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Optional updates i downloaded optional updates now my computer shuts down every few seconds i have windows vista hp a1700n computer

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  • thumbtac03 Nov 05, 2008

    i have done that already has not change it...........ran my virus protection.........ran the system mechanic and found no other than factory restore what could be next.............



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Restore your computer to the time it worked fine with system restore. To run system restore, click start and begin to type "restore" (without quotes) in the search box. system restore should come up in the search results.Click on the link to run restore.

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  • Sam Hagin
    Sam Hagin Nov 05, 2008

    Backup your data and do a factory recovery



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My hp laptop dosn't move in configuring 3 of 3 - 0%complete,and then it just switch of and on,and comes back to configuring 3 of 3 k 0% complete

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You see Installing Updates Stage 3 of 3... 0% in Vista after you start or restart your computer and it never goes past 0%. Rebooting the computer doesn't change it. It still boots to Installing Windows updates 3 of 3 and never goes past that 0% mark. Sometimes Windows will even reboot in some cases. I have found that this often happens after Windows updates. I have no idea why, but this seems to be a fairly common occurrence. The last one I repaired was caused by a Service pack 1 installation.

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Since the computer your working on is probably stuck on this screen the first step will be a hard shut down.

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The Windows Defender Application is the Antivirus Software which will be pre-installed with the Windows Operating System(Windows Vista, Windows 7).
The Computer will always Shut down after any Windows Updates or any Operating System Updates are downloaded and installed.
If you are connected to the Internet and running Windows Defender, the Computer will automatically download the Updates for the Windows Defender Application.
Once the Updates are downloaded and installed, the Computer will prompt for a shut down.
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After 10 seconds, the Computer will install the downloaded Updates and shut down.
This might be the reason for the Computer to shut down while using the Windows Defender.

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1. You can prevent the computer from restarting by turning off the Automatically Restart option:
2. Click Start .
3. Right-click Computer , and click Properties
4. Click Advanced system settings .
5. Click the Advanced tab and select Settings in the Startup and Recovery section.
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Do you know what the update is that fails? I guess the easiest way to see it is instead of using auto update, use Custom Update and see what needs to be installed.

I have also seen were some people have suggested this is caused by spy-ware on your system. Perhaps a in-depth scan would eliminate that possibility.
Personally I would not worry much about HP updates. The only time I would think of doing such updates is if I were having a problem with my system and an update directly addressed the issue. In fact I would go as far as to remove the HP updater.

Now Windows Updates are a different matter and should be done as they often cover security issues.

The HP Update program (bloatware, in my opinion) doesn't work with Vista very well, even though the system would have been bought with Vista pre-installed.Vista.

If you want to get rid of the HP Updates program, go to the Start menu and into the 'Control Panel'. Select "Programs & Features". The program is called 'HP Update'. You can Uninstall that program there if you like. You can manually check for updated hardware drivers by going to the HP site's Drivers and Downloads area, and entering your Desktop Model Number.

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