Windows 10 wont boot after deleting windows.old
While I was cleaning my PC using CCleaner, I decided to delete windows.old folder. After cleaning process finished, programs never launch when I open it. I restarted the windows but it won't boot and give STOP CODE error.
Here is my Laptop Specification:
Model: Lenovo z570
CPU: intel i7-2670qm
GPU: NVIDIA Geforce gt 540m
OS: Dual boot Ubuntu(main boot loader) & Windows 10
And here is the solutions I tried and none of them worked:
1- Startup Repair (took about 30-45 min and gives error)
2- Reset This PC (exit at 36% with Undoing Changes message)
3- Using Command Prompt:
- chkdsk c: /r /x & sfc /scannow
- bootrec /fixmbr , bootrec /fixboot , bootrec /scanos , bootrec /rebuildbcd and it outputs: "Total identified windows installation: 0"
How to solve this problem?
Thanks in advance.
The Windows.old folder contains the following folders from your old Windows installation:
• Documents and Settings
• Program Files
It is used only if your want to go back to your previous OS.
Maybe deleting the Windows/old folder didn't cause the problem. Perhaps its registry cleaner broke something?
Can you do a System Restore? maybe that will help.
Anyway, seeing your issue - since you have tried most of the usual solutions - I think only a clean install using a Windows 10 ISO will help.