How To Do A Clean Boot

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All computer techs should know how to do a clean boot, even if you haven’t heard it named this, you have probably done this multiple times to resolve a computer issue. This is best done when you feel that you are having a software issue (not anything with the OS or hardware) that’s causing a problem.

To Resolve:

  1. Boot the computer into Safe Mode. For most computers, this is F8 on startup.

  2. Run – msconfig

  3. Go into the “Services” tab and check the “Hide all Microsoft services” checkbox and disable all the others.

  4. Go to the “Startup” tab and disable all of them, regardless of what they are.

  5. Click “Apply” and reboot the computer.