How to Fix “Your PC Did Not Start Up Correctly” Issue on Windows

Lately, a few Windows users complained that they could not log in to their system and crashed into the Blue Screen of Death with an error message saying, “Your PC did not start up properly”. Windows users are familiar with the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), but the frightening factor here is that users are unable to access their system and complete their tasks.

There can be many unknown causes for the same issue, but fortunately, there are few solutions also available there. Anyway, we tried to list some troubleshooting solutions to the problem mentioned in this article quickly and effectively. So instead of wasting time, let’s quickly move on to the detailed solutions listed below.

Fix 1: Run in Safe Mode

As a first solution to tackle the “Your PC did not start up correctly” error in your Windows, you need to run your system by entering into the Safe Mode. To do so, 

  • Firstly, Restart your system while pressing the Shift button.
  • Once the Advanced Startup menu appears on the screen, click on the Troubleshoot.
  • Then choose the Advanced options, click on the Startup Settings and click on the Restart.
  • On the new screen, select 5 or press the F5 key to Enable Safe Mode with Networking.
  • Finally, wait for a few seconds and log in to your system.

Fix 2: Run Startup Repair Tool

Another solution to overcome the “Your PC did not start up correctly” error message is running the Startup repair tool. To do so, 

  • Firstly, in the error message screen, click on the Advanced options button.
  • Then choose the Troubleshoot option and click on the Advanced options.
  • Now select the Startup Repair option and log in using your account credentials.
  • Finally, wait for the process to complete, restart the system, and start your operation.

Fix 3: Perform System Restore

If something goes wrong inside the system, the System Recovery Tool may help you to resolve similar issues quickly. To do so, 

  • Firstly, Restart your system while pressing the Shift button.
  • If the Advanced Startup menu appears on the screen, click on the Troubleshoot -> Advanced options.
  • Now choose the System Restore option and continue with the same. 
  • Then from the list, select a previous restore point and start the system without any issue.

Fix 4: Run SFC Scan

If you are able to enter into the Command Prompt window, then you can run the System File Checker (SFC) tool to scan and repair corrupted system files. To do so, 

  • Firstly, go to the Command Prompt screen and type the following command, and press Enter,

Sfc /scannowsfc/ scannow

  • Once you have executed the above command, type the following command to restore early repaired system files and press Enter

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

  • Finally, restart the system and see if the system works perfectly or not.

Fix 5: Check Hardware 

In some cases, loose RAM, damaged CMOS battery, and corrupted Video cards might be the main culprit behind the “Your PC did not start up correctly” error message. Here it would be best if you made sure that every external component is placed correctly and repaired with utmost care. 

Fix 6: Reinstall Operating System

If all of the above solutions failed in your case, then you need to reinstall the operating system. The reinstallation process helps you to start the system without the old files and free up some space. 

These are all about the “Your PC did not start up correctly” issue on Windows and its fixes. If you have any queries or concerns regarding this article, you can leave a comment in the comment box below.

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