You should read and hardcopy this piece for emergencies.
Last night, Windows 10 decided unannounced to do an update, even when it was in sleep mode. Unfortunately, once past the restart and password, all I got was a black screen. Well, that and a ‘Personalised Settings’ announcing that it wasn’t working.
Ctr/Alt/Delete revealed the Taskmaster but that didn’t change anything neither.
I rebooted several times by hard reboot by pressing down on the power button but that didn’t change this neither.
Now, before you run off to your local computer shop, try this.
You will get the option for starting W10 regardless which we know won’t work or the Troubleshooter option which can take forever. However, it does give an option to turn off the computer, which as we know, is the standard practice with anything not functioning. Don’t forget that a restart doesn’t necessarily turn everything off. So choose this option as it will turn off anything operational in the right order.
Start the computer as for normal and wait for the dial circle and such to the main W10 page and password and, this time, the normal W10 screen should finally appear. If it stalls now, a simple reboot will sort the rest out. Give a few minutes for W10 to sort itself out. I found turning on a program but waiting for it to start works as well as a stopwatch.
At least this works.
I hope this is only a problem with laptops and not desktop computers and if anyone has experienced a similar problem and come up with a different solution, please write in with your solution.
What I find annoying is M/S is doing this kind of update without any kind of warning and not even getting W10 to resolve the problem.