Windows 10 PC doesn’t start or boot: Basic Troubleshooting in ten steps

Personal Computer is one of the essential aspects of life now. Be it games or the internet; you need one. But what do you do when it turns off? It just won’t start, and you have essential work to do. Well, in most of the cases, we will call the help from where you took the PC or tech support or get hold of some person who knows more about this stuff. I even had some problems like PC doesn’t turn on, the hard disk was not detected and others. Here are few points which you can write down when your Windows 10 doesn’t start or boot when you press the power button.

Windows 10 PC doesn’t start or boot: Basic Troubleshooting in ten steps

  1. Check if the power supply to your PC is turned on. It is silly, but that is one of the most common problems.
  2. Check if the power supply to your CPU is on or not. It applies to older PC’s. There is another switch present at the back of your computer, make sure to switch it on. Also, there may be a voltage switch; make sure it is set for the right voltage. (120v for the US 220v for Europe).
  3. Check if cables are loose or in bad condition. It is essential in case your wiring is in bad shape. It could be a threat to you, and you may lose everything.
  4. Check if the outlet you have your computer plugged into is working.
  5. Check if your monitor turns on. Sometimes the computer turns on, but nothing shows up on the screen. If the monitor light is not green and continuous, there is a high chance that something is wrong with your monitor.
  6. Check if internal components are covered with dust. If yes, it might be a problem. Use an anti-static cloth if you have one, or a high powered vacuum. Don’t forget to plug off your PC when you clean it. Also, try to avoid using compressed air, it tends to jam dust into crevices, and while it may solve dust build-up issue, for now, it is likely to cause a more severe one later.
  7. Try re-installing some of the significant components. Its easy and anybody can do it. Don’t touch the processor, but you can always take out and put back hardware like RAM, modem, and others. Make sure you are grounded to something while touching the surface of the components, to avoid damaging them through static discharge.
  8. If you hear beeps when you boot your computer, this could be a problem in your hardware. Check your manual; they have a definition of every beep. Follow it.
  9. Check if you have connected the monitor to the right port on the back of your computer.
  10. If you have tried all those and it is still not working, It is time to call for help.

These are the significant points you should always take care of. These are basics and can save a lot of time and money for you. You don’t want to pay the help some dollars for just turning the switch on. Right?


About Ashish Mohta

A Professional Tech blogger, Editor and Writer who talks about solving day to day problems of people who use computer. His expertise are in Windows 7, Microsoft Office, Software, Mobile Apps and Video Posts.

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