Windows 10 – The Handle is invalid

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 😉



  1. Jesper

    Yes 🙂 workt ! thx

    1. Martin (Post author)

      Great thanks 🙂

  2. Gary Smith

    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?

    1. Martin (Post author)

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

  3. Vishal Raut

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

    1. Martin (Post author)

      Thanks a lot 😉


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