Computer startup problem is quite frequent and may happen with any PC make or model, so acquiring relevant knowledge will put you a step ahead of others.
Imagine you got some unexpected projects in the evening from clients. It was a wonderful opportunity to prove your strong side, and earn trust and bucks both. You planned well throughout the night assessing various pros and cons related to probable resources that are available with you. You didn’t hold any more, and turned on your computer in the early morning. Aghast! The system wasn’t responding well. In fact, it couldn’t start and progress to load the Windows Startup items. Problem related to system startup is quite frequent, but situations can differ; it may not start at all or stuck on the manufacturer logo screen or headway slowly.
This article is to put light on how to fix computer start-up problem. For the sake of simplicity, it has been categorized under headings. Let’s start.
If you are unlucky to get the power button blinking, then try to check the computer with any other power outlet or cable that is working fine. However, if the power button has color or it’s blinking, then probably a piece of hardware is obstructing with the normal boot process of Windows. Try to start the system after removing external devices like printers, Scanners, Media Card Readers, Small Media cradles (iPod, PDA, MP3 player, etc.), Digital Cameras and Video Recorders, USB storage devices, CD’s, DVDs and more.
Can’t Leave Manufacturer Logo-Screen
After restarting the machine, got through the manufacturer’s log but unable to get the Windows-Logon-screen. Verify the computer finishes initial power-on self-test (POST) that makes sure necessary system requirements are met and hardware components are working properly before starting the remainder of the boot process. Single or double beeps usually mean that the system has passed successfully the POST test, and will boot normally. However, if the computer fails the POST, the computer will either not beep at all or will generate a beep code, which tells the user the source of the problem. Check for specific error messages, and try to troubleshoot accordingly. At times, repairing the Windows boot configuration is required that can be done through Windows XP Recovery Console available with the Windows installation CD. If error messages reveal that the problem is in accessing hard-drive partition then you should try to configure the BIOS. Implementing PC diagnostic tools and running the machine in Safe-Mode are other methods to resolve the issue.
Not fortunate enough to get a breakthrough? Just navigate to your reliable computer technical support provider, and ask technicians to do it remotely. As the system accessibility can be a problem, so you might have to follow experts’ instructions over the phone for PC repair and maintenance.
Slow Computer Startup
Think what happens when a road get crowded with too many vehicles. Obviously, the traffic comes to a halt or it starts creeping. Same happens with the system, if too many programs are clogging at the time of startup they have to fight mutually for resources, and it will ultimately slow down your machine. So the best is to reduce the clutter, clip down unwanted programs from the startup through the MSConfig utility.
As a senior computer technical support engineer at Techvedic, the author offers out-of-the-box PC help service remote support to global customers for issues related to hardware and software. Moreover, he has a passion to write articles and blogs related to computer support, so as to empower consumers to fix computer problems on their own.