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slick333

Recovering Windows 10 after a diaster!

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Hi! Thought I would be the first to start a thread here in this section. Not sure it belongs here, but it can be moved if it's not appropriate here. Here's my thoughts about recovering W10 when things go wrong. Of course the best way is to always have a backup image of your OS, created by a 3rd party program like Macrium Reflect. Maybe we can discus that latter. For now, here are my thoughts about recovering W10 . I hope this helps someone here on the forum. If you have more suggestions, please post them. I'm hoping this is a good start in helping you recover from a disaster.

Hi! I'm creating this thread for members that log on the forum and haven't found their way around the forum yet. If they click on this new section, they will hopefully see this thread and I'm hoping it will help someone.
Windows has several ways to get your PC up and running when you have a issue.
When you boot into the Advanced Startup mode, you will find several options that can help you fix problems. Here's a good link by HTG that explains this really well. It's a good place to start.
https://www.howtogeek.com/131916/ho...artup-options-to-fix-your-windows-8-computer/
If your PC isn’t loading Windows 10 and you don’t have the operating system installation files, you can use the following trick. I recommend you create a Media creation tool now if you haven't done so, and have it available when you need it, because you will probably need it some day. Here's link. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Otherwise you can use this trick to get to the advanced startup mode.
 

  1. Start your computer and follow the POST, when Windows should begin loading, press the power button to shutdown your computer.
     
  2. Repeat the previous step twice, and in the third restart the operating system should enter into the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE), where a number of diagnostics will be performed to try fix any booting issues, but you will also get an option to access the Windows Startup Settings.

  3. Here's 6 ways to recover W10. They are listed in the order that I would try. Hope this helps someone. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12415/windows-10-recovery-options
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Hi Here's a great way to recover from windows problems if you can still boot into windows. Here's link from Shawn Brink. This link has a great video and may be the first thing you want to try, if your having issues that you can't seem to solve, and want to try a over the top install without losing any thing. This just might fix your Windows issues. It's worth a try. LOL I have done this and it worked great. Of course if you're having a lot of problems, the best thing is a clean install. Nothing beats a clean install. Yes it's a lot of work, but  some times worth the extra effort. Nothing like a clean install to fix all your nagging issues. Let me know what you think. I'll be around here if the owner allows it. LOL

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.html

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