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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 errors............so 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 Nov 05, 2008

    Backup your data and do a factory recovery

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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.
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Hope that you are wellJ
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If I can be of further assistance, please let me know.

And, remember, always include the type of Operating System and the type of computer you own, when you submit your questions. It simply makes for much faster solutions.

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