After a Windows7 required update yesterday, Windows could not restart and the startup repair could not fix it. Eventually I was able to restore to a previous good state (via the HP Recovery Manager). Soon after restarting work this morning it again wanted to perform the update, presumably the same one - and it had the same result. Again, eventually I was able to restore to a previous good state. There has been no recent change to my hardware set-up, nothing different attached and I believe no significant software changes recently other than the Windows update. If anyone is able to advise on this I would appreciate it very much as I seem to be on the verge of losing this machine. The attached file has the W7F files, CPU-Z screen shots and the RAMMon files, so I imagine everything is there. This is an HP Pavilion dv6, about 3 years old, running W7 home premium SP1. Fingers are crossed.