Troubleshooting Windows Startup

Having a PC that won't boot is always a source of frustration. This course will show you how to diagnose and repair any type of problem that is preventing a PC from booting.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 3, 2016
Duration
1h 32m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Repairing Common Startup Problems
Manually Repairing and Rebuilding the Boot System
Dual-boot Systems and Editing the Boot Options
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 3, 2016
Duration
1h 32m
Description

Nothing is a greater barrier to productivity than a PC that won't boot, but what do you do? Reimaging the PC gets you caught up in hours of app and Windows updates, and reinstalling Windows makes things even worse. This course will show you how to diagnose and repair Windows startup problems, without the need for reimaging or reinstalling the operating system. First, you'll learn about the differences between BIOS and UEFI boot systems. Next, you'll explore how to effect quick repairs of many types on the Windows boot system. Finally, you'll learn how to completely rebuild a corrupt boot partition. By the end this course, you'll be able to repair almost any type of Windows Startup problem.

About the author
About the author

Mike was first awarded as a Microsoft MVP in 2011 and is a recognized technical expert in the Windows experience and troubleshooting with more than a dozen books published, including Beginning Windows 10 and Windows 10 Troubleshooting.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, I'm Mike Halsey, I'm a Microsoft MVP awardee, and the author of many books on Windows troubleshooting, and I'm excited to bring you this short course on how to troubleshoot Windows startup problems. Nothing is more frustrating or a bigger barrier to productivity than having a PC that won't boot. When this happens, you normally have a choice of reimaging the operating system or reinstalling it completely. Neither are ideal though as reimaging will tie you up in hours of app and Windows update installations, and reinstalling from scratch creates even more work. Neither of these are necessary however, as it's possible to repair almost any Windows startup problem, and in this course, I'll show you how to diagnose and repair many types of problems, from quick fixes to complete boot system rebuilds. Covering three versions of the Windows operating system, Windows 7, Windows 8. 1, and Windows 10, I'll guide you through the technical nature of different firmware and security systems, explain what each boot system is and how it works, and describe in detail exactly how you can fix almost any type of problem. Some of the major topics that we will cover include the differences between BIOS and UEFI boot systems, how to affect quick repairs of many types on the Windows boot system, and how to completely rebuild a corrupt boot partition. By the end of this course, you'll be able to repair almost any type of Windows start up problem. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how to troubleshoot Windows startup and Pluralsight.