Boot Disk Issues in Windows® Vista
What is a boot disk? What are the common issues which can crop up in Windows Vista boot disk? What are the solutions for the same?
A boot disk is a CD or any removable device which contains startup files for the Windows. These files are required by your computer to start Windows when you turn it on. These are stored on your system hard disk, however, if for some reasons these files get corrupted then you will need to use the boot disk to start Windows operating system. Lower the boot time, better is the performance of your system. Sometimes Windows Vista might not start up in your computer and at that point you would need boot disk to initialize it. However, boot disks might also not work in certain situations owing to various issues.
The following points will provide a better understanding of boot disk issues in Windows Vista:
- Common boot disk issues
- Suggested solutions
Common boot disk issues
There is more than one reason why the Windows Vista® boot disk might not work in your system. This includes issues like boot disk is corrupted, boot disk is fine but is missing some files which are needed for Windows Vista startup. Moreover, the boot is working well but if your system itself is infected with malicious programs like virus, spyware, malware, Trojans etc then these might not allow the boot disk to run on your system
You should follow these steps to ensure that above issues are resolved and your system is able to start up Windows Vista with the boot disk. Before running the boot disk in your system scan it on some other computer to ensure that it is free from all kinds of Internet threats. Make sure that it has all the files required for Windows Vista®. If your system is heavily infected with viruses, spyware, Trojans and similar infections then it is highly recommended to make it infection free before you insert the boot disk. Otherwise the boot disk might also get infected and your purpose of starting up Windows Vista will not get fulfilled.