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I restarted and it has just been sitting there saying wait while it configures.

The screen has changed to shutting down now.

Why is it shutting down?
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Hello, and welcome to Geeks To Go.
I am afraid that I do not understand your post. Could you please tell me what the problem is?
What happened right before the problem?
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Hi,

My new PC arrived today with vista business so I strted it up connected to internet and it downloaded 23 updates. It then prompted for a restart which I did and then it was on a configure screen for 20mins.

After the configuratin screen it changed to "Shutting Down" and has been sitting there for 30 mins with this screen.

Is this normal? :)
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Hello,
Yes this is normal for some updates. Some updates have to shut down the computer to install the updates, this is what it was doing for 20 minutes.
Did you try to start the computer normally?
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Hi,

Thanks for your quick repsonse. :) I have not touched the computer since installing the updates...

I am tempted to switch it off myself though :)
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It should restart on its own.
If you turn it off and then restart the updates will not be installed and the same thing will happen again.
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It should restart on its own.
If you turn it off and then restart the updates will not be installed and the same thing will happen again.



Yes I understand. It's still on the shutting down screen... :)

What is the maximum time these downloads take?

If I was working and having to endure this I would go out of business.
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23 updates? about 3 hours :) :) :)
It could take a while but its been about 45 minutes so should be getting close.
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3 hours?!! OMG! :) How do you know that?
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Aha! Look what I found...

Message when a Windows Vista-based computer takes a long time to restart or to shut down: "Windows is configuring updates"
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Article ID : 932141
Last Review : October 12, 2007
Revision : 5.2
SYMPTOMS
When you try to restart or shut down a Windows Vista-based computer, the system may take a long time to restart or to shut down. Additionally, you may receive a message that resembles the following:
Windows is configuring updates
This problem may occur one or two days after you first start Windows Vista.

If the Language scavenge process is interrupted before the language pack scavenge process is complete, the system may take additional time to shut down. Additionally the Language scavenge maintenance process will restart every time that it is interrupted.
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CAUSE
This problem occurs because the system must perform maintenance functions to delete unnecessary files. Typically, this process will occur one or two days after the Out Of Box Experience (OOBE) Wizard runs. Typically, the process occurs only one time. However, if the process is interrupted, it will occur several times.

This problem may occur if the computer was preconfigured with several language packs. After you run the OOBE Wizard for the first time and select a default language, Windows Vista runs a "language pack scavenge" process. Windows Vista removes the unnecessary language packs when the computer shut down or is restarted.
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WORKAROUND
To work around this problem, wait for the process to finish.
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Hi,
I was kidding about the 3 hours. May take some time but hopefully not much longer.
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hehe thanks god for that! :)

It's OK - only 2am here and I have another PC so not a problem but I'm desperate to check out my nVidia 8800GT. :)

Here's the rest of the article incase anybody else has the same prob when they start up for the 1st time.

STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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Windows Vista removes any MUI language packs other than the one that is selected during the Out-Of-Box Experience (OOBE) Wizard. This frees the disk space that is consumed by the additional MUI language packs that are not used. Windows Vista starts a process that uninstalls the language packs and deletes the unnecessary files. This process typically occurs one or two days after the computer is first set up.

There are two phases to this process: • The unnecessary language packs are uninstalled while the system is running and idle.
• The unnecessary files are deleted when the system is shut down.
If the process is interrupted either by user activity or by a sudden system shutdown that occurs because of power loss, the process will resume when the computer is started again. Therefore, it may appear that the system is performing the system cleanup again.

The time that is required to uninstall the unused language packs and to delete the files varies. The time depends on the number of extra MUI language packs that are configured on the system by the computer manufacturer and on the performance of the system. If all available language packs are installed on an entry-level system, this process may take several hours to finish.
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eeek! just read that last sentence "several hours to finish"

:)

hopefully my core duo e6850 will speed the process up. :)
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