Windows 10: Windows update seemingly wiped everything off of hard drive.

Discus and support Windows update seemingly wiped everything off of hard drive. in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; My brother has an Acer Swift 1, running Windows 10. He recently installed a windows update, and upon reboot, found a black screen. An empty desktop,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by stewartmcleod1, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. Windows update seemingly wiped everything off of hard drive.


    My brother has an Acer Swift 1, running Windows 10. He recently installed a windows update, and upon reboot, found a black screen. An empty desktop, with only the Windows search bar in the bottom left. Clicking it does nothing, I've even attempted opening the file explorer with WIN+E, and received the error: "An attempt was made to reference a token that does not exist".


    Any command entered on the keyboard results in this message. Help?

    :)
     
    stewartmcleod1, Nov 28, 2018
    #1
Thema:

Windows update seemingly wiped everything off of hard drive.

Loading...
  1. Windows update seemingly wiped everything off of hard drive. - Similar Threads - update seemingly wiped

  2. Everything is wiped off of my laptop

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Everything is wiped off of my laptop: A bad update happened according to the person who looked at my laptop. Nothing works there is a single icon and if you click on it, it is described as not their. It will not connect to internet as it says nothing is nearby (there is). I can not search and windows taskbar...
  3. Windows 10 Update Wiped Hard Drive

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Windows 10 Update Wiped Hard Drive: When I saw a forced Windows update, I assumed it was a minor security update and not the one that it pretty obviously was. My bad, I assumed that Windows update would actually automatically check before it processed with installing anything given the sheer number of issues...
  4. wipe hard drive

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    wipe hard drive: I wipe a hard drive with DOD wipe I am trying to reimage drive with window 10 I am getting error do you know if the wipe is affecting the imaging process? https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update/wipe-hard-drive/2bd86868-d974-4260-b360-637d0cb5e3d2
  5. Wiped Hard Drive Won’t Install Windows

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Wiped Hard Drive Won’t Install Windows: I have a computer where the power went out while it was rebooting. I couldn’t fix it for months, so I used my Windows USB drive to try and redownload Windows and cleared all the partitions, so my computer should be completely blank. Except every time I try to reinstall...
  6. Wiping External Hard Drive Questions

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Wiping External Hard Drive Questions: I have a laptop that i do everything on mostly. I have a usb drive that i back up information on and also a 1tb external hard drive as well. However, the thing is a while back i had an issue with an old laptop that did not work anymore and went to a repair shop and they were...
  7. How to wipe a hard drive clean?

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    How to wipe a hard drive clean?: Hey there mates. I'm currently in the process of building a new computer and am aiming to nuke my old hard drive due to the fact that I'll be using it as a sort of secondary drive for the bulk of items, but I'll be using a new SSD as the drive that contains the OS. On top...
  8. External Hard drive off and on

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    External Hard drive off and on: Hope this is in the right place. In the past few days my external hard drive makes the sound (windows notification) like when I unplug it from my desktop. Then about 5 seconds later I get another sound and notification asking me how I would like to view content for G: (my...
  9. Fresh Win10 install onto a wiped wiped hard drive

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Fresh Win10 install onto a wiped wiped hard drive: My friend has an AIO desktop computer that came with Win 8 and updated to 8.1 and finally Windows 10. She had many problems with Windows 10 and her daughter wiped the hard drive clean and the computer has been sitting there doing nothing since Dec 2016 I suspect she can...
  10. Will a clean install securely wipe the entire hard drive?

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Will a clean install securely wipe the entire hard drive?: If I want to completely and securely wipe my hard drive so that there is nothing recoverable left, will a clean win 10 install with formatting do this? Or do I need to first use killdisk or something similar to wipe the drive, then install windows? if I use a tool like...