If you experience Windows 10 not booting after an update, it is likely that the update corrupted the boot files.
You may have tried “Refresh your PC”, “Reset your PC”, “Open a System Restore point”, but the problem is still there!
This problem may appear daunting and scary but the fix is very simple.
Steps to Fix Windows 10 not Booting After an Update
If an update broke your computer and Windows 10 is not Booting, here are the steps to fix it:
1Press the power button on your computer to boot it. Then wait for Windows 10 to start booting (the highlighted circles starts). At this point power off the computer.
2Start the computer again. Then wait for the circles to display and turn the computer off. By the time you power the computer again the 3rd time, it will boot to Automatic Repair.
3At the Automatic Repair screen, click Advanced options. The Choose an option screen will load.
5Then click Advanced options.
6Finally, click Command Prompt.
This is where you fix “Windows 10 not Booting After an Update” problem! Once you see this black screen, you are very close to getting your computer back.
Now, here is the magic: at the command prompt type the command below. Then press enter.
CHKDSK C: /R /X
The command will commence repair of drive C:
7Once CHKDSK completes successfully, enter this command and press Enter:
Wait for SFC command to complete. Then…
8At the command prompt, type Exit and press enter.
9When you type Exit, the options page below will load. Click Turn off your PC. Then restart your computer. Your computer should be able to boot successfully.
Fixing “Windows 10 not Booting After an Update” problem is as simple as this. I hope the steps in this guide fixed your computer.
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