Reasons for Windows® 7 failing to boot and ways to fix this issue
What causes boot up issues on Windows 7? How can you fix this issue?
When multiple programs or applications are attempting to load on your system simultaneously, a data jam can occur and if the system memory is weak, then the boot up task become very tedious. Invalid entries as well as ActiveX on the system registry can result in the slow boot up of the system. If one or more instant message clients are being loaded onto your system at start up time, then the boot up takes a long time to start. If antivirus programs installed in your system start to check for updates at boot up time, then you cannot get the boot up in your system until the checking task is completed. Corrupt BIOS is another reason behind boot up issues in Windows 7.
Here are some ways to resolve boot up issues in Windows 7:
- Corruptions in Master Boot Record (MBR)
- Recovery Console
- Corrupted boot sector
Corruptions in MBR
The MBR or Master Boot Record resides in the first sector on the system hard disk drive and is responsible for initiating the Windows boot procedure. Windows 7 cannot boot up as with corruptions in the MBR. To get these issues resolved, you need to use the Recovery Console tool, 'Fixmbr' to fix MBR corruptions. For this, you need to boot the system with a Windows 7 CD and then access the Recovery Console by following the prompts which are displayed on the system screen. Then, you need to type 'Fixmbr' and give device path name to which you need to write a new MBR.
When you face boot up issue in Windows 7, it is always good to use a Recovery Console. A Windows 7 CD always provides you with access to a tool called 'Recovery Console'. To get this, you need to boot the system from Windows 7 CD and then press Alt, Ctrl and Delete keys together to reboot the system. Then, you need to simply follow the prompt on the screen which can allow you to load basic files needed to run the setup. When, you come to the 'Welcome To Setup Screen', you CAN press 'R' key to get the Recovery Console. Then, you could get options to select the Operating System with which you need to load the system and just select the Operating System and enter the administrator password to avoid the issue.
Another possible reason behind boot up issues may be the corrupt boot sector residing on the hard disk drive of the system. A boot sector is crucial for assisting in Operating System loading. You can get a Recovery Console tool called 'FixBoot' to get the issue resolved. For this, you need to start the system by booting from a Windows 7 CD and then can access the Recovery Console as described in the above steps.
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