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W7Pro64b throws errors during some Win Updates and other installs/uninstalls

Q: W7Pro64b throws errors during some Win Updates and other installs/uninstalls

I'm down to simply trying to install Java 7u45 i586 but every time I run it I get a Java Setup error message "Error 1336. There was an error creating a temporary file that is needed to complete this installation."
 
That's just the most recent of many errors related to creating or accessing temp files.  This system definitely has plenty of room in the temp folders, which are empty to begin with.
 
The first time temp files were mentioned was when I let Windows Update install a bunch of updates. About 15 installed fine but when a .NET Framework 4 update tried to install it never finished. Ultimately I'd close the updater and stop the update service.  The Event Log showed a long list of the same error:
 
"Product: Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile -- Error 1711. An error occurred while writing installation information to disk.  Check to make sure enough disk space is available, and click Retry, or Cancel to end the install."
 
I restarted the system, ran Windows Update, unchecked all NET Framework-related updates and successfully installed a number of remaining updates. 
 
I then tried repairing the NET Framework 4 installation (an uninstaller option) but it too eventually threw a temp file-related error. Haven't tried uninstalling it because I suspect it's needed by Quicken or some other program.
 
Besides these Windows Update problems I got temp-file related errors when I tried to install the old version of Java (v7u5) and Google Earth. A FixIt for installing/uninstalling problems allowed me to ultimately remove them.
 
I've run Chkdsk and a few items were fixed.  I've scanned the drive online and offline using NOD32 7, Stinger, Sophos Virus Removal Tool, GMER, hitmanpro, tdsskiller, and Malwarebytes. Nothing was found.
 
I find it weird that so many updates did install successfully as did Malwarebytes and these other malware scanners, plus EasyBCD and a few other programs. Yet, Java v7u5 won't install. And then there were the errors when I tried uninstalling stuff. 
 
BTW, I have an XP partition on another drive in the system and I have no such problems on it, so I don't think it's a hardware issue. Drivers? Hmm.
 
Any ideas?

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Preferred Solution: W7Pro64b throws errors during some Win Updates and other installs/uninstalls

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.)

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Pardon me, I'm a bit of an interloper here, but I came across some advice that I think needs correcting. Even though it was posted two years ago, it was posted by an MVP (gregrocker).

I was looking for some info on removal of Google Updater and came across this thread from a couple of years ago -- "Windows 7: How do I remove Google Update Service (gudate, gudatem) from services?" In that thread, gregrocker suggests that the proper way to use MSCONFIG during uninstalls is to disable the relevent items in MSCONFIG first, then restart (I presume, though it isn't specified) and then proceed with the items to be uninstalled now disabled and, according to gregrocker, able to be uninstalled becasue they aren't in use. This advice shows a fundamental misunderstanding of way installers, uninstallers and systems controlled from MSCONFIG work. The proper sequence is as follows:

1. Run MSCONFIG, disable all Startup and non-MS services, leaving only anti-malware and any possible hardware support that might exist and that you think you'll need during the procedure. Click OK and reboot.
2. Go back to MSCONFIG and re-enable everything, but DO NOT restart.
3. Do your installing or uninstalling, reboot (even if not told to do so.)

Why? First, It's not needed. If an installer/uninstaller can't do something, delete a file because it's locked, for instance, it's put on a list to delete during restart. IOW, there is no need to stop the item first. The installer is perfectly capable... Read more

A:Regarding the use of MSCONFIG during installs and uninstalls

I have never, ever used msconfig during an install or un install of a program, you`re right, it`s not needed.

Greg was just trying to convey his expert advice, which we`ve all come to appreciate.

He has personally helped me out with problems and has always been courteous and professional

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Hello all.

I have an odd situation. I just purchased a Samsung YP-U2J 512mb flash mp3 player from Future Shop. I take it home and plug the unit right in my USB port. It charges up fine (it has an internal battery) and the player itself works and plays the demo's songs great.

However XP refuses to acknowledge this storge device when plugged in the USB port. You know that sound you get when you connect a USB device? Well my other USB storage devices work fine when i plug them in and you hear the Windows "ding". But with the new Samsung it dings and dongs right away, that is the sounds indicates that you disconnected it immediately even though i did not. Took it back to Future Shop and they plug it into their windows computer and it works no problem.

Tried the samsung on on all my different ports with no success. It connects and immediately disconnects even though it works on other computers. Plus my other USB devices, (USB storage, mouse, keyboards etc) all work great on my system. My system is updated with SP2 and all the latest patches from Autopatcher. Also i do have USB2

Any ideas?
 

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when i go to uninstall java,it comes back saying i have error on my wizard install,how do i correct this problem

A:[SOLVED] uninstalls and installs

and welcome to the Forum

Try using Revo Uninstaller . . Revo Uninstaller - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Downloads

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Hey guys

Is there a free software out there that will monitor when software is installed on a computer and uninstalled? Also when things are deleted?
 

A:Software to Monitor Installs and Uninstalls

Norton has a tool for monitoring registry changes but I recommend 3 freeware : Total Uninstall which has an uninstall option or Regshot or Inctrl5 (from Zdnet) which produces a html report with all modifications.

1) Regshot : 34 Kb ( http://regshot.yeah.net/ ). Reports in HTML format. Enough if you just want to see the updates in the registry an on your disk.

2) Inctrl5 (no more free download from ZDNET )

Same as Regshot. By default InCtrl5 checks for the existence of several specific files. Under Windows 9x, it seeks AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS in the root directory of the boot drive, and WINSTART.BAT in the Windows folder. Under Windows NT4 or 2000, it seeks AUTOEXEC.NT and CONFIG.NT in the Windows System folder. With this feature, you will not only know that a critical file has changed, you will see the differences between the saved file and the new file.

http://pascal.oudot.free.fr/telechar/logs/inctrl5.exe

3) Total Uninstall : has a "Undo" function and a "regedit" look to show new/modified keys. Cares for the SharedDLLs. Reports in txt format. Able to uninstall an application. Can exclude some folders (TIF, e.g.), not possible with RegShot or Inctrl5.

http://www.geocities.com/ggmartau/download/download.html (homepage)

http://www.simtel.net/pub/dl/61416.shtml
I must say that some applications create keys when you use them for the first time and even later, depending on the options you use. It's maybe interesting to record the second snap... Read more

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I am having some problems with installing the 2018-04 Security Only Quality Update for Windows 7 for x86 based systems (KB4093108) and 2018-04 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x86 based systems (KB4093118) on my test PC's using WSUS
prior to rolling out to our estate.

The updates appear to install correctly and then states that it requires a reboot, it starts configuring the udpates, gets to 30% and then reboots, on reboot it then starts in the Windows Error Recovery console and once I boot into safe mode, it
states that it is reverting the changes and then boots successfully into Windows.

I have tried downloading the updates from the Windows Catalog and installing manually rather than by WSUS and this does exactly the same, as do the updates for May.  The error message for the Update is quoting Code 80070643. 
I have read a post which details disabling the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service, however this had no effect.  These updates are due to rollout to over 4500 PCs so I need to ensure that it is working as expected prior to pushing this out.

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My Compaq nx9420 is acting up. After an up to an hour of trouble-free operation, the system will seem to have window refresh issues and lagging. Attempts to start new processes including the task manager will produce this error "The program failed to initialize, error (0xc000012d)". Attempting to restart the computer will usually fail and the system has to be HARD shutdown. After restarting it works just fine until the symptoms start again.

Thanks in advance for your help.

DDS log
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DDS (Ver_10-11-27.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Brent at 15:25:36.01 on Sun 11/28/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.964 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}
FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *disabled* {990F9400-4CEE-43EA-A83A-D013ADD8EA6E}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avshadow.exe
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A:System becomes unstable, then throws errors

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I haven't been able to run Windows Update for several months, and I've finally decided to ask for help. Many thanks in advance to this community!Dell Inspiron 1420 w 3GB RAMOS: Vista 32 Home Premium SP2AV: Microsoft Security EssentialsFW: Windows FirewallEvery time I initiate Windows Update, it errors out with the "error 80072efd" message (see screen shot for greater detail).I've followed most of the suggestions that seemed applicable from this KB article with no success, and I also ran a MSFT auto-repair tool that I found somewhere in that vicinity. No joy.I tried the method given in this post on the PCHelpForum (briefly, stop the Windows Update service, rename the \Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder, make a new folder, and restart the service). That didn't work but it did give an interesting clue, because my brand-new \SoftwareDistribution folder that was created empty now has over 1GB of stuff in it. So it's fairly obvious that Windows Update can indeed connect to its source.Here are screenshots of the old folder directory and the new one.That small ReportingEvents.log file in the new folder has the following contents:{BAADADCA-5A03-4348-8DD2-A7CF7F4DCB51} 2011-03-16 22:06:34:747-0700 1 202 102 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Content Install Reboot completed.
{E02EA899-3789-4E86-ADB4-9C44165CF9E1} 2011-03-16 22:15:57:420-0700 1 148 101 {D67661EB-2423-451D-BF5D-13199E37DF28} 1 80072efd Sel... Read more

A:Windows Update Throws Persistent Errors

I feel your pain, I have pc's I just noticed here at work with the same issue. Both have Windows 7 SP1 which I find odd because they are the only 2 acting up so hmmm. Also I have googled this to death and have tried every thing the technet post I have read and MS bulletin about the issue but nothing works. I hate to have to call MS on this issue but its really got me stumped.

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I also uploaded the log file PLEASE HELP SOON!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:30:17 AM, on 7/18/2008Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winssnotify.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Program Files\Error Expert\ErrorExpert.exeC:\Program Files\Safari\Safari.exeC:\Windows\system32\NOTEPAD.EXEC:\Windows\system32\NOTEPAD.EXEC:\Users\jnhVy5r6hg__-\Desktop\HiJackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.altavista.com/R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlin... Read more

A:Unkown Files From Bad Uninstalls And Memory Errors

Hello and welcome to BCWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. We aim to provide the valuable service known to come from BC to every member we can, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay. Please download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) and save to your Desktop.alternate download siteDSS will do the following:Create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.Clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, Internet Cache Files, and empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.Check some important areas of your system and produce a report for an analyst to review.Automatically run HijackThis. It will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have it installed. So if HijackThis is not installed and DSS prompts you to download it, please answer yes.You must be logged onto an account with administrator priv... Read more

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   Note
This affects:Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3021952)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3004375)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3031432)
This also affects important updates:Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3004375)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3031432)


When I run Windows Update cleanup I'm being prompted to install these updates again, every time!

A:Windows Update Cleanup uninstalls updates

Yeah this is a known problem.
We're not sure whether it's a problem with the tool, or a problem with the udpates - but MS are aware of it (so I understand) and should be working on a fix.

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Whenever Dell does an update my camera stops working and it disables Macafee web advisor. I'm constantly calling Dell tech team...they fix I (always 2 hrs on phone while Dell takes control and fixes issues. Then Dell and  Microsoft update and I loose them again. Going on over a month! Even had Microsoft uninstall and reinstall Windows 10. C'mon guys..sick of calling Dell and Macafee for them to fix these issues over and over again

A:Dell updates wipes out camera and uninstalls Macafee web advisor

Dell does not do automatic updates. Microsoft is the one that updates Windows. McAfee might be the wrong version for windows 10. Check with them for an updated version or just remove it and use Windows Defender for free.

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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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Hi all,

I've just had a computer with a HDD error and have run a repair installation of Windows XP on it. This was successful however when trying to open Office programs and also Access the programs and core files seem to be damaged. I tried doing repair installations on these but errors came up, so I uninstalled Office 2007, cleaned the registry with CCleaner and then tried to install again off the CD. This threw up errors again. The error code is Error 2908. Please provide me with some advice urgently.

TIA

SE
 

A:Solved: Installation of Office 2007 throws up errors after repair installation of Win

Uninstalled once again with the Office 2007 clean-up tool and then uninstalled all the "Visual C++ Redistributable" entries in Add/Remove Programs. Installed Office 2007 again and the issue was solved

SE
 

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Have a 2001 Dell Latitude L400. I was having lots of problems with it and decided to export my files, clear the hard drive and reinstall Windows 2000 Pro (which is what I purchased it with). Upon re-install, I got several 'can't copy' errors and an error indicating that my hard drive was 'bad'. I replaced the hard drive and bought XP Pro. I have attempted to install XP Pro, however, I continue to get several 'can't copy' errors. I went back to the original 2000 Pro re-install disks and continue to get 'can't copy' errors with those as well. I would like to get this back as a useful portable laptop. I have read where it could be a RAM issue, but I do not know how to isolate, identify, or correct that as a problem? Can you direct me to a resource that addresses these issues and the troubleshooting steps I should go through to identify and correct whatever issue I may have? Thank you for any help that you can provide.
 

A:Can't Copy Errors with OS Installs

XP can be pretty finicky about the hardware configuration it installs on. I've found over a few times that reducing the total ram to one or two chips to minimally exceed the requirements, and underclocking the processor can for some reason aid XP during it's install. You can always crank it back up and install all your cool gear after you've got the os locked down.
 

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

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

A:no installs or updates

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

A:no installs or updates

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

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Hi all,

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

Thanks in advance for your help!

A:Updates keep getting offered after successful installs

Hello Viviand,

Welcome to the Vista Forums.

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

Gary

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

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

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

HELP PLEASE
 

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

A:Windows installs hidden updates

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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A:Nasty Rootkit, no updates, no installs.

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

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

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

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

RKill clearly shows hilarious bogus MS errors.

Bootkit?

N.

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

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

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

Welcome Caramelfyneqt.

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

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

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Hi there,

For the past year or so (since December 2014), I have been using an MSI GE70 2PE Apache Pro laptop, which came with a factory preinstalled version of Windows 8.1 SL. I installed all the regular software that I have always had on previous laptops, and which have never had any issues on previous older machines. The current MSI laptop worked seamlessly for over 6 months. After that time period, I started experiencing BSOD's at random times, and often when I am shutting down. Another error (which I can never quite see as it pops up on screen for a split second) when I am shutting down, also happen every now and again.

The most recent occurrence of glitches on the same machine, was 2 days ago, when I was trying to send a ZIP file to a colleague, and the WinZip 19 64bit that I have installed, refused to launch. I ended up zipping the file on an older laptop, which luckily was close by, and sent the file. I then uninstalled Winzip (using Revo Uninstaller) and reinstalled the same version 19 that I had in a software folder I keep, the install process quits with an Error 1722 message, stating that the installer has a problem (which it hasn't - since it was previously working just fine on the same machine) and I exit out of that install. That is when I launch the 64bit MSI file for WinZip. I then decided to try out the 32bit MSI file, and that one completed the installation just fine.

One other concerning incident was when I tried to open MS Paint on the MSI laptop, it doe... Read more

A:BSOD's & Errors at Shutdown and Error 1722 during installs

Here are some of the BSOD's and shut down errors that I have managed to take pics of:

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

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

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

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

A:Strange behavior of Updates during recent installs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Windows Reboots + installs updates without permission?

Welcome

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

and

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

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

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

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

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

Can someone point me in the right direction?

A:Windows Update Repeatedly Installs the Same Updates

You're not alone...










  
Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo


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





Here we are again-Patch Tuesday





Updates Keep Reinstalling_no error





KB 2760411, KB 2760588 and KB 2760583 for Office 2007

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

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

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

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

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

A:My computer installs updates every time I shut down

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

Hope This Helps,
Josh

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

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

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

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

Any ideas?

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
AMD FX-8150 Zambbezi AM3+ 8 core processor
16GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 Ram @668 Mhz 9-9-9-24
Asus M5A99X Evo SB910/950
Nvidia GeForce GTX560 2GB
Sata3 Seagate 1TB HDD
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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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Just did updates today, 1 important and 4 optional. Have not researched yet which one exactly but one of those put GWX back on my PC despite having previously disabled OS Upgrades through group policy. When I checked my group policy is was set back to "Not Configured".

KB915597
KB2952664
KB3102429
KB3035583
KB3112148

Edit: Seems like KB3035583 and KB2952664 are the culprits.

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Hi all,

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

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

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

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

Thank you!
 

A:A program that searches for updates installs and reboots

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

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

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

Originally Posted by x509


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



You could try:

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

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

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Other info:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your post is not that clear but in any case we are just forum users (and not HP support) so we don't need constructive criticism ' Frustrating as it is, for some, consumer gear can sometimes provide a better user experiance than much more expensive corporate gear that seems more locked down and less often updated... Consumer motherboards for example see more micorcode and BIOS updates than worksation motherboards (and thus can take the latest CPU's with ease - big OEM's just expect corporates to replace their stuff often)... Anyway, as to what BIOS version you actually have installed on your workstation, look when booting as it should display it during POST (or go into BIOS and look). This should clarify the actual BIOS version you have. Then, if a later BIOS version exists, fetch the appropriate softpack from HP and run it. HP downloads for your system can be found here. Latest version in your case is sp76244.exe (BIOS 1.54 Rev A) and updates some UEFI vulnerabilities that as i understand are not being currently exploited (and can only be exploited with physical access to the system). It's critical according to HP but hardly a case of the sky falling. In any case, double clicking the HP softpack within windows will create a c:\swsetup\sp76244 directory containing the contents of the softpack and also autorun the update executable. The update executable will then check the BIOS version and indicate if it is the same as the softpack version or later than th... Read more

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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

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

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

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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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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 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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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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