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Windows 7: Accidentally switched off computer - busy installing win updates

04 Jul 2012   #11
blouogies

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

No it install and when I restart it wont start normally it does a restore and that is the only way to get working on my windows!


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04 Jul 2012   #12
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Could try these:
Run the microsoft fix-it tool: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9666880
Run the system update readiness tool: Download: System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 (KB947821) [May 2012] - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
Reset update components with the microsoft fix-it tool: How do I reset Windows Update components?
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04 Jul 2012   #13
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blouogies View Post
Hi

Ok I think I know what is the problem. I installed all my updates one by one and restarted. Until I came across this one:Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 (KB2699988)

When I install this ons my windows must do a restore. I tried it two times and every time the same thing happen.

Should I hide this update or what should I do to fix this?
It appears Microsoft (MS) is being inundated with complaints about the KB2699988 update especially if the user has DFX Audio Enhancer version 10 installed on the computer - Workaround

Intermixed in the following two links are posts where the user does not have DFX installed.
Latest Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 (KB2699988) makes IE9 unusable - TechNet

After installing KB2699988, Internet Explorer 9 is no longer - Microsoft Answers


IMHO, MS's eyes were bigger than their stomach, in trying to use this GDR to fix problems that stem all the way back to IE6, and XP, See Applies to: MS12-037: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: June 12, 2012
Quote:
Hotfixes

Security update 2699988 packages for Windows XP and for Windows Server 2003 include Internet Explorer hotfix files and general distribution release (GDR) files. If no existing Internet Explorer files are from the hotfix environment, security update 2699988 installs the GDR files.

Hotfixes are intended to correct only the problems that are described in the Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that are associated with the hotfixes. Apply hotfixes only to systems that are experiencing these specific problems.

These hotfixes may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains these hotfixes. For more information about how to install the hotfixes that are included in security update 2699988, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 897225 How to install hotfixes that are included in cumulative security updates for Internet Explorer
Source: MS12-037: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: June 12, 2012
MS should be painfully aware of the problems that IE9 caused when it first came out March 14th of last year but they still insisted on producing this all inclusive GDR.
We have KB2699988 installed on our machine with no problems, but we only have IE8.

I would remove KB2699988 for now, and hide it the next time it shows up in Windows Updates then wait to re-install until you hear the issues have been addressed.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blouogies View Post
And how do I check this:
EDIT:
I wonder if the OP has restore points turned off?
See Information box, and Example for: System Restore - Enable or Disable to determine.

To reach System Restore:
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\System\Click on System Protection, left Panel

If any of the buttons on the System Protection Tab; System Restore\Configure\Create are grayed out then System Restore is Disabled if not then it is Enabled.
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05 Jul 2012   #14
blouogies

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Thank you Anak

I have hiden it till it is sorted out!!

My system restore is enable.

Thank you for everyone's help!!!!

You guys Rock!
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05 Jul 2012   #15
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Glad to hear things are working. Great news! Thanks for posting back.
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05 Jul 2012   #16
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blouogies View Post
Thank you Anak

I have hiden it till it is sorted out!!

My system restore is enable.

Thank you for everyone's help!!!!

You guys Rock!
Your welcome blouogies!
I echo marsmimar's sentiments, great to hear your system is stable now, and posting back to let us know. Thank you!


I recall that you did not have enough restore points:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blouogies View Post
I tried to manually access System Restore to select a restore point but it only has till the 25th and the blond moment occurred 15 June '12.
As you have experienced, it would be in your best interests if you had more points to work with.
My general rule of thumb is to have enough points to overlap the previous months release of Windows Updates.

Currently I have 29 dating back to the 17th of May, 26 that deal with Windows Updates, and three with programs that I installed.

If you would like to increase the amount of points follow this tutorial: System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage
It should be noted that this increase will depend on how large your HDD is, mine is 1TB, and I have allocated 27GB to give me those 29 points.

With only six showing in your Snip attachment it would seem that you are only allocating maybe 8GB. I would at least double that, then use your machine at least until the next round of updates to see how many you now have in reserve.
It will take a while depending on the amount of activity on your machine, see information box here: System Restore Point - Create

Here is how I have mine set:
Accidentally switched off computer - busy installing win updates-re3storepoints.jpg


Oh! And don't forget to click on Apply, and then OK.


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