After a few months, my desktop recently updated to Windows 10 version 1903, and after upgrading to that version refused to boot up properly. The machine would show the Windows logo, and then immediately display a black screen. The screen wasn’t blank because I can move the mouse cursor around the screen, but couldn’t do anything else on the computer.
After recently upgrading my Plex Windows 10 machine, I had an issue where I couldn’t prevent hard drives from going to sleep on that system. After the system restarted, a few hours later I would get an email from Stablebit Scanner indicating that one or more of my drives were no longer connected.
I have talked about how I automatically backup my files from my server, but one thing I have discussed is how I backup my files from my Windows 10 desktop. Most of my important files are stored on my server, but I do have some data files, like game related files, that I would like to backup in case the hard drives in my desktop crash or begin causes data corruption in my files.
There may be a time when the Windows 10 update is stuck on downloading an update and doesn’t progress beyond that point. I have recently experienced this issue on a laptop where Windows Update wouldn’t progress beyond the downloading part of the update. I did manage to fix the issue and update the laptop. Below are the steps that I used to correct the problem.