Windows 10: Occasional failure to boot up first time

Discus and support Occasional failure to boot up first time in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; Hi, I am running Windows 10 20H2 (OS Build 19042.928). About once every six times I press the start button on my PC it lights, the keyboard lights... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by dave12cd, May 4, 2021.

  1. dave12cd Win User

    Occasional failure to boot up first time


    Hi, I am running Windows 10 20H2 (OS Build 19042.928). About once every six times I press the start button on my PC it lights, the keyboard lights flash twice, then it just dies. Sometimes I have to press Start button two or three buttons before it starts, then it seems fine. Someone before suggested I replace the motherboard battery, which I have done, but still get the same issue. Any clues? Thanks, David

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    dave12cd, May 4, 2021
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  2. AndreasJR Win User

    Failures to boot, error 0x80070003

    These problems began after my computer fell off my desk, so it is likely a hardware issue, however I would like to determine if this is indeed the case, and if so which components need to be replaced.

    I've recently been having problems with my PC failing to boot. It freezes on the Windows 10 logo upon start up, before crashing to a black screen. Occasionally, windows will successfully enter system recovery, but fails to repair the problem. Attempting
    system restore from restore point results in an "unspecified error, 0x80070003". I will occasionally (perhaps 1 in 20 times) be able to load fully into Windows with no issues- once logged in typically I experience no problems. It seems random when this happens
    and I am unable to reproduce it regularly.

    Steps already taken:

    1. Windows system restore, failed with error 0x80070003
    2. Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool ran, no corruptions found
    3. System File Checker tool, no integrity violations found

    Any advice or suggestions is much appreciated, thank you.

    UPDATE:

    I checked the log file created by windows automatic repair upon failure with error 0x80070003: C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\Srt\SrtTrace

    This file showed a number of successful tests, up to this:

    Code:
    Test Performed: ---------------------------Name: System boot log diagnosisResult: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0Time taken = 0 msRoot cause found: ---------------------------Boot critical file e:\boot\resources\custom\bootres.dll is corrupt.Repair action: File repairResult: Failed. Error code =  0x2Time taken = 1500 ms---------------------------
    This seems likely to be the root cause. How should I go about repairing this file?
     
    AndreasJR, May 4, 2021
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  3. query about speed of boot time

    Hello,

    Please be informed that, if there are many startup items on the desktop, it will take time to boot up to the desktop screen. It is the ideal time to boot up.

    Also, suggest you to run the system maintenance troubleshooter.

    Its a built-in troubleshooter to check and fix issues with system.

    Refer these steps:

    1. Press Windows key +X, select
    Control panel.


    2 . Change the view by option on the top right to Large icons.

    3. Click on troubleshooting and click on the
    view all option on the left panel.

    4. Run the System Maintenance troubleshooter.

    Do let us know the status of your concern. We will be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Pratiksha Devadiga, May 4, 2021
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  4. Kenshai Win User

    Occasional failure to boot up first time

    Confusing Disk Boot Failure

    Well, Brand new Harddrive the western digital se16 caviar 640. Had a clean install, and while installing drivers and programs after a couple restarts I am receiving disk boot failure. Not the first restart or the second. Each time that it has given me the failure was after installing updates. I've system restored to before installing the updates and it works fine. It's a large list of around 38 or so updates. Granted may be a fluke but anyone heard of this?



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    Kenshai, May 4, 2021
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