Reboot Loop - Configuring Updates 3 of 3
We've got a standalone Vista laptop here, which is stuck in a reboot loop. Each time it turns on, it says "Configuring updates: stage 3 of 3 - 0% complete. Do not turn off your computer"; it then shuts down and starts over. I am fairly sure this is caused by the laptop running out of battery mid-way through installing some updates recently.
I've restored it, using the Lenovo Care utility, however the problem remains. Immediately after restoring it, it did boot back into Windows but gave me all sorts of warnings about security settings not being right, Automatic Updates being disabled, telling me I couldn't change this when I tried to enable it and so on, so I restarted it, and it is now sitting in the loop again.
I am really keen not to do a full restore on this, as there are some applications which have been installed separately and all sorts of user files on there.
Any suggestions as to what I can do?
Just to pre-empt some of the comments, this isn't a school computer, but the personal one of one of our Governors.