XP Always asks to install updates at shutdown

I have Windows XP Service Pack 3.  Everytime I shut down my computer, Windows tries to install updates. I don't receive any error messages, but it has been doing this for weeks.
I've run Malwarebytes, CCleaner, TDSSKiller, and Combofix. I've gone to www.windowsupdate.microsoft.com and tried to install all relevant updates from there. At that site, it tries to install: Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2572073). It says the update was successful, but when I try to check again for updates, that one keeps coming back up as being an update I need.
lyonskiAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
From Microsoft....

1. Download .Net Cleanup Utility from the link below:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2008/08/28/8904493.aspx
Look for (http://blogs.msdn.com/cfs-file.ashx/__key/CommunityServer-Components-PostAttachments/00-08-90-44-93/dotnetfx_5F00_cleanup_5F00_tool.zip)

2. Download and install the .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 by clicking the link below (this will also install .Net Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.0 SP2):
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=AB99342F-5D1A-413D-8319-81DA479AB0D7&displaylang=en


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
nobusCommented:
maybe the updates  were not installed?  check the settings -  installing and downloading are 2 different things
see the post of pip22 :  http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/188572-windows-xp-prompts-to-install-updates-on-shutdown/
0
Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
@nobus

This is a known issue with .net updates. They DO report as installed but dont install correctly. Therefore a never ending loop of trying to install.
0
Get your problem seen by more experts

Be seen. Boost your question’s priority for more expert views and faster solutions

nobusCommented:
neils - you don't have to answer me - but tx for the info
0
lyonskiAuthor Commented:
I did as Neilsr suggested - uninstalling .Net Framework and reinstalling.  I had to keep checking for and installing updates - there must have been 20 different ones - they didn't show up all at once (of course) but required that I keep going back to Windows Update to check for more.  Took me most of a day, but the issue of updates needing to be installed upon shut down seems to be fixed.
Thank you!
0
LeeTutorretiredCommented:
This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows XP

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.