# Why is there a frown icon on the screen when I re-boot my Rpi 2 with Windows IoT

So, when I boot my RPi-2 which is running Windows IoT, the computer screen displays 2 gears and a progress bar. Earlier, the progress bar made it all the way to completion and the RPi-2 rebooted. However, on reboot, it went back to the two rotating gears and the progress bar. Then, after just a few seconds, a frowny face icon was displayed :-( Then the RPi-2 seems to shut down and the green light blinks 7 times and pauses and repeats the blinks.

Was it a failed update? Do I need to just wipe the Micro SD card and reload Iot onto it again? Or is there some other way to deal with this problem?

• I just wiped my Micro-SD card and re-installed Windows IoT on it and things are back to normal.. Other than having to rename the Pi, reset the p@ssw0rd and get it hooked up to my wireless network. It would be nice if there was another solution to this problem... – Curtis Feb 2 '16 at 0:50

I had the gear icons happen too; my Raspberry Pi 3B rebooted randomly while I was developing an app on my desktop. It took about 30 minutes for the progress bar to fill in and complete. After that my device rebooted about 5 times and then started normally again. However, I'm not sure my device even got updated as I can't find an update log or anything. A side effect is that it retained information such as its name, but it changed the password of the device back to the default: p@ssw0rd