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How to fix the issue of INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart

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This is one hard nut to crack of an issue as it involves the booting system of your computer and prevent you from login to your system. Most time when this issue occurs your system will keep restarting and still goes back to this screen. Do not despair when you see this message pops up as I will be showing you how to resolve this issue in this guide. If you want to read more on Windows issues you can read these: How to Fix Windows Error 0x80070057, How to fix the issue “The Security Database on the Server does not have a Computer Account for this Workstation Trust Relationship” on Windows Server [Part 2], How to Quickly Fix Windows Search Bar Not Working Issue, How to fix the issue “The remote session was disconnected because there are no Remote Desktop License Servers available to provide a license, How to Fix “Insufficient System Resources Exist to Complete the Requested Service” error

Let me tell you some of the reasons why this problem occurs:

  • Changes made in the registry
  • Recent changes made in the hardware of the system
  • Recent driver installation that was not successful
  • Improper shutdown of the system like forceful shutdown
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Error Message

Please note that the above message usually pops up briefly and your system will try to repair itself

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Automatic Repair

After some few moments it will start diagnosing

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Diagnosing your PC

After this you will receive the message below. If you click on the Restart button you will still get the same problem. So go ahead and click the Advanced options button.

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Advanced option

Now click on the Troubleshoot button

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Troubleshoot option

Just go ahead and click the Advanced Options button

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Advanced options

Under the Advanced options the System Restore can help to resolve this issue if only you have created a restore point previously. The System Image can also help if you already have the image created while the Startup Repair did not work as this was done automatically at the beginning.

Go ahead and click on the Command Prompt

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Advanced Options

Inside the command prompt you will see the below image. Click on Administrator and type in the correct password for the Administrator account

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Command prompt

Next go into the C drive. All what we want to carry out next is to restore the registry to override all the changes that have occurred inside the registry.

Now let us change directory into the config folder and use the command DIR to check the contents inside it.

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CMD

You will get the following result and you will notice RegBack which is a registry backup folder and you will change directory into this folder.

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config/RegBack folder

If you DIR into the RegBack folder you will see the below registry backups inside.

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Registry Backup files

All what we are going to do now is to replace all these five files in the config folder with the backup files inside RegBack

Change directory to config folder and use the command REN to rename the below files

  • DEFAULT >> DEFAULT1
  • SAM >> SAM1
  • SECURITY >> SECURITY1
  • SOFTWARE >> SOFTWARE1
  • SYSTEM >> SYSTEM1

After this change directory back to RegBack and use the command COPY to copy the registry backup files from RegBack to config

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Registry Backup done

if you restart your computer system after doing all these it should boot successfully without any issue again.

I hope you found this blog post on How to fix the issue of INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart very interesting and helpful. In case you have any questions do not hesitate to ask in the comment section.

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Pr1vatePiles
Pr1vatePiles
1 month ago

Thank you, just saved my back!

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