Clean Boot in Windows 10 allows you to start the system with only the most essential files and services required by the Operating System. The same action of Windows allows the system to run in a stress-free environment with the most minimum usage of hardware resources. Well, if you experience any kind of lagging in your system’s performance you van assume the reason to be a failing hardware device. In such cases, you might have to try on performing the Hardware Clean Boot.
How to do a Hardware Clean Boot in Windows 10
A Hardware Clean Boot is quite different than the customary Clean Boot State. In this process, the non-essential hardware for running the system is disabled from the Device Manager. So, to move ahead, you have to follow the following steps.
- Open the Run dialog box. To do so, go ahead and press Win+R in combination to open the Run dialog box.
- Further, type devmgmt.msc in the field and hit the Enter key.
- Next in the Device Manager, disable all the drivers that are not essential or are not in use.
- You can do so by right-clicking them and choosing the Disable option. Find your checklist below: Display Adapters, DVD/CD-ROM drives, Modems, ports, Sound, video, and game controllers, Network Adapters, and USB devices and controller. For USB Devices and controller, disable the entry only when the USB/Wireless Mouse or Keyboard is not being used by you for the purpose.
You should try disabling the options, one at a time. Once you are done with the process, you can go back and enable each and every option again one at a time after rebooting.
It is highly recommended that you should back up your important files before performing this process of Hardware Clean Boot, as sometimes, even your best-laid plans can go the wrong way. So, better to be safe than being sorry.
This article has taken you through the process clearly that will help you get to the exact issue. It enables you to find the devices or hardware that might be causing the issue. Hence, you can take the necessary actions to prevent or stop any lag.