My Windows challenges had a groundhog effect!
A couple of days ago, I decided to boot my computer into Windows and make sure that all of the updates had been applied. I nipped over to the update section and, sure enough, there were significant things to be updated. I said “go” and then went about other things. This would be a long download. When I returned, it was sitting at 95%. I was pretty excited; we’re almost there. Off I went to do some other things and when I returned, it was still at 95%. Another couple of hours later, the same thing.
Well, that’s not quite what I said. So, I shut things down and went about other things.
Now, I’m not superstitious or anything but it was April 13, just not a Friday if that matters. Later, I figured that I’d turn it on and have another go at it. But, instead of the login process, I got an error message.
That confuses me since I am the administrator here.
Another couple of reboots and no change. What do they say about expecting change?
Then, I decided to try something and disconnected the network cable and the wireless and rebooted. This time, I was in. I plugged the cable back in and was on the Internet again. I let my computer do some more downloading… A reboot and the warning to not turn off the computer ensued. Things looked good until I tried to log in and got the message again. Wha….
It hit me. Of all the problems that I’ve ever hand, this one seemed familiar. Of course, I blog a lot and bells were going off in my mind. Let’s do a quick search for “Windows login problems” Sure enough, I had had the same problem. On April 13, 2016. Exactly one year ago to the date. My post was called “Live by the cloud …” (Actually, that’s where I got the image above.)
I read the post again. Boy, that guy is a good author. I applied the same solution, rebooted, and logged in nicely.
Somehow, the account type had changed back. I probably should do some research and figure this out.
In the meantime, let’s see what happens a year from now.