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1/20/11 Windows Preparing To Configure Windows

Question:
Last Night All our Win 7 Machines did an update and this am asked for a restart, once we restarted the systems they all have been stuck at the Preparing To Configure Windows Screen for over 6 hrs, I could understand 1, but so far we have 6 systems doing
this, we are a fraid to do the rest due to this issue, any thoughts or suggestions? It maybe the SP1 that I have heard about but im unsure.
Any help would be great - These machines are IT Tech Machines too - We are lost without them.
Thank you - Chuck
Anwser to 1/20/11 Windows Preparing To Configure Windows:
Visit the Microsoft Virus Solution and Security Center for resources and tools to keep your PC safe and healthy.
If you are having issues
with installing the update itself, visit Support for Microsoft Update for resources and tools to keep your PC updated with the latest updates. 

~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) ~ MS MVP (IE, Mail, Security, Windows & Update Services) since 2002 ~ Disclaimer: MS MVPs neither represent nor work for Microsoft

Use the System File Checker tool to repair - 1/20/11 Windows Preparing To Configure Windows


sfc is a utility in Windows that allows users to scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files. This article describes how to run the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to scan your system files and to repair missing or corrupted system files. If a Windows Resource Protection (WRP) file is missing or is corrupted, Windows may not behave as expected. For example, some Windows functions may not work, or Windows may crash.

If You are Running Windows 8.1 or Windows 8

  • Start an elevated command prompt. To do this, do the following as your appropriate:
  • Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. Or, if you are using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then click Search. Type Command Prompt in the Search box, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.

For Windows 7, Windows 10, or Windows Vista

  • To do this, click Start, type Command Prompt or cmd in the Search box, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or press Allow.
  • At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
  • sfc /scannow
  • The sfc /scannow command will scan all protected system files, and replace corrupted files with a cached copy that is located in a compressed folder at %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.
  • The %WinDir% placeholder represents the Windows operating system folder. For example, C:\Windows.
  • Attention please: Do not close this Command Prompt window until the verification is 100% complete. The scan results will be shown after this process is finished.
After the process is finished, you may receive one of the following messages:
  • Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.
  • To resolve this problem, perform the System File Checker scan in safe mode, and make sure that the PendingDeletes and PendingRenames folders exist under %WinDir%\WinSxS\Temp.

System Restore - 1/20/11 Windows Preparing To Configure Windows


System Restore can return your PC's system files and programs to a time when everything was working fine, potentially preventing hours of troubleshooting headaches. It won't affect your documents, pictures, or other data. Please back up important changes(files, documents) before you perform system restore.

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