How To Open Troubleshooting Options in Windows 10

Windows 10 inherited the boot options from Windows 8. It features a graphical environment for various recovery related tasks. There is a way to reboot the OS quickly and launch the troubleshooting options directly. This is very useful if you have some issue that you cannot fix in the regular Windows 10 environment.

The troubleshooting options in Windows 10 include a number of tools which can be launched before you access the Desktop.

These include:

  • System Restore
  • System Image Recovery
  • Startup Repair
  • Command Prompt
  • Startup Settings
  • Other options depending on your hardware and OEM settings.

To open the troubleshooting options in Windows 10, click on the Start button to open Start.

In the bottom left corner, you’ll see the shutdown button. Click it to open the shutdown menu.Windows 10 Shutdown Menu

Now, press and hold the Shift key on the keyboard and click the Restart command.Windows 10 Shutdown Menu Restart Command

Windows 10 will perform the reboot. Right after that, it will enter the recovery environment.

Recovery Environment Windows 10 600X450

In the recovery environment, you can open Troubleshooting and Advanced boot options, turn off your computer or start it normally using the Continue option.Windows 10 Advanced Boot Options

All the advanced options are located here – whether it’s to refresh your PC, reset your PC, Recovery Image, Safe Mode, or various startup options. Use them when something goes wrong with Windows 10.

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Author: The MFTNEXT Team

The MSFTNEXT project is a small team of authors who love to engage with the latest technology and gadgets. Being passionate Windows bloggers, we are happy to help others fix their system issues.

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