Can I Stop automatic updating/restarting?  


  1. WSA
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10
       #1

    Can I Stop automatic updating/restarting?


    I am having issues when the pc is turned on/booted, it gets stuck before windows loads. Sometimes it gets stuck showing "i-obit defrag" at startup. I have uninstalled the i-obit software; but, this defrag at startup is still active. Because of this, it takes me multiple tries (& frequently, Hours) to get this dang pc booted. I try to just leave it turned on; but, it seems to update itself & attempt to restart Far Too Often... So the question I have is: Can I stop this automatic restart? At all??
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  2. Posts : 29,380
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 22H2
       #2

    Hi WSA.

    I would go after the IObit.

    First open Task Manager and look in the Start up tab to see if there are any i-obit references, disable them.

    Then download and run Autoruns, part of Sysinternals.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sys...loads/autoruns

    This will show you the registry entries that are kicking off items. Again only remove IObit.


    Ken
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  3. WSA
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    removed defrag at startup


    Thank you Ken. I followed your directions; but, am afraid to restart because I am not sure that the "defrag at startup" is THE (only) problem... (which is why I asked how to keep the pc from auto-update & restarting. It has become a source of frustration, just to get this pc to turn-on!) I appreciate your input, because it is more info than I found elsewhere. I will reply when I have to turn this thing back on!
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  4. Posts : 16,281
    W10Prox64
       #4

    Hi.
    I agree with Ken; IObit should go.

    CHKDSK is usually a sign that the file system needs fixing of some sort. It also could be simply the result of Fast Startup being "on". (You'll want to turn it off, if it is on.)

    Usually, if the dirty bit is set on a drive, it will give you an option at boot to "press any key to skip disk checking".

    To check if your drive's dirty bit is set while in Windows, in a command prompt, type
    Code:
    fsutil dirty query C:
    If the response is that the volume is dirty, then you should let CHKDSK run at the next boot, to correct the file system. This could take quite a while, depending on the extent of fixes required, the size of the drive, drive health, etc.

    You should also check your drive's health:
    CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World

    Failing drives can exhibit slowness just before complete failure.

    Hope that helps.
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  5. Posts : 29,380
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 22H2
       #5

    Hi WSA. When you process the info in the post above from simrick lets us know.

    If you haven't already, copy your personal data off the machine. Everyone, and everyone should be in all caps, should have a data backup.

    Machines and OS's die and then can be fixed. You can get Windows 10 right from MS at no cost to you and a clean install will fix a lot of issues. You can even try an in place repair / upgrade as a first step.

    Lets see if you have a contributing hard disk issue.

    Ken
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  6. WSA
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    I think the issue is fixed... I have restarted - unwillingly, a few times now... successfully! I have not been able to check issue that simrickbrought up because I am denied access when I try. Now, I understand that this would be an 'issue of access' on my PC... & all I know is that I AM the administrator on this PC... so any instruction on how to get me access to the "fsutil dirty query C:" is needed now... and THANK YOU for the info provided before!
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  7. Posts : 16,281
    W10Prox64
       #7

    WSA said:
    I think the issue is fixed... I have restarted - unwillingly, a few times now... successfully! I have not been able to check issue that simrickbrought up because I am denied access when I try. Now, I understand that this would be an 'issue of access' on my PC... & all I know is that I AM the administrator on this PC... so any instruction on how to get me access to the "fsutil dirty query C:" is needed now... and THANK YOU for the info provided before!
    Sorry - try it in an admin command prompt.
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  8. WSA
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

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  9. WSA
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    simrick , the problem is, I don't know how, to try it in an admin command prompt... Please excuse the idiocy of that statement... & show me the way!
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  10. Posts : 16,281
    W10Prox64
       #10

    WSA said:
    simrick , the problem is, I don't know how, to try it in an admin command prompt... Please excuse the idiocy of that statement... & show me the way!
    No problem WSA - simply right-click the start button and select Command Prompt (Admin).
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