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Updates Fail/Downloads Fail/Flash Sites Fail x2 computers

Q: Updates Fail/Downloads Fail/Flash Sites Fail x2 computers

I have two Windows 7 64 bit systems that worked perfectly until approx two weeks ago. They started becoming unresponsive to various websites, such as b1015.com (unable to listen live). Both computers then started having problems opening sites through google searches.
 
Following this, most updates on both computers fail. Downloads from the internet fail. Updating flash on one - failed. downloading .net framework update - failed.
 
One computer has MSE - updated and ran scan - no threats found
One computer has AVast - updated and ran scan - no threats found
 
Tried to download malwarebytes on the computer with avast - failed
went to XP station - downloaded to thumb drive and installed from thumb drive and ran  - no threats found
 
from cmd prompt -  ran sfc /scannow on both computers  -  no problems found
 
Can anyone give me any ideas of where to go from here to get both of these computers working properly again
 
VR-
 
Bec

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Preferred Solution: Updates Fail/Downloads Fail/Flash Sites Fail x2 computers

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Updates Fail/Downloads Fail/Flash Sites Fail x2 computers

The first place to start is are you getting any error messages when the updates fail? What do the messages state -- for example, do you get any error codes? Please post that information here.

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Hi, l've been having a constant issue with my computer and I can't seem to get out of this trouble no matter how many times I reinstall and even wipe out my hard drive.

I wiped out everything in my hard drive and installed windows 7 Ultimate for the '7th' time, and the same problems happen every single time.

Right after the install, it seems to work fine but as I install numerous windows updates as it recommended (almost forced me to, 'cause it does automatically), my computer becomes so slow in everything.

It doesn't start up, the menu and such looks as if I'm in a safe mode (blocky and old looking) even if I manage to start it up, have to wait more than 15min or even 1hr for it to respond.

The situation I'm having now is, the pop up message saying:
"Failed to connect to a windows service: windows couldn't connect to the System Event Notification Service service. This prevents standard user from logging on to the system. As an administrative user, you can review the System Event Log for details about why the service didn't respond"

Also, the computer has been failing at installing several updates such as:
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2763523)(KB2719857)(KB2735855)(KB2750841)(KB2732059)


Because of that, it sometimes ran chkdsk on the boot screen and deleted/fixed files.

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A:Updates Fail, Slow Response, Fail to Connect to a Windows Service, etc

Please post
1) an MGADiag report -
Please follow this tutorial and post an MGADiag report - then we can see what the problem is.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/234159-windows-genuine-activation-issue-posting-instructions.html
Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/Hardware.aspx

Ignore errors produced when clicking on the Copy button - they simply mean that the tool could not create the backup files for some reason. The data is still copied to the clipboard for pasting to your response.
2) Windows Update Posting Instructions

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I have a custom built PC, installed with Windows XP. Lately its been having trouble, but it is full blown rebellion as of last night. I think its probably a virus but I'm not that experienced with diagnosing.
Issues:
`My web browser (FireFox) crashes when trying to view certain things; PDF files are the main crash point
`I have a 16 GB flash drive that I have to reformat it every time I use it, which doesn't fix the problem it just lets me transfer again until I have to format it again.
`I have two hard drives that make up c,d,e,f,i,j,and k drives. When I opened "My Computer" I,J,and K:/ were missing. I couldn't see or access them.
`Its been freezing up a lot; forcing me to reboot
`(most recent)Now when I try to reboot it will rapidly switch screens from the black scanning, log in, windows xp (with the blue bar filling up), and a blue error screen. The blue error screen says to reboot if its the first time i've seen this; then it gives steps to follow if i've seen it before.

I've tried to run it in safe mode and it hasn't worked.

Please if you have any ideas let me know. Is it possible to recover my saved files? I backed up my files awhile ago but it is saved on a drive that is missing (I,J,or K) If you need more info just ask. Thanks for your help

A:Windows XP Crash Issues - Hard Drive fail, start up fail

Hi there
So what I gather is that you now cannot start your computer up at all, due to this issue. I'm actually unsure of the problem, it sounds to me like a Virus has been at your computer. It can't really be a hardware issue I don't think... I mean it is possible that what could have been happening is that your computer (Desktop or Laptop?) is overheating and its been damaged because of that... But that wouldn't really make sense, and also having Custom Built a computer I'm sure you'd have been smart enough to install a thoroughly capable cooling system.
It sounds to me like your hard drive has been corrupted though, BSOD usually means a pretty big issue. Thats why I was thinking hardware problem to begin with, you don't often get it for Virus's.
A couple of things we need to know:
Do you have any sort of Anti-Virus installed? If so, which one? How frequently did it scan? Did you find any virus's?
Also, how far into the boot process does the computer get before it loops? Are you able to enter BIOS settings before Blue Screen comes up and it loops? What happens when it loops?
And do you have a startup / boot disk for your computer. You certainly should do.

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Hi guys a lot of research online brings me here, and I hope this will be the last stop before I put my fist through the screen of my laptop.

So a few days ago my computer can't connect to wireless, stuck in Limited mode. Troubleshoot says - "wireless connection doesn't have a valid ip configuration". i've uninstalled the driver, put valid settings from another laptop I have, I've uninstalled Bonjour, i've put netsh commands.. still nada. The USB connection I could use to tether also stopped working. I've tried other wifi connections and they don't work either. The strangest thing is that itunes won't recognize the phone, but windows does and i can go inside the folders.
I have the 169.254.x.x ipconfig forgot the name but like I've read here before it can't get to DHCP.

The laptop is 6 months old lenovo windows 7.
Would really appreciate some input on what else to try. Thank you!
 

A:Solved: Not valid ip configuration plus UBS tether fail PLUS itunes phone fail

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Friend of mine gave me her Acer Aspire 5742z-4813 because it fails to boot and eventually asks to repair, which it doesn't. Can't enter safe-mode, either.

Only thing she's said is that her daughter installed Norton 360 a few days before it crashed.

Things I've tried:

At command prompt, ran the following with no effect: bootrec.exe /FixMbr, bootrec.exe /FixBoot, bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd, chkdsk /f E:, and finally chkskd /f /r /x.

I also entered BIOS and changed HDD mode to IDE from ACHI. No joy.

Thanks in advance, guys.

A:[SOLVED] Win7 Fail to Boot, Fail to Repair

Test the HDD, download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature, burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature, boot off of the newly created CD and run the Short and Long tests on the drive. If either test fails, the HDD needs to be replaced.

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Gang this is an issue I am stumped on.
At a law office, a lawyer uses Outlook [not Express] 2007 on Win XPP SP3 on a Dell laptop, docked. Recently they moved offices, but the ISP is the same [Centurylink]. The level of service is the same, and sadly his main mail account is with the ISP
Shortly after movein, his account stopped authorizing. I checked it via webmail and everything looked peachy. None of the account settings had changed. It worked one day, next day it didn't and no matter what I tried, it could never get credentialed again. So I setup a "new account" with the same settings [per their website]. It worked. I double checked all settings and they are identical to the failed one.

Fastforward: it happened again. This time, out of desperation, I uninstalled AVG as it has been known to cause this sort of problem via its email scanning function. Double checked my answer with an IT guy nearby and he agreed it was the most likely. Still, the 2nd account then would not login, so once again, I recreated the account. New one worked fine - settings identical to the other 2.

Now it has happened again with one difference: only the login/authorization to the outbound server [smtp] is blocked. Incoming Pop3 works, outgoing is blocked.
The new protection package is AVAST Free.

The system is behind a LAN Router, tied to the DSL modem - a pretty simple rig. 2 other XPP systems in the office have mail accounts on Centurylink and they are ok.

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A:Solved: Outlook 2007 SMTPauth fail/fix/fail/fix

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Good evening all,

Just to flag that this has also been posted in W7 Support sub-forum here:

Other thread

Re. the instruction thread - the link to DSS doesn't seem to work, and GMER is for 32-bit only. If there's anything I can do to kick things off, please let me know and I'll do it!

I've googled extensively around the issues I am facing, and tried all proposed solutions, but none have worked thus far.

Symptoms:I have 1-2 minutes of freedom after booting, then I can no longer run new programmes. I also cannot close some programmes e.g. Skype. Tabs in Chrome spazz, flash player dies, and any new navigation ends up with an eternal hanging/loading problem.
Unable to restart/shutdown conventionally (I have to do it physically)
I get the error "Failure to display security and shut down options ..." when I try ALT+CTRL+DEL

Safe mode is absolutely fine, so I assume it's not anything hardware related (though please correct me if I'm being naive). My second drive which runs off XP, which I only use for storage now, boots fine and has no problems.

I have not installed any new drivers, programmes, or otherwise made any meaningful changes recently.

Solutions I've tried:Reset winsock.
Shut off all start-up programmes using MSCONFIG.
Run virus scan at boot-up, deleted 2 items (win32 installmate ... prob trojans? Was an .exe that I had downloaded but never ran).
Run Malwarebytes scan, deleted 1 fairly innocuous item.
Run full scan-disk check.
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A:windows update fail or statup programs fail cant do much of anything please help

Hello chivalrousgent and our apologies for the oversight of your thread.

Do you still require assistance?

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Brace yourselves for quite a saga:

In the beginning...I bought an HP 2710p tablet with Vista, on which I installed the upgrade to Windows 7. It worked wonderfully and I loved it.

After a few months of working well, I started getting strange symptoms. It started with not recognizing (some) USB devices unless the computer was started with them plugged in. Then, a failure to shut down correctly. After selecting shut down, Windows 7 would give me the "Logging Off..." screen, then move to the "Shutting Down..." screen and stay there indefinitely. The only way to shut down the system was by the physical power button.

So that was concerning, but turning it back on was fine, and everything but shutting down was normal. Then another development: whenever I left the computer on and unused for any period of time, it would restart. On logging in, windows would tell me "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown," telling me the reason was BlueScreen (and some diagnostic info I don't remember but that proved no help anyway). Of course, clicking "check for solution" did no good.

I figured I'd wait till the semester was done to figure out what on earth was up...which of course it didn't let me do. Upon trying to turn it on once, I was surprised with an immediate BlueScreen and "Windows failed to start."

I consulted with a GeekSquad guy who suggested I might have been suffering from a corrupted hard drive. So ... Read more

A:Mystery BSOD, Fail-to-Shutdown, Fail-to-start

Hi,

Please follow the http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ml#post2545708

Attach the .zip file to your next post in this thread.

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Windows XP homeMcAfee Virus Scan and FirewallAttacking one program after another.This started with Postit Notes lite not acting correctly after years of use. would keep 'blinking' on one note and I could not get it to stop. Removed the program . Scanned with Malware bytes, Stinger, Trojan remover,SuperAnti spyware, Reg Cleaner and removed all suspicious files. Bought a paid version of the Post-it software and downloaded. Installed - click on exe and nothing happens. Right click on exe and choose updates - 'cannot connect to Post-it notes server at 3M'. Turned off all firewall, and anti virus software, Re-downloaded serveral times with IE and Firefox - same corrupted install issue. Made sure I had admin rights. Turned off system restore.Exact same problem with corrupt installs on other software programs except anti spyware, malware type programs.In addition noticed:McAffe would not update or start.Windows Update would not update.Fix Mcafee with uninstall re-insall. It is working now.Fixed Windows update with dial-a-fix after recleaning everything for hours and writing Microsoft.This morning noticed another blinking icon on another program that quit working.Uninstalled the program. Ran checks, nothing found by stinger, malwarebytes, or McAfee, etc.Ran Malware bytes in Safemode -nothing.Got a new version of the previously corrupt software ( same thing as the software above).Download fine, Appeared to install fine. Nothing exe does nothing.Note: I ran these 2 files in Safe Mode ... Read more

A:Software Installations fail - Software Updates fail

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I am really stuck. My installation of Win 7 Ultimate has a problem. It will not install SP1, occasionally dies with the BSOD, sfc shows corrupt files that it cannot repair, start up repair from the repair disk cannot repair problems, and a repair install from the OEM disk terminates before it finishes. I have run virus scans (Vipre) and malware scans using the MS utility - the machine is clean. The problem had been an annoyance I couldn't solve until Saturday.

When I left on a business trip on the 2nd the PC was working fine. When I returned on the 7th the machine was running but the desktop was pixillated. I rebooted and it seemed fine. The next morning it wouldn't boot from my primary HD. None of the repair actions using the repair disk or the OEM disk worked. On boot I would get an error message that files were missing. I tried replacing the 'missing or corrupt' files from a good Win 7 installation on my laptop (same OS disk). No help - just a message other files were missing. I finally copied all the System 32 files and pasted them in. No joy.

My work around was to nuke a second HD and reinstall a earlier image - about a week earlier. The system is up and running, boots normally, but is not right. I cannot run a repair install from the OEM disk - it stalls about 1/3 of the way. The sfc still indicates there are corrupt files it cannot fix. MS System Update Readiness doesn't fix the problems. I'm running Sysinternals Process Monitor - it shows a number of 'Name not foun... Read more

A:Win 7 crash - SP1 fail - repair install fail

Last night I stumbled on to something that solved my inability to perform a repair reinstall of Win7 Ultimate. Keep in mind, my machine would not boot and that I had to restore my system from an image after none of the repair techniques would solve the problem. After restoring from the image I was able to boot up, but still could not perform a repair reinstall of Win7. Also, sfc still identified that there were corrupt files it could not repair.

I started to suspect something hardware related like mobo, RAM, or BIOS - not for any deep technical reason, just that nothing else seemed to work. I read something about 'bad RAM' or damaged RAM slots potentially causing problems. I pulled out 3 of the 4 1 GB Corsair CM2X1024-6400 sticks and ran a repair install.

The reinstall of Win7 Ultimate worked fine, no hitches. When I ran sfc after it indicated no problems. The automatic update downloaded a ton of MS files - all installed without a problem (I still haven't seen SP1 - and I not sure I'll try to install it yet, if it does show up.)

I'm going to reinstall the RAM one stick at a time and run memory diagnostics. I'd like to understand what happened. It's important for me to find out if it's a back stick, a bad socket, or something to do with mobo. Any suggestions or insights would be greatly appreciated.

One specific question: If I have to build a new computer - new mobo, cpu, and case - can I just rebuild the OS and apps from an image? The current computer is a Dell Inspir... Read more

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Hi, first time poster here.  I work for a composer managing/troubleshooting his computers.  One of them recently started failing to reboot and I can't even get into Safemode.  Trying to system restore fails with the error 0x800700b7.  I read a few other threads having the same issue resolved by the Farbar Recovery scan then fix.  I downloaded FRST64.exe, put it on a USB stick, ran it and created the attached FRST.txt log.  Can someone help me with a Fixlist.txt solution as well?
 
Many many many thanks in advance!

A:Win 7, startup fail, Windows repair fail

Hi composerken
I will be handling your computer issues to help you get up and running again. Please give me some time to look over your situation and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thanks for your patience.
polskamachina

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Hello
I've been directed here by Reid (from the HijackThis Help section.
"Hi debell,

These errors appear to be software related. My suggestion is for you to post in the Windows XP section of the forum, giving them all the detail and explanations you've given me, and let the experts there give you a hand with this."

Here are the 'event' logs. Plus some event that might shed some light on the problem.
A little while ago i had to power off. Upon restarting (after more than 2 hours) the display would 'disappear' while still in the boot-up process. I shut down with the 'power' button on the PC & restarted in Safe mode. That worked. But again a 're-start' from there would go through the whole process but before the 'windows is starting' screen the display disappeared. In fact the monitor seemed to be dis-connected from the source - it has power-supply and 'indicator showed interface with comp - then abruptly the connection itself was gone. Finally after few more tries with the same results, i Chose 'Enable VGA mode' from the startup options screen (where Safe Mode etc are offered as options) That worked. I saw your mail & replying accordingly.
Thanks very much.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: DCOM
Event Category: None
Event ID: 10005
Date: 6/18/2006
Time: 11:33:21 PM
User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer: USER
Description:
DCOM got error "This service cannot be started in Safe Mode " attempting to start the service EventSystem with arg... Read more

A:crash, restart, fail, restart, fail..safe mode, restart, fail..

I don't think those a really errors, only warnings. Windows is just telling you about all the things that can't be started in safe-mode. I'm 50% sure that if you boot into safe-mode on any computer you'll see a whole bunch of those warnings in the event viewer.

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all downloads fail
 

A:all downloads fail

Welcome to Tech Support Guy

It would be of assistance if you could include in your post some more detail
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so please provide some more information - downloads for what windows updates or any download from any site etc.

Also please provide a copy and paste of the results of this
http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe
 

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I have been trying to download  Mediasmart software from suggested site on this board for  for three day no luck, downloads start and run fine  when it gets to the end of the download process in errors out Failed- Network error, any one got any ideas to fix this problem.

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Hey everyone,
I am having an issue when downloading certain files online. I keep getting errors. I use google chrome (most recent update), and also get the error with IE. When downloading certain file types, the downloads stop and i get a message saying "Failed - Network error"
My wifi does not loose connection, and i dont have any firewall even installed. I have avast and it doesnt shoot any errors. Also free of malware. Anyone have any ideas?!

Thanks,
Ben

A:Downloads constantly fail?

Sounds like the winsock needs to be reset. Go to a elevated command prompt and type netsh int ip resetlog.txt then reboot computer

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Beginning this morning, I have been unable to download large files regardless of which browser I use - Chrome, IE, Firefox. For example, while testing this issue at thinkbroadband :: Download Test Files, I am able to download the 50 MB test file without any problems. However, every time I try to download the 100 MB test file, it stops at 65.3 MB. Every time I try to download the 200 MB test file, it stops at 38.2 MB. Any ideas?

A:Large Downloads Fail

Check with your ISP, there may be a cap on the size per download that you can download at one time.

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Hello, I really need some help before i take a sledge hammer to my PC.

I'm using IE8 and have never had this problem before, it started a couple of days ago.

Basically everytime i download a file from the internet it will say it's completed but in fact it has only download a fraction of the file. For example, if I go to nvidia.com and download the latest drivers, the file size is 135mb, i click save file and then instantly the dialogue box pops up saying 100% download complete, it says that i have downloaded 225kb in 1 second. Obviously if i open folder and look at the file size it is 225kb.

It is happening to every file i download, if anyone can help I would be extremely grateful.

Thanks in advance!

Edit: I've tried clearing my cache etc and it still fails.
 

A:Solved: All downloads fail

It seems i've fixed it, i think the problem was with my router which i got a few weeks ago from my internet provider: Virgin Media. It appears their new "Super Hub" was causing lots of problems so they released a new firmware version on the 21st April so i upgraded to that. I also upgraded to IE9, downloads are working fine now.
 

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Hi, i have this HP compaq presario CQ60 and any time i try to download anything over a few KB, the download fails. This happens during all updates, winupdates,antivirus updates, network file transfers ect.. Basically any downloads. I have no problem when using a LAN connection its only wifi when i have the problem. I have attemted forum searches on microsofts website to no avail , google, bing ect have nothing even close to the results im looking for, all my drivers are up to date.
Atheros 802.11b/g WLAN.
Microprocessor2.10 GHz AMD Sempron SI-42 ProcessorMicroprocessor Cache512KB L2 CacheMemory3072MBMemory Max4096MBVideo GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce 8200MVideo MemoryUp to 1407MBHard Drive160GB (5400RPM)Multimedia DriveSuperMulti 8X DVD?R/RW with Double Layer SupportDisplay15.6" Diagonal High Definition HP BrightView Display (1366x768)Fax/ModemHigh speed 56k modemNetwork CardIntegrated 10/100 Ethernet LANWireless Connectivity802.11b/g WLAN

A:wifi downloads fail

Sounds like a connectivity problem. If you can download small files and not large ones, its connectivity or a timeout.

Your wifi connection could be intermittent, or someone in your neighborhood is exceeding the download limit for wifi.

If intermittent, it works for long enough to download small files, then fails during a large file download.

Who is your ISP for your connection ? You might call them and ask. Of course, they may not know if there is a limit or not. Probably depends on who you get when your call reaches them.

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Everytime I try to download a file it fails at 98%.  Is this some type of virus or other infection preventing me from downloading programs.
 
 
 
EstelleMod Edit, moved to Am I Infected from Win 10 ~~ boopme

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internet explorer could not downloads any files from internet
 

A:Solved: fail downloads

Closing. Please do not start duplicate threads.
 

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Recently, I have been unable to download large MP3 files. The system hangs midway thru, saying "unknown network error".I have learned by searching online that this seems to be a somewhat common problem, with various solutions.
 
I've tried disabling the Desktop Management session, cleaning and scanning the disk, etc. to no avail.
 
On a different post, I saw the suggestion to run both MiniToolBox & Speccy.Here are the results of each:
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/OmnVuLvTEBME2tZM6oXpaWB
 

MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 21-07-2014
Ran by me (ATTENTION: The logged in user is not administrator) on 24-08-2014 at 20:09:37
Running from "C:\Users\me\Downloads\Programs"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium  Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
 
 
=========================== Installed Programs ============================
Adobe Acrobat 4.0 (HKLM-x32\...\Adobe Acrobat 4.0) (Version: 4.0 - Adobe Systems, Inc.)
Adobe AIR (HKLM-x32\...\Adobe AIR) (Version: 3.8.0.1430 - Adobe Systems Incorporated)
Adobe AIR (x32 Version: 3.8.0.1430 - Adobe Systems Incorporated) Hidden
Adobe Creative Cloud (HKLM-x32\...\Adobe Creative Cloud) (Version: 2.1.2.232 - Adobe Systems Incorporated)
Adobe Digital Editions 3.0 (HKLM-x32\...\Adobe Digital Editions 3.0) (Version: 3.0 - Adobe Systems Incorporated)
Adobe Flash Player 14 Plugin (HKLM-x32\...\Adobe Flash Player Plugin) (Version: 14.0.0.... Read more

A:File downloads fail

May I add that I also attempted increasing the time-out as well as faster download programs - but none of these helped!
the problem exists both in FF as well as Chrome.

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I have noticed that none of the mp3s i try to purchase are downloading, there's an Error 10 Socket Timeout that pops up, i have uninstalled and installed the program again and the issues persists...

Anyone familiar with this program and occurring errors?

I have tried emailing them for support with no response!
 

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I am trying to use the IE10 built-in download manager to download some files, every time it gets to 99% and then then fails "This file couldn't be downloaded", this happens for 9 out of 10 files, and even on files that I have been able to previously download.

I had the same problem on IE9 but only occasionally.

I'm running Win 7 x64, fully patched to last week.

Any suggestions on a work around or recommendations for a good and free download manager.

Thanks

A:File downloads fail in IE10

Have you tried another browser for relief ?
As of yesterday there were a boat load of windows updates/ mostly ie10's new version but I'm sure ie9 had just as many,
Reset ie9 or ie10 manually,
Click the Start button on the Taskbar,
Click on Control panel,
Click on Internet options,
Go to the Advanced section,
Click on Reset button on the bottom,
Check the box to Delete personal settings,
After Resetting ie9 or 10,
Open Internet explorer,
Use the recommended setup and install options when prompted,
When prompted that there are Add-ons ready to be Enabled click on No,
Test with the site your having issues with first before enabling any add-ons.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows7/How-to-manage-add-ons-in-Internet-Explorer-9

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.20GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 6 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 989 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon Xpress 1100, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152578 MB, Free - 108453 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0CU395
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

my computer has been getting slower and slower. i did scans and removed malware but it just keeps getting worse. when it first started a few months ago, i was using firefox and it seemed to be confined to that so i moved to chrome and it was ok at first but now thats slow. also at that time a friend said he thought i had a java bomb. i don't know if he was right but i couldn't download java but when i switched to chrome, it was included. also i get a startup error but i'll have to restart to tell you what it says. something about parameters. also in another thread, i saw someone checking system errors so i looked at mine and i get a dcom event with id # 10005 which says "the driver has detected that device\Device\Harddisk0\DRO has predicted that it will fail
 

A:slow computer, downloads over a few mb fail,

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Hi, my title is just a short description of what is going on. Internet Explorer has not opened in months, it just flashes up for a second and then quits out. The only way I can get anything to download is to use Opera browser, Chrome and Firefox give me a "Download failed / Antivirus scan failed" error. Something screwy is up with my file paths, for example most things in my "Start" and "All Programs" give me an error that the program cannot be found / does not exist so I usually always have to go through the C drive and into my various Program File folders to find the correct .exe files I need to run.
 
I have ran every possible scanner I can think of (all recommended by Bleeping Computer) and NOTHING will pick up what is causing this problem. I am ready to give in and reinstall Windows but I would like to see if I can remedy the problem first due to hundreds of priceless photos, videos and files I absolutely cannot lose.
 
Any help would, as always, be greatly appreciated. 

A:IE Won't Open - Downloads Fail - Various Errors

Hello EthaNox I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same",... Read more

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Just got a new Dell desktop 9100 PC networked using Netgear DG834g.

Trying to update drivers on Nero and Nvidia etc - but a repeated problem. On IE6 the download pages don't open and remain blank with just a slow creep up to half thermometer of green blobs at the bottom of the page. I never get to the "Save" screens.

I've turned off Norton Internet Security / Norton Firewall / spam / virus as well as Windows firewall.
I've set security on IE to Low and allowed everything I can allow.
I think I've set Netgear /firewall to allow everything (though it is so user-unfriendly I'm not sure)

Something is preventing IE from downloading. What on earth is it? I have found that I can download OK on Mozilla. The Internet connection works with Steam, streaming radio, all normal web pages etc.

Any help or advice much appreciated.
Jim
 

A:NewPC. Driver downloads fail on IE.

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hey!
everytime i want to download something from the IE it appears an error
"Can't download 'file name'
Internet explorer can't open this website. The website is not available or it's not found. Try again"

Does anybody know what happens? Thanks
 

A:Downloads From Internet Explorer Fail

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When I download files > 10 MB the success seems to be hit and miss.  Sometimes the download is able to complete, others it fails.  When it fails it does not explicitly say that the download has failed, the average download speed just continues to go down and no new data comes in.  I have tried both Internet Explorer as well as Chrome and Firefox and experienced similar results with each.  How do I prevent my downloads from stopping?

Thanks

A:Downloads fail to complete on Windows 7

Have you installed any network accelerators? If so please remove them.
If the issue still occurs, let’s disable all startup items and third party services when booting. This method will help us determine if this issue is caused by a loading program or service. Please perform the following steps:
1. Click the Start Button type "msconfig" (without quotation marks) in the Start Search box, and then press Enter.
Note: If prompted, please click Continue on the User Account Control (UAC) window. 2. Click the "Services" tab, check the "Hide All Microsoft Services" box and click "Disable All" (if it is not gray). 3. Click the "Startup" tab, click "Disable All" and click "OK".
Then, restart the computer. When the "System Configuration Utility" window appears, please check the "Don't show this message or launch the System Configuration Utility when Windows starts" box and click OK.
Please test this issue in the Clean Boot environment, if the issue disappears in the Clean Boot environment, we can use a 50/50 approach to quickly narrow down which entry is causing the issue.Arthur Xie - MSFT

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Both of the computers (listed in the specs thingy above my post) are not coming out of sleep mode correctly. Mine will fail to go to windows and I have no choice but to turn the computer off and on until it finally starts. The other computer will cycle its power automatically until I shut off the power supply. I'm thinking that the motherboards are just both failing at the same time, but I can't be certain. Please help, I'm nervous about this...
 

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Everytime i try to download a file over around 100mb i get a network error on the download, or the file simply stops downloading. I have used another laptop running vista and the issue is not there, so i assume it must be my Windows 7 install.
 
Has anyone seen this issue before? I have linked to a Windows network monitor tracker from the time that a download failed incase this is of any help for anyone trying to help.
 
Many thanks for any suggestions!
 
edit: The computer in question is hard-wired for absence of doubt. Also torrents download fine, no issues regardless of size.
 
Nick
 
Link: https://www.sendspace.com/file/7ckg8i

A:Large downloads fail - ok on other systems on network

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
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Hi, i have kazaalite v1.7.1 when I open up kazaalite a little box will pop up and say "Write Error!" Then when I download music it says "Failed" under the status bar. But when I look in my download folder the song is in there. Any ideas?
i tried reinstalling it. dont work
 

A:Kazaalite reports that file downloads fail..

i would suggest a complete Scandisk operation, as well as a virus scan. delete the program from the add remove program in the control panel, then reboot and run scandisc from the system tools section of the start menu. choose the complete type, not quick and let it fix any errors.

then reboot and reinstall the program.
 

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Originally the computer had System Care Antivirus.  I noticed that Microsoft Security Essentials was disabled and would not start.  I downloaded Malwarebytes from my laptop and ran it from usb drive in safemode on infected computer.  It appeared to have removed the malware.  Also noticed that other type of infections were found as well.  Tried to re-install MSE but it failed.  Read a post on Micrososft about Microsoft Security Client folder having corrupt info after having malware.  Renamed the folder and then was able to install MSE.  Ran a scan and found yet more malware.  At this point I think I have finally gotten rid of the malware but I do have a couple issues.  Currently the browsers will not load search engine pages like Google or Bing.  It will load a Yahoo page but cannot search.  So I thought I may have a Browser re-direct issue but it seems as though its just sitting there doing nothing.  It doesn't direct me to any website at all.  If I go directly to a website for a program or file, the download fails, it just sits there doing nothing. 
 
Need help resolving this...
 
Thanks,
 
  ~Jeffrey

A:Various malware problems - browsers and downloads fail

Hi there,my name is Marius and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully. First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding. Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one. If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem. Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me. Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts. If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed. Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean. My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.    Scan with DDSDownload DDS and save it to your desktop from here or here orhere.Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds.scr to run the tool.When done, DDS will open two (2) logsDDS.txt: save to your desktop then post its contents in your topicAttach... Read more

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The problem is clearly at the level of my home network, since it applies to every computer in the house, including two Windows XP laptops, a MacBook running OS X, a desktop dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows XP, and even my Nintendo Wii. It doesn't matter whether I connect wired or wirelessly.

Web pages load normally, though maybe slightly slower than usual. Not slow enough to be a problem.

But downloads are very erratic; usually small downloads (a few MB) can complete normally, but any larger than that, and they will complete partially, then suddenly stop downloading, going suddenly from the normal download rate (usually about 150 kbps) to a download rate of 0 kbps. A few seconds after that, they will fail completely; I suspect this just means they have timed out. There does not appear to be a fixed threshold of size between which downloads succeed and fail; nor does there appear to be a fixed point in the download at which all downloads fail. I can merely say to fairly high probability that all downloads over a few megs will suddenly fail at some point.

I tried sustained pings to various servers; they all seem to work fine, dropping at most 1 in every 100 packets. Latency appears normal.

My network is set up connecting to Comcast cable internet at 3 Mbps, through a Motorola Surfboard modem, to a Belkin wireless router (Wireless G plus MIMO model number FSD9230-4), which is then connected to each of the computers. I suspect the problem is at the router, but I have no i... Read more

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sir,
my system configs are
operating sys; win vista 64 ser pack2
browser : firefox, opera
modem : netgear wireless broadband router
I find some internet sites refuses to load even though the connection is alive and fast.Tested in win xp and the problem is not solved. I have tried to solve this problem by removing temp internet files, cookies and by flushing out dns entries but without any success. Any suggestions?
Thanking you in advance.

A:some sites fail to load

Just questions, but will the same sites open in Firefox, and are you using the 32-bit version of IE or the 64-bit version?

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sir,
my system configs are
operating sys; win vista 64 ser pack2
browser : firefox, opera
modem : netgear wireless broadband router
I find some internet sites refuses to load even though the connection is alive and fast.Tested in win xp and the problem is not solved. I have tried to solve this problem by removing temp internet files, cookies and by flushing out dns entries but without any success. Any suggestions?
Thanking you in advance.
 

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My wife, a computer tech, called me because the organization she works for suffered a simultaneous failure of some (but not all) networked computers to boot, across several different physical locations (4 different cities). They think it might have been caused by a Windows update the previous night. OS is Win 7 and XP, both affected. So far, everyone is stumped, and computers have defied everything from system repair, rebuilding BCD, etc. Reinstalling Windows on all these computers is not an attractive option! Happy to provide additional info, but not sure what is needed.

Thanks.

Phil

A:Cause for Networked Computers to Simultaneously Fail to Boot?

I would do thorough malware scans before trying to fix them. If both XP and W7 aren't booting that seems unlikely from an update. More likely the machines had some vulnerability that was exploited.

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I am having trouble opening sites on desktop. Sites often will not load without trying several times. Very trying when loading inside another program. I will have to come all the way out and reload original program. I can find no problems with connections. Help
 

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Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 27-11-2016
Ran by Jamie (administrator) on HARRISFAMILY (29-11-2016 17:47:27)
Running from C:\Users\Jamie\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Jamie (Available Profiles: Jamie)
Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1607 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Edge)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxCUIService.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\ibtsiva.exe
(Intel® Corporation) C:\Program Files\Intel\iCLS Client\HeciServer.exe
(Nuance Communications, Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Nuance\Dragon Assistant\Core\DACore.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\ClientX64\officeclicktorun.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
(Nalpeiron Ltd.) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\NLSSRV32.EXE
(Lenovo) C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\Lenovo Smart Voice\LsvUIService.exe
(Nitro PDF Software) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nitro\Pro\8.0\NitroPDFDriverService8x64.exe
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Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 27-11-2016
Ran by Jamie (administrator) on HARRISFAMILY (29-11-2016 17:47:27)
Running from C:\Users\Jamie\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Jamie (Available Profiles: Jamie)
Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1607 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Edge)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxCUIService.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\ibtsiva.exe
(Intel® Corporation) C:\Program Files\Intel\iCLS Client\HeciServer.exe
(Nuance Communications, Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Nuance\Dragon Assistant\Core\DACore.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\ClientX64\officeclicktorun.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
(Nalpeiron Ltd.) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\NLSSRV32.EXE
(Lenovo) C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\Lenovo Smart Voice\LsvUIService.exe
(Nitro PDF Software) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nitro\Pro\8.0\NitroPDFDriverService8x64.exe
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An HP z800 computer with an unused, new Windows 7 Pro.
I started off with upgrading and the upgrade kept running with no results. I then created a restore point. Then I uninstalled the few updates already on the computer except the uninstallable Update patch. I ran again the update - and it keeps running.

I then opted for the Windows 10 upgrade. The Windows 10 upgrade is running with no advance to completion.

I don't know what to do. This install is OEM - I do have a HP 3 set Windows 7 Pro restore cd's I could use however I shouldn't have to do this. It's all new and fresh the OS and the machine.

I am inclined to installing retail Windows 7 Pro - that is familiar territory.

PS I bought for the company two of the HP Z800 - the first one I updated and so forth - no hitch. Then I run into this difficulty. Let me know your thoughts if there may be a fix. At least I have the restore that can take me back to when I started this adventure.

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I have a 2010 vintage ThinkPad X200 running Win 7 64.  Togther with a large number of other users of Win 7 I started having problems with Windows Update in January and battled on using various techniques published on various Forums with some siccess.  However, since April I have not been able to get any of these tricks to work and have had no updates.  Windows Updates just keeps looking for updates forever (I have actually run for 24 hours) and many of the suggested fixes start by searching for updates on the computer and also never get anywhere. In desperation, I am just wondering if there are any problems particularly associated with the ThinkPad.  If anyone else has had a similar experience I would love to hear how they overcame  these problems.

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Using Windows Vista Home Premium

Here is the situation: (First started having problem in September)
Updates are downloaded OK
Message says Updates are successfully installed
Asked to restart now
Restart begins and "configuring updates" process begins
Goes thru 3 stages - each stage completes 100%
Then continues shutting down
Then message appears "Updates were not configured correctly. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer."
Then attempts to configure updates a second time with same failure - message appears again "Updates were not configured correctly. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer."
Finally completes the reboot but update history shows updates as "failed"

This process usually takes 30 to 40 minutes.

I am gradually getting more concerned about not being able to install updates because most of the failed updates are "important" and many deal with security. My PC seems to run OK without these updates (for the time being) but I am afraid that I will eventually run into problems without updates.

I have temporarily turned off my firewall but that did not help. I ran System Mechanic but that did not fix. I contacted Smart Computing support and they sent me here for help.
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A:updates fail

Hi there clebeau and welcome to BC try this fix, it registers your win updates :

Click start>accessories> right click CMD and run as admiistrator

To Register WUPS
Type in cmd : net stop wuauserv
Click enter

To Register WUPS.dll file
Type in cmd : regsrvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll
Click enter
Click OK on each varification

Start the automatic updates service
Type in cmd : net start wuauserv
Click enter

Remember to put spaces inbetween typing where i have !
Hope this helps let me know how you get on with it !
Good Luck !

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First off why does every newer version of Windows make it harder for the average user to use? No need to answer that since I already know.

I keep getting failed updates, sometimes shut down my comp and it waits to do updates, get home from work and it's still trying. I tried downloading the fix it tool, it does something but I never see what it does, there is no actual program but maybe there isn't one, the instructions don't say. I've tried to check for updates, it shows 9, one that is optional. I select all and click okay and then it just reverts back to the screen that says click to update Win 10, almost like I clicked cancel instead of ok. I select one and it does the same thing. Why would I want 10 when I'd rather still have XP that I never had a problem with.

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Hello please try if you can to keep this as simple as possible for me lol, right i had avast antivirus but it kept coming up red and saying updates had failed as it could not connect to the updatecentre and to check my connection??? that lost me as i was connected i have since downloaded AVG and even spyware doctor but quess what it come up, "the connection with update server failed!!" please someone tell me where the problem is ;)
thx dale.

A:All Updates Fail??

Hi Dale, welcome to TSF...

so Avast, AVG and Spyware Doctor are all unable to update and return similar error messages when you try to update them?

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My wife was given my daughter's very old Compaq R3000 laptop (Win XP Pro) about 2 years ago. All she does with it is e-mail (Outlook Express) and view Web pages from links in e-mails. It falls to me to keep the computer updated, malware free, and running.

Yesterday I did a Microsoft Update check. It found 21 updates, mostly small security updates. After downloading them, "Preparing to install. . ." appears and is immediately replaced by an error message saying "Some updates were not installed. . ." Fact is, all 21 updates failed to install. As a clue to the updates in question, the first 4 updates are KB2876217, 2893294, 2892075, and 2898715.

I have tried disabling AVG and the firewall; have done scans with Malwarebytes; have done a chkdsk /r on the HD; have re-registered Windows (using "regsvr32 wuapi.dll", etc.); tried "net stop WuAuServ", renaming /Software Distribution folder to /SDOld and restarting WuAuServ; and have run a system file check (sfc /scannow) with the original Win XP Pro CD . No problems are found and no commands allow the updates to succeed.

What's wrong?
 

A:Win XP updates fail

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About a week ago I downloaded a movie poster from a site and McAfee went nuts catching one trojan after another. When the bells stopped and things were cleaned, I was left with many adware programs automatically installed on my XP Pro SP2 system. I used Ad-Aware, MS AntiSpyware Beta, Panda, XOFTSpy, and Registry Mechanic to remove the stuff... nearly 20 of the things. It worked fine and I am back in business.

However, I can no longer acquire XP updates. The MS Windows update site downloads the file and then tells me it failed during installation without any reason given. I have reloaded XP (original disk using sfc /scannow) and then reloaded SP2 from a Microsoft CD that I have. Nothing is able to be downloaded from this update location. I can find files elsewhere on the Microsoft site and they download and install (like WINPLAYER 10).

I am running out of ideas.....I was told by a local computer talk show host to do something with WINSOCK and then LSPFIX and it would be available from this forum. I am a little confused as to exactly what my next step should be.

My Windows installer is 3.1 v2 and I have Microsoft.NET Framework version 1.1 (not SP1) installed. I have dropped the AdWatch plug in from Lavasoft AdAware but this does not fix the problem. Any ideas?

A:XP updates fail

You can try winsockfix.exe but not sure if this will help as you seem to be to have a network connection. It can be found here:
http://www.goesp.com/downloads/Softw...nsock%20fixer/

Check your system time and make sure it's current...I have had Win Updates not work due to this...

Also, you might want to post in the security section of TSF, it's possible that you still may have uglies in your system.

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