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Windows 7: Windows 7 freezes on start up must always use task manager

11 Jun 2012   #1

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Windows 7 freezes on start up must always use task manager

After downoading some windows critical updates (this is about 6 months ago) my computer would lock up after windows started and I could no do anything until I started task manager. All I have to do is start task manager and close it and then everything is fine. Becuase of this, I just didnt bother trying to find a fix but I wondered if anyone has advice on how to correct this problem. Thx.

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11 Jun 2012   #2
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It's too bad you waited since the solution when Updates causes an issue is to use the restore point set with every set of Updates to System Restore.

Work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.
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