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Windows 11 Boot Repair [Step by Step Guide with Pictures]

The Windows 11 boot issue is commonly discussed among users who have recently updated their systems. If you are one of them, you are in the right place. We will show you multiple practical solutions to help you apply Windows 11 boot repair.

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Updated on May 27, 2024

Are you experiencing a completely black screen like the below example or a Blue Screen of Death while booting your computer into Windows 11?

Recently, my Windows 11 PC has been showing a black screen after I log in. I can still use my cursor, and I can use Ctrl Alt Del to open Task Manager, but it isn't very useful as it just closes immediately. - Microsoft

These issues could result from various reasons like missing or corrupted system files, incompatible updates, disk errors, hardware issues, etc.


Don't be frustrated. Here in this article from EaseUS, we will present you with several solutions to help you perform Windows 11 boot repair.

7 Ways to Execute Windows 11 Boot Repair

Here are 7 practical solutions that can help you resolve the Windows 11 startup issue. Check each solution, and you will find the proper one to fix the error.

  1. Solution 1. Rebuild BCD File
  2. Solution 2. Uninstall the Latest Update
  3. Solution 3. Restore the System
  4. Solution 4. Run Startup Repair
  5. Solution 5. Rebuild MBR
  6. Solution 6. Run the CHKDSK Command Line
  7. Solution 7. Run the SFC Offline Command Line

Solution 1. Rebuild BCD File

If you get an error code like 0xc000009 in such cases, it means the boot configuration data (BCD) is missing or corrupted. Incorrect Windows 11 installation, missing or corrupt system files, or incompatible hardware can all lead to this issue. You can use a powerful third-party tool like EaseUS Partition Master Professional to fix the error.

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This software offers you the Boot Repair feature to rebuild the BCD store for your Windows 11. Not only that, this feature can fix many other common issues that could occur on your computer in a fast and safe way. You can check the guide here to learn how to execute the task.

Step 1. Connect the USB drive/external drive to a working computer, open EaseUS Partition Master (RE), and click "Create Bootable Media."

Step 2. Select EaseUS Boot Toolkits and other components you need. Then, click "Next."


Step 3. Select your movable device and click "Go" to create an image on your USB drive/external drive. You can also burn the Windows ISO file to the storage media.


Step 4. Confirm the warning message and then wait for the creation process to complete.

Step 5. Connect the created bootable drive to the faulty computer and reboot it by pressing and holding "F2"/"Del" to enter the BIOS. Then, set the WinPE bootable drive as the boot disk and press "F10" to exit.


Step 6. Then, the computer will enter WinPE desktop. Open BootRepair, select the system you want to repair, and click "Repair."


Step 7. Wait a moment, and you will receive an alert that the system has been successfully repaired. Click "OK" to complete the boot repair process.


Although a built-in program called Bootrec.exe can help you rebuild BCD, we still recommend EaseUS Partition Master for its clean interface and simple operation for the task. If you are interested in more information, you can read this article.

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Solution 2. Uninstall the Latest Update

Usually, users encounter their Windows 11 have trouble booting up after installing a new update. Quality and feature updates bring changes to your system, affect its performance, and, of course, might cause issues. To fix the Windows 11 startup issue caused by the update, you can follow the below steps.

Step 1. Restart your PC 3-5 times, and it will enter the Windows Recovery Environment.

Step 2. Go to "Troubleshoot" > "Advanced options" > "Uninstall Updates."

Step 3. Now you will see "Uninstall latest quality update" and "Uninstall latest feature update." Choose one of them according to your last update to uninstall it.


Step 4. Restart the computer. If it doesn't work, try uninstalling the other update.

This operation will help you get rid of incompatible updates and get your Windows 11 back to a working state.

Solution 3. Restore the System

Another effective way to repair your Windows 11 is to perform a System Restore. It can help you restore system files, settings, drivers, registries, and essential programs to the previous state. By default, Windows 11 creates a restore point automatically and regularly. Or you can do it manually.

Now, if you do have restore points on your Windows 11 computer, follow the steps here to restore your system.

Step 1. Restart your PC 3-5 times, and it will enter the Windows Recovery Environment.

Step 2. Go to "Troubleshoot" > "Advanced options" > "System Restore."

Step 3. Hit "Next" in the pop-up System Restore widget.

Step 4. Select your restore point and click "Next."


Step 5. Then, confirm the message and click "Finish" to start the restoration process.

This utility is very practical for repairing system errors. However, if you don't have restore points on your computer, this method is useless to you.

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Solution 4. Run Startup Repair

Startup Repair is designed to detect and fix various errors for Windows computers automatically. This tool can fix issues like faulty system files or misconfigured settings. Below is the tutorial on Startup Repair.

Step 1. Restart your PC 3-5 times, and it will enter the Windows Recovery Environment.

Step 2. Go to "Troubleshoot" > "Advanced options."


Step 3. Click "Startup Repair" and wait for it to do its job.

Despite the fact that many users are complaining about Startup Repair not working and doubting its effectiveness, there's no harm in trying. This tool might be able to repair the error on your Windows 11 computer.

Solution 5. Rebuild MBR

The corruption of the Master Boot Record (MBR) can also cause the issue. If you are getting messages like "MBR Error 1" or "Invalid partition table," follow the steps below to rebuild MBR and fix the issue.

Step 1. Restart your PC 3-5 times, and it will enter the Windows Recovery Environment.

Step 2. Go to "Troubleshoot" > "Advanced options."

Step 3. Click "Command Prompt" and then type in the command lines listed below. Press "Enter" after inputting each command.

  • bootrec /fixmbr
  • bootrec /fixboot
  • bootrec /rebuildbcd


Step 4. Restart your computer.

These commands can help you rebuild MBR and resolve the Windows 11 won't boot issue for your computer.

Solution 6. Run the CHKDSK Command Line

The Check Disk utility, also known as CHKDSK, can scan your entire drive to locate and resolve errors. Errors like corrupted files or drive errors that prevent your Windows 11 from starting normally can be examined and fixed. Follow the steps below to run CHKDSK.

Step 1. Restart your PC 3-5 times, and it will enter the Windows Recovery Environment.

Step 2. Go to "Troubleshoot" > "Advanced options."

Step 3. Click "Command Prompt." Type in chkdsk C: /f and hit "Enter" to fix errors on the disk.


If the CHKDSK procedure fails in its job, you can read the below article. It will show you how to fix it.


CHKDSK Not Working in Windows 11/10/8/7? Fix It Now!

Is CHKDSK not working on your Windows 11/10/8/7? If you are unable to use the CHKDSK command to repair your system, check this article. We will show you a reliable alternative to deal with the issue easily. Read more >>

Solution 7. Run the SFC Offline Command Line

The System File Checker (SFC) Scan command allows you to scan for corrupted system files like DLL files and replace the incorrect or damaged ones with the cached version. If your PC cannot boot into Windows 11, try the following way to run the SFC offline commands. 

Step 1. Restart your PC 3-5 times, and it will enter the Windows Recovery Environment.

Step 2. Go to "Troubleshoot" > "Advanced options."

Step 3. Click "Command Prompt," and then type in the command below.

sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows

Then, hit "Enter."


Step 4. Restart your computer.

If you find the presented solutions useful, feel free to share them with your friends and families.


If you have tried all the solutions in this article and the problem is still there, the last method you can resort to is reset your PC. You can read the below article for more details.


2023 Ultimate Guide: How to Factory Reset PC

This article will offer a full guide on factory resetting your PC. You will learn the meaning and procedure of factory resetting a PC and fix the issue during the process. Read more >>


Windows 11 startup issue is a common topic among users. Luckily, this article provides 7 practical ways to help you perform Windows 11 boot repair and bring back your computer. The easiest and most effective solution is to perform the Boot Repair feature via EaseUS Partition Master. It has the ability to fix a variety of issues in just a few clicks.

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FAQs on Windows 11 Boot Repair

Hope you have resolved the Windows 11 boot issue. If you have more related questions, here are a few FAQs you can refer to.

1. How do I fix Windows 11 stuck on my boot screen?

To fix Windows 11 stuck on your boot screen, you can try "Go Back to the Previous Build":

  • Press the "Shift" + Power button simultaneously while booting up.
  • Select Restart. Then, go to "Troubleshoot" > "Advanced Options."
  • Select "Go back to the Previous Build."

2. What causes the Windows 11 boot loop?

Windows 11 boot loops might occur after installing new drivers, making changes to the system firmware settings, installing a Windows Update, malware attacks, etc.

3. Why is my computer screen black but still running?

The video cable is not inserted properly, or the display settings are incorrect, which could all be why your running computer is showing a black screen. Also, the corrupted or outdated video driver can also be the reason behind the issue.

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Updated by Tracy King

Tracy became a member of the EaseUS content team in 2013. Being a technical writer for over 10 years, she is enthusiastic about sharing tips to assist readers in resolving complex issues in disk management, file transfer, PC & Mac performance optimization, etc., like an expert.

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Written by Oliver

Oliver is an EaseUS professional writer who dares explore new areas. With a passion for solving tech issues with straightforward guides for common users, Oliver keeps honing his writing craft by developing in-depth solutions for disk and partition management, computer boot-up issues, file transfer, etc.

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