Windows 10: File System Error (-1073741819), black desktop.

  1.    28 Feb 2018 #1

    File System Error (-1073741819), black desktop.


    Firstly, sorry if this is in the wrong place!

    I was using my PC today when all of a sudden Chrome refused to find webpages. Then I tried to remove a program and I was met with the error "File System Error (-1073741819)". I thought these events were unrelated until I tried to navigate my desktop more. Everything slowed down massively, control + alt + delete would take about 15 seconds and caused the screen to go black periodically and then come back to my desktop without displaying any options or task manager. The shut down buttons on my start menu were unresponsive and I was unable to delete any files as I would get the same error.

    Now my PC won't get past the user login page. It gets stuck on a black screen displaying the same error.

    I've tried booting it with a Win10 USB stick and using sfc /scannow but it passes that without identifying any corrupt files. Startup repair fails to do anything as well.

    I have been using Win10 for over a year without coming across this error so I'm assuming it's unrelated to upgrading.

    I've searched for a solution but I have been unable to find one for the symptoms I am experiencing.

    If anyone knows of, or can hint at a solution I will be forever grateful and bake you cookies.

    Thanks,
    Christy
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    28 Feb 2018 #2

    Boot the installation drive get to a cmd prompt then type chkdsk c: / r see if it finds any errors on the disk
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    28 Feb 2018 #3

    Samuria said: View Post
    Boot the installation drive get to a cmd prompt then type chkdsk c: / r see if it finds any errors on the disk
    "Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems"

    Thank you for the response!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    28 Feb 2018 #4

    MS show this solution to that error message File System error on Windows 10 - Microsoft Community
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    01 Mar 2018 #5

    Samuria said: View Post
    MS show this solution to that error message File System error on Windows 10 - Microsoft Community
    Sadly none of these fixes are applicable to my case other than the SFC scan, which I have done.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Hi, After updating to Windows 10 from Win 7 Ultimate I can no longer do anything that requires admin privileges. It appears as though something is wrong with UAC on my profile.
So I just updated to ten, and have all the updates, but whenever I try to run a .exe file, it gives me the error File System Error (-1073741819)
Hello, I just recently downloaded Windows 10 since I got it for free for having Windows 7. I just entered a new college and I got Microsoft 265 for free, so I tried to download it. The problem is, whenever I try tu run the setup I get a message...
Hello, Just upgraded from windows 7 pro to windows 10 Pro. The upgrade appears to have gone well except for the error which I will describe below. The symptoms: When attempting to install any software which requires administrator...
Hello everyone, after I installed Build 10158, I realized that I couldn't install any desktop programs. I get the 'File system error (-1073741819)' error after I enter UAC. So I'm supposing this has something to do with UAC..? EDIT: Managed...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:01.
Find Us