EMERGENCY! Automatic update still running after 2 hours


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BudV

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 2500 under WinXP Home SP2.

Five updates were downloaded today, and were invoked automatically upon
shutdown. Update 1 (of 5) is still running after two hours. It
occasionally shows a little disk activity along with a little wireless
communication to the router (thence to the DSL modem?). I don't want to
force a power off, for fear of ending up with a discombobulated operating
system.

What should I do?
 
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Pegasus \(MVP\)

BudV said:
I'm using a Dell Inspiron 2500 under WinXP Home SP2.

Five updates were downloaded today, and were invoked automatically upon
shutdown. Update 1 (of 5) is still running after two hours. It
occasionally shows a little disk activity along with a little wireless
communication to the router (thence to the DSL modem?). I don't want to
force a power off, for fear of ending up with a discombobulated operating
system.

What should I do?

Since the PC is in shutdown mode, I think your only choice
is a forced reboot, regardless of the consequences. If the
machine starts normally then I would immediately use System
Restore to bring it back to just before the update.
 
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BudV

Any comment on the apparent loop in update #1?

Is the same thing going to happen when I power up (or down) tomorrow?

Can I disable update #1 (probably not a good idea if two or more of the five
updates are dependent on each other)?
 
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Antioch

It may well behave the same again - suggest you post in the
microsoft.public.windowsupdate - I do think you are alone.
Antioch
 
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Antioch

Whoops - I do NOT think you are alone


Antioch said:
It may well behave the same again - suggest you post in the
microsoft.public.windowsupdate - I do think you are alone.
Antioch
 

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