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Updates shutting down PC without warning

Question: Updates shutting down PC without warning

Visiting a friend who complains that WIndows Update will shut down his PC without warning in the middle of his work, then install Updates. I figured he was missing the popup warning which enables user to extend timeout for Updates restart.

However this just happened to me in the middle of a forums post being done on his PC. The PC just shut down without warning and started installing a single Update.

I am wary to set his Updates from Automatic to Manual install since he may let them pile up. Is there anything I can do to assure he'll get the normal warning popup from System Tray?

WUD is set to Show Icon and Notifications in tray Notification settings.

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Preferred Solution: Updates shutting down PC without warning

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Answer: Updates shutting down PC without warning

Hey Greg,

You could use the tutorial below to disable the automatic restart for Windows Updates without needing to change letting Windows Updates to automatically install.

You should still get the reminders that a restart is needed.

Windows Update - Enable or Disable Automatic Restart

Hope this helps.

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The shutdown button on my PC has the yellow update warning symbol. But when I shut down the PC, no updates happends, and the next time Im gonna shut it down, the update symbol is still there

Also my father living many miles away from me has the same problem. He also has windows 7, but another PC

What can be done to get rid of this problem?

Look at "My system specs" for system info

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Hope someone can help, this is driving me mad!!Bought new: Case with 300w psu MSI K7N2 Delta Mboard 512mb DDR ram (kingston) AMD Athlon 2400 CPU Cooler master aero cpu fan Liteon CDRWHave installed a clean boot of win xp pro and when I start installing any software the computer restarts of its own accord intermitently there is no software installed at present and it doesn't seem to matter what I try to install. It is completely unuseable.The last message that I got said that the following files would be included in a report to be sent to Microsoft; C:\windows\minidump\mini103103.03.dmpC:\docume~\dad\locals\~\1\temp\wer7.tmp.dir00\sysdata.xml.If that means anything to anyone!Have checked CPU operating temp in bios and it's 38c 100f.The shutting down is not always linked to installing software, sometimes I only have to click on a user name to log on to XP and that will cause the machine to reset.Any advice would be appreciated.John

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What file system have you used Fat32 or NT

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Since around Thursday of the this week my PC has been intermittently shutting down. There seems to be no reason for this and it occurs over different time periods.

I suspect it could be the PSU as the fan is making rattling noises on start-up and sometimes when the PC is on.

I have taken out the PSU and cleaned it and the inside of my box to establish if this is the cause of it but my PC is still shutting down with no warning.

I suspect it is the power supply due to the fan and how hot the back of my PC becomes after it has been on for a while

I have priced up getting a new power supply and feel comfortable fitting it, however I just want to be very sure that this is the problem before buying a new one.

PC Set up

Computer Type ACPI Uniprocessor PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13 (IE 7.0)
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name XXXX-WEGOD0SXE2
User Name XxxX
SMTP E-mail Address
Logon Domain
Date / Time 2008-11-16 / 22:49

CPU Type Intel Celeron D 336, 2800 MHz (21 x 133)
Motherboard Name ASRock 775i65G (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 AMR, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Springdale-G i865G
System Memory
DIMM1: Micron 16VDDT6464AG-265G4 512 MB PC2100 DDR SDRAM (2.5-3-3-6 @ 133 MHz) (2.0-2-2-5 @ 100 MHz)
BIOS Type AMI (06/27/06)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model ... Read more

Answer:PC Shutting Down with No Warning

Hi Cressa , it could well be the PSU but it's by no means a certainty . There are a few hardware issues that can cause this but they wont show up on a HJThis log , unfortunately . Overheating is another strong candidate . How clean is the fan and heatsink assembly on your processor ? How many other fans are there and are they unclogged ? Have you any expansion cards (graphics , audio , etc ) ?

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so my pc keeps shutting down randomly. No error messages,nothing. and it seems to happen randomly but happens consistently while I try to play games.
I have reinstalled windows twice and it seems to work for few days but then suddenly it happens again.
also, I added RAM few weeks ago and was working fine for 2 weeks before this started to occur...also, its win 8.1 pro
help me pleaseeee....

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ok, woke up this morning and my pc was on and was like wierd......, because I shut it down last night. I jumped on it and it shut down after 10 mins(As in shut down BAM off no shutting down menu at all just dead stop.) So I turned back on 5 mins later same thing. then after that it keeps turning on then off never even having a chance to restart. After that opened up case and reset video and ram turned it on again and ran for 10 mins then shut off again atm I am typing on laptop and I do have my desktop running but I am scared to touch it. In fear it is gonna shut off again? Any ideas from anyone. If you need more info let me now and I can give all I can, where my pc sits is in a open area and the temp of the room is about 55 degrees.

Answer:PC Keeps shutting down with no warning! Need some help!

Try running memtest86+. Run each stick on its own, run for at least 2 passes. If any errors pop up, your memory stick is bad.

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Hi, my name is Sean and my laptop has been having some troubling issues the last few weeks. Before I explain the problem, I'll give you the specs of my laptop. It is a Compaq Presario CQ61, with 3GB of RAM, 250GB HDD, 2.10GHz Processor, and runs Windows 7 Home Premium.I'm going to give a lot of details so that it's easier for you guys to understand the issue Ok so here's the problem. It all started a few months ago when I noticed while using my laptop one day that when I plugged it into the charger, the charging symbol that would normally show up on the battery symbol did not show up. It still charged normally, but I thought it was odd. Later that week, my laptop stopped charging as fast as it used to. I would plug it in and it would take twice as long to charge to full power than it normally would. Sometimes it wouldn't even charge at all, it would just stay at it's current power level. That didn't make much of a difference to me, so skip forward a few months.About a week ago, I was using my laptop to listen to some music and suddenly without warning, it shut down. It shut down in a manner as if I had pulled the battery out. When i tried to turn it back on, the battery symbol flashed 3 times and turned on and worked like normal for the next couple of days.3 days ago, the same thing happened again, but when I tried to turn it back on, I got a BSOD. Once the BSOD disappeared off the screen, it continued to start up and worked like normal agai... Read more

Answer:Laptop Shutting Down Without Warning

Run this & post results here.

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I generally use Kmplayer to autoshutdown my pc once whatever I'm watching is finished. The problem lately is that it sets the pc to shutdown but then windows will pop a dialog box that requires user input so the pc will stay on all night at that point. It gives me the whole COM server Warning: There are still active COM objects in this application. One or more clients may have references to these objects, so manually closing this application may cause those client application(s) to fail.
Are you sure you want to close this application? Yes No.

I know I have programs running that run all the time like coretemp or rainmeter. So I imagine one of them is using the COM server but why is windows popping up this error on shutdown surely it's clear I want all my programs to shutdown when I make it shutdown. Is there anyway to force windows to always shutdown or some way to disable this kind of warning?

Thanks for the help.

Answer:Please help: Getting COM server Warning when shutting down

As a matter of interest I found this solution online, it's apparently the Kmplayer which i am using to autoshutdown the computer. Here is the fix i found: Control Panel -> System and Security -> Administrative Tools -> Services -> COM + Event System Stop button, the startup type to Disabled.

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My friend is having a really hard time with his laptop, It is shutting down without warning, mostly when downloading and when he is on msn or opening an application. He gets the msg 'FILE DETECT...' but the system shuts down before he can read the msg. the machine is running slow. He has tried to scan for viruses but the machine shuts down before the scan can complete, he cannot boot into safe mode and cannot boot from the CD! Is it a lost cause???

Answer:Laptop Shutting Down Without Warning! Please Help

Try disabling the automatic reboot to see if you can read the entire error message.How to Disable Automatic Reboot Option

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Hi Anyone..

My computer is shutting down with no warning. A complete power down. Computer is a Compaq Presario/AMD processor3200/512 Ram/120gig Hd/,etc etc.This just started a couple weeks ago. It has done it 5 or 6 times. If it shuts down while I'm running a program, of course when I turn it back on, I get the usual warning.. Computer was incorrectly shut down, but it re boots OK. It will also shut down when setting idle, with no particular program running. When it does that, upon re booting up, it re boots as normal with no warning. Just re boots as if nothing had happened. There is no specific time it happens either. Puter can have been all day, or only for a few hours, when it powers down.
I was told by a computer tech, that it could possibley be either a faulty keyboard, or a CPU heat problem. I purchased a new keyboard,( I needed one anyway), but it still shuts down. So, I am suspecting the latter..A heat problem ! I will remove the cabinet and blow dust, etc from around the Cpu, etc, and wait and see if it happens again. If it continues to shut down, where else may I look ?? I am not a real computer Guru, so don't want to go pokeing around with things I'm not to familliar with.

Any help or ideas will be greatly appreciated if a good dusting out doesn't cure the problem. In the mean time I am in the process of backing up all my files , etc to an outboard HD, just in case it powers down again, and doesn't power back up, and has possibley crashe... Read more

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I recently upgraded to Windows 10(not clean install) and I reformatted by PC after upgrading to Windows 10 and my keyboard won't work even with the drivers installed, I used on-screen keyboard for a while. I didn't like Windows 10 so I downgraded back by Windows 7 installation disc, note I did not have the downgrade option because I reformatted my PC after installing Win 10, I did chose the right one(64 bit). The Windows 7 installation finished and things acted strange. The mouse USB port didn't work, It was placed on the back just so you know. I moved the USB cable to the front and it worked. I downloaded all the drivers and my computer started crashing every now and then. I did not do any windows update even when on windows 10.
My temps are fine and all the fans are seem to be working. Help?

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it is possible the non functioning(in windows 7) usb port is a usb3 port which windows 10 does have native drivers for built in, windows 7 does not. you will need to download the driver from the pc/laptop manufacturer or chipset maker.

have a look, if the plastic inside that usb port is blue, its usb3.

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Firstly, please ignore info below my signature. The problem is in my wife's computer, a desktop using Vista.

Shortly after booting up, say 15 minutes or so the screen will go blank and the computer becomes unresponsive. Both the monitor and the computer power lights remain on. If rebooted immediately it either doesn't boot or it dies very quickly. If left a while it reboots as normal. If it then survives up to about 30 minutes it will run without further problems for as long as required.

My own assessment is that it isn't an overheating problem, as it only happens early in a session, never after a long spell running. I suspect hardware, not software. Mother board on the way out perhaps?

Can anyone point me to a likely cause please?

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I have a custom build gaming rig, and up until a few months ago it worked perfect. Now, however, it likes to shut off without warning as if the power has gone out. Sometimes it'll do this before it even gets to the desktop, sometimes it can be up to 15 minutes or so, but every time it simply cuts out with no warning.
If I manage to get a game running before it cuts off, it stays on for hours (up to 5 that I know of, haven't tested longer) with no issue. And as long as I have a game running it does fine, given that I alt-tab back to the game every so often. I've taken to a local repair place to no avail, they were as stumped as I am.

I apologize for the vagueness on some of these, I didn't build the rig myself, had a friend do it and I'm not very familiar with hardware.
motherboard: MSI 3 military spec
Processor: Intel i7, not sure the specifics
Video card: AMD Radeon 7990
RAM: Four 4gb ripjaw cards
Power supply: Corsair 750
HDD: Two 2tb HDD, running windows 8.1
It also has an NZXT liquid cooling system alongside I think six internal fans, speedfan doesn't show any overheating and it isn't overclocked at all.

I've swapped the video card, tried a different HDD with windows 7 installed, tried a new power supply, and ran many /sfc and chkdsk utilities. Each time, the problem persisted with no change.

Update: I pulled the ram cards to reseat again, now it's not even trying to start as if it isn't plugged in.

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My computer is a relatively old Packard Bell PC and is on it's last legs, but runs on Windows XP. But lately the computer has begun shutting itself off - the signal is dead from the tower to the moniter seemingly, as the tower is still humming away, but the display on the moniter just shuts down and 'blacks-out' for no apparent reason and with no warning or indication.

I'm not computer literate really when it comes to working processes or even software really, but I've called people out to it a couple of times for different reasons and the hardware seems fine with nothing noticably wrong. So I've deduced with my limited knowledge that the problem is software orientated.
I've considered it could be the following;
A) Perhaps it's conflicting software e.g. what I use to play music and media on my computer is clashing with virus guard?
B) Software elemental in running my computer-internet is corrupt and makes the computer shut down.
C) I've also heard of how windows installer can shut down someones computer involuntarily - though that usually comes with prior warning I think doesnt it? But windows installer does pop up all the time and is always doing something, and I tried to disable it, but it kept coming up with reminders and error messages randomly came up until I enabled it again.

Obviously I'm open to any suggestions and help advice offered and available.

please help, this problem is becoming a bane of my life!!!

Answer:My PC keeps abruptly shutting itself down without warning! help, please?

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After opening a supposed scanned attachment in my yahoo mail, my computer almost instantly went crazy, the background changed with a red box in the centre stating that my computer was infected, I was suspicious of this immediately and went about trying to get around it without clicking on any of the pop ups, after running avg a few times the problem seemed to go away, however after going back online another window popped up saying NT AUTHORITY/WINDOWS and a countdown started after which my computer restarted, after reading some forums i managed to get around this by running CMD shutdown -a. this was'nt a huge problem but then whilst surfing i am constantly redirected to random websites and search engines. I suspect it is quite a serious but common problem and I would be greatful for any help please, I have done the dds and rootrepeal and have posted them with this message, thanks again. 'HERE IS THE LOG'!DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Rebecca Bayfield at 10:21:34.64 on 28/01/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *disabled* {990F9400-4CEE-43EA-A83A-D013ADD8EA6E}============== Running Processes ============================= Pseudo HJT Report ===============uStart Page = hxxp:// Page = hxxp:// Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Orange UKuSearch Bar = hxxp://www.googl... Read more

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Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Fo... Read more

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Hi, I have been recently having a problem with my Sony Vaio computer

My computer has been shutting down without warning, but I'm not sure why. It's shutting down in a similar fashion to when my computer has overheated in the past - I.E the screen just goes black and the power light fades away almost instantly.

However, I have recently replaced the heatsink on my laptop, and I can tell you for a fact that the computer is NOT overheating.

Here is the incredibly weird thing though. The computer does not appear to shut down ever when I don't have any games open. However, when I start up a game - including clients for some games, like League of Legends, the computer will shut off in usually 5-10 minutes.

Even stranger still, sometimes I can play games for 3 hours, and the computer will not turn off. The problem only appears to happen when i play some certain games. To see whether the computer was overheating, I alt-tabbed out of a 'problem' game, and watched my temps on CPUID HW monitor, and sure enough, no overheating occured - temps stayed at aroun 60 degrees C, and the computer after about 10 minutes just shut off without warning.

I have zero idea why this is happening, but it is of course annoying. I have tried updating graphics drivers, but it changes nothing.

If anyone could help me it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Computer shutting off without warning

Quote: Originally Posted by Pazzaar

However, I have recently replaced the heatsink on my laptop, and I can tell you for a fact that the computer is NOT overheating.

Here is the incredibly weird thing though. The computer does not appear to shut down ever when I don't have any games open. However, when I start up a game - including clients for some games, like League of Legends, the computer will shut off in usually 5-10 minutes.

Whats the Gpu temp though? You mentioned checking the temp - was that the CPU or the GPU temp?

Certain games will utilise the GPU more than others. The CPU may be 60c but the GPU may be exceeding 100C +

If the GPU temp is exceeding the threshold, then it will shut down like described. It doesn't mater what the CPU temp is.

otherwise, are you running on battery or mains? Is the power adapter the correct one for your system?

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for some reason or another my laptop acts like it crashed and the power stays on and then I have to force the power to go off and when I turn it back on it comes back on and then it says that I got the blue screen on the error and when I try to check for a solution it doesn't show me any solution whatsoever, this has happened to me 3 times since Saturday, any solution that I can use to stop this from happening because my computer is no longer under warranty and I can't afford to replace the hard drive and I just had the hard drive replaced back in April because it crashed and I most certainly can't afford a new computer

Answer:laptop shutting off without warning

Sounds to me like it could be faulty power supply and or power management. If you can; can you upload the logs from the event viewer so we can have a look?

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I have suddenly been having an intermittent problem with my laptop. I will be in the middle of something and all of a sudden the computer simply shuts off. I has happened maybe 3 - 4 times over the past month and I can't figure out why.
I have the laptop elevated so that it is getting air circulation underneath and I have even put a little fan next to the laptop so that more cool air is circulating underneath the pc as well. It has just happened after the computer was only on for just a couple of hours (not even 3 hours) and the one time it was after it had been on for quite a few hours.

I do use canned air to make sure that the vents underneath are clean and it is not a battery issue since I have it plugged in directly to the power adapter so that isn't the problem either. When I start the pc up again there is no screen telling me that the computer did not shut down properly (which is what I was sort of expecting ~ don't know why but I was).

There was one instance when I turned on the computer for the first time that day and there was a popup box stating
"Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown" but it was shut down properly the night before and this was the first time I had turned in on that day. Below is the information from that popup box.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6002.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: a
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Answer:laptop shutting down without warning

This is usually caused by hardware or faulty drivers. We will need your minidump files in order to get more detailed information. Have you installed any programs or hardware recently? Applied any windows updates? You could try running memory test.

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I've had my G560 for a little over a year and, for the last several months it's been randomly shutting off without warning. I mean... it's on and then it's off. I'm not getting any type of error message or anything like that. I have no clue what the problem is. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:G560 Shutting down without warning

Are you running on battery when it shuts down?Could be faulty battery.Have you checked for overheating due to dust buildupon heatsink/fan?Remove bottom panel, check and clean.

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My laptop is about 9 months old and recently it started to just shut down as if the battery were low. It is not low. It just did it now and the battery was at 80%. If I try to restart it it shows low battery and won't start. However, if I remove the battery and reinsert it, it starts up fine. Or, if I plug it in for a moment to start it up and then unplug it it works fine. The battery obviously still has plenty of juice left, but the computer is misreading it somehow. Although it still shows an accurate reading in the task bar. Any thoughts? Thank You.

Answer:Laptop keeps shutting down without warning because...

Which model notebook are you having issues with so we can try to assist you better?

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Here are the posts and responses that I had from another forum on BC. I was advised to post on here to rule out an infection. Thanks for your help.
HI, I have a 2.5 year laptop computer. It is an acer Aspire 4730zwith windows Vista. Lately while I'm surfing the web or doing other computer workit will just turn off. It's done this 5 or 6 times the past few weeks. Three times alone yesterday. I tried running malwarebytes' and fell asleep while it was running. When I woke up a couple hours later, of course it was off. Of course when I restart it, it say's do I want to start windows normally. I don't know what to do or how to find out what might be causing this abrupt shut down. Do you have any ideas what might be causing this and how I should fix it? Thanks in advance.

Response: remove all covers you can from the base give a blow out of whatever you can get at. Follow ESD precautions by grounding yourself by touching the metal frame of the computer every 30seconds or so when working inside the comp.

you said it happened in safe mode while scanning with MalwareBytes. So it's not only while surfing the web?

Although I'm guessing it's a hardware issue the fact that you couldn't complete a malware scan raises a yellow flag. I'd suggest you post in the Am I Infected forum to rule out malware. If indeed it is NOT malware, it's almost certainly a hardware issue of some sort since it also happened in safe mode.

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Answer:Computer is shutting off without warning.

VictoriaBefore we investigate the possibility of malware on the system, I want to check out the most likely cause of your laptop shutting down (more accurately described as "switching itself off") abruptly, namely overheating.I will post instructions for doing this in your other thread, which is the most appropriate forum to be doing that: necessary, we will return to this thread.

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When connected to internet and mains supply my L520 randomly shuts down - the only warning is that the sound shuts down first followed less than a second later by the computer.  Any ideas as to a solution would be welcomed.

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Hello, I have an old Toshiba Satellite L50-B.
When i play games thats not even that demanding like league of legends, the computer will overheat and have thermal throttle which i don't mind once in a while because it's old. Well, I got sick of it, and I pulled out the battery and put it back in. Now instead of throttling it just shuts down without any warning. 10 minutes in and it shuts down instantly.
This only happens when it's plugged in because its on maximum performance.
This only happened after i put the pulled and put the battery back in.
CPU hits around 90C.

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Can anyone tell me what might cause my laptop to shut down(it goes to black screen immediately) with no warning while I am in an application, typically I am surfing net and maybe listening to music at the same time? I have a LG P1 Express Dual Laptop.
There were a couple of times that a window popped up indicating that Hibernation has not been selected.. pls help

Answer:My laptop keeps shutting off with no warning!

Narrow the problem down to the hardware or the O/S.

Boot with a bootable CD/DVD and see if it shuts down. If it does, it's hardware related. (Heat, etc.) If it doesn't shut down, the problem lies within the O/S, or the boot hard disk. (This presupposes that the boot order in the bios has the CD/DVD before the hard disk.)

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my laptop has been shutting down without warning - today got an error message about cooling system failure - any ideas

if this is the fan/repairable or perhaps other components failing?

Answer:Satellite Pro L630 shutting down without warning

Hi Yannos

I think your notebook shuts off automatically because of high internal temperature.
Probably the cooling fan (cooling module) does not functions and therefore the CPU cannot be cooled down properly.

The notification which you got today would confirm my assumption.

In my opinion the cooling module must be checked and probably replaced in order to fix the cooling issue.

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hi guys im having a problem in my computer it shut down randomly without any warnings it just go black and when i try to boot my computer it wont display any just black then when in a couple hours it will open but it will shutdown it self again

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Hi guys! I've been here a few times and you're always helpful, so I thought I'd give it a go.I have a Toshiba L355-S7831 laptop that is about 3 or 4 years old. Its been fine in terms of how it runs up until tonight (other than that I have a few minor issues with some parts chipping and cracking, as can be expected from having a laptop for so long.Tonight I turned it on and was chatting with a friend, opened photoshop, then about 10 or 15 minutes after turning it on it just POOF shut off. No shut down process or anything...I went from doing things normally to having a dead computer. Naturally I f reaked out, tried to turn it back on again. Everything was fine, it started right up, then POOF...shut down. I figured this meant it was too hot (even though it didnt feel too hot) so I let it sit for about 15 minutes to cool. I got my external drive ready so I could try to transfer files over in case this is the end of my laptop...turned it on again...and it lasted ten-fifteen minutes before shutting itself off. I tried it one more time, managed to get a couple minutes into transferring all my files onto the external drive, then it shut off again. A couple things: I'm pretty sure its not the power supply - that light is green and everything says its plugged in when I can manage to get it on. I'm also pretty sure it isn't any sort of power settings, because I managed to get in there and look around last time before it shut off. I've read there is a c... Read more

Answer:Laptop suddenly shutting off - no warning!

Try removing the battery and running directly from AC.If that doesn't work, try another AC adapter. (just because the light is  green doesn't mean it's working.

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My laptop goes into hibernation without warning when the battery is low but sometimes (rarely) it gives warning of low battery 6%.Also the battery drops very quickly from 30-40% to the critical level. I have tried to recalibrate the battery using LENOVO Energy Management but it is never gets completed (even after 3 hrs. as the battery never reaches 100% it shows 99% and charging) LENOVO G500Windows 8.1

Answer:No warning before shutting down of Laptop when battery is low

Hi Virattara,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
I?m sorry to hear that your G500 laptop is hibernating without any warning and the battery backup is very low, I suggest you to check if the issue is same if the LEM (Lenovo Energy Management) mode is switched to ?Maximum Battery Life? and if the issue persists, performing ?Battery Gauge Reset? should resolve the issue.
Hope to hear back soon
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar

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Hello everyone,

Previously I had made a post about Windows 8.1 exhibiting this exact same behavior. I had reinstalled Windows 8 and it seemed to fix the problem. It was only a few weeks later that I upgraded to Windows 10 and now the problem is back! I've reinstalled the OS multiple times, the most recent two times being a fresh install with a brand new key.

I've also run scandisk which came back clear, as well as a memtest (the one from PowerShell that comes natively with Windows) which also came back clear. Using Speedfan, it seems none of my hardware is getting super hot or anything.

The Event Viewer shows only the following error, but it seems to be after a restart takes place:

The driver \Driver\WudfRd failed to load for the device ROOT\WPD\0000.

This will usually show up a couple entries after I get this:

The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.

However, there's no other information in the Event Viewer that I can find in accordance with these restarts/power downs. When the system shuts off, it does so as though someone is just holding the power button - like a hard shut down. The reboots occur the same way. One minute I'm browsing the web, it's even happened when the PC is not actively in use (I come back to my machine to find it back at the login screen.)

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I have had the comp shut down now 4 times, getting different error messages on a blue screen each time. Here are the messages I'm getting that I've written down so far:


TraceAPI.DLL was not found

ZCfg.Svc.exe-corrupt file-Run chkdsk

Can someone here help me and give me the dummy's version of what to do next? Also---I've never backed up any files and would love instructions on how to do that before this old thing completely collapses into a pile of electronic jelly before my eyes!

Thanks to all and Merry Christmas!

--TnBrat's Mom

Answer:Keeps shutting down to blue warning screen?

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I have Lenovo z500  windows 8 and it has this system where it charges the battery to half for long battery life. However, When it starts to discharge I do not get a low battery warning and suddenly it shutdown. After attaching the charger and reopen it I get the low battery warning...? Please help!

Answer:Lenovo z500 battery warning after shutting down


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Okay so lately my computer has been just randomly shutting down. This didn't happen before when I first built it. Specs:

4GB Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 1x4GB
AMD Phenom II X4 955
Corsair HX750
HD 4250 integrated
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD
OCZ Vertex II 60GB SSD

Answer:Solved: Computer constantly shutting off without warning

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System info:
Windows 8.1
64 bit OS
16.0 GB ram

Recently I have noticed some strange things happening:

1. A window will pop up stating the computer is shutting down (2 x today already). Never had this happen before aside from updates that require a re-start..

2. Now my sound is automatically muted when the computer starts up. I turn off mute and it will automatically mute at random?

3. Today I had a window pop up when I was surfing that said "Time Warner Cable has detected your system is infected" Never seen that one before.

4. I use Firefox. My settings have ALWAYS been to use Firefox as default. I went in and check some of FF settings today and noticed it said FF was NOT set as default? I know I did not change that.

Attached are my logs. MGtools created the zip in C:\MGtools\ sure why it did not do zip it as the instructions state?

Also, after I ran RogueKiller it redirected me to this page:

Thanks in advance for the help!

Answer:Virus warning pop ups, system shutting down randomly.

Maxs said:

Attached are my logs. MGtools created the zip in C:\MGtools\ sure why it did not do zip it as the instructions state?Click to expand...

The command prompt window that MGtools ran in explained it to you. This happened because the C:\ file failed to create and MGtools auto-detected this and ReZip'ed up the logs (hence the 'R' in ).

You logs do not show any major issues. Just a little junkware to cleanup which we will do below. Thus your problems may not be due to malware.

Please download OTM by Old Timer and save it to your Desktop.

Run OTM.exe by double clicking on it (Note: if using Vista, Win7 or Win8, don't double click, use right click and select Run As Administrator).
Copy the lines from the below codebox to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C
(or, after highlighting, right-click and choose Copy): Do not include the word Code: which is just a title line of
the code box




[start explorer]

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Please see attached picture. Dell laptop running windows 7, suddenly a lock with letter 9 appears on bottom right corner of screen for a second and immediately laptop power goes out completely. Battery fully charged. Have to hit e power button to turn the laptop on again. Please help.

Answer:Laptop running windows 7 shutting down without warning

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My computer has had issues in the past few weeks where it will randomly shut down without notice or warning. Sometimes the fades to black in the middle of activity, I hear the shutdown sound a second later and then the computer goes off. Rarely the screen shuts down like normal. All my running programs close one-by-one and then the shutting down screen appears. I've scanned the full system with my anti-virus and anti-spyware programs and have determined this is not the act of malicious software. I have not done any major hardware of software upgrades, have a secure internet connection, and do not have a webcam or any other hardware that can be exploited attached to the system. At the worst this happens three times a day.

Answer:Computer shutting down randomly. No advance warning

What OS do you have? In Windows there is a thing called 'event viewer' that shows you a list of errors of conflicts hat have happened.This may help.

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My PC is a joke. It keeps shutting down unexpectedly and restarts again. This is been happening since around 7 to 8 o'clock this morning. Is there any way to fix this problem?

Answer:Solved: Windows XP keeps shutting down and turning on my computer without warning.

Hi, it could be for many reasons - check that the fans are clean of dust etc.
It could be overheating - faulty Ram etc.

If you feel able to..
Check inside the Pc.

Turn the Pc off - some say leave the plug in to maintain the earth.
But I'd remove the plug from the wall.
Once you have opened the case.
Touch the metal case to discharge any static.

Remove any dust - do not use a vacumm cleaner, too much static.
Check that all fans are free of dust and will rotate.

Remove Ram - Video cards etc and then Reseat in the slots.
But first - clean the copper connections of the Ram - Video cards with a pencil eraser.
If more than one Ram stick - use just one stick at a time installed in your Pc, as a test.

Check and post
TSG System Information Utility - found here.

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For some time now I've been plagued with messages regarding having to shutdown the computer to install 'important updates.' The computer says it's installing the updates and needs to shut down which takes for ever. It then reopens to say 'Updates were not configured correctly. Reverting changes' It then goes automatically to 'Switching off...installing updates.' After an age it reappears with 'The user profile service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.' I then have to physically switch it off and it restarts successfully. That sequence has been ongoing for some time. I have Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2 and on a Dell Inspiron 1545 Laptop. Thanks for any assistance.

Answer:Shutting Down Problems with Updates

"The user profile service failed to log on" etc - I could suggest you try a "system restore" if you have an idea when the problem occurred and you can restore to a date BEFORE that. Otherwise have a look at this LINK - click here

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Vista for some reason keeps wanted me to shut it down to install updates. every time i go to shut it down it says install updates then shut down computer. but I've down this constantly for about 15 times for an hour and its still saying it. any ideas why this is happening?

Answer:Vista keep's shutting down for updates.

please read my post is this the same as my problem?

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My Toshiba Portege laptop needs some serious updating. I finally got it on to XP SP2 an now when I attempt to make the rest of the updates (such as IE 7 etc) the computer simply shuts down during installing these updates.

It's never really been used and has just been formatted. No virus signs whatsoever. Runs perfectly when not attempting to update.

Anyone know what may be causing this?

Answer:Windows Updates Shutting Down My PC

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I built my comp (with the help of several fine people on this forum) in July. Bought a new copy of Win7-64bit and everything has been running great. Lately, everytime I shut down it says it needs to install updates and it goes through 23 installations. I let it do it's thing and the next day is the same thing, installing updates 1 of 23. I've watched it and it does go through all 23 (can't see any details) and then shuts down like it should.

Anyone ever hear of this occurrence and if so, any tips? Thank you very much.

ok, I looked at the updated, and most of them are for XP??? Copied the details of one of them below and of course all of the XP upates failed, now after more digging, I did install Microsoft Office XP on my system as I didn't really want to buy a new office suite, but I looking at the update list, almost all of them refer to powerpoint or office or something. I bet you that is the issue.


Security Update for Microsoft Office XP (KB957646)

Installation date: ‎1/‎6/‎2011 11:16 PM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 646

Update type: Important

A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office XP that could allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified document is opened. This update resolves that vulnerability.

More information: Read more

Answer:Always installing updates when shutting down

Hey Zebug,

Just a visitor here at the site, but I was having that problem when I first starting using Win 7.
not those perticular updates, but updates in general. I kept thinking dang there are alot of updates to Win 7.
I found it was trying to install the same updates everyday because they were failing to install during shutdown.
I know go into the windows update and run them before shutting down and no more problems,all would install with no fails.

just thought Id share. thanks,


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I just want to pass on this warning. I've had this computer for a few months now and had NO problems with anything: system, programs, no crashing or weird stuff whatsoever. I had my auto updates shut off and DID NOT update Win 7 whatsoever. Suddenly, as if I accidentally hit some unknown shortcut keys, it began installing updates on Shut Down. First of all, this was completely unexpected, but I let it continue.

After the updates, I've been having all sorts of problems. First of all, at almost every boot the computer wants to run CHKDSK. It never finds anything and I took my pc through a diagnostic and all my drives, etc. are fine. Still, it wants to keep running CHKDSK. Also, my flash drive is NOT recognized although it is recognized by EVERY other computer I've tried and I've tried several.

Also, several of my programs became glitchy and one would not even run. Tried re-installing the Win7 compatible ones several times, but NOTHING. Had to go to an earlier version before it worked. So far, I've spent over a dozen hours fixing things. And, this is weird, for some reason my system restore points only go back as far as AFTER the updates were installed. So where are the older ones??? I've ran my system through virus check, spyware/malware check, disk check, etc. Everything is fine. There is a slim chance that this is coincidental, but funny how it all happened IMMEDIATELY after installing the updates!

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Answer:WARNING Re: Windows 7 updates

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Have done as suggested in many online videos, but stuck at the last hurdle, as it were. Which should I delete, a shown on the attached? Or, is there another way to remedy this, please?

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I have now had two pc's damaged when they were being used to update a mobile phone. The first a laptop was completely shut down and I could not get it working again. The second was a desktop pc and the windows registry was completely wiped out. This has meant a complete reinstallation of the windows system with the loss of everything on board. In both cases I was able to get all their data, music and pictures etc., copied to an external hard drive. Please make sure you have a recent backup before updating a mobile phone. It is a good idea to make frequent backups anyway. Have a Good Christmas and have a Happy New Year.

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i keep getting this message. i have already disabled automatic updates through group policy editor.

Answer:updates preventing my computer from shutting down

With this batch script you can automatically close apps not responding at shutdown in windows. Please execute the batch script as a administrator.

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When I try update WIndows XP it will say I cant get permission.
The computer also is slow shutting down when I use the start /shutdown option, If I use the task manager is shut rapidly.
I ran an antvirus scan in both the normal and safe mode,,no indication of any action .I'm using Kaspersky Internet Security 09..
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:13:09 PM, on 10/17/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\Sync\FreeAgentService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\Sync\MaxSync.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon\McciTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\FreeAgent Status\StxMenuMgr.exe
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Answer:Cant get to windows XP updates. also slow shutting down..

Microsoft help line solved the problem ,,I'm not sure how. but they did a super job. Their tech help line support was surprisingly good.
Best of all,,,NO CHARGE

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Win 8 ....
hello - yesterday wsn't the first occurrence: - after installing update(10) that require a 'restart' the process of 'installing' starts after the restart takes place - i see the warning not to shut-down the computer, see the percentage of installation and then all goes black at about 16%!! Tower is showing computer still 'on' but screen goes into 'sleep'.
i wait it out.
come back to computer to find still in 'stall' (what i call it)..
I Have 'shut-down' option set to ''turn off computer if i press the on/off button on the tower;
So i try that ! no response !! it won't shut down!
- i wait and wait several hours and finally the shut-down option responded .... and the installation of the 10 updates resumed.
This incident(s) is one of the reasons i'm hesitant to try installing Win 8.1....
Any ideas appreciated !

Answer:when shutting down to install updates-it stalls!

It's not that unusual, just few days ago I had a laptop with XP sit and simmer 36 hrs. before all the updates were done. Small, almost full HDD with bad case of fragmentation was the cause. Might also be a good idea to have "High performance set for "Never sleep" mode.

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since buying my new laptop, i'v had it shut down on me on numerous occasions with no warning, whilst in go'es first to shutdown window & then to configering updates then shuts down.on restart it go'es into the configering updates phase again taking 10to15 minutes to boot up.any suggestions on how to over come this would be greatfully recieved.

Answer:updates shutting computer[vista] down.

Can you check to see if you have KB937287 click here update?

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Hi guys, can you help please. My daughters dell laptop is stuck on configure updates. Doesn't update and comp restarts over and over it is groundhog day on the lappy. I cannot get to anything. Any ideas please.

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How can I stop the pop up that appears when you have Windows XP Automatic Updates turned off?

Answer:Windows XP Automatic Updates Off Pop Up Warning

Download Tweak UI (on the right the first one 147KB) click hereClick on "taskbar and start menu", uncheck "enable balloon tips". re boot.

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xp sp2 - not connected to web but on switch on get tray warning that Automatic updates is not active - how do I get this not to pop up each time I switch on - ;)

Answer:how do I Disable Automatic Updates warning

Use a registry editing tool to navigate to the following key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Centre Insert a value with the following details:Data Type: DWORDValue Name: UpdatesDisableNotifyValue: 1 Reboot your machine for the change to take effect

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Hi there
I had to revert one of my laptops back to W7 -- need it for work. I'm still using W8 at home etc.

I did a CLEAN re- install of W7 Enterprise X-64 which INCLUDED SP1.

After the install it needed over 120 updates -- even BEFORE installing OFFICE 2010. This was a W7 install which INCLUDED SP1 so if you are reverting to an OLDER copy of W7 you'll need even more updates. !!!

Just warning people in case for one reason or another they revert back to W7 and choose to do a complete re-install -- process could take you longer than you think !!!!


Answer:Warning - reverting back to W7 might need a LOT of updates

Why don't you use something like Macrium Reflect FREE Edition to take an image, then renew the image after each set of updates.

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There are two new updates (one for Skype desktop and one for Windows Framework 4.5.2-4.5.1 is already on the computer) that will not load. Of course, i'd like help with getting them to load, but until that time, the problem is that every time I go to put the computer to Sleep, I don't get Sleep in the field of "What do you want your computer to do," instead I get "Install Updates and Shut Down." Until these updates appeared, the field would always self-select Sleep. How can I hide or get rid of these updates (until I learn how to load them) so that I can go directly to Sleep and not have to scroll the field to Sleep?

Answer:Non-loading updates interfere with shutting down or going to Sleep?

When you open Windows Updates and download them, let it download the updates it won't install, then right click each each update and select "Hide Update,"  it should look like this:
In order for Windows Updates to prevent you from continuing to ask for them, probably best to download the updates manually - Windows Framework shouldn't be a very hard google search for a download link and as for Skype - well you might have to re-download the program if they don't have the option to download updates individually. 
But, better that than to have Windows Updates constantly asking you to install updates that won't install. 

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There are two new updates (one for Skype desktop and one for Windows Framework 4.5.2 (KB2901983) - 4.5.1 is already on the computer) that will not load. Of course, i'd like help with getting them to load, but until that time, the problem is that every time I go to put the computer to Sleep, I don't get Sleep in the field of "What do you want your computer to do," instead I get "Install Updates and Shut Down." Until these updates appeared, the field would always self-select Sleep. How can I hide or get rid of these updates (until I learn how to load them) so that I can go directly to Sleep and not have to scroll the field to Sleep?

Got answer on how to hide unwanted or unloadable updates:

When you open Windows Updates and download them, let it download the updates it won't install, then right click each each update and select "Hide Update," it should look like this:

I've got Skype Portable on my desktop (couldn't get the desktop version to work) and the Skype update (KB2876229) for Skype 7 won't load because it is probably for the desktop version of Skype?

Answer:Non-loading updates interfere with shutting down or going to Sleep?

As far as .NET is concerned, your best bet is probably to remove the existing installations completely first using Aaron Stebner's Cleanup tool, then install the 4.5.2 version with a clean base.
.NET Framework Cleanup Tool User's Guide - Aaron Stebner's WebLog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

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I just let Windows install todays updates. Everything except Skype (this included an NVidia driver). When the computer started up after the Windows update (with the "don't shut off computer completing updates. etc.) message, the computer shut off. First I thought it was part of the update (and machine would restart) but it was not. Something broke.

I restarted and as soon as hit windows start screen it shut off again. I restarted again and got the "Windows Did Not Start - repair message". I said "run startup repair". Windows shut off during that process. I restarted again, and was able to run the repair process. But once it finished and booted into Windows it shut off again. I was finally able to start Windows so went to command prompt and started to run SFC /Scannow. It shut off during this test.

lastly I thought maybe its an overheat issue. I booted into Windows Safe mode and started the program HWMonitor. It showed my CPU temps at 39 degrees C. Then it shut off again. At this rate I'm going to wear out the on/off button.

Any ideas?

Answer:After todays (7/19) Windows updates my computer keeps shutting off

Try a System Restore yet? Do it in Safe Mode (or repair disk/install DVD), hopefully no restarts to interfere the restore. Then install updates one by one (restart after each and wait a bit to make sure it is alright), Nvidia as last.

You can also try just downgrading GPU drivers first, and restore if it does restart like that.

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Problem i am facing with Windows 7 is that whenever i shut down or restart my machine, it says "Please do not unplug your machine. Installing update 1 of 1...".This goes on for several hours(i tried once for almost 10 hours) and still it was in the same state and system never got shut down. Can you please let me know the reason for this and what i need to do in order to avoid this situation.

OS Details:- Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.


Answer:Windows not shutting down due to Install Updates problem

Pleasefollow the WindowsUpdate Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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Hey everyone. Every time I restart my computer my Windows Update's Automatic Update setting keeps changing and shutting off. I then have to turn Automatic Updates back on. I do this in Standard Mode instead of Administrative Mode since I almost never log in to my administrator account. It does ask my administrator account's permission before changing the settings though and I put in my administrator password. So anyway, I'd really appreciate some help. My system information is below.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 215 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4863 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9100, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 599384 MB, Free - 539922 MB; D: Total - 10992 MB, Free - 1649 MB;
Antivirus: COMODO Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Answer:Windows Update's Automatic Updates Keeps Shutting Off

This might be a Malware problem. Please run the scans below and post the logs.

Download RogueKiller (by tigzy) and save direct to your Desktop.
On the web page select the 32bit or 64bit button to match the bit rate of your version of Windows.
Quit all running programs.
Start RogueKiller.exe by double clicking on the icon.
Wait until Prescan has finished.
Ensure all boxes are ticked under "Report" tab.
Click on Scan.
Click on Report when complete. Copy/paste the contents of the report and paste into your next reply.
NOTE: DO NOT attempt to remove anything that the scan detects.

Please download RKill
There are three buttons to choose from with different names on, select the first one and save it to your desktop.

Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
If using Vista or Windows 7, right-click on it and select Run As Administrator.
A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
A log pops up at the end of the run. This log file is located at C:\rkill.log. Please Copy & Paste the entire log in your next reply.
If you do not see the black box flash on the screen delete the icon from the desktop and go back to the link for the download, select the next button and try to run the tool again, continue to repeat this process using the remaining buttons until the tool runs. You will find further links if you scroll down the page with other names, try them one at a t... Read more

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I am thoroughly fed up with this problem.I run Win7 and have run all the available fixes I can find but the problem persists.Even when I click installed updates it says there are no updates installed on this machine.The updates though are shown many times over in the WU list.Any suggestions to help clear this frustration would be most welcome.

Answer:Windows Update keeps installing the same updates when shutting down

Try a Windows Update-Reset

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HiMy 310-15ABR Laptop (ideapad) (one year old) windows 10 keeps updating without warning or notifications when working. I have already set active hours in windows updates settings and disabled auto windows updates. But today my laptop, switched of, seemed to be doing some sort of updated, after Win10 login screen, logged in, then screen went blank for ages. I switched off laptop and restarted. When i checked the windows updates screen, no updates dated today were listed. is this a lenovo update?any help appreciated, as this issue is becoming a major headache resulting in work being lost already. 

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I very stupidly shut down my computer during the "system updates... do not power off or unplug" and now Windows 7 is exceptionally slow to log in or do anything at all.

I system restored it to a point a week before the shutdown incident and I also then installed all the missing updates but it is only marginally better. It still takes about 30 - 60 minutes to log in.

Any ideas on what is wrong would be greatly appreciated thank you! :)

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows v. slow after shutting down during system updates

Hi ariana44,

Is it the same when you boot in to Safe Mode? Tap F8 whilst the computer is first starting up and then choose Safe Mode when prompted. Report back whether this improves it or not.

Was it Service Pack 1 that you were installing? You could also try uninstalling it, then rebooting and then try re-installing it.

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Hi Guys,

I have a serious problem. Whenever I go to the Microsoft web site and attempt to download updates my computer shuts down. Why is this?
I have Windows XP Professional (SP3)
Could somebody please assist me in solving this problem?



Answer:Computer Shutting Down During Attempts To Install Critical Updates

In Windows XP, the default setting is for the computer to reboot automatically when a fatal error occurs. An alternative is to turn off the automatic reboot feature so you can actually see the error code/STOP Message (which is also known as the Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD)).

To change the recovery settings and Disable Automatic Rebooting, right-click on My Computer and select Properties > Advanced tab. Under "Startup and Recovery", click on the "Settings" button and go to "System failure". Make sure that "Write an event to the system log" is checked and that "Automatically restart" is unchecked. Click "OK" and reboot for the changes to take effect.

This will not cure your problem but instead of crashing and restarting you will get a blue diagnostic screen with information displayed that will allow you to better trace your problem. Next time your computer crashes copy down the entire error message (including all the numbers) and post it back here.

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Hey guys, as the title says, i pushed the power button on my PC and ran out the door for school. Last thing I saw on my screen was updates being applied before it shut down. It was on update "10 out of 10"

I just got home and was met with a nice BSOD. My PC has blue-screened twice before, both of the previous blue-screens had the message: "KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR"

However, this BSOD had no message, but gave me the following values.

STOP: 0X000000F4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xFFFFFA80082DAB30, 0xFFFFFA80082DAE10, 0xFFFFF800033E88BO)

Any help is greatly appreciated!

PC Specs

CASE: Cooler Master Storm Scout
MOTHERBOARD: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
CPU COOLER: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ with Additional Fan
RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6870
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro Modular 700Watt
SSD: 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 (Boot/Game Drive)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB (Storage) X2 in RAID 0
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Answer:BSOD while shutting down, after recent Windows updates were applied

Please upload a report

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I apologize in advance for my lack of tech knowledge.  I will try to explain my situation as thoroughly as possible.
I am running Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit.  A month ago i had a hard drive failure and had a new 4tb hard drive installed. My motherboard does not support UEFI and because of that the boot sector was moved to a thumb drive and pointed at the Windows installation on the 4tb. I don't think that has anything to do with the problem I'm having now but since it was a recent change, I'm mentioning it.
4 days ago my son was using DVD Shrink (an old and sometimes glitchy program) and it locked up. He opened task manager and attempted to force close the program.  It would not close.  After waiting several minutes he manually turned off the computer.
When I restarted the computer it said Preparing to configure Windows.  Do not turn off your computer.  I thought it was installing updates and i walked away from it.  When I came back it said:
Failure configuring Windows updates.  Reverting changes.  Do not turn off your computer.  It hung on this screen for more than 4 hours. 
At that time I turned it off with the button and booted into safe mode.  I tried to do a system restore but it says I have no restore points.  Apparently system restore was turned off when the new hard drive was installed.  When I couldn't restore I made a disc image backup of the hard drive and tried aga... Read more

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My virus scan keeps picking up a trojan vundo. It deletes it but it keeps coming back. I am at my witts end. This of course was after my teenage stepdaughter used the computer. I have ads popping up constantly, my computer is ridicously slow, my automatic updates keep turing off on their own, my computer is a mess. I just don't know where to begin, as I am completely a NOVICE when it comes to computers. Any help and advice would be GREATLY appreciated.

Answer:Trojan vundo, updates keep shutting off, I am computer illerate

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complet... Read more

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I have Dell N5010 in which is running on Windows 7 and today after not using the laptop for a few months I clicked it and I found out that there were a lot of updates in which needed to be installed, in which I did. After completeing the updates I wa sinstructed to restart it and when I cut it back on it will only tay on for a few mintues, does anybody have any ideas on what could wrong with it, because the laptop is only 2 years old and I hope I did not mess up with installing the updates!!!!!!!!

Answer:Solved: Dell N5010 Shutting after runnning Updates

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My computer keeps turning off with no warning, and I keep losing work, it is trying to configure updates but gets to the end of configuring stage 3 and then says it failed and reverting back. This takes about an hour from start to finish, it used to do this occasionally but now has done it for three days in a row.

When I go to security center this message comes up.

Windows security center - security center cant change your automatic updating settings.

When going into manually change, the windows update page has noting in it except a green shield with a tick in and two arrow drop downs with nothing in them and a drop down with times in it but the rest of the page is blank.

when i go into control panel windows update there is an orange sheild with ! in it and next to it says #element module header text# and underneath #actioncustominstallimportantt and underneath that #actioncustominstalloptionalte the rest of the page is blank. if i click on one of the action------ headers i get to a blank page.

any help would be greatly appreciated and preferably in non technical terms as i am not very cumputer literate.

regards Teresa

Answer:configuring updates dont work and start with no warning

If you can get in with safe mode and then use system restore to go back a week before the problem.
System Restore - How to
Safe Mode

Can you make a full antivirus scan and download and run malwarebytes full scan and updated?

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Background: Google Chrome may update several times in between every major release, for bug or security fixes.

Question: Will Emsisoft's Behavioural Guard always prompt me upon every (minor and major) Chrome update? Or for that matter any MD5/SHA-1 changes of a trusted program?


Answer:Behavioural Warning - Will this occur every time Chrome updates?

@Huracan :

Based on my personal experience; if you encountered an alert as you posted, then expect a similar alerts every time due to application rule comparison algorithm.

Monitor this application, but allow/block specific activities - Use this option to define exactly what activity is allowed or blocked for program X. The separate protection components below can be individually set to either [All allowed] or [Custom monitoring]/[Custom rules] for program X.Click to expand...

The option Don't alert when this file changes should only be enabled if you are sure that the file cannot be manipulated or changed. Otherwise this setting should remain deactivated.Click to expand...

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In Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64 bit, how can I disable the automatic updates of the Windows Live Essentials 2011 suite?



Answer:Disable the warning of the updates of the Windows Live Essentials 2011

Lol just update it.

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My computer is an XP home edition I believe, and it asked me to install some important updated. After doing so, it told me that I needed to restart or shut down my system in order for the updates to take place. When I tired doing so, It gets stuck. I get to a blue "log-off" screen, and it says 6 out of 14 updates are being installed... do not turn off your computer. But it stays like that for hours, and never updates, so I end up having to shut off my computer by hitting the power button. :/

I tried doing a system restore, but those updates have to be installed first. Before it even tries to restore, it deals with the updates. I'm not too sure what to do. Is there any way to bypass these updates, or get them installed some other way? I'd really apriciate the help. Thanks.

Answer:Updates for my computer are preventing me from shutting down my computer

Is this a new system? When you go to updates have you validated your copy of XP with Microsoft? Once you do that and make sure your settings are correct in your browser for downloads it does take time but not hours. Are you running firewalls, Zone Alarm etc., anything that would block the updates? Jazz

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Warning, Updates to the O2 Wireless Box II and Wireless Box III

O2 Broadband Status

Updates to the O2 Wireless Box II and Wireless Box III

We?re performing some updates to the O2 Wireless Box II?s. The next time you reboot your router, the router will automatically update. The O2 Wireless Box III?s will be updated at night, so you?ll get the update if you leave it on overnight. If you haven?t received the update in the next few weeks, don?t worry, we?ll keep trying until we?ve updated them all, there?s no need to call us.

On reboot of your router, this update will change the SSID: code.

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So, getting these warnings every day on a brand new T470 I just received, a couple times a day and a bit concered.  Is this normal?  The fan kicks in quite a bit as well.  Everything is current (Windows, Drivers, BIOS, etc.). This is the message, and when it happens it is three different messages, one each for processor 0, 1 and 2: "The speed of processor 2 in group 0 is being limited by system firmware. The processor has been in this reduced performance state for 71 seconds since the last report." My system is as follows: System specs:Model = T470Processor = i5-7300uOS = Windows 10 ProMemory = 4GBStorage = HDD

Answer:T470 Warning 37 Processor Speed Limited warning

It is Intel SpeedStep that is doing this, although I don't know the reason why Microsoft considers it to be a "warning" rather than "information".  SpeedStep is a feature of the processor where it automatically moves to a lower or higher speed depending on the current workload.  I'm simplifying things somewhat but if you really want to know more you can probably find a better explanation of SpeedStep on Intel's website.

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i guess general discussion is the right place because it's not closely related to drivers

well i have installed Softperfect Ram Disk last version

i used revo uninstaller pro , to track this program

well during the installation i got a warning about the installation of the Softperfect Ram Disk driver

i let Softperfect Ram Disk installs its driver

i uninstall it , and reboot it

i remove manually files and registry keys related to Softperfect Ram then i reboot

now , i re-installed Softperfect Ram Disk , but i did not get any warnings

why? i have cleaned every files , registry , inf

can i reset this warning ?


Answer:install program driver warning ,can i reset the warning?

i guess i found something that can be helpful for other users
View or manage your certificates

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i guess general discussion is the right place because it's not closely related to drivers

well i have installed Softperfect Ram Disk last version

i used revo uninstaller pro , to track this program

well during the installation i got a warning about the installation of the Softperfect Ram Disk driver

i let Softperfect Ram Disk installs its driver

i uninstall it , and reboot it

i remove manually files and registry keys related to Softperfect Ram then i reboot

now , i re-installed Softperfect Ram Disk , but i did not get any warnings

why? i have cleaned every files , registry , inf

can i reset this warning ?


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I'm sorry, should have explained better, I get this fake warning displayed in a desktop background image made by the virus, and a fake blue screen which I can get rid of by tapping the space bar twice. Also, the other fake error message displayed by the desktop background image is: Warning Win32/PrivacyRemover.M64
This is my hijackthis log, please help!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:07:23 PM, on 8/20/2008
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\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo AntiSpyWare 2\AntiSpyWareService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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Windows frequently shutsdown by itself (while closing my laptop)... and when I shutdown, it restarts itself... And my video options in skype frequently changes to Livecam avatar (and i have to change it manually to integrated laptop)

I have Mcafee Total protection and run MBAM once a week... and it shows no malicious items

Is this a windows vista problem or something deeper?

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Note: I can't take any screen shots because my problematic laptop won't even start up fully.

So as a bit of background, my 6-year-old Toshiba A505-S6005 laptop battery has been horrible for ages (as in my laptop MUST be plugged in at all times or else it will immediately spontaneously turn off without a proper shut-down. It also spontaneously turns off it it overheats or starts working too hard or something), so I don't use it very much - but it's where I keep all my music and movies, and I've been gradually transferring these files to other devices, which is why I still use it occasionally...

Anyway, 2 nights ago, I downloaded and installed updates, and after taking a while to install updates, it stayed on the "shutting down..." screen for a long time... And when I woke up the next morning, it was STILL on the "shutting down" screen - and it had been 8 hours by that point (I was actually very surprised that it hadn't spontaneously turned off overnight). So I did a force-turn-off because I thought it would start up ok.

Today, I turned on the computer figuring it would boot up ok. So we get to the start-up screen - it even spends a mere split second on the usual improper-shut-down-how-would-you-like-to-start-up screen (it usually spends 30 seconds on that screen) and it goes through "configuring updates," and this took a while, and then it went back to the "shutting down..." screen. And it was stuck there for about 20 minutes be... Read more

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I keep getting e-mails from myself with Viagra X 80% off and its winding me up.

Is it because of the following> "Warning";"Found Tracking cookie.2o7";"C:\documents and settings\Wayne Wilson.WWLAPTOP\application data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\lfmj2xlr.default\cookies.sqlite";"";"15/01/2010, 10:14:12"

Please help!!!!

Answer:"Warning"Warning";"Found Tracking cookie.2o7";

Down load "Malewarebyles" and "Superantispyware" do a quick scan with both they will more then likely kill your demon!

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Every time there is a windows update, my computer turns itself on and installs the update on its own. It's really annoying when I leave my home for a few days and come back to find the computer on at the log-in screen. How can I make it so the computer doesn't automatically turn itself on and install the updates?

Answer:Windows updates - Computer boots up on it's own and installs updates, how can I stop it doing updates on it's own?

In your PC settings, try setting Windows update to anything except "Automatic". However, with this setting change, you would need to regularly check for updates to ensure that your PC is up-to-date with regards to security.
You may create a Windows Central account to provide us with more information: what OS version are you referring to?

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My Computer all of a sudden this morning appeared with a blue desktop background with the message " Warning: warning spyware has been detected on your pc". It also produces pop-ups for the spymaxx product. I restarted my computer after running hijack now it doesnt boot back up and gets stuck on a black screen where all you see is the mouse. Please help! I want to get rid of the virus and fix the booting issue!Mod Edit: Topic moved to more appropriate forum~ TMacK

Answer:Warning: Warning Spyware Has Been Detected On Your Pc

Hello bnberthold & Welcome To BleepingComputer.When Your Computer Boots Up & Posts, Tap F8 (If Unsure When, Just Tap From Post Until You Come To The Menu*), *And You Will Come To A Menu Asking How You Would Like To Boot In to Windows. Select (Your Most Recent Configurations That Worked) And See If That Works. If It Gets To The Same Place, Do The Same Except Boot Into Safe Mode. Now If That Does The Same, I Can't Help You , But I'm Sure Somebody Else On BC Can.

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I received this error message MPV 401 Privacy Vulnerability Warning. I am not sure if this is a hoax for advertisement of software or someone could see what I utlize via the internet. It stated they had scene evidence of explicit sites. I have read anothe thread however I am not overally computer literate to work DOS. Additionally, how did this get to my system when I have a router? First and foremost what is it? My last question is somewhat unrelated, I would like to be refered to a good software package that eliminates all internet history including index.dat files etc and spyware, adware. Basically close to a Wipedrive without lousing everything like documents and pics on you PC.

Thanks in advance for those whom could lend their expertise.

Answer:MPV Warning 401 Privacy Vulnerability Warning

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For the past day windows wants to install the same 4 updates over and over, I have windows update set to download and let me choose when to install.

I can't understand why I even need them, as I uninstalled net framework.

Notice how the update at 8:17 AM., KB2656368, is the same as one of the 4 updates installed at 7:47 PM.
Windows wants to install the same four kb files again.
How do I stop this?

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2656368)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:47 PM

Installation status: Successful

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2656405)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:46 PM

Installation status: Successful


Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2686827)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:45 PM

Installation status: Successful


Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2604121)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:45 PM

Installation status: Successful


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Answer:Windows 7 updates same for updates every time it checks for updates

See if you can System Restore to before Net Framework 4 was installed and then Hide it when it is again offered in Updates.

But be aware that some programs will need it and may not prompt you of this leaving you to guess why they are not installing or performing correctly. For this reason I always install it.

So you might want to reinstall it using its standalone installer since it may not have uninstalled correctly anyway.

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Hello I have scanned my hardware recently and got these results:My hard drive is new. I got a warning sign for the Smart Drive Self Test and the Local Connection Test.The rest Passed. file:///C:/Users/Prince%20Navarro/Desktop/Report.html Should I replace my hard drive again? What can I do about the Local Connection Test Warning? 

Answer:Smart Drive Self Test Warning and Local Connection Test Warning

With respect to the SMART test warning, grab HD Tune, and check the Health tab for any highlighted entries.Not sure what the Local Connection Test is.

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Hey folks,

I seemed to have downloaded a whole medley of malware. The problem started with a system window which kept popping up, along with a slow computer and a disabled wireless connection. The system window said the following:

Critical System Warning!
Your system is probably infected with the lastest version of Spyware.Cyberlog-X.
Type: Spyware
Infected Length: 266,129 bytes
Risk: High
Affected Systems: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, 2000 Server, Windows XP
Behavior: Cyberlog-X is a spyware program that monitors user activity, logs keystrokes, and track Web sites visited.
Symptims: Low Internet connection speed
Low System Performance
Secyrity center alerts
Strange pop up windows
Protection: Click OK to download antispyware software

Additionally, there were two or three other unique balloon-style warnings that would pop up out of the system tray. Can't recall what they said.

I followed the malware removal instructions on this site, and each step seemed to find a whole bunch of problems. While the symptoms are no longer present, I want to be sure that I caught everything. Would someone mind taking a look at my log files to make sure?

Thanks in advance, I'm very grateful for the help!


Answer:Spyware.cyberlog-x "Critical System Warning!" Popup and system tray 'balloon' warning

Re: Spyware.cyberlog-x "Critical System Warning!" Popup and system tray 'balloon' war

The ComboFix log.

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refresh WILL remove ALL your Programs that are installed

again it WILL REMOVE ALL PROGRAMS that you have installed

see any of my posts




all these stopped working I ask for help

no help came

only talk about REFRESH


Answer:Warning!!!!! Refresh warning!!!!

That is why it warns you before doing it that it will remove all that stuff (which gets put into Windows.old folder).

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WARNING WARNING WARNING computer at high risk. please contact Microsoft technician immediately for rescue at usa toll free + 1 888 688 2154 this message will not go away. what do I do?

Answer:how do i get rid of this warning box warning computer at hig

Run these (copied from another post but appropriate here):AdwCleaner: Download button near top - not anything else on the page).Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Use the "Scan" button, followed by the "Cleaning" button.Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) Download button near top - not anything else on the page).Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run JRT. It might appear to have stopped at times or flash the screen but sit tight until it has finished.MalwareBytes: the free version.Install and Run the program but before doing its Scan go to "Settings > Detection and Protection" and put a checkmark in "Scan for rootkits". Quarantine anything it finds.Please copy/paste the logs on here. Others will be by to review your results and make other suggestions, this will get you started though.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.message edited by Fingers

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I find it odd that when I do a Windows Update in Windows 7, the Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) updates are also found. But if I do a Windows Update in XP Mode, the MSE updates are not found. I don't suppose this is controllable? I'd like the Windows Update to find MSE updates.

Answer:MSE updates flagged in Win 7 updates but not XP Mode updates

In XP you have to go into the "Add/Remove" programs and check off the "Show updates" box at the top to reveal the MS updates installed.

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Hi, I need help my computer had malware or something I have done several different scans and removed some malware etc but my interent keeps shutting down and send error reports and trend micro is shutting of and on can anyone help

Answer:Virus? windows keeps shutting down and virus protection shutting of and on

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next t... Read more

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I know Brink and Tairiku (experts I'm sure) have contributed to a solved thread "Turn Off Windows Updates" but here I am with an MBA in Finance and still somewhat confused based on what I'm trying to do.
It's all about the Nvidia drivers. I have a working W10 driver (355.80) which was just released and thanks to posts on various forums and all the previous W10 drivers that didn't work I waited to upgrade to W10 until now. New video drivers are released frequently, at least with every new game launch. It is sometimes the case that a new driver breaks something fixed in a previous driver, often specific to hardware. I want to be able to decide whether I will try the new driver and the next and the next. Sometimes I will try it out, sometimes I won't want to based on feedback.

First question is when I select 2 in group policy "notify to download and notify to install" I get that red sentence "some settings are managed by your organization". Am I supposed to get that message? I'm the only user and the admin.

If it is working and I sometime soon see an Nvidia driver, that group policy edit wouldn't let me stop the driver from installing, would it? It just tells me it will be installed. Not sure of the value of this as I can look at the Nvidia control panel to see if a new driver has been installed.

Then there is "wushowhide". Does that only allow me to hide a video driver that has already been installed or can I prevent the driver from ... Read more

Answer:Disable Auto Updates Group Policy - Managing Video Driver Updates?

Hello specialkone,

You can use the tutorial below to turn off automatic updating for it.

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get this message: updates not configured correctly, reverting changes.

stuck in a loop, keeps trying to start but wont. safe mode didnt load/work, neither did last known configuration.

any ideas how to get this to boot/work again?

update: trying repair from the install dvd. see if that works.

Answer:wont boot after installing updates. updates not configured correctly reverting change

Startup repair from the dvd did not work.

I did use this registry defrag program. wonder if that did something to the registry?

Free Registry Defrag

I generally avoid registry cleaning programs because I don't trust them. thought id try it once to see what happened. not sure if this caused the startup issue or something with the windows updates I installed caused it. I did do several restore points. would that help me fix the issue?

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I found a unique way to do it on Windows 10 HOME and as far as I searched internet I didn't find any similar instructions:


Answer:Windows 10 Home disable automatic updates, enable updates on demand

Those are good instructions. Clear and concise.

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I recently (one week ago) made myself a dual-boot to Windows Vista SP2. I installed everything I needed and set the Windows updates to Automatically install updates. When I needed to make a video smaller (no need to talk about this in this thread) on Handbrake it said I needed Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0. I was surprised to see that. I went to see what Windows updates does and it wasn't checking for updates, as I set it to do. I started the check myself. I left it like that 30 minutes. When I closed my game, it was in the same state: checking for updates. So, I went to my .NET Framework 4 installer and, after 15 minutes, it gave an error: another installer is running. There were no installers, besides Windows update. So, I closed its process and let the installer run. After 15 minutes, it gave me an error (I don't remember the name of the error, I'll post it ASAP). So, I started researching, tried everything (MS FIXIT 50202, reset windows update history, reregister windows update components which gave me error 1060 and error 5 - error 5 is after trying MS FIXIT). I tried to "force" the .NET Framework 4 install by installing it step-by-step: 1.1  1.1 SP1  3.5  4. No succes. I AT LEAST need to install that .Net Framwork somehow. And the most interesting part is that my antivirus doesn't say that my OS is not up-to-date . SPECS: 6GB RAMAMD Athlon ll X4 750K 3.2-4.0 GHzAMD Radeon R7 240 4GB GDDR3

Answer:Windows update stuck at Checking for updates and can't install updates manually

Now it doesn't even give the error anymore. It just sits there and fake-installing .Net Framework.

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I am really flustrated with my T61P - a week ago it lost my user profile, so I installed a new hard drive and reloaded the OS (Vista Ultimate) from the recovery disks.  I have installed antivirus software, do all the MS updates, and then uninstalled all the ThinkAdvantage programs (except for Client Security).  Continuing to check for new Windows Updates works fine.  Then I installed ThinkAdvantage System Update - can still do Windows updates.  Run System Update, install 19 updates, reboot - Windows Updates no longer works!  I get the message "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running/  You may need to restart your computer."  The service is running (I even restarted it from Admin tools).  Rebooting makes no difference.  I have reloaded the OS and updates about 6 times in the last week and always end up with this problem.  It does appear that since Windows Update was working before installing the Lenovo updates that there is a problem with the Lenovo updates. Help would be appreciated. David

Answer:T61P Vista SP2 no windows updates after Lenovo updates on fresh install

hey dfanslercurious to know which version of ThinkVantage System Update are you using ? Is it version 4.0.0046 ? If it isn't kindly download the latest version and install it.if it is, could you uninstall it. set msconfig to startup windows item only before reinstalling it.

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