Modern computers will be loaded with hundreds of processes and services designed to smoothly work the operating system. Sometimes when installing a program or service, they may interfere with important services, leading to unexpected program crashes, error messages that pop up or slow down the computer.
You can boot your computer to Safe mode, which is a more barebones approach that disables even more drivers or services, but it can disable some things you can try. Instead, you can perform a clean boot on Windows 10 by temporarily disabling non-critical services and launchers.
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] Note! Before you start, you can configure a system restore point or back up your computer only if something goes wrong during the process. You should also not try to perform these steps if your computer is connected to a managed network, such as the one at your company. In fact, it is likely that the tools you would use to perform these steps are disabled by your administrator.
To start, hit Win + R to open the cart window. Type "msconfig" in the box, then press Enter.
When MSConfig is opened, switch to the Services tab to view a list of all services for your computer. At the bottom of the window, select the "Hide All Microsoft Services" option, and then click the "Disable All" button. This disables all non-Microsoft services. Click "OK" when you are done.
In the warning window that appears, click the "Exit without reboot" button. You will restart your computer, but you have another step to perform first.
Next, you will disable third-party launcher programs that may cause problems on your computer. 19659002] Right Ctrl + Shift + EscapePlease open the Activity Manager and then switch to the "Startup" tab.
You must disable startup programs one at a time. There is no way to disable them at once. Select an enabled app and then click the "Disable" button. Do it for all enabled apps on the tab.
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When you are ready to disable apps, restart your computer and it will load without any of the services or launcher that is running.
You can now start troubleshooting the problems you experienced earlier. If you get any errors that indicate that some programs could not start, it's normal because you've only disabled all non-essential services.
If clean boot fixes the problem you experienced, you can start changing services and restarting apps and restarting your computer. We recommend that you do this service or app at a time, although the process takes some time. This allows you to limit the problem by eliminating the process.
After completing troubleshooting, return to the "Services" tab of msconfig, click the "Enable All" button, and then individually disable all services that caused problems. In the Activity Manager, turn on any launcher that did not cause any problems.