Configuring updates Hangs at Stage 3 of 3

  Standfast 29 Oct 11
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I have been watching Windows updates loop through stage 3 for the nth time, it never ends. I have also tried to do a system restore but it also hung at 'finalizing file restore' as well. I am using Vista Home Premium 32 Bit. Any suggestions?

  northumbria61 02 Nov 11

There are several things you could try. If you have a Windows Vista install disk you could try a System Repair which is different to a system restore that you have already tried. The instructions for carrying out different procedures in an attempt to solve your problem are here enter link description here

  northumbria61 02 Nov 11

You may find that booting into safe mode that the updates will complete. Try that first.

  Standfast 05 Nov 11

Thank you. I got impatient though and later that day did a full restore (again), so soon I may approach the point I got to before with the stage 3 loop. At which point I will try your suggestions before anything else. So thanks.

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