Computer shuts down when installing update

By GThomp6654
Feb 25, 2009
  1. I have a computer which is running windows Vista, however it has developed a problem then when it tries to install an update, it keeps installing to 92% then shutting down, this happens over and over and over again, unfortunatly I have no idea which update it is or anything else, does anyone have any ideas how I can get past this problem, also, there is no previous configs on the system to allow me to 'back-date' the system either.
  2. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    Do this allow up 30 minutes but you will see it working!

    D/L and install Windows Resource Kit
    Listed as 2003 but works in Vista, XP and 2K

    The install must be to the default location do not change

    Then do the below

    Left Drag mouse and Copy for Pasting all text in the box below.
    Make sure the slider bar goes to bottom from the @ to the end of the second exit.
    Then paste to the black screen of an open command prompt.
    @echo off
    :: Fix Access denied
    cd /d "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Resource Kits\Tools"
    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
    subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
    subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
    subinacl /subdirectories %windir%\*.* /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
    secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb /verbose
    When complete reboot and try WinUpdate!

  3. GThomp6654

    GThomp6654 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    Can this be done although I can't actually get into windows at all?

    ie. can I D/L this from my computer onto the other HDD?
  4. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    Well nothing was said about not being able to get into Windows! Just that you had an update that would not install!

    Tap the F8 key while on the black screen before windows boots. Choose Safe Mode with Networking.

    That should stop the install of the update and allow you to do the post.

  5. GThomp6654

    GThomp6654 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    Sorry, that was my bad, it was late at night for me :(

    Thankyou for you're help tho, I will give that a go when I come in from work later on tonight
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