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Windows Update suddenly hangs?

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Windows Update is suddenly hanging for some reason... I went and downloaded and installed the first bunch of updates, restarted when asked, and now when I go back to windows update I just get the window with a white box forever. Reboot and it still does it. This happens to be on my main machine, running windows 7.

I've also noticed when I reboot it says configuring windows update, step 3 of 3, 47%. Maybe it somehow skipped something and is screwed forever?
 

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That doesn't work, just says that windows update is available though control panel. I tried a few things, just ended up reformatting.
 

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That doesn't work, just says that windows update is available though control panel. I tried a few things, just ended up reformatting.
That's kinda severe. But it works. Next time try safe mode. Or make sure there is nothing else running. Do a virus/rogue/malware scan. Some of those will stop update. This is gonna sound korney but I've fixed weird issues before by shutting down the puter then unplugging it for 20 secs or so then plug in and reboot. Never quite figured out what that does but it will work once in a while.