Lock-up on Boot after/during Windows Update (Win10 Insider Preview)

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    Lock-up on Boot after/during Windows Update (Win10 Insider Preview)

    Hello all,

    Real quick, I'm having an issue where I try to update from Build 15031.rs2_release.170204-1546 to the next rs2_release available via Windows Update. The update downloads, does the pre-install, boots me into the traditional blue screen of updating, finishes, then reboots me to get back into the OS. At this juncture, I am at a blue flag and white dot circle, which has stopped spinning (it spins for approx .75 seconds) and halts, machine stays in this state ad infinitum. I can reboot it, at which point it goes back to the same state. If i shut down, then power back up instead (cold boot), the machine reverts the upgrade and goes back to the previous build and everything is honkey dorey.

    Thing 1) I do not have a wireless USB mouse/dongle. Please don't recommend I remove it as one does not exist.
    Thing 2) I have removed two possible culprits (Creative SoundBlaster Z card, Asus Wireless-N card). No change.
    Thing 3) I have unplugged all video (except 1 Display Port), all USB connections, and the Ethernet cable. No change.
    Thing 4) I even went so far as to disconnect my NZXT water cooler USB connector from the motherboard header and reboot. No change.

    Most posts I see, it's a "Oh, your wireless usb mouse is causing issues" or, "the PC is having issues discovering USB devices during it's boot process, disconnect them". Well, I've done it, and it's still busted. This has happened with /every/ developer preview update since Win 10 was release. The first upgrade from Win 10 --> Win 10 Insider Preview works fine. Subsequent updates bring the machine into an unbootable state, at which point I reformat, reinstall Win 10 fresh, and stay away from Insider Preview for 2-3 months, then I stupidly opt-in and this happens.

    Any well thought out ideas, or requests for additional details will be carried out as soon as I am able. I also want to mention I do not have any overclocking going on.

    AMD FX 9370 4.42ghz
    ASUS Crosshair-V Formula-Z
    16GB of RipSaw 1666mhz ram
    64-bit Win 10 Insider Preview Build 15031.rs2_release.170204-1546
    2 Nvidia GTX 1070 (SLI)
    NZXT Watercooler (Not sure model #, it's the dual-fan radiator, larger model)
    1000 Watt PSU (Antec? Doubt it's relevant but will add)
    OS is booting from a Samsung EVO SSD, 256GB. Checked health through Samsung Magician, all tests come back OK.
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909

    I read through this and don't see anything I can help with except for what could be called a stupid question: Could it be your computer is too good for the IP versions? I pose that only because I have IP on a Dell 530 SFF computer and a Dell Optiplex 755 computer from back in Vista and Win7 days and working fine. I did have to use an Add-in Video card in both as the onboard graphics adapter had no drivers for Win10.
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  3. Posts : 3
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    Thread Starter

    Potential fix found her, on another thread.


    Will post back if this fixes the issue and mark resolved.
      My Computer

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