I've found that I'm still having problems at the moment and I think I've isolated what could be the problem. I don't believe the last Window's Security updates were properly installed on my computer. The yellow shield will randomly appear some hours after I've been using my computer and I'll choose to allow them to install... however, during the install my computer slows to a crawl and I'm unable to open any programs including the task manager. I get an error saying that the computer does not have sufficient resources.
I'm not entirely sure that this is the problem... as I've been experiencing other symptoms outside of when the updates are trying to install, like relatively laggy YouTube videos.
Any insight or help as to how I can fix this would be greatly appreciate. I'm running Windows XP as my OS.
Edit 1: Here's more info. I just restarted my computer and the yellow update icon came up immediately. The install was able to go through entirely this time. However, one of the updates was apparently not installed. I got this error message:
"Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2656369) was unable to install"
Moments after the update finished, the yellow update icon showed up again. Also, when I run the update, it takes up most of my computer's memory.
Edit 2: Okay... so I tried to install the updates again, and this time all 3 were unable to install. I tried to screenshot the error messages but apparently there wasn't enough memory available to run any image editing program after that. However, I had my task manager open and it said that CPU Usage was under 10%... yet I still couldn't run anymore programs.
Another thing to note was when I went to shut down my computer (my only option at this point), the menu looked different. Instead of three buttons cascaded horizontally, "Stand By", "Turn Off" and "Restart", I was presented with a drag down menu.
Here are pictures of what it looked like:
What I saw:
Finally... the Windows Update Icon is still there, but now it says there's 4 updates instead of 3... I'm so lost! Really need help here!
Edited by AugustAPC, 01 July 2012 - 12:04 PM.