November 10, 2015
I run Windows Update on my HP tablet first before I let it get anywhere near any of my computers that I care about. That's because I want to make sure that each new batch of patches doesn't brick my real computers.
It may have happened today. I just finished running the update, and the tablet was doing the restart, and now the screen is flashing, alternating between black and the Windows login backdrop.
I'm going to let it run like that for a couple of hours before I try shutting it down and starting it again, but I have a feeling it's toast.
And I won't be updating any of my other computers for a few days.
UPDATE: Well, I gave it one hour, and then tried to reboot it, and when it came back up it did the same thing. It appears to have been something trying to run during the reboot.
I plugged in my USB keyboard and managed to get it into safe mode, and now I'm doing a system restore to a save point from a week ago. Here's hoping...
UPDATE: And it's back! (Whew!)
Posted by: David at November 10, 2015 07:37 PM (+TPAa)
My Acer NAS runs Windows Home Server 2003. Or I should say "ran". Now it doesn't run at all.
Last spring it got bricked by Windows Update. After installing patches, it hung during reboot. And it has never booted since. I eventually gave up and unplugged it.
That was where I kept my anime, and it all vanished into the bit bucket. I've redownloaded all the important stuff onto my other NAS, and I'm hoping that it doesn't die on me too.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at November 10, 2015 07:43 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: David at November 10, 2015 10:53 PM (+TPAa)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at November 11, 2015 12:06 AM (+rSRq)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
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