Windows 8.1 refuses to boot after Tuesday Update

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Last Tuesday Microsoft issued their August updates for fixes and security, unfortunately it renders Windows 8.1 completely to un-bootable for a lot of end-users. The issue resides in two updated file...

    Windows 8.1 refuses to boot after Tuesday Update
     
  2. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    Geez, they are getting worse and worse, they bricked peoples phones with a WP8.1 update not long ago too, then the 8.1.1 update failed to install on many peoples phones
     
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    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    I would be so fkn pissed if this would happen to me
     
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    Yea I got away with it, no issues here, wouldn't have been impressed if it had locked me out
     

  5. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    Funnily enough, I did have my Windows 8.1 PC freeze while signing into Windows earlier this week but have had no problems since. I'm not sure whether than was a result of these updates but I installed all of the updates on Wednesday evening.
     
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    Labyrinth Ancient Guru

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    I'm glad I have a disk image to full back on if anything did happen
     
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    Things are not well in the land of Microsoft.
    You can only "shake-up" a big machine so much before parts start to fall off.
     
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    I was panicked when I read the this post. TheN I realised I rebooted more than 2 times after the Tuesday update. That's really bad.
     
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    southamptonfc Ancient Guru

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    WTF is going on in their testing dept?

    It would be interesting to know exactly how many people are affected by this before being too critical but this is quite shocking.
     
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    I'm not sure if I fully understand - first two reboots after this problematic update are OK and the third one can fail?
     

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    I don't think they have one. But Microsoft are used to Fails, so nothing shocking here.
     
  12. Extraordinary

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    Thats what it sounds like, Im trying to find and remove the updates, but seems they're not listed in the removable updates for me, maybe because I updated them manually
     
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    no issuse for me, luck i guess :)
     
  14. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    Found and uninstalled them

    Rebooting...... fingers crossed lol
     
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    Microsoft are certainly not doing themselves any favours of late.
     

  16. somemadcaaant

    somemadcaaant Master Guru

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    You realise they only have Surface Pro's to test this on right?

    "strokes Surface Pro as it boots up windows..."
     
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    Uninstalled them, Rebooted, all is good
     
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    My computer is always having problems, trying to work out what piece of hardware cost money. Recently it was the 4 yo cmos battery causing blue screens. Now it freezes once every 2 days. I'm guessing either sound chip or faulty ps2 keyboard not managing well on win8. Last guess will be video card. I've learned to gauge the problems based on $$$, low to high. At least for these people its cheap :3
     
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    After reading this I booted up my PC and now it just keeps restarting. About the 3rd boot since update install...crap
     
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    Its like the "Five-Point-Palm Exploding-Heart-Technique", take a few steps (Reboots) and your heart explodes - sit where you are (Don't reboot) and you're fine

    I was up to about 2 reboots before removing them
     

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