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load error! press a key to reboot...

Q: load error! press a key to reboot...

i have a toshiba laptop satellite M35-S359 when i start up this is the only thing comes up on the screen. i have used my recovery disc and it went thru the recovery like normal and then when it tells me to remove the disc and press any key to continue it reboots and comes right back to the same load error! press a key to reboot... i use windows xp sp2

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Hi from not so sunny England...

I have an Acer Travelmate notebook with XP Tablet edition that has worked o.k for just short of a year (bought Nov 24th 2004) and recently has started throwing up the above named error message on startup.

I have done some research and one article I found blames Norton GoBack (which I am running) for this error and another one says it is a hard drive problem.

I have been able to use GoBack to retrieve my data, but I now have to restore the drive to a previous point every single time I start it up.

I have tried to recover the HD to factory defaults using the System Disks and it seems to work ok for a short while. But when I start to reload other software, the same problem recurs.

I will be grateful for any advice or assistance anyone can offer...



A:Load Error! Press a key to reboot...

Hello and Welcome to TSF

It seems the hard drive may be on its way out.
Find the make of the drive, go HERE and run the Hard Drive Diagnostics Utilities for your make.

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I recently ran the manufacturer's Restore Disks on a 5 year old WinXP desktop then updated to WinXP SP3 and reinstalled the same programs I had been running other than a switch from AVG antivirus to Avast. On reboot, I now sometimes, not always, receive this error "Load Error. Press a key to reboot". Pressing a key only regenerates the message. This occurs on the 4th boot screen which is the one which normally shows Windows starting. The first screen is mem check. The 2nd screen is black with various messages as usual. The 3rd screen is the Norton Goback screen. The 4th is where Windows normally starts but that is where the error message comes up. I am able to use GoBack to restore to an earlier point and get the machine running. It will then sometimes reboot normally, sometimes not. I will appreciate any and all help. Thank you.

A:Load Error. Press a key to reboot

Well as your reinstalling all these programs fresh they'll all want to update and while updating to SP3 may have caused the load error its probly caused by some new updates not getting along with others try restoring the computer and add the programs 1 by 1 and when u get problems youll know whats caasing them. You may need to keep older versions of some programs.

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I am trying to load NT on a computer. It worked fine. Added SP6 and rebooted fine. Added sound card driver, vid. drivers, and network card drivers. Rebooted and I get this error. It then goes and tries to boot from CDROM and then says press N to boot from network. It then says "Boot failure Insert boot disk in A: press any key when ready" Of course, I didn't make a repair disk either. I am on location and need a fix ASAP. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


A:{Resolved} - NT boot error - "Load Error! Press any key to reboot..." - help ASAP

Reformated, reinstalled.
Same error.

Please help ASAP.




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i have never tried installing windows before, it was my first time. i installed windows 7 on windows xp following this tutorial 3 Ways to Install Windows 7 - wikiHow

everything went fine.. i took out the Windows 7 installation cd and then i restart my computer and it showed "press F1 to reboot, press f2 for setup utility". i tried f1 it again showed the same line i.e."press F1 to reboot, press f2 for setup utility". i pressed f2, but didn't know what to do there.. as i have never done these kind of things..

kindly help me with this.. really need to use my computer. as i am a student..



A:error after Windows 7 installation, Press f1 to reboot

You may need to go into your bios and make sure your boot priority is set to the Hard drive you installed windows on.

When your PC is starting, depending on your Bios, you need to press DEL or F2. Just look for the message that tells you which one it is. Keep pressing it.

Do you by chance know what your PC is and what Bios and version you're using? I could then tell you exactly how to get there.

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This is a problem which is confusing the heck out of me, and I really don't know where to start to try and resolve this.

I have a MESH PC which uses a Maxtor hard drive with 3 partitions in NTFS format. OS is XP with SP3. The other day the PC shut down normally, but on rebooting the day after the message "Disk read error press cntrl+ alt+ delete etc." came up. I powered down for 20 mins, then switched the PC on again only to be greeted with the XP loading screen only. Switched off again and left for 20 mins then restarted. This time I was greeted with the message that Windows hadn't shut down properly, and I had the option to reboot from the last known good configuration. This problem has happened before, intermittently, since I bought the PC over 1 year ago. I've had freezes in use, hard drive light on all the time.

I've run loads of diagnostics, including Maxtor's own disk checker, and they all say the disk is fine. I've also run sfc /scannow. As it was verifying Windows files it came up with the message to insert the XP disk as some file swere missing. On doing this however it then came back and said some DLL files were missing. I had to skip the request to allow scannow to continue.

I'm baffled by all of this. The PC seems to have become really unstable and erratic. There is not much in the way of additional software loaded and I'm covered with a 3rd party firewall and Norton Antivirus (I know, for some this has caused ... Read more

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Hello everyone,

I've just returned from my vacation and my home pc won't load windows anymore.
The computer is a special custom build pc which allows you to switch your harddrive easily when it's turned off.

The problem: When starting pc in normal mode and it tries to load windows (shows black screen with the moving green dots) it will black out and reboot. This only occurs when I'm doing so with my own harddrive, the other works fine.

Possible cause: My mom tends to leave the pc in sleep mode and probably did so before we left on vacation. We had guests visiting our house who tried using the pc and switched to my harddrive instead of my mom's (while pc was still in sleep mode) when trying to start the pc afterwards the above described problem occurred.

I've tried to use start-up repair which fails and shows the following error.

Problem Event name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21199553
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 8
Problem Signature 07: BadPatch
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1043

I've also tried to use system restore to different restore points but it fails without succes.
It says that an unknown error has occurred with Error code 0x800703f9.

Thanks in advance for the help

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After installing W7 (XP erased), no way to boot directly from disk (like with old XP on same disk).
I tried to boot in command mode and exec bootrec command (with /fixmbr, with /fixboot and finally with /rebuildbcd).

Any idea?
Thanks for your help

A:Press a key to reboot ?

Hello pla, Welcome!

Have you tried a Startup Repair?


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Hi everyone,

My computer had a problem when it would turn on and turn off randomly, or it would start and shut off automatically. I took it to the repair shop and told me it could be power supply. They had the power supply changed and now every time it turns on I get a "Press a Key to Reboot", and even when I press a key it would still go back to that message. They told me the solution would be to reformat the computer, but important files and programs are on there and there is no back up so I can't have it formatted. Anyone has any solution to this? The computer was fine before, it just wouldn't start up sometimes but when it does it runs smoothly.

Compaq Presario / Windows XP
2.6 GHz / 256 MB DDR SDRAM Memory
80 GB Ultra DMA Hard drive

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

By the way, the first computer repair shop I went to told me I needed to increase the 256MB to 1GB and that I needed to format the computer for it to run. But I felt it was the power supply that was causing the problem so I went with the second one.

A:Press a Key to Reboot

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I was just using my PC when it seemed to run low on memory and my browser crashed. It was stuck open with a grey screen so I clicked start/reboot. The computer posts but immediately goes to a black screen that says PRESS ANY KEY TO REBOOT.

is the hard drive done or is it just Windows? i am still running XP. Can I run REPAIR on the disc to fix a possible issue?



Looks like there are connectivity issues to your hard drive or possible drive issues. Disconnect all cables from the computer, disconnect the Power and SATA cable to the hard drive both from mobo and Hard drive and connect them again and try.
If laptop, remove and reseat the drive and make sure it seats correctly.

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I get a failure code: gb_ui_support(1147). Any help for a fix would be greatly appreciated. Why is it that things like this happen when you need your machine most?

A:Press any key to reboot

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A friend switched cases , (moved hard drives, mobo, and cdr to new case), and now, after it posts and sees all the drives, it just gives him the "Press any key to reboot" message. Any ideas?

A:Press any key to reboot

run the repair option
boot from the xp cd and choose install
when the first repair option comes up continue with install
when windows finds the previous installation then repair
you will have to reload the video drivers and any ms updates i.e. sp1

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Can anyone help me i have a dell cpu with windows 2000. All of a sudden when i boot the cpu it automatically goes to this screen that say press f1 to reboot, but when i do this nothing happens the same thing keeps reapperaing, Ive tried to make a boot disk off another cpu with the same version of windows but i only get the message that it is the wrong system disk or something to that affect. Ive read on a webpage that trying to press f8 before the cpu starts up allows you to bypass this but ive tried and it does not work.
Anyone that can help me please respond.

A:press f1 to reboot problem



press f8 after switching the sytem on... when it shows the dell logo, keep pressing the f8 key until it shows a boot menu, then select safe mode. post back weather this works or not

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Hi everybody,
All is in the title !
This happened after having done a disk (C:) defragmentation from outside of it in order to defrag all the unmovable/locked files by the OS and other program in use (AV, etc...).
The reboot message arrives just after POST and before NTLDR is executed. All that remains to do is press any key and we loop around to the same point.
I know everything is ok after NTLDR because when I boot with Hiren's Boot CD (HBCD) and choose the option to boot with XP NTLDR, it goes fine all the way into the OS.
I red here that LILO can mess a MBR or else so it can prevent normal booting operation. Also, I realized having done a clone of C: with 'EaseUs ToDo Backup free' after my defrag and, in order to perform the task, ToDo reboots and execute it outside of the OS to be cloned; and I remember that in order to do this, another line was added in boot.ini in order to boot in a... LINUX environment ! thus, the link I made with the LILO problem in the above mentionned link.
I did perform a fixmbr as per instructions of the above mentionned link, to no avail !
Here is my boot record structure :
Windows Information:             (build 2600)
Logical Drives Mask:            0x008000ff
\\.\B: -->  error 1
\\.\C: --> \\.\PhysicalDrive0 at offset 0x00000000`00007e00  (NTFS)
\\.\D: --> ... Read more

A:BOOT Loop : "Press a key to reboot" after POST

I forgot to do fixboot c: in XP Recuperating console. After having done it, here is the result :
MBRCheck, version 1.2.3
© 2010, AD
Windows Version:                Windows XP Professional
Windows Information:             (build 2600)
Logical Drives Mask:            0x008001f7
\\.\B: -->  error 1
\\.\C: --> \\.\PhysicalDrive0 at offset 0x00000000`00007e00  (NTFS)
\\.\E: --> \\.\PhysicalDrive0 at offset 0x00000022`78479000  (NTFS)
\\.\F: --> \\.\PhysicalDrive0 at offset 0x00000012`c0300000  (NTFS)
\\.\G: --> \\.\PhysicalDrive0 at offset 0x0000001a`f8668000  (NTFS)
\\.\X: --> \\.\PhysicalDrive-1 at offset 0x00000000`00000000  (NTFS)
      Size  Device Name          MBR Status
    232 GB  \\.\PhysicalDrive0   Windows XP MBR code detected
            SHA1: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [blanked by me]
But no improvement to the problem !

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I have an intel d850gb motherboard that forces me to press f1 to resume every time I reboot it. I get no error messages, just the press f1 to reboot message. I've reset the bios, cleared the bios, upgraded the bios to the latest version and still no luck. If I press f1 the machine boots up just fine.

A:Intel d850gb MB sez press f1 to resume on reboot

In BIOS what is your boot order?

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Here are the hardware basics:

eMachine T2742

AMD 64 bit Processor

3 Gigs RAM


Problem: Attempting to install Vista on 1st partition of first disk.

I'm fairly experienced with computers, regularly dual-booting with Linux and Vista, with never any problems, so I'm rather embarrassed to report this problem.

I have two partition on the main drive: one was my C: Drive for Vista and the other was a 95 gig parition I was using for Suse Linux. The dual booting arrangement worked fine until yesterday.

I decided that I wanted to replace Suse Linux with PC-BSD, a user friendly version of BSD.

So, I inserted the PC-BSD DVD into my CD ROM drive, rebooted and proceeded with the PC-BSD installation on the Suse [2nd] partition [Disk 0, Partition 2]--erasing it and the replacing it with the BSD.

Upon reboot, I found that PC-BSD didn't like my nVidea graphics card and would not work with it. I just got a stream of numbers in place of graphics.

OK, no problem, I thought: I'll just insert the Vista Home Premium disk and erase the BSD OS/partition and restore Vista; then, I can re-install Suse Linux on the second partition.

Upon inserting the Vista disk, I did the 'Clean Install Workaround' for Upgrade versions of Vista, which is to reboot and go straight to 'Custom Installation' without inputting the Vista Key until later. Here, you select the partition you want to install Vista to [it would have been the original one: disk 0,... Read more

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I have this message error and i can't get xp load normally...virtually i can't find any solution to this as of my last resort would be formatting using cd but my cdrom doesn't work any more and my motherboard is quite old so it doesn't support booting from usb...i have only 3 choices boot from hard drive which is c, floppy disk and cdrom (not working)...what the problem is i wiped drive c because i have my windows installed in my drive d and the when a restarted the pc i got this can i repartition this again or how can i access the format from xp installation cd using external dvdrom?

A:Insert system disk then press enter key to reboot

Your computer cannot boot from USB, your CD ROM does not work, your hard disk has no bootloader. I don't know what you mean by external DVD ROM. If it is USB based then it will not work. If its some variant of ATA then just connect it inside your computer.Now, in my opinion you have these two options :- Attach a working CD ROM or DVD ROM.- Remove the hard disk from this computer and attach it to another computer with working DVD/CD ROM.After you have working CD ROM, you need to repair XP install.You say you have 2 hard disks and installed Windows XP on D: (second drive). So all you have to do is install XP bootloader on C:. Both hard disks must be connected in the same primary, secondary order when you do this.- Boot into recovery console using Windows XP CD.- Type the following pressing Enter after each line :fdisk /mbr
bootcfg /rebuild

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Hi guys;
I keep getting this error after formating my C: drive with Paragon Partition Manager. I had vista without SP1 on it, and vista SP1 on drive E:. But Windows won't boot on drive E:. What can I do to make Windows boot from partition E:?

A:[SOLVED] BOOTMGR Missing, press ctrl+alt+del to reboot

hi possibly this

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I was in the middle of a PPT presentation when my two month old Inspiron 15R froze and would not respond. I tried pressing the power button to make it shut down, hoping it would restart normally, but it did not.
I kept seeing the Dell logo (without any progress bar), then a screen that said:
Checking media [Fail]
Checking media
No Boot Device Found. Press any key to reboot the machine_
I ran a diagnostic and got this error message:
Error Code: 2000-0142
Validation 110046
Msg: Hard Drive 0 – S/N W0V5LRGX, Short self test unsuccessful.
Following instructions on the Dell Support websites, as well as the Dell Community I tried a few things:

I reset BIOS defaults
I reseated the hard drive
I tried following the instructions at but these didn't seem to work for my computer... maybe because I can't change the SATA mode to Intel Smart Response Technology... all I see under "SATA Operation" is AHCI or ATA

After trying all this, my computer now shows the Dell logo with the blue progress bar. Then it switches to a black screen with some product information. At the bottom of this screen is says:
PXE-E61: Media Test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
No Boot Device Found. Press any key to reboot the machine_


A:No Boot Device Found. Press any key to reboot the machine_

Hi HlliW,
I really appreciate that you have perform few steps; the 0142 error code indicates that the hard drive has failed. Depending on the warranty status we can help you further, please use the link below to check the warranty status.
Please punch in the system service tag or express service code. In case your system warranty has expired please contact the Out of Warranty department 1-800-288-4410 (U.S.Customer only). In case your system is under warranty please send me the system service tag or express service code through a private chat, so that I can help you further.
Click on my username select start conversation and send me the details.

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My laptop is dell inspiron 15r 5521. I have never tampered with the hard disc.
Around 5 days ago my laptop suddenly showed an extra drive which showed some error when i tried to open it.
Yesterday I deleted the drive with mini tool partition, it was working fine after it.
Today morning when i opened the laptop it showed repeated errors of
" checking media (Fail )"
After which it showed the message
"No boot device found. Press any key to reboot the machine."
I checked online and followed the solutions they mentioned like opening the bios and running the diagnostics scan which were unable to find anything wrong.
I also tried to boot with ubuntu it opened but i was unable to install it as it showed some error when i tried to assign it a drive and i didnt want to risk losing my data by formating the drive.
It worked ok for two initial attempts after which i couldnt even open ubuntu it just kept loading and loading and when i pressed some key showed the error shown below.
I initially had windows 10.
I dont know what is the problem and how to solve it. The laptop has important data most of which is not backed up and i need my laptop to be working quickly. What should i do ?
Thank you

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hi i have a prob loading up my comp ,i always need 2 press f1,it says that there is a cpu problem,i have reformatted my comp but still no luck,i need to keep an eye on what my kids r up2 on this comp ,i have a keylogger on it but with the problem on it the date and time are all over the place,thanks brendan

A:Cant Load Computer Unless I Press F1

it says that there is a cpu problemIf there is a CPU problem then reformatting won't help. We needs some more information. What make and model computer is this? Laptop or Desktop? What is the exact error message you receive?

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Sony viao pcg21313m.. I just installed a fresh copy of win 7 starter addition. All is well all the drivers have been installed and are working fine.. The issue is after the win 7 loading screen dissappears at boot up I get a black screen, the netbook will now not do anything until I press a key usually I press the up arrow. As soon as I do that the hard drive light flickers and windows loads up straight away and quickly as well. This happens just before the login screen to make that clear

A:Windows 7 won't load until I press a key

Also if the netbook shuts down improperly you get the standard screen that has 2 options
start windows normally
or start windows repair
At this screen the key board doesn't work so I'm unable to choose any option. I then have to wait for the timer to tick away however the keyboard does allow me to enter bios by pressing F2 before that screen appears.

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I recently tried to install Windows 7 on my computer. I already had it and it's a custom built computer, however I wanted to try to move Windows 7 over to my SSD however I got issues and I couldn't wipe the disks. In my BIOS I set the WDC (not sure if t's the SSD or the HDD) to the first boot priority, then ASUS CD/DVD. I ran the installation, or well to the point where you could choose what disk to install it on. Couldn't install it on any as they weren't wiped. Tried to turn off the computer and start it up again in order to access the computer, log onto W7 and format the disks. But what came up was "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key". My Windows 7 disc is still in, however nothing happens. I can't press any key as my KEYBOARD IS NOT BEING DETECTED. Which is an abnormal issue, been searching around for hours now. How do I fix this? I've checked the wires, doesn't seem to be anything there. It's weird as I haven't touched any of the components, just restarted the computer and this is what came up.

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i had a windows 7 pc with 2 gigs of ram, and a brand new 1tb western digital caviar black hd

it worked for 2 weeks since i bought it used from a friend, then when i switched it out of its ugly case into a new one, nothing will load.
it says verifying DMI pool data, then says insert system disc and press enter.
i burned a windows 7 os disc from a friend, and when i put it in, and pressed enter, it repeated the same message.
one friend said it was the bootloader, but when i put in other HD's it gave the same message.
im mad, because i deeply loved this pc and only used it for a short time

A:Windows 7 wont load, insert disc, press enter

I don't think illegal copies of Windows are discussed with here,
Use a legitimate copy

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I've been having a restart loop on my computer. I found out how to access the windows recovery console, by using my Windows XP CD, and I know what to do from there to repair windows XP (I type 'R' and so on...I know all the steps after that). But when I want to repair windows, it says my hard drive (SATA) is not installed.

So I found out that I need to press F6 at the start, to load my Sata hard drive drivers from a disk. This is all fine.

My question is: will I lose data from my hard drive by selecting the option of pressing F6 to load new drivers? Or will my data still be OK after pressing f6?


A:windows recovery console: press f6 to load SATA drivers

Hi BlingDogg and welcome to TSF

You won't loose any data with that step. Go on and insert the floppy with the drivers.

Only changes that will be done to your drive will be the ones resulting from the repair install : you'll have to redo all latest updates on Windows update and possibly reinstall some applications if they stop working. Apart from that all your data should be fine.

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I've been having a restart loop on my computer. I found out how to access the windows recovery console, by using my Windows XP CD, and I know what to do from there to repair windows XP (I type 'R' and so on...I know all the steps after that). But when I want to repair windows, it says my hard drive (SATA) is not installed.

So I found out that I need to press F6 at the start, to load my Sata hard drive drivers from a disk. This is all fine.
My question is: will I lose data from my hard drive by selecting the option of pressing F6 to load new drivers? Or will my data still be OK after pressing f6?


A:windows recovery console: press f6 to load SATA drivers

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I can't believe this is an unsolvable issue...
my Studio XPS1340 isn't that old...
and my battery was replaced by warranty a little over a year ago...
it was charging fine...then suddenly, when I rebooted, I got:

WARNING: The battery cannot be identified.This system will be unable to charge this battery.Press Any Key to ContinuePress <F2> 2 times to enter SETUPPress <F12> and Any Key to enter Boot Menu
Do I just need to replace the battery?

A:WARNING: The battery cannot be identified. This system will be unable to charge this battery. Press Any Key to Continue Press <F2> 2 times to enter SETUP Press <F12> and Any Key to enter Boot Menu

I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you. You can follow the steps below:
Drain the residual power of your computer and recaliberate the battery by following the steps below:

Power off your computer. 
Remove all the external peripherals  (printers, scanners or any other USB device) connected to your computer.
Please remove the AC adapter and battery of your computer. 
Press and hold the power button of your computer for 10-15 seconds to drain the residual power. 
Release the power button
Keep the battery out for atleast 2 - 3 hours.
Then insert the battery and charge it overnight with the system powered off.
Insert the battery in and connect the AC adaptor.
Then power on the computer and see if it works.

If the issue still persists, you can update the BIOS of the computer.
Note: Make sure the ac adapter is connected and the battery is charged 10% or above to update the BIOS. Also, disconnect all the external peripherals before updating the BIOS. All the programs should be closed and documents saved.

Click on the below link:
Click on “Download File”.
Select “For Single File Download via Browser”.
Click on “Download Now”.
Save the BIOS on your desktop.
Once the BIOS is downloaded on the desktop, right click on it and select “Run as administrator”.
Follow the prompts on screen and restart your computer.

 Please reply with the findings.

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when i turn my computer on it says to hit F1 to continue or F2 and when i type F1 it just beeps and will not let me do it. i push F2 move something, move it back, save and then i hit F12 and finally after 800 times i get it to finally boot windows xp home sp2 for awhile then dumps me again. any ideas or suggestions would be great. my computer has been starting to act real funny by not allowing me to access things saying i dont have permission to do it. its getting real squirly. thanx in advance for any help.

A:During Reboot My Windows Xp Will Not Load Tries To Load My Old Me

Hi, did you set up XP on another hard drive to ME? If so you will need to go into your bios and set the hard drive XP is on to the top.

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After S&D Found pinch it said it removed, but I rebooted and got an lsass.exe error with a code number, I have also tried Norton 360 which failed to do anything, as well as run malewarebytes, and regcure... regcure found massive errors that it said it cleaned and fixed but everytime I reboot the problem re-occurs, can someone please help me????I have no idea what to do here.... Would you like to view a HJT Log?my browser opens to this location which is the root of the worm/or trojan i believe... //^^^ This is the link which has blue text that says "click here to proceed." again the browser opens automatically on its own... I have turned on Firewall, shut off sys restore... and run every spy maleware program under the sun including trendmicro on line, as soon as the problem is detected my system reboots.... and im stuck starting all is my log Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:06:04 AM, on 5/6/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\At... Read more

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My system (XP Pro) has been doing some aggravating things of late like half a window loads, sits, finally other half will load, mouse just doesn't seem to do anything so you click (whatever) again and 3 minutes later 2 of whatever will finally open... just annoying crap really! A few days ago comcast went off and I had to unplug modem, wait, then plug back up and restart system. I got a "Disk read error press control, alt, delete, to restart" error, tried that same thing so I shut down and when I turned back on it booted fine. I have since moved... just set up the system and am getting the same error except this time shutdown/restart isn't working ( The OTHER problem I realize is this... this is a tempory move! Most everything I own is in a storage unit, boxes to the back, furniture to the front and guess where my disks are? Right! I put printer, shredder, disks, everything I didn't just HAVE to have in the storage unit. My XP CD is in there SOMEWHERE. It is NOT an option to find it... Can anyone offer ANY help at all?

A:Disk read error press control, alt, delete, to restart ERROR! Please HELP!

Sounds like you need to run chkdsk /r from the recovery console on the XP cd. I had a similar problem and did not have the XP cd.

Had to borrow my daughter's XP cd to run the recovery console. Do you know of someone that would be willing to let you use their cd?

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Im trying to fix a laptop running xp home edition with this error message, but it just keeps going back to boot up.

Ive searched it on google and read lots of ways to try to fix it but i have some other issues that prevent me from doing the suggestions.

If i insert a windows xp disc and re-boot i get ...loading cd then nothing (i have set the bios to cd-rom first boot device).
I have a seperate recovery panel cd but the same thing happens.
The laptop doesnt have a floppy drive.

I think ive covered all the obvious things to try but now im proper stuck.

I did manage to get a hard drive utility to load and it checked the drive for errors but found no problem.

Any ideas?


A:[SOLVED] Error - Disk read error press alt, ctrl, del

i think proving the HDD is the culprit try using a different hdd and boot from that. if that works then you A) need to format or zero the disk then format
or B) buy a new hdd. this does seem to be hardware with the information you have given,

can you tell us what happened to cause this problem

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after i reboot and it starts to load up it ask me to pick which OS to load up and i only have XP Home and only one HD with it on and it gives me 2 XP Homes To Pick From, i was moding Start > Run.. > msconfig to try to fix my Microsoft Works problem , can some1 tell me how to stop it from asking me which OS to load and just go straight to the Login Screen plzz

A:After A Reboot It Ask Me To Load Which OS??

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I was trying to load windows 7 professional onto a HP Pavillion dv6500 and every time I install it it goes fine, then once it's all installed one of two things will happen. If I do absolutely nothing to it, no changes to settings, no new programs or updates I can reset it turn it off etc and it will load fine. If I do any of the previously mentioned things though it will not load windows. I thought maybe it was black screening (after I read the why is windows loading black screen thread) but I don't think this is the case. I can't get it to boot in safe mode, I can't even get to the advanced boot options. The best I can do is get to the screen to choose my os. Can anyone shed some light on this super annoying problem?

A:Windows Won't load after reboot.

Hello !! Welcome to SF !!

I think the best thing you could do is to do a Start up Repair to resolve boot issues. Startup Repair if that didn't work then try this article SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker if that also didn't care then i think it could be a bad install of Windows 7 follow this Repair Install

Good Luck,

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Hey everyone,
My problem is that everytime I restart my computer the operating system will not fully load. My desktop background will appear but no icons are visible and all I can do is restart the computer again. After 2 restarts the OS will load fine and there are no more noticeable problems. This is the case everytime I reboot my PC. Im running XP Pro on a Dell Laptop. Any suggestions?

A:OS wont load on reboot

have you installed any har/software recently?

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Alright heres the issue

My dad had a cyber power pc, with an ASUS SK8V motherboard and XP, he had 2 RAID drives. It had crapped out on him so he gave the computer to me. I had an IDE 160gb hard drive, working, with windows XP on it from my other PC. I put it in this PC (yes i removed the RAID drives) and what started happening is it would booty fine, right before it shows the XP loading screen youll hear a small "click" from the hard drivem and it will reboot. So, i tried reformatting and putting a fresh install in. While attempting that, it refused to copy setup files at certain points. I put the HD back into the origional pc it was in, and used the same disc, and it installed xp fine, went back, tried putting it in the cyberpower, same rebooting problem. A co worker suggested deleting the mother board drivers, shut off the pc, and put the HD in the cyber power, still didnt work. Frustrated, i took it to a co worker, who gave it to me and said the HD was bad. Bought a new HD, same thing, couldnt install windows, installed it in the other pc with new hd, switched it to the cyber power, again, reboot looping. Changed the power supply, still same thing, took out each stick of RAM, alternating the slots, one in at a time, didnt help. At this point I'm pretty frustrated, the cyber power has awesome hardware in it, and i'd like to be able to utilize it, any suggestions? System specs below:

processor: AMD Athalon64 FX 51 processor
video: ATI Radeon 9800 pro 256MB D... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Reboot when OS tries to load

hello & welcome to TSF ,

now when you started all this did you think to change the bios so that it would look for an (IED ) harddrive ?

you may have to tell it to do this since it was set up with the raid system

you could also unplug the powre cord

then push the power button & hold for a count of 10 to totally rid the system of power & then open the case & remove the litheum battery on the motherboard & then let the system sit for 15 min then befor you put the battery back in puch the power button againg and hold for a 10 count

this will compleatly reset the bios

now try to install the softeware on to the IED harddrive

if that does not work then you must tell the bios to see the IED harddrive

get back to me


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After remove the dust in my tower, during clean up i have start the system whitout monitor screen and shutdonw 2 or 3 time.

When i conect the system back and re started i got this full screen message i was not guetting before during the start up.

BIOs on startup - press DEL to run setup, press Tab to view post whit the Full screen logo PK5-SE...

I have this system for 3 years and never have that start up screen LIKE THIS BEFORE before.I do not know why it is like that now.

I want to Dsiable DEL message, Disabled ForceBIOS and Disabled Full screen logo and get back to what it use to be before.

If somebody know about this please advise.

Thank you

A:BIOs on startup - press DEL to run setup, press Tab to view post

You may need a new battery for the CMOS.

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OS: Windows 7
Keyboard: Logitech G11
Attached to one of the 4 USB ports at the back of my PC - returns error on all 4.
Attached during active OS, meaning autoinstall of driver software, on all 4, and attached during shut down PC, meaning no autoinstall of driver software, on all 4 of the ports.
Yet, this error message which has never occured to me before:


1 AMD North Bridge, Rev 62
Initializing USB Controllers .. Done.
4096MB OK
USB Device(s): 1 Keyboard, 1 Mouse, 1 Hub, 4 Storage Devices
Auto-Detecting Pri Master.. AThrI CDROM
Auto-Detecting Pri Slave... Not Detected
Auto-Detecting SATA-1 ..Hard Disk
Pri Master : TSSTcopr CDDVDW SH-SZZZA SA00
[Indent] Ultra DMA Mode-4
SATA-1 : Maxtor STM3250310AS 3.AAF
[Indent] Ultra DMA Mode-6, S.M.A.R.T. Capable and Status X
Auto-detecting USB Mass Storage Devices ..
Device #01 : Generic USB SD Reader *HiSpeed*
Device #02 : Generic USB CF Reader *HiSpeed*
Device #03 : Generic USB SM Reader *HiSpeed*
Device #04 : Generic USB MS Reader *HiSpeed*

Keyboard not found
[COLOR="Red"]Please press 'F1' key skip warning message,or 'Del' Key enter Setup![/COLOR]
Also, the BIOS isn't really helping me any further, everything related to USB seems to be enabled.

The keyboard IS functioning though, hence the weird message:

Keyboard not found, press KEY to continue.

All default keys on the keyboard work as they should, I am able to press F1 on it and Del to enter the setup, but still it's being read as i... Read more

A:Keyboard not found - Press F1 to skip or press Del to enter setup

Sorry to do so, but this post requires a bump.

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When the computer starts up it says 'press DEL to run setup, press TAB to view POST'. Second half may be incorrect.

This was caused by my brother trying to reset the bios to its defaults. He was fiddling with it trying to make something work and wanted to undo his actions.

I am pretty sure that this can be fixed in the Boot Settings Configuration but I wanted confirmation before doing anything.

There is a settings called. Hit 'DEL' Message Display - This is set to enabled. Am I right in thinking I can disable this and the computer will run the post screen and boot?

There is another option called

AddON ROM Display Mode set to Force BIOS. I don't know what this is or if it is important.

I don't want to mess anything up or loose access to BIOS without the system booting so advice is much appreciated.

A:BIOs on startup - press DEL to run setup, press Tab to view post


Dsiable DEL message, Disabled ForceBIOS and Disabled Full screen logo.

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ok... idk how this happened but one day my computer froze and i had to manually shut it down... now it is saying this message and will not start up. im sure some of you guys are familiar with this because i have read some of the posts. please help!

A:No boot device available press f1 to retry press f2 for support?

It appears there is a problem with the hard drive. It's probably dead or dying. If you have data on it that you want to save, you could place it in a USB external enclosure or an inexpensive docking station (if a SATA hard drive) and try to access the files with another PC.

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^what titles says, thank you in advance.

A:trying to install xp "cannot load dos. press any key to retry"

bump :S

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I just have the same problem, I don't have desktop or start menu but I can run programs from task manager.

I have tried with:
- Ad-Aware
- Registry Mechanic
- Running next commands from console (cmd)
COPY C:\Archivos de programa\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe C:\WINDOWS\iexplore.exe
REN C:\WINDOWS\iexplore.exe explorer.exe
- Ewido
- sfc /scannow
I can't use this because Asus has given to me 2 Recovery CDs
and they have a copy made with PowerQuest which you only
can use to restore the complete system. You can see their
reply to me here:

And all you have written. None of them worked to me.
Could you please help me?

This is my computer HijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 13:53:06, on 29/05/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Archivos de programa\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
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A:explorer.exe wont load after reboot

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Have a Compaq CQ61-313us. For some reason the USB ports don't work after reboot. If I go to device manager, and disable, then reable them one by one, they'll work fine until reboot and I'm back to errors on them. I also can uninstall them and have windows find them again, works fine, until I reboot again. I'm about to give up. They all say "This device cannot start. (Code 10)" until I reinstall. Have done all my updates and mutiple scans with mutiple malware /virus programs. Any suggestions???

A:USB Ports continually don't load after reboot...

Hi there,Have you looked through the following articles?

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Hi folks.
Ive been a long time reader of these forums and have fixed many problems of my own just by reading through the threads.
Unfortunately it's come a time where I need to post due to the fact that I cant solve this problem I'm having.
When I reboot or startup my computer, it boots up fine until it gets to the desktop, AVG seems the first to load and that loads normally. after that everything else is very sluggish. Once all the startup items have loaded and mind you there are not alot that I have running at startup. If I try to open a program ie. Firefox, the little hourglass comes up,dissapears after a few seconds then it just sits there like I never clicked anything. 2 minutes later it will pop open, this is with anything even if I crtl-alt-del, it can take anywhere from 1-3 minutes to open. Once they do open up, the computer is fine everything opens and runs normally its only after a reboot.
Im pretty sure I dont have any spyware or viruses, Ive done a defrag, that worked fine. done error checking on the hdd, that found no errors, ran memtest for about half an hour, no errors, tried unchecking everything in the msconfig startup list, no luck.
I have AMD64 3700 San diego
1gig of corsair twinx
120 gig WD HDD
Pioneer DVD burner
Windows xp pro

I did do a hijack this scan and here are the results.
I appreciate the time in helping me solve this annoying little problem I have!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:10:37 AM, on 18/11/2005
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A:Programs load very slow on reboot.

Any suggestions at all?

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My friends computer is in the category of royally buggered (so i presume) due to a problem with the OS.

Upon start up the computer loads and then reaches a screen within seconds informing that something went wrong with windows, and a number of options are given:

Start in safe mode
Start windows normally
And so on... (im sure your familiar with the said screen)

At this screen the arrow keys on the keyboard will not work, and they will also not work for any other process, except moving around in the BIOS.
The countdown timer reaches zero and attempts to "start windows normally" which is highlighted by default.
The windows load screen appears and within a second, the computer restarts, and the same happens, and again... and again... and again.

When faced with the task of fixing this i tried:

Entering the BIOS, and reordering the boot order, moving CD/DVD drive to the 1st position.
Inserting a windows xp disc.
Restarting the computer, waiting to access the disc and format the Hard-drive.

This is where yet another problem struck...
Although i reordered the boot order, the computer seemed to some how skip the idea, and the reboot cycle would continue.

I am stuck on a solution to the problem, due to the arrow keys not working, and the disc not loading.

Could you please inform me of any options my friend has, be this purchasing a new hard-drive and installing windows on to that. No vital data is on the current hard-drive, so its not a problem losing it, but th... Read more

A:Windows won't load, reboot cycle!

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I leave my computer on 24/7 but lately every morning when i wake up i'd come downstairs to error messages related to virtual ram running low (but a meter would read my actualy ram used at 1-4%) Programs would crash due to not having enough memory and nothing would be running when i woke up. The weird thing was, there werent any new programs that were running, it was all the same things that worked fine before. It started suddenly, and after updating a program called Azureus it seemed to worsen, but it was always the first to close. I noticed that Norton 2003's autoprotect was disabled and it wouldnt enable so i upgraded to 2005 and updated it. It then found 30 some viruses, all being trojan related. I think all of the files were related to TASKMNGU.exe and a file called something like MSMSGI.exe. Norton couldnt clean them so i rebooted in safe mode and scanned, when it found all of them it quartined a few, deleted about 20 and 4 were left unable to do anything with. i then rebooted into normal windows, and was going to see what was left, and how to handle them, only when i clicked onmy user, entered my password, and waited for my desktop to load, it never did. It froze with my backround image there, all my processes seemed to start up except explorer (windows explorer, not IE, i use firefox anyway). I tried rebooting in safe mode and had the same problem. I tried going to new, and running explorer.exe from task manager but it says i cannot find the file. I hit brows... Read more

A:explorer.exe wont load after reboot

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My system will not load OS. The following are the only 3 things the system will perform.

1. E machine logo splash
2. Winxp screen 3 bars only
3. Blank screen for a few seconds then it flickers and reboots.

Some of the things I have tried…

CHKDSK /r at the repair console
Tried a different video card.

Does anybody know of what else I could try.

System Specs:

Emachine T2984/WinXP home
Celoron D 2.93GHz

A:System Reboot Loop. Won't load OS

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Hello, my wifes computer is having issues, she was looking through surfthechannel and was browsing shows, and then firefox crashed, she tried to restart firefox, but then the computer went black, and began a restart cycle, now it will not actually load, just cycles through the start up gets to the "HP" screen, then starts over, but won't load. I've tried loading safe mode, it loads to where it will give me safe mode options, but then starts the process over without starting.

Anyone heard of anything like this recently? Any suggestions?

We have an HP with XP home

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Hello allo! thanks all for this superb forum !!
I have been having a restart/reboot problem with my PC for some time now.
I originally attributed the problem to Skyrim game , since it used to only do it while playing this particular game.
Now i can get it to do it using winrar + furmark pretty easily ( within ~ 20 minutes.. once took only 2 minutes )
Computer is around 2 years old now.
I used to play BF3/4 for hours on without any problem in the first year.
I've tested a few things i could think of :
- monitored ( eye view ) voltages and temps using CPUID HWMONITOR   at idle and during tests
- no reported events ever on any of the restarts from the even viewer logs  (i only get a " unexpected shutdown wihtout proper blablabal )
- tried to overheat/stress GPU without any success in getting it to crash ( R290 ..i went up to ~ 75c which it never actually reaches during normal setup , by lowering fan speed and it never crashed )
I can only get it to reboot if i use both CPU and GPU loading at the same time
i've ran GPU test for hours on without any problem
haven't ran anything other than winrar on a very large file/folder as far as cpu is concerned
So now i do not know what else to test, would like very much to get some insight.
Ah yes, my PSU has been making some weird digital noise since day 1
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A:Random reboot/restart under load

Also, it seems like it is getting more frequent.
Used to be after 1-2 hours of gameplay
now i can get it after only 10 minutes
i think .... damn random problems!!

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God, where to begin.

I tried to restore my computer using ctrl+f11. It failed: "The recovery process was not successful." Then, I tried to reboot, but it stays stuck with this message: "Loading PBR for descriptor 2...done." I've tried everything I can think of.

I'm trying now to reinstall windows with the disk that came with my laptop. I can't figure out how, because I can't get into safemode using f8 and I can't think of another way to get it to load... this is so frustrating, I've been working on this since late April.

I don't care if I lose everything when repairing this, that's what I was going for in the beginning. Please, someone, tell me you can help me :|

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I have the same problem, after i installed an update driver for my graphics card.
As well as the desktop freezing and only diplaying the background wallpaper due to explorer.exe not loading, i cant seem to load any .exe files! so i cant load registry editor to remove these reg keys!?!

I tried loading reg editor through command prompt in safe mode option but an error report shows and closes. I cant load any applications(.EXE) at all.. if theres a way to removes these reg keys in command prompt please could anyone let me know!?????

These threads are the closet i can get to my problem with my other pc.. IF ANY ONE CAN HELP ME PLEASE ID BE MOST GRATEFUL!

A:explorer.exe wont load after reboot

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Well guys i have to this error to my pc....asus m4a78t-e and he show me when i powered my pc FAN ERROR PRESS F1.....well i'm going to this option....and instead of N/A i change with IGNORED and after i never see this error and he's entered in the windows smoothly.hi all!

A:Fan error... press F1

Check to make sure the CPU fan hasn't failed or stopped working.

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Hi all,sorry if post already exists but just need some quick advice.I have a rampage III Formule motherboard from asus and have recently installed a cpu cooler (deep cool tigershark) but SOMETIMES during startup the motherboard makes 3 loud beeps and gives an error-(cpu fan error press f1 to resume)after pressing f1 it starts up normaly.The cpu cooler is installed correcktly,the fan works perfecktly it has the thermalpaste and all the needed stuf on and the fan is plugged in the motherboard(where it says cpu fan,there are other places to plug it in but they read temp. and on)So i went on goolgle and someone posted i should check in the bios and change fan speed or something like that.Now please advice on what to do to fix the error.Thanx....O and the temps. read 40c when its pretty hot outsode and on a cold day it drops to 32-35c

A:CPU Fan error press f1

Can no one help on this??!!

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Coworker's computer: Everex GA3400, 2.2GHz, 4G RAM, 100G HD, XP Home, recovery disk, recovery partition.
Issue: XP boots to a certain point then reboots, process repeats. Happens in normal mode and all safe modes. Last file listed in Safe Mode boot is DiskFilter.sys

Backup made of his desktop and My Documents. Hiren's boot CD loads Mini XP slowly and a few CRC errors during some program extractions but file operations work OK after loading. System is stable.
There is a recovery partition which is accessable with Hiren's. When I attempt to use the recovery process from bootup, the system hangs while performing a system check.
1. Is there a log file I can view for more information?
2. Does this sound like an MBR issue? If so, possible to use hidden recovery partition to repair boot partition?
3. Any other ideas? I know there could be a million reasons.

A:[SOLVED] Stuck with a load reboot loop

hi herpfan. TSF frowns on hiren. I suspect our ms friends wont help you

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Ok, i am having serious problem here.

Whenever i start windows in my copmuter, it loas normally then i see something blue appear and couple of zeros below and the computer restarts, it continous doing this forever.

The strange thing is that befor, the computer would display an error and STOP there, but now it is suddenly different.

The Harddriver is working, loaded gentoo and it told me everything was working all right (atleast i think it does).

Please help me, this is my work computer and over a year of work is gone now and i really need it.

this is a lagtop

A:Windows wont load but reboot's instead. (Desperate)

Try tapping your f8 key from start-up and selecting 'Last good configuration' ... failing that, try 'safe-mode' on the same menu and see if a system restore will work.

Any new hardware, software, driver updates added just prior to this issue starting?


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I'm not so much worried about fixing the blue screen (yet) just finding out what it's even saying.

I start up my EEE PC 1000he and right after the XP Load screen comes up the system shows a blue screen then restarts. I tried to load in via safe mode to change the restart on blue screen setting, but I can't even load into safe mode.

I'm not really sure what I could've done, but that's not my concern at the moment.

Is there a registry file that can be changed, or button to be pressed during boot to keep it from shutting down and allow me to read the blue screen?

(If anyone's wondering "How can you change the registry when you can't load Windows", I can load the registry into a PE and edit it from there)

I'm working on getting USB bootable memtest and some other stuff, but for the time being I just want to know what the BSOD is saying.

A:Blue screen on Windows load - then reboot

Start (or restart) the PC, then start tapping the F8 key about twice a second.
(Some PCs use F8 for other options, in that case try F5. On some Multimedia keyboards you may have to hold a separate Function key down so the Fx keys will not be seen as media keys)

The following Menu should appear:
Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA Mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode
Disable automatic restart on system failure
Start Windows Normally
Return to OS Choices Menu

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.

Select the Disable automatic restart on system failure option

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k so, Since ive reinstalled windows Ive been having problems with some games giving me a black screen then rebooting my PC, at first I didnt know what was causing this I then realized that It was only happening with games that automaticly start in a 640x480 window then go to full screen.Obviously I can just change the res for most games and it solves the problem but theres quite a few games that dont allow you to change the res before the game is loaded. This has only been happening since i reinstalled windows.

Games that cause a crash that Ive tryed
NFS Carbon, Silent Hill 4 Fifa 07, Tiger woods 07

I am 100% sure these games work on my pc (before reinstalling windows)

I have downloaded about 5 diff drivers for my grapics card, and still having the same problem.

Ive done spyware/virus scans that have found nothing, done windows updates, got the lastest directx lastest drivers, even tryed the drivers from the CD that came with my grapics card, reinstalled the games, ect ect and still having the same problem.

Everything else runs fine with no problems at all, unless it starts in 640x480

My PC setup is...

AMD Athlon XP3200+
ATI Radeon 9200 PRO
Win XP, with all latest updates

Any help would be great.

A:Games that load in 640x480 crash and reboot


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I ve been having trouble with my computer not load the desktop at all but still able to access things using taskmgr. it seems to happen after reboot after using one of these programs

system mechanic
r wipe&clean
registry mechanic

its similar to the problem from this thread but it was with xp

A:Win7 explorer.exe wont load after reboot

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Don't let someone for one minute get you down about the Windows GUI not loading. Reformatting is the absolute last resort. An archived thread from this board made a big difference for me in solving a difficult explorer.exe problem this week.

Apply the following strategy:

a) Launch the Task Manager (press Ctrl + Alt + Del, click Task List...) and run the Registry Editor (regedit.exe) from clicking the New Task... button. Locate the following registry keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\explorer.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\iexplorer.exe

If they are in the registry, then delete them. If they are absent, don't try to find anything else to delete. Exit the Registry Editor, restart, login as the local administrator, and see if explorer.exe loads.

b) If this fails to succeed, then run System Restore (c:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe) from the Task Manager via the New Task... button. If System Restore is Turned Off, then a dialog pops up with choice between Yes or No. Choose Yes and then Windows responds the System Restore Tab window of My Computer. Uncheck Turn Off System Restore and click once on the OK button. Then run System Restore again from the Task Manager and select Restore my computer to an earlier time. Pick your specific date in the past and execute this process. Restart the PC, accept the past date, and login as the loc... Read more

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From the total lack of any response to the previous thread I posted under this heading, I have come to the conclusion that this is possibly the most unresponsive forum this side of the Mint Linux one.

So I can't say it's been nice knowing you ...

A:Disk Error - Press any key


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Sometimes the computer starts and I get a message checksum error, press F1 to reboot. Sometime this work at other times i have to keep pressing the power button and nothing happens. I have replace the battery but this i not charging properly. I have had the satellite a210 over three years now.

A:Checksum error Press F1

It is most likely caused by a bad or dying CMOS battery. You can change it yourself if you are wiling to risk opening up your laptop or you can have a tech in your area do it for you. If you do it yourself, you will need to go into the BIOS afterwards and reset your date and time, at least.

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My CPU fan is acting funny., BIOS shows that it runs between 90-250rpm and 150rpm on an average,. I've removed it, cleaned all the dust and replaced and it worked fine at 1500rpm for about say 15mins., I started a game for stress test and problem resurfaced in the middle of game. Video card is problem free absolutely. I get this "CPU fan error Press F1 to resume" everytime i boot up. CPU is overheating (temperatures raising upto 85 degrees). I use a 4pin connector for cpu fan port on the board. (Q-fan is disabled in BIOS, turning it ON also dint help me).

PC Specs
AMD Athlon X2 64 4600+
Transcend 2GB DDR2
ATI Radeon HD 4670 512MB
Cooler Master 390W PSU
Seagate 250GB SATA HDD

Games are lagging as soon as the CPU temperature hits 59C. Fan speed gets low starting at this point. Once this temperature reaches 69C, rpm falls down to as low as 200 from usual 1500. I checked all the connections, everything is fine. This board is replacement one i got last yr from asus service center. So its around 1-2yrs old. This is not the usual false warning which can be turned off in BIOS. I've checked fan speed myself and its rotating/stopping/rotating/stopping for temperatures >59C and once CPU cools down to some 58C rpm is back at 1500. I dint get a reply from asus tech support yet. I did try resetting the BIOS but that dint help

If someone completely understood where the problem lies, please do help me


A:CPU fan error! Press F1 to continue

Your fan speed should be over 2000rpm and you cpu around 40c.
I suggest getting a new heatsink the old one maybe failing.
Make sure you use the correct amount of thermal paste when reinstalling.

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i think i fried my pc .. it took ages 2restart so i pushed the start button, nek minit got the bootmgr error ... grrr 2me .. i read what was posted about it .. i tried F5, F8 but nothing .. get the same message, i can only get to the BIOS screen & another screen by pushing F10 .. i dont know what to do ... i dont know if it has a pre installed recovery system nor do i have a CD .. does sum1 know what i should do .. thanks in advance

A:bootmgr error: press alt, clt, del

Quote: Originally Posted by BillysMum73

i think i fried my pc .. it took ages 2restart so i pushed the start button, nek minit got the bootmgr error ... grrr 2me .. i read what was posted about it .. i tried F5, F8 but nothing .. get the same message, i can only get to the BIOS screen & another screen by pushing F10 .. i dont know what to do ... i dont know if it has a pre installed recovery system nor do i have a CD .. does sum1 know what i should do .. thanks in advance

Did you shut the system down or was there a system problem which caused the shutdown? Post back more details about the situation.

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hi can someone pleases help me with this error having it for a half a year its says cpu fan error press f1 to skip plus sometimes computer will shut off I tried speed fan it did not work plus I tried bios setting there is only smart fan like why is that I can even change it I tried acer e recovery did not work I tired cleaning the fan it had no dust. one more thing it's a little weird that it's says that my computer is gate way but it came as acer by time now it became gate are the links to my computer error:

A:cpu fan error press f1 to skip

Power on Self Test has detected a CPU fan fault. Sometimes a CPU fan will fail
To solve that problem 
1. Re seat the 3 pin connector on the main board very carefully unplug the fan and replug the connector make sure it is secured 
2. Replace the CPU Cooler 
Does the CPU fan run normally because that error starts up when its starting to fail or failed.

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I have an HP a6030n. I replaced the power supply (tested bad), and the chassis fan. New fan is running fine. I still get "fan error, press F2" at startup, but F2 doesn't do a thing. I pressed F11 and got into system recovery, and did all hardware tests, and they were fine. Then it rebooted, and worked fine. I turned off the computer for the night, and when I tried to turn it on in the morning, I got that same old "fan error, press F2", but F2 still didn't do anything. F10 and F11 didn't do anything. Pressed ESC, and then exited without any changes, and it booted fine. How do I get rid of that "fan error". HP tech support is as worthless as Geek Squad! And by the way, HP indicated the fan was a 3" fan, BUT IT WASN'T. They don't even know the size of their own components.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:HP a6030n fan error - press F2

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Hi...when I reboot my pc I get the Pentium 4 bage showing for ages before the users/login page is displayed. This has only started happening over the last few weeks. I don't remember installing any new software!

Can anybody help me please?

Thank you, Kristian

A:Reboot takes forever to load login page XP

Try a system restore before the pblm. happened

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Hey guys Ive been having problems with my computer some how the ups got stopped so my computer will shut down after while even though im using a surge protector. Well I used system restore point to restore it to a point that i didnt have the problems hoping the ups wouldnt be stopped, well just my luck the computer cut out, now windows won't even boot up?
Where should i start?

A:help power cutoof in middle of reboot now windows xp won't load


I would clear the CMOS first to see if that helps and when it comes back up, set it to the default setting.

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I tried to add a 4th stick of the same 512MB PC3200 DDR400 nonECC DIMM CL3 memory (had 3x 512MB before trying to add) and Windows would not load. The PC recognizes the new total (2GB) before it attempts to load Windows. My MB has four memory slots and takes up to 3GB of 400 speed memory. I tried moving the memory around - same problem. I can remove one stick of existing memory (that I've been using) and everything works okay with the new memory. I tried just the new memory and everything works okay. The new memory is definitely good - used by itself or with other existing memory...just not when all four memory slots are full.

After adding the fourth memory stick Windows tries to load for a few seconds, but then I get the black screen that says something has changed or hardware was added (e.g. memory) and the screen gives me options to select Last Known Good Configuration, Safe Mode, etc., however I am unable to select "any" of the options offered - and it times-out and then automatically tries to boot again...over and over. There are no error beeps. Removing "any" single 512MB stick (new or existing memory), bringing the total memory back down to what I've been using (3x sticks 512MB for 1.5GB total), allows solid boot and Windows loads normally. My BIOS is setup in the default settings for everything, including memory voltage, T2 timing, etc., etc.

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I have several portable programs kept on a separate HDD. When I say separate HDD I mean on a different HDD from my main HDD where windows was installed.

I have links to these programs in my start menu but after a reboot the icons don't load correctly. The actual shortcut is still there but the icons picture is not being displayed properly. There is just a blank icon picture in it's place.

When I right click on the shortcuts and hit properties the images show correctly within the properties popup.

How do I fix this issue?

A:Programs on separate HDD won't load picture on icon after reboot

As long as those shortcuts actually work, just ignore the icon issue.

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Answer Match 44.52% the message I received when I tried to start my computer. I pressed several keys to restart, but would get the same message: disk error press any key to restart. After hitting CLT+ALT+DELETE several times, I finally made it to the desktop and then went to My Computer to run the the disk scan for errors. All is well now, but I'm a little hesitant in shutting down my computer b/c this is the second time this has happened AFTER I ran the disk scan. Can someone explain why this happened? Thx

A:Disk Error - Press Any Key to Restart

Hi and welcome to TSF !

Read this article from MS :
Error message when you start your computer with a non-system disk

What's the brand and model of your computer ? Check the posting system specs in my sig.

Make sure there's no floppy nor CD in the drives. Check the hard drive cables inside the computer. Change the boot order priority to HDD first in the BIOS.

I would backup your personal data on another drive to stay on the safe side.

When you ran the disk scan did you check the two boxes labelled "automatically fix file system errors" and "scan for bad sectors" ? If not redo a scan and check those boxes (or go to start => run and type chkdsk c: /R, this'll do the same). The scan will take some time, once you're back within Windows go to start => run and type eventvwr.msc. Locate the latest winlogon event in the application section, double-click it, click once on the third icon on the right (this copies the info in the memory) and right-click => paste it here.

What's the brand and model of your hard drive : check on the sticker that's on the drive itself or give us the exact model id in the device manager (start => run => devmgmt.msc) when you expand disk drives. You may want to run the manufacturer's diagnostic utility to make sure the drive is not failing.

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Windows XP Home SP-2
3072M Memory
1.80 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64

First start in the morning, XP won't boot. Disk Error - press any key...

If I persist by hitting the reset button often enough it will eventually boot. As far as I can tell, using the Seagate/Maxtor diagnostics, both discs are in good shape. The BIOS tells me:

IDE prim master - ZIP (H:)
IDE prim slave - none
IDE sec master - DVD-2 (G:)
IDE sec slave - none

IDE third master - Maxtor 6V250 0F0 (C:) (Boot disc)
IDE fourth master - none
IDE fifth master - WDC WD2500KS-00MJ (D:)
IDE sixth master - DVD1 (F:)
Floppy (A:)

3rd to 6th should be SATA, not IDE. However the one called fifth master is a PATA (IDE) device (!!) I don't know why it's listed among the SATA devices.

There's no dual boot and both hard drives are NTFS all one partition.

It all worked up until I installed a large batch of XP updates. Rebooting after that it failed and has taken a lot of work to get it to boot since then.

Yesterday, after I finally got it to boot, I re-installed the system from a recent Acronis image. This went well, but the same error rebooting this morning:

Disk error - press any key
Boot from CD
Boot from CD
Disk error - press any key
etc etc.

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A:[SOLVED] Disk error - press any key

No-one any ideas? Dear me!


The stupid computer was trying to boot from the ZIP-disc which is at the top of the BIOS queue.

I can only imagine the MS update included alterations to the boot priority, as this has never happened before in the ten years I've been using this computer.

Another XP Home machine had the same updates applied, but did not suffer this problem. However that machine did not have a ZIP disc or mixed PATA and SATA drives.



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I have seen other people had the same problem on here but none of the solutions work for me. also when i boot up my old dell it constantly beeps if my keyboard is plugged in. and it stops when it isnt. does anyone know why it is doing this?

A:Keyboard failure error press F1... can anyone help?

USB keyboard?

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i installed the game, pressed play and got an error report message: oblivian has encountered a problem and needs to close. well i looked at some forums and saw that this was usually happening to people with integrated video cards, well i have all the right requirements including a radeon 9550 agp 256mb graphics card. what is the problem, i cant figure this out, and i just wanna play! help me out guys! i cant take it anymore.

A:oblivian error when i press play

Hi Piston,

Install Patch 1.1, that solved my problem. (Oh yes, MAKE SURE to disable anti-virus and spyware software! Oblivion do not like em running!)

Also make sure you have the latest BIOS Firmware, DirectX and Video drivers installed.

Unfortunately this does get worse.....

I still have the game freeze, kicking me out while playing wanting to report the error, or the screen goes black with a looping sound effect. (Read on, I think it could be DirectX or drivers??)

I've been in an never ending battle with Oblivion. It all started out with a ASUS MB with Intel Core2 2.14 4GB RAM blah, blah. So I thought, okay lets dump that config and go for something completely insane.

(Check my profile for PC spec). ... So I went for a AMD with a NVidia 570 Chipset and all the other stuff. And still had the same problems (even after reinstalling XP).

What I have discovered on both hardware configurations though: After it crashes (either the black screen with just sound, or a FATAL windows error wanting to report etc.) is that if you load DXDIAG and run the Direct3D tests it fails.

Once you reboot and all test fine. Oblivion runs again (for a while?). I'm running all the latest updates, directx SDK, Sound drivers, display drivers etc, Oblivion patch, etc, etc. SO?

Should I perhaps look at going back a few software versions of everything? (By the way, I even took out my X-Fi Elite and tried with no sound, Also tried without SLI, and with one RAM module, noting else left,... Read more

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hi. On startup I'm getting -

Disk error press any key to restart.

The first drama said NTDLR missing. But now on reboot it say Disk error.

The HDD works fine on my other PC. I know its a glitch and not a failed motherboard as its happened before but I forgot the cure.

A:Disk error press any key to restart.

It sounds like a failing drive. Get your data off from it and test it.

Free Hard Drive Testing Applications:
HD Tune
Ariolic Disk Scanner (Checks disk for read errors)
Manufacturer's Tests
Victoria for DOS
Victoria for Windows (Both versions of Victoria are among the best and most thorough tests available.)
CheckDisk 1.03 (Marks bad sectors as unusable.)
HDAT2 (Diagnostics and temporary bad sector recovery)
MHDD Low-level Diagnostics
Bootable Hitachi Drive Fitness Test Floppy or CD Image (works on most drives)

Hard Drive Manufacturers' Diagnostic Utilities Links:

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Whilst doing nothing important, i got a Kernel Inpage error (pretty sure it was the data one instead of the stack one, but didn't write it down) and now my computer stops after the post screen and says 'Disk Error. Press any key to reset'. All of the hard disks in there (both SATA and IDE) get this error, but get this, all of the hard disks work fine in another computer!

Best course of action?

A:'Disk Error. Press any key to restart'

Hard drive data cable may have a problem.

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clean install of win xp home wont start after reformating and clean install,
disk error press any key to restart black screen

A:disk error press any key to restart

Try entering Bios and selecting 'Use defaults' if you have that option (or words to that effect).

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Help meBy pressing button "l" appears "] l" by pressing the key "o" or backspace appears the volume control by pressing Enter line exchange and scores ""." all updates are ok..Ao apertar tecla "l" aparece "]l" ao apertar a tecla "o" ou backspace aparece o controle de volume ao pressionar Enter troca de linha e pontua ""." todas as atualizações estão ok  

A:T430 keyboard error key press

Hi Alimasilva,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
Check uninstalling keyboard adapter from device manager. To proceed with this go to start and type ?Device Manager? double click on that to open with new window. Now expand keyboard adapter and uninstall the adapter from that and check it once.
Hope this helps!
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar

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Hi, I installed a Seagate 4TB hdd last week adding to the 2TB WD & partitioned it into two drives. I used Seagate DiscWizard to install it. I didn't move files until yesterday onto the new drive & all seem to go well. It wasn't until this morning when I turned the Pc & got the message (MBR error 1 press any key to boot from floppy). So, I restarted the Pc several times trying to get into the bios, but to no avail. I then disconnected the Hdd & restarted again & all was good. I'm running Windows 7 home premium 64bit with a Gigabyte ga-h55m-ud2h motherboard & Quad core Intel i7 870. Can someone please help me with this problem.

A:MBR error 1 press any key to boot from floppy

Hi and welcome.

It seems like the boot order in the BIOS has the new drive first. How have you tried getting into the BIOS? Tapping on DEL during boot?
Once in the BIOS, you can just change the boot order.

You could also try swapping the SATA cables on the two drives. Putting the drive with the operating system on SATA2_0

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Now that I have gone through a full reformat and everything was working fine, I get a new issue.

When I reboot I get a black screen after windows XP PRO screen that says Disk Error Press any key to restart. I have tried system restore, repair with XP PRO disc and no change.

I have a feeling it is some kind of change made it the boot process but what? How do I fix it?

A:disk error Press any key to restart

Hi, sounds like the disk has gone bad to me, check that it,s connected properly. of course i may be wrong.


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I have a fairly high end gaming PC in a mini-itx for factor. The specs are posted below:

Motherboard: Asrock H97M-ITX/ac
CPU: Intel i5 4670k
GPU: Zotac Geforce 980Ti Amp! Edition
RAM: Evga 16gb DDR3
Hard Drives: 1x Sandisk 240gb SSD 1x Samsung Evo 120gb SSD, and 1x 1tb Toshiba 7200rpm mechanical drive
Disc Drive: HP Blu Ray Drive
PSU: Corsair CX750m
Case: Coolermaster Elite 130 Mini ITX

For some reason, during demanding gameplay, I either get a bsod (although this is rarely the case) or the monitor looses input entirely and some sort of a buzzing/whining noise comes in my headphones. Then, no matter what I do, the screen does not turn on and I have to manually shut my pc down and restart it. I'm not sure if this is hardware related or software related but I've attached my file below in case that might help.

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When using my laptop over the weekend the desktop froze and after restarting the computer I continually get the message,
'A disk error has occurred press Ctrl + Alt + Del'
after the Viao logo appears.

What is the best way to go about solving this problem?

Many thanks.

A:A disk error has occurred press Ctrl + Alt + Del

Start by going to search
in search go to event viewer and look for errors.
You will conduct the search from the administratrive title in the left panel

If the above suggestions do not work, I would make a full test of the Hard Drive
Test Hard Drive or this test

The first thing that you should do is back up your stuff just in case

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I am having this issue repeatedly. While able to correct with an Acronis Partition restore, I need to find the real solution.

I have a DELL Inspiron 600m Laptop. I swapped out the 60 Gig Toshiba HD with a WD 160 Gig Scorpion in July 2007. Everything worked fine until this year when I hit the magical space usage of 100 Gig.

There is speculation on the web (via a google search) that these large drives (120G and above) are not usable on the 600m, but I just checked the Dell site for user installable hardware and found my exact WD Scorpion model (wd1600beve) listed in the "upgrade" section for my system. I could buy this HD right now online.

After I copy a file that puts me beyond this boundary the system get the "a disk read error occurred. Press alt-ctl-del" on the next reboot of the system. I tried doing a fixmbr, bootcfg rebuild and none of this helped. I used to be able to run the XP disk to start the repair console, yet now the repair console startup hangs.

I can access the drive fully, doing a backup or copying of the drive using a USB drive adapter cable on the hard drive with another computer.

I can restore the backup copy of the partitions from Acronis using a USB Drive adapter cable and the problem goes away. That is until I save more large files. Say restoring all the data since the backup was done previously.

Every diagnostic for DELL and WD comes back fine. I can access the data on another system using the USB cable.

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A:A disk read error occured. Press alt-ctl-del

I had a similar problem with a desktop PC with a WD HDD and ran the diagnostic test program from WD and it diagnosed a cable fault. Replacing the SATA cable fixed it.
Look here for diagnostic program:

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on my computer I installed a western digital 250GB replacing the old 40GB HDD it was good for about a week and a half and yesturday it started up on this " A disk read error ocurred press ctrl+alt+del to restart and I do this often and takes me back to the same screen. I go into BIOS and try to re-install the system but nothing happens. It gets as far as detecting setup configeration and nothing after that.

A:A disk error ocurred press ctrl+alt+del

My bad i didn't even specify the system i'm running I installed this on a compaq presario 5000

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This problem has been occurring over the last few days. I'll be using Firefox and it will crash. I press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to end the task, but an alert comes up saying "The application failed to initialize properly 0xc0000017". I also seem to lose my network connection as the Dell Network Assistant tells me the network has "failed".

The only way to get rid of this is to restart, but the message appears again after a few hours. I did everything here: but nothing worked, and my fan temperature is at a constant 29 celcius.

It might be interesting to note that one time this happened I did a Registry Scan using PCTools' "Registry Mechanic" and it found over 1000 errors. I didn't fix them though, since I thought it a bit odd, restarted, did the scan again, and it only had 100 errors, which I fixed.

Can anyone help?

A:0xC0000017 Error when I press Ctrl+Alt+Delete

Welcome to TSG....

I did a search for the error above thru Google and found the listed below:

They had a lot to say about memory problems so please do the following to check it out:

Go here and download the Memtest Release and run it

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Our users have IE 7 and 8. We keep them locked into place by pointing IE to our firewall product (tools > internet options > connections > lan settings), so that only approved sites are the ones that our people can access.In the last few days, several of them report issues with specific websites loading very slowly - load times of over an hour just to get the log-in screen to appear.Troubleshooting Steps:1.) Unchecked the "use proxy server for your LAN" under the IE menus---> Site resolves instantly, as it should---> This pointed me to the direction that perhaps the site wasn't configured for our firewall2.) Re-checked the "use proxy server" box, and specifically configured the site in our firewall---> Site continues to resolve slowly, with the same load times as before performing step 1That would normally indicate that the problem is on the vendor's end. Something may be wrong with their site. And that's the line of thought I was pursuing until I was reported back to that the users are having the same problem on other websites. These new websites they're having problems with are, and have been for a long time, configured properly in the firewall.I'm not sure what my next step is to pursue. What am I looking for now? I don't know enough about networking to figure out where to track next.

A:Users are unable to load websites - no error, just 1-hour+ load times for pages


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When I start the game "DiRT", press enter, the message like that, saying, that load profile is aborted, appears. Why? What I did wrong? Is this a bug in the game? I dont want to create a new profile. I wanna go on, but I can't because of this stupid issue.

Im running windows XP SP2. 2.33 GHz / 1,98 GB of RAM / NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS

I have a patch 1.2 installed to my DiRT.

Hope somebody will answer.


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For some reason, the computer I built a couple of years back has taken to doing an odd reboot loop.

It had been working fine, but now when I turn it on it POSTs as normal, starts to load Windows (7 Home Premium 64bit), but when it gets to the point where it would normally show the login screen it jumps to chkdsk. It goes through the tests, often saying it's fixing things, then restarts. After restarting, it does the same thing again, ad nauseum.

When it starts chkdsk is says 'press any key to skip/cancel', but pressing a key on the keyboard does nothing.

I've tried using the install disc to do a repair, but it doesn't make any difference.

I've run the samsung HDD test tools from the ultimate boot cd which have come back with no errors. I've also run memtest from a flash drive and left it running for over 100 hours. In that whole time it did give two errors, but I don't think that's responsible for causing the constant reboot loop. The worst I ever used to get was an occasional BSOD/reboot.

Someone suggested I try booting into safe mode and trying this - Check Disk - Reset

If I boot into safe mode, it takes as long as it would do to get to desktop/login, then immediately reboots without warning.

I noticed that when safe mode was loading, I got some graphical corruption across the top of the screen.

This led me to think that maybe it was a problem with my gpu (GTX460), so I unplugged it, reset the bios and loaded into safe mode with the onboard gfx i... Read more

A:Endless reboot loop / chkdsk. Safe mode fails to load.

We don't have you system specs that would tell us how many RAM modules you have installed.
I would tend to try to eliminate which module has the errors and run without that if I were you.
You might look at this:
Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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I am unsure where to report bugs so I'm mentioning one here. If there is a more appropriate forum then feel free to point me that direction.
EMET 5.5 beta on Windows 10 64 bit will fail to load on reboot after an install if group policy editor has been used to aggressively remove "features" from Windows. One notable problem is disabling Cortana in group policy editor. EMET on my box
really doesn't like that. This is unfortunate as I don't expect Cortana will ever be enabled on any of the boxes I oversee.

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Hi There!
I am having a problem starting my PC! I have to start it in the boot menu under the RAID option. If I do not do this a message saying "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key.." comes up, and just keeps popping up regardless of what I press! I would try using my boot disk but for the life of me I can't find it, and as windows 7 was already installed on this computer when we got it 3 year ago, I can't accurately recall if it came with one!
I am no expert on BIOS, but I have read other problems similar to this one, and know that if I don't have the boot disk or the OS disk, I will need to know that at least. So my boot sequence is as follows:
Boot 1: (Hard drive)
Boot 3: USB: Generic-Compa
Boot 4: Lan

I am curious if the (Hard drive) is the issue. The BIOS tells me that anything in parentheses is disabled from corresponding type menu. But I truly have no idea how to change that. Which brings me here.
If anyone can offer any help to this, I would greatly appreciate it.

A:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device an press a key...

HiYou will have to give a little more information.What is the make and model of the computer?If it isn't a brand name what make and model of the motherboard.Or you can post a Speccy that will give that information.[ Go to Piriform's website, and click the big button.

Next, click Download from (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version.

You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot

You will see the following prompt:
Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.

Congrats! You have just posted your specs!... Read more

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i have performed everything the primary hard disk self test with the result of  = Hard disk 1 quick (303)and the memory test with the resukt of = memory test pass

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Hi there everything was fine with one of my machines. I hadn't installed any new sofware on it then several days ago it would not boot but just freeze after the RAM test at startup. After re-starting it would boot up fine. Then again last night the same happened. Thinking of impending doom, I tried to back up all important files but just as I re-started I got the "FDC error press F1 to resume" instruction. The machine got as far as my Windows dual boot menu. When I tried to boot normal startup the machine just restarted again. The same with "last good configuration." When I booted in "Safe Mode" I could see drivers and ".sys" files being loaded up but it reached a certain point and then stopped and rebooted by itself. I also have win2000 installed on a separate partition and when I tried to load that I got the blue screen with ACPI / BIOS incapatability errors with pointers to BIOS upgrades etc. I had not installed any new software on the machine for at least a month and have had no probs.
Now I assume FDC is a floppy drive controller error but why has it affected by Windows2000 and XP ? Could it be that some of my essential drivers / sys files and even BIOS files have been corrupted ? Any possible solutions ? I'm thinking of deleting the win2k partition anyway but could booting with the WinXP CD and doing a "fix installation" resolve the problem. Or could this be a hardware problem ?
Just as an aside I booted up a ... Read more

A:Everything fine then FDC Error press F1" and no system boot ?

Googling the error, it would appear the "FDC" stands for Floppy Disk Controller.

You might try removing the Floppy Disk drive and see if it still occurs.

Also reload the BIOS (setup) defaults or even remove and replace the CMOS battery or hard reset the CMOS using the jumpers.

If all fails, I would presume the motherboard hardware is shot.

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Hello - I'm receiving this error message at the end of boot up process (BIOS posting):
"A disk read error occurred, press ctr-alt-del to restart"

I have Dell Dimension XPS B800r, Pentium III, 512MB ram, running Win XP. My hard drive had crashed 2 years ago so I upgraded from Win 98SE to XP and had installed 200GB HDD and was smooth sailing until this disk error appeared out of nowhere on a routine Restart.

The hard drive model number appears (registers?) in the BIOS set up, but doesn't appear to be recognized during BIOS posting.

I've poured through forums looking for resolution and have done the following:
1. checked hardware and cables, jumpers, master / slave arrangements - all good
2. reset BIOS to defaults - also tested different scenarios for boot up, with HDD being first or after CD-ROM, etc.
3. booted from Windows CD and wend to Recovery Console, logged in and ran Fixmbr, Fixboot, and later ran Bootcfg - all to fix the master boot record and boot.ini
4. could see directories and files through Dos so it appears data is intact but not sure

Nothing has helped resolve disk read error. Also cannot get to Safe Mode during boot up. I didn't make a Windows Recovery CD - learned my lesson...

From my reading I have three potential possibilities for the disk error but have no clue whether either of these is the problem or how best to troubleshoot. They are:
1. I wasn't aware there may be a BIOS limitation for hard drive storage, but discov... Read more

A:A disk read error occurred, press ctr-alt-del to restart

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