There are cases where you install a new device to your computer or you update the drivers of any of the devices that you were using lately on your computer with Windows Vista or Windows 7 and you end up in a situation where your computer does not start. The new device might have conflicts with other drivers or your computer’s operating system or the device driver is damaged enough to deteriorate the rest of your work.
Start your Windows Vista or Windows 7:
To resolve the issue in any way, you need to start your Windows Vista or Windows 7. Try the steps below one by one to start your computer:
- Remove the new device that you have installed, and then try and start your computer. In case this works, you can move ahead to “Resolve the cause of the Startup problem”. In case it does not start, you can move on to the next step.
- Start the computer and press “F8” for Advanced Boot Option, and select Last Known Good Configuration, and press ENTER. You can move on to “Resolve the cause of the Startup problem” if the computer switches on while you can move on to the next step if this does not work.
- Start the computer and press “F8” for Advanced Boot Option and then select Safe Mode and press ENTER. You can move ahead to the “Resolve the cause of the Startup problem” now or use the recovery option as the alternative.
Windows Recover to repair Windows Vista or Windows 7:
The Windows Recover option will need proper attention and precision in order to get the registry files edited. This is a technical job so you need to make sure that you make the right moves in order to get the problem resolved. It is advised to taka a backup of your registry prior to making changes.
Follow the steps below in case you have the Windows Vista or Windows 7 Installation Disc with you:
- Place the installation disc in the CD ROM and start your computer. Press the key when you are prompted to boot from the disc.
- Select the language, time and currency and the keyboard or input method. Click Next and then click Repair your computer.
- Select the operating system that you want to repair from the System Recover Option dialog box. Use the appropriate tool within the Windows Recovery Environment to repair your Windows Vista or Windows 7.
- Move on to the Startup Repair in the System Recovery Option. The Startup Repair tool is going to perform a diagnosis and solve the problem. You can then move on to “Resolve the cause of the Startup problem”.
- In case the Startup Repair tool does not work, you can move on to the System Restore and restore the computer to a point that worked well the last time.
Resolve the cause of the Startup problem:
Follow the instruction below to resolve the Startup problem:
- Open the Device manager by searching for Device Manager in the Start Menu search box.
- Roll Back Driver on the Driver tab for the device, the driver of which was updated in the last run. You can get these details against the Properties of that specific device.
- Uninstall the new device that you recently added and that might be giving error according to your view.
- In case you have installed a program that includes drivers with it. You can remove that by using the appwiz.cpl utility through the Start Menu. Uninstall the program and restart your Windows Vista or Windows 7 to resolve the issue.