Stuck in a loop configuring updates stage 3

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    billrigsby

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    My computer seems to be in a continuous loop of configuring updates stage 3 0% complete restart excetera

    Since I've never done this before I have restarted it in safe mode, is there a way to do a system restore from this point?
     
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    Well starting it in safe mode didn't work it's back to configuring updates, what should I do
     
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    Guessing ,,, but try turning off the Automatic Update option on your update screen. I've a suspicion your machine is waiting on from some response from MS, like additional updates, which just aren't going to come.
     
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    I am afraid that you have to rename the Pending.xml file:
    1. Insert the Windows Server 2008 installation DVD and restart the computer from the DVD.

    Note During the startup process, when you are prompted to Press any Key to restart from the CD or DVD , press a key.
    2. Select your language settings, and then click Next .
    3. In the Setup window, click Repair your computer .
    4. In the System Recovery Options window, select the operating system, and then click Next .

    Note If the repair process detects problems starting Vista, it runs Startup Repair to automatically fix the problems. If this occurs, click Cancel , and then click View advanced options for system recovery and support .
    5. In the System Recovery Options window, click Command Prompt .
    6. Type the following commands and press ENTER after each command:

    icacls c:\windows\winsxs\pending.xml /grant administrators:F

    del c:\windows\winsxs\pending.xml

    reg load HKLM\BaseSystem c:\windows\system32\config\system

    reg delete HKLM\BaseSystem\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager /v SetupExecute

    reg add HKLM\BaseSystem\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager /v SetupExecute /t REG_MULTI_SZ
    7. Type Exit and then press ENTER.
    8. In the System Recovery Options window, click Restart .

    Ethan Stark
     
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