Windows update failure "Configuring updates: stage 3 3-0% complete.» Do not turn off your computer.

I try just turn on my computer, and I get a "Configuring updates: stage 3 3-0% complete.» Do not turn off your computer"let it sit and continues just to treat then turn off and back on - only to endlessly repeat the problem.  I can't do anything else that the menu hep access by pressing the F2 key, but I can go anywhere with this option or the other.

Thank you for your help.

3Ran

Hello 3Ran
Thank you for using Microsoft Vista answers Forum!

Michael Murphy has provided these steps already; I'll just say it in a different way.

Because you can't go to your office, I suggest that you start your computer in safe MODE. Next to normal mode, it is a different way to connect to your computer and makes a few changes when the problem.

HOW TO START YOUR COMPUTER IN SAFE MODE

  1. Restart your computer if it is running.
  2. Press the F8 key after your computer powers initially.
  3. Once you see the menu Advanced Startup Options , you can stop tapping.
  4. Up/down arrow keys to highlight your selection.
  5. Select Safe Mode with network and press enter.
  6. You should see loading drivers and then Please wait.
  7. You should then be on the Welcome screen.

Connect to your computer using an account with administrator privileges.

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