Windows Updates

MBR is corrupt ... unable to boot.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 by Uvah | Discussion: Windows 7

Three new updates for Win7. The first three on top in the screenshot. Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, A security update and an update for Win7. After the updates completed and doing the reboot I got a black screen saying the MBR is corrupt. System is unable to boot. I popped in my flash drive and booted it with that. Should anyone get these updates be careful.

Onklifiziert
Reply #1 Wednesday, March 9, 2011 5:47 PM

No problems here Uvah 

...try a system recovery (point of restoration) and update again.

Uvah
Reply #2 Wednesday, March 9, 2011 5:56 PM

I used the flash drive to boot up. The MBR was fixed and no problems with booting now. Just wanted to put it out there just in case someone else runs into this thing. BTW ... ran the GUI chkdsk and Advanced Systen Care to make sure. No other problems came up.

Onklifiziert
Reply #3 Wednesday, March 9, 2011 5:59 PM

It's a good information, Uvah. Maybe some people have these problems.

gmc2
Reply #4 Wednesday, March 9, 2011 6:31 PM

Uvah, your computer is certainly entertaining. updates made with no problems here.

DrJBHL
Reply #5 Wednesday, March 9, 2011 6:32 PM

 

I had a different problem. I did the updates and then everything turned upside down and backwards.

Turns out MS updated me from their Server in Perth.

Solved it by turning my computer upside down.

LightStar
Reply #6 Wednesday, March 9, 2011 6:33 PM

DrJBHL


 

I had a different problem. I did the updates and then everything turned upside down and backwards.

Turns out MS updated me from their Server in Perth.

Solved it by turning my computer upside down.

 

Uvah
Reply #7 Wednesday, March 9, 2011 7:08 PM

your computer is certainly entertaining

Isn't it though. Sometimes I just gotta laugh at all the stupid shit this thing does. Bet no one else has it.

@DrJBHL .... that was cool. I'm expecting the nest one to be inside out.

Philly0381
Reply #8 Wednesday, March 9, 2011 7:13 PM

I also had no problems with the updates Uvah. 

You may feel that it's not your computer but something is not right with all the problems you have been having.  It may not be a virus or malware just might be a piece of software that just doesn't not want to play well with the rest.  If you can't zero in on what it is you probably should consider wiping the HD and doing a clean reintall of the OS.  If you have made backups it will more than likely have the same problem.

Just a suggestion.

starkers
Reply #9 Wednesday, March 9, 2011 7:16 PM

Doc, you obviously got the Aussie updates by mistake.... I'd be asking for my money back if I were you.

And if your puter starts to overheat from being upside down, turn it up the right way and try standing on your head.

Uvah
Reply #10 Wednesday, March 9, 2011 7:29 PM

@Philly0381 ... I've been thinking the same thing. I never used to have any problems before. Only within the last few weeks. Perhaps if I took it back to a restore point say a month ago that will solve it. If not what I can do is delete the backups I have now, uninstall the programs added since then, do a new backup and then wipe the drive and do a clean install. If I do that I'll no longer have Home Premium, it'll be like an upgrade to the Pro version. Which is not a bad thing. Then I'll have to do SP1 again. Tons of fun. Not.

DrJBHL
Reply #11 Wednesday, March 9, 2011 7:56 PM

starkers
Doc, you obviously got the Aussie updates by mistake.... I'd be asking for my money back if I were you.

And if your puter starts to overheat from being upside down, turn it up the right way and try standing on your head.  

 

You see what happens due to the upside down thing?

What was actually written was:

 

starkers
Doc, you obviously got the Aussie updates by mistake.... I'd be asking for my money back if I were you.

And if your puter starts to overheat from being upside down, turn it up the right way and try standing on my head.  

 

Uvah
Reply #12 Wednesday, March 9, 2011 8:59 PM

Too too much.

I did a little house cleaning. All the programs I installed over the last month or so I got rid of. Unfortunately that included two apps from giveawayoftheday. The Paragon backup and restore home and advanced editions. They were redundant anyway. Also got rid of all the add-ons for FF save one, the speed dial. So now we shall see. Good thing is all I've done will be reflected during the incremental backup through Western Digital's SmartWare. Now all I got to do is delete the backup I made with Paragon's software.

Philly0381
Reply #13 Wednesday, March 9, 2011 10:32 PM

Uvah I hope what you are doing will solve your problems.   Don't forget to run a clean up program also.

DaveBax
Reply #14 Wednesday, March 9, 2011 10:50 PM

Uvah, switch over to Windows 95 then you won't have to worry about updates. If an update does find you then just work from Dos.

Chasbo
Reply #15 Thursday, March 10, 2011 1:42 AM

Poor Uvah. I recently had problems also. After putting in SP1 the account I was using went bad. I couldn't download anything using IE9 or Firefox 3.6. Windows live mail wouldn't work. Kept getting a message that the calendar was corrupt. I couldn't fix this problem and I was about to re do whole damn thing, start from scratch, I'm using Acronis. Before I did that I went to the other account I have set up on the computer. Everything works fine on this account. It wasn't too hard to customize the account so that's what worked. Since I've updatd to SP1 and any other updates that were there and everything seems fine now. I dunno what happened on that other account. I don't remember doing anything except messing around with Windows Media Center. I have a friend who is really into it so I thought I'd fool with it. After it got done scanning the computer there was a message that flashed by saying there was a problem importing  some files. It seemed that after that the trouble started on that account. Personally I don't like Windows Media Center anyway.

Uvah
Reply #16 Thursday, March 10, 2011 4:47 AM

 @DaveBax ..... When you switch over to Windows for Workgroups. This way 'nothing' will 'find' you. And if it does so what. j/k

@Philly0381 ... Unloaded a few more programs. Ran CCleaner, Glary Utilities and ASC. There were 54.something mb in temp files split between three browsers (?) Firefox had the least while Opera had the most and I used it like three times. IE8 had quite a bit and I never use it. Go figure. I did manage to speed things up a bit though. Here's something else I was considering. Is it possible, because I use WD's SmartWare backup Utility, that it was conflicting with Paragon's? Haven't had any more issues with it not booting. Just that one time. Have some more cleaning up to do on my external HD, getting rid of a possibly corrupt backup, the one I had Paragon do, then let SmartWare do its thing with the incremental backup. Should take no more than a day or two. Fortunately all my changes will be reflected in that so there's no problem with that backup. Good looking out you guys.

Uvah
Reply #17 Thursday, March 10, 2011 5:08 AM

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