Computer Stuck in A Boot Loop?
Don’t let it ruin your afternoon. Follow these steps to fix your boot loop issue.
There’s 3 possible causes and 3 potential solutions to fixing your computer if it falls into a boot loop.
Top 3 Causes for a boot loop
1) Windows Updates Gone Wrong
Sometimes Microsoft doesn’t test all of their updates thoroughly enough with the many thousands of types of PCs and Mac computers running windows. When that happens, you’re the test subject, and whether or not updates work correctly can be a crap shoot. Most of the time they’re fine, but every now and again your computer can fall into a boot loop.
2) Failing Hard Drive
When a hard drive fails, the important system files that your computer needs to run can become corrupted or simply missing altogether. The early warning signs are computers that aren’t working properly, unusually slow, acting strangely, or boot loop. The most common indicator of a boot loop is a clicking noise in your hard drive, or a spinning up noise (like a fan) then stopping suddenly, and spinning up again.
3) Driver Conflict
Did you recently install something? A new camera, a printer, scanner, new video card, etc.? Chances are if you installed something new, restarted your computer and you’re stuck in a boot loop, the new piece of hardware is the cause. Of course if you’re using a laptop this would be the least likely of causes. The most common with laptops is a RAM issue.