The computer does not start anymore. The moment it happens to you, some panic can easily break out because it usually happens at a time when you cannot use it. The question can also quickly arise: “Have I already lost all my files on the computer?”. No, you have not lost the files on the PC unless the computer won’t start because the hard disk has given up. So you will need the support of the salvagedata hard drive recovery service.
What happens when you turn on the PC?
That the computer will not start may indeed be due to a component that has broken. But Windows can also be damaged by various causes such that the operating system is no longer able to start the computer. Discovering why the PC no longer wants to boot is often simply a question of possibilities. Pay close attention to what happens when you turn on the computer, so you could go a long way in finding out why the PC does not start.
The moment the PC is on
As soon as you turn on the PC, all components in the PC receive power. This causes indicator lights to illuminate and fans to run. There must also be something to see or hear when you turn on the PC. If not, the power supply might be the cause of the computer not starting up. What does that mean?
- The power supply of the PC is broken.
- The plug is not properly inserted in the socket.
- The power cord is not properly connected to the power supply.
- The moment the PC starts booting
As soon as fans have started to run and indicator lights have come on or have blinked, the PC automatically performs a check to see whether all vital components such as processor, video card, memory and hard disk are working and receive sufficient power. A somewhat older PC then gives a single short beep to indicate that everything is fine and will then transfer the booting of the PC to Windows. With more than one beep or a continuous beep, the PC indicates that something is wrong, after which the PC starts up. An overview of all beeps that a PC can give can be found here.
The moment the startup is transferred to Windows
The moment the booting of the PC is transferred to Windows, the indicator light of the hard disk will light up and flash like a possessed person. At least if the PC has such an indicator light. This is completely normal and indicates that Windows is reading all the files from the hard disk that are needed to start the PC.
After a few moments, something like the image below should appear on the screen. If that does not happen, then it could be that your computer still starts up fine, but the screen simply does not work.
The moment Windows does not start the PC completely
It also happens that the PC shows something similar to the above image neatly on the screen and nothing seems to happen afterwards. In such a situation, everything is probably fine with your PC, but something goes wrong with the boot procedure in Windows.