Windows 11 may have errors that prevent the system from booting due to various reasons, software or hardware conflicts. There are three methods that must be followed to try to solve the problem.
Keep in mind that some of the indicated methods must be followed with caution to prevent important data on your computer from being compromised. If you prefer, consult a professional to help solve the problem and start the operating system correctly.
What to do if Windows 11 won’t boot
1. Check devices connected to the computer
It is common for hardware issues to cause problems starting with Windows 11. First, check all the cables connected to the computer and replace any parts that are defective.
Other accessories connected to the PC, such as USB sticks, can also prevent Windows 11 from starting. So, remove them from the computer and see if the BIOS is properly configured to start the operating system.
2. Start Windows 11 in safe mode
Safe mode can be a great solution to fix Windows 11 issues. This is because it is possible to start the system with only essential drivers and software to investigate which file or process causes startup error.
If you are able to boot Windows 11 in safe mode then you can investigate the issue and fix it with some actions like:
- Remove recently installed apps;
- Run virus and malware scans;
- Remove recent Windows updates.
3. Format Windows 11
If none of the above steps resolves the issue, you may need to format your Windows 11. Although it seems like a daunting task, you can accomplish it by following just a few steps. For that, check out our guide on how to format Windows.
Remember that this task is irreversible and all data will be lost. Make sure that none of the previous methods resolved your computer booting issue, and whenever possible, keep a backup of the files installed on your device.
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