Windows Server 2016 stuck on working on update 100% complete

Dan Swearingen 0 Reputation points

Applied latest update patch and a restart was required. System is stuck at "Working on updates 100% complete Don't turn off computer" this is a bone stock Dell small server with one internal hard drive

Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management updated to data storage.
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  1. Anonymous

    How long? At some point there's not much else to do but reboot it.

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  2. Hania Lian 11,036 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hello Dan Swearingen

    This issue can occur due to various reasons, such as corrupted system files, outdated drivers, or hardware issues.

    To resolve this issue, you can try the following steps:

    1. Wait for some time: Sometimes, the update process can take longer than expected, especially if the system has a slow hard drive or limited resources. So, it's recommended to wait for at least an hour to see if the update process completes.
    2. You can try booting the system into Safe Mode and then try to troubleshoot the issue. To boot into Safe Mode, press the F8 key repeatedly during startup until you see the Advanced Boot Options menu. Then, select Safe Mode and press Enter.

    Best Regards,

    Hania Lian

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