Question about PC Laptops

2 Answers

My PC stopped responding at a normal speed after automatic update was installed

I received a pop to say that an automatic update would be installed in 4 minutes - there was no opt-out option, only a "remind me in 10 minutes" option, I postponed the updates 3 or 4 times, but was not at the pc when the last update popup started the process and proceeded to restart the PC. My PC has not worked properly since. I can sometimes get onto the internet will limited problems, but all normal PC programs either freeze while trying to open or provide me with an error report. Can you suggest anything to help with this rather than resetting my entire PC?

Thanks
Angie

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 15 Answers

How long ago was this update? If it was recent say less then a week then you might be able to use system restore to put your computer back to working condition. To use system restore you have to know the date that the computer was updated then restore to sometime before that date.

Here are two ways to access system restore on windows xp. You only have to do one of them.
Through Help and Support:
1.
Click Start, and then click Help and Support.
2.
Under Pick a Task, click Undo changes to your computer with System Restore.
3.
Follow the instructions on the wizard.
Through the All Programs menu:
1.
Click Start.
2.
Point to All Programs.
3.
Point to Accessories.
4.
Point to System Tools.
5.
Click System Restore.
6.
Follow the instructions on the wizard.

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 659 Answers

Just do a system restore to just before the update took place should solve the issue. if you need further assistance of how to do a system restore please state your version of windows that you are using.

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I stop clock from popping up all over the screen


I would try scanning your computer for spyware/viruses as that is odd behavior that usually does not occur during normal circumstances. I recommend free Maleware bytes and see if that helps. Otherwise uninstalling programs that recently installed without your knowledge maybe suspect. running windows updates and ensuring your computer is up to date could help.

Aug 16, 2014 | Toshiba Satellite PC Laptops

14 Answers

Computer slows down to a crawl after windows updates


after the re installation also if the computer is working slow. there could be some hardware issue.

Oct 28, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

2 Answers

My b3410 neo basic dual core always diplay that the driver has stopped responding and has recovered what this?


You Display driver is having some issue. either it may be not updated or its file are corrupted. I'll suggest you to uninstall your Display driver completely from your computer and download latest Display driver from particular website and install it. this way it'll solve your problem.

Aug 10, 2012 | Sylvania PC Laptops

2 Answers

My msi a6400 show reboot and select proper boot deviceor insert boot media


This issue appears to be pretty common with the a6400. The message you are receiving is most likely a result of Time Stamp locking the hard drive. The good news is that all of your data is still intact and your computer can easily be unlocked. Please visit the link to MSI's FAQ section for detailed instructions.

Jun 21, 2011 | PC Laptops

2 Answers

"Jumping" cursor automatic installation of unknown updates


pls be advice that if your automatic updates are running those things were normal(provided it is configured to install automatically).Allow it to finish first, its not a problem I think. You can verify the updates afterwards.
With the curcsor try it agfain after the updates were finish, or else theres a problem with the keyboard.

Jun 24, 2010 | Acer Aspire 4530-5889 Notebook PC

2 Answers

Display driver stopped responding NVLDDMKM.SYS


Hi,

The problem is not the hardware but basically a driver that is corrupt. The graphcs driver thats crashing is one for nVidia, the fix for this is an easy one.

Restart the laptop and repeatedly tap the F8 key. This should take you to an advanced boot options screen. Use the cursor key to navigate to Safe Mode and hit the enter. The computer will start up using basic display drivers so the nVidia drivers won't load and crash the machine.

When the comuter has booted right click on My Computer (XP) Computer (Vista) and select manage from the sub menu.
When the window pops up select Device Manager.
A device list will populate. When it has look down the list for Display Adapters. Click on the + icon next to Display Adapters to it expands. Right click on the display adapter2_bing.gif and select uninstall.

Restart the computer and let it boot in normal mode.
If it boots2_bing.gif in normal mode let it detect the Display and install the drivers for it.
I would be a good idea to update the display drivers via the Acer Support2_bing.gif website or perform a Microsoft update and see if there any updated drivers for the nVidia graphics.



Regards.

Feb 21, 2010 | Acer Aspire 6930-6455 Notebook PC

1 Answer

May ask...how to install the new updates windows cause every time i try to install it...it didn't install properly???


1. Stop the Automatic Updates service:

Start > Right-click on Run and select Run as Administrator > (type) services.msc > [OK]
Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Stop
(Stopping the service will take a moment)

2. Delete the contents of the Download folder:

Start > Right-click on Run and select Run as Administrator >
(type or copy/paste) %windir%\SoftwareDistribution > [OK]
Open the Download folder and delete its contents
Close the window.

3. Start >> Control Panel >> System And Maintenance (If you are using Classic View, skip this step) >> Windows Update >> Select updates to install: Right-click on Update for Windows >> Click Hide Update >> Confirm the UAC (User Account Control) prompt, if appropriate, & OK your way out.

4. Start the Automatic Updates service:

Start > Right-click on Run and select Run as Administrator > (type) services.msc > [OK]
Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Start
(Stopping the service will take a moment)

=====================================
To restore/unhide updates in Windows: Start >> Control Panel >> System And Maintenance (If you are using Classic View, skip this step) >> Windows Update >> Restore Hidden Updates | >>Find and select the update you wish to install >> click on Restore. You can now reselect it and install through the normal process.

Jan 31, 2010 | PC Laptops

2 Answers

Have presario 6000. Would not boot but received message that new keyboard needed. Purchased "universal" aftermarket keyboard. New message "Hard drive failure imminent" and still would not boot to allow...


Hi,
Prepare to Diagnose the Computer
Perform the following actions to prepare the computer for troubleshooting a startup problem.

1. Remove the battery and AC adapter from the notebook.
2.Remove any optical disks (CD or DVD), and disconnect any external devices or peripherals such as USB devices, printers, docking stations etc.
3.Plug the AC adapter directly into a functioning wall socket.
4.Press the Power button to turn on the computer.

NOTE:After the battery, optical media and peripherals are removed, the Notebook PC may startup normally. If this occurs see Windows starts after the battery, optical media and peripherals are removed .

Symptoms and Resolutions
When the notebook stops responding or displays an error message, let me know what symptom that most closely resembles what is seen on the Notebook PC screen.

* Screen is blank with no cursor or text
*An error message is displayed on a black background
*An error message is displayed on a blue background
*PC stops responding on a red Compaq or blue HP logo screen
*PC Stops responding on the Windows logo screen
* The Microsoft Windows 'Advanced Options Menu' is displayed
* PC stops responding with a blinking cursor is displayed in the upper left corner of a black screen.
*Password is requested but password is forgotten or lost.
*Microsoft Windows starts, but a 'serious error' message is displayed that prompts you to send an error report to Microsoft for evaluation.
* Microsoft Windows starts , but the PC stops responding or restarts automatically
*Display is very dim during and after startup
*Microsoft Windows starts, but runs abnormally slow

Jan 28, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook

2 Answers

What is an ArcCon ac application error0xc00000006?


What you describe falls under the general category of svchost.exe issues. Svchost.exe is used by your computer to access the registry and check the services to load during system startup.

arccon.ac is an ArcSoft Connect Notifier. There are two possibilities why its happening:
  1. Microsoft releases regular security updates that are installed automatically on your computer by the Automatic Updates feature, which is enabled by default on your computer. The Svchost.exe Application error usually appears due to a problem with a recent update.
Closing the error message might freeze your computer. To fix this error, perform the following tasks.
  1. Open Control Panel, select Performance and Maintenance, and then select Services.
  2. In the System Properties dialog box, open the Automatic Updates tab.
  3. Next, select the Turn Off Automatic Updates option.
  4. Select Apply and then OK to accept your changes and exit the System Properties dialog box.
  5. Restart your PC.
  6. Ensure that you are connected to the Internet and then select the Windows Update command from Start > All Programs to manually update Windows.
  7. After the update is complete, enable the automatic updates again from System Properties > Automatic Updates.
This should rectify your application error. However, if the error keeps reappearing, then you might turn off automatic updates permanently and manually perform Windows updates at regular intervals.

Errors Caused By Virus Infection
Let's hope that this isn't the case. Lengthy procedure but if you are still having trouble, we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

Dec 09, 2009 | PC Laptops

2 Answers

Thinkpad T61 went dark abruptly after startup


Make system restore, or better reinstal vista from IBM image file, dont install any updates, go get windows 7 , and get rid out of vista.

Oct 31, 2009 | Lenovo ThinkPad T61 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Laptops Logo

Related Topics:

52 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top PC Laptops Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18297 Answers

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a PC Laptop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...