Windows 7: Steps to Resolve Reboot Loop Problem Caused By KB3033929 Update
Has Microsoft’s latest Windows 7 update ‘KB3033929’ put your computer into an endless restart loop? Don’t know how to fix the problem? Don’t freak out. You are not alone experiencing this reboot loop problem as apparently a lot of Windows users are going through the same. The ‘KB3033929’ update was recently released by Microsoft as a security patch for computers running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. However, it’s still not confirmed that the loop is affecting the Windows Server 2008 computers as well. The issue caused by the update came to light after Information Security blogger Brian Krebs reported the problem listing it across multiple Microsoft Windows help and support forums.
The ‘KB3033929’ patch was released by the Redmond-based company in the wake of adding ‘code signing’ functions to the operating system. The ‘code signing’ function boosts the ability of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 systems to verify the integrity and authenticity of programs running on these platforms. But unfortunately, it seems Microsoft’s effort in improving these operating systems’ ability has gone in vain.
According to the security blogger Krebs, users who have not yet updated to ‘KB3033929’ should avoid installing the same as it does not fix any alarming vulnerability. But, those who have already got the update installed on their Windows 7 operating system and have got stuck in the reboot loop problem can go ahead and try these fixes. Here’s how you go about it:
Option1 – By using System Repair/Restore Options
- Restart your computer.
- Press F8 continuously as soon as the computer screen powers on and until the ‘Advanced Boot Options’ appear on the screen.
- Using the arrow keys, select the ‘Repair your computer’ options and hit the ‘Enter’ button to proceed.
- As soon as the pop up window appears on the screen, select the ‘Use Recovery Tools that Can Help Fix Problems Starting Windows’ option and then hit the ‘Next’ option.
- Now, select ‘System Restore’ option on the next pop up window that appears on the screen. Here, you can choose from the different recovery points to help you return your system to normal.
- Once your system has been recovered and you are done, go to your Update files, and select all the options, but not the MS Update 3033929. This will help you avoid encountering the same loop problem.
Option 2: Uninstalling the Update from Control Panel
- Load your operating system using Safe Mode.
- Press the F8 key continuously until you get the ‘Advanced Boot Options’ on the screen. Highlight the Safe Mode option and then hit the ‘Enter’ button.
- Now, go to the ‘Control Panel’ and select the ‘Programs and Features’ option.
- Click ‘View Installed updates’ to check the recently installed updates on your system.
- Click ‘Security Update for Microsoft Windows (KB3033929) and then hit the ‘Uninstall’ option.
- Once the un-installation process finishes, restart the computer to allow the changes to take effect.
Using these steps you can resolve the reboot loop issue caused by the Microsoft update. However, while trying these steps, if you face any problem or get stuck in between the steps, call iYogi technicians for easy solutions. Our iYogi technicians can help you diagnose and repair all sorts of technical glitches encountered on your Windows-based PC, in just a few simple tweaks. Call us anytime for instant and reliable tech support from certified team of experts.