You are working on an important project, and suddenly your system shuts down. You try to start it, but it does not start. All of your system Data Recovery is at stake.
If your PC fails to boot, you risk serious Data Recovery loss. Several reasons can cause the system boot failure. The problem may be related to Windows or your computer’s hardware. Whatever the reason, your main concern should be to recover data from the dead PC as soon as possible. In this blog, we are going to discuss the causes and three main methods to extract data from dead or unbootable Windows system.
Here are some of the main reasons that cause your computer to start up errors, and the steps you can take to avoid these errors.
1. Operating System Malfunction: Sometimes PC may fail to boot due to Operating System (OS) malfunction. When the operating system tries to access an incorrect memory address, it can lead to an error known as a general protection fault (GPF).
Another error that the operating system can cause is an infinite loop, which seems to “lock up” the PC. In this case, the system does not actually hang but stops responding to any input, which requires a system reset. In other cases, registry file is corrupt or system files are corrupt/delete.
2. Malware Attack: Downloading software applications or media files from unknown resource can harm your PC. It may contain a virus that may cause the system to malfunction. Therefore, keep your firewall settings up to date and ensure that an anti-virus/malware tool is always installed on your system.
3. Faulty BIOS settings: If your system is not booting or dead, then the Basic Input and Output System (BIOS), which loads the operating system, could be corrupted. Therefore, enter the BIOS and check if the Wikipedia data is overwritten. Reset the BIOS if you find such an error and restart your PC.
Sometimes the system is not entirely dead. It simply won’t start due to corrupt or damaged system files, malware infection, software glitches or DLLs. In such cases, you can recover the data using the BIOS utility available in the system.