Thankfully I have a secondary laptop to report my issues on.
My problem is located on my Vizio all in One PC. Model is CA 27. I am running windows 8. Installed from windows store.
Using microsoft security essentials. I do not have any other antivirus program or software installed.
I received notification that updates were available and ready for installation (I have the computer notifying me when windows updates are available for installation) - all other program updates are a notification only, I believe.
So, I hit the install updates and restart pc. Once the pc initiated the restart phase, the black screen with windows logo appears, with the spinning circle. It then shoots to a blue screen with the following message: Your PC ran into a problem restarting. We are collecting information for you (then the percentage bar of information collection). Below this notification is the following BSOD errorr number: 0xc000021a.
It then loops to Preparing Automatic Repair, Diagnosing your PC, then sends me to Blue Screen of Automatic Repair: Your PC did not start correctly. Press restart to restart your PC, which can somtimes fix the problem. You can also press advnaced option to try othe roptions to repair your PC.
I hit restart and it loops back again (reread my beginning post).
I hit advanced options, I have continue, troubleshoot and turn off PC.
So when I hit continue, it loops back to my problem. Turn off PC, well, turns it off and when I turn it back on I still have my problem.
Troubleshoot: Refresh or reset your PC. Not really interested in performing this function.
Advanced options: System Restore. Attempted: I get "System restor failed while scanning the file system on the drive C:\ The drive might be corrupt, you might want to retry system restore after running chkdsk /R on this disk. An unspecified error occurred during system restore. 0x81000204"
I have not done command prompt and check disk. I wouldn't know what to look for.
I can't even get the computer to boot into safe mode with networking.
I don't want to jack up the computer, losing files etc., yes, I have a backup, but that was paused for a number of reasons, now I am kicking my self.