More on this thread: Yesterday, it said there was another update and asked if I wanted to schedule it. So I figured, ok, I scheduled it for 5:30 this morning, thinking that at least it would be done by the time I got up.
So I get up at 9:15 and go to the PC. It's drawing about 90 watts on the UPS meter, which is typical of the PC being on, and the monitor off . So I push the power button to bring it out of sleep ( or power it on after the upgrade ). Same result as last time it upgraded. Nothing. Black screen. I hot escape, ctrl-alt-delete - NADA! Keep hitting the power button. Nada!
So AGAIN, I have to drop the power, by shutting off the UPS, and back on again, then starting it.
At least this time, it didnt tell me that the boot sector couldnt be found ( recall that I had to finally start it in safe mode after an hour of that! ). This time it booted. BUT instead of the upgrade being done, I got: "working on updates - dont turn off computer" for awhile. Then at least it started and ran ok.
I cant take this stress anymore. I'm running a home based business on this PC and apparently Microsoft is such a muscle bound giant that they're not capable of putting out a new OS without trashing everything for me.
So now I have to go out and buy a Windows 8.1 PC and try to get everything transferred and working on it, and if that's possible, then wait maybe 3-4 years for Microsoft to get their...act together with Windows 10.
Wonder why the public has a love-hate relationship with Microsoft?
The restart sounds normal , after the power down , not the blackscreen part , after a major update to a new version I get that too.
Any chance the UPS isn't acting correctly? or communicating with the Computer now it is on Win10 , next time you have a scheduled restart take it off the UPS and see what happens.
It is probably a good Idea to have a second PC or a laptop so you can continue your business , besides it is a write off in that case so why not get a good one ?
Last edited by Kbird; 17 Sep 2016 at 14:07.
The UPS isn't connected with a data cable, so no. The PC just goes into la la land after updates. Wont turn on or off.
If I get a second PC, it will be 8.1 and I'll migrate to it and dump this OS.
If it's just an OS issue and you really hate it , just Reinstall Win8.1 on that one perhaps ......
personally with my own business I would never be with only 1 Computer ....just incase... and your's sounds more critical than mine, so I hope every thing is backed up with images via Macrium Reflect etc too , to an external.