Error installing WIndows 10

Hi,

While installing Windows 10, I was brought to the Recovery stage.  

It says "The OS cannot be loaded because the digital signature of a file couldn't be verified".

File:\windows\System32\drivers\EMSC.SYS

Error code:0xc0000428

I could only proceed after I pressed F7.  Then it happens every time after I restart the system.

Any advice is appreciated.

Thank you.

WSH0

 

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Last updated May 21, 2020 Views 1,425 Applies to:

Hi,

I am sorry to know that you are unable to install Windows 10.

Try to Disable Driver Signature Enforcement and check if it helps.

Press F8 during the boot process and then select the option "Disable Driver Signature Enforcement" and then try.

Reference:

Troubleshooting Boot Issues due to missing Driver signature (x64)

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2012/04/15/troubleshooting-boot-issues-due-to-missing-driver-signature-x64.aspx

If you are still unable to install, then try to rollback to Windows 7 and try the steps below.

1. Disable (preferably uninstall) your Antivirus utility before attempting the upgrade.
2. Restart a few times and try again.
3. Disable General USB Devices (example - Smart Card Reader).
4. Do a clean boot and try again.

This helps eliminate software conflicts that occur when you install a program or an update or when you run a program in Windows. It starts Windows by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs.
How to perform a Clean Boot in Windows: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

                                                                                                                    
Note: After troubleshooting, refer to this section "How to reset the computer to start normally after clean boot troubleshooting" in the above link.

5. If you are upgrading using the .ISO file, disconnect from the Internet during setup, if you are connected by LAN (Ethernet) or Wi-Fi, disable both and attempt setup again.
6. If you are updating through Windows Update, when the download reaches 100% disconnect from the Internet LAN (Ethernet) or Wi-Fi and proceed with the installation.
7. If that does not work, try using the .ISO file to upgrade if possible.
8. If you are connected to a domain, switch to a local account
9. If you have any external devices attached to the machine, disconnect them (example, gaming controllers, USB keys, external hard disk, printers, non-essential devices).

Having issues with your Windows 10 upgrade?  Get help here:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install/windows-10-upgrade/6493e352-b300-4ec8-bb99-c8c0a3a01c1c

Get help with Windows 10 upgrade and installation errors:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/upgrade-install-errors-windows-10

 

Windows Startup Settings (including safe mode):
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/windows-startup-settings-safe-mode

Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.

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Hi Kalpana,

I used F8 and the problem does not surface anymore.  Thank you.

regards

WSH0

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Thank you for the info....I will follow  through with these steps.

The last question  I need answered is if I tried  to  load  Windows  10 before July deadline  can I still load it now for free still?

Thank you. 

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