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Failure configuring Windows.

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Failure configuring Windows.


    Hello gents..ladies.

    I have an Acer Aspire laptop (8 months old)and I decided to reset it with the usual steps and it resets fine works great all fast and streamlined BUT I decide to download all the Windows updates to get the 8.1 etc. Well what do you know ?? Stuck in an endless loop of ..Failure configuring Windows features..Reverting changes do not blah blah blah.. So I let it run for about a hour NOPE so I powered off ( I know bad but pissed at this point) and it comes right back to the loop..Tried to boot to safe mode nope..can get to the BIOS. Didnt create a Recovery Disk of course...so any ideas ??..

    Would like to do a clean install but dont have disk seein it was bought in WalMart....(I have the product key I think..)

    Thank you..

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  2. #2


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


    How many updates were there? To many at the same time would cause this problem. Let it finish the loop to come back to normal before doing anything. I recommend installing 5 updates at a time if there a lot.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    How many updates were there? To many at the same time would cause this problem. Let it finish the loop to come back to normal before doing anything. I recommend installing 5 updates at a time if there a lot.
    There were many and the loop has been like that for a while so its not going anywhere.

    If I had a the disc I would just reinstall from that but the disc didnt come with it..
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  4. #4


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


    Acer usually have a recovery partition that you may perform a factory restore, I believe it goes something like this unless your manual says otherwise. You may have to reinstall all your programs, I hope you backed up your data.
    how do I access the recovery partition - Acer Community
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Fixed just had to change the boot sequence and put he hdd first replacing the fd-hd or something like that (factory set)..

    Thanks for your replies Nuccii..take care
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  6. #6


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


    Your welcome!
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