Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: After last Windows Update Win7 64bit ultimate will not boot

3 Weeks Ago   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

I agree with Megahertz here. To test whether the motherboard is still alive you need to remove all drives, remove the memory, and try to boot up - the motherboard speaker should beep. If it does not, this means your motherboard is dead. If it does, you need to reset the BIOS. To do that you need to remove the CMOS battery and in addition you need to disconnect and reconnect the jumpers, but I think this last step is specific to your motherboard, you need to search on how to do that exactly.

Now, this kind of a hardware failure *CAN* be triggered by software - I had a case with a Dell All-in-One which gradually died after an update to Windows 10. Dell said they did not support Windows 10 on that machine and so the only possible solution was to find a specialty computer shop where someone could reprogram the BIOS chip on the motherboard. After that the machine works just fine (with Windows 8.1).

As to the last updates, I can confirm that on my two Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate all went well - the updates installed and both machines are working just fine. I did see this full screen notice of the support expiration, clicked "don't bother me" and that's that, no problems there. So I suspect this is an unfortunate coincidence, or indeed the BIOS got damaged during the restart.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 After last Windows Update Win7 64bit ultimate will not boot

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
(VM) Win7 Ultimate 64bit update error 80073712 (KB3068708)
Hi I installed a fresh and untouched Win7 Ultimate SP1 Iso in virtualmachine and first did all the updates, around 170+ in total. The apparently last update KB3068708 is getting an error code 80073712 and I dont seem to get it fixed. Tried many tutorials like Update troubleshooter,...
Windows Updates & Activation
Sudden fail to boot - possible partition issue? Win7 Ultimate 64bit
Hi all, First time here. I've been reading through lots of issues and resolutions of failed boots. I think I have a slightly unusual problem because some items aren't working.:( I've disconnected all other drives and just have the primary Win7 (ultimate 64bit) drive and DVD drive...
General Discussion
Unable to update Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Service Pack 1
I am not talking about updating to Service Pack 1. I had a thread similar to this earlier in the week, but I started a new thread as I have more information. (I had to replace my SSD, that's why I needed to install Windows again (I did NOT activate Windows with old SSD)) I don't know if this...
Windows Updates & Activation
Cannot boot my computer from win7 ultimate 64bit
i hv 2 hdd win 7 ultimate 64 nit was installed on my primary drive.2nd drive was a linux drive so i formatted it for installing win xp sp2 pro.while installing i dint remove my primary i am nt able to boot my computer from my primary drive but it boots into win xp directly.if i disable my...
Installation & Setup
Windows Ultimate 64bit fresh install wont boot
I cant figure this one out and wont stop till i do. I create a desktop from various used and new piece all working and good. I have a asus p5q motherboard with intel 2.66ghz 775chipset and pny 1 gb crap ram. i update the bios to latest version and i believe everythings running good on that end....
BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:13.
Twitter Facebook