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January Update caused identical problems on 2 different Laptops

Q: January Update caused identical problems on 2 different Laptops

This is not the first dirty update procedure i have experienced with windows 10

Yesterday MS forced down the January Cumulative Upgrade (and build number advance) down the users
throats.

Heres what happened to me.. (and i have rarely ever seen something like this before )

While i was installing a game using UPLAY (ubisoft) and watching video in Chrome my brandnew Windows 10 Laptop
(installation age 3 days) become more and more responsive with sound starting to stutter, severe issues that intensified
over a short period of time and i was like "WTF?!?" What happened was that during my tasks windows had decided to
update my rig (of course it doesnt warn you or give you the option to reschedule ) and this update was so severely
dirty implemented that my 16 gb of memory was completely consumed and not released .
I had to reboot of course and after that everything returned to business as usual.
Well, i thought, rare coincidence probably because i was installing a game, watching HD Video at the same time etc and
installing an update.

Boy was i wrong ..today i turned on my older Laptop for the first time in days and it resumed from sleep and just a couple of seconds later after the background update had run..(indicated by the messages i received after booting it after the error ).

Code:
STOP 0x0000001E: KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED ? FWPKCLNT.SYS

Bam....wtf .. i never had this one before either.

MS is really becoming more and more sloppy after they layed of their Quality Control staff they are not able
to release large updates that come without issues.

The Nov and Dec Updates was the same story btw. Plethora of Problems.

I refuse to take the blame here my systems couldnt be cleaner , they have no driver issues , they run stable 100% in all operation including heavy duty encoding, gaming etc.

A: January Update caused identical problems on 2 different Laptops

Hi, I can appreciate your frustration- MS does not necessarily configure things as we might want, expect or need.
Just a simple one first: do you have this in Settings, Update?

Secondly, do you use disk imaging, and if so can you restore an image created before the above?
(Macrium Reflect or Aomei Backupper - free- + their boot disk and external backup medium- essential tools to preserve your system and your sanity).

Agreed, problems with the Nov TH2 upgrade (10586) with system restore turned off, associations reset to default... but for me relatively minor, except there was no warning of how long it would take.

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Since the January 12th 2016 update my laptop/Win 10 has gone hey-wire.

If laptop sits idle for awhile, the Windows 'button' (and the Win key) do not work ... I powered off and rebooted - win key came back but during reboot got several extraneous windows.

Suspect maybe the update didn't go correctly but don't know how (or even if it's possible) to force the update to 'go' again.

A:Problems After January 12th 2016 Update

You could try the Dism repair and see if that fixes it. Try uninstalling the Keyboard driver, reboot and see if that fixes things.

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I've been asked to downgrade our fleet of laptops to win7 pro from win8 pro. Dell Vostro 3550's. I have a Dell Win7 disk- going thru process now. I'm wondering is there is a way if I collect the Win 8 product IDs& Keys on the other machines that I can clone this first machine to the others? Trying to avoid all of the service pack/driver issues. I do not have a site license - only individual.

thanks!

A:Downgrading 10 identical laptops win 8 pro-->win 7 pro

Quote:
I'm wondering is there is a way if I collect the Win 8 product IDs& Keys on the other machines


You can not use Windows 8 Pro keys, with Windows 7 Pro.

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My older brother and I recentely bought the HP Spectre XT ultrabook and I've started noticing that my laptop seems to be alot slower when connected to the WIFI. Using the cable works fine but as soon as I switch back to the wireless, it has this tendency to work for a minute or two at 5-4 bars (signal strength) and then suddenly drop to 2 bars slowing the connection significantly. This happens ALL the time making it extremely frustruating for me to browse the internet. I know it's my laptop that's in fault as I had the same problem when using a different wireless at a friends house. I'm not very good with this kind of problems so any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:2 identical laptops, 2 different WIFI speeds HELP!

Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy theprogram across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into theworking computer with internet access and copy the file and install theprogram.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PCand attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet -can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx( the site now appears to require a business email, so try the direct linkbelow)
Direct link to the program is here http://info.xirrus.com/Wi-FiInspectorConfirmation.html

{If the above link does not work heres alternative links

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/fil.../download.html

http://www.softpedia.com/progDownloa...oad-99109.html

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I have an HP zd8000 laptop that the screen went out on. I bought a brand new Toshiba 18.4" unit but it came w/Win 7 which has had me have to install a version of AOL that is useless for my application needs and since the audio is defectiive, I'm going to return it.

I'm looking at a ZD8000 that is complete minus battery which is fine as I never used my current system on battery and it also comes with no OS. I'm hoping someone can tell me if the two disks titled "Operating System DVD" and then "Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition2005" below that and a second disk titled "Application and Driver Recovery CD" can be used on the other unit and if that's all I'd need with the identical unit advertised as coming with No OS.

Thanks for any assistance in advance

Rob

A:Identical Laptops, can I install OS Disks from one in other

Hi hpzd8000, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

I don't see any problems with compatibility, but using the disk to install the operating system could be a problem. When Microsoft recognizes a legitimate copy of Windows it remembers the motherboard. So the problem here is that you are going to install this copy of Windows on another computer with a different motherboard. You are going to need to come up with a compelling reason for using on this second computer. You will also need to convince them that the other computer will not be used again.

Good luck.

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I have a Dell e1705 with 1.83GHz. I recently purchased another e1705 with 2.00GHz. I pulled the hard drive and popped it into the "new" e1705.

It starts up and the Dell logo pops up. It goes to a screen stating "loading Windows files" with a status bar. Then, it goes black and returns to the Dell logo, and the cycle starts again. Just two screens. Over and over. It does this forever, until I do a hard shut down. Both are running A10 bios...

If it matters, the "new" was running Ubuntu just fine when I purchased it.

Any ideas why the same hard drive can boot one unit and not the other?

A:Two Identical Laptops - One Harddrive - boots one...not the other...

Hello and welcome Virg mate so I have it right the drive has Windows installed on it in machine #1 and you have put the drive into machine #2?

Now if so mate if the Windows was a factory installed OEM or an OEM you installed then the activation code will not work using that drive in machine #2 because it's activation code is tied to the motherboard of machine #1. However if the version is a retail version then it will be possible to install it on the drive in machine #2 but it ell only be able to be used on machine #2. Plus I think because I am not 100% sure you will need to reinstall that retail version. Now also if it is a retail version I would get a new drive and do that and then transfer the data over from the old original drive - but you will not be able to use that ld drive install in any other machine.

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Hi Everyone,

I have two Toshiba Satellite Pro L550 laptops; recently one became unusable due to virus infections.

In fact it had so many infections that I would have needed to re-install Windows in order to get a good working laptop back. Because reinstalling Windows, software, data, etc is so time consuming I made the decision to purchase a new HP laptop.

My remaining Toshiba has a faulty USB Port, and instead of replacing the whole laptop I would like to take the hard drive from it, and put it into the Toshiba that I have just replaced (with my new HP).

Given that the two Toshiba laptops are exactly the same model, and with exactly the same version of Windows 7 (32 Bit) installed, they should have exactly the same drivers. The only thing that I can see as a potential issue is that Windows may have some 'hidden' serial number that matches it with the actual hardware components in the laptop.

Can anybody foresee any issues with swapping the hard drive between the two Toshiba laptops. Will Windows just run after the swap? If not is there anything post physical swap over that I will need to do?

Any advice here will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

A:Want to swap hard drives between two identical laptops?

You may have to reactivate it using the key from the laptop you are putting the hard drive in. Other than that there should be no problem.

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Hi Everyone,

I have two Toshiba Satellite Pro L550 laptops; recently one became unusable due to virus infections.

In fact it had so many infections that I would have needed to re-install Windows in order to get a good working laptop back. Because reinstalling Windows, software, data, etc is so time consuming I made the decision to purchase a new HP laptop.

My remaining Toshiba has a faulty USB Port, and instead of replacing the whole laptop I would like to take the hard drive from it, and put it into the Toshiba that I have just replaced (with my new HP).

Given that the two Toshiba laptops are exactly the same model, and with exactly the same version of Windows 7 (32 Bit) installed, they should have exactly the same drivers. The only thing that I can see as a potential issue is that Windows may have some 'hidden' serial number that matches it with the actual hardware components in the laptop.

Can anybody foresee any issues with swapping the hard drive between the two Toshiba laptops. Will Windows just run after the swap? If not is there anything post physical swap over that I will need to do?

Any advice here will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo
 

A:Want to swap hard drives between two identical laptops?

Mr Davo said:

Can anybody foresee any issues with swapping the hard drive between the two Toshiba laptops. Will Windows just run after the swap? If not is there anything post physical swap over that I will need to do?Click to expand...

You would be fine doing this as far as the physical end of things goes, as well as the drivers.

As you mentioned, your concern would be Windows. It may vary on your installation of Windows, but many times the installation is tied to the motherboard. Also see here.

To be sure, you may want to contact Windows. Though you could just try and see if it boots and works properly; if its doesn't, you swap them back and you're back to where you were.

Though in the future, Tech Support Guy does have a Virus & Other Malware Removal section that offers free malware removal support by members specially trained in this area.
 

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Yes, as the header says, on my Vista Ultimate SP2 x64 with Office 2010 (complete), the only update offered by Microsoft Updates was the monthly MSRT. I don't think I've ever seen that happen before.
By contrast my Win 7 Ult SP1 and Windows 8.1 Pro w/MC received approximately 9 updates each give or take a couple, and a friend who still insists XP is the way to go despite my advice got quite a lot of updates too.
The latter doesn't surprise me, as I am sure Microsoft are rushing to patch XP the best they can before its EOL on 8 April this year.

Anyone else who only got 1 solitary update in Vista?

A:January 2014 Update Tuesday - First Time Ever Vista Only Received 1 Update

For what it's worth, I only have one update for Vista Home Premium for January.

I have two optional updates for Office 2007 that were issued yesterday.

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Has anyone had any weird probelms when charging after doing new firmware update?
It went from 47% to 100% charged in .10 of a second, believe me im not complaining, just very weird.
Check out pictures and Log
 

A:Weird problems after doing firmware update for Lenovo laptops

Firmware for what component?
 

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Hi guys, I just wanted to get your insights regarding this update. Refer to picture. Thanks

A:January 22 Update KB3033408

I tend to install all security updates and installed this one this morning.
It pertains to Adobe Flash Player see here:
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/2755801

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Two days ago I was happily using this machine (a dell755) which has been running W10 for about 6 months now. Up until then no issues but then there was an automatic update and after that completed I found I have lost all connectivity for my apps!!!.

To explain, the PC is working fine in its desktop mode and connections to the internet work fine in Chrome, IE, FIrefox, email and all my regular links. ( I am even able to log this post fine). However non of my W10 apps will connect - all I get is a message saying they cannot connect to the internet. The same is true of Store and of Edge so basically I seem to have got a W7 type of machine now. All the apps show and try and start but as soon as they need an internet connection they fail. I cant even log on to my MS account via the apps as this also fails due to no being able to connect. This is most odd as everything else works fine on the internet. Another virtually identical machine running the same OS and connected in the same way (Ethernet) to the same router and running almost the same software did the same update and is still working fine with none of these issues at all!

Alas, due to having done a big clean-up a little while ago I forgot to reactivate my restore points so find I don't even have one available now to reset to (lesson learned there)

So does anyone have any ideas on how to fix or overcome this? - or I'm I doomed to have to do a clean reinstall -which of course I would rather not have to do?

A:w10 update caused problems with all apps

Give this tutorial a try..................

How to Reinstall and Re-register All Built-in Windows Apps in Windows 8 and 10
Apps - Reinstall and Re-register in Windows 8 and 10

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I woke up yesterday morning (1st April ? around 7am GMT) to find my PC had rebooted itself with lots of changes made. These include
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iTunes settings lost, all files moved to /users/Dave/My Music/iTunes ? which is not the default iTunes folder
All documents move to /users/Dave/My Documents ? and not visible in Libraries/Documents
In fact, writing it down makes me realise this may well be a settings issue. I don?t seem to have lost files but all the settings have either been deleted or moved.

Has anyone else experienced this? Should I be concerned at all about some kind of hijack? I?m pretty sure Microsoft Security Essentials was turned on.

Thanks

A:Windows 7 update seems to have caused a few problems

Do a system restore

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A:Recent Firefox Update Caused Problems

test your version of Flash here: (should be 9)http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase...cfm?id=tn_15507--------------------------------------------------------------------------------test your version of Java here: (should be l.5.0_09 for XP)http://java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml

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I dled a new nvidia driver I think that might have something to do with it.
 

A:recent update caused problems with display

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A:BIOS update caused problems (HP 15-d001si)

Note: I followed the instructions here to do the update:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00042629 

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When I run the installation software, everything goes smoothly up until the point when I shut down in order to physically install the hardware. Upon rebooting, the installation is supposed to hand over to the New Hardware Wizard, which it does. However, even when I tell the Wizard exactly where to find the proper drivers, it fails to find them. The only other option the Wizard has is to connect to the internet, which I can't do. After that, it just tells me that the install has failed.

I know they are the current drivers, as they come directly from the company website. I've tried reinstalling the drivers from the Device Manager, but the New Hardware Wizard just opens again with the same results.

The problem only appeared after all the updates installed, so I wonder if uninstalling some of the more recent updates would fix the problem, but I am unsure how to do this. I just want to get one modem or the other equipped with the proper drivers. If anyone could help me do this, I would be eternally grateful.
 

A:Windows update caused hardware installation problems

Try pointing the New Hardware Wizard to:

c:\windows\INF

This is a hidden directory and you have to have "show hidden files" enabled in Folder Options > View to find it.

If that resolves the problem, make sure your install path in the registry conforms to the screenshot

Otherwise ...
What I would do is run System Restore and return to a date prior to the updates install. This will effectively uninstall them.

Then if the issue is resolved you can go to Windows update and just install a couple at a time and test the results.

Run: msconfig and select Launch System Restore. You should actually see some restore points for each of the major updates.

You can backtrack that way. The last restore can be undone.
 

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A:Windows Store Update of 27 January 2016

I had all sorts of grief on Sunday with this. Had same issue, see this thread Windows Store won't open after update this morning

You could try a system restore to the point before the update and see if that fixes things. MS really knows how to make life difficult. A possible observation is that having the store open when you try to update it might not be a good thing. Different people report different outcomes. But when I got my store back again I noticed the update for the store was pending again. I quickly changed my Store update settings to auto rather than manual and quit the store. After leaving it a while I re-opened the store and the pending update was gone and my version number had updated indicating the update has succeeded silently in the background.

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I don't know if it was necessary to get that carried away but so far it seems to have worked.
 

A:Norton AntiVirus update caused MS Office hang problems

We were all having problems yesterday over it. New certificate is available. It wasn't really a bug, but an expired certificate that caused all the problems. The second link below is the new certificate. To update, just right click, save target as, then choose Open instead of Save.

the problem:

http://slashdot.org/articles/04/01/08/1849245.shtml?tid=126&tid=128&tid=172&tid=95

the solution:

https://getca.verisign.com/update.html

Hope this helps,

MBN
 

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A:Windows update caused general problems - programs crashing

If it came from the store with Windows 8 installed you don't need a disc.

It should have a recovery drive.

You can Refresh in Settings :

Post back with results.

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Quote:
This is an update to Microsoft Office Word 2007 (including Office 2007 suites) and Microsoft Office Word 2003 (including the Office 2003 suites). This update was issued as a result of a United States court ruling on December 22, 2009. Generally, customers who purchase or license Word 2007 or Word 2003 from Microsoft after January 10, 2010 for use in the United States and its territories will need to use updated software that does not include a particular custom XML tagging implementation. The following section provides more information about the custom XML tagging capability that is removed by this update.

You must install this update if you are instructed by Microsoft in a separate communication.


Source -
Description of the January 2010 update for Office Word

A:Description of the January 2010 update for Office Word.

Hi there
does this only apply to the US (and it's territories) or is this dependent on where you sourced your copies of Office from.

My Office 2007 was a "Use at Home" version shipped from the USA - I've also got a technet copy of 2007 and 2010 -- I assume these are US editions as well.

Cheers
jimbo

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I went to System Restore and picked a restore point before the driver update. However after initializing, the system crashed and I got a BSOD. I tried several other restore points but they all crashed and led to the BSOD.

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System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350, AMD Radeon HD 6310

Here is the system log:

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Thanks
 

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Hello, I have many problems but it is hard for me to explain all of them.I hope someone can help me identify some and help me repair things. So for a start I'll give you my Hijack this log file. I see some unusual things there but I think that a qualified help will be better:) Thank you in advance!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 2:37:40 PM, on 2/20/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1, v.1081 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1081)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RunDll32.exe
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F:\Winamp\Winampa.exe
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C:\Program Files\Datecs\FlexType 2K\FType2K.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\sqlmangr.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpsvcs.exe
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A:identical problems

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I received my 2 Samsung BX2431 LED monitors today, hooked them up, installed drivers. And now after wasting an hour on finding out that I had to do scaling on my card in the AMD Vision control center to get rid of the black bands, I still am left with the problem that one monitor is whiter than the other. I had two different white windows open to compare on my second monitor has a yellow tint to it. Far enough to be bothersome. From what I can tell, my first monitor is fine as is.

All of the settings are exactly the same for both of the monitors. I switched the cables on each to see if that made any difference, and I even changed which DVI port I was using for them. It seems that one just is insistent upon being yellow.

Is there any way that I can fix this issue? I don't have very much knowledge in dabbling with the colors of monitors. It's not as simple as just turning the yellow down. Or is this a permanent issue that cannot be resolved?

Thank you

A:Identical Monitors, not identical colors

Unfortunately, there can be variations in colours even with identical models.

There are three things you can try:

Type 'color' in the search bar to open color management:

Ensure that either both the monitors are using the same .icm profile, or that neither are.


Adjust more settings on the monitors. ie the colours, brightness, contrast - make sure they are both using the same modes etc
Use the ATI control panels colour controls for the monitor.

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I read that Tosh9i kindly helped Murderhewrote out with a sound issue he had with his XP Service Pack 2. I have this problem (identical to Murder He Wrote) and am pleading for help. I am not that literate with computers so it would be wonderful if my sound was restored. Both Internet and System sounds refuse to play and I have tried almost everything - and this is a fact. This occurred just after Christmas and I have been tearing my hair out trying to fix it. My sound is not muted, my speakers work fine and I've been through what that poor chap went through. I even paid for a computer program which promised to restore this problem - but it didn't work and when I contacted them about this issue, they were not (surprise surprise) interested. Please, please help me as I have considered simply buying a new PC if all fails.
Many thanks to you guys.

A:Sound Problems Identical To Murderhewrote

Hi Kings Million, welcome to TSF.

How long has this problem been occurring? Has the sound ever worked?
Go to Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager. Are their any Yellow symbols showing?

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Hey

Every time I try to install the above update it returns this error code

WindowsUpdate_800F080D - Unknown Error

Can anyone help?

Thanks, Ben

A:Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter [January 2009] (KB905866)

No one?

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In the initial announcement, the openSUSE Project noted the fact that they've extended the maintenance life cycle for openSUSE 13.1 to three years, but today they're announcing the end of life on January 5, 2016, which is ten months earlier than expected.

What this means is that starting with January 5, the openSUSE 13.1 operating system will no longer receive software updates and security patches. However, the Evergreen community team is already thinking about picking up the maintenance, which means that the OS might receive updates for a longer period.

On the other hand, the openSUSE Project announces that they will support for the openSUSE 13.2 release with software updates and security patches for two more months after the announcement of the upcoming openSUSE Leap 42.2 operating system, due for release in about one year from today.

Read more : openSUSE 13.1 Reaches End of Life on January 5, 2016, Update to openSUSE Leap 42.1
 

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Just posting as a warning to others (and to vent my annoyance a bit)

I always set up my Windows update settings to "check and notify but don't download and install unless I tell you to" to prevent HDD thrashing, performance downgrading at the worst possible times and annoying "oh, you need to restart" notifications.

All working fine... but yesterday I notice some random and annoying HDD thrashing, bit later on the windows update restart notification wants to restart the computer ... what ?

It turns out my update settings had been reset to "automatically download and install (recommended)" without my knowledge and express permission. I was not amused .

And no, nobody else but me has access to the computer, much less someone who knows from where the windows update settings can be modified. And I doubt any malware/virus would be interested in keeping my windows up to date automatically.

Don't know what exact update caused it, but I know I will disable all windows updates if this happens again.

A:A update caused windows update settings to reset?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by hexaq


but I know I will disable all windows updates if this happens again.


Your'e over-reacting a bit, don't you think? I would hazard a guess and say your system isn't behaving any worse then it was before, and its more secure now

Regards,
Golden

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My computer that had been running the Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium since early 2009 had become an appliance:  It worked every time it was turned on and it handled every network transaction that came through my DSL line.  I had set the "Windows
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percent with the used memory amount "sawtoothed" up and down for about 15 to 20 minutes.   The "Windows Update" then would tell me about the available updates and it would ask whether it should load any of those. 

This  worked until about January 2016.  At that time, the "Windows Update" CPU usage would stay at 100 percent for more than an hour.  After that, it gradually got worse:  Around June 2016, it held the CPU at 100 percent usage
for about 14 hours.  In August 2016, the CPU is held at 100 percent usage by the "Windows Update" for more than 45 hours with no end in sight.  It did find some updates to load, but it would not load them as the CPU had no time to do that. 

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I am having this problem with two of my laptop computers.  I cannot get the Windows Updates to install.  It stays at 0% installed, and never gets past that.I have tried all the suggestions that I could find from the Microsoft support forums, to no avail.I recently tried System Mechanic on one of them, and it shows no updates have ever been downloaded (computer is 2 years old and of course I'd been doing updates), and it will not download any updates now.  Agh.  So frustrating.I tried to do a system restore on this one just now, and it would not complete the restore that I attempted.Help.

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Hello everyone

I'm running Windows 8 (not 8.1) on old laptops, and I've read somewhere on the internet (can't remember where) that certain Windows updates for will stop Windows 8 from working, on old laptops. Does that ring a bell? Sorry I can't be more specific. Have you heard something like that, and if so, what should I watch out for?

Thanks
Samuel

(PS. My old laptops are:
Toshiba Satellite C660D
HP Compaq NC6320
HP Compaq 6710b)

A:Which update NOT install for Windows 8 on old laptops?

Microsoft is going to stop support for windows 8 - they are forcing the upgrade to windows 8.1

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Dear alli have more than 20+ lenovo thinkpad T540p and i need to update all laptops drivers remotely as iam IT Adminis that possible ? kindly advice. thank you 

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HP laptops/AMD processors/Windows Update freezes at 12%

Yesterday at work we ran into issues with 2 HP laptops freezing at 12% when doing Windows Updates.

A search of the web suggested that it may have been due to several things.
We found a workaround that seems to work for us:

- a clean boot (using msconfig we stop all non-Microsoft services from starting - and we disable all startups in Task Manager)
- Uninstall (and remove the driver software) for all video and audio devices in Device Manager

On both systems this has resulted in the systems being able to install the updates.
I'll be doing more research today to see if we can find out exactly what's at fault.

A:HP laptops/AMD processors/Windows Update freezes at 12%

Just FYI - both systems were G6-2239DX's
No issues with another HP Win8 system (a desktop)
I'm trying to get my boss to let me have another one of the G6 systems to experiment with - but we're also having update issues with some Lenovo AIO/Touchscreen systems.

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I have a real problem, My wife's emachine with Win XP slowed to a crawl,
so we used the recovery cd to reinstall the OS. We were having
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email files from the CD, so we uninstalled Mozilla, and reinstalled it
using IE. We went to Mozilla.org and downloaded v1.5 and installed it
again. Unbeknownst to me, windows downloaded a large update (I assume it
was SP1), but never had a chance to see, as it rebooted after the download
was complete. It never loaded again as a message stating "This
application has failed to start because shlwai.dll is not found,
reinstalling the application may fix this problem".

We rebooted in safe mode with the idea of doing a system restore, but got
the safe mode screen with no desktop icons and no access to the taskbar,
(also no window to click acknowleging entering safe mode). I also tried
to get into safe mode with command prompt to run SFC/scannow, but never
got there, the above message came up again. Any ideas on solving this
delema? Thanks in advance,
Joe
 

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Hi all.
I have just spent a weekend reinstalling XP on the home PC, loaded SP2 from CD and all was great. The reason was that it was infested with everytype of virus and adware etc that it was just easier to clean it all off and start again...so i thought !!!

Anyway, after getting everything up and running, I jumped online and allowed Auto update to download and install. On the required reboot, its all turned to custard !!!

The PC now just cycles from power on, up to the XP splash screen and then powers down, over and over.

I have thorwn an old Hard drive 40G into it and all is good.

The 200G drive is only 6mths old and was working fine but apears to be cactus now.

So, the $100,000 Question....


Any assistance would be greatly appreciated..

Regards
Dave

A:XP/ IE7 Update - Caused HD Crash ???

Hello Dave

Configure your PC to boot from CD if it isn't already set up that way. (You may need to enter the BIOS to configure the PC to boot from the CD.)

Start your PC with the XP Setup CD in the drive. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD..." prompt, do so and let the CD-based boot process begin.

When the Recovery Console option is offered ("Press R to start the Recovery Console"), do so. You may be asked which Windows installation to enter, in which case type the number of the Windows installation you wish to work on (usually "1").

When prompted, enter the Administrator's password for that Windows installation. If you did not set a password just press ENTER

At the command prompt, type
Bootcfg /Rebuild
ENTER

The exact wording will depend on your setup, but after a few moments you'll see a prompt that says something like:
Total Identified Windows Installs: 1
[1] C:\Windows
Add Installation To Boot List?

Assuming the information you see is correct, enter
Y
Bootcfg will start the process of rebuilding the boot list to include the indicated Windows installation

After a moment, you'll be asked to "Enter Load Identifier."
This is the name of the operating system that will appear in boot menus.
Type
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
or
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
ENTER
Next you'll be asked to "Enter OS Load Options."
For normal installations, enter
/Fastdetect
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Hi,

Firstly sorry that I can't give a more specific title thread at the moment - I'll explain why below.

Secondly apologies if I have posted in the wrong forum, I had a skim through them and this seemed then most appropriate though I wasn't too sure.

So here's the problem:

Over the last few days I've been getting a whole host of error messages, and lots of strange going ons. I believe -though I'm not entirely sure - it all started when a (Critical) Windows Update automatically run and restarted my laptop on 22nd December.

The first and most noticeable thing to happen was that my desktop picture had disappeared. Then came the error messages - eg when I open iTunes the pop-up message "DDE Server Window: iTunes.exe - Corrupt File...The file or directory C:\users\matt\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility."

I tried to run a scheduled Chkdsk but it did not run at start up. I then learnt that one could be scheduled via Command Prompt, but had problems with this also as many of the suggested ways of getting to the command prompt as none of the methods suggested here: Command Prompt would work. Eg if I type CMD into the search box in the start menu I receive the message "Windows cannot find 'search:query=cmd'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again".

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A:Update has caused corruption

Please follow the instructions in Windows Updates & Activation - Windows 7 Forums and post the requested data.
You may find it better to try running CHKDSK and SFC in offline mode....


Your best option in that case is to run the CHKDSK and SFC in offline mode from a Recovery Environment boot.

Reboot the computer, and tap the F8 key until you get the advanced boot menu up - one option should be 'Repair your computer'. Pick that one.

Log into your normal account.
You'll get a set of options - pick the Command Prompt one.
At the command prompt, type DIR C:\
- if we're lucky this will bring up a listing of your normal C: drive contents, including the Program Files folder(s) and the Windows folder.
If not, try D:\ or E:\ (etc. until you get the right letter)
then type the following command

CHKDSK <drive>: /R

and wait for it to complete - it could take a few hours, depending on the size of the drive.

Once complete, type

sfc /scannow /OFFBOOTDIR=<drive>:\ /OFFWINDIR=<drive>:\Windows

where <drive> is the letter you found above.

Wait for the command to complete. (make a note of the response!).

Once it has, type EXIT and the pick the option to reboot.

then post again, and include the data from the instructions.

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This morning Windows downloaded 3or 4 updates. When restart, message about Imon appeared, then colors on toolbars changed and there is a problem with the display adapter. Uninstalled it, reinstalled it, but get a code 10, unable to start. What is going on, and how to cure?
 

A:update caused problem

What's your OS and what were the updates?
 

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my computer automatically updated on the 8th of may of this year, and now wont completely start up. Once the windows logo appears it restarts and goes through the process all over again, i've been dealing with this all day, and i'm at a loss :/ please help
 

A:New update caused my pc to constantly restart

Have you tried Safe Mode or 'last good configuration'?
 

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I'm a newbie on this site so if this question has already been asked, then apologies.
I recently updated Firefox (April 12, 45.0.2) which has long been my preferred browser, and since then I am getting locked out of all sorts of sites I would normally visit. I can no longer play youtube music, just get a black screen that eventually stops on an error message. I can no longer access MSN games on line and some sites are coming up with a security warning that seems to be related to site certificates being incorrectly configured. On some of these, there is an option to allow, and some will open, but others just revert to a white window with an indexed list in blue, none of which help as they wont open.
I checked with my AV provider and they ran a diagnostic on their software, Eset security 9, ( updated this at the same time) and it all checks out. So the problem appears to be Firefox. I can get into all things with either IE or Chrome, but they're not preferred.
Anybody got a probable cause? I'm not particularly au fait with Win 7 BTW. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling on May 6 which is now Firefox 46.0.1 but no change.

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Hi to all,

Windows 7 recently installed 4 new updates ... KB2419640, KB2454826, KB976902, KB890830 ... and after the update, I could open no folders. The system reported 'no program associated with this file ...', and I could find no work-around solution. I rolled back to a restore point just before the update, and all worked. I performed the update again, and the same problem. I restored again to a prior restore point.

Some additional info ... recently, I had to repair my laptop, and removed the HD and installed in another for a while. The first automatic update was performed in the other laptop, and it was just after this, I returned the HD to this laptop.

During the problem, I could open files from within an application (ie. in Excel, I could find the file, and open it, but from "my computer" directly, I could access no HD.

During the problem, I could open files and folders from my desktop, but in any opened folder, I could not open anything directly.

I'm hoping for some solutions, and until, I have to avoide updates.

Thanks,

______________Dennis

A:Windows 7 Update caused problem

Set automatic update to notify. When the updates arrive again, install one at a time. If they all install great. If one is the problem install the others. When the problem arrives again, right click and then hide, unless the update is classified important.

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Hi

Am after some help please to diagnose and resolve a CPU problem that I've encountered in the last few days on my laptop. I may be wrong but I'm pretty sure it has happened since a Windows Update installed as I remember a big registry update....like I say, may be wrong!

First - laptop details:

Dell Inspiron 1545
3Gb RAM
Pentium Dual Core CPU T4300 @ 2.10 Ghz
Windows 7 SP1

My physical memory is pretty stable at around 1.6 to 1.7 Gb but my CPU spikes are just haywire and latency on keyboard strokes is driving me nuts! Even running no programmes the CPU is betwen 26 and 100%...whilst I'm running IE then it's 95 to 100%.

The task manager graph is just a total zigzag.

Unfortunately, i don't think I have a restore point to go back to pre-Update so I don't think I have that easy route out.

Not sure where to go next....any advice much appreciated.

Thanks

Rich

A:CPU Spikes....caused by Windows Update?

Hello, Rib

If you are pretty sure that it is an update that you have recently installed, then you can uninstall it from Programs and Features in Control Panel and see if the problem goes away.

Start button

Control Panel

Programs

Programs and Features

view installed updates (left hand-pane)

select the update then click uninstall
If you know the date the problem update was installed, then you can scroll to the right of a selected update in Programs and Features and see when the update was installed.

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I have an Acer laptop. It is whole disk encrypted, so I have to type in a password first thing when I turn it on before it will boot up.

Well, Monday morning, there in the tray is the Microsoft update tool telling me to update, so I did (I think it included Malicious software removal tool). It tells me it has to restart and gets to configuring step 3 of 3 100% (do not turn off computer).
Then it restarts again, and again and again...I cannot get on to my computer to access anything.

I get the same message: configuring step 3 of 3 100% with a blue screen, and it restarts. Every time it restarts I have to login my encrytion password. It must have restarted 25 times by now.

Any advice on getting access to my laptop again would be welcome!! Thank you in advance

A:Windows update caused pc to keep restarting...

What does the blue screen say?

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earlier today i installed the latest security updates released by microsoft along with the malicious software removal tool update. upon completion of the updates i restarted my computer as usual to finish the installation. when it rebooted i was unable to log-on. i would click on the picture and the circle would spin like it was busy but after a few seconds my screen went black and then came back bit nothing changed. after a restart in safe mode and a system restore everything is working again. has anyone else experienced anything of this sort with these updates?

A:Windows update caused bsod

I had downloaded those updates a bit earlier, and postponed rebooting, because of being involved in a TV program, but reading your question, I went ahead and rebooted. Fortunately, it didn't hang on the reboot for me, so I guess that you just got a bad download. The point at which it hung is where that it continues configuring the updates. Since you did a System Restore, I would imagine that the installation of the updates were erased, so you might try running Windows Update again and see what happens.

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Hi everyone, I recently installed Windows 7 Home Premium.

There seems to be a problem with the windows update feature which is causing constant blue screens. It will attempt to download windows updates and stay at "0% at 0kb". I'll leave this for an hour and it will stay the same. I go to reboot the computer and it decides to install updates that it says it hasn't downloaded. I have been doing this for the past week to try and get all the updates for windows.

I have attempted two fresh installations of windows but I'm not sure if the primary partition formatted properly the second time before installing.

Every 20 minutes my computer will blue screen whenever I try to watch a video or just generally browsing on google chrome.

I am 95% sure my computer is blue screening because all the windows updates haven't downloaded, I noticed this happened last year when I didn't download all the updates after installing windows. After they were installed all the problems disappeared.

Most of the blue screens have the error code 0X000000E and NON_PAGED_AREA

I am worried by not being able to see what updates are downloading that my computer has skipped some important updates as it downloaded 248 updates and then failed and after that only installed 100.

Is there anyway to fix this? Or at least manually download all the windows 7 updates to make sure I have them all?

Thank you.

Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor 4.00 GHz
RAM: 8.00 GB
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A:BSOD caused by windows update

Hello and welcome itslikecoffee mate could you follow these if possible
Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
&
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

I do have a gut feeling about your RAM too but it can wait.

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Hello,

I have two broken laptops, resulting in 14 gb mixed (8,4,2 different speeds/makes) ram of which may be faulty, an i7 processor which may be faulty, a duo core 2*2.4 ghz which may be faulty, an nvidia gtx 460m which may be faulty, a dodgy screen and laptop case and potentially broken motherboard from an asus g53jw. As well as spare power supplies, hard drives and all the other usual laptop spares. I was told by asus rep to get my laptop fixed would cost around 500++eur as it is out of warranty and if the processor or ram or gfx card is shot then it will be expensive. So fxxk that! Although odds are it is only one of these components that needs replacing.

So, with all these pricey components, of which some may be faulty, (although I reckon I can eliminate faulty component via trial and error), I have concluded it is best to try and build my own laptop if worthwhile. I have built PCs over the years although this is quite easy and mostly been successful projects.

What is best approach? As in the best folding hard exterior housing case/shell, screen and motherboard for a budget of about 150-300 eur? I think I need a custom case ideally with a screen and a motherboard that fits my other bits and bobs.

Thanks
 

A:99 problems and 2 broken laptops!

The only parts available are OEM parts from existing models. I guess you could ebay a bunch of broken "parts only" hardware from eBay and try to piece something together. But you won't be buying new replacement parts with that budget and it wouldn't be cost effective even if your budget was higher.

Also, whatever case you select, you will need a matching motherboard from that manufacturer (for that model). Unlike desktop PC's, laptop parts are not standard or interchangeable. The cpu selection is then dictated by the few models supported by the motherboard.

Pay to get it fixed, find a decent used model, or find a new model. The budget you noted above should be enough for a new laptop. More depending on speed and options.
 

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I have been blamed for the water damages caused on my 10 months old laptop, I am certain the they were caused by humidity or moisture but not to any water spillages. I am the only one using the laptop in my private room, no one ever get near the laptop. I have tried all possible way to explain to the service department in Italy (Milan), to no avail.  it is not just the cost of repairs they have been asking (The same amount as purchasing a new laptop), it effect my credebility,. I purchased many ACER itam in the past, but this time having been treated as if I was a cheater, it in all fairness effected my status, and morals.  










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A:moisture problems on laptops

If they want the same amount of money as a new Laptop they are trying to rip you off. I would take it to a private repair facility near your home to get an estimate on repairs. These estimates are usually free or very close to free. If they give you the same answer as Acer I would buy a new Computer but something other than an Acer. Besides how would they know how it got damp inside? They are quoting you a worst case scenario methinks. If your Laptop gets that wet where you live I would stongly consider moving. It could get very expensive having to continually replace your Computer!












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Hi, I'm trying to network a compaq laptop to a toshiba laptop, which are both XP but I'm having some difficulty. Nothing seems to work. I've connected them using an ethernet crossover cable. Can someone help please?
 

A:Networking 2 XP laptops - Problems

Have a look at the attachment here:
Basics-networking

and here Simple Networking of 2 PCs
 

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HI, i have disucssed this earlier but got no reply so i am tyring again.

Me and my bro have a home wireless netowkr setup. We both use two laptops which are exactly the same models
the problem is that while his wirless works fine, my wireless occasionally drops. This usually happens when a runnng program e..g msn or voip, freezes. when i close it, the internet is knocked off. In the device manager, my wirless adaptor is connected while doing a ping says the network card is not connected. To fix the problems i just thave to siwtch it off and on again..

Note: this is a realtek 8187b wirless card and it only shows on the device manager when i switch it on.

Now i took both these laptops to a friend's house. My laptop worked fine!!, but my bro's internet ddint even start!!!...it kept on connecting, then disconnecting etc....what is the damn issue!!!
 

A:Two laptops two wireless problems

After updating drivers, I had trouble getting my wifi to talk to my router...
here is what worked for me.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914440

The "Network Diagnostics for Windows XP tool" resolved in seconds all the connectivity issues I was having.
Mind you, I prefer Firefox as my browser...
but MS does make some good stuff.
 

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I have been blamed for the water damages caused on my 10 months old laptop, I am certain the they were caused by humidity or moisture but not to any water spillages. I am the only one using the laptop in my private room, no one ever get near the laptop. I have tried all possible way to explain to the service department in Italy (Milan), to no avail.  it is not just the cost of repairs they have been asking (The same amount as purchasing a new laptop), it effect my credebility,. I purchased many ACER itam in the past, but this time having been treated as if I was a cheater, it in all fairness effected my status, and morals.  











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A:moisture problems on laptops

If they want the same amount of money as a new Laptop they are trying to rip you off. I would take it to a private repair facility near your home to get an estimate on repairs. These estimates are usually free or very close to free. If they give you the same answer as Acer I would buy a new Computer but something other than an Acer. Besides how would they know how it got damp inside? They are quoting you a worst case scenario methinks. If your Laptop gets that wet where you live I would stongly consider moving. It could get very expensive having to continually replace your Computer!













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Hi, I just updated from Win 8.1 to Win 10. Seemed to have worked as it should. But I discoverd I cannot acces my D: partition anymore; I get an notification saying the drive is unreadable and has to be formatted. The partition is located on my Main SDD, together (obviously) with my C: boot partition, which is working fine.
It is not a big loss at itself (D: is only used to install programms), but it's annoying and also quite disturbing...

Anyone got a clue what's going on here?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6050 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -1262 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 699443 MB, Free - 332975 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, PEQAA
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

I am convinced that my computer has been dishonored and is trying to commit Hari-Kari.

This year-old Toshiba P755 came with Win 7 installed. This August after an automatic Windows Update it failed to startup properly. After logging in Explorer would freeze.

I was able to start up in Safe Mode. Windows Update log showed that a half dozen updates had just been installed, and several had failed.

I used Recovery and selected a restore point just before the update. All went OK and the computer now worked until the next time I shut down, whereupon it headed off to re-install the updates. This time I noticed it hung in the Installing Updates, do not turn off your computer" screen for many, many hours, eventually failing to install them.

I repeated this cycle three times over teh next few days, growing more desperate each time. Finally I found a kb on the MSDN site that sounded applicable. It had me download and install a "Mr. Fixit" utility. I did so, got one more lockup, then upon entering Safe Mode saw a new option: Repair Startup or some suc... Read more

A:Windows Update caused startup failure

Here is the MGA diagnostic output if that is any help:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x8007043c
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-4F8HK-M4P73-W8DQG
Windows Product Key Hash: Xs1iQgVeo0C+sObJxS7eu+FuBPQ=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00057
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {F07E249A-8839-4802-82BE-3C98E64D217F}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 100 Genuine
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 - 100 Genuine
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-8... Read more

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I downloaded the Anniversary Update and ran it. It seemed to be doing ok - the % complete got up to 91%, including several restarts, and then I got the frowning face icone with the message "Something went wrong". After that my screen said it was restoring my previous version, which is what I am running now and seems to be OK.

So what now? How is one supposed to figure out what caused the update to fail? I've looked at the upgrader_default.log file but don't see anything helpful in there. There are a couple of error messages with code 0x80070002 but searching that ends up at a MS page that says support for XP has ended.

My boot drive now has a 15.5MB directory called WIndows10Upgrade that has a lot of stuff in it. Is there something in here that's worth running to see what's wrong? Or should I just stick with my current version and wait for the next "upgrade"?

A:How to determine what caused Anniversary Update to fail

Please post a screen shot of disk management:
Screenshot - Take in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi, all! I just installed the latest Windows Updates . It caused Internet Explorer 11 to not open webpage and crash almost instantly. I did a System Restore and the problem was no longer there. Has anyone else had a problem like this or know which particular update may have caused this problem? Note that my Firefox and AOL browsers were not affected by the updates.
Thanks, Mark

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Good day,
I have a blue screen issue. I've been looking for solutions long time.

Everytime I start my PC normally, a blue screen appears with those words:
***STOP:0x00000008e
***Atihdw73.sys - addres 8f40E403 base at 8f400000, date stamp 50998418

This happened exactly in time i was updating my graphic driver ATI Radeon 2600. I am writing to you now in safe mode. I run memory test and it didnt show any error.

I have Win7 ultimate

If you need more info, please tell me and I will provide

Thank you

A:[SOLVED] BSOD 0x8e caused by ATI update

Hi and welcome to TSF please follow the instructions here http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html
I will move you to the Bsod section

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Greetings!When I try to update Windows (Vista Home Edition) it hangs at 0 percent.I don't know if this caused by malware.Kaspersky found nothing and here is the RSIT log:Logfile of random's system information tool 1.04 (written by random/random)Run by HP_Administrator at 2008-12-12 15:42:24Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium Service Pack 1System drive C: has 133 GB (58%) free of 230 GBTotal RAM: 2046 MB (38% free)Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:42:40 PM, on 12/12/2008Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\RUBotted\TMRUBottedTray.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\SRN Micro\SOLOSENT.EXEC:\SRN Micro\SOLOCFG.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exeC:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\hp\kbd\kbd.exeC:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exec:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exeC:\Program Files\Common F... Read more

A:Windows Update Trouble - caused by Malware?

No Comments?

Thanks anyway, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

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I'm honestly not sure if this is more a windows XP issue or more a network issue. My apologies in advance if I've mis-estimated.

I run XP corporate on a Sony VIAO laptop. This morning I finished downloading and installing yesterday's updates. Upon rebooting I was met with two error messages:

(1) Windows told me I had no firewall turned on (something I'd long since dealt with). I use ESET and had long since told XP to stop bugging me about this.

(2) ESET told me that "an error occured while starting services. Analysis of application protocols (POP3, HTTP) will not function."

Along with these errors, I find that I can't get on the internet (though the wireless connection to my router is still working fine). I can only assume that the Windows update caused this problem, but I'm not sure what the problem is.

I assume Windows' update caused the error, since I had nothing like this going on before and the problem started exactly when the update installed. Any help would be much appreciated.

(I looked at services to see if anything had been disabled that shouldn't be. I didn't spot anything. I also re-installed my wireless driver just in case. No dice.)

A:Windows XP update caused notwork issue

Do System Restore to a time before this happened.

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Hi guys,

This is the second BSOD received & I've ran the debugging tools to conclude that its (pci.sys) causing my problem. The laptop is currently up to date and I thought that if I update again this BSOD would be resolved but now its already up to date. I enabled driver verifier to force another BSOD if problems occur but any ideas.?

Thx.

A:Random BSOD after WIN update(Latest caused by: pci.sys)

The crash is caused by Atheros AR8161/8165 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20) driver.

Code:
Irp is active with 4 stacks 3 is current (= 0xfffffa800c8cad70)
No Mdl: No System Buffer: Thread 00000000: Irp stack trace.
cmd flg cl Device File Completion-Context
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
>[ 16, 2] 0 e1 fffffa800ac93050 00000000 fffff800030d9200-fffffa800c961e40 Success Error Cancel pending
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\L1C62x64.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for L1C62x64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for L1C62x64.sys
\Driver\L1C nt!PopSystemIrpCompletion
Args: 00014400 00000000 00000004 00000002
And the driver is not very latest.

Code:
fffff880`0634b000 fffff880`06366000 L1C62x64 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: L1C62x64.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\L1C62x64.sys
Image name: L1C62x64.sys
Timestamp: Mon Jan 16 12:40:16 2012 (4F13CD58)
CheckSum: 0001A3E9
ImageSize: 0001B000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Update the network driver from ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows (Atheros?????)

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Hi Guys,

Please have a look.

Thx

A:Random BSOD after WIN update(Latest caused by: pci.sys)

Code:
BugCheck 9F, {3, fffffa80074f0a10, fffff800038073d8, fffffa80114cee10}

Probably caused by : pci.sys

Code:
0: kd> !irp fffffa80114cee10
Irp is active with 4 stacks 3 is current (= 0xfffffa80114cef70)
No Mdl: No System Buffer: Thread 00000000: Irp stack trace.
cmd flg cl Device File Completion-Context
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
>[ 16, 2] 0 e1 fffffa800ac24050 00000000 fffff80003129200-fffffa800df8f580 Success Error Cancel pending
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\L1C62x64.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for L1C62x64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for L1C62x64.sys
\Driver\L1C nt!PopSystemIrpCompletion
Args: 00014400 00000000 00000004 00000002
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-fffffa800df8f580

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
Update:


Code:
0: kd> lmvm L1C62x64
start end module name
fffff880`06387000 fffff880`063a2000 L1C62x64 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: L1C62x64.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\L1C62x64.sys
Image name: L1C62x64.sys
Timestamp: Mon Jan 16 07:10:16 2012 (4F13CD58)
CheckSum: 0001A3E9
ImageSiz... Read more

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I have an HP laptop running Vista SP2 32bit system. I went to bed on 10/1/2012 with my computer running fine. I woke up the next day to find all hell had broken loose. Weird little things were happening that weren't right so I went to Eset and did an online scan. Sure enough, 2 win32/olmarik viruses showed up. Did the quarantine. Iobit flush of system. Thought everything was ok. Went back to Eset, did another scan, now 9 viruses. Just a few: win32/olmarik AJE trojan ; win52/olm A troj ; win/64 olm G troj, etc. Some even saying "maybe variation of...". Did the whole TDSS Killer, MRT.exe, ran AVG. Rebooted, went to Eset, ran a scan and got the same: win32/AFK, ADZ & AJE trojans and a win32/openinstallapp. Totally pissed at that point. Did a back trace to see where the trigger was and what may have caused it. Two things: one, it was showing it comes from a gaming toolbar I use (which I've had for 2 yrs & NEVER had a problem with!). I uninstalled, went into regedit and found various entries left in there, along with the numbers that were showing up on the viruses when I clicked on properties on Eset. Got rid of every trace of the toolbar. The second thing was the only thing that happened that night was a Windows Update. On the 1st: Definition Update for Microsoft Security Essentials - KB2310138 Installation date: ‎10/‎1/‎2012 3:05 PM Installation status: Successful Update type: Optional - On the 2nd: Microsoft Security Essentials Cl... Read more

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My PC had not been updated for a long time so i recently installed SP2 then headed to the windows update site. The list was quite long, 56mb worth of priority updates. I downloaded them and my computer need to be restarted.

Upon restart, major problems...Windows wouldn't load!!. It would get to just before login screen when a blue screen would flash then PC would restart, over and over again.

I ended up doing a total recovery to fix the problem. My PC needs the updates, but i don't want to have this issue again. Any ideas?

A:Windows update caused major headaches

SP2 has a Boot Option to disable automatic restarting in the event of errors. Hit F8 early and often and select this boot option from the Boot Options menu. When XP crashes it will show an error number and error text. From that information a less painful repair becomes possible than doing a full reinstallation of XP.

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Hi,
I ran into a problem on my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my MSI CR700x notebook a few weeks ago. For some reason, when logging in, after entering my password, I was stuck at the Welcome screen, that blue "waiting cursor" was still circulating, but nothing happened even after 10 minutes. Sometimes I didn't even get to the login screen, because after the "Starting Windows" screen, I was stuck at a black screen, where only the mouse cursor was shown. In both cases, the only way to quit was to shut down the computer using the power button. (in safe mode I could log in without problems)

To workaround, I booted up from the recovery CD, and chose System Restore. I could only choose restore points related to Updates, after this, I could boot up and log in one time (!), however, after a second restart the same problem occured, and to even use the PC I needed to do a system restore from the recovery CD before each start. Automatic updates were turned on. After a few days I've had enough of it, so I decided to reinstall Windows, but after 3-4 days the same problem occured again. (updates were still turned on). So for a few weeks I even went back to XP. Now I have Windows 7 installed again, but with Automatic Updates turned off, and the system is working properly for a week now.

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A:Stuck at User logon, probably caused by an update

At first, you should follow these steps :

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Hi, all! I just installed the latest Windows Updates . It caused Internet Explorer 11 to not open webpage and crash almost instantly. I did a System Restore and the problem was no longer there. Has anyone else had a problem like this or know which particular update may have caused this problem? Note that my Firefox and AOL browsers were not affected by the updates.
Thanks, Mark

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Did anyone else suffer a crash after installing windows updates on 1-11-11?  I have a desktop computer and a laptop, and they both crashed after installing the updates.  They both went in to system restore mode and spent several minutes
trying to fix the problem before finally rebooting and coming out of the crash.  Both times a message came up afterward saying windows had suffered a major problem.  On both occasions the norton anti-virus and firewalls had been disabled on
reboot.  At first I thought it might be a virus on my desktop, but it was weird how the exact same thing happened on my laptop.  Any clue as to what caused it?  Is it possible to have updates do that to your system? Thanks.

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Hello! My HP Stream 11 Pro G2 had was having some issues streaming bluetooth audio, so I decided to try updating the drivers. I believe it has Intel 7265 Wireless adapter. The original drivers were version 17.1, and I tried the latest drivers on the HP website (18.16 I think). After installing the drivers and rebooting, the bluetooth device doesn't work. It says STATUS_DEVICE_POWER_FAILURE in the properties in Device Manager. I also tried going to the latest drivers from Intel (19.10) and the same problem occurs. When I try to go back to the 17.1 drivers from Intel (Windows 8.1 x64) like it originally had, I get an error saying I can't downgrade. I still get this message even if I "uninstall" the driver from Device Manager. Does anyone know how to:1) Get the newer drivers to work? and failing that:2) go back to my old drivers? Thanks!- Jordan

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Hi

Windows 8 Forum

I Have a problem with my HP NV6-1126SA Laptop which came with Windows 8. I have done a windows 8 update which has caused my screen to become very dim. I have tried
The basic adjusting setups for example the FN and brightness key which does not work.The lower right corner adjust which are on full and still no effect on the screens brightness.Scanned with Anti-MalwareBytes and removed the two trojansThe SFC Scan had repaired some of the errors except the brightness of the screen.Disk Check found no errors

I have recently used your removal tool to remove McAfee from my laptop and manually removed Norton Internet Security. I do have Windows Defender on there.

I was wondering if i should replace Windows Defender with Microsoft Security Essential? Also I want to identify the problem with my brightness of the screen if it is software related.

Thank You

A:WIndows 8 Update Caused Screen to stay dim

Hello Sunny210,

These threads might give you a helping hand:

http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-h...-t-adjust.html

http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-h...-1-update.html

Have a look see if it helps and get back to us.

I believe in Windows eight MSE and Windows Defender merged to make windows 8 "Windows Defender". This is confusing as it is named the same thing in Windows 7 for example. Although the Windows 8 Windows defender now encapsulates both pieces of software so should not need to install MSE.

Cheers,
Harry

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After accidentally leaving Automatic Updates on, windows installed 17 (!!) updates at a time. Somehow, this caused my wireless modem to stop functioning.

I finally bought a new modem, but unfortunately its installation sticks at the exact same point the old one did, leading me to believe it is a hardware independent problem.

When I run the installation software, everything goes smoothly up until the point when I shut down in order to physically install the hardware. Upon rebooting, the installation is supposed to hand over to the New Hardware Wizard, which it does. However, even when I tell the Wizard exactly where to find the proper drivers, it fails to find them. The only other option the Wizard has is to connect to the internet, which I can't do. After that, it just tells me that the install has failed.

I know they are the current drivers, as they come directly from the company website. I've tried reinstalling the drivers from the Device Manager, but the New Hardware Wizard just opens again with the same results.

The problem only appeared after all the updates installed, so I wonder if uninstalling some of the more recent updates would fix the problem, but I am unsure how to do this. I just want to get one modem or the other equipped with the proper drivers. If anyone could help me do this, I would be eternally grateful.

A:driver difficulties caused by windows update (?)

Hi there drepper, to uninstall the updates go into your Control Panel and select Add/Remove programs. When it open, place a check in 'Show updates' at the top of the page, then when the list populates, scroll down to reveal the updates/hotfixes and to the right of each one should be the install date.

Also, are the drivers which you're having problems with currently compressed/zipped?

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I ran the lastest Windows updates on my PC and when it rebooted it was stuck on the "Configuring Windows do Not Shut Down" screen for hours. Finally, I shut down and the PC would not start up. I tried to do a system restore to before the Windows update, and got errors. However, the PC did start up (and actually said the restore worked), but not everything is functioning correctly on the PC (there is no HDMI sound for example and Google Chrome Updater will not connect to the internet).

I tried to do another system restore from within Windows and got the error message in the attached screen shot.

Does anyone know how to get system restore to start working again?

Thanks in advance for the help.

BTW - Here is the log from TSG SysInfo:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 925 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6135 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5450, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 598652 MB, Free - 296303 MB; D: Total - 11595 MB, Free - 1668 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, ALOE
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Solved: Windows Update Caused Issue

I was able to get get Windows Restore to run, but things are still not running correctly. One example is the Google Chrome updater can't connect. Then, when I try to manually download Chrome and install it I get a message that says it will not install as Windows updates are needed (but when I try to install the Windows updates my PC gets stuck on the reboot (as detailed above).

Internet Exploerer will also not start. The problem details in the error message are:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: iexplore.exe
Application Version: 9.0.8112.16446
Application Timestamp: 4fb5ac91
Fault Module Name: aswWebRepIE64.dll
Fault Module Version: 7.0.1456.418
Fault Module Timestamp: 4ff31ba0
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00000000000167d1
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 1f6f
Additional Information 2: 1f6f2d215733aeb07f49b7ea5b84bba7
Additional Information 3: 8878
Additional Information 4: 88782d9724deba442e5003b8fdc7962a

Any help would be greatly appreciated. If more information is needed, please let me know and I will provide what I can.

Thanks.
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite with Windows 10 that connects with a 'privacy' network while the Lenovo Laptop has Windows 7 and connects with either a homegroup or workgroup only. How do I connect them together? They don't seem to work with the privacy network.

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I don't know if its the laptop or if it has to do with the router but it seems that Apple laptops always interfere with my wifi connection.

My brothers Mac does it when we both visit home and my girlfriends roommates mac always kicks both of our laptops off the wifi. After a few minutes it will let us connect back up but then dies out again after a few minutes.

I assume it has to do with the laptops because neither my brother or the roommate seem to have the problem and it only happens when they are online.

Anyone Know whats up?

Thanks All!

A:Apple Laptops seem to force my Windows Laptops Offline...

Any Help Anyone?

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Here's a thought. I've been searching high and low for an affordable laptop which has

Awesome Graphics card (not sure what - but something that could handle Crysis at high)
15-16" screen with 1920 x 1080 res
4gb or more ddr3 1333mhz ram
core i7-720qm or higher processor
backlit keyboard
HDMI, long battery life, etc etc

So basically everything but at under $2500. I even bought a dell studio xps 1645 with the above specs and the price was real good ($1730 with student discount) but it had lots of problems so i had to return it.

Now that the problem is solved (? maybe?).. dell dont offer that laptop in that configuration, making the laptop around $2400 just due to an increase in RAM (6gb instead of 4gb).

And since I am unsure of the quality with dell or any other brand for that matter, I was wondering if there is any laptop out there that gives alienware m15x performance for a smaller pricetag? (a discount coupon for the above would do! hehe)

If not, what about "overhauling" or "Pimp My Laptop" sorta stuff if you catch my drift... You know customizing the laptop or even building it up from scratch.

I've done some basic upgrades in the past (RAM HDD, bluetooth card etc.) but does anyone have any experience in upgrading graphics cards, screens and CPU's?

Any experience or information about this is very welcome, as finding the right laptop in the right price is sorta like the Holy Grail of laptops, especially in NZ s... Read more

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I am experiencing several problems that I believe (though I am not sure) are related to windows 10 as I began to experience them after an update in November.
I am stuck using Edge as a browser, Firefox will download and install, but will only display blank pages, Chrome cannot connect to the internet to complete installation even though my internet connection is ok. Internet explorer will not work at all.
The steam app will not connect to the network, meaning that I am unable to download anything. This happens despite the network being up and my internet connection working
YouTube videos will not play properly. the page will usually have to be refreshed several times before the video will play.
Videos played in media player etc. will not play sound. Sound plays fine when the file is played on another device.
I have tried the usual things such as uninstalling and reinstalling the programs and disabling my firewall when the programs are unable to connect but to no avail.

Thank you in advance to anyone who may be able to suggest anything, or to shed light on what may be causing these issues.
P.S Sorry If I have not posted this in the correct place

A:Multiple issues possibly caused by windows 10 update

Lots of things to do starting with making sure your Windows Updates are installed successfully. Also run SFC /scannow and chkdsk /r. Report back and we'll see where we stand.

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I did a restart, logged in and screen remained blank. I tried to restart several times and had the same problem. Finally I did a system restore and booted okay. I then deleted all files and folders in Windows/SoftwareDistribution and changed the windows update setting to not check for updates because I didn't want the update to apply after any restarts. How should I go about fixing the problem so I can get and install updates. Any help would be appreciated and sorry for being long-winded.

A:June Windows 8.1 update caused desktop not to display

I have the exact same problem after installing the updates. I noticed that explorer.exe didn't start on my computer. If I start it manually it does show up in de task manager but nothing else happens.
Edit: I've added a screenshot of the updates.

Edit2: I have installed all the updates except for KB2969339 on a different windows and I didn't experience any problems. So KB2969339 seems to be the one causing all the trouble. You can rightclick on the update in the update list and click hide to hide it so you never accidentally install it again. However, I don't know anything about computers so I don't know if doing that will cause more problems later on.

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Hello,
I just had a update on Win10 Pro 64b and it has made my desktop icon text almost unreadable as it has put a black shadow on the text. Any ideas please?
Many thanks in advance imk

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Hi there,

I received a Windows Vista Home Premium SP 2 (32 bits) that was practically dead, after the lady that owns it had tried to remove a trojan by using tools like 'internet protection', 'system repair', 'trojan remover' and 'registry reviver'. After having done some initial cleaning up with Anti-Malwarebytes and Norman Malware Cleaner I managed to restore the system to end July.

I reinstalled the ladies damaged antivirus & firewall program (Norman) and verything seemed OK until I started to apply the necessary Windows Updates. Then I learned from the error code that the update could not be installed because of one or more running processes. Since this could not be overcome by using a clean boot, or the safe mode I started to suspect hidden malware or a rootkit. Other things that since then occurred to me are: IE advertising pages turning up automatically (approx. every half hour) and a lot of HDD activity while the system is in rest.

You'll find the DDS log under this message. The requested attachment is also added.
I did not attach the GMER log since it was empty (no modifications found.(N.B. In GMER most options were greyed out; so I ran it with only 'services', 'registry', 'files' and ADS ticked.)

I sincerely hope you can help me to get rid of the 'evil underneath the hood'.

Repad

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DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSx86
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A:Failing WIndows Update caused by malware/rootkit

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Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop, In-home wireless network, no other computers, running Windows 10.
After the most recent update(s), I now get occasional messages in the lower right corner saying "Cannot connect to the Internet. Please verify your Internet connection and try again". I do not believe those messages, because I do not notice any interruption of anything that I am doing when they appear. The messages are accompanied by a white "I" in a blue dot. The messages appear about every few minutes and stay for about 5 to 10 seconds. I never got these messages before, and I have been using Windows 10 for many months. Please advise. Thanks,

Sam K.

Another update seems to have cleared up the problem. I have marked this as solved.

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I allowed the Windows update at the power off feature.  Now when I logon I all I have is a blank screen with a mouse cursor.  I can access the task manager and perform a restore point, using the "create new task" and typing "rstrui.exe".  I can access restore points but after running the program I get the error that it wasn't perform because I have an Anti Virus program still running.  I cannot disable it in task manager.  Also I cannot access the boot up mode so I can run Safe Mode.  F8 does nothing.
 
thanks

A:Windows update caused blank screen after logon

Hold the Shift key and click the power button on the lower right corner of the login screen.
Continue holding shift and choose restart.
 
This should bring you to a startup options menu where you can choose boot options such as safe mode with networking.
 
Attempt to run the system restore again, if it fails try running 'dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth' from an administrative command prompt.
Let me know of the result.

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After doing and automatic update yesterday my windows laptop is telling me that one of my key drivers is broken and it needs to be restored. The screenshot is below.
click here ideas, I don't have any sort of windows disks or cds etc.
Cheers
Any

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Hi,

This is my first time posting, so I tried to err on the side of being over-inclusive in how much information I provide about my problem. Thanks very much for any help or advice!

My System and Hardware
I am running XP Home SP2 on a Compaq Presario V2000 laptop with a Mobile AMD Sempron 1.66 GHz processor and 384 MB of ram. My ethernet card is a Broadcom 802.11 - PC1 bus 5, device 2, function 0. The driver is C:\WINDOWS\system 32\DRIVERS\BCMWL5.sys. The driver uses the following items: client for microsoft networks, deterministic network enhancer, file and printer sharing for microsoft networks, QoS packet scheduler, and TCP/IP.

The Problem
I just downloaded and installed iTunes update 7.4.2.1 and the Apple Software Update. Upon rebooting, my internet connection can't get past "acquiring network address." This problem exists whether I try to access the internet via my wireless network or by directly plugging into the cable modem. When I try to "repair" the connection, it stops at "renewing IP address." My other laptop computer, on which I did not install the iTunes update or the Apple Software Update, is still able to connect to the wireless network without a problem.

I ran a spyware program, but that did not help. I ran Symantec Anti-virus check, but it found nothing. I un-installed iTunes. I tried to uninstall the Apple Software Update, but I don't think I was successful. The problem remains.

In the event log under Appl... Read more

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Hey everyone,

Hope somebody can help- my computer is an HP Pavilion dv7 PC Notebook, running Vista 64bit, everything at it's most updated. I got prompted to update my system by Windows Update, and I went ahead and clicked on the ones that were security oriented, and one pertaining to my Nvidia HD driver figuring that it couldn't hurt. Well, immediately after this was completed and the system restarted, there arose a problem. The mute key on my quickplay touch pad above the keyboard stays lit orange, meaning muted. I can touch it and the icon in the volume control on the screen will become muted, and I touch it again and it becomes unmuted- but the key itself remains orange as if indicating it's muted... which it sort of is. I'll explain: there is only sound coming out of the subwoofer on the bottom of the computer itself, not out of the high quality speakers above the keyboard. It's troubling me, and I've gone through all the typical procedures, reverting back to the last updated state, deleting the updated files, etc. So, essentially, I know I could use headphones (tried, and they seem to be working fine) or external speakers, but the one that was built into my unit was absolutely top-notch and I loved it. It's troublesome to spend so much money just to have something dumb like this happen, I've had this unit for months and have had no issues until this. I highly doubt it's virus related- just doesn't seem to be the case, and I've scanned for them numerous times now with... Read more

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i've had an ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series video card for a while, and i decided to update my drivers today, install seemed fine, it brought up Catalyst Control Center, but now when i log on to my game(World of Warcraft) the letters in chat are all messed up with random symbols. When i scroll through the chat it goes back and forth between these symbols, and regular letters. i have a Vista, and i attached a file showing the problem. so far i've only disabled Anti-Aliasing on Catalyst Control Center, everything else is default
 

A:Video Card Driver Update Caused Problem

Try going into device manager (rt click computer then properties, then hardware or device manager depending on your OS), rt click your display adapter, then properties, click on drivers tab and select 'roll back driver'.
If this fixes your problem you will know it was the driver update that screwed it up, otherwise it may be your card that has become faulty.
 

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Windows 7 OS was automatically updated on 9 July 2014. (16 updates)
At the next reboot I powered up the PC, windows loaded normally and the updates installed.
On the next restart, I found that the system halted at the blue welcome screen.
Then after about 2 mins windows loaded normally.
This happened each time I rebooted.
I then restored the PC back to before the update.
When I powered down the updates were again automatically loaded.
When I rebooted, the PC halted at the blue screen but then windows loaded after 2 mins.
The updates were then installed.
I then rebooted and the start-up sequence was back to normal.
My question is how can a windows update have caused this start-up problem.

A:Windows 7 automatic update caused start-up problem

Further investigation has revealed that the problem had nothing to do with windows updates.
The problem seems to be a Belkin Powered USB Hub.
Removing all the devices connected via the hub but leaving the hub connected results in the start-up problem.
Removing the hub completely resulted in a normal start-up.
When the hub was replaced with a similar Belkin Powered USB Hub, started-up remains normal.
So, it appears the original hub was faulty and impacting on the start-up sequence.

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Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop, In-home wireless network, no other computers, running Windows 10.
After the most recent update(s), I now get occasional messages in the lower right corner saying "Cannot connect to the Internet. Please verify your Internet connection and try again". I do not believe those messages, because I do not notice any interruption of anything that I am doing when they appear. The messages are accompanied by a white "I" in a blue dot. The messages appear about every few minutes and stay for about 5 to 10 seconds. I never got these messages before, and I have been using Windows 10 for many months. Please advise. Thanks,

Sam K.

Another update seems to have cleared up the problem. I have marked this as solved.

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Hi,

This is my first time posting, so I tried to err on the side of being over-inclusive in how much information I provide about my problem. Thanks very much for any help or advice!

My System and Hardware
I am running XP Home SP2 on a Compaq Presario V2000 laptop with a Mobile AMD Sempron 1.66 GHz processor and 384 MB of ram. My ethernet card is a Broadcom 802.11 - PC1 bus 5, device 2, function 0. The driver is C:\WINDOWS\system 32\DRIVERS\BCMWL5.sys. The driver uses the following items: client for microsoft networks, deterministic network enhancer, file and printer sharing for microsoft networks, QoS packet scheduler, and TCP/IP.

The Problem
I just downloaded and installed iTunes update 7.4.2.1 and the Apple Software Update. Upon rebooting, my internet connection can't get past "acquiring network address." This problem exists whether I try to access the internet via my wireless network or by directly plugging into the cable modem. When I try to "repair" the connection, it stops at "renewing IP address." My other laptop computer, on which I did not install the iTunes update or the Apple Software Update, is still able to connect to the wireless network without a problem.

I ran a spyware program, but that did not help. I ran Symantec Anti-virus check, but it found nothing. I un-installed iTunes. I tried to uninstall the Apple Software Update, but I don't think I was successful. The problem remains.

In the event log under Applicati... Read more

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Yesterday I was notified by HP Support Assistant that there was an "important" new printer driver update for my HP printer. I installed it and immediately the following issue started: The display on my laptop screen is out of position - it is shifted about an inch to the left and down, so there is an inch-wide black bar down the right side of the screen, and the start button and task bar are off the bottom of the screen.

I've tried everything I can find ... display settings, screen resolution, graphics card settings, etc. I restored to a system restore point created just before the software update, but it didn't solve the issue. I contacted HP support by phone, but as the PC and printer are both out of warranty, they were unable to help without a charge. They helped me uninstall and reinstall the printer driver, but it did not solve the issue.

Meanwhile, I've set the screen resolution to a lower setting and moved the task bar to the left so I can see the entire screen image, even if it is not using the full screen.

The computer is an HP Pavilion dv6-2150us laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit with SP1. The printer is an HP Officejet Pro 8500a.

Any suggestions?

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Hi,
I am pretty stuck with this one so any help will be appreciated.I've setup the 2 laptops to see each other fine (printing,internet) but although from one (name it A) of them I can access and share everything all the time, from the other (B) I can only access him and move files when I do the following procedure:

Control Panel
Administative Tools
Local Policy
User Rights Assingment
Access this computer from Network....................Guest, .....

and then I go and include on the settings there Guest or whatever and everything works fine.As soon as I restart B the settings reset (probably) and I have to do that all over again in order to gain access to it.When B restarts there is nothing on the Access this computer from Network, on the right is blank.

Is there anyway to "convince" B to save the settings in order to be able to work properly???

thanks
Marios
 

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My PC updated Windows 10 yesterday afternoon ("Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3135173)". After rebooting, it completely screwed all my custom file associations (mostly for media files: photos, audio, and video).

A few minutes after the reboot, the Action Center started firing popups at me, one after the other, every few seconds:




"An app default was reset. An app caused a problem with the default setting for .avi files so it was reset to Films & TV."




with a different file extension for each popup (avi, bmp, mp4, and so on) . Even .pdf files were changed from Adobe Reader to Microsoft Edge. As well, all my custom context menu items for these same file types were also deleted. I spent a lot of time setting these associations up and now they were all obliterated. I'd backed them all up in a .reg file but running it didn't do anything. So with a heavy (and angry) sigh I started manually changing the associations back to the way I had them. However, each time I finished making a change within seconds the Action Center would fire the same message as before at me for the file type I'd just changed and it would be reset back to the MS default again.

Finally in exasperation, I just used System Restore to go back before the updates and that solved the problem. Now, the Action Center keeps nagging me to set a time to reinstall this same update. I know I can't block it indefinitely, and t... Read more

A:Last update caused all custom file associations to reset to defaults

Hi, seemed to have affected photos/images for me.
It's often worth being familiar with the many Tutorials (see above)

To save and restore associations:
Default App Associations - Export and Import for New Users in Windows - Windows 10 Forums

So you could save your associations, let the update install, restore your associations

Let us know if it works. Thanks.

(& To suppress an update (FYI):
Windows Updates - Hide or Show in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
)

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Hey, guys this is my first post but this is my last resort before i just run a magnet over my harddrive and stab myself in the neck with a trowel - a day or too ago i performed a clean installation from a bootable usb of win 7 64bit ultimate onto my custom desktop i had built. I had previously had win 7 32bit home prem. at the end of the installation it said a few things couldnt be configured and wanted me to redo the installation and so i did: same thing happened. i got impatient and shift-f10'ed cmd prompt and then manually finished the installation via msoobe.exe. got to the desktop and all was good. installed all the 64 bit drivers and copied my stuff over etc. then i performed a restart so that the drivers could install. then on restart my computer began configuring updates... nothing out of the ordinary until i get something along the lines off 'updates failed to configure reverting... dont turn off'. I let that finish and now when it restarted i got to starting windows when all of a sudden it bluescreens with the 0x0000012a 'No MUI lnguage pack or something like that'. attempt to boot into all 3 types of safe mode - same BSOD So i perform a startup repair and get nowhere. run a sfc scan and chkdsk and thats when i realized that cmd couldnt even recognise the c:\ and now im lost. WHAT DO???? please help me.

A:[SOLVED] BSOD Caused by Failed MUI language pack update

Where did you obtain your installation media for Ultimate? I suspect the install media was bad and resulted in a bad install.

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This morning HP Support Assistant offered 4 updates.I updated the Notebook System BIOS (Softpaq number: SP73290 Version F.21Ap1) and the HDMI port for the second display stopped working.When I tried to update the NVIDIA High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver (Softpaq number: SP72727 Version: 10.18.13.5384Ap15) that installation failed. Please help me restore the HDMI port. 

A:Update to BIOS caused HDMI Port to stop working

Hi @DougMin?,Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues with help from the community!I came across your post about the Notebook, and wanted to assist you! I have looked into your issue about your HP ENVY 15-ae109na Notebook and  issues with updates. You can do a system restore. System restore will help if something automatically updated and did not go well on the Notebook. When performing a System restore please note remove any and all USB devices. Disconnect all non-essential devices as they can cause issues.You could  try using the Windows Update Troubleshooting tool to fix any updates that have not come through for Windows.  Please restart the Notebook twice to make sure all update have been completed!Please let me know how this goes.You can say thanks for trying to help by clicking the Thumbs Up below!.Thanks.

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Greetings,
 
Windows 7 Home Premium automatically updated last night and now when the computer gets to the Loading Windows animation, it freezes after about 1 second, then I get a BSOD with a STOP: 0x000007b (0cFFFFF880009A9928, 0xffffffffc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) error - I have 2 Windows 7 partitions on a single hard drive - partition 2 has Windows 7 Home Premium as well, but does not have the update (haven't used that partition in months) - the (non-updated) 2nd partition boots up fine (rules out hardware issue).
 
So far I tried Windows' auto startup repair both from the partition and from a recovery disk with no luck.  Safe mode gives the same error. Any clues on how to undo the Update via Advanced Startup Repair (the automatic repair isn't working and there are no restore points found, so I'd likely have to do it manually via CMD)?  I've tried Chkdsk /f /r already and it showed 0 bad sectors but displayed  "failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50"
 
Bottom Line:  Any clue how to fix the startup without reinstalling/formatting?  I'm guessing I'd need to remove the failed patch somehow (Dism.exe?) via Command in the Advanced Repair environment, but I don't know how to.
 
Computer Specs:
ASUS Bamboo edition laptop (U43F)
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
Intel i5
RAM: 6gb DDR3
Graphics: Intel HD/Shared

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