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Tenfold Increase In Boot Time After Failed Windows Update


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#1 LouieChuckyMerry

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 11:19 PM

Hello and thank you in advance for any help.  I try to keep my Windows 7 Home Premium up to date and typically manually install Windows Updates monthly with nary an issue.  This month (October 2013), however, while installing all of the important updates (except IE10 and the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool), my laptop froze partway through the installations.  After powering off-powering on my laptop seems to function fine but for 2 things:  update KB2862335 is in an endless update-failed loop (after a few days of this I hid the update to avoid this cycle) and my boot time has increased roughly tenfold, from about 10 seconds to almost 2 minutes.  While I realize that the increased boot time isn't necessarily a huge issue since the computer still functions properly, I'd like to solve this puzzle and derive the benefits from my extra RAM and SSD :wink: (as well as scratch a brain itch).  For the last few days I've been poking away at the problem with no success.  I've:

 

  • Uninstalled all the successful October updates then reinstalled them (KB2862335 still continued it's update-failed loop and boot time was still increased).
  • Renamed C:\Windows\Software Distribution and attempted to update (KB286335 still continued it's update-failed loop and boot time was still increased).
  • Run the command prompt sfc /scannow, from the desktop and the Repair Console with the same result:  failure at 54% and the error message "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Log\CBS\CBS.log".

 

Opening the CBS.log in Notepad just about made my head explode  :crazy: , as there are line after line (after line after line...) of what appear to be some form of modern hieroglyphics.  More research allowed me to shrivel the log to only text pertinent to the last sfc /scannow and corrupt files, but it's still 1.32 MB of (seemingly random, ha ha) text.  I'm unable to attach this file because it's too large; perhaps somebody knows a trick.  Honestly, keeping KB2862335 hidden forever is fine with me, but I'd really like to solve the increased boot time if possible.  Thanks again for any help.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 10:00 AM

Try this:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

#3 LouieChuckyMerry

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 06:27 PM

Thanks for the idea, Roodo, but the automated version didn't find any problems and fixing it myself lead to no results.






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