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Softpaq - Installs updates [and flashes bios] only to reboot...

Q: Softpaq - Installs updates [and flashes bios] only to reboot...

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Model #: HP Z230 Tower Workstation
Product #: D1P34AV
[personal information removed]
Software Build #: 13WWWDKA601#SABA#DABA
PCBRAND #: HP

Despite installing the updates from softpaq [and manually installing/flashing the BIOS which was marked Critical] and them saying installed [or unknown in some cases] - restart - open softpaq and again...they say "Not Installed" [same ones I just installed and the BIOS update - which I didnt even need becauase it told me [you already have this BIOS do you want to do it anyway?] and when I go to reinstall [I guess...] the softpaq downloads - they all tell me "You already have a newer version on this computer"

So why in gods name is it still saying their not installed?? How can I fix this? How do I know that when the newer updates come out that it won't erroneously think I still need to install the older ones before the new ones [thus leaving me unable to update]

What's going on? [and just a little constructive criticism - You can buy a 200 dollar laptop at best buy and have the geek squad update everything and get rid of all the bloatware before you leave the store for nothing.

You'd think a close to 3000 dollar Workstation [ones NASA use or are updating on the ISS! I know mines the base model but still] would come with the newest drivers/updates/bios installed... just doesn't make a lick of sense to me. To each his own. Wouldn't be an issue if Softpaq worked the way its supposed to unless I'm missing something...

I need to figure this out. Anyhelp would be MUCH appreciated.
Thank you,
-AMKR

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Preferred Solution: Softpaq - Installs updates [and flashes bios] only to reboot...

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Softpaq - Installs updates [and flashes bios] only to reboot...

Your post is not that clear but in any case we are just forum users (and not HP support) so we don't need constructive criticism ' Frustrating as it is, for some, consumer gear can sometimes provide a better user experiance than much more expensive corporate gear that seems more locked down and less often updated... Consumer motherboards for example see more micorcode and BIOS updates than worksation motherboards (and thus can take the latest CPU's with ease - big OEM's just expect corporates to replace their stuff often)... Anyway, as to what BIOS version you actually have installed on your workstation, look when booting as it should display it during POST (or go into BIOS and look). This should clarify the actual BIOS version you have. Then, if a later BIOS version exists, fetch the appropriate softpack from HP and run it. HP downloads for your system can be found here. Latest version in your case is sp76244.exe (BIOS 1.54 Rev A) and updates some UEFI vulnerabilities that as i understand are not being currently exploited (and can only be exploited with physical access to the system). It's critical according to HP but hardly a case of the sky falling. In any case, double clicking the HP softpack within windows will create a c:\swsetup\sp76244 directory containing the contents of the softpack and also autorun the update executable. The update executable will then check the BIOS version and indicate if it is the same as the softpack version or later than the softpack version before continuing. If the update is run within windows, it requires a restart to complete it's task (since it needs to put the CPU into 16bit mode to load BIOS into NVRAM, hense restart needed to get CPU into that mode)... If for some reason the update is failing, try the direct BIOS update method by placing the DOS BIOS found within the c:\swsetup\sp76244 directory on a FAT32 formated USB stick. Then insert the USB stick and during POST jump into BIOS and perform a BIOS update pointing to the USB stick. Not sure the exact menu worrding but it should be obvious. But if your confusion is related to the "HP tools" that tell you when new updates are available, then i can't offer much as i always manually update my systems and don't use the HP tools to automat it for me (i keep tight control of what i allow on my system)... It simply maybe that HP tools has not detected the latest BIOS and this sees a new varsion available - uninstall and resinstall HP tools may or may not resolve such issues... Or simple refere to the HP update site periodically and see what you consider worth updating

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I have an HP 250 running Windows 10.  I get "suggested updates" from "HP Support Assistant", but would like more information on the updates before deciding if I want to install them.  All of the information given is a the Softpaq number, version, file size and a 3-short-line description.  Where can I find a more detailed description on these Softpaq updates.

A:how to find information on softpaq updates

Hi: Look up the softpaq file number at the link below and select the html file. ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/ This is what a typical softpaq html file will contain... ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp75501-76000/sp75511.html  

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Got a message to download and install this update.  Update failed!   What should I do now?

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A:HP Notebook System BIOS Update for AMD Softpaq # SP77852 Ver...

Hi: The update 'Provides support for Windows 10 v1607.' ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp77501-78000/sp77852.html

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made a post 10/21 & it's gotten 71 views in 4 days... so that leads me to believe this is important for many people besides myself, yet it appears HP does not fully support their ENVY series of laptops... why do i have to fall between the cracks guys? help me out! help the community with your envy products!the softpaq download manager does not list the envy products in there, it appears it is impossible to re-flash the bios, do i need to pull a bios chip from a dead envy to repair my dead bios, KILLED from an update put out by HP??? why isn't the envy laptops mentioned in your SDM? old software?i've gone through the steps to try to 'recover' the bios by holding the windows key & something else during boot for 30 seconds to no avail... next and seemingly only repair without replacing the bios chip is to reflash it with your softpaq download manager, but alas NO ENVY is listed...how do i reflash the bios?at the very least get me a link to the HP webstore to buy a new bios chip... but i havn't gotten that yet either... 4 days and nothing... cmon guys... you can do better than this... great show of support *sarcasm*

A:HP ENVY REFLASHING BIOS with the HP Softpaq Download Manager...

I believe the SDM you are looking at is for "business" class machines such as Elitebook,ProBook,etc. Your driver/BIOS page is here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4158&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=5395... Document on Restoring BIOS may help: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833

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I have a new T470p (type 20J6) with Windows 10 Enterprise x64 Build 16296 and System Update v5.07.0065. When I run System Update I am shown 11 optional updates. I select all these updates, click 'Next >' then 'Download'. The packages are downloaded and installed (9 successful, 2 could not be installed) then I reboot the laptop. If I then run System Update again I am offered exactly the same 11 optional updates. I've been through the entire process 5 or 6 times now. How can I 'reset' System Update so it doesn't keep offering me the same updates which it says have been successfully installed? UPDATE: If I install and use the 'Lenovo Companion' app and select 'System Update' from there I am told 'No updates are available. Your system is up to date'.

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About a year ago, we had a 19 year old MCSE working for us, and he installed Office XP on seven workstations across the company. Recently we discovered that our Office XP installs were pirated, and we bought some Office 2003 licenses to correct the problem.

However, no matter what I try, Office XP reinstalls itself after reboot. I've tried removing it through the Office 2003 installation wizard, through the control panel, by running the Office Clean utility that came with Office 2003, using the Windows Install Cleanup Utility, and nothing works!

I'm by no means a computer pro, but I have the funny feeling something in my registry was either corrupted or manually changed by the shady MCSE to force it to take the cracked copy of Office XP. Any ideas on how I could proceed?
 

A:Office XP Installs after Reboot

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I am a novice computer user with only basic knowledge so I will have to be "led by the nose." I run Windows XP Home with SP2 installed. At the advice of a friend I have Spybot S&D, and AdAware SE Personal installed (with the latest update SE 1R67 20.09.2005).

I was having occasional difficulty connecting to my email server and obtaining web pages and my ISP suggested spyware etc might be the cause.

A run of AdAware comes up with the following in the registry scan:

WebDialer Object Recognized!
Type: RegKey
Category: Malware
Rootkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Object: software\microsoft\code store database\distribution units\{02c20140-76f8-4763-83d5-b660107b7a90}

AdAware enables me to remove this "Critical Object" but each time I restart the computer and do another AdAware scan it's back.

Can someone please assist me (very gently and slowly) in permanently removing it?

Any help would be appreciated.

N.B. From reading other threads a programme called "Hijack This" seems to be mentioned often. I do not have it installed.
 

A:Solved: WebDialer installs each reboot.

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Attached windows7_bsod_jcgriff2 folder. Also pasted windbg report from the memory dmp file below. Machine specs: Win7 64bit retail version, Dell Dimension 9200C, 2006, replaced video card with ATI Radeon HD 4550 about 2 months ago.

*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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BAD_POOL_CALLER (c2)
The current thread is making a bad pool request. Typically this is at a bad IRQL level or double freeing the same allocation, etc.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000007, Attempt to free pool which was already freed
Arg2: 0000000000001097, (reserved)
Arg3: 0000000000000310, Memory contents of the pool block
Arg4: fffff8a00db7cde0, Address of the block of pool being deallocated
Debugging Details:
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POOL_ADDRESS: fffff8a00db7cde0 Paged pool
FREED_POOL_TAG: l0le
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xc2_7_l0le
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: iexplore.exe
CURRENT_IRQL: 0
LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff80002baf60e to fffff80002a7c600
STACK_TEXT:
fffff880`05b30118 fffff800`02baf60e : 00000000`000000c2 00000000`00000007 00000000`00001097 00000000`00000310 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`05b30120 fffff880`02ceb924 ... Read more

A:Intermittent BSOD or just screen flashes then reboot

Hello !! Welcome to SF !!

I believe F-PROT Antivirus for Windows is causing the System to crash. Use this document and uninstall it completely Uninstalling version 3 of F-PROT Antivirus using an automatic removal tool - F-PROT Antivirus Support Windows and reboot the System once. You could use Microsoft Security Essentials.

By the way i didn't find the Minidump in the folder !!

Good Luck,
Captain

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Hello,

I've been working on my computer for days and am dizzy with all the circles I've been going around in.

I'm using an Intel Pentium III processor, 101GHz, 512 MB of RAM. I've got Windows XP Pro Version 2002, with SP3 added to it during this tumultuous time - thinking that might help the problem. And here is the problem:

A couple weeks ago, my computer would seem to boot up fine, but once it got to the desktop, it would flash on for 5 seconds then go black for 2 seconds, and it would repeat this cycle. Nothing would function and the screen would go a bit garbled around the taskbar, so I went into safe mode. (I don't know if it's relevant or not, but this problem started a few days after I tried to install my new modem with a cd from Telus.)

Safe mode worked fine & has continued to do so. I've run anti-spyware programs, but some won't download while in safe mode. I've run HijackThis & fixed what I thought was wrong by going to several sites & checking. I've cleaned the registry, startup list, and uninstall menu to the best of my ability using RegCleaner 4.3, and for a brief time was able to boot up in normal mode. I received some error messages: "Display Settings: Your computer's screen resolution and color depth are currently set to a very low level...(sorry, that's all I wrote down on that one...the rest of the message just said to fix it)", as well as one saying that my computer has recovered fro... Read more

A:Screen flashes on reboot, then computer restarts

Hi samuryan,

This might be a hardware problem. Did you complete the installation of Telus? Did you try uninstalling it if it was installed?

Have you trie to return your computer to an earlier restore point which precedes the installation of the modem and goes back to when you knew your computer was working the way it should? If you can reset the restore point, I would try that first (sorry, all your efforts at cleaning will be reversed). Sometimes in installing new software, a conflict can arise which can most easily be reversed by simply going back to before the conflict occured.

Please try the following:

If you've never done this before, Go to Start / All Programs / Accessories / System Tools / System Restore
check the box to Restore my computer to an earlier time and click on Next. You'll see a calendar with highlighted dates. Choose one of the dates just preceeding these problems and allow your system to return to that date. See if the problem goes away.
If the problem is still there, go through the above steps again to arrive at system restore, and check the option to reverse the change you made.

Were you able to do this?
Zllio

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Hi Guys
I get the BSOD imeediatley before my desktop is due to load up but the BSOD flashes very quickly and then goes to reboot, unable to boot up in safe mode and dont have an option to disable auto reboot in Advance options.
Please help !!!
 

A:Solved: BSOD flashes then auto reboot

bump
 

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Hi, I installed a Windows 7 Update and now it won't reboot. It flashes a blue screen VERY briefly but I videoed it, and then looked at the still image. It saysC0000135: %hs is missingI apologize but all I have to try to search for the solution is my phone. I found a link to others receiving help here. I would very much appreciate your guidance!!Edit: Moved topic from Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal

A:Blue Screen "flashes" @ Reboot ... C0000135 %hs is missing

Worth a look:  http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/208283-bsod-after-virus-clean-up-stop-c0000135-file-hs-missing.html
 
Louis

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Hi,
I installed windows live messenger (latest version) and all was well. Then i had an unrelated problem and had to do a system restore. The restore was before I put the new messenger on.
Now, everytime I boot up, Windows Live messenger configures itself (I get the configure window and after a short while, messenger comes up). I thought I would just remove it but there is no entry for Windows Live Messenger.
When I ran the install program from microsoft (hoping that it would repair or overwrite) it just informed me messenger was allready installed.
Any Ideas?
 

A:Solved: Live Messenger installs everytime I reboot

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Hi,

I am a new user to Kaspersky IS 2010 and was just evaluating the program. I have tried to uninstall the program via windows installer and a program called advanced system optimizer and both times after the uninstall takes place and I reboot my machine, the program automatically starts to install upon reboot. I get the following message after reboot...

"error opening file for writing... C:\program data\kaspersky lab setup files\kaspersky internet security 2010 9.0.0.736 English\kis.en.msi

Click Abort to stop installation, click retry to try again and ignore to skip setup."

I have to go through a series of aborts and cancels in order to get the installation to stop. I have also tried manually removing all registry keys as well and that doesn't seem to work. Please help as this is extremely frustrating. I have also tried letting the program reinstall and then use the Kaspersky removal tool on their website to complete remove the software but that doesn't work either. Thank you.

A:Kaspersky IS 2010 Installs after every reboot, even after uninstalling program

hello
You need to download and use the "removal tool" ...good luck , http://webtrickz.com/updated-removal...aspersky-2010/

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic405604.html

78 views and no reply. thanx in advance for any help you can give me.

A:no installs or updates

Since you are already receiving help here, please continue in that thread. Do not start new threads or duplicate topics as this causes confusion and makes it more difficult to get the help you need to resolve your issues. Further, it necessitates staff spending time with housecleaning to remove those duplicate postings...time which could have been provided to others needing assistance.Thanks for your cooperation.This thread is closed. If you have any questions, please PM me or another Moderator.

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my pc wont let me install any anti virus programs. i have a legitimate copy of Windows Vista Home Premium and it wont let me install microsoft essentials or mcafee. i am currently unprotected and windows defender or windows itself will not update. i am also being prevented from removing certain programs. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.

A:no installs or updates

Hello,And welcome to BleepingComputer.com, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareNOTEMalwarebytes is now offering a free trial of their program, if you want to accept it you will need to enter some billing information, so that at the end of the trial you would be charged the cost of the product. Please decline this offer, if you are unable to provide billing information. If you want to try it out, then provide the billing information.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program bef... Read more

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Hi,

I have just rebuilt my home pc system and reinstalled windows 7. All has gone as expected.

Unfortunately, Windows 7 does not seem to like my Canon IP4950 printer.

The printer installs properly and works until reboot. Then when the computer reboots the printer is not recognised and is displayed as not connected?

If I disconnect the printer from USB and reboot, when I'm back in windows and I connect the usb lead, the printer is found!

Anyone have any ideas as to why the pc boots with the printer connected but does not recognise it correctly?

I have the latest Canon drivers and the printer worked fine on my previous Gigabyte board. I have tried to reboot with Legacy USB enabled and disabled, as I know this has caused problems with other USB devices previously.

It's a bit of a pain having to disconnect the printer and then reconnect when windows is running.

cheers,

Anthony

A:Canon IP4900 Series Printer Installs ok, but not connected on reboot

Post a screenshot of Device Management after a reboot please. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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i recently upgraded to Windows Live Messenger (14.0.8064.0206) and it reinstall itself on every reboot. has anyone had this issue? have you found a fix?

A:Windows Live Messenger (14.0.8064.0206) re-installs on every reboot

Originally Posted by garciaaa


i recently upgraded to Windows Live Messenger (14.0.8064.0206) and it reinstall itself on every reboot. has anyone had this issue? have you found a fix?



Try uninstalling and reinstalling first.

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Hello; I hope any1 could help me with this error;
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (100)

that's all i get every time i try to install or upgrade. This started when i did an upgrade on my ubuntu box; now i dont even have sound and I can update or install anything without getting this:

E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (100)

HELP PLEASE
 

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Shortly after 3 am today, I noticed my Win 7 SP1 computer was about to automatically restart in order to complete installing updates. Before I could abort this, the computer restarted. And I immediately noticed that wretched Icon to "Get Windows 10" in my notification tray, with no way to remove or disable it.
When I checked my view updates history in Control Panel>Windows update, I saw that no less than 39 "Recommended" updates had been installed on May 31 - some issued as far back as 2012. Not one of them applied to issues on my system (the ones fixing problems with Lithuanian and Russian currency spring to mind as examples). In short, they all looked like updates I had hidden.
I checked my Windows Update settings, and Automatic Updates was still disabled. I went to Windows Update, and my "Hidden Updates" folder was empty. Well, at least I knew the what and where, if not the how and why, of what had happened.
Well, it was easy enough to uninstall the update that put the "Get Windows 10" icon in my tray - I just uninstalled the KB3035583 update from Control Panel in the usual way. Only took 3-4 minutes, including a system restart. Great - one uninstalled useless update down, only 36 to go. That should only take 2-3 hours.
But KB2600217 and KB2901983 were .NET Framework updates I had hidden back in 2015. And when I check Windows Update, it is now offering me no less than 12  Important .NET security updates that have been issued ... Read more

A:Windows installs hidden updates

Did you install the recent Win 7 SP1 KB3125574 convenience rollup? Maybe they got installed via that rollup??  Or did they get automatically installed because you didn't install the roll-up?
I have Win 7Pro+SP1 (32-bit) and I've only been offered MSE updates in past few days...
Make sure you specifically cancel the upgrade to Win 10 by clicking the link in the upgrade box to Change or Cancel... Just clicking the red X to close the box does not cancel the update. Clicking that X means you accept the upgrade and it will happen without further warning.
MS has been getting way too pushy and doing things without permission recently and that needs to STOP!

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See attachment. Has anyone else had trouble installing this update? I just ran a Windows validator on Windows 7 (legitcheck.hta) with said it was valid software (duh), and I have been able to install other updates and patches, except this one, which has to do with:

Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Restributible Package (KB973924)

I have it downloaded, but each time I try to install it, it fails. Is there a reason for this?

A:Windows Update installs all updates but this one.. Why?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by djpurity


See attachment. Has anyone else had trouble installing this update? I just ran a Windows validator on Windows 7 (legitcheck.hta) with said it was valid software (duh), and I have been able to install other updates and patches, except this one, which has to do with:

Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Restributible Package (KB973924)

I have it downloaded, but each time I try to install it, it fails. Is there a reason for this?


Hi and welcome

What error message are you getting on fail?

If no message you can go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search) go to the windows logs>applications tab, and systems tab. Look for updates and see what event ID and "source" are listed and let us know what they are.

Kenn J++

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Hi all,

On more than 1 occassion I have been offered an update immediately after I had successfully installed it (as confirmed in update history). I would venture to say that in about 50% of the times the update is no longer offered a second time after I reboot(whether or not instructed to by Vista). However, that still leaves me with plenty of occassions where I have to install the same update 2 or 3 times to be sure "it took" and the fact that this happens at all lol

Thanks in advance for your help!

A:Updates keep getting offered after successful installs

Hello Viviand,

Welcome to the Vista Forums.

Next time that happens, instead of downloading and installing the updates again, try clicking on the check for updates button on the left of WU. See if this updates WU or still finds that you need the updates.

Gary

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When I get ready to shut down it gives me the option to install updates everytime I get ready to click the shut down but and it didn't do this before.

I have a screen shot of what happens when I get ready to shut down...It's always on update 1 of 1. I thought it would eventually finish updating, but it must be a glitch or something. It's been going on for about a week. Help please, thanks in advance.

A:My computer installs updates 1 of 1 when I shut down.

Welcome Caramelfyneqt.

It would be helpful if you knew what update this is trying to install? Perhaps going to Windows Update on your computer and try to find out what update it is trying to install?

That said, perhaps this will fix your problem :- How do I reset Windows Update components?

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I have been running with PCs since CPM, and have gotten away from many a blue screen...but this one is tough.
Usually I think I run a tight ship, with SafeXP but....

OS: WIN XP SP3 Prof.Ed.
Avast free
Disconnected from network.
Backed up, Console installed, Registry backed up.

Logs:
GMER works,
DDS does not, even DDS.htm or .scr. Even in Safe mode. Logs posted. "This tool does not support your Operating System" bogus error. Hijaak This file supplied.


Symptoms:
Security logs initally were full of a svchost service accessing the internet by disallowed of high port number. Searched but nada. The trouble seemed to get nasty when IPv1.6 was added by a MS update. It seems the raccoons figured out how to make a tunnel under the Network Service, so that the network icon in the taskbar was not blinking when I was accessing the network. PC disconnected.

Novell Netware was spontaneously installed but I defeated this and removed IPv1.6.
It looked like the network was sent to a filtering site, and then to the address of interest.

RKill helped get the Network Service behavior back. Now it shows I am disconnected.

Symptoms:
Avast intially reported rootkit in locater.exe (replaced with clean copy but no effect).
Many boots have a dirty byte set so CHKDSK.exe runs on C drive.
RKill reports many fake error messages but does not find anything in the log when it finally runs. It did work though.

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A:Nasty Rootkit, no updates, no installs.

OK, I read the instructions on Kapersky TDSSKiller, downloaded latest:

Both the TDSS.exe versions came up blank on Alureon.

So this would seem to suggest the virus is not Alureon-related or a new version.

Still a lot of CHKDSK activity...wondering if this CHKDSK file could be corrupted?

RKill clearly shows hilarious bogus MS errors.

Bootkit?

N.

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Hi, this will be my second time posting in this forum asking for help. My Lenovo Ideapad 700 (17") display screen sometimes flashes rainbow vertical lines otherwise remains black after I tried rebooting from sleep. I have sent this laptop for warranty service twice but the problem still remains. The first "fix" was updating the laptop's BIOS. The second "fix" was replacing the motherboard. I would be grateful if any of you can help me regarding this issue.

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I've started noticing this recently and I don't know whether it has to do with an Update that was pushed through which changed the way Updates are delivered into new installs, or whether the slipstreaming method used in Update 7 installation media is fouling out Updates actual delivery. Let me describe what happens to see if anyone else recognizes it:

Updates are set to Automatic choosing "Use Recommended Settings" or "Install Important Updates" during the OS install so are presumably downloading in the background as soon as the new install gets online.

Then doing a Check For Updates begins an endless loop that may not resolve at all until one notices that there is a yellow ! on the Shutdown button which begins install of a large group of Updates. Today it was 189. So I shutdown and these tick through the entire 189 but at restart quite a few are logged Failed. So I again Check for Updates and this time it says 72 available, but when I select them and start their download, it again stalls at 0% - the tray icon agrees. Soon the yellow ! appears on Shutdown button again and I shut down to see 72 Updates appear to be installing.

The past few installs where this has happened it was a daylong struggle to get them all in. But they eventually all were installed and I could then choose the Optional - which tells me that Important are self-installing without regard to User input. If I had have waited they may have all installed at once queued by th... Read more

A:Strange behavior of Updates during recent installs

They should just come out with a Service Pack 2 already for 7, but I guess we all know that won`t happen.

You should always set it to ask me later, then to inform you but let you decide.

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I had a problem with Internet Explorer Has Stopped Working. The problem still exists. One of the steps was troubleshooting Windows 7. The troubleshooter showed that Windows Update was not registered. The troubleshooter supposedly fixed the issue. I went to check the settings and Windows Update settings now are to Install updates automatically. It is greyed out and you can't change it. There is a message at the top highlighted in yellow. Some settings are managed by your administrator. The User account is set as administrator and I can't change the setting. It was set to Ceck for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them.

I haven't found anything on this and I would like some suggestions or a fix. Below is my System Information.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8200 @ 2.66GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 5861 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Q35 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 74 GB (27 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, LENOVO
Antivirus: Trend Micro Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Bill
 

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I am running Windows 7 and every time I shut my computer down, I get "Please do not power off or unplug your machine. Installing update 1 out of 4. . .," which takes about 7 minutes or so before it will shut down. It has ben doing this for months. It is clearly installing the same updates over and over again. I can shut it down, let it install the updates, restart and shut down 5 minutes later and it does the same thing. Any suggestions on what I can do to prevent this? Thanks!

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What do you guys recommend for this purpose? Anything to avoid?

A:Tool to monitor all your installs applications for updates?

Originally Posted by x509


What do you guys recommend for this purpose? Anything to avoid?



You could try:

PowerShell PackageManagement (OneGet) - Install Apps from Command Line - Windows 10 Forums

I do not use native or 3rd Party software managers, but have been tempted to implement the PowerShell solution. I tried it for a while, but my software collection is not that big. The good thing is that the above solution has most, if not all, of the software I use (it is a canned package, but you can build your own repository and add other software)

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I tried installing admuncher and update to Acrobat Pro 8.0. With Acrobat, when I select update from the help menu nothing happens. I figure this must be avg av software, or a win 7 security feature that is blocking program installs+updates (my guess it is more likely Win 7). I don't know where to start to solve problem. Only account on Win 7 is my admin account.

A:(avg or) win 7 security blocking program installs+updates

It could be a security setting or an addon in your browser.

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I will start by saying I built the machine myself and originally I thought it was a ram stick, found one that I took out and the freezing stopped but it was the coincidence. It will freeze sometimes within 5 minutes or 1 hour. It is seemingly random. It will freeze with the full 16gb of ram and when i take out the stick with 12gb as well, and I figure its not the ram anymore and thats why I turn to you. I think it may be a software bug or something thats not installed. I have tried to install all the drivers that are out and the freezing happens sometimes when i go to install a program, download a driver, download a torrent, it seems during processes it just stops, screen locks up and it needs to be re-booted. Cant alt-tab, cant alt+ctrl+del or anything. Is there a program I can run to check everything? or a log or screenshots of a file or anything that you guys could use to diagnose? I'll get you anything you need, its frustrating that such a beautiful machine is freezing Also another thing that makes me think that its software rather than hardware is the fact that when i try to install windows updates they fail with an error 800B0100 and I have tried resetting the updater and running Microsoft tools and troubleshooters, nothings working.

Specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
AMD FX-8150 Zambbezi AM3+ 8 core processor
16GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 Ram @668 Mhz 9-9-9-24
Asus M5A99X Evo SB910/950
Nvidia GeForce GTX560 2GB
Sata3 Seagate 1TB HDD
Sata3 OCZ Agi... Read more

A:My new windows 7 rig freezes during downloads, installs, updates

Work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 starting with Malwarebytes scan, Clean Boot and SFC. Stress test your RAM for 5-6 passes or overnight.

Someone with expertise on RAM timing also needs to look at your settings there.

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Hi all,

I do a lot of consulting in my spare time to home users. I often end up getting their computers secure and ready for use. I was wondering if anyone knows of a program that is intelligent enough to scan the system and apply windows updates as needed performing reboots, and resuming installation.

Basically I am looking for a standalone utility that can perform these actions until windows is completely patched. I have seen proprietary solutions for this that companies like Geek Squad use and was wondering if there is a commercial solution that provides similar functionality.

I am not interested in a program that collects updates and downloads them for building into images or SXL, but a nice little app that connects to microsoft and downloads the needed updates and restarts as needed.

If anyone has heard of any such solution I would be most interested in hearing your feedback.

Thank you!
 

A:A program that searches for updates installs and reboots

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Just did updates today, 1 important and 4 optional. Have not researched yet which one exactly but one of those put GWX back on my PC despite having previously disabled OS Upgrades through group policy. When I checked my group policy is was set back to "Not Configured".

KB915597
KB2952664
KB3102429
KB3035583
KB3112148

Edit: Seems like KB3035583 and KB2952664 are the culprits.

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Hey:
 
There are 4 options to set MSE updates.
 
I have MSE updates set to: "Download updates but let me choose whether to install them."
 
But MSE with no warning, decides to start downloading and installing updates, and automatically shutdowns which requires a restart.
 
This usually happens when I walk away from the computer for a few minutes. I come back and the update already installed and shutdown, which requires a restart.
 
The problem with this is if I have open programs on the screen or processor work I am working on. The download installs and then shuts down, and I have to restart the computer. This wipes everything off the screen. Sometimes Firefox saves the open programs, sometimes it doesn't.
 
Most importantly to me, is the shutdown/restart doesn't save whatever I was working on the word processor. Which if you worked for 2-3 hours on a project and it disappears because of the shutdown, is not good a good thing.
 
So what's the trick to setting MSE so I can control the download/installation/shutdown/restart thing? So I can save my processor work beforehand?
 
Thanks in advance for any help.

A:I have set MSE updates for manual install, but it auto installs anyway?

Hi
 
Not recommended, but you may wish to change your Windows Updates to a similar setting.

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Craeted iamge for T520 Win10 and deployed, clients are trying to install windows updates repeatly when turnrd off, don't complete do to Write filter being on. What is the prefered method of diabling updates on a Win10 image? I would think the base image would have this pre configured?

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Shortly before christmas I dropped my laptop and damaged the HDD. I had to get it replaced and have windows reinstalled etc.

Now there are a lot of little things acting up, and I'm thinking it could be because supposedly important updates aren't installing.

I still get the sign next to shut down on the start menu, which suggests updates will be installed, but they're constantly coming up as failed.

This is my update history, and the highlights ones are commonly failing.

Any ideas?

EDIT: Oh, and the error codes are all 8E5E03FB if that helps.

A:Since 'fix', laptop no longer installs important updates

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data.

Please also post an MGADiag report - repair shops have an 'unfortunate' rep with reinstalling the OS.
we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
(download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.


Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
How to Tell

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As a lot of people are experiencing a problem with new installs not updating, judging by the number of new threads on this issue, to save a lot of people a lot of hassle, you may simply have to wait a few days for automatic updates because new Win10 installs updates are taking priority.

Here's a tip to the mods/gurus etc. If you see someone start a thread with these problems, just tell them they may have to wait a few days. Even better, create a Sticky about this issue. You'll make life much easier for yourselves and spare others a lot of hassle. Very simple.

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Hi,
Two days ago I was surfing the web and my computer decided to close everything and reboot, but not before configuring updates without my permission which I think is what I had it set on. My first thought was that it was some kind of virus so I shut it down before they were installed (held down the power button).

In retrospect, this was probably a stupid thing to do because then when I started it back up I got the blue screen saying windows failed to start or something like that ("this could be a hardware/software issue" etc). Anyway after a few other things, I decided to just completely wipe it and start over as I hadn't backed anything up so I lost all my files and everything else.

Then, about an hour ago it happened again while I was in the middle of a game (just quit the game and started shutting down and installing updates without any warning that I could see). This time I just left it to see what happened and here I am. I looked at what had been installed in update history and there's a huge list including:

Update for windows Vista (25 of these)
Security update for windows Vista (50 of these)
Cumulative security update for IE7 for windows Vista (1)
Cumulative security update for windows mail for windows Vista (1)
Security update for windows media format runtime 11 for windows vista (2)
Security update for movie maker 6.0 for windows vista (1)
Security update for Microsoft .NET framework, version 2.0 (1)
Security update for Jscript 5.7 for windows vista (... Read more

A:Windows Reboots + installs updates without permission?

Welcome

You have to realize that we are not there, with the ability to look at the machine and the settings. May I suggest that you follow these instructions and make sure that you are on the proper settings
Windows Update - Windows Automatic Updating

and

Windows Update - Enable or Disable Automatic Restart - Windows 7 Forums

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I have encountered a Windows Update issue surrounding some Office updates (viz., KB2760411, KB2760583, and KB2760588). Update History records no installation failures ever and clearly shows these updates were successfully installed (current count 6 times). However, they constantly show up in the list of available updates, even after repeated reboots.

Have scanned with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, using the latest database, and nothing was found.

Have executed Option 2 of How to Reset Windows Update in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

Have followed Windows Update Posting Instructions. Have executed SURT twice. SFC reports corrupt files it could not fix. See multiple failures reported in CBS.log (zip attached), but have no idea how to fix them.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

A:Windows Update Repeatedly Installs the Same Updates

You're not alone...










  
Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo


Yeah, a few threads here and on MS forums too,





Here we are again-Patch Tuesday





Updates Keep Reinstalling_no error





KB 2760411, KB 2760588 and KB 2760583 for Office 2007

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Hello,
I spoke with the VLSC and they told me that to be able to install ESUs onto windows 7 installations that we would need to do the following:

Purchase a single licenses of Windows 10 with software assurance to get imaging rights and downgrade supportReimage each windows 7 system in the curstomer environment with the volume license service center windows 7 image iso

I would expect the updates since they are basically downloaded from a portal to install on pretty much any current install of Windows 7.  Am I correct that we would be able to have the MSP (assuming they have software that can deploy the ESUs) push
out the updates downloaded from the ESU portal to our clients current Windows 7 OEM installs or is VLSC correct in that every system would have to be reinstalled with a new volume license image before the ESUs could be installed on the system?
Thanks!

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Pretty much, every time I shut down my computer it "installs updates 1 of 1". I've installed it 3 or 4 times a day for the past few days and it just won't stop now. When I check Windows Update, the last 15 or so items have all been "Security Update For Windows Vista KB981852, Status: Successful, Importance: Important".

So apparently, all the installations have been successful, but it still won't quit. Does anyone have any idea what I should do? Thanks a lot!

A:My computer installs updates every time I shut down

I would let it Update Eventually it will Stop you may want to check for updates and install them manually by going to Start>All Programs and Selecting Windows Update

Hope This Helps,
Josh

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I'm down to simply trying to install Java 7u45 i586 but every time I run it I get a Java Setup error message "Error 1336. There was an error creating a temporary file that is needed to complete this installation."
 
That's just the most recent of many errors related to creating or accessing temp files.  This system definitely has plenty of room in the temp folders, which are empty to begin with.
 
The first time temp files were mentioned was when I let Windows Update install a bunch of updates. About 15 installed fine but when a .NET Framework 4 update tried to install it never finished. Ultimately I'd close the updater and stop the update service.  The Event Log showed a long list of the same error:
 
"Product: Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile -- Error 1711. An error occurred while writing installation information to disk.  Check to make sure enough disk space is available, and click Retry, or Cancel to end the install."
 
I restarted the system, ran Windows Update, unchecked all NET Framework-related updates and successfully installed a number of remaining updates. 
 
I then tried repairing the NET Framework 4 installation (an uninstaller option) but it too eventually threw a temp file-related error. Haven't tried uninstalling it because I suspect it's needed by Quicken or some other program.
 
Besides these Windows Update problems I got temp-file related errors when I tried to install the old version of Java (v7u5)... Read more

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Greetings,

So in January I reinstalled Windows XP Windows automatic updates worked for a couple months but have not been working since April I believe. I have been manually downloading the updates and installing them myself. I recently tried using Microsoft Update and received the message that I needed to install KB892130 WGA before I can install the updates. I am unable to install KB892130 WGA using Microsoft Update.

I downloaded a copy of the WGA from MS tech net and can manually install it. I receive the "installation was sucessful" screen.

If I reboot and check again with MS update it still tells me I need to install KB892130 WGA?

Getting tired of manually installing updates every month.

Any ideas how to solve this?

Thanks for your help in advanced.

Sincerely,
Marc
 

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In December I noticed every time I booted my computer (Toshiba Sat A665) it had Windows updates to install. Eventually this got my attention and I found that windows update was downloading and installing the same 5 updates "successfully" over and over again. It was also downloading and unsuccessfully trying to install internet explorer 11 as well, giving error code 9C57 (I'm pretty sure that the IE 11 error is because some of the required updates needed for IE 11 are not installed, which I believe is due to my first problem, that the same updates are download over and over again). If I hide any of the updates, this causes new updates to appear, which also download and install successfully, over and over again.

I have tried many of the solutions offered by Microsoft and a few that I saw on this forum without success, such as running "Reset_Windows_Update_Full.bat". Fortunately, while I did not see the "Never, under any circumstances, follow the instructions posted to another user who appears to be having the same problem as you" warning until after I had done exactly that, I had made a full backup of my system. So I am able to revert back to a few days ago where I had only tried Microsoft solutions if necessary. Here are some pics of what Windows update shows me in a typical session, in order.

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A:Win 7 home premium sucessfully installs the same updates repeatedly

Here are my log files and a shot of the SFC scan results...

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I have a Compaq Presario which has a fresh install of Windows 7 (legit). All was fine until I was playing a game on Facebook and when I went to play it again one day it wouldn't load properly to the game. I saw a popup prompting that to play games you might want adobe flash player installed but I am fairly sure I installed that when I installed windows7. I am normally very thorough but I tried to reinstall it anyway since it wouldn't or shouldn't hurt.
 
I then found that it wouldn't follow all the way through on the install. Partway through the install I get a popup saying "Installation encountered errors. Actionlist not found."
 
I am also getting messages almost everytime I try to go to a website. I get a screen message that the site is dangerous and I have to agree to an exception in my security to get there. I never set my security that high or like that. It has done that on it's own. I am trying to find where to lower the sensitivity but have had no luck so far.
 
Sometimes when I left click on a link or anything on the webpage that requires a left mouse click it does not accept it. I know that there is nothing wrong with the mouse. I have tested and confirmed it.
 
Does anyone know what might me happening. My Avast virus scan shows nothing. I have Tune up Utilities and it fixed all problems it found but no help and also I am having problems with windows update. Please help if you have ideas about what is going on. Everything was fine until I put the... Read more

A:Main Problem is Windows 7 not allowing updates or installs

You can adjust your security setting from 'Control Panel / Internet Options / Security' but it is possible you have picked up a malware infection. I would advise that you download Malwareytes from here :
 
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

 
and run it as per its instructions. If this shows anything that you cannot confidentally deal with yourself, or that Malwarebytes cannot deal with on your behalf, you should post baqck here but in the 'Am I infected' section.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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