Remote Desktop - The Local Security Authority cannot be contacted

Remote Desktop (RDP) connection to Windows 7 computer (from Windows 10 RDP client) fails with the following error:

The Local Security Authority cannot be contacted

Remote Desktop Connection
An authentication error has occurred.
The Local Security Authority cannot be contacted.

Remote computer: xx.xx.xx.xx
This could be due to an expired password.
Please update your password if it has expired.
For assistance, contact your administrator or technical support.

Windows 10 - speakers, microphone, and camera stopped working

Issue

Speakers, microphone, and the camera suddenly stopped working in all apps on Acer Swift laptop running Windows 10 Home. Devices also not seen by Windows built-in apps and settings, but present in Device Manager.
Reinstalling devices in device manager doesn’t help. Windows Privacy settings is not an issue. Rebooting laptop doesn’t help either.

Windows Audio troubleshooter reports that audio service is not running.

Windows 10 audio troubleshooter

The Spotify program file has become damaged. Maybe it has been infected by a virus

Issue

Trying to run Spotify on Windows 10 desktop produces following error:

The spotify program file has become damaged

The Spotify program file has become damaged. Maybe it has been infected by a virus.
Please download Spotify again from https://www.spotify.com

Trying to uninstall Spotify produces the same error. 

Resolution

The issue seems to have been caused by a pending Spotify update combined by Windows 10 pending restart after installing some Windows updates. After computer reboot, Spotify quickly updated itself and launched without any issues.

January 2019
Windows 10 (1809)
Spotify 1.0.96.181

 

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