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Dell Computer PC will not load Windows install CD from computer crash

Q: Dell Computer PC will not load Windows install CD from computer crash

I have a two year old Dell PC with Windows 7. I got a virus in my computer that by phone and computer takeover Norton located in my MBR. When they cleaned it my computer will no longer boot up. Norton worked with me for three days on the problem but we were unable to fix the computer. I followed other web sites and repaired my MBR but it still will not boot up. I tried System Repair, Check point, Image, and Dell system restore and all failed. I have tried to use the Windows install CD and all I get is a black screen with a flashing cursor and then after 3 minutes the compute attempts to boot again and fails. I tried everything to try and wipe the drive from C prompt and it will not let me. I have very weak computer skills but I can follow directions and I have wiped a previous computer I owned. (I confirmed that my CD drive is working) I also should mention I have a second hard drive on my computer that I backed everything up to.

A: Dell Computer PC will not load Windows install CD from computer crash

See if you can reset the BIOS hardware/software connections and then clear the CMOS to access your Windows 7 install disc.
Resetting hardware/software connections in the BIOS and clearing temporary memory of corruption:Shut down and turn off the computer.
Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector (then remove the battery if it is a laptop).
"Remove the computer from any port replicator or docking station, disconnect
cables to printers or devices such as external monitors, USB memory sticks or SD cards, headset or external speakers, mouse or auxiliary keyboard, turn off WIFI and Bluetooth wireless devices." (Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC series - HP Customer Care (United States - English))
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds. This closes the circuit and ensures all
power from components is drained to clear the software connections between the BIOS
and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.
(If it is a laptop, plug the battery back into the laptop and then) Plug the computer back into the wall. Do not reconnect any unnecessary peripherals; monitor, keyboard,
and mouse should suffice and be the only peripherals reconnected.
Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware

Clear the CMOS:Use your system manual to find instructions for accessing the BIOS...
In the BIOS, go to the EXIT screen...
Choose load setup/optimized defaults...
Exit the BIOS...

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We just installed the new 1.6.3 flashbios and after the installation, Windows 7 is crashing with Unmoutable_boot_Volume.
This was tested on two laptops staged with SCCM and one out of the box.All using a LITEON SSD.
After check, it seems that the SSD is really slow, even for read access after installing the flashbios.Only way to use the laptop after that is to erase the SSD then reinstall Windows.

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Refurbished Dell D430 Laptop

2 Gb RAM
1.6 clock speed
80 mb hd
Wireless NIC
"Slim-something" external CD drive I have successfully used to install some software)

OEM Windows XP product key on COA label on bottom (that's what it boots on)
OEM Windows 7 Pro no product key on label on bottom

When I got the D430 (from the Salvation Army for like $50), it came with 2 identical documents. Each had a product key and COA number.

No recovery disk came with this Brontolaptopicus. A Windows 7 Office Pro disk with product key DID come with it. The laptop does not have a CD drive.
Downloaded Windows 10 Free Upgrade to laptop.
A couple of days later started upgrade: Clicked on Windows 10 Upgrade prompt on the bottom right of the task bar
Got a dialog saying "Downloading Windows 10 Upgrade"
Minimized the message.
Used Explorer to find Windows 10 upgrade .exe file that downloaded 2 days before.
Double clicked on it to start upgrade.
After a bit, checked and the "Downloading Windows 10 Upgrade" dialog was still there.
Closed the dialog using the "x" on the top right of the screen.
Windows 10 upgrade continued to run.
Left the room for a bit.
When I came back, the laptop screen was black with a blinking DOS cursor in the top left corner.
Tried to reboot.
Checked BIOS setup and it listed the HDD drive
Ran complete diagnostics from BIOS (took about 30 min)--Everything checked out.
Here is what I tried:

Windows 7 iso boot
Windows 10 iso boot
Win... Read more

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The short version of my question is exactly what the topic says-- Can I install a Dell-provided OEM version of Vista on a non-Dell computer?

But, here's the wordier version giving context, if anyone's interested.

About 10 months ago, I guess, I got a Dell Vostro that came with Windows Vista Home Basic. However, I had no interest in Vista (because I already had a Windows machine) and the very first thing I did was install Ubuntu on it. I still have the Vista reinstall disk, though, which, to my memory, hasn't been used.

Now I'm planning on getting a barebones system and upgrading what I see fit. For the time being, I'm going to use the Windows 7 RC, but I'd like to get the uber-great upgrade deal that they're having to pre-order either the Business or Home Premium version upgrade. So, to do that, I'd need an XP installation or a Vista installation. Is there any reason, legal or software-related, that I wouldn't be able to install Vista using that disk that came with the Vostro?

I heard somewhere that sometimes if you try, it'll say something like "This is not a Dell computer, you evil, evil person" and refuse to install, so I wanted to make sure before I pre-ordered the upgrade. I don't want to get the upgrade and have nothing to upgrade, of course.

A:Solved: Can I install a Dell-provided OEM version of Vista on a non-Dell computer?

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About two days ago, I noticed that my internet browser (Firefox) kept crashing. I reinstaled it and optimised its memory usage, but that didn't help. When I switched to IE, the same thing happened. I rebooted the computer, and this time none of the normal applications (Skype, MSN, McAfee 'active' icon) loaded correctly. The computer also seemed to be going a lot slower than usual.

I am using Windows XP, Home Edition (2002), SP2. I tried to update to SP3, but on restarting the System menu still tells me I'm running SP2.

I downloaded FreeXPpro to make sure that a memory leak wasn't to blame, and it indicates that at least half of my RAM is free most of the time.

Then, I downloaded ProcessExplorer to check to see if any of the system processes weren't what they should be (everything seemed fine).

I tried to run McAfee, but the scan went so slowy that about 7 hours later at 70% the computer locked up. It didn't find anything in that time.

Then I downloaded Clean40 to clean my temporary files.

Next I downloaded the latest version of a Malwarebytes. It crashed when I tried to update it, and went very slowly otherwise. I decided to run it in Safe Mode, and it discovered 9 registry keys were infected with WebDir and MiniBug.

However, on restarting my computer, the programs still won't load correctly on startup, windows update / Malwarebytes update doesn't work and I still get random crashes.
I'm really stuck and I don't know w... Read more

A:Internet Browsers crash randomly, programs don't load on startup, computer slowdown

Hi Celsus,Welcome here. Please download the newest updates for Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware here:, reboot again in Safe Mode.Now, run the update-file for MBAM.then, start MBAM and do a new full scan.Restart your pc after this in normal mode, and post the log.

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I put my Inspiron 530 desktop on hibernate last night, woke up this morning, turned it on, and it no longer will load past the initial blue Dell logo splash screen with the F2 and F12 options. I'm running Windows XP.

If I leave it alone long enough, it would load the "Diskette drive 0 seek failure" error. I don't have a floppy disk drive, so I changed the order of devices in Boot Device Configuration. I noticed in BIOS that under the Standard CMOS Features, there's only one SATA drive listed. Looks like this:

SATA -0 None (Auto detect doesn't work)
SATA-1 DVD/CD drive
SATA-2 Unavailable
SATA-3 Unavailable
SATA-4 None (Auto detect doesn't work)
SATA-5 None (Auto detect doesn't work)

I'm assuming while my computer was functioning correctly that my C:/ drive was previously listed here, but it's gone now for reasons unknown.

Eventually I got desperate and attempted to do a Recovery Console with the Windows XP install CD, but I got this error: "Setup did not find any hard disk drives in your computer."

Obviously my computer is no longer acknowledging my hard drive where Windows XP is installed. I don't know the details of the HDD, since the F2 and F12 functions are all I can execute right now. Can't do a boot in Safe Mode either.

I've had the computer for nearly a year and have never experienced a problem like this with it. I didn't mess with the hard drive physically, didn't knock it out of ... Read more

A:Computer won't load past Dell splash screen

Does the F12 key allow you to run diagnostics on the system now?


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I have a one year old, "e" type machine w/ a Celeron cpu, 400 spd, low-use office computer w/ a history of crashing. I want to repair it for the training. It didn't have a hard drive w/ I got it. It was repaired once for a faulty fan and then later for a hard drive. I put in a 2 gig master hard drive and set a 30 gig up as a removeable slave. I am in the process of installing Windows 98 but can't finish the setup w/o it taking a dive. (All of bios info seems to check out).

The cpu has a heat sink and a fan and I've used an external fan to put more air in the box, thinking it might help if heat is the issue. I've heard Celerons run hot. When it crashes: the fan shuts down and the on/off switch fails to work. Unplugging the power cord is the only way to shut it off. Plugging in the power cord right away reveals sparks (short in the system) in the outlet. The computer acts like it will power up okay w/ replugged , the fan runs etc. but no beep, no display, no bios running. Power supply, motherboard, where to go from here? Without an operating system, how does one test components.


A:Can't install op system: computer will crash b4 I get that far.

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Something about C:\docume~1\Local\User\csrss.exe or something like that HELP ME PLZ

A:My Computer won't let me load or install

In order to help you better, could you please...
1.) Explain the EXACT problem(s) you are having

2.) Elaborate on what are you trying to "load" or install during the time that you get the error message

3.) Post the exact error message(s) that you are getting

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Hi all,

Please can anyone help me.

My wife is trying to use my son's laptop which we have just had fixed due to having loads of viruses.

The laptop would then not even start up, so I re-installed Windows (XP Home) and everything seemed fine, as it would boot up onto the desktop and have all the icons.

No matter how long I leave it (even left for 4hours one day) I cannot load ANYTHING. When I click an icon the hour glass will appear and then thats it. It won't even let me switch it off via Start.

She really needs to get on to it for work. But if a re-install won't work.......... Is there anything that will?

Please help as i've come to the end of my tether, and I feel the only way for the laptop, is out the window.

Any help would be very much appretiated.

Thanks in advance,

A:Computer won't load anything after re-install.

After you reinstalled Windows did you install the chipset drivers as well as the other drivers?

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Hello I have tried everything to my knowledge that I can do, I am pretty sure I know what caused the issue I'm just at the end of the line on how to fix it.

Computer Specs
- Dell Dimension XPS 710 (Six months old)
- Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.4GHz
- 4Gb RAM
- Hard Drive WD 462 BG (99.1 GB Remaining)
- External WD MyBook 465GB (302 BG Remaining)
- External Maxtor HD 298 GB (73.3 GB Remaining)

I got a new ipod touch and it asked to install the new version of itunes and quicktime so I did and after I had installed the update my computer would freeze up or crash whenever I played a video file especially avi files which quicktime conveniently directed to istelf.

Whenever I try to view or open an avi file windows crashes or freezes up and then I get one of the following messages.

Data Execution Prevention - Microsoft Windows
To help protect your computer, Windows has closed this program
Name: Windows Explorer
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
Data Execution Prevention helps protect against damage from viruses and other security threats. What should I do?

Sometimes I also get the Dr Watson version of this error as well.

Windows Media Player
Windows Media Player has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
If you were in the middle of something, the information you were working on might be lost.
Please tell Microsoft about this problem
We have created an error report that you can send to help us improve... Read more

A:HELP! Avi Files Freeze / Crash Computer (Quicktime Install)

have you made windows media player the default player to view avi files in, if you haven't I would do that first
if you did and that error message came up that you stated above, I would download a codec pack that will give you all the codecs to play all video and audio files

here are 2 links to free codec packs, choose your version, XP or Vista

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I recently tried to install service pack 2 on a dell computer, and about half way through I get a message telling me that installation cannot be completed, and that windows may not work correctly. Every time after I get the BSoD, and a message which tells me their is a problem with the ram. I read about this problem, and I have figured out that the install messed with the ram settings. I don't know how to fix it though. I can boot up with linux cd though. What should I do?

A:SP2 install on Dell computer

Attempting to install XP SP2 in a computer has no effect on how RAM modules function.

What is the model name and model number of that Dell, and how much RAM is installed?


Are you using an actual XP SP2 CD?

Have you deleted all current partitions, created a new C partition, formatted that new partition with the NTFS file system, and then attempted to install XP SP2?


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Dell P3 - 864 running Win ME reformated HD and reinstalled OS everything went OK until I got to the modem. Installed Modem drivers -conexant sf-1156iv/r9e from Dell site (and several others) computer recognized modem on boot up, drivers install but modem does not show up in Control Panel - MOdem listing. Click on diagnostic and find Com 1 -no modem, Com 3 followed by a blank space, click on blank space and More Info and get the correct Diag Info for the modem. Modem also shows up in Device Manager. Have tried installing it in 3 or 4 different ways. Tried a new conextant modem with same results, tried a modem with an Intel chipset and the computer would not even turn on. Tried an U.S. Robotics external USB modem with same result as with Conextant modems. No modem listed in modem listing. Tried to disable COM 1 in BIOS but it won't disable. Reinstalled ME - no luck
Checked with all the Tech's where I work, no answers. Tried E-mailing Dell twice, no answer
open to any suggestions
[email protected]

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I just got a new dell computer, and when I configured it, I had to get McAfee by default. McAffe is NOT actually pre-installed, but there is a pop-up nag for me to install it now, I have been just minimizing it.
I have installed AVG anti-virus, and want to get rid of the nag.

Any ideas?


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I have had sever problems with pop ups from various sites, install prompts keeping poping up all day, computer is really slow, also 50% of the time at booting the computer, the icons dont appear on the desktop,
have run adaware scan already,
here is the hijackthis file

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:36:34 AM, on 7/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\RealVNC\WinVNC\WinVNC.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\WIN... Read more

A:Pop Ups from VARIOUS sites, slow computer, incomplete load, install prompts

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I have had sever problems with pop ups from various sites, install prompts keeping poping up all day, computer is really slow, also 50% of the time at booting the computer, the icons dont appear on the desktop,
have run adaware scan already,
here is the hijackthis file

A:Pop Ups from VARIOUS sites, slow computer, incomplete load, install prompts

Hello kingovallmedia, My name is DFW and I will be assisting you with your malware issues .

Please be patient as I need some time to review your Hijackthis log and i will post back recommendations for repairs.
As I am still on training, everything that I post to you, must be checked by an Admin or Moderator. Thus, there may be a tiny bit of a delay between posts, but it shouldn't be too long.

Whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.
Continue to respond to this thread until I give you the All Clean! If you have any question or you're stuck in there please reply it to me. I will try my best to help you!
Please bookmark or favourite this page. In case you need it as reference or etc.

Please follow the instructions below to download, install, create a desktop shortcut and post your hijackthis log.

Go to Click here to download HJTsetup.exe
Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch HijackThis.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then save the log and then t... Read more

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I got a new HP today and as soon as I got it home, it boots up and then the error message "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation." and it wont go beyond that, I click OK and it boots up again with the same message. Please Respond!

A:Why does my computer display "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the...

Do you have any usb devices connected to it or any media inserted such as CDs? If so, disconnect them and try again.

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I transfer a hard drive from a faster computer to a slower computer and the Windows Operating System cannot be loaded fully to operate ( ie it load only some files and stop). Can any one help me?

A:computer can't load windows O S of another computer

Hi and welcome to TSF.
Unfortunately, Windows installations are specific to the system it was set up on. You will need to reinstall Windows on the slower machine I'm afraid.

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Hello to everyone on,

First off, I would like to apologize in advance if I've posted in the wrong forum..I would also like to mention that my computer skills/knowledge are average at best..So, I apologize for making things more complicated for everyone.

I will try to describe my situation as brief and accurate as possible..I recently had my computer infected by a terrible Trojan Virus (Trojan.Agent/Gen-Cryptic)..I had help from someone, to remove the Trojan from my computer..They guided me through certain steps like MBR Check, DDS, Rootkit Unhooker, ComboFix, OTL, etc..After guiding me through all the necessary steps, my computer was declared clean..Unfortunately after the clean, my computer wasn't performing properly..It was extremely slow/sluggish, when opening apps and connecting to the internet..I also had Windows Firewall shutting OFF, from time to time..I was then told at this point, to do a fresh install of Windows XP..Which brings me to my current problem..I've performed a fresh install twice, and for the life of me I cannot figure out why my computer feels like it's still infected..After the first fresh install of Windows XP I ran a scan with Malewarebytes Anti-Malware and it found:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Database version: 7032

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 (Safe Mode)
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180

06/07/2011 8:23:28 AM
mbam-log-2011-07-06 (08-23-28).txt

Scan type: Full scan ... Read more

A:Removed Trojan.Agent/Gen-Cryptic from my computer and had to do a fresh install of Windows XP..However, I think my computer is...

Couple of questions to start with...

1. When you reinstalled Windows, was it clean installation, including formatting hard drive?
2. Was your computer physically connected to the net during reinstallation?
3. Did you put any backed up files back on freshly installed Windows?

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Hello I have to do a reinstall of Vista Home Basic SP1 On an HP Pavillion, However the only Vista Home Basic Disc I can get is a Dell One, Can I use the Dell Install disc on the HP? Which also has/had Vista Home Basic on it, and I have the key sticker on it to activate the fresh reinstall, and I can get the drivers from HP. So in short Can I get the dell vista home basic disc, and use my HP key for Home Basic, Or would it be somehow incompatible? THANKS IN ADVANCE..

A:Solved: Can I use A Dell Vista Install Disc on an HP Computer?

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I have a question referring back to the thread/forum (The title/name of thread/forum is in the *Title*). What format do you mean when you say image? Do you mean .iso, .bin, etc.?


Devon West (Stickboy)

A:Solved: Can I use A Dell Vista Install Disc on an HP Computer?

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I just wanted to know about how to reload my computer because i forgot the password and user name. I also wanted to know , my adobe reader want work it keep saying it ecountered a problem and it must shut down sorry for inconvenience. send report to microsoft. I need it to pull up important pdf files to read.

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I recently built a new computer. Everyday when I first boot the machine and when I go to a video it suddenly freezes my mouse/keyboard, video keeps playing but very slowly, sometimes a screeching sound comes out of the speakers also. This will not happen again after reboot.

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Recently while running a benchmark test on my pc my processor died. After RMA of my motherboard and replacement of CPU
(my computer was down for 4-5 weeks). Recently before starting the computer again I replaced an amd dual core with a quad core, and got a larger powersupply. Now my computer starts up with bios and everything normally but when the windows startup logo appears my computer restarts, after trying the automatic repair to no avail I put my windows rc DVD in, as a test I used the setting to not restart after a crash, now I cant acess the DVD to reformat.

In short Im looking for one of two things, either a way to reformat using my DVD OR a way to help me repair windows, thanks


A:Windows 7 rc crash at computer startup

Does your motherboard chipset support quad core chips? Can you post your hardware setup so we can get a better picture of compatibilities

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last night we had a heap of updates and today I can only get the computer to come up with things like start at last operating position or safe start etc but no matter what I do it just restarts over and over again.
I tried the windows disc but it starts to fix but nothing happens

A:xp windows update crash computer

Boot the computer with the XP CD in. Press R to get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /F and press enter. Check Disk will try and fix any file errors.

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I had some spyware but I'm not sure if it was the problem. I got my computer a year ago and it seems like it's processor is a lot weaker than it was when I initially got it, it just slows down for simple things, like browsing web pages. The biggest problem right now is that I get Adobe Flash crashes, today I can't go to any forums or view and videos, and when I refresh, it crashes again (and lags my computer for like 20 seconds). Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do to fix this? Thank you!

A:My computer had a big crash and I had to reinstall Windows 8

You mention having to reinstall Windows in the topic title, but don't mention it in the topic.  
Did you reinstall the operating system?
If you did, how did you do this, with a installation disc, system recovery partition, etc,?

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So, I throw some music on in google chrome and continue unto alt + tabbing back into H1Z1, and I'm not entirely certain if I was loading in or not, but boom, my screen goes completely grey. I can still hear the music I was listening to, hear the people I was in teamspeak I was with, but everything was grey and I had control over nothing. I also believe, although am not certain, that my mic wasn't working. I restart my computer and once it gets passed the "starting windows" with the logo animation, it goes to a grey-ish-black-ish screen, the first few times of trying to start it I'd see grey triangles quickly blink across the screen in rectangular patterns, although that no longer happens. I can start in safe mode with networking with no problems. I uninstalled my graphics card driver and I can get into normal mode no problemo. Although, when I enter normal mode, it says my drivers were installed wrong in one window, and in the bottom right in the notifications area it says it was installed correctly, and it asks me to restart my computer to finish installation. Restarting my computer into normal mode simply results in the same grey screen. So, I can only enter normal mode after uninstalling my drivers, and not after I've already entered it. Reinstalling my drivers doesn't work. It's such a mindbleep and I'm not sure if my card killed itself or it's something with windows, which I doubt as the problem aroused whilst playing H1Z1. Any help is appreciated as I am currently a des... Read more

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It all started with a complete system freeze while playing Team Fortress 2 on Windows 7.

I restarted my computer, and I couldn't even get it to POST. I removed all hardware except one stick of RAM. Still wouldn't post. After reading online, I found some suggestions to reset the CMOS on the motherboard under the current hardware conditions. This worked, but upon getting to the windows load screen, my monitor went blank. After waiting a while, nothing happened. I powered it down, turned it back on, and it wouldn't even display the BIOS splash screen, POST information, nothing.

Now, if I don't reset the CMOS and I let it go through the BIOS splash screen, through to the boot process, it wants to start the windows catastrophic recovery process. Offers Safe Mode, etc. None of the options given do anything. I've tried using the Windows installation disc to try to repair drivers/critical system files, and it has the DOS-style loading bar at the bottom, but after that, nothing.

Any help would be appreciated, I am really at my wits end. I've spent way too much time on this computer, trying to self diagnose. I fear for the worst...that my motherboard is toast.

Thanks in advance.

A:Computer won't boot after serious Windows 7 crash

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My computer will not  start loading windows XP.  My computer was running XP pro version 2002 and is a 32 bit system.     I am very fond of it. 
It begins to  boot up but stops and goes to  the screen where it wants me to choose safe mode or normal start up.  I tried every  version of start up listed and the results are the same, I end up at looking at the list of start up choices with a count down timer also running.  What shall i do?

A:computer will not load windows XP.

Do you have a Windows XP installation CD ?. This type of symptoms can be happens when C drive got corrupted (Due to sudden power failure or bad sectors in the HDD surface). Our first step is to boot from the XP CD and run a check disk on the C drive. This will likely solve any file system damage.
Read this guide to know how to access "Recovery console" from XP CD.
After opening recovery console enter the command "CHKDSK C: /R"

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[My computer will not let me enter the password at startup? So now I can't even load my computer at all? Do I need to start my computer in dos mode and if so how do i do it?
If someone knows the answer I have really important info on the computer that i need to use today.

much appreciative,

A:How do I get my computer to load windows xp?

What time does the password come up. During the immediate boot or when windows is attempting to log on ?

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I just got a Dell SC420 2.8ghz/256mb/40gb hdd and loaded windows xp on it. It ran just fine for several re-boots and suddenly it just rebooted. Now, it will only boot thru the bios but will not attempt to load windows. I have run all the diagnostics and they all passed (dells diagnostics) including the hard drive which shows up in the bios etc.

I tried to boot to a CD but it wont do that either. All I am getting is the bios screen then a blank screen. It also appear that the computer locks up becuase the numlock key will not turn off/on... but that might just be a fluke...

I have reset the bios, didn't work
I have reset the CMOS by removing the jumper, didn't work
I installed a different hard drive (IDE instead of SATA) and it said it was missing the OS (better than before!)

ANY IDEAS? Do you think the HDD just went bad? are there any tricks of the trade that would point me more in that direction?


A:Computer will not load windows

Can you get it to boot from CD rom with the IDE hard drive in?

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I have an old Acer Aspire laptop with XP, and recently the black light went so the screen didn't work. I took it to a repair place and they told me they could fix the backlight as well as the power cable jack, which was loose.

So I went to collect it today, and the guy told me in basic English (I live in Bucharest) that something was wrong with the motherboard too which he couldn't fix. He then showed me the problem, which is this:

When you start the computer, it goes to a black screen which says:
"We apologise for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this."
You can the choose whether to start in Safe mode, last known good configuration, or normally.

Choosing "start WIndows normally" takes you to the screen with the logo and the 'loading' bar, then it goes to another screen for a milisecond (so fast you can't read anything), then it goes back to the first screen, saying again "We apologise for the inconvenience...".

You can start it in safe mode with no problems, but I don't really know what to do with safe mode!

Anyway, then the computer repair guy repeats that it's a problem with the motherboard, and when I say that it didn't do this when I brought it in, he just says, 'sorry, no charge for the other repairs' (meaning the backlight and the jack) and hustles me out the door!

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A:Computer won't load Windows

When you say it goes to another screen for a millisecond, is it a blue screen?

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The other day I was on my laptop computer and it froze. I had to hard shut it down (like I have done in the past) and when I tried to turn it back on, it wouldn't go past the "starting windows" screen. I have pressed F8 and F10 when I turned it back on and tried everything that it gives me the option for. It won't allow me to go into safe mode. It ends up doing the same thing as when I just try turning on the computer normally, doesn't go past the starting windows screen. I have had this computer for 3 years and have never had an issue with it until now. I don't even know if I still have the discs still or not (don't believe I do). Is my computer fried or is it fixable without the discs? Someone please help. Luckily I have my kids PC that I can still use but trying to get a turn with 5 kids is nearly impossible.

A:computer won't load windows

What is the make and model of your laptop?

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I recently bought a new laptop and wanted to transfer my old files from my old laptop... but windows won't load.

I had a lot of problems with my old laptop not staying powered on - it stopped charging its battery whenever it was plugged in, and after awhile, I had to wiggle the AC adapter around in order to get any power at all... Then the power jack started overheating severely after more than a few minutes of use, and now getting the laptop to stay powered on at all is a huge ordeal. It'll come on and then shut off dozens of times before staying on for any length of time.

I managed to get power to it the other night when I brought my new laptop home, but it came to a screen saying that Windows wasn't shut down properly and asking whether or not I wanted to continue normally, use the last known good configuration, or start in safe mode. I tried many, many times, but none of these options will work. It comes up with a bar like it's going to load, but once the bar reaches the right of the screen, it starts over.

What can I do? I really can't afford to lose some of those files... And it wasn't very bright on my part not to back them up, but I just never got around to it...

A:Computer won't load Windows...

Try a repair of windows.


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I have a Windows 98 computer that I used for LAN-based games. Today, I turned it on, but it stays at the Windows 98 loading screen indefinetly. I left it for an hour but it still is loading Windows 98. I know its not frozen because the bar at the bottom still moves, but it just doesnt seem to want to boot Windows. I was able to hold F8 as it starts and I got it working in safe mode, but how can I get it to boot normally again? Any ideas?

A:Computer won't load windows normally


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Yesterday I opened a song and seconds after I opened the file my computer turned off and when it restarted it won't load windows. Everytime I start I get windows startup repairs comes up. It fails everytime here are the results.

Problem signature:
Problem event name: startuprepairoffline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 03: unknown
Problem signature 04: 21200580
Problem signature 05: autofailover
Problem signature 06: 4
Problem signature 07: corruptfile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

And I've tried going to the cmd and everytime I load it up I get that (look at bottom) it can't find C:\ drive at all.


A:Computer won't load windows.

If there is any more information that I can give please tell me and I'll get it to the best of my knowledge to help someone figure out the problem I have

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Turned on my laptop and got black screen with 2 options Launch startup repair (recomended) and star windows normally tried both options and both options comes up saying loading window files but then nothing but a blank sreen and cursor. Have kept laptop on but still nothing. Can anyone help plz.

P.S Not very knowledgable about computers so could you reply in simple terms so I can understand.

A:computer won't load windows 7

and welcome to the Forum

If you have data on the laptop that you cherish, I would first back that up. You can take the drive out and temporarily attach it to a working pc to salvage the data.

Hard Drive Recovery Tutorial - How To Slave A Hard Drive

You may have to take ownership of the files first: How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP

. . or, You can use an adaptor like this: or an external enclosure like this.

or, you could use Ubuntu - this would eliminate the need to physically remove the Hard Drive.

You can get it from here: Download | Ubuntu

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

Once you boot into Ubuntu, (choose the option where it runs off the USB/CD) you can use it to copy your files from the Windows Partition to an external hard drive (Note: Do not copy anything to the Ubuntu Filesystem as it will not be saved on shut-down)

Once you have the data backed up, I would run diagnostics on the hard drive

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

See this for how to make a bootable cd:

How to Burn a Bootable ISO File

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I've been having issues with my laptop for a few weeks now. It has been freezing a lot, and I would have to restart windows frequently. Directly after windows would load, I would get this blue screen that would display messages, but due to my computers settings it would immediately restart, so I'm unsure of what it displayed.
Today, my computer did this same thing, restarted, only this time it remained on the screen which gives you the options of either going to the bios setup, or the boot menu. I've tried going to the boot menu, and the bios screen, but it will say "please wait", and never load.

A:My computer will not load windows

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My computer will start up, it will show the screen with my motherboard's name asus and give the options to choose to start the bios or boot options. Right after that screen typically the windows logo would show up and start loading. However, it no longer shows the windows loading screen but just goes black after the asus one. I cannot do anything from that screen.

I have tried putting in the windows vista home premium disk and tried the repair options but it was unable to find anything. I then continued to try to system restore from that same disk which it claimed it successfully did, however, upon restarting the computer would still receive the black screen.

Is there any other troubleshooting options that I can try to get windows to load up? If not, is there anyway I can move my data that's on the internal hard drive onto the external one without windows being started? (possibly through the dos prompt?).

Thank you so much for your time, any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

A:Computer will not load windows

Hi and welcome to TSF have you checked you cables and connections,next I would back up all my data you can use this method you need a working computer to make a disc so if you have one or a friend who can help

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Dell Dimension E520

The machine came with Vista but it doesn't work with any of the applications that we need. We just went out and dropped the wad of cash on Windows XP and resized the hard drive with the Vista Disk Management.

When we boot into the WinXP cd, it loads all the drivers etc but when it gets to "Starting Windows XP" screen at the end of the driver loading (no graphics yet), it suddenly bluescreens and says to check for a virus or run a checkdisk. We tried this a number of times and its not working.

Due to the fact that nothing is set yet for installation, the WinXP disk should _not_ be even yet touching the hard disk, just loading into RAM. The machine is new and has 2GB of RAM on it, more than enough for an XP install.

Does anyone know what could be the issue? I am wondering if we have to find/install additional drivers at the initial XP disk loading, but I am not sure.

Worst of all this is costing us hundreds of dollars just because of Vista. We tried the VMWare image but that didn't work either (see )

Please, any help or suggestions would be appreciated!

A:WinXP won't load/install on Dell with Vista

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why Does Windows media Player Sharing use half of my CPU?

A:Why Does Windows MEdia Player Crash Computer

Did you installed any program like K-lite codec? If so, please remove them to see if it solve the problem?

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Since I installed Windows 8, 2 days ago, my computer has done nothing, but freeze and lock up randomly. I've been skimming through the forums here for an answer to no avail.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows 8 causing computer to crash with no BSOD

Lot's of BSOD's in the uploaded reports

Check to make sure that you have ALL Windows Updates

Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems (mostly due to the sptd.sys driver, although I have seen dtsoftbus01.sys blamed on several occasions). We suspect the same thing with Windows 8 systems.

Please un-install the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration): [S] DuplexSecure - FAQ [/S] Link broken as of 21 Jul 2012
New link (15 Aug 2012): DuplexSecure - Downloads (pick the appropriate version for your system and select "Un-install" when you run it).
Alternate link:
Manual procedure here: Registry and SPTD problems | DAEMON Pro Help

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

nvstor.sys Mon Sep 12 19:53:04 2011 (4E6E9B60)
nVidia Storage Drivers

Please run the in-depth diagnostics listed here: Hardware Diagnostics
The following is for informational purposes only.

**************************Sun Dec 16 20:44:39... Read more

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I don't know if I've posted this in the correct section, sorry.
I was wondering if it's possible to take windows 7 from my first computer and install it to my new one that has windows 8 on it (windows 8 has problems with its wifi where windows 7 worked perfectly).
If this is possible could somebody teach me how to do it.

A:Take Windows 7 from Computer 1 and install to Computer 2

Do you have Windows 7 installation disks ?

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I had a pirated version of windows and my start up stopped working, tried to repair nothing worked, I just bought 64 bit windows 7 home premium and it wouldn't install, so I used killdisk to wipe out my hard drive, when I put my windows 7 cd (set to boot from cdrom) it still stays stuck at windows loading screen. I have no idea what to do anymore and I can't afford to get this checked out in best buy, Can someone please assist me.

A:Used killdisk, computer won't load up windows 7 cd

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i custom biult this computer i started from scratch i have tried everything i try to get windows to install on 2 differnt hard drives and it gives me a difernt error for each hard drive and i took the solid state out of my husbands computer that already has windows on it and it wont load it gets the little balls spinning for a few seconds than restarts i have tried every sata hard drive in my house and they are ones that i know work because i took them out of other computers can some one please help i have been fighting with this computer for over a year trying to get it going and running well

EDIT: i got windows to install on my old laptop hard drive but i still cant get it to install on the terabite it was saying that its the wrong format and when i tried to run windows off the solid state drive it would crash not just restart it was just showing the bluescreen way to fast for me to see it

A:computer restarts when i try to load windows

What is the make and model number of the motherboard? Is it UEFI or BIOS?

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I have a Dell 9100 Dimension desktop with Windows xp. Today i switched on the power. The screen brough up the Dell image and a load bar appeared. As the computer loaded up it gets stucks permanently i.e. the bar gets one third filled (white bar). Ive tried removing plugs reloading many times etc. Ive tried inserting a Windows xp cd and whilst it seems to be reading it nothing appears on the screen. Help!

A:computer wont load Windows XP

Paul, welcome to TSF.

Can you confirm that it's the Dell load bar that gets stuck, and not the XP loading bar??
If it's the first Dell screen, then check the Diagnostic Lights on the back of the tower. There will be 4 circlular lights numbered 1 to 4, or lablled A to D. Check what sequence is (they should be all green for a normal working towers) and compare what they mean in this Troubleshooting guide:

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I'm not sure if this is a hardware or Windows question, so I will start here. I attempted to start my computer when it reached the NVRAM checked screen it shuts itself off. I mean completly OFF. I have restarted it several times and each time it shuts off at the same point. I tried a different hard drive and it still shut down at the same point.
It will not allow me to go to the Bios. I checked the power supply, the fan etc., and nothing seems out of sinc. Please help.

A:Computer shuts down before Windows can load.

Howdy gjwizard...



Assuming that it is actually powering down after the NVRAM check ( sometimes some people will say it shuts off, when actually the pc has power, but the monitor goes blank, this is not actually shutting off )...

The first thing I would try is to clear the CMOS ( either by moving the jumper, or removing the CMOS battery for about 20 min. )...

Next try removing all cards ( except memory, and video ), and disconnecting all IDE devices, and floppy drives...

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i really need help with my computer. it keeps on restarting and won't load windows Xp. I tried loading into Safe mode but it still restarts.

my specs:
Motherboard: ECS p4m800-m7
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.66Ghz
HDD: 40Gb Samsung SPO411N
VGA: im using the motherboards built in graphics adapter
RAM: 512mb DDR2 400
OS: Windows XP Pro

things that i have done to try fixing my pc:
1. clear CMOS and Remove CMOS battery for 5 mins.
2. replace RAM stick with another one.
3. re attach the heatsink and fan.

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When I try starting up my computer, a couple of seconds after the Windows screen pops up, I get a "Program Error: explorer.exe has generated errors" message. I can't get around this. If I hit Cancel, a couple more seconds go by and it pops up again.

I haven't installed any updates in recent history so I don't think that is the problem. It is an IBM Thinkpad T43 using Windows 2000. Please let me know if you need additional information. Thanks.


A:Windows 2000 Computer Won't Load Up

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I could use some help... our old desktop with Windows XP will not boot up. I belie e the main hard drive was running out of capacity and my son loaded a new program. Next time the computer was started it would .it load up Windows xp. Can you tell me what steps to correct this? Is it possible that the hard drive is crashed? If so can I recover the data from it?

A:Computer wont load Windows XP

Assuming it's a factory-brand one and not a custom/home-made one, what's the brand name and model name and model number of that computer?

Do you have the Windows XP disc for it, and does it contain any of the 3 service packs?

Did it come with Windows XP Home Edition or Professional or Media Center Edition?

Is the 25-character product key on its COA sticker readable?
(Do not submit that number here)


We're not there, so you need to advise us exactly what happens when you try to start that computer and load Windows XP.


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My problem started about a month ago.The computer would slow down freeze and what not.So I decided to change the hard drive & re-install my copy of windows 7.So I did. Everything seemed to run ok after I figured out how to use the bios.So I plugged in my speakers... no sound.Everything was telling me there was something happening on the computer by the sound bar at the lower right hand corner should activeaty.But nothing was coming out of my speakers.I triied a lot of things to many to remember still nothing.So when out and bought a sound blaster sound card & walla I have sound.So I decided to take a couple of days off from working on this computer.I'm no tech guy so it takes me a long time to figure things out.So when back to it & now I push the power buttom & power is turning on the fans / disc drives I'm not sure about the hard drive.But it does not want to load windows 7.Also I noticed my mouse / key board do not work either.So I don't know what happened but I get nothing on the moniter.Like it's acting like there is no operating system on it.I tried to reset the bios in the computer still nothing.I tried to turn off & turn on.So now I'm lost on what to do.HELP....HELP....HELP

A:Computer powers up but won't load windows 7

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I can't get my computer loaded. I get the first welcome screens, etc. but when it's time to load the icons I get the message "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." I run WinXP Sp2 on a 5 year old Sony Vaio. It has over 700+ RAM (I'm really a newbie with computers). I had a prior problem last month when I couldn't boot because I had a NTLDR problem. I solved that with the help of this group and a special boot disk I made. I got so much help that I contributed some $$. If you get me running I'll contribute again.
Anyway, I can't get into safe mode. The error message says it needs to close but it doesn't. I can bring up my task manager - that's how I'm on here. I can only bring up some things with task manager. I have no icons and nothing has loaded.The error message is in the box that asks you if you want to send an error report or not. I can pull up system restore but I tried going back farther and farther until it was a month back. Every time I still got the error message. Now I only have one restore point and it's today.
In the error box it gives different information and one thing is that it says ModName:deskbar.dll. According to Google this could be a virus or the like. There is a technical log but I don't know how to copy and print it out for you since it's in a box and I have to scroll to see it. I noticed that ntdll.dll come up a lot, b... Read more

A:Windows Explorer won't let my computer load

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I have a Sony Vaio PCV-RX550 Desktop PC. I am running Windows XP Profressional W/ Nvidia PCI GeForce FX 5200 Plus.
When I start the computer it loads up, but kicks out when going to Windows. I can the see the loading of Windows, but it just goes black when it should show my desktop. Yesterday, I disconnected my PC and took it downstairs to watch a movie. When I do that I use a video cable to connect to my television. When connected upstairs, it is connected to a monitor. The problem started the first time I powered it up after bringing it back upstairs. If any other info is needed, let me know.

A:Computer starts up, but does not load to Windows

Since you have XP, I'm going to move this to the XP forum for follow ups.

See if you can start to Safe Mode with Command Prompt and do a System Restore from there.

Here are the Microsoft instructions:;en-us;304449

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I just installed a asrock Dual939 Sata II Motherboard with AMD 3500+ 64 processor which was replacing a asus p4s8x motherboard and an intel P4 2.4ghz processor. There are also 2 western digital harddrives one is 20GB the other 60GB, an HP DVD Drive, 1.25gb of pc3200 RAM, and a Sapphire 9600 video card. My problem is that after the BIOS posts the computer goes to the windows did not start successfully screen and restarts after any choice I make even after loading in safe mode. I've tried a few different things but can't get any other result.

A:windows xp won't load, computer just restarts

did you re-install the software whne you rebuilt the PC or are you trying to use the old software loaded from old motherboard

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I had my computer unplugged for two months while my brother had his hooked up, and now mine won't boot up. It gets stuck on a screen that says "windows is loading" but nothing happens. I have no idea where to start??? It was fine last time I plugged it in, and hasn't moved in two months.

A:Computer won't boot up/Windows won't load

Umm, boot from the windows CD and try to repair the installation. To boot from a CD if you dont know, you start your computer, then when all the quick computer specs your press [ delete ] sometimes [f4] , Repair the installation.

If that doesnt work you may need to install XP over again. Good luck!

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Please help! About three days ago I switched on my laptop and got a message saying that Windows was unable to load due to a hardware/software problem. It gives me five options for reloading - three different safe mode options, last known good, and start normally.

No matter which I choose it gets as far as the black windows loading screen, then a blue error screen flashes up for a nanosecond (far too quick to see the error message!) and goes back to the options mentioned above. I don't remember loading anything new, unless its an automatic update that is causing problems.

As I cant get Windows to load, I cant follow the advice given to essex_lee in a previous thread.

I was thinking about rebooting from disc, but have just moved house and cannot find my installation discs anywhere (I will find them as soon as I get the problem solved - Murphy's law).

So my two questions are -
1. Does anyone have any suggestions?
2. I'm using Windows XP - my friend has a Windows Vista installation disc. Is this of any use to me for rebooting from disc?

Any/all advice gratefully received!

A:Computer rebooting, won't load windows

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I was trying to back up windows and the program I was using kept telling me that I needed save the back up in an area that was not in windows. I decided that partitioning the hard drive would be the best idea. The program that I was going to us suggested that I back up my files first and a windows box opened suggesting that I run ckdisk first after shutting the computer down. So I checked yes and shut the computer down. It said that the disk check was 100T% complete not showing any errors and then went to start windows. It opened up asking if I wanted to start windows at the last known good settings so I hit enter. All that happened is windows tried to start, the screen flicks a little blue across the bottom of the screen and then it goes back to the same screen . I have tried starting in safe mode and all other options and it just tries to start windows and rolls back to the same start screen.

At the boot I have checked the hard drive for errors or bad sectors and have found none.

Does anyone have any suggestions. I don't have a restore disk. Would purchasing one for my computer fix the problem?

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I recently updated my PC and just bougth some different gear, for some reason it just refuses to boot. What happens is when I get to the windows logo loading screen my pc just freezes and reboots. This kept happening so I bought a new HDD and still the same, checked the harddisk to be sure on another pc. Also I recently bought 8 GB DDR3 ram, a P63 B3 Revision Motherboard, I2500K intel core CPU, crossfire with 2x GeForce 9800 GT.
Any ideas on why it can't boot, I literally did everything in order to try to fix it.

A:Computer won't load windows even though I replaced HDD, RAM,CPU, MB

Quote: Originally Posted by Klamfyr

I recently updated my PC and just bougth some different gear, for some reason it just refuses to boot. What happens is when I get to the windows logo loading screen my pc just freezes and reboots. This kept happening so I bought a new HDD and still the same, checked the harddisk to be sure on another pc. Also I recently bought 8 GB DDR3 ram, a P63 B3 Revision Motherboard, I2500K intel core CPU, crossfire with 2x GeForce 9800 GT.
Any ideas on why it can't boot, I literally did everything in order to try to fix it.

Try booting in safe mode (F8)

If that doesnt work pull all the ram but one stick and try to boot.

Remove all non critical devices like usb (leave only monitor, keyborad, mouse)

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ok a few days ago my computer just just turned off and restarted. When it restarted it started to load up again and then my computer went to the screen that said windows was unable to load blah blah... it gave me options of starting in safe mode, last known configuration and stuff but for some reason it wouldnt let me choose any of them. i was unable to highlight anything but start windows normally. so then it tries to start windows up and then for about a mila second i see a bluescreen and then my computer restarts again.

ive tried booting off my windows xp cd but it doesnt work. it goes booting off cd. then it says press any key to boot off cd and i freaken smash my keyboard and it goes back to the windows was unable to load screen again.

ive also tried switching out my ram and video card with others from my brothers computer and still the same thing keeps happeneing

One thing i can think of is this. My fan on the memory controller hub stopped working a few months ago and i was like screw it i dont wanna buy a new one.... so im thinking that might have overheated, but i dont know for sure. and i dont know how to test it to see if thats whats wrong

so anyone have any suggestions?could this be caused by a virus? thank you

also i have a pentium 4 2.8gig comp with geforce fx 5900 128mb 1024 pc3200 ram(2 256s 1 512) my motherboard is a abit IS7-E and i run windows xp home

A:windows won't load and computer keeps restarting

What about system restore?

Have you tried a windows repair from the winxp cd?

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Hi everyone!

Ok so a friend of mine had a problem with his laptop and asked me to repair it. I have it with me back home now but I cant find any solutions!?!?! Rarely been in this position!!!

Basically I switch it on, it shows the Acer logo with the F2 and F12 options at the bottom and then nothing! Literally, black screen, no info, no noise coming from the hard drives, no response from the cd rom.

I get access to the BIOS, changed the boot order to start from the windows XP CD but still nothing!

Any ideas to what we could do?!

Laptop: ACER Extensa 5235
OS : Windows 7
no other info :S

A:No idea to why the computer won't load Windows.

hi eatChocolate, and welcome to sevenforums, you joined 16 months ago, and this is your first post?

you say there's no noises from hard drive - how about a fan?

sometimes with laptops the fan intake (or the fan blades themselves) get clogged up with various types of fluff and crud.

if you feel up to it, open the laptop up, and check the fan is ok.

of course, it may be some other problem entirely, but you have to start somewhere.

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I need some help. I am no expert when it comes to computers so please bear with me. My Acer Aspire laptop crashed on me. It uses Windows 7. Start up repair does not work. I have a set of Windows 7 disks, 32 bit and 64 bit. Not too sure which one I should have used so I tried both with the same results. I have tried to re-install Windows 7 again as well as repairing the Windows 7 which is already on my computer with the disks with no luck. When re-installing it gets stuck at 'Setup is starting'. It stays like that for hours. When I try the repair option it gets stuck at 'checking for operating system' or something to that effect, also for hours on end. Anyone have any ideas about how to fix this?

A:Computer crashed, Windows 7 will not load

How old is your computer? Is it making any strange "clicking" or "clanking" noises?

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When I try to power up my computer, I can log in, but then nothing happens. The screen is black and the cursor flashes. I am running Vista Home Premium 32 bit. It will start in safe mode as that is how I am accessing the internet now. Please help.

A:Computer will power up but windows will not load.

Hmm...try restoring your computer

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Everything is registering and being recognized by the motherboard itself but the boot disk or boot usb is not. The closest I got was a black screen with the windows logo in the middle of it last night. This is the only thing I need to move forward with my first build.These are the only three messages I've gotten during the process. The First two don't appear anymore.PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cablePXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key RAMIntel Core 2 Duo 2.93120gb SSD500gb HDDGeForce GT 730EVGA 500W PSUI also have pictures of what the inside of the BIOS menu looks like. and all help is appreciated! Thanks.

A:New Computer Build Trying to Load Windows 7

In the Boot menu, what options are available for "USB Mass Storage Emulation Type"? you might need to set it as a removable device if available.
Turn off your floppy drive if not installed, same with serial port and parallel port also.

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Recently my windows refuses to load.

I press the power button, I hear the computer getting started, it lights up most the time (lights on the side).
My screen displays the Alienware logo with the balls rolling like it is loading something, like usually.
Then alienware logo stays here, and at this point windows would start but it doesn't.
Then it shuts down and my screen goes back to black.

I was under windows 8 and my computer wanted to install windows 8.1. I couldn't choose "remind me later" so I set it to 4hours. But I forgot about it and machinally turned my computer off.
I believe it is the source of the problem.

I've tried to press shift+F8 like I've read, I've checked the inside of my computer and I don't think there is any problems in there, I even took off all the dust.
Is this a known problem? I didn't find much information about it (if any at all).

I also tried to update some drivers before the update, but I can't remember which one. it was standart driver from windows. Some failed because my internet connection reset and they couldn't get downloaded. But could it really bug windows like that? It doesn't makes sense to me.

I hope someone can help me solve this problem,

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k so i want to install the sims 2 on my laptop so i can play it on the go, but i'm already set up on another computer, how do i load my previously saved games onto the new computer

and also if i install an expansion pack will i lose my saved data, cause it says in the installation that it saves files in a different format or somthing like that

on the flip side if i uninstall and expansion pack will i lose my saved games


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Faulting application svchost.exe, version 5.1.2600.5512, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 5.1.2600.5755, fault address 0x00023845. this error occurs started approx. 2 weeks ago..i uninstalled all unneeded programs..I ran scan disk and defrag utilities..and ran maleware bytes.multiple issues

2 days ago..upgraded my norton to 360...backup up files and ran a deep scan..(65 tracking cookies)..deleted..spoke with norton support tonight..they took over the system ran a utility called eraser and still did not find anything..
the browser is Firefox (is updated) the os is XP sp3 and i have read several posts here that lead me to believe that the system is corrupted possibly with a worm.

i did install around the same time a family cyber ware program that required a hard uninstall out of the system registry and it does seem like the problems started to occur at that time..i have posted the linked on procedures preformed..any help would be appreciated..beyond limits here.


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hey guys its not the first time i've been on here but unfortunatly whatever is going down, i cant get a hijack this log since the computer has been crashing right after logon. i dont have hijack this installed on this pc atm either, but i do have a working laptop with hijack this installed. any help would be appreciated thx

Windows XP home sp2

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Hi there,

I am running a Vostro Dell Laptop running Vista and recently I have been having some seperate issues which I'm wondering are due to one major issue. I initially had problems with my Lexmark 1200 printer which stopped communicating with the computer. I solved this once but its immediatly stopped working again. I have now tried to reinstall the original software but no change, this time round I can't get it to work. This has in turn crashed Microsft Word whilst I have been trying to solve the printer. The same day Mozilla Firefox crashed.....I've now got this going again by reinstalling it but I have had to do this several times in the last month. My computer is now running quite slowly and over the las 6 months I have had to reinstall various programmes as they have stopped working for reasons unknown! This is not only becoming frustrating but I'm worried I may have deeper issues. I really just want everything to be working happily again (including my printer which started all this!).....any help gratefully recieved.


The logs....

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 20:27:02, on 23/01/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Sea... Read more

A:Slow Computer, Word crash, Firefox crash, no printer communication - Please Help!

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I have an HP Pavilion m9040n desktop computer. The operating system is Windows Vista Home Edition. This is a family computer, and back in March, a family member told me that the computer would freeze up every so often. This could be fixed by simply restarting the computer. When I returned home from school in May, I decided to take a look at the computer to see if I could fix the problem. I began by talking to HP Technical Support. After talking with them, they told me the only solution would be to perform a system restoration. Before doing so, I saved all of the files I wished to keep to an external hard drive. Once I performed the system restoration, though, my computer would no longer load Windows properly. And since I performed the system restoration, I cannot open Windows in Safe Mode, because Windows hasn't been configured since the 'restoration.' After arguing with HP for a while, I was told the only solution would be to use a set of recovery discs.

After using the recovery discs, the computer worked great...for about 2 hours. Then the same problem ensued. Now my comuter will not load Windows. Upon starting up, it says that Windows could not be loaded properly and suggests that newly added software/hardware might be the problem. No new software or hardware has been added to my computer. I tried running the recovery discs again, and the system proceeds up until the point of the first restart. Once it restarts, though, Windows will not load and the same e... Read more

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I need some help here.. i got a number of things that do not work and i have absolutely no idea what to do.

(Dell laptop, dual boot Windows XP and SUSE Linux)

1. No more icons on the Desktop
2. Impossible to get into 'My Computer'
3. Impossible to launch the configuration panel
4. Execute > msconfig doesn't work (no error message, just nothing)
5. Execute > cmd > sfc/scannow doesn't work: it starts scanning but gets stuck somewhere around 80% of the scan
6. I can't turn the computer off normally: i have to press the button

On the good side, programs can be launched just fine from the start menu.

In Safe mode, the icons are back on the Desktop and i can get into My Computer. I've been trying to backup my stuff on an external HD in Safe mode, but no way... when a file is "too big" (a few Mb) it gets stuck and i have to reboot.

I scanned for virus (not extensively) and found nothing... but i've been recently (two weeks ago) infected by trojan.vundo. I think i cleaned it relatively well (the only thing is that after this infection, i couldn't change the wallpaper anymore).

thanks a lot

A:Windows won't load My Computer, Config Panel,..

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i was working on the computer then i accidently disconnected the power i connected it it ran trough chkdsk it finished then it restarted the themes were messed up so i did system restore the themes worked again then i tried to sync my treo with activesync i've done before no problems it wouldn't connect so i restarted my computer it said windows did not shutdown correctly do you want to start normally, last known good configuration, safe mode. i choose last good config but it gets to the load screen to xp it just restarts and gives the same choices it would be prefereable to not reinstall windows i hadn't backed it up for about two months
thanks for the help

A:computer restarts before windows xp load screen

also forgot xp home with sp3 i think it all started with avast it just slowed down too much compaq presario 6027us

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My computer keeps shutting down completely at windows load screen. I would constantly turn it on and sometimes 1 out of 10 times it would actually load up to desktop. And when I restart my computer or shut it down for whatever reason, same thing happens, Goes to Windows loading screen and shuts down. I've checked several threads etc.. All say its either this or that's the issue but I tried almost everything possible.
I've tried:
1. Bought thermal paste, but not a heating issue
2. Bought a new Hard drive, but same thing happens with that hard drive
3. Bought new ram, Tried booting comp with the new ram only same issue.
4. Bought new graphics card..
Im pretty sure its not the Power supply because when the computer actually hits the desktop i can leave it on for days. Or when its not able to boot to desktop I can stay on the bios screen for days.

My Specs:
Amd x2 64 5000+
3GB Ram
Geforce 8400GS
Windows 7 Ultimate

Someone please help me find a solution!

A:Computer shuts down at windows load screen

What motherboard are you using?

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everytime i trun on my computer it stays on the window xp loading screen forever.
dont know what wrong so can someone help.

A:my computer is stuck on the windows XP load screen

Hello trollman7777,

Will the system start in "safe mode"? Restart the system and repeatedly tap "F8" choose safe mode.

Let us know the results.

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Okay. So. I bring my computer from the dorms home for the summer and all of a sudden it won't start up. At the Windows 98 load screen with the happy blue clouds, the scrolling bar at the bottom goes from left to right, then kinda hangs in place for a few seconds, and then resumes scrolling, except the system just sits there and the processor isnt doing any work. Safe mode works. Also, in step-by-step confirmation, it freezes after trying to load msmouse.vxd.

my computer is a Hypersonic PC w/ 600 mghz Pentium III, 128 megs of RAM....obviously running windows 98.



A:Computer freezes at WIndows 98 Load Screen

Welcome to TSG, thetobis

I suggest that you work your way though James Eshelman's Shutdown and Startup Troubleshooter

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I want to load windows XP Pro 2002 upgrade on more than one Computer for free and without any problems.

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For the past 18 months my pc wont boot up but after going into safe mode a few times i eventually get to my desktop i have re-installed windows 7 and had a partition on my hard drive if i buy a new hard drive and load windows onto the new drive will this solve my crashes i thought the motherboard was faulty but the error message i sometimes receive says it is to do with a registry problem.

A:computer wont load windows on boot up

A new drive and a fresh install is a great starting point.

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So I recently upgraded my motherboard, RAM, and CPU. After doing some quick adjustments in the BIOS, I attempted to load into Windows to make sure everything was correct. Upon the Windows loading up, the logo freezes for a second, a BSOD appears (which I cannot read as it disappears within a fraction of a second) and the computer restarts.

I've already gone through a couple of passes using Memtest without any errors, so I think the RAM can be ruled out. I was hoping I could get advice on how to prevent the computer from restarting so I can see the BSOD and further provide information depending on the error.

A:Computer Upgrade - Windows Doesn't Load

You may or may not know this, but when upgrading the motherboard and CPU, it's best to do a fresh install of Windows. When moving to a brand new motherboard (specifically of a different model, same with CPU), Windows sometimes won't be able to load due to the configuration change.

If you can get around this, there's still the off chance of performance issues and just a whole mess of things. I would recommend a brand new Windows install, as it should be.

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I have this computer it goes to the login screen,i long in,and then it jus does that like 4 times a month,then i have to go in safe mode then shut it back off and lastly retart windows normally what could this be

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i just bought a new computer with Windows 10. When I go to my Club Pogo home page and try to play a game I keep getting an Java problem message. I have checked my computer and I have the latest Java downloaded and it is enabled. Does anyone know how to get around this. I never had a problem with Windows 8.

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pogo games windows 10

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Dear Members
My Packard Bell computer (intel pentium 4 processor) (windows xp) will not load? I switched it on and the Packard Bell screen appears then the screen turns black and it says windows corrupted or not found. I cannot boot in safe mode or any other mode. Please I need help i cannot afford for this computer not to work. I am not very technically minded so no compliacted phrases. Thankyou for reading this.

A:XP Windows Packard Bell computer will not load?

Did u get a recover disc with this pc from dell? if so try that. if not reinstall windows with ouf formating the drives or wipin anything, the only thing u will lost are settings, and stuff in start /programs, when u reinstall and u have to chose a name, name it soemthing different then what u did before. all ur programs will be on ur disc, but u might have to reinstall them/some good luck let me know what happens or what u do

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Im trying to help my sister fix her emachines computer. It will not load the windows screen and it constantly keeps trying to restart. It wont load in safe, safe with networking or last known good configuration. I tried to run the emachines recovery on the system and it seems to get hung up on a please wait screen. I dont have the CDs that came with the system. Is there any way to fix this?

A:Computer wont load windows screen

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tried safe mode gets stuck there too.
tried hirens boot disc  no icons up on screen -i guess it can't seem to find harddrive
tried recovery console to do system restore but just stays on examing(harddrive)
i read on here about  making a disc (german) to do a chkdsk (tools/ntfs4dos/chkdsk)
but it starts then stops and you see the prompt. x> actually it may not even have started the chkdsk maybe can't find the drive although recovery console new it was a 500gb drive so it found something.
tried to find  a harddrive checker i could get on disc but can't seem to find one i'm using  hirens boot disc using another harddrive that doesn't have windows working so i am very limited as to what i can do.
main thing is to find out if flies are still on there.

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hi i have reinstalled windows xp on a laptop and afer a couple of days it is taking forever to load into windows xp i am unsure if it is infected or a hardware problem, i have used norton to clone the drive and can restore my computer the the final state of install, ie with all the latest updates and this seems to resolve the problem but reappears again a few days later, it is my brothers laptop so are not 100% if he has downloaded something malicious without realising, please could anyone help me with this ongoing problemthanks jamiehere is a hijack this logfileLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 20:30:14, on 04/05/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost 2003\GhostStartService.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explor... Read more

A:computer taking forever to load windows

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

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So the power went out and the computer shut off... next thing you know I turn it on it goes to the usual intel p5w DH Deluxe screen and then it sits there and doesnt move for hours. I tryed everything and it wont work. I pressed f8 and f10 nothing... it says press delete for set up and still it wont take me to the setup screen. Any answers on how to boot it up even in safe mode??

A:Windows Xp Computer Wont Load Up Helppppp

Seems like something got damaged during the power outage. Do you use a surge suppressor or a UPS?

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My computer starting acting up today when i was winraring something it restarted itself and now it wont boot to my desktop
it keeps rebooting after the windows logo screen and theres a blue screen with words that show up for 1 sec...i wasnt able to read it
i tried rebooting in safe mode but it still does the some thing

can someone please help me on this

A:Computer restarts right after windows load screen

If your getting a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) after a sudden system reboot this would mean you are experiencing hardware failure. Can you give us the specs of the computer component by component and the age of it. This could help narrow down possible causes. Also have you changed anything major recently.

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Hi guys;

i have a newish computer which I entirely built myself and have had no problems with it for the last 7 months or so. However, today I noticed that my computer turned itself off completely without warning. At first I assumed that this was nothing more than a power cut; but when it happened again I got worried.

I verified that everything is seated correctly. I can enter into the BIOS with no problem but I am presented with nothing more than a flashing cursor and a blank screen. No BSOD, no Windows Logo, or anything.

Can anyone help me narrow down what is wrong

A:Computer turned itself off randomly, now won't load windows

What are the voltage readings and temperature readings in the BIOS?

For the voltage readings: Provide the 12V, 5V, and 3.3V rails.

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Hi All,

This is (hopefully) a quick and easy question. When I boot up my computer it takes roughly 3minutes to load. This may not sound like long, but when your sitting there waiting for it, it's a lifetime. I have to wait for certain programs to load before my computer will let me do anything. If I try to start something before it's ready then it will either take a long time to load or it will crash. Is there a way to check my computer to see why it's taking so long, and to shut down programs that don't need to run on start up.

It's not a major issue, but I would like to know if it's possible to do.

I am running a:
Qtech Celeron Intel CPU 2.00Ghz
512mb Ram
Windows XP Home Edition (SP2)
40g Hard Drive (24.9g available)

The items that run on start up (that I know about) are:
MSN Messenger
Panda Titanium Anti Virus
Pop-Up Stopper
Kodak Easy Share

Let me know if there's any other information that you would like.

Thanks in advance

A:Windows / Computer takes ages to load

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Hoping someone can help...when I turn on computer it goes to a screen which appears when the computer is shut off incorrectly...that screen gives me choices....

Safe mode
Safe mode with networking
Safe mode with command prompt

Last known good configuration


Start windows normally....

None of these seem to just tries to me the windows logo screen, hp invent logo screen ....then back to the same screen I started with...with all the different choices...

I have an old hp pavilion with windows xp....

What do I do to repair this problem? PLEASE HELP!


A:HELP! Computer doesn't load windows screen

Any issues prior to the problem at hand? Did you try running a hard drive diagnostic test by connecting it to another working PC?

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gonna make this as short as i can then will answer any questions asked

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 12287 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 v2, 1023 Mb
Hard Drives: A: Total - 499998 MB, Free - 458412 MB; C: Total - 109701 MB, Free - 62884 MB; D: Total - 453866 MB, Free - 239700 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 35 MB; F: Total - 476836 MB, Free - 425758 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M4A77TD PRO
Antivirus: None

my problem started about 5 days ago. i originally had windows 7 home on my ssd, and was playing a game when the computer just restarted. once i started back up it took about 5-10min to get through my motherboard screens. once it finally got through that the windows icon appeared then when it was supposed to go to the log in screen it went to a black screen and completely froze i had to do a hard restart because nothing else worked to get it to restart or shutdown.

then when i restarted it again took minutes to get through the motherboard screens and again a black screen just after the windows icon appeared but it didnt freeze this time just stayed as a black screen. so i restarted and decided to check bios and seen that my mb was not detecting my ssd, so i thought something was wrong with it. i have duel boot both windows 7 1 for me and 1 for my kids, so i decided to log in... Read more

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Running XP 64x and my computer is lagging freezing up no program responds right. in 32 bit windows everything is running normal.somethings wrong please help me i have a Hijackthis log. any other things i need to put up would be great.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:24:43 PM, on 6/11/2008
Platform: Windows 2003 SP2 (WinNT 5.02.3790)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
E:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
E:\Program Files (x86)\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
E:\Program Files (x86)\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
E:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
E:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcAppFlt.exe
E:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exe
E:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgui.exe
E:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
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Hey guys, i'm new to this forum, obviously since this is only my first post. I don't know where to actually post this so if a forum mod would like to move this feel free.

But i'm looking for a way to crash a Windows 7 computer, using a batch file. I know a decent amount about DOS/Batch files, but i don't know exactly how to crash a windows 7 computer using a batch file, because there was only one way i really wanted to do it, but with Windows 7 security fail safe, i can't take control and delete my "c:\windows\system32" folder.

You're probably asking me why i would like to do this, and the reason is because it's a school project. My instructor would like us to crash one of this lab computers using a batch file, which all i can do is Right-click>Run As Administrator. He wants it done with a lot of stylish stuff, and etc. But i'm not here for that, all i'm curious about is some different, unique, cool ways to crash a Windows 7 computer.
Batch file will be copied to the desktop and run as administrator.(No files other than the batch file may be copied to desktop)
Additional files can be utilized either as a result of creation through the batch file, as a result of downloading from the Internet or files native to the lab workstations.
Additional files are only to be utilized through the batch file
Speakers are available on-demand
Damage must be contained within the local machine

Is everything i'm allowed to do, plus i can use hardware damage.
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A:[Help] Crash Windows 7 Computer, Batch File [Wrong Section?]

Personally I don't think such things should be posted. We are here to help fix computers not dream up ways to destroy them.

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We recently had to restore our computer to it's original form due to a virus... prior to that I was making a video using Windows Movie Maker. The computer is workign great now, but I have been trying to upload more video from our camera, but when I try to acquire it I get the Blue Screen of Death. As long as I don't turn the camera on I can use WMM fine, but I need more of my video! Help!

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