How to Repair and Restore Windows 10

So Windows 10 won’t load. Or possibly it starts up, but crashes a great deal. In either case, you have to fix the problem before you make use of your laptop. If your screen is rotated, there’s an easy treatment for that. If the operating system is booting slower than molasses, you can also use power settings to speed up its launch. Otherwise, here are a few methods to repair Windows 10.

Method 1: Use Windows Startup Repair

If Windows 10 is unable to boot up and goes to the login screen or even the desktop, your first step should be to use Startup Repair. Here’s how:

1. Visit the Windows 10 Advanced Startup Options menu. On many laptops, hitting F11 once you power on will get you towards the Windows 10 Advanced Startup Options. Booting off an install disk and hitting Next then Repair provides a secondary option.

Once your computer has booted, select Troubleshoot

And then you will need to click Advanced options.

2. Click Startup Repair.

Windows will take anywhere from a couple of seconds to a few minutes to attempt to repair the problem. It might not be in a position to. If you do not actually have a startup problem, it will also express it can’t repair the problem.

Method 2: Use Windows Restore

1. Complete step 1 from the previous technique to get to Windows 10’s Advanced Startup Options menu.

2. Click System Restore.

The pc will reboot.

3. Select your username.

4. Enter your password.

5. Pick a restore point from the menu and follow the prompts. For those who have no restore points, you cannot use this method.

Method 3: Execute a Disk Scan

Your Windows 10 problems may stem from a corrupt file. If you can boot in to the operating system — even though you need to boot into safe mode — you need to execute a file scan to check on for problems.

1. Type “cmd” into the main search box.

2. Right click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.

3. Type sfc /scannow at command prompt and hit Enter.

The scan will require a while and should fix any corrupted files it finds.

Method 4: Reset Windows 10

If you wish to get a clean start, free from rogue software and drivers, you usually don’t need to perform a full install. Instead, Windows 10 supplies a built-in reset feature that takes your pc back to the way it was before you decide to had any software, special devices or data preloaded. On a side note, if you are giving your computer to someone else, resetting is a good method to wipe it.

See our tutorial on how to reset Windows 10 to refresh your computer.

Method 5: Reinstall Windows 10 on your own

If everything else fails and also you can’t even reset your Windows computer, you can reinstall entirely. You won’t even need an activation number or any proof of purchase, either. Just make sure you’ve more than 4GB of space available, as that’s just how much space the file you’ll download occupies. Here’s how to reinstall Windows 10:

1. Visit this site and click Download tool now.

2. Click on the download link at the end of your screen.

3. Click Accept.

4. Select Create installation media for another PC and click Next.

5. Select ISO file and click Next.

6. Click Finish.

7. Open the Windows ISO file you downloaded.

8. Open Setup.

9. Click Next.

10. Click Accept. Be ready to wait a while. The following part might take a while.

11. Click Install. Again, this will take a moment while the body restarts.

12. Watch for your system to restart and install Windows 10.

You’ve reinstalled Windows 10! Hopefully it fixed your problems. Browse the below table of contents for more fixes.