Repair Windows 10 using USB drive

I installed a recent update to my windows 10 pro 64 bit machine. The first problem after the update is that I lost some of the icons on my task bar as well as control of anything on it including the start button.

I did the SFC Scannow under the command line to correct the issue, which it didn’t then tried the DISM command function which didn’t help either so I tried to go back to an earlier restore point and they have disappeared. So I tried to complete a reset of the machine and keep my files with no success.

Now when I boot up the machine it’s stuck on trying to repair and diagnose the machine boot loop and cannot reset the machine. Obviously I need to keep the files that are on the machine so what I would like to know is can I run windows 10 from a USB drive long enough to recover the files from the drives on the machine before I do another clean install and as alternative repair the OS from a USB flashdrive

I suggest you to perform start up repair from Windows Recovery Environment. Follow the below procedure and check if it resolves the issue.

To get to Windows Startup Settings in the Windows Recovery Environment. You may follow the steps provided below and check if it helps to resolve the issue.

If you don’t have a disk or USB, download the ISO from a working computer and try creating a bootable disk or USB.

  • If you can’t start your PC, follow these instructions to get to the Windows Recovery Environment.
  • Start your computer from the installation media, Insert the DVD or USB flash drive and restart your computer.  
  • If you see a message asking you to “Press any key to boot from DVD,” do so. If you don’t see the message, you might need to change the boot order in your computer’s BIOS settings so that it first starts from the DVD or USB.  
  • When you see the Install Windows page, tap or click Repair your computer to start the Windows Recovery Environment.
  • In the Windows Recovery Environment, on the Choose an option screen, tap or click Troubleshoot.
  • Tap or click, advanced options and then click on Startup repair.
    After this complete the repair and see if you are able to boot in to your computer.

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