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Perform Clean Boot in Windows 10 / 8 / 7 to diagnose issues


Sometimes, You will need to perform clean boot to troubleshoot common problems in Windows 10, 8.1, 8 or 7. A clean boot allows you to start Windows without running non-Microsoft services. It would help you troubleshoot and determine what application or program is causing the problem that you have. Using a clean boot, you can find if the OS is damaged by some third party app or a bad driver. By preventing them from loading, you can exclude the influence of these two factors.

When You Need Clean Boot

If you face any critical windows problems repeatedly, You may require perform clean boot. Also Some Times after upgrading to Windows 10 Fall creators update or Install Recent Windows 10 updates, you may encounter software conflicts. To fix the problem, it is necessary to perform clean boot. Normally, We do it when we face critical windows problems like the blue screen of death errors.

How To perform Clean Boot windows 10

In Single Words clean boot state, Windows doesn’t load any third-party programs and services during startup. So, People prefer it to troubleshoot many windows problems specially BSOD Errors.

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If your computer is not starting normally, or receive Different errors when you start your computer that you cannot identify, you could consider performing a “clean boot.”

Note : Bellow Steps Are applicable to perform clean boot on Windows 10, 8.1 and 7.

Perform Clean Boot

First, Open System Configuration window by Press Windows + R, Type msconfig And Hit Enter key. Here under ‘General’ tab, click to select the option Selective startup, and then uncheck the Load startup items check box. Also Make Sure the Load system services and Use original boot configuration is checked.

open System configuration window
open System configuration window

Disabling Third-Party Services
Now Go to Services tab, From there, Mark Hide all Microsoft services. You will find it at the bottom of that window. Now, click on Disable all. 

Hide all Microsoft services
Hide all Microsoft services

Next Move to Startup Tab, You find Option open Task manager click on it. Now On Taskmanager under Startup Tab Disable All the Startup Applications. Now close Taskmanager.

Disable Startup Applications
Disable Startup Applications

If you Are Windows 7 Users When you move to Startup Tab, You Will find All startup Item List. Uncheck All the Startup programs and Click Apply And ok.

Disable Startup application on windows 7
Disable Startup application on windows 7

That’s all Now restart your computer. It will keep your PC in clean boot state see if the problem is gone. You can turn on each app one by one and services individually afterwards to find exactly which app is the cause of your issue.
To return to normal boot, Just undo the changes you have done and restart your PC.

Also If clean boot Didn’t help To Fix Startup Issue we recommend To Boot Widows into Safe Mode ( Which Start windows into minimal System Requirement, And Allow to perform troubleshooting steps to fix Different Startup problems ).