Windows 10. Reset PC error. cannot start up windows.

  1.    07 Sep 2016 #1

    Windows 10. Reset PC error. cannot start up windows.

    So, today I decided to reset/reboot my PC due to reaching maximum storage. So I went to "Settings-Update & Security-Reset this PC. And so it began to reset. It got to about 12% done and then it said "Failed to reset PC" and gave me the option to use an USB. Go back to windows or shut off. So I pressed back to windows 10. But then the screen just went black. And I am not able to do anything. Tried shutting it off and then restarting it but it only goes as far as the windows 10 logo. Then turns to black.

    Any ideas?
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  2.    08 Sep 2016 #2

    You would have been better off deleting old files and uninstalling programs not needed to free up space. I would always try a repair install first to correct a serious problem or recover from a previous restore point.

    At this stage try the following for which you need access to another PC:

    Use the Windows Media Creation tool to make a Windows 10 USB install disc, boot from that disk and attempt to repair your PC - see -

    Install Macrium Reflect Free and create a USB repar disk from Reflect. Then boot the repair USB disk and attempt to repair your PC. See

    Kyhi on this forum has an excelllent recovery disk you coud try - see Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk

    If the above doesn't work you could recover from your latest system backup if you have one. If not, I strongly recommend you to start using Macrium Reflect to image/backup your system.

    If all the above fail, I fear you need a clean install of Windows 10
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  3.    08 Sep 2016 #3

    Thank you for the quick response, will give the recovery tools a try. Otherwise I know what to do.
    Thank you!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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