Fix 'missing files' error in Windows

It may happen that a strange error message keeps appearing every time you try to start your Windows computer. Here's what to do if you're dealing with missing files.

Do you suddenly get a message every time you start your computer when Windows loads that files are missing, while your computer seems to be fine otherwise? This could be because Windows automatically tries to load a program or feature when it starts that is no longer on your computer. Also read: How to delete unnecessary files in Windows 10.

Disable automatic startup

You can make this error disappear by making sure that Windows no longer tries to load the non-existent file. In Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 you have to right click on taskbar and task management Selecting. If you don't see any tabs at the top of the window that appears, click More details click. Then select the tab Startup.

You will now see a list of all programs and services that Windows tries to load automatically during startup. Try to find the item in this list that is causing the problem. If you want to see more information about an item, you can right click on it and Characteristics Selecting. You can then see the file name, among other things, which can help identify the culprit.

To stop a program or service from loading automatically on startup, right-click on it and Switch off select.

One by one

If you're having a hard time figuring out which item is responsible for the error message, you can try disabling one item at a time and restarting your computer to see if the error message still appears. If the problem is not solved, turn the item back on and move on to the next item.

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