I wrote in June about my DAW developing a chronic BSOD problem out of nowhere, and figuring out the problem was caused by Microsoft’s “Software Distribution Service 3.0.” Well, last week the BSOD-reboot started happening again. The first few times, I made like an ostrich and pretended it didn’t happen. Tonight, however, it happened while I was mixing and I lost an hour’s work EQing guitar tracks and de-essing vocals. You can bet that I was angry.
I started looking through my System Restore points, and lo and behold: Software Distribution Service 3.0 was installed again on July 27. (Again, without my knowledge or permission). I restored to an earlier point.
For the time being, I have disabled all Automatic Updates. Once I get my mixing project finished, I’ll reevaluate what can be done.
For the curious, this is what the Event Log message looks like:
Not a lot of help, is it?2 comments