Advanced troubleshooting for Windows start-up issues
In these topics, you will 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
Memory dump settings
These articles will walk you through the resources you need to troubleshoot Windows startup issues: