- Accessing the Advanced Boot Options Menu
- Research Blue Screens or Auto Restarting
- Fix 'No Video' Problems
- Revert to the 'Last Known Good' Configuration / Go Back in Time with System Restore
- Detect and Fix Drive Errors with Check Disk / Run Startup Repair to Enable Booting
- Perform a System File Check (SFC) / Scan for Viruses and Infections
- Upgrade the BIOS / Run Memory and Hard Drive Diagnostics
Revert to the 'Last Known Good' Configuration
One of the first things you should try when fixing booting or crashing issues is starting Windows using the "last known good" configuration. Bring up the Advanced Boot Options menu and select Last Known Good Configuration (advanced). This option could fix the issue by undoing recent registry and/or driver changesgoing back to the previous setup that was known (by the computer) to be working.
Go Back in Time with System Restore
With System Restore, you can "roll back" the system files and configuration to a previous point in time, to see if those settings fix your problem. On the Advanced Boot Options menu, select Repair Your Computer, and then access the System Restore tool. The roll-back process usually takes only a couple of minutes.