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windows vista not booting to logon screen, stops at loading bar screen

Q: windows vista not booting to logon screen, stops at loading bar screen

Hi guys, i use a sony vaio laptop, model VGN-NR11S/S, with windows vista home premium installed. I noticed that when booting with a CD in it, it stops at the loading bar screen (black screen) and does not continue booting except i remove the CD.

The problem now is that it does not boot beyond the loading bar screen anymore with or without a CD in the system. I cant use the system again, i need suggestions to get the system functioning. Thanks.

A: windows vista not booting to logon screen, stops at loading bar screen

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Computer: Not with the computer in question now, but here are some general specs. Running Windows Vista 32 bit Home Premium on a pretty cheap desktop Emachine T series 3626 which came with 1g of ram and 150g of free space.

Issue: After loading bios, booting from hdd, computer loses power during vista loading screen. After 4-5 tries computer does boot successfully but can lose power again at any time with no obvious reasons as to why. Computer won't even boot in safe mode.

*Note. If the computer had been running recently however, the first boot attempt is usually successful.

I have been dealing with this problem for about a month and a half now. It seemed to pop up just after I made some changes to startup config., I copied Reason 4.0 (music production program) and World of Warcraft to my 500 gig external hard drive and have ran both those programs from either my internal HDD or external HDD and also save data on both. I may have changed bios/cmos during that time but it's unlikely. About a 6 months ago I overclocked my computer, and a year ago I installed an extra 500mb of ram. Also my tower tipped over about 2 months ago while it was running but the hit wasn't hard and the computer kept running normally. I wish I could tell you exactly when this issue started and whether or not it was before or after the changes I have made in the past month and a half but I can't remember. Anyways I've tired all sorts of solutions. Here is what I can remember doing.

*Note. After... Read more

A:After loading bios, booting from hdd,computer loses power during vista loading screen

Hello BeauDDS, welcome to Vista Forums!

Please explain in detail what you mean by ...

"computer loses power during vista loading screen"

do you mean it loses all electrical power or something else?

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---Wow this is frustrating, I just got done fixing two other computers- one was helping someone else fix their computer, because they were seeking someone with basic expertise, and here I am seeking someone with higher knowledge to help me out! thanks in advance to all who contribute!--- HP Media Center M8330FWindows Vista 32 bit4GB RAM, NVIDIA graphics card, and plenty of HD spaceF9 hardware diagnastics: A-OK!Suddenly this computer decided to malfunction, without installing anything new, or updates prior to its "crashing." I'm pretty wary to spyware and virus of the like, so I am careful to what is installed and opened on this computer. But for all I know, when I was out of the house someone could have accessed the the machine, infecting it with something. I noticed before I left the house that it took a ridiculously long time to empty out the recycle bin (has anyone else had this problem in vista?). I know there were a lot of high res pictures in there, so I'm guessing quite a few gigs of deletion, but after an hour it hadn't even progressed. It said 13 minutes and appeared to be frozen, but was still moving. I restarted the computer and tried the same thing-- exact same result. <--- this is the only hint I have as to what happened, because before this everything was fine!Anyway, I got home and turned on the computer (after someone turned it off) and it just booted up the HP screen and then went to the windows logo loading page, except t... Read more

A:Windows Vista black screen, no bootup logon screen

It may be that someone didn't turn off the PC rather that it experienced a damaging event and shut down.Suggest you check the RAM - remove and reseat and try rebooting. If not successful your mother board may be damaged - nasty thought.There is also this site which may be relevant. you can get your PC going suggest you check Event Viewer. Then restore files from the recycle bin and then use SHIFT/DELETE to get rid of them, delete a small file and see if emptying the recycle bin works OKPaul

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Hey guys,

Im having exactly the same problen,

Windows XP SP2 Starts, the green blocking thing loads,
after that Black screen With a Movable cursor thats everything there is.
now ive seen the comment about using the repair function of windows,
Does this formats ur partition ur using the repair function on ? or does ist keep all its data ?

A:stops at Windows Loading Screen

tap f8 when booting and from the options try
last known good configuration

what are you running
video card
power supply

check your tempretures and voltages in the bios and post them

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when boot up my computer it will go straight through the bios and xp loading screens but whne the logon screen apperars it just freezes up with the hourglass right before you see welcome, i have reinstalled the boot drivers and it stills sits like that forever i have a big clan match for unreal tournament and I need my pc up and running

AMD Athlon xp 2200+
Windows XP Home w/ sp2
512 mb ram
128 fx5200 nvidia
40gb hd

A:Windows xp just stops at blue screen when loading

Try booting in Safe Mode by tapping function 8 a few times before Windows starts up. Then go to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Event Viewer to see if any of the logs gives a clue as to what's going on in there at startup.

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I'm going to try and describe the problem. I press the power button for my hp pavilion laptop and it starts as normally until I gets to a blue screen (not the BSOD i've learned about recently though). This blue screen has a logo of Windows XP which fades in after one second. I see my mouse pointer and I am able to move my mouse pointer but that is all. No matter how long I wait that blue screen with the windows xp logo stays there, not allowing me access to my desktop. This sux. Any suggestions or ideas? Know anything about this? My sister was the last one on it and I think that she caught a virus, I hope its something repairable though.

A:Computer stops booting at Windows Logo Screen

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Hello All,

First, let me tell you that I am clueless when it comes to windows NT (4.0 I think with SP6) and what is normal operation so I hope I don't sound too much like an idot. I just got an older Toshiba copier / printer unit that has an external computer for the printing function (SC-2 for those who know). The computer was working but now upon startup, the screen goes blue and displays some info about the system such as number of processors and amount of memory. Under that info, some dots appear indicating how the far the system is progressing. Then that's it. There is probably about 10 -15 dots and it never moves past that point but the hard drive keeps cycling. Reinstalling is currently not an option since I do not have the special software needed for the system to function. I have not done anything since I am really scared of screwing things up even worse.

If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thank you so much for the help!

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The other night I was on my computer when some strange things began to happen. Any program I tried to open would not open, and then the shortcuts on my desktop changed icons to the folder icon and the text dissapeared. I couldn't do anything, so I just figured it was some freak bug or something. I couldn't run any spyware or virus programs because it wouldn't let me open any programs. So I try to shut it down, and no matter how many times I clicked on shut down I still had to hold the button in to shut it off. Now, when I restart my computer, it seems to load just fine but when it gets to the blue screen with the windows xp logo on it, it just stops. The mouse cursor is there and I can move it but it never gets past the blue screen. I tired loading it in safe mode and it loads all the files up through mup.sys, which I have learned is the last file that loads so it is something after that. I have tried to start it using the last good configuration and still no luck. Any ideas? Do you think it is spyware/virus or just a corrupt system file?

A:Windows XP stops loading on blue screen with the xp logo

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I'v a trouble with my logon screen. My PC accidentally got shut down and few system files were affected. I'v run startup repair and then windows starts normally.

But when "Starting Windows" , "Welcome" , "Logging out" or "Shutting down" texts appear, that little green loading (spinning) circle isn't animating. This is very annoying. It's animating for nothing even in windows updates.

How do i fix this issue without doing windows repair?

Immediate replies are highly appreciated.
Thanks in advance before.

A:Windows 7 logon screen animation (loading circle) isn't animating

Welcome to Seven Forums osandakj. Have you run the System File Checker?

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I am posting on behalf of my friend because he cannot get on but he has a cracked versions of ms office 07 and his dad accidently installed the office genuine advantage and Office SP1 and now this has happened. We have tried booting in safe mode, booting off the windows vista disk and restoring the bios back to system defaults but neither of these have worked. He has Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 and his computer is an ACER Aspire.

I will be updating him with any information posted.

All help is highly appreciated.

A:Windows Vista loading screen then screen goes black

Looks like WGA got another one.
I think a format is in order.

As a side note dont put the cracked software back on.
Cheaters never prosper.

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HP laptop presario dv6000 running Windows XP Media center edition

When you turn it on, it loads all the way up to the Windows loading screen where the progress bar loads/acts normally, but the next screen is black and does not progress past this.

What I've tried:
Booting in VGA mode. Same deal.
Booting in safe mode. Starts to load the drivers/sys files, then hangs and does not progress.
Booting with "Last known good configuration". Same deal.
Hooking it up to an external monitor and doing all of the above, no change in behavior (note: when the monitor is black it doesn't go inactive - i.e. the power light is green and not orange)

Pulled the hard drive and ran checkdisk. No bad sectors.

Booted with XP CD and started the Recovery Console to attempt using some commands, but am stopped due to this error:
"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.

Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program.

Setup cannot continue. To quit Setup, press F3"

(Note: this particular laptop comes with a HP recovery partition)

I also ran the diagnostic utility included in the system's BIOS, hard disk Self test. Results:
Quick - Pass
Comprehensive - Pass
S.M.A.R.T. - Pass

This is what was happening before this happened (this is told second-hand, I wasn't aro... Read more

A:Hangs while booting after Windows loading screen

You could try a repair install.How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install

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Right I have tried a load of the things serjested but cant really find any thing that works

on first install of windows 7 (and XP when I was using it) the comp ran fine booted in less than 30secs, but over the couple of weeks it just keeps getting slower and slower now it can take anywhere between 3-5min.
once it has booted to windows log on screen it takes all of a secound to load.

I built my and my brothers comps, there both using the same Mobo/CPU I have 4GB (he has 2GB) but his computer boots faster than mine.

no problems once the comp has started apart from certain settings wont save like where I leave my Icons on DT, and screens staying maximized.

would give boot log but cant remember how to get it...

A:Booting Time, On Windows loading screen

Set a static ip for slight improvement.

Defrag with O&O while Windows is offline. Run a scheduled task with in the program to do this, for when next time Windows boots.

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I have a HP Envy that I got about a year ago, recently (yesterday) it has been not booting up. What happens is when I press the power button it loads up and goes past the hp loading screen, but when it gets the the first windows loading screen, it kinda flickers from that to a black screen, also the on screen keyboard will pop up and go down all the time. Really not sure why it is doing this, can't even get on my computer. One last thing, if I wait long enough it will pop up with an error saying "LogonUI.exe - Application Error. The exception Breakpoint. A breakpoint has been reached. (0x80000003) occurred in the application at location 0x00007FFD23A5C753. Click ok the terminate the program" if I click ok it just start flickering again or just goes to a black screen.

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After installing the latest NVIDIA 182.50 Drivers for my 8500 GeForce 8500GT card on my Gateway AMD x64 with Vista Home Premium 64bit, now at start up the Boot screen doesn't come up and neither does the Vista green loading bars, just get black screen, no signal until the Vista Logon screen appears. I used to get the Boot screen with F10 boot options and F2 BIOS options and the Gateway Logo, but not anymore.

Any idea why and how I can get the boot screen back ??

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Computer will turn on and go through the BIOS routine and the windows bar will appear and scroll across. When it should go to the blue logon screen with the user accounts, a black screen with the mouse pointer appears and doesn't go any further. I've tried safe mode, but the exact same thing happens. I don't understand why this is doing this.

A:Windows Vista Won't Go to Logon Screen

Do you have a windows os cd so that you can run a windows repair off the cd?

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Someone I ran into recently said they had the same problem, and that it was caused by some form of virus / spyware / malware / what have you.

The first symptom was a while back when the Windows loading / booting screen seemed to go haywire with pulsation. Further down the line, video game cinematic scenes were affected similarly and basically make playing games impossible as the entire game's resolution gets FUBAR'd after a cut scene begins.

Other things are most likely effected, but these examples are the most apparent.

Note: In some cases, like Diablo II: LoD, repeatedly toggling the resolution can rectify this, begging the question of whether it's a graphic card / monitor problem or an actual infection.

I'm not exactly sure what the cause of this rather inconvenient problem is, or how to go about fixing it.

Anyone know what it all stems from, or have an educated guess?

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PC stops loading at win xp screen can see BIOS just after that win xp screen appears then PC freezes.The system was working fine I just added a 512mb RAM chip to it now it stops loading at xp screen tried removing the chip still problem exists.

A:PC stops loading at Win XP screen

try booting in safe mode

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Hi Guys , this is what Im trying to get resolved !

1. We are currently rolling out Windows Vista (Business) in my company
2. We have a company logon script , which runs after the user logs onto the pc , and displays current company news , as its maps drives and runs app fixes and some windows updates
3. On our current platform , Windows XP , the users can see this - however with Vista the "welcome screen" sits in there and hids the logon script , so users cannot see the "company news" etc.

Is there a way of removing the welcome screen , or indeed making the welcome screen transparent??? This is a big need for my company , and I need to get it working

I have been able to edit the weclome screen to get it changed to a picture of my choosing.

By the way , this is not the Welcome Center that appears after logon - and enabling/disabling fast user switching or turning off ctrl&alt&del to logon in the policies, as specified by some other forums does not work.

A:Windows Vista Welcome Screen & Network Logon Scripts

If it's not the welcome center, then I'm not sure what you're talking about. How about a screen shot?

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I'm having 4 beeps that happen every time I boot my computer. I use Windows XP Home (I know its bad)

I've looked it up, and I believe it might be "System Timer Failure." I'm not sure though. Not sure at ALL. There's no error message, and they really don't effect the computer's performance at all. At least I don't think.

It only happens when I boot. It beeps 3 fast short times and then 1 short time, a long-but-random time after the 3 fast short times. All of this takes place on the initial logon screen where in windows you login to your account.

What I'd like to do, if possible is get rid of the beeps. I've thought about going in to the "gray" Windows System Diagnostics screen inside the OS, and test it all from there, but I wasn't able to find anyone on the net who could tell me how to do that. Someone did tell me that I could hold down F10 when I restart, before the Windows Logo screen, and I knew that, but I can't get it to work.

Any help would be really appreciated.



A:4 Beeps on logon screen when booting?

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I had an autuo update from windows and when it rebooted my computer it stops part way through the boot and will go no further. I have already tried to reboot in safe and it stops in the same place. I also tried rebooting from last known check point this does the same thing.

The machine is v2 Premier and did not come with a boot disk it is supposed to have a partition but I do not know how to get too it.


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Vanilla Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop running Windows Vista. It has never had a login account or password protection, and is only used in single user mode.

Yesterday, start-ups fine, no password. Today, I'm presented with the user logon widow prompting me for a password, and cannot logon to Vista!

No-one has meddled with the laptop. Don't know if SP1 was automatically downloaded
and installed - whatever the factory defaults were from Dell. I've not seen any references to this kind of issue on Vista, but have heard about a similar thing with NT.

Any suggestions how this could have happened?

Yes - I know I can reset passwords using the NT Password Editor (

A:Vista logon screen for single user logon

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Hi there,

I just finished a virus scan with Avast and it quarantined a bunch of stuff. After the virus scan and loading XP it now gives me the User Logon Screen. When I try to logon to my Windows it says "Loading Your Personal Settings" and then instantly starts "Logging Off" and "Saving Personal Settings" right back to the User Logon Screen.

Any idea what is going on and what I can do to fix this issue?? My wife is getting antsy to use her computer.

Any and all help is muchly appreciated.

A:Having Issues Loading XP Past Logon Screen

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Hi Everyone,

me =

Can I pick your brains? Booted my PC fine this morning but it was slow in responding to keyboard presses and mouse movement. I rebooted the PC and after the Win XP loading screen disapered, instead of being able to log into Windows, a blank black screen appeared. I rebooted again, this time the blue bar under the Win XP would stutter and then keep moving despite no hard drive activity taking place. Then tried safe mode (and also Command prompt safe mode) and it locked up, after displaying the normal list of files it displays when booting to safe mode. I have tried using 'last known good configuration' and Windows gets so far in loading but at a fairly early stage the PC reboots.

I haven't installed any software or new drivers recently, an automatic JAVA update may have installed but im not sure.

Have not added or removed any hardware.

I have noticed recently the sound of what appears to be something in the PC whining. I have also been playing a game called STALKER that has caused on 2 occasions my PC to overheat to the point of a warning sound being emitted from the motherboard (no other game does this).

I am going to go down the route of checking and swapping out hardware in a bit as I suspect something has gone to heaven! Just wanted your thoughts first of anything else I can do. Once I lose the ability to use safe mode im lost.

Just checked memory through BIOS memory check and it appears fine.


A:Xp Home Stops (but Does Not Lockup) On Loading Screen

Have you tried system restore?Have you done chkdsk?

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My computer monitor suddenly went black with only my mouse cursor showing. The computer was rebooted. And after with the windows login, the monitor was black again. I did a ctrl-alt-delete and was able to access task manager. I shut down Explorer.exe. Then went to Task Run and started it again. Still just a black screen. I am running a Dell XPS 435mt with Vista Windows Home Premium. I don't think it's a video issue because I did some diagnostics tests, and everywhere else I can see the screen, except windows.
Thanks in advance for any help.

Also when attempting to boot in safe mode it has hung after "Loaded: \Windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys" with only a "Please wait..." message.

A:Screen black after windows Vista logon, can get to task manager with ctrl-alt-del

Looks like the boot hard drive has failed or has become corrupted... could also be a memory failure

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I'm sorry if this is a question that has been asked before, I have tried to search for this on here and I know I am wording it wrong because a few years ago, I did find an article on here on how to do this.
Anyways, what I would like to do is, have it so when I turn my computer on, windows 7 pro, for it to not display account names, but you manually have to enter your username and password...
May someone please point me in the right direction.
I appreciate your time and help.

A:Hide Account names at logon screen when booting up?

Nevermind, I found it!!!
Log On with User Name and Password

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This is a long story, so I will leave off most of it.Details:XP Pro w/sp3, two bootable drives, both partitioned w/ the 1st partition active,both active partitions have XP installed,Something got corrupted between the two active partitions. No idea how as I took precautions to prevent this, but apparently not enough. I tried to restore the image of the 2nd drive, but when I did so, I got this 'logging off' dialog box during the boot process. The process stops there, but after 2 minutes it goes into a 'loop', flashing two other dialog boxes (can't read because they are too brief) every few seconds. I then tried the image from the 1st drive, but I got the same thing.Any ideas what is happening and what to do about it other that start all over?

A:'Logging off' screen stops booting process then goes into a loop

System and model?

What software was used to create these "images"? Are you using same software to try to restore these "images"?


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Hello all computechies out there

I'm a total novice in this area.

Rushing to get to work on time, I switch off the power of my PC as it was taking AGES to shut down.

I return from work, turn on my PC and- the now-usual my Motherboard logo "ASUS P5VDX-MX" and prompts of 'del' to enter setup and 'tab' to display 'bios message'(? i think, the intinerary of what's in the bag). I assume this isn't a healthy sign, but it's now a common occurence.

Then, I get the occasional screen of 'Windows did not start properly'- with the options of safe mode, last good config, and start normally. I choose start normally (which i usually do when this happens).

However this time, on the XP boot screen, exactly HALF WAY through the second 'loading' sign (you know what i mean, the 'progress' bar under the xp logo- it runs for 1&1/2 times), i get a quick flash of a blue screen with a lot of code on (appears for a few miliseconds), then the screen 'cuts out' (as if powerplug is pulled or something), pc restarts, and this happens over and over. None of the startup modes work. In my setup menu it said it recognized the primary IDE driver (? apologies like i say total novice) and named my hard drive)- it's a Samsung...

This started to really bug me, so i checked out some forums to find how to pause the blue screen but it wouldn't work- it flashes way too fast. Many ... Read more

A:XP stops booting, blue screen, restarted- but now only 3 beeps!

1 long 2 short is a video error code.

You say no starting in any mode - does that mean you can't start Safe Mode with VGA ?

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I have a special driver for some of the users that loads during login via the startup folder, it allows physically disabled users to convert joystick input into mouse output, but the problem is it won't load earlier at the login screen, so they have trouble selecting their account, i would like to fix this, but how? WinXP Pro SP3 x32

TIA! =)

A:Is there a trick to loading a special driver at the logon screen?

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First post, but I have tried to uninstall video drivers, system restore, random registry fixes, and so forth. I also did a virus scan, showing 17 Trojans (I know, very bad). I am guessing that is how this happened, not sure though. Uninstalling the video drivers helps, until I need to restart it due to new software. Then I can sometimes get to the log in screen, but even after that, It just goes black after a few seconds. I have searched and searched all over, and have not found a fix. Any help?

A:Laptop with Vista has black screen after loading screen

Hi Hackrtanman,

firstly welcome to the forums

Can you post detailed specs of your system.

And can you try to boot into safemode and disable the video card drivers on the system from Device Manager and then restart the system and check.

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I have read a thread posted about this same isue by "Chimei", it has been very useful, (thanks "justpassingby") i have the exact same problem... after turning on my laptop, after the windows vista green bar disappears, a black screen appears with nothing but the mouse icon, which I can move, but do nothing with.
I used the installation disk, and typed chkdsk, but didn't get stuck on stage 2. I am on stage 4, which is taking a looooong time (it's in 17% right now, with 60.000 of 182.500 processed files).
My question is, what will happen after this is finished (hopefully sometime this year ), what are the next steps to take so i can use my precious computer again... I know very little about all this, so I really appreciate all the help I can get.
Thanks a lot!

Also, what do you recommend in terms of the OS... I know everybody hates vista, and now I hate it too... should I change it?

A:Black Screen after booting Windows Vista

it just passed to stage 5.... yahooo!

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Today, when starting my computer, after the computer had displayed the brand screen and that animated Microsoft bar as usual, it booted to the password screen, but the screen remained black throughout this process, without a mouse cursor. I only knew, or guessed, that it had reached the password screen because the loudspeakers were turned on and it made that usual welcome sound.
So I did a hard shutdown by pressing the power button for a few seconds. Then I restarted the computer, was told that it had not been shut down properly and was given a choice of how I wanted to start Windows, so I chose to start Windows in normal mode, and everything proceeded smoothly from there.

Now, day before yesterday, the same thing had happened (black screen without a mouse cursor), but the loudspeakers were on mute, so I don't know where in the booting process it had reached or if it played any sound at all, so I did a hard shutdown, and restarted the computer. It booted normally (without telling me that it had not been shut down properly), took me to the password screen etc., loaded normally, ran smoothly.

What is wrong? My Sony-Vaio laptop is two years old. It has Windows Vista Home Premium SP1, 2 GB of RAM, with the latest patches and Windows Updates. Security Software is Norton Internet Security 2010, latest build and updates. I do not have a Vista CD, by the way - Vista came preinstalled.

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Windows 7 login screen fails to load, just get a blank desk top with a cursor. Try to start in safe mode and it gets stuck at classpnp.sys and fails to progress. Chckdsk is auto running on power up. Feels like its running hotter than normal. It's a 5-6 yr old Toshiba Saltallite.


A:Log in screen no loading, safe mode stops at classpnp.sys

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My brother's computer that I built for him a year ago recently started acting up. It now will not progress past the Windows XP loading screen with the blue loading bar. If I try to boot it in safe mode, when all the drivers are listed on the screen (which I assume are the ones being loaded) it stops with "multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\Mup.sys" being the last listing shown. So I need a way to make it boot somehow or figure out what the problem is. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.

P.S. I tried booting with no USB devices plugged in (a suggestion I saw on another post) but to no avail

A:Stuck at XP load screen, stops during driver loading

This sounds like you have a corrupt file in your hard drive.

Check out your bios setup to make sure everything is ok.

Reboot your computer with an XP installation CD, then open the recovery console. Run Chkdsk/p then try to reboot. If that doesn't work then try Chkdsk/r.

Also, check your Ram.

Good Luck

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Well I have had heat problems on my computer for a while someone told me at another forum that I should put a fan near the hard drives 250GB X2 hard drives I did that I also pulled out some left over stuff that i didnt need anymore that was not plugged into anything i pulled out two 6GB hard drives and 1 CD Rom drive Not used not even plugged in then I put the case back together then I find out that its not starting up now?

What could be wrong with my computer?

A:Computer stops loading at bios load screen?

How far does it get in the boot process? Does the BIOS detect your harddrive? Perhaps you accidently unplugged your boot drive?

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I have my cousins laptop - Dell Inspiron 1545 Laptop - Model: PP41L, With Windows Vista Basic, abd am having issues...

Laptop reboots at the Windows Logon Screen when trying to log into windows. I can log into Windows through Safe mode (and with networking).

Been trying to get an error message off laptop, through BSOD, but reboots too quick to grab.

Have asked a mate and he has said that it refers to video drivers.

Logged into Safe Mode with networking, and tried to download drivers from Dell website, but errors come up with download half way through...

Tried to also re-install windows, using the dell re-installation disc, but unable to see DVD Drive...

Are you able to assist?



A:BSOD & restart loop at windows logon screen - Vista Home Basic

Try to Start in Safe Mode, once it does, Right click on My Computer Select Properties, then on the left pane select Advanced System Settings

Select the 3rd Settings option under Start-up & recovery.
Uncheck Automatically Restart

This wont help you in anyway to get rid of the issue but will buy you time to note down the BSOD error.

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My windows vista laptop has for some reason frozen on the loading screen, although the loading bars move it does not load the startup routine. I have tried the windows vista startup repair via disc but that did not make difference, I have also tried a system restore which did not work either. Is there a command I can do via cmd prompt? what do I have to do? I can load the computer in safe mode as well, I done a norton internet security scan but that picked up nothing.

A:Windows Vista stuck on loading screen

run a thougher an antivirus of your computer and an anti addware. if you've got one in safe mode. try scan disk or similar.

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I'm trying to fix my friend's Acer laptop, but it won't boot past the loading screen. I've tried all options in the Advanced Boot Menu, to no avail. It won't boot past the screen at all.
Any ideas what I could try?

A:Windows Vista not getting past loading screen.


What OS is the laptop running?

Does your friend have any of the installation/ recovery disks?

Does the computer freeze at the loading screen or does it reboot?



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today i wanted to start my computer but it kept being stuck at the loading screen for more than 20 min so i tried to restart:
2 options: start windows normally --> still stuck
start starting help (recommended) --> windows starts loading but then a bluescreen occurs with the STOP error 0x07b (inaccessible boot device)

i tried with F8 starting options to boot in safe mode, use last known configuration or use the function "repair computer" but it didn't work

I have an Acer Aspire M7711 which runs on Windows Vista 64 bit

I would apreciate every help and I thank you in advance

A:windows vista stuck at loading screen

Silly question but...... It happend to me last night. Are there any disc's in ? I loaded one and forgot it was in when I shut down . Went back to start and it did just what you are saying

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Okay, so i got my laptop about 3-4 weeks ago, and it's worked fine, then i install a crappy War game and when it restarts for installation, the error starts. i get repair or start normally, and neither of these worked, it just loads, does the left to right loading bar stay black for 10-15 mins, then goes to blue screen, 2 empty looking command boxes stagger down, and i'm just left with a mouse and a blue screen.
it happens for all the settings i open it with, and when i open it in Safe Mode, i just get "safe mode" in each corner, a blank screen and the service pack info at the top, only thing that works is the mouse.
This is very annoying, and it won't let me system restore, because the "repair" option just leads to a blue screen before i get any option of repairing, any ideas?

A:Windows Vista Loading to Blue Screen?

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There was a power outage a couple hours ago and it turned my computer off. Now when I turn it on, it cannot get past the loading screen. I've left it for at least 15 minutes and I've tried running startup repair and running in safe mode. When I ran safe mode, it showed all the drivers it was loading and got stuck at crsdisk.sys. I have a recovery disk if that will help, but I'd rather use that as the last resort. Thanks to anyone that can help.

A:Windows vista stuck at loading screen

There is possible hardware damage from a power surge. But start by checking the disk for errors and repairing them. Run chkdsk /r from a command line from the booted DVD or your recovery environment.

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I have a Lenovo T410 laptop, in which I have formatted my hard drive completely including all default drives. Now I have a single partition, when I try to restore the windows 7 with the recovery DVDs which I have created when my laptop was working correctly. But it will boot with that DVD but stops at the screen "Loading Windows". Is there any settings I need to change before installing windows 7 to the bios or something. I tried with the other Windows 7 DVD from Microsoft MSDN, even though i am not successful.

Actually after deleted all the drives I have installed Windows XP and it was successful and when I try to install Windows 7 it is not going through. Please anyone suggest me any tips on how to install Windows 7 on my hard drive. Are there any other settings I need to change?

A:stops at the screen "Loading Windows"

Hi vrsh, Welcome to Seven forums.

You can follow this tutorial for installing Win 7 and XP on your system. Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Regarding the loading screen issue, this might be due to some faulty drivers. Follow the tutorial and keep all the drivers up to date.

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I tried going into safe mode, but when I hit the logon screen, my comp would automatically restart after a few seconds. The seconds are random. Normal mode/startup worked fine. So I thought I could try using msconfig and had windows do safeboot with minimal .... That was a bad idea, since now my computer tries to always go into safe mode, and it always restarts at logon. I've managed to type in my password fast enough but it says it's incorrect, and then restarts a split second after. And I've also tried leaving it blank, but that was incorrect.

I've tried pushing f8 during boot up choosing "repair your computer". I tried automatic fix, but that didn't work. I didn't have any restore points or images, so I couldn't do either of those. I tried the memory diagnostic and nothing was wrong. I tried using the command prompt and tried finding and running msconfig.exe in system32, but it wasn't there.

After pushing f8, I've also tried selecting safe mode with command prompt, but it goes to the same logon screen, and then restarts. I've tried "last good configuration" and "disable automatic restart on system failure" or something like those, without any luck. I've also selected normal mode but since I've selected safeboot, that just goes into the safe mode logon and restarts.

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A:computer restarts when loading safe mode logon screen

So after doing some searching, I thought I should try editing the boot.ini. I found out that windows 7 doesn't use boot.ini, but uses the boot loader program. I figured out that I had to use the command "bcdedit" in the command prompt. I found the word "safeboot" for one of the parameters in the list bcdedit provides. Then I took some time and learned how to change that. I learned I had to use the command "/deletevalue" and from there, I got my comp to go back to booting normally.

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I have a Compaq Presario Dual Cores T2310,1.5gb and I just reinstall the Windows Vista OS and after installing everything smoothly,I restart the laptop but the booting screen with the word :Compaq" got stuck for 7-9mins after that it loads up as per normal to the desktop.

I have tried to press F2,F10,F11(recovery) but everytime it will get stuck at the booting screen with the word "Compaq" for 7=9mins then loads up as per normal to the desktop.

This is very strange ,can someone help to give a solution.


A:Windows Vista hangs at booting screen for 7-9mins

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My friend's computer (which I'm using) is stuck at loading screen. It's a Toshiba Satellite 64-bit with Windows Vista. I told him to format but he refuses because he doesn't want to lose stuff he has.

I am currently on the Safe Mode with Networking, so anything you need me to do I can do from here, except install programs.

I tried to do a virus scan with avast!, but the computer shut down. Tried again, and it shut down again. It shut down when it was about 70% done, and it had found 18 infected files. I did another scan, but this time I stopped it when it had 11 infected files and moved them to chest. And now when I do the scan it shuts down on 4%.

Can this be the cause of my problem? Or is it another thing? Solutions?

A:Computer stuck at loading screen (Windows Vista)

Can this be the cause of my problem?Click to expand...

Yup. Start a new thread in the Malware forum on this site and the experts will help you to clean it.

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I have a problem with Windows Vista, after the loading bar the screen goes black then the monitor goes on standby. The monitor turns on and works fine in Safe mode. I've tried to boot the computer with another monitor and the monitor turns on. All both of the monitors are CRTs.

A:[SOLVED] Windows Vista black screen after loading bar


I've tried to boot the computer with another monitor and the monitor turns on

This is kinda confusing.

Does startup work with One monitor and not the other?

Do you haveyour Windows Vista CD?

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hello everyone
I am having a problem with my windows vista.
just had some windows update notification yesterday and updated it.
Early in the morning when I turned it on there is a windows loading screen with some blue lines all over the screen like the video doesn't work properly.
Then once finished loading,it comes with a blue screen.

The same thing happens by running in safe mode,low resolution mode,repair computer,last known working configuration etc

I don't have any vista cd and how can I fix this proble?

Thank you

A:Windows vista Loading problem,Blue screen

any help please, its urgent

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I wish I was less of a layperson, and I apologize for this.

My laptop is my oxygen! It is incredibly slow, and performing a google search will pull up relevent links, but when I choose any of them it will redirect to an ad page which has nothing to do with the link I was trying to reach. My McAfee antivirus locks up right before it can resolve the problem, Malwarebytes recognized one severe adware virus but locked up after choosing to delete it. AAAARRRGHHH!!!!

My Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:13:15 AM, on 10/11/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18928)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Wireless Comfort Mobile Mouse\TSR\xDaemon.exe
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A:Windows Vista redirects google search engine results to Ad sites, also windows host stops working and goes to blue screen

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!These instru... Read more

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this is my pc configs;

Hardware configurations:

* Intel Desktop Board DH67CL
* Intel Core i3-2100 Processor
* 4gb DDR3 RAM
* 1TB HDD ( Samsung SATA)

Software installed:

* Windows XP SP3 (Auto Update enabled)
* All .NET Packs installed
* All Runtime packs ( VC++, VB, JAVA) installed
* Norton Internet Security 2012
* Intel desktop utilities
* Internet Download Manager
* Utorrent
* Acronis True Image 2011

OS works good before 3 days. evil comes when i try to install "USB Over Network" (from fabulatech), BSOD appear's as plug nd play driver problem middle of USB over network install. when i restart the pc.., it stop's asking logon password but USB (any) ports are not work including keyboard nd mouse (DH67CL don't have PS2). same with safe mode also.

then i boot in to RECOVERY CONSOLE with win XP cd.. delete ftusbbus.sys, ftusb2.sys, ftusbload2.sys files from System32/Drivers folder nd reboot again. same problem.

so.. again i get in to recovery console and DISABLE "FTUSBSRV" Service nd reboot again. still same prob.

then i install xp with "REPAIR" option. but the setup stop respond with 34 min's. then i disable ACPI and ENHANCED options in BIOS.., Remove whole usb devices except mouse nd key-bored, replace another 4gb ram. i can't find out any logs name as pnplog.txt. restart setup again with repair option.

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A:Blue screen when entering Windows XP logon-screen

there's no achi or acp settings in bios. only enhanced mode available..

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My computer is stuck at the loading screen. The bars keep passing but doesnt go anywhere. The other problem I have is that when i boot in safe mode it gets stuck on \windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys .
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Feature Specification
Processor Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6300 (dual core) 64-bit processor

* Each core operates at 1.86 GHz
* 1066 MHz front side bus
* Shared 2 MB L2 cache

# Memory Installed: 1024 MB DDR2 (PC4200), 533 MHz memory (two 512 MB modules)

Hard Drive 250 GB, 7200 RPM, Serial ATA II hard drive with 8 MB cache
i only have 1 HDD

A:Windows vista stuck on loading screen loop with bars =(

If you have a Vista install disc, boot with that and run the start up repair.

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Hi, a few hours ago I decided to install the hp updates, however it would not finish, so I had to turn off my computer by holding down the power button. When I had restarted it, it would be stuck at the loading screen continuously loading. So I try to load in safe mode, but It would not let me and would just freeze at "crcdisk.sys". I have browsed the internet for possible solutions, but none seem to have worked. I have also tried downloading a recovery dvd and burning it to a disk with my other computer, following the guide step by step, but I could never get to the normal vista screen, instead I would end up with the loading screen. One last thing I have to mention is that my computer has like literally 0% space left in the harddrive. Can anyone help? =(

A:Windows Vista stuck on loading screen(green bars)

One last thing I have to mention is that my computer has like literally 0% space left in the harddriveThat's the most likely reason, you can't boot.You'll need to slave the drive in another computer and remove some stuff.

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Hi, My computer gets as far as the windows vista loading screen but just stays there, ive tried system restore, system repair and even tried to use a back-up drive, none of these work. I am able to get to command prompt but i dont know enough about computers to use it. If anyone could help me it would be very much appreciated, thanks Kieran.

Acer Aspire 6530G
Windows Vista Home Premium
250 gig hard drive
4g ram- if you need anymore information i will let you know (obviously i cant get a hijack this)

A:Computer wont get past windows vista loading screen

So you have tried booting from the Vista disc and used Startup Repair.....and did it say it was successful?

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Hey everybody. A little while ago, I updated my Dell XPS M1530 laptop NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS graphics card and the next day, the display was all blue with horizontal lines going through it. There was sound, but that's all what I was seeing. I turned it on and off again and again but to no avail. I left it on for a while and then suddenly the display cleared up and the Start up repair screen was on and it stayed that way for 12 hours so I turned it off and then on again( bear with me here lol). The BIOS screen appeared so did the OS loading screen later but that was about it. The screen was black. Safe mode wont work, it always stops at

System restore wont work also, it just freezes, Startup repair apparently freezes too, it keeps loading for 12 hours with no change. Im reallly confused and I don't know what to do. Im trying to avoid using the Factory Image Restore since I have so many important files that I dont want to delete. I really appreaciate any help over here guys. Thanks =)

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Hey everybody. A little while ago, I updated my Dell XPS M1530 laptop NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS graphics card and the next day, the display was all blue with horizontal lines going through it. There was sound, but that's all what I was seeing. I turned it on and off again and again but to no avail. I left it on for a while and then suddenly the display cleared up and the Start up repair screen was on and it stayed that way for 12 hours so I turned it off and then on again( bear with me here lol). The BIOS screen appeared so did the OS loading screen later but that was about it. The screen was black. Safe mode wont work, it always stops at

System restore wont work also, it just freezes, Startup repair keeps apparently freezes too, it keeps loading for 12 hours with no change. Im reallly confused and I don't know what to do. Im trying to avoid using the Factory Image Restore since I have so many important files that I dont want to delete. I really appreaciate any help over here guys. Thanks =)

A:Windows Vista wont load. Stuck at a blank screen after the OS loading bar

You updated the graphics driver or replaced the whole video card?

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uhhh sorry if i dont do this right, but anyway my computer is not booting up basically, but it will boot in safe mode but when in normal boot a blue screen appears and says something about a crash dump and then my computer restarts quickly...wondering how to fix it and if im infected

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Hi all i used to change my boot screen and logon screen in windows xp by going into safe mode and pasting a new logonui file and it works fine but since i put on the windows updates if i change the logon screen my computer will boot to the windows logo and then go black for a second and crash and restart and keeps doing that. Then i have to format because i cannot get into windows at all. I was wondering if anyone knows how to fix this issue.

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My PC was working fine before today, until I used Ultra UXtheme patcher for Win8 x64 and then applied a custom VS for Win8.
After a restart, Windows Explorer was not launching, so I opened task manager and did a sfc /scannow. After a reboot, I get to the Windows 8 boot menu (I have a dual-boot on this HDD with win7), and then the screen just turns on and off every few seconds, with the numlock light flickering with the screen.
I tried using the automatic repair, both from the boot menu and from a backup USB, but it does not detect anything. and I still have the same issue.
I restored the backups of uxtheme.dll, uxinit.dll, and themeui.dll, but that didn't help either.
Any help?
Attached is my ntbtlog.txt.
Thanks in advance. There is no BSOD, the HDD keeps on spinning a few minutes after boot, and the numlock keeps on flashing.
Anything else I can do from my win7 install? I'm currently trying to delete the theme.
Edit: deleting the theme doesn't help, safemode doesn't help either. IMHO, it seems to be a driver issue, but there were no driver updates when it was working?

A:Windows 8 flashing screen before logon screen

Fixed with a system refresh. Nobody helped at all?

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I am trying to install Vista 64bit onto my laptop (Acer V5 171) which has Windows 8 preinstalled. I could not find a tutorial on how to make a UEFI USB for Vista so I followed the one for Windows 7: UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

I have disabled secure boot and set the USB drive at the top of the priority boot list. When I come to select the boot devices it only gives me two options: The boot manager (main HDD) and the USB HDD. It does not seem to recognise the USB as a UEFI boot device as shown in the tutorial.

When I do select to boot from the USB the screen says windows is loading files and after the bar has filled it gets stuck on the same screen until I power off.

Does anyone know how to get Vista to install via UEFI USB?

I'm not by the machine right now so if you require any more information I can post it later.


A:VIsta 64bit UEFI installation stuck on screen 'windows is loading files'

Did you disable ( CSM)Compatibility Support Module - it should be somewhere in bios settings.

It should then show as something like this:


If you have done that - you might need to try plugging it into a different usb port - one on the back of the machine, for example. Lord knows why.

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Ok, beyond frustrated. My wifes computer is used by herself and the teenage kids. They are definately not computer savvy. It apparently got a nasty virus by browsing for homework related searches, and installation of games (go figure)... I tried a restore point, didnt work, no restore points were availiable. I tried a system restore to factory condition, now it hangs on the loading screen forever. I have found similar posts throughout the internet which fixes do not work.

Edit: i got into BIOS and check the hard drive and it said it needs to be replaced, so i will do just that. My next question is, i don't particularly care for vista, and i want to install latest windows version other than vista (XP no longer has support, (well it does with a cost ;) ). Am i supposed to get the same type of hard drive for this laptop (HP Pavillion 6775, nVidia GeForce 8400M GS processor)??? And will it accept a different type of OS ???


A:I have windows XP and my wife laptop (vista) is hung on loading screen after system restores...

The same type(IDE/SATA)of hard drive and see this link from HP FAQreagrding the updrade of OS and driver support for the laptop model.

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Help! my computer froze and the mouse wasnt moving so i shut it down and turned it on. the screen wouldnt project at all even though i heard the sound. i had to unplug the vgi core and plug it back on. the screen appears on and then it did some kinda 3 step c disk check. after that it froze on desktop again and i restarted. this time, it wouldnt load pass microsoft corp screen with screen bar. i waited forever. i tried starting it in safe modes but it gets stuck loading the .sys file idk wut to do at all i heard bout bios mode and that could be the problem but idk how to use it. plz help!!! thnx i have a gateway pc

64x bit built in nividia ge force 7100 but the one im currently using is a new series probaby 8600. 4g ram and 640gb 2.5gh dual core

A:Windows vista wont load past microsoft corp loading screen

See if you can boot to repair options
you create a recovery DVD, you may be able to boot to recovery options
Create Recovery DVD

The Vista recovery disk is used to boot Vista when it won't boot - to run Startup Repair, System Restore, access a Command Line, Recover using a Vista Backup Image, etc.
System Recovery Options

If Vista will not start now, boot the Recovery CD to run Startup Repair which automates System Restore as well as numerous other tests including System File Checker which can repair system files which are not corrupted beyond repair.

If Vista still will not start, try booting into Safe Mode to run sfc /scannow to repair System files.
Special Thanks Given to Seven Forums.

Below is a bulletin distributed by MS to explain the start up procedure when Windows will not boot.
Startup Repair. Startup Repair is a Windows recovery tool that can fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files, that might prevent Windows from starting. Startup Repair is located on the System Recovery Options menu, which is on the Windows Vista installation disc. If your computer has preinstalled recovery options, it might also be stored on your computer's hard disk. For more information, see Startup Repair: frequently asked questions and What are the system recovery options in Windows Vista? If your computer does not include Startup Repair, your computer manufacturer might have customized or replaced the tool. Check the information that came with your computer or g... Read more

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Hi, system is windows 7 home prem. 64bit, after removing avsecurity 2012, will not boot, no bluescreen either which is weird. however heres the log, thank you for your time i hope you get to this one quickluy.

A:AvSecurity 2012 Removal not booting past loading screen

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Black screen on booting up.

Description, I press the power button to boot the laptop. It acts like it will boot fine. I see the ASUS logo. After that, a black screen(sometimes it will go away - 90% of the time, I have to force shutdown and hold down power button 30-60 seconds. Other observations are that it sounds like the fan is still running or the HDD is making noise (not head crash noise, but it sounds maybe like the fan us running hard?

This randomly happens.

I have a feeling it may be:

User Profile Corruption (I should be using a Local Account)
Signs Hard Disk Failure
Windows Problems in general
Display Adapter, or USB Bluetooth Peripherals (MSFT Sculpt Business Keyboard and Anker USB Bluetooth Mouse)

Is anyone else experiencing this issue?
Is it likely a HDD issue?

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Title says it all really.

Upon booting up Vista, error message 'Error loading operating system' appears.

Cannot boot into Safe Mode using F8.

When booting with Vista DVD, files are loaded but screen goes completely black (no Cursor).

Bit stumped really, can't seem to do anything. Any advice greatly appreciated.


A:Error Loading Operating System - Black Screen When Booting from DVD Too

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Ok, well it starts off with me managing to either corrupt windows or the hard drive on my original hard drive, and when ever I try to boot off there, I get to the windows loading screen (with logo and little green sliding bar) and then it restarts and keeps doing that. Tried booting in safe mode, and from disc but I cannot do anything with it in terms of booting.

So what I decided to do was get a second hard drive and install XP onto there, and then plug my second hard drive in and see if I can transfer files off there to the new one.

I got XP installed fine on it, but when it came to booting with both hard drives plugged in I came to problems. I set which hard drive is the priority one in the bios as there is no pins on the back of this new hard drive, and it got to the windows loading screen with the new installation (i know this because the loading screens are different for both hard drives). After the loading screen my monitors go black and nothing happens.

Windows loads fine when it is just the new hard drive plugged in, even if the old hard drive is plugged in and set to disabled it goes to the black screen.

If anyone is able to give some advice on what to do, or what could be wrong, I would be really grateful.



A:Two hard drives, both with same copy of XP, black screen after windows loading screen

Sounds like the old hard drive is faulty to me.

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Hey guys I just fixed a CRAZY virus (I think its a virus) I had that changed my userinit.exe files and I fixed it by replacing these files using my friends userinit.exe files . Now I'm getting a blue screen with an error that reads:

STOP: 0x0000007E (0x0000005, 0xF7547756, 0xF78A242c, 0xF78A2128)

Also it says something about BIOS to either upgrade it or disable conflicting components.

About the "Virus/Trojan or something":

Just so you know:

1) I downloaded this file <> (if anyone is brave enough to download it and see if their antivirus detects it because I don't have an antivirus so I still don't know the name for this... I guess its a virus or trojan) when I double clicked the file "iphider37se.exe 4.2 MB" it automatically installed a "Windowspcdefender" and started scanning. It looked like a really fake virus scanner so when I click X to close it I got a blue screen and was forced to restart my pc.

2) Then the problem was that windows would load to the Welcome screen and I clicked on my user account to log in (no password required)

3) Then my desktop would appear AS IF it was ready to load up but then it would automatically go back to the Welcome screen.

4) This happened even in Safe Mode so I had to put my drive as a slave drive on ANOTHER PC.

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Hey I need immediate help!

It's my sis' previously-formatted HP Pavilion dv5201tx! The problem is as the title above. I can go into safe mode. I've used system restore twice. And in Documents and Settings folder I noticed it has:

Administrator description name description name.000

Is it creating more user folders? At some point description name.000 wasn't there. Corrupted registry hive? I'm not sure! Restarted many times, used Last known good configuration, and it's still black after the boot screen. Please help quick, she uses it a lot. Thank anybody so much..

A:Black screen after boot screen, no welcome screen, no logon screen

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Hey all,

doing a fresh install of Vista 32bit and it hangs on the blue and green splash screen after showing 'loading windows files'.

Albatron pxp965 v.2.0 motherboard, intel 3.2ghz processor.

Vista Boot DVD was burnt correctly, but wont progress past the splash screen.

Any ideas?

Ps. I know I missed alot of information, let me know what you need to know.

Thanks heaps in advance.

A:Fresh Vista Install hangs during setup on splash screen after loading windows files

Was Vista ever on that platform before? Is there a SATA hard disk present?

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Hi everyone,

I am having issues with a 64 bit Windows Vista Home Premium computer. I am fixing this computer for a friend and have a pretty good idea of what the issue is (bad hard drive) but I'd like to get some other peoples opinions before I go and tell my friend he needs to spend $90 on a new hard drive. The computer turns on and begins to load Vista, however, it remains on the screen that shows the green loading bar and says Microsoft Corporation underneath it. I cleaned out the inside of the computer with an air compressor because there was about 10 pounds of dust in it (dust was poofing out of the side of the case where a fan hole was). I reseated the RAM, disconnected all unnecessary peripherals (CD drive), but nothing. The system will not boot into safe mode - it gets stuck at loading Crcdisk.sys. I booted from my WinPE disk and ran chkdsk on the HD - it came back with no errors. Suspicious, I popped in my Hirens boot disc and used one of the HD testing tools on it. It told me there was two bad sectors (but did not offer to fix them). I've done extensive Googling, and every thread seemed to end with "replace your hard drive", etc.


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I have an account showing on the logon screen in vista that is titled "Please logon and initialize your settings". When I click on it a switch users box appears and that puts me right back to the logon screen. When I go to the accounts page to delete it there is nothing there. I want to remove it from my log on screen so I only have my administrator account showing. Does anyone know what this extra account may be? What do I need to do to hide or delete it?

A:vista logon screen help

Hello, and welcome to the Vista Forums!

I don't really know, but the only place I have seen anything like it is the Fingerprint Reader Logon on Laptops. Is this possible?


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Man, I've been unlucky with my laptop lately.

I just ran a ComboFix scan as somebody told me to do, and once it showed me the log on restart, my computer froze.
I restarted the computer manually, and there is no logon/login screen. It's just a black screen. I can move and see my cursor, just no login screen (the blue one with all the users from Vista).

Could this have something to do with winlogon.exe or something?

I tried safe mode, and restarting from a past successful reboot, but nothing works.

I'm running an HP Pavillion laptop with Vista Home Premium, 'bout 92 GB free of 220... ATI Radeon 3200 series graphics card, 3 GB RAM.
I didn't get a Vista install disk, it was already on the computer, so no luck there.

Is there anything I can do to fix this, or do I have to try resetting the computer to original factory state, and lose all data?

Thanks in advance...

A:No logon screen for Vista

Title was: Reinstalling Vista ~ OBHello, and sorry for starting so many topics :|Here's what's going on... I CAN'T SEE THE LOGON PAGE!!!In other words, there's not much I can do.Can't use safe mode, I disabled System Restore [what a stupid move], I don't have backups, the Last Good Configuration option doesn't work.. Nothing works.SO...I'm trying to keep my data, if possible. I hear there's a way of reinstalling Vista without removing all data (windows.old file created?). However, the only Vista DVD I have is a Vista Anytime Upgrade that came with my older laptop, which has Vista Home Basic installed. Will this reinstall Home Premium or Basic? Is it my best bet? Should I just restore to factory condition?Also, is there a way to copy Windows files to a DVD or CD or USB from one laptop (Home Basic) to the busted one (Home Premium), then boot from USB via boot menu?Thanks.

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When I boot my computer up my computer is freezing up once in a while at the loading screen with the blue loading bar. The bar goes across about three times and the on the fourth time it stops and freezes and nothing happens after that. Once in awhile it will go to a blue error screen witht the following codes: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xF9787C09, 0xF9677FE8, 0x00000000). Someone please help.

Thank you.

A:Windows XP loading screen freezes and blue error screen

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Hey, need some help yet again!

Yesterday, I downloaded Mission Against Terror (New MMOFPS), and I downloaded it. Upon updating with the patcher, my laptop went haywire. It started opening up random IE windows, slow speed, etc etc.

I did a whole memory scan, and a malware/adware/spyware scan. There were several viruses and whatnot, but what is important are the files: SVC2.exe and 2008.exe, you'll find it why later on. The anti-virus said that it had fixed/deleted everything.

So, I restarted my laptop, hoping that I'd get it up and running in safe mode for any further scans. Unfortunately, when I restarted it, after the windows 7 loading screen (which is right before login screen), a black screen appeared. With nothing at all. Not even a cursor. BLACK. JUST BLACK with NO keyboard access/mouse access. But, that's expected since it's BEFORE the login screen. It's the same with normal boot, boot that does that "last best used option" or whatever, safe mode, with networking, etc etc. All the same. Black screen.

Good thing I had WIN XP on my other hard drive. So, I booted up into WIN XP (where I'm posting this from), and did a FULL (NOT QUICK) system scan, to find the SAME Viruses YET AGAIN: SVC2.exe and 2008.exe, along with some other minor tracking cookies and what-not. Win XP (on second drive) is also having a few problems, like IE shutting down every second (using firefox now). Think this is a whole system prob. But, why? Didn't the antivirus-es fix it? I... Read more

A:Black Screen BEFORE Login screen and AFTER Windows 7 logo/loading!

Hi your problem can best be addressed in the security section of the forum

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So here's the deal, starting from the beginning!
Note: I've been away for about a year, and I just got back today.

I'm pretty psyched about Starcraft 2, so I tried to install it a couple hours ago. The software failed to connect to the Internet to validate the installation. At the suggestion of a member of another forum, I ran ComboFix.exe. It totally fixed the problem.

I could have stopped there, but I was a little greedy. I then installed 87 Windows Updates on my computer, up to but not including XP Service Pack 3. I did this because SC II more or less asked me to.

I restarted upon completion and the problem began. After the Windows loading screen, the screen becomes black. Shortly afterward, there is no more input to the monitor (it turns off). I hear a beep every 40 seconds from my computer, but nothing else. This continues until I restart.

Safe Mode and Last Known Configuration do not work. I have the Recovery Console installed, but I don't know what to do with that. Unfortunately I disabled System Restore quite a while ago to save space.

I am fairly certain the culprit is these Windows updates. What I would ideally like to do is, well, uninstall them. I don't know how to navigate the text workspace of the Recovery Console, though... and I don't even know if it can be done.

I'd really appreciate any help at all. It's so unfortunate that my computer worked great after a year of sitting idle, and then I went and messed it up in an hour!

A:[SOLVED] Black screen after Windows loading screen

Use an XP Installation Disk to run chkdsk, and hope your problem is HD errors.

If Safe Mode, Last known good configuration and System Restore are all not working, the only thing left is a Repair Installation.

Do you have a XP Installation disk ?

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I'm new to the forums, but I find myself coming to this site a lot to fix my windows computer, so heck why not join?!

Recently, my computer starts up windows and after the loading screen it just sits at a black screen forever with a cursor and it doesn't even make it to the log in screen. I have tried safe mode with the same results.

What I've Done So FarTried to Repair Startup with Windows DVD
Tried to use sfc /scannow at boot (Says pending changes and needs to restart)
Tried logging into my Ubuntu partition and virus scanning (None found)
Tried copying Reg Files from Regback into config while I was in Linux
Tried to Repair Install (But I can't log into Windows )
Tried to bootrec /fixmbr /fixbot /RebuildBcd (Which destroyed my dual boot linux grub, but I was desperate. And still nothing) Interestingly though, after I do /RebuildBcd command it says something like "Found Windows Installations: 0"
Tried to System Restore (Gave me an Error, wouldn't you know)

At this point I'm not to confident that this can be fixed. If anyone has any ideas I'm willing to try. Or if you have any snazzy suggestions on how I could fix it using another computer, I have a different Windows Pro x64 computer that I can put the HD in if there's someway I can save my data/fix it/repair install from there. I just don't know how.

Edit: I finished the chkdsk and there were no bad sectors, though it did give me a message "Failed to transfer logged messages to... Read more

A:Black Screen w/ Cursor After Windows Loading Screen

Do you have any external drives connected by usb? I had a similar problem, and found that I had to turn off the usb drives when I re-booted. I still do that whenever I re-boot for any reason.

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Hi All,

I had my computer tower opened and a small picture frame fell into it causing my PC to lock up. Now when I boot up my PC, it gets to the Windows XP loading screen and it seems to run fine, but suddenly the blue screen of death appears before it hits the windows log on screen and it reboots.

I have no time to see what error pops up, it's only on the blue screen for about half a second.

I have tried removing and putting my ram in the other spots. I've also made sure everything is secure.

Something must've shorted when the frame fell into my PC (stupid me, I know), but I am wondering if something else like this has happened with a solution other than buying a new PC?


A:Blue Screen after Windows XP loading screen, then reboots

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When I turn on my computer and get to the logon screen, this is what I see:

The left screen black, and the other half what seems to be vista wallpaper but looks as if it was zoomed.

With a couple of restart, I eventually get to the normal logon screen.
Yes, I've tried adjusting the display settings, but no results.
I've also tried start up repair, but again, no results.

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Help! I have had this problem for about a month now, and it is getting annoying! I have a Gateway c141x with Windows Vista.

After restarting my computer I logon with the password and all I get is a black screen with my mouse pointer, no desktop! To solve the dillema of not having a desktop I hit ctrl-alt-del and log off and then proceed to log on. After loging on for the second time, my desktop is there and I can use my computer normally. I would just like to be able to use my computer normally without having to log on and off and on again first. I have all updates installed and have checked for viruses.

A:Vista and a black screen after logon

please? any suggestions at all, I will try anything that I can understand?!?!?!

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So I have a Compaq HP F700 laptop running Windows Vista 64-Bit. I turned it on about a week ago and everything seemed fine, started up the same as it usually does, but when it came time to load the desktop, all I got was a white screen with an arrow. I can move the arrow around all day, but there are no icons to click, no taskbar. Ctrl+Alt+Del does not work at all. When I run safe mode, I get the same thing only the screen is black and says "Safe Mode" in each corner of the screen. I even tried to restore it to an earlier date and it does the same thing. I just recently started a full time graphic design job and there are files I desperately need on the hard drive, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Vista - White screen after logon

Can you plug a computer monitor into the laptop's video port (I think you use the Fn key and one of the F4 or F5 keys (the one with a picture of a monitor) and see if you can see anything there.

If you can't get anything from that, then I'd suggest seeing if you can uninstall your video drivers while in Safe Mode.

To do this, press Ctrl - Shift - Esc all at the same time to open Task Manager
Then click on File...New Task (Run...) and type "explorer" (without the quotes) and click on OK.
This should open Windows Explorer. If it doesn't, then we'll have to try something else.

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Hi All!

I have recently been experiencing a problem with my installation of Vista Home Premium. I rebooted my laptop and now when I try to log on, I enter my password and I see the "Welcome" screen with the spinning blue circle, then the screen fades out to a black screen with just the mouse cursor. I have left it in this state for at least half an hour and nothing else happens. Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del does nothing, and neither does Ctrl+Shift+Esc. The same problem happens for both users that I have set up on the laptop.
I've also tried booting into Safe Mode and this doesn't help either - the same problem occurs. I run Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 so I am fairly confident that it is not a virus that has caused it.

I would really appreciate any help that anyone can offer on this problem, thanks very much in advance!

A:Black screen after logon in Vista

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I have recently used Driver Genius to update some drivers and had a power outage while installing the video card drivers. After the power was restored I could not boot normally (it would go blank after the loading screen goes away before the log on screen comes up.) So I boot into safe mode and install the drivers there, and then restart. It worked after about 12 tries.... Now, it will not load normally at all anymore.
While checking the system error logs, I find that (from 9/26/09 - 9/27/09) I am missing quite a few catalog files in the "system32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}" directory. I also have many DCOM errors...

See "SysErrors.txt" in attachments
I have also ran chkdsk with many errors (I assume they are)

See "ChkDskOutput.txt" in attachments.


Here's another possible culprit... Leftover video card drivers.... While I thought that my nVidia card somehow fried when the power went out, I put my ATI card in and tried to install the drivers for it, but to no avail... Oddly enough, the only way I could get it to work was by manually installing the drivers. While doing an automated install, I received the error message "Severe: Setup did not find a driver compatible with your current hardware or operating system. Setup will now exit."

What could be wrong???

EDIT: I have a strong feeling it has something to do with my video driver... Read more

A:Computer only booting in safe mode... Blank after loading screen on normal restart.

In order for me to boot normally, I must disable my display adapter (ATI) in Device Manager....

I have tried it with both nVidia and ATI cards and I must disable both in order to boot correctly.. I installed them seperatly so there wouldn't be any conflicts.... How am I supposed to get my video card working If I can't enable it...

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Hi all,

I am new to these forums, just registered.

I have a question I am hoping someone here can answer.

Q) How can I get a screen shot of my logon (password entry) screen ?

I am using Vista 64bit Home Basic, I have tried using the PrtScr SysRq key, then Ctrl + v in paint, when the desktop loads, but it doesn't work. I have tried searching the forums, seems using a virtual machine is the only way, but is there another way to do this ? Software perhaps ? I am not familiar with using virtual machines and would like to avoid using a virtual machine if possible as I don't know anything about them, seems a lot trouble to go through for a a simple screen shot is all.

A:Vista 64bit logon screen - screenshot

Try typing snipping tool in search, by the start button. If you have it, take a screen shot with it. I use it, really great.

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I have several Dell XPS One A2010 machines running Vista Home Premium 32-bit. I have them all configured and installed the same way. I am required to have a specific custom screensaver run when the machine sits idle at the logon screen.

I do this easily by modifying the registry entry for HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop\SCRNSAVE.EXE to point to the .scr file in the System32 folder.

My problem is that on about half of the machines, the screensaver runs just fine - no issues. But on the other half I get one of two results. I either get a black screen after the timeout for a second or two then it goes back to the logon screen. Or I get the error:
XXXXXX.scr - Application Error
The instruction at 0x6720af45 referenced memory at 0x00000000. The
memory could not be read.
ALL of these machines were purchased, configured and installed at the same time. :-/

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I'm seeing this error randomly when screensaver begins to launch and it appears to be caused by the following criteria...

1. Recent Adobe flash update

2. Screensaver swf file being greater than about 5 mb

3. Hardware specific, it appears to only happen on a particular model of laptop we have.

Rolling back to an older version of Adobe flash isn't really an option as it is seen as a security risk. Deploying small screensavers is an option but it limits what we can deploy.

I have tried updating video drivers on a problematic laptop but it hasn't helped...

Oh and we're on Windows XP, so may or may not be relevent.

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Hi, i joined this forum in hope to get this problem fixed.

Okay i just started my computer today and it just dont want me in to windows 7 and after more than a minute on the windows 7 loading screen i get a blue screen with text inside, i have a picture of it in the attachments.

Things i have tried:
1- Restarting the computer many times (No Work).
2-Trying to go into Safe Mode (No Work, gives blue screen too).
3- Trying fix by windows startup repair (No Work, black screen with white cursor and then blue screen within a minute)
4- I have tried insert windows installation CD to try to repair (No Work, my cd is broken and i will buy a new but you may help me?).

This is Specs:

Manufacture: TOSHIBA
Model: SATELLITE C870 - 14W
CPU Type: Intel (R) Core (TM) i3-2312M
CPU Speed: 2.10 GHz
Total Memory Size: 4096 MB
System BIOS Version: 1.60
EC Version: 1.70

Here is the error(You can find it in the attachments too):

Thanks and i hope to get help as fast as possible.


A:Windows 7: Blue Screen after loading screen

Error code 0xED may indicate as possible problem with your HDD, i would recommend you run a HDD diagnostic program to analyse your disc for errors
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
Software Utilities you need the dos version, create a bootable flash drive with the downloaded file/s and boot your pc from it

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While browsing screen went black and audio froze (loud high frequency repeating noise). Restarted system and windows suggest to perform startup repair before loading. Performed it but it says it cannot fix all errors. Windows will show the loading screen but it never logs on, screen turns black and keyboard lights are not responsive (num. etc).
Created a system repair disk on another computer, ran repair from there, but it did not solve the problem.
I can enter windows in safe mode, writing this from there.

No new hardware added or software installed before this happened.

My uninformed assumption is that the 5-year old SSD is failing.

What is the best route to take?

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x8007043c
Windows Product Key: N/A, hr=0x8007043c
Windows Product Key Hash: N/A, hr=0x8007043c
Windows Product ID: 55041-147-8709731-86797
Windows Product ID Type: 6
Windows License Type: Volume MAK
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {B649ECC6-E726-4773-AE72-689A7948C7D2}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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A:Black screen after windows loading screen

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I would guess it would be a graphic's card driver if safe mode with networking is working.

Remove the graphic's card after uninstalling the driver
Connect using on board graphic's and see what happens.

Either way safe mode with networking uses minimal drivers and installed software
Post a uninstall a program screen shot here.

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I've recently been having alot of problems with my computer.

i7 920 2.67 GHz
EVGA X58 E760 SLI Classified
EVGA GTX 570 Classified
6GB G.SKill
1000W PSU

I had a RAID5 set up with 3 1TB drives and Windows 7 installed. Recently, the raid has become degraded a few days after being built. This is the second time this has happened within a span of a few weeks. I also have another 1 TB drive and a 150GB Raptor. The 1TB drive didn't always show up in windows, but would show up in BIOS. When I would have problems with RAID, I would boot to the raptor because it had Windows 7 installed on it as well. I had the Intel RAID Management tool installed on the raptor and would repair the RAID. Yesterday, the RAID was unable to be repaired. Upon reboot, I could not boot to the Raptor because there wasn't a BootMGR or something like that. This was displayed in the BIOS before the windows loading screen. It asked for me to input the System Disk and hit enter. After doing this it tried to repair and restarted. Same error. I decided to put the raptor into an alternate computer, wipe it and install windows 7 again. It should be noted that I could not boot to the windows disk to install Windows 7 on the raptor from the main computer. So today I finished with all the updates to Windows 7 and moved the raptor back over to the original computer. I tried to boot up, and it starts the windows loading screen, then immediately blue screens. The screen is only there for a few milliseconds,... Read more

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i have just got a graphics card it is a verto nvidia ge force fx . 5200 pci 128 mb ddr garphics card and when i plug the monitor plug into the vga port on the back of the garphics card like it says in the instruction manual and then turn my computer on it goes up to the windows xp loading screen and then the screen goes permently blank, the ram on the graphics card is ddr and the ram on my computer is sd does this matter aswell

A:blank screen after windows xp loading screen

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btw, I did do a search and looked through a ton of the posts but couldnt find this specific problem... and in fact I know a way to fix it when it happens.. but I'm more concerned with preventing it from happening...

Heres the setup: 50 computers all exactly the same (hardware/software):
Dell GX748 (i think thats the #)
Windows XP sp2
ATI x300 (i think - Regardless of the exact video card, it uses the ATI Catalyst control center...)

Ok, so i come to a computer - its past the point of screensaver to where windows "turns off" the monitor.. I try and get back in, but the screen remains blank, and is not responding. I'll hold the power button to shut it off, restart it... It will go through the start up process (dell splash, bios info, etc, windows loading screen) then BLANK, and unresponsive.. Now after shutting it down again, i will be prompted about how i want to start windows since it did not start normally.. I'll do safe mode and get in just fine.. The fix is to go to display properties and change the resolution & restart... after that windows starts normally!

So why is this happening?
** I know its not responding because, for one, there are no beeps when there should be (trying to press random buttons while the station is not logged in - CTRL+ALT+DELETE to enter password box), and pressing the power button does not shut it down as it would @ the login screen..

A:Blank screen after Windows loading screen

If System Restore was enabled, run it from the task manager.
File > new Task > %SystemRoot%\System32\restore\rstrui.exe
Download this free utility and boot with it To check the ram ....

Have a look Desktop or No Desktop After Logon to Windows 2000

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My stats..

Win XP
ECS k7S5A motherboard
AMD 1.4 ghz
Radeon 9000 Pro
PS 400w
Envision 980-e (19" flat screen)
I started getting a black screen after the windows loading screen about 5 months ago. So you understand the black screen is AFTER the windows splash screen, not before. At that time I was running Win ME and had a RAdeon 8500 64mb DDR. I can't say for sure, but I think this started very soon after I got the RAdeon 8500. I could temporarily fix it by logging into safe mode, then restarting. I was having a motherboard problem at the same time where it would reset my bios settings about once a week. So after about a month of the black screen issue I returned my motherboard for a new one(same model) and reformatted, upgrading to XP. Ok, things go well for about a month then start getting the black screen. I reformat XP again to fix it and it happens AGAIN. So I went out and bought RAdeon 9000 Pro thinking the video card was to blame. Just to note, the HD light is not on when the black screen comes up, also it does not eventually log me on, it stays a black screen forcing me to restart manually on front of comp. Radeon 9000 Pro did not fix it. I have reformatted 3 different times now and the black screen seems inevitable.
I have latest video drivers, AGP drivers, XP SP 1, DirectX 9(was doing it on dx 8 as well). Everyone tells me it's a driver issue, but I'm thinking it's the motherboard now. I have a backup GeForce 2 Mx 200. I pop it in and it wor... Read more

A:black screen after windows loading screen

try using a lower resolution and a lower screen refresh rate on the graphics card
It's quite possible your monitor can't handle the higher settings.

This is very likely if everything works ok with a geforce 2mx 200 which has lower top resolution than a radeon 9000


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Just started happening last week on my friend's laptop. It sticks on the loading screen for ages (like 5 minutes) then just goes black without ever showing the login screen.

It's running Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit. Works in safe mode and have done a virus scan using AVG and couldn't find anything. Done a memory check but that seems to be fine. Tried updating windows in safe mode but the Windows Update won't open.

Tried doing a system restore but it failed. Tried using sfc /scannow in safremode but that said there was nothing wrong. Tried disabling the graphics card but that didn't make a difference.

The computer didn't come with a windows cd so tried downloading "Windows 7 Home Premium x86 SP1 U (media refresh)" Windows 7 Direct Download Links and then doing a Repair Install using the this guide Repair Install but on step 9 it says "to upgrade you need to be running windows 7 with service pack 1 installed..."

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Black Screen after Windows loading screen.


See if any of these links are of help...

Why is my screen black when I start Windows 7&#63;

Windows 7 Black Screens of Death for Some AMD/ATI GPUs - Softpedia

windows 7 black screen after login, no desktop show up

Windows 7 Loads to a black screen. Whats the - Microsoft Answers

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Recently, after one week of not being used, my computer has been giving me problems. After being turned on, the computer goes to the loading screen with the bar and loads but immediately after goes to a black screen. If booted in safe mode, the Welcome screen becomes unfocused and as the cursor is moved, the screen progressively becomes more so. I have never encountered this problem before and do not know what to do. Thanks a lot.

A:Black Screen after Windows Loading Screen

What kind of computer ?

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When i boot up the computer it seems alright upon till the loading screen. u don't even get to see a loading screen it just goes black. Can i please get some advice on how to fix the computer with the windows disc. ive put it in and ran the boot up from cddrive. i just have no idia how to fix it from there lol. when i ran it in safe mode it stopped 5 lines down. plz help me out would really appreciate it =).

A:Black screen before windows loading screen

Which windows disc (Xp? Vista? another OS?)

Is this a laptop or PC?
Are you running an addon Video card (well this is PC only question)

We need to know more specifications about your computer to help you

At a guess I would suggest to run CheckDisk from your Windows CD on the Recovery Console ie chkdsk c: /f (Try that)

Oh and please put your System Specs information in your Profile

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So yea, my screen goes black after the loading screen, sometimes I had a c000021A blue screen (or was it 29a)

And this all happened right after a scheduled CHKDSK.

And removing the infected files didn't help at all either.

I'm at a loss here.

Thanks in advance for the help.

DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Run by Administrator at 22:20:36 on 2011-08-16
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1329 [GMT -5:00]
AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.0 [VPS 091127-1] *Disabled/Outdated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
mStart Page = hxxp://
mWindow Title = Windows Internet Explorer provided by Comcast
mURLSearchHooks: AVG Security Toolbar BHO: {a3bc75a2-1f87-4686-aa43-5347d756017c} - c:\program files\avg\avg9\toolbar\IEToolbar.dll
mWinlogon: UIHost=c:\program files\tgtsoft\stylexp\logon\CurrentLogon.EXE
mWinlogon: Userinit=userinit.exe,
BHO: Groove GFS ... Read more

A:Screen goes black after Windows xp loading screen


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