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I have to admit, I absolutely hate Windows 10! An OS too clever for it's own good. Anyway, I could do with some help. I had been experiencing some issues with P3DV4 not working correctly. After submitting flight details etc and clicking start flight, it would begin to load a flight and then simply disappear from the screen. No explanation or anything. Having initiated several different actions to try and get it working, with no success, I decided to do a system restore. After the system restore initiated, it appeared that the screen was stuck on the action for about half an hour, far longer than I have experienced before, so I left it for another 30 minutes. Following an hour of nothing happening, I switched off the computer and rebooted, and this is where things have stalled. The PC simply won't boot into Windows. All I have is a black screen with the curser. No timer turning round or anything, other than the curser on screen. I have tried to get into safe mode, but with no success. Once I get back into Windows I can install a backup. Can anyone offer a suggestion? Cheers.

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P3Dv4, Asus Z170-A MB, i7-6700 Skylake @ 4.5ghz, Asus GTX1080ti 11Gb GPU, 16gb RAM@3200Mhz, SSD/1Tb+P3D.v4.4, SSD/500Gb+OS, Western Digital 1Tb HD + Storage, Ocz 750 PSU, Philips BDM4350UC 43" 4K IPS, 2 x 17" Dell @ 1920x1200. PFC Yoke, Warthog throttle system, Saitek combat pedals, Saitek switch and radio panels, VRinsight Boeing 2 MCP.



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P3Dv4, Asus Z170-A MB, i7-6700 Skylake @ 4.5ghz, Asus GTX1080ti 11Gb GPU, 16gb RAM@3200Mhz, SSD/1Tb+P3D.v4.4, SSD/500Gb+OS, Western Digital 1Tb HD + Storage, Ocz 750 PSU, Philips BDM4350UC 43" 4K IPS, 2 x 17" Dell @ 1920x1200. PFC Yoke, Warthog throttle system, Saitek combat pedals, Saitek switch and radio panels, VRinsight Boeing 2 MCP.



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As a relatively new Windows 10 user the one thing I did when I first got a new laptop is to create a bootable USB stick. You need a minimum of 32Gb but it will probably save your bacon should something critical happen.

I use Aomei Backupper (free for personal use) and copy my backups from a NAS box to an external HDD. That will allow me to do a full restore should the worst happen.

Good luck!

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System: P3D v4.5, Intel i7-8086K o/c to 4.6Ghz, Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti 11Gb, Samsung 970 EVO M.2 SSD, 1Tb Samsung 860 EVO SSD, Asus Prime Z370-A mobo, 32Gb G.Skill DDR4 3000Mhz RAM, Win 10 Pro 64-bit, BenQ PD3200U 32” UHD monitor.
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21 hours ago, wwdavis said:

I always make clone backups of my drives.

 

21 hours ago, Ray Proudfoot said:

As a relatively new Windows 10 user the one thing I did when I first got a new laptop is to create a bootable USB stick. You need a minimum of 32Gb but it will probably save your bacon should something critical happen.

I use Aomei Backupper (free for personal use) and copy my backups from a NAS box to an external HDD. That will allow me to do a full restore should the worst happen.

Good luck!

Thanks fellas. All sorted. I thought I had mislaid a Macrium bootable media disc, so was panicking a little, but after conducting a proper search I found the DVD disc which I made from last year. It worked a treat! Once into Windows I just reinstalled my Macrium backups from 4 weeks ago! Awesome work for a free programme. I can thoroughly recommend Macrium Reflect. Thanks again for the help guys, appreciated.

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Glad it worked out It is a real nightmare to reinstall from scratch especially all the licensing and configurations.

I use Ease to do but Macrium is also a great tool to have.

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