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Q: Windows Update Apply at Windows Starting / Windows Logo

i want ask, usually update applying at welcome and when shutting down screen right? is that normal if my update apply at starting windows logo? is that something wrong with my Windows 7 ?

Regards sle3pingz

Preferred Solution: Windows Update Apply at Windows Starting / Windows Logo

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A: Windows Update Apply at Windows Starting / Windows Logo

That's normal. It's just putting the update to bed.

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I have a Sony VAIO laptop that seems to have gotten some form of malware or virus on it.  The machine specs are:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, Intel i5, 6 GB RAM.
The problem I am seeing is when I boot up the laptop and it gets to the starting windows screen with the blurred windows logo.  Then the screen goes black.  There is still hard drive activity and I hear the Windows start up chime but the screen remains black. I've let it run for up to 20 minutes but even though it shows hard drive activity the screen stays black.  There are no error messages. 
I can boot into safe mode and safe mode with networking, which I did and looked for unusual programs.  I found ScorpionSaver Services and found a removal tutorial on your site via a Google search.  I tried the steps in safe mode and things seemed to work but even though Malwarebytes found a lot of stuff (which I removed) I still could not boot into windows and ScorpionSaver Services is still there. 
I don't know if this is related or if it is a different issue but I will mention it here just in case it is helpful.  It appears that there is a browser hijack going on too because even in safe mode with networking I cannot navigate away from search.conduit.com. 
I am pretty much stuck.  In the past I have had to work my way through one of those Ransomware attacks on a friend's computer and thought this might be si... Read more

A:Sony Vaio Laptop goes black just after Windows 7 starting windows logo

Hey, nevermind.  I spent the weekend and the last 2 days slogging through the internet and I think we are good.  Not as elegant of a solution to be sure but things are working again and that is good enough for now.  Keep up the good work!  No need to spend any time on this one.  Consider it resolved. 

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Hi all,

So I have a dell optiplex 755 and have windows 7 n (the euro one w/o media player) installed and for the past 2 months the following situations have been recurring:

Start windows and boots successful
-after leaving my computer on for an extended period of time and then waking it up from "sleep" it would abruptly shutdown and then restart.

After a couple times of this happening it would then repeat the same process however it would randomly go to startup repair, run start up repair which wouldn't find any solutions and then turn off the computer. I would then sometimes turn on my computer and it would run fine and I would be able to get past the starting windows screen.
Recently I have had the above process repeat several times with being able to get passed the windows starting screen only once in about 20 tries.

I called dell and the operator mentioned the "fbi virus" right away but then wanted me to pay to have it fixed by remote access however I am short on cash so that was out of the question.....

Sorry for the length of the description, if you are confused at all by the wording please don't hesitate to ask me for further description.

Any help is appreciated!

A:Getting stuck at starting windows screen, windows logo absent

Personally, I doubt that your issue is being caused by the FBI virus because you are not getting the associated FBI warning screens; yes? Wow... I wonder how Dell was able to come to that conclusion so quickly. Anyway, have you tried running the Dell diagnostics and/or does your Dell diagnostic lamps indicate what the cause of the failure might be when your rig hangs on boot?

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I just was given an HP Pavillion Elite m9040n with a Q6600 CPU, ge force graphics card and two 500GB HDD's. When I start it up it seems to be ok the HP blue screen comes on goes to OS boot and displays "starting Windows" on the screen along with the windows logo. and then it goes to black with just the cursor on the screen. (Vista) So I know BIOS is ok, graphics are ok windows starting.  I went into F11 system HP recovery and it seems to think all is well......Very confused any Ideas? Thanks Glenn...

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I have a problem with my OS booting.It will get "starting windows" logo screen and just hang there.I have tried every type of start up repair and nothing works.It keeps giving me a windows can not repair. When i check the event log it says"a patch is preventing windows from starting"

Any suggestions.


A:Windows 7 hangs on starting windows logo screen

Your specs say build 7100, that is a little outdated. Where did you get your current version & when did you install it ?

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Hi, my laptop was factory reset and when restart for first use, it stuck at starting windows logo. Hdd dignostic was pass. Laptop was booted pc with cyber recovery utility and then reinstall os again but it still does samething. Pls help.

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I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I can't think of anywhere else.

This is going to be long, but hopefully all the information will help. Last week, I attempted to recover my Western Digital My Book Essential 1 TB (this is the second time recovering it, but I'll figure that out once I deal with this problem) using Stella Phoenix Data Recovery. I formatted the My Book, no problem, and let the Recovery wizard run. It was running for a good 3 or 4 days up until now. Since it was taking to long, I just let it run and check on it when I get home.

Today, I come home, and I see the My Book idling, so I know my computer blue screened, or it restarted somehow. I turn the monitor back on, and I'm greeted with the American Megatrends screen. It lists all my hardware, and everything seems fine. It says to press Del to resume, so I do, and that gets me to the BIOS page. I hit Exit to save changes, and expect Windows to start, but nope: the computer restarted.

Bewildered, I went through the same American Megatrends page and the BIOS page three times with the same result. I tried changing my boot drive to my SSD, then my secondary hard drive (also had Windows 7 installed), then my DVD drive. Nothing worked. I called a friend and helped trouble shoot, asked me to reset my BIOS (couldn't find that setting), asked me to remove the SSD to see if that was the problem, and it still didn't work. Then, I noticed a message at the bottom of the American Meg... Read more

A:Windows 7 won't start, hangs on "Starting Windows" screen, no logo

Update: Last night, I think the Startup Repair option finally worked but I wasn't watching the whole time. It asked me to recover so I said yes. When I returned 15 minutes later, it was at the login screen so I punched in my password and got to the desktop. However, Windows said it needed to restart for some changes to take place. I hit okay, and when it restarted, it hung on the "Starting Windows" with no logo again. I will try again today, but does anyone have any suggestions?

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I used to have issues with XP not wanting to start up only 50% of the time. When it wouldn't start up it would get stuck at the black screen with the XP logo and the blue progress bar going across. Eventually the progress bar would just freeze up and it would just get stuck there. I used to be able to turn it off and on again and it would start up normally so I never stressed about it. I did recently format and reinstall XP completely and it quit doing it for a while so I thought I resolved it....

However, recently, it started getting stuck at the XP logo everytime, no matter how many times I turned it off and on again. So today, I opened it up, unplugged and replugged in everything including the CPU, video card, fans, hard drives, and RAM (four 1GB sticks).

After plugging everything back in, now when I start it up, the fans and drives all start moving but I just get a completely black screen screen. No text, no bios info, no motherboard logo, no XP logo, nothing on the screen. During this, the internal speaker will beep for a moment every few seconds. I turned it back off and made sure everything was plugged in securely but it still does it.

So to narrow down what is causing the problem I took out three of the RAM sticks so there was only one stick in the first slot. Turned it back on and it showed the normal boot up info and once again got stuck at the XP logo like before. I am able to boot into safe mode when it is like this. I turned it off, added a ... Read more

A:Stuck at Windows XP logo when starting

You could have an issue with your Video Card driver But to be sure download Memetest and burn the image to a boot CD and run several passes of the tests with each RAM chip separately and then together. If it passes, get into Safe Mode and uninstall the Video driver, then download the latest one. If you can't, then remove the Video card and use the onboard VGA port. If that works then you know it's your video card.

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I had Windows 10 version 1511 installed on my computer already.

Today, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update arrived via Windows Update. It downloaded fine. After the restart, the Windows Update configured without problems to 100%.

During the installation after 71%, the computer restarted, and the blue Windows logo came up, with the dotted spinning circle below, and it got stuck at this screen. The dotted circle just keeps spinning. There is no hard drive activity at all.

I waited for about 45 mins first, and then I restarted the system via hard boot by pressing the power button for a few seconds. When it restarted, there was a message shown that "Recovering installation", after which it restarted and again got stuck at the same screen as above.

I again restarted manually after a while, and this time the message was "Restoring previous version of Windows", after which Windows 10 version 1511 was restored. So, that was good.

After that, to avoid any problems, I uninstalled Avast free antivirus, and other unnecessary programs. I also uninstalled disk imaging software like Paragon Backup & Recovery, Macrium Reflect free, and Aomei Backupper, just to be safe, since I saw some kind of error regarding Paragon software in the Event Viewer.

I let the Anniversary Update download again, and again, same thing happened... after installation at 71%, the computer restarted and it is stuck again at the same screen with Windows logo and dotted circle spinning.

What... Read more

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computers being BSOD'ing infrequently for a while while playing assorted video games so i saw this coming, now it BSOD's every time i start it up 2 seconds into the windows logo coming up
iv tried changing video cards, putting the harddrive in another computer, still bluescreens.

runs fine in safe mode with networking.

DM Log Collector thing is attached, thanks in advance for any help/insight

A:BSOD just at windows logo when starting up er. 0x000000FC

It is Avast.

BugCheck FC, {fffff88006969c38, 8000000220b87121, fffff880009a91e0, 2}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for aswSP.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for aswSP.sys
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for aswSnx.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for aswSnx.sys
Probably caused by : aswSP.sys ( aswSP+58c38 )

Followup: MachineOwner
Stay in Safe mode. Uninstall Avast using Avast Uninstall Utility. Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.

Do two more things. Daemon Tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known BSOD causer. Uninstall Daemon Tools at first. Then download SPTD standalone installer from Disk-Tools.com, and execute the downloaded file as guided below :
Double click to open it.
Click this button only:

If it is grayed out, as in the picture, there is no more SPTD in your system, and you just close the window.
Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
Click on the Start button
Type “msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the “Startup” tab.
Deselect all items other than the antivirus.
Apply > OK
Acce... Read more

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Hi. I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. I never applied updates through Windows Update. I heard about the Ransomware and started to download the MS17-010 security updates for my system (KB4012212 and KB4012215), but both out: "Searching for updates
on the computer" then appears: "The update does not apply to equipment ". Should I have a previous update to KB4012212, or why do I get that last message ?.

I hope they help me, thank you.

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Hi Friends ,

My Windows 7 boot normal and after Windows Starting logo apear , blue screen appear quickly so much that i can't see what's message and restart
i tried repaid and fixmbr and fixboot , no way

A:Blue screen- windows starting logo , then restart

To see the BSOD, rapidly tap the F8 key before the Windows Splash Screen shows up.
Then select "Disable automatic restart on system failure" from the list (it's towards the bottom).
The next time a BSOD shows, it'll stop there.

Here's the info that we need:

While waiting for a reply, please try these free, bootable diagnostics: Initial Hardware Diagnostics

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My HP pavilion HPE (beats audio) $900 computer, for the second time in less than a month, froze up, upon booting up. Just stays on windows logo. so had to do a hard shut down, then re start. (and all was okay)  any suggestions. This computer has been returned 4 times in the past year, for problems, I/e bad fan, defective hard drive, won't connect to wifi, etc. what a piece of junk !!

A:computer will not boot up, stays on starting windows logo

So obviously restarts aren't helping you..
One or two of your Windows Files might be broken and fixing them is called doing a Startup Repair. When a computer boots incorrectly the best first step to do is a Last Kown Good Configuration.
You will find this page a help:

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Acer Aspire 5532-5534
Windows 7 Home Premium

I can't get the laptop to boot past the glowing window logo that says "Starting Windows". It doesn't freeze it just hangs there forever. I tried booting into safe mode and it hangs at windows\system32\drivers\atipcie.sys and then restarts.

I don't need to save anything on the computer so easiest way to get it up and running will work. I don't have any discs to restore.

Thank you in advance.

A:can't get laptop to boot past starting windows logo

Sure you don't mind to loose everything?!

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Hello. Long time listener, first time caller. I've got a Toshiba Satellite P755-S5120 that is running Windows 7 Home Premium and is getting a 800B0100 error whenever I try to apply either KB2918614 or KB3000988. I have tried running the SURT on a couple of different occasions as well as having tried sfc /scannow. Attached are the CBS logs from the computer as well as screenshots of the failure event in Windows Update.

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A:Windows Update 800B0100 error when trying to apply KB2918614

I've also tried manually running the updates, and actually tried reinstalling SP1 in the vain hope that I could use an overlay install of that as a repair. Interestingly, the SP1 install also threw a 800B0100 error.

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 I´ve deployed via SCCM 2012 R2 the last updates of this month (July, 2015), after install the updates some computers restarted and stopped on that screen "Applying update operation 19541 of 23141 (\Registry\machi...)". Sometimes if you restart
manually it finishes applying and starts the OS normally.
 In some cases the computer finishes applying the updates but goes to that Windows Repair screen, I believe because it´s too many times restarted abruptly.
Important information:
- Windows 7 Enterprise;
- Computers are encrypted with Symantec PGP and there´s some computers with Bitlocker. ;
- Issue only happens with a specific computer model: Laptop -> HP Folio 9470m;

List of updates deployed:

Security Update for   Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3067904)

Cumulative Security Update for Internet   Explorer 9 for Windows 7 (KB3065822)

Cumulative Security Update for Internet   Explorer 9 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3065822)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3067904)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3069762)

Security Update for Windows 7 for   x64-based Systems (KB3069762)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3067903)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3070738)

Security Update for Windows 7 for   x64-based Systems (KB3070738)

Security Update for Windows 7 for   x64-based Systems (KB3067903)

Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010   (KB3054971) 32... Read more

A:Windows 7 Enterprise doesn´t complete update apply

It was a supersseded update that we removed and everything was fine.Pax et bonum

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Hello, Here's the full story,
On Tuesday 9 April i was running Toolwiz Timefreeze (A program that freeze your computer and doesn't save anything while its running its more like a portable DeepFreeze) So while i was running it a windows update came up, so i said it won't be saved, but when i rebooted my computer to discard changes, The computer started So Sloooooow, but i didn't care much, i said its just some temporary problem, and then another updates appeared so i installed it and rebooted and Puff'' I can't go into windows,, A BSOD appears after the ''Starting windows'' Logo and after the mouse cursor appears
this is the BSOD : http://sdrv.ms/YNIAr2
this is the memory dump file it creates : http://sdrv.ms/YOkaO1 (I could't find minidump, I'm sorry, I compressed the Full dump to 95Mo After it was 300Mo)
The repairing tool Doesn't do a thing, And i can't even get to safe mode, i get stuck at aswrvrt.sys, and then the BSOD appears again, here is a screenshot : http://sdrv.ms/YOkzQI
I had two restore points, but both of them were giving me an error, idk why, and after i runned ''Chkdsk -f '', the restore points disappeared
Please Help, I tried everything and still can't even into safe mode , i hope someone among you know the solution of my problem, I'm using a bootbale linux right now,,,

A:BSOD, Crashes after the 'Starting windows' logo, Error 0x000000F4

Hi BassGaz

The F4 BSOD is a hardware issue mainly hard drive .

The aswRvrt.sys has to do with your Avast Antivirus .

Let's see if we could uninstall Avast in Safe Mode with Command Prompt . While the PC is booting up tap on the F8 key . Once you get to the Advanced Boot Options menu screen choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt and press [ENTER] . Log in once the command prompt window comes up input these commands
wmic product name

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Hey all,

Despite having cleaned out temporary files, previous windows installation files, and anything else unnecessary, I could only get about 7-8Gb of free space, which proved insufficient for Windows to update to version 1511.

It suggested using an external drive to handle the update files, so I put in a 64Gb microSD card. Despite selecting this, however, it still can't update. It goes from asking for ~8.9Gb extra free space on C:/ to ~8.3Gb.

There's got to be some way for these 32Gb eMMC to handle Windows updates, surely?

A:Satellite Click 10: Cannot apply Windows Update to version 1511

Did you format the SD card ? You have to format it on the machine first . search, formatting SD card windows 10. Best to put in a spare SD card and later keep this card as it will have a copy of your update on it for future resets . Then pop in another good SD card for future storage, but some apps etc wont go to it, but you can get them to do so. search, getting your apps to store and operate on external drives. Don't use any other antivirus package except the built in windows defender, it is specially light in size and wont use up much storage and it will protect you well enough. You can safely delete all Toshiba stuff that comes with it to make room. also there is so many things on windows 10 you can do without search stuff you don't really need windows 10.

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Hello all,

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit that works perfectly except something. When it starts up, the past Windows logo "Starting Windows" does not appear instead the "Microsoft Corporation" logo appears. How can I fix this problem so that the Windows shows the previous "Starting windows" logo when starting?

A:The past Windows logo "Starting Windows" does not appear

This thread may be of help

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Hello, I have camera issue in my laptop, so Lenovo support changed the Camera and also motherboard and I just realized that on Windows 10 startup boot no more Lenovo logo, it showing Windows original logo. Is there any way to change back to the Lenovo logo? Thank you

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Our trusty ol laptop, Sony Vaio VPCCW13FD, refuses to load windows 7 home premium 64bit (original install since purchase). I get stuck right after the 'starting windows' logo at a black screen with a moveable cursor. Strange thing is that I can plug the hdmi output to the TV and I can move the cursor around on the tv as well and the display off/on physical button also functions normally, all the same in safe mode with/without networking and normal.

This happened when I tried to optional update the Nvidia video card through windows update (by itself). Mid-install it failed and displayed a message something like 'reverting to previous graphics controller' and then reboot now/later showed up and it has not boot up since.

I think it's just stuck mid-boot at the graphics driver part but I don't know how to fix it without doing a clean install, which is last resort. System restore seems to have lost all its restore points even though i remember seeing 'creating restore point' in the beginning of the update, and the recovery partition will only do a clean install - no repair options there either.

I then burned the win7HP x64 iso and tried to do a repair options from disk with no results. Thinking back to the XP days, I proceeded to try a non-destructive install on top of existing OS from the disk, but it then says that the upgrade can only be started from within a functional windows, and the only option is custom install which wipes... Read more

A:Vaio laptop won't boot, black screen with moveable cursor after starting windows logo

Hi have you fixed this issue or still require assistance??

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Windows Server 2008 R2 failure to apply windows updates and reverting changes. Please advise.
Thank you.


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I recently installed Windows 10, and after the installation, It automatically restarted the system. I thought nothing of it, until it rebooted. Upon reboot, my laptop was stuck on the hp logo. I let it sit overnight just to make sure it wasn't just loading and nothing happened. I have checked other forums, including one saying that I need to spray compressed air in the vents. It did not work. I also tried to look in system diagnostics to do a system test. After the test, all components pass, but after I click main menu, it goes right back to the hp logo. Someone please help!

A:Stuck on hp logo after windows 10 update.

Update: I do not know what I did, but upon clicking exit it started an automatic system repair, and said the computer did not restart correctly, and asked me to restart again. I restarted again, and it went right back to the hp logo.

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I am getting this error when I am install Windows 7: Windows could not format a partition on disk 0 - error code 0x80004005 during a new install of Windows 7. I have tried both Home Premium x64 and Enterprise x64. Both falling into the same error: I've removed all partition using gparted, and created a single primary partition, but I keep getting that error. Here is what happens:
PC boots from it, then goes to this screen: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_CsM3xxjCuyg/SWPEBv_Ry2I/AAAAAAAAAwQ/gWFT19O3ayw/s1600-h/install_step4.jpg

After that, it just starts copying files: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_CsM3xxjCuyg/SWPEO633HPI/AAAAAAAAAxA/D5BAJXjsqcY/s1600-h/install_step10.jpg

Which means it COMPLETELY skilled these steps: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_CsM3xxjCuyg/SWPEB9CCyeI/AAAAAAAAAwY/Gaa9S-9Fwpc/s1600-h/install_step5.jpg http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_CsM3xxjCuyg/SWPEM5-yhWI/AAAAAAAAAwo/S1G5kQoNhHw/s1600-h/install_step7.jpg http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_CsM3xxjCuyg/SWPENZKaAzI/AAAAAAAAAww/xG7Nqd2416A/s1600-h/install_step8.jpg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_CsM3xxjCuyg/SWPEONxCNsI/AAAAAAAAAw4/JjOpnEFup8w/s1600-h/install_step9.jpg
Which means I can't select which disk or partition I want Windows 7 on.
After about 5 seconds, the error pops up: Windows coupld not apply the unattend answer file's <DiskConfiguration> setting
Before I removed all partitions, I got this message during installation: Windows could not format a partition on disk 0 - error code 0x80004005
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A:Windows could not apply the unattend answer file's <DiskConfiguration> setting - error code 0x80004005 during a new install of Windows 7

Please copy the DiskConfiguration part from your answer file to your post, we will see if there is any problems.
Can you manually format the disk during installation, but without using gparted? If it can be formatted manually, how does the unattended installation work when you try it again?Arthur Xie - MSFT

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Hi guys,

Last night my computer applied the Windows updates that it had automatically downloaded and this morning when I tried to turn on the computer, Windows would not start. Whenever I try to boot up the computer, it gets past the bios screen then the monitor proceeds to go into sleep mode. I have looked around but could not find a solution to the problem so I figured that I would seek help here. Any advice would be much appreciated, thanks!

A:Windows not starting after Windows Update

Press F8 at boot to get the Advanced Boot Options menu.
Select Last know configuration that worked.

See if that fixes it.

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Okay I just got to a center for one thing and I found a bunch of problems. I have a bunch of PC's at this center that need SP2 and a bunch of other KB patches. I don't have any media here but I do have my USB drive. They are on ISDN and I don't want to wait for the download on each PC due to the painful slowness.

I have 1 Pro PC here that has all items installed... Is there any Dirs I can copy from this one to the others and get it installed with whats here?

A:Urgent - Windows XP Copy Windows updates from one PC and apply on other PC's?

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Downloaded Windows 7 update and installing it in pc shutdown. But it's stuck in a windows logo, saying "applying update operation 909 of 909 (chuchu/chuchu/..)" tried to restart the PC for bunch of times but to no avail. I tried the F8 but I get stuck with the Repair Your Computer cause I don't have that damn windows installation disc with me. Is there any other way I can system restore it without CD or if possible, can I use another installation disc so long that it's Windows 7? Someone pls help me out. I would appreciate it surely.

A:Applying Update Operation got stuck in windows logo

You should be able to get System Restore to work from a full Win 7 DVD providing it's the same SP level, and the same edition as the current install.

You can download most of them from the links here....

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Hi there,

I came home Sunday to find that my computer had restarted to the log in screen. What was odd is that the cursor was blinking VERY rapidly.

I tried to input my pwd and the line immediately filled with the letter. I thought a key was stuck but that was ruled out. I restarted and then the windows logo at startup was blinking rapidly too! Anything that shows progress moves rapidly.

I tried everything and have now tried a fresh install and can't get that to work either. Any ideas? Does this sound like an update problem?

A:Flashing cursor/windows logo after recent update

Before we guess lets make sure it is not a big problem
Run antivirus scan and download and run malwarebytes.


My fear is that whenever connected to the net, if you do not have a good firewall the nasties could find you.

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Hello.  my laptop got very slow recently and Internet Explore was acting up and super slow so I decided to remove some HP/Media software I don't use.  After that I found out that Windows 10 was again available for free part of their 10th year Anniversary or something like that. It downloaded, verified the downloaded and asked to restart to install. It was installing fine up until 32% and then came the HP Logo which I didn't think much of but after more than an hour it was still on the HP and no change. I left it like that over night and still no change.  I believe the laptop original OS is 8/8.1 and I can't recall if it was a 32 or a 64 bit.   Please help. 

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Last night I turned off my computer normally. The only thing different was that it installed some updates before turning off. This morning when I turned it on, I noticed that it got stuck on the "Starting Windows" logo screen. I turned it off (forcing it) and turned it on again and asked me if I wanted to start normally or repair. When I clicked repair it got stuck on the loading bar thing. At first, the f8 button wouldn't work but after a few tries it did and I can't get in safe mode either, it gets stuck.

I gave up and since the computer is pretty much new so I don't have much installed on it, I decided to just reformat it but even in the disk it gets stuck. I downloaded a repair disc and it is stuck in the loading bar with the Microsoft Corportation below.

EDIT: So I noticed when opening it up that the mobo has a red light(located in the front panel header thing)... next to it, it says LED1 R474... I'm not completely sure what it means but with my luck...it probably died on me. (Should i post this in the mobo's section?)

It was probably the updates so if I could somehow get it to unistall last night's updates (and maybe preventing it from updating again since I'm freaked out) it will get fixed maybe? The question is how :/

System specs:
System Manufacturer/Model Number Built it myself
OS Windows 7

CPU intel quad core 2 2.66ghz
Motherboard xfx 750i sli nforce
Memory 4gb corsair gaming memory
Graphics Card(s) pny nvidia geforce gts250
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A:Stuck in "Starting Windows" logo - Even in installation/repair CD

Lot's of issues with this mobo: http://www.google.com/search?q=LED1+...ient=firefox-a

Go into the BIOS and reset the board to default values.

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Dear sevenforum users,

The problem in question is not happening to myself but someone I want to help out.

When he tries to logon to his Windows 7 machine he gets a interactive logon failure error message and is unable to logon.

He tried save mode, save mode with network and save mode with command prompt and none worked. So he installed a second Windows 7 on another partition, made some research and found a hotfix he's sure will solve his problem.

Now we are at the one million question: How to apply updates without being able to log on to Windows?

Are there any means to accomplish this? Thanks in advance, Ricardo Bohner.

A:Can one apply Windows Updates without Loging on to Windows?

Try doing this to see if things can be repaired.

SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

Use method 1.

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I have a list of 5 updates that start the Windows 10 barrage. KB3035583, KB3068708, KB3022345, KB3075249, KB3080149. I uninstall them and when sent again I hide them. However Microsoft continues to resend them quite often. Each time updates arrive I have to look for them and once again hide them. Is there anyway to permanently avoid them. It is tedious having to defend my pc against Windows 10 which is why I am considering giving up on Windows altogether.


A:Windows updates that apply to upgrading to Windows 10

via Majorgeeks,
Download/ Install GWX (W10 stopper).


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My 3 years old HP DV7 laptop is frozen at startup on the "Starting Windows" logo screen (i.e. the black screen with the MS logo).

Earlier today, the laptop froze and the screen turned black, I force shutdown the laptop and when I tried to restart it, the laptop is stuck at startup. This is the first time that this has happened.

It seems that I can successfully startup if I start laptop in Safe Mode, but that seems to be the only way.

I ran "System Recovery Options" from Startup Repair and got message that it can not be fixed automatically.
I have tried searching online and resetting BIOS to default with no luck.

I'm currently using an older laptop to write this.

Sorry for the length of the description, if you are confused at all by the wording please don't hesitate to ask me for further description.

Any help is appreciated!

A:HP DV7 frozen at the "Starting Windows" logo at startup

in your system recovery options, do you have one for system restore? if so, try restoring to a previously saved restore point prior to the problem. you can also do this in safemode.

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Yesterday night my laptop installed an update and I remember it prompting me to restart my computer. Instead I chose the option to postpone the update. I erred when I forgot to restart my computer before going to sleep and instead had put it into sleep mode. Upon resuming windows, my screen was black and there was an error (which I failed to note but it was something about "logging in").

I tried force-powering off my laptop and upon reaching the "Windows Starting", I notice that the logo freezes. The computer appears unresponsive but after a couple of minutes, I am taken to my account log-in screen.

I read somewhere that this might be the result of a corrupt C file. Will a system restore fix the problem? (On the system restore there is a timestamp for "Windows Update" of type "Critical" that was installed around the time I postponed the restart). Is there a way I can scan my computer for corrupted files?

A:Freezes at "Windows Starting" Logo, then resumes normally?

Yes, there is a way.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

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My HP DV7 laptop is frozen at startup on the "Starting Windows" logo screen (i.e. the black screen with the MS logo).

Earlier today, the laptop froze and the screen turned black, I force shutdown the laptop and when I tried to restart it, the laptop is stuck at startup.

It seems that I can successfully startup if I start laptop in Safe Mode, but that seems to be the only way.

I have tried searching online and resetting BIOS to default with no luck.

I'm currently using an older laptop.


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Windows apps during update, slowly shows downloaded size and after some download, it shows total download needed.
I want to avoid heavy updates. For example asphalt 8 downloaded 2.8 GB. By the time it showed total update required, more than 500 mb was downloaded.
How to know the total update size for apps before update or just after starting the update?

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hello windows 7 sp1 update not starting and it takes long time

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I tried to google for solution but nothing.
I installed new clean windows 8 copy then started windows update I had about 109 updates.
I clicked Install but it was on 0% for ever never started downloading.

I tried some solutions one of them was to delete the files in this directory:


I tried some files were deleted some not since they were using in other process/program.
Since then when i'm trying to open the Windows Update it's thinking and thinking a lot of time in the control panel but never open it.

What else can I do ?

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I have Windows Vista Home Basic (SP1) installed in my home PC. Windows update does not work now - when I launch it, it simply freezes. The last successful update was on Aug 13th (KB950582, KB905866, KB951978, KB952709, KB955020). I downloaded the System Update Readiness Tool (KB947821) manually, but could not install it. I got the window 'preparation completed', but nothing happened beyond that.

I checked my system to make sure there are no malware. I used Malwarebytes' Anti-malware 1.25 (ran as an administrator) and it did not find any infected items (please see attached log).

I ran Hijackthis (again as an administrator) and have generated the log (please find it attached). I would appreciate if anyone could guide me to solve the problem.


A:Windows Update Not Starting Up

ZoneAlarm does not work well with Vista and SP1. I've been there and done that Here are some free Firewall programs, but I've heard that Comodo may be causing a few people some problems, too:http://internetrotsyourbrain.com/rridgely/freesoftware.htm

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the main thing is each and every install  windows update just searches forever and nothing happens after diagnostic tool it says Datastore.edb is corrupted and cant be repaired and each time it download the corrupted Datastore.edb
can they at leats give a proper service pack 2 for windows 7  64 bit ultimate that is then uptodate with working windows update that works after a direct standalone install of sp1 i use windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and i reinstalled the system allready
 5 times each and every time the same problame that Datastore.edb is corrupted and windows update just gets stuck!
i how you can either releasse a service pack 2 so that windows update works again after a direct install of service pack 1
or a windows update that doesnt use data store cause its yepp Not working,
i use a amd 6 core with a amd hd 6700 readon and 8 gb ram
both asus motherboard and grafic
as it is now windows update is with windows 7 service pack 1= not useable !!!!
sincierly Christian Madjari

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I purchased a new notebook with Windows 7 in October. During the first weeks I uninstalled McAfee and replaced the harddrive. Since November Windows Update fails with error messages and defender does not start anymore. I made several virus scans (complete) with multiple antivirus programs but nothing showed up.Since it took my days to install various software, I do not want to re-install W7. I also have no good backup that I could restore. I am really surprised that there is not even a single entry regarding the error code in the Microsoft Knowledge base or elsewhere.I really would appreciate help. 

A:Windows Update does not work, Windows Standalone Update Installer stops with error 0xc8000247 (Windows 7 Home Premium on Acer Aspire 1810TZ notebook)

Got it !!!!
If You are using notebooks with with hard drive larger than 700 GB you probably should update Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver.
Here is solution :
Download and install it.

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I have helped a friend clean his computer using Malawarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, and C Cleaner. He did not have a virus protection on it. I have put Microsoft Security Essentials on the computer and updated and ran a full scan. None of the programs including the Security Essentials found anything except adware.

When I go into the Task Manager, it shows the CPU usage at 100%. I have looked everywhere on the web and can't seem to find a way to reduce the CPU usage. I have turned off the side bar and disabeled several program from running in the start up.

I did find a posting that said it might be due to not maintaing Windows Updates. When I checked Windows Update I found I could not update. I went to services and find that the windows update service is starting (not started). I tried to go in and sop and then restart the service but it is grayed out. I can't get it to start. I was thinking that if I could do the updates he needs in Windows Update, I might be able to correct the problem in the services.

If anyone can direct me to how to correct this, I would sure appreciate it.

A:Windows Update won't start. Says it is starting

Download Process Explorer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspxUnzip ProcessExplorer.zip, and double click on procexp.exe to run the program.Click on View > Select Colunms.In addition to already pre-selected options, make sure, the Command Line is selected, and press OK.Go File>Save As, and save the report as Procexp.txt.Attach the file to your next reply.============================Please download Farbar Service Scanner Download Link and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:

Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.

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Back when the 10 update first came out, I tried updating from Windows Updates, downloaded ISO/Images from disk and CD, all failing due to the very informative error "Your Windows 10 Update Failed".

Anyway, I figured on trying it again, before actually buying a full version, and allowed the script update. I now have the script icon in my task bar, which when I click on, offers options to update now or download and update later. I have clicked on both of these, only to display the update screen advising I have no updates available.

I have searched everywhere trying to find a way to activate the 10 update, but cannot find anything. Possibly it was downloaded previously and there is somewhere I can activate the installation?

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Please delete all other posts regarding windows update not working.
I tried you stand alone update for new files on 1607, but I get the error below.
For some reason the 0x80080005 is the error message I keep getting even if I do a "windows update' or "stand alone". I really thought the stand alone would work. If I can't get this fixed, I'll never get updates. Thanks for all you help, I don't know how to resolve this, I know basics of computers, but not how to resolve tough issues like this. I wish there was a script from MS to fix this problem. Thanks again.

A:Windows update, starting new post

I'm starting to wonder if your OS is legitimate.

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I have an HP desktop about 4 or 5 years old pc with WINDOWS XP -- theres been a WINDOWS update sitting in the task bar forever so I finally decided to do the update.... the update said something about service pack 3 ... took a long time then after it was done it said to reboot pc for changes to take effect... now windows wont boot back up .... just keeps goin in a continual boot loop unless I start it in SAFE MODE .... now on the desktop in safe mode across the top it says............................................................................. " microsoft widows XP build 2600 .xpsp_sp3_gdr.100216-1514: Service pack 3"

A:problem starting WINDOWS after update

See if anything in this related thread helps: PC won't boot after XP SP3 install

(ignore the reference to SP3 still being in beta testing in the first reply. It was then, but not now).

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After installing a windows update for my HP 2000-2b19wm laptop which is currently using windows 8 to finish the update of windows 10 the laptop has to restart which began the problem. The laptop failed to restart and won't start up, it just doesnot proceed further the screen with the HP sign. I have already tried unplugging the adapter and removing the battery and pressing the power button and then attaching the battery but it didn't resulted anything still my laptop persist with the same problem. Please let me know if there is any solution to this, suggestions are welcomed

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