It may also be that the BIOS has been AND the boot itself is not set as it should. On the other hand, there may be some failure in the disk drives, the RAM or even the motherboard of the PC. It is important that we take a look at the possible messages that may appear on the screen despite the fact that Windows does not start. In some cases, these can be of help to us when it comes to detecting the source of the problem and thus solving it before
Solutions for a Windows that does not want to start
We already told you before that the solutions in this sense are the most varied, so below we will show you some of the most common and common in this case. The first thing to keep in mind is that we are facing the most complex version of Windows that has been released so far, so its ability to fail is also greater. With everything and with it there are certain solutions For these types of cases that do not usually fail, we are going to see some of the most common.
Boot Windows 10 into Safe Mode
Some computers that do not start because they get stuck on the Windows start screen. This can be fixed by entering Safe Mode. One of the ways to achieve this is by interrupting the boot process three times in a row. This automatically triggers the Windows recovery. Therefore, once the Windows Recovery menu appears, click on Troubleshoot / Advanced Options / Startup Settings.
Here we have the possibility to restart the computer in Safe ModeEither with Internet enabled or disabled and accessing Windows.
Disconnect all external USB devices
We already told you before that this failure can be due to some type of incompatibility with some hardware element. We may have installed a new component via USB and it itself is interfering with the startup of the operating system. Therefore, the best thing we can do here to make sure is to disconnect all the peripherals that we have connected to the computer at that moment.
In the event that the problem occurred just after installing or connecting a specific device, possibly that is the cause of the problem.
Check the laptop battery
If you’re using a laptop, battery issues can cause starting problems, so it’s worth trying an alternative charging cable. This could solve the problem we are facing. We should also confirm that the cable we are using works by testing it on another computer. Then remove the battery if possible and connect the PC to a power source.
This will help us find out if the problem is one of hardware, in particular if the battery or a problem with it is directly interfering with the start of the system.
Disable fast boot mode
In most current BIOS or UEFI there is a setting called Quick start o Fast Boot that allows Windows 10 to start faster. This is done by preloading the drivers, but Windows Update can damage this support. However, we can enable and disable this fast boot through the same BIOS.
Access to this component integrated in the motherboard depends on the manufacturer of the equipment, although in many cases it is achieved through Delete key, F2 or Esc. Once in the BIOS We only have to locate the Fast Boot option that is normally in the Advanced Options to deactivate it.
Fix MBR or Master Boot Record
It may be the case that the problem with the boot is caused by the MBR. It should be mentioned that this is the main boot record. Specifically, we are talking about the first sector of the storage unit to start the system. This sector is also sometimes used to store the drive’s partition table.
Therefore, in the event that this sector is damaged for whatever reason, we have the possibility to fix it. To do this we can start in safe mode as we mentioned earlier to be able to open a command prompt window from here. Once in the window of the CMD that we are commenting on, we have the possibility to use several commands to fix this section.
First of all, we use the following one for which we have to wait for it to be completed by a message that indicates it:
If this does not solve the problem we are facing, we can try the following to delete the MBR existing and create another:
On the other hand, we can also try this other one to repair the boot configuration data:
Run a scan for a possible virus
It is also important to know that malware is one of the main causes of a computer not booting in these times. The best method to deal with these malicious codes is to use an antimalware rescue disk. Some security officers are in charge of carrying out a scan of the computer before it starts up in order to discover any malicious code.
And in this way we can clean both that malware that is installed on the PC’s own startup, as well as on the operating system. In the event that they are detected malicious codes Own antivirus will be responsible for eliminating them and we can start the computer as before.
In the event that this has been the reason for the failure, once we put the PC into operation, we recommend that you properly configure Windows Defender or any other antivirus and keep it updated.