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    moan windows 8.1 black screen

    ok last night my pc at home done a set of updates on 8.1
    reboot and black screen with cursor
    wtf, anyway manage to ctrl+alt+delete and get to task manager, hold down shift while on task selection, move down to power button on bottom right and restart into recovery/troubleshooting all done keeping shift pushed down.
    selected advanced, system restore & all back up and running.
    got to work today & 4 new Systems had done exactly the same. systems only 24 hours old.
    feking M/S updates for windows 8.1 suck..

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    Default Re: windows 8.1 black screen

    Are they new installs? Could be a graphic driver conflict, you could have installed some drivers and windows update installed some others too.

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    after checking and removing graphics drivers, still no joy, came in today to find another 3 machines hit with it after m/s updates, 2 of them are laptops
    cant pin point what update has done this. all are on 8.1, some on pro and one on 32bit.
    head scratcher..

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    Default Re: windows 8.1 black screen

    ok getting a bit further into this, i just did a system refresh, installed a/v & then did 75 updates, all fine, restarted pc, checked for updates, 3 important to do, all 3 where security updates,
    installed them & what happens, the fekin thing is back to black screen with curser after restart,
    M/S really pissing me off now

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    Default Re: windows 8.1 black screen

    just updated all our stuff on win 8.1 and no issues.

    can you tell me the 3 updates so I can check I have them bod

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    Default Re: windows 8.1 black screen

    Very odd that you had the same problem again, thought they would pull the update. Is the hardware the same?


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    Default Re: windows 8.1 black screen

    Quote Originally Posted by wakadoo View Post
    just updated all our stuff on win 8.1 and no issues.

    can you tell me the 3 updates so I can check I have them bod
    will do, im back in work 2moro
    @ Evilsatan, only 3 of the machine are identical..
    now had 12 machines in total in the last 10 days.
    2 of them are my own PC's(1 is high end 8 core gaming machine, New & the other a high spec machine)

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    Default Re: windows 8.1 black screen

    this is the 3 updates that made one machine fall over twice.

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    Default Re: windows 8.1 black screen

    Update for windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB3000850) installed on 18/12/2014

    Update for windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB3003667) installed on 29/11/2014

    I cannot find nor will it show up as needing installing the windows defender update on any pc lol

    I am now worried as my last one was 1.175.963.0..


    maybe malwarebytes and bitdefender are blocking it.

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    Default Re: windows 8.1 black screen

    ah, action centre reports bitdefender firewall is running and I cant run 2 firewalls.

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    Default Re: windows 8.1 black screen

    i had 2 more systems in today.

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    Default Re: windows 8.1 black screen

    odd, does it seem to effect intel or amd systems.

    onboard or external gfx card systems, NVidia or amd.

    have you spotted a pattern yet.

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    Default Re: windows 8.1 black screen

    Quote Originally Posted by wakadoo View Post
    odd, does it seem to effect intel or amd systems.

    onboard or external gfx card systems, NVidia or amd.

    have you spotted a pattern yet.
    no pattern, some amd some intel, some onboard gfx my has a gtx 760 2gb card.

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