Fix: Srttrail.txt error in Windows 11/10

When many users encounter problems or bugs in Windows 11/10 operating system, they attempt startup repair in-light to resolve the issue. To address this issue, the company has made available its official tool. But we’re all aware that neither an official nor a third-party tool will always work. This post will discuss some methods for fixing the SrtTrail.txt problem in Windows 11 with an automatic repair loop.

What is the Srttrail.txt error with the automatic repair?

An automatic repair is a Microsoft-approved tool that can resolve some of the most common problems encountered during startup failure. When the operating system fails to boot correctly, the Automatic Repair option comes to the rescue and attempts to repair Windows independently. As previously stated, it will not always work and has some limitations. The error shows c /windows/system32/logfiles/srt/srttrail.txt message. Let’s talk about methods using which you can fix that Srttrail.txt issue.

c /windows/system32/logfiles/srt/srttrail.txt error

How to fix c windows system32 logfiles srt srttrail.txt error

Method 1: Run command prompt

Go to the Troubleshoot option in the Boot menu and select Advanced setup. Now, click on the command prompt, which will open a command prompt. Type the following commands one by one, hitting enter after each one.

bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd

bootrec.exe /fixmbr

bootrec.exe /fixboot

Run the following command in the command prompt as an extra step. This is a driver repair tool that scans and repairs faulty drivers. To run this command, you must first verify and confirm the drive letters of your “hard disc partitions.” After you’ve double-checked the letters, type the following into Command Prompt. Carry out this procedure for each drive on the PC.

chkdsk /r C:

chkdsk /r D:

Now restart the PC and check whether the issue c /windows/system32/logfiles/srt/srttrail.txt got fixed for you or not.

Method 2: Run cmd through safe mode

First, click on Troubleshoot and the Advanced option under the Boot options menu. Now click on Startup Settings and click on Restart. Now click on Enable Safe Mode with Networking. As soon as your system boots up on Safe mode, download the available driver’s updates. Now search cmd in Cortana search box and run it as administrator. Now type the following command in cmd and hit enter.

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

As soon as it’s done, restart your system. Now install all the drivers which you downloaded while in safe mode. And check whether the issue got fixed for you or not.

Method 3: Disable automatic startup repair

  • From the boot menu, click on Troubleshoot and then click on the Advanced option.
  • Select the command prompt, run the following command, and hit enter.
    bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled No
  • As soon as you finish running the following command, restart your PC.

Method 4: Repair corrupted Windows registry

    • Start command prompt from the boot menu.
    • Now type or copy-paste the following command after blinking the cursor.
copy c:windowssystem32configRegBack* c:windowssystem32config
  • Run the command by hitting enter. If it asks to overwrite the file, write down all and again hit Enter.
  • Now type exit and hit enter to close the command prompt.
  • Restart the PC, and done!

Method 5: Disable anti-malware protection

  • First of all, navigate to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Settings.
  • Now click or select Disable early launch anti-malware protection from Startup settings.
  • Now restart Windows 11/10 PC.

Method 6: Disable problematic file

  • Open command prompt from navigating to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Settings > Command prompt.
  • Now type the following in the command prompt.
C:cd WindowsSystem32LogFilesSrtSrtTrail.txt
  • It will now display the problem or error faced. For example, “Boot critical file c:windowssystem32driversvsock.sys is corrupt”.
  • Now you will have to remove the problem. Using Command Prompt, navigate to the desired location. After each line, type or copy/paste, the following and press Enter.
cd c:windowssystem32driversdel vsock.sys
  • Now restart the PC and check whether the error c /windows/system32/logfiles/srt/srttrail.txt got fixed for you or not.

Method 7: Refresh or reset your PC

  • From the boot menu, click on Troubleshoot.
  • Now click on Refresh or Reset your PC.
  • Click on both the options one by one and check whether the issue got fixed or not.

Method 8: Check boot priority in BIOS

  • When your computer boots, continuously click on any button (F1, F2, F3… Esc) to enter BIOS mode.
  • Now navigate to the boot section and check whether the hard drive is set as the first boot device or not. If not, then select it manually.
  • Now save it and restart the PC.

Method 8: Reconnect your Hard drive

This is probably the simplest and easiest method to fix the issue. To do so, first of all, power off your PC, then detach your plug and hard disk. And after some time, attach it again and turn on the PC and check whether the issue got fixed or not.

Method 9: Remove your laptop battery

Repeat the steps mentioned in method 8, but remove the laptop battery and reattach it instead of your hard drive as soon as you finish reattaching the battery. Check whether the issue got fixed or not.

Method 10: Remove your RAM

First, turn off your PC, plug it off, and remove your memory modules. After some time, install it back and check whether the issue got fixed or not.

Method 11: Check your Disk controllers

First of all, boot your PC in BIOS mode, then locate disk controller mode, and now set it to Standard instead of AHCI or RAID. Now save the changes and restart your PC.

Method 13: Disconnect external USB drivers

If you have multiple USB drives connected, disconnect them to resolve the SrtTrail.txt issue. Unplug all external USB devices and restart your computer. Check to see if the problem has been resolved.

Method 14: Enable NX, XD and XN in BIOS mode

To begin, open BIOS mode, navigate to the Security tab, find the XD-bit option and turn it on. Look for NX and XN and turn them on too. Now restart the PC.

Method 15: Perform a clean installation

If none of the abovementioned methods worked for you, you would have to clean and install Windows 11 or 10 on your PC. If you had taken the backup before, you might not lose any of your data. If not, then you will have to lose all of your data.


It should be noted that the Srttrail.txt error is also known as the MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION error. Both errors are considered Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) errors. Both occur mainly due to a critical system malfunction. If you have been facing Srttrail.txt error in Windows 11 or 10, then you can try our methods given above, where we have discussed all the troubleshooting tips.

Thanks for sticking with us all the way end to the post. What do you think about the methods mentioned above? I hope you have fixed the log file c /windows/system32/logfiles/srt/srttrail.txt problem. Let us know by dropping a comment in your words below.

About: Jack

Jack serves as Editor in Chief and Writer at Gizpie, where he frequently covers major developments in the PC and mobile technology industries. Outside of work, Jack is an avid PC gamer and enjoys building his own custom gaming PCs.

4 thoughts on “Fix: Srttrail.txt error in Windows 11/10”


  2. It’s not working , i am trying every single step, only solution backup your data and formate with update os


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