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Everything posted by Rich-M

  1. That's the easy way! Unfortunately I wish it was predictable or even explainable.
  2. Have a read: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/8988575b-32fb-46fb-bd8e-dd9aaafa9903/windows-10-anniversary-update-error-code-0xc1900107?forum=win10itprogeneral
  3. Usually there is a resume or Update icon left on your desktop when you are interrupted but if you start the update again it should pick up what you have already downloaded.
  4. I forgot to mention I normally would take the drive out and copy the files and data before doing this but that was not necessary as the user had two backup hard drives.
  5. Had one of the most badly infected computers I have ever had. Client wasn't sure where this came from but could have been an attachment to an email from someone he knew who he found out later didn't send it. System was Intel 6700K with 500 gb Ssd drive and 16 gb 2133 Ddr3 ram moving like a snail. Most of the desktop items would not open to right or left click. Classic Shell start menu gone and Win 10 start menu would flash quickly then go away if open too long. I tried to run Hitman Pro Kickstart from usb but would not run. I could boot to it but would show up failed with any choice. I fought hard and finally managed to open a score of rkill programs and picked back some speed and was able to run some scans. Rogue Killer removed 7 Trojans but system began to slow down. Hitman Pro found next to nothing, Malwarebytes MBar rootkit scan found nothing as did Malwarebytes which was also onboard as pro version along with WD as only defenses. Adw Cleaner pulled a few as did JRT but nothing much. Zemana found nothing and of course Combofix will not run in Windows 10. I kept having to rerun rkill versions when system would begin to slow again. Each time I would access my flash disk I had to go in another way because the last way in was blocked next time. So I decided it was a losing battle and manged to get into System Reset which beautifully restored Win 10 to day 1 with the files and data in tact I simply had to reinstall programs. PC Setup, Recovery and Update,Recovery, Reset Pc and you can choose with or without current files. It took about 1 hour to complete. I forgot to mention System Restore had only 1 restore point which was of no use and I noted System Restore defaulted to 250 Meg which is really stupid. I never knew what was in there but whatever it was I have never seen such a powerful virus basically that nothing could touch and I have been doing this 15 + years.
  6. OK so it is now up to Windows 10? I am so confused.
  7. Using a Windows dvd cannot give you the updates you were trying to do, it probably just returned you to prior to the updates then.
  8. In addition to that Gary also suggests this that makes sense to me: For a computer running Windows 8 or later, another powerful command line utility users can run is the Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool that is used to service a Windows installation. Similar to the System File Checker utility, you can use DISM to correct corrupted system files and determine the status of the system. Press Windows key + X Click Command Prompt (Admin) Type each command at the prompt then hit enter after each scan is complete) Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  9. Gary suggested I suggest Running sfc /scannow from an elevated cmd prompt. Search for ".cmd" and then right click the answer and choose "run as administrator" and then type in "sfc /scannow" and hit "enter" on keyboard.
  10. I am not suggesting you do this but in a similar case I just shut down and restarted to discover the update was complete but it wasn't showing on screen. Definitely wait 24 hours before trying that.
  11. I somehow doubt this is an MS bug because most that I have read about have fixed it by using the Microsoft Update Catalog. Most of the irreparable situations I have seen were only fixed with a clean install. The odd ball behavior and bizarre responses I see are always caused by the poor quality of the OS after an Upgrade which is why I suggested Gary do a clean install and I bet everything will run better also. My main unit I did a clean install on 2 months ago has yet to give me the slightest issue in Windows 10 where the upgrades were causing daily issues for me.
  12. I was able to fix it using the Update Catalog. Downloaded easily and installed perfectly. Now this was not my pc it was a client pc.
  13. Very odd indeed as I just looked and all my printers show working on this Windows 10 pc.
  14. I assume you meant "chkdsk /r", its ok no one is perfect (except maybe a guy I used to know from Australia)
  15. Yeah why doing the same thing that didn't work in the past and suddenly does work now causes the frustration that keeps us going
  16. I have seen that before Holdum and I pay it no mind is all.
  17. OK I can read that so you are saying that "Devices and Printers" is slow to open, but your printers work normally? I have seen that before and it is annoying but it isn't that printers a long time to print its simply the Devices and Printers Appellat opens slowly, I got it now! Sometimes it takes these old brains more time to reach conclusion is all!
  18. Are you saying Windows takes forever to open? Are you using Win Patrol to monitor what is in startup or msconfig? Take a look. Another thing that causes slow boot is devices looked for that are not there i.e. floppy drive or too many devices listed for boot order. I have been going back to setting boot priority on slow moving system to hard drive # 1 and dvd drive # 2 with all other possibilities disabled.
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