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By t_the_dancing_queen ·
I recently installed all of the MS Windows/Office updates that were sent to my computer through the Automatic Update service a couple days ago. I have restarted my computer over 10 times since then, but the AU icon in the system tray still appears asking me to restart my system every five minutes. No matter how many times I restart, the window keeps popping up saying that I need to restart in order for updates to take effect. It is driving me nuts! How can I get rid of this?

Another issue is that I keep getting a Realtime Runtime Error 429 every time I restart my system. I recently uninstalled Kerio 2.1 and upgraded to Kerio 4.2.3. Not sure if that has something to do with it.

I've also been getting the BSOD stating problems with fwdrv.sys.

Not sure if all of these problems are related. Would greatly appreciate any help!

System: Windows XP Professional with SP2
Dell Latitude D600
Pentium M, 1.6GHz, 512 RAM

Thanks in advanced!

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by lowlands In reply to Automatic Update problems

The registry setting below should disable the 5 minute countdown timer
(to automatic reboot). Create a text file with file extension .reg
and put the text below in it.
----- End registry file -------------------

Runtime Error 429 indicates a problem with some kind of ActiveX component. it might be related to your upgrade.

BSO It most likely has something to do with your Kerio upgrade, fwdrv.sys is a Kerio file. If you have system restore enabled on your system, I would try to restore the system to the "before-kerio-update" state.

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oops, looks like it didn't put all the text in there.
open notepad and paste:

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
"NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers"=dword:00000001

Then save, something like fix.reg. Doubleclick on it once it has been saved. it will ask you if you really want to enter the data etc.

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by t_the_dancing_queen In reply to Automatic Update problems

Thanks so much for getting back to me. Can you walk me through the steps for the registry thing? I created the text file, but now am not quite sure to do with it to get it to work.

Thanks for the other information, it probably all does have to do with kerio.

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by t_the_dancing_queen In reply to Automatic Update problems

Thanks for getting back to me, I'll try that!

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