Installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during BOOT operation - updating to Windows 11 from Windows 10 on unsupported CPU/without TPM

BigDonkey

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Hello,

I am having problems upgrading my Windows 10 machine to Windows 11.

I've done the registry tweaks to get past the unsupported system messages, however after the reboot I get greeted with Windows 11 logo and then black screen - no cursor, nothing.

After I reboot from that - I'm booted back into Windows 10 and I get error saying "Installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during BOOT operation" - error code 0xC1900101-0x20017.

I have safe boot disabled and running encrypted system partition using VeraCrypt - so the only way for me to upgrade is directly from Windows 10.

From what I've read - this is most likely related to some drivers I have installed, but I am unable to identify what's the actual problem.

SetupDiag logs
Upgrade_failure_logs_2021-11-26_09-55-55

I will be grateful for any help.
 
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Code:
Error = 0xC1900101-0x20017


If possible uninstall any of these non-Microsoft software:

a) antivirus

b) firewall


c) drive encryption








Then perform an in place upgrade repair in clean boot.


For any failure after all of the above steps post new logs:

Run:
Tuneup_plus_log.bat ─ Click here to go to the BSOD batch repository to download and run this batch file.
Upgrade_failure_info.bat - Click here to go to the BSOD batch repository to download and run this batch file.
V2: BSOD - Posting Instructions - Windows 10 Help Forums
Windows 11 compatibility checker: Upgrade to the New Windows 11 OS | Microsoft
 
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Check the PC manufacturer for any BIOS updates. That error message can also point to a need for a BIOS update.
 

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BigDonkey

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Check the PC manufacturer for any BIOS updates. That error message can also point to a need for a BIOS update.

Hello,

Thank you guys for your input.

I've managed to get forward into the update progress.

I decrypted my system volume with VeraCrypt - that got rid of the SAFE_OS/BOOT problem.

Now, when I tried going into safe mode - I was presented with black screen. Nothing would work. Turns out, apperantly X99 implementation of VT-d can cause issues with this. Disabling it allowed me to enter safe mode and remove ESET.

The update progressed fine till 48% mark when it simply freezed.

I've rebooted, ran SetupDiag and it looks like the problem is chipset drivers now.

Code:
Error: Found a device installation failure during device install phase.
Device Installation failure detected!
Device Description: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_8D16
HardwareId: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_8D16&SUBSYS_7A201462&REV_D5\3&11583659&0&E3
Inf Name: wellsburgsystem.inf
Driver Version: 10.1.1.45

Recommend you update the driver package or remove the device and drivers, and try again.

I'll try looking around for newer chipset drivers for my motherboard, in meanwhile, I would appreciate your input on this issue.
 

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You could try upgrading offline using the media creation tool, once downloaded disconnect from the internet & when asked, choose not to download updates.
 

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BigDonkey

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I've updated the chipset drivers manually. I had another error related to Intel Watchdog Timer Driver, so I've updated that manually as well.

I have successfully updated my Windows 10 machine to Windows 11 that way.

Hopefully this thread will help someone.
 

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zbook

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Nice progress.

Please modify the roll back settings so that you have 60 days to test drive.

Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:
DISM /Online /Get-OSUninstallWindow
DISM /Online /Set-OSUninstallWindow /Value:60
DISM /Online /Get-OSUninstallWindow

Post an image of the commands with results into this thread.
 

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    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
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