1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I owe my living to Microsoft but they've really let me down this time. Here's what happened:
    1. The home computer was upgraded from Windows 10 from Windows 7
    2. When this was complete, logging in gave the "Critical Error: Cortana and Start Menu cannot start..."
    3. After some sleuthing, tried to reboot the computer into safe mode using msconfig > Safe Boot > Minimal
    4. Computer restarted, but now I'm locked out! When I get to the login screen, it prompts for my Msft account password and when I enter it I get "Parameter Incorrect"
    5. Because I got myself into this using Safe Mode w/o networking, the OS will not allow me to connect to the internet from the log in screen.
    6. Now I'm totally hosed. I can't log in, I can't get to safe mode. Ugh.
    7. I'm writing from another laptop I have, but it doesn't have a DVD burner that I could create a recovery disk on removable media, etc.
    09-19-2015 01:52 PM
  2. Rose640's Avatar
    What about safe mode with internet, or was it calles command prompt, can't remember right now.
    And one more thing, why don't you reboot from USB Stick.
    09-19-2015 02:39 PM

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