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  1.    21 Apr 2017 #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squibbler View Post
    Thanks iDamn - if I end up doing that, I will bear that in mind. I really appreciate your sharing your experience.

    Okay simrick, I downloaded the x64 version as I have a 64 bit machine and saved it to a 4GB memory stick. (Roxio media wanted to open it but I cancelled that )
    The file is on the stick but I am doing something wrong as I cannot get it to boot from it. I have changed boot up orders before back in win 98 days but for some reason I am missing something this time.

    So I removed all other connected devices
    I interrupted boot up by pressing F2
    I went into boot device config and selected USB generic compact
    I selected this for first, second and third devices
    I saved and exited - and it still booted up to my hard disk.

    I tried using F12 and set that to the same and same issue.

    Any idea what I am doing wrong?
    I don't see your system specs filled in, so I can only guess - probably you have to change from UEFI to Legacy boot in the BIOS?
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  2.    21 Apr 2017 #22
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    Squibbler, you said internet is still working okay, so let's do this if you can't get booted to Kyhi's rescue media:

    Open your browser, download CrystalDiskInfo
    Download Center - Crystal Dew World
    Get the Standard Edition, installer (exe).

    Install it and run it. This will give you a quick check of the hard drive health.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    If it's not "blue" and Good", we've got drive issues to deal with.

    Then let's start the in-place repair install, using the latest Creator Update ISO.
    (Per post #4)

    If everything checks out and no problems are found:
    Boot back into your normal operating system.
    Download the latest MS ISO for the Creators Update, and save the ISO to your desktop.
    (Make sure you download the same as what is currently on the system.)
    Download Windows 10 ISO File - Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
    Once downloaded, right-click and select Mount. This will assign it a drive letter and you will be able to see the files inside the ISO.
    Double-click setup.exe to perform an in-place repair install.
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
    When downloading the ISO, select Windows 10 (Not "N" or "Single Language"); select proper bitness (64).
    Select download tool now, so you get an ISO. Run the tool; Save the ISO to your desktop.
    Once the ISO is downloaded, right-click and select MOUNT; a new File Explorer window will open showing you all the files inside the ISO. Double-click setup.exe and let it run.

    Now, if you have trouble doing it this way, because nothing is working on your system anymore, then you can try the "update now" button. It will basically do the same thing, and may even be easier for you.

    Either way, this will perform an in-place upgrade for you to the Creators Update. All the problems you are having should be fixed - that is assuming there is no malware on the system. All programs should remain; all data should be retained. Make sure if it gives you that option, to select it.
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  3.    21 Apr 2017 #23
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    Ok .. I just saved that to my desktop Standard edition installer (Exe) 3.8 MB and tried to run it and I get the error ShellExecuteEx failed; code 31. A device attached to the system is not functioning
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  4.    21 Apr 2017 #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squibbler View Post
    Ok .. I just saved that to my desktop Standard edition installer (Exe) 3.8 MB and tried to run it and I get the error ShellExecuteEx failed; code 31. A device attached to the system is not functioning
    UGH!
    And we can't even open Device Manager to see if there are any bangs on anything.

    Try the portable version. please.
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  5.    21 Apr 2017 #25
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    Portable one appears to be zipped?
    how do I unzip it?

    I tried extract and it says the compressed folder is invalid?
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  6.    21 Apr 2017 #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squibbler View Post
    Portable one appears to be zipped?
    how do I unzip it?
    Can you right-click it?
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  7.    21 Apr 2017 #27
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    I tried extract and it says the compressed folder is invalid?
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  8.    21 Apr 2017 #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squibbler View Post
    Ok .. I just saved that to my desktop Standard edition installer (Exe) 3.8 MB and tried to run it and I get the error ShellExecuteEx failed; code 31. A device attached to the system is not functioning
    Just researching that error:
    This error is reported by Microsoft Windows to ShadowProtect. This error happens when the system has reported a communication problem either while trying to read information from the drive being backed up, or while trying to write data to the drive the backup is being saved to. The problem can be caused both by faulty hardware as well as by file system issues.
    The solution is to run CHKDSK on the drive, which could be done if we could just get you booted into Kyhi's rescue media....
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  9.    21 Apr 2017 #29
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    I updated my spec in my profile if that helps
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  10.    21 Apr 2017 #30
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    Btw I checked the settings in the bios and I think it is already set to legacy if this is the right setting screen Click image for larger version. 

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