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Old 30-12-2008
geo
 
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Continuous "Restarting your computer is required" message

At every startup a Windows message appears saying "Restarting your computer
is required". The message further says "The computer must be restarted
before updating can continue. Would you like to restart now?"
If the response is yes, the computer reboots and the same message appears.
If the response is no, the message disappears and the computer functions
normally. Several Windows updates have been processed since this message
first appeared.
I checked Windows update history and removed all updates that occurred
immediately prior to this error starting to happen but this did not help. I
did notice one strange update which was removed and I record it here for your
information - Windows Internet Explorer 7 Dynamic Installer - Cumulative
Security Update for Internet Explorer 7 Dynamic Installer for Windows XP
(KB956390). The reason this was strange was because it came from "Other
Source". All other sources were either "Automatic Updates" or "Microsoft
Update".
Please help me to remove this annoying message.
Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old 30-12-2008
Kayman
 
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Re: Continuous "Restarting your computer is required" message

I don't know what type of machine you got...
Read this, it may be relevant:
Jesper's Blog
Does your AMD-based computer boot after installing XP SP3?
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Old 30-12-2008
geo
 
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Re: Continuous "Restarting your computer is required" message

Thanks but this is not my problem. Fujitsu laptop with Intel chip boots
perfectly well and operates perfectly well except that there is this annoying
message as mentioned in my original letter.
appreciate the response.
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Old 31-12-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 
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Re: Continuous "Restarting your computer is required" message

QUESTIONS:

Please state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3) when posting to
this newsgroup.

If you're running WinXP SP3, which was installed first, IE7 or SP3?

ACTIONS:

1. Stop the Automatic Updates service:

Start > Run > (type in) services.msc > [OK]
Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Stop
(Stopping the service will take a moment)

2. Delete the contents of the Download folder:

Start > Run > (type in) %windir%\SoftwareDistribution > [OK]
Open the Download folder and delete its contents
Close the window.

3. Open Control Panel | Automatic Updates and select the "Notify me but
don't automatically download or install them" option (cf.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306525)

4. Start the Automatic Updates service:

Start > Run > (type in) services.msc > [OK]
Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Start
(Starting the service will take a moment)

5. When Automatic Updates next notifies you of available updates, do NOT
approve any downloads yet, but post a reply to this message and tell us what
update(s) are being offered.
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Old 06-01-2009
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i am running WinXP SP3 (sorry about not posting this fact). Windows Explorer
7 was installed prior to SP3. will do as stated and will post results.

I have a Fujitsu and have the same problem--I deleted the contents of the download folder and will reboot.

I have been getting this continuous notification, so I followed your steps. Immediately after clearing the Downloads folder, the computer said the following update was available, but gave no specifics, until after I clicked OK to install, which I then cancelled. I am running WinXPhome SP3

Installing Update for Windows XP (KB968389)
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Old 27-10-2009
Dave Doebler
 
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Continuous "Restarting your computer is required" message

It is caused by adobe updater.

1. Start -> Run -> Type msconfig -> OK
2. Select the startup tab.
3. uncheck adobe_updater
4. Restart when prompted
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Old 09-11-2009
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I am running Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 SP3.

My machine is a Dell Inspirion 1520, built mid last year.

I don't know if IE7 or SP3 was installed first. If someone could tell me how
to check that I'd be happy to.

I tried Dave's approach and I got a message saying that an access denied error had occured and that I might need to log in as an admin. Well, I AM
the admin of this laptop! It automatically put the computer into selective start mode, causing me to have a selective start message when the computer rebooted. I went back through Dave's steps, but this time put the computer BACK into normal start mode before closing the msconfig window.
After restarting, the restart required message was back... urg.

Now I have tried PA Bear's thing and I will try to post a reply if and when I get a prompt for an update.

I have been asked if I want to download:

Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB973704)

Security Update for Windows XP (KB969947)

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - November 2009 (KB890830)
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Old 12-11-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 
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Why you decided to hijack the thread nearly a year later is anyone's guess.

To avoid confusion, always begin a new thread about your specific problems,
please. State your IE version and full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3;
Vista SP2) in your first post.

An NNTP cache of about 90 days traffic.

Your Me too! is appearing on an NNTP newsgroup
possibly as a reply to someone's reply last month
to someone's Me too! from a month earlier
in an old thread but without any other context
except the HTTP links
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Old 12-11-2009
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Re: Continuous "Restarting your computer is required" message

PA, are you joking? Forgive me for not clearly stating in my first post that I'm having the exact same problem as the OP, but I think any reasonable person could infer that from the fact that I said I tried the advice in this thread...
Furthermore, I have stated my OS & IE version. Are you reading every post or just the latest one?
You may have some secret definition of "hijack," but on all the numerous boards I've been on, it's highly appropriate to reply to a thread when you have the same question as the OP...
Having checked through this thread myself, perhaps you are a little confused because some moderator or other has decided to merge 3 of my posts into one?
So, here's the deal, in hopes of no longer getting rude messages: I have the same start up message that the OP did. I found this thread on google and 1st followed Dave's advice, which didn't work. I then tried AP's advice, which seems like it was intended to stop automatic downloads and installs for Windows. He had previously asked the OP to do just that and report back when updates are available. The OP never did so, but I have. What's the difference?
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Old 31-05-2010
sam2groovy
 
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RE: Continuous "Restarting your computer is required" message

I'm having the same issue. I have Window's Vista and bought the computer from
Dell. I do not know what this is happening and through the thread of emails,
I don't think there was a solution... or was there?
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Old 22-01-2012
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Re: Continuous "Restarting your computer is required" message

I removed the adobeupdater from startup and it stopped.
Thanks!
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