Windows 10 can sometimes malfunction, generate random errors, etc. In those cases, you can do a clean boot. Clean boot on windows 10 allows you to identify exactly what problem is causing, is caused by a service or program, and solve it.
This article will discuss how to do a clean boot on windows 10. This function also works in Windows 7 and 8, follow the same steps.
What is Clean Boot?
When you start your Windows computer, it automatically starts or starts many other services and applications. Your Startup programs (which start with the system) are a good example. Additionally, the more applications your system has, the more Windows services it needs to start. This is because most applications register their services with Windows.
The more services and applications that start, the more burdensome Windows Startup is. While it’s helpful to start all of the services, there will come a time when these startup services can interfere with essential Windows services. This can lead to undesirable behaviour like program crashes, strange error messages, and slow processes.
To deal with that, you can do a Clean Boot. When Clean Boot on Windows 10, only essential system services are started while shutting down all unimportant services and programs. This gives you a good chance to determine which service or program is causing the problem on your system.
How To Perform A Clean Boot On Windows 10
Even though Windows doesn’t have a Clean Boot button or option, doing Clean Boot on Windows 10 is easy and straightforward. Will have to disable all the services and programs that start with the system.
Turn off all services
The first thing you need to do is turn off all services, as follows:
Step 1. Open the Run window by pressing Windows + R => then enter msconfig in the box and press Enter / OK.
Step 2. In the window that pops up, switch to the Services tab.
We need to hide all the necessary Windows services by checking the option Hide all Microsoft services.
Step 3. Next, click the Disable All button, then click Apply => and OK to save changes.
Step 4. Now the message window will appear, click Exit without restart.
Turn off all startup programs
Now, we need to turn off all the programs that boot the same system one by one.
Step 1. Right click on the Taskbar and select the Task Manager option.
Step 2. In the task manager, go to the Startup tab.
Here, select each application and click the Disable button at the window’s bottom. This action will disable the startup item.
Step 3. Once done, restart Windows 10.
Since all startup services and programs are disabled, Windows 10 will clean the boot process with only the essential services.
Step 4. To turn on all services, reopen the System Configuration window, go to the Services tab => check Hide all Microsoft services => select Enable all => then click OK.
Step 5. Finally restart your computer and you will exit Clean Boot.
As you can see, performing a clean boot on windows 10 is quite simple. This is an excellent trick to help you eliminate and find out which program causes errors for your PC & Laptop system. If you have any other questions or suggestions related to Windows 10 or about Clean Boot, leave your comments in the section below.