Pyramix not booting - "windows will advise a solution"

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Pyramix not booting - "windows will advise a solution"

Postby draudio2u » Fri Apr 13, 2018 18:18

Windows 7 Pro 64bit, running PMX 11.0.6. his machine was running Pyramix fine just two weeks ago, but now will not boot. A window pops up stating "Program has stopped working, Windows will advise if a solution to the problem becomes available" I have restored the system back two dates (to April 3), and it works.
Question: anyone know what updates came down the lines in the past ten days that could have caused this?

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Re: Pyramix not booting - "windows will advise a solution"

Postby fl » Fri Apr 13, 2018 18:33

Microsoft's attempts to mitigate the Meltdown and Spectre exploits have resulted in a series of Windows updates (starting in January of this year) filled with problems, and actually making the vulnerability worse. Symptoms of a patched system are a proclivity to experience memory leaks, and network connection loss, either of which Pyramix would find upsetting. It's possible that your machine installed the April updates without your knowing it, and that these introduced the problems you encountered.

Might I suggest that you check the website from time to time to see the current state of things regarding updating and maintaining a Windows 7 installation.

As tempting as it is to blame Microsoft for everything wrong in the world, sometimes Pyramix installations go sour, and a quick recourse is to run the Pyramix installer again, but this time it will come up with a "Repair" option, which will reinstall all the necessary files over top of any which may have become corrupted. That's a quicker fix than reinstalling your whole system from a backup image, and avoids the problems associated with software and plug-ins registrations being lost in the process.
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Re: Pyramix not booting - "windows will advise a solution"

Postby Graemme » Wed Jun 13, 2018 07:53

Of course, you could just turn off 'automatic updates' and save your self many, many headaches. I run Windows 7-64-bit and have no such issues. I only do updates when I have the time to lose several hours of my other words, only when I really need to.
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