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Win 7 Updates Stuck on Downloading % For Three Days!!

Q: Win 7 Updates Stuck on Downloading % For Three Days!!

Hi Everyone....

I have been struggling thru this Win 7 update hassle on my two Dell PCs both running Win 7 , 64 bit, SP1, Windows firewall, and Avast Free. In the past, updates just took a while, but eventually, they went thru OK.

Suddenly, after this week's updates, one of my PCs got stuck at 0% downloading 5 selected updates since Tuesday. The other PC updated properly with no problem.

I have left the system on for hours on end, but it is still 0%.

Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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I posted this under networking, because I doubt that it is a hardware related problem.
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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
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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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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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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2581408

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In computer gaming, a ping, also known as a high ping or low ping, is a measurement of how fast the connection to the game server the player has. For example, a player with a low 50 ping is going to have a better game experience than a player with a high 250 ping. To help with server response times some game servers may only accept users who have a low ping.Click to expand...

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TheBladeRoden said:





So the Chaintech VNF3-250 on my secondary computer finally died after 7 or 8 years. But the other parts still work, so I'm hoping I can replace the mobo without having to replace everything attached to it.

All the places I've looked seem to have no name brands, or no name sellers, or are refurbished, or just plain out of stock forever.Click to expand...

Should be able to find them at Geeks or Ebay. You will most likely find refurbished or used ones though!
 

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A:CPU stuck on 4x multiplier

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A:How to fix a stuck pixel

Learn to ignore it, or return it if they have a "1 dead pixel" return policy. Some have a 3-5 minimum dead pixels policy before they will accept an RMA. IIR.
 

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Also im trying to download starcraft and im not getting the same 900kbs that i got on WoW,im only getting 200-300kbs.

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A:Downloading rates dropping

who is your ISP? frequently they will apply a QoS to specific ports to preserve bandwidth for other users - - -
 

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Can you get into the Windows Safe Mode, by pressing F8 repeatedly when the computer is starting up?
 

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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:E8400 clock stuck at 2GHz in CPU-Z

There is no need to turn off speedstep.
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A:Audio playback and recording crackles when everything was fine a few days ago

What motherboard do you have? Check if the default BIOS have the onboard sound enabled, and if so, disable it. (assuming you have onboard audio).

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I also see that your audio card is USB. I couldn't see if it has a power adapter on their web site. If it does not, maybe you have a problem with it getting enough power.
 

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

No yellow marks in the Device Manager ?

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A:Tiny slide switch button on the left hand side of my girls laptop is stuck?

Joe, it would help to have the model number of this Gateway T Series.
 

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A:Monitor goes black after a couple days of use

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A:Gateway laptop stuck at XP title screen

Without more information we are kind of shooting in the dark.

And I may not be the one to carry you through to solution...
(I only have limited exposure to Win7 so far.)

Based on experience with other OS...
Could be Hardware (HD most likely, though Ram is not impossible)
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We regularly have referred people to Memtest for Ram testing... not sure of use with Win7.
There may be other utils if Memtest is not compatible.

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See here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Start-your-computer-in-safe-mode

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A:HP DV5-1233SE stuck at HP logo and will not boot

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Have you talked to your ISP?
 

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I'm only a little bit computer literate. I've never really put forth any time to studying these things. I pretty much learn by troubleshooting problems as they appear. Anyway...

I was having computer issues, ran a hdd diagnostic, reallocated sector count below theshold. From what I gather that means the hdd is pretty much done for. No biggie, I'll get a new HDD. But before I pack the old one into a box, I want to write zeros through the drive. I've got everything off it I need and don't want to risk somebody else getting something off it I don't want them having.

I'm using WD's diagnostic tool and it's estimating that it will take 43 hours to do a full erase. I did a quick erase and it took less than 10 minutes. Is that normal?
 

A:Should it take 2 days to write zeros to HDD?

Take the HDD apart, that's always fun to do. When your done messing with take a hammer to the platter
 

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Thanks
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A:Stuck key?

What kind of keyboard, PS2 or USB?
 

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A:My cursor is stuck

What does he use to control the cursor, a standard or wireless mouse or a trackball?
 

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Additionally, if there is an update should I uninstall the old driver before installation or just install over the old one ?
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Thanks
 

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I tried a separate mouse in the USB key, but that didn't even appear to register.

Help?!? I'm a computer user of limited ability, and thoroughly frustrated!

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A:My mouse freezes after login (Asus x61s) and then I'm stuck

Ok, what seems to me to be the problem is the system is having an issue with recognizing USB devices. This might be a problem either with your physical USB ports, or with Windows. Your USB ports might have been damaged, or Windows is having an issue recognizing USB devices once it loads up. Windows is weird in that it loads up all the device drivers and recognizes USB stuff as it starts up and sometimes a USB device that's plugged in before it books will make it go screwy. I've had a similar issue once before.

First of all, what I'd like you to do is unplug the mouse and any other unimportant USB device you have. USB keyboard, USB mouse, USB flash drive, USB external drive....whatever. If it doesn't need to be on there, take it out.

Start up the computer. Once it loads up Windows, try plugging the keyboard and mouse back in. What should happen is Windows, having already loaded the USB drivers and such, will see you plugging in the USB devices again and it will try to detect what they are and get the necessary drivers to make them work.

After you've tried this, let me know what's happening. If it isn't fixed, then there's something even worse that's wrong with Windows or your USB ports.
 

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A:Stuck In Loop At Boot Up

Turn off automatically reboot on error in Control Panel, System, Advanced Options. You probably have a hardware driver gone wrong
 

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Not my problem, but one I have noticed many, many times lately on these pages. So many people report 'unable to boot from install CD' or DVD, despite having the boot order correct. Can some experienced repair technician throw light on what is going on - are CD/DVD devices becoming quite quickly unable to support booting?

And what may be the cause? Is there some change in recent motherboards, is XP/Vista/Win7 sending out updates which interfere with motherboard drivers? Do devices simply fail quite quicky these days? .... or what?
 

A:Do many CD/DVD drives fail to support boot these days?

No

Here's what the issues have been:

Written disc (copied) that is not being picked up by the standard laptop CD/DVD Drive (normal I find)
Faulty CD/DVD Drive, that can read in Windows, but cannot boot BootCDs (common I find)
Users not selecting either "press any key to boot from CD" or not selecting the Fn key that changes to CD boot (not exactly Bios config)
Scratched or dirty discs (and CD/DVD Drives)
Incorrect jumper setting (or cabling) on older ATA (IDE Connected) CD/DVD Drives
There may be a whole range of others (and a comprehensive list) listed on other sites of possible issues

BUT: When the computer was bought (brand new) it booted from the CD/DVD Drive (even new and old computers)
Therefore something (as above) has changed since, ie its not MS updates or firmware drivers, or anything like that. Although I agree that parts don't last as long as they did in the past, ie most 486 computers still work, ironically
 

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Hi everybody.
I have a problem. I m young in age and I was downloading porno from limewire. While I was doing that my laptop crashed. It s not that I a virus or sth cause I had problems with my computer for a long time. But my question is that if my mon, who knows about computers, finaly make it and start my pc, will she see that I had limewire downloading porno? About the pc, it says that it was not properly shut down so it makes an efford to recover and then it crashes and starts all over again. Please, please please answer cause I ll go nuts.
Thank you!
 

A:My laptop crashed while I was downloading

Hi

oh dear you are in a mess arent you.?

if your pc savvy mum gets the pc going, limewire will start only if set to start when the pc logs on to a desktop, if it doesnt you should be safe...

If it does then its time to come clean with your mum and admit to what you were doing, i dont know your mum but if you need to download porn at an early age then your mum needs to do some explaining so you dont get the wrong idea about sex...

If you happen to have the XP disk to hand you could try booting from it and choosing to do a repair, this happens when the profile is corrupted and cant load.

Good luck and stop downloading porn, you can do all that later in life, for now go outside and play hide and seek like most kids.
 

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Hi,

I can not get my Dell XPS 720 to work. When I start it up it beeps 3 then 2 times and the monitor LCD screen says Auto Detect (Digital Input) in power save mode, press any key to start, then goes blank. Neither the mouse or keyboard can get it out of power save mode. This just happened suddenly. It worked fine one day and then the next day it was in power save mode. I have spent alot of time surfing for an answer and trying to figure out how to fix it but am at a lost. Any help on this would be much appreciated!

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A:Dell XPS 720 stuck in power save mode

That beep sequence usually represents something wrong with the RAM.
Have you done any memory upgrades lately? The RAM has become loose and not seated properly?
The only thing that honestly confuses me is the power save mode.
 

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A:Computer won't turn on for days after its turned off

i have the same problem with my laptop , any help
 

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A:Nv4_disp stuck in an infinite loop

Are you running XP or Vista?

First thing I would try is uninstalling the video drivers the normal way (i.e. Add/Remove Programs) and then running Driver Sweeper, which is available for free. This handy tool will completely clean out the existing video driver files and then you can do a fresh reinstall of the drivers downloaded from www.nvidia.com once you have rebooted. Reboot again after the installation is complete and the try running a game for at least an hour.

If the blue screen or error message(s) appear again, you might want to look into updating your chipset drivers, which are for the motherboard and are usually found on the Dell site in your case. There is also the possibility that the card is overheating. 8800GTs, depending on which model, can run quite hot especially whilst gaming. If I were you, I would download RivaTuner to monitor GPU temps and adjust the card's fan speed manually. This way, you can run the fan up higher before playing games and hopefully the heat levels will be suppressed.

Worst case scenario is the card's vRAM is corrupt. This is quite rare but we've seen it before, even on replacement cards! In that case, your best bet would be to find something else or have it serviced.
 

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A:Monitor stuck on Video Mode warning

Reboot the computer and press F8 until you enter Safe Mode... Select VGA and restart
 

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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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I would also try another drive and cable... any other drive, even using the first drive, fully reformatted and reinstalled with Windows and basic software....
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:AMD processors - what would people recommend these days?

Depends on budget, AMD is marginally cheaper, and they have quite competative processors with lots of L3 cache. Budget?
 

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Bumpy, anyone can help me please? appreciate...
 

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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:Downloading pics from Kyocera KX16 to my laptop

probably drivers to see the phone.

Can you see the phone under my computer in windows?

if so, try cutting and pasting the files?
 

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A:"b" key Stuck or Virus?

while certainly there have been keypress viri it is not likely. I think you just need to replace the keyboard.

BUT before you do so, boot into safe mode command line. If the key is still repeating in DOS - it's the keyboard.
 

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Hi all..

Sometimes I got this error message when I turn on my laptop.

Error:
0210: Stuck key 39
Press <F1> to setup..

Tried googling but can't find the solution. Tried pressing F1 but didn't solve the problem.

Please help!
 

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
"Error 0210 : Stuck Key 39"​
 

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A:Stuck at 402 FSB - P5N32-E SLI

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.

What psu are you using right now?
Have you tried bumping the voltage up on the northbridge at all?
 

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If you don't understand what i mean, i can take a picture and attach it. Just ask.


Thank you
 

A:Memory card stuck in reader

Take the picture, but you might have to get some micro tools to take this out. Let me see how close you can take a micro image of what you have to work with...
 

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A:Computer is stuck in dual monitor mode and will not display my Samsung monitor

You might try reinstalling your cards video drivers
 

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Failed to find any DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapters in this system! Please make sure you have a DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics adapter and have installed the latest drivers provided by the manufacturer. The application will now terminate.

pamelag44
 

A:Downloading Sims games and others

If it worked before, it should work now. You might need to install the latest driver for your Trident graphics as the message said.
 

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A:USB device over current status detected error - I'm stuck

Howto -->Benchtest<-- your PC
 

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A:how to remove stuck pixel in lcd?

Replace the LCD. Yes, there are urban legends about "fixing" stuck pixels, but they shouldn't appear in the first place. The LCD is bad and you should replace it.
 

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When i am downloading torrent files i know it depends on how many seeders you have and whatnot but i noticed it doesn't matter if i have 1 file downloading or 10 at any given time, it adds up to roughly 50 - 60 kbps.
I even opened up limewire while also downloading the torrent file and it split it up between the 2 programs each downloading at about 25 - 30 kbps.
How do the isp come up with their figure of 1.5 mbps?
 

A:Downloading speed

well, your ISP must be using same method as Speak Easy as you say they both arrive at the same numbers?

But that measurement speed test arrives at 1.5MB is the download transfer time the calculate between you and a server physically shorter distance to you (then your other internet data requests) which is downloading a file of fixed size. So it becomes just math of size/time for your download rate.

Now, all that said, all your file transfers aren't under the same conditions as the speed test where, for one thing, you are using a server close to you. So testing with their server over short distance vs. unknown server far away doesn't account for:
- delays due to routing the data back/forth around the world
- the data server on other end (as well as communication servers in between) may not all be as fast as the one at Speak Esy for your test
- various other internet unknowns... which you can continue to investigate but for the most part are not probably due to your ISP. And your ISP can't deliver data any faster then the speed of the slowest link along the back/forth network path your data has taken.
 

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