Reboot loop after patching

Problem: Server is in reboot loop after some windows patch.

Server is rebooting again and again with the message Windows trying to apply patches.


Connect using ILO/DRAC or Vsphere console and  mount the proper ISO of the Operating System currently having issue with.

Enter to repair state.

Access command prompt.

open location %windir%\winsxs\ and rename pending.xml to pending.old

Run below commands to rename file.

ren %windir%\winsxs\pending.xml %windir%\winsxs\pending.old

Restart the server.

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