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latest windows update killed my laptop.

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posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 05:10 AM
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The latest windows update killed my laptop.

I shut it down after the update then when I try to boot up again it's in hibernate and I can't wake it up.

Granted it's an older laptop but it's windows 10 for crying out loud.

I'm thinking windows wants me to buy a new one.

It's effing extortion.




posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 05:32 AM
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Have you tried taking out the battery and pressing the "on" button for few seconds, then replacing the battery?



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 05:52 AM
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I swear it’s not the porn it’s the update. a reply to: reject




posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 05:52 AM
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originally posted by: Flatcoat
Have you tried taking out the battery and pressing the "on" button for few seconds, then replacing the battery?

Be my guess....
The Old Power Shuffle
No power and hold the power button a full 5 seconds
Only insert the AC and hold off on the battery until Windows is booted

edit on 10/11/19 by Gothmog because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 07:06 AM
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originally posted by: kingparrot
I swear it’s not the porn it’s the update. a reply to: reject



Windows updates were getting in the way of my porn.

Blardy microSOFT...

Oo



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 07:10 AM
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a reply to: reject

Did you let the update complete? Or get mad at it, and shut it down before it completed?

I am not sure with doze 10 but 7 if you did that.. you'd need to reinstall as it was buggered.

The latest update for me was a small one, needing a reboot, unlike the ones prior that would render you struck for a good 3 -10 hours.

This is why I wish ubuntu would do more to support the relatively few things I need windows for, or it'd be gone.. and no, linux is not the answer to your prayers, it's still a pants party when you have to console things and illiterate errors appear....... sudo apt-get install MAKEITWORK



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 07:41 AM
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a reply to: reject

Try pressing 'escape' on bot up and then boot up using dvd ram. I did this a couple weeks ago and it worked and then use 'slim cleaner' to scan your system for avast and delete those findings from your system.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 08:35 AM
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a reply to: gallop

Yeah, I let it finish of course.

In another life I knew Linux like I knew windows.

Thanks for all the suggestions, guys.

I'll give them a try later.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 08:49 AM
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I had the same issue with an older HP laptop (appx 2010). This waas a couple yrs ago so memory a bit fuzzy.
It was dead for all intents.
As someone here suggested, a battery removal and power-up procedure fixed it. I found the solution on youtube of course. As I recall, after putting the battery back in, you were required to hold down the power button for an extended period. Seemed like it was long time, like 30 seconds. Presto! It powered up and booted.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 09:10 AM
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i installed programs to stop all updates.
i haked into windows and configured it

i am about to install an older windows when i reformat the pc.

then same thing, i configure it to never update.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 09:17 AM
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a reply to: reject

It messed up my PC too, it freezes every time it goes into sleep mode and then blue screens the first time I reboot it.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 10:42 AM
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a reply to: reject

I thing when you boot up you can hit the F8 key and somehow launch something that will help you go back to the previous update. I'm not 100% sure on how to do it but google it. I think you can undo the last update.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 11:58 AM
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a reply to: dfnj2015

I did that, it worked fine again, then auto updated again and caused me the same problems. Was annoying.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 12:21 PM
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Updates causing problems is most often caused by newer settings, implemented by Windows, conflicting with older settings - particularly in machines that have been running on the same Windows install for long periods.

If I were diagnosing / troubleshooting this laptop my first steps would be:

1) Check the BIOS to make sure Windows didn't bork anything there, such as which drive is the boot drive, RAM speeds etc. Your BIOS should have a restore function to return it to it's factory state.

2) Do a full and clean reinstall of Win 10 to remove any Registry conflicts that may have evolved over time.

3) After the full reinstall of Windows, also fully reinstall all drivers from the laptop manufacturers site and any hardware specific drivers that might be involved ( AMD or Intel chipset, WiFi adapters, GPU drivers from AMD or Nvidia if needed etc )

4) Double check power settings and advanced power settings from Windows to ensure that the power plan and sleep settings were correct.

Hope this helps.


edit on 10/11/19 by Hefficide because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 12:43 PM
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Im running win. 8.1 on a desktop and have been hit with 3 updates over the past week requiring reboot. The last one is still pending install and reboot. WTF his happening? Is Microsoft contending with malware they are having problems getting ahead of? This post makes me reluctant to install the last update.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 12:54 PM
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originally posted by: ColeYounger
As I recall, after putting the battery back in, you were required to hold down the power button for an extended period. Seemed like it was long time, like 30 seconds. Presto! It powered up and booted.

15 seconds is plenty.

This is the procedure for resetting the power manager (all modern devices have power management circuitry, even monitors).



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: tanstaafl

You always say more time than it needs as if something requires 10 seconds then by 7 or 8 people will be bored and stop.

The easiest way is to use a little way to pace yourself and i recommend the following


say nice and loudly

one king gallon
two king gallon

...
...

twenty nine king gallon
thirty king gallon


But on a more serious note quite often the problems can be due to bad drivers or incompatability at low levels where different revisions of hardware can cause all sorts of wierd problems also that bloatware supplied on laptops that supposed to keep everything updated but is never used so is out of date but has various low level fingers that can cause strange events.

Sometimes its just easier to backup your data and nuke it from orbit with a minty fresh install and if its got a spinny drive perhaps treat yourself to a SSD as they're cheap as chips.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 03:27 PM
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a reply to: Flatcoat

I agree with Flatcoat, power reset.

BTW Flatcoat, where did you come up with that screen name?



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 05:29 PM
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a reply to: HummaKavula

My dog. She was a flatcoat retriever. Best friend I ever had.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 07:06 PM
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a reply to: Maxatoria

My laptop is SSD.

Going to try that power reset now.

I hope it works and resurrects it.

BTW, I hear the recent updates really are causing problems for a lot of people.
edit on 11-10-2019 by reject because: SSD




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