windows updating

  Eddie 2425 20:57 14 Jun 2011
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friends laptop on start up it loads saying found 3 updates installing 3 updates when its finished it restarts and does the same again and again. any ideas please. he is running win xp Eddie

  birdface 22:35 14 Jun 2011

Try starting in safe mode and see if it works on there.

Just keep tapping F8 or F5 at start up to get into safe mode.

If you try System restore in safe mode to a time before he started downloading the updates.probably safe mode without networking would be best.

  birdface 22:38 14 Jun 2011

Should have added if that works he will need to turn off automatic updates or he will get the same problem again.

He can then download the updates manually 1 at a time till he finds the one that is giving the problem then stop it from downloading again.

  Eddie 2425 05:46 15 Jun 2011

hi thanks buteman, yes can get into safe mode, but wont let it restore but i will try your idea on turning off windows updates cheers Eddie

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