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Big update problems, turned it off accidently

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Big update problems, turned it off accidently


    Hi,

    Yesterday my pc crashed and it had to restart, when it restarted it began doing a update which I have been "later-ing" and it said preparing to configure windows, then configuring windows And it would start at 50% then go and stop at 58%, then say preparing to configure windows! and it looped like that for a while, then I thought something was broken so I turned of the the computer, them turned it back on, well it did the loop! again, then finally it said: wwindoes update failed, undoing changes, it's sat like that for 30 or40 min, then finally restart the took me ti the login screen, I choose my user and put in my pass and normally what would take me to the tile screen to me to a black screen, it's been sitting like this for a while and I really hope that it will work,

    Any help?

    Specs (that I can say without checking on the computer)

    It's a laptop: European (I'm in the us, got it on a trip) HP pro book 450 with windows 8.1 (came with 8)

    I did notice I had about 11.7 gb left of space

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Try to get into Safe Mode and select a restore point prior to when this happened.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Try to get into Safe Mode and select a restore point prior to when this happened.
    okay, 1 safe mode is f8 when you boot correct?

    also, I did the system restore from about 5 days ago, and it's still going, been about 40 min, but I'm not on safe mode, is that why?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    If system restore is still working, let it do so. Some computers are faster than others. Are you sure you got into safe mode?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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