How to Reboot a Crashed Laptop Windows 7

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Windows 7 operating system running on your laptop can crash due to a variety of causes. First, you need to know the reasons which lead to laptop Windows 7 crash. They have been mentioned here.

RAM issues

Blue Screen of Death Windows 7 crashes commonly occur due to bad Random Access memory or RAM. Bad RAM results in a fatal exception error which implies that the data stored in the memory cannot be retrieved. This leads to Windows 7 crash. A built-in motherboard diagnostic tool can be used to test Bad RAM.

Hardware conflict

Hardware devices communicate with each other through interrupt request channel which is specific for every device. When the hardware is not installed properly or there are many hardware devices, in such cases the Windows 7 can crash when the user tries to use many hardware devices at the same time.  In fact, hardware conflict is the most common reason for Windows 7 crash.

Hard disk drive failure

Hard disk drive failure can lead to Windows 7 crash. Scanning the hard disk on a weekly basis for detecting bad sectors or errors, defragmenting the hard disk every week and emptying the recycle bin every week can prevent hard disk failure.

Virus attacks

Virus or Trojan attacks can alter administrative settings, remove or corrupt the drivers and delete important system files which cause Windows 7 crash. Installing antivirus and spyware in the system and updating it regularly is important to prevent such attacks.

Fatal OE Exception and VXD errors

Fatal OE Exception and VXD errors can lead to Windows 7 crash. These errors are mainly caused by problems in the video card. Such errors can be tackled by searching and updating the recent drivers from the video card manufacturer’s website, reducing the resolution of the video display or checking whether or not it has a hardware conflict.

Incompatible software

Software not compatible with Windows 7 causes the latter to crash. Improperly installed software or defective software can also lead to crash.


There are many signs of Windows 7 crash such as black screen of death, blue screen of death, blank screen, parity error messages, computer unable to start, computer loop on BIOS, fatal exception error, frozen computer display and locked RAM, etc.

How to reboot

You can find out the cause of the crash by running MS windows in safe mode. You need to follow the below mentioned steps to reboot your crashed laptop Windows 7.

  • Click on the Start button followed by clicking on the Control Panel.
  • Now click on the Performance and Maintenance
  • Select the Administrative Tools option by clicking on it.
  • Double click on Computer Management
  • Now identify and connect all the hardware cables correctly.
  • Restart the Windows 7 laptop and check the cable connections yet again.
  • Connect the wires again and restart the laptop.
  • Launch the System Restore tool in order to undo all the recent changes made to the software.
  • Now launch the Last Known Good Configuration
  • Run your Windows laptop in safe mode.
  • You can make use of utilities such as rescue disk applications.
  • Boot the laptop using operating system installation disc or rescue CD. These discs should be used to eliminate the problems that prevent your laptop from booting properly.

You can also use Windows Boot Genius to boot a crashed Windows 7 laptop. Download Windows Boot Genius and install it on the Windows laptop. You must have a blank CD/DVD ready with you for downloading the Windows Boot Genius. You need to launch the program after installation and follow the steps as instructed in the main interface. After the laptop has booted up, you need to click on the Windows Boot Genius icon to run it. On the home screen, you need to click Windows Rescue Module to get access to many repair tools. Use the tools according to the instructions to fix Windows 7.

The Windows 7 crashed laptop can also be booted from USB drive. You just need to insert a newly created USB drive into the crashed laptop and restart it. Now press F12 and Delete keys to access BIOS Setting Utility. Here, you need to change the settings to allow the laptop to boot from the USB drive instead of the internal hard drive.

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