Windows 10: Improper shutdown, want to reinstall but am not sure if I can?

  1.    23 Sep 2015 #1

    Improper shutdown, want to reinstall but am not sure if I can?


    While web browsing, my PC randomly started acting up. The fan was on full blast and Task Manager showed the 'Windows Modules Installer Worker' was using 30% CPU and using high amounts of memory. It wouldn't stop after 15 minutes, so i decided to restart my computer. It wouldn't restart though because of '\Microsoft\Windows\WDI\ResolutionHost', so instead of force restarting I cancelled the restart. I was shown the 'Getting Windows Started -- Don't turn off your computer' message, but nothing happened. So i shut down like it told me not to.

    Now I want to reinstall Windows 10 because I feel like I might have corrupted something, but because I upgraded I don't know if I can. I have an HP Recovery partition with Windows 7 on it, but I don't want to return to Windows 7. At the moment I am pissed, because I don't know what happened. I would like to avoid this problem in the future, but I don't know the cause
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  2. Posts : 3,033
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       23 Sep 2015 #2

    Sounds like was doing Windows update, usually this Windows modules installer worker does if running CPU up a bit, 30% not extreme unless 50% or more. Run an SFC and DISM commands first to see. Rather then refresh, to fix it, rather then try anything else like you said. Or in place repair upgrade, but do not know yet if anything is corrupt. 1 improper shutdown not going to do that, that fast.
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  3. Posts : 5,007
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       23 Sep 2015 #3

    If necessary, you can do a Clean Install of Windows 10, see here: Windows 10 - Clean Install
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  4.    25 Sep 2015 #4

    jds63 said: View Post
    Sounds like was doing Windows update, usually this Windows modules installer worker does if running CPU up a bit, 30% not extreme unless 50% or more. Run an SFC and DISM commands first to see. Rather then refresh, to fix it, rather then try anything else like you said. Or in place repair upgrade, but do not know yet if anything is corrupt. 1 improper shutdown not going to do that, that fast.
    I did check Windows Update but it was not running.. I only saw the last check for updates, did not show a progress bar or anything. It doesn't feel safe to leave the PC fan running at full speeds for too long.. especially for an update, if that actually was the case.

    Ztruker said: View Post
    If necessary, you can do a Clean Install of Windows 10, see here: Windows 10 - Clean Install
    Is the installation media option the only way to reinstall Windows 10 from here on out? It looks a bit more advanced than it should be for the everyday person. I would rather have it create a recovery partition like the one that came with my PC.
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