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when shutting down to install updates-it stalls!

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

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 !

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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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Hi,

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.

Thanks.

Answer:Windows not shutting down due to Install Updates problem

Pleasefollow the WindowsUpdate Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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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?

Thanks.

Compton

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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Hello: I use Windows XP power pack 2. For the past week or so I've been having a problem where when I want to shut down or go to the "stand by" I do this: click start, then click on the red circle"Turn off computer" then the hourglass figure appears (meaning wait) and I wait and wait but nothing happens. Eventually the computer goes into screen saver mode and the poor computer can never shut down.  When I want to shut down, I have to push the power button on the computer box itself, which I'm sure is bad for computers.   Even if, for example, I download a program or something and get the message "you have to restart for this to take effect" the computer can't seem to restart itself.  I've been over on the malware boards but there doesn't seem to be anything wrong there. I did look up this problem in the archives and there was some talk of maybe there being programs that take longer than the computer to shut down, but I try shutting everything else down and sometimes still it doesn't work. Plus, the whole thing is that I want to be able to keep the files I'm using and some of the sites up and going while I put the computer on stand by. I used to be able to do this but can't any more. I'd appreciate any help you can giveThanksDr. D.

Answer:Problem with shutting down: stalls

It will probably be an issue under your background services, check run > services.msc. Drivers like Nvidia Service Helper, etc, sometimes can hang on some systems and need to be removed, fixed, updated or re-installed.Seems like your already tried it, but close off the background programs on your task manager before shutting down to see if one of them is the issue.Disable power management, it's can screw up with some motherboards, your BIOS may have one setting and stupid windows has another causing a lock up (duel sleep mode they don't wake from). Go to the Control Panel, click on ?Performance and Maintenance,? and choose Power Options.  Set them to 'Always On' for testing. Also disable any screen savers, these can cause issues with hanging programs too. Simply switching the screen off and Windows + L to lock if you wish.Power settings on some devices have been known to fail on the shutdown. Software or the driver tell the device to shutdown first and waits, but it never completes the task. If you have a printer, scanner, or ipod attached, etc, you might want to disconnect it for testing.Next time you need to force shutdown, just click Start-->Run and type "shutdown -f -s -t 0" (without the quotes - the last character is a zero) and hit Enter. Your PC will shutdown immediately. It's a bit safer than the power button.To speed up the 'waiting time' for your shutdown:Start Regedit. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/Cur... Read more

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Question: Ws updates stalls

I have not been able to download and install MS security updates for several weeks after never
having this problem for years previously. What is happening is the process stalls at the place
where it is, "Checking for the latest updates for your computer." I am only behind four or five small
downloads, so the process should not take too long and never has before. I have let it run for a half
hour with no success. The progress bar shows no activity either.

Your advice will be much appreciated. {redoak}

Answer:Ws updates stalls

I have run into this problem a few times in the past, have you tried a safemode update?

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Hello,

I've finally updated from Windows XP to Windows 7 SP1 64bit yesterday (with a new PC). For my entire life, Windows XP is the only OS I've used. So, I'm brand new to Windows 7 and hardly know anything about it.

I tried using windows update, but it just hangs and says "checking for updates".

I tried manually downloading several update files, but none of them have worked. I disabled firewall (because I thought maybe that was blocking the download?) and defender. I don't know what else to do and I really need help because I've become so frustrated.

Answer:Checking for updates stalls

Hi Fester,
from your screenshot The Firefox tab is showing activate is that for W7??
if so can you run this tool please, copy/paste the output.
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=52012

Unfortunately MS is not treating W7 users as a priority at the moment and updating is rather SLOW, just let it run overnight.

Roy

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Hello,

Helping a friend with a Lenovo laptop about a year old currently running Win 7 Pro. She wants to update to Windows 10, but had a problem with the installation failing.

Looking into the update history, I can see where she made two attempts - one failed one cancelled - and I made one attempt that failed.

I tried running Windows Update 4-5 times, even leaving it overnight. Each time it stalled on the checking for updates screen and needed to be shut down to stop the process (I didn't know the process name to kill it). I don't even want to click on Windows Update now for fear I'll re-start the unstoppable process!

I tried making a Windows 10 installation disk, thinking that might resolve the issue, but the installation only proceeded as far as checking for updates, and then stalled. I was able to try to cancel the install, but it froze again while it was cleaning up the installation files, and I had to do a hard shut down. Luckily the computer rebooted with no problem.

Then I came here. I've downloaded the SURT tool and ran it twice - it froze both times. I ran chkdsk with no problems. The zipped CBS file is 99.8 MB! Since max zip file size allowance is 8 MB, how do you want me to proceed?

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I need help!!!
Up until September my PC downloaded and installed Windows 10 updates for months and months with no problem. Since then every time I get an update when the systems tries to restart it shuts down then restarts and I get the Blue windows symbol for a few seconds then the screen turns black with a rotating symbol at the bottom indicating it is installing the update.
However it just sits and sits and sits at that screen and never goes any further. I have waited up to an hour.
I have to manually turn off the PC, 10 second rule, unplug my mouse USB then reboot.
The updates are then installed and the sign in screen appears. I then reinsert my USB and everything works fine until the next update.
Since I can?t get to the sign in screen I can?t start in safe mode.
I have checked the drivers for all my USB devices and they are supposedly up to date.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled the mouse.
I have checked the display adapter and the only one I have installed is the Intel HD Graphics and you can?t uninstall it.
Nothing has worked!!!!!!!

Answer:Windows 10 updates stalls indefinitely

Tabman,

Welcome to the Forum!

Have you tried the following:
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

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I need help!!!
Up until September my PC downloaded and installed Windows 10 updates for months and months with no problem. Since then every time I get an update when the systems tries to restart it shuts down then restarts and I get the Blue windows symbol for a few seconds then the screen turns black with a rotating symbol at the bottom indicating it is installing the update.
However it just sits and sits and sits at that screen and never goes any further. I have waited up to an hour.
I have to manually turn off the PC, 10 second rule, unplug my mouse USB then reboot.
The updates are then installed and the sign in screen appears. I then reinsert my USB and everything works fine until the next update.
Since I can?t get to the sign in screen I can?t start in safe mode.
I have checked the drivers for all my USB devices and they are supposedly up to date.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled the mouse.
I have checked the display adapter and the only one I have installed is the Intel HD Graphics and you can?t uninstall it.
Nothing has worked!!!!!!!

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Hello! Thank you in advance for your assistance. My PC's have been running smoothly, but today I cannot update Windows. The process stalls while checking for updates.
Both computers are loaded with Win 7, Service Pack 1, 64 bit OS. I turned off automatic updates about 6 weeks ago. I didn't want MS to switch them to Win 10 unexpectedly and without my permission. Three weeks ago, I had no trouble checking for and installing updates. Now both computers have the same problem, stalling while checking for updates.
Thank you, again, Gardener2

Answer:Windows Update Stalls When Checking for Updates

It is getting to a point where every month requires a new update to be manually installed. See this post. This month's required update is KB3161664.
 
In the future every month look at this site for the next update to manually download. 
 
http://wu.krelay.de/en/
 
Edit: Install the update. It will ask to reboot. After reboot shutdown then reboot again. Check for updates.

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Sorry the title is wrong - Windows does not stall, the applications I try to install do..

Most programs I download just unpack, say they are installing and freeze...
I have followed the microsoft procedures for problems and all my updates are up to date. Run sfc / scannow and the results are attached. Do you need any more info? Any help much appreciated.

Answer:Windows 7 pro stalls when installing new programs but not updates

Hi - I have some idea what to do.. I know I have to replace some corrupt dlls but can't find them anywhere.. if someone can just point me in the right direction that would be great..

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My computer is running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1. I've been having a recurring problem with Windows Update where, during the configuration of updates following the installation of updates during the previous shutdown, the screen that says "Configuring Windows updates - 0% complete - Do not turn off your computer." stays like that for around 5 minutes and the percent value never changes before the configuring fails and the desktop finally loads. It is recorded as update failed in the update history, all with error code 800705B4. The only way to install those updates properly is via Windows Update manually in the Control Panel.

Basically: It's the same problem as the situation described here. However, the solution posted there -- installing the System Update Readiness Tool -- didn't work.

Anyone know why it's occurring, and how to fix it?

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Hello,after installing several Windows-updates I now have a strange problem with my E330 (hope my description is understandable):The system boots up and lets me switch to the desktop as usual.But then any action (e.g. starting a program) results in a 'waiting'-cursor and takes quite some time to finish. Even a simple click on the desktop.After opening the Windows-Explorer or Total-Commander it looks like the programs crashed: The window show up but without real content apart from the button bars, and the titlebar says 'not responding'. But after a while the programs continue and show the content of the harddrive. It feels like they wait for the harddrive to respond.Opening the Disk Management is similar: the information about the installed drives takes about a minute to show up.The task manager doesn't show any suspicious disk activity or any process that stalls the system.Then I thought that maybe there's a problem with the SSD-Cache (I have a 16GB SSD serving as a cache) so I started the ExpressCache-commandline tool. But surprisingly that one now says 'no valid license key'.Returning to a restore point also resulted in an error-message.So something is obviously wrong with the whole system.I bought the notebook half a year ago and don't use it very often. This was the second time I installed any updates. Unfortunately I have no idea where to start searching for the cause of this problem(s) and hope to get some ideas here in the forum. I don't think it's a hardware-problem s... Read more

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Dell
Vista x64 SP1
Intel Core i7 920
6gb ram crucial (2gb strips)
High end video card (i forgot b/c I am so stressed)
640GB HDD
(purchased May 5, 09)

I was having issues before with installing updates. I tried the rename "SoftwareDistribution" trick and it worked briefly. Then I started having major issues that I traced backed to some rogue software (Rollback Rx Pro - AVOID!!). After uninstalling this, I tried to access updates. Still no dice. After I click on the Update link it just stalls. Ten minutes later - still no action.

I tried the Vista Startup Repair. It said there were no issues. Plz help.

Answer:Cannot access Windows Updates in Control Panel - computer Stalls

1.First try re-register Windows Update How do I reset Windows Update components?
2.Run cmd.exe with administrative previlliges (right click on this file as admin) and type

sfc /scannow

3.if no help run this tool:Description of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista, for Windows Server 2008, for Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate, and for Windows 7 Release Candidate

and find file C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.log

apart of them in cmd.exe runned with administrative previlliges type:

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt

on your desktop appear file sfcdetails.txt.
Find also file C:\Winsdows\WindowsUpdate.log

Make also log from everything by using VistaInfoTool http://www.vistax64.com/software-too...info-tool.html

All files:WindowsUpdate.log,sfcdetails.txt,CheckSur.log and log from VistaInfoTool pack to *.zip and upload on Speedy Share - upload your files here

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so, first I removed all the old partitions and ran my win7 install. it humms along fine for 2+ hours (i left and came back) and hangs with a message that windows cannot procede. I try again and windows complains about not being able to format the ssd. The 7 install DOES however create a system partition on the ssd. I try again and windows install stalls again. I think that I just may need drivers for the ssd, but where do I find solo drivers (not packaged in an exe)? I am installing in legacy with ahci on. I really like this laptop, and I would love to use it with 7.  Before I return this thing and pay a restocking fee, can I get a little help? If i can get 7 installed I know I'll be fine. As a side note, will WIN 7 show up as a unified extensible firmware interface boot device after install? -y510p 24gb ssd+1tb 8gb ram i7 

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I?m trying to install Windows 8 in a clean partition (Disk L.) The first partition (Disk C) has Windows 7 Ultimate which I upgraded to Windows 8 Pro.

Trying to do a clean install, starting from a DVD, the firststep of the installation goes well. In the custom option menu I selected theclean partition (Disk L) and the first stage seems to go well. Whenthe PC restarts, the screen remains blank. After waiting 60 minutes, I finally gave up and powered down thePC.

On the reboot, no dual boot option appears. The windows 8 logo comes up and then thescreen remains blank. I do see thecursor when I move the mouse.

Using the install disk, I went to the upgraded Windows 8partition (Disk C) and set MSCONFIG to default to the upgraded partition and theboot for the unfinished install to Safe Mode. On a restart I was able to select the OS I wanted. I checked the partition where the stalledinstall was directed and found about 15 files in it. The unfinished OS (Disk L)gave me the message that the installation could not continue in Safe Mode.

I guessing 60 minutes was ample time for the cleaninstall. Any suggestions on what couldbe stopping the clean install would be appreciated.

Thanks

MIke

Answer:Clean install stalls

Welcome to EightForums.



Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

Who type of Disk are you use to install with?

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Hey there again everyone...

OK, new problem that has me beating my head against the wall.

Computer: Dell Optiplex GX270
OS: Windows XP Pro/Home
Processor: Intel P4 2.8 GHz
RAM: 2 GiB DDR
HD(s): 3x 40 GiB IDE
Optical Drive: DVD-ROM/CDR/RW-R

The copy of XP Pro/Home I have is MSDN Subscriber with 100 Licenses, not Dell's reinstall. Both versions on the same disc.

The problem I'm having is when attempting to install Windows it gets about halfway through the system detection phase then drops to a black screen with blinking cursor and stalls. I have the most recent installation disks from Microsoft and have been able to install on 27 other identical systems. This is the only system this occurs on. As a futher note, this is the third time installing Windows on this specific box with the prior 2 installations working just fine.

Answer:Windows Install stalls

Bump!

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Its strange.

A bootable USB used to install W7, once it gets past POST, the PC hands over to the USB, the initial boot screen appers, black with Blue Windows logo appears, but doesn't do anything for several minutes, then continues.

Any ideas why is hangs?
 

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Been trying to load a newky purchased version of Office 2010 on my laptop with Windows 7. I have both an online link and I also ordered a back-up CD. Whenever trying to install from either source, the install asks for the Product Key, it Validates and then begins the install and then just stops at about the 98% complete mark and just sits there with no error message or any explanation. If I try to close the window (after 15 minutes) it says it's closing, but never does andI have to use Task Manger to finally close it. How can I get the install to finalize?? It's frustrating..............
 

Answer:Office 2010 install stalls

Hi there,

Does your hardware meet the specifications? Do you have any other applications running? Have you left it running for more than 15 minutes? Perhaps it might be something to install it, enter the product key, and let it install overnight while you're in beddy-bye, or when you go to work. Without a specific error message, or a failed install message, I'm wondering if it's just going really slow.
 

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I had to perform a catastrophic reload of my c: drive.  The OS (Win XP SP2) went ok.  I started to reload Office and the fun started.  The installation stalls because it "appears" Windows Installer cannot locate and/or read .dll or .exe files among others from the CD.  I am getting a message similar to "..error reading d:\MSOffice\... .dll; if you are loading from CD please ensure you can locate and access file..."Has anyone seen this before?  If so, what are my options?Beaker

Answer:Office 200x stalls during install behind Win XP

Have you installed any other programs from CD since you did the fresh installation of Windows?  Did that work OK?  What is Office 200x?  What happened when you put the Office CD in the CD drive?  Did the installation automatically start, before the error message occurred?  Does you CD drive show up in My Computer?

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Just bought a used Dell Optiplex Series GX260. New hard drive & fresh everything. Running XP Home - Service pack 2. --- Problem: While trying to install Adobe Photoshop 7.0 the installation wizard stalls at 99% while preparing to install. I stared at it for a long time hoping it would nudge on over to 100% but that didn't work. Rebooting didn't work. Any advice would be great.

Answer:Install Wizard Stalls at 99% on Photoshop 7.0

Is the Photoshop cd an original? If so, you may need to find a replacement (Adobe may ship you one for a price)

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I am trying to re-image a laptop but both with a USB or a CD when it is loading up the install it just gets stuck with the loading graphic just going and going and going....

I've replaced the hard drive on this laptop already, but I've used the same CD and USB to re-image other PC's.

BIOS sees the HD just fine.

Any other ideas on what to check?

Thanks

Answer:Windows 7 install stalls indefinitely with both CD and USB

Is this a DVD or USB stick with the Win7 installer burned or written to it? How? Where did you get the ISO? How are you activating Win7?

Reset the BIOS to defaults: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

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Hi all.I have tried many many times,looked at multiple forums,to no avail/solutions.My friends Dell-trying to re-install XP Home-all is fine till it gets to 32min mark on installing Network,then hangs,for hours.Tried 2 different xp disks-same results.Tried connecting/UN-connecting Ethernet/took out wireless but same thing.It is a Dell Dimension 8300 desktop.Please,ASAP.Thanks.

Answer:XP install stalls at Installing Network

Try disabling your Ethernet port in BIOS. Might be the port that may be goofing it. It'd be in Advanced, I/O devices.

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I have an HP Pavillion m8000 that the hard drive crashed. I bought a new Seagate Barracuda hard drive as well as factory recovery disks directly from HP. The problem I am having is when I run the recovery disk it stalls at the check box for software load. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get past this point. HP support told me to get DISKKill and run it and then run the recovery disk. Same problem it seems no mater what I do.
Thanks,
Rich

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I have a new build and am trying to load Windows 7 from my USB FDD. I have the ISO on the usb and installed on the new build and I get as far as what drive to select but there is an error stating it cannot load to the disk. I either get an error 0x80070057 or the one that is showing up mostly saying check controller in Bios for the hard disk.. I have not changed anything in Bios. So as of right now I am stuck with an ISO Windows 7 download that I cannot load or use. Anyone run into this problem.. I did once get to the loading windows screen and it held at 0% thought it was going to work but went back to an error about installing to the hard drive. All parts are new. I cannot seem to get the hard drive to be partitioned in NTFS quick either. So I do not know if Windows 7 is not loading simply because the HD is not formatted? Ugh hope someone has had this and fixed it. thanks

Answer:Fresh/new install of Windows 7 from USB to HD stalls will not load

specs-- using usb iso for windows 7 install

WD 1tb 3.5 SATA HD
A78M-E45 MSI board
gskill ddr3 4GB 1600
Radeon R7 260x
asus optical dvd/cd

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baffled with what is going on here - I am trying to migrate MSO Pro Plus 2007 from an old tower to new windows 8 laptop. put the disc in, run setup... it seemed to be going smoothly until it got roughly halfway [according to the little feedback thingy on the screen] and then just never shows progress again. checking task manager, it is running, not showing "not responding", generating a few cpu cycles but zero disc activity - the optical drive is showing no activity - I can pop out the dvd and it shows no response. i'm reluctant to kill, but MSO doesn't take nearly this long to install.

anyone seen this before? resolution? should I just copy everything over to the HDD and fire it off afresh?

edit: I should say I am running mainly from the desktop, but used the windows 8 "what do you want to do" popup to run the installer if that matters.

thx
c

Answer:Office Pro Plus 2007 install stalls out, no error ??

nevermind. resolved itself. longest install I've seen on MSO!

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I've been running this program for years on this computer. But I had a mainboard crash and had to upgrade. So, just like it says, I can get the program installing all the way through. Progress goes all the way to the end and then starts over and stalls. It says that it's still running, no errors post, and I can't determine where it hangs. If I try to cancel out of it and start over, it gives a dialog box saying that there is another application installing. The only way to get out of this, is to reboot the computer. Upon reboot and trying to reinstall again, it informs me that the install was suspended and I can't get it to start again. It doens't appear in the software and programs list. The application icon that was on the desktop is gone after reboot, and the only way to get it to reset is by running the Pinnacle DVC100 driver installer. This sees the suspension and gives you the option to cancel it. That's only way I can start over.

I've tried using admin privileges; I've tried admin plus using compatibility mode for Vista. I even got desperate and tried safe mode. All of which yielded the same result. Never any errors, and I've even let the installer sit there overnight, with no sign of progress.

After running the installer and it sitting there, it gives random peaks of CPU working at 100% for a while, then switches cores.

I don't know anyway else to monitor where it's at in the install process to see what is hanging. I know this is an old program, but I'm tryi... Read more

Answer:Pinnacle Studio 12 stalls during install, no error given

Try compatibility mode for Windows XP and follow the instructions here:

Pinnacle:Uninstall or Reinstall Instructions for Studio 12 - Pinnacle Knowledgebase

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Insprion 15 3000 laptop, windows 10 home, 8GB. 

While trying to solve the sleep, no sleep problem after win10 upgrade,  I tried to install the 
firmware update recommend in  Haswell ME FW v9.5.55.1948 update.
The file downloaded, I ran it and now I'm stuck on 4% install for the past hour. see text below.
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C:\Users\William\AppData\Local\Temp\7zS9E28.tmp>echo offMatch
---------- VER.TXTMicrosoft Windows [Version 10.0.10586]========Step1==============
Intel (R) Firmware Update Utility Version: 9.5.14.1724Copyright (C) 2007 - 2013, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
Communication Mode: MEIChecking firmware parameters...
Warning: Do not exit the process or power off the machine before the firmware update process ends.Sending the update image to FW for verification: [ 4% ]
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Can anyone help me here? The update is not running according to TaskManager. 
I'm afraid to let the system sleep and I don't want to shutdown the system.

Thanks

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Soo its an Acer travelmate 4000 laptop, 1.6Ghz, 2gig ram, clean hard drive with two partitions , primary is 30 gig , secondary 120 gig.

Windows 7 home prem OEM 32 bit

It gets through the first part of the install (up to the first restart) then goes on to the screen shown in part 9 of the clean install guide, highlighting the "completing installation" message

Clean Install Windows 7

then stops with the progress bar about 3/2rds of the way. The drive light flashes occasionally, but otherwise nothing,

I formatted and partitioned the drive in another machine.

Answer:Laptop Install stalls part way. W7 home prem 32bit

Boot the installer and use Custom install Drive Options to delete all partitions, create new as you desire, format and install.

If this fails, try wiping the HD: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation. Unplug all other HD's and peripherals.

If the installation fails at same place, try entering Device manager during install to uninstall any Device which is in error and likely stalling installation, then update driver from desktop after install finishes: Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation

Next try resetting the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS to Optimal Defaults.
While in BIOS setup, set SATA controller to AHCI to try install.

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Hello All,

This is yet another issue with Windows Update on 7; I recently (a couple of weeks or so ago) upgraded my father's computer to Windows 7 and he loves it.

However, whenever either of us try and use Windows Update, it sits there for hours and hours on "Installing Updates 1 of 2."

Does anybody have any ideas where I could look as to why this is happening?

I will post more information on this when I can find more detailed account of what's going on with 7.
Thanks,
- Robert

Answer:Windows Update on 7 stalls while "Installing Updates (2/3)" on AMD64 m

you could try :-

go to services (click start and type SER

stop windows update service

go to c:/windows/software distribution/data store

empty this folder

restart/start windows update service

open windows update and it should be red indicating never searched for updates
then try again

also check installed programs and make sure what your trying to install hasn't already automatically installed when you first installed Windows 7

just an idea

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Greetings,

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.

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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:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId... 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,

William.

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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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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.

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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Hey,

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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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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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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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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since buying my new laptop, i'v had it shut down on me on numerous occasions with no warning, whilst in use.it 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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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:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\netdde.exe
C:\WINDOWS\arservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\Sync\MaxSync.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\issch.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
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusc... Read more

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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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: 
 
http://www.sevenforums.com/attachments/tutorials/27444d1252655242-windows-update-hide-restore-hidden-updates-step2.jpg
 
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?

EDIT:
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:

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...ates-step2.jpg

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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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 1.0.0.2
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;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, VIOLET6
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.

SCAN 1
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.


SCAN 2
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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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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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
http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

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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.
Thanks

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 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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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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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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As the title says, I have problems with Windows Update. I tried some fixes like: Reset_Reregister_Windows_Update_Components, Reset_Windows_Update_History, MicrosoftFixit50362 (which is a Microsoft Installer Fixer that couldn't install PowerShell), MicrosoftFixit50202. But what I really need is installing .NET Framework 4. I tried forcing it to install, installing it step by step, but it couldn't go further than .NET Framework 3.5. I need that Framework, the other updates don't really matter. And the interesting thing is that my antivirus doesn't say that Windows is not up-to-date, which is not normal, in ESET Smart Security, if Windows is not up-to-date.
If specs matter:
6 GB RAM
AMD Athlon ll X4 750K
AMD Radeon R7 240 4GB GDDR3
Vista SP2
 
 
cbs.txt:
http://www.mediafire.com/view/jsoeje0nxt30g5u/cbs.txt
 
I don't know how to obtain CheckSUR.log.

Answer:Windows Update stuck at Checking for Updates and can't install Updates manually

Hi antoniu200:
 
Many other Vista users have reported that Windows Update seems to get stuck at "Checking for updates..." for long periods of time, and this problem dates back to the August 2015 Patch Tuesday updates - see my screenshots in ScousaJAY's thread windows update just seems to hang while checking in the VistaForums. This month's December 2015 Patch Tuesday updates required a full hour on my machine before it finished the  "Checking for updates..." phase and finally presented a list of available updates, so you might want to try running a manual Windows Update and leaving your computer alone for an hour or so to see if it eventually runs to completion.
 
You might also want to read Nikilet's recent thread Updates were not configured correctly in that same forum.  Some Vista users, including myself, received an error message this month stating "Updates were not configured correctly. Reverting changes. Please do not turn off your computer" when they tried to install the December 2015 Patch Tuesday updates.  Six updates for the Vista OS and one cumulative update for IE9 were marked as "Failed" on my machine after Windows forced an automatic rollback and re-boot of my machine.  I re-ran Windows Update today and all Important updates that failed yesterday eventually installed successfully ("Checking for updates..." still took about one hour and I declined one Recommended update KB3112148 for Vista and one Optional update KB3106614 for Silver... Read more

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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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I am ready UPGRADE but when press OK continue,... after a while window disappears and license agreement never appears...well?
From Updates on Desktop i have choice install... proceed from updates or await reserve window reappear?
Only from control panel Updates of desktop can install w10pro...?

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I am ready UPGRADE but when press OK continue,... after a while window disappears and license agreement never appears...well?
From Updates on Desktop i have choice install... proceed from updates or await reserve window reappear?
Only from control panel Updates of desktop can install w10pro...?

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Suddenly Windows 7 has stopped installing Windows Updates. It downloads, then creates restore point, starts installation, but then comes back with the error code 800F0900. This happens with all the updates when carried out individually, critical or optional. I first went through the process of clearing all the Start-up Programs in the Services section of msconfig. As that did not solve it I then stopped all but MS services, and that did not solve it.  I tried the Microsoft .NET Setup Verification Tool. This said there were problems that it could not fix and sent a report to Microsoft.  Following an earlier thread on this site, I installed and used the Windows Repair program from Tweeking.com. This failed to solve the problem. Does any one have any other possible advice to help solve this problem ?

Answer:Windows Updates will not install. Error code 800F0900 for all updates.

I would try running the System Update Readiness Tool:  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20858 .
 
Louis

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After a router crash last weekend, which froze my system, my Dell Vostro running XP-SP3 usually boots incredibly slowly, and won't recognize my MIcrosoft wireless mouse. Safe Mode boots sometimes work, sometimes have the same problem. System Restore doesn't work - tried running it out of Safe Mode, process seemed to run Ok but finished with message that system couldn't be restored. Have been running AdwCleaner for 45 minutes, no apparent progress, just Pending on the status line. Any help greatly appreciated, thanks. (Posted from tablet)
 

Answer:XP won't boot properly, even after boot system stalls, starts, stalls

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I have 5 updates that fail to install. I have also tried to manually install them, but they still fail Here are the updates:

KB2586448

KB2572076

KB2564958

KB2567053

KB2579686

The error code I get is "800736B3". I ran MS FIXIT and it said they did not detect any problems.

Answer:5 updates fail to install through windows updates or manual?

Hello, have you tried:

Open the Windows Update troubleshooter by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click Troubleshooting. Under System and Security, click Fix problems with Windows Update.

Its from this link: Windows Update error 800705b4

I know its a different error code but its worth a try.
Dave

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Join Date: Nov 2013

win 7/64 pro
2 posts
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I have a Dell XPS 15 Z laptop with 6 GB of RAM, 4 x 2.53 GHz processors and 500 GB hard drive which is only about half full. The operating system is Windows 7 Pro/ 64. All updates are current. I have Kaspersky anti-virus, malware bytes, & spybot search and destroy. All of which say the computer is clean.
I have repeatedly successfully installed 2 Windows updates:

Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2836939)


Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2858302)

Then, within a a few minutes I am notified that 2 new updates are available... The same ones. Just to make sure the update were truly successful, I have reinstalled them several times with the same result.

Occasionally there are other Windows updates included along with my two familiar ones. The others install fine and I never hear anything more about them. But the two above will soon come back as new updates available.

Though I can certainly ignore responding to these update notifications, it would be kind and nice to get it fixed.

Thanks Larry

Answer:2 Windows updates install successfully, re-flagged as new updates

Right click on the ones you already have (when they show up again) and 'hide' them. That will stop the nuisance.

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I was installing some windows updates and my laptop restarted. Now I cannot install any updates nor can I update my IE. Please any help is greatly needed.

Thank you,

Curtis
 

Answer:Computer Shutdown in the Middle of Updates now cannot Install updates

Do a system restore to before the problem occurred then ree-load the updates.
hope this helps
 

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How are you guys doing today? i recently reinstalled windows 7

I'm looking for some assistance as far as which updates to install on Windows 7.

Also would like to know how to turn on a feature so the updates will install automatically (If thats safe)


In my optional tab it reads the following(All of these boxes are unchecked)

AMD -Other hardware, storage controller - AMD SATA CONTROLLER

DELL INC -DISPLAY -DELLIN1920(ANALOG)

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based systems (KB2574819)

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based systems (KB2592687)

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based systems (KB2709981)


In my important tab it reads the following (these two boxes are unchecked)

Update for Microsoft. NET framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64 based systems (KB2836942)


Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2836939)


The rest of the important updates are Microsoft Office related (all are checked)

Anyone know if these are safe to install and if so how do i instruct them to install automatically?

UPDATE: I've loaded screenshots so you guys can maybe help me better

Bless.

Thanks in advanced.

Answer:Windows 7 Updates: Which updates to install? (SCREENSHOTS INSIDE)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Zeek1017


How are you guys doing today? i recently reinstalled windows 7

I'm looking for some assistance as far as which updates to install on Windows 7.

Also would like to know how to turn on a feature so the updates will install automatically (If thats safe)


In my optional tab it reads the following(All of these boxes are unchecked)

AMD -Other hardware, storage controller - AMD SATA CONTROLLER

DELL INC -DISPLAY -DELLIN1920(ANALOG)

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based systems (KB2574819)

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based systems (KB2592687)

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based systems (KB2709981)


In my important tab it reads the following (these two boxes are unchecked)

Update for Microsoft. NET framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64 based systems (KB2836942)


Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2836939)


The rest of the important updates are Microsoft Office related (all are checked)

Anyone know if these are safe to install and if so how do i instruct them to install automatically?

UPDATE: I've loaded screenshots so you guys can maybe help me better

Bless.

Thanks in advanced.


Hi Zeek1017,

Welcome to Seven forums.

You should go ahead with all the updates on the system. As updates whether for the drivers or software provide better security a... Read more

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OS
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 32nm Technology
Motherboard
MSI 760GM-P23(FX) (MS-7641) (CPU1)
Memory
10.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
Graphics Card(s)
1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 6670 (MSI)
Hard Drives
223GB OCZ-TRION100 ATA Device (SSD)
AntivirusEdit Value
Malwarebytes

Performed a fresh Windows install on a new OCZ-TRION100 (SSD). Now, when I go to run Windows Update it stalls on "Checking for updates" message and never progresses. Most processes that use windows update are also failing. I have tried several different methods to fix this with no success yet.

I've cleared the SSD and freshly reinstalled Windows 7 more times than I can count in the pursuit of a fix. Each time I reinstall, I delete all partitions using the windows install disk interface. I run BIOS once the SSD is entirely un-allocated space. I attempted most of these fixes in either IDE or AHCI mode with varying results. Yet ultimately the problem persists.

I would post the Windows update error code, but since it never proceeds past "checking" and never stops "checking" unless stopped through CMD; I receive no legitimate error code or error message.

Attempt A:
Ran SFC Scan successfully. It came up with no errors. Rebooted, yet problem persists...

Attempt B:
Ran the Update Readiness Tool. The first time I ran it; it installed the hotfix successfully. Rebooted, and it says "configuring upda... Read more

Answer:Clean OS install on OCZ Trion SSD Win update stalls while "Checking"

Used auto patcher to download the bulk of my initial updates. now with most of them downloaded, windows update does not take days to search. Thanks to these forums for finding that solution.

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Hello, all. I'm flirting with my sanity and have decided to finally reach out for help. I have been googling and searching these forums for the better part of 26 hours, yielding little in the way of results. I'm also browsing/typing with my cell phone; you might imagine nerve endings....

Anyhow, here's the story: OS is W7 x64 Ulti. oem disk in possession. Yesterday, I formatted c: then attempted to install OS. It installs without a hitch. After restart, process continues until right after "windows Is starting" display. The screen then goes black. The HDD activity LED goes to its intermittent blinking for system idle.

Attempting to restart via the smaller restart button case more often than not freezes machine. Using power button to cycle, same results all the way to the aforementioned screen.

In previous installation, I was dual booting Linux which lends to my suspicion of a corrupt MBR.

Startup recovery states that I may have plugged in some sort of peripheral - that's not the case though. I think it was referring to an instance when someone might leave in some sort of flash drive. Again, not the case.

I'm no where near a seasoned IT professional, but I've attempted everything that I know.

Diskpart shows two volumes and two partitions. The allotted sizes are correct, but it also states that both are "Primary " now, I wouldn't know any better, but I thought I would see the system partition read just that, system. Nevertheless... Read more

Answer:fresh install, stalls right after "windows starting" screen. mbr?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by nicksil


Hello, all. I'm flirting with my sanity and have decided to finally reach out for help. I have been googling and searching these forums for the better part of 26 hours, yielding little in the way of results. I'm also browsing/typing with my cell phone; you might imagine nerve endings....

Anyhow, here's the story: OS is W7 x64 Ulti. oem disk in possession. Yesterday, I formatted c: then attempted to install OS. It installs without a hitch. After restart, process continues until right after "windows Is starting" display. The screen then goes black. The HDD activity LED goes to its intermittent blinking for system idle.

Attempting to restart via the smaller restart button case more often than not freezes machine. Using power button to cycle, same results all the way to the aforementioned screen.

In previous installation, I was dual booting Linux which lends to my suspicion of a corrupt MBR.

Startup recovery states that I may have plugged in some sort of peripheral - that's not the case though. I think it was referring to an instance when someone might leave in some sort of flash drive. Again, not the case.

I'm no where near a seasoned IT professional, but I've attempted everything that I know.

Diskpart shows two volumes and two partitions. The allotted sizes are correct, but it also states that both are "Primary " now, I wouldn't know any better, but I thought I would ... Read more

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Windows Updates continues to re-install five specific updates which are:*Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2604121) -Download size: 38.5 MB.*Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2656368) -Download size: 1.8 MB.*Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2656405) -Download size: 11.7 MB.*Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2686827) -Download size: 4.3 MB.*Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2600217) -Download size: 32.2 MB.- I purchased my computer 4 to 5 months ago. It is a Windows 7 Home Premium Hewlett-packard HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC (64-bit Operating System). I have tried numerous trouble-shoots and all have failed. If anyone knows of a solution this extremely aggravating issue, please feel free to answer this immediately. Thank you. -Isaiah.

Answer:Windows-Updates Continues to Re-install Updates.

I have tried numerous trouble-shoots and all have failed.what else did you try?Did you try uninstalling microsoft .NET framework 4 client profile from add or remove programs?

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Hey guys today windows released 3 optional updates, should I proceed with installing them?
http://i.imgur.com/dkqHKOx.png

What is your exp, did you get these updates to?

Answer:Should I install these updates? (updates released today)

I've heard about them, but haven't had them offered to me yet.

I'd wait for more info. What I don't understand is that they are supposedly NOT related to security and are considered optional----so why are they so important that they can't wait till Patch Tuesday in May?

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I get a message everytime I try to updates Windows, there is over 112 updates which could not install, I have attached a picture of my error code (In the picture i have only tried one to see if it would work.)
Thanks


Attachment 301011


Attachment 301030

Answer:Windows Updates Are Failing to Install? ( Over 112 Updates)

please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions, so the experts can help you

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I recently upgraded to W10. When my first auto update came through, the setting panel just tells me it cannot install updates. I get 2 errors & 2 waiting for install as follows.

Details:
Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB3063843)
Error

HP - Enterprise WSD Multi-Function Printer, Multi-Function Printer, Other hardware - Null Fax - HP Officejet 5740 series
Waiting for install

Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2990967)
Error

Hewlett-Packard - Enterprise WSD Multi-Function Printer, Other hardware - Null Print - HP Officejet 5740 series
Waiting for install

I don't understand why windows is trying to install 8.1 update on my windows 10 OS.
I cannot get rid of them to install the others.

Any ideas, Jtimer

Answer:Windows 10 Updates error - Can't install Updates

Hello jtimer,

I was having problems with my printer drivers in Device Manager after upgrading to Windows 10. Both were not working. I went to HP Support, enter my device in the search box there, and downloaded the new (July 2015) Full Feature software package for my HP Officejet 5740 All-in-One Printer and then rebooted. Afterwards, I went back into Device Manage, expanded Printer, and now had my two new drivers working. There was also two Unknown Devices there, which I deleted. Most likely, the old drivers that didn't work after the upgrade. My printer is working fine now, but I'm also having the same problem with two failed Windows Updates for the printer. Since we both have Windows 10 Home Edition, there is no way to turn off Windows Update. I did not find any way to hide those failed updates, either. So, they would not keep trying to install.

Hopefully, one of our more experienced members will have a solution for this.

John

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Hi,
Why do we get the option "Windows Updates. Important updates are available. Go to PC settings to install them" on the logon screen? Need to remove this option but without altering the update functionality. We are using SCCM for windows update.
Can you help how to remove it by GPO or any other option for large scale systems (5000+). At present the user cannot install the updates as it has been restricted. Attached the screen shot also.

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My system info is in my profile, installing Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Retail. Attached is all of the report info.

I have no idea what is going on. Whenever I try to install all of the Windows updates it blue screens. Then it will reboot, try to apply the updates, and blue screen again. I've run Linux Server 12.04 on this machine just fine, so I'm fairly certain it's not a hardware issue. Also, this build is brand new (built it a few weeks ago)

Thanks for your time!

Things I've Tried:
- Reinstalling Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
- GPU, CPU, and RAM stress tests (all showed no signs of error)
- Unplugging extraneous HD's
- sfc.exe /scannow (no errors)

EDIT:
The main error code seems to be 0x101
Just got a new one that is 0xFC

SOLUTION EDIT:
I disabled core unlocking and everything is magically working. I suspect I had a faulty core unlocked. Still doesn't explain the stress tests passing, but whatever.

Answer:BSOD on fresh install when install updates, misc error codes

This one DMP was related to the following.

STOP 0x101: CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT troubleshtg

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Hello Everyone,

I did a clean install and on first use of Windows update the updates for some reason we're downloading and installing at a slow pace which I didn't recall in the past. Not sure if I'm having an issue on my end or not if it is on the side of Microsoft. Any fixes or solutions you might recommend I would appreciate it. Here is some nfo below.

Answer:After clean install, windows update slow to download install updates

I always keep the current cumulative update off line installer on hand and install it before going online. Also remember it is not just Windows updates you are also getting STORE updates in the background.

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I just installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on an HP Envy m6 laptop. I went to check for updates due to the fact that this laptop originally had Windows 8.1. Windows updates just keeping Checking for updates with the green progress bar keeps turning and
turning. I had this problem awhile back and there is an issue with two KB files which are windows update agents but I did not write them down. Does anybody have that information?
Thanking you in advance,
Dennis Sturgill

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The title pretty much says it all. I stopped receiving automated downloads of Windows 7 updates in Dec 2016 (even though my system is checked for receiving automated updates). I went to Windows Catalog and found updates released after Dec 2016, downloaded
them, and when I try to install, the infamous "searching for updates on this computer" pops up and does nothing. I can't even cancel it. I have to right-click on the program line at the bottom of the screen and exit it that way.

Any suggestions as to how to proceed?

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Each time I try and install the Windows 10 Creators Update I get ‘We can’t install some updates because other updates are in progress’
Has anyone else seen this? I have run the Windows Update Troubleshooter!

Answer:We canít install some updates because other updates are in progress

Create a system restore point first.
Next delete the contents of the SoftwareDistribution folder.
Then reset the Catroot2 folder.
Restart your PC and run Windows Update and see if it has helped.

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Hi all

I've been having this error in Windows Update running the last slow ring build 14986.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-l...6_06-12-29.png

I tried all the workarounds in [FIX] We Can't Install Some Updates Because Other Updates Are In Progress to no avail.

Have you guys had this problem in the past?

Thanks
Michael

Answer:We can't install some updates because other updates are in progress

You could try the following....whether it covers what is a Beta O/S is open to speculation.
Link below is for Windows 10 Update Troubleshooter...

https://aka.ms/wudiag

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Trying to install Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (KB936330) , but whenever I try to install it, the error code 80070017 appears saying the update has failed. I have numerous times to install it and it still won't allow me to install the update.
 

Answer:Error Code 80070017 when trying to install updates after a clean install.

Have you allowed Windows Update to run automatically to get all the previous updates? it should follow on to install SP1 automatically without intervention.
 

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Well, This is my first time building my very own pc

but it keeps shutting down when windows reaches "installing devices" it reaches about halfway then my pc jus shuts down its driving me crazy ive tried all sorts of stop i NEED professional help....

My specs - Intel Q6700, Asus P5N-D Mobo, 4gb ocz ram 800mhz,
geforce9800 gtx +, 750gb hdd and i plan on using over my 120gb, and a 600watt power supply.

please help me

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I have a new built computer and windows 7 will not install because the PC keeps shutting down unexpectedly before it will. It gets to the black screen 'windows is loading files' and it generally shuts down when that gets to 100%. Sometimes it will get to the windows wallpaper screen, but then will shut down after a couple of minutes. Any suggestions please??

Answer:My PC keeps shutting down while trying to install Windows 7

Have you tried install in "Safe Mode?"

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Recently had to format my hard drive because one of the new Nvidia geforce drivers caused some serious problems in my system. No problems there, completely reformatted.
So I only have Windows XP Pro upgrade so first I have to install Windows 98se. No problems there, install was fine.
Now, 2 times I've tried to re-install XP and it shuts the computer down at the same place every time. Right after it tells me that there may be some hardware that is not compatible with XP (Printer, video card, sound card) during initializing setup. So even if I start the comp back up I get a chioce of if I want to continue with set up or exit set up, the windows XP logo comes up (however, the start up bar under the logo is grey instead of blue, whatever that means) and then the install screen comes up from where I was last and that is it.
any ideas? Does it have anything to do with the fact that this is the 2nd time I've installed this copy of XP?
 

Answer:XP Install keeps shutting computer down

OK, I guess what I can do is just format again to get rid of anything there and I'm downloading the XP boot disks and I'll just do a clean install from there using Win98se CD as my source for a previous windows version when XP goes looking for one since it's just an XP Pro upgrade.
Does this sound at all logical?
 

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I just put together a new system and while Windows is trying to install my system shuts down instantly during the process. The computer shuts down in the same spot when the screen is showing this option: "press enter to continue; Press R to repair; Exit".Specs:Antec 380W PSUAbit IP35-E MoboIntel E5200 CPUPNY 8600GT Crucial DDR2-800 4-4-4-12 (1G*4)IBM 60G IDE hard drive IC35L060AVER07-0Samsung SATA DVD SH-S203All parts are from a working computer except the hard drive and the CPU. I know the HD is old but I just want to use some old parts to build a HTPC. Here are some facts:1. No problem enter CMOS. Start-up screen tests ram ok. The hard drive can be recognized.2. The hard drive was connected using 40-pin IDE cable. Tested using different jump setting (Master, Cable_select), same problem.3. The hard drive was used in an enclosure with no problem.4. I have enabled SATA controller in bios to support the optical drive. But there is no option to select the mode (ACHI, RAID, or IDE).     

Answer:Computer shutting down during XP install

You may want to try it with only 1 stik of RAM...after the install the additional RAM can be added.The PSU is a bit on the short side also...how old is it ?The only other reason i've seen this is a dirty CD.

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Tried this and got it to work twice...after many failed attempts using other methods. Hopefully helps somebody else out.
1. Upgraded computer, had to install OS on blank drive
2. Installed vista sp2, during setup said to not enable automatic updates
3. Went into Vista Updates and let it update twice (first time I think had some updates pre-installed from the sp, second time was for the update client update)...this is typically the point where windows update would just get stuck
4. Restarted computer
5. Used program WSUS offline updater, http://download.wsusoffline.net/
6. In WSUS Offline Update program, went under legacy products, checked my version of windows vista, picked all the check boxes under "options" then clicked "start"
7. After it did its thing, went into client folder and clicked UpdateInstaller and ran it with the options I wanted installed
8. Restarted whenever it asked, and it installed all the updates! There was one step that said it would take a while, and it took a little while (didnt watch but was under 1 hour)
The first time I tried WSUS offline update it didnt work, so I am not sure if step 3 is necessary or not, but it was the only difference between the times I tried it when it worked and didnt work, may have just been coincidence. Dont think WSUS offline update does anything with drivers, but around 180 updates installed.
Thanks to the creators of WSUS Offline Update
 
 
edit: Just ran windows update while typing this thread and now it works ... Read more

Answer:How I got clean install of Vista Ultimate SP2 to install updates...

Hi vista134:
 
Thank you for that feedback.  Other users have posted questions about how to use the WSUS Offline Updater to update Vista SP2 (see GaryC's post in the AskWoody.com thread How to update Vista quickly? for one example) so your comments will be very helpful.  It sounds like many users are getting stuck at your step # 7 and aren't sure how to run UpdateInstaller.exe to start the actual installation.
------------32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox v50.1.0 * NIS v22.8.1.14 * MBAM Premium v2.2.1

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You are notified that there are updates available.
You can select a link to show you the "Select Updates you want to Install" list.
From there you can select which updates to install.

Is the list ordered by what needs to install first, then second, then third, etc?
Can I deselect all and select a number of them in order, at my discretion?

Due to a virus, I just reformatted C: and re-installed Win 7, so I have 107 updates. This took all day last time on my machine.
In Win XP I had to get out of everything for a windows update. Still true for Win 7?

I don't want the machine down all day, but I have pockets of time to let it update.
Of course, I won't know how long each takes to run, but at least it won't be down for hours at a time, hopefully.

Thanks,

Answer:Is the 'select updates to install' list in install order?

You can select or deselect to your hearts content.
Only those updates which will install without requiring other unselected updates will install.

My usual routine is to select updates in batches

#1 - Windows Security Updates
#2 - Other Windows updates
#3 - IE updates (go through IE9, update that, then install IE10, update that, then install IE 11)
#4 - .NET updates (these are usually the ones that cause most problems)
#5 anything else I missed

Keep doing each group until no more appear in that group (or you get a repeating fail) before proceeding to the ned

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-Running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Service Pack 1

Hello there, I've just built a new computer and am having trouble installing Windows updates on my fresh install.

When I go to Windows Update, I get the following message:

--
Install new Windows Update software

To check for updates, you must first install an update for Windows Update. Your automatic updating settings will not change

To install the update, Windows update will automatically close and re-open.
--

When I click 'Install now', the window disappears and I am then confronted with the following message:

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Windows could not search for new updates

An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer.

Error(s) found:
Code 800F081F Windows Update encountered an unknown error.
--

Does anyone know how I can get updates to work? Is there some way that I can manually download and install this update for Windows Update?

Thank you.

Answer:Unable to install updates on fresh Windows 7 SP1 install

I'm guessing that your installation media already contained SP1, is that correct? Since this is a clean install my first thought is something happened during the installation process to damage or corrupt some system files. I'd try the Microsoft troubleshooter first.

Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - WindowsUpdate_dt000

If that doesn't work I'd try running the System Update Readiness Tool.

What is the System Update Readiness Tool?

If still no joy, and only because this is a very recent clean install, I'd just reinstall Windows 7 again. If the problem persists I'd start looking into the possibility of a bad installation disk, hardware issues, etc. Please post back if any of this helps or not.

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Back story:
I am part of a large organization that has a large amount of computers on our domain controller. I have Administrative rights to the computers only, and network access rights on our network. I keep a number of computers up to date, including various 3rd-party programs (i.e. java, flash, etc), and I currently manually remotely connect to each computer and install the updates to the programs from a network share, then run Windows update, select all the critical updates (as well as all the applicable optional updates), then disconnect and move on to the next one. Needless to say, time quickly adds up.

Goals:
use WinRM to:
determine which computers to issue the following using a text file:
install EXEs remotely from a network share using the local (issuing user's) logged in credentials
apply any important windows updates
 

Answer:Remotely install Windows updates and install programs

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb332157.aspx
 

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Hello,

I have come across an issue with a computer I built for a friend about a year ago. The computer started shutting itself off (complete power down) during the initial windows xp pro splash startup screen (with the scrolling loading bar).

I initially thought this may be the power supply, but I have since ruled that out trying a couple that i know to be working.

I was able to load into safe mode. But, thinking that it possibly may be an OS problem, I was going to install Vista for him. I can get it to boot from the disc, and got to the disc partitioning portion of the install. I was deleting the various partitions to do a complete format. First, I deleted the boot sector. Then, when I chose to delete the primary partition it shut down right as I clicked delete. I have tried several times to get past this portion of the install, and I am lucky to even get to the partitioner before it shuts down now. It is shutting down right after it loads the install files now. So, with the boot sector gone I can no longer boot into safe mode.

I have read some other threads in here and tried some different hardware configurations (trying just one RAM stick... then the other to the same result).

Here is my hardware configuration:

-AMD Athlon X2 5600
-ECS GeForce 6100SM-M V1.0
-2GB (2x1GB) Crucial Ballistix PC6400
-XFX Nvidia 8500GT
-WD 160GB hard drive
-Pioneer DVD-RW

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
 

Answer:Computer shutting down during OS-startup/OS-install

I would give something like gparted a try... available at MG's. DL it then burn the iso image,adjust your bios to boot from cd first and then follow the on screen directions...pretty easy stuff
http://majorgeeks.com/GParted_d5757.html
Then try the install from cd/dvd again and it should work
 

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New Fresh Install of Win7 Pro 64, but keeps the Shutting down on for a long time!

I wanted to do a computer upgrade, so I bought all new components, motherboard,intel haswell CPU, a Seasonic PSU, 16GB DDR3 Ram, and used my copy of a OEM System build WIN 7 Insrtall onto a new Solid State SSD Samsung EVO 840 (250GB).

I realize that I have to have Windows do their updating process to 'catch up', but a few times when It loades up many update files, lie 138, it states," DO NOT POWER DOWN OR SHUT OFF YOUR COMPUTER". that can take some time, but when it gets to the SHUTTING DOWN mode, last night for instance, after two and a half hours, I had to shut the Tower case power switch OFF. I don't like doing this, but it's the only way to have it boot up again. Then after boot up, it tells me the updates had a failure.

Since this is a, authentic OEM system builder Microsoft Windows 7 PRO 64 Bit INSTALL CD, I know I can not do a SYSTEM RESTORE, and also probably can not do a REPAIR of WINDOWS. I may, but after all the install of software, programs, utilities, et., I did not want to take a chance of screwing what I have already downloaded.

Thank You!

Answer:New Fresh Install of Win7 Pro 64, but keeps the Shutting down on for a

For a start, you are almost certainly outside the licensing rules.
OEM licenses cannot be moved between machines - ever - and can only be moved between motherboards for reason of failure, and only them to a direct equivalent board (as defined by the manufacturer).

As regards your updates - do them in batches of 10 or so, starting from the oldest, and see if that helps.

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Hello, I would be grateful if anyone can help with this query.

On 1 June 2013 I took my pc back to Factory Settings and did a clean install of Windows installing all the relevant important updates for Vista. My pc is now up-to-date but one thing puzzles me. My list of installed updates lists a significant number of updates installed in 2008. (Two installed on 21/01/2008 and 39 from 21/10/2008). I would have expected that all updates listed would have an installation date on or after 1 June 2013.

I would be grateful if someone could explain this for me.

Answer:Why do my installed updates list updates installed prior to date of clean install

Welcome
One important question, when did you buy the computer?
Was it after the installation date that shows, now?

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Hello!
I bought a Dell XPS 15 (9550) with Windows 10 and so far everything have been good, except that I keep getting empty updates from the Dell Update-app. 
I have installed these empty updates ("0 updates are ready to install") many times but they never stop. 

Today, I got this message: "73 updates are ready to install", which got me a bit worried. 
What can I do? 

Answer:Dell Update - Empty updates "0 updates are ready to install"

I'd suggest you uninstall / reinstall Dell Update. Type Settings onto [Cortana] search box, click on Apps, and then uninstall Dell Update. To reinstall: expand Application in the link below, and then Dell Update.
Support for XPS 15 9550 | Drivers & downloads | Dell US

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Apologies if not the right forum.

Am running ZT on Win 7 home premium 64 bit and have used HP LaserJet P1102w (wireless) successfully for over a year, until this past May. After a series of MS upgrades I could no longer print to the HP laser. Error Message is always "Print Spooler isn't running."

Uninstalled printer, deleted drivers, dl'd HP installation software, and restarted the print spooler in Admin Tools / services. HP software successfully locates the wireless printer, and window pops up for test page. I click and get the "print spooler not running." Nothing happens.

I restart the spooler, refresh the printer devices page, and nothing. I can then go back into the spooler and see "started." Just to make sure, click on restart, same status shows, close window and try to print; get the same spooler error message.

A second issue might be an old PDF I wanted to print, and now cannot delete from the default printer no matter what I try to do. How can I find and clear the printer job?

Anyone have an idea what is the problem(s) ?

Appreciate

Answer:HP printer re-install is no-go--err: print spooler keeps shutting down

Hello Codeguy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using the tutorial below to clear and reset the print spooler may be able to help.

Print Spooler Queue - Clear and Reset

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Just got a new HDD (Toshiba HDKPC03 DT01ACA100 1TB Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200 RPM, SATA, 3.5 at TigerDirect.com) and have been trying to clean install a copy of windows 7 home premium 64bit that my friend burned for me. It starts up fine and gets to the language page but once it gets to the second step of installation my screen goes black and the computer acts as if it is off but the power button will stay lit up.

Answer:Clean windows 7 install on new HDD keeps shutting down during setup

What OS was installed on the computer before?

Fill out System Specs from User CP so we know what your hardware is.

Where did your friend get the source to burn the DVD from? You can try downloading a legal copy with SP1 integrated from here:

Windows 7 Direct Download Links

Make sure you get the same version you have, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate and 32 or 64 bit. Note that Basic or Starter is not available.

I recommend using ImgBurn at 4X speed (or the slowest available) to create the DVD from the downloaded .iso file.

You can do this on any computer capable of burning a DVD.

YOU MUST HAVE A VALID KEY TO INSTALL THIS .ISO. The one on the COA sticker on your computer will work.

You can also create a bootable USB Flash drive (4GB or larger) to install Windows 7 from.
Download and run Universal USB Installer ? Easy as 1 2 3
Select Windows 7 from the first drop down list, all the way to the bottom
Select the downloaded Windows 7 iso file
Select your USB flash drive
Click Create

For techies or folks who work on computers: Create Windows 7 Universal ISO With All Editions Selection On Install with ei.cfg Removal Utility.
This will fit on a 6GB flash drive or can be burned to a DVD.

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Hello!
 
Well, I seem to get closer to being fixed but there's always something that pops up........
Windows updas fail to to install.  I get code 643 and code 80070050
 
iTunes will not install and I get a long-winded error explanation but it is essentially tied to code 0x80070091
 
Recognize this might be two separate threads but I thought the issues might be related since they pertain to "installs"
 
Any help is greatly appreciated.
 
Dean
 

Answer:Windows Updates Won't Install and Cannot Install Itunes

Hello,
 
About the first problem (with Windows update) can you pleas chek out this link and tell me if it works for you?
 
Is iTunes already installed or was it before? Is there any folder what can locate to iTunes on your system?
 
Best regards.

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I have Vista Home Premium 32-bit, on Dell Inspiron 6400.

After a repair install, I now have two problems:

- Although there are 75 Windows Updates in the list, I have tried several times over the last two days to install these. So far, only a few are marked "Successful". The great majority are marked "Failed".
- There is no SP1 available in the list of updates.

Here is the history:

- My laptop was pre-loaded with Vista (no SP1). The OEM DVD was also SP0.
- I installed SP1 when it became available.
- A few days ago, I neede to do a repair install. So I uninstalled SP1, and did a repair install as specified in Brink's tutorial:
Repair Install For Vista
- As far as I know, the repair completed successfully. There were no "Files discarded by Windows Upgrade" (Maybe this is important!). I was not asked for my product key, or asked to activate Vista.
- Immediately after the repair, I launched Windows Update, and found the two problems noted above.

BTW: To the best of my knowledge, my laptop is working fine. The minor glitches that prompted the repair install have disappeared

I would be grateful for any assistance.
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Answer:Repair install: windows updates won't install

Hello Oldgrantonian,

There is little problem. You can't repair Vista sp1 using Vista dvd without sp1. I guess you will have to clean install Vista using your dvd and next install Service Pack 1.

You can download standalone SP1 on the Microsoft site. Download details: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone (KB936330)

Hope it was helpful.

Cheers...

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I have been having problems getting my windows updates to install on my computer. I am running windows xp and I keep getting the message that updates were not successfully installed. I have searched high and low for a fix for this and nothing that I do seems to work. It just started happening a few weeks ago.
Any help will be appreciated.
 

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