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  1. #1
    seanlong Guest

    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.



  2. #2
    seanlong Guest

    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?

  3. #3
    Mark L. Ferguson Guest

    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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    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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    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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    Arrhen Guest

    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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    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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    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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