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USB load failure on each system startup

Q: USB load failure on each system startup

I have a problem.
I recently bought Windows 7. Sometimes when I start my computer, the USB will not work at the login screen. No keyboard or mouse works.
If I get past the login, windows finds all my external hd's and starts to scan them. I think this is a problem with the USB.

This never happened in WinXP. Its like windows 7 "resets" the USB on each startup.

Can anyone help me on this?

A: USB load failure on each system startup

Not one answer on this one? Where can I get help?

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Hi, I subscribed to this forum because I've read some posts about bootup problems. I recently ran into this problem myself and was hoping that I could find some advice as to where things went wrong.

Here's what happened... I left the computer on all night, when I woke up I restarted windows, not a full reboot, to refresh the ram. I had been running the computer for about 2 hours, checked my email, did a little bit of searching online, and was running mIRC also. I checked on what I was cooking and returned to the computer to check out what was going on. Suddenly I heard a higher pitched buzz, sort of like the fans kicked in overtime. (Louder version of a fan running) Then the computer just shuts down completely. Everything else on the power strip at the time stayed on including the desk light, phone, and answering machine. I turned off the power supply, let the computer sit for a few minutes and tried to turn it back on. Once again, I got the high pitched buzz and after 2-3 seconds it shuts off again.

After that I unhooked everything from the back, opened it up to see if anything had fried or melted... nothing. I decided to clean it out thoroughly because it definately needed it. I reattached everything in the back and tried again just hoping it was the dust buildup... and again, nothing.

There was a CD-Rom recently installed... so I upped the power supply voltage. It started when I rebooted but the only thing that came on were the fans and the le... Read more

A:System Startup Failure

I can deal with it being PSU or Mobo... as long as it's not the HDD, I've got some files on there that haven't been backed up yet. I'm getting a PSU today so that I can check and see if that's the problem.

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I have a fairly fresh win7 pro sp1 64 bit install which replaced a robust XP pro environment.Now I cant start Virtual Disk service because "Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified."Browsing thru the event viewer I also notice Windows Time service fails with a similar error, so does Protected Storage service, and CNG Key Isolation service. The Volume Shadow copy service, Software Protection service, Print Spooler service, Distributed Transaction Coordinator service, Encrypting File System service and the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service all fail to start with "The system cannot find the path specified." I've run AVG and Malwarebytes they're all clean. Also used the MS system check, scandisk, and other tips from technet all to no avail.I ran HJT tonight (snippet below) and noticed a bunch of "File missing", Unknown owner, and (no file) entries. I verified these files exist - and tested changing the ownership on 1 file from TrustedInstaller to Administrator to no avail. I am at a loss. This was a clean install on a working system. Now i cant run backups, volume management, restore points, or anything else with a dependency on Virtual Disk service. I compared my registry to a working system and noticed a few extra entries in the CURRENT USER related to VDS, but nothing else. Everything else seems to be working...Does anyone know what HJT is trying to tell me or how to fix the unknown owner, file missing and no ... Read more

A:vds startup failure "Error2: The system cannot find the file specified."

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Hi, I apologize if this isn't the right subforum but I saw a couple old posts about this in General.

Yesterday one of my kittens knocked my laptop off my chair causing it to hit my PC tower on the way to the ground. My tower immediately froze and when I went to restart it manually I accidentally pushed the reset button instead. (It's the button on the right) Upon doing this my computer restarted and gave me the Missing Operating System error.

Since then I have tried several things from pressing F8 and specifying the drive to boot from, to entering several commands listed here to booting from my Win7 disk and running startup repair. This final option I did a couple times last night rather uneventfully but today it failed. Under problem details it gave me this:

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01:
Problem Signature 02:
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 0
Problem Signature 05: unknown
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07: unknown
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

I don't know if this information is relevant or helpful but I thought I'd include it anyway v0v

edit: I just told Windows to go ahead look for a solution and it claims I have an attached device that needs to be removed, which I don't.

edit2: Would a total reinstallation of Win7 fix the problem?

Any advice is appreciated.

A:Missing Operating System/Startup Repair Failure

First, I would open the tower and check to see if all the connections to the hard drive, etc. are still secure.

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I actually have two problems, so the first one is that when windows starts
up, it gets to the desktop pretty fast but the network icon takes a few
good minutes to load (the system doesn't seem busy at that time) and
ofcourse im not worried about the actual icon, it's just that i don't have
internet until the icon shows up.

This problem and also the next one im going to mention just came up
one day....(not both on the same day).

So the second problem is that almost always when i first open the start
menu after startup, it opens up ok, but when i point the mouse on the
programs menu it take about 20sec of wait until it opens and all the menus
are stuck until it's released, and i have to mention that after the first time
i open the menu, it will be ok most of the times i open the programs
menu until i reboot again, then it all starts over.

I must mention that i tried a registry cleaner a few times and it didn't change a thing, and other than that, i don't have any more ideas.


A:On system startup network icon takes a few minutes to load

Hi ;

Did you check your Windows Update ?

Start\All Programs\Windows Update

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Well this is the second computer I've gotten in less than a week with similar symptoms so I thought I'd see what everyone thinks.

Just got machine. Plugged her in, turned on, got to the Windows 7 boot splash, sat there for a very long time, and hit BSOD!

STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
or its log or alternate
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

Now obvious signs point to registry is long since gone missing. Well I'm thinking different.

First off I booted up into a recovery console from the advanced boot options menu. Everything got in just fine and I opened the console up and tried to do a chkdsk /f.

chkdsk /f
The disk is write-protected.

Hmm, that's the exact same problem I had on the machine I had a few days ago. (though it never gave me the BSOD registry stop. I should really just stop talking about that machine the owner just said reformat it so I did)

So in trying to get at least a chkdsk to run, I went into diskpart.exe and was poking around. System drive is not read-only and is healthy. Smart also says drive tests fine. Hmm...

Next try a system restore, well simply that failed. It couldn't write to the drive...

Checked Bios next. Nothings funky. Restored it to defaults and tried booting anyways. Nada.

Seems to me like most of the system is just fine, just something is blocking everything from writing to the drive.

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A:BSOD upon startup. No boot. Registry Cannot load System hive

The problem is you are trying to run chkdsk on X:, which is the virtual hard disk created by the recovery software. You need to change to C:, D:, or E: (most systems have a C: partition in restore that is system reserved and a D: drive that is the Windows partition; if a vendor created a recovery partition, drive E: may also exist).Use Advanced Boot Options to select Repair Your Computer and get to the System Recovery Options. Then select the command prompt. Do the following:chkdsk /r c:
chkdsk /r d:
chkdsk /r e:
chkdsk /r f:.etc until you get the message that the volume could not be opened for direct access. For any drives that do not give the message:
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems
run chkdsk again as above. In other words, if it says:
Windows has made corrections to the file system
after running the disk check, run the disk check again.

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Recently i have been to avast forum also because my windows 7 32bit stop its normal way of booting up. The last program that i have updated was avast. Since it required to restart, i restarted my pc but after that i was confused why my pc getting stuck uyp at aswrvt.sys and has never finished the loading of drivers. It was alarming for me since i have tried most recovery options but always been failing. I am not a computer geek so i have consulted the said site for another options i could do. Someone helped me there. Avast service has been stop as well as disable all asw .sys drivers from loading at startup.
However,sad surprixse that restarting my pc on normal mode still shows loading of drivers but this time, it stop now at classpnp.sys.
to know what exactly is the affected driver i look into is the ntblog.txt that was created aftr enabling logging on F8 menus. It is Microsoft 6to4 adapter that is next to the last successsful loaded driver classpnp.sys. Please help me now to remove it via command prompt from the repair options as iqt is the only one that is working.
by the way if you will ask about installation disk , well i dont have it. Downloading its iso full size will takes sometime as i only got my phone without available wifi signals..

A:windows 7 do not load microsoft 6to4 adapters thus preventing system to startup

F8 opens the Advanced Boot Options, which option did you try?

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My new Dell has got a error at startup Rx filter driver fails to load at startup and believe it has got something to do with Roxio easy cd/dvd burning software. Service control manager error 7026 win 7 64 bit . Anyone got a solution or even some ideas on fixing. Also I am hoping I havent made anyone angry for posting this here NEWBIE!THANKS for any help! One more thing I havent uninstalled Roxio yet because I seen where uninstalling might cause drive issues and problems reconizing disc!

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I recently tried to install a new graphics card on my machine. I'm running Windows XP and am upgrading from an Nvidia 7600 to an 8800 GT.

Put the new card in, hooked it all up, powered on.

Got past a few screens, then got, "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter"

Distressed, I powered down and put the old graphics card back in. Powered on, got the same error.

I then put the Windows XP CD in and pressed enter, and it went through and loaded up Windows just fine. All directories still there, able to see the windows dir just fine. It all looks as though nothing is wrong whatsoever. I removed the CD, messed around a little bit more, restarted again, and got to the same error.

This time I tried running the disk setup to repair the installation, but got the same error.

I've also been through the box unplugging and replugging everything back in, and I'm fairly sure it's all back in place.

Most of the errors I've seen with 'Disk Boot Failure' seemed to indicate horrible irrecoverable things, but as long as I put the system disk in, everything seems hunky dorey.

No floppy disk in there, and the hard drive is higher in boot priority than the cd drive.

Any ideas?

A:Disk Boot Failure, Inserted System Disk, able to load fine

On ATA HardDrives confirm the main HardDrive is connected to IDE0 on the Motherboard, and set to CS

Also try unplugging the IDE1 (the CD/DVD Drive data cable) fully, this may be a drive data cable issue.

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My son is playing runescape on the web and gets this error.

System in running Windows XP SP2

any ideas? Goggle searches seem to indicate that a 16 bit program may be having issues with Xp but nothing I can place my fnger on to fix.

Any help appreciated


A:Win16 subsystem load failure cannot load critical screen resources from wow32.dll

Look at this link, scroll down to Correcting the WOW32.DLL Application Error in Windows XP

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Hi, I left my Pc on standby last night, there were no signs that the computer was broken in any way. I started it up by hitting one of the keyboard keys and it came up with a blue screen of death which I didn't take note of. After I restarted my pc and now it looks like it can't find the OS. I have tried to system restore but it won't let me. And I have also tried choosing a system image backup but it still won't let me. Any help will be highly appreciated.



A:Disk boot failure on startup, insert system disk and press enter

Hello Kyle!

What kind of boot drive do you have? What model is it? Is there another storage device in your PC?

Start your PC up and check if you see the boot drive in BIOS. If not, power down the PC, open it up change the cables and port, start up again.

Good luck!


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Hello All Computer hardware wizards,
My Dell Notebook a Vostro 1500, 1.6Ghz 4G Ram, 250GB Hardrive and OS: Vista Home Edition, suddenly acted up yesterday.
1) At first my screen displayed random horizontal color lines (sort of blinking randomly). When that did not change after a few minutes, I 'hard' powered off the Laptop.
2) When I pushed power on, it dispalyed the LED's for Num Lock, Cap Lock and Scroll Lock. The Cap Lock LED was blinking and the Num Lock, Scroll LocK LED's remained continously on. SCREEN was completely display!
3) After about 30 seconds all 3 LED's shut off and computer went dead.

I repeated this several times. Took battery off, tried unplugging from 110V power etc. Still does the same as described in paragraph 3.


A:Screen Failure & Startup power failure. After 30 seconds laptop powers off

That doesn't sound too healthy!

How old is the laptop? If it is under warranty I would get it checked that way.

My initial thought, although not a certainty, would be a problem with the graphics card itself from your description.

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My system has been very slow for the last 24 hours. Startup was slow. Programs not loading. Even the google home page wasn't loading properly.

I restarted my router and the issues seem to be better but I think there is still a malware issue in the background somewhere.

Please help!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:32:13, on 14/06/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16850)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS2\bin\VersionCueCS2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS2\data\database\bin\mysqld-nt.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue C... Read more

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I am having issues with the comp, a friend built the computer for me quite sometime ago, for some reason recently I started getting random startup repair pops upon startup.

Today, it went one step further, during the startup repair, it stated could not repair due too then gave a list of error codes all of which were 0x0 until it got down to the bottom where it listed the code 0x490.

When I try to do any type of other repair nothing works. Have tried repairing via command prompt to no avail. I am able to get into safe mode. However if I restart and try to get into normal windows mode, the computer acts like it's disconnected from the monitor, I get the standard win startup chimes, however nothing to the monitor.

Checked vid card, everything seems fine there, and if that was the issue I don't think I would be able to see anything on the screen during a safemode session.

Checked for viruses using Avira, as well as ran a quick scan using malwarebytes, and ran a hyjackthis, posting log here just in case I am missing something.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:20:54 PM, on 5/25/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Sear... Read more

A:computer giving 0x490 after startup failure and startup repair fails

Please do not post HJT logs here due to Forum rules that we cannot comment on any malware issues.
on Another computer Download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature and burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature boot off of the newly created CD on the troubled computer and run the short and long tests. If either tests fails, the drive needs to be replaced.

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Okay, so I tried to disable unimportant startup programs for 7 by using Autoruns for Windows. Apparently I disabled something crucial because now the computer won't start up at all. I can't get past the startup repair screen, and I don't have any images or system restore points to revert back to. Here's my problem details from Startup Repair:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: same
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21203910
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 7
Problem Signature 07: BadDriver
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID

Obviously I'm an idiot, but is there anything I can do? I can't get beyond the startup repair screen, I've started with f8 and tried safe mode, none of that works. Any help will be truly appreciated.

A:Windows 7 Startup Failure, Disabled Startup Programs

In my opinion, once you get to a point where even startup repair fails, the easiest way is to start again.

So, back up your data. One way you can do this is by using Ubuntu. This is completely free, and has the advantage that it can be run off a USB stick or a CD - saving you having to install it on your hard drive.

You can get it from here:

Step #2 on that page shows you how to create the USB/CD.

Then once you boot into it you can use it to copy your files from the Windows Partition to an external hard drive (Note: Do not copy anything to the Ubuntu Filesystem as it will not be saved on shut-down)

Then wipe the drive with Killdisk and install Windows again.


Download the ISO (or the .exe for USB drives) from here

Then (if you have chosen the ISO) burn the ISO using IsoRecorder: ISO Recorder v3 Download (How to use IsoRecorder)

Boot from the CD/USB and wipe the drive - be careful which drive you are wiping, as it is designed to make data recovery near impossible

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A general system board failure (Blink code 5) is the failure of a component not covered by the other LED error codes. Contact HP for assistance.

A:A general system board failure (Blink code 5) is the failure...

The notebook is not booting. Showing error. Blinking light caps and nums 5 times. Please help.

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I am an ex-pat Englishman living in Cyprus.
I am using a Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo on Vista 32-bit.
I recently downloaded a programme reputed to provide me with a UK ISP ident so I could access various UK programmes. I understand there is a similar facility for US citizens abroad.
The programme I downloaded was ineffective. I uninstalled it.
Since then my 3G connection will not connect (Error 720 A connection to the remote computer could not be established. You might need to change the network setting for this,)
In my innocence I tried System Restore. The message received was (System Restore does not appear to be functioning correctly on this system. Incompatible version of the serialising pattern.)
An online advisory dite advised uninstalling and re-install the 3G driver. I did.
I have since had notices that the driver was not installed correctly and two advices that it has been installed correctly.
I am now receiving Error Code 680 - No dialling tone.
Any assistance that anyone could give to this 70 year old re-cycled teenager would be most gratefully received - particularly if offered in very simple language!!

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would someone just go to their "control panel -> Performance and Maintenance-> system -> Top Mune click on "Advanced" -> startup and recovery Setting and click on Edit"... copy that and paste it here i want to see the differance between mind and urs... that's all what i need to fix my problem

boot loader]
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS.1 <---- Changing the WINDOWS.1 to Just WINDOWS... if im right PLZ tell me that's all what i need
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Media Center Edition" /fastdetect

A:Windows XP Startup and Reovery System Startup, system failaure.

When i start my computer a menua always pops in a black screen and asks me to pick.......... i want it to go away... i deleted 3 windows that were install in my computer.... but now i get a Windows Default and when my computer goes to that 1 there is nothing there... i want that to stop from popping up

Please select the operating system to start:

Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Windows Default

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I was wondering what the difference was whether you had a program load at startup (by checking a box within the program to have it load when the computer boots) and unchecking that box but moving a shortcut to the programs executable into the startup folder on the start menu.

Is there any difference?

A:Load at Startup or Load at Starup?

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I dont know if this is posted in the right area but I'm so desperate to get my laptop working its unreal.
First it started off with my laptop crashing, I had totally forgot it needed to do a windows update and turned off my laptop in hopes that it would work properly.
After that my laptop has not been working. The machine turns on and gives me two options. Start windows normally or do a repair. Upon starting windows normally, it loads so far before sending me back to the two options of start windows normally or repair. On the second time I clicked repair. My laptop then goes so far before presenting me with a blue screen that is usually the screen where my accounts are. The cursor still moves but it loads no further even after leaving it an hour. I decided to make a repair disk, hoping that the problem was because of windows. the disk loads, gives me a choice on the keyboard language then does nothing. I honestly have no idea what to do, I want to keep all the files safe on my computer as I havent backed them up and I have worked so hard on the projects. someone please help

A:windows 7 refuses to load and system repair wont load

Do a hardware/software reset with your BIOS:Shut down and turn off the computer.
Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector (then remove the battery if it is a laptop).
"Remove the computer from any port replicator or docking station, disconnect
cables to printers or devices such as external monitors, USB memory sticks or SD cards, headset or external speakers, mouse or auxiliary keyboard, turn off WIFI and Bluetooth wireless devices." (Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC series - HP Customer Care (United States - English))
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds. This closes the circuit and ensures all
power from components is drained to clear the software connections between the BIOS
and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.
(If it is a laptop, plug the battery back into the laptop and then) Plug the computer back into the wall. Do not reconnect any unnecessary peripherals; monitor, keyboard,
and mouse should suffice and be the only peripherals reconnected.
Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware

After doing those steps, clear your CMOS by entering the BIOS (see your system manual for steps to enter the BIOS), going to the EXIT screen, and loading setup/optimized defaults.

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I hope someone can help me! I have Windows XP. Every time I restart my computer. It says that this failed to load: script..\..\..\..\sscommon\common\inc\ss_inet.js

I have tried to install McAfee and it won't let me. It tells me that not all of it installed.

Help!! Please!!!

A:Failure To Load

"ss_inet.js" Does not show up anywhere in my searches. I would suggest a post in our Am I Infected? forum
I'll move you there

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My computer has just refused to load windows. It starts to load but then brings up a black screen explaining that the reason for windows failing to load could be due to new hardware or software being upload (which I havent) or the machine having been shut down due to power failure (which there wasnt). It has a list of options such as starting windows using last config or start windows normally, but I can scroll up or down these as the computer is frozen. It then says windows will start up in 30 seconds and a timer counts down from 30 to zero and then nothing happens. the computer then freezes up. Can anyone suggest anything? Cheers

A:Failure to load windows

Hi and welcome to TSF,

Please post the system specifications - CPU, motherboard, video card, RAM, power supply etc. If it's a brand name computer without modifications it's enough to post the model number.


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windows xp will not load .... after switching pc on I get the setup screen then nothing, windows fail to load.... is the a knight out there who can HELP!!!!! please

A:failure top load windows

are you trying to install windows or boot into windows

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Hi all:

I have a small VB program called "SysRestorePoint" that allows you to use "Scheduled Tasks" to create manual restore points for Windows XP SP-2.

I setup the new program in scheduled tasks and open the advanced settings once I'm finished to make sure that the "run only if logged in" option is checked so that the program will run. Once I have it set up, I do an "test run" to makes sure that it will create the manual restore point.

I can create a manual restore point itself by starting System Restore, but the SysRestorePoint program runs it automatically at a scheduled time. Whenever the program runs, however, from Scheduled Tasks it fails and I get a "provider load failure" from scheduled tasks. I have tried 10 or so third party programs, and whenever they run, I get the same "provider load failure" error message. As mentioned, I can create a manual restore point from within System Restore itself, but any attempt to schedule a restore point using any third party program fails. Any ideas?

Michael Priester

A:Provider Load Failure be file corruption...could be inappropriate version.For me, anytime I have problems with a particular program (not the O/S), I do the uninstall/reinstall routine and hope that solves. Seems to work many times.Looking up that error, it seems to me that it occurs in programs/instances where something is attempted and permissions issues arise. Not sure this is the case with you, but you can take a look at the instances (none of which point to your VB script): [post=""]Provider Load Error[/post] .Louis

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 error says : Steam Fatal Error  "Failed to load steamui.dll"

This is my grandson's gaming computer and it will not load the Steam gaming software.  could you please help me fix this?
I can send you a copy of the event log if needed.
Thanks in advance for your time.
[email protected]

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Well when I try to start up windows I get the screen with the windows xp logo and the bar thingy that runs through the box. It looks something like this picture I made in MS Paint.

Yeah, well you get the idea. I'm thinking it could have damaged one of the system files, something similar happened to my uncle. He was shutting down his computer and he all of a sudden pulled the power and his computer went dead because it was the exact wrong time to pull the power.

I tried diagnostics and it said the computer was fine.

Please help!

A:Failure to load windows

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Well, it first looked like a virus attack with CapsLock/NumLock/ScrollLock lights blinking on and off. One restart yields in "C:\Windows\System32\hal.dll" missing.
1. Tried to reinstall XP. After loading all necessary files (File System etc.), when it says "Windows is starting now" where I'd expect to start copying files - the blue screen appears "A problem has occurred and windows has been shut down.. STOP: 0x0000007B ( ..,...,...) "
2. I tried the BartPE live CD to laod,,but when the black screen of Windows loading appears(the scrolling bar below), it again freezes with same msg. I really didn't expect a LiveCD to fail.
3. Puppy Linux LiveCD luckily works. started the computer, saw all HDD data intact. In order to get rid of possible viruses, I deleted all the partitions of the disk.
4. Tried BartPE, Windows Setup again but the same blue screen persists. Even with an empty HDD, how can it be possible. There was no new devices plugged in as you may have remembered. it all started from normal regular computing and a seeming virus attack.
Can anyone please have any advise what can I do?

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When I try and launch crysis.exe, I get this message. I've searched the web extensively and haven't found a solution yet. Thanks.

A:Crysis Failure to load the game dll

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So this is my first thread on this website and i am having problems with my internet. I tried going to a website ( and it failed to load. So i double checked that i spelled it correctly, cleared my cookies and cache. I have also tried some other methods that i have found on the internet, but to no avail. When i go to school i have no problems accessing the page, only when i try from home. I have the same problem in Firefox and Explorer.
Thank you for the help....

A:[SOLVED] Failure to Load only one Website....

Hello, Welcome to TSF.

Is this a recent problem or have you never been able to load this page. I just went to it to check and they had a little post saying they were undergoing site maintenance which could also be the reason.

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Please help moi,

The power source was disconnected from my computer while it was running so I think something happened to my hard drive and maybe windows got corrupt. It won't load windows but I can still access the BIOS when I restart it.

I hooked up the hard drive to another computer and ran an error-check on it and also degragmented it. The optimize for performance option was checked in the "Policies" tab when I checked the disk properties and it says power failure could corrupt the drive.

I've basically tried everything I can think of but nothing is working. Got any suggestions? I have a huge project I have to turn in this weekend and I'm in dire need of any help.

Note: I can't access safe mode because windows won't even load up. It'll only show Gateway. After that, all I see is a black screen.

please help!!!


A:Window's won't load after power failure

Do you have the CD(s) that came with the computer?? If so try to boot from the CD and use the restore option.

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For the past week, whenever I opened IE7 or go to websites, sometimes it takes me to a Dell google search page saying the site cant be found. Sometimes it does not do it and works fine, sometimes the page doesnt load, for instance right now all the buttons and things to the right of this window are red X's ive ran several malware and antivirus and it seems undetected. Any ideas? Ive seen several people have this problem.

A:IE redirecting and page load failure

Try empty IE's temporary files.

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I am trying to load a sound recording driver that has worked in the recent past on this windows 7 install. The file:///C:/Windows/inf/ is below with the failure:

>>> [Device Install (DiShowUpdateDevice) - MEDIA\MI4AUDIOADAPTER\6&33AF95AE&4&ID01]
>>> Section start 2010/08/12 11:58:25.371
cmd: "C:\Windows\system32\mmc.exe" C:\Windows\system32\devmgmt.msc
dvi: {DIF_UPDATEDRIVER_UI} 11:58:25.371
dvi: No class installer for 'MI4 Audio'
dvi: No CoInstallers found
dvi: Default installer: Enter 11:58:25.386
dvi: Default installer: Exit
dvi: {DIF_UPDATEDRIVER_UI - exit(0xe000020e)} 11:58:25.386
ndv: {Update Driver Software Wizard for MEDIA\MI4AUDIOADAPTER\6&33AF95AE&4&ID01}
dvi: Set selected driver complete.
dvi: {DIF_SELECTDEVICE} 11:58:40.752
dvi: Using exported function 'MediaClassInstaller' in module 'C:\Windows\system32\mmci.dll'.
dvi: Class installer == mmci.dll,MediaClassInstaller
dvi: Using exported function 'MediaClassCoInstaller' in module 'C:\Windows\system32\mmcico.dll'.
dvi: CoInstaller 1 == mmcico.dll,MediaClassCoInstaller
dvi: CoInstaller 1: Enter 11:58:40.799
dvi: CoInstaller 1: Exit
dvi: Class installer: Enter 11:58:40.799
dvi: Class installer: Exit
dvi: {DIF_SELECTDEVI... Read more

A:Audio driver load failure help

Quote: Originally Posted by ronhawker

I am trying to load a sound recording driver that has worked in the recent past on this windows 7 install. The file:///C:/Windows/inf/ is below with the failure:

>>> [Device Install (DiShowUpdateDevice) - MEDIA\MI4AUDIOADAPTER\6&33AF95AE&4&ID01]
>>> Section start 2010/08/12 11:58:25.371
cmd: "C:\Windows\system32\mmc.exe" C:\Windows\system32\devmgmt.msc
dvi: {DIF_UPDATEDRIVER_UI} 11:58:25.371
dvi: No class installer for 'MI4 Audio'
dvi: No CoInstallers found
dvi: Default installer: Enter 11:58:25.386
dvi: Default installer: Exit
dvi: {DIF_UPDATEDRIVER_UI - exit(0xe000020e)} 11:58:25.386
ndv: {Update Driver Software Wizard for MEDIA\MI4AUDIOADAPTER\6&33AF95AE&4&ID01}
dvi: Set selected driver complete.
dvi: {DIF_SELECTDEVICE} 11:58:40.752
dvi: Using exported function 'MediaClassInstaller' in module 'C:\Windows\system32\mmci.dll'.
dvi: Class installer == mmci.dll,MediaClassInstaller
dvi: Using exported function 'MediaClassCoInstaller' in module 'C:\Windows\system32\mmcico.dll'.
dvi: CoInstaller 1 == mmcico.dll,MediaClassCoInstaller
dvi: CoInstaller 1: Enter 11:58:40.799
dvi: CoInstaller 1: Exit
dvi: Class installer: Enter 11:58:40.799
dvi: ... Read more

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This happened last night.

I switched the computer back on. It went into diagnosis/automatic repair modes, checked for disk errors & solutions saying it could take up to an hour. A minute late the machine reboots & offers a set of options.

'Restart' or 'Advanced options'.

'Restart' simply returns me to this screen.

'Advanced options' offers

'Continue' .. 'Exit and continue to Windows 8.1'

'Troubleshoot' .. Refresh or reset your PC, or use advanced tools

'Turn off your PC'

'Continue' returns me around again to 'Troubleshoot'

'Troubleshoot'' offers

'Refresh'.. 'If your PC isn't running well, you can refresh it without losing your files'

'Rest your PC' .. 'If you want to remove all over your files, you can reset your PC completely'

'Advanced Options' under which there is

'System Restore' .. 'Use a restore point recorded on your PC to restore Windows'

'System Image Recovery' .. 'Recover Windows using a specific image file

'Start up repair' .. 'Fix problems that keep Windows from loading'

'Command Prompt' .. 'Use the Command prompt for advanced troubleshooting'

and 'Start-Up Settings' .. Change Windows start up behaviour.

Attempting to load in Safe Mode fails & returns me to 'Troubleshoot'.

I don't have a system restore point or a system image or a recent back up otherwise. I didn't set up an administrator account. To top it off I also don't have the original Windows install disk, it didn't come in the box with the computer.

I'm looking to try to p... Read more

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Hi all,

I have a Asus P5A motherboard.

Last week my desktop computer started to crash every time it loaded windows and then my IDE HD died as well. So I bought a new SATA HDD and installed windows xp fine on it. After the installation, and when windows loaded for the first time, I noticed that it did not recognize my onboard LAN or audio, my video card, soundcard and other hardware. It had the "!" mark in the device manager beside all of them. The only thing that worked was my USB drives and it recognizes my RAM slots. So I downloaded my chipset motherboard drivers from my laptop, and they must've been the wrong drivers because when rebooted my machine, just before it would go to load windows, all that I see is a flashing cursor at the top left.

I formatted my new HD again and tried to reinstall windows, only to get the same thing when it reboots to go to the next stage of the windows set up: a flashing cursor.

Is my motherboard dead? Should I flash it? Any ideas?

A:Motherboard failure? Won't load windows.

Any ideas? Im kinda desperate here

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When attempting to scan photos I am getting the message "Library Load Failure Err=31 1f." When I click "okay" I get the message that the program has performed an illegal operation and it boots me out to the desktop. I had some pics stored on a second internal drive that recently crashed and the old pics were still in the library. Thinking this may be the problem I uninstalled Photosuite and reinstalled. The thumbnails are gone from the library but still getting the error message when I try to scan or download digital pics from camera. Any ideas?

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my pc is unable to load the logon screen, in safe mode or regular.
in addition, when i tried to see what is going on with erd commander, it mis-identified the OS that i have, and thinks that i have windows NT. this means that i cannot use many of the recovery tools that are available. i have a recent registry backup, from a time where the PC was working, but i am unable t load it. it also passes chkdsk /F

is there a way to solve this problem?

A:failure to load the logon screen

give a little more details, does it give any type of error messages? Do you have your xp cd or just a recovery one?

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skype attempted install

A:failure to load d3d9.dll library

d3d9.dll is a DirectX9 error, firstly you need to have Service Pack 4, secondly install DirectX 9c: should also go to Microsoft Updates and undertake Critical and non-Critical Updates.

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I bought a used computer which was loaded with Windows 98. Because I have Windows XP on the computer (which I own) at my office, I wanted to load XP on the used computer for use at home. The new (used) computer has a Pentium III 450 processor, 128 mb ram. I began loading the program and left the computer alone for a half hour or so. When I returned, the screen read, in the upper right hand corner, in plain white print, "Welcome to Setup." The only response I can get is if I press Enter and the screen reads, this time in the center of the page and still in plain white letters, "Windows XP Home Edition CD-ROM." No matter what I do that won't change. If I turn the computer off and re-start it I get the same result. Help! Have I destroyed this computer? What do I do now?

A:Failure to load Windows XP Home Edition

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Hi All,
I'm looking for help on a problem that's been haunting me for a couple of weeks now.
I've included one of the debugger printouts.

The Primary Hard-Drive, Power Supply, and Ram have all been replaced since the problem started
Clean Windows Install.
CPU Temp 35C-40C Average
MB Temp 37C Average
Ram Passed Memtest86 - 10 runs
I tried installing a new fan and fresh thermal compound to no effect.
I've been using a temp monitoring program.
CPU temp never goes above 42C.

I replaced the C drive and did a fresh install of XP Pro. The original drive had half dozen bad sectors which I originally thought was the culprit.

Homebuilt PC:
2.8 GHz Intel Pentium 4 CPU
Asus P4P800-E Deluxe Motherboard
2 GB Kingston PC3200 400MHz Ram
Chaintech GeForce FX5700 Ultra 128MB AGP Video Card
Thermaltake Toughpower 750 Watt Power Supply
2 Western Digital 80GB IDE Hard Drives
1 Western Digital 500GB SATA Hard Drive
1 Lite-On DVD Drive
1 Lite-On DVDRW Drive
Mitsumi 3.5" Floppy Drive
AMC 8-in-1 USB 2.0 Card Reader
Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard PS/2
Microsoft Optical Wheel Mouse USB
------------------------- ------------------------- -----
Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
AVG Anti-Virus
------------------------- ------------------------- -----

------------------------- ------------------------- -----
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.9.0003.113 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights res... Read more

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I use google chrome as my main web browser, but after an attack which I don't really know how to describe it an antivirus screen popped up and just started trying to clean my computer. I had not clicked on anything except was just watching tv. I restarted my computer and tried to launch chrome and the error message i got was: This webpage is not available. I get this with every website I try to load, i mean everything. So then I tried to use firefox and firefox worked but the problem is that it freezes every 5 seconds for about 5 seconds and then just keeps repeating the vicious cycle. I already ran a malawarebytes scan and it removed a few things but the problem is still there. I can provide a hijackthis report if need be. I just appreciate any help possible.Thank you

A:Google Chrome and IE failure to load page

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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My OS is an XP 2003 Professional and it has never had an automatic Windows priority update fail to install until now. The update is KB981793. I looked it up and it's basically a time update thingy for the computer, however, ever since the first failure to load it keeps loading in my icon tray, next to my clock, and tells me that updates are ready for my computer and it's continuously the same one that fails. So, no matter how many times I try to install it, 5 min. later it's back and I can't make it install or go away. My computer has all the current updates and SP3 is installed.
My second current problem, hopefully when you know what your doing, is an easy explanation and fix. I am now constantly getting an "IE Script Error" on practically every webpage I'm opening. Some pages I need to accept the run script button 2-10 times to clear all the Script Error pop-up that occurred on that page. I don't understand what a script error actually is or where it's generated or more importantly, how messed up it's telling me my computer or some program is. 6 months ago I maybe got 1 or 2 script errors a week, in the past 4-6 days it's multiplied exponentially. The actual pop-up reads "an error has occurred in the script on this page." Then it asks "do you want to continue running script on this page? Yes or No, and of course you say yes so you can continue then within 5-10 seconds later a little pop-up in the corner s... Read more


Closing duplicate, please reply here:


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Hi there,

I am facing a very funny problem.

I use Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 and IE7.

I used to regularly visit and used to browse it almost 24 hours.Of late i face a very peculiar problem.

When i log onto the site, the site loads but after that if i click on any of the links on the site, it does not load any page.

Kindly help me as i need to keep this site up and running since i am an ardent cricket fan.

Thanks and regards,


A:Failure to load web pages inside a website

Hello and welcome to TSF

Please try this to see if it fixes the problem:

if that fails:

Do you have these problems in any other browsers? Please try one of the below (both are free):


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Hi All,

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Laptop, using it with Win7.

Recently, I experience an internet connection failure. It first connects to my home internet network, loads webpages perfectly. After a while, although it seems still connected it just cannot load the pages. If I wait like 5-10min, it works perfectly again. But after some time it fails and so on...

I suspect the problem was on my internet provider but I used my laptop in a friend's home and it happens there too.

This cycle repeats itself more frequently if there is another laptop in the apartment that connect to the same network I am connected.

Any idea how I can solve this problem? Please help.

A:Web Page Load Failure / Internet connection

Do you have cordless phones in your home/apartment?

Sometimes if they are on the same channel as your wireless router functions on, the signals with cross and thus you'll have packet loss.

I myself have a Lenovo ThinkPad, but my network issues have proven to be much more....difficult to fix

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I've been having a problem for a week where my computer is very sluggish on startup. It will load some programs like Firefox - and once Firefox is loaded it runs fine, unless I'm streaming video then it noticeably sluggish - only with the video not the audio. Some programs will run but will take forever to load, some programs won't load at all like Steam or other games or programs that seem to take a lot of memory.

Also, when I reboot, everytime a program error occurs before shutdown that says ".Dll Failed to Initialize". Each time it is a different program, sometimes a program I tried to run, or sometimes just a startup program. I believe whatever is keeping the dll's to initialize must be the root of the problem.

I've ran Ccleaner, multiple registry cleaning programs, error sweeper, reinstalled KBD.exe, I even System Restored my system to FACTORY settings and this problem still persists. It may be malware but I've ran a few programs and they have not cured the problem. Anyone know what's up?

Right now I'm running a HP with WINXP / SP2 installed, Athlon XP 2800+, 767 RAM, Radeon 9800 PRO.

HiJack This File:
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Netropa\Multimedia Keyboard\nhksrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Appl... Read more

A:[SOLVED] WinXp Failure to Load Dll Files

Hi shagen and welcome to TSF !

What's the exact model of your HP computer ?

I can't see anything fishy in your HJT log so this has to be some regular software or hardware problem, especially if you reinstalled your system from scratch.


I even System Restored my system to FACTORY settings

What do you exactly mean by that, what method did you use to restore the system to factory settings ? System restore is accessed by the start menu => all programs => accessories => system tools => system restore. It will allow you to restore the computer to some previous restore point (if Windows created any) but not to the factory settings.
Do you mean that you accessed the recovery utility at startup (before Windows loads) or booted on the CD that came with the computer to make a destructive recovery and restore the computer to factory defaults ? If you made a complete system recovery then the problem is not likely to be malware related.

Make sure that your computer is updated with all the latest critical updates from Windows update. Also check that you've installed all the latest drivers for your hardware.

What are your virtual memory settings ? Run the task manager by pressing ctrl+alt+del and go to the performances tab. Post a screenshot of what you see there. To post a screenshot press the printscreen (or prt scr) key on the keyboard, then go to start => all programs => accessories => paint, click edit =... Read more

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Please Help,
I am having a problem with my 2002 Picture It program on my XP os. A box comes up that says: Object load failure. Please re run set up. I clicked on an old post and when I went to the site it said something like: oops. moved or no longer available. I love the old version of this program. I have the newer one installed in my new Windows 7 computer but it is not as good as the old one.

A:Picture it 2002:object load failure

Running the System File Checker has been known to fix that problem.

Start >> Run
Type cmd and click 'OK'
Type SFC /scannow in the command window and press <Enter>

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I got a new PC with Vista in January, and it worked pretty well until about mid-November, when the thing started freezing randomly and wouldn't unfreeze even for Ctrl+Alt+Del. Eventually it seemed to get fed up and made me a new account and pretended to have deleted all my files (original account = Glen, new account = Glen.GlensPC, so they both showed up as merely "Glen") which were still located in the original place.

Then, control panel no longer worked. I tried cleaning the registry but with no luck. Virus scans and spyware scans picked up nothing. Also, it kept telling me that my "Vista is not genuine" despite the fact that I'd already validated it.

However, the original freezing problem sort of disappeared. Until today. I got fed up with it and decided to do a recovery, because Restore didn't have any effect whatsoever.

So I did the recover, and half-way through it stops and says "image not found" or something similar, before turning the computer off. When I turned it back on, it said it couldn't load Windows/that "vital files were missing", so I restarted and F11'd it, tried again, got the same result. Image not Found. Tried 3 times in total and nothing worked.

So, I'm at a loss.

My system:

HP iPower 8620

? Windows Vista? Home Premium (auto-updated to SP1)
? Intel Core2 Quad Processor Q6600
? 1066 MHz
? 2048MB DDR
? DDR2 533 / 667 Mhz
? 500GB SATA

A:Vista Recovery Failure, Can't Load Windows

Was going to edit the above post but it seems to have timed out:

Actual error when the recovery fails:

"Applying image failed"

and it always fails on the same file:


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Not sure if I have a virus or if its something else, but when I go on *any* website, including this one, I have to refresh it multiple times, and often, these errors come up:
On chrome:
If it doesn't do either of these two errors, it simply says "the network could not find a secure connection to the server" , has a completely blank white screen, or  just loads everything with texts, but no images.
On microsoft edge:
HTTP 403 error, microsoft edge can't get to this page. Go back to last page or try logging in again.
Only started happening yesterday. Thanks in advance.

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I built this computer a while back and it has been giving me trouble a good amount of that time. I've finally decided to try diagnosing which hardware part or parts I need to replace. There are a couple basic problems which I believe are interrelated. One on windows it BSOD's a decent amount with SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION. Two it will also freeze sometimes(screen stops updating, hard drive light goes off though since I updated the BIOS the hardware light sometimes locks on). This happens on Window 7 and Linux(Sabayon). The only way I've found to fix this is a reboot, and that leads us to problem three. Sometimes it fails to boot. The after-POST beep never sounds and the hard drive light just flashes on for about a quarter of a second as you press the power button. The CPU Light on the motherboard stays on, meaning it is probably a CPU or motherboard problem I think. This only seems to happen when it is still hot from running as if I let it sit for 30 minutes or so it always comes on right away.

Here is some data from trials I ran.
Trial1: Idles at ~45C. Froze when running prime95 after about 30 seconds. CPU Temp 67C. Hard drive light turned off
Trial2: No crash after over an hour of prime95 averaging about 68C the whole time
BIOS Update to latest
Trial3: Freezed at 64C running prime95 about 30 seconds. Hard drive light stayed on
Trial4: Freezed at ~68C running prime95 about 2 minutes. Hard drive light stayed on.

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A:BSOD, freezes and failure to POST when under load

The crash dumps are blaming Intel VTune(TM) Amplifier. And it appears that you are not alone.

See how the computer behaves minus it. Let us know.

BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff880124c7b5d, fffff8801b74cd80, 0}

Probably caused by : vtss.sys ( vtss+db5d )

Followup: MachineOwner

2: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

An exception happened while executing a system service routine.
Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck
Arg2: fffff880124c7b5d, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck
Arg3: fffff8801b74cd80, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck
Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero.

Debugging Details:
EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005 - The instruction at 0x%p referenced memory at 0x%p. The memory could not be %s.

fffff880`124c7b5d 4c896808 mov qword ptr [rax+8],r13

CONTEXT: fffff8801b74cd80 -- (.cxr 0xfffff8801b74cd80;r)
rax=0000000001130000 rbx=00000000004a0025 rcx=... Read more

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A few days ago, after a windows automatic update, my computer is no longer able to boot. It returns this message: ...\Windows\System32\Drivers\zeqpju.sys system file missing or corrupt. I have tried to do a recovery several times with no luck, I've tried everything I know to do in safemode and dos, I've even tried every method possible on the spotmau cd, but I still get the same bs!

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Also, I cannot locate any information concerning the zeqpju.sys you know where I can get this file, so that I can try to replace the matching corrupt file on my system?


A:help with Vista Home Basic oem system failure corrupt system file.

In most cases if you can't locate any information on a file (especially dll's or exe's) that's because it's a virus. The error is most likely there because your antivirus software removed the file, but didn't remove the startup entry.

I would suggest either posting over in the Security forums ( System Security - Vista Forums ) or contemplating a backup, wipe and reinstall of Vista.

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A few days ago, after a windows automatic update, my computer is no longer able to boot. It returns this message: ...\Windows\System32\Drivers\zeqpju.sys system file missing or corrupt. I have tried to do a recovery several times with no luck, I've tried everything I know to do in safemode and dos, I've even tried every method possible on the spotmau cd, but I still get the same bs!

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Also, I cannot locate any information concerning the zeqpju.sys you know where I can get this file, so that I can try to replace the matching corrupt file on my system?


A:help with Vista Home Basic oem system failure corrupt system file.

Hello eliteboy,
I have had a look for the zeqpju.sys file and cant find any info on it anywhere. Are you sure that is how it is spelt ?.

There are a couple of things to try.
First open a command prompt as administrator and type sfc/scannow press enter and let it scan, if errors are found you will have to scan again until clean.

If that does not work, try a startup repair with the Vista disk.
Follow this link to a tutorial.

Startup Repair

If you don't have a disk, go here.

How to Make a Windows Vista Repair Disk If You Don?t Have One - How-To Geek

Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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Good Evening All,Tech-Xcellent here, I have a HP Probook 4730s with Windows 10 installed. Before the installation, I upgraded the BIOS & required drivers, installed the update, updated the newly installed Windows 10, did the customary reboot and 'blank screen'. The laptop itself is making noise like it's busy doing something, but there is no display. I have connected via HDMI a secondary screen and still nothing. It reaches the first 'windows' logo with the loading thingy underneath it, disappears and goes 'blank', I have no error code's, I cannot access 'safe-mode' and have been through all the recovery options, none of which worked (except the return to a working restore point), but it's moot as the system updates again and reboots and nothing, again!. I have it connected to power the entire time, I was running Windows 8.1 x64 rather well prior to this Windows 10 issue. Any suggestions? I have tired everything possible to solve this.Thank you, - Tech-Xcellent.

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I installed Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 on my Aspire One 725. I was then prompted to restart it after installation. However, the restart failed and I have not been able to load the netbook past the acer logo since then. I have tried several times to re-boot but not successful. Please help. 

A:Aspire one 725 - Failure to load past Acer Logo

First, try a cold boot by pressing and holding the power button till the system shuts off. Then power up again. Report back. Jack E/NJ

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This morning I attempted to perform a system restore on my other computer. I legally own Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition and was using the 3 system restore CDs provided by my manufacturer at the time I purchased the computer. If it matters, the computer is a Sony VAIO AMD Athlon.

I inserted the disk before booting up the computer, and everything seemed to go fine. The system restore screen loaded and I chose to do the recommended system restore, erasing all the files from my drive and restoring to the computer's original configuration.

It began performing the normal "Restoring Drive C:" operation. About 20 seconds into the restore, I received this error message:
Disk Access: Sense Operation Failed

I hit "Okay," the only button available. I then received a message saying the system restore failed and my operating system may not perform correctly (what an understatement). I removed the system restore CD and rebooted my computer. I now get an error message, "The operating system has failed to execute." I can't do anything, except try to do another system restore, in which I receive the same "sense operation failed" error from before.

I tried calling their tech support to which I was told (after waiting 20 minutes to speak to someone) that because my limited warranty had expired, I would have to pay $19.99 per call to have it fixed. Yeah, right. Neither Sony nor Microsoft's online tech support pages were at all helpfu... Read more

A:XP system restore failure... operating system failed to execute

I would guess that your CD is scratched or unreadable for some reason or that the CD Rom isn't reading properly. Give it a good wiping.
I would just format and reload XP if you have a fully licensed disk. Takes 39 minutes or less and you'll have a nice clean install and you get to start over. However....... if you have only restore disks I am unsure as to whether you can do an install from them.

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Some one please help me, my computer wouldn't start, it shuts down repeatedly with the message "windows failure, file: SISGRP.SYS - SILICON INTEGRATED SYSTEM (VIDEO) cannot be found; windows will shut down". I search but cannot locate the file. Please help thanks.

A:Startup Failure

Hi Aweebuoy, welcome to BC! Are you able to get into Safe Mode?To get into Windows XP Safe Mode:Restart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. Wait and see if Windows boots up

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when i press my start button system the light blinks one second and not starting and after not starting totally my power cable is ok what is the problem

A:startup failure

Check the power supply.

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hi i have xp pro on my custom editing computer and its been working fine for months.
when i turn on my computer it turns on as usual but noticeably slower, when it finally gets to my desktop it
loads infinitely with little ticks and things of that nature. after about 30 seconds of runtime on my desktop, both the start bar and all icons and open windows close. the only way i can get my start up bar and icons back is if i do crtl alt delete and click new task and type a folder/program. i need my computer to work again any ideas?

A:Xp Pro Startup Failure

Routine maintenance?XP Chkdsk, Using the Graphical Version (My Computer) - Defrag after running chkdsk to completion.Louis

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Okay I have a Dell XPS M1330 (laptop) Core 2 Duo, with 2.4Ghz, and a NVIDIA integrated video card.

First my computer screen with go black, but my lights and fans will still be on and running, and I've tried pushing keys, scrolling the mouse and trying to wake the computer up like it's in sleep mode but not and nothing will work.

Next I would have to do a hard shut down and upon trying to restart my computer I get a collage of colors running in lines vertically all over my screen until it turns completely white. and then just sitting there.

I would then do another hard shut down and restart.

At that point I would have to go through the black and white start up screen asking me whether or not to start in safe mode, cmd prmpt, or normally

I would then choose Normal Start and my computer might be fine for a while and not do this for days, but as this started it has began to happen more and more often.

What do I do?

A:Startup Failure

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You might be wondering how i'm posting on the forums if my computer cannot start up even the BIOS. I'm currently using my Nintendo WII to post on the forums.

I cannot even startup my BIOS and when I attempt to, the computer makes weird noises, the 'power light' is blinking on and off and it doesn't display a Blue Screen of Death (BSoD).

My computer is a Compaq Persario computer with my Ubuntu partiton in storage. I also know that when my computer gets in it's 'Startup Error' state, it goes in an infinate loop.

A:Startup Failure

You need to post the specific model number of your Presario.

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Alright so my PC has decided to not cooperate with me anymore. I installed this firewall program and was promted to reboot, which i did and now i get to the login screen (or actually just before the actual loginscreen where it says that windows is starting or whatever) and there it just sists.

The firewall program in question was one i don't remember the name of... System Firewall perhaps? Was part of another thing called Malwareguard or something like that. I dunno if i should suspect foul files or whatever but it's the last thing i did so who knows...
Also during the first startup after the system asked me to reboot after installing the firewall a dialouge came up saying that it was going to scan my external HDD for file-consistensy. I aborted the scan thinking it was just a minor error. Could it have had something to do with it?

So right now i'm considering using these 4 recovery discs i got when i bought the PC, but i'd rather not risk formatting the HDD and losing all my files. However my brother helped me set up the PC in two partitions when i first got it, one strictly for system (OS, apps etc) and one for everything else (such as media, games and all around "good to have" stuff). So what i wanna know is-

1. Is there anything i can do to try to restore my system without using the recovery discs (which i assume format)?
2. If i do have to restore my system using these discs, will my "Stuff" partition be out of harms way and ev... Read more

A:Startup failure

Have you tried booting Windows in Safe Mode??

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Sony laptop runing XP pro. When PC is switched on, displays brief text message (never gets to Windows) saying Windows files not found. If machine is booted using floppy to DOS, does not recognize the hard drive (not found). If booted from CD, also does not find hard drive. I would like to reformat the HD, but do not know how. Any idea what could be causing this and how to repair?

A:XP startup failure

What cd are you trying to use?

What is on the floppy? Is it a boot disk which will allow you to reformat the HD?

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I have an HP elitebook running XP, On startup it shows the HP logo page, microsoft page, then the screen flashes blue and show the error message ( Stop c000021 Fatal System Error, Logon processes failed, terminated, the system has been shut down)

I was told I needed the XP startup disc, which I dont have.

Typically, is this type of issue an indication of a hardware failure ( motherboard/HD etc) or an issue with the microsoft software, and is the data on the hard drive possible to recover?

I have tried restarting in Safe mode and in most recent configuration, both get the same result
Any guidance would be helpful.


A:Failure on startup

are you able to take the HD out and hook it up to another computer to possibly run a HD diagnostic on the current HD? also if you are able to obtain any windows XP cd you boot into the CD, hit R for the recovery console and choose your windows installation. type chkdsk /r to run a Checkdisk while recovering any damage or corrupted files.

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I installed extra compatible memory, all correctly but now my P.C. won,t start up.!!!! just long bleeps which indicates a problem with the memory, placed wrong I think. BUT they definitely are fitted correctly. Do I need to fit a new battery perhaps ?????? ( X.P. pro.) ?? grannyd

A:Startup failure

You may have bought incompatible memory for your PC.

What is the make/model number of the PC and the memory you purchased?
Did you remove the old memory or leave them in there as well?

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Long story short:

Had issues with Windows Update (would not download/install properly), then one day last week, system restarted and now Windows will not load. Safe mode, normal mode, recovery mode all do not work - they just result in a black or blue screen with a visible cursor. To make matters worse, booted in startup check mode and performed a hard drive test which resulted in the following message: "failed - replace hard disk 1 (warranty TD - error code 10008). What are my options? My main focus is to recover my personal files. Thanks in advance!

A:OS will not load after Windows Update; hard drive failure message

Ill give it to your straight. Sounds like a hardware problem, specifically harddrive.
If it is the hard drive you may have lost everything already. If hardware, excluding harddrive, your worst case scenario, you can take the hard drive and access with another computer. If it is not a hardware, but rather a software problem, back up your stuff with this procedure
Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek

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My laptop hasn't been in use for about a few weeks and all of a sudden, I am getting a Windows Error Recovery on Startup. I am given two options: Launch Startup Repair (recommended) and Start Windows Normally. Nothing happens when I try to restart Windows normally -- I only see a black screen. Upon selecting System Recovery, a teal screen pops up with "System Recovery Options" telling me to select a keyboard layout. Then it tells me to select my OS, but it comes up blank, telling me to load drivers for my hard disks. I stopped right there.

I am a little hesitant about using the System Recovery in fear of losing important files. If this is a possibility, I may try to backup my files using an alternate OS, like Ubuntu. Or are my files already long gone? Is this just a restore for important Windows files or a complete restore of Windows back to factory settings?

I have not installed any new software or devices. Running Windows Vista x64.

A:Windows Startup Error - System Recovery Launch Startup Repair

Definitely try to backup your files before doing anything else.

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I have an ASUS K60IJ laptop in which Windows 7 will start on battery, but not with the charger plugged in. If the charger is plugged in, it will cause the computer to reboot continously. I have tried a new charger with the same results so it is not the charger. The computer will run in BIOS boot with battery and charger connected. But if the charger remains connected during windows startup, it will reboot. I have tried with the battery removed from the computer with the same results. I have run PC cleaner software and Norton 360 without solving the problem. Since the computer will run in BIOS with the charger connected, I am thinking it is a startup virus. I would like to know if others have similar problems with possible solutions.

A:Windows startup failure

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I've recently been having problems with my lap-top, the thing started to shut down on its own accord. It usually resumed ok, and the programs I was using before the crash, opened up again afterwards.

Today something different happened, I was updating my ipod (i've recently installed itunes), it crashed - shutting down automatically. When I tried to reboot, it did a start-up repair, and told me it couldn't locate the problem.

You only get the option to click finish, after which the pc shuts down. Trying to start it up again repats the cycle. I'm running windows 7 Ultimate x64, which was an upgrade from windows Vista. I've still got the install disk and i've tried the repair utilities, with no joy.

I've tried to boot to the last known good config. and also in safe mode but this just repeats the cycle.

I've been looking around the house for any sort of documentation on my product key but can't find that anywhere, and can't get it from the computer because I can't get in. I've seen online I might be able to do reinstall withought wiping all my files etc, but will i need the product key for this?

Any help would be much appreciated

Thanks in advance


A:startup repair failure

Hello James, welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

This may help: How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

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When I tried to boot a Windows 7, 64 bit, system, it failed after working fine for months. It fails during the boot sequence just after the things that look like comets come together to form the windows 4 color logo. I selected the Startup Repair functionality. It ran awhile, then gave the failed message. When I used the command screen from the advanced options on the failure notification window, it indicated it was on drive X:. I believe this is normal when a disk is "built" in memory.
When I went to drive C: and did a "dir" command, it gave the label as "System Reserved". When I found the drive letter that had my regular Win 7 label on it, it was mapped as drive K:. Likewise all my other drives had been re-mapped. I do not have a Win 7 recovery disk. One did not come with the system, and I cannot find the one I made when I first got the system. I do not have a Win 7 retail disk.
When I did a bcdedit command, the drive C: showed in the first half of the listing, but then drive K: showed in the bottom half of the listing.

A:Startup Repair Failure

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Message reads

C:\windows\\framework\v1.1.4322\mscor wks.dll could not be loaded

System is unstable and won't let me install repair stuff

I need help to cure this initial problem in the hope that everything else will sort itself out.

Running XP service pack 2. Young owner decided it would be a good idea to delete some files cuz the HD was getting full

Tried regsvr32 mscorwks.dll - says it couldn't be found

Much appreciated

A:Mscorwks.dll Failure on Startup

anyone who has DLL errors needs to remember this site.

this is the link for your mscorworks.dll just put it in
C:\windows\\framework\v1.1.4322\ like your error explains

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Watching screen during boot up - black screen (Bois loading) Gateway logo -
black screen - Windows introductory screen with walking dots indicating time
passage -- black screen -- freeze -- windows desktop.

Why the freeze.

Looking at event viewer the following error are displayed for shutdown (nothing on startup because windows hasn't launched. both of these are userenv errors.

Error 1 Windows cannot upload your classes registry file. It is still in use...

Error 2 Windows saved user xxx\owner registry while an application or service was still using the registry...

Sometimes these error occur together error 1 followed by error 2 in a few seconds. Sometimes error 2 occurs alone.

Other times userenv indicates a service is in use.

BTW define 'service' for me.

How do I fix these errors to prevent the freeze during startup?

A:shutdown/startup failure

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I started the StartUp Repair again and it has this error:


Root cause found:
Boot manager is missing or corrupt.

Repair action: File repair.
Result: Failed. Error code = 0x15
time taken = 0 ms


What does this mean?

A:StartUp Repair failure

What's the make and model of your computer?

What operating system are you running?

Do you have the OS Disc or Recovery Disc for this PC?

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I am having trouble with my OS. I was using my computer when suddenly the screen went black. I tried to reboot, but I received weird green lines on my screen. I am able to participate in this forum by rebooting in safe mode. I thought it may be hardware issues, but if that were the case, safe mode probably wouldn't work. Anyone want to help me tackle this?

A:Vista startup failure

Do this to determine the cause and report back
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

Safe mode removes many services that start at boot. Clean boot will tell you which one is causing the problem.

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Yesterday i walked away from my computer for 10 minutes, i came back and it was conducting a Startup repair. This was obviously unsucessful and since then it wont start. I tried to restart in safe mode and all of teh other startup options but it wont work. This only way i could get windows to open was to select "Disable Driver Signature Enforcement" after tapping f8 when the computer starts. This way is very very slow and also it cuts out again once windows has been opened for about three minutes. I have tried booting from the DVD but to no avail. When i tried to restore while backing my files up to a newly created backup folder on the C drive, it failed right at the end, telling me i dont have sufficient memory. I have about 100GB free on my hard drive on a hard drive with a capacity of 640GB. I also tried the windows memory diagnostics but that didnt find any faults either. The error codes from the startup failure are below and below that is a description of my laptop. I would be very grateful if someone can offer me some advice. Thank you.


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: 91
Problem Signature 05:AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033
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Hi Just bought an Acer T180 with Vista preinstalled. During the first startup I unplugged the wrong cable and turned off the computer.

Now i am stuck in a loop with the folloing message

"The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error.
Windows installation cannot procede. To install windows, click OK, to restart the computer and then restart the installation"

Tried this several times to no avail.

Any ideas how to restart the installation.
I have no installation discs.

A:Vista First startup failure

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Hi there,

As a first note (I want to stress this), this problem didn't happen "once", but this is the 8-10th time it happened.

I own a pretty decent HP laptop, "elitebook 8530w" with (apart from the HDD, which is 250 GB) the most high end options.

First my computer seemingly becomes "unresponsive": the task manager doesn't give any real memory & cpu usage yet all programs are "not responding" every other second.

Then I tried to close the system, however during closing it BSOD. And at reports of a corrupt DLL: however each time it seems to be a different.

Then if I try to start up it simply "blacks out" after showing the windows flag for a long time (so before logging in).

Starting startup repair reports back that start up repair can't fix the problem. Restoring to a restore point from weeks ago (not even the last, the first after having a fresh install of windows) won't work either. It will then start up once, but again be unresponsive and BSOD.
Even installing it NEXT to the old windows installation will cause the same problem.

Only thing that works is formatting the HDD, and then reinstalling windows.

Problem with that is: this happens last months around bi-weekly on average: and wasting a full day on reinstalling everything isn't fun at all!

I went to the shop where I bought my laptop, however the last 2 times I went they took my laptop, and a week later returned with the message: "we re... Read more

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I have logged into Windows Media Center on my PC and every time it loses power after a couple of minutes and I am then unable to start the machine again for about half an hour after. Then, when I do managed to boot it up again, exactly the same thing occurs whilst Windows is starting up (I have noticed that it tends to happen when the system is attempting to connect to our wireless network. Is this potentially a virus, or could it be a hardware failure? I built the system myself and sometimes the hard disk drive fails, but this problem has not occurred in the past; any help on this issue would be hugely appreciated.

A:Power failure at startup

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I have been running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate for 9 months without any major problems.

My set up is as follows:
Motherboard: ASUS Striker Extreme, chipset NVIDIA 680i
CPU: Intel Core2Duo E6600
RAM: 2x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR2 8500 & 2x1GB Kingston HyperX DDR2 6400, giving a total of 6 GB RAM
Graphics card: MSI NX8800 GTS OC edition 320 MB
Power supply: Thermaltake Toughpower 850W

Cooling: 7 intake fans (12 cm each) & 2 exhaust fans(12 cm each); Thermaltake VolcanoV1 CPU cooler; HDD cooler for the Raptor drive; Corsair RAM cooler (came with Dominator RAMs in a package)
Case: Cooler Master Stacker 832

Hard Drives: 40 GB WD Raptor 10000rpm which is partitioned into 3 - C: Windows Ultimate OS, D: Programs & E: Games. The other 2 drives are 2 x 320 GB Seagate Barracuda drives in RAID 1 (Mirrored) array for storage & backup, partitioned into 3. There are other drives but these are external & so should not affect the set up.
I am only running one OS - Windows 7 Ultimate x64, on C, & I install all my programs on the next partition D.
I have also been consistently making images of my system with Acronis v10, especially before I install programs, hardware, etc.

Each time there is a problem & sometimes when I feel that uninstalling something would leave too many traces that would clog the registry, slow things down, etc or if I suspect that there is malware, I would restore both C:Windows Ultimate & D: Programs using the Acr... Read more

A:Windows 7 x64 StartUp Failure

Welcome to SF!

The first thing I noticed was the size of your hard drive: 40GB / 3 partitions. Windows 7 needs a minimum of 20GB to be installed. In reality, this is not practical, as Windows will take more space as time goes on.

How full is your C drive? I recommend giving it a good 5GB extra space; i.e. free space beyond what is being used.

Safe Mode is failing- that almost always indicates a hardware problem.

A system image restore didn't work- that eliminates the rest of the doubt of a software problem.

I recommend completely cleaning the hard drive, with the clean command. See this tutorial: Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Then reinstall Windows, giving it the 20GB. Hold off on creating the other 2 partitions for now, so you can expand the C volume if needed.

Run with just the necessities for a while, e.g. web browser, Office, whatever you can't operate without.

If the problem persists, we know it is a hardware problem, and we can start diagnosing RAM and hard drive.

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My computer (Dell XPS) will not start windows. The Statup repair utility states it can not fix the issue. Any help would be appriciated.

A:Vista startup failure

Give this a try. If it does not work, post and we will save your stuff. We will then try a factory restoration

If you create a recovery DVD, you may be able to boot to recovery options
Create Recovery DVD.
Hard Disc Controller must be set to IDE in BIOS and Bios must be set to boot from the CD Boot Priority - Change

The Vista recovery disk is used to boot Vista when it won't boot - to run Startup Repair, System Restore, access a Command Line, Recover using a Vista Backup Image, etc.
System Recovery Options. Choose an option tht will not cause you to lose your stuff.

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

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

Below is a bulletin distributed by MS to explain the start up procedure when Windows will not boot.
Startup Repair. Startup Repair is a Windows recovery tool that can fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files, that might prevent Windows from starting. Startup Repair is located on the System Recovery Options menu, which is on the Windows Vista installation disc. If your computer has preinstalled recovery options, it might also be stored on your computer's hard disk. For more information, see S... Read more

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Hello, I am new to the forum under rather bad circumstances

My laptop has stopped booting up properly as of today. It's running Windows Vista, it keeps running Start-up Repair continuously. I cant get into safe mode, or access the boot log. I have yet to try a system restore to a previous date as it is on limited access.Normally I wouldn't really wouldn't be as stressed about it, but my external HD +$*$+$% on me recently so I don't have anything backed up with the second semester in full swing . But anyways here is the Start-up Repair

StartupRepair V2

Problem Signature 1: AutoFailover

Problem Signature 2: 6.0.6001.18000.6.0.60001.18000

Problem Signature 3: 5

Problem Signature 4: 589833

Problem Signature 5: CorruptFile

Problem Signature 6: CorruptFile

Problem Signature 7: 3221225705

Problem Signature 8: 2

Problem Signature 9: SystemRestore

Problem Signature 10: 0

OS Version: 6.0.60001.

Locale ID: If anyone can help make sense of this, and tell me what I should do next it would be greatly appreciated. More importantly is the data/file on the HD still access so I can make a back up?

A:Startup Repair failure

So I downloaded Ubuntu and tried running it on my laptop, but ran into this message during the process. (initramfs)mount:mounting/dev/loop0 on//filesystem.squashf's failed: input/output error
Can not mount/dev/loop0(/cdrom/casper/filesystem.squashf's)on//filesystem.squashf'sDon't know what I 'm doing wrong, I just need to access some files and documents for back up. Then I can scrap this HD. Anyone have any other ideas?

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My Gateway desktop fails to boot up on startup. I can't even get into safe mode. Startup repair runs and I get this message: startup repair offline. I do not have a Windows 7 disk to repair from. I've run all the other system recovery options with the exception of factory restore. I'm saving that as a last resort. When I try to restore to an earlier point in time, I get this message: System Restore failed to extract the file (D:\$Extend\RmMetadata\$Txf) from restore point. I've run chkdsk. I've used command prompt to try and reset Bios. I've tried to return to the last good configuration point. I've run a memory check. Is there anything else I can do short of a factory recovery?

A:Windows startup failure

Did you go through Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot yet?

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hey guys. i have a problem. first off here are the specs to my laptop that has the BSOD.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD C-50 Processor, AMD64 Family 20 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2662 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6250 Graphics , 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 292136 MB, Free - 254664 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC, Base Board Version, Base Board Serial Number
Antivirus: None

i just recently bought this laptop new from walmart. i turned it off at night and next morning it wont load. i get BSOD right after the starting windows logo. the error code is 0x000000F4. startup repair does nothing and i cant access system restore because the restore points are greyed out and it states "you must enable system protection on this drive." i didnt get to make backups because i just bought it a couple of days ago. it didnt come with a windows cd either. any help would be appreciated.

A:Windows 7 startup failure

It's brand new so I would take it back.

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Hi all,

suddenly my computer won't boot. It goes directly to Startup Repair and after a few minutes tells me it cannot automatically repair my computer. I copied down the report here:

Problem Signature
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: 21200890
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 11
Problem Signature 07: Corrupt Volume
OS version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

any help would be greatly appreciated. I am typing on my iPhone so it's annoying. Thanks!!

A:Startup Repair failure?

Hi, and welcome to the forums. Use your vista DVD and boot from it select "repair your computer" firstly try system restore and go back before this was happening.

I would also run a chkdsk/r from the command prompt on this drive, you can do this from within the RE (as above) or as admin from within windows.

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Hi Guys,

I have a Tosh NB200 tablet - It wont start!
The HDD seems to fail/stall at startup - If I hit F2/F12 it says "Please wait...." and nothing
If I hit F8 - nothing - Hold down 0 on startup - nothing

Any ideas? I have partmagic/magicboot but nada. Iv'e an external CD drive connected but nada! Like im peeing against the wind here!

A:Startup Failure on NB200

On this virtual way it is not easy to say what is wrong there but what confuses me is the fact that you cannot enter BIOS settings or advanced boot options using F2 or F8 at start-up. This has nothing to do with HDD and if BIOS is not accessible there must be some serious hardware problem.

Have you done something that can be responsible for this?
Try to remove HDD and RAM and test it again.

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Hi community, my first post here!

My computer won't start. Tried BIOS, System recovery and Startup kit repair already.
Getting error 0x0 - ntdll.dll missing / corrupted / infected. (via Startup repair)
Getting STOP 0x0000006B and 0xFFFFFFFFC0000034. (via BSOD)
Always when booting computer, I do get BSOD and same over again.

I think this is caused by Win 7 Home Security 2012 virus, read a few posts about similar issues already.
Because I've spent hours searching about similar issues, found thread to remove that virus already, but I need to get my computer open ;O

Any help? Computer won't start at all.


A:Startup failure, NTDLL.DLL

The file itself is available here: Free Download DLL and Support Forum.

Not sure how you would go about replacing it on your computer though. If you have a second machine you may be able to slave the hard disk - or maybe boot from a disk or another device. The file belongs in the Windows\System32 folder.

Doing a search on my machine and see there are other versions/copies of the file located under C:\Windows\winsxs\x86 ... folders. Can you boot the machine from bootable CD?

Mayhapp someone will come along with advice.
Best Wishes, R?nce

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OS: Vista Home Premium (32bit) SP2.
Mouse: Your normal USB HID-compliant mouse.
Driver: Unknown from Microsoft. Version 6.0.6001.18000.
Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 4 (Motherboard) + 4 (seperate circuit board)

Problem details: After installing SP1, I encounter a mouse failure on startup; cursor present, mouse detected and driver already installed, but unable to move the cursor or do a click. No problems without SP1.

Pulling out and plugging back the USB mouse into (1) the same port and (2) into a different unused port fails to resolve. (3) Swapping the mouse and keyboard USB ports fails to resolve.

(4) Uninstalling the mouse driver through Device Manager, then performing actions 1 to 3 fails to resolve; no bubble pops up saying "installing plugnplay device".

(5) Uninstalling the USB HID driver instead (Version 6.1.6002.18005), then performing action 1 to 3 temporarily resolves the problem; PlugPlay will install the driver (bubble pops up); mouse working after installation is complete.

After a reboot, mouse failure repeats itself. For the last 2 days of 10+ reboots, only 2 consecutive restarts did not have a mouse failure. Just a while ago I rebooted twice to a mouse failure.

I have disabled some services from starting. From what I know, I have not disabled any which are required by the mouse. I have attached a list of services on my computer.

A:Mouse failure on startup

is the driver for the mouse the most current up to date version?

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Ok here is the deal. I have a SR1430NX Compaq that has just severley malfunctioned. My brother was on the internet for a bit and then a blue screen popped up which we then shut off the computer, when we turned it back on we noticed that it said the system registry file was corrupt so we went on an other computer to fix the problem. we found the solution and went back to the malfunctioning computer to realize it shut off (I think my dad did that) when we turned it back on it went to the compaq splash, black screen with a dash, then repeated it self till the system shut down. I tried doing a complete windows restart but that did not work(built in rebooting functions on compaq splash), I then changed the BIOS to read the disk first and put in the Windows XP Home edition cd but it didn't read it. I don't know whats the problem and wold love to find out. if i can get any help that would be great.

A:Windows Xp Startup Failure!

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First post here, and I'm at the end of my tether. I've got a machine that has a lot of important (and difficult to rebuild) Outlook 2007 accounts, and and some other complex configurations that won't be easy to rebuild.

Yes... I know, and I will advise that this machine remains backed up in the future.

It happened after a power outage and the people who own it were able to get in, then couldn't.

What I've tried:

1. Windows startup repair (ahahahah, that's funny)
- Automatic
- Restore
- Command line (fixes for MBR and HDD scans, etc)

2. Verified all hardware is working. Even rebuilt on different, known good machine (same type and BIOS).

3. New Windows OS install, copied over old profile to new profile. Pandora's box of folder ownership and privaleges opened. This is not an option unless you are REALLY patient. At one point, I got the profile working, access to all folders, then *POOF*, thank, M$, all lost, no access to the folders, files and programs I had during the same session.

4. Obviously, Safe Mode; Just no go.

5. Logging: Wouldn't log anything.

6. Last Known Good: Just hahahahaha.

What I REALLY want to do is be able to get into Windows to export all the accounts and things out. Failing that, if I could find a way to restore Outlook 2007 email account SETTINGS, that would be awesome. I tried moving all the APPDATA files, but Outlook don't care. Outlook's a badass.

Thanks for any help!!!

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i have mcafee enterprizes 8.5i antivirus in my os xp antivirus worksgood.its a licenced version.i have number of programs in my system startup folder,1-explorer,2-mcafee antivirus.its always lated system startup.its took more time.
so i can decited 2 remove the startup programs to start i can remove that 2 programs in startup folder(desktop-startup-delete shortcut mcafee & explore).now my system start quickly.but problem is,my mcafee antivrus not loaded automatically at system taskbar.if i wanna start my antivirus,start-all programs-mcafee-there is no option 2 change antivirus i can pick virusscan console-properties-enable onaccess at system startup.
but its not loaded taskbar,then i can pick repair insllation option in virusscan console-help-repair installation.i think this is the reason 2 change my antivirus setting.still its not loaded automatically at taskbar.if i go to manually,error msg shows on taskbar''antivirus outdated'
i think dat file corrupted or missing.everytime it needs 2 update.if i update my antivirus,still its not dedected any not interesting to uninstall.coz,its a licenced version.plz help me how 2 solve this?

A:Mcafee Enterprizes 8.5i Antivirus Not Startup Autometically At System Startup

Try reinstalling your anti-virus and see if that resolves the problem.

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Hi, my desktop PC is a Pentium 4, 340ghz, hyper threading, with 2gigs of ram and 320 gig hard drive as well as a secondary hard drive of 160 gigs with a 75 gig partition running xp pro After a power failure we had last week, I restarted my computer and it loaded just fine but suddenly a software program that i have installed called 'rollback' flashed a message to rollback my computer to an earlier date, i just closed it to continue doing whatever i was doing but every 3 min or so the message would reappear so i read it. It said that i had 10 mega bites of space left on my hard drive, which was not true as i had cleaned it out only a few days earlier. But to try to fix the annoying crazy message i quickly moved anything i could to my external HDD making an additional 16gigs available... but it continued to flash 10 mega bites, so i tried to rollback to an earlier time but it just said there was not enough space to do this. So i thought maybe i need to do a virus scan so i did and i came up with nothing, the whole time this 'rollback' program is flash at me to rollback windows to an earlier date, so then i thought maybe i need to re boot and it will clear up this issue... Not so, a new message at boot up appeared saying ....wait a moment.... then after a minute or so it would go into the boot up mode window of starting normally or in safe mode, so i chose safe mode with networking and so windows begin to load all the system drivers and just as it was about t... Read more

A:Windows 7 Ultimate will not fully load after power failure and software problem

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Ok I am at a complete and total loss on this one. So here is the problem I have tried to test my system using things like Prime95 several times now and here were my results. Upon first loading Prime95 everything seams great for about 10 minutes then suddenly wammo!! System Shuts off in exactly the same manner as a temperature breach on the CPU would be responded to by the Bios, However upon restarting the machine I find the Temperatures to be Roughly CPU 104F System 85F NB 95F. Now keep in mind that this is on an (Unlocked) AMD Phenom II x2 555 Black Edition 3.2Ghz turned AMD Phenom II x4 B55 BE 3.2Ghz With absolutely No Overclocking. So I can only assume that one of the Unlocked Cores is unstable that or the 300Watt PSU Can't hack such testing however I lack the proper equipment to test PSU, and I have seen talk on simular sites about shutting off one of the cores however in my BIOS the only Core Unlock Options allowed are Auto-All Cores-or -15% up to -2% then 0% then +2% +etc,.. up to +15% on each unlocked core however there appears to be no Options for Shutting down any of the Unlocked Cores. And further more I have Zero Knowledge / Understanding of those Percentages or how to use them and so I just stick to Auto. Now the only time my System suddenly shuts down is under Massive Parralel Processing / High Load Applications such as Prime95, Video Converters that use Parralell Processing etc,... Anyone have any Ideas???

System Specs

Foxconn A88GMV Mobo
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A:Solved: Sudden system shutdowns under load Non-Overclocked System

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I am having a similar problem to this thread.

My problem signature is
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7601.23418
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21199350
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 24
Problem Signature 07: NoRootCause
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1032

Having read through the thread above, my BOOT file is in the E directory, and I also have an AVG antivirus. I've tried deleting any drivers that have to do with avg but nothing happened.

Can anyone help?

A:Startup repair failure (NoRootCause)

Hi and welcome to TSF!
What else have you already tried from the linked thread? There are many actions taken in that long thread and we need to know what you have tried so far, or else we may suggest something you've already done.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 531 with Windows Vista Home Premium. At startup I get a black screen and message: Keyboard failure. has anyone had this problem? This happened once before, but turning it off and on a few times and typing the default four zeros on the keyboard brought it back. Doesn't want to work this time. Wireless mouse & keyboard. It came with backup disks if that would do it. Any help would be appreciated greatly. Thanx DDD

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