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Hey @Witty⭐️Sarcasm ⭐️
Here are some things you can give a try

Safe Mode, Drivers and Viruses
1. Shut down the computer and disconnect any peripheral or accessory devices connected to it.

2. Restart the computer, and then press the "F8" key as soon as you see the BIOS screen or company logo of the manufacturer. When the Windows Recovery Menu appears, select the “Troubleshoot” option and then “Windows Startup Settings.”

3. Select the “Safe Mode” boot option, then press the “Enter” key. Wait a few minutes for the computer to boot into Windows Safe Mode. If your computer boots into Safe Mode successfully, launch your anti-virus application and do a full system scan. If you can connect to the Internet in Safe Mode, update the virus patterns before running the system scan.

4. Restart the computer to verify that the virus scan fixed any Windows boot problems. If the computer booted successfully, restart it and connect one of the peripheral devices to the PC. Restart the computer each time you connect a peripheral, and connect only one device at a time. If the computer fails to boot after connecting a peripheral, you may need to update driver software for the device causing the boot problems or system conflicts.



Check Hard Drive
1. Restart the computer and press the “F8” key at the initial boot scanning to display the Windows Recovery window.

2. Select the “Troubleshoot” option, then “Command Prompt.”

3. Type “chkdsk c: /f /r” after the command prompt appears and press “Enter.” Wait for the CHKDSK utility to scan the system hard drive for any bad sectors and repairable errors. Depending on the size of the hard drive, the scan may take only a few minutes or it could take a few hours. Attempt to restart the computer after the CHKDSK utility scans the hard drive and fixes any errors.

Scan Windows System Files
1. Restart the computer and use the “F8” key to boot to the Windows recovery window.

2. Click or select “Troubleshoot,” then the “Command Prompt” option.

3. Type “SFC /scannow” at the command prompt and press the “Enter” key. Wait for Windows to scan all required system files and DLL library files to determine if any are corrupt. If the scan finds any corrupted Windows system files, it replaces them with original versions from the system cache automatically.

4. Restart the computer to see if replacing corrupted Windows system files has fixed the rebooting problem.
 

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Windows 10 has no F8 mode because its great like that.
Apparently they changed things up on Windows 10. On most computers you should be able to hold down the shift key during restart to bring up the menu. Instructions state to hold it down the whole time until the menu comes up.
On some you need to use F11.
 

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It says winload.efi is messed up. So I just need to fix that.
That means that windows 10 isn't able to boot. Did you do a system update lately? Or update on any anitvirus software? those are the two most common things that will cause the problem. If a file gets stuck while trying to update it causes windows 10 to not be able to load.

Where you able to get to the troubleshooting menu? I can give you some ways to try and repair it if I can get an idea of what is wrong.
 

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There was a Windows Update running last night and now it has been like this. When it tries to get to the main screen, it shows Windows Update dialogue for a split second then restarts.
 

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You are going to need a recovery disk or recovery flash drive to fix the problem. If you don't have one it can be downloaded here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

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You'll have to get someone else to download it for you, since you can't do that on your computer currently. Once you have that there are recovery options that will allow you to repair windows 10. Start with the basic recovery option and if that doesn't work, I can give you some more complicated options for there.

Step 1: Turn off your computer and insert your installation media (a USB flash drive or a DVD).
Step 2: Restart your computer and boot from the media. (commonly used keys to access the media include Delete, F1, F2, F10, and F12. I would start with F12)
Step 3: Select your language and click Next to continue. Then click Repair your computer.
Step 4: Go to Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Repair. For some computers, the Startup Repair shows as Automatic Repair.



Step 5: Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the process.
Once it’s done, you can disconnect the installation media and restart your computer to see if the blue screen disappears.
 

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You are going to need a recovery disk or recovery flash drive to fix the problem. If you don't have one it can be downloaded here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

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You'll have to get someone else to download it for you, since you can't do that on your computer currently. Once you have that there are recovery options that will allow you to repair windows 10. Start with the basic recovery option and if that doesn't work, I can give you some more complicated options for there.

Step 1: Turn off your computer and insert your installation media (a USB flash drive or a DVD).
Step 2: Restart your computer and boot from the media. (commonly used keys to access the media include Delete, F1, F2, F10, and F12. I would start with F12)
Step 3: Select your language and click Next to continue. Then click Repair your computer.
Step 4: Go to Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Repair. For some computers, the Startup Repair shows as Automatic Repair.



Step 5: Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the process.
Once it’s done, you can disconnect the installation media and restart your computer to see if the blue screen disappears.
Thank you, I will be sure to give that a try.
 
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