What is clean boot?
Clean boot is the process of starting a computer system with only the most essential files and services required by the operating system. It's a leaner approach to starting a computer that requires at least the startup services and device drivers to be loaded.
The clean boot process is primarily a troubleshooting procedure that can be used to identify and fix performance issues within the startup process, including software conflicts, error messages, and more. Typically, a clean restart will limit the usual features, appearance, device support, and other optional features. This is done to help the system administrator diagnose and identify the problem in each component. When the problem is resolved, the computer can be restarted to restore all functions and functions to a normal operating environment.
In a Windows operating system, the System Configuration Utility (MSCONFIG) is used to select and initiate a clean boot process.