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Norton Utilities - Core product error - Windows 10 Fall 2017 - ultra slow restart
Ever since the Fall 2017 Windows 10 update I've been facing serious issues with restarts on my Samsung laptop taking three hours or even longer (I resort to factory resets after three hours). I've tentatively identified, but I'm no expert, the problem as Norton Utilities. I get the Core product error noted in this forum. In addition I'm noticing that when I try to compact my registry I see this message at the bottom of the dialogue "Norton Utilities has detected that your computer has Windows Updates waiting to be applied. A reboot is required to apply these updates before you can compact your Registry", but in fact there are no updates pending. On one occasion Windows reported I was low on disk space, and when I investigated I found that the Windows/Log folder had filled my entire hard disk! Chief culprit was the CBS log. I googled this. It's a known issue involving Windows update. I was unable to delete some 260 Gb of this because of an open process TiWorker.exe I couldn't locate and close. When I tried a restart it continued more than 5 hours overnight before I stepped in and executed a factory reset.
It's pretty frustrating! Can we have a patch as soon as possible. Thank you.