Mar 2013
05

Microsoft pushes another botched automatic update

If you had Windows set for automatic updates last Tuesday, Feb. 26, and run 64-bit Windows 7, you may have been hit by the latest bad patch. KB 2670838 — known officially as a “Platform Update for Windows 7 x64-Edition” — appears to be the source of a blue-screen problem, where Internet Explorer 9, in particular, stops working and throws a “PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA” error identifying the video driver (the reports I’ve seen cite igdpmd64.sys) as the source of the BSOD.
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