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15 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Win 7 update problem. Computer will not start.

G'day,
Yesterday evening, 14 Dec., when shutting down the computer, 10 updates were received. This morning, 15 Dec., when booting up for the first time, I was presented with the green screen that said "Preparing to Configure Windows. Do not turn off your computer." It has been sitting there like that for over an hour and a half. I think something may have gone wrong. What should I do? Please advise. All help will be greatly appreciated.

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, i5 3.4 Ghz, 8Gb RAM.

Cheers,
Fritz

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15 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

A great christmas present from Microsoft it seems.

I have the same kind of problem as you pivo11. I was just installing the same updates on my PC, the system lost connection to the monitor and it flashed the red light for hard drive. I waited for some moments but it seemed the system was stuck. So I did a hard reboot. Now my system won't even give me any beeps. If I turn it on hard drive light will flicker and fans start but nothing happens.

Any ideas what has caused this and what should be done?

Edit: Windows 7 Hope Premium 64bit

Edit 2: Well, I disconnected all devices except the keyboard and let it run for a little longer and suddenly the computer posted and booted again. Installed the updates with no problem and seems to be working... weird.
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15 Dec 2011   #3

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Same here

I have a laptop Dell XPS M1530 and it wouldn't start. I just removed my wireless mouse adapter and it started.
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16 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Folks. Thanks for the replies. I finally forced a shutdown and restarted in "Safe" mode. Got a "Problem configuring windows updates; reverting changes" message and from there it took another five minutes before all went back to normal, as far as I could see. Then I got a popup window that stated that Windows needed to restart the computer so that the updates could take effect. I did that and got exactly the same message as before; "Preparing to Configure Windows. Do not turn off your computer." However, this time after 30 seconds or so, the machine started and is working fine. (I hope). I have no idea what caused this other than it must have been one of the 10 updates I received on 14-15 Dec.

Cheers,
Fritz
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27 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

well. mine failed to restart completely. Every time it restarts, it tried to apply the updates and then comes to one which it can s shnot install and then says fatal error. What should i do??
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12 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I have the same problem. Even when I power off and reboot in safe mode and come back to install updates again the problem just persists. please any help
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