Troubleshooting Windows Startup

by Mike Halsey

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.

What you'll learn

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.

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Course Overview

About the author

Mike is a current Microsoft MVP awardee, and was first awarded in 2011. He is a recognized technical expert in the Windows desktop experience and troubleshooting with more than a dozen books published, including The Windows 10 Productivity Handbook, the Windows 10 Accessibility Handbook and Windows 10 Troubleshooting. He encourages questions from readers and viewers through Facebook ( and Twitter (@MikeHalsey).

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