Run list corrupted and operating system will not be able to boot
Oh by, am I ever in trouble on this one.
I have a loaded Win 10 64 Pro platform with about 150gb of programs, settings and data running on a 16GB Gigabyte system. Generally runs really wonderfully, and I backup fairly frequently on a pair of Seagate 8TB drives.
However yesterday Windows Update would not run saying it could not connect to MS Update Servers. The Windows Update Troubleshooter could not determine a fix. Eventually I performed an in-place, non-destructive re-install of Windows 10.
That did not fix the problem. I also tried Restoro without any improvement.
So, I wrote the system out on the Seagate drive using Acronis 2016. All fine. I tried to recover from a backup from a few days ago using a recovery disk and Acronis reported run list corrupted. I had never seen that error before.
I'm not quite sure what I did next, but I got to an error message that said that if I performed a recovery, the resulting disk would not be bootable. After looking on the forum, I read that I would need to boot from the recovery disk in UEFI mode.
When I did that I could no longer find the Seagate recovery drive which is attached by USB 3.
To say that I am panicked would be putting it mildly. My system won't update, and I can't see how to bring in an earlier version. (BTW - I also saved the most recently changed files so all could be pasted back together.)
Can someone help me figure out how to go back to a working version from a few days ago so that I can then bring in the recent data changes and try to live happily ever after.
Your help is totally, totally, totally appreciated.