Windows 10: Windows 10 March updated messed up my installation.
When other user account in the same computer has no issue except yours, that means your own user account is corrupted.
Create another user account with the same privileges as yours > logon to it > and see if everything is working fine.
If so, that confirms the corruption.
Go back to your corrupt account > backup what you want to keep > then delete the corrupt account. This account is no use to you.
Okay, I will give that a shot. The Drive I have the OS installed in is 500GB, but you do have a point, the dots were spinning all the time, I just assume it was taking an excessive amount of time.
Would you still recommend an in place upgrade instead of allowing it to check?
Thank you, could you help me with information on what sort of information must be backed up in a User Account or would be lost if I were to delete it?
Sorry, I was not careful in what I wrote.
I was referring to personal files that you want to keep. ie. pictures, documents, videos etc etc.
You will have to reinstall your 3rd party programs. That's a price to pay, unfortunately.
I recommend you check first before repair install. But also do another user account as well
Ah okay. I was going through the in place upgrade through Get Windows 10 as it was much simpler than creating a bootable drive.
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Yes a lot more simple
................. I was still prompted to check my disk for errors.................
That's asking you to do a disk check. Do so as suggested by Imaneke.
Right click at Start button > select Command Prompt (Admin) > in the flashing prompt, copy/paste this.............
A messge will say (paraphrasing) that it cannot be done now but would you like to do it on restart > type Y as in yes > exit command prompt > restart computer.
Disk check will begin on restart. It will take some time to run. It will give you a report at the end and then take you back to your desktop.
................. not happening in my girlfriends profile in the same computer...............
That suggests you have a corrupt profile (account).
Create a new user account as I suggested earlier in this thread.
If the above 2 fail to fix the problem, then do an upgrade install also known as repair install.
Use this Tech Bench link and download the Windows 10 iso file:
scroll down to Select Edition > click the pointer at the right and select Windows 10 > 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 it 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.
Last edited by davidhk; 03 Mar 2016 at 19:39.
Thanks. I m running the chkdsk on startup but this time it got stuck on 12% instead of 42% but the circle is still spinning. One huge difference i noticed is that my hard drive stopped being at 100% usage and went down to normal levels. I noticed that when i was looking for files to backup.
I will leave it overnight to see if the scan and repair does its thing and update you if there is an change or if I perform the upgrade install.
EDIT: If I perform the upgrade install, would I still need to delete the user profile, or would that only be necessary if the upgrade install does not work?
Okay, I left it running overnight and woke up to a message stating Windows could not start properly last time and I had to restart. I selected the option to restart and got a message stating disc scan/repair had been completed.
I managed to boot into Windows just fine, but the only issue I am facing now is the problem with the task bar as mentioned before, and random spikes from my HDD being locked at 100% for a couple of minutes before leveling to normal usage.
Now, I believe it would just be better to do an in place upgrade, but I do have the last question because it seems the issue is directly related to the profile being damaged, will the profile be fixed with the in place upgrade or will I have to ultimately delete the profile even if I do the in place upgrade?
this process took 10 hours for the first cycle (1st March)
then another hour or so today (2nd March)
how do I check where my update is at?
How will I know its finished?
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Source: March 2015 Updates - Microsoft Security Response Center - Site Home - TechNet Blogs