Microsoft MS14-045 Update May Be Causing BSOD And Boot Loops


ZDNET is reporting that Microsoft is recommending uninstalling its latest MS14-045 update because some users are experiencing BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) and reboot loops. Microsoft has pulled three other updates from their download pages and are giving instructions on how to uninstall (see the quote below from ZDNET).

Microsoft is aware of the issues and is working to fix them and hopefully get users squared away. In the meantime, check out the blurb below and hit the source link at ZDNET for more info.

A Knowledge Base article written for these problems (KB2982791) includes uninstallation instructions and lists three known issues. We list #3 first because it is the most severe:

  • Known issue 3:Microsoft is investigating behavior in which systems may crash with a 0x50 Stop error message (bugcheck) after any of the following updates are installed:
    • 2982791 MS14-045: Description of the security update for kernel-mode drivers: August 12, 2014
    • 2970228 Update to support the new currency symbol for the Russian ruble in Windows
    • 2975719 August 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2
    • 2975331 August 2014 update rollup for Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012

    This condition may be persistent and may prevent the system from starting correctly.

  • Known issue 1: After you install this security update, fonts that are installed in a location other than the default fonts directory (%windir%\fonts\) cannot be changed when they are loaded into any active session. Attempts to change, replace, or delete these fonts will be blocked, and a “File in use” message will be presented.
  • Known issue 2: Microsoft is investigating behavior in which fonts do not render correctly after any of the updates listed above for known issue 3 are installed.

The uninstallation instructions are long and involved and are detailed in the Knowledge Base articles linked to above.

  Source: ZDNET

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