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Solved Windows 8 Boot issue after update installation


Intel

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Hello, so recently, something strange has been occurring when installing a batch of Windows 8 updates; It seems as though when I install these updates and it sits at the screen which says "Configuring windows updates **%". The system then restarts. But after the windows boot logo dissapears, the screen displays no signal then the screen turns and it is blank (with no cursor) and then it displays no signal once again, then the screen turns on and it is blank. This process seems to repeat itself infinitely, whilst the HDD is working hard; doing something in the background, I left the computer alone for a few hours and it did not show any sign of working again. Has anyone else had this issue and has solved it somehow. I would like to install these updates, but unfortunately I don't know which update(s) is causing this. Can anyone tell me which update it may be so I can disregard that update and install the rest? I had managed to recover everything by doing a system restore. But I am afraid of installing these updates again. Please note that this cannot be a Graphics driver issue as after I recovered from a system restore I reviewed all of the updates that are meant to be installed and there are no Nvidia updates

Kind regards~

Intel.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 760
    CPU
    Intel Core2 Duo E7300 2.66Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    6GB DDR2 800Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Nvidia GT 610
    Sound Card
    Standard Dell
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VA2216W-4
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi/Toshiba 500GB 7200RPM
    PSU
    255W Standard Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    92MM Sunon Case Fan
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless 800
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless 1000
    Internet Speed
    Over 12MBPS
    Browser
    Firefox, Waterfox and Chrome
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    Avast Free
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    It's fast..

theog

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Welcome to EightForums.

Try installing the updates one at a time.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4

Intel

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I would like to try that, but it seems as though it requires a restart for these updates. It seems to have installed in the background.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 760
    CPU
    Intel Core2 Duo E7300 2.66Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    6GB DDR2 800Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Nvidia GT 610
    Sound Card
    Standard Dell
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VA2216W-4
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi/Toshiba 500GB 7200RPM
    PSU
    255W Standard Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    92MM Sunon Case Fan
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless 800
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless 1000
    Internet Speed
    Over 12MBPS
    Browser
    Firefox, Waterfox and Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avast Free
    Other Info
    It's fast..

Intel

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Ok,

So after doing a bit more in-depth research on the web, I found out my issue. It seems to have been "Uxthemepatcher" and the cumulative security update for Activex. To anyone who has this third party software (Uxthemepatcher) which installs custom themes for your Windows 8 desktop, tread carefully and use Uxstylecore patcher instead. But make sure you install all the updates first and then install this theme patcher. If you have already ran into this issue, the best thing I can suggest to you is to either do a system restore and uninstall that theme patcher or format your Windows 8 system.

I hope I have solved your similar problems

Kind regards ~

Intel :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 760
    CPU
    Intel Core2 Duo E7300 2.66Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    6GB DDR2 800Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Nvidia GT 610
    Sound Card
    Standard Dell
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VA2216W-4
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi/Toshiba 500GB 7200RPM
    PSU
    255W Standard Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    92MM Sunon Case Fan
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless 800
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless 1000
    Internet Speed
    Over 12MBPS
    Browser
    Firefox, Waterfox and Chrome
    Antivirus
    Avast Free
    Other Info
    It's fast..

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