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Topic # 147273 14-Jun-2014 12:20
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A few days ago I posted in Desktop Computing about what I thought may have been a dead SSD. After installing a batch of 13 Windows 8.1 updates published on 10/06 and rebooting I got the error message stating that there was no reliable connection to boot media (0x00000e9).

I've since managed to gain access to the HDD, unplugging my backup drive and running startup repair a couple of times seem to have me back on a stable system. SSD appears to be healthy, I could access it fine from another OS install before attempting the repair.
Though I did not choose to roll back, Windows Update is now reporting the same batch of updates ready for download. I'm a bit wary of doing so, and wonder if there is anyway to easily isolate a culprit? Rather than an update being at fault I suppose it could have been that one failed to install.

Any ideas on a logical next step? I don't want to install an update that leaves me needing to repair Windows again, nor do I want to stop installing updates.

Long bit below is all them updates.

Edited because hitting posting killed my formatting :/


Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2957689)

Download size: 35.8 MB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2957689

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com



Security Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2966072)

Download size: 10.5 MB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2966072

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com



Security Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2939576)

Download size: 1.0 MB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2939576

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com



Security Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2957189)

Download size: 1.2 MB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2957189

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com



Security Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2964718)

Download size: 1.6 MB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2964718

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com



Security Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2964736)

Download size: 925 KB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2964736

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com



Security Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2965788)

Download size: 1.3 MB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2965788

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com



Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2965142)

Download size: 5.0 MB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Important

Install this update to resolve issues in Windows. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2965142

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com



Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2965699)

Download size: 1.9 MB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Important

Install this update to resolve issues in Windows. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2965699

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com



Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2966804)

Download size: 160 KB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Recommended

Install this update to resolve issues in Windows. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2966804

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com



Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2969339)

Download size: 10.1 MB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Important

Install this update to resolve issues in Windows. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2969339

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com



Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2969817)

Download size: 172 KB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Important

Install this update to resolve issues in Windows. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2969817

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com



Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool for Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 x64 Edition - June 2014 (KB890830)

Download size: 6.2 MB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Important

After the download, this tool runs one time to check your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps remove any infection that is found. If an infection is found, the tool will display a status report the next time that you start your computer. A new version of the tool will be offered every month. If you want to manually run the tool on your computer, you can download a copy from the Microsoft Download Center, or you can run an online version from microsoft.com. This tool is not a replacement for an antivirus product. To help protect your computer, you should use an antivirus product.

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/890830

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com

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  Reply # 1065459 14-Jun-2014 12:23
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Unfortunately updates kill machines from time to time.  It happens a lot less these days than it did 5+ years ago.  If you are concerned, do one or two at a time.

If an issue with an update was widespread, it would be yanked within a week by Microsoft.




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  Reply # 1065465 14-Jun-2014 12:27
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Thanks for that, that's definitely my next step of I can't find any one update to blame, or some awesome creative shortcut that someone can come up with. Unfortunately I've not found any recent news on updates causing issues

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