Some automatic microsoft downloads have created a problem. When I booted up I got the message "Configuring updates Stage 3 of 3 - 87% complete". Then the computer [Vista system] closes itself down and restarts and the same thing happens - repeatedly.It never moves beyoond 87%. I turned off the pc manually and restarted in 'Safe Mode', but this made no difference. Anyone got any ideas what I can do please? Thanks.
buteman ~ I tried the Windows button - nothing! Tried 'cntrl-alt-delete' - nothing! Went to my local friendly [and usually good] computer repair shop and when I explained what was happening was met with a sharp intake of breathe, followed by "There's a virus going round pretending to be an official Microsoft update." !! So I'm taking it in tomorrow ... Thanks
Like I said a system repair may have fixed it.But if you do a reformat you may loose photos music and things like that. Whats he going to charge probably about £40.I don't know why it is so quiet on here today there are usually quite a few that gives help.I was only filling in expecting someone else jump in with there words of wisdom. probably watching the kids while they are on holiday or at work. You may get a better response after tea. If no help forthcoming best of luck to-morrow.