Windows 10: The handle is invalid

  1.    13 Feb 2018 #1

    The handle is invalid


    hey guys.
    I have never set a password for my Computer. And now it asks for a password. I Try once and it says The handle is invalid. I have windows 10 if that's relevant to the problem. I have tried Holding 'SHIFT and clicking restart' but it still doesn't work.
    Please help and thank you who ever does.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 7,002
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       14 Feb 2018 #2

    Hi karar Welcome to the TenForums @karar

    Not sure if you may have got this solved?

    When you said you held shift and click restart what didn't work. It was supposed to start Windows Advance Startup options, did you not get this screen?

    Do you have your data backed up?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    14 Feb 2018 #3

    Caledon Ken
    the windows advance start-up options appeared. However Idk if my data is backed up.
    What do u do after the windows start-up options appear.
    thank you
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 7,002
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       15 Feb 2018 #4

    Here is the tutorial on Advance Startup Options.

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10

    First thing to try is startup repair. Hopefully it will be that simple.

    Then you could try System Restore assuming Restore points are enabled. This takes you back in time. I would select a restore point just before Feb 13, 2018.

    Next you could Startup Settings and from there boot into Safe Mode. Once in Safe mode you would uninstall the updates applied Feb 13,14 ish. Click Start > Settings > Update and Security > View Installed Updates history. At top of page is uninstall.

    Not sure this route is going to work as safe mode is likely to challenge you for password.

    If you don't know if your data is backed up it isn't. This is a problem. Thankfully your disk is likely still in fine shape and you can copy it out if required. Lets see how the repair processes go.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Solved the handle is invalid HELP! in User Accounts and Family Safety
Hey guys, So i just started up my laptop and i tried logging in but it won't let me. I type in my password perfectly, but it keeps giving the handle is invalid message. What is this. So basicly i can't get into my computer. Can't pass the login...
Since updating (1) Windows to 10, (2) Parallels to 12 and (3) the MacOS to 10.12 (Sierra), logging into windows takes about 10 minutes. First the machine gives me a blue screen with the large word "Administrator" (the only user I have, i.e. me) and...
Invalid file handle. in General Support
I tried installing cygwin and messed up what I wanted installed. Now, when I try to delete C:\cygwin\usr\share\avogadro\crystals\zeolites\CON.cif I get an error that I have an invalid file handle and cannot delete it. I don't see anything special...
Hi there Windows Networking Grhh !!!!!! Build 1511 trying to access my music library --- Handle invalid --whatever that means. Was working PERFECTLY with rel 10240. Haven't touched the music server which is still working fine to Chromecast...
Solved the handle is invalid HELP! in General Support
Hey guys, So i just started up my laptop and i tried logging in but it won't let me. I type in my password perfectly, but it keeps giving the handle is invalid message. What is this. So basicly i can't get into my computer. Can't pass the login...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:12.
Find Us