Latest Windows update

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Well, the latest Windows update got installed, and SSDR and DAX and CAT all work fine.

Not to get away scott-free, it borked the USB hub and the mouse! Never had that one before. Uninstalling drivers and reinstalling and a few  restarts fixed that issue.
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Michael Coslo

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Danny K5CG

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I've also had several Windows updates where the PC would not boot with any USB devices connected. Unplug the USB devices and the PC boots fine. Sometimes I feel like a rat in a maze.
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Greg - N8GD

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Sometimes this is caused by a BIOS or UEFI setting telling the system to try to boot from a USB device.  Make sure it is OFF!
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Danny K5CG

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If it were a boot order issue then it would happen every time I boot my PC. It's not that. It happens only when there is an update. But I'll check that anyway. Thanks
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Greg - N8GD

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Both of you were lucky.  The 1803 cumulative update on Tuesday caused my i7 PC to boot to a blank screen with a spinning blue circular arrow.  I tried to reboot several times and still got no response.  I finally went to safe mode (via a Windows 10 install disk) and attempted to do a system restore, but the restore point was supposedly bad.  Fortunately, I had not done too much with the system (it was early morning Wednesday when this was discovered), so I resorted to restoring the main HDD from an image backup, a 4 hour process from the external USB backup drive.  After reconfiguring a few things, all is back to normal.  I subsequently disabled Windows updates for now until Microsoft figures this out.  Reports from the Web show that was a fairly common occurrence on many PCs running the 1803 April update.
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Lucky indeed. But this is just what we have to put up with. If not for my Flex Radio, I would not have a Windows machine. I do keep a W7 and MacOS setup for my Flex so I can have something that is reliable.