I don't know, possible, can also be a driver problem.I wonder if this is a hardware problem?
I understand your point #1I'm not sure if it will be helpful, but it is my experience.
■ Clean installation using MCT continued to fail, so we used ISO directly downloaded.
■ Perform clean of disk part instead of installation format, and set mbr again
For older pc, the difference between mbr and gpt seems to affect the installation.
Hmmmm..... seems like you are stuck.The other thing I tried but failed to mention: Remove battery + Unplug power > Hold Start button 30 seconds. No improvement.
Thanks for linking those guys for me. Actually, I'm not frustrated because I've learned quite a bit from this experience. This is life: sometimes it just requires trying different things and running into roadblocks, only to see a way through. The restart issue is no doubt a PITA but at least my laptop is bootable, albeit with a little effort.Hmmmm..... seems like you are stuck.
That can be frustrating.... I know.
But you ARE in just the right place to be stuck.
We just need to call attention to this thread to some of the MT technical smart guys.
Everybody's knowledge base for computers is different... so it's hard to know who has expertise in this exact area...
... but maybe @Nightwalker, @Windows_Security, @roger_m, @TairikuOkami, @Andy Ful can take a look, and add input or recommend another smart-guy MT participant.
Done both of those, and there must be more corruption because PC goes to sleep real quick even with changed settings.A couple of things to try, turn off fast boot. It's on by default, not really needed with an SSD IMO. Also under the power settings, try changing the "Sleep" settings to make it so that it "never" goes to sleep.
Try restarting and see if it fixes the issue.
Ya it sounds like something happened during the install. Unfortunately, you may have to try another clean install, deleting all the partitions, and seeing if it works this time around. Did you get any errors when Windows was installing?Done both of those, and there must be more corruption because PC goes to sleep real quick even with changed settings.
Edit: The file/folder list in C: Windows is very short, so something's definitely amiss.
Did you get any errors when Windows was installing?
I ran DISM.exe /? and the resulting list of command options is way above my technical experience and pay grade.. it appears I'd have to update DISM by commandline.I suspect the image is corrupted because my PC could not restart by itself during installation from MCT and I was forced to perform hard shutdown and cold start.
You could try the commands from this post for Dism: System File Check, Defender and Windows 10 1903No, because of this as posted above post:
I ran DISM.exe /? and the resulting list of command options is way above my technical experience and pay grade.. it appears I'd have to update DISM by commandline.