Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment  

    Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment

    Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment

    How to Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment
    Published by Category: General Tips
    12 Feb 2019
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment

    information   Information
    Windows failing to boot can be a daunting experience, the Recovery environment built into Windows 10 is designed to overcome a variety of problems that cause Windows 10 to fail to boot. This tutorial details the options available and how to use them.

    warning   Warning
    Read the following instructions carefully before proceeding with the Recovery environment, some options may cause you to lose settings, updates or files.




    INTRODUCTION

     List of Contents


    Preface: Entering the Recovery Environment
    Option One: System Restore
    Option Two: Refresh Windows 10
    Option Three: Reset Windows 10
    Option Four: System Image Recovery



    PREFACE

     Entering the Recovery Environment


    1:
    When Windows 10 fails to boot you will be taken to the Recovery screen. Click Restart my PC

    Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment-recovery-restart-pc.jpg

    A)
    If your PC reboots successfully you can disregard the rest of this tutorial.

    B)
    If your PC boots back to the Recovery screen, follow Step 2.

    2: Click See advanced Repair options

    Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment-recovery.jpg

    3: At the Choose an option screen click Troubleshoot

    Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment-choose-option.jpg

    4:
    Go to the List of Contents to continue with your desired method.




    OPTION ONE

     System Restore


    1: Click Advanced Options

    Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment-click-advanced-options.jpg

    2:
    Follow System Restore Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums from Option One: Step 4 to complete a System Restore.

    Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment-advanced-options-system-restore.jpg



    OPTION TWO

     Refresh Windows 10


    1: Click on Refresh your PC

    Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment-cick-refresh-your-pc.jpg

    2: Follow Refresh Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums from Option One: Step 4 to refresh your PC.




    OPTION THREE

     Reset Windows 10


    1: Click on Reset your PC

    Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment-cick-reset-your-pc.jpg

    2: Follow Reset Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums from Option One: Step 3 to reset your PC.




    OPTION FOUR

     System Image Recovery

    information   Information
    The System Image Recovery option will only be executable if you have previously created a Windows System Image.

    Note   Note
    Restoring a system image may take between a few minutes and a few hours depending on the size of your system image.

    1: Click on System Image Recovery

    Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment-system-image-recovery.jpg

    2: On the Choose an account to continue screen click the name of the account you will use to restore the image

    Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment-choose-account-continue.jpg

    3: Enter the password for the chosen account

    Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment-enter-password.jpg

    4: Select a system image backup.

    A) By default the Use the latest available system image (recommended) option is selected. If you wish to use this option click Next

    information   Information
    If you select this option skip to Step 5.
    If you wish to choose a different image follow Step 4: B)

    Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment-select-backup.jpg

    B) If you wish to select a different system image click on Select a system image then click Next

    Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment-select-system-image.jpg

    Highlight the location where your desired image is stored and click Next

    Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment-select-backup-2.jpg

    Highlight the image you wish to restore and click Next

    Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment-select-image.jpg

    5: At this point you will be asked if you would like to Choose additional restore options

    A) Check the Format and repartition disks to restore your hard drives and partitions to the state they were in at the time the image was taken. Click the Exclude disks... button to exclude certain drives from the repartitioning process

    Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment-repartition-drives.jpg

    Tip   Tip
    If the options are greyed out (as in the screenshot above) click on Install drivers... to install the drivers for your disk drives from an external source (USB stick or CD/DVD)

    Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment-repartition-drives-2.jpg

    B) Click on Advanced to set further instructions before restoring the image.

    Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment-click-advanced.jpg

    To make additional changes before restarting the PC uncheck the Automatically restart this computer after the restore is complete option

    Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment-advanced-options-1.jpg

    To prevent a Disk Check run uncheck the Automatically check and update disk error information option

    Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment-advanced-options-2.jpg

    Once you have chosen your additional options click Next

    6: Check your image choice is correct and click Finish, then confirm the restore by clicking Yes.

    Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment-finish.jpg
    Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment-finish-2.jpg

    That's it,
    Gav.



  1. Golden's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #1

    Nice one
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  2. Boozad's Avatar
    Posts : 1,625
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Thanks Colin mate. Hopefully it will be of some use in the future. :)
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #3

    What if my laptop doesn't even get to the recovery screen? It shows the Dell screen and then the blue screen with the Windows logo. Under the logo is the spinning circle of dots that never ends. My laptop will not go any further. I'm not sure where to start.
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  4. Posts : 5
    Windows 10
       #4

    this is very very usefull
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