Windows XP configuring update

  howieb1971 16:41 PM 04 Aug 11

Hi can anyone help ??? My laptop has tried to install updates but it has got onto the last stage saying configuring 3 of 3 but it then shuts down without even starting that page I have tried to solve it in safe mode bit it does the same again.....pls someone help

  johndrew 17:02 PM 04 Aug 11

Define "shuts down".

Are you connected to mains power?

Is it 'Power Saving' that is shutting your PC down?

Is it overheating?

Have you tried going to MS Updates, selecting 'Custom' and installing the updates one at a time?

  howieb1971 17:10 PM 04 Aug 11

It won't even let me log on to do anything

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:39 PM 04 Aug 11

If you can get into safe mode then system restore to before the update.

  howieb1971 11:29 AM 05 Aug 11

I've tried to get into safe mode but it won't let me

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:57 AM 05 Aug 11

Repair XP by install over the top of existing system

  1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

  2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

  1. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

  1. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

  2. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

  3. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Repair XP


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