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Computer's having a funny fit

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Using the desktop this morning, Microsoft Money, going to the Money home page brought up the BBC page on top of the Money page so a clash somewhere
Hit the restart button and it's come up with 'Configuring Windows do not switch off your computer' and there it's remained for over half an hour now with the progress wheel rolling. :(
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I'm not necessarily advocating this Eric, but in those circumstances I give the machine a maximum of 2 hours to sort itself out. Then I do turn it off and disconnect from the power for 15 minutes. I disconnect the internet by switching off the router or unplugging the cat 5/6 if you are running hardwired. Then I turn on the PC and see if it boots into windows correctly. If not I try booting in safe mode which means holding down a function key, F10 in my case, while it boots. If that fails I tend to go and dig out a boot CD and try from that!! Hopefully yours will just finish updating and boot normally, at least while the timer is spinning you have a chance!! Good luck! :)
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If you are running Windows 10 Eric Patch Tuesday has just passed and there was a major update for this system that can take a while to install - so I would leave it as Mick says to do it's job.
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All back to normal now, thanks. It was doing the update mentioned, took about fifty minutes.
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Excellent, well done that man!! :-D
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Just had a similar thing, Updates of Firefox and Chromium. Usually takes between a minute and five minutes, depending on which laptop mainly.
It estimated 55 minutes and has been going for about forty minutes.
Checked the download rate and it is 55 megawhatsists.
As I looked for this thread the interdiddlything broke altogether, as it is wont to now and again but not so much lately.
Firefox installed but still another half hour for Chromium and Firefox-locale-england.
All other sites functioning rapidly, apart from the drop-out of course, only half a minute.
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Did the other laptop just now. The slow one that lives in the dining room, WiFi rather than Ethernet connection so slower still.
Took just over two minutes.