Windows 10 Desktop Boot Problem Solved

  1.    #1

    Windows 10 Desktop Boot Problem


    In addition to my other computers, I have a home-built Windows 10 desktop.
    • Main board is EVGA nForce 790i Ultra SLI
    • CPU is Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9300
    • 4 Gigs RAM
    • Two physical drives installed
    • Operating system has been upgraded over and over, and two years ago it was up to Windows 10.
    • I also have what I assumed was an emergency startup DVD, "System Repair Cooler Master Win 10 64 Bit 9/3/15"


    I haven't used the computer in two years. Back then, I was upgrading through the newer and newer releases of Windows 10. When I got my Lenovo W530 laptop, that took over as my main computer. Then I had work done on my house, and the desktop was moved off to a corner for a while. I am trying to get it going again.

    When I start it, all seems normal, but then I get this:
    File. \windows\system32\winload.exe
    Status 0xc0000605
    Info A component of the operating system has expired

    When I boot from the DVD, I get into trouble shooting, with three choices:
    CONTINUE ....which brings me back to the Windows 10 startup which fails as noted above.

    SHUT OFF PC (useless), and

    TROUBLESHOOT

    RESET THIS PC (fails)

    ADVANCED OPTIONS

    SYSTEM RESTORE (fails, can't find a restore point)
    SYSTEM IMAGE RECOVERY (I don't have an image file for this)
    STARTUP REPAIR > Windows 10 > (see down below, sounded promising...)
    COMMAND PROMPT (works fine, but what to do????)
    GO BACK TO PREVIOUS BUILD (fails)


    STARTUP REPAIR eventually came up with:
    Startup Repair Couldn't Repair your PC. Press "Advanced Options" to try other options.....
    Logfile E:\Windows\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt
    "Advanced Options" (back to choices that don't work)

    The most promising hint is at the end of the SrtTrail.txt log file:

    "The Operating System Version is Incompatible with the Startup Repair"


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    I don't know enough to figure what to try next. I called Microsoft Tech Support, and they just tried all the above choices.

    I'm thinking I might change the date in the BIOS, so the expired file might work again?????

    Do I need to buy a new copy of Windows 10. ???
    I had Windows 7, and updated, updated, updated and so on as I went through many early versions of 10.... and the last one I used very likely did expire by now.

    I have a two year old copy of Windows 10 on a USB Memory Stick.
    I also have an ISO file (haven't made a DVD yet) of Windows 10 that I purchased last week for a different computer, but it is Windows 10 Home, not Pro.

    Any advice would be appreciated.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    #2

    Make an up to date Windows 10 installation USB flash drive:
    Download Windows 10

    If you do not have any data you need to save, you can just boot the computer from the flash drive and do a clean install:
    Clean Install Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    If you do have data files you want to copy first, then I suggest making a bootable USB flash drive of Kyhi's recovery tools and copy your data files to external storage:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    #3

    Yikes!!! On a whim, I set the date back to September 22, 2016.

    It worked!!!!! er, what should I do next?


    I logged in, and promptly got this message:

    This build of Windows will expire soon.
    Your build of Windows will expire on 10/1/2016. If it expires, your PC will restart every few hours. Go online for more information.

    The system date is 9/22, so I have 8 days or so to fix it - I think. I'd like to fix it tomorrow, while it's running.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    #4

    You are probably running an insider build. Maybe it will update to a more current insider build.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 26,439
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #5

    0xc0000605 - Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file. The signing certificate for this file has expired.

    Update the specs in the "My Computer" section:

    System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums | Windows 10 Tutorials
    In the left corner below in your post you find 'My System Specs'.
    After clicking it you can find a link a little below that says 'Update your System Spec', click on this link to get to the page where you can fill in your system specs.
    System Info - See Your System Specs - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Include PSU. cooler, case, peripherals and anything attached to the computer by wired or wireless (mouse, keyboard, headset, printer, xbox, USB wireless network card, etc.)


    Was reset this PC that failed attempted with save files or remove files or both?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    #6

    NavyLCDR -- yes, I was going through Windows Insider builds, and put this computer away when my condo was being renovated. I didn't expect that to take two years!

    'zbook' -- I started to put all that information on my info page, but I think it currently has the information on my Lenovo W530 laptop, which is my main Windows computer. Not sure what will happen to/with this desktop - once I get the photos off it (which I did last night). Most likely, I will leave it running, as despite the age, it's a good computer for me.

    I never tried to reset the PC removing files, as the whole point of what I was trying to do was to get back my files.

    ----------------------

    Thanks to you guys, I went back to the Windows Insider setup page, verified I am "me", and am all set up again. Good start, I think.

    Now, do I leave my desktop as-is, with the date set for two years ago, and try to connect to the Windows Insider update page? Should I set the date back to the correct setting, while I'm logged in, before doing this?

    Is there a forum here for Windows Insider questions?
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  7. Posts : 26,439
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #7

    The "My Computer" section should have options for multiple computers.

    This is the link to the Ten Forums insider forum:
    Windows Insider - Windows 10 Forums
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    #8

    zbook - thanks!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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