Windows® Vista boot problems
Things to know about Windows Vista Boot Problems
For some reasons, Windows Vista might not be able to boot properly, that is, the user might not be able to boot normally into Windows Vista. Sometimes it will reach the boot logo, but soon after that it might reboot automatically, or might continue loading till an indefinite time, and other symptom might be that it will start doing disk checking, it would finish it and then it would reboot again.
Some of the solutions to the booting problems in Windows Vista are:
- Solution Using Installation Disk
- Solution Without Using Installation Disk
- Reinstalling Windows Vista
Solution Using Installation Disk
When it comes to operating system issues, it's usually much easier to fix those issues if you have an installation disk. So, always keep your installation disk at a safe place, you never know when you might need it. In case, you have an installation disk, insert it, then push any key to continue. It will give you an option to install the operating system, just select ‘Next’ and choose the ‘Repair’ option. This won’t delete any of your files it will only repair the system settings and thus, hopefully enable you to boot normally to your system.
Solution Without Using Installation Disk
If you don't have installation disk, there is another way to try to fix this issue. During the reboot, keep pressing ‘F8’ key until you get to the ‘Advanced Boot Menu’. From there, choose ‘Safe Mode’ with Command Prompt. Once you have managed to get to the desktop, press ‘CTRL+SHIFT+ESC’, which should open command prompt. When command prompt opens, type in: sfc / scannow. Wait for it to complete. When the reboot is complete, you should be able to boot in normally.
If none of the above solutions works, there is one more solution left this might help you out of this problem. That solution is to format the hard drive and install Windows Vista from scratch. This is a time-consuming process. Just remember to transfer all of your important data to other hard drive, portable hard drive or to burn it on a CD or a DVD.