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  • Fix Windows 10 can't be restored Stop error (0xc000021a)

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    This topic contains 3 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  cmptrgy 5 months ago.

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      Alex5723
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      Microsoft notes that it may happen that Windows 10 cannot be restored to an earlier version and that users receive the Stop error (0xc000021a) instead.

      Consider the following scenario:

      You install Windows 10 on a clean computer.
      You turn on system protection, and then create a system restore point that is named “R1.”
      You install one or more Windows 10 updates.
      After the updates have finished installing, you restore the system to the “R1” restore point.
      In this scenario, the system is not restored to the “R1” restore point. Instead, the computer experiences a Stop error (0xc000021a). You restart the computer, but the system cannot return to the Windows desktop…

      https://www.ghacks.net/2019/05/19/fix-windows-10-cant-be-restored-after-you-install-an-update/

    • #1692686 Reply

      cmptrgy
      AskWoody Plus

      I found “Fix Windows 10 can’t be restored after you install an update” very interesting.
      https://www.ghacks.net/2019/05/19/fix-windows-10-cant-be-restored-after-you-install-an-update/
      The opening statement is well written.
      The cause hits home on what’s at play.
      The fix proposes 2 fixes
      1. If Windows 10 fails to start during recovery & 2. To avoid the issue altogether

      Since I create a system image backup before Update Tuesday each month, could that also be a solution if “Windows 10 can’t be restored after you install an update” issue occurs?

      HP EliteBook 8540w laptop Windows 10 Pro (x64)

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      Alex5723
      AskWoody Plus

      Since I create a system image backup before Update Tuesday each month, could that also be a solution if “Windows 10 can’t be restored after you install an update” issue occurs?

      Depends on the app used to create your backup image.
      If its Microsoft’s image creation tool ‘Backup and Restore (Windows 7)’ than I wouldn’t bet on it to restore properly.
      If its 3rd party app like Acronis, Macrium.. that you got a solid backup to restore from.

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    • #1695472 Reply

      cmptrgy
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      Thank you Alex5723. I use Macrium and have been for quite a few years.

      HP EliteBook 8540w laptop Windows 10 Pro (x64)

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