Speed is relative

Your Windows 7 startup process is performing very slowly, but it’s difficult to tell which application is causing the issue. Which of these utilities would be the most help to identify the problematic application?

A) Event Viewer

B) System Repair Disk

C) System Configuration

D) Defragmentation

E) Try booting the computer in a car going the speed of light?

The answer: C) System Configuration

The Windows System Configuration utility, or MSCONFIG, identifies all of the services and applications that are run during the startup process, and the utility provides an easy checkbox method to enable or disable any of the apps. It may take some time to narrow down the troublemaker, but it’s very easy to use.

Want to know more? Watch “Operating System Troubleshooting Tools.”

You need to have the right tools if you’re planning to fix an operating system. In this video, you’ll learn about automated system recovery, system repair disks, pre-installation environments, msconfig, sfc, the Windows registry, and much more.