1.    09 May 2017 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Chicago, IL, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Windows Booting But Start Up Screen Won't Go Away


    I got a weird one.

    My Windows 10 Pro has been running great, but all the sudden today I get a problem.

    I turned on my PC, get the blue start up screen with the spinning dot. I hear the start up music, but no desktop. There is activity of the drive being read, machine is not dead or froze. If I click anywhere on the blue screen, it flickers and stays. I go ahead and type my password in and the screen flickers again, but no desktop. But I hear the usual beep of my apps that load at login, the drive light is flickering, but no desktop. All I see is the blue window with the spinning dots. The PC seems to be logged in and running, but I can't see the desktop.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks.
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  2.    09 May 2017 #2
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Chicago, IL, USA
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    Problem seems to be related to today's (9 May) update because I now have the same problem on my laptop after it updated.
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  3.    09 May 2017 #3
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,229
    Mac OS Sierra

    Yep, they made a couple of display items that deal with fonts.


    • Addressed issue where fonts appear differently based on whether an app uses Graphics Device Interface (GDI) or GDI Plus.


    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...date-kb4019472
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  4.    09 May 2017 #4
    Join Date : Sep 2014
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    Got the laptop back up using system restore via recovery disk. The PC is still borked, system restore keeps failing no matter what date I chose.
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  5.    09 May 2017 #5
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    Central IL
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    Mac OS Sierra

    Your only choice will to be blow away the install and reinstall windows. Make a copy of your drive image after you get everything on it and then defer the Major and Minor Windows updates so that it does not happen again.
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  6.    09 May 2017 #6
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    windows teeen

    really system restore worked for me with the same issue. obviously restore it to a point b4 the update.
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  7.    10 May 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbomb101 View Post
    really system restore worked for me with the same issue. obviously restore it to a point b4 the update.
    The OP already stated that their machine is beyond rolling back to another restore point. Doing so will just make matters worse.
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