Booting of Windows®
Are you facing problems regarding booting of your Windows? Read on to know how to fix it.
Windows 7 operating system is the latest version in the Windows line. Windows 7 comes with several new features such as parental controls, Windows sync center, Windows photo gallery, Windows sidebar and Windows mobility center. The sidebar present on Windows 7 offers a quicker access to programs by using customizable buttons. Windows 7 uses its high definition movie maker to do HDTV recordings. Some of the technologies in Windows 7 make it more powerful than any other operating system. If you are using Windows 7 operating system on your computer system that isn't booting properly or is looping during the start-up, you can use the Windows recovery console to fix the boot files.
Following section explains about the cause of the problem when Windows 7 does not boot properly and different ways to avoid and resolve the problem:
- Wrong BIOS settings
- Boot sector viruses
Wrong BIOS settings
BIOS is a program that is run by the computer at first when it is powered on. BIOS have the role of identifying the computer's hardware and gives access to settings regarding the hardware devices. Among other settings BIOS integrates boot settings that tells the computer system how to boot and what medium to boot from such as floppy disk, hard disk, CD or network. Setting a wrong order for the booting devices might leave your computer systems failing to boot.
Boot sector viruses
There are several viruses that can do damage to the boot sector of the hard drive in a computer as well. A boot sector is a sector of the hard disk that contains information that tells the computer system how to load the operating system. Generally, this information is written by the system BIOS and is pretty hard to access but viruses like disk killer or stoned can tamper with it. When the boot sector of the hard disc is infected, disinfection from outside the operating system or reinstalling the operating system is recommended.
During the life of your computer you will probably experience problems with operating system booting. These boot problems are mainly caused by newly installed hardware or software. Windows has many tools that can help you to troubleshoot these boot problems. By using a process of elimination, the user can often find the exact cause of the problem.
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