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Windows7 not booting after installing Windows update

Q: Windows7 not booting after installing Windows update

Yesterday i installed the windows update from Windows and slept. On the next day morinig i was not able to boot the system. Please help.

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A: Windows7 not booting after installing Windows update

Did this machine go into hibernation during the update?
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A:Windows7 not booting; BSoDs

I Managed to get the Technical Information of my Bluescreen!
'*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xFFFFF880009A9928, 0xFFFFFFFFC0000034, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)
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Hi and welcome to TSF did you try system restore from safe mode
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What game did you install and what is the BSOD Code?

Can you provide your system specs?
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A:Windows update breaks after installing update agent 7.6.7600.320

Hi Jo123 & welcome to the forum.
Please follow Windows Update Posting Instructions.
Don't think issue is with windows os, it's windows update.
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Quote: Originally Posted by klausindc


Got a really annoying problem. I am having a dual boot machine with Win7 and Kubuntu 10.04 x64. For some reason every time I have been in Kubuntu and try to reboot into Windows, either a lot drivers fail to load at startup and I have to reboot (which normally leads to everything being okay) or Windows crashes doing startup. I have tried to run Chkdsk, which says everything is okay and sfc /scannow which also says everything is okay. After one crash I tried to start up in 'recovery mode' but Windows were unable to repair what ever the problem was. There does not seems to be any problem with Kubuntu!
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jesus

The computer boots just fine at the default clock of 2.66Ghz ...

So let's recap: when you don't use the hardware in a way which pushes it outside its design envelope, then everything is fine. But when you do overclock, then it all goes belly-up.


Quote: Originally Posted by Jesus

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Hi, go to start, search and type:- cmd right click on the returned cmd.exe and select "run as administrator" at the prompt copy paste the below cmds (in red) pressing enter after each one:-

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A:Using windows7 thinking of Installing XP on old HDD safe?

Yes.....there's always that risk if infection with an outdated/non-supported OS.

Suggestion: Instead of dual/multi booting.....why not just use/set up the 2nd HDD as a VM. Doing all of this through your windows 7....using the 1 TB HDD as storage (D drive) and when setting up the VM just point the VM's to the D drive and allocate 100 GB (what ever you like) for each VM. At least this way you'd isolate your primary C drive from any chance of infection.
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A:Help Installing Windows7 and merging two partitions

Quote: Originally Posted by patmos

I need help before installing new Windows7. My present configuration is Drive D: WinXP (Home office) 59 GB for general use
Drive F: WinXP (Home Studio) 40 GB for music
Drive C: Win7 RC - have been testing it since RC launch.
Now I want to install a new win7 32-bit . I intend to have more space for it. I plan to merge Drives C and F, format and install win7 on it.
secondly convert Home Office to Home Studio and shrink Drive D to 40GB.
My question is how to do it. My experience is with Win XP. If it were WinXP,I would boot from CD and delete partition / create partition. Is it same with win7. Can I start this way.

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Quote: Originally Posted by bablo

Dear all,

Last week I did a clean install from Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 32 bit to Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit. During the process this forum helped me a lot, and most of my problems are solved now, but... Since I installed Windows 7 I noticed that my laptop (Dell Inspiron 1545, Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6400 @ 2.00GHz, 4 Gb RAM, Intel Chipset) is getting very hot on the surface and I don't hear the fans running anymore. While using Ableton Live 8 the laptop shut of twice, I think of overheating.
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All help is greatly appreciated.

Hi and welcome

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Quote: Originally Posted by Tompa

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hi guys! i got this weird problem. i just bought this new computer and every part of it seems to work like it should (atleast so i belive) and everything is starting nicely and everything is found in bios.
however when i try to install windows 7 x64 and when i come to the part where i have to choose which driver to install my windows 7 on, it cant find any driver.
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Sometimes you can have better luck by downloading the Service Pack and installing it directly, rather than using Windows Update.

Download: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932) - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

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I own P500 too but I use it with new HDD but with original recovery image (Win7 64bit) that I got with it. Why to have such problems as you when I can have perfectly installed OS. What I do after recovery image installation is clean up and OS optimization. I remove all stuff I don't need and disable all useless processes that can slow down my system.
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Never mind, I've screwed it up even more now and it says winloaded.exe is unverified digital signature ect.

I'm just gonna buy a Windows 7 Repair Disk and hope it doesn't delete my files.
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