We all get a mini heart attack when our system takes a little more time to boot up than usual, and the need for an ambulance comes when it computer won’t boot up. There’s no denying that we often keep our important documents on the computer, and often don’t create an additional backup of it.
There could be many reasons behind a PC that fails to boot, and in this article, we will dig into the reasons as well as the solutions to fix windows won’t boot issues.
So let us get started.
5 Ways to fix Windows that Won’t Boot
After thorough research and trials, we have curated a list of 5 working methods that worked for the majority of the windows users who faced startup issues. Some methods might cause data loss, which can be recovered using software which we will be revealing in the end.
Method 1 Check the Battery
If the problem is with the laptop, the first thing you should do is check the battery. Sometimes, a faulty battery can prevent windows from booting up, therefore remove the battery and connect your laptop directly with the charging cable.
If your laptop’s battery is inbuilt, try to reset the battery by inserting a pin in the battery reset hole which can be found on the left or right side of the battery
If the laptop still won’t boot up, then the battery is fine, follow the next method.
Method 2: Remove all the attachments
Another major problem for windows not booting up is corrupted attachments such as a mouse, keyboard, or a Pendrive. You should immediately remove all of them and try to start your PC.
In most cases, this method works, unfortunately, if this does not work for you, move forward to the next method,
Method 3: Heard any beep sounds?
Last year, my laptop failed to startup and all I could hear was a beep sound, and that’s not a good sign. There are various types of beep sounds such a 3 beep sounds and 4 beep sounds.
This clearly indicates that the problem is with the memory, or in simpler terms, RAM, of your system.
If your laptop is still in warranty, connect with customer care, and tell them the issue. In my case, I immediately got in touch with the customer support of Dell, and the executive guided me on how to open the back panel of the laptop, remove the RAM and reinsert it properly.
This also didn’t void my warranty, thankfully.
But in your case, if the warranty of your laptop is over, you can remove the back panel, remove the RAM, clean it with a dry cloth and place it back.
Before closing the back panel, turn on your laptop and see whether it is turning on or not. If it does not, insert the RAM in the second slot, and turn it on once again.
If your laptop boots up, then the primary RAM slot is damaged, you need to get it repaired.
Method 4: Check the power supply
Sometimes a loose cord can be the root cause of the trouble. The power supply helps the computer to run smoothly as it converts the AC to DC and prevents the computer peripherals from damages.
You should check whether the power supply cord is attached properly, and try to clean it using a dry cloth. Do not even think of using acetone or alcohol, as it may damage the plug.
After cleaning it, attach it to the PSU and mainline, and try to boot up your PC once again.
If this still does not work, don’t worry, we have another method that helped most of the people facing the same problem.
Method 5: Disassemble and Reassemble
If you are facing the issue on a PC, then you need to disassemble it and assemble it back. Sometimes, a loose part, such as the HDD, or SSD can cause windows won’t boot problem, and the only way to fix it is to tighten up the connections once again.
Oftentimes, the HDD corrupts, which may be the reason behind bootup failure, so if you have a secondary system, try to test the hard drive as well.
If nothing works…
After performing all the above-mentioned methods, you can get an idea of the problem. The HDD is fine, battery is alright, the power supply is working fine, so there are higher chances of the windows boot-up files being corrupted.
So the only way to fix this problem is to reinstall windows!!!
Download a clean copy of windows from the official site of Microsoft, and create a bootable Pendrive using Rufus and search the further steps on google or watch a tutorial before installing the windows.
Do not worry about the lost data, as you can simply use Recoverit and retrieve the deleted files back.
With this being said, we have come to an end of the article. We have discussed all the working methods to fix windows that won’t boot issues. Before sharing them with you, we have performed these solutions on systems that were facing this problem, so the chances of getting the problem fixed are higher.
Although, if these methods don’t work for you, connect with a technician and let the professional handle the problem.