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Windows Update keeps freezing and so does pc (sort of)

Discussion in 'Software' started by CrapBag, 23 Feb 2018.

  1. CrapBag

    CrapBag Well-Known Member

    17 Jul 2008
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    My daughter uses my mini itx pc when she comes home from Uni but just recently it will partially lock up after about 10 minutes.

    The PC is still running, you can move the mouse and click on the start button but not actually click on the any icons or shut it down normally.

    I have checked windows updates and it seems to freeze 70%ish into doing the windows 10 fall creator update.

    I have tried manually installing the meltdown/spectre updates as well but it says they are suitable for that pc.

    Its been 3 weeks now and I'm no nearer getting it up and running properly.
  2. spolsh

    spolsh Active Member

    4 Feb 2012
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    I recently had something similar, everything looks like it should work, and two or three right clicks on the start button would open the options menu (that you can actually shut down or restart from). No taskbar buttons work, start menu doesn't work - but desktop shortcuts to flders etc. do !

    Latest graphics drivers solved it, but then i went nuclear and reinstalled windows anyway (with latest graphics drivers first thing after windows).
  3. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

    23 Aug 2013
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    I run into the same thing from time to time. Have you tried the usual ctrl+alt+del combo and then pressing escape to get out of that menu? It usually solves it for me.

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