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Best Fix for the SrtTrail.txt Error in Windows 10

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The SrtTrail.txt error in Windows 10 is a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error that sends your computer into an infinite reboot loop.

There are so many reasons why the SrtTrail.txt error might occur. However when it does occur, it means that Windows 10 failed when it tried to repair something automatically.

The SrtTrail.txt error is the same, or is also referred to as MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION BSOD error.

If you ever find yourself or your friend experiencing this error, here are the best way to fix it.

See also: Video_driver_init_failure BSOD error [Full Fix]

Best way to fix the SrtTrail.txt Error.

Update or Reinstall Windows 10

Many users who have reported this issue are using the 1809 version of Windows 10 and not earlier, i.e the version of Windows 10 that was release back in 2018.

So, if you can update your Windows 10 to the latest version, or reinstall it with the newer version, then, this should fix the SrtTrail.txt error.

I have written a detailed tutorial on how to get the latest Windows 10 ISO file which you will need to do the update. You should definitely check it out.

See also: Your Windows 10 Update got Stuck and Failed? Fix it Now.

Deactivate Windows 10 Automatic Repair Feature

Since you are experiencing the SrtTrail.txt error because of a failed Windows 10 automatic repair attempt, deactivating the feature ensure that will never happen again.

To achieve this, do the following.

  1. Press Windows and X on your keyboard simultaneously.
  2. In the Quick Link menu that will appear, hover your mouse on the Shut down or Sign out option, then press and hold down the Shift key while you click on Restart.
  3. Now, in the Choose an option screen, click on Troubleshoot, then on Advanced option and then on Command Prompt.
  4. When the Command Prompt opens, type in, or copy and paste the code bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled No and hit the Enter key.
  5. Now restart your computer.

See also: This is how you fix blue screen error after update KB5000802 on Windows 10

Repair the SrtTrail.txt error using Command Prompt

If deactivating the Automatic Repair feature of Windows 10 does not sound palatable with you, then this is your next best option.

  1. Open Command prompt using the step 1 through 3 outlined above.
  2. Once it opens, enter the following line of code and press Enter after each line in order to run it;
    bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd
    bootrec.exe /fixmbr
    bootrec.exe /fixboot
    or you can use this line of code instead.
    bootrec.exe
    /rebuildbcdbootrec.exe
    /fixmbrbootrec.exe
    /fixboot
  3. Now, perform a drive check using this command line chkdsk /r c:
    If your computer has more than 1 drive, then you should check it separately by typing the code above in another line then change the C to the other drive letters installed in your computer.
  4. When you are through checking all the drive, restart your computer.

See also: Fix for PNP_Detected_Fatal_Error in Windows 10

Delete the SrtTrail.txt File

If trying to fix the error using the command prompt method above did not work, then you should consider deleting the SrtTrail.txt file from your computer.

The SrtTrail.txt file is a log file, so it really will not affect the normal operation of Windows 10 if it goes missing.

C:\windows\system32\logfiles\Srt\ is the path to where the SrtTrail.txt file is locatee in your computer. Just copy and paste the path into the address bar of the File Explorer app, and hit the Enter button.

Note that C in the path above represent the drive in which Windows 10 was installed. If in your computer, Windows was installed in another, let’s say drive D, then the letter in the path should be D and not C.
However, this information is for those that have multiple drive installed in their device.

See also: Fix fast_eresource_precondition_violation error in Windows 10

Perform a System Restore

System Restore is a feature that will roll back Windows 10 to its last known error free state. However, doing this will make you loose your recently customized Windows 10 Settings.

Here is a guide on how to perform the System Restore.

  1. Press Windows and X on your keyboard simultaneously.
  2. In the Quick Link menu that will appear, hover your mouse on the Shut down or Sign out option, then press and hold down the Shift key while you click on Restart.
  3. Now, in the Choose an option screen, click on Troubleshoot, then on Advanced option.
  4. Click System Restore, and then on Next or Choose a different restore point, if it’s the first time you’re doing a system restore
    If you selected Choose a different restore point, then click Next, and choose the desired system restore point, and Close afterwards.
  5. Finally, click on Next in order to proceed with the restore process.

See also: Deleted Files are not Showing in Recycle Bin? Fix it Now! (Windows 10)

Reset Windows 10

If all the above fixes fails, which should not be, but in the event it does, your next best option to fix the SrtTrail.txt error is to Reset Windows 10.

Resetting Windows 10 means restoring it back to it original state. Which in most cases if always free from errors, including the SrtTrail.txt BSOD error.

So, here is a quick guide on how to Reset Windows 10.

  • Type Reset this PC into the Taskbar Search box, then click on the Reset this PC System settings result.
  • When it opens, choose between either Keep my files or Remove everything.
  • After you have chosen, Enter your password, or select Continue if your computer is not password protected.
  • Finally, click on the Reset button. Then wait for the process to take effect, and restart your PC.

See also: Easily Fix “DNS Server is not Responding” in Windows 10.

Fix Damaged or Malfunctioned Hardware

Another thing that is worth pointing out is the fact the the SrtTrail.txt error also occur due to damaged or malfunctioned hardware.

One main cause of malfunctioned hardware is due to power surge or sudden shock that happens when your computer falls.

If you noticed the SrtTrail.txt error after one of these happens, you should try the following:

  • Remove and re-insert your laptop battery. If it is a desktop computer, then unplug the power cable, and plug it back after a few seconds.
  • If you can, disconnect and reconnect the RAM sticks.
    When doing this, take note of the switch that secures them in one place. You should detach it before attempting to remove or reconnect the RAM.
  • You should also try disconnecting all USB devices from your computer such as printers, camera and others. Then restart your computer without them.
  • Or you can simply contact a PC specialist if you suspect that 1 or 2 of your hardware is damaged.


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