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Last Saturday my Windows 10 PC refused to boot Recovery There was a problem with a device connected to your PC An unexpected I/O error hs occurred File:\Boot\BCD Error code: 0xc00000e9 The problem can happen when a removable storage device is removed while it's in use or is failing. Properly connecting any removable storage and restarting your PC may ......

Let’s say you have machines in an old school workgroup without a domain and you want to change the name of that workgroup. In the Windows 10 user interface, where should you go? Is it Settings? Where you can change the computer name or join a domain. No, that would be far too sensible. You have to use Control Panel, just like in the old days ......

To check my PC is up to date on Windows 10 display drivers, I installed the “Intel Driver Update Utility”. After a quick scan, I was surprised to see I was apparently 5 major versions behind current! So the 10.x software is dated quite recently - August 17th, 2015. The 15.x software, though, is actually dated a few weeks earlier - 29th July 2015. That ......

Decided to check that my HP Compaq Elite 8300 at work had all the latest drivers and updates on it for Windows 10. The network card NDIS driver has now become unreliable with the latest Insider Preview (10565) and Hyper-V just wouldn’t play nicely with networking. So I downloaded and installed the HP Support Assistant: Clicking “Check for updates and ......

My work machine has been happily upgrading through the various Insider Preview builds for some time now. Finally I’ve met one that’s irritated. Step forward, Build 10547. First thing I noticed was no mouse movement. Removing the and reconnecting the USB mouse made no difference. Luckily I’m keyboard savvy and can restart Windows without hitting the ......

I spotted some events in a customer’s event logs that said the event source was Bowser and, like many before me, assumed it was a typo that had somehow escaped Microsoft’s eyes all the way into windows 10. Of course, that’s not the case, as explained by Larry Osterman years ago on his MSDN blog: The other day, someone sent an email to an internal mailing ......

Windows Update seemed stuck on some files. I found KB971058 (How do I reset Windows Update components?) which had a bunch of suggestions. The one I tried was: Delete the qmgr*.dat files. To do this, at a command prompt, type the following command, and then press Enter: Del "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Down... although ......

Two problems have appeared: Windows Update and Recovery is unresponsive – the page just show the circular hourglass thingy (what is it called?); also prevents shutting down Windows and I have to force it. Start menu no longer works – just have the standard Windows 7 UI. Some would say that was an improvement but I wouldn’t regard them as being particularly ......

Back in September I installed Windows 8.0 on my test machine at work. I had finally managed to get hold of a Volume Licence installation image from Mordac, our company’s Preventer of Information Services. Amusingly, a Volume Licence installation cannot use Windows Update to apply Windows 8.1 and requests for a VL version of the update fell on deaf ears. ......

Had a look at my Win10 virtual machine just now and saw the following: Wasn’t quite what I was expecting. The VM was installed with the Windows Technical Preview so I was not sure what previous version of Windows they were going to restore with. I went to Windows Update and all that had was a Definition Update for Windows Defender. Event Viewer next ......

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