Solved: Windows 11 Is Not Booting Up – 5 Ways

Read this article if your Windows 11 is not booting up. We will also cover why Windows 11 won't boot after the update. Try the solutions provided in this article to get your PC back to normal.


By Yuka Updated on November 2, 2022

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Causes of Windows 11 Not Booting Up

     Windows 11 is not booting

“So I've tried reinstalling win 11 on a new SSD and it just comes up with error code 0xc00000e and my keyboard doesn't work so I can't interact with the menu everything is unplugged apart from keyboard and monitor and still doesn't work.”


- Question from Microsoft Community

Windows 11 not booting up or getting stuck on boot screen is a common problem. The following are possible causes of this problem. 

  • Power failure/cable failure
  • UEFI and Secure Boot modes are disabled
  • Faulty connected external device
  • Disk error
  • Missing operating system files
  • Corrupted hard drive

How to Fix Windows 11 Won’t Boot Problem

Before starting the repair method we provided with you in this article, you should make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements for Windows 11. After making sure your device is qualified to run Windows 11, try the following methods in turn to fix the Windows 11 not booting up issue.

Way 1. Check Computer Hardware

First press the power button and observe if you can hear the sound of the cooling fan or the sound of the running hard drive. If there is no startup sound, it is likely that the computer is not getting power. Then please disconnect and reconnect the power cord. If it is a laptop, try charging it for a few extra hours. Or you can use a different power cord to make sure the original power cord is not faulty.

If the PC sounds like the internal system is running, the next step is to check the monitor and reconnect the monitor's power cord. Also, try a new power cord. You can also try unplugging and reconnecting system peripherals.

Way 2. Check TPM and Secure Boot Mode

The newer Windows 11 updates are rapidly changing the operating system and the way it works. You need to make sure your TPM and Secure Boot are on, otherwise it may cause problems with Windows 11 not booting up.

  1. Press Windows + R to open Run dialog. Type tpm.msc and click on OK.


  1. Look at the Status section and make sure you see the following message: The TPM is ready for use.

TPM info

  1. If the TPM is disabled, you can refer to this article to enable TPM on Windows 11.
  2. Then you need to check the Secure Boot mode on your computer. Click the Start button and search for System Information.
  3. On the System Summary option, select the Secure Boot. If it reads On, then Secure Boot is enabled. If it reads Off, Secure Boot is disabled and you need to turn Secure Boot on for fixing Windows 11 won’t boot problem.

System Information

Way 3. Run Windows Automatic Repair in Safe Mode

Like Windows 10, Windows 11 has an automatic repair mode to fix your computer. When encountering Windows 11 not booting up problem, you can run Startup Repair.

  1. Repeatedly perform a forced shutdown. Press and hold the power button for about 5-7 seconds. Turn the system on and force shutdown again. Repeat about four times. The next time the computer should automatically boot into the Windows Recovery Environment.
  2. Choose Advanced options when the recovery screen appears. Then click Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Repair.

Startup Repair

It will take from a few seconds to minutes to fix common Windows 11 boot issues.

Way 4. Rebuild MBR via CMD

The Master Boot Record (MBR) may be one of the problems with your Windows 11 installation and may prevent Windows 11 from booting properly. You can try rebuilding the MBR with a command prompt to fix the problem of Windows 11 won’t boot after update.

  1. Insert Windows 11 installation disk or USB to your PC. Restart PC and boot from the disk or USB. Click Repair your computer at the Install now screen.
  2. Select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Command Prompt.

Command Prompt

  1. Enter the following three commands in turn, following each by pressing the Enter key:
  • bootrec /fixmbr
  • bootrec /fixboot
  • bootrec /rebuildbcd

Bootrec Command

  1. Restart the system and see if Windows boots properly.

Way 5. Reset Windows 11 PC

If these above methods do not solve Windows 11 not booting up or Windows 11 stuck on boot screen, then the last method you can try is to reset your computer to the original settings or reinstall Windows 11.

  1. When Windows 11 fails to boot, go to Windows Recovery Environment.
  2. Under the Troubleshoot window, click Reset this PC.

Reset This Pc

  1. Select the first option in the new pop-up window to keep your files. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to finish resetting your Windows 11 computer.

Keep My Files

Create Windows 11 System Backup and Bootable Media

When you are bothered by Windows 11 not booting up problem, refer to the six solutions provided in this article to bring your computer back to normal quickly.After you have solved this annoying problem, I suggest that you make regular backups of your Windows 11 and also create a bootable media with AOMEI Backupper Standard.

AOMEI Backupper Standard is a free backup software to protect system and data of your desktop PC and laptop. With a bootable media and a system backup, the next time you encounter a similar boot problem, you can easily use them to successfully boot your computer and go directly to AOMEI Backupper to perform a system restore.

You can follow the steps below to create a Windows 11 system backup with AOMEI Backupper.

  1. Download AOMEI Backupper, install and launch it. Then, click "System Backup" under the "Backup" tab.
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System Backup

  1. The program will select the system and boot partitions as sources by default. Then choose a destination path to save the system backup. You can back up your computer to USB, external drive, network share, NAS, etc.

Select Destination

  1. Click "Start Backup" to begin system backup in Windows 11.

Start Backup

🧃 Other helpful features:
🧁 Options:
You can customize the settings to suit your needs. You can comment system backups, compress system backup image files, enable email notifications, etc.
🧁 Schedule: This feature helps you to get the latest changes after a full system backup and protect your system continuously. You can specify the interval at regular intervals, such as daily, weekly or monthly. (Event Trigger and USB plug in are advanced features of the Professional Edition).

Of course, if the methods provided above still don't help you solve the Windows 11 not booting up problem, you can still upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional to help you get rid of this problem. You can use it to create a bootable media on another working Windows 11 computer and then perform a Universal Restore on the computer with the boot problem to get your Windows 11 back to normal.

Final Words

After reading this article, I am sure you can fix the Windows 11 not booting up problem. To prevent you from encountering similar problems in the future, such as Windows 11 Stuck on Preparing Windows, and going through the time and effort of finding a solution, it is recommended that you back up your system and create a bootable media in advance.

Yuka · Editor
Yuka, our dedicated editor at AOMEI Technology, is committed to bringing you valuable insights and guidance in data protection. Her mission is to empower everyone with her knowledge in computer backup and recovery, disk cloning, file synchronization, and more. Yuka's goal is to do her best to make complex tech tasks simple and ensure that your digital world remains safe and secure.