Vista continuously restart after Windows Update

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Francois PIETTE, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Since yesterday, my Vista Ultimate computer restart continuously doing a
    Windows Update. When it restart, I see the usual Windows Update message
    saying "Configuring updates 3 of 3 do not turn your computer off" (Or
    similar since I translated the message I see in french). After a few
    minutes, the computer restart and I get the same message again. This loops
    forever !

    I found an article about a similar problem one year ago:

    Not sure I can apply that solution.
    What is the recommanded solution ? Obviously, I don't want to reinstall nor
    loose my data.
    Any help appreciated.

    Francois PIETTE, Sep 1, 2009
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  2. Ǝиçεl, Sep 1, 2009
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  3. KB949358 was not applicable as stated. Method 1 & 2 were ineffective because
    there is no restoration point. Method 3 (removal of pending.xml) worked
    altough the registry key do be deleted do not exist.

    The article also lack to mention you may have to load additional driver.
    This was my case since the system has a RAID controller requiring a driver
    at boot time.

    The article end by telling to install update 937287 to avoid the same
    problem in the future. On my system, 937287 says it is not required.

    Anyway the problem is solved and I was able to apply the remaining updates
    without issue. I'll come back here to describe any adverse effect I may
    discover in the future (the article is somwhat alarming to system behaviuor
    after the fix).

    Thanks a lot.
    Francois PIETTE, Sep 1, 2009
  4. Hi Francois,

    Glad to help and thanks for posting the results of your endeavours, I'm
    sure they'll be read and appreciated.

    Ǝиçεl, Sep 1, 2009
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