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Q: Constant BSOD, windows updates, fresh installs, etc...

So, I acquired this great gaming PC a few weeks ago, and everything was going great - then I decided to install a fresh version of Windows 7 x64, and when it came time to install the video card drivers, I've faced a series of crashes, and it has only gotten progressively worse. Since then, I've encountered BSOD during new installs of windows 7, almost during every windows update, and during most driver installs. I was tinkering around with the HDDs (unplugging, replugging), because I read that I needed to disconnect one to be able to install properly on the SSD.

Anyways, some of the errors I've been receiving are:

Page_fault_in_nonpaged_area,
win32k.sys,
System_sewrvice_exception,
0x00000050,
0x0000003b,
0x0000001e,
and 0x0000007f

I pray It's nothing that I have to go back in and physically tinker with, because I'm so afraid of just making things worse.

I don't know how to post those long logs of errors, so if someone can try to help out a TOTAL newb, I would be very greatful. I really didn't want to come here to ask for a handout, but I'm running out of hope.

some general information:
Win 7 x64
Intel i5-2500k
MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt Motherboard
MSI R7850 Twin Frozr OC Edition Radion HD 7850 GPU


Please be gentle.

Thank you

Scott

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Preferred Solution: Constant BSOD, windows updates, fresh installs, etc...

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

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

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

A: Constant BSOD, windows updates, fresh installs, etc...

Please follow - BSOD Help and Support - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I have a number of used Dell systems, mostly optiplex GX150, GX240, GX260 and GX270, as well as one brand new custom built machine.

There are at least 15 machines total, and on each one I've installed Windows XP Professional with SP2 on the disc. On each one, ALL or MOST of the windows updates will fail if I skip the SP3 installation. This isn't a problem as SP3 works fine on the Dell machines and they're being prepped to be sold anyway.

The problem is on the custom build. The customer specifically requested NOT to have Service Pack 3 on the machine. There are about 20 updates that fail on this machine. I've tried using Dial-a-fix to re-register dll's and restart services etc to no avail.

Any suggestions? These are all clean XP installs with no additional software other than device drivers.
 

A:Windows Updates fail on mulitple fresh installs

Visit my homepage and click on Fix Windows Update.
 

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Hello everyone, I've been desperate for days on end for this issue to just stop (like wishing away a nightmare), but it just doesn't, and I have tried every solution I could find on google.

OS - Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, but I have another partition with Vista Ultimate on it just in case I need to access the files on my current partition. I recently did an upgrade, bought an FX-4320 and 8 gigs of ram (hyperx 1866 mhz), on an ASRock 960GC-GS FX and a MaxCUBE 500w real power psu. The thing is, it all went fine for the first days, even when the cpu had the subpar stock cooler that came in the box (and I put an aftermarket one shortly thereafter), all games ran great, no system crashes, no bsods.

And one day suddenly I get a BSOD with the message SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION, and the next one SYSTEM THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED. I spoke with some friends and they all advised me to get a clean reinstall, and so I did, and much to my dismay, the bsods actually multiplied. All my google searches pointed towards abnormal gpu drivers installations, and I followed the gpu driver CLEAN REINSTALL, in safe mode and all. Tried playing some games, bsod again.
I have three main suspicions:
1. My PSU can't handle the new components and shuts down - highly unlikely, my pc ran flawlessly for the first few days
2. GPU overheat? Even when playing Dota 2 which is not such a demanding game, the gpu heat ramps up to 65+ degrees
3. This one might be a long shot, but after the new os installation, since I... Read more

A:Constant BSOD when playing, fresh windows 10 installation

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Hello
I need some help identifying my laptop problems, I have a fresh windows 7 install, but the BSOD is preventing me from making any tests. I managed to copy minidumps from windows using Hirens BootCD and do a CPUZ report - attached in this message. Please, help me identify my BSOD!
 
Minidumps larger than attachment requirements:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/hb349mhpxwqeqi6/Minidump.zip

A:Constant BSOD, fresh windows install, please help identify

Data submitted reflects XP O/S.
 
Louis

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Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
Gigabyte GA-Z97X-GAMING 7 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card
Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Crucial M500 Series 960GB SSD - CT960M500SSD1
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit

My daughter has some interest in PCs so we decided to build a PC to see if it was something she wanted to do more of. We purchased the above part list and assembled them in an NZXT S340 ATX Mid Tower Case.

After assembly we installed W7 Ultimate 64 Bit. The system crashed upon launching any game. Crashes were immediate reboots and most often not the BSOD, but there were an occasional BSOD as well.

After a few weeks of troubleshooting we reformatted and reinstalled everything but this time we did not install any of the ASUS Graphics card drivers. We let Windows do it on its own. That seemed to help reduce the crashes. Then I realized I could disable the on board graphics in the BIOS and did so. Maybe there were conflicts between the motherboard graphics and the ASUS Graphics card. Not sure.

So as of today I am happy to say we seemed to have resolved all crashing with the exception of the BSOD, which seems to happen about once a day. We leave the PC on all of the time. The BSOD crash will occur even when no one is using the PC.

So I am at a loss as to what to do. I found this wonderful site in a google search. I am s... Read more

A:Custom Build BSOD after two fresh W7 Installs

...finding more info on this site. I am going to run Memtest86+ V5.01 USB today to see if there is a problem with either my memory or motherboard memory slots. If no problems found after 8+ passes I will try Driver verifyer.

Since I purchased these parts in June, I would like to know if there are problems with any of my components now in order to get support from the manufacturer.

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I need some help understanding Windows 10, costs and activation.
I upgraded all my PC's back when Win 10 released.
Now I want to go back to wipe out and install fresh.  
How will Win 10 know to activate?  
Is it tied into my Microsoft account?  
What about PC's that I don't use a MS account to sign in?
I attempted a clean Win 10 install on a laptop I replaced the hard drive recently and noticed "Windows is not activated" in the system properties.  I ended up putting Win 7 back on it instead.
What about performing future clean installs, especially after the July 29 free upgrade deadline?  If a PC that is upgraded to Win 10, crashes 6 months from now, how can I install Win 10 and have it activated?
Thanks!!!

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Hoping that someone has worked this out. I manage over 100 laptops. We use W10 Home on the laptops because the laptops are not on the domain at HQ. When I have an out of warranty HDD failure, I want to swap the old HDD with an SSD and perform a fresh install of W10 on the SSD. I keep running into issues with the bios or windows licensing stopping me.

It's all honest, even willing to pay for a Windows licence if I have to...how is it done?

Thanks

A:Windows 10 Fresh Installs

Windows licensing should not be stopping you. When you upgrade a computer from a properly activated Windows 7/8/8.1, a digital entitlement gets stored on Microsoft activation servers. The digital entitlement is matched to the unique hardware ID of that computer. Simply upgrading from a HDD to an SSD should not affect the unique hardware ID. When a fresh install of Windows 10 is done on that same computer the hardware ID is sent to Microsoft activation servers where it is matched to the digital entitlement stored there and retrieved, activating Windows 10.

Here is what I would suggest:
First make sure your computers are activated with a digital entitlement and have the generic Windows 10 Home product key. Running a 10586 build of Windows if you go to the activation screen under settings, updates and security, it will say activated with digital entitlement. Run showkey plus from this forum:
Showkey - Windows 10 Forums

Verify the Windows 10 product key is the generic key for Home:
YTMG3-N6DKC-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7

If your computers are activated with a digital entitlement and using the generic product key, then I would suggest putting that generic product key in a pid.txt file:
Windows Setup Edition Configuration and Product ID Files (EI.cfg and PID.txt)

[PID]
Value=YTMG3-N6DKC-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7

The pid.txt file gets saved in the sources directory of the Windows 10 install media. That will cause Windows 10 to install Windows 10 Home and not ask for a product key. It sho... Read more

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I built up a new PC before Christmas. These were the components:

Asus P8Z77-V Motherboard
Intel i5 3570K 3.4GHz
2 x G-Skill 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz
PowerColor HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card
OCZ 120GB Agility 3 SSD

Not really used it that much and have had random crashes since built. Today, I decided to start afresh and reformatted the C drive and re-installed Windows. Although the OS installed without a hitch, at various times throughout the Windows Update process, the machine would crash a BSOD would appear.

I have attached the files as requested.

Can anyone advise me on what is the best approach to resolving this issue?

Cheers

Darren

A:Windows 7 - Fresh Install BSOD whilst applying windows updates

Hello DarrenF.

Four crashes, four different stopcodes.

Code:
BugCheck 34, {50853, fffff8800317e738, fffff8800317df90, fffff80002cd1eee}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!ExAcquireResourceSharedLite+4e )

Followup: MachineOwner
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BugCheck 1E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff80002c8e284, 0, ffffffffffffffff}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!SwapContext_PatchXRstor+0 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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BugCheck 1A, {31, fffffa800ef4fac0, fffff8800e0ed000, fffff8a00a7584e0}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::NNGAKEGL::`string'+7271 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff960000f6b32, fffff8800785ffa0, 0}

Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!FreeObject+12 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Whereas ntkrnlmp.exe and win32k.sys, none of them cannot be the real probable cause of a crash. Do these tests, one by one.

Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Stress test the CPU.
Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95

Enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.

Let us know the results, with the subsequent crash dumps, if any.

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Hi there. I have a Dell Vostro 1500, Intel integrated GPU, 1.4GHz Dual Core. I bought it with XP Pro, though it shipped with Vista as well. So here's the timeline.

- XP worked flawlessly
- Installed Ubuntu on separate partition; works flawlessly
- Ran Windows 7 compatibility tool, checked out fine; installed Windows 7 Beta (several months ago); got random BAD_POOL_CALLER and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSODs.
- Ran Memtest for days, no errors
- Reformatted Windows 7 Beta using a USB stick instead; random BSODs.
- Reformatted with Vista Basic; random BSODs.
- Replaced memory with a new pair of 1GB sticks; random BSODs.
- Obtained and installed a new copy of Windows 7 Home Premium; random BSODs.
- Downgraded to previous BIOS version; same thing.

If someone could help me out, I'd be jazzed. This computer runs memtest day and night with no problems, so I have a hard time thinking it's a memory problem, though I could be mistaken. The BSODs occur at really random intervals... it could happen during boot, or while viewing a pdf. I will attach my minidump files, and also the output of BlueScreenView.

Anyone got any suggestions? Thanks a million, if so...

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Dump File : 011810-29499-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/18/2010 4:21:48 PM
Bug Check String : BAD_POOL_CALLER
Bug Check Code : 0x000000c2
Parameter 1 : 0x00000007
Parameter 2 : 0x00001097
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000
Parameter 4 : 0xaafbb008
Caused By Driver : ntkrnlpa.exe
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A:BSODs in Windows 7 (and Vista) after fresh installs

  
Quote: Originally Posted by noiseordinance


Hi there. I have a Dell Vostro 1500, Intel integrated GPU, 1.4GHz Dual Core. I bought it with XP Pro, though it shipped with Vista as well. So here's the timeline.

- XP worked flawlessly
- Installed Ubuntu on separate partition; works flawlessly
- Ran Windows 7 compatibility tool, checked out fine; installed Windows 7 Beta (several months ago); got random BAD_POOL_CALLER and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSODs.
- Ran Memtest for days, no errors
- Reformatted Windows 7 Beta using a USB stick instead; random BSODs.
- Reformatted with Vista Basic; random BSODs.
- Replaced memory with a new pair of 1GB sticks; random BSODs.
- Obtained and installed a new copy of Windows 7 Home Premium; random BSODs.
- Downgraded to previous BIOS version; same thing.

If someone could help me out, I'd be jazzed. This computer runs memtest day and night with no problems, so I have a hard time thinking it's a memory problem, though I could be mistaken. The BSODs occur at really random intervals... it could happen during boot, or while viewing a pdf. I will attach my minidump files, and also the output of BlueScreenView.

Anyone got any suggestions? Thanks a million, if so...

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Dump File : 011810-29499-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/18/2010 4:21:48 PM
Bug Check String : BAD_POOL_CALLER
Bug Check Code : 0x000000c2
Parameter 1 : 0x00000007
Parameter 2 : 0x00001097
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000... Read more

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Laptop came with Windows 10 Home pre-installed. I upgraded this to Pro using the Microsoft Store. When doing a clean install it installs Home without prompting, instead of Pro. Is there a way to force it to install Windows 10 Pro on a clean install?

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I don't use this pc much but the last time I used it it was perfectly fine which was a while ago.
Now I turn it on for my ex's kid so he can play spore and whenever I start ANY game it freezes at the start of the game.
Thought it was a driver issue, changed drivers.
Then that didn't work so I changed the video card.
Then that didnt work so I ran memtest and the ram passed.
Then maybe thought the old XP install was borked so I put on win 7.
Still freezing so I changed out the hard disk altogether.

Pc specs:

Amd phenom II 9950
Asus M3A79-t deluxe
Ati 4870 x2
Corsair XMS2 DDR2 PC 6400
Pc power and cooling 750w psu

I *CAN* boot into safe mode with no issue and even to a normal desktop in the msconfig diagnostics mode but I cannot get online even with safe mode with networking.

The system event viewer says:
'The network list service service depends on the network location awareness service which failed to start because of the following error:
the dependency service or group failed to start'

Application event viewer says:
'The winlogon notification subscriber GP client was unavailable to handle a notification event'
What the problems are:

PC freezes in XP when I try to launch a game
PC freezes in win7 after welcome screen but before desktop login
PC will boot in safe mode/msconfig diagnostic mode.

So far I have:

Tried 2 different win 7 copies
2 PSU's
2 hard disks
2 video cards, ATi and Nvidia
2 sets RAM
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A:Freezing PC at login screen, Windows 7 *fresh installs*

The motherboard has to be the issue here...
 

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Hello I have quite a big problem and I can't find any help.

Basically I reinstalled my Windows 7 after formatting everything on my HDD and now I get BSOD constantly.
Here is what I tried:

1. Did another fresh reinstall (formated everything again) -didnt work
2. Got 2 new 4GB RAM sticks. BSOD kept happening. Strangely when I used Memtest86 it detected about 30 errors but I put the new sticks in another computer and Memtest86 found no errors.. (Video RAM problem?)
3. Uninstalled all drivers and installed most recent ones. -didnt work
4. Updated Windows -didnt work
5. My GPU CD installed a program called GPU Tweak and whenever I tried to close that program I always got a BSOD. I uninstalled it but it kept happening (the GPU is 1 month old and works 100% on different PC)

Also I used bluescreenview to inspect the BSOD. Before uninstalling GPU Tweak most of the BSOD were caused by IOMap64.sys . BUT every single BSOD is caused by ntoskrnl.exe ! All of them !
BSOD also caused by :ntfs.sys ,atikmdag.sys!

The BSOD errors are : NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM(very rare) SPECIAL_POOL_DETECTED_MEMORY_CORRUPTION (99% of the time) and PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA ( also kinda rare)

My specs : AMD Phenom II X3 710 Proccesor 2.60 GHz ; 8GB Ram ; ATI Raedon R7 260x GPU;

I will provide every additional info if needed . Please help me ! Thank you !

A:Constant BSOD after fresh reinstall

Here is the zip with the dump files!

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Windows 7 x64.  Generic image on Latitude E7470s with up to date BIOS and drivers per Command Update and manually installed drivers.
Recently we've gotten a rash of about 20 systems that as they've been getting updates for Dell drivers their systems crash with BSOD APC_INDEX_MISMATCH multiple times per day.  We've tried removing the currently installed drivers manually and then reinstalling current drivers but it does not seem to fix the issue.  Has anyone else seen this?  I'm pasting the output from our .DMP output in the Debugger. What I'm confused about is the process: audiodg.exe  This is a Windows system file and not part of the Realtech driver.
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 10.0.16299.15 AMD64Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\user\Desktop\user\112817-15194-01.dmp]Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available
Symbol search path is: srv*Executable search path is: Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTSBuilt by: 7601.23915.amd64fre.win7sp1_ldr.170913-0600Machine Name:Kernel base = 0xfffff800`0320e000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03450750Debug session time: Tue Nov 28 11:08:18.113 2017 (UTC - 8:00)System Uptime: 1 days 16:50:22.976Loading Kernel Symbols........................................................................................................................ Read more

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Hi all,

I recently upgraded to an SSD, installing a fresh copy of Win8Pro.

I'm receiving constant BSODs, typically reporting BAD_POOL_HEADER and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

I've updated every driver I can think of (chipset, lan, usb, audio, video) as well as fully updating in windows update.

Memtest ran overnight finding no errors, and Western Digital's HDD utility reports no hard disk corruption.

I'm thinking either a bad driver, or some hardware failure that I can't nail down. My specs should be listed in my profile, with the addition of a 750w corsair PS and my HDD setup (AHCI, 1 crucial mx100 256gb SSD (primary), 1tb WD blue, and 1tb WD green as data drives).

Crash dumps should be attached, one may have driver verifier enabled.

Also, clean booting seems to be slightly more stable than a regular boot, so there's that.

Attempting to install windows 8.1 fails right at the end (after installing and setting up, reporting 0xC1900101 - 0x2003).

A:Constant BSOD Fresh install of Win8 Pro

Sorry for the delay in responding. There just aren't that many people who do BSOD analysis, so at times we get a bit overwhelmed!

Do your still need help with this problem?
I will be notified if you reply to this topic and will respond within 48 hours.

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Hi All,

After my last rig decided to stop working I decided to build a new one and start fresh. Would randomly turn off (not BSOD) and take multiple tries to turn back on

My new rig is based off a PCGamer build, so I know components should work well together:

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30Ghz
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68
Memory: 2x Corsair 4GB Dual Channel Corsair DDR3 for Intel Core i5
Graphics Card(s): GeForce 8800 GT (waiting on Sapphire Video Card Radeon HD)
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro 7.1
Monitor(s) Displays: Gateway 21" Monitor and output to TVHard Drives: Western Digital WD1002FAEX 1TB Caviar Black - 7200 RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gbs
PSU: Ultra X4 750 Watt Modular PSUCase: COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP
Cooling: 4- 120MM Case Farns plus stock Intel CPU Cooler

This issue seems to be isolated to the Win 7 itself.

I kept my previous Hard Drives and was able to boot up XP and it was 100% stable. Loaded up my Win7-64 install and nothing my BSOD dumps. Hardware was no different.

So I decided to buy a new hard drive, and start completely from scratch with a fresh drive, fresh Win7 Install and everything. The only 4 parts above that are "old" are the Original Case, Monitor, Graphics Card (as the one I ordered hasn't shown up yet) and the SoundBlaster Audio Card

The rest of the items are 100% new, fresh out of the box.

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A:Fresh Build - Constant BSOD - Multiple Codes - 3b, 50, a

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I just installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on an HP Envy m6 laptop. I went to check for updates due to the fact that this laptop originally had Windows 8.1. Windows updates just keeping Checking for updates with the green progress bar keeps turning and
turning. I had this problem awhile back and there is an issue with two KB files which are windows update agents but I did not write them down. Does anybody have that information?
Thanking you in advance,
Dennis Sturgill

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

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

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

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by djpurity


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

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

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


Hi and welcome

What error message are you getting on fail?

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

Kenn J++

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

A:Windows installs hidden updates

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

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

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

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

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

A:Windows Reboots + installs updates without permission?

Welcome

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

and

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

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

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

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

Bill
 

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

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

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

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

Can someone point me in the right direction?

A:Windows Update Repeatedly Installs the Same Updates

You're not alone...










  
Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo


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





Here we are again-Patch Tuesday





Updates Keep Reinstalling_no error





KB 2760411, KB 2760588 and KB 2760583 for Office 2007

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

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

Specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
AMD FX-8150 Zambbezi AM3+ 8 core processor
16GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 Ram @668 Mhz 9-9-9-24
Asus M5A99X Evo SB910/950
Nvidia GeForce GTX560 2GB
Sata3 Seagate 1TB HDD
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A:My new windows 7 rig freezes during downloads, installs, updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ok over the past week or so windows has been installing the same 3 updates every night! Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

So I checked to see if they failed and they were installed successfully!

I have ran 3 different MS Fixit things to no avail. I have tried to update the PC manually however it does not go past 0% on installing the updates it just says preparing updates.

I tried adding 2 optional updates to make it 5 and manually clicking update however it sticks on 0% downloading updates.

I am usually pretty good at troubleshooting and fixing PC problems however this one I am defeated! I do not want to restore if possible, will this take away ANY of my files e.g work I have done I have never had to do it before!

However if someone can suggest a fix without having to restore that would be great!

Thanks in advance!
Ash

A:Windows Update - Installs Same Updates On Shut Down - 0% Stuck

Ok something new,

I tried some more fixes I found online I tried deleting the contents of the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder to no avail.

And also ran a program which reinstalled WU and all its .dll's etc.

Now I have a different problem it wont search for updates it says searching then stops and say error "8008005".

Tried disabling AV and FIrewall (Avast, Comodo and MBAM) and ran scans on all of those including SUPERAntiSpyware.

I only have one system restore from around 5 days ago when the updates were just reinstalling and i had no errors.

Should I restore to that or try and fix this error (which i have been looking how to with no luck!)

Thanks
Ash

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I built a new pc a couple of months ago, and until last week I had no problems at all. I attemped to create a dual boot with Mac OS X, but failed shortly after creating a new partition. Shortly after installing acronis disk director (not sure if this is related) I started getting boot problems. I also noticed around the same time that the mini HDMI cable in the back on the graphics card was slightly damaged (again not sure if this is related). Anyway, after reinstalling windows, and reinstalling all drivers i was still having the same problems. After a few restarts the computer wouldnt boot at all, so I removed the CMOS battery for a short time, reinserted it and it booted up, with still the same problems. I then formatted the partition, and tried reinstalling windows again, but to no avail. Basically windows now loads up, but crashes after a few seconds. It works perfectly in safe mode, which is how im writing this post. I have tried updating my nvidia drivers, and even rolling back to old versions, but still the same problem occurs. Any help anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Dane

A:Constant crashes even on fresh copy of Windows

Hi.
Update this software\driver,

ASUSTeK Display Lower Filter

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download
Also update ASUS Virtual Video Capture Device Driver
http://support.asus.com/download/Opt...uage=en&type=1
Finish with this step and post back with any results.
(Tip: always keep update hardware\software\drivers and of course windows using the windows update)

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I just done a fresh clean install of Windows 7 (due to brand new WD Blue 500Gb HDD) on a PB EasyNote TS-13HR, all drivers are the latest from PB's website all Windows 7 updates done and MS Sec Essentials insatlled.

It crashes constantly but can then sometimes it'll be fine for hours I suspect a compatibilty issue with HDD, but not to sure really?

Below is the debug from memory.dmp - it seems to point at a registry error, which is new (older crash dumps didn't say that!)

Any help would be appreciated!
Microsoft ® Windows Debugger Version 6.2.9200.20512 AMD64
Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [M:\MEMORY.DMP]
Kernel Summary Dump File: Only kernel address space is available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02c58000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02e9c670
Debug session time: Mon Dec 3 12:57:23.184 2012 (UTC + 0:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:01:35.448
Loading Kernel Symbols
...............................................................
................................................................
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Loading User Symbols
PEB is paged out (Peb.Ldr = 000007ff`fffdf018). Type "... Read more

A:Fresh Windows install but constant crashing!

For your info: Here .

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Have been attempting to install Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on a newly built PC but begin to get BSODs after installing windows updates and drivers. I thought at first that it was due to the drivers.

The first install was with an older Windows 7 DVD, and I experienced the first BSOD (0xD1 I believe) after installing the graphics driver, dx10/11, wireless adapter driver, Avast! antivirus, Chrome, and some Windows Updates. Before installing the wireless driver and those other items the computer was able to be on for several hours w/out crashing.

Startup repair was unable to fix the issue, so I did a restore to just before installing the driver, and consequently avast!, chrome, and windows updates. BSOD again. Restored again and tried installing SP1 from disk. It errored at the end, presumably b/c the system wasn't updated enough. Restored again.

Installed the ethernet driver and ran a wired network connection. Downloaded the 100+ updates and was installing them when the system crashed once again. The only thing installed was the graphics driver, dx10/11 and ethernet driver.

From here I used an AIO iso w/ updates through last week, so only five updates were needed, followed by .net framework 4. After installing the graphics driver, dx10/11 and the ethernet driver I downloaded and installed the first five updates as well as installed avast and chrome. After restarting it prompted me to download and install the microsoft .net framework 4, where it promptly BSODe... Read more

A:getting BSOD after updates/drivers on fresh install (new machine)

Hello,

I can't help but think this has to be a hardware problem. Fortunately, all the components should still be under warranty, so you shouldn't have trouble.

Start by running about an hour of the Blend and Small FFTs Prime95 tests (one at a time). See here: Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95

Also, run Memtest86 to test RAM more specifically: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Let us know what the results of the tests are, and we'll go from there!

...Summary of the dumps:

Code:

Built by: 7601.17727.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.111118-2330
Debug session time: Sun Mar 25 19:26:31.790 2012 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:10:46.992
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiSearchForNewThread+1b9 )
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B
PROCESS_NAME: explorer.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nt!KiSearchForNewThread+1b9
BiosReleaseDate = 12/23/2010
SystemProductName = System Product Name
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Built by: 7601.17727.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.111118-2330
Debug session time: Sun Mar 25 23:42:21.174 2012 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:18.049
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+af37 )
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x1a_5100
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: System
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x1a_5100_nt!_??_::FNODOBFM::_string_+af37
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``

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Laptop is a HP ProBook 450 G3 w/ 8GB RAM installed. After installing updates, it constantly BSOD's unless it's in safe mode. I've tried doing a clean boot and it still crashed so I imagine it's probably a driver or something.
Thanks in advance for all of your help!

Also, the report might be in French (french laptop) but basically all the technical words are the same so it shouldn't cause any problems but if you need a translation on anything let me know!DESKTOP-USGMM69-18_03_2016_132336,32.zip

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Hello!

I would have thought this a common problem, but all I've found on 3 pages of search hits and 5 pages in this forum is about upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit (or vice versa). Still, I'll bet it's an easy one for you guys!

I have been trying to get Windows auto updates to stop telling me about updates I don't want/need (I don't use Outlook, but keep getting popups telling me to install updates for Outlook). While studying my current list of updates, I noticed that nearly all updates installed yesterday for MS Office 2007--7/11/12--say they are 32-bit. Here's what I'm running:

Dell Inspiron 620, Intel Cor i5-2320 CPU @3.00 GHz 3.)) GHz, RAM 6.00GB, Sys type 64-bit

Will my Office 2007 run okay?

And how safe & simple is it to upgrade from Windows 7 SP1 to SP2?

Thank you!
 

A:Windows installs 32-bit updates for Office 2007 on 64-bit Windows & PC

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Hello, I recently decided to reformat my computer and ever since, I've been having multiple issues and can't pinpoint the problem. I have various problems:

-Windows Updates will just hang forever when trying to install
-When viewing videos or Netflix, it seems to BSOD when I switch tabs on the web browser. This happens with videos using both Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight.
-When I run sfc /scannow, corrupt files were found that can't be fixed. Here is part of the log:

2012-06-07 18:23:11, Info CSI 00000134 [SR] Could not reproject corrupted file [ml:520{260},l:82{41}]"\??\C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Architecture"\[l:18{9}]"img15.jpg"; source file in store is also corrupted

2012-06-07 18:24:40, Info CSI 000002dc [SR] Could not reproject corrupted file [ml:520{260},l:82{41}]"\??\C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Architecture"\[l:18{9}]"img15.jpg"; source file in store is also corrupted

Here are the computer specs:

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
MOBO: asRock P67 xtreme4 gen3
CPU: Intel I7 2600k Sandybridge
RAM: G Skill 2X8GB DDR3 1333
GPU: eVGA 560 TI
Burner: LG Bluray Burner
SSD: Samsung 830 64GB

I have a 2nd SSD and 2 other HDD but I have disconnected them from the computer while trying to figure out the issue. I have installed Windows 7 with my genuine disc and a sp1 disc and both have sfc corrupt errors on a fresh install.

Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you.

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A:Fresh Install - Win7 64bit - SFC Corrupt, BSOD, Win Updates Hang

Load bios defaults, then memtest the ram for several loops. If everything checks ok, maybe your install media is damaged or corrupted.

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started having problems thursday night. I'm pretty sure I had some malware. I was getting a "Dcom Server Process Launcher Terminated Unexpectedly" message common with malware, so assumed that was the case. I had done some torrenting that week, i must have picked up something.

I scanned the pc with malwarebytes, spybot, and the eset online scanner and found nothing. So i reinstalled windows with a full format of my hard drive.

Got everything up and running again, played brink for a few hours and it freezes after a sleep session and subsequently won't boot. It won't go to safe mode or anything. the only windows i can get to is the boot repair screens that scan and return no help.

So today i reinstalled again (format again) and after getting up and running for some hours it starts having a few errors. I reboot it and the boot problems return and I can't get to any form of windows, safe mode or command prompt.

As i'm typing this topic on my laptop the pc in question boots to windows. I come to this site to get the downloads for the reports to run for spy/malware, and windows explorer has stopped responding, it restarts, over and over. I can't even click the start menu all it can do is close and try to restart windows explorer in a loop.

Can malware persist after a format? What on earth is going on here?

A:2 fresh W7 installs. cpu won't boot or safe

did you format the drive prior to installing win7? after reinstalling, did you go to the computer manufacturers website, search for your specific computer and download the latest drivers for your system?

you can also run HDDScan on your drive to see if it is going bad.

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Running Win XP Pro SP3
AMD Anthalon 64 X2 5200+
MSI K9N6PGM2-V motherboard
Seagate SATA 500gb HDD
Kingston PC2-5300 667mgz 2gb RAM
HP DVD1040 Lightscribe DVD-R

All brand new pieces. Installed windows just fine. Proceeded to install programs.
NOD32 antivirus, Malwarebytes Anti-malware, AC3 filter, XVID, Winamp, Nero 7, WinRAR, VLC, and Utorrent. All installed just fine and PC re-started every time without issue. Now any time I try to run a program, either to watch a movie with VLC to burn a CD with nero, the PC freezes.

I re-set all my connections. Cleaned the RAM DIMMS and connections. And have started to run MemTest86. I started with memtest3.5 but it froze up on me 3 times. After reading on google I find v2.11 is more stable so I boot it. It ran to 80% or so and of test #8 it halted due to "Unexpected Interrupt". I am now running it again.

A:New build, fresh installs, PC freezing

if you suspect a possible ram stick bad...you could remove one and test pc performance with it out if no better reinstall that stick and remove the other stick and test again for performance issues..

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

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I have automatic updates disabled; I also disable windows update and bits and allow it to run only once or twice a week; On an off chance I had forgotten to disable windows update for two days, it automatically installed an update even though automatic updates
was confirmed disabled and set to "check but do not download."  This suggests Microsoft or a MITM may be capable of pushing unwanted updates or worse.
I suspected that Microsoft and affiliates working with the NSA, DoD, Israel, and or the US and possibly other foreign governments are testing to see it if were possible to run an update with the future intent of injecting malware. I have since disabled automatic
updates and run them only at my own leisure. It is every first or second Tuesday of each month that windows releases their monthly security rollups, providing little reason to leave automatic updates on 24/7. With windows update's history of malfeasance, collusion
and security risks I recommend all security conscious users do the same. 
It would be nice to see a script for accomplishing this automatically, if anybody could provide details on how to do this, that would be much appreciated.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWn4TXKgidw

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The rest of the error message is as follows:

*** STOP: 0x0000000A (0xFF1701F0, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x804D9B64)

I've run the Intel utility which tested my drivers and they all seem to be ok. After backing up my data, I've now done three formats and fresh installs. I;m running XP Pro. I have gotten some great help here and I hope that someone can give me some direction. Keep in mind that I'm pretty much of a novice. Thanks in advance.

A:IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (Blue Screen following three fresh installs)

Did this computer ever work properly in the past? Were there any changes made to the hardware (Specifically the processor, memory or motherboard)? My memory isn't as great as it used to be when I was working as hands-on computer support but I would try running a memTest on your computers memory.Memtest link http://www.memtest86.com/download.htmlIf you do not want to download and run Memtest, I would suggest moving the memory into another slot(s) on the motherboard.

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G'day all. I've gotten good help here before, and am hoping someone can help here. Brand new custom made PC, i5-4460 8 8Gigs DDR3 Win 7 x64 (Home Prem) 1TB W.D. HDD.

User said the machine was "crashing" repeatedly, freezing for a period then resuming, and possibly rebooting (I will have to verify this one). We removed the machine, reinstalled Windows, and set it up again.

After a couple of days, same complaints. So we removed the machine, replaced the HDD and the ram, and reinstalled Windows 7.

Few days later, same thing. I will also have to confirm this, but I don't think there were crashes initially, which makes me suspect software, specifically Cabinet Vision, or Solid 8.0 which appears to be an add-on to C V.

I do not believe there were any BSODs, but am attaching the requested DM log as well, in the interests of being thorough. I am including all of the event logs as well as program and hardware information.

I hope this is sufficient information for someone to help me diagnose this, but of course, if I have left anything out, let me know and I will update. I have access to this PC via Teamviewer, so again, if I need anything else, I can get it.

Thanks again in advance for any help you can provide.

One final thing. I built several identical machines for this same company, all are apparently using the same software, and none of the others are having problems. Not sure it's relevant, but the machine was also moved from it's pr... Read more

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I need to make a disc image for whenever I do fresh installs.

Meaning, I want to make a copy of my HDD's image to use when I do a fresh install on my PC.

I don't need a simple back-up program, I want to be able to make an image of the whole drive (Registry files and all).

I don't want to spend the many hours it now takes to load XP and all the updates along with ALL the software that I use.

What are some programs out there that will allow me to do this ?
 

A:What Disc Image Software for Fresh Installs ??

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Hello all

First post, so it would be fitting to introduce myself

My name is Jon, I am an engineering student, I like Formula One, PC gaming and mechanical things such as cars, planes, trains e.t.c

For anyone wondering, my current rig is as follows:





Quote:
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition @ stock speeds of 3.2GHz
CPU cooling: CoolerMaster V8 (planned on Overclocking, but didn't have enough knowledge or patience, decided it better I give up for now)
RAM: 4GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1333 CL9
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P
GFX: XFX AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB @ stock speeds
HDD: 1x500GB (465GB in reality) Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA II 7,200rpm, 16MB Cache (for Windows and program files), 1x250GB (232GB in reality) Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA II 7,200rpm, 16MB Cache (for videos and pictures)
PSU: Corsair TX750W 750W
Case: Lancool PC-K62 Dragonlord
Case cooling: 3x Lian Li Red 140mm fans, 1x Lian Li Red 120mm fan, 1x BitFenix 140mm sicle red fan with Lian Li fan controller
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster P2250 1920x1080 DVI
Keyboard: Logitech G110
Mouse: Logitech MX518
Wheel: Logitech G27
Speakers: Logitech X-140
Headphones: Creative FATAL1TY stereo
Internet speeds: BT Broadband 6.35-7.03Mbps download (keeps changing), 0.97Mbps upload, Unlimited (well really a 300GB cap but I won't need to worry about that!)


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A:Planning on buying SSD for OS - require advise on fresh-installs etc.

1. When you install Win7 on the SSD, unplug all other drives. Another option would be to transfer your current OS - see here: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

1a. Once you have win7 installed on the SSD, you have to change the boot order in the BIOS to set the SSD as second (CD/DVD reader should always be first)

2. The brand new SSD you may have to initialize - although if you do a new installation from a Win7 installation disk, the installer should take care of all of this.

3. On your old disk you can just delete the partitions (in Disk Management) that you do not want any more.

4. You should not have any problems with the activation of the OS or Office since you stay on the same system.

5. The Kingston SSD would not have been my first choice. But for UK prices it seems to be inexpensive. I would favor a Crucial M4 or an Intel. I also have a few OCZs, but there you have to watch out which model you buy. There are a couple of OCZ models that suck.

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I set this computer up for a friend and the BSODs seem to be never ending -- at least a few per day and every morning I get the error message that windows shut down incorrectly (something like that). I think it's hardware related because I get the BSODs before I've loaded a bunch of software and I was getting them during one of my Windows installs.

Here are the steps I've taken to try to solve it:
- Tried installing Win7 from DVD image and from a thumb drive (downloaded an ISO)
- Tried RAID 1 and non-RAID (on each hard drive separately, with different SATA cables)
- Sent the whole system back to Shuttle. They claimed they would check all components. They loaded Win7 and claimed they didn't have any problems, but I started getting BSODs again in 1 or 2 days.
- Ran Windows memory check
- Updated drivers, Windows update, BIOS, etc...

I've followed the forum instructions and attached the zip file from the DM Log Creator.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

A:Multiple BSODs/day Shuttle SH87R6 (fresh Win7 installs)

The driver causing this BSOD is the wireless driver. Update it or uninstall it and you'll be good to go!

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I just built my new PC a few days ago, and installed Windows 7 a couple days ago through an ISO I had. Installation went great, however upon searching for updates, 182 of the 188 available updates have failed numerous times after trying to install them. Just before posting I tried to install them again and it came up with this:



I also took a screen shot of the update history in case you need to know which updates were actually successful.



Not sure how I'm supposed to upload the CBS file because even after compressing it, it is still 100MB and the max you can upload is 8. Any tips?

A:New PC with fresh Windows 7 failing nearly all updates.

Upload the data to a fileshare site (preferably OneDrive or DropBox) and post a link back here.

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Hi Everyone, just joined.
I have just had to do a fresh install of Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit.
A question i have is: are there any methods to find where these updates are being downloaded to, so that i may keep them on a disc for the next time i need to do a fresh install, or do i have to check in installed updates and manually find and download them?

A:Fresh Install - Updates download (Windows 7 )

I'm pretty sure that there is no way to separately save the updates so I guess you will have to go the normal download route.

As an alternative to a fresh install next time why don't you make an image backup when you have the system the way you like it and restore that instead. You will then have most of your updates and installed programs in place.

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Hello,

I just did a clean install to Windows 7 64 bit from an existing version of Vista. Then after my updates, I experienced the dreaded BSOD. This is my 3rd time doing a clean install and each time I've had BSOD with different codes. Is it something to do with the update or my system? My hard drives are in a 0-RAID configuration right now and my system specs are as follows:

Gigabyte pa-p35-ds3r
QQ6600 2.4GHz
EVGA Ge-Force 8800GTS
Mushkin 2GB HP2-8500
2x Seagate 500GB 7200
Corsair 620HX

I have also attached the minidump file.
Any help with this matter will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time.

A:Windows 7 Clean Installs and Still BSOD!

Hi.

Make sure your bios is set as follows:

DRAM CAS# Latency: 5
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay: 5
DRAM RAS# Precharge: 5
DRAM RAS# Activate to Precharge: 15
DRAM TRFC: 55
DRAM TWR: 6
DRAM TWTR: 11
DRAM TRRD: 4
DRAM TRTP: 6

Dram Voltage: 2.0-2.2v

And then update these drivers if possible:

Rt64win7 Rt64win7.sys Thu Feb 26 04:04:13 2009
spsys spsys.sys Mon May 11 13:20:58 2009
spldr spldr.sys Mon May 11 12:56:27 2009
amdxata amdxata.sys Tue May 19 13:56:59 2009

Make sure the RAID controller driver is updated to latest too.

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Hello everybody!

I just bought an HP probook 4530s notebook that came with Suse Linux. I installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and after I installed the drivers it started to crash with BSOD. I double checked to see if I had the latest version for the drivers and bios and everything was all right. Unfortunately I didn't write down all of the messages, but I did see that files ending in .sys were causing them: athrx.sys (wireless lan driver), igdkmd64.sys, dxgnms1.sys, ntfs.sys and another one (can't remember the name) that was a video driver file(for intel hd graphics 3000).
I installed a fresh copy of windows home premium x64 and the appropriate drivers and still the crashes went on.

I thought that there may be something wrong with driver support for 64bit windows 7 so I now have Windows 7 Professional 32bit installed. This time the crashes are less frequent, but still present. The drivers are definitely up to date, I even checked with various driver tools. I also updated windows with the latest updates. I tested the memory with memtest86, 9 passes and the memory seems to be fine.
Here is what WinDbg has to say about MEMORY.dmp:


Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP]
Kernel Summary Dump File: Only kernel address space is available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
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A:BSOD on multiple windows 7 installs

I just got another BSOD, this time it was win32k.sys
I don't know if it has anything to do with it, but I noticed that it crashes a lot when watching youtube videos, like it did now.

This is the minidump report:

Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\Minidump\062611-16473-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7601.17592.x86fre.win7sp1_gdr.110408-1631
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x82c0b000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x82d544d0
Debug session time: Sun Jun 26 20:58:07.532 2011 (UTC + 3:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:10:27.938
Loading Kernel Symbols
...............................................................
................................................................
..............................
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
........
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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