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1answer
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Windows 7 computer crashing while applying updates

I have a Windows 7 machine that has been running reliably for 2 years and I have been keeping up to date via Microsoft updates. I shut it down for the night and it began doing updates. In the morning ...
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2answers
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Windows XP suddenly in reboot cycle [closed]

A friend called me up today. Everything was normal yesterday, she browsed with Firefox only and didn't go to any unusual sites. Shut down normally last night. This morning whenever she boots she ...
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1answer
398 views

Computer Hangs at Startup Screen

I recently updated my win7 HP Pavilion p6000 PC and it sort of hanged halfway while shutting down (part of the updating process) so I used the button to manually turn it off. Now I can't get my PC ...
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3answers
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Windows 8 wont boot after restart

I have a regular problem with the Windows 8 install on my Dell XPS 16. A fresh install of Windows 8 works fine without issue, but (and its happened 4 times now) after either a windows update (which I ...
3
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0answers
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How to install dism through command line in windows 7 by booting from a recovery windows 7 iso in a USB?

Recently I installed a faulty security update (2823324) released by Microsoft http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2839011 . My computer is constantly getting blue screen and restarting. I have tried each ...
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0answers
116 views

Applied a Windows Update and now my machine won't boot

So I run Windows 8 in a VMWare VM. Today I got that lovely "your computer will reboot in 15 minutes to install important updates". So, I rebooted it. It did all the "applying update" magic and then ...
0
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1answer
318 views

Cannot boot after latest windows 8 update - what diagnostic tools to use?

Following the latest Windows 8 update, my computer won't start. I cannot boot from any other USB stick, or a windows 7 DVD. It just says "MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION" and it reboots again and again. ...
0
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1answer
117 views

Why are Windows 8 updates on startup? [closed]

I did a big step from Windows XP to Windows 8 recently. so maybe this question is for windows 7 too? In Windows XP, Windows installs updates at shutdowm. But in Windows 8, Windows installs updates on ...
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2answers
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stuck at the “Preparing to Configure Windows” screen

Windows 7 installed new updates, restarted the computer, now its stuck at the "Preparing to Configure Windows" screen. The typical solution is to boot into safe mode and do a system restore, but for ...
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3answers
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Need assistance fully restoring a Windows 7 system after 99.9% virus cleanup

Another Windows question. I have another friend's Win 7 Enterprise system that was infected with about half a million viruses (give or take). I actually managed to remove all but "Alureon" -- it ...
4
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2answers
592 views

Windows Update Configuration Fails Every Boot [duplicate]

A few days ago Windows Update installed when I shut down my laptop. When I restarted it hung at 0% for about 5 minutes. Then it said reverting configuration and continued into Windows. Now every ...
4
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9answers
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Configuring updates on startup fails

Just recently every time I try to start up Windows 7 I get a 'Windows is configuring updates 0%' message - for about 10 minutes then all of a sudden I get a failure error and Windows is reverting any ...
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1answer
474 views

Windows 7 install corrupt after update

How do I fix a corrupt Windows 7 installation by hooking it up to a brand new Windows 7 install? Installed some Windows 7 yesterday, mostly just optional fixes and it installed an update to my ...
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3answers
3k views

Windows 7 boot failure after update

Installed some windows 7 updates today, mostly just optional fixes and it installed an update to my IntelliType or IntelliPoint drivers (Keyboard & Mouse). It asked to reboot, computer gets to ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Startup repair failure: Patch is preventing the system from starting, error 0x1F

My Windows 7 machine failed to load after a start up repair failed. The error message I got was this: Root cause found: A patch is preventing the system from starting Error code = 0x1F ...
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2answers
3k views

Windows Update Failure

When I start my computer (Windows 7 Pro 32-bit) I get the following message: Configuring Windows Updates 0% Complete Do not turn of your computer This stays on the screen for about 5 ...
1
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1answer
632 views

What do these Microsoft Updates do, and why can't they configure correctly?

MB: Biostar M7NCG 400 CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2200+ 1.8GHz RAM: 2.5GB (I don't know the speed, but does it really matter?) Display: NVidia GeForce 4 TI 4200, with hardware support for ...