I am trying to boot my Win 10, but after the window's logo the machine stucks on the circling dots and does not reach the login window. I am unable to boot in safe mode but the command prompt is accessible. The following command produces

-bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd

-bootrec.exe /fixmbr

-bootrec.exe /fixboot

Access is denied.

Is there anything I can try to get to login screen.

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    The steps you tried are for cases when Windows does not even start booting. It does, so they are pointless (and harmless) in your case. – Daniel B Mar 2 at 12:42
  • Suggested for a similar problem here answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-hello/… – pkj Mar 2 at 12:46
  • Yeah, well, Microsoft Answer is almost entirely useless. IMHO, it’s best to not do anything mentioned there. – Daniel B Mar 2 at 13:00
  • @drmoishe- you mean to say repair using a ISO. Yes, I think that's the only option. Kindly provide it as a answer. – pkj Mar 3 at 3:03

If you don't have a recent disk image, then reinstalling Windows from ISO, keeping your files, should work. Before you perform the reinstallation, make a disk image if there are any files that might be lost that you wish saved. This can be done from a boot USB, such as that created by Macrium Reflect, Runtime Live CD or dd on a Linux boot drive.

This is, admittedly, a shotgun approach for a specific issue.

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