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Warning! Latest Vista security update just screwed my PC!!!!
show user profile  zenonithus
I installed the lastest security update which looked like it had alot of stuff. Upon restarting my pc everything seemed to be running fine in the tower from what I could hear with the fans etc. Though my monitor would stay in standby mode (amber light) and would not display any sort of picture whatsoever!!

I've tried the monitor on a different pc and it's fine. What the hell could this update have done to not even get a signal through to the monitor?? Could it have actually busted my mobo?? I cant fix it, I feel utterly devistated that out of all the viruses out there its a microsoft update thats killed my PC!!

can anyone help or has suffered the same fate?

A Portrait of La Femme 3D

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8/12/2009 8:59:31 AM (last edit: 8/12/2009 8:59:31 AM)
show user profile  STRAT
teehee, vista =D


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8/12/2009 9:00:42 AM (last edit: 8/12/2009 9:00:42 AM)
show user profile  MrPumpernickel
Well, Vista is a virus so it's not too far fetched to think that updating said virus would screw up your computer.

Downgrade to XP, that's the only suggestion I have.

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8/12/2009 9:03:21 AM (last edit: 8/12/2009 9:03:21 AM)
show user profile  twitt
lol vista must suck
On my xp pro it has done that somtimes and i just force restart the comp and it fixes it.

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8/12/2009 9:04:35 AM (last edit: 8/12/2009 9:06:17 AM)
show user profile  s_purs
stop being stupid guys, vista works fine. and there are no major problems with it since sp1 and 2, minus it using up too much memory.

about fixing the problem, i duno sorry. sometimes updates on various components like raid controllers, graphics cards, etc screw up your pc, mine did that with the nvidia raid controller- the pc would start booting, and then restart after a few seconds due to the update conflicting with something
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8/12/2009 9:10:05 AM (last edit: 8/12/2009 9:10:05 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
Software cannot do this. Its co-incidence the problem's turned up just after a software update.

If you don't get a monitor signal, then the bios isn't even driving the display. Vista software updates do not affect the bios.

Check all cables, try another screen if you have one.

Still, let the vista bashing continue, it's amusing.

>there are no major problems with it since sp1 and 2,
Then you've never tried using the useless file explorer that worked fine in xp.
Or search which is now ridiculously complicated.
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8/12/2009 9:12:34 AM (last edit: 8/12/2009 9:47:38 AM)
show user profile  zenonithus
Not sure I can round this down to coincidence as it litteraly happened on Vistas reboot. My PC was in good working order before.

Has anyone else got the security update today? (12 august)

could this be a graphics card issue?

If it is the bios I've tried reseting it but that doesnt solve it.

Though if a virus can destroy your motherboard I see no reason why other software cant

A Portrait of La Femme 3D

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8/12/2009 9:19:18 AM (last edit: 8/12/2009 9:20:05 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
So you can see the bios startup & can enter the bios ?
If so, boot from the vista install disc - one of the options is to repair damages installations & roll back to last working configuration.

> Though if a virus can destroy your motherboard
It can't.
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8/12/2009 9:20:26 AM (last edit: 8/12/2009 9:27:15 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
I have a room full of Vista machines that are absolutely fine after the update.

Vista is a great OS. People who say otherwise are either uninformed, or have been very unlucky with hardware incompatibilities. Since SP1, there is almost nothing wgrong with it. Some people write crappy drivers though.

I would be 100% amazed if Vista killed your hardware.

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8/12/2009 9:29:16 AM (last edit: 8/12/2009 9:29:16 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
>>Though if a virus can destroy your motherboard

Has actually happened mate. Some bios's can be flashed from within windows, and it's been shown that malicious code can blow them.

Even the C64 could be poked to death!

But generally, no. It can't happen.

Sorry to hear your machine is screwed Z.

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8/12/2009 9:30:33 AM (last edit: 8/12/2009 9:30:33 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
>Some bios's can be flashed from within windows
Sure, but that doesn't f* it, you just need to flash it again. I suppose there's an outside possibility that's what's happened here, but a vista update wouldn't do this. You'd need specialist equipment to reflash the bios if a malicious flash prevented booting.

IIRC the old BBC micro had a relay in it to drive tape recorders that you could burn out by flipping it on/off in software far more than you should. Stuff like that shouldn't be possible on a modern PC.
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8/12/2009 9:37:34 AM (last edit: 8/12/2009 9:41:26 AM)
show user profile  zenonithus
I litteraly get nothing on my monitor as it remains in standby mode, so I cant even get to the BIOS.

I'm going to try to get hold of another graphics card to eliminate that as being the possibility. If it does the same thing with that then I assume its the mobo.

A Portrait of La Femme 3D

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8/12/2009 9:37:52 AM (last edit: 8/12/2009 9:37:52 AM)
show user profile  Erm Kahoff
I had a bit of a similar prob. my computer would boot up fine and then after a few seconds of vista lovelyness the moniters would turn off. I checked everything and finally found the power cabel to the graphics card had come free. Might be worth a check just in case.


If everyone around you is panicking and you are calm, perhaps you haven't fully grasped the situation

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8/12/2009 9:42:57 AM (last edit: 8/12/2009 9:42:57 AM)
show user profile  zenonithus
cheers Erm Kahoff, but there is power going to the graphics card as its fan is working

A Portrait of La Femme 3D

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8/12/2009 10:04:22 AM (last edit: 8/12/2009 10:04:22 AM)
show user profile  npcph
s_purs.... if it works fine, then how come microsoft hasn't eliminated xp yet? after vista came out in January 2007, they started talking about the cancellation date of xp. But here we are 2 1/2 years later and i can still buy new desktops and laptops with xp. now windows 7 is on it's way so microsoft will have 3 operating system being sold at the same time. that's not because microsoft is trying to make everyone happy. it's because they realize that vista is a turd and people don't want to buy new computers with it. I can tell you that if vista was the only OS availible, we would be buying refurb'd dells with xp before i would buy new vista machines. I average about 4 new computers a month and i've had to many problems with vista so i would settle for refurb xp before new vistas.

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8/12/2009 11:09:38 AM (last edit: 8/12/2009 11:09:38 AM)
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