If you depend on your computer (as many of us do), few things in this world can make your heart skip a beat like an infinite startup repair loop. When Window’s own startup repair gets stuck, it’s easy to fear the worst. Reinstalling your operating system can be a huge pain (and time sink), and leaves you hoping you’ve backed up everything important just in case something goes wrong. Your hard drive might even be failing—putting you in an even worse situation! Since Microsoft rolled out its Windows 10 upgrades to Windows 7 and 8 users, many PC owners have experienced a rougher-than-expected transition, and have found themselves dealing with a frustrating and heart-pounding Windows 10 startup repair loop far more often than they’d like.
There are plenty of fixes out there for Windows 10 loops. When you get stuck in a Windows startup repair loop, the loop is in fact a symptom of an underlying problem. The problem can range anywhere from a handful of corrupted registry files or boot files to massive filesystem corruption, or even the physical failure of your PC’s internal hard drive. Depending on what the problem is, the solution can be very simple—or very complex.