Gaaahhhh! (Starting issues after updates)

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  1. AmazonCheesecake

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    So last night, when I usually put my PC to sleep, I noticed it had updates to install, so I chose install and shutdown.

    This morning upon booting it up, when it gets to the login screen, it begins to flash between it, a black screen, and a default blue screen.

    I cannot click on anything, bring up task manager, etc. If I restart, the only thing that changes is that it will go to the recovery app/menu (Windows 10).

    I've tried starting in safe mode with networking, it doesn't get anywhere past a black screen. I popped out my mobo battery, no change.

    Everything seems to be working fine otherwise inside, except my rear power fan I noticed wasn't, so I unplugged it (I've got plenty of fans).

    I've been looking up the issue online, and have only found old posts about possible driver incompatibility after an update...

    If I can't even get into safe mode, how can I do anything with drivers, or even roll back and see if it helps?

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    Did that resolve your issue ?
    I try to never install Microsoft patches on the first day they come out.
     
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    Yes, Cran helped me out as well as me trying a couple things.

    Long story short, I assume something with the update affected my boot sector, and killed my hard drive. Thankfully it was something fairly cheap and easy to replace. :)
     
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    it's surprising how often Microsoft updates result in a fixmbr. Glad it worked out.
     
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