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#1 boatdriver

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 06:56 AM

Hello...last week my computer auto updated the windows updates and prior to I was having no issues at startup. Now it grinds and grinds for about 8 minutes and finally settles down and operates just fine. Previously, the startup was rather quick. Let me know if someone can help determine the startup issue. Also, I noticed since then I'm having a few issues with my wireless auto switching to another wireless network and I have to reconfigure and reset and then I'm fine until it happens again..

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 08:19 AM

Try uninstalling the Windows Updates and see if this fixes the problem. Then, to troubleshoot it, update them one at a time to see which causes the problem. There may be a specific workaround listed in the Microsoft KB for your situation.
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Posted 18 December 2006 - 05:51 PM

Hello...last week my computer auto updated the windows updates and prior to I was having no issues at startup. Now it grinds and grinds for about 8 minutes and finally settles down and operates just fine. Previously, the startup was rather quick.

Same thing here. My computer did not auto-update, it auto-downloaded. Since then, 5-7minutes at 57-99% utilization, all due to wuauclt.exe. Me thinks Bill Gates redesigned his update mechanism.

Thinking it might be due to not installing, I installed the updates few days later. No improvement. So, already during the download, they changed something.
Why do I blame the update? after logging in, the first thing I clicked was Task Manager and when it came in, I watched it. Things were quiet for few seconds, icons were appearing in the system tray, ZA client icon came in and one second later wuauclt came in, and booooom into the busy work.

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 07:12 PM

Im new so dont scream at me if im not suposed to respond.
Start > Run > msconfig > startup tab > uncheck extra stuff (ex. America Online, Games, Messengers etc.) see if that helps.

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 09:40 PM

Hi, NOBODY here will yell at you, because this is THE FRIENDLY FORUM :thumbsup:

Yes, you're correct that cleaning up trash is the way to go. Unfortunately, both boatdriver and I were OK before the last batch of patches came in. Speaking for myself, I think I cannot remove anything else without major damage, it's bare bones at this point :flowers:

And as I described in my post, I actually watched the Microsoft thing kick in and then the mess began.

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 10:57 PM

What about a system restore (while disconnected from teh internet) Restore back then disable automatic downloads/updates?




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