Thursday night I installed a round of updates from Windows Update. All went well during the process. I even noted that that it said "Creating restore point." Since then, my system has been acting very erratically. I tried to restore to before the update, but it appears that all my restore points have been deleted.
The most common problem is that 5-10 minutes after I boot up, my system will hang. I will still be able to move my mouse, but any programs that I have open will stop responding. I'll have to do a hard reset to start the process over.
One time I did get a BSOD. It read STOP: 0x000000F4. Here's the dump file: MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service
What I have done already:
- Run scandisc
- Tried increasing the amount of space reserved for restore points to 20gb
- Tried running a selective startup with only MS services at startup (This seemed to work once, but I can't reproduce it)
- Tried uninstalling the updates, but I'm unable to do so in safe mode
I've searched the forums and it seems like a lot of other people have had this problem. Luckily I'm able to start up in safe mode to write this, but so far none of the other suggestions have worked.