17 December 2015 For Management
Windows 10 is the latest installment in Microsoft's long line of DOS-based Windows operating systems. Microsoft is looking to change and earn a lot from this new version and its new features.
Microsoft has sent users an update utility to help them easily update to the new operating system. Even though the company has gone to great lengths to provide people with a hassle-free and error-free experience, there are always cases where things don't go well.
If you're reading this, chances are Windows 10 won't be able to boot. There are many and numerous reasons why an operating system cannot boot.
This will likely fix once you get to the command prompt and do a little troubleshooting.
What is the command prompt?
Command Prompt is the command line interpreter provided by Microsoft for Windows. It is basically a small, non-graphical version of the computer interface, which you can use to run various utilities and fix various errors.
How to enter command prompt when Windows 10 cannot start?
There are mainly two ways to do this when your Windows 10 PC is unable to boot.
Method 1 - Use any Windows 10 installation media
1- Connect or insert the Windows 10 installation media.
2- Restart your PC.
3- Allow the PC to boot into the installation media.
4- When you see the Windows settings window, press Shift + F10.
This will open the command prompt.
if the command prompt does not show, you can follow the next option,
4.1- When the Windows configuration window appears, click Next.
4.2- Select -Repair your computer, which is located in the lower left corner.
4.3- Select the Troubleshoot option.
4.4- Select Advanced options in the next window.
4.5- Now select Command Prompt in the window in the upper right corner.
4.6- Since you are not logged into any account and entered the advanced startup repair via USB or other device, you will need to enter your user account credentials to continue.
4.7- Select your user account and enter the password when prompted.
This will now restart your PC and run Command Prompt 🙂
Method 2: Access Advanced Startup Repair Options Using Forced Restart.
Access to advanced startup repair via a forced restart.
1- Press and hold the power button on your PC until it turns off.
2- Press the power button once and start the PC.
3- Repeat steps one and two until the message Please wait is displayed in the start window.
Note: You will need to repeat steps 1 and 2 at least three or four times to see the Please wait message.
4- Once you enter the recovery mode, click on Advanced Repair Options.
5- Select the troubleshooter in the advanced repair options.
6- Click Advanced Options below.
7- Select the command prompt in the next window.
8- Provide the user account password, if requested.
Your PC will reboot and run Command Prompt 🙂