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Oh boy shoot me already,

I came home today from work, went into the computer room and pushed the power button on my computer. Windows XP SP3 loaded up as fast as usual, it quickly loaded to desktop and then was just unresponsive for 60-90 seconds as if stuck in limbo. The only function that worked was Task Manager which showed 2-4% CPU usage and Page File was at 240MB with 33 Processes.

I was then notified that there were three High Priority Updates (listed below), I have Automatic Updates set to "Download updates for me", but let me choose when to install them". So I installed them, and restarted computer for updates to take effect. It loaded to desktop as quickly as the first time except that same 60-90 seconds of limbo was back, a few minutes later I was notified of three high priority updates (sound familiar), so I went directly to the Windows update websight and installed them manually.

No change, Windows still indicated I needed the same three high priority updates as before. I don't know how many times one can update his or her computer before one goes crazy, this Windows Update loop is quite frankly driving me nuts! I will also note that my computer has been operating perfectly fine all of today since the first power on, it's when I power on or off the computer is when things get complicated and Windows goes into limbo. Also note that all of today Windows is indicating "Updates are ready for your computer".

Below are a list of everything I have done to try and fix this issue to no avail, also High-priority updates listed below.

1. System Restore fails or incomplete.

2. Chkdsk checks out 0 errors, 0 bad sectors.

3. Sfc /Scannow performed.

4. Reset Windows Update components, Method 1 fails, Method 2 fails and all methods fail.

Microsoft Windows XP

1. Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86
(KB2633880)

2. Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86
(KB2572073)

3. Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86
x86 (KB2518864)
 

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Originally Posted by noodles2012 View Post

Hi Systemlord,
I face the same problem on my Win XP system.
Found two links which helped me a lot.
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Windows-XP-in-update-loop-1582649.html
And in German
http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Update-Schleife-unter-Windows-XP-1582443.html
(May Google Translate might help you)
Peter
I meant to update my thread by saying that after two days the problem worked itself out, I believe changing windows to update to, "download updates but let me choose when to install them" helped things out. When windows update told me of the updates I ran that "fix it" program while the updates were waiting, that seemed to fix things.
 

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