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Windows Update Automatic Restart

Q: Windows Update Automatic Restart

Hello, I just wanted to say here on the forums that making the Windows update restart my computer automatically, no matter what, is ridiculous. The last time the update had restarted my computer while I was using it, I went and put the settings to the option of "choose when to restart" or 'ask me first' or whatnot. Regardless of the fact that I consciously went and changed the setting so that it would not automatically update my computer, it still does it. The first time that it did it again, it wasn't a big deal. I checked the settings again and after some research learned that it would still probably restart my computer automatically without my say, no matter what, even though I had purposely changed the settings not to do so.

The first time this happened after I had changed the settings was not a big deal. The second time yesterday morning, however, was. To be short and not include the details, I had a video job interview at 9:00am. A very, very impotant interview. I turned on my computer around 7:30am, booted it up and left it on. When I came back to my computer around 8:45am, I opened the video software and prepared to connect to / recieve the call. This was when Windows Update decided that it was more important to restart my computer and apply an update to Windows.

This update took around 20-25 minutes. I never had an option to postpone or avoid this action. I thought about holding the power, but as most everything explicitly warns against turning off or restarting your computer while updating, I didn't. When my computer finally turned on again, it was too late. The interview was with the owner of the company and he did not have time to wait ten minutes not knowing when or if I would ever connect - especially while paying for expensive video calling overseas during his vacation. I called my recruiter, who called his boss, who then contacted the owner, but by then it was just too late. I lost my opportunity and as a result this has cost me a very good job and has cost my family and I a good amount of money and we will most likely have to go through some hardships now because of it until I can get another job.

Now call me needy or tell me I don't know what is good for me, but when I turn something on and leave it there, I dont want it to be doing something and have plans to turn off for an extended amount of time without me giving the ok to do so. I'm ok with the updates being automatically installed, although the should be an option not to, but to have the option to have it ask me before restarting and updating, selecting that option, and having the system still go ahead and restart anyways is unacceptable.

There should be a solution to this problem. This should be fixed as soon as possible before what happened to me happens to anybody else (and it will). This shouldn't even exist as a problem because I should have the option and the right to choose whether my computer restarts NO MATTER WHAT -even if selecting the option can be harmful to me. Please fix this.

Preferred Solution: Windows Update Automatic Restart

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A: Windows Update Automatic Restart

I apologize if this is the wrong place for this. I just want my voice to be heard.

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I have been looking around for something about this, but strangely, the only people talking about this want to turn it off...

My problem is that I never ever seen my Win8 reboot himself, yet I have set my system up that he checks for updates at a time I am not on my computer and has to/can reboot if needed, but this just never happens, I always have to do a manual reboot when I get home, and that is really very annoying.

So, guess my question is, how do I force Win8 to download, install and restart computer if needed after updates at a given time ?

Though if by any chance I am on my computer at that time, I would like to have some notification or pop-up telling me I have to restart.

I don't see my login screen, it is all automated, my computer is always running 24/7, so I don't see any messages on the login screen and the Win8 update page is a major hassle to get to.

Any tips and advice appreciated,
Thanks in advance,

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Dear Tech Support Guy,

Automatic Restart Needs Improvement in Windows 10

I would like to see a pop up warning say for example at least 10 minutes before an automatic restart is to occur in Windows 10. This will allow users to keep the automatic restart recommended setting, while at the same time, permitting them to finish their work. My Windows 10 desktop PC restarted with the huge November, 2015 Threshold 2 Update (Build 1511) in the early evening, about 7:45 PM. Restarts should be done in the early morning hours, say between 3-4am when most people are asleep.

I have selected the "Notify of Scheduled Restart." option, which I believe should be the default setting, as users in Windows 8.1 would get pop-up notices by default. Some questions:

1.) If a users selects "Notify of Scheduled Restart" for Windows Update, in Windows 10, what message will they see the next time a restart is scheduled? (Screenshots would be helpful.)

2.) Let's suppose that I schedule the restart for 3:30am when not using the computer. Will this time setting hold for all the next subsequent updates that need a system restart until changed?


A:Windows Update Automatic Restart Questions?

Jack1000 said:

Dear Tech Support Guy,

Automatic Restart Needs Improvement in Windows 10

I would like to see a pop up warning say for example at least 10 minutes before an automatic restart is to occur in Windows 10. This will allow users to keep the automatic restart recommended setting, while at the same time, permitting them to finish their work. My Windows 10 desktop PC restarted with the huge November, 2015 Threshold 2 Update (Build 1511) in the early evening, about 7:45 PM. Restarts should be done in the early morning hours, say between 3-4am when most people are asleep.

I have selected the "Notify of Scheduled Restart." option, which I believe should be the default setting, as users in Windows 8.1 would get pop-up notices by default. Some questions:

1.) If a users selects "Notify of Scheduled Restart" for Windows Update, in Windows 10, what message will they see the next time a restart is scheduled? (Screenshots would be helpful.)

2.) Let's suppose that I schedule the restart for 3:30am when not using the computer. Will this time setting hold for all the next subsequent updates that need a system restart until changed?

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Still searching for an answer to this question. The main thing I want to know is, if I change the Windows Update feature in Windows 10 to "Notification of Scheduled Restart" what will I see before a restart is scheduled to happen? Will this be a pop up notice in the syste... Read more

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Now that microsoft has removed the ability to force windows 10 to ask to be scheduled and given that "active hours" is a broken concept that doesn't solve any problem, how can I prevent windows from automatically restarting again? Is the only option to turn off windows update entirely now?

A:How to Prevent automatic restart in Windows 10 Anniversary Update?

Hello tannim,

What is broken about active hours for you?

Active hours lets Windows know when you usually use this device. When a restart is necessary to finish installing an update, Windows won't automatically restart your device during active hours.

Windows Update Active Hours - Change in Windows 10

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My new laptop ran Dell Updates overnight a couple of days ago and I had to power it up the next morning, only to discover it was a complete restart and the programs I had open were closed. Luckily I think I was able to recover everything from the closed applications, but is there a way to tell Dell Updates when I want to restart the computer?
Also, I was able to do this with Windows 10 before the anniversary update, but the option seems to have disappeared in the settings now.

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Hi All, I updated my z570 succesfully from windows 8.1 to windows10 back in 2015 and using succesfullly without any problems. when tried to update from 1703 got error which used to rolled back with automatic repair and recovery to previous version automatically after 2, 3 hard shutdowns. Recently when windows 10 is updating to latest security and  other updates (I defferred the feature updates like 1803 using some MS windows utility, So proceeded confidently with update).However during update the laptop entered into this endless restart loop. After hard shutdown with power key 2, 3 times its showing message that 'Attemptiing Automatic repair' then 'recovery to previous installed version' but quickly again restarting back in loop.  I tried following other methods:1. Tried entering to setup by pressing F2 - no luck2. Created bootable USB and started laptop and pressed F12 continuosly - no luck3. Removed battery and pressed power button for a while and restarted hoping to enter setup - didnt helped4. used One touch recovery key next to power button while system is off hoping after system on takes me to sestup page - didnt helped If I could atleast enter setup or boot will try to solve, I Sincerely request memebers here to help me solving this issue. Thanks

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This is one of my biggest annoyances, an auto update happens for windows and every few minutes I get this popup window telling me it's going to restart and I keep having to push restart later. Is there a way to get it to go away permanently without restarting?

A:Override Automatic Update Restart

Right click my Computer then select properties select the automatic updates then select turn off. U can always do the updates manually.

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I have Vista SP2 and maybe a month ago autoudates disappeared. It tells me it is not running and may I should reboot, but, give no error number. Also rebooting doesnot restart the service.  I ran a diag from Microsoft site and it tells me my computer doesn't support the software.

A:How do I restart/reinstall the automatic update service?

to Bleeping Computer Download then run Farbar Service Scanner and checkmark all boxes.Click Scan and then a Notepad text will open. Copy-Paste the report on your next reply. 

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Restarting my Automatic Updates service gives me the following error message: Could not start the Automatic Update service on Local Computer. Error 2: The system could not find the file specified. I've been trying to fix this several times now with these online recommended steps, including:
1. Running my local AV program (avast!), both in Windows and during a boot time scan (Found an exploit virus and moved to chest)

2. Checking the ImagePath Value in the Registry key HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv (Verified it is "%systemroot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs" and not a fake path like %fystemroot%\.. netsvcs.)

3. Running sfc.ex /scannow (No prompts came up)

4. Running HijackThis and spotting this suspicious line --- O23 - Service: UPHClean - Unknown owner - ?:\P?ogr?m Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe (file missing). I've tried several times to delete this but it still comes back, and still shows up after running HJT several times.

5. Downloading MS Fixit 50202 in an attempt to reset Windows Update components, as recommended in a post http://forums.techguy.org/general-security/995717-solution-disabled-automatic-update-failure.html (Will not finish, giving this message, "Service 'Automatic Update' (WUAUSERV) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services." I'm the computer administrator.)​

It's No. 4 that's unnerving me a bit, since it keeps coming back even af... Read more

A:Solved: Could not restart Automatic Update service. Error Code 2

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in our company we use Windows 7 Clients in ActiveDirectory 2008R2, a WSUS and GPOs for Windows Update active.
Updates are automatically approved for a group of computers for testing.  These Computers are set with a GPO that does not install updates automatically but informs the user about new updates . The user decides the installation time. Among other settings
we also set with GPO that disables an automatic reboot after update installation: "No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations" enabled.
GPO Result Check prooves, the policies are still appliead as expected - and this has always worked as expected.

The GPO has not been changed for over a year.

With KB2952664 Rev.200(!!) reissued by Microsoft on 06.06.2017 and installed today we experienced an unexpected forced reboot within 15 minutes for
all affected computers of the above mentioned group. The shown image (German text) popped up and it was not possible to stop the reboot process.

08.06.2017 10:02:28    WindowsUpdateClient    22
Restart required: To complete the installation of the following updates, the computer will be restarted within 15 minutes: Update for Windows 7 for x64-Systems (KB2952664)

Today, our clients are rebooting once again. This time after installation of KB3203460.
I copied this thread from customer forums: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-update/unexpected-au... Read more

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Hello everyone,

I have searched around a bit to see if others have ran into this problem, but I have had no luck so far. When I start my computer, it pops up with the standard menu it uses when an OS error has caused a restart. I can't get it too load windows using safe mode, last known good configuration, or normal mode. I never even see the windows loading screen, it restarts immediately.

Here is what I have tried:
1) I ran a check disk using the recovery console but it did not fix the problem.
2) I manually backed up the SYSTEM, SAM, DEFAULT, SECURITY, and SOFTWARE files from the root\windows\system32\config folder. I then replaced those files with ones from a few days ago located in the root\system volume information\ folder. It did not fix my problem.
3) I'm about to re-install windows when I decide to press f8 on boot and disable automatic restarts on system failure just to see if I'm missing some sort of BSOD. Windows completely loaded without any problems.
4) This confused me so I reversed the actions I took in step 2 (above) just to see whether it would boot with the original files as long as I chose "Disable Automatic Restarts on System Failure." It loaded windows without a problem.
5) I restarted to see whether it would boot normally or not. Again, it wouldn't load windows with any options other than the "Disable automatic restarts on system failure" option.

At this point, I'm pretty confused. Could the OS be mistakin... Read more

A:Automatic Restart on Boot Unless I choose "Disable Automatic Restart",,,,

Any ideas? I can just re-install, but I want to figure this out. It seems so odd to me. Thanks!


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Hello everyone,
I've installed windows 7 some days ago. This is really great. But I am facing one problem. My pc takes Restart after 1 hour/1.5 hours continiously
Whats the problem...Plz help me.


A:Windows 7 automatic restart

Are you running the beta version? Because afaik the beta version has already expired so it will restart like that.

Install the RC version or the RTM trial.

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hello guys,

i'm currently using windows 7 and my windows explorer always automatic restart. it seems that some of my programs have been corruped. i've been tried using "sfc/scannow" but the problems still remain. i need some helps on how to overcome this issue. below here are the details of my problem.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 17417

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 00000000
BCP2: 8540552C
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

A:windows 7 explorer always automatic restart

Bugcheck 0x124 = WHEA = Machine Check Exception

See if Windows 7 SP1 will install - Windows 7 Service Pack 1

Info on 0x124 - http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...-what-try.html

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At first windows loads up as usual to desktop. After about 30 seconds, it randomly restarts and after that it keeps getting stuck at boot logo and then restarts again looping over and over again.

This also happens on safemode. I managed to uncheck automatically restart option on sysdm.cpl with the 30 seconds that I had, but even after doing that, the restart looping persists. I dont know what to do.

The last time windows worked normally, I played Forza Horizon 4 with logitech g29 steering wheel and shifter which was working perfectly fine for 4 days after I got the steering wheel. The next day I go to turn my computer on and this happened.



RAM: 18GB Mushkin Stealth 997069S DDR3

CPU: AMD A10-6800k 4.1 GHz Quadcore FM2 socket With AMD Radeon HD 8670D graphics

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060

Storage: Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD

A:Windows 10 automatic looping restart

Boot with the Windows DVD / USB stick and choose Repair

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Hi guys , im using windows XP.

I got a problem which when I tried to start the windows , it auto-reboot.
I tried formatting the windows , but when It comes to "starting windows" , a BSOD occured.
I tried using the Automatic System Recovery , but then it ask me to put the file in a floppy disk and press enter when ready.
I tried to get info Safe Mode or Last Good Configuration , but its the same , auto-reboot.

Can anyone help me on this ? I almost fed up on fixing this

A:Automatic Restart at Starting Windows

Let us know what the error number of the BSOD is, that will sort of help. To me it may sound like bad hardware, especially memory.

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Windows 10 Home rebooted for an unknown reason this morning.
I woke up and found my pc hanged and unresponsive.
I was able to connect through the vnc server, and saw the dot-circle going round and round. Just stuck there.

I had to hard reboot. When I checked the Event Viewer, I could not determine what triggered the restart.

Yesterday, I installed a new nvidia graphics driver, but did not reboot. It did not ask me to.

Windows update setting is set to "notify me to schedule restart"
I set that a long time ago. so it's not supposed to auto reboot.

What other ways does Windows auto reboot? I need to shut them off.

I need my pc to have 100% uptime, and only allow manual reboots. I hate when I wake up to surprises like this.

A:how to disable all automatic restart in windows 10?

Run CMD as admin and copy/paste:

reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "AlwaysAutoRebootAtScheduledTime" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f

Originally Posted by link626

Windows update setting is set to "notify me to schedule restart"
I set that a long time ago. so it's not supposed to auto reboot.

That setting works only for a limited time, eventually Windows will restart itself.

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I seem to have the same issue as this topic http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic458990.html

After having uninstalled and reinstalled Microsoft Security Essentials, a scan found a virus/trojan and a message came up saying that Windows would automatically restart in one minute. The computer is now stuck in a loop of automatically restarting every time Windows opens. I've read the other topics on this and run the Farbar scan. I will put the log below. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

PS. I have no other computer at home, so there may be a day or two between me replying to any messages as I try to use either my friend's computer or my computer at work.

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows Vista automatic restart loop

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST written by Farbar) Version: 20-07-2012 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 21-07-2012 20:47:32
Running from G:\
Windows Vista ™ Home Premium (X86) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet002

========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============

HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe [142104 2007-05-25] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [154392 2007-05-25] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe [138008 2007-05-25] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [SynTPStart] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exe [102400 2007-08-15] (Synaptics, Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] RtHDVCpl.exe [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [NDSTray.exe] NDSTray.exe [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [topi] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Toshiba Online Product Information\topi.exe -startup [581632 2007-07-10] (TOSHIBA)
HKLM\...\Run: [Desktop SMS] C:\Program Files\IDM\Desktop SMS\DesktopSMS.exe /auto [1507328 2007-06-18] (Interactive Digital Media)
HKLM\...\Run: [TPwrMain] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.EXE [411192 2007-03-29] (TOSHIBA Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [SmoothView] %ProgramFiles%\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.... Read more

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i am using a windows xp professional version 2002 sp3 laptop.

automatic updates have been installed on my pc and it pops up a window saying

"updating your computer is almost complete. you must restart your computer for the updates to take effect. do you want to restart your computer now ? or 'restart later'"

I dont want to restart now. hence when i am clicking on restart later, the pop up is coming up after another 15 minutes or so.

i went to task manager-> processes -> and ended the process called wuauclt.exe which is responsible for this process, but i notice that this process is automatically started within another 10 seconds .

though i understand that , it is good for me to restart my laptop and have a successful install of my updates, I still want to know of a method to
supress these updates until i like to restart my laptop

Hope somebody could help

thank you all in anticipation,

A:how to supress windows restart pop up after automatic updates

guys , somebody please write back

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I can be in the middle of anything, a game, a paper being written, or a job being done... my windows update will automatically install an update, but sometimes will not ask me if I want to restart my PC.. it will automatically shut me down and restart.

I thought there was a way to disable it, but I can't find anything. I know that in Windows XP I could do so using the Group Policy service.. however, I cannot find a GP in Vista.

Does anyone have a clue as how to stop this from happening?

I feel like I am missing something here.

A:Help Disabling Automatic Restart for Windows Updates

The best way is to change the auto windows update behavior.

Control Panel>Windows Update>Change Settings

Now select "Download Updates but let me choose whether to install them" Hit OK.

Now you control when updates are installed.

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Windows 8.1 error.....pls solve issue .......

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HI, I normally connect to client VPN to access their systems. To connect to VPN, IKE and Authip IPsec keying modules should enabled. I made it automatic from services, and after restart the computer, it changed to disabled. So i thought IKE service
will enable if i try to connect to VPN which also not worked. I have to enable it manually. Is there something that anyone can help? Any help will help here.

Thanks All.

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A:Mini Dump error plz help automatic restart in windows 8!

No Windows Updates installed. Most systems have at least 30 or 40. Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems (mostly due to the sptd.sys driver, although I have seen dtsoftbus01.sys blamed on several occasions). I strongly suspect that this hold true for Win8 systems also.

Please un-install the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration): [S] DuplexSecure - FAQ [/S] Link broken as of 21 Jul 2012
New link (15 Aug 2012): DuplexSecure - Downloads (pick the appropriate version for your system and select "Un-install" when you run it).
Alternate link: Disc-Tools.com
Manual procedure here: Registry and SPTD problems | DAEMON Pro Help

The memory dump blames your Avast antivirus. Please:
- download a fresh copy of the latest version of Avast
- uninstall your current copy of Avast
- install the freshly downloaded copy of Avast
- IMMEDIATELY update it and perform a full system scan
- continue to monitor for further BSOD's

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rena... Read more

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I've encountered a number of issues with viruses and malware over the past week, but I'm getting close to completely ridding my machine of all infections. I'm using a Sony Vaio FE-690P laptop and running a legal copy of Windows XP Professional.Before my problems started, I was using Ad-Aware and McAfee VirusScan periodically as my main defense against infections. When my computer started to act up, I performed scans through each program. Each scan turned up a number of items, some more dangerous than others, so I took note of them and deleted the items. Upon a system reboot, I performed the same scan again and found that some of the exact items I thought had just deleted reappeared. One of the four items that I was unable to get rid of was the Virtumonde virus. After doing some internet research, I downloaded Spyware Doctor, paid for a subscription, and performed a scan. Spyware Doctor found the same items as Ad-Aware, but would also not allow their complete removal. I then ran an additional scan using a tool within Spyware Doctor called the Malware Detective Tool. I don't know how or why it happened, but since using that tool, my scans now come back free of infections. That all leads to this...So I felt good knowing I had hopefully resolved my problems. My computer was no longer showing any symptoms of infection. That is until I received the following error message:"Generic Host Process for Win32 Services encountered a problem and needs to close."On... Read more

A:NTAUTHORITY\SYSTEM - Windows XP initiated automatic restart.

Hello and welcome. I have moved your topic here as I feel there may still be infection. We will check and if needed send itt back.Please run 2 tools.SDFix:Please print out and follow these instructions: "How to use SDFix". When using this tool, you must use the Administrator's account or an account with "Administrative rights"Disconnect from the Internet and temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any real time protection programs before performing a scan.When done, the SDFix report log will open in notepad and automatically be saved in the SDFix folder as Report.txt.If SDFix is unable to run after rebooting from Safe Mode, run SDFix in either Mode, and type F, then press Enter for it to finish the final stage and produce the report.Please copy and paste the contents of Report.txt in your next reply.Be sure to renable you anti-virus and and other security programs before connecting to the Internet.-- If the computer has been infected with the VirusAlert! malware warning from the clock and the Start Menu icons or drives are not visible, open the SDFix folder, right-click on either the XP_VirusAlert_Repair.inf or W2K VirusAlert_Repair.inf (depending on your version of Windows) and select Install from the Context menu. Then reboot to apply the changes.Now MBAM:Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.32) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Pro... Read more

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I have moved this thread over, as I felt it was a different issue.

Previous thread - Most of the main services will not start?

I'm running win 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, which has been fine up to a few days ago when on start up reaching the desktop I started getting a window saying "Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one minute." it would then restart and continually loop this way.

I booted to safe mode and had no restart message, so was able to run a virus scan using Microsoft security essentials, however if I booted to safe mode with networking the restart window would show again.

I have looked for the Gbp Service, which I was advised might be causing the problem, but cannot find this in services running.

However, I have found that by discounting the internet, the restart issue does not show, but as soon as I connect to the internet, it pops up and the system restarts.

Does this indicate a virus or trojen of some kind?

Any suggestion how I stop this, as I cannot run a up to date antivirus program without being connected to the internet to get the latest updates?


A:Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatic

Do you have a restore point before the problem began ... a repair install may be the way to go as well....

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Hi everyone,
Newbie here so hope I posted this in the right section.

I am not able to boot up my laptop at all so I cannot do the DM Log Collector, sorry!

I own an ASUS R500A laptop that seemed to have crashed for no reason yesterday. I was using it, went afk for a few hours, came back and saw it in Windows Error Recovery. I had 2 options - Start Windows Normally or Launch Startup Repair. Start Windows Normally loops back to Windows Error Recovery. Launch Startup Repair takes me to a blank screen with ASUS logo and a window X:\windows\system32\cmd.exe. I am unable to type anything in this box.

I cannot boot in Safe Mode (loops again). I get BsoD when i choose "Disable Automatic Restart Upon System Error". I did not install any new hardware or software recently. I also don't have a Windows 7 DVD or Recovery Disk to boot from. After a few more times trying to reboot, F8 on start up no longer takes me to the screen where I can choose to boot in Safe Mode. All I get is the Windows Error Recovery window.

Is this something I can fix on my own or should I bring it to a repair shop? I would appreciate any help you guys can provide! I'm heartbroken that I might have lost all my pictures of my beloved pets that have passed on, as well as my school work.

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i keep encounter this auto restart error therefore i decided to uncheck the automatic restart checkbox in system properties to get a BSOD so that i know what happen, but even if i uncheck it, my cpu still auto restart without generating a BSOD

i also checked my windows folder but there are no \Windows\Minidump in it

A:Auto restart even if uncheck automatic restart

Upload Dump Files:
Please go to C:\Windows\Minidump and zip up the contents of the folder. Then upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Left click on the first minidump file.
Hold down the "Shift" key and left click on the last minidump file.
Right click on the blue highlighted area and select "Send to"
Select "Compressed (zipped) folder" and note where the folder is saved.
Upload that .zip file with your next post.

If you have issues with "Access Denied" errors, try copying the files to your desktop and zipping them up from there. If it still won't let you zip them up, post back for further advice.

If you don't have anything in that folder, please check in C:\Windows for a file named MEMORY.DMP. If you find it, zip it up and upload it to a free file hosting service - then post the link to it.
Then, follow the directions here to set your system for Minidumps (much smaller than the MEMORY.DMP file): Set MiniDump

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

A:Windows Update command box flashing/Automatic Update Disabled

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

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

Thanks again!

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

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

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

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Hi all,
I have been t/s'ing this issue for a couple days now and have tried everything, including utilizing various restore points, short of reinstalling Windows with no success. The original problem started when I was prompted to restart to finish installing updates and it has continued to do so for at least a week now. Here is a list of what I have done:Boot into clean mode
Ran System Update Readiness Tool (CBS logs attached)
Ran sfc /scannow (screenshot attached)
Verified BITS and WU service running
Ran WU diagnostic tool, which gave me the 8007005 error (attached)
Updated the WU agent (v7.6)
Ran MS Fixit 50123 and 50202
Installed KB947821-v34 (Hotfix)
Ran SubInACL to verify registry permissions
Cleared Catroot2 folder
Cleared C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore and \Download
Toggled update option to never check for updates and back to let me choose. This seemed to be the only thing that actually did anything. Windows started to check for updates but did not actually download/install any.

I have also attached the specs of my pc to include currently installed patches for your review. Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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

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

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

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



A:windows automatic update - help


anyone ????????

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

A:windows automatic update

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:windows automatic update..please help

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Action: Permit Internet Access
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A:Windows Automatic Update

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks beforehand,
Pedro Vaz

A:Automatic Windows Update

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


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

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

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

A:Windows Automatic Update

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

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

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

A:Windows automatic update

This should help you out.


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

A:Windows update automatic

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

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

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


A:Questions About Automatic Windows Update?

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

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

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I am unable to turn my windows automatic update on, I have visited the microsoft security website and followed their instructions to manualy turn the update on from the 'services.msc' command. When i click start the following message is displayed
'Could not start the Automatic Updates service on Local Computer.
Error 1058: The servicecannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.'
I am running Windows XP
I enclose my hijack this log below.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 22:35:30, on 29/09/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KService.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPR... Read more

A:Windows automatic update disabled

Hi Welcome to TSG!!
Visit this webpage for instructions for downloading and running ComboFix.

Post the log from ComboFix when you've accomplished that, along with a new HijackThis log.

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

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

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

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

A:Windows Automatic Update questions:

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

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how can i update my automatic updates in my system using computer rentals... (and my usb flash drive)

i am only using dial up modem 54kbps.. automatic windows update is too.. hard for my conection.. especially i have reformated my pc and so much i need it badly.. lol

my friend told me that is is posible to update on other computers but he forgot what site it is.. and how to do it....and...im think he's lying haha...

kindly help me


A:can i update my windows automatic updates...using other pc?

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I cannot run windows update manually, and does not allow auto windows update. Google chrome won't do it either. Ccleaner, Spybot won't work. Attached are DDS, GMER, OTL and Rootkit unhooker. PLEASE HELP.

A:Cannot run Windows Update, automatic or manual

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Do not Attach logs unless I ask you to.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Note** If you are having problems posting the complete log into this thread upload them here http://www.rapidshare.com/ and post the links in this thread Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Scan With RKUnHookerPlease Download Rootkit Unhooker Save it to your desktop.Now double-click on RKUnhookerLE.exe to run it.Click the Report tab, then click Scan.Check (Tick) Drivers, Stealth. Uncheck the rest. then Click OK.Wait till the scanner has finished and then click File, Save Report.Save the report somewhere where you can find it. Click Close.Copy the ... Read more

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My computer shows that I need a windows update : Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 (KB954430) (update 1 of 1)...

I update it and it reports "Finished"

The next time I log into the computer I get the same update. This has been occurring for several weeks, always the sameconfused update.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Automatic Windows Update

See this


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