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Windows 7: Checking for updates freezes

19 Oct 2015   #1

Win& Pro 32bit
Checking for Updates - Freezes

Windows 7 Pro 64 on Thinkpad T61p T9300
This computer was working and updating fine. Powered up for the first time in about 5 months. Not sure if this is related.

Windows Update goes into a never ending loop "Checking for Updates". By monitoring C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs and Resource Monitor I can things stop about 10 minutes.

Reset all as per:
Windows Update - Reset

sfc /scannow reports no problems

Windows Update Diagnostic reports issue "Service registration missing or corrupt, fixed", but an immediate rerun of the diagnostic repeats the same error message implying it was not fixed.

Downloaded Windows Update Standalone Installer (aka SURT) which also goes into a never ending loop "Searching for updates on this computer".

System protection was turned off so rolling it back is not an option.

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20 Oct 2015   #2

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

SURT can take a couple of hours to run (I think the record for a successful scan is around 6 hours!) - just leave it alone until it either finishes or crashes out, then post the C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.log file.
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