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It never rains, it pours! Two failed OSes in one day!


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Hello everyone, I have just turned on my laptop, after not using it for a few days, and BOTH my operating systems are playing up! I'm getting a "Updates failed, Undoing Changes" error on my Windows 8.1 install, and a "DPC Watchdog violation" BSOD in Windows 10 TP.

What's making things worse is that all of my System Restore point have vanished (I have now read that some disk defraggers can delete them - including MyDefrag that I use) So I'm a bit stuck (Are there any free defraggers that don't remove Restore Points?)

I have tried booting into Safe Mode on my Windows 8.1 install, using the original Windows 8 installation DVD, but no option appears in "Advanced" so I can't boot into Safe Mode.

The only thing I can think that's caused Windows 10 to fail, was I plugged in my Samsung mobile and it installed a driver for it the last time I used it.

Any suggestions? Many thanks in advance :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3330 @ 3.00GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI B75MA-P45 (MS-7798) (SOCKET 0)
    Memory
    8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series (MSI)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG IPS234 ([email protected])
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    128GB OCZ-AGILITY3 ATA Device (SSD)
    1TB SAMSUNG HD103SJ ATA Device (SATA)

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HTPC: Custom built
    CPU
    intel i5-2400
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z68MX-DS2H
    Memory
    16GB Corsair DDR3-1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    on-board HD3000
    Sound Card
    On-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 32" LED
    Hard Drives
    eight HGTS Deskstar NAS, 3TB
    seven WD Red NAS, 3TB
    one Seagate ES.2, 1TB
    one 64GB SSD
    PSU
    Corsair 750W
    Case
    Li-Lian case with SuperMicro hotswap backplane
    Cooling
    Case 4 6" fans, stock CPU cooler
    Other Info
    Two 3-Ware (LSI) model 9650SE-8LPML RAID cards.

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