Drivers are critical because without them you cannot fully use your Windows computers and devices. However, some drivers can be too old and incompatible with your version of Windows, or new and insufficiently tested. To get rid of errors, crashes and Blue Screens of Death, you need to remove the faulty driver that is causing problems. The procedure for doing that is not straightforward, and we explain it in this tutorial:
NOTE: This guide applies to Windows 10, Windows 7, and Windows 8.1.
System Restore is a great tool that allows you to revert Windows and its settings to a previous working state. This is useful when you encounter problems with drivers that destabilize the system or software that malfunctions. However, at times, some of the changes you make may affect your system so badly that you can no longer log into Windows. What can you do to make Windows work again? You boot System Restore and then use it to revert Windows to a working state. Here's how it is done:
If you want to boot into Safe Mode, it means that there is probably something wrong with your computer. Safe Mode can help you diagnose and sometimes even repair issues in Windows. However, before doing so, you must first know how to boot your computer into Safe Mode. In this article we will talk about booting into Safe Mode on computers with Windows 7. We discuss what Safe Mode is and how it works, and we walk you through the methods of getting in and out of it:
By default, Windows 7 gives you the option to create a system repair disc on a CD or a DVD, and all it takes is a few clicks. However, Windows 7 does not give you an option to create a bootable flash memory stick with system recovery tools on it. There is no built-in tool for creating a flash drive with such tools, and there is no command which you could use. However, that does not mean that you cannot do it.
If you have used Windows 10 for a while, you might have noticed that the "old ways" of booting into Safe Mode no longer work. By that, we mean trying things like pressing the F8 or the Shift + F8 keys on your keyboard while booting. These methods stopped working because the start procedure became faster than ever before. However, that doesn't mean that Windows 10 has no Safe Mode. It's just that to get to it you have to follow other procedures. Let's take a closer look and see all the ways you can get into Safe Mode in Windows 10:
The Safe Mode environment in Windows is one of the best ways to diagnose and repair problems that stop the operating system from loading correctly or even from loading at all. The default Safe Mode starts Windows using only a few core services and drivers so that it avoids as many issues as possible. Unfortunately, the minimal Safe Mode means that your Windows computer doesn't get access to the network or the internet.
You can use system recovery tools to fix most of your computer problems. However, there are times when you'll need to address such issues in a manual way, like, for example, when your Windows computer won't boot. In these cases, you can use a tool named Bootrec.exe. It can help you troubleshoot and repair things like the master boot record (MBR), the boot sector or the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store. Here's how it works, in all modern versions of Windows:
NOTE: This guide covers Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
Is your Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 computer or device unable to load the operating system successfully? Is Windows reporting missing or damaged system files? If that's the case, you should try to boot from a recovery drive and use the Startup Repair tool. It's the only tool that can repair your system and it can save you from having to reinstall the operating system. Here's how it works:
If Windows 10 breaks and nothing seems to work well any more, you might be tempted to contemplate reinstalling it from scratch. However, that would mean that you must go through a rather elaborate process in order to save your files and then to reinstall Windows 10. Fortunately, you don't necessarily have to do so, because Windows 10 gives you the option to reset it to its initial state, and keep your personal files in the process. Given the fact that this is also a lot faster than formatting your system partition and installing Windows 10 from scratch, what more could you ask?
Few people know that Windows offers most of the tools you need to troubleshoot and fix a malfunctioning computer with this operating system installed. The trick is to create a USB recovery drive or a System Repair disc on a CD or DVD, with the appropriate tools on it. In this guide we will explain what the System Repair disc is in Windows, how it is useful and how to create one by yourself, so that you can use it to fix computers with problems. Let's get started: