Windows 10: INTERMITTENT Failure to Boot Except in Safe Mode

Discus and support INTERMITTENT Failure to Boot Except in Safe Mode in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; Hello all, I have Windows 10 on a Dell XPS 11 that came with Windows 8. I took advantage of the free Windows 10 offer when it came out. My... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by DnLB, Aug 4, 2019.

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    INTERMITTENT Failure to Boot Except in Safe Mode


    Hello all,


    I have Windows 10 on a Dell XPS 11 that came with Windows 8.

    I took advantage of the free Windows 10 offer when it came out.


    My computer failed to boot last week--the UEFI firmware successfully handed control over to the Windows bootloader; I saw the windows logo, the polite request to wait a moment...then nothing. Just a black screen. I turned it off and on again, several times, with no change.

    I booted into Recovery Mode and attempted Startup Repair; it said it was unable to repair it.

    I was able to boot into Safe Mode, and was unable to find any problem. I tried to reboot normally, and it failed. (Black screen again.)

    I looked at different recovery/restore options, including returning to the previous version of Windows, but it said it was unable to do that, too.

    Then I rebooted...and Windows started normally. It worked fine from then on.


    Same thing happened this morning. Dead computer, fails to boot with a blank, black screen. No recovery. (I don't have restore points, btw.) No restore. Safe Mode works. Unable to regress to the prior version of Windows.

    Ran firmware's built-in diagnostics. No problems found.


    ...And then it booted successfully again with no explanation why it failed, nor why it now succeeds.

    When it booted, it automatically opened up this web page. (It didn't do that last week.)

    My best guess is that some update broke it, and something the machine does--when it checks to try to revert to a prior version of Windows--fixes it. But that's a complete shot in the dark.


    So, ...help? How can I prevent this in the future? How can I ensure that it is fixed permanently?

    :)
     
    DnLB, Aug 4, 2019
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