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updating in win 8.1 throws critical process died

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    updating in win 8.1 throws critical process died


    i was using win 8 .1 RTM

    and after somedays of installation it asks for restart for update

    but when ever i do it says critical process died

    1. i tried reseting it becomes ok but again after few days it asks for update and same issue

    2. i tried clean install of win 8.1 by formatting clean hard drive but still when ever it restarts after updates it says critical process died

    Sys Specs

    1. core i 3 3220
    2. Mb Gigabyte B75m D3H
    3. 8Gb Ram
    4. on borard graphcs
    5. i am using both HDMi and DVI output
    i for PC and another for DTH

    does that the issue
    some component is casuing trouble but i couldnt find which one it is

    1. i tried several varaition like clean install, upgrade everything ends with critical process died after update restart

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  2. #2


    Hello, raj402. Sounds like a hardware problem to me if you fresh installed and still having problems? Yes? Do you overclock to cause heat problems? How old is it? Does the case need to be cleaned of dust? Did you run memory and HD tests?
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  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Hello, raj402. Sounds like a hardware problem to me if you fresh installed and still having problems? Yes? Do you overclock to cause heat problems? How old is it? Does the case need to be cleaned of dust? Did you run memory and HD tests?
    but it works 100% normal with 8.1 RTM
    only if i do updates it throws critical process dead and not booting up

    some windows 8.1 .1 updates only causing problems
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  4. #4


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    Windows 8.1


    but it works 100% normal with 8.1 RTM
    only if i do updates it throws critical process dead and not booting up

    some windows 8.1 .1 updates only causing problems
    Your issue is not clear at this point IMHO. Did Windows Update ever work for you? Is it failing only when you try to apply the Win 8.1.1 updates (which are not yet formally available as far as I know)?
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  5. #5


    i installed windows 8.1 update 1 i guess so i came back to windows 8.1 RTM now no error after updates

    never install updates unless its official
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  6. #6


    So that's what it was. It's ok on a test machine, but not on a main machine.

    Glad you were able to fix it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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