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Thread: Help restoring broken Windows 10 installation

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    Member lbeachmike's Avatar
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    Help restoring broken Windows 10 installation

    I have a crashed Windows 10 installation, but it boots to the Windows splash screen. Then I get a black screen with the spinning dots before ever getting to the login screen.

    I have a Macrium backup from the morning before it stopped working.

    Is there any reason to try to repair the installation with tools like DISM and SFC before simply restoring from backup?


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    Administrator Steve R Jones's Avatar
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    Do you have a crashed installation or a crashed computer? The first would imply you had an empty hard drive and had issues while doing a new install.

    Do you eventually get logged into Windows? If so, I'd be overly cautious and make a new separate backup of important stuff before restoring the Macrium backup.
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