In an attempt to repair an old Dell Inspiron laptop that was previously repaired (sent to a repairman and clean installed), I am stuck at this issue. Since that last repair, the laptop still has issues and the Windows Updates have all been failing.
When it attempts to apply the changes, Windows Update will fail into a "Failed to configure ... reverting changes" restart loop. It also appears that all of the ones that fail are security updates.
When trying to run
chkdsk /f /r, it will tell me:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.
Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process.
When trying to do
sfc /scannow it will tell me:
There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete.
Restart Windows and run sfc again.
I am only assuming I can't use those commands because Windows Update is in the way? I've scanned with Malwarebytes (VIPRE is also installed) so the issue should not be a virus or malware.
Using the WindowsUpdateDiagnostic will fix a couple issues but fails at fixing "Service Registration is missing or corrupt."
I am lost on where to go as nothing appears to be working.
- Dell Inspiron (2009)
- Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
- 4GB RAM