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Online computer TV boots my system

The online computer TV was working until I downloaded windows updates and rebooted the system back up. I brought media center TV up, clicked and poof! fade to black..."system recovering from error." I tried it again and same thing (5x)...advise please...

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Try a Windows system restore. Go to the start menu then to the help and support center, from there click on "restore my pc to an earlier date" windows update automatically creates backups before it installs so there shouldbe one just before your last update.

Posted on Mar 05, 2009


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Turn off your computer. Than go ahead and turn it back on while hitting the key "F8". Continue to do so until you see a screen appear with options like "Safe Mode". Use the arrow keys and press down until you have highlighted "Safe Mode with networking". Press enter and let the computer do its thing. Once down, login to the computer. If you are able to see the desktop again, go ahead and open your browser and download the following: Update the software and run a full scan. Once done, click remove and than finish. It will prompt you to reboot. Only do so if the other scan is finished Agree to the use of the scanner, let it update, and finally hit scan.
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I suggest you boot your computer into 'Safe Mode with Networking". This can be done by:
-rebooting computer or turning it on if it is currently off
-when you see the bios screen begin tapping 'F8'
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While in safe mode you should now download the free version of MalwareBytes. Install and allow it to update. Now run a full scan and have it fix any problems that it finds. Reboot your computer and hopefully everything is back to normal.

If this doesn't work you may have to back up all your personal files to another drive and restore/reinstall the operating system.

Hope this is helpful. Let me know if you have any questions or need any further help


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You probably have some virus and/or malware infections. Clean up your system:
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The ACER Aspire 5610Z is stuck, upon rebooting, on the large ACER Intel window. I push the start button for a length of time, and it won't restart. What else can I do? The problem arose upon a reboot after...

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Internet freezes, restart does not start in normal mode

These desktops came woefully short on ram,so i would upgrade if i where you.
You seem to know what you are doing,so I'll just agree with you, and say Re-install fresh.
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Using that url, you should be able to access the online update system. It all depends on what version of windows you're using.

Now, if you're running windows Vista; there have been a LOT of updates recently. Such as daily windows defender updates, security patches, and yes, quite a bit of performance patches. It could be that you're just seeing the same names on some updates.

Also, if you switch it to notify you but don't download you can manually download and install each update at a time. This could help you find a possible fix if microsoft has already fixed that problem.

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