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Windows 7 fail to boot after windows update

Q: Windows 7 fail to boot after windows update


I restarted my windows 7 Compaq NX 7400 laptop yesterday after an automatic windows update and since that time I have been unable to reboot my laptop. I have tried all recovery/repair options on the windows installation disc but to date now have worked.

The message shown is "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause". I having exhausted all the repair options and now worked, I opted to to do another installation on the same partition;after all files were copied and the machine rebooted I ran into the same problem; only this time the error was "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: File: \windows\system32\winload.exe status: 0xc000000f"

I need some urgent help please.

Preferred Solution: Windows 7 fail to boot after windows update

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Windows 7 fail to boot after windows update

I am unclear as to whether safe mode will boot right now.
Have you tried that?
It sounds like you have a corrupt windows file (possibly an indication of a failing hard drive) normally I would just start safe mode with command prompt and run
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

I'm unclear if you are able to do that at the moment though.

I'm thinking I'll have to go with failing hard drive if this has happened twice in a row though.
Though I also notice there is no official windows 7 support from compaq/hp for your laptop either.
It could simply be a bunch of drivers failing.

Either way if you are unable to run a SFC a repair install is probably your best bet. It will reset the windows settings but should leave programs and files still functional.

Repair Install

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Hello everyone

A couple days ago windows forced my computer to update the update didn't install correctly
Or is broken
When i start my computer i get a black screen with cursor
I know it is not a virus or a piece of malware or anything hardware related

Nothing works but i can access the repair thing
System repair dont work because of errors (ask and i will post them) (install disk cant repair either)
I dont want to lose my microsoft office 2010 for i dont have anymoney to buy a new copy
And its also been discontinued

Anyone know how to fix or replace the install only. so no programs or documents films or games are lost?

A:Windows 7 Wont boot and repair cant complete (Update fail)

Can you boot to Safe Mode?
What errors do you get from System Restore?
Have you tried Startup Repair? - what error messages did you get?

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After closing the lid on my studio 1535 (WINDOWS VISTA), I tried to restart it, but to no avail. I get this message after trying to boot windows:

Stop:c000021a (fatal system error)The session manager failed to create prefixes system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc000003a (0x00000000) (0x00000000), The system has been shut down.

After researching a bit, I realized what may have happened. I remember awhile before it stopped working the "update windows" window on my lower right that said it would restart in a couple mins. Then I clicked postpone 4hrs, and that 4 hrs may have occured during the duration i closed the lid. I read from another forum that when you interrupt windows while updating (hibernation, sleep, close the lid), you'll receive this error ( at least someone else on here experienced this problem AND havent yet been resolved.)

I tried system restore(couldnt get to the page with the image restore, etc because it goes to a blank screen), last known good settings, safe mode, diagnostic, AND I EVEN TRIED TO FORMAT IT WITH THE OPERATING SYSTEM REINSTALLATION DVD (using run dvd on f12), but all that happened was that it took me back to dell booting screen where after waiting awhile goes into a blank screen with a cursor. (OR IS THIS NOT THE CORRECT WAY TO FORMAT?) THIS IS THE SAME PROBLEM http://en.community.dell.com/forums/......cs=19&s=dhs is experiencing, and I dont believe his harddrive is broken.

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A:My Comp wont boot Windows Vista. Stop: c000021a, Update fail

Please see this MS KB --> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/156669

Regards. . .



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Good evening all,

Just to flag that this has also been posted in W7 Support sub-forum here:

Other thread

Re. the instruction thread - the link to DSS doesn't seem to work, and GMER is for 32-bit only. If there's anything I can do to kick things off, please let me know and I'll do it!

I've googled extensively around the issues I am facing, and tried all proposed solutions, but none have worked thus far.

Symptoms:I have 1-2 minutes of freedom after booting, then I can no longer run new programmes. I also cannot close some programmes e.g. Skype. Tabs in Chrome spazz, flash player dies, and any new navigation ends up with an eternal hanging/loading problem.
Unable to restart/shutdown conventionally (I have to do it physically)
I get the error "Failure to display security and shut down options ..." when I try ALT+CTRL+DEL

Safe mode is absolutely fine, so I assume it's not anything hardware related (though please correct me if I'm being naive). My second drive which runs off XP, which I only use for storage now, boots fine and has no problems.

I have not installed any new drivers, programmes, or otherwise made any meaningful changes recently.

Solutions I've tried:Reset winsock.
Shut off all start-up programmes using MSCONFIG.
Run virus scan at boot-up, deleted 2 items (win32 installmate ... prob trojans? Was an .exe that I had downloaded but never ran).
Run Malwarebytes scan, deleted 1 fairly innocuous item.
Run full scan-disk check.
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A:windows update fail or statup programs fail cant do much of anything please help

Hello chivalrousgent and our apologies for the oversight of your thread.

Do you still require assistance?

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Dear Sir
I am not successfully install the 2019-06 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 2008R2 for X64 Based systems, does anyone have the same or any solution on this , million thx.


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hi there i am new to the forum so i hope i have posted correctly and in the right area, i am having trouble with my laptop everytime i shut down or boot up my laptop there are the same constant updates that windowns is wanting to perform but they fail every time .
Security update for windows 7 code (KB2758857)
Update for windows 7 (KB2726535)
Security updates for windows 7 (KB2790113)
Windows 7 service pack 1 (KB976932)
Also it came up with an update error code of 80244022
Scripted diagnostics native host has stopped working
please help me i am a wizz on the internet but sadly not when it comes to the technical side

A:windows service pack 1,security update for windows 7 fail updates

Try System Restore to before the problem began. This might force Updates to install correctly this time.

If not work through these steps:
Windows Update - Reset - Windows 7 Forums
System Update Readiness Tool fixes Windows Update errors in Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008

If these don't help check the System File integrity: SFC /SCANNOW Command

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windows 7 professional had no trouble until 12/13/12 i think was the date
I have looked into many threads on this subject to no avail. nothing in the registry HKEY_local_machine/ components to remove. not the clock, tried microsoft fixit.

here is a copy of my MGA diagnostics file

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 0x8004FE21
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-TKY6X-QRT82-7K6CH
Windows Product Key Hash: x82eg3fzrYc3BYQyKndw0qOX+7E=
Windows Product ID: 00371-221-1920097-86002
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {021534FC-B8F6-4CE2-9A59-D828EFDF6578}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A
Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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A:windows update fail error 8000FFFF also showing windows not genuine

This may simply be caused by a bad set of Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers -

Installing the Intel Rapid Storage Drivers
try downloading and installing them from here - http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=2101&DwnldID=21730

(you want the iata_enu.exe download)

Once complete, please reboot twice, then post another MGADiag report.
If that one fails, try the earlier driver set -

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When I left my laptop alone for a while it suddenly started updating tot windows 10. I did not start this update. An hour later when the update should have finished it stopt because of a problem that couldn't be solved so my laptop started to 'backtrack' I guess. the message displayed on the screen "restore to previous operating system" something of that sort. But then this failed as well. Now when I try to start or restart the computer I end up on the light blue screen of the recovery Manager. Leaving me with a few options:to use a disk to install windows 10to restore the original factory settings of the computerto only restore the operating system, drives and a selected software For all of these 3 things I should make a backup, because with some of these options I will lose everything, which is not the best timing because my exams start next week. So I tried the automatic and manually selected backup and both of these failed as well. giving me the errorcode: FFFFFF0C. Is it still possible to restore to window 8.1 or windows 10 I don't care but where I keep all my files and documents? All of my schoolwork is stored there and I don't have an external backup. Thanks for the help..

A:Update to Windows 10 failed and recovery to Windows 8.1 fail...

jensvr Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you can thank Microsoft and their obsessions with forcing Win10 on everyone for the predicament you are in. While Microsoft tells you that there is no risk in the Win10 Upgrade, because they let you believe that you can always revert back to your original OS and setup within 30 days, the ugly fact of the matter is that the Win10 GoBack function has proven to be unreliable -- and when it fails, it can leave machines in a corrupted state -- which doesn't always happen, but it does happen often enough to be a problem and you won't get any warning in advance that it is going to trash your PC!The Win10 Upgrade is know, in some cases, to corrupt the Recovery partition stored there by the OEM that built the original machine.  This pretty much guarantees that no HP Recovery is going to work. Are you still able to boot into a working OS with a desktop?  IF so, instead of relying on an internal backup function, which tends to be unreliable, my suggestion would be to use a third-party product known as Macrium Reflect. Macrium Reflect (MR) provides a FREE version that can be used to image and restore partitions or entire drives.What I recommend is the following:1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR)2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive or USB stick3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick ... Read more

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Hi all,

I got a BSOD during a windows update (I think it was something related to .net 4).
Since then when I start windows it gets to the loading bar with windows logo over it but then I get a black screen, same thing for safe mode. I have tried to repair with a win 7 installation disk but it fails, I tried to do a systeme restore after that but it failed too.

I have access to an old working partition (which I cloned onto my SSD a couple month ago)

What are my other option ?

A:Windows fail to start after windows update / BSOD

A clean install.

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? Definisjonsoppdatering for Windows Defender - KB2267602 (Definisjon 1.225.3467.0) ? Feil 0x80070643

makes everything else updating stuck...

edit: norwegian: definisjon = definition, feil = error\fail

windows store does not work, photos\pictures app doesnt work

edit2: only windows defender update is stuck..
edit3: and edge refuses to start....

however i should be asking, is Microsoft working on all this?

A:windows update fail windows defender update

Try put in a Registry key that completely disables Defender and puts an end to these failed updates - see Windows Defender - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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I have an Acer Aspire Ethos laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate x64. SP1 is installed according to system properties (came installed).

Windows update was working fine until maybe June or May of this year.

I have tried a number of hotfixes, several microsoft fixit (automatic normal and aggressive runs), the sfc /scannow in admin CMD mode, and also uninstalled the last ten or so updates. I have also deleted the contents of the /Downloaded Installation Files/ within C:/Windows but that also did not fix the error.

Have also tried disabling my antivirus but that did not change anything, windows update will not self-update at all.

Nothing seems to work. Please help.

Below see a typical update attempt from the log (repeats almost every other day more or less the same.

2012-08-27 13:31:58:097 1088 162c AU ## START ## AU: Search for updates
2012-08-27 13:31:58:097 1088 162c AU #########
2012-08-27 13:31:58:103 1088 162c AU <<## SUBMITTED ## AU: Search for updates [CallId = {DC5A4D0A-1B62-43F8-ABF1-BED8250E87B9}]
2012-08-27 13:31:58:580 1088 13d0 Agent *************
2012-08-27 13:31:58:580 1088 13d0 Agent ** START ** Agent: Finding updates [CallerId = AutomaticUpdates]
2012-08-27 13:31:58:580 1088 13d0 Agent *********
2012-08-27 13:31:58:580 1088 13d0 Agent * Online = Yes; Ignore download priority = No
2012-08-27 13:31:58:580 1088 13d0 Agent * Criteria = "IsInstalled=0 and DeploymentAction='Installation' or IsPresent=... Read more

A:Windows Update Self-update Fail Error 80073712

agreed. I am facing a similar problem as you. Help

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It's been a while I've been having this issue but since I couldn't find a solution to it I decided to create an account and plead for some help.

I'm currently using a Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 Bits.

A lot of odd things happened to my computer these last months, as I realized that it was starting to get much more slower than usual (opening applications, etc), and then it started giving me a lot of blue screens, making me lose a lot of work etc. When I went to check it, I saw that my Windows Update had stopped working and ever since then my computer became terribly slower, especially when it comes to turning on and off. It goes on a very prolonged loop of updates, shuts off, turns on, get on the updates loop again and finally lets me login. This takes about 15-20 minutes, a lot more compared to before. Of course, it doesn't update a thing. This happens everytime now. Sometimes it simply shuts off and starts beeping and doesn't let me turn it on again. This really terrifies me.

Anyway, recently a file named 'wermgr.exe' has been bugging me by using an odd amount of processing power. It's really bugging me, since my Norton Antivirus is sending me notifications about it every single time. It's very unusual and never happened before.

Last but not least, I've been installing a game but everytime I close it it's like I never installed before, and I have to do it all over again. Not sure if it's related to all the t... Read more

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I went sleeping at 23:55, left the pc on to update when i woke up today at 09:02 the update was still going... It was only 1 of 1 updates but still so weird?

A:Windows Update Fail..

Quote: Originally Posted by Register3D

I went sleeping at 23:55, left the pc on to update when i woke up today at 09:02 the update was still going... It was only 1 of 1 updates but still so weird?

If you dont have sp-1 and do have a slowish DL it may have been the SP. It is several hundred Mb.

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When i try to update windows its fails!! what i do is i run windows update and when its done/time to restart it says the updates failed!!!!
what do i do ?:crazy:

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When i try to update windows its fails!! what i do is i run windows update and when its done/time to restart it says the updates failed!!!!
what do i do ?

A:Windows Update Fail

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Hello.  first off - thank you for being here! I am stumped by computer problems. I see that the guide says to list only one problem.  However I have many and I don't know if they are tied in to each other.  I have a Windows 7 with service pack 1 installed.  It's a home premium version.  64 bit.  the problems go back a ways but seemed to have started when I began to explore other search engines and downloaded a few to try (slimjet, comodo, tor).  I cannot update windows.  I get an error 80072EE2.  I did some reading and tried a winsock reset.  I installed and ran a MS fixit tool which only fixed one of two problems, but the computer still cannot update.  I can't remember why I ran sfc /scannow - but there were no issues when I ran it.  the other problems that started are that I can't send an email with attachment in gmail. I can't upload pictures on facebook. videos won't play properly on facebook,  the computer is very very slow.  I have run Norton security scans which usually just show tracking cookies which I remove.  I have installed and have run tuneup utilities, malwarebytes, CC cleaner, I routinely run disk cleaner and clear history. 

A:windows update fail

1.  Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  

When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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This is the same problem that I have after I replaced the motherboard to my computer. I have enough space, I did everything that recomended herein and in other post and still not working.Im temtaded to reformat and start over again but I will lose some of the program already installed.This thing is driving me nut You replaced your motherboard. That's a different solution. Post your own topic so everyone one doesn't get confused. We'll be happy to helpMarkThis is my problem. My Motherboard fail on me. I repaced the Mother board and I had to restore Windows XP SP2. Now, not want to update. I read every topic about windows update and tried every litter possible solution that is suggested to other and It didnt work.I need some help

A:Windows Update Fail

When you tried to update, did you get any error messages?
Changing major components, such as a motherboard you may have to re-activate XP with a phone call to Microsoft. Just explain what you did and have your activation key handy
To contact a Microsoft customer service representative to activate Windows by phone, follow these steps:

1. Click 'Start', point to 'All Programs', point to 'Accessories', point to 'System Tools', and then click 'Activate Windows'.
2. Click Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to active Windows now.
3. Follow the steps in the Activate Windows by phone dialog box, and then click Next.
4. When activation is completed and you receive the following message, click OK.
"You have successfully activated your copy of Windows".

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Hi, I have just signed up here as I'm having loads of trouble trying to install a windows update. The update is Windows 7 service pack 1 (KB976932) and I get the error code 8024200D. I have tried the System Update Readiness tool and it didnt help. Help please.

A:Windows update Fail

That error means that the system thinks the updated files the installer is attempting to update already exist at a newer version. As with all SP1 installation errors, please stop the Windows Update service, make another attempt to install SP1 (and reproduce the error), and then post your cbs.log file (%windir%\logs\cbs\) showing the failure. You can re-start the WU service at that point.

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Hi allI had bought hp pavilion 2x1 detachable tablet/pc in US.After using it for few months I updated windows last month. While updating it said that there wasn't space to store previous version of Windows and asked me to choose a removable drive, since the memory of the pc is only 32gb. I had been using a 64gb sd card with it and chose it as the location for storing previous version. After a while I noticed that computer has restarted and the screen was showing "Restoring your previous version of Windows". I waited for a long time but it was the same. It keeps restarting and showing the same display.I'm a sailor and I have limited access to Internet onboard now.Please help me with this issue. Thanks in advance.

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I didn't have anything open but I still get this message, I've tryed to update the windows stuff loads of times, with nothing up, and I've checked the firewall on my computer its just annoying please help me.

lots of anger towards these programs not installing correctly!

A:Windows 7 update fail! Help!

I also have plently of room for the ptograms, and this computer was bought this year brand new

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hey guys! i tried updating my windows 7 service pack using windows update and i was told fail erro 800f0829. . . i did scf /scannow and it came with a report of some corrupt files and i was told it has been automatically repaired and that it will be effective at my next reboot. . . that i did and till now, it still didn't work. . . pls wat should i do next???
my cbs folder is attached to my post. . . thanks

A:windows 7 sp1 update fail

my cbs folder is 115mb in size and the limite of zip files in this site is 8mb so am thereby finding it hard to u[pload the folder. is there anyway i can by pass this???

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Hi there,

I'm trying to update my windows 8 to windows 8.1 on a HP Pavilion g7-2261sb.

However, after numerous trials, every time, the installation stops and says "failed to install. error code 0xc0000374".
EDIT: I checked again and it comes after the "collecting data" part.

I've ran the update checker (compatibility), and that gave no problems or errors.

What is the problem here, and how could I solve it?

Thanks a bunch in advance!


A:Fail to update to windows 8.1

Jus a hunch but it could be some background process that is interfering with your attempted update so I would suggest the following:

Disable all startup programs via task manager and try your update again. Also unplug any peripherals (including the printer) and test again.

Good luck.

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System Model CM1730/CM1830
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1065T Processor, 2900 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 6 Logical Processor(s)
Im having windows update issues, updates wont download or install. I have tried all the fixits and patches and most of the suggestions I have found on similar posts without success. At the moment I am running
Windows standalone installer, it has been stalled searching for updates on this computer for hours. I have attached a copy of wiondowsupdate.log Any suggestions would be great.

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I have had my device just over two weeks. Windows 10 is trying to update, over and over and over. It always fails and gives me an error code. Is this a problem caused by Windows (a quick web search shows a LOT of people are having this problem on a lot of devices) or is it the device? Should I just become an Apple person? Do they have this same nonsense where brand new devices cannot update? Do Apple devices actually run smoother or are they just as bad and even brand new Apple devices have problems?

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what is this update cant find it through the troubleshoots...
"WindowsUpdate_0000064C" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"

thanks in advance

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My HP Touchsmart computer won't allow Windows 7 updates to install. It hasn't installed any updates since the end of 2016. It says it's checking for updates, but it never finishes checking.

A:Windows 7 update fail

Advise us what the exact serial number(S/N) and product number(P/N) is on your "HP Touchsmart" so we can get it correctly identified.

What Windows 7 version is installed, and does it include Service Pack 1(SP1)?


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When running windows update, HP Wireless Button update comes up but won't install. It fails right away every time. I get a fail code-80070436. Can you help? Thank you.

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Hey guys. So, i seem to be having another problem with Windows 7 (#2 to be exact). Windows Update fails to install nearly EVERY SINGLE UPDATE!!! And each time it fails, it returns the same two error codes: 800B0100, and 800736B3. Regardless of what it is, whether it is Critical, Recommended, Optional, etc... it fails! I never had this problem with XP. Does anybody have experience with this problem? Thanks!

A:Windows Update Fail

Is the Windows Update service turned on. Go to Start then type Services. And have you checked your firewall.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N2840 @ 2.16GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 55 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3981 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -2041 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 688 GB (631 GB Free);
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, ZBWAA
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

having now received notification of Windows update-

i have tried 3 times to do so but all have failed,quoting 'Error 0x8007000e' each time.
i have Googled and Microsoft home page for info but found there are so many 'technical' solutions/i have run the Windows update repair tool but it could not fix a supposed 'problem'.i have run system scans/spyware scans etc but computer is clean.

any comments would be helpful;would it be simpler to wait a while before installing until the 'bugs' are ironed out and a more stable version is available?

A:Windows 10 Update fail.

You may want to try here.
Follow on screen instructions carefully.
Backup your documents before doing so.

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Hi there,

I've recently built a new rig and I've had continuous problems trying to boot. I have two HDDs and one SDD. It seems when the two HDDs are plugged in, i can sometimes boot ok, and most times i get:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

Status: 0xc000000e

Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible


Please select a boot device, or something to the affect.

I've updated to the latest bios on my new mobo ( Gigabyte z97x SOC Force ) and ive done a fresh install of windows several times on the SDD. I also ran crystal disk to check health on the SDD and it came back healthy.

It seems mostly my boot problems are linked to plugging in the two other HDDs, though I've no idea why this would be, and how to fix it? Is it a motherboard problem or a HDD problem?

Any help greatly appreciated.

A:Windows boot fail: Boot selection failed because a required device is


Please post a screenshot of "Disk Management" as per this guide - Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

( Make sure all disks are plugged ).

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I have recently just tried to upgrade my system to windows 7, however, I accidentally installed 64-bit version, and my laptop is only compatible with 32-bit. So now, whenever I try to boot from a 32-bit installation cd, yes, I've pressed F12 and selected boot from cd, the Boot Manager doesn't work and goes to this screen no matter what I try:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, anche then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000035a

Info: Attempting to load a 64-bit application, however this CPU is not compatible with 64-bit mode.
Any help? I really hope my little laptop isn't broken.

A:Windows 7 - Windows boot manager fail

Take the hard drive out & reformat in another computer from the OS installed. Then reinstall back to the other computer. Try your reinstall again.
I'm sure someone else has a better idea but this will do the job.
If there are other ways or this wrong let me know. Thanks!

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For Pavilion 10-e010nr TouchSmart Notebook PC - Updating results in blank screen.  Force shutdown and restart results in rebuild for non-updated operating system. 

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Yesterday I went ahead and ran the update on my computer. Everything looked ok until I rebooted the pc to finish the upgrade. It did reboot but I could not access the internet. External drives were fine, just no internet. Checked all setting, restarted my router, no help. Ran onboard diagnostics, nothing wrong. OK, so I figure the issue is in the update so I did a system restore to before the update. Big mistake! Now the computer won't boot, AT ALL! I'm in the endless boot cycle. At first my thought was a bad hard drive, but the system was working fine Thursday! Now the computer comes to the login screen, but won't accept my password, just cycles.

I tried F8 to do a factory reset, but I can't get there. Won't boot, so can't reset W10 that way either. Not sure what to do now!

A:Windows 10 Creator Update (FAIL)

Mike, have you tried starting in Safe Mode..?


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I hope I'm posting this in the correct forum. 
I have about 100 PCs not able to install some updates successfully. Most of them ended up failing and most of them are failing at different updates. It only happens in two OUs. All the PCs are domain joined.  All the rest of the PC in different OUs
are able to download and install fine.
Should I check for a missing update? It seems like it started to happen when Microsoft decided to do a roll up update.
We have Win 7 Enterprise.

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Bought three new Acer Veriton desktops - None will deploy any Windows updates - just hanging on the "searching for updates screen. They arrived patched up to August - so do already have the "two standard fixes" for this. We have been advised to factory reset one - has anyone any other solutions.?

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Hi there, for over a month I cannot seem to complete the update for "Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2729094)"

And in return receive the error CODE: 8023200D (Picture attachment)

I have tried to install it manually, install it through shutting it down and nothing works.
I have looked online for solutions and tried the systems readiness tool, and followed the standard troubleshoot instructions but still won't update. Please help thank you.

A:Windows 7 UPDATE FAIL for KB2729094

Pleasefollow the WindowsUpdate Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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the past week or so I have had a problem with updates for windows defender in win 8.1 failing to work.
is it from any of the last updates on patch Tuesday? or another problem.
I can get the update from a windows site and install it from that but not from defender its self or windows update

A:windows defender update fail

Hey Shakennstirred,

please can you go through this tutorial:

DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

Please post back how you got on.

all the best,

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A:I tried windows update hid hardware fail

What does it say when you click on 'Get help with this error'?

Windows Update error 80070103

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Hi All

Tried many times and a few different fix methods (SURTool, dling the update in full and running from desktop)

As per the posting instructions I have done SFC and SURTool. Logs attached. Looks like I have a whole heap of corrupted files.

Win 7 Pro x64
Update Error Code: 80073712 (Windows Update encountered an unknown error.)

Thanks all

A:Windows 7 - KB2742599 update fail

You have a large number of errors showing in the CheckSUR report.

Unavailable repair files:
winsxs\manifests\... Read more

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RE: Solved: Windows 7 update failed KB2621440
I have exactly the same problem: (Windows7 Home Premium SP1).
KB2621440 windows update -- Error code 80004004.
BUT, in my case the Update has not later been successful.
However, I do have about 8 other Updates which have been "successfully" installed MULTIPLE TIMES!
And Microsoft's Mr Fixit needs repair himself......
Please HELP!
ps. Forgot to add: The 8 multi-installed Updates are again being offered for installation!

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When I update my computer or when it does it automatically, the Definition Update for Windows Defender always comes back as failed. why is that? and do i need it if i have AVG and ZoneAlarm?

A:Windows Defender Update Fail

I would get rid of both AVG and ZoneAlarm, and install Microsoft Security Essentials. It will disable Windows Defender when you install it. It does a great job of anti-virus and anti-spyware, and you don't need a separate firewall if the Windows one is turned on.

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I've been experiencing a problem that several others have previously reported however each fix I try seems to unearth another problem. The problem started when Windows started spontaneously re-booting during startup. I eventually fixed that by booting of the original CD and using WIndows Recovery Console. However that seemed to trigger downloading of several updates.

Basically with Automatic Updates switched on, all updates downloaded fail to install. With Automatic Updates switched off, running Windows Update results in the message:
"The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view"

I'm running SP3 on Windows XP Home Version 2002. I've tried various Microsoft Fix It solutions but they don't seem to fix anything. ONe problem I've unearthed is that Cryptographic Service are not started and any attempt to start them fails with an error of 193: 0xc1.

My repair attempts are a bit scattergun - I hope someone can guide me through a more logical sequence.

Here is the output from the TSG Sysinfo utility"

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1535 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305234 MB, Free - 224029 MB;
Motherboard: , P4M800Pro-8237
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition... Read more

A:Windows update installs fail

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I seem to be suffering though an epic fail trying to get this downloaded as well I went over the suggested fixes and it still wont install. I copy and pasted this I think this was all I needed to post... *wrinkles her nose* I think...

Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 Security Update for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 (KB979906)

Download size: 13.8 MB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to tamper with digitally signed content without being detected, when this content is being consumed by an application that makes use of the Microsoft .NET Framework on a Windows-based system. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

A:Windows Update Fail for Vista


Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 Security Update for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 (KB979906)

What Windows Vista Version do you have? Go to START -> type cmd.exe and tell us what he very first line on screen says.

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hi guys when i go to windows update and view update history i see a windows update fail to install
Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80070643: Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB915597 (Definition 1.91.1370.0). does anyone know how to fix this problem and install it probably? here is a screen shot i take

A:Windows update fail to install

Try Post #3 on this page. Follow the wizard type troubleshooter. This worked for several people.
windows updates

This will reset as stated not delete all of them.
Windows Update - Reset

One of them should fix it or allow a reload or new download.
The downloaded file probably was messed up.
Let me know if you get it fixed.

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Hi Guys
I have a number of windows XP home edition updates which have failed to load. If I click shut down at the end of session then my pc freezes. If I shut down without loading theem all seems okay. Is there a way I can delete these update and start again.
Thanking you in anticipation
Ron Thayre

A:Windows update that fail to load

Try to restore your computer before the updates were downloaded using system restore. You can then download them again.

If you need more information on how to do a system restore just ask.

Good Luck

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Hi Guys,

I have this computer with Windows XP Service Pack 1.
I am installing the patches and everytime the installation fails.

Any procedure to follow in order to SUCCESSFULLY install the patches.


A:Windows Update Installation Fail

In what way does it fail? What goes wrong and what error messages do you receive?

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