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Old December 11th, 2015, 05:54 AM
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I think the installation's hung

I acquired a second Win7 machine and allowed it to update to Win10. The download finished early today and it's been working on the change-over all day. It's gone through the stage where it asked some questions about setting up default programs and sending personal info to MS, and said that it was setting up. Late this afternoon a message appeared, saying "It's taking a bit longer than usual, but it should be ready soon. Don't turn off your pc." I could hear the hard drive working away and everything seemed okay. But several hours ago the hd stopped and it's been quiet ever since. That message is still spread across the screen. Any thoughts?

It's a stock emachines ET1831-05 desktop with 3GB of RAM, 500GB HD, and a celeron 450 cpu.
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Old December 11th, 2015, 04:35 PM
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So, after about 24 hours, I power-cycled it, it came up with what I guess is a normal admin login, I logged in and it is now displaying messages like "Taking care of a few things. Setting up your apps."

Whoa! A desktop! With icons and everything!

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Old December 11th, 2015, 06:59 PM
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Thumbs up

Awesome!
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Old December 12th, 2015, 03:40 AM
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Yes, it seems to be fine.
But as I'm sitting at my Win7 machine this evening, (It's for working, I got Win10 for playing with.) I can hear the Win10 machine's HD just clicking and grinding away. I look at the monitor and there's nothing there; I don't have anything open. So I go and look at task manager to see what it's doing, and it stops. This happens over and over and it's doing it now as I type. What is it doing?

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Old December 12th, 2015, 04:51 AM
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since you just upgraded, the computer would be updating. In addition your search could be indexing your drive in the background. This will usually take a day or so.

one thing you can do is run a drive diagnostic utility to check your harddrive because of the issue you had while installing. You can go into your bios and see if there is a smart drive test or run hddscan just to make sure everything is okay.

http://hddscan.com/
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Old December 12th, 2015, 02:25 PM
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Use This Nifty Utility to Find Out What is Accessing Your Hard Drive
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Old December 12th, 2015, 04:53 PM
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Okay, thanks guys.
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Old December 12th, 2015, 05:29 PM
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No problem.
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Old December 19th, 2015, 02:51 AM
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Well, I've had Win10 for only a week, barely used it (some days I don't even turn that pc on) and already had a crash.

The machine had just come up, I was checking email, and suddenly there was a pale blue screen (not a BSOD) with a vague message about some unnamed error that they were collecting data for, and the very helpful note that if I wanted to find out more about the problem, later on I could look online for..."Memory Management." (I knew what I'd find but just for the hell of it I googled "memory management" and there were over 15,000,000 items. Very helpful!)

Not a good start.
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Old December 19th, 2015, 03:57 PM
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Hopefully whatever your computer just sent to Microsoft will contain enough info about the specific problem that they can send an update that will solve the problem.

Of course they wouldn't be able to rectify a hardware problem.

My Windows 10 machines are running with nary a hiccup so far. (Knock on wood).

I'd reboot, check for updates and keep my fingers crossed.
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Old December 19th, 2015, 07:25 PM
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Start > Search> type windows diagnostic tool and open Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool

Run the memory test.
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Old December 19th, 2015, 11:30 PM
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It said no problems.
Thanks
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Old October 15th, 2017, 05:34 PM
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After almost two years you're still having BSOD's in Windows 10?
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Old October 15th, 2017, 05:46 PM
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Nope.
Someone decided to post on a zombie is all.
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Old October 15th, 2017, 08:55 PM
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I assume it was a spammer.....

Thanx ZIP for cleaning the thread up
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