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vista wont start after update, stops at step 3 and restarts


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i have a laptop with vista home premium and it will not go past the screen "configuring updates: stage 3 of 3"

it just restarts after every time

i have tried all of the restore stuff but they all say that there is no backup points

the laptop came with vista pre-installed so i dont have a cd to reinstall it

ive tried everything that has been mentioned in past posts
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1. Create Vista Recovery Disc.

Option 1:
http://www.c4consult...0SOLUCTIONS.htm

Option 2:
Download Vista Recovery Disc iso image: http://neosmart.net/...-disc-download/
Burn it to CD, or DVD: http://neosmart.net/... to a CD or DVD

2. Boot from created disk.
At first screen click on Repair your computer:
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This will bring you to a new screen where the repair process will look for all Windows Vista installations on your computer. When done you will be presented with the System Recovery Options dialog box:
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After this, it will present you with a list of options including startup repair, system restore and command prompt:
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Try System Restore, first.
If that doesn't work, try Startup Repair.
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i tried that and it still stays in the loop of update step 3

the backups i have dont work because my computer says there is none

any other suggestions?
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What exactly did you try? Startup Repair?
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i tried downloading the .iso image and burning it to a cd and put it into my computer, but it still goes to that [bleep] configuring updates

and ive done the F8 thing and tried system repair, but none of the options work

when i tried to do system restore it says there are no points to restore to...
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i tried downloading the .iso image and burning it to a cd and put it into my computer

Did you actually boot from the CD, and go through the steps listed in my reply #2?
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yea, when i select system restore it says no restore points, which i know i have

start up repair says there is nothing wrong

and complete pc restore says no valid backup locations
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You may need to remove the hard drive to recover your data, and use recovery CDs/recovery partition to reinstall Vista.
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i dont care about my data... but i dont have any recovery cds, i dont think i got any when i bought my notebook
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Your computer should have recovery partition.
What brand, and model is it?
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i have a toshiba satellite A205-S5843

there might have been a recovery cd with it, but my mother took all the booklets and stuff, and i have since moved out to a different state
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Your laptop manual: http://cdgenp01.csd....010_07Feb15.pdf
While computer starting, press, and hold 0 (zero) key to access recovery partition.
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thanks, i'll try that out and see if it works....
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i tried that but all i got was a startup repair and a new message saying that the problem cant be fixed automatically...

im going to try and download the toshiba recovery cd as an .iso and try that...

if u have any other ideas im up for them
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Did you read the manual, I sent you the link to? (page 59)
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