Help - Windows XP Update stalled

  wee eddie 11:03 13 Oct 2004

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For over 12 hours now.

What should I do?

  Spark6 11:18 13 Oct 2004

Reset and check with Belarc if updates have been installed.

If not, you will be notified again.

Good luck

  wee eddie 11:45 13 Oct 2004

You may have noticed that it says:

"Do not turn off or unplug"

I have never found the Reset Button on my Laptop, but should I turn it off?

  Spark6 11:53 13 Oct 2004

The alternative to resetting or switching off is ctrl, alt del!

If this doesn't work for you then simply switch off, wait a few minutes and then reboot. It's no worse than a power failure.

  woodt 11:55 13 Oct 2004

If it hasn't finished in 12 hours it isnt ever going to. Turn it off. Hold the power button down till it dies then reboot.

  wee eddie 14:26 13 Oct 2004

Luckily I have a System Restoration point a couple of days back.

  VoG II 17:16 13 Oct 2004
  wee eddie 17:28 13 Oct 2004

Thank you VoG™. What a star.

Maybe this thread will help others as well.

  Spark6 20:55 13 Oct 2004

You're certainly not a freak but you sure are one hell of a patient individual.


Were you notified of this update? It was issued only five days ago.

  VoG II 20:56 13 Oct 2004

I was notified by Powerless on this forum.

  wee eddie 22:44 13 Oct 2004

I tend to install updates, last thing before I go to bed then if I rise at any time during the night I can reboot or turn the "automatically rebooted" PC off.

It must have finished doing it's thing sometime during the afternoon. All was well when I returned at 6pm.

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