In Pictures: 17 epic Microsoft Windows Auto Update meltdowns

These legendary clunkers made Patch Tuesday a living hell for Windows users the world over

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April 2004: Windows 2000 bricked In April 2004, Microsoft sent a slew of patches down the automatic update chute, one of which (MS04-014) locked up a sizable percentage of all Windows 2000 machines. That patch was supposed to fix a hole in the Jet Database Engine.

Knowledge Base article 841382 tells the tale:

[Y]ou may experience any one of the following symptoms:

• Your computer appears to stop responding at startup. • You cannot log on to Windows. • Your CPU usage for the System process approaches 100 percent.

The company sure plugged that one.

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