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Windows 7 wont start up, wont restore

Q: Windows 7 wont start up, wont restore

I am so frustrated! emachine only 10 mnths old. when starting gets to the welcome screen and reboots. have run all the scans and system restore - gives me an error System Restore ox8000ffff now it wont even start in safe mode! also had the error Startup Repair offline should I just shoot it!

A: Windows 7 wont start up, wont restore

Do you notice if the screen flashes a quick blue before it restarts?If it does, go back to the Safe Mode menu and select instead Disable automatic restart on system failure. The computer will try then to boot normally. If booting should fail and 'bluescreen', the PC will display it instead of rebooting. If possible, take a picture of it and insert it into your next reply. Otherwise, type in what it says.

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I could use some help if possible, Firstly I want to state I probably can fix this issue by reformatating and reinstalling but I dont want to do that, so looking for an alternative option if possible.

Problem: This morning I had a brief 1 second power outage while I was using my computer which forced it to shutdown. It just stood there shutting down for about 15 minutes when i decided to click force shutdown. After restarting, computer ran checkdisk and startuip repair because windows was not loading.

Issues; I ran chkdsk a couple times, lots of bad sectors./index files repairing recovering, but it ends up hanging at stage 4 at a certain spot. I left it running at that spot for over 5 hours and just stood there(I went to sleep and woke up at same spot). I booted with windows 7 cd and tried startup repair, the first 3 times it said it couldnt repair. It only showed 2 restore points available and both gave error messages saying they couldnt load. I ran a checkdsk /r again and was fixing a lot of stuff and hung at same spot again. Tried another startup repair, this time it said it worked but still the same problem, windows isnt loading. However, I am able to get to the login screen now after waiting about 10 minutes at the windows logo however my kieyboard/mouse functionaility seems to be gone so i cant even type my password to login at that point. I ran a diagnostic in the boot menu, when checking the harddrive it gave me an error. Ive tried booting to every opti... Read more

A:windows wont start, repair or restore

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All of a sudden, I turn on my lap top (lenovo idea pad flex 10) and it takes forever to Load, then says windows 8 wont boot or something.
Takes me to a blue screen and I tries to system restore but that also won't load and go through. Help please?
I went to advanced options and pulled up the box you type **** in butI don't know what to put km it to make windows boot!

A:windows 8 wont boot and system restore wont work

You need to be much more specific about what your problem is. I can't tell at all from your post what's really happening, and neither will anybody else. What exactly happens? What exact messages do you get? What "advanced options" are you talking about? Also, it appears this site's profanity filter has blocked something in your post. Using such language is not helpful.

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Last night I updated windows 8.1 from windows 8.
It got to the stage where it needs to restart so it done that started the configarations and once it reached 100% it restarted.

Since then what happens is when i press power on the samsung logo comes on the screen then the black screen with the windows picture then the bsod comes up for around half a second and it restarts. then it constantly does this.

The whole cycle only takes a few seconds.

Ive tried booting in safe mode but this isnt working so I downloaded kav rescue on another computer and saved it on a flash drive, But it wont boot off this either.

Any ideas?

A:Windows wont start after 8.1 update wont boot in safe mode

What does the BSOD state? Most times it is a driver issue with the Display drivers. Other times it is hardware.

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hi, window will not boot goes to blue screen that says process 1 initizaltion failed and starts dumping, then reboots to reapir, wont repair, tried booting to reapir disc and used bitdefender rescue which showed no virus, then tried booting to my winodws 7 upgrade disc, it says loading files then goes to a windows screen and nothing, tried recovery and it only shows one date may 6th, recovered to that date and does the same boots then goes to blue screen, in advanced i went to promt screen and tried chkdsk c:/f/r and it said failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50, so now dont know what to do if i need a new hard drive or what bios looks the same as always please help mike

A:windows 7 wont boot, wont go to safe mode or start on windows 7 disk

Have you followed these steps - Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Well here goes my explainanation it wont start :D no more need be said ok JK here welll it gives me the restart computer message we all heard this before and Ive tried 2 methods ive read about i'll list em here the enable/disable wipe method wont work(wont even let me apply the settings) tells me that one or more of the drives that there was an error to restart and try again... lol no work
second method was

Quoted from another forum
Start/RUN/msconfig/Startup tab and see if *StateManager is checked. Hopefully, Not. If Yes, the smgr.dll version HAS to BE so "messing" with it is not an option. The Download would be necessary, and this is from experience and from the MS moderator I've used who is quite capable. I think the version would be wrong primarily if you Re-Installed Win Me; Not sure if Version would change if original install is in. Hope Nick's idea is all that it is. Good Luck- P.S. Save this/Nick's verbiage as someday Symptoms may force you to refer back to some of the Trouble-Shooting tips that experts have taught me and others. Networking tips is how we non-experts survive and learn!

third method I tried is safe mode well guess how this turned out I CANT BOOT UP IN SAFE MODE(nuts eh?)

Yea this shud be a thinker now for you smart guys GL trying to help me out =/

A:System Restore Wont Start...

Try downloading and burning an image of UBCD (The Ultimate Boot CD) and using the Restore Utility. This should be able to use any restore points you have saved.

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there is a lot of things going wrong with my computer lately which is really annoying because its only 3 months old so i thought i'd give this website a try.The first problem ill start with is my system restore because if i can get that to work then i might be able to fix everything else.

When i click on system restore i get this message

There was an unexpected error:

The filename,directory name or volume lable syntax is incorrect.
System restore will now close
Any help will be much appeciated

Email: [email protected]

A:System Restore wont start

This error may be caused by faulty imaging by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that
results in the presence of an invalid volume. To see if this is the problem, go to System in
Control Panel and open System Protection. There will be two volumes shown, one of which is
selected and named “Missing.” Select C:\ and de-select “Missing” solves the problem.

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ok well system restore will start but only manually. every time i log off or restart my computer it is turned off which deletes all restore points making it useless

in msconfig startup all C:/WINDOWS are selected to startup

i dont know what the problem is

i dont think u guys need an hjt log but if u do then ask

A:System restore wont start

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Hi girls n guys
please help me
problem is with a samsung net/notebook
when powered on it wont load up windows / it looks like it freezes after the "windows bar comes up for a minimum of 4 secs" then goes no further ?
tryd to use the wind recovery disc to "repair pc" it loads up windows files then i get a please wait screen and goes no further ?
so i tryed to re-install widows from disc, can get through the install procedure up untill i click install now then get to Setup is starting and wont go any further ? just the cursor icon circle goes round and round and just nothing
any advice on what the problem is ?
im stummped
thanks in advance

A:Win7 starter disc wont wont restore system

Couple links for you full of info
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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So I turn my computer off one day only to find it wont start the next day. I open the case up and see the led is on. I flip the switch on the power supply off then on and quickly press the power button. My computer starts but the following time I shut down the computer it again wont start and now the led is blinking. I've never had any issues like this before, any help would be appreciated.

I don't routinely use many usb devices, only my mouse and keyboard and every now and then my ipod. I figure the issue is likely either the power supply or the motherboard. The ps is almost two years old while the motherboard is only about three months old.

A:Computer wont start, power supply wont start, blinking led

It sounds to me like your PSU is the problem, get a hold of another and plug it to your computer and see if that will make it start, if it doesn't it might be BOTH your motherboard and PSU. A bad PSU will burn a motherboard.

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I was having a little trouble with the driver compatability of a new update for my toshiba sattelite computer so I decided to restore to a recent point and try to fix the driver and reupdate. When the changes were being finalized, a message saying the installation failed popped up and the computer rebooted. After the BIOS screen its just a flashing underscore. I no longer have a restore disk and am relying on a usb boot to fix my problem, but I don't know what I have to load onto the USB to fix it.

A:OS Wont start after failed computer restore

Create a USB recovery drive - Windows Help

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hi everyone, never posted on a forum " ive read alot of them latley trying to find a solution to my problem.. anywayz "my computers ip address when i go to the bars for my wireless is" its in green *its green, excelent connetion* 2 other computers work, but my laptop dosent." dell m70 2004. DHCP dosent start, my ip is stuck at, i cant go online. when i type ipconfig/all in CMD. and try to release or renew. i cant, im a newbi to computers but i think it might be a DHCP problem? "so i hear from several forms" mine is stopped when i go to find it in regedit or whatever. can i cant start it back up. please respond *desperet, never thought i would actualy go on a fourm but it seems people who do that get there answers they need* iunno if i mentioned but, i cant restore lol.. i just want my computer back to normal. "and i have plenty of harddrive space, like 109k mb

A:Computer address, cant restore. DHCP wont start either

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During a full system restore of my computer i didn't realize it was not charging and left it to finish the restore. Shortly coming back later, it had died so i rebooted it. During the reboot, it did its normal process well restoring, " Setup is starting services.", but then during the process when gathering windows data to restore the computer in its final stages, it gives me the message, " Windows could not finish configuring the system. To attempt to resume configuration, restart the computer."
Shortly after starting my computer, going through the same process, it gives me that message again, and then it repeats, and eventually of course, goes into a circle of completing the same issue. Though im pretty tech savvy this is beyond my technical point. I would appreciate any help *I have searched the internet for answers, used yahoo answers, technical support (online), and all those couldn't help* Thanks!


A:Computer died during Full System Restore, wont start.

Quote: Originally Posted by fromchrisr

During a full system restore of my computer i didn't realize it was not charging and left it to finish the restore. Shortly coming back later, it had died so i rebooted it. During the reboot, it did its normal process well restoring, " Setup is starting services.", but then during the process when gathering windows data to restore the computer in its final stages, it gives me the message, " Windows could not finish configuring the system. To attempt to resume configuration, restart the computer."
Shortly after starting my computer, going through the same process, it gives me that message again, and then it repeats, and eventually of course, goes into a circle of completing the same issue. Though im pretty tech savvy this is beyond my technical point. I would appreciate any help *I have searched the internet for answers, used yahoo answers, technical support (online), and all those couldn't help* Thanks!


First things first, I would get a Sata/USB drive adapter and try to get your files off that computer's drive. You can also use Ubuntu as a boot disc and get them as well. Might be easier.

Looks like honestly you are looking at reinstalling Windows from scratch matey.

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Today I noticed that I could not open my start menu with neither the windows button, ctrl + esc, or a click of the mouse. I've also had a problem the last couple of days saving/opening files in one of the programs I used to make music. I tried to go into safe mode to do system restore, but the safe mode didn't boot. It scrolled all the system files on the screen but then just stopped and nothing happened.

So, I tried the other option (forget what it's called) that lets you perform various other system restoration tasks. I brought up the system restore screen from there, but got an error that said something about corrupt files so it could not perform the restore. I checked again, and all my restore points had been deleted.

Lastly, when I click computer, all the drives are blank with no names beside them, only the icons. I can still click them and they seem to be functioning normally, so I don't know if there is a relation to this. I don't know if some registry files were deleted or if there is some other problem. I didn't notice the start menu/safe mode/blank icon issues until I just recently installed the latest windows update.

Sorry if this seemed a little long winded, but I would appreciate help from anyone.


A:Safe mode wont boot, Start menu wont appear and various other problems

Hi -

Try a repair/ install -

Regards. . .



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None of my internet browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, mozilla or the new one that comes with Windows 10 will open or load. Also when I click on my Windows start button it does nothing as well as the dialogue next to it that says I'm Cortana ask me anything. I have run Malwarebytes anti-malware and it has identified 0 threats. I have adware antivirus but it won't run. Any help would be appreciated thank you!

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I got a new p4 3 gig with hyperthreading pc. For a while it was working like a charm, on overdrive. But only after a week of use, I started to have problems. While playing very visually demanding games (Battlefield 1942, Medal Of Honor) I would keep gettin those dreaded blue screen of death thingies. I would get one of 3 errors. One said, "IRQL_NOT_EQUAL_TO_OR_LESS_THAN" another said, "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" although im not quite sure about the NONPAGED part, i know it said non something. And the other one I think I only got once and cant remember exactly what it was, it had something to do with IRQ.

Now on all of them it said it was shutting down my pc to avoid hardware damage. Which it did, I had about 3 seconds to read the screen before my pc shut down. After a while, It got so bad that I would get an error while just browsing the internet with explorer. I tried taking out my vid card and using the on-board video, didnt work. I dont remember if xp stopped starting or not, but I decided I should format my hd to fix the problem. I only have the xp upgrade cd so I had to install win98 first. Win 98 installed fine, except that on the first startup after installation my pc resarted itself and I got the "failed startup, choose an option" thing, I chose normal start up and it worked fine. So then I tried to install xp again. I got to the part where it restarts to install xp from the files copied from cd. During that installtion phase, It said... Read more

A:BSOD errors, xp wont start, reformatted, xp wont install.

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How do I re-install windows vista? Have OS disc, windows will not load at all, under F8 safe mode dont work...system restore wont open nothing does.disc wont start up...when i reboot without pushing any buttons, screen comes up says WINDOWS ERROR RECOVERY and i have the option of LAUNCH STARTUP REPAIR or START WINDOWS NORMALLY...startup repair just restarts my computer and if i start windows normally, it shows the MICROSOFT CORPORATION logo with the line that goes across back and forth right before windows opens..after about 8 seconds then it goes to a blank screen...after about 3-4 minutes, it goes to a blue screen that says STOP: c000021a {fatal system error} The initial session process or system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x00000000 (0xc0000221 0x00100348). The system has been shut down.

So, to sum it all up, I turn on my laptop,screen that says GATEWAY and has option for F2 and F10...if I dont do goes to a black screen with curser blinking in top left corner...after about 2 minutes, it goes to Windows Error Recovery where I have the option of launching startup repair or start windows normally... If I launch startup repair, all it does is restart the computer... If I start Win Normally it goes to the Microsoft Corp logo with the line that goes across...then after a few minutes, the BSOD appears...
F8-any option I chose does absolutly nothing...

A:Vista wont start up BSOD Unable to do anything..want to do full system restore.


Lets start at the beginning.
Do you want to recover your system.Install the operating system from Disk & start from again.Both options maybe achievable No. 1 can take a little longer but there is no guarantee of success.
No. 2 can be done quite quickly but you loose everything (If not backed up first) & start from scratch. That is provided you have all the disks & drivers too etc.

So what is your choice?
Waht do you have access to?

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my computer wont boot and still it wont display.
i already changed a video card and stil it wont.
it have no beep at all and it will not display.

what should i do?

A:guys my computer wont start and wont have a display

does it beep any. if not this will indicate more major problems. (unless you dont have beep speaker installed) a mother board is programed with a set of beep to play if there is a problem like such as three beeps if the ram is not working, 1 long beep if the vid card is not working etc etc. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOUR BEEPs WILL BE. if you are not getting these then you need to find out why. see if you have a speaker inside your case. if you do and all of your fans spin but still no action from you pc then you may have a larger problem such as mother board or processor.

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My Dell Inspiron Laptop which runs on Windows Vista will not start properly, the screen will go black after loading, this is before i can get to the log on stage. There is only a cursor which i can move.

I then started Startup Repair and it performed the checks, but my computer still wouldn't start. I then tried System Restore which didn't have a backup. I clicked the link to create a backup, but it said 'Your computer is running in a limited diagnostic state'. I have tried running the Windows Vista disk and it doesn't change anything. I have tried every method I know of, but I cannot get my computer working. Is there any other way, if you know please help me.

A:Dell Inspiron Laptop wont start and System Restore doesn't work

One last thing you can try is to press F8 while booting and on the next menu, select the 'Last Known Good' option

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Nothing will load on my Compaq Presario 700 notebook. It wont even turn on in safe mode.
When I go to turn it on it sounds like the hard drive attempts to spin. I don't hear the fans, but all the lights come on. The battery is fairly new and everything is plugged in properly.
All this began when I was running Macromedia Dreamweaver MX and it locked up forcing me to shut down.
Any ideas?

A:XP wont load/Computer wont start

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Ok i recently was infected with spyware but I installed a firewall called Panda and immediately started acting weird, so I said to myself ok uninstall it, no matter how long I leave the remove programs box open it wont load, so its just empty and Icant remove it, when I try by opening the program then clicking on the uninstall it will say error, my computer wil also not open internet explorer, it opens it just doesnt load, the only way i can go on the internet is if i right click on the icon and click start without add-ons, and it also wont shut down!!!!!!!!! please help, i have no clue what to do

A:Help Computer Wont Shut Down And Wont Uninstall Programs And Wont Open Internet Explorer, Please Help!

Did you came from HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum? Else I would suggest you to read up here and post a HijackThis log for malware experts to take a look. If they declare you clean and you still having such problem, then you can come back here and post your question again.

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Yesturday my vista was working great, and on the screen as i went to shut it down said "updating files do not shut down computer 3/3 100%" but it stayed like that for 4 hours, so i turn it off manualy once i turned it back on the next day it asked me for my password i put it in and as it was loading it was vey slow and would take 5-6 minutes for programs to load up.

Also when i go to click on like my internet it dont work, not even my games work, they try to load then freeze. So i did a scan on it and its still having this problem. After i got frustrated i went to shut it down again and it says "logging off" but stays like that for hours, so i have to manualy turn it off. Now with internet issue, it works in safe mode with connection, but not in my normal screen. WHY IS THIS DOING THIS?

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None of my games will work. I took some advice of a forum because I couldnt get Perfect World to work and changed something in the registry to do with the port. Now no game will work and i would change it back but i dont know what it was previously.
My system restores wont work, wont even undo, and theres only one days worth there now. I dont know how to do a utilities reg scan which I think may be what I need to do, I dont know if its in my pc or on my XP disk. I cant use the disk because I dont know how to find my product code and the person I bought it off has gone to Cyprus .

I've done a Drwebcureit but really I need instructions for a 2 year old and I think this has happened since my last one. I had a Win32 Trojan in the other day and Vundo got rid of it I think, maybe its got something to do with that, maybe its still lurking around. Ive done a Combofix amd this was at the top - WARNING -THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE RECOVERY CONSOLE INSTALLED. If anyone can help me, you would save my life, its driving me mad now.


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I am experiencing the following very strange intermittent problems and evil behavior in XP.

My Start Menu sometimes only appears for a split second when clicked and will not stay displayed. Also minimised apps. wont maximise and apps. and short cuts on the desktop wont launch when double left clicked and instead show properties as if they were right clicked!!

I have done the following to try and resolve these issues.

1. Updated from SP1 to SP 2 as well as all the security updates.

2. Ran Adaware and Spybot to find any unwelcome visitors. Adaware only found one minor issue.

3. Ran Symantec Antivirus which found and quarantined several viruses.

4. Ran WinDoctor which found and said it resolved quite a few issues.

This is really a pain as it makes the system virtually unusable except for when it is behaving which is rare.

Would be grateful for any suggestions, solutions, incantations or workarounds for this issue/s

Kind regards


A:Start Menu flickers/dissapears, apps. wont launch & minimised apps. wont maximise!!

Hi binaryboy, Welcome to TSG!!

Please post a HJT log for us to review.

Click here to download HJTsetup.exe:
Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.

Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

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I have a Dell All in one with windows 8 factory installed. I could not boot to windows yesterday and doing restore to previous dates did not resolve the problem. I was able to run the dell back up and recovery app which did a current back up and then reloaded windows and the computer to factory conditions and then installed my personal files back onto it. Now I get a message saying windows cannot be activated and I am not sure what to do.

I get Error Code: 0x8004F80B

Error description: Unable to find a detailed error description.

Unknown facility code of :0x04 (04L)

Facility error: 0xF80B (63499L)

A:Had to restore and now windows wont activate

did you try entering the product key on the sticker on the back of the computer? since it is windows 8, it may not have a key. i know hp has the key embedded into themotherboard, so if it needs activated, it has to have a tattoo utility ran on it. you may try typing activate from the metro screen and try activating by phone. i have done this on windows 7 machines, but not 8. if that doesn't work, you may try calling dell, but if they want you to pay for it, post back here first, either myself or someone else may be able to help.

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After only just having one problem solved on here I have encountered another and I think it is fairly problematic but am far from understanding it - please help!!!

I downloaded the new version of Internet Explorer (version 8) as this was an option when I signed onto the web this afternoon (I previously had IE 7 and am running Windows XP version 2).

But after downloading this I had trouble getting onto the net (though I seemed to be able to initially). So I restarted the PC. But, it did not restart.

Instead I get the following message on a plain black screen when I try to run my computer:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

What is this file? I have an Acer Aspire notebook which came installed with Windows XP Version 2 (I have no CD drive currently).

I have looked on the microsoft website (I am currently on a different PC) but dont understand anything that is posted on their about this problem.

Do I need to re-install a new operating system? Will this mean I will loose all my data that is on my computer? This is very precious to me as I am travelling and I have saved on my computer photos and diary entries - I would be very upset to loose them.

What is my best course of action? Should I take it to a specialist. Again I really hope I can prevent the information that I did have saved on there from being deleted.

Thankyou to anyone who can assist.
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A:I cant start my PC - Windows wont start - missing root system 32 file

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Wouldnt even search for updates, now im getting this;
""WindowsUpdate_80246008" "WindowsUpdate_dt000""
any adive/ideas? system restore fails in normal AND safe mode.
This is the first time windows update has even let me connect in weeks.

Already tryed turning off and uninstalling antivirus software too
EDIT: Forgot to add, also will not allow me too troubleshoot with windows update in the controll pannel menu.

A:Windows 7 64 wont update OR system restore


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I recently installed Ubuntu and that went fine apart from that i forgot to shrink the partitions via windows vista so now my windows vista says that it has a image missing when ever i try to start it. then it goes and ask me for system restore i click that and then after a while a message pops up saying system restore failure and it restarts! I now only can use Ubuntu. Any suggestions on getting windows vista back?

( if I can't get it back my dad says I have to buy a new computer! )

A:Windows wont restore after dual boot! HELP!

Do you still have the original Vista disc?

If you don't mind me asking, why is he making you buy a new computer? All that needs doing is reinstalling Vista. I am guessing that you are young, so if you are in need of a vista disc, then you can benefit from the student discounts.

Many sites offer microsoft student discounts however I would recommend that you use:

Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Software UK at

I have used this site to purchase software many times and it is all legitimate (microsoft also mention that they are a licensed partner on their website)

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hi..found a computer in the garbage its a pony but it has a soyo motherboard with a pentium III 450mhz and 512sdram.It never would start windows normal but would in safe mode,so now i did a diskcheck and restarted now it gets hung up on the system32\drivers\ least thats the last one that pops up before it new to this and this forum but if anyone can help id greatly appreciate it...thanks..

A:windows wont start...did start in safe mode now cant even do that

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So a couple days ago I began to have a problem with my computer in which a majority of my applications would not and still will not open. Only a few will open some of them being the task manager, command prompt, internet browser, and notepad. Other then that really nothing works, I click on the icon and nothing pops up. I've tried accessing system restore through many different ways including booting into safe mode and via the command prompt yet whenever the window pops up it goes white and starts to not respond. I can't access my computer either. I thought this might be a virus but I've run Norton AntiVirus twice and both times came back with nothing. I tried downloading a program from norton used to detect more serious virus' as well as something for rootkits but whenever I try to run them the same thing happens with every other application, which is that they don't open up. Short of reinstalling my OS (don't have the disc on me), does anyone have any possible solutions for this problem? Thanks in advance for your time :/.

A:Windows XP Applications wont open? Inc. System Restore?

Tried downloading another anti virus software but again it wont open! Everything seems to open when I log off and I'm wondering if it'd be possible to find the process that's creating this problem and end it in my task manager...would pics of my processes help?

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A:system restore and windows update wont work

Start with a virus check. Also download and run Malwarebytes.

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Okay, since christmas my computer has been so slow. It was very fast, but now it takes at least 1 minute for something like Mozilla to open. Also, when I tried to do a system restore, when the box FINALLY loaded, it closed itself. I tried it about 5 times, it always closes itself.

I have XP

A:Windows is lagging and System Restore wont open

My hijackthis log is in my other topic. Also, it started to slow down when I installed the iPod program. I have 90% free on my computer's memory.

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A friend of mine is asking for help and I am powerless since I do not have windows vista so I thought about you guys! There is the problem:

with Windows Vista , in Windows Mail, if you've sent too large a file, you've got trouble. the mail server is not microsoft (Hotmail or MSN)
It won't send, but keeps trying to send, it won't delete in any conventional and non conventional method and although there is an update to handle this issue, it isn't applicable to our Vista machine, as it's about eighteen months old, therefore a dinosaur in the world of technology.

She does'nt want to download or create another email server that would require changing her email address. She downloaded Incredible because she CAN retain her email address, and will use it until she find a way to get that sent file that won't go deleted from Windows Mail.. Can you help? Thanks

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I installed Windows 8 enterprise eval x64 as a windows to go setup.  Everything works fine except when I goto the store to download an app I get the "your purchase could not be completed" error.  When I try to check for updates it fails with
code 80070057, when I try to use the trouble shooting program i get the same error as the updates.  I'm running as an admin with my Microsoft account, I have tried a local account.  I have been searching all day.Like electronic music?

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Ok, it all started when i was dloading a program to make windows setups.(.msi). Then i decided i didnt like it and uninstalled it. After tht was done. I decided i was going to stick with Inno Setup. I have used it before and liked it. But then i noticed all or most of my desktop icons were missing. And all the start menu ientries were missing. So i figured i had a virus. SO i went to do a system resotre. But found that i oculdnt find it...due to to missing folders. So i decided i would then try to boot into safe mode. When i tried to boot it said it cannot find a file(same with normal mode). Ubfortunely i dont remember what it said. I think it said windows cannot find NRDL press ctrl alt delete to reboot. or somthing like that. Any ways i tried a few more times and it all failied. SO then i tried the windows recovery console. Nothing. I really didnt know whre to go with it. Then i decied to go into the bios and reset. Or i thought i was resseting them. I seleteced. "fails proof settings". But then i rebooted and things got worse. My monitor is now getting no signal, it says it is ocnnected though..... So i cant see what i am doing. Please any ideas. I have a Programming project that i have been working on for months now. i dont wanna lose that. And a Lang arts project. I am very computer savvy but i have tried everything. and yes i tried a differ monitor. No Dice.


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amd 3000+
Standard Monitro.

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not sure if im in the right place
but computer wont do anything but load up with options to do system repair or whatever its called but it says it cant fix the problem i dont have disc for it or any pw's im on a reg user account it wont load in safe mode but by doing different things i have access to do various things but not sure what or how to lol i had issues before and got them fixed by using sites similar to this any help is appreciated

A:system repair wont work windows wont load

Might be a failing Hard drive. Get to your bios and see if there is any diagnostics there to do a hard drive test. On some motherboards its delete on others its F2. If there is no diagnostics on the bios i would make a USB bootable diagnostics and do that.
I just had the same problems and found out the hard way that it was a hard drive.

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I wanted to transfer data to another hard drive and i hooked it up as a slave drive to my main drive and the first time i booted it up it did nothing and then i restarted and and wouldnt boot and gave me the message

NTLRD is missing
Please press any key to restart

then i unhooked the second hard drive and rebooted and got the same message, i hooked the second drive up to its original machine and got the same message on it too. what is goin on hear now nothing will boot. please need help, i cant lose all that data on both hardrives!

I sacraficed the first hard drive and format it and then when i go to install windows xp on it at says

Fatal Error:
One of the components that Windows needs to continue setup could not be installed.

The parameter is incorrect.

Please Help!

A:Help my hard drive wont boot up and windows wont install!

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I wanted to transfer data to another hard drive and i hooked it up as a slave drive to my main drive and the first time i booted it up it did nothing and then i restarted and and wouldnt boot and gave me the message

NTLRD is missing
Please press any key to restart

then i unhooked the second hard drive and rebooted and got the same message, i hooked the second drive up to its original machine and got the same message on it too. what is goin on hear now nothing will boot. please need help, i cant lose all that data on both hardrives!

I sacraficed the first hard drive and format it and then when i go to install windows xp on it at says

Fatal Error:
One of the components that Windows needs to continue setup could not be installed.

The parameter is incorrect.

Please Help!

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I have been having this problem for quite some time now. I cant download any updates and it says that i'm using a proxy or behind a firewall.

The error code is 8024402C

I have gone through all the steps mentioned in the Microsoft site and also in numerous other sites to identify the cause of the problem and nothing seems to work.

Also my Limewire, Bit comet and other p2p s/w's have stopped connecting for some reason. I'm not sure if all these problems are related to each other.

Can anyone tell me what to do?

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My laptop wont allow me to log in.I dont have a clue what is wrong with it,it was fine until about a week ago.Now every time i try to log on it doesnt give me the option to log onto my user accout it shows up as "other" cant acces the bios either as the up and down aarows will not work either since the other day.

I cant give any more information sorry as i cant get any further than logging in.

Thanks in advance

A:Please help,windows wont start!

l.culleton said:

I cant give any more information sorryClick to expand...

So, you don't even know the brand or model number of the computer or what operating system it is running?

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PLEASE PLEASE Can someone help me?
My windows xp professional wont start on my laptop.
It starts loading windows xp when I switch on my laptop(The black screen, with windows sign and a loding bar).
It finishes loading but then comes up with a blue screen for 3 seconds saying the following:
autochk - program not found
xmnt2002 - program not found
then it restarts my laptop.


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I have a fairly new dell, but recently it stopped working. It turns on but it doesn't do anything else after it gets to the dell loading screen. I think its a problem with windows but i dont know because it start in safe-mode.Can anyone help.

A:Windows Wont Start

Try this: on bootup, start pressing the F8 key repeatedly until you get the startup menu. Use "Last Known Good Configuration" and see if that helps with the problem.

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i got a new hdd in sony vaio laptop with os xp wont start i see the vaio logo then the windows logo then blue screen cant enter safe mode or any other mode please help

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I was cleaning up some files on my toshiba satellite l305 and i delete a folder named maifest which was also in a folder named winsxs. When i realized what i did i knew i was in trouble. i tried recovering the folder from the recycle bin it wouldnt let me and was asking for permission. i wen i turned off my computer the windows will not start up now. it is saying that a recent change in the hardware or software change is the problem. i tried to restore system, not working. i tried numerous thing but they dont seem to work someone please help. Fyi i dnt have a a disk for windows either

A:windows 7 wont start up

Hi -

Boot from your Windows DVD or from the recovery partition and select "system repair" or try Windows System Restore from recovery.

Regards. . .



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on the other computer in the house, Windows just wont run.

The following message apperes

Windows could not start up beacause the folling file is missing or currupt:
you can attempt to repair this file by starting windows using the original setup CD-Rom
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair

i have tryed pressing r with no luck.
i think the original cd may have been misplaced or lost.

is there anychance of recovering my pc without having to reinstall windows competly?


A:Windows Just Wont Start

Yes, it is possible however before following the procedure below, I would test your hard drive. Note it is very often a failing hd that causes errors like this one.

In addition is this machine overclocked at all?

Here is the MSKB article that explains how to fix this problem without a reinstall. Note if there is anything important on the drive, I would pull the drive and connect it to the system you are using now. Copy whatever you need and then reinstall the drive and preform the fix.

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Hy all , i frequently installed a regcleaner application and i cleaned the registry with it but the problem is that windows 7 boots and then nothing , i can just see the mouse cursor and thats it there it stops !
I have to say the followings :
1) I tryed safe mode but it doesn`t works
2) I dont have a system restore point so there wont be system restore
3) I tryed last known good configuration .
4) I donno what to do anymore .

Why doesn`t exist such a thing like in Windows XP when you inserted your windows cd inside it booted and you could perform a REPAIR , and hell yea that was a repair cose it repair literally everything , not this crap that windows 7 has ( Startup repair , System restore , System image recovery , WIndows memmory diagnostic , Command prompt ) i mean what happened to the good old repair like in windows XP ...

A little help ? :-S

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Ok i solved the problem , no need to reply ...

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Hello everyone new here but my windows 7 wont boot up.

Basically yesterday i brought a internet usb dongle and when trying to intall it, the progress bar wasnt moving so i tried to cancel it but that werent working and it seemed to of froze my laptop completely, tried pressing ctrl alt del but nothing again, after about 5 minutes of this i manually turned my laptop off by holding down the power button.

Now the problem is windows will not boot up now, when doing a normal start up it gets stuck on the first loading screen, safe mode does the loading files bit but after that it just gets stuck on a black screen, i have tried disabling the driver option but no luck, the only one that gets anywhere is the debugger option and this moves through the 3-4 loading screens, which for some reason take about 10 minutes a screen! and then gets stuck on a black screen aswell.

I have tried the start up repair but that cant fix it aswell and i dont think it says what the problem is either, and i started a chkdsk through the command prompt about 6 hours ago and it is still running, currently verifying files (stage 1 of 3) roughly moving up 1 file every 30 seconds or so which cant be right!!

I havent got a windows 7 disc or any sort of boot disk and have no system restore points so im a bit stuck on what to do now!!

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers, Gary.

A:WIndows 7 wont start up

Gary, welcome to sevenforums, and sorry to hear that

Try this: SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

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Hello Thanks in advance for any and all help.I start my computer and I get the following message A fatal error occured at 0028:coo11e36 in VXD VMM(01 +00010e36) error was caused by trojanspy.html.smitfraud.c Thanks again. Brian//Mod edit: Moved from Windows XP Home and Professional forum to the more appropriate.

A:Windows Wont Start

See if this helps:How To Remove The Smitfraud / Psguard / Virtualmaid

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When I try to boot my computer it goes to the first screen with just some text. Windows will not start at all. No error messages - just hangs there.
I have to turn the power off & on up to 10 or 12 times, and windows will then start. Also once it is running the system crashes and restarts and some of my graphic design programes freeze up
Professional repair guy said the computer was not recognising the hard drive, must be faulty, and so replaced it with new one.
It is still doing the same thing.
He now says he needs to reload windows.
I dont want to start from scratch. I have tried system restore - did not fix prob.
Is there other diagnostics or fixes I can try before the dramatic and time consuming windows re-install ??

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everytime i start windows i get this

windows cant start

File windows/system32/config/system is corrupt any help please thanks in advance

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Hi guys .. I'm new on this forum so i don't know all the rules ..
I just want to ask.. My computer was running well , i was playing a game . Then i turned off my pc . After a while i started up again . Its stars normal and than says : "verifying dmi pool data , Boot from cd .. Anyone knows what should i do ??

A:Windows 7 wont start ..

Hi gorgie ,Welcome to the forums Have a look here Startup Repair

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When I turn the computer on to boot it up I cant get windows. Instead I get this:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll. Please re-install a copy of the above file.

I dont have a start-up disk for windows XP...what do I do?

A:Windows wont start up

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When I switch on my computer, windows cannot start up it freezes on the windows starting up screen. Need help


A:Windows wont start

Boot from the windows xp cd rom and run a REPAIR of your system.

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when we tried to log onto our computer, running windows xp, we get this error
this application failed to initialize properly (0x000012d). click ok to terminate the application.

and then the computer wont start..

also we get the blue screen of death, stating

stop:0x00000027 (0xbaad009c, 0xefb385co, 0xefb382c0, 0xf5e27071)

and it says udfreadr_xp.sys so it has something to do with that, any other information needed? ask me, thanks for the help!

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had a power out while computer was windows xp wont start and keeps going to some sort of windows restart page and counts down till computer restarts and samething over again. was thinking of going to another date on bios utility when computer was running right but cant remember how.please hlp

A:windows wont start

Changing the date on the BIOS won't help anything. You need to boot from your Windows CD, chose R for repair, then do a chkdsk /p

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I have an issue with my pc i turned it off by mistake today with just unplugging the electric cable after that the pc wont boot it gives me 2 options
startup windows normally - which ends up in "starting windows" screen without the bar and just stuck
second opetion is repair the windows - which ends up in green bar moving for hours... and nothing happends.
i tried putting the windows 7 cd but it just gives me the option to press a key which i usually do and it gives me the installation window but now it just gets stuck after loading files at the starting windows screen
my pc:
asus motherboard p8p67
hdd 2tera sata3 64mb o.g wd
ocz agility-3 2.5 sata3 60gb ssd
intel 7-2600k 3.4

thanks for help.

A:windows wont start

Seems you may have errors on your HDD now.

Downloading UBCD which is in my signature.Burn the ISO Image to a blank CD using Imgburn (How to burn a ISO Image using Imgburn) burn at lowest speed. With the newly burned cd boot with the cd go to HDD>Diagnostics>The maker of your HDD(Seagate, WD, etc...) perform a extended or long test.

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i just finished building a computer friday, and i've been using it at my friend's house all weekend, and now at my own house, after the screen that says "windows xp is loading...," a screen comes up that says
76k / 71hz
frequency is out of range​
i have no idea what this means, nor how to fix it. please help me.

A:windows wont start

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On my computer I've been getting this error Stop: 0x0000007f (0x0000000D, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) on a blue screen very frequently.

Yesterday my computer was running fine untill I started my computer this morning, I logged on and bam same stupid error.

Usually all I do is just restart my computer but not this time windows didnt want to start up, it just froze at the loading screen.

Any help is appriciated

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OK. Huge problems here. I just put together a rig:

AMD Athlon 64 3500+
Chaintech 7VNF4 nForce4 Socket 939
XFX GeForce 6600 PCIE 256MB DDR3 w/ DVI & TV Out
Seagate 120GB EIDE HD 7200/8MB/ATA-100
Kingston 1024MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz
Samsung 12X Writemaster Int Black DVD+/-RW

I got the thing up and running, andIi installed my copy of Windows XP Home Edition. I have reformatted and reinstalled countless times because this keeps happening: I finish the installation and when it reboots for the first time, I get a blue screen of death. Over and over it reboots and windows never launches. I've gone into safe mode and installed all the drivers i could possibly need, but as soon as i load up windows normally, it crashes over and over again.

Also, I have loaded a version of Windows 2000 pro just to see if it would work, and the graphics were a complete mess, could hardly make out certain things. It ran extremely slow too, as in: it took 5 minutes to open the My Computer window.

Any insight someone can offer me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


A:Windows wont start

Hiya and welcome

I've removed your email address from your thread, as you'll get spammed from it

Have you checked that all the hardware you're installing is compatable:

Also, when the BSOD appears, can you tell us what it says. As for the graphics, did you install the latest driver?



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Hey Beepsters. I seem to be dropping in a lot...just not my month with computers I guess. My problem is with my Windows XP Media center edition. It is 2 gig ram with a 200 gig H/D. The other day I turned it on, and by the time it reached the choose selection screen which it always goes to first ( Start Windows XP media edition, enter recovery console..) I realized I didn't plug in my wireless keyboard and mouse usb. I plugged it in and waited for it to accept the usb so I could make my selection. (Start windows xp media) Waited a few minutes and still nothing. So, Being impatient, I did a "hard shut down." I plugged in my servicing key board and mouse and re-started. Now it will not get past the HP boot screen. I have no keyboard function or mouse function. Just stuck on the HP screen. Any Ideas? Tried with different keyboards and mouse combinations. I don't see the hard drive light blinking at all. This computer has never given me a problem before and is one of my favorites. I am leaning towards a ram problem but I am not sure. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Windows XP wont start

My first mode of attack would be to unplug the power to the tower and pull the CMOS battery. There is a chance that its a BIOS issue. Try that first and let us know how it works out. Keep in mind that after pulling the battery you will need to enter the BIOS setup and reset the date and time.

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I just downloaded Windows XP Service Pack 2 from microsoft, and after it was finished i restarted my computer. When the computer booted back up it hung at the"windows is starting up..." page, and then after about 5 minutes, maybe more, it just restarts itself and does the same thing over. I tried starting in safe mode but it does the same thing. Can someone help me please?

A:Windows Wont Start Up

Do you have the boot disks (you were supposed to make when you first got the computer)? If not, you can download them here. Be sure to get the correct version for the way your computer originally had XP installed, not what you may have updated it to. In other words, if it came with XP and you updated to SP1 get the one for Windows XP without any service pacs. If it came with SP1 get the ones for XP with SP1.

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Hi i have a dell inspiron E1505 that i recently purchased. Today i noticed that a couple settings were messed up and i couldnt get my wifi to enable so i decided to do a system restore. I chose my restore point and pressed reset.
I also ran a virus scan today w/ nothing coming back.

When the computer came back on i got this message:

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer
Technical Information:
*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF7A34524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Please Help!!

I googled this and could not find this same problem

A:OMG HELP!! Windows wont start

How to troubleshoot "Stop 0x0000007B" errors in Windows XP
I would first suggest starting up Safe Mode options:

Try booting into Safe Mode options:

After the power-on and BIOS POST or your Logo screen repeatedly tap the F8 key or hold the Ctrl key before Windows starts.

Choose: Last Known Good Configuration

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WinXP with SP 3
On booting I could get to the windows start up window then the computer would just reboot. It wont start in SAFE MODE. Then all of a sudden it starts saying it cant detect the HD, but I can still get to SAFE MODE (F8).

When it was starting (Windows start up window) it would flick to a blue screen but far too quick to read.

Its my cousins computer and his girls use it to download anything and everything (a lot of music I think). I was aware of it having a trojan and had asked them to keep off it until I could remove it, but young girls dont always take notice. I had previously installed a firewall, but they turned that off because it was stopping them doing some thing.

I would just do a fresh install but I cant get to the CD-ROM either. I have tried setting the CD-ROM as 1st boot device but its just not detecting it. The only thing it will detect at this stage is the floppy, but my XP rescue disk is not helping either.

I really feel like telling my cousin "tuff" if his girls want to download music, but they are really good kids.

Any help appreciated

A:Windows xp wont start, cant even get to CD-ROM

After reading endlessly for the past few hours I'm inclined to believe this is a SP3 issue and or virus.

Can anyone advice on how to get the cd-rom working so that I can do a fresh install, at the moment the only thing being recognised is the floppy

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ok so heres the story i turned off my comp one day and tryed to turn it back on like 3 days later and turns out that the monitor was dead so i put in a new monitor and now windows wont start up not even in safe mode nothing. i have xp pro. when i try to start it in safe mode these messages pop up.






the O's have a dot in the middle of them in the message.

and then after a few mins it restarts and does the samething

A:windows wont start up help!!!!

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Hello, I am having trouble with one of my computers. When i start it a page appears for a split second, that says something about a Phoenix award bios at the top of the page. At the bottom of the page it says press delete key for setup or alt+f2 for AWDFLASH. After that split second it proceeds to a black screen to where it says i can do the following:

Boot with safe mode
Boot with safe mode with networking
Boot with safe mode with command prompt
Last Known Configuration
Start Windows normally (It has Windows XP on it)

Now none of these seems to work, i have gone through every one of these options and once i click enter to start it, it goes to the windows loading page but then the computer proceeds to restart all on its own. I was wondering if anybody could help me out with this problem. I think that a virus has got into reboot part of the computer that is preventing it from starting but i don't know i havent used that computer in months. I have no idea what happened to the computer, my brother tried to turn it on one day and he said that it wont start up. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks.

A:Windows wont start

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So I just restarted my computer recently and when it got to the blue windows screen where it says "windows is starting up" it just stays frozen there. Any ideas on what I should do? I also tried to get into safe mode but the same problem occurs. I am totally lost as to what i should do, Please help!!!

A:Windows wont start up!!

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Place your Windows XP cd in the cd-rom and boot to the CD and use the Recovery Console:;EN-US;314058

Try FIXBOOT first.

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hi, my other laptop suddenly crashed and then it cant load Windows or any mode (safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, startup repair, etc).

anyway, i noticed startup repair stops at \windows\system32\Drivers\aswRvrt.sys. i want to know if there is a way to fix this before i do a reformat and reinstall of windows.

A:Windows 7 wont start

In order to troubleshoot the issue better, please provide more information.
Are you gettinng any error message at the time of booting the computer in Safe Mode?
Are you able to boot to the desktop in normal mode?
I would suggest you to perform Startup Repair and check if the issue is resolved.
Startup Repair is a Windows recovery tool that can fix certain system problems that might prevent Windows from starting. Startup Repair scans your computer for the problem and then tries to fix it so your computer can start correctly.
Startup Repair is one of the recovery tools in the System Recovery Options menu. This set of tools is located on your computer's hard disk and on the Windows installation disc.
1. Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer using the computer's power button.
2. Do one of the following:
3 Put the Windows 7 installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
4. Press a key when you are prompted. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
5. Click Repair your computer.
6. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
7. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
8. Type Bootrec.exe, and then press ENTER.

type the following commands at the Windows RE command prompt:
bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
cd boot
attrib bcd -s -h -r
ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
bootrec /Rebui... Read more

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I have a problem. Windows 7 wont start... i shut down the pc 3 hours ago nothing weird was happening and now when i try to boot it up its says some weird signs instead of Welcome and stays there.
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hi, when i start my pc a screen comes asking whether i want to start safemode and another few options. i ch66se normal the xp loading comes and then 5-6 sec6nds later the pc shutss down. what shall i do?

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I cam home from school today and switched on my computer. A screen shows up saying something along the lines of "We're sorry for the inconvenience, but windows was unable to start for some reason etc etc." And I have basically 3 options:

1. Safe mode
2. Try last known configuration
3. Start windows normally

If I choose any of these, the computer restarts without getting anywhere (i.e. after a couple of seconds). And I come back to the same screen again.

The computer is a Packard Bell machine with 2.93GHz Pentium 4 processor, 512mb ram, and its running Windows XP SP2.

Does anyone know if they might be able to help? I do although have a suspicion that it might be because i just the other day opened up the case and started hoovering inside to get rid of dust etc. and I also used a duster as well, so something might have come loose or blocked or something? I do smell a slight electrical/burning smell coming from the inside, but that might just be my paranoia..

Just to note, it was running fine last night and this morning when I switched it off before going to school.

Sorry for the long post.. If anyone can help though I would really appreciate it! Thanks!

A:Windows wont start. Please help!

System Restore?

If not than im sure somebody else will tell you something better.

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Hi all,
I am desperately in need of some pro assistance.

My pc had shut down overnight and when i tried to turn it on today i get this issue.

You turn power on and then you see how Windows wants to start, but it won't actually. Only shows different options ( last good configuration, start normally etc).
I've tried all 5 available options, but it just starts again and comes back to this page over and over again and also computer makes a small click noise when attempting to restart or something.

when booting in safe mode it gets as far as

Then it reboots back to the options menu.

I hope this makes some sense and if anyone out there can help me I would really appreciate it.
Thank you for your time.

A:windows xp pc wont start up

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when i turn on my pc it skips the press r to start recovery option and asks me if i want to start in safe mode, ive tried starting the pc in every mode but each time after the windows xp loading screen the blue screen of death flashes for like 1 second and the screen turns black. how can i fix this if i cant do a recovery? ive tried swapping the ram and running on the integrated graphics and it does the same thing

A:windows wont start


To view the BSOD code, on the advanced startup menu (The one with safe mode on it) select disable automatic restart on system failure and then try to boot normally.

Then write down the error code and any drivers it mentions and post them back here.

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When I start up my laptop it tells me it can't start up windows because of a file that might damage my computer. Then it goes to a screen that tells me windows cannot repair this auotmatically. It will go to a command prompt screen but then I'm lost can you help me please. I have a reboot disk but it will not run it at this time.

A:Windows wont start up

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Hi Guys

i have an iqon from tesco, with windows xp home. bought a few yrs ago. it was fine the other day, went to turn it on yesterday and it was on, like, a loop, from the start windows normally screen, so i enter, windows screen appears, then disappears, screen says no input or something as if the box is switched off, then the txt screen comes on again.
have tried all the start up options - same thing.
did the f10 to get to system restore, pc angel comes up, system restoring, then pc angel shows on screen, and sticks on 'please wait'
windows is pre loaded, so no disc, i have no recovery disc or anything that came with it.
is it possible to get it going again? or do i need i new harddrive? i have a photography course to finish - help!!!

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over the past 2 weeks my pc has crashed about 4 or 5 times. i get a message saying it has been shut down to stop any damage. when i restart it comes up with a screen saying it is doing a start up repair. after about 20 min it says it can not repair and to do a system restore. this also does not cure the problem. i have to start in safe mode and select last known good configuration. this gets me going again. i use the pc nearly every day. i do not think i have added any new programs or software, but about 5 or 6 weeks ago i did add some extra ram. 4GB. i used identical sticks to the original, but my original voltage shows as1.65v and the new ones 1.50v. i dont know if this is related to my problem or if it is something that needs sorting.

many thanks


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Hi guys!
Can anyone help me please? Im not very good with computers so ill try and describe this the best way I can.
I've recently moved house and my PC has been in storage since Feb 09 until now.I set it up and it worked fine.As im waiting for my Internet Provider to switch me on,I thought I would install O2 mobile Internet.It installed fine but when the O2 internet launched IE my PC froze.I rebooted it and it did the same thing so I uninstalled the O2 Internet.It restarted but now it wont go any further than the WIN XP logo with the progress bar underneath it. When I try to restart it, it says that windows has malfunctioned and wants me to start in safe mode.Ive asked about and was told to go to START - RUN and put msconfig in and click on start up,so I did this and theres nothing there only bluetooth,avg and 2 other things,which I presumed was windows,so I left them and just unticked the bluetooth and avg.I tried restarting it again but its still freezing in the same place,at the WIN XP logo.
Its driving me mad, has anybody got any ideas please.
Thank you!

Forgot to say ive tried system restore but that hasnt worked!

A:Windows wont start at all!

So if I understand correctly it boots in Safe Mode but not otherwise?

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I dont know much about computers.

My laptop wont start up, when i but the power on it went to a message saying windows is unable to start. Then you can choose between the safe mode ect. When selecting any of the options available the computer reboots and goes back to that page.

I have taken it to a place to be fixed a couple of times, and have not been told what im doing wrong that is causing this or what the problem is....i think they just like getting the money out of me.

A:Windows wont start up

Welcome to TSG....

It sounds like you are stuck on the last known configuration screen so please try this

If you have a Full Operating System on CD then you can try this:

1. Configure the computer to start from the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. For information about how to do this, see your computer documentation, or contact your computer manufacturer.
2. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer.
3. When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
4. When you receive the "Welcome to Setup" message, press R to start the Recovery Console.
5. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you have to use from the Recovery Console.
6. When you are prompted, type the administrator password, and then press ENTER (if none was set, leave it blank and press ENTER).
7. At the command prompt, type bootcfg /list, and then press ENTER. The entries in your current Boot.ini file appear on the screen.
8. At the command prompt, type bootcfg /rebuild, and then press ENTER. This command scans the hard disks of the computer for Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, or Microsoft Windows NT installations, and then displays the results. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to add the Windows installations to the Boot.ini file. For example, follow these steps to add a Windows XP installation to the Boot.ini fil... Read more

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when i start up windows,the logo screen comes up and the little bar starts going accross
but wont start up ,it then goes to the black screen and asks if i would like to start in safe mode,or last good config etc .It wont start properly if i choose last known good config,but will start in safe mode,how do i get it to start up normally.
I have even tried to reload windows to use the repair facility but cant use it .if i try to reload windows completely it wont let me as it says that the version of windows i have is newer than the source disk.I dont use system restore
my os is xp pro
please help

A:Windows wont start

You may have to repair master boot all info.
Let us know if that helps..

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hell i have this other computer its a dell it comes on asks me if i want 2 start normal windows i say yes then it gos back 2 the start asks me again so this time i say safe mode still dont do it gos back 2 the start again what do i do

A:windows wont start up

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I installed Norton Antivirus to stop this sort of problem. But when I restarted the computer after installing the program windows will not start. Instead a message pops up stating "userinit.exe -- Application Error. This application failed to initialize. Hit OK to terminate the program." And once I hit the OK buttton the desktop picture just stays there. No Icons, No start bar, nothing starts up. Although I can still hear the start up sound when the computer starts, and if I leave it long enough my screen saver pops up. So its as if the computer is starting, just until the last step as to where Windows XP Prof. actually starts where I can use the computer. Ive tried the whole safe mode thing, and the start on last good configuration and neither have worked. Please help me fix my computer!! Any help will do!!!


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A:windows wont start up

Welcome dauster!

Have you tried running the Startup Repair found on the repair/installation disc? It may need at least 3 runs before it works.

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Hey guys,
Im hoping you can help.

I have a custom computer i just built. Specs Follow
Motherbored: P6N Diamond
Processor: QUAD CORE 2.6
Video: Geforce 8800 GTS
2 gigs Ram
500 Hard drive

Ok here's the problem. I have installed windows, and it's ok.
After installing windows i install the drivers. After installing the drivers,
the window screen just sits at the loading screen. (obviously a driver problem?)

So, i have to do trial and error, which i have. And i think i narrowed it down to the onbored sound driver. ( creative SOUND blaster X-FI Xtreme On board Audio)
So i thought. Now it just doesnt work when i install random other drivers.

So i took it to a TECH guy who charged me 200 bucks for nothing. he got it to start...for a couple houres, and when i was able to s hut and down and reboot it, it would sit at the loading screen for about 2 minutes and THEN start up...
But it was not performed like it should have. It was performing like a pentium 4 with 1 gig of ram and nothing special in it. So i shut it down that night, and what do you know..? the next morning it stopped working again.

(i have tried VISTA and XP)

If anyony has a solution for this PLEASE let me know =\.
Thanks alot guys.


A:Windows wont start!

Also i can install all my drivers and it will work fine,
The problem comes to hand when i install the Motherbored drivers.

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When I try to boot up my PC, I get this message:

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

<Windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe."

Running XP professional. I was having problems with my mouse, then the computer rebooted and came up with this error and now i cant get into windows or windows safe mode in any form.

I have an XP install disk but it freezes when i boot from disk.

Is it possible to put the Hard disk drive into another PC and copy a good copy of the corrupted file accross? Is there a way i could receive this file from anyone?

Thank you for any help.

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After a recent update to windows10,  my system won't start.  Windows say my desktop (p6510f) is not compatible for windows10. It worked fine prior to the update?

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I boot my PC and it tells me that previous shut down encountered some sort of problem. When I boot now i get a number of options from to boot nomally to safe mode - none of them work - the pc just keeps going in a loop to the same screen.

How can i get my pc to start without losing my data?

Please help


A:Windows XP wont start

I had a similar problem. First, using my original Windows XP cd I booted off of it (you may need to go into your BIOS and configure the CD ROM as a boot device) and have it try to repair your existing installation - skip the "R" repair console for now and pick Setup Windows and it will give you an option to repair an existing installation. That didn't work for me so then their is a knowlege base article (307545) (the process is fairly simple if your familiar at all with DOS) that tells you how to boot into the Repair console and copy the old registry files to a tmp directory and replace them with those created when you installed the system the first time - this allowed me to boot and get to a point where I could get valuable data. You want Microsoft Knowledge Base article 307545.

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The other day i was trying to burn a cd and my computer froze. I turned it off and turned it back on and it gave me the options of starting in safe mode,safe mode with networking,last known good configuration, and to start normally. I chose start normally and it went all the way to the windows loading screen, then goes right back to screen asking me how I want to start windows. It does this on a continual basis. I left the comp on for about a hour and it just kept cycling through those stages without starting windows. What is the problem?? I don't want to loose everything on my comp.Please Help.

A:Windows Wont START UP

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hey guys i was hoping somebody here can help me. i restarted my computer and it promted me to do a disk check. i let it check the disk, i left it alone for like 2 hours and when i cameback the screen was frozen. the mouse cursos was on screen but it didnt move, the whole screen was black. i turned it of and restarted it but it keeps frezzing and wont open up windows. does anybody know what happend? any help would aprreciated.

thanks in advanced.

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Have you tried a Startup Repair? Hopefully that will fix it.


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When I start Windows 7 (Ultimate x64) it'll hang at boot telling me that it can't verify the signature for kdcom.dll, when I chose to Disable this check Windows will get a BSoD IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL with Stop: 0x0000000A, now I managed to fix this with my USB stick (essentially the Win 7 DVD but a USB stick is handier for me), by executing bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot, after a restart everything is fine again, but after a while Windows will shut down without notice, and with the same problem when I restart (can't verify driver signature)

Also when I put the PC in Sleep mode it'll shut the PC down the moment the screen goes blank (no blinking LED), with the boot problem described above on the next startup

And when the HD is plugged in to my SATA III JMicron controller instead of the normal SATAII ports it'll hang before Windows boots with a blinking _ istead of the error message

Further notes: Save mode doesn't work either and the Status code is 0xc0000428

Normally I can fix my PC problems myself and even help friends with theirs, but now I'm really unable to fully fix it.

A:Windows wont start

Dunno how this slipped through the cracks. Sorry about that lad.

Status code on safe mode states that it's an invalid image hash for a driver. It's not so much that the driver is unsigned, or that it failed a signature check (might be), but I believe it has to do with the driver files themselves actually being corrupted. The crashing on normal mode from disabling signature check leads me to believe this.

That's all I can mention as there's no further data to go on. No crashdumps, no event logs, nothing. If you can somehow provide any of that, it'd be terrific. Otherwise, just go on the assumption that your drivers. I don't know why, but it's eyeballing the kdcom driver, which is for live debugging over a serial connection. Typically reason why it bugs out so early is that such drivers load early so that if there's a crash someone can debug it on the fly. It should be signed and whatnot.

Have you considered repairing the 'unsigned' drivers by using the Win7 installation disk and extract the necessary drivers to your Windows partition?

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my normal windows wont help.i have windows 7 32 bit.i turned it off forcefully and now it wont start.and i dont have any back up cds or dvds. is there a way to fix it? or can i just download windows xp? and use that? im in safe mode btw/

A:My windows wont start help!!

Quote: Originally Posted by wontstart

my normal windows wont help.i have windows 7 32 bit.i turned it off forcefully and now it wont start.and i dont have any back up cds or dvds. is there a way to fix it? or can i just download windows xp? and use that? im in safe mode btw/

You are going to have to get some media to boot the computer. If you dont have a restore dvd, or win 7 dvd it would be a good idea to get one.

Have you tried booting into safe mode (F8)?
Where does it hang or freeze, are there any error codes, etc.

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When i turn on my computer it wont load Windows.
I tried to refresh it from the DVD but it just says "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again."??

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- Try to burn a new DVD.
- Try the DVD on a different computer.
- Make sure your system properly loads an alternative boot disk.
- Erase all partitions before or after entering setup.
- Try a different hdd

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My pc wont start. It runs on Windows ME after the usual start-up sequence goes to report that C:\WINDOWS\IFSHLP.SYS and C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\VMM32.VXD are missing or corrupted. It then prompts me to type the name of the Windowns loader, and remains at the C prompt.
The pc came with ME preloaded and no disk.
I do have a boot disk for A drive but using that has no effect whatsoever. I followed instructions to recreate another boot disk and copied over the IFSHLP.SYS file to it (following advice to someone else on the forum who had similar problem with that file) but that has no effect either.
Any ideas?

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i think you would get more info if this was posted in the right section for this specific OS

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