Really weird Windows 10 issue. Please help

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  1. LMR80 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I'm having some very strange issues with Windows 10.
    I use it for gaming, and was in the middle of downloading a game through EA's origin service. Since these files can take hours, I left the computer running and went off to do something else.

    The computer had been running for about an hour, and I was in the other room when I heard the Mac boot chime (I'm running the OS through bootcamp on a Mac Pro).

    I went to see why and the computer had restarted.
    Upon logging in I was greeted by a black pop up box in the corner telling me some updates had taken place, and to click for more info.
    I did click and nothing happened.

    And Infact, nothing happened when clicking on any program; the only thing that operates is the start button.
    I've rebooted several times and still the same, just nothing launches.



    I can't system restore because it says I have no restore points.
    I also can't create restore points because it comes up with an error "the shadow copy provider had an error" not that creating one would help anyway at this point)

    I do also keep getting the error message.
    Sometimes when trying to launch an app the screen goes dark for a while, and then read "too many files are currently in use for 16 bit programmes".


    Has anyone else experienced this? I presume it's something to do with that update, but I don't even know what the update was for as it just happened while I wasn't at the computer.

    I'm wondering whether a system reset would unfortunatly be in order, but I can't even do that because I can't click on anything.

    Thanks a lot
     
  2. craig1024 macrumors regular

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    A windows update probably broke something if you have no restore points your have to reinstall
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    If your press f8 when windows starts booting you can get recovery options and you might be able to fix it in safe mode.
     
  3. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Do F8 like craig suggests. If you can't do F8, then boot from the Recovery Partition, Recovery Disk, or original installation media and run a repair from there.

    When you do get Windows working again, you should place a high priority on getting your shadow volume service working, because System Restore Points are important. I am guessing you are using Windows 10 on a classic Mac Pro, because that's an expected problem that needs to be fixed.
     
  4. elf69 macrumors 68000

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    unless you have windows 10 enterprise without hacking it updates cannot be turned off.

    Windows 10 will restart even while using it!
    I have seen a machine restart without warning.

    A friend was typing in word and it restarted, and then proudly said updates have been installed.

    Hate windows 10 for reasons like this.
     
  5. LMR80 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the replies and the tips.
    For some reason no matter how many times I tried, f8 didn't do anything, so I did actually use the media disc to repair it.
    It took some doing but I'm now back up and running.

    and yes, I'll do that.
    To be honest I thought restore points were meant to be created automatically when anything significant happens on the system, but apparently not! :)
     
  6. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    It is actually normal for F8 to not work in Windows 10 if it boots too fast, such as if you have an SSD. That's why I followed up with alternative suggestions. F8 only works with Win 10 on slowly booting computers now.

    Restore points are supposed to be automatic, but they cannot work while the Volume Shadow Service is broken. That's broken in your computer because you are running Boot Camp 5 drivers on Windows 10, and Boot Camp 5 only officially supports up to 8.1.

    You need to install the newer HFS drivers from Boot Camp 6 that support Windows 10. Even then it may not work though because that broke with the Anniversary Update, and there's no solution to that yet. And it sounds like you're fully updated, so I don't know why I wrote all that--it's useless advice now. o_O
     
  7. craig1024 macrumors regular

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    I don't understand why Microsoft do this my brother was complaining about this happening when he was in a lecture at college.
     
  8. elf69 macrumors 68000

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    The forced updates was final straw that made me go apple.
     

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