Windows 10: Laptop Destroyed by Windows 10 Update

Discus and support Laptop Destroyed by Windows 10 Update in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Apparently my laptop updated while I left it unattended, and now I get error message no matter what I try. It says my computer needs to be... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by bjs770, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. bjs770 Win User

    Laptop Destroyed by Windows 10 Update


    Apparently my laptop updated while I left it unattended, and now I get error message no matter what I try. It says my computer needs to be repaired---missing file : Windows\system32\winload.efi. Error OXC0000225.

    Now, here's the fun part: I cannot bypass this error no matter what. I have watched countless videos and instructions on reloading, correcting, rebooting, etc...no matter what I do, it goes back to this screen. Yes, I have been through all the steps---first tried auto repair, then reboot in safe mode, then reboot with commands, even tried one method with command prompts. No matter what, it returns to that same screen.

    And here's another weird part---at this point, I'm not even sure what OS i am running. I feel like it's "between" Windows 8 and Windows 10 and can't go forward or backward. In the bios, it says Windows 8, but I believe it's trying to move onto Windows 10. I called Microsoft and they said my laptop won't support Windows 10, and suggested calling HP to obtain the correct drivers. I called HP and they said for 60.00 they would correct everything. I told them I just wanted the drivers, period. I can figure out the rest without tech support. They dropped the price to 50.00 but that just burns me up. I never asked for this update in the first place. The HP guy kept saying the update was optional and I shouldn't have allowed it, but it updated automatically while I left the laptop unattended. In my book, that's not "optional," but forced.

    This happened once before and they took remote control of my system and fixed everything. For free. As it should be. In my book, they should fix it if they caused it. Yes, I know NOW that I can disable automatic driver updates, but how was I supposed to know my laptop didn't have the correct drivers in the first place. Nobody tells you this when you start the download...and I never even agreed to the download anyway.

    I feel like if I could just open it in safe mode, I could do a system restore to a previous date. But all paths lead to that same blue screen with the error message. To make things even tougher, the laptop does not have a CD drive, and it didn't come with an OS disc. That would have been the easy route.

    HELP. Signed-----"Completely Over Microsoft"

    :)
     
    bjs770, Aug 2, 2018
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  2. Scrizz Win User

    Windows 10

    no, you can't go back..
    I suggest creating a backup image of your os drive
     
    Scrizz, Aug 2, 2018
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  3. nkomp18 Win User
    Windows 10 Installation completely destroyed my laptop

    Hi there,

    Maybe you didn't read? I had followed DELLs steps and the installation was successful.

    Windows 10 destroyed my laptop randomly the next day, for no reason. It was working fine for a while. No driver issues or anything like that.

    The most frustrating this is that the only solution now is to find Windows 8, install, run all available updates and then install Windows 10. Something which will take many many hours and after it is done might, again, destroy my laptop again for no reason.
     
    nkomp18, Aug 2, 2018
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Laptop Destroyed by Windows 10 Update

    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, Aug 2, 2018
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