How to Repair Windows 11

If you are using Windows 11 and facing system issues, you can use this article to solve them. Just like old Windows 10, Windows 11 comes with a built-in repair tool. If you face issues like boot loop issues, app crashes, or glitchy and blue displays, then use the Windows repair option to fix issues. Use the repair option as your last option to fix operating system issues.

How to Repair Windows 11

Here are some working methods to repair and fix Windows 11 related issues easily.

Method 1: Use a Windows Troubleshooter

Microsoft has introduced a Windows troubleshooter tool to fix major issues in Windows 10. The same tool is also launched with Windows 11 so that users can fix issues related to network, internet, drivers, and sound. You can repair Windows 11 using this troubleshooting tool. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Press Windows + I button on your keyboard to access the settings app.

Step 2: In the setting window, click on the system.

Click on the system in settings

Step 3: Then again click on Troubleshoot button.

Click on Troubleshoot

Step 4: Go to other troubleshooters. Now from the list of options, find the troubleshooter related to your issue and open it.

Step 5: Click on Run on the troubleshooter.

Step 6: Now just sit and relax. The troubleshooter tool will automatically scan your entire system and find every possible error.

It will also list down all solutions to fix the issue. So using a troubleshooter, you can easily solve the issue on your own.

Method 2: Remove recently installed Windows updates

If you are facing crashes, and slow performance issues with your Windows 11 then check your recently installed updates. Most of the users have complained about Windows 11 issues just after installing Windows 11 update. So you can remove the update and solve the issue. Here are the steps to uninstall Windows updates.

Step 1: Press Windows + I button on your keyboard to open the Windows setting app.

Step 2: Now scroll down and find Windows Update on your left.

Click on Windows Update

Step 3: On the right side, find and click on the Update History option.

Click on Update History

Step 4: Now again scroll down and click on Uninstall Updates.

Click on Uninstall updates

Step 5: It will open a new window where you can see all installed Windows updates. Just right-click on the recently installed update and select uninstall to remove the update.

select uninstall to remove the update

Note that removing updates will remove the Windows components or any important feature. It can break your OS. So take a backup of all your important data.

Step 6: Finally, click on ‘Yes’ to confirm the decision.

It will take some time to remove the update. Once done, restart your computer and see if you are still facing the error or not.

Method 3: Use Old System Restore

For this method, you have working Windows 11 OS. If you are unable to boot into your Windows 11, then this method won’t work. A system restore point is used to restore your system to its previous state. You can take a backup of your entire system with Apps and settings. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Open the start menu with the Windows button on your keyboard and then search for “create a system restore”.

create a system restore

Step 2: Click on the first result.

Step 3: A new window will open called ‘System Properties’. Here you will see all the options related to system restore.

choose restore point

Step 4: If you can’t see anything under ‘Protection’, you can’t use the system restore option.

Method 4: Using the SFC command in CMD

Microsoft has introduced SFC command-line tool with Windows 7 to fix major issues with the OS. This tool is the most commonly used cmd tool on Windows 10 to fix the issue with the Windows files.

You can also use this SFC command to scan and fix system files.

Step 1: Open the start menu and then search for cmd.

Step 2: Click on the Run as administrator button to open a command prompt with admin access.

Open CMD and click on Run as admin

Step 3: Now, in the cmd window, type this command and press enter.

sfc /scannow

Run sfc scannow command
Run sfc scannow command

Step 4: This command will initiate the system file checker tool.

If any file is damaged or corrupted, you will be notified by the tool.

Method 5: Use the DISM tool

Deployment image servicing and management popularly known as DISM is a command-line tool. The service is used to create a Windows Preinstallation Environment a.k.a. Windows PE in the background. DismHost is a Windows function used in different processes, as we discussed earlier. But because it operates in the background, this name may not be identified to most Windows users. However the main aim of this tool, or we may claim the software, is to ready the Windows picture preinstallation environment for Windows.

As we mentioned above, due to missing Windows components, you can face this type of error.

You have to use the DISM cleanup process to clean the Windows image and fix the issue.

Step 1: Open the start menu and then search for cmd. Then right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

Open CMD and click on Run as admin

Step 2: Type the following command and press enter.

dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup

Run StartComponentCleanup command

Step 3: Once the process is completed, run this command and press enter.

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

DISM-Restorehealth

You will see that the command works fine without any error.

Method 6: Using Windows 11 Startup Repair

Like Windows 10, Windows 11 comes with a built-in startup repair tool. You can use this tool to fix the issue with Windows startup. Here is how you can access and use Windows startup repair.

Step 1: First of all, open the Windows 11 start menu with the Windows button on your keyboard.

Step 2: Then click on the power button.

Step 3: Now hold the shift key on the keyboard and then click on restart.

Click on restart

Step 4: Once you click on the restart, your PC will restart and boot with other options in the blue screen.

Step 5: From all available options, click on Troubleshoot.

click on Troubleshoot

Step 6: Now click on Advanced Options > Startup Repair.

Click on Startup Repair

When you choose startup repair, the tool will start scanning your entire PC and fix the issues. If the startup repair fails, the issue is new, or your system cannot identify the problem.

Method 7: Update your Windows System

Before trying anything you should try checking if you have an available Windows update and if you are left behind on updating your OS. This is a viable option because often Microsoft updates the internal softwares while dropping a Windows update and hence there can be chances that the DISM Host Servicing could have received an update that will only work with the latest version of Windows. Also, a Windows update will refresh and reload the system files while also updating the files and applications to their latest available version.

Not only this bug, but Windows Update will also help you fix various other driver-related problems and things. When the Windows upgrade is completed, the new configurations and Windows components will be ready to operate the device effectively. Here’s how to check for and update the Windows –

Step – 1: Press the “Windows” and “X” key simultaneously.

Step – 2: Then click on the “Setting” option.

Click on Settings

Step – 3: Follow it by navigating to the “Update and Security” option and click on it.

Update-and-security

Step – 4: Now, go to “Windows Update” and then click on “Check for Updates.”

Check for Updates

Step – 5: The computer will then check if there are any updates available and update the Windows.

Step – 6: Wait for it to get over and then restart your computer.

Once the computer has restarted check if the pesky error is still troubling you. It is advised to have a good and stable internet connection while the update takes place and don’t do any functions on your computer in the meantime.  The error should be eradicated by now but if that does not happen, go on to the next method.

Method 8: Download the latest drivers in safe mode

If you are facing issues with Windows 11 then check your drivers. If any driver is missing or corrupted or outdated then you can face issues. In this situation, you have to download the new drivers for your Windows 11 and try it.

Step – 1: Press “Windows Key + R” simultaneously then type “msconfig” and hit Enter which will open System Configuration.

Type msconfig in Run

Step – 2:  Switch to the “boot tab” and select the “Safe Boot” option.

Step – 3: Click on Apply and then on OK.

select safe boot

Step – 4: Restart your PC and the system will boot into Safe Mode automatically.

Step – 5: Go back to the Device Manager and expand Display Adapters.

expand Display Adapters

Step – 6: Right-click on your graphic card option and select uninstall. Do the same with your intel card.

select uninstall device

Step – 7: When asked for confirmation, click on OK.

Step – 8: Reboot your PC into normal mode and install the latest version of the Intel chipset driver for your computer.

Step – 9: Then restart your PC and follow it by downloading the latest version of your Graphic card drivers from your manufacturer’s website.

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Conclusion

Just like Windows 10, somany users have reported many issues with Windows 11. We have shared all working methods to fix and repair Windows 11.

Rahul Patel
Rahul Patel

Rahul is a blogger and a tech geek. By reviewing the latest technology and finding the solution of pesky errors, he feels immense pleasure. Driven by his innate interest in blogging, he adapted blogging as a full-time profession 4 years ago.

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