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Interesting boot problem... Cold-boot vs hot-boot

Question: Interesting boot problem... Cold-boot vs hot-boot

I'm having a problem with booting my laptop - but only when cold-booting.

Never heard about this problem before. I can reboot just fine, and if i acces the BIOS and just go straight on exiting, not changing anything - it too boots windows normally without any hitches.

How is booting different from cold-boot to rebooting or through BIOS? I've been toying around with EFI boots, but everything [should be] reverted and i used my windows disc to repair the boot sequence. After the BIOS splash it just lingers and the "starting windows" gui doesnt appear.

Edit and edit2: I've now tried for a couple of times to let it sit, and it does boot up after about 4 minutes consistently. It goes like this:
I press power on. After,
3 seconds the BIOS splash comes on.
7 seconds the screen goes black.
4 min 0 seconds the screen turns off, then immediately turns on again with a black screen.
4 min 3 seconds the BIOS splash reappears.
4 min 7 seconds the "windows starting" gui comes on.
4 min 25 secs windows is booted up and responsive.

So the Black screen is consistently just about 3 minutes and 53 seconds. All BIOS settings are properly set to boot from HDD. No external HDDs or FDDs connected. Even removed the excess drive letter assignments in windows to be safe.
Satas in AHCI for the OS-SSD (and a spindle for storage). Booting from spindle drive is disabled in BIOS.

Its a brand new machine, and it worked properly when i formatted it to begin with and installed windows, so its not my install disc thats bad. I've been installing a lot of stuff, so its difficult to say what may have caused it, but it illudes me.

Any ideas?

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Preferred Solution: Interesting boot problem... Cold-boot vs hot-boot

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Answer: Interesting boot problem... Cold-boot vs hot-boot

Give us some info about the computer and which operating system.

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Computer: Dell Inspiron 1525, 320 GB HD with about 2 GB of free space left, 4 MB memory, running Vista Home Premium 32-Bit, SP1, updates current. Just lately, booting from off, Windows will not load, but instead gives me a \Boot\BCD error (0xc00000f)--an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data. I have repaired this error with my Dell-supplied OS disc repeatedly, and each time I turn off the computer it has the same error at startup. I have read that I may have to rebuild the BCD, but I don't know how to do that. Before I check with Dell, who I suspect will just tell me to reload Windows, I need to know how approach fixing my boot configuration data. The computer has had no new software installations, just routine Windows and Trend Micro Internet Security updates, I checked the disc for errors, and a few files were missing or incorrect, and defragmentation has also been performed routinely. Dell PC checkup finds no issues. How should I proceed?

Answer:Boot\BCD error reading boot configuration data when starting from cold boot

Try this hard drive diagnostic procedure:

Repeated errors on a hard drive usually indicate an impending failure. I'd backup your stuff as soon as possible.

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I have a dual boot installation with Windows XP and Windows 7 on the same drive with two partitions. Both work just fine.

However most times that I boot from a cold boot, I get NO Boot options menu, just a blank screen and the hard drive light glows red, but it doesn't really seem to be doing anything.

If I press the reset switch, everything works just fine, the computer reboots, I get a boot options menu for selecting the operating system and either one boots up just fine.

If I shutdown the machine for any period of time, I'll get the blank screen until I do a hard reset.

It seems like the boot loader is not finding the ini file with the options, but only on a cold boot? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Answer:Windows 7 Dual Boot No Boot Options Menu on Cold Boot

Long shot, but could it possibly be a dead CMOS battery?

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Yesterday Windows Explorer began to stop responding fairly frequently, but would restart itself without issue and continue to run fine. Today, Windows now freezes completely every 45ish minutes - usually a random program stops responding followed by everything, the mouse gets stuck, CTRL+ALT+DELETE does nothing, and it stays frozen this way. I've had one BSOD happen right after this occurs (I couldn't get the error code with auto-reboot but I just turned that off). The most recent freeze I got a "The logon process was unable to display security and logon options when CTRL+ALT+DELETE was pressed" message, and Windows just stayed frozen that way with nothing responding.

Upon hitting Restart button on my case or following the BSOD auto-reboot, my OS drive (a Crucial M4) it isn't detected in the BIOS, leading to a "Disk Boot Failure" message. Oddly, if I do a cold boot from this point and power back on, the Crucial M4 is detected and Windows starts normally. I can also boot normally after shutting down and restarting from within Windows. But no matter what, around 45 minutes later Windows then freezes again in the exact same way, repeating the cycle. I'm totally at a loss, please help!
System Specs:
Core i5 2500k @ 3.3 ghz
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
Windows 7 64 Bit SP 1
8 GB Ram
Crucial M4 64GB, Firmware 0001 (OS drive)
Seagate 1TB (for storage)

Answer:Random Freezing/BSOD, Boot Disk Failure, OK Cold Boot then Repeat


There are no .dmp files in the attachment. Please check this thread: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSODand configure for Small Memory Dumps.

In addition, please go through this thread:

Let us know if the troubleshooting steps mentioned help resolve your problem.

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I have in my possession a hard drive with Windows XP Pro 64-bit. The OS resides on an NTFS file system partition of half of a 500 Gig hard drive. It is part of a custom built system and has had only been formatted once. This installation has been active for about six months. It did encounter a virus which infected the System Restore files and thus were cleared via safe mode. Since that time Safe Mode has been inaccessible. Consistently stopping at the acpitabl.dat file.

However, when booting Windows normally, the system boots with proper speed and with no apparent issues and continues to work for days on end.
It is only when booting into Safe Mode that any issues become apparent.

I am curious as to any solutions this fine community may have to offer. I received great information from the Hardware group and hope for the same here.

System hardware includes:
AMD Phenom Quad AM2+ Black Edition
Gigabyte MA790GP-UD4H
G.Skill Memory
Corsair 1000W PSU
Windows XP Pro x64

Answer:Safe Mode Boot Failure, Normal Boot Successful, Interesting.

Ignore the O/S, Worth A Look.Louis

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This seems to be a widespread issue with various Thinkpads and various SSDs but I have yet to find a solution that works for me. I have a T400 with the latest BIOS (3.24 2012-10-17) and a SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD with the latest firmware. Since installing the SSD the system ALWAYS gives immediate Error 2100 on a cold boot and ALWAYS boots perfectly into Windows from a warm boot, e.g. a ctrl-alt-del from the error screen or a restart from Windows. I have tried everything that I could find on the internet to no avail. Any suggestions as to what causes this and any way around it?

Answer:T400 with SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD Error 2100 on Cold Boot but fine on warm boot (ctrl-alt-del)

Hello and welcome,
FWIW my best guess as to what causes this is timing.  Some SSD's internal controllers take longer to come to an operational state than the laptop's BIOS allows.  BIOS times out waiting on the drive and throws the error.
Warm boot works because the drive has had power long enough to complete its internal start-up.
I had a similar problem with a Crucial m4.  Fortunately it cured itself after a drive firmware update.  One interesting thing was that simply doing an update could cause the problem - until the drive had finished its internal housekeeping following the update.
This isn't much help   You might be able to finesse the problem by tuning off the "Quick Boot" option in the T400's BIOS.  Depending on when the drive timeout happens, this may give the SSD time to power on fully.  Booting will be a little slower.

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I'm new here and have searched the web but can't seem to find similar symptoms.
I've noticed after performing various updates (either to whatever programs or Windows itself - any ones that require a re-start) that when I re-start my laptop and when the Alienware logo appears, booting basically freezes. I'm only having issues when I restart...even when there are no pending updates to anything. 
I tested today and booting actually continues on its own, but VERY slowly.  If I get stuck at this screen and I press my power button, the laptop immediately turns off.  Pressing the power button again boots the machine (to what I consider) normally.  It basically whizzes by the Alienware logo screen and into Windows without issue.  If I fully shutdown, then use the power button to boot up, everything goes normally too.  Re-starting (anytime) is when my issue occurs.
My system:
OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 ProVersion 10.0.10586 Build 10586OS Manufacturer Microsoft CorporationSystem Manufacturer AlienwareSystem Model Alienware 17System Type x64-based PCSystem SKU Alienware 17Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4710MQ CPU @ 2.50GHz, 2501 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)BIOS Version/Date Alienware A14, 9/24/2014SMBIOS Version 2.7Embedded Controller Version 1.01BIOS Mode LegacyBaseBoard Manufacturer AlienwareBaseBoard Model Not AvailableBaseBoard Name Base BoardPlatform Role MobileSecure Boot State UnsupportedPCR7 Configuration Binding Not Poss... Read more

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I'm at my wits end...

The problem:

First installed Windows 7 Proff 64-bit on this machine last monday after installing updates / drivers etc I began to recieve intermitent BSODs then began the trouble shooting. Tested memory with memtest86+ passed manually set voltages / timings ran memtest86+ again passed. Started driver verifier etc BSODs stopped. Shut down pc went to bed. Woke up turned on PC and was greeted with the "windows was unable to start up" screen. Rebooted PC tried to start it in safe-mode, couldn't would fail to boot. Tried booting with low res graphics... couldn't. Eventually I decided to do a system restore it finished and booted fine and was stable all day. Next morning I turn on my pc and I am greeted with windows boot error screen again. Getting fed up and figuring I don't have much on the machine anyway I reformat and reinstall windows 7. Wary of more errors I decide to test the drivers by installing them booting down for a bit then starting up again and then going into system restore to get rid of them so I have a clean enviroment for the next set. Finally I come to Ati's CCC 10.2 install it shut down reboot and I'm greeted with a blank screen login screen. At this point I am able to login but all that shows is a scaled down version of my wallpaper. No icons, no taskbar, nada. I can interact with the system ie start up task manager etc even though I still only see a blank wallpaper. Started going back through old drivers figuring that this w... Read more

Answer:BSOD KSOD No Boot Win7 64bit Cold Boot

Quote: Originally Posted by roborabbit

I'm at my wits end...

The problem:

First installed Windows 7 Proff 64-bit on this machine last monday after installing updates / drivers etc I began to recieve intermitent BSODs then began the trouble shooting. Tested memory with memtest89+ passed manually set voltages / timings ran memtest89+ again passed. Started driver verifier etc BSODs stopped. Shut down pc went to bed. Woke up turned on PC and was greeted with the "windows was unable to start up" screen. Rebooted PC tried to start it in safe-mode, couldn't would fail to boot. Tried booting with low res graphics... couldn't. Eventually I decided to do a system restore it finished and booted fine and was stable all day. Next morning I turn on my pc and I am greeted with windows boot error screen again. Getting fed up and figuring I don't have much on the machine anyway I reformat and reinstall windows 7. Wary of more errors I decide to test the drivers by installing them booting down for a bit then starting up again and then going into system restore to get rid of them so I have a clean enviroment for the next set. Finally I come to Ati's CCC 10.2 install it shut down reboot and I'm greeted with a blank screen login screen. At this point I am able to login but all that shows is a scaled down version of my wallpaper. No icons, no taskbar, nada. I can interact with the system ie start up task manager etc even though I still only see a ... Read more

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My Lenovo laptop is pretty fast at cold boot. It takes about 12 seconds from initial bios screen to desktop.

On the other hand, warm boot is really slow. The same period takes about 51 seconds, involving a long black screen.

Actually, it was similiar at Windows 8.1 as well. What can be the cause of that?


Answer:Slow warm boot & Fast cold boot

Start Microsoft event viewer.
Expand Application and Services Logs.
Expand Microsoft/Windows/Diagnostic–Performance
Click on Operational. In the Windows that opens up check out event IDs 100 and 200. When you expand these event IDs you will see a detailed breakout of boot event durations. They should help you identify the particular issues. In a cold restart you should only have an event ID of 100 while in the reboot you will have 200 followed by 100.

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Just built a new PC and I've noticed that sometimes I will turn on the PC from cold boot and the boot time will be so fast that I won't even see the "login screen" and the desktop will just pop up.

Other times it seems to take a long time on the login screen alone.

I don't have pending updates or anything, but it seems odd that the boot times vary without installing new software/peripherals.

Is this normal behavior?

Booting on an ssd of course.

win 10 pro

Appreciate any opinions.

Answer:Boot times different on every cold boot/restart. Windows 10

It's possible that it's performing a full boot sometimes and a "hiberboot" on others.

Not sure what would cause that or how to fix it.

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I am running Windows XP SP3. This is what happens after the computer has been shut down for the night.

I push the power button to get it started. Sometimes it goes through the boot process and finishes because I hear the Windows tune play. But then the monitor stays black even though the power button on the monitor has lit up.

Sometimes when I push the power button to turn on the computer it never gets to the point of playing the Windows tune and the monitor stays black.

I have to push and hold in the power button to shut down the computer and try booting it up again. Usually after the 3rd try it boots successfully. Sometimes holding down the power button does not shut off the power it just seems like it is in hibernatation and the computer makes the sound like it is awakening and then the monitor wakes up.

I have the power set to never for everything and to not hibernate.

I have changed the boot order so it will boot from the hard disk first.
I have reinstalled or however you say it the bios thinking maybe the file was corrupt.
I have updated the graphics drivers
I ran a test last night for the hard disk from Seagate and all of the tests were fine. There is no firmware update for the hard drive.

I have ran malware scans and everything is clean.

Any ideas? I know the computer is old and probably on it's last legs.

Answer:Have to repeatedly boot computer from a cold boot

Is the computer generally stable once booted? Doesn't blue screen or anything?

Also, does the freeze always occur after the POST? (during windows boot)

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So, i recently formatted the pc, Im getting this weird error from windows boot every time i do a cold boot (meaning turning the pc on), if I just reset the pc i dont get the error.
Is weird because previous to this error, before formatting, i was getting a different boot error also only on cold boot.

Is not a huge headache, i just have to reset the pc every time i do a cold boot, but is an annoyance.

Any ideas?
The error message:

Answer:windows boot error only in cold boot

have to put in your disk and run startup repair/repair like it says?? chances are theres just a file or 2 missing thats causing this.

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When I start up my Y500 I can hear it running with fans blowing and all but it takes about 5 mins for the lenovo logo to show up. I don't have any performance issues it just the start up is taking too long.

Answer:Y500 slow boot up (cold boot)

Hi Antontoni,                           
Welcome to Lenovo Community!        
As per the query we understood that you are facing the issue with slow boot up in your Lenovo Y500 laptop.
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When I cold boot the PC it tries to auto detects the hard drive, but it doesn't find it, then tries to boot from floppy or CD, nothing. Then I reboot and it Auto detects the hard drive, fine and starts XP. I tried 2 HDs and it was the same with either one. Any help would be appreciated. The PC is about 2 years old, with 256 RAM and Athlon 1.4.

Answer:Cold boot no HD, warm boot finds HD

There's a computer adage. Problems when the system is cold are related to connections. These go away when the system warms up and things expand. So for starters double check all connections concerning the hard drive and where the IDE cable attaches to the motherboard.

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Question: cold boot problem

Every morning my WXP Pro freezes on the moving bar seek screen.

I have to press the reset button then all OK all day with all fresh log ins (unless the PC is off for quite a few hours).

Checked in the Event viewer and ID 49 Showing
Configuring the Page file for crash dump failed. Make sure there is a page file on the boot partition and that it s large enough to contain all Physical memory.

Not sure what that means or how to allocate enough.
I have 768 mb Ram
GE Force card 6600
2 internal Hard drives plus one external all Maxtors

Hope someone can help with this annoying problem.

Answer:cold boot problem

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Question: cold boot problem

Recent Cold Boot --- Windows Hangs
For the last few weeks, I've had a cold boot problem that necessitated cycling power.
This is on a Lenovo Thinkpad T540p with i5 processor, 8 gb memory, 1 tb hard drive and windows 7 pro 64. System is 15 months old.
Recently, I've saved time by "restarting" at the sign on screen before full boot
Windows hangs with the hourglass equivalent and reports "windows non-responsive" and "program not responding".
I've tried bootlogs, system restore disk, examining windows logs, run system file checker, and troubleshooting, and can't find anything amiss. It may be that the "restart" cures the problem. I have a full Acronis backup from 3 weeks ago. I also tried Neosmart windows easy repair and that did not work. I have also done "system repair".
I'd rather not do a full restore.
I have an original disk for win 7 pro 64 from another machine. System came with Win 7 Pro 64 from Lenovo.
I'd welcome suggestions.
Thanks, Jack
email address and phone number removed to protect against too much spam for the poster  -  richk

Answer:cold boot problem

First, look in the event log and see if a device is throwing a message.
Are you connected to a domain controller?

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My self built PC will not boot properly from cold since I had to re-install Win.XP due to a HDD failure.It will boot to the Welcome screen and then just hang - if you press the reset button it will boot normally,it only seem's to hang from cold.I have been told it may be due to a Non Certified driver for XP.Any ideas out there ???My PC has been running fine for the past 11 months - no related problems.

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Question: Cold Boot Problem

Hello all -

Recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit on my Gateway P-173XL FX laptop and had no problems. Only driver issue was with the nVidia 8800M GTS driver and after being in eMail contact with nVidia I was able to obtain a driver for the card that didn't cause the system to crash. All went well until the DVD burner failed and the system went in for repair. Before this I was having problems with the video card drivers loading on the *first boot * of the day and thought the burner replacement would stop the didn't.

I received the system back, formatted the HD, reinstalled everything again and configured. Obtained yet a 4th driver from nVidia and all seemed to go well up until about a week ago when the laptop started - AGAIN - with this bootup issue. It seems to happen only when the system has been "cold" for a few hours, like overnight, and it either hangs completely at the "Welcome" splash screen or does boot up but without the video card and Synaptic touchpad drivers loaded (can see that in Device Manager). If I reboot they then load with everything else. While I am getting no BSOD this having to do hard shut-downs again and booting twice every morning is getting to be a hassle.

I've spent hours searching the Internet for these issues and Microsoft says they are are aware of the situation but that it causes no problems. Well it's a HASSLE to keep rebooting a system or having to do hard shut-downs becau... Read more

Answer:Cold Boot Problem

I don't know how to help you, but maybe you can find something here:Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP Date: Date and TimeEvent ID: 219 Task Category: (212)Level: Warning User: SYSTEM Computer: Computer Name Description: The driver \Driver\tunnel failed to load for the device ROOT\*ISATAP\0000.

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I have an hp desktop with xp pro (sp2). When I start it up cold in the morning, it gets to the black screen with the xp logo and progress bar, and freezes. The appearance of the screen is also a little faded. When this problem first began, the progress bar would begin moving and then freeze, but now it never even moves. If I shut down the computer (holding power button) and then start again in a couple minutes, I get the black screen with startup options. From there it will start fine whether I choose "start normally" or "start using last known good configuration. If at some point during the day I restart the computer it will restart normally. A couple days ago AVG detected and removed "adamax.BEB." I have run malwarebytes with nothing found. Occasionally at random times I get and error message of "generic host process for win32 services has encountered a problem and has to close," but this has been going on for a long time. Another anecdote is that for about a year the mouse freezes upon startup, a problem I have been fixing by just unplugging and replugging in the mouse after startup, and then the mouse functions.

I am not aware of any new software downloaded recently that I haven't uninstalled. There is no new hardware. I did a system restore as far back in time as I could, with no change. I am considering downloading and running 360Amigo or RegScrubXP, and also doing an XP reinstall to fix errors. Any recommendations?

Answer:XP Pro (SP2) Cold Boot Problem

Forget the programs you a clean install and install all critical updates. SP2 does not reflect well over 100 critical updates which are deemed vital to system defense by microsoft.

Before doing a clean install...I would run the appropriate diagnostic on my hard ensure that the drive is not part of the problem.

System manufacturer and model?


Your potential probless...seem to extend beyond what your title suggests, IMO.

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System config: 1 hot swap bay for swapping in hard drives as Primary master.
1 cd as primary slave
1 6gb data drive on as secondary master.
1 2940 scsi controller running a 4gb drive which is my regular disk running W2K pro.

The problem:
I use the hot swap bay for testing other OS's and such.
My system normally boots from the scsi controller to my scsi disk running wk2 pro.

Last night I loaded RH7.0 onto a drive in the primary master position, in the hot swap bay.
Everything went great & RH7 came up running fine.

This morning when I took that drive out and booted back to my scsi drive I got an NTLDR missing error! WHAT! Upon closer inspection of the boot screen I noticed that I now had two (2) options for booting to which look like this where you make the selection:

Windows 2000(default)
Windows 2000(default)

make your selection in __ seconds

It was defaulting to the bottom one, and this is the one that gives me the ntldr error. It now gives an I/O error as well.

I rebooted and hit F8 and chose last known good profile.
And my system came up fine.

Any Ideas what would have caused this?
And any idea how to get rid of the second corrupt version that won't boot?



Answer:interesting boot problem

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My PC will cold boot, but hangs on the initial Win7 screen during a warm boot. Could anyone tell me where to look to find the cause? Is there a log file for this type of error. I assume a program or driver is hanging, but what would load during a warm boot that would not also load during a cold boot?

Answer:No warm boot but cold boot OK

Sorry, maybe I am using the wrong terms. By "warm" and "cold" I mean either a re-boot (warm), following an program upgrade for example, versus a power off boot (cold).
I don't think the actual temperature is a factor.

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Last week 2 memory slots in my PC quite working. While trying to determine if it was the RAM or the slots (suppose memory controller is more correct) I Cleared CMOS, swapped memory modules & right about then the PC quite restarting. Click on restart & windows shuts down, monitor goes blank but the PSU never powers off. Before I would hear the PSU power cycle just before the PC restarted. At least I think it was the PSU, a mechanical restart with a fan. There's only one case FAN & the heatsink fan, but I don't think that's it. I suppose it could be the case fan.

It does however shutdown just fine. Click shutdown & Windows shuts down & powers the PC (PSU) off.

Since the memory slots were toast I purchased a new MB, that did correct the memory issue - all RAM is now accounted for in Windows. However the restart condition persists. I updated the BIOS, cleared CMOS again & removed/replaced the battery. I made triple sure that all connections are secure.

Power scheme is set to balanced & I have never enabled hibernation on this PC.
In the BIOS Remote Wakeup & Auto Power On are disabled. ACPI mode is S3 & AC recovery is OFF.
A little research on Shutdown vs. Restart indicates a Shutdown results in a Cold Boot whereas a Restart results in a Warm Boot:
For a shutdown and start the last thing is turning off power to the system board. When the system is turned on the CPU boots and passes control to the bios. For a restart the la... Read more

Answer:PC will Cold Boot but won't Warm boot?

Mate try this I think you have a PSU issue.
PSU- Jump Start

for a reference
PowerSupply 101: A Reference Of Specifications - Power Supplies as you will seethere is a +/- 5% variance that can make all the difference so 11.4v is way toolow and 12.6v way too high.

Plus remember correct bolts do not mean correct current (amps - in turn watts)

Now while you are reading the second ref in section 2 there is a Power_Good text now if you do not get any or very low volts at pin 8 (grey cable) then there is something wrong with the PSU because that lead tells the timer chip to start the machine if and only if the self test in the PSU comes up good.

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I am getting a BSOD when booting up first time on cold start, seems to be only happening that one time as when I restart the computer it boots up fine the next time. I caught a glimpse of the filename and seems to be the nvidia card. Though not sure of whats the cause.

Its been awhile since I have posted here, hello to all


Answer:BSOD on boot up from cold boot

Hi bullfights.

The BSOD is caused by the display driver, apparently; and a 0x3B is usually occurs by driver configuration.

Your installed version of the driver is not the latest. The latest one is and your one is (as per device manager, driver version, not forceware).

So you need to update it. But I would suggest you to first download the latest version. Then disconnect from internet. Then uninstall the present driver, all the components, and then reinstall the downloaded latest version.

Let us know the results.

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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 3B, {c000001d, fffff8801469a1cc, fffff88005d9f820, 0}

Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+25e1cc )

Followup: MachineOwner

4: kd> !analyze -v
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Boot problem, Lenovo T60 (type 2007-CTO) !!!After installation of a SSD HDDComputer hangs during boot, atACPI: EC: EC description table is found, configuring boot EC Please advice:BIOS version 2.26Tested BIOS configuration with SATA: AHCI and Compatibility. with no difference. Blacklap

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Hello Everyone!

When I cold boot my pc, it fails to complete the boot initially, then boots to the desktop with an error reporting message, then works fine (occasionally reboots 8-10 hours later with the same message).

My system:
OS: Windows 8 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 965
Motherboard: Gigabyte 970A-D3 rv 1.4
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6670
RAM: Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9D3K2/4GX 4GB (2x2 DDR3 1600)
WhoCrashed Report is below

My thoughts were that it was a video driver issue, but uninstalling and reinstalling the video drvers and ati catalyst 13.1 have not fixed the issue. I also ran Memtest 86+ v4.20 to check for bad memory but 8 passes show no errors. This problem didn't happen when I was running win xp, only began when I installed windows 8 on 1/13. Any help would be appreciated, because I'm lost at this point.



WhoCrashed Report:
System Information (local)
computer name: FRED
windows version: Windows 8 , 6.2, build: 9200
windows dir: C:\Windows
CPU: AuthenticAMD AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor AMD586, level: 16
4 logical processors, active mask: 15
RAM: 4292071424 total
VM: 2147352576, free: 1835905024

Crash Dump Analysis
Crash dump directory: C:\Windows\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.

On Mon 1/21/2013 6:49:06 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\012113-13416-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x7B340)
Bugcheck code: 0x9F (0x3, 0xFFFF... Read more

Answer:Windows cold boot problem

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So heres the deal. I am only fifteen years old and i spent my entire years salary of refereeing soccer games on a new PC. I chose the parts and built it myself. Here are the specs:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-p55a-ud3 (revision 1.0)

Processor: intel i5-750

Memory: G.Skill f3-10666cl8d-4gbhk ------- 4gb total

Video Card: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4650

Hard drive: WD cavier blue 320 GB WD3200AAJB

This is a HDD i bought about a month ago for a different PC because it had the PATA connector. it still works with my mobo because the motherboard has an ide input slot.

Case: Raidmax Smilodon extreme black

PSU: Antec 550w BP550

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

All these products were bought from except for the hard drive and OS

Heres the problem. The install of Windows went fine. Everything works good except when I cold boot the system (leave it off overnight and then turn it on). For some reason what happens is Windows loads with the logo then appears as if its going to the log in screen. it shows the cursor for about 10 seconds and then the system restarts. however, all i have to do to fix this cold boot problem is remove the memory and replace it in the slots. It works good until the next time i have to cold boot.

However, I woke up this morning and attempted to cold boot the system. it obviously didnt work so i went ahead with the normal procedure. I attempted to boot it up and the same thing happens when i would attempt to cold boot it for the fir... Read more

Answer:new computer build cold boot problem

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Hi, this is my first post and I've been reading and researching this problem.
I have an eMachine 2.21Ghz, nVidia nForce 405 Chipset, 1GB RAM, 400GB Harddrive, Vista Home Premium 32Bit SP2, Second HardDrive with XP SP3.
I was playing a game when I thought I heard the computer beep, but I thought, "no probably my watch". Playing World of Warcraft that is.
It just shut off. Everything but the monitor. Ever since, I haven't been able to get Vista going again. Even XP. Yeh, I was running Vista when it happened.
I've tried Safe-Boot, and every darn thing from the list when pressing F8. I've tried to restore, everything. It wouldn't boot in safe mode. I've reset the CMOS, still nothing.
I tried unplugging, pulling the battery out, and holding the power button for 30 seconds. Yeh, I tried it on the motherboard, that was the first thing I tried for resetting. I've tried booting from my Vista disc, and it will show the little graphic of the green bar showing that it's loading, then it shuts itself off.
Soon after the first SHUT-OFF that it did, it displayed only 1 error message.
- Blue Screen and something with NV___ couldn't load or corrupted(<-can't remember the rest, maybe DSP). Then it never displayed the error again.
So, I tried to give you as much information as I could with my problem. Nothing graphical will load. Thinking the nVidia integrated graphics got fried.
The only thing I can think of is to have the MB checked. I swiped out the PSU with an... Read more

Answer:Vista Wont Boot~Interesting Problem

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests. They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:

H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Malware (read the details at the link)

If that passes, then try another video card to see if you can get a display.

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Hi there,
I've got an annoying problem with my PC.
I'll start from the begin.
I bought that PC in December 2009. Even though it hanged up a few times I thought it was Windows issue. Unfortunately with time it started hanging up/freezing much more often. It happened especially when I was playing games, but even games without any good graphics. I also used to get blue screens, funny colours all over the screen or the computer was simply restarting. What is more, it always froze when I was doing a 3dMark 2006 test on the CPU test. I decided to send it back for the warranty in April and received it back in May; the report card said that they replaced a faulty memory. It didn't work fine from the start, because when I switched it on for the first time Windows didn't load (I can't remember what the problem was but I reinstalled Windows) and after reinstalling the OS I had a problem with \Boot\BCD status 0xc000000f and 0x00000098, which I quickly fixed. I hadn't had time to use a computer much since and started using it again in July. Problems continued immediately. Computer kept freezing, hanging etc. After a while I started having problem with a cold boot. When I switch the PC on the screen is totally black and I have to wait about 5 minutes before I can restart it, otherwise it won't load. Unfortunately the time of waiting seems to be increasing. Today I restarted it after about 5 minutes and nothing happened, I had to wait few more minutes b... Read more

Answer:Cold boot problem, BSOD, Hangs, Freezes


The PSU does seem a little low powered for your system, especially if you have any USB devices plugged in as well.

If you boot into Safe Mode does it run ok? or is this BSOD right from pushing the power button?

I would try just two sticks of ram and see if the PC works ok, as its weird that you gained ram errors then gained none, this could lead to the motherboard needing a BIOS update if ones available, but BIOS udpates are not to be taken lightly (so as PC is within warranty I would be asking MESH to advise on this, I know you have posted on their forum but the tech support agents may not see all posts, so call them)

Did you get the Windows 7 DVD with the package, if so try the System Recovery options on the DVD and try the Startup Repair

If you have a spare SATA cable change the HDDs cable.

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at about 15 computers I performed monthly patch update + UAC set to the default (was off) + installed Foolish Premium.

Unfortunately for me, the two stations have become the following previously unseen problems:

1) often spontaneously switches numlock (I solved by Numlocker utility)

2) Turn off and turn on the computer 2x happened to me that Windows starts up "Troubleshooting startup and automatic system recovery",
dialogue can be canceled and shut down the system completely and normally booting.

3) sometime lose network shortcuts on desktop (I turned off Automatic troubleshooter for "maintenance" shortcut)

The logs do not contain anything interesting ... No virus by AVG and other online virus scanners (Eset ...)

Anybody got a tip what could it cause? I note that the same configuration on more than 15 additional machines were completed without problems.

Thanks for the tips ...

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Hi, Having problems when bringing system back up from shutdown (cold boot). GTX 960M graphics is not found at all, have to reboot right away for it to be detected. No problems whatsoever after reboot. Heres what I've tried so far to solve the problem;Reinstall all drivers, including graphics driversPut fast boot from windows 10 settings to offPut fast boot from BIOS to offReinstall Windows 10, clean installReinstall Windows 10, with Lenovo softwareAny ideas on solving the problem? Could this be BIOS update related like the "no display" -cases seen here lately? Lenovo solution center reports everything being OK, except for the "stress test" from GTX 960M. Regards, Jarmo, Finland

Answer:Y700 Cold boot graphics problem, GTX 960M not dete...

Welcome to the forums.
I am not sure about the reason for your issue, hence my recommendation would be to contact Lenovo support by Phone and send in your laptop for a repair. You should explain things to them in detail about the Cold boot issue.
Since this is the first time I am hearing about this issue, It could be an impending GPU failure or just a loose connection, cannot be sure until the laptop is looked at.

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Here's my strange problem:

I have a 120gb Seagate HDD that I use for backup storage. I have been using the drive for about 5 months now without a problem. One day I booted it up and realized that BIOS did not detect it. It is currently SECONDARY SLAVE. The strange part is, once I get into winxp, it sees the drive - albeit in PIO ONLY mode instead of DMA. Once I do a reboot (NOT A COMPLETE SHUTDOWN), BIOS sees the drive and it functions normally again - winxp sees the drive as correctly functioning and in DMA mode.

What's strange is that once I start up the computer from a cold boot, go into BIOS, and check what devices are where, BIOS does not see anything in secondary slave at first. Once, I do an "auto detect" it picks up the info on my HDD and it works fine.

I've tried flashing the BIOS and the problem persists. HOWEVER, the drive works fine as secondary MASTER. I swapped my sec. slave and master and the setup works fine. The device that I put into slave (a liteon 811s dvd writer) detects correctly and works fine in windows. I just have no idea why the seagate drive does not detect at first boot.

Here are my specs:
pentium 4 2.4
EliteGroup L4S8A2 mobo latest 1.0E BIOS
PRIMARY MASTER: maxtor 80gb
PRIMARY SLAVE: seagate 80gb
SECONDARY SLAVE: seagate 120gb (problem drive)
OS: WinXP Pro SP1

Please provide any feedback, this is driving me crazy!

Answer:VERY strange Seagate HDD problem - cannot detect on cold boot, but detects on reboot

A big drive like that 120G requires an 80-wire IDE flat-cable. It will run on a 40-wire cable but only at a reduced rate. Being on the same cable as a CD, reduces the HD to the DMA/PIO level of that CD.
The CD-drive only needs a 40-wire and will probably not even function with an 80-wire cable.
So unless you get another PCI-IDE controller, you will have some speed and/or compatibility problems.
Make that 120GB master and run that CD as slave, since that works (as you say).

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I have a Win XP desktop which had problems with the hdd. The hdd and disk drive were connected to the same IDE bus(the motherboard only has one), the disk set as slave, the hdd as master. The computer worked fine except for errors with the hdd. I purchased a new hdd, and copied all contents of the old hard disk over using acronis migrate easy. In order to do this, I had to disconnect the disk drive, and connect the new hard drive in its place. The cloning process went smoothly and when I disconnected the old hard drive, I was able to boot into the new one. Everything worked fine, but when I connected the disk drive and rebooted, I got the error message:
"reboot and select proper boot device
or insert boot media in selected boot device"
How do I fix this?

Answer:Solved: "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot d

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Hey guys,
just reformatted my PC with Windows XP x64 bit edition,
After putting in my Mobo CD and installing the necessary drivers,
I restarted and got this message:
Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key
I looked around the internet for a bit, and most said to change the boot sequence in the BIOS to the primary drive,
it was already set to the primary drive, so I disabled the 2nd and 3rd boot choices.
But low and behold, I still got the message.
Although, a couple times, I was able to get to Windows.
Then when I restart, I get the message again.
So I'm not really sure what to do.
Thanks to anyone who would like to help.

Answer:Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot devic

First...system manufacturer and model?
Just guessing...but I would disconnect the hard drive and reconnect it...then see if the BIOS properly recognizes the hard drive.  If it does, then I would try to boot.
I would also enable all boot options in the BIOS...and try to boot from an option other than the hard drive, if you have a bootable XP CD, bootable USB, etc.  Save all changes made by hitting F10.
If the system can boot from an alternate option but not from the's probably a hard drive situation.
If the BIOS doesn't cannot retain the changed settings or you start getting other hardware guess would be CMOS battery needs replacement.

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Computer won't boot "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key." everytime i turn on the computer a black screen pop up saying
"Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 083)
Copyright (c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
This product is covered by one or more of the following patents:
US5,307,459, US5,434,872, US5,732,094, US6,570,884, US^,115,776 and
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller Series v1.27 (10/31/11)
PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, Check Cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE Rom.
Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key."
i can't even do anything on the computer and when trying to use the media disk it stays on a black screen.

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Hi everyoneI have a computer; an Acer Aspire M3641 with OS Vista Home Premium 32 bit.My computer does have 2 harddisks and one of them is defect. So i putted the defect one out.Now I use 1 harddisk of 600gb. After installation of vista, the pc reboots and then i get these error: "Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key"My bios drives information:Sata PRI MASTER channel: WDC-WD6400AAKS-22A Sata PRI SLAVE channel: NOTHING Sata SEC MASTER channel: NOTHING Sata SEC SLAVE channel: HC-DT-ST-DVDRAM Before I installed vista and after changing the order and taking off of the defect drive I did get that error too.Could someone help me?Thanks in advance..

Answer:Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot dev

I've deleted your other post. Only one is needed.

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recently i woke up, went in my computer room, and saw the screen was black with the following message displayed
"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"

so i rebooted and windows started fine

couple days later same thing happened, only it won't reboot, just comes back to the same screen

the hard drive is the only thing showing bios (samsung hdd), but when i hook up as slave drive to another comp, it only shows the usb/sata adapter, not the drive, also noticed the dreaded hard drive clicking noise, i really don't want to send to a data recovery company due to cost, but my family photos are on there and i have no backups, are there any other options?

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So basically, my computer has been doing this for awhile:

I will be running my computer, and it will randomly say

"Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"
or something similar to that.

It used to only do it about once every week, but now it's up to almost every day. I will post the
? OS - Windows 7? x64 ? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 7 ? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? pre installed ? Age of system (hardware) ~2 years ? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? ~ 2 years ? CPU ? Video Card NVIDIA? GeForce? GTX 460M 1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM ? MotherBoard ? Power Supply - brand & wattage - not that relevant ? System Manufacturer Asus ? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) ASUS - Notebooks- ASUS G73Jw

I will post the BSOD File Collection app as soon as it is ready in the morning. It's been waiting for auto run to complete for a half hour now and it's 3:50 am...

Answer:Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot

I finished getting the other file, but it is 6 mb, which means it's too big to upload. So I guess I can email it to you if you want it, or if you can provide me another way of attaching it I could do that too.

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I have dual boot in my laptop with Ubuntnu 14.04 LTS and Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Today after working on Ubuntu I restarted and switched to Windows and as soon as it logged in I noticed the battery was 0%. I thought maybe it was some kind of glitch or something (silly me!) so I just pulled the power supply and the laptop abruptly turned off. My laptop battery is completely dead now...won't charge at all and after that incident when I tried to log back into Windows it showed this error:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I don't have an installation disc, I tried pressing F8 and none of the options there helped. Ubuntu still works totally fine though. So I'm guessing it is not some hard drive crash and my data are fine in Windows but I just can't boot into it! Please Help!!

Answer:Dual Boot: Win7: Boot Manager Status: 0xc000000f boot selection failed

Are you using GRUB2 as bootmanager and is windows one of the options? Or do you start ubuntu from the win7 boot menu?

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Hey guys,
Thanks ahead of time for the help. I can honestly say I'm dumbfounded with this issue and would rather ask for help then hook up my master HD as a slave and force a reformat which would be my next step.

Anyways, here's the background on the issue.

AMD Athlon 64 3700+ OC'd to 2.75ghz
Asus A8N SLI Deluxe Mobo
BFG Tech Nvidia 7800 GTOC x2 (SLI)
Dual Sata Hd's, both the 3gb/s connection. (750gb main/250gb Backup)
Sound Blaster XFI Fatal1ty sound card
Creative modem blaster v.92 dialup modem ( @ dialup)

A few days ago, not quite sure why, but when I booted the comp the graphics card proceeded to tweak out and basically looked like fuzz upon entering windows. Eventually after hard resetting it a few times it'd boot normal. Today, I was running Nvidia NTune utility to find a stable OC setup for my PCI bus and what not, and it rebooted as normal during the process. Graphics card tweaked again, so I did what I know to do and uninstalled/reinstalled the drivers for my 7800's. Seemingly fixed the problem. Rebooted and resumed the OC process and went to watch TV.

45 Minutes later I come back and my computer is rebooting itself constantly. Upon getting the the xp loading screen, it BSoD's and reboots.

So, I try and boot in safemode to uninstall/reinstall drivers yet again. When I press safemode, it begins loading basic drivers. When it gets to SPTD.sys it pauses, locks up, and reboots (no BSoD)

Next step, repair through XP installer di... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] BSoD on standard boot, safe mode boot, and xp install disc boot


Well, a friend needed me to fix a design for him emergency status in Illustrator CS3, so I went to work troubleshooting.

All signs point to NTFS.sys being corrupt, etc. Which makes the drive unreadable, hence the reboots.

So, I snagged my dads IDE harddrive from his computer, hooked it up as master in my computer and it still gave me the BSoD. I then unhooked both of my Sata Hd's, and ran ONLY the IDE drive. This IDE drive is fine (i'm on it right now on my dads comp to write this). I try and boot my system off just his harddrive and it STILL gave me the BSoD.

Only difference is the BSoD is staying up now on normal boot so I can give you the error.

Error code is 0x0000007B? I believe.

But yeah, the computer is still unable to boot off a good HD even with the bad ones not hooked up.

Now I'm thinking a memory issue? or Video ram issue? Fried GPU/RAM?

AHHHHHH!!!!! i have no idea what to do. This is ridiculous. meanwhile my friend is screwed on his design for a t-shirt i told him i'd do.

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I'v have just bought a Dell Inspiron N5110 from car boot sale. This laptop turns on but will not get past the screen shown in the photo. Hard drive has been removed, all other parts are still in place. The guy who sold this laptop, had the hard drive removed.
Intel Core i5 Processor (unsure of exact speed or generation because unable to access desktop due to error).
15" Screen
HDMI, USB, Ethernet ports, and SD card reader
1. What does this error mean:
Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key.
2. I want to install a 1TB 2.5" hard drive. If yes, which Western Digital hard drive should I go for?
3. Curently it has 4GB RAM installed. Want to install 8GB RAM to optimise performance. please tell me which make/brand should I go for?
4. I also have a Dell recovery operating system windows 7 home premium from another Dell Laptop. Will this Dell recovery opertaing system work and install Windows 7 using the key located underneath the laptop near the battery area of the Dell Inspiron N5110?
Thanks in advance!!

Answer:Error message at boot up: Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert boot...

The first thing you are going to need to do is to purchase and install a hdd.
Newegg has a Western Digital 1TB hdd for $69.99 plus tax and shipping. 
You will then need to install Windows Home Premium 64-bit.  You can download a ISO image of your operating system here.
You will need to burn the ISO image to a DVD to create a bootable installation disc.  
How to burn ISO image using Windows Burn Disk Image.
Notice:  This applies only to Windows 7 and Windows 8, earlier versions do not have this.  
1.  Place a blank CD or DVD in the tray of your optical drive and close the tray.
2.  After you have downloaded the ISO image you want to burn right click on the Start orb, then choose Windows Explorer.
3.  When Explorer opens click on Downloads in the left pane.  Scroll down till you find the ISO file you want and double click on it.  Click on Burn Disk Image.
4.  In the image below you will see Disk burner:, this should be set to the optical drive you want to use.  Click on Verify disc after burning if you want to Windows to verity the disc image after burn.  Click on burn.

5.  In the image below you can see that the green progress bar, when the image is finished burning the bar will be filled.

6.  After the image has completed being burned click on Close.
If you need a tutorial for installing the operating sy... Read more

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Question: Cold Boot

I have a 8-month old pc "Touch" that just had repair, new hardrive I assume since I had to reload everything when I got it back. I have to send it to another city by courier and that is why I am not simply taking it back to them and asking them so I hope someone here has the magic answer for me.

At a cold boot it now will not load Windows XP UNTIL I unplug the keyboard. The fan just makes a lugging noise (up and down) and the 3 lights blink above the number pad on the keyboard. The second I unplug the keyboard from the round port in the back of my computer Windows XP loads. What should I do???
1. Try a new keyboard?
2. Get an adapter so I can go from round port connection n my keyboard cord to usb plug so I can plug into a usb port in the back of my computer.

Any other thoughts.

PS: I'm a newbie when it comes to this hardware/running stuff despite the fact I've been a secretary and used a computer since l975. Detailed (simple as they may seem) would be greatly appreciated. Thanks all.

Answer:Cold Boot

try a new keyboard, as weird and funny as it may sound i have actually had a mouse stop a computer from going through the POST screen and booting into windows. i found out it was the mouse causing it after i accidentally left it out during boot and the pc loaded, put a new mouse in it and it ran fine, strange but it worked. so try that first and tell us what happens.

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Question: USB Cold boot

anybody familliar with this term" USB Cold boot"i got no idea what is this, and how to test it

Answer: USB Cold boot

only_lonely ......  I'm a bit curious as to why, if you have no idea what the term refers to, would you wish to test it ?  Perhaps you could explain .dl65 

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I receive a black screen and I try ctrl alt delete and it is as if my system is asleep ...i try all the crap from way back trying to get the screen to load....does not....i wind up hitting power button to my fatal pissed offness reminds me if i
had 20 processes running but i do not...even gchrome lockbogsssss up thinking that chrome is an issue but with the recent download update from microsoft within 3 days ago i had no problem before..........please help because it is trifle-some right now 


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For some time my PC was on 24/7.  I switched it off at Christmas and it took several tries to get it back on.  I assumed it was just a glitch and didn't worry about it.  I left it running 24/7 for a few months, then switched it off again.  The same problem occurred - it took several tries to get it to boot.  The exact sequence goes like this:1. Switch off at night.2. Switch on next day.  Screen is blank, no beeps, no access to BIOS.  Hard drive spins up.  CD drive is not accessed, nor is floppy drive.3. Wait a while to let PC warm up.  May get a few noises between click and beep, but nothing that matches any of the beeps in the beep table.4. Switch off and try again.  The PC may start up.  Sometimes the CD drive is accessed around now but the boot procedure doesn't get any further.5. If the PC doesn't boot, repeat steps 3 and 4 until it does.This problem is one I really need solved.  Help!!!

Answer:PC will not boot from cold

Quote...For some time my PC was on 24/7...Open it up.  Probably full of dust.

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Question: cold boot

When I bought this system it came with Windows 98 SE and started the boot prosses automatically when the power button is pressed. After upgrading to Windows XP Home I always have to press the power on button then the reset button before it will boot. I have tried updating the BIOS, even bought a new chip. No help, still refuses to boot.

Answer:cold boot


Could you post the make and model of the PC so we can research it for you? Also when you upgraded did you do an Update or New Install?

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Question: xp cold boot

I have an MSI 845PE max MB P4 2.4 512mb ram 333mhz. The problem is that when i first turn the machine on it looks like it has hung but if left to continue it does get to the logon screen but then the system runs very slow. but if restart from the logon screen the system boots fine

Answer:xp cold boot

Have a look at what services are running and try disabling a few that you dont need. click here

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This happens when I power up the pc and it boots.

The desktop appears, and when I click normally on an icon (a desktop shortcut) to open it, it doesn't open. Instead I get the menu that I would get if I had right-clicked on the icon. If I open it from there, there are problems with tabs.

To fix this, I Restart the pc. Then everything works the way it should.

It always happens when I power up the pc. And I always have to restart it to fix it.

Any ideas on this one? Thanks!

Answer:Win 10 after a cold boot

Most of the times the Explorer crashes due a bad or corrupt Context Menu the best way to troubleshoot is to download the ShellExView is an excellent tool to view and manage all installed shell extensions. The rule is to disable non-Microsoft context menu handlers *one-by-one* and verify if the problem is solved. If disabling one does not solve the problem, undo the disabled item and disable the next non-Microsoft handler. Do the same until the problem is solved and finally identify the culprit. Scroll right to see the Company Name column in ShellExView. Run a SFC Scannow to make sure all the System files are intact.
Solved Windows 8 Explorer hangs on right-click - no icons after

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Question: Cold boot - Help!

I am trying to see if there is a way of cold-booting a PC without accessing the motherboard power-on pin pair.

This pair of pins is often covered (i.e. Dell use a proprietary 40-pin block across all those pins, so you can only access the pwr-on pair if you pull the 40-pin block off, but that disconnects a lot of other stuff.

Does anyone know a way of turning on a PC other than bridging the pwr-on pair on the motherboard?


Answer:Cold boot - Help!


My question is, why? Don't you have a power switch?

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I managed to mess up my Windows 8.1 factory install almost as soon as I unboxed my Y50-70 with a couple of boneheaded moves. I was able to restore Windows from a downloaded USB image from Microsoft and the BIOS Windows key on the laptop. So far so good. The boot is on /dev/dsa1 as fat32. I have a suspicion that the system when installed was in a different location from the factory. The reason for my suspicion is the following. When trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot, Ubuntu cannot see the Windows OS. I have tried shrinking the Windows partition using the windows partition utility. I have also changed the unallocated space from shrinking to ext4 using GParted. Do I need to change the Windows boot location or change the BIOS boot type to get Ubuntu to see it should install alonside Windows?

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I have built my own pc last week-(I5 3750k, Cm 212 Plus EVO, Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD4H, Corsair 8Gb Vengeance LP, Corsair AX 850w, Windows 8 x64)
It has been working fine until the last few days.
I get BSOD dpc watchdog violation on start up. If i restart the system it some time goes to desktop if im lucky. Mostly happens on cold boots.
I Really need help, I cant figure it out... I have checked SSD and updated firmware, have updated drivers. Still same problem.. I have tried to read the dumpfiles with WINDBG. All i can find is:

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\ntoskrnl.exe, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntoskrnl.exe
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 9200.16551.amd64fre.win8_gdr.130306-1502
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`c4c83000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`c4f4fb00
Debug session time: Fri May 10 18:47:01.078 2013 (UTC + 1:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 8:24:28.125

Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt+5a240 )
I have recovered my drive to when i installed windows 8 x64 and problem still persist. I also have checked all over the internet, If anybody can help me? I would be really grateful.

Answer:BSOD on Cold Boot (Please Help)

Only 59 Windows Updates installed. Most systems have 66 or more. Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

You have 4 hard drives. What is the make/model/wattage and age of your Power Supply?

Gigabyte ET6 (EasyTune6) is known to cause BSOD's on some Windows systems (the driver is GVTDrv64.sys). Please uninstall it. Also uninstall the Easy Saver software (gdrv.sys) as it can cause the same issues.

All of the BSOD's blame Alpham164.sys - a driver component of your Ideazon ZBoard/Ideazon Fang. These drivers date from 2007 and are likely not compatible with Win8. Please download and install the latest, Win8 compatible drivers for this device. If there are no Win8 compatible drivers, please uninstall it from your systems and physically remove the device in order to test and see if it's causing the BSOD's.

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

teamviewervpn.sys Thu Dec 13 04:22:09 2007 (4760F9C1)
TeamViewerVPN Network Adapter

LGBusEnum.sys Mon Nov 23 20:36:48 2009 (4B0B38B0)
Logitech Keyboard

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Question: Cold boot problems

I have system stability problems for a long time. I always thought it was my TV tuner card, but now that I have it removed, the problems still persist.

The system can run fine for some days (in which I boot up every morning), and suddenly be heaviliy instable on some days: black screen during bios boot, Windows crashes or reboots during boot, or the blue bios setup freezes, or a reboot in the blue bios setup. During these problems, I have to remove power from the PC a number of times, wait, try again etc. Or simply leave it off for some hours and then try it again. The problems seem to be called "cold boot problems" in by some users in similar cases.

-CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.20 GHz (normal speed) (temperature around 42 degrees celsius)
-RAM: 4 GB total, Kingston KVR1333D3N9K2/4G (kit of 2 modules)
-MoBo: Asus M4A79XTD EVO (Chipset: AMD 790X / SB750)
-GPU: Club3D HD 5750 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E (passive cooled by default) (ATI Radeon HD 5750 chipset)
-PSU: Seasonic M12 II Bronze 620W (previous PSU: Seasonic S12-430, 430W had similar problems, if I'm correct)
-OS: Windows 7 64bit
-BIOS: set to default, except: serial port disabled, firewire disabled, and AHCI mode instead of IDE mode.

Memtest runs without problems for at least 8 hours during a test. Maybe it won't run normal when the system is instable, although a quick test using Win7 memtest, didn't show any problems on a single run.
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Answer:Cold boot problems

Is there an Asus program for your MB that monitors voltages and temps?
I have something called Asus PC Probe II that does that, but I haven't used it in a long time. Has alarms I think.
Might try that. Since it shows itself even when in BIOS I would first suspect power supply or the MB itself. Just guessing of course.

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Question: BSOD Cold Boot

Just upgraded from XP x64 to 7 Home Premium x64. System was stable with XP x64; no hardware/software changes have been made.

System will BOOT/Restart when warm "no" BSOD; has to sit several hours, will BSOD when started and display:

*Windows Has Recovered From An Unexpected Shutdown*

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1a
BCP1: 0000000000041790
BCP2: FFFFFA8004423980
BCP3: 000000000000FFFF
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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I ran Seagate Seatools long test twice, no errors. I ran Memtest V5 overnight (8+) hours, no errors.

Have attached debug report.

Sure could use some help,

Thanks in advance.

Answer:BSOD Cold Boot

Welcome to the forum MDDI,

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.2.9200.20512 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Usra\Downloads\MARK-PC-Tue_04_15_2014__82754_98\041514-18328-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\SymCache*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (2 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7601.18247.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02c67000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02eaa6d0
Debug session time: Tue Apr 15 17:11:48.570 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:01:01.992
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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The BSODs started 4 months after purchase. I replaced RAM with new sticks, which did not do anything. Replaced them with other brand RAM and that still did not solve the issue. Replaced motherboard 2 times and then with an other brand and that still did not work. Reinstalling windows does not solve it.

Now I have different RAM and a different motherboard and the symptoms are still BSODs at cold boot startup: Page_fault_in_nonpaged_area, Memory_management, Attempted_write_to_readonly_memory. When I replaced motherboard, I immediately got BSOD at startup even without windows 7 installed.

I have let my pc get checked and they said it was the motherboard although it did not solve the issue.

chkdsk and memtest passed without errors.

i7 860
Motherboards: MSI p55-gd65/Gigabyte p55A-UD3
RAM: OCZ Platinum DDR3 PC3-10666 Low Voltage/Corsair XMS3 TW3X4G1333C9
Samsung F3 1tb
club 3d 5850
corsair hx 750w
Mugen 2 cpu cooler

Windows 7 64bit Retail
Age of system is 1 year-1week old

Answer:Different BSODS at Cold Boot

Bump, I have like 8 BSODs every cold boot and then suddenly it appears to be working just fine.

I hate karma.

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8 days ago i turned on the pc and then my a cup of tea. When i came back the pc had a flashing cursor in the top left screen. I turned it off and then on and then it went as far as the windows progress flash screen and stopped so i rebooted again and after nearly an hour of this i got it working.
There was no blue screen and no error messages apart from 1 about the pc not shutting down properly.
Turned pc off at night time and in the morning the same thing and it has been like that for 4 days.
Thursday i backed up the sata hard drive to a 80gb ide hard drive and then took out the sata drive and put in a 40gb ide drive and reinstalled home premium. It seemed ok but when i went to turn on the pc on Friday morning the same thing happen and the same today.
All that is connected is hard drive,mouse,keyboard,dvd rw,Atheros wireless network card and graphics card which the monitor is connected to.
Thank you for any help you may give me.

Answer:PC will not cold boot but ok on restart.

I put this in the wrong thread so started a new thread and i will mark this as solved.

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I'm not sure why it does this. But if i start the computer up while its been off for a while, it gets to the POST screen and gets hung on "locating IDE connections", but if i hit the restart button it finds them instantly.

Any ideas why this would happen?

Answer:Cold boot IDE detection

You may need to replace your CMOS battery.
Clear your BIOS.
Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

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Question: Cold Boot BSODS ??

Hello all,

I recently built an HTPC for my brother. Almost immediately after getting it up and running, we started getting BSODs. The crazy thing is that it always happens from a cold boot, and will happen over and over again. But once the machine has been running for 5 to 10 minutes or so, the boot will go through, and the machine works fine after that.

(I should say that my brother also reports BSODs while he's watching movies sometimes or doing various other tasks, but I haven't seen them and he removed the logs with CCleaner so I can't check)

So far I re-formatted and removed the RAID setup, switched hard drives from the Gigabyte SATA2 Controller to the Intel P55 controller, Switched RAM positions, ran Memtest and checkdisk several times over..... I'm just about out of ideas.

Below are the systems specs, and attached is a zip of the minidump contents, the memory dump file (nevermind, too big), the checkdisk output, and a subfolder with files created after getting crashes using Verifier.
I should note that the crashes while using Verifier were not BSODS, and probably unrelated to the problem at hand, but since I can't figure it out I don't want to leave anything out.

Thanks in advance for your help!




Video: VGA SAPPHIRE|100283VXL HD5770 1G

HDs: 2T|WD WD20EADS & 2T|ST SATA2 ST32000542AS

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Answer:Cold Boot BSODS ??

Quote: Originally Posted by ATeX

Hello all,

I recently built an HTPC for my brother. Almost immediately after getting it up and running, we started getting BSODs. The crazy thing is that it always happens from a cold boot, and will happen over and over again. But once the machine has been running for 5 to 10 minutes or so, the boot will go through, and the machine works fine after that.

(I should say that my brother also reports BSODs while he's watching movies sometimes or doing various other tasks, but I haven't seen them and he removed the logs with CCleaner so I can't check)

So far I re-formatted and removed the RAID setup, switched hard drives from the Gigabyte SATA2 Controller to the Intel P55 controller, Switched RAM positions, ran Memtest and checkdisk several times over..... I'm just about out of ideas.

Below are the systems specs, and attached is a zip of the minidump contents, the memory dump file (nevermind, too big), the checkdisk output, and a subfolder with files created after getting crashes using Verifier.
I should note that the crashes while using Verifier were not BSODS, and probably unrelated to the problem at hand, but since I can't figure it out I don't want to leave anything out.

Thanks in advance for your help!




Video: VGA SAPPHIRE|100283VXL HD5770 1G

HDs: 2T|WD WD20EADS & 2T|ST SATA2 ST32000542AS... Read more

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Hi there... After scouring threads and trying all fixes suggested I'm giving up and posting my own.

The issue: Every boot after computer has been off for more than a minute produces a BSOD with KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR code.

What I've tried:
Windows reinstall - issue persists
Drivers - up to date
CHKDSK - no errors
MEMTEST 86 - no errors
SFC /SCANNOW - no errors

Here are my system specs:

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
Intel Core i7 3820QM @ 2.70GHz 40 ?C
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
24.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
PA248 ([email protected])
Intel HD Graphics 4000 (CLEVO/KAPOK Computer)
GeForce GTX 675MX (CLEVO/KAPOK Computer) 43 ?C
Hard Drives
699GB Seagate ST9750420AS (SATA) 31 ?C
Optical Drives
Slimtype DVD A DS8A8SH
Realtek High Definition Audio

and... Here is what bluescreenview is telling me in my dump file

Dump file: 050113-12046-01.dmp
Crash time: 5/1/2013 9:33:59 AM
Bug Check code: 0x0000007a
Parameter 1: 00000000`00000004
Parameter 2: 00000000`00000000
Parameter 3: fffffa80`13c1f5b0
Parameter 4: fffff880`1a4df000
Caused by driver: ntoskrnl.exe
Caused by address: ntoskrnl.exe+5a240
Processor: x64
Crash address: ntoskrnl.exe+5a240
Full path: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\050113-12046-01.dmp
Processor count: 8
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Answer:BSOD on every cold boot.

Also... looking at event viewer in windows I see a critical error logged at this same time which doesn't make sense seeing as I had shut down the computer properly.

"The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.



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Ok, have a Sabertooth x79/3930k and an Intel 750ssd 1.2tb.

Sometimes on a cold boot it will take say 15 seconds to load to desktop and sometimes over double that 30 seconds or so. Also it warm boots consistently in the 30 second range.

Any help to understand the cold boot issue would be greatly appreciated.

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This problem started about a week ago and has been getting worse. I won?t boot after being left off over night. It will boot after installing the backup (takes 5 min. from time to inserting disk to reboot). It?s booted once after waiting for it to warm up for a few minutes. Boots fine if turned off for a few hours but once it reaches room temp wont. I don?t think it?s a software problem as I?ve reinstalled windows after reformatting. I?ve switched the memory into the other slots and no diff there. I?ve checked all my plugs and components to be sure they are seated properly. I built this computer in Nov 06 with no problems. I added the 2nd raptor a month ago. So the big change is using the RAID controller and a second hard drive Today I tried waiting to warm up again but only got past the windows splash screen and power to the USB ports. SO?Power supply? Motherboard? Cables? A piece of silicone? Hard drive?WIN 7 running on:Asus P5N-E SLI motherboard Intel E6600 dual core CPU EVGA 8800GTX DX10 Graphics card2 Gigs of Corsair DDR-2 PC 6400, EPP certified. 2 WESTERN DIGITAL WD1500AHFD 150GB RAPTOR SATA in RAID 01Tb HITACHI hard driveSound Blaster gamer X-FI Titanium Fatality Pro.650-watt power supply

Answer:Computer won't boot when cold

Is the Hitachi your boot drive?Where exactly in the boot process does it stop? Can you get into BIOS when it's cold?

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Question: Cold Boot Hang

PC failed to cold boot, stopped just before the Windows logo came in. Restarted the pc and all appeared ok but again noticed that the system time had gone out again (seems to do this when it hangs).

The dumps it collected would be before I tested the below as it did not BSOD today just hung on the first boot.

Really cannot get to the bottom of this:
Ram test came back ok
I have disabled readyboost
Tried IDE Sata mode
Pulled hair out

Conected USB devices at startup:
Sharkoon Fireglider Mouse
Logitech G15 Keyboard
Nvidia 3D vision

My pc is:
MSI 785GTM-E45
Phenom AM2+ Quad 2.3
1tb Samsung F3 HDD
2bg DDR2 800
Nvidia GTX460
700W PSU

Answer:Cold Boot Hang

Any ideas?

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Question: Cold Boot Issues

I cleaned my tower of dust the other day, I removed the side panel and disconnected the PSU & device cables from all drives and the motherboard. I marked them all to ensure that I reconnected them back into the right sockets. I did not disconnect the wire connecting to the cold start button from either location (motherboard/switch). After I finished I reconnected all internals as everything was marked, then reconnected all externals to power back up. I pushed the button to start and it didn't do anything at all. I waited for a minute and pushed it again and it still didn't start, I was about to disassemble it again when it finally powered up. It works fine as long as I keep it on (it restarts and comes out of stand-bye), but if I turn it off at night and attempt to boot the next time I use it repeats the delayed boot. Anyone got a suggestion?

Answer:Cold Boot Issues

Could be a misconfiguration. i.e. wrong usb connection. Very easy to make that mistake. or a loose screw, etc. is shorting out the mobo & case.

I'd disconnect everything except monitor & keyb & power it up. If that works, connect one thing at a time to narrow down to the cause.

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I have been experiencing BSoDs for over a year now.
they usally happens in the first couple of boots everyday (heard it is called cold boot error)

and lately it happened with me while playing hardcore games

I tried reinstalling win many times and formating the whole HDD but no use.

I think the problem is related to my ram cuz sometimes when I rmove them and put them in the motherboard again the problem is solved for some time and sometimes nothing happens at all, and when I run memtest86 it gave me a hell 3M error one time and the other time it gave me 9 passes and 0 errors

By the way sorry for the bad english

I have win 7 pro x86
full retail version
I bought this computer more than 4 years ago, II had my motherboard fixed before and changed some ICs in it (I think over restarting the computer due to BSoDs caused it)
The last time I installed win7 was 1 month ago

Answer:Cold boot BSoDs and more

The discrepancies in how your memtests are showing could be caused by a faulty power supply, which can fluctuate in its power output and cause unexpected hardware problems. The motherboard could also contribute to this.

Have you swapped sticks and tested them all on each solitary slot? You may have a bad memory slot or two, in which case it'd be the motherboard that would need replacing. If you want my honest opinion, though, I'd say the power supply is to blame.

Do you have your system overclocked? If so, reset to factory defaults. In addition, check for any BIOS updates, and also check the website for your motherboard manufacturer to confirm if the RAM you have present is compatible with that mobo.

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I have been many places on the web looking to discover how to trace a cold boot.  I have an 8 minute cold boot and a 1+ minute restart.  From what I read about xbootmgr it just does restarts.  I don't want to trace a boot that is part
of a restart.
Also, I have tried many things and none have helped.  For example, cold boots into Safe mode are almost 8 minutes.  Cold boots to a very minimal operating system take almost 8 minutes.
I would very much appreciate it if a knowledgeable person would tell me how to do it, or if it is not possible, to tell me that so I can stop looking.  In the case where it is not possible I would very much like to learn why that is so.  It seems
like a very sensible, basic capability.
Thank you
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Hi Guys,

Just recently put my new computer together and all was good. But now when I turn the computer on from a cold boot it comes up with application errors within about 10 min of starting and then it auto reboots itself. The computer is fine after it restarts with no problems at all.

My specs are
E8200 Intel running at stock
P5N-E SLi ASUS board
bois 901 (most recent)
2gb at 5-5-5-16-21 at 400MHz frequency
ANTEC TruePower TRIO 650watt
and a 8600 GTS

Why would it only crash on a cold boot? Is it something to do with memory timings or something? Everything is brand new.

Thanks for your help!

Answer:Restarts on a cold boot


Does the same happen when you boot into safe mode?

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Question: Woun't cold boot

ASRock Prescott 533 P4i45GV
Intel(R) Celeron
Socket 478
XP Home

Have to reboot about 6 times before it will start, tried new Power supply and Memory ,same thing???

Answer:Woun't cold boot

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Question: BSOD on cold boot

Hi all,

yesterday I started having problems on cold windows 8 64bit boot. When windows starts loading I got BSOD, after restart all went normally, today the same happened. I am quite sure it is software related. Anyway the BSOD showed bad pool caller error.
Event viewer: The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x000000c2 (0x0000000000000007, 0x000000000000119e, 0x0000000004440009, 0xfffffa80067d79d0)

Event viewer also shows this: Windows failed fast startup with error status 0xC0000001. I believe this preceeded the bsod.
Minidump files from both days attached.

my pc scec:
Windows 8 64 bit
Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2,66ghz
4gb ram
GPU Ati HD 5770
MB Asus P5K

Thanks, any help is appreciated.

Answer:BSOD on cold boot

The Asus P5 series of boards had memory issues with early installations of Win7. I dunno if this applies to Win8, but I'd suggest trying to set your memory timings/settings/voltages according to the RAM manufacturer's specifications (NOT using the Auto setting in the BIOS).

NTStatus of 0xc0000001 is "Operation failed" (which we know already!)

Both BSOD's are listed as probably being caused by HssDrv.sys - a component of HotSpotShield
HotSpotShield is known to cause issues on some Win7 systems, so it's reasonable to assume that it's causing similar issues on Win8. To add to this, your HotSpotShield drivers date from 2009 and may not even be compatible with Win7.

To test this, please uninstall HotSpotShield and see if the BSOD's stop.

Another likely cause of the BSOD's is the 2005 version of the ASACPI.sys (Asus ATK0110 ACPI Utility driver). Please update to the latest version available from your motherboard's driver download page at Asus' website. Also, please note that Asus doesn't support Win7 or Win8 for this mobo, so finding compatible drivers will be difficult for you.

Download from here (select Vista 64 bit as the OS):
In this case, DO NOT use the driver listed under the ATK section (this driver dates from 2007 and isn't Win7 compatible)
Instead, expand the Utilities section. The first entry will be "ATK0110 driver for WindowsXP/Vista... Read more

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My computer will restart everytime when cold boot(i will unplug the power of the tower after i shutdown my computer)....but it only reboot once in cold boot.Then everything will be fine. Windows will show error message....
When i sent the report to microsoft, it will state something wrong with the video...
I tried to reinstall the latest video card driver. Replace a new video card....
Same things happen
Do memory and hdd diagnostic test all works fine.
Try to reinstall the windows....Same errors happened....
Guys....Do you have any clue on what's wrong....?

Thanks very much for your help!!!

Here are the Spec....

cpu: intel 805 2.6GHz Dual core
mb: asus p5vd2-mx
ram: smart 1g ram
hdd: samsung sp2504n
video card: sapphire x550 512mb(original) gigabyte x550 256(replacement)
OS: windows xp home sp2

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I have a new 20 gb drive on the primary ide controller of an ASUS p4S533 motherboard with a 1.5 gh CPU running Windows XP Pro. It has a 400 watt power supply. When I turn on the computer the first time each day, it won't detect the hard drive (I get a non-system disk error). It does detect the cdrom drive on the secondary IDE controller both are in the master position). If I wait 20 minutes and then do a soft boot, it finds it, and it finds it the rest of the day. I am wondering whether this is a drive problem or a board problem. The problem has gotten worse since it got cold, and the computer is kept in a cold room, but it oesn't seem to matter if I heat the room or not.

This is what I've tried so far: I've put the drive settings in the bios manually; I've changed out the IDE cable, I've moved the drive to a different power connector, and I've updated the motherboard BIOS. This weekend, I followed some suggestions from people online and tried a few more things:
I tried the WD drive on the secondary controller; the same thing happened. I tried booting up with a different hard drive (an old 2 gb Windows 95 drive) and that drive booted fine. When I reconnected the WD drive, I got the same error (sometimes the BIOS detects the drive but says it failed). I ran Western Digital's diagnostic program (extended version) and it reported no errors on the drive.

I'd appreciate any suggestions.

Answer:Ide Hdd fails on first cold boot of the day

please check for the answer on this thread :

its little easier to track your messages when they are posted under one forum and also admins get mad when you double post.


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Question: Crash on cold boot

Hi there, about a month ago I decided to get myself a new rig. I ordered the parts online and put them together myself. At first everything worked fine, I got Windows 7 up and running and drivers were installed without error. Then I decided to try and overclock my i5 2500k, since I have little experience with overclocking in general I googled a little and read up on a few step-by-step tutorials on how to go about with this. I'm not sure wether or not it's something I've meddled with that caused this problem, but in the middle of clicking around in my BIOS my computer suddenly dies. On reboot it halts and crashes after a few seconds only to reboot again before it even gets to the initial boot screen. It keeps going like this for 3-4 consecutive crashes until I pull the power. I open up my case and since my motherboard has a "mem-ok!" button which, according to the manual is used to reset BIOS and allow a safe boot. I press and hold for 5 seconds and it boots correctly and lets me undo any changes I've done to the BIOS. Everything seemed to be in working order, but now whenever I do a cold boot it still halts and crashes once or twice before it does a succesful boot. The problem has persisted for a few weeks now and it's bugging me because it means there's a problem somewhere. I'm clueless as to where exactly, though. Anyone with experience or input that have ran into similar issues? Feel free to share your thoughts.

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Answer:Crash on cold boot

Hello SamohT, welcome to SF!

Do I understand correctly it crashes way before it gets to a W7 boot?
If so... check all connections in the case... sounds like a bad power or bus connection.
Does it act identical whether the boot is literally cold as in temperature, vs a shutdown and reboot when warm?

If you think it also crashes in W7 itself, please upload as in this tut:

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I have a problem with a D-Link DGE-530T NIC. On a Windows XP Pro SP2 PC, it will not get properly detected on a cold boot--Windows XP detects it as an Ethernet Controller and does not accept the downloaded drivers for the DGE-530T. If I restart, Windows XP detects the DGE-530T and automatically installs drivers. However, on the next cold boot, the problem reoccurs.

Also, I have two of these NICs, and swapping them produces the same problem in the same PC while either NIC works fine in another Windows XP PC. I've cleaned the registry, checked for bad entries in Device Manager, and have nothing further to go on. Help please!

Answer:NIC Not Detected on Cold Boot

I might as well post some of the other things I've tried.

I've suspected that it's actually a BIOS issue, although I don't have much to base that on. The way it fails to properly detect from a cold boot but then gets it right on a warm restart reminds me of older hard drives that wouldn't spin up in time before the BIOS moved on and would fail to be detected; BIOS manufacturers used to insert an optional delay that solved this problem. I looked in the BIOS of this ECS Nforce3A (1.0A) for that option but I didn't find it. Instead, I tried disabling quick boot testing in the hopes that it would accomplish the same thing, but it didn't have an effect other than making boot take forever--it takes a long time to test 2GB of RAM three times.

I'm going to see if my BIOS is updated to the latest version. Other than that, I'm not sure what else it could be. Something to do with the PCI slots themselves? I've tried each of them on this board, so if it is related it's a problem with how all of them are managed. I tried emailing D-Link about it but the "tech" read my email and sent me a link to the drivers. It was an effort to be polite when repeating my issue again, only to be asked to call tech support: classic "pass-the-buck" behavior.

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I have XP pro, with a PC Chips 810 LMR Mobo, Athlon 1800 processor, 256 Ram. A 40 gig HDD with six partititions (C-H).I also have a CD writer.On a cold boot, (first of the day) the PC has to make several attempts to fully boot.It goes through the Bios, and gets as far as the Splash screen, beeps, and starts again. This can go on for up to 20 minutes.If I close down and reboot, there is no problem.I have looked at the error log, and this tells me ?(Date) Disk The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D? .Is this a hard driver fail on its way, or Mobo problem or something else?Software is kept to a minimum with Office 2000, Autoroute, and PSP 7.I use AVG anti virus, and Sygate personal firewall. I had the problem prior to Sygate being installed.Any help appreciated.Cheers Stroller

Answer:Boot up Failure from cold

Has this always happened,if not it could be a windows file that is not correctly installed (re-install of windows for that one.I had a similar experience with a ECS K7S5A m/b, first boot of the day, it would not even goto post, cdrom lights flashed, fans spun up but nothing my case i got round it by trying to start up, then pressing the start button for five seconds to force a power off, then power on again and everything worked ok till the next morning.I got a Trojan/Virus which corrupted my bios, so i flashed the bios and it also solved the startup, my advice if nothing else works Flash your Bios, but only as a last resort, wait and see what others suggest.good luck with whatever you decide

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I have a non resolvable issue with a customer computer because on cold boot, every morning that machine is not able to browse the internet but the lan works perfectly fine.

The computer is a [email protected], 512mb, xp pro sp2 fully patched (legal) and the nic is a realtek one using windows provided drivers.

Any ideas of what could cause that issue?

In the nic properties i manually entered the gateway ip as dns server, even tried that value as automatic without luck, every morning computer has no internet

Computer is spyware/virii/trojan free

Any help is appreciated


Answer:No internet on cold boot

I sometimes have had problems with the Realtek cards using the XP default drivers. My problems were mainly in maintaining a connection. I'd have downloads fail halfway through, etc. Once I updated the drivers to the latest from Realtek, the problem would go away. I don't remember which board this was, but it was a Pentium III computer.

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Question: cold boot freeze

Every morning my WXP Pro freezes on the moving bar seek screen.

I have to press the reset button then all OK all day with all fresh log ins (unless the PC is off for quite a few hours).

Checked in the Event viewer and ID 49 Showing
Configuring the Page file for crash dump failed. Make sure there is a page file on the boot partition and that it s large enough to contain all Physical memory.

Not sure what that means or how to allocate enough.
I have 768 mb Ram
GE Force card 6600
2 internal Hard drives plus one external all Maxtors

Hope someone can help with this annoying problem.


Answer:cold boot freeze

Hello and welcome to the forum. I'm sorry to hear you're having problems, but let's see if we can find a remedy.
Have you tried running check disc? If not click "Start", "RUN" and type in "chkdsk /r" without the quotes. You'll see a command prompt window stating that "Chkdsk cannot be run because the volume is in use by another process". Type Y and enter to have it run on the next reboot. Then reboot your system.
This will scan you hard drive for errors and attepmt to fix any that is found.

As for the page file, I don't think that would cause your system to lock on a cold boot. The page file is known as virtual memory and basically uses hard space as memory when the system needs it. The settings can be found in "System Properties" under "Advanced", Performance "settings", "Advanced" tab again, on the bottom of the page you'll see the page file size. Normally windows sets the page file so you shouldn't need to change the setting.

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So,always the same with my machine,first time I boot the PC in the day,BSOD,wait for a few other BSODS and then,everything fine.
Of course,when this happens to my Dad,while he's working,he's not very happy,so as to try to fix this,I'll leave some BSODS here.

Memory is 10 points,no problems.
Temperature is also fine,always below 60 degrees (celcius)

Thanks for helping.

Answer:BSODS always when cold boot...

Quote: Originally Posted by ArgentineBoy

So,always the same with my machine,first time I boot the PC in the day,BSOD,wait for a few other BSODS and then,everything fine.
Of course,when this happens to my Dad,while he's working,he's not very happy,so as to try to fix this,I'll leave some BSODS here.

Memory is 10 points,no problems.
Temperature is also fine,always below 60 degrees (celcius)

Thanks for helping.

Virtually all of them are caused by memory corruption. Probably caused by a driver.

Please run memtest and driver verifier

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I am working on a customer's system that will bluescreen at the "Windows starting" screen and will restart itself and loop. When I turn off the system and power on again, I am able to boot into windows with no problem. I can power the system on and reboot with no problem. I will come in the next day and power on the system and the bluescreen will happen again. This time rather than turning the system off, i hit the reset button and nothing changes. Just a continuous loop. It will be fine when i turn the system off for a minute and power on and boots into Windows. I've had this system for over a week and this is almost driving me nuts. Any help with this would be really appreciated! Thanks

OS - Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

? This is the original OS
? full retail
? Approximate age of system (hardware) - 2 years 9 months old
? Approximate age of OS installation 1 year and 6 months
? Have you re-installed the OS? No

? CPU - Intel i7-950
? Video Card - MSI N520GT
? MotherBoard - MSI Big Bang XPower
? Power Supply - brand & wattage - Sparkle Power 600W

? System Manufacturer - Custom built
? Exact model number

Desktop machine

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My PC hangs on initial boot up. No matter how many times I press the reset button and restart it, it never gets any furthet than the Welcome Screen and then hangs.The strange thing is, if I switch it on in the morning and leave it at the first freezeup for about 10 minutes,when I then press the reset button it starts fine and can be restarted umpteen times after this and will boot every time.To me it is like a car that will not start on a cold morning, and then when it gets going it goes like a bomb!I have tried all the usual things like sfc /scannow, chkdsk, defrag, Fixmbr, Fixboot etc. I have uninstalled/reinstalled and even updated the Graphics card drivers. I have tried booting up with the mouse, keyboard and USB Drive disconnected. I have run System Restore. I have tested the RAM and HDD with software from MAXTOR and I am told they are in tip top condition. I have disconnected/reconnected the IDE cable between the HDD and motherboard. I have checked for spyware and viruses with programs like Spybot and AVG Free. I have tried msconfig/rebuild to rebuild the boot ini file. I have replaced NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM. I have checked the inside of the case for any scorch marks or damage to capacitators on the MOB, and for loose connections etc. I have unseated and reseated the graphics and RAM cards and cleaned the contacts. I have even done a reinstall of the OS, all to no availThe fans are all working. The PSU is a replacement top of the range Antec Trueblue 480 Watt only fitte... Read more

Answer:PC will not start from cold boot

Most likely PSU not providing full 12V when initially switched on.

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Question: Slow Cold Boot

so i have installed windows 7 on my computer about a year ago. ive never had any blue screens due to it crashing, never had any problems to the point where i would need to re install the OS, however, ive noticed that on cold boots the system runs painfully slow, it will boot up fairly fast on a normal restart tho, like 20-35 seconds. on a cold boot it can take about 1-2 minutes to load in windows, and then once that happens its not so much it going slow as that there is a point during which i cannot click anything or else it will take forever to accomplish. what i mean by this is, it will load to my desktop and for a period of about 3 more minutes i will try to right click on the desktop and it will do the circle thing for like 20 seconds before giving me the drop down menu. if i right click again right after, it shows up instantly.
same with trying to open up a file within those first couple of minutes. it will take like 45 seconds to open a picture. its weird..
I have tweaked my windows 7 to startup only necessary drivers and turned off search index along with Aero.
My HDD isn't fragmented and ive got about 120gbs out of 450 available. so its not that bad.

Now some of you may say, well its just loading the processes. but i only have catalyst control center loading up as a startup item lol. and even after it loads. it goes through a wierd 3-4 minute phase in which everything is slow as hell. then works perfectly fine.
any help?

Answer:Slow Cold Boot

One difference between a warm boot and a cold boot is that in a cold boot the component devices are initialized. So it could be a failing component. Any clues in the Device Manager or the Event Viewer?

Another difference is RAM addressing. Cold boot maps the RAM, warm boot does not.
You could run Memtest86+ to test your RAM.

Another difference is simply warming up. Power supplies and spinning hard drives, if they are failing, can have issues when starting up from a dead stop, but work fine when warmed up. I think video cards can have a issue too.

I'm just throwing some things out here - brainstorming.

How does it do going into Safe Mode?

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Question: BSOD on cold boot.

I have been getting a variety of BSOD's on cold boots. After the first BSOD, everything runs smoothly thereafter; any amount of stress on the PC doesn't cause any BSOD.

Things I have tried:
Updated bios and all the motherboard related whatnot.
Tried to update all my other drivers.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:BSOD on cold boot.

Do you use the latest version of Samsung Magician for windows 10?

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Question: Cold Boot BSOD

BSOD on startup after 8 hours or so of being off overnight. Occurs everyday.
Ran memtest+86 & passed 7 loops..

I remove a ram stick & replace it for the BSODs to go away and windows to startup, continues to run fine all day.

Ran through windbg but I don't really know what I'm looking at.
I have also attached my minidump file and my system.nfo for reference if needed.

In hopes that I was reading the results correctly I updated my nvidia drivers from nvidia's website and thought it would help, but no luck.

Thanks in advance, any ideas or suggestions are appreciated.

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [c:\windows\minidump\031310-15406-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*;symsrv*symsrv.dll*c:\symbols*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (3 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a15000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02c52e50
Debug session time: Sat Mar 13 07:43:47.609 2010 (UTC - 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:15.015
Loading Kernel Symbols
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Answer:Cold Boot BSOD

Quote: Originally Posted by David63dn

BSOD on startup after 8 hours or so of being off overnight. Occurs everyday.
Ran memtest+86 & passed 7 loops..

I remove a ram stick & replace it for the BSODs to go away and windows to startup, continues to run fine all day.

Ran through windbg but I don't really know what I'm looking at.
I have also attached my minidump file and my system.nfo for reference if needed.

In hopes that I was reading the results correctly I updated my nvidia drivers from nvidia's website and thought it would help, but no luck.

Thanks in advance, any ideas or suggestions are appreciated.

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [c:\windows\minidump\031310-15406-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*;symsrv*symsrv.dll*c:\symbols*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (3 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a15000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02c52e50
Debug session time: Sat Mar 13 07:43:47.609 2010 (UTC - 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:15.015
Loading Kernel Symbols
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Acer desktop AspireX3470When I press the power button to start up the computer in the morning, it turns on and gets as far as the ACER logo screen and that's it...I've waited up to twenty minutes and nothing ever happens.  So I then press the power button again to turn it off, which it does.  Then I press the power button again and it boots up without a glitch, in very little time.  This has been going on for months now 9 days out of 10.  On shutdown, it often gets suck on the screen that says that some programs are still running, though there are no obvious ones, I let it do it's thing and it shuts down...I don't choose the force shutdown.  There is no issue starting up or restarting the computer unless it is the first time of the day. I am running Kaspersky anti virus and do manual backups every week.I've done the usual disc check and defrag, windows memory check and saw a lot of warnings, critical and errors in the Operational Performance diagnostics events viewer.   So yesterday I installed CCleaner and disabled everything in the start up that I could find that was not relevant and did a registry cleanup.  I've also checked up to date drivers for the processors AMD A6-3620 APU with Radeon HD graphics, for the Microsoft System Management BIOS and the Microsoft Virtual Drive Enumerator and they are all up to date.  Since yesterday's cleanup it now runs faster but unfortunately again it needed the double start to get it going this... Read more

Answer:Computer does not boot on cold - I think that's th...

Are you using Windows 7 still?

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Question: BSOD on cold boot

Hey everyone, this has been a problem thats really been bothering me.

So far this hasnt led to any long term damage, but recently (it seems to have started ever since one night i updated windows on shutdown) When ever i turn my computer on in the morning, is has a bsod on me. Im never there when it happens, I useally turn it on and go take a shower, when i come back though ive noticed it says it recovered from and unexpected shut down.
I used blue screen veiwer and it says that its being caused by the dxgkrnl.sys and the bug check code is 0x00000116.

its really frustrating me, i hope its not a hardware issue but it seems like it is, my motherboard is pretty old (atleast 5 or 4 years) and i have it running the best video card and CPU it can run. Im not quite sure how to check my specs and im not sure if theres a certain format im supposed to post like in this forum.

I have looked around and a lot of the fixes have been updating their drivers but all mine are fully upgraded.

EDIT- I forgot to mention, after the blue screen occurs i can restart as much as i want. its useally occurs when i have the pc off for about 5 hours. I turn it on in the morning, get the bsod, then it works perfectly fine. then i turn it off and head to school. when i get home the same thing useally occurs. Im never there when it happens and it doesnt stop me from using my computer and gaming or browsing the internet. im just worried my computer is going to get worse.

Thanks in advance, Andrew

Answer:BSOD on cold boot

Please follow the to provide us with your crash reports, and we will provide you with troubleshooting steps to hopefully resolve the problem.

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I have a Windows XP Pro SP3 PC which has developed a strange problem - I think after installing a number of Microsoft updates recently.
The PC hangs when it is trying to restart - i.e. as is necessary in some software installs or if you select the "restart" option from the "Shutdown" menu. However, if you let the PC shutdown and then press the start up button it will boot successfully.
The "hang" occurs during the POST sequence immediately after it has tried to boot from CD (which comes first in the boot sequence) and before the loading Windows screen. After a long pause it eventually reports "Boot disk failure - please insert System disk".
So the problem seems to be that it cannot boot from the hard drive C when it is re-starting but has no such problem when doing a normal start up.
I cannot use "system restore" to recover a previous installation because this requires the PC to do a hot restart. I would really appreciate advice from anyone who can suggest a solution.

Answer:PC will cold boot but won't restart

It sounds as it's trying to boot from the optical drive (make sure you have no CD or DVD still in the drive). Change the boot order in bios to HDD first then CD drive if no disc in optical drive.

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Question: X1 cold boot issue

I have an X1 that has a boot issue. Every time I power on (cold boot) i'm sent to the Startup repair. If I warm boot it will boot normally.Boot description:BIOS set to Quick Mode.1. Power On2. Lower left quickly displays "Launching the rescue utility"3. Sent to Startup Repair.4. Click cancel and restart and it will boot into Windows.BIOS set to Diag Mode.1. Power On2. displays normal info3. displays "Thinkpad Active System Protection Sensor Diagnostics Start"4. Sent to Startup RepairSteps I've taken.Updated BIOS to latest on website.Reset BIOS to defaultDisabled AMTDisabled Anti-Theft stuffToggled between UEFI and Legacy BIOSRemoved Active System Protection (i'm using SSD)I removed SSD and tried it on another X1 and do not have the issue.any ideas?

Answer:X1 cold boot issue

Hello mef601, welcome to Lenovo forum!please tell us your modell number und used OS.Did you change anything in the OS? Do you use a clean install or a Lenovo installation?Seems your Windows installation is defect.
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Question: BSOD w/cold boot

As w/many posters, I have had the BSOD w/a cold boot recurring for several weeks. It does not occur w/a warm reboot. I haven't installed any new hardware and this issue seems to have arisen spontaneously (something I'm sure you've heard many times before). Per your instructions, I am attaching the zip file w/info re my specific status - at least, I hope I'm sending the right information.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me w/this frustrating problem.

Answer:BSOD w/cold boot

Hello and Welcome to SF!

Seems like the Dump are pointing to different drivers in each dump so we have to run some basic test to find out what is causing.

Run a Hardware Diagnostic : Hardware Diagnostic | Captain Debugger

Uninstall Trend Micro Internet Security completely and run the Cleanup Tool to remove the left over files. Install Microsoft Security Essentials instead.

Remove your Network adapter driver and Download a Fresh of your Network Drivers and install it. (Intel(R) 82567V-2 Gigabit Network, e1y60x64.sys Tue Aug 19 03:15:05 2008)

An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
Arg1: fffffaca081fac80, memory referenced
Arg2: 0000000000000002, IRQL
Arg3: 0000000000000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
Arg4: fffff8800178382c, address which referenced memory

Debugging Details:
READ_ADDRESS: GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff800030a90e0


fffff880`0178382c 488b1f mov rbx,qword ptr [rdi]




PROCESS_NAME: svchost.exe

TRAP_FRAME: fffff880096d6520 -- (.trap 0xfffff880096d6520)
NOTE: The trap f... Read more

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I recently built a new system running windows 7 home premium 64bit. I downloaded the latest drivers for all the hardware in my system and completed as much updates for the OS that were available.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8103 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -236 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76216 MB, Free - 44878 MB; D: Total - 476936 MB, Free - 454089 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

While booting up this morning this is a message that popped up before the bsod, "memory could not be read 0xfffffff" (first time I have seen this the two weeks I have been attempting to make this system work)


Stop: 0x0000000A sorry that I did not record the parameters

This is the latest dumpfile I received upon boot up today any insight or help would be appreciated.

Answer:BSOD upon cold boot.

Have you tried testing your memory using a bootable program such as Memtest?

If so, (and it tested OK), try removing all of your sticks of memory, and
inserting only one at a time while running your PC. See if that helps.

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Hi Guys,

3 weeks ago I upgraded my Vista ultimate x64 to Windows 7 ultimate 64.
And now I have a strange problem.
Sometimes when I start the computer (cold boot) I get an BSOD with CNG.sys
It keeps remaining everytime I reboot.
When I start the recovery option and let the system restore the pc the problem is solved and Windows 7 starts perfect. Sometimes when I boot the pc it goes without a problem and othertimes I get the BSOD and need to do a recovery.

I thought that VMWare Workstation could be the problem and uninstalled the software but it didnt help. Even the driver updates by windows update didnt solve it.
Im thinking now about a reinstall with a clean install but maybe any1 has an other option.


Windows: Windows 7 Professional, Version 6.1.7600, , 64 Bit.
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Memory (RAM): 4096 MB
CPU Info: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
CPU Speed: 2399,9 MHz
Sound Card: Geluid van externe computer
Display Adapters: RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver | RDP Reflector Display Driver
Monitors: 1x;
Screen Resolution: 1440 X 900 - 32 bit
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: Atheros L1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Controller
CD / DVD Drives: G: Optiarc DVD RW AD-5170A | H: CTUZI YNSDEZO1Y
Ports: COM1 NOT Present
Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 80,3GB | D: 274,2GB | E: 111,3GB | F: 931,5GB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 33,8GB | D: 42,6GB | E: 24,2GB | F: 532,4GB
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Answer:Sometimes BSOD - Cold boot

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Hi everyone, new to the forums so go easy on me . I have read about a half dozen similar threads and still have yet to find a solution.

I've been an avid computer person who puts together systems in his spare time, and have never seen this problem before.

What is happening is each cold boot of the computer, I will ALWAYS BSOD within the first few minutes, after the mouse starts to lag really bad and skip around. If i IMMEDIATELY restart the computer, it will literally run for weeks without a hiccup.

I have replaced nearly every part of my rig minus the CPU and Memory. I've put in a new MOBO, SSD/SATA drives, Video card, Power supply. Flashed the BIOS with the latest version. The only thing left is the CPU.

I've recently ran the windows memory diagnostics everything passed fine, but I've bought new memory just in case - will try that tonight.

I have attached the files as requested by the forum. If I need anything else please let me know.

I am at wits end with this rig, i've dumped a lot of money, and having to restart it right after boot up seems silly!

Thx in advance,

Answer:BSOD only on cold boot

Any ideas at all?

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HiI have an odd problem. When I power on the laptop from cold the lights come on, the fan spins but it won't boot into Windows. If I leave it as it is for a while (until it's warm), power off & then power on again it boots fine.Any suggestions?

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I've been getting a weird BSOD everytime I cold boot in the morning. However, unlike the other cold boot BSOD's I've read about on the site, my comp doesn't blue screen until after i've passed the loading screen, and I log into my desktop.

It's really weird, but I always have enough time to log in, load msn and do stuff. Then, while i'm in the middle of surfing the net (basically, not very high demanding stuff), the computer would BSOD, and restart. Then there would be absolutely no problems until the next time i turn off my computer and turn it on the next morning.

I've already run memtest (I previously had BSOD problems, fixed with a clean reformat and reinstallation of windows 7) and there are no problems with my ram.

Yesterday, I tried to hibernate and see if there would be a change. There was not. I attached the minidump for this bluescreen. Let me know if I need to provide additional details. Thanks for your help!

Answer:Cold Boot BSOD....I believe...

Don't happen to have G.Skill ram do you? Im having the exact same problem, and hear that it could either be a power supply problem, or particularly G.Skill ram problem. The next time you go to switch your PC on, instead of booting into windows, run a memtest.

Good Luck

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Question: BSODS at cold boot

Hi guys my laptop has been having BSODs regularly at start up but only on start up.

The BSODS that come up are MEMORY_MANAGEMENT and PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA. I tried looking them up on microsofts website but the answers they have are too vague

My OS is windows 7 home premium 64bit
came pre-installed in the laptop which I bought 4 months ago

I've attached the files needed and Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:BSODS at cold boot

can anyone help?

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Question: Cold Boot Bsod

You guys may remember me from my post last week where my mouse and keyboard both lost power and I couldnt even boot into safe mode. Well prior to that I had been told by one of the admins on the site that my HDD may be failing. So..I bought a new one(seagate barracuda) and did a clean install of a new windows 7 x64 with sp1. Now...I still got a bsod on a cold boot, started messing with my ram (testing out only 2 sticks instead of 4) didnt help. However the problem i faced today is that upon loging in to my account nothing seemed to work, avast anti virus wouldnt work, firefox would not open, very sketchy...I booted back up into safe mode uninstalled avast, restarted and everything works fine, now I have indicated both avast and avg (when i had it) caused bsods...whats up with that?

Answer:Cold Boot Bsod

Make sure Avast & AVG gone using removal tools -

Install MSE -

Regards. . .



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