Incomplete upgrade to Windows 10

How does one get Windows 10 to start?

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After the Windows 10 upgrade started and the legal issues were accepted, Windows 10 started loading. There was some hiccup in the process and Windows 10 was not completely loaded. Currently when the system is started Windows appears to load (the "window" icon and the circling dots) but then goes to a blue screen with "Welcome to Windows 10" a <name> and options for "Not <name>?" and "next". Clicking "Not <name>?", it attempts to restart. When clicking "Next" the circling beach ball starts, runs for an indeterminate time then stops. Windows 10 does not load.
 
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Make sure you disconnect any USB peripheral devices, especially any dongles supporting wireless keyboards and mice as well as any supporting wireless networking. I would even go so far as to disconnect any USB printers or scanners and such, leaving only a wired USB Mouse, a wired USB Keyboard and a Monitor and see if the machine would finishing booting and complete the upgrade.
Failing that.... ON the screen that you describe above, do you see a power icon? Can you select that and choose restart while simultaneously holding the Shift Key on your keyboard. This should get you into the advanced troubleshooting option screens and from there you might try using
Startup Settings to boot into Safe Mode and or Safe Mode with Networking.
Startup Repair
System Restore
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After the Windows 10 upgrade started and the legal issues were accepted, Windows 10 started loading. There was some hiccup in the process and Windows 10 was not completely loaded. Currently when the system is started Windows appears to load (the "window" icon and the circling dots) but then goes to a blue screen with "Welcome to Windows 10" a <name> and options for "Not <name>?" and "next". Clicking "Not <name>?", it attempts to restart. When clicking "Next" the circling beach ball starts, runs for an indeterminate time then stops. Windows 10 does not load.
Make sure you disconnect any USB peripheral devices, especially any dongles supporting wireless keyboards and mice as well as any supporting wireless networking. I would even go so far as to disconnect any USB printers or scanners and such, leaving only a wired USB Mouse, a wired USB Keyboard and a Monitor and see if the machine would finishing booting and complete the upgrade.
Failing that.... ON the screen that you describe above, do you see a power icon? Can you select that and choose restart while simultaneously holding the Shift Key on your keyboard. This should get you into the advanced troubleshooting option screens and from there you might try using
Startup Settings to boot into Safe Mode and or Safe Mode with Networking.
Startup Repair
System Restore
Go Back To......
Make sure you disconnect any USB peripheral devices, especially any dongles supporting wireless keyboards and mice as well as any supporting wireless networking. I would even go so far as to disconnect any USB printers or scanners and such, leaving only a wired USB Mouse, a wired USB Keyboard and a Monitor and see if the machine would finishing booting and complete the upgrade.
Failing that.... ON the screen that you describe above, do you see a power icon? Can you select that and choose restart while simultaneously holding the Shift Key on your keyboard. This should get you into the advanced troubleshooting option screens and from there you might try using
Startup Settings to boot into Safe Mode and or Safe Mode with Networking.
Startup Repair
System Restore
Go Back To......
Make sure you disconnect any USB peripheral devices, especially any dongles supporting wireless keyboards and mice as well as any supporting wireless networking. I would even go so far as to disconnect any USB printers or scanners and such, leaving only a wired USB Mouse, a wired USB Keyboard and a Monitor and see if the machine would finishing booting and complete the upgrade.
Failing that.... ON the screen that you describe above, do you see a power icon? Can you select that and choose restart while simultaneously holding the Shift Key on your keyboard. This should get you into the advanced troubleshooting option screens and from there you might try using
Startup Settings to boot into Safe Mode and or Safe Mode with Networking.
Startup Repair
System Restore
Go Back To......
This cleared the log jam and Windows 10 proceeded to start. I'm trying to connect to the internet now. Thank you very much.
 

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Not sure what "cleared the log jam" but glad to hear that you are at least booting now.
I'm trying to connect to the internet now
Not sure what problem you might be having in that regard, or what hardware devices you might be relying on to make that connection.
Keep in mind that if you are using "Safe Mode" then you will not be able to connect to the internet. IF you are using Safe Mode with networking it might depend more on the particular network adapter and if it requires a proprietary driver or not.
For instances in the case of certain "Killer" adapters (like an E2200) there are no native drivers available within the Windows 10 operating system and you'll need to install the driver separately from the Killer site. I'm pretty sure that they use an Atheros chipset, but their drivers are proprietary. That might also apply to other network adapters as well, especially some third party wireless dongles.
Best to check Device Manager and see what it says with respect to your network adapters as well as any other devices that may be showing some problems.
 
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Unplugging the laptop from everything cleared the log jam and Windows 10 proceeded to load and configure itself. After it settled down, all USB devices worked and network connectivity was reestablished. All user accounts worked, as did all apps so far. this looks like a fix for the time being.

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Glad you were able to work through it and that everything turned out OK.
That's usually the time that everyone panics and attempts to reset their PCs or rollback to the previous OS or something else and come to find out .....
That just makes things worse.
Thanks for keeping us updated as to your situation.
 
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