Feb 2017 Windows Update breaks boot. Can't boot machine after Update.

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    Windows 10 Version 1511 (10586.164)
       19 Feb 2017 #1

    Feb 2017 Windows Update breaks boot. Can't boot machine after Update.

    Windows updated a few days ago and since then I can boot.

    I get: Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're.....

    I can't manage 'Windows Update' (...there is little to manage anyway since the updates are literally forced down our throats) because at the top of the screen it says in RED, "Some settings are managed by your organization." I am the organization. This is a personal/one-user machine.

    I create a full image twice a day so I used MR to restore a good image and got back in. Now, Windows 10 10586.753 installs updates every night and I have to do it all over again. I'm in a terminal loop.

    I can't utilise a program like "WhoCrashed" because I can't get back in to analyze it. I have to restore an image each time. While I was in a restored image it do perform a 'Restore Point' so I could try that on the next boot failure in 'Troubleshooting.' But once in 'Advanced Options' during the boot repair, under 'Restore' I had no Restore Point listed.

    I booted using WinPE and looked around a little but I couldn't find much to see or do there.

    I ran SFC and DISM inside a restored image they both came back perfectly fine.

    I used the following two lines in 'Safe Mode Command Prompt' during one Advanced Repair attempt but neither correct anything:

    sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:/windows
    bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy

    Crash dumps won't help because I can't get to one I don't think.

    I'm really stuck. Any suggestions?
    Last edited by RobH2; 19 Feb 2017 at 20:00. Reason: In wrong forum
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  2. Posts : 165
    Windows 10 Version 1511 (10586.164)
    Thread Starter
       19 Feb 2017 #2

    Moderator. Please delete this. I've started it in the 'General Support' forum.
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