7 Boot Problems and Solutions

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There are a ton of reasons why your PC is experiencing boot problems. However, most of the time, these problems can be attributed to 7 major causes. Many of these problems can be remedied with just a few simple steps. Hopefully, this article can help you solve your boot problems.

1. Check Optical Disk Drives

Leaving a CD/DVD in your drive can sometimes interfere with the boot process. Remove all boot-able disk and restart your PC. This is especially relevant when you have your Windows Recovery disk or start-up disk in your optical drive.

2. Check USB Devices

Flash drives and USB storage drives often have their own boot-able programs and operating systems. Keeping these permanently inserted can cause boot problems. Many printers and cameras also have card readers that hinder your boot process. Remove these devices from your PC and reboot.

3. Check for Overheating

Overheating is a major cause for unexplained blue screens, computer crashes, freezes and especially boot problems. Check your computer fans and the inside case for dust build up. If you don’t hear the fan moving, check its functionality. Allow at least 30 minutes for a cool down period before attempting boot up your PC. Also download a temperature monitor and evaluate your heat output. Anything over 55 degrees Celsius should cause concern.

4. Check For Strange Noises

Noise is a big indicator. Beeps and unusual beeping noises will indicate that there is a problem with your motherboard. Use your manual to discover the beep codes meanings. Then you can possibly alter your BIOS to end this boot problem. Other noise can be attributed to a lose internal connection such as a unfastened cables. Also, noise may indicate your fan is not working correctly. Open check for any loose fitting hardware.

5. Check Your Cables

Double check to make sure all cables have not dislodged themselves. The most important of these is the power cable and the monitor cable. If these are securely fastened, remove the the case and check all internal cables. Pay particular attention to your graphics card because they can have multiple cables inputs.

6. Check Your Software

Having a faulty start up configuration or a rogue malware can cause Windows improperly boot. A quick solution to boot problem is to start Windows in Safe Mode. You can enter safe mode by pressing F8 when your computer is starting up. If Windows loads with no problems, it’s a safe bet that a software issue is causing your boot problems. Run your anti-virus/anti-spyware programs. You can stop these programs from loading in Windows using MSconfig utility. Just type msconfig in the RUN command line. These choose startup tab. Uncheck any programs that are suspicious or unwanted.

7. Check The Boot Sequence

If your hard drive is not the first device that your computer boots, you will have boot problems. If you have been getting messages stating “NTLDR is Missing”, your hard drive is not loading. Depending on your computer, you may need to press F2, F10, F12 or Del in order to access your BIOS. In the Advanced BIOS Options menu, make sure the Boot Sequence shows the hard drive loads first.

All in all, these boot issues can be solved easily. If this particular set of solutions didn’t help, you may need to reinstall Windows. If you suspect a hardware issue is causing boot problems, it may be time to upgrade.

 

Computer and Technology Today

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Computer plays an essential role people’s day to day life especially at work place, schools and even in home. Twenty first century has been the age of so many technological advancements aimed for making the lives of people better. Computer helps them become more efficient in their work.

Computer technology in banking:

Technology has made our living easy and comfortable, for instance our banking needs. Previously people need to maintain the important data of their customers manually. But right now, in just one click, they would be able to find all the customers’ data instantly. The customers are able to know about the transactions of their account by logging in to the bank website. Moreover, it is possible to apply for loans through online.

Improvements of computer technology:

Computer technology has improved our life style far better than before. Due to the emergence of internet and technology, the world has shrunk to a global village. Even though the advancement in internet creates new challenges like computer problems and virus threats, the computer technology like antivirus software made easy to overcome these problems.

Computer in food industry:

The automation and computerization in food processing units is facing lots of challenges if they are used nearby water catastrophic effects on any computer system. Most food processing units prefer waterproof computers to protect their computer systems from drenching in the production area.

Computer in medical field:

Hospital is an important organization and computers are used for the management of a hospital. The accounting, payroll and stock system of the hospital have been computerized in recent days. We can maintain the record of different medicines, their distribution and use in different wards etc. using computer. Even the disease can be diagnosed by entering the symptoms of a patient. Moreover, various computerized devices are used in laboratories for different tests of blood etc.

Computer in agriculture:

Nowadays agricultural industry is also making use of the computers. The analysis that was taken some few years before shows that 44% of the farmers in Ohio are using computers for various purposes. In 1991, only 32% of the farmers were making use of it. This shows that there is considerable increase in the farmers who are using computers. As internet becomes the means of communication, most farmers use this technological advancement for transaction processing or for retrieving information. The analysis shows that out of the total farmers who were surveyed, 80% of them are making use of the internet.

Computer in education:

Due to the globalization of education, so many challenges are posed by the new trends. In order to face all these challenges, information technology in the education sector is very important. It is essential that the students become familiar with the concept and use of information technology in order to equip them for future job market. Similarly, the faculty can achieve better quality in teaching methodology. The computer technology has developed in many fields. Its drastic development has created an immense impact in almost all the fields and thus leading to a new era.

 

My Computer is Too Slow to Shut Down – What to Do

 

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Computers around the World run extremely slowly every day, but if your PC is too slow to shut down (it just hangs at the “Windows is Shutting Down” screen, then you need to be able to fix this problem for good. In order to make sure that your computer does not suffer any long-term damage from not being able to shut down properly, you need to be able to fix the problems that cause it to be unable to turn off, and that’s actually very easy to do if you know how.

In order to shut down your system quickly, you need to be sure that Windows is able to perform the tasks it needs to when it shuts down. When Windows shuts down, it basically performs a series of operations and tasks such as closing down programs, saving settings and making sure all your system files are okay. This means that if your PC is not shutting down quickly – or at all – you probably have a problem with one of the things that your computer needs to do when it shuts down.

There are a lot of reasons why Windows might take a long time to shut down, but biggest reason is because they have a series of damaged and corrupted settings. This might seem trivial, but settings that are stored in the “registry database” are amongst the most important and frequently used parts of your system – storing all the settings & options about your computer, ranging from your desktop wallpaper to your latest emails.The registry database is constantly being used by your computer to help it remember a series of different files and settings for your PC, and is also where your computer saves many of the settings it has when it shut down.

The big problem that most Windows computers have is the way in which the registry becomes corrupted and damaged, making many Windows PCs unable to save the files they need, shutting down your computer extremely slowly. This is a problem that affects all Windows systems to some degree, as every Windows PC ends up saving many registry files incorrectly – causing all sorts of issues. Fortunately, the easiest and most effective way to stop a computer from taking a long time to shut down is to use a “registry cleaner” to fix all the damaged or corrupted registry settings that are inside it. These are software programs which scan through your computer and fix any damaged or corrupted settings that are causing problems inside Windows,allowing your computer to run extremely quickly again.