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Help Disabling Automatic Restart for Windows Updates

Q: Help Disabling Automatic Restart for Windows Updates

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.

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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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4/17/09 UpdateI'm updating this because I followed the advice that Sam gave in this thread:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...pdates+disabledBecause the poster had the same/similar problem that I did. I ran the OTlist and Malwarebytes, even removed the multiple old versions of Java that I had. This seems to have completely fixed the problem. I was able to update Windows to SP 3 last night. I haven't seen any pop-ups today and my automatic updates don't appear to be getting disabled anymore.I'm not changing the original info that was here, just for background info. When someone has a moment to look (no rush, clearly), I'd like to run a new scan or two and post just to be sure I haven't missed anything. You guys rock!!!______________________________________________________________________________Hello! Hopefully I'm doing this correctly. Feel free to verbally kick my butt if I am not. I am new here, but I did read the instructions first, so here's hoping....I have an unknown infection on my computer. I'm getting pop-ups while using both Firefox and IE. I admittedly don't have the most recent (or anywhere close to it) Windows updates. I tried to correct that last night and found that whatever has infected my computer is disabling automatic updates, so I am unable to get the updates done.Editing my post because I probably should've included that the anti-virus I ran was ClamWin. The log of the virus scan and subsequent memory scan are here:Scan Started W... Read more

A:Unknown virus, disabling automatic windows updates

Hello, my name is fenzodahl512 and welcome to Bleeping Computer.. Please do the following....Please download The Comedian.exe to your desktopDouble click the program to run it. It will only take around several minutes to run.It will do a series of tasks and tell you when each one is finished.You will be prompted to press any key after each stepWhen it is done it will close and exit itself automatically.You can delete The_Comedian.exe once it is finishedNEXTPlease download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HERE or HERENote: If you already have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, just run and update it.. Then do a "Perform Full Scan"Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Full Scan", then click Scan.The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.Extra Note:If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you wi... Read more

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Hi, all:

1) Does setting Windows Updates to "notify for download and notify for install" via GP edit also disable Device Driver automatic installation?
2) Or does disabling automatic device driver installation need to be configured separately?
3) If the latter (separate setting), is it advisable to do so, despite the ominous warning from M$ that "your device may not work as expected"?

I followed Brink's characteristically excellent tutorial for GP edit here: Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 to "notify for download and notify for install" (Thanks for that!).

So my questions center on whether doing so will also prevent automatic device driver installation, or whether I need to and/or should configure that setting separately?

M$'s ominous warning seems to be strongly discouraging users from disabling automatic device driver updates and "realistic icons"().
For my OEM XP, Vista and 7 systems, I have always gotten drivers -- WHEN NEEDED -- from the OEM, not via Windows Update, as the OEMs historically have done a better job than M$ in offering the needed drivers for their computers.

Is that still true under Win10?
Assuming that disabling automatic Windows Updates does NOT also disable automatic device driver updates, should I disable automatic device driver installation on this OEM Win10 box?

TIA,

MM

A:Does disabling automatic Win Updates include automatic Device Driver?

Hello MM,

That will stop drivers from automatically being installed in Windows Update, but won't stop drivers from being available in Windows Update.

If you don't want drivers to be available in Windows Update, then you can disable this using the tutorial below. If disabled, you'll have to manually update (download and install) your drivers from the manufacturer.

Driver Updates in Windows Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 10driver-updates-windows-update-enable-disable-windows-10-a.html

The first tutorial below you posted will turn on/off automatic installation of drivers for devices. However, I would recommend to also disable automatic updates in the second tutorial below to be safe.

Device Driver Automatic Installation - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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So, I've been having a bunch of problems with BSODs lately and I've been struggling to find the cause because even after disabling automatic restart in the system properties, the damn thing still restarts. All I get is the Windows Error Reporting service starting up when the computer reboots and telling me my computer just Blue Screened. I'm pretty sure I could figure out what it is (I already know it's not RAM, because I ran memtest on it for 13 hours with no results) if I just could get at that error code on the blue screen, but that's hard to do when you never even see it.

A:Disabling automatic restart

We need to know more about your BSODs...Download BlueScreenView (in Zip file)No installation required.Unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program and When scanning is done, go to Edit > Select All.Then go to File > Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.Compliments of Broni

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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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Hi there,
 
I loaded a new game on to my Laptop, which is running XP Pro. Consequently the game kept causing a BSOD which flashed by too fast to read anything. So I followed the below tutorial:
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/74644/how-to-disable-automatic-restarts-when-windows-crashes/
 
I applied steps 1 through to 8 and upon rebooting my system, and now the laptop automatically (and instantly) turn off upon commencing the boot cycle.
Just as the BIOS begins to load, offering F9 & F11 as options the whole thing shuts down, barely giving you enough time to blink!
Note that I did not have any PC issues at all, other than loading a new game which caused a BSOD. I have since found out that all I needed to do was to update the graphics driver.
 
So my question is, 'how do I manage to boot the laptop up and change the settings back to where they were'?
 
Thanks.
V

A:Disabling Automatic Restart created boot issue

...I'm not a moderator, just a member, but I would try this - shutdown, try booting into safe mode by continuously tapping F8 as it starts up - if it works, change your settings at this time - I would then run check disk - start button, run, type cmd, in the run box, then type chkdsk /r  in the command line (note the 1 space between the k, & the /), enter, read the paragraph, & type y for yes, enter, then type exit, enter, restart computer & let it run to completion - it will reboot itself when finished - check disk should correct any errors that cause your blue screen issue - good luck...

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Think I have virus/malware on computer. Computer is running very slow, I have run my antivirus but nothing picked up and not sure what else to try?
 

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This problem just started occurring today. Whenever I lock the computer, then unlock it, automatic updates turns itself off and the red alert pops up in the taskbar. Same goes for when I restart the computer.

How can I fix this? I never turned them off and when I try to re-enable them, the security center tells me that it can't re-enable them for some reason, so I have to do it manually. However, the problem persists even after I turn them back on.
 

A:Automatic updates keeps disabling itself?!

Does anyone know how I can fix this other than manually re-enabling it every time?
 

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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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Does enabling this option in the Group Policy work? Is it normal for this notification in the settings to continue reading that updates will be installed automatically, despite enabling the "Notify before downloading and installing" option?

A:Question about disabling automatic updates.

Yes it works and yes that message is normal. I have that set and it is working as intended.

Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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Hi,

My computer keeps getting popups and my automatic updates to windows was disabled. Below is my Hijackthis log.

I will appreciate any help with this problem. Thanks.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:16:20 AM, on 12/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlcdcoms.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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A:Popups and disabling of automatic updates

bump
 

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I have Adobe Reader 8, and the Adobe Updater comes up every time I start it. I've disabled automatic updates in Updater, and I can't find an option for it anywhere inside of Reader. The only time Updater appears (besides when I want it to) is when I start Reader. Does anyone have any idea how to disable this? I do use Updater so I don't want to "break" it... I just want it to stop running every time I start Reader.
 

A:Disabling Adobe Reader 8 automatic updates?

Completely uninstall that bloated piece of junk and get any of the many small, free, and efficient PDF reader programs, like FoxIt Reader. You'll be glad you did.
 

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Hey,

I'm trying to disable that horrible auto-restart feature, but I can only get so far because I'm computer illiterate.

Can someone translate the directions into lay(wo)man's terms? I know I first need to get into the registry, but I don't know how to get there. I know I need to edit HKEY_something_something, but I'm not sure which one or what it needs to be changed to. Etc, etc.

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Disabling the auto-reboot feature associated with Automatic Updates

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Hi there. From searching on forums, this is quite an issue. But everybody suggests to go to gpedit.msc. My OS (Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit) does NOT have that function. There is a folder for policies, but it is empty. Also, the settings for updates does not have any option of that nature. So what do you do to prevent Windows from restarting automatically after applying an update?

A:Automatic restart after updates

You should have group policies do you have admin?

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I have a XP Pro machine at home and I am in the process of doing some things that will take a long time to complete (several hours). The problem is, Automatic Update just updated and keeps prompting me to restart. I know if I just leave the PC, it will eventually restart on its own which will kill everything I am doing right now. How do I disable automatic restarting so it doesn't do this? I don't have a server or active directory running. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks

A:XP Pro, Disable Restart After Automatic Updates

Nevermind I figured it out

http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000294.html

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hiya,

I am running the home edition of windows 7 as fresh install and I have just come across a limitation i can't seem to get beyond.

I want to enable the "No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Updates" which I would normally do using gpedit.msc, which of course isn't available in the home edition

question is does anyone know where i need to add the registry key as the folder hierarchy isn't the same as vista so the normal route HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU doesn't exist

any ideas ??

A:No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Updates

no help here

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The title says it all. I included my .zip from the SF Diagnostic Tool.

I initially had a different processor and motherboard, but after changing both of those due to failures, everything is now working fine, until I do a restart.

The main restart issue is that it gets stuck in an automatic repair loop until I can get to Safe Mode and then restarting from there somehow undoes the updates from Windows Update.

If I keep those updates off, though, and just try to do a general restart, I get a BSOD Watchdog error. I'll include that log, just in case. It'll be in CBS.zip since I'm including the whole CBS folder from Windows\Logs.

I'm really not sure what's wrong here. Thanks for your help and I'll update this post or post more info, if need be. Thanks again.

A:BSOD-Watchdog Restart; Automatic Repair Loop after updates

We'll try to fix the BSOD issues. If that doesn't work, then I'll send you over to the Windows Updates & Activation forums for some expert assistance with your CBS logs.

Your BIOS dates from 2013. Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any BIOS updates available for your system. Also check the readme file to see if they apply to the problems that you are having. Please be advised that flashing the BIOS is a very unforgiving process - and one mistake can physically damage your motherboard. If possible, use the "inside Windows" flash mechanism (if your OEM provides one).

SAlpham64 is blamed in the WER section of MSINFO32. This belongs to your SteelSeries Keyboard Driver. Please uninstall it immediately. Also, if you're able, try another keyboard. After the system is stabilized, feel free to download and install a fresh copy of the latest, Win8.1 compatible version of the keyboard drivers.

Please note the drivers below that date from before the release of Windows 8.1 (17 Oct 2013) - check to see that each and every one is compatible w/Windows 8.1 (at the manufacturer's website). If not, you must either remove the device and it's software - or locate a Windows 8.1 compatible update on the web. Removing some drivers may make the system unstable - so if you're unable to find updates, post back for info on the one's that can/cannot be safely removed.

The drivers that are struckout don't have updates available (AFAIK).
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So, I've been having to deal with this problem about two times now. I had no choice but to wipe, however fortunately, I was able to backup all my files before wiping. My second time occurred today, with no choice but to wipe either.Anyways, I was wondering if there's any fix to this? None of the command prompt commands seemed to work when I was trying to fix it back then either, which is kind of a let down. Hopefully they work now that I have access again though.

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1. Go to 'Power Options'
2. Click on 'Change plan settings'
3. Click on 'Change advanced power settings'
4. Scroll down until ya get to the "Display" section and click on the plus sign to show sub-menus...
5. Click on the plus sign next to 'Dimmed display brightness'
6. Change the settings to 100% (ie: brightness level for when the display is dimmed)
7. Hit OK to save and restart,..


Another supposed "feature" that makes it harder for people I have read so I wanted to share it...

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1. Go to 'Power Options'
2. Click on 'Change plan settings'
3. Click on 'Change advanced power settings'
4. Scroll down until ya get to the "Display" section and click on the plus sign to show sub-menus...
5. Click on the plus sign next to 'Dimmed display brightness'
6. Change the settings to 100% (ie: brightness level for when the display is dimmed)
7. Hit OK to save and restart,..


Another supposed "feature" that makes it harder for people I have read so I wanted to share it...

A:Tip: Disabling Windows 10 automatic brightness control

Nice, thanks hadn't heard that one.

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Hi! Everytime Windows XP starts up, it automatically opens Windows Media Player. I tried researching on how to disable this. I found as much as this:

start up - run - type 'msconfig'- and go to the start up tab.

I've gotten that far. However, under the start up tab's list of files, none of them are obvious to being the one to disable windows media player. I don't want to disable them all either.

Which of these files belongs to Windows Media Player

or

Is there another method to hault WMP from automatic start up?
 

A:Disabling Windows Media Player from automatic start up

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I found a unique way to do it on Windows 10 HOME and as far as I searched internet I didn't find any similar instructions:
http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com/topic/81980-windows-10-home-disable-automatic-updates-enable-updates-on-demand/

 

A:Windows 10 Home disable automatic updates, enable updates on demand

Those are good instructions. Clear and concise.

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I found a unique way to do it on Windows 10 HOME and as far as I searched internet I didn't find any similar instructions:
http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com...e-automatic-updates-enable-updates-on-demand/
 

A:Windows 10 Home disable automatic updates, enable updates on demand

I got some updates last night and unfortunately my fix didn't work so I'll unpin this topic.
 

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Hi, anyone know of a way to remove this screen when restarting Windows?

Thanks,
RonM

A:Disabling restart screen in Windows 8?

I may be wrong, but I think you are stuck with it.

Couldn't find anything on Google.

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I'm a system admin full of users that don't bother to install the windows patches and updates. Well I've setup the desktops to automatically check, download, and install the updates.

Does this only check at the time specified?

Does it only download critical updates? windows updates? drivers?

Does it prompt the user when it's downloading and installing? Does it force them to restart their machines?
 

A:windows automatic updates isn't so automatic

If you're talking about Auto Updates in XP, then you can specify an exact time for the updater to check and download and install the updates. RIGHT click My Computer/Auto Update Tab. Otherwise, depending on the internet connection, update looks only once a day I believe. ONLY critical updates are brought down, you must visit the site for driver and other updates.
 

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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.

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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!

Jake
 

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Right now I have automatic windows updates disabled for privacy issues. Because of this, I have to manually download and install the daily updates for Windows Defender. Is there a way to exclude Windows Defender from the disabled updates?
 

A:Automatic Updates with Windows updates disabled

@Falloutman

You should make a task scheduler operation in order to update automatically based on the time and day it should execute.

Link on the tutorial (Go on Update package information)
 

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WinXP

I ignore the pop-up window from the notifications area telling me Windows updates are ready to install, I'm busy. Then I'm ready to do it, but there's no icon in the notification area to click to do the install.

I've even gone as far as to do a manual install, just to make sure I've got the latest update. I know I'm fully updated, and then the pop-up window comes up telling me it has that update ready to install again!

Is there a way to retrieve the updates Automatic Updates has ready to install? Reboot?!

Will manually updating confuse Automatic Updates?

TIA, Dan
 

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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.

Arefin

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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On Dec. 22nd, 2014, Microsoft Tech Escalations' final answer to determine why my Updates were being disabled at reboot was to create another user acct & delete my original acct.It didn't work. Afterwards, I removed Vosteran and Ask.com on my own from Chrome browser. I removed stuff like mysearchdial, brain something and another 'my'. Today, I ran that adware and removed util megabrowse. Still disabling at reboot.

Every day I check.Every day i see that no updates were ever done and there are never any that are required (probably due to the new acct which has caused much mischief.). Every day, 2x a day, i run Updates, BitDefender and Malwarebytes.

Oh, Escalations created a restore point on 12/22 and a couple of days ago Updates troubleshooter created another one berfore it determined there were no problems. Are the two created for the same purpose or for different ones ...

Today, I went online for more info and found that a windows update released early 12/2014 was glitched and the new one just released last week could be manually uploaded. My updates say there are no new ones. http://pcsupport.about.com/od/system-security/fl/patch-tuesday.htm
However, this article below says the problem is specific to Windows 7, particularly 64-bit. I followed its instructions and could not find Update KB3004394 in order to replace it with the new one.
http://www.ubergizmo.com/2014/12/mi...users-to-uninstall-glitched-kb3004394-update/
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A:Solved: Windows 7-64 bit Updates disabling

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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.

Specs:

MOBO: ASRock FM2A58M-HD+

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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Well,

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,
Bart

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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: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
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:
G:\Windows\Minidump\012812-23281-01.dmp
G:\Users\Admin\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-33015-0.sysdata.xml

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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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 ... Read more

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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Hi Guys

I have a netbook DELL INSPIRON mini (model 1011) with Windows XP home edition SP3 on it.
These are its specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1014 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152586 MB, Free - 123056 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., CN0Y53, A00, .9ZC06K1.ppppppppppppppd
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2011, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
I had many issues on this machine, all probably related to trojans and malwares. I decided to start by uninstalling uneeded software, installing anti virus, spybot and other tools. I did some cleaning, including safe mode scanning, i think i more or less managed to make it stable, except the issue with windows updates. Whether i click on the windows update icon from the START menu or I go to IE and google (search) for the updates link, I always get an error 0x80072EFF (which means i cannot find available updates for my machine). I checked with the AVG firewall and the microsoft site isn't blocked. I didn't know what to do next, therefore i thought i contact you to ask for help.

I will now attach the files you require for looking into this matter.
I start by the Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 19:06:50, on 02/04/2011... Read more

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Running Windows XP Pro on an older built-box system.

I have turned off Windows Updates by the common method and even turned off the service; but, all of that seems insufficient to discourage tampering by visiting family members who want to turn it back on. Is there more I can do to make it more difficult for tampering family members to re-enable Windows Updates?

Here's why: This person is in his late 80s and somewhat savvy enough to handle his e-mail and web browsing. At some point after restoring his computer to original configuration, it went into a boot loop. I restored it again and it went into another boot loop a couple of days later. I suspected Windows Update so I disabled it. That held until he had visiting family members who re-enabled it and it went into another boot loop. I disabled it again and disabled the service and that held for the better part of a year until someone re-enabled it again.

Updating his computer to a later version of Windows is not an option as it would cause too much confusion for the old guy. I already get enough calls from him about how to do things he's always known how to do before and changing his OS and e-mail (Eudora will not run on later versions) would 'turn over the apple cart'.

So, what else can I do to further cripple Windows Updates?
 

A:Solved: Disabling Windows Updates -- Completely

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Hi,

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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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?

Jack
 

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?

JackClick to expand...

Greetings,

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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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?

Happy.

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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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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