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Win10 Updates stuck downloading

Q: Win10 Updates stuck downloading

My Windows 10 version 1511 is set to download and install updates automatically but this morning, the updates download got stuck at 0% for a long time. Even after a reboot, it would not budge.
Do you guys have the same problem here?

Maybe during the downloading of the updates, I had turned off my notebook, so would that have a negative effect on the way the updates are downloaded or in process of downloading?
So for example, next time if there is a Windows Update and the downloads are in progress, is it OK to turn off my machine while Windows 10 is downloading the patches or security updates?

The only way I could recover from this mess, is that I read these steps from the below link.
?www.thewindowsclub.com/w ??? -updates

But overall in general, the way Win10 handles these updates is a PURE MESS, and I hope in Redstone, this will be fixed.
I never had these issues in Win7...

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A: Win10 Updates stuck downloading

I had a hard time updating my 10586 (1511) Version so I let it update and download over night. DON'T !! it also downloaded the "Feature update", meaning the anniversary update and tried to install that. I interrupted the update so Windows will be forced to go back to the 1511 Version.
Whenever a new cumulative update is available, I made it a habit to download it from the catalog:
Microsoft Update Catalog

that way I do not rely on the Windows update and can do that even disconnected from the web.. Has always worked for me...

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odd thing has happened to my friend, whos pc I have handbuilt. Every time he starts downloading lets say 1gb or bigger file his RAM starts to fill up. No processes are visible to be the cause. Cpu usage stays on normal level, but the ram just keeps on filling. Until it is throttled by capping on 8gb and he is forced to pause the download and reboot the machine, and the RAM is cleaned.

I posted this under networking, because I doubt that it is a hardware related problem.
The numbers go some like this. 8gb of RAM = 20gb of download -> cap -> restart -> ram clear -> restore download. And the RAM gets used oddly like its ment to behave like this. Does it store something on the way?

It isnt actually a problem, my friend can cope with it. But I as a builder of the PC would really like to solve this. I have never encountered such memory behavior with downloads before.

Screencaps of the situation available when I get home from work.

cheers
m
 

A:RAM capping while downloading large files

Does the machine have an anti-virus installed? And if so, does memory usage have the same effect with or without active scanning?

When monitoring Task Manager, which process is using the memory allotment that appears to be accumulating? Killing the process should clear memory usage by that process.

Forgive me as I beat around the bush, not really knowing what to say.
 

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A:Copying to/from flash drives stuck on "5 seconds remaining" for 30 sec before finishing

Marty9231 said:





Hello!

It may seem like a simple problem, but I know nothing of the subject and I've had the problem for ages.

Whenever I copy large files (Movie size, think 700MB+), the copy progresses very fast (~100MB/s) until it reaches about 99% where it gets stuck for about 30 seconds to a minute, and it says "Time remaining: 5 seconds" during all that time.

I have this problem with any flash drive, in any USB port (2 & 3). It also happens when copying to network drives and external harddrives, which leads me to think it's a software/windows issue.

Some vital information:

The flash drive I mainly use is USB 3.0, quite new and easily capable of ~150MB/s writing speeds. It reaches about 120-130 MB/s during the copy until the final point where it still says 130 MB/s but does nothing for 30 seconds.

USB port is also 3.0, and I've also tried every single other port in my computer. None are broken, and none ever show any signs of being slow.

The flash drive is NTFS formatted, but it used to be FAT32. I ran checkdisk to see if there was anything wrong, but there wasn't. It's NTFS since I occasionally need files >4GB.

I tried using TeraCopy to bypass the issue, but this way doesn't reach speeds of over 20MB/s which takes even longer in the end. It does fix the 'hanging at 99% issue'.

I tried converting the drive back to FAT32, which removes the issue of it hanging at 99%, but again the speed doesn't go above 20MB/s which means it takes longer in the end, making it not worth it.

What bothers me is that the files transfer at the maximum speed right until the very end, where it just magically gets stuck for 30 seconds or more, before finishing like nothing happened.

Please advise!!

P.S.: I shamefully have to admit I never safely remove my hardware. Click to expand...

Although I've had the same happen on my downloads, this "P.S.: I shamefully have to admit I never safely remove my hardware." could be part of the problem, good luck.
 

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A:Windows 7 Ultimate updates and SSD question

Somehow I think you have more installed than Windows and updates. Internet Explorer, Bing Bar, and Bing Desktop are the only updates I have hidden. All other Windows Updates have been installed. I wouldn't put all the blame on WIndows, if you have an install using 60GB.



​Anyone with more than 8GB memory and still has Pagefile and Hibernation, by default has more than 16GB used by these two files alone. I recommend using them only if needed. I personally don't need them and have removed them both.

Check and see if you have a Hibernation file. If you don't use hibernation features, the file can be removed.




Windows 7 ? Delete Hibernation File (hiberfil.sys)
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A:Problem when downloading Minitool partition wizard

Try to download it again from official website directly via: http://www.partitionwizard.com/products.html
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2581408

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A:Stuck "x" key

a HAMMER ? :sigh: Sorry for the cheap joke at your expense, but this happens all the time with laptops.
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Windows 7 (64 bit)

the issue is the box stops at a black screen with a blinking cursor (linux) or the windows 7 loading screen depending on OS.

my parts are as follows:
MSI 890GXM-G65 AM3
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX
ASUS GeForce GTX 460


The memory passes memtest86+ after 4 hours

I cant seem to isolate the problem down to one part
any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated
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Do you have the OS disc?
 

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Can this be the cause of my problem?Click to expand...

Yup. Start a new thread in the Malware forum on this site and the experts will help you to clean it.
 

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A:No sound after trying many fixes inc. driver updates

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A:Gateway laptop stuck at XP title screen

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A:New HDD/XP gets stuck booting, lots of event viewer errors

It appears that you have a nice system, if you can get it back to normal.
We have to suspect other hardware, since two hard drives have similar symptoms... but you may have copied evil stuff from the one drive to the other. How did you transfer files? Or an infestation.
What did you use to scan your system for virus and spyware infestations?
Have you carefully checked your cables... or even tried replacing them temporarily?
Examine all sockets for dirt and debris, and clean your system thoroughly but carefully.
You may need to rule out some things that do not seem part of the problem... as it may be a long and slow process to figger out where the problem is... I would start, if the drive will work well enough, by running MemTest86 for four hours or seven passes, which ever is longer... or removing half the memory to test the other half, then switching.
We always suspect the cables first. They can fail and look good.
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Windows will not normally cause these of problem, but if you have scratches or smudges that would make it difficult to read, then you could theoretically introduce errors... unlikely though that is.
You could have an optical drive error that is not seeing the software properly.
But it is also possible that your Asus board, good as it is, has a defect.
 

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A:Stuck in power save

Try a hard power down. Press and hold the button on the front panel. Or unplug and replug.
And welcome to TechSpot.
 

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A:"b" key Stuck or Virus?

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A:Stuck key 39

When surfing for a solution to a problem like yours, you'll get much better results by enclosing the error message in quotes (" "). This will return matches on the exact text within the quotes (vs. returning matches individual words)

So try again, and this time enter the text below (including the quotes) . You'll find many search results
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I remember you telling me that you had to keep increasing your voltages in bios to keep your oc stable on your old cpu, I mentioned it was a psu issue, which you didnt think of at that time. What kind of heatsink are you using.

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pamelag44
 

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Howto -->Benchtest<-- your PC
 

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"Any way to fix this?"...

Yes stotbug,
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A:HP Laptop wont do anything, stuck on HP logo

and what is the model of laptop?
 

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IF a major component of your old comp is dead, then call MS$ and explain and use your install disk to re-install XP again.

If you don't have a disk, then buy one.


Somewhere here I am missing WHY you moved the drive.


Ya know?



 

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A:Problem with gfx card - fake stuck pixels

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Speakers plugged into power outlet and on
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its stuck near the tail end, i dont want to break anything and the thing is so large, i cant see underneath it to see whats holding it up.

any solutions?
 

A:8800gts stuck in the pci-e slot?

Like I said in the other thread there should be a clip on the back end of the slot that holds the video card in so it doesnt get loose.

If its there pull it back or pull the tab to one side and try again.

Be sure the card isnt getting stuck on anything nearby as well.
 

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Here is my case, power supply, and mobo.
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The dial to control the fan speed was working for the first week or so then all of a sudden one day, it just stopped. I can turn it either way max or minimum and it just stays at a medium speed. Im sure this is no critical problem but i would like to be able to control the speed just in case. Anyone know of a solution?
 

A:Power Supply stuck at one cooling speed.

return the psu or RMA it. This is not a good sign.
 

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yeah another guy stuck in the AGP days, anyways, I just bought a custom comp for 269 bucks off ebay with OS and all that included, primarily why I bought it. I'm going to wait a good year before I upgrade from AGP and I'm wondering if the GeCube's ATI Radeon X1950XT would be the best solution(first question) besides the X3750s or whatever the newest crazy AGP PCIe convert is.

I have a Intel Pentium 4 2.66ghz that so far I've only clocked 10% and it runs great, no problems and 1 gig of ram, and a 450 watt power supply.

is that enough specs to meet the requirements of the X1950? will I need more ram? I'm pretty sure from my research that my Pentium with maybe 20% oc giving me 3.00ghz+ would support it no problem. ya?
 

A:Stuck in the stone age, and I need to stick it out a little longer

anyone have a reccomendation?
 

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I can see the bad pixel on a white, green, and yellow. Looks fine on a black, blue and red background. (using DPT.exe pixel tester)
 

A:How do I know if a pixel is dead or stuck?

It's a "stuck" pixel - the green is not working.
 

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I didn t know whether to put this here or in the gaming section because second rate per Stuck frame it deals with a game but anyways I play counter-strike and i have the FPS Frames per second counter enabled and it constantly says i have right around FPS I never changes more than FPS to each side I have a Max FPS rate on Counter-Strike set to FPS I run an EVGA GT on an LG Flat Panel Moniter with refresh rate at x I know Counter-Strike can run at a much higher FPS because I have seen it myself on Stuck frame per second rate other computers I have all updated drivers including Direct X My video card can t support Direct X I am pretty sure that this video card has the ability to go beyond FPS because my last video card the GT had the same problem as well as other worse problems that are behind me I don t really know whats going on does anyone else have any ideas nbsp

A:Stuck frame per second rate

You have enabled vsync in your video settings? (Windows or in-game)

Also, 60 FPS is just fine and there is absolutely no point in trying to get more - your monitor would be unable to display those frames and you aren't able to see them. You would only stress your CPU and GPU, wasting power and generating heat.
 

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Whats happening is that, say, i want to download, usually torrents, but i usually like to leave a few queued torrents on overnight, whenever i wake up in the morning to check if my downloads have finished, i would find my downloads didnt get far at all, and the connection says limited connectivity... and when i look at my router/modem (netcomm NB5 +4) the PPP led light is off...

Its getting really frustrating, any help would be great, thanks!!
 

A:Overnight downloading

Sleepy Time........

Is Standby enabled on your computer? Are you using your default browser?
I run into the partial download problem when I try to use Firefox, which is not my default browser. When I use my default browser, (which is a heavily "Verizon-ized" version of IE6 (with TABBED browsing)), the downloads proceed just dandy.

As a disclaimer let me add that most of my prolonged downloading is confined to the occasional Linux distro.
 

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A:Lexmark 8350 Scan Lamp Stuck

Hey Syocrat I don't know the answer to your problem, But I'd remove your name and email address from your post, post haste! You a lawyer? I've taken a few printers apart and returned them to service after cleaning clogged gears of paper or such. It sounds like to me that you either forgot to lock the printer before the move and it's possibly broken or you forgot to unlock the printer after the move and it may need to just be unlocked.
 

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hello,
please answer my each questions below. thanks in advance.
my sys config pentium D @2.8, 512 ddr2 ram, agp 128mb 5200fx.
1. my case's side panels donot have small holes to help airflow. i have two case fans at the backside one for intake and other for outake.while running my anti-virus scan(i.e. at about 30% average cpu usage) my temps become cpu-53-54, hdd-46-48. so do i need to change the side panels or make small holes in them???
2. what is the safe temp limits for CPU and HDD under stress like anti-virus scan or playing games? i mean the temp above which i must be careful for my case airflow/system cooling.
 

A:Case airflow... got stuck

1. Side vents always help, more airflow the better if you're using air cooling. However, having an intake and out fan right next to each other seems inefficient to me. I've never tried it because it doesn't make sense to me, so I could be wrong, but it just seems to me that having intake in the front and out in the back always made sense for me.
2. Under full load, a CPU should be at around ~70C, at most. If it's reading 55C under 30% load, then there could be a problem, but I would get a program like TAP and run a full load test. If after about 20mins of that it never goes over 70C, you're relatively okay, but 70C is still kind of high. I would suggest an intake in the front and out fans in the back. Also, if your CPU still has high temps you may want to try one of a few things:
-Open up the case and make sure the fan is clean. Dust is a huge problem for cooling.
-Take the heatsink off, clean it and re-apply thermal compound
-Get a new CPU fan that is a little more powerful.
 

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