When you start a new Windows-based computer for the first time, the Windows Out-Of-Box Experience (OOBE) process guides you through various setup operations. In rare cases, you may encounter one of the following issues during OOBE.
Below is the error that is being prompted. This issue occurs because the specific timing of the OOBE process causes a deadlock situation. This issue does not involve hardware, and you can easily fix it.
Solution: To resolve these issues, we have to perform the following step as shown below.
– 1: Click on Try again at the bottom of the screen as shown on the above screen. The OOBE process should continue as expected. But most times this does not work and the error is prompted again. In this case, use the second option below.
-2: Since I am using a VM, I have decided to switch the VM off.
– If you have a physical device, press and hold the power button until the system turns off, and then turn on the system again. The OOBE process should resume and complete as expected.
This second option worked very fine for me and resumed the Windows updated and was prompted to log-in and was able to access Windows 10 again as you can see below.
I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.