You can safely remove the oldest state folders there, as well as the "transaction-..." ones. 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.If you don't know how to start in 'Safe Mode', all you have to do is start up your computer and repeatedly hit the f8 button till it gives you the option to start in 'Safe Mode'I hope this helps Go to control panel, click on security center, go to automatic updates then change your preferences to notify me but don't automatically download or install them, which you should do anyways since you don't want all the downloads....unless you just really like SP3 or IE8 lol. It will not download or update unless you tell it to and which ones to update.
So you're probably going to be stuck doing a System Repair.
Just insert your Vista disk, press any key to boot from CD when prompted, and follow the dialogue to start a System Repair. See: would be helpful to know what update is causing the problem.
They tell me this one is the real thing and will solve all my problems. Shutdown your computer the hard way, press and hold the power button for four seconds.
I'm not sure I trust them as they have told me this 8 times before. Once the computer is shut down then bring it back up in safe mode.
I tried rebooting it ,that didn't work so I packed it up and took it back to best buy Well after 3 0r 4 weeks I finally went back to the store.
They told me that it was a software problem and that was not covered, that it would cost 200 to 300 bucks to fix.
System Restore only works if you have restore points saved on your computer.
If you're like me and you've been perpetually putting off backing up your machine, you don't have any restore points to fall back on.
You may have to reinstall some programs, but your old user profiles and all of your data will be preserved in a new file on your C: drive called "Windowsold" or something along those lines. If you are able to restore to a point previous to the problematic update, immediately go to Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore, and create a new Restore Point. Occasionally the Restore Points get wiped out, even when there is plenty of Hard Drive space for them, and System Restore is enabled. But one way to get around the problem would be to boot into safe mode, then go to the security center in the control panel and turn off windows automatic updates.
As far as I know, MS has yet to release any actuall fix for this issue. This should allow you to boot normally, then you can do a manual update, choose to view available updates, and the first update listed should be the one causing the problem. If I do a 7 reinstall disk, how am I going to get it installed?
There is an unknown error and it seems Microsoft is the last to respond, as usual.