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Comp keeps restarting in an endless loop

When I turn on my computer it goes automatically to the installing updates screen. It sits at 0% installed for a few minutes. Then it jumps to 94% installed. Then I get a message that says it is restarting my computer. This happens over and over again. I tried starting in safe mode and it still tries to install updates. Not sure what to do next?

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Did you happen to accept

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Sorry for the typo

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Now try LKGC

If the failure is before you can hit F8 then either you have some homebrew with USB keyboard or a far worse issue.

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there wasn't anything to accept

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I didn't accept anything, I believe it is the vista automatic updates. I can't even go into the start menu, because it is automatically restarting itself before it finishes installing updates.

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