Windows 10: reboot loop hell
So what's happening? Well, there's some rebooting nightmare going on, which sees users trapped in constant reboots thanks to a dodgy update.
On the Microsoft forum, one user said: "It downloads, reboot to install. Gets to 30% and reboots. Gets to 59% and reboots. Gets to 59% again and then states something went wrong so uninstalling the update. Wait a few minutes and reboot. Back to login screen."
Sadly, these are mandatory updates from Windows 10, which means you can't decline the installation, which is making this a massive headache for a number of people.
The KB3081424 update, which is the problem, is failing to install properly, which means that Windows 10 immediately tries to do the whole thing again, making your computer unusable.
As yet, Microsoft haven't offered a fix for this and is only fixable if you're clever enough to get under the hood and manually edit a bit of the operating system. If you try it and cock it up, then you're guaranteed to have a whole host of other issues, so we won't be offering a How To on that fix here.
For most users, the update has been fine. For those that are having problems with it, we await Microsoft's response.