Windows 7 users, who believed Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) were a thing of the past, were in for a surprise after downloading the recent update patches. The update, identified as MS14-045 in Microsoft’s numbering, was originally designed to fix three separate flaws, went rogue after installation for many users. Originally designed to seal the vulnerability in Windows kernel and Fonts, the update caused the PC systems to have the blue-screen error. To know about the issue, contact our help team.
MS14-045 started showing errors after the release, generating Stop 0x50 error on some systems, mostly 64 bit version of the Windows 7 Operating System. As can be expected, this caused outcry from these Windows 7 users, who found no way to boot back to their system.
An excerpt from the Microsoft’s support discussion forum, which details issue, “Installation went smoothly. After rebooting everything worked fine. But when I shut down my notebook and switched it on a little later it came up with a blue screen with a Stop 0x50 in Win32k.sys. I could not even boot into safe mode as Windows failed to start no matter which mode chose.” The user, identified as ‘xformer’, was not alone as the thread contained nearly 380 messages from irate users detailing their issues and asking for solutions. The very fact that the page has been viewed 50,000 times details the gravity of the situation!
The only way that some users were able to regain control of their computer was using the System Restore feature to roll back to a previous date. This however, requires the user to boot using the original Installation media. Then, the user has to select Safe Boot option and run the System Restore feature. Many other users were grappling with this solution as several other issues popped up.
Lately, Microsoft has been releasing several buggy updates, which is a major cause of concern for the corporate clients. The whole concept of Patch Tuesday is to enable Business PCs to update their PCs. Because of the recent mishaps, most users are dreading the patches fearing system instability. Until Microsoft figures out their mistakes and does more testing for their updates, it is best to disable the Auto-update feature. It is better to only download the updates after it has been ascertained that the updates have not caused any issues for the fellow Windows users. If you are facing any similar troubles, you can contact our help team to recieve help.