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Chapter 22. What to Do When Your Compute... > Dealing with Windows-Related Startup...

Dealing with Windows-Related Startup Problems

Now that you know how to get into Safe mode and troubleshoot the Windows startup process, let's look at some specific Windows-related startup problems.

Problem: Your Computer Starts, but Windows Doesn't—And You Receive an Error Message

If Windows doesn't load—if your system, after the standard boot procedure, just “hangs” in place—then there is probably something wrong with the way Windows is installed or configured. This typically happens after you add something new (hardware or software) to your system. The new thing changes the settings that used to work okay to a configuration that doesn't work okay anymore.


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