5 Things to Do When Windows 7 Won’t Loads Properly

Many times we run across problems when our Windows 7 computer fails to boot or load properly. As we can’t get through and resolve the error, immediate working solution is needed to access your computer and so as your data. Though, many problems can be easily addressed by reinstalling a fresh copy of Windows but you may lose crucial information stored on the computer hard drive. 

We've combined here a list of 5 working tricks that may eventually leads to your computer booting failure problem resolved and allows you to access it without facing any problems or continuous restart loop.  Carefully look for steps to troubleshoot the problem, depend on your system and type of error you’re facing. 

P.S. Some of the error requires to modify settings in your computer hardware, so please see if you’re comfortable with playing around the hardware equipment’s. Expert help is recommended if you’re novice computer user or won’t have enough knowledge about hardware parts.

The solution may applies to all the latest Windows OS editions, however we’ve written it exclusively by keeping Windows 7 users in mind. So you may find it little different while applying solutions on your computer. 

#1 Perform System Restore
Sometime, there are few minor problems behind your unbootable computer state and simply restoring the system could fix it. System restore is a powerful system utility comes pre-included with your Windows installation package and helps user in restoring everything back to any specific date. However, it won’t roll back any saved documents, media files, and stored backup copy on the hard drive etc. 

If choosing any specific date doesn’t address the issue, you could select any different date (restore point) and see if it might help you on this. However, if restoring system doesn’t seems the obvious solution for your computer you might need to get deeper and proceed to next solutions covered below.

#2. Fix hardware related problems

The internal hardware lying on your CPU could be the primary suspect in most of the booting failure cases. If running some basic troubleshooting steps didn’t address the problem, this is the second place where you need to look carefully and make sure that the problem is not related to hardware. Based on the facts, below are the common error you may have faced already. You’ll get the subsequent solution that you can apply to resolve mentioned errors. 

Computer starts but no light on the monitor (memory related errors)
If you press the power button on your computer and everything seems running quite well except there is no display at the monitor. Moreover, replacing the display device yields the same result. If that’s the case, your computer might be suffering from some serious memory errors caused by faulty or outdated RAM (Random-access-memory). 

Latest Windows OS have capability to automatically detect problems related to computer memory and provides relevant solution to fix it immediately like Memory Diagnostic tool. You may choose to run this utility immediately by restarting your computer or choose to run it at any later date. Microsoft has a detailed tutorial page on to find and fix memory related problems on your computer. 

Windows Freezes, Hangs or Crashes During Boot (Hard Disk Error)
This error could happen because of installing faulty or suspicious software on your PC, but hard disks remains the primary suspect in most of the freezing or hangs cases. Failing or dying hard drive may give freezes or hangs at the startup and prevent you from accessing Windows normally.  There is a formal method to check your hard disk for errors and find ways relevant solutions to fix it.

In worst cases, you’ll need to replace the existing hard drive in order to get your system in working state. Though, complies to lose all your valuable data. You can try some professional Windows partition recovery program which offers very easy ways to recover data from inaccessible Windows. 

Blue Screen of Death or Continuous Startup Failure Loop (Device and Driver Errors)
Unsigned or outdated drivers for any newly installed hardware equipment’s may give BSOD errors which may occurs while logging in screen. It may also cause the system to fail while booting into Windows and follows the same in loop. 

You can either choose to uninstall such hardware or update all your system drivers to its latest. 

#3. Software Related problems
Avoid installing programs from unauthorized vendors or which has originated from any unknown sources. Such programs might provide heavy damages to your system and leaves it in inaccessible state. 
Moreover, try installing programs written exclusively for the OS edition you’re using. Old version may have compatibility issue with your current copy of Windows and is heavily responsible for damaging registries. 

#4. Windows Starts but Running too slow or starts abruptly
Sometime, due to corrupted or damaged file system and registries which prevents Windows from running smoothly. If you’re so lucky, you might able to logon to Windows but what if screen stays there for a very long time or restarts automatically. 

Windows provides powerful utility to solve such issues, even without reinstalling Windows or manually applying any registry tweaks. Startup repair provides powerful options to fix missing or damaged system files, solves memory errors or recover system from unbootable state. You can access it from the System recovery options by pressing F8 after starting the system. 

Startup repair will automatically find and fix problems on your Windows 7 computer without asking for any information. If it fails or won’t come up with any errors, you may need to run it again or run it twice as sometimes, it’s just miss errors which it won’t recognizes. 

If startup repair didn’t seems helpful, Try running your computer in Safe Mode by using Advanced Startup Options menu. It’ll start your system using minimum set of drivers and applications so you might have any idea about the conflicting programs or the devices drivers. 

Clean boot has been already available for selective startup by disabling certain programs so you can find the conflicting applications and uninstall it immediately to make your system working again. 

#5. Interrupted power supply or damaged cables
Sometime, performing basic tests could solve most of the issues at the very beginning. Just check and make sure that all the power cables were connected properly and performing their tasks. You’ll also need to check and make sure that PSU has been providing the needed power supply and in controlled manner. In case you’re using Laptop, removes the secondary power source which is the laptop battery and try connecting it directly to the power source. 

Windows 8 is Set to Overhaul - Windows 9 Codenamed ‘Threshold’ Releasing Next Year

After the successful release of Windows 8 and handful upgrades to Windows 8.1, this time Microsoft has reportedly planning something big to announce at Build 2014 Developer conference. As per the news report, it’ll be the release of Windows 9 codenamed “Threshold”, somewhere in April, 2015. The Microsoft very next OS after Windows 8.1 update 1 which will release this year in April.

With not so expected success of Windows 8, Microsoft still managed to sell over 90 Millions of license keys worldwide and raises their net profit for up to 13.5 % as compare to their previous quarter. This clearly indicates that users are interested in Microsoft upgrades and releases even if they weren't fully comfortable with it. 

What will be possibly included?

Microsoft vision is to release the advanced computer operating system with high end tiles and Metro 2.0 introduction which might lower the criticisms that Microsoft has faced after releasing the most recent operating system i.e. Windows 8. Rumors around the tech world were also loud about the addition of start button will be a big hit for company and might turns rumors into appraises.  

Besides this, there are number of changes that might rolled out before the final release of Window 9. These changes will completely overhaul Window 8 and leaves no traces of their previous pitfalls. The company is in no mood to sacrifices with anymore criticism whatsoever.

What we actually thinks about this release
According to a news report, Microsoft will release three pre-release versions of Windows 9 for users and developer to test. However, it’s still unclear that how many versions will be actually available for users to explore when Windows 9 is going under development. 
Build 2014 developer conference this year in April might bring some exciting changes and noticeable improvements on which, the company success lies. The company is not comfortable with announcing any updates till now but have high chances of revealing its vision in Build conference. 

5 things that irritate a Mac user. Solutions Included!!

1. Applications during Startup:

The moment we press the power button of the Mac CPU, it begins to load the OS X from the boot volume to takes us to the desktop of the system. A desktop holds our icons, hard drives, dock and other menu’s, which are helpful to operate the computer & perform our task. In general, the journey to the desktop from the boot goes smoothly until few applications turn to show up on the desktop. Now, these apps shouldn’t show up until & unless a user double-clicks them to launch. However, these apps on there own starts to get launched until they are closed individually. At times, this becomes so irritating that user first have to closed multiple applications in order to perform his/her tasks. Take my example: Reaching office just on time and marking the attendance on the employee portal gets halted as the Mac is busy launching & terminating the apps that show on start-up. This process also halts the launch of the browser, which is needed as a primary application to get my attendance marked. 

Solution: - If there is a problem with the Mac applications then solution lies within the OS X itself.  Follow below steps to resolve:
  • From Dock, click System Preferences
  • Click Users & Group
  • Select Admin account.  Switch to Login-Items tab
  • Evaluate the apps that are listed on the Login-Item window.

Make selection of wanted & unwanted apps to keep during login of the Mac machine. It will be good if the Login-Item tray is kept empty with no such application added to be launched on start-up. Click (+) button to include one or multiple apps or click (-) button to exclude one or more programs. Exit the tab.

Another round of taking measures to halt the applications during start-up would be the apps built-in options to stop them from opening. For example, the Office for Mac 2011 has an option available for Excel, Office and PowerPoint, which read – Don’t ask next time.  Once it is checked, the tray of this program won’t bother.

2. Keyboard Shortcuts:

Shortcuts are meant to perform the task in a quick manner. Some application residing in inner folder can be launched with the help of keyboard combination. The keyboard shortcuts do exactly what a human hand and the mouse would do, minimising the navigation of mouse. It is also good to know basic keyboard shortcuts of a system to expertise on the machine you operate.  

Keyboard shortcuts are much of a topic of search for new users. Even an avid PC user becomes a novice once a Mac OS X is handled over to him.  

Solution: The best way to expertise in shortcuts is to read as much possible from the relevant websites. Eg: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1343 holds all the answer to the shortcut queries.

Sip a cup of coffee and check out equivalent keyboard shortcut for both PC and Mac 

3. Helpless in swapping between similar applications:

Consider how helpless you would be if you were working on two Excel files, copying data from one Excel sheets and pasting it to another. It is obvious you would go for Apple + Tab key to swap between two excel sheets. This is how you to on a Windows machine. But to disappoint you, it won’t work that way on an OS X Mac. CMD + Tab will swap between separate applications but not amongst similar.

The above image is a screenshot of CMD + Tab which is navigating through different applications and not similar ones.

Solution: The keyboard command to swap amongst similar applications is as simple as anything. Just use Apple + ~ key to operate between 2 excel or any other similar program. I found it much difficult to do the task of copy & paste until found the useful command.

Also note that CMD + ~ won’t do anything if no multiple applications are opened. (CMD & Apple Key are the same)

4. Magnifying Dock:

Though it looks good when you hover the mouse on the dock and view the icons get beautifully magnified, sometimes they annoy.  It may happen at times, the mouse cursor gets unintentionally hover towards the dock and clicks an application to get launch, causing a slight interruption.  Also to bring this to notice, some DMGs when extracted or installed occupies the lower part of the desktop window & when mouse is bring towards them, the dock icons begins to magnify.

Solution: Go to Apple Logo, which is situated to the top most left position of every Mac OS X. Bring down it’s inner option by the drop down click & then go to 

DOCK<click TURN MAGNIFICATION OFF, this also help saving some of the OS X spaces.

5. No page source view in Safari browser!!!
Is Safari a perfect browser? Undoubtedly, a good browser that comes built-in with Apple’s OS & iOS devices. Still Safari is not the best browser to depend for professional work. Consider for a web designer who constantly looks for the page source view of the websites has to do some search in order to look into the matter. On Chrome & Firefox, the page source can be bring to front by right-click<View Page Source.

By default, on Safari it is not available and requires a minor setting to be upgraded to do so. 

Solution: Go to Safari<Preferences<Advanced and tick the option that is “Show Develop menu in menu bar”. Now, Safari is loaded with the View page Source menu with a right-click of a mouse.