Windows 10: Windows update wiped system

Discus and support Windows update wiped system in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I'm currently working on someone's computer and it looks like there was a Windows update that went wrong. When the computer was turned on it started... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Matt PCR, Feb 23, 2021 at 12:37 PM.

  1. Matt PCR Win User

    Windows update wiped system


    I'm currently working on someone's computer and it looks like there was a Windows update that went wrong.


    When the computer was turned on it started the automatic repair which didn't succeed then came to the recovery page. I tried to run a system restore, but no restore points were found.


    I took out the hard drive and plugged it into another computer hoping to at least retrieve their files so they could continue working on another computer. However, there is no user folder. The Windows folder is empty asides from a couple of log files. There is also no Windows.old folder.


    They were running Windows 10. I have the hard drive plugged into a Windows 7 machine at the moment.


    Any assistance on getting this system back up and running would be appreciated. Ideally I would like to get it back to how it was originally, since they don't have any back ups stupid I know, and it's a tough lesson for to learn if it requires resetting to factory default, if that's even possible. Thanks in advance for any suggestions! + Let me know if there's any other information I need to provide, or logs I should attach


    Update I did find their documents in the Found.000 folder


    Windows update wiped system 4603aa6a-cf1b-4329-9152-e9a6d0ef8de6?upload=true.png

    :)
     
  2. AsRock Win User

    Windows Updates failed to instal

    I'm not sure how differant XP media center Edition is but you could clear the history \ cache if these folders are there.

    Step 1 Register DLL files.

    =================

    By trying this step, we can check if the update engines are working properly.



    1. Close all instances of Internet Explorer.

    2. Click Start and Run, type "Regsvr32 atl.dll" (without quotes) in the Open box and click OK.



    Note: There is a space between regsvr32 and atl.dll



    3. Similarly, one by one, register the files listed below:



    Regsvr32 msxml3.dll

    Regsvr32 wuapi.dll

    Regsvr32 wuaueng.dll

    Regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll

    Regsvr32 wups2.dll

    Regsvr32 wucltui.dll

    Regsvr32 wups.dll

    Regsvr32 wuweb.dll

    Regsvr32 qmgr.dll

    Regsvr32 qmgrprxy.dll

    Regsvr32 jscript.dll



    Note: If you encounter errors while registering any of these files then skip that file and continue with the next one.



    If the issue persists, let's move on to the steps below to verify Windows Update services and temporary folders.



    Step 2 Verify the relevant Windows Update services.

    =========================================

    1. Click Start->Run, type "services.msc" (without quotation marks) in the open box and click OK.

    2. Double click the service "Automatic Updates".

    3. Click on the Log On tab, please ensure the option "Local System account" is selected and the option "Allow service to interact with desktop" is unchecked.

    4. Check if this service has been enabled on the listed Hardware Profile. If not, please click the Enable button to enable it.

    5. Click on the tab "General "; make sure the "Startup Type" is "Automatic" or "Manual". Then please click the button "Stop" under "Service Status" to stop the service.

    6. Then please click the button "Start" under "Service Status" to start the service.

    7. Please repeat the above steps with the other services:



    Background Intelligent Transfer Service

    Event Log

    Remote Procedure Call (RPC)



    Note: Event log service is enabled on all of the hardware profiles; this service does not have an option to enable or disable on certain hardware profile.



    If it still does not help, let's proceed to step 3.



    Step 3 Reload the Update temporary folders.

    ===================================

    One possible cause is that the temporary folder for Windows Update is containing corrupted files. Let's erase all the files there to get the system clean.



    1. Click Start, Run, type: cmd and press Enter. Please run the following command in the opened window.



    Net stop WuAuServ



    2. Click Start, Run, type: %windir% and press Enter.

    3. In the opened folder, rename the folder SoftwareDistribution to Sdold.

    4. Click Start, Run, type: cmd and press Enter. Please run the following command in the opened window.



    Net start WuAuServ



    Please test the Windows Update website and let me know the result. If the issue persists, to clarify the issue and provide more accurate troubleshooting steps, please assist me in collecting the following information.
     
  3. Wipe and install Win 7

    Confusing.
    I assume you mean "not happy" instead of "beyond happy".

    At the very least you'll need:
    1. A legitimate W7 install disk and Product Key
    2. KB976932 Service Pack 1
    3. Driver install files
    4. KB3020369 Prerequisite for KB3125574
    5. KB3125574 W7 SP1 Update Rollup (Windows will be updated to April 2016)

    Then follow this tutorial:
    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...ndows-7-a.html

    Once you have successfully installed W7, the updates listed above and the drivers, install a program like Macrium Reflect and create at least 2 Backup System Images (on different external HDDs).
    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...e-macrium.html

    Once you have created the Backup System Images, you can risk downloading the remaining updates for W7.
    I only install the Security-Only updates (and some fixes for them):

    Windows update wiped system [​IMG]

    Note:
    You'll also need to apply IE and .NET updates separately.
     
  4. 3Colors Win User

    Windows update wiped system

    Windows Updated(16299.309).KB4088776 Restart is required to complete.

    Hi dalchina. Good news, I followed your suggestion and reinstalled the update and now it appears as "installed correctly" *Biggrin Maybe it was not necessary to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter or maybe if necessary. But using it I do not think it could have worsened something. The installation was very fast, unlike the first time it showed step 1 and step 2 completed.

    Thanks for the suggestions and for the time to respond Windows update wiped system :) Best regards.


    And thanks for the tip of that program, I'll have it on my list.
     
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