Jan
15
2017

Fix: Your PC did not start correctly Windows 10

After following this post, you will be able to solve an issue with Windows 10, where your PC might suddenly restart (OR) might give you an error out of the blue upon restart of power up your Windows 10 based computer. The error reads like: Your PC did not start correctly. This error might also occur after you update or upgrade Windows.

Fix: Your PC did not start correctly Windows 10

Scenario 1: Your PC was working fine & suddenly started throwing this error

Scenario 2: Your updated, upgraded Windows & started receiving this error (see Below) | also if you added a hardware or updated drivers

Method 1: Safe Mode | Startup repair

Safe mode is a troubleshooting option for Windows that starts your computer in a limited state. Only the basic files and drivers necessary to run Windows are started. The words Safe Mode appear in the corners of your monitor to identify which Windows mode you’re using.

Follow the steps given below and check if that helps.

  • Type Update and recovery in search on Start menu.
  • Click Update and recovery, and then click Recovery.
  • Under Advanced startup, click Restart now.

If you are unable to login to your PC, or if you PC is stuck on the lock screen:

  • Press & hold the Shift button on your keyboard

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  • Click on the power button
  • While holding the shift button,
  • Click on restart
  • On the Choose an option screen,  click Troubleshoot.

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  • Click on Startup Settings
  • If you don’t see the Startup Settings option, click advanced options.

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  • click Startup Settings.
  • click Restart.
  • On the Startup Settings screen, choose the Safe Mode.
  • Sign in to your PC with a user account that has administrator rights.

Now, If your computer starts normally in SAFE MODE, try Startup repair, follow the instructions below

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To run Startup repair from Advance boot option, follow the below steps:

  • Press and hold Shift key and click on Restart under power (as Shown Above)
  • Click on Troubleshoot.
  • Click on Advanced Options.

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  • Now click on Startup Repair.

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If the troubleshooter is able to solve the startup issue, good enough.

If in case the troubleshooter throws an error saying:

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Follow Method 2.

Method 2: Rebuilding BCD | Boot configuration data

To check & rebuild the Windows BCD:

  • Follow the steps above to open the Diagnostic Menu in Windows 10
  • OR
  • Insert the original Windows DVD/USB and boot from it
  • Click Troubleshoot
  • Click on Advanced Options
  • Click on Command Prompt

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  • Now,
  • Type bootrec /fixmbr
  • Press Enter
  • Then,
  • Type bootrec /fixboot
  • Press Enter
  • Then,
  • Type bootrec /rebuildbcd
  • Press Enter
  • Now, Type Exit

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  • Restart your computer

Scenario 2: Your updated, upgraded Windows & started receiving this error

Method 3: Using system restore

Click here (Using System restore Windows 10)

Now, If nothing seems to help & you have your data backed up, it is time to Reset Your PC

Method 4: Reset Your PC

  • From the Diagnostics Menu (as show above)
  • Click on Troubleshoot
  • Then, Click on Reset this PC

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  • Resetting your PC will delete all data & personal setting, apps from your PC
  • Make sure you have everything backed up
  • Click on Reset
  • Let Windows Reset your PC
  • After everything finishes up. Your PC should work fine.

If in case, you still face an issue, please post a comment or use contact form to leave me a message. Will try to further troubleshoot your issue.

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About the Author:

Shantanu is a Windows Enthusiast, a troubleshooter & a writer. He is a Microsoft MVP in Windows Expert - IT Pro from 2007. You can check out his other work @ www.shantanukaushik.com

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