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Bad upgrade from Windows 10

I received an update from windows in April 2018, after which my desktop and laptop started to slow down, and nonresponding. The screen would go black, or start to flash like a strobe light. Sometimes it would take up to 30 mins or more to respond. You could click on any thing on the screen and you would have to wait till it was ready to respond.

I've tried to work with Microsoft, but got tired of there "dial a fix" system.

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I've run into this and it turns out to be a hardware issue.

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Tried Running Chkdsk?

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It seems as though the Windows 10 "upgrade" process may not install all the files correctly, or maybe they're damaged, or maybe something else, but running Chkdsk has fixed quite a few of these minor glitches. Try running Chkdsk in "repair" mode to find any damaged files and correct them. Start by opening a command prompt as an admin. RIGHT click on the Start button, choose "Command Prompt (Admin). (Or type "Command" in the search line, then RIGHT click on the "Command Prompt" listing at the top, choose "Run as admin".) Once there, type chkdsk /f /r /x, leaving the appropriate spaces between the letters as shown, then press the Enter key. You should see a note that it can't be run till a restart is done, type "Y" for yes, then press the Enter key again. Close the command prompt and restart the computer. Chkdsk will run upon restart and will take quite a while to finish.. Don't panic when the progress bar stays at 10% for a long time. It's fairly normal and the Chkdsk process may take a couple of hours.

When it's finished, it will boot to your normal startup/lock screen and you can login normally and then see if things are working correctly again.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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