System Boots into unusable state

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  1. Posts : 27,519
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #11

    I wonder if replacing your EFI partition with a simple rebuild might not work.
    @Bree what do you think of replacing his EFI partition?
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  2. Posts : 10
    Win 10
    Thread Starter
       #12

    I have the ISO’ for 5 or 6 different system repair disks but can’t seem to figure out how to create bootable recovery media via USB attached to my router
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  3. Posts : 24,632
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #13

    Caledon Ken said:
    I wonder if replacing your EFI partition with a simple rebuild might not work.
    @Bree what do you think of replacing his EFI partition?

    It is not something I have ever had to do, but the Catch 22 for the OP is that you may need the bootable USB install media to do it. It may be possible with a recovery drive USB, but as I said - it's not something I have ever tried. See post #2 here for instructions:

    EFI partition deleted
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  4. Posts : 10
    Win 10
    Thread Starter
       #14

    The referenced thread is technically way over my head
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  5. Posts : 24,632
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #15

    Jhousedj said:
    The referenced thread is technically way over my head
    Then the best option is to get make a Windows 10 Install USB and do a clean install. Can you ask a friend to help, or use a PC in a library?
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  6. Posts : 39,971
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #16

    In the opening post safe mode was opened.
    See if you can open safe mode with command prompt.
    If you can then some troubleshooting commands can be run.

    The images had displayed a report with error code for disk metadata: The requested system device could not be found

    The priority is to backup any important files.
    This can be accomplished by using a bootable Ubuntu/Linux flash drive, Kyhi boot rescue flash drive, etc.

    Create a bootable USB stick on Windows | Ubuntu tutorials
    Toolkit Item: Kyhi’s Rescue Disk – Win10.Guru

    These are some links to create a Windows 10 iso:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10
    Download Windows 10 ISO File
    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10


    See if you can find a friend, neighbor, relative, or local computer store to create the flash drive(s).
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  7. Posts : 27,519
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #17

    Not sure what you mean repair disks, are they bootable.

    Still don't know make of PC.


    (Sorry I was unresponsive, having my eave trough replaced. They are finished, paid and gone.)
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  8. Posts : 27,519
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #18

    I have similar rebuild instructions for EFI by the same member. If you can execute diskpart these commands are not over your head, I can see you have skills.

    Anyway lets discuss these repair disks / ISO. Have you tried booting from one?
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  9. Posts : 10
    Win 10
    Thread Starter
       #19

    I am working through each one of the following:
    Hirens Boot Cd
    Puppy Linux
    System rescue Cd
    Tahr
    Trinity Rescue Build
    Ultimate Boot Cd

    Here’s some info on what they are
    5 Bootable ISO's to Boot and Repair Your Computer for Free - MajorGeeks

    I’m struggling with getting the files at the root of the drive since I am using my router/usb as a mas
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  10. Posts : 39,971
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #20

    In Ten Forums we frequently use Kyhi boot rescue. See post #19.

    Were you able to open safe mode command prompt? Title bar: Administrator:X:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe and prompt: X:\Sources :>

    See if you can run:

    dir
    c:
    dir
    d:
    dir
    and identify the drive letter in Windows RE

    chkdsk W: /r /v

    (change the drive letter W: to the applicable drive)

    This may take several hours to run and may display ETA.
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