BSOD after March 12 Windows 10 update

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Scooter B

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I ran into the new and improved BSOD for Windows 10 for the very first time immediately after March 12, 2019 Win 10 update auto installed and I restarted my PC.


Primarily getting two error codes;

- 0xc000021a which seems to be consistent with a failed/bad update or bad/corrupt hardware drivers

- System Restore failure (0x80070003)


BSOD Endless Loop resolution attempts;

- Can't boot into Safe Mode

- Can't return system to any restore point

- Tried all the Command Prompt recommendations I found online and all of them either fail to run or report no problems

- Tried all Boot Mode options recommended

- Bios seems to indicate all related hardware within normal limits but to be sure I selected an option to use default optimal settings

- Tried using a Seagate Boot Up Disc Utility Disc to try to use included tools to analyse the OS HD. Initial splash screen would not respond to wireless mouse so I had to go buy a wired mouse. That only worked to go to a new menu screen/list for the tools and would not respond to the wired mouse or keyboard after that.

- Tried booting with the original Windows 10 Home 64 bit installation DVD to use repair options. At this point I can't recall how many repair options were listed if more than one but the one I tried failed to resolve BSOD

- Disconnected all unnecessary peripherals


Custom Built PC Specs:

- Windows 10 Home 64 OEM OS

- Gigabytes GA-Z170XP-SLI ATX LGA1151

- Intel Core i5-6500 3.2 GHz Quad Core

- 64 MB Ram G.Skill Ripjaws V series (4x 16 MB) DDR4-2133

- Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB SSD (C Drive with OS and programs only)

- EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB SSC ACX 2.0 GPU


I also happened to run a full Windows Defender scan and Super Anti Spyware scan the night before all this happened and both came up completely clean other than the usual tracking cookies that I cleared.

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