Thank you effing windows update

Discussion in 'Software' started by Huge, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. Huge

    Huge Holla if you hear me! Staff Member

    Latest rounds of updates killed my machine :( Basically it did the first round of updates, rebooted, tried doing the second round before windows starts, goes to a black screen with a mouse pointer. Can't boot into safe mode (same thing).

    I got a backup (a month old) I will restore to if I can't figure this out. Don't see anything about it in googleland. Just a pita! :mad:
     
  2. iwajabitw

    iwajabitw Member

    Damn that sucks
     
  3. Huge

    Huge Holla if you hear me! Staff Member

    not looking good :(

    maybe if I kick it...
     
  4. iwajabitw

    iwajabitw Member

    Thinks its possible to put the drive in another system as slave to see if you can clean out prefetch or start up items?
     
  5. Huge

    Huge Holla if you hear me! Staff Member

    already tried that; what bums me out is the machine came with 7 pro and I did a in-windows upgrade to 7 ultimate. So one of the things I wanted to do is boot off the win7 dvd to try to run system restore

    NEGATIVE! INCORRECT VERSION!!

    :cuss:

    copying over the backup file now.
     

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  6. iwajabitw

    iwajabitw Member

  7. Huge

    Huge Holla if you hear me! Staff Member

    Thank you sir!

    Last chance; if not, backup gets loaded
     
  8. iwajabitw

    iwajabitw Member

    Had 7 of mine all win 7 or vista waiting for log on so Boinc could start running again, if its gonna auto reboot the damn thing should auto log in..:smash4:
     
  9. Huge

    Huge Holla if you hear me! Staff Member

    Well it's up and running again; I tried all 3 variants of W7 and none of them would let me run the repair tools. Do I have so magical variation of W7 that no one else does? :banghead:

    Took an hour+ to update everything; got a little nervous watching it reboot after downloading win updates...
     
  10. iwajabitw

    iwajabitw Member

    Ya know I had that issue with Vista on one machine last year..because I hadn't created the boot/repair disk it would not let me get into repair tools, it was grayed out. Tried a reinstall, then restore from backup and it just never ran smooth. Ended up doing the full reinstall after that. I now keep me a burnt repair disk for them, because I built a NAS box and back everything up there on 2 mirrored drives. So with it being a network backup/restore I was advised to make the disk so Win can restore from the network.
     
  11. iwajabitw

    iwajabitw Member

    Windows 8 has been wanting to restart my system for 5 days to continue updating, haven't allowed it yet.
     
  12. Huge

    Huge Holla if you hear me! Staff Member

    Yeah I've set my systems to notify me when there are updates to install & let me choose when to install them.

    Hate surprises. :mad:
     
  13. iwajabitw

    iwajabitw Member

    Did you find out which update actually caused it?
     
  14. Huge

    Huge Holla if you hear me! Staff Member

    No; it seemed to be a hiccup on my end. Never ever had a problem with WU before this.
     

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