Windows 10: Windows 10 update 1803 loses Startup on Dell Inspiron Laptop

  1.    03 May 2018 #1

    Windows 10 update 1803 loses Startup on Dell Inspiron Laptop

    At the end of the update process during restart Windows 10 is dark desktop where all shortcut icons are not working with an “object is unavailable” error message.
    At this point none of the shortcuts or Windows icons are functional. Startup does nothing, the taskbar is locked and can’t be unlocked. I can do Alt-Ctrl-Del for the Switch user menu and from there start task manager but there are no processes running in task manager.

    Actions taken:
    Bootup on system repair disk and run System Repairs, System Restore, Return to known good system but the result for all is “Windows ran into a problem and can’t fix your PC” message.
    Selected command prompt and ran chkdsk /r .... no problems found.
    Selected command prompt and ran sfc /scannow .... no corrupt of missing files found.
    Decided to post this problem before I try the System Image Restore option which will remove all my data files and applications on the system drive. Are there any other suggestions as to how to restore the Windows 10 system?
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       03 May 2018 #2

    For sure try to get your data with Kyhi's boot disk.

    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk

    I would also suggest you look into a product like Macrium Reflect to take Images. Then if something like this happens it is a restore.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect

    Saves a lot of time and grief. It is free, reliable and member recommended.

    Going forward you may also want to split your data to a separate partition. We have tutorial to move data so Windows just uses standard libraries. Then at least your data is out of harms way.

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  3.    07 May 2018 #3

    Thanks Ken, those are useful suggestions. The Problem has been resolved. Using the Shift key and restart, I was able to get to the advanced boot page and select Reset System and save data files and the reset went successfully(it was slow). During this process the 1803 update was completed. The one remaining issue was I lost all my network settings and had to start over in making a network connection and getting the WiFi enabled. So far, everything seems to be working OK(why did MS remove home group?)
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  4. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       07 May 2018 #4


    Not sure on Homegroups, times change, maybe they are pushing Onedrive which allows you to share over the entire Internet not just your own Lan.
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