This means holding down the power button (on your computer not a monitor which we have seen people do! You should notice that you computer will completely shut off. This should now take you straight back into Windows – if you are very unlucky then the update may have screwed up your computer and it may be time for a rebuild.
Hello everyone, First of all, I want to state I really don't know too much about computers.
Question: Windows update went bad, now my PC is stuck in endless updating cycle My Windows Vista laptop downloaded some Windows automatic updates and the third update never updated properly.Here’s the simplest method: make sure the desktop has focus by clicking any empty area of the desktop or pressing Windows D on your keyboard.Then, press Alt F4 to access the Shut Down Windows dialog box.:p Anyway, last night my computer automatically restarted itself in order for my latest set of Windows updates to take affect.After it restarted, it came up with the usual screen that states it is installing the updates, Step 1 of 3 and then the percentage of it being complete.When you run Windows Updates on your computer you assume that everything will be fine.However, sometimes you can get a corrupt update and your computer when rebooted or shut down will get stuck on this dreaded screen: This will not go away and most people outside of the IT world usually take full notice of the “Please do not power off or unplug your machine…” message and we have known clients leave machines on this screen for days in the hope that it will eventually start working – it won’t!What we usually advise is that if your computer has been stuck on a message similar to the one above and has not changed for around 30 minutes then it certainly has a problem that will need to be acted on.Once you are convinced you have a problem, you should power off your machine.Well, the first thing you will need to do identify that you actually have a problem and that your machine is not actually doing as it says.Sometimes, updates can be very large (especially service pack updates) so you need to be sure that you machine is actually stuck.