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updating 3 of 3 do not turn of your system

By samuel.bender ·
I have an Acer laptop that is less than 9 months old. I had it set to automatically get updates and install them on my system. So one day I get the message installing 3 of 3 updates, do not turn of your computer. Well it goes through this cycle, states it is going to restart, but keeps doing the same thing over and over. It is driving me up the wall. I have had to since by another PC, but still can not use my laptop. It is an Acer Aspire 5315 Series. It was running Windows Vista and I had installed the Windows Micro Soft Office Enterprise 2007 like 4 months prior to that. In one of my classes at the college, our professor told us to download one of those funny named programs similar to Windows, but was a different system, Unbanta or something like that. Anyway about on week after that is when it went on the blink. Can anyone out there give me any advice that does not cost a fortune. I was just medically retired from the U.S. Army in March of 2009 from Active duty for injuries I sustained in the Iraq War. I have had my income reduced to 60% of my base pay, which now leaves me with a income of 1672.00 monthly with a wife and 2 children still at home. So do you see why I need it to be cheap. Thank you very much, Samuel

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Eh, cheap has nothing to do with it. :)

by seanferd In reply to updating 3 of 3 do not tu ...

The darn thing should work, right?

OK, I'm going to guess that by "Unbanta", you are probably referring to Ubuntu Linux? That is an entirely different operating system than Windows. So was "updating 3 of 3 do not turn of your system" the result of installing Ubuntu? Or had you simply downloaded Ubuntu, and the message and problem occurred during a Windows Update procedure? (I'm guessing the latter.)

Simply downloading Ubuntu should not cause a problem, but if you aren't going to install it or burn a Live CD from it, it is just taking up space.

Couple of other general questions:
What is the full model name & number for the Acer?
What version of Vista?
After completly shutting it down, did you attempt to reboot? And it does the same bit again? Or do you get some other error message?

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You need to do a repair install

by Jacky Howe In reply to updating 3 of 3 do not tu ...

but being a notebook you will be better off doing a factory Restore.

Get Vista Out of the Infinite Reboot Loop "Configuring Updates Stage 3 of 3 0%" with Vista SP1

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Get-Vista-Out-of-the-Infinite-Reboot-Loop-Configuring-Updates-Stage-3-of-3-0-with-Vista-SP1-78933.shtml

If you need to retrieve Data you can either invest in a 2.5" USB enclosure to fit the drive or download a copy of Linux that will run from CD.

http://www.pclinuxos.com/index.php?option=com_ionfiles&Itemid=28

Either check you user manual for the instructions for doing a System Recovery that will restore the System back to Factory Default settings or post the make and model for someone here to track it down for you.

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Anyway...

by seanferd In reply to updating 3 of 3 do not tu ...

"income of 1672.00"
You deserve more, sir.

If this is just due to an improperly installed update, there may be a quick fix if you can get into the Windows directory on the drive. There may be a file
C:\Windows\winsxs\pending.xml
If you can get in and find this file, delete it.

The underlying cause of the problem could be just about anything, so if you can delete that file and Windows still won't load, or doesn't work right, you may need to uninstall the updates and try again. Or you may need to re-install Vista, which may be faster/better/cheaper than trying to work this all out. Do you have a Vista installation disk, and maybe other important disks from Acer? Maybe there is a recovery partition on the hard drive? (The model of the Acer should help us discern this.)

But the problem could have been caused by some other running program interfering with the installation, bad drivers, a minor power fluctuation...

If you can get the information posted here, someone should be able to help you sort this out.

Best wishes. :)

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