Have Windows Vista on laptop. Windows does not... message is received. "Configuring updates: stage 3 of 3-0% complete" and then nothing

Windows Vista will not charge in my laptop.  Receiver of message, "Configuration of update: stage 3 3-0% complete" and "do npot disable competitor."

This message stays on 2-3 minutes then disappears and screen becomes white., after a few minutes more the restart process restarts and crosses th same process again, again and again.  Ant suggestions?

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Hi Francis,.

Try the following and see if it helps.

 

Method 1:

Rename the Pending.xml file, and then change the registry.


Note:
serious problems can occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you proceed with caution. For added protection, back up the registry before you edit it. Then you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click on the number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Back-up-the-registry ) how to back up and restore the registry in Windows)

To rename the Pending.xml file, and edit the registry, follow these steps.


(A)
start Windows Vista and go to system recovery options:

1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disk into the disk drive and restart the computer.

2. When you are prompted to restart from the disc, press any key.

3. When you are prompted, configure the language to install, time and currency format and keyboard or options for method of entry that you want, and then click Next.

4. on the page to install Windows, click on repair your computer.

5. on the System Recovery Options page, click the version of the Windows Vista operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.

B) use the system recovery options to rename the Pending.xml file and edit the registry:

1. in the System Recovery Options page, click command prompt.

2 type cd C:\windows\winsxs, and then press ENTER.

3 type ren pending.xml pending.old, and then press ENTER.

4. type regedit and press ENTER.

5. select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

6. on the file menu, click on load the hive.

7. look for the following folder:

C:\windows\system32\config\components

8. When you are prompted for a name, type Offline_Components.

9. in the registry editor, find and delete the following registry subkey:

HLKM\Offline Components\AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving

HKLM\Offline Components\PendingXmlIdentifier

C) exit the Registry Editor:

1. at the command prompt, type exit to quit the registry editor.

2. press ENTER.

3. click on restart.


Method 2:

Refer to the steps in the following Microsoft article.

Error: Failed to setup of the Windows updates. Restoration of the changes. Do not turn off your computer when you try to install Windows updates

Notes:

Before you perform the upgrade on the spot, I would recommend you to back your files using windows backup.

When you perform the system restore to restore the computer to a previous state, programs and updates that you have installed are removed.

Hope that the information provided is useful.

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