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    Windows update in vista stuck at stage 3 and restarts frequently

    I have a Personal Computer where I am using Windows Vista Business Edition. It was fully functional before shutting it down, when WIndows update notification appeared. When I restarted my computer, it started installing update but stuck at stage 3. After sometime, it restarts itself. Any suggestion from your side will be really helpful so kindly provide some help.



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    Support Array
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    Re: Windows update in vista stuck at stage 3 and restarts frequently

    You can fix this issue by renaming the "Pending.xml" file using "System Recovery "Option. Open system Recovery and on same page , click command prompt. Alternatively, you can also open "Command Prompt" by typing "cmd" in run command and hitting Enter key. If you have opened the command prompt then type "cd C:\windows\winsxs" and then press ENTER. Now open run command again by pressing "Windows key +R" and type "regedit" in the run command text box and hit Enter key. It will redirect you to Registry files of windows. Now select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. On "File Menu" click "Load Hive". Now locate following folder C:\windows\system32\config\components. It will ask you to provide a name so simply type "Offline_Components". Now open "Windows Registry" again and delete "HLKM\Offline Components\AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving" and "HKLM\Offline Components\PendingXmlIdentifier" registry keys. If you have completed all the steps then exit the registry and restart your computer.Your problem will be solved.
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    Re: Windows update in vista stuck at stage 3 and restarts frequently

    Use the System Recovery options to rename the Pending.xml file and edit
    the registry:

    On the System Recovery Options page, click Command Prompt.

    Type cd C:\windows\winsxs, and then press ENTER.

    Type ren pending.xml pending.old, and then press ENTER.

    Type regedit, and then press ENTER.

    Select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

    On the File menu, click Load Hive.

    Locate the following folder:

    C:\windows\system32\config\components

    When you are prompted for a name, type Offline_Components.

    In Registry Editor, locate and then delete the following registry
    subkey:

    HLKM\Offline Components\AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving

    HKLM\Offline Components\PendingXmlIdentifier

    Exit Registry Editor:

    At the command prompt, type exit to exit Registry Editor.

    Press ENTER.

    Click Restart.

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    Re: Windows update in vista stuck at stage 3 and restarts frequently

    One experience for you that never shut down before updates complete their task.

    Is the Windows starting, even in Safe Mode ?

    If you can start in safe mode, after booting, go to control panel--add/remove program--uninstall the update,
    memorise the update, go to www.microsoft.com, update, download the same update and install.

    Your system will be updated.

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    Re: Windows update in vista stuck at stage 3 and restarts frequently

    Re: Windows update in vista stuck at stage 3 and restarts frequently

    HI FRIENDS.....

    Windows update in vista stuck at stage 3 and restarts frequently===

    the Windows starting, even in Safe Mode -----

    1st==go to control panel--
    2nd==add/remove program--
    3rd==uninstall the update,
    4th==memorise the update,
    5th==go to
    www.microsoft.com, update,
    6th==download the same update and install.
    7th==Your system will be updated.

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