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Update made Windows unusable

  1. #1

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    windows 8 Release prieview

    Update made Windows unusable

    hey guys,
    I'm having quite the problem. Windows was asking me to restart to finish updates, I postponed because I was in the middle of something. It suddenly restarted a couple of minutes later without asking. After it restarted it booted first into Linux (because that just happens to come first in my boot order and I wasn't paying attention) When i rebooted into Windows it was completely broken, log in was fine but when I tried to start any application it wouldn't do anything for a couple of minutes then, it would open a window with nothing inside. I did manage to get a System manager open which told me I had over 300 background processes, most of which are were some sort of error report or Service host. When i tried to end them, or really do anything at all, numerous windows pop up telling me that "the required data was not placed into memory because of an I/O error status" The Task manager also shows me that 100% of my Disk is being used. I have no clue on this one, I would really appreciate help. Thanks in advance.

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  2. #2

    Miami, Florida
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro

    Having same issue my summary on looking for answers. I currently go it to boot but it won't reliably reboot. I un installed all windows updates but left it at home hopefully completing as I was hanging at the loading screen again.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 101
    Windows 8 pro with WMC x86 & windows Blue preview x86 with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

    hello luke anders automatic repair may diagnose your PC, see if it works..... and also are you using the beta version of windows 8 a.k.a dev.preview or consumer preview..... sorry to say but i would avoid beta now, because win8 has finally come out right ?
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