Windows 10: Cannot re-install Windows 10 - even after following troubleshooter

Discus and support Cannot re-install Windows 10 - even after following troubleshooter in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; My laptop has been running slowly for a while - McAfee and Malware Bytes do not turn up anything, so I have decided to re-install Windows to see if... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Jetstream Rider, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. Cannot re-install Windows 10 - even after following troubleshooter


    My laptop has been running slowly for a while - McAfee and Malware Bytes do not turn up anything, so I have decided to re-install Windows to see if that helps, as it has been through a lot of update cycles.


    I followed this:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4000735/windows-10-reinstall


    By making installation media on a USB key and it failed with the error code:


    0xC1900101 - 0xC40021 The installation failed in the SECOND_BOOT phase with an error during SYSPREP_RESPECIALIZE operation


    I was trying to re-install windows, but keep all my apps and data.


    I then followed this and tried all the steps one by one, and re-installing each time.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/10587/windows-10-get-help-with-upgrade-installation-errors


    Every time it failed with the same error, until the last step where after checking the Windows image and trying the re-install again, I got his error:

    0xC1900101 - 0xC4000D The installation failed in the SECOND_BOOT phase with an error during MIGRATE_DATA operation


    Any ideas where to go from here? Will a re-install where I lose all my apps and data still fail at the same hurdle? If I do a complete re-install so that I need to re-install all my software etc, will it give me any advantage?


    My concern is that I have some sort of malware that is slowing my machine down, and is resisting the attempts to re-install Windows. Surely a clean install would get rid of anything like that? Obvisously I've checked all my drivers and updates etc as part of the troubleshooting listed above.


    Many thanks for any advice.

    :)
     
    Jetstream Rider, Jun 17, 2020
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    The tutorials provided are just a list of troubleshooting steps. Use only the steps which apply to you.

    Since none of the troubleshooting steps here worked, I'd suggest you do a Clean install.

    John
     
    AmericanPharaoh, Jun 17, 2020
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    Cannot re-install Windows 10 - even after following troubleshooter

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Jun 17, 2020
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