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5 minute reboot - BIOS issue?

Question: 5 minute reboot - BIOS issue?

I have a several month old Dell Dimension 4600 running WinXP Home, with dual monitors, which runs great, I'm happy. If I have to reboot for some reason, everything shuts down fine, but system shows the F2/ F12 screen briefly, then goes to black screen with the underline cursor
for 5 minutes! After 5 minutes, the HD kicks in, XP loads normally and everything runs fine. Scanning through the various BIOS setup items, Fast Boot is on, system is set to boot from C: first, then CD; and there dont seem to be any "weird" or obviously wrong settings of any kind. Any suggestions?
I have also run msconfig and gone though turning off start up programs, etc. but once loading XP begins, everything runs fine, just takes 5 minutes to start...

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Answer: 5 minute reboot - BIOS issue?

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I would like to report a BIOS issue with the T460s with a Lenovo EM7345 4G LTE WWAN adapter. With the WWAN adapter installed the system hangs upon reboot. When the WWAN adapter is removed the issue does _not_ occur. When the WWAN adapter is installed in a T450s the issue does _not_ occur in the T450s. Symptoms:Upon a reboot, the T460s will hang in POST with a black screen for approximately 50 seconds before the Lenovo logo appears. After these 50 seconds, the T460s powers up fine except that the WWAN card will _not_ work. After a cold reboot (poweroff - poweron) the issue does not appear, i.e. the system does not hang and the WWAN card works normally. How to reproduce:Method 1: Power on the system, enter the BIOS, exit the BIOS -> hangsMethod 2: Boot into Windows, reboot the computer -> hangs System details:T460s, core-i7, NVMe-SSD, EM7345 4G LTE WWAN BIOS details:Vendor: LENOVOVersion: N1CET43W (1.11 )Release Date: 04/14/2016BIOS Revision: 1.11Firmware Revision: 1.9 With older BIOS versions (1.08, and 1.09) the same issue existed.

Answer:T460s with WWAN hangs at reboot - BIOS issue EM7345 is not supported in T460s, EM7455 is. It should report the BIOS error 1802 but is apparently does not work as expected. Lenovo has bugs even in such "core" BIOS features like WWAN whitelist I am sure they'll fix this issue very quickly, as everything that makes things worse for customers while real issues are left unnoticed. As for "Why ?" there is already long thread about it. Don't try to find any logic there.

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Specs: P4 2.6 Invidia FX 5200Ultra 512 Mbs PC 3200 on XP Home SP2
AV-Avast Home (uninstalled upgraded to latest version)
Firewall-Sygate Pro (uninstalled upgraded to latest version)
Inernet Connection-External USB ADSL modem (PPoE) @3Mbps

Problem 1: XP Home reboots in the 3+ minute range. Once it gets to the 'Starting Windows XP' screen, it loads fine. Some damnthing is hanging.

Problem 2: MY comp is running slow. Expeciially on the net. Task manager is reporting no excess network use. IE 6 acts like it's on a 56k modem. I use Mozilla FireFox, which runs fine, but my wife is a IE 6 fanatic. Shareaza and WinMX load slowly and take a minute or more to change tabs. BitTornado (latest versions all) loads and runs fine, but seems to hang after an hour or so. It stops updating speeds, seeds, peers, etc. It also closes slowly. Once I get online, the comp slams on the brakes. Mozilla is the only app that seems unaffected. Sygate is also logging a lot of portscans. 7 in the in the last hour or so. All from the same IP address. I've tried a reboot to get a new IP adress, but the port scans start up agan after about an hour, last about an hour then stop. So far I've resisted the urge to backrace since it'll only egg the @$$hole on.....though if anyone has an ICBM I could use..........

NOTE I read the rules and I'm not asking for help with my P2P apps. Just mentioning them since they are affected. I installed the other ones since BT was acting flakey... Read more

Answer:XP 3+ minute reboot.

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XP pro freezes in one to three minutes after I reboot with no applications running. Num Lock light will go off and on with toggle.  Hard drive light is active for a couple of minutes but then goes to a steady blink-the cursor will not activate anything and eventually I get an hourglass that never goes away until I reboot.Does not freeze in Safe ModeI have defragged and run memtest--OKWas able to nurse it through Norton update and a current scan--found no viruses. Once I got the virus scan going it did a complete scan-5-10 minutes and did not freeze??BOXX computer with  Dual XEON 3.06 with 4 GB ram (ram from BOXX) Nvidia Quadro FX 1000 128MB graphics card with 2 73GB 10000 rpm scsi drives XP Pro.The unit is under warranty, and the manufacturer is sending me 2 new drives (one with new OS installed).  However, I somehow do not believe the drives are the problem and I may lose all of my programs and data for nothing.Suggestions greatly appreciated. Roger

Answer:XP freezes about one minute after reboot

I would think it would of been a virus.Your computer should be very fast with those specs.Try another virus scan like the trend micro house call.Norton is no good it never finds anything that's why i got rid of it a year ago. R0SS

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Hi! Had good results with this forum; back again!Working on my nephew's computer, I noticed Google searches were being redirected. Microsoft didn't catch the initial problem so I ran Malwarebytes and Eset Online scanner which found and clean some problems. Rebooted. Microsoft Security Essentials found Sirefef trojan, cleaned and rebooted. Now every I boot the computer it says it will "restart automatically in one minute" (both safe and normal mode)OS is VistaAV is MSEAdvanced Boot options does NOT give me "Repair you computer" optionI do not have the Windows installation disk, although it might be possible to find with a lot of hunting.Please help!(As an aside, the reason I went to my nephew's computer was to check on the router... On my laptop my Symantec Endpoint Protection was giving me popups that it a "port scan attack is logged" coming from the router. Since it was being blocked I figured I would use the other computer to view router's admin page.)

Answer:Sirefef (one minute reboot)

I booted to safe mode and brought up the task manager with a CTRL-ALT-DEL at the first opportunity. I used the processes tab to locate the MSI process and ended it. This allowed me to run DDS and GMER to get the following logs.

Awaiting help,

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 MINIMAL
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_31
Run by COREY at 20:04:59 on 2012-08-12
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1652 [GMT -7:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.... Read more

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My computer has been randomly freezing over the last month. I would come in the morning and the screens wouldn't wake up from shut down mode (those are my power settings) but it got really bad last week when it happened about 5 times in an hour while I was using skype and while I was trying to move files around. Usually what happens is the whole computer just locks up. Today, I actually got a BSOD with the 116 error code. When I rebooted, it something about a BIOS error and had to rebuild it or something. I didn't write it down but once it was done, I rebooted and got back into windows.

I'm at wits end at this point. The fact it just seems to be escalating in frequency worries me. I haven't added any new hardware in years.

Thanks for much for the help!

Answer:BSOD code 116, lots of random freezes the require reboot, bios issue?

The ACER PID on your retail Gigabyte motherboard means your OS is counterfeit.
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
OS Version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner: tamerax
Registered Organization:
Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006 ---> ACER PID
Original Install Date: 5/11/2011, 11:38:24 AM
System Boot Time: 8/25/2015, 12:22:16 PM
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: P67A-UD3P-B3
System Type: x64-based PC
Processor(s): 1 Processor(s) Installed.
[01]: Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~3392 Mhz
BIOS Version: Award Software International, Inc. F4, 4/13/2011
Counterfeit installations such as yours can contain heavily modified code that can cause the installation to behave in unexpected ways. Analysing BSODs and determining their causes on these sorts of installations is completely unreliable, and for this reason most analysts won't attempt it.

My recommendation is to install a genuine copy of Windows 7. This will minimise the problems you are experiencing and make subsequent diagnosis of BSODs far more reliable. Once you are running a genuine Wi... Read more

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I am having the same trouble as many others. Can't do anything cause computer restarts every minute. Here are my FRST logs. Thank you in advance for the help.

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST written by Farbar) Version: 25-07-2012 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 25-07-2012 13:18:19
Running from F:\
Windows 7 Professional (X86) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============

HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe [141848 2009-09-08] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [174104 2009-09-08] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe [151064 2009-09-08] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe -s [7739936 2009-09-16] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKLM\...\Run: [Zune Launcher] "c:\Program Files\Zune\ZuneLauncher.exe" [159456 2011-08-05] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [APSDaemon] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe" [59240 2012-02-20] (Apple Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime [421888 2011-10-24] (Apple Inc.)
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Answer:Sirefef Infection/1 minute reboot

Greetings And Welcome To The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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Got another one for you... Can't stay logged into windows because of a critical error, and rebooting 1 minute later.Here is my frst.txt content...Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 25-07-2012 01Ran by SYSTEM at 27-07-2012 20:21:28Running from I:\Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US) The current controlset is ControlSet001========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe [7981088 2009-07-20] (Realtek Semiconductor)HKLM\...\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup [16333856 2009-07-14] (NVIDIA Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [Start WingMan Profiler] C:\Program Files\Logitech\Gaming Software\LWEMon.exe /noui [190472 2009-09-16] (Logitech Inc.)HKLM\...\Run: [EKAIO2StatusMonitor] C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\x64\3\EKAiO2MUI.exe [3240448 2011-12-10] (Eastman Kodak Company)HKLM\...\Run: [MSC] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey [1271168 2012-03-26] (Microsoft Corporation)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe" [35696 2009-02-27] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [ABNotify] C:\Program Fi... Read more

Answer:Another Sirefef Infection/1 minute reboot

Please do the following:Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. (To do this highlight the contents of the box, right click on it and select copy. Right-click in the open notepad and select Paste). Save it on the flashdrive as fixlist.txt start
1 evrhwdch; \??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\evrhwdch.sys [x]
2012-07-27 17:17 - 2012-07-27 17:17 - 00328704 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\services.exe.2243DA0DB5B173E7
2012-07-27 17:17 - 2012-07-27 17:17 - 00050392 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\wwogfass.sys
2012-07-27 15:35 - 2012-07-27 15:35 - 00328704 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\services.exe.2BADF4F3E3ADF4FB
2012-07-27 15:20 - 2012-07-27 15:20 - 00328704 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\services.exe.3BADF02DBC08DE8D
2012-07-23 11:00 - 2012-07-23 11:00 - 00311296 ____A C:\Users\Courtney_2\AppData\Local\plogolc.exe
replace: C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-s..s-servicecontroller_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_2b54b20ee6fa07b1\services.exe C:\Windows\System32\services.exe
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I have a lenovo ideapady400 that is now almost 2 months old. Earlier today, I noticed that it did not properly go into hibernate when I shut it. The keyboard was still lit up, with no LCD display (including not if I hit Fn+F2) and with the fan at high rpms. I shut it down by holding the powerbutton, and upon rebooting it, it took over 4 minutes to get back to the desktop. It now requires the 4 minutes every time I restart, and it never goes into hibernate with the lid closed (it must be shut down by the power button).Fearing that the computer may be having a serious issue, I tried to make a backup with Onekey recovery, which failed to write a backup (repeatedly). It returned an error saying it couldn't access the partition. I then uninstalled onekey recovery, downloaded it again from the lenovo website. Now when I run onekey recovery it says my system is not able to write a backup.I am now stuck in a tough spot of not being able to backup my laptop and and not being able to do a recovery without losing everything. On the lenovo support site, when I select startup issues, the feedback it gives me is "Thank you for your question. This is a known problem and a solution is being developed. Please check back for updates."Anyone have any ideas what could be causing the main (shutdown/startup) issue?As the laptop is under warranty, should I just send it back to Lenovo?

Answer:ideapad y400 won't shutdown/4 minute reboot

hi hansweeks,
If you PC came with a HDD+SSD drive, try to boot into the BIOS (by repeatedly pressing F2 on startup) and check if both the HDD and SSD are detected (if you're missing one, that HDD might be faulty and needs to be replaced.
If both HDD's are detected (or if your PC came with only a SATA HDD) try to run an HDD diagnostic. Try HD Tune to run HDD error checking in WIndows or create a bottable HDD diagnostic (see steps below).
1. Download the the UBCD ISO
2. Burn the ISO using imgburn
3. Insert the CD that you just created into the defective computer and reboot
4. Upon reboot, continuously press F12 and boot from the ODD/CD-DVD
To burn the diagnostic software on a flashdrive, follow this guide
If you find any errors, you will need send the unit to Lenovo for service. Support phone list here.
For data backup, you can copy / paste your files on a USB flashdrive / hard drive or use this software to clone your hard drive. 
Hope this helps 

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Just this afternoon, I went to use my PC and got the following error; Windows has experienced a critical error and will restart in 1 minute.

Running Windows 7 64 bit....With automatic updates so it should be the latest version of Windows...

My anti virus (Avira 2012 Internet Suite) pops up and states I have 2 viruses. But before the AV can do anything (delete the files) Windows shuts down....I finally got into Safe Mode and tried running my AV, while it was scanning I then got a BSOD. Had to start all over again; Running MalwareBytes now before trying to do the AV scan, just to see if MalwareBytes catches anything.

I have uninstalled the only application I've installed in 3 months, and problem still persists...

I have a Hijackthis log if it needs to be viewed...Just let me know and I'll upload it.

Answer:Windows has a critical error and will reboot in 1 minute

when you get the 1 minute warning, try typing from the start menu "shutdown -a" or "shutdown /a", and the countdown should go away, and you should be able to remove the viruses.

Be sure to disable your system restore backups (delete them), or the viruses may come back. Re-enable them as soon as you are sure you have gotten rid of the viruses.

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I have a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit laptop which is infected with the Win32/sirefef.ah trojan. As soon as the Microsoft Security Essentials launces it causes the system to give this error: WINDOWS HAS ENCOUNTERED A CRITICAL PROBLEM AND WILL RESTART AUTOMATICALLY IN ONE MINUTE and then reboots. This happens a regular boot and in safe mode. MSE cannot be uninstalled either. I've read other threads and would like to know when program needs to be run first so i may supply the log files. Your help is apprecaited.

thank you,

Answer:win32/sirefef.ah trojan (causes one minute reboot)

please run the following:download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.[*]In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) ... Read more

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my l 50 works great on average for 25 to 30 minutes and cuts all alone, I turn it on again and it re works between 25 to 30 minutes all the time if I'm careful I can restart it before cutting the 25 minutes as many times that I want it and it works normally could you help me? thank you.

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I have been beating my head against the wall with this one.
Just got a Gateway E-9520T for a customer. We spent the last week configuring it, installing updates, etc--but it's pretty much vanilla Windows Server 2003 R2 32-bit with exchange 2003. We haven't installed any of their customer applications yet.

During the setup and testing we did everything from leaving it on at night, to shutting down over night, rebooting, etc...

A few days ago it suddenly started taking around 30 minutes to boot and 30 minutes to shutdown.

During the startup/shutdown the RAID array is going crazy. Tons of file access.
When starting up it performs POST correctly, starts booting Windows (2003 Server Logo, with the little scroll thing at the bottom), and then the screen flashes like it's about to switch to graphical mode. But it hangs there with a blank screen for 30ish minutes.

The morning this started we hadn't installed any new drivers, updates, applications, or anything. Just fired the box up.

Gateway thought it might have been the MegaRAID card, so they sent a new one. No change. MegaRAID says their latest firmware fixes an issue that sounds like this problem. Updated the MegaRAID firmware, and it's still taking forever to boot.

What I've done:
Waited forever for the system to come up, rollback driver updates for the RAID card. (no effect)
Booted off Gateway's recovery CD (at their request) and used it to reinstall the factory default drivers. (no effec... Read more

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came home to see windows telling me it needs to reboot due to a recent update. upon reboot I noticed it was sitting there at the animated windows logo prior to the logon screen. the numlock led on the keyboard was stuck so I reset the computer with no change. I then tried safe mode with also no luck. I reset once more and did some googling for quick solutions and about 5 minutes later the computer goes to the logon screen. this is repeatable. i ran a chkdsk /r /f with no change. im not quite sure what to check from here but something is definitely wrong when I go from a 10 second start time to 5 minutes. any ideas?

Answer:how to troubleshoot 5 minute bootup (prev 10s) after win update reboot

Hello and welcome Kevin mate if you can get safe mode which I am assuming of course do a system restore to as far back as you like and then it is just a matter of installing updates until one finds the offender and then you just hide it so it doesn't bother you again. (Right click on it and pick Hide)

If yo are not offered may restore points click on the box for further back ones see pic but I suspect you know about this option

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Hi All,I am having the problem as per the title and cannot seem to remove the sirefef trojan in time before it reboots.I have run a FRST64.exe in system repair and this is the outcome:Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 17-06-2012 04Ran by SYSTEM at 19-06-2012 21:50:20Running from E:\Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English(US) The current controlset is ControlSet001========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe [167960 2011-03-30] (Intel Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [391704 2011-03-30] (Intel Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe [418840 2011-03-30] (Intel Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe [608112 2011-03-29] (Alps Electric Co., Ltd.)HKLM\...\Run: [SysTrayApp] C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray64.exe [1128448 2011-05-27] (IDT, Inc.)HKLM\...\Run: [QuickSet] C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\QuickSet.exe [3668336 2011-03-24] (Dell Inc.)HKLM\...\Run: [IntelTBRunOnce] wscript.exe //b //nologo "C:\Program Files\Intel\TurboBoost\RunTBGadgetOnce.vbs" [4526 2010-11-29] ()HKLM\...\Run: [IntelliPoint] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint&... Read more

Answer:Win7 Reboot after 1 minute, security centre not working

Good evening. Will you fire up FRST64 again but this time I want you to run a search for a file. Paste the following into the Search: textbox and click the Search File(s) button: services.exeLet me have the log that will be found on the flashdrive, as before.

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So ever since I upgraded to a GeForce GTX 460, I've been getting these ~1min long freezes every time my PC just finished loading Windows (either after a cold boot or reboot).

What could be causing this?

EDIT: This didn't happen to me with my old Radeon HD 5770.

Answer:Windows freezes for over ~1 minute after each cold boot/reboot

I would suspect a driver issue fist thing. Check here for the July 2010 version: Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

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Every time I shut down and restart my machine, the screen saver settings resort to the original 1-minute one and goes back to it every time after I've set it to 5-minutes, apply, hit OK and then get out. What gives?

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I set my screen saver to 5 minutes. Hit apply, and OK. The settings take hold, but then when I reboot or shut down the machine and turn it back on, it resets to the original 1-minute mode. What gives?

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The screen saver 5 minute setting reverts back to the original 1-minute setting every time the computer is shut down and restarted. What gives?

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I just installed an HP Office Jet 6500 on Windows XP Home. I originally installed the wireless driver, but there were fatal errors. So I uninstalled all drivers using the option on the install CD to uninstall. Then I reinstalled the drivers, but this time selected "wired (USB) install." Everything installed fine this time, but 2 times during the install process, the self-installer said I have to restart my computer to delete files. I did and saw the install through to completion. Problem is that since then, every time I restart my computer, the BIOS screen lasts about 5 minutes. It used to be only 5 seconds. Anybody know an easy way to fix this?

Answer:HP OfficeJet 6500 Causes 5 Minute BIOS boot up...

Welcome to TSF

It may be trying to boot to USB device, go into BIOS and disable this option

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Ok. I've got all the regular stuff for my computer (2 120 Gig SATAs, DVD R/W, CD R/W, ATX Case, Fans, Floppy) now I want to make one last compatablity check for the big stuff, here goes.

A8N-SLI Deluxe
2x 512Mb PC3200 RAM
Athlon 64 3500+
2 GeForce 6600 GTs
and Antec True550 ATX12V

I've have done much research and my decision is still in the air with the PSU. I've read I need the 24 pin ATX 2, while I've heard the EZ-Plug and an adapter solve this dilema. Please give me your opinions.

P.S. I ask this mainly because I did my research today and bought the PSU yesterday. Lost the receipt too like a dummy : (

Answer:Last minute issue resolves

Looks fine, kept im not sure if that is an Asus board or not (if so change it IMO).

Also simpoly make sure the GT's are PCI-X

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My screensaver doesn't kick in for some reason for settings past 1 minute (i've tested it at different times, 2 minutes, 10 minutes, etc.)

So, while it does work for a 1 minute setting, it doesn't for longer time frames...

Any suggestions?


Answer:Screensaver Issue... (past 1 minute)

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So I'm running a repair install on this system and it keeps stopping at 1 minute left, removing temporary files. Ive let it sit for a few hours just to be sure and still nothing. Ive done some searching around and it seems that deleting the catroot2 folder can resolve the issue sometimes. Well I tried that and still nothing. Anyone have any ideas? anyone seen this before?

Answer:windows repair issue. Stops with 1 minute remaining

Try let it sitting over night and see what happens. If there are a lot of Temp files that could take a while

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I have a Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD (512 GB) connected next to the original 512 GB SSD (Samsung MZVPV512HDGL-000H1). When I have the 950 PRO in the Studio I cannot enter BIOS settings. The Studio just stops (hangs) if I try.When I have the drive in the Studio and upgrade BIOS the Studio stops (hangs) during reboot. I have to open the Studio and remove the SSD to be able to perform these two tasks. Then I can insert it again. Otherwise the SSD is working nicely in Windows... This is the strangest thing that I have encountered for years! Anyone else have encountered this? Any workaround?

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help me plz, virus has been detected almost every second or so in AVG scan and it keeps making copies of itself....i'm now running hijackthis and here are the specs.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:50:16 AM, on 4/6/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-tray.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\hqtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynToshiba.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgwb.dat
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgvv.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
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Answer:HELP VIRUS LOP every minute(found in AVG evey minute) using hijackthis HELP!!!PLZ

Hi Welcome to TSG!!
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from Here or Here
Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select Perform Quick Scan, then click Scan.
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy the entire report and paste it in your next reply.
Extra Note:

If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts, click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process, if asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.

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Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Signature EditionIntel i7-6600U16GB RAM - 1 TB Windows 10 Home - Ver 1709Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260Driver is Intel v. When connected to wifi, hibernate and move to a different location with different network and routers, I connect to the router with strong signal, but show "No Internet" and I cannot access the internet. Upon awakening I show as connected to the router with strong signal, but it shows as having "No Internet". If I try to swtich to a different router OR channel it connects and still shows as "No Internet" and I cannot access the internet. Must restart. When I restart, I now have to log in twice. It looks like it works the first time, but returns me to log-in screen where I have to log in again, then it works. In all these cases the only thing I can do is reboot the computer and it connects normally. This means 3-4 reboots per day

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The internet comes and goes. I'll have pages load instantly for a minute or so and then the next click the pages times out. A minute of page refreshing and more time outs and then I'm back to blazing speeds again. This repeats again and again. Restarting the computer, cable modem and router seems to make no difference. I've tried IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari, and again, no difference. I have 4 computers on my home network. This happens on all of them but for the sake of troubleshooting this I have physically disconnected 3 of them from the network. I've reset and reconfigured the router. I've removed the router and connected straight to the modem. No problems. Blazing connection. Added the router back in the loop, reboot and problem occurs immediately. So router problem, right? Yes, except I had the same problem with another router and replaced it with this one. What the...?Here's what I'm running:HP Pavilion Slimline s3200nAMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+ 2.5 GHz3454 MB RAMNVIDIA nForce 10/100 Mbps Ethernet CardWired DLink EBR-2310 RouterMotorola S85120 Cable Modem (Comcast)Windows Vista Home Premium 32-BitAlso, a friend said I should run HijackThis and post the log file here. So here you go!****************************BEGIN LOG FILE*******************************Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:05:23 PM, on 8/28/2009Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning process... Read more

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Hi guys i've got a problem with my toshiba qosmio g20. I've had it running sweet on xp and i recently upgraded it to vista ultimate lite. It for some reason won't read my graphics card geforce 6600. it says the best driver is already installed for you called standard graphics adapter but thats wrong so i can't play games so im gonna put it back to xp but to do that is a mission. this laptop has raid harddrives so I need to install a driver. so i press f8 or whatever it is(can't remember) to enter the menu thing (this is at the blue screen before you enter the partition menu) it comes up with something like "please enter you manufactuers disk into the A:" but i don't have a floppydrive built in to be able. i've tryed usb floppydrivebut it doesn't read as A: so can use on of them. I've heard about useing nlite to put the drivers in a cd with the rebootstuff but i can't getit to read the drivers too. it was easy enough going to vista as you could insert a flash drive with drivers on it.

Please help me fix this or ill have to take it into a shop and pay them.

Answer:reboot issue and graphics card issue NVIDIA

Do you have AHCI or RAID as an option to select in BIOS?

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When powering on the laptop the battery and power lights appear fine.  However, the machine remains completely silent with a completley black screen for almost 3 minutes until, eventually, the BIOS screen messages will begin to appear.  Nothing at all for like 3-4 minutes.

Answer:Weird bootup issue: 2 minute black screen no activity before Lenovo screen

Model of laptop? Operating system?

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Hi All ! Excuse my poor english because i'm french.

A friend gives me his Notebook (a Satellite 4090CDS exactly) because he had a probleme.
In fact, the problem is that when I switch on the computer, i have one and only one message(not even the red toshiba logo) which is "Ready for BIOS update. Place the BIOS update diskette in the drive, and press any key when ready to proceed."

So I go on french toshiba website, in the BIOS download, i find that i have to download this update:

Ok, i download and unzip it to a diskette and i boot the notebook with the disjette, it said that the update was made successfully and automatically reboot.
This time, the red toshiba logo appears, but next i have a black screen with a message:

**** Bad check sum (CMOS) ****
Check system. Then press [F1] key.

And after that, i can't do anything, not even press F1. If i reboot the notebook, i meet myself one more time with the first message "Ready for BIOS update..." and it is still and still the same.

If anyone could help me to understand what is the problem, it would be very nice.


Answer:Satellite 4090 BIOS issue - "Ready for BIOS update..." message appears

It sounds as if your CMOS chip has a problem. It?s possible that the CMOS battery has failed and your BIOS settings are being lost.
Maybe the RTC battery is empty. In this case you should plug the AC adaptor to charge the RTC battery.
Please note that the RTC battery (CMOS battery) will charge after the notebook main battery was fully charged. In this case the charging procedure could take several hours.

But if after this long charging procedure this message appears again so I assume the battery is dead.
I suggest you contact your nearest ASP to get your notebook checked.

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i have an ideapad z360 that i bought last year. i am having a problem with the FAN:whenever i play a GAME the fan doesnt work properly. it does not spin up to HIGHER & MORE EFFICIENT speeds.this causes the graphics chipset (nvidia optimus G310M)  to overheat and crash the game.i can only play for ~30 minutes and then ALL games crash to desktop or worse the notebook hangs.i have already updated the bios... i am currently at bios: 35CN22WW. on the internet i have found posts of people with NEWER bios version 35CN23WW.can anyone please send me the newer bios? its not available online.i wouldnt want to send in the notebook for repair if its just an issue with stupid bios...its a shame that this newer bios version isnt available to all of us!thx

Answer:FAN CONTROL / BIOS ISSUE -> Ideapad Z360 - newer bios ver. 35CN23WW anyone ? help !

hey kayjay,im currently checking with the engineers about this and will get back to you as soon as i can
Just checked with engineering, It is because those people purchase a new machine and those will normally have  the newest BIOS from manufacturer.
However Lenovo does not always update BIOS to the latest version except that when we need BIOS to solve some problem.
It is normal that the BIOS in the support site not to be the  newest.

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I have problems with entering the BIOS and boot. My device requests a password, what can you do? Toshiba service centers in our city is not present. All I could do - press control, tab, control, enter, and the machine gave me PC Serial

Sorry for my English, I used Google translator.

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Question: Bios Reboot Loop

?*?*?*?*#$%^****??? Help me please. Two days ago my Win XP system kind of gave me the boot. I am using my emergency Win98 system to go online. The problem: I cannot access my Hard disk drive on my main(Win XP) system. That is a stand alone system which I assembled from ground up. Components are Asus mb P4P800 Deluxe; CPU=Intel P4 2.6Gb H.T. ; Video Card: ATI All-in-Wonder 9800 128Mb Pro; Sound Card=Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2ZS Platinum Pro; CD-RW=Plexwriter 12/10/32A Model PX-W1210TA(Internal)
DVD burner=DVD-+RW TigerDirect HiVal 1800-3006; Ram=1Gb PC3200 400; Hard disk drive=Maxtor 80GB SATA 7200-8Mb. I had no problems mounting & initiating everything including loading Windows XP Professional. Everything ran smoothly until I decided to load the install software for the Plexwriter(which was a carry-over from my Win98 syst). Win XP warned me of a possible problem with the driver being loaded for this software to run properly but I ignored it and told it to load it. Nothing went wrong. Then I turned everything off and went to bed. The next day I clicked on and could not access my system beyond the "Microsoft Windows XP Professional Flag screen" with the running blue indicator near the bottom half of that screen. Then it goes back into Asus bios boot screen and keeps doing this until I intervene by entering bios or shutting it off. I've tried all 3 possible choices for booting sequence; nothing works. I do not have a Windows Floppy Startup disk. I've... Read more

Answer:Bios Reboot Loop

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If it press reset or about every 6 weeks my pc will not boot. The power light goes on but nothing happens. I have to reset the bios but I have no idea what causes it. Any ideas

Answer:Bios - unable to reboot pc

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Last night my PC froze while i was watching a dvd.

Now, when I power up, it shows the ASUS screen then immediately reboots, it carries on doing this till I switch it off.

I can get into BIOS ok if I'm fast enough but all looks ok in there. I can also get to the boot mode screen and select safe mode but with the same results.

So far I tried removing my 3 memory sticks and trying them one by one (same results). Am I correct in thinking this is a hardware fault? possibly the graphics card, sound card or even (god forbid) the hard drive. Or is there any chance something nasty has got into Windows?

All fans appear to be running ok.

What would be the next steps in the fault finding procedure?

Answer:PC reboot after BIOS screen

Ok, moved on a step. Managed to boot from my windows xp CD and get into recovery panel (repair panel or whatever it's called)

chkdsk reports one or more unrecoverable problems with my c drive. It checks out my second hard drive ok.

Am I right in thinking this is almost certainly a drive failure? I'm tempted to try it on my wifes PC as a second drive to check if anything's recoverable but I'm concerned in case it's actually something nasty on it that may get transferred across.

Any thoughts?

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hi everyone

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

Answer:bios reboot problem

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

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Last night my PC froze while i was watching a dvd.

Now, when I power up, it shows the ASUS screen then immediately reboots, it carries on doing this till I switch it off.

I can get into BIOS ok if I'm fast enough but all looks ok in there. I can also get to the boot mode screen and select safe mode but with the same results.

So far I tried removing my 3 memory sticks and trying them one by one (same results). Am I correct in thinking this is a hardware fault? possibly the graphics card, sound card or even (god forbid) the hard drive. Or is there any chance something nasty has got into Windows?

All fans appear to be running ok.

What would be the next steps in the fault finding procedure?

Answer:PC reboot after BIOS screen

Ok, moved on a step. Managed to boot from my windows xp CD and get into recovery panel (repair panel or whatever it's called)

chkdsk reports one or more unrecoverable problems with my c drive. It checks out my second hard drive ok.

Am I right in thinking this is almost certainly a drive failure? I'm tempted to try it on my wifes PC as a second drive to check if anything's recoverable but I'm concerned in case it's actually something nasty on it that may get transferred across.

Any thoughts?

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Hello community,I have a problem with a Dell 7500. with a raid 5.I'm still stuck at boot device menu. when i choose an option there is no system reaction.Also I can not open Bios F12 or other command does not work.Thank you for sharing, and suppoprt.Regards

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In our organization we have 2 types of thin clients (TC). We have the T620 and the T5740 both are running W7 On these TC we want to apply a new BIOS setting. We want to enable wake on lan, so it?s easier for us to deploy updates.  To apply these settings we created a task in the HP Device Manger that enables WOL. The setting is applied on both types of TC. However on the T5740 the user is not prompted for a restart. These settings are applied when the TC is turned off and on. This give very little impact on the change.On the T620 the user get prompted for a restart, you cannot skip this. This makes it impossible to use this task during working hours. Whereas we can do this with the T5740. So my question is: Is it possible to disable the restart message on the T620?

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Ive plugged my computer in correctly, set it up myself, but the problem is that when it boots up, it asks me to "Reboot or select proper boot device etc.". What i am trying to achieve is an install of drivers for one of my old hard drives with photos and other things that i value. The problem is really that i HAVE tried entering bios and setting the disc drive as the boot device, and ive also tried seeing if my sata cables are busted, but no they are not. I really need some help here, i just cant get it to work.

Answer:Reboot or Select... Tried Bios, Everything...


What i am trying to achieve is an install of drivers for one of my old hard drives

There are no drivers required, for internal or external Hard Drives on a Windows computer. They are loaded by the OS automatically.
Unplug all USB drives (Flash Drives, HDD's, Cameras, Card Readers etc) Not keyboard or mouse. And Restart the computer. Boot into Setup (Bios) is your internal HDD listed here? If not, it is either unplugged or it has failed.

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I'm having trouble flashing my bios.
I have a Satellite Pro L40-15A.

The Toshiba winflash tool that comes with the bios file tells me that the 'Old BIOS can't recognise EEPROM'

I was recommended to use AFUDOS on another forum but that tells me the bios has an invalid boot block.

AMI flas for dos tells me the flash rom is write-protected??? There is no option in bios to disable it and I don't think anyone would be dumb enough to put a hardware Bios protect jumper on a laptop.

Please help


Answer:BIOS update issue on Satellite Pro L40-15A - Old BIOS can't recognise EEPROM

Dear Bruce

Can you please tell me what you want to do and please explain to us your steps to update BIOS on your Satellite Pro notebook?

I have done BIOS update over 20 times last month and I am really wondering what you want to say with terms like EEPROM or AFUDOS. Which BIOS update version you want to use? I presume 5.10. am I right?

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Hi,  My P70 has had a blackscreen with the fans on and power light on. I do believe that the BIOS is dead after I pulled the plug on it updating the BIOS when it black screened during the update restart.  Draining the battery to reboot the BIOS hasn't worked. I read on a forum that depending on the motherboard, the BIOS can be rebooted by a dual BIOS, or by a BIOS USB/CD file.  Where can I download bios from a USB?  The biggest problem that needs to be solved is how to overcome the fact that the CPU doesn't boot and therefore I can't enter the motherboard BIOS.  Any ideas?   

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Long story short:
I had long running problems with my Style Note laptop (W10), which was experiencing several BSODs a day and giving a pretty wide variety of errors messages for each BSOD.
I sent it back to manufacturer who blamed the whole thing on a dust build up
Just got it back this evening after about 10 weeks of lame excuses, switch on and get this message on a black screen
"Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert boot media device and press a key"
Now, I have restarted and opened BIOS to check the boot sequence and can only see my SATA drive in port 2, no sign of my SSD drive (which I assume should be port 1 or 0).
The SSD was my Crive which had windows etc. installed and now there is no sign of it on the BIOS.
I have no idea where to go from here. I do have a W10 DVD but I am reluctant to reinstall in case the manufacturer can then somehow point the finger at me if I have to send it back again.
Any ideas?

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I have a Biostar A880G+ MB with a AMD Phenom II X2 560BE cpu.... it will reboot fine if NO changes have been made in the bios... BUT when i make a bios change (mild overclock or up the Vcore) then the machine won't reboot by itself...i have to manually shut off the power, wait , then it will reboot..

i have tried update and back dating the bios, but no change.....everything seems fine once i boot into Windows 7... so i assume the cpu is ok...



Answer:won't reboot after bios setting change

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I have a thinkcentre E73, A.K.A. the 10AU-003FMH, that has bios version 46.This is an excellent and impressive machine, but I am having trouble updating the bios (not for an acute reason, just because that hadn't happend for a long time).I tried under W7 (64) and with the boot CD, and everytime it goes well until the reboot.After reboot the power comes back up but 'only on the button': the screen / mouse / keyboard don't become active and eventually I have to shut it down. Lucikly it still works afterwards, but only on the old BIOS. Any ideas?The update should have been done months ago when it was still under warranty!

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Alright so I have a Dell Laptop Latitude E5420 and I have Windows Home Premium 64 bit installed in it.
So far I am not enjoying it just because it's a 64 bit and I'm not a huge fan of it.
I'm deciding to switch to Windows 7 Pro 32 bit and I have a disc that I have bought at Microsoft's webpage.
Thing is my laptop won't boot from the CD and I want to clean my hard drive out and install a fresh files of Windows 7 onto it. So basically I want to replace the Windows Home Premium 64 bit with Windows 7 Pro 32 bit.
After shutting down my laptop, I power it back on and press F12 to get to the screen that asks me where do I want to go. I take myself to the BIOS Settings, find the boot settings and the selections are grayed out.
When I try to disable the security to let the selctions back up in white it asks me for this password?
I honestly don't remember putting a password on the BIOS settings and I did buy this laptop myself.
Any suggestions, comments, or instructions is helpful!

4/10/2013 - Opening Dell Latitude E5420 *Attempt to reboot Bios*

I have uploaded 3 pictures 1 is the CMOS unplugged....hopefully it is.
The other two pictures are the bottom of the laptop while the last picture is the top where I dissembled the keyboard part.

Answer:How do I reboot my Laptop when the BIOS settings won't let me?

I apologize for doing this, but why do you want to replace Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit with Windows 7 Professional 32-bit?

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Both I and Dell support seem to be stumped with this one so I'm welcoming any suggestions:
Brand new Optiplex 3040

The computer was imaged with our generic department Win7 image and worked for a few days just fine. Since then it will get into and out of the BIOS (and any BIOS related testing/areas) just fine, but immediately after the hand-off to Windows it crashes into a reboot - and loops. Attempting to boot into safe mode (or any of the safe-mode variants) will get a little farther, but instead give a BSOD during the loading of drivers. I will get a few different BSOD's, usually it spits out a "Paging area" stop code.
I can do anything in the BIOS I like without issue - including 2 hour diagnostic which comes back clean.
Attempting to boot to Win7 DVD OR network WDS server gets the reboot issue.
(There is no way to get into Windows)

What I've tried:
Put a known working drive into the troublesome computer - It boots into Win7 just fine.
Put the troublesome drive into a known working computer - It boots into Win7 just fine.
Put known working RAM into troublesome computer - it boots just fine.
Put troublesome RAM into known working computer - fine.
Put known working video card into troublesome comp - fine.
Vice-versa of above with troublesome video card - fine
Dell sent a rep to replace the motherboard - still get the reboot issue.
Tried different SATA cables - still get the reboot.

My final guess is the one thing we can't replace - the ... Read more

Answer:Reboot loop immediately after BIOS

Attempt this:
Set system BIOS to LEGACY Boot
Install a clean empty hard drive
You should get an error, no boot menu or no operating system installed.
At this point you can install a new OS. The old one will not work and is likely corrupt.

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i have a hp laptop and need a bios password to boot the computer, anyone that can help

Answer:Need BIOS password to reboot HP laptop

Are you sure you're being asked for the BIOS password? There should be no need to enter a password unless you're actually trying to access the BIOS.

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Solution: Reflashed to 10.08 with the drive in. Still not booting.

Reflashed again, using a different key- BOOTED!


Thanks for the assist. Marked Solved.

Solution: Ensure usb key formatted to Fat32, format it again, don't flash bios unless you actually need to, and most of all- with this particular board and multiple hard drives, do not update bios to 10.10.

I've had this issue with the "Reboot and Select Proper..." since I did a bios update (cause I'm an idiot.) to 10.10 on my Z77A-GD65 board. Until the update, I had no issues booting.

Previous bios unknown (cause I'm an idiot).

Primary Drive (Sata 3 Intel Port) - 128GB Kingston SSD (Windows 8)
Secondary Drive (Sata 3 Intel Port) - 120 GB Kingston SSD (OSX 10.8.3)
Tertiary Drives: Seagate 1TB (D drive, Problem drive) Port 3 - Sata 2
Seagate 1TB (OSX storage) - Sata 2
Seagate 500GB (OSX backup) - Sata 2

I've checked (and then replaced) connectors, power lines (modular P/S). The system _will_ boot with the secondary (D drive) disconnected and I have hotswap enabled, so I've found a workaround in that I ground myself off on the case and when the Win Logo shows up, I reconnect the drive. The issue with that (other than my fat-a$$ climbing under a desk each time to disconnect and reconnect a drive) is that my case is open and this is an "always on" (I travel and stream to my iPad) PC, so sometimes BitDefender, Windows Update or "Other" force a reboot where my drive is connecte... Read more

Answer:Reboot and Select.. After bios update

I have a 1 TB Seagate drive that if connected to my system, fouls up the whole thing. But there is nothing wrong with it, it simply interferes with the rest of my Seagate Drives.

I tried everything, replacing power and Data cables, even bought an expensive Data line, to noah vail.

Finally I gave up and just stuck it into an External Box.

There might be a power issue with your PSU, maybe it is one too many HDs for it to handle and that HD is breaking the camel's back.

Dont give up, just try different Data cables and buy a good Power Connector.

When all drives are connected, which drives does it detect, also, with the two OSX drives disabled, will it detect and boot?

Try moving the drives around on the SATA bus as well, I've had to do all kinds of finicky things to get my system to find and use all of my drives.

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Hello, I need to unset the "boot secure" in BIOS setup (I have dual-boot Windows/Linux). After that, I can't reboot my computer from the OS. If I am under Linux or under Windows, if I choose "restart computer", it freeze after the reboot. The only way is to make a shutdown (from the OS), and after, a power on. It works, but it's slow. I didn't have this problem before I unset the "boot secure" option. I search a BIOS update to correct that, but I can't find it. How can I solve this problem ?Thank you for your help. Sincerely, E. D.

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Help!! I recently bought this laptop. It was working ok and I decided to upgrade the BIOS from F.33 to F.34. I used Vista 32bit as the OS for running the flashing software. The cooling fan was running at full belt during the flashing process and then returned to a quiet mode as the computer shut itself down on the apparently successful completion of the flashing. However, on powering back on there was no screen display only the leds were lit and the cooling fan operating. I'm therefore unsure as to whether it's the dreaded GPU overheat problem that has caused the failure or a now corrupted BIOS. If it's the latter, is there anyway back if there's no boot up? Any suggestions gratefully accepted.

Answer:DV9565ea Won't Reboot After BIOS Flashed To F.34

An older notebook like the one you have does not have much flexibility when it comes to rolling back to a previous BIOS. If you are seeing a repeating  double blink then the BIOS is corrupt. If you did not see the onscreen messages that gave details of the BIOS reading and writing during the flash, then the BIOS flash did not complete.   There is no "apparently successful completion" of a BIOS flash unless you saw an onscreen message that showed completion. 

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Hello all! I just purchased a T61 and everything works just fine, until I reboot it. When powering it on from completely off, there is no error and it boots into the os with no problem. When performing a reboot from the os, the LCD shuts off, and about 10 seconds later it beeps the 1 3 3 1 error code, corresponding to a DIMM or System Board error. I ran the PC Doctor utility and scanned the system board and everything else and it all passed. Do you think it's just a bad memory module? Or do I need a new system board? Any insight will help! Thankyou! PS: The system board is 7663

Answer:T61, Bios Error code only on reboot...

what GPU do you have? well since you just got it, do you have the option of returning it?

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Hello,I recently noticed a stange problem with my Lenovo Y50-70, i7 4710HQ / 16GB Ram / 860M 2GB.Every time I try applying new setting on the bios, changes never persist after the reboot.My BIOS version is 3.03 and I can't flash an older version because I can't enable the Back-Flash option. I already check the CMOS battery level and mesured 3.15V, which shoud be enough. Any ideas ?Thanks for advance !

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Each time I startup my computer, when the black screen bios appears, I get these entries... every time:

C:\>Rem TShoot:C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\NETWOR~\VIRUSS~1\40~1.XX\scanpm.exe c:\



The second entry I've seen on several computers before.... the first one however, is a mystery and I think it may be bogging down my system somewhat. When I was in Safe Mode earlier while defragging, I checked Msconfig and read that "a program could not be identified and because of this, the system switches it to MSDOS mode, which may cause lower computer performance" (in so many words). I tried to navigate to this supposed problem and found no NETWORK file at all in the COMMON files... navigation dead-ends there.

Any suggestions as to whether I can correct this (or need to) would be greatly appreciated. If more info is needed, let me know.

Windows 98 SE
160 MB RAM

Answer:Strange bios message with each reboot

That first one is the McAfee Command Line Scanner for DOS.

Open a MS-DOS Prompt.
type edit c:\autoexec.bat
Rem TShoot:C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\NETWOR~\VIRUSS~1\40~1.XX\scanpm.exe c:\

Delete both lines.
Save the autoexec.bat
Exit the program.

That's it, when you reboot you won't see those lines anymore.

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My computer when powering up goes into bios update, which it does by writing new image, verifying the image, then wont restart into windows and just keeps writing the bios image again and again.  I can never get it to restart into windows at all.

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I have the following home built pc for more than 1 yr without problem and recently it started having problem about 2 months ago, until it became very severe during this time I didn't change or add any hardwares to the configuration:

AMD Athlon 64 3200+
Motherboard MSI K8N NEO-Platinum (MS-7030)
Memory PC2700 DDR 512 MB
Power supply 400 Watt
Windows XP Professional

The computer was fine until 2 months ago when I detect the first symptom and here is what happened:
- pc force to shut down all my application and then close Windows properly. It happens once, then twice a week. Then I notice that my computer turn by itself in the middle of the night etc.
- After 3 - 4 weeks doing that it get worse, it started to give me only few minutes on windows and then force to shut down on me.
- After 6 weeks it won't let me pass booting windows xp and it reboot constantly, and even when I check the bios setting.
- Enough said I thought it was hardware problem. so I swapped new memory module, and problem still persist.
- disconnect all modem, HD connection and problem still persist. reset mobo jumper and it's the same thing.
- finally send the MB back to MSI...and they replace it with a brand new one.
- Got my MB back today and hook everything up....and what in the world the problem is still keeps rebooting and the farthest it let me pass was few second on Bios o... Read more

Answer:PC reboot like crazy, shut itself down on BIOS - tried everything

very detailed.. i like it

few more troubleshooting..

you havent mentioned if you swapped the video card (or maybe i missed it )

download everest home and/or speedfan, post us the temperatures and voltages reported in the sensors area. clean dust out, and check that you have thermal greasse applied to the cpu-hsf.

check that the motherboard is not shorting to the case?

download memtest onto a bootable cd/floppy and test your ram 1 stick at a time

if you need to test your cpu, then you'd have to bring it to a shop to do in..

try and do a chkdsk /f and defrag on your hdd.. check in windows/minidumps folder if there is any recent minidumps..

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Have benefited from reading many great posts on this forum, but can't yet find quite what I need.

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit has been running fine for six months, but has begun rebooting to BIOS after about half an hour. Restarting from BIOS doesn't seem to work -- have to power off and back on to return to Windows.

When problem occurs, Windows becomes sluggish for about a minute ... programs and start menu slow/non-responsive ... then restart.
No known changes have been made to the system.
No overclocking. Temps OK. Corsair TX850 PSU
No programs need to be opened for it to happen.
Tends to happen about half an hour after startup.
Windows Updates current.
Microsoft Security Essentials virus protection in place.
Updated BIOS, but didn't fix the problem.
8 Passes of MemTest+ 4.20 completed without error.
No problem if boot into CD-based OS such as MemTest or Linux LiveCD.

I've been struggling to learn about dump files, and I'm starting to think that this event just isn't creating them because I can't find them even though I'm pretty sure they're enabled. C drive is on an SSD. Maybe that disables dump files?


Answer:Random Reboot to BIOS -- No BSOD

System Health Report now attached.

No problems apparent there (to me).

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I have a Matsonic MS9107 MoBo w/ Pent IV 2.2 and WinXp Pro.
Its a new system and works fine except after shuttdown I cant reboot it unless I reset the Bios. I also get an Checksum Error. I tried upgrading Bios but still fails.
Any ideias? Could it be a defective Bios?

Answer:[SOLVED] Cant reboot unless Reset Bios

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My HP notebook 15, I thought needed BIOS updates. So I tried to update, failed when restarting. Needed to do recovery and manufacturing settings. Tried to back up files not excepting any of my flash drives. Something about NFTS formatting appears. Tried calling HP. No help. Ran system test and tried to repudate BIOS. Looks like it was already up to date.

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I recently got a Samsung SSD and I've forgotten to unplug my primary HDD when I installed my Windows 7 OS on the SSD. Now the problem is that the SDD's OS seemed to install just fine, but the moment windows booted up to the desktop screen (since it showed the newly installed OS, it was the default wallpaper, of course) it took maybe 5 seconds before my computer rebooted itself. Then it began going into a reboot loop, restarting everytime after the screen that says: "Press F2 or Del for UEFI . . ." and so on. 
Now I've tried to clear the SSD and reinstall the OS, but the same problem arrives. Along with finding out that my HDD is now dead (it doesn't appear when I check the BIOS/UEFI, nor when I tried to reformat it with the Windows7 disk). The SSD seems to be fine, from what I can tell, since I plugged it into another computer and it read perfectly fine. I tried the same method of plugging the HDD into another computer, but it failed to read there as well. So now I think it's two separate problems of the reboot loop and a dead hard drive. 
I'd like to fix the reboot loop before I go and buy another hard drive, since I'm not even entirely sure of the problem(s). I've been scouring the internet for help, and tried many methods that didn't solve this problem. I'm still pretty new to these type of problems and would appreciate any help anyone can offer. Thanks in advance!
P.S. I've also tried startup repair from my Windows CD, and 'solutions' tha... Read more

Answer:Reboot Loop after BIOS post?

I'm wondering...why do you have a failing/dead hard drive...even connected on the system?
That's an unnecessary complication, IMO.
I would reinstall Windows sans the other drive...and see how the system performs.

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I bought my Toshiba laptop (Model: Satellite C50-B-14D) from PC World, UK only a year ago.
After a Toshiba update utility installation of the latest BIOS (5.10) on my Win8.1 Laptop, the PC won't reboot the OS. I see rotating dots for about 10 or 15 sec. then they freeze. I reboot (long press on power) and system goes to Automatic Repair by itself. I have followed all everything mentioned in the Toshiba manual and tried to start using all the available options but failed to find any result. I also tried to restore the factory setting and failed.

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Question: Reboot issue

Hey all. So my wifes laptop is crapping out on me. Its an MSI GT 783R running win 7. I am stumped and could use some help sorting this out. The symptoms are that it will randomly reboot itself (Usually within less than an hour). my first thought was maybe either virus or some crap on it. But problem still persisted. Next i thought maybe the ram or HDD. so i repaced the HDD and ran memtest86 twice to check the ram. First time was about 4 hours with 2 passes second was for over 8 hours with no errors. Then i checked the CPU with a diagnostic tool. still no errors. What confuses me about all this is that during that time not one time did the system reboot itself. It only happens when the OS is live. My next step was to uncheck the box for system restart if there is an error. problem still persists. Dont think it is the fan cause i can hear it running and if it was the fan i would think that it would just shut down. not reboot. I was monitoring temps as well. it never went over 70C and the laptop did not feel hot at all. i want to say its a hardware issue but why the heck does it only happen when in windows. new HDD (fresh install).

Answer:Reboot issue

One way to see if it's hardware or software...get a Linux LiveCD (such as Ubuntu) and boot of of it and use it like normal. This will rule out any software/Windows or even HDD issues. If it reboots/powers off while inside the LiveCD environment...then it's definitely a hardware issue. If it works fine...then it's a software or driver issue.

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Question: Issue to reboot

ello, it's been 3 days I'm stuck at "recovery or booting menu". I can't go on my windows 10 desktop. When I try to reset my pc it won't do it or when I troubleshoot it's doesn't work too.. All I can do it's F2, Del, F9 or waiting for "booting menu (blue screen with few tabs)". How can i install my windows 10 because it won't let me install it. Reset to factory don't work. Please help. Thanks

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Question: XP reboot issue.


HP A220N
512 DDR 333 ram
1230 GB hard Drive
AMd ATHlon xp
Gforce fx 5200plus 128 mb ram
120 GB maxtor DMA hard drive
other O/Ses
Mandrake 10CE

first i cant reninstall xp because of linux
secondly everything works smoothely in linux
but xp on the other hand ( instances of reboot)
-i go to control panel reboot
-i went to the device config through run and found my ethernet controller was messed reinstall drivers 50% reboot
-change audios level reboot
thats about it but it makes it quite a pain.
so um what should i do
i ran spybot adaware AVG personal and defrag and manually went through the reg and found nothing and got all the updates
need help.
Thanks in advance

Answer:XP reboot issue.

In XP, right-click My Computer, go to Properties > Advanced > Startup and Recovery > UNcheck Automatically Restart and Check Write an event to the System Log

Next time it happens instead of rebooting you should get a "Blue screen of Death" with some important info on it. Post that info back here please.

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Question: reboot issue

I have a P/C, somewhat old Pentium 2 system, that someone gave me. Of course freebies always come with a catch. This P/C keeps reboorting itself, starts up, starts to boot, then restarts itslef, over, and over, again. Any ideas?? I took it to one tech bench, and they told me it would cost me a lot of money to figure out, since it could be anything from the power supply, to the board itself. Anyone got a clue on thsi ghost in the machine? Please help!!


Answer:reboot issue

Well, step 1 is to find out if it is the OS causing it.

Try booting from floppy and see if that works.

Then try booting in Safe Mode.

Let us know.

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
LarryCore begs for money

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Question: Reboot issue

I use Windows XP Pro on all of the new terminals that I add to our network. The computers are all built from good quality, branded parts. On one machine, it will once a day decide, without any request, to reboot for no obvious reason at all. Do you think that this is a Windows XP problem or a hardware issue? Where should I start looking? This wasn't a problem when first using this computer.

Answer:Reboot issue

If you manage to catch the screen before the reboot and the reboot warning is 60 seconds then you got a virus in it. The XP will updates will cure it.

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kindly help me with the error analysis. i am fed up with the restart problem

Answer:Need help with reboot issue

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

BugCheck FE, {8, 6, 5, fffffa80061627a0}

Probably caused by : usbhub.sys ( usbhub!UsbhHubProcessChangeWorker+ec )

Followup: MachineOwner
Upload the list of all the third party drivers Using NirSoft DriverView :
Download and execute Driverview
View > Hide Microsoft Drivers
Edit > Select all
File > Save Selected Items
In the Save dialog, Set the path to desktop, Put "Driverview" in the name field, and save.
Zip the .txt file and upload it.
Also upload your MSINFO32.nfo file.
Click on the start button
Type "msinfo32" (without quotes) in the search bar of the start menu, click the resulting link. It will open the System Information window.
File>Save. In the "File Name" filed, put "MSINFO32" (without Quote), give the save location to desktop, and click the "save" button.
Give the time for processing, it will save a .nfo file on your desktop.
Zip it, and upload it following the instruction.

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I have been working on a very important final for class for the last 7 hours. Unfortunately, I was using a library computer instead of my own.

All at once, the computer screen went blank and it rebooted itself, without any provoking on my part. Though I had been saving frequently to the hard drive, the document was still lost.

These computers run under a feature that all information is deleted upon reboot or log out. I'm having trouble accepting this answer, maybe only because of how hard I've been working on this final.

Is there any way to recover my document (MS Word)? Any help would be appreciated beyond anything you can imagine. Otherwise, I think I may just be screwed...

Thanks so much to everyone who replies.


Answer:help please! reboot issue

Hello Bryan, Welcome to TSF!

Unfortunately, Windows? being Windows? all your work is lost when it reboots, if the work has not been saved.

Sorry that there is no better news for you.
Having said that, if you had saved the Word .doc at any stage, that work ought to be recoverable from the folder/file that it was saved to.

Hope this answers your query.

Kind Regards,

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Some days ago I upgraded my bios using the 6fuj36u6 package. After that, all shutdowns, shutdown-and-reboots, have ended in the machine going into a deadlock with power-indicator off, battery+externalpower+bluetooth on, at the transition between OS and ACPI off/ACPI restart, only way to resolve being the long-press-power method. Downgrading to 6fuj35u6 resolved the issue, giving me back a correct transition between OS and ACPI. OS in question is Windows7 ultimate x64. //Svein

W500 (4062) with 8GB ram, Seagate 500GB 7200rpm disk

Answer:W500 4062 hang on reboot with 3.12 bios

 I am not sure if you made a typo or what.  Just check website, the most recent bios version for W500 is 3.12.Maybe you should download a bootable CD image file and reflash bios again. 

W500 T9900 8GB + TBs imageries

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We need to update the BIOS during our automated Windows 7 OS deployment.It is required that the BIOS install runs with no interaction and that it doesn't reboot automatically so that our deployment process can control all reboots.  I know the BIOS upgrade requires a reboot, but we will add the reboot as a task in our deployment scripts so we can control it.  Unexpected reboots will cause the deployment to fail. Here is a link to the update installation files:  Our older laptops used hpqflash -s -a, but it appears it has changed.What is the command line syntax to run this BIOS update unattended with no reboot?

Answer:650 G1: Silent BIOS Update With No Automatic Reboot?

Begining sometime in mid-2013, notebook platforms began using a new flash utility --  HPBIOSUPDREC.exe. I would have to do some investigating as to how the SilentInstall uses the "hpqrun.exe" command in the cva file , but the map.ini file included with SP65838  provides the following:        1993=hpbiosupdrec -s -r -fL77_0104.bin       1994=hpbiosupdrec -s -r -fL77_0104.bin       2101=hpbiosupdrec -s -r -fL78_0104.bin       2102=hpbiosupdrec -s -r -fL78_0104.bin where the 4 digit number on the left refers to the system ID number. Run HPBIOSUPDREC.exe /?    from a command line window to see all the command line flags.  thanks,RichardI work for HP but am not a company spokesperson. Participation in the community forums is voluntary. 

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Hi all been trawling thru the previous posts but cant really find what i'm looking for. Basically my system would randomly switch off and reboot itself (no blue screen or error messages) just shut down and started up. did this a few times so i reformatted and reinstalled everything, worked fine for a couple of weeks and then started doing the random reboot thing again the other day.

Reboots became more and more frequent, as in would start up be halfway thru loading windows and then do it again, upon rebooting it would make the beeping noise which i now know to be the POST testing the internal speaker.

Tried running memtest, halfway thru it rebooted as per above. Tried running mem test with only one stick in (PC Spec below). on each of the two sticks memtest started then the random reboot happened.

Checked all connections, plugs wires etc and everything is secure.

Now, when i press the power button on the case the fans start up and the MB LED's come on but there is no beep and the system doesnt boot. I'm assuming this is cos the POST test is not running? If i leave the comp for half hour or so it will sometimes beep and appear to start to boot up but then halfway thru will shut down and not boot but the fans will carry on running.

From what i've read in other posts its prob going to be my processor? but if anyone has any thoughts or suggestions on what is wrong with the **** thing i would be most grateful. System is less than a year old so still under a parts wa... Read more

Answer:BIOS POST and random reboot problem

Swap out the power supply for a known good one. With random reboots, and no errors, this is usually the case. If it still does it when you have another power supply hooked up, then start looking at your memory and processor.

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I did follow the instructrion tol update bios, during the procress, just reboot then I never can reboot my computer, so what can I do????

Answer:After BIOS update cannot reboot my Satellite A200

Hello James

It sounds pretty bad to me. This is typical behaviour if the BIOS is damaged.
What you can do? Unfortunately not much apart from contacting nearest Toshiba authorized service provider and ask for help.

Sorry. :(

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Last year, I replaced my secondary hard drive (WD 120GB) with a newer 200GB WD drive. Ever since that time, I've found that while the bios has no trouble recognizing the 2nd HD after a cold boot, it always fails to recognize it (garbage shows up in the HD description during POST) after a warm boot. I always have to power off the computer for a few seconds in order for the drive to be round correctly. I've heard of drives that take a long time to spin up and thus only work after a warm boot, but I've never heard of this. Any thoughts?


Answer:Bios does not recognize secondary HD after a warm reboot

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When I tried to download one of your BIOS upgrade my pc automaticlly reboot. why?? and i provide the link is this one: and the file is actually any one but the one that i need is the diskette bootable version. PLEASE HELPE AND LET ME KNOW.   PD. no maters in any computer that i do it, happends.Message Edited by Alexis on 05-06-2008 12:40 PM

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Hello, I think I found a bug on Thinkpad P50. When you permanently disable "Intel AMT" option on P50 BIOS, system going to reboot loop continuously. You cannot boot from USB, Recovery etc. You cannot enable Intel AMT again and default BIOS settings is useless. I was tried on two different P50 (with Xeon, 64 GB ECC RAM) and returned to seller for replacement. I hope the Lenovo Tech team prepares some patch for this bug. PS: If you are experiencing this problem too, please write under this topic. Best regards.

Answer:Thinkpad P50 Intel AMT BIOS Bug Reboot Loop

Think Engineering has duplicated customer reports of reboot loops after disabling the Intel AMT processor and is now working with Intel to provide a solution.
I will post again when I receive an update.
Thank you,

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Last week I updated my machine to the latest BIOS from Dell, file name 7437A10.exe. The machine rebooted fine after the installation and worked fine for a day or two. But now my machine will not boot pass the DELL logo (the progress bar at the bottom keeps spinning). The hard disk light lights up and blinks, indicating that the system is accessing the hard disk.
I tried a few things to get the machine to boot, with no success. What I tried was:

press Start and wait for the machine to boot for about 5 minutes, Iooking at the logo
press and hold the start button for about 30seconds
detach the battery, press the start button for about 30seconds to release any remaining current, attach the battery and tried to boot
reset the bios settings to default

None of these options worked. Can you help me figure out what the problem is?
I'm running Windows 10.

Thank you in advance.

Answer:Inspiron 7437 WILL NOT REBOOT after BIOS Update

Why did you update the bios? Laptops rarely need bios updates and if you do update the bios it should be done before upgrading the operating system. Dell has all the drivers you needed for win 10 here-- 
Try booting to Safe Mode or to the repair disk you made. You might be able to run the diagnostics to test the hardware and do a custom test of the hard drive. Bios update failures usually do not "work for a few days." It might be a coincidence and something else is causing the problem. Use the links on the Support page to get more info.

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Hi!!  the problem with my R60 is that i used the system update which showed a recommended Bios update version 2.21. so i checked the case for this update + access connexions update,then i started the update everything seemed normal but when the process reached 72% it stopped and was blocked.i waited for about 7 hours but it was still the same so i decided to cancel . since that i haven't rebooted my laptop because i read that the bios update must not be stopped or interrupted .it's on for 26 HOURS NOW.what do i have to do??? shall i restart the system update and start the whole process again from the begining????????can anybody help???????   PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HELP.  N.B: now when i start the system update, i still get the recommended bios update.     if this problem is solved i won't keep this laptop and won't buy an ibm anymore.          


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Answer:R60 bios update was blocked then i cancelled.but i did not reboot yet.

Cut your losses now and don't even think of ever buying another IBM product. They have the worst service and the most unhelpful customer service. I just bought a R61 and I have had one problem after another and nobody seems to want to help. They just pass the buck on to some other department. I am giving mine away and buying a Sony or HP. Good luck.

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HP Probook 6460b Windows 7 pro

Its a company computer that is used 24 hours a day. It has major security so the bios is passworded by the IT guy. No matter what he wont change the bios to boot from anything but hdd or network. He would like to fr me but scared he'd get canned if it gets stolen and someone got into it and got some company info.Can't blame the tech. I need to boot from usb once in a while to run some linux progs or other programs that need to run before and without windows. Is there command line or some way I can boot a prog on usb on reboot from win7. That way I get my stuff done and he keeps his job. Even a Hirens or a UBCD is Linux n other great progs needs to be started before windows. I fix cell phones as a hobby N my 7 daughters keeps me working and I sometimes do need to get out of windows. I Am trying to start usb progs from windows on the reboot without having to tamper with the bios at all. Cant anyways, lol. Thinking a command line or something from windows before reboot.Any Ideals would be appreciated.

Answer:Starting Progs on reboot without bios tampering

Sorry, but we cannot help with evading the security measures set in place by your company. Booting from unauthorized media could have serious security implications.

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Deleted Mcafee (expired), installed trail version of AVG antivirus software, not satisfy after 3 days and try to delete but it won't let me, window indicated system installed error, thought I didn't install correctly at the beginning, so I re-installed AVG again and delete again, next thing the screen turn black, restart can't go to the BIOS, cd/dvd drive can't reboot, system repair and command prompt won't work either. I know the drivers in the window are all mess up, any pro know how to repair or reboot to a new window? is anything wrong with the hard drive too?

Any suggestion would help, thanks..............

Answer:System reboot not working from cd/dvd drive & no BIOS

Quote: Originally Posted by ccue

Deleted Mcafee (expired), installed trail version of AVG antivirus software, not satisfy after 3 days and try to delete but it won't let me, window indicated system installed error, thought I didn't install correctly at the beginning, so I re-installed AVG again and delete again, next thing the screen turn black, restart can't go to the BIOS, cd/dvd drive can't reboot, system repair and command prompt won't work either. I know the drivers in the window are all mess up, any pro know how to repair or reboot to a new window? is anything wrong with the hard drive too?

Any suggestion would help, thanks..............

IF the BIOS doesn't even show up then the problem not related to Windows itself
Clear your CMOS/Reset BIOS and from Windows do a System Restore to undo the installation of AVG

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Both Dell support and I are stumped so I welcome all suggestions
Brand new Optiplex 3040

Symptoms: The computer will boot into the BIOS just fine. It will also do anything in and about the BIOS; diagnostics, change settings, tests, etc. Once the BIOS quits and it hands off to the operating system (Win7) almost immediately the computer freezes and reboots.
Booting into safe mode gets a little farther but during the loading of drivers it gives a BSOD. (The BSOD stop code can be a few different ones but the typical one I see is the "paging area..."
Booting to a CD or our network WDS server also causes the freeze/reboot.

Troubleshooting steps:
Running the BIOS two-hour test passes on all tests.
I put a known working hdd into the troublesome computer - still causing same boot issues.
I put the troublesome hdd into a known working computer - booted fine.
I put known working RAM into the troublesome computer - still causing same boot issues.
I put the troublesome RAM into a known working computer - booted fine.
I put the troublesome video card into a known working computer - booted fine.
I put a known working video card in the troublesome computer - still causing same boot issues.
I had a Dell rep come replace the motherboard - still causing same boot issues.
I have swapped SATA cables - still causing same boot issues.

My last theory is the power supply. My guess is the BIOS only draws so much power it works fine for that but when the OS takes over it overloads the faul... Read more

Answer:Opti 3040 reboot loop after BIOS

The Optiplex 3040 is offered in three different configurations. MT, SFF, and MFF. Since the size was not mentioned, the problem is most difficult to pinpoint since all three form factors are of different design.
The troubleshooting description is good except for one aspect, the hard drive.
You can NOT put any known good HDD into any Dell desktop and expect it to boot to the OS because the OS gets tied to the BIOS at POST (Power On Self Test)
Since there are no issues gaining access to the system BIOS and running diagnostics, my suspicion is the BIOS has been changed to LEGACY from UEFI. When set to EFI or UEFI the drive will not boot to the OS if the configuration does not match. The system will make an attempt, then reboot.
I really do not think you have a hardware issue. I suspect it is a BIOS configuration issue. Set the BIOS to LEGACY and use a clean drive to start the computer. It should error upon POST that there is no operating system installed. That is a good sign. At this point you can install a new OS.

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Hey, im a bit confused here, i just formatted about 2 days ago and it seems that every time i restart the computer from windows or otherwise it wont detect the hard drive (quantum fireball as 60) and it says insert boot cd then disk boot failure please insert boot disc. If i go into the bios and auto detect it finds it but it still wont boot when i exit (finds the hd but stalls). If i turn off the computer and on again everything works fine. Im pretty sure nothing on the hard drive is screwed because it was fine before the format, unless its some programs doing something like tweak xp i have no idea... motherboard is an epox 8rda+ with bios version 3716. Could it be something like that it is shutting down before it finishes with the cache? It almost seems like it forgets the bios setting after a boot.. i have no idea, though it seems like something easier than im looking for... btw running windows xp corp with sp2

Thanks for any help guys

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Help!  I just did some updates & one was the BIOS update. My computer did its thing, restarted & asked for my password. I entered that & now it's perpetually stuck on the welcome screen with the circle going around & around. How do I get my computer going again?  I am not computer literate at all so anyone responding please provide details.  It is very late here & I'd like to get this fixed so I can get some sleep.  I apologize but I can't get into my computer to give you any details other than that which I have below.  Windows 7 ProLenovo T530


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Answer:Lenovo T530 won't reboot after Bios Update

Hi and welcome, Twister673Enter the BIOS Setup (press F1 several times once laptop cold starts or reboots), load default BIOS Settings (press F9), save them, exit.If solution will not help, enter the BIOS Setup again, disable the setting "OS Optimized" (in the Restart menu), check out UEFI/Legacy Boot setting (should be Both), UEFI/Legacy Boot Priority(Legacy first), save, exit. Now laptop should work.

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What can I do to reboot my hp.Windows wasn't installed right and was acting up and bios the system without a backup or USB recovery.And my pc doesn't have a cd reader and the battery doesn't come off

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Question: BSOD reboot issue


I was wondering if anyone here could help me with my problem. I came downstairs and my computer had BSOD and rebooted. I followed your instructions and the zip file is attached.

I suspect it's my ATI driver as it's the 10.12 prelim and it might not be stable.

Information requested:

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Installed from TechNet ISO
Hardware age is 1 year
OS was installed on 9/2010

Thank you for any help you can give.

Answer:BSOD reboot issue

Dumps blame atikmdag.sys, your ATI display drivers

- Boot into safe mode with networking
- Uninstall the ATI drivers including Catalyst Control Center
- Use driver sweeper to remove leftover ATI display driver files Guru3D - Driver Sweeper
- Install the latest drivers ATI Radeon
- Reboot into normal mode

BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff88004d1d817, fffff8800723d440, 0}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
Probably caused by : atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+90817 )
boincscr.exe, a software from BOINC was also involved, remove such software


PROCESS_NAME: boincscr.exe


LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffffa8009c0e980 to fffff88004d1d817

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Using Vista,
I have several sidebar gadgets I use on a regular basis and I recently started to use system mechanic to clean up my computer. I suspect a registry problem occurs after rebooting because the gadgets are not functioning and don't even look the same. How do I continue to use this tool and not encounter this problem each time? I have had to use system restore to get things back. Advise Please!!!

Answer:Sidebar Issue after reboot

It's generally advised not to use any program that "cleans" the registry. You got off easy.

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Here at work we have some PCs that All of a sudden will start going in a reboot loop when booting the PC in the morning.

All Units are Win XP SP2 and are of varying hardware.

I have noticed that it seems that all the problem units have Deep Freeze installed, but some of the units were unfrozen at the time of the problem occuring.

I'll be happy to answer any questions as they come.

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well heres the problem. if i reboot through windows, or after installing software once my pc boots up i can tell its on but i have no image on either of my displays. but if i physically use the power button to cold boot then windows comes up on my main screen without a problem. i didnt have this problem with the ultimate 64 RC, the drivers for my ati hd 4670 are up to date so i dont know where else to go from there and i dont want to reinstall but if i have to i guess i must

Answer:soft reboot issue??

You may want to try updating the BIOS.


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This is an odd issues that I can't seem to resolve. After I turn on my computer or reboot; my LAN icon seems to be searching for a signal for 1-2 minutes before finding a connection. Some programs fail to launch during this time and connect and work fine once resolved. I'm still able to a web browser during the so called "searching for internet connection". I'm able pull up a web page no without a problem.

It did not use to do this, and I always had "internet access" during the windows loading process.

Here is what my LAN icon looks like:

Imageshack - lanm.jpg

Things I've tried:
Set static IP / DHCP
disabled all programs in the msconfig, and or enabled all
reset all services to windows 7 professional to default
disabled firewall

any other suggestions / ideas before I format.

Answer:LAN Connection issue after reboot

The issue is still a problem with SP1. Anyone? Any ideas?

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Hi there,
I have a corrupted/unreadable Quicktime file, so I can't uninstall it or reinstall a new version until I get rid of it or fix it. I'm trying to run CHKDSK, but it won't run on reboot. I went into Task Scheduler, and the log says it fails to run because of "Login failure: Unknown user name or bad password". When I go into the properties of the scheduled task, I have "Run whether user is logged in or not" selected, so I don't know what else to do...

Answer:CHKDSK issue, won't run on reboot

Tap F8 as you push power button and go into safe mode and try to delete file there.

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I have a M350 IXT computer case and a VIA LN10000EG motherboard. When I do control alt delete the computer will shut the processes off but does not re initialize. The same thing happens when I issue the command reboot with Linux. I am using Linux Centos 4.4 command line only. Is there a bios setting or jumper setting I am missing? The power supply is a pico 90 watt power supply with 12volt dc input. In order to reboot the computer I have to push and hold the power switch in for a few seconds to get it to turn it off and then push the power button again to get the computer to come back on and then all is OK and it initializes fine. I need to resolve this issue because the computer is going to be a remote site and I will need to reboot it via SSh from time to time.Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Computer reboot issue

What you said seems to be the normal way most PCs work. This is controlled by the motherboard and the BIOS.What kind of behavior would you like?Do you want to issue a command to shut down and them reboot two minutes later? That would require some additional hardware that you would custom build. Those sort of things are sometimes called "watchdog timers". If a message is not seen after a length of the, the timer shuts the of the equipment, waits, then turns it back on. Does that describe what you want?

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As soon as i launch a game my PC will reboot itself. When it has re-booted itself it will tell me that windows has suffered a critical error. I have all the latest drivers for all my components. I have also reformated my hard drive to clear it of any problems, but the same happens. The games i have been trying are Half Life 2 and World of Warcraft. The system i use is :AMD 64 30001024 DRAMASUS K8V SERADEON 9800 pro 256RAMI would be gratful for any suggestions on what might be the problem]Thanks

Answer:Constant Reboot Issue

if other progs work ok then it is a conflict between the games and the system. The clue may be in the 64 you may have to operate the games in compatability mode.

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