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How to Fix Windows 10 won't Boot/Start After Update

Updated on Jul 12, 2019 by Abby Haines to Todo Backup Resource

Windows 10 fails to boot or start after a recent update? This page tells you how to get rid of Windows 10 won't boot after update problem without losing data. Try it to make your PC start up and work normally.

How do I fix my PC when Windows 10 won't boot after update?
"After a recent Windows 10 update, my computer is refusing to boot. It just turns on normally, to the windows screen, then I get the BSOD, then it restarts as preparing automatic repair, then the screen just goes blank and freezes. Is there any way to get the issue fixed?"

How to Fix Windows 10 Won't Boot After Update Problem Without Losing Data

Windows 10 won't boot after the update is a terrible problem that has driven a large number of users crazy. Accompany with this issue, a black screen of death usually occurs. Even it can be easily get fixed by a clean install of Windows 10 system, but few people would like to try this solution because it will wipe the disk and finally result in a sacrifice of important data. In view of this, this page shows you how to fix Windows 10 won't boot or start after update issue without losing data. 

Before starting, please back up your files first!

EaseUS backup software with a bootable disk is a wonderful tool that can help when Windows won't boot. With it, you are allowed to recover access to your hard drive & data without running the Windows operating system. For a detailed guide, please refer to how to backup data without booting into Windows.

Backup data when Windows 10 won't boot after update - create a WinPE emergency disk

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

Step 1. Boot PC with Windows Installation Media

1) Create a Windows Installation Media.
2) Change the boot sequence in BIOS and then boot your PC from the bootable disk.

Step 2. Open Windows Advanced Options Menu

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

Step 3. Try Different Options to Fix Windows 10 Won't Boot or Start After Update Problem

Fix 1. In the 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 the 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 the 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.

Sometimes, it is possible that System File Checker doesn't help, Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically, System Restore gets stuck at restoring your previous version of Windows screen and can't complete. In these situations, perform a clean install might be the last choice for you to get rid of Windows 10 won't start/boot after update problem and make your PC work normally even you don't want to do it.