Troubleshoot Windows startup


This module examines the Windows startup architecture and discusses the methods used to troubleshoot client startup issues.

Learning objectives

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the Windows startup architecture.
  • Explain the repair and recovery options available in Windows.
  • Describe the available advanced startup recovery tools.
  • Explore the advanced startup environment.
  • Describe the System Restore process in Windows.
  • Access the Windows System Restore tool to fix the startup environment.
  • Describe volume activation considerations.
  • Describe the role of the BCD store.
  • Describe BCD configuration settings.


  • Students should have a basic understanding of computer networks and hardware concepts.
  • Students should have a basic understanding of OS and Application concepts.
  • Students should have experience with using Windows 10 or later.