Blue Screen Of Death after Window's 10 update on 1/6/2018
Okay people out there here is the story. On Saturday 1/6/18 I was hard at work on my Toshiba Satellite laptop when Windows started to automatically download. Once the download finished my computer started acting like it was shutting down, without me actually
shutting it down or Windows asking to restart it. To say the least I was freaking out because the work I was doing wasn't backed up. Then my computer started doing the boot loop fun, black screen small dots going in circles and then I got the Blue Screen of
Death ( BSOD). Thankfully my old Toshiba with Windows 7 was still working because I had to spend the next few days trying to figure what the hell was going on. Now cut to the " fixes" I have tried, and I've tried most of them including the ridiculous fixes
on Window's website for troubleshooting the BSOD. None of them have worked, it wont let me reboot in safe mode so please dont' suggest that, already tried it. I even went on youtube, and none of their fixes worked. I just want to be able to restart my damn
computer without having to go barebones. HAS ANYONE FOUND ANYTHING THAT worked to actually get out f the freakin boot loop because Microsoft has been NO HELP at all. Also, is anyone else ready to file a class action to recoup our losses for a poor product
that they never should have forced until they knew it was good to go ? ( kind of joking about the class action thing, but right now I'm all for pitch forks and fire if that will get them to actually fix what they broke and issue an apology ( after fixing this
) HELP, what worked for you and how did you do it, for those who maybe don't know much about computers. HELP HELP HELP.
If 2 guys in a dorm room in Bangalore released some software into the world that said "Send us $129 and we will restart your machine", then we call them criminals, but if @Microsoft & @Dell collaborate & call it "latest update", then what do we call it?
I just got out of the Dell Cust Service chat and they offered to fix it for a one-time service charge of $129.
Does anyone know the contact info for the law firm that's running the class action suit?
None of that worked, tried just about everything and it does the same thing, goes black screen with swirly dots and then the BSOD. I would LOVE it if Microsoft actually did something about this, but since they are not, I have a feeling they may need to
worry about what could come next from the customers. Blaming everyone else isn't working for them and it's pissing me off. It's going on 3 weeks with no help whatsoever and that is ridiculous.
Now that's interesting... One of my machines is W 10 Dell Desktop w Nvidia card to pump 4K HD video signal to the Sharp monitor via HDMI cable.
I ran the Fall Creator update, & the display came out all garbled and distorted. I could tell there was some image there, with the rasters skewed so it was impossible to tell what it was, & some of the images were serendipitously good. But I thought I'd
lost my 4K due to the Windows update.
I tried this and that and eventually discovered I could plug the monitor end into a 1K HD port and it would work well, and I could see what I was doing. I wondered if Nvidia or Microsoft or both had fiddled the code to cope with the Meltdown & Spectre exploits.
Then I went to Nvidia's site, downloaded and installed the latest drivers. I couldn't tell any difference in the 1K HD port. I reconnected the 4K HD port to the card and what do you know? It worked!
I don't know why this cure worked, nor what went wrong.
There are different modes of error with this Fall Creator update. Some systems have little or no trouble, and just need one more reboot. Some get crippled and hobble along for a while till the video drivers (or something) get fixed. Some can roll back to
the previous system recovery point. Some go flat out blue screen with all rollback capability evaporated and nothing to do except reinstall.
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