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Windows 7: Stuck on update 2 of 2


13 Jan 2010   #1

win 7
 
 
Stuck on update 2 of 2

Hi all,

Think I have auto updates on anyway computer is stuck on update 2 of 2 please do not shut down or power down with the little circle.
Turned it off (not unplugged) & went into the Bios to start with standard settings and each time I log into windows after the windows logo just get the updates 2 of 2 message, no mouse pointer, ctrl alt del, pause break nowt works
could do a fresh install but pc is new.. 2 week old standard del inspiron zino hd with win 7 home any pointers

not feeling the love for this pc.. forgot WiFi when I bought it.. oh & sound
now Windows 7 is playing up, crashed 2nd time I used it too

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13 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

How long are you waiting? I thought my machine was frozen on updates too, but after an hour, it resumed. Try leaving it overnight or something.
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13 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

maybe a fresh reinstall will do it good ?
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13 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

Try to use system restore METHOD II from this link System Restore

Even If you don't have Windows 7 DVD he can use special recovery disk Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs — The NeoSmart Files instead
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13 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi,

Welcome to seven forums

* Before you could try anything. I have a few questions?
* Are you able to get to your desktop. If yes, please go to your desktop.
* Go to control panel > Windows Updates.

* Please, give the list of updates that are going to be installed. You should have 2 pending updates as you have informed as above. This may be helpful for further assistance !!!
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14 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by like a ninja View Post
maybe a fresh reinstall will do it good ?

that is not always the answer.....

What he needs to do is delete the trash out of the windows update folder and start it fresh.... He can do it by going into safe mode.

I just can't remember where in windows that windows updates are put.... Hmmm baffled.
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14 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acurasd View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by like a ninja View Post
maybe a fresh reinstall will do it good ?

that is not always the answer.....

What he needs to do is delete the trash out of the windows update folder and start it fresh.... He can do it by going into safe mode.

I just can't remember where in windows that windows updates are put.... Hmmm baffled.
It will still try and install the updates that are hanging...

Also to the guy recommending to do a boot->System Restore...

It will refuse to do the restore do an error: The Windows Image is currently being serviced" something amongst those lines...

My recommendation? Stick to Johnathan's post and wait it out for a bit before calling it. On a prior install an update hanged for three hours before it just continued...who knows what happened and what made it continue...
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14 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

yeah i have had that happen to me too... but I am just saying, just because you have a little problem.... restoring your computer is not always the solutio. I mean its the easiest and best solution but what do you learn from it.. if it happens again, your back to square one and all that work setting the system back up again after again
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14 Jan 2010   #9

win 7
 
 

Hi there.. was still stuck after 8 hrs.. turned it off went to work & powered up ok 8hrs later
lets hope th enxt update is better.. thx for the tips

Alex
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14 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nayone View Post
Hi there.. was still stuck after 8 hrs.. turned it off went to work & powered up ok 8hrs later
lets hope th enxt update is better.. thx for the tips

Alex
And what about my instructions ? did you try ?
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