If your system is unable to boot, here's how you can access Advanced recovery options in Windows 10 and restore it back to working state.

Advanced recovery options are very useful when your system is unable to start or perform as expected. You can use these recovery options to recover your system back.

There is no need of any Windows setup, installation or recovery media to access Advanced options in Windows 10. You don’t even necessarily need to boot into the operating system to access the recovery options.

So if your system is unable to boot, stuck on manufacturer’s logo or boot screen and deosn’t do anything then, this article is for you. Use the below mentioned steps to boot into Advanced recovery options and restore it back to working state.

How To Access Advanced Recovery Options In Windows 10

1. Start your Windows 10 machine, and quickly shut it down before it reaches or if it is at boot screen. Do this two times repeatedly.

2. On the third time, Windows 10 will automatically go in to recovery mode showing below mentioned screen. Now press Esc key for recovery options.

How To Access Advanced Recovery Options In Windows 10

3. Next, you’ll see Please wait screen. Wait for few moments, so that Windows prepares for recovery options.

How To Access Advanced Recovery Options In Windows 10

4. Then under Choose an option screen, click Troubleshoot option.

How To Access Advanced Recovery Options In Windows 10

5. Moving on, under Troubleshoot, select Advanced options.

How To Access Advanced Recovery Options In Windows 10

6. Finally, we’ve reached Advanced options which is also known by name of recovery options.

How To Access Advanced Recovery Options In Windows 10

Following are the Advanced options you may see on the screen:

a. System Restore: Use this option to restore your system to last known good configuration.

b. Startup repair: If you’ve problem starting Windows 10, this option might be useful.

c. System Image Recovery: If you’ve already created system image backup, use this option to restore it.

d. Uninstall Updates: This option will help you to remove already installed Windows Updates on your system.

e. Command Prompt: This option will help you to open recovery mode Command Prompt. You can use regedit command to open Registry Editor directly from Command Prompt. So registry configuration can be edited by this way, without booting the operating system.

f. Startup Settings: This option is useful to modify startup options such as disable Early Launch Anti-Malware Protection, disable automatic restart after failure, access Safe Mode etc.

g. Go back to previous build: This option is visible only if you’ve upgraded your Windows 10 from previous build. It is quite useful option for Windows Insiders. In some cases the option is not available even after upgrade because of absence of Windows.old folder or due to rollback time limit is reached.

You can choose your desired recovery option and proceed accordingly.

To exit Advanced options, click back button twice, and under Choose an option screen, select Turn off your PC.

That’s it!


  • I had tried like you told me to shut it down three times and eventually a screen message would show up saying “Recovery Mode”. I have not seen any message yet, eventually after a while the messgae shows up saying “Page Fault In Nonpaged Area” and keeps on and off all the time. What ever I do it never stops from this cycle of message. What must I do…..I need your help.

  • Hi Kapil I am facing a similar problem.
    The restore option is not showing any saved log…. moreover the startup repair option ends with a “couldn’t repair” message.
    No image backup available.
    Should I reset the PC or use Command prompt ??
    If command prompt is the option then kindly help me with the commands.

    Rachit Sethi

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ If your system is unable to boot and Startup repair fails, first go ahead with Command Prompt to repair boot records: https://www.kapilarya.com/fix-windows-10-master-boot-record-corrupted. If that doesn’t works, go ahead with Reset. Good luck!

  • Hello Dear,
    My computer was joined to domain and I restore the files from restore point but did not restore completly now when I turn on the computer first the windows 10 logo apeare and loaded then the advanced boot option apeare and also the restore points not available. Please , help.
    Best reqgards,
    Ahmad Wafi Azizi,

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Try Startup repair. If it doesn’t works, repair boot records: https://www.kapilarya.com/fix-windows-10-master-boot-record-corrupted.

  • I am using dell inpspiron 15. I recently updated my windows to windows 10 and i am facing a problem of greyed out airplane mode…I have tried everything but it is not working.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Refer: https://www.kapilarya.com/fix-windows-10-stuck-in-airplane-mode and issue still persists, try Network Reset: https://www.kapilarya.com/how-to-reset-network-settings-to-default-in-windows-10.

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Recent Comments

    • Kapil Arya : ^^ Is your system part of domain?...

      52 mins ago

    • John Wayner : I have a unique problem with this error. I am able to input my pass...

      14 hours ago

    • Kapil Arya : ^^ You need to install generic Bluetooth device available on your syst...

      21 hours ago

    • Miki : HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogo...

      1 day ago