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Windows Update killed my laptop

So here's the list of events up to now
•On February 12th, my EliteBook 8460w recieved a regular Windows Update
•Next day, while trying to boot up Windows, I recieve a blue screen error (INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE)
•I tried to fix the issue by
1. Command Prompt to remove update packages (Didn't Work)
2. System Restore (I tried all restore points)
3. Safe Mode (Brings up a different blue screen "bad *something* header")
4. Reset My PC (Got stuck at 1%, so I tried again and now the Reset menu gets stuck at "Getting things ready..."

I need help!

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That message also shows up when

1. The HDD has failed.
2. The user changed the BIOS setting for the HDD controller.

So far out of hundreds of laptops I've yet to find the Windows update to cause this. If you feel otherwise, get legal counsel and file a case.

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I doubt update was the issue

If update really was the issue, then you probably have not disabled P2P updates. Microsoft likes to use regular users to provide updates to their neighbours, and if those users are cyber criminals, a lot of bad things can happen. I recommend connecting another device to your pc, backuping all important data, if you don't have backup already, and doing a clean install.

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2 computers killed.

Both of our laptops, parents snd my son after doing an update with Microsoft, both of them have stopped. We both get either s blue or black screen with various messages. I'm furious because our laptops are used for work snd we can't sfford to just buy new ones. Not sure what to do now.

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Post was last edited on September 8, 2019 1:54 AM PDT

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My laptop died after the last update

I bought a brand new Lenovo laptop about 3 weeks ago and on the 5th day there was a major update.
It did not give me a blue screen or anything, it booted into W10 but then I could not use basic things like Search at bottom left, open Lenovo help, or get into other basic functions. Basically my computer became completely useless except for accessing the internet.

What fixed it was REFRESH, which I'd never even heard of with W7, but using REFRESH did fix it.

Now I am going to try Linux on my old computer and from what I've heard of and seen of Linux Mint I will soon erase every remnant of Windows 10 off my computer (erase the drive, hopefully!) and start over with Linux Mint only.

Look all over the net: Windows 10 is a piece of junk and many many people are having horrible problems with it. Imagine? W10 breaking my brand new computer after 5 days with its update??! It's a complete piece of excrement!

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a simple question

How did you get into windows if the drive itself was inaccessible?

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