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Windows 7: Computer froze, force restarted, now message saying "cleaning up"

19 Nov 2011   #11
Rambomst

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I ended up booting up in safe mode and updated through there, it was almost instant. It's all working now after that.


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20 Nov 2011   #12
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Sometimes updates get "stuck".
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27 Aug 2014   #13
SBraisted

Colorado
 
 
USB Devices

I've had issues with this before. I was able to resolve it by unplugging any USB (non keyboard or mouse) devices that were attached. More often than not, the culprit is a USB Label printer.
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29 Aug 2014   #14
mauxie

win 7 home premium
 
 
flame virus

imho this is a classic symptom of the flame attack.
i only noticed it because i always have updates set to manual.
"cleaning up" is never said by m$.
sometimes they say "removing temporary files".
i have been hit by this virus many times.
the only reliable fix is to re-install.
i have yet to find a scanner to spot and isolate this bug.
i may start restricting my web travels to known safe sites.
good luck all.
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30 Aug 2014   #15
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mauxie View Post
"cleaning up" is never said by m$.
Wrong.

Using disk cleanup and choosing to do windows update cleanup will restart with this message on restart during the shutdown and startup process.
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