I remember my old laptop. The laptop can’t run Windows OS properly and often sleeps, restarts, shutdown, hibernates, slows down, and even lags. I installed bluescreen many times, but the result was the same when it was still warm to Windows 8, and I was using the OS..
The laptop is a used laptop that I bought without checking the quality first. At first, it was smooth to run windows 7 and 8, but over time it got slower and often got errors.
I’ve tried many things to overcome the laptop that is not strong enough to run windows, and finally, I recommend several ways to you if you experience the same thing.
Why did this happen? Before explaining the solution, it’s a good idea to know in advance why your laptop can’t run Windows properly. So you don’t just guess. Then as long as the service is after buying hardware, for example, a hard drive, it turns out that the hard drive is okay, you will lose too.
Or have you bought the latest hardware? It turns out that the problem is in your laptop, which is too old, so first find out what causes that might cause your laptop to sulk after you know it, you can find the right way to fix it. There Six Ways to Overcome a Laptop That Can’t Enter Windows
Hardware is outdated/low spec
The first possibility is why the laptop can’t run windows properly is because the laptop spec is low.
You can check the specifications/specs of your laptop by looking at the magic stickers attached to your laptop. Usually, there are stickers on how many hard drives are, what processors, etc. If there is no sticker, you can check it on the cardboard/ manual that came with the laptop when you bought it. If it’s not there, you just need to open Google and ask for the specifications/specs of your laptop. You can see your laptop type by looking at the sticker under the laptop.
Now, after you know the specifications of your laptop, check whether it meets the minimum specs of the OS you want to use.
If you are using Windows 7, then your laptop must have at least one gigahertz (GHz) processor or faster, which can be a 32-bit processor ( x86) or 64-bit (x64), at least 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) ram, or 2 GB ram for the (64-bit) version,
there must be 16 GB of free hard disk (32-bit) or 20 GB if your latest (64-bit) hard drive has DirectX 9 graphics with WDDM 1.0 driver or above. But usually, laptops released in 2005 and above already meet these requirements.
If your laptop meets the requirements but still can’t run Windows properly, maybe the problem is
2. Hardware is damaged/performance has decreased
When I bought a used laptop, the Toshiba NB510, it turned out that the hard drive had a bit of a problem. I was stupid. I didn’t check the health of the hard drive.
Investigate a calibration. It turns out that the old owner used to put the laptop in the motorcycle seat—no wonder the hard drive has an error.
After I had used it for a few weeks, I realized that Windows on my laptop wasn’t working correctly. I reinstalled it, but it still wasn’t right, and after I checked for bad sectors, it turned out there were bad sectors on my hard drive.
If you want to check whether your hard drive has a pro or not, you can use the Cristaldiskinfo application. You can download it via filehippo.com/download_crystaldiskinfo/.
I have tried to cut the damaged hard disk’s capacity, but the windows can’t run smoothly. Replace the hard drive, and the problem is solved. But the price of the hard drive is a bit expensive. You can downgrade your OS if you don’t have enough money to replace damaged hardware.
3. Windows can’t run
Windows are manufactured. Sometimes, there are mistakes and errors too. There are times when windows cannot run because the windows are corrupt or damaged.
The solution is to reinstall or use windows recovery. All you need is a flash drive containing windows, plug it into a laptop, and run windows recovery from the bios. For windows recovery, replace the error by taking it from your flash. If you have reinstalled it or recovery still doesn’t work, you can use the following method.
Downgrade OS to XP or Linux. At that time, maybe about four years ago, I was still confused because windows couldn’t run properly. I got advice from my friend to downgrade the OS on my laptop.
At that time, I was using Windows 7, so I changed it to Linux Mint.
4. Use Linux Mint
If what is damaged is your hard drive and you don’t have enough funds to buy a hard drive, you can use the downgrade method to Linux because it is lighter than Windows.
Well, at least you can still use your laptop for work, browsing, or doing tasks. Another option besides Linux Mint is Ubuntu Linux. These two OS are pretty popular, and they look good too.
After I installed it using Linux Mint, there was a pretty good chance that my laptop could run pretty well. Although it wasn’t very smooth, it was reliable enough for browsing or doing tasks.
But my hard drive is getting sicker over time, and Linux Mint can’t run properly anymore. I finally downgraded my OS again to
5. The worst downgrade was using Puppy Linux OS.
You must have never heard of this OS the first time I heard this name. I’m also not sure it can be used properly. Because at that time, I saw the OS size was not up to 200 MB, Linux is very light. You only need 250 MB RAM to run this OS,
After using it for a while, I feel quite like using this OS because it is light, and I only use the laptop at that time for browsing only. anime lover an Luckily I found an old 80 GB hard drive, and thank God it can still be used. In the end, I replaced my damaged hard drive and installed Windows XP as my OS because of the small size of my hard drive. I had to use XP.
And thank God the laptop can run smoothly and peacefully.
There are many possibilities why Windows can’t run properly on a laptop, and above are some solutions that you can do. Make sure first what the problem is, don’t rush to buy a hard drive or buy a new laptop because the problem could be solved quickly.
If the hardware is damaged, you can replace the hardware. If you don’t have enough money, you can do the same thing I did, namely, Downgrade the OS using Linux