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Windows 7: I shut my laptop down during a windows system update

18 Jul 2012   #1

windows vista
I shut my laptop down during a windows system update

i have a dell latitude d430 and I accidentally shut it down whilst it was configuring updates.

Now, when turning on all i get is the 'configuring updates stage 3 of 3 0% complete' and then it appears to restart and do it all over again.

i believe i have tried loading in safe mode but have not had any luck..
any other suggestions?

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18 Jul 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


Boot into Windows 7 DVD System Recovery Options or System Repair Disk to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

This should offer to run System Restore, but if it doesn't run it separately from the Options list. The procedure for unbootable Windows to roll back problematic Updates is to System Restore from boot.

There are other boot repair options in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
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18 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

What do you mean it appears to restart? It either does or it doesn't.
Shut down computer, not restart. Then boot the computer. Then don't do anything on your computer, nothing. If Windows updates were downloaded and not completely installed it should do it now. If Windows informs you updates were installed reboot whether Windows ask you to or not. If this doesn't work open Windows updates and manually check for updates. If the previous updates didn't install Windows Update should recommend them again.
Let us know what happened. My rules on my computers is simple. 1/When downloading and installing Windows Updates do nothing else on the computer, period. 2/ Check for updates manually 2 to 3 times a day. 3/ If there is a big download of several KB's like on some Tuesdays take a few at a time reboot and do it again. 4/ Have I.E. set as your default browser for updates. Microsoft likes Microsoft. This may help from having problems in the future, it did me.
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