Aaron Wissner (valuesystem) wrote,
Aaron Wissner
valuesystem

Configuring Updates: Stage 3 of 3 - infinite loop or stuck or freezes or won't boot

Today, I installed a wireless network card in my computer. This is the first time it has had network access in a year or more. The computer is used almost exclusively for editing video.

After the wireless network card was working, I installed a second video card. And after that, a USB3 card.

Before I had a chance to test out the USB3 card, and see that it had the best driver installed, my computer came up with this message, and would only go into a reboot loop: Configuring Updates: Stage 3 of 3.

My operating system is Windows Vista 64 bit.

After attempting many things, including removing all of the cards, unplugging a second hard drive, trying to do a system repair point, booting from a Windows Vista disk, pressing F2 and F12 at startup, etc. I finally searched the Internet and found that the offending file was pending.xml and just renaming it would allow the system to boot completely. Here are the links:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/227bcd32-f0dd-4aab-942e-07e0cadec083/windows-7-wont-boot-up-after-update?forum=w7itproinstall

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/485264/configuring-updates-stage-3-of-3-0-complete-loop-please-help-have-already-tried-many-things/

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-windows_update/vista-os-configuring-updates-stage-3-of-3-0/e14c9e7f-df8a-4fdf-983c-e1a71937dd17

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Get-Vista-Out-of-the-Infinite-Reboot-Loop-Configuring-Updates-Stage-3-of-3-0-with-Vista-SP1-78933.shtml

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Other-Notebook-PC-Questions/wont-get-past-quot-configuring-updates-stage-3-of-3-0-quot/td-p/693811

http://forums.cnet.com/7726-12546_102-3174639.html

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2509997
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