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Windows Update will not Restart

Tia

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I think this is the correct place to put this problem, even though I don't know the exact cause I have a pretty good guess. I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit and this problem has happened before where I install a Windows Update and when it restarts it causes a bunch of internal little problems.

It's like when a car battery dies and it shows all the little icons light up that need to be fixed when it's really just time for a new battery? Windows Update does this with internet connectablity, being able to open certain files, but the most important one is that it somehow stops itself from being able to restart/reboot at ALL.

It's been 10 days since I have 'successfully' installed a windows update and I can't tell you how many times I've had to manually reboot my system because it just freezes before restart.

How I fixed this the last time it happened was once my new updates were installed I was fine. This time, I left my computer on all night, and thankfully they downloaded, but when I went to click the "shuts down computer and installs updates" tab, it send me to the "Logging off" screen and froze. So then I tried logging off and installing the updates through there. All I get is a windows screen with no text. And just incase it was running, I left it on for 9 hours plus in hopes it would install updates and restart.

If anyone has any information about this... please help me, I'm on the edge of my mind with this operating system.

Oh and task manager does not work, it will load, but never appear, hidden somewhere I can't access it. And I have tried to run Windows Defender but it never scans. I've run avast! boot-time scans and regular scans and usually avast! catches whatever virus I have, so I don't think it's any kind of malware/trojan/spyware in my computer.

Thanks in advance...
 

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pooch

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#2
I think this is the correct place to put this problem, even though I don't know the exact cause I have a pretty good guess. I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit and this problem has happened before where I install a Windows Update and when it restarts it causes a bunch of internal little problems.

It's like when a car battery dies and it shows all the little icons light up that need to be fixed when it's really just time for a new battery? Windows Update does this with internet connectablity, being able to open certain files, but the most important one is that it somehow stops itself from being able to restart/reboot at ALL.

It's been 10 days since I have 'successfully' installed a windows update and I can't tell you how many times I've had to manually reboot my system because it just freezes before restart.

How I fixed this the last time it happened was once my new updates were installed I was fine. This time, I left my computer on all night, and thankfully they downloaded, but when I went to click the "shuts down computer and installs updates" tab, it send me to the "Logging off" screen and froze. So then I tried logging off and installing the updates through there. All I get is a windows screen with no text. And just incase it was running, I left it on for 9 hours plus in hopes it would install updates and restart.

If anyone has any information about this... please help me, I'm on the edge of my mind with this operating system.

Oh and task manager does not work, it will load, but never appear, hidden somewhere I can't access it. And I have tried to run Windows Defender but it never scans. I've run avast! boot-time scans and regular scans and usually avast! catches whatever virus I have, so I don't think it's any kind of malware/trojan/spyware in my computer.

Thanks in advance...
Hello Tia, Welcome to the Forum.

Try doing a system restore to a date before these problems started;
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/194765-system-recovery-options.html?ltr=S

If this doesnt help then have a look here as well;
http://www.vistax64.com/software-tools/183498-windows-update-reset-repair-tools.html

I hope that this is helpfull

Pooch
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self build
    CPU
    Phenom II x4 Black Edition 940-Arctic-Cooling Freezer Xtreme
    Motherboard
    Asus M3A32-MVP Deluxe
    Memory
    8 gig Samsung PC800 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia 9600gt
    Sound Card
    AD1988b
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" TFT-MONITOR WIDESCREEN mit VGA/DVI 17" Video7 TFT
    Screen Resolution
    1680 : 1050 1280 : 1024
    Hard Drives
    Drive #1 - SAMSUNG HD252HJ (250 GB)
    Drive #2 - Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 (1000 GB)
    Drive #3 - SAMSUNG HD250HJ (250 GB)
    Drive #4 - SAMSUNG HD103UJ (1000 GB) External eSATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake Toughpower Cable Management 750W
    Case
    Enermax Chakra
    Cooling
    2x 120mm Front and Back 1x 250mm Side
    Mouse
    Easy Line Laser Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard
    Internet Speed
    16000
    Other Info
    I have also used Fedora, Suse, Ubuntu Linux
    And all other Windows from 95 to date except ME

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