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Computer Stalling on MOBO spash screen and Starting Windows Screen

Q: Computer Stalling on MOBO spash screen and Starting Windows Screen

The computer I am having issues with was built this past March. Up until a couple days ago, it would only take about a minute to start up to the Windows log in screen. Now, once I push the button to start it up, it will stall for 30 seconds to a minute on the motherboard splash screen and a further 2-3 minutes on the Starting Windows screen. Once I am able to log in and it continues to finish loading, the screens are black for a good1-2 minutes while everything loads. Once it is up, I have no problems with the computer. I have run full anti-virus and spyware scans, removed recent downloads, done a disk clean up, and a disk defragmentation. Help would be appreciated.

EDIT: When the computer is stalled on the MOBO splash screen and the Starting Windows screen, there is no indication of HDD activity (the light on the tower is not lit). I can tell it is going to continue with start up because the light will start to flash again.

A: Computer Stalling on MOBO spash screen and Starting Windows Screen

Hello woodsgirl and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since the problems started "a couple of days ago" I'd try restoring my computer to a date/time prior to when the problems began.

System Restore

Whether this solves the problem or not I'd next run a full scan with your preferred anti-virus. Even if it comes back clean (nothing found) I'd run a second, or even third scan. Some free recommended products are:


ESET Online Scanner


If the problem wasn't solved with a system restore I'd next try a startup repair.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

If still no joy I'd check for damaged or corrupt system files by running a System File Checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.)

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If all of the above has failed to solve the startup problem I'd look through these two tutorials by one of our Forum experts. He offers some additional troubleshooting steps and possible fixes.

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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A friend of mine asked me to look at his old XP machine because it simply will not fully startup. It does make it through the initial boot routine and the "Windows XP" splash screen appears but, shortly after that, the screen goes black. All you can see is a black screen with a white cursor in the middle of it. The system does not respond to mouse or keyboard input.

I used a Hiren's Boot CD boot disk to look around his system. He has about 40% free space left on the hard drive which seems to function correctly. I am presently running a virus scan (via the Hiren's Boot CD).

I've never seen an XP machine do this so I'm not sure what is going on. I believe he is running SP3 but I'm not certain of this because I can get it fully loaded to check.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Windows XP Will Not Start - XP Spash Screen Then Black Screen

Can you boot into SAFE mode? If you can, try updating the video driver for starters.


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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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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

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My computer won't boot normally. It get stuck on the windows splash screen with the bar moving. I can get it to boot in safe mode, but not with networking. All the hardware in the device manager check out with no errors, though i dont see anything for the bios. I have an AMI motherboard.

A:Stuck on spash screen


Has anything been added to the system recently?

Boot to Safe Mode and run a System Restore to a date before the problem started.

What "don't you see for the bios" ?

What are the specs of the system (HDD,RAM,etc) ?

Do you have the Win XP cd?

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Can someone tell me how to stop the e-machine spash screen when i boot up.

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There's probably a setting in the BIOS to stop it.

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I was being helped by Quads on the norton community. I know he helps out here too. Quads was helping me but I screwed up, thought I was helping to save time(yes, I know I saved you alot of time now) but I did not follow complete instructions.

This is what was done so far

OTL scan was run

adwcleaner was run

had adwcleaner delete all and reboot

ran combofix

when computer was rebooting it got stuck on the black screen for about an hour

Had to restart it again and when it did it restored to a previous date

This is where I screwed up

Since it was a previous date it seemed like nothing had taken place, no downloads on the desktop.

Ran the otl scan again

adwcleaner again, log looked the same as first time so I deleted all again

Ran combofix and rebooted and it gave me a log

That is where I am stuck, I dont know whether to leave these downloads on the computer, delete them

I dont think that Quads is going to help me anymore since I messed up, so I was wondering if anyone else could help. I just really want to finish what was started. The computer was stuck on the black screen this morning and finally got it restarted after about 5 times. But I do think there is some kind of virus. Still have adwcleaner and combofix downloaded on the computer. Dont know if I should delete them or what.



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Read the guide here on preparing logs

and create a topic here

Good luck

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What happens in safe mode?

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Hey guys,

So I have a HP DV7 that I purchased back in 2011. Over the last few months, I have been getting stuck at the "Starting Windows" startup screen (The one that displays the windows logo).

At first I thought that this may have been a result of my hard drive failing, so I went ahead and replaced that. At first that seemed to have fixed the issue, but shortly after (about two days or so) the laptop began doing the same thing.

So that got me thinking that it was either another piece of hardware and/or software. So when it happened again, I did a reformat of the entire system. During the first install, the laptop got stuck at the startup screen in the middle of the installation. Eventually I was able to restart the reformat and left it over night at the windows starting screen after doing some googling and when I woke up in the morning I restarted the laptop (it was still stuck at the windows screen) and windows actually booted up.

Fast forward another two to three days and the same getting stuck occurred. Again, I was forced to do the reformat process.

That is where I stand today, so I am looking for any kind of suggestions/solutions to this issue.

I am currently looking into buying a new laptop but if I could get this issue fixed, I could definitely put off having to make an expensive purchase right now.

Computer Specs:

Processor: Intel Core i7-2630QM @ 2.00 GHz
RAM: 8.00 GB
Graphics Card: Radeon 6770M/On Board Intel chip (Sw... Read more

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I just turned on my computer this morning which runs Windows XP and as soon as it is about to load the desktop, the computer halts at the lightish purple screen where it says starting up windows with my name and icon showing.

I tried pressing ctrl + alt + del, but nothing happens.

I can't get into safe mode either. I wouldn't mind formatting my hard drive, but i still want to back up the data on it. I have an external hard drive which i can back up onto. Is this possible to do in command prompt? Something which will allow me to copy folders on the C: drive to my hard drive on G: for instance.

Thanks a lot

A:Computer halts at 'Starting Up Windows' screen...

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Hi, I have an old computer which I was trying to bring back to life, It had many problems with it an i am now down to the last one.
I have a old, small hard drive which I installed the Windows 2000 OS on to from another computer because the CD Drive on the old computer does not work properly.
When I put the hard drive into the old computer, It appears to start booting fine, Then when It gets to the back screen which says "Starting Windows" the status bar moves across the screen until full (up to this point It is normal), Then the computer screen goes blank, and the computer re-starts. It then just keeps going around in this circle.

Any Ideas Please?

A:Computer will not pass the 'Starting Windows' Screen

Windows XP and I also believe Windows 2000 do not allow you to take a HD with the OS on it from one system and install it in another. What almost always happens is a problem of one sort or another where Windows won't load.

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For some unknown reason after I restarted my computer it has started going to a blue screen stating entry point not found with getbil.dll afterward.Before this happened my computer would get pop ups of low virtual memory and then this happened. Please someone help.

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Okay so in May I went to turn my computer on like normal and it went to the starting windows and stayed there for 5 minutes which I found weird I quickly shut it off then turned it back on, I waited 10 minutes and the fan got really loud and really hot then shut itself off. The computer was normal just hours before this.
I ended up taking the computer apart, cleaning the fan thinking the fan was dirty, then it wouldn't come back on at all. So I left it alone saying I was gonna find a computer place and take it there but I got sidetracked. My husband gave the computer to my dad a few weeks ago and my dad got it to come back on turns out the power plug wasn't plugged in from where I had took it apart. Well it comes back on but low and behold, it still freezing at "starting windows" just like before I took it apart. It will start normally but when it gets to the "starting windows" screen it stays there for about 5-10 minutes, the fan gets really loud, then it shut offs. I'm not sure whats wrong with it. I have some pictures in it that haven't been backed up so I can't do anything that will lose files. I thought it was the fan because it had shut off before when it got overheated, but my grandma's computer fan is broke and her computer works normal, it just shuts off if it gets too hot, and I've had to replace a fan in other computers and it would just shut off, not freeze at the same place no matter what.

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A:Computer freezes at Starting Windows screen everytime.

Hi and welcome to SevenForums!

Assuming that it's not a serious hardware problem..... If you haven't tried booting to Safe Mode I suggest you try that. It'll load Windows with a minimum configuration that sometimes allows Windows to start when it can't be started normally. It may be a little technical but the tutorials are well explained and includes pictures.
Safe Mode see option one

When you boot the PC press and keep tapping the F8 key about every second until you see a black and white menu. From there you can select Safe Mode. More info and a screenshot:
Advanced Boot Options see #3

If you can start in Safe Mode you should be able to save your pictures, for example to a USB.
If not, there are other ways to rescue them, for example this way but it requires to install a program and burn a CD to boot from, or a USB:

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Hello everyone, I have a problem with my computer.
Whenever I try to start up my computer now, I hear a beeping sound when it gets to the starting windows screen. The logo on the windows screen does not appear and it seems to be stuck there.
When I shut down the computer and try to repair, the system still beeps, but it seems to get through the repair system after half an hour, says nothing is wrong, and then I was able to get onto my computer.
I have tried searching and some of the results were something is wrong with my BIOS (but I have never touched it so I don't think that could be the problem), my graphics driver is not displaying correctly(which I am able to see everything when it fails the repair so I think it is fine), or something happened on a windows update(which is what I am checking now).
I am kinda stummped as to what the problem could be. If you guys have any sugesstions as to what I can do to fix the problem, that would be great!

A:Computer beeping and stuck on starting windows screen

Also meant stuck, not start on starting operating system

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Hi friends

I have an MSI a6205 laptop, and have recently reformatted my computer to reset everything in it. My problem is this:
Ever since I re-installed Windows 7 my computer has been starting up, getting to the little 'Starting Windows' animation, then the screen turns off completely, with no back light (the fans and LEDs still function perfectly). The way I have been getting it to work is by turning it on, waiting for the screen to turn off, then tapping the power button and putting it to sleep, after a few seconds I hit the power button again to awake it, and the screen turns on and functions perfectly.

I know this isn't a hardware issue, because I also have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on the machine, and it works perfectly. It's just Windows 7 that is giving me this problem.

A:My computer screen turns off after the 'Starting Windows' animation :(

Is the power button configured to put laptop asleep (standby mode)? Or is it hibernation?
Default behavior is shutdown btw

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Hey everyone, I seem to have a recurring problem that I just can't puzzle out on my
own and need some help here.

A few months ago I had to replace my power supply unit, and at the same time decided to
upgrade my RAM and OS (moving from Windows Vista to Win 7).
Before I was running on 1 gig of DDR2 PC2-5300 667 MHz. I updated it to PNY 4 gigs
(also DDR2 PC2-5300). Computer kept restarting so I brought it down to 2 gigs - things
worked ok for a little while and then I started to have similar problems again. My PC
continually restarts itself randomly, Displays the Blue Screen after an hour or so of
operation and constantly freezes on the starting Windows 7 logo screen.
I have absolutely no clue where these issues could be coming from. All of the RAM seems
to be accurate spec wise and I don't believe the Power Supply to be at fault. Also, this is more recently, whenever I try to sync up my iPod with iTuens, my system also decides to restart itself randomly during the sync. Any help
on the issue would be GREATLY appreciated.

Below are additional PC specs:

- OS Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
- CPU, Intel Core 2 - (2) of them at 2.13 GHz
- 2 Gigs PNY RAM
- (any additional specs needed - please let me know!)

I'm out of ideas here; any suggestions would be very appreciated. Thanks!

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So i just built a new rig i got everything hooked up and i installed windows 7 ultimate x64. Here are the details.

Intel i7-3820 3.6ghz
Asrock X79 Extreme9
RAM G Skill 4x4gb ddr3
EVGA geforce gtx 680 2gb
Corsair HX 850
rosewill rnx-n250pce wireless network adapter

I got all the motherboard drivers and the video drivers installed then when i installed the drivers for my wireless network card and restarted and it froze on the starting windows screen.

I've been trying everything i can think of to fix this. I pulled the extra memory out, switched the power supply with one from another rig, switched the hard drive out for another one that i had.

after that, since it was a fresh build and nothing was saved on it i tried to reformat the hard drive and re-install windows, but the install disc also freezes on the starting windows screen.

so now i can't get it boot normally, in safe mode, from the disc or from another hard drive.

when i try and boot in safe mode it stops at ClassPNP.sys

please help guys im out of ideas.

EDIT: the start up repair also freezes when i try to use it.

A:Fresh built computer is freezing on starting windows screen

To try to save the current install you'll have to get a disk to boot to follow steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot for repairing Startup or System restoring.

Reset BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI to try install: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

If this fails go over the build to check for loose or faulty cables or connections.

Wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command from DVD using DISKPART At PC Startup

Test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+ for 5-6 passes or overnight.

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Hi all,

this is my very first forum post here, few people have recommended this site as a best W7 community on the internet.

I have problem with black screen(lag) between windows starting message and login screen, lag is about 10 seconds and its very annoying, here is the video so you can see the problem:

maybe this is normal? i have this install almost two years, i dont have to much programs, and i disabled almost all useless startup programs. I tried also disabling bootscan in my NOD32 antivirus but nothing changed.

Is there any solution for this? and can i post to you some logs or something?

Best regards

A:Black screen between Windows starting and login screen

It is Dell's factory install? Usually it is bloated up with some services and programs those are not needed. So you need to clean them up. Follow this guide:
Clean Up Factory Bloatware

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Please could someone help me,

Recently i had my LCD screen on my 'Toshiba Satellite c660-119' replaced because it had become cracked, so i got it fixed and now started up my laptop, it boots up fine goes past the toshiba inavations screen and then goes to the ''Windows starting'' screen, it loads up the windows animation logo and then just stops and freezes on that page, if i leave it there i can then hear the computer make the login sounds and it loading up programs ( the skype sound) but the screen is still stuck on the same page, its like the laptop is still running normaly but the screen is just frozen, so i turned it off and then loaded it in 'safemode' it loaded fine and i can use web stuff ect.. so i wrote this article, please if anyone can help me fix my screen freezing problem it would be great,

Laptop specs:

64 bit Windows 7 home premium,
3 GB of ram
i think its 500 HDD but im not sure,

Thanks in advance if you can help, i rearly need it fixed soon

Best regards
Nathaniel Richards

A:HELP: New screen on laptop, Gets stuck on 'Windows starting; screen

Hello and welcome to the forum Nathanielbot

*Try following the steps in the tutorial below.
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Post back what you've done for further suggestions.

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I'm pretty stumped here, this first happened after I was playing fallout 3 for a couple hours on my laptop and restarted the computer. On restart, after the "starting windows" screen I got a BSOD with bug check string SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION bug check code 0x0000003b..

After a couple times restarting and fishing around in safe mode, the BSOD is just replaced by a black screen. The keys and wireless work because the wifi light is on, and I can use the keys with my memory to turn the PC off even though I cant see anything...

I tried uninstalling graphics drivers with DDU in safe mode and I can boot in with windows basic, until I reinstall my drivers and restart the computer and I get the black screen again...

Might be worth mentioning I can swap hard drives with another HP notebook that share the same SATA connector. And they have no issues inter-operating...right now I am typing this from the computer that has the graphics issue, but with the HDD from the other notebook I don't use. It installed and runs all the drivers with no issues. And vice versa with the HDD in the other notebook

A:Screen is black after starting windows screen

To be clear, you are claiming the Windows Install on SATA HD #1 is only messing up on System #1, but works fine on System #2, but at the same time System #2's HD works fine with System #1?

That eliminates a lot and points to: RAM likely suspect, get a MEMTEST CD and run it on System #1, you can find that info here in tutorials.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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Hi everyone,

At present, I have a problem with my computer. It sometimes hangs when it's booting into Windows(Windows version: Win 7 Pro), but it rarely happens. When it occurs, on the
screen it just shows "Starting Windows" texts without the Windows logo animation. I'd like to figure out what could potentially cause this problem, so I made an experiment, which is setting up the WinDbg on another computer and turning on the debug
mode in my computer, and using a null-modem cable to do com port debugging. Hopefully I can get some clues from that.

After rebooting for about 900 times, it hung again and from the WinDbg, it revealed the last loaded driver was CLASSPNP.sys and the previous loaded driver was disk.sys. The
computer is equipped with two hard drives and the capacity for each is 500G. For some reason, I made these two hard drives totally reveal the capacity of 250G in the system by hard drive clipping. In addtion to that, this motherboard has RAID chips on it,
and its connecting way is through soc PCH sata port -> raid chip->hard drive. Another questionable point is that there is a PCIE to UART adapter card on the motherboard. I have a few questions : 

1. What do CLASSPNP.sys and disk.sys do while Windows is being loaded? Does it hang because it keeps waiting for devices' responses but somehow those devices just don't talk
back to the driver? If so, what can cause these devices to fail to respond to this driver?

2. Has anyone r... Read more

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I have an old hp (2005) that has xp installed on it. Just moved my pc from one location to another and now when starting up my pc, it stalls on the prompt screen...( f1, f9, f10) I was unsure if it may be my keyboard it maybe the keyboard connecter. Can someone help?

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hello all,
my computer was working fine then it suddenly shut off when i turned it back on it wont boot past the screen that comes on for my motherboard but i cant get into the bios let it set over night to let it cool same thing i have checked all the connections dont have a clue what went wrong computer is about 3 months old with p4 cpu 3.0 ghz #621 ecs rs400a motherboard 1 gig memory please help very frustrated

A:computer freezes at mobo screen

ty'spop said:

hello all,
my computer was working fine then it suddenly shut off when i turned it back on it wont boot past the screen that comes on for my motherboard but i cant get into the bios let it set over night to let it cool same thing i have checked all the connections dont have a clue what went wrong computer is about 3 months old with p4 cpu 3.0 ghz #621 ecs rs400a motherboard 1 gig memory please help very frustratedClick to expand...

First thing is to reset the BIOS, 2 most popular ways are to remove the onboard battery or with a jumper.

Once the BIOS is reset and if the problem persists, is to remove everything connected to the motherboard, such as sound cards and network cards, IDE devices such as Hard drives CDroms Floppy drives. power on the system and see if it boots up any further, if it does , start to add the devices back one at a time until the fault reoccurs, then you know whats causing it.

Most lockups at boot I have found tend to be caused by a faulty harddrive, or other IDE device.

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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 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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I have a Dell Dimension 8400 Desktop computer and whenever I start the computer up it goes to a blank black screen with a flashing bar in the top left hand corner. Usually it does this for a second and then continues to load but it jus stops there and the computer isn't working or anything. Yesterday it was fine and now its doing this. I don't know if its something really easy to resolve this or not but any help would be much appreciated

A:Black screen when starting computer...

Hi check link
If you decide to use FIXMBR [repair Master Boot Record] read warning of using FIXMBR if there is a virus present.
Best to run Virus scan first..if system starts up.

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Please could someone help me out with a dell laptop 64 bit os. It has a blank screen after start up and on start up goes to recovery start up but when it opens up the screen is blank and no desktop page is produced. I have posted before and no reply, any help would be appreciated.

A:blank screen after starting up computer

Do you see a cursor? Is it moveable?

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I recently bought an external hard drive and usually i remember to unplug it before i start my computer, however this time i forgot. this caused my computer to go to the "starting windows' screen when i booted it up at which point it stayed stuck there until i restarted the pc. at that point it came up with f11 boot menu, f6 quick flash etc. then goes to a screen saying "launch startup repair (recommended) and "start windows normally". If i press start windows normally it just goes back to the starting windows screen and stays stuck there regardless of me removing the external HDD. If i press launch startup repair it say's "startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically" and comes up with error code "0x0" for all ltests it performs which include check for update, system disk test, disk failure diagnosis. Root cause found: bad hard disk. restoring my system to and earlier date has no effect, and when i open command prompt it shows X:\windows\system32> even though my system had no x drive prior to this event (external hdd is still unplugged at this point). Entering UEFI and changing boot priority between AHCI P0: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3AO and AHCI P2: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-222, the only 2 options, had no effect on anything i mentioned above. This has always been an issue with my computer and is not unique to the HDD, ive just always remembered to unplug any usb's. I looked up a lot of fixes on another pc and didn't have any luck, a... Read more

A:Computer stuck at "starting windows" screen

I'm 90% sure all i need to do is get my pc to boot from the D: Drive instead of X: Drive im just not sure how to go about that

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I have windows 7 Home. I restarted my computer to complete an automatic update. After doing so, My computer would remain on the "starting windows" screen for hours.

Overnight, It did load up. However, when it did the was a message at the bottom right hand side of my screen that read: "This version of windows in not genuine" right above the time and date. I also could not click on the start up menu or anything on the task bar. The sound also was not working. There was a red and white "x" by my volume icon.

I had to press the power button on my SONY Vaio (my laptop computer). I loaded from the restore option (this was an option when the computer loaded back up. The other option was to start windows normally.). It did a test and restarted and remained at the same starting windows screen.

I then loaded the computer in safe mode. I tried to restore my computer to a certain date in System restore, but it told me that I did not have a point to start from. I scanned for viruses and etc. and found 1 threat then deleted it.

I am now starting in safe mode with network to see if this allows me to connect to the internet and maybe allow me to do system restore. It's moving very slow right now.

Later today, I plan to obtain a Windows 7 disk to wipe it completely. I do not want to do this, but at this point I Don't Know what to do. Please help me of you have another option.

A.J. Sellers

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I've searched the board, and although I've found some threads about similar issues, I haven't found a solution/fix I haven't tried yet. So here's my problem:

I have an Acer X1700, CPU is E2200, 4 Gigs of RAM and 1 HD WD640 SATA. No hardware has been changed since I've bought it.

What it does now is booting fine, and it goes as far as the animated Windows logo and then, it restarts. And does the same loop again.

I thought it'd be the HD, so I've mounted it on another machine, checked the integrity, and did a clean Windows 7 install. That didn't help.
I've also removed the BIOS battery. And ended up changing it for a brand new one. Still didn't help.
I did test the memory. First with both modules (2G x 2); then one by one. No results either.

The CPU fan is working fine, so I'd assume it's not a power issue but with these machines, you never know. And since it's a mini-tower and relatively old, I don't have an alternate machine to test each component 1 by 1.

Any input/idea at this point would be welcome.

A:Computer reboots after the "Windows is starting" screen


After all, I've changed the RAM and the CPU and that solved the issue.

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Hi, i was simply surfing through ESPN and youtube when I realized that my Laptop (Gateway NV79) was running quite slowly and then after a while it completely froze. I couldn't do anything, nothing i did would work . So unfourtunantly i had to hard shutdown it.
And here's what happened after i rebooted it, It comes up with two options
1. Start Startup Repair(Recommended)
2. Start Windows Normally

-I go to "Start windows Normally" and it goes to boot up normally, but then after the Windows 7 logo appears it just stays there and nothing happens
-I go Launch Startup Repair and it says loading files, but then it goes to a black screen with the logo Micosoft Corporation and nothing happens

-I tried F8 advanced boot but it doesnt do anything
-I tried safe mode with networking, it says loading files and please waitt but even after 10 mins it just stays the same
-I dont have win 7 CD
Please assist me if you can I am in dire need.

A:My computer wont get past the windows 7 "starting windows" screen

I think I would run memory and hard drive diagnostics. Maybe included in your BIOS (Setup) or Recovery partition or set of Recovery DVDs tools. Memtest86+ is a popular test. The hard drive manufacturer usually has the best diagnostics for it.

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For the last week my computer hasn't been starting up correctly Most of the time not even starting up. I press the power button and all that starts up are the fans (or at least thats what i think). The keyboard doesn't power up, nor does the monitor. My Monitor is a VG920, Motherboard is a A8N32-SLI, Videocard is a Nvidia 7600 GS with 512 RAM. If you need any more infomation from me ask o.O;;

A:Computer not starting up, Screen blank, Keyboard off

Power supply: Brand, model (if possible), wattage, amps on 12V rails (if you can see sticker - you need to open up PC)

When it wasn't "starting up correctly," what do you mean? What was happening?

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ok well what a weekend i had...had to deal with that earthquake and that damn power outage for 17 hours. but my problem is when starting up my computer after the power came back on, my screen just showed all these colored boxes on the screen...alot of them. i have a feeling the power doesnt work because my dvd drive and cd rom drive doesnt open when the computer is on. and note that when starting my computer all lights on the computer turns on.

the one thing i am not sure of is if my computer took in water, because it was such a humid day w/o any electricity i opened the window behind my computer. it rained a little and the screen got a little wet but from what i observed my computer did not. but it definetly could be a possibility.

if something got damaged would any of you have an idea with what i would have to replace?

A:computer not starting, multi colored screen?

It sounds like it could be the psu that has died!!!!

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Hey, so i've been having more problems with my PC and i hope you could help me cause of you being so helpfull last time. So this time i've been having a worse problem than the pc crashing while using it. Now my Computer won't even start, when i do turn on my PC it goes past the manufactor part and gets into what i call the windows boot (Where you see the spinning wheel and it gets to your login page) But this time, the computer just does not get past a part of the loading. When you gett to the spinning white wheel my Computer just gets stuck on that screen, the wheel spinns but nothing happens. After 30-60 Min the computer turns itself off and if i try to start it again the same problem happens again. I cannot boot into safe mode cause i can't get so far into the boot that i am able to do so.

Thanks, Vikdal

A:Never ending loading screen starting my computer

Hi Vikdal,

Are you able to go into the BIOS? If you can could you please let me know what the 3.3v, 5v and 12v values are currently?
Do you have recovery media from which you can boot? I would like to know what format your boot drive is, MBR or GPT, so I know what steps we need to use.

I would almost say that you're lucky, as I'm currently reading how the startup & shutdown process of Windows works internally

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I installed Windows 7 from scratch on my laptop. I haven't changed any of the defaults in terms of the Power options in the Control Panel. Almost every time I close my laptop, and then open it, Windows "Resumes" and after I log back in, the machine promptly BlueScreens. VERY annoying. I have looked at the Device Manager already, and don't see any devices requiring attention. I am attempting to attach a zipped version of my last BlueScreen .dmp file. If anyone knows how to analyze this file, I would really appreciate it if you could let me know what the offending driver is...

Also, if anyone is able to give me step-by-step "dummy" instructions on how to analyze these files myself, I would really appreciate that as well! Thanks!



A:Blue Screen When Starting Computer from Sleeping

In your case the crash doesn't directly pinpoint a driver. There's a way to enable a particular mode of OS operation so that the next crash (minidump) may hopefully reveal more:

1) Run this on an elevated (run as admin) CMD prompt: VERIFIER /FLAGS 1 /ALL
2) Reboot.
3) Monitor the situation and upload any subsequent minidumps.
4) Once the investigation is completed, revent to default operation: VERIFIER /RESET

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When I go to turn my computer on it can't get to the windows loading screen it just stops on a blank black screen. I have/will upload a video of it happening to illustrate what is happening since I might not have described it well.

I can't post videos due to my post count but if you want to see it just PM me.

The last thing I remember my computer doing before it turned off was a virus scan then a few minutes later a blue screen with some white writing coming up so I rebooted and this happened. I have tried using my Windows CD to repair it but it hasn't worked. I can't get into safe-mode because it just stops on the black screen with white writing (Sorry for all these un-techincal names xD).

I was wondering if anyone knew what was happening? Ideally i'm looking for a fix for this so I can back-up some of my files onto an external harddrive then I want to reformat.

Thanks, Ash

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My mom's computer is a Compaq FS7600. It has Windows 2000/XP on it. When she turns the computer on all it does is goes to a black screen, she said it doesn't even show the blinking cursor. We've tried the F8 over and over, but it still only comes up to a black screen. What can we do?

A:Starting computer leads to black screen.

need lots more info than what u've posted, like is it windows 2000 or windows xp, what model compaq is it? the fs7600 is a flat screen monitor. have u made sure all connections r tight etc? have u tried using a diff monitor 2 see if it boots? does it make any beeps when u turn it on? any & everything u can find 2 post is usually more helpful than just a cry in the dark lol

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Hi Guys, at long last i think i might get this sorted with some decent help. I run xp 2003 and sp3 and have done for a while now with no problems. Also i was running avg internet security 9 with no problems. It all went wrong when i renewed avg and upgraded to the new 2011 via there website. The download removes the old one and installs the new version all goes well it loads up on the start menu and then avg asks that it needs to be restarted for the changes and settings to take effect. When the system starts back up and proceedes to the blue scroll bar screen it was then just hanging there for a very long time and sometimes not moving on ever again. Eventually when i had got it to boot back up everything looks fine and works. You get the same problem every time upon system restart.

I thought right ill uninstall avg to which i had no look with solving the problem. Ive tried repairing xp from the disk and it has the 34 minute hang up error. Eventually hours later it continues with the repair but once done i still have the same problem. So then backed up my date and did a format of the partition and a reinstall which seemed to work. As soon as i installed the avg the problem came back. I decided to call the avg free helpline and thought omg to be honest why do i bother they were no help just told me avg was working. Maybe but but my computer certainly isnt!!

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A:XP Stalling on Blue scroll bar screen

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

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

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

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A:Computer stuck on mobo splash screen and no keyboard

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duron 750
elements mobo w/onboard sound
via chipset
rage fury pro 32mb agp video card
64 megs ram


Everything was working fine. I haven't made any changes to my computer. At this time games won't play. For instance THE SIMMS. When the menu comes up and I select to play, the screen goes black. I have seen this posted on this board but the info does me no good. I have direct X 8 installed. My display adapter is current.
The one thing that did happen befor the problem is that my sound was choppy. So, I removed my sound device and reinstalled. That took care of the sound problem but my games won't play. So, I removed my display drivers and reinstalled. Same problem. What could be causing this black screen considering everything was running fine?

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when I start up my computer it goes directly from the asus loading screen to the uefi bios screen. when I try to exit out of the screen(save changes and reset or discard changes and restart) it goes right back to the uefi bios screen. it also isn't even a new computer like most people having this problem, I've been using it for almost a year already then when I tried resetting it it just went to the uefi bios screen instead.

A:stuck at uefi bios screen when starting computer

Can you enable boot menu which should allow you to press F-12 on startup to get boot options ?

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This morning when I woke up and turned on my computer instead of going into windows it started with a black screen a movable cursor. After about 10 minutes it finally loaded into windows but it was very slow, it took about 10 minutes to open Chrome and was nearly impossible to use.

I have tried start up repair and restored the computer but it didn't seem to work. It is still horribly slow.
Because this computer is only 2 days old I haven't gotten around to installing an antivirus yet but the only things I have installed so far are Steam, Team Fortress 2, Bandicam, Skype and Java. I do not believe I have been to any unsafe webpages either.

I tried going into Safe Mode and it seemed to be working faster but opening things like control centre still took longer than they should.

Also, I just noticed that after waiting nearly 10 minutes for Chrome to open in Normal Windows a popup has appeared saying "Your preferences file is corrupt or invalid. Google Chrome is unable to recover your settings." I am not sure if this has anything to do with what is happening but I have not experienced this popup before.

The computer did come with all of the disks and boxes of various parts.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you. I am also not sure if this is the right section as I'm not sure what is causing this problem, sorry.

A:Computer very slow, black screen with cursor when starting.

You found time to install all those program but couldn't find time to install something that is more important than any of them; a anti virus program.
After downloading all that stuff you could be infected or have a bunch PUP's.

I recommend going here to make sure you system is clean before doing anything else.

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I was using my laptop today and it suddenly showed a blue screen that said "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer". After this when i try to put my pc on, it gives me 2 options
1) Start windows normally- When i choose this it restarts and bring me back to the 2 options
2)Start windows repair- When i choose this, it starts to load files but they never load, it just freezes. (i waited for more than 2 hours)
I tried starting in "safe mode" and "safe mode with networking" but again it starts to load a lot of files and freezes on the last file which is windows/system32/sys/disk or something similar. What should i do?
Please help.


Im getting a blue screen that says "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer" Under that it says "MEMORY_MANAGEMENT". Im unable to start up my pc as when i turn it on it gives me 2 options
1) 1) Start windows normally- When i choose this it restarts and bring me back to the 2 options
2)Start windows repair- When i choose this, it starts to load files but they never load, it just freezes. (i waited for more than 2 hours)
I tried starting in "safe mode" and "safe mode with networking" but again it starts to load a lot of files and freezes on the last file which is windows/system32/system/disk or something similar. What should i do?
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A:Blue screen with message. Computer not starting. Urgent.

Hi and welcome to TSF what is the blue screen message you have mentioned

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Today I noticed my computer taking a very long time to load up. Something happened that it had to do a CHKDSK scan , I didn't go on any new websites today and I didn't download anything. This happened after I saw my computer was at the password screen, I don't remember turning it on though. It must have been at the password screen to log in for about 20 min or so. Ever since that my computer is barely able to load up.

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Hi. I recently started having a weird problem when I start up my computer... this screen comes up:

But the problem is... I don't have a password... It was working fine, every time I would start up my computer, it would just login automatically, right on to the desktop, now suddenly, that comes up first, and I have to click on it until it loads up and stuff... I was wondering if there is anyway to fix this so it just automatically goes to the desktop when I turn on my computer, automatically logs in.

A:[SOLVED] User login screen when starting up computer

Hmm, Try pressing CTRL + ALT + DEL twice at the screen and see what happens

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I recently moved my computer from 1 room to another and after i set it up and turned it on, a few seconds later it sounded like it turned off then on again then off again and on again. All this time the monitor stays blank and I've tried to plug the monitor into both the onboard graphics and the nvidia graphics card. Any help on the case would be greatly appreciated.


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I am not trying to install Windows 7, it came on my computer and has been working fine for over a year now. I restarted my computer a few days ago (after it had been working just fine) and now it will not load past the "Setup is Starting Services" screen. I keep getting the error message "Install Windos: The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click 'OK' to restart the computer, then restart the installation." I cannot figure out why it is mentioning anything about installing windows when it came on the computer and has been working until now. I have hit "ok" and it does nothing but come back to the same stuck point. I do not have a disk for this computer as it never came with one. It is a Toshiba Satellite L455D. I am posting on here from another computer that works fine, so just tell me what I need to do to the other one to get it running properly again. Thanks!

A:Computer is stuck on "Setup is Starting Services" screen

Are you getting similar symptoms when you boot into safemode(f8 on reboot). Are you wanting to save any data/files ?? if not then you can restore your machine back to factory (out of the box state) settings by pressing and holding down the zero key, release the key as soon as the recovery windows opens, you will be prompted with a few options the one you want to pick is 'box state' this process can take quite a while so be patient, also before doing you MUST make sure you have NOTHING plugged into your machine.. i.e .. mice/flashdrives etc...


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I recently upgraded my computer with a new power-supply and a new tower in order for more ventilation and to better support my graphics card with power. However, after doing this, I not only lost sound capabilities, but also lost the ability to play any games. I fixed the lack of sound by simply buying a cheap sound card. Whenever I start up a game, it'll run fine for about 5-30 seconds, but then the screen will freeze and everything pixelates into mostly green. The computer usually restarts itself at this time, but if it doesn't, then I've just been doing a hard shut-down. I've tried quite a few things, from wiping the hard-drive and completely reinstalling every driver and getting all the updates I can, to scanning my computer for viruses and the like, but haven't been able to find an answer. Everyone I've talked to about it has no clue whats going on. All other functions work fine, such as internet videos, etc.

I just bought an 850 watt power-supply, and my graphics card is an nvidia 9800 GT graphics card. The only problem I had before I upgraded was insufficient power, as with more advanced games (dragon-age origins) my computer would shut itself down after about 30-60 minutes, but would run all other games fine. Now however, it won't even run games like Warcraft 3 or Counter-Strike Source. I'm a little lost, so any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Computer freezes and screen pixelates after starting games...

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I was asked to install a new video card into a machine.
It worked flawlessly before I did anything.

Now, with the new video card, it can't get past the splash screen (where it says:"press DEL to enter setup").
DEL doesn't do anything. Neither does F8.

Took out the new card, put the old one back in.
the machine booted to Windows 8, no problems at all.

The card can't be broken, it worked like a charm on a different machine.
But it's misbehaving, alright.

speccy screenshot with the old video card:
I don't really know what the new card is. I haven't gotten any further than MSI, which is written on the thing. EDIT: The owner just told me it's a nVidia 550 GTX-TI

How can a video card cause this?

EDIT: found a thread on another forum with someone having the exact same problem(different machine, though): Link

Could it be a (in)compatibility issue I am looking at?
How can I rule this out?

A:Solved: Computer freezes at BIOS/MoBo splash screen.

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Hi all,

I am using a HP laptop and have got windows xp OS installed. recently i have started facing some unsual problems at the start up. when i turn on my laptop it goes fine till the " windows is strating up ...." screen and then freezes. sometimes i was able to get to the logon screen and the screen gets forzen thr as well. I tried booting with the safe mode but get stuck at the start up screen again. i even tried booting with the win xp cd to do a windows repair but it comes up with a blue screen saying: problem with win2k services try disabling the caching or shadowing and reboot.

i wonder how cud i possibly get rid of this?

can anyone plz help me with this?

thank you very much,

A:screen gets frozen at the " windows is starting up...." screen

Sounds like a system file is missing or corrupt. Have you tried entering the Bios and changing the boot to CD? That way you could do a repair using your Windows disc.

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I recently decided to order parts and build my first computer (here are the parts):
(I bought two of the memory packages for a total of 4GB, I also thought that the parts were compatable)

I assembled the parts and I thought the only error I might have made was in connecting the power supply to the components. However, when I pressed the power button all the lights and fans went on and I know the disk drive was working. Using a HDMI connection (and I tried VGA), the monitor remained blank. No bios came up and there was no beeping or shutting off or over heating.

Does anyone have any advice? I would really appreciate it.

A:Blank screen first time starting computer (no beeps,no bios)

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I am new to this site. My computer seems to freeze often. Unfortunately, a freezing episode occurred during a windows update, so I turned off my computer even though it says "do not turn off your computer". Ever since I did this, when I try to turn on my computer, the BIOS loading bar goes to about 4/5 the way before it stops and goes into a black screen with a white cursor on the top left. I also cannot access safemode by repeatedly pressing F8. What is wrong with my computer?
Thank you.

A:Starting up computer leads to black screen with white cursor on top left.

Please do the following.
Instructions for a Windows 7 Repair installation.
A Windows 7 Repair Installation will require a installation disc.
If you do not have a Windows 7 installation disc you can download a free legal ISO image of Windows 7 SP1 at  Windows 7 Forums.  You will need to download the same version of Windows 7 that you have installed,  This image is hosted by the Digital River store which is an official distribution partner of Microsoft.  This is a genuine untouched image which is safe to download. 
Attention:  If you do have a Windows installation disc, skip Part A and go to Part B, Step 1b.
Part A, Steps 1a - 6a
How to burn ISO image using Windows Burn Disk Image.
Notice:  This applies only to Windows 7 and Windows 8, earlier versions do not have this.
1.  Place a blank CD or DVD in the tray of your optical drive and close the tray.
2.  After you have downloaded the ISO image you want to burn right click on the Start orb, then choose Windows Explorer.
3.  When Explorer opens click on Downloads in the left pane.  Scroll down till you find the ISO file you want and double click on it.  Click on Burn Disk Image.
4.  In the image below you will see Disk burner:, this should be set to the optical drive you want to use.  Click on Verify disc after burning if you want to Windows to verity the disc image after burn.  C... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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When rebooting, I have the black screen with windows starting logo.  
Some back ground.  Wife has complained for a few months about periodic freezing -- in browsers (Firefox and Chrome) as well as MS Office applications - requiring reboot.  A couple weeks ago, noticed the Conduit/Connect browser and then one day she had rebooted and got the System Repair.  Since then I have tried several things.  Normally run Norton 360 and have run AdAware and Malwarebytes.  
Also had noticed what appeared to be corruption of our single User Account.  Lightroom would not start.  Chrome would not start -- unless using Run as Administrator.  I remember some odd look to WIndows Explorer - like folders missing.  I created a new user account and it seems to have eliminated the issues starting Lightroom, Chrome, etc.
I have been searching these forums and trying things, but unable to resolve.  I have loaded MiniToolBox (attached below) and tried to load Speccy -- but that is giving me an error "CPU dll init failed (error 2)! Some information will not be displayed!".  When I click through, CPU, RAM, Motherboard and Graphics each have a message "Cannot initialize SPC dll".  The link is also below.  
Please help.
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 13-07-2013
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A:Freezes on Windows Starting screen

1 Drive c: (OS) (Fixed) (Total:243.94 GB) (Free:19.9 GB) NTFS
You are walking the line re the amount of free space required on the Windows partition...which may be a factor in your problems.
Please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
Appears to me that your lack of adequate free space on C:...produces the error re Speccy.  Moving some files from C: may correct that.  General consensus is that 15% of C: partition needs to be free space.

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My brothers Acer Aspire one was working jus before Christmas and one day I went to turn it on and it loads up to the black Windows screen (the one with the loading bar and xp logo) it ticks over for a little while then a blue scren flashers up with writing on it (it disapears too fast to see what it says). Then it goes to a black screen that says that there was an error and it gives me a choice to load the safe mode ect and then an option to load last working settings, thats great but that doesnt work either. I cant loadn safe mode as it starts to load the drivers and all that and just frezes. I thought it may be the boot files but not sure how to re-install it as it has no cd drive and he would rather not loose his data. Please help and advice would be great.

Thanks alot


A:Blue Screen When starting up Windows Xp

keep hitting f8 on start up


( go to cmd option)

give that a wiz

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So my wife's computer suddenly refuses to boot, and hangs on the Starting Windows screen. Have tried a number of things found in threads on various sites:

I CAN boot into Safe Mode w/ Networking. Ran MalwareBytes, Windows Defender and Spybot S&D. No issues found.

Ran System File Checker tool (SFC) - found no issues

Tried to Repair function -- no issues

Tried to restore back to a couple of system restore points from the last 2 weeks (she shuts down every day or two, so thought that at least would have worked). No help.

Tried to do a Clean Boot (only Microsoft Services enabled). Still hanging...

Tried Last known good configuration from the F8 startup menu... No luck...

What next??? Any help appreciated!

A:Win 7 Stuck on Starting Windows Screen

Repair install maybe?

Repair Install

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Hey everyone,

So today I was using my computer as normal, a friend had asked for me to restore his iPhone and jailbreak it. Seems straight forward enough. Ended up getting stuck in a recovery loop, blah blah. Figured I would just restart my computer to start off a fresh boot. Smart? Apparently not so much. I rebooted, left the computer, came back 20 minutes later and it was still rebooting. After finally making it through, a little convenient pop-up told me that my sound drivers could not be loaded. Went to click OK, and the mouse drivers evidently also weren't loaded. As were the keyboards, and network drivers. Absolutely nothing I/O, or for lack of a better term "everything you can plug in" was non-responsive.

Displays were working, and I could hear my GPU fan running with my custom fan speed, so the video drivers loaded okay. But everything else seemed to colossally fail. I notice the lights and such on my keyboard and mouse turning off as soon as the Starting Windows screen comes up

The keyboard, mouse, etc all work during boot, so it's not a hardware problem. Also, the problem is still there during safe mode. I tried a system restore, but both points that were listed failed.

I'm stuck. I haven't gotten stuck on a computer problem in years, I'm always the person people come to for this, and wow. I'm stumped. In theory the solution would be to just start from scratch with a format, but I need to back some stuff up. Can't re... Read more

A:All I/O devices die upon Starting Windows screen

Does everything work ok in Safe Mode by any chance?

If so, its definitely not hardware. If not, I would say something is going on with your overclock, or a power supply issue if not the motherboard itself.

Have you tried resetting BIOS to default values to see if that makes any difference?

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Hello, this is my first attempt at posting for help, some of the communications seems above my computer lingo, so I will enjoy this learning experience immensely...

Running Windows XP on a Dell Optiplex 745, have Norton Antivirus, but when it did not detect or remove browser redirect virus I tried AVG free, then bought the $39 one year thing after which this progressively got worse.

We started with pop ups for servads, tried to remove rivalgaming to no avail, computer froze in middle of removal and shut down into what seems like overheating complete with high speed airplane noise exhaust fan... And then continued to do repeat that problem during computer use; sometimes a few minutes into opening a browser window (we use chrome) and sometimes an hour or two into opening a browser window.

I'm frustrated because I've paid for two services, neither of which could isolate, contain, remove or stop progression of this prob, though I've run scans and fixes on both programs worried that the processor load was too high. And not sure I only have one problem... Followed message "Healing action failed with error 0xe001002" from AVG scan log onto Google search to this website. Led me to a Police Virus thread, but problems don't seem similar enough to be that... Of course I'm not an expert either...

Trying to decide, should I deactivate or remove one or both of the two, Norton and or AVG (my husband says most of the tech people he knows love it), and ... Read more

A:Black screen after starting windows normally

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Trial)

Database version: v2012.10.23.05

Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86 NTFS (Safe Mode/Networking)
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
Summer :: OFFICE [administrator]

Protection: Disabled

10/23/2012 11:51:08 AM
mbam-log-2012-10-23 (11-56-17).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 223520
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 51 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 41
HKCR\CLSID\{75EBB0AA-4214-4CB4-90EC-E3E07ECD04F7} (PUP.FunMoods) -> No action taken.
HKCR\funmoods.funmoodsHlpr.1 (PUP.FunMoods) -> No action taken.
HKCR\funmoods.funmoodsHlpr (PUP.FunMoods) -> No action taken.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{75EBB0AA-4214-4CB4-90EC-E3E07ECD04F7} (PUP.FunMoods) -> No action taken.
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{75EBB0AA-4214-4CB4-90EC-E3E07ECD04F7} (PUP.FunMoods) -> No action taken.
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{75EBB0AA-4214-4CB4-90EC-E3E07ECD04F7} (PUP.FunMoods) -> No action taken.
HKCR\CLSID\{78919608-B066-4B5A-B24... Read more

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I seem to have a odd issue with my laptop. Sometimes when i boot into windows there would be a blank screen with a mouse cursor after the starting windows screen. I would have to wait for approximately 5 minutes for it to show up my logon screen. I've been having this issue since the start of the year and have attempted to solve it but they have been unsuccessful. Things i've tried:Reformat Windows (Did it 4 times)Purchasing a SSDReduced the start-up items(barely any)Also i made a topic awhile back but it was never really solved.

A:Blank Screen after starting windows

You can try to analyse which program/system activity is causing the boot so slowly with the program Soluto.

// Edit:

I'm thinking/suspecting that something that comes with your Windows7 installation (the manufacturing installation) or a program like an AV you installed all the times you have reformatted it.

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My computer just stops on the "Starting Windows" screen.
Sony VAIO VGN-250E

Here's what happened:
I ran WAT Fix(Activator thing) but then I ended the process. So I ran another instance of WAT fix. Then it automatically restarted my computer.
Then an error saying that ntkrnlmp.exe is corrupt or missing kernels comes up.
So I run startup repair from my windows 7 repairs cd and it repairs the ntkrnlmp.exe.
It fixes it.

But today, I was just browsing the web and the computer just turns off like randomly. So, I start it back up but not it says Windows has failed to startup.
I tried putting in the Windows 7 Recovery Disk, but it cant even get past the Loading Screen with the bars on it.
I tried Hiren's Boot CD and load up Mini Windows XP and that can't even get past the Loading Screen.
So I try using PartedMagic from the Hiren's BootCD but that's the only thing that is able to boot up on my laptop.
Pretty much, I can only use a linux off a bootCD right now.

A:Can't Get Past Starting Windows Screen

WAT Fix is a tool designed to bypass the Windows activation process, per .From the forum rules:"No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences."My interpretation is that your use of this tool...constitutes a clear violation of the above enunciated forum policy.If you have any questions about this matter, please contact me via PM.This topic is now closed.Louis

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The other night i was on my laptop looking around when it randomly shutdown on me. Now when i tried to start my laptop up i get this black screen Windows had installed some stuff that afternoon i do not know if this is the cause of it. I can not start up in safe mode or anything. When i start up in safe mode it gets stuck at a driver then goes to tried to boot up then i get this blue screen thats there for about half a second then my laptop restats its self. That is what happens every time i start up my laptop. Except when i use startup recovory thats just takes me to the black screen

A:Black Screen After Windows is Starting

Since the startup recovery failed, I would think that the next step would be a repair install...unless you have a backup image that you can restore from.

EDIT: Before trying the above, I can recall some saying that running the startup recovery multiple times might maybe 3 times.

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I'm having computer issues, can't get it started. Happened randomly a couple days ago.
Doing a Normal startup, or booting from the Windows 7 cd it will get so far as the Starting Windows screen, the Microsoft copy-write shows up briefly greyed out some, and just sits there. In Safe Mode, it loads everything seemingly, lastly avgidsha.sys, then sits on Please wait...
I have narrowed it down to hot the HDD or memory. I've put another HDD with Windows 7 on it, getting the same results. The MemTest 86+ cd actually loads and runs, came up 100% with no errors.
Other suggestions that I have found use bootable CDs that want to start Windows first. The Windows 7 CD, Windows Defender Offline, Windows Recovery disk all get stuck at the same place as the HDD, the Starting Windows screen.

I'm at a loss, so any help would be appreciated...

Intel i7
Asus A8N SLI Deluxe
Antec 900 PSU
Western Digital HDD

A:Stuck on Starting Windows screen

So you cannot do a reinstall?

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Computer is running and the starting windows logo comes up but then screen goes black on my toshiba p770

A:Screen goes blank after starting windows

Boot to safe mode. If the screen works normally (doesn't turn black) in safe mode then is a corrupt driver for your video card (safe mode loads the generic windows driver not the one for your specific card). Go into the device manager under display adapters and right click your display adapter and click uninstall. Now reboot normally. Windows will detect the display adapter that is install and reinstall the driver for the device. It may ask you to reboot again. Upon this reboot if the problem persist then the driver is completely corrupted. You will need to go online and download the most up to date drive for your device and install that. You can go online if you boot safe mode with networking.Regards,John Ryan | Tech Support

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Yesterday, I was using my laptop on my battery and when I opened up a game, it said something about the sound card not found and then shut off the laptop. I had my sound disabled because it was in battery mode but it never did that before. I tried starting my laptop this morning and now it won't work. It stays stuck at the 'Windows is starting up....' Screen and freezes on it. It restarts itself but with no avail.I've searched for solutions such as booting up the laptop in safe mode but it freezes on the same screen for any of the safe modes. I've seen the threads where I can use my XP cd to boot it up but it didn't come with one. If the laptop is broken, I would like to get the files stored onto it. The things I installed recently on the laptop was a xp theme downloaded off the web, theme for firefox, and an emulator.My laptop is a Sony vgn-sz120p and I have Windows XP 3. I would like to have this resolved asap because I am a college student and I need to access some files due for my course at the end of this week. Thank you so much for anyone that can offer help/advice!Edit: I've tried removing all but one stick of ram to see if it would change anything but nothing either.I have 'Microsoft Windows Recovery Console' that boots with Windows XP asking me to pick either one. I can log into C:\Windows but I'm not sure where else to go from there.Also, I found that some people had problems because of a corrupted registry so I am go... Read more

A:'Windows is starting up' Screen Freezes

Press F8 before you get to the Windows logo and select "Disable Automatic Restart" option. Then boot into normal windows. It should show you the blue screen error that is causing it to restart. Post the error message here.

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I am running a Linux OS right now and am trying to install windows 7.
I turn on he computer and run off the disc. It let's
me load off the cd but can't get past the starting windows screen. Above the
starting windows is a spot of color but no other graphic.
What do I do from here?

A:Can't get past starting windows screen

Update your system specs. The link is in my profile. We can't help much if we don't know what hardware you own.

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I recently installed Windows 7; After starting up my windows, in the part with "Starting Windows" and at the bottom "Microsoft Corporation" i notice that my screen is too dark, it looks like a black screen and you wouldn't notice the logo if you didn't pay attention with it, but after that, when the windows start up into password entry, everything is fine.

It's a minor problem but is there a way to change that? I want to watch the part of Windows 7 logo where all 4 orbs unite into Windows 7.

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hi there, trying to start windows 7 but all i get is a blank black screen with the cursor that moves, nothin else. i can press the f2 f8 options at the start but i have been through every option on the f8 menu - safe mode and so on but it still ends up at the black screen no matter what. my last hope was to download a startup repair disc but even with this i still get the same screen, it loads up all it needs to then just goes to the black screen with cursor. theres no way of restore it wont let me, no way of repair, roll back, safe mode, ctrl alt dlt or esc just stuck. any help is really appreciated thanks

A:Black screen on starting windows 7

Hi windows7s and Welcome to TSF,

You do need the Startup Repair CD or the Installation DVD in order to proceed with this issue. When you put the CD/DVD in and rebooted, did you ever get the "Press any key to boot cform CD/DVD..." ?

It sounds to me like you didn't get that message and that it went straight to the black screen again. In that case, you need to modify the BIOS settings to allow the CD/DVD drive to boot before the HDD.

Press DEL during startup.
Look around for BOOT Priority/Boot devices, make sure CD/DVD is set to 1st boot.
Reboot, and press a key when prompted.

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I really have a problem installing windows xp again on my other computer. Whenever i turn on the computer it loads on to a blue screen and it says
" Setup is being restarted ......" Then it goes on to a black screen with a cursor on it. It won't let me do anything it just lets me move my cursor around. I also tried it in safe mode and it also goes on a black screen with safe mode words on it and it won't let me do anything. I even took out the win xp cd installer and it still does the same thing. Please can anyone help me in easy steps? I appreciate for your help!!!

A:Need help starting Windows Xp. It goes on a black screen. Please i need help!!!

It seems like i have solved the problem thanks alot!!!

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I just unboxed a hp pro 3000 sff pc that has windows 7 on it. it starts to boot up but after the window starting screen appears the monitor goes black and stays that way. i let it sit for 15 min but it still stays black. i went into the bios and tried to change the video options for memory and wether to us the onboard or a pci card. tried to boot into safe mode but it would come up that i could not complete setup in safe mode. i have not even started the intial setup on this pc. i am using the vga connection and do not have the ability to use the dvi connection. not sure what else to try


A:no video after starting windows screen

Your best bet would be to pick up the phone and get HP support to help you since its brand new.

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I was reffered to this forum after being helped by Broni. PC was stuck on Starting windows screen but now after going thru several things with Broni the computer automatically goes into repair mode when I start it and select start windows normally. After it goes thru repair steps it says it cannot repair.

A:Stuck on Starting windows screen

Im not sure if your replying to the right string but I looked in the BIOS and everything in there looks fine. Maybe some instructions to what you are looking for or what I need to do would be nice.

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I don't have the installation CD anymore. Any other way to fix this? And what might be the cause?

A:Black screen when starting windows XP

We need a lot more information.
When you start your computer, do you get the computer logo? Or the POST DOS like screen that lists the hardware? Can you boot into Setup (Bios)?
Or when you start the computer is it totally black? Have you tried a different monitor? Do you plug your monitor into the onboard VGA in the back of the computer up higher in the case by the USB ports? Or do you have a separate Video card lower in the case? If a Video card, try re-seating it into the motherboard.

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I start Windows XP Home edition on my eMachines T2200, but it hangs on the 'Windows is starting up' blue screen. I started in safe mode [with networking], and it seems to load perfectly, but when I shut down properly [from safe mode] and restart, it hangs [30 minutes now on 2nd try], and no response from keyboard.

Any suggestions?

A:XP HANGS ON 'Windows is starting up' screen

hmm.........if you have your windows xp cd, bootup with it. but first you will need to go into the bios and change the first boot device to "cdrom." save settings and exit the bios and your computer should boot to the cd.

then on the main console choose repair and the comp is gonna ask you for an admin password. if you dont have any, just simply hit enter and it will skip it. then on C: type in "chkdsk /r" without the "" and make sure there is a space between chkdsk and /r. after this is done, type in "fixboot" or "fixmbr" doesnt matter and both are the same. this will fix your master boot record. then reboot the computer and see if you can log into windows ok.

if not, try checking your hdd for any errors. go to the manufacturer's website of your hdd and download the diagnostics utility. you will need to bootup with it just like the windows xp cd and when you do, follow the on screen instructions and check your hdd for any errors.

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I've been running windows vista for 3-4 weeks now but now it has gone terribly wrong

When I turn on my computer I get a blank, black screen

I've turned my computer off many times by holding the power button down to make the beginning menu give me an option of whether I want to run windows in safe mode or normally when I turn the computer back on

I have chosen all of the different modes of booting windows (like safe mode) but after I select to start windows I just get shown a blank screen

I know there is not a fault with my vga cable that is connecting my pc to my tv nor my graphics card because I can see the options at the beginning menu and can also see the vista 'loading bar' at the bottom of the screen when I initially turn my pc on.

My LCD screen that is hooked up to my computer occasionally shows a blank screen when my wireless keyboard doesn't get used for a while or doesn't work but this cannot be the problem because the keyboard works when I select the option for trying to start windows.

My hard drive is the primary device on which to boot from and I have no idea if windows does start properly and I just cannot see the interface

The beginning menu that I talk about, I can only use a keyboard and it has the colour scheme of windows command prompt

Forgive me if I do not use the proper terms but I have not encountered a problem like this before

A:Blank Screen When Starting Windows

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I tried repairing by booting to the vista cd that comes with laptop but after loading files it goes back to black screen last time i tried it turned blue.what should i do?please help

A:Windows not starting Black screen

Try System Restore through the Startup Repair tool:

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I have a Gateway laptop. For the past couple of weeks I have been trying to get onto the laptop, but it stops at the blue screena and is says Microsoft Windows XP Windows is starting up...... but then just sits there. It does not do anything else. Please help. What do I need to do. I miss my laptop.


A:Blue Screen, Windows is starting up

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Got home today and went to turn on my computer and made it onto the desktop as normal, only for it then to freeze up. I leave it for a couple min to hopefully unfreeze itself but it BSODs and reboots. Then it makes it to the 'Starting Windows' screen with the windows logo on but just hangs there for what appears to be infinitely (in reality it appears to be about 10-20mins before rebooting itself).

So I turn it off and try again, this time it brings up the screen saying windows wasn't shut down properly and gives me the choice of startup repair or starting windows normally. If I choose to start normally, it does the usual hanging on the logo screen, then eventually reboots and on the 'loading operating system...' page it then tries to boot from CD Drive, which it is incapable of and just sits there. If I choose to repair startup then the I get a 'loading files' bar which completes then brings up a green moving bar with Microsoft corporation written by it, similar to the XP loading bar, then the screen goes black for a few minutes, then a slightly enlarged cursor appears in the screen which I can control but do nothing with. The screen appears to stay like this indefinitely.

I have tried booting through safe mode, last working config etc and none work, safe mode for example generates a load of commands on screen and then will just hang.

Any help would be much appreciated

A:PC won't get past 'starting windows' screen

Hiya look in your manual how to access system recovery,then choose system restore,possibly F8 on start up

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so yesterday i instaled " Smart Defragger 2 " and started a defrag ... after 25mins it finished and my computer worked normally, also i used Driver Booster to update some drivers ( about 5 updates ) i shutdowned my pc and as i started him today it blue screened about half an minute after it says " Welcome " and i can see the dekstop... at blue screenit says : 0x000000F4 ( ox0000000000000003 , 0xFFFFFA80008C97B30 , 0xFFFFFA80008C97E10 , 0xFFFFF8003F8A470 ) i really don't know what to do, i runing windows 7 ultimate x64 and i am in safe mode right now any help what i can do ?

A:Blue screen, after starting windows

well; for one thing you should never use programs like driver booster as most of the time it can do more harm than good as it may install updates that are not meant for your hardware setup(motherboard, etc.). To fix this; i would try seeing if you can do a system restore while in safe mode Click start, programs, accessories, system tools, then system restore. Hopefully listed there; there should be a restore point BEFORE you installed either the driver booster or smart defrag.Click on that and follow the steps shown on screen to hopefully restore your system. If it does not work or if that restore point is not there; post back and we can go from there.

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hi everyone,

I have a problem with my computer(vista)

I starded my pc and on the screen it says: Safe mode
Start windows normal
I have triied everything and it still come: first it loads for a long time and then
a black screen comes with the mouse. xs

Can some one help me?

thanks for advance!

A:Black screen after starting windows

Have you experienced any infections lately? Can you boot into Safe Mode?

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I have a PC with Windows 7. A few days ago, it popped a bluescreen and ever since the PC got stuck in Starting Windows Screen, but the sound of Windows initializing is heard. I am able to go to Safe Mode, and the following error was given to me:

Event Problem: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Region ID: 2070

Aditional Information:

BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA800BA24010
BCP2: FFFFF880053A5700
BCP4: 0000000000000004
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Thanks for you attention.

A:Stuck at Starting Screen (Windows 7)

amportugal, welcome to the forums. First try clearing your cmos and reseating your ram and graphics card. Please fill in your system specs and some more help will be offered for your error/BSOD.

System Specs

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Found the problem to be my microsoft laser mouse 5000. Installed new intellipoint drivers from microsoft for win 7 64 bit. Screesaver works fine now. Hope this will help anyone

A:Screen saver not starting in windows 7 64 bit

Ty for the information, was very nice of you.

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One day laptop boot start as a normal startup, but rather at a vaio startup recovery. i let it complete. i was kinda harddisk check..
after restart my laptop is going through a restart loop, such that vaio screen->starting windows., then restart...
safe mode. it hangs while loading files.
i tried repair.,. using windows 7 DVD. on "repair my computer", it hangs at blue screen...
on "install now", it stucks at blue screen...
it also hangs at UBUNTU LIVE using usb stick.,. (when it loads its files)...

some repair guy told me that it harddrive is gone, and it needs to be replaced...
i then removed its bad sectors using "hdd regenerator 2011"., which regenerated around 66 bad sectors...

it resulted in ending its "restart loop",. but it freezes at "starting windows" screen.,
rest of the problems are same,.i.e with safe mode, repair my computer,. install now and ubuntu live...

my data is more than important......., i can't even think to live without it... its not backed up anywhere..

why it's being shown in bios,. and hdd regenerator scaned through all 500 gb size.,, if harddrive is damaged. .,

plz help me out guys., i'll be so thankful to you

A:Stuck at Starting Windows Screen

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someone please reply with solution...

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I wondered whether someone could help. My dell 1545 laptop is refusing to start up, saying windows 7 has a problem, the screen is blank. Have tried everything booting up in different modes. It has happened before and the laptop seemed to just retify it on it's own. The only other problem with it at the moment is the battery is dead so am using the mains to power the computer - have ordered a new battery. It runs on 64 bit OS.

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The problem started a few days ago where I start up my laptop and it will do one of two things, either come up with a black screen with nothing on it (sometimes just the cursor) or stay on the 'Welcome' screen for ages pretending it's loading.

It gets past the booting screens, just the Windows part of things is where it has trouble, i've had a Blue Screen come up once and i've added the error message below. I've also attached the .dmp file that it mentions in the message if anybody could look at this.

Im using 32 bit Windows Seven and have just added an extra gig of ram, unsure if this is anything to do with it. When I removed this extra RAM the problem persisted.

I would really appreciate it if anybody could help me out as it's getting frustrating.

Thanks a lot, Chris
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1000007e
BCP1: C0000006
BCP2: 82EF2E5C
BCP3: 8E83BA2C
BCP4: 8E83B610
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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A:Blank screen when starting windows

Chris, it is very possible the RAM module is bad, and messing something up, though it is interesting it persisted after removal.

Lets try running MemTest with each RAM module:

Also, hit start and go to command prompt (right click, run as admin) and type: Check your RAM

sfc /scannow


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Many of the threads I have found on here regarding being stuck on the starting windows screen did not cover my issue. My computer was running very slow yesterday while I was playing a game, and my internet browsing was also slow. I started to shut it down for a quick restart and nothing really wanted to shut down, so I forced it down manually. Ever since then, the computer does not want to move past the starting windows screen.

It prompts me to either run the system repair or start normally. System repair takes me to a black screen, no cursor, and just sits there. Starting normally makes me stay stuck on the starting windows screen. No amount of time makes it move forward. I cannot get into my system to run an OS repair from the disk, I can't access Safe Mode, I can't log in to get administrator rights, I can't do ANYTHING. No amount of time letting it sit unused will make it "cool down" - I thought maybe my fans running a little hot and loud was a problem.

Can someone help?

Wanted to add as well - being as how I'm not very computer savvy when it comes to these things, I can't give you a good idea of what I'm running in the system. I built it through iBuyPower a few years back, and since I can't access anything on my system, I can't do any sort of diagnostic or system analysis to post that kind of information.

A:Stuck on Starting Windows screen

This is a very basic answer but a cure for your problems. If you have backed up your important files e.g. music, videos etc. then use your operating system disk to reinstall the entire system. You had your computer built for you, they would have sent a recovery disk or disks to reinstall the system with the computer (in most cases this is done with custom builds).

Find the first disk in the set (there maybe only one disk) pop it into the disk drive, force the computer to power down (hold the power button in for 5 seconds). Then power on the computer. When the boot screen appears press the key that allows you to choose which device to boot from and choose the disk drive. The boot screen will show the keys to press for just a few seconds. Like F12 for boot device. Not all BIOS versions use the same keys. Just look and note the keys that are referred to your boot screen. It may sneak by you the first time but once you have noted the correct key to press, you'll be all set for the next boot-up.

If you do not have that option then you need to enter BIOS by pressing whatever key will allow you to enter Setup or BIOS. Once you're in the BIOS chip (screen) you can change the boot order so the disk drive (optical drive) is in the first position. When you power on the computer the machine will look at your disk drive first and see the recovery disk. Once the disk information loads you'll be prompted with a few questions. My advise is always perform a new installation.

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I use windows 7 ultimate x64
Every time i switch on my comp a blue screen appears and when i restart the comp it displays the following problem

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA80047462F0
BCP2: FFFFF8800F1E1520
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000002
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
please help me solve this problem...

A:blue screen while starting windows

STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

This TDR BSOD is caused by a defective graphic card or RAM
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Please boot in safemode with networking and follow these instructions

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Yikes! Help
When I turned on my gateway computer (not sure if this is relevant) this morning it had a black screen on it with white lettering, (I have windows XP) it read:
'We apologize for the inconvenience, but windows did not start succesfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this. If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.
If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the power or reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows normally.'

Underneath that text are options that i can choose using the up and down arrows on my keyboard. They are Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Safe mode with Command Prompt, Last Known Good Configuration, and Start Windows Normally. I had chosen Start Windows normally, and it ends up giving me the regular windows xp loading screen with the loading bar, then a blue screen with text shows up in a flash, then shows a screen with the hp logo on it. Then it goes back to the black screen with the options. This also happens with the Last Known Good Configuration option. All of the Safe Mode options (with networking, with command prompt, and regular safe mode) when I have choosen to use the Safe Mode it goes to my desktop, but it wont allow me to get on the ... Read more

A:Help! Windows not starting/ black screen

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I recently installed SP2 via windows update on my laptop. After the initial install, everything appeared to be working ok. However, after doing further windows updates, my laptop fails to start up. It stalls at the "windows is starting up..." blue screen with the windows xp logo.

I was able to start it up in safe mode but only if I chose the administrator log in.

Any advice or suggestions on a solution to this problem would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Windows XP Pro Stalls at starting up screen

When you get in as Administrator in Safe Mode, have a look at the Device Manager; see if anything obvious is wrong there. Also, was your laptop XP or XP SP1 originally or had it been upgraded to XP from something prior?

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While playing a game, I left my PC, when i returned the screen was showing the desktop at the wrong resolution. There was no response when i attempted to use the mouse/keyboard (ctrl alt del etc.). So I turned the pc off and back on again manually. When the boot sequence reached the 'starting windows' screen, the loading bar filled and then the system froze. It continues to do this.

I have tried the hard drive in a friend's PC and it boots perfectly. Please Help!

The problem persists on a stripped system with hard drive connected and no sound card. Also i have tried changing the video card but no improvement.

My pc specs are:
Windows 2000 pro
amd athlon xp 2400+
K7 Triton 400 GA-7VA motherboard (VIA KT400 chipset)
512 mb cruicial ddr pc2100 ram
ABIT Siluro GF4 MX-8X
Soundblaster audigy 2
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I can't get past the Starting Windows screen.

My machine is:
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage III Extreme (USB 3.0, SATA 6Gb/s, 3X SLI capable)
Processor: Intel Core i7 980X
Motherboard Liquid Cooling by EK Waterblocks
Power Supply: 1.5 Kilowatt Silverstone Strider
Graphics Card: Dual 2GB GDDR5 ATI Radeon HD 5970 Liquid Cooled
Memory: 12GB Corsair Dominator GT DDR3 2000Mhz (6x 2GB) Tri Channel Memory
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Monitor: HP ZR30w

The motherboard bios is up to date, I've also tried the latest CCC (as well as older ones).

I can go into safe mode. If I delete all the ATI drivers (and run Driver Sweeper) then I can boot into normal mode. Once I install the latest CCC or just the DD the device shows the "Starting Windows" message and the windows logo and then freezes at the end and is stuck showing the logo and message.

If I use the ATI 9.12 DD then it shows a black screen after the Starting Windows. If I use 10+ then it just stays on the starting windows screen.

Any advice is greatly appreciated!

A:Stuck on starting windows screen

Does the pc boot up correctly if you use the drives installed by Windows updates?

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Any ideas on how to fix this?


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Is there a way to change the background image that displays during boot before it gets to the login screen?

A:Change the 'Starting Windows' Screen

click start and in the search box, type msconfig and press Enter. Now in the System Configuration Utility, click Boot, check NO GUI BOOT and click Apply and OK. Restart.

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