Repair Windows 10 install using Media Creation tool

In order to overcome the winload.exe problem, I followed the online instructions to download the media creation tool and create the installation/repair materials.  First, I burned a DVD with the Media Creation tool and proceeded to try to boot from it only to find that the computer needing the repair was not reading the dvd. (This after waiting for over an hour for it to work.)  Then, I went back and created a USB version and when I took it to the needy computer, and ran the setup.exe file it gave me an odd display saying it was going to install windows 7 ?!?!?  Even though I clearly downloaded the Windows 10 install files. It further stated that it was not able to complete any repairs on my system.

I do not know what to try next other than the same thing, but why would I expect a different result?  How can it be so difficult to get some installation files for Windows 10?

This entire process has now taken over 12 hours of time with absolutely NO progress!  For over a quarter century, I have been a loyal Microsoft windows user, but today's experience has made me think it is time to go to Apple.

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To repair boot files you'd Create Windows 10 Installation Media or Create a recovery drive, boot it using the BIOS Boot Menu Key, choosing it as a UEFI device if offered, on second screen choose Repair Your Computer. 

In the Troubleshoot options, run a Startup Repair.  If that fails to start Windows, boot back into Troubleshoot>Advanced Tools to open a Command Prompt, type bootrec /rebuildbcd, press Enter, restart.  If this fails export the BCD first following How To Rebuild the BCD in Windows [10 to 20 Minutes].  If C doesn't work as drive letter, there are steps to determine the correct drive letter in my post below on Aug 1, 2017. 

Everything else possible is here for Troubleshooting Windows 8 and 10 Failure to Start - Microsoft Community

Failure to boot media properly is almost always a user failure.  In the rare case it isn't it can be resolved by booting into BIOS setup to reset to defaults.  Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Let us know how this works. 

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Would you consider perform a custom install then recover your personal files from WIndows.old? This of course would mean, reinstalling applications and drivers?

How to download official Windows 10 ISO files

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How to: Perform a custom installation of Windows

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Recover personal files from the Windows.old Folder such as Documents Pictures and Windows Live Mail Emails in Windows 10

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