Windows 10 headaches

Submitted by m_sabal on Sun, 07/02/2017 - 19:53

After having a laptop get stuck in an endless Automatic Repair loop, I found this page to be of great help:
http://windowsreport.com/windows-10-automatic-repair-couldnt-repair-pc/

The following command line options in particular, may be of help.
Do these 3, then reboot:
bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd
bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootrec.exe /fixboot

If not, check the log file in C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt. Make sure you've switched to C: drive, as a duplicate RAMDisk Windows system is your default location.

If still no, try "bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled No"

For me, this finally revealed that a Windows Update file had a corrupted digital signature (error 0xc0000428), which was originally downloaded about two weeks before). I chose a new restore point from before that date (I had already tried a restore point, but at the time I didn't realize it was too recent), and the laptop came back to full use.

A couple other resources I uncovered in the process that may be of help in the future are these:
https://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/27180-windows-10-recovery-tools…
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_ins…
https://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/19968-system32-winload-e…