I have McAfee Internet Security installed in three computers. A notebook running Windows Vista Home, another notebook running windows XP and a third desktop computer running Windows Vista Business N. All Windows are Greek versions.
At 14th of July in the morning when I started my Windows Vista Business N desktop computer, McAfee did a long update and requested that I restart my computer, which I did. When the computer restarted it crashed with a blue screen. This happened several times. I was only able to boot it in safe mode without networking. After trying many things including restoring the boot.ini, restoring the MBR etc. using the Vista recovery CD, finally I tried to restore the computer to a previous checkpoint using the Vista recovery CD. The checkpoint I used for the restoration was right before the McAfee upgrade. This checkpoint was mentioned in the list of checkpoints as the first one and was saying something about McAfee Inc. upgrade, Network Service. Anyway after restoring to the previous checkpoint before the McAfee update the computer booted normally. Then McAfee did again an update but this time it didn’t request restarting the PC. As far as I could tell the only problem left from all this was that the McAfee Security Center user interface window was a little bit cropped at the right side and I was not able to resize this window.
I forgot about it and thought it was an isolated incident, but yesterday (21st of July) the same thing happened again. Exactly the same sequence of events: (1) McAfee upgrade (a long one), (2) McAfee requested restarting the computer, (3) Blue screen while booting (4) restored the computer before McAfee update (Network service), (5) Computer booted normally.
Before booting the computer this time I deactivated my home network to avoid McAfee update. Then I deactivated updates through McAfee Security Center. Regardless McAfee attempted to do an update. I restarted the computer in the hope that the setting for the deactivation of updates will take effect after restarting. When the computer started McAfee informed me that I should restart the computer so that updates take effect (which updates?). Anyway restarting the computer resulted in a crash with a blue screen (for the third time).
Does McAfee upgrade on my Windows Vista Business N Gr PC causes this crash? My other two notebooks with McAfee don’t have this problem.
This to save users reading the whole thread.
1 BSODs with win 7 64bit and amd cpus in Toshiba PCs issue is fixed in an update starting Late September
2. Other BSODS or booting issues following an update could be network drivers see this post
Message was edited by: Peacekeeper Added possible fixes this do not affect other OSs on 23/09/10 4:26:34 PM