Windows® Not Starting Successfully
Get to know more about why Windows is failing to start successfully
The process after the user powers on the computer is called 'start up' process. The process includes the loading of the OS along with the various programs in the system. Initially the start up process does not take much time to display the Windows screen. But after installing more devices and programs on the system, the start up process takes more time than the previous start ups. But sometimes Windows start up process will not load the OS. The issue may be due to any hardware or software related problems. The error messages will be displayed. The starting process of the system requires power to load the OS and other applications. So the Windows not starting issue in laptops may be due to low battery. Charge the system and restart the computer. If the starting process is not successful, then try to find the reason for the issue from the error message. Windows has a repair facility for startup errors. For that insert the installation CD into the drive and select the repair option when the window appears while installing Windows.
Here are some points related with Windows not starting successfully issue:
- Issues while Windows Starting
- Causes of Issue
- Tips to solve Issue
Issues while Windows Starting
When user powers on the computer, the OS starts loading along with the other programs in the system. But sometimes the loading process will not take place resulting in a black screen. Otherwise the system displays a message saying the "OS is not starting successfully". Yet another issue is that the computer is not turned on when the power is on. Also even after loading the OS, Windows fails to display the initial screen or prevents the user from logging on to the operating system.
Causes of Issue
The causes of Windows not starting successfully issue are: power failure issues, hard disk problems, OS crashes, presence of any malware, driver issues, etc. The Windows start up process consists of a list of procedures including the Power-on self test, Initial loading process, Boot loading, diagnosing and configuring the system hardware, kernel loading and finally the logon phase. Any problem occurring while the above processes are running can be a reason for the start up issues.
Windows OS is provided with a repair process along with the installation CD. Insert the CD and install the Windows OS and select the 'Repair your computer' option from the Wizard. There is an option for a radio button that helps the user in repairing the system for problems with the Windows starting. Another option is to reboot the system. Also scan the system or clean up the hard disk for any corrupted files or folders. The removal of unwanted programs from loading while start up process can also reduce the difficulty while loading the OS. For that type "msconfig" on the 'Run' command option in 'Start'. Select the 'Startup' option and uncheck the programs from the list.
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