What to do When Computer (Windows) Won't Boot?

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What's more frustrating when your computer doesn't boot? Especially when you are a person who works on a computer, it's frustrating if it is not starting up. One fine morning you wake up, and get ready for the work, and when you try to turn on your PC, it refuses to get booted. You feel helpless!

But, don't worry, it's a machine and can be fixed. The very first thing, you have to do is to ask yourself a few questions such as:

Did any new hardware installation done to your PC?
Did the CPU case open for any reason?

There might be possibilities that the newly installed hardware is buggy or incompatible. If for some reasons your CPU case was opened, you may accidentally unplug any cables. So, if these are the cases you can try to detach the buggy hardware or look for the unplugged cables. And, the problem can be fixed. But, if these are not the cases, you have to look for other issues.

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Reason 1: Check Monitor's Cables

There may be chances that Monitor's cable got detached, and it went unnoticed. Do check for it, and if it is the issue, fix the cables, and the problem will be solved. Computer starts and shows Blue Screen .

Check Monitor's Cables

If your Windows is crashing or showing a blue screen, it is facing some hardware or software problem. In most cases, the problem comes because of some recently installed hardware drivers. However, a malfunctioning hardware can be the issue as well. To check, try to boot your computer in Safe Mode in which third-party drives and all don't get loaded.

If it starts well in the Safe Mode, the problem is with some drivers. You can try uninstalling recently installed drivers or just do a system restore to the point of time till which the PC worked fine. If the problem still comes in safe mode, then the problem can be of some malfunctioning hardware. You have to get it checked with some hardware guy then.

Reason 2: No Bootable Medium Found

If your computer displays this error, and not getting started. It's the problem with the boot settings. Since Windows is installed on Hard Disk Drive, PC needs to boot from it in order to get started. But, as it is showing no bootable medium, there is something wrong.

No Bootable Medium Found

If your computer displays this error, and not getting started. It's the problem with the boot settings. Since Windows is installed on Hard Disk Drive, PC needs to boot from it in order to get started. But, as it is showing no bootable medium, there is something wrong. You need to open the BIOS setting which you can access by pressing and holding f2 button while turning on the power button.

You will enter into BIOS settings, and you should move to Boot menu, and set the hard disk as first boot device. Save the settings, and exit. Now your computer will start normally. If still problem doesn't get solved, you can try repairing your Windows installation by entering Windows installation disk.

Reason 3: Windows Freezes or Crashes During Boot

If your computer is booting up but not going forward from the screen shown above, you have a problem with some hardware or software. If the problem is with software, insert the Windows installation disc and use the startup repair tool from there. If this doesn't help, try to reinstall Windows, and most probably it will start working.

Windows Freezes or Crashes During Boot


When the computer doesn't boot up, it's irritating, and the problem is we cannot access anything. Therefore, these simple tips and tricks mentioned above may help you fix your PC on your own. Moreover, if nothing works, then you must take your computer to some computer hardware person who can check all the hardware and everything and find out what is creating the issue. But, I am very sure that these tips are enough to fix such common problems. Let us know if you get into such issue and not able to fix, we would try to help you out.

 


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