In a recent series of blog posts, I showed you how to use the various tools on the Windows 8 Recovery Drive to revive an ailing Windows 8 installation. At this point, the entire hive is loaded into the Registry Editor so that you can make any changes that you hope will allow your Windows 8 system to boot up normally. Would I like to add that installation to a boot list? Ultimately, it may not be worth troubleshooting serious Windows corruption problems when you can just reset Windows to its default state or reinstall it. Click the Restart now button. After your system boots from the Recovery Drive and you are prompted to choose an option, select the Troubleshoot tile as shown in Figure A.
If you're not sure, use the to inspect the folders. If a file has been modified, it will automatically replace that file with the correct version. You can modify, delete partitions that are on the disk and make extensive changes to the way the operating system is configured. If none of the solutions above works to repair your Windows 10 boot problem, you may then decide if you want to , to an earlier build, or. From there, press the 6 key to boot into Windows 10 safe mode with command prompt on next restart. Now when I restart my computer, it will be able to find my Windows operating system and start everything normally. If you have no access to your Windows 10 at all, you need to do this: Hold and press on the power switch on your computer casing for about 5 seconds until your computer is completely turned off.
Figure F The config folder contains all of the registry hive files. You may skip this step if you already know how to open command prompt without going into Windows 10. I'd like to be able to do the following: 1. When you do, you'll return to the main Recovery Disk menu where you can select the Continue tile, which will reboot the system and start Windows 8 with the changes that you made registry. To continue, close the Registry Editor and then close the Command Prompt window. You have complete access to the operating system, all from this recovery environment. Hit Enter key after each line of commands.
This knows all about the other partitions that are on the drive, is a master list of what is contained on that storage device. You will have to figure out what you did recently that might cause the issue. Definitely not for the faint of heart. I could then boot into Windows 10 normally and turn on BitLocker on drive C: using the control panel. When you see the User Account Control prompt, click Yes button. Well, in the majority of Windows applications, the Open and Save as dialog boxes are essentially pared down versions of File Explorer. Figure C From the Advanced options screen, select the System Command Prompt tile.
I don't think this is related, but that is a horror-story. Step 2: Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard Free, right-click on the recovery partition that you want to get rid of and then click Delete. . This may take five to ten minutes. As always, if you have comments or information to share about this topic, please take a moment to drop by the and let us hear from you. At this point, any changes that you made are now incorporated in the registry from your Windows installation. The casualty in this is that it would not allow hardware encryption and would only do software-based encryption.
Figure D You can use a host of command line tools from the Recovery Drive's Command Prompt. I also faced another case where 1803 upgrade ran successfully without Bitlocker status mismatch issue was enabled in Windows 1803 like it was supposed to be. The commands will often point you to log files with more information if they fail—check the logs for more details about specific problems. . The command prompt in Windows 10 is the shell environment where you can run text-based console tools and utilities by typing commands. Then, right click on the folder or folders containing the files that you want to backup and then select the Send to command. Take a look at the tutorial we linked to above if that's not possible or you need more help.
Mkdir Md Creates a directory More Displays a text file Recover Recovers readable information from a bad or defective drive Rename Ren Renames a single file Rmdir Rd Deletes a directory Robocopy Copies files or folders to another location Sfc Scans and checks the integrity of your Windows files Set Displays and sets environment variables Type Displays a text file Xcopy Copies files or folders to another location Editing the registry If your Windows 8 system is failing to boot properly after a registry tweak or you need to extricate some nasty malware that has infiltrated the registry, you can launch the Registry Editor from the Recovery Drive's Command Prompt. Now, pull down the File menu and select the Load Hive command, as shown in Figure E. However, your Windows installation drive is still available and assigned to another drive letter. I was able to get out of the that, but the BitLocker recovery key prompt remained. If when you restart you don't see the Safe Mode Options created above , the you also need to set the Boot menu to display as well.
Once you do, you will see the Command Prompt windows like the one shown in Figure D. When you see the Advanced options screen, as shown in Figure C, select the Command Prompt tile. Clear any keys or prompts and allow Windows to boot normally with no BitLocker prompts. This took me many hours to diagnose and solve. Press the Enter key after each line of command. Do you think that being able to edit the registry and backup files from the Windows 8 Recovery Drive Command Prompt are valuable tricks? Well, if you look back at the command line tools shown in Table A, you'll find several commands that you can use to back up your data: Copy, Robocopy, and Xcopy. And from here, I get all of my System Recovery Options.