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

Roxanne updated on Sep 07, 2020 to Todo Backup Resource | How-to Articles

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?"

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.

Do You Need Specialized Services for System Boot Issues?
EaseUS also provides 1-on-1 remote assistance to fix the boot issue. If the solution above does not work for you, please contact our professionals via Email or LiveChat in this page. To ensure our professional assistance work, you are suggested to connect the unbootable system drive to a healthy computer when getting connected with us.

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Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

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