Windows 10: Reset, task manager, Google Chrome plus other things not working

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  1. Posts : 9
    windows 10 64 bit x64-based processor
       29 Feb 2016 #1

    Reset, task manager, Google Chrome plus other things not working


    I am suddenly unable to use Google Chrome (nothing happens), task manager (nothing happens). I have tried clicking on a system Reset, nothing happens. I have tried a restore, message says it is unable to start restore. PC is taking ages to come on and switch off.

    Other things are slow. PC is practically unusable. Any suggestions?
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  2. Posts : 4,765
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       29 Feb 2016 #2

    Do a repair install.
    It will allow you to keep your files, settings and apps.
    No product key is required.
    Activation is automatic.
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  3. Posts : 9
    windows 10 64 bit x64-based processor
    Thread Starter
       29 Feb 2016 #3

    First step seems to be that I need to turn off my antivirus. unable to do this, get the message "the service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion". Have looked this up and have typed "regedit" in the run command box, I get the same message "the service did not respond.......". How do I go from here?

    Thank you
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  4. Posts : 4,765
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       29 Feb 2016 #4

    dnnstretton said: View Post
    First step seems to be that I need to turn off my antivirus. unable to do this, get the message "the service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion". Have looked this up and have typed "regedit" in the run command box, I get the same message "the service did not respond.......". How do I go from here?

    Thank you
    What indication did you receive that convinced you to turn off your AV ?
    While it is true that some times, certain AV could prevent installation or update, but that is not a norm.

    Can you start Repair Install without attempting to turn off your AV ?
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  5. Posts : 9
    windows 10 64 bit x64-based processor
    Thread Starter
       29 Feb 2016 #5

    Step 2 of the instructions state "you will need to disable or uninstall any 3rd party AV or security program"

    Will try it without doing this then.
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  6. Posts : 4,765
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       29 Feb 2016 #6

    dnnstretton said: View Post
    Step 2 of the instructions state "you will need to disable or uninstall any 3rd party AV or security program"

    Will try it without doing this then.
    I see. My apology.
    I did repair install many times and I did not need to disable my AV. I guess it depends on which kind of AV. Some can be quite intrusive.

    Good luck.
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  7. Posts : 9
    windows 10 64 bit x64-based processor
    Thread Starter
       02 Mar 2016 #7

    I have clicked the "Upgrade now" button, it downloads a file into my downloads folder. I cannot do anything with this file. Am I doing something wrong?

    Would using the media creation tool be an option? Thinking could I get it to work from a DVD? I can now use google chrome (today anyway) but it keeps crashing. Cannot right click any files or folders on my PC, just "not responding". I am getting so frustrated with Windows 10.
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  8. Posts : 4,765
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       02 Mar 2016 #8

    OK. Let's forget about what had been said or done.
    Let's start over.
    Please follow my instructions to the letter........................
    Use this Tech Bench link and download the Windows 10 iso file:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...brrWLRbagYCa0w

    scroll down to Select Edition > click the pointer at the right and select Windows 10 ( the 1st one on the list )> click Confirm.
    click the pointer and select Language > make sure you pick the same language the computer is now running > click Confirm
    select the bit version, 32 or 64-bit. Make sure you select the same bit version as the computer is now running.
    at the bottom, click the pointer next to Save > click Save As > navigate to a folder of your choice > click the chosen folder > click Save
    The iso will start downloading to your chosen folder.
    When download is done, go to that folder > open the folder > right click at the iso file > click Mount > click Setup.exe
    Installation will begin.
    It will allow you to keep you files, settings and apps.
    No product key is required.
    Activation will be automatic.
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  9. Posts : 9
    windows 10 64 bit x64-based processor
    Thread Starter
       02 Mar 2016 #9

    Hi

    Thank you for your help with this. I have downloaded the file (i didn't have options, it just downloaded into my downloads folder). I can right click it but do not have a "mount" option. I have opened it, it opens with Power2go and gives me the option to burn to disc. What do I do?
    Thanks
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  10. Posts : 4,765
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       02 Mar 2016 #10

    Right click at the ISO file > click Open .
    At or near the bottom of the list, is there an item called Setup, or Setup.exe ?
    If yes, click it > click Open.

    Does it start installing ?
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