Reasons for Windows® Vista® freezing on startup
Why does Windows Vista freeze during startup? What steps can be taken to prevent this from happening?
During startup, Windows Vista will automatically launch certain processes. Some services are common to systems operations and it requires loading at startup. In some cases, some third-party applications will also launch during the booting process. So you have to disable these applications. You can easily disable them. These third- party applications may freeze Windows Vista during startup. If Windows Vista freezes on the logo screen, it may be due to corrupt system files or incompatible drivers so you have to repair them immediately. You have to use a recovery tool to fix startup errors. You may check all the default Windows Vista launching processes. You can also uninstall all the unwanted programs. If you are keeping unwanted software in your computer, it will slow down your system.
Points below will give you information about the freezing of Windows Vista during startup:
- To fix Windows Vista freezing on startup
- Repair Windows Vista during startup
- Windows Vista freezes on startup due to hardware problems
To fix Windows Vista freezing on startup
To solve this problem, first switch on the computer. Then hold down the ‘F8’ key immediately. This will open the ‘Advanced Boot Options’. Using the keyboard select ‘Safe Mode’ and press the ‘Enter’ key. Then click on the ‘Start’ button and open the ‘Search’ box. Then type ‘Defender’ on the search box. Choose ‘Windows Defender’ from the search results. Then choose ‘Tools’ from the main menu. Click ‘Software Explorer’ and change the category to ‘Startup Programs’. Then you need to highlight every program. After that click on the ‘Disable’ button from the bottom of the window. Then restart your system and log on to Windows Vista. Open ‘Software Explorer’ once more and re-enable the first item. Now Windows Vista will run smoothly without freezing.
Repair Windows Vista during startup
To repair Windows Vista during startup, first you need to switch on the system and insert the Windows Vista DVD into the disc drive. Then, choose a language from 'Options' and click ‘Next’ to continue. Select ‘Repair Your Computer’ from the menu. From 'Options', select your Operating System. Then click on ‘Startup Repair’ and follow the onscreen instructions to continue the repairing process.
If Windows Vista freezes due to any hardware issues, then restart the computer in Safe Mode. For that, press the ‘F8’ button continuously while restarting your computer. Then you have to reinstall Windows Vista properly. This will help you to rule out a bad operating system image. Then boot the system with a minimum configuration and add hardware, one piece at a time to the system. This will resolve the issue.