Update 1 of 1 installing, computer won't shut down

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by KTexas, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. KTexas

    KTexas Guest

    When I shut down my computer and get the message, 1 of 1 updates installing,
    do not turn off your computer", nothing installs and my computer doesn't
    automatically turn off like it usually does. I have had to turn it off at
    the power switch, when I press the off button on the CPU, nothing happens.

    It just continually goes back and forth from, " installing 1 of 1 updates,"
    to "do not shut down your computer, it will shut down automatically."

    I would appreciate any help in fixing this issue.

    KTexas, Jun 25, 2010
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  2. How long have you given it to do the installation?

    Your power button is likely a 'soft' one - meaning it is electronic - not
    mechanical. If you *really* want to force it off - you will have to hold it
    down ofr 8+ seconds.
    Shenan Stanley, Jun 25, 2010
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  3. KTexas

    KTexas Guest

    I have left the computer on for almost 2 hrs. waiting and it just keeps going
    from "installing 1 of 1" to "do not turn off your computer." I finally just
    went in and changed my setting to "notify me before downloading or installing
    updates. I really don't want to do this, I would rather they install
    automatically. The "installing 1 of 1" seems to be hung. When I look at my
    history of updates it doesn't show anything that hasn't updated.

    I would still like to fix it so I can go back and get automatic updates but
    don't want to keep having to turn off the computer. Please advise, and
    KTexas, Jun 25, 2010
  4. Without knowing which update (KB######), what operating system (Windows ____
    ____ Edition), what service pack (1, 2, 3, if any) and what architecture
    (32-bit or 64-bit) - help could be limited. ;-)
    Shenan Stanley, Jun 25, 2010
  5. KTexas

    Annwyn Guest

    I am having exactly the same problem and have been for approx three weeks. I
    have also disabled my automatic updates and it sticks on 'installing 1 of 11'
    ' do not turn off your computer' but nothing happens. I am running windows
    xp, and have service pack 2 installed also, with regards to the 64 bit
    thingy, I have no idea, I'm not that computer literate. A bit more
    information and help from Windows customer help would be appreciated as to
    what the possible problem could be and what can be done about it.
    Annwyn, Jun 29, 2010
  6. Are you sure you have Windows XP with Service Pack 2?

    Start button --> RUN --> type in:
    (No "RUN", press the WindowsKey+R at the same time.)
    --> Click OK.

    That will give you (picture at top) the full name of the operating system.
    That will give you (in the test) the Service Pack you have installed.

    How to determine whether a computer is running a 32-bit version or 64-bit
    version of the Windows operating system

    Did you call/contact the "Windows customer help"? This is a peer-to-peer
    (in my case) newsgroup (forum) where people can come to get help and/or help
    if they can.

    If you *do* have Windows XP with Service Pack 2 and it is 32-bit (see above
    for details on how to figure that out) - then...

    Why still Service Pack 2?

    What I think you should do - if you have Windows XP 32-bit with SP2 or

    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

    Download, install, run, update and perform a full scan with the following
    (freeware version):


    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

    Download, install, run, update and perform a full scan with the following
    (freeware version):


    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

    Download and run the MSRT manually:

    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

    Fix your file/registry permissions...

    Ignore the title and follow the sub-section under "Advanced Troubleshooting"
    titled, "Method 1: Reset the registry and the file permissions"
    *will take time
    ** Ignore the last step - you may (hopefully) have SP3 already...
    If not - now is not the time.

    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

    Download/Install the latest Windows Installer (for your OS):
    ( Windows XP 32-bit : WindowsXP-KB942288-v3-x86.exe )

    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

    Download the latest version of the Windows Update agent from here (x86):
    .... and save it to the root of your C:\ drive. After saving it to the root
    of the C:\ drive, do the following:

    Close all Internet Explorer windows and other applications.

    Start button --> RUN and type in:
    %SystemDrive%\windowsupdateagent30-x86.exe /WUFORCE
    --> Click OK.

    (If asked, select "Run.) --> Click on NEXT --> Select "I agree" and click on
    NEXT --> When it finishes installing, click on "Finish"...

    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

    Visit this web page:

    How do I reset Windows Update components?

    .... and click on the "Microsoft Fix it" icon. When asked, select "RUN",
    both times. Check the "I agree" box and click on "Next". Check the box
    for "Run aggressive options (not recommended)" and click "Next". Let
    it finish up and follow the prompts until it is done. Close/exit.

    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

    Visit http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ and select to do a
    CUSTOM scan...

    Every time you are about to click on something while at these web pages -
    first press and hold down the CTRL key while you click on it. You can
    release the CTRL key after clicking each time.

    Once the scan is done, select just _ONE_ of the high priority updates
    (deselect any others) and install it.

    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

    If it did work - try the web page again - selecting no more than 3-5 at a
    time. Rebooting as needed.

    The Optional Software updates are generally safe - although I recommend
    against the "Windows Search" one and any of the "Office Live" ones or
    "Windows Live" ones for now. I would completely avoid the
    Optional Hardware updates. Also - I do not see any urgent need to install
    Internet Explorer 8 at this time. (If you already have it - so be it...)

    After all that...

    How to use Disk Cleanup

    You should now perform a full CHKDSK on your system drive (C:)...

    How to scan your disks for errors
    * will take time and a reboot

    You should now perform a full Defragment on your system drive (C:)...

    How to Defragment your hard drives
    * will take time

    Come back - especially if you get stuck someplace, but even if you don't -
    and let everyone know how it turns out.
    Shenan Stanley, Jun 29, 2010
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