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HP automatic updates freezes my computer. I have tried to turn it off, nothing works. I do not know enough to attempt deleting programs - would appreciate any suggestions.

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  • bill2fleetwo Mar 08, 2009

    I have already tried both of these and it continues to come back on.

  • bill2fleetwo Mar 08, 2009

    someone asked for my OS - hope this is what you need:

    HP Pavilion Intel Pentium 4 CPU

  • Kevin Hughes May 11, 2010

    What version of OS?

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- go to control panel and turn off your automatic updates
- Or you may disable the HP automatic updates at taskbar at the lower right part of the bar.
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test this steps and fix it. God bless you
1. The Mouse o There are two examples of a computer freezing up. One is when a single program on the computer is frozen, while the other is when the entire system freezes up. To determine which type of problem a computer is experiencing, attempt to move the mouse on the screen. If the mouse pointer is visible and moves, the issue is with a single program. To determine which program is frozen, bring up the Windows Task Manager. This can be done by right clicking a blank area of the taskbar and selecting "Task Manager," or by pressing the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+Alt+Delete" and selecting "Task Manager". The program or programs that are frozen will show as "Not Responding" on the Applications tab of the Task Manager. Click the frozen program and click "End Task" to close it. Visit the program's website for specific troubleshooting tips if the program continues to freeze. If the mouse pointer is stationary on the computer screen, the entire system is frozen.
Unfreezing a Frozen Computer o If the entire system freezes up, it will need to be rebooted. To do so, hold down the "Ctrl" and "Alt" keys. While holding both keys down, press the "Delete" key twice. This should shut down the system and automatically restart it. If the computer does not respond, try the keyboard shortcut once more. If it remains frozen and does not reboot, you will need to perform a hard shut down. This simply means pressing and holding down the power button until the computer completely shuts down. Once it has shut down, leave it off for a few minutes and then turn the power on once more.
Continuous Freezing o A frozen computer might be a one-time occurrence, or it could be the sign of a more serious problem. If the computer continues to freeze up, there are several items that should be checked out. The first step to take is looking at any recently installed software. Programs such as freeware or shareware often contain malware that can damage the system. Even reputable software can contain a damaged file. Uninstall recently added programs and determine if that was the cause of the computer freezing up. To uninstall a program, go to the Control Panel from the Start Menu. Select "Add/Remove Programs" in Windows XP or earlier, or "Programs and Features" in Windows Vista. In the list of installed programs, select the one to be removed and click "Uninstall." Follow any prompts and restart the computer when the process is complete. Next, update and run both the antivirus program and spyware removal program installed on the computer, or use the link provided in resources. Check the Windows website and download any updates.
System Tools Finally, you will want to check the available space on the computer's hard drive and use the built-in error checking and cleaning tools. Go to "My Computer," right click "Local Disk (C:)" and click "Properties." On the "General" tab, make sure there is sufficient free space. The "Disk Cleanup" tool will free more space by deleting unnecessary files. Click the "Disk Cleanup" button to run the tool. On the "Tools" tab there are more tools that can solve the problems causing a computer to freeze up. The Error Checking Tool finds and corrects hard disk errors and the Defragmentation tool will reorganize system files, helping the computer run better.

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<p>1. Press the "Esc" once or twice and see if the computer returns to normal. If nothing happens, press a few times. If your computer does not respond, try the next step.<br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Press "Ctrl, Alt and Delete keys simultaneously and select Start Task Manager". Select Programs "End Task" to a status of "not responding" one by one and click OK. The programs should be automatically closed. If your computer is not responding to anything, press the button until the computer turns off.<br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Wait a few minutes before the computer. If the computer is in use for a long time, let cool before again. Overheating can some hardware components do not work anymore, because too much heat.<br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Deleting files or programs you no longer use, especially if the disk is almost full. When the computer tries to find a complete unit of information, they can freeze and become unresponsive.<br /> <p><br /> <p>5. The use of anti-virus software on your computer for malware, adware and viruses. Remove the virus. You can stop computer processes and cause a computer to freeze.<br />

on Jun 21, 2011 | PC Desktops

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My computer is running slow


In order to optimize your computer performance, follow the instructions given below.
1. Delete all of the temporary files.

a. Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type temp(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required), Click Edit at the top in the menu bar, click Select All, Right Click on Mouse and hit Delete. This would delete all of the temporary files.Note:in Window Vista and Window 7, Menu bar would appear by hitting Alt key.

b. Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type %temp%(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required), Click Edit at the top in the menu bar, click Select All, Right Click on Mouse and hit Delete. This would delete all of the temporary files.

c.Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type prefetch(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner,once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required), Click Edit at the top in the menu bar, click Select All, Right Click on Mouse and hit Delete. This would delete all of the temporary files.

2.Run Disk Cleanup to free up wasted space.Click Start, click My Computer, right click C drive and click Properties. Now, click Disk Cleanup. It will delete all of the useless temporary files.If it ask to click Next, click Next.

3. Run Disk check.Disk Check program is used to check and clean any errors on your computer and keep it running smoothly.
How to run Disk Check:Click Start, click My Computer.Right-click on C drive, click Properties.Now, click the tab, Tools. In the Error-Checking section, click the Check Now. Also, check both of the check boxes: Automatically fix file system error and scan for and attemp bad recovery of bad sectors.
Now, You will see a message box that says you can schedule the disk check to start the next time you restart your computer. Click Yes. The next time you restart your computer, it will automatically run through a disk check before displaying your login screen. After the disk check finishes, Windows will automatically bring you to your login screen.Note: Check Disk can take more than an hour to check and clean errors on your computer.

4.Defragment Your ComputerTo arrange the files in a sequential manner, it is recommended to defragment the hard drive. Click Start, click My Computer, right-click Local Disk, aclick Properties.Now, the Tools tab, click Defragment Now. Now, Click first hard disk, click Defragment.Note: Disk Defragment may take long time like 30-40 minute to complete.

5.Stop Programs from running at the startup.
As soon as you restart the computer a number of programs load themselves at the startup and you will be able to see them at the bottom right-hand side corner. In order to stop some of the programs (except security software and programs which you use immediately after starting up your computer) to load itself automatically, please follow these steps.
Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type msconfig(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton once you click Start),hit Enter, (hit Continue if required)You will see System Configuration Utility. Click Startup at the top right hand side corner. Now,uncheck the items which you want to stop to load automatically.Now, click Apply and then click OK or Close. Click 'Exit without restart'Now, you have to delete the startup from registry.Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type regedit(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required),.Now, scroll up to the top and click Computer, rigth-click it and click Export and save it as file name say backup on the desktop.
In order to remove startup from the registry go the following locations:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSharedToolsMSConfigstartupfolder
Right click startupfolder and click Delete.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftShared ToolsMSConfigstartupreg
Right click startupreg and click Delete.
Restart your computer.

6.Uninstall the useless programs(like gaming softwares, unnecessary toolbars like my web search, myfreeze toolbar)Click Start, click Control Panel, Click Add or Remove programs(Programs and Features or Programs in Window Vista and Window 7),you will see a list of the programs. Click on the programs, you want to uninstall and click Remove(Uninstall in Window Vista and Window 7).

7.Scan the computer with good antimalware, antispyware, antivirus.
http://malwarebytes.org/http://superantispyware.com/

8.Update the drivers on the computer.Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type devmgmt.msc(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required).Right click the device, click Properties.Click Driver tab, and click Update Driver.Follow the on screen instructions to complete update.

9.Upgrade RAMWindows can run slow if you do not have enough RAM.Many newer operating systems and programs use more RAM when they are running.How to check RAM.Click Start, right click My Computer, click Properties. You will see the RAM mentioned her.You should have at least 1 Gb(2 GB would be even more better)RAM.

10.Update Windows
Windows XP:Click Start, click Control Panel,Click Performance and Maintenance, Click System, click Automatic Updates tabclick Turn automatic updating on and click install updates.
Windows Vista:Click Start, click Control Panel, click System and Maintenance,click Windows Update,click Turn automatic updating on and click install updates.

on Apr 06, 2010 | PC Desktops

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My hp pavilion desktop computer says monitor going to sleep when i turn it on


Sorry to say, but your computer needs a complete installation of an OS. Windows updating causes several changes to important system files and nothing should be done at the time of INSTALLING THE UPDATES.
Norton was working at that moment, as you say, and besides, it was optimizing the computer which means that both the Update and the optimization may have worked on the same system files and the files may be corrupted now.

So, you should have a installation of OS as the System Repair didn't work.


Regards, Mrityunjay.

Jun 20, 2012 | HP Pavilion Desktop with AMD Phenom X4...

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My pc hangs after every minute or sometimes even after an hour. no capictor blown problen, fans are working properly, no heating as i have left my pc with covers open, windows has been installed again, no...


You sound just like I did a week ago. I can tell from the way you worded your question, you're not new at computers. So, I'm not going to give you the 'check-the-basics' answer. I know you've done that already.

First, let me share with you a problem I had with my computer freezing and how I located and corrected the problem. It may help you.

The Problem: About every minute or two my screen would freeze. I could move my mouse but when I tried to click on any button- nothing happened. I could un-freeze my screen by starting 'Task Manager' (pressing Ctrl - Alt - Delete buttons all at the same time). My computer would work for a while -then the same problem would start all over again.

The Solution: I booted in safe mode From my past experience with 'freezes' I've discovered to first look for a program that automatically runs either, while the computer is on - or that automatically runs in the browser. And, to check all installed programs running in compatibility mode. (I have Vista Ultimate x64 and everything runs in compatibility mode.)

When I did, I found the problem. A program called Desktop Video (which allows a video to play as the desktop background - instead of having a still picture on my desktop) was in conflict with the Vista color scheme. This program had worked for weeks before with no problem. However, for some reason I've had to remove and re-install it. (along with running Vista in basic color scheme.)

Specifically, the problem was with the program being in conflict with the computer's normal video settings - because it was automatically running in compatibility mode.

Your freeze is probably caused by a program conflict or browser add-on conflict. I'd start there first and by process of elimination you'll find the answer.

Also, if you're running a 64-bit OS check to see if there's a conflict with Flash player on your 32-bit browser. That WILL cause a video conflict regardless what Adobe says. (I know).

Just be patient and use the process of elimination to solve your problem.


Feb 09, 2010 | Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 / 1.86 GHz...

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When i want to update an update that needs to be updated


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.

The HP Updates program also seems to have problems with various software/hardware firewalls, particularly when running Windows Vista, preventing it to search for and download optional driver updates for your HP computer.

HP says that hpsudelpacks.exe is a virus which affects mostly the automatic downloading of hp updates. go to their website and download the realtek audio driver manually to see if you can actually download updates to begin with. You should update any spyware or virus program if you have to and then shut down my computer and restart in safe mode. When in safe mode , run windows defender found here http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/defender/default.mspx , then run avg virus program found here http://free.avg.com/download?prd=afe , then restart your computer, click on hp update in my start button area, and you should able to download another update.

Regards..

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Will not start up normally (freezes )


shift prees then mouse buten click for startup freezes icon then uninstaLL

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