Windows 10: Performed Repair Install but still have some various issues

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
  1.    1 Week Ago #21

    Question: What happens if I disable a startup "helper" - then try to open the associated app? Will it open the "helper" by itself? If so, I could disable most of the Startup helpers and not be concerned.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    1 Week Ago #22

    Yes, in general that's the kind of behavior disabling a startup item causes: the helper simply doesn't load on startup. You can still load and run the parent or related application when and as it's needed. It will just take longer to start up when you do, because the helper hasn't already pre-staged certain elements that need to be running. Hope this makes sense, and thanks for asking,
    --Ed--
    Last edited by EdTittel; 1 Week Ago at 13:27. Reason: Edit for clarity
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 139
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       1 Week Ago #23

    Nisko,

    I have now seen your post First time I've tried to use Safe Mode with W10. What a hassle .... I have also read the other posts so am up to date with developments.

    About your list of startup programs [and I agree that it is surprisingly long] -
    1 I do not know what that Dell utility does.
    2 Even if only to investigate the problem, I think you should disable gaming entries such as SetPoint.exe.
    3 These should definitely be disabled to see what effect they have on the problem as their names imply some effect on the display - Screenpresses, SnagIt.
    4 I do not know what they all are, of course. Unlocker & Reflect struck my eye but I cannot remember why their names should have stuck in my memory. You could disabling them for a while as well.
    5 As EdTittel said, you can investigate them using Task manager.
    6 I suggest disabling those I have mentioned then drawing up a list of the others and working through each one until you have either confirmed that it is useful or have disabled it as well.
    7 Remember that you can try rebooting between each disabling action so you can see their effects quite quickly.

    If this does not solve the problem then adopt a more systematic approach - I suggest that you use the procedure in Safe mode and clean boot procedures - how to make use of them - Wiki That's what I've been busy doing all day.

    I do think you need to address the unusually slow performance in File explorer but that is a separate issue. It is a shame that you do not have the time to do a clean install.

    I quite like Acronis.

    Denis
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 1,655
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       1 Week Ago #24

    Nisko,

    I have a Dell laptop and don't use any of their bloatware so you could uninstall most of the Dell utilities - but be sure to check their support page for new drivers every so often. You don't need most of the helpers e.g. Reflect but ensure you don't disable any services they need.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    1 Week Ago #25

    Thank you. I'm using a Dell M6800 workstation/laptop.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    6 Days Ago #26

    I'd like to get something clear in my mind, please. If my issue stops when I use safe mode, does that definitely mean that either a startup program or corrupt driver is at fault? I can try the startup program shut down one by one easily enough and, if that doesn't work, I can delete each driver one-by-one and install a fresh Dell driver in its' place. My understanding is Safe Mode starts without most drivers and startup programs. If I understand correctly, this method should identify the culprit. Am I correct in my assumption? Or, if that doesn't work, what other differences are there between normal startup mode and safe mode? Thank you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 139
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       6 Days Ago #27

    Nisko,

    No & No & there is no definitive list of what Safe mode loads & does not load. The explanations in my article and the links in it are all that has been made available. I searched for ages to find more concrete information but to no avail.

    Messing about reinstalling drivers at random would just confuse the issue. I really do think you need to approach this more methodically if you are to fix the problem without getting the computer so messed up that a clean install is the only way to get it back to running normally or even adequately.

    But you can, if you want to, just go ahead and disable all the startup entries in Task manager - experiment then put them back to normal if disabling them makes no difference. I suggested a couple of entries that look to be likely contenders so disable them first.

    All the procedure I gave you the link for does is take you through things in a methodical manner and more comprehensively [Windows services are also included in the items disabled for testing].

    Denis
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    6 Days Ago #28

    Thanks - I'll follow your advice. It's too bad Microsoft doesn't list the things it omits in Safe Mode. However, by all means, point out any likely culprits and start with them first. No harm done. Thank you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 139
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       6 Days Ago #29

    Nisko,

    "2 Even if only to investigate the problem, I think you should disable gaming entries such as SetPoint.exe.
    3 These should definitely be disabled to see what effect they have on the problem as their names imply some effect on the display - Screenpresses, SnagIt."

    If they are not the cause then disable everything in Task manager, Startup and see what happens. If the fault persists, re-enable them so you know you are starting from a normal condition then restart the computer and use the Safe mode, Clean boot procedure article I gave you a link to.

    Best of luck,
    Denis
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 1,655
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       6 Days Ago #30

    Nisko,

    Try the fault finding approach you suggested and also uninstall some of those programs you really don't need. Do a repair install before a clean install if needed since this will preserve your installed programs and accounts. Always ensure you have a full backup before doing a clean/repair install.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Related Threads
I have a flaky hard drive I think. A seagate barracuda. Wouldn't be the first one. So I've had repeated problems with my win10 install and i've run disk check and whatever but they're still there. And today I can't boot into it. I just...
Hello, About two weeks ago I upgraded my Windows 7 to Windows 10. Overall it seemed like the upgrade had worked well. However, I would sometimes get a 'Something went wrong.. please restart' screen if I booted up the computer, although the PC...
Hi guys I'm new to this but figured this was the next best thing before involving a computer tech. Ever since yesterday I've been having issues with just about every game on my computer. League stopped patching for "unknown issues", got home today...
Hello My pc is :C440 Touch All-in-One (Lenovo) Operating system : Windows 10 I can't run my PC, every time i try to run it shows me blue screen wrote on it " Automatic repair couldn't repair your PC
I have two Windows 10 installations on my PC. Primary and temp. The primary installation cannot boot with error "The boot configuration data file is missing some required information ". This happened aftter I wiped out another third disk...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:52.
Find Us