Advanced troubleshooting for Windows start-up issues
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In these articles, you'll learn how to troubleshoot common problems that are related to Windows startup.
How it works
When Microsoft Windows experiences a condition that compromises safe system operation, the system halts. These Windows startup problems are categorized in the following groups:
- Bug check: Also commonly known as a system crash, a kernel error, or a Stop error.
- No boot: The system may not produce a bug check but is unable to start up into Windows.
- Freeze: Also known as "system hang".
To understand the underlying cause of Windows startup problems, it's important that the system be configured correctly. Here are some best practices for configuration:
Page file settings
- Introduction of page file
- How to determine the appropriate page file size for 64-bit versions of Windows
Memory dump settings
These articles will walk you through the resources you need to troubleshoot Windows startup issues: