Getting real Frustrated over this mess!! By having both a Recovery Drive and a System Image, you can ensure that you're able to revive Windows 10 if it can't revive itself. Thank you, Stan Hi, Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. Press the appropriate key ex: F11 displayed for Boot Menu when you see the option available like below. You may follow the steps provided below and check if it helps to resolve the issue. I also tried Reset option as well. This method allows you to create an image of your entire Windows environment, including your personal files and applications. I am stuck running windows 7 and time is running out.
Then I installed Win 10 32 Bit Version 1703. And the recovery drive at least brings Windows 10 back to a bootable and working state. I tried to reset, restore it. Hi Edhoward, Thank you for updating us. . The downside is that neither your personal files nor your desktop applications come along for the ride. I looked within the files and boot was there.
Since I knew windows 7 license owners are to get a free upgrade to windows 10 I did some asking around in Microsoft Community and was told by some monitors that I would be able to upgrade my Windows 7 and still be able to use the Windows 10 Pro on the other drive and dual boot. I'm not sure why you wouldn't otherwise. The whole process is easy, if somewhat time consuming the more drives on the system where you build the recovery drive, the longer it takes to scan through them and report on suitable targets. But how do you do that, to change the boot order, if you're doing this because Windows 10 won't start in the first place? After almost a full day finally the opening Picture comes up. However thanks for your help, I will keep you posted and I will file away what you've given me if I have any future issues and I owe you a beer!! Just to be clear, my question is, how do you change the boot order if you can no longer get into the boot menu by pressing various keys and Windows won't start? The key to press for Boot Menu will vary per motherboard. It's never had anything other than Windows 10 on it - unless they upgraded it at the factory. Could you tell me what? On many of my laptops, for example, striking the F12 key during initial start-up brings up a boot drive selection menu, but on my Lenovo ThinkPads, I use the blue ThinkVantage button instead.
If you choose the last option you can boot from this drive and when you get to installation window after choosing language etc. We will be happy to assist you accordingly. Please keep us posted on the issue. To get to Windows Startup Settings in the Windows Recovery Environment. Anything you can run at the command line in Windows, you can direct against the impaired disk. Hope that this helps you out.
So I think the drive failing is not allowing me to complete the repair because it's shutting itself down after a few seconds and not even allowing me to boot back into Windows 7 which is still on it. After setup is finished, you can sign into Windows. What do third-party recovery tools bring to the party? After this complete the repair and see if you are able to boot in to your computer. We will be happy to assist you accordingly. This drive is an original full version of Windows 10. Please keep us posted on the issue. If it succeeds, the system will be restored to normal operation.
Here's how to get started. I also tried using the software in bedded within windows to fix itself with the same results. Updated with each new major Windows 10 upgrade the latest is for 1607. You do not need product key as windows 10 will be automatically activated once installed and connected to internet as long as you install the same edition already previously installed on the computer. After this complete the repair and see if you are able to boot in to your computer. There are 9 options available, including debugging, boot logging, low-res video, various forms of Safe Mode, and more. What are my options here? I regret the inconvenience caused to you.
I say that because the light blue screen with the circle I believe is the computer trying to access to update the Windows 10 Pro to get the load back. For some reason that went away as well. You might be asked to enter an admin password or confirm your choice. Could you tell me what? To get to Windows Startup Settings in the Windows Recovery Environment. Does anyone have any suggestions for resolving this issue? Usually the boot screen will show you what key to press like below.
This is not necessarily a problem except I have several extra 16 gb usb drives which I would like to use. Follow the below procedure and check if it resolves the issue. Your system won't boot up and can't even fix itself. I suggest you to perform start up repair from Windows Recovery Environment. Just to be clear, my question is, how do you change the boot order if you can no longer get into the boot menu by pressing various keys and Windows won't start? Original Title: recovery help I installed a recent update to my windows 10 pro 64 bit machine.