How to repair Windows 10 startup

In today’s article we will see how to repair Windows 10 startup. The operating system may have one or another error. But possibly the one that most despairs most users is the one that has to do with starting Windows 10.

Obviously, when we start our computer we hope to be able to use our PC normally. If we find an error once started, we can proceed to fix it, it is not something to be alarmed about.

However, if you don’t even start Windows, then all the alarms go off. Especially for those people who do not have great knowledge about technology. But do not worry, it is not the end of the world and it is not too complicated to repair the Windows 10 startup.

In the following tutorial we will see step by step everything you need to be able to repair Windows 10 startup in a fairly simple way and without many complications.

How to run startup repair

Don’t worry that you don’t need to mount the operating system on a USB drive or on a DVD. What we will do is use the same tools that Windows 10 provides us.

What we will do is start the computer and when it starts to load, we restart it. The reason? If we do it a few times, a “Preparing automatic repair” window will appear.

What we should do is wait for it to finish loading and then we can see a blue screen that will say “Automatic repair.” Just below the right will appear a button that says “Advanced Options”.

Once we are in Advanced Options, we will have to go to the “Troubleshoot” screen. Now when choosing “Advanced options” again we will have several sections that we can select.

Of all these, the one that really interests us is the one on the right side, in the upper corner. Click on “Startup repair”.

Once we click on this option, the system repair process will begin. Obviously at this point we recommend you have a little patience, since this may take a while.

How to repair Windows 10 startup with installation media

In case the above method didn’t work for you. Another option we have is to start the startup repair using the Windows 10 installation media. For this you’re going to need a bootable USB drive.

You will also need your computer to boot the USB drive first before the hard drive. For this it is essential to configure the BIOS. It can also be achieved by pressing F8 or Esc several times as soon as the computer starts. This will depend on the manufacturer of your plate.

Once you started from the USB drive and you are in the “Windows Configuration Program” we will have to click on the lower left corner where it says “Repair the computer”.

Next, we will choose “Solve problems”. Then we must go to the “Command Prompt” option. The command window will open where we must paste the following: BOOTREC / FixMbr

What does this command do? It basically writes the master boot record to the partition where the operating system is located. However, in case this command does not work for you (you should restart the computer to test) we can try another.

The one we can use is “BOOTREC / FixBoot” (without the quotes) and in this way your computer should start as usual.

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