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Win7 failing to boot due to patch.

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February 24, 2010 8:53:20 PM

I shut down my system after installing the latest set of Win7 patches about 3 hours ago and now it refuses to boot. Tried to restore previous points with no luck, they all give the same result as before, it simply gets to the 'loading windows' screen with no animation and just hangs there.
In repair it passes all of the tests before giving the reason for not being able to boot as "due to Windows patch", I'm at somewhat of a loss here...

This is on a completely legal copy of Win7 64.

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a c 225 $ Windows 7
February 24, 2010 9:01:53 PM

Will it boot into safe mode? If so, you may be able to remove the offending patch from there and reboot into normal mode successfully.
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a b $ Windows 7
February 24, 2010 10:55:44 PM

if that doesn't work, perhaps a system restore will resolve said issue
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a b $ Windows 7
February 25, 2010 1:17:17 AM

what A/V program are you using
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February 25, 2010 9:23:41 AM

arges86 said:
if that doesn't work, perhaps a system restore will resolve said issue

Tried that, the latest restore point simply fails and any previous ones just leave me hanging on boot.


I'm also using Kaspersky.

Edit: Forgot to mention, cant get into safe mode as it locks before reaching the point which would allow me to enter it. Strangely enough though I managed to boot into the safe mode for windows repair (didnt even know it had one) and the diagnostic turned up with no problem found.
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a b $ Windows 7
February 25, 2010 9:34:00 AM

can you try a startup repair from the install disk? Does W7 do that? I know Vista did...
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February 25, 2010 9:40:33 AM

mi1ez said:
can you try a startup repair from the install disk? Does W7 do that? I know Vista did...


The automated repair does bugger all unfortunately, all it does is say repair unsuccesful and gives the reason for failing to boot (due to the patch).
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February 25, 2010 9:59:50 AM

Buy a legit version of Windows instead of pirating one.
Problem solved.

Windows just released a patch to stop pirates, coincidence? Unlikely.
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February 25, 2010 10:05:29 AM

vorless said:
Buy a legit version of Windows instead of pirating one.
Problem solved.

Windows just released a patch to stop pirates, coincidence? Unlikely.


If you had bothered to read what the 'anti pirate' patch does then you'd not have posted something so utterly stupid, it's in the news section.
Still dont believe me? I can send you a picture of my Win7 case/disk if you insist.


To quote the news: "Of course, if a hack or exploit is found, Windows 7 will alert the user by removing the desktop background and pop up periodic reminders of just how non-genuine it is feeling.", yeah, totally sounds like my problem.
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a b $ Windows 7
February 25, 2010 10:54:56 AM

vorless said:
Buy a legit version of Windows instead of pirating one.
Problem solved.

Windows just released a patch to stop pirates, coincidence? Unlikely.

If you've never had windows crap out through an update, think yourself very lucky! Doesn't make OP a pirate though.
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February 25, 2010 11:06:28 AM

It's seemingly sorted for now (well it's booted up anyway), after running checkdisk noticed that the disk size shown was a few hundred gb's smaller then it should be, switched over SATA ports and hey presto, it loads.

I've had problems with my SATA ports in the past but never guessed that it was causing this issue, so might be time for an upgrade to i5/7 in order to replace this piece of crap..

Unfortunately now the system restore has gone through the patches are no longer installed, leaving me in a quandary as to install them or not.
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February 25, 2010 12:21:04 PM

Some restore points can be undone.
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a b $ Windows 7
February 25, 2010 1:02:17 PM

i'd install them again...
it seems to have just been a coincident
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a c 225 $ Windows 7
February 25, 2010 3:23:42 PM

arges86 said:
i'd install them again...
it seems to have just been a coincident


+1. When patches mess up a system as they did to you, it's usually a one-time thing. Attempting the patch install again 99% of the time does not result in the same behavior as the first attempted install.
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March 4, 2010 8:27:50 AM

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