Windows 10: Common Faults / Fixes List
My computer came up with the black screen no curser. I tried the suggestions above and actually got to the blue options menu once, I tried a "clean install" and I got a "can not " from the program. I restarted the computer and now I can't get anything, it just keeps looping through the startup. I get as far as the Dell logo and that's it. It shuts down and does it again. I'm quickly loosing my mind!! Please help
At this point, I think you'll need to reinstall the original OS and start over. If you have important files you need to get off the disk first, you'll need backup media and a bootable utility or a Kubuntu Live CD or something. Remember, do not perform a clean install of Windows 10 without successfully completing the upgrade first, otherwise Windows 10 won't activate.
Anyone getting this error message after clicking on "Fix Me" and is DUAL BOOTING and used Easybcd should check out this link:
As of this weekend I joined the Insider Program and have the newest preview build (10532). Just tested the permissions. Whereas logging in with a MS account, rather than strictly local (required for part of the Insider program) I had permission issues on Pictures and Videos. However, this time after I changed the "Home User" permissions to Full Control, the permission level has remained stable after a full reboot; something that was not happening on the prior build. Perhaps this is a fix that was applied (it appears MS will not tell us the fixes each patch or build version covers).
HP Fingerprint Scanner - Windows "Hello"
I had an issue where my ProBook 6470b would work on a local account with the Win7 fingerprint HP software, but when logging in with a Microsoft account, the fingerprint was not an option, and in Settings, "Hello" was not available (even with setting a required PIN). HP has no updated driver, but it seems the Lenovo fingerprint driver, which may be the same as the universal Synaptics driver, solves the issue. Removing the HP driver, and installing the Lenovo, then performing a reboot, "Hello" became an option in Settings, and I was able to register a fingerprint. The camera does not support facial recognition, so is not offered, but I hadn't wanted that anyway.
Now a log in with fingerprint is possible.
Works At Last- Black Screen of Death is history.
Windows Sniper said:
After two days of Hell, reading every cure for the "BSOD" I finally got lucky. I went back to the basics.
I have a 2011 Dell N5110 Inspiron. A month ago I called Costco to find out how to update to W 10 because I received the message- not supported. Flashed the Bios to A11, Nothing. They said it might take a couple of days to update. 4 weeks later I get the flag and I'm ready to go. So I jump in an install W 10. It comes up and I am thinking no problem...2 minutes later I get the BSOD + cursor. So on line I go to find and to try every remedy. From Windows Key P to HYKEY registry and a lot more. Including updating drivers from Device Manager-big waste, Windows never updates them. Nothing.
Keep in mind this is my wife's work VPN computer, and she lives on it. She is NOT HAPPY!
So now for back to basics: I when to Dell website and methodically downloaded and installed these updates:
It started working when the Audio update installed.
Optimize your system with drivers and updates.
Find it Myself
Application (2 files)
Audio (2 files)
Chipset (4 files)
CPU (1 file)
Drivers for OS Deployment (1 file)
System Utilities (1 file)
Video (6 files)
Hope this will help someone.
I solved a "Something happened" error at the point where Windows is about to restart for the first time. The following link may help if you have this error Solution for Failed Windows 10 Update Installation Error 0x80004005
I have been trying to install windows 10 over a win 7 build without success for over a week now and after 7 downloads /tries I have found there is a file missing from the build it's the EI.CFG file that should be uin the sources directory without it windows errors with the "Windows can't find the Micrpsoft Software Licensing Terms" and Stops You can create the file in a text editor first line [channel] next line oem or retail depending on what you have/want close and save as EI.CFG insert and build with NO problems.
When I rang to tell them about this problem I got someone who didn't seem interested, and tried talking me round in circles. Indian call centers are good at this. anyway I hope this helps some people
Clean Install windows 10
Hello, firstly thanks for anyone who cares to take their time answering my problem
My problem is that i have upgraded from windows 8 to windows 10 previously and obtained a product id for the windows 10. If i were going to make a clean install of the windows 10, can i use the same product id or i will get a new product id?
Zaki - best to start a new thread of your own instead of tagging on to a general information thread.
To answer your question, just clean install Windows 10.
Do not enter a product ID key during installation - just select "I don't have a product key" or "skip" or "next", if there appears an enter product key screen.
Your machine is already digitally entitled, and will automatically activate.
Here's Brinks excellent tutorial:
Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums
New Speccy out... Speccy - Standard
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