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Windows 7: BSOD after rebuilding OS

14 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
BSOD after rebuilding OS

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
Dell Studio 1557
OEM, purchased Dec 2010

System previously froze periodically and then crashed. Yesterday, could NOT boot system up, so I restored system based on a system image created on 18 Mar 2012. Then, I uninstalled every program I hadn't used and tried to update all drivers. Computer worked great with multiple restarts.

I finally updated Window Updates which required 42 updates. System created BSOD on restart.

Please evaluate to see if I need to rebuild from scratch or if I missed updating a driver or something else.

Thanks

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Let's see if we can't get your computer updated.

Please follow the procedure I give to the letter. Skip no step. Install each and every update. This is Win 7 and not eXPired.

Read the write-up carefully. Pay attention to the action to take when the install appears to be hung.

UPDATING YOUR WIN 7
1. ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE ALL UPDATES
WIN | type WINDOWS UPDATE | ENTER |
Change settings (left-hand column) |
checkmark all four of the boxes | OK
button

Approve any dialog boxes presented. Let Windows install any update features.

WIN is the key with the Microsoft flag on top.

2. INSTALL CRITICAL UPDATES
Check for Updates
(left-hand column)
Install ALL critical updates.
Restart your computer (even if not prompted)

Repeat this procedure until there are no more critical updates.

DO NOT TRUST the “Windows is up to date” in center of dialog. until you see that TWICE IN A ROW!

3. INSTALL IMPORTANT UPDATES
Use the “critical update” procedure until all important updates are installed.

4. INSTALL OPTIONAL UPDATES
Use the “critical update” procedure until all optional updates are installed.

Under Optional updates you will be presented with a list of about 34 language updates.
You can hide those updates so that aren't continually notified of those updates. When you click on 34 optional updates are available, then you
a) highlight all of the language updates,
b) right-click anywhere in the highlighted list.
c) click on Hide Updates,
d) OK button.


UPDATE GOLDEN RULES

Install ALL, yes, ALL updates.
This is Win 7 and not Vista or XP (eXPired).

UPDATE IS HUNG –TAKING FOREVER
Hung is very doubtful unless you interrupted updates.

CTRL + SHIFT + ESC key combo will pop-up the Task Manager.
Lo and behold, Windows Update is still running!

You hold down the CTRL and SHIFT keys.
While holding them down, tap the ESC key once.
======================================
======================================

Afterwards, I'll give you a script to run which will indicate then installed and uninstalled updates. The uninstalled updates should be empty!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Software status

So you caught me. I do NOT have either Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft InfoPath installed, so I have been picking and choosing on what Microsoft updates to install. Well, apparently your directions are correct. See this link for confirmation:

Do I need Outlook updates when I do not have Outlook installed?
Do I need Outlook updates when I do not have Outlook installed? - Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads

After checking for Microsoft updates twice, the only update that is NOT installed is Microsoft Bing Desktop which is listed as optional.

Computer status

Computer has been working great since the OS restore from the image. Computer restarted twice with no problems.

FYI, my hometown is San Antonio, TX. Austin is a nice a place.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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17 Jul 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Excellent.

Here is the promised script to run and instructions on how.

# **********************INSTRUCTIONS**************************
# STEP 1 ** RUN POWERSHELL AS ADMINISTRATOR ******************
# ************************************************************
#
# WIN key | type POWERSHELL | do NOT hit ENTER |
# in the PROGRAMS list, right-click on WINDOWS POWERSHELL |
# choose "Run as administrator" |
# Click on the YES button (if such appears)
#
# WIN key = key with Microsoft log on top
#
# for the guru:
# WIN | type POWERSHELL | CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER key combo | ALT+Y keycombo
# ************************************************************
# STEP 2 ** COPY AND PASTE ***********************************
# ************************************************************
#
# COPY the script using CTRL+C,
# COPY every line of script down thru both EXIT statements
#
# PASTE into Powershell
#----Right-Click at the PowerShell Prompt
#----(Ctrl+V does not work)
#
# Start copying with first script line without a # at start of the line
# Note: Actually, you can paste the entire file if you rather
#-------Lines starting with a # are ignored by PowerShell
# ************************************************************
# STEP 3 ** SCRIPT OUTPUT & SCRIPT PURPOSE *******************
# ************************************************************
# --The script output and purpose is given at the very front of the script
#
# --The script output and purpose is given at the very front of the script
#
# ************************************************************
# ***************** NOTE - POWERSHELL VERSION*****************
# if you receive this error msg:
#--The system can not find the path specified
# you may need to update your PowerShell
# you must be using Powershell 2.0 or later.
#
# To determine your Powershell version:
#---Run PowerShell
#---enter $host.version
#---you should see at least:
# Major Minor Build Revision
# ----- ----- ----- --------
# 2......0......-1.....-1
#
# If you do not see the above, update your Vista/Win 7.
# ************************************************************
# *************** NOTE - EXECUTION POLICY*********************
# If you haven't set the execution policy, you may need to:
#---Run PowerShell
#---enter SET-EXECUTIONPOLICY -EXECUTIONPOLICY REMOTESIGNED
# ************************************************************

Script:
# ************************************************************
# Places InstalledUpdates.txt on your DESKTOP
# Places NotInstalledUpdates.TXT on your DESKTOP
#
# Hidden updates are ignored.
# ************************************************************

Try
{
   
$error.clear()
   
$file "$env:userprofile\Desktop\InstalledUpdates.TXT"
   
If (test-path -path $file) {del $file}
   
$update = new-object -com Microsoft.update.Session
   $searcher 
$update.CreateUpdateSearcher()
   
write-host "`n`n Patience. I'm slowly, but steadily working on fetching the list of installed updates.`n`n"
   
$pending $searcher.Search("IsInstalled=1"
   foreach(
$entry in $pending.Updates) {
     IF (
$entry.IsHidden -ne $true) {
       
"Title: " $entry.Title Out-file -append $File
       
"Downloaded? " $entry.IsDownloaded Out-file -append $File
       
"Description: " $entry.Description Out-file -append $File
       
foreach($category in $entry.Categories) {
           
$d "Category: " $category.name Out-file -append $File }
       
"" Out-file -append $file } }
   If ((
Test-Path -path $file) -eq $false) {"No updates have been installed." Out-file $file
# Now to check the uninstalled updates that aren't hidden
   
$file "$env:userprofile\Desktop\NotInstalledUpdates.TXT"
   
If (test-path -path $file) {del $file}
   
$update = new-object -com Microsoft.update.Session
   $searcher 
$update.CreateUpdateSearcher()
   
write-host "`n`n Patience. I'm slowly, but steadily working on fetching the list of uninstalled updates.`n`n"
   
$pending $searcher.Search("IsInstalled=0"
   foreach(
$entry in $pending.Updates) {
   IF (
$entry.IsHidden -ne $true) {
       
"Title: " $entry.Title Out-file -append $File
       
"Downloaded? " $entry.IsDownloaded Out-file -append $File
       
"Description: " $entry.Description Out-file -append $File
       
foreach($category in $entry.Categories) {
         
$d "Category: " $category.name Out-file -append $File }
       
"" Out-file -append $file } }
   If (-
not(Test-Path -path -$file)) {"There are no uninstalled updates which are unhidden." Out-file $file
}
Catch { 
"Unable to fetch update list from Microsoft site" }
Finally "End of script"; EXIT }

EXIT
EXIT 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Script ran. Files are attached.

The "NotInstalledUpdates.txt" file states "There are no uninstalled updates which are unhidden."

Computer has working great with no BSOD.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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