Our server performed some updates last night and this morning we came in to find it stuck in a boot -> "Applying System Configurations" -> "Configuring Updates: Stage 3 of 3. 0%" -> reboot loop.
Safe Mode does not work, it still tries to configure the updates before going to the desktop.
I have the CD and have brought up the command line, but after a couple of hours of poking around and internet searches I haven't been able to produce any results. Any idea how to perform a "cancel update"/"restore"/"repair" from the CD command line?
Very similar problem: Windows Server 2008 is stuck at "configuring updates - stage 3 of 3 - 0% complete"
The link in one of the answers provided /some/ information, but no results. (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949358/en-us)
I wasn't sure how to bump that post, so this may need to be merged.