Windows 10 – The Handle is invalid

Martin 18/11/2015

Suddenly today one of my computers wrote, at the login screen: “The handle is invalid”

It was not possbile to do anything, other than restarting the computer, but that did not help either.

The fix:

I started the computer again, and waited for the “handle is invalid” message, hold down the shift key and pressed restart. Windows wrote “Please wait…” and suddenly it prepared updates, after that, it restarted, and then all worked again.

Guess it did not finish installing updates earlier 😉


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  • Jesper
    24/01/2016 at 14:44

    Yes 🙂 workt ! thx

    • Martin
      24/01/2016 at 15:39

      Great thanks 🙂

  • Gary Smith
    25/04/2016 at 16:53

    Thanks Martin seems to be downloading the updates now….. so glad Microsoft got rid of all the bugs before they released this version of Windows eh?

    • Martin
      26/04/2016 at 07:44

      He he Gary, new releases features new bugs I guess 😉

  • Vishal Raut
    03/04/2018 at 16:28

    Great it’s working, I’m trebling with this issue…. But now I’m happy… Martin good work

    • Martin
      05/04/2018 at 12:23

      Thanks a lot 😉


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