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Stumbleupon Breaks After Firefox Update

Q: Stumbleupon Breaks After Firefox Update

Today, Firefox updated itself to the latest version. Also, it updated an addon I have installed called flashget. I'm not sure which caused the problem but I suspect it was flashget, but I can't prove it.

The error I experienced was that when I clicked the Stumble button, I would always get sent to this URL: ht.tp://s.kuaiche.com/so/index.html (note, I put an extra dot in the http part so it won't turn into a link).

Anyway, I was able to ix it by uninstalling then reinstalling StumbleUpon. Have any other Stumblers out there come across this?

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Hello,I have been lurking bleepingcomputer as a non-member for a while now. I typically am able to find the instructions to fix almost any problem a computer (be it mine or a friends) has from your forum. Now it seems I am unable to find the solution to my specific problem, so I finally signed up as a member! My problem is similar to all these redirect virus issues I have been reading, but slightly different and not quite the same.Here's the problem:Randomly when I am browsing the internet, every now and again a site that I come across (typically while using StumbleUpon [Firefox Add-On]) will redirect to some completely random site. It doesn't appear to follow any pattern, and has redirected to various different websites. The websites I am redirected to are rarely the same website I was redirected to before, the only exception being theclickcheck.com and yellowpages.com, both of these websites I have been redirected to more than once. Additionally, even if I don't have a browser open a pop-up will appear in a new window. If a browser is open, the pop-up window error will occur more frequently it seems(in a separate window, not a separate tab). Also, I noticed each redirect or pop-up goes through google-analytics.com, so this may still be the google redirect virus, but I am unsure.I have had this issue for about a week now, and I have been unable to get the time to really find the problem. I wish to do online banking, bill paying, and the what not but fear that... Read more

A:Random redirects and occasional pop-up while browsing with Firefox (particularly when using Firefox Add-On StumbleUpon)

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The ... Read more

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So, I just updated 3 machines with update 1.14393.187 I have Firefox as default browser on all 3 machines. After reboot shortcuts .URL in links on desktop won't open by default. Message ''unknown file type do you want to open this file''.

The fix is to go to user folder and reset default location of favorites moving all files with it. Copy all favorites files from new location. Create a new Favorites folder in old location. Paste folders from default location to new folder. Move favorites location to new folder. DO NOT REPLACE FOLDERS when prompted.

Problem solved on all 3 machines.

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After Firefox upgraded itself to version, The Stumbleupon toolbar disapeared and I cannot launch it even with <CTRL> F11. Under "TOOLS, ADDONS" Stumbleupon is still there but greyed out. It says it will start after closing and reopenning the browser...but it doesn't. Any ideas or suggestions?


A:Stumbleupon disapears in firefox

Do you have the latest version? (3.06)


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Hello. I have Windows XP Home, SP 3 on a Dell with 2 Gigs of RAM. When I use StumbleUpon, it does not take long before the memory usage gets very high (~ 400,000 K or more) slowing the PC response noticeably. Are there any settings I can adjust on my PC to keep the memory usage from going so high ? ThanksEdit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:StumbleUpon - Firefox & Memory Usage

You can adjust your virtual memory settingshttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc737315.aspxhttp://www.aumha.org/win5/a/xpvm.php

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Hi all, really hoping for some help.

I have been trying to set up my older (2008) laptop with a clean install of windows 7 ultimate / 32 bit.
The reason to do this is because I was given a SSD drive and wanted to set up a 100% fresh system.
This laptop was before running just fine on the same windows version, but from a HDD.

My problem is this: I run a new setup for windows, no problems. I run windows update and it starts with updating to a new update agent Version 7.6.7600.256. No problems, I receive some updates including SP1. After installing SP1 I get the mandatory update to update to Update Agent 7.6.7600.320 and windows update just breaks. When I start it just searches for updates forever but never finds any.(after hours)

Now, my PC is running the same windows version and updates just fine. Also, I have tried to do clean installs on several systems and they ALL have the exact same problem. I even did installs on all these systems with different W7 versions (Home and PRO) and still the exact same problem, as soon as Update Agent 7.6.7600.320 gets installed it all grinds to a halt.

I have tried all kinds of solutions I found on the internet including a repair tool from tweaking.com (Tweaking.com - Windows Repair Free/Pro) which combines most solutions suggested like disk and file system checks. I also changed DNS settings to the Google DNS and of course tried the MS Fix it tool and also ran CCCleaner. I have tried so many things I don't even remember them all.

So bec... Read more

A:Windows update breaks after installing update agent 7.6.7600.320

Hi Jo123 & welcome to the forum.
Please follow Windows Update Posting Instructions.
Don't think issue is with windows os, it's windows update.
Windows updates are taking an extremely long time.
Some have stated 24-48 hours.
Set your computer to sleep NEVER
Start windows update and be patient.
Patience is a virtue!!

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You can't restore bookmarks. When you locate the restore file .json, Firefox crashes.

It worked fine in 7068. It looks like MS is going backwards again.

A:7077 Breaks Firefox 3.07 and 3.08

You could import the bookmarks.html instead.

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I believe it is a certain update that is breaking something in IE. Perhaps an Active X control? Requests trickle in occasionally from users reporting their Business Portal has stopped working. The work-around is to open Microsoft Business Portal using IE 64bit. While doable, that is a bit of a hassle.

Here's a screen shot:

When clicking on "Document Number" under the Time Card area.. the right empty portion of the page should populate with the time card information.

Does this sound familiar to anyone and/or has anyone come up with a solution? Aside from picking through the installed updates, identifying the update, and uninstalling it?

(Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit | IE 8 | Intel Q9400, 4GB)

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I believe it is a certain update that is breaking something in IE. Perhaps an Active X control? Requests trickle in occasionally from users reporting their Business Portal has stopped working. The work-around is to open Microsoft Business Portal using IE 64bit. While doable, that is a bit of a hassle.

Here's a screen shot:

When clicking on "Document Number" under the Time Card area.. the right empty portion of the page should populate with the time card information.

Does this sound familiar to anyone and/or has anyone come up with a solution? Aside from picking through the installed updates, identifying the update, and uninstalling it?

(Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit | IE 8 | Intel Q9400, 4GB)

A:IE update that breaks a certain functionality of IE

Have you tried Compatibility Mode? And/or setting the Intranet zone (assuming it's internal) to uncheck the "Enable Protected Mode" if it isnt already unchecked.

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After installing this updates, unable to filter recordset using array of bookmarks, there is an exception inside msado15.dll.
For example this vbscript:
DIM rs, v(2), ldx

Const adInteger = 3
set rs = createobject("ADODB.Recordset")
rs.fields.append "Id", adInteger

For ldx = 0 to 9

rs.movefirst: rs.find "Id=3"
v(0) = rs.bookmark
rs.movefirst: rs.find "Id=8"
v(1) = rs.bookmark
rs.movefirst: rs.find "Id=2"
v(2) = rs.bookmark

rs.filter = v
produces an Access Violation (0xC0000005) exception inside msado15.dll
Similar code on C#:
var rs = new ADODB.Recordset();

for (int i = 0; i < 9; i++)
rs.Fields[0].Value = i;

var bookmarks = new object[2];
rs.MoveFirst(); rs.Find("Id=3");
bookmarks[0] = rs.Bookmark;

rs.MoveFirst(); rs.Find("Id=8");
bookmarks[1] = rs.Bookmark;

rs.Filter = bookmarks;
produces the same Access Violation exception in msado15.dll:
>   msado15.dll!ExtractArray()  + 0x5cd bytes    
     msado15.dll!ExtractBookmarkArray()  + 0xa1 bytes    
     msado15.dll!CRecordset::SetFilter()  + 0x6f0 bytes    
     msado15.dll!CRecordset::put_Filter()  &... Read more

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Hello all I'm new to the forum and I like to say a warm hello and ask for help.

I migrated from from hdd to ssd on my Samsung series 7 laptop today and everything has gone very well with the exception of windows updates which are now non functioning. I have tried both the DISM and sfc/scannow procedures as well as numerous other possible solutions I have come across during the day.

I am now truly at a loss as to how to fix the issue, the error code coming up is 80070490. If you can help I will be in your debt.
Kind regards,

A:Otherwise successful migration to SSD breaks Win update

The error number seems to mean "Element not found."

So it might be appropriate to ask how you migrated the system to the SSD?

If the old drive has been removed so it can not conflict with the new one, and you moved the partitions over correctly, there should be some mention of the errors in either the Event Viewer, or the WindowsUpdate.log in the Windows partition. You can copy the log to the desktop to read it. Look for something that mentions error or fatal error.

You may be getting errors in the Event Viewer about the Windows Store, if it was related to the logon account.

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I am installing Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64 on different models of laptops after being wiped clean.

If I install Windows 8.1 and run Sysprep / Generalize / Shutdown, it works fine.

However, I have tried running all Windows updates (220+ updates).  I then attempted to run Sysprep / Generalize / Shutdown.  After a while, it displays a message that 'A fatal error occurred while trying to Sysprep the machine'.

I have looked at numerous articles about the SkipRearm issues and unattend.xml file [ not using one ] with the register key value changes, etc.  None of the articles have fixed the issue.  Apparently, one of the recent Microsoft updates 'breaks'
Sysprep.  However, I am pressed for time on these images and do not have time to do process of elimination to figure out which one it is.

Anybody else coming across this?

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I am running 64bit Win7 on a DX58SO motherboard with the latest bios and board drivers downloaded from intel.- Win7 has all of the updates installed. After I installed SP1 I noticed that I had a yellow exclamation mark by the network adapters icon in the device manager applet with the error displayed as:

WAN Miniport (Netwprk Monitor) #2
This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)

The drivers as identified in the properties sheet (ndistapi.sys and ndiswan.sys) are in fact located in their proper location in Windows/System32/Drivers/

I tried to uninstall the Wan Miniport to see if a restart would load the drivers but Windows would not allow it to be uninstalled. My network is working OK so what exactly does the Network Monitor do?

I tried searching but found nothing similar.

Thanks for any help

A:SP1 update breaks Network Monitor?

It's all geek to me
Network Driver Interface Specification - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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My IT department pushed KB2468871 (among others) to me and it stopped my Windriver Tornado compiler / linker from working. It seemed to mess up the parameter passing so that when the linker (ld) ran there were no input files. Anybody else seen this?


A:Update KB2468871 breaks stuff

That's an update .net Framework v4.0.

Maybe the Kb article can give you some clue.

Check whenever your system have well install the client profile of this version and if the extension of this version are there or installed for your production environment.

Update for the .NET Framework 4

PS: You could uninstall the .net Framework v.4.0 from program and features, and see if it is still the same.

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I have this really annoying problem where a driver keeps automatically installing itself onto my pc but as soon as it installs, my pc scree goes black and it restarts but doesnt start back up. I can restore it back to a safe state. But the safe state is just before the driver installs so its a reply process.Since its an automatic update i dont know what driver its trying to install. Ive tried stopping automatic updates but that doesn't work. Has anybody got a solution or some help for me?

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2017-05 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems (KB4016871)

This update makes it so my PC will NOT be able to connect to the internet.
Some of you may have seen my old post why I couldn't connect to the internet no matter what I did...
I had Factory Reset and what not.

So, I had the problem happen to me again, but I noticed my PC updated when I was out for the day, and came back after a long day to see my PC was at the sign in screen and my network was unable to connect to the internet again. I was quite upset at this, looked around in my PC, factory reset it again and then thought, "Maybe it updated" and what do you know?... I find this update.

So, either something in my PC does not agree to this Window's update, or the update itself is faulty. I do not know why, and my PC keeps trying to force this update after shutdown/scheduled install.

Anyone know what's up or how to stop the force update?
System Specifications -

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3330 CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8128 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 903 GB
Motherboard: Gateway, DX4870
Antivirus: Webroot SecureAnywhere, Enabled and Updated

A:Windows update breaks Network...?


If I let Windows go through with this update, it will break my network.
No idea why.. I'll have to reset windows again.

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I am volunteering my time to a local fire department and they just received two laptops from Dell today. They are both Vostros with i3 processors and Windows 7 Pro 32-bit. I took them and am cleaning them up from the "trial" and "bloatware" that is on them. I found the Windows update failed with update Error 80072ee2.

Here is what fixed it:

I went into the registry and found:



I deleted the entry for UseWUServer (at first I just tried setting it to 0, but did not resolve the problem)and restarted the system. Now the updates work just fine.

Looks like Trendmicro isn't fully uninstalling the software!

A:Trendmicro breaks Windows 7 update


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Hi All,
I am worried about my computer now.Two days back i was trying to download a software from a website and i have downloaded it.It was GOMPLYAERSETUP.exe file.I don't know whether it was a virus/trojan but one thing i know is when i clicked on the setup after downloading ,it did nothing and my computer hangs for a while and then everything went for a toss.After that i thought lets play the movie from VLC only and then problem gets started.The movie sound starts breaking up, computer starts to slow down.Video quality was not clear.Something really annoying happens when I play music on my computer. The sound keeps breaking up in the middle, especially when I am trying to use other applications while listening to music/or while playing the video file. Can anyone please tell me what could be the problem?
Computer Configuration :- XP-Service Pack 2, Ram-1 gb,1.60GHZ
One thing i am sure is that , the computer was perfect before downloading that software.But after downloading it , it was like hell....
PLEASE HELP ME...i am not able to watch any movies or play some music..I have tried using so many antivirus but it didn't help me..

A:Sound Breaks up/Video Quality Breaks up..In WINXP

Hi and welcome to TSF have you tried system restore to a point prior to installing Gom player

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The recent Windows Update on Jan 8, 2019 breaks our POS Program Using MS Jet 4.0 affecting hundreds of our customers with thousands of computers. It has affected everyone running
XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10 as well as Server.

This update contains a "security update for MS Jet 4.0" but doesn't seem to replace the MSJET40.DLL. Users of our application get "Unrecognized Database Format" errors when accessing files through our program. Rewriting the entire
application to use MS Ace or something else then deploying to thousands of computers is not a viable solution.

Removing the Security Update for Microsoft Windows or the Monthly Rollup always repairs the issue. The problem is that Windows 10 users are unable to turn off updates and others who forget to are right back where they started when the update returns.

In July, this "bug" appeared in one of our "Windows 10 Insider Previews: for Windows version 1803. It was promptly fixed in the very next Windows Insider Preview Build and I currently have Insider Build 1809 without that latest patch
and everything works as it should. That said, I did have a customer with 1809 who had this issue. I currently have Build 18262.rs_prerelease 181012-1414 from the slow ring. 

Nobody has changed their database files and they are not using MS Access, just a VB app that uses Access files and Jet 4.0 to open them. The
only change has been this horrendous Windows update that has caused every... Read more

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So the latest monitor INF file is out which "enables" Dolby Vision however installing it breaks ChromaTune profiles such as Native, Standard, Photo Pro, etc. as well as the same options in Vantage. Also as far as Windows is concerned the screen is not HDR as it reports it as SDR still.  Can someone from Lenovo explain what is going on?

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I have two different computers that I have used JavaRA v1.16 on, and doing so seems to break something about Java Update's jusched utility. At bootup, I get a Windows error message. The suggested fix from Micro$oft is to install the latest version of Java, which I have done, and uninstalled, and installed again, with the same results... jusched crashed when it runs at bootup.

Has anyone else noticed this? Ir come up with a fix?

A:JavaRA 1.16 breaks Java Update's jusched???

JavaRa is a tool that removes old versions of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). Did you run it prior to downloading \ installing JavaJRE?The latest recommended version of Java (JRE) is Version 6 Update 30. It can be downloaded HERE. There is also a link there to Remove Older Versions.Although you may have already gone through the steps above, I would recommend trying one more time.

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Hi! Even if the updated UEFI BIOS (1.64) doesn?t show for Windows 10, it seems it resolves some security issues, so I applied it. Unfortunately, resume after sleep is broken and the computer makes a full restart. Downgrading to the previous version of the UEFI BIOS restores sleep/resume. Is this expected ? Thanks in advance,Juan

A:S440 UEFI update from 1.63 to 1.64 breaks resume a...

Dear Juan, Welcome in lenovo community, If there is incompitability between the BIOS and the windows version, it will cause lot of problems, So downgrading the BIOS version will help to solve the sleep/resume issue. Regards,Joseph

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Hello all, I have recently done a completely clean install of Windows 10 on my Y40-70. I am experiencing two graphics related issues: 1. The latest Intel HD Graphics Driver update breaks the display. When either updated by Windows Update, or myself from Lenovo's website (link), the update causes the screen to immediately go blank and stay that way until I go into safe mode, and disable the driver in Windows Device Manager. 2. I am unable to use the AMD graphics card (Radeon R9 M275). Currently Device Manager tells me that the driver for the device is up to date (15.200.1050.0) but Catalyst Control Manager cannot see the card, and nothing I can do will make the machine switch to that card. I have tried multiple times cleanly uninstalling all AMD everything, and reinstalling from both Lenovo's site and AMD's, to no avail. I imagine that these problems are related, but I'm not sure how. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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ALERT: W7 Update breaks other updates, disables future updates
I read this on slashdot.org this morning; MS has acknowledged the problem and offers a fix:
If you have Windows 7 set to automatically update every Tuesday, it may be to permanently disable that feature. Microsoft has just confirmed that a recent update ó specifically KB 3004394 ó is causing a range of serious problems and recommends removing it. The first issue that caught my attention, via AMDís Robert Hallock, is that KB 3004394 blocks the installation or update of graphics drivers such as AMDís new Catalyst Omega. Nvidia users are also reporting difficulty installing GeForce drivers, though I canít confirm this personally as my machines are all Windows 8.1. Hallock recommended manually uninstalling the update, advice now echoed officially by Microsoft.Click to expand...

Get the fix from Microsoft here.

A:Alert: W7 update breaks and disables other updates

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My wifi suddenly stopped working on December 9 following a Windows 10 Update. Device Manager says that a working driver is installed for the device, but Network Connections says I have NO wifi device.  The airplane mode switch allows me to turn Bluetooth on and off, but has no switch for wifi.
I rolled back the Windows Updates to November, and my wifi reappeared and worked fine.  Unfortunately, after 10 minutes it vanished again.  I soon realized that WIndows Update had automatically installed the December update again and re-broken my wifi!  I repeated this cycle a few times, as there is no user interface for telling WIndows Update to not install things.
In the end, I went to Services and disabled the Windows Update Service.  Done.  Now my wifi works, and it stays fixed.
This is not a satisfying solution, as it means that I will NEVER run Windows Update again.  At least not until I turn the service back on.  But when will I know it is safe??  Do I have to try every month after each Windows 10 Update is released?  Ugh.
Help please.

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As the title says, Installing Office 2010 broke windows update on my Windows 8. I have a Genuine Windows 8 Key from Dreamspark and had recently installed Windows 8. I could install every update (5 updates to be precise) before installing Office 2010. By immediately after Office 2010 completed installation I always check and download Office updates, Surprisingly this time I was greeted with "WindowsUpdate_8024402F" "WindowsUpdate_dt000" After doing a bit of advanced Google search I found out that the error may be related to any one the the following

1. This issue may occur when you are using proxy sever or router : I don't use a proxy server. I checked and checked. So this is really not what broke Windows update.

2. You may encounter temporary connection-related errors when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update to install updates : Nope. I'm always connected. Not this too.

3. It might also mean that a program running on your computer is preventing Windows Update Services from accessing the Internet. Programs that might do this include firewalls, antispyware software, web accelerators, Internet security or antivirus programs, or proxy servers : This has to be it! But the only program that I have installed right now is Google Chrome, CCleaner, Picasa, K-lite Mega Codec pack, AND Office 2010. That's it. Since i was able to install updates before installing Office 2010 I'm pretty sure it was responsible for me to rant about it here!

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A:Office 2010 breaks Windows 8 Update.

@Akash Prajapati

My Windows 8 updates okay with Office 2010. I even get updates for Office

Try this in an elevated command prompt

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
(c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>net stop wuauserv
The Windows Update service is stopping.
The Windows Update service was stopped successfully.

C:\Windows\system32>del %windir%\windowsupdate.log

C:\Windows\system32>net start wuauserv
The Windows Update service is starting.
The Windows Update service was started successfully.

C:\Windows\system32>wuauclt /detectnow

Now wait a bit.

C:\Windows\system32>notepad c:\windows\WindowsUpdate.log

Look at the log file. This might help us understand where it goes wrong.

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Hi All,

Has anybody come across this before?

This morning I had a notification that my defender in Windows 8 was out of date and needed updating which I went ahead with.

After the restart I was presented with my login screen.

After logging in I get to the tiles screen but there are no tiles.

If I press the windows key + d I get to my desktop but the wallpaper is gone and I just have a black background with my Firefox icons etc but I can't run anything.

I can't start the control panel from the pc setting option when I move my mouse to the right of the screen but I can eventually get to the control panel if I go back to the desktop and start explorer.exe from the task manager. In the task manager there is nothing running which looks strange, I thought normally there would be lots of things listed as running

If I check my updates I can see defender was successfully updated this morning but I pretty much have an unusable system.

This happened not too long ago also and I ended up doing a clean install as I could not find a way around this and did not have time to find out what the issue was.

Can anybody help with this or am I basically facing a clean installation again?

I checked if I could go back to an earlier restore point but it tells me there are no restore points.

I also disabled defender for now to see if that helped but it's still the same.

Thanks and regards

A:Defender update kb2267602 breaks my installation?

I might have got around it.

I created a new account which logged in ok although it does seem slow to login.

I copied over any files from my old account then deleted that account.

Recreated the account and copied back my files and it looks ok now.

What I did notice after the upgrade and restart to defender is that it displayed the standard Windows welcome screens like after you do a new installation.


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Hi there

after applying the latest cumulative updates IE11 is now broken on my system (W10 pro X-64)..

Often the Main (home page) of a site works but as soon as you link to other links in the site garbled text often appears.

Here's an example from BBC website. Main news page opens but link to a story and :

One can partly fix by pressing F12 and setting IE compatibility to IE10 or IE9.


A:latest cumulative update breaks IE11

Mine seems ok, but Microsoft did say they were killing IE off:

How often do you delete the browser cache.

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I have a recent home-build computer using an ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 motherboard and AMD FX8350 that replaced a dual Xeon motherboard based home build from 2007 that died. It has a RealTek ALC892 on-board audio chipset and it was great for about a week until Monday, when it died after rebooting for Windows Update. A headset was plugged in, and the RealTek HD Audio Manager, which opens when you plug or unplug something to do with sound, went into a loop where it announced that I had plugged in headphones, then plugged in a microphone, then unplugged headphones, then unplugged microphone, which repeated until I unplugged the headset. The computer now produces no sound.

During boot before the sound drivers are installed, occasional clicks and bumps are barely audible from the speakers. When the audio driver loads, there is a quiet click and they grow silent. Unfortunately, they remain silent, no matter what I do (see below). Right-clicking on the audio icon in the taskbar and selecting "Playback devices" produces a screen that shows the speakers as selected as default, and selecting that enables a pushbutton that produces a screen in which the speakers can be tested. Until Windows Update broke the RealTek audio, the test sounds came through the speakers or headphones. Now, only silence. The bar graph of audio output shows that the software is producing the waveforms but they are not coming out the audio jacks anymore. The Windows "Troubleshoot Audio ... Read more

A:Windows Update Breaks RealTek Audio

I can't say I've seen this or seen it "a lot" and I've been working this forum for a while and worked the Dell forum for 10 years.

I have RealTek on both a Gigabyte Z77 motherboard (with an i7 3770 CPU) and an ASUS Z77 motherboard (with an i5 3550 CPU) and the sound has worked OK on both Win 7 64 bit and Win 8/8.1 as both systems have dual boot. Both systems are up to date with Windows updates.

I can't say about all of your software and Windows 8.1. I do know you need the latest version of Aconis, older versions do not work with Win 8 (I used to use Acronis and went to Macrium Reflect). I have Office 2003 and its not supposed to work on Win 8/8.1 but it works OK. I have the latest Nero and it is no problem. I have a (home) recording studio and all my software (I use Sonar) and all my hardware devices work the same in 'Win 7 and Win 8.

Back to your sound problem. The first suggestion is to reinstall the Intel motherboard chipset drivers. The chipset drivers identify (define) all the devices on the motherboard. They are key to the on-board audio working correctly, although other problems can also cause sound device problems. But, I would, as a first step, reinstall the chipset drivers.

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I've recently installed KB4467864 on my 2016 Datacenter SQL server and now when I try to login it just goes black. No GUI no errors. I've rebooted, I've tried safe mode, I've cold powered down and booted up and nothing fixes this. This is my 2nd server 2016
SQL server VM I've installed it on and both have the same issues. I have a Server 2016 datacenter SQL box that I hadn't installed this on yet and it works just fine. Last update it has is KB4467691. 

Anyone else seeing this? Or what else can I do to fix it? I've even tried stopping SQL server and agent to see if that would do it, but no difference. Please help I do not want to rebuild this SQL box. Thankfully its not quite in production yet but this
will put us behind if I have to redo the OS. 

Thank you!

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Upgrading Intel wireless driver on Intel AC-3165 to causes wifi to fail and cannot find any access points within range. The upgrade adds a 'new' device to device manager called 'Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter'. This new device has a yellow exclamation next to it. Uninstaling the new device does not resolve the issue. Only rolling back the driver to or recovers wifi connectivity. Can someone please explain how to troubleshoot this? Thanks.

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I was just reading my daily news feeds and came across a story on Ars Technica that mentioned the January Reliability and Stability update for Windows 7 (KB977074) actually causing more stability and reliability problems then it solves. I went digging, and sure enough, there are multiple reports on the MS Technet forums about this update. In one case, the post marked as an answer by a MS moderator states to hide this update for the time being.http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums...3e-bcac1ac94e57In some cases, the update will not install, randomly freezing upon restart after the initial install, never actually completing and forcing the computer to revert to before it was installed. In other cases, it causes some performance issues, like certain programs not shutting down properly and causing the system to fail to power down at shut down.So in short, if you haven't installed this one yet, you may want to refrain from doing it until a new reliability and stability update is issued from MS.

A:Windows 7 update KB977074 breaks system stability

It installed fine on my Win 7, I wonder what the problem/conflict is?

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Programs having issues

Entrust Entelligence Security Provider 9.2 for OutlookEntrust Entelligence Security Provider 9.2 for WindowsEntrust Entelligence Security Provider Compatibility Kit
Steps to recreate issue.

Load Windows 8 - 64-bitInstall Office 2010 Professional Plus - 64-bitInstall Visio 2010 - 64-bitRun Windows Update - Install all fix/patches.Ran sfc /scannow- Everything looks good.Install EntrustRebootRun sfc /scannow - Shows unrecoverable issues.Run Windows Update - Error 80096002Run Windows Defender - Error 0xc000000d
So I'm not sure if this is a custom installer or what the problem is.
CBS.log file :

A:Entrust Encryption BREAKS Windows 8 Update and Defender

After testing I was able to trace the problems caused by installing "Entrust Entelligence Security Provider 9.2" for Windows down to a set of registry keys.  By adding and removing these keys on a fresh Windows 8 VM without entrust, the many issues
we were experiencing with Windows 8 could be reproduced and then fixed by removing the same keys (windows update, windows defender, windows troubleshooting, etc...).  So far everything appears to be working after installing Entrust in
Windows 8, removing these keys, and then rebooting the machine:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\OID\EncodingType 0\CryptDllFindOIDInfo\2.16.840.!1]

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I have an HP Envy 34 AIO and had the same thing happen. I tried to roll back the drivers, but to no avail. I also did a system restore to gain back connectivity, but the updates kept coming. Ultimately, I had to use an Ethernet cable to get connected. Hopefully another update will come out soon to re-enable the Wi-Fi adapter.

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I have several sites that had been scanning to a Shared Folder (HP and Canon devices) on their workstation for years, using a UserID and password stored in the scanner firmware.  At about the beginning of the year this quit working ?. a System Restore
fixed it, but then of course the problem came back and eventually System Restores quit working.  I have a few that I managed to turn off Auto Updates and they're still working.  What happened to the ability to scan to
\\[computername]\[sharedfolder] using the same UserName and password that are setup on the target workstation?  Thx DMiller

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As the title says: Update KB3176493 breaks Windows Live Mail (2012); it will not receive emails from a POP3 server, just gives a "Your POP3 server has not responded in 60 seconds ..." message, with error code 0x800CCC19.

Interestingly, I have a Windows 10 laptop, which did not get update KB3176493; it got KB3176495 (and I've no idea what the difference is - perhaps its for a different base version of Windows 10. No problem with Windows Live Mail on that machine after the update.


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So my computer recently did an automatic update, but when it started back up it was completely impossible to connect to any network. The pre-bundled software that came with my wi-fi adapter crashed to desktop whenever it started up (manually started or on computer startup). I also could not access adapter settings in the Windows control panel. It would not even open the window for it. So I went into settings and went back to the previous update and the problem went away, but now it keeps reinstalling this update every time i restart my computer.

My current thoughts and I might be wrong:
-The update wasn't downloaded properly and it keeps reinstalling from a broken cache. (Are windows updates cached on my PC?)
-The update is bugged and I need to find out how to disable automatic updates until this is resolved.
-Nothing is wrong with the update, it just doesn't like my current configurations.


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So my computer recently did an automatic update, but when it started back up it was completely impossible to connect to any network. The pre-bundled software that came with my wi-fi adapter crashed to desktop whenever it started up (manually started or on computer startup). I also could not access adapter settings in the Windows control panel. It would not even open the window for it. So I went into settings and went back to the previous update and the problem went away, but now it keeps reinstalling this update every time i restart my computer.

My current thoughts and I might be wrong:
-The update wasn't downloaded properly and it keeps reinstalling from a broken cache. (Are windows updates cached on my PC?)
-The update is bugged and I need to find out how to disable automatic updates until this is resolved.
-Nothing is wrong with the update, it just doesn't like my current configurations.


A:Windows update breaks wi-fi. Keeps reinstalling after rolling back.

Can you connect with Ethernet cable? Let the computer update. Press the Win key+X and choose Device Manager. Expand Network Adapters. Right click your WiFi adapter, choose Properties/Driver/Roll Back Driver to the driver that was working before.
If that is not an option, please provide the make and model# of your computer/motherboard. Go to the manufacturers support/download drivers site and download the WiFi driver for your make and model #.

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I hope this is in the right section - as I do not suffer from any malware I placed it here in the software and not security section.

A quick question on stumbleupon, im not sure on how many are familiar with this IE/FF extrension but I have just installed it on both. One question bothers me, how are the sites chosen for stumbleupon and more inportantly how much of a security risk does this pose in the sense of redirection to dangerouse sites.

A:Stumbleupon & Security

Hi their website tells us the sites you would visit are chosen by other users.
Sites users have Stumbled upon.
Security risk maybe..my question would be how could such a site be monitored?
What sort of sites are allowed to be recommended to others?
That being said Pc World ranked Stumbledupon one of the 100 best products or the year.

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The extension Stumbleupon.com will not work anymore with Firefox 2. I cannot het to their home page or anything. I get "problem loading page" page.

Can anyone help? I am trying to find if it is blocked anywhere but I can't find it.


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Hello, I'll start off by saying that this question is unlikely to be answered and will probably make most wonder why I'd even post it but I'll explain why.

So the issue is that I need to patch a decent amount of Windows 7 PC's with a large amount of updates (295, except not every PC needs every patch, it's just an SCCM update group that contains them all). I've inherited this issue in case anyone asks why I
have so many outstanding patches.
I deployed all the required ones to my PC as a test and when I logged back on, Libraries was broken. By broken I mean there was now a libraries icon on my desktop (maybe it was there before but it at least moved to make me notice it) and the default libraries
were gone. The libraries folder was empty. I can create new libraries manually but clicking 'Restore default libraries' does nothing.

The other issue is that if I try to create any new folder at a network location or locally (not in libraries, this is separate), and give it a name, an error appears saying "Could not find this item. This is no longer located at <location>. Verify
the items location and try again". If you click try again, the folder is created with the name. If you click cancel, the folder is created but is called 'New Folder'. </location>
<location>These 2 results did not please me so I deployed to another PC as a test and got the exact same result. Great, so it will more than likely happen to all PC's. I've since found out a ... Read more

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All was well until creator update hit. My desktop icons do not display and there is only one screen identified as 1|2. Turns out I don't NEED the port replicator on this new laptop - I have enough ports on it to make it all wok so I want to get rid of the replicator. I uninstalled the software (displayLink and the HP port replicator stuff) and I still have this nonsense:I have also tried to create a new item with the right click menu and it got created because it is on the desktop  but nothing is showing on my desktop on the screen.I think that there is some problem with display mapping and the default desktop.How do I get all this straighened out? 

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Greetings,As Microsoft has been forcing this out on several of our laptops in the field, we're seeing a consistent pattern of this breaking the touchpad. It works periodically but also stops working quite frequently.   Simply re-installing the drivers do not help as the ones in the support section are very old.  I tried the newer drivers for the Y720's (which we have been considering to buy to replace our older Y70/Y700's) to no avail. Does anyone have any tips or tricks?  The Synaptics site does not appear to have any downloads either and reversing the update is not successful on a few laptops which are now basically useless without plugging in an external mouse. Thank you!

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T470P, core I7 7700HQ dual graphics (MX940)I have tried to uninstall/reinstall graphics drivers (with the delete the drivers from this system) I also reinstalled the Lenovo system interface foundation.The only thing that helps is to uninstall KB4482887

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I just a applied the latest Windows Update patches to my Windows 7 PC and after rebooting found that my Dell smartcard reader keyboard was no longer showing up on my RDP sessions (Windows 2008 R2 Terminal Servers).

After some investigation I discovered that by removing update 2830477 that it returned to normal and my reader appeared again. I also noted that the prerequisite patches, 2574819 & 2857650, are installed as needed.

Is there something we need to do differently with the new version of the RDP client provided by 2830477 as we cannot see any difference in the settings.

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