Windows 10 Boot Loop After Update [Fix]

By: Ujjwal Kumar
3 minute read

Windows 10 was a fresh new iteration to the line up of Windows operating system for PC, laptops and other systems. After Microsoft’s experiments with Windows 8 failed, it was high time for them to release a stable operating system that was truly appealing to desktop users whom Microsoft had pissed with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

Windows 10 came with some really nice features that were not only great for desktop users, but, this time, Microsoft had actually found a proper way to integrate support for touch-based system on Windows 10 and both desktop, as well as touch experiences, were kept separate from each other this time which allowed users to use Windows 10 the way they want to use it.

But even Windows 10 wasn’t perfect at release. Several bugs made sure that people run into all sorts of issues from time to time. But Microsoft has been quite active in releasing fixes related to these bugs. One such bug was of an update that made many PC and laptops go on a spin after the update was installed.

The systems on which the update was installed were facing issues related to boot loop where the PC would keep rebooting and not really going past the boot process. This made many systems useless and of course, people who were facing this problem were quite pissed. Let us see what caused this issue and how Microsoft managed to fix it.

Update Patch KB 3081424 – Root of all evil

This was the main patch that affected numerous PC and laptops and caused the boot loop problem. People were facing all kinds of issues with this patch. It would either not install properly or it would just brick PCs on which it was being installed.

The installation would end up with an error that said We couldn’t complete the updates, undoing changes. But then the update was still available from Microsoft’s side and hence people were being forced to install it over and over again even if it failed to install.

Update Patch KB 3081436 – The Saviour!

The  KB 3081436 patch was aimed to fix what the KB 3081424 screwed. This patch was now installing properly and people were not running into any sort of boot loop issues on their system. This patch brought other changes like

  • Fixes for preventing boot loops
  • Fixing bugs related to .NET Framework
  • A security update for Microsoft Edge browser
  • Some command line parameter changes to prevent information disclosure
  • Fixes in Mount manager, Microsoft graphics component and a security update for Internet Explorer.

How to install KB 3081436 Patch Update?

Like all other updates on Windows 10, this patch was also being injected on systems worldwide through an automatic update. But yes, there is definitely a way to install this update manually and that is by going on to Microsoft’s website and downloading the patch manually.

Just head over to this page and download the patch. You will need to double click the file in order to start installing it. The installation might take some time so keep in mind that you wait until the install is finished.

What to do if you are facing boot loops after KB 3081424 update?

If you are one of those people who unfortunately ran into boot loops after installing the KB 3081424 update, then we suggest that you reinstall Windows 10 again in order to get your system back to working again. After the install is complete, make sure your PC is updated to the latest version of patch so that you don’t run into any such issues in the future.

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