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 Post subject: Broken Windows
PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:11 am 
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I thought I'd finished faffing around with computers for a while, but mine's 'got the ravin' 'ump' :(
Windows 10 is corrupt. Won't load properly, can't access device manager, windows update, many other potentially helpful things.

Ran a command prompt and sfc /scannow 3 times. Seemed okay.
However DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth wouldn't run in safe mode
Rebooted into command prompt but it wouldn't run it

Using an Ubuntu live CD atm, but it can't access that HDD saying it's 'unsafe' and in 'hibernation' which it can't be, as I shut it down and also disabled fast boot....

I don't have access to a large enough disc to put Win10 ISO on and this machine won't recognise USB drive atm (although mouse/keyboard fine..)

Would taking out the HDD and plugging it into a working PC be a good idea? Could try using windows update on it..?

Any suggestions?

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 Post subject: Re: Broken Windows
PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:59 am 
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Using a hard drive with an OS on it in another system that was not the original install setup can cause the OS to go belly up!
Only if the host system is identical to the original, decent chance of the OS coming to life with only a reactivation if needed.
But no harm should come, if the drive is slaved into another known-clean system and scanned for any malware or drive faults.
Preferred that any updates or security patches for the OS be done on the original setup.. regarding hardware and software configuration. No two "identical" system setups are truly identical.
Win 10 still has growing problems.. hopefully sorted soon. Too many background features lurking to constrict the proper performance.
The feature for OS updates should be listed as automatic, but the user chooses when to install them. Non-critical updates or drivers are optional. Windows still wants every feature at optimum, even if it doesn't work properly!

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 Post subject: Re: Broken Windows
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:16 am 
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Oh I didn't mean as master. I have a cable thing to read Hard drives: IDE/sat a via use. I get your comment about identical. scary.. Windows 10 forced itself on me: was happy with 7. hopefully the key is the same.. I noticed it said windows 'pe' at some point whilst using commands such as svc /scannow.

will keep thinking/trying.. posting from a tablet ain't fun

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 Post subject: Re: Broken Windows
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:37 pm 
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Had Win 7 on a home desktop, was working well. Did the upgrade to Win 10. Ever sorry for that! Had Win 7 Home Premium OS, was 'upgraded' to Win 10 tablet OS!! Too many problems, security issues. Wiped out and went back to Win 7. Still not the way it was originally.
Any changes to programming or folders may require the Administrator to log in.

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 Post subject: Re: Broken Windows
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:42 am 
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Windows rarely goes belly up spontaneously, this sounds more like a piece of hardware is on its way out. Can you list the hardware in the problem child system?

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