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Old 03-13-2019, 10:05 PM   #1
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Windows 10 Has Took A Dump.


I know a few of you have had trouble with windows, so hopefully you have dealt with this before.

I kicked on my desktop this evening to make out a contract and it is stuck in an "Automatic repair" loop.

I built this thing about 9 years ago, but it has been very dependable. It was top of the line at the time, so it isn't a klunker.

Anyway, it had the windows 10 free upgrade they did when it first came out. I have the original Windows 8 OEM disc.

Can I use it to reboot? If I can, will it let me reinstall windows 10 again? I dont think I ever made a windows 10 reboot disc, or if I did, it is long gone. Haven't reallyy had one bit of problems until tonight.

Hopefully I have a useable copy of my contract saved that I can use on my wife's desktop.

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Old 03-13-2019, 10:27 PM   #2
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Re: Windows 10 Has Took A Dump.


You can download a Win 10 ISO from Microsoft, put it on a bootable DVD or flash drive, and use that to repair your system. Too late and too tired to google the process for you, but it's out there.

Worst case, you can use your product key from Win 8 to activate a whole new install of Win 10.

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I just tried that and it hung up again. I'll try it again tomorrow. It has a ssd drive, that is a few years old now, but I would hope it isn't dead.

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Go to MS website and look for how to reinstall win 10. Media Creation Tool--as said above, need USB flash drive large enough to hold the MCT and follow the directions. Good Luck!
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And of course, backup, if you have not already done so.
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Not helpful to your immediate issue, but might be time to embrace the cloud. I simply use google docs. My contract is accessible anywhere I log in. If there's a power outage while writing it, the most I lose is a few seconds of work.

Also not helpful to your immediate issue, but might just be time for a new computer. After 9 years, a $400 PC might be an upgrade.

Then throw your old drive in and recover what you can.
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If you don't have backups of your data I would boot to Linux and copy off your stuff first.

If you can create the windows 10 USB with the media creation tool go that route.

If not you can install 8 then upgrade to 10 it will just take longer.

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Not helpful to your immediate issue, but might be time to embrace the cloud. I simply use google docs. My contract is accessible anywhere I log in. If there's a power outage while writing it, the most I lose is a few seconds of work.

Also not helpful to your immediate issue, but might just be time for a new computer. After 9 years, a $400 PC might be an upgrade.

Then throw your old drive in and recover what you can.
I used my wife's new one, which is like a year old. It is clunky and slow compared to mine.

It could be that mine has a ssd, and her's is a slow disc drive.

I'll be looking though. I think I can build a good performing gaming, video editing computer for 500 bucks these days, maybe a bit more. I spent 1,400 bucks 9 years ago. You really have to go top endish to spend that much now.

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If you don't have backups of your data I would boot to Linux and copy off your stuff first.

If you can create the windows 10 USB with the media creation tool go that route.

If not you can install 8 then upgrade to 10 it will just take longer.

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I forgot about Linux backup. I did that years ago when I lost a laptop.

Luckily, most of our stuff is on a 2 TB external and on a 4 TB portable drive as well. Just don't have the latest contracts backed up.

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I used my wife's new one, which is like a year old. It is clunky and slow compared to mine.

It could be that mine has a ssd, and her's is a slow disc drive.

I'll be looking though. I think I can build a good performing gaming, video editing computer for 500 bucks these days, maybe a bit more. I spent 1,400 bucks 9 years ago. You really have to go top endish to spend that much now.

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For gaming maybe a bit more. You're right about the SSD. I'd say it's accurate to say a 9 year old pc with an SSD is more responsive than a brand new one with a spinning disc.
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Pull the SSD out and get a usb adapter. Plug it into your wife's computer and see if the drive works. If it does you can copy all your data.
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Windows 10 is as slow as a group of turtles stampeding through peanut butter on a spinning drive.

If it's a laptop is likely a 5400 rpm drive.

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My computer has 2 M.2 PCIe drives. About 4x faster than an SATA SSD.
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I know a few of you have had trouble with windows, so hopefully you have dealt with this before.

I kicked on my desktop this evening to make out a contract and it is stuck in an "Automatic repair" loop.

I built this thing about 9 years ago, but it has been very dependable. It was top of the line at the time, so it isn't a klunker.

Anyway, it had the windows 10 free upgrade they did when it first came out. I have the original Windows 8 OEM disc.

Can I use it to reboot? If I can, will it let me reinstall windows 10 again? I dont think I ever made a windows 10 reboot disc, or if I did, it is long gone. Haven't reallyy had one bit of problems until tonight.

Hopefully I have a useable copy of my contract saved that I can use on my wife's desktop.

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Had the same exact thing. Not much you can do but wipe everything out, at least what I had to do in my case. The guy came in and tried everything, and nada, so he backed-up everything that he could get access too and after that wiped everything clean, removed all windows and did a clean install of windows 10.

Everything was working fine but my PC being probably old as yours and using some advanced graphics programs and doing lots of rendering work my Video card burned out and none newer cads would work because of compatibility, so I end up getting new PC.

If that to happen again, I would go out and get a new PC, upgrade a few important features that you use and need the most and you will have something good for hopefully for another 8 years. You can get a decent PC out of the box for a reasonable cost today unless you using advanced graphics software, do rendering, virtual reality walkthroughs for customers, etc you will have to spend a little extra.

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if you have a curopt hard drive or damaged sata port... try switch your drive to a new sata port.
I had same issue and was the sata port wasn't working.

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I would suggest that you could boot to "Safe Mode", but it turns out that with Windows 10, Micro sht has made that nigh impossible.

I've had repair mode take a full day before.

So I know the pain.
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I would suggest that you could boot to "Safe Mode", but it turns out that with Windows 10, Micro sht has made that nigh impossible.

I've had repair mode take a full day before.

So I know the pain.
Did it eventually repair itself?

I'm heading to town today and may just pick up a new ssd drive and install that with a new windows install.

If it is hanging on boot up, is it most likely to be the hard drive? I'll check the sata port first though.

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Did it eventually repair itself?
yes. Took a full day. soon discovered the drive was on its way out.

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I'm heading to town today and may just pick up a new ssd drive and install that with a new windows install.

If it is hanging on boot up, is it most likely to be the hard drive? I'll check the sata port first though.
Any number of things could corrupt data on the drive. From the drive itself developing errors, to the connection or motherboard hardware.

Too often overlooked is a nasty rootkit lurking where even good antivirus software cannot find it.

I just checked: You can get Windows 10 Pro from Best Buy for $150.

About same for an SSD drive.

After fighting the limitations of the oem home edition, I would never subject myself to that one again.

I went back to W7 on this laptop.
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Going to Win7 is the best solution for fixing Win 10 issues
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I would suggest that you could boot to "Safe Mode", but it turns out that with Windows 10, Micro sht has made that nigh impossible.



I've had repair mode take a full day before.



So I know the pain.
If you restart 3 times in a row it will let you get into safe mode

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