Windows 10: Windows 10 no boot

  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       06 May 2018 #1

    Windows 10 no boot

    Wife woke me from dead sleep to tell me PC isn't working. Go check and find the desktop on but nothing on screen. Hold power button to shut off then turn on.Computer startup initially seems normal (see Gigabyte post screen then Win 10 spinning icon blah blah...) then screen goes black but computer still running. still on nothing on screen. Rinse repeat same results until the Windows repair kicks in.

    Wife left home but stated it was running fine and on the desktop when she left. After returning she found PC that way.

    When Windows does get to the repair screen my keyboard does not allow me to select advanced. NO working keyboard. So I used (after restart) my bootable USB that will allow me to run the repair option but it fails telling me it was unable to repair Windows. WTF.

    Computer has ran flawlessly and is cleaned out every 3 months (run filters) CMOS battery changed less than 1 year ago. No POST beep errors of any kind. New memory (G-Skill 16GB) was purchased ~1.5 years ago upgraded from 8GB.

    I'd like to not lose my system files/programs given everything I have on it. So what are my best options to get it to boot & run?

    PC specs:

    Windows 10 Pro 64bit (Current build as of this date)
    Core-i5 2500K (unclocked)
    16GB G-Skill DDR-3 Trident X 7-8-8-24
    Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 rev 1.0 (Award BIOS F10)
    XFX HD Radeon 7870DD 256bit 2GB GDDR5 (17.10.2 drivers)
    Sound Blaster X-fi Xtreme gamer
    1TB Hitachi SATA-3 64mb cache
    1TB WD Black SATA-3 64mb cache
    1TB WD Black SATA-3 64mb cache
    Rosewill Mid tower Challenger case
    LG Blue Ray DVD burner
    Antec 650w PSU
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Posts : 20,009
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       07 May 2018 #2

    1) Please update the specs in the "My Computer" section so as the thread progresses viewers can use the drop down option to view the specs:

    System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums:
    System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums | Windows 10 Tutorials
    In the left corner below in your post you find 'My System Specs'.
    After clicking it you can find a link a little below that says 'Update your System Spec', click on this link to get to the page where you can fill in your system specs.
    System Info - See Your System Specs - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Include PSU. cooler, case, peripherals and anything attached to the computer by wired or wireless (mouse, keyboard, headset, printer, xbox, USB wireless network card, etc.)

    2) Create a brand new bootable Windows 10 iso:
    Download Windows 10
    This will be Windows 10 build 1803

    3) Insert the bootable Windows 10 iso into any USB port
    4) Power on the computer and temporarily modify the BIOS boot order so that you can boot to the USB HD
    5) It may take 5 - 10 minutes for the iso to load while viewing the Microsoft Windows icon
    6) Select language, time, currency, and keyboard or click next
    7) In the left lower corner click repair your computer (do not click install)
    8) Click troubleshoot
    9) Click startup repair (if this fails move to the next step)
    10) Click system restore (start with the oldest restore point and keep repeating to the most recent as necessary) If system restore fails or if there are no restore points move to the next step)

    FOR ALL OF THESE STEPS PLEASE USE A CAMERA TO TAKE PICTURES AND POST IMAGES INTO THE THREAD. (please use 7zip to organize the images and one drive or drop box to post the images into the thread)

    11) Click command prompt > Administrator: X:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe > X:Sources>
    type all of these commands unless there are parenthesis:

    12) C:
    13) dir
    14) D:
    15) dir
    16) bcdedit /enum
    17) bcdedit | find "osdevice"
    18) diskpart
    19) list disk
    20) list volume
    21) select disk 0
    22) detail disk
    23) list partition
    24) select partition 1
    25) detail partition
    26) select partition 2
    27) detail partition
    28) select partition 3
    29) detail partition
    30) select partition 4
    31) detail partition
    32) (continue in the same fashion for any additional partitions)
    33) select disk 1
    34) list partition
    35) exit
    36) (view the results for step #17 for the partition. In this next command change the letter B to the drive letter in step #17)
    37) chkdsk /r B:
    38) (reboot as needed)
    39) This may take many hours and typically displays ETA
    40) (reopen command prompt > administrator: X:\windows\system32.cmd.exe > X:\Sources>
    41) (type these commands: )
    36) bootrec /fixmbr
    37) bootrec /fixboot
    38) bootrec /scanos
    39) bootres /rebuildbcd
    40) exit
    41) (reboot)

    If this fixes the boot problem then consider the repair fragile.
    Perform the following steps:
    1) Backup all files to another drive or into the cloud
    2) Make a backup image using Macrium:
    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free
    3) Save the backup image onto another drive or into the cloud
    4) Make a brand new restore point
    5) Test the drive with:
    HD Tune:
    Post images into the thread for results on these tabs:
    a) Health (SMART)
    b) Benchmark
    c) Full error scan

    If the above steps fail to fix the boot there are additional troubleshooting steps based on the commands and results in the above steps. Please make sure that images of all commands and results are posted into the thread.
    Last edited by zbook; 07 May 2018 at 01:50.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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