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Won't configure after updates

mfolse

New Member
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#1
Automatic updates installed last night and when I went to turn on my computer this morning, my computer goes from:
Configuring updates: Stage 1 of 3 - 0% comlete to
Configuring updates: Stage 3 of 3 0% complete then reboots.

It does this CONSTANTLY!

I pressed F8 and went into Repair Your Computer.
I've tried: Startup Repair, Sytem Restore, and Command Prompt with chkdsk /f which gives me the reply: The type of the file system is NTFS. Cannot lock current drive. Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected.

I don't have a back up disk and I don't want to lose all my important documents and family pictures.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
 

My Computer

mfolse

New Member
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#2
Answering my own question in case anyone else has this problem.

While looking for my original disks that came with my HP pavillion dv6000, I found a paper that said "Restore Your System Without Discs." My notebook did not come with discs. I was supposed to burn them from the computer. :sa:

BUT - it also said "To repair or restore from the hard drive, restart the computer and press F11 when prompted." So I did, and it brought me to the Recovery Manager. From this wizard, I was able to do the chkdsk. I chose for it to scan the Windows partition. The computer found and repaired loads of bad clusters. When I clicked "next," the computer rebooted, configured the updates and started perfectly! Whew!:D
 

My Computer

pooch

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Vista Guru
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#3
Its good to hear that you have got your problem sorted :D

Pooch
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self build
    CPU
    Phenom II x4 Black Edition 940-Arctic-Cooling Freezer Xtreme
    Motherboard
    Asus M3A32-MVP Deluxe
    Memory
    8 gig Samsung PC800 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia 9600gt
    Sound Card
    AD1988b
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" TFT-MONITOR WIDESCREEN mit VGA/DVI 17" Video7 TFT
    Screen Resolution
    1680 : 1050 1280 : 1024
    Hard Drives
    Drive #1 - SAMSUNG HD252HJ (250 GB)
    Drive #2 - Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 (1000 GB)
    Drive #3 - SAMSUNG HD250HJ (250 GB)
    Drive #4 - SAMSUNG HD103UJ (1000 GB) External eSATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake Toughpower Cable Management 750W
    Case
    Enermax Chakra
    Cooling
    2x 120mm Front and Back 1x 250mm Side
    Mouse
    Easy Line Laser Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard
    Internet Speed
    16000
    Other Info
    I have also used Fedora, Suse, Ubuntu Linux
    And all other Windows from 95 to date except ME

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