Why Is My Computer Not Booting?

Strange and annoying it may seem to you when your computer doesn't boot after you push the power button on it. You may only see a blank screen with no Microsoft Windows logo or your computer manufacturer's sign indicating that something is wrong with your computer. All the hell might have broken loose by now if you were supposed to online chat with an old friend or join an online meeting with your boss or shareholders. It happens with most of us and you are just not alone. To help you troubleshoot your computer boot up problems, here is short (self-explanatory) computer support guide for you.

Step 1

Check if your computer makes the usual beep when it restarts. If it does make the usual beep while restarting, it indicates that it just did a Power On Self Test (POST) and the CPU is just fine. You need not worry about computer and the CPU. You must now check a few other things. Do you hear the fan running or the optical drive spinning (usually)? If you do hear the usual sounds when your computer starts, it may indicate a bad graphics\video adapter (card), faulty RAM, Motherboard, or PCI cards etc.

Step 2

Before you begin, grab your computer manufacturer's user manual (computer support guide) and keep it aside. The next few steps will make you go checking your PC's hardware components. If you are not at all comfortable opening and examining the components, you better contact a computer technical support service. If you think you are okay doing it, continue with the steps. Power off your computer and let it cool for some time. Discharge your body current by touching the unpainted surface of a metal. When done, grab a screwdriver and open your computer (CPU).

Step 3

Remove the RAM module(s) and power on your computer. If you hear beeps in succession, the Motherboard is working find and hence needs no replacement. If you did not hear beeps in succession, it indicates the Motherboard has failed and needs a replacement. If the Motherboard is fine, power off your computer again. Now place the RAM module in a different slot and reboot the PC. If it boots up fine, you will need to dust and clean the slot that originally had the RAM module inserted. You can clean up the slot using a cotton ball soaked in hot water or alcohol.

Step 4

If the shifting of RAM module did not help your PC boot up, check if it has a faulty video card. Disassemble the video card and replace it with another one and boot your computer again. If the PC boots up fine and not showing any blank screen, it indicates a faulty video card. You can replace it undoubtedly. If the video card is fine, remove the PCI cards and turn on your PC. If it reboot without problems, replace the PCI cards. If the computer still doesn't boot, remove the wireless network card and check back.

Step 5

If your PC can boot fine without the wireless network card, it indicates that it is problematic. You will need to replace it. If you continue to face boot up problem even after replacing the wireless network card, problem lies with something else. At this point, you can contact a professional computer technical support service and have your computer problems fixed.

The Author of this article is associated with V tech-squad Inc, V tech-squad Inc. is a cloud based technical support provider to consumers and small businesses. if you have any problem while performing the above steps and need technical assistance for Microsoft support, You can reach V tech-squad online technical support at their Toll Free No +1-877-452-9201.

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