I have a Dell Latitude 10 tablet with windows 8 which recently downloaded some Windows8 updates and started to go into shutdown in about 20-30 seconds right after powerup.
I does not shut down while in F12 with bios settings on a screen.
Whatever I do with the settings in bios - nothing helped. The tablet keeps shutting down after restart.
I've tried to boot from USB repair media as well. By the way, there is no option in bios settings to choose boot from USB. They have UEFI:Hard Drive, Windows Boot Manager and UEFI OS. I've tried all combinations of Secure Boot( enabled/disabled) and Boot Sequence . Same thing:
USB drive LEDS flash some activity on powerup but the tablet screens looks like its booting as normal and shuts down again.
I expected to see different screens while booting from USB.
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I too am having this issue, is there any word on a solution?
Specifically for me, I updated to the new (as of 2014 haha) bios because I realized my tablet wasnt holding a charge and that bios was supposed to fix it. It did fix it, however when I downloaded 1 Security update and like 8 optional ones this issue (exactly as described in the original post) started to occur. I too have tried the same steps as svydrin.
The issue is that I cannot even go past the login screen of windows because it has already initiated the shutdown as soon as the OS has finished loading. I ran hardware diagnostics and there is no issue. So it definitely is software, but I cannot load the OS to even perform a rollback.
What I have found looking through all BIOS screens and messages, that there was something wrong with the service tag. The message was Service tag is not configured. But there is no way to configure or fix it. Dell website does not recognize my service tag number. Perhaps its either wrong or not registered. I bought this tablet on ebay, so the origin of it is unknown. I also came across of some note, that service tag problem may cause windows updates to crash. This is likely the issues. My conclusion is- check your service tag at dell website before installing any updates. If it is not registered- never update it. Otherwise the updates are going to kill it.
If the system is not booting into the Windows. You can refresh the system to check if the issue resolves. Switch ON the system and switch OFF the system 3 to 4 times when the Dell logo appears. This will make the system to go into **Windows 8 Advanced Startup Options** screen. Please select **Troubleshoot** option and choose the **REFRESH** option so that it refreshes the windows operating system.
I have now tried this solution, however I get an error message that there is not enough space on the drive to do the refresh. I also tried the Dell Backup Repair, and its not acknowledging that my AC charger is plugged in. Additionally, I checked my service tag and it is fine.
Update: I am currently trying a system restore from the advanced options of that same menu, to roll back to before the update.
Update 2: That was unsuccessful. However, I am able to boot into safe mode with networking.
Update: Problem solved. I was able to, in safe mode, disable all services, and did a fresh boot. I did this continually adding services until the issue came back. I then enabled all services except the one that caused the failure, which for me, was "Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework". I had then looked at the Device manager to see what drivers were troublesome and (through a similar process) narrowed down the issue to the "Intel(R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Manager". I then just had to install an older driver for this hardware/device and now the tablet preforms just fine.