How to resolve Windows® Vista® freezes during startup
Is Windows Vista freezing on startup? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows Vista has become immensely popular and successful because of a number of factors. Windows Vista is the first OS to have the enhanced GUI (Graphical User Interface). Windows Vista also had many added features like Windows Gadgets, Windows Search, Windows Defender etc. Microsoft also paid special attention to security by adding the two-way firewall that protects data on the system from malwares. Windows Vista can be installed on almost all new computers and would work flawlessly. However, some problems might come up with the OS. These include blue screen errors, system hang, system freezing during startup, application corruption. The system freeze during startup is a very common problem and this can be very frustrating as users would be unable to access any information on the system. The startup freeze might be temporary and the system might startup after a forced reboot. However, the problem should be solved as soon as possible to prevent the corruption of the OS and damage to the internal components in the long run.
Following details mentioned below will give users more information about ways to fix Windows Vista freezing on startup issue:
- Remove malware
- Restore OS
- Use startup repair
If your Windows Vista system got infected with a very bad malware, then the malware might be starting up along with the OS and causing startup freeze. The problem can be easily resolved by removing the malware using a good antivirus program or malware removal tool. If users cannot gain access to the system in normal way, the system can be accessed using the safe mode (normally by tapping 'F8' keys) before Windows Vista loads.
The startup freeze issue with Windows Vista might be because some of the important Operating System files that are essential for the smooth starting up of the system damaged in some way. If some changes made to the system files seems to have started the issue, then users can also try restoring the OS to previous working state with the help of the System Restore tool which would effectively solve the issue.
Windows Vista comes with a feature known as the Startup repair. This feature/tool automatically detects the problems that are preventing the OS from starting up normally. Users need to insert the installation disc of Windows Vista and boot from the disc to follow on screen instructions to enable startup repair.