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Please Help---Stuck in Computer LIMBO

Q: Please Help---Stuck in Computer LIMBO

Please see Previous post labeled "Second Thought" -- I have new information since I posted this thread and its easier to follow through the first thread--SORRY FOR THE TROUBLE!

A: Please Help---Stuck in Computer LIMBO

Ok, I looked at the thread, if something new has come up post to it and state the new information there. It is marked "Solved" but you can post to it.

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Hey people,

Okay, my PC is currently stuck in limbo. I'm running a ASUS P5K-E motherboard with WinXp and its been working fine for months.
Firstly, my BIOS is currently not reading my Keyboard. When windows boots the keyboard works fine, but up untill that point it doesnt so i cant get into my BIOS.

Secondly, my monitor turns on and shows the BIOS boot screen and the Windows XP load screen but as soon as the windows desktop boots the montor turns off and goes into standby....
Now i've tried a few monitors and keyboards and its definetly something with my computer but god knows whats wrong or how to fix it.

I cant get to my BIOS or Desktop lol Heeeelp?
 

A:Solved: Computer Stuck in Limbo....

Is that a USB keyboard or PS/2 one?
 

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Pentium4 - 1.71meg
Window XP Professional

Accidentally place blank CD disk, screen popped up stating “Non-System or Disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready”.

I removed the Disk and struck any key but it keeps popping up the same message. I can’t seem to go past this screen at all. It does provide me to access "Run BIOS setup", but that's it! Anyways I don't know what this is?

Can anyone help??

Thanks
Genesis
 

A:Stuck in Limbo!!!

Solved, Please disregard request

Thanks
 

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Hello,
I own a PC with windows 8.1 and was attempting to boot into safe mode. Now my monitor says out of range. I cannot get into safemode or normal mode and I am stuck. I'll turn on the PC and hold shift+f8 and it brings up a startup menu but can't seem to get the monitor working.
I've tried 2 other monitors and get the same response, also tried messing with settings on monitor but did not have an option to tweak display settings. Not sure if this is the right place to post.

A:Stuck in limbo

You'll need to enable low-resolution video in Windows 8.1. This guide tells you how to do it. Scroll down on the page to find Windows 8.1 and follow the instructions. Let us know if that helps you.

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so i was givin an HP DV7 laptop free. they said if i can fix it then its mine. it currently has windows 7 installed but its not genuine. i asked the guy whats up with it and he said they sent him an upgrade in the mail, upgraded it but lost the product key. so i want to reformat it back to windows vista because i have the product key for it underneath the laptop. only thing is, is that the boot up thing isnt stored on the computer, so i need to find a way to work around this..

A:stuck in OS limbo

You can order a set of Recovery disks from the manufacturer - around $25-50.
Or you can install using a retail Vista Home Premium disk, and the COA Key on the sticker that should be on the machine.

You could also (assuming that the machine has a readable COA sticker) purchase an Upgrade for Win7, and use that for a clean install (cost depends on edition of WIn7 you purchase)

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i don't know if i have a virus or my pc has just given up, hence i am unsure as to where this post belongs.
i am using xp pro which has a cable connection via a router which is wirelessly connected to a laptop. The laptop is fine but the pc seems to be stuck. i pushed the button to turn it on, the 2 lights lit up near the switch and another light for the E drive and nothing else is happening, no noise or flashing lights. so i have power. this happened the other day and i ended up turning it off at the socket and while it was off i turned off the pc switch then turned the socket back on. It was then off so i turned it on as usual and all was well until today. Have tried same thing today but no response. Wondering if anyone has any ideas. Security wise i use Shredder, Zone alarm, spybot, spyware blaster,ewido and avg.

A:Pc Will Not Switch On Or Off. Stuck In Limbo?

Hello Jane HWhat OS (Win XP/2000, etc) are you using? What were the results of your anti-virus and anti-malware scans?Have you performed any online Virus scans? If not perform a scan at Trend Micro Housecall[Watch the Address bar in IE. You may receive alerts that "This site might require the following ActiveX control...Click here to install...". Click on that alert and then Click Install ActiveX component.]What you describe does not sound like a typical malware problem but you should eliminate that as a possible source.

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a friend of mine gave me his laptop and asked me to upgrade it from windows 98 to 2000, i accidentaly put windows 2000 server on. when i tried to install windows 2000, and on the install screen where it gives you the option to delete the old partition, i pressed d but nothing happened. i tried to just install but it said there was either not enough memory or the files on cd were corrupted. now when you start the comp, you have three choices windows 2000 server (doesnt work, says the ntoskrnl file is missing), continue 2000 setup ( again the message either "not enough memory or the files on cd were corrupted") or just simply windows (which im assuming is the 98) and all that does is give a black screen with a blinking cursor. i dont know what to do. its on a toshiba tecra8000. and when the comp. is starting, i cant figure out how to get into bios. ive seen on different websites where it says to hit f2 while starting, but nothing happens when i do that. any help would be appreciated.
 

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a friend of mine gave me his laptop and asked me to upgrade it from windows 98 to 2000, i accidentaly put windows 2000 server on. when i tried to install windows 2000, and on the install screen where it gives you the option to delete the old partition, i pressed d but nothing happened. i tried to just install but it said there was either not enough memory or the files on cd were corrupted. now when you start the comp, you have three choices windows 2000 server (doesnt work, says the ntoskrnl file is missing), continue 2000 setup ( again the message either "not enough memory or the files on cd were corrupted") or just simply windows (which im assuming is the 98) and all that does is give a black screen with a blinking cursor. i dont know what to do. its on a toshiba tecra8000. and when the comp. is starting, i cant figure out how to get into bios. ive seen on different websites where it says to hit f2 while starting, but nothing happens when i do that. any help would be appreciated.
 

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I have vista home premium and run windows mail, about 2+ weeks ago an outgoing message got stuck in outerspace, windows mail shows 1 in outbox but nothing is in there and everytime I start up or shut down or close mail program I either get an error box or a do you want to send this email now. I call my local mail server ie: phone company and they said there is noting they can do? can any of you help in getting this stuck mail out of here? thanks for any thoughts help or ideas............
 

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New to this forum - appreciate any help. I've seen an old thread on this similar topic but not the exact same error type (forgive me if I did miss something). Every time I try to update itunes to the latest version (v9.2) it downloads the new version and when it goes to install, I get the attached network error - "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable" (I'm not on a network). It also happens when I try to uninstall. If I try to browse for a source manually (not like I know what I'm looking for), it says that I'm missing the itunes.msi file. I've tried to attach the errors in a word doc but I'm new and I can't tell if it worked.

I've looked at older threads on other forums that mention the same problem and say to get the Microsoft Windows Cleaner Utility - everyone on the posts say it works but when I go to get the utility from Microsoft's website (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301) they say they don't provide it anymore because it damaged other components.

Now I'm completely stuck, can anyone help me before I wipe everything clean and start over?

A:itunes won't install or uninstall - stuck in limbo

You can try Revouninstaller to remove iTunes. Don't know if it will work.
http://www.revouninstaller.com/

Or you can try this
http://remove-it.org/tools/byetunes
though I haven't tried it yet but people seem to think it works.

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Hi guys, I'm having this weird problem with my PC that I've been troubleshooting for a while now, and I can't figure it out.
 
It doesn't seem to happen every night, but more likely 2 out of 3 nights, my PC seems like it's going into a sleep mode or something, that I can't wake it up from. Looking through the event viewer, I can see events up until 12:13 AM, then there is literally nothing until 8:31 AM, where it says that the system has booted up. I assume 12:13 is when the computer went into this weird limbo mode, and 8:31 is when forced the computer to reboot. The weirdest part about this whole thing, when this happens, my entire network goes down. My router loses connection, taking down my access points connected to it. Once I boot my PC back up, connection re-establishes, everything is all good.
 
This for the most part only happens overnight, but it happened again this morning around 9:50 AM. So that's twice in the same day
 
My computer is set to never sleep, hibernate is not enabled.
 
This was happening to me on Windows 8. I downgraded to Windows 7 because I couldn't figure out the problem, and it went away entirely. I recently upgraded to Windows 10, and the issue is back again.
I'm at a loss here, I don't know what else to check.
 
Any ideas?

A:PC gets stuck in limbo overnight, takes down entire network with it

So this has happened about 4 more times since I posted the OP. it happened again at 12:13am, not sure if that is significant. the other times seem somewhat random.
 
I thought it may have been something to do with the WiFi USB dongle i had plugged in, but it still happens without the dongle plugged in.
 
Any advice?

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OK Guys I'm seriously stuck here, I've tried everything I possibly can but nothing has worked so far.

(I'm on Windows 7 Home Premium)

I installed Avast! 5 Free yesterday, I heard good things about it and wanted to try it, so I installed and it was all fine but then I started to notice a lot more system slow down than before, so I went to Uninstall it and Re-install Avira

I used Revo Uninstaller which told me it had successfully uninstalled it, and told me it had successfully cleaned up all leftover files

Did a re-boot and what the heck, the Avast shield icon is still there in the bottom right hand corner, so I check to see if it shows up in any of my "uninstall program" clients, Nope, I put on Hunter Mode in Revo Uninstaller and go to the icon, it wont let me uninstall because it says the system files do no longer exist, it wont let me terminate it.

To make things worse I have no way of stopping it starting up when I start windows, and I cant install any new Anti-Virus because any new AV thinks its still there!

I have tried everything, if I go into system files the folder is still there, but despite the fact I am Admin and only user and have full rights and privileges it wont let me delete the folder as it says I do not have sufficient rights

I have tried some clean up methods, Auslogics, Ccleaner, Chkdsk in CMD


What else can I do :(

A:Can't Uninstall Software, System Stuck in Limbo, Not Protected - Helpings :(

Try Avast uninstaller

http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility

BG

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Hello, I've been trying to gain access into my laptop after installing SteamOS for awhile now, but now I'm in this sort of secure boot loop. I'll go step by step in what happened. May laptop was using Windows 10 prior to this problem 1. I installed the SteamOS files and then unpacked them into a USB flash drive 2. I went into the BIOS by Settings > Update & Security > Recovery > Restart Now and then entered firmware. There I disabled secure boot. 3. I then booted the USB and installed SteamOS. After that, I restarted the laptop and went back into the bios and put secure boot back to enabled. 4. Now I'm unable to boot my hard drive or USB. Every time I try to boot up, it says something along the lines of "Unable to boot because of secure boot policy". How do I get out of this limbo?

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A few days ago pop-ups and links started appearing at random on my screen. When i downloaded a spyware remover to combat the problem it told me to restart my PC to finish the install. Thats where the problems started. For a day after that i couldnt get my PC to load. It would start, and just before the log in the screen would go blank, apart for the cursor and then that was it, safe mode aswell. For some reason it let me finally get past that and log in - but same thing happened. I log in, safe mode is the same, and all i got was a blank screen with cursor. I used alt-control-delete to access some things using task manager. The notable internet solutions i could find such as manually starting explorer via task manager didnt work as i apparently dont have permission, even when logging in as admin. My registry was saying what i think it should although i deleted a file on the recommendation of some posters at another forum who had seemingly simlar problems in the past. Still nothing. Finally i tried running system restore via task manager. It loaded properly but the please wait etc. screen froze - it was running for 11 hours and still didnt restore. When i reset the machine after that i then got the same thing but instead of being able to get task manager i had a "windows detected an unotharised change to windows" with the options "learn more online" or "close" which just sent me back to the log in screen. After a few power on powers off's this cle... Read more

A:Help! Vista not working - computer in limbo!

and welcome to the Forum

It sounds like you need help with cleaning out malware, please follow the instructions here, and post the logs in a new thread in the malware removal section.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, please post the requested logs in the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum, not here.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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It took me over an hour to get here... I keep getting page not found or nothing. I did a system restore, released and renewed my IP (as per ISP instructions) I finally uninstalled my tiny firewall and shut EVERYTHING down with End it All and it STILL took forever to get here. It is not just here, but any other web page as well.....

FOR THE RECORD, before you tell me to get rid of these... I have been using webshots, the weather channel and DT desktop loader for MONTHS so unless you know FOR sure these are my problems causers, please don't ask me to get rid of them (it may take another hour to read 1 response) I like them and use them OFTEN.

I also ran ad-aware, spybot and found nothing but cookies.

I also note lately that my system resources drop significantly from about 80% to 14% within a few hours of using my computer.

I hope someone can make sense of this.. here is my hijack log, I will try to get back to post my start up log as well. (for the record, I hit submit and nothng happens, no status bar or anything.. this could take awhile)


Logfile of HijackThis v1.94.0
Scan saved at 10:37:09, on 16/06/2003
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

O1 - Hosts: 216.239.37.101 www.kazaagold.com
O1 - Hosts: 216.239.37.101 www.k-lite.com
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\windows\downloaded program files\googletoolbar_en_1.1.70-deleon.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876... Read more

A:[Resolved or what] Please help!! Hijack log here: computer NOT working, I am in limbo

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Computer gets stuck On the motherboard screen, and when I try to enter the setup when pressing delete it will change screens and say entering setup but will get and will not load the setup. I think I obtained a virus from a torrent and made my computer act like this.

Specs: windows 7 home edition
Ripjaws 4gb ram
Intel core i5
Motherboard : msi p55a-gd55

A:Computer stuck on motherboard loading screen, and stuck in setup.

Wrong forum for malware issues. Please post here: Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help - Tech Support Forum

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I'll be super brief and to the point here::

I just bought a new Acer Aspire AX1700. I assumed it came with a recovery disk.. Given such, I proceeded to wipe the drive clean.

...And now I'm stuck without a 64bit OS. ( I have 4GB of RAM and a Dual-Core processor, so it would actually benefit me.)

Yes, I could revert back to a Windows XP 32 bit install or even a Vista 32 bit install, as I have both disks.

However, I have NO ACCESS to a 64 bit disc at this time. (Yes, I'm an idiot. However, it is also VERY idiotic for the manufacturer not to provide the user with a physical restore option.)

Here's the bottom line--- How damning is this in terms of performance? Will I see a noticeable decrease in frames when I play games or run applications? I already know that under the 32bit architecture, I wont be able to effectively use all of my RAM...

Should I install the Windows 7 RC (64bit) as a temporary fix?

HELP! :-(

A:OS Limbo..

Someone?? :-(

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My computer automatically updated when I turned it on. It's on the HP logo screen. The update stops at 9% and won't budge for the past 2 days.

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Does anybody have ideas on how to get Vista to operate with hp 1000 laserjet or an hp designjet 5000 since hp is of no use?

A:Driver limbo

I am assuming you have been to HP and checked for 64 bit drivers and they do not have them. Some x86 drivers do work in vista 64 . If you have tried installing and it won't work you can try opening the printer in the hardware manager and click on update driver. If this doesn't work I am afraid I am lost.

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I have an apparently severely corrupted NTFS boot partition in a xppro sp 2 installation on a laptop. Ordinarily, booting with the original retail cd allows you to either reinstall or utilize the recovery console. In my case, however, trying either option results in a fatal error screen reading: "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL." What should I do? Just prior to the booting problem, the hard drive was successfully scanned for viruses and spyware, and the computer is routinely run through a software firewall. Thanks for any help. Unfortunately, I do not have an ASR disk set for this installation. By the way, what can screw an installation up to the point you can't even do a reinstall from the original factory CD???

A:windows xp limbo

See if this helps:

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d...d_stp_hwpg.asp.

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Recently when I try to download from websites my downloads get around halfway done then just seem to hang there in limbo. My download manager says that my download is still going at X amount of speed and there is X amount of time remaining, both don't change after a few minutes. The only way I can complete my downloads now is to wait until it goes into limbo, close my download manager and return to the site I'm downloading from and start again, my download manager picks up where it left off and finishes. For larger files around 700 MB I have to do this several times.

This only happens when downloading from websites, p2p like Emule or UTorrent I have no problems at all.
 

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Hey guys I was trying to remove a google redirect virus and I accidentally deleted LMHOSTS.SAM from C:/WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/DRIVERS/ETC. After I deleted this little file my PC will no longer connect to the internet. The Local area connection is still there, but it refuses to work. On the system tray it shows the 2 computers with a little orange ball going left to right. If anyone could give me some help with this it would be much appreciated.
 

A:Network Limbo HELP PLZ! xp

The LMHOSTS.SAM is only a sample file for configuring LMHOSTS and deleting it wouldn't affect the machine connecting. It sounds like you have a ZeroAccess infection and something has deleted a file and/or registry entries needed to connect.

Programs recommended can be downloaded to a USB flash drive and transferred to the infected computer.

Please download DDS by sUBs to your desktop from one of the following locations:

http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/dds.scr
http://www.forospyware.com/sUBs/dds

Double-click the DDS.scr to run the tool.

When DDS has finished scanning, it will open two logs named as follows:

DDS.txt
Attach.txt

Save them both to your desktop. Copy and paste the contents of the DDS.txt and Attach.txt files in your reply please.
Please download GMER from: http://gmer.net/index.php

Click on the "Download EXE" button and save the randomly named .exe file to your desktop.

Note: You must uninstall any CD Emulation programs that you have before running GMER as they can cause conflicts and give false results.

Double click the GMER .exe file on your desktop to run the tool and it will automatically do a quick scan.

If the tool warns of rootkit activity and asks if you want to run a full scan, click on No and make sure the following are unchecked on the right-hand side:

IAT/EAT
Any drive letter other than the primary system drive (which is generally C).

Click the Scan button and when the scan is finished, click Save and save the ... Read more

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My PC was giving me fits. I have my family (3) accounts on it and it has Xp home on it. I wanted to do a Repair install on it but when I went to reinstall XP home, it wouldnt accept the Product Key on the side of the PC for Home Ed..
So I reinstalled but used XP PRO instead.
The problem is now I can see our old accounts floating around but cant directly access the previous documents, songs, apps and such. When I try to copy the old acct. folders to the contents of the new account folders I get an error of in use or similar.
All my old XP home stuff is there but I cant access it!
Is there a way to restore to have access like previous to the XP pro installation?
help Thanks
 

A:Accounts in Limbo!

google taking ownership of files for your solution. Or look thru previous posts here for the links provided for your same issue.

This is a result of the new install and new accounts not having the same sid [security identifier] as those user sids attached to the files.
 

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a few days ago,i installed nero7.i didnt like it at all so i decieded to uninstall it and go back to nero6.but nero7 wont uninstall!even in the add/remove section in control panell,theres no option to remove it!whats worse,now i can't even use nero 6 because it says i must remove the newer version first.so im stuck.can anyone tell me please how i can solve this situation,because as it is now i cant even burn anything.thanks in advance.and i cant just use nero7 because it says some files are missing and that i need to reinstall,but as i stated earlier,i cannot uninstall it
 

A:nero 7 has me in limbo!

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I have a unique problem. When I try to open a saved Word or Excel file it only shows me files that start with the letters a through f. Yet if I remember a file name starting in a letter from g through z, I can type it in and find the file. Unfortunately, I don't remember all my file names. I have looked for these files on Windows Explorer and can't find them there either.

A:Files in limbo

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Did you do a search for all .doc files?

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I am in deep dung with my winxp. Somehow through some registry deletions trying to get rid of all remnants of Symantec I screwed up my system. I got a blue screen that just hung there. I've tried to do a system restore from the dos prompt which is the only thing i can work through after booting from a Winme disk which can get me to c prompt. I know where i can locate a backup file from Registry First Aide. But i don't know how to move it or activate it. I've tried this scareg command i've seen mentioned often but that isn't recognized. HOw can i do a system restore from command prompt?
be advised i can't do a reinstall from xp disk as i got a prompt my
product key isn't valid..i don't know why and now when i boot from hard drive I perpetually get to winxp startp screens. help...please
 

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I am trying to install windows Xp Home Edition Oem on a computer that has a partial installation of windows 2000 professional on it. When I say partial installation was I was not able to complete the setup since the cd key wasnt working. So now I have a windows Xp Home Edition Oem Cd and I want to format the Hard drive to install it but not matter what I try even if I boot from the win Xp cd windows 2000 tries to load and it restarts the setup for windows 2000 I wan to start the Xp cd so I can reformat the drive and install it.

Any suggestions.

A:State of Limbo

http://www.bootdisk.com/

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when my vista was up and running i tried and tried and i could never get my compaq presario vista to accept a after market graphic card which always puzzled me cuz the brand came out with a pcie slot but vista wouldnt accept it.  i was wondering if any other vista gamer users had that same issue?

A:Just out of curiosity cause the my vista is in limbo right now.

really?  everybodies but my vista machine had no issuses installing a graphic card like nvidia or amd into there pcie slot?

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Hi there. I downloaded a windows 8 pro today, to get in on the special pricing that expires 1/31/13.
Microsoft upgrade assistant makes it that it is meant for the PC I downloaded it into. However, I wanted to buy it to install on a PC which is not in my home. Now all the download info is sitting in a folder called 'websetup'. I've got the key, and of course my c-card was charged. What now? Can I use that setup on that other PC? Is there a different way to handle it at this point? Thanks in advance.

A:Downloaded Upgrade in limbo

Hello Gallicbear,

Double check using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to see if you may have the hidden C:\ESD folder to use to create an ISO file with to use to create a Windows 8 installation DVD or USB with.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ad-create.html

Afterwards, you could use the DVD or USB to do a clean install on the other PC.

Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Most of the time, when I cut and paste to an internal or external folder, the copy and paste goes in to limbo. It get's stuck on estimating how long it would take to finish the file transfer. If I kill the process from Task Manager, the Desktop goes away.

I've Googled the problem and it seem's like a lot of people are having the same problem and with no real soutions.

What I've done so far:
1. Scan for spyware
2. Widows Update
3. Scan for viruses
 

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Hi All,

I've done searching for "verifying DMI pool" but I have a few more questions than those threads will satisfy, so I hope this post is not too redundant.

I have an old windows 98 (1st edition) PC with an IDE drive in it. I want to retrieve files off of it (nothing is backed up, whoo!) but there seems to be some corruption with the cd drivers and it doesn't have USB drivers installed, so I figured I would pop the drive out and use a IDE-USB adapter that I have used to pull data off HDs in the past.

I plugged the drive in and got it to spin up, but XP machine would not mount the drive (it showed up in device manager, but not disk management). I figured that was odd, so I popped it back in the original machine to see what the deal was. Now it just hangs at "verifying DMI pool" and I am a little afraid that I have bricked the darn thing.

This is what I have tried so far:

1. Re seating all cables
2. Setting bios to default
3. Resetting CMOS

The drive does get power (I can hear it spinning up).
The bios is old (far older than me) so It is missing a lot of the features mentioned in other threads i've found.
When I tried to change the master/slave options in the bios it did get past verifying DMI pool, but then it just hung at that screen indefinitely.

I'm not sure how what I did (hooking it up to the IDE adapter) I really need to get the data off the drive somehow. The OS is of little matter, I just need to get documents and ... Read more

A:Verifying DMI Pool Limbo

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I was having trouble installing the Bisoncam NB pro drivers on my laptop. When trying to reinstall I choose the remove option. The program crashed in the middle. Now it gives 3 options, modify, repair, remove. When I choose to repair, modify, or remove it thinks the program is not installed. It will not give me the option to install.

The program does not show in control panal delete programs. I tried going through the registry and deleting all instances of bisoncam.

Thanks

A:Install/Uninstall Limbo

Try going back with system restore to a time prior to your changes.

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Hey, guys.

I recently purchased a D-Link DI-624 108 Mbps Router and a D-Link DWL-G520 108 Mbps PCI Adapter. I use Comcast as my cable internet provider. In the home office hardlinked to the router I have a Dell Deminsion 800 mhz PIII with 384 MB RAM and an 80 GIG hard drive. I run Norton 2004 Professional AV, Spybot S&D, Spywareblaster, Adaware, and ZoneAlarm Pro. All are updated and current. The desktop in one of the bedrooms with the wireless card is a Compaq 400 mhz PII with 256 MB RAM and an 80 GIG hard drive. I have ZoneAlarm running on it with the free McAfee Virus offered by AOL (I plan on changing this as soon as I get reliable Internet connection to it).

This is the problem. I routinely receive DNS error messages on both computers when attempting to use IE to access the internet. Functionality returns after both cable modem and router have been unplugged and restarted. Mail and automatic downloads will still function during DNS errors. I have contacted D-Link Tech support twice about this issue. We walked through some resets and changing of the router settings. On the second call, the rep said it was a ZoneAlarm issue and that there was nothing else D-Link would do. I find this interesting as the router software shipped with a 30-day trial of ZoneAlarm Pro on the disk, but that's another discussion for another time.

I have scoured the ZoneAlarm website for answers, and none have seemed to work. Any ideas? The computer in the home office seems to be workin... Read more

A:Wireless Networking Limbo

I would completly uninstall zonealarm on all machines until you get everything up and running then put it back on asap.
 

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I submitted a more comprehensive set of symptoms here
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/587194/update-error-0x800705b4-and-attendant-bugs/
but did not get any replies.
In an effort to see some progress, I post this to see if anyone has any method for forcing either the start or shutdown on wususerv. For over a week, despite multiple shutdowns and restarts and attempts at update, and whatever type of fixes you can imagine, wusaservehas stated that it is either starting or stopping and to try whatever I'm doing later. Try to start? try later. Try to end? Try later. Try to update? wuauserv starting try again later.
Is this something that will necessitate a hard format and reinstall? Is there a way to shut down or startup that forces wuauserv? Any tips appreciated.

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All,I have been having trouble with my computer recently. A combination of some RAM going bad and viruses.While running in safe mode (MSCONFIG, checked /SAFEMODE on boot.ini tab) and using Anti Virus and Spyware remover software, the system crashed in the middle of an attempted repair. After that booting the PC produced a message saying the windows installation was corrupt and could be repaired using the original installation disc. I figured out some RAM was bad by booting with an Ubuntu boot disc and performing a memory check. I am guessing the bad RAM caused the system to crash.I pull the installation disc out of the filing cabinet, boot from the CD/DVD drive, and begin the repair. All goes swimmingly until the repair needs to reboot the system so the setup can continue. The system reboots, starts Windows XP in safemode, tries to continue the repair/setup and pops up a modal dialog stating setup cannot run in safemode, and the system will reboot. All I can do is click "OK" in the dialog, and immediately the reboot happens. The PC reboots, windows starts in safemode, tries to continue setup, has to reboot, etc...I am not sure how to get out of this cycle. Ideally I would like to restart NOT in safemode, but I do not get a chance to change the setting back once windows start. I do not know of a way, prior to windows starting to force normal mode.I am about to try setting bios again to boot using the CD/DVD, but instead of running a repair, do a ... Read more

A:Windows Xp Repair / Safemode In Limbo

All,Ideally I would like to restart NOT in safemode, but I do not get a chance to change the setting back once windows start. I do not know of a way, prior to windows starting to force normal mode.Any help is appreciated.Thank you,KevinYou have to replace the boot.ini file from Recovery Console:http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproble...pairbootini.htm

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During the computer turning on, I picked up the keyboard and accidentally pressed a key that apparently starts system recovery.

The system recovery hasn't yet started but it refuses to allow me to cancel.

Picture related
http://s14.postimg.org/v1kkkf1xs/20150129_211455.jpg

I'm stuck on that screen.

If I press next, all my files are deleted. If I press cancel, it asks "cancel and reboot?" and when I click yes on that, the reboot takes me right back into this screen.

I'm unsure of how long I can keep the computer turned on, and on this screen, so this is somewhat urgent.

PLEASE HELP!

A:URGENT! System Recovery Limbo

Try hitting f8 on start up and select normal boot.

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dear wise friends,

i just went on my old system (windows xp) to back up the last of my files on it before sending it out to pasture, and so i held ctrl to select a few files, right clicked and clicked "cut" and went to right click > paste them to my backup media, and... i had no idea how messed up this computer was----------------when i right click to show the menu so i can "paste," paste is not visible ...i've also tried clicking edit at the top of the window's frame and paste is not visible there either, and basically the computer is hardly performing any functions - i was able, after 5 tries, to establish a connection to the internet (but no web pages work, and if i minimize the aol window - or ANY window, it doesn't minimize to the tool bar, it goes invisible - having me thinking i've closed it ...but when that happened with aol, i tried to restart aol and the aol window appeared, still signed on...) ...i'm telling you this because i am scared that my computer's so bad off that it will not ever be possible to paste the files and, that i've lost them while trying to do the right thing, back them up (( ...............there are ghost images of the files still on my desktop, i wish that means they still somehow exist but, i'm not getting my hopes up...
i can't touch that computer until i find out the fate of my files ...can someone please help me? my tummy is tied in knots!!! ~princi
 

A:Solved: i can cut but not paste , my files are in LIMBO , PLEASE HELP, PLEASE!!!

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I am having masive problems with the playback of wave files, I used to be able to play them now I can't what I was doing was converting mp3 files to wave files and it worked great, then installed a few games and everything went to hell, so I wiped my system (I wanted to anyway) and reinstalled everything like I had before except for the games still no progress , they start to play then they stop if i skip a few seconds they start to play again I installed Direct X 7.0 and it made a difference by a few seconds of extra play but I feel it's something else but can't figure it out, I am pretty experienced with PC's but am baffled on this one someone PLEASE HELP!
 

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Had to restore machine using HP Recovery; all is wonderful now except that at login username "Administrator" is no longer an option. Trying user manager from control panel attempt to create "Administrator" and get "That account already exists". Any ideas how I can regain access to "Administrator"?

A:Administrator account access limbo

If XP Home, reboot to safe mode.
If XP Pro, press CTRL+ALT+DEL twice at the Welcome screen. This brings up the classic login box. Type in Administrator for the user name, and enter the password. If there is no password, just leave that box blank.

The Administrator account will only appear on the Welcome screen if there are no other accounts on the PC (or you edit the registry to allow it)
You can use TwqeakUI or manually edit the registry.
See the section Hide Users from the Welcome Screen on this page.

HTH

Jerry

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I'm still not sure what happened but a few weeks ago all of my tiles disappeared. I did a clean boot, but did not find any issue. I then refreshed my PC, but the problem still persists. All the apps that I had downloaded before 'the disappearance' are in my windows store as 'already installed.' But when I search, they are not installed on my computer. When I swipe down to 'My Apps' in the Windows Store and hit install from that menu, it says 'installing', it completes 'installing' but alas the app is still no where to be found on my computer.
This is only happening for apps that were previously installed before the incident, new apps install fine.

Any help would be appreciated!

A:Previously downloaded apps are now in limbo

Are you using 8 or 8.1?

BTW, "Welcome to the Eight Forums." . . .

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Windows7 sp1 OEM
It's a madhouse.

I got a virus, & so I used that as an excuse to clean out the PC, get it organized & start fresh. So I went to this AAAAWWWFUL 34-part guide on about.com to learn how to clean out my harddrive & reinstall windows. It basically said "Stick the disk in & follow the directions, but keep reading this tutorial for important details that will mysteriously never be revealed". (Which I did.)

I deleted the partitions (one main drive & then the special one that's put aside for the system). The installation process began, the computer restarted a couple of times, & that was about it. Now I just get this black screen with a mouse pointer. I let that go on for about half an hour before I suspected it wasn't normal & restarted the process.

The thing is, I still get the Windows7 startup screen at the beginning. It's like it halfway installed. But there's nothing to work with aside from a black screen & a mouse pointer. I could really use some help, here.....

UPDATE
now I'm getting the Windows Error Recovery screen...the one that says it didn't shut down properly & asks if I'd like to start normally, or in safe mode, etc. Whatever I choose, I get the black screen & pointer.

UPDATE
I tried starting in SafeMode today, & it got as far as loading Sys32/Drivers before an animated screen came up saying it was preparing my computer for first-time use. Then a notice popped up saying it can't finish installin... Read more

A:Installation limbo - black screen with pointer

I can get as far as step 10 in the tutorial I found here
Clean Install Windows 7[2]=General%20Tips

but then after the restart I just get a black screen & pointer.

If I try to restart it in SafeMode now, this is what I get:
Any clues? I'd really appreciate it...I've gotta get some work done...

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I hope this is the right forum, I appologise if it's not and would welcome any suggestions about where else I might look for help.

I'll start by quoting my OP from another forum:

So I just picked up a new SATA hard drive and installed it in my computer. To do so I shut down my machine, unplugged everything, plugged the 2nd HDD into the power supply and motherboard leaving the original HDD as is, replugged everything, and switched on my machine. Then at startup it became unresponsive. The screen just has the big Dell logo, "Dell DXP051 Series", and down the bottom a status bar paused at 'BIOS Revision A07'. I can't enter BIOS settings or anything like that.

So after nothing happened for a few minutes I switched the computer off, opened it up, and unplugged the new HDD from the motherboard, power up again, and the machine just goes straight to the same page. Repeat the process plugging the new HDD in place of the old one and the exact same thing happens.

FWIW, I'm 90% sure the startup process usually has a screen or two before the one I'm stuck at, but when I switch on my machine it just goes straight to it, so there's no option to enter BIOS settings or anything like that. Also, on the front panel of my computer there are two backlit lights on '1' and '4'. I have no idea what they are, I'd never noticed them before. '2' and '3' light up and alternate when I first power on, but ... Read more

A:Install new HDD --> break computer (computer stuck on startup screen)

Perhaps you could post your system info ?
 

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My computer stuck every time I'm restarting him. Let's say I turn on my computer, after max 5 minutes he getting stuck, doesn't matter what am I doing... I tried to take off the ram and plugged in and the same, computer is getting stuck.
What do I need to do?
Thank you.

A:Computer stuck

Hi try the info here How to configure Windows XP to start in a "clean boot" state

How to perform advanced clean-boot troubleshooting in Windows XP

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Have Win 2000 Opened IE 6.0, uncontrolled pop-ups and program "ChatNow" installed on desktop.Opened in safe mode. Got help in partially cleaning registry of obvious bad entries.Ran Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D: Can't get rid of SurfSideKick and Apropos or eliminate "repairs.dll" in Registry (it resets itself).Help much appreciated.RickHJT log follows:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 3:10:14 PM, on 10/2/2005Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exeC:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exeC:\WINNT\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\HJT\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://www.searchtheworld4you.com/sp2.phpR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.searchtheworld4you.com/sp2.phpR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.searchtheworld4you.com/sp2.phpR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start... Read more

A:computer stuck

Welcome to the forum. I am checking your log now and will return as soon as I have researched all the items. While we are working together, please .... Reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic. If you are unsure of what to do, stop and ask! Don't keep going on. Be patient. HijackThis logs take some time to research.Please note the following: I will be working on your Malware issues: This may or may not, solve other issues you may have with your machine. The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine. Please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine is clear. (Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.) The process may take considerable time.

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Frist of all thanks for the assistance.
This issue has been going on for quite some time.
Each time I mistook the issue as a virus to trojan.
I started tracking things down. No spyware, virus.
Booted to safe mode issue resolved.
Disabled most all the devices. Restored 1 at a time.
If in enable TCPIP my computer goes nuts (100% utilization).
I read here to try a static IP. I have not tried that yet.
Does anyone know what maybe killing my system with I enable TCPIP
I have a small home network, a network printer and 2 routers.
Nothing new has been installed and no new hardware.
Thanks

Michael

A:computer stuck at 100%

BTW I do not know how to assign static IP's

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Hello
Tech support guy, I have a gateway desktop with the windows 7 it is stuck on
Saying setup is starting services, I do not have my origional windows 7 setup disk
What do I need to do to get my computer up and running again.

Please help
 

A:computer stuck

Howdy, have you tried this

Last Known Good Configuration
Re start your PC
Immediately on startup start tapping F8
About every second before the window screens
You should see a black screen with white writing
Use your arrow keys to select "Last Known Good Configuration"
Press Enter

 

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My question is a lot like Matttt's "Problem with new computer" in the Archive:Hardware & Peripherals. Trying to build a computer put it all together and when I went to turn it on I got no display what so ever and the internal speaker kept giving me beeps one at a time with the same intervals of time between each beep. I tried taking out all but the video card (which is a Voodoo4 4500 AGP). It didn't detect the FDD, I'm short an IDE cable for another day or so, I tried going to both the CD-Rom and the HDD, nothing from the HDD but the CD-Rom lit up. I've tried unhooking everything but what is need and no diff. What should I do? I'm going to get another video card from a friend soon but is there anything else I could try?
 

A:stuck with new computer

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erm hi......i hope u guys can help me....after i start up my computer,it always stuck at the desktop...i can enter my window but when i try to click folder or anything my keyboard and mouse is not responding....i need to turn off the com for a few times until it will not stuck.....but after a few minutes i use my computer then my mouse and keyboard will not responding again =.=''...can sum1 help me with this problem....i dunno what's wrong with my com..i try to format my computer but the problem is still unsolved...=( thx~

A:computer always stuck

sum1 please help me.....what should i do? >.<

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My computer is stuck in a particular screen and it says:
 
pbr 1...done [xldr] ata error
 
How can I get this cleared up?

A:Computer is stuck

Hi goose, see from Dell thread http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3524/p/19128889/19251875.aspx

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I was going to format my computer. So I started the process and I'm not sure what happened except now it is saying its doing a recovery partitian and it's stuck. It wont do anything. I can hit F1 at the beginning of start up and it will go into that section...but that's it. If I dont have a recovery disk in when I start the computer up, nothing happens. I'll apologize in advance for any headaches my problem..or inability to understand causes. :-) Please if anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you in advance.

Deborah

A:Need Help My Computer is stuck

When you say you are going to format your PC, do you mean you want to start fresh? Have you already backed up your data? If you are looking to start fresh, here's a very good checklist for you.


The Windows? XP Installation Check List.
1. The Windows? XP SP2-CD (naturally)

2. Darik's Boot N Nuke?..A Disc wiping Utility; or alternatively... Killdisk?. (Click the coloured Links).

3. Please read this guide...A Step-by-Step Installation Guide with explanations for each step of the installation.

4. The Motherboard CD that contains all the necessary Drivers etc.

A few tips:
a. Darik's Boot N Nuke will take about 4? hours to completely wipe the Drive; however, this will vary depending on how big the Drive is. (That estimate is for a 80Gb HDD). Wiping the HDD this way will give you the best chance of a 'clean' uninterrupted installation.

b. When you get to Figure 7 in 'The Guide', you can create more than one partition here by simply telling Windows? how big you want it. Should you do decide to create an extra partition, it will not be active until you do so after the installation is over and done with...we can give you guidance as to how this is done, so partition away if you wish.

c. Once the installation is finished, with all the Motherboard Drivers installed, and Internet connected, I strongly recommend that you install a reputable Anti Virus program firs... Read more

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I just bought an Hp Flyer Windows 10 notebook yesterday. After pick up I sat down and tried to put my info in the computer as it always asks before starting a computer. however, once I got to the year I was born the screen went completely blue. I then turned it off and turned it back on and I have been stuck on a blue screen saying "just a moment..." for almost a day now. I have not even gotten to the home page. please help.

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My computer recently broke, would stop on a blue screen saying UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME, if I ran safe mode it would stop at classpnp.sys however now after switching SATA to compatability mode it allowed me to use startup repair and after about 2 hours of startup repair the computer has managed to boot. It got to the login screen but I could not click on my profiles, then after 10 minutes the profiles disappeared and after another 10 minutes they reappeared and I could click on them. I entered my password and now it has been stuck on a screen just saying welcome with the spinning loading symbol and has been stuck for about an hour.

Should I just leave it longer?

Thank you for any help.

I've now managed to log in in safe mode but still can not in normal mode.

A:Computer Stuck On Welcome

Hello BlueMirror, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please go ahead and read the link below to post back with the needed information for someone to hopefully be able to help later with it.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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//Mod edit: To split HJT log away from post here > http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/79251/trying-to-get-rid-of-virusburst-computer-now-stuck/Thanks for the USB option to get HJT log.It took awhile but the log is below.I did not understand the part of your post about EDIT, COMPLETE EDIT, etc.Here is my log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:00:42 AM, on 1/29/2007Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.00 SP4 (5.00.2920.0000)Running processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINNT\system32\cisvc.exeC:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Antivirus 2007\pavsrv50.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Antivirus 2007\AVENGINE.EXEC:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Antivirus 2007\PsImSvc.exeC:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exeC:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exeC:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exeC:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exeC:\WINNT\Explorer.EXEC:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\MsgSys.EXEC:\WINNT\system32\atiptaxx.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exeC:\PROGRA~1\NavNT\vptray.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe... Read more

A:Trying To Get Rid Of Virusburst--computer Now Stuck

Hi ally1350,Sorry for the delay. I see one process that may indicate an infection. You also have processes from two different anitiviruses that could be causing the problems you describe as well. My guess is that Norton was unsuccessfully uninstalled as it left one process behind that is still running and there is usually many more when it is properly installed and used. Can you confirm this and that Panda is what you are using now?Please go here and perform step six. You'll have to transfer the file over to the affected computer. Let me know if you have any problem with running Stinger, and I also want you to run Sysclean.Use the following instructions to get the Sysclean folder set up properly, then transfer it to you USB drive or whatever you use and then move the SysClean folder to the harddrive of the affected system. Make sure you run it in safe mode and post the log back here when done:Before we start fixing anything you should print out these instructions or copy them to a NotePad file so they will be accessible. Some steps will require you to disconnect from the Internet or use Safe Mode and you will not have access to this page.Download Sysclean Package & save it to your desktop.Create a new folder on drive "C:\" and rename it Sysclean - (C:\Sysclean).Place the sysclean.com inside that folder.Then download the latest Virus Pattern Files - (Pattern files are usually named lptxxx.zip, where xxx is the pattern file number)Extract (unzip) the lptxxx.zip patte... Read more

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As my computer was rebooting from me uninstalling my printer I accidentally shut the power off on the power strip cord. When it boots it stops at the black screen with slave disk and master disk is disabled, I was able to go in and enable those but it still won't go past this screen. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas what could be the problem?

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Hi! 
 
I'm not really sure how to explain what's happened to my computer so I'll start with what I tried to do.  I was low on memory so I was attempting to delete some programs and such to create more room.  I downloaded a program ( the name escapes me) that was supposed to delete temporary files and duplicate files on your computer that you may or may not have been aware of as to create space if you don't have many programs to delete.  The problem came after the program (duplicate file deletion) did the first scan of my C: Drive.  I thought that it would only bring up erroneus programs but once I sent the supposed duplicates to the recycle bin I got an error message that stated I may have removed files critical to my operating system to function properly.  So, before I permanently deleted anything out of my recycle bin I restarted my computer to see if it would upload correctly and validate that I was ok emptying my recycle bin.  This is where the problem starts:
 
After the computer starts it loops between the dell screen and the xps screen.  It looks like it's loading correctly then it loops. I tried restoring to previous settings but I couldn't figure it out and I'm not sure if I've damaged my sysem beyond repair. 

A:Computer stuck on a loop

The problem came after the program (duplicate file deletion) did the first scan of my C: Drive.
I downloaded a program ( the name escapes me) that was supposed to delete temporary files and duplicate files

Hi -
This sounds like a typical case of downloading a Registry Cleaner Program that has made your system almost unusable.
Are you able to start the computer in Safe Mode (would prefer Safe Mode with Networking).
 
I am unable to find the program you refer to, but any more information you have would be very good -
 
If you need directions for Safe Mode, please ask and we can post them.

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My mother needed her pc fixed, so she took it to get it fixed. I asked her how much the computer was to be to fix it she said like 100 something dollars and the people were just going to put in a new psu. I had an extra Psu and told her I could do it for free. After I installed it and turned on the Pc it loaded fine and it came up as an installation of Xp, even though Xp was already installed and working fine before hand. I decided to let it run its coarse. I came back in like 30 minutes to check on it, and it said something like "We need Xp installation disk 2, to finish.". I don't that disk it's asking for, I wanted to cancel it and install a copy of Win7 anyways.

Is there a way to cancel the installation? Or do I have to finish it? and if so where can I find the stuff online to put on the disk to finish it?

Thanks
- Gnome

A:Computer stuck on XP install

Hi -
1/ Can you list the Make and Model please -

2/ Do you have a Genuine XP Microsoft CD ?

3/ Have you already purchased a Windows7 DVD set ?

Thank You -

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Hello everyone, last night my computer started acting funny, I got an error in AVG Update Manager saying update failed so I uninstalled it (btw it was AVG 2012 Free Version). I then installed AVG 2013 Free Version w/30 free trial of the complete version, I installed last night. I had no problems after doing this last night. So a couple of hours ago I turned on the computer and everything worked fine, no issues starting up, I have no programs running and decide to shut the computer down when it froze during shut down so I did a reset by holding the power button for a few seconds.

I restarted and ran in safe mode with no problems so I decide to run an AVG Command Line Scanner and this is what came up after it finished running and logged the report.....

AVG 2013 Anti-Virus command line scanner
Copyright © 1992 - 2012 AVG Technologies
Program version 2013.0.2667, engine 2013.0.2579
Virus Database: Version 2579/5763 2012-09-11
02:27:12 Error 0xe0010058:
c:\Documents and Settings\
02:27:38 Error 0xe0010058:
c:\ProgramData\Desktop\
02:27:38 Error 0xe0010058:
c:\ProgramData\Documents\
02:27:38 Error 0xe0010058:
c:\ProgramData\Favorites\
02:27:53 Error 0xe0010058:
c:\ProgramData\Templates\
02:27:53 Error 0xe0010058:
c:\System Volume Information\
02:27:53 Error 0xe0010058:
c:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\History\
02:27:53 Error 0xe0010058:
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A:Computer Stuck at Welcome Screen

I am haveing a similar experience. Trojans were variants of Crypt_s.XX

Currently seeing affects like illegible text on Outlook, and Active Windows frame changed from original color to black.

Removed AVG 2012, and installed AVG 2013, running command line scan in Safe mode, and getting the Error 0xe0010053.

Any help is much appreciated.

Have run TM Housecall, and have run Spybot S&D scan and immunize.

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I bought a brand new Acer Aspire AX3960-U4102 Desktop PC and after a little over a month, it started crashing every 5 seconds. I thought it was a virus, and decided to custom install Windows 7 Ultimate on it, before I decided to use the recovery discs. I succeeded, but overnight it wouldn't boot and I decided to try to install Windows 7 on it again, but this time, it does not show that I have any drives to install it on. Therefore, I don't have an operating system or a means to install an operating system.

Can anyone help me install an operating system? It doesn't specifically have to be Windows 7.

Intel 2nd Gen Core i3-2100 3.1GHz, 4GB DDR3, 1TB HDD
 

A:My Computer is Stuck in Purgatory

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hello friends iam new to this forum and i came here because my system stuck sometime at this point
i will post images here to show where my system stucks
i found one solution of this that when it happens i removed the CMOS and again
fitted it so BIOS get reset and i didn't get this problem
sometime when this problem occur i turned off my computer and after 1 -2 hrs it again woring
but sometime both the above solutin didn't work

this are the images where my computer stucks








my system confguration
160gb hdd,512 ddr1 ram,2.66ghz p4

tell me what's the permanent solution of my problem

A:my computer stuck at this points

Can you recall any changes you made immediately before this problem occurred?

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Hello support

Since this morning I have quite a huge problem.
I tried starting my computer normally and it booted just fine, but in Windows the Error message popped up:
"Not support this model" (with a huge string in the top bar of the pop up (which I do not recall))

I had this error once in the past I think on Windows 7 and remembered it had something to do with the ASRock Mainboard I have in the computer and didn't mind the error too much as I knew I fixed it back then already.
But my mouse didn't work. I tried plugging it in and out a few times in different USB slots, but it remained dark.
So as every IT expert ( -,- ) I simply tried restarting the computer as this seems to usually solve my problems, but there the real problems started to begin.

It simply didn't turn off and got stuck in the "Shutting down...." - process. After a few minutes I decided it's time to hit the red button and I hard reset the computer.
And this is now where I'm stuck. If I try to boot the computer it is now stuck at the ASRock Bootscreen. I can't enter BIOS, I can't enter the boot order, I simply can't do anything (the mouse remains dark too).

One of the google searches that popped up, was that the power supply wasn't sufficient, but I doubt that's the problem in my case. But maybe it is. I hope to find a non-money-involved solution though.

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Now my laptop has started having issues and I think it's the exact same problem! I really don't have a clue what else to do, but I'm having computer withdrawals (lol). I listed all of the specs when I registered so hopefully you will be able to see them. Sorry if my paragraph is awful as well, I'm doing this on my iPhone
 

A:Computer stuck at startup

Most new computers now have a partition that is a recovery partition and one of the first recommendations is to burn your own recovery disks.
It is very possible that your computer has become infected. I suggest that you click on relpy and request this be moved to the Virus/other malware removal forum. While you wait for a moderator to do this, go to that forum and read and follow the instructions in the stickies there.
GOOD LUCK
Vicks
 

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Hi there
My computer has been a right pain recently, every time I shut it down I have to start it up 3 times each time after system restore its fine, but now its it crashes even on the screen it comes up with the startup the screen gives me a shade of red with a bar and underneith it says "Windows 7".
I keep making a noise like somethings shutting down then starting up again then shutting down.
just now I stripped my computer to switch the USBs around but its connected to the motherboard and I don't want to risk touching the motherboard.
The reason I was going to try this in the first place was because it keeps getting stuck on "SATA 1" and I looked it up so run out of ideas now.
Any ideas?

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Hi DoomFlood

If you are in a Startup Loop take a look at this link here

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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A:computer stuck in logging off

Shut down the computer, Remove the battery. Wait a few minutes and start the computer with just the power adapter attached. If this works, shut down the computer and re-attach the battery and restart it again.

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A:Computer is stuck on the very first pahe.

If W7 or under try starting in safe mode with networking by tapping f8 as the computer starts.. If it works ok on there you can look for problems in device manager or how much disk space there is left. If you get in there run disk clean up to see if it removes much.

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A:My computer is stuck on welcome screen. Help !

Maroonblue,
The update was a large one and had like 14 or 15 sections. I would turn the system on and leave it for at least 10 minutes and then report back if it didn't eventually move past the loading stages. If anything I would try to restore back to before the updates when the system was working as normal. Then from there check for updates and proceed installing the suggested updates.

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It went to the Windows 7 login screen after I turned it back on and it has the administrator login thing. When ever I click it, it says it has been disabled. There's no where else I can go from there.

it did however let me boot it into safe mode.

So I'm just wondering how I can get it back to windows vista which it was originally.

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I was able to login and it gave me a 30 day trial..So when it's gone I'm basically screwed unless I buy windows 7

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thanks
 

A:Computer stuck at turn on!

try removing ram and reinserting it did for me long time back
 

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I haven't tried much to get it out as it is a nice video card and I don't want to break it. I couldn't care less about the monitor though, once I get it disconnected I'm getting rid of it.

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Hi,

I have this Asus with windows xp. When I switch it on, the only thing I can see is the wall paper. I dont see any icons or even the start bar. Nothing.
And also before this happened, the computer used to jam all the time and was very slow, I cant understand whats going on. Any help would be highly appreciated.

Many thanks

Mike

A:My computer is stuck with a wallpaper

Hello Mike

It looks like you have a malware problem.

Try booting into Safe Mode.

If that does not help
When at desktop press CTRL + ALT + DEL to open Task Manager
File/New Task (Run) and type in
explorer.exe
OK

Does this bring back your Start Menu?

If you can access the system now you will have to get the infection cleaned out
Please read this article? "Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? - First Steps"; follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum.

Please ensure that you create a new thread in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum; not back here in this one.
(Please change the new Thread Subscription to ?Instant Email Notification? so that you receive an email as soon as a reply is posted,)

When carrying out The 5 Steps, if you cannot complete any of them for whatever reason, just continue on with the next one until they are all completed.
However,it is extremely important to make mention of the fact that you could not complete any of the steps in your post to The HJT Help Forum; where an Analyst will assist you with other workarounds.

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

Good Luck

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Hi welcome to Windows Central. W10 has several ways to fix issues. My suggestion would be to get to the Advanced Start ups. There you will have several options to fix your issues. If you need more help please join the forum. Advanced startup offers a number of different ways in which you can troubleshoot and fix your PC, and because problems can strike from many different scenarios, Microsoft provides several methods to access these options. How to access 'Advanced startup' options on Windows 10 to troubleshoot and fix your PC ? PUREinfoTech Join the Windows Central Community!

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I do have the windows vista operating system disk, but no other disks for the computer.
I really really would appreciate some help with this because I def. don't have the money to take this in to get repaired, much less for a new computer.
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A:Computer stuck on the very first screen

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Hello alsade1,

I apologise for the delay, the forum is busy.

If you still need help, post a new HijackThis log.

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So i just recently purchased a new computer and i got that blue screen so i decided to reformat. when i boot from the cd it gets to the screen inquiring if i want to install windows (enter), repair windows (r), and one other option.

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I think its examining my hard drive but it wont get past there. i left it on overnight and nothing changed from that screen.

I reformatted my laptop right after this to see if it was an issue with the cd but my laptop reformatted just fine.

Both the cd and OS are windows xp for both the laptop and desktop. I just reformatted my laptop to test the cd and make sure it was good.

Is there any way i can reformat my computer without wiping my hd? i have it partitioned right now and would like to save the stuff on my other partition since i didnt get a chance to back it up before my computer died.

Please help me resolve this situation, if more info is needed please just let me know and ill find whatever i can. Thanks!

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anyone? please, your help would be much appreciated.

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hi

When I switch it on, the only thing I can see is the wall paper. I dont see any icons or even the start bar. plz help me

A:My computer is stuck with a wallpaper

Sounds like Explorer.exe is not starting.

Hit ctrl alt and delete together. This will open task manager. Click "Applications" and "New Task". Type explorer.exe. This should start your desktop.

When you restart your pc it may not start again. I'm not sure how to fix it I'm afraid.

EDIT-> A repair instal might help if you have an xp installation disc.

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Did you try to reinstall video driver?

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every 24 hours or so my computer completely stucks - the desktop doesn't respond at all,
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sometimes when i use IE i get a few popups even if i only open google.
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can someone help please?
thanx, bobbylong
 

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Hi there, well, first off I'll tell you what I was doing before this started happening, a few minutes ago I was playing World of Warcraft, alt tabbed out, went to start, tryed to open control pannel, then firefox, at this time the computer froze, I had to plug pull to get out.

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Hello

My computer crashed and I did reinstall win xp home. As i was updating it with the windows service pack 2 the computer crashed again. This time though it reboots but goes to a screen that says to start in safe mode or normal. Now here is whats wrong the wireless keyboard does not allow me to to use the keys . I also have tried a non-wireless key board and still can not use the keys. So how do I get around needing to hit a key to either reinstall win xp or fix win xp without having the use of a keyboard?

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If you can access the BIOS...I suggest going into the BIOS and ensuring that the default settings are engaged. This should set the system up to use a non-wireless keyboard and you should be able to take it from there.

Louis

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Looking for some help:

I am currently on my laptop because my desptop computer is stuck.
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Ally
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Welcome to BC Since you are stuck in removing Virusburst, I suggest you create an HJT log. You can find the directions near the end of this guide.Create a new topic in this forum, not here and give it a good descriptive title. Briefly summarize what the problems are, what you have done to try to solve it, and what worked and didn't work and paste in your HJT log.After you post your log, DO NOT make any further changes to your computer: deleting files, editing the registry, using special fix tools, installing or uninstalling software etc. as this will make it more difficult for the HJT team to help you.Please be patient as the HJT team is very busy. DO NOT bump your log as the team may think that someone is already helping you. If you have not had a response in five days, add a response to the five days no response topic and paste in the link to your thread.Orange Blossom

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Please do not create duplicate threads. Continue here: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/1062505-my-computer-stuck-wallpaper.html
 

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So i just recently purchased a new computer and i got that blue screen so i decided to reformat. when i boot from the cd it gets to the screen inquiring if i want to install windows (enter), repair windows (r), and one other option.

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I think its examining my hard drive but it wont get past there. i left it on overnight and nothing changed from that screen.

I reformatted my laptop right after this to see if it was an issue with the cd but my laptop reformatted just fine.

Please help me resolve this situation, if more info is needed please just let me know and ill find whatever i can. Thanks!

A:Help! Computer stuck when reformatting

Is this an XP cd and Vista was the OS that was on the laptop? I would try to do a full wipe of my hard drive without using an install CD. Try something like DBAN. That should wipe it pretty good.

LINK: http://www.dban.org/download

PS
You could also run some Diag tools on the hard drive to make sure that it isn't bad. I would use Hiren's for this.
LINK:http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd

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My computer is stuck On the wallpaper and no deckshop icons or the start button . Only the mouse and I tried to right click and it doesn't show up . I also tried Crtl+Alt+Del also didn't work , I also tried Ctrl+Alt+Esc also didn't work and I also tried F8 when i would restart my computer and it would be stuck on a black screen and a little line at the left top . And it's been like this for days, also before this all happend I downloaded this file called Flypn or something like that and my anti- virus detected that it was virus and it deleted it but I still saw the file so I deleted it by myself and this happend. Help? And it wOnt do any thing if I press anything on the keyboard .
 

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Hi out there in cyberworld
Computer is a HP Pavilion dv8230us laptop running XP media center service pack 2, I am using webroot spysweeper with virus protection and webroot desktop firewall.
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Hi Friends,

Once again I need your Help for my Desktop Computer. It is a 2.0 GHz, 512DDR2 PCI Express VGA 1.0 Ghz PC800 Memory in the Unit. This unit was assembled recently with a New Cassing with a Power Supply of 250 W. At first, we ran the Unit without the PCI Express Card with Windows Xp and the Unit was really flying high with no Problems. But yesterday, we installed a new PCI Express Card and the Unit got stuck, however I changed the Power Supply to 400w and the Unit started as Normal with Windows xp Opening, but ... however .. when it completes after a minute or two .. the machine gets stuck and
you could not move the mouse nor the Keyboard at all.

By the Way, after checking the Inside, found that when you now touch the Hard disk, it is very hot
and the same with the DVD Rom, which means that the Computer is getting heated up now with the
New PCI Express Card.

Could anyone Help me on what I should do to get this Machine back on Track Again.

Thanks for your Kind Assistance.

Best Regards
 

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The Motherboard Socket is the Pentium 478 Intel Celeron Processor.
WIth the Memory of 1GB (PC533) Memory Installed.
The Speed reads at 2.53 Ghz.

And the New PCI Express Card is as follows.

GeForce 9400 GT
GDDR2 512 Mb ( 128 Bit ) Ram
Minimum 300W or greater System Power Supply

Hope this Information Helps ???

Thanks
 

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