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(Malware) Cant get past "Starting Windows" Screen

Question: (Malware) Cant get past "Starting Windows" Screen

Hey guys I appreciate you reading this, you have no idea how great having forums like this is where we can help each other out.

I have gotten a virus and within minuets it got worst. My antivirus was not updated and the security was low, so when I got the virus I downloaded malware bytes on my desktop, put it on a USB drive and tried to install it on the laptop, I could not add a USB drive. My next step was to hook the HD up to the desktop and add it that way (the problem with that I had to activate the sata port via bios and when that sata port was activated it would boot that port as master everytime, the weird thing is even if I hooked the desktop sata to the second port it would load the laptop drive first everytime it did not matter what port) This is besides the point, because I dont even think this method will work because like I said in the title the HD will not load past the "Starting Windows" screen, and when in safe mode it will not load all the system files, the malware obviously deleted some important files...

The next step I am going to take is inserting the windows 7 cd and trying a system restore... What do you guys think? Am I at the point where I will loose all of my important files, by doing a reinstallation or is there a way to save those files?

Thanks guys

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Preferred Solution: (Malware) Cant get past "Starting Windows" Screen

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Hi guys!

So i tried installing windows 7 Home Premium using an empty HDD. The old OS was Vista, and it was located in the same HDD. I managed to install Windows 7 successfully, but when booting after the install it crashed right after the "starting windows" screen. It then gives me the choise between starting the startup repair tool, or to start windows normally. When i run the startup repair tool it can not fix the problem. I've tried different HDD but the problem still persists. The fact that I haven't got a clue what to do really annoys me. In addition it isn't even my own pc. My dad's vista started failing on him. So I figured: Hey, why not install windows 7 using my old disk from a pc I don't use anymore. I appreciate all help.

Specs:

MB: ASUS P5N-D
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600(2.4 GHz)
GPU: XFX GeForce 9800 GTX
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint T166 250GB. (SATA 2)
RAM: Corsair Twin2X 6400 DDR2 (2048 Mb*2= 4096 Mb)
PSU: Corsair (550 W)

Answer:Unable to get past "Starting windows" screen after Vista to 7 upgrade

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Originally Posted by pip22


Did you (as is recommended) delete the existing Vista partition first?




It was seperated in two parts. One with Vista in, and one for other files. I cleaned the whole thing, and deleted the part where Vista was located. I think it was seperated into one part with 208 Gigs and one with 25 gigs. The smallest with the OS in. The HDD works on my own computer.

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Last night, I attempted to install a linux distro alongside 7, the installation failed, so I gave up and just rebooted to 7.

It got stuck on the "Starting Windows" screen, so I preformed hard shutdown and when to the "Startup Repair" utility and it attempted repairs, it then said that the repairs were unsuccessful, so I restarted and windows loaded to the desktop. Success! or so I thought...

After a while, I shut my laptop down and went to bed (as you do). When I needed to use it this morning, it wouldn't load past the "Starting Windows" screen again, so I shut it down and restarted and it went the desktop.

Answer:Occasionally wont load past "Starting Windows" screen

Hi,

Can you access the Advanced boot options?

Advanced Boot Options
Choose Last known Good Configuration



   Tip
Use the up-arrow and down-arrow keys to move the menu’s highlight to Last Known Good Configuration (Advanced), and then press Enter as the mouse won’t work at this screen.


Your computer should load successfully, and Windows 7 will discard the bad configuration and return permanently to the last known good configuration.

Alternatively:

Are you able to restore back to a point to before you tried to install linux distro?

System Restore

Cheers

Dave

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Upon start-up, two options are given: "Start Windows Normally" or "Launch Startup Repair (recommended)".
If the Start Windows Normally option is chosen, then the starting windows screen comes up and stays. If I launch the startup repair option, then I still can not get the problem fixed.
From the Startup Repair Screen however, I can launch command prompt and restore options, how can I fix this, a restore is not really an option because I have not set up a restore point in a while.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank-you in advance.

Answer:Won't load past "Starting Windows" screen

It's possible that you can't access the actual startup repairs from within Windows itself. You might have to boot from either an installation disk or a previously made system repair disk. And it might take running the startup repair 3 times before all issues are fixed.

Startup Repair

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Just like the title says. I had used my computer a few days ago and it worked fine then the next time I tried to start it up it would just take me to the Windows error recovery screen or start windows but would never load past the starting windows screen. The error recovery menu helped me none whatsoever. I also had not previously created a restore point so it's not possible to restore my system to and earlier date when it was working properly. To make matters worse I cannot seem to locate any of the discs/software that came with the computer. If possible I would just do a system format because that looks like my only option after trying numerous fixes. The problem is I have important documents and lots of family videos that are still on the hard drive that I had not backed up externally. I'm assuming something crashed and this is what is preventing my computer from starting up properly? If anyone could provide me with some sort of insight on how I could fix this big mess it would be greatly appreciated!
Cheers.

Answer:Cannot get past the "Starting Windows" screen, please help!!

win7 recovery environment->startup repair. Does it find any error (click view diagnostics results). 0x0 means no errors. Any errors?
win7 recovery environment->command prompt

Code:
dir c:
dir d:
dir e:
Now you know drive leter of OS drive in recovery environment. Assume it's E

Code:
chkdsk/f e:
Post results.

Can you boot in safe mode? If not, tell me exactly what's happening then

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Using Win 7 x64, Intel i7 965, Asus Rampage 2, 32gb memory, 2 Intel ssd running RAID 0, 2 Seagate 500gb drives RAID 1. Had the Seagate hard drives fail, but were under warranty and they replaced them. Do NOT have them on-line at present time. Have tried to re-install system (had upgrade DVD for Win 7), but was not able to get the system to recognize the DVD because I can't get to OS. Am unable to get the system to do anything. Have checked BIOS to make sure drives are RAID. Since hardware comes up and ssd's come up,and graphics seems to be ok, am unable to figure out problem. Any ideas, anybody?

Thanks

Answer:Can't get past '"Starting Windows" screen

I'm assuming you had the two Intel SSD's RAID as your Win7 drive, and the two Seagates which failed were a Data RAID. So why do you need to reinstall the OS? Just reinstall the Seagates in a RAID if you want.

If the SSD's were not the OS RAID then why not? Install Win7 to them to get best performance.

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As stated in the title, my computer hangs at the "Starting Windows" screen.
I'm using an iMac 9.1, with a bootcamp partition on Windows 7. (I can't access my Mac OS X partition at all).
I don't have a Windows 7 Installation disk or any peripheral disks.

I left my computer on all night and when. I woke up the next morning only to find out my computer just had a BSOD. I force shut down my computer then it just hung at the "starting windows' screen. Im assuming its a driver problem, since I can log in using safe mode. Also startup repair doesnt work, it just gives my a black screen.

I've been working on this for 5 hours now, and i can't figure out a way to fix this problem. Reply ASAP
 

Answer:Can't go past "Starting Windows" screen.

If you can't access the mac OS and Windows is on the same hard drive - it makes me suspect that the HDD is fubar.
 

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hello everybody, i'm kinda new to the site. i found it while searching my problem on google. anyways, i have a compaq presario 2500 laptop with windows xp home edition sp1 installed. I had left my computer at the desktop screen to go do something and when I came back avast antivirus had come up with a message saying that one of my files was infected with a trojan. i believe the file was stored in the system or system32 folder. anyways, it had reccomended me to move the file to avast's "virus chest", so I did. and i went ahead and worked on my laptop as normal. then after shutting my computer down and starting it back up later in the day, i found that my laptop would not load any further than the blue "windows is starting up..." screen. i let it sit there for about 30 mins. so then i went to my desktop and started researching my problem on google. i tried going into safe mode, but it still gets stuck at the same screen. i tried the option for booting with the last good settings, and that didnt work. then I found an article on this site that reccomended doing an xp repair with xp install cd. i did that, step by step, and that still did not do the trick. it still hangs at the "windows is starting up..." screen, even in safe mode.

i'm getting a bad feeling that I am going to have to format the hd. There's alot of data on my laptop that I didn't have backed up, so I was wondering if you guys had any other ideas that I could t... Read more

Answer:cannot get past "windows is starting up..." screen

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I have an said laptop and it won't start at all anymore, I turn it on and I get the said logo screen then it goes to "starting windows" screen and freezes with like a fuzzy blue line on top of the screen. I used my recovery CD and tried all 3 reformatting options and nothing works, after all 3 it just restarted my laptop and it continued to have the same problem again. Starting to get really frustrated lol, anyone had this problem before?
 

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I bought my laptop about 6 months ago, came with Windows 7 32Bit on it. Worked fine until this morning. I started it up, and it goes until the Starting Windows screen and freezes. I have tried numerous different things, system restore didn't work, F3 on startup and "Fix Errors" didn't work, messed with a bunch of the settings you get to from TAB/F3/F11 on startup, still nothing. It didn't come with a Windows 7 install CD, and I pretty much gave up on it so I went to do a system recovery and wipe everything fresh. I cannot even do it, because when I try to do system recovery, it still goes to the windows screen and freezes. I downloaded and burned an ISO file to boot off of, which works for a second, then straight back to the windows screen and freezes.
I can still start up in safe mode, in fact I am writing this from safe mode right now. Is there anything to do? Please help...and thank you in advance.

Answer:Help Please! Cannot get past "Starting Windows" Screen.

boot into safe mode,press f8, try" boot to last know good config" or if that doesn't work, try booting to an older restore point from safe mode. the way to do this when in safe mode: run/cmd/rstrui.exe. this has worked for me.

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Help! This is so weird. My computer was frozen so I tried to restart it. I was re-booting it, but the "Starting Windows" screen was taking a really long time. I tried restarting it several times, it did nothing. I tried running the second option it gave me when i restarted, which was something like "run system restore" but that did the same, on a different loading screen. I have a HP Pavillion DV7, and it came with a "Quick Links" screen, before the startup, where I can access an internet browser, mail, calendar and skype. I am using that right now, so I don't understand why I can't go to my regular windows screen? I'm really confused, I tried pressing the delete button and f10 right when I started my screen, but it would be a black screen then my computer would shut down.... My warranty ran out last month, please help?
 

Answer:Can't boot up windows past the "starting windows" screen, can't run system restore

Re: Can't boot up windows past the "starting windows" screen, can't run system restor

Tap F8 while booting and see if you can get to safe mode. If you can, try a recovery from there. You also want to backup if you get there. Sounds like a failing hard drive as a first quick guess so scan your drive for errors.

Windows Explorer, right click drive C, check for errors.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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Hey yesterday I got some sort of spyware or bug and my computer started acting funny so I turned it off and upon turning it back on I couldn't get it to boot. I've tried all the safe modes, tried booting from the windows 7 dvd to repair or reinstall the os but it won't make it past the starting windows screen. I suspect that the master boot files have been removed or corrupted by the virus (which was called "guo" in my task manager). So I'm stumped. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:windows 7 won't boot past "starting windows" screen

You should post this information in the System Security forum.

Start a new thread and someone will help you.

Edit: it's moved.

Definitely agree with Borg and Golden, AV Rescue Disk is the best place to start.

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problem: windows will not boot past the "starting windows" screen. The processor gets really hot as if its trying to do something but it never makes it to the desktop.

When I launch startup repair, the automatic startup repair tool always fails to fix the problem (surprise)
When I view the problem details, I get this:

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 1: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 2: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 3: unknown
Problem Signature 4: 55
Problem Signature 5: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 6: 1
Problem Signature 7: NoRootCause
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

My computer: Compaq Presario Cq62-238DX Notebook
Windows Home Premium

Ran chkdsk, no problems
tried a clean boot (no startup programs), did not get past windows startup screen
it boots into safe mode just fine, but I don't know what to do from there
tried repairing the boot sector. That didn't work.

Not sure where to take it at this point. Please help.
 

Answer:windows will not boot past the "starting windows" screen.

Did you try the Windows 7 DVD. It has a repair option too. (I'm not sure which repair you are referring to).

In my experience the repair option in the Windows 7 DVD fixes pretty much everything. If you have tried this and the problem still persists, I'm afraid that this could be a hardware problem. See if you can take it to the service center.
 

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I'm using a dell inspiron 1440 laptop, recently replaced my internal hard drive with a new solid state drive. It was working fine until today when I tried to boot my laptop up, and it gave me a BSOD before reaching the "Starting Windows" screen. Subsequent attempts at selecting the Startup repair and start windows normally options only gave me "failed to repair", and the windows logo getting stuck respectively. Safe mode cannot be started. However, when I tried to launch startup repair from my win 7 installation disk, I found that my HDD is not detected by my laptop. Subsequently, my laptop has also told me to reseat my hard drive. I reseated it a few times, but it did not solve the problem. Diagnostics ran on my laptop did not identify any problems. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows 7 unable to get past "Starting Windows" screen

Have a look at this tutorial:

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Hi everyone, my dell computer first started getting some battery problems where the adapter was unable to charge the battery but the laptop would maintain the same level of power while plugged in, and if unplugged would die immediately. This problem coincided with network adapter problems where my computer could not properly connect to wireless networks. Now after logging on my laptop will not go past the windows starting screen. I have replaced my battery and my laptop is able to recharge but the starting screen problem persists and makes my laptop unusable. I am unable to start in safe mode and repairs don't seem to work. Any suggestions?

Answer:Windows won't go past "starting windows screen"

MSINFO32:
Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Also, save a copy as a .txt file and include it also (it's much more difficult to read, but we have greater success in getting the info from it).

systeminfo:
Please open an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt and type (or copy/paste) "systeminfo.exe >%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\systeminfo.txt" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Then navigate to Desktop to retrieve the syteminfo.txt file. If you have difficulties with making this work, please post back. Then zip up the .txt file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.

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My machine was working fine. I had been on it for a couple hours just doing regular internet browsing. I tried to open a program (EverQuest 2) and it would open then immediately crash "EverQuest 2 has encountered an error". So I figured, reboot the machine. After the POST, it tells me to either launch start up repair or start normally. I chose start normally. It would go to the "starting windows" screen and the logo will not show up. it just stays there.

Powered down, and after the POST got the same options again. I picked start up repair this time. It would load the bar and show "loading windows files" or whatnot and when the bar would get completely full, it would freeze there.

My computer doesnt have a CD/DVD drive, I installed Windows 7 from USB. So I plugged the USB drive back into the computer and tried booting from that. It would go thru the "loading windows files" just fine, I can see the drive flashing as its being accessed. When the bar filled up, it would progress to "Starting Windows" screen, and stop blinking and just sit there... doing nothing. Tried using Safe Mode. Wouldn't load either.

I have not a clue what I should be looking for to even start getting it working again. The only physical change I've made to the system was plugging in another monitor to my graphic card. And even then, I've shut down and rebooted and it's been just fine.

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Answer:Unable to load past "Starting Windows" no matter what method

Check your ram.
Memory Diagnostics Tool
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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Hello, I got a BSOD while playing a game last night. After restarting my computer and getting past the
"starting windows" screen I got a consistent BSOD immediately after; I am currently forced to use safe mode.

Some computer specs:
Video card: Nvidia GTX 460
OS: Windows 7
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 820 Processor 2.80 GHz
RAM: 8 GB

Here's the BSOD info:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA8009634010
BCP2: FFFFF880073DF14C
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000002
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Thinking it was a graphics card driver issue, I rolled back but still got a similar error:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA80092F1010
BCP2: FFFFF880073B2394
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000002
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

I've attached logs of the dump files. I plan on putting in an older graphics card and seeing if I can get my computer to start, but I thought I'd post here first.

Answer:BSOD during game; can't get past "starting windows" anymore

You are correct in that the dumps are blaming your NVidia gfx drivers for the crash, first step would be to uninstall/reinstall the latest drivers using DDU or driver sweeper to clear out

If it still fails try the same again using an older version, if it still fails try your other gpu

Basically what you are doing/have already done

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This issue recently started happening to me, mainly after I attached a new HD monitor to my computer and updated my graphic drivers.

When I updated the drivers, I had two monitors connected, one via DVI (the one I was using before getting the new monitor) and the new HD monitor, which is connected via HDMI. Not sure if this is relevant, but just figured I'd mention it in case it's a possible cause.

The only way that I can boot is in Safe Mode... otherwise it just hangs on the Starting Windows screen with the Windows animation constantly glowing.

I have tried running start-up repair, but that seems to hang on the "Attempting to fix problems" screen, so I have to do a hard reboot each time. However, it was able to get past that a few times and say that the issues have been fixed and the only option it gave was to restart, so I did... but the same thing ends up happening. Computer hangs on Starting Windows.

I have also tried removing all display drivers in safe mode and any other software that I recently installed to see if they were causing any problems, but the issue still persists.

Additionally, I have tried running MSCONFIG and unchecked "Load startup items" under Selective Startup and disabled all non-Microsoft services, but no dice.

Booting to last known good configuration did not work as well.

I was able to efficiently use the new monitor just fine for a few days until this started happening.

Any ideas for a solution?

Here ar... Read more

Answer:Unable to get past "Starting Windows" during startup

I have these two images from the startup repair... maybe they can help. Sorry for terrible quality, but couldn't exactly copy/paste.

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Urgent help needed please?
Hi built this system back in February / March this year and it has been running fine until a couple of weeks back whilst just viewing a web page and not even touching the mouse I suddenly got a BSOD now not sure if this is relevant but I had been on holiday for 2 weeks before and remember when powering down the day before it had a lot of updates to install before shutting down.
Unable to get it to boot although I did manage to get into safe mode once and did a system restore and it ran for 90 minutes before another BSOD so I thought I would do a fresh install but it only goes as far as
Press any key to load from DVD/CD then ?loading files? and then ?starting windows? and the BSOD again.

Now I have been around computers since the ZX81 days but have been unable to sort this problem, first I thought the mobo had gone down and change it to an Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 but still the same BSOD.
Changed out the SSD for a Samsung 840 EVO but still the same.
Now I have just tried an AMD Phenom II x4 965 but still the same.
I have also pressed the memory check button on the mobo and all ok, I have also changed the sata cables.
I have removed 2 of the graphics cards so now only running on one (I have also tried each of the others).
Thinking it was virus as if I left it after the ?press any key to load? It came up with bootmgr missing which is why I fitted a new SSD.
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Answer:Unable to get past "Starting Windows" after BSOD

Quote:
STOP 0x0000007E: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED

Usual causes: Insufficient disk space, Device driver, Video card, BIOS, Breakpoint with no debugger attached, Hardware incompatibility, Faulty system service, Memory, 3rd party remote control,







Quote:
STOP 0x00000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

Usual causes: Defective hardware (particularly memory - but not just RAM), Faulty system service, Antivirus, Device driver, NTFS corruption, BIOS


So it may be memory (RAM) or any driver/software.

Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.

Boot to System Recovery Options . Try Safe Mode with Command Prompt. In the command prompt .... enter the command ....

start msconfig

It will open the system configuration window, with the "general" tab selected.
Click the "startup" tab. Click "Disable all" > Apply > OK.
Click on "services" tab. Check the "Hide all Microsoft Services"; Click "Disable all" > Apply > OK
Then try to boot again normally. Is it failing still?

If so, boot to System Recovery Options once again. Try Enable Boot Logging. It will create a file n... Read more

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8gb 1600mhz ram
R9 290
I7 4770k
Z97A mobo
1tb hdd ( only storage device used )
120gb ssd (this has already died as far as I know but haven't gotten around to removing it)

Other information, just ask if you need it.

No context on why this happened, I just woke up this morning and my PC wouldnt fully boot.

My PC disk drive hasn't worked for about a year now, but I have Win 7 install on a flash drive, however I also can't seem to do this as booting from the flash drive results in a black screen.

Any help appreciated as I really don't wanna have to get another computer for Christmas!
 

Answer:PC won't boot properly, can't get past "starting Windows"

Hi, have you tried Safe Mode - tap F8 as your system is starting up?
Then click.
Start > Run > Type
msconfig
Click Launch System restore.

Then choose a date prior to the problem.
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Or Safe Mode with a Command Prompt Option.
Select an operating system if asked.
Press Enter.
Log on as an administrator.
At the command prompt.
Type

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

Press Enter.
You should now be in System Restore.
Choose a date prior to the problem.
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System recovery options Win 7.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/...ns#what-are-system-recovery-options=windows-7
 

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I am having issues with my laptop...it is a HP and I have Windows XP. Basically, when I turn it on everything goes smoothly until it gets to the ?windows is starting up?? page. It freezes there every time and I have pressed every button and combination of buttons on my keyboard and I cannot get past this page.Help?

Answer:I can't get past the "windows is starting up..." page.

Some details about the laptop and what happened prior to this could prove helpful. 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1545
2.1GHz Intel Pentium Dual Core T4300 Processor
4GB Memory
250GB Hard Drive, DVDĪR/RW Optical Drive
15.6" Display, Integrated Intel 4500 MHD Media Accelerator Graphics
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

It stalls at "Starting WIndows" waits there for a few seconds, then flashes a blue screen for abou a second, and then reboots. If I attempt to launch Startup Repair, it displays the "Windows is Loading Files" screen, the goes to the windows 7 splash screen, you know the blue background you have at the logon screen, I can freely move the cursor, but nothing happens after that. no window appears, or anything. Also, you can hear the harddrive stop working once i get to that screen.

When i put in my OS disk (tested working on 2 different computers) it stalls at "Setup is Starting"

Ive tried reverting bios to default settings, didnt solve the problem.
Any help is greatly appreciated
 

Answer:Laptop will not go past "Starting Windows"

The hard drive is probably corrupt or bad
 

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Hello,
callout for help with new build

See this post for intel and rig specs,and also the error messages;
http://www.bjorn3d.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24103

no replies as yet...and sorry to take up time from others problems.
Since Friday, I can't get XP Pro to get past "Setup is starting Windows" ,to allow me to format.

Loads all drivers up to that point,then the error in above post.

Pressing F6 or F10 to install 3rd party(XFX MB drivers) has no effect,and Alt-F2 ultimately gives error also.
S prompt is no joy also.

Tried F8 for Safe Boot and no joy.
Cleared CMOS several times.

All drives are there in CMOS.
All RAM (4 Gigs) is detected
I raised Memory voltage to 1.9 volts (standard for my ram),and raised FSB to 1600 Mhz from 1333 (standard also).
Put timings to standard 7-7-7-24T
Tried Memory linked/unlinked/Auto/1T/2T
I Tried only 1 SATA drive,and 1 Gig of RAM with 1 DVD RW /2 drives and 2 Gig of RAM etc...
I Enabled standard RAID for each and every drive and ultimately disabled them cause I want the XFX 790i ultra motherboard RAID Drivers.
A friend said check cables and connections (I did ),but if they were bad the drives wouldn't show in CMOS and monitor would be blank if GPU was bad.
My board is capable of 2000 Mhz FSB if that helps.

Matter of fact,I have tried everything possible that I have come across on these forums and on the web.

I even put the XP Pro and the XFX disc into both DVD drives at the same time.
no joy.

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Answer:XP Pro won't get past "Setup is starting Windows"

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Hey guys,

Pulling my hair out with this one, so figured I'd post here to see if anyone has any suggestions.

First, my setup:
Mobo: Asus A8R-MVP (BIOS 0503, last stable release)
Video: nVidia GeForce GT220
RAM: 3 GB DDR2
Main HD: 160GB IDE, with 3 partitions: [XP on #1 (20GB), Windows 7 aimed for #2 (50GB), and free space for the rest]
Other HDs: 2 x 1TB RAID1 (general storage)

If I launch the setup from a DVD, it gets past "Windows is loading files", then immediately freezes at "Starting Windows" (right before any of the coloured balloons show up...in fact, it hangs the instant the first orange pixel is displayed).

So, I tried launching the setup from Windows XP. Pointed it to the proper partition, it extracts the files, reboots, and the exact same thing happens. Can't get past the first orange pixel.

For both cases, I've tried pressing F8 on boot and selecting "safe mode" or "low resolution mode", but no dice. Safe mode seems to always get stuck on disk.sys, for what it's worth, but I understand that could even mean it's hanging on whatever the next driver is.

Other things I've tried:
-replaced nVidia video card with ATI x850, no difference
-removed all sticks of RAM except one, no difference
-removed all unused peripheral devices, no difference
-disabled all unused on-board devices, no difference

If anyone has any ideas or suggestions, I'm all ears. I've installed Windows 7 successfully so many times on different hardware... Read more

Answer:Can't get installation past "Starting Windows"

Can you try using only 1GB (RAM) memory stick during installation, you can bring them back after the windows is installed.

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The title pretty much says it all with respect to what's happening right now. When I first started trying to install Win 7, I got a blue screen telling me to disable caching of memory in a few different devices, so I went into CMOS setup and disabled anything I could find related to memory cache. Well, this did away with the blue screen, but then I got another screen offering to check the system memory, which I did. Afterward, it came up to the Starting Windows screen, where the four blobs swirl around and then form the Windows logo -- and from that point nothing more occurred. Rebooted and this time there was no screen offering to check memory again. It just went straight to the logo and stopped. Most recently, I went back and re-enabled all the cache settings that I'd disabled. No more blue screen, but the machine continues to stop at the same point.

Now a bit about the machine. It gets kinda complicated and I'll try to be clear. During the open test period last year, I installed the x86 7100 build on the machine and everything went fine, except for finding drivers for a couple of old peripherals (a SCSI controller and an old sound card). My entire reason for installing it was to see if Win 7 lived up to MS's claims that it would run well on older hardware. That motherboard and processor was 2001 vintage and was running 768mb of RAM. It was perfectly adequate for years as an XP platform, and I wanted to see how it handled Win 7. As it turned out, it did fine... Read more

Answer:Win7 32 bit won't get past "Starting Windows"

Wipe your HD of incompatible old-school Parted Magic formatting following this tutorial: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

The Win7 partition manager which works best when installer or Disk Mgmt can't is free Partition Wizard bootable CD.

Either format using installer if you want 100mb SysReserved boot partition (which places Repair console on F8 Advanced boot tools menu) or use DISKPART formatting steps in tutorial's second phase.

Clear your CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Set the SATA controller setting to AHCI to start, then IDE if necessary.

Test your RAM with memtest86 for 5-6 passes, then HD maker's full diag/repair CD scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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Hey guys, kinda new here, hopefully I'm posting this in the right forum section.

I'm not that super oriented with computers, I'll give it my best shot to explain what's going on here.

In short my PC just won't start. The light turns on, it boots up, and then I get a black screen with text referring to either "Start Up Repair (recommended)"

or

"Start windows normally"

If I choose start windows normally, it brings me to the black booting screen with the windows flag, then it proceeds to go back and restart the system, going back to the black screen. OR More likely it just stays stuck on the glowing windows flag.

This also occurs if I press F8 and go into safe mode. After listing all the components before going into safe mode, it simply restarts itself and goes right back to the black screen of the two choices.

If I select Start up repair, a grey loading bar appears below that on occasion freezes. If I manually reset the computer try it again, I get to a blue windows default background screen and the message

"Startup Repair
Your computer was unable to start
Startup repair is checking your system for problems...

If problems are found, Startup Repair will fix them automatically. Your computer might restart several times during this process.
No changes will be made to your personal files or information. This might take several minutes.

Searching for problems.. (this is beneath a blue bar that has been going on for at least... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 won't boot past "Starting Windows" possible hard drive issue

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i have a hp pavilion... the last time i turned it off all was fine! when i tried to start it back up a few days later it gets as far as the screen that says welcome windows is starting up! then it stops. the screen does not go black or blank it just sets there, i would think it was frozen but the cursor will move. oh and i tried to start it in safe mode and that works! so what is the problem windows wil load in safe mode but not in normal!!!! HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I have searched the forums for the last 2 days but have not found a solution to the problem so here goes.

2 days ago my Windows 7 x64 Home premium system worked fine. I woke up the next morning and It would not load past the "Starting Windows" screen.

I have a stock ASUS Essentio series computer with 8 Gigs of ram a 320Gb Western Digital Hard drive and a 6 core intel processor.

I have tried so far:

I have removed the hard drive and replaced it with an older windows vista x64 drive I have. The Windows Vista drive booted right up with no problem.

I have Booted the computer with the Vista drive as the OS drive and the Windows 7 drive as a secondary hard drive. When I did that the Windows 7 drive showed up, all the files were there but the problem was I could not access any of the files under my user folder. (access permission or something) But it seems that this would show the hard drive is not fried.

I have tried restoring the drive to an earlier restore point but each restore point I try it says that it can not restore.

I have tried the windows repair option and that freezes on "Loading windows files"

I have even tried going into the bios and booting under different drive settings. Nothing.

By looking through this forum It appears that there is something wrong with my Windows 7 drive booting drivers maybe. Or possibly a system update that went wrong overnight and now the OS wont boot up. (or something else I could be completely wrong)
Any hel... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 will not load past "Starting Windows"

Have you tried running a Disk Check on the Windows 7 drive with both boxes checked using the Vista system (I assume this is what you mean by an old Vista drive)?

It may be safer to do it through the Windows 7 Recovery Environment (RE), though. I am fairly sure Vista and 7 use the same file system, but just to be safe, better to use the RE.Use Advanced Boot Options to select Repair Your Computer and get to the System Recovery Options. Then select the command prompt. Do the following:chkdsk /r c:
chkdsk /r d:
chkdsk /r e:
chkdsk /r f:.etc until you get the message that the volume could not be opened for direct access. For any drives that do not give the message:
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems
run chkdsk again as above. In other words, if it says:
Windows has made corrections to the file system
after running the disk check, run the disk check again.

I realize you may only have one disk show up in Windows explorer, but you may have more than one disk through recovery options. This is because the system creates a hidden boot partition (which will be C: in recovery), you may have a recovery partition for your PC that is hidden (which will be D: in recovery), and you will have your primary Windows partition (which may be E: in recovery). A custom PC will likely have at least C: and D: to scan.

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Hello all,

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit that works perfectly except something. When it starts up, the past Windows logo "Starting Windows" does not appear instead the "Microsoft Corporation" logo appears. How can I fix this problem so that the Windows shows the previous "Starting windows" logo when starting?

Answer:The past Windows logo "Starting Windows" does not appear

This thread may be of help

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I seem to be in a loop that will not let me boot up-tried all safe modes and normal start options-how can I get to start menu to restore system??? HELP!!!!!!
 

Answer:start up cant get past "sorry for inconvienence" screen windows 200xp media

I have a compaq presario v5000,win media xp,amd processor, cant get through loop-tried starting in all modes -always loops back to "inconvienience ' screen--- how can I reset or whatever to get to start menu? once I am there i can restore system.
 

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Following Windows deciding to install its (presumably) latest updates this afternoon, I can no longer fully boot my machine. It powers up OK, the monitor has life, but the whole boot-up process sticks at the "screensaver?" page - in my case a stock Microsoft photograph looking out to sea and some large rocks from within a cave, the screen that appears before, normally, you can enter your pin to continue boot-up. In the bottom right-hand corner of this screen is what appears to be a Power Icon that I've not seen before and with a dreaded cross on it. Clicking on this does nothing.To compound the issue my DVD unit seems to no longer read discs (it opens and closes OK), I mention this in case relevant, but I am able to access the Bios options on booting.
I downloaded via another PC the Windows 10 install disc to USB from which I have attempted to boot, again without success, and have also tried various options that I have been able to access such as "Repair"as well as trying to restore the unit to the solitary restore point accessible, created around the time everything went wrong! The Restore failed too and frankly I'm out of ideas .. and frustrated to say the least!
Any suggestions would be very much appreciated, believe me!

Answer:Windows 10 not booting past initial "screensaver?" screen

Logon Screen I suppose?
See: Windows 10 stuck at log in screen after upgrade Fix: Windows 10 Black Screen problems

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Hi, being new here. I just discovered having this problem today. First thing this morning I went to my computer. When the login screen came up, I entered in my user and password. Then I saw the "Welcome". Which stayed there for about five minutes before I restarted the computer, which didn't fix my problem. I tried Safe Mode, which didn't make a difference. It didn't take as long, but then I saw the blue screen. It said something like "---- unexpectedly close." Then at the bottom there were memory dumps. I couldn't see what was there because the blue screen was there for five seconds, before the PC restarted itself.

It was working fine last night. Before my six year old sister was playing with the computer despite my attempts to make a password account and full parental controls.

I believe I did manage to log in to another account that's not the administrator, but when I when to modify the user accounts the whole motherboard crashed. Every program, even the desktop. I couldn't do Alt + Tab and the Ctrl +Alt + Delete.

Please help me fix this thing. I need it to do my classwork.

Answer:Windows Vista- I cannot get past the "welcome" login screen

Try waiting longer (30/60 minuits)... If it starts up after that your software messed up, backup ur school work and stuff like that and re-install windows.

If it doesn't I can't help you..

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Hi all,

Every time I turn on my Dell Dimension 5150, I get greeted with "We apologize for the inconvenience... Windows did not start successfully".

My options are:

Safe Mode,
Safe Mode with Networking,
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Last known good config...

Start Windows normally.

I have tried every option on several occasions... the windows xp logo comes up... then the dell logo comes up, everything seems to be running smoothly... then comes a black screen with a small flashing dot in the top left... and then I see the same"We apologize for the inconvenience... Windows did not start successfully" screen.

Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Can't get past "Windows did not start successfully" screen...

Have you added any new hardware just prior to this happening? If so remove it and try again.

Did you install new software or run windows update just prior to it happening?

Without much to go on it may be worth doing a windows repair installation. It sounds dramatic, but it will not destroy any of your data or files, just attempt to repair the windows os installation.

There is a step-by-step guide with pics here. Hopefully that will resolve your problem if windows became corrupt somehow...

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Hi there, I am running windows Vista. When I turn the computer on it stops at the screen where there is the windows vista background and the words "Loading".
I'm not sure what information I should post here, so if you think you can help me just ask me what you would like me to tell you about the situation and I will reply quickly - hopefully.
Thanks for your time and effort.
 

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Hi all,

Sorry to repeat a question I see a lot of instances of, but none of those seem to be addressing my problem correctly.

I have not done anything new to my computer in recent days, so this problem has caught me off guard (I see most instances of this problem come after upgrading to Windows 7, I have had Win 7 installed for a while now).

Here is a summary of my problem:
1) My computer recently got stuck on the "Starting Windows Screen." So I manually held the power button to reboot.
2) On reboot, it said there was a need to run a startup repair, which I did. Everything checked fine, except for the last one which said "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted," which it claimed to have successfully fixed.
3) After rebooting from repair, the system gets stuck on "Starting Windows Screen" for a good 10-15 minutes, after which it runs a registry check. After it completes that I get hopeful -- but the screen then gets stuck on an all black screen with just the mouse cursor and nothing more.
4) Additional note: Attempting to start the computer on "safe mode" leads safe mode startup to become stalled on "DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS"
5) The lastest attempt to repair yielded this message: "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
Problem event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
02: 6.1.7600.16385
03: uknown
04: 21201099
05" AutoFailover
06: 2
07: Corrupt Volume
OS Version: 6.1.7600.... Read more

Answer:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

3. If neither of those work, its likely that because of the fact that when windows is repairing itself, it is generally putting copies of its system files in the same physical location on your disk. Because your disk is obviously not completely dead, ie....its still loading to the windows 7 startup screen, its just copying files to the bad sectors on your hard drive and gets stuck when loading. This is especially my guess because you said Safe mode is having same problems, even after attempting to repair. In the past, I've tried and salvage a disk by reformatting it and only leaving on partitions which do not contain the bad clusters. This takes some time, and some guess work.....and really this is only a "bandaid" fix because once the disk has bad clusters, its only a matter of time before these things give out. You wouldn't want to trust your important data on it anyways....

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Ok! My friend told me her mouse(ps/2) was not working all the time so I advised her to buy another mouse. However, she didn't advise me unitl later that it has also started smoking before it went out completely. She purchased a new mouse(usb of course) and windows kept telling her mouse was not detected, even though there was a usb mouse installed in the computer. The computer was still working though.

So I went to her house to check on the error message. I went to check set up and found the option for "PS/2 Mouse" set to auto detect-which is what it should have been set to, right? Well, I placed the "USB Mouse" in a different usb slot and windows kept restarting. I put it back into the slot she had it in and the same thing (windows kept restarting). I selected last known good configuration, safe mode, and start windows normally and they all kept restarting the computer. I then gave her another ps/2 mouse I had laying around the house, with other computer parts. I put it into one of my systems with Win XP Home, before taking it to her and it worked just fine. Not in her system though, it still kept restarting.

Finally, I removed the hdd and took it to my house to recover her information on it. After which, I took it back, reinstalled it and inserted my Win XP Home installation CD to repair her copy of windows. I was unsuccessful because it kept asking for the administrators password and I am the administrator, but it would not accept my... Read more

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i have a dell xps 400 that i needed to format i got it off a friend and i have a windows service pack 3 disk and when i boot the cd up i get to the screen that shows all the drivers being installed and when it gets to "setup is starting
windows" i get this blue screen error.......



***stop: 0x0000007b (0XF7CAF524, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)



any help would bve much appreciated i am hopeing to get this pc running

Answer:[SOLVED] "Setup is starting windows" blue screen error

Is this a SATA drive or a EIDE? If it is a SATA drive you may need to enable SATA in the Bios.

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Computer info: Toshiba Satellite L555D-S7005,
Processor: AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile M520 2.30 GHz
RAM: 4.00 GB
System Type: 64-bit Operating System
Windows: 7 Professional, Service Pack 1

My problems began probably a year ago. Started having BSOD's regularly with startup issues. Nothing I tried fixed anything. Had it in a shop where the first time I was told he "fixed some things" and seemed to be working for about a week and a half when it went back to BSOD's and startup problems (getting stuck at the "starting Windows" screen, etc). Took it back to shop where they wiped it and replaced Windows. Within a few weeks I was back to the same issues. At this point I actually just put the thing away and solely used my husbands computer. Last week after not touching my laptop for several months I had to use it due to a major accident with my husbands. The thing worked perfectly for 9 days, PERFECTLY. Then it started randomly shutting down with no rhyme or reason. After a couple of times doing that it started getting stuck at the "starting Windows" screen and wanting to run Startup Repair.

With Startup Repair I get: Startup Repair cannot fix problems with this info:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 77
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07: NoRootCause
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Answer:BSOD, random shutdown, stuck at "Starting Windows" screen, etc

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My Windows start-up is pretty decent (after I log-in to my user account). What's taking too long is the "Windows Is Starting Up" screen:

It takes about 5 mins. or so before the log-in screen shows up. Anyway, here's what happened prior to this event:

My Windows XP OS has just been repaired due to a stop error. One of my RAM cards (I have two installed previously) has also been removed because the technician deemed that it was the cause of the stop error.

Now my question is, is it the cause of the slow down? I mean having a smaller RAM? I'm thinking that it could be the cause but I'm having second thoughts because I only had 1 RAM card installed way back but the stalling of the "Windows is starting up" screen never happened. I've had a slow running PC, yes, but I never had to wait that long for the "log-in" screen to show up (10 seconds tops). I only have 6.46 GB free space now which is small but I've had a smaller free space (2 GB) before but then again, the stalling I mentioned has never happened until now.

Any solution to this problem?
 

Answer:Solved: "Windows Is Starting Up" Screen Takes Too Long To Load

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Hi guys!
I'm really in desperate need of more heads to work on this.

I know this is a long post, but it's basically info you're gonna need anyways. Please i need the help - If you don't feel like reading, Just skim over the underlined titles..

I have been trying all sorts of things, since this problem started, yesterday .. And my head feels like it's splitting from all this trial and error, and continuously not working.
I'd consider myself a fairly experienced user, and I've figured out some things already (just not enought to fix) so it should not be too hard helping me - i just hope any of you have any thoughts on this problem. I will do my best to explain every important detail, as well as possible

My specs:
Acer Aspire 5920G
Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
Intel core 2 Duo processor T5550 1.83 GHz
4 gb ram
Laptop
- Connected to Samsung Monitor (might/might not? have something to do with it)

So the story goes: Yesterday afternoon i installed the game "Borderlands". Everything went smooth and started playing it. Without problems i started singleplayer and watched the first cutscenes, HOWEVER right after as i could interact (gamewise) it just froze, and stuttered really, really badly.. That went on for 3 mins or so, while i could not do anything to stop it. Before i did a hard shutdown myself, the computer just restarted.


The actual problem: I get stuck on the "Starting windows" logo/screen

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Answer:Nvidia driver? is stalling boot at "Starting Windows" screen

The first simple thing you can do is take out your graphics card and check for any signs of damage,
I have blown a 6200 and a 8400 before trying to play games not compatible with them. Signs to look for a black marks and such, also check to see if the fan spins when the computer starts up. Try moving your video cable to the onboard graphics, system should work and if it does you need a new graphics card, dont feel bad, your not a gamer till you blow a nividia card

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So my computer was left on over night and I wake up and turn on the monitor and the computer was frozen. I re-started it everything is fine. I go on facebook check my email, then it just restarts on me without warning. It gets stuck at the starting windows screen for about 3-5mins then blue screens with a whole screen full of words that shows for about a half a millisecond (I can't read it, but i saw the word memory on there once). After the blue screen, it restarts itself and will do this endless amount of times.

I can't acess safe mode(I don't believe), and i have tried using my 8gig ram, then 6, then 4, then two and then none. If I use none the computer wont start up at all. I can enter BIOS if thats helpful. Please help if you can.

Thanks for your time in advance,
Tyler.

Answer:Computer crashes and fails to start up at "Starting Windows" screen...

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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Hi guys!
I'm really in desperate need of more heads to work on this.
I know this is a long post, but it's basically info you're gonna need anyways. Please i need the help - If you don't feel like reading, Just skim over the underlined titles..
I have been trying all sorts of things, since this problem started, yesterday .. And my head feels like it's splitting from all this trial and error, and continuously not working.
I'd consider myself a fairly experienced user, and I've figured out some things already (just not enought to fix) so it should not be too hard helping me - i just hope any of you have any thoughts on this problem. I will do my best to explain every important detail, as well as possible

My specs:
Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
Intel core 2 Duo processor T5550 1.83 GHz
4 gb ram
Laptop
- Connected to Samsung Monitor (might/might not? have something to do with it)

So the story goes: Yesterday afternoon i installed the game "Borderlands". Everything went smooth and started playing it. Without problems i started singleplayer and watched the first cutscenes, HOWEVER right after as i could interact (gamewise) it just froze, and stuttered really, really badly.. That went on for 3 mins or so, while i could not do anything to stop it. Before i did a hard shutdown myself, the computer just restarted.
The actual problem: I get stuck on the "Starting windows" logo/screen

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Answer:Nvidia driver? is stalling boot at "Starting Windows" screen

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(I'm not quite sure exactly which forum to put this in since I don't know what is causing the problem. I apologize in advance if this is the wrong one.)I am running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit on a Gateway LX6810-01.This morning while starting up my computer it froze on the "starting windows" screen. When I restarted I was asked to run startup repair which prompted me to use system restore and I allowed it to do so. The computer restarted and managed to get to the desktop, however nothing seemed to be working correctly. So I restarted again. This time it started up normally and I took the opportunity to run chkdsk on my internal hard drive. To get ckdsk to run I had to restart the computer. Chkdsk ran, but when the computer restarted after running chkdsk it got stuck on the "starting windows" screen again.Another restart and startup repair shows back up. It asks me to do another system restore, but I refuse and let the repair keep running. When it reaches the end of repair routine the repair informs me that startup repair cannot automatically fix my problem. The computer restarts and starts up normally.I am currently on the problem computer and it seems to be behaving normally at the moment.

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I did a fresh install of windows 7 about 5 months ago but today when I went to start up my laptop it stays at the "starting windows" screen and doesn't go past that

I tried doing every single option to start it but no matter which one I try it always gets stuck at the "starting windows" screen


Also I think I might need to get a repair disk in order to solve my problems since Ive been trying all morning to get it to start and nothing so how would I get another repair disk if I lost mine?
 

Answer:Laptop wont go furthur than the "starting windows" screen

You could try creating this disc and then boot to it. Open the command prompt and try doing a fixmbr:

Vista and Win7 Recovery disc
For fixing the boot issues:
To run the Bootrec.exe tool, you must start Windows RE. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Put the Windows Vista or Windows 7 installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when you are prompted.
3. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
7. Type Bootrec.exe, and then press ENTER.

If necc. you can do this:

Bootrec.exe /fixmbr
 

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So I have a two years old Dell Inspiron 1564 which has been giving me a lot of trouble. It has however, never been this bad. I turned it off after it kept freezing and lagging and then it wouldn't turn back on. It got to the starting windows screen, had a flash of a blue screen and tried again. I tried to launch startup repair, but it won't do this either. It just shows me the cursor and the blue windows screen. I can move the cursor but that's it. F12 and F2 are not working either. It is kind of urgent so I hope someone can give me some advice here...

Thanks
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron won't turn on beyond "starting Windows" screen

The hard drive has failed
 

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i have a dell xps 400 that i needed to format i got it off a friend and i have a windows service pack 3 disk and when i boot the cd up i get to the screen that shows all the drivers being installed and when it gets to "setup is starting
windows" i get this blue screen error.......

***stop: 0x0000007b (0XF7CAF524, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)

any help would bve much appreciated i am hopeing to get this pc running
 

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Hey guys currently using home premium 32bit but got pro upgrade 64 bit so had to do the custom install from booting with the disk

I choose the language, keyboard layout etc, choose custom install, pick the hard drive and it goes to the installing screen.

When part 2 of the install screen is almost done it said installation will continue after the computer restarts.
After it restarts, it just stays on the "starting windows" screen and the windows logo never shows. It wa son there for hours. I restarted by pressing the restart button and it continued back on the step 2 and them same thing, restart and then continue later but now the screen is just stuck on the "starting windows" screen.

Any ideas????

Thanks

Answer:Custom setup stuck on "starting windows" screen

Never mind, I unplugged things and it's all good

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Hello, all. I'm flirting with my sanity and have decided to finally reach out for help. I have been googling and searching these forums for the better part of 26 hours, yielding little in the way of results. I'm also browsing/typing with my cell phone; you might imagine nerve endings....

Anyhow, here's the story: OS is W7 x64 Ulti. oem disk in possession. Yesterday, I formatted c: then attempted to install OS. It installs without a hitch. After restart, process continues until right after "windows Is starting" display. The screen then goes black. The HDD activity LED goes to its intermittent blinking for system idle.

Attempting to restart via the smaller restart button case more often than not freezes machine. Using power button to cycle, same results all the way to the aforementioned screen.

In previous installation, I was dual booting Linux which lends to my suspicion of a corrupt MBR.

Startup recovery states that I may have plugged in some sort of peripheral - that's not the case though. I think it was referring to an instance when someone might leave in some sort of flash drive. Again, not the case.

I'm no where near a seasoned IT professional, but I've attempted everything that I know.

Diskpart shows two volumes and two partitions. The allotted sizes are correct, but it also states that both are "Primary " now, I wouldn't know any better, but I thought I would see the system partition read just that, system. Nevertheless... Read more

Answer:fresh install, stalls right after "windows starting" screen. mbr?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by nicksil


Hello, all. I'm flirting with my sanity and have decided to finally reach out for help. I have been googling and searching these forums for the better part of 26 hours, yielding little in the way of results. I'm also browsing/typing with my cell phone; you might imagine nerve endings....

Anyhow, here's the story: OS is W7 x64 Ulti. oem disk in possession. Yesterday, I formatted c: then attempted to install OS. It installs without a hitch. After restart, process continues until right after "windows Is starting" display. The screen then goes black. The HDD activity LED goes to its intermittent blinking for system idle.

Attempting to restart via the smaller restart button case more often than not freezes machine. Using power button to cycle, same results all the way to the aforementioned screen.

In previous installation, I was dual booting Linux which lends to my suspicion of a corrupt MBR.

Startup recovery states that I may have plugged in some sort of peripheral - that's not the case though. I think it was referring to an instance when someone might leave in some sort of flash drive. Again, not the case.

I'm no where near a seasoned IT professional, but I've attempted everything that I know.

Diskpart shows two volumes and two partitions. The allotted sizes are correct, but it also states that both are "Primary " now, I wouldn't know any better, but I thought I would ... Read more

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Hello, my laptop is having difficulty getting past the starting windows screen. The problem I've diagnosed is that the hard drive has no activity for a while (5-7 Minutes), and then once it spins up its fine from there. The logging in screen works well, and fast, the logging out is fine as well. Sometimes there's simliar problems with shutting down. It will sit at shutting down for 3-7 mins after it successfully went through the logging off section in under 3 seconds. I have tried restoring windows OEM built in to my laptop, also through a CD, both ways, my HD was formated. I've ran spyware, malware, registry cleaners many of times with no luck. Please help!

Answer:"Windows Starting" Screen For Extended Period of Time

1) How long does it take to boot to safe mode?2) DO NOT use registry cleaners. They CAUSE problems, they do not cure anything.

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I am helping out a friend by re-installing Windows 7 on his laptop. Unfortunately the laptop had been infected beyond repair by a virus/malware and would not boot past bios.

When installing Windows 7 x32, I make it to the "Setup is starting..." screen and it does not continue. It is not the disk as I have used the same one to install it on my laptop. The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1545 with 4gb of ram and 500gb HDD space.
Please help!
 

Answer:Windows 7 installation hangs at "Setup is starting..." screen

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Hi,

I've been getting a few BSODs recently with the error "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA", and I have also noticed that when I start my computer, nothing shows up until the login screen shows so I can't boot in safe mode. I don't know what to do-please help!

-Rixterz

Answer:Frequent BSOD and missing "Starting Windows" screen

Additional information is required.

1. Download the DM Log Collector application to your desktop by clicking the link below

DM Log Collector.exe

2. Run it by double-clicking the icon on your desktop, and follow the prompts.
3. Locate the .ZIP file created on your desktop, and upload it here in your next reply.

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I didn't think the list of errors I got would fit the title. I also figure that posting a log isn't possible because I can't properly boot into windows. Anyways, a bit of backstory. For the past few days my PC has been behaving oddly. It would take much longer than usual to begin booting, usually 10-15 seconds for the first screen to appear. At times my PC would refuse to recognize any GPU but my onboard one, which could only be repaired by resetting to my Fail-Safe Defaults in BIOS. When booting, I would sometimes receive attempts by my PC to run a disk check on my HDD, but would receive an error concerning software stopping it (and it persisted, even with antivirus off). I intended to do a system restore, but failures with it working in the past lead me to put it off. And yesterday, everything booted up fine, miraculously; no long boot-up, my GPU being detected, no disk check. So I naively believed that my problems had been resolved.

Then this morning, the same things begin happening again. Long boot up, only my onboard card being detected, etc. When I attempted to perform the same fix as before via BIOS, I was instead met with a BSOD after the first Windows splash screen (the black one, not the all blue one). Here are the errors as I wrote them down.

*** STOP: 0x0000000000190494, 0xfffffa80033d03a0, 0xffffffffc0000102, 0x0000000000000000

Nothing appeared after this and I'm sort of at a loss for the meaning. Will running a system repair fix this?

Answer:BSOD after "Starting Windows" screen, receive STOP: 0x

This is all i can really gather from what you have written can you please attach some dump files.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions


Code:
0x0000000000190494

Bug Check 0x24: NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM - This indicates a problem occurred in ntfs.sys , the driver file that allows the system to read and write to NTFS drives.

Run Chkdsk /f /r in Command Prompt to detect and resolve any file system structural corruption. You must restart the system before the disk scan begins on a system partition.

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hi guys, today when i've finished playing the computer, i've used 'shutdown' to turn off my computer, the shutdown process doesn't seem to turn off my computer, so i just waited and waited for 30 minutes, still it was still on the same screen saying "shutting down" with the circle still spinning. so i just turned it off manually by holding the power button until it turns off.
Later on, i decided to get back on, so i turned it on but when it was at the "starting windows" screen, it was stuck there for sooo long! so i waited for a long time but it was still stuck. When i turned it off and on again, a start up repair was offered so i chose that option, it says "loading windows files" after that a blank screen for a long time, still stuck.
I then tried to boot my win7 CD to do a recovery or restore point, but after it was "loading windows files" the starting windows screen appeared again and it was stuck there.

I've googled and searched this forum but all their solution was just startup repair and recovery. can anyone please help me?

Thanks!

Answer:[Major Problem] Stuck on "starting windows" screen.

Hello duong,

Are you overclocking anything? If so, stop. Can you try blowing out any dust buildup? Perhaps some hardware went out? You might try temporarily replacing some things if you can to see if things stop freezing. Keep trying to do system recovery, etc., but if you can't, you may just have to reinstall. You might wait a bit and see what others have to say before you do.

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Hello,

I just finished building my computer the other day and installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit edition. The install went great and the computer is amazingly fast, but I am less than impressed with the boot time.

I have windows installed on two Corsair Force GT 60 GB Solid State Drives in RAID 0 configuration. The motherboard is a GIGABYTE G1. Sniper and the processor is an i7 990X. As I said, I am very impressed with the performance once the computer is on, but it takes ages to get there. I had some trouble with it stalling at the "Verifying DMI Pool Data..." for about 30 seconds each boot. That seems to have been fixed when I cleared the board and reconfigured BIOS. The problem I am having now is that when Windows begins to load, it says "Starting Windows" (right before the logo flies in). It will sit at that screen for over a minute before it starts to animate. It only takes about 5 seconds to load after the animation starts. No problems after that.

I can't figure out what's causing this. It does change depending on the BIOS settings. It did not always do this. I have been messing with them so much to try to isolate what's causing it but I cannot.

Any ideas?
Thanks

Answer:Computer hangs at "Starting Windows" screen for over one minute.

As your GIGABYTE G1. Sniper 1 or 2 has a uEFI BIOS.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI BIOS:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

GIGABYTE uEFT BIOS setup: Check your mamual.

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When booting the laptop (XP, SP 3) is stuck at the "Windows is starting up" window.

First, the log-in screen (where you enter user name and password) pops up only for less than a second, than it beeps and the screen disappears. (Usually this screen stays on and I change the user name from "administrator" to a different user name.)

I can start the laptop in the save mode, but I cannot switch to a different user (I guess this is normal). I would like to backup files (stored under the user name). Is there any way to switch users in the safe mode?

What can I do get over the stuck "Windows is starting up" screen?

I cannot go online with the laptop - the Wifi network is not working / not showing up at all (is this normal in the safe mode?)

This is a friends laptop I borrowed- my laptop has major issues as well 6666666 Virus/Malware/overwrites everything
After the major issues with my laptop I installed and run Malwarebytes on my friends laptop just in case. The software found nothing. Zonealarm and Avira are installed and were always up to date.

I'm really desperate! Now the second laptop is down. I feel sooo bad about my friends laptop - Please help me fix it!!!!
Both laptops are running legal Windows XP versions - installed on them when bought.

Answer:[SOLVED] stuck at"Windows is starting up" screen -2nd laptop down

Can you get into the Administrator account via "safe Mode"? Do you have a Windows XP CD? You might need it.

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just as the title says. i have a gateway comp, i inadvertently downloaded some kind of adware/spyware when trying to download other files. i'm running chkdsk right now and hoping for the best. i've tried doing a windows repair with no luck. any other suggestions out there ? oh, and i've tried booting up in safe mode, and still the same thing. tried taking out my RAM and switching it to no avail either.
 

Answer:winxp home stuck at "windows is starting up..." screen

Go here for Tims advice which may solve the problem
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=100317
 

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Windows 7, after "Starting Windows" stops with a black screen and mouse cursor.

1. I turned on my desktop PC after more than 3 weeks of non use, it was in its package/box. It booted nicely to the desktop but suddenly showed a BSOD and turned off. I turned it on again and it showed a message saying the processor is overheated, so I turned it off, removed the processor to check if there's enough thermal compound. Thermal compound was OK, but the processor was a bit shaky, not well fitted, so I replaced the processor correctly and then powered it on.

2. It detected the change I made and asked what system settings it should load, I chose the default CPU settings, in a haste. I didn't read that message well, unfortunately. It showed the error message that Windows wasn't shutdown properly, I chose to load Windows normally. Chkdsk did a disk check, disk passed and it started "Replacing invalid security ID with default security ID". It then started booting; "Starting Windows" and the next screen was just a blank/black screen with the mouse cursor. It's stopped here for hours. I searched for solutions online and tried almost everything I could think of; Repair with Windows installer, bootrec /fixmbr, bootrec /fixboot, marking the disk active, etc. No success! I cannot boot in any mode!

3. In an attempt to copy my files off the disk, I tried Ubuntu and even installed a new Windows 7 on an unallocated partition on the same disk. The disk was not... Read more

Answer:Boot: "Starting Windows" then stops with black screen & active cursor

Thee first attempt should be a total dismantle and re-seat ... and then follow it:
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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I've been working on this problem with people on the BleepingComputer forum for over two months, and while all of their advice has seemed slightly sensible at the time, after replacing EVERY SINGLE PART OF THE COMPUTER save the Seagate-tested, Seagate-passed Seagate hard drive, the CPU, and two of four RAM sticks (which have passed over 80 hours of Memcheck testing)...

...I'm beginning to wonder if the problem isn't at least in part with the advice I've been getting over there.

So, Seven Forums, here's the deal: constant freezing of the "Starting Windows" screen on a relatively fresh install of Windows 7 Pro x64, SP1. "Relatively" fresh in that I've installed all the Windows updates, the newest driver for my graphics card, Chrome, Sublime Text II, Speccy, Dropbox and Keepass.

The BIOS for my motherboard (brand new!) is updated to the latest version.

I have unplugged my Delta 44 sound card on the off chance it is the problem child, but the problem persists, so I'm guessing not.

Here's Speccy:

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/z...tIGFNkAulcqUFt

I used to have hobbies. I'd go for walks with my wife, try to learn to play the banjo, cook stuff. Make small batches of wine.

Now, all I do is work on this infernal box of stinking misery. All I do is run Memtest, run Seagate drive diagnostics, reinstall Windows and occasionally think about taking a sledgehammer to this ******* son of a thousand PETs and just buy a Mac.

So: new forum.... Read more

Answer:Repeated freezes at Starting Windows screen, "Startup Repair" no good

PantsMasterson
Please check Event viewer to see what is logged there relating to the problem.

Usually freezing is either hardware (ram, etc.) Which you seem to have eliminated or software conflicts.

If you have a BSOD (i know it just freezes) please upload at least one because we can examine the drivers that were loaded leading up to the freezes, etc.

There are several ways to find what the problem is. The best is to go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search). Event viewer (local) >>> look for errors listed in the last day, week, etc. Then go to the windows log>application tab. Finally the windows Logs>system tabs.

You want to look for all errors (they have red in the left column ).

When you find them you want to look for errors that say app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem.

When you find them please note the event ID, and the source codes and tell us what they are.

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I've read a similar query but not any of the answers were able to solve my problem.
I have a dell studio 15 laptop (1555) with regular specs windows 7 home premium 64 bit , recently it used to give problems of sudden switch off with flash of a blue screen , the problem was a virus as it also messed with my windows essential antivirus.
Anyhow , so i installed Avast antivirus and run a boot time scan with showed some viruses , the problem is that by mistake i put a windows/temp file into the antivirus chest . After that scan my windows is unable to boot properly.
I firstly tried the suggested option of
1)windows repair but its stuck indefinately on the blue flowers screen with no activity
2)I tried to repair with a bootable copy of windows but its stuck on the point where the windows searches the present os installed , the os is listed there but the curser shows up as the circling one and does not turn normal even after a long time.
3)i tried re-installing windows but the screen is stuck at the point after it prompts you to choose GMT , the screen says "Setup is starting" indefinitely, again the same circling cursor
4)The dell diagnostics when run says that I have hard drive error no. 2000-0146
I followed a post by Greggocker and was able to backup my data using Peppermint live linux os
I also read him suggesting to change settings of BIOS, but problem is that my BIOS(Phoenix A07) Does not have many options to change anything that he said(I may also not be ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 installation Stuck on "Starting Setup" Screen-Unabl 2 Repair

  
Quote: Originally Posted by harsh93singh09


I've read a similar query but not any of the answers were able to solve my problem.
I have a dell studio 15 laptop (1555) with regular specs windows 7 home premium 64 bit , recently it used to give problems of sudden switch off with flash of a blue screen , the problem was a virus as it also messed with my windows essential antivirus.
Anyhow , so i installed Avast antivirus and run a boot time scan with showed some viruses , the problem is that by mistake i put a windows/temp file into the antivirus chest . After that scan my windows is unable to boot properly.
I firstly tried the suggested option of
1)windows repair but its stuck indefinately on the blue flowers screen with no activity
2)I tried to repair with a bootable copy of windows but its stuck on the point where the windows searches the present os installed , the os is listed there but the curser shows up as the circling one and does not turn normal even after a long time.
3)i tried re-installing windows but the screen is stuck at the point after it prompts you to choose GMT , the screen says "Setup is starting" indefinitely, again the same circling cursor
4)The dell diagnostics when run says that I have hard drive error no. 2000-0146
I followed a post by Greggocker and was able to backup my data using Peppermint live linux os
I also read him suggesting to change settings of BIOS, but problem is that my BIOS(Phoenix A0... Read more

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For a couple weeks now, My laptop has been making a "pop" sound everytime on start up after the windows logo comes together it makes a faint pop sound then continues to the login screen. Everytime I muted or unmuted the speakers it would make the sound too. I changed my driver the the Windows default and it stopped but the pop won't.


Laptop Model / Manufacturer : Gateway NV53A
Sound Driver : Realtek (But changed to Windows Default)

Answer:Laptop speakers emit a "pop" sound after "Starting Windows"

The windows default is the culprit here.

When your system boots, drivers started one after another, the pop sound came in because the default driver is not built to especially manage your audio card.

Download the driver from the manufacturer according to your model, install it and I assure you all will be fine.

cheers.

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba r700-181 (PT310E) work laptop. It is running Windows 7 x64 Enterprise.

It has one 4GB stick of ram which is PC3 10600. Windows works fine with this.

I have obtained a 4GB stick of ram which is PC3 12800. With just this one in, Windows works fine.

However, if I have BOTH sticks put in, the BIOS recognises that there is 8GB installed, but Windows fails to boot.

It gets stuck at the "Starting Windows" screen. If I restart it asks me if I want to start windows normally or to run the Windows repair. If I try that I get the message: "Error: 0xc0000225. The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible."

I tried using a Windows 7 System Restore disc but that doesnt work...

If I try either of the sticks in the laptop one at a time, then Windows 7 boots up fine.

Is this just down to the laptop not being compatible with the mixture of speeds? I thought that if they were mixed it would just use the lower speed by default?

So confused

Answer:Laptop hangs at "Starting Windows" or getting "Error 0xC0000225"

Hello borito, Welcome to SevenForums!

Is this a laptop provided by a company you work for by any chance?

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Hello (again),

Ok, here's a quick rundown on what's happening (and it's been very frustrating so I apologise for the multiple help requests.)

Recently wiped my hdd with KillDisk and reinstalled Win7 Home Edition. Was working fine for the last 3days and was supposed to install Mint last night. When I rebooted, I got the Boot Manager, which never happened before. Selected Win7 and got stuck at the "Starting Windows" screen.

Tried to repair it, didn't work. Tried to restore, didn't work. Tried to reset to factory settings, still didn't work.

Just finished wiping it, twice. Now attempting to reinstall Win7, and still stuck at the "Starting Windows" screen.

Can someone please tell me what is happening? The last thing I did was install Ccleaner; the last thing it did was install updates. Thanks in advance...

Answer:[SOLVED] Stuck on "Starting Windows" screen

I managed to reinstall win7 but it wont load, not even in safe mode. It goes to a boot screen where the only option is Windows EMS.

So I ran KillDisk again. What I dont understand is why I see the previously set-up partitions:
C:\ (40% of hdd for windows)
D:\ (60% saved for Mint)
Q:\ (for MS Office starter/trial whatchamacallit)

Uhm, what gives?

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Hi,
Intermittently, I have a problem where the boot up sequence freezes at the Starting Windows logo/screen. I then have to restart the PC, and the only way to get a clean start-up is if I go into the BIOS, and Save Changes and Reset (even if I don't make any changes). The PC might work then for another 1 or 20 boots before the problem recurs again. If I don't go into the BIOS and Save/Reset then it simply refreezes each time.
Have launched start-up repair but it always says it can't repair anything.
Have spoken many times with the retailer and changed a few overclock settings / voltages etc. etc. but no lasting improvement.
Anyone any idea what could be causing such an intermittent fault - and one cured for the next restart by entering/exiting the BIOS?

Specs are:
Intel Core i5 2500K Processor Overclocked to up to 4.8GHz
Asus P8Z68-V LE Motherboard
8GB Corsair PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 Memory
Chillblast NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1536MB
120GB Corsair Force 3 Solid State Drive
Sound Blaster Audigy SE PCI
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 

Answer:Intermittent freeze at "starting Windows" screen

have you tried to boot your computer to safe mode ?
 

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

Any input/idea at this point would be welcome.

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

Hi,

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

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Hey this is probably my first time ever creating a thread on troubleshooting something about my PC.okay lets startoff that in the very beginning i had XP and decided to upgrade to win7 ultimate x64. It worked out awesome no problems. Last night i was playing a game and i fell asleep on my bed. i woke up in the middle of the night and shut it down with the power button method. This morning i wokeup and i couldnt get into windows, it just wouldnt boot up. I tried doing the repair, restore, nothing worked. I was just stuck on "Starting windows" screen, it was really random. I tried reformatting with windows 7 thinking it would fix the "starting windows" problem but it just kept getting stuck after the fresh install of windows 7. I've wasted 7 hours of my day just frustrated/pissed trying to see wat can possibly be causing this problem. The thing is i went back to installing XP and it works fine. Which is wat im operating under now. I even tried installing XP and then reformatting with windows 7, and nothing..same exact problem getting stuck on the loading screen after the format was done. Could it be BIOS? I cant think of anything else. Especially when windows XP is working, its not like one of my hardware devices are defected. Its just weird because just last night windows 7 was working fine. I dont know wat couldve went wrong just from the time i shut it down to the next morning when i wokeup and i couldnt get past my loading screen. And about my computer k... Read more

Answer:Stuck @ "starting windows" screen, everything was FINE!

Hello Electroh0lic, Welcome!

I must confess I am having difficulty understanding your post. No offense intended, could you please try again, this time using proper punctuation and capitalization?

Don't know if this is applicable, but you can try looking in my post http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...-problems.html to see if anything in there helps.

Thanks,
~Jonathan

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Over the last couple weeks I have been having this problem where my PC hangs on the "Windows Starting" screen for around 60-90 seconds. I have experienced less than 30 seconds (usually around 5-10 seconds) over the past year. My PC specs are as follows:
Asus P8Z77-V LK
Intel i7-3770k
16GB Corsair Vengeance 2133 DDR3 (4X4GB)
MSI GTX670
Corsair HX1050Watt
Corsair Force 3 180GB
Using Windows 7 Pro 64bit then tried Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Any suggestions?
Any additional info that could help just let me know

Answer:"Windows Starting" Screen abnormally slow

Take a look at the link below

Startup Programs - Change

Do method three . Uncheck everything but the Antivirus . If you use any gadgets leave the sidebar checks .

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My system has continually played up since I bought it about 5 weeks ago.
My very first power up gave me three blue screen crashes with a "cpu fan error" and 2 beeps on POST. The system was bought overclocked (from 3.2 to 4 GHz) and I assumed this was the problem but during most of these crashes the BIOS reverted to default settings and still produced errors.
Eventually one of the BSODs corrupted my windows installation so I was forced to reload windows and was told by my suppliuer to run MemTest - this gave no errors after 2 hours so the computer was returned for inspection.
It was returned to me fairly promptly (not a good sign!) after the bios had been reset (same as I had done on numerous occasions) and tested without fault for 24 hours.
Guess what happened when I powered up - yes the dreaded BSOD after the " starting windows" screen appeared.
The BSODs vary and include stop:0x24, 0x50 and 0x3b errors. I also am now getting blank screens regularly after the starting windows message and the only way to get over this is to power down and restart. Once up and running the computer nearly always performs OK - it is just the starting phase that gives a problem.
I have tried many of the suggestions listed on this thread including reseating all connectors, memory sticks, video card, adjusting ram voltage , dram frequency, updated the bios, reloading windows (three times so far) without effect.
I have just ordered some different ram to try bu... Read more

Answer:BSOD after "starting windows" startup screen

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ColWar


My system has continually played up since I bought it about 5 weeks ago.
My very first power up gave me three blue screen crashes with a "cpu fan error" and 2 beeps on POST. The system was bought overclocked (from 3.2 to 4 GHz) and I assumed this was the problem but during most of these crashes the BIOS reverted to default settings and still produced errors.
Eventually one of the BSODs corrupted my windows installation so I was forced to reload windows and was told by my suppliuer to run MemTest - this gave no errors after 2 hours so the computer was returned for inspection.
It was returned to me fairly promptly (not a good sign!) after the bios had been reset (same as I had done on numerous occasions) and tested without fault for 24 hours.
Guess what happened when I powered up - yes the dreaded BSOD after the " starting windows" screen appeared.
The BSODs vary and include stop:0x24, 0x50 and 0x3b errors. I also am now getting blank screens regularly after the starting windows message and the only way to get over this is to power down and restart. Once up and running the computer nearly always performs OK - it is just the starting phase that gives a problem.
I have tried many of the suggestions listed on this thread including reseating all connectors, memory sticks, video card, adjusting ram voltage , dram frequency, updated the bios, reloading windows (three times s... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks
A.J. Sellers

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Ive just formatted my pc with a copy of windows xp 64 bit to give it a try... for certain reasons ive decided to go back to my copy of xp 32 bit.... but when i boot from CD to format my pc with the 32 bit... i get up to the blue screen saying "windows setup" at the top and "setup is starting windows" at the bottom, and nothing else happens... the cd works fine on other computers just not mine :cry
 

Answer:screen freezes at "setup is starting windows"

took hard drive out and formatted it on another pc, put the hard drive back into my pc, but if i dont have the windows cd in the drive on start up i get NTLDR missing press ctrl alt del to restart..... now ive read up on the millions of things that could cause this problem, yet if i go to format again, suprise suprise i still cant get past the "setup is starting windows" screen.... is there a way i could sort the NTLDR problem without having to leave the cd in the drive 24/7
 

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I did a search for this problem and found a solution that said there should be a file in the c:\ directory called logo.sys that held the BMP picture of the "Starting Windows X"
splash screen displayed during system startup.

I have Windows 98 and this file does not exist on my system, I tried creating a BMP and saving it as this filename but then no splash screen was displayed during system startup! - is it a format issue maybe?
 

Answer:{SOLVED}Changing the "Starting Windows X" Screen

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First, the specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Lenovo G570
Intel Core i3
Let me know if you need anything else...
Now for the symptoms:
My computer has recently been having trouble booting from the shutdown state. I am not having trouble "un-hibernating." The problem seems to only arise if I restart completely or shutdown and then turn the laptop back on. The problem began about 2 weeks ago. The screen got stuck on the image of the windows icon after the little swirling dots come together (boot screen animation). After almost 15 minutes, I lost patience and decided that something was wrong and manually powered down by holding down the power button. I then entered startup repair and restored the system to a previous restore state. This seemed to work and I didn't have problems for about a week. I then turned off the computer and left it at home while I traveled for about a week.

Upon my return, I tried to turn on the computer and it got stuck on the "Starting Windows" screen again. I did the same thing: restored to a previous restore point and tried to turn it on again. It got stuck on the same screen again. I tried to run the startup repair again, but the repair said that it could not find any problems. The repair module shut down the computer after that. I left it alone for about 5 minutes and tried to turn it on again. It booted without any problem. Strange, but OK.

I turned off the computer for the night af... Read more

Answer:Laptop stuck on "Starting Windows" Screen

One could try file checker command,

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

then : How to Run Disk Check in Windows 7

and then: Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

And try to quickly check: Memory Diagnostics Tool

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I did a reinstall of windows xp, but now at my "windows is starting up" page it takes forever for windows to load. Help.
 

Answer:Solved: slow "windows is starting up" screen

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hi

i am new and am having a ridiculously annoying problem with windows xp

every time i click restart my computer, it freezes at blue windows is starting up screen....i hold down the power button turn it off and turn it back on again and it starts up flawlessly

then whenever i click restart again....it freezes....so basically i have to restart my computer twice every time to get in...help???

i have a dell XPS 420, 3gbram, 3.0 core 2, evga 8800GT

i have reformatted and reinstalled windows and it has not helped at all...perhaps its one of the windows updates that is screwing it up??

let me know any other information you guys needs...help

Answer:XP MCE freezes every other time at "windows is starting up screen"

Welcome to TSF....

Have you installed a new graphics card in this computer?

If not then try shutting the computer down and remove the cover of the computer and also the display(video) card and clean the traces off, and also use a can of compressed air to clean out the processor heatsink (DO NOT take the heatsink off the processor) also air out the rest of the inside of the enclosure as much as you can, oh to save your life do this outside if possible since you might get shot for making a mess inside the house.<g>

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Hi all,

My computer restarts after "Starting Windows" screen. This problem is not happening every time... Today it happens around three times... Wat cud be the problem... ??? Plz help...

Answer:System crashes after "Starting Windows" screen... Help...

  
Quote: Originally Posted by NRT


Hi all,

My computer restarts after "Starting Windows" screen. This problem is not happening every time... Today it happens around three times... Wat cud be the problem... ??? Plz help...



Memory corruption probably caused by a driver. please run these two tests

1-Memtest.

*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program.

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

2-Driver verifier






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I'd suggest that you first backup your data and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)&q... Read more

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

Answer:Computer stuck at "starting windows" screen

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

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Hi everyone, this is the first time Iím posting on here so please bear with me.

The situation: HP laptop hangs on "Windows is starting up..." screen for ever and a day! Iíve tried safe mode but its gets to exactly the same point and than doesnít go any further. I havenít tried any other remedies as I thought Iíd seek some advice since Iím not that Ďwith-ití on these technical issues.

I have work on the hard drive that I would really like to be able to recover as otherwise I would have carried out a complete systems reinstall. Is there any way of me being able to do a reinstall and not loose my work?

From the things I've tried I can't even return the settings to the way they were when the laptop worked ok...

All help greatly received...

Thanks
A
 

Answer:HP laptop hangs on "Windows is starting up..." screen

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Hello,

I have had trouble with my laptop for a while now. It is an Acer ASPIRE 5741Z-5433. It worked great for many months, but after a while I broke the LCD screen and had it replaced. After the replacement, the computer itself stopped working. Once I turn it on, it seems to boot normally until it reaches the Starting Windows screen with the turning windows Logo, but right after this, the screen goes black. I've been doing this with an external monitor, because the laptop's LCD screen is having problems again (it's at 0 brightness, cannot see anything unless I focus on the screen for about half an hour and adjust to the light level). I have no idea why this is happening, because I reset the laptop. I know this worked, because if I start in safe mode it says Setup is preparing your computer for first use, before telling me that it cannot be set up in safe mode, which restarts it into the same problem, starting windows then going black. I've searched the forums, and nothing has helped.

Thanks in advance for any useful advice, because I've looked absolutely everywhere and nothing I saw helped.

P.S. Any solutions that require safe mode won't work because windows is not set up anymore. I'm willing to reinstall windows if this is the easiest solution, but Acer never gave me a recovery CD and I don't want to spend $150 dollars or more on something I already own.
 

Answer:Laptop screen dies after "Starting Windows"

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Hello,I have been in quite the flurry since I came up with this problem this morning. First Ill give you all the tech specs. See, I have a Toshiba Prot?g? M200 Tablet PC running windows 7. The M200 was specifically designed for Windows XP, so there are some small driver issues here and there. I got the laptop used via Cragslist. The man who sold it to me was very knowledgeable on PC systems and such. I bought the laptop for $200 (I'm a student, so that was a godsend). The man fully reformatted the HD and put a fresh install of Win 7 on it. A big problem is that I DO NOT have the Win 7 license, HE does. I have no recovery discs or anything.This laptop was bought because I needed to use one program that only runs on PC platforms. I have been getting by with just about the bare minimum and everything has worked perfectly for the past two years since I bought it.I have it loaded with the max amount of RAM the model can handle: 2 GB. It has NVIDIA GeFORCE FX (I believe that is the graphics card?). I cannot say much more about what else it has for hardware, drivers, etc. as I cannot access ANYTHING on the computer. You can find the manual for this model here (PDF or HTML): http://www.fixya.com/support/p511024-toshiba_portege_m200_p000388600_tablet/manual-14757Now for the walkthrough of what happened:I was showing my family some files on my laptop this morning. All was normal. I walked away, leaving the computer plugged in, powered on, and with two web pages open. I was gone fo... Read more

Answer:Win 7 will not boot - screen is stuck on "starting windows"

QuoteAlso, something that might be of importance is that last night I was browsing the internet and I tried to download some file. It downloaded and then said it could not work (don?t remember exact error message). Then a little window would pop up saying that I had one message alert: something about a potentially dangerous presence on my computer. I deleted the message and then x'ed out of it assuming it was spam. Everything was still working fine after that and through to late this morning.Hi Yugima,Welcome to Computer Hope!Have you tried System Restore?After you install software it makes changes to the registry or delete files, and sometimes you may even modify some settings knowingly or unknowingly. In your case, the file you downloaded may install on your computer without your knowledge. It is possible that the system may start crashing or become unstable. If that happens you can undo all this changes and restore the system to earlier time by using System Restore Utility.Press F8 when your computer starts.Choose System Recovery which should be the first optionYou will be prompted for user name password which should be an administrator account.Next you will get 5 ways of making  a restore : Startup repair, System Restore, Windows complete pc restore, Windows Memory Diagnostic tool and Command promptSelect System RestoreThe System restore windows will display list of restore points which was already created by the computer itself or if you have done it before.Sel... Read more

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Hello, I have a desktop here where any type of OS installations won't work. If installing Windows the installation get stuck at "Starting Windows" or can't find installation media.During the hang, my hard drive makes a clicking noise for like 10 secs and then stops. If installing Linux distributions, the installation reports that the device for the media is not ready. Any help is appreciated

PC
Acer Aspire AX1430G-UW30P
AMD E-450 dual core processor
AMD Radeon HD 6300 graphics

BTW im not sure if it's BIOS because I don't know if it's UEFI or EFI

Answer:Windows installation stuck at "Starting Windows" or "Device not ready" for linux

The clicking sound could be a bad HDD.

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So I just built my new pc 2 days ago my computer will boot up but I get a realllllly long "starting windows" screen sometimes it just freezes there and I have to hard reset it, if it passes that then it goes into a disk check where it freezes every time after all 3 steps are done any suggestions?

Answer:windows 7 long "starting windows" screen time and froze disk check

I am assuming you are not able to get to the desktop ??

Are you able to get to safemode ??

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I'm building an MAME arcade on a windows machine. To connect the joystick and arcade keys, I use IPAC4 Ultimarc controller. When windows is on and I connect the controller to USB, the controller is detected as a keyboard and everything works fine.
The problem is when I start the system and have the controller connected to the usb drive. The system is stuck at screen "Starting Windows" (even the 4 squares doesn't show-up). As soon as I unplug the controller the windows starts loading fine.
I have to plug the controller after windows is up.
I am looking for a solution to start windows without any issues and detect the controller automatically.
Appreciate any suggestions.

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Hey all, I am stuck on the "Starting Windows" screen. I tried restarting a few times and trying a few different things but not having much luck. Last night I tried a chkdsk, then tried to do a few things today. See 3 set of links that show the steps I went through:http://postimg.org/gallery/9x476iri/8ebd2ce7/http://postimg.org/gallery/c1ej726q/43afa85f/http://postimg.org/gallery/55kjkebs/a8d11d47/Note the order they were uploaded is junbled so here is the correct sequence, assuming first row is numbered 1,2,3, then second row 4,5,6 (hope it makes sense), then here is their correct order:Link 1: 4,5,8,7,9,6,1,2,3Link 2: 5,2,4,1,3,6Link 3: 6,4,1,7,3,5,2And at the end after it restarts I am back at the starting Windiws screenI am using windows 7 home edition, x64 bitI got told a number of times to reboot using windows 7 DVD, but it doesn't seem to be noticing the DVD, even though I checked on the BIOS and it has CD/DVD as first then hard drive as second.I last installed Dosbox and I thought it (and an old game I downloaded from a website) might be the culprit as that was the only different thing I did before the problem occurred. I wanted to uninstall the program dosbox via the command prompt (as you can see in the pics I have access to command prompt) but I can't get wmic to work for me, which will list the program for me. Not sure how else to delete it. Would Dosbox somehow have affected the hard drive?Any help would be much appreciated!Edit: I forgot to ad... Read more

Answer:Stuck at "Starting Windows" screen, DVD won't boot Windows 7,& wmic doesn't work

OK so bizarre, I took the computer apart, cleaned the insides a bit with a vacuum cleaner and blow drier, put it back together and now it works great! Sorry guys, not sure why it decides to work now!

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When i start my computer it will hang at the Screen mentioned for like 2 1/2 minutes it is very annoying and I couldnt find any help for my specific problem. I have already tried these steps.
1. running spyware cleaners
2. turning off network sharing
3. clearing my msconfig of all startup programs
 

Answer:"Windows is starting up" Screen hangs

could try finding a copy of BootVis to show you what process is taken the longest to startup. Might point to some corrupted/missing files

What is in your system logs
 

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Hello all and firstly; good morning!

This is my problem and things that I have tried.

(Windows 7 64bit Ultimate)



PROBLEM:
After using my PC as an alarm as I miss placed my phone it simply black screens after boot "starting windows".

I used a program called "Perfect Alarm" - I did notice some sort of error upon waking but I was in a rush to get to work so just closed the error and shut down my PC normally.

Getting home from work and switching my PC on I was greeted by a black screen and cursor after "starting windows". Nothing responds. Can't Ctrl-Alt-Del, can't right click, multiple shortcuts all do not work.



SOLUTIONS I HAVE TRIED:
I tried safe mode (all safe modes) same story but a bigger cursor

I tried switching my screens around/unplugging 1/taking all ram out but 1 stick (tried multiple sticks), unplugged DVD drive, unplugged speakers no luck

I tried leaving it for hours, no luck

Many Many restarts / Leaving PSU off for a few minutes, no luck

Returned everything to Failsafe defaults in Bio's (machine is overclocked), no luck

F8 - All viable options. Nothing solves the issue. System restore etc

Put the installation disk in, set all 3 boots to "CD-ROM" and "Boot menu" to CD ROM. Brings up "booting from CD" waits a few seconds and then proceeds to just ask me if I would like to start windows normally/safe mode etc.

Tried installing Linux with a (REALLY OLD) disk. tried a few di... Read more

Answer:Black Screen after "starting windows" tried everything, please help.

Try to run sfc /scannow at startup

Here are the insructions

YBL

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hi everyone

i'm looking a solution for my Sony vaio pro 13, i want to install win 7 pro, this laptop have win 8.1 single language. I don't want loose the recovery partitions etc.

So i do some things for install:

Rufus with gpt compatibility
add usb 3.0 drivers with the dism commands... etc

after many hours of learn and read i get the "install win 7 screen" but it's freeze on the "starting windows screen"

bios UEFI/secure boot disable/external drives first, etc

and i can't boot from the sd card... (but with the intel usb 3.0 drivers should be okay)

sorry my english, searching in forums there's many people with the "freeze problem"

any ideas or not possibility to install win7 and win 8 dual?

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Hey guys, first time poster here!

So I purchased a computer 2 weeks ago and put it together myself. It consists of;

GA-P55-UDR3 Mobo
i5 750 CPU
ATI 5770 GPU
2 x 2G G.Skill Ripjaws Ram
CM RC-690 case with included generic CM PSU

I recycled the WD 500G HDD from my old computer, along with the optical drive.

However since putting it together, I have had a consistent problem. When Windows 7 Ultimate 64x boots up in the mornings, or after any extended period of time, my system crashes directly after "Starting windows" (Just as it reaches the desktop).

The computer then resets itself like normal, but the process will just loop on and on.

if I manually turn of the computer however, then get the "start windows normally" prompt and select it, it will boot up completely fine and be fine until the next time it is off for a long period of time.

Thinking it may be the power supply; seeing it like takes time to "warm up" before it decides to work normally, I took it back to where I purchased the parts, and they did a full diagnostic for me.

None of the hardware was faulty, they crosschecked it with other parts and ran hardware tests for 2 days.

They didn't even charge me full price for the diagnostic because everything was fine. They said it would be a Windows 7 installation problem and to reinstall it. So i did; but i still have the same problem.

I am thinking perhaps it could be a driver issue. I have tried running msconfig and turning off all... Read more

Answer:Blue Screen After "Starting Windows"

Does it do it in safe mode?

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Last night I was trying to install an iogear bluetooth driver from their site. When it finished all of my desktop icons but about 3 or 4 were gone and everything in my start menu was gone too. I restarted it but now it seems to be "stuck in a loop" for lack of a better term. It gets to the "Starting Windows" screen and then loops back to it. When I start it I get an option screen to start normally or repair using a disc. It loops when I start normally and when I put the disc in it tries to reinstall the whole system. I can hear the hard drive spinning down like its going to sleep or something when it loops. Anybody know what might be the cause of this?

Answer:PC loops at "Starting Windows" screen

By the way, safe mode doesn't work either. It just does the same thing.

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Hello All, unfortunately, I'm back again with more problems. Few weeks ago I ran into some internet problems when I'm not sure are related or not. But that went away and then my compute would freeze and I would have to reboot. After I noticed what was happening I just new BSOD was next. Yesterday was completely fine. I turned the computer on and BSOD after BSOD. I've managed to get into safemode with networking so I can make this post and it's been about.. 30mins and everything seems fine. Also I went into BIOS and heard a BEEP then the computer froze. Going to try to boot normally and see where I get if not I'll be back into safe mode waiting for further help. Thank you.

Answer:BSOD right after "Starting Windows" screen goes away

It contains no dump file.. Do you know the error on the bsod, or the STOP code (like HIGH_IQRL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL; STOP 0xD1)

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Hi,

I have had Windows 7 on my computer for over a month now, I have had no problems other than a Wireless networking adapter driver issue. However over the last couple of days the OS has been playing up, the main thing that has occured is a BSOD idicating a graphics problem. However earlier on today it finally gave up, now I am stuck. The Windows 7 repair system indicates no issue, and I cannot fix or upgrade the OS from the cd. I managed to get it to work fine in safe mode, with networking allowing me to download a update for my graphics card; still No success. So now I am completely stuck in Safe mode as the only working part of the computer, and I will only do a clean install as a last resort!

Cheers in advance for any assistance!

Answer:Freeze at "Windows Starting Screen"

Post any dump files you have & im sure someone can help
http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...d-problem.html

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Hello,

I have a HP Touchsmart 300-1017 Windows 7 64 bit computer. About a week ago I was trying to clean a virus that was redirecting the links within Google. I was using IOBit and Adaware and figured I would update them while I was at it. So I was in the middle of updating them when I left for work and by the time I got back the computer was frozen. My wife said she pressed Deny when Spybot S&D was asking permission for the programs to make changes to the registry.

Anyway, now the computer freezes at the Starting Windows screen. When I try to start in safe mode the last file that loads is ahcix86s.sys then it freezes. I ordered the System Restore CD's from HP they just came in today.

I put them in and I go to the boot menu to boot from the CD but it still freezes at the Starting Windows screen.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Shane
 

Answer:Freezing at "Starting Windows" Screen

try the steps and update ;-

http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/313349-need-an-experts-help-wlaptop-that-wont-boot/
 

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