Windows 10: Unknown Hard Error

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  1.    06 Feb 2015 #1

    Unknown Hard Error


    Hi All,

    I have been trying to resolve various issues with W10 (see other posts) and have been trying to use Safe mode to rule out possible configuration abnormalities.


    However, on both of my test machines, I get an error dialog titled:
    explorer.exe - System Warning
    with the content showing a yellow triangle and the wording Unknown Hard Error
    ... preventing me getting into Safe mode.

    here's a pic (note I have moved the dialog to show the start button in the same view)
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    Any clues?

    As I said, this happens on both machines; one is a Dell 9150 desktop and the other a dell E6520 laptop. Other than this problem, the E6520 works fine in normal mode, although the desktop has other problems with an explorer crash/restart loop at startup.

    Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 32
    win10 insider Enterprise
       07 Feb 2015 #2

    Same here.. Lots of people have that error... maybe everybody.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    07 Feb 2015 #3

    I've never had that error.. strange. Maybe someone will have some ideas to help you(OP) out.

    Jeff
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Build 9926
       07 Feb 2015 #4

    What build are you using?

    Do you have it fully updated?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    07 Feb 2015 #5

    Maybe Safe Mode doesn't work in WIndows 10 TP. I haven't tried it so I don't know if it works or not.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    07 Feb 2015 #6

    It was either on build 9841 or 9860 that a clean boot didn't!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Build 9926
       07 Feb 2015 #7

    I've heard that some builds have issues with the tablet mode and desktop mode. Maybe that's what it was bugging you about. Have you tried the latest build? Haven't got any critical errors yet and I am using it on a daily basis.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    07 Feb 2015 #8

    Franciscorssm24 said: View Post
    What build are you using?

    Do you have it fully updated?
    Sorry - should have said - both of them are 9926 fully updated - but I have seen this on previous builds as well.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 32
    win10 insider Enterprise
       07 Feb 2015 #9

    Its apparently a know error that has no high priority to fix quickly.
    You can dismiss the message box and right click taskbar and run taskmanager.. and from there browse or run with commands most anything. I open a cmd windows so I can cleanly exit with shutdown /r ,,, run 'control panel' to get there. Seems to work as safe mode other than you cant use the desktop
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    11 Feb 2016 #10

    Got the same problem on my dad's PC. Any ideas?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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