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Wifi and Reboot problem!!!!!

Q: Wifi and Reboot problem!!!!!

Hello My wifi stops working all of a suden and an exclamation mark appears on wifi icon on the bottom. From that point my wifi settings won't open. If i try to reboot the pc stays on the reboot screen and won't shut down either. I can only hard reset it with the power button when this problem with the wifi appears. Any suggestions about how to solve this???

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My wifi stops working and an exclamation mark appears on wifi icon on the bottom. From that point my wifi settings won't open. If i try to reboot the pc stays on the reboot screen and won't shut down either. I can only haed reset it with the power button. Any suggestions?

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Hi Guys! This is my first ever post :P
My Problem is: Every time I turn on my laptop I have to uninstall and then re-install my WiFi drivers to connect to any network. It works fine after I uninstall the driver through Device Manager and Re-install it. I can connect to most networks fine...

Any Help will be greatly appreciated!

My Specs:

Asus X55Sv
OS Windows 7 Ulitmate RC (7100)
CPU Core 2 Duo T8300 2.40GHz
Memory 3GB
WiFi Card Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
LAN Marvell Yukon 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Graphics Card(s) nVidia GeForce 9500M GS 512MB
Monitor(s) Displays 15.6"
Screen Resolution 1440x990
Hard Drives 250GB+500GB eSATA External
Internet SpeedADSL2+

A:After Reboot WiFi has to be re-installed.

Any suggestions?

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My Artisan 710 wireless printer will work fine. If I put the computer to sleep or shut down, when I reboot it, the printer will not work. I have to click "remove device" and then "add printer" and it will find it on the network and work fine. Until my next reboot.

System is Win 7 Ultimate.

A:WiFi printer reinstall each reboot

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I have Win 7 Home Premium.

Is there an easy way to disable my wireless connection so that (a) it does not enable itself after a reboot, and (b) I don't need to implement the complete process to re-enable the wireless?

Under normal circumstances, the re-enable after a reboot is fine. I can disconnect WiFi from the system tray, and it reconnects after reboot.

But sometimes, I might want wireless to remain disabled after reboot. For example, if I'm doing a database restore, and the database starts synching after a reboot (such as Evernote), it could cause problems :-)

At the moment, I simply switch off the router until the database restore is complete.

A:How to turn off WiFi so that it does not re-enable after reboot?

Just don`t let it connect.

Doesn`t the laptop have an on off switch for wireless ? Most laptops do.

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I have Win 7 Home Premium.

Is there an easy way to disable my wireless connection so that (a) it does not enable itself after a reboot, and (b) I don't need to implement the complete process to re-enable the wireless?

Under normal circumstances, the re-enable after a reboot is fine. I can disconnect WiFi from the system tray, and it reconnects after reboot.

But sometimes, I might want wireless to remain disabled after reboot. For example, if I'm doing a database restore, and the database starts synching after a reboot (such as Evernote), it could cause problems :-)

At the moment, I simply switch off the router until the database restore is complete.

A:How to turn off WiFi so that it does not re-enable after reboot?

Just don`t let it connect.

Doesn`t the laptop have an on off switch for wireless ? Most laptops do.

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can someone tell me what just happened?

i'd just gotten home and turned on the laptop (an MSI bought a year ago, Intel Pentium Dual CPU T2410 @2.00 GHz).. all's fine and normal, with just Firefox and YM running.

then the screen turns black, as if the laptp's sleeping.

i couldn't turn it back on so i removed the power adaptor and batteries, then turned it on again.

when it was back on, wifi's gone...

what just happened there?


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When I continuously use my laptop for 50-60 mins then my wifi network starts showing limited connection and I have to re-start it to get it fixed. I don't understand if problem is with wifi (hardware) or software issues.

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weird problem.....Bought a new Acer Aspire Timeline 1810t about 3 months ago. Right out of the box, it has randomly rebooted / BSOD when accessing public WiFi at work (IT there told me they use Cisco Routers). No problems with WiFi anywhere else (wireless G at other workplace and at home, hotels, etc.). Have run Windows memory diagnostic, and everything else I can think of. All clear......

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (upgraded from OEM Home Basic).
Toshiba HD failed after 1 month, but was replaced under warranty.
Cloned original HD w. Acronis to new one when it came back.
Updated all drivers.
Sometimes shows error 0X0000007F HDAUDBUS.SYS (updated audio drivers to no avail).

Is the perfect subnotebook except for this major annoyance! Have thrown considerable Jack Daniels at the problem to no avail--seeking enlightenment, Paul.

A:Random Reboot / BSOD using work WiFi

5 Memory dumps in one day - that's a lot!

As soon as we've finished working on this, please visit the Acer website and update ALL of your drivers. Then visit Windows Update...Important Updates and download/install Service Pack 1

Let's start by removing the Audio drivers (uninstall the Audio in Control Panel). Then update the Audio drivers from here: Step5

If the BSOD's continue, then start by temporarily uninstalling ZoneAlarm. Use the Windows Firewall temporarily (just to see if ZoneAlarm is causing the BSOD's). If you need finer firewall control, try this free application: Windows7FirewallControl : Sphinx Software

Then, try to download a fresh copy of the networking drivers (both wired and wireless). These will be difficult as Acer doesn't list Win7 64 bit drivers for these devices. If you can't locate Win7 drivers, please post back and we'll see if we can find them elsewhere.

Just for the record, these are your networking devices:

Network Card(s): 3 NIC(s) Installed.
[01]: Atheros AR8131 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20)
Connection Name: Local Area Connection
Status: Media disconnected
[02]: Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
Connection Name: Wireless Network Connection
DHCP Enabled: Yes
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Hi, the problem I have is that every time i shutdown and power back on, my Wifi, WLAN and all the USB drivers are not working.

I found all I have to do is disable and then enable the Wifi / WLAN drivers in device manager, to start them working. And I found that If I uninstall all the USB devices in device manager they then reinstall automatically.

But then when I reboot then they are not working again.

I tried a system restore to when the drivers were working but they don't change.

I have downloaded the latest drivers from Intel's website, and tried DriverMax which says the drivers are the latest version.

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit on a Dell Studio 1555. The Wifi / WLAN drivers are Intel.

I've tried searching on google but I haven't come across anyone with this problem. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas?

A:Wifi, WLAN and USB drivers disable after every reboot

re install the drivers using Dells recommended drivers
hope this helps you , if you have any problems please post back

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So. at random times my WIFI gets disabled and when I hover over the symbol it says wifi networks available. When I go into the network list it just goes into a loop that never loads the list.

the none of the network list services can be restarted/stopped/started and in device manager I can not disable/uninstall/re-install my wifi adapter.

The only way to re-enable my wifi is to completely restart my computer with a forced shutdown (hold the power button) because normal methods go into loops that never end.
In the past I did fix it for an extended period of time by downloading the most recent .net Framework, this seemed to solve the problem for months until now.

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Since upgrading my HP DV6T7000-CTO from Windows 7 to Win 8 and now 8.1I have had an intermittent issue where the my wifi/bluetooth adapter is detected, until a restart, and then afterwards, is no longer detected. I have a Intel centrino wireless N 2230 which is both wifi and bluetooth. I cannot connect to wifi, nor is the bluetooth detected. Additionally, the wifi-radio button on my laptop, will not turn on (red is off, white is on). Sometimes I can temporarily fix the issue by shutting down, disconnecting the adapter from my laptop, reseating it, and then rebooting. This does not always work though.

I have tried the latest drivers from Intel as well as tried removing those and just installing whatever Windows update thinks is best. I have also updated the Bios to the latest, but to no avail. I have even replaced the adapter with a new adapter but the same model and that did not fix the issue either. For that reason, I am thinking it could be a driver issue. But, I have never experienced a driver problem where something would go from working properly to not being detected at all after a reboot. Any help figuring this out would be of great help.

A:wifi/bluetooth device not detected after reboot

I noticed your Intel driver link is for 16.5 series driver, I found this 16.7 series one, bottom download for 8.1 64-bit. It is the larger file and should include everything.

If it doesn't work, I'm at a loss myself.

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It has become necessary to fix my WiFi connection each time I reboot Vista on my Dell Inspiron 1525.
First, I get a message that my Wi-Fi Catcher band configuration is not compaitble with the WLAN card band configuration. So I select YES to automatically change the band configuration.
Next, I get a message that this is fixed.
The final fix is to use the Diagnose and Repair function from the tray Wi-Fi icon. This fixes the problem until the next boot.
I tried to fix this by restoring to a restore point. The problem seemed to show up after an automatic update.
The restore did not fix the problem.
Anyone with an idea?

A:WiFi connection requires repair at each reboot

Hi turbine_guy,
I suggest you to update the wireless drivers, BIOS to the latest version and check if that fixes the issue. You can download the latest drivers from the following link by selecting the Operating System (Windows Vista 32-bit):
Please let me know if you need further assistance.

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Hey all,

Happy holidays!

I don't know what has triggered my PC to do this but it's driving me up the walls.

After every reboot or a fresh start, my Win8.1 PC always has its WiFi disconnected. It then takes me 2-3 tries to connect to my home WiFi as it returns a simple "couldn't connect to network" error message. I tried re-installing the drivers but that hasn't helped.

The last software that could have triggered is my VPN software. But the problem started to happen a few days AFTER I installed the VPN. The problem doesn't go away even if I disable the VPN's TAP driver. I cannot uninstall my VPN as I need it almost daily.

I hope there is a solution to it. It's so frustrating.

System Rig:
Core i7
GTX 680
Gigabyte G1.Assassin 2 using built-in Wifi
Windows 8.1

A:Wifi Always Disconnected after reboot/fresh start Win8.1

Hi mufaa,
It may be a problem from your WiFi driver can you go to Device Manager then check if your WiFi driver is up to date?

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I've wasted SO many hours on this this week. Staying in a hotel in Europe with only wired Wifi. I was able to create a Virtual hotspot one night, but then I restarted my computer and I can't get it to work again.

Here is what I did:

1) made sure no other virtual Network adaptor programs were running (I had Hamachi LogMeIn on this laptop too. I exited it and killed the process). Also made sure I wasn't currently connected to wifi occupying the adaptor.
2) Download and install Virtual Router Manager 1.0 from
3) Run it and tell it to set up a virtual network with the name [SSID NAME] and password [password]
(this app basically just automates the Windows Shell commands that creates a virtual network adaptor).
4) Right click on the Ethernet adaptor that has the working net connection and choose Properties -> Sharing and tell it to use the Virtual Network Wireless adaptor created in step #3
5) Right click on The Virtual network adaptor created in step #3 and UN-check support for IpV6. This handy tip got it to work in the first place.

So it worked ONE night. ? But I?ve repeated this steps 5 times now, and NOTHING. It doesn?t even create the wireless network for others to see. I?ve rebooted a few times too.

See this screenshot of what my adaptors look like:

I'm so upset with this I'm actually considering walking down the street and BUYING a damn router. Also, mocking me is all the MacBook pro wifi hotspots I can see ot... Read more

A:Trouble creating wifi Hotspot. worked, now fails on reboot

UPDATE: I just turned on my phone and it was connected...for like 3 seconds at full strength. Then the wireless network vanished. It seems the laptop creates the network in bursts for a few seconds every few minutes or so). Any ideas why that might be?

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I recently updated my Inspiron 14" 5459 to the Windows 10 anniversary update, i noticed that when my wifi access point changes or wifi signal drops or turning off wifi, my laptop semi-freezes, you could still scroll with the mouse or track pad and select open tabs but that's all, clicking other icons and even the windows start menu does not work, if you wait for more than 5 minutes, everything goes back to normal. Waiting around for about 5 minutes is annoying so what I do is press ctrl alt delete and from there restart the laptop. my wifi adapter is updated to the most recent version and also both graphics card (intel hd 520 and amd radeon m335) is also updated to the latest version.  Any suggestion on how to resolve this issue?

A:after Windows 10 anniversary update, Inspiron 5459 freezes if wifi is turned off or wifi access point is changed, is there a solution to this problem?

Please confirm the wireless card from the device manger or the network control panel. Also please update the BIOS firmware to the latest version. The BIOS update should ideally be version v1.2.2. Also please try system out with  a LAN cable as well to confirm if is indeed caused by the wireless. Though this may not run a complete diagnostics on the network you can run a hardware diagnostics on the computer using the following steps

Shutdown the computer
Hold the 'Fn' key and turn on the computer
Let go of the 'Fn' key after 2 seconds

This is will initiate the H/w diagnostics. Please let us know if it completes or if  you run into any errors. If  you do run into any errors. 

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Hi All,

I have two wifi APs in the home and I have it all set up so that one is the Internet by cell phone tether and the other is the cabled network via the router wifi.

Works just fine - except.

On wifi 1, Internet I have it set for "Connect automatically" which at boot up it does.

On wifi 2, Network I also have it set for "Connect automatically" which at boot up it does NOT do. I have to go in and connect manually even though the "Connect automatically" is checked.

It seems win8 sees "Connect automatically"and does it but then stops checking other connections. Probably a "feature."

Is there some way to force both "Connect automatically" to happen?


A:Wifi Auto-Connect to two-wifi APs, problem

There is a group policy setting for this, but even if both are connected you will only be using one of those connections at a time.

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Hi.just a little wifi laptop can not find my wifi connection,but my phone and other laptop can.i have no idea what is the problem.please help,thanks in advance.

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I have a E6510 notebook . I have a problem to update the bios . Because the notebook has a problem in the POST phase . In fact, if I access the cold pc post BIOS is slow but it works . Instead reboot ( control-alt-delete ) hangs with a flashing light. No other problems . I wanted to try to update the bios from A5 to A9 . but the update is a -executable file that performs the first phase but remains stuck in the reboot . P.S. I do not know other ways of updating and still can not seem to extract the bios files from executable

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recently i was having major computer issues on my desktop, i did a full restore to factory settings and after doing a few windows updates i found that my network adaptor was not finding any signals. it does not show up in the change adaptor settings page or in the device manager page. when i troubleshoot my internet connection it says an ethernet cable is not properly plugged in. I have a desktop computer but it definately has a wireless network card. i used to get windows updates for it and it just stopped working one day. when i look in the BIOS the only option related to booting a network card is B03 D00 Yukon PXE. no matter when i boot it i still dont get wireless signals. when i go into the boot menu and try to boot this device it says " PXE E61: media test failure please check cable" i have opened the tower and the card is securely in its slot. i thought i would workaround by getting a usb wifi card. I installed it and connected to the internet and it alternated between having a connection to the internet and being connected to the network but not the internet. even when it is connected to the internet i cannot reach any web pages. my dropbox desktop files update very slowly (7kb/s). when i am connected with the usb card the network stops working for everyone else in the house. they can no longer reach web pages or continue downloads. please help.

gateway DX4300
AMD Phenom II X4 810 processor 2.60 GHz
windows 7 home premium

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A:wifi adaptor not recognized, usb wifi hogging wifi resources

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I'm not exactly the best with the computers but i do know something is obviously wrong. My computer was built by a friend so that may have something to do with my problem. The problem is i went to restart and when windows/motherboard w.e wasn't loading up. I shut off the computer and when i powered it back up again, same thing happened. My friend suggested that i may not be getting enough power to the computer to boot up, but i hooked it up to its own outlet and the same thing happened. This happened once before awhile ago but soon after i reformatted so it seemed to solve the problem. I'm thinking that there may be a problem with the wiring but then again why would something like this happen almost after a year it was built.

One thing that i do notice is that the harddrive makes a clicking sound as if it wants to do something but can't. This happens when its trying to boot up. The fans go on as if its about to boot up but nothing happens. It can idle like that for hours if i left it. Any suggestions would be apprecaiated. Thank you.

A:reboot problem

Have your friend install another hard drive, and see if the computer starts to boot. You can disconnect the hard drive cables and see if the computer boots to "no operating system found"... if the system gets to this point, the hard drive is bad

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hi im new to this forum, i have a serious problem with my laptop, i currently owns a Toshiba, but it started acting strange, like for example freeze, therefore i decided to reeboot my laptop. but when the process reach 78% it starts making some strange noises and comes up with an error message saying: error restoring image.
acces is denied.
ERROR: ImageX could not apply VISTA F:\05667XSP.swm Index 2 from ODD to C:\!
press any key to continue.
any idea what the error is, i have tried restarting the process a few times and the same message appears each time

A:Reboot problem please help

i decided to reeboot my laptopClick to expand...

Do you mean you tried restoring your laptop? Because there's no percentage count in loading Windows (unless it's doing a CheckDisk)

You might want to run a HardDrive Diagnostics test on your HardDrive (I think it may be failing!)

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I have a Lenovo 450K, 2 T HD 12 G Ram, i7 Processor,Win 8.1. The problem I have with this machine is that when rebooting it take up to 4-5 reboots

to restart. This has happened even after re-storing to factory. Any ideas greatly appreciated.

A:Reboot Problem

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i have a media center computer and i just restored the computer so media center works. i just set up the TV part of the program and whenever i go to change the channels, or even the guide, it restarts. what can i do

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Thanks a lot ppl for those who have helped me thru my last problem
I settled the issue about BSOD...
now when i leave my computer on for the day...and after a few hours..the screen goes black...I moved my mouse it wasnt hibernating...tried Ctrl Del response....but the computer is on...
Ahh...then I reboot manually...and the screen becomes black again....only if I press f8 at the beggining then use last good configuration then it will work

A:another problem on reboot

Did you change any video-drivers?

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My computer is running under window XP professional. Yesterday happened that when i switched on it , the computer starts with Window logo and takes me to the screen of Checking file system on C. It keeps on this screen until it reaches to stage 2 of three and stuck there or some time reboot again and keeps on like this. If i press f8 to get the safe mode screen to go to Safe mode but also stuck there without success to get safe mode.
Any solution to this problem. Thank you.

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getting error----DCOM got error "The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. " attempting to start the service iPodService with arguments "-Service" in order to run the server:

For more information, see Help and Support Center at

have new mb, proc, ram and vid

cant get it fixed...keep rebooting the pc or blue screen of death..please help

A:reboot problem

It seems that the iPodService is causing this. Right click on My Computer->Manage->Services (left pane) and look at the right pane for iPodService. Right click (or double click to open properties) on it and choose either Manual or Disable.

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Had problems getting off aptio utility screen , got through that now stuck on reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key. Laptop is Asus v550c

A:Reboot problem

Are you unable to select the proper boot device?

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A friend of mine did a reformat on his C drive & installed a fresh copy of Win XP (sp2)... After he did windows update & restarted his computer, the PC kept rebooting after the "Windows XP" screen. It can't even boot into safe mode...
Please help...

A:Reboot Problem(can't go into Win XP)


You could try booting up the Windows CD and running a "repair" install to see if that helps.

But, personally I would download the diagnostic/utility software from the manufacturer of hard drive's website and zero the drive (low level format) and start again. This will wipe absolutely everything off the drive.

When it gets to installing the drivers do the mainboard/chipset drivers first, then video, and gradually build up the drivers with a restart between each one to see if this is a driver clash. I would recommend using known good drivers (i.e. previously ran ok) first, just to get things up and running and then update later.


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My laptop was working, but suddenly stopped working. I turned off the laptop and turned it on, but it has started giving message

?Reboot and Select proper Boot device Or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key?

I have checked Boot Device Priority, it was showing 1st Boot Device to Network, which I have changed to Hard Drive, but still same message. When I switch on, it makes continue weird noise.

I have allot of work and software on this laptop and do not want to loose it using recovery dvd.

I copied ISO file, when I ran that file on the computer, I received following message:

?A Problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer
If this is the first time you?ve seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps;
Check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver is identified in the stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing video adapters.
Check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.
Technical information:
*** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xF748E0BF, 0xF78DA208, 0xF78D9F08)
*** pci-sys ? Address F748E0BF base at F7487000, DateStamp 3b7d855c?

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A:Reboot Problem

Sometimes...when the CMOS battery starts to will produce all sorts of strange effects, starting with the clock and various STOP errors, but I've also seen such change my CMOS/BIOS settings.I would try replacing the CMOS battery, CMOS Battery Replacement -

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I am getting '60 sec Shutdown.' WHat it does is a little dialog box comes up and tells me to close and/or save all unsaved data or data will be lost becasue windows will be shutting down. It says that some how the file called 'services.exe' is being blocked, is it is needed for the CPU to reboot. ANY problems?LOG:---------------------------Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 4:35:24 PM, on 5/24/2006Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\avdll32.exeC:\PROGRA~1\PRIMUS~1\DATAWO~1\app\pppoeservice.exeC:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exeC:\WINNT\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINNT\Explorer.EXEC:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\systry3x.exeC:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exeC:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.ExeC:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exeC:\PROGRA~1\PRIMUS~1\DATAWO~1\app\enternet.exeC: ... Read more

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I'm trying to fix a friends PC with a DVD in it. When I put a disk in it, the PC reboots. Can someone please tell me what is wrong. The DVD player used to work. It just kinda stopped working. That's the message that I was told.

Please assist.

Thanx in advance.

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I have a problem with my grandsons computer He is running windows vista and he shut the comp. down with the power button. Now it will not reboot to windows. A screen comes up and says possible error on software or hardware. then goes to a screen that says restart normally or safe mode or safe mode with options or last successfull start up. I tried them all and it just keeps repeating any ideas? thanx in advance

A:reboot problem

what does the possible damage to software/hardwar say? a picture of that screen may be helpful.

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I have a Lenovo 450K, 2 T HD 12 G Ram, i7 Processor, Win 8.1. The problem I have with this machine is that when rebooting it take up to 4-5 reboots to restart. This has happened even after re-storing to factory. Any ideas greatly appreciated. 

A:Reboot Problem

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
 Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.

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I just put in a LiteOn sata DVD burner. I'm running an XP Pro with 1 GB mem, and a 250GB HDD, but I'm having a boot problem. It gets up to the XP Logo page and then heboots or it sends me to the options page for normal reboot, or Safe Mode (which doesn't work).

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



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Hey guys,

I have a WinNT4 (SP6) workgroup server that I have been planning an expansion project for quite some time now. The division that uses the server is not a high budget division so the decision to expand into the realm of IDE vs. SCSI was not hard to conquer. IDE is the only way they could afford to expand.

So, I got them an IDE ATA 133 RAID Controller Card and a couple 40gig drives. Tested it on a Win98 machine so I knew how to configure and install (generally).

Then I go to install the setup into the server. The direction said to plug the card in, then load the drivers. This caused the machine to go into a rebooting loop. So I took the card out, and loaded the drivers first then stuck the card back in. Now the server will boot up fine with the card in it, but when I hook a drive to the card I am caught back in the reboot loop.

The machien goes to the point where the takes over and I get the following error:

STOP issued, error: C0000143

Starting error log. Log may be viewed through the event viewer.

Starting physical memory dump.
(counter starts at 1 and goes to 100)
When the memory dump counter reaches 100, the system reboots. This cycle will continue as long as there is an IDE drive attached to the card. I have printed and examined diagnostic printouts from the server. DISPLAY_DRIVER.DLL is not even listed as a driver in the system.

Please let me know if you can help. I am short on time to trouble shoot this one.

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A:WIN NT4 (SP6) reboot problem

Here are some articles I took off of the MSKB. These articles describe the problem, but not the correct circumstances. Just hoping to job some peoples memories.;EN-US;165748;EN-US;186674;EN-US;162577;EN-US;170397

I am not sure that any of the fixes described in these articles will work, since the circumstances are different.

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Everytime I reboot I get a small yellow notice on the opening screen that says the following:

""You have files waiting to be written to the CD.""

A:Reboot Problem

Sorry that message was sent prematurely.

When I ckick this yellow waring it shows a folder that has no files in it. How do I eliminate this annoyong warning.

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Hey everyone.
Whenever i try to change my computer resolution back to 1024x768 my computer reboots out of nowhere, so it wont let me change my resolution.
And whenever i try play online games, for example, gunbound, guildwars, etc. my computer reboots as soon as the game opens too..
it's been like this for a while.
So does anyone know how to fix my problem?

A:Reboot problem.

Welcome to TSG....

You can try updating the video display drivers for the computer first. And please post some computer system specs if possible.

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Hi Guys

My PC runs fune until i plug in the modem... As long as the modem is plugged in it
will continue to start up and then reboot until i unplug it again.
Ive searched and searched trying to find a fix with this and have had no joy


The error signature is

BCCode : d1
BCP1 : F77D2B0A BCP2 : 00000002 BCP3 : 00000000
BCP4 : F77D2B0A OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 1_0 Product : 256_1

My PC is

Windows XP pro SP2

Any info you need please et me know

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After posting on here a while ago that my computer (Dell 4300 w/XP Home SP2) was rebooting approximately 3 times a day. Most replies pointed me towards the power supply. I did the calculations and because of the items I've added (2nd hard drive, dvd burner, usb 2.0), my power supply was certainly being taxed. I upgraded the old 250W to a 500W. The problem is still there. About every 8 hours or so it will reboot, no matter what I am doing, or not doing. There are no other symtoms whatsoever. So I am wondering where to start looking from here. Can anybody help?

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hello guys i try to reboot my pc and i got this error:

so i did some resarch and saw that i got a problem in a service that called "Virtul disk " and i need to start that service but when i try to open the service i got this error : "error 1053 the service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion windows 7"

i did some resarch again and found i need to start the service that called "Plug and Play" but when i try to start it i got the same error as before.

any help how to solve it?

thx for the helppers.

A:Problem when i try to reboot my pc

Hi there,

Is your computer a desktop or a laptop computer? What is the brand/model of your computer? Please provide the specs of your computer when you can. By knowing the computer specs, we would definitely be able to troubleshoot your computer issue more efficiently.

Try and see if your computer is able to at least boot into "safe mode". When was the last time your computer was able to boot into the Windows OS successfully?

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Every time I start the computer or restart it automatically launches internet explorer and goes to a porno website (always the same one). When I check my home page (Yahoo) it has not changed. I don't know how to get this to stop. I have run Norton antivirus but nothing changes. I'm very frustrated. Can anyone help?

A:xp reboot problem

You have been hijacked...

Please download Ad-aware SE and install it if you don't have it already. Make sure it's the newest version and check for any updates before running it. Also go here to get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. To run this tool, go into Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection. Also make sure to customize the settings in Ad-aware for better scan results. Run the scan and fix everything that it finds.

Download and install Spybot S&D. Run Spybot and click on the 'Search for Updates' button. Install any updates that are available. Next click on the 'Check for Problems' button. Let it run the scan. If it finds something, check all those in RED and hit the Fix Selected Problems button. Exit Spybot. If you keep getting the DSO Exploit entries, even after you updated Windows and fixed them, then download the Spybot DSO Exploit Fix and install it over the current Spybot installation.

If the problem remains download HijackThis - this program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HijackThis.exe there. Double click on the program to run it.

1. If it gives you an intro screen, just choose 'Do a system scan and save a logfile'.
2. If you don't get the intro screen, just hit Scan and then cli... Read more

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Windows XP computer keeps rebooting....please help...thank you

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:16:18 AM, on 9/30/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$VAIO_VEDB\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VCSW\VCSW.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VzCdb\VzCdbSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe

A:Reboot Problem...

If SurfAccuracy is listed in Add/Remove Programs, please uninstall it.

Then, click here to download the trial version of Ewido Security Suite:

Install Ewido.
During the installation, under "Additional Options" uncheck "Install background guard" and "Install scan via context menu".
Launch ewido.
It will prompt you to update click the OK button and it will go to the main screen.
On the left side of the main screen click update.
Click on Start and let it update.
DO NOT run a scan yet.

Restart your computer into Safe Mode now.
(Start tapping the F8 key at Startup, before the Windows logo screen).
Perform the following steps in Safe Mode:

* Run Ewido:
Click on scanner
Click Complete System Scan and the scan will begin.
During the scan it will prompt you to clean files, click OK.
When the scan is finished, look at the bottom of the screen and click the Save report button.
Save the report to your desktop.


Post a new Hijack This log and the results of the Ewido scan.

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Please Help!!!!
My computer keeps crashing. I have received an error message from Mircosoft titled "Error Caused By Device Driver"
After an explanation, the actual error is hyperlinked with the folowing: "0x000000EA THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER"

Can anyone give me a simple fix for this problem? (if there is such thing)
These crashed never happen with me only with my son when he is making cd's or something. Then it just continues to get so far when it reboots and then shuts down again.

Hope someone can help me.
Thank You in advance for any advice and support in this matter.
Sincerely, Evie

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I thought this was normal windows updated I thought wrong to make a long story short: My computer wont shut off it keeps rebooting to a screen that says 3 of 3 updates o% do not shut off computer then never gets to even 1% then reboots and comes back to the same screen. I cant even get to the gateway destructive recovery to wipe it all out and start over. Any ideas?

A:sp2 reboot problem

looks like your only option is to do a "REPAIR INSTALL" from your vista DVD not recovery but REPAIR, and if that does not work a complete REINSTALL. and don't upgrade to SP2 again.

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i had installed new os 64 bit windows 7

wifi won't gets enable in my laptop i had check for bios also

can anyone assist me for this

thanks .....

A:problem with lenovo laptop z560 wifi problem

sorry do you have the full model number is should be like another three letters.

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I am currently working on a pc with the following problem:

When you boot up the machine no matter what choice. normal, safe, last know, etc. it boots about halfway through the xp home logo. Then it reboots it self. In trying to find a fix for this. I have tried the following:

replaced cmos battery
Replaced Ram
Tried a different CPU Chip
Unplugged floppy drive and Cd-rom drive
Removed two pci cards
THe cpu fan is running correctly and the heatsink is clean of debri.

Does this sound like a hardware or windows problem? I have been trying to get this fixed for the past few hours with no signs of luck.

Please help

A:Windows Reboot Problem

I found the fix to this. The hard drive had a malfunctioning problem. Replaced with new drive and runs like it should

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I am getting reboots whenever I do scans now. Norton scans, webroot spysweeper, and registry mechanic. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing these reboots?

A:My reboot problem revisited

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I had a ramnit.b virus on my pc and I tried using malwarebytes, microsoft security essentials and avg but every time I removed the virus and restarted my pc it came back. I then decided to reboot windows and it seemed to go well but when it gets onto the please wait screen an error box comes up saying "WinZip Self-Extractor header corrupt. Possible cause: bad disk or file transfer error" and I cannot close it as the mouse and keyboard are not working.

Is there anything I can do to solve this issue?

Thanks in advance


A:Windows reboot problem

I posted this in your original post in the XP forum also. Following is provided courtesy of our Malware Response Team:"I'm afraid I have very bad news. Win32/Ramnit (and related variants) is a dangerous file infector with IRCBot functionality which infects .exe, and .HTML/HTM files, and opens a back door that compromises your computer. Using this backdoor, a remote attacker can access and instruct the infected computer to download and execute more malicious files. The infected .HTML or .HTM files may be detected as The infected .HTML or .HTM files may be detected as Virus:VBS/Ramnit.A or VBS/Generic. Win32/Ramnit.A!dll is a related file infector often seen with this infection. It too has IRCBot functionality which infects .exe, .dll and .HTML/HTM files and opens a back door that compromises your computer. This component is injected into the default web browser by Worm:Win32/Ramnit.A which is dropped by a Ramnit infected executable file. -- Note: As with most malware infections, the threat name may be different depending on the anti-virus or anti-malware program which detected it. Each security vendor uses their own naming conventions to identify various types of malware.Understanding virus names VirusTotal Threat aliases for W32/Ramnit <- Win32.Ramnit!IK, W32.Ramnit!inf, Win32.Rmnet VirScan Threat aliases for W32/Ramnit <- Win32/Zbot, PWS.Panda.387, PE_RAMNIT, Trojan/Generic.arhm McAfee Threat aliases for W32/Ramnit - link 1 <- Trojan... Read more

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So, I was just bringing my computer out of Sleep mode with my new ASRock motherboard and for some dumb reason not 60 seconds after it got back into Windows, it resets. No BSOD, no dump, no message saying that it "recovered from a serious problem", nothing!

I can tell you this though, the board in my System Specs features the Dehumidifier function, which, when activated in BIOS, allows the system to reduce moisture and prevent damage to critical components when the system is started from standby or hibernate, or even from cold boot. Should I go in there and Disable the Dehumidifier Function?

A:A rather annoying reboot problem

I would try it. Is it enabled by default?
I've never heard of a dehumidifier function before. I guess it might be necessary if you live near the equator or something. It is supposed to detect moisture and wake the computer from S4-S5 sleep.

Let us know if it changes anything.

That "Other Info" stuff may be more cause for concern. What happened to the case?

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I am running Windows XP Professional, and have been since it came out, without any problems.

About two weeks ago my machine starting freezing up periodically. I couldn't turn off the machine and had to reset the machine using the little button you push with a pen. On that reboot, it doesn't recognize that I have any hard drives. At that point I have to turn the machine on and off, then it boots fine. If I ctrl-alt-del after it first doesn't recognize the drives, it continues to not recognize the hard drives. (it does see the cd-roms, just not the hard drives).

Does anyone have any ideas?

A:Win XP freeze/reboot problem

if both h/d are on the same eide cable,check you can see them in the bios
if you cannot see them check for a loose connection or put in a new eide cable

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Read a thread about having issues with laptop rebooting when trying to access internet. The internet itself doesn't have to be opened for this odd restart to happen.

In a nutshell, this is also happening to mine as well.

I have no clue if this one is a virus or just a bad hard drive...
I would love some help! Thank you.

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Can anyone offer any suggestions please??

After months of trouble free computing, my system has suddenly started causing problems. When I boot up for the first time each day (or evening), it will load to the desktop and after a few minutes will suddenly appear to shutdown. The display will disappear but the system is still running and the monitor light remains on green as though the signal is still there. I have to manually shut down with the on/off switch and then restart. In the majority of occasions, the system will then run Ok for the rest of the day. I have also had several complete lock-ups on screen which I have never had previously.

I have suspicions that the problem is somehow related to my graphic card and drivers as it only started after I downloaded a Windows XP update for my graphics card. I have since used system restore to remove that update and downloaded and installed the manufacturers latest drivers instead. This has made no difference. I have made no hardware changes and installed no new software.

I run Zonealarm, Norton Anti-virus (with Liveupdate) and Adaware. I escaped the MSBlast worm and virus scans are clean.

I have also noticed that the system takes about twice as long to boot up as it used to.
Can anyone offer any suggestions please??

After months of trouble free computing, my system has suddenly started causing problems. When I boot up for the first time, it will load to the desktop and after a few minutes will suddenly appear to shutdown. Th... Read more

A:Reboot & Locking problem

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Operating System: Windows 2000 (service pack 2)
Computer Make: Home built ()
Processor: 1.33 MHz AMD Athlon Thunderbird
Memory: 512 ddr MB
Screen Resolution: 1024 by 768
Web Browser:
Other Information:
Asus A7M266 motherboard
Asus v8200t2 geforce 3 deluxe 64meg ddr graphics card
Creative audigy platinum sound card
western digital 120 gig 7200 rpm 8 meg cache harddrive
razer boomslang 2000 usb mouse
crucial 512 meg ddr memory
antec 400w pp403x power supply
Windows 2000 Professional

Sometimes my computer will reboot on its own right after the "built on nt technology" screen. Sometimes it might be a couple of hours before it does it and sometimes it doesn't do it at all. Sometimes when it boots up it doesn't detect my mouse until I unplug then replug it. When I first cut it on today, I went into the bios to see if I had missed something and it locked up there so I had to reboot. I have the most recent bios. I went to the event log and this is what it said after one of the random reboots:

Event Type: Information
Event Source: Save Dump
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1001
Date: 6/13/2002
Time: 4:41:01 PM
User: N/A
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x000000d1 (0x00ff0090, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0xbeb62fec). Microsoft Windows 2000 [v15.2195]. A dump was saved in: C:\WINNT\Minidump\Mini061302-02.dmp.

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Hi, I have a strange problem someone may be able to help with.

When I reboot my computer through Windows the computer shuts down correctly, but then the monitor remains black and the bios starts beeping out the error code for "VGA not detected". Why would this be?
I am forced to press the power button and wait from 5 to 10 minutes to reboot normally.
(I'm using Windows Vista Ultimate x64, have an ASUS P6T Deluxe motherboard and a Gigabyte Geforce GTX 280. 800 watts ZION power supply)

Is this a BIOS settings or GPU problem? I already reseated the GPU. Could it be a power supply failure?

Thanks .

A:Reboot problem--very annoying.

in the bios is it set to your graphics card or your onboard video?

it does sound like it could be a power issue but with an 800 watt psu unless it is going bad you should not be having an issue.

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

A:press f1 to reboot problem



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

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Hello, My friend is having a problem with the reboot time app posted here. It is showing her like 86 seconds but it only take 50 secconds. The app works fine on my machine. Any ideas as to why it is not working correctly on her machine? I know that the vbs was already unblocked. Thanks for any help.

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Quote: Originally Posted by larry d

Hello, My friend is having a problem with the reboot time app posted here. It is showing her like 86 seconds but it only take 50 secconds. The app works fine on my machine. Any ideas as to why it is not working correctly on her machine? I know that the vbs was already unblocked. Thanks for any help.

Hi Larry and welcome
We need a bunch more info before we can help you.

What app? posted where?

Computer specs please
Ken J+

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hey, when my computer loads up it comes up with the message:
'Reboot and select Proper Boot Device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key'
any help with this would be much appreciated

A:Reboot Device problem

Hi -

Did you just install Vista, install new hardware, drivers or have USB plugged in? Anything different from prior boot?


EDIT: Here are some MS KBs on subject:


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hi everyone

here is my problem, i got a new mobo, cpu, ram and video card. I'm using a hard drive from a old system that already has a os (windows xp) installed on it. When i power up my pc everything boots up to where i guess the drivers load and the windows last config-safe mod-safe mod with command prompt menu comes up. No matter what i pick it just shows my video card name and info then restarts. I'm pretty sure its not the video card because i tryed a old card (pci x16) and the same thing happend. I'm kinda stumped at the moment so any help would be apreciated. Thank you in advance.

A:bios reboot problem

you need to reinstall windows in order to run it with the new hardware. a re-installation is necessary any time you replace your motherboard with a different one or one with a different chip set.

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Friday night I was at a friends place checking out my portable SeaMonkey & FF browsers I have on a flashdrive. Later on, I went to reboot his W7 pc with the flashdrive in, but it didn't reboot.
This happened once before & I'm wanting to know why?
I've been on other W7 pc's & it rebooted no problem, why not on his?
I'm asking because if it happens again, I'd like to know how to fix it.
He did get it taken care of, but I'd still like to know why it happens?

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Is there an answer or ???

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I was wondering if anyone could decipher this small .dmp file to help me with determining why my computer is performing unrequested boots:

I'm currently running Windows XP...
Any help at all would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance...
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.4.0007.2
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Documents and Settings\Jeremy Bornstein\Desktop\Mini031405-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: *** Invalid ***
* Symbol loading may be unreliable without a symbol search path. *
* Use .symfix to have the debugger choose a symbol path. *
* After setting your symbol path, use .reload to refresh symbol locations. *
Executable search path is:
* Symbols can not be loaded because symbol path is not initialized. *
* *
* The Symbol Path can be set by: *
* using the _NT_SYMBOL_PATH environment variable. *
* using the -y <symbol_path> argument when starting the debugger. *
* using .sympath and .sympath+ *
Unable to load image ntoskrnl.exe, Win32 error 2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols co... Read more

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One caveat; at the moment I don't have access to the computers I'm having trouble with, I'm at my inlaws. I'm looking for things to try when I get back home in a few days. Also, my apologies for this long message, but I'm trying to provide enough info for diagnosis since I'm stumped.

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago we got a computer custom built and shipped to us by a small outfit we've used before. Its got an Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 processor, Intel motherboard, 2Gb of 800 MHz DDR SDRAM, Nvidea 7900 GS graphics card, dual Western Digital SATA hard drives (operating in Raid 1, mirroring, my first experience with that) and Belkin wireless card, running XP Pro. It was to replace our previous system, a ~5 year old Pentium 4, Intel motherboard, 1Gb RAM, ATI 9600 graphics card, connected to a cable modem and Belkin pre-N router along with an HP 722C printer and Epson Perfection 636 SCSI scanner and running XP Home. For the SCSI scanner we were using old Windows 2000 drivers since Epson never put out XP drivers for it.

New computer arrived, we set it up in another room and started transferring files. The wireless card failed to arrive with it, so it wasn't on the internet at this time. Any time we were transferring large files, either from memory stick or CD, it would sometimes spontaneously reboot; the screen would go dark, it would reboot, and everything would look fine, no error messages before or after. It also did this sometimes when the... Read more

A:Spontaneous Reboot Problem(s)

1) Try some good online (free) scans to ensure that all systems are clean. Frankly I don't have much faith in the Norton products these days - having seen too many systems with it recently that have viruses on them (this isn't necessarily the program's fault - it could be due to other reasons).Here's the scan that I recommend: Choose the "Full Service Scan"2) Check the Event Viewer for error messages occurring around the time of the shutdown (Here's a HowTo: ). Error messages will give us a clue about what's happening - the absence of error messages will tell us that the problem is occurring where Windows can't recognize it (so it's likely a low-level hardware error - either bad hardware or bad drivers). Since viruses can also cause this, it's essential that we rule them out with the online scan first, before proceeding with the troubleshooting.

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Hi guys. I did a quick search and read through the first 2 pages of hits but didn't find anything relating to my problem. If there's a solved thread, please point me to it.

I'm running W2K and when my Norton subscription ran out I decided to get Norton Internet Security 2006. After installing it I noticed that it would act funny any time there was a hardware change. If I shut down my PC and swapped the RAM sticks around, or installed/removed a hard drive, when I went to start up the PC again it would reboot. It'll even do it if I forget and leave a USB cable in without anything attached at the other end. At first I couldn't figure out what was causing it, but I didn't mind much because it would just reboot once and that was that. But over the last few months it's gone from once to 2-4 times on average, and longer on occasion. It was through this process that I realized the reboot happens as Norton is loading.

Well, today I was having some issues with my video acting up - I suspect it's from a failing memory stick - so I opened up the case and removed the offending stick. But when I started it back up it wouldn't stop rebooting. I continued working on my work laptop and it continuously rebooted for about half an hour before I said forget it and booted into safe mode. Unfortunately, I needed to do some printing and of course printing doesn't work in safe mode. So I thought maybe I'd uninstall Norton - it gave me an error ... Read more

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Hello everyone.

I have a problem - when CPU is maxed for a long time, i get random blue screens or the PC just reboots.

After the PC reboots i get "Windows recovered from a serious error"

I have added the attachments with minidump and sysdata.xml files. I have no idea how to read them and how to identify the problem.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

my config is
Asus p8p67 deluxe
16Gb RAM
64Gb SSD c-300
CrossFired SaphireRadeon hd9970

A:BSOD / reboot problem

Quote: Originally Posted by umka83

Hello everyone.

I have a problem - when CPU is maxed for a long time, i get random blue screens or the PC just reboots.

After the PC reboots i get "Windows recovered from a serious error"

I have added the attachments with minidump and sysdata.xml files. I have no idea how to read them and how to identify the problem.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

my config is
Asus p8p67 deluxe
16Gb RAM
64Gb SSD c-300
CrossFired SaphireRadeon hd9970

Your .dmp file shows a stop error of 0x124 which is a general hardware error .

A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint.

Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress.

You can read more on this error and what to try here... Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
Possible suspects:

Many BT drivers

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9hello guys,
two weeks ago i bought myself some upgrade which are these:

Intel i7 920 cpu
gigabyte ga-ex58-ud3r rev 1.6 GA-EX58-UD3R (rev. 1.6) - GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Specification

Corsair 6gig kit. ddr3 3x2g CMX6GX3M3A1600C9

And a Western digital 1TB 7200rmp 32mb cache hard disk

Other components:

MSI Nvidia 285 gtx video card
AXP 630 watts PSU
Dvd writer from HP

i also use a wireless internet connection with a usb wireless receiver stick. this is the TP-LINK321G

Now the problem:
I'm having spontaneous reboots. computer just falls out and restarts immediatly.
This happened once while downloading all the other times while gaming.
-Temperatures are fine,no overheating
-Memtest was fine
-Upgraded all drivers + upgraded bios
-inserted an older HD with windows xp on it,still the same problem.
-have run 2 sticks of my memory in dual channel(deleted one stick)

Here's some stuff from event viewer:

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Date: 4/02/2010 23:17:15
Event ID: 41
Task Category: (63)
Level: Critical
Keywords: (2)
Computer: shib-PC
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D... Read more

A:Random reboot problem

doing an everst stability test atm.

no throttling happened
none of the cores went above 74degrees after 10 minutes testing

also noticed my system information says i have a x64 based system :s

Some conflicts,graphic card problem?

so strange he only crashes while im gaming.

have done 3d mark tests -> no crashes

everest stability test -> no crashes

i start gaming -> crashed after abt 10 minutes

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Right, here's my problem (btw I'm no wizard with computers by any means just to let you know!!!)...

I'm 'running' windows vista 32 bit on a Toshiba satellite L300 laptop. When I run the computer in normal mode it freezes very soon after starting up, I can sign in to my profile but get no further.

I have tried 'repair your computer' and I get the message:

Something about a hardware problem/a device is plugged in which shouldn't be...
Status: 0xc00000e9
Info: an unexpected I/o error has occurred
I have run a hard disk scan, and have also scanned the memory, no problems detected.

I have tried to create recovery discs and when I do I get about half way through creating the first disc and then I get...

'failed to read the following file.
(Error code: 020150-20-00000000)'

If it's any help, I've found 06491XSP.swm on drive E (data), in 'HDD recovery', in a file called 'SWImg'. If it makes any difference there is also 06491XSP2.swm, 06491XSP3.swm, 06491XSP4.swm and 06491XSP5.swm in the same SWImg folder.
Right, thinks that's about all I can tell you! Any help would be much appreciated!!!


A:Vista Reboot problem

Have a look here:

Unable to create recovery discs using Toshiba recovery disc creator

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Hi every body

It is my first time in this forum, and it will not be the last time,but hopefully some body help me??

When i start up my computer this message appears "reboot and select proper boot device OR insert selected boot device ""??Why it comes up??hardware or software error??
I tried f8 but the black screen with this message came up,,,,

Does this tutorial could work in my sitiuation??? ((Config\System Missing - Running System Restore from Recovery Console ))
and if YES does this process will remove my data??? IN YOU TUBE??

thanks and regards

A:Reboot computer problem?

Do you have anyone who has working tech knowledge? If so, have them open up your case and see if the cable from your motherboard to your harddrive and CD/DVD drive are set properly and secure.

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Ok every time I try to put in sp2 once i reboot I get a green screen with lines going down.
I still can hear windows booting in the background?

I updated the display driver first radeon 9600xt .

Anybody got an answer please? Its driving me nuts!!!

A:sp2 display problem upon reboot

Never mind. I got it going. I downloaded new directx and new display drivers
All set in Cyber land...

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Original Topic:, this laptop is infected with something that is causing redirect & rebooting issues. Please find the logs requested.GMER:GMER - http://www.gmer.netRootkit scan 2011-06-06 06:36:06Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\iaStor0 HITACHI_ rev.BBBZRunning: r556cbn7.exe; Driver: C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\axryrkog.sys---- System - GMER 1.0.15 ----SSDT Lbd.sys (Boot Driver/Lavasoft AB) ZwCreateKey [0xF785B87E]SSDT Lbd.sys (Boot Driver/Lavasoft AB) ZwSetValueKey [0xF785BBFE]---- Kernel code sections - GMER 1.0.15 ----? C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\mbr.sys The system cannot find the file specified. !---- User code sections - GMER 1.0.15 ----.text C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe[672] ntdll.dll!NtProtectVirtualMemory 7C90D6D0 5 Bytes JMP 012E000A .text C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe[672] ntdll.dll!NtWriteVirtualMemory 7C90DF90 5 Bytes JMP 012F000A .text C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe[672] ntdll.dll!KiUserExceptionDispatcher 7C90E45C 5 Bytes JMP 012D000C .text C:\WINDOWS\system32&... Read more

A:Redirect and reboot problem

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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For some reason my Sony Vaio Pc won't reboot completely. The reboot takes me to a black screen with the safe mode options on it. It also counts down 30 seconds to reboot. All the safe mode options do not work.

The only different thing done today was that I downloaded this application: AMI Gif Construction Set Pro from Installed fine on my laptop. Installed it onto my Vaio.

Worked fine, closed the gif program and left for a while. Pc-cillin did an automatic virus scan which turned up nothing. Came back and tried to open up a saved web page. Then the pc stopped functioning properly and I decided to reboot which started the loop over again.

Help anyone?

A:Reboot loop problem

Usually when it gives you safe mode options it means the computer was shut down incorrectly (correct method is start menu > shutdown). Can you boot normally into windows or does it go straight to the reboot loop?

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Hi All,

I am trying to get an older computer going. Pentium III 733MHz, 512MB, win98se. I posted on this before but have some new information.

The thing boots through to DOS just fine but when it tries to load the advanced video drivers it instantly reboots.

I have tried 2 AGP video cards and one PCI video card and all the same.

Yesterday I tried with a different monitor and it at least showed an error message just as it was starting the rebooting cycle.

"Problem with frequency, H = 0.0Hz, V = 0.0Hz"

I went into the BIOS and reset to the Defaults" but still it reboots.

Any suggestions? Is this likely to be a mobo problem or a processor? When it was last used probably 3 years back, it ran fine but with a different video card. I have no idea what card that was though, but that's the only thing that has changed.

If it's a processor, I can probably get a used replacement for not many bucks but do not want to do that if it is going to be the mobo.



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new to this place, but while googling for my problem, came across some impressive posting here, which gave hope to me. and cant resist to post here for help.

I have a strange problem with surprising sympotms on my machine, which is IBM netvista 6578 LAG, running on dual boot mode with win 98se and linux rh 7.1(mod. version). both running fine since @1 year together.

Under win 98se,
Machine is geting rebooted after few minutes of starting, even if i dont do any activity however it takes a pause of few minutes (randowm between 1-10 minutes) before restarting.

but if i start in safe mode it doesnt reboot, and moreover in *normal mode* if i start playing some *video* file immedeatly after startup it *doesnt* reboot (any player, right now i am doing work finely with tom and jerry running on background with win media player!!!! and sound file *doesnt* stop from rebooting!!!)

Under linux
it doesnt starts properly, it boots up but by the time it is fully up it restarts.
i tried with rescue disk but failed

I tried latest bios version from ibm site, but not to avail anything.

I would be happy to share other specs, if anynbody is having any idea about what might be going wrong

*More over after reading earlier thread about this, i checked the transistors but dont find anything abnormal on surface.*

totaly in the dark what shall be done


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i went into Event Viewer>Applications and Services>Microsoft>Windows>Diagnostics-Performance>Operational and it listed a bunch of errors. let me show you the screen shot. I have been having slow start up times and I don't know why considering I just ran a clean install yesterday.

Any help on this is appreciated. I just want my computer to start up faster.

A:Reboot Time Problem

Have you tried getting rid of some of the startup programs?

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I have an AMD 1900+ processor sitting on a SOYO Dragon+ Mobo... My computer randomly reboots now too... Could it be the processor??

It is quite loud too.. Anyway to calm down the noise a little??

A:Occasional Reboot Problem

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Ibm thinkpad with xp pro. Wife had a problem while on facebook and clicked on a link for mafia wars. Machine kept running a vertical bar in the address bar. I closed it out and downloaded super anti spyware and it found problems related to Gamevance and deleted them. Did a reboot and all was fine. downloaded malwarebytes and installed and ran. All were updated on install before running. When malware bytes found problems i clicked to repair. It did and said it needed to restart. When it restarted i got a BSOD and it kicked back select previous good mode so I tried that. same thing. Tried safe mode and it still reboots to the error. Tried the blue access ibm button and get a message NTLDR is missing press any key to restart. There is nothing important on this thing but I can get to a point to reinstall the OS. Any ideas? Thanks in advance Bill

A:IBM thinkpad t42 reboot problem

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Hello, I have windows XP Sp3. I use Spyware Doctor /w Anti-Virus. I have came across a bunch of 'Low Threat' and 'Medium Threat' files when I scanned today. I did the usual, which is just click on Fix Checked. Now I have a huge problem. Every time I reboot my computer the Window gets reset as if this is my very first time running it. The icons on both desktop and system tray, and the start menu display gets reset. I also get the Windows XP tour pop up =_=;;;. This problem started to happen AFTER I scanned and deleted all the infected files...

Can someone help me with this problem????

A:XP Sp3, Reboot = Reset problem =_=;;

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer.Please subscribe to your topic so that you will be notified as soon as I post a reply, instead of you having to check the topic all of the time. This will allow you to get an email notification when I reply.To subscribe, go to your topic, and at the top right hand corner by your first post, click the Options button and then click Track this topic. The bullet the immediate notification bubble. Then press submit.Is there a way that you could restore the files that you deleted using a restore feature in Spyware Doctor?

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I have this problem for a few feeks now: Whenever I try to shutdown my XP, it reboots instead of shutting down.
And theres another thing: When I'm working on the PC, all of a sudden it freezes down a bit then the computer restarts itself and in the beginning it says: Missing NTLDR.
Can anyone help me please?

Thanks in advance.

A:Shutdown-Reboot problem Help!

You probably looking at a hardware failure in the making. this article is kinda technical but that is what it will take to figure it out.

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A little background..

Had an old computer lying around and I decided to take it's shell and build a "play computer" and install linux on it yada yada....

I bought a new motherboard/cpu, 512M RAM and went to work...

Put all the pieces together including cd rom and two hdd's. Inserted my Suse Linux 9.3 and booted...looking good everything seems to be coming up and I get the SUSE Installation window. Choose CDROM install....tick tick tick...sw can't recognize my CDROM to install...go through a series of efforts to get it to work involving many reboots, different combinations of hdds master, slave, different cdroms, dvd roms (from other computers int the house) joy....

OK something new...take a hard drive out and install into another computer and copy the CDs to the hard drive to attempt a harddrive installation of Suse Linux...copy copy copy.....

Put the hard drive back in an dback to original cd (maybe i'll figure out how to get it to work later....

Power up, click, cdroms, cdrom, cdrom wurrs...and so on and so on and so on.....

What have I done! Any ideas on what I broke and how I might fix it?

Al, aka Mr.Dopey

A:Cyclic Reboot Problem

The liunux mechanism is probably trying to connect to a server where it is caught in a
loop where the cycle seems endless. This would be good to be posted in the linux part
of this forum. Linus has a tendency to be a server oriented operating system. Did you do
a full partition and format of the drive with linux before installation?

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I am running a hp pavilion 524c and am having a problem with my computer rebooting while it is booting up
have run msconfig. and did not find the problem and have run combofix which did find some problems and corrected them but the rebooting is still taking place while the computer is booting up hp doesn't have a patch for this since the last time I checked so anyone with any advice would be appreciated. thank you in advance
these are the steps that I have already tried and their resolution still working on the problem
1. disabled auto restart rebooted same problem existed
2. chkdsk then rebooted same problem exist
3.fixmbr then rebooted same problem exist
4.fixboot then rebooted same Problem exist
5. error code that I found is 0x00000019,(0x00000020,0x8598d318,0x8598d330,0x1a03001)

A:boot and reboot problem

My first suggestion...Disable Automatic Restarts When Windows Crashes - .That should increase the chances of getting an error message which provides some direction.You might also do a search of your system for any .dmp files and, if such exist...try the following: Help Diagnosing BSODs And Crashes (BC) - might try using System Restore to revert to an untroubled period.Louis

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I've got a Toshiba Satelitte and I have downloaded itunes. this morning I tries to connect to the internet and something went wrong. My laptop suddenlt went to full shut down and rebooted. I am at the reboot menu which I have no idea what to do next.

How do I get out of the boot menu and back to the normal page with also salvaging everything that was already on the laptop?

A:Laptop reboot problem

what choices are on the boot menu ?

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Okay, I've searched this board briefly and found a few similar problems, but nothing exactly the same so here's my problem.

So I turn on the computer running Windows XP Pro SP2 when I wake up in the morning on Saturday and I get to the log in screen. After I select my account, the computer begins loading up all my stuff and then all of a sudden reboots. When I log in again, it does the same thing. I ask my wife what's going on and she said that rebooted once by itself the night before. At this point, I can't get the computer on long enough to do anything before it reboots. Occasionally, during the reboot, I will get to a screen that says that chkdsk has to verify the consistency of my drive... or something like that. I also try booting up in Safe Mode, but the computer gets hung up at mup.sys and after a while, starts a reboot again.

I haven't installed anything new recently and as far as I know, there haven't been any updates, but I do have the Windows update set to automatic. I have the Yahoo anti-spy and anti-virus programs on and I run Adware and Spybot about once a month.

I keep trying to boot up the computer and a two times, I was able to get on the computer long enough to hit a restore point, however, none of them fixed the problem. When I sign onto some of the other accounts, the computer boots fine and is stable, but the minute I try to launch an IE window or copy something from the hard-drive, it reboots.

I have a second har... Read more

A:Another Continuous Reboot Problem Xp Pro

Check for overheating (clean any dust out), check for weak power supply and also boot to the Recovery Console then run chkdsk /r.I would also test the memory.

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Well, this about the tenth time I have tried to post on this board. My PC keeps rebooting and I have to keep starting all over again. This is not a new problem, it just has gotten a lot worse in the last few days. I have tried everything to figure out what is causing the problem. There seems to be no consistency to this problem. It happens randomly.

I have tired to compile a detailed list of errors, specs and repair procedures I have tried, so that we can forgo me trying things I have already tried multiple times. Before we get started you need to know what my system is so I have made a detailed report of my system available at this address

What is my computer doing?
The problem manifest itself in several ways. Sometimes the computer will suddenly shutoff and reboot as if you had pulled the power cord out of the wall and plugged it back in or hit a hard reset button. Sometimes it will suddenly begin the shutdown and restart process. Sometimes it will turn itself on by itself. Sometimes it will start up and run fine for hours and then suddenly shut off and restart. Other time it will run fine for just a few minutes before it does it. Sometimes it will will boot up, shut off and restart multiple time at different places in the boot process.

What errors is it reporting?
I have checked the Event Viewer many times and it has never reported a single error about this problem. Each time I reboot the Windows e... Read more

A:Sudden reboot problem! I have tried everything!

If you have not done this i would give it a go:

my computer>right click>properties>tools>error checking>tick both boxes>reboot

It can takes my pc about 1 1/2 hours to complete-depends on the hdd size-and your pc is not useable whilst in this mode

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The problem is like this as follows it tells that:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer


if this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen. restart your computer. If this screen appears again follow these steps:

Check to make sure any hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows update you might need.

If problem continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory option such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced startup option, and then select Safe mode.

Technical Information:

****STOP: 0x000000ED (0x82A5E8D0, 0x0000006,0x00000000,0x00000000)


Did the message appear on restart? If so, did you try the suggestions?

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Hi i've looked high and low for a solution for my problem, but still can't find one. My problem is this, I've changed my PC boot order to load from the optical drive first, then i restart with the DVD in the tray, the install comes up find i click install now. It installs then restarts the computer like it should but then it restarts to the same install now screen, so basically step one. i've partioned the HDD so it's clean. I've tried changing the boot order to the HDD first and that just give me a "Disk Read Error Occorred press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". please help me this is really frustrating...i've also done the install 3 times. thank you!

A:installation reboot problem...

Try making it boot from ur CD/DVD with Windows 7 In ? thats how im doing it atm but im having issues also i hope it works..

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I had a ramnit.b virus on my pc and I tried using malwarebytes, microsoft security essentials and avg but every time I removed the virus and restarted my pc it came back. I then decided to reboot windows and it seemed to go well but when it gets onto the please wait screen an error box comes up saying "WinZip Self-Extractor header corrupt. Possible cause: bad disk or file transfer error" and I cannot close it as the mouse and keyboard are not working.

Is there anything I can do to solve this issue?

Thanks in advance


A:Windows reboot problem

I suggest you post in the Am I Infected forum on this site.

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after installing sp2 computer keeps rebooting safe mode wont work

A:sp2 install reboot problem

Hi Ed, we are going to need some more information if we are going to be able to help you with this problem. Please try to answer these questions to the best of your ability so that someone can help.
1). What kind of computer do you have? Laptop? Desktop? Dell, HP, Ect?
2). Whats your level of experience? Novice, intermediate, expert, or dont know squat?
3). What operating system are you using? Xp Home or XP Pro?
4). What antivirus are you using?
5) Please tell us a little about your computer. How old is your computer? Hard drive, processor, ram, Bios ver. Ect.
6). Do you have a Xp disk for this computer?
and anything else that might help us help you. Remember we are trying to help from a forum so all we have to go on is what you can tell us.

Thank you

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Okay, i also experienced the dread "XP reboots without warning" I understand this is by design in XP. Here's the twist. I ran my PC on XP Pro when I started getting the shutdown. In a attempt to diagnose the problem I used my brothers old PC to access my hard drive. I couldn't access my hard drive so I assumed it was because my brothers was running 98. I upgraded his PC to XP pro and wham...same thing now on his system and his hard drive. Almost immediately. His was known to have viruses. over the last two weeks I have installed XP pro and XP home in just about every conceivable pattern...upgrades from 98, full install from windows, full with reformat from boot disk, etc. There is only one thing consistent. 98 Runs fine, albeit slow and XP reboots at startup. I made all these attempts on my brothers machine. Mine won't even start loading windows. I get a blue screen telling me to remove any new hard disks when I try to boot up my hard drive. Nasty part is, I can get up in safe mode on bro's system, but everything (Nortons system works, WD data lifeguard) I DL to help diagnose the problem won't run in safe mode. Any suggestions? I would buy a new copy of XP but since both Pro and Home are failing, not sure I want to waste the cash on another copy. I'd get a new hard drive, but I've already had this problem with 2 and again, don't want to waste the cash if I'll have the same problem. By the way, I did do a replacement of th... Read more

A:New twist on old reboot problem

Why don't you post the blue screen errors that you are getting? It might be hardware related. If you did a format and reinstall, then it wouldn't be a virus. Buying a new copy would not fix anything. I would suggest starting with posting the errors and going from there.

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My computer is stuck in a reboot loop. I have tried the different options in the BIOS menu but none work. It's a desktop with XP but i'm not sure which version or which service pack it's running. I don't have an XP disk to boot from. I read a thread on here which seemed to deal with a similar problem but it was for a laptop. I downloaded Ubuntu but I haven't tried running it yet as I would like to know if I can fix things before I re-connect the troubled pc (I only have one monitor and will therefore have to juggle between my working pc). I gather that Ubuntu can help me to recover files on it but is there also a way to get it to work again?

A:Reboot loop problem

Try here:

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My computer is an HP Pavillion DV9500 laptop with 2GB RAM and a 130GB WD hard drive:The last thing I remember doing to my computer is installing a SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 player with software. Now my computer will only run in SAFE mode. Otherwise while in standard startup, the computer either keeps rebooting or will stop responding while still having the lights on. There is no response to either the keyboard or mouse and the only thing I can do is hold down the power button until the computer shuts off. The computer will also boot from a BART PE Boot CD or Ultimate Boot CD or Active Boot CD for Windows and run all programs okay but still find no problems. I thought it might be a hardware problem as I replaced the Hard Drive recently but the laptop runs fine in SAFE mode and also from boot CDs. I have Microsoft Security Essentials for an antivirus program and a NetDefense Firewall from SystemSuite 11 Professional. I am enclsing the Malwarebyte's scan results and the GMER log file.Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware version: 8319Windows 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 (Safe Mode)Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.1642112/5/2011 3:18:47 PMmbam-log-2011-12-05 (15-18-47).txtScan type: Quick scanObjects scanned: 204779Time elapsed: 7 minute(s), 1 second(s)Memory Processes Infected: 0Memory Modules Infected: 0Registry Keys Infected: 0Registry Values Infected: 0Registry Data Items Infected: 0Folders Infected: 0Files Infected: 0Memory Processes Infected:(No malic... Read more

A:Redirect Problem and Reboot Problem

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! I am HelpBot: an automated program designed to help the Bleeping Computer Staff better assist you! This message contains very important information, so please read through all of it before doing anything. We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here. To help Bleeping Computer better assist you please perform the following steps:*************************************************** In order to continue receiving help at, YOU MUST tell me if you still need help or if your issue has already been resolved on your own or through another resource! To tell me this, please click on the following link and follow the instructions there.CLICK THIS LINK >>> <<< CLICK THIS LINK If you no longer need help, then all you needed to do was the previous instructions of telling me so. You can skip the rest of this post. If you do need help please continue with Step 2 below.*************************************************** If you still need help, I would like you to post a Reply to this topic (click the "Add Reply" button in the lo... Read more

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I have an odd situation I have been tracking for some time and I think I have it isolated to when it will occur and when it does not. I am posting
it just to see if anyone else has this issue and knows of a fix. My guess is most people just think their PC is stuck and power off and back on to reboot.
The issue was that when my Windows 7 pro laptop applied a Defender update  the laptop took roughly 45 minutes to reboot.
What I found was the issue happens in these situations:

The Defender patch was 400KB or largerA Windows Restart is used to apply the patchIf I applied the patch via a Windows update manually, then issues a Windows RestartIf I allow the patch to apply during a Windows Shutdown, the next power on boot is delayed  
It does not happen in this situation:

I apply the patch via Windows Update, then do a shutdown to power off the unit, then power the laptop back
on, there is no issue. 
In all instances the patch is applied successfully based on what the Windows update history shows. The patch itself applies very quickly in all situations
To me it seems like a Restart after a Defender update is causing Defender to run a scan before allowing the laptop to boot. The laptop will just
stay on the Starting Windows screen with the 4 colored window for 45 minutes then boot normally. Typically running a Defender scan on the laptop takes about 45 minutes which is why I think the Windows Update\Restart sequence is triggering a scan. Normally
the ... Read more

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I keep getting a blue screen that says there a memory problem and I reboot and it works slow for a while then it happens all over again

I have run my virus and spyware programs and yet they do not find anything

I am running xp sp2

A:blue screen with a reboot problem

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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