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Windows 7: Windows would not boot after windows update

25 Feb 2009   #1
melzbelz

Windows 7
 
 
Windows would not boot after windows update

After doing the test updates and an nvidia update, my Dell xps m1210 would not boot up. When I pressed the power button, the media direct light and the other lights came on but screen stayed dark. I had to power it off multiple times before it booted normally. Yikes!


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25 Feb 2009   #2
weedmonk

Windows Se7en Ultimate Beta x86 Build 7057
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by melzbelz View Post
After doing the test updates and an nvidia update, my Dell xps m1210 would not boot up. When I pressed the power button, the media direct light and the other lights came on but screen stayed dark. I had to power it off multiple times before it booted normally. Yikes!
Weird, I'll be on the lookout for the issue. Fellow m1210 owner here. These models are real finicky especially the GPU.
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25 Feb 2009   #3
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Try rolling back the NVidia update to the previous.

~Lordbob
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25 Feb 2009   #4
Iknewitwin7

Windows 7 Pro x64 & Win7 Pre x64 / Ubuntu 9.10 Beta
 
 

I have seen Windows having issues updating your system drivers in the past. I always update drivers from the manufacture, and only install updates for the OS itself.

If you let Windows update your Nvidia driver, then try to roll it back in safe mode, then install the latest driver from NVidia
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26 Feb 2009   #5
melzbelz

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Iknewitwin7 View Post
I have seen Windows having issues updating your system drivers in the past. I always update drivers from the manufacture, and only install updates for the OS itself.

If you let Windows update your Nvidia driver, then try to roll it back in safe mode, then install the latest driver from NVidia
Once the machine powered up properly, it ran well. Better even than before.

I powered it up and down- no weirdness, so I left on to see what would happen over night. This morning the PC wouldn't wake up- the power light was on and I could hear hard drive activity but screen was dark. I forced it into safe mode. Event logs showed a number of warnings and errors- Broadcomm reported network link down, bluetooth adapter failure, a platform firmware corruption across system power transition and WLAN Autoconfig service has successfully stopped. This all started shortly after
I went to bed so there must be a problem with the power management.

I did system restore and all is well for now.
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26 Feb 2009   #6
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Alright, let us know how it works out.

~Lordbob
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01 Mar 2009   #7
melzbelz

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Alright, let us know how it works out.

~Lordbob
Well, it's been a few days since my PC wouldn't boot. I did a system restore and completely disabled sleep. I reinstalled all the Windows updates and the PC is running fine now. It recovers fine on restarts and hibernation. I have never been a fan of the sleep option so I'm leaving it disabled.
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01 Mar 2009   #8
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Alright cool. Glad it works for you.

~Lordbob
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