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How to troubleshoot: A recently serviced boot binary is corrupt.

This mobile workstation has Windows professional Version 20H2 OS build 19042.1165.

A Windows update was offered.

Upon reboot the computer failed to boot and posted various error codes and messages.

Using a bootable Windows 10 iso RE removing the latest update failed.

Startup repair removed the latest update.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/startup-failure-we-removed-some-recently-installed-updates-4c2f7448-3483-8649-843c-1e80ed9f4a00

Srttrail.txt displayed:


 Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log
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 Last successful boot time: ‎9/‎19/‎2021 4:57:35 AM (GMT)
 Number of repair attempts: 1
    
 Session details
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 System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
 Windows directory = E:\WINDOWS
 AutoChk Run = 0
 Number of root causes = 1
    
 Test Performed: 
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 Name: Check for updates
 Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
 Time taken = 0 ms
    
 Test Performed: 
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 Name: System disk test
 Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
 Time taken = 16 ms
    
 Test Performed: 
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 Name: Disk failure diagnosis
 Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
 Time taken = 0 ms
    
 Test Performed: 
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 Name: Disk metadata test
 Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
 Time taken = 4094 ms
    
 Test Performed: 
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 Name: Disk metadata test
 Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
 Time taken = 0 ms
    
 Test Performed: 
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 Name: Target OS test
 Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
 Time taken = 15 ms
    
 Test Performed: 
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 Name: Volume content check
 Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
 Time taken = 110 ms
    
 Test Performed: 
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 Name: Boot manager diagnosis
 Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
 Time taken = 15 ms
    
 Test Performed: 
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 Name: System boot log diagnosis
 Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
 Time taken = 0 ms
    
 Test Performed: 
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 Name: Event log diagnosis
 Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
 Time taken = 16 ms
    
 Test Performed: 
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 Name: Internal state check
 Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
 Time taken = 0 ms
    
 Test Performed: 
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 Name: Check for installed LCU
 Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
 Time taken = 3672 ms
    
 Test Performed: 
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 Name: Check for installed driver updates
 Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
 Time taken = 906 ms
    
 Test Performed: 
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 Name: Check for pending package install
 Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
 Time taken = 1938 ms
    
 Root cause found: 
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 A recently serviced boot binary is corrupt.
    
 Repair action: Abort pending update installations
 Result: Completed successfully. Error code =  0x0
 Time taken = 113484 ms
    
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The computer manufacturer website was opened and the BIOS was reinstalled.

The BIOS reinstallation required a reboot.

Upon reboot Windows was not supposed to reinstall the update.

It was supposed to be automatically blocked for 30 days.

When the update was reinstalled the boot failed again.

There is currently no pending update upon restart.

The BIOS has not been reinstalled a second time.


I'm looking for a Microsoft link related to: A recently serviced boot binary is corrupt.







windows-10-generalwindows-10-setupwindows-10-hardware-performance
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LimitlessTechnology-2700 answered

Hello Docs,

I would recommend you the previous thread on our Answers forum with a thorough troubleshooting included.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/windows-in-automatic-repair-loop-get-log-file-a/f6f89127-9639-4978-95f7-3eeb3d3d2b75

Hope this helps,

Best regards,

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Hi LimitlessTechnology-2700,

None of the steps in the thread in the Answers forum is applicable to this problem as I had the problem and completed the steps to fix the failure to boot.

The problem is the recurrent problem with Windows updates.

The notice indicated that Windows updates would be on hold for 30 days.

Then it attempts to update before 30 days and it causes failure to boot.

The startup repair indicated that it fixed A recently serviced boot binary is corrupt.


So I'm looking for a Microsoft link that explains the startup repair message: A recently serviced boot binary is corrupt.


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