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Windows 7 - Auto Restart Not Working After Windows Updates Installed

Q: Windows 7 - Auto Restart Not Working After Windows Updates Installed


We have a windows update group policy applied to various users machines in our domain. The policy is to automatically restart / update users machines if they are logged off. This does not appear to be working in any case.

I have compared the registry settings on machines to what they should be if the policy applied and they are correct:


AUOptions - 4
NoAutoRebootedWithLoggedOnUsers - 1
ScheduledInstallDay - 0
ScheduledInstallTime- 1

This would imply the install / restart should be happening automatically at 1am if no user is logged on.

When users come in in the morning and log in they immediately get a "Restart your machine to finish installing updates" dialogue and it is driving us insane!

Can anyone please advise ?


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Usually Windows is OK about notifying you but for this last update I had 5 different people all call me VERY upset that they had lost important work because Windows Updates just hijacked their computer and started installing and then restarted WITHOUT NOTICE.
I like the Auto install feature to ensure that updates aren't missed but really???? Why does Microsoft have to act like the very thing it is trying to prevent and take over your computer without your permission.
At the very least if there is a user logged in their should be a window that REQUIRES a "yes" click before an auto-restart is performed.
I have a solution to prevent this (below) but really it SHOULD be by default for everyone, not requiring specific knowledge of a policy to be set. My father has now lost part of his book he was writing (in Word) that he will never get back because
of Microsoft's hijacking.
I have the Group Policy Set "No auto restarts when users are logged in" but I am running Windows 7 Professional and it isn't so easy with the other versions.
For those who don't have Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate to run gpedit.msc - Computer Config-Admin templates-Windows Components-Windows Update you can use the following - save in Notepad and rename to a something.reg file and double click.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
"AutoInstallMi... Read more

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Can I install Windows Updates Automatically, but not restart automatically?
Or disable restarting after installing updates?
I am leaving my computer to run programs while I am away, and it is a b*tch to see coming home and see Windows restarted.
I chose the option to download, but ask me to install. That is my solution, but I was wondering if there was any way to disable automatic restarting.
(I know, just install when you want is a great option, I was just wondering, that is it.)

P.S.: Do we have a delete post option in the forum. At least in the next 15 minutes or an hour, or posts without a reply?

A:Can I install Windows Updates Automatically, but not restart auto?

If you've set Updates to ask you to install, you are installing them yourself not automatically so install them when you can handle the restart but not when you are doing something else.

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Hi All,
Around a year ago, I got the brilliant Windows 10 Update Popup.
Even though I declined, Windows awarded me with a forced Update loop....

I don't recall how i prevented the forced Update loop to continue... I guess I deleted some files and chose in the windows options to search updates but only install when I chose to. Since then I had a pop-up asking to restart every time I switch
on, and I found out lately that he actually didn't installed any update since then. 

2 weeks ago, I decided to let windows update himself automatically after finding my Windows Defender got disabled every time I switched on.

And NOW, I Have forced updates every 24h, with the pending updates not being installed, expect for 2 updates the after the first restart 2 weeks ago and for 1 or 2 others: I still have the windows update popup too.

Can anyone help me...? at least stop the forced updates...

I wasn't able to put pictures here, but I have them on:

So, I've tried some troubleshooting:

1-selecting "Correct Problems with Windows Update"
2-transfering and executing WindowsUpdate.diagcab . The first time I believe it said it corrected registry or registration and windows updates.    After that, I've executed again 3/4times and it said it corrected registry
and was unable to correct ... Read more

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My web cam on Dell XPS L501X stopped working after installing windows 10 updates.Tried all the steps can any one help with this one please.
When tried to access web cam via Skype it says "can't start video try closing programs that might be using your [email protected]

A:Web Cam not working after windows 10 updates were installed

Did you recently install/reinstall/upgrade the operating system? If yes, did you install the Dell System Software (if applicable) and the chipset drivers first? If not, the rest of the drivers will fail to install. How to Download and Install Drivers in the Correct Order
Windows 7/8 is supposed to provide the webcam drivers for most Dell computers. If you system needs webcam drivers, go to Drivers and Downloads enter your service tag, then select your operating system. If your system needs webcam drivers, they'll be listed under Input.
(Windows 8)How to make the webcam work with help from this YouTube. You have to open the Camera app first, and then click Settings on the charm bar to see where you can give the app permission to use the webcam.
Try reading...
Using and Troubleshooting the Dell Webcam and Dell Webcam Central Software You can try this file, also known as Dell Webcam Central Version 1.40.05 .

Make a system restore point.
Start, control panel, device manager, Go to the USB Controller section and click the + sign. Go to each USB Root Hub. Right click on it, left click uninstall.
Restart your computer. When you login, the new hardware wizard will reinstall everything. Please be patient, it could take up to 2 minutes.
Try the webcam and see if it works.

If no, then the webcam became detached from the motherboard, usually near the webcam


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Installed a new hard drive and did a clean install of windows 7 on it. Installed the the drivers from the recovery cd and I get the message " windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running". Any ideas on what I might be able to do?

A:Windows updates not working after drivers installed

Hello Jayc4489 and welcome to the forums

Try this:

Command Prompt

Warning: this fix is specific to the user in this thread. No one else should follow these instructions as it may cause more harm than good. If you are after assistance, please start a thread of your own.

Click on the Start button and in the search box, type Command Prompt
When you see Command Prompt on the list, right-click on it and select Run as administrator
When command prompt opens, copy and paste the following commands into it, press enter after each

net stop wuauserv

regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll

net start wuauserv

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Yesterday, I got a balloon notification saying that there were some Windows Updates available. I like to keep my PC up-to-date, and since I wasn't in the middle of anything urgent I had my Windows 7 32-bit PC download and install them. WU asked to reboot my computer, so I got to a stopping point and clicked reboot.

When I rebooted my PC, my 2nd monitor stopped working and wouldn't detect.

So I downloaded installed the latest drivers and restarted, nothing. Tried rolling back to a restore point before the updates, nothing. Uninstalled the video card and rebooted, nothing.

I have an ATI Raedon 3600 Series video card, installed into a Dell Optiplex 360, running 2 Dell 19" LCD monitors. Nothing super fancy or extravagant going on here.

I am a bit at a loss. I was going to maybe take out the video card and try reinstalling it physically and "softwarically". But I do not think that will actually help. It was working fine for months, and so I am guessing it has something to do with the Windows Updates that were installed.

Anyone else experiencing similar issues? Anyone have any ideas?


A:Installed Windows Updates - 2nd Monitor Stopped Working

I tried installing a new video card, which wasn't much luck. But after I put the Radeon 3650 back in the internal video card was detected. I hooked up my second monitor to that one, which since I do not run any graphics intensive programs on this computer isn't a big deal.

Not my favorite fix, but it works so. Yeah.

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I have just reloaded Windows 7 and set up WinMail, after Windows updated 100+ files WinMail now doesnot work, does anybody have any ideas

A:WinMail stopped working after windows installed updates

Hello Paul and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm guessing you're talking about Windows Live Mail. It's possible that when you installed WLM something corrupted the installation. It's also possible that one or more of the 100+ Windows Updates failed to install correctly and had an effect on WLM. If you had the updates install automatically it will be difficult if not impossible to figure out which one(s) might be the problem. You may not like the suggestion I'm about to offer.

First, you could uninstall Windows Live Mail, reboot, then try reinstalling to see if the problem is corrected.

How to remove and reinstall Windows Live Essentials

If that doesn't correct the problem I'd uninstall all of the Windows Updates.

Remove an update

Then I'd install maybe 10 at a time, keeping track of which 10 updates you're installing by making note of the KB number. Use the computer for a while to see if there are any problems. If all works as it should, install 10 more updates. If a problem occurs, you'll know exactly which 10 updates might be causing the issue. Uninstall those 10 updates and reinstall just one at a time. Run the computer for a while, if no problems, install next update. Either all 10 will install correctly or you'll find the problem update(s).

If still no joy you could try running the System Update Readiness Tool.

What is the System Update Readiness Tool?.

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I had to install a new hard drive on my 4 year old Gateway FX6831 desktop computer. I used the recovery disks that I created when I bought the computer to install Windows 7 to the new drive. Everything appeared to be working fine but when I tried to download a Verizon online and back-up sharing program, a message came up that I had to install net.framework. When I tried to do that, it failed which led me to look at the automatic update selection. I am not able to get any windows updates. It shows that my windows version is genuine and I have the product key from the side of my computer. Do I need to start over and use the recovery disks again to start fresh? I've spent two weeks trying to figure this out. Thanks for any advice!

A:New Hard Drive Installed, No Windows 7 Updates Working

Microsoft has a tool that can automatically troubleshoot windows update & fix any problems it finds. Here's a link to it. http://support.microsoft.com/gp/windows-update-issues

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XP home -SP2
When at Windows Update page where it states: click here to ''review your update history' the page/link will not display...getting a message about a problem not allowing the link to load -i did what was recommended to remedy the situation to no avail ...this 'failure to load/view' just started few days ago ! Was always able to view this area...is it important i know my 'history' of updates ? - I am 'set' to auto receive update via notification but NOT download automatically - i decide on 'which' updates to use... thanks in advance...

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Win Updates Disabler: Disable\Enable Windows Updates, Windows Defender, Security Center, Windows Firewall

Win Updates Disabler is a very simple Windows OS software that helps you to completely disable or enable Automatic Updates on your Windows system. Moreover, it can help to disable or enable Windows Defender, Windows Security Center and Windows Firewall. Remember that it is important keep your system up to date for security reasons, however, if for privacy reasons or for any other reason you want to disable Windows Updates and the other Windows security services, this little tool is all that you need. This program works fine on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 (32\64-bit).

Program Key Features

Completely Disable or Enable Automatic Updates on Windows
Disable or Enable Windows Defender, Security Center, Windows Firewall
Ask to Reboot the PC After the Changes have Been Applied
Run it Directly from the USB with the Portable Version
Works on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32\64-bit)

Download http://www.site2unblock.com/download/win-updates-disabler-setup.exe

Portable Version http://www.site2unblock.com/download/win-updates-disabler-portable.zip


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I am running the home edition of windows 7 as fresh install and I have just come across a limitation i can't seem to get beyond.

I want to enable the "No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Updates" which I would normally do using gpedit.msc, which of course isn't available in the home edition

question is does anyone know where i need to add the registry key as the folder hierarchy isn't the same as vista so the normal route HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU doesn't exist

any ideas ??

A:No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Updates

no help here

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I'm curious, how do forum members manage the updating of their installed applications in Windows:

Do you allow the software to auto update itself?

Do you manually update software?

Do you use the (Windows) Firewall to control what can and can't access the internet for updates?

Currently I have firewall rules to allow most applications to check for updates obline but I'm wondering if this is good/bad/etc or if I should rather do this manually?

A:Do you allow auto updates of your installed software?

I allow autoupdates.

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i experience windows auto-restart when i use some applications (neatimage, emulation games..) but not when surfing & normal MS office applications. i checked the event viewer & i got "system error" msg of category (102) and event 1003.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: System Error
Event Category: (102)
Event ID: 1003
Date: 5/11/2007
Time: 7:19:19 PM
User: N/A
Error code 0000009c, parameter1 00000005, parameter2 8054d5f0, parameter3 b2000018, parameter4 06000e0f.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
0000: 53 79 73 74 65 6d 20 45 System E
0008: 72 72 6f 72 20 20 45 72 rror Er
0010: 72 6f 72 20 63 6f 64 65 ror code
0018: 20 30 30 30 30 30 30 39 0000009
0020: 63 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d c Param
0028: 65 74 65 72 73 20 30 30 eters 00
0030: 30 30 30 30 30 35 2c 20 000005,
0038: 38 30 35 34 64 35 66 30 8054d5f0
0040: 2c 20 62 32 30 30 30 30 , b20000
0048: 31 38 2c 20 30 36 30 30 18, 0600
0050: 30 65 30 66 0e0f

minidump attached :
help needed plzzzz

A:Windows auto-restart


One good site reports that this is "most commonly it results from overheating, from failed hardware (RAM, CPU, hardware bus, power supply, etc.), or from pushing hardware beyond its capabilities (e.g., overclocking a CPU)".


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Hi I recently installed all the 3 recovery discs for my g580 and some things on laptop still not working like the brightness control and arrow key in general. Decided I should do an auto detect then auto scan for updates but I keep getting this message "There is no TVSU on your computer. Please install TVSU first." So I hit install, it seems to install something and runs an exe called systemupdate507-2017-08-16.exe then once that is done I hit scan again and it just loops through the same process with same message to install TVSU, whatever that is. When I got my recovery pack it had an additional recovery Disc which was not used in the recovery operation, i.e. only was promptes to put in recovery disc 1/2/3. There isn't any instructions and was not prompted to put it in to the disc drive when doing the reload. Could this maybe need run as well? Any ideas? Thanks Andrew

A:There is no TVSU installed - trying to auto-scan for updates

Did you see these instructions? You didn't mention if you got factory recovery discs or you created your own.  Be careful though.  A recovery will wipe your disk.  I dont know if you have any important data on your drive. https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-g-series-laptops/lenovo-g580... Scroll to the bottom.  There is a blue link that says "Steps of recovering the system using recovery DVD"  It appears between step 7 and 8 you use the "extra" disk.   

TP 25 Retro, W510 850 EVO, A30pRetired 385D, A20p, A21p

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At around 4 AM Windows Update installed. I happened to be awake, and noticed it doing so because I was listening to a podcast from bed, and then the audio cut out. It was too late for me to stop any updates, so I just let it run and reboot as necessary. When the rebooted system loads, half my desktop icons are missing, as are all desktop folders, the content previously stored there now seemingly unlocatable.

Naturally, I'm alarmed by this greatly, so I decide to reboot it. This is something I repeat twice before giving up. The problem is that each time I reboot, despite signing in through my main user account, I'm logged in as the generic admin. This means that essentially none of my software (having been installed only on the user account) is installed (and, for instance, when trying to reinstall Chrome I'd get -Installer Download Failed. Error = 0x800405ff), none of my preferences are saved, and again I lack access to several folders worth of important files previously located on my desktop.
The updates that installed are:

Security Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB2485376) - Installation status: Successful
Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB2492475) - Installation status: Successful
Security Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB2393802) - Installation status: Successful
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB2482017) - Installation status: Suc... Read more

A:After Auto-Installed Updates, My System is In Chaos

Perhaps a System Restore after booting into Safe Mode with Command Prompt?

System Restore from Command Prompt

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I've got a fresh install of windows XP pro SP2, that is currently downloading a 1.3GB update for a game.. however windows has downloaded some updates and keeps bringing up this dialogue box that gives me about 4 mins before the machine will automatically restart - thus cancelling my download (which is about a quater of the way through).

Is there a way I can just stop this from coming up like stopping a service or something? I just don't want to be sitting in front of the computer clicking "restart later" every 10 mins or so..

A:Windows update: Auto restart

Just click restart later as many times as you need.

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Is there a way I can set up power options to Restart on a nightly, weekly or monthly basis?

A:Auto Restart Option in Windows 7

I would like to suggest you try the following steps to restart the computer automatically nightly.
1.   Launch Task Scheduler.
2.   Click Action and select Create Basic task.
3.   Type AutoRestart (or others you want) in the Name box and click Next.
4.   Select Daily and click Next
5.   Type the time you want to restart the computer and click Next.
6.   Select Start a program and click Next.
7.   Click Brower and navigate to %SystemRoot%\System32 and select Shutdown.exe and click Open. Type –F –R in the Add arguments (optional) box and click Next.
8.   Click Finish.
Does it work?
Regards,Arthur Li - MSFT

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Until the October 2014 updates I would always receive a sytray notice of which updates had been installed. To clarify, after new Windows Updates were installed and with or without a reboot of the system, I would receive a systray notification that new updates had been installed and upon clicking that notification a window would open and show the updates that had been installed and success or failure status.

I no longer receive that notification. This was true for the October and November patch Tuesday updates. I can open Windows Update and select View Update History and see that the updates were installed but the systray notification only showed the latest installation history and was more convenient that having to open Windows Update to view the update history.

Anyone have any idea as to what caused the systray notification to stop working after updates were installed? OS is Win 7 Home Premium SP 1.

TIA for any replies.

A:No systray notice of installed updates after Windows Updates

Should I post this in the Windows 7 General Discussion forum? Doesn't seem to be much response here.

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Just found out Win 7 SP1 was not auto-installed in a netbook and a home PC today, even though both machines were set up to auto-update. The SP1 was sitting in the Windows update notification. Is this normal?

Also after manually installing SP1 (i.e. click OK in Windows update), some old updates started to pop up and asked to be installed. I suppose they were for the SP1. Is this normal?

Just hoping this is not some kind of virus.


A:Win 7 SP1 not auto-installed & old updates popup after manual install?

Apart from what you listed above...
Does everything else appear to be running normally?

Re a possible infection.

How about getting a second opinion?
Download Malwarebytes free version.
Install it.
Update it immediately & do a full system scan.
Let us know the result please.

Malwarebytes : Download free malware, virus and spyware tools to get your computer back in shape!

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I welcome any help you may be willing to offer.
I use:-
Win 7 Home Premium Service pack 1
Processor Intel ® Core ™ i3 cpu [email protected] 2.93 GHz
Installed Memory 3.00gb
System 32bit
Panda cloud antivirus (free)
Windows firewall
Firefox v21.0 froze and in going to Start-Restart I saw that programme Au_.exe had not closed and I was asked if I wished to force the close which I did.
I did not recognise the programme as one I had installed.
Research indicates that Au_.exe may be a virus in many hidden forms.
I cannot see it in Windows uninstaller, Revo uninstaller, Malwarebytes anti malware or HitmanPro ( all latest versions ).
I am aware that this forum has identified and assisted others with Au.... shall I follow the instructions in earlier posts or is it advisable that we start from scratch.
I have recently needed to download free dns service/s and trial version of dyndns for a security DVR camera setup; I consider any problems may have occurred as a result of this work.
I welcome any help that is possible and would welcome very simple instructions.
Best Regards

A:Au_.exe not auto closing on Windows Start-Restart

FWIW:  http://www.file.net/process/au_.exe.html .

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hello, my name is billy, please help me.
i have some problem here,
my windows 8 auto restart when i shut it down and the other problem is bsod when i play fifa.

i've upload some files to tell you what is my problem.
please help me, thankyou for your attention

A:my windows 8 auto restart when i shut it down and bsod

You might want to shut off some of those startup programs, like Internet Download Manager and Yahoo Messenger. Does Fifa run under Steam? Well, Steam will not work right unless your Dot Net 4 and above are in perfect order. Also, any time you get a BSOD, you should do an external disk scan, because when windows 8 blue-screens it can sometimes damage your drive. But it is easily fixed, you can download Hiren's Boot CD from the link below, boot to it, go to Dos programs, go into Hard Drive tools, and you can start by seeing if GWscan detects your drive. GWscan is on the 3rd page of entries. If that does not find your drive, you can use the tool for the maker of the drive which should be included in Hard Drive tools.

You want to see if the Disk program detects any read errors, if it finds them, it usually sets it up to repair it with a full disk scan, that will take about an hour for new machines and 500 GB to 1 TB hard drives.

You can also download GWscan or WDdiag or Seagate Seatools from their websites. GWscan is on the Gateway site, but it can check a large number of drives. But that's what I would do first. If your hard drive is OK, then I would start by removing some of those startup items.

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I've been running Delorme Topo 5.0 under Windows Vista 32-bit without any problems. Topo 5.0 some time ago was also running under Windows Vista x64. After a re-installation of Windows Vista x64 I put off installing Topo 5.0. Recently after a successful installation of Delorme Topo 5.0, when Topo 5.0 is exectured there is a Topo 5.0 window without any menus and maps.

Windows Vista x64 is updated with all the latest Microsoft updates.

I haven't been able to find any help on this problem from the Delorme Community.

It appears there's some sort of incompatibility with one or more of the more recent Windows Updates, but can't off-hand think of which one(s) would effect Topo 5.0 menuing. I believe the problem may also exist with later versions of Delorme Topo as well.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T3400 @ 2.16GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3963 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1853 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 142858 MB, Free - 83193 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I noticed there were updates waiting to be installed on shutdown in the start menu icon left of the lock so I clicked on it. Once it finished I started up and the machine froze on start with a reference to a registry entry across the top. I force shutdown after a few minutes and tried again. I selected start normally when offered to fix computer. It did not start normally. I am now in safe mode. I can't get update to open and show me what was installed. Any suggestions on what I might try to diagnose this issue?

A:Solved: Installed updates on shutdown, wont restart normally

I am going to try another restart. If it offers a fix I will try it. I can't edit the above post.

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I've been fighting random auto restarts/dirty restarts for days. I finally reinstalled Win10 over itself and that seemed to fix it for some hours but it came back. It's a 10 upgrade over a 7 pro that's loaded with a lot of apps across two hard drives. I've got an Asus Z87M-plus mobo and the problem occurs with the new Asus Win10 drivers, the MS default Win10 drivers and the old Win7 drivers. I removed the apps installed over 3 days leading up to the start of this with no success. sfc /scannow says it found problems but fixed them on the 2nd install. It found no corruption on the 1st install. I did break the 2nd install with a bungled Bitdefender install but daelt with that with a full uninstall with their special tool and then sfc fixed the bad files. When it was broken, I could not bring up Control Panel.

I've tried a safe boot, but since I can only run Chrome, it's hard to test it much, but it is stable in safe mode-I think. it tends to crash when I'm typing on a website in Chrome (like if I was on Win10 as I type this) or in Word but I'm in Win7. But it will crash just sitting there too with no typing.

Now here's the question. Could this be my power supply? On at least two occasions it shut down at the split second the central A/C kicked in. May have happened more times and I just did not notice it. The problem is I'm in Win7 now and it's solid. Win 7 never had this problem, not ever. Seems improbably that a new OS w... Read more

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Hi there, my problem is almost identical to the post: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic460017.html

Basically, MSE showed up as a red cross, after clicking "help", I was directed to download one.

I had to uninstall my old MSE and then instal the new one, then it showed Trojan virus was detected. I deleted the virus, then my laptop started to restart within 60 sec automatically.

My system is vista home premium 32.

The restart process happened also under safe mode.

A:"Windows Has encountered a critical error" and auto restart

The log report from running frst:
scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST written by Farbar) Version: 14-07-2012
Ran by SYSTEM at 15-07-2012 13:32:25
Running from F:\
Windows Vista ™ Home Premium (X86) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

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

HKLM\...\Run: [Microsoft Pinyin IME Migration] C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\IME12\IMESC\IMSCMIG.EXE /INSTALL [32112 2011-05-30] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [CLMLServer] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Power2Go\CLMLSvc.exe" [104936 2008-07-18] (CyberLink)
HKLM\...\Run: [P2Go_Menu] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Power2Go\MUITransfer\MUIStartMenu.exe" "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Power2Go" UpdateWithCreateOnce "SOFTWARE\CyberLink\Power2Go\6.0" [210216 2008-06-13] (CyberLink Corp.)
HKLM\...\Run: [Google Desktop Search] "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe" /startup [30192 2010-08-06] (Google)
HKLM\...\Run: [HControlUser] C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Hotkey\HControlUser.exe [98304 2008-08-18] (ASUS)
HKLM\...\Run: [ATKOSD2] C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATKOSD2\ATKOSD2.exe [7651328 2008-07-15] (ASUS)
HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] RtHDVCpl.... Read more

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Hi all, I'm not sure if someone else has asked about this, but I just installed the final release of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my desktop and Firefox constantly crashes on me. I'm guessing the main reason is because of a script I run through greasemonkey. My question is 2 fold:

1) Do you know how to fix this? I would really prefer to have firefox not crash every day (or multiple times a day)
2) If I can't keep firefox from crashing, do you know if there's a way I can get firefox to automatically restart when it crashes?

A:Firefox crashes constantly in Windows 7, auto restart?

I actually just noticed that there's a newer version of firefox. I was using 3.0.14. I allowed me to download 3.5.3. If this works then that's awesome, if not I'd still be interested in a auto restart app or extension.

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Hi I am new to this and have a problem. I have a Sony Vaio laptop. It has been fine with no problems untill recently. When sign into Windows Live messenger after a few minutes a blue screen is briefly displayed with some error coding and then my laptop restarts.
The microsoft error report displays this:

Problem caused by Device Driver

You received this message because a device driver installed on your computer caused the Windows operating system to stop unexpectedly. This type of error is referred to as a "stop error." A stop error requires you to restart your computer.

More information


Problem report summary

Problem type
Windows stop error (a message appears on a blue screen with error code information)

Solution available?

What does this problem mean?
Windows has encountered a problem it cannot recover from and it needs to be restarted


Computer symptoms
A message appears on a blue screen with error code information (for example: 0x0000001E, KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED)

Additional steps for you to take
Please continue to send problem reports so analysts at Microsoft can study and try to correct the problem as quickly as possible

I am unsure what to do any help or advise would be hugely appreciated!!

A:Auto Restart possible problems with windows live messenger


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I have a problem with windows xp sp2.
Was playing War3 and the system crashed. I figured a buggy game or something but i go to restart a few hours later and get this.

The Problem seems to be caused by the following file: sptd.sys


I took the drive out and slaved it to another computer and changed the file name to dpts.old but that didnt do anything, just gave me another error. So i put it back the way it was backed up everything that i wanted and went to re-install windows. But that wont work either. I boot from cd and the it loads and loads and loads. Then after loading drivers and what not at the bottom for a while it says something windows. Then restarts and does the same thing everytime. I am 100% stuck dont know what i should. I can slave it to another computer, and do whatever changing needs to be done i would prefer to get my old system working but if not at the least be able to re-install windows..
Im stuck really need some help...

Thank you

A:Windows sptd.sys blue screen, auto restart

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Hey All,

Today I got a notice in my System Tray query that the Fall Creators Update was ready to be installed. I am on the Anniversary Update (Build 1703) I hit the Snooze option and set it to install this evening, which was one of the prompts.

About 9:30 I check the restart options, and it is set to update at 10pm. 10pm shows up, no notification in system tray, no update starting. Update is now pushed to 11PM. No update. What is going on here?


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My computer auto restart when the Windows Logon booting(after Starting Windows). So I need to press F8 when booting then I choose Disable Automatic Restart When System Failure and it will boot normally but I need to do this many times (sometimes it also auto restart after I choose Disable Automatic Restart When System Failure). I had use cmd -> sfc /scannow and the result is no problem and I also disable Automatically Restart in Advanced System Settings. But the problem didn't solve, I don't it is my hardware(include hard disc,power adapter and others)because after boot success everything become normal.I think the problem is Windows boot file.Please help!!

OS : Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

A:Computer auto restart when Windows Logon booting

Try in Safe Mode: Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

If that doesn't help, try a startup repair (3 times with a reboot between each): Startup Repair

Also see Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Windows auto update installed IE8 on Vista Home. Removed it but now getting all kinds of errors. Able to repair some but need help with these last two.

"INIT ERROR"-Resource file missing"[/b]

C/win/Sys32/MSRATING.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or has error.

Appreciate your help-!!

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I have been messing with this issue for so long now I don't remember exactly how long ago it started.  I have researched for fixes and tried a few, but nothing really seems to work and the only way I find out if a fix really worked is when I have an windows update that requires a restart.
I am also not sure if it is related to a Windows update or my display adapter driver, so I am now here for advice on how to resolve this issue, as I have found similar issues but none that really match mine.
My system HP desktop running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
Virus free, malware free, haven't had any major viruses or malware. 
I clean it and maintain it with McAfee, McAfee Quick Clean, Windows disk cleanup, Ccleaner, and Malware bytes.
The problem
Whenever a windows update requires a restart, the computer shutdowns properly but it won't restart windows.  It goes to a black screen, nothing works, not even control-alt-delete.  Last thing I see is "Monitor going to sleep."
Only way to fix to get it to run is to power off, then power back on.  It boots normal as if it was shutdown properly.
Not sure if it was a Windows update that caused the problem or my updating my display adapter driver due to other issues I was having with explorer and the error code I finally got one time said it was related to an outdated graphics driver.  So I updated my display adapter driver, which resolved the explo... Read more

A:Windows won't reload after Windows Updates Restart

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

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For some reason around once every month or so, I get a notification telling me that my updates aren't set to install automatically. It is a simple fix, but I'm worried there is some underlying cause. Any advice would be great!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5800 @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 7422 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 243675 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 018D1Y
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

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Recd auto update vixs- streaming etc.  which failed error 80070103, dt000. How can this fail when it sent by  u microsoft. as important? 

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I've had a DELL computrer for a little over a year, with WIN XP (I only had 98 before)

Every now and then something comes up (and stays in the tastbar) saying there's a new Windows update, do I want to install it? If I do, it does, if I don't it sits in the taskbar and installs it anyway when I close down (at least some do, I'm not sure they all do)

It doesn't even say WHAT they are, until it goes to install it, and then I can cancel it, but it comes back another time.

The main one I've been seeing it the Windows Genuine Software one. The first time this came up, I looked it up and it installs something so if you put in an illegal copy of Windows (or something?) it picks up on this and keeps telling you till you pay/register it (I think that's the point of it) I don't play on putting in any different Windows, I don't have a restore CD, none came with it (it's built in I guess). Maybe it's picky/paranoid of me, but I don't like all this being connected to Windows. For all I know they are keeping a file on everything I write or receive. Again, I don't write/receive anything illegal or wrong, it's the idea of it.

With the first Windows genuine software installation, it kept coming up and I kept closing it, refusing the download. This was the first time I noticed when I shut the computer down that night, a box popped up installing it ANYWAY.

Like there's no choice.

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A:What are these Windows auto updates?

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Hi, i recently re-installed Windows because the system was running abit slow and ever since i did the automatic updates wont install.
everytime the updates are ready it downloads them and then goes to install them but says it has failed.
i have a legit version of windows and have the original cd key for it.

i have tried to clear the software distribution cache using this code in a bat file

net stop "Automatic Updates"
del /f /s /q %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\*.*
net start "Automatic Updates"
wuauclt.exe /detectnow

and ive tried restarting the updater using this

net stop bits
net stop /s wuauserv
regsvr32 /u wuaueng.dll /s
del /f /s /q %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\*.*
del /f /s /q %windir%\windowsupdate.log
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll /s
net start bits
net start wuauserv
wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow

but neither of them have worked.
if it helps im running on
AMD sempron 1.6Ghz
1.00GB RAM
Nvidia GeForce 6600GT (Factory clocking)
Windows XP Service Pack 2

does anyone know how i can get these updates working again?
i never had a problem with auto updates before i re-installed.
i have tried looking on the microsoft website for help but that site is about as usefull as my ***. enough said.

A:Windows XP SP2 Auto Updates

hellooo? anyone?

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My computer was unable to upgrade to windows 7. I am using a compaq presario notebook PC. The boot device ( CD ) does not work, the system recovery does not work and there is no "repair my computer" on the F8 option. I tried safe mode and it does the same thing as start windows normally. It will say Setup is starting services and after 10 seconds it will auto restart.

Also, is there a way to load the windows.old files?

A:Unable to upgrade windows 7, starting services auto-restart

You can install Windows 7 from a flash drive if your computer supports it. If not, why not replace the optical drive so you have one that works?

If you do not have a Windows 7 installation DVD, you can download a legal copy with SP1 integrated from here: Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River.
Make sure you get the same version you have, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate and 32 or 64 bit. Note that Basic or Starter is not available.

You can now use the downloaded .iso file to create a bootable flash drive using Universal USB Installer ? Easy as 1 2 3.

Simply start it, select Windows 7 from the drop down menu, point to the downloaded .iso and your flash drive, and your off.

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Hi, every morning my win 10 pc seems to have a hangover, everything drags. Tried many things, only a restart works. Used schedule manager to auto restart during the night, but it's not working - win is still too slow.
Have wake the computer set and everything else looks good to go in scheduler .... and in the system log there is a 6006 at the right time (this should happen last thing before the restart, and is apparently usually a good indicator of a restart)

BUT, if I run in cmd: systeminfo | find /i ?Boot Time? it confirms that the restart didn't happen, shows a time that I know was my last manual reboot.

Beyond my level of expertise now, help would be much appreciated

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I'm looking for a way to automatically install the important updates from Microsoft (not the optional updates), via the command line.

I've downloaded wuinstall 1.1 (http://wuinstall.com/index.php/en/free) which does work but it installs all updates including the optional ones (using the command wuinstall /install).

Can anyone offer any advice please?

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New to the group.  Have read all the comments recommending NOT to stop the auto updates and the reasons why.  Here is why I feel compelled to do so.  Recent updates have slowed my PC to a crawl (although, admittedly, I did not attempt to isolate the specific update causing this).  I know that turning off the updates leave me vulnerable to malware.... but I  have two anti-malware products running.  Any comments?
Additionally, most recent update appears to be, if not forcing, at least pushing me to update to Windows 10, which I have no intention of doing.  Any comments on this one?
Thanks much!

A:Stopping Auto Updates to Windows 7

Hi grumblesmom I doubt that Windows Updates will cause your system to become so slow that it'll not be usable properly. The issue might be somewhere else. Also, you have close to no protection with two Antimalware only, you need an active Antivirus protection in order for your system to stay secure. I suggest you to read the article below.Choosing an Anti-Virus ProgramNow, you can hide the KB3035583 (the Windows 10 app update) if you don't want it to show up anymore. As for your "slowness" issue, do you want me to help you see what is really causing this?

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bad things are happening:
1. I get a message saying Automatic Updates is turned off, but when I go to the security center, it indicates the automatic updates are ON
2. multiple IE windows open even though I use Firefox
3. random firefox windows open, some with blank screens

here's the log file from Hijack This:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:26:22 AM, on 2/1/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\bin\mysqld-nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\Memory Card Utility\PIXMA iP6000D\PDUiP6000DMemCrdMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
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A:Auto updates OFF, multiple IE windows

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Can anyone tell me how to diable auto update in windows xp?

A:Windows xp disable auto updates.

Go to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Services. Double click on "Automatic Updates" choose "Disabled" from the drop-down list next to "Startup Type." Click on "OK" and that should do it.

If you also want to stop the service immediately without rebooting, also click on the "Stop" button while you're there.

You might want to visit Black Viper's site for a list of XP's services and recommendations as to which are unneeded and can safely be turned off.

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I am experience pop up adds and when I select a website ( from a search list for example ), a different site comes up. I also noticed that my setting for getting automatic windows updates keeps getting turned off. When I turn it on, it turns back off a short time later.

My computer is an older Dell and I'm running XP SP 2

I am running Vipre Antivirus software and have run a complete scan. I also downloaded and ran PC Tools Spydoctor 2010 and ran a deep system scan with that. After checking for virus and spyware, I ran HijackThis. I've attached the log from Hijackthis.

What else can I do to get rid of whatever has infected my computer ?

A:Auto Windows Updates Keeps turning off

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Is anyone else finding the store nothing short of hopeless with regard auto app updates. The process works because some apps do update. But the amount of times they also get stuck is ridiculous. I'll often go into the store on my PC and sometimes manually do a check for updates. But as I go to the downloads and updates tab I quite often see a couple of apps stuck updating at 0.1 and nothing seems to bump the along (even exiting the store) unless I press the cross to stop it and then recheck for updates whereupon said updates will re appear and I can initiate a manual update which seems to work. I notice the actual native MS apps are the most prone. I even got offered an update for Twitter which was stuck. I don't even have that one installed! It just seems plain buggy to me. Do you think I am better off turning auto updates off

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