How to Fix Windows Startup Problems

So many start-up problems are caused by software and hardware being unable to communicate with each other – This means a likely problem with older non-supported drivers or outdated programs that load errors while Windows tries to boot up.

How to Fix Windows Startup Problems

You need to immediately ensure all drivers and programs are up-to-date and current, click the red download button below:

(Below are some troubleshooting tips for the do-it-yourselfers)

Fixing Problems with Windows Start-up

Windows startup problems can interfere with the normal loading and initializing of your computer’s operating system and can prevent you from using your computer normally. Sometimes small glitches in the operating system launching sequence can be resolved with a quick reboot, but sometimes more advanced troubleshooting steps are needed.

For users running Windows 10, there is a new tool available for troubleshooting startup errors called Startup Repair that is designed to resolve missing or corrupted system file errors that are impeding your system. This tool scans your entire system and attempts to fix any problems it finds so that your operating system can launch normally.


If your computer was preinstalled with 10 and you were not provided an installation disk, then you can run the Startup Repair tool this way:

  1. Make sure that there aren’t any disks in any computer drives
  2. Reboot your computer
  3. As your computer boots up, start pressing the F8 key to enter the Advanced Options menu
  4. Use your keyboard arrow keys to choose to Repair Your Computer, then press Enter
  5. Choose your keyboard format, then click Next
  6. Choose your username and password, then OK
  7. Now, from the System Recovery Options menu, select Startup Repair, and follow any instructions offered until the scan is complete

If you have an installation disk for 10, follow these steps:

  1. Put the disk in the drive and reboot your computer
  2. If you are asked, choose to start Windows from the disk
  3. Choose your language, then click Next
  4. Choose Repair Your Computer
  5. Make sure your operating system is selected, then click Next
  6. From the System Recovery Options, choose Startup Repair, and complete any instructions offered until the scan is finished

If you aren’t receiving any error messages but your computer is unresponsive when you try to launch Windows and you have already performed an operating system scan, you might also want to check that there aren’t any problems with your hardware. Windows offers a CHKDSK utility to scan the hard drive for issues.

  1. Right-click the Start button, and choose Explore
  2. From the list on the left side of the window, right-click Local Disk C: then choose Properties
  3. Select the Tools tab, then click the Check Now button under Error-Checking
  4. If asked for permission by User Account Control, click Continue
  5. Make sure both boxes are checked to fix file system errors and attempt recovery of bad sectors, then click Start
  6. A popup will appear telling you that the disk is in use and the scan can’t run – choose the Schedule Disk Check option
  7. Turn your computer off – not just a reboot – and then power back up, when it starts up the disk check will launch
  8. Let the process run until complete

On the same window as above, under the Tools tab, there is an option to defragment your hard disk. It is a good idea to run this scan as well to remove unnecessary bits of data that might be slowing your computer functions.

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