On a new laptop running Windows 10, 1809, I experienced an issue that caused the boot time to increase to over 5 minutes. After the boot process eventually finished, many devices were not working correctly.

For example, I found:

  • no Wi-Fi networks showing in the list before logging on
  • the fingerprint scanner is not working
  • after logging in, you can’t enter any text in the search bar or Windows app store apps
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