Windows 10 has been around for a little while now and there are still some people that haven’t upgraded yet. I’m sure many of you have had to deal with boot issues, or other errors on your computer after upgrading to Windows 10. If you’re one of those people, then this post is for you! Here are 5 steps that will help fix your Windows 10 boot problems in no time!
How do I run chkdsk from boot?
Step one: Boot into Safe Mode. Usually, when Windows boots up it will start in normal mode and run some startup services that may be the cause of your boot issues. By starting in safe mode you can rule out these possible causes and get a clean slate before trying to fix any other problems with your computer’s hardware or software. To do this, simply restart your computer and hit the “F11” key right when you turn on your computer. Once that’s done, a blue screen will appear with a list of options to choose from. Simply click “safe mode.”
If Windows doesn’t boot up properly after trying safe mode there is another step I recommend doing called Automatic Repair.
To do this, click the “Start” button and select “Settings.” From there go to Update & Security -> Troubleshoot. Under advanced options you will find an option for automatic repair. This can sometimes fix boot errors that are more complicated than normal startup issues. If this doesn’t work I would recommend trying safe mode again with networking.
If neither of these options work then go to the next step which is trying system restore. This can also be done in safe mode with networking if necessary but I think it works better when starting up normally instead of through safe mode. To do this, click on “Start” and select “Settings.” From there you will want to go to “Update & Security,” then click on “Recovery.” From there, hit the option that says “More Recovery Options” and click next. Then select a restore point from before you upgraded to Windows and it will attempt to fix your boot issues with this date’s settings. If none of these options work for you or if they did not solve your boot problems, then I would recommend trying to perform a fresh install of Windows.
To do this, click on the “Start” button and select “Settings.” From there go to Update & Security -> Recovery -> Reset This PC. Then you will see an option that says either keep my files or remove everything. If your computer is working fine and you just want to fix your boot issues then choose remove everything. If you have a lot of files that are important and not backed up yet, I would recommend keeping the files option instead so it doesn’t delete all of your stuff.
How do I run chkdsk from BIOS?
To run chkdsk from BIOS, it is necessary to be in the BIOS:
1: Restart your computer and press “F2” or “del” to enter BIOS.
2: Advanced -> Boot Sequence -> Enter Select Boot Menu(s) -> Choose Boot Settings -> Option [x] Option [y] Basic Input/Output System -> Press F10 or “Enter” -> Apply Changes and Reboot.
If this does not work, you may want to consult the manual of your motherboard. If it still does not work for you then there is a method that can be used in Windows instead:
How do I run chkdsk without windows?
You can run chkdsk without windows by using the Command Line.
Start > type in cmd in Search bar > Right click on it and click “Run as Administrator” -> Type “chkdsk ” path to disk in quotes where the letter is your hard drive # followed by a colon -> Hit Enter. Proceed through prompts.