Hi, thanks for the reply. I did as you suggested regarding the Windows fix and then went into updates. The 8 updates were downloaded okay, but then it was doing that anyway. It then says, configuring windows updates, reaches 15%, restarts, and I get a message saying 'Failure configuring windows updates, reverting changes.' It then restarts as normal, and this will happen every time I start windows. Is there no way of deleting the downloaded files from my hard drive so that I can force it to download a fresh copy of the updates, or is it doing that everytime anyway?