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windows update not working properly.Sometimes is restarts and blue scree came




Operating system:Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit) Service Pack 3

System root: C:\WINDOWS

Available physical memory: 1014 MB

CPU: Intel® Core2 Duo CPU T5670 @ 1.80GHz

Drive Info:

C: 48.83 GB

D: 100.21 GB

Internet Explorer: 8.0

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Hi,Please give this a try.

Go into Control Panel >> click on Windows Update item

Click on Change settings (at top left)

under Important updates, click on the down-arrow pull-down

Click on Never check for updates

press OK

Close the Control Panel window


Then Logoff and restart Windows fresh.

When ready, go back into Control Panel >> click on Windows Update item

Click on Change settings (at top left)

under Important updates, click on the down-arrow pull-down

Now make the selection that you need for automatic updates

press OK when done

Close the Control Panel window


Thank you.

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  • 2 months later...

Well, I believe your problem is kinda related with corrupt OS files, incorrect system settings and so on. What you have to do is simply check system files for corruption, restore your machine to an earlier date. Use a hotfix available and if doesn't work go with the other options. Follow the steps given below until your problem is completely resolved. The steps given below can be used for System File Checker and System Restore.


Use System File Checker:


1. Insert Windows installation disc.

2. Click the Start button.

3. Point to All Programs | Accessories.

3. Select Run.

4. Type the following:


5. Press ENTER.

6. In the Command Prompt dialog type following command:


7. After the process is successfully performed, type EXIT and press ENTER. Reboot your machine for the changes to take effects.



Use System Restore:


1. Click Start, point to All Programs | Accessories | System Tools.

2. Select System Restore.

3. A wizard opens.

4. Click Next.

5. Select a previous restore point.

6. Confirm the action and follow the on-screen instructions.


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