Can I do a repair installation without internet access so unable to get install updates?

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  1. Happy100

    Happy100 New Member

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    I'm running win 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, which has been fine up to a few days ago when on start up reaching the desktop I started getting a window saying "Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one minute." it would then restart and continually loop this way.

    I booted to safe mode and had no restart message, so was able to run a virus scan using Microsoft security essentials, however if I booted to safe mode with networking the restart window would show again.

    I have looked for the Gbp Service, which I was advised might be causing the problem, but cannot find this in services running.

    However, I have found that by discounting the internet, the restart issue does not show, but as soon as I connect to the internet, it pops up and the system restarts.

    It has ben suggested to me that I try a system restore and if that doesn't work a repair installation.


    • System restore failed on multiple restore points.

    So my main question is with a repair Installation: as I cannot connect to the internet, will I have a problem with the repair installation not being able to get the latest updates for the installation process?

    Many thanks

    Happy.
     
  2. Captain Jack

    Captain Jack Extraordinary Member

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    Hello,

    For your question if the Repair install is successfully the you can install the Updates. I don't think you would have any problems to perform Repair install without Internet connection. Regarding your problem i suspect it might be some kind of Malware infection. Download Malwarebytes in some other Computer move the EXE to your System and install it run a complete scan. Also reboot the System in Selective Startup Run Selective Startup using System Configuration

    Good Luck,
    Captain
     
  3. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

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    Have you tried as outlined here ? You can also start the command prompt to type and run sfc /scannow.
     
  4. Happy100

    Happy100 New Member

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    Hi Guys

    The problem is now fixed, after trying all the things suggested (thank You!), I created a Windows Repair CD and booted to this, this then allowed me to do a System Restore, but this advised it had failed, however after restarting the restore had actually worked? Thus removing the restart alert and allowing me to connect to the internet.

    I ran further virus and spyware scans, no virus's found, but there were a few spyware, which were successfully cleaned.

    System now in perfect working order again! :)

    Thank you again everyone!

    Happy.
     

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