How to Fix Windows 10 Boot Problem After Windows Update

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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:

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Press 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.

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Start 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.

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At the Automatic Repair screen, click Advanced options. The Choose an option screen will load.

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Click Troubleshoot.

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Then click Advanced options.

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Finally, 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:

The command will take a while to run. To learn more about how to use this command, click CHKDSK.

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Once CHKDSK completes successfully, enter this command and press Enter:

SFC /SCANNOW

Wait for SFC command to complete. Then…

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At the command prompt, type Exit and press enter.

Exit

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When 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.

Conclusion

Fixing “Windows 10 not Booting After an Update” problem is as simple as this. I hope the steps in this guide fixed your computer.

If you have a question or a comment use the “Leave a Reply” form at the end of this page. You could also share your experience with Windows 10 boot problem.

For more Windows 10 guides visit our Windows 10 page.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Just thought I’d let you guys know: I had boot problems for the last month (after upgrading to the Windows 10 1909 version) To keep this short and to the point, I updated the motherboard drivers along with graphics, sound, usb….. after doing that, my pc boots up normally again. Visit your manufacturers website.
    Make sure your other drivers are up-to-date, but be carefull where you download from.
    (maybe not your problem, but will help someone I think)
    Happy 2020 to you all.

    • Sorry to hear you are still not able to boot your Windows 10. Would you mind providing more details. For instance, any specific error mesages? Did the boot problem start after an update?

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