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Compaq presario c700 restarts after the "starting windows" appeared

Q: Compaq presario c700 restarts after the "starting windows" appeared

I'm doing a clean format to Compaq presario c700. It restarts after the "starting windows" appeared while installing windows 7 ultimate. before restarting a black screen and a mouse cursor appears briefly and it will restart...

What will I do to resolve my problem??? and the laptop has no OS, when I boot it normally " ntldr is missing " shows...

hope you'll help me... Thanks in advance...

A: Compaq presario c700 restarts after the "starting windows" appeared

Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Hi frnds

I have compaq presario c700 laptop which has windows vista as inbuild OS. Due to many dll issues and corrupted directories , I changed it to windows 7, 3 months back.But my system is very slow and takes too much time. I want to change it to windows xp pro sp3.I learned from the internet that i have to disable sata native support from the BIOS. I did that, but when i try to restart ,the system doesnt ask 'press any key to continue boot....' It just goes blank screen ...nothing happens for hours. I am totally confused ....little help will be very grateful


A:Install windows xp in compaq presario c700

In the BIOS . . does it have the option to boot from the CD?

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Hi, I read through the posting and did not see a definitive answer for why my laptop boots to six screens. I am a missionary teacher in Roatan, Honduras and I took it to a tech shop who said it was the inverter but he did not test it and the color/brightness looks fine. I don't want to spend money on an inverter unless it is the problem.

Is there a solution? I tried safe mode on Vista but could not get to the screens indicated. Please help if you know a solution!


A:Compaq Presario C700 6-split screen Windows Vista

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I turned on my laptop this morning to find that the touch pad doesn't work. This wasn't really a problem as I generally use a plug-in mouse, however, upon restarting my computer again, my keyboard also doesn't work.

I'm running Vista 32 bit and I have no idea what to do.

Does this sound like a software problem or a hardware problem? Is it possible that I have a virus that is causing this?

Would my best solution be to re-install Vista?

I have everything backed up so I don't mind doing that, however, I don't know how. When I bought my laptop Vista was pre-installed so I don't have the CD.

I'd be very appreciative to any help you guys could offer!

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Cant find the neccessary drivers for the internet have been here

None of the drivers for ethernet or my wireless card work ???

This is a friends latop they had a virus so i reformatted and now no internet via wirless or wired
any help appreciated.

The virus was a virut file infecter virus so i was afraid to save any of the drivers for fear of reinfection.


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2330 @ 1.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1525 Mb
Graphics Card: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter, 5 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 102547 MB, Free - 89975 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 30D9, 83.21, CND80437PP
Antivirus: None

If any more info is needed let me know!!!

A:Solved: Laptop Compaq Presario C700 (from HP Compaq)

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Hello Sir,
         My Name is Baldeep Singh, i have a problem with my Hp Compaq Presario C700. When i power on the laptop its display is dosen't respond anything but the laptop is running ok because all the led panels are blue and the HDD led also blinks. I tryed my level best but its of no use. i read all the instructions in internet and did as the same but of no use. Came you help me.

A:Compaq Presario C700

Have you tried using an external monitor to see if the problem is with the display?

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I have a Compaq Presario Laptop which came with HP Total Care installed. As I felt it was slowing down Computer, I decided to uninstall it. It now does not appear on Programmes or on Control Panel, but I still get notices that HP Total care is active in my computer. How do I completely remove it? Allan.

A:Solved: Removal of "HP Total Care" from Compaq Presario Laptop.

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I've a friend's laptop here that is in dire straights.

It is a Compaq Presario V3000 running Windows XP Home edition. Beyond that I don't really have any information to post because I can't even get the thing to boot in Safe Mode.

A regular boot will anchor this thing in a Windows start up loop. It loads Windows then the blue sceen flashes with an error message and is too quick for me to read what it says .. then it starts back to loading Windows .. insert vicious circle here.

A safe mode boot will get me to the "Windows is starting up" screen, but no further. It sticks there.

Anyone have a suggestion?

A:Compaq Presario V3000 - Win XP Home - can't even boot up in "Safe Mode"

I went in and disabled the "auto restart" function and have nailed down the BSOD error message.

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The Windows Logon Process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000005 (0x00000000 0x00000000).
The system has been shut down.

Maybe this will help pinpoint the problem?

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Compaq Presario 700US Keyboard "missing" keys (PN: 254114-001)


Short version: Some keys (Lower case), same and other keys (upper case) no longer work. Dos, Bios or WIndows same results.

My question is this: When the notebook keyboard fails, will replacing the key board generally solve the problem?

Or is the problem possibly tied to ASCII decoder chip function (internal to motherboard)?

Long Version:
Historically, last year I spilled about 4 ounces of Red Wine into the "pass through" keyboard (passes through keyboard to internals). I managed to rinse out most of it after getting pointers to the IPB for the Presario. The only residual problem was a hesitant "space" bar key.

Recently, while entertaining a young grandchild, I managed to spill about 1/2 ounce of coffee (cream and sugar) into the keyboard. I whipped that baby apart, rinsed out the keyboard with distilled water. However, after everything dried out, I noticed new failures of keys, but in a pattern (or sorts).

The B and N keys (Uc & Lc) both fail. Also the "return" (cr) key. Also 3rd from left of the B "shift" C and 3rd from right of N, "Shift" <. Also the 2,3,4, and 5 key. Left Shift key is also non-functional. "Arrow up and Arrow down" also fail.

Most of the other keys work just fine.

The logic of this "pattern" may be simply mechanical or some hierarcy of 2 as defined in the ascii tables (or don't they use th... Read more

A:Compaq Presario 700US Keyboard "missing" keys

Followup: Good news Bought good-used keyboard off eBay for $25.00 and it now works just fine!!


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I can't seem to find the system drivers Windows 7 for "Compaq CQ40-517TU" I mean the chipset,audio,video and important drivers. I already look for drivers on HP sites but only HP bundled drivers are available. There is no drivers for system. Need help.

Software & Driver Downloads Compaq Presario CQ40-517TU Notebook PC | HP? Support

Compaq Presario CQ40-500 Notebook PC series*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center

A:Can't find "Compaq Presario CQ40-517TU" Drivers :(

Not sure how old this machine is, if no longer supported by manufacturer have you tried looking for vista drivers

I just followed your link and selected vista 32 bit and they are all there

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Got a problem with a compaq presario CQ56, in that whenever I log on to my main profile, it will start normally, and the desktop and icons will appear for a second, after which all the icons disappear and a few seconds later, so does the background, leaving me with a blank white screen. All the programs seem to work fine though, just "underneath" the white screen, as when I ctrl+alt+del, it returns to how it should be untilI perform an action

So far I've tried restarts, full shutdowns, emergency shutdowns(battery removal), switching users back and forth just about everything from taking it apart, which I don't think needs to be done

Any and all help would be appreciated

A:White "cover" on screen (compaq presario cq56)

If you can, try hooking the laptop to a computer monitor (should have a video input jack on the side somewhere) and booting the computer, then hitting FN until you get a picture on the monitor.

EDIT: I missed a few elements of the original post, sorry

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Has anyone had problems with a Presario C700 overheating, thought I had it licked putting it on a cooling pad. It ran overnite without problem, now its rebooting on startup sometimes other times it loads windows Vista for a few minutes then restarts.

A:Compaq Presario C700 Overheating

Might check this link for some info.

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I am running Vista, suddenly my keyboard has shut down and no keys at all will work, i can use the on screen keyboard to log on etc. Is this a software or hardware problem ? Has anyone heard of anything similar?
Many Thanks

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The following was sent to me as a PM. I have reposted it here so that others may be able to assist Betsy with her problem.

Originally Posted by bessiemickol

Please help, i have tried everything, my computer will not start up and when I put in recovery disk I recieve an error message on disk 7 0x4001100200001005, I have recovery and repair cd and it does nothing states I have no driver or any operating system on the computer and when I try to install it will not stating that i am missing driver. I have been looking for answers for days now and many hours but I see you do know what you are talking about a lot, please point me in the right direction! Thanks, Betsy

A:Vista and Compaq Presario C700

Here is the main support page for the C7xx series. Select your product from the list below*You entered "Presario c700" Note that there are 6 variations of the C700 model, so pick the correct one.

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i bought a compaq presario c700 laptop about a year ago. i decided to install windows xp onto the laptop i managed to work everything out but the WLAN doesn't seem to work. i have tried installing drivers but every time i do it shows the BSOD and then shuts down. the only way i get internet i via ethernet cable.

A:Compaq presario c700 (BSOD)

i think driver problem.... try to installed presario c710TU chipset driver...

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I just restored this computer with the factory reset and I need help with the bios password the system disabled key is 59196419. Any help would be great.Thanks so much.Spoiler (Highlight to read)     

A:Compaq Presario C700 bios password?

Please try-46894439  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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Dear Friends,
Hope all is well.
What is the exact replacement model and number AC Adapter for an Compaq Presario HP C700 notebook? There seems to be a larger and smaller pin configuration for this model. 
From the Start>computer>right click> properties> it states the notebook as a Compaq Presario HP C700.
Specs on the bottom:
s/n:[personal informatioin removed]
p/n: KC590UA#ABA
Service tag also lists C751NR

Also, the AC adapter is either "flaky"/defective or the input on the Notebook is "flaky?" This must of been a known issue with this model due to the tiny pin size. I've owned numnerous other HP notebooks and this is the only model that has had this "flaky" adapter issue.  
The issue is when you plug the adapter in sometimes it connects and the blue indicator light comes on..and sometimes if you happen to move the notebook from one place to another the light/connection is not solid. I'm assuming its the connector on the adapter and not the input in the notebook.
Any help or suggestions appreciated along with the "correct" AC adapter replacement number for this specific notebook. A source would be nice also outside of HP as an option.
Sincerely, Raphael

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when trying to boot up, message 'OS not found' so no option to get into anything, made a copy on thumb drive 2 Mo. ago but no OS wont recognize. HELP

A:trying reset Compaq presario C700, says no OS found

The hard drive may be corrupted or just bad. Can you get into the BIOS (F10) and run the hard drive test?

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I just restored this computer with the factory reset and I need help with the bios password the system diabled key is 59036668. Any help would be great.


View Solution.

A:Compaq Presario C700 bios password?

Hi, Please try:     46994268 Regards.

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The screen on my Compaq Presario C700 has gone green and fractally.It looks a bit like its eaten someones' acid. Not ideal, and is a bit migraine inducing...

It comes back to life if I tilt the screen right back, which says to me its a loose connection somewhere. Its not the motherboard, as I have checked it on an external monitor and is fine...


I have disassembled and re-assembled and its still the same, and now have a query...

Behind the screen, along with the ZIF connector that connects at the top , there is a tiny white plug on a silver cable that isnt connected to anything, and I cannot see anywhere it should live. Is this for a camera maybe, or is this maybe my problem?

Please, any advise would be massively appreciated. The disassembly manual on HPs website was completely useless, it appears to be for a different model than the one I asked for...

I look forward to your reply


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This is my System Information.

OS Name Microsoft? Windows Vista™ Home Basic
Version 6.0.6000 Build 6000
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name MATRIX
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model Compaq Presario C700 Notebook PC
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 550 @ 2.00GHz, 1995 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 1 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard F.32, 3/19/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale Republic of the Philippines
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6000.16407"
User Name Matrix\Jorge
Time Zone Malay Peninsula Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 1,013.41 MB
Available Physical Memory 92.98 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.23 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.13 GB
Page File Space 1.28 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Well, my problem started years ago (Yes i've been suffering for all this years using safemode with networking) when i start he laptop after going to desktop right about 10 - 20 mins. it freezes then after about 50 - 60 secs. the mouse stops too and i don't know the problem please help me i tried System Restore already and if you can help me identify the problem and fix this thanks.

A:Compaq Presario C700 Notebook PC Freezing.

BSOD Results:

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My compaq laptop screen is not working properly. The problem is that i can not see full screen of my laptop. it appear two side one is fully black and another side window appear but in two horizontal part. What is wrong? And how do I fix it? Please help.
something like that

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My compaq laptop screen is not working properly. The problem is that i can not see full screen of my laptop. it appear two side one is fully black and another side window appear but in two horizontal part. What is wrong? And how do I fix it? Please help.
something like that

A:compaq presario c700 screen problem

hi hook it up to an external monitor does it show correctly on the external monitor?

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Hello I am having issues with my Compaq Presario C700 Laptop. During use (and no specific use either). It will randomly freeze up for about a minute, screen will go blank, when it comes back on (15 seconds later) the screens resolution is set to 640x480, with 16 bit color. Can't change the display settings. Checked the drivers and the monitor shows up with the proper installed drivers. Chipset drivers are still installed correctly, VGA drivers installed correctly. Nothing looks out of the ordinary.

CPU: Mobile DualCore Intel Pentium T2330, 1600mhz (12 x 133)
MoBo Chipset: Intel Crestline-GML GL960
Sys Memory: 1033 MB (DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM)
Bios: Insyde (01/03/08)

Video Adapter: Mobile Intel (R) 965 Express Chipset Family (256 MB)
3D Accelerator: Intel GMA x3100
Monitor: Samsung LTN154x3-L01 [15.4" LCD]

Audio: Conexant Cx20561 @ Intel 82801HBM ICH8M - High Def Audio

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition (Service Pack 3)

A:Monitor Issues on Compaq Presario C700.


Try to change your refresh rate to 60Hz. Most of the LCD monitors are designed to operate at 60 Hz.

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I need to know if my laptop will be able to supprt a 5.1 surround sound system. It is a logitech g51 if you where wondering.

thanks for any help

A:Compaq presario c700 and surround sound

Hi jwatson and welcome to Vista Forums

Sorry, but your laptop only supports a standard stereo output - see:

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My disc drive will load audio cds but it can't load games or sometimes dvds. It runs but can't pick them up. The windows media player will pick up audio cds. I don't know what the problem is. Can someone help?

A:HP Compaq presario c700 disc drive problems

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Hi, Please answer following  1. how to achieve maximum upgrades for componentsCPU/ SODIMM considering configuration of model Compaq Presario C797EE mentioned at the end.  2. Why there is BIOS ver F.35 for Presario C700 when the latest offered is bios ver F.34 on HP web. Whats the difference. Where can I find both to download with release notes. Does new BIOS on C797EE model enables support processors like Intel Core 2 Duo X9000 and SODIMM PC6400 for 8GB? 3. There is testimony of successful upgrade here. Only difference is its not Compaq Presario C797EE but C771US and was able to upgrade CPU Core 2 Duo T9300. Is there any way to upgrade C700 series (C797EE) to Intel C2d Extreme X9000 CPU's. If not what is max for the chip-set used in C797EE. 4. TDP are different for Intel T9300 and others by 35W to 44W or any other factors, will they effect the upgrade, if yes then please provide list possible latest compatible CPU's with my current chip-set Below benchmarking applications are showing different results. Please see Sandra chipset readings compare to CPU-Z results. I shall be grateful Thanks. Current System configuration:identified by different appsCPU-Z:Chipset: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset FamilyCPU ? Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5750 @ 2.00GHzSocket P (478) Memory ? DDR2Module format SO-DIMMSize 2048 MBytesMax bandwidth PC2-5300 (333 MHz)DMI BIOS vendor Hewlett-Packard  

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A:Compaq Presario C700 maximum upgrades. CPU/SODIMM

Hello, Just letting all  know that my upgrade worked. -ProcessorUpgraded  to intel T9300 as mention. probably could support x9000 but it was much expensive not worth -Memory:I was sceptical with going more than 4GB, however, currently its running 6GB (2 X 4 ). Havent foung any errors crashes due to modules. Works perfect. .After those upgrades i installed small SSD which added for booting which gave more boost to system. .Replaced DVD-Drive with Caddy thanks to visruth, installed with 1TB . Battery replaced with 12 cells Conclusion:This 8 year unit is demonstrating booting, processing and loading speeds which could be compared to couple of year old machines, 6 Gigs of working space memory which can hold heavy programs witout using pagefile (actually disabled) and about Tera byte storage to store every thing needed made it become mordern general use laptop. Only thing which doesnt cope with it is graphics card. Besides that all is fine, infact it is running more cooler than before. Thankyou for your advise

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So as the title says I have a Compaq Presario C700 Notebook PC that is blue screening when I connect to the internet I've seen other questions like this on here before but most of those have some not equal warning message on their blue screen but I'm not getting that but heres what happend I was updateing some stuff through windows update and when it restarted to finish the download or install whichever one the second I saw my wireless internet button turn blue meaning it connected to my wireless router it blue screened so the next time I turned it on I made sure it stayed off and went into my connection settings and turned off the automatic connect to my router that I had on and turned the wireless button back on and it didnt bluescreen but the second I tried to connect to my internet it blue screens I dont know what to do please help?

oh and the Technical Information I get when it blue screens is
*** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xFFFFFFFFC0000005, 0xFFFFF88004B6D695, 0xFFFFF88002F96708, 0xFFFFF88002F95F60)

*** athrx.sys - Address FFFFF88004B6D695 base at FFFFF88004A17000, DateStamp 4fd99f6d

A:Compaq Presario C700 Blue screens when connecting to internet


Take a look at the following thread and attach the requested reports. This will give us more information to assist you.

Uninstall and re-install the wireless driver for your laptop?

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I've been having several problems with this laptop recently. Firstly, its a Compaq Presario C700 with Windows Vista on it and 1gb of RAM. My first issue was with the DVD/CD room drive (which I still can't get fixed). Then, I restored the computer back to it's factory settings because the person my friend who owned this computer before me had a lot of adware and malware junk on it. After that, I was still having an issue with the D drive. For some reason, it was full but the computer was restored to factory settings. So, therefore, I decided to just reformat the drive because I figured that it was causing problems with the computer's performance. However, the computer still had performance problems such as the Windows Aveo Aero theme wouldn't load properly. That was all fine and dandy. As long as the computer was still running. I would get it all fixed as soon as I got the time and money. Now, all of a sudden, I can't even get the computer past the startup "Compaq" loading screen. This all happened today when firefox all of a sudden updated itself (which was weird to me) then when it loaded again a screen popped up asked me to download or cancel "system.exe". Before doing so, I researched and saw several claims up it being a virus. However, the every time I kept clicking cancel, it kept popping up. So I finally pressed "install" which was probably dumb. 5 minutes later the computer shutdown firefox again and all this windows kept popping up (whic... Read more

A:Compaq Presario C700 issue (pxe-e61 media test failure)

Boot into the BIOS (F10 at Compaq logo) and check to see if the hard drive is recognized.

While in the System Setup menu check the boot options and make sure hard drive is selected before Network boot.

You may have a failed hard drive that is not being detected in the boot order.

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Recently completed a PC build. When I inserted and tried to install Windows 7 off the disc, I was only able to get up to the "Starting Windows" screen until my computer restarted. It continued doing this.

I checked my RAM and it is working perfectly. I triple checked all of the wiring. I'm not really sure what else to do.

My specs are:

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor
Motherboard: Biostar TZ77B ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: OCZ 600W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive

A:First installation of Windows 7 x64 restarts on "Starting Windows"

Have you tried it with just a single stick of RAM?

Are all of these components new?

Is your installation disc burned, retail, OEM, borrowed, or ???

How did you check the RAM?

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Hi all,

Sorry to repeat a question I see a lot of instances of, but none of those seem to be addressing my problem correctly.

I have not done anything new to my computer in recent days, so this problem has caught me off guard (I see most instances of this problem come after upgrading to Windows 7, I have had Win 7 installed for a while now).

Here is a summary of my problem:
1) My computer recently got stuck on the "Starting Windows Screen." So I manually held the power button to reboot.
2) On reboot, it said there was a need to run a startup repair, which I did. Everything checked fine, except for the last one which said "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted," which it claimed to have successfully fixed.
3) After rebooting from repair, the system gets stuck on "Starting Windows Screen" for a good 10-15 minutes, after which it runs a registry check. After it completes that I get hopeful -- but the screen then gets stuck on an all black screen with just the mouse cursor and nothing more.
4) Additional note: Attempting to start the computer on "safe mode" leads safe mode startup to become stalled on "DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS"
5) The lastest attempt to repair yielded this message: "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
Problem event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
02: 6.1.7600.16385
03: uknown
04: 21201099
05" AutoFailover
06: 2
07: Corrupt Volume
OS Version: 6.1.7600.... Read more

A:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

3. If neither of those work, its likely that because of the fact that when windows is repairing itself, it is generally putting copies of its system files in the same physical location on your disk. Because your disk is obviously not completely dead, ie....its still loading to the windows 7 startup screen, its just copying files to the bad sectors on your hard drive and gets stuck when loading. This is especially my guess because you said Safe mode is having same problems, even after attempting to repair. In the past, I've tried and salvage a disk by reformatting it and only leaving on partitions which do not contain the bad clusters. This takes some time, and some guess work.....and really this is only a "bandaid" fix because once the disk has bad clusters, its only a matter of time before these things give out. You wouldn't want to trust your important data on it anyways....

I hope this leads you in ... Read more

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Hello guys,
i have this problem with my laptop.
After working a while on my laptop (duration differs from a few seconds to few minutes to few hours) after which the laptop screen goes blank/black suddenly and restarts itself with starting options such as:
start windows in safe mode
satrt windows in safe mode with networking
start windows form last best known configuration
Start windows normally.

Even after deleting all the data from the computer and installing the Windows 7 again from scrap...the same problem persist. Wonder what the solution would be.

Is the Hard disk faulty or any other Hardware or is some software is playing the mischief here ???!!!!

Please help!! thanks.

A:PC Restarts abruptly with "starting" options prompt

Try booting in regular safe mode and run a virus scan!

Also, does it always restart itself into those options or does it let you use your computer as normal sometimes?

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I have a Compaq Presario Notebook computer with a 137GB hard-drive. I would like to install a larger hard-drive in the computer, 500GB or larger. Does anyone know the best way to do this? Also, I was told that I need to put the operating system, Vista Home Premium, on the new hard-drive once I install it. If this is true, how can I make a copy of the operating system on a CD or thumb-drive? Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.

A:Solved: How to install a new hard drive in a Compaq Presario C700 Notebook Computer?

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I recently removed Win Vista from my Presario c700 and installed Win XP Pro. Now I cannot see the wireless card in the Device Manager. There are bunch of "yellowed" devices including one called unknown device. Of course, I cannot access the internet or my other computers from the laptop. However, if I hardwire the laptop to the router, it works fine.
I have Dlink wireless router and two PCs hardwired to it. My roommate has a laptop and it works fine with the wireless network. Any suggestions to fix my problems.

Thanks people.


A:Solved: Compaq Presario c700: Unable to see wireless card in device manager

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I have a Toshiba r700-181 (PT310E) work laptop. It is running Windows 7 x64 Enterprise.

It has one 4GB stick of ram which is PC3 10600. Windows works fine with this.

I have obtained a 4GB stick of ram which is PC3 12800. With just this one in, Windows works fine.

However, if I have BOTH sticks put in, the BIOS recognises that there is 8GB installed, but Windows fails to boot.

It gets stuck at the "Starting Windows" screen. If I restart it asks me if I want to start windows normally or to run the Windows repair. If I try that I get the message: "Error: 0xc0000225. The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible."

I tried using a Windows 7 System Restore disc but that doesnt work...

If I try either of the sticks in the laptop one at a time, then Windows 7 boots up fine.

Is this just down to the laptop not being compatible with the mixture of speeds? I thought that if they were mixed it would just use the lower speed by default?

So confused

A:Laptop hangs at "Starting Windows" or getting "Error 0xC0000225"

Hello borito, Welcome to SevenForums!

Is this a laptop provided by a company you work for by any chance?

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For a couple weeks now, My laptop has been making a "pop" sound everytime on start up after the windows logo comes together it makes a faint pop sound then continues to the login screen. Everytime I muted or unmuted the speakers it would make the sound too. I changed my driver the the Windows default and it stopped but the pop won't.

Laptop Model / Manufacturer : Gateway NV53A
Sound Driver : Realtek (But changed to Windows Default)

A:Laptop speakers emit a "pop" sound after "Starting Windows"

The windows default is the culprit here.

When your system boots, drivers started one after another, the pop sound came in because the default driver is not built to especially manage your audio card.

Download the driver from the manufacturer according to your model, install it and I assure you all will be fine.


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Hello, I have a desktop here where any type of OS installations won't work. If installing Windows the installation get stuck at "Starting Windows" or can't find installation media.During the hang, my hard drive makes a clicking noise for like 10 secs and then stops. If installing Linux distributions, the installation reports that the device for the media is not ready. Any help is appreciated

Acer Aspire AX1430G-UW30P
AMD E-450 dual core processor
AMD Radeon HD 6300 graphics

BTW im not sure if it's BIOS because I don't know if it's UEFI or EFI

A:Windows installation stuck at "Starting Windows" or "Device not ready" for linux

The clicking sound could be a bad HDD.

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I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The other day I was afk while listening to loud music from my computer.
Suddenly the speakers began screaming in a high pitch and when I got to my computer it had frozen.
I tried to reboot it, but it simply froze at the Windows loading screen with the floating balls of light and the text: "Starting Windows".
I have also tried booting from the Windows 7 Installation DVD, but it freezes at the loading screen once again.

I then tried to use the Startup Repair Tool, only to find Windows freezing at the loading screen again.

When trying to reboot in safe mode, it freezes again, just after having loaded "disk.sys"

These are the things I have tried so far:
- I have run memory tests using Memtest86.
- I have run hard disk drive tests using SeaTools
- No errors were found.
- I removed the sound card from the MB, with same boot result.
- I have reset the BIOS
- I booted with 2GB of RAM instead of my standard 4GB

Anyone who can think of other things I should try?

A:Windows freeze on boot at "Starting Windows" and "LOADED ...\disk.sys"

Suggest you run SFC. {Option 2}
You may need to run it at least 3 times.
Let us know the report at the end please.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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hello there, I have some questions, why do I get bluescreen errors, when I start my computer or when I shut my computer down? things that I found on the blue screen is "prl_boot.sys" for sometimes. my computer never got Bluescreen on normal use..

Here's the zip:

Any answer would be highly appreciated! thank you

A:BSOD on "Starting Windows" and "Shutting Down..."

Run this

Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Uninstall Parallels Tools 7.0

From the drivers list Intel Raid StorPort Driver is the oldest driver which dates 2005.

iirsp iirsp Kernel 12/14/2005 5:47:54 AM

update it from here

also your IBM ServeRAID Controller Driver

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 50, {fffff8b0f9e5ab15, 0, fffff88001c6e826, 5}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for prl_boot.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for prl_boot.sys

Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : prl_boot.sys ( prl_boot+2826 )

Followup: MachineOwner

0: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*****************... Read more

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Hi there,

I recently installed a Registry Cleaner and installer Eusing Free Registry cleaner and ran a registry scan and deleted the files it determined needed to be deleted. Just before deleting these files i used Compaq Recovery CD/DVD Creator to use cd's to back up my info. I aborted the operation which was about to finish backing up my first CD out of 7 i needed. I got the message that it would resume the next time i ran Compaq Recovery CD/DVD Creator.

After that i downloaded and installed Mozy which is a program that backs up your pc's data and sends it to a remote server. After ending that after a few minutes, i decided to restart my computer. So before the normal boot up screen appeared i got a screen saying:

Press ' R' for recovery options

Press 'I' dont know the key' to format your harddrive it will erase all installed software! a option along the lines of that.

Press 'Q' to exit this menu and boot up normally.

Note it in the Mozy Options it's selected as Automatic perform backup while computer is not in use.

I just want to know if there is anything is wrong with my computer for this screen of options to come up, everything is working fine on my computer.
Maybe it's just because it's making new registry keys although i've restored my old registry now after a few minutes of this new Options screen coming up. Maybe it's the fact that option screen comes up because i used ... Read more

A:New Screen appeared before Normal Bootup Compaq Presario SR170UK

Did you leave the first backup CD in the computer? If yes, then it is booting from that CD.

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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i want make a dvd disk for my compaq recovery, but it always shows "this is not a blank disk, please insert a blank dvd?". wut should i do to get a recovery dvd? (i have updated my drive, but nothing useful. i have tested my burner with nero, it works fine.)

A:"compaq Recovery Cd/dvd Creator"!!! why it always shows "this is not a blank disk"?

plz help!!!

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".

Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":

The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:

I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:

Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:

I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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Everything was running fine until yesterday, when my PC crashed with the BSOD giving me the "IRQL not less or equal" error. I ignored it and carried on- which resulted in the computer crashing with "Memory management" blues whenever I started something that was not the browser (It later started crashing on browser start too).

I first thought it was the temperature - Memtest95 and GPUtemp said otherwise.

So I started testing the RAM (taking one DIMM out) with Memtest86- It passed 4 cycles, so I shut the PC down and put the other DIMM in.

When I turned the PC on again, there was no signal sent to my screen, and none to my keyboard (and the HDD light on the front of the case did not start blinking like usual). The fans were running, so I figured something might be wrong with the DIMMs I put in. I removed the graphics card and plugged the screen into the motherboard.

Now the screen gets a signal, background lighting starts up, and then it shuts down to hibernation again. This repeats itself until the machine is shut down manually.

I got no idea what to do.

System specs:
I can not post the Minidump folder, since the PC can't start and I did not back it up. Sorry.

Thank you for your help.

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I'm seeking for help here.
Recently, my computer started having BSOD after the "Windows is starting..." screen. It tells me something with MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION.
I know it's something with my video card driver but I can't figure it out since everytime I update my video card driver my screens either either gets black after boot or I get a BSOD with Machine_Check_Exceptionl so I have to go in Safe Mode to uninstall my driver.
I hope someone can help me.


A:BSOD after "Windows is starting..." with "MCE"

safe mode works fine? install "standard VGA graphical adapter" instead. Just as a test.
open "device manager". right click your display adapter->graphics card->upgrade driver. search on computer. pick from list. "compatible hardware". Now select "standard VGA graphical adapter" instead.

Does it boot succesfully afterwards?

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Listened to a french music website streaming new music. Afterwards, computer seized, 2 shortcuts added to desktop, default homepage reset. Upon trying to open new IE window, firewall requests to use Internet Explorer as a server. Try to open email, received the captioned DLL error messag.

Tried to shut down and reboot, received same DLL error message when trying to open IE and MS Outlook.

I'm running WindowsME, MS Outlook 2000 SR-1.

How do I go about restoring the computer to 7pm last evening before all these issues?

I'm also curious as to why Norton Antivirus and Zone Alarm did not detect this activity.


A:"COMCTL32.DLL Cannot Start" - "Error Starting Program"

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I am looking at up grading my C700 vista 32 bit to windows 7 64 bitcomputer says it is 64 bit capable  how hard will it be up grade ?

A:can my presario c700 " C762NR " run windows 7 64 bit . i am ...

Hi: You can upgrade to a 64 bit operating system as your hardware can support it. However, I wouldn't do it if I were you as your PC can only take a maximum of 2 GB of memory. That must be a BIOS limitation as the chipset in your PC can recognize up to 8 GB of memory with a 64 bit OS.. A 64 bit OS needs more memory to run than a 32 bit OS does, so there would be no benefit to you installing a 64 bit OS with only 2 GB of memory. IMO, your performance would actually suffer a little over a 32 bit OS running 2 GB of memory. There would be no difficulty installing a 64 ibt OS as your PC's support page has 64 bit drivers available. Most if not all of the Vista 64 drivers will work with W7. My rule of thumb is to never install a 64 bit OS unless you have at least 4 GB of memory installed. Paul

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Hey guys i'm looking to upgrade the operating system on my Presario c700 notebook from Vista Home Basic to Windows 7. From what i've seen it's a lot lighter on resources and in the next couple of months i want to upgrade my RAM.

Would Windows 7 Ultimate, Home premium, Professional, etc. be more suitable? 32 bit or 64 bit?
How much RAM would i be able to upgrade to? I've heard 2GB and +4GB from different sources.

HP Compaq Presario c763TU
Intel Celeron 550 2.0 GHz
Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family
Windows Vista Home Basic 6.0

Any help would be great

A:Solved: Presario c700 + Windows 7

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Did you ever find a solution to your problem lupusman? I'm having the same problem.

A:DHCP client "starting", never "started"

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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I'm taking a look at a pc problem for a friend of my son, so far HW wise it seems ok, I cleaned and remounted the cpu/hsf with AS5 so it should be happy.
I can run the pc with Puppy Linux CD all day so its not a heat or PSU or RAM issue.
I ran a WD diag on it and it passed with no problems, so it doesnt seem to be a hdd issue.
OK well the problem is when you get to the log in screen it just reboots over and over again, not even giving you enough time ot sign in.
I can go into safe mode but windows is messed up bad, cant access any drives, when i go to start>programs, it says empty seems to lock up and acts unresponsive.
I'm assuming at this point that windows is messed up either by virus/trojan/hijacker, etc. or by major user error., My son said something about the internet being messed up and getting a lot of popups etc.
Because its an HP/Compaq I'm thinking of doing either a non-destructive sys restore or maybe trying to get to a windows restore point, any other ideas out there.
BTW of course there are no restore disks, so i would either have to make them off the pc or order them from Compaq, I'm hoping the built in restore partitions didnt get damaged.

A:Restarts with a Compaq Presario S6020wm

bump it, bump it good

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I just did a complete format and reinstall of everything. Everything seems to be in working order.

Cpu = 1ghz
Ram = 256 mb

The only thing I can think of is that the ram was full so it restarted. It was on for about 2-3 hours but I tried some Ulead MovieFactory editing to make a demo slideshow for the people I am giving this to. At the time it restarted, I just downloaded iTunes and started installing it.

Anyone with ideas?

Thanks for the help,

A:Old Compaq Presario Random Restarts

I have a 1 year old HP that dose this from time to time, not often but it dose it, I have been around it when it happened and it was not because of a power failure, it just rebooted on its own, I was thinking it was power failers for a while, when I come home in the evening a few programs would not be running, so that ment it had a restart some time during the day, I have no clue why this happens

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It's my first time here.. I have been readnig different posts here and there but you seem to always take the time to make sure everythng is cleaned up before closing a thread and I like that a lot.. so here is my problem..

I've been recently trying to improve the security on my PC.. I use to have only AVG 8 free and it seems not to be as efficient as some people say..

SO I downloaded Kasperspy + MalwareBytes AntiMalware + SuperAntiSpywarePro + Look N Stop

Now most of there are new to me.. such as the firewall..

But for the last 2 days, after a few hours online my pc starts sowing down a lot.. big time. I sometimes detect stuff with the firewall but I am not sure if it went through or not.. and what it was.. (I can learn fast.. but for now, I dont know much about it all..any directions are appreciated)

Now I noticed that the folder DIFX had appeared in my Prgram Files.. 3 days ago.. but I havent installed that - could it be somekind of a keylogger of backdoor or whatever ?

Also, I had downloaded a software into a .zip . I havent opened the .zip
(99% sure....) and I upladed the file t VirusTtal - they fund 6 viruses..

Tried scanning it with my 3 anti-spyware/malware.. they fund NOTHING !

All I want is a PC that is 100% CLEAN & PROTECTED !!

Is there any way you could help me out fix these issues ?
Thanks a lot


A:PC is slowing down + "DIFX" folder appeared in Prog. Files ?

Well, you may have a virus, but the DIFX folder is part of the WDK. I doubt a malware writer would use this kit / distributable files to make a malware.

When your system slows down, run a process explorer type of system like System Explorer and see if any strange processes are among the top dozen processes. If so, you are infected and your machine is probably a zombie.

OTOH, you may just have an arthritic Windows setup. The solution to that is to back up your data and then reinstall Windows clean. That will also croak any malwares.

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I'm using Windows 10 and when I start up my laptop today, I've noticed that the Microsoft Account notification came out. After that I can't click anything but the mouse is able to move.

This is what it says:
"Microsoft Account
You need to fix your Microsoft Account for apps on your other devices..."

This happens a few seconds after loading into the screen, whenever the Microsoft Account notification came out. I can't click anything and the keyboard shortcuts aren't working as well.

I've tried force closing to enter Safe Mode. Then tried to uninstall some apps. I've tried uninstalling Microsoft related products such as Microsoft Office 2016, but I'm unable to because I'm in Safe Mode. I've also tried to scannow command in Safe Mode and restart my laptop. No luck as well. Tried the clean boot, also nope.

So I just leave it there and let it hang for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes or so, I've noticed that on the top right there is a pop up screen that says Windows Unresponsive(or something like that). Then it refresh my screen. But it still hangs there.

Any idea how I can fix this problem? Thank you.

A:Laptop hangs when "Microsoft Account Notification" appeared


try going to your Windows 10 Settings, submenu Privacy, and then General. Set the following options off:

"Let apps on my other devices open apps and continue experiences on this device”
“Let apps on my other devices use Bluetooth to open apps and continue experiences on this device”

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When I was about to use Norton Speed Disk to defrag, I noticed about 4 Gigs of "unmovable" file space allocated at the end of my C disk which was not there twenty four hours ago. The same space on the disk is listed as "Allocated" by Auslogics Defrag program. I defrag about every other day so I know it wasn't there before. The only major change I've made recently was to install SP3. But I also installed SP3 on my laptop and have noticed no such evidence of any file that huge listed as "unmovable" by Speed Disk or "Allocated" by Auslogics Defrag program like I have on my desktop. Another interesting thing is that when booted in Safe Mode that file does not appear in the disk usage graphics for those two defrag programs. And, in Safe Mode, my "free space" is increased by about 4 Gigs compared when booted normally. This huge file only appears when booted normally. Maybe you might think that with hard drives so huge these days I should just not worry about it. The computer seems to be running okay. But it bothers me to have this huge file, or whatever it is, just suddenly appear and take up so much space. Can anybody help me figure out what this is and get rid of it?

A:Solved: Huge "Unmovable" file Suddenly Appeared

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Hi guys,

I posted a log on the site back on 27 March but haven't had any responses to the request for help. I was just re-posting the hijackthis log to see if anyone could possibly help me out with what I need to do to fix this problem.

The PC has had the desktop changed from the usual desktop picture to a red screen with a biohazard symbol in the middle stating that the pc is in danger. The PC also keeps getting error messages pop up claiming to be windows system messages prompting me to download antispyware programs. There are also a number of new icons on the desktops that are labelled as spyware removal tools".

If anyone can help me out here I'd be very grateful.

Best regards,

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:37:29, on 27/03/2008
Platform: Windows 2000 SP2 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Canon\DIAS\CnxDIAS.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust\InoculateIT\InoRpc.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust\InoculateIT\InoRT.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust\InoculateIT\InoTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32... Read more

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I am confused as to why the "Modify the Vista Codecs" icon has suddenly appeared in my Start menu. I had installed v4.7.3 (published by Shark007) a year ago and have never since accessed it (and the icon looks the same but the name was just "Vista Codec Package").

I thought it was just a set of codecs that WMP would use to play various media files and not a program that modifies codecs.

The last thing I did before it showed up was install "Paragon Partition Manager 9.5 Professional" sandwiched inbetween the before and after installation analysis features of ZSoft Uninstaller v2.4.1.

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My acer laptop (acer aspire 5745DG 3D) recently got really slow and laggy. What was more strange is that in task manager it showed 0-9% CPU usage. Then there were more stages that lead it to go wrong.
Anyway, i have removed the hard drive (Western digital blue) and saved all my important data to a separate desktop PC (using a separate cable etc).I have reinstalled windows (7 Ultimate 64bit) on that hard drive using the PC then putting it back in the laptop, but the same problem remains. When i boot windows from the hard drive on the desktop PC the same thing happens (it hangs, goes black and restarts). The warranty for the laptop has expired just a few weeks before it started going wrong and acer support is no use.
My brother, who is quite good with computers, says that i may need to buy a new hard drive but before i do, i thought i might ask you guys.

Thanks for any help or suggestions.

A:Windows 7 "hangs" at startup, screen goes black and restarts itself

You can't count on Win7 to start when moved to different hardware without SysPrep to move HD to another computer.

I'd instead try booting the Win7 installer for the licensed version on the Acer to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

If it fails test the HD using maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan followed by Disk Check run from installer System Recovery Options Command Line, on a full disk partition created in installer or using Step 2.2 here: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation.

Check for newer BIOS update. If none reset BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI to try install. Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+ for 5-6 passes. Remove all but 2gb RAM to try install, swap RAM sticks, check for debris in slots.

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So after I have prepared the notebook for a user, I normally take a 'windows' image, (backup) before I SOPHOS encrypt. (as I have had this happen before). Since Windows did not load up on this notebook, I have applied the image twice after the notebook fails
to load windows, the third time,  I completely reformatted the drive (erased) and applied the image again. The notebook was working just fine before I applied SOPHOS and run fine before I apply SOPHOS.

Any ideas??

Christopher Espinoza MCDST(XP), MCITP(Win7)

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First things first. I originally started being suspicious last night, when I found a new folder in my Program Files called "Bonjour". The folder contains "mdnsNSP.dll" and "mDNSResponder.exe". I don't recall ever installing this, and I know it wasn't in Program Files earlier that day. I guess I should also note that I cannot delete this file at all, no matter what I try.

After some Google searches, I think it's connected with some spyware cases.

Anyway, I've done a Panda scan thing, and yes, something's been detected: 4 cases of spyware, and 2 hacking programs. I've done other scans as well, and there have been detections there as well. Some of my anti-spy programs (Spybot-S&D and Windows Defender) aren't detecting anything.

So far, I haven't experienced any problems, but this sort of thing really scares me.

I followed through with the steps, and finally I have a DSS log. Below the pound symbols is the content of "main.txt" :


Deckard's System Scanner v20070711.54
Run by Compaq_Owner on 2007-07-27 at 14:21:34
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
69: 2007-07-27 19:21:46 UTC - RP562 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
... Read more

A:Infections detected, and "Bonjour" mysteriously appeared


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Hi guys!
I'm really in desperate need of more heads to work on this.

I know this is a long post, but it's basically info you're gonna need anyways. Please i need the help - If you don't feel like reading, Just skim over the underlined titles..

I have been trying all sorts of things, since this problem started, yesterday .. And my head feels like it's splitting from all this trial and error, and continuously not working.
I'd consider myself a fairly experienced user, and I've figured out some things already (just not enought to fix) so it should not be too hard helping me - i just hope any of you have any thoughts on this problem. I will do my best to explain every important detail, as well as possible

My specs:
Acer Aspire 5920G
Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
Intel core 2 Duo processor T5550 1.83 GHz
4 gb ram
- Connected to Samsung Monitor (might/might not? have something to do with it)

So the story goes: Yesterday afternoon i installed the game "Borderlands". Everything went smooth and started playing it. Without problems i started singleplayer and watched the first cutscenes, HOWEVER right after as i could interact (gamewise) it just froze, and stuttered really, really badly.. That went on for 3 mins or so, while i could not do anything to stop it. Before i did a hard shutdown myself, the computer just restarted.

The actual problem: I get stuck on the "Starting windows" logo/screen expand on this, the logo moves as normally for a wh... Read more

A:Nvidia driver? is stalling boot at "Starting Windows" screen

The first simple thing you can do is take out your graphics card and check for any signs of damage,
I have blown a 6200 and a 8400 before trying to play games not compatible with them. Signs to look for a black marks and such, also check to see if the fan spins when the computer starts up. Try moving your video cable to the onboard graphics, system should work and if it does you need a new graphics card, dont feel bad, your not a gamer till you blow a nividia card

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My Windows start-up is pretty decent (after I log-in to my user account). What's taking too long is the "Windows Is Starting Up" screen:

It takes about 5 mins. or so before the log-in screen shows up. Anyway, here's what happened prior to this event:

My Windows XP OS has just been repaired due to a stop error. One of my RAM cards (I have two installed previously) has also been removed because the technician deemed that it was the cause of the stop error.

Now my question is, is it the cause of the slow down? I mean having a smaller RAM? I'm thinking that it could be the cause but I'm having second thoughts because I only had 1 RAM card installed way back but the stalling of the "Windows is starting up" screen never happened. I've had a slow running PC, yes, but I never had to wait that long for the "log-in" screen to show up (10 seconds tops). I only have 6.46 GB free space now which is small but I've had a smaller free space (2 GB) before but then again, the stalling I mentioned has never happened until now.

Any solution to this problem?

A:Solved: "Windows Is Starting Up" Screen Takes Too Long To Load

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Hi guys!
I'm really in desperate need of more heads to work on this.
I know this is a long post, but it's basically info you're gonna need anyways. Please i need the help - If you don't feel like reading, Just skim over the underlined titles..
I have been trying all sorts of things, since this problem started, yesterday .. And my head feels like it's splitting from all this trial and error, and continuously not working.
I'd consider myself a fairly experienced user, and I've figured out some things already (just not enought to fix) so it should not be too hard helping me - i just hope any of you have any thoughts on this problem. I will do my best to explain every important detail, as well as possible

My specs:
Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
Intel core 2 Duo processor T5550 1.83 GHz
4 gb ram
- Connected to Samsung Monitor (might/might not? have something to do with it)

So the story goes: Yesterday afternoon i installed the game "Borderlands". Everything went smooth and started playing it. Without problems i started singleplayer and watched the first cutscenes, HOWEVER right after as i could interact (gamewise) it just froze, and stuttered really, really badly.. That went on for 3 mins or so, while i could not do anything to stop it. Before i did a hard shutdown myself, the computer just restarted.
The actual problem: I get stuck on the "Starting windows" logo/screen expand on this, the logo moves as normall... Read more

A:Nvidia driver? is stalling boot at "Starting Windows" screen

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Hi guys!

So i tried installing windows 7 Home Premium using an empty HDD. The old OS was Vista, and it was located in the same HDD. I managed to install Windows 7 successfully, but when booting after the install it crashed right after the "starting windows" screen. It then gives me the choise between starting the startup repair tool, or to start windows normally. When i run the startup repair tool it can not fix the problem. I've tried different HDD but the problem still persists. The fact that I haven't got a clue what to do really annoys me. In addition it isn't even my own pc. My dad's vista started failing on him. So I figured: Hey, why not install windows 7 using my old disk from a pc I don't use anymore. I appreciate all help.


CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600(2.4 GHz)
GPU: XFX GeForce 9800 GTX
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint T166 250GB. (SATA 2)
RAM: Corsair Twin2X 6400 DDR2 (2048 Mb*2= 4096 Mb)
PSU: Corsair (550 W)

A:Unable to get past "Starting windows" screen after Vista to 7 upgrade


Originally Posted by pip22

Did you (as is recommended) delete the existing Vista partition first?

It was seperated in two parts. One with Vista in, and one for other files. I cleaned the whole thing, and deleted the part where Vista was located. I think it was seperated into one part with 208 Gigs and one with 25 gigs. The smallest with the OS in. The HDD works on my own computer.

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Last night, I attempted to install a linux distro alongside 7, the installation failed, so I gave up and just rebooted to 7.

It got stuck on the "Starting Windows" screen, so I preformed hard shutdown and when to the "Startup Repair" utility and it attempted repairs, it then said that the repairs were unsuccessful, so I restarted and windows loaded to the desktop. Success! or so I thought...

After a while, I shut my laptop down and went to bed (as you do). When I needed to use it this morning, it wouldn't load past the "Starting Windows" screen again, so I shut it down and restarted and it went the desktop.

A:Occasionally wont load past "Starting Windows" screen


Can you access the Advanced boot options?

Advanced Boot Options
Choose Last known Good Configuration

Use the up-arrow and down-arrow keys to move the menu’s highlight to Last Known Good Configuration (Advanced), and then press Enter as the mouse won’t work at this screen.

Your computer should load successfully, and Windows 7 will discard the bad configuration and return permanently to the last known good configuration.


Are you able to restore back to a point to before you tried to install linux distro?

System Restore



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Computer info: Toshiba Satellite L555D-S7005,
Processor: AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile M520 2.30 GHz
RAM: 4.00 GB
System Type: 64-bit Operating System
Windows: 7 Professional, Service Pack 1

My problems began probably a year ago. Started having BSOD's regularly with startup issues. Nothing I tried fixed anything. Had it in a shop where the first time I was told he "fixed some things" and seemed to be working for about a week and a half when it went back to BSOD's and startup problems (getting stuck at the "starting Windows" screen, etc). Took it back to shop where they wiped it and replaced Windows. Within a few weeks I was back to the same issues. At this point I actually just put the thing away and solely used my husbands computer. Last week after not touching my laptop for several months I had to use it due to a major accident with my husbands. The thing worked perfectly for 9 days, PERFECTLY. Then it started randomly shutting down with no rhyme or reason. After a couple of times doing that it started getting stuck at the "starting Windows" screen and wanting to run Startup Repair.

With Startup Repair I get: Startup Repair cannot fix problems with this info:
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: 77
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07: NoRootCause
OS Version: ... Read more

A:BSOD, random shutdown, stuck at "Starting Windows" screen, etc

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So my computer was left on over night and I wake up and turn on the monitor and the computer was frozen. I re-started it everything is fine. I go on facebook check my email, then it just restarts on me without warning. It gets stuck at the starting windows screen for about 3-5mins then blue screens with a whole screen full of words that shows for about a half a millisecond (I can't read it, but i saw the word memory on there once). After the blue screen, it restarts itself and will do this endless amount of times.

I can't acess safe mode(I don't believe), and i have tried using my 8gig ram, then 6, then 4, then two and then none. If I use none the computer wont start up at all. I can enter BIOS if thats helpful. Please help if you can.

Thanks for your time in advance,

A:Computer crashes and fails to start up at "Starting Windows" screen...

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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I was trying to save some files in restoring windows 7; now i can't boot my computer; 1st screen : windows resuming., then setup is starting services.... , "stuck" ; acer aspire 5742 Windows 7 64bit Home Premium; What can i do? now; F8;F2; F12; Ctr+Alt+Del; nothing runs all night ; have a recovery disk made with drivers & applications made by me

A:resuming Windows ... Setup is starting services..."stuck" Aspire5742

have a recovery disk made with drivers & applications made by me

Did you you make the Recovery disc?

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I have recently been having this problem with my Compaq Presario Cq56 laptop. It used to be working fine for years and this problem suddenly came up a few weeks ago.

Whenever I turn on my computer it would seem to load but then when it frayed the starting windows screen nothing else happens. The screen remains black with just those words. An indication that windows would load was I the animation of the orbs coming together to make the windows logo appeared.

I have tried loading in safe mode but it would always hang on Class.pyp or ssomething like that. I tried system restore but it would only show the green loading bar and then the screen would black and nothing happens.

It seems the only way to have a chance of my computer booting is to do Primary Hard disk tests from the bios or System self diagnosis scans then try to load system restore while the windows 7 disk is in the drive but it's annoying to have to wait up to an hour or more to see if my computer might work.

I have tried some disk scans from the command prompt as well as a sfc scanthat seed to have fixed the problem but then it would happen again. I have also tried reformatting and reinstalling windows and that would work for a while but then it's back to square one. Of some one could helpe with this it would be very much appreciated.

A:Computer does not load at "Starting Windows", no safe mode or restore

Some hardware tests to run.

Graphics card:
Video Card Stress Test with Furmark Hard drive(s):
Pick one for your HDD brand or use Seatools.
7 Free Hard Drive Testing Software ToolsRAM (memory):
This will require memtest on a bootable CD or USB stick.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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I have an old PC (Specs in the Computer specs next to my username)

It was working fine for a few days but now it gets stuck in a boot loop. Safe Mode options don't work, repair windows doesn't work either and rather then trying to fix it, I decided it needed a format after not using it for about a year.
I've burnt Win7 onto a Disc and onto a USB using the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool. Configured my BIOS to boot from both which it does, however right after the "Windows is loading files..." it moves on to "Starting windows" and stays on there (the WIndows logo doesn't show either). Can't figure out why. I've fallen asleep for about an hour waiting for it and from past experiences it usually doesn't take that long..

My current computer uses Win 8 so I thought I'd give that a shot via USB and DVD and same issue. It shows the Windows Logo however the Loading circle just continues to spin. I've been stuck there for about an hour now.

I had a look inside the computer while it was running, everything seems to be connected right (hasn't been touched) so before this post, I unplugged everything, gave it a nice clean (just a cloth[not wet]) and placed every thing back in.
ALSO what's the difference between these options:

A:Solved: Issues Formatting - Stuck at "Starting Windows" Win7/8

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My machine was working fine. I had been on it for a couple hours just doing regular internet browsing. I tried to open a program (EverQuest 2) and it would open then immediately crash "EverQuest 2 has encountered an error". So I figured, reboot the machine. After the POST, it tells me to either launch start up repair or start normally. I chose start normally. It would go to the "starting windows" screen and the logo will not show up. it just stays there.

Powered down, and after the POST got the same options again. I picked start up repair this time. It would load the bar and show "loading windows files" or whatnot and when the bar would get completely full, it would freeze there.

My computer doesnt have a CD/DVD drive, I installed Windows 7 from USB. So I plugged the USB drive back into the computer and tried booting from that. It would go thru the "loading windows files" just fine, I can see the drive flashing as its being accessed. When the bar filled up, it would progress to "Starting Windows" screen, and stop blinking and just sit there... doing nothing. Tried using Safe Mode. Wouldn't load either.

I have not a clue what I should be looking for to even start getting it working again. The only physical change I've made to the system was plugging in another monitor to my graphic card. And even then, I've shut down and rebooted and it's been just fine.

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A:Unable to load past "Starting Windows" no matter what method

Check your ram.
Memory Diagnostics Tool
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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I suspect that this is a out-of-the-box issue (as the power button doesn't light up, either), but maybe I'm missing something...

This particular unit fired up, as expected, and took our standard image. Somewhere along the way (probably during one of its reboots), I noticed that the display went out. Powering it down and back on didn't resolve it, nor did resetting the BIOS. Dell Diags run without issue, and I can boot Windows into Safe Mode...but as soon as I boot Windows normally, it blanks after "Starting Windows" flashes by.

A:Latitude E7440 Display goes Black / Blank after "Starting Windows"

Aarrgghh! I'm kicking myself. It was something I discovered some time ago, and since forgot...

I had them stacked! I shut down one E7440, placed another on top of it, and proceeded to image this second unit. At some point, I must have shifted it ever so slightly...putting it right over whatever the heck is in the cover/lid of the first unit's display!? (A magnetic field, is my guess.) And "blank" goes the second unit's display...knocking out the power button's light, as a bonus.

It worked as expected, when I moved this unit to another location, in order to tap into an HDMI flat-panel. And it blanked out, as soon as I put it back on top of the first E7440. Mystery solved.

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Hi all, I am trying to reinstall Windows 7 on my notebook (Acer Aspire 5742-7645) from the DVD. I get as far as this screen:
When I click "Install now," the screen says "Setup is starting..." and then never moves on. I have gone into BIOS and set the boot order to DVD first. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Acer Aspire - Windows 7 reinstallation stuck on "Setup is starting"

Here are some good answers and some common things to check:

Let us know the results of these checks.

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i have a dell xps 400 that i needed to format i got it off a friend and i have a windows service pack 3 disk and when i boot the cd up i get to the screen that shows all the drivers being installed and when it gets to "setup is starting
windows" i get this blue screen error.......

***stop: 0x0000007b (0XF7CAF524, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)

any help would bve much appreciated i am hopeing to get this pc running

A:[SOLVED] "Setup is starting windows" blue screen error

Is this a SATA drive or a EIDE? If it is a SATA drive you may need to enable SATA in the Bios.

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Hey guys currently using home premium 32bit but got pro upgrade 64 bit so had to do the custom install from booting with the disk

I choose the language, keyboard layout etc, choose custom install, pick the hard drive and it goes to the installing screen.

When part 2 of the install screen is almost done it said installation will continue after the computer restarts.
After it restarts, it just stays on the "starting windows" screen and the windows logo never shows. It wa son there for hours. I restarted by pressing the restart button and it continued back on the step 2 and them same thing, restart and then continue later but now the screen is just stuck on the "starting windows" screen.

Any ideas????


A:Custom setup stuck on "starting windows" screen

Never mind, I unplugged things and it's all good

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hi guys, today when i've finished playing the computer, i've used 'shutdown' to turn off my computer, the shutdown process doesn't seem to turn off my computer, so i just waited and waited for 30 minutes, still it was still on the same screen saying "shutting down" with the circle still spinning. so i just turned it off manually by holding the power button until it turns off.
Later on, i decided to get back on, so i turned it on but when it was at the "starting windows" screen, it was stuck there for sooo long! so i waited for a long time but it was still stuck. When i turned it off and on again, a start up repair was offered so i chose that option, it says "loading windows files" after that a blank screen for a long time, still stuck.
I then tried to boot my win7 CD to do a recovery or restore point, but after it was "loading windows files" the starting windows screen appeared again and it was stuck there.

I've googled and searched this forum but all their solution was just startup repair and recovery. can anyone please help me?


A:[Major Problem] Stuck on "starting windows" screen.

Hello duong,

Are you overclocking anything? If so, stop. Can you try blowing out any dust buildup? Perhaps some hardware went out? You might try temporarily replacing some things if you can to see if things stop freezing. Keep trying to do system recovery, etc., but if you can't, you may just have to reinstall. You might wait a bit and see what others have to say before you do.

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OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64

As the topic implies, my system occasionally hangs at "Starting Windows". Specifically, it hangs just before the Microsoft graphic plays. If I see the graphic, I know I'm good to go. Once I get past "starting windows", I have yet to see any issue with the system with respect to lockup or freezes.

The only way I can get the system to boot, when it does hang, is to hit the reset button and then select "Start Windows Normally". The system then loads up with no issues (or at least none observed thus far).

Background: This is a new PC that I built. I've noticed this issue from the very beginning and have made multiple re-installs of the OS after completely formatting the hard drive each time.

I've seen multiple reports of people having issues getting stuck at "starting windows" but none seem to have the same issue I have where it only happens from time to time. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:System boot up occasionally hangs at "Starting Windows"

Hello Kaybek, welcome to SF!

It sounds like an issue with either the system disk, its MBR or timing....or, long shot, temperature.

Sometimes, on a (literally) cold boot, things take longer. Upon re-booting, it works...
Check your BIOS to see if you can give your System disk some more time to start up. Assuming you have the system on your SSD, make sure you have the specific SSD setting right too. Lots of info on that on this forum. see the tutorials and search for SSD.

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I found this forum by searching for my problem and someone made a post here seven months ago with the exact same problem, but the thread has been deleted.
"Hi all, this is my first post here and I really need help.
Im installing Win XP Pro (SP2) on a HP Pavilion zv6000 laptop. Everything runs fine until I start installing windows xp. The cd boots and the "Setup is loading files" goes through but then stalls at "Setup is starting windows". Waited for 2 hours just in case and still the same results.
From what I can gather this points to a hardware problem. I have tried different ram modules and removed the battery but all to no avail.
Could this be a processor or motherboard problem??"

I did everything the person above me did and then I took the hard drive out, reformatted it and tried installing XP SP2, Windows Home and the recovery cd supplied by HP. Every time it is gets to "Setup is Starting Windows" it freezes. I know the hard drive is working since I tested it in another computer. The reason I needed to reload XP is the notebook would load and get to the Windows XP loading screen and then freeze. It wouldn't boot in safe mode either.

Any ideas?



A:HP ZV 6000 freezes hangs at "Setup is Starting Windows"

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Hello everyone,

I have an HP Pavilion DV6-6c71ef running on Windows 7 64bit, my problem is that everytime I try to boot it it's stucks at "Starting Windows" for some minutes and then a blue screen appear after than it's restart itself.

I did a BIOS Rollback hoping that will fix things, but nothing, and now I'm worry if the Rollback can make my situation worst, it could be?

my PC was so overheating, so I did a hardware checks, and it's says there's a failure on the HDD, so I think the only solution is to buy a new one? if so do I need to buy a new Windwos too? (I do have the key for the current one).

an other question, about the rollback of the BIOS, it could cause some problems when I instal the new HDD?

Many thanks for your times and sorry for my English, as it's not my native language.

In hope to read some answers from you.

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Apologies if there is another section better suited towards this but as I'm not really sure what the issue is, I couldn't really think of a specific category to put it in. And as I'm not really sure what the issue is, I hope the story of what I was doing when this happened and what I've done to my computer since then is helpful. So yesterday I sat down at my computer after watching a live stream on Twitch from bed, checked some Steam messages and attempted to message someone on Skype when my display randomly entered sleep mode. As I was actively using my computer, my display auto shutoff couldn't have been what was happening, and nothing I did would make my display re-enable. I wasn't really sure what to do at that point so I clicked the power button on my computer, and after a while nothing happened, so I held the power button down to force it off. I started my computer again, and it seemed fine until it got to where the log-in screen should be. After the "Starting Windows" screen, my display entered sleep mode again, as if it was receiving nothing from my computer anymore. I let it sit for a bit thinking maybe it would clear itself up but nothing happened, so I restarted my computer again, at which point it said windows had shut down improperly due to some error, and asked if I wanted to boot in safe mode, which I did. Safe mode made my computer work just fine, it would boot up reliably every time I booted into safe mode, but booting up normally would always resu... Read more

A:After "Starting Windows", Computer Unresponsive, Monitor Shuts Down

Hello and welcome MA mate try to find the blue screen report use the event viewer to do this - Start > type in event and it will pop up a small blue window with Event Viewer in it > Run as Admin > scroll down to find it see this How To Use Event Viewer - Microsoft Windows Mini-Guides

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So, I just put together my new system and after a few days of messing with settings in the BIOS trying to get windows 7 to install properly, I figured its time to make a thread.

Intel i7 930
3x2gb Patriot Viper DDR 1333 (only using 2gb for install)
1 x 150gb (brand new) VelociRaptor
1 x 150gb (3 years old) Raptor
1 x 300gb (5 years old) caviar
1 x 1tb (brand new) caviar
Geforce 260 GTX
3 optical drives (i've tried installing on all 3, with no success)
I had vista on it fine from the old raptor, but i decided I'll upgrade to win7, put the OS on the old raptor and programs / games on the new raptor (in 2 partitions).

Everything installs fine (after disabling the floppy in the BIOS) but when I get to "Starting Windows" on the 2nd reboot (after completing installation is finished) it just hangs. The little dots all come together to make the windows logo, it waves around once or twice, then just stops. I've left it running overnight and it doesn't budge - trust me, its frozen.

If I boot it in safe mode, it freezes at classpnp.sys and after a few minutes tells me that setup is not yet complete and that I have to restart.

Things I've tried:
* I'm using only 2gb of memory
* I've tried to install on both the raptor and velociraptor (to test if something was wrong with the drive(s))
* disabled floppy in BIOS
* set hdd S.M.A.R.T. compatibility to enabled
* set hdd mode to AHCI
* set all 32/64 bit controllers to 64 bit (probably not necessary, but i di... Read more

A:New Build, Install Hangs "Starting Windows" 2ND reboot

One of the first things you might try is remove any unnecessary devices. Three optical drives might qualify for that requirement.

You might also remove the extra drives to get your system down to the basics.

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Noteworthy context information: Win7 laptop, stable for a l-o-n-g time...

Two sessions were running (logged-in as two different users, via the "Switch user" option ... because I needed to finish up some work on the web, while the backup ran). I knew this was slightly risky, but never anticipated a BSOD.

First session was a web browser, logged-into the pc as a non-Admin user; second session was Admin, intending to start Windows Backup; BSOD within seconds of starting BACKUP.

ZIP uploaded. System has seemed stable, as usual, since the event (2.5+ days now) ... but my BSODs have been so rare, I didn't want to ignore it.

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I didn't think the list of errors I got would fit the title. I also figure that posting a log isn't possible because I can't properly boot into windows. Anyways, a bit of backstory. For the past few days my PC has been behaving oddly. It would take much longer than usual to begin booting, usually 10-15 seconds for the first screen to appear. At times my PC would refuse to recognize any GPU but my onboard one, which could only be repaired by resetting to my Fail-Safe Defaults in BIOS. When booting, I would sometimes receive attempts by my PC to run a disk check on my HDD, but would receive an error concerning software stopping it (and it persisted, even with antivirus off). I intended to do a system restore, but failures with it working in the past lead me to put it off. And yesterday, everything booted up fine, miraculously; no long boot-up, my GPU being detected, no disk check. So I naively believed that my problems had been resolved.

Then this morning, the same things begin happening again. Long boot up, only my onboard card being detected, etc. When I attempted to perform the same fix as before via BIOS, I was instead met with a BSOD after the first Windows splash screen (the black one, not the all blue one). Here are the errors as I wrote them down.

*** STOP: 0x0000000000190494, 0xfffffa80033d03a0, 0xffffffffc0000102, 0x0000000000000000

Nothing appeared after this and I'm sort of at a loss for the meaning. Will running a system repair fix this?

A:BSOD after "Starting Windows" screen, receive STOP: 0x

This is all i can really gather from what you have written can you please attach some dump files.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions


Bug Check 0x24: NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM - This indicates a problem occurred in ntfs.sys , the driver file that allows the system to read and write to NTFS drives.

Run Chkdsk /f /r in Command Prompt to detect and resolve any file system structural corruption. You must restart the system before the disk scan begins on a system partition.

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I've been getting a few BSODs recently with the error "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA", and I have also noticed that when I start my computer, nothing shows up until the login screen shows so I can't boot in safe mode. I don't know what to do-please help!


A:Frequent BSOD and missing "Starting Windows" screen

Additional information is required.

1. Download the DM Log Collector application to your desktop by clicking the link below

DM Log Collector.exe

2. Run it by double-clicking the icon on your desktop, and follow the prompts.
3. Locate the .ZIP file created on your desktop, and upload it here in your next reply.

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TL;DR: New laptop with Linpus Linux, can't install Windows from bootable USB, [title] among errors.

Hi. I'm quite desperate to make a forum post, so please help me, as I've been googling and trying all I could for the last 5 hours.

Bought new laptop(ACER ASPIRE E 15) and it came with a preinstalled Linpus Linux(no GUI), which has no DVD tray - so I have to install Windows through a bootable USB stick.

However, this is not the problem, as I've made a lot of bootable USB sticks before and never encountered these problems.

So, the problems:Trying to normally bootup results in windows doing some "Loading files" for a few seconds then going into "Starting windows" and the animation freezes after less than a second.
Trying to install windows in LEGACY MODE only allows me to pick between Linpus Linux (3.4.46) and Create a bootable USB disk - it does not detect the bootable USB.
Trying to boot with F12 gives the same animation freeze problem.

WHAT I'VE TRIED SO FAR(so you don't suggest things I've already done)disabled safe boot
disabled 3.0 usb port
enabled legacy mode
went back to UEFI mode
tried both FAT32 and NTFS file systems
tried a different USB port
plugged out any other device except for the bootable USB stick

I'm using RUFUS 2.11 and I will try with a different copy of Windows and a different stick after I get some sleep, so if you've got other ideas aside from those, please comment.

I am currently trying out the method in t... Read more

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As it says in the subject line.

The "Starting Windows" freezes seem to me to be ******************entirely arbitrary.*****************************************

Here's my installation notes to date. The line where it says "SYSTEM RESTORE" is the point at which I restored the computer to after installing some software and having the "Starting Windows" issue recur.

As you can see, I check the Event Viewer with ************************every boot.****************

The only Error and Critical events are (generally) Power events when I am forced to reboot manually due to a "Starting Windows" freeze.

------------------INSTALLATION NOTES-------------------------------------
Installation notes:
Installed Win7 -- OK
SP1 -- OK (triple restart)
Various mobo drivers -- OK
Other updated -- OK (triple restart)
GeForce 8800 drivers -- OK
(triple restart = 3*R)
Java -- OK (3*R)
Reinstalled E drive: ((plugged the power and data cable back in for my old data drive)))
1 freeze
2 restarts OK
2 full power down and restart OK
***************************************************SYSTEM RESTORE********************
Security updates for .NET framework x3
2 restarts OK
No errors or critical events in Event Viewer on restarts
Shut down and boot: 7:29 a.m.
Event Viewer: no errors or critical
except LegacyUinstaller (EventID 0)
Installing: M-Audio Delta 44 Driver 6.05
Shut down and boot 7:56 a.m.
Emptied recycle bin
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A:New HD, new Win7x64 install, freeze on "Starting Windows," *no* Events

I installed Speccy; what the heck. Doesn't really matter WHAT I install at this point, really, does it?

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Hello, all. I'm flirting with my sanity and have decided to finally reach out for help. I have been googling and searching these forums for the better part of 26 hours, yielding little in the way of results. I'm also browsing/typing with my cell phone; you might imagine nerve endings....

Anyhow, here's the story: OS is W7 x64 Ulti. oem disk in possession. Yesterday, I formatted c: then attempted to install OS. It installs without a hitch. After restart, process continues until right after "windows Is starting" display. The screen then goes black. The HDD activity LED goes to its intermittent blinking for system idle.

Attempting to restart via the smaller restart button case more often than not freezes machine. Using power button to cycle, same results all the way to the aforementioned screen.

In previous installation, I was dual booting Linux which lends to my suspicion of a corrupt MBR.

Startup recovery states that I may have plugged in some sort of peripheral - that's not the case though. I think it was referring to an instance when someone might leave in some sort of flash drive. Again, not the case.

I'm no where near a seasoned IT professional, but I've attempted everything that I know.

Diskpart shows two volumes and two partitions. The allotted sizes are correct, but it also states that both are "Primary " now, I wouldn't know any better, but I thought I would see the system partition read just that, system. Nevertheless... Read more

A:fresh install, stalls right after "windows starting" screen. mbr?

Quote: Originally Posted by nicksil

Hello, all. I'm flirting with my sanity and have decided to finally reach out for help. I have been googling and searching these forums for the better part of 26 hours, yielding little in the way of results. I'm also browsing/typing with my cell phone; you might imagine nerve endings....

Anyhow, here's the story: OS is W7 x64 Ulti. oem disk in possession. Yesterday, I formatted c: then attempted to install OS. It installs without a hitch. After restart, process continues until right after "windows Is starting" display. The screen then goes black. The HDD activity LED goes to its intermittent blinking for system idle.

Attempting to restart via the smaller restart button case more often than not freezes machine. Using power button to cycle, same results all the way to the aforementioned screen.

In previous installation, I was dual booting Linux which lends to my suspicion of a corrupt MBR.

Startup recovery states that I may have plugged in some sort of peripheral - that's not the case though. I think it was referring to an instance when someone might leave in some sort of flash drive. Again, not the case.

I'm no where near a seasoned IT professional, but I've attempted everything that I know.

Diskpart shows two volumes and two partitions. The allotted sizes are correct, but it also states that both are "Primary " now, I wouldn't know any better, but I thought I would ... Read more

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I am resetting my windows 7 and there is this message that says "Setup is starting services".I have been waiting for four hours so it can complete but it keeps saying this.I have tried to search the internet for a fix but none of them worked.

A:Windows 7 Laptop installation "Setup is starting services"

Start over using the latest official Win7 installation media for your licensed version provided in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 and follow those steps closely to get and keep a perfect install.

This time delete all partitions during the booted install. This is explained in tutorial.

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I ran Spybot Seek and Destroy on my Gateway laptop running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium. My startup time had gone to a crawl as had the time to load pages in explorer. After Spybot was done it reccomended to "quarentine" certain files which I did and saved the registry of those files. When I rebooted to finish the process Windows would not retart.

I tried several restore points including one I created before running Spybot, but Windows still wouldn't start.

When nothing else in the recovery options worked I opted to reinstall Windows from factory default settings. Part way through the installation process I got the error "Windows cannot complete installation on this hard drive. Windows will restart installation after restarting."

Since that point, it is freezing at the Setup is starting service screen (or it is moving at such a slow pace I can't tell. It's been about 2hrs).

Any ideas?

A:windows 7 reinstall freezing at "Setup is starting services"

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What should have been a simple restore operation might have been complicated by having a Factory install which is the worst possible install of Win7 one can have, larded with bloatware and duplicate utilties which interfere with better versions built into Win7. Most tech enthusiasts will not run such an install but instead Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Everything needed is in the blue link to get and keep a perfect install, including the tools and methods which work best with Win7.

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i have a dell xps 400 that i needed to format i got it off a friend and i have a windows service pack 3 disk and when i boot the cd up i get to the screen that shows all the drivers being installed and when it gets to "setup is starting
windows" i get this blue screen error.......

***stop: 0x0000007b (0XF7CAF524, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)

any help would bve much appreciated i am hopeing to get this pc running

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I just finished building my computer the other day and installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit edition. The install went great and the computer is amazingly fast, but I am less than impressed with the boot time.

I have windows installed on two Corsair Force GT 60 GB Solid State Drives in RAID 0 configuration. The motherboard is a GIGABYTE G1. Sniper and the processor is an i7 990X. As I said, I am very impressed with the performance once the computer is on, but it takes ages to get there. I had some trouble with it stalling at the "Verifying DMI Pool Data..." for about 30 seconds each boot. That seems to have been fixed when I cleared the board and reconfigured BIOS. The problem I am having now is that when Windows begins to load, it says "Starting Windows" (right before the logo flies in). It will sit at that screen for over a minute before it starts to animate. It only takes about 5 seconds to load after the animation starts. No problems after that.

I can't figure out what's causing this. It does change depending on the BIOS settings. It did not always do this. I have been messing with them so much to try to isolate what's causing it but I cannot.

Any ideas?

A:Computer hangs at "Starting Windows" screen for over one minute.

As your GIGABYTE G1. Sniper 1 or 2 has a uEFI BIOS.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI BIOS:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

GIGABYTE uEFT BIOS setup: Check your mamual.

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Recently I have installed a guest VM running on Windows XP using Virtual PC XP mode. I have installed "Integration Features" as well and both the VM and host OS (Windows 7 Pro) were able to detect my smart card.
Everytime upon starting up the XP VM, a login popup would prompt for my user ID and password. However, it doesn't have the "Insert a smartcard" option for me as I use the smartcard to login into the VM.
If i disable the "Integration Features" and attach the smart card reader manually, the VM would detect my smartcard and login without any problems.
However, I would want the whole experience of login to be as seamless as possible, meaning the user only has to login once with his smart card at the login popup during VM startup so that he does not have to enter his PIN again in the VM login during desktop
Any advice on how to enable the "Insert a smart card" option?

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