Fixed: Reboot Loop Problem After Windows 10 Update

April 25, 2017

Can't reboot Windows 10 after update? Stuck in Windows 10 endless reboot loop? How to fix? This article will introduce the best 4 ways to fix reboot loop in Windows 10 computer.

The Scenario

I updated my computer to Windows 10 yesterday, I intended to try Windows 10 with all sorts of amazing features this morning, but I find my Windows 10 computer has been stuck in restart loop. It boot over and over again, never stopped. I can't get into my Windows 10. How do I fix it?

Why Windows 10 Keeping Reboot Loop?

The root cause to reboot loop after Windows 10 update is Cumulative Update (KB3081424). The KB3081424 of Windows 10 update fails to install and the computer could not complete the updates, undoing changes. Then, the Windows 10 Registry could be corrupted by this operation; it’s obvious that you will face the problem of reboot loop in Windows 10.

The KB3081424 update could also result in a blue screen with the restarting message, a black screen, or other windows restart problems. As long as update from Windows 7/8/8.1 to Windows 10, you may encounter this issue. Although the issue is serious for a computer, but there are some best 5 ways for you to fix reboot loop in Windows 10, please rest assured.

Way1: Hard Reboot to fix Windows 10 Endless Reboot

You can hard reboot the computer to log in the boot menu when you got a restart loop problem. If you're using a laptop, take out the battery for a few seconds, then plug it in, and reboot the computer. If you can't take out your battery from the computer, you can press the power key for about 10 seconds to force a shut down, then press the “SHIFT” key when turn it on, it works to boot. But this way is not recommended, keep in mind the hard reboot operation could cause the data loss.

Way2: Microsoft Patch: Check for Updates

Microsoft has released a patch to fix Windows 10 stuck in restart loop issue, just go: Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Check for Updates. A further patch could fix the reboot loop problem.

Way3: Using Command Prompt to Fix

  1. Using Windows 10 installation disc or system repair disc to boot your computer, then Pressany key to boot from CD or DVD.

  2. Select the appropriate options.

  3. In the lower left corner, click Repair your computer.

  4. Then choose Troubleshoot from Choose an option screen.

  5. click Advanced Options>Command Prompt.

  6. Type the following commands to fix Windows 10 reboot loop:

Bootrec /fixmbr

Bootrec /fixboot

Bootrec /scanos

Bootrec /rebuildbcd

Way4: Rebuild MBR with AOMEI Partition Assistant

If your computer stuck in a black screen and could not access the Windows, you may try to rebuild MBR to fix this reboot loop issue. The first thing you have to create a bootable media with AOMEI Partition Assistant, then boot Windows 10 from the bootable disk and rebuild MBR. As the best disk partitioning software - AOMEI Partition Assistant can solve the reboot loop for Windows 10. Download the program and install to get rid of this problem forever.

Create Bootable Media

There are just a few steps to create a bootable media, and the first thing you should do is finding a normal computer and preparing a USB drive.

Step 1: Connect you USB flash drive to the normal computer, install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. On the main window, select "Make Bootable Media" at the left "Wizard" column. In next window, hit "Next" to continue.

Make Bootable Media

Create WinPE Bootable Media

Step 2: In next window, choose "USB Boot Device" and then click "Proceed".

USB Boot Device

Tips: You can also select "burn to CD/DVD" or "Export ISO File" according to your demands.

Step 3: This software will prompt you to backup your important files on the USB flash drive, because the USB drive will be formatted after the operation. Please backup data in advance. Then click "Yes" to start create a bootable media.

Backup Data on USB

After you create the bootable media, you can boot your reboot loop Windows 10 computer from the bootable drive.

Rebuild MBR

Then run AOMEI Partition Assistant and rebuild MBR to fix the reboot loop problem in Windows 10 computer.

Step 1: After booting up, AOMEI Partition Assistant will run automatically. On the main console, right click the system hard disk, and select "Rebuild MBR", or select the system hard disk, then choose "Rebuild MBR" under "Disk Operations" column.

Rebuild MBR

Step 2: In next window, set the type of MBR for your Windows 10. Then hit "OK" to continue.

MBR Type

Step 3: At the "Pending Operations", preview the result and confirm it by pressing "Apply".

Start Rebuild MBR

Way5: Check Errors for System Hard Disk

The infinite reboot loop problem may caused by hard drive errors. Another way to fix the problem is check the hard disk for errors with AOMEI Partition Assistant.

Step 1: Run the AOMEI Partition Assistant; right click the system hard disk, then select "Disk Surface Test" under the left "Disk Operations" panel.

Disk Surface Test

Step 2: Click "Start" to test the errors for hard disk.

Check Errors

After all the detailed instructions to fix reboot loop for Windows 10, you can boot up your computer normally, and then do whatever you want. Or you can downgrade Windows 10 to Windows 7/8/8.1.