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Solution Available: Windows IoT Core Insider Preview Stuck on First Boot RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • Some users have reported an issue while using the Windows 10 IoT Core Insider Preview in which the initial boot process halts before completing.  Users report that the device displays the "Welcome to Windows 10 IoT Core" screen or a blank screen indefinitely. 

    We have identified two solutions to recover from and resolve this state:


    Solution 1:

    1. Reflash the SD card and boot the device.
    2. Allow 5 minutes for the device to complete the boot process.
    3. Launch WindowsIoTCoreWatcher.exe and identify the device's IP address.
    4. Open Windows File Explorer and connect to the device via an FTP connection by typing the following command in the Windows File Explorer address bar:
      ftp:<Device IP Address>
    5. Replace InstallDefaultApp.bat and DeployIT.bat in ftp://<IP address>/IoTApps/IoTDefaultApp/ with  the following files:
      https://winsdr.uservoice.com/assets/83781727/InstallDefaultApp.bat
      https://winsdr.uservoice.com/assets/83781718/deployit.bat

    6. Connect to the device using Powershell or SSH. 

      See references below:
      SSH: http://ms-iot.github.io/content/en-US/win10/samples/SSH.htm
      Powershell: http://ms-iot.github.io/content/en-US/win10/samples/PowerShell.htm
    7. Run the following command on the device using Powershell or SSH:
      C:\IoTApps\IoTDefaultApp\InstallDefaultApp.bat

    Once the default application has launched the boot issue will be resolved.


    Solution 2:

    1. Reflash the SD card and boot the device
    2. Allow 5 minutes for the device to complete the boot process.
    3. Launch WindowsIoTCoreWatcher.exe and identify the device's IP address.
    4. Run the following command on the device using Powershell or SSH

      schtasks /create /f /tn IoTStartDefaultApp /ru DefaultAccount /sc ONSTART /tr "iotstartup.exe add headed IoTCoreDefaultApp_kwmcxzszfer2y!App"

      schtashs /run /rn IoTStartDefaultApp
    5. Wait for the command execution to complete, then restart the device using the following command:
      shutdown /r /t 0

    Once the device has been restarted, the boot issue will be resolved.




    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 3:49 PM
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  • For the solution 2, the last command is having 2 typos!

    Corrected:

    schtasks /run /tn IoTStartDefaultApp

    Saturday, July 18, 2015 1:15 AM
  • I had high hopes for these solutions.  However, even with the correction of the two typos in the second  solution, it does not fix the hang.

    The first solution is not helpful either as the two files that need to be downloaded are buried in a private discussion group and cannot be accessed without a sign in.  Are these files stored somewhere else?

    Monday, May 9, 2016 7:52 PM
  • Hi jyor0385,

    This post is from last summer and much has changed since then, including the removal of the UserVoice forum. I highly recommend you join Windows Insiders and get the latest pre-release image (I think it is 14328).  This post applied to very pre-release images before the official November release of Windows 10.

    Please follow the latest steps at http://ms-iot.github.io/content/en-US/GetStarted.htm and if you are still having trouble, please let us know at what step the process fails for you.

    Sincerely,

    IoTGirl

    Monday, May 9, 2016 8:51 PM
    Moderator
  • I found that re-flashing the SD card did the trick.
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 3:42 AM