I have a Notebook which originally ran Windows 8 and has been upgraded to 8.1 and then to Windows 10 with the Microsoft Updater (no clean installation of these upgrades). It ran fine without issues.
Since I updated my main workstation to 1903 a couple of weeks ago, I decided to upgrade the Notebook too. The tricky part is that I encrypted the boot partition with VeraCrypt. I always take my notebook with me and I don't want anyone to be able to access my files in the event that it is stolen.
I've downloaded the 1903 updater from the Microsoft website (since the auto-updater didn't show it yet) and started the download. A bit later it installed the update and everything seemed to be fine - but when it restarted the system, it went into a boot-loop. I've searched on the internet for what to do, and they said to shut it down, restart it, and if that didn't help to install a fix when booting into safe mode.
The issue with that suggestion is that I have no option to boot into Safe Mode since it (after inserting the VeraCrypt password) says it needs to be repaired or reset. When I click to repair it, it shows Windows 8 as target system.
In the recovery menu there is an option "F8 for Startup Options", but if I press F8 the screen flickers for a brief moment and nothing happens.
Does anyone know of anything I could do without to resetting the PC completely?