Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Forced 8.1 Update Broke PC

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Forced 8.1 Update Broke PC


    So as you probably know, windows 8 users have constantly been receiving popus telling them windows 8.1 is free. You are given the option to install it or not to. The other night, I received a popup saying that my pc would restart to install windows 8.1 despite me never asking me to. I decided to postpone for 4 hours (since that was the longest option) and finished on my pc before it asked again.

    When I turned my pc on today, it finished the update. This has broken my pc. I avoided updating to 8.1 because I heard about it being extremely broken, and it turns out I cant do anything.

    The first time I boot/log in, the wallpaper and taskbar loads (without quicklaunch icons) and that's it. If I hover over the taskbar with the cursor, it shows the loading circle thing. The only thing I can do is hit Ctrl + Alt + Delet and either reboot or re-login. The 2nd time I log in or boot, All my icons and stuff load normaly but after about 3 seconds it will start switching between my desktop and the colour of my start menue (blank background) staying on each for about 1/2 a second. After about 5-10 seconds of this, it will return to the desktop with nothing loaded as mentioned before.

    What's happening and how can I fix it?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    As mentioned before, sometimes it loads normaly for about 10-15 secs, so I used this time to start a factory reset. I'll see what happens when it's done.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Forced 8.1 Update Broke PC
Related Threads
Hi there. Back on the 9th I installed the Windows 8.1 Update 1 for my laptop (HP Envy m6-1206TX), which - to the best of my understanding - has broken my computer. Neither my computer nor WhoCrashed seems to think there's a problem, so I don't have anything better than a description for this. ...
CPU/Disk issues after forced update in Performance & Maintenance
My PC reset itself yesterday to apply an update. It all seemed to be going fine until I was unable to boot my PC up beyond the Lenovo screen. I tried restore points, running a diagnosis, running an auto-repair, but nothing worked. Eventually, I gave up and chose a windows refresh. My computer boots...
(NO, I DIDN'T END THE PROCESS.) "This app can't run on your PC" Happened after I installed a Ubuntu theme pack for windows 7, while I'm running 8. Any easy fixes?
I got my new comp yesterday and it was working fine but during critical updates the power cord came unplugged and since then my computer won't work. When I press the power button it turns on for a second or two, then immediately turns off, then just continues doing this in an endless loop restart...
Hi! If anyone could help me out with this, I would greatly appreciate it. About an hour ago, l noticed all the services in my control panel are giving an error. They say "Failed to Read Description. Error Code 2" where the description is supposed to be. It looks like they're running though....
Solved I broke IE 10 in Browsers & Mail
Internet Explorer 10 used to work. Then I installed a bunch of stuff and it does not work anymore. I went to MS website and they had some suggestions - tried them all, and it now works in Metro, and ONLY if I make it my default browser. Still won`t work in desktop mode even if it is the...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook