I’m stuck with Configuring Updates 3 of 3

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My computer is set to update automatically. Oftentimes, I forgot to check on the updates installed on it.

I will just recognize that my computer updated when it ask me to restart my system. I am running Windows Vista Business Edition. 

Just today, it updated again but when it ask me to restart my computer, after hitting the restart button, I end up with the configuring updates window from 1 of 3 to 3 of 3. I waited for it to finish updating, but it seems that the last part is not successful because it stops from there.

Configuring Updates: stage 3 of 3 0% completed is written on the window. I waited for few minutes, but it stops to 0%. I tried to force close it by pressing the power button on my CPU. When it restarted, it leads me to the same window again and again. What I did is to boot safe mode but i still end up with the same window.

All my applications, software's and drivers are up to date as far as I know since I set my updates to automatic. I did not manage to see what my system is trying to update so I am not really sure which part is triggering the error. 

I am not good in solving computer technical problems. I searched on one site explaining that I should edit the registry thing, but could not start. What is the probable cause of this error?

I need someone who can teach me step by step procedure on how can I solve the issue.

Thanks in advance.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #110120

I’m stuck with Configuring Updates 3 of 3

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Dear Anne Robinson,

Here I’m presenting you with 9 possible solutions to this Configuration Error issue. Hope the following details would be worthwhile for you and others who find answers to this issue.

Solution 1: To make a startup using the Windows installation disc and the restoration process

Provided that Windows has not been installed in advance on your computer system the following solution could work because if Windows has been installed in advance then you may not be having its installation disc with you now and this solution would not be feasible to achieve.

Initially, to begin Windows, you must have your Windows installation disc ready and be inserted it on to the disk drive on your computer and then have the machine restarted. After the restart is done and once the time reached for you to begin from the disc, then you may press any key and then configure the options of Language to install, Time and Currency format, Keyboard or input method and hence click the Next button.

After that process is complete you may click Repair your computer feature on the right next page as it will appear. Hence, to complete the restoration process (repair process), select the appropriate version of the operating system of Windows you wish to repair and click Next button. Afterwards you may click System Restore on the Systems Recovery Options page appearing to you now and then click Next again.

Once the process is complete up to this point you will be given the option to select a restore point where you must select a point of restore where your operating system was working well earlier and then click the Next button on the respective page. One point to make noteworthy here is that, the point of restore must be a date earlier to the earliest time you experienced the issue. It is described in the ‘Symptoms’ section. Use the Choose a different restore point option in order for you to select a date and then click Next.   

Hence select which disk to restore where you may select the hard disk on which your machine operating system is installed and again click the Next button. Then click Finish on the subsequent page where Confirm your restore point page will appear and eventually Restart the machine once the restoration process is said to be complete.

Solution 2

Further it is found that this Route would find solutions to this issue. First you hold ON/OFF button until the time your pc will shut down and then Restart your machine while simultaneously pressing the F10 key on your keyboard where then the machine should be rebooting as usual and thereafter turn off auto updates by going to Control Panel until the problem is fixed by Microsoft.

Another point to be mentioned here was: the F8 key on your keyboard is said only gets you into the Boot option menu and it is found that the Boot Help Menu is now accessed through the F10 key. During the time to starting up the machine after switch off, you will have to continuously hit the F10 key repetitively.

Solution 3

Another solution to this issue could be that you press the F8 key which is the start up until you receive the boot screen and then select Repair My Computer option. You may enter your username, password here if any. Afterwards you may Restart the machine once after Running the System Restore for a particular point in time before the update was installed. Here it is to be noted that if you did not see any restore points shortly, then you may tick the tick box appearing on the bottom of the page left-hand corner.  

 

Solution 4: Safe Mode start and system restore

Once you are verified that there are no floppy disks, CDs, or DVDs inserted in your machine you may start your computer.

Then when the machine starts you may press and hold the F8 key but you must make sure to turn off your machine and hence restart it if by any chance the Windows logo appeared because you should press F8 key before the Windows logo pops on your screen. This is the procedure for a single operating system installed in a machine.

But what if there are multiple operating systems installed in a machine? Then here is the next answer coming to you. If there is more than one OS installed in your system then you may select the right operating system in which you will want to start in the safe mode using the arrow keys and hence press F8 key.

Hence, by again using the arrow keys you may choose the safe mode option you desire on the Advanced Boot Options page and press ENTER key.

Afterwards the system restoration process begins where you will have to click System Restore under the Programs heading, after having searched system restore using the Start Search Box or Search program and Files in the Start window pane on the desktop. (You may sometimes need to type the administrative password or click continue as a means of confirmation there)

Then after clicking the Next button on System Restore screen you will have to choose a restore point where at this place you will select a restore point that was working well earlier for your OS. One point to make noteworthy here is that, the point of restore must be a date earlier to the earliest time you experienced the issue. It is described in the ‘Symptoms’ section. Use the Choose a different restore point option in order for you to select a date and then click Next.  

Hence select which disk to restore where you may select the hard disk on which your machine operating system is installed and again click the Next button. Then click Finish on the subsequent page where Confirm your restore point page will appear and eventually Restart the machine once the restoration process is said to be complete.

Solution 5

Another solution to this Configuration Error is to boot from the Vista CD/DVD by selecting the Repair Option by running the system restore back to the thirteenth. Automatic updates are said to be disabled until the time you would be able to figure out as to what is happening with the related updates. Hence it is advised to come back to a restore point after some days. A point that is noteworthy here is that it is said to work if you have a full system installation disk. Hence make sure that it is not a manufacturer’s disk.

THE BEST SOLUTION TO THIS CONFIGURATION ERROR ISSUE AS I SUGGEST IS THE BELOW SOLUTION:

Solution 6

Another very good solution which I got to come across to this issue is found that:

Open Command Prompt and then type the following:

cd c:windowswinsxs press enter

ren pending.xml pending.old press enter

regedit press enter

exit press enter

Solution 7

Another solution to this Configuration Error is that we can give the start to the setup of Vista using the Windows Vista  CD/DVD Installer and you may choose appropriate Language to install, Time & Currency feature, Keyboard or input option and hence click the Next button. Afterwards you may select your appropriate installation of Vista on the Repair My Computer page which is the right next page and again click the Next button. (Note that if you are not with your Windows Vista CD/DVD installer, you may be able to burn it in to a floppy disk after downloading a bootable one from the web. Then select CD/DVD as the primary device for startup by using F10 or F2 key on the boot menu and hence you may Run Command Prompt and type the above mentioned text there.)

Once it is done up to this point, you may select Command Prompt and you may type the following command:

 'ren c:windowswinsxspending.xml pending.bak' and press enter key.

Again Type 'ren c:windowswinsxscleanup.xml cleanup.bak' and then press enter key.

Hence you may type Exit and Restart your machine. Once the process is complete up to here you will get to see your screen to log in and any pending.xml files must be removed at that point.

Solution 8

If the above mentioned methods did not work for you, you can use the Microsoft Customer Support Services Web site to find solutions to your issue in which they are prepared to address your issue by the provision of information regarding technical issues, tools to self search, live agents etc., provide solutions to the FAQs of the MS products, MS Customer Support Newsgroups which would help you contact peers, important personnel staff working in Microsoft etc., and Other Supporting services such as the facility to contact MS Customer Care officers and get your issues clarified, feedback facility and the provision of web resources where you can ask questions and online feedback to your queries from the MS staff personnel.

The following MS services web sites would be helpful for this purpose:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftservices/default.aspx

Solution 9

As a means of alleviating such type of issues arising in the future you are suggested to have contacted the MS Download Center to receive update 937287 where afterwards you will have to install the correct update relevant to your version of Windows Vista which will lead you successfully and automatically install updates coming in the future time periods and will hence lead to avoid these sorts of problems arising in the future.

A link is given below for this purpose:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/default.aspx

Answered By 210 points N/A #110122

I’m stuck with Configuring Updates 3 of 3

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Hi sachi1987! I would like to thank you for your immediate support. The links of Microsoft that you have sent me is really helpful. I was able to fix my computer problem by following your method. Thanks again.

Answered By 0 points N/A #110124

I’m stuck with Configuring Updates 3 of 3

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Hello Sachi1987, you are very excellent in giving  many ways in Configuring Error problem. Thank you. Keep up the great work! 

Credit also to techyv.com, you are a big help in our computer generation nowadays.

You are one of the foremost answer providers from all the Computers and Information Technology queries. It works for me too, absolutely beneficial!

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