1. WPCentral Question's Avatar
    I had an awesome HP desktop I bought 4yrs ago running Windows 7 64-bit. It was really fast, had 700GB free on the hard disk, I kept it free of bloatware etc.

    I was excited about upgrading to Windows 10 and got it ASAP. Well... It *looked* like it upgraded perfectly, keeping all my desktop settings. But when I cliked the Start menu and taskbar they didn't work. Now, apparently this is a known bug and I tried this fix: [link for The Windows Club which the forums will not let me post because it's considered spam] which recommended running this command from Powershell:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

    I did that. I didn't get any error messages but it didn't fix the problem. That's when the fun begins. I figured I'll restart it and maybe that will help. Well, the computer sat on the pink restart screen for about 30 minutes. By then I figured it was stuck in an endless loop and there was no point in waiting so I manually cut the power. When I turned it back on, Windows would not start. Kept trying to "repair" itself and automatically restarting until it brought me to a menu that basically offered me to reset my whole computer. WHAT?!

    After 2 hours on phone with Microsoft Support the diagnosis was: I can either wipe all my files and reset everything, or bring it to a Microsoft store where he is "confident" they can fix it. Uh oh.

    I went out and bought a 2TB external HD and am currently backing up an image of my hard drive, booting from a Linux Live USB session -- just in case they mess something up at the Windows store.

    Yes, they say they'll fix it for free, but this is taking 2 days out of my life! And I usually work from home on that computer!

    Why on Earth would this have happened? Anyone have an idea?
    08-11-2015 11:05 AM
  2. rhapdog's Avatar
    9 times out of 10 this is due to either installed Anti-Virus software, Firewall, or drivers that aren't 100% compatible on your system before the upgrade. There are other issues as well that could cause it.

    Visit the thread, How to get started with Windows 10 as it has links to articles that will give you all the common errors, reasons, and fixes.
    08-11-2015 12:22 PM

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