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Topic # 198395 7-Jul-2016 13:20
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Hi

 

I have a small computer running Windows 10 which I use for remote access to my home network security devices.

 

When I am away from home, Murphy's law kicks in occasionally and does a Windows update....

 

Windows updates sometimes require human input to restart the computer or it remains locked up.

 

Any way round this?

 

Had though of a time clock power reset for about a minute at 1am.

 

Maybe I could set up some sort of watchdog that times out if Windows stalls.

 

Maybe configuring Windows 10 for manual updates somehow.

 

Maybe reverting to Windows 7.

 

Any ideas would be appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1587940 8-Jul-2016 08:44
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What does lock up mean?

WU is fully automated and shouldn't require any user interaction at all

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  Reply # 1587969 8-Jul-2016 09:32
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Well my Intel nuc reboot after Windows10 updates and promptly ?crashes the Ethernet connection (yellow triangle over Ethernet icon).

Only fix is the shut it down and restart it.

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  Reply # 1587974 8-Jul-2016 09:40
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Bad ethernet driver? Rollback to the previous driver and disable automated driver updates.

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  Reply # 1587976 8-Jul-2016 09:45
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afe66: Well my Intel nuc reboot after Windows10 updates and promptly ?crashes the Ethernet connection (yellow triangle over Ethernet icon).

Only fix is the shut it down and restart it.

A.

 

Are you running Windows 10 Pro, because you may be able to change windows updates settings via Group Policy Editor. You may be able to change to manual updates.

 

 




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  Reply # 1587982 8-Jul-2016 09:50
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nathan: What does lock up mean?

WU is fully automated and shouldn't require any user interaction at all

 

 

 

Lockup - does not reboot to Windows 10 desktop after an update, generally waits for a keyboard input.

 

Most updates do automatically complete successfully without any user interaction.

 

Have the computer BIOS set to restart if power fails and returns.

 

Can't remember all the situations... Last one (this week) had a text prompt about some script.. and do you want to continue?

 

Don't have anymore details... Will take a note next time it happens... Not easy to do a screen capture or screen print when it gets stuck.

 

Computer is a Gigabyte Brix GB BXBT 2807.   Running Windows 10 Home.

 

I usually force an update before I go away from home... but occasionally an update happens when I am away. 

 

Thanks

 

Cheers

 

 





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  Reply # 1587994 8-Jul-2016 10:17
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Tried looking under Windows Logs, System... Massive number of records.

 

One or two errors and warnings.... Not sure what to make of the messages.

 

 

 

Further info on the setup... Network connection is by 5GHz WiFi using a Cisco AE2500 dongle.

 

Might also look for BIOS updates too...

 

However, my understanding is that once Windows booted it did not rely on the BIOS.





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  Reply # 1588048 8-Jul-2016 11:13
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Updated BIOS:

 

F4, 15/7/2014

 

to

 

F8, 22/10/2015

 

Fixes for Power Loss and an ERP issue (some sort of BIOS wake up?)

 

Maybe there was some sort of BIOS reboot problem preventing Windows from restarting.

 

Time will tell...

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1588072 8-Jul-2016 11:42
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Will recheck drivers.

But I think we're up to date when upgraded to w10 home version 5 months ago.

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