3 Simple Ways to Fix the Error ‘Your PC did not start correctly’

Sometimes, you may encounter issues with your PC not starting correctly. It usually happens when the system did not shutdown correctly the previous time, due to a system crash or due to corruption issues in the system. In such cases, your PC may go into an automatic repair screen and produce an error message ’Your PC did not start correctly’.

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Of course, it can be frustrating to receive this error message, but don’t worry. This error can be solved easily by following the troubleshooting steps mentioned in this blog.

Solution 1: Run Startup Repair

The screen on which you get the error ‘Your PC did not start correctly’ has an option called ‘Advanced Options’. It takes you to the Startup Repair feature that is specialized in solving startup issues in your computer.

To get to the Startup Repair screen, you can follow the steps below:

  • On the error screen, select Advanced Options
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  • Click Troubleshoot > Advanced Options
  • In the Advanced Options menu, select Startup Repair

Enter your login credentials and wait for Startup Repair to complete the repair process. In many cases, this has found to resolve the problem. If it doesn’t help you can proceed to the next step.

Solution 2: Use System Restore

What System Restore does is it restores your system to a previous state. Meaning, any recent changes made to your system will be undone after performing a system restore. Let us see how the System Restore works.

  • On the Automatic Repair error screen, select Advanced Options
  • Click Troubleshoot > Advanced Options
  • In the Advanced Options menu, select System Restore

In the System Restore window, choose an appropriate restore point. Ideally, this should be a point when your system was working fine. You may need to try a couple of different points to see what works.

Solution 3: Use Yodot data recovery software

One of these solutions described above should ideally help you resolve the error ‘Your PC did not start correctly’. If it does, your system should start normally and you can get back to your work. However, if these solutions don’t work, the problem may be more serious and may require further examination. In that case, it is a good idea to recover data from the drive and then proceed with other troubleshooting options.

In order to recover data from a system that is refusing to boot or displaying an error ‘Your PC did not start correctly’, Yodot data recovery software is the number one pick. It can recover data effortlessly from non-booting systems as well as from inaccessible drives. It can also be used to recover data after a system restore.

Yodot data recovery software is designed to recover files in the same original form and structure. So, there is no need to worry about the software changing your original files. It can be used to recover files after system restore on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, XP and Vista.