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File Corruption From Latest Batch of Updates

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    St. Augustine
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    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64

    File Corruption From Latest Batch of Updates


    Something in the latest batch of updates (Image Attached) has resulted in file corruption as detected when running Sfc /scannow. The corruption is repaired but the same message reappears every time it is run. I have restored to just prior to installing the updates and do not have any corruption. I will reinstall updates a couple at a time to determine the culprit. This has happened on both my PC's.

    Has anyone else experienced this problem?

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    Yeah, so far I've narrowed it down to one or more in this group,

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    I got tired of running SFC's earlier, but it comes back clear with those uninstalled.
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    St. Augustine
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    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64


    Quote Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
    Yeah, so far I've narrowed it down to one or more in this group,

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    I got tired of running SFC's earlier, but it comes back clear with those uninstalled.
    Thanks for your reply and info. I figured I was not the only one affected but not much traffic left on the W-8 Forum. I will try installing some that are not on your attached list and go from there and likely do the rest one at a time. I will let you know if I find anything pertinent but probably won't do much more until tomorrow.
    Thanks Again
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  4. #4


    You're welcome, I've eliminated KB3110329 from that list since.

    I'm on KB3121212 right now, that's a kernel update so it has a good chance.

    EDIT: That one came back clean too.

    On to KB3109853.
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    Well I'm down to these three,

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    Well, it must be something about installing those in groups.

    I just installed each one of those in my original list, restarting on the two that didn't require it, and running SFC after each one and get no corruption.

    Earlier I had installed those in two groups of three.

    Can't pinpoint any single update for you but installing them one at a time comes back clean now.
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    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64


    Quote Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
    Well, it must be something about installing those in groups.

    I just installed each one of those in my original list, restarting on the two that didn't require it, and running SFC after each one and get no corruption.

    Earlier I had installed those in two groups of three.

    Can't pinpoint any single update for you but installing them one at a time comes back clean now.
    Thanks for all the info. I have not done anything yet but I thought I would check back here before hitting the sack. I believe I am 3 hours later than you.

    When I installed the first time I did the whole batch and you did groups, both with problems and now installing 1 by 1 no problem, interesting but I have heard of this behavior before with batches of updates. It could also be that whatever bug there might have been has already been fixed. I am not complaining, at least we can still control what gets installed.
    I will let you know when I install in the morning.
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    You're welcome,

    I did the whole batch at first too, the groups were just to narrow down the culprits after uninstalling them.

    The PITA was running about 15 SFC scans today.

    Who knows the reason, but yeah, I'm glad it worked out too.
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    A false positive of the inventory agent DLL? It is the only file being marked by SFC at my system.
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    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64


    Interesting! Update KB3121461 causing SFC file corruption.

    So ,on my Desktop I decided to install each update one by one, restart and run sfc/ scannow after each one to check for corruptions. Chose the desktop cause it's pretty fast and can get through the sfc/ scannow pretty fast. After about 6 updates with every going smoothly I hit a snag with KB3121461, file corruption just as before. I uninstall KB3121461, restart then no corruptions with SFC/ scannow. I leave this out for now and finish the list, restarting and sfc/ scannow after each one with no problems. At the very last I try KB3121461 again and same thing, file corruption. Tried installing again and same thing.

    On my laptop I installed the whole list except for KB3121461 successfully with no corruptions then after installing KB3121461 I get corruptions. So at least for my PC's KB3121461 is causing problems so I am going to let that on sit for a while. I have encountered false positives with scf/ scannow before and this is acting the same way. I will try KB3121416 again in a couple of days.
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