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How often should I format my win 10.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello everyone ,

 

Hope you are doing well !!

 

{YOUR OPINION IS HIGHLY VALUABLE 4 ME}.

 

I know many of you guys have quite depth knowledge regarding  how to maintain  PC n stuffs. So I will feel highly privileged if anyone of you can give me advice regarding  whether I should format my windows or not , as yesterday I face some issue while playing game like doom, returning  to home screen again n again while playing game so I have to close the app n start again , another symptom which I notice is  while turning on my PC it shut down automatically  { C I may be wrong but I think for this issue  I blame to  my power button } but still somewhere deep down my heart I feel to format it , should I???

 

( NOTE- last time I format my PC  was approx 7 months ago)

 

 

your cordially 

Ayush

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I format whenever I screw up my install beyond repair or when it gets slow.

Usually that is within a year, it's been 14 months now and I am planning a reinstall.

 

About your problem, when you say :

5 minutes ago, Ayush007 said:

returning  to home screen again n again while

  • Do you mean the start menu opens?
  • It shows the lock screen?
  • Or it shows the desktop?

If it goes to the desktop, what applications are running in the background?

Did a notification show up? Those might also minimize the game.

 

  

1 minute ago, Samfisher said:

Never if nothing is wrong.

If you don't mess around with system files I agree with this; but when you start messing with the registry and tweaking Windows it doesn't take too long before you make a mistake.


When the PC is acting up haunted,

who ya gonna call?
"Monotone voice" : A local computer store.

*Terrible joke I know*

 

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I've not done it in 4 years for my desktop

My laptops cus its new has been fine for 4 months


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Last time I done it was 3 years ago on my main machine and few months ago on my secondary machine but it was done only because I upgraded 90% of it's hardware.

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As others says - never. At least until works. If you experienced some problems - try to fix problems. Windows itself works very good so it's big probability that problems are 3rd party software or even hardware related. Windows has built in diagnosis tools and if you really want to check is something wrong, you can always add another user account and check if problem is still there. I had once problem that was extremely hard to diagnose and solve, and switching to another user was my good temporary solution. But I am not a person who uses Windows like most of users, so in your case just using existing installation basically forever will be the best option. Unless you really like to install Windows and you have nothing interesting installed.

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I agree with the 'never, unless something is broken and only a format can fix it"

38 minutes ago, Sfekke said:

If you don't mess around with system files I agree with this; but when you start messing with the registry and tweaking Windows it doesn't take too long before you make a mistake.

Just make a system restore point/image before doing that stuff and you can simply step back to an earlier state of Windows, instead of doing a full restore.


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5 minutes ago, minibois said:

Just make a system restore point/image before doing that stuff and you can simply step back to an earlier state of Windows, instead of doing a full restore.

True, that'd make things a lot easier.

I just don't because it feels nice having a fresh Windows install every now and again :)


When the PC is acting up haunted,

who ya gonna call?
"Monotone voice" : A local computer store.

*Terrible joke I know*

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
23 hours ago, Sfekke said:

I format whenever I screw up my install beyond repair or when it gets slow.

Usually that is within a year, it's been 14 months now and I am planning a reinstall.

 

About your problem, when you say :

  • Do you mean the start menu opens?
  • It shows the lock screen?
  • Or it shows the desktop?

If it goes to the desktop, what applications are running in the background?

Did a notification show up? Those might also minimize the game.

 

  

If you don't mess around with system files I agree with this; but when you start messing with the registry and tweaking Windows it doesn't take too long before you make a mistake.

Dear Sfekke,

 

THANKY YOU  for taking interest in my section, I appreciate your effort and co-operation. 

I mean it ....!!!!!??????????

 

Well while playing game I return to my desktop screen. 

at desktop  I don’t get any kind of notification , Infact I was not Installing / running other app at that time.
 

when I try to enter again in  gaming screen , It again takes me to desktop screen. 
 

So finally i have  to close the app n play it again.

 

 

 

23 hours ago, noxdeouroboros said:

Last time I done it was 3 years ago on my main machine and few months ago on my secondary machine but it was done only because I upgraded 90% of it's hardware.

Dear Noxeouroboros,

 

Thnx  for taking interest in my section ,

I appreciate it.???

 

Well tht  May be because  u don’t mess up with your files or tweak them.

 

 

22 hours ago, homeap5 said:

As others says - never. At least until works. If you experienced some problems - try to fix problems. Windows itself works very good so it's big probability that problems are 3rd party software or even hardware related. Windows has built in diagnosis tools and if you really want to check is something wrong, you can always add another user account and check if problem is still there. I had once problem that was extremely hard to diagnose and solve, and switching to another user was my good temporary solution. But I am not a person who uses Windows like most of users, so in your case just using existing installation basically forever will be the best option. Unless you really like to install Windows and you have nothing interesting installed.

Thnx homeap5,

for taking interest in my section.

I appreciate your effort , I will surely try this diagnose tool, ????????

 

your cordially 

Ayush

 

 

22 hours ago, Ayush007 said:

Thnx homeap5,

for taking interest in my section.

I appreciate your effort , I will surely try this diagnose tool, ????????

 

your cordially 

Ayush

 

Bdw from where I can access this tool??

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Glad to help @Ayush007 may I quickly suggest you reply to us in one post?

You don't need to make separate ones for every reply ;)

 

On-topic :

What's running in your taskbar?

Any anti virus software for example?

What do you have installed on your system & when you open task manager what processes do you see.

If you don't understand, feel free to ask I'll gladly elaborate.


When the PC is acting up haunted,

who ya gonna call?
"Monotone voice" : A local computer store.

*Terrible joke I know*

 

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54 minutes ago, Ayush007 said:

Bdw from where I can access this tool??

Administrative tools / event viewer.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 hours ago, Sfekke said:

Glad to help @Ayush007 may I quickly suggest you reply to us in one post?

You don't need to make separate ones for every reply ;)

 

On-topic :

What's running in your taskbar?

Any anti virus software for example?

What do you have installed on your system & when you open task manager what processes do you see.

If you don't understand, feel free to ask I'll gladly elaborate.

Dear Sfekke,

 

Thnx  for your understating n co-operation , despite of having such hectic schedule u r still trying to solve my issue,

I appreciate it !!!!????????

 

well recently when I tried to play game (Doom) I was again return to my desktop screen so I close the app n play it again , second time I don’t find any issue. 
 

Here are screenshots of  background running app -

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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 hours ago, homeap5 said:

Administrative tools / event viewer.

Thnx homeap5,

 

I will keep it in my mind.

 

Thnx for the help.?

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12 hours ago, Ayush007 said:

Dear Sfekke,

 

Thnx  for your understating n co-operation , despite of having such hectic schedule u r still trying to solve my issue,

I appreciate it !!!!????????

 

well recently when I tried to play game (Doom) I was again return to my desktop screen so I close the app n play it again , second time I don’t find any issue. 
 

Here are screenshots of  background running app -

0C2A78D9-AC98-4D15-A8A2-FA27A1421C1F.jpeg

I'd try ending the task "Xtreme Tuner " and try playing again.

I know it's Galax's GPU software, but it wouldn't be far fetched to think it might be calling itself to the foreground.

If that doesn't work, what happens if you run Doom (2016 I assume) in windowed fullscreen mode? IRC it has that option

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Sentence fix & second troubleshooting step

When the PC is acting up haunted,

who ya gonna call?
"Monotone voice" : A local computer store.

*Terrible joke I know*

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 hours ago, Sfekke said:

I'd try ending the task "Xtreme Tuner " and try playing again.

I know it's Galax's GPU software, but it wouldn't be far fetched to think it might be calling itself to the foreground.

If that doesn't work, what happens if you run Doom (2016 I assume) in windowed fullscreen mode? IRC it has that option

I appreciate your opinion !!

I mean it !!??????

 

Bdw may be it can be glitch or bug , because second time when I run it , it show no problem .

it happen only on first time .

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