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Windows 8: Visual Quickstart Guide by Barrie Sosinsky

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11. Diagnosis and Recovery

There are many ways in which Windows 8 can misbehave. Hardware can be defective, third-party software can be poorly written, or a combination of circumstances that hasn’t been fully tested can crash the system. The upside of Windows is that it supports more programs and devices than any other operating system.

This chapter describes two ways you can use to figure out what has gone wrong on your system: Windows Task Manager and Windows Recovery Environment. Task Manager displays what is running on your ...

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