Windows 10 Tips and How to Guide

how to fix windows 10 startup problems in 2020

Getting Different Windows 10 Startup problems such as windows 10 startup repair couldn’t repair your PC, boot configuration data is missing, windows 10 booting problem after update. Windows 10 Failed to start, system Crashes and Frequently Restart with Different Blue Screen Errors, Stuck At Black Screen etc. Especially After Recent windows 10 1909 upgrade users Windows unable to start, Frequently Restart and Startup Repair Stuck At repairing windows for hours.

Mostly All these Windows 10 Startup problems occur Due to Incompatible Device Driver, Disk drive Failure or bad sector Errors, Any Third-party Application or Virus malware infection Causing the Issue. And especially while windows upgrade process system files get Corrupted or missing.

Fix Windows 10 Startup problems

As Various Reason Behind these windows 10 Startup problems, we have to Apply Different Solutions to Fix And Repair most of Windows 10 Startup problems. If you are also Struggling from windows startup problems laptop computer won’t Start, frequent blue Screen occurs, Stuck At Startup repair etc. Here most applicable Solutions to Get rid of this.

With Windows 10 and 8.1 Microsoft Added windows Advanced options where you can Get Various Troubleshooting Tools such as Startup Repair, Advanced command prompt, system restore, System image recovery, go to the previous build and Start settings where you can Access Safe mode (start windows with minimum system requirement) and allow to perform troubleshooting steps. As due to Startup Problem windows won’t start, we need to Access windows advanced options to Deal issues like this.

Access windows Advanced options

To Access windows Advanced options you need a windows installation media If you don’t have then create installation media by the following link. When you ready with installation media Insert it to DVD/ CD drive, Access BIOS setup by press Del key. Then move to the boot tab and change the first boot your installation media ( CD/DVD or Removable Device ). Press F10 to save the changes, this will Restart windows and press any key to boot from installation media.

Repair your computer


First Set the language preference, click next and click on repair Computer option. On next screen, Select Troubleshoot then click on Advanced options. This will represent you with various Startup troubleshooting tools to fix different startup problems.


Advanced options

Use the Startup Repair option

When you access Advanced options First use the startup Repair option and let windows to fix the problem itself. When you click on startup repair this will restart the windows and start the diagnostic process. And analyze the various settings, configuration options, and system files Especially look for :

  1. Missing/corrupt/incompatible drivers
  2. Missing/corrupt system files
  3. Missing/corrupt boot configuration settings
  4. Corrupt registry settings
  5. Corrupt disk metadata (master boot record, partition table, or boot sector)
  6. Problematic update installation

The Startup repair Process will take Some Time, be patient and wait until complete the repair process. After that windows will Restart and start normally. If the repair process results startup repair couldn’t repair your PC or automatic repair couldn’t repair your PC then follow next step.


Automatic Repair couldn't repair your pc

Boot into Safe Mode

If startup repair Fails to then we need to boot windows into safe mode, which start windows with minimum system requirements and allow you to perform various troubleshooting steps. To Access safe mode click on Advanced options -> Troubleshoot -> Advanced options -> Startup Settings -> Click on Restart -> Then press F4 To access safe mode and F5 To access safe mode with networking as shown below image.

Windows 10 Safe mode


Now When windows boot into safe mode, lets perform Troubleshooting steps such as run system files checker tool, Run DISM tool to repair system image, check and fix disk error using CHKDKS, Update or Reinstall drivers, Disable Fast Startup, Remove recent installed applications, Perform Full system scan to fix virus malware infection etc.

Fix Bootrec Errors

If due To this Startup Problem, Didn’t allow to Boot into safe mode then first we need to repair the Boot record error by perform fallowing command which allow to boot into safe mode.

To perform bellow commands again form Advanced options, click on command prompt and type command below one by one and hit enter to execute the same.

  • Bootrec.exe \fixmbr
  • Bootrec.exe \fixboot
  • Bootrec \ScanOS
  • Bootrec /rebuildBcd


Fix Bootrec Errors

After That Restart windows And check Start normally if not then try to boot into safe mode from Advanced options. Hope This time windows allow you to login to safe mode. Next, perform Bellow troubleshooting steps to fix startup problems and start windows normally.

Run System File Checker Utility

As discussed corrupted, missing system files mostly cause different Statup problems such as blue screen error, stuck at black screen, windows failed to start, startup repair fail etc. Running System file checker Utility scan and repair the missing system files from a special folder located on %WinDir%\System32\dllcache. 

To run system file checker open command prompt as administrator, then type command sfc /scannow and hit the enter key. This will start scanning for missing damaged system files, if found any the utility will restore them itself. Wait until 100% complete the Scanning process After that Restart windows.

system file checker


Run DISM Tool

If SFC utility Results system file checker found corrupt files but was unable to fix them or windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Then we need to run The DISM Tool Which Scan And repair System image and allow SFC utility to do its job.

To Run DISM Tool Again on the same command prompt type DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and hit the enter key. The process is slow and sometimes, you may think that it is stuck, usually at 30-40%. However, do not cancel it. It should move after a few minutes. After 100% complete the scanning process again Run the sfc / scannow command.

Update Device Driver

Also, incompatible Device drivers mostly cause Different Startup up problems. Such As Corrupted / outdated Display Drivers mostly cause Different Blue screen error and Windows stuck at Black screen issue. Update the currently installed drivers especially Display Driver, Audio sound and Network Adapter driver to latest version help to fix number of startup problems.

To Update Device Driver you need to boot into safe mode with networking. ( so that you can access internet connection and download the latest driver form the internet. ) Now open Device Manager by press win + R, type devmgmt.msc and hit the enter key. This will display all installed drivers list check any installed driver with yellow tingle mark right-click on it and select uninstall. Also Right-click and select update driver for Display Graphic Driver, Audio and network adapter driver. After that Restart windows and start normally check startup problems fixed.

Remove Recent install application

Also if you notice After install any third-party application, windows failed to start Then may that Application cause this issue at startup. Simply press Win + R, type appwiz.cpl and hit enter. Next, select the recently installed application and click uninstall.

Also, perform a full system scan with the latest updated antivirus / anti-malware to check and fix if any virus, malware infection causing the issue. Download and Run Third-party system optimizer like Ccleaner to clean junk, temp file, memory dump, Windows error log etc. And fix Missing, Broken registry errors.

Disable Fast Startup

Most of windows users report Disable the Fast startup Feature fix Different Startup problems such as Blue Screen errors, Black screen at startup etc for them. To Disable Fast Startup Feature on Same safe mode login open Control panel -> power options (Small icon view ) -> Choose What the power buttons do -> click on Change Settings that Are currently Unavailable.  Then Here under Shutdown Settings Uncheck the option Turn on Fast Startup ( Recommended ) Click save Changes.


Fast Startup

Repair Disk Drive Errors

Also, check and fix Different Disk Errors using CHKDSK command utility. As discussed this startup problems also cause due to disk errors, Such as faulty Disk drive, Bad Sectors etc. But adding some extra parameter we can force CHKDSK to check and repair disk errors.

To Run CHKDSK again open the command prompt as administrator. Then type command chkdsk C: /f /r  or you can add extra /X to dismount the volume if required.


Run Check disk on Windows 10

Then command explained :

Here the command chkdsk prefers to check the Disk Drive for errors. C: represent the drive which check for errors, normally its system drive C. Then /f Fixes errors on the disk and /r Locates bad sectors and recover readable information.

As showing above image this will display message disk is using press Y to chkdsk to process on next restart simply Press Y, close command prompt and restart windows. On next boot CHKDSK will start scanning and repairing the process for the drive. Wait until 100% complete the process, After that windows will Restart and Start normally.

These are some most applicable solutions to fix Windows 10 Startup problems such As startup repair couldn’t repair your PC, boot configuration data is missing, windows 10 booting problem after update, system Crashes and Frequently Restart with Different Blue Screen Errors, Stuck At Black Screen etc. I hope After applying above solutions your startup problem will get resolved and start windows normally. Face any difficulty while apply these solutions, or have any query, suggestion about this post feel free to discuss on comments below.

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