Windows won’t boot but instead hangs at the splash screen? I’m sure many users have came across this problem in their computing life. What actually happens?
A few tips from Tim Scheiman as a checklist for you to troubleshoot the actual problem. As Tim said on his site, ” we’re dealing with electronic components, they DON’t need excuses to stop working!” 😉
So, here the checklist:
- If you can boot into Safe Mode, you MAY have a hardware conflict or a bad mainboard. Before you begin to take out any hardwares, try removing any conflicting hardwares you can find in Device Manager. Remove it and try to boot normally.
- If the above step doesn’t solve your problem, try taking out one hardware at a time ( except the mouse & keyboard – since taking these two out will make it difficult for you to use Windows! )
- If you can’t even boot into Safe Mode, then most probably your Windows system files maybe corrupted.
Read more about this by Tim Scheiman on Associated Content.