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Windows 7: Windows Update Cannot Check For Updates, Because The Service Is Not Ru

07 Mar 2013   #21
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by goodshape View Post
Note: windows update just checked in the background and told me that there updates to be installed on the next restart
So then you enabled Background Intelligent Transfer Service? I mean you must have, otherwise Windows Update wouldn't have worked.


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07 Mar 2013   #22
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

The problem is that they won't install properly with the error messages showing in the MGADiag report.
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07 Mar 2013   #23
goodshape

Window 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

To TwoCables - I enabled both of those, rebooted but it didn't change anything so I put them back to the way they were. After the fixes shown by NoelDP, they now both show as Started

Note to NoelDP - after the last actions done above, Windows Update installed about 20 updates. I'm still getting the "Invalid System Disk - Replace the Disk and press any key" on restarts though. I just hit a key and windows opens though. ????
When checking for more windows updates - there are no updates available for your computer
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07 Mar 2013   #24
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

OK
Please run the following commands and post the results.

SC QC WUAUSERV
SC QC BITS
SC QC BFE


The boot problem would seem to indicate a problem with the BCD, or the bootloader process, or one of the system root drivers.

Have a look in the Device Manager - enable viewing of Hidden devices - and see if there's anything tagged with an error flag there.
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07 Mar 2013   #25
goodshape

Window 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I disconnected my 64GB USB stick and also disconnected my 2TB external drive that I use for Backups. The Image restore came from that drive after I installed the new internal HDD.
Now it boots up normally.
After a Restart I reconnected both and the message came back.
Tried them one at a time and it's the 64GB USB stick that's causing it. It's fine booting up with the 2TB external drive connected.
Is there something pointing to the 64GB USB stick to start windows.
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07 Mar 2013   #26
NoelDP

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Sounds like the boot order is wrong.
Check the BIOS and make sure that the onboard Hard Drive is higher in the boot priority than any external device
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07 Mar 2013   #27
goodshape

Window 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Sorry, not smart enough to do that.
Can you give me instructions for the BIOS thing

And should the USB stick be connected when I do this

Checked the device manager, everything is clean no red or yellow flags
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07 Mar 2013   #28
NoelDP

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Check your motherboard or machine manual for instructions - every board has its own quirks
I can't find anything on the HP website about the BIOS settings options, unfortunately - so it's difficult to advise.
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07 Mar 2013   #29
goodshape

Window 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Found this: very helpful:
How To Change the Boot Order (Boot Sequence) in BIOS

It shows the following: (But I'm not sure I want to change that since sometime I might want to boot from a USB stick made up for that, maybe I should just look at the USB stick and clean it?)
Boot shows as follows:
1st boot device CD-ROM Group
2nd Hard Drive Group
3rd Floppy Group
4th Network Boot Group

Floppy Group Priority - WD SES Device
CD ROM Group Priority - hp DDVDW TS-H653R
HDD Group Priority - WDC WD10EZRX-00A8L
Network Group Priority - Not Installed
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07 Mar 2013   #30
goodshape

Window 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The problem with the USB stick affecting the Boot went away when I moved it from the USB socket on my monitor to different USB socket.
Looks like all is well now
Thanks a whole lot
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