How to Fix Error INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE | Your PC Ran Into a Problem and Needs to Restart


When you receive this error with blue screen saying “Your PC Ran Into a Problem and Needs to Restart  with error INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE” will not let you login to your windows any more and there is simple fix and run automatic repair for this error and follow the below methods to solve this error easily.

Windows 10 or 11 is very friendly here for you and it will do automatic repair for your windows if your pc ran into a problem with blue screen of death like above mentioned. It will restart the pc and will collect the info and show error type like here in this case INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE likewise there will be many error types in windows.

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What causes Your PC Ran Into a Problem and Needs to Restart Error: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE:

There are multiple reasons for this error, which includes:

1: Changes in registry files.

2: Recent changes of hardware of the system.

3: Recent driver installation which went wrong while installation

4: Improper shut down of the system which includes forceful shutdown.

Eventually this error message stands for a very short time and it goes off when you start your system the error pops up like for a second and suddenly restarts the system and when it restarts it goes to preparing automatically repair mode and after some time it starts diagnosing the pc and finds out that there is nothing to do more it comes up with a different screen showing two options for you to restart or Advanced options.

Fix INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE – Your PC Ran Into a Problem Issue

Now let’s jump in with advanced options and fix this error.

Step 1: Click on Advanced Options

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You will have 3 options: Continue, Troubleshoot, Turnoff your PC.


Step 2: Click on Troubleshoot option.

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Now you will see 4 options on your screen: Refresh your PC, Reset your PC, Microsoft diagnostic and Recovery toolset and Advanced options.

Step 3: Now Again here Click on Advanced Options.

Now here you will see 5 options even you can restore your system from here: System Restore, System Image Recovery, Start up repair, Command Prompt and Start up Settings


System Restore: If you have created a restore point then only go with 1st option system restore will help you.

System image: if you have previous system image back up then only go with system image and that will help you fix this issue.

Step 4: Only clicking on Command Prompt will help you so click on Command Prompt.

Now you will be asked to choose an account to continue as Administrator or key.

Step 5: Click Administrator and enter password to continue.

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Step 6: Now cmd – command prompt will be open from here go to C drive by typing C: and press enter.

Now what we are doing is restoring the registry here and we are going to revert that which changes have been done unintentionally or by the possible reasons which caused this error to its original state.

Step 7: Now type: CD Windows\system32 and press enter.

Step 8: Now type : CD Config

Step 9: Now type: DIR ( to see the content here)

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Step 10: Now type: CD RegBack -> In registry back folder you will see 5 folders that is – Default, SAM, Security, Software, System and these are the registry backups.

Step 11: Now type: CD.. (going back one step folder back to config folder and rename them and replace with regback folder files).

Make sure you are in config folder when renaming

Step 12: Now type: REN DEFAULT DEFAULT1

Step 13: Now type: REN SAM SAM1


Step 15: Now type: REN SYSTEM SYSTEM1


Now All the files in config has been renamed to respective files names as ren here we changed default to default 1 and etc.

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Now copy the 5 files from RegBack folder to config folder.

Now go back to RegBack folder and copy files and type COPY * C:\windows\system32\config and press enter. Now all files are copied from RegBack folder to Config folder.

Now type exit, you will be prompted with a screen choose an option. Now click on turn off your pc  option.

Now it will restart your system and your operating system will load and it will start normally and now you can easily log into your system.

How do I fix inaccessible boot device error?

Update your drivers, replace registry files with default one or format your pc.

Why INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE Occurs in windows 10

Error INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE occurs due – 1 Changes in registry files. 2– Recent changes of hardware of the system. 3– Recent driver installation which went wrong while installation. 4– Improper shut down of the system which includes forceful shutdown

Lakshmi Durga
Lakshmi Durga
Lakshmi Durga is Senior Content Writer and Author and Also a Senior Editorial Team Member at A Savvy Web for More than 5 Years and She writes about technology related subject troubleshooting guides and helps users to solve issues. She has a Degree of Bachelor of Technology (Btech) from Kakatiya University and (Master of Technology) Mtech at Kakatiya University and JNTU university and is a real time Technology expert. She is a Real time Tech Expert and enthusiastic and has an Expertize in this technology area and writes specially on troubleshooting guides, solutions and tips and fixes and how to articles on Tech Related subjects like iPhone, Android, iOS, Smart tv and other tech related information.

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