Booting to Windows 10 Recovery Environment

From time to time you might have problems with Windows 10. To help troubleshoot problems Microsoft included the Windows Recovery Environment. To force windows 10 to boot into the recovery environment, you’ll need to follow a couple of steps. Windows 10 automatically enters the recovery environment after two consecutive system reboots within two minutes of boot completion.

To do this, start your machine, then when you see the start up logo screen, hold down the power button until your screen goes blank.

windows 10 startup logo

Wait a few seconds, then press the power button again to start your machine.

When you see the start up logo screen, hold down the power button again until your screen goes blank.

Wait a few seconds, then press the power button again to start your machine.

This time, allow your device to fully restart. You should see this screen.

Repairing

Once the WinRE environment starts, select ‘advanced options’ or ‘see advanced repair options’.

auto repair

You will enter winRE. Select ‘troubleshoot’.

WinRE

Click ‘reset this PC’ to restore Windows 10…  We’ll look at the advanced options in another post.

WinRE troubleshoot

You can opt to keep your files or remove everything.

reset this pc

Click ‘keep my files’ to keep your personal files.

If you have your files backed up and want to start afresh select ‘remove everything’.