Error 0x800f0906 – The source files could not be downloaded



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You may encounter this error while you are running DISM tool. The error description of Error 0x800f0906 – the source files could not be downloaded, tells us that the Windows Image is corrupted. But unlike the other error messages in the previous posting about Corrupted Windows Image, the DISM tool may not completely repair the Windows Image.

You only get the following descriptions on your screen about the problem. So it may somehow make you feel lost for any real resolution to it.

How to Repair the Corrupt Windows Image

It is not an easy task to resolve this problem but with a few commands, you should be able to fix the problem.

  1. Type Command Prompt on Cortana and right click on it, then click “Run as Administrator.”
  2. Run the following commands one after another.

           net stop wuauserv

           cd %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution

           ren Download Download.old

           net start wuauserv

           net stop bits

           net start bits

           net stop cryptsvc

           cd %systemroot%\system32

           ren catroot2 catroot2old

           net start cryptsvc



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  1. Exit Command Prompt and reboot your computer.
  2. Run DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth again. You shouldn’t receive the error code anymore.

If any other error comes up, comment it and we will help you find the resolution.



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DISM Error 87, 112, 11, 50, 2, 3, 87,1726, 1393, 0x800f081f



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DISM is a Windows tool used by IT professionals to mount a Windows desktop image and to alter Windows features and settings. This stands for Deployment Imaging and Servicing Management (DISM). This tool is used to correct problems like system inconsistencies, unserviceable Windows image, issues caused by updates or changes, and errors like DISM Error 87, 112, 11, 50, 2, 3, 87,1726, 1393, 0x800f081f.

Troubleshooters execute this tool on a command line by typing DISM.exe and a string of operators or switch.

Here are a list of error messages that come with each error code:

DISM Error 87 – The parameter is incorrect.

DISM Error 112 – There is not enough space on the disk.

DISM Error 11 – An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.

DISM Error 50 – The request is not supported.

DISM Error 2 – The system cannot find the file specified.

DISM Error 3 – The system cannot find the path specified.

DISM Error 1726The remote procedure call failed.

DISM Error 1393 – The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable.



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When you receive these error messages, you run the DISM tool using the Clean-up functionality. You will run a series of DISM commands to first revert all pending updates, then you will clean up the component store and finally, check the system before a final reboot. To show you really how this is done, read on.

Fixing the DISM Error

  • Run an elevated command prompt and then type the following command:

                   dism.exe /image:C: /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions

  • Next, reboot offline then rerun command prompt to execute the following command:

                   dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup

  • Reboot into Safe Mode and then Run sfc /scannow.

  • Restart your system and run the following command now:

                   dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

After finishing the last command, let your computer boot up normally. This should fix the problem with your computer.



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How to Repair Startup Error Message: “A disk read error occurred, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart” in Windows 10



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Computer startup happens in a sequence. The hardware portion powers up, then the firmware wakes up to communicate with the hardware and software. This is when full control is handed over to the software while the hardware becomes the slave utility that follows each command run by the user. At times when the computer starts up, an error comes up the screen that reads “Disk Read error occurred, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.”

a-disc-read-error-occurred

Resolving the problem may seem so simple. That is because it presents you a path to follow when you encounter the error. You can try pressing the key combination and see if your computer goes back to normal processing. However, when you click Ctrl+Alt+Del, it brings you back to the same error screen, as if it were in a loop.

The error occurred at a definite time during boot up. If user can properly take note of that, troubleshooting will be faster. It will be easier to pinpoint whether it is a hardware or software problem. Also, user should take note if there is any noise or change in ambient temperature on the immediate area of the computer. These are signs of an impending hardware failure.

There are several things that may cause this error. The fix can either be software solution or hardware replacement. At any rate, it would be good if troubleshooting is done from simpler to more complex issues. When this disk read error comes up your screen, you can do the following steps to quickly fix it.

  • Fix the MBR using Bootrec.exe tool

 

The Master Boot Record or MBR is the part of the computer responsible for augmenting communication between the Operating System and the computer hardware. If this portion gets damaged, the computer will power up and try to boot up but will never be able to load up the Operating System so it will just remain on the “Disk Read error occurred, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart” screen. Do the following steps to resolve this problem.

  1. Go to Windows recovery menu. It can differ from one computer system to another, some can be accessed via F8 and others via F12 button.
  2. Go to Troubleshoot utility, then choose the Command Prompt.
  3. Type the following commands on the prompt, one after another.

            bootrec /RebuildBcd
            bootrec /fixMbr
            bootrec /fixboot
            bootsect /nt60 SYS or bootsect /nt60 ALL

 

  • Run Check disk to validate the sectors or mark any that has gone bad

 

Access Checkdisk the same way you opened command prompt

Type chkdsk [root drive]: /f /x /r on the prompt ex. chkdsk C: /f /x /r

Checkdisk should be able to mark bad sectors so that only the good ones are accessible to the OS. If after this step, you get a message that there is nothing wrong with your disk, try a different troubleshooting.

Where to access command prompt on Win10



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  • Flash the BIOS

 

This step is the last thing that a user should try on his or her system. Flashing the BIOS, when done properly, can fix major issues on a computer system. However, any mistake in running the BIOS update can fry the motherboard and render the whole system unusable until mobo replacement. So, be careful when flashing the BIOS. Get your BIOS update only from your motherboard manufacturer. Call their helpline if not sure so that they send you the media to use and necessary instructions for running this command. If the problem persists after BIOS update, then it is definitely a hardware related failure.

 

  • Diagnose and Repair the Hardware

 

This error is related to the storage system so you will have to check if the harddrive or the data cable connecting it to the motherboard or the portion of the motherboard where the harddrive attaches to is bad. In troubleshooting, one has to check cable first by swapping devices that use the same connector. Example is the dvd drive, if it uses the same kind of data connector as the harddrive. You can also swap the harddrive with a working harddrive from a working system to know if the either the cable and motherboard is the cause of failure. You may also want to check and re-seat the memory modules. This way, you will be able to pinpoint which part of the system needs replacement.

If you have other quick fix you can add to these, just comment, your ideas are welcome.



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Error Code: 0xe0434352 – The exception unknown software exception occurred in the application



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You might receive an error message while shutting down your computer saying “The exception unknown software exception (0xe0434352) occurred in the application at location 0x77312c1a” or some other location. It is quite unnerving when you get an alert that something may be going bad and you don’t really know what it is. The good thing about it is that you get a code that tells you exactly how to fix the problem. So, let’s explore the troubleshooting steps you can do to address this problem.

The exception unknown software exception occurred in the application

There are a few reasons why this error can come up during shutdown. One, it may be due to a corrupted .NET Framework installation or a corrupted device driver.

  • Repair .NET using Framework Repair Tool

.NET Framework Repair Tool made by Microsoft was created to repair corruptions in the Framework for systems that have Windows 7 or later version OS. .NET Framework 4.6.1, 4.6, 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4.0 and 3.5 SP1 are among the supported versions of the .Net Framework program.

dotnet repair



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  • Run Check Disk

Check disk is one of the earliest and best tools that had people been using to correct problems with computers. To run this system program, run an elevated command prompt and type chkdsk /f on the prompt. You may alternately run chkdsk /r or chkdsk /v, but just remember that these commands will run longer than the regular check disk commands because of the additional tasks you are asking the computer to do.

  • Troubleshoot in Clean Boot State

Clean Boot State troubleshooting can fix problems especially with device drivers. Let’s say you just installed updates and a device driver was among them. The change caused your device not to function as expected, then you can correct the problem by disable some of the drivers and working with only the basic drivers, as this will help you identify where the fault happened.

msconfig services

  • Run System File Checker

During normal usage of your computer, there are instances when files get corrupted. This is when System File Checker, a command line tool, that can be used to get back corrupted system protected files.

  • Open Elevated Command Prompt
  • Type sfc /scannow. It takes a while to complete the process so have patience.
  • Restart your computer to let the fix fully take effect.

  • Use System Restore

System Restore is like a time machine for your computer. It presents you restore points at which your computer is working fine. When you are getting an error like this and you are sure that the computer is not showing any physical damage, you can use System Restore to go back to a setting that works well with you.

system restore

The error really has very little to do with the hardware part. So it is very easy to resolve. If you have a simpler way to fix this, go ahead and send us a message.



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Windows 10 Slow Startup Speed



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Computer enthusiasts consider computer specification when buying because they don’t want a computer that takes forever to load up. The last thing users want to experience, other than virus infection is Windows 10 slow startup speed. When this happens, it could mean a number of related things affecting a computer. Let’s take a look at the issues happening to a slow loading Windows 10 and their fix.

When you start your computer and get stuck on a screen that says “Restarting” with a spinning circle that won’t stop, it becomes a question whether you just booted up your computer or shut it down. What exactly happened? You’d probably be very confused.

Windows 10 stuck on restart

This Windows 10 slow startup speed may have happened after an update or a problem with processes that are going in loops.

There is no other way out of this screen but to hard reboot by pressing the power button until the lights go off and the humming of the internal power quits. After this, click the power button again once to turn the computer on. The rebooting action should make any application quit and help the computer start up normally. But just to keep this problem from happening again, try these steps.

Run MSConfig or Task Manager to change the way your computer starts up

  • The first thing you must do is to check how many programs launch when you start up your program.
  • Open MSConfig on Cortana.
  • Click the Startup tab, so you can access Task Manager.
  • While you are in Task Manager, click the Startup tab and disable any program that you do not need when you start up your computer.


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Run Performance and Maintenance Troubleshooter

Check your computer performance to see if there are any issues with the internal devices.

  • Run command prompt.
  • Type the following on the prompt and hit enter:
    • msdt.exe /id PerformanceDiagnostic
    • msdt.exe /id MaintenanceDiagnostic

Win10 performance ts

Update Windows, Drivers and installed applications

The computer system may sometimes act up because of an outdated software. To make sure that this will be addressed, run Windows Updates by clicking Start, then the Gear Icon, then Update & Security. You may also want to check for available updates for applications and drivers installed in your computer. Other people try using Software Update Checkers because they can automatically scan the computer and install the update that is best suited to the current hardware installation.

Clean Boot State Troubleshooting

Remember how we turned off some of your startup items? Clean boot state troubleshooting is pretty much the same. You will disable some of the services and drivers and run the computer only on native settings that are important for turning the computer on and off.

msconfig services

Some people try going to Safe Mode startup instead of turning off drivers to make sure the computer will run with no problems in Safe Mode. This troubleshooting technique helps you zero out to the problematic application program or setting that is causing your computer to drag on boot up.

Check the Power Settings

Sometimes, a computer that stalls has a problem with the power. So in case like this, you have to troubleshoot your physical hardware to check if the power is causing the computer to go into a stand still.
You may also change your Power Settings to Windows default values since it normally comes with a setting that will balance your computer hardware performance. Then run cmd and run a powercgf command.

 

 

 

Also disable Fast Startup to see if the computer is just having a hard time starting up because of this setting.
If after all of these steps you are still experiencing slow startup, then try to run the Power Efficiency Diagnostics Report. Comment if you are experiencing the same thing and still needs help or if you have a tip to share.



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Error 0x0006D9 “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security snap-in failed to load”



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More and more viruses, malwares, worms, phishing softwares and other security threats are becoming cause for concerns these days. Thus, users who experienced getting unwanted programs in their computers are installing different kinds of security software. After a while, they experience issues with downloaded antivirus programs so they end up uninstalling them. Then, it results to internet connection errors as well as sudden shutdown of Windows Firewall. After which, an error happens, “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security snap-in failed to load.” The warning gives you a feeling of being exposed to all kinds of security threats.

The full message reads “There was an error opening the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security snap-in, The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security snap-in failed to load, Restart the Windows Firewall service on the computer that you are managing, Error 0x6D9.” It may sound highly technical, but there is no need to worry. There are a number of things you can do to remedy this sudden occurence of an error with your computer’s main shield against virus attacks. Here they are.

1. Run System Restore

You need to disable or uninstall your security software prior to running System Restore, otherwise, this will have no effect to your computer. When choosing a restore point, always make it a point to check the status of that restore point so you will know what kinds of programs were installed during that time. This will help you limit loss of important setup you prefer to use.

system restore

 

2. Check Services.msc and rerun the following services

  • Windows Firewall
  • Base Filtering Engine (BFE)
  • Windows Firewall Authorization Driver (MPSDRV)

Activate-Firewall-in-Windows

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3. Reset Windows Firewall

The Windows Firewall settings may have been changed by a recent activity. You can then reset it to default to resolve the issue. Open Control Panel, and the built-in netsh utility.

Execute an elevated CMD and open Services. Here, you need to re-register the firewall DLL file by typing the following on command line:

netsh advfirewall reset
net start mpsdrv
net start mpssvc
net start bfe
regsvr32 firewallapi.dll

netsh command

This should fix the issue, however, if the issue persists, you can also try these steps.

4. Run Windows Firewall Troubleshooter

You may run the Windows Firewall Troubleshooter and see if that works for you.

windows-firewall-troubleshooter

5. Back up the registry then reset the permissions for Microsoft Protection Service.

If MpsSvc lacks permissions at the registry level, what you need to do is to provide the following registry permission value.

> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Epoch
>> Permission needed: Query Value; Set Value

> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Defaults\FirewallPolicy
>> Permission needed: Full Control; Read

> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy
>> Permission needed: Full Control; Read

To do this, type regedit on Cortana and browse to the mentioned registry keys. Find “Enter the object names to select field,” then type “NT SERVICE\mpssvc” in the column. You have to click “Check name” and press OK. You will then be able to add the appropriate permissions listed here.
If you are still experiencing troubles with you Firewall after this, comment exactly the description of what you are experiencing and we will try to find a relevant answer to your problem.



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Windows 10 Sticky Notes Crashes and Stops Working



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Sticky notes are very handy. They help you track your lists, latest works done, works to get back to and other important things that you’d want to go back to. It is one of the great Windows tools which really exceeds expectations because unlike Word document, sticky notes keeps your important information even after you shut down your computer. So when Windows 10 sticky notes crashes and stops working, that’s one panic moment you wish you do not have to go through.
Nevertheless, no reason to go ballistic. Sticky notes normally comes up your screen when you restart your computer. But when it starts acting up, and quits when you need it most, then you must do these simple step for fixing the problem when Windows 10 sticky notes crashes and stops working.

Save Important Notes By Running Windows App Troubleshooter

Weird as it may seem, the app that’s supposed to stick to your screen at all times failed. Information you wrote are important of course.

When this happens, you have to ready yourself to let go of any information you may have there. You may be up for some app reinstallation. Before that happens, you may want to try running Windows App Troubleshooter first.

Win Apps Troubleshooter
What this program does is troubleshoot apps and automatically fixes basic issue that are preventing apps to launch or open up. If the app itself got damaged or corrupted, then there is no other way but to do the following steps.

Reset Sticky Notes App

Resetting the Sticky Notes App will change it to default state before your first usage. It is very much like installing the app without really uninstalling it. To do this:

  • Open Settings from Cortana
  • Click Apps to access the installed applications
  • Search Sticky Notes and click it
  • Underneath the app name is a link that says Advanced Options, open it and Press reset

 

reset sticky notes

That’s how easy it is. But remember, this will erase data you stored in it so it would be a good practice to save those information somewhere else each time.



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Uninstall and Reinstall Sticky Notes

When the reset function does not fix the problem, it is about time you uninstall and reinstall Sticky Notes. Follow the following to do this.

  • Right click on the Windows Start button to bring up the WinX menu

  • Click Powershell Admin and type “Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes | Remove-AppxPackage” in the window, this should uninstall Sticky Notes
  • Go to Microsoft Store by clicking the paper back icon on the Taskbar
  • Search for and get Microsoft Sticky notes app

Install sticky notes

You just installed a fresh copy of Sticky Notes so the information you have typed before uninstall are gone. These steps brought your sticky notes back, but you would perhaps want to be more cautious so that the problem does not happen again. So once Sticky Notes is back, disable Insights feature as this has some issue with this app crash with many users.

Disable Sticky Notes Insights feature

Insights feature is a cool tool that helps you setup a reminder with Cortana from the entries in Sticky Notes. However, there were known issues of this tool causing Sticky Notes to crash, so to avoid losing information you put into Sticky Notes, you can disable insights by doing the following:

  • Click the three dots on the upper right corner of any Sticky Note pad
  • Click the gear at the left bottom corner of the window that would appear
  • This will bring up a window where will see slider buttons for Insights and other Sticky Notes settings, slide the button to the left to disable Insights

disable insights

These steps should help you keep Sticky Notes. If you have a simple fix that is not listed here, share your ideas. Now go get crazy with your Sticky Notes reminders and fill your desktop with your favorite information.



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Display problem: Windows 10 cannot detect second monitor



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Working on a two display computer setup helps multitask more efficiently. Graphics artists, internet workers and designers prefer this to minimizing a window or using alt-tab too often to switch programs. However, there are instances when an extension display connected to the computer quit working or is not detected.

Don’t panic. You can resolve the Windows 10 cannot detect second monitor problem in just a few steps.
The issue could either be hardware or software related. Though your first guess may be that your monitor is broken. But that’s not always the case.

Try Updating the Driver, if no go, reinstall it

You may be experiencing a driver problem when Windows 10 cannot detect your second monitor. So before you remove connections and troubleshoot the hardware portion, check your display settings. See if you are getting a red letter message about the missing display, like this.

can't detect display

Correct issues with the software portion first. To do this, search for Device Manager on Cortana and click to open it. Once in the Device Manager window, click the display adapter menu. To ensure that you are not having issues because of an outdated driver, right click the display driver, then left click update driver.

update driver device manager

After updating the driver, restart your computer. Make sure all cables are secured well while the computer is rebooting. If the problem persists after reboot, go back to device manager. Right click the driver, and click uninstall, then, restart your computer. This normally resolves any driver issue.

Other people want to do it the other way around, uninstall the driver before updating it. Either way, you should be able to fix the issue. However, if the problem lies somewhere else, don’t just give up, Read on and do the other troubleshooting steps.

Check Monitor Settings

There are instances when Windows 10 itself does not detect the other monitor due to settings that need to be manually changed. If this is the case, either type desk.cpl or the word Display on Cortana. Go to the “Multiple Displays” section and click “Detect” to make the OS detect your wired or wireless display.

display settings



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Troubleshoot computer hardware

If all else fails, you will have to check the hardware and perform a series of steps that may seem boring and redundant. But believe me, it would do you a lot of good if you finish troubleshooting all related parts. There is possibility that the display is not the only one that’s not working.
If you are using similar cable connectors for both displays, you can easily check the usability of your cable and your display. You may temporarily remove one display and check its functionality. Then replace it with the other using the same cable. If both work, then check with the other cable. However, if you are using USB connectors then you might as well check on all ports to see if any of the ports is dead.
In case you are using different connectors like one VGA and one HDMI, you can only check one monitor at a time. Check the functionality of each display using a different set of cables. Let’s say, your VGA port is not working, you may want to find a VGA to USB or VGA to DVI adapter. if those ports are available on your video cards.

However, although there are HDMI to USB adapters in the market, using that might present other concerns like degraded or no audio since quality of video and audio may change within the connector. At any rate, that should help you get your two displays back. If you have any other ideas that you can share, just comment. Enjoy your multiple display setup!



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How to Fix Error 1500: Another installation is in progress in Windows 10



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You just finished installing one program after another. Then an error comes up saying “Error 1500: Another installation is in progress in Windows 10.” You know you aren’t installing anything else but the startling message keeps coming up every time you try to install a new program package. What do you do? Lucky you, we’ve found lots of different methods to stop this issue.

The beauty that is Windows 10 and the abundance of help

Before anything else, let me tell you, Windows 10 works like magic if you can take advantage of the many features you are provided with. But like any other operating system, you’d have tons of migraines in your head if you do not find the fix fast when errors happen. Well, the good news is that this is a known issue for Windows 10 users. Let me outline for you the fixes that I have found to address this issue.

  • Kill all background installer processes

The easiest way to fix error 1500: “Another installation is in progress in Windows 10” is to close all installer processes running at the background. What you do is right click on the task bar then select Task Manager.

You will see all the running programs in the open window including all installations going on; find the ones named msiexec.exeinstaller.exe and setup.exe. Highlight these processes and click End Task button. This should stop all installations and allow you to rerun your installation program successfully.

  • Tinker with the Registry Editor … but be careful!

The registry editor is where you find all program-related settings. So if you are experiencing any software problem that cannot be fixed by common methods, what you would want to do is to go directly to the registry editor and change details there. However, when tinkering with the registry editor, you have to be very careful. Follow these steps if you are having problems with the “Another installation is in progress in Windows 10” error message. First, either run the registry editor from your search box by clicking Window button plus R at the same time to launch the run command or by using Cortana. Type “regedit” on the space and hit enter. The Registry Window will come up and you will see a directory listing on the left side. Navigate to “HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Installer\InProgress.” Double click the (Default) string in the InProgress subkey and erase the value content. Close Registry Editor and relaunch your installation.

registry editor - Another installation is in progress in Windows 10

 



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  • Relaunch Windows Installer service

Windows Installer is the program that launched your installation, so the problem of having two installations having issues with each other would be a problem with the installer program. You must then stop and restart this native Windows program in order to address problems happening here. To do that:

  • Launch  run command from the keyboard using the Window + R Buttons simultaneously or use Cortana
  • Type Services.msc then hit enter and it should launch the Services window
  • Search for Windows installer by scrolling down the list, and right click on the application to stop it.

services

  • You will see that if the Windows Installer is currently running, the button Stop will be highlighted.
  • Click on Stop, then click on Apply and then finally, click OK.
  • After this, you would want to restart your computer then open Services once again.
  • Then you’d want to right click Windows Installer and click Start to start the application. Again you press Apply and OK to rerun it.

This should allow you to stop any running installation and run a new installation.

  • Repair Missing or Corrupted Files Using System File Checker

Programs within any Operating System, including Windows 10 installation, may get corrupted or deleted as we use our computers. Don’t worry, while this can happen, Windows also provides tools to use to fix file corruption or deletion. I call this magic wand System File Checker. It is a nifty little program that helps you find any missing or corrupted file within Windows and fix it with a single command. What you need to do is:

  • Navigate to Windows System from your Program list
  • Right click on Command Prompt and click Run as Administrator. Or you can simply Type Command Prompt on Cortana and right click the item to choose Run as Administrator
  • When the Command Prompt comes up, type “sfc /scannow” on the prompt and wait for the process to complete scanning your computer.

This usually takes time, so you may want to do a different chore while the process is ongoing.

While there are a few, very isolated cases where you will need to clean reinstall your computer, these fixes work fine with majority of users. There is no need to be alarmed that it may be a virus attack if you are protected by the Native Windows Essential Security package, but it would be a good practice to always have your computer checked and cleaned up so that other programs will not have to mess with your installation process.

Also make sure that you use approved programs for Windows downloaded from either Microsoft Store or from an affiliate site that has been proven to provide clean, Microsoft approved programs. Have other concerns? Comment now and we will help you fix it. Got other ideas related to this topic? You are welcome to share them.



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Windows 10 Error Reporting: “Windows detected a hard disk problem” Fix



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Computer disaster preparedness has taken a new turn with Windows 10. Gone are the days when you get caught by an awkward situation like a failing hard drive. Windows slowly but surely developed a system for recovery so that you can backup your hard drive before it completely goes dead. It flashes a message on-screen that says “Windows detected a hard disk problem” to help you backup your files before repairs.
Windows detected hd problem message

First, Why Did You Receive a Hard Disk Problem Alert?

In some cases, you get this message because Windows found bad sectors on your hard drive or a faulty mechanism. At others, you receive this message because of a damaged system file or software error.

A bad hard drive should be replaced by a new one, but a bad software should be corrected quickly because it may lead to sudden loss of information or computer break down. The purpose of this article is to prepare you with a number of easy to follow troubleshooting techniques. At any rate, make sure you backup your file and read on to find out how to get rid of the “Windows detected a hard disk problem” message.



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  1. Run CHKDSK on your hard drive. There are several ways to do this.

    1. Run CHKDSK from Drive Properties
      1. Open File Explorer Window on taskbar.
      2. Right click on the drive that you wish to check, click Properties.
      3. Go to “Tools” tab and click the “Check” button.
      4. Make sure the radio buttons for “Automatically fix system errors” and “Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors” are both checked
      5. The process may run immediately if the drive is not in use, or you may need to restart the computer to complete the process.

Chkdsk button for Windows detected a hard disk problem

2. Run CHKDSK from Command Prompt

  1. Type CMD on Cortana, then right click on Command Prompt to run it as an administrator
  2. Type CHKDSK/? to choose from the list of operators the format that you wish to run i.e. CHKDSK /f, CHKDSK /v, etc.
  3. Type your chosen operator on the prompt and hit enter

Chkdsk from command prompt

3. Run Hard Disk Diagnostics from hardware manufacturer.

Every brand has their own checker and repair kit so that when something goes wrong, you can immediately apply the remedy necessary to keep your computer up and running. Here are some manufacturers’ diagnostic tools:

  1. Windows Surface Scanner by DTI Data.
  2. Maxtor’s HDD Bad Sectors Repair.
  3. Seagate SeaTools by the company having the same name.
  4. Data Lifeguard Diagnostic by Western Digital.

4. Run SFC Scannow

System File Checker is a very helpful tool that fixes a lot of Windows errors. To run it, go to Command Prompt by typing it on Cortana, then right click on System File Checker and click run as administrator. When the command prompt comes up, type “sfc /scannow” and hit enter.

sfc /scannow from cmd

 

Your hard drive diagnostic may show that your hard drive is ok. This means that the error report you are getting is really nothing more than Windows reporting an error from another process due to file dependencies, human error or a virus attack. In any case, you can run security check then try the following tips.

5. Disable error reporting

The tools that Windows provided you are useful so turning them off is not recommended except for that one special case when you have verified that your hard drive is healthy. When that is the case, you just need to follow these steps to remove the annoying error message:

  • Type “gpedit.msc” on Cortana or run it from the Start button, All Applications, Windows System.
  • Navigate to Administrative Templates > System > Troubleshooting and Diagnostics > Disk Diagnostics > Configure Execution Level

Group Policy Editor window

  • On the left side, click Disabled, then click Apply, then OK, and restart your computer

This should take care of the persistent error message. At any rate, make sure you backup files every now and then to avoid hassles of losing your files. Got any other tips you want to share? Comment below, readers will surely appreciate it.



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