But there is a solution. Note: You will need to know if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows and download the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of the update. Reset the bios to defaults update to current Don't make any changes Perform an install from fresh media If it still doesn't work grab the latest version of memtest and run it for 24-48 hrs. I know very little about computers. Please help me here, she is taking care of an elderly woman and she rebooted the womans laptop and now it has been stuck on the update screen all day and she knows something is wrong and cannot affod to have the womans laptop repaired.
Visit our Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum and let us know what you think. After the computer restarts, manually download and install the following two updates for the Windows Update service. If it still halts, try removing the hard drive, etc to see if that affects the issue. Had try memtest to check the memory condition. Unfortunately, debugging is beyond what we can do in the forum. But there is a solution. This is the command to run when booted offline at a recovery command prompt dism.
The fix to install 302069, 3172605 and for new Win7 installs, 3125574 was first reported in various places back in August or September, I think. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Please Please help so i can unstress her out! I would suggest you to restart your computer by pressing the power button and boot the computer in normal mode and check if the updates were successful. Please download the appropriate 32-bit or 64-bit version for your operating system. Try running the recovery from the dell media Another handy thing is to reduce everything to the bare minimum Pull out everything that plugs in.
Any other options other than throwing it out my window? Windows 7 stuck on checking for updates 100% working fix Is Windows 7 Update stuck on checking for updates? Is there some way to access a verbose install display so I can see if it is successfully connected to the Internet during installation? The testing successful without any error. There are other actions you can pursue but that depends on your skills and the value you put on time. Related to this, Microsoft Security Essentials cannot update either. Then came across MoxieMomma's solution and it worked beautifully. It is fairly difficult to use the compatibility adviser when there is no operating system installed, though I did check the Compatibility Center website for each component and did not see any listed as incompatible.
I've never seen it take 18 hours! Have you alternative installation you can use? To resolve this issue, follow these steps: Click Start, type Windows update in the search box, and then click Windows Update in the Programs list. However, I can click it once or multiple times and it doesn't go to the menu. Re-enabled Windows update service and restarted it 7. Even new drives can be bad doubt is the issue but is better to check. After the computer restarts, manually download and install the following two updates for the Windows Update service. Further, don't install any free programs from the internet.
Reading the list of actions you have tried we can see that it is not the copy of Windows 7, 10 or Ubuntu. To progress further you will have to find out what is wrong with the laptop. Thanks and regards, Fouzan — Microsoft support. Something is not working properly. I really don't understand why I can't even get this update to run; this is starting to get frustrating! If at the end of the day, you confirm it is the motherboard then a careful clean with a brush and inspection may clear it.
But, again, thanks very much for taking the time to report back. If those two patches do not fix your problem, then it's likely there is something else going on. Text 5 Last known good - still stuck at 'starting windows' Is there anything else i can try to resolve this matter. Note: You will need to know if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows and download the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of the update. It ought to work after that. For the record, I'm quite sure the steps I outlined would have accomplished the same thing, without changing your firewall settings.
Basically all devices that fail to initialise because they are faulty or the driver is no good will happen at that screen. I will try this later and revert back once done. Does Windows 7 require an Internet connection during the install? How do you know if an update is stuck? As the title says, I can't get windows update to complete. In these situations, if it is your laptop and you are prepared to invest the time and effort, and you have the skills, you can take steps to pinpoint the item that has failed or the setting that is affecting your laptop. When I turned off my laptop last night, it said Windows is installing an update, 1 of 1, and do not turn off the computer.
Turn off antivirus and firewall. Hi Vivian, Reset the bios to defaults update to current - once reset, sata operation mode will change to 'raid on' which it will blue screen with fast reboot couldn't read the error cause after blue screen it reboot immediately Don't make any changes Perform an install from fresh media - done and still stuck at 'starting windows' If it still doesn't work grab the latest version of memtest and run it for 24-48 hrs. Any suggestions on what to do? I work from home but am at the library now. Initially, I could get Windows Update to display the current available updates, but when selecting them, Widows Update would hang at 0% downloading. After doing that, Windows Update now displays a red X, and will not even show available updates- it just hangs at looking for updates. Currently downloading and installing them at the moment. Removed unnecessary quotebox - Hamluis.
This update system, which is in place on both Windows 7 and Vista, usually works flawlessly-- unless the updates get stuck. If you have it stripped down you can then gradually add the battery, keyboard, touch-pad, display and see if one of those causes the issue. Open Windows Update and check for updates. Some people use the hot oven technique, but I have a paint stripping hot air gun and I gradually play this on the board to melt the solder and re-flow the joints. I know very little about computers. Open Control Panel from Start menu b. After that you have to think about the amount of time and effort you are going to invest in the issue.