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    Repair Install Windows 8

    I want to try this because my Windows 8.1 install seems to be malfunctioning. Question though, is it still possible to cancel if I'm already at steps beyond step 11?
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    What's wrong with my Windows?

    It seems to be a lot of work lol. What's the worst thing that could happen if I don't fix those issues? I feel like I've had them since 2015 but only noticed them recently because I was tinkering with the sfc /scannow command.
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    What's wrong with my Windows?

    I just checked and you're right. It's English (US). My concern is that since my Windows seemed to be corrupt because of all the various issues I've mentioned, is doing a repair as explained here How To Repair Windows 8.1 Installation (The Easy Way) will make my laptop worse? Because I assume...
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    What's wrong with my Windows?

    @Slavic Does the language of my original Windows installation matter? Maybe that's what's wrong with the ISO I downloaded? I'm not sure what the original language was. There are currently 3 languages on my laptop.
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    What's wrong with my Windows?

    I think the ISO I have right now is fine because I was able to use it to go out of the bootloop incident I mentioned in the OP. With that said, are you saying I should do this? How To Repair Windows 8.1 Installation (The Easy Way) Is re-installation and repairing the same?
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    What's wrong with my Windows?

    @Bree Upon booting up my laptop today, I tried sfc /scannow and it worked I think. But after that I tried /ScanHealth again and it said that the component store is repairable. I wasn't able to take a screenshot, sorry. So I tried /RestoreHealth both with and without /Source and they're...
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    What's wrong with my Windows?

    I don't know exactly what's the main problem but here are the symptoms: Windows Update is a mess. It usually gets stuck with checking if there are updates. And if it does detect that there are available updates, the downloading takes forever. My theory is that way back in 2015 (my laptop was...
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    My PC shut down while installing updates because of an error. Now I can't go past the booting up screen because of a fatal error that appears

    The error I got while installing the update was "Driver Power State Failure". I didn't mind it since I get it quite often. Naturally, it restarted itself and on bootup, it tries to continue updating. At about 49% it gave me this error: . I restarted it multiple times. Upon the 3rd restart, it...
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    Startup Settings doesn't show up no matter what method I use

    I'm sorry I don't understand. If I go to Safe Mode, can I install a driver?
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    Startup Settings doesn't show up no matter what method I use

    Is this what you meant? I can go to it but when I press F8, Windows just starts normally.
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    Startup Settings doesn't show up no matter what method I use

    Can I install a driver in Safe Mode? I think I can go to Safe Mode. It's just the Startup Settings I can't go into.
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    Startup Settings doesn't show up no matter what method I use

    I can open Advanced startup. What I can't access is the Startup Options. This is what I want to go to but it just reboots straight to desktop.
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    Startup Settings doesn't show up no matter what method I use

    I tried to access it via Settings > Update and Recovery > Recovery > Advanced Startup. After clicking that Startup Settings, it reboots but straight to desktop, it doesn't show me the Startup Settings. I tried the pressing F8 key method through Windows Boot Manager but that didn't work as well...
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