What To Do If Windows 7 Won’t Boot After A Forced Shutdown


It has been reported that forcing a shutdown in Windows 7 (only the 32-bit version) may cause your computer to be unable to boot up the next time, the startup process stopping at a black screen. Forcing a shutdown means you pressed the physical shut down button and while it is not recommended that you do that (shut down your computer by using the power menu instead), here is a way to fix this problem and to make sure that it won’t happen again.

The thing is that your Windows 7 will not start due to one of the following reasons: the computer is set to go into hibernation or sleep mode when your press the power button, you are using the Korean, Chinese or Japanese version of Windows 7 or the DEP (Data Execution Prevention) is disabled either from the OS or your BIOS.

In any case, to make your computer boot again you have to insert a installation DVD for Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 and boot from it. Restart your computer and boot from your hard drive in normal mode. This should do the trick.

If you want to make sure this won’t happen against, click here to download Microsoft’s KB974719 hotfix. Install it and this problem will never come back again.

What To Do If Windows 7 Won't Boot After A Forced Shutdown

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