Today I did Windows Update on my PC. I immediately saw that there was something wrong: it kept rebooting saying “error applying the update, aborting…” (or something like that)
After 30 minutes, it still was doing that loop, so I rebooted it.
BOOM! At startup I got a lot of errorsi 0xc0000005! Dropbox, Evernote, the Antivirus, even the Task Manager, would just give this 0xc0000005 error and just close!!!
In the beginning I blamed myself, I thought I was infected by some virus.
I was in panic, then I discovered that there is a “botched” update that renders your PC useless!
But, the fix is easy. Go to the start menu and write
appwiz.cpl. You can open the uninstall programs panel. Select “show installed updates”. Search for that bastard, his name is KB2859537.
Right click on it, and then UNINSTALL. Restart your computer: now it should work! If it doesn’t, try removing the latest six updates.
The operating systems affected by this problem are Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2