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Windows Recent Updates Cause Havoc

  1. #11


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by ding dong View Post
    Cant get into my program files from the control panel...it crashes and went to some weird blue screen from which i have to make a fdorced shutdown by depressing the power button...still have internet but have to right click on it an drun as administrator sometimes...then sometimes not...everythong is random,
    You don't get to program files from the control panel.

    You open Windows Explorer.
    Click on your C: drive & Program Files---

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  2. #12


    Posts : 77
    Windows 8 HP Envy


    ok, thanks, foun dit now how do i get it back in my normal program list under my start button and the icon back in the tray like before....why did it dissappear like that?
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  3. #13


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You might have to reinstall it.
    Since it is in Program Files you could maybe click the .exe file in the picture.
    Or download it again.

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  4. #14


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Or check the notification area icons---

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  5. #15


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    Went in to uninstall it but Control Panel is clunky and wont open then it does then it doesnt....eventually gets to the program list....I uninstalled it.

    The notification area "customise" button does nothing.....at least after waiting ages....

    If I re-install Avast...that doesn't solve the other problem and why my pc is behaving weird or why avast disappeared....its a bandaid fix inst it?
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  6. #16


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by ding dong View Post
    Went in to uninstall it but Control Panel is clunky and wont open then it does then it doesnt....eventually gets to the program list....I uninstalled it.

    The notification area "customise" button does nothing.....at least after waiting ages....

    If I re-install Avast...that doesn't solve the other problem and why my pc is behaving weird or why avast disappeared....its a bandaid fix inst it?
    It's all I could think of.

    Maybe someone else will offer better advice.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 77
    Windows 8 HP Envy


    Ok so found the KB3000850 install as someone said this might be the cause as well......it wont uninstall but jst hangs.......

    how to uninstall it?
    Last edited by ding dong; 22 Nov 2014 at 17:12.
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