Automatic repair -> blinking desktop

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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    1) Please update the specs in the "My Computer" section:

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    In the left corner below in your post you find 'My System Specs'.
    After clicking it you can find a link a little below that says 'Update your System Spec', click on this link to get to the page where you can fill in your system specs.
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    Include PSU. cooler, case, peripherals and anything attached to the computer by wired or wireless (mouse, keyboard, headset, printer, xbox, etc.)

    The CBS log reported component store corruption.
    It had attempted to repair the corruption and failed:
    2018-02-03 21:01:19, Info                  CBS    Exec: Processing complete, session(Corruption Repairing): 30645604_1296007391 [HRESULT = 0x80070013 - ERROR_WRITE_PROTECT]2018-02-03 21:01:19, Info                  CBS    Exec: Installation fails with store corruption, automatic store corruption repair is attempted, result: 0x800700132018-02-03 21:01:19, Error                 CBS    Failed to process single phase execution. [HRESULT = 0x80073712 - ERROR_SXS_COMPONENT_STORE_CORRUPT]

    2) For all steps using the windows advanced troubleshooting menu please use a camera or smart phone camera to take pictures and post images into the thread.

    3) See what happens if you run the dism revertpendingaction command.
    4) Are you able to backup the important files?
    5) Another option to back up files is a hard drive enclosure > move the files from problematic computer drive to another computer drive or to the cloud.
    6) Earlier in the thread it was reported that there were problems with reset and remove files.
    This is similar to a clean install.
    Was the problem with both reset and save files and with reset and remove files?
    Please run this command again and use a camera to post images of the error message and error code.
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  2. Posts : 2
    Windows 10


    I experienced this blinking / flashing desktop today with Windows 10 (1907). Having used Microsoft's operating systems since the days of MS-DOS and administered them professionally for decades, I'm astounded at how odd and convoluted Windows has become. This unusual behavior is yet another example why Windows is simply not suitable for most users.

    In my case, I had recently cloned (imaged and restored) a copy of the Windows 10 system partitions. Like the OP, I found I could eventually login but the desktop would start blinking black and was unusable. Ctrl-Alt-Del eventually brought up the option for my Task Manager, from which I could (quickly) use the Run command. (You have to type quickly because the Task Manager is constantly losing focus.)

    In my case, I found that I had booted to the copied partition which had the drive letter D: while the original remained C: . Presumably, Windows is confusing the two partitions and still utilizing something from C: despite booting on D: .

    To resolve this, I needed to swap the drive letters so the new partition was again C: . I ran "diskmgmt.msc" to open the Disk Manager. I right-clicked the old C: and removed the drive letter.

    This tool will not allow you to reassign the booted drive letter, while booted onto it. So I instead made these changes directly to the registry by running 'regedt32.exe' (for permissions) and then 'regedit.exe' (to edit). These drive letter assignments are found in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices [and would probably have worked for the original partition too].

    How to restore the system/boot drive letter in Windows

    After rebooting, the system seems to work normally now, booted (entirely and properly) on C: once again.

    Hope this helps others with this ridiculous problem. Good luck!
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  3. Posts : 251
    Windows 10 Pro

    Getting DISM to run correctly can be a real pain. How about a "repair/install" instead? That is much easier and usually fixes problems with Windows components.
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