Disaster strikes! Windows 10 won’t load. Or maybe it starts up, but crashes. Either way, you need to fix the problem before you can use your laptop. Fortunately, there are a few ways to correct this problem that I will explain in this article.
Option 1: Use Windows Startup Repair
If Windows 10 is unable to boot up and takes you to the login screen or the desktop, your first step should be to use Startup Repair. Follow this easy guide:
- Navigate to the Windows 10 Advanced Startup Options menu. On many laptops, pressing F11 as soon as you power on will get you to the Windows 10 Advanced Startup Options. Booting off an install disk and selecting “Next” then “Repair” offers a secondary option.
- Once your computer has booted, select Troubleshoot.
- And then you’ll need to click Advanced options
- Click Startup Repair. Windows will take anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes to attempt to fix the problem. It may not be able to. If you don’t actually have a Startup problem, it will also say it can’t fix the problem.
Option 2: Use Windows Restore Feature
- Complete step 1 from the previous method to get to Windows 10’s Advanced Startup Options menu.
- Click System Restore. This will make the computer reboot.
- Select your username
- Enter your password
- Select a Restore Point from the menu and follow the prompts. If you have no restore points, you cannot use this method.
Option 3: Perform a Disk Scan
Your Windows 10 problems may stem from a corrupt file. If you can boot into the operating system, even if you have to boot into safe mode, perform a file scan to check for problems.
- Type “cmd” into the main search box
- Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
- Type sfc /scannow at command prompt and press Enter. The scan will take a while and should fix any corrupted files it finds.
I hope that one of these options worked for you. If you have any questions, leave a note on our website and we will help you.
Author: Ryan Danvers
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