Windows 10 October Cumulative Update Fails

KB4577671 was automatically downloaded and attempted to be installed without me realizing it.  After this was done, I was prompted to reboot Windows 10 Professional.  Upon rebooting, my workstation gets stuck in a non-stop reboot loop.  This update is the cause of it.  This happened early in the morning, and I had enough time to restore my last full backup that was less than one month old.

After restoring from backup, I successfully logged into Windows 10 as expected.  Here's the thing though--  even though I have updates paused in my backup, they become enabled right after a restore.  Windows 10 does this automatically.  I started to update my software then shortly checked Windows update to see updates being downloaded.  I immediately paused them.  However, it seems I paused too late, because in this short time Windows update again mangled Windows 10 boot.  There were several updates to install, and Windows update managed to break my system boot very quickly.

This reboot loop is non-stop.  What I had to do was use my bootable Windows 10 install DVD to attempt a repair.  I then restored to prior to the Windows update.  This is when I faced issue #2-- restore points do not repair Windows update breaking Windows start-up.  Even after reverting to this restore point, I was still in a boot loop!

I had to perform a full image restore yet again.  When this finally completed, I again logged into Windows 10 then immediately went to Windows Update to pause updates while it was still looking for them.  It took a very long time to undo this mess created by Windows update.

Here is what is not going to work-- downloading the latest full Windows image, because Windows 2004 fails miserably to install.  Since I absolutely cannot log into Windows due to this boot loop, Windows telemetry has no way of sending this failure to Microsoft for investigation and repair.

Oh boy.  What a mess.

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Below is my current Windows version after restoring from image.  I did manage to install the September updates, but I lost those now.  I may download from the service catalog to install one by one, but the October updates currently cause major failures.

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First Option will be to perform a System Restore and after checking if an update is available!

Try this procedure to verify that you are repairing the Directories:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/for...

Hope this helps!

Sincerely,

Jediael Elias Corrêa

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Thanks for responding.  I want to run a full backup after bringing my system up to date as much as possible prior to attempting to install this update again.  I lose everything when it fails, and I already spent hours updating all software again.

I was able to install the following updates from the Microsoft System Catalog:

KB4578974

I was not able to install this update that I had installed successfully prior to my reboot loop incident this morning:

KB4023057

I get an error about not able to start some remediation service.

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Sorry for the delay, I was looking for ways to help you!

Here is another option which will be the Manual Download of the Update Package, according to links below:

https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search... % 28TnL5HPStwNw-CupHVibsyG6V0pRoW2KT8g% 29% 28% 29 & irclickid = _01ncjfcn19kfq3qrkk0sohzjxm2xszlgyn6ba9sa00

Here's a tutorial on how to do it!

https://thewincentral.com/how-to-install-cab-fi...

Note: This is a non-Microsoft website. The page appears to be providing accurate, safe information. Watch out for ads on the site that may advertise products frequently classified as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Products). Thoroughly research any product advertised on the site before you decide to download and install it.

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Jediael Elias Corrêa

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Thank you so much for your research.  I will give this a try at the end of my work day.

When I lose my computer, I am unable to do my job.

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Hi,

We are happy with your contact!

I thank you for your return and good luck!

I hope I can solve your problem!

Once resolved let us know so that we can understand that your case has been resolved!

Hope this helps!

Sincerely,

Jediael Elias Corrêa

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I completed a full image back-up of my current functional Windows 10 system.

I started executing steps from your initial link:

My backup images are clean, so no changes made above.

I can certainly run Windows Update again, but unless fixes have been made, I suspect it will fail again just as it did days ago.

The Media Creation tool download followed by in-place install failed previously as I wrote above.  I can also try this, if Windows 2004 has been improved.  The latest 1909 is failing, so it likely has not improved.

These were the updates that were pending prior to me pausing all updates:

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I am trying Windows Update again right now.  It is now installing the same versions from my screenshot above.

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There was a slight behavior change, but the reboot loop remains. 

The slight change is now it shows Preparing Automatic Repair before a hard reboot. 

If you tell me what logs to get to help this get fixed, please tell me within the next 30 minutes. 

I will restore my clone and lose everything again. 

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I am going to boot from my Windows 10 setup DVD again to see if there was an improvement to reverting to a restore point. 

Here goes...

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