How to Fix Windows 10 won't Boot after Update

Microsoft just released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17093 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring and for those who opted in to Skip Ahead. Will you get the new update installed on your PC? If yes, please be careful! Windows 10 won't boot after update is a terrible problem that has driven a large number of users crazy. Even it can be easily get fixed by a clean install of Windows 10 system, it will wipe the disk and finally result in a sacrifice of important data.

In view of this, this page introduces you full solutions to fix Windows 10 won't boot or start after update issue without losing any data. 

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Part 1. Backup important data to an external storage device

EaseUS Todo Backup with bootable disk is a wonderful tool that can help protect your data when Windows won't boot. With it, you are allowed to regain access to your hard drive & data without running Windows operating system.


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1) Plug-in a USB drive on a working computer, run EaseUS backup software and click "Tools".

2) In the new window, select "Create WinPE emergency disk" and select the destination USB.

3) Click "Proceed" and wait for the software to create the bootable disk.

Create a WinPE bootable disk when Windows 10 won't boot after update

4) Boot the failed computer with the bootable disk, it will guide you to enter into EaseUS Todo Backup.

5) In the main Window, click File Backup and follow the wizard to back up your important files.

Backup data when Windows 10 won't boot after update

Part 2. Try different options to fix Windows 10 won't boot issue

And after making a backup of all your important files, you can take the following solutions to troubleshooting the laptop won't start or boot issue caused by the recent Windows 10 update.

If you have a Windows Installation Media:

1) Boot your PC from the Windows Installation Media.
2) In Windows Setup page, press "Next" button. Then, select the "Repair your computer" option.
3) In Windows Boot Options menu, choose Troubleshoot --> Advanced Options.

Fix#1. In Windows Advanced Options menu, choose "Command Prompt" option to open the command line, here, type: sfc / scannow  and press "Enter" button. It will scan system files and repair the errors or corruptions it has found. When it finished, restart your computer when the process is finished.

Fix#2. In Windows Advanced Options menu, choose " Startup Repair" option. Next, select the target operating system to fix. Windows will initiate the repair and then restart.

Fix#3. In Windows Advanced Options menu, choose "System Restore" option. Next, select a previous working state (date) to restore your computer. Wait until Windows restores your system and restart.

If you have no Windows Installation Media:

If you have no Windows 10 Installation Media and don't want to create one, or you failed to repair your system by all the solutions mentioned above and don't want to perform a clean install, you can try EaseUS Todo Backup to create a recovery disk from another computer and then restore the system to the failed PC from the backup image.

Important Note
*1. This method cannot repair your system. It will only transfer system from another working computer to boot the failed PC.
*2. This method will keep all your personal data except for the installed applications and settings.

To create a recovery disk from another computer:

1) Connect USB or external hard drive to a working PC, launch EaseUS Todo Backup and then click "System Backup" option.

2) Select the USB/external hard drive as the destination to save the system image and click "Proceed".

Create Windows 10 repair or recovery disk from another computer - select a backup destination

The operation will make the software start to create a Windows 10 recovery disk. So you can repair the corrupted or failed system on another computer by restoring it to the working state.

To transfer system to the failed PC via Windows 10 recovery disk:

1) Boot the failed PC with the WinPE bootable disk created in Part 1. It will guide you enter into the main Window of EaseUS Todo Backup.

2) Click "System Transfer" on the main window to restore the system from the newly-created Windows 10 recovery disk.

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