Windows 10: Latest update for 1803 bricked my laptop.

  1.    01 Jun 2018 #1

    Latest update for 1803 bricked my laptop.


    There were two updates waiting for me today. An NVIDIA update which installed OK and the laptop ran fine afterwards, then an update for Windows 10 Pro 64 bit. I left it to update and reboot and then I came back to a BSOD. I restarted and I got a message 'Diagnosing PC' then a message that the drive C: must be checked and could take an hour (2TB SDD). After a minute it rebooted and got to the blue window with the spinning beads which spun for 30 seconds and froze. After 2 hours it is still like that. Is it normal to do that? Should I leave it longer? Help needed please.
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       01 Jun 2018 #2

    SDD? Did you maybe mean an "SSD"? (solid state drive?)

    I've had things like that happen after an update, that's why I usually leave updates turned OFF, and I make sure that I have a backup copy of C: before I ever allow an update to happen.

    So, if you have any kind of a backup, or System Restore point, , , use it! That is, if some #^%$ hasn't turned System Restore OFF.

    I've gone on many PC service calls, where I just knew that all I had to do is perform a System Restore to fix the PC, and then get on-site and find that System Restore was shut off. Arggg!!! Urge to kill department!

    System restore is so important to me, that I run a script in my Startup folder, to FORCE a new restore point. (thanks Sean!)

    Good Luck,
    TechnoMage
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  3.    01 Jun 2018 #3

    System Restore has let me down so many times that I keep it turned off now. Macrium images are much more reliable.
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  4.    01 Jun 2018 #4

    Yes, System Restore is a botched abortion.
    I've NEVER EVER EVER had it work.

    I've tried to restore. It churns and churns ... and reboots ... and then says "sorry, something went wrong".
    Worthless.
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  5.    02 Jun 2018 #5

    You might want to see if you can find a reasonable deal to upgrade you licence to the Pro version then you can defer feature upgrades to allow MS time to sort out their software problems.
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  6.    02 Jun 2018 #6

    Steve C said: View Post
    You might want to see if you can find a reasonable deal to upgrade you licence to the Pro version then you can defer feature upgrades to allow MS time to sort out their software problems.
    I'm already on Pro and have had that setting but, stupidly, allowed it to update without thinking. Anyway, I am up and running. I used my recovery disk but didn't do a Reset, I used the command prompt to do a chkdsk /f /r which took about 2 hours after which Windows still said repair needed but I told it to go straight to W10 and it did so without problems.
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  7.    03 Jun 2018 #7

    margrave55 said: View Post
    Yes, System Restore is a botched abortion.
    I've NEVER EVER EVER had it work.

    I've tried to restore. It churns and churns ... and reboots ... and then says "sorry, something went wrong".
    Worthless.
    I agree. Installed that bloatware Visual Studio Community. Want to uninstall it run System Restore fails. Have to do a clean install. Install Macrium Reflect. Do a image backup. Decide to try VS again still bloated and constant updates. Restore previous image VS never was installed.
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