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Windows 7: Preparing to configure Windows

13 May 2011   #1
rjel

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Preparing to configure Windows

Hello!

Yesterday I installed new upgrades for Windows 7. Upon starting the computer this morning it just says "Preparing to configure Windows. Do not turn off you computer". I did turn off and restarted it in safe mode but still does the same thing. It has been turned on now for a couple of hours. It occationally writes to the HD but with seconds apart. Have anyone else experienced this? Just sit on my hands and wait...?


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13 May 2011   #2
rjel

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Got tired of waiting and did a system restore. It now works.
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13 May 2011   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yep that's the first thing to try.

Glad it worked for you.
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13 May 2011   #4
A Monell

windows7 64bit upgrade
 
 
same problem every few months

I have had the same problem several times in the last few months. Usually a boot to safe mode then to normal comes up with the message the system is resetting to an earlier date and works, as does manually restoring.
The system is set to download but not install updates but it disregards that at shutdown and tries to install anyway.
I see that one of the updates is supposed to repair the updater. Should I manually run just that one? I have run several virus scans and the Microsoft one that is updated every 10 days with nothing found. I have also run MS Fixit as advised on another site. Any help would be apreciated.
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14 May 2011   #5
A Monell

windows7 64bit upgrade
 
 
BTW my reply was not meant as an answer

I hope to hear from tech help here. I have been able to fix this problem only temporarily and it takes multiple boots etc.
Because this has happened multiple times I don't consider my system working. After fixing my pc twice in the last 2 days and turning Updates completely off. I see now that there is a notice that there are updates to install!
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