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Computer Shutting Down During Attempts To Install Critical Updates

Question: Computer Shutting Down During Attempts To Install Critical Updates

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

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Preferred Solution: Computer Shutting Down During Attempts To Install Critical Updates

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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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Like many times in the past, windows had been prompting me to install updates. I selected the option to install these updates before I shut my computer down. My screen would read "installing update 1 of 3" or something similar, but that would stay on that screen for hours until I would perform a hard shut down. This happened several times before my computer simply stopped starting up. System Restore doesn't work and neither does anything else. A Startup Repair message flashes on my screen saying "Windows cannot repair this computer automatically. If you have recently attached a device to this computer, such as a camera or portable music player, remove it and restart your computer. If you continue to see this message contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance."

Please help

Answer:Computer won't start up after several failed attempts to install updates

Hi and welcome to TSF please post your make and model and full spec,is it laptop or desktop,do you have any service packs installed,have you tried safe mode.

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I have Windows 10 10240 RTM x64 Bit version running on my system, (Now running 32 bit version.)
The issue is that windows 10 Updates fails to install.




sfc /scannow and those things never worked for me in any windows version, since it always ends up giving an error or log file.
I have tried using these two as well







DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /ScanhealthDISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth



But they also failed to solve the issue with the update. Any help on this matter would be great.
The failing updates on 64 bit where. :






Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3074678)Security Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3074681)Security Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3074680)Security Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3074674)Security Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3074679)Security Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3074667)



The Failing/Failed updates in the 32 Bit version are :







Cumulative Update for Windows 10 (KB3081448)Cumulative Update for Windows 10 (KB3081444)Update for Windows (KB3081438)Cumulative Update for Windows 10 (KB3081438)Cumulative Update for Windows 10 (KB3081436)Cumulative Update for Windows 10 (KB3081424)Security Update for Windows 10 (KB3074683) Cumulative Update for Windows 10 (KB3097617)



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Answer:Windows 10 Updates fails to install even after multiple attempts.

Originally Posted by Shadow Delta


I have Windows 10 10240 RTM x64 Bit version running on my system,
The issue is that windows 10 Updates fails to install.
sfc /scannow and those things never worked for me in any windows version, since it always ends up giving an error or log file.
I have tried using these two as well

But they also failed to solve the issue with the update. Any help on this matter would be great.
The failing updates are. :



exact same issue here! And it's those exact updates that won't install for me! This is frustrating! I tried uninstalling them and when I restart, I still get a loop of "Update failed, undoing changes" etc.

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I have Windows 10 10240 RTM x64 Bit version running on my system, (Now running 32 bit version.)
The issue is that windows 10 Updates fails to install.




sfc /scannow and those things never worked for me in any windows version, since it always ends up giving an error or log file.
I have tried using these two as well







DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /ScanhealthDISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth



But they also failed to solve the issue with the update. Any help on this matter would be great.
The failing updates on 64 bit where. :






Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3074678)Security Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3074681)Security Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3074680)Security Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3074674)Security Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3074679)Security Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3074667)



The Failing/Failed updates in the 32 Bit version are :







Cumulative Update for Windows 10 (KB3081448)Cumulative Update for Windows 10 (KB3081444)Update for Windows (KB3081438)Cumulative Update for Windows 10 (KB3081438)Cumulative Update for Windows 10 (KB3081436)Cumulative Update for Windows 10 (KB3081424)Security Update for Windows 10 (KB3074683) Cumulative Update for Windows 10 (KB3097617)



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Answer:Windows 10 Updates fails to install even after multiple attempts.

Shadow Delta said:

I have Windows 10 10240 RTM x64 Bit version running on my system,
The issue is that windows 10 Updates fails to install.
sfc /scannow and those things never worked for me in any windows version, since it always ends up giving an error or log file.
I have tried using these two as well

But they also failed to solve the issue with the update. Any help on this matter would be great.
The failing updates are. :



exact same issue here! And it's those exact updates that won't install for me! This is frustrating! I tried uninstalling them and when I restart, I still get a loop of "Update failed, undoing changes" etc.

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I have checked the update list and for my PC using XP there were 6 to download. I selected all of them but 4 will not install they are, Security updates KB840315 KB841873 KB839645 and Update for intelligent transfer service( Bits) 2.0 and WinHTTP 5.1 KB842773.My PC knowledge is to be honest crap so I havn't a clue what they are or do I just download them cos Windows suggests I do. I would appreciate any help many thanks, Cheers StellaArtois

Answer:Critical Updates will not install

1. Are you getting any error message at all & if yes, what is it? OR, 2. How do you know they are not installing? Are the same ones being re-offered each time you check for updates?

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Please help an old geezer who is not in very good shape(71 years-Prostate Cancer,Hepatitis c and more) I am not able to download windows updates.The update initializes and then it says installation failed. I have changed my security settings and I do not know what to do. I want the updates as I lost my Hard drive once because I did not have a critical update.
 

Answer:I cannot install MS critical updates

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Hi.

I'm formatting my girlfriends computer (for about the third time) and re-installing Windows XP to try to speed it up. Here are it's specs:

HP Pavilion dv1000
Intel Pentium M, 1.60GHz
768 MHz, 504 MB of RAM

So these are the things I think might be contributing to slowing down her computer:

- hardware getting old & tired
- disk getting fragmented
- general crap being installed causing more and more processes to be running in the background
- operating system (XP) getting bigger and more demanding

It's this last one I'd like your help with. Presumably as Windows is constantly updating, this is adding a large amount of bloat to the operating system (Windows Genuine Advantage & DRM protection services constantly running, installing IE8 etc.). So I have two questions:

1) Is Service Pack 3 worth installing at all? Does it genuinely fix security issues? And how much will it slow down the PC?
2) Is there a way to set up Windows Update so that it automatically downloads and installs *only* security updates, or critical updates, and doesn't bother with any of the others?

Cheers,
Robin.
 

Answer:Can I set XP to install *only* critical updates?

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Critical Updates Won't Install??!! I am running XP Professional - I have SP2 installed and haven't really had any problems until recently. The most recent Critical Security Updates from Microsoft won't install - they begin to download, and then they all fail! I have tried to install them several times with no success.

Recently, when I go to restart my computer, it has started telling me that it needs to run Scan Disk because of an inconsistency with something on the C drive. It comes up with a huge list of files that are "unreadable". I have let it run several times (which takes forever!) and then it takes a good half hour before the system stops sticking and runs normally once booted up. I have run every spyware tool and virus scan I have and they find nothing. I had also tried starting it in safe mode to run all the scans to make sure nothing was hiding - and that was fun - it kept freezing at a line (I think it was) AGP 440 - and then after a minute rebooting in normal mode. I finally got it to boot in safe mode, ran all the scans, and it still found nothing.

Can someone please help before I drop kick this POS into the trash?! I'm about ready to rip my hair out
 

Answer:Critical Updates Won't Install??!!

I had 2 machines at work with 128 MB of RAM... These dont even have SP2 and once I try to dl. it it freezes the IE and I have to kill it.

My guess is that it has low memmory, however for xp 128 sohuld be enough but I dont know thats the only solution that comes to mind
 

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I'm trying to kill a nasty bug in my son's computer (Compaq running XP Home). The other day he was hijacked by About:Blank.

I have ran (updated) Spybot, Ad-Aware 6.0, CleanCache, & CWShredder as well as download and install the latest version of Avast (his Norton 2002 just expired 5-31-04. Avast found about 8 virus's last night and removed them.

I have been trying to download and install two critical updates through Windows Update for the last few days. They seem to download OK, but will not install.

The computer is working faster now since I removed the virus's that Avast found but the updates still won't install.

I have been reading alot of posts about these new bugs that are nasty to remove.

Any advice on the next step.

Thanks for all you do! This forum rocks!

Genman
 

Answer:Critical Updates won't install??

Genman, there may be a folder in C:\ called WUTemp. Thats the temp folder. You could try deleting it, then try to redownload the updates. Let me know the results of that and we can try other things from there.
 

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My problem is very similar to this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic458953.html and here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic458990.html

Soon after installing MSE, I got one message saying that threats had been cleaned off the computer and then another saying that 2 threats had been quarentined. Now every time I try to start my computer I get a window open telling me that Windows has encountered a critical error and will shut down in one minute.

This has happened mutiple times, twice on regular startup and once more on Safe Mode with Networking.

In anticipation of being asked; I'm running Windows 7. Can anyone give me some help???

I can't run any of the scans as my computer will not stay on long enough.

I did dl and install first.exe and ran the scan which produced this log.
========================= Memory info ======================

Percentage of memory in use: 28%
Total physical RAM: 3240.93 MB
Available physical RAM: 2326.35 MB
Total Pagefile: 6480.15 MB
Available Pagefile: 5586.98 MB
Total Virtual: 2047.88 MB
Available Virtual: 1943.99 MB

======================= Partitions =========================

1 Drive c: (OS) (Fixed) (Total:297.32 GB) (Free:260.58 GB) NTFS
3 Drive e: (BMW WELCOME) (Removable) (Total:1.87 GB) (Free:1.21 GB) FAT

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 298 GB 0 B
Disk 1 Online 1911 M... Read more

Answer:Windows has encountered a critical error... computer keeps shutting down

Greetings And Welcome To The Forums!!You only sent a small part of the report - I will need the whole report and I need to know if it is 64 bit or 32 bit windowsMy name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not des... Read more

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I just ran the readme to get rid of other problems. This is the last remaining one. Here's the log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:13:07 PM, on 9/9/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\HiJackThis\HijackThis.exe
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - D:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Tweak UI] RUNDLL32.EXE TWEAKUI.CPL,TweakMeUp
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "D:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: &am... Read more

Answer:Can't Install Critical Updates Win2K

Can you tell us what Update is failing to install, and the accompanying error message, please?

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I have had a few problems such as my DVDS drives were not recognised, I have 3 2 internal and an external. There were other things that went missing including the Avg75free antivirus software that I had instilled a couple of days ago. I had to call in a local expert who diagnosed a windows problem an d cured everything by a windows repair diskWhen he left I updated using the MS critical updates on their site as he had explained I would need to do this I installed IE7 as he said it was more reliable it downloaded 74 critical updates to the computer but no mater what I do they will not install . There is the shield in the bottom right and corner and when I click on it a box come up and asks how I want to install the updates. I click on the express option and then click on "install" a balloon appears in the bottom right hand corner saying it is initializing but then quickly changes to a box in the main screen saying it could not install some of the upgrades and listed in the box is all of the upgrades, 74 of them, can anyone let me know what the problem could be before I contact the local expert any advice would be most welcome cheers Ray

Answer:unable to install critical updates IE7

click here folk with the same problem,

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Windows update was accidentally turned off for my windows 7 pc over a year ago. Now that I realize this and check, there are 99 critical updates waiting to be installed. But I'm afraid that trying to install that many at once is likely to cause a problem and mess up my pc. I already seem to have SP1 installed. Since updates can be dependent on each other I don't know if it's advisable to install them separately either.
So any advice or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

Answer:Is it advisable to install 99 critical updates at the same time?

Hello Tom, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Usually it's safe to let Windows Updates to install any updates selected by default first, then repeat until all are installed.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi thereI hope I'm writing this in the right bit!  For the past few weeks my Acer Aspire has been having a few issues... I keep getting error messages that say something has encountered a critical error and is shutting down... I cannot install updates, it gets to stage 2 after the restart and then says the updates aren't configured correctly and reverts changes... and now iTunes won't work... I uninstalled and reinstalled but I get the following error message:An error occurred during the installation of assembly 'Microsoft. VC80.CRT.type=win32".version="8.0.50727.6195".publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b".processorArchitecture="x86"'.Please refer to Help and Support for more information. HRESULT:0x80070BC9.I have no idea if they're all related or what but can anyone help please?ThanksSara

Answer:PC encountering critical errors and can't install updates

Do you have the System Recovery Disc to perform a repair installation? Have you tried using an earlier restore point and then try to perform updates from earlier point?

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     Okay, I am not very computer savvy, so please go easy on me....My one year old computer suddenly stopped installing updates a few months ago..I tried everything I could think of: Microsoft updater troubleshooting tools, manual installs, nothing. I finally got so frustrated Ifollowed a Google link to "remove corrupted Windows files ", (yes I now know that was a big mistake)... Next time it rebooted, Windows couldn't load. It just blue screened...Flat-lined....It was horrifying! 
     I found the recovery disks and  tried to back up my photos first but it kept hanging..anyhow, after multiple attempts, finally got Windows  running again. . I went to the recycle bin and hit restore all.....I know, I know....I probably don't deserve a computer, just a stick and dirt......(And of course not having  backed up my computer, I have been frantically uploading all my photos ever since...)
     I  updated and ran Spybot  and came up with "Error: Service check: the Services.sbs file is missing. Please use the update to get a new copy!"  I hit  update again, but it didn't work, so I uninstalled and reinstalled a fresh copy, but got the same message. My computer is actually running just fine right now, but I'm pretty sure it's "dead man walking". I don't even know where to start..
Should I pull the plug?
Please help!
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
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Answer:Can't install 51 critical Windows updates, BSOD...

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Search and delete the AdWare, PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) installed on your computer.Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click on Delete tab follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Rn].txt (n is a number).=== Please downloadJunkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.Please close your security software to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, right-mouse click it and select Run as administrator.The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete, depending on your system's specifications.On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your Desktop and will automatically open.Please post the contents of JRT.txt into your reply.===Please download ComboFix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For information regarding this download, please visit this web page: TurorialLink 1Link 2IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop1. Close any open browsers.2. Close/disable all ... Read more

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I have 10 computers at work with XP Pro on them. Some of them are set up to automatically download and install critical updates when shutting down the computer. How can I set this up on the rest?
 

Answer:Solved: Set up computers to automatically install critical updates

Turn on Automatic Updates. To do this, follow these steps:

Click Start, click Run, type sysdm.cpl, and then press ENTER.
Click the Automatic Updates tab, and then click to select one of the following options. We recommend that you select the Automatic (recommended) Automatically download recommended updates for my computer and install them option.
Automatic (recommended) Automatically download recommended updates for my computer and install them

If you select this option, Windows recognizes when you are online and uses your Internet connection to find updates on the Windows Update Web site or on the Microsoft Update Web site that apply to your computer. Updates are downloaded automatically in the background, and you are not notified or interrupted during this process. An icon appears in the notification area of your taskbar when the updates are being downloaded. You can point to the icon to view the download status. When the download is complete, you receive another message in the notification area so that you can review the updates that are scheduled for installation.
Click to select the day and time for scheduled updates to download and install. You can schedule Automatic Updates for any time of day. However, your computer must be on at the scheduled time for updates to be installed.
You can choose to install the updates as soon as they are finished downloading. To do this, click the download message (or update icon), and then click Install. If you choose not to install t... Read more

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Hi. Because I recently formatted my computer's hard drive, I have had to go online and redownload all of the critical and other windows updates for my Windows XP Pro computer. When I first started to download the updates, I had 19 Critical Updates to download. Now I think I have 10 or something like that. Well, these last 10 or whatever absolutely refuse to install! They are apparently downloaded though because I attempt to redownload them and they "download" at speeds way faster than what dialup is capable of. Well, then it proceeds to install the updates. However, every single update fails. During the attempted installation of these updates by Windows Update, my computer accesses the floppy drive for some unkown reason. It does this only once or twice. I believe that during these downloads I am running programs such as Norton Internet Security 2002 (but I don't know why this would affect it because my other downloads completed fine with this and the rest of the programs mentioned here running). I was also running Windows Messenger, Yahoo Messenger (I think), Kazaa Lite (I think), and Norton Antivirus 2002 (with Autoprotect enabled). I have not tried downloading these files with any of these programs disabled. Oh yeah, I use AOL for my Internet connection but I use Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 to do most if not all of my web browsing which does include Windows Update. Please help me with this problem! I am quite stumped really. I have tried multiple (5... Read more

Answer:Windows Update Fails to Install Critical Updates

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Wondering if there are any sites or recommendations you folks would have regarding the correct install order of Windows Updates, for 98 and XP. I would also like to be able to download all of those updates for safe-keeping on a USB hard drive which I could take to clients on repairs. What are your recommendations? I seem to find no clear-cut information on how to install these, and in what order, and which ones are THE most-important to install in order to not get hacked while online. The dumb thing I did the other day was reinstall XP on a customer's computer, and XP didn't discover his NIC properly. Used a modem to access the 'net to get the driver, and would you believe, in that amount of time, his comp was infected with the Welchia virus. So you can see my quandry...

thanks in advance
 

Answer:Windows Critical Updates: Download and Install Order Advice

There is this thread here but no answer on the install order but like you want. Going by the date of the update. is all I can think of.

http://forums.techguy.org/t176492/s.html
 

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XP Media Center , SP3
 
This has been going on for about a month.  A little worse the past 2-3 days.  I can't think of any changes to my system that coincide with the onset.  
 
She's dragging and freezing up even when all I am running is Chrome.  Even when CPU is at <5% load and there is >1G of free ram.  I have nearly 50% of hard drive free.
 
I can't install some critical Windows security updates. (Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update for .NET versions 2.0 through 3.5 (KB951847) x86- WON'T INSTALL
 
 
Windows Firewall seems to have disappeared (the icon is missing from Control Panel along with a couple of other icons)
 
Some programs won't load or install at all.    Most common error message is that msi.dll is missing / can't be found.
 
I've defragged, cleaned up junk, ran Malwarebytes, Ad-Aware, Avast AV, etc.
 
Some files can't be scanned with Avast - something about corrupt or damaged sector ?
 
I tried a system restore, but it seemed to be frozen as well.  
 
Hope this is enough info.   Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Freezing, critical Windows updates can't install, firewall disappeared, etc

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link.
 
Louis

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Next Wednesday I am going to help a friend set up his new computer. He is on dial-up and the critical updates will take some time to download. As I have a broadband connection can I download the updates to a flash drive and install them for him before he goes online or is it not worth doing?

Answer:New computer- Critical Updates

not sure but could you not bring his pc to your place and do the updating using your link.

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i am using a sony p4 2.4ghz, 512mb ram, 80 gig hd, xp home and i've always thought that it was best to use the windows update to keep current, but every update seems to slow down my computer. start up, shutdown, normal use, everything. its not that its extremely slow or slow that i cant use it, but i can remember the days when it was noticeably faster. I use the windows xp firewall and avg 7 antivirus and run almost nothing at startup.

Do i need these updates if i use a firewall and antivirus protection, and how important are they?

thanks in advance
 

Answer:do xp critical updates slow computer?

The quick answer is, yes, you need the updates and patches.

That applies to anyone who is going out in public (uses the Internet). If you don't connect to any network nor share data in any other way, you could do without all of them. I doubt that describes you since you managed to post a message here.

However, you can read the information offered with each selection and see if the proposed item has any value to you. I opt out of several that apply to "Wireless Networking" and some that protect me from someone who could gain physical access to my computer. Use your own judgement since ymmv. You should also wait to see if the patch causes others problems and hope they will get things fixed before you install something flawed. However if the issue pertains to something very critical, and you think your exposure is likely, you should get it installed asap.

I have often thought of dual booting two copies of XP, keeping one streamlined and unpatched, just to see how much impact the added updates impose. Someday...

As for firewalls and AV software, there's holes in all of them. You really should get something better than the XP firewall but it's better than nothing. I use Tiny Personal Firewall which is freeware and works well.

Regards.
 

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

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

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

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Very weird issue that I have. I have a Windows 1607 build computer attached to a domain and it locks out my test user accounts after 3 attempts (well on third trial).
Funny thing is though is I have set my device's lockout threshold to 5 (following a TechNet article, which said to do it under Computer Policy) in Group Policy. Also have tried changing the lockout threshold to 10.
I have also turned on logging for Event Viewer and it monitors the number of login attempts.And that is only reporting 3 failed logins and then lockdown.
I am really stumped. I know its like a needle in a haystack, but if anyone knows why this may be the case let me know!
(Also of note, I have another OU with different Group policies applied to it and its in the domain on Windows 1511 and that is fine. 5 attempts there)

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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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HiWhen I'm shutting down XP Pro, I've noticed I have to click the shutdown button twice. First time the shutdown box closes but nothing happens. Second time it shutsdown.Thanks!

Answer:Shutting down XP Pro takes two attempts

Issue has been known to be related to Hibernation.Right click on the desktop, select properties, then the Screen Saver tab. Click the power button at the bottom of the window, you should see a Hibernate tab. See if the radio button for "Enable Hibernation" is checked. If so, uncheck it.

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Thank you for your time and help, Jim.Previous Post:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic422232.html/page__p__2432259__fromsearch__1#entry2432259Summary I am having similar problems with Open Cloud AV to those mentioned in the forum, and I have been trying to apply the fixes mentioned here. Some details about my set-up and what I have tried:- Windows XP Service Pack 3, HP Pavilion Laptop- I started seeing the bogus "infection" warnings and saw a shortcut to Open Cloud AV on the desktop.- MBAW was installed, but I was unable to launch it (or any other type of antivirus software)- Task Manager was mostly unresponsive, many programs wouldn't launch, or would quickly quit.- I had internet access, but various ads would launch when opening IE or FF.- I have tried rkill (including renaming it).- I have tried re-installing and updating MBAM (including renaming it.) I can do both, but it quits just after "enumerating items to be scanned..."- Upon restart, the shortcut to MBAM no longer works.- I checked the Proxy Settings for both browsers, neither has proxy checked. (Is there somewhere else to look for a proxy setting?)- Windows Update will not run, nor will MS Security Essentials.- I ran tdsskiller. It finds problems, but the only options are to skip, copy to quarantine, and delete. I have tried all. There is no "ensure cure" that I can see. It asks to reboot. (Very slow) Whether I reboot or not, rescans show additional problems.- I have used... Read more

Answer:Something Keeps Shutting Down Attempts to Diagnose or Fix

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Please download DummyCreator.zip and unzip it.Run the tool.Copy and paste the following into the edit box:

C:\WINDOWS\3203397148
Press Create button and post the content of the Result.txt.

Important: Restart the computer.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is... Read more

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

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

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

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

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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've got Office 2003 Student Edition (all installed, minus Outlook). I haven't done any updates to it. I did not install the Microsoft GDI+ Detection tool. And I only visit Windows Update (not Microsoft Update) and install the critical updates under custom install.I'm wondering:1. Are the updates for MS Office that are critical security things included when you do Windows Update? (For example, there are a number of things listed here towards the bottom: http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2232 -- would those have been included in the last batch of critical Windows updates?2. Do you need the GDI+ thing to do Office Updates?3. When you go to the Office Updates site, it wants you to install and run some kind of Active X thing. Is this necessary? And can it cause any problems?4. Can doing critical Office updates (separate from whatever, if anything, that comes with Windows Update) cause any problems or conflicts with other things on your computer?Thanks for the help!

Answer:How Important Are Ms Office Updates? Are They Included In Windows Critical Updates?

I don't have that detection tool either. At least some of the office updates are available through the windows update feature. You can also navigate to the Office updates site from the windows update site. There are no problems with installing the office updates separately. In fact, I generally download only 1 or 2 updates at a time as I am on dial-up.

Orange Blossom

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I've got Office 2003 Student Edition (all installed, minus Outlook). I haven't done any updates to it. I did not install the Microsoft GDI+ Detection tool. And I only visit Windows Update (not Microsoft Update) and install the critical updates under custom install.

I'm wondering:

1. Are the updates for MS Office that are critical security things included when you do Windows Update? (For example, there are a number of things listed here towards the bottom: http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2232 -- would those have been included in the last batch of critical Windows updates?

2. Do you need the GDI+ thing to do Office Updates?

3. When you go to the Office Updates site, it wants you to install and run some kind of Active X thing. Is this necessary? And can it cause any problems?

4. Can doing critical Office updates (separate from whatever, if anything, that comes with Windows Update) cause any problems or conflicts with other things on your computer?

Thanks for the help!
 

Answer:How important are MS Office updates? Are they included in Windows Critical Updates?

bloomcounty said:

I've got Office 2003 Student Edition (all installed, minus Outlook). I haven't done any updates to it. I did not install the Microsoft GDI+ Detection tool. And I only visit Windows Update (not Microsoft Update) and install the critical updates under custom install.

I'm wondering:

1. Are the updates for MS Office that are critical security things included when you do Windows Update? (For example, there are a number of things listed here towards the bottom: http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2232 -- would those have been included in the last batch of critical Windows updates?

2. Do you need the GDI+ thing to do Office Updates?

3. When you go to the Office Updates site, it wants you to install and run some kind of Active X thing. Is this necessary? And can it cause any problems?

4. Can doing critical Office updates (separate from whatever, if anything, that comes with Windows Update) cause any problems or conflicts with other things on your computer?

Thanks for the help!Click to expand...

1. No. You either do Windows update and Office update, or you do Microsoft update, which does both at once.

2. I think so, but I am not positive. If you need it, it will install it, or, if you decline, you may not get updates. One way to find out, try it.

3. I don't think it will do the updates without it. Again, try it. It never caused any problems for me having it.

4. I can't guarantee that, nor can anyone else. Sometimes these "h... Read more

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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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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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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 cannot download any Microsoft Windows Updates from the Microsoft website. Checking back on my installation history, going back to early January, over 350 updates - all 'failed' to download.Upon trying to force a download from Microsoft Windows Update I get "The updates are being downloaded and installed", then after a few minutes I get a message to say the updates were 'failed' again.I have successfully downloaded Microsoft's AntiSpyware and done a scan which came up clean. (I also have Avast & Spybot on my PC). I have changed my settings in Internet Explorer to work with Windows Update. I have temporarily switched off the Microsoft Firewall. I have followed instructions from previous postings:- ie. Right Click My Computer and hit Manage. Now go to Services and Applications and then Services. Most likely if you are having this problem you have been here before. You need to make sure that Background Intelligent Transfer Service is NOT disabled. The default setting for this service is as Manual and it seems to work fine this way. To change this double click Background Intelligent Transfer Service and under Startup Type select Manual and hit Ok. Now reload Internet Explorer and try it again.(XP SP2 has been downloaded from your disc last year)Any advise please?

Answer:M.. Windows Updates - all fail after many attempts

"Checking back on my installation history, going back to early January, over 350 updates - all 'failed' to download". Are you sure?....Just looked at my updates installation history which says 214 since July 2002........Win xp home ed sp1.bretsky ;0)

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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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Hi everyone!
 
Windows updates are available in different categories: important, recommended and optional.
 
As noted, some of them, for reasons not known by users, have broken the OS of different users.
 
In your opinion, what is the best option of choice?
 
Grateful to all!

Answer:Windows updates - critical updates and / or recommended

Make a full system backup of your machine and then install all updates.
If an update makes your machine unbootable, you can restore your backup.

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Firefox  47.0,  June 6, 2016
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/47.0/releasenotes/
New
Support for Google’s Widevine CDM on Windows and Mac OS X so streaming services like Amazon Video can switch from Silverlight to encrypted HTML5 video.
Enable VP9 video codec for users with fast machines
Embedded YouTube videos now play with HTML5 video if Flash is not installed.
View and search open tabs from your smartphone or another computer in a sidebar
Allow no-cache on back/forward navigations for https resources
Latgalu [ltg] locale added. Wikipedia tells us there are 164,500 daily speakers.

Fixed
Various security fixes


Changed
FUEL (Firefox User Extension Library) has been removed. Add-ons relying on it will stop working.
The browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand preference has been reset to its default value (true) to avoid e10s performance problems. Because faster is better!
The Firefox click-to-activate plugin whitelist has been removed.

HTML5
cuechange events are now available on TextTrack objects
WebCrypto: PBKDF2 supports SHA-2 hash algorithms
WebCrypto: RSA-PSS signature support



Known issue with old invalid paper size printing prefs (Bug 1276717)

============================================
Available via the program's internal updater:   Help / About Firefox

Answer:Updates 6/7/16 - Firefox, Office (non-critical) Updates

Fixed in Firefox 47 ( https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox/#firefox47  )

2016-62 Network Security Services (NSS) vulnerabilities
2016-60 Java applets bypass CSP protections
2016-59 Information disclosure of disabled plugins through CSS pseudo-classes
2016-58 Entering fullscreen and persistent pointerlock without user permission
2016-57 Incorrect icon displayed on permissions notifications
2016-56 Use-after-free when textures are used in WebGL operations after recycle pool destruction
2016-55 File overwrite and privilege escalation through Mozilla Windows updater
2016-54 Partial same-origin-policy through setting location.host through data URI
2016-53 Out-of-bounds write with WebGL shader
2016-52 Addressbar spoofing though the SELECT element
2016-51 Use-after-free deleting tables from a contenteditable document
2016-50 Buffer overflow parsing HTML5 fragments
2016-49 Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:47.0 / rv:45.2)

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i had it set to off and it still updates, which i dont want, how do i stop it doing it

Answer:windows updates set to off, but critical updates still creeping in

Did you look here: Windows Update Settings - Change

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Hello,

Have had this happening for a while.... thought it's time to figure it out. Always, when shutting down the machine or logging out of Windows, I hear the critical stop sound just before the exit Windows sound. This sound does not correspond with anything in the Event Viewer or Scheduled Tasks...that I can see. Although this has been occurring for a while, I do know that this issue did not always occur on this computer. Of course, all AV/AS scans are clean. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

ps- Just an FYI.... I did find a new sch. task that I am guessing came along with IE8. It is some sort of feed updater.

C:\WINDOWS\system32\msfeedssync.exe sync

User_Feed_Synchronization--{BFD...}

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Hey guys whats going on. Well I just had installed a new SSD Drive, and installled windows to it. Well for the past 3 days I had gotten 3 Critical shut down errors. And Also when I put the PC into sleep mode, it turns on for about 2-3 seconds then shuts off. And it will do that a few times during the night when I goto bed. All to be the same issue, and this happens when Im not in the room, or if the PC is in sleep mode.

Did some research using Google and found others had the same issue but could not determine the cause really.

Where should I start or what should I look at to replace? My PSU has never been replaced in about 5-6 years. All other parts are about a year old.
The error Im getting is: Event ID 41 Task category 63
- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
[ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}

EventID 41

Version 2

Level 1

Task 63

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8000000000000002

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2014-12-23T03:35:58.574803700Z

EventRecordID 6501

Correlation

- Execution

[ ProcessID] 4
[ ThreadID] 8

Channel System

Computer Flipid3-PC

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-18
- EventData

BugcheckCode 10
BugcheckParameter1 0x8
BugcheckParameter2 0x2
BugcheckParameter3 0x1
BugcheckParameter4 0xfffff80002c8c512
SleepInProgress true
PowerButtonTimestamp 0
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Answer:critical system error, PC Shutting down....Need help

Also Im having issues with the PC coming out of sleep mode. When I hit the Keyboard or the Mouse, The PC wont come out of sleep. I have to hit the Power button. But when I hit the power button, sometimes the PC turns on then off then on then off then on then off, then on. Or sometimes just shuts down.

Have to reboot and all that.

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Microsoft Security Essentails detects 5 Severe Threats - system crashes while fixing.

Microsoft Malicsious Software Removal tool did not detect any problems in Qiuck mode - system crashed before detail mode could complete.

Windows Firewall will not turn on.

About to shut down'

Answer:Critical error system shutting down

If it was a BSOD Please post from this tutorial:

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

Make sure to add the BSOD information so we can properly try to solve the problem.

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When my laptops battery reaches critical it will usually hibernate as all of them do. When it's switched back on it'll give you the option to do a system resume. The past 3 times it hasn't though, it has brought up the black screen saying windows didn't shut down properly, and giving me the options to start in safe mode etc.

Any ideas why this happening?

Answer:Not Shutting Down Properly At Critical Battery

Hello Sonic,

* Windows stores the Hibernation file "Hiberfil.sys" (which stores the hibernate information) in the Windows root drive where you have installed windows.

* Now, do you have enough space in your Windows root drive? In this issue I feel that if there is not enough space in windows drive and hence, windows is unable to store the Hibernate file and hence the issue is caused.

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A couple times this week, I've heard the "critical stop" sound when shutting down XP. It shuts down fine and starts again fine the next day. All apps work fine, except sometimes IE7 is slow in closing which is unusual. Why am I hearing the sound?
 

Answer:Critical Stop sound when shutting down!

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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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August 2003, Cumulative Patch for Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (822925)
Download size: 2.1 MB, 7 minutes
Security issues identified in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) could allow an attacker to compromise systems with IE installed (even if IE is not used as the Web browser). For example, an attacker could run programs on a computer used to view the attacker's Web site. Download this update from Microsoft to help protect your computer. After installation, you may have to restart your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downlo...925/default.asp

Security Update for Microsoft Data Access Components (823718)
Download size: 1.6 MB, 5 minutes
An identified security issue in Microsoft Data Access Components could allow an attacker to compromise a Microsoft Windows-based system and then take a variety of actions. For example, an attacker could execute code on the system. By installing this update, you can help protect your computer. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Once you have installed this item, it cannot be removed

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/ms03-033.asp
 

Answer:2 Critical Updates available on Windows Updates

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For a good couple of weeks now, Norton's has given me a slew of pop-ups that indicate "A recent intrusion attempt on your computer has been blocked," or "A recent attack attempt on your computer has been blocked." I've attempted to trace the IP addresses of the attackers, but they seem to be coming from everywhere, and seemingly random locations I've never heard of. The only real clue I have is that some of them have tried to get in through Firefox, but not all of them.Copy of DDS.txt log follows:DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Michelle at 9:03:05.17 on Mon 06/07/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1535.717 [GMT -4:00]AV: Norton AntiVirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bon... Read more

Answer:Unknown problem attracting attack attempts and intrusion attempts

Hi Time Lord,Welcome to this forum. I am going to assist you with your problem.Please refrain from making any changes to your system (scanning or running other tools, updating Windows, installing applications, removing files, etc.) from now on as it might interfere with our fixes. Download http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/farbar/TDLfix.exe and save it to your desktop.Disable real-time protection of your security software and make sure it will not run at startup after reboot. They may otherwise interfere with the tool. (Information on A/V control HERE) Close all the open windows.Double-click TDLfix.exe to run the tool, a command window opens.Type (or copy the following and right-click to paste) in the command window and press Enter:cdromThe application shall restart the computer immediately and runs after restart.Tell me if the computer rebooted and ran to completion.

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I receive a "Windows Installer" window after my computer boots up and a message to the effect "checking system configuration". I ignore or cancel several messages and my computer and all applications seem to be working fine. Any ideas on how I can fix my computer's boot-up?
 

Answer:XP attempts to re-install after bootup

I assume this is on the Windows Desktop that this message pops up? Its likely a program and not Windows that has messed up.

Try this:

In IE go to Tools -> Internet Options -> and delete Files and Cookies.

To check for and remove any Spyware or Adware that may be installed on your machine download, update, run, and fix ALL problems found by either of the above mentioned programs. You may need to reboot and have the scan run at startup. Run it again to make sure all components have been removed.

Ad-aware and Spybot:
http://spywareinfo.com/downloads.php?cat=sp#det

To check for a virus please visit one of the following sites for a free online virus scan. Even if you a virus scanner installed, this one gives you a second opinion, and it will be up-to-date which yours might not be.

Symantec:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com

Trend Micro:
http://housecall.trendmicro.com
If you have Kazaa, it has to go. Use Kazaa Begone to remove it and replace with Kazaa Lite. Kazaa is full of Spyware, Kazaa Lite is not. Both of these spread viruses.

Kazaa Begone:
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/index.html

Kazaa Lite:
http://www.kazaalite.tk
Then post a Hijack This Log to have someone analysis it for further cleaning/recommendations.

Hijack This:
http://spywareinfo.com/downloads.php?cat=sp#det
 

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I have had 2 recent issues that recur though my Norton Anti-Virus software is up to date and tells me viruses have been resolved (including Downloader). The first issue was a popup box asking for me to insert my Windows XP Professional CD to "restore the originals" of some files. I installed a patch from Microsoft.com and did a full scan and did not see that box again. Now I am seeing a popup box that starts the Windows Installer and then asks me to insert the HPProductAssistant CD. When I say cancel it keeps trying to download something and asks me to select a file from the popup menu, where a "1" appears. Here is my log from DSS. Spyblaster told me the computer was infected. My name is Michelle and I have Windows XP Media Center Edition Version 2002 SP2. I am traveling next week so may need some time to get back to you. Thank you!

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by owner on 2008-02-09 20:01:37
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
16: 2008-02-10 01:01:41 UTC - RP179 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
15: 2008-02-10 00:45:32 UTC - RP178 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
14: 2008-02-10 00:41:06 UTC - RP177 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
13: 2008-02-09 07:07:22 UTC - RP176 ... Read more

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I have the same problem.
I've deleted all .NET stuff.
I've cleaned my registry.
I've scanned my system for viruses.
This is BOGUS.
It is crap.
Every time I reboot I have to CANCEL the attempt by Windows to install NET.
What a load.
I agree with jtdsmama.
This is a BUG IN WINDOWS.
IT IS A COSMIC ANNOYANCE.
I pray that none of you have to endure this additional MS bogus tripe.
It has nothing to do with disk. It is a BUG.
More and more, each day, I am persuaded to hate Gates software.
Doesn't anyone have a way to tell MS to STOP TRYING TO INSTALL A BAD HARDWARE?
Doesn't anyone understand.
JTSMAMA, I'm with you.
This is bogus.
-Dave
 

Answer:Windows Attempts to install NET

Your post has nothing to do with the thread you stuck it into, so I've moved it to a separate thread. Please don't hijack another thread to post an issue.

Your problem appears that some startup application you've installed required the NET Framework.

Just curious, why not simply let it install NET?
 

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Question: Critical Updates

Again this month I am having a hard time downloading the Critical Updates on my Vista notebook and Win7 desktop. It just keeps staying downloading, but never finishes. I had to Cancel yesterday and will try again today. Just wondering if it is only me having the problem?
 

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Just checked the updates and theres new ones.

Answer:New Xp critical updates available

Wooohoooo!

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Apologies if this has already been posted but I just checked the XP update site and found 2 new critical updates are available.

Answer:New critical updates for XP available

don't apologise,mate - - we can never have too many reminders of things like this.

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Question: Critical Updates

A lot more Critical Updates downloads again.
I downloaded/installed them with no problem on my Win7, but cannot download/install them on my Vista. The green bar just keeps going back and forth but the download never completes. I even tried downloading just one small small file but that would not download either.
Anyone else having the same problem? How can I get the CUs to download/install on my Vista?
 

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Don't know when they were issued, but there are some critical updates in windpws update for W2000

Answer:W2K critical updates

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How many of thr critical updates do I need? Are there any to avoid? Windows update showing me needing 28 plus 14 XP updates....
 

Answer:critical updates

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does any one no why i am unable to install critical updates or any other updates on my computer i am running xp.busways

Answer:critical updates for xp

IS your computer a multi user computer, you would need to be logged on admin. Do you get any meassages as to why you cannot install the updates?

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Hi, I always have automatic updates switched on, and when I go to the MS home page it states that my updates are set for automatic so I have not had any reason to alter anything. BUT 42 critical updates has got me worried, surley not that much has gone wrong with windows xp since my last updates, or has it?

Answer:42 critical updates!!

Sounds as though you should be worried.Go to the WindowsUpdate side and allow whatever updates are available to be installed.

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Question: Critical Updates

Once again this month I find it almost impossible to download the Critical Updates. The bar keeps saying updating but it never goes all the way across and nothing is downloaded or installed. I try to download one at a time and nothing happens.
I just keeps saying "downloading." I always do these Critical Updates manually and each month now it seems they never download. I spend hours trying to get them to download. l have to do this with my Vista and Win7 and both have the same problem.

What is MS doing to us? Are they forcing us to upgrade to Win 10? I am trying to stay with Win 7.
Is anyone else having problem downloading Critical Updates? I am 80 years old and cannot continue to waste my time trying to download the critical updates. What do I have to do to get these critical updates to download and install???

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I replaced my daughters hd and reloaded xp. We are both on a very slow modem dial up. It would take hours to download all 29 critical updates and service packs. My question is; can I copy the files to disk from my comp and load them into hers.???
 

Answer:Critical Updates-Help

You can't copy from hard drive and transfer. You really need find a 'good guy' with a broadband connection and get them to download for you.
 

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Question: Critical updates

Hello, I recently have had critical update notifications (Windows 98se) so I just clicked download with usual confidence, however I find I have downloaded this particular one three times. Is there anyway to delete a critical update, reason being my Outlook express is now not working and I think this may be conected, I can send mail but to receive mail I have to go to my ISP (Terra) telefonica. I am in Spain.Can anyone advise.Gordon

Answer:Critical updates

Some can be removed from the add/remove programs applet in the control panel.When you cannot receive emails, does it throw up any error messages? Have a look to see if the correct details are in your pop3 field - both name and email.

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Question: Critical Updates

Is there a place where I can DL all the SPs and critical updates for XP and put them on a CD as install packages? I know you can DL the SPs, but can't find the critical updates...
 

Answer:Critical Updates

Whats even better is slipstreaming service packs and critical updates into your windows install disk image, and burning an updated windows install disk.

Cumulative update for XP SP2.

The microsoft download center is your source for hotfixes and updates.
 

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Hi all, Can anybody suggest why I can't download any critical updates from the MS Windows Update page. I scan for any updates, select to install and all that happens is the web page dialogue box opens and just sits in the middle of my screen. Can I obtain these updates elsewhere?I'm running W98se & IE 6.0. Would it have any effect because my default browser is at the moment Avant? P.

Answer:Critical Updates from MS

you can order a free Security Update cd from Microsoft, no charge and no shipping fee, for Win.98 thru XP.click here

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Question: critical updates

hi everyone, can someone tell me is it possible to download all critical updates post sp2 to a folder and burn them to a cd? i run xp home with sp2 installed,

Answer:critical updates

Here you can get all the updates (called the lite version) or a larger version with lots of extras. You need broadband as it could be a real pain with dial-up click here

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My apologies if this has already been posted but I've Just been to windows update and there were five critical updates available.Thought you might like to know :@)

Answer:New xp critical updates

romanab,Cheers.

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Question: critical updates

I am in the process of building a computer for a friend and he has dial up. I have high speed internet. After I install (legal copy) of windows XP don't want to have to wait 6hrs for the critical updates to be downloaded. Can I before hand download the c updates and burn them to a disc and then put them on the machine. I went to the update website and seems to only be the reccommended updates available to down load. May be someone has some other suggestions on how to get his up and running without waiting the 6 lonnnnnnng hrs...... thanks

Answer:critical updates

bite the bullet. Do it. Shouldnt take 6 hrs, Last time I did it, it didnt take 6 hrs anyways...o wait he said dial up. I dont think u can actually download them. They automatically open when you click on them dont they?

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Answer:Critical Updates for XP

For those not on auto update, I had two critical security updates this morning.?d

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Question: critical updates

i have downloaded 2 critical updates one for microsoft media player and one was a security patch i cheacked history and it said updates were downloaded and installed,next day i check critical updates again and the same updates have appeared so installed again but when i checked 5 mins later is is telling me the 2 same updates are avalible but when i check history it is saying they are installed.i have had this problem once before but can't remeber how i solved it.i have tryed uninstalling updates and re downloading but the same thing happen,tried to get help from microsoft,but i better off banging my head against a brick wall,please could somebody help.my os sytstem is xp home thx

Answer:critical updates

Did you re-start your PC after downloading?

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I am receiving e-mails relating to "September 2003, Cumulative Patch". I have not downloaded this, since it contains an attachment and I am worried about opening this in case it is a bug!geedad

Answer:ms critical updates

DELETE IT!click here

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UK Micro$oft users,

If you haven't saved the critical updates to disk, you can order a CD of those released, right up to October 2003, .

You will need a hotmail address or net passport, have a look here

It's particularly useful for users of the older systems, like Win98 and WinME, and those on dial up
 

Answer:Critical Updates CD

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I see often the mention of some Windows updates on Patch Tuesday as being critical.
In the twelve months I have had this computer I have had optional, recommended and important updates but never critical updates.
It ain't the end of the world, but I am curious if there is a difference depending on where you are in the world with regard to those terms.

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Question: Critical Updates

Just a few days ago I downloaded and installed the recent critical updates for IE SP1 and outlook express and today I did a system restore to a time bfore installing the critical updates. Now windows is showing I need these updates again. Is it safe to go ahead and re-install them or is there some other precaution I should take before installing them again?
 

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I downloaded some critical updates, and I got a phone call, it disconnected me before all of them could be downloaded, and some of them failed. I went back to try to download them and of course it shows that I have no new updates. I searched and found the critical updates I needed to finish(the ones that failed) but what file should I save it in?
 

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I have a restore point for a Critical update, but when I check the windows update history I notice the update is not in the list. Does this always happen with Critical Updates?

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Question: Critical Updates

Is anyone else have problems trying to access the WinXP IE8 Critical Updates page?
All I keep getting is the green graph going from left to right, but the Critical Update page never opens.

And then if I try to close the page, it "locks" and then I have to Alt/Ctrl/Del to close the CU page.
 

Answer:Critical Updates

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Question: Critical Updates

Has anyone else been having trouble downloading/installing the latest Critical Updates (Sept 2015)?
I tried several times and it just keeps saying "downloading" and nothing appears to be happening.
I just had to cancel it a few times because I got tired of waiting.
 

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edit by RR for those wishing to review the Critical Updates thread for 2003, here it is:

http://forums.techguy.org/t109391/s.html

Other MS related Security information can be found here:

Security and Privacy

Home Security Risk Assesment and Protection Steps

==============================================

Hiya

Maximum Severity Rating: Critical

Who should read this document: Customers who use Microsoft® Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000

Affected Software:

Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000

Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 (which includes Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000)

Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 (which includes Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000)

Non Affected Software:

Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/MS04-001.asp

Regards

eddie
 

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Just a quickie for any who don't get their Critical Updates automatically downloaded.Four, yes 4! out today, security issues etc.

Answer:New Critical Updates

Thanks - will have a look when I boot into XP.

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I was always told not to download the Optional Updates (from Critical Update page).
Today when I look on my Win 7 (64) I see these 2 large Optional Updates:

http://i63.tinypic.com/24e8kg4.jpg

(Think you can click on above URL to see larger images.)

Do I have to download them as I see one is Framework and both seem to be "Rollups." But they also mention "Previews."
Maybe "Actual/Important" 2 will come on Tuesday; so why download these 2 Optional ones? Very confusing.
BTW: Will these 2 (possibly unwanted updates) be downloaded/installed automatically on my Win 10?
Or do they just pertain to my Win7?
 

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hi, i have 2 laptops toshiba a10 and a75, both with xp home. the a10 hard disk went dead and i have replaced this with new one. i have installed xp from the recovery cd, but i want to install sp2 and all the updates. can i make an installation cd from my a75 laptop as that has all the updates and install this on the a10, else if i have to update through windows update it will take too much time

Answer:Install XP updates from another computer

Yes, you can. Instructions can be found here. Because update discs rapidly become out of date, you will still need to check on the Microsoft Update page to make sure you have all the latest updates.

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Recently my computer keeps trying to install updates & has to keep reverting back it repeats this several times before going to the log on screen with updates still not installed. how do i fix this?Is it normal for the short cuts to setup Ease of Access setting to be on the log on page? sometimes i have them other times i don't?

Answer:my computer can't install updates

Back to basics. First do a basic clean out (browser history, cookies, internet files, etc). Then update your antivirus program and scan. Then install Malwarebytes (free version) and scan. Next using Task Manager (or Process Explorer) to close unnecessary programs. Finally, do a Manual Windows Update. but after it scans, choose custom and look at the proposed updates. Try installing one at a time only, the most important ones first, rescanning and repeating. Anything that does not pertain to you, say no to. If most works but you find the one you are having trouble with, post it back.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.If all else fails, read instructions.

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ok well my computer wil not install automatic updates,

i think the problem began when i did the file trasnfer wizard and transfered all my files to the windows xd cd atleast that's what it asked me to do,
when the transfering was done i did a re installation on my computer and when i tried recovering the files back i couldnt for some reason, but that wasn't my problem, there were soo many things on my computer that made it look like it was a fake version, for some reason alot of my ttf fonts were missing and on my computer before the installation if there was weird letters, it would actualy show the letters out, now after i did the installation it shows the letters as a bunch of squares "[][][][][]" so thats one of my problems, and a second one is now my computer won't install the automatic updates, it keeps prompting me that there is updates ready to install and when i try installing them, after a few seconds it says these updates failed to install.

alot of people said it was because my CD might be bootlegged but thats not possible because it was working perfect before but i don't know what happened now.

can anyone please help?
thanks

Answer:my computer will not install updates

Well . . is your installation CD legitimate?

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ok well my computer wil not install automatic updates,

i think the problem began when i did the file trasnfer wizard and transfered all my files to the windows xd cd atleast that's what it asked me to do,
when the transfering was done i did a re installation on my computer and when i tried recovering the files back i couldnt for some reason, but that wasn't my problem, there were soo many things on my computer that made it look like it was a fake version, for some reason alot of my ttf fonts were missing and on my computer before the installation if there was weird letters, it would actualy show the letters out, now after i did the installation it shows the letters as a bunch of squares "[][][][][]" so thats one of my problems, and a second one is now my computer won't install the automatic updates, it keeps prompting me that there is updates ready to install and when i try installing them, after a few seconds it says these updates failed to install.

alot of people said it was because my CD might be bootlegged but thats not possible because it was working perfect before but i don't know what happened now.

can anyone please help?
thanks

Answer:My Computer Will Not Install Updates

xlegend, check out the information here:http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/windowsv...from-xp-cd.aspx"Addressing a Windows Update failure after repairing from XP CD "Particularly, the Microsoft Knowledge Base article KB 943144 linked from there.If you are now missing some of your Truetype Fonts, some characters being displayed as squares is a likely consequence. If some fonts were in locations other than the Fonts folder, you may need to re-install them.

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Hello all hope you can save my sanity.

Asus P5Q Turbo
Core 2D 8400
4Gig
250G

Answer:Numerous attempts to install Win7 64

1. Update your system specs. The link is in my signature.
2. Provide a lot more information. The little you've provided doesn't help troubleshoot your problem.

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I've been trying to install the newest W10 update, but I've been having some trouble.
I've tried 2 times to update my computer but it restores back to my previous version of windows because the update failed.
I've checked Event Viewer and all that gave me was "error 0x8024200D" and nothing else that I saw that could help me.
I'm running Windows 10 Pro on Version 10.0.10240 (Build 10240)
Please help, I'm willing to provide any information necessary to figure out what is wrong.

Answer:Why can't I Install W10 Nov Update after two failed attempts?

For me too

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Hello All,
I've had this happen before but forgot the fix...With explorer open to one of the news sites, I click on a link to a story and all of a sudden message pops up saying MS office pro is installing. Next it says feature not found please insert MS Office disk. If you install the disk, it never finds whatever feature it's looking for. If you select cancel, you get an error 1706 message. I've researched the 1706 message but the symptoms don't match regarding MS Office trying to install.
Thanks for any help..

*update*
I've found the problem will occur when trying to open any online multimedia like a youtube video or video from one of the news websites.
 

Answer:MS office unexpectedly attempts to install...

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Hello All,
I've had this happen before but forgot the fix...With explorer open to one of the news sites, I click on a link to a story and all of a sudden message pops up saying MS office pro is installing. Next it says feature not found please insert MS Office disk. If you install the disk, it never finds whatever feature it's looking for. If you select cancel, you get an error 1706 message. I've researched the 1706 message but the symptoms don't match regarding MS Office trying to install.
Thanks for any help..

*update*
I've found the problem will occur when trying to open any online multimedia like a youtube video or video from one of the news websites.

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Answer:MS office unexpectedly attempts to install

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/business-applications/564341-ms-office-unexpectedly-attempts-install.html

eddie
 

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Hello All,
I've had this happen before but forgot the fix...With explorer open to one of the news sites, I click on a link to a story and all of a sudden message pops up saying MS office pro is installing. Next it says feature not found please insert MS Office disk. If you install the disk, it never finds whatever feature it's looking for. If you select cancel, you get an error 1706 message. I've researched the 1706 message but the symptoms don't match regarding MS Office trying to install.
Thanks for any help..
 

Answer:MS office unexpectedly attempts to install...

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/business-applications/564341-ms-office-unexpectedly-attempts-install.html

eddie
 

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My computer uses Windows XP Pro. Several months ago I installed, for my Blackberry, Desktop Manager which (found out later) also comes with the Roxio Media Manager. I tried to uninstall the Roxio but must've completely botched it. Now, and for several months, upon starting my computer I get a diolague box --

Windows Installer "Preparing to install..."
followed by: Windows config..."Roxio Media Manager"
followed by: Roxio Media Manager InstallShield Wizard "Unable to find a certificate file". When I click OK it takes me back to the Windows Config...

Normally upon startup I open task manager and end the process there. I've learned to live with the process but it's getting tedious lately.
Also, I don't think I am able to install any programs (though maybe it was just the one time I tried also this is on the user account and non-administrator)

I've found some info on this situation but thought I'd post on this site because you guys are the BEST!!!

Thanks!

Answer:Roxio continuously attempts to install

Did you try reinstalling the Blackberry software and then uninstalling it again? Try that and see if it helps.

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