Windows 10: I changed name of svgost.exe now locked out of drive C: can't boot.

  1.    30 Jul 2016 #1

    I changed name of svgost.exe now locked out of drive C: can't boot.


    Recognizing all the recourses used by svgost I took ownership and changed it's name to zzzsvgost thinking I'll just use the cmd prompt to change it back if any problems arise. Well they arose alright - Won't boot and I'm locked out of drive c:\ from command-line, from Ubuntu, from recovery disk, from startup in safe mode options etc..

    c:\> dir

    volume in drive c: is reserved
    volume serial number is C845-EBF4

    directory of c:\
    recovery.txt
    1 file 0 bytes
    179,990 bytes free

    I have a recovery usb and a installation usb - but their options are identical at boot. Both boil down to clearing apps and files.The other options either don't work or don't exits as depicted in other similar problem responses.

    any solutions greatly appreciated-
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 5,151
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.483
       30 Jul 2016 #2

    Try creating Kyhi's rescue DVD or flash drive.

    See here: Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk from KYHI

    It allows you access to a non-working system - and provides a visual means to repair the system You would have to download the ISO and then burn it to USB or CD to create a bootable WinPE disk.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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