Almost all of Microsoft OS users have faced some sort of booting error at some point in their life and though some might know how to get out of it now but many others still consider it a vicious circle of restarts. The error that I am referring to usually happens in Vista, more specifically on systems with dual OS like Vista and XP or XP and Win 7.
Now if you are one of the many who cannot resolve the issue then just read along and you will find important tips and tricks, which will be enough to resolve this issue and bring your PC back to life.
The first tip is more like a common sense lesson, if your PC is not starting at all, make sure that all the chords are plugged correctly. Just as a precaution, try replacing the power cord and using a different socket. After checking and completing the first phase remove all peripherals from your system, while keeping the keyboard and monitor attached, and hold the power button for at least 15 seconds. This step will essentially remove any stored charge in the system. Now remove keyboard too and press the power button again. If on second press, fan comes alive and front LED blinks, the issue is with the external devices.
Going deep inside
Remove the case from your machine and brace yourself as you are about to enter the hidden world of PC. Frankly speaking, there is nothing to it except removing some screws, after unplugging your machine. Once you are in, just make sure the cables connecting power supply to mother board are firmly in place and also check the connection of memory modules with the motherboard. Remember to be gently and don’t forget that you should leave repair work to the pros; you have entered only to check the basic connections.
Windows not starting
In this case you will have to show quick reflexes and press F8 key as soon as the system starts up. Then choose the Last Known Good Configuration in Advanced Boot Options. In case you find the options and layout of the options too nerve wrecking, as they are very basic and won’t have any graphics or friendly user interface, you can get more info and assistance from Microsoft Support website.