The printer driver https://theprinterdriver.com The printer driver Mon, 12 Oct 2020 21:46:08 +0000 fr-FR hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.4 Solutions auto repair problem https://theprinterdriver.com/596-solutions-auto-repair-problem https://theprinterdriver.com/596-solutions-auto-repair-problem#respond Mon, 12 Oct 2020 21:13:46 +0000 https://theprinterdriver.com/?p=596 This tutorial shows you how to solve the auto repair problem that turn endlessly on Windows 10.

 

This problem is damn blocking because you cannot access Windows 10 and then your PC seems unusable.

You should have the following message on a blue screen :

Automatic Repair could not fix your PC

Click « Advanced Options » to try other PC recovery options or « Shut Down » to shut down your PC.

Fichier journal : C:WINDOWSSystem32LogfilesSrtSrtTrail.txt

Here are the solutions to solve this loop start problem on Windows 10 Automatic Repair.

# 1: Use the System Restart Tool

L’System restart tool (Startup Repair) is a recovery tool capable of solving some system problems that may prevent Windows from starting.

To know how to use it, follow this tutorial:

System restart tool: fix Windows 10 startup

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# 2: restore Windows from a restore point

To fix auto repair looping issue, you can try to restore Windows from a restore point.

This solution allows you to find your Windows as it was on a specific date and time, when it was functioning correctly.

Note : to use this feature, System Restore must be enabled in Windows 10. If not, you will not have no restore point of available.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Click on Advanced options.
  2. Click on Troubleshooting > Advanced options > System Restauration.
  3. After logging into an administrator account, System Restore starts.
  4. Then follow these instructions on how to restore Windows from a restore point:
    Restore your PC from a restore point on Windows
  5. After Windows has been restored from restore point, check if Windows 10 starts again correctly.

Congratulations! You have solved the problem of automatic repair running on loop on Windows 10 with the System Restauration. 👍

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# 3: use System File Checker (sfc)

To fix the auto repair looping issue, you can try using the System File Checker (sfc).

This tool allows you to search for corruption in Windows system files and, in case of anomalies, to restore missing or damaged files.

Here’s how to use it:

  1. Click on Advanced options.
  2. Click on Troubleshooting > Advanced options > Command Prompt.
  3. Start the System File Checker (SFC) tool with the following command:
    sfc.exe /scannow /offbootdir=C: /offwindir=C:Windows
  4. Also take the opportunity to check the integrity of the file system of the volume on which Windows is installed (C 🙂 using the command chkdsk :
    chkdsk.exe /r C:
  5. Come in exit to exit the command prompt.
  6. Restart your computer and check if Windows 10 starts again correctly.

Congratulations! You have solved the problem of automatic repair that loops on Windows 10 with tools sfc and chkdsk. 👍

N ° 4: read the contents of the SrtTrail.txt file

To solve the problem of auto repair running on a loop, you can read the contents of the SrtTrail.txt log file.

This log file is important because it contains all errors encountered when starting Windows 10. By analyzing these errors, you will be able to identify the source of the problem and correct it so that Windows 10 starts again correctly.

To find out how, follow this tutorial:

SrtTrail.txt error during automatic repair of Windows 10

# 5: restore the registry

To fix auto repair looping issue, you can try to restore the registry from a backup.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Click on Advanced options.
  2. Click on Troubleshooting > Advanced options > Command Prompt.
  3. Restore the registry with the following commands:
    cd C:WindowsSystem32
    mkdir configBak
    copy config configBak
    copy RegBack* config
  4. Confirm overwriting existing files.
  5. Come in exit to exit the command prompt.
  6. Restart your PC.

Congratulations! You have solved the issue of automatic repair that loops on Windows 10 by restore a registry backup. 👍

# 6: uninstall the latest Windows 10 updates

Installing a quality update or a Windows 10 feature update can cause the auto-repair issue to loop.

Uninstall these updates can solve the problem.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Click on Advanced options.
  2. Click on Troubleshooting > Advanced options > Uninstall updates.
  3. Start with uninstall the latest quality update.
  4. Select your user account (with administrator rights) then enter your password.
  5. Click on the button Uninstall the quality update.
  6. Once the quality update is uninstalled, check if Windows 10 starts again correctly.
  7. If that didn’t work, uninstall the latest feature update :
    Downgrade Windows 10: Go back to the previous version of Windows 10

Congratulations! You have solved the issue of automatic repair that loops on Windows 10 by uninstalling the latest updates. 👍

# 7: turn off automatic repair

You can also try to disable automatic repair so that it no longer starts when Windows 10 starts up. You can thus see if Windows 10 startup continues to crash or if Windows 10 is finally accessible.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Click on Advanced options.
  2. Click on Troubleshooting > Advanced options > Command Prompt.
  3. Turn off automatic repair with the following command:
    bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled No
  4. Restart your computer and check if Windows 10 starts again correctly.
  5. To re-enable automatic repair, use the following command:
    bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled Yes

Congratulations! You have solved the issue of automatic repair that loops on Windows 10 by disabling automatic repair. 👍

# 8: reset Windows 10

If none of the above solutions worked, then reset Windows 10 is probably the solution to consider. Don’t worry, this procedure keeps all of your personal files.

To find out how, follow this tutorial: Repair Windows 10 without losing its data (with the « Reset this PC » tool)

# 9: reinstall Windows 10

Still stuck on looping auto repair?

So the ultimate solution is to reinstall Windows 10 ! Don’t worry, this procedure does not delete your personal files.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Create a USB key Windows 10 installer (from another PC).
  2. Start your PC on the USB key Windows 10 installer.
  3. Follow these instructions: Repair Windows 10 without losing data (with Windows 10 installer USB drive)

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SrtTrail.txt is the log file that is created by the automatic repair of Windows 10. You should especially see it when the automatic repair is looping on Windows 10 and the blue screen « Automatic repair could not fix your PC » appears. poster.

This log file is important because it contains all errors encountered when starting Windows 10. By analyzing these errors, you will be able to identify the source of the problem and correct it so that Windows 10 starts again correctly.

In this tutorial we will see how read this log file StrTrail.txt in order to find the file (s) responsible for the Windows 10 crash.

Inventory

When you start your PC, you get a blue screen (BSOD) indicating that the automatic repair has failed and a StrTrail.txt log file was generated:

Automatic Repair could not fix your PC

Click « Advanced Options » to try other PC recovery options or « Shut Down » to shut down your PC.

Log file: C: WINDOWS System32 Logfiles Srt SrtTrail.txt

Take the next step to find out how read this StrTrail.txt file from that blue screen.

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Read the contents of the StrTrail.txt file

  1. Click on Advanced options.
  2. Click on Troubleshooting > Advanced options > Command Prompt.
  3. Enter the following command to view the contents of the StrTrail.txt log file:
    type C:WindowsSystem32LogFilesSrtSrtTrail.txt
  4. The results of the various tests performed by the automatic repair of Windows 10 are displayed. Spot the test who failed and identify the responsible file (s) of this failure.
  5. Take the next step.
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Fix StrTrail.txt errors

  1. If everything is OK, you will get the message:
    Cause initiale trouvée :
    --------------------------
    L'état du démarrage indique le système d'exploitation a correctement démarré.

    In that case, restart your pc. Windows 10 should start correctly.

  2. If any errors are found, you will get a message like this:
    Cause initiale trouvée : 
    ---------------------------
    Le fichier critique de démarrage C:EFIMicrosoftbootresourcescustombootres.dll est endommagé.
    Action de réparation : Réparation de fichier
    Résultat : Echec de l'opération. Code d'erreur = 0x4005
    Durée = 1094 ms
    

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L’System restart tool (Startup Repair) is a recovery tool capable of solving some system problems that may prevent Windows from starting.

The System Restart Tool scans your PC for the problem and then tries to resolve it automatically so that Windows 10 can boot properly. This tool can only fix certain issues, such as missing or damaged system files.

The System Restart Tool log file is located here: C:WINDOWSSystem32LogfilesSrtSrtTrail.txt.

Here’s how to use it! ☝

Repair Windows 10 startup

  1. When starting the PC, depending on your situation:
    • You arrive on the blue screen « Automatic repair »: click on the button Advanced options.
    • You do not have access to anything at all: start on the advanced startup options of Windows 10 (several methods are offered to achieve this).
  2. Then on Troubleshooting > Advanced options > System restart tool.
  3. Select your user account (with administrator rights) then enter your password.
  4. The System Restart Tool will then run a PC diagnostic and attempt to repair automatically.
  5. If Startup Repair is successful, you will have access to Windows 10 again.
  6. If Startup Repair fails, a summary of the problem appears in the log file SrtTrail.txt.

    In this case, you have two solutions:

    • Launch the System Restart Tool again: Click Advanced Options> System Restart Tool. Sometimes you have to run the tool up to 3 times and restart the PC each time to fix the startup problem.
    • Launch Windows 10 : Click Advanced options> Continue. Check if Windows 10 starts correctly.
  7. If the problem persists, see this article for analyze the SrtTrail.txt log file :
    SrtTrail.txt error during automatic repair of Windows 10

Congratulations! You have solved the startup issue on Windows 10 with theSystem restart tool. 👍

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Windows 7 does not start anymore? Think about the tool System repair (System Repair) !

 

Startup Repair is a system recovery tool that scans your PC for startup problems and repairs automatically errors that prevent Windows 7 from starting correctly.

This tool is found in System recovery options, accessible from a Windows 7 installation USB key or from the Advanced Startup Options.

Startup Repair can fix startup problems caused by the following problems :

  • Corrupted registry.
  • Missing or damaged system files / drivers.
  • Corrupted MBR, partition table or boot sector.
  • Corrupted file system.
  • Installing problematic or incompatible drivers, service packs, or fixes.
  • BCD (Boot Configuration Data) (store storing boot information) corrupted.
  • Defective memory or hard drive (detection only).

A log file containing diagnostic information and repair results is generated here: C:WindowsSystem32LogfilesSrtSrtTrail.txt.


Here’s how to use the Startup Repair tool to repair Windows 7 startup :

  1. Access to System recovery options Windows 7.
  2. Click on Startup Repair.
  3. Wait for Windows 7 Startup Repair.
  4. If errors are found, click on the button Repair and restart to make repairs and restart your PC.
  5. If no errors were found, you will get the following message: « The system restart tool did not find a problem ». You can click on View diagnostic and repair details for a summary of the actions performed by Boot Recovery. Click on Finish then restart your PC.
  6. After restarting the PC, check if Windows 7 starts correctly.
  7. If Windows 7 still does not start: restart Startup Repair a new time. Sometimes you have to run the tool up to 3 times and restart the PC every time to fix the boot problem.

Congratulations! You repaired Windows 7 startup using the Startup Repair tool. 👍

Yes the boot problem persists, I invite you to follow all the solutions presented in this article:

Repair Windows 7 startup

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Convert MBR disk to GPT without data loss https://theprinterdriver.com/574-convert-mbr-disk-to-gpt-without-data-loss https://theprinterdriver.com/574-convert-mbr-disk-to-gpt-without-data-loss#respond Mon, 12 Oct 2020 21:03:44 +0000 https://theprinterdriver.com/?p=574

This tutorial explains how convert an MBR disk to GPT without data loss using the new tool MBR2GPT Windows 10.

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GPT is a new generation format that allows a disk (HDD or SSD) to have up to 128 partitions and a maximum size of 256 To by partition.

MBR2GPT can only convert system disks (disks on which Windows is installed). If you want to convert data disks to GPT and without data loss, use Gptgen.

Important : if your goal is to convert the system disk (the one where Windows is installed) from your computer, make sure that it has a firmware UEFI. Indeed, only UEFI can start on a GPT disk. If you convert your system disk to GPT while you have BIOS firmware, you will no longer be able to boot into Windows.

MBR2GPT: presentation of the tool

MBR2GPT is a tool that allows you to convert an MBR (Master Boot Record) type disk to GPT (GUID Partition Table) without modifying or deleting data on the disk.

The tool is designed to be run from a command prompt from the Windows pre-installation environment (Windows PE) (i.e. from the Windows 10 installer accessible via a W10 installation USB key) but it can also be run from Windows 10 using the option /allowFullOS.

MBR2GPT is available on Windows 10 v1703 and later versions of W10.


You can use MBR2GPT for:

  • Convert a disk system MBR to GPT. You you can not use the tool to convert non-system disks (Windows must be installed on the disk to convert).
  • Convert an MBR disk with volumes encrypted by BitLocker if protection is suspended. To use BitLocker again after conversion, you will need to remove the existing protectors and recreate them.
  • Convert the system disks on which older versions of Windows 10 are installed (1507, 1511 and 1607). However, you need to run MBR2GPT from Windows 10 v1703 or later and convert offline (i.e. from WinPE).

Converting system disks that have older versions of Windows installed (Windows 7, 8 or 8.1) is not not officially supported. The recommended way to convert these disks is to upgrade Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10 and then convert MBR disk to GPT, or else use Gptgen.

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MBR2GPT syntax

MBR2GPT /validate|convert [/disk:] [/logs:] [/map:=] [/allowFullOS]
Option Description
/validate Tells MBR2GPT.exe not to perform that the validation steps disk and indicate whether the disk is eligible for conversion.
/convert Instructs MBR2GPT.exe to perform disk validation and convert if all validation tests pass.
/disk: Specifies the disc number to convert to GPT. If not specified, the system disk is used. The mechanism used is the same as that used by the SELECT DISK SYSTEM command of the diskpart.exe tool.
/logs: Specifies the directory in which newspapers MBR2GPT.exe must be written. If not specified,% windir% is used. If specified, the directory must already exist, it will not be created or replaced automatically.
/map:= Specifies additional mappings. The MBR partition number is shown in decimal, not hexadecimal. The GPT GUID can contain square brackets, for example: / map: 42 = {af9b60a0-1431-4f62-bc68-3311714a69ad}. Multiple / map options can be specified if multiple mappings are required.
/allowFullOS By default, MBR2GPT.exe is blocked unless it is run from Windows PE. This option disables this blocking and allows you to convert a disk in a Windows environment running.
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Convert an MBR disk to GPT

From Windows PE

Here is how to use MBR2GPT to convert a system disk to GPT offline, that is, from the Windows Pre-Installation Environment (WinPE):

  1. Open a Command Prompt since :
  2. Identify the number system disk to convert using DiskPart:
    diskpart
    list disk
  3. Check whether the disk can be converted to GPT (replace 0 by the number of your disc):
    mbr2gpt /validate /disk:0
    
    MBR2GPT: Attempting to validate disk 0
    MBR2GPT: Retrieving layout of disk
    MBR2GPT: Validating layout, disk sector size is: 512 bytes
    MBR2GPT: Validation completed successfully
  4. Convert the system disk in GPT:
    mbr2gpt /convert /disk:0
    
    MBR2GPT will now attempt to convert the default book disk.
    If conversion is successful the disk can only be booted in GPT mode.
    These changes cannot be undone!
    
    MBR2GPT: Attempting to convert disk 0
    MBR2GPT: Retrieving layout of disk
    MBR2GPT: Validating layout, disk sector size is: 512 bytes
    MBR2GPT: Trying to shrink the system partition
    MBR2GPT: Trying to shrink the OS partition
    MBR2GPT: Creating the EFI system partition
    MBR2GPT: Installing the new boot files
    MBR2GPT: Performing the layout conversion
    MBR2GPT: Migrating default boot entry
    MBR2GPT: Adding recovery boot entry
    MBR2GPT: Fixing drive letter mapping
    MBR2GPT: Conversion completed successfully
    MBR2GPT: Before the new system can boot properly you need to switch the firmware to boot to UEFI mode!
  5. Once the disk has been converted to GPT, restart your PC then go to the UEFI firmware settings.
  6. In order for your computer to boot in UEFI mode, change the “UEFI Boot” option to UEFA instead of Legacy (or CSM).
  7. Save the changes then restart your computer to boot to Windows 10 in UEFI mode.

Congratulations! You have converted an MBR system disk to GPT using the MBR2GPT tool and since WinPE. 👍

From Windows 10

Here is how to use MBR2GPT to convert a system disk to GPT from a Windows 10 running :

  1. Open a Command Prompt as administrator.
  2. Check whether the disk can be converted to GPT (replace 0 by the number of your disc):
    mbr2gpt /validate /allowFullOS
    
    MBR2GPT: Attempting to validate disk 0
    MBR2GPT: Retrieving layout of disk
    MBR2GPT: Validating layout, disk sector size is: 512 bytes
    MBR2GPT: Validation completed successfully
  3. Convert the system disk in GPT:
    mbr2gpt /convert /allowFullOS
    
    MBR2GPT will now attempt to convert the default book disk.
    If conversion is successful the disk can only be booted in GPT mode.
    These changes cannot be undone!
    
    MBR2GPT: Attempting to convert disk 0
    MBR2GPT: Retrieving layout of disk
    MBR2GPT: Validating layout, disk sector size is: 512 bytes
    MBR2GPT: Trying to shrink the system partition
    MBR2GPT: Trying to shrink the OS partition
    MBR2GPT: Creating the EFI system partition
    MBR2GPT: Installing the new boot files
    MBR2GPT: Performing the layout conversion
    MBR2GPT: Migrating default boot entry
    MBR2GPT: Adding recovery boot entry
    MBR2GPT: Fixing drive letter mapping
    MBR2GPT: Conversion completed successfully
    MBR2GPT: Before the new system can boot properly you need to switch the firmware to boot to UEFI mode!
  4. Once the disk has been converted to GPT, restart your PC then go to the UEFI firmware settings.
  5. In order for your computer to boot in UEFI mode, change the “UEFI Boot” option to UEFA instead of Legacy (or CSM).
  6. Save the changes then restart your computer to boot to Windows 10 in UEFI mode.

Congratulations! You have converted an MBR system disk to GPT using the MBR2GPT tool and from a Windows 10 running. 👍

Other tools

To convert a data disk (non-system) to GPT, you can use either DiskPart (with loss of data) or Gptgen (without data loss). For more information :

Convert MBR disk to GPT on Windows 10, 8 and 7

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Convert MBR disk to GPT on Windows [10, 8, 7] https://theprinterdriver.com/568-convert-mbr-disk-to-gpt-on-windows-10-8-7 https://theprinterdriver.com/568-convert-mbr-disk-to-gpt-on-windows-10-8-7#respond Mon, 12 Oct 2020 20:57:38 +0000 https://theprinterdriver.com/?p=568 This tutorial explains how convert an MBR disk to GPT with or without data loss.

 

 

Why convert MBR disk to GPT?

Converting a disk to GPT is useful in more than one way !

First, using the GPT partitioning table allows you tooverride the limitations now disabling MBR. The GPT format allows you to create up to 128 partitions (instead of 4) and to create partitions of up to 256 TB (instead of 2.2 TB).

And second, the GPT is indispensable if you want to install Windows 7, 8 or 10 and fashion UEFI : Windows in UEFI mode requires that a disk use the GPT partitioning table and no longer the traditional MBR.

To take advantage of all these possibilities, you will need convert your MBR disk to GPT.

That’s good, that’s the subject of this tutorial! 😉

Introduction: Convert a disk to GPT

Until now, the main problem that arose when one wanted to convert MBR disk to GPT is that the disk had to be empty, without partitions. It was therefore impossible to perform the conversion without losing all data of the disc.

But that was before ! With Gptgen and more recently with Microsoft’s MBR2GPT, it is now possible to convert an MBR disk to GPT without data loss.

In this tutorial, I suggest 4 methods to convert your disk to GPT:

  • With MBR2GPT: without data loss.
  • With Gptgen: without data loss.
  • With DiskPart: with data loss.
  • With the Disk Management tool: with data loss.

If you choose a method without data loss, I recommend that you exercise caution and back up your data : copy them to an external medium or create a disc image (disc image = exact copy of a disc saved as an image file).

Finally, note that only the MBR2GPT tool can convert a system disk in use.

Method # 1: with MBR2GPT

i Note : MBR2GPT is only available on Windows 10 v1703 and later versions of Windows 10.

MBR2GPT is a new tool developed by Microsoft that allows you to convert system disks (disks on which Windows is installed) MBR in GPT. It is not possible to convert data discs with this tool.

It is the only tool that can convert system disk in use. In other words, you can use it to convert the disk that Windows 10 booted from and from that same Windows 10.

To know how to use MBR2GPT, follow this guide:

MBR2GPT: Convert MBR disk to GPT without data loss

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Method # 2: with DiskPart

! Attention : all data on the disk will be erased.

Here is how to convert MBR disk to GPT with DiskPart :

  1. Open a Command Prompt. To convert your system drive, open this command prompt from Advanced Reboot Options or a Windows installation USB stick / DVD.
  2. Start DiskPart:
    diskpart
  3. Identify the number disk to convert to GPT:
    list disk
  4. Select the disk to convert to GPT (replace 0 by the number of your disc):
    select disk 0
  5. Display the disc information (to be sure you are not mistaken):
    detail disk
  6. Erase all the contents of the disc:
    clean
  7. Convert the disk in GPT:
    convert gpt
  8. Exit DiskPart:
    exit
  9. If you converted your disk to install Windows on it, you can continue by following this tutorial: install Windows 7, 8 or 10 in UEFI mode.
    how-to-convert-an-mbr-hard-drive-to-gpt-on-windows-10-8-and-7-diskpart-cmd

Congratulations! You have converted your MBR disk to GPT using DiskPart. 👍

Method # 3: with Gptgen

Gptgen is a tool that allows converting MBR disks to GPT without data loss.

advice : if you want to convert your system disk (the one you plan to install Windows on) in GPT to take advantage of the features offered by UEFI, here is what I recommend depending on your situation:

  • To install Windows 10: use the MBR2GPT tool instead, which allows you to convert a system disk lossless of data.
  • To install Windows 7 or 8.1: convert your disk with loss data using Diskpart. This is because Gptgen is not an official tool, so there are chances that the conversion will fail and you will lose your data. It is better to save your data to external media, erase and then convert the disk to GPT to finally install Windows in UEFI mode.

Here is how to convert MBR disk to GPT with Gptgen :

  1. Download Gptgen.
  2. Unzip the archive at the root from your disk (C :).
    how-to-convert-an-mbr-hard-drive-to-gpt-on-windows-10-8-and-7-gptgen-folder
  3. Open a Command Prompt from this folder. To do this, while holding the key Maj ⇧ down, right-click on an empty area and select Open a command window here.
  4. Identify the number disk to convert to GPT:
    diskpart
    list disk
    exit
  5. Convert the disk in GPT (replace 0 by the disc number):
    cd C:gptgen-1.1
    gptgen.exe -w \.physicaldrive0
    Y
  6. Restart your PC for the changes to take effect by Windows.
    how-to-convert-an-mbr-hard-drive-to-gpt-on-windows-10-8-and-7-gptgen-cmd

Congratulations! You have converted your MBR disk to GPT without data loss using Gptgen. 👍

Method # 4: Using the Disk Management Tool

! Attention : all data on your disk will be erased.

  1. Open the tool Disk management :
    • via the Start menu or the Research :
    • via le Quick Link menu :
    • away there Run command : diskmgmt.msc.
  2. Change the display to view the format (MBR or GPT) of the disks: View> Top> Disc List.
  3. Identify the disk to convert to GPT. Here is « Disk 1 ».
  4. Delete all volumes from the disk: right click on each volume> Remove volume.
  5. The disk now has unallocated space.
  6. Convert disk to GPT by right clicking disk> Conversion to GPT disk.
  7. There you have it, the disk has been converted to GPT! All you have to do is create volumes on it to be able to use it.

Congratulations! You have converted your MBR disk to GPT using the Disk Management tool. 👍

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Create a local account when installing Windows 10 (1909 and later) https://theprinterdriver.com/562-create-a-local-account-when-installing-windows-10-1909-and-late https://theprinterdriver.com/562-create-a-local-account-when-installing-windows-10-1909-and-late#respond Mon, 12 Oct 2020 20:41:17 +0000 https://theprinterdriver.com/?p=562 Since Windows 10 1909, it is no longer possible to create a local account when installing Windows 10. Indeed, Microsoft now requires the creation and use of a Microsoft account to log in to Windows 10.

Fortunately, solutions exist to get around this limitation!

In this tutorial we will see how to create a local account instead of a Microsoft account when installing Windows 10.

Preamble: local account vs. Microsoft account

Windows 10 supports two types user account:

  • an account local, which is not connected to any Microsoft online service.
  • an account Microsoft, which is connected to many Microsoft services such as Office 365, OneDrive and provides extended functionalities such as synchronization of settings, downloading of applications through the Microsoft Store …

If you are committed to respecting your privacy, a local user account is preferable. Indeed, by using a Microsoft account, a good amount of your personal data is collected by Microsoft.

Turn off telemetry and tracking on Windows 10

Before Windows 10 1909, it was possible to create a local account when installing Windows 10. An option « Offline account » allowed the use of a local account rather than a Microsoft account:

Before: Windows 10 offers an “Offline account” option

Unfortunately, since Windows 10 1909, this option is masked, making the creation of a local account impossible :

Now: Windows 10 requires the use of a Microsoft account

Only theFamily edition Windows 10 is affected by this change: it no longer has the option « Offline account » to create a local account.

On the other editions (Professional, Company…), it is always possible to create a local account.


To work around this limitation, there are many solutions :

  • Disconnect your computer from the Internet. To do this, unplug the Ethernet cable or do not enter the security key of your Wi-Fi connection when Windows 10 asks you to do so.
  • Enter an incorrect phone number several times. The Windows 10 installer will automatically switch to creating a local account.
  • Create a local account AFTER installing Windows 10 then delete the Microsoft account.
  • Temporarily deactivate the network connection (Ethernet or Wi-Fi) on which the Internet access is located. In the absence of an Internet connection, Windows 10 will then offer you to create a local account. It is this solution that I offer you here! 👍
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Create a local account when installing Windows 10

  1. Run the Windows 10 installation until you get toconfiguration screen. You can achieve this by:
  2. Continue to the screen Sign in with Microsoft. As you can see, there is no longer the option “Offline account”.
  3. Open a Command Prompt by pressing the keys ⇧ Maj + F10.
  4. Open the « Network Connections » window by entering the command control netconnections then Enter.
  5. Disable Internet access by right-clicking on your network connection> Deactivate.

    Internet access is now disabled.

  6. Return to the « Microsoft Account » window by pressing the keys Alt + Tab ↹.
  7. Click on the button following.
  8. The message « An error has occurred (OOBEIDPS) » is displayed. Click on Try again or Ignore.
  9. There you are, you are now on the screen that allows you to create a local account!
  10. Before continuing, reactivate Internet access: do Alt + Tab ↹ to return to the “Network connections” window then reactivate the network connection.
  11. Close the “Network Connections” window.
  12. You can now create your local account and continue installing Windows 10. 👍

Congratulations! You have successfully created a local user account when installing Windows 10 1909 or later. 👍

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delete a user account (6 methods) https://theprinterdriver.com/549-delete-a-user-account-6-methods-le-crabe-info https://theprinterdriver.com/549-delete-a-user-account-6-methods-le-crabe-info#respond Sat, 10 Oct 2020 21:10:15 +0000 https://theprinterdriver.com/?p=549 This tutorial explains how delete a user on Windows 10 thanks to 6 different methods. It doesn’t matter if this user account is a local account or a Microsoft account, the procedure is the same.

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Informations

  • You cannot delete a user account currently logged in. You will need to log out the user first.
  • You must be logged in with an account with the administrator rights to be able to delete a user account.

To delete a user account on Windows 10, you have several options:

N ° 1: via Settings

  1. Open them Settings.
  2. Select Accounts > Family and other users.
  3. Under Other users, click on the user account to delete> Remove.
    4.Click on the button Delete account and data to confirm the deletion of the user account.
  4. There you have it, the user has been deleted!

Congratulations! You deleted a user account on Windows 10 using the Settings. 👍

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N ° 2: via the Control Panel

  1. Open the Control panel :
    • via the Start menu> Windows System> Control Panel.
    • away there Run command : control.
  2. Select User Accounts> Delete user accounts.
  3. Select the user account to delete.
  4. Choose if you want remove or keep files of the user. If you decide to keep them, they will be saved in a folder  » [Nom d’utilisateur] On the Desktop of the currently logged in user account.
  5. Confirm the deletion of the user account by clicking on Delete account.
  6. There you have it, the user has been deleted!

Congratulations! You deleted a user account on Windows 10 using the Control panel. 👍

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N ° 3: via Local Users and Groups

  1. Open the window Local users and groups :
    • away there Run command : lusrmgr.msc.
    • via Control Panel> Administrative Tools> Computer Management> Local Users and Groups.
  2. Open the folder Users.
  3. Right click on the user account to delete> Remove.
  4. Confirm the deletion of the user by clicking on Yes.
  5. There you have it, the user has been deleted!

Congratulations! You deleted a user account on Windows 10 using the window Local users and groups. 👍

N ° 4: with netplwiz

  1. Open Network Places Wizard aka. netplwiz :
    • away there Run command : netplwiz.
  2. Check the box Users must enter a username and password to use this computer if it is not done yet.
  3. Select the user to delete then click on the button Remove.
  4. Confirm the deletion of the user account.
  5. There you have it, the user has been deleted!

Congratulations! You deleted a user account on Windows 10 using netplwiz. 👍

# 5: with the command prompt

  1. Open a Command Prompt as administrator.
  2. View all user accounts on the system:
    net users
    
    comptes d’utilisateurs de \DESKTOP-OUDNFT2
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Administrateur           DefaultAccount           Invité
    La Langouste             Le Crabe                 WDAGUtilityAccount
  3. Delete the user account by entering its last name (eg: « La Langouste »):
    net user "Nom d'utilisateur" /delete
  4. There you have it, the user has been deleted!

Congratulations! You deleted a user account on Windows 10 using theCommand Prompt. 👍

# 6: with PowerShell

  1. Open PowerShell as administrator.
  2. View all user accounts on the system:
    Get-LocalUser
    
    Name               Enabled Description
    ----               ------- -----------
    Administrateur     False   Compte d’utilisateur d’administration
    DefaultAccount     False   Compte utilisateur géré par le système.
    Invité             False   Compte d’utilisateur invité
    La Langouste       True
    Le Crabe           True
    WDAGUtilityAccount False   Compte d’utilisateur géré et utilisé par le système pour les scénarios Windows Defender A...
  3. Delete the user account by entering its last name (eg: « La Langouste »):
    Remove-LocalUser -Name "Nom d'utilisateur"
  4. There you have it, the user has been deleted!

Congratulations! You deleted a user account on Windows 10 using PowerShell. 👍

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This tutorial explains how you connect automatically to Windows 10 without password.

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By default, to log into Windows 10, you must close the lock screen and then enter your user account password on the login screen. By following this tutorial, you will remove / delete the mandatory entry of the password for your user account. Your session will then open automatically when Windows 10 starts.

Informations

  • You must be logged in with an account with the administrator rights to be able to configure the automatic connection of a user.
  • If you change password user account used for automatic login, you will need to repeat the steps below using the new password.
  • If you configure Windows to automatically sign in to a user account, and if you then change the computer name, you will see an “Other User” account attempting to login without success. You will then have to manually select your user account and then log in. For your account to automatically reconnect when Windows 10 starts, you will need to repeat the steps below.

Configure automatic connection when Windows 10 starts

To sign in to Windows 10 without password, follow these steps:

  1. Open Network Places Wizard aka. netplwiz :
    • away there Run command : netplwiz or control userpasswords2.
  2. Tick the “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer” box.

    i Note : if you have activated thepassword-less authentication with Windows Hello (face recognition, fingerprint recognition or PIN code), you will not see the box « Users must enter a username and password to use this computer. »

  3. Select the username the account to automatically log in when Windows 10 starts.
  4. Uncheck the “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer” box.
  5. Push the button OK.
  6. Enter the password for the user account twice and click OK.
  7. That’s it, Windows 10 is now configured to automatically log in the user account you selected!

Congratulations! You have enabled automatic login for a user account on Windows 10 via netplwiz. 👍

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On Windows 10, when running or installing an application, a erreur ShellExecuteEx is displayed.
An error code 2, 5 or others may appear which leads to different problems.
For example, ShellExecuteEx failed; code 5 indicates access denied.
While the code 2 gives « The specified file could not be found ».

Here are some solutions to fix these ShellExecuteEx errors on Windows 10.

Erreur ShellExecuteEx – code -2

 

ShellExecuteEx error on Windows 10

Execute as administrator

First, try to run your application with an administrator token.
This can work if the ShellExecuteEx error affects a particular application.

The procedure to follow is as follows:
Right click on the application shortcut then run as administrator

Launch an application as a Windows 10 administrator

If this fixes the problem, you can force administrator execution by right-clicking on the shortcut then properties.
Then click on the Shortcut tab then at the bottom right on Advanced.
Finally in the new advanced properties window, check the option « Execute as administrator« .

Launch an application as a Windows 10 administrator

Recreate user session

The proposal and method presented is not viable in the long term, especially if the ShellExecuteEx error is displayed on many applications.

To make sure that the problem is not related to a corruption of the user session, try to create a new one.

To do so, follow the article: How to add or create an administrator user on Windows easily

If it works on the new user, transfer all your data to that user and delete the old one.

Uninstall protection software

If you really can not achieve anything and the ShellExecuteEx errors persist: try to uninstall your antivirus and all protection software including MBAM.

Other solutions

Windows Repair

Windows Repair also sometimes helps with connection problems.
Download and launch the software then click on the Open Repair tab.
Click on Present Common Repair then Go to start the repair.

Follow the tutorial: Windows Repair Tutorial

Windows Repair Tutorial: How to Repair Windows

Repair Windows 10

Finally if nothing works, you can try to repair Windows 10.
The following article explains how to do it: How to fix Windows 10 without losing data.

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