:ugh: Windows IE 8.0 Cumulative update

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  1. RyeBread

    RyeBread If you tell the truth you don't have to remember a

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    Of course I can't prove this is what killed the machine, but nice freaking coincidence.

    At roughly 4:00 pm I get the helpful windows update notification. I see it's just an IE update queued up, and I only use IE for our weboutlook e-mail at work so I let it go.

    I postpone the reboot until 4:20 ish as my day ends at 4:30 today.

    Normal enough looking install, and reboot cycle. Starts to post, and *poof*

    "Missing operating system"

    Dell M4400 mobile work station - running vista pro - never had any issues before (even though I only tolerate Vista)

    I have a full HDD back up from about 3 weeks ago, and most of my work ends up on one of the file servers, or in the database but of course this week's worth is sitting on my 'desktop' (like most of us in a hurry that serves as convenient temporary work space)

    Hoping I can pull the hdd, connect to the usb-mult-cable I've got, mount the drive from one of the other pc's in the office and grab this week's work before I hand it in to IT who will simply nuke-burn if they can get the hdd to respond.

    I'm facing my first potential data loss since roughly 1998 :( :wtc:

    a quick Google search didn't yield anything obnoxious re: this patch - anyone else have MAJOR issues with it?
     
  2. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    None so far, but we don't use Vista.
     
  3. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    "Missing operating system" means the boot sector is toast. A Windows Repair install should fix that.

    Really unlikely an IE update would do that.
     
  4. ldaggerl

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    Yeah I did the update your talking about and worked fine for me.
     
  5. RyeBread

    RyeBread If you tell the truth you don't have to remember a

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    I was the office guinea pig roughly 18 months ago. Supposedly will be going win7 sometime in the next quarter or perhaps 3rd quarter


    What was weird (to our IT-tech) is that when they pulled the drive, and mounted it with the drive imager, it reported it as unformatted so they thought toast too. They started a windows repair off the original media and it managed to successfully work. The tech does side jobs and has never been able to save a Vista box before :dunno:

    Apparently the IE Update hung and had not finished the install. Regardless I have a fresh full backup and will be pushing files more regularly to the file server in case the hdd is in fact dying.


    I did my 3 boxes at home with no problems (all XP though) :dunno:
     
  6. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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  7. RyeBread

    RyeBread If you tell the truth you don't have to remember a

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    :goyou:

    the m4x00 series is a decent enough mobile workstation
     
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    Deviance Can't you smell that smell? OT Supporter

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