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Old 15-03-2007
seanlong
 
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Computer freezes immediately during bootup after windows update

I installed the updates today and my computer froze during the usual reboot.
All attempts to boot windows using all of the F8 options fail with an
immediate system freeze before the windows splash screen (normal boot modes)
or a spontaneous reboot (safe mode).

Before the problem, I had a fully patched and updated system.

I installed the following:
Critical stop error patch
root certificates
DRM update
malicious software scanner

All boot attempts immediately lock the computer before the windows splash
screen. safe mode boots result in a spontaneous reboot. I can't get into
the computer to even check the boot log. My winXP cd is an original winXP
home cd (before SP1 even) so I'd rather not have to completely re-install
windows.

Hardware:
Athlon 64 X2 4400
2 gig ram
boot drive is SATA
Nvidia nforce3 chipset motherboard
nvidia 6800GT video card
creative audigy2 ZS sound card
onboard networking

The computer worked fine before these updates. I put in one of those linux
live CDs to make sure it wasn't a hardware failure, and the computer runs
linux just fine so it's the windows installation that doesn't work anymore.
Microsoft seems to want $59 to even report the problem via email, so any help
will be appreciated.



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Old 15-03-2007
seanlong
 
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RE: Computer freezes immediately during bootup after windows update

More info - I used linux to browse the windows volume and found this info.

No bootlog is created during "logged" boot mode, so the bootup aborts before
the bootlog is created.
Windows update log shows the following updates successfully installed:
KB929338
KB929399
KB890830
Root Certificates

Help anyone? Microsoft?
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Old 16-03-2007
Mark L. Ferguson
 
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RE: Computer freezes immediately during bootup after windows updat

I don't see why any update would effect the "Last Known Good Configuration"

You should probably try this 'manual' version of a system recovery.

How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry -config-system:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;Q307545
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Old 17-03-2007
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Same thing happened to me... freeze up during the boot process after applying a patch.

The culprit patch was: KB929338
Booted fine after uninstalling it.

Then I tested a reinstallation of the patch, and the boot problem came back, so I'm pretty sure that's it.
I used an Emergency Recovery Boot Disk to get rid of the patch.

I also have 2GB of RAM, and given that this is a memory managment patch, my wild guess is that it has something to do with it.
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Old 17-03-2007
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How fustrating....

Yes - mine does the same thing. Unusually, the update I did before this happened installed before it rebooted - it told me it was installing them when I shut it down and said I shouldn't power down. I did as it said (last night) and tried to turn it on today and it does nothing.... I really don't want to spend the weekend trying to sort this out! Annoyingly there is no real support for this kind of thing - even though it mean's my computer has been essentially ransaked without my permission!
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Old 19-03-2007
Arrhen
 
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Re: Computer freezes immediately during bootup after windows updat

Add one more person... to the list of the MS auto-disabled. I've never had
to do such an uninstallation before. I assume I just copy back the old kernel
files and reboot. That one can't even get into Safemode...to do this has made
this extremely difficult to debug.

Ed


"danseddon" wrote:

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> Yes - mine does the same thing. Unusually, the update I did before this
> happened installed before it rebooted - it told me it was installing
> them when I shut it down and said I shouldn't power down. I did as it
> said (last night) and tried to turn it on today and it does nothing....
> I really don't want to spend the weekend trying to sort this out!
> Annoyingly there is no real support for this kind of thing - even
> though it mean's my computer has been essentially ransaked without my
> permission!
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Old 05-11-2009
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Re: Computer freezes immediately during bootup after windows update

I think that Microsoft is trying to kill XP so that people will buy MS7. I've had nothing but problems with XP updates ever since 7 came out.
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Old 25-11-2010
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Re: Computer freezes immediately during bootup after windows update

i prefer using tuneup360 to help me dealing with my PC problems~maybe you guys could have a try when you find it inconvinient to solve those problems by yourself.
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