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Windows Updates Shutting Down My PC

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Dynamix, Jun 1, 2007.

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  1. Dynamix

    Dynamix Thread Starter

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    Hey,

    My Toshiba Portege laptop needs some serious updating. I finally got it on to XP SP2 an now when I attempt to make the rest of the updates (such as IE 7 etc) the computer simply shuts down during installing these updates.

    It's never really been used and has just been formatted. No virus signs whatsoever. Runs perfectly when not attempting to update.

    Anyone know what may be causing this?
     
  2. tinkthelizard

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    where did you get sp2 from? fresh install disk? or did you update from sp1?
    and if you did, did you download direct from microsoft or a third party mirror?
     
  3. Dynamix

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    I updated from SP1 using the Microsoft Windows Update facility, so everything is genuine.. Although I did marginally begin an install from a third-party site as SP2 wasn't downloading from Window Update initially.

    But as I pressed "Install" on the third-part SP2, the official Windows Update SP2 said it was ready to be installed so I quickly cancelled the third-party one and continued with the official MS one.

    I'm sure that is insignificant though...
     
  4. tinkthelizard

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    Sp2 upgrades have been known to cause problems, especially third party install, but if you downloaded directly from microsoft then this shudnt be the cause.
     
  5. Dynamix

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    Any suggestions on reolving this? Should I uninstall SP2?
     
  6. tinkthelizard

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    do be honest i can't find anything relating to the pc shuting down only when updating. Mght be an idea o uninstall sp2 for the time being and see if it helps.
    Sp2 caused me alot of problems when i first installed it had to uninstall. Eventually got XPsp2 full operating system and upgraded via the disk. Everything worked fine from then on.
    Let me know how you get on.
     
  7. Dynamix

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    Cheers, I'll have a go.

    Please, if anyone has any bright ideas, during, I'd be appreciative to hear/read them.

    Thanks tink!
     
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