How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10

How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10

How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10
This is quite annoying getting an error message instead of showing desktop at the time of Windows Startup. This is the other Windows error, we are talking about. This error restricts user of accessing the desktop location with risk of loss of data. Since, there are many files available in PC and these files can be moved, opened, modified or deleted taking help of its location. So, moving or deleting these files are dangerous without creating backup. Read the article to resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10. 

The exact error message seen on the screen would be Desktop is unavailable if the location is on this PC. Here location not available means the path file you are trying to access is no longer available. There are several reason of showing this error such as Malware attack, System Crash, System File corruption, Incomplete program installation, Pending Windows Update. Whenever a Window OS opens successfully, users can view all apps & feature icons in the PC. If you are in hurry of presenting a report in front of your boss, you will be helpless due to unavailability of Windows hot icons. How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10.

If you are facing similar problem into your PC then read the article till end of the solution. We have suggested few troubleshooting steps which must be followed sequentially. Apart from these troubleshooting, we have added related screenshots for better understanding of steps to our readers.

Procedure to fix Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10

Solution 1: Perform Full System Scan Using Windows Security

Step 1: Go to Start Menu and type Windows Security, click on the matched content from the menu. As a result, Firewall and Network Protection window will open. Click on the Sheild Icon at the left of the Virus and threat protection window. 
How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10

Step 2: On the same Window, you will find Quick Scan button. Just below it, there are few Advanced option for Scanning. Click on the Scan Options. After clicking on Scan options, check-mark on Full Scan radio button.
How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10

Finally, Click on Scan Now button below. You need to wait few minutes to scan the Whole Computer. Proper scanning will show as well as delete the active Virus or Trozen in your Computer. 

Solution 2: Restore PC in Safe Mode



Go to Start and Select Settings. In Settings page, click on Update & Security.
How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10

In Update & Security Window, scroll down to Recovery option at the left panel.
How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10

On right side of the Recovery page, click on Restart Now under Advanced Startup.

Select Troubleshoot from the "Choose an option". Click on Advanced options now. Go to Startup Settings and click on Restart. 

When computer restarts, a list of options emerges. Select the correct version of Safe mode using appropriate key. 

This is one of the prior steps must be followed when troubleshooting misbehaves. You need to create a restore point. This can be done by pressing Windows key + S and type System Restore.
How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10
Then, create a restore point (control panel) result will appear. Click on it. System Properties Windows will open. Click on System Restore. Click on Next.

How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10

If available, check Show more restore points option. Now select the desired restore point and click on Next
How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10

Finally, follow the instructions available in Screen to complete the entire process. How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10

Solution 3: Run SFC and DISM Scan

Step-1: Press Win + X (Windows Shortcut Keys) at a time to Open Command Prompt (Admin).

Step-2: Type sfc/ scannow after a blinking cursor and press enter.

How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10

Step-3: After successful completion of Scanning, Reboot the Computer.

Step-4: Check if problem is solved else go for next method.

Press Windows Key + R to open Run dialog box. Type cmd to open Command Prompt window.

Type the command >>> DISM / Online / Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and press enter.

How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10

It will be helpful when files get corrupted and require proper scanning.

Alternatively:

This process is performed when any system file corruption or missing found to be victim or culprit. Run DISM to repair Windows system image and Windows component store in Windows 10. SFC utility allows users to scan for and restore corrupt Windows system files. We need to run both SFC and DISM sequentially.

First of all, get ready to run SFC utility. To Run System File Checker (SFC), Open Command Prompt Window with Admin privilege and type sfc / scannow and hit enter. 

How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10

The checker will run for a while and if any corruption is found, it will replace and reboot them successfully.

Secondly, get ready to run DISM utility scan. If a Windows image becomes unserviceable, you can use the Deployment Imaging and Servicing Management (DISM) tool to update the files and correct the problem. Open Command Prompt Window with Administrative privilege and type the following codes illustrated below.
How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10

Enter the text Dism /Online /Cleanup-image followed by three important switches given below. The three important switches are /ScanHealth, /CheckHealth and /RestoreHealth. Each of them having different work. 

Type the following codes line by line after execution of prior one.

a.      Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
b.      Dism/ Online /Cleanup-Image/ CheckHealth
c.       Dism/ Online/ Cleanup-Image/ RestoreHealth

Solution 4: Perform Clean Booting of PC

This method will be beneficial to reduce conflicts caused by few applications or services which run in background during computer startup. It should be better to start OS without any other application simultaneously, so that no interference exist during computer startup. 

Step 1:  Go to the Cortana search bar and type msconfig. Click on the System Configuration

Step 2:  When system configuration Windows is open, switch to Services tab. Enable the radio button for Hide all Microsoft Services.

How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10

Step 3:  Now click on Disable all. Go to the Startup tab.  Click on Open Task Manager to open Task Manager Window. In Task Manager Window, click on Startup Tab. Disable all the processes which unnecessarily starts during PC booting.

How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10

When all done with the computer and check if problem is solved. How to fix antivirus not installing in Windows 10. You can clean-up Start-up program using following steps.

Step 1: Right click on the Taskbar and select Task Manager from the list. When Task manager window will open, navigate to the Startup tab. Under the Startup tab, there are list of processes that gets executed when Computer Starts.
How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10

Step 2: Find the processes which starts unnecessarily having no importance. Find the processes and click on it. Click and select Disable. Enable only those processes which are really very important at startup. 
How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10

Solution 5: Check the Status of Hard drive



Step 1: Go to Search bar, type Advanced Startup and press Enter to continue. Click on Change Advanced Startup Options. Click on Restart Now button under Advanced Startup. System Start with Blue Screen Options. Click on Advanced Option under Troubleshoot Section.
How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10

Step 2: Next click on Command Prompt. In Command Prompt window, type the following codes one after another.

bootrec.exe/ rebuildbcd
bootrec.exe/ fixmbr
bootrec.exe/ fixboot

You can check the hard drive using commands such as Chkdsk

ex; chkdsk /r c:

Alternatively: 

Step 1: Go to Search bar, type cmd and press enter to continue. Right Click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator. When Command Prompt Window opens, type the command chkdsk C: /f to detect and repair logical issues affecting your drive.
How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10

In order to repair physical issues, run the command chkdsk C: /r.
How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10

It will take few minutes to process. Running the particular command will repair logical & physical issues occurs with the hard disk. How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10 continue. 

Solution 6: Complete Pending Windows Update

Step 1: Go to search bar and type update, select the matched content from the list. As a result, Settings window will open  with selected Windows Update label. 
How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10

Step 2: On Windows Update label, Click on 'Check for updates'. Now you have to wait for few minutes or hours for complete Windows update installation. Read to know how to fix antivirus not installing in Windows 10.

Solution 7: Restart the Computer at-least thrice

Sometimes, restarting again and again may resolve desktop is unavailable error in Windows 10. This process can be followed at least thrice. Press Shift key plus Power button to switch directly to restart option. 

Solution 8: Run Startup or Automatic Repair

Step 1: To perform automatic or startup repair we require installation dvd containing setup files. Insert insert the dvd and restart the computer. Press the bootable key say F9 or Del continuously to open repair section. Select the language preferences and press Next.

Step 2: Now, click on Repair your Computer link at the bottom of the format.
How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10

As a result, Choose an Option Window will open. Click on troubleshoot.
How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10

Click on Advanced Option. On Advanced Option screen click on Automatic Repair link.
How to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10

Step 3: Now you need to wait for minutes till the completion of Repair process. Restart the computer and see the changes. Hope it will help you a lot.

Solution 9: Reset PC in Safe Mode 

Step 1: Restart the Computer and press boot key to open Automatic Repair option. Select Troubleshoot and then on Reset this PC.

Step 2: Now Select Remove everything and then Only the drive where Windows is installed. Then Select Just remove my files, finally click on Reset button. Follow the Wizard till end of the Resetting. 

Solution 11: Restart Explorer.exe process in Safe mode

If Taskbar is opened anyway, right click on it and select Task Manager. When Task Manager Window opens, search for Windows Explorer process and click on it. Finally click on Restart button at the bottom. Thanks for reading how to Resolve Desktop is Unavailable Error in Windows 10. 

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