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FYI: Extended Disc Cleanup has started killing recent Windows Updates

Q: FYI: Extended Disc Cleanup has started killing recent Windows Updates

I've been using the new extended disk cleanup for over a year now with no problems. Occasionally it will find Windows Updates that have been superseded, and remove them. Yay!!

BUT, upon using Disk Cleanup yesterday, it removed 4 RECENT, REQUIRED updates that had to be re-installed.

It removed:
2 Windows Security Updates from February 2015 (KB3004375 and KB3031432)
1 IE Cumulative Update from February 2015 (KB3021952)
1 IE Cumulative Update from March 2015 (only 2 days old) (KB3032359)

Even after reinstalling them, the 2 Security Updates did not "take" and had to be RE-RE-installed.

So, something has recently been broken as far as Disk Cleanup being able to reliably decide which updates are safe to delete.

-Win7 64-bit Home Premium
-AMD laptop that has previously never had any windows update problems or glitches

EDIT: more info for the truly interested, Windows "knew" the updates had been mistakenly removed, because immediately after rebooting, but before even having a network connection, WU appeared in the system tray and said "4 updates are available"

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A: FYI: Extended Disc Cleanup has started killing recent Windows Updates

Yes, I have had the same problem. Those updates were installed in my case in Feb 15 & I ran Win Disc Clean Up yesterday & this morning Windows Updates reinstalled them again.

It seems that Update Clean Up may be removing some updates that it shouldn't or there is something in the updates that are not shielded from removal.

I will just keep this in mind for future reference, in case it happens again.

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Basically, This computer has always been very stable, but now it seems to BSOD completely at random, and I'm at a complete loss as to why.

The time after which these problems started was when I went through and updated a host of drivers and the BIOS (all of which, having been neglected, were hideously out of date). I had also just installed a new Asus Xonar sound card.

Initially I thought it was going to be the new sound card, so I ripped that out and uninstalled it's drivers. Problem didn't go away.
Tried switching off some of the integrated hardware the BIOS had turned on when it got updated (serial port, extra sata controller etc), and again, uninstalling the drivers for those. No luck.
Had a look at the crash dumps in WinDbg, which weren't terribly helpful as they always pointed to "ntkrnlmp.exe" (which as I understand it is the very core of the Windows Kernel) and faulting process seems to be equally as random as the time it happens - over the five times it's happened, it's been steam, msn, skyrim and "System" twice.
I tried reinstalling windows a-fresh (on my nice new SSD), install clean copies of all the latest drivers directly from the Motherboard manufacturer's website (and AMD in the case of the graphics): Low and behold! It still BSODs. All I can conclude is that ONE of these drivers is faulty somehow (or possibly the BIOS, I havn't tried downgrading that), but I can't work out for the life of me which one, and the few I've tried uninstalling ... Read more

A:BSODs completely at random; started after recent driver updates

Is it possible to get some help on this? I'm literally at my wits end...

I tried another fresh install, and this time I didn't download any drivers, used only the ones that came on the discs, so very out of date, but also "known" good drivers. STILL got the BSOD (I can get a dump for that one too, if you want it), though this time the problematic process was dxgmms1.sys. Every single time it's always an error 38 "BUGCHECK". After this latest crash, I think it corrupted something else and I can't get in except in safe mode. If I try to boot normally, it gets to the desktop and 2 seconds later insta-hangs. No BSOD, no errors, it just... stops. I tried reinstalling all the drivers from Safemode, no effect; tried disabling startup processes, and it just made it hang during the windows logo bit of the boot phase before you reach windows login; tried system repair and system restore, no effect.

If it is, as I am starting to now suspect, a hardware problem more than a software one, then I need to know what's causing it. Don't want to waste money replacing things unneccessarily. If it is a driver problem then, again, I need to know which one because all of my own attempts thus far have failed to come up with anything concrete.

I am literally " " close to throwing the whole thing out the window.

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When I get a new cumulative update I notice a lot of unnecessary files on C:\ so I run disc cleanup.
I do so before I create an image in case I have to recover the image in the future without all these unnecessary files which take forever to cleanup.
When the disc is cleaned up from windows updates I then create the image.
Why does this disc cleanup take so long and would you suggest a different approach to creating a clean image.

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Disk Cleanup (Windows Update Cleanup) removes Windows updates KB3031432,KB3021952, and KB3004375. I have never had this problem before. I use Disk Cleanup after every monthly Microsoft updates. I had to reinstall listed updates on two computers when I checked
for new Windows updates. Why is this? Windows Update Cleanup section of Disk Cleanup should not remove updates. Can not completely cleanup my computers. Rodney

A: Disk Cleanup (Windows Update Cleanup) removes Windows updates

Cleanup does not removed any updates. Can you check windowsupdate.log file?Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading
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It seems to me that a recent Windows 7 update from only about 3 or so days ago started a new problem where, for some reason, at the end of every day, between midnight to 1AM my time, (EST) my computer suddenly runs low on RAM/freezes up, the bad kind of freezing up where the ctrl alt del won't work (or the ctrl shift esc) and I have to force a reboot. I suspect the recent update because I realized it started happening after installing that, and I didn't install anything else recently.

A:It seems to me that a recent Windows 7 update from only about 3 or so days ago started a new problem...

well, I would suggest going to start, programs, accessories, tools, system restore, and restoring it to a point before you installed the update, and seeing if that fixes the problem.

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Hi Team! I've got HP Pavilion G6 with Windows 10, upgraded from Windows 7, with which I originally bought it. Want to ask you - is there a reliable program/ application that I can use for cleaning my laptop without deleting anything important? Just to free some space. For exampe on my Android tablet i use Clean Master and it's pretty good.The questions excludes Disc cleanup on the device :-) Regards,mirakirova

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A:disc cleanup in windows 10

Hey, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. The first choice is the popular   CCleaner  from Piriformwww.piriform.com This is reliable choice. Once you start it you have a variety of options to clean. Never had a single issue with it. Just select the desired options to "clean". Let me know if this works for you. 

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I'm using Windows XP Professional and SBC Yahoo DSL. When I try to open Disc Cleanup I cannot open it intead two window pops up. One large window with black screen with DOS prompt and another small window with following message:

The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.
cs:0dbc IP:0116 OP:63 of 6d 2b 2e Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

Please help! Thanks.


A:Can't open Disc Cleanup in Windows XP Pro

Welcome to the TSG forums.

Read this link, and post back here when you've followed the instructions on this page, so we'll know how things turned out for you.


Good luck - HTH

- slingshotter

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I'm using Windows XP Professional and SBC Yahoo DSL. When I try to open Disc Cleanup I cannot open it intead two window pops up. One large window with black screen with DOS prompt and another small window with following message:

The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.
cs:0dbc IP:0116 OP:63 of 6d 2b 2e Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

Please help! Thanks.


A:Can't open Disc Cleanup in Windows XP Pro

Welcome to the TSG forums.

Read this link, and post back here when you've followed the instructions on this page, so we'll know how things turned out for you.


Good luck - HTH

- slingshotter

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I have my opinion, but I'm looking for others . Do you think a W7 machine, using IE9 as the only browser, that is maintained only by the on-board Disc Cleanup, Defrag and IE9 Browser Maintenance tool, will run as well as the same machine maintained with CCleaner, and a 3rd party defragger over the life of that machine?

A:Are Windows 7 Disc Cleanup & Defrag Tools Enough?

I don't see why it matters? You clean up a few files ~bah~ big deal your computer is still slow.

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I have been trying to get the updates done on this computer foe about a week now. It has several issues so I don't if they are all related or just a real mess:
The system is really slow...I tried doing a disc cleanup to delete tmp files, etc. but the message comes up "disk space cleanup manager has stopped working" and it can not find a solution except that the updates may be missing. When I try to install the updates, I get error messages 800B0100 and C355. I have tried to download directly, but nothing works. Seems like a nasty circle I am going in! I would appreciate any help!


A:[SOLVED] Can't update windows, disc cleanup missing

Hi what operating system is this as your listed with xp and this is the vista win 7 forum
if vista you can try this Windows Update error 800B0100

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I first noticed a problem with Windows Update (WU) a few days ago. The timeline and 'evidence' is this.
(my WU settings are to 'notify only')

1/ All had been running smoothly until a single optional update appeared (Synaptic finger print driver).
2/ Driver installed and Windows restarted. All good.
3/ Disk clean-up including system file clean-up was carried out. (I always do this following updates).
4/ From this point on WU failed to do a daily check.

I didn't troubleshoot this issue at the time, I rolled back to a June 6th disk image).

5/ All well following the rollback. WU checks as normal and picks up all the June updates. (no Synaptic driver in this list)
6/ Disk clean-up performed again. Remember this is now on an earlier image that we know is good because all worked normally for days past this point before.
7/ Again, WU now appeared broken. Two days have elapsed with no auto check.

The only common factor in this is the running of the disk clean utility.

Today I changed the WU settings to 'never check for updates' and applied them. I then reset them back to 'notify only' and immediately WU launched into an update check and picked up the list of optionals that I believe appeared yesterday.

So all very odd. I will have to wait until tomorrow to see whether it works as normal from this point on.

A:Suspicion That Disc Cleanup Has 'Broken' Windows Update.

Looks like this is still broken. No update check has run this morning.

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When support ended for Windows XP Professional SP3 in April 2014, it was announced that extended support would be available for it until April 2019 - another 5 years.

With support ending for Windows 7 SP1 in January 2020, it has been announced that extended support will be available for it until January 2023 - another 3 years.

This is newly-released information, so details and pricing have not yet been made available.

Note: It appears to apply only to Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise users, so Windows 7 Home Premium/Ultimate users appear to be out of luck.


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I spoke with the VLSC and they told me that to be able to install ESUs onto windows 7 installations that we would need to do the following:

Purchase a single licenses of Windows 10 with software assurance to get imaging rights and downgrade supportReimage each windows 7 system in the curstomer environment with the volume license service center windows 7 image iso

I would expect the updates since they are basically downloaded from a portal to install on pretty much any current install of Windows 7.  Am I correct that we would be able to have the MSP (assuming they have software that can deploy the ESUs) push
out the updates downloaded from the ESU portal to our clients current Windows 7 OEM installs or is VLSC correct in that every system would have to be reinstalled with a new volume license image before the ESUs could be installed on the system?

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With extended support ending January 14th, 2020 for Windows 7 and MS's Extended Security Updates thru January 2023 - does anyone know how that will work if we are using a WSUS server for distributing updates? Does anyone know if we would just have to pay
for the WSUS server(s) for extended security updates or how will that work? I can't seem to find any information on that. 

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Debug Dump Files  498 MB
System Error Memory Dump Files 498 MB
MB finds nothing

A:Disc Cleanup Cleanup removes 997 MB, but it is still there

You can try Ccleaner, it is in the down load section.  You will have to check the boxes that remove them, you should take note of at least the last ten events.

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 I have a number of Windows 7 Enterprise machines in a secure non-networked environment. Will there be a procedure to download individual KB patches similar to the Windows catalog identified from the latest monthly wsusscn2.cab file?
Will Windows 7 patches even be listed in the wsusscn2 file after Jan 20, 2020? This is presuming that I have purchased the extended support of course. Thank you

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Hi, does anybody know  how will Microsoft deliver Extended Security Updates?

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My computer decided it would surprise me by suddenly turning itself off earlier and refusing to turn on when asked. Nothing happening when power button pressed: no fans whirring or POST beeps.

I figured a power problem at first, having had a few issues last year that cost me a new PSU and a graphics card. I swapped power lead A for a second one from my guitar amp, B, and that failed to initilise the computer either. "[email protected]", I thought, "PSU gone again." However I then plugged power lead B back into my amp and that would now not turn on either.

Guessing this meant a fuse issue, I nicked one from a perfectly good lamp and swapped it for the fuse in power lead B, proved it still worked in the amp, then connected it up to the computer. As soon as it was in the fuse popped (I heard it this time) and nothing worked.

Short of tearing apart all my household appliances, I'm out of fuses to keep testing this problem, but any ideas on the cause of the issue would be a great help. As far as I see the possibilities are:

Bad PSU - needing replacing
Parts grounding inside the case
Dodgy motherboard
Static build-up

I was going to take the PSU and mobo out of the case and test it in a safe environment to see if it could boot with as little in as possible. What else will I need to test this, and would it be possible to test the PSU on its own, completely without the motherboard.

My system:
3.2GHz Pentium 4 Prescott
512MB Geforce 7600GS
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A:PSU Has Started Killing Fuses Suddenly

First of all I have no idea what power lead A or power lead B is! Are you speaking of some type of inline fuse? None of the desktop power supply cords I have seen have an inline fuse. The male end of the cord plugs into the source of power, and the female end plugs into the power supply. Overcurrent protection should be located internally in the power supply.

Do the fuses you are changing have the same amperage rating as the original?

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last week windows 10 done a couple of automatic largish updates, not sure what was in them,
any how as i am a online gamer i have noticed a bit of a drop in FPS when playing BF1 (battlefield1) nearly laggy.
i did try cleaning out all the old AMD drivers and software, and i now have the most up-to-date driver
but this dint improve anything, would there be some thing that is running in the background in windows that wasn't before, causing the problem.
How can i disable windows none esensual activates or programs that will put a drain on my CPU causing
the slight lag in the game.
dont really want to reinstall windows at this time, but will if i have to.

thanks in advance, j

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Everything worked fine for several years until this past week when new updates were installed...
Now the program won't even load.
Suggestions welcome, no thanks to Microsoft Inc. who apparently doesn't value vintage products or loyal patronage....

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Hi everyone,
I am deploying updates to PCs with SCCM 2012 SP1 and I noticed that after reboot and "preparing to configure windows" message, I get a message "Cleaning up....Please wait". Is there a way to disable this cleanup? I would like to schedule
cleanups manually after hours. Sometimes people come into the office and their machine is not rebooted and when they do bounce it, it gets stuck at cleanup for up to 15 minutes. 

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all was fine this weekend. up until saturday when i installed the most recent updates.  I cannot let them auto install as i have to be near wifi and have to have a chance to save my work first.
ok so now here is my problem. the install goes perfect, everything else was fine, windows needs to restart... so I told it to restart later so i could finish my other work that i was doing online. after all of that I shut down normally and take my machine home to discover upon reboot that it goes to a black screen...my first thought of course is to troubleshoot it with the install disk. I load the install disk, go into troubleshooting tools and browse files. at this point i discover my c drive mounted as e and the system reserved that windows makes for the boot manager and things is mounted as c. after changing this in the registry settings through the same boot disk I am able to boot but instead of loading my account it shows my name with a missing profile pic.  no matter what password i give it either sits stuck on the word welcome or preparing windows but never logs in. if it logs in then i get a black screen with only my mouse displayed and am able to move it but never get anything else.
I am able to use linux on another hardrive to go in and backup my files if needed but is there any other option besides complete reinstall of windows? I do not have time to sit at burgerking for an entire day just to reupdate windows especially if it is indeed the update tha... Read more

A:windows 8.1 will not login after most recent updates.

Let's start with a couple of bootrec commands
Open up the repair tools and select the Command Prompt option.
Type these 3 commands exactly, pressing Enter after each one:
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /rebuildbcd
The last one asks a question about installations to select - select "All" by pressing A and then press Enter
Let us know if that works and we'll move on from there.

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I have my update set to download but choose what and when to update.

Since the update my laptop has gone nuts.

It first started not allowing me to get on internet, then its now allowing me. A message appeared "execution faled" or something like that.

My Avast has disappeared like a whipped dog.....cant get into "uninstall programs" to see if its there?

Control panel is off the planet and takes ages to load, then wont load diagnostic files - just shuts down.

System restore said it could not do the action required when I restored it to the point before the updates......

Am scared to touch anything as I have internet access but dont know if I am protected.......

Thanks if you know what this is????

A:Windows Recent Updates Cause Havoc

Since Avast disappeared could you not enable Windows Defender ?

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The recent round(11-12-14 to present) of Windows updates have at least shown some light on issues I have faced for well over 2 years. Has anyone heard if they are going to publish more regarding the  "Kernel,Ole,Kerberos, and other subjects in the near future?

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 I had windows 10 installed on my thinkpad laptop T530i in July . My laptop is about 3 years old. I have not had any problems  until recently when windows tried to install new updates.  The laptop has tried repeatedly to install these updates but always fail. Updates as KB3185611   Sept   Kb3159635 KB3193821 Oct. When installing updates  the screen goes dark and there is a white dotted circle like that keeps going around and around. I have let the laptop run for 10 hours and still will not install updates. I have to shut it down twice beofre it will restore to oringial.  I was told there is no way to pick and choose updates now which i think is a bummer. What is causing these updates to fail?  I am getting very frustrated. I wish i just stayed with windows 7. I know of others who have had problems  and others who have not. Is this problem with just Lenovo laptops.Frustrating.Ann

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My AVG Internet Security suite popped up 2 alerts during the last batch of W7 updates today :-
One said that Window Malicious software removal tool needed access to the internet,
and there was another similar AVG alert during those W7 updates that I've now forgotten,
Any idea if this is this just a change in the behaviour of AVG, or is Washington and MS planting stuff in my PC that I should have refused ?
Trusting old me said "yes" and "allow" to everything !!!
regards, Richard

A:AVG alerts during recent Windows Updates ?

AVG lost favor amongst techies years ago when it bloated up and never trimmed back down. Most here recommend http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/. For those who get chronically infected adding Malwarebytes Real Time protection (instead of just the free scanner) usually prevents it happening agian.

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So, I ran a Windows Update on a Windows XP SP3 Home Edition last night and found these optional updates available:

.NET 4 Framework update (KB2468871)
.NET 4 Framework update (KB2533523)
Root Certificates update [June 2011] (KB931125)
Update for XP (KB2492386)
I installed them and they installed without issue. After rebooting, the system would boot and the desktop would appear and then eventually explorer.exe would hang and the icons in the system tray wouldn't fully populate and I wouldn't be able to run any applications. I tried backing off the Windows XP update, I tried booting the last known configuration and those didn't help. So, I ran a system restore to the point BEFORE those updates were installed and everything is running fine now.

Does anyone know if any of these updates are problematic? I mean other than the fact the system didn't run right after installing them. I would image the Root Certificate update wouldn't cause any problems but I haven't tried to install any of them again.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!


A:Question about recent Windows Updates

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When I turned on my computer this AM the update balloon popped up saying there were 8 important updates. I clicked install and at the same time Acrobat Reader popped up with an update. So I installed that at the same time, then rebooted. When my desktop reappeared there was no mention of the recent Windows updates and the Acrobat Reader is v. 9.4.6. I checked and the latest version seems to be v. 10. How can I check to make sure the Windows updates installed? I entered "Windows Updates" in search box and nothing came up RE windows. I just need to know how I can access the list of the latest installed updates. Thanks.

A:List Of Recent Windows Updates

Its very easy
View update history in Windows Vista
If you do not have them, they will be sent again.

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This affects:Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3021952)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3004375)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3031432)
This also affects important updates:Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3004375)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3031432)

When I run Windows Update cleanup I'm being prompted to install these updates again, every time!

A:Windows Update Cleanup uninstalls updates

Yeah this is a known problem.
We're not sure whether it's a problem with the tool, or a problem with the udpates - but MS are aware of it (so I understand) and should be working on a fix.

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I have been using a linksys 5 port workgroup switch in my room. I have the ethernet cable coming from the router into the uplink port and my PS3, xbox, dvr, and pc in the other ports. It has been working fine until today I started messing around the the cables. I had trouble with the ps3 connecting to the internet so I used my laptop with wifi disabled to test out a few of the cables and ports. Now all of a sudden the switch kills the internet connection. If I remove the cable running to my room from the main router, the other PCs and wireless will connect, but as soon I plug myself up it goes dead. I now have the ethernet cable in my room hooked directly to the PC bypassing the switch and everything works fine now.

Has the switch gone bad? Any ideas?

A:Solved: My linksys switch has started killing the dsl connection.

Has the switch gone bad?Click to expand...

I don't know how anybody can answer that any better than you have. Your trouble shooting has confirmed your thread title.

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After installing today 12 updates, Windows 7 x64 does not boot.

It shows the screen "Starting Windows" for about 2 minutes, then reboots.
Safe mode does not help.

A:After recent updates Windows fails to load

Can you try 'last known good configuration'

How To Start Windows 7 Using Last Known Good Configuration

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Hello everyone. Today I had the windows updates problem - BSOD after installing windows updates, and had to remove one of the security files (like 100s of other people). However, at some point in this process I lost my audio driver, and cannot get it reinstalled. Realtech HD Audio cannot start code 10. I have a Dell Vostro 1510 with XP Pro SP3. I have removed and reinstalled the driver, and tried updating it, several times from device manager and from the add hardware wizard. I think the required files are in my computer, but I cannot get it to start. Error message is always the same
- The software for this device is now installed, but it may not work correctly. The device cannot start. (Code 10)
Any ideas? Has anyone else experienced this?
Oh, all my audio codecs are ok. There is no audio listed in System devices in device manager - should there be?

A:no audio after recent windows updates crash

Update, although maybe no one is listening...
in dxdiag, the following: "No sound card was found. If one is expected, you should install a sound driver provided by the hardware manufacturer."
I should have Realtek HD audio...
There are several errors in Eventviewer, but none specific to the sound.
Errors for acpiec: \Device\ACPIEC: The embedded controller (EC) hardware didn't respond within the timeout period. This may indicate an error in the EC hardware or firmware, or possibly a poorly designed BIOS which accesses the EC in an unsafe manner. The EC driver will retry the failed transaction if possible.

Also for DCOM: DCOM got error "This service cannot be started in Safe Mode " attempting to start the service EventSystem with arguments "" in order to run the server: {1BE1F766-5536-11D1-B726-00C04FB926AF}

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

How is my computer running if all this does not start?

I can supply a zipped system information file if anyone can use that to help me.

I am really not happy that I have no music

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Not sure if anyone else is having this problem, but I have had 5+ Windows 7 users with Explorer crashes today. The Explorer Window loads but only displays Favourites and Libraries. All users have similar setups so it may be some other software causing
the problem but I suspect Windows updates may be at fault here. Restarting Explorer.exe brings it back but not a permanent fix

Also these users report not being able to load thumbnails on network drives, where as Windows 10 users can view the same drives fine. 
Anyone else had anything similar with Windows 7 machines?

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....some of the answers - Perhaps this link is worth a read for those members having issues with KB977165. Reading around the forums this problem seems to be with Windows XP.

kind regards,

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Windows Update is showing that I need two "Important" updates. These are KB2656356 and KB2656351. No other updates are shown. Usually "Important" updates such as these are already check by windows update but these show up as unchecked updates. This is a little confusing. Does anyone know why these are not checked?
Windows 7 64bit Pro.

A:Recent updates are unchecked in Windows Update. Why?

Those updates seem to be problematic on some machines. They may have tried to install and failed.

Try checking them and updating and see if they work. If they fail, look here:

My Win 7 Ultimate Windows Update KB2656356 continues to fail - Microsoft Answers

I had to manually install those on my work machine but not on my home machines. I didn't have to do anything too fancy, just DLed the stand alone installer and installed it fine.

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My Windows 7 system on my Dell XPS has become unstable since a recent Windows Update. 
Hard disk and diagnostic checks are good as well as full malware checks are clean.
Many of the built-in and 3rd party apps are now unstable and crash fairly frequently.
sfc /scannow repair finds some issues and tries to fix them but doesn't seem to work.
Windows 7 startup repair also doesn't seem to resolve it.
The two updates that seem to have started all this are KB2909921(Cumulative security updates for IE 11) and KB2830477 (Update to windows 7).
They always say "Failure configuring Windows updates and reverting changes..."
I think I have a corrupted Windows 7 system file.
I've used Tweaking.com Windows Repair v2.4.0 with no luck either.
Any way to find and fix it without moving all my data offline and then re-installing Windows 7 and moving data back?
Or at least figure out how to do the updates correctly?
Any help appreciated!
Thanks guys! 
P.S. Attached is log of issues Tweaking found.
Lots of failures and warnings in there with Windows Update Agent..

A:Windows 7 reverting recent Microsoft updates

No attachment.  If any BSOD's, change in System Properties under the Advanced tab, click on the radio button for Settings, and change the machine to not reboot after a BSOD, and the log to "Complete Memory Dump".  Did you try a System Restore back before this all happened?  I would after you get this straightened out, use Clonezilla (download Tuxboot from Tuxboot.org to make a bootable USB Pendrive or CD), then clone the drive to either a DVD or Network drive.
Windows also has been known to pull bad updates, due to they end up finding out that they do cause issues.  The last one is for RDC, but also is for Windows 8.x Server 2012 r2, that it changes the behavior of RDC (Remote Desktop Connection.  I would just shut RDC off and use Teamviewer, if you access your computer remotely while either in the house, or away.
The first one was supposed to repair a memory leak in IE11.  See this for others having the same problem with KB2909921.  http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_update/kb2909921-was-auto-installed-then-ie-couldnt/d8ef1715-c903-4cc3-ad40-4edfe72587bb?auth=1

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So as of about a week ago, I've been having some issues with some applications stuck in an 'always on top mode'. For example, I may be using Pidgin IM, and I'll open up Windows Explorer. Windows Explorer will open up behind Pidgin, and even clicking on Windows Explorer won't bring it in the foreground, thereby causing me to have to minimize pidgin manually.

I thought this was a problem with just me, but one of my friends just recently complained about this too, which leads me to believe that this is affecting a lot of others.

Does anyone know anything about this problem or how to fix it? Running Windows 8.1 Pro.

A:Windows are stuck in 'always on top' mode as of recent updates

Are you only seeing this issue on this one program?

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I don't know if this is a problem, but for the last 3 days there have been updates available on shutdown.... I know this is not unusual, but when turning on it is also doing a longer than normal configuration as it installs... so it almost seems like the same update is not taking and it keeps trying?

I just turned the computer on after having it off for a few hours, when I shut it down earlier it had updates, and now I see they are there again ?

anyone else notice this, or is it just me? Any ideas?

A:Solved: Recent windows 7 updates - seem to be repeating


do you have updates set to automatic ?
if so see what the latest updates were.


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Updates for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (28/04/11)

Mozilla Firefox (or Google Chrome) will not open after this update - all you see is a continuous blank white screen with 'connecting' at top and 'Looking up www.google.ie' at the bottom from Firefox

Can only get internet access through Internet Explorer (64-bit).
When you set a system restore back before these updates were added Firefox works perfectly

A:Have recent Windows Updates blocked Mozilla Firefox?

Internet Explorer (64-bit) is now the only web browser that works and it cannot be the default web browser i.e. you can't open a link from an e-mail etc.

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I have an SSD boot drive in my W540.  Until recently boot/restart time to get to the login screen has been great (under 20 seconds).  Starting about 2 weeks ago the time to boot/restart the laptop now takes over 2 minutes with a large part of that (over 1 minute) with a blank display.  I suspect that the cause is one or more of the many Windows Updates and Lenovo driver updates that I installed.  Of course, in this case I did not reboot after every update, and have not been able to identify the update or specific combinaton that causes the startup delay. Is anyone else experiencing log boot/restart times? Any suggestions on a methodical procedure to isolate the cause of the startup delay? 

A:W540 Windows 7 slow restart since recent updates

It's been slightly over a 3 days now, and since a windows update (now Win 10 64 1607.14393.2007) the sys has crawled.  Yes, I know this thread is about Win 7. As usual, I cannot see the hard disk activity, so I cannot tell what is going on.  Just a dumb black box with no user feedback. On my other systems, when the morning HD back up to the server is active, I can see the HD activity and know that there is housekeeping going on, or some background chore.  With the W540, I see nothing... NADA.  This is a blind system.  I'll have once AGAIN to do a backup restore from an earlier time (~4-5 days ago). All benefits of speed, is lost in fixing this blind machine. Sooo... my question, has anyone noticed a slow up after an this minor 1607 update. I must mention that MS downloaded a more instant update (again, I was not aware of the activity), Tried to install, crashed, and restored to the original version....  Hence, why I may have to reinstall AGAIN.

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Hey guys, as the title says, i pushed the power button on my PC and ran out the door for school. Last thing I saw on my screen was updates being applied before it shut down. It was on update "10 out of 10"

I just got home and was met with a nice BSOD. My PC has blue-screened twice before, both of the previous blue-screens had the message: "KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR"

However, this BSOD had no message, but gave me the following values.

STOP: 0X000000F4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xFFFFFA80082DAB30, 0xFFFFFA80082DAE10, 0xFFFFF800033E88BO)

Any help is greatly appreciated!

PC Specs

CASE: Cooler Master Storm Scout
MOTHERBOARD: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
CPU COOLER: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ with Additional Fan
RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6870
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro Modular 700Watt
SSD: 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 (Boot/Game Drive)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB (Storage) X2 in RAID 0
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

A:BSOD while shutting down, after recent Windows updates were applied

Please upload a report

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I am currently facing a really annoying problem with a bsod occurring when booting the system.
This bsod comes after I installed the following bunch updates provided by Windows Update:

Office 2010:
(KB982726) 32-Bit-Edition
(KB2687501) 32-Bit-Edition
(KB2687510) 32-Bit-Edition
(KB2760410) 32-Bit-Edition
(KB2598242) 32-Bit-Edition

Windows 7

After installations finishes I do the recommended reboot, systems boots fine. If I would again do another reboot, also everything fine.
Now the system runs for some hours then I do shutdown for the next day. Then on the next day the bsod comes up. I can reproduce this problem many times.
What I tried:
Check drivers up2date
Did chkdsk c: /F /R
Check cabling of drives
Changed Sata Cables
Checked BIOS Updates
Did Virus scan wih several Scanners and Anti Malware products, no results found
Even removed my Norton AV
Deleted bootcache file, restored it back, no fix
Did SFC/SCANNOW which tells me that there is a file damaged but can't be repaired. If i do SFC/SCANNOW again in Windows RE it tells me that there is an outstanding reapir. Tried this several times. Same results always from SFC.
I also attached the CBS.log .

Workaround for me is using startup repair and skipping the windows updates.

But somehow I would like to find a solution, I do not really like reinstalling everytime such windows trouble comes up.
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A:BSOD after recent Windows Updates, error 0x0000006b

All the dumps are showing stop 6B.

Usual causes: Hard drive, Cables, Missing boot files, Disabled driver

Do some Disc checks.
Update your SSD's Firmware (skip it, if it is not a SSD)
Re-seat the sata and power.

Run chkdsk /f/r, following the option two of the tutorial Disk Check
Seatool for dos: SeaTools | Seagate download
Burn it in a blank cd. boot from the CD, click on "Accept", wait for it to finish detecting the drives, then in the upper left corner select "Basic Tests", then select "Long Test" and let it run.
After re-seating the cables, if the problems persist, you may try changing cables. A bad cable also may cause it.

For ensure that it is not a boot issue, run Startup Repair for three separate times, with restarts after every single run.
Startup Repair: Run three separate times.

If all failed, do a System Restore to a point earlier than that update.

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Yesterday I was forced to reboot my computer as MS installed some Windows Updates. After the reboot I can no longer access google.com's main page and some other https site like my companies Citrix Storefront login page. These all worked before the forced update. There were 2 updates installed KB3142588 and KB3140768. I uninstalled the KB3142588 and rebooted and everything worked again. Later in the day again MS installed something and forced me to reboot. After the reboot, the same problem came back. Funny thing now, is that those 2 updates are no longer there and were replaced by others. One of them I could uninstall and the other I cannot. I uninstalled the one (didn't write done the KB#) and rebooted and still the same problem. It only really seems to be issues with some https sites. I can't believe that there is a problem with googles certificate.

I get a "There is a problem with this website's security certificate". The security certificate presented by this website is not secure. Security certificate problems may indicate an attempt to fool you or intercept and data you send to the server.

I cannot just accept the cert nor can I look at it like I could in Windows 7.

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My Windows 8 Pro Store lists 4 available App updates: music, video, games and mail. When I select STORE and chose to update, the apps attempt to download and install the updates. They have failed to update for 4 days now. The error codes are either 0x80070002 OR 0x80246007.

I have previously downloaded and followed the instructions for apps.diagcab, rebooted. Nothing seems to resolve my inability to update these recently released App updates.

I have not installed any new software. My other Apps, including Bing, News and Finance continue to list current updates without any exceptions.

Whenever I attempt to open music, games, video and mail, they fail to open and revert back to START.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Is Microsoft aware of this issue and attempting to resolve it? Thank you.

A:Recent Windows 8 App Store updates failing to update

Hello ABsfone, and welcome to Eight Forums.

See if clearing the Store cache may be able to help.
Store Cache - Clear in Windows 8
Hope this helps,

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Ever since I installed Vista, my HDD has been going crazy. When I had XP on, the HDD activity was really low and smooth since im using a SATA drive. Now that I have vista on its horrible. Files take longer to load, the HDD is never quiet. Its even starting to click! Which is a bad sign. What the hell is vsta doing? I want all this intense harddisc activity to stop. Whats causing it and how can I stop it?

Windows Vista Build 6000 Final

HDD Driver - 160GB Maxtor SATA

A:Windows Vista "Killing" my Hard Disc Drive!

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I have Windows 7 Home 64 bit.

Two updates will not install

Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 System (KB2509488)

Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB2466156)

Error details: Code 8007066F

I also at one point got error code 80246007 because I did a lot of internet searching and tried various remedies.

please help me.

I started this thread - Windows Update Error due to recent Office 2007 Updates - Microsoft Answers - but haven't fixed the problem yet.


A:Windows Update Error due to recent Office 2007 Updates

First uninstall Microsoft Office Application
Reboot the computer
Perform Windows updates...
Reboot the computer
Install Microsoft Office

It's Done....

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