Question Recovery Advice

SetoKaiba2

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Hi, win10 is prompting for a recovery disc/usb. i do not have one but i do have the activation code, is there a way i can make a recovery drive using a usb and a downloaded media creation tool? the error i get is as follow:

missing file: \WINDOWS\system32\config\system

error: 0xc00000e9

any advice would help, thanx
 

Colif

Win 10 Master
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Hi, win10 is prompting for a recovery disc/usb. i do not have one but i do have the activation code, is there a way i can make a recovery drive using a usb and a downloaded media creation tool? the error i get is as follow:
yes, you can make a Win 10 installer and use that. On another PC, download the Windows 10 media creation tool and use it to make a win 10 installer on USB

boot from installer
on 2nd screen after languages, choose repair this pc, not install

Please try each option one at a time, then see of Windows will boot . . .

Go to Troubleshoot - Advanced Option - Startup Repair
See if Windows startup can repair itself

Go to Troubleshoot - Advanced Option - System Restore
Check to see if you have a restore point you can go back to

If you do not have a Restore Point, go to Troubleshoot - Advanced Option - Startup Settings and click Restart
Upon restart, press 4 to enter Safe Mode
Once in Safe Mode, backup your data if you do not already have a backup
Open Device Manager and check to make sure all your Drivers are up to date
Reboot to see if Windows will start Normally

If the above fails, go to Troubleshoot - Advanced Options - Reset this PC
Choose to keep your files and apps, just your files or to keep nothing
Then start the Reset
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-files/missingcorrupted-system-registry-file/909b2ff8-f813-4ad3-adfe-73d39ee4a350?auth=1

safe mode option may not be there. Also, before you do the last step, you can try this to copy anything on C you want to save, just in case reset doesn't work

boot from installer
on screen after languages, choose repair this pc, not install.
choose troubleshoot
choose advanced
choose command prompt
type notepad and press enter
in notepad, select file>open
Use file explorer to copy any files you need to save to USB or hdd
 
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