Numerous Windows 10 users are apparently experiencing the dreadful (BSOD)”Blue Screen of Death” error C1900101-20017 throughout Windows 10 setup as the installer restarts the PC immediately after initializing the upgrade process.

It is established that the blue screen mistake message pops up soon after the reboot during Windows 10 upgrade. The PC reboots once more, displaying an installation failure mistake message with code C1900101-20017.

Explanation of the Problem

The mistake provided to us is “The installation failed in the SAFE_OS stage with a mistake during BOOT operation” and what it implies in plain English is that the Windows 10 installer remained in the middle of setting up Windows 10, and it needed to reboot. Something incorrect happened throughout the boot (for example, a motorist crash leading to a Blue Screen of Death). Because the boot was unsuccessful, the Windows 10 installer ended and returned your computer system back to the version of Windows you had before.

The good news: At no point is your computer bricked. I’m appreciative for Microsoft for ensuring that, although I’m upset with their other choices (see below) at the same time.

Why Does this Problem Happen?

Microsoft support would have you think that this is since you have some faulty hardware. I highly disagree. 99 %+ of the time it’s a simple matter of a software application bug. Generally, the motorist that ships with Windows 10 has a bug in it, or the driver that you have set up currently on your system has some compatibility problem with Windows 10.

A hardware issue is a possibility (slim, but possible). You might have a bad memory chip and Windows 10 simply takes place to put some crucial piece of code at that defective memory place activating the issue.

Another reason to think that this is typically a software– not a hardware– issue, is Microsoft Support’s persistence that I reformat/reinstall my computer. “In their experience” it often repairs the issue. Well people, if re-installing solves the issue, then it’s not hardware.

Step 1: Remove/Disable gadgets

** Before you start ** you should develop a Restore Point so you can undo any damage you may do along the way. If you have no idea how to produce a Restore Point then this guide isn’t for you.

The Microsoft assistance post which discusses this error computer system suggests disconnecting all your USB gadgets. I would take it an action further and disconnect everything that you can, even internally. For instance, if you have both an embedded and a dedicated video, eliminate the dedicated card and utilize the video card on your motherboard. A minimum of till you can rule out your video card.

You must also open the device manager and go through the list. See a motorist for a long-ago junked printer? Delete it. Clean up anything that appears out of place. (Usual disclaimer: Deleting motorists can trigger your computer not to function/boot. See notification about producing a bring back point).

Action 2: Update Drivers

Make sure you’ve got the most recent motorists for all your devices by downloading updated packages from the manufacturer websites. Do not forget drivers for integrated peripherals on your motherboard. You need to probably update your BIOS to the most recent.

Try: Install Windows 10 On Another HDD

Attempt reinstalling Win10 after doing Step 1 + Step 2. However if that does not assist, attempt this.

Get rid of the hard disk drives from your computer and plug in an old/new HDD you have laying around (you do have one laying around, don’t you?). Set up Windows 10 on this disk drive using a Windows 10 DVD.

If the setup fails, ideally you’ll get a much better error before. This is since there is no “old windows” for the installer to boot back too. It will hopefully crash telling you what the culprit is.

In my case this setup prospered which led me to ultimately finding out the initial offender: The Intel RAID on my ASUS Sabertooth X58 merely doesn’t work at with Windows 10. I have discovered numerous grievances online, but no option. My option was to change the controller from RAID to AHCI mode and set up my RAID using Windows Storage Spaces.

Common Sources of The Problem

In investigating this error, I found that many people we experiencing different circumstances of the issues listed below. You might fall under one of these categories:

– Broadcom WiFi drivers are understood to trigger issues throughout the upgrade. This may not be a concern because Windows 1511 was released, however if you have Broadcom WiFi in your gadget, attempt Googling for options particular to Broadcom.

– The Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) motorist can cause issues.

How to fix Error C1900101-20017

Before diving into the setup process once again, we recommend you start from scratch. Follow the steps listed below to re-initialize the procedure.

Step 1: Navigate to C: WindowsSoftwareDistributionDownload.

Step 2: Delete all the files contained in the folder. Erase the $Windows. ~ BT folder situated on the root of the system drive.

Rather of utilizing Microsoft’s own upgrade process, you require to carry out a clean install. To do this, download the Windows 10 Install ISO from Microsoft’sofficial website. Following which, you need to create a bootable setup media utilizing Microsoft’s Media Creation tool.

When the flash drive is prepared, you have to remedy a number of settings from the BIOS menu.

Step 4: Reboot your computer system and when the screen appears, rapidly tap the F12 or Delete crucial to bring up theBIOS menu.

Step 5: Disable all overclocking options for your processor, if you have set it higher than default values.

Action 6: Enable UEFI Boot from the BIOS, which can be found under the Boot section of the BIOS screen.

Step 7: Just reboot the computer by means of setup media you created earlier and the Windows 10 upgrade need to finish with no troubles.