Some common start-up problems of the Windows PC

Regular users of PCs often run into problems where their computers will not start. Depending on the nature of the problem, this can be resolved easily or might need the services of a trained PC technician. Most PC startup problems need simple solutions. If the solutions fail to work, you might want to contact a professional technician.

Different types of PC problems at startup

Window PCs generally experience a wide range of problems at startup. One of these cases could be the reason when your computer startup is slow.

1). The PC refuses to start

Sometimes when you put on the PC by pressing its power button, nothing happens. It seems to be dead. No noise, no fans, no lights to indicate a working machine. It practically looks dead. This could be due to a failed PC power supply. People with desktop towers might want to replace their power supply units. For laptop users, there are several possible reasons for this. A drained battery, a failed mains adapter, or something inside the laptop could be the reason for this. In this case, you could try a hard reset. If this does not work, you might want to see a technician to look inside.

2). The PCs appears to start but have a black screen

In this case, you feel the PC come on, with LEDs on, a running fan and some screen illumination. However, it fails to start as it should. Possible reasons for this problem include failed hardware components like a USB device, hard drive, and so on. You could switch off all USB devices (mouse, keyboard, printer, external HDD, etc.) and start up the PC all over again.

3). You hear a computer beep when the PC starts

Computer beeps are usually used to warn users of the nature of the PC problem. Various types of beeps occur at PC startups. Most PCs come with instruction manuals that help users identify their problems based on the type of beep. PC manufacturers like Hp usually include a startup manual to help users identify their PC problems based on the type of beeping sound they hear. Various beeping sounds indicate specific problems which users can detect when they consult the instruction manual of their PCs. The beeps differ based on the type and manufacturer of the PC.

4). The PC warns you about a component at the startup

In certain cases, the PC might warn you about a specific component at startup, but still, let you continue. The PC could issue a warning to the user about a hard drive or a fan. Then, it might allow the user to proceed beyond the warning point. Other times, it could issue a warning and stop you from proceeding. This way you will need to switch it off and inspect the said components.

5). The PC starts but fails to show the Windows screen

This case is similar to the black screen situation above. In this situation, the PC may have displayed the splash screen or proceeded beyond this point. In other cases, your PC will let you know the reason for the problem. This is usually caused by a failed hard drive and any professional PC technician will help you look into this.