Quote: Originally Posted by artmanphoto
I have been told that sometimes this type of problem is caused by a "bad" Windows update which I have set to automatically run each day at 3 a.m.
If I do a system restore to a previous point in time any Windows updates will be removed (I think) back to that point in time. If a Windows update is indeed causing this issue when the machine checks for new updates again I am assuming the same "problem" update will be downloaded and re-installed.
I think you are right--if WU is responsible, then you would just be re-installing the problem.
I'd investigate the cause further--maybe you can restore to a point before the problem, and then install one update at a time--looking for the one that causes the problem to suddenly appear. If that doesn't find it, look elsewhere.
Do you have any particular reason to think Windows Update is responsible?