Windows 10 won’t boot after October 2020 update? Windows 10 fails to boot because of problems with the master boot record? There are several factors that might have caused the boot issue in Windows 10 PC. Such as a recent update or program installed on the PC, a system setting configuration done prior to the issue, or missing or corrupted system files. If you are also having a Similar problem here 5 effective solutions apply to fix Windows 10 startup problems and start your PC normally.
Why window 10 won’t boot?
Basically, when you start your PC or Laptop, the BIOS or UEFI Firmware is loaded, which performs a small set of checks on your hardware called the Power On Self Test (POST). And then The BIOS scans the hard disk master boot record, which loads an essential file into the main memory called WINLOAD.EXE. And mostly if the master boot record corrupted windows 10 may fail to boot or display a different error 0xc0000605.
Fix Windows 10 startup problems
Since you’re unable to boot to Windows and the recovery did not work, we need an installation media to repair your PC. If you don’t have check how to create windows 10 installation media from here. When you are ready with Windows 10 installation media follow the steps below.
Unplug All Your USB Devices
Sometimes your computer won’t boot because of a conflict with a USB device. You can solve this problem by unplugging all USB devices (and any other unneeded peripherals) and restarting the computer. If your computer stays on the same loading screen, removing all USB devices automatically solves the problem. Other times, you may need to restart the computer.
Perform startup repair
- Insert the installation media to your PC and restart windows,
- Press the F8 key to the access boot menu and select boot from your installation media
Note: If your device isn’t starting from the USB flash drive, you’ll need to change your system’s BIOS settings to make sure it can boot from USB. Usually, you can access the BIOS by powering up your device and pressing one of the functions, Delete, or ESC keys, but make sure to check your manufacturer’s support website for more specific details.
- Click the Next button and click the Repair your computer link in the bottom-right corner.
- Next click the Troubleshoot option and Advanced options button.
- Here on advanced options window click startup repair
- Let windows detect and fix the problems prevent windows start normally.
If startup repair didn’t fix the problem, perform the command below to rebuild the master boot record which probably fixes the problem for you.
Again access advanced options and click the command prompt,
Here on command prompt window perform command below one each after.
- bootrec /fixmbr
- bootrec /fixboot
- bootrec /scanOS
- bootrec /rebuildbcd
Close command prompt, check windows start normally.
Try Windows Safe Mode
The most effective fix for Windows 10 boot problems is Safe Mode. It is an alternative boot scheme that starts your computer with a minimum of software. The modified boot process can bypass driver and software problems. The weird thing is, sometimes starting the computer in Safe Mode can fix boot problems.
- Boot from installation media and access advanced options,
- Click startup settings, then restart.
- Now press F4 to boot into safe mode and F5 for safe mode with networking.
- Now perform the steps below to fix windows 10 boot problems.
Disabling Fast Startup
Sometimes windows 10 stuck boot black screen because the fast startup feature is enabled on your computer. Fast startup is just a feature that allows Windows 10 to boot faster, but if it’s causing problems, you can disable it with these steps:
- Open control panel,
- Search for and select Power options.
- Select the Choose what the power button does link on the left pane.
- Click the Change settings that are currently unavailable link.
- Here uncheck the Turn on fast startup (recommended) option.
- Click the Save changes button and Restart your computer.
If fast startup was the problem, after restarting your device, you should no longer see a black screen.
Undoing changes using System Restore
If you notice Windows 10 won’t boot after update then restore your computer to an earlier time to fix the problem. System Restore is a utility that allows you to return to a previous Restore Point when your computer was working normally. It can remedy boot problems that were caused by a change you made, rather than a hardware failure.
- Open the Advanced options screen and click the System Restore option.
- Click the Next button and Select the most recent known working to restore point that you think will resolve the current problem.
- Click the Scan for affected programs button to determine the apps that will be affected after the restore point was created. then click the Close button.
- Now Click the Next button and Finish button.
After completing the steps, System Restore will restore your computer to an earlier time removing system changes since the date of the restore point, which hopefully will resolve the black screen issue.
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