Alexarra
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My Laptop is constantly updating and restarting.

Was wondering if anyone knows of an auto download or update that may be causing a constant "loop" of updating and restarting?  Seems to have been going on for about a month now.  I get a pop up at least once an hour that says there are updates ready to install which will require you to restart.  I finally had to change the auto updates/install to ask when to install to have some control over the restarts.  I appreciate any suggestions.

 

Mahalo,

Alexarra

 

Inspirion B130

Windows XP Home Edition

Inspirion ME051

Intel Celeron 1.40Ghz

1.40Ghz, 504mb ram

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Re: My Laptop is constantly updating and restarting.

You neglected to mention what application you're being prompted to update..

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Alexarra
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Re: My Laptop is constantly updating and restarting.

Sorry ~ McAfee seems to be the most common.

 

Mahalo

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Re: My Laptop is constantly updating and restarting.

Just to clarify, when you say McAfee "seems to be the most common" are you saying there are other applications you get prompted to update as well?

 

Also, did you install McAfee a month ago afterwhich you started getting the prompts? Point being, if you've been running McAfee right along without issues and the constant update prompt suddenly began showing up it could be one or more files have been corrupted, in which case uninstalling McAfee, rebooting, then reinstalling it 'may" resolve the issue.

Cosmos S case, Evga 750i FTW Motherboard, PCP&C 860W Power Supply, E8400 OC'd to 3.9 GHz, Zalman 9700 CPU cooler, Dual Evga 260-216 SC, 4 GB RAM, 260 GB HD, Dell U2410 IPS monitor, Windows XP/SP3.

 

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