What to do if Windows 10 won't start because of the srttrail.txt file

Attention! Each method in this article uses a bootable drive with the Windows 10 operating system written on it. In the following link you will find all the details on how to create one.

Read more: Creating a bootable UEFI flash drive with Windows 10

Method 1: Disable the recovery tool

When some kind of system failure occurs, the subsequent restart of the computer will, in most cases, run the built-in recovery tool. However, in the event of an error caused by a file "SrtTrail.txt", causes the BSOD (Blue Screen of Death). In such situations you should try to disable the automatic start of the recovery tool.

  1. Connect the drive with the recorded Windows 10 operating system to the computer / laptop.
  2. Restart the operating system and boot from the prepared media via "Boot menu". If you do not know which key is used to call "Boot menu"See the manual at the link below.

    Read more: Guide to install Windows 10 from a pendrive or USB disk

  3. After booting from the prepared disc or flash drive, select the appropriate language from the first menu. Then use the "Next"..
  4. Then left click on the line "System Restore.".
  5. In the next menu, select the option "Problem solving".
  6. Then select the option "Command line"..
  7. In the plug-in window that opens, type or copy the following command and click "Get in" to process it:

    bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled No

    If everything has been done correctly, you will see a message indicating that the operation has been completed successfully.

  8. After that, close the utility window and click "Keep going". in the next menu.
  9. This time the system will boot normally and without errors. If you need to reactivate the recovery tool, run "Symbol of the system". as administrator and run a command like this:

    bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled Yes

    Read also: Run the "Command Prompt" as administrator in Windows 10

Method 2: Restore the bootloader

Sometimes the system gives an error with a file "Srttrail.txt". due to a corrupt bootloader. In this case you should try to update the bootloader configuration repository and update the boot record and boot sector.

  1. Follow the first six steps outlined in the previous method. Your goal is to run "Command line"..
  2. In the utility window that opens, enter the following commands one by one. Do not forget to press "Get in" after entering each of them for processing.

    bootrec /rebuildbcd
    bootrec /fixmbr
    bootrec /fixboot

  3. If while processing a command bootrec /fixboot If you see a denial of access message, run the command bootsect /nt60 sysand then go back to command bootrec /fixboot.

    Also read: How to fix Fixboot command access problem in Windows 10

  4. Then run the command chkdsk C: /f /r. This will check the hard drive and file system for errors. If detected, it will attempt to replace the corrupted data. This operation takes some time, so be patient.
  5. After the operation is finished, close the window "Symbol of the system" and boot the system in normal mode. File problem "Srttrail.txt" it should go away.

Method 3: Restore Registry Keys

By default, Windows 10 automatically backs up registry entries every few days. Since the error with the file "Srttrail.txt" it is usually related to your keys (operating system updates, drivers, etc.), try copying the data from the backup copies.

Keep in mind. If the problem occurred on a computer with the recently installed Windows 10 operating system, this method will not help. In this case, there will simply be no backups.

The registry restore is as follows:

  1. Run a snapshot "Symbol of the system". using the boot drive as described in the first method.
  2. In the window that opens, type the following command:

    xcopy c:windowssystem32configRegBack c:windowssystem32config

    If successful, you will see a message indicating the number of files copied.

  3. Close the plugin and restart your computer / laptop. After that the problem should go away.

Method 4: Disable ELAM

ELAM (Early Launch Anti-Malware) is a type of antivirus protection that runs while the operating system continues to boot. From time to time you may think that the driver files are dangerous, leading to an error "Srttrail.txt". In these situations, try to disable ELAM.

  1. Restart the system. During startup, press "F8". These actions should bring up a menu with different boot options. If you can't do this for some reason, boot from the install drive and call Command Prompt.. In it, write and process the following command:

    bcdedit /set {globalsettings} advancedoptions true

  2. After that, close the utility and restart the device again. From now on, the desired menu will be called automatically every time the operating system starts. When a menu with different boot options appears, press the key. «8».
  3. This will cause the system to boot without ELAM protection being involved. The problem is likely to be resolved.

Method 5: Check system files and components

The latest version of the operating system has utilities that scan system components and files, automatically correcting errors if they are found. To apply the method, you have to do the following:

  1. The first thing to do is run the system in "Safe Mode".. Since the error with the file "Srttrail.txt" does not allow you to log into the operating system in the normal way, you have to boot from the installation drive, run "Symbol of the system". and process the command specified in the previous method, then perform a system reboot.
  2. In the boot mode selection window, press the key. «6». The system check is also performed in "Command line".but it must be run directly from the OS and not from the installation media.
  3. In the plug-in window that opens, use the command sfc /scannow. It takes time to process. It is important not to shut down the service before the check is complete.
  4. When the operation is complete, process another command:

    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

  5. The procedure is even longer than the previous one. When finished, do not close "Command line".Otherwise, the system can only be physically rebooted. Instead, run the command shutdown –r.
  6. During the reboot, a window will reappear with the launch options. In that window, just click "Enters".. Once logged in, call Command Prompt. as administrator. To do this, just click on the search icon, enter the query cmd and select the option shown in the screenshot with the numbers 3 and 4 of the results.
  7. In the window that appears, run the command bcdedit /deletevalue {globalsettings} advancedoptions.
  8. The boot choice window will no longer appear every time the operating system starts. The error associated with the file "Srttrail.txt".

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