Laptop not turning on and Windows not booting or the screen is off are problems that may occur for many laptops. There are several reasons why a laptop may not turn on. The first is related to your hardware system and the second is related to your software and Windows.
Problem not turning on the laptop
To diagnose and fix the problem of the laptop not turning on and Windows not booting, you must first determine whether the laptop hardware system starts working or not. In general, if nothing special happens after pressing the power key, the problem is with your laptop hardware system. But if there are any problems with the laptop, especially the screen, every time Windows is turned on and up, it is most likely a problem with the laptop software system.
In both cases, you can try different ways on your laptop by studying how to solve the problem of not turning on the laptop. In this article, we are going to take a complete look at this issue and the solution of not booting the laptop system. Stay with us until the end of the article.
Problem: Nothing happens after hitting the laptop power button!
1) Check the power supply
To solve the problem of the system not turning on and the processor and motherboard of the laptop not working, in the first step, you should check the power supply. The laptop may not be plugged in. Problems with mains power and electrical protection can cause your system to not turn on because no power reaches your laptop battery at all.
2) Check wires and connections
If you are sure that it is properly connected to the power supply, it is time to check the power cord. There may be a problem with the cord that the power does not reach the laptop properly. Pulling the wires or bending the edges too much can cause a power outage. Power may also be generated, but due to damage the voltage is too low to turn on your laptop system. Make sure the power cord of the laptop is healthy.
3) Check the laptop battery
If your laptop does not turn on without a cable connection, it is very likely that the battery is depleted. In this article, we will introduce 10 ways to improve the charging of your laptop battery , which I suggest you read. But in general, not turning on and running the system is related to its battery, so be sure to plug the laptop in and press the power button again.
4) Disconnect the battery from the laptop
If your laptop has a replaceable battery and nothing happens when you plug in your laptop, your battery may be damaged. Therefore, remove the battery from the laptop and turn on the system with electricity. If the laptop turns on, the problem is identified and you should think about another battery for your laptop.
Problem: The system turns on but turns off again after a few seconds
1) Turn the laptop on and off
If you are one of those people who puts your laptop to sleep a lot, you probably have this problem. The cause of the laptop turning on and then turning off quickly is due to battery consumption problems during sleep mode. When you put your laptop in this mode, part of the battery is always spent on the laptop in standby mode to activate the system for you immediately if you press any key. Therefore, this mode requires a battery. If in this case your laptop battery is empty and the system is in Sleep mode, it may turn off again when turned on.
To solve the problem of turning off the laptop after turning it on, first connect the laptop to the power supply to charge the laptop. Then turn off the laptop yourself once by holding down the power key and then turn it on again. Usually turning it off once or twice will get your system back to normal and the problem will be solved.
2) Disconnect the ports connected to the laptop
It may be difficult to process laptop connections when Windows starts up. To fix the problem of shutting down the laptop, it is recommended to disconnect the mouse, speaker, USB flash drive, printer or any other device that you have connected to the laptop once. Then turn the system on and off once. Most likely, the extra load on the system will be removed and your laptop will turn on.
Problem: The laptop screen does not turn on!
1) Check the power cord
Sometimes the fan may indicate that the laptop is in standby mode and Windows is loading, but nothing can be seen on the screen. In this case, in the first step, it is still recommended to make sure the power cord is connected, then go to the next solution.
2) Make sure the screen is off
The laptop screen may not turn on because your screen has reached the end of its life! So first make sure the screen is really off. To do this, turn down the ambient light to very low and look at the screen from different angles. If your screen is completely dim and inactive, you need to move on to the next step. But if it is dim or parts of the light are rippled, your screen is 100% damaged and you need to think about repairing or replacing it.
3) Boot the system
Once you are sure that the screen is completely off, you need to make sure of another one. It may not work due to a screen software problem. To realize this problem, you need to boot the laptop and go to the BIOS. On many laptops, after turning it on, you can enter boot mode and its blue environment by pressing the f8 or f2 key. If your laptop goes into BIOS mode, it means that the screen has no problem and is a problem with your software and Windows.
But if after trying to boot the system, the laptop did not boot and you were still faced with a dark and off screen, you should show the laptop to a repairman, because most likely your screen is burned.
4) Connect the laptop to the external display
Another way you can make sure your software and Windows system is healthy and only the screen is broken is to connect your laptop to a monitor or TV via an HDMI cable. If your screen is burned out, you should see the full steps of running Windows and loading the system on another screen.
Problem: Windows does not boot!
The phrase “Windows does not come up” is very general, but to be more precise, you may have problems such as Windows reset in a row, Windows load screen getting stuck, or getting stuck in the login screen. These problems are usually all software and you do not need to worry about damage to your laptop hardware and system. To fix the problem of Windows not loading and not booting, consider the following ways.
1) Disconnect the ports connected to the laptop and turn them on again
The simplest reason Windows does not boot can be related to your laptop connections. Remove all ports from the laptop once and reset the system again. If you do not have a specific software problem for your laptop, it is very easy for your Windows to reload.
2) Boot the system and go to the BIOS then run Windows
Another solution for Windows not booting is to enter the BIOS by rebooting the system and manually call up Windows. To boot into this mode, after turning on the system, you must press the f8 or f2 key. (This key can be different on different models of laptops. Some laptops also use the delete key to boot.)
In the Boot tab you can specify what to load to run. Normally this mode is set on your laptop’s main hard drive, so select it manually again and restart your system. This will not delete any data from your system, and it will just once again manually enter your Windows load stage.
3) Disable Fast Boot mode
Microsoft uses fast boot mode to run Windows 7, which allows your drives to load at the same time as running Windows. This will cause the drive to load faster, resulting in faster loading of Windows itself. But sometimes, for simple reasons such as a software glitch (between two or more softwares) or the full capacity of your main Windows drive, Windows may get stuck and not boot.
Fast Boot mode puts extra strain on your drives, and if, as mentioned, there is a problem with the system, Windows may crash. To fix the problem, you need to boot the laptop and enter the BIOS environment. From the Advanced tab, set the Fast Boot option to Disabled and turn on the laptop again.
4) Troubleshoot through Safe Mode
One of the main ways to fix Windows not booting is to troubleshoot your system through Safe Mode. There are two main options for your Safe Mode. The first is to use the automatic troubleshooting system or enter Windows Safe Mode and perform the troubleshooting yourself.
Safe Mode is useful when you want to log in yourself when you know the system is faulty. For example, you recently installed software or games that will not boot your Windows after installation. Well, in this case, it is clear where the problem is. By targeting this software or game, you can restore Windows to its original state. Software interference may also have loaded your Windows. Therefore, search the Internet for the interference of new software that you have installed with previous software. For example, using your laptop’s main graphics card software with a range of image processing enhancement software for your Windows can cause problems.
To enter Safe Mode, you must reset your laptop 3 times in a row. Press the power button, as soon as you enter the loading stage and see the logo of your laptop manufacturer, press the power button, turn off the laptop and turn it on again immediately. By turning it on and off three times, the laptop does not enter the Windows loading stage and automatically displays a screen in Safe Mode.
After entering the blue screen of the default Windows settings, click on the Troubleshoot option. Then, through the Advanced Options section, select the Startup Settings option and click on the Restart section. Now Windows will be reset again and when a new page is loaded, you will be shown that you have to activate the fourth option in the list, Enable Safe Mode, by pressing the 4 key on the keyboard. By activating and entering this safe mode, software and other unnecessary Windows information will not load and you will only have access to the basic Windows settings.
As mentioned, if you are suspicious of certain software, in this case you can enter the Control Panel and remove the software from your system. It is also possible to upgrade drivers and install the latest version in Safe Mode. Also, if you have a problem with the Windows update, you can enter the Windows settings section in Safe Mode and click on Recovery from the Update & Security section to reload your old Windows version. But if you do not know what the problem is, you can use automatic troubleshooting with Startup Repair.
5) Troubleshoot Windows with Startup Repair mode
There are two ways to troubleshoot Windows through Startup Repair. The first is through the same method that was introduced for Safe Mode. That means entering the Windows default settings section three times by resetting the laptop and clicking on Troubleshoot and Advanced Options again. But this time you have to click on Startup Repair instead of Startup Settings. In this case, your Windows will be reset again and Windows Automatic Troubleshooting will be applied to it.
If you have a Windows installation DVD or bootable flash drive, you can connect it to your laptop to fix the problem of Windows not booting. In fact, during the Windows installation phase, when you select the language you want, at the bottom left of the screen, there is a phrase called Repair your computer, which you can click to enter the troubleshooting page again and run Windows in Startup Repair mode.
A few tips to prevent problems in Windows
Most of the problems related to the laptop not turning on and Windows not booting are due to software errors. Therefore, in general, to prevent general problems, it is recommended to observe the following:
- Use the latest version of Windows
Windows fixes many of the problems of previous versions in its updates. However, Microsoft has shown that in some cases it adds bugs with the update! But in general, trust the latest version of Windows. At the first opportunity, enter the Windows settings section and adapt your system version to the latest version provided. Fixing software problems and interference in new Windows updates are the main features of the updates.
- Get software from a reputable source
Do not download software and games from any site. In some cases, the problem is not with the software itself and its interference with other software, but with a version containing malware or an incomplete software file. Therefore, download your software from secure and old sites and install it on your system.
- Update your software
When you update your Windows, you should also update the main software of your system to the latest version. Incompatibility of the software version and the latest version of Windows can be the reason for the software problems Windows does not boot. Therefore, always use the latest software to resolve potential issues.
- Update laptop drivers
Updating drivers is also one of the most important things you should do periodically. The main laptop drivers may be updated several times a year by the manufacturers. Graphics card and sound card drivers are important drivers whose lack of compatibility with Windows can cause problems with the laptop. Of course, in newer versions of Windows 10, it is possible to directly download the original drivers through the Windows Update section in the settings, but you can always manually download and install the latest version of the drivers.
- Avoid cracked software as much as possible
The last case is related to the use of cracked or cracked software. In fact, cracks in this software are detected by default by antivirus as well as Windows Firewall and Defender itself as a malicious file and can cause problems in the system. Again, it is recommended that you download from trusted sites. Also, if you have to download and use such software, it is recommended that you do not use them at the same time. Interference of different software cracks is one of the most common causes of problems in Windows.