The latest Windows system undoubtedly offers you a more advanced performance than its predecessors. Moreover, it also enhances your experience quite a lot. Yet, you might come across certain technical problems while using Windows 10.
After all, no operating system, released until now, is free from such issues. However, your Windows system is well-equipped to deal with its technical problems. The Startup Repair program can fix pretty much any problem your PC faces while booting.
However, it might fail to do so under certain circumstances. And, you would want to look for other solutions in such cases. Here, we will look at viable solutions when the Startup Repair has failed.
Why does the Startup Repair Fail and How to Deal with it?
The Automatic Startup Program can usually fix corrupt system files causing startup issues. However, it might fail to do that if malware has corrupted the primary boot partition.
Apart from that, it also fails to fix your PC if the problem is too critical. In the latter case, you have to manually fix the problem with your device.
Here are the expert methods to fix your PC when Startup Repair Fails to fix it:
Restart Your PC
Your computer might face startup issues due to temporary errors. And, you can usually find an effective solution by restarting the device in such cases. You would get an option to shut down your device when Startup Repair fails to fix its problems. Click on it to turn off your PC and start it again after a few minutes. You might not face startup problems after restarting the device.
But, what if you find that the problem persists? In that case, you need not worry as there are more effective solutions to try. However, you must always start with this method as it might help you save some time.
Disconnect all Peripheral Devices
Have you connected a peripheral device to your computer while Startup Repair is fixing the issue? Then, that might explain the problem that you are facing. After all, peripheral devices might prevent Startup Repair from fixing the problem under various circumstances. And, these mainly include cameras, music players, and printed among other devices.
So, you must try removing these devices and see if that fixes the problem. This often does the trick and can provide an effective solution in some cases. But, if it does not work, you must consider disabling your antivirus software.
Disable the Antivirus Program
As reported by many users, the antivirus software on your device might interfere in the startup repair process. So, you might want to disable it for a while for an effective solution. But, how do you do that when you cannot access your device’s system? In case you are wondering, it is quite a simple task.
You need to boot your device in the Recovery Mode by pressing Shift while restarting it. Then, click on Troubleshoot and go to the Startup Settings under Advanced Settings. You will find a list of options to enable and disable various features on your device. Opt for disabling the early launch malware protection. Then, restart your PC to check on the problem.
Run the System File Checker
If the aforementioned methods were ineffective, you must find and repair damaged system files. By scanning your device with the System File Checker (SFC), you can do that. Boot your device in Recovery Mode and open the Advanced Settings in Troubleshoot, as mentioned previously. You have to use the Command Prompt to run the System File Checker.
Enter “sfc /scannow” in the CMD to scan your device for damaged files. The SFC can usually find any corrupt system files and repair them fairly quickly. If it fails to do so, follow the information on the screen to proceed with a manual solution.
Use Deployment Image and Servicing Management (DISM)
The DISM is yet another effective tool for situations where Startup Repair failed to fix your PC. You need to open the Command Prompt to use this tool for fixing system issues. In this case, you need to boot your device in Safe Mode for accessing the Command Prompt.
Enter the command “DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth” when prompted to scan for system corruption. This tool might need some time to find and repair the issue. Close the Command Prompt after that and restart your PC to check on the startup problem.
Run the CHKDSK Tool
Windows Startup Repair might fail to fix problems due to bad sectors or file system errors. In such cases, you can use the CHKDSK tool to fix the problem on your system drive. Open the Command Prompt in Recovery Mode and enter the command “chkdsk C: /R” to run a scan.
Replace the “C” in the command with any other name you are using for your system drive. Check whether the problem is resolved after CHKDSK fixes the issues. You should be able to boot your PC now unless there are any other problems.
Repair the MBR and Rebuild the BCD
The problem you are facing might be the Master Boot Record and Boot Configuration Data. You must access the Command Prompt on your device for a solution in that case. Rebuilding the BCD and repairing the MBR might provide you with an effective and long-term solution.
Boot your device in Recovery Mode and navigate to the Advanced Options. Open the Command Prompt and enter “bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd”, and then “bootrec.exe /fixmbr”, to rebuild your BCD and fix your MBR. You must also enter the command “bootrec.exe /fixboot” after the aforementioned ones. This should fix the startup problem on your PC.
What if You Cannot Fix the Issue?
The methods mentioned above are usually enough to fix the startup repair issues with your PC. But, if none of them works, restoring a previous system image or resetting your PC might be the only options left. You must also consider reaching out to a repair service for an optimal solution.