How to Use the Startup Repair Tool in Windows 11

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The article provides a guide on using the Startup Repair tool in Windows 11 to diagnose and resolve startup issues. The tool attempts to fix problems that prevent a computer from starting automatically. Users can interpret and analyze startup log files for further analysis and take appropriate steps to rectify issues.

This article explains how to use the Startup Repair Tool in Windows 11.

Windows comes with a built-in Startup Repair tool that helps fix common problems that can prevent your computer from starting up.

When a Windows computer detects a startup problem, it tries to start the Startup Repair tool. The tool lets you quickly diagnose and repair more complex startup problems, including interpreting and analyzing the startup log files to determine the cause of the problem.

When the Startup Repair tool determines the cause, the tool tries to fix the problem automatically. The diagnosis and repair log file is stored at the following location: C:\Windows\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt.

Use the Windows Startup Repair tool to fix issues

As mentioned above, users can troubleshoot and resolve complex issues using the Windows Startup Repair tool.

Using the log file, one can find out why their computer won’t boot and take steps to remedy the issues.

Here’s how to use it.

First, boot to Advanced Startup (WinRE).

On the WinRE window, select Troubleshoot.

windows 11 advanced startup boot troubleshoot
Windows 11 advanced startup boot troubleshoot

Then click on Advanced options.

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Windows 11 advanced startup boot advanced options

On the next screen, select Startup Repair.

The Start Repair tool will begin to diagnose your PC and attempt to repair it automatically.

You may have to run the Startup Repair tool multiple times and restart the PC each time to fix the startup issue. In addition, you can open the Startup Repair log file from the boot screen using the Command Prompt with Notepad.

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

Information in the log file may help you resolve the issues.

That should do it!



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