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Windows 7: Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Corrupt Update?

15 Feb 2010   #1
PH3N0M3N

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Corrupt Update?

Hi guys. Can anyone help me figure this out without reinstalling the OS? My problem is that I've recently downloaded a Windows update (through Win 7 Update system) and then I've restarted the PC. Before the shutdown, the update was installed (i guess?!... I wasn't in the room when that happened) and then the PC restarted.. Eh! When Windows 7 tries to login, I get the "preparing to configure windows. do not turn off your computer" message and then it does nothing, even if the round cursor (busy) is active. The pointer doesn't move though. I cannot use the system restore option 'cause due to lacc of space on that partition I've turned it off. I can run it in Safe mode but I don't know how to remove the update, to not install anymore on the next restart. So what can I do? On microsoft website they tell me that I should to a system restore, but I can't so.... Pls help! Thx


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15 Feb 2010   #2
PH3N0M3N

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Update: Mainly, I want to get rid of the update. Meaning that if there's a list I can delete or some folder where that update was downloaded... Smth like that. I've also tried to delete pending.xml from windows\winsxs\ but it said that I don't have permission to delete it (even if I have only 1 user active and it has admin priviledges)..
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15 Feb 2010   #3
PH3N0M3N

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Later I changed smth. Meanwhile I've created an empty folder Download in windows\SoftwareDistribution\ and renamed the active one intro smth else. Result: The same message at Windows login but there's some HDD activity now, but only from time to time, not continuously. Much later: I've uninstalled the last 2 updates from the list and now I can login in Windows normaly, but gadgets don't work, Internet browsers don't work, the programs work like i have 128 RAM (very slowly), MSN Live! Messenger doesn't respond and cannot be closed. When I tried to uninstall those updates I received an error: Not all of the updates were succesfully uninstalled. Tomorrow I'll try to uninstall all of them and see how is going...
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15 Feb 2010   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

You've broken something in software distribution. I'd go through the list of installed updates and uninstall them one at a time. First, I'd run sfc /scannow at an elevated command prompt.
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16 Feb 2010   #5
PH3N0M3N

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

it seems i cannot run sfc /scannow . It keeps telling me that "there is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. restart windows and run sfc again" although i've restarted the pc twice. how can I bypass that repair?
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16 Feb 2010   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Insert your install disk and reboot..select repair install... this should do the trick
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16 Feb 2010   #7
PH3N0M3N

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

tried that. it doesn't. only works once. i login to windows. then nothing works.. i restart and i get the same msg.
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16 Feb 2010   #8
Flavius

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

1.Run check disk on boot Disk Check
2.Try another methods to fix bootloader Recovering the Vista Bootloader from the DVD - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki

If nothing help I suggest diagnose your hdd manufacturer tool appriopriate for your hdd Bootable Hard Drive Diagnostics - Vox
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16 Feb 2010   #9
PH3N0M3N

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

i've reinstalled the OS. wasted a lot of time thinking of solutions.
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