Windows 8: after hours of 'failure to configure updates'
Let’s talk about quite a comtháng problem arising from an incorrect or suddenly interrupted Windows update installation. It happens that somehow Windows 8 hasn’t been able lớn install updates correctly và has been restarted (restart as a result of an update error or power issues). After that, during the next boot, the system decides that the problem has been caused by an issue in one of the installed updates và tries khổng lồ roll them back, but fails to lớn do so. As a result, Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 booting stops with the following message on the screen:
Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer
In some cases it’s really worth waiting for some minutes/hours to lớn let the system roll bachồng the last updates correctly. However, this message often appears on every boot and it becomes impossible khổng lồ get rid of it & log on to the system normally.
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Generally, Microsoft has described this problem in one of the articles in its knowledge base – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949358. This article suggests to lớn persize these actions (one by one, starting from the first one and going lớn the next solution if the previous did not help):Restart your computerDisconnect all removable truyền thông or external hard drives from your computer & reboot againCheông chồng your system using Windows Update TroubleshooterPersize a system restore (booting from the installation disk/boot drive sầu và rollbaông chồng to lớn one of the earlier recovery points)Remix Windows 8 using a Refresh or Reset featureReinstall your OS
Methods 1 & 2 vày not need any comments. They should try first.
Windows Update Troubleshooter
As khổng lồ the method 3, Windows 8 Update Troubleshooter can be run only from the working system, but since it won’t boot, let’s try to lớn perkhung the diagnostics in the Safe Mode.
Tip. In Windows 8, you can add the option of booting in the Safe Mode as a separate thành tựu in Windows Boot Manager. For details, please, see this article.
To bởi it, you have sầu lớn boot from the installation disk or the boot flash drive sầu for Windows 8. Then run the commvà prompt. If you use Windows 8 installation disk, it can be done easier by pressing Shift+F10 while choosing the language/layout of the system.
Run the following in the command prompt:
bcdedit /phối current safeboot minimal
After the next restart, the computer should boot in the Safe Mode.
Start Windows Update Troubleshooter by running this command:
msdt /id WindowsUpdateDiagnostic
Then just follow the instructions of the wizard.
After the wizard has finished working, disable booting Windows 8 in the Safe Mode:
bcdedit /deletevalue default safeboot
Reboot the system và try to boot normally. If it doesn’t help, go to the next method.
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If applicable, try lớn restore your system by booting from the installation or boot drive & check if the problem persists.
If it also hasn’t helped, & you don’t want to reinstall or remix Windows, try the following methods first.
Upgrade Cađậy Cleanup
Boot in the Safe Mode again (how to lớn vị it is described above), run the command prompt & clean the C:WindowsSoftwareDistributionDownload thư mục (Windows downloads updates inkhổng lồ this folder và starts update installation from here). You can vị it directly in Windows Explorer or with this command:
ren C:WindowsSoftwareDistributionDownload Download.old
Note. The commvà does not remove, just renames the thư mục Download inkhổng lồ Download.old
Disable the automatic start of Windows Update service:
sc config wuauserv start= disabled
Make sure if Windows 8 can boot in the Normal Mode. If it can, enable Windows Update autostart and run this service:
sc config wuauserv start= autonet start wuauserv
The system must tải về the updates again & install them.
If it hasn’t helped, move on.
The Repair of Windows 8 Component Store
Let’s try to lớn repair Windows 8 Component Store with DISM. To bởi vì it, boot in the Safe Mode và run the following commands in the command prompt one by one:
DISM.exe cộ /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
Note. The command can be executed for quite a long time, up to lớn several hours, make sure you wait for it lớn complete.
a href="http://tlpd.vn/dism-cleanup-image-restorehealth/">DISM.exe pháo /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealtha>
Disable booting in the Safe Mode & verify if Windows 8 can boot in the Normal Mode.
If it hasn’t helped, and the message “Failure lớn configure Windows updates. Reverting changes” doesn’t disappear, you’d better consider a reset or reinstall of your system.