I recently restored my system to restore point set prior to a failed upgrade to W10 . The restore was "successful" but then...
When I boot up, I get normal login but when I enter my password, system tells me it is setting up my desktop?? Then it stalls in never never land. When I boot in safe mode I get my normal desktop but not much works including networking. Most anything I try yields an explorer error message that the file or resource cannot be found, etc. Curiously I can open any PDF file with Acrobat and I can even browse and load other PDF files on the hard disk from within acrobat. I ran boot log and in fact most of the the drivers other than sysroot... did not load.
I tried all of the repair options provided by HP and microsoft without success.
After many other attempts to fix the system, I backed up the files and took your advice. Recovery to original configuration went great but in the setup phase I am stuck at "setup is starting services" error box says setup could not continue and to restart. That loops back to the same situation. I seem to have no where to go! this is apparently a common situation but I have found no relief from the Microsoft support boards.
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