Windows 10 meltdown. Nothing working.

  Jeck Scett 23:46 15 Oct 2018

Hi all,

In dire need of help, my windows 10 has had a complete and utter meltdown. Here are a list of its problems

:Windows firewall won't turn on (error 0x80070422)

:Networking won't turn on (dependancy failed)

:Airplane mode greyed out

:Audio driver not working

:can't reset PC

:can't fresh install windows


:cant trouble shoot any of the above

:cant roll back windows version

All of the following are disabled with no way to enable either COM+ Event System • Computer Browser • DHCP Client • DNS Client • Network Connections • Network Location Awareness • Remote Procedure Call (RPC) • Server • TCP/IP Netbios helper • WLAN • Workstation

I cant even think of the rest as I'm not on my laptop but it has pulled a complete and utter Britney spears.

The laptop model is a hp pavilion 15.

Thank you to all who help !

  alanrwood 10:22 16 Oct 2018

Sounds as though the only realistic option is a complete reinstall from either a bootable Win 10 DVD or USB memory stick. I appreciate it might take some time but trying to fix the existing installation will probably take a lot more time and with no guarantee of success.Download the latest Media Creation Tool from MS. I believe it will still download Version 1803 not the latest screwed up Version 1809. You should not require a serial number as if Win 10 was already on the machine then it will be already registered on MS activation servers.

  Govan1x 10:49 16 Oct 2018

Maybe try it in safe mode to see if it works on there. If not try system restore to see if you can set it to a time when it did work.

How old is the laptop and was it loosing the time and date.

  mole44 10:13 17 Oct 2018

Acronis (Others are available) will do a complete clone of your disc to late now i know.But when all is working a clone of your disc on a regular basis (Bi-weekly) will save endless stress as a disc swap far easier then a complete reinstall.

  howard64 08:23 31 Dec 2018

to me this sounds like a really nasty infection. I would run malwarbytes and superantispyware. If you have Avast then set it to do a boot time scan.

  Forum Editor 12:51 31 Dec 2018


The thread was posted over two months ago. I imagine the problem has been resolved by now, one way or another.

  howard64 12:54 31 Dec 2018

thanks editor - I just thought as they had another pc this might be just sitting unused.

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