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Windows 7 won't reboot and cannot reboot from DVD

Q: Windows 7 won't reboot and cannot reboot from DVD

My computer hard drive crashed a week ago and most of my back-ups went with the system. So, I got a new 500 GB drive and have been re-installing everything from scratch. I started with a clean install of Windows XP (service pack 2), which took forever to get all the up-dates done. Then I upgraded to Windows 7 and did the up-dates for that. I didn't make a recovery disk at this point because I wanted to get everything installed first.

Unfortunately, the last time I went to reboot it failed. When I power-up the computer it stalls out on the Dell BIOS screen. I can't get into Safe Mode, Setup, or the Boot Menu because my keyboard and mouses are not working. They are both USB and none of my USB ports are working. (Also, I have not PS/2 ports on my machine.).

Finally, I cannot get the machine to boot off the DVD drive; so, even if I wanted to, I could not start over with a fresh installation.

My machine is a Dell Inspiron 530.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

A: Windows 7 won't reboot and cannot reboot from DVD

There's not a whole lot you can do for this as it sounds like your mobo might be going out. First, I would check all your usb ports and make sure there is no damage to them (metal bent, touching other contacts). If that doesn't work you can try resetting the cmos via the jumpers, or by disconnecting the power and removing the flat silver battery on the motherboard for about 15m.

Let us know if that does anything.

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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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- x64;
- the original installed OS on the system: Windows 7 fresh install;
- full retail version;
- What is the age of system (hardware):
less than one year;
- What is the age of OS installation: less than three months.

Hello, this morning my elitebook 8540w suddenly rebooted and during restart it displayed a black screen.
Here attached the files for the analisys.

Thank you.

A:[REBOOT] Sudden Random Reboot and black screen at start up!

Your Avast sofware is the cause, remove it and use MSE

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 122, {a, 4, 0, 0}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\aswSnx.SYS, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for aswSnx.SYS
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for aswSnx.SYS
Probably caused by : pci.sys ( pci!ExpressRootPortAerInterruptRoutine+27f )
Arg1: 000000000000000a
Arg2: 0000000000000004
Arg3: 0000000000000000
Arg4: 0000000000000000

Debugging Details:



PROCESS_NAME: TeaTimer.exe


TRAP_FRAME: fffff8800cbc8270 -- (.trap 0xfffff8800cbc8270)
NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers.
Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect.
rax=0000000000001000 rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=00000000006f0000
rdx=00000000006f1000 rsi=0000000000000000 rdi=0000000000000000
rip=fffff800035bb5d4 rsp=fffff8800cbc8400 rbp=000000000000004c
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After S&D Found pinch it said it removed, but I rebooted and got an lsass.exe error with a code number, I have also tried Norton 360 which failed to do anything, as well as run malewarebytes, and regcure... regcure found massive errors that it said it cleaned and fixed but everytime I reboot the problem re-occurs, can someone please help me????I have no idea what to do here.... Would you like to view a HJT Log?my browser opens to this location which is the root of the worm/or trojan i believe... //^^^ This is the link which has blue text that says "click here to proceed." again the browser opens automatically on its own... I have turned on Firewall, shut off sys restore... and run every spy maleware program under the sun including trendmicro on line, as soon as the problem is detected my system reboots.... and im stuck starting all is my log Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:06:04 AM, on 5/6/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\At... Read more

A:FireFox Browser Auto starts after Reboot / Error after Reboot

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

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I purchased my HP Compaq 8710p laptop from Purdue University in May of 2008. A little after that it was stolen from me. Thankfully I had it LoJack secured, and they were able to recover it in London. When I got my computer back, however, the Windows XP that it had come pre-installed with was replaced with Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I never had an issue with it for two years until now.

It seems like my computer overheats more often then it should, especially if it is on my lap or the fan is covered at all. This may be normal but even more annoying than that is whenever it shuts down from an overheat or it goes in to sleep mode or I ever have to manually shut it down, it gets to the Windows loading screen where the colors come in from the sides, then freezes, flashes the BSOD and then reboots. When I try to run the Repair, it take about half an hour then says Repair couldn't fix the computer.

Anyone have any ideas?

A:On overheat/sleep/reboot BSOD flash and auto-reboot

The BSOD blames netw5v64.sys (Intel? Wireless WiFi Link Adapter Driver)
Update it
Intel? Driver Update Utility or

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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 9F, {3, fffffa80026f4a20, fffff8000427c518, fffffa8001ad3310}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for netw5v64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for netw5v64.sys
Probably caused by : netw5v64.sys

A driver is causing an inconsistent power state.
Arg1: 0000000000000003, A device object has been blocking an Irp for too long a time
Arg2: fffffa80026f4a20, Physical Device Object of the stack
Arg3: fffff8000427c518, Functional Device Object of the stack
Arg4: fffffa8001ad3310, The blocked IRP

Debugging Details:

IRP_ADDRESS: fffffa8001ad3310

DEVICE_OBJECT: fffffa8003854050

DRIVER_OBJECT: fffffa800385fce0

IMAGE_NAME: netw5v64.sys


MODULE_NAME: netw5v64


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This is quite possibly the strangest error sequence I've come across in all my years working with computers.

My system has issues. Unfortunately. Possibly more than one. But I do know that for about the last month, up until this morning, any attempt to turn on my system would require the user to boot into Windows, wait ~15 seconds for a hard, BSOD-inducing crash (with MEMORY_MANAGEMENT as the cause a majority of the time), wait for the system to reboot and reach the Windows boot animation, suffer yet another hard, BSOD-inducing crash (with no minidump this time, however, since it hadn't fully loaded Windows yet), and then finally reboot once more, after which the system would seem to function perfectly. My one change this morning? I removed one stick of my RAM.

Now, normally this would seem to be pretty cut and dried, but I had similar problems with this setup earlier in the year. I exchanged my RAM twice, then my motherboard, then my RAM again, which is leading me to believe that it might well be a CPU issue (note that my system is not currently being overclocked). But my Windbg skills aren't what they used to be, and I'm currently running on a spotty 3G internet connection, so my options for diagnosis are a tad limited.

Current system specifics:
i3-530 (stock)
2x2GB OCZ PC3 12800 (OCZ3OB1600LV4GK) Obsidian Series
Gigabyte P55-UD3L
Radeon HD 4850 512MB

Thoughts, O gurus of 7?

Minidump archive is attached.

A:Win7 x64- Multiple startup BSODs (1, reboot, then another, reboot...)

Quote: Originally Posted by adg1034

This is quite possibly the strangest error sequence I've come across in all my years working with computers.

My system has issues. Unfortunately. Possibly more than one. But I do know that for about the last month, up until this morning, any attempt to turn on my system would require the user to boot into Windows, wait ~15 seconds for a hard, BSOD-inducing crash (with MEMORY_MANAGEMENT as the cause a majority of the time), wait for the system to reboot and reach the Windows boot animation, suffer yet another hard, BSOD-inducing crash (with no minidump this time, however, since it hadn't fully loaded Windows yet), and then finally reboot once more, after which the system would seem to function perfectly. My one change this morning? I removed one stick of my RAM.

Now, normally this would seem to be pretty cut and dried, but I had similar problems with this setup earlier in the year. I exchanged my RAM twice, then my motherboard, then my RAM again, which is leading me to believe that it might well be a CPU issue (note that my system is not currently being overclocked). But my Windbg skills aren't what they used to be, and I'm currently running on a spotty 3G internet connection, so my options for diagnosis are a tad limited.

Current system specifics:
i3-530 (stock)
2x2GB OCZ PC3 12800 (OCZ3OB1600LV4GK) Obsidian Series
Gigabyte P55-UD3L
Radeon HD 4850 512MB

Thoughts, O gurus of 7?

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My pc had been randomly rebooting but has been stable for the last couple of weeks, have been running superantispyware through and Avast. Today itjust froze and I went to reboot via task manager and had the error indexstoresrv_cstartuphelper_winclass.
I am enclosing Hijack logs to see if you can help please.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 19:49:13, on 08/06/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Six Engine\SixEngine.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeInSystray.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nokia\MPlatform\NokiaMServer.exe
C:\Program Files\GTA\Mobile VPN Client\vpnconf.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Spigot\Search Settings\SearchSettings.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
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hi guys,need help ,
thanks in advance , i purchased this win 7 prof. about 4 weeks ago and i still have not got to run it .i installed it on a new hd 150 gb hd. went in just fine setup a few things user accounts went to activate setup my usb ,in house wireless adp. from locak wi-fi .downloaded mail setup worked fine ,shut it down . it started loading win updates .message [do not turn computer off. durong update. ] when i rebooted it went into startup repair . it couldn't repair itself .i tried sys recovery from restore point. it said it wasn;t there . which i did create one . just so happened i did make a image file . used it to down load ,same thing .
i did severial clean installs, made copies of image files, but every time i down load any file that requires a reboot .right back into startup repair can not use it for anything . just goes around and around . can any one help . i have tried everything found on the inter net ,and most all of it does the same thing if it requires a reboot, ready to go mad .even tried safe mode ,and last good known startup.nothing works but .image file.

A:messed up reboot win 7 update reboot

You are trying to tell us that Windows 7 Pro installs FINE, but after updates gets hosed, then don't do the updates.

Mail setup, what are you talking about? I mean exactly what.... the web addresses, names of the software, etc.

Details details details, and you might was to proofread that post, it is typo ridden and very unclear.

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I'm running windows 7 on my computer. I've got two users setup. One is for the family which when you reboot and/or just start the computer with the on switch it automatically loads this with out any password. But if I want to get into the Administrative side of the computer I have to let the family side load then click on shutdown and then click log off. Then the window will close and the screen will open up with the option to click on Family icon or the Administrative icon. If I click on Admin icon I have to login, all's working well. My question: While adding new programs from the administrative side and then it wants you to reboot, it will automatically load backup on the Family side. Is this OK for installing software, or is there a simple way in this instance to reboot and have it give me the option to load the Administrative side instead of going into Family side? Thanks

A:Trying to reboot in Administrative side with reboot

Hello Rick,

If the program needs to restart the PC, then it's usually only to apply and finish up the installation. It usually doesn't matter what account you log on to afterwards, but it would be best to log back on to the account you installed the program from to make sure.

If you like, you could turn off automatic logging on to an account at startup to be able to select what account you want to sign in to at start up instead. Log On Automatically at Startup
In addition, you could use "Switch User" or "Log Off" instead to log on to another account without shutting down the computer.

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cant get rid of this homepage!! used hjt numerous times and deleted 16 items for direct web search every time!! also adds 4 porn favorites to favorites list every reboot. please help!! here is my current hjt log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 6:19:28 PM, on 7/10/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
... Read more homepage on reboot over and over at reboot

Run Hijack This again and put a check by these. Close ALL windows except HijackThis and click "Fix checked"

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL =

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL =

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =

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hi all, I'm looking for some help with a problem which has been driving me nuts for the last 3 or 4 days.

on my previous windows installation, I found that I could not install or uninstall any software without the OS rebooting part way through, so I thought, it's about time to reinstall anyway, why not !

on reinstalling XP, it turns out that after I've installed one or two programs this starts happening again.

on 2 occassions this has resulted in a blue screen stop and dump message (when I turned off auto-rebooting) which indicated some memory addresses.

I've looked into,

MSI package reinstallation (if someone can help me out on this that'd be great, I could only find info for win9X-win2k)

Viruses - there were 2 possibles, but both turned out not to be resident when using the symantec removal utilities for them.

Hardware - memory and HDD's turned out to be fine according to a couple of different test utils.

chkdsk - turned up no errors

swap file reconstruction - used a utility from tucows to reconstruct the swap file, still no luck, I'll probably try deleting the file outside the OS next and letting it recreate.

removing resident programs & useless startup programs - still happens.

has anyone even heard of this happening before ... I had great difficulty tracking down any information whatsoever.

help me tech support forums ... you're my only hope ... *bzzt*


(if anyone needs additional info, I'll be happy to post it ... just l... Read more

A:try to install ... reboot, uninstall reboot !

I fixed a PC doing exactly the same thing recently. Turned out to be the mainboard. Check the ram is ok and seated properly first though.

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Hi,I apologize in advance, for the long winded thread but I just couldn't explain it properly any other way.(computer specs at the bottom)First off, it's not my computer, so I'm going to go with owner's explanation of how problem started.It started a few months ago when computer needed to be restarted as it would freeze during video playback (not sure if it's related but I figured too much information is better than not enough)Then, on restart, computer would lose time and date (dead battery - I changed it)Problem solved I thoughtRecently (a few weeks ago) owner started experiencing the same issues as stated above BUT combined with computer's unwillingness to reboot or even reset by pressing the On/Off or Reset buttons.After repeated pressing the start button it would occasionally restart but would also ask the owner to press F1 to continue or DEL to access BIOS (both Start and Reset buttons and connections are OK).Eventually owner was able to restart computer with no noticeable changes in computer functionality or behavior. (Apart from a few audio/video issue that would be resolved with a standard restart). (No issues on reboot in these cases) Then yesterday things started to get really bad.Owner would notice that computer would reboot repeatedly on its own (computer inactive, display turned off and no antivirus or Disk Defrags scheduled).Eventually it restarted on its own during the night.Then, this morning, I decided to do a few tests.Computer... Read more

A:Continuous reboot then ...can't reboot (no beep)

Sounds to me like a piece of hardware is dying. I would do the following:How to Test your RAMGuide OverviewThe purpose of this guide is to teach you how to check whether your system's RAM (Ramdom Access Memory) is working properly. Bad RAM can lead to a whole host of problems, often which do not appear to have a single cause -- appearing as systemwide glitches, blue screens, and other system trouble. MemTest86+ provides a very good detection mechanism for failed RAM, and is about as good a test you get short of actually replacing the module itself.Tools NeededPlease perform these steps from a separate, working, machine.Download MemTest86+, and unzip it to your desktop.Burn the image file to a CD, as an image file. If you're unsure how to do this, see the How to Burn an ISO File tutorial.Perform these steps on the problem machine.Put your CD in the drive and configure your machine to boot to the CD. This is different on all machines, but it's usually by pressing F12 or F10 as your system boots, and selecting either "CDROM" or your cdrom drive. If you are unable to force a CDRom boot, reply with the make and model of your machine and I should be able to get you exact instructions.If you've done it correctly, MemTest86+ will start to run automaticly, as shown below:
If you want to be reasonably your RAM is OK, then allow MemTest to run until you see this message:
On the other hand, if you want to be completely sure your RAM is OK, allow MemTest to ru... Read more

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I have Windows xp os. I have SpywareBlaster, SpyBot S&D, HJT and Kaspersky Pro. My problems all started when my Kaspersky files became corrupted (???). I was unable to download the newest updates automatically and have been spirialing out of control since. I have 4 separate users on this machine. I can get into Safe Mode and look around, did a compete scan with all my spyware and kaspersky stuff. Nothing major...still wont stay booted up. Is there anything I can do? I am obviously using another computer (at work) to try and resolve.

When it trys to boot it looks like it's looking for the disk (I get the hourglass and disc symbol). When I go to the "blue" screen (by F5) I selected "Hard Drive". That seemed to work and I got into each users profile albeit ever so slowly. I managed to get the latest updates in Kaspersky. As soon as I tried to turn off......reboot loop.

My next step this evening is to run the virus scan in safe mode. Any other suggestions?



A:Reboot, Reboot, End In Sight

Hi there,Here are the things I would try:1. "Disabling the ?restart on system failure? feature may permit the exact cause to be isolated: Right-click on My Computer, click Properties, click the Advanced tab. Under ?Startup & Recovery,? click Settings. Under ?System Failure,? uncheck the box in front of ?Automatically restart.? "2. Disabling your audio drivers. Could cause problems during system shutdown if Windows exit audio file or audio driver is corrupt.3. If this continues to be a problem, see if shutting down while is safe mode causes the same symptom. If you are able to shutdown properly while in Safe Mode, rung MSCONFIG (from Run Command) and disable all startup items to see if this resolves. If it does, manually re-enable one startup item at a time until you determine which item maybe causing the isse.4. You can read more about your problem here: this helps! Good luck.Regards,Bill

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I have been having this problem recently. I haven't downloaded anything recently so I am extremely confused as to how this happened but it did. I see that many users are suffering this issue. If and when this gets responded too thank you this truly has been a serious pain. I tried running MalwareBytes (anti-malware and anti-rootkit) with no results.
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.8189.5085 [GMT -6:00]
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\LogMeIn Hamachi\LMIGuardianSvc.exe
C:\Windows\Exp... Read more

A:Random ads, DCOM failure reboot, and Plug and Play failure reboot

I uninstalled Java, Adobe, and Google Chrome. My ad problem and DCOM launch no longer persist however the plug and play issue still does.

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This is my first ever post here on this forum so sorry if my info is less than you need.

So the problem is that every time i reboot my computer i get "reboot and select proper boot device. Or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key" on the screen. I have been in the bios and check that the boot order is correct and it is but sometimes my HDD comes up as "??" device.

Usually it helps to reboot the device many times and / or reinsert the SATA cables but I wish i did not have to open my case every morning to fix the issues. But once it has booted into windows I have no problems until the next reboot.

I am an IT student on the final year so my experience tells me that there is a problem with the SATA cable or boot block of Bios but I would love to get someone else's opinion


A:"reboot and select proper boot device" on every reboot

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Just how many other internal drives is there in this machine ?
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

I'd say a new cable would be the cheapest route to take first
Disconnect any additional internal drives.

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Hi all,

First timer, please help!

My buddy and I tried building a new computer from scratch with the following:
OCZ (AGT4-25SAT3-128G) Agility 4 2.5" 128GB SATA3 6GB/s Solid State Drive
Kingston KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX 8GB Kit 2X4GB 1600MHz DDR3 240PIN DIMM Unbuff Hmp HyperX CL9
Antec Neo Eco 450C Power Supply ATX 12V Active PFC 80PLUS 120MM Fan
MSI Radeon HD 7850 OC Twin Frozr III 900MHZ 2GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 2x Mini-DP PCI-E Video Card
MSI H77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 H77 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI HDMI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard

The only thing that is NOT NEW is:

HD: Western Digital Caviar Black 7200RPM 640GB drive (that was sold by my buddy)

This is the sequence of events:

So there is no cd/dvd burner, so I used the Windows USB tool to install my BIOS for Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bits). The installation screen doesn't show the SSD to install the I re-arrange the plugs in the SATA ports I and II, so that SSD would be recognized.

Once I did that, I installed Windows into SSD. Everything is fine.

I change the boot sequence back to SSD.

But once I shut down, I get a black screen: "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media"

Once I restart, and get into BIOS setup, here's what I see:

As you can see, on the "Boot Option Priorities", the SSD is not on the list. I then go to "Hard Disk Drive BBS Priorities" and the SSD is listed as "2nd Boot".

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A:SSD won't reboot: "Reboot and select proper boot device"

I should mention that I have already tried system repair with and without the HDD plugged in. There were no errors, and nothing has changed.

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weird problem sometime when my brother restart his computer, It would restart again. His computer has the following
window xp
Asus m32n-sli dlx
geforce 7900 gt 256
amd x2 4600
1 gb memory

A:computer reboot after reboot

any help ???

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I have as ASUS P53E Notebook using W7 Ultimate.
Scenario is like this. Use it almost all the time with external power. Leave it on at night because autoscan for anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-spyware and backup are accomplished at night. Once a week I teach a class that requires me to use the notebook, therefore it's on battery during the class.

When I put it back on external power and turn it on it take a long time or never to boot up. The timing is like this ON switch.......BIOS and then offer to go into Safe Mode......30 sec. full up Safe Mode with Network..... another 90 sec. That's where I am now. The last attempt to boot to the "last known" good operating system results in afer the Welcome Screen the monitor goes black with only the mouse showing. I waite for about 15 minutes and it never did display anything but the mouse cursor, which I could move.
Any ideas?

A:Reboot, reboot etc after being on battery

Quote: Originally Posted by blockie

I have as ASUS P53E Notebook using W7 Ultimate.
Scenario is like this. Use it almost all the time with external power. Leave it on at night because autoscan for anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-spyware and backup are accomplished at night. Once a week I teach a class that requires me to use the notebook, therefore it's on battery during the class.

When I put it back on external power and turn it on it take a long time or never to boot up. The timing is like this ON switch.......BIOS and then offer to go into Safe Mode......30 sec. full up Safe Mode with Network..... another 90 sec. That's where I am now. The last attempt to boot to the "last known" good operating system results in afer the Welcome Screen the monitor goes black with only the mouse showing. I waite for about 15 minutes and it never did display anything but the mouse cursor, which I could move.
Any ideas?

How long has it been doing this? If just recently, have you tried a System Restore?

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I work at a helpdesk that supports about 200+ hotels around North America for internet connectivity. We primarily work with guests and troubleshoot their issues in getting connected. My position is a tier 2 support, which we remotely manage network devices on site, ranging from gateways down to access points. Our helpdesk use to be outsourced to a different company, until about October last year. Our training that we received was extremely limited and basically most of us have learned from doing it (awesome eh? [sarcasm]) A lot of the people that I work with come from past tech helpdesk, where as I was a manager of a pool... so IT was not my strong suit, but i learn fast. In any case, several other guys and myself have been placed in charge of a unofficial tier 2 position because we have taught ourselves about how most of the networking in the hotels works and learned from documentation at these properties that are way outdated (our resources are fairly limited and we often have to resort to trial and error...) As the time has gone on we have helped each other learn things here and there, and usually agree on how to handle networking issues that we run into... except for this issue (so far):


When referring to access points we normally work with BelAir 20's and Cisco Aironet 1100's.

When is it appropriate to consider rebooting the access points? I find that commonly we are concluding that it is an access point that needs to be rebooted to re... Read more

A:Solved: To Reboot or Not to Reboot...

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I'm actually not sure this is a hardware issue, but I could find no better place to post it:

Someone brought an old Dell laptop to me, with a Pentium M & WinXP. They told me they were getting the blue screen on bootup. They also told me the battery no longer worked; it needs to be plugged in.

I didn't get the blue screen, but I was initially confronted with the "no date & time" prompt. I went into setup and set it. It has since held for a few reboots. After the reset, when it is booted up, it gets past the Win splash screen and then flashes a dialog box quickly complaining of a lack of resources or system memory. The message changes, but essentially refers to a lack of resources each time. After the message flashes the machine reboots and returns to that point, cycling through another reboot.

I reseated the RAM for the heck of it, which made no difference. I'm not sure where I'd go from here. Any thoughts are welcome.


A:Boot, reboot, reboot...

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Ok, so I bought a remanufactured Samsung NP350V5C with 12 months warranty, all good so far. Until today I installed Flatout2 which I picked up for ?2, bargain, it asked me to restart, so I did. And no windows 8 wont boot, the automatic repair wont work and its coming up with C:\WINDOWS\System32\Logfiles\Srt\srtTrail.txt. I gather this isnt uncommon.....

So I thought id go for the refresh, then if need be reset, I only have a few bits and bobs installed, no huge loss for me, however it wants a disc or USB device... I was given nothing with the laptop. Is there a way for me to reboot without a disc or anything? I dont know if the warranty will cover this, the company I got it from have been pretty good before (first laptop I got the disc drive literally fell out.... shouldve listened to the warning bells.....) and replaced the laptop within 48 hours at no cost, but I dont know if software issues would be covered. Anyway I have messaged them, just thought id check out other options and see if there is a way around this?


Andrew (average IT and IT related jargon level so please be kind!)

A:Windows 8 reboot help

If you have the ESD folder on your hard drive, you could copy all of the files to a Flash Drive. But it is a hidden folder, there is a tutorial somewhere that tells you how to do it, I'll look for it. Otherwise you will have to find an Install CD for your machine, check with the OEM, you may be able to call them and order a Windows 8 Disk, tell them your make and model and version of Windows 8 and they should be able to send you an install disk.

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system goes to a black screen with a flashing cursor. Please help

A:windows 7 will not reboot

Insert the Windows DVD, reboot, and choose Repair > Startup Repair

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ALrite so i tryd almost everyting on this site to get rid of this virus searchfeed ... i was wondering if there is a way to roboot my whole comp i have no cd for this either. anyone kno anyhting about this?

A:Windows Xp Reboot

Hi,A reformat and reinstall of Windows would completely clean it and make it like how you got it, but since you don't have the CD the only way to do this would be with a recovery partition if you have one. What is the make and model of the computer and I will find out if you have one. They will be able to clean your computer if you can't or don't want to reformat. You can post here and someone will help you with what to do. Regards,Adam

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Need help! I have a HP Pavilion G6 laptop with windows 8.. and it won't boot up!

I had a virus, so I used an anti-virus to remove it. After removing the infected files, it rebooted my laptop.

At that point, the auto repair kicked it.. failed... and then asked if I wanted to do a system restore.

After pressing restore, it just stays on a black screen with an "HP" logo. Has been there for 45 minutes. Is it actually doing something, or is it froozen? I'm not sure if I want to reboot it.

Anyone else run into this?

A:Windows 8 Won't reboot

This happens a lot with virus removals - and is usually due to damage caused by the virus.
Repairs usually take a long time and are very frustrating.

You can try:
Startup Repair from an external disk ( How to Recover Windows 8 When it Fails to Boot ) - works occasionally
System Restore (to a point before you removed the virus) - you can try this from the Startup Repair disc also. Remember that there may still be traces of the virus left.

Or, you can "bite the bullet" and Backup/Wipe/Clean install Windows: Canned Speeches
If going this route, you may want to try to restore from the Recovery Partition after backing up (rather than the recovery disks). BUT MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE DISKS AVAILABLE - in case something goes wrong with the Recovery Partition operation.

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My computer reboots itself after a few seconds or longer. Sometimes it reboots after 5-10 seconds (5-6 times), sometime while I'm working. Please help.

A:Windows reboot itself

Plaese help us to help you would you please add your systems specs? Here's the correct way to do it. :SystemInfo See Your System Specs Under System Manufacturer/Model Number add whether it is a desktop or laptop and whether self built. Very important

Log in to Seven Forums and you will be able to transfer the info directly to the specs page in your profile from within the System Info app.

Your System Specs here.

After doing this your specs will be available in each of your posts.
Click on My system Specs in the lower left of this post to see how it should look.
Full instructions are in the tutorial.

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I have windows seven ultimate, and after the work session, when i reboot the OS, this not disconnect, but block for more time when display "Disconnection in progress" and I make hardware reboot.

There are a solutions for this problem?


A:reboot Windows seven

Try in clean boot mode and see if this can help diagnose the problem
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

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Hi i am new to the forum
 i would like to ask please,
I have a Laptop, Acer Aspire 4750 (640GB HD) 2GB Memory
with windows 7
the OC Drive is Nearly full i was trying to download Avast as it kept informing  there were no endpoints for a scan.
so wanted a fresh copy install but there was no more room left to Download Avast .
So checked the Box " compresse Drive to save to Disk and also Checked  Allow Indexing Service to Index the Disk for fast file searching.
Unfortunately during the process the system froze ,The only option was to Shutdown by cutting the switch.When i rebooted the message on the screen was
"OAYSD is Compressed Press Ctrl Alt Del to restart "can only continue around in this Circle.
I have the option to open the in F2 or F12 for boot Settings by changing the order of booting makes no difference I have no Back ups or Restore Points or back up Image When  Using Repair Disc CD have very limited options left.
 I can Boot up Ubuntu Browser running from a USB Flash drive which does give me access to all my Pictures Documents Etc from the Laptop.But cannot connect to my Wireless .
I would be very grateful for some help on this problem
Thanks ,Ben.

A:Cannot Reboot Windows 7

Hi Ben_26, and welcome to Bleeping Computer.
Since you can access your important files I would suggest that you backup all of your data to removable media, such as an external hdd, flash drive, DVD, etc.
Then use the recovery partition to reinstall the operating system.
1.  Press the Power button to start the PC
2.  At the white ACER BIOS screen, hold the Alt key and press the F10 key simultaneously to start Acer eRecovery.
3. Once eRecovery has loaded, click Restore to Factory Default Settings
Click OK to continue.
4.  The eRecovery process will reinstall the operating system on the C: drive. 
5.  Once Recovery has run, press OK to reboot unit

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I have a friend's PC with Windows XP home, it will not boot all the way into Windows without rebooting. It starts to go into Windows then reboots. I've tried using last known good configuration, and safe mode with the same results. Any ideas?

A:Windows XP reboot

diycay said:

I have a friend's PC with Windows XP home, it will not boot all the way into Windows without rebooting. It starts to go into Windows then reboots. I've tried using last known good configuration, and safe mode with the same results. Any ideas?Click to expand...

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hello guys my sons pc has just crashed and will not get past the windows load screen
its windows xp so when the blue bar rolls on load up it the freezes
when we first put it on it said that the pc had closed incorrect and gave me the timer
then when the windows screen comes up it just freezes
we tryed to reboot but keeps freezing when it comes up on the bottom trying to start windows
i have put a differant h/d in but still the same

help please he wants to take mine

any help would be great

thanks guys havago
the pc is a home build so can not tell you much about it
80 gig h/d
1.3 pross
sorry thats all
ty ty ty ty ty

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On a HP 4200+ with AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual core running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, on startup the screen goes to black screen with message "we apologize for the inconveniece, but Windows did not start successfully..." When try to start in either any Safe Mode, Choose Last Known Good Config, or Start Windows Normally; it shows the Windows screen (in the latter two options) for a few seconds, then shows "no signal" and returns to the blue start screen with ESC for Boot menu and then to same error screen.
If first go to Windows Recovery Console, get Blue Screen that "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent further damage to your computer..." The Technical Information on the Stop error screen reads "STOP: 0x00000024 (0x00190203, 0x89B1c008, 0xC0000102, 0x00000000)"
Also noted that the DVD-RW drive will open, but the DVD-ROM drive will not.

Any suggestions to get back on computer without recovery and wiping out everything?

A:Windows Will Not reboot

That error message can point to problems with the file system and may sometimes be cured by the use of Checkdisk. If you have an XP CD, run that and proceed as far as the choice between Enter for installing and pressing R for Repair. You'll be invited to choose the installation to repair and that will usually be number 1 and when you reach the Command Prompt, type chkdsk /r (including the space before the /) and press Enter.

A five stage process will run after which you need to press Enter to restart - hopefully into XP, then choose Safe Mode to ease it gently back into running smoothly.

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can you all help me. my pc keeps rebooting it self
on the blue screen it tell the fault which his
page fault_in_non paged_area
when i did a search for this file its said it his a windows file
how do i disable bios memory options sush as cashing or shadowing

A:windows reboot


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Okay, so i am not a computer freak and don't know a lot about computers but i had came here for one reason or question, i have a acer aspire 5534 and the specs are below.

System specs:

.AMD Athlon? 64 X2 processor
.ATI Radeon? HD3200 Graphics
Up to 1919MB HyperMemory?
.15.6" 16:9 HD LCD
.4GB Memory
.250GB HDD
.DVD-Super Multi DL drive
.Acer Nplify? 802.11/g/Draft-N
.6-cell Li-ion battery

My question is, how do i fully reboot my computer if that is the word, when i mean fully, i mean like getting everything reseted, with no programs on the desktop besides recycle bin and have everything deleted as if the computer was brand new, thank you for reading my question, please help me

A:windows 7 reboot?

Do you make your Acer Recovery DVD's?

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I am trying to install windows XP on a computer. I went to the blue screen where it gave you the options to setup or repair, and I chose setup, accepted the agreement, I deleted my old partition and created a new one, then chose the ntfs, and it started to formatting the disk and then copying the files, then It would say it needed to reboot, it would reboot and then it would come back to the blue screen where it gave me the options to chose setup or repair. can anyone tell me whats going on?

when I dont have the disk in it will say , disk boot failure, instert system disk and press enter

A:Windows XP Reboot, Help please

sevasxtra, you may have a faulty install disk or cd-dvd rom drive.
you may have hard drive disc errors.
try wiping the hard drive once with this program;
And then try installing again and let us know what happened.

Hard drive diagnostic tools;

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I tried to install adobe reader 70 but windows crashes and receive a blue screen. This happens many times also when try to run an antivirus program or open some other programs or even when windows starts. There's not a general rule. The error messages are not the same.

My system is a Pentium 2,4, HDD 120 Barracuda, Dual channel memory 512, Motherboard Asus P4P800, windows xp sp2.

Thanks for any help.

A:windows xp reboot

tap f8 when booting and try
last known goog cofiuration
if no good choose safe mode and it should ask if you wish to do a system restore,before going into safe mode
choose yes and do a restore to a date before the problem started
once you are up and running follow greyknights instructions here

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My computer unexpectedly reboots at times. It might happen 2 times an hour or it might not happen but once per day. It does not seem associated with any one program.

I have done a hijackthis, spybot and am using AVG virus software. I have scanned in regular and safe mode.

My event log says:

The Retrospect WD Service failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find the path specified. The event ID is 7000.

I went to msdos and ran the following command: sc delete RetroWDSvc

Thought everything would be fine but it rebooted again. My event log has generated the same error.

Maybe I am not looking at the correct event log but this is the one that pops up right before the computer reboots.

Any ideas on how I can find what program is causing the problem?



A:Windows Reboot

You're referring to two different if they are one. a. Error messages are the messages that flash/popup while either booting or working in XP. Some are brief, some are persistent. b. Event Viewer is a log of some error messages and other items which XP is designed to bring to a user's attention, in an effort to help troubleshoot actual and potential problems. Event viewer may not contain every error message ever generated, but it will contain some system errors that never generate error messages.Microsoft Windows XP - Using Event Viewer - One thing that prevents some errors from being reflected in EV is...the user. By default, there is a setting which tells the system to reboot when it crashes; in cases where this setting is the default (most systems), there will be no error entry in EV and the system will simply reboot.That can be remedied, Disable Auto Reboot On System Crash - Once the setting is changed, there should be some data in Event Viewer. If you list the module and eventid here, someone will try to help. A verbatim copy of the EV entry would be even better.From what I can see, that service/process relates to a backup service for Western Digital drives, see references at ID 7000 just shows that XP has noted that a service failed to start for whatever Read more

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hi every one , im new, so ill get straight to the problem

when i try to install windows xp on my medion 2592 laptop it gets to the screen where i choose a partition and whatever option i choose it just reboots, it sucks, i can put windows 95, 98 or m e on it but not xp, why is this , i have tried formatting and deleting boot sector but still the same thing every time, plz help,
plz help

ill donate to anyone that solves my problem , cheers

A:windows xp reboot during installation
have you enough ram
you may need to zero the drive first

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Ok I had no problems Installing XP Home on my computer and after it reboots it goes to the XP Logo and freezes. I am not sure why but if anyone can help me please do.

This is what I have:

M2N-SLI DELUXE motherboard
1 GByte ddr2 ram
200gb hdd
Amd athlon 64 x2 4800+ 2.4 GHz socket am2
and right now I am reformating the pc and starting again to see if that helps.

A:Windows Feezes after reboot

Ok it is doing the same thing after I reformated the hdd. Please any suggestions out there???

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I have an emachine w2646 i recently rebooted it with the windows boot disk everything rebooted fine i go to set up the computer it ask me to enter in computer name i hit next and the next button is highlighted but nothing happen can anyone please help me and tell me what to do thanks.

A:windows xp reboot on emachine

What is the computer name you're entering?
Are there spaces, special characters, etc. in the name?
Is it a duplicate to what's already on the network?
Are you sure the mouse works?
You see no errors, messages, or any feedback at all on the screen after hitting the Next button?
Does it actually depress, or is there no change on the screen?

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Hi i have had his compute for about 5 years its os is windows xp and i keep it in top shape. Recently like last week my computer started randomly restarting. I have went to my rebot opotions and turned it off and the error messge on the blue screen was 0x0000008E. I have been researching it and the closest thing i found is that it might be a "Backdoor.Rustock.B" trojan but im not sure can anybody help me find the cause of this problem and how to fix it.

A:Windows random reboot

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Every time i reboot windows it loads the task bar in clean 32 bit but then after about a second everything changes to 8 bit. Its really anoying plus all my open programs remain in 8 bit even after i change the resolution settings back to 32 bit. any suggestions on how i can get rid of this anoying glitch besides reinstalling windows.

A:windows reverts to 8 bit after every reboot

download the latest video driver

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I just got a new motherboard, the p5n-e sli motherboard with the e6400 coreduo processor. Im trying to reinstall windows but everytime i try, it keeps asking me to setup windows again threw the blue screens. everytime it reboots, it goes back to the same screen no matter what i do.

currently, i have setup two 250 western digital harddrives as raid-0 (stripped) and enabled raid through bios. I also install the raid controllers (not sure if the correct one since it came with 5 different raid controllers, jmb36X controllers.

any help with this would be appreciated.

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Hello Everyone,

First post here, but not new to this familiar site as this forum has helped me multiple times on multiple occasions. So thanks for all the awesome feedback that you guys and girls give back to people like me.

Anyways, to my problem. My computer caught a virus, which infected the SVChost and system32 files. I know, it's pretty bad. So i backed up some of my files and then rebooted my comp. I didn't have much to began with, so I didn't really care in rebooting my whole system.

However, after rebooting and installing all of my drivers back, after a while, my computer would start to shut down. It does not give me any blue screen of death nor any error messages. It just shuts down as if i selected the Shut-down options.

The shutdown occurs randomly. For instances, the first time when I was trying to write a post on this forum, my comp shut down before I had a chance to submit this post. Other times, it'll shut down when I'm on MSN or playing games. One time, it shut down as I saved a .txt file onto my desktops. Other times were just pure random.

I followed and read some other post that were similar to mines. But a lot of them had to do with laptops, and one of them had to do with cooling down their laptop. My pc is a desktop and I doubt it was dusk being stuck to the fan because I regularly blow out dusk every other month since my father owns a air compressor at home. So it's actually really easy for me to clean my tower.

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A:Windows xp shuts down after reboot.

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Alright, today I came home from work to a blue screen that said: "STOP:c000021a specified file is encrypted and the user does not have the ability to decrypt it." I tried to restart it, then this diskchecker comes on and says it needs to scan a drive that is inconsistent. I let it do this. Then it says it found problems and is repairing them, until it says "insufficient disk space" even when i KNOW this is impossible because I have over 40 gigs of space left...So I restart it and try to boot without going through this disk scan, but it will get to the point right before you would normally see the login names, then restart. Safemode, "Last known good configuration", and normal bootup all do not work! They all restart right before you'd normally see the login names. I am using Windows XP Home, 120 gb HD, P4 2.8ghz, 1gig ram, norton antivirus, and spysweeper isntalled. I have NO idea what this is or WHY it happened! If anyone has any help, please help me! Thanks.

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i have noticed that my windows 8 will freeze on every other reboot. I have updated windows and it still does it. My rig is a hp-g60 (amd).

I notice that the bios post screen is different.
-situation 1 - when i boot up i dont see options to get into bios .... windows 8 will not boot
-situation 2 - when i boot up i do see options to get into bios .... windows 8 will boot

I might need to flash my bios, which i hate doing since you run the chance of destroying ur ROM.

If anyone knows the solution to this i would like know.
Thank you for all help.

A:Windows 8 freezing on every other reboot

Go to "other options" in the boot screen and try to "a refresh"

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I Just finished building my first computer. Everything works fine but whenever I try to download anything WINDOWS will reboot before the download is complete. I deleted all third party download managers.Regardless of whether I tried to open then run, or save then run files it keeps rebooting. Files will download from Download Manager ( since i have to use it to download from certain websites) when I had it installed. I also noticed that the same symptom appears when I /RUN CMD it will not allow me to access command promt. My WINDOWS is XP and it is not activated is that the issue here? I tried looking for answers already posted but I couldnt find anything identical to mine. If I can provide you with anymore info you need let me know. Thanx.

A:Downloading causes WINDOWS to reboot

try activating and see, you have to do it within 30 days anyhow. i've never heard of this but you might have a corrupt install.

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I've searched the forums and found some people having similar issues to mine but not exactly.

This is a brand new build with a fresh install of windows 7. The boot drive (c is an SSD drive with very few applications installed. I have another drive (i that is a mirrored array (raid 1) of two 1 TB drives. It has a lot of data and other applications installed on it that I don't need to run "fast".

I rebooted the other day and chkdsk came up and said that my i: drive needed to be checked for consistency. I was a little shocked by this, but walked away for an hour or so and came back to the login screen of windows. I logged in and thought nothing more of it. I then tried opening one of my apps that's installed on the i: drive (adobe reader) and it said it couldn't find some files (or something to that effect). I uninstalled it (strange that it could find the files to uninstall...but whatever) reinstalled and everything was good again. I then rebooted later that day and chkdsk came up again on the drive. Rather than waiting this time, I just pressed a key to skip chkdsk. When windows loaded, I tried opening some apps that are installed on the i: drive and they wouldn't open...same problem as with adobe. I tried browsing some files on the i: drive and didn't see any problems at all. I opened a few pics and mp3s...all good. I rebooted again and of course chkdsk came on and went to 58560 of 252672 files (2%) almost instantly and now it's just hanging going thr... Read more

A:chkdsk on reboot (windows 7)

just an update: it was chugging through one file at a time, and now it's blasting through each file saying "File record segment 67xxx is unreadable"

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hi there i hope you can help me figure out and fix this problem.

my girlfriends sister's laptop recently broke so her father decided to boot it to its original state although on restart it loads to setup is starting services then an error pops up saying the computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. windows installation cannot proceed. To install windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation.

i have tried using startup repair which doesnt work.
i have tried booting to factory settings myself and after the second loading screen finishes it restarts and opens with a blue screen.
ive also tried using the back up disc i burned from my own laptop which doesnt work and just takes me to the windows recovery options.

unfortunately i am not sure what error i am receiving on the blue screen as it dumps the physical memory and restarts pretty quick although the first time i did it had the IRQL driver not less or equal error. this came up once and i havent seen it after trying another factory restore.

i assume their has been a problem when installing the OS but im not too sure due to the driver error when restoring.

if anyone knows what the problem is i would appreciate all the help possible unfortunately i have to go to college atm but i will be back this evening 5 or 6pm (gmt) so if possible please leave and comments or questions and i will reply to them asap. thanks

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thats me back from college so i will be online to answer any queries thx

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I had a custom PC built less than a month ago. Basically from day 1 I have been getting random freezes/reboots. Most of the time the system becomes unresponsive and requires a manual reboot. This happens at totally random times (at least 10 times this morning). I've searched the net for a solution (Windows tech site has no answers). Every time the event viewer shows a kernel-power error (event ID 41). All drivers are up to date and Windows was a new install on a brand new system. I'm tearing my hair out so any help would be heaven sent.

Here's my system spec.

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 6.1.7600 Build 7600
Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping 2.66GHz (Nehalem)
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024MB
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 Intel X58 (socket 1366) DDR3
Corsair 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3 (1600MHz)
System Drive - Intel X25-M Mainstream 80GB SATA-II SSHD
Storage Drive - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 32MB Cache SATA-II
Corsair TX 650W ATX SLi Compliant Power Supply (CMPSU-650TXUK)

Here's a HJT log.

A:Windows 7 Freeze/Reboot

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I've found a way to get around it:
Restart the PC, does the same thing...
Restart it again but with automatic repair (F8) and it come's to say "Window's didn't shut-down correctly"
Then it has a button and say's to "Restart"
I click it and it works perfectly fine.

A:Windows 10 Reboot Issue

When Windows not start or turn off normally, the causes of the problem are usually due to system upgrades that are incompatible with one or more programs are installed, the installation of applications that are not compatible with the system in use, loading a defective or incompatible driver, malfunction of one or more services.

In particular, if your computer does not shut down or reboot normally, the problem may be related to newly installed updates or system services (also installed by third-party applications) and running processes that are not responding.

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I have upgraded my computer from windows 98 to windows XP. Throughout the entire installation process the computer periodically rebooted as it should. However, after the final installation was complete, the computer will only display a black screen. I have an AMD 1800 mother board with 256 mb of ram and plenty of hard drive space. I don't have any other software loaded on the computer. Any ideas?

A:windows xp will not reboot after install

will it start in safe mode
tap f8 when booting to get the safe mode option

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I have searched high and low and have not seen my specific problem. My computer will not restart and unfortunately it has been happening for awhile (over a year) so it is not something I did recently that caused it. It always starts normally as long as it has not been on for about 15 minutes or so. When I attempt to restart, I always get the Windows Logon Process STOP:C000021a error. If I wait 15 or 20 minutes and turn it on, it starts normally.

A:Windows XP will not reboot - it will start 15 min. later causes...

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I woke up this morning to find my computer in a infinite reboot cycle.
I got home and tried to find the problem here is what I have done.
pulled all hardware and tested it in another machine,replaced all IDE/sata wires,pulled the cpu tested it in another machine reset the bios to default unplugged the pc from the network.
I can not get into safe mode the computer boots up to the windows screen with the blew bar the bar goes back and forth a few times before freezing then rebooting about 5 seconds afterwords.
I don't use the computer for much besides email and playing a few games now and then.
specs are as follows.
gigabyte s-series mobo 965p-ds3
intel core dual cpu
2gb corsair XMS2 PC2-5400 ram
ati x1950 pro
320gb ram
I let the pc sit for an half hour in the bios screen and it did nothing the cpu temp peaked at 45C.
I really don't want to reformat
posting from my laptop BTW

A:Help Windows xp infinite reboot

power supply

chkdsk /r

on the f8 menu try
last known good configuration

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Hey everyone. Recently my PC hardware was breaking down when I was running Windows XP Professional, so I decided to upgrade all my hardware since it's been 4years. Got a new ASUS motherboard, a new i5 2.88ghz processor, new RAM, new monitor, new gpu, new heatsink etc. I also got Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM through I'm not a huge tech myself so I payed some local tech to install it all. There is only one problem now.

I can run games that are intense on the CPU and GPU and it won't reboot and I can do normal stuff in OS that won't make it reboot. I notice it reboots everytime I try to install a new program of some sorts. It doesn't give me an error msg. It just restarts and when it starts windows it states that windows did not close properly and asks me if I want to start it in safe mode.

I've checked the temperatures of the cpu and gpu and motherboard and it's all normal so I have no idea what is wrong. I also got a new seagate 800gb hard drive when I got new hardware and the tech reformatted the drive and installed windows 7 on it. I really would love to get to the bottom of this without reinstalling windows or whatever. Any suggestions to find out what kind of error I'm getting and how to fix it? I greatly appreciate any help. Thanks so much in advance.

A:Windows 7 x64 random reboot

Get a new power supply (PSU 750w Power Supply (Came with the Alienware 4yrs ago) seems like you are using the one from 4 years ago, that is the most common cause off random restarts.

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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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There is crach in my computer and minidumps are being created with each crash Please help me to sunderstand what is dump files in :\windows\minidump directory and how can it with dates corresponding to the date/time of the crash. What can I do if minidumps are in directory? Delete them?

A:windows reboot automatically

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I wish some of you guys can help me here.
Used genuine key to activate previously hacked Windows 7. System goes through authentication, "Genuine" logo. Everything fine until I reboot the system. The Product ID changes back to 00426-292-0000007-85528, and the system ask to be activated "today". I change the key again and everything is fine until next reboot.
I've tried various methods including system restore, over the phone activation, etc. Same result. Just don't want to do the clean install again, too much stuff to re-install
Please help.
Here is MGAD Report

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-*****-*****-WY336
Windows Product Key Hash: hVVhNot6pKVHs0EbXIA9PLAF+xg=
Windows Product ID: 00426-293-4891686-85082
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {BCE98960-9700-4871-A5BD-DEB4DBFC82A0}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.111118-2330
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

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A:Windows 7 asking to be activated again after each reboot

It looks like either you have a problem with the Licensing Store, or you have a counterfeit install.
Lets see what happens if we fix the Licensing Store.
Recreate the Licensing Store
1) Click Start button.
2) Type: CMD.exe into the 'Search programs and files' field
3) Right-Click on CMD.exe and select Run as Administrator
4) Type: net stop sppsvc (It may ask you if you are sure, select yes)
Note: the Software Protection service may not be running, this is ok.
5) Type: cd %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareProtectionPlatform
6) Type: rename tokens.dat
7) Type: cd %windir%\system32
8) Type: net start sppsvc
9) Type: slui.exe
10) After a couple of seconds Windows Activation dialog will appear. You may be asked to re-activate and/or re-enter your product key or Activation may occur automatically.
Once complete, reboot TWICE - then go to and attempt validation.

reboot again, then post back with a new MGADiag report.

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I was trying to load windows 7 professional onto a HP Pavillion dv6500 and every time I install it it goes fine, then once it's all installed one of two things will happen. If I do absolutely nothing to it, no changes to settings, no new programs or updates I can reset it turn it off etc and it will load fine. If I do any of the previously mentioned things though it will not load windows. I thought maybe it was black screening (after I read the why is windows loading black screen thread) but I don't think this is the case. I can't get it to boot in safe mode, I can't even get to the advanced boot options. The best I can do is get to the screen to choose my os. Can anyone shed some light on this super annoying problem?

A:Windows Won't load after reboot.

Hello !! Welcome to SF !!

I think the best thing you could do is to do a Start up Repair to resolve boot issues. Startup Repair if that didn't work then try this article SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker if that also didn't care then i think it could be a bad install of Windows 7 follow this Repair Install

Good Luck,

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Help! I restarted windows 8. It went to screen that give options of : f10 setup (when i do that it says loading setup and nothing ever happens), esc boot menu does same. f11 doesnt even try to do anything and same with f9 diagnostics even try to

A:windows 8 wont reboot

Are you doing that in BIOS boot screen ?

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All of a sudden, when I start up my computer, the system will do a full boot with NO errors or blue screens. Once it finishes loading everything, it reboots automatically. This will go on forever if I let it. The only way in is hit the F8 key and select the option that worked the best (can't remember the exact words). Now I've been reading all the forums and they say it reboots because it comes across a fault in the boot sequence. Is there anyway of finding out what's causing this. I believe it's a virus since I found five Trojan virus' on the sytem. Any help with this problem is much appreciated.


A:Windows XP Reboot - non stop

something for you to try:

boot to safe mode > run "msconfig" > go to tab that says "boot.ini" and make sure that nothing is checked.

you may also want to go to the tab that says "startup" and uncheck everything in there, depending on what kind of computer you have. but it wouldnt hurt to uncheck everything.

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Please help! I have inspiron 1150 and running windows xp, my son was on the computer and what ever he did....locked my computer. I can't even reboot in safe mode. The computer says running in safe mode or if I try last know safe mode and only get a message windows is starting on blue screen and that is as far as my computer will go. The message just sits there on my screen.

I'm desperate to get this working again and do not know what to do.

Any help is much appreciated.


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You may be thinking this should probably not be in the Hardware Forums, but I'm convinced of the possibility of a hardware problem. Please hear me out.

So yesterday, I tried to install my new video card. ATI Radeon 9800. I uninstalled all my old drivers before installation. It's a card that requires a direct connection to the power supply of my CPU. OK, no problem there. Hook it up, doesn't work. I get all sorts of garbeled symbols and horizontal/vertical fuzzy lines (draw problem?) in the Bios screen as well as in Windows.

OK, now I have an old VGA monitor that I have plugged into the DVI converter so it can connect to the video card. Obviously, that didn't work, so it was suggested that perhaps my CPU was configured to default to VGA and wouldn't read the DVI adaptor (or some kind of mix up of that sorts).

So I'd been trying to mess with the display settings in such a way that I could default to the right connection (DVI-VGA) so that my Vid card would work. Well, all of a sudden, my computer restarts, and now is stuck in a rebooting loop. I get through the Windows loading splash, but then a blue page pops up (too fast to read) and the system restarts itself. And this goes on again and again. I can't get into safemode. Even switching cards doesn't work. I put my old card in trying to get it to work, so that I can accually read what is being said on my screen without all the garbled sometimes flashing symbols.

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A:Windows Reboot Loop

What sort of video card/adapter did you have previously? Was it onboard or another card?

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It is taking a really long time to load my login for window 8.1 on my laptop and when I research the possible reasons it is recommended to do clean reboot. I am looking for a bit more information about this.

A:what is a clean reboot for windows 8.1

See this: pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Computer has an Asrock X533 mother board, 1.7 ghz cpu, 512 mg ram, floppy drive and cd drive. Boot from floppy, load cd driver and insert XP cd. Boots from cd, do format, delete partition, create new partition and cd installs files to drive. Remove XP cd. When trying to reboot after file install, message says " searching for boot sector ". Boot sector should be installed from cd. Right? Have reloaded this machine a few times over the years and never had this problem before. Would appreciate any answers as to what might cause this problem.Could a battery change cause a bios problem?

A:Windows XP Won't Reboot After New Install

hi.are you doing this,
1. setting bios to boot from CD/DVD rom drive
2.put xp install cd into optical drive
3.exit and save settings from bios pressing F10
4.when pc reboots wait for the "press any key to boot from cd" prompt
5.follow on screen prompts(be patient)
if this is what you are doing but like you say you have reloaded several times then will have another think

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Suddenly a reboot takes minutes and windows explorer hangs for minutes giving me the not responding error.I have restored to an earlier date with no luck so far.Also have run spybot and it picked up nothing.I am running vista home premium sp2 with 4g of ram

A:windows explorer and reboot

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I had a problem of some registry entries being corrupted
and it was suggested that I repair them per Microsoft
knowledge base. I was not confident enough to do it,
so I decided to do a fresh install instead. Now, when
I reboot the PC, two "Windows XP Professional" show up
in the menu and I have to choose one of them.
How can fix this so that I don't have to choose anything
but it would boot directly with the WinXP that I have

I wonder if there is a bug in MS setup/install process itself.
I had C, D, and E drives as NTFS. I have my data on D
so I did not want to format it. I wanted to try installing
linux on part of the HD so I decided to change the filesystem
to FAT32 for E, and I chose 'format' when installing XP on C.
Upon rebooting two winXP show up in the menu.
So I did another install and in the process saw that
windows that there was one on the C drive and one on the
E (which earlier had absolutely nothing on it). So I formated
E this time. Then formated C and installed XP on it again.

One more significant piece of information is that when I
do a fresh install of XP now, it says you have chosen to
install on a partition which has another OS on it! I thought
that OS (the currently running XP) would be blown away
in the formatting process.

Does this have anything to do with MBR and is there a way
to fix it?


A:Two Windows XP shows up upon reboot

It looks like you did a second install of XP in a different location then the previous installation or you did not format the same drive before doing the new installation.

Check to see if both options boot and if they are different O/S's.

If it turns out to be the same or one fails to load the you modify the boot.ini file. Go to Start -> Run -> type MSCONFIG -> and click on BOOT.INI. There's a button for Check all Boot Paths that you should first use. If that doesn't work then you can manuallly edit the file to remove the second entry - if the default boot menu item works then you want to delete the other item in the O/S list.

Also, it might be easier to remove any unwanted partitions before installing Windows in Windows, this avoids accidently ending up installing the O/S on a different partition or getting a duplication. Its very easy to try and format a partition and then accidently install Windows onto that partition. Therefore its easier to leave that till later; you can specify the size of the one partition during the install, obviously smaller then the size of the drive so there is some free space, and then create any additional partitions in Windows after the install. To do that go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management and you can delete, create and format partitions.

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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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In an attempt to clean up a Dell Inspiron 1150, i ran AdwCleaner that i had downloaded through BleepingComputer. i didn't run AdwCleaner as an administrator though .. i forgot. AdwCleaner ran the scan & when the AdwCleaner was done i clicked Clean. After that the computer asked me to reboot. i clicked ok & when the computer restarted only the Dell logo appeared for a few seconds. During these seconds it said in the upper right Press F2 for BIOS & Press F12 for Boot Menu. After these few seconds then screen goes blank except for blinking underscore in left corner of screen. Any suggestions sure would be helpful. Thank you for your time.

A:Windows won't run after AdwCleaner reboot

Can you boot to Safe Mode ?
If so, run Rkill and then Malwarebytes with NO reboot inbetween the two scans....If malwarebytes asks for a reboot that is so.
Please download RKill by Grinler from the link below and save it to your desktop.
    Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
    Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
    A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
    If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next reply.
    A log pops up at the end of the run. This log file is located at C:\rkill.log.
    Please post the log in your next reply.
* Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free and save it to your desktop
*** If installed, just Update and run a scan -
* Double click the desktop icon, click Run, then OK
* Click Next
* Select I accept the agreement then continue to click Next then finally click Install
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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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A curious problem this one guys

I plug in my USB Epson 915 printer into my computer it pops up saying generic USB device found and then reboots the computer it even does this when you have the USB device plug in from the start. All other USB devices run fine!

Run windows XP-pro
2GB Ram

This problem seems to have appeared from nowhere anyone know why this might be?



A:Printer causes windows XP to reboot

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The computer is an eMachines Model W2247.

AMD Athlon XP Processor
480 MB RAM
Windows XP Operating System
This computer was given to me along with the installation disks to reinstall the OS.

When I got the computer it must have had at least 3-4 years of dust built up inside of it. I took the computer apart and blew all the dust off of it including the dust built up in the heat sink of the processor.
I put the computer back together and reinstalled the OS using the installation disks. When the installation was complete it said to remove the disks and "press any key" to reboot the computer. I did that and the computer will not boot. What I mean is, after the POST finishes, the screen turns dark and nothing shows up.

On the other hand, I AM able to enter the CMOS set up AND the screen with SAFE MODE and "Last known good configuration" options. However, I am not able to boot into safe mode. If I select Safe Mode it looks like the files are loading but the GUI never actually loads, it just freezes on the screen with the loading files.
If I select "Last Known Good Configuration" it says,

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing: \Windows\system32\config\SYSTEM...
You can attempt to repair this file by starting the Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first screen to start the repair."

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A:Cannot Reboot on Windows XP installation

eMachines requires the correct disks to reinstall. Are you sure you have the correct disks? The exact ones that correspond to your model computer.

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hi all,
this is baffling me,
one minute laptop fine, next minute after downloading a small application ( did not run it though, but avira antivirus beeped 3 times as i opened the download folder )
i immediately deleted the folder, updated avira and restarted pc. everything seemed fine until could not connect to internet as usual, so restarted pc, and thats when all hell broke loose !
now the pc takes approx 10 mins to load windows xp to the desktop, but after about a minute ( during which i can navigate around the desktop as normal, but can not copy or move stuff ) i get the following message in a box in the middle of the screen-----

"windows is shutting down
the shutdown was initiated by NT authority/system
will shutdown in 59 seconds
windows must now restart because the remote procedure call ( rpc ) service terminated unexpectedly"

its definately a virus or malware cos during the short time i have before the above message appears, i am not allowed to copy my files ( even the paste command is greyed out ), i have no access to the task bar, and even in safe mode i have the same issues.
im quite happy to reinstall xp, but i desperately want to rescue my personal files first ( they are in a folder on the desktop ), but this rotten infection will not allow me to do this, i cannot copy to a usb stick or whatever cos the files cannot be moved or copied to anywhere.
i cannot even get the taskbar to appear.

aaaaaaarrrrrggggghhhh !!!!!!

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I have lapto Toshiba Portege Z30 and right now it is about 2 months since it wants to restart like new updates are installed but no updates were installed.
It wants to restart everytime I log in even after a reboot.
Right now I don't know what more information I should provide.

Thank you very much for your help

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Having trouble with Windows 7 rebooting on a daily basis. Once acknowleding the reboot, I could actually get another reboot. I have never seen the machine do the actuall reboot while working at it. My first instinct is to take the System disc and reformat and start over again. Could there be a simple fix to the issue without a reformat?

A:Windows 7 Daily Reboot

Rather than reinstalling the OS it is generally better to find the cause of the problem. Spontaneous reboots are often caused by power issues or overheating. Be sure that all fans are operating, not clogged with dust, and external vents are not blocked. OEM computers frequently have weak and unreliable PSUs and this is a common cause of such problems.

Knowing what hardware you have would help.

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Hello everyone! I am so desperate at this point, having tried whatever I could with the little knowledge I have about computers. For starters, I accidentally plugged out my 2tb external drive while the computer was scanning it. After that I was told that my drive was corrupted. So I ran chkdsk on my drive and I was able to get some items back, but not all, I have missing folders. Also, trying to open a folder makes my computer freeze up, but I'm sure its not a virus. All of this started when I got the corrupted message. Trying to fix this problem, I set my external drive as active, thinking this would fix the problem. When I saw that it didn't fix the problem, I was unable to mark it as inactive. I went through all the prompts in the chkdsk black screen only to get stuck at the last prompt. Now I'm having an even bigger problem because my computer is doing this continuous boot. When it boots up, it attempts to go to the blue chkdsk screen for like 1 second and then it boots as normal. When it asks me what mode to boot up in, no matter what mode I select (safe, normal) it reboots all over again. I have also tried to do a repair using my Windows disc, but when asked to select my c drive, I see no letter next to the drive, so I can't select it. I am at my witts end with this issue, trying to handle it myself with no avail. I really need your help, anybody! You would make me so happy, I'll have all my sentimental things back and I'll be able to go ba... Read more

A:Continuous reboot in Windows XP, please help!

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I was running Windows XP Home Edition SP2 (not sure if my actions changed this)
Athlon 2400+ GA-7VAXP, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB Raid 0

I experienced a random reboot, that locked into a reboot cycle until I disabled GoBack this seemed to fix the issues although I had some sever performance issues at this point (boot took about 3x longer than normal). For that reason I ran Norton System Works 2006's 1 button checkup and accepted all changes. After the reboot from this I got an Explorer.exe application error 0xc0150002, which prevented anything other than my wallpaper form loading. After checking the Microsoft forums the only solution I could attempt was running the Windows repair from the installation CD. During the repair run I had a COM+ error from csetuputil.cpp stating it could not locate catsrv.dll. I accepted that and the run appeared to continue normally. Later during the run I received notification that directdb.dll, wab32.dll, inetcomm.dll, and msoe.dll were missing or corrupted. The repair seemed to finish normally after this until it attempted to reboot. The usual XP load screen popped up, screen went blank, cursor appeared and then the system rebooted, this loop had continued for 3-4 cycles until I shut the system down. Is there a solution other than reformat/reinstall?

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I don't know if it's a virus that caused this, so please be patient with me.
I'll give you my system specs to start off with:
Windows Vista Home Version
Norton Internet Security 2010 fully updated
2.6 GHz e-machines with 1 GB RAM

The other night I was surfing in Firefox and had a song playing on YouTube, a java chat opened in another tab, and was just doing general searches on Google under a third tab. Everything was going fine (as it should) when suddenly the mouse pointer froze and would only move intermittently. It became so bad that I couldn't do anything. I had to shut down the computer manually and do a hard reboot.
The problem then was that the system would not do anything past the Vista boot screen where you see the moving line at the bottom of the screen. It went to a black screen and then no further.
I tried the Repair Windows option on subsequent attempts at rebooting but that had no discernible effect and it did the exact same thing as if I had selected to boot Windows normally (which was nothing).
I then tried hitting F8 when booting and have tried every option on the advanced boot menu (safe mode, last known good, etc.) to no avail. It wouldn't boot into anything other than a black screen.
When I tried to go into safe mode, the system would load all the modules but then hang on crcdisk.sys and do nothing else.
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A:WIndows froze then could not reboot

Hi and welcome to TSF first back up your data,then go to your harddrive makers support site and download the diagnostic tool,burn it to a disc use imgburn for this,next make sure your cd\dvd dive is selected as the first boot device,then boot from the diagnostic and test your hdd

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Hi everyone,

I installed Kerio personal firewall on my Win NT, SP6, PIII

After a restart, the computer now methodically freezes at the VERY END of booting. It looks like when this newly installed program starts to load, it freezes the computer.

I tried booting it for the NT Setup floppy disks, through the Repair installation option... it's not finding anything wrong with registry or hard drive, etc.

Is there some kind of a Safe Mode analog for NT, so I can uninstall that program before it begins to load and locks the computer?

Any ideas will be appreciated! I know I can always reinstall the operating system from scratch (and actually I should upgrade to XP too), but is there a less radical way to solve the problem?

Thanks a million!

A:Help! Windows NT freezes after reboot

I take it you've tried "last known good configuration" ?

I've run across this hack, but I'm not sure you can do it at this stage. Even if you boot to the recovery console, I don't think you will be able to access the root drive to edit boot.ini

It's a hidden file anyway and the attribute would have to be removed, eg:

attrib -h c:\boot.ini
edit c:\boot.ini

You might try booting in VGA mode, which will get to Windows if the problem is display driver related.

Also it's possible you might be able to edit the boot.ini file using bootcfg

I'm not really familiar with what it can and can't do, but have a gander here:

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My partners' laptop a HP Pavillion dv5 last night just crashed on him and was coming up with an error after letting it reboot loop a number of times it gave him the option to system restore (at no point did it give an option for starting in safe mode). Now it runs as though windows is going to boot then goes onto a black screen with the error message - 'Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer restart the installation.' If you click ok it reboots the system and does the same thing over again, if you press the x at the top of the box it takes you to the main screen with icons for a couple of seconds, flashes up with an error message and restarts. The error message doesnt stay on the screen for long enough to see what the code is. Please help.

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My brother downloaded some file off the internet and executed it and now the computer just constantly reboots. Even when i try to go to safe mode it reboots after it loads certain .sys files. I also switched the infected drive to another computer and it would also reboot on that as well so its not a hardware issue. Will someone help me diagnose and fix this problem.

A:Reboot Loop - Windows XP SP3

and welcome to the Forum

Any idea what file he downloaded? . .

What Brand/Model is the pc?

Do you have the XP installation disc?

Not booting on another pc is normal . . that will happen anytime the operating system try to run on a system other than it was installed on.

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When rebooting my win 2000, as soon as the icons show up all programs work immediately. However, it takes a full 60 seconds or more for the Internet Explorer and mail to activate. Can that be corrected?

A:Reboot Windows 2000

Ok this will something to do with your services. Look under your services and disable any services that u do not need c if that improves performance,

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Heres my problem: When turn on my computer, i get a message:
''We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert the most recent settings that worked.

If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the Power or Reset buttom was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows Normally.

*Safe Mode
*Safe Mode with Networking
*Safe Mode with Command Prompt

*Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)

*Start Windows Normally

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice''

So, i tried the start windows normally option, and my computer rebooted itself while loading windows, before reboot i got a really quick blue screen error, so i tried Last Known Good Configuration option, exactly the same problem... now when i try Safe Mode, Safe mode with networking or Safe Mode with Command Prompt, i get this message (error?):
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A:Reboot at windows startup

BUMP I really need help with this asap:(

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I downloaded Windows 10 (free upgrade - NO disk) some months ago. It has been running fine up until 3 days ago.  Now in continuous BSOD loop which I can't break into to take any corrective action. Gives me the HP blue startup screen followed by:  Black screen with flashing cursor top left (runs for between 30 secs and 30 mins!), followed by: Windows image, 'Preparing Automatic Repair', followed by: 'Your PC ran into problems and needs to restart. We're just checking some error info, and then we'll restart for you.' Displays 'WDF_VIOLATION' message, alternating with BAD_SYS_CONFIG message underneath. This is non stop.  Tried F8 and F12, to no avail.  Tried repeatedly turning on and off, to no avail. No disks of any kind available.  Just can't do anything to get past this. Desperately need to use computer. Any help gratefully accepted! 

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Hi Guys

Im having a nightmare getting my Windows 8.1 to boot properly. I've Had Windows 8 for over a year now! and I was forced to roll back to Windows 7. But now it's time to get it working properly!

Here is my problem:

My pc boots to a black screen after windows logo (no cursor or anything) and when it does i have to reboot my pc about 5-6 times before it actually boots properly. Now here's the biggest problem--> when I have made a succesfull boot (after rebooting 5-6 times) i have to shutdown my computer and wait 2-3 hours at least, before i can recreate the error again. This makes the problem solving process even more painful.

I've tried just about anything that I could find on the web and weirdly enough, My problem doesn't seem to be quite the same as all the other posts -_- ..

Here's a list of things that I've tried that i can remember:
Updated all drivers to latest versionsReinstalled several timesenabled UEFI boot (and disabled)Booted with only 1 monitor connected (tried VGA and DVI)disabled fast startup

(I didn't connect unessecary hardware or had cd's in the machine. Only a monitor, keyboard and mouse)

I've properly tried more than that, but can't remember it all.

Does anyone have any idea to what the cause of the problem can be?

I was told that i should try to connect a monitor using a hdmi cable, because Windows 8 could shoot the signal out of the HDMI port. Can anyone confirm this? could it really be that Windows 8 is THAT stupid? :/

A:Have to reboot Windows 8.1 several times

Windows 8 might not be THAT stupid but video card drivers could be. Did you try booting into Safe mode ? Video card drivers other than MS ones do not come into play then.

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Hi Everyone, I'm new around here and I have been following the progress of Windows 7 through beta stages. I currently operate on Windows XP SP3 which runs great, however Ive very recently decided to go for WIndows 7 beta. I completely backed up all my information, booted from DVD, formatted and then started to install.

It copies/ expands all the files to 100%, then does a normal restart, It then comes up with starting windows> registering entries etc, the carries on finalising the install only to reboot itself????

After the reboot it gives me the windows recovery screen. If it tries to boot up it just goes into a reboot loop. I am sooo confused....

The thing is I would say I know my way around PC software and Hardware very well. I have tried different BIOS settings, Optimising defaults, Load-Fail Safe Defaults, Creating New Partitions etc...Please can anyone help??

My Spec is as follows:-

Intel E4400 Socket 775 2x2.00GHz 800MHz
Inno 3D SL7N73PVM - Onboard nVidia 7100 / Realtek HD Audio
2GB DDR OCZ Memory
Pioneer Dual Layer DVD-RW

Your help is much appreciated, I just want to taste this new OS



A:Windows 7 Reboot Loop?

Have you tried another fresh format and install?

And make sure you unplug any hardware you don't need connected during install... computers sometimes don't like being poked that much and reboot on attempting to load.

If such hardware is connected, disconnect and try turning it on then, see if that solves it, if not, i would suggest trying another install.

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I have the same issue, after the POST, windows acts as if it is loading and then reboots. I can't get into safe mode or boot from the install CD for a repair. I have no viruses or malware (use Kaspersky Internet 7.0). Before this happened windows would freeze in the middle of a game. No apparent heat problems, I tried today with the cover off the side so it is getting plenty of air flow. I have a Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro SLi MB, AMD FX-60 CPU, 2 WD Raptor drives in RAID 0, 2 Ge-Force 7600 GT OC vid cards. I have the CD-ROM set as the first and second bootable devices in the BIOS to try and boot from the CD. Any ideas?

A:Re: constant reboot with windows xp pro

System specs - Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro SLi Mobo, AMD Athlon 64 FX-60, 2 GB Corsair TwinX 2048-3200C2PT RAM, Thermaltake PurePower TWV500W power supply, (2) Lite-On SHM-165H60 Dual Layer DVD Multi-Drive with Lightscribe, (2) BFG GeForce 7600 GT OC 256MB video cards in SLi, (2) WD Raptor WD740GD in RAID 0, WD Cavier SE 250GB hard drive, Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS Platimum sound card, Windows XP Pro. Built by me and this is the first problem I have had. I have dusted the fans with compressed air, checked all the connections. I have seen a good many similar problems but none that match mine. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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System: Windows 7 x64 Home Premium all patches up to date

I am getting involuntary reboots on my Windows 7 system. When I check the event viewer the only thing I can tie it to is the shutdown of the VSS service (as this happens before the reboot).

This is what the log says:

The VSS service is shutting down due to idle timeout.
Event ID = 8224

This is the data shown in the Details Tab:

0000: 2D 20 43 6F 64 65 3A 20 - Code:
0008: 20 43 4F 52 53 56 43 43 CORSVCC
0010: 30 30 30 30 30 37 37 33 00000773
0018: 2D 20 43 61 6C 6C 3A 20 - Call:
0020: 20 43 4F 52 53 56 43 43 CORSVCC
0028: 30 30 30 30 30 37 35 35 00000755
0030: 2D 20 50 49 44 3A 20 20 - PID:
0038: 30 30 30 30 34 38 31 36 00004816
0040: 2D 20 54 49 44 3A 20 20 - TID:
0048: 30 30 30 30 33 37 31 32 00003712
0050: 2D 20 43 4D 44 3A 20 20 - CMD:
0058: 43 3A 5C 57 69 6E 64 6F C:\Windo
0060: 77 73 5C 73 79 73 74 65 ws\syste
0068: 6D 33 32 5C 76 73 73 76 m32\vssv
0070: 63 2E 65 78 65 20 20 20 c.exe
0078: 2D 20 55 73 65 72 3A 20 - User:
0080: 4E 61 6D 65 3A 20 4E 54 Name: NT
0088: 20 41 55 54 48 4F 52 49 AUTHORI
0090: 54 59 5C 53 59 53 54 45 TY\SYSTE
0098: 4D 2C 20 53 49 44 3A 53 M, SID:S
00a0: 2D 31 2D 35 2D 31 38 20 -1-5-18

Does anyone have any idea what I can do to fix this?



A:Windows reboot due to VSS shutdown?

1) Event id 8224 about the VSS service shutting down is a normal condition, its not connected to your rebooting problem.

2) You didnt mention any bluescreens so I presume you are not getting any. Look more carefully in the event viewer for errors related to unexpected shutdowns.

3) As a prelim measure, check your machine temps with an app like Speedfan, when the processor gets overheated the machine shuts down to prevent damage to it.

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I recently installed uGuru from ABIT on my computer, and immediately on restart the computer booted to the windows splash screen, then BSOD. I repeatedly restarted, and got BSODs with the following messages:


At various BSODS, these files were cited:

I used the windows memory tool to do several scans, and found no problems with the RAM.

Oddly, when rebooting (manually), booting from the Windows DVD ALSO consistently causes a BSOD.

I tried cold booting, and discovered that a cold boot creates no boot problems, and I can get into either windows or System Repair just fine. However, a soft reboot or a manual reboot will still produce a blue screen.

I used system recovery to restore the computer to the state it was in before I installed uGuru. This did nothing to solve the problem, though uGuru is no longer on the computer.

I ran a full CHKDSK on boot on my boot partition. No problems found, no dice.

I ran full System Repairs twice, both of which completed, and both of which failed to fix the problem.

I used the System Repair command console to run Bootrec.exe /FixBoot. Still, no dice.

Any ideas how I can fix this without a full reinstall?

I am running a fully updated copy of Windows 7, no service packs, no hotfixes.

A:BSOD in Windows 7 on Reboot ONLY

Please provide this information:

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I have a brand new computer. It came with Win 8.1 and I accepted the Windows 10 free upgrade. Have had this HP computer now for 11 days and it has froze up exactly 4 times. When it freezes I cannot do anything- ctr+alt+delete does not work, and the esc key does not work. I have to unplug the computer for a minute then plug it again and reboot. So far I am not able to decipher what is causing the problem. Everything else is working great. Can anyone tell me how to pinpoint what is causing the freezing?

A:Windows 10 freezes up and I have to reboot

Can be a software or system driver, maybe recently updated. Can you try safe mode and see if it occurs there. Safe Mode - Start Windows 10 in

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version

OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 5.1.2600 - Service Pack 3
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) D CPU 3.33GHz
Processor Count:
Graphics Card:
Hard Drives:
Antivirus: Comodo

Upon Rebooting I get the following in two messages and can't find a reason for them or a way to stop them from coming up everytime I reboot. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

A:16 Bit Windows SubSystem On Reboot

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I have a pc that dualboots Windows XP 32 bit and Windows 7.
The primary OS is Windows XP.

I'm trying to create a script within Windows XP which when clicked, reboots the PC and boots up windows 7 autmatically without the hassle to select which windows to boot in the bios.

I found this code and got my ID from bcdedit within windows 7

C:\Windows\System32\bcdedit /bootsequence {0025cb6b-c989-11e2-a9bf-c9122f8b4e38} /addfirst
shutdown /r /t 0
Unfortunately it doesnt work, it reboots, but in windows xp mode.

Any ideas what might be the problem?

Thank you

A:Solved: Reboot into windows 7 from XP 32 bit

Your post implies that the installs are on different physical disks since that is the only time the selection is in the BIOS.
Is that correct?

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hi sorry if this thread has been posted before got a new laptop let my niece use it and it has come back to me with the following probs first of all i get this mess "windows fail to start a recent hardware or software change may be the cause" it asks me to insert my windows installation disk and restart computer there is also a status saying 0xc000000f file \Boot\BCD the disk wont boot up at all i do as the screen says and get a message windows is loading files next i get a blue screen the same one with all the info that windows has shut down etc tells me to restart i do same blue screen tells me to f8 go to safe mode it just flies through safe mode saying its loading window files then it asks me to wait and then goes back to the start of the whole process again where the blue screen comes up if i was trying to do anything in safe mode it does give me a chance i have tried the other mode that says last known good configuration but that does no good the other modes im unsure off ive also went in to F2 to load defaults havent got a clue how do do something with bios was reading somewhere on this site about something beside battery dont want to mess around with it i do know that this prob has been posted but cant find it for looking for it many thanks for your help kells

A:my windows vista will not reboot

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