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Windows® 8.1 Inside Out by Tony Northrup

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Chapter 27. Troubleshooting startup problems, crashes, and corruption

PCs are complex devices, and complex devices always, eventually, encounter problems. This chapter is designed to help you solve a variety of Windows problems, including startup problems, intermittent crashing, and data corruption.

If Windows won’t start, read the first section, Troubleshooting startup problems. If you’re experiencing corruption or Windows is randomly crashing, read Troubleshooting corruption and intermittent failures later in this chapter.

At the end of the chapter I describe two techniques that are useful for solving a variety of problems: refreshing ...

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