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Boot interrupted

Question: Boot interrupted

I have a fairly new Acer netbook that has suddenly started to have a booting issue. Before the problem started, the normal sequence was that just after the power button was pushed, the cursor would show up at the upper left corner of a blank screen, and two or three seconds later the words, "Windows starting" would come onto the center of the screen and the booting would continue as normal.

Recently, however, the booting process started freezing at the point with the cursor in upper left of the black screen. I learned that if I hit control/Alt/delete the screen would go black for a couple seconds, and then the booting process would resume as normal with the "starting windows" coming on again.

I should also mention that using control/Alt/Del doesn't always work the first time either. Sometimes I have to do it two, three or four times to get the booting going again.

Does anyone know what may have caused this problem, and more importantly, how to correct it?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD C-60 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1770 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6290 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 291830 MB, Free - 238344 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, JE10-BZ
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

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Preferred Solution: Boot interrupted

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I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Boot interrupted

Whenever I'm confronted with a Windows or boot-up problem that has no other obvious cause, I test the hard drive first before looking elsewhere. The most reliable test is the drive maker's own testing or diagnostics software. The links are here:

I daresay the hard drive is fine but it's best to be sure of that first.

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Question: Boot interrupted

This just started after using Windows 10 normally for two days.

In the boot process at the start I get a black screen headed by "Edit Boot Options" which then describes the correct boot path etc. and is followed by [ /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN ].

If I then click on "submit", the boot proceeds normally.

How can I get rid of this extra step?
Solved by using command prompt as admin
"bcdedit /set optionsedit No"

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When I recently tried to reboot my computer, the boot sequence stopped and gave/gives me the following message. "Hardware Monitor found an error. Enter Power setup menu for details." I've tried to enter the defaults but nothing I tried works. Also, when I press F1, Windows XP starts to load but then the screen goes black and the system restarts. Does anyone know what to do?

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Naturally these things always happen at the worst time...last night I'm resizing a partition on an external hard drive and browsing at the same time, which I think had a hand in crashing my laptop. Apparently this happens all the time with Paragon Partition Manager, as Google suggested this topic (Interrupted operation: Insert the Recovery CD - Paragon Community Discussion Forums) before I even finished my query. It says I need to fix the Master Boot Record. Here's where I am right now:

1. "Interrupted Operation" error when rebooting. Windows asked for a recovery CD.
2. Changed boot order from HD to CD drive.
3. Refused to click through my OEM recovery CD because it only appeared to include the option to format my laptop
4. My laptop has a barebones optional OS which I can use only to play music and visit websites. From here I can see that my HD is still intact.
5. Tried System Recovery Options but OEM CD wouldn't allow it.
6. Bought a copy of W7 from Office Max in an attempt to get to the recovery options screen.
7. It worked, but before I could get to the command prompt to follow MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record, Windows recognized a startup problem and offered to fix it I accepted.
8. Automatic fix did not work. Not only does booting from HD still show "Interrupted Operation" message, the W7 cd no longer loads.

I'm extraordinarily distraught. My entire life was on that laptop, including my college transfer essay (and on t... Read more

Answer:Interrupted Operation, won't boot

Have a look at the partitions - are they still as they were, and do they contain a recognized filesystem.
Did you boot the Paragon recovery media to see what is going on?
Boot Paragon cd - rt click the Hard drive ( not a partition) and select update mbr.

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Hey !

I had a very very disturbing experience in which I was forced to shut down the computer, but failed and accidentally sent it to sleep.
Unfortunately, it never managed to wake up. It stayed during half an hour blocked early in the restarting process... I took my chance with a hard-reset.

And then it becomes insane. It gives me the cold shoulder, just hanging in a "Reverting changes" task. It's been a good while too.

I stand in awe wondering how is it even possible to break my setup like this. Considering the damn thing came with no restoring CD of any kind, on a scale of it's all fine to you're screwed, how exactly would you rate me ?

Thanks for helping !

Answer:Interrupted during wake up, can't boot anymore

It might have a recovery partition where you could revert it to factory settings.

If you can get into the bios enable the boot menu which should activate F-12 to show the boot menu on startup.
If so choose 10 & get into recovery options.

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I'm helping out a friend. He has a Sony Vaio laptop. He tried to download the latest XP system updates a couple times and turned off the computer during the download. After the first time everything was fine, but after the 2nd time he must have interrupted it at a critical point. Now XP won't boot, goes through the XP screen and once in a while a message pops up very briefly that says not enough virtual memory and then reboots.

I can't get it to boot in safe mode either. Also tried to boot from the XP CD and again restarts on its own.

We'd like to fix it so he does not lose any info on the hard drive.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.



Answer:Xp Update Interrupted Now Wont Boot

How much drive space is on the computer?

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I just got a new Acer laptop with Vista and a Windows 7 upgrade. I installed the upgrade, and everything went fine, but after I shut it down it went into auto installing updates.

As I was on critical battery and couldn't find my charger, it shut down before completion. Now whenever I try to restart I get an error screen (which is only on for a second or two so I can't get the numbers off it) and then it tries system repair, which fails, and if I try system restore, this also fails.

I would have been happy to re-install the OS, as with it being new I have no important files on, but didn't get a Vista disc with the laptop and my Windows 7 disc is just an update disc.

Any advice?



Answer:Windows Update interrupted and now cannot boot laptop

Just took a photo of the screen as it flashed up and have the full message and error codes from the error screen. I've also put the Startup Recovery error messages/code below. System Restore says it runs fine, but then on restart it just returns to the Windows Error Recovery screen, then the Stop Error screen regardless of which restore point I choose (from 3)


"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been terminated.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. if this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select safe mode.

Technical Information:

*** STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x00000003, 0x861266F8 0x86126864 0x82428D50)

Collecting data for crash dump...
Initialising disk for crash dump...
Beginning dump of physical data...
Duping physical memory to disk: 100"


"Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: Startup... Read more

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Hi my daughter's elite book was updating when it was switched off, now on power up i get the window icon and the circle of dots then a flash of a box at the top 1/2 of the screen then it says restoring from a previous version goes dark and then repeats this cycle over and over. I've tried f11 the computer just beeps. I can't seem to get to any Windows screen to get it safe mode, please does anyone have an idea what I can do? Many thanks

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i _think_ this is the correct forum.

PC has Windows 8.1 on SSD and Windows 10 on HDD.

The install of Windows 10 was over a Windows 7 installation - and i had it keep all data and programs. Which is did successfully.

When booting in 8.1, it decided to repair the disk with Windows 10.
A fuse blew and now Windows 10 will start to boot (windows logo showing) and then will just go to a blank screen.

Trying to access the Windows 10 HDD from 8.1 - gives

Running EaseUS Data Recovery on the drive shows that the original data is there..

So my question is how can i rescue my Windows 10 with all my apps and data?


Answer:After Interrupted HD Repair Windows 10 wont boot

Hello buzzbuzz Welcome to the Ten Forums!

Having a fuse go or a breaker tripped on you isn't a garden party! I've been right in the middle of something and lost files, data from that type of incident on occasion. If you made the Recovery Drive for 10 or made up the live media for 10 then you have readily available options to work with in order to get 10 running again. (Notation due to the size exceeding 4gb a 5gb or larger usb flash drive will be required to see that made up)
That would be the Recovery and Repair Tools included on the live media for things like the Automatic Startup Repair tool, other troubleshooting options, that includes the command prompt option still, and the last resort of the PC Reset that will bring you back to Day One with the need to install programs again!

What you can do from the 8.1 side is right click on the G drive 10 is on and open up the Tools tab to run the Error checking option. That will start up the Disk Check tool to scan for any disk errors. And besides the startup repair option and the PC Reset you also have the option to see an in place Upgrade to Repair type install that will 10 going again. Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums[2]=Installation%20and%20Setup

These are some of the most commonly used repair options available. If you need to see the 10 installation media created having seen an online upgrade by way of the 10 app you will also want to follow the steps seen in the guide for downloading... Read more

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Good morning,

I have a 4 years and a half old Sony VAIO computer with windows 7 home.

The computer was working properly until a month ago or such. Sure, maybe a bit slow since it's a bit old already yet it was working quite decently.

Unfortunately, one month ago the computer ran out of energy while it was starting (when Windows was initializing) When I tried to turn it on once again, I discovered it would go into an infinite loop trying to restore Windows 7 without success. I tried restarting it in every single mode, yet it wouldn't happen.

I tried to fix the error by using f8 and guiding myself by the assistance of the computer but did was a failure as well.

All I managed to achieve was to make a scan with FRST.

I would appreciate any help/advice on what to do next.

Here are the logs:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 23-11-2014 01
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-TP7Q5S4 on 23-11-2014 20:41:25
Running from G:\
Platform: WIN_7 (X64) OS Language: Espa?ol (Espa?a, internacional)
Boot Mode: Recovery

The current controlset is ControlSet001
ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST must be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.

Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: FRST Tutorial - How to use Farbar Recovery Scan Tool - Malware Removal Guides and Tutorials

==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the registry item will be restored to default or ... Read more

Answer:Sony vaio windows 7 home wont boot after interrupted power FRST LOGS


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Hi All,I'm getting DNS error in IE7 on Windows Vista Business. Also Firefox Gives a Connection Interupted Message.I already tried Google to resolve this error, but she aint allot of help.Herewith a list of attempts I made to fix this error:Renamed Hosts file to hosts.oldRan netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt (No Errors)Ran netsh winsock reset (No Errors)Deleted Temp, history, cookies etc in IE7Reseted IE7 under advanced IE OptionsRan Full System Scan with Windows DefenderRan Full System Scan with Trend Micro Internet Security Pro (Program Version:17.0.1305;Engine Version 8.911.1001; Pattern Version 5.906.01)I am able to connect to https and Web Connections <hxxp://>Herewith the DDS log:DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86Run by rok at 7:44:25.45 on 2009/03/20Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000Microsoft® Windows Vistaâ„¢ Business 6.0.6001.1.1252.27.1033.18.2812.1459 [GMT 2:00]AV: Trend Micro Internet Security Pro *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)============== Running Processes ===============C:\windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k Cognizancec:\Program Files\Fingerprint Sensor\AtService.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\HPFSService.exec:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Drive Encryption\HpFkCrypt.exeC:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\windows\Syste... Read more

Answer:IE7 DNS Error / Firefox Connection Interrupted / Connection Interrupted

My HiJackThis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 08:30:21 AM, on 2009/03/20Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\windows\system32\Dwm.exec:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\IAM\Bin\AsGHost.exeC:\windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\ActivIdentity\ActivClient\accrdsub.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\pthosttr.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\CoreShredder.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\acrotray.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TMAS_OE\TMAS_OEMon.exeC:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 7\PCSuite.exeC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM ... Read more

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while online, playing DDO and surfing the internet, DSL light turns red intermittently. During DDO play, I have been experiencing tons of lag! This just started a month ago. Please help!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 820 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7935 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9100 , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 942734 MB, Free - 888252 MB; D: Total - 11031 MB, Free - 1608 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, VIOLET6, 6.01, 103139550000778
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled

Answer:Keep getting interrupted...

DSL light turns red intermittentlyClick to expand...

Sound like a problem with the line or modem/router

whats the make and model of modem/router

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I have Windows 95. I started downloading a large "exe" file and it was taking so long I decided to cancel it.

What has happened to all of the stuff that was downloaded before I hit cancel? Is it somewhere on my computer and can I delete it, or did it vanish?

Answer:interrupted downloads

If it fully downloaded the other things then there somewhere on your computer, and if u find it you can delete it.

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since yesterday many of my downloads have stopped without any warning or anything...the window just goes away. Only until later do i realize that i only got half the file. VERY ANNOYING...what do i do???????

Answer:Download from Web gets interrupted?

Do you have other things running on your PC at the same time? What happens if you fresh restart, end task on everything except EXPLORER and SYSTRAY and then get online and download?

What browser, where you downloading from? Could we get some more info?

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Suddenly everything I try to download from sites like rapidshare, megaupload etc are interrupted on both INTERNET EXPLORER AND GOOGLE CHROME !!
The downloads finish and then both browsers give an error saying The download is interrupted ! like this "123/123 KB Download interrupted"
I am going insane ! I deleted and installed Google Chrome yet still I can't download anything !!
Please help me this is frustrating !!

Answer:All downloads are interrupted !!! H-E-L-P!

Quote: Originally Posted by partouch

Suddenly everything I try to download from sites like rapidshare, megaupload etc are interrupted on both INTERNET EXPLORER AND GOOGLE CHROME !!
The downloads finish and then both browsers give an error saying The download is interrupted ! like this "123/123 KB Download interrupted"
I am going insane ! I deleted and installed Google Chrome yet still I can't download anything !!
Please help me this is frustrating !!

System specs please including malware apps and firewall. OS? 32bit or 64?

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hi ummmm im using internet explorer 9 and everytime i download something it says "This download was interrupted".

any suggestion hwo to fix it?
internet is working fine

also i cant uninstall the 3mark06
"an error (-5005 : 0x800700002) has accured while running the setup
please make sure you have finished any previous setup and closed other applications. if the error still occurs, please contact your vendor: Futuremark corporation"
this is the webiste showing the error

Answer:download interrupted

Try resetting IE to default and then re-download again and see if it takes.

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hi. i have a Eee PC 1000HE.

my screensaver comes on, and after a short amount of time the screensaver cuts off (i have no mouse only a trackpad). this is a new problem it never used to happen

can anyone tell me how to stop this from happening

Answer:Screensaver Interrupted?

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I'm not sure what's happening but I continue to receive "your connection was interrupted" on google chrome. I use edge/ie for work (I'm on windows 10) and sometimes I have to refresh those pages as they stop loading. I've flushed dns, reset winsock, unplugged router, and even tried uninstalling and reinstalling chrome but nothing has resolved this and it's quite frustrating. Literally every other site I try to go to in Chrome I receive this message. On these error pages, there is no option to refresh. It just gives the error and the page stops loading. I would greatly appreciate some help in getting rid of this annoyance. Thank you so much in advance.

Answer:Your connection was interrupted

Ran Rkill hoping it would show something. I'm curious about the host files, why do I have so many and should they be there? Could the host files be causing the error?
Rkill 2.9.1 by Lawrence Abrams (Grinler)
Copyright 2008-2017
More Information about Rkill can be found at this link:
Program started at: 12/31/2017 08:16:48 AM in x64 mode.
Windows Version: Windows 10 Home 
Checking for Windows services to stop:
 * No malware services found to stop.
Checking for processes to terminate:
 * No malware processes found to kill.
Checking Registry for malware related settings:
 * No issues found in the Registry.
Resetting .EXE, .COM, & .BAT associations in the Windows Registry.
Performing miscellaneous checks:
 * Windows Defender Disabled
   [HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Defender]
   "DisableAntiSpyware" = dword:00000001
Searching for Missing Digital Signatures: 
 * No issues found.
Checking HOSTS File: 
 * HOSTS file entries found: a-0003.... Read more

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When i play Call of Duty the first game with the fully updated patch after 2 or 3 min.s i always get a connection interrupted and have to close it. my internet works fine, i have all my fire walls down to allow it and Diablo 2 works perfectly, so im just wondering how do i fix this. thanks.

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My own fault, I got cold feet during installation because I had not realised that the downloaded version would go straight to install and I was afraid it would immediately overwrite my stable and established Win 7 64bit.

What I wanted to do was to save the downloaded Windows 8 installation file and then run it on a spare disk so that I could then dual boot.

I stopped the installation after the Win 8 file had downloaded and had started installation (Checking files stage).

My problem:

Although I now have a product code for a copy of Win 8, I don't know how to get a copy of the ISO which I had hoped to receive.

If I cannot get an ISO, will the downloaded version give me a choice as to where I install it? However, I cannot even see how to restart my interrupted installation if that is what I have to do.
What a mess! Help Please

Answer:Interrupted installation.

Check this post by BillWindows.

Upgraded, but changed my mind (want clean install, help!)

Originally Posted by BillWindows

You should have an upgrade file on your desktop, click on that, it asks some questions and one of them is do you want to install later say yes, then another question do you want to create an ISO file just say yes, when it has created the ISO file, right click on it to burn it to a DVD.
Then boot from that to completely wipe your disk and reformat, make sure you have your key for when you start the installation. If you have a Windows Live account use that. Make sure you feel comfortable doing this and have anything you need backed up, this worked for me, I hope it works for you.

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My computer hasn't been used in a while and upon booting it up it started installing updates. Apparently the battery (non-removable) is dead because the cord came unplugged and it shut off. Now when it attempts to boot up it shows a blue screen with a sad face and says it encountered an error and will reboot. After restarting it shows a 'preparing automatic repair' page but then just goes black.

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A few weeks ago I had a Boo/Whistler virus. I used TdssKiller. Avira and/or Avast then found and removed a few others.

Since then, my internet connection constantly fails. In Internet Explorer, I have to constantly use "Diagnose Connection" to keep the conection working. In Task Manager, I see numerous Internet Explorer process running with huge memory usage (which I can End Task without closing any of my own open IE windows). Also, Task Manager no longer has a title bar.

The primary problem is the internet connection constantly failing.

Malwarebytes, Avira, and Avast scans don?t show any viruses (although Avast seems to indicate Boo/Whistler virus on a boot scan, but it doesn?t fix it).

Answer:Internet interrupted

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Please note that I am not a member of the Malware Removal Team and will not be assisting you in removing the infection. I'm simply helping you to post the information they need in order to assist you.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.Orange Blossom

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Connection Interrupted The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.The network link was interrupted while negotiating a connection. Please try again.

I saw this problem on another thread but what solved it there doesn't work for me.

I am still having this same problem. I did not have AVG when it started, I do now. I've tried rebooting router etc. also. I believe it's windows related. I have it on both IE and Firefox. Not every link but a lot of them.

The problem occurs on webpages with a Google Lead Services ad or on the google search results page ( sponsored links)

I've tried adding google and google lead service to a Host File. Not sure I did that right but it didn't work.

Any suggestions?

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Is it my imagination or do interrupted downloads in XP not restart from the point of interruption like Win98SE did? I have had some connection problems with my dial up service this morning and have tried several times to download a file, but it always starts over. This was a very useful feature in Win98SE, is there something I need to turn on in XP to get it to do this?

Answer:interrupted downloads

It not a standard feature for Windows 98 either. Go to and look for third party download utilities. V.92 the new modem protocol reportly also supports it and Call Waiting.

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I can't figure why I can't view a website. I can see on my friends computer right next to me but I'm unable to see see the website on my own computer. We have the same OS etc.

This is the error i'm getting:
Connection Interrupted

The document contains no data.

The network link was interrupted while negotiating a connection. Please try again.

Answer:Connection Interrupted


Originally Posted by jcAugur

I can't figure why I can't view a website. I can see on my friends computer right next to me but I'm unable to see see the website on my own computer. We have the same OS etc.

This is the error i'm getting:
Connection Interrupted

The document contains no data.

The network link was interrupted while negotiating a connection. Please try again.

I suggest that you check these areas for further information if you have not already done so yet:

? The Event Viewer -
START | type eventvwr into the Start Search box | right-click on eventvwr.exe that appears up top | select Run as Administrator | view the various logs starting with the Administrative logs.

? Problem Reports and Solutions:
START | type wercon.exe into the Start Search box | right-click on wercon.exe that appears up top | select Run as Administrator | view "See Problems to Check'.

? Reliability and Performance Moniter:
START | type perfmon into the Start Search box | right-click on perfmon that appears up top | select Run as Administrator | view both the Performance Moniter and the Reliability Moniter.

Also, check the Deice Manager for any red/yellow flags.

Rgards. . .


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Hi I have a Samsung laptop which I shut down during an update. Now it will not recognise any files or folders and windows is causing it to hang

Answer:Updating interrupted

Welcome masternotgeek,

You will need to go into Windows recovery and attempt to use System Restore to a point before the updates were install. You can do this either by using a recovery/install disc (if you have one) or, when the laptop is starting up, press F8 a few times until the Advanced Boot Options list is shown, where you can hopefully select Repair your computer.

From this point, you should be able to find System Restore and follow the dialogue to restore your system to an early point/date.

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Running windows 7 Ultimate. We lost power last night due to a storm and my system was running on battery backup. Well in my hustle to shutdown my computer, I selected the WRONG shutdown and windows started installing updates. Of course the battery backup died and the system lost power while it was doing this.

I powered the system up today, and it came right up. I know it was on 2 of 11 when the power dumped.

what do I need to do to finish the updates and ensure future updates continue to be downloaded ?


Answer:interrupted updates - Now what

I can't think of anything you can/need to do really. It should finish installing the rest of the updates the next time you update your computer. If you think there is a problem causes by the 2 updates you did not installing properly you can use system restore or there are tutorials all over the internet for manually removing installed updates. Does this answer your question or did I miss something?

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"Interrupted Operation - please insert Recovery CD ..." is the message I get after trying to recover space on an external Hard Drive by using "Paragon Partition Manager Personal Edition 10". I now realize this software is not meant for Win 7, but it appeared to work. The screen showd partition recovery, then it rebooted and hung up. I powered down/up and it gave me the above message. I used the Win7 installation disk 'repair' feature, and found no errors. The DOS prompt in this recovery disk allowd me to see that the C drive was intact and that the Windows directory was present.

I do not want to re-install Win 7 as I need the data and software. What do I do?

Ironically (!?) I wanted to re-partition the external HD so I could backup the C drive image (lol).

Answer:Interrupted Operation

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I compared my ping in-game between playing with the tv on and playing with it off. My ping does go up in every game once my tv turns on. With the tv off i can get about 20-40 ping. With it on, maybe 100-800. Possible apps/programs in my tv that might interfere with my signal?

Answer:Internet being interrupted by something in my TV, HELP!

wifi or ethernet?

Unless you are using apps on the TV, I wouldn't expect them to be generating enough traffic to cause any impact.

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When I am typing text, be it into a crossword grid, in a Wordpad Document, or composing an email, I may get interrupted, and inadvertently sent to a website, for example, or just lose everything i have entered, or just leave the application, and end up in something entirely different. It is like I type a letter that gets interpreted as a control character, and all hell breaks loose !  No, computer does not have Malware/Virus !

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I've been having this problem for a few weeks now, and have googled but still have found nothing but "I have this too and it sucks".

You guys have been very helpful in the past, so I was hoping something will be suggested that will work!

Recently, I can go surf the web like normal, but certain websites come up with a "connection interrupted" error from firefox3 on my windows xp computer.

Connection Interrupted
The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.
The network link was interrupted while negotiating a connection. Please try again.Click to expand...

It's only a few certain pages, and are two that I can remember. I know I originally clicked on links to get to both sites, but even when I type the urls they don't work. But it's gotten to the point where I'll be searching for something (this problem, for example), click on a link, and it won't work.

Here's the weird part. I'll open I.E. and get page cannot be displayed errors. So, I went over to my parents computer (in which I am connected through a router) and lo and behold, all the websites work.

We have the same version of firefox, the only thing I can think of being different is that I have SP3 and have been installing updates and they have updates turned off. Going off of that, I set my restore point to about 3 weeks ago, and am STILL having this problem.

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Answer:FF3 Connection Interrupted

I don't think it has anything to do with Firefox. IT sounds more like the connection to the internet is being lost and that's a problem you should address with the ISP. You are describing intermittent lose of signal. If you have a wireless connection, it could be the router.

It would be interesting to know if your parents had a different ISP or a different connection method.

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Background Info:

* Yesterday there was a power outage in my suburb for 4 1/2 hours (dang was I bored)

* After power was restored my better half tried to connect wirelessly to network via her netbook... the connection keeps dropping

* Also when I'm online gamming after 1 - 2 minutes my connection drops i.e. connection interrupted

* Internet browsing working o.k (will try d/l a file post post)

* Wifi icon on modem continually flashing i.e. manual says incoming data (no one is connected though)

I've checked my Modem ^^ the server tells me eveything is working a.o.k (as far as I can tell).

*Modem = Huawei 556a

Issues only present after Power Outage...

PS - I've tried the reset, unplug modem for - 15 sec, 1 hour, over night...


Answer:Connection Interrupted??

tried system restore ^^ still connection interrupted!! :argh:

Edit: tried to d/l 148 mb file... it stopped @ 68 mb...

Will this be modem issue or ISP issue??


after multiple attempts to contact my ISP - theyve put up an audible bulletin (bout blarbee time) saying that theyre aware of connection issues...

Please close this thread ^^

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im using AVG 8.0 n im unable to load some of the web pages including the forums of but the homepage of techguy is opening ... is this due to AVG ?... coz this started wen i installed it ... wat changes in the settings do i need to do ?...

Answer:Connection interrupted ...

Perhaps a cookie blocker? TSG forums need cookies to be enabled, as a lot of other websites.

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Suddenly everything I try to download from sites like rapidshare, megaupload etc are interrupted on both INTERNET EXPLORER AND GOOGLE CHROME !!
The downloads finish and then both browsers give an error saying The download is interrupted ! like this "123/123 KB Download interrupted"
I am going insane ! I deleted and installed Google Chrome yet still I can't download anything !!
Pleas help me this is frustrating !!

EDIT: No one ?? please, everyone knows that when you are unable to download you are basically paralyzed !!

Answer:All downloads are interrupted !!! H-E-L-P

If you use a router try to connect directly to the internet without router, then if the problem still exist I would look into my software firewall rules.

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I keep getting this error, 'The wizard was interrupted before ...... could be completely installed. Your system has not been modified. To complete installation at another time, please run setup again. Click Finish to exit the wizard." when I try to install things that use 'installshield'. Does anyone know why and how can I resolve this? I am running windowsXP and sp2.

Thank you

Answer:the wizard has been interrupted

What wizard are yo running?

Do you have admin rights on the machine?

Could a anti-virus program be stopping the process?

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I´ve been having some problems installing software(mostly games) after i´ve updated to sp2.
I´m getting the message installer interrupted, or no message at all when the install is 100%, and the install not there.
I´ve tryed putting the installer on auto, i´ve tryed uninstalling loads of programs.
Even tryed shutting of all but the bare essentials.

This wasn´t a prob before i installed sp2. I formated the hd and reinstalled xp with sp2 some weeks ago.
Before i had sp2 also but had installed the stuff prior to updating to sp2.

So pretty please with sugar on top if anyone can help i´d be in a world of joy

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Music is getting interrupted when losing focus from Winamp or I open some other application in my Windows XP system. The system ia having 1GB RAM and 80GB HDD with Dual core processor

Answer:Music is getting interrupted

You probably have a lot of temp files on your hard drive... Open Internet Options in IE and delete these type files and cookies

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I was partitioning my hard disk using the Paragon Partition Manager when in the midway of the processing, my laptop screen turned black and the power button starts to turn on and off indicating that it went on a sleep mode. After seeing this, I immediately pressed a key but nothing appeared on the screen however, the power button already lit up steadily.
I pressed the power button then it boot up and gave me this message on the screen: "Operation interrupted and please insert a recovery disk".

I tried inserting my Windows Vista Starter OEM System Builder Pack and follow the steps indicated in this tutorial but I wasn't able to fix it. I only ended up getting this message, 'Windows cannot repair this computer automatically.'

Btw, my OS is Windows Vista Starter and the brand of my laptop is Compaq CQ40.

Anyone who has an idea of how to fix this?
Help Pleaseeeee. (

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I had my friend help me install my SSD, mainly because I hadn't seen them in a while and because I like to have an extra pair of eyes in case something goes wrong. The install was fine, but I used EaseUS Partition Master to migrate my Windows folder from the HDD to the SSD. My friend offered to check on the program, since it seemed to be taking a long time. When he came back downstairs, he informed me that the program seemed to be stuck on 70% and he reacted by doing a hard shutdown on the system. I didn't think much of it because when the computer booted again, it was much faster than before and all of my programs that normally load at startup worked with no errors.

I guess I have two questions:
1. Should I be worried?
2. If something happens in the future, is there a way to undo the move from the hdd and basically restore it back to the point where the SSD wasn't installed?

Answer:SSD Migration Interrupted

Make routine bi-monthly full image backups of your OS and Data partitions on trusted external media -- that would be cleaner than trying to reverse the present set up. However, let's await what others say.

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Connection Interrupted
The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.
The network link was interrupted while negotiating a connection. Please try again.

What should i do?

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So I'm using the firefox browser in my newly-reformatted computer.
And I'm have some download problems. Everytime I would download a file it won't show up in the downloads but there will be a file created in my harddrive folder as specified under the firefox options on the "downloaded" files. The problem however is that the file is only 30 kb and is a .part file and not completed. I always have to re-download the file for 2 or 3 times until the file is finally completed downloaded.

I'm thinking it must be something to do with my kapersky antivirus. If not, then thats why I'm posting here to see some measures I can take to fix this, hence to prevent it from happening again.

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I am trying to install the legacy viewer for spss 16 on vista x64. i run the setup exe as administrator but after a period of about 1 minute of nothing happening a message comes up saying the installation was interrupted before it could be completed. I understand that this is a problem that is not limited to spss or vista x64 but i have been unable to find a solution. Does anybody have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance

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iv been trying to download a few things latly window messanger for 1 but when i click download after a few seconds i get connection interrupted im using firefox at same time my pc running slow am only using 1/4 of hard drive and about half off the momerys but not sure what memory means still learning have tried a few sites all do same

Answer:connection interrupted

What operating system do you have,, xp or vista?

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So I just reinstalled from factory restore disks that I had lying around and it took me forever to go from RTM to fully updated. Once I was fully updated I ran compcln.exe to remove old service pack data and whatnot and I also went to remove some other programs. In the middle of this my computer just stopped and nothing was happening. I had to do a power cut shut down and tried to re-run compcln.exe but it told me it had already been run and cannot be run again. Does this mean it worked or do I need to find a way to run it? Are there third party tools that can remove old service pack data or check to see if any is left over?

Thanks, I really don't want to have to re-reinstall and go through all of those updates again.

Answer:Compcln.exe Interrupted


Just do a system restore

For your additional information. After you have it working the way you want make a copy of your HD. If you ever have a problem you can use that image to go back. The downloads updates etc, will still be in place.

I like to use this for a HD back up

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So, my plug came loose during the update and my laptop lost power. Plugged it back in and now I get a repeating message "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation." Any ideas?

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I have been experiencing some problems recently w/ interruptions in my web browsing. Speed checks on my internet have revealed no issues. I've tried using Firefox, Chrome and IE. While using chrome to access gmail and at one point my gchat function was telling me that my administrator wasn't allowing access(not even sure what that means). My main problem though is that web pages are sometimes not loading and quite often loading at very slow rates, despite having a strong internet signal. Videos often don't play or load at extremely slow rates.

I'm running Windows Vista on a Dell Inspiron 531S. It seems like this problem is coinsiding with my recent switch in security. I was running Norton Antivirus, and a week or so back I changed to AVG free V8.0. I've run scans with spybot, ad-aware and AVG and no problems were reported. I've yet to hear any problems like this about AVG, which is why I switched in the first place (that and it was free), but I can't help noticing the correlation. Is there anything I can do? Does anyone know exactly what it could be and/or how I can get back to surfing the net at my normal speeds?

Answer:Internet being interrupted?

Ok, well apparently no one has any clue why this is happening. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do in order to figure this out? The only other detail that I can provide is that when I uninstalled Norton, Windows activated it's firewall. I would think that this would not interrupt webpages from loading and such, but then again, who knows?

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In the previous 24 hours, I have been unable to access, in Firefox 3.0.11, a Website I have logged into many times. I remember this problem in Win3.x or 95, and it was an easy fix in Windows, a system file, I think. This is a VA site I get my prescriptions on. I hope someone remembers the fix.

I use XP home premium, and have not installed or un-installed anything recently.
Thanks, doctorj

Answer:Connection Interrupted, etc.

What error do you receive? And if I understand you correctly, this happens with only one website?

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I was downloading something and got interrupted by a disconnect. Will that affect the program if I download it completely the second time? Will some files be in duplicate, and if so, will that cause any problems?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Interrupted download

No it will not effect it.

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Question: chdsk interrupted

Hi,Ive had pleanty of experience reinstalling/repairing xp and it usually solves big problems.My mother lives some 250 miles away and she called me this evening in a panic saying her computer wont start. What i understand from what she told me...When she started it, it ran chdsk. She had no idea what this was and when she saw the word "delete" scrolling down the screen, she thought it was erasing her HDD and switched it off.... sigh.Over the phone, ive tried her to get advanced options up by pressing F8 and also the bios by pressing del. I wanted to know this incase i have to drive up there with a recovery cd. However, nothing showed up except for a blank screen when she powers it on. The only visual she is getting is from the monitor like "power save" or "LG".So im quite concerned now that this HDD is dead and not recoverable. No backup uunfortunately and lots of important data hanging in the balance.I told her she should not have swtiched it off and also that i was 95% sure her documents are safe, but im having my own worries now due to no Mobo logo or anything showing on screen after boot.Its a Packard Bell and its about 6 years old.Whats your first thought on this problem?Many Thanks

Answer:chdsk interrupted

I dont mind replying to my own thread :)Aparrently after disconnecting the power lead for an hour, it been plugged back in and now there is a display and chdsk is running. Just letting you know, im hoping i will get a call soon to hear desktop is back and everything fine.....Ill post back

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Hello everybody! Hope you can help me...I have Pentium 4, PlatiniX 2 main board (Intel 485 Series). I use XP SP2 operating system.I was trying to format my PC but the installation on the end when it wanted reboot was interrupted(my sister press enter and the PC restarted). After the restart the monitor went black and there is just one short beep. I can't access the BIOS (it appears like there is no Bios) and there also is no operating system.Thanx! :)

Answer:Xp installation interrupted

Your BIOS should be fine,its contained on a separate chip on the MB.Can you start the install process again,boot from the OS disc ?.

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I have installed Win7 Professional (full version) and loaded all my software with the exception of one 3rd party program (WinToolkit). I have tried installing it as Administrator and in Safe Run but I continue to get the message 'The installer was interrupted before WinToolkit could be installed'. I have also tried using the Program compatability utility but ended with the same results.

This particular program is important to my work and would appreciate some help please.

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Question: chkdsk interrupted

I was working on a dell dimension 4700 and ran chkdsk /r from the recovery console when the plug got kicked out by the client during the second(I believe) stage. It booted back up normally and I left. The client emailed me later saying she was getting an error that some files were corrupt and chkdsk needed to be ran again.

I am wondering if running it with the same switch will fix the errors or do I need to run /f? Cant you run both /f and /r like this: chkdsk /f /r??

Thank you, I just wanted a second opinion before I go back and run this again.

-Chris D.

Answer:chkdsk interrupted

yes you can i usually do it /r /f ......don't know why though......

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I am running Windows XP.Over the past few days i am experiencing problems with all software. The programme will "log off" as if it is going to another prhramme, the task bar on the top goes from deep blue to pale blue, and there is a definitive number of clicks.I have AVG showing no errors, and SpyBot showing no errors. Any help please.

Answer:Programmes being interrupted

i would download update and run malwarebytes and then superantispyware and see if they can find is the sort of thing that can be caused by malwareclick here

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I have an HP pavilion g6 with windows 8, and whenever I try to download anything from the internet I receive the error message "download interrupted". It happens no matter what I am trying to download, whether it be iTunes, amazon, adobe flash, java, google chrome... I have only had the computer about a month and it has always had this issue, also videos will not load on the computer (youtube videos...etc) Please help.

Answer:Download Interrupted

Any other devices using the same internet access? If so, can they download OK?

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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Hey guys. I have a problem with iTunes not installing. Nearing the end of the install when it says "publishing software information" it stops and says the install was interrupted. This is quite frustrating since I have an iPod and I can't install Quicktime either. Doing a google search the problem has something to do with SP2, and so far the only solution is to remove SP2 which I do not want to do. Has anyone else encountered this before?

Answer:iTunes install interrupted

Wait, are you installing an older version of iTunes or a new version?

If it's an older version, try downloading an updated installer.

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This has been an issue for at least a few months now. I bought my laptop before I left for college and never really used it at home that much. Whenever I come back, however, the WiFi will stop working after a few hours (it will work initially after I come back, but will stop after a few hours each time). On Chrome, it says "Your connection was interrupted" while on Edge it will just say that it cannot connect to the Internet. My computer says that it is connected to the Internet. I have 5 other devices connected to my Internet which all work completely fine. My computer will work completely fine when connected to a network other than the one at my house. After the initial error message, the WiFi will stop providing Internet to my laptop. All other devices work fine, but my laptop then says that it is connected to a network with no Internet. After a while, it will say that there is Internet once again, but it will refuse to connect saying repeatedly that my connection was interrupted.  I have tried flushing DNS, reinstalling adapter drivers, updating Windows, disabling and re-enabling the WiFi adapter, and changing DNS settings to get DNS from Google's public DNS. All to no avail. Connecting to a mobile Hotspot created by my phone will allow my laptop to use the Internet, but once I try to connect to my home WiFi, it fails again. All other devices work fine. On occasion, the laptop will show that it is identifying the WiFi network, but this process never finishes. Af... Read more

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I'm having the exact same issue as in this thread
I've followed the directions in the above thread on using the various uninstall tools and I still get the same error.  I am running Windows XP SP3.  I'm trying to update to Java 7 update 55.
 Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.83  
 Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86   
 Internet Explorer 8  ``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
 Windows Firewall Disabled!  
 WMI entry may not exist for antivirus; attempting automatic update.`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
 Adobe Flash Player  
 Adobe Reader 10.1.9 Adobe Reader out of Date!  
 Mozilla Firefox (29.0.1)````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````  
 Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware mbamscheduler.exe   
 Common Files Microsoft Shared Microsoft Online Services MSOIDSVC.EXE
 Common Files Microsoft Shared Microsoft Online Services sqlservr.exe -?-
 Common Files Microsoft Shared Microsoft Online Services MSOIDSvcm.exe
 Common Files Microsoft Shared Microsoft Online Services sqlbrowser.exe -?-
 Common Files Microsoft Shared Microsoft Onlin... Read more

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On one of my favorite sites:
I continue to have problems switching to it with my bookmark from Mozilla Firefox.
It shows this message: Network link interrupted

Is it part of my DSL having a problem or is their something inside Mozilla that I need to reset?

Answer:network link interrupted


I haven't been able to reach that exact website either. I tried to ping it and I got this:
--- ping statistics ---
72 packets transmitted, 72 received, 0% packet loss, time 71353ms
Is it possible that the site is down for maintenance, or updating. It is also possible that there is a problem with the server that it is running on. Right now there are a lot of options. I would recommend that you keep trying to reach the site and see if there is any change. If there isn't in a day or two then we can do some more work on what might be the problem. But for right now it looks like it is a problem on their end.


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I am attempting to install Photo Explosion 3.0 and it continues to give me the error message of being interrupted. I have disabled all non-essential programs in Task Manager. I have also re-booted safe mode and made sure I had complete Administrator access. I am using Win XP Home sp2 (embedded) I think. I am just out of ideas. I am not sure where to go from here. I have 120G of space so that is not it. I did have to uninstall the previous version. I also patched the Windows Installer. I have stopped the Installer service and re-started it as well.So I am at the mercy of the computer Gods??? Anyone??

Answer:Installation Wizard Interrupted

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Tried troubleshooting my problem in many different ways and I though now is the time to check for any malware with you guys.

So basically what happens is: since yesterday some websites don't load saying that the connection was interrupted. Now, I noticed that this doesn't affect google, I don't know why. Also, sometimes, say once every 5 minutes the website would be able to load but partially (ei missing some content like pictures, formatting etc).

I haven't changed anything in my laptop which might have caused this problem to start. I connect to the internet via a wireless router but non of the other machines connecting via this router have this problem. Both pinging and tracerouting the websites from the cmd works fine and yet the websites still get connection interrupted error. Running an Avast scan didn't yield any viruses or other problems.

I'm both files generated by DDS and HijackThis.

Thanks for any help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:43:29, on 21/12/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16457)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
D:\Programs\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
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Answer:Some websites loading keeps getting interrupted

Nevermind. It solved itself upon a restart...

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I can't connect to site from firefox...Errors >>:1.The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.
2.The network link was interrupted while negotiating a connection. Please try again.

Please help me... best regards Robert!

Answer:Firefox Connection

Welcome to TSF!!!


I have two question to start with: What version of FF are you using? Is this the only site that you are having problems with, or is it all of the sites?


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Since getting my computer over a year ago I have had problems with the internet. I think the problem is with my machine as the same thing happens, even if connected through a different router (I have tried several) on a different network.

While using any browser, periodically the pages top loading and I get an error message - eg: google Chrome could not find www.... it usually comes back within about a minute.

Whilst using skype, I cannot browse the internet and talk on skype at the same time, if i do so the call cuts off. Sometimes the call cuts off even if I do not attempt to browse. Here are the technical details for the computer:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-57, x64 Family 15 Model 104 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1916 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X1250 , 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 94999 MB, Free - 45260 MB; D: Total - 94279 MB, Free - 89351 MB;
Motherboard: ATI Corp., Base Board Version, Base Board Serial Number
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated and Enabled

Any help, gratefully appreciated as I am quite a novice!


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I was downloading Ubuntu and left the computer on because it takes ages. Microsoft took it upon itself to give itself permission to automatically install updates, did this and restarted the computer when the download had done about 500 MB of the 600 or so MB. This is saved and says it is "part". Can I restart the download, but just get the remainder, not restart from the beginning? Thanks.

Answer:Interrupted Download - Can I Get The Rest?

Assuming the file is not corrupt, you could remove the .part extension from the file and rejoin it with a FTP client that supports resume, such as Filezilla. You would do this by using the FTP client to save the file to the same directory. This of course assumes that your download source will be from an ftp address.

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In Word 2003 I am getting the message VB code execution has been interrupted when opening a document . I have repaired and replaced office xp removed but nothing helps. Any help is appreciated. thanks

Answer:code execution has been interrupted

Sounds like the document has Macros in it.

So if you know that the macros are trustworthy you could enable the option.

Does the document open after the error !?? Does it happen only with this document or all documents ?

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I have a new pc with Vista SP1 64 bit o/s
Every time I try to install programs, I get about 98% percent done & a message the something interrupted the install & it rolls back

any suggestions ?

Answer:interrupted program installs

Hello and welcome to TSF, shadow-wraith!

Try disabling your firewall, then try again - as firewalls have been known to stop installations completely.

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running windows 10 home download, used firefox as my preferred browser, 1st firefox said I needed plugins to view videos, problems getting plugins so used chrome to view any videos, then firefoxe, said I needed java, which I always though Java and flash were suspect, may be wrong, but tried to get java, again problems so uninstalled firefox using revo uninstaller to clear everything, just tried to install firefox from click here, unfortunately it gets to 100% download then tells me the download was interupted, click here, I prefer firefox because I have more ncontrol over my bookmarks bar amonst other things so all help and advice to download firefox appreciated

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So I initiated a system restore last night due to connectivity issues however, it was interrupted by my wife shutting it down after thinking I had left my laptop open accidentally last night. Now, it has been loading on a black screen after the initial HP screen for over 2 hrs. PLEASE HELP!!!

Answer:System Restore Interrupted

If this laptop came with Windows 10, you might get it to repair itself by hitting F11 multipule times at startup.  If that gets you nowhere, make a Windows 10 disk on another PC by going to the M$ Media Creation Toolor See this: After getting the Windows 10 disk, boot this troubled PC to that disk and pick repair instead of install.

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When i dial my isp I normally hear the modem dialling. But suddenly it has started behaving oddly - it gives a first little burble and then there's silence for 15 - 20 secs. Meanwhile the connection icon is still showing that it's connecting. Then it dials properly. My other computer, using same isp and phone line is not affected so it's something that's happened on one system only. Suspect my son's fiddle fingers during the Christmas holiday! But if so, what did he fiddle? (OS is ME)

Answer:dialling tone interrupted

See if this solution to a similar problem works click here . HTH TR

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I'm having a problem with something calling itself "WindowsZirvede" that pops up two blank windows - one large and one small at start up. The computer stops start up but does allow the windows to be closed at which time everything seems to operate normally.
Even though everything appears to operate normally after closing the windows, I would appreciate if someone would check my HJT file and offer any advice on how to remove this.
Any help is appreciated.

-------------Begin HJT log----------------------------------------------------------------
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:11:21 PM, on 12/20/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk\PDAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Wireless Network Monitor\WMP54Gv4.exe
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Answer:Computer start up interrupted by ????? Please help!

Welcome to TSG
Before we start fixing anything you should print out these instructions or copy them to a NotePad file so they will be accessible. Some steps will require you to disconnect from the Internet or use Safe Mode and you will not have access to this page.

Download SDFix and save it to your desktop.
Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
(this is the drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix). DO NOT use it just yet.

Reboot your computer in SAFE MODE" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup [but before the Windows icon appears] press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Open the SDFix folder and double click RunThis.cmd to start the script.
Type Y to begin the cleanup process.
It will remove any Trojan Services or Registry Entries found then prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
When the PC restarts, the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then display Finished, press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.
Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt.
Finally copy and paste the contents of the results file Report.txt in your next reply along with a new HijackThis log.

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I'm embarrassed about this, but I've caused my notebook computer to freeze up and I don't want to touch anything until I've spoken with an expert, here. I started the day with a problem many have had and I know you are probably sick of answering the same question, so I read for hours and then attempted the fix by myself. I was having the error message with Kernel 1256 in it: Something like, "Your system could become unstable. A potential problem has been detected and Windows has been shutdown buggy application to prevent damage to your computer" and "During a scan of the files at system startup, potential errors in the system registry were found. . . kernel error 1256" Plus there were 2 new icons on the desktop, having to do with Windows Update. All of this is a very common problem in the world this month. So I used FixVundo.exe in safe mode, then used Killbox.exe to help delete a couple files, then I rebooted and everything seemed OK. However, reading on this forum told me there could be some hidden problems and I should also run Combofix. I thought Norton Antivirus was completely disabled because there was no icon in the tray. I set up Recovery Console and then ran Combofix. Everything ran perfectly until it began to prepare the Log Report. Norton popped up with "Malicious Script Detected" (Combofix\SvcDrv.vbs) "Your computer has been halted" . I know it's very bad to interrupt Combofix, but I don't know what else to do exc... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] Interrupted Combofix

I forced the reboot and computer seems to be working fine. I tried to delete my post but couldn't. Sorry.

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my Connection will interupt every hour or so ive tried changing the DHCP and everything else in between and advice on how to fix this it makes surfing the web and gaming impossible,


Answer:Connection is interrupted every hour

its unlikely thats its a problem on your end...ask for help from your internet service provider....OR there is a 5% chance of bad equipment.

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I was in the process of completing a repair installation of Windows XP Pro when the computer lost power. It had completed the initial stage and had just restarted and had the 39 minute countdown. I am unable to resume the installation and the repair no longer recognizes the Windows install. I've tried using the Recovery Console (bootcfg, fixmbr, fixboot).From what I understand, I need to restore the previous registry in order to continue. Where does Windows XP Repair backup these files?Your help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows XP Repair Interrupted

You may want to read THIS article. It will restore the registry from the Recovery Console. You can either use an existing System Restore point or the registry files Microsoft stores at initial installation.

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I've run into intermittent loss of DSL access, and I have also experienced that pesky 'malware' thing that says I have loads of problems and should buy the program (the latter was removed tonight with Malwarebytes' Antimalware, well, I had to do this three times today)... a log is posted in my second posting; for now, here is my HJT log just completed... I'm a noob, so much help is needed and appreciated

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:30:54 PM, on 8/13/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.e... Read more

Answer:DSL interrupted, Malware suspected...

And, here is the log from the Malwareytes' Anti-Malware scan and removal:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.24
Database version: 1046
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

10:18:32 PM 8/13/2008
mbam-log-8-13-2008 (22-18-32).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 49528
Time elapsed: 35 minute(s), 4 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 3
Memory Modules Infected: 5
Registry Keys Infected: 3
Registry Values Infected: 7
Registry Data Items Infected: 3
Folders Infected: 13
Files Infected: 23

Memory Processes Infected:
C:\Program Files\rhcpakj0egd9\rhcpakj0egd9.exe (Rogue.Multiple) -> Unloaded process successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\pphctakj0egd9.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Unloaded process successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\svchost.exe (Heuristics.Reserved.Word.Exploit) -> Unloaded process successfully.

Memory Modules Infected:
C:\Program Files\rhcpakj0egd9\MFC71.dll (Rogue.Multiple) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Program Files\rhcpakj0egd9\MFC71ENU.DLL (Rogue.Multiple) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Program Files\rhcpakj0egd9\msvcp71.dll (Rogue.Multiple) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Program Files\rhcpakj0egd9\msvcr71.dll (Rogue.Multiple) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\blphctakj0egd9.scr (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Delete on reboot.

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\rhcpakj0egd9 (Rogue.Multiple) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\rhcpakj0egd9 (Rogue.Multiple) ... Read more

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 :-/i was trying to download windows 98 se and when it was almost half way thru, about 42%,it stops and say cdr101:you interrupted setup while it was copying windows files from setup {.cab} file

Answer:cdr101: you interrupted setup while

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Since approx. 1 year I own an HP Envy 17 laptop with intel Dual Band Wireless AC-7265 adapter. From the very beginning this Wi-Fi card is giving me problems. When using the 2,4 GHz band the Wi-Fi connection has a speed of approx. 50 Mbps but is every 5 minutes interrupted. On the 5 GHZ band this problem is not noticed. However the 5 GHZ signal is much weaker and the speed is not very high (approx. 10 - 20 Mbps). I tried all possible combinations in the 20 advanced settings of the network adapter, worked on the power scheme of the laptop, etc.  I switched of the Wi-Fi protection, firewall, etc.I installed the latest drivers (from Intel and from HP).  Nothing works. Since I don't have this problem on other laptops with Realtek cards my conclusion is that the Intel AC 7265 is the problem in combination with the Cisco router. Any suggestions for improvement? Is it possible to replace this useless Intel Wi-Fi  card by a Realtek card? 

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Hi guys ,This is my first post as i am trying to find out if i have some Malware, Spyware, Virus and trojans or my firewall itself is restricting me.

1) Internet connection goes down for some time and regains .
2) Internet Connection Interrupted: The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading. error message in browser while just browsing internet,

Poor video quality while using Skype and sometimes disconnection
unable to complete ticket booking

Antivirus(Nod32) , Antimalware(malwarebytes) scan and fixed all problems ,
no more bugs but still have the same problem no improvement.

using my iphone in Wifi no problem what so ever in the connection , so should be something in my computer.

Help needed desperately

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When I boot up the sound which accompanies the Windows screen is jerky and "disjointed". The sound in other functions seems o.k.Is my sound file corrupted on start up. If so how do I correct it.

Answer:Interrupted sound on startup

Try the fix from Kelly's - righthand side of line here

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hi, my windows error is " interrupted operation insert the recovery cd or other recovery media and reboot your pc..."
and i have very important files and programs.
please help me.

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Ok, I was installing a brand new 500GB Western Digital hardrive with Windows XP. While the setup was formating the new hardrive I accidentally unpluged the tower and interrupted the setup. It was only at 6%.

I figured I would just start the setup again and it wouldn't be a problem, but when I restarted the pc to boot from the Windows XP cd I received the error message:

"Error Installing Operating System"

I really don't know think anythign is wrong with the setup cd.

Any ideas would be great.


Answer:Windows XP installation interrupted

Hi chainblaze, it might be an idea to download Western Digital's diagnostic tools to check the integrity of the hard drive as you may have accidentally caused some damage to the device when shutting down.

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Hi. I'm new here. So here my problem. Recently my laptop drop from a quite high. After the accident, i cannot boot my pc. I tried to boot from windows recovery, and it failed. Then, i tried this method from this link Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help and downloaded a recovery into an empty usb drive. After that, i switch on my pc, and plug in the usb drive. Then i choose setup from the usb (there are other options to choose from which is the windows that failed earlier). After that, the screen turn blue, with the word "setup is starting" on it, with the mouse pointer spinning (indicating it busy and really are starting). After a while (around 15 minute), the screen does not changing. I expect the screen to change to a long bar (like usual setup process), but it is not. I thought something goes wrong, and i force shutdown it by pressing the power button ( i know this is bad idea and i regret it now). Then i power it back, and this is where my problem start. The pc just showing the "Lenovo" word, before it restarting over and over again. I tried to press delete button, holding shift, f8, everything i read out there so that the pc shows me soemething like pc recovery, or recovey from usb disk or anything. Nothing happens. I tried to search for the solutions but i not found a similar problem like mine. Most of the infinite loop, their pcs shows some word, or they can press anything, but not in my case. Any helps from the pro is much app... Read more

Answer:Pc keep restarting when the setup interrupted.

Take the laptop, along with proof of purchase, to any business-oriented computer store, and have a tech quote you on a reasonable exploration within laptop to determine damage[s], then you will get an estimate to fix damage[s]. I doubt any software is going to work at this time.

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Last night I was playin quake whne windows updates started. I could not pause it or stop it so I shut the computer down pressing button. "bad idea". Now windows runs slowly, its constantly discovering ne w hardware. I uninstalled the last service pack and tried to reinstall it....but to no avail. Im running windows XP. This is my old mans computer do its gotta get fixed. Thanks.

Answer:windows updates interrupted

See if you have a system restore date that existed before the problem started. If you do, use it and it should fix the problem.

If not, start the computer in safe mode and run checkdisc clicking it to repair problems.

Let us know what happens.

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I have a Dell Inspiron with Windows 7. My problem is that with any video, music, instructional or otherwise, it will play for only a few seconds, stop then start again after approx. a minute or so. This keeps repeating and makes watching any videos impossible. I first noticed it on You Tube, but now it is on any videos anywhere. I tried to preview a musical greeting card to send to a friend, and the audio on that did the same thing. I have only basic computer knowledge and don't want to do anything that might cause my computer to crash and not be able to fix it.

Answer:Interrupted music videos

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its so annoying that when i surf the net all of a sudden screen freeze witk an adobe 7 message not responding, unable to load page etc waiting doesnt work any ideas

Answer:interrupted internet connetion

Does Adobe load at startup/run in the background?If so, disable it in msconfig.

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I was in a hurry, and shut down Windows 10 during an update.
Now I am locked out. My password does not work.

I turned the laptop off 3 times at the login screen and on the 4th start I was in Safe Mode. I selected a restore option and was asked for my password. It was accepted, so it is still good.

It appears that the problem is a defective login process. Is there any way, short of a reinstall, of fixing it?

It would be *really* nice if MS would tell what was preventing shutdown. I've hated messages that just say there is a problem, but give no details, since day 1.

Answer:Locked out after interrupted update

Hi, if you have a previously created system image or disk image, a routine procedure we strongly and repeatedly advocate, you will be quickly and easily able to restore your PC from your previously created image set, held on external storage.

If you have nothing like that (e.g. created by Windows Backup and Restore, Macrium Reflect, Acronis True Image, Aomei Backupper.....), you are in significant difficulty.

There's a very much outside chance you might get your PC to boot normally by restoring the backup copy of the registry, but there's absolutely no guarantee of that.

If you did get that far, I think you would find inconsistencies with your system files which would probably need an in-place upgrade repair install (which is like Windows installation but keeps almost everything) and can only be run after a normal boot.

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I have been trying to send a small video by attaching it to an email (Outlook Express) but am failing. The facts as I see them are: I have Windows XP, and am on 2MB Broadband (BT). I am attaching file: MOVO3742.MPG (39.6 MB), or alternatively, file: (30.4 MB).In case my screen saver is causing a problem, I have re-set it to start after 30 minutes.I have also tried disabling my Norton Anti-virus.I have had no problem sending still picture/text packages of say 2.64 MB.The error message I keep getting for my video files is "Your email message to ---------- was unable to be sent because the connection to your mail server was interrupted. Please open your email client and resend the message from the sent messages folder."Any ideas please?

Answer:server connection interrupted

That is way too large a file to send by ordinary email, no wonder you are getting a time out. Also I doubt that the cipients mail box space will be large enough to accomodate such a file. Try GMail, but even then you would need to split the file into 1MB chunks to send. HJSplit, a free download from tucows would do this for you. For Gmail both you and your friend would need to register an account there. GMail = Googlemail

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While surfing the net sometimes a message appears on my screen, --"svchost.exe-Application Error The exception unknown software exception(0xc0000409)occured in the application at location 0x5b86a3c0." After this message I cannot surf the net till I restart my computer. The downloads also fails. Ialso get a message on my screen "Generic Host Process Win 32----Microsoft has encountered a problem. Sorry for your inconvenience etc." This type of problem is very much irritating. I don't want to format my computer at that time. I am unable to solve this problem single handed. Iam waiting for your reply anxiously. Please help me.Thank you in advance.

Answer:My internet coneection is interrupted

I had the same problem. It was a virus. Try scanning with Eset smart security.

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I was restoring my laptop and it was taking an unusual amount of time and it didn't seem normal so I held the power button down and when I turned it back on it flashes a blue screen that says "Your pc ran into a problem. were just collecting some error info for you. we'll restart ur pc for u" and then it restarts to the logo of gateway but it shows that blue screen all over again!!!! HELP PLEASE!

Answer:Interrupted system restore

Reboot, pressing F8 repeatedly, you will see a menu with Safe Mode. See if you can get into that.

If you got into Safe Mode, Do another system restore from a recent date.

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A client brought her eMachine PC to me. Stated that Windows had been updating itself. On a restart she stated it had seemed to stall at 100% and the "Do not shut down" message. However she got tired of waiting and restarted. Several times.

On start up it now reads:
Failure configuring Windows updates
Reverting changes . . .
Do not turn off your computer

The rotating 'working' circle shows and the dots after 'reverting changes' are moving, so I have to assume Windows is not frozen and may still be salvageable, though it has been this way for close to three hours.

Keep waiting or should I get ready to nuke it?

Answer:Windows 7 Updates interrupted

Repair Install/Startup Repair?

I read somewhere that disabling Secure Boot in the BIOS, reenabling after the updates issue is fixed, could help. You probably know better than I if that would help.

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I was wondering if my AGP Card is getting good flow and cooling towards it.

Right next to it, there is a big 120mm fan, pushing lots of air right next to the Video Card. I'm wondering if this is creating a sense of negative pressure or not enough cooling for the video card.

Please check the attatchment, then tell me what you think.

Thank you.

Answer:AGP Fan Air Flow Interrupted? (Diagram)

Why would that interrupt your airflow? What was another way of doing it you have in mind?

I have an 80mm fan blowing in on my video card, in the side case window. It works perfectly fine. I still retain my S-shaped airflow model, too.

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This is driving me crazy for some reason i cant download adobe flash player 10 ,also have been getting unexpected crashes/freezes ,the whole page turns white then shuts down and restarts to previous. Allot of times when i download anything i have to try a few times because the download will finish about a average 96-98% stop and then shutdown but it will download if i try enough times. I uninstalled and reinstalled like 3 times and it is still persistent in letting me down IE is even worse ,have posted hijack logs in another forum but will be glade to post one hear since my request have not been answered. Is there something i can do for a quick fix?

Answer:downloading is interrupted by crashes

If you want to you can have a look at this. It will help you with getting set for the people in the Virus/Trojan/Spyware forum to help you. I don't know if you have run all your scans yet to make sure that you system is clean, but I would try that too, if you haven't yet.


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I am John Haluan, my reference number: 22531427 Invoice date: 5/6/2011Invoice number: AKD-73611425454my email is [email protected] problem is : my WinMaximizer don't work because interrupted by virus.As I clean the virus, the WinMaximizer now already gone.please help me recovering my WinMaximizer, thank you.Yours sincerely,John Haluan.----------------------------

Answer:My WinMaximizer interrupted by virus

"please help me recovering my WinMaximizer"Re-install it.Note: Why have you supplied all that personal information regarding your purchase of WinMaximiser?We have no connection with the company you bought it from. Do not post that type of information on the forums!

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