How to Fix “Your PC did not start correctly” Error in Windows 10


Receive the “Automatic Repair: Your PC did not start correctly” error in Windows 10 after booting it? No worries. Here is a guide on how to fix the “Your PC did not start correctly” error.

1. Enter Safe Mode/Perform Startup Repair

To get rid of the “Your PC did not start correctly” error in Windows 10, you could perform “Startup Repair”. Take these steps:
Step 1. Enter Safe Mode.
See Also: How to Enter Safe Mode in Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP
Step 2. Open the Start menu and type Update and recovery
Step 3. Select Update and Recovery and navigate to Recovery
Step 4. Click Restart now under Advanced startup
If you can’t login to your PC successfully, you could follow the steps below:
Step 1. Press and hold the Shift button
Step 2. Click the Power button
Step 3. While holding the Shift button, click Restart
Step 4. Click Troubleshoot
Step 5. Click Startup Settings and then click Restart
Step 6. Click Safe Mode
Step 7. Log on to your PC with an Administrator account
Step 8. Repeat step 1 to step 4
Step 9. Click Advanced Options
Step 10. Click Startup Repair

2. Run System File Checker to Fix “Your PC did not start correctly” Error

You could also run the built-in System File Checker to fix the “Your PC did not start correctly” error in Windows 10. Take these steps:
Step 1. Open Command Prompt.
See Also: How to Launch Command Prompt on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP
Step 2. Enter the following command and hit Enter
sfc/scannow
Step 3. Wait for the utility to deal with it.
Step 4. Reboot your PC.

3. Rebuild BCD

The “Your PC did not start correctly” error can also be caused by missing or corrupted Boot Configuration Data. In this case, you need to rebuild the Boot Configuration Data. Take these steps:
Step 1. Open Advanced Options on the error screen.
Step 2. Select Command Prompt.
Step 3. Type the following command and hit Enter:
bootrec /rebuildbcd
Step 4. Now there are two scenarios you can encounter:
(1)Total identified Windows installations: 0. Go to Step 5.
(2)Total identified Windows installations: 1. Type Y, hit Enter and reboot your computer.
Step 5. Type the commands below and hit Enter:
bcdedit /export c:bcdbackup
attrib c:bootbcd -h -r -s
ren c:bootbcd bcd.old
bootrec /rebuildbcd
Step 6. Type Y and hit Enter.
If you know other methods to fix the “Your PC did not start correctly” error in Windows 10, welcome to share with us in the comments section below.
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