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Windows 7: Strange behavior of Updates during recent installs

24 May 2015   #31
Andyrids

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

I have been having more or less exactly the same problems Gacrux the exception being I was manually checking for updates rather than having them on auto... either way the results were same.

After 3 reinstalls of Windows I started doing something similar to what Noel has posted and eventually everything went in and working apparently fine that was 4 days ago... after having the machine powered on for approximately 30 hours (cued video editing) the machine was rather sluggish (that does tend to happen at times after the video editing) I set it to restart and went off to make a brew, come back 5 mins later here it is prompting me to do a system restore ?!? so I elected to run startup repair instead, yes I repeated it 3 times without it actually repairing anything and said to myself screw it. I went ahead and just restored the backup image I created before running WU...

So Gacrux if you got anything of importance on there I would back it up immediately just in case the same happens to you in a few days time... One thing that may or may not be relevant is I did not download or install any of the updates that were pertaining to Win 10... I also did not have time to dig through error logs as I had to get this system back up and running ASAP.


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24 May 2015   #32
Gacrux

Windows 8.1 X64 Update 3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Andyrids View Post
I have been having more or less exactly the same problems Gacrux the exception being I was manually checking for updates rather than having them on auto... either way the results were same.

After 3 reinstalls of Windows I started doing something similar to what Noel has posted and eventually everything went in and working apparently fine that was 4 days ago... after having the machine powered on for approximately 30 hours (cued video editing) the machine was rather sluggish (that does tend to happen at times after the video editing) I set it to restart and went off to make a brew, come back 5 mins later here it is prompting me to do a system restore ?!? so I elected to run startup repair instead, yes I repeated it 3 times without it actually repairing anything and said to myself screw it. I went ahead and just restored the backup image I created before running WU...

So Gacrux if you got anything of importance on there I would back it up immediately just in case the same happens to you in a few days time... One thing that may or may not be relevant is I did not download or install any of the updates that were pertaining to Win 10... I also did not have time to dig through error logs as I had to get this system back up and running ASAP.
This happened to me several times while trying to setup a VM, just like I said before, after WU I had from few DLL corruptions to total system failure beyond repair. I never seen it before.

At my host machine I make offline backups, so total OS failure is not really a problem despite of the time lost to reinstall everything if it fails.

What is funny is that right now everything is working and the problems are magically gone, I just tested W7 WU again and it's fine.
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24 May 2015   #33
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You can always rescue your files unless the HD fails. Use Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
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