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UEFI-based Windows 10 Platform - Failure to Boot Due to Missing or Corrupt BCD

I was prompted to write this post as a result of Windows 10 Professional recently attempting to do a silent update while I was waiting in an airport which I unknowingly interrupted when I powered down my UEFI-based laptop prior to boarding the plane. When I later powered on the laptop, it failed to boot and simply displayed the following message: A Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store (there can be more than one) contains boot configuration parameters which control how the operating system is started in Windows 10. First introduced in Windows Vista, these parameters were previously stored in the