boot damage

Chariot silver 1 Reputation point

I have my windows image corrupted on my computer but I don't know how to recover it, a friend told me that if I want to keep the information, install on the OS I already have and then recover the files because the boot was damaged, this may work.

Windows 10
Windows 10
A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.
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  1. Docs 15,391 Reputation points

    Which operating system?
    There are tags for Windows 7, 8, 10, 11, server, etc.

    Ask the moderator to help with the tags:


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  2. Docs 15,391 Reputation points

    Hi Chariotsilver-5943 ,

    These are some options:
    a) troubleshoot the boot failure
    b) perform a custom install (save files) (applications and drivers need to be reinstalled)
    c) perform a clean install (requires manually backing up any important files)

    For custom install:

    For clean install:

    If you choose clean install then indicate if you need help backing up important files.


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  3. Kapil Arya 7,781 Reputation points MVP
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  4. Spigolo 456 Reputation points

    Hi @Chariot silver

    Could you please provide the exact error message you receive and the make and model of your pc?

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  5. S.Sengupta 16,481 Reputation points MVP

    You may repair install to fix the problem.

    There is a third party tool TestDisk-it's a Freeware you may try that too.

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