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How to Use Startup Repair in Windows 10

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How to Use Startup Repair in Windows 10

How to Use Startup Repair in Windows 10

Startup Repair is a Windows recovery tool that can fix certain system problems that might prevent Windows from starting. If Windows 10 fails to start correctly two or three times, then the automated Startup Repair system will be invoked.

    Note
Startup Repair can only fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files. It can't fix hardware failures, such as a failing hard disk or incompatible memory, nor does it protect against virus attacks.


You can run Startup Repair manually from Windows 10 installation media by opening the Windows Recovery Environment menu (Click Repair your Computer at the Setup screen if starting from installation media) and then clicking Troubleshoot and Advanced Options.

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If Startup Repair is able to fix the problem, it’ll do so and you’ll be asked to restart the PC. If it isn’t though, perhaps because it’s unable to identify the problem, then you’ll be prompted and given the details of the log file it created during the repair process.
 

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You will be shown the location and name of the repair log file if Startup Repair cannot fix the problem.

Clicking Advanced Options at this point will return you to the Windows Recovery Environment menu, where other repair options are available to you. If you open the log file, you’ll be shown details of all the tests performed by Startup Repair, with any errors discovered detailed. You can use this information to help diagnose and get to the root cause of the problem.

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To open log file from the Windows Recovery Environment, click and open the Command Prompt. When the Command Prompt is open, type Notepad and press Enter key to open the Notepad application. The Startup Repair log file is located at:

Code:

C:\Windows\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt


You will need to navigate to the drive on which you have Windows installed (usually the C: drive) to see the SrtTrail.txt log file.

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