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Use clean boot to troubleshoot performance issues in Windows 10

>> Hi. My name is Bryan with Microsoft customer support. Today, I’m going to show you how to identify software-related problems for your Windows PC. We’re going to explain what a clean boot does, how to narrow down the problem, and how put it all back together again. Let’s get started. So what is a clean boot? Clean boot is a troubleshooting step that loads the operating system without all the extra applications and services that are installed in your device. If your problems such as slow performance or crash goes away after performing a clean boot, then you know you have a software problem with one of the applications or services installed. We’re going to use BadApp to represent any problem that you might be having on your device whether it be a crash or a particular error message. To do a clean boot, we’re going to use the “System Configuration Manager” or the tool commonly referred to as “msconfig.” First, we’re going to open up the “Services” tab and stop all unnecessary services.

To do this, we’re going to “Hide all the Microsoft Services” and then uncheck any of the remaining services. Next, we’re going to disable all the startup apps. Startup applications are loaded every time you start the computer. To disable these, we’ll be using Task Manager. When you’re done disabling all the services and startup apps, you’ll need to “Reboot” for the changes to take. Once your computer has restarted, you’re now in a clean boot state. When you’re in this state, you’ll want to check to see if the problem you have is still there. So that means, your application was running slow, shutting down, or crashing. Watch it again and see if there’s a difference. If everything is working as it was before, then you just confirmed that one of the things that you disable in the clean boot is causing the problem.

The next step is to figure out what is causing the problem. We’re going to start with re-enabling the apps. If you have a lot of apps in your startup, then you can enable half of them at a time to see if the problem is in that batch of apps. And depending on how many apps you have, you may have to do this several times.

Let’s reboot to see if any of the apps we’ve re-enabled is causing the problem. After enabling the first batch of apps, everything still looks good. Let’s narrow this down further by enabling the next half batch of apps. In this case, it looks like one of the apps we re-enabled is causing the problem. Let’s single out and disable the perm called BadApp and see what happens. After restarting, the problem has disappeared. Now that we’ve narrowed it down to a specific app, you can check the vendor website to see if there’s an updated version of the app to install or you can uninstall the app either with “Apps and Features” in Settings, or in the Control Panel “Programs and Features.” But for this demonstration, it’s just a bad app that we don’t use and we’re just going to delete it from the startup location we had placed it in. At this point, we found the bad app that’s caused the problem. We’re going to put everything back to normal by re-enabling all the rest of the startup apps and services.

If you don’t undo these steps, then you might break something else by not turning the apps and services back on. Now, what if you didn’t find the problem with apps in the startup area? Then, you would have continue the elimination process by turning everything on in the startup folder and then use the same elimination process to narrow down the problem in the services section. We hope this walk through of the clean boot troubleshooting will help you identify any potential software-related problems in case you have a problem with your device. If you enjoyed this video, please click the like button and subscribe to our channel for more. .

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Repair Windows 10 using Automatic Repair

what you guys got another video here for you in this one we’re gonna be looking at windows 10 automatic repair and how it can help you repair your Windows 10 operating system now if you’re having issues with say for instance boot you’re not issues where you’re getting reboot loops or you may be getting to the desktop you got pop-ups or some sort of issue after you’ve booted up maybe a program you’ve installed driver issues Windows updates issues corrupt registry or corrupt windows files and you’ve this is normally the first step that you can try to try and fix a lot of those issues so we’ll go through the fixing process of this from the desktop and then also if you can’t boot the system and you’re not been able to get into safe mode or anything like that then we’ll try booting into the actual windows disk and I’ll show you can do the same process from there as well so they start off with the desktop process first so as you can see here we’ve just got this star bun here gonna click on this and we’re going to come down to where it says settings and if you click on settings here inside this settings panel you can come down to where it says update and security click on that there and this will then open up the update and security window come down to where it says recovery and then you will see advanced startup so you see here startup from devices for disk such as USB or DVD change windows startup settings or restore windows from a system image this will restart your PC so this is the area we’re going to go to ok so first off click on this and this will restart your system so once you’ve restarted your system you want to come down to where it says troubleshoot hit this area here and then as you can see here we’ve got a couple of options we’re gonna go into advanced options here and then as you can see here we’ve now got some options here now startup repair is what you want to be hittin here to try to fix problems that keep Windows from loading properly so this is the area here so if you click on this this is gonna run that for you okay so now it asks you to choose the account so we’re gonna choose the account yours will be different – a variety so I’m gonna click on this and we’re gonna push continue now if you’ve got your password here you need to enter your password you can change your keyboard layout here if you wish we’re gonna push continue then it’ll start diagnosing your PC for any issues that you may be having and try to fix those issues for you now you see here startup repair couldn’t repair your PC press Advanced Options to try other options the reason why this is is because there’s nothing wrong with the computer it’s just me showing you what to do but if you had problems it would hopefully try to repair this and it will be notified here okay so you’ve got yourself a little log file here located in this location if you wanted to read that or post that on to a forum to someone to say that you’ve carried out the automatic repair the next option is to go to Advanced Options and again you can go into where it says troubleshoot here and there is some other options here so I’m going to go back into Advanced Options and as you can see here you’ve got a system restore which is restoring the computer back to a time when the computer was working properly and normally you can set this up so you can actually roll that computer back to that time system image recovery he’s basically recovering a PC from an image star repair which is what we’ve covered all you got you come on from startup settings and so on here basically these year other options that you’ve got as well so let me just show you how you can get this if you can’t boot up the machine if you have any issues and you want to get to this area so we’re gonna boot up to either a recovery CD or we’re gonna boot up to a Windows CD so they’ve restart the PC before I do that I just want to cover this reset the PC this is gonna reset your PC back to a time and reinstall windows you will lose a lot of programs and stuff like that it will wipe your machine so you gotta be a bit careful when you’re doing that so we’re gonna do here is just reboot a system to a Windows CD or recovery CD so as you can see I’m on a dual boot system here Windows 10 with Linux Mint the Windows boot menu offers you some other options as you can see here please specify advanced options for this choice which is f8 so I’m going to be doing that but once you get to this stage you can now see we’ve got some other options open to us and you can see here now we can see that we’ve got f10 for more options and launch recovery environment so I’m going to do that push one and again it’s the same old process here of troubleshoot Advanced Options and then you can do your startup repair and run that so as you can see here it’s as simple as that ready you just go through the same process with the CD as she continued here and it will start to do a check and diagnose the PC so we’re just gonna go back and continue to Windows 10 so hopefully after you followed that process your system should be back up and running and should be fixed and that’s how you can run the automatic repair in Windows 10 to fix a lot of those niggling issues that you may have you have in with Windows 10 so my name is Brian from bright tech computer cody KO this video helps you out guys I hope this one fixed all your problems if it did then give that video a like up it does help me out a lot also if you want to subscribe to my channel and be updated when I upload new videos then hit that subscribe button also if you want to join our forums and join the community over there or if you’ve got a computer issue you may want to post on the forums and try and get some help over there you can also do that as well the informations on the screen it’s free of charge to do so and I will see you again in the next video bye for now

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