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Correct password rejected after automatic Windows update

Q: Correct password rejected after automatic Windows update

My wife's laptop rebooted automatically to apply a Windows 7 automatic update and now it says the password is incorrect.

She has had the same password for several years and uses it every day. It is her middle name so she has not forgotten it and it does not use capitals. Caps Lock is defintely off (although we have tried it with it on also!).

We do not have a password boot disk.

I have read about password recovey tools but logically they would not help as we know the password anyway.

Why would the password suddenly be rejected after the update?
How do we get the computer to work again?

Neither of us are very computer literate, so I hope someone can help (in simple English )


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A: Correct password rejected after automatic Windows update

Try starting in Safe Mode and see if you can enter the password and have it work there. If so, go into Start Menu->Control Panel->User Accounts->Change your password-> and choose a temporary password for now (make sure it is something you will remember). Restart Windows and see if you can login with the new password.

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Computer works on XP Home, service pack 2, has LAN network plus wireless connection, and two user accounts. We switched the location of the laptop, carried it upstairs and plugged it in. We can now connect to the internet, but when we tried to set up outlook express for a new e-mail account, the password was rejected. It is correct - tried it out on another computer and on the other account! Now, as mentioned before, this laptop has two accounts, one of which has all the programs and settings, and the second one which has never been used until now and only has the basics, and on which we tried to set up the e-mail account. Not only is the password rejected by outlook express, it was also rejected when we tried to access the e-mail account on the web - there, too, the password was rejected. However, it was NOT rejected on the other "master" account - it worked just fine! Is something wrong with the LAN settings of the "basic" account? Both accounts have got administrative rights.

Suggestions, anyone?

A:Solved: correct password rejected

Create a new account and test it from there.

Does it work?

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As the title says. I was entering my password. It is just numbers and I tried it with caps lock on and off. It was the correct password. I tried multiple times.

I had to reset my computer.

Is that normal? Could I have a virus? My computer has been acting 'weird' but not like it has a virus. I have used malwarebytes and avg. Both do not find anything.

A:Correct Password to logon rejected, had to restart

Are you sure you were typing it in correctly? I've done the same thing and swore I was typing in the correct user name and password and got that error message...I had to slow down my fingers typing in password and sure enough I had access.

Yes..you could very well have a Virus or malware of some type which can cause this type of problem. Personally I would switch to MSE for AV and use more than just malwarebytes for malware. I use 4 and they find something that the others didn't catch. Here are the 4 I use.

Malwarebytes Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download
Super Antispyware SUPERAntiSpyware.com | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!
Adaware Ad-Aware by Lavasoft - Antivirus software, free spyware removal, firewall
Spybot S&D The home of Spybot-S&D!

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Hello,  newbee here.   Looking for some help with a gateway laptop.  Had a shutdown prompt to update.  Hit that fun button to shut down and came back to a usless laptop.  The computer seems to fire up correctly.  It takes me to the password screen and waits for my input.  When I enter the correct password the system sends message that "you can't sign in to your PC right now.  Go to account.live.com to fix the problem, or try the last password you used on this PC. "
Help.  I do not have any restore disc for this unit.  Is there a way into safe mode to disable the password?  or can I restore to before the last update?  I need past this screen to try anything though.
Thanks for the help

A:windows update from 8 to 8.1 will not allow access with correct password?

The error that you've received is saying that (most likely) you're not entering the right password.
Go to account.live.com and get them to reset your password.
This may help to reset the system (and will wipe everything off the system):
- at the login screen, click on the icon in the lower right
- hold down the "Shift" key and then click on "Restart"
- continue to hold the "Shift" key until the system boots into the recovery mode
- Once in recovery mode, click on "Troubleshoot", then of "Reset my PC" (these may not be the exact words)
Worst case, contact Gateway for a set of recovery disks.
Here's a page that I wrote back in 2012 that has instructions:  http://www.carrona.org/recdisc.html#gateway

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I know this has been discussed elsewhere because I've tried just about every "fix" I can find.  The NAS access problem started on our network around September/October 2016 with a security update from Microsoft.  The problem child for
me is currently bundled under update KB4012215.
I've been uninstalling windows updates to keep access to the NAS, but frankly I'm getting a little sick of that process as I have to do it every day I need the drive.  I can see, and ping, the NAS, but access to the shared folder is denied with the
appropriate login credentials.  The credentials are simply kicked back and access is denied.  This did not happen prior to the windows update.

Our IT contractor cannot figure the problem out either, frankly I feel like I know as much as the guy I'm talking too, which is why I'm trying to solve the problem on my own.

See related article below:

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Hello good will people! First time posting here, hope I do it correctly. I think my AppData\Local\Google\Desktop\Install is still infected with ZeroAccess. Please help me for example with fixlist.txt!
Best regards,
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16496  BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_31
Run by ja at 13:26:26 on 2013-09-13
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic   6.0.6002.2.1250.48.1045.18.2042.723 [GMT 2:00]
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\HPFSService.exe
c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Drive Encryption\HpFkCrypt.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
c:\Program Files\ActivIdentity\ActivClient\accoca.exe
c:\Program Files\ActivIdentity\ActivClient\acevents.exe
c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\PTChangeFilterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\HPDrvMntSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAANTMon.exe
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A:ZeroAccess? 80096001 in Windows Update, every download rejected.

Hello cracoviano I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the sam... Read more

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Hello, so I've just found an old laptop I've had hoarded with windows 8 on it. Everything on it is super outdated, and I noticed it had my account on it which was basically my Microsoft account. I tried to sign in, but it says it's incorrect. I know my
password, and I've changed it over the years, but since the laptop is so old, it wants me to put in the last password I used to sign in on it. Problem is that I had so any password changed and I cannot remember what password I used. It will not let me use
my new password, because it says it's incorrect. Any way to fix this?

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Woke up this morning went to computer , and i rebooted it. When it came back on i had to put in my password to get in. Ok so i put it in as i do everyday, but today it said ( your device is offline. Please sign in with the last password used on this device ) I've been using that password 4 years ?...? I've checked the modem called provider and they said it has to be the computer. I've even bought new cable, also tried connections with other systems in house such as a playstation. Playstations internet works fine. So im lost here dont what to do to get into my own computer. What do u think happed.????? Yes i am using windows 10.

A:Password Being Rejected

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I opened up Outlook Express and it worked fine a few hours ago but now when I opened it again it says password rejected error. I'm sure I have my password right anyone know if this is a virus or something?

A:Password Rejected

Hi darkangel678

Is this problem still occurring?
Have you attempted to login to the ISP's mail server?

Let us know.

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I started mt laptop ( Windows Vista) today and for some reason it will not accept my password at the login screen.
I have not done anything unusual but have noticed it is crashing a lot lately.
Please help me .

A:Why is my password suddenly rejected?

This site doesnt offer password help as there is no way of knowing if the person posting is the legit owner or if it is a pc that that is stolen or a room mate wanting to be nosey,

Other than making sure it isnt the caps locks key dont know of any help that can be provided.

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Hi, I was trying to setup a work laptop for home use on my wireless network. Managed to get the laptop to connect to the wireless network but was unable to get to the Internet. Laptop is Sony notebook with XP Pro and SP2. No floppy drive on laptop.

In trying different options, the network wizard gave me an option to select (and can't remember the exact words)
a). laptop for 'work' domain or
b). laptop for 'home' environment. Opted for 'home' to see if this would help. Wizard asked for a reboot at end but on restaring it would not accept the normal password. It still comes back with the correct account name but won't accept the password.

Have tried to restart in 'safe' mode and also go back to the 'last working system' but password still being rejected.

Any ideas please?

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I have a very strange issue regarding 'password' since last month or so.

There are 4 different desktops setting up at same room and I need those four(4), because e-mail is one of critical assets on doing Ebay selling.

The problem is that two of them, Outlook Express and Windows Live Mail getting to reject 'Password,' while the other two desktops, the exact win 7 and XP has NO problem, ... never rejecting 'password.' I typed exact same 'password' on those 4 different desktops I created a year ago.

Just wonder why two other desktops, one is Windows 7 and the other XP keeps rejecting 'password' while other two never rejecting 'password' I created and typed exactly on all 4 desktops?

Thanks for any help in advance.

A:Password Rejected, ... Strange Problem, ....

Are you using IMAP by chance?

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Hi all,

I got a problem I can't seem to fix. I checked online for help to no avail.

Here's my problem:

I boot my Dell (windows 7 Professional) and when the welcome screen appears all I get is "password is incorrect'"

There are no usernames present nor administrator. When I click on the "ok" underneath the password is incorrect, It brings up my username, but when I enter my password it says it's incorrect (it's not). I can't log in from safe mode, nor will system restore fix the problem.

Since this is an old work computer I was never given the disc that could solve this problem.

Anyone have any idea of what is wrong and how it can be fixed?

Thanks in advance,

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Moved and cannot open windows with correct password. How can I correct?

A:Windows will not accept correct password

Sorry but we can not help you with passwords. You'll need to try and remember it.

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I can't remember fully now but I was having a problem with setting up a schedule in Macrium Reflect, it kept failing to accept my Win 10 password. I went to 'netplwiz' thinking I could just login without a password but then after I rebooted I could only get to the win 10 login screen, the one after the pretty picture. It seems there is a scheduling problem with Reflect after the anniversary update and I haven't been able to use it since.

I reset my Windows password but that fails as well so it seems to me that I somehow need to get back into 'netplwiz' again in order to remove the tick 'Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer' but I don't know how to get to it! I found this very complicated to understand as it seems to worded back to front, but I was told to add the tick in order NOT to have to log in!

As I downloaded the update and installed it I don't have an ISO, but assuming there is an ISO (anniversary build) can I create one on this spare laptop and use it on the one I can't get into ? That's assuming it will help me to overcome the login problem?

Thanks for any assistance.

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I have had to re-install windows (I took the opportunity to migrate to Win7 from XP) but cannot get Thunderbird to connect to the Yahoo server:
"Sending of password did not succeed. Mail server pop.mail.yahoo.com
responded: invalid user/password"

I now see hundreds of people have had this problem in the past. I've tried all the fixes I can understand in a long, long thread from last year on Mozilla's help forum - nothing worked and that forum isn't helping me now with a new post, as recommended.

Yahoo's forum gave an answer (change your password!) which didn't work either - then they marked the problem "Solved" and gave the answer 100% thumbs up - great!

I've always found this the most helpful of any PC forum . I'm hoping someone here has the knowledge. Can you help?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3964 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset, 1758 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476834 MB, Free - 434190 MB; E: Total - 476936 MB, Free - 456765 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DG45ID, AAE27729-306, AZID832000HT
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A:Solved: Thunderbird - Yahoo; password rejected

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Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
The system is set to start the screen saver after 10 minutes, and to display the logon screen on resume.
The power settings are:

Sleep after: Never
Allow hybrid sleep: On
Turn off display after: 20 minutes
Require a password on wakeup: Yes

The system is set to display a screen requesting a PIN rather than a password.
When I went to access the system, I clicked the screen and the prompt for the PIN was displayed as usual. However, when I typed in my PIN using the keypad (Num Lock was on), nothing appeared in the field. I then switched to the password prompt and entered my password. I could see the usual obscuring dots in the field, and there is no doubt that I struck the correct keys, however my password was rejected twice. I rebooted the system and everything was normal.
Anybody have any idea of what's going on? Is it possibly a hardware problem with the keyboard?

A:Lock screen: PIN cannot be entered, password rejected

All I could thing was the keyboard wire could of came a little loose and are you sure didnt have caps on.

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Hello everyone,
the other day I shutdown my computer, then upon restarting it - I entered my password at the login screen as I always do.

Now I know for a fact it is the right password. And the strange thing is, when I get the error (Wrong username or password) it doesn't happen immediately, it goes like it's about to start windows, then comes back to the error.

Now I have bypassed it somehow by pure will, by entering the password over and over again.
And when I was finally logged in, I did a system restore to see if that would work. But upon restarting it brought me back to the login, and the problem remains trying to get back in again.

Also, I went and set the setting to bypass the password, by unchecking it in the control panel.

So now when restarting my computer, it goes automatically to the error instead of the login screen. So before even typing the password, it just presents the error right off the bat.
This is all very strange, any help is appreciated.

System details

Windows 7 home premium / 64 bit
Toshiba Satellite a665

Intel Core i3

A:Windows 7 rejects *correct* admin password

You may have to do a Factory reinstall of your system. If you can get in again . Try changing your password in the user account.Or just deleting it.

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I recently set a password for my computer. I locked my computer and typed it in (so I know for a fact that its right). But when I started my PC this morning it automatically brings me to a screen saying 'User name and password is incorrect'. I press OK and re-enter my password (WHICH IS 100% CORRECT) it says it's wrong.

So when my computer is starting up I pressed F8 and went into System repair. It brings me to a screen to enter a password, I type the EXACT same password as before and it lets me in. I am trying to log into my user account 'Tyquan' when my PC starts up AND on the system repair.

I only have one account which is administrator, I never set a password when configuring my windows for the first time, and even if I did it would be one of 3 passwords (I tried them all and all stupid variations of them that they could be)

I'm just confused as to why my computer is rejecting my password in one screen but accepting it in another.

A:Windows 7 suddenly rejecting correct password.

Hello Tyquann, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you set Windows to automatically sign in to the user account that you changed the password for, then that could be the issue. Netplwiz will still use your old password unless you updated it in netplwiz by starting over and setting it up again below.

Log On Automatically at Startup

Hope this helps,

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I wnt to update my bios, and the update was rejected because I need to update to another version which I cannot seem to get to work either, version 2.99 does not present as available through HP. please give step by step help as I almost crashed my pc trying to do this yesterday.

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A couple of weeks ago the correct password for my PC stopped working and I have no idea why. I have tried many times the correct password (oh trust me it is not a matter of caplocks) and it does not work. I have alot of files on the PC that i really need (pics of vacations, Uni files, music etc).
My laptop is a HP Pavilion g6-2235tx
I dont know if this would be helpful but, whenever I go into the login window the window that appears when you hold down shift for too long appears.

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Correct password for windows 7 Home Premium not working anymore?

User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

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Didn't know if this was best asked here or in browsers and mail.

Anyway, using Outlook 2010 (32-bit) on Win7 64-bit, checking 11 unique e-mail addresses (bitdefender is my A/V). About 4 days ago out of the blue it began giving the error messages during auto send/receive cycle on about 2-3 of the accounts during each cycle. It is never the same account and sometime it will work fine, sometimes just one account fails, sometimes 2 or 3 out of the 11. If I do a manual send/receive it will almost always work on all 11 - maybe 95% of the time. I just don't get the randomness of it and my ISP (Frontier) claims that there are no issues on their end. I adjusted the server timeouts from 1 minute to 2 and this had no effect.

Any thoughts?

A:Outlook errors, 'server rejected login', username or password wrong

Maybe something in this MS Article will help:
Error messages when you send and receive in Outlook and Outlook Express

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After multiple Hibernation events: windows login fails to recognize correct password

After repeatedly hibernating the computer for about a week or 2, it will eventually refuse to recognize legitimate password and fail to login, yielding "did you forget your password" message.

IF I shut down the computer (thus losing all open windows) and reboot, the password works fine. I have repeatedly changed passwords, but this does not help.

Windows XP Hibernate feature has never worked properly and that is why Windows defaults with this feature off and hidden from newbies. I love the concept but have always found it to be buggy on every machine it has been on. Periodic shutdown and restart is needed to flush memory, but this is the first time I have seen this particular issue.

It seems to occur when Hibernation fails to stay off and the computer immediately re-awakens when hibernate shutdown is complete. In other words, unit will not stay in Hibernation but cycles back on, unless power cord is pulled. When power is returned, computer may immediately boot up.

This problem began on a newly assembled computer with fresh XP SP2 install. (AMD dual core 6000; 2GB RAM; Asus M2N-E motherboard). All updates done, including XP's problem with dealing with 1GB of RAM and more.

Internet usage is safe and clean on main sites only. I Use AVAST antivirus, Spybot, Ad-Aware. I used a SmitfraudFix as I thought I had an infection.

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A:After multiple Hibernation events: windows login fails to recognize correct password

Gee, I am disapointed that no one was able to suggest something here. I did my part by helping others, so what's the prob?

Because this involves immediate rebooting of the computer(hardware?) AND a software issue of not recognizing password, I am leaning to CPU issue. I have seen some weird issues in past that were CPU. I do not have a tester CPU; I do have anothe MB and may try that.

Hey wizzards, What do you think?

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Hello folks - first post, so you have my apologies if I don't quite get the format correct.I did a search for this problem and didn't find anything - my apologies again if this type of problem has already been addressed.First of all, I'm running Windows Vista Ultimate with SP1 (32 bit) on a Dell Latitude D830 with 2.20GHz processor and 4GB RAM.A short while back, a command box has been flashing every twenty or thirty seconds with a heading having something to do with Windows Update (from what I can read, the cmd box comes and goes very quickly). This came with a Windows Security alert saying that the Windows Automatic Updates were disabled. When I attempted to re-enable automatic updates, I got the message[Window Title]Windows Security Center[Main Instruction]Security Center can't change your automatic updating settings. [Content]Change settings manuallyWhen I attempt to change the settings manually, I get the error:[Window Title]::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\::{36EEF7DB-88AD-4E81-AD49-0E313F0C35F8}\pageSettings[Content]Windows cannot find '::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\::{36EEF7DB-88AD-4E81-AD49-0E313F0C35F8}\pageSettings'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.[OK]I looked up the error messages online and found a variety of explanations from "this is a Windows error" to "this is a backdoor trojan."My first instinct was that it was a virus, so I ran a full Symantec Sc... Read more

A:Windows Update command box flashing/Automatic Update Disabled

Forgot to mentiion that when I try to manually use Windows Update, windows explorer flashes up for a fraction of a second, closes, and nothing happens.

I have the WindowsUpdate Log file saved for the past few days - there is a -ton- of information on it, but I don't get anything terribly usseful from it - let me know if I should post any of it.

Thanks again!

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I am using windows 10 Pro > Microsoft Edge.
When I create a shortcut om my desktop the ICON is to small, see example
I try to refresh with the pull down menu of the desktop, refresh BUT DON'T work..
Is there a way to refresh this ICON to the correct size?
Thx Robert

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**My post includes the error codes from step #3 and this dropbox link for CBS.zip file created in step #4 of the thread posting instructions (CBS.log was 90mb zipped, almost no compression, not sure if I did it wrong).... I've run SURT and also uploaded CBS & checkSUR.log files


Hello and thank you for reading and for any advice and help you can offer.

This thread is not for my system specs on my profile here but for another Laptop I have that my wife and I are giving to our 10 yr old son, at the end of the school year as a gift.

Here are the basic specs for the Laptop and OS with the problem:

Samsung NP-QX410 Laptop
Seagate 120G HDD
4G dram
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

About 2 weeks ago we resurrected this Samsung Laptop from a bad Samsung HDD and temporarily replaced it with an older model Seagate 120gb HDD. Everything has been going smooth....until a week ago when I updated the BIOS using Samsung update to version 5. Also, I installed Ccleaner and ran that. These 2 actions may or may not have anything to do with the windows update issue....

I installed many windows updates over the course of 2 days before these last 2 actions. No problems, so I find that suspicious. Now, I have 5 Windows updates that just won't install after many attempts.

I've gone to support.microsoft and tried mr fixit. Also, I've tried sfc /scannow. no issues.

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A:How do I correct the Windows update error 800B0100 & 80073712?

CheckSUR shows the following problems...

Unavailable repair files:
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Hey guys,

I did a fresh install of windows 8 pro. I went and installed drivers etc, then went to do windows update.... it hung on an update for 2 hrs. So i forced it off and booted it up again. Wouldn't boot to system or windows. Was stuck in a reboot loop. Tried repair etc but no luck.
What is the best way to update windows to correct this or any updates I shouldn't install yet?


8 gig ddrd 1866
500 g ssd
gtx 670
Thanks in advanced.

Update now I did another update once I did another fresh install. Now when I get into windows I cannot select the start menu or anything before it looks like windows hangs and just sits there thinking forever.

Wish a fresh install was easy. Not full of headaches or take me 2 days after work to get it going. Hope I can get it resolved today so I can use it this weekend.

Update. I tried installing a fresh copy. Once again windows update froze and crash. I am now trying to dl a smaller portion of updates to see if that works. Then install drivers. Need to get my pc working have tasks that need completion by tomorrow.

A:CrashAfter Failed Windows up date - How to update correct?

I was able to get it working. For me my steps were install windows. Restart. do windows update but only a few at a time. Guess before some updates were having issues together.

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Here's the HiJackThis log. Please help!Scan saved at 6:03:43 PM, on 7/12/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\Bluetooth\LBTSERV.EXEC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\RegCure\RegCure.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009\avp.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Creative Labs Shared\Service\CreativeLicensing.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTs... Read more

A:Can't get Automatic Update for Windows XP to stay on, can't update!

Hello imphrmd,Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.Thanks,tea

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Windows update.
Having noticed that no 'Automatic Updates'
have been sent for a while,I went to the Microsoft Update
site using Explorer 6 to download whatever I may not have received and
manually install same.
After Microsoft runs the 'Check to see what's
missing'(or words to that effect),I click on the
'EXPRESS get high-priority updates(recommended)'
That brings up this message:

[Error number: 0x80072EFD]
The website has encountered a problem and cannot
display the page you are trying to view. The options
provided below might help you solve the problem.

Running through the 'Options provided' leaves
me totally in the dark!

Then I did some searching and found this site:
Microsoft Discussion Groups Home | Communities Home | Communities Worldwide

[Error number: 0x80072EFD] auto update wont work in Windows Update

There I found this answer by one of the many that seem to have the same problem:
"This will work. Got it from another member:
This is how I set Norton firewall so I can download updates and keep the
firewall on--

In Internet Access Control go onto Microsoft Generic Host Process for Win32
Services (if it isn't already there then add it by browsing for
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe , select Modify... Customize Internet
Access or this application (OK), Add, and add the following:-

Action: Permit Internet Access
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A:Windows Automatic Update

Try this link;
I use comodo v.2.4 on all 6 of my PC's and never once got that error.

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I am having problems keeping the service for this at either disabled/manual.

Everytime I switch off my PC this service comes up as auto and started.

regardless of how many times I set it to disabled/manual.

I dont want it automatically, I want to decide what and when I want to.



A:windows automatic update - help


anyone ????????

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How can I set up windows automatic update to install all the new patches on it's own and at a time I can specify?

A:Windows automatic update

This should help you out.


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I have several computers with completely different setup and configuration.
I'm always formatting and installing everything from scratch including downloading all updates.

My goal is the following:
->Use Windows Update Site to find which updates a computer needs. (but not downloading)
->Download only the updates that are not in a specified directory or drive and add them to the directory.
->Install automatically the required updates from a specified directory or drive.

This way I could avoid downloading repeteadly the same updates. Is there any software that can help me to this? How can I download only the files the computer needs that are not present in a certain directory? How can I install automatically updates already on the hard drive?

I guess this should be a common problem. I hope it has some kind of straightfoward solution (without need to write a big complicated html c parser or something like that)

Thanks beforehand,
Pedro Vaz

A:Automatic Windows Update

A free program called Autopatcher may be what you are looking for. It contains all updates and is upgraded each month. It will do no harm to check it out here.


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I have Windows 7 as an o?eratimg?system and due to setting mistake the windows cann'? be updated. How can I correct the setting to allow system to be updated? 

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I`m reinstalling a w2k OS and thought Id give the windows update automatic versiona try. Its been sitting at downloading updates 22% for an hour or more and using 90-99% of the cpu time every time I check it. Very difficult to do anything on the pc. Cant do a thing with the icon in the systray like change settings. Doesnt apprar to be a way to uninstall it . Manual updating all the fixes,patches, etc has been faster. Its using a 768dsl connection and a 3ghz processor with 468mb ram. Is this thing acting right? Should I call it a night and hope its finished in the morning?
definitely not hung- up to 26% now- just very slooooow I guess

A:Windows update automatic

Well, I don't know what service pack leve you installed at so it may need to install alot of fixes. Did you download SP4 first and load that before running Windows Update thru the web.

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Approx two weeks ago I get an icon (yellow lozenge) on my System Tray
showing that Windows Automatic Updates are ready for download.
I clicked on this icon to open the Automatic Updates window.
I clicked on "Express Install" to download them and found that approximately 30 different updates were
available The process begun, installing them one after the other.
When it reached the ~18th update (update #885626) the process stopped and the PC freeze.
I tried the second update option i.e. "Custom Install" I checked all the boxes related to all
the 29 updates (except in the box for #885626), the update process ran smoothly and ended successfully, installing all the checked updates.
Now I have still this icon on my System Tray with this particular upgrade (only one) waiting to be downloaded.
I tried to do so using above process or directly from the package (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9B99C199-5D75-454F-AE07-B620727BE8D8&displaylang=en). but each time the process start running and when it was approximately completed at 2/3 of it (according
to the progress bar - the green process bar was at the 2/3 of its path) the PC freeze.

I am running XP Pro with SP2 and had no problem either installing it some years ago or repairing
it eight months ago.

Why all the updates have been successfully installed except this one?

A:Windows Automatic Update

According to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885626, 885626 is SP2 for Windows XP. Is this what you're trying to put into WinNT? Or is the same number used for something else in NT?

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okay for some reason I can't get the update to stay in the ON position. I switch it into the on condition and the next reboot has it back off. I installed NAV and it warns me and has a fix button. I click on the fix now and it still stays off. Why is it stuck and how do I fix it?

A:windows automatic update

the following may work. it was found here. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/ballew_04january12.mspx

Configure Automatic Updates
Microsoft lists turning on the Automatic Updates feature as one of the three important steps to protect your PC. You can easily configure Automatic Updates to look for updates automatically each time you go online. With that done, you have to make a sincere effort to log on for a few hours each week, and give the computer a chance to catch up or remain updated.

In Windows XP, you must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group to modify Automatic Updates settings. Here's how to configure Automatic Updates:

Click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System.

On the Automatic Updates tab, select the Keep my computer up to date check box.

Under Settings, select an option. I suggest Download the updates automatically and notify me when they are ready to be installed, as shown in Figure 2. Then click OK.

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My computer keeps trying to update itself every time it is turned on. The problem is that it can never finish the update and turns off then re-starts. This has been going on for about 1 week and I can never get past the update page, not even to log in. Does anyone have any advice?

A:Windows Automatic Update

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the windows automatic update has turned off. there is this red shield icon on the system tray. if I try to turn it on in the security center a dialogue box appears. I dont know how to paste it here .. well, it says that security center cannot change this settings , do it manually, by going to system in control panel. please help me

A:windows automatic update..please help

I need more information: operating system? sp? what type of pc is this?

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Went to click on the Windows Automatic Update service but the box was greyed out so I could not tick it.
Also, when I go to SERVICES.MSC /Ss, I have a blue screen over part of the box when clicking on the extended tab. When clicking on the Standard tab, I go to start the Automatic Updates and then by right clicking it stops immediately - it says it was started then it was stopped!

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it does affect games. Games will stop for the update. I wonder if the other updates do the same thing; this can be a big deal since we have lots of software updates these days.

A:windows automatic update and games ?

So is this a question for help or?

That is why most gamers disable auto updates of any software... aside from anti-virus and spyware.
Though even anti-virus updates can slow things down.
Just remember to run an update check once in a while, when your not gaming.

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I have Windows XP Home. Intel E6700 overclocked to 3.2, 2MB of memory (showing 25% in use while I'm doing this message - no other programs open that I know of). When I use the Automatic update, it takes a long time to check for the latest updates. Sometimes it takes over a minute before it finds and lists the updates, even when there are only a few. I have tried different firewall and anti-virus software - makes no difference. My other home computer, also with Windows XP Home, does the automatic update a lot faster (typically 15 to 20 seconds, occasionally a bit more). Does anyone have suggestions as to what may be causing this, or how I can identify the culprit?

A:Windows Automatic Update - very sloooow

When you say automatic update- you're referring to going to the Windows Update site, and scanning? Because when you say automatic update- I'm thinking of setting the option to download the updates automatically in the background.

Windows update works by scanning the registry of your computer, to see what updates and patches need to be applied. If you have many programs (all of which create registry entries when you install them) and other items installed on your PC, it can take longer to scan the registry and inform you of the updates needed. You may actually have one corrupt registry key (this is not uncommon, after installing and uninstalling many different programs, it's only natural) that could be holding the scanning process up. I'm not familure with a good registry cleaner, simply because I haven't used many at all. And another fact about registry cleaners is some do more harm than good. Another possible issue is bandwidth, network card (hardware) or TCP/IP stack(software) that may have some problems. Someone else may know of something specific, but that's all I can think of right off the top of my head.

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Hi!! buddies...I am using Windows Xp - professional edition on my laptop. Since past few days I am constantly facing the problem with "Windows Security Centre". "Automatic Updates" of the same always gets turned off automatically after I shut down my laptop. Whenever I restart, it shows the balloon in bottom right hand corner as security threat with message "Automatic Updates is turned off". Moreover, few of the web sites are also not opening at all like "Microsoft.com" ; "superantispyware.com" etc. I also downloaded free editions of "superantispyware", "spyboat" & "Ad-Aware" through this forum only and run them and cleansed all the viruses, spywares or malawarea. I have got a licenced copy of Mcafee virus scanner installed in my laptop and I have run the same too and cleansed my system. But still, the problem persisit. Please help me...thanks !!

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A:Automatic Windows Update gets turned off always

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Dear Forum Members:

When I click on Start>Control Panel>System>Automatic Updates ... the Turn on 'Automatic' setting is unchecked and grey (cannot be changed) and the 'Turn off Automatic' setting is checked and grey (cannot be changed). How can I get the Automatic' setting to turn back on?

I basically can't get Windows Updates anymore and cannot get a good install of IE 7 either.

How can I resolve these issues?



A:Windows Automatic Update : Not functioning

Hello Casey

Go here
Line 179 right hand side

Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt

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1.) What generally determines how long it takes MS to put out an Automatic Update after its scheduled 2nd Tuesday of each month release? AND.

2.) Several friends and I (all with clean Malware-Free systems) sometimes have experianced the Windows Update notification icon diasappearing after it has been in the system tray. What causes this?


A:Questions About Automatic Windows Update?

1. Microsoft actually puts the updates out on "Patch Tuesday". When your PC actually downloads those updates depends on when your PC is configured to do so.

2. The icon will disappear when it has downloaded and installed all available "critical" updates, that does not require a reboot. If a reboot is required, then you will see a green icon when you login again, and it will tell you that updates were installed that required a reboot.

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Hello, this is my first post. Okay, 2 days ago I turned on my computer and I got a Windows Security alert that told me that my automatic updates was shut down and that I need to turn it on. So I went to Windows Security Center in Control Panel and my Automatic updates was turned off. I clicked on "Turn on Automatic Updates" and I got this message "We're sorry the security center could not change your automatic updates settings. Try changing these settings your self, go to System in Control Panel. On the automatic updates tab, select automatic (recommended), and then click OK." I did this and still the automatic updates is turned off, So I went to the official Microsoft Updates website and tried to manually install the updates but it won't allow me and it says that some of my automatic update files are either deleted or missing. I don't know what to do and since this incident I have been bombarded with fake Internet Explorer virus alerts and Pop ups and Ads. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

A:Please Help!!! Windows Automatic Update Problem!!

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1. I've only occasionally updated Windows XP(maybe every half year), anyway I don't want to update stuff all the time in case microsoft releases a broken update or something(which I've heard many stories about that).

Does anyone know of a site or something that reviews the lastest Windows XP updates and checks whether they're "safe/stable" or not? I thought I remember hearing about a site that does that but can't find it.

2. When I put "Notify me but don't automatically install updates", I can select which updates I want to be downloaded installed right?

I remember setting on "Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install" and I didn't have an option to choose which ones I wanted to install/didn't want to install, so do I have an option with "Notify me but don't automatically install updates"?

A:Windows Automatic Update questions:

For this you check the "Notify me but don't automatically install updates" option but when they "notify" you, go to the Microsoft Update website instead. Do not check "Express" Update. Instead, choose "Custom" . They will check which updates you need and will have options on which you want to install or not. Windows Update in XP will not do this; it is just an installer in disguise

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