How to fix SrtTrail.txt BSoD error

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Users try using this tool in an attempt to repair certain system failures and Windows 10 Automatic Repair tool is seemingly unable to launch. Upon trying to access the Automatic Repair, users receive an error message regarding the SrtTrail.txt file.

One user shared his experience with the error on the official forum.


 …all of sudden when i started the computer it says auto repair tool , then can’t fix or repair,  then blue screen that says D:windowssystem32logfilesSrtSrtTrail.txt…

In order to fix this issue, we came up with a list of solutions that you should try.

How do you solve Windows 10 SrtTrail.txt error?

1. Perform System Recovery

  1. Press the Windows logo key + X on your keyboard.
  2. Select the Power option > hold the Shift button and select Restart.restart + shift windows 10 srttrail.txt error fix
  3. Select Troubleshoot > click Advanced options.
  4. Click System Restore > click Next or Choose a different restore point if it’s the first time you’re doing a system restore.
  5. Select Next > choose the desired system restore point > click Close.
  6. Press Next in order to proceed with the process.

2. Repair the error using the Command Prompt

  1. Select Troubleshoot > click Advanced options.
  2. Choose to open the Command Prompt.
  3. In the Command Prompt, type the following commands hitting the Enter button after each.

    bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd
    bootrec.exe /fixmbrbootrec.exe /fixboot
  4. Then perform a check to each partition you have installed on your PC, like the below example shows.chkdsk /r c:chkdsk /r c: cmd windows 10 srttrail.txt error fix
  5. Hit Enter after inputting the command, then proceed to check the next drive by changing the letter c: to d:, e: and so on.
  6. Close the Command Prompt and restart your computer to see if it fixed the issue.

We’ve written extensively on Automatic Repair failing issues. Check out these guides for more information.

3. Verify device partition

  1. Select Troubleshoot > click Advanced options.
  2. Choose to open the Command Prompt.
  3. Type bcdedit in the Command Prompt and hit Enter.bcedit cmd windows 10 srttrail.txt error fix
  4. If the displayed value is not partition=C: then you need to perform some changes.
  5. Input the following commands and hit Enter after each one.
    bcdedit /set {default} device partition=c:bcdedit /set {default} osdevice partition=c:
  6. Afterward, you can restart your computer and see if it fixed the issue.

4. Check the system boot device through the BIOS

  1. Restart your computer and open the BIOS.
  2. Find the Boot section in your specific BIOS version.
  3. Make sure to have your Primary Boot Device set to your hard drive.hdd windows 10 srttrail.txt error fix
  4. If you have more than one hard drives, make sure to select the one containing Windows.
  5. Save changes and restart your computer to see if it fixed the issue.

5. Reset the PC

  1. Select Troubleshoot > click Reset this PC.
  2. Choose between the two options: Keep my files or Remove everything.keep or remove files windows 10 srttrail.txt error fix
  3. Enter your password or select Continue.
  4. Click Reset > wait for the process to take place and restart your computer.

Ultimately, you should contact a PC specialist if you suspect having damaged hardware.

We hope that you could find at least one solution from our list to fix your issue. If you know any other working solutions, please share them in the comment section below.

FAQ: Learn more about SrtTrail.txt and boot errors

  • What causes SrtTrail.txt error?

This error can be caused by a number of factors. It can be tied to incompatible hardware, and sometimes even power supply overload, but it can also be related to corrupted software that has been installed on the machine.

  • Can I delete SrtTrail.txt?

Considering that StrTrail.txt is a log file that Windows creates when it is unable to boot or initiate an automatic repair, it bears no consequence on your PC if you choose to delete it.

  • Where is SrtTrail.txt located?

You can find the SrtTrail.txt log file under X:WindowsSystem32LogfilesSrtSrtTrail.txt

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2019 and has been completely revamped and updated in March 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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