SOLVED Win 10 Home update is stuck in loop


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I have a ASUS Netbook (X200CA) that has received the free Win 10 upgrade a year or two ago. It recently went about it's business and installed one of the many Win 10 updates and has never been able to recover since that time (around 12/25/17 or shortly thereafter).

It gets to the blue Win 10 screen with the little dot ball circling around and it will do that forever if I let it (at least 24 hours).

1. I have downloaded the Win 10 ISO repair and created a repair console (I call it that) since I have no access to a recovery partion and I have never made an ISO image of the system.
1.1 I have tried every option on the repair choices with no ability to restore to an earlier point, and the only thing I can use from the advanced options is to get to the CMD prompt (although have not figured out how to elevate it or if that is even needed)

2. I can get to the C: OS drive and find the CBS log and have copied that to an USB drive. I have edited it down to just yesterday's try ~ #4 of getting this thing to complete the boot - that is attached to this post. The last two tries were last night (1/8/18) at and at 21:23 and then again at 21.48

CAN ANYONE READ THIS LOG AND MAKE SENSE OF WHAT IS LOOPING AND THEN PERHAPS I CAN GO SEARCH A MORE SPECIFIC QUESTION?????
 

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Hi p23185,

I would in your case do a fresh install and select "Upgrade" and don't format or delete any partitions, see the following link about re-setting which contains more or less what you need to know, you just need to boot from a fresh copy of W10:

https://www.windows10forums.com/threads/re-install-w10-and-keep-your-files-app-data-intact.15825/ :)

See also:

https://www.windows10forums.com/threads/how-to-upgrade-windows-10-to-the-latest-version.13015/

https://www.windows10forums.com/articles/system-restore-in-windows-10.36/ :)
 
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Hi p23185,

I would in your case do a fresh install and select "Upgrade" and don't format or delete any partitions, see the following link about re-setting which contains more or less what you need to know, you just need to boot from a fresh copy of W10:

https://www.windows10forums.com/threads/re-install-w10-and-keep-your-files-app-data-intact.15825/ :)

See also:

https://www.windows10forums.com/threads/how-to-upgrade-windows-10-to-the-latest-version.13015/

https://www.windows10forums.com/articles/system-restore-in-windows-10.36/ :)
Since this netbook was purchased with an OEM installed Win 8, I have no Win product key in order to activate the newly installed Win 10.
 
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Once installed, it has a digital licence, as long as you re-install the same version it will auto activate upon completion of the install!. :)

If you installed W10 over Win8 when the free version of W10 was on offer, you are good-to-go!. ;)
 
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I am trashing the netbook as it is unfixable. The MS instrauctions on how to use Win 10 ISO DVD for repair console does not work as advertised and the menus are not as advertised from MS's own websites.
 
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Hi p23185,

why don't you create a USB stick and simply flatten the entire drive and install W10 on it?, you might be trashing a perfectly good computer?.:(
 
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