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#16 Growled

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:17

Should Microsoft now test every update with every driver revision from every major hardware manufacturer? I guess I am getting to understand more and more why Microsoft is getting into the device business.


Exactly. It's impossible to cover every possible configuration out there.


#17 Grope for Luna

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 21:12

I wish I saw this post before because I went through the same tedious process of weeding out the culprit. System restore wouldn't work from the recovery console (0x80070570 & 0x80070005 errors) so I had to re-image each time.

I updated my video drivers (HD5770) from stock to CAT 12-11 but that had no effect.

I switched my registry hives to the pre-update ones but it still got stuck at the black screen so it's a file issue.

It should be noted that the backlight flashes on and off while the screen is black.

#18 Grope for Luna

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 21:18

That seems odd, as no IE binaries are loaded during startup.


It maybe related to html-based apps on the Start Screen (news, Bing, etc).



#19 cluberti

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 18:44

That's possible, but it seems odd that it would block booting - I'd expect app breakage, not Windows breakage (the Windows UI isn't html/js, just some apps). It might be worth it for someone to contact Microsoft and provide their update/cbs logs if the issue persists. That update will come down again with the next cumulative update in 2 months, so it's probably worth figuring out.

#20 cluberti

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 17:17

Do either of you have Kaspersky A/V installed by chance?

#21 Arceles

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 17:59

Nop, I have no antivirus at the moment but only have steam games installed on windows 8

#22 OP Night Prowler

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 23:07

My original problem was; Installing the KB2761465 patch, after rebooting, and just before the lock screen opened for the login the DVI connector icon would flash in the top left corner, and would go out, and then back on in an endless loop.

I had an image from the night before so I was able to test.

What I found in my case was; I had previously installed;

1) 8style_skin_pack-x64_win8.exe
2) UltraUXThemePatcher.exe

At the end of my testing I found that if I tried to uninstall any portion of the '8style_skin_pack-x64_win8.exe' pack the same symptom would occur. This happened without even installing the KB2761465 patch.

Not real sure why the KB2761465 patch failed but it included files that updated the iexplorer and the uxtheme. I tried for about an hour to remove the '8style_skin_pack-x64_win8.exe' pack and UXTheme patch, with no luck.

I figured 2 hours was enough time to spend on this, so I preformed a new install in order to fix it. I was also having video problems, which the new install fixed.

Note to self; Keep the first full good image, just incase I need to go back that far...

#23 Arceles

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:25

My original problem was; Installing the KB2761465 patch, after rebooting, and just before the lock screen opened for the login the DVI connector icon would flash in the top left corner, and would go out, and then back on in an endless loop.

I had an image from the night before so I was able to test.

What I found in my case was; I had previously installed;

1) 8style_skin_pack-x64_win8.exe
2) UltraUXThemePatcher.exe

At the end of my testing I found that if I tried to uninstall any portion of the '8style_skin_pack-x64_win8.exe' pack the same symptom would occur. This happened without even installing the KB2761465 patch.

Not real sure why the KB2761465 patch failed but it included files that updated the iexplorer and the uxtheme. I tried for about an hour to remove the '8style_skin_pack-x64_win8.exe' pack and UXTheme patch, with no luck.

I figured 2 hours was enough time to spend on this, so I preformed a new install in order to fix it. I was also having video problems, which the new install fixed.

Note to self; Keep the first full good image, just incase I need to go back that far...


Confirmed, at least with the UltraUXThemePatcher, not even a sfc /scannow could repair it, even in offline mode. I'm in the process of recovering my entertainment partition...

#24 +Brando212

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 17:05

yeah the UX style beta is becoming more hassle then it's worth, i just had a similar problem with it except my computer would just blue screen after i restarted after the updates (luckily i was able to do a system restore to right before i did the updates and was fine) I think I'll leave uxstyle uninstalled for awhile, at least until it's updated again and is more stable

#25 Grope for Luna

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 23:56

The trick is to revert to the default MS theme before installing the updates. The system tries to load the custom theme on reboot but can't with the updated theme files so it just stalls with a black screen. You may be better off uninstalling your UXThemepatcher first (change to default theme first) since you will have to reinstall it again anyway.

If you knew where the theme was set in the registry you could load the hive in a broken offline system and change it to the default. That's if system restore wouldn't work and you didn't want to re-image/reinstall.

#26 +Brando212

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 16:15

^ still overly complicated as you never had to do that with the theme patcher in 7, so like I said, I'll wait till UXstyle updates and becomes a little more stable before trying it out again

#27 OP Night Prowler

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 16:25

The 8style_skin_pack-x64_win8.exe has it's own built in theme patcher. Not sure why I used UltraUXThemePatcher.exe, maybe thinking 'Ultra' was better.

I'm trying the 8style_skin_pack-x64_win8.exe with the built in theme patcher and so far all is good. I can uninstall with no problems.