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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #345 on: September 18, 2018, 08:36:38 PM »
Bastard windows 10!!!!!!!!! "invalid object in the boot configuration data store"  Banghead

Can't even use my recovery USB because the bloody machine ignores it even though the boot sequence has been altered to us it first.

Looks like I'm getting some blank DVD's tomorrow to burn one off.
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #346 on: September 19, 2018, 06:19:10 AM »
Bastard windows 10!!!!!!!!! "invalid object in the boot configuration data store"  Banghead

Can't even use my recovery USB because the bloody machine ignores it even though the boot sequence has been altered to us it first.

Looks like I'm getting some blank DVD's tomorrow to burn one off.

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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #347 on: September 19, 2018, 08:20:58 PM »
Downloaded and burned off an ISO and managed to get into the recovery menu.

Automatic recovery? About as much use as a castor on a crutch

No matter I can access the command prompt and fix it that way.

Disk volumes are healthy  :thumbsup:
Bootrec /fixmbr successful  :thumbsup:
Bootrec /fixboot access denied  Banghead

Apparently the only way to get around this is to download another earlier windows 10 ISO and use that instead  cussing:

Thank God for unlimited downloads, by the end of this one I'm looking at somewhere between 15 and 20Gb of Windows ISO and other related crap over the last day and a bit.  cussing:
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #348 on: September 19, 2018, 09:39:23 PM »
Bootrec /fixboot works but no effect...  Banghead
Bootrec /rebuildbcd seems to have done something...  rubschin:
Startup repair now seems to be working and repairing....  scared2:
You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe

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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #349 on: September 19, 2018, 09:57:16 PM »
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #350 on: September 19, 2018, 10:01:06 PM »
IT LIVES!!!!!!!  Party001: Party001:

Startup repair didn't work so I decided to try old school.
Made a backup of the BCD file in command prompt
Set the original to -r -s -h
re ran the bootrec /rebuildbcd command.

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You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe

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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #351 on: September 19, 2018, 10:08:05 PM »
IT LIVES!!!!!!!  Party001: Party001:

Startup repair didn't work so I decided to try old school.
Made a backup of the BCD file in command prompt
Set the original to -r -s -h
re ran the bootrec /rebuildbcd command.

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who needs Tel?
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #352 on: September 19, 2018, 11:35:14 PM »
I may still need Tel, my graphics card is not working and on board graphics are overwritten when it's plugged in...  Banghead
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #353 on: September 19, 2018, 11:49:29 PM »
Scratch that, the card has finally woken up...  cloud9:
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #354 on: September 20, 2018, 07:25:48 AM »
IT LIVES!!!!!!!  Party001: Party001:

Startup repair didn't work so I decided to try old school.
Made a backup of the BCD file in command prompt
Set the original to -r -s -h
re ran the bootrec /rebuildbcd command.

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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #355 on: September 26, 2018, 04:29:53 PM »
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #357 on: September 26, 2018, 08:56:25 PM »
Windows 10ís October Update (Redstone 5) Will Be Released on October 2nd facepalm:

Poor Grumpy...  noooo:

It wasn't the windows update that gubbed my machine earlier, twas another program that then had to restart the machine to finish it's update. I'm sure I'll survive this windows update.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #358 on: September 26, 2018, 09:28:46 PM »
Windows 10ís October Update (Redstone 5) Will Be Released on October 2nd facepalm:

Poor Grumpy...  noooo:

It wasn't the windows update that gubbed my machine earlier, twas another program that then had to restart the machine to finish it's update. I'm sure I'll survive this windows update.  :thumbsup:
Brave eh?

Will dust off the black laptop cover
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #359 on: September 26, 2018, 10:31:43 PM »
Oh noooo !!

The last upgrade truly gubbed  my laptop ...and I am just a mere Doris that has no understanding of such things so would simply have to buy a new one to get it working again  ;D
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