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Coming back from screen saver, stuck on splash screen instead of welcome screen

Q: Coming back from screen saver, stuck on splash screen instead of welcome screen

XP Service Pack 3

Screensaver is enabled and so is 'Display welcome screen when coming back from screensaver'.

This works most of the time, however on a regular basis the screensaver will resume to the following screen and just stay there forever.

The only thing to do is to press the power button, at which point a popup alerts that a user is logged in, do you still want to shut down.



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? OS - Windows 7 SP1
? x64
? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 8
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Retail Version
? Age of system (hardware) 4 months
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? 1 week

? CPU Core i5-3330
? Video Card Nvidia GT 620
? MotherBoard
? Power Supply - brand & wattage 300w

? System Manufacturer Dell
? Exact model number: Inspiron 660
Added Samsung 830 128gb SSD + 3TG Seagate in replaced of the original 2TB Seagate HDD.

I have tried reinstalling Nvidia drivers, currently use the older version 310.90
Previously used 314.22.

A:[SOLVED] I get black screen after coming back from screen saver/idle

The following may be helpful when reading the remainder of this post:Beta and Legacy Drivers | GeForce

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Product Type: GeForce
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
Product Series: GeForce 600 Series
Product: GeForce GT 620
Recommended/Beta: Recommended/Certified


Name Version Release Date
GeForce 314.22 Driver WHQL 314.22 March 25, 2013
GeForce 314.07 Driver WHQL 314.07 February 18, 2013
GeForce 310.90 Driver WHQL 310.90 January 5, 2013
GeForce 310.70 Driver WHQL 310.70 December 17, 2012
GeForce 306.97 Driver WHQL 306.97 October 10, 2012
GeForce 306.23 Driver WHQL 306.23 September 13, 2012
GeForce 301.42 Driver WHQL 301.42 May 22, 2012

BugCheck 0x117
These crashes are DirectX/graphics card related. DirectX comes installed with Windows, so this may indicate Windows corruption. It may also be that you have corrupted drivers or a graphics card hardware problem.
If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

Run a system file check to check Windows for corruption: Click Start Menu
Click All Programs
Click Accessories
Right click Command Prompt
Click Run as administrator
sfc /scannow
and press Enter
Once it is complete, make note of the message. If it says Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations., restart your computer and post back
If... Read more

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I have a Dell 1750 Inspiron laptop that I use "as a desktop" as every piece of hardware is connected to it.
It runs with Windows 7 Home Edition. It has a 4gb memory and a 450gb hard drive which is less than half used.

I have the screen saver set to Photos and usually have a cut-in time of 1 hour idle.

The screen saver cuts in exactly when it should and scrolls through my photos for as long as the laptop is left idle.

However, as soon as I touch the mouse/keyboard, instead of reverting to the "normal" screen the photos disappear, the blank screen fades for a few seconds and then a message appears in a box, saying that the Photos Screen Saver is not responding, and gives the options of either close the program or wait for the programme to respond. Waiting doesn't seem to work so I have to click on close the programme and then cancel the statement that Windows will try to find a solution, because it doesn't!

I have tried to vary the time before the screen saver kicks in, anything from 1 minute to several hours but it doesn't seem to make any difference.

Can anyone help please?

A:Photo Screen Saver wont revert back to live screen

Have you checked the timing for when the HDD turns off or Sleep or Hibernation kicks in [I disable both of those and lengthen the time on the HDD to several hours], Control Panel, Power Options?

The reason I mentioned the HDD is the symptoms you mentioned seem to apply. The screen saver could be in memory and not affected by the HDD until it's asked for something.

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When I'm connected to the Internet, I get the black screen with the Windows XP logo flitting about if I've been innactive for 2 mins. Can I correct it?

A:Solved: Screen keeps going back to Black screen with Windows XP icon keeps coming up

Only when connected to the internet?

Right click empty desktop.
Properties>Screensaver - Check what you have it set to.

Monitor Power.
Power schemes>always on.
Turn off monitor>never.
System standby>never.
Turn off hard disks>never.

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Fresh install of Windows 7 and I'm convinced that one of the MS updates I elected to install is causing this. I've read other forums that said it's related to having a wireless mouse, but I'm using the same hardware that I've always used. The thing I did this time that I don't normally do is install all of the "optional" software updates from MS. I tried uninstalling all of the usb related drivers and letting them reinstall, no luck. Not sure how to pinpoint the prob. Any advice would be awesome.

Usb devices include a wireless mouse, and Logitech C920 webcam (webcam newly added, but screensaver wasn't an issue prior to reloading).


A:Screen saver not coming on!

If you try unplugging the mouse and the computer screensaver goes on that you know that is the problem

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I used Puppy Linux on a flash drive and I have access to everything. I can use the internet and access all my files. This to me says that it is not a hardware issue.

The fact that when I try to go into safe mode it gets stuck for more than a day on classpnp.sys (when I finally give up). I understand that classpnp.sys has loaded but, there is something after that that the computer can't load. I have seen some people have atipcie.sys load after classpnp.sys and it makes sense to me that it would be a graphics driver that is causing the issue.

I need my Windows 7 up and running for school and work projects. Any ideas, thoughts, or help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Stuck on Windows splash screen, safe mode stuck on classpnp.sys

Hi ,
Follow this tutorial to run SFC /Scannow at boot.
SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
If you want to run the command from a USB drive follow this tutorial.
Boot Windows 7 System Repair Disc from USB Using Grub4Dos
And apply it to the first link instead of the ERD (Emergency Repair CD).

Generally a good tutorial to read.
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Hi all,

Ever since I applied Microsoft's most recent critical update (a security patch of course) I have had a hard time restarting. I've been getting hung up on the splash screen (in my case the Alienware alien head) and the actual boot process never begins. I was able to overcome if before by unplugging the pc but now even that doesn't work and I have been stuck on the splas fo hours now. Any idea how to get past this?

A:Stuck on Splash Screen

Why would you unplug your PC to turn it off? Does your Power button not work?

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I'm having some trouble with my computer.
After I restarted it, it won't boot at all.
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So far, nothing has worked.
What should I do?

A:Stuck at splash screen

Shut down, take a break then try booting from the installation CD and running the start up repair option
Keep us posted

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A:XP stuck on splash screen

You could try doing a repaor install of XP. however if it is a piece of hardware that has become defective and is causing the problem then a repair install isnt going to fix it.

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A:Help XP stuck on Splash Screen

Sounds like it might be a hardware problem -- but have you tried a Safe Mode boot when this happens?

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(atleast those of you running intel-chipsets)

Updating my intel RAID driver fixed the issue where I was stuck at the splash screen after the first reboot during initial installation (upgrading directly from Win 7 without loss of files)

Download the third link (iata_enu.exe - version, after download completes, run the executable. Install. Do a reboot. Start the Windows 8 installer again - watch magic happen.

Good weekend to all

A:Fix for those of you who are stuck at the splash screen

Welcome to Eight Forums Macimate.

Thanks for letting us know how you solved the issue.

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ive read a thread that has the same problem with what im having now. ive tried all possible ways but still keeps coming on when im watching a video. I dont know how it happened but the problem just kicked in recently.

A:How can I prevent screen saver from coming on while im watching video?

Try a restore point before problem started.

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I see the screen, stuck on the splash i force reboot and choose last known, doesnt work until like 3 times then finally goes in.
here is what the screen looks like.


A:Stuck on Windows Splash screen

Hi perry -

What other options are available to you in Safe Mode ?? Are you able to open in Safe Mode Etc. ??
I have only assumed from your post stating you access "last known", that you can access Safe Mode (F8 or similar).

Thank You -

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sooo, what's the trick ? is there some kind of magic BIOS setting i need to set for booting all the way through ?
I'm trying this now for a week, i don't know what else to do :/
Thanks in advance for a tip.


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A:Windows stuck at splash screen

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A:Hp Pavilion Dv6 stuck on HP splash screen

Hi, First try Hard Reset and then check.. If issue still persists then follow all the instructions from the link below: Troubleshooting Black Screen Displays with No Error Messages During Startup or Boot

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A:Stuck on Dell Splash Screen HELP!?

hi and welcome have you installed any new programs or drivers recently also will it start ok in safe mode

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A:Win XP Pro stuck at loading splash screen

Have you tried scandisk?

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btw, i am gonna buy vista home premium in a few days, will that fix my problem since its not a cheap crack?

A:Stuck on splash screen before installation

only when you get a leagal copy we will be able to offer help

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Originally Posted by OfficialFaite

OK, I recently 'upgraded' my windows 7 to windows 10. It was working fine since Christmas, then today it just freezes on the windows 10 splash screen, which as I'm sure you can guess is incredibly annoying, any help would be awesome, thanks in advance

Without some info about your setup, it is very difficult to even guess. Please update your system specs, completely as you can. It will help a lot. Thanks...... System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums - Windows 10 Forums

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Does anyone have any idea what is going on? Is there a jumper on my Motherboard I should change? I have been pulling my hair out all day with this one. I have quite a bit of computer experience and nothing has frustrated me quite like this one. Maybe I am just looking too hard and the answer is in front of me.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Xp Home gets stuck on Splash Screen

Have you checked in the BIOS lately, you might be suffering from CMOS battery failure, the way to check is set the BIOS up (if its lost its settings) and when you turn the PC off by shutting down from the desktop leave the power supply 'ON', with an ATX PSU to conform to the spec it supplies a trickle of juice to the CMOS even when the PC is off, the only time it uses the battery is when the PSU is disconnected from the mains supply. If the PC boots next time 'cos the settings have stuck, try next time pulling the plug from the wall overnight and if it fails next day, go get a new CMOS battery- usually a 2302 about ?2.00.

I'm working on the tenuous assumption that the BIOS is set to auto detect the drives so it knows where your OS is but then cant load drivers etc for the OS as the BIOS hasn't given the OS any hardware details to pole.

Of course it could be dodgy memory or a disk too.

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btw, i am gonna buy vista home premium in a few days, will that fix my problem since its not a cheap crack?

A:stuck on splash screen before installation

Hehe.. well, it's probably corrupted and many things you will get online will be, especially when it comes to OS's. You are better off buying Vista than any of the cracked versions you will find on TPB. Looks like you have a nice setup there.. except for the cracked Vista. Lol..

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I'm new to your forum and hope to find help.

I have a Toshiba Tecra A9 stuck on the splash screen after my intervention in the bios to boot from a USB stick.

At the start, it turns more on the startup screen with the 5 symbol of choice (hard disk, USB, etc.).
Clicking on a symbol and nothing responds I can not enter the bios.
It is displayed at the top of the screen: In Touch With Tomorrow TOSHIBA and five symbols.

I disconnected two small green battery on the motherboard for 10 minutes, but nothing has changed.
That said, I do not know if I disconnected the battery good (y 'have it two?).
It also would it make a metal button battery on the motherboard?

Thank you in advance for your help.


A:Tecra A9 stuck on the splash screen

I do not have this notebook model but can you please tell me what happen when you use F12 at start-up?
Is boot menu available?
If yes, can you choose HDD as bootable device?

I do not understand why you cannot enter BIOS settings? Have you tried F2 at start-up?

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All other office programs work. I have already performed an uninstall and the reinstalled the software.

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I have run sfc /scannow

I am thinking that the issue is caused by me not being able to open up devices and printers.

Thanks in advance

A:Word 2007 stuck at Splash Screen

May be you are right about printers.
More info on system errors can be obtained via Event Viewer.

In a mean time, have you tried to start Word in Safe mode?

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The mouse pad on it is also not working so I had him plug in my extra mouse. All went well there too.

The woman at the computer shop put AVG Antivirus on it, which always seemed to give it issues the last time it was on there when he first got the laptop so we had again uninstalled it this morning. It said it had to restart so he restarted it.

Now it is stuck on the screen.... TOSHIBA Leading Innovation >>> AMD Turion X2 64 and on the bar at the bottom it says...
Press <F2> To enter setup, <F12 to enter MultiBoot selection menu.

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I finally got the desktop up. After restarting it 3 more times and trying to get safe mode up, but it didn't go to safe mode screen, it automatically went to the desktop. I'm running a defrag on it. It was really fragmented. But so far so good, I haven't tried to run any other applications on it yet. Wish me luck.

Any ideas why it wouldn't go to the safe mode screen and automatically went to desktop?

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When I boot up I get the : Your computer shut down improperly Repair or boot normally. Nothing happens it goes through boot up process and stops at the splash screen just prior of windows actual load up.

So far I have tried: DaRT - Have CD drive as 1st boot option hear it start up but nothing.
Safe Mode will not load. I can get to safe mode option but when I attempt to load in to windows through safe mode it stops and the cycle starts over again.
Then I tried Dell Windows restore doing the F8 advanced Repair windows but it doesnt do anything I do not get any options beyond that. It goes into boot up and sticks at splash screen.
I tested the CD drive with a Win 98 disk thinking do a BCwipe but being a 64bit system I failed. I can not find the c:\ but it did tell me my CD drive was working.
I have a burned windows7 disk but it doesnt read on this desktop.

What happened I dont know I was in Iraq and wife said she put a game on the system Witcher2 and shortly after that the system did this.

System: Dell Inspiron 560 Windows 7 64bit.

Any help would be great. Thank you

A:[SOLVED] Win7 Stuck on Splash Screen

POWER On... + F8 (without the CD) WINDOWS 7 has a built IN REPAIR.
if this fails... try inserting the WINDOWS 7 INSTALLER then click REPAIR (note that you should put CD/DVD as you PRIMARY BOOT and PRIMARY HARD DRIVE) this TWO should be together.

>try first repairing options. Last resort would be REFORMATTING but this is your LAST OPTION

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I don't know if this is the right place to post this because I'm new here. Sorry if it's in the wrong place. Today I was updating the graphics driver and GeForce experience. Everything seemed to go fine with the graphics driver, but when I was updating GeForce experience, the installation hung at the very end so I force closed it. Now when I restarted the computer, windows hung at the splash screen. Now I can't get it to boot at all. I tried my recovery disk and windows install disk, and both of them also hang at the splash screen. They only boot successfully when I unplug the SSD that has the OS installed on it. Now I am stuck as to what to do next. I also tried resetting the bios and that didn't do anything either. Please help me. I need this computer for my homework and I am being forced to type this entire paragraph on my iPad right now.

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I have now discovered that if I leave the computer on for around 5 minutes or so sitting on the splash screen, it does boot. This way worse than it used to be because I have an SSD. I used to see the splash screen for about 5 seconds before the computer would continue to boot into windows. So any help diagnosing the problem would be appreciated. I am now running chkdsk and I will post the results when it is finished.

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I have a project due online in 2 hours, and I can not get windows to boot or change BIOS settings.
Whenever my computer starts up, it just gets stuck on the Gigabyte splash screen.

I've tried just about everything and I am no longer convinced that it is a HDD issue.
It freezes when I enter the splash screen, so I can not go to BIOS settings or anything like that.

If it happened any time after today this would be fine with me, I would be patient.
But I can't afford a 0 on this project, especially after I already worked so hard on it and all I had to do was make the finishing touches.

If anyone could help me out at all, I would appreciate it so much.

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When I start my pc it gets stuck on the ASUS mobo splash screen. I cant even get into my BIOS. I cleared the CMOS. POST is one beep which should be good. I even went as far as connecting the hd from the bad system as a 2nd hd on a working system and it wouldnt boot as well. Wont even boot to Windows XP System disk.
Here's are list of components on my system:

ASUS A7N8X mobo
Samsung 1gb PC2700 RAM
ATI Radeon 9800 graphics card
AMD Athlon XP +3500 CPU
OS: Windows XP

any help would be greatly appreciated


A:PC stuck on ASUS mobo splash screen

What happens with just the motherboard, memory, and video card installed?

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Hi all,
For the second time in three months a Dell laptop of mine just freezes at the Dell splash screen. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of Dell, but having to keep looking at it when I kinda want to get to work  .... you know what I mean.

So, what happened? Wife boots up the laptop this morning, gets the "disk checking" message and decides after a few minutes that she isn't waiting any longer and does a hard power off (keeping power button pressed). She then tries to boot up the laptop again and .... it won't get past the splash screen.
What I have tried:1. Pressing F2 for setup2. Pressing F12 for boot options3. Opening DVD drive and booting4. Remove the battery and keep power button pressed to discharge staticNormally, my next option would be to break the warranty seal and just rip out the HDD and try to plug it into another device. But perhaps you all have another solution? Can't imagine that I'm the first one that this happened to.
And FYI: the other laptop that this happened to (Dell Studio XPS M1540) ended up with a useless HDD with unrecoverable data.

A:Dell Inspiron 15R SE stuck at splash screen

Thank you for writing on Dell CommunityI would suggest that you run the diagnostics on the computer by following the steps mentioned below and check if there is any issue with the hardware on your system.4.    Turn on or restart the computer. 5.    Immediately at the Dell logo screen, starting tapping the <F12> key once a second until the One Time Boot menu appears (if the computer boots to Windows turn the computer off and try again). 6.    At the One Time Boot menu, press the <Down> arrow key to highlight Diagnostics, PSA+ or Enter ePSA, then press <Enter> to begin the hardware Diagnostics.
Write down any error codes listed. Reply to us with the error codesLet us know your findings.

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Hi all I started up my system today and on the windows splash screen (the page on start up that shoes the WINXP logo and the blue scrolling bar below) The blue scrolling bar was stuck in one place and stayed there for a good 2 hours so I restarted and was greeted by the infamous “Disk boot failure, Insert a system disk and press enter”. So I turned off my system and took the side of the case of and disconnected the SATA cable from the hard drive and then the power cable from the hard drive as well, connected them back up powered the system back up and I am now back on the windows splash screen. With the scrolling blue bar below the WINXP logo stopping and starting randomly now and again. I am going to leave it for 2 hours see if it recovers its self, anyone got any ideas if this does not work what to do? I have my windows XP disk and serial number so I guess its fresh install? Still what could have caused this as it’s happened twice now!!!! Could it be the SATA drivers I have all the driver installed by a shop do I need to install SATA driver for the HD or not could the drive be faulty? All help thanked as always thanks Adam

Here are my specs:

AMD A64 3800+
512mb kingston DDR 3200
512mb kingston DDR 3200
NVIDIA GeForce SLI 6600 GT PCIe 256MB (X2) (SLI enabled)
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe Nforce4 PCiEx
Serial ATA 300 GB 7200 RPM Maxtor 16MB Cache
Microsoft Windows XP Home SP2

Thanks again for all help any info needed just ask &#61514;

A:XP stuck on windows xp splash screen on start up

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Hey, so i have a problem with my computer.
I have a Dell inspiron 530 running vista 32-bit. The computer was working fine when yesterday morning it got stuck on the dell splash screen. My sister even managed to make it work by simply turning it on, but after i shut it down and tried to boot it again this morning, it got stuck again. I haven't done anything new other than installing drivers for a wireless network adapter and installing WoW, and it worked fine after that. I cannot press F2, F8 or F12 when stuck at the splash screen.
This is what i have tried out already:
1. Booting with all peripherals unplugged (except monitor, mouse and keyboard)
2. Turning the power off while its attempting to boot.

what do i do?

A:Solved: Stuck on Dell splash screen

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Hello. Can someone help me please. My lenovo G580 laptop is stuck on the lenovo splash screen and I do not know how to fix it.

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I got an hp pavilion a520n from one of my buddy's but it dont work it's stuck on a blue hp splash screen and it has the F1 F10 it wont load windows can i format the pc to just run a fresh install of windows xp pro without getting the hp screen. Thanks in advance

A:Computer stuck on blue hp splash screen.

you should be able to do a fresh install but that wont promise you success, why did he give it to you anyway, because it didnt work? Did you ask him why it didnt work at all.

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Is it bricked?Last night my computer did its normal thing and shut down after being ~10% charged, but when I went to plug it in, & restart it it hung up on the splash screen for a while. I thought it was just extremely dead, so I turned it off again and let it charge for ~15 min, and when I turned it on for a 2nd time it lagged on the splash screen again, so I started button smashing. none of the F1-F12 keys did anything, but after I hit CTRL+ALT+DELETE the screne turned on and off & then I hit esc and it magically it booted up again. The next morning it worked fine, until I unplugged it and used it until it did its thing again and shut down at ~10% charged how I like it. And then it hung up again no F1-F12 keys do anything, the one touch recovery key just turns it on with the splash screen still stuck, and CTRL+ALT+DELETE makes the splash screne turn on and off for a second. If I leave it on it will stay on the splash screne indefinitly or until it dies, I've let it charge and discharge a few times and that changes nothing.   Some stats: Model: G580 20150 64 bit                             OS: windows 10 upgraded from 8 (unsupported I know)                 Processor: core i5 I've gathered it's either bios issue or a hdd issue, but all the form posts here are for windows 7, so I can't really go by that. Everything else on my ... Read more

A:G 580 20150 stuck on splash screen (windows 10)

The Li Polymer battery that is inside your main "battery case" is managed by a small electronics board or "smart" board that regulates power drain and charge to optimize battery run time and life span.  Running it flat then recharging is not a bad idea, but run battery diagnostics from the Lenovo Energy Manager and see if it needs to be replaced.
Windows 10 is still a bit buggy in many ways, so this may be the result of a driver or other software hanging up at boot time and not really based on hardware issues.  Try updating drivers, check BIOS settings and run diagnostics, then report back with findings.
Good luck.

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I have a dell desktop that got a virus so I wiped it out and was going to reinstall it. Now when I start it up, it sticks on the dell splash screen and will not boot to the CD drive or hard drive. I put the HD in another computer and installed windows again on it but when I put it back in my dell, it still does not read it or boot up to it. So, I know it is not a bad HD.

I tried removing the battery from the motherboard for a few minutes to reset everything. That did not work. I also tried unplugging all other devices (usb's, cd/dvd drives, floppy drive, etc) and starting up. That did not work either.

I checked the BIOS settings and it is set to boot to the hard drive so I am completely lost and am up for trying anything! Thanks for any help you may have.

A:Dell Stuck on Splash Screen & Won't Boot to Anything

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So yesterday I got a GeForce GTX 960 4GB to install into my PC. However after installing it and all that jazz, my computer gets stuck on the BIOS splash screen and beeps. The beeps are one short beep, then 30 seconds later a short beep followed by 3 shorter beeps.

I know for a fact that it isn't my RAM because I can put my old card in and everything works fine. I also have a VisionTek 450w dedicated GPU power supply that takes up a CD reader slot so power consumption is totally fine.

I tried updating my bios, but there doesn't seem to be an update available. So at this point I think I need a new motherboard.

My specs are as follows;

Motherboard: Pegatron IPISB-CH2

BIOS: AMI 7.12

CPU: Intel Core i5-2320 (Sandybridge) (95W), 3.0 GHz


HDD: 1 TB WD Harddrive that I bought 2 months ago

GPU before: GTX 650 Ti 1 Gb

After: GTX 960 4GB

Thanks for all the help!

A:PC stuck on BIOS Splash Screen after installing new GPU

I can put my old card in and everything works fine.Click to expand...

So at this point I think I need a new motherboard.Click to expand...

This makes no sense at all. If you reinstall your old card and everything works, why in the world would you think you need a new mb???
That scenario points at a failed or DOA card NOT a failed mb.

If you are intent on gaming, I would give serious consideration to building a gaming system. Big box systems like dell, hp, etc are fine for what they are intended to do; email, run office, watch videos, etc. The hardware is just not up to the stress of gaming. There is more to a gaming system than simply installing a video card and a pw supply.

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Hi everyone,

I've run into a problem and I'm hoping someone can help. I've run into a roadblock and I'm not sure what to do next.

I found a motherboard and CPU that wasn't being used (new in box). Older LGA1156, but hey, still usable. Anyway, I had some other components and someone just gifted me a new video card, so I thought I'd throw a system together. Assembly went smoothly without issue.

The problem;
When I try to install W7Pro, the install gets to the point where it's just finished copying the files and is starting the splash screen before freezing (or occasionally rebooting). I've been going out of my mind the last few days trying to figure out how to fix this. I've reseated everything (CPU, RAM, video card, cables) with nothing working. I've tried another disk as well. Nothing has worked.

I decided to stick an XP CD (SP2). THAT installed without a hitch. So I'm really stuck as to how to proceed. I'm hoping someone here can give me some insight into where the problem might be.

The details;
Intel DQ57TML w/ Core i5.
80Gb SSD hard drive (and I've also tried a traditional HD as well)
Sapphire R7/260X
Windows 7 Pro (pre-SP1)
800w PS.
Internal DVDRW (tried external as well...same results)

Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.

A:Stuck on splash screen installing Windows 7

How is the RAM broken up? 2 4GB SIMMs or 2 2GB SIMMs?
Try reducing the RAM to 2GB if you can. If not, then try 4GB. If same problem, swap the RAM and try again.

You can put all the RAM back after Win 7 is installed.

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Hi everybody :

This is a question about Windows 7 Operating System. I notice, every once in a while, when I boot up, the display gets stuck on the BIOS splash screen. Then I manually turn my computer off.....wait a minute before booting back up. Then the BIOS screen only displays for a second or so, then proceeds with the boot up process. Is this indicate that my Operating System might've gotten corrupt ? My Operating System is : Windows 7 Professional / 32-bit.

A:Display gets stuck on the BIOS splash screen

Hi try running these, No. 1 SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Help Forums
No. 2 The How-To Geek Guide to Using Check Disk in Windows 7, 8, or 10

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Hello everyone,
I have a Dell 15R 7520 for a while now and it always worked great until a few days back it started giving me a blue screen error "DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE". After that it would sometimes got stuck on the dell splash screen but a quick reset would make it boot again normally. I updated all the drivers I could find to see if it would get better but didnt work.
This problem was getting worse and worse until one day I got another blue screen error "CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED". After that it rarelly boots and usually just stay stuck on the Dell splash screen. Also when booting it does a lot of beeping sounds (more than 4) and something that seems like HD or disc reading (that is no disk inserted)
I have already tried a few thing from this forum:
* Unplug all power sources and battery, hold down the power button and reboot.
* Change a BIOS setting from SMART Intel Boot (something like that) to AHCI and then back.
* Reseat the memory
But its getting really hard to retry anything because when its stuck in the splash screen i can`t even access the BIOS.
I would really appreciate any help =D


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Need some help here. Beyond frustrated.
Windows 7
Mobo Gigabyte GA-277-D3H
Vid Card EVGA GTX 560 (trying to replace with GT 730 "low profile", which I'm also pissed off with because it's about half the size of the 560, so I know it's going to suck. Was in a rush to fix this crap and didn't research much)
PSU Silencer Mk2 750wats
Started when my computer crashed with a video anomaly. It's not something very new, as I've been having crashing and video anomaly problems with this card for years and I figured it was only a matter of time before it gave up the ghost.
Tried restarting my comp a few times and it continued to make all of the bootup noises, including letting me log in with my password (even though the screen was blank). After trying this a few times, it stopped getting that far and would only have the one initial start up beep.
Got this new video card, which I was immediately displeased with as stated earlier. Hooked it up, which restored video and that's when I found that the computer would not boot past the BIOS splash screen. Gives the single beep, fans spin up like usual, then nothing. BIOS related buttons a few times with no response, it starts a "clicking" noise whenever pressing them. Still doesn't progress past this screen.
Tried taking out the ram, that causes an error where the comp just makes continuous beeping noises (read that it giving an error is an indicator that the mobo is still good). Don't get any further disconnec... Read more

A:Computer stuck at BIOS splash screen

Start with these free, bootable hardware diagnostics:
I suspect memory because of the beeps, but I suspect the hard drive because of the freezing at the BIOS splash screen (so try both diagnostics).

Good luck!

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Product Information

Problem Type:


Model Name:

X99 Extreme4

BIOS Version:




Intel core i7 5820k


Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4x8)

Video Card:

Zotac Geforce 980 Ti Amp! Edition ,PCIE


Samsung 850 EVO 500GB,SATA




Is not installed yet because of problem

Other Devices:


USB keyboard won't work on first boot

»Problem Description

I've tried everything from resetting CMOS to clicking all the keys and putting the keyboard in before starting the PC but nothing works. The keyboard light (NUM lock light) is on but the keys won't work, all I can see is the Asrock logo and the "Press" options but I cannot proceed because the keys don't work please help. I've tried with both PS/2 and USB keyboard and mouse. I've resseated the RAM many times too. Everything is functional but the keys on the keyboards which makes me not able to enter any kind of bios. I am stuck at this splash screen with the ASRock logo and the many options it offers that I can't access.

A:USB keyboard keys won't work. Stuck at splash screen.

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Alright, so my buddy brought over his computer for me to fix. The problem was that when it was booted, there was no display on the monitor in which the cable was plugged into the video card. I plugged in the cable to the onboard video card, got a display. Next was that I could not get past the boot screen. I got an error code "5A" on the intel mobo. So I checked out everything I could, tried resetting the CMOS unplugged everything except bare necessities (memory, mobo, display, fans) but still couldn't get it to work. I then tried swapping the mobo with a brand new Gigabyte one which was compatible with all the parts and it's still not working. Again, I reset the CMOS by taking out the battery for 15 minutes and still nothing. I tried to swap the memory from my computer to his and I don't even get the splash screen. So I'm stumped as to why I'm stuck on the splash screen and my keyboard won't even function so I can't configure the BIOS. PS/2 keyboard btw. And I did try to put the Windows 7 CD in to see if I could boot from that and that didn't work either. I think I've covered all the bases so if anyone has the solution, I'd be pretty grateful.

Anyway, this is what I've narrowed it down to:

It's not the HDD, I tested it on my own computer and it shouldn't have anything to do with setting up the BIOS anyway.

It's not the motherboard, I put in a brand new one just to make sure.

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A:Computer stuck on mobo splash screen and no keyboard

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First I was having this issue:

I followed a fix that involved:
1. Press "Windows key + R".
2. Type wsreset.exe and click OK.

I did that and the splash screen came up. I then waited past the suggested 15 mins and then I got this error:

Now every time I try to access the store, it just freezes for a few then pops up with that last error.

New to Win8. Don't don't even know how to uninstall the dang app and reinstall it.

Thanks in advance for the help!!!
I just ran the tool form this post:
Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter - Fix Apps in Windows 8

and at the end I was left with this:

A:App Store stuck on splash screen until network timed out..

Welcome to my world. I also had the same problem, tried all the possible fixes and eventually reinstalled Windows. All OK now.

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I have updated my laptops and desktops to Windows 10 recently, coming from Windows 7.

On startup, and sometimes amidst usage, Skype for business starts itself and then hangs at the splash screen; thus I cannot disable it from starting automatically. How can I fully remove Skype for business and instead install the regular version of Skype?

Thanks in advance for some hints!

A:Skype for business stuck at splash screen on startup

Originally Posted by Useless User

I have updated my laptops and desktops to Windows 10 recently, coming from Windows 7.

On startup, and sometimes amidst usage, Skype for business starts itself and then hangs at the splash screen; thus I cannot disable it from starting automatically. How can I fully remove Skype for business and instead install the regular version of Skype?

Thanks in advance for some hints!

Hi Useless User and welcome to Tenforums.

You can disable Skype for Business from starting with Windows permanently, by opening Task Manager; under the Startup tab, select the app and click the Disable button.

Alternately, you can go to All Settings> System>Apps & features, highlight Skype Meetings App, and select Uninstall.

Hope that helps!

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I have just inherited a very nice Toshiba Portege z830 10p. I have gradually been setting it up for use. During this process, I occasionally had trouble with it not rebooting and not coming out of hibernation/sleep.

It is now in a state where when you switch it on the Toshiba logo appears on screen and the fan goes into overdrive, sounding like it's about to take off.

I can't get it to boot into the BIOS setup screen. Though I have previously been in there and even updated the BIOS.

I have pulled it apart to check for loose connections, dirt and dust and all appears ok.

What are my next steps or do I just write it off?

Looking on the Toshiba support website it would appear that it is still under warranty: - see below. I wonder if this is void now though.

It's worth pointing out that a few of the external ports are showing some sign or corrosion though the motherboard/battery and other internals all appear to be intact.

All thoughts/comments are welcome.


3 years EMEA On-site Repair Service for Laptops

Service Coverage
Expiration Date
3 years International Warranty
Service Coverage
Expiration Date

A:Portege Z830 - Stuck on Toshiba splash screen with fan

I guess the warranty isn’t valid anymore because you have already disassembled the notebook for cleaning…

Regarding the notebook’s booting problem: to me it looks like the issue could be related to hardware malfunction… if you are not able to access the BIOS and if the notebook freezes while showing the Toshiba logo, then the problem might be related to motherboard problems…

It seems that the POST (power on self-test) cannot be passed properly and usually this can be caused by motherboard (or parts like RAM) malfunction.

By the way:

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I have a friend away at school who called and said her computer won't start up. It is a Compaq . She gets the Compaq splash screen, with the F1 for setup, F10 for SystemRecovery, and it gets stuck there.

Pressing F1 on startup gets her "Entering Setup" and then it just sits there. Pressing F10 on startup does nothing at all.

The pc is not giving any beeps as they sometimes do when having a startup problem, nor is she hearing any odd sounds from the tower (hard drive clicking, etc).

Thoughts on what the cause for this sudden meltdown of her pc?

A:Compaq stuck on splash screen, can't enter BIOS

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A cursed ASUS laptop - I've posted about it elsewhere in these forums - was working tonight, has worked fine for about 7-8 weeks, and then when it was put to sleep by closing it, upon being opened, would only display the ASUS splash screen (the first thing one sees when turning it on - basically a black screen and the word ASUS).

The computer turns off fine with the power button. Turns on fine too, but gets no farther than the splash screen. No POST beeps, nothing at the bottom of the screen saying how to get to setup or anything.

If a bootable DVD is inserted and the computer started, there are some noises like the computer hardware is interacting with the DVD (sorry, I'm not sophisticated enough to describe the noises, other than to say I never hear the DVD start to spin fast), but then 5-10 seconds later the noises stop and it's just the splash screen again and nothing else.

Odd laptop charger behavior, culminating in sparking last night describes the last issues with this computer, which were seemingly fixed about two months ago with the replacement of the motherboard.

It's going back to the shop, but I'm wondering about any intelligent suggestions as to what's wrong here.

Obviously the "repair/replace" teeter-totter is inexorably tipping toward replace.

A:ASUS laptop stuck at splash screen - won't boot from HD or DVD

Google is my friend. Took a lot of poking, but Stuck on asus logo on startup?? - FixYa suggests the following:

Same problem here with my wife's Asus laptop. Called Asus and they said to unplug charger, remove the battery in the back, hold down the power button for 10 seconds. Then, replace battery, then charger, then press the power button and wait for startup. First time it got stuck at the windows loading bar screen for like 5 min. which is abnormal. Did a hard power down (press and hold power button til it shuts off) then restarted again. That time it worked and all is well so far. Could have been due to a static charge as she was on our couch with our dog backing up movies so charge might have entered through the CD/DVD drive opening. (?) Not sure, but if you are sitting on a static-prone couch with your laptop its probably best to sit on top of a bounce sheet.

I did that and it worked.

I'll mark the thread as solved a few days down the road if no further incidents.

Meanwhile - any comments on what might have led to this situation?

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Hi guys! Im currently fixing my cousins Lenovo k410 ideacentre, I've replaced his exisiting motherboard with a brand new one (since that was the problem). The problem now is that when I use the independent videocard that came with the system, the lenovo splash page would pop up and would be stuck on that screen. When using the onboard vga, everything works fine and I was able to fully install windows 10! I would appreciate it if anyone can help me with this problem. There's not BIOS update availble for this system, so that can't be the problem.  Thanks Guys!

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Hello again everyone!

I have set my screen saver timeout to 1 minute awhile ago and now it won't allow me to change it to anything else. Even if i uncheck the "On resume, display logon screen" it still times out to 1 minute with "None" selected and the check box unchecked. After one minute of no activity, the log on screen is shown (after the lock screen).

I have tried everything except "Refreshing windows settings"

I am really annoyed and never had any troubles before. Google isn't helping either, everything Google showed I have tried. One things said about resetting security policies under user accounts but i do not have anything like that.

Thanks everyone!

A:[SOLVED] Windows 8.1 Screen Saver timeout stuck at 1 min

Hi did you see this post

You may be at the wrong screen. You are most likely under PC Settings -> Accounts. The easiest way is to just press the windows key -> type: "user accounts" -> Reset Security Policies, located on the upper left hand side of the window.

Also found under:

Control Panel -> User Accounts and Family Security -> User Accounts

If it is not located under there then I believe that no changes have been made that require a reset, or you may have a different issue at hand other than an application enabling a 1 minute auto-lock feature onto your window's user account.

Good Luck.

Edited by ameier3030 Wednesday, October 01, 2014 11:37 PM

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 11:36 PM
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found here

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Ok so my computer is this:

amd 64 3700
asus a8n-e
windows xp sp2

I was using it fine a few minute ago then while i was using winamp i accidently hit the shortcut key to log me off windows - when i tried to go back in by clicking my name it thought about it for a few seconds then gave me a blue screen maybe 3 or 4 lines of writing with a number at the start.

The thing is it disappears really quickly so I can't tell what it's saying.

I went to the boot menu thing and tried safe-mode and starting windows with last good config but nothing is working. It still gives me the writing and blue screen no matter what I do.

I've unplugged it as well to give it a cold boot but nothing is happening.

Does anyone know what the blue screen might be saying to me or anyway to fix this?

Is it software or something much worse?

My next idea is to whack my windows cd in and try to repair it but I just know I'm goign to need to reformat or something

Thanks in advance

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windows will generate a minidump file for every bsod it comes up with. they are stored in the %systemroot%/minidump folder of the hdd. if you can access safe mode, zip 5-6 of a few recent ones and post them here. alternatively if you cant, then use a Linux Live CD like Knoppix to copy that and also your important data, just in case. post the attachment here ( and someone here can read it..

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Brand new Dell Precision M4700. You can restart or shutdown the laptop at numerous times and on occassion the laptop gets stuck at the splash screen (where the windows come together), and will sit there for hours on end. Sometimes a single hard reset will allow it to boot, and be on it's merry way.

System runs great once it boots into Windows.

I'm not running any external drives on it. I've encountered issue on and off docking station, or running on power and or battery.

M4700 with core i7, 16 GB Ram, Quadro K2000M, 256 GB Seagate OEM SSD.

I checked hard drive with HDTune, and it checked out okay, except for 1 communication error, so to be on the safe side, I had the drive replaced. Still did it.

Did a repair installation of W7, still doing it. There's nothing different installed on this machine that isn't the exact same as the M4600s at the office..

Is there a log that can be looked at, and or turned on to see what's causing it to hang at the splash screen? A few times it will go past the splash screen, but never displays the welcome screen (displays just a black screen).

I'm almost tempted to ask for a replacement board

A:Randomly Stuck at Windows Splash Screen, Precision M4700

Ram has been memtested for 48hrs, no errors.

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A few times now I have been in internet explorer and then the screen with go back and forth from black screen back to internet screen and back and forth between the 2 for a few minutes and then will hit me with a blue screen with a bunch of writing on it and then will restart. It seems to run fine after the computer restarts itself but this has happened a few times now!

A:Screen flips back and forth from black screen to normal then blue screen

Can you provide a few details [remember we can't see or touch your system] about the hardware and software?

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When the Dell Inspiron 531 is powered on the splash screen displays and then it goes to auto detect entering power save and then goes into a splash screen- auto detect loop and will not boot into Windows 7. Any suggestions how to solve this?

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Today when I was trying to turn on my PC, it got stuck at the BIOS splash screen, I couldn't get into the boot menu as well. I thought about it, and felt that there could be a number of problems, RAM, HDD, etc. (some hardware issue), so I thought I would try disconnecting hardware from my mobo in a trial and error fashion to figure out which was the culprit. I managed to get past the BIOS splash screen and into the boot menu when i disconnected one of my HDDs (it’s a seagate 1TB barracuda). I'm trying to figure out what went wrong with it, but cannot run somehing like chkdsk on it as it is impossible to get past the BIOS splash screen when its SATA cable is connected to the mobo.

Can i get some advice on how i can narrow down the cause of this issue? Also coincidentally, I was defragmenting that HDD yesterday and another one of my family members turned off the PC while the process was still on-going. I'm not too sure if this has caused an issue, but it might help with the diagnosis?
Feel free to check my profile for system specs, also i don't have another desktop only laptops.

A:Stuck at BIOS splash screen, suspected hard drive issue.

There are 2 cables that go to the problem hard drive, data and power. Try this test: Remove the data cable but leave the power cable connected, then try to boot.
If the problem persists with just the power connected then I'm afraid the drive has an electrical problem. Very difficult to fix without taking it apart on a workbench.

However, if the PC boots with the drive powered but the data cable not connected, then you may be able to fix it if you can get into Windows.

The B-85 has a UEFI BIOS, so I will assume that you have AHCI capability and the SATA controller is set to AHCI Mode.
This means that you have the capability to 'hot swap' drives.
You would make sure that the SATA port that you will connect the drive to is set up for hot swapping in BIOS, then boot the computer without the drive connected, get into Windows, and then connect the drive.
If that works and you don't crash then you could start testing by running CHKDSK on it.

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When the Dell Inspiron 531 is powered on the splash screen displays and then it goes to auto detect entering power save and it goes into a splash screen- auto detect loop and will not boot into Windows 7. Any suggestions how to solve this?

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Hey all,
So i'm having this weird problem. None of the stock metro app will work on my system (weather, news etc')
It will just get stuck on splash screen. It worked a few days ago. Started reading about it on the forum and this is what I've done so far:

1. I don't have Avast or any antivirus installed yet.
2. Tried refreshing Windows, I'm getting an error saying Windows couldn't refresh and no changes were made.
3. Uac is on default
4. Windows Firewall service is set to be Running and Automatic
Annoyed and tired I added another language to windows that will change the display UI etc', I added Hebrew, resarted my machine and the metro apps now WORKS but, in Hebrew. Switched back to english, metro apps doesn't work. Tried adding other types of English (Canada etc') still no go.

My stock Metro apps will work only in Hebrew display mode.

Any help would be great.

A:metro apps stuck splash screen - I can force them to work kinda


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I am aware of the Screen Saver setup and modify capabilities in the Personalization menu. I am also aware that there is a Preview button there also.
There is a program in the Windows system files that you can put on the Taskbar at the bottom of the screen. You can then click this Icon and manually start the Screen Saver.
I however (in my infinite stupidity) have forgotten the name of this program and where it is located. Can someone please tell me what its name is and where it is located?

A:Screen Saver, I want to start the Screen Saver Manually.

Welcome to the Seven Forums

This thread may help you Pin screensaver shortcut to taskbar?


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I have been trying to find a good utility screen saver with things like: cpu usage, ram usage, cpu temp, etc etc.

I've found only one so far, Nafkak (spelling?), and it is terrible.

Does anyone know of another that I can try?

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Okay, here's a little background information.

Bought my PC in 2006. Have had to replace 3 video cards since i've bought it. (One was replaced under warranty, the other I bought).

Since I purchased my PC the only parts I have replaced are: My video card, 3 cards later i'm on my most recent one, EVGA Nvidia 8800 GT

I also upgraded my PSU to an Enermax Pro 82+ 525w.

OS: Windows XP SP3

Motherboard : ASUS P5BW-LA

I mainly use my computer for gaming, after my first video card died i was sent a beefier card;lst after that my PC was no longer under warranty so I had to buy my next cards my self.

My problem:

I left my computer on while making some food, I had world of warcraft opened. When I finished making food I got back to my computer and moved my mouse to get it out of sleep mode. I run a dual display set up, once my monitors loaded up one of the screens was pure white and the other screen was black. I was forced to hold the power button down to turn off my PC. From there on out everytime I boot my computer up I get my PC's loading screen (which i'm able to acces BIOS or system restore) after my PC's loading screen I get the windows splash screen, after that my monitor is pure black. The PC is still on and running but there's no display. I plugged my monitor into my onboard an... Read more

A:Black screen after Windows splash screen. Unable to acces safe mode.

bump, please help :(

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Very similar to the following problem but i do not have a raid, and it seems that this PC has a raid and i don't, plus it was never really determined what the actual solution was.
The basics: XP Professional Boot up screen, right before the windows loading screen, or direct after the F8 Menu if you hit "Start Windows Normally..." it will just lock up, no HDD activity, blank screen. now BSOD, nothing.

All 3 safe mods work fine.

Ran chkdsk /r in recovery.
Ran proper fixboot procedure.

Went into safe mode and checked the event viewer.

The only concerning message i got was: The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

Formatting really isnt an issue since i can back up anything i need through safe mode. However its just the fact that the Windows gremlin has struck me again and i must defeat it once more.

I highly doubt this is a hardware issue as it is more of a driver/software issue.

Anymore information for me, or from me that you need, i would be extremely happy.
Thanks for your time.

A:Blank Screen Freeze Up before Splash screen. Safe mode works.

Before I say the hard drive is dying, you need to try the XP repair as you have done most else you can already:

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i'm having to boot into windows xp. on power up sytem goes through the windows xp splash screen (with progress bar) and then instead of login prompt it goes just into the blue screen with moveable mouse pointer arrow.

issue seems to be similar to:
but recommended solutions didn't help so far.

symptoms just before issue - was not able to run use some system features - utility to turn off the display, utility to bring up battery info - everything was working fine before this

what i've tried:
boot to Last Known Good Configuration - resulting in the same blue screen

boot to Safe Mode / Safe Mode with networking / Safe Mode with comman prompt - resulting in blank (black) screen with "Safe Mode" in the corners and moveable mouse

test the hardware (hard drive / memory etc.) via build in PC Doctor - all seems to be working
i am able to use bootable XP CD from other machine to get into Recovery Console
i am able to boot to simple live XP using BartPE-XPE usb key and access the hard drive

could you please help me to find solution to this issue
thank you in advance

A:Solved: blank blue screen with mouse arrow after xp splash screen

Hi krajicek, u having a same problem as me.

Btw.. yours is laptop or desktop?
If laptop wat brand are u using..Mine are FUJITSU laptop and i still
can't get it work.
I boot from the WinXP CD and it still can't recovery as well and i try
safe mode aslo can't work too..

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I'm having a problem with BF2 where the game will crash with a
"BF2.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close."
error, right after the logo screen. The game doesn't enter full screen mode.

The first time I saw this error was when I was playing around with BattleRecorder (BF2's own recording engine), and I tried to launch a movie in BattleLauncher. This throws the error described above and I can't run BF2 again without getting the error until the computer is RESTARTED (no logoff and back on). I searched for a way to make Battlerecorder work and I gave up. But, the problem now seems to occur when Battlefield 2 is run for a second time. For example, if I turn on the computer, run BF2, play, close BF2, and try to play again without a restart, it crashes. I tried multiple things to fix this problem, and I eventually ended up downgrading my nvidia drivers to 84.21 (i was running 84.25 beta).

I THOUGHT this fixed the problem, but I must have only tried to open the game once when I went and downgraded the drivers, because it still happens. The only things I have installed recently are xfire, and I remember that that program threw me the error whenever I clicked somewhere inside the program to launch BF2 (xfire has a feature to launch bf2 for you so you can play with a friend). I suppose I should uninstall xfire... I'll try that now.

This computer is NEW, its got several games on it but its only a month old and it has no viruses or s... Read more

A:Solved: Battlefield 2 crashes after splash screen (doesn't enter full screen mode)

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The breaker popped last night, desktop Dell with Windows XP wont load. Splash screen appears for about 30 seconds, the only options are F2 for setup and F12 for boot, then brings me to a "no boot drive available" Followed by

Between last night and this morning Ive spent about 4 hours searching forums and changing my boot-up sequence, disabled the FDC, to no avail, it still wont work. Any help would be appreciated.

BIOS INFO: 1.0.3 6/20/2008
Processor type- Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66 GHz

A:Circuit breaker popped, now my Dell wont load, stuck at splash screen..

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Okay so lately I've noticed that my PC isn't displaying the BIOS splash screen anymore and skips straight to the Windows login screen. It didn't really bother me until today when I wanted to boot into Ubuntu and I couldn't select which OS I wanted to use.

I'm pretty sure the problem isn't the BIOS itself since I unplugged all the peripherals except the speakers, removed all the RAM and the BIOS did beep repeatedly. And given enough time, I can boot into windows (and only windows ).

Apparently people have had this problem before and all the solutions I've read such as "Press 'del' to go into your BIOS!" really doesn't help since I can't see anything in my BIOS menu.

The only solution that made sense to me was that my CMOS battery could be dying. I haven't changed my rig since I built it in 2009. The only significant event that happened recently might be that Windows updated itself.

-PC doesn't display BIOS splash screen
-Can't see messages displayed by system
-When windows does bootup, everything runs just fine
-Haven't changed rig for ~3 years

A:PC skips BIOS splash screen and goes straight to login screen

This is normally a BIOS setting called "Fast boot" or something such. It might have toggled off due to low battery causing a reset. This may also explain why a BIOS Boot Menu no longer appears.

It won't hurt to change your CMOS battery and might help. You can reset your BIOS at the same time which is also indicated: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Do you have Ubuntu (wisely) on another HD so you need the BIOS Boot menu to show up when you press it's hot key? If so make sure all HD's are detected in BIOS setup and BIOS Boot order is set to preferred HD first. If BIOS Boot menu still doesn't show up using hotkey, change boot order to other OS HD to see if it will in fact boot.

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I am not sure what's wrong, but I have uninstall nvidia drivers that gave me problems ie. 257.21, 196.21....etc. I am currently using 195.62. I am certain that it was a VGA driver problem, because it never happened again, till I decided to remove windows internet explorer and it did the black screen thing again. It restarts and instead of showing windows splash screen it shows a black screen. When I am at the black screen I can't do anything, I will have manually restart and when it boots up the second time it will load windows. It's ____ me off. I hope someone can help me here, and I appreciate it. Atm I am gonna reinstall IE 8 and let's hope for the best.

PS. I just bought this new HDD WDVELOCIRAPTOR 300GB. So it's brand new. Don't know what's going on.

A:Restart leads to black screen before windows 7 splash screen

Hmmm! Been having the same problem myself with 7 ultimate 64 bit. It only happens on a "restart". Cold boot works OK.
I just hit my reset button, get message to do startup repair or start windows normally.
Select the "normal" and all seems to work OK???????
I'd be interested if you can find a resolution to this issue. I gave up on it!!!

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Last night I downloaded a file from a Torrent site - Blackberry stuff (I'm pretty sure most or all was freeware stuff). I just noticed that that file has been removed. Kinda unfortunately because I did leave a comment on what happened to me and I asked if anyone else had the same issue. I'm guessing maybe they did because it is gone now.

I ran my AVG scan on it before opening it. It didn't find anything so I ran the executable. It locked up at one point after I started getting virus warnings from some new program (I did not write down what any of it was :-( ).

I had to do a hard shutdown. When it came up to my choices window, i.e. choose Safe Mode, Last Know, etc. I was unable to make any selections with my keyboard so it continued to boot Windows normally. The XP splash screen comes on and then the screen turns black with nothing further happening.

I can do a hard reboot but I can't get into Safe Mode because the keyboard isn't working and normal windows isn't working either.

Got any suggestions? Do I have some serious funk? Did some piece of hardware decide to stop functioning properly (power supply)?

I have been Googling this issue without any success. Sometimes it feels like you are the only one to ever have a particular issue.

This happened very late last night and now I am at work so I'm not able to touch it for the next 5 hours or so. The only two things that I can do right now is go into the BIOS settings or watch it go into Windows and then get the... Read more

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After doing a Windows update, my computer gave a Windows looking message that my hard drive was going bad and to back up my data. I was able to save my user files. Then the pc crashed with a BSOD. I disabled restart after crash. Found the error was 0x0000006B (having to do with a corrupt bootcat.cache file.) Could not boot up windows except for semi windows with my windows 7 disk and Chose Repair, in Recovery console, however it told me nothing could be repaired. Through an option to "find a file" under the Recovery option. I managed to copy a GOOD copy of the bootcat.cache file and I appropriately placed it in E:\Windows\system32\codeintegrity (it was ONLY seeing C: as a system partition) my drive letters were all reassigned.

Sorry this is confusing and a lot of info. Bottom line is, my hard drive is not bad, I see windows on it and all my files and the BIOS recognizes the drive. It is firmly connected and NOT hot to the touch.

From a command prompt I did a bootrec.exe /fixmbr and also /fixboot as the pc was not properly booting up. it still would not boot properly

I am totally unable to go to safe mode (hitting F8) No matter what I do, I get a Windows Splash screen and then my screen goes to a Black Screen with a White arrow cursor, the hard drive appears to be trying to work the light flickers) but it just hangs at the black screen

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A:Windows 7 splash screen, then black screen NO Safe Mode

sorry for bumping. it seems people get a lot of responses to their questions and i was hoping to get the same kind of response.

Bottom line is, my computer tries to load Windows (7) with the splash screen, then goes to a black screen with an arrow and stays there.

I am unable to boot to safe mode.

I am unable to do a recovery from booting from the Windows 7 Install CD

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I did an upgrade from Win 7 , and Screen Saver / Turn off display after 5 mins was working under Win 7 64 bit
As my title suggest Screen Saver / Lock screen Slideshow / Turn off display after 5 mins are not working under Win 10
The Lock screen Slideshow is there when Win 10 starts but only shows ONE image, never moves to another.
THINGS I've done so far to get any of these working ...Screen Saver / Lock screen Slideshow / Turn off display after 5 mins
I’ve turned off all the Wake on lan functions
Tried different folder/ images for the lockscreen Slideshow ,window spotlight and picture
Tried to set new power options , was able to get SLEEP to show up in "Start" as it was not there before, but once click , the display DID turn off, but wouldn’t turn back on with mouse movement keyboard presses, had to do a hard reboot. Win 10 started without issue and the SLEEP mode was no longer aviable via the power "start" menu.
Anyone have a clue how to get all of these working. Really would like my display to turn off after 5 mins , and the Screen saver to work , the Lockscreen I'm not fussed about

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My user account is password protected and "require a password on wake up" is turned on .

But when I resume from hibernate it return to desktop instead of log on screen. The same think happens with screen saver -on resume display log on screen-.

A:password protection, log on screen, hibernate & screen saver problem

Originally Posted by vassoulas

My user account is password protected and "require a password on wake up" is turned on .

But when I resume from hibernate it return to desktop instead of log on screen. The same think happens with screen saver -on resume display log on screen-.

Hibernation in it self saves everything thats in RAM at the time the system is put into that mode. It should not lock the PC as that wasn't the state it was in before it hibernated. perhaps lock the PC before you push the hibernate button!

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Hi. New to the forum, bit not to tek toys.
I have recently set my PC from 8.1 to the free 10 upgrade offer.
Everything's fine, 'Except' down in the bottom right hand corner a message keeps coming up.... "Activate Windows. Go to settings to activate Windows."
I have gone to settings now, 5 times, & through the whole upgrade procedure 5 times too, including several system restores. Each time I get an on-screen message telling me everything's done, 10 is now fired up & running etc. The 'Activate' message disappears, everything's fine for a week or 2, then I switch the PC on & the message has come back again.
Anyone got any ideas? Thanx.

A:Message on screen keeps coming back.

In an elevated ("run as administrator") command prompt, please run:

slmgr /dlv

Post the result window back as a screenshot. There won't be any uniquely identifying information on it so you don't have to blank anything out. Basically we are looking for anything on that result that says "KMS". If it does contain KMS that would be your problem, but there is other info in there that might point to the problem. What you want to see in the results is "RETAIL" activation channel.

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Hi Gurus,

I am not able to login to any forum (php sites) since the last few days. Every time I try logging in, the msg. "thank you for logging in ..." comes up and though it tries to redirect me to the next screen, it ultimately comes back to the login screen asking for my username and password again. I have tried deleting cookies manually but its was of no use. I have also tried using mozilla but the problem remains the same. I have the same problem with all forums. have ran my AV(Mcaffee) but no virus showed up.

I am using IE version: 6.0.2900.2180
Win XP home edition, version 2002, service pack 2
Anitivirus- Mcaffee

please let me know if any more information is needed. please help me ASAP.

Thanks in advance.


A:login screen keeps coming back again and again

Hi there asadhu...

Have you tried an alternative browser such as Opera/Firefox? Does the same happen with them?

Also, if you go to your Control Panel -> Internet Options -> Programs tab -> Reset Web Settings (remove tick from Homepage reset otherwise it will revert to default) -> Yes -> OK. -> Advanced tab -> Restore defaults -> Apply/OK.

Then clear your cookies/temporary internet files and history and relaunch IE and try again.

Any help or still the same?

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Hi all,

I was called to fix my aunt's PC the other day and what i came across was something i couldnt figure out what had caused the problem.

The machine does the usual, POST etc, does all its checks and then goes to boot from the HDD(HDD is indicated in BIOS etc). At this very stage (just before the WinXP splash Screen) the Screen (LCD) just goes black and does not ever recover. There is no error messages and the HDD LED blinks a couple more times then does nothing. LCD power light stays on green. I have to either turn it off via power button or do a restart with Ctrl,Alt + Del.

I have disconnected all peripherals except Video Card, HDD and still no luck. The only reason why i left the Video Card was that there is no onboard video and i had no other Video cards to replace it. I cant even boot into safe mode.

I manage to resolve the problem by doing a WinXP repair over the top but what i really want to know is, was it a corrupt/damaged MBR that was causing this problem or was it a corrupt driver? I have read a few articles about nVidia cards giving black screens but none seem to be similiar to mine.

Also since the install over the top, the problem has not re-occurred (however it has only been 1 day since).

PC Specs are below:

P4 3.2ghz
Albatron 845PE Pro II m/board
nVidia FX 5600XT VGA card
120GB IDE Seagate HDD
Firewire Card
Unsure of Sound Card

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.



A:Black Screen Prior to WinXP Splash Screen

Sounds more like a corrupt video driver to me.

My screens go black at that stage, as the drivers load.

Later drivers seem to leave them "black" a lot longer in the boot process.

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System running Windows XP

After the stsystem starts, and after the Windows XP Splash Screen and Windows is Starting,

The screen only shows a Splash Screen Reading:
"Warning! Spyware detected on your computer!
Install an antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer."

After this there is no icons, no start menu, no task bar.

I cannot CTRL+ALT+DEL, it says task manager has been disabled by your administrator.

If I leave the system running for 10 minutes or so a bogus advertisment for spyware removal will display, all you can do is click install or close the window.

Windows key will not open start menu, windows key+R will not open run command. No right click, nothing seems to work...

Safe mode will boot up, no splash screen, just blank black desktop, safe mode in corners, nothing works.

What can I do other than format?

A:Screen Displays Spyware Splash Screen At Start-up

oh dear may one ask what WAS your antivirus program?

has this suddenly started to happen or has it been progressively worse over some time ?

you may need TO reformat if you cannot even open the dear comp to talk to it

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My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 2600 with XP Professional. The laptop was given to me used, no original cd's or anything, just the machine and power cord, just letting you know that right off the bat as I don't have option to put cd in as I don't have it. The laptop has a XP sticker on it that doesn't state if it was home or Professional to start with. I say all this because I can't tell you if the OS was preinstalled or after market installation. IN case this matters any. I am not knowledgeable about computers without the aid or forums like this, so please know that when offering aid I'll need specifics please.

Recently, my system malfunctioned and YourHighness helped me get it cleaned up. It was working fine for a few days. All of a sudden the Windows Splash screen disappeared and the screen went black. After multiple reboots and selecting Function/F8 eventually the computer would go to a grey screen and then would finish booting fine. This went on for a week or two. Meanwhile, as YourHighness suggested, I bought more RAM as it only had 256MB. I read it can go up to a gig, so I bought (used from eBay) a 512 and installed it. Booted fine (after the black screen issue still) and worked fine. A couple of days later I went to boot it back up and got a blue screen saying "Stop: C0000221 Bad Image CheckSum. The Image MSAN1.dll is possibly corrupt. The Header Checksum does not match the computed checksum". I can not boot to safe or an... Read more

A:windows splash to black screen now blue screen

I would think that your first priority, assuming that your data is safe, is to obtain a means of reinstalling/repairing XP. I mean, that would be my first priority if I intended to run a system with XP on it and I did not believe that the system would run perfectly until I decided to retire/sell/junk it.

So my first suggestion would have Dell and inquire about recovery/restore CDs for your system.

As for your apparent option of taking it to a shop...that won't resolve the fact that you have no install disks of any type.

I've not ever seen an XP sticker that doesn't indicate which flavor of the O/S is installed.


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I have an M60 laptop that recently started failing the boot process after the Windows XP splash screen, just before the login screen. It does the same thing with an external monitor attached. If I start it in Safe Mode it will boot. When I restart out of Safe Mode it boots without a problem. The next time I try to boot in regular mode the same thing happens.

I have tried removing memory and switching DIMMS around; I have tried replacing the current hard drive with the original hard drive which was working when I replaced it and it has the same symptoms. I did this as any easy way to eliminate viruses, trojans or corrupt drivers. It appears to be a hardware problem, but I am stuck. Anybody have any suggestions? Thanks

A:Dell M60 laptop gray screen after Win XP splash screen?

Try replacing the CMOS battery

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Going to my sisters tonight to attempt to fix her PC. Was working fine this morning but this afternoon - Upon startup everything runs fine until after the windows splash screen everything goes black and the only thing visable is a cursor, but nothing to click, cannot ctrl=alt=del, cannot right click. Cannot enter safe mode at all, last good configuration doesn't work either. Computer is still running, fan whirring, lights flashing. Fan has been cleaned and power supply checked, no change. Cannot get into anything to run explorer or virus check. She is running Windows XP SP3. I'm unsure of when sp3 was installed. I understand this may be an issue, along with video and graphics drivers, display settings, corrupt registry, flat CMOS battery or loose internal connections.

My questions are -
What can I do to actually get into the computer to check if it may be these problems?
Does anyone know of any more problems that could be causing this problem?

A:Black screen with moveable cursor after splash screen

Welcome to TSG, Kiwichick. You stated....

Fan has been cleaned and power supply checked, no change.Click to expand...

It's very possible that in cleaning the machine something may have become loose. (It happened to me before,
a sata cable wasn't completely connected.) Check all of the connections at both ends. Any cables or straps
need to be tightly seated to the HDD as well as the connection to the mobo.

Before you open the case, disconnect all peripherals and press the power supply button in for approx. 30 seconds
to drain the remaining flea power. It sounds like a loose cable to the drive.

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I already did this.Black Screen Hang (after splash screen appears) (usually video driver)- Last Known Good Configuration- Safe Mode- install/reinstall latest version of video drivers. I downloaded the latest video driver and installed it. But the black screen hang still keeps on happening. Please Help

A:Black Screen Hang (after splash screen appears)

What happens when you try to get into Safe Mode?The next most common issue for black screen hangs is a problem with the hard drive.You can try these commands from the Recovery Console ( )They will attempt to correct issues with the File System on your hard drive.FIXMBRFIXBOOTCHKDSK /RIf that does not fix it, then I'd suggest a bootable diagnostic available from the manufacturer of your hard drive. There's a list of the most common one's in this thread: The diagnostic will tell you if your hard drive is starting to fail (or not).

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1) When booting the computer, after the motherboard splash screen the screen turns black and nothing happens. Everything is still on and the fans are running.

PC Spec's:
Motherboard: Asus M4A78-E SAM3 780 ATX
Processor : AMD Athlon II X4 620 2,6GHz 2MB, 95W, AM3
RAM: Corsair 4GB DDR2 800MHz/Cl5/XMS2-6400
Graphics (x2 Crossfired): XFX PCIe HD5750 512 MB
Power supply: Corsair VX 450W
HDD1 (Windows 7 (64) installed): HD500GB Samsung SP SATA-2 7200RPM Spinpoint F3
HDD2: 250GB storage
DVD: DVD RW Samsung 22X DL

This PC has been in use for approximately a year.

1) When I turn the power on, all fans start running like they normally do
2) Using the ASUS Express Gate splashtop that launches before the motherboard splash screen I'm able to browse all my files on both harddrives
3) Pressing DELETE at the motherboard splash screen takes me to the Bios Setup Utility, which I can navigate
4) At the Bios Setup Utility, it says that the Primary IDE Master and Primary IDE Slave are "Not Detected". Not sure if this is significant.
5) According to the Bios Setup Utility it should attempt to boot from the correct HDD. Trying to boot from the second HDD yields the same results.
6) Pressing TAB at the motherboard splash screen to view BIOS POST Message only leads to the same black screen
7) Switching the monitor made no difference
8) The monitor can't find a signal from any other ports

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A:Motherboard splash screen - then black screen of death =(

I went into the Bios Setup Utility and reset to factory defaults. I then changed the boot order so that I would boot from DVD before HDD. For some reason this did it. It now works. Maybe it just needed time to rest? Because this hardly sounds like the solution to my problem.

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On the splash screen (vista logo on startup), i get a blue screen but i can't read it and it restarts.
Startup repair can't fix it. It says NoRootCause on lines 6-9.
Did a dell diagnostic test, everythings ok.

My specs:
Dell XPS 420
Soundcard: SoundBlaster XtremeGamer
Gfx: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
CPU: Intel Core2 Duo
OS: Vista Home Premium 32bit

A:quick blue screen on splash screen vista


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This is what someone else wrote in another topic:

"I booted my computer up today, and saw my background wasn't available anymore. Then I see the message, "Warning! Spyware detected on your computer! Install an antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer". It says that Win32/Adware.Virtumonde and Win32/PrivacyRemover.M64 are on my computer."

I had the exact same problem but i followed the instructions that someone posted in that topic, these were the instructions posted by "drdrew1469":

"I just got through fixing this (I hope). What it did here was change the background and set the screensaver to the sysinternals bluescreen screensaver (which you may be seeing) while at the same time setting policies in the registry to disable the two aforementioned tabs in the Display properties window.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System \NoDispBackgroundPage and [same]\NoDispScrSvrPage (they are both set to 1. Delete both entries.

Then check HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run for any funky alphanumeric filenames (I'm pretty sure it's just a random string anyway so posting the string probably won't help you much). Delete these keys and the associated file(s). (Doesn't hurt to check msconfig either, but I found nothing there)."

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A:Solved: Blue Screen of Death as screen saver

I removed two files on my harddrive, lphc1gbj0ecft.exe and lphc1gbj0ecft.scr, and now the bluescreen-screensaver is gone!

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From Windows 7 logon screen how to run screen saver slide show.
Try the hack here but it didn't work I have a lab of 30 systems and try it again on another two systems but it didn't work. I'm runing Windows 7 64Bit.

Log On Screen Saver - Enable or Disable

A:Screen Saver Window 7 Logon Screen Slideshow

Hello ZMan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You will not be able to have a slideshow with the logon screen saver. As in the tutorial, it can only be a blank black screen if enabled. Anything else, and you get that message in the NOTE box at the top of the tutorial.


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I have set up my Win 7 Pro 64-bit screen saver to bring up the password logon screen upon activation of the mouse/keyboard/whatever.

Late last week, whenever I moved the mouse or clicked the keyboard, the screensaver would go directly to the desktop, bypassing the logon screen. I went to the screensaver utility and unchecked and rechecked the 'On resume, display the logon screen' box, selecting 'Apply and OK' each time.

This would work for maybe two or three times and then go back to returning to the desktop.

I've run MalwareBytes, IOBit, and Norton and all come up virus/rootkit free.

Any ideas?

A:Screen Saver to password logon screen failing

There are a few seconds of "grace" time, meaning when the screensaver launches you have a few seconds to "wake it" and go back to your desktop without locking it.

I guess I can assume you're not talking about that, right?

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I have had my HP Omen for the past year and over time the hinge at the back seems to be coming further apart from the back. If I push the screen back down at the back it will move back into place but will then immediately move apart again. Considering the price of this laptop I expect to have it for at least another 1-2 years and at this rate, I am afraid that the situation with the hinge will continuously get worse. 

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Not long after the warranty expired, the metal outside portion of my laptop screen began to seperate from the actual screen, near the hinge. I have an HP Envy Touchsmart. I really like this computer, but now I can not open it because the screen is almost completely seperating from the housing. I have read of others having similar issues - but have not heard of a fix. Any thoughts? 

A:Screen metal back coming off at hinge



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Hi! I have a old acer 1200 with xp home on it just as a computer for a young kid to play with. recently it started shutting down unexpectedly. or so it seemed. It actually seems to be going into standby mode, but when i hit the mouse or a key the screen backlight does not return. in the right light you can see the screen and manipulate it, but the backlight will not come back until you restart.

I have tried updating the video and display adapter drivers with no luck. there are no errors being recorded in event viewer either. Anyone had this problem?? any help will be appreciated.. Thanks.

A:screen not coming back from sleep/standby

You removed the old video drivers...and then installed new/fresh drivers?

Installing drivers on top of troubled drivers...can lead to frustration.


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When rebooting my computer, after the windows splash screen the screen just goes blank. A few days ago I put back an old Nvidia Ti4200 card into the machine (which has previously worked fine on it). It booted up with no problems. However, now it just won't boot (it's probably the second time it's had to boot with this card). The only think I can think of is that I tried installing the latest nvidia drivers which crashed (however it had not yet started copying the files).

Any ideas?

EDIT: Nevermind managed to fix it, the VGA drivers were corrupt

A:Screen goes blank after windows splash screen

cookiemoose said:


When rebooting my computer, after the windows splash screen the screen just goes blank. A few days ago I put back an old Nvidia Ti4200 card into the machine (which has previously worked fine on it). It booted up with no problems. However, now it just won't boot (it's probably the second time it's had to boot with this card). The only think I can think of is that I tried installing the latest nvidia drivers which crashed (however it had not yet started copying the files).

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I'd say that faulty install was probably to blame. If you haven't already, try going into Safe Mode and doing a system restore (if you're using XP). Otherwise, I'm not sure at the moment.

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