Like many on this forum, I have problems all associated with the August updates. I was happily working away Aug. 12, when the little pop-up said it needed to restart after installing updates. All this has worked fine for me for months after doing the clean install method on this forum. Not this time. After waiting an hour for the reboot, reconfigure, whatever windows to finish, I shut it down.
Now, I get the desktop to open, and all the icons waiting, but nothing works. Restore points are gone. Safe mode doesn't let me go to the internet. I have a nice-looking, non-functional desktop. Repairs from disk do nothing. Chkdsk does nothing. I'm dead in the water.
I have the carbonite backup, but it won't open. It shows the backup directory, but it won't open. I'm ready to do another install from scratch if I absolutely have to, but am needing this computer!