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When the result comes up for windows update, I would leave ticked all the critical updates but look carefully on the very bottom of the screen, there may be things there you are not going to use or need. I untick, click the + and then hide.
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Well the 2nd pass came back as needed to make sure my XP is genuine but I did activate it when it booted up and 1st started. Unless windows update checks that as well often. I went threw the prompts for genuine and rerunning update now.
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The genuine thing goes threw but update still says it needs to be checked for genuine.
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The genuine thing goes threw but update still says it needs to be checked for genuine.

If you are getting updates successfullly instlled I would ignore it.

Are you using IE 8? or Chrome with the IE tab?
Are you getting any crashes?
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No it keeps saying that it needs to be genuine and no other updates are coming. Even tried getting window OS to running update and still same result. I haven't used IE tab since I don't need to so yes using IE8.
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Well finally went with I believe express its installing the security updates now.
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Did you Activate windows?

Try running the diagnostic on this site, > http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/diag/

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Sorry, posted without refrshing.
Let it finish, see what happens, Don't run the diagnosis tool till we see what happens.
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All security updates out of that batch downloaded and install. It prompted me that it wanted to restart I hit the button for that. It's now been like 30mins or so that I've waited for it to reboot. The mouse and keyboard are responsive but no menus works whether its start menu or right click menu or alt ctrl del menu. In either case it might be like the update via taking forever to some degree. I can leave it over night and see.
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It prompted me that it wanted to restart I hit the button for that.

If the prompt asked with a yes and no on screen box, or, just an OK box, you should use the mouse then click. If you use a physical button, the update/install may fail.

Yes, Leave it running and see what happens.
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Just a tip: I think it's best to use the drivers that came with your motherboard on CD (if possible), or from the motherboard website. Drivers are very sensitive pieces of software; best to keep known-working sets of them together (as the motherboard manufacturer does). Your problems do seem however to be specifically related to hard disk and optical drive, as page faults can also be due to virtual memory, not just the physical RAM. I'm thinking an issue perhaps with the cable connection or perhaps even electrical interference. Be sure to have the optical drive connected to the top connector on the cable, not the middle one (the electrical signals can bounce off the top connector if not used, making it like an antenna). Also be sure to keep the SATA cable away from other components. The final thing you could check is your power supply; both the optical drive and the hard drive need steady voltage otherwise random, intermittent errors can occur. You can test them using a multimeter. Just some thoughts.
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It prompted me that it wanted to restart I hit the button for that.

If the prompt asked with a yes and noon screen box, or, just an OK box, you should use the mouse then click. If you use a physical button, the update/install may fail.

Yes, Leave it running and see what happens.

As of this morning no change still didn't reboot but keyboard is active and so is mouse but nothing responds beyond what I stated above. I will read the 2nd post by the new person to thread when I get home.
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As of right now its still stuck where it was and no hard drive activity.
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Then I would do a restart, via screen if possible. wait for an hour to see if you get any shield in the notification area, if not, go to Windows Update and do another Custom scan, then install critical updates if any show.
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Well nothing is clickable so only way to restart is hard power down.
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OK, Go.
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