I'm in a loop, message "configure update: stage 3 3-0% complete.". Do not turn off your computer. »

MY HP (VISTA) computer is locked in a loop.  It keeps on rebooting after the following windows message appears: ' updated configuration: stage 3 3-0% complete. ". Do not turn off your computer. "It has been in the loop for 3 days.  ANY IDEAS ON HOW TO GET IT FOR FREE.  I tried most of the things that I can think of.

The update is not installed successfully, you receive a message, and the computer restarts when you try to install an update in Windows Vista and Windows 7
http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/949358

Obviously you can not run the troubleshooter, read the article and go to method 2, etc.

Method 2: Use the system restore feature

Note You must be logged to Windows with an administrator account to complete this method. If it is a computer that is part of a network at work, you should ask the system administrator for help. For more information about how to connect to Windows as an administrator, visit: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/How-do-I-log-on-as-an-administrator

(http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/How-do-I-log-on-as-an-administrator)

Note If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or a DVD, or if Windows was preinstalled on your computer without the CD or DVD, see the documentation that came with the computer for instruction about how to continue, or go to method 2.

When you start your computer by using the Windows installation disc, you can run recovery system at boot options. To do this, follow these steps:

Windows startup :

  1. Insert the Windows Vista or Windows 7 installation disc into the drive and restart the computer.
  2. When you are prompted to start from the disc, press any key any.
  3. When you are prompted, configure the language to install, time and currency formatsand keyboard or input method options that you want, and then click Next.
  4. Click on repair your computer.

Select a restore point:

  1. In the System Recovery Options page, click the version of the Windows operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
  2. In the System Recovery Options page, click System Restore.
  3. On the System Restore page, click Next.
  4. Select a restore point during which you know the operating system works, and then click Next.

    The restore point should be a date that precedes the first time you encountered the error. To select a date, use the option to choose a different restore point , and then click Next.

  5. If you are prompted to choose which disk to restore, select the hard disk, and then click Next.
  6. In the confirm your restore point page, click Finish.
  7. When the restore process is complete, click restart.

Note To avoid this problem in the future, see the steps in the "More information" section

If the error persists, try Method 2.

Method 3: Use the functionality in Place Upgrade

Performing one set to update restores the current installation of Windows to the version of the installation DVD. It also requires the installation of all the updates that are not included on the installation DVD. If your computer came with Windows pre-installed, review the documentation for your computer for instructions on how to make a place in upgarde. Otherwise, follow these steps:

Note: It is strongly recommended that you back up all your personal files. For more information about how to back up your files, please visit: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Back-up-your-files

(http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Back-up-your-files)
  1. Insert the Windows Vista or Windows 7 DVD into the DVD drive of the computer.
  2. In the settings window, click install now.
    • Note If Windows does not automatically detect the DVD, follow these steps:

  1. Click on start and type Drive: \setup.exe in the box to start the search. Note The placeholder drive is the drive letter of the computer's DVD, usually D:\.
  2. List programs, click Setup.exe.
  3. In the settings window, click install now.
  • Click connect to get the latest updates for installation (recommended).
  • Type the CD key if you are prompted to do so.
  • Select the operating system on the Install Windows page, you want to upgrade.
  • Click Yes to accept the Microsoft software license agreement.
  • On the which type of installation you want? of the screen, click upgrade.
  • Once the installation is complete, restart your computer.
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