Fixed Disk Failure after installing Windows Updates

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by bluesyvox, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. bluesyvox

    bluesyvox Guest

    We recently received our laptop back from Acer repair. This was the 2nd time
    it has been in for repair. The first time they replaced the motherboard and
    this time they replaced the hard drive. After starting it back up and
    getting everything all set up again there were a lot of Windows Updates that
    needed to be installed. The first 2 updates to install were Installer 3.1
    (?) and those seemed to install fine and cause no problems. Once those were
    installed Windows Update found 88 updates that needed to be downloaded and
    installed. So I download everything and turn off the computer for them to
    install. They seem to install fine during shutdown but then when I turn my
    computer on I get the fixed disk failure message. The computer was working
    fine before installing these updates. What gives? I've tried this twice
    now. I called Acer after the first time thinking it was a problem with the
    new harddrive (which is still a possibility) and they had me to a full
    restore and then told me to be careful about installing Windows Updates and
    to actually turn automatic updates off. However, we want our computer
    protected.

    Anyone have any similar problems after installing updates?
     
    bluesyvox, Feb 8, 2008
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  2. From: "bluesyvox" <>

    | We recently received our laptop back from Acer repair. This was the 2nd time
    | it has been in for repair. The first time they replaced the motherboard and
    | this time they replaced the hard drive. After starting it back up and
    | getting everything all set up again there were a lot of Windows Updates that
    | needed to be installed. The first 2 updates to install were Installer 3.1
    | (?) and those seemed to install fine and cause no problems. Once those were
    | installed Windows Update found 88 updates that needed to be downloaded and
    | installed. So I download everything and turn off the computer for them to
    | install. They seem to install fine during shutdown but then when I turn my
    | computer on I get the fixed disk failure message. The computer was working
    | fine before installing these updates. What gives? I've tried this twice
    | now. I called Acer after the first time thinking it was a problem with the
    | new harddrive (which is still a possibility) and they had me to a full
    | restore and then told me to be careful about installing Windows Updates and
    | to actually turn automatic updates off. However, we want our computer
    | protected.
    |
    | Anyone have any similar problems after installing updates?

    It has nothing to do with MS Updates.

    You bought a lemon computer -- junk!
     
    David H. Lipman, Feb 9, 2008
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  3. bluesyvox

    Jack Oats Guest

    Similar errors encountered with recent Windows Updates. I am running a
    2.4GHz Celeron PC and in December I got an update from Windows that daused
    blue screen crashes. Just before the crash I would get a USB error message,
    then a blue screen. Microsoft have ignored this problem and not given any
    help. I now have another Celeron machine with the same problem.

    I have done a re-install, and turned off the Automatic Windows update - this
    has stopped the blue screen crashes, but I am missing out on important
    updates.

    It's not your fixed disk or your PC that is in error. Nor is it my PC that
    is in error, I have turned on Automatic updates and got exactly the same
    fault, so I restore the system to a time prior to the update, turn off
    updates and there is no problem.
     
    Jack Oats, Feb 9, 2008
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  4. From: "Jack Oats" <>

    | Similar errors encountered with recent Windows Updates. I am running a
    | 2.4GHz Celeron PC and in December I got an update from Windows that daused
    | blue screen crashes. Just before the crash I would get a USB error message,
    | then a blue screen. Microsoft have ignored this problem and not given any
    | help. I now have another Celeron machine with the same problem.
    |
    | I have done a re-install, and turned off the Automatic Windows update - this
    | has stopped the blue screen crashes, but I am missing out on important
    | updates.
    |
    | It's not your fixed disk or your PC that is in error. Nor is it my PC that
    | is in error, I have turned on Automatic updates and got exactly the same
    | fault, so I restore the system to a time prior to the update, turn off
    | updates and there is no problem.
    |

    BSoD contitions are NOT the same as a "fixed disk failure message".
    Not even close.

    One is an OS problem, the other a hardware problem and Windows Updates won't cause the hard
    disk to fail.
     
    David H. Lipman, Feb 9, 2008
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