I turned off my computer vista accientally when she was updating windows, now computer stuck at 'Configuring updates step 3 of 3. "

and now whenever I start it up it goes from an expression of the form "Configuring updates step 3 of 3" then it fails and restarts and goes to the screen even. Help!

Hello

See if that helps you.

Do a Safe Mode system restore to before the problem started.

http://bertk.MVPs.org/html/restoresysv.html

How to access Safe Mode

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-Windows-in-safe-mode/#Vista

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If it doesn't, try a startup repair and / or a system restore using a DVD of Vista from Microsoft

Manufacturers recovery disks normally do not have Service Options; they are normally a relocation to the factory only settings option.

Here is the guide to repair Options using a Vista DVD from Microsoft.

If a friend or a work acquantance of yours has one, you can borrow and use it for repairs.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/repair-Windows-with-Windows-Startup-Repair/

Table of contents

  1. Overview of Windows Vista repair options
  2. How to perform an automatic repair of Windows Vista using Startup Repair
  3. Advanced Tools Overview
  4. Conclusion

If you do not or can not borrow a Microsoft DVD there is a download of a file ISO of Vista Startup Repair available that you can put on a Bootable floppy to make the above startup repair and that the method is recommended by a large number of posters in these Forums.

Unfortunately, you have to buy it.

Here is a link to it:

http://NeoSmart.net/blog/2011/Windows-Recovery-discs-updated-reinstated/

See you soon.

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