Why did my PC restart Windows 10

Hello!

I'm trying to create a virtual machine to use as a SmartDeploy image for deployment on Windows 10 PCs. When the VM does its initial boot, I enter into audit mode to run Decrapifier, general cleanup, app installation & organization, and perform some local group policy edits. 

The problem I'm getting is that once I select Boot to OOBE and click Reboot, the vm loops the "Why did my PC restart" screen. It asks me to connect to a Network so that some updates can run in order to fix the problem that is happening. The Network connection setting is set to "Bridged". When I press the "Next" button it just goes back to the Set Date/Time screen then to the "Why did my PC restart" screen again. Kinda clueless here, any help is appreciated!


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Serrano

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If I am understanding this correctly, after install you booted in and made a series of adjustments, after which the computer enters a boot loop?

I would say to wipe the VM and start again fresh, but implement your changes one by one so that if you encounter this loop again, you'll have an idea of who the culprit is.

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Serrano

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Best Answer

If I am understanding this correctly, after install you booted in and made a series of adjustments, after which the computer enters a boot loop?

I would say to wipe the VM and start again fresh, but implement your changes one by one so that if you encounter this loop again, you'll have an idea of who the culprit is.

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Cayenne

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I agree, start fresh and make sure you use the latest Windows 10 OS media for whichever update you're wanting to run instead of installing an older OS version and running Windows Updates. Here's a quick video on some other tips for creating your Win10 golden reference machine: https://youtu.be/7lvMnY58K6E

Feel free to reach out if you have any SmartDeploy-specific questions. Happy to help.

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Jalapeno

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Thank you both! I believe I was installing the wrong version of the Decrapifier script which was possibly causing issues. Bleh!

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Serrano

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This is my first 'best answer'. 

I thought this day would never come. Thank you. This has made my day, lol.

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Chipotle

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As others have said, rebuild and do one change at a time. I would take a snapshot after every change and document what it was - this will save you time when the system craps out. 

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