Please, help me with my corrupt Windows :(

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  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       #1

    Please, help me with my corrupt Windows :(


    Plz help me, i was using my pc as always and i got a bsod, it went so fast as i cant saw which stopcode. Then it restarted and stuck on manufacturers loading animation (hp) so i decided to hard shut down (i know, that move was stupid) the next time i turned on pc it appears a blue screen: this pc needs to be repaired, so i got usb tools for recovery, but when its scanning for problems just freezes and norhing happen. Plz let me know if theres another way to repair Windows or at least how to recover my files before a clean installation.
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  2. Posts : 25,075
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #2

    Imanoob said:
    ... or at least how to recover my files before a clean installation.
    Welcome to Ten Forums.

    For that, this may help...

    How to Backup Personal Files from Windows Recovery Environment


    ...as would booting from anything else, such a a Linux Live USB or this...

    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk
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  3. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Then, which live cd do you advice me? (A lighweight plz)
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  4. Posts : 25,075
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #4

    Imanoob said:
    Then, which live cd do you advice me? (A lighweight plz)
    I'll leave others to suggest the easiest Linux Live to use as I don't use it much myself.


    But Kyhi's bootable rescue disk will give you a familiar Windows environment to work in. It's easy to make a bootable usb from the ISO.

    Kyhi said:
    I usually just copy and paste the files from ISO to USB..
    My USB's are usually set (marked) as Active and formatted Fat32 (for UEFI and Legacy Support)
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk post #25
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  5. Posts : 12,482
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #5

    For copying data from a problematic Windows install I use a Linux Mint 19.3 LiveDVD [with the Cinnamon desktop], it is bootable when created from the downloaded .iso file and quite similar to Windows in operation. While booted to the LiveDVD it is also possible to create the Bootable USB drive using the included USB writer app but one needs the .iso file on another drive to use as the Source for the process. I haven't yet downloaded a USB-creation file.
    Download - Linux Mint
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  6. Posts : 27,662
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #6

    Sounds like you jumped right to clean.

    Agree with Bree, Kyhi's recovery disk gives you a familiar windows environment.


    Not sure what you meant when you said "you used USB recovery tools". Was this a recovery drive and was it from same version as you are running.


    If you are booting into Advance Startup Options there should be option to reset PC and one option within that is to keep data files. Sort of like a clean install in that it erase programs.

    Also within Advance Startup Options there is the option to use system restore.

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10


    Are you imaging your PC. If not you should be. Then you could do a restore. Software is free.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect
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  7. Posts : 25,075
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #7

    Caledon Ken said:
    Sounds like you jumped right to clean...
    Perhaps because backing up was my first suggestion for @Imanoob. I don't rule out the possibility of a repair, but in either case the first priority should be to back up the user files.

    Only then can we investigate further. We need more details of what the 'tools' were, how they were used, and what error messages may have been seen.
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  8. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Caledon Ken said:
    Sounds like you jumped right to clean.

    Agree with Bree, Kyhi's recovery disk gives you a familiar windows environment.


    Not sure what you meant when you said "you used USB recovery tools". Was this a recovery drive and was it from same version as you are running.


    If you are booting into Advance Startup Options there should be option to reset PC and one option within that is to keep data files. Sort of like a clean install in that it erase programs.

    Also within Advance Startup Options there is the option to use system restore.

    Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10


    Are you imaging your PC. If not you should be. Then you could do a restore. Software is free.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect
    I used WinRE tools but it freezes instantabeously, also, i tried to make an "upgrade" with the option "keep my files" but it says that i must run the setup from windows and not from boot device in order to keep my files.
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  9. Posts : 16,159
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #9

    Hello @Imanoob,

    Welcome to TenForums!

    Berton said:
    For copying data from a problematic Windows install I use a Linux Mint 19.3 LiveDVD [with the Cinnamon desktop], it is bootable when created from the downloaded .iso file and quite similar to Windows in operation. While booted to the LiveDVD it is also possible to create the Bootable USB drive using the included USB writer app but one needs the .iso file on another drive to use as the Source for the process. I haven't yet downloaded a USB-creation file.
    Download - Linux Mint
    I agree, Linux Mint LiveDVD is an excellent option which I have used MANY times in the past!
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  10. Posts : 7,484
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #10

    I do not have to use my excellent Linux Mint Live SD card again because I have now an excellent Windows PE.
    That said, if the OP wants Linux Mint, use this link:
    http://muug.ca/mirror/linuxmint/iso/...amon-64bit.iso
    Then use Rufus to create a bootable USB device.
    Rufus - The Official Website (Download, New Releases)
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