25th August 2009, 09:37 #1
Eternal loop - Updates didn't configure
Hello All. I am new here, and I kind of wish I wasnt, but Vista SP1 x64 has TOTALLY screwed up on me. I dl'd some updates. A couple of them didn't take. So, the only I get the message I get was: "Updates didn't configure correctly. Reverting Updates...Do not shut down computer" then it shut down and started all over again with the same damn message.... Over and over again...
I even went into my BIOS and disabled the hard drive to try and boot XP Professional. Nope The computer wasnt having that. I got a message saying that set up stopped due to the possible f'ing up of my hard drive, etc, etc...
That "Updates didn't configure" was the only screen I could get for hours because it was on an eternal loop. But just now, I got up and checked it's status, and low & behold, I FINALLY saw my login screen.
So, my question now is, do I junk Vista and revert back to my XP Professional 32 bit? Becasue I will say right now that I've had more problems with Vista than any other MS Windows platform since Windows hit the market.
And just our of curiosity (the main reason I am here) how the HELL do you get out of a loop like that, other than let Vista run it's course? How would one go about downgrading to XP Professional (let alone try and fix the problem with a Vista back up) when stuck in a loop like I encountered?
Thank you to anyone who might have answers in advance.
25th August 2009, 09:41 #2
Q: How to get out of the loop?
A: Safe Mode Always works
Q: How to fix it?
A: System Restore. Mostly works
25th August 2009, 12:12 #3
Pls also check this and this.
That should hopefully help.
5th September 2009, 18:10 #4
i've also faced the same problem when last time i installed the vista, but after clearing windows update backups n renaming software distribution folder in windows folder and restarting windows update service solved my problem.....