On a fine day when you start your computer, you find your computer is starting fine, but when you find the windows screen, your computer restarts on its own without any reason or it just gets freezes during the windows load screen.
You may see that your computer freezes at a particular point in starting up or getting restarted automatically when reaching a particular point. If your computer is freezing at a particular point, you need to restart it manually, only to see that your computer is freezing again at the particular place.
This problems occurs mostly when there is a driver conflict or if you have installed a unstable version of a software or worse with some windows update. Too technical isn’t it? No Probs!! Follow these simple steps given to troubleshoot any problems that you may face due to above problems.
Note: If you receive any type of error message when your computer freezes or before it restarts, then follow the steps given in Troubleshooting Windows Error Messages.
Steps to Troubleshoot
This Windows option allows your computer to use the most recent system settings that worked correctly. This option will solve your problem, if your computer is facing any issues in the driver conflict or any un stability in your Windows Registry.
Note : This option can be used only when your computer turned ON successfully last time.
This Windows option makes the windows to run in a limited State (i.e.) only the basic drivers and the files needed for windows are loaded.
At times your computer may even freeze when starting in Safe Mode. If so, then jump to Step No 4.
3. Use “System Restore” if your computer starts in the Safe Mode
If your computer is able to start in the Safe Mode, then you can use the System Restore option to restore your computer to a previous state in which it was running fine. You can also scan for viruses when you are running your computer in Safe Mode.
I’ve put this step before to repairing your Windows, as a loose connection or a damaged cable from your Hard Disk can cause this problem. So its better to check for the connection before repairing your Windows.
5. Repair your Windows Installation
If your computer freezes during Safe Mode, it shows that some important files needed by Windows is corrupted. You can Repair your Windows Installation, by installing a fresh copy of the Windows Core Files.
6. Perform a Clean Install of Windows
This option erases all the Windows Data and installs a fresh copy of Windows to your computer.
Note: This step erases all the data in the that is present in your Windows Partition (C: by default). if you want to take a back up of any files in C:, then you need to physically take your hard disk to copy your files to that computer or run a Live OS CD, which does not require any installation to copy your files to another partition.