"We couldn't update the system reserved partition" failure build 1903 Solved

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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #21

    Removing languages was the initial method used.
    The web page was updated and now removes fonts.
    Removing fonts has always exceeded the deficiency reported in the Panther logs.
    However you should post the logs to see the deficiency.

    Again NavyLCDR has a method that may be easier for you.
    I'll plan to watch to see the method that he has planned.
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  2.    #22

    zbook said: View Post
    Removing languages was the initial method used.
    The web page was updated and now removes fonts.
    Removing fonts has always exceeded the deficiency reported in the Panther logs.
    However you should post the logs to see the deficiency.

    Again NavyLCDR has a method that may be easier for you.
    I'll plan to watch to see the method that he has planned.
    The method was in Post #12
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  3.    #23

    If you're really stuck, you could try this: (outline only)
    It should provide a solution in a defined time rather than trying to fix things.

    a. Create a disk image of just your Windows partition
    b. Clean install Windows (deleting all existing Windows partitions of course).
    c. Check that boots
    d. Restore the disk image of your Windows partition
    e. Try to boot. Automatic repair will kick in and if you're lucky, the system will boot.
    f. If not, run Startup repair by booting from a Win 10 install disk, via 'Repair your computer'.
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  4.    #24

    dalchina said: View Post
    If you're really stuck, you could try this: (outline only)
    It should provide a solution in a defined time rather than trying to fix things.

    a. Create a disk image of just your Windows partition
    b. Clean install Windows (deleting all existing Windows partitions of course).
    c. Check that boots
    d. Restore the disk image of your Windows partition
    e. Try to boot. Automatic repair will kick in and if you're lucky, the system will boot.
    f. If not, run Startup repair by booting from a Win 10 install disk, via 'Repair your computer'.
    It's a whole lot faster to just recreate the system partition from scratch. The system partition can be imaged and restored if the user can't recreate the system partition from scratch for some reason. Knowing the procedure, I can delete and recreate a system partition in less than 2 minutes.
    Last edited by NavyLCDR; 2 Weeks Ago at 23:09.
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  5.    #25

    Granted- just seems time is going on.. and agreed, it's this approach;
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    windows 10 64-bit "home"
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       #26

    Hi everybody.
    As explained in my previous long thread, I deleted the fonts in EFI partition 1, but this did not seem to help: update to 1903 still failed for the same reason.
    But now I ecountered a huge problem.
    As I was working with my computer, Windows attempted another 1903 update on its own. It failed again of course.
    To stop these unwanted attempts, I used an old documented method, that is to set my internet system to "metered". This is said to prevent windows from updating for some time.
    Now, this may or may not be the reason for what happened next.
    I left my computer to have a bite, but when I returned, I was confronted with a BSOD and error 0xc00000609 (which I couldn't find documented)
    I restarted the computer, Rollback that I have installed came up, checked the disk, the boot continued but as it came to the lock screen, BSOD again, this time with error 0xc000000f.
    Restart, tried a previous snapshot of Rollback, same scenario ... for all 7 previous Rollback snapshots.
    I decided to uninstall Rollback. This took quite a long time, and when I rebooted this time, up came the lock screen, I could type my password, normal computer activity ensued, I thought I was out of the woods, the lock screen disappeared and... a perfectly black screen came up (with only the mouse pointer). And that stayed and stayed, and after some more computer activity and aero circle, everything went silent.
    No anount of waiting time brought any change.
    But no more BSOD either.
    After several restarts with the same outcome, I decided to start up the machine with a USB startup so as to do a repair as documented by Microsoft (as in:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...f-2f0ec14b0e6c )
    But then, new snag:
    The stick did its job, but when hitting F8 to access Safe Mode with a prompt, the safe mode command screen came up, immediately followed by Windows wanting to do a reinstall!
    In fact: every other choice after F8 resulted in the same.
    Worse: I could not even do a reinstall while keeping all my elements, I could only do a clean reinstall from that USB stick. A reinstall wih all elements could only be done from an iso on the computer itself, which was obviously impossible.
    And I do need several files on C:
    So a clean reinstall would be catastrophic.
    So, best helpers, I am stuck.
    I'm sure that if I do the Microsoft repair procedure I might get out of that wood. But is there a way to get a C: prompt in another way ?
    You might say: do it directly via F8 without the USB stick. But that proves impossible too: hitting F8 only brings up a bios screen asking via which disk or medium I want to start up
    So, if someone can indicate a way to generate such a C: prompt directly perhaps via a special USB (I can perhaps use my laptop to do that), I will be most grateful
    Having to reinstall my whole computer is a daunting prospect
    Thanks.
    Haku

    - - - Updated - - -

    Hi again.

    In haste: Could the following 10 Forum url be of help for my problem explained in previous message: generating a C: prompt on my unresponsive machine?
    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10

    It only alludes to Windows 7. But I guess nothing has changed much on that level...

    If you know of other tutorials, please feel free. Thanks.

    haku

    PS - Still extremely busy until end September but trying to solve this thing in between, coz have to work now on, my laptop...
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  7.    #27

    See if you can get into the computer in safe mode without the Windows 10 installation USB flash drive inserted. If you can get to the password entry screen, then do step 4 of Option 2 here:
    Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10



    Then to get into safe mode, Option 1 here:
    Boot into Safe Mode on Windows 10

    If you can get into safe mode without the Windows 10 installation USB flash drive inserted, then I would suggest you copy the files you need onto another USB flash drive, because at this point, it is looking more and more like you are going to need to do a clean install.

    A future hint: if it is "catastrophic" to lose what is on your computer, then you might want to consider doing image backups with a reliable program such as Macrium Reflect Free.
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    windows 10 64-bit "home"
    Thread Starter
       #28

    Problem: can't get into safe mode at all. As said F8 does not react!
    But I'll try one if the suggestions anyway. The HD seems to be in working order (hence response until after the password and enter).
    The catastrophe is not about files.They have all been recuperated via the cloud. It's just installing all my programs all over again, and fine tuning the machine.
    But I guess that will be needed - the third time after each major Windows update.
    And I'm not the only one confronted with this.
    Best,
    Haku
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  9.    #29

    F8 is redundant /deprecated in Win 10.
    Assuming you have all your program licenses, favourites, personal files, emails (if you use an email client) backed up, seems a clean install is the way ahead.

    Then, as early as you can, create a base disk image with Macrium Reflect to external storage (e.g. a large enough drive).
    Then keep a simple text record of changes, and at suitable intervals, create a differential image (if using the free edition), noting that in your record. Continue with that routine.

    Start with a new base image after a Windows upgrade.

    Then you have both a full backup (of partitions imaged) and can restore to a previous good state quickly and without technical help- even if your disk has to be replaced.

    So, if someone can indicate a way to generate such a C: prompt directly
    - boot from win 10 installation medium, navigate via 'Repair your computer'.
    Open Command Prompt at Boot in Windows 10
    Option 1

    Searchable list of tutorials:
    Windows 10 Tutorial Index

    Better- use a live boot disk and a familiar Win 10 environment. E.g. Kyhi's boot disk- tenforums. Top of the Software & Apps section.
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  10.    #30

    haku said: View Post
    Problem: can't get into safe mode at all. As said F8 does not react!
    But I'll try one if the suggestions anyway.
    Please go back and read my post. It didn't say anything about F8 key to get into safe mode.
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