How to Fix a Computer That Doesn’t Start


If you have a computer around you, you probably know how great it is to rely on your helpful tool, whenever you need it to browse the Internet, or handle your work tasks. However, the bad news is that computers, just like any other tools and home appliances around us, come to wear out and even break down in time. If we’re to discuss about the innumerable problems computers can report, we will surely have to write an entire book, instead of putting down a few lines in an article. Anyway, since lately many people wonder how to fix a computer that doesn’t start, in what follows we are going to discuss about this issue and to clarify a few things for you.

We all know that a computer which doesn’t start is disturbing, yet in many cases the problems are quite easy to fix. On the other hand, if you have tried everything possible and your computer still remains silent and inactive, a good idea would be to take it to a computer repair specialist, who will know better what to do in order to troubleshoot the problems on your PC. Anyway, prior to searching for a computer repair technician, there are few things you can try at home, so that a possible solution to your faulty PC can be found. So, the first thing you can do, when learning how to fix a computer that doesn’t start, is to make sure that the power supply button is on the right position and that all cables are plugged properly into compatible sockets. If you have recently installed a new program, application or hardware on your computer, the problem may be related to this fact. In this case, you need to restart your PC and, when the screen goes blank, rapidly press F8 key. The “Windows Advanced Options” menu will pop up on the screen and you should select “Last Good Configuration” among the options and then press enter; however, this option is available for computers which have Windows XP installed on. Now your computer’s operating system will attempt to start.

Another thing you can do, when learning how to fix a computer that doesn’t start, is to disconnect the hardware that you have recently installed on your PC. The first thing you should do is to shut down your PC and then remove the hardware. Windows XP should be restarted and after pressing F8 key you should select “Safe Mode” and hit the enter key. The operating system will start in “Safe Mode” allowing you to remove any new programs, updates or software that you have installed on your PC.

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