How to fix an inaccessible boot device on windows 10/11

Want lớn fix the inaccessible boot device error in Windows 10? Here are several different solutions you can try.

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Inaccessible boot device errors in Windows 10 aren't hard lớn fix. However, you need khổng lồ know exactly what you need lớn vì chưng before you can get stuck in and solve sầu any errors you find.

So, what exactly causes a boot device error? How bởi vì you know if it's affecting you? And what can you do to lớn fix it? Keep reading to find out more.

(Note: Some of these solutions will only work if you can still get occasional access lớn your PC without it crashing.)

What Is the Inaccessible Boot Device Error?

We've sầu already explained how to fix one of the most comtháng problems: the "critical process died" stop code. Now it's time to look at another issue frequently complained about: how to fix an inaccessible boot drive error.

We all know Windows loves to lớn update itself. Often, it's exciting—especially when a major upgrade rolls around. But your excitement can quickly turn khổng lồ despair.

Picture the scene. You eagerly wait for Windows lớn reboot after the upgrade, then bam! You see a "blue screen of death" (BSOD) with the inaccessible boot drive sầu error message và your computer restarts.

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In simple terms, the message means Windows lost its access to the system partition during the startup process.

Although tens of thousands of users saw the code as a result of a 2017 update, the boot device error has a number of possible causes, including BIOS updates và overclocked CPUs. Some users suggest that the problem appears lớn be more prevalent in computers running an SSD.


If you believe sầu an update has caused your problem, you need to work through your recently installed packages & remove them one by one. Hopefully, you will eventually delete the update that's causing the issue.

Note: The following process will restart your machine. Make sure you save any work before continuing.

To begin, open the Settings phầm mềm and navigate lớn Update and Security > Recovery > Advanced Startup > Restart Now. After a few moments, a blue screen will pop up. Go khổng lồ Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Commvà Prompt.

Your computer will restart & boot into lớn the Command Prompt app. Once the Command Prompt is on your screen, follow these instructions:

Type dir c: (assuming Windows is installed in the C drive) and press Enter. Run Dism /Image:c: /Get-Packages. You will see all the packages installed on your system. Use the date field khổng lồ identify the most recent và make a note of its complete name. To remove sầu the package, type dism.exe pháo /image:c: /remove-package /. Replace with the name you noted in the previous step. Reboot your machine.

If removing the most recent update did not fix your issue & you still see BSODs, repeat the above process with the next most recent update.