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Troubleshoot Windows With Diagnostic Startup

Troubleshoot Windows With Diagnostic Startup

Reading many articles after surfing the web, it seems some solutions provided were not adequate solutions to fix the problem. I feel it is important to diagnose your computer operating system regularly.

Furthermore, getting to the root of the problems affecting the operating system is difficult. The troubleshooting part has been seen as the most cumbersome aspect. When the cause or root of a problem is known, then it requires less effort to fix such problems. But the case differs when it comes to troubleshooting; it is difficult to diagnose the problems (i.e. Windows Update Error 0x80070057).

First, here are some tips that may fix some common problems.

Try Logging Off

It is very important to log off whenever you are done with any task on your computer or laptop. Many people get it wrong by closing all the programs they are running, but the best advisable thing to do is to log off. This helps in giving a clear template and also clears off the RAM.

Restart/Turn Off the Computer

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When the operation system is acting strange, don’t panic, it may not be as serious as you think. Turn your computer off and restart after a few minutes.

Reboot the Computer 

From the tip above, some cases might not favor logging off and restarting. In the case, it is advisable to shut down the computer then reboot it. This problem might be as a result of some devices or files that logging the computer off can’t solve.

Rebooting the system means you have to reload the whole system again to restore default settings.

Close All Unnecessary Programs 

Sometimes your computer might be hanging or misbehaving as a result of bumper programs being opened. What you need to do is close all the unused programs and refresh the system.

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Check The Power Pack and Connections

Power pack connection to the socket also might cause the delay in loading and other problems. It is important to check the power pack to see if it is correctly plugged into the right connection.

Moreover, after the tips mentioned above fail to be the solution to the Windows or operating system, then it means the advanced solution should be the next option to consider now.

Diagnostic Startup

This is where Diagnostic Startup comes in. This mode can also be seen on Vista, XP and every edition of Windows. You get access to it through the System Configuration panel.

However, the Start Menu tab is there for you to search up (For Windows 7 and Vista): type “MSConfig” and then run the program. In XP, select Run from the Start Menu and type MSConfig into the run box that appears.

It is well known that many people cherish using the MSConfig because it is used to disable startup programs. This is easily done under the Startup tab when you get it up and running.

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After running MSConfig, you will be shown three options:

1. Normal Startup: 

It is a startup mode that ensures your services, software and drivers are reloaded and back to its normal operation.

2. Selective Startup: 

As the name implies, it gives you more freedom and control over the loading files at the startup.

3. Diagnostic Startup: 

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This is the mode we are looking for. This is a startup mode that loads the services and the basic devices of the system. Select this option and restart your computer to enter diagnostic startup mode.

NOTE: Any settings you choose here will stay in place until you switch them back off to return to normal startup.

Benefits of Diagnostic Startup Mode

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    The fact remains that diagnostic Startup Mode also has its benefits. This mode is far more helpful than the more restrictive Safe Mode.

    This mode loads Windows Fundamental Drivers and Services. It is going to ignore anything that’s not critical to get you to the desktop and get you working. No doubt, the ability to load many services and drivers is certainly more convenient than Safe Mode. Also, allowing you to easily get online and use external devices and hardware provides more freedom.

    Also, allowing you to easily get online and use external devices and hardware provides more freedom. You may perform complex functions in Diagnostic Startup Mode but keep in mind that all of your third-party services and software won’t run, particularly if they are the ones causing the problem.

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    Last Updated on July 10, 2019

    11 Brain Training Apps to Train Your Mind and Improve Memory

    11 Brain Training Apps to Train Your Mind and Improve Memory

    Whether at work or at school, people these days are under tremendous pressure to perform, perform and perform! Stress and pressure can have adverse affects on the well-being of a person, and need to be controlled.

    Now, this doesn’t mean you make a dash to your nearest therapist. There are a number of wonderful and smart apps that you can use on your phone. These brain training apps have been scientifically designed to target specific areas of the human mind and control harmful emotions such as anxiety, as well as to improve memory and sharpness of the brain.

    Here are 11 iPhone apps that you will not only enjoy but also find useful in keeping your mental health balanced at all times.

    1. Lumosity

    This app consists of games that focus on improving the user’s memory, problem-solving capability, attention span, and thinking. There are three games in each session, and they challenge the brain by changing every time. The user has to complete the games while playing against a clock.

    Free of trial. $15 per month for the full version.

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      2. Fit Brains Trainer

      This brain training app has 10 sets of games that work on different areas of the brain and improve memory as well as concentration. A user is required to finish a particular task from each category on a daily basis and the app tracks the progress by a color coded graph.

      Free.

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        3. CogniFit Brain Fitness

        Developed with the help of neuroscientists, this fun app improves a person’s cognitive abilities, which includes memory and concentration. The progress made by the user over a period of time can be tracked. Users can also play challenge rounds with their friends. The app also modifies the difficulty level to suit the profile of the user and provide recommendations based on the results. Spending 20–30 minutes a few times every week can give measurable improvement in the performance of a user.

        First four games free, then $13 a month.

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          4. Brain Fitness Pro

          The makers of this app claim that it can improve the IQ of a user, and improve intelligence and memory. The app is fun and is user friendly, and 30 minutes a day can fetch you results in less than three weeks.

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          Buy for $3.99.

          5. Happify

          If nothing else makes you happy in life, this app will. Well, this is what the developers claim at least. This app comes loaded with lots of quizzes, polls and gratitude journals, which work on the fundamentals of positive psychology. The app also helps to control stress and emotions to make you feel better.

          Free to use.

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            6. Clockwork Brain

            You will like the little gold robot that comes in every time to explain the next game you are going to play. While the games are not much different to those offered in apps such as Luminosity, the look and feel reminds me of a workshop from old times.

            Free.

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              7. ReliefLink

              Initially created as an app for suicide prevention, it has found its use as a great app for tracking the mood of the user by taking measure of all things relevant to the user’s mental health. In case the user experiences high emotional stress, the app has a coping mechanism that includes voice-recorded mindfulness, exercises and music for relaxation. There is also a map that informs the user of the nearest therapist and medical facilities for mental health treatment.

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                8. Eidetic

                Eidetic is a memory enhancement app and uses a ‘spaced repetition’ technique to help users memorize information such as important phone numbers, words, credit card details or passwords. It also notifies you when it’s time to take a test to see what you remember, so that you retain information in your long-term memory.

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                  9. Braingle

                  Braingle helps to maintain the sharpness of the brain and improve the reasoning ability of a person through riddles and optical illusions. It is different from other brain training apps that employ memory and reaction based tests. You can also compete with your friends and family members in figuring out the fun riddles.

                  Free.

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                    10. Not The Hole Story

                    If you have a penchant for solving hard riddles, then this app is a must-have for you. Filled with exclusive riddles along with a simple-to-use interface, the app gives you riddles that you have to solve through a book. You will be given hints along the way, and when you give up, the answers will be revealed. This app will encourage you to broaden your thinking and put your mind to a challenging test.

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                    Free.

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                      11. Personal Zen

                      This fun brain training app follows the journey of two animated characters who travel through a field of grass. Personal Zen is a nice app meant for reducing anxiety and trains the brain to focus on the positive aspects. The developer’s advice is to use the app for 10 minutes a day to see the best results.

                      Free.

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