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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: http://usasma.vox.com/library/post/b...agnostics.html

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

Hi.

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: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...exe-7f1c0.html

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.
 
Z.

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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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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.

x99-a
5930k
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.

http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4189-fast-startup-turn-off-windows-10-a.html

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

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Hello,

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?

Thanks

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 problem........it 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.http://kbalertz.com/974720/After-clean-ins...ains-Event.aspx

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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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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 mentioned...do 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 drive...to ensure that the drive is not part of the problem.

System manufacturer and model?

Louis

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

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Question: cold boot problem

Hi
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.
SP2
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.
Norrby
 

Answer:cold boot problem

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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?

Regards,

Scully
 

Answer:interesting boot problem

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Hello,
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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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.
Thanks
Tony

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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

gerry

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 9.18.13.3221 and your one is 9.18.13.3182 (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
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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.

Thanks,

Beth

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 Newegg.com 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

Hi

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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Hello,

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 MASTER: liteon 811s
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 HD...it's probably a hard drive situation.
 
If the BIOS doesn't cannot retain the changed settings or you start getting other hardware errors...my guess would be CMOS battery needs replacement.
 
Louis

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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
US6,327,625
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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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.
Specs:
Intel Core i5 Processor (unsure of exact speed or generation because unable to access desktop due to error).
4GB RAM
15" Screen
HDMI, USB, Ethernet ports, and SD card reader
Questions:
 
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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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
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? 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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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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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.

Rig:
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

Update:

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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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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Hello,

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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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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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

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 ......it 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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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

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

Roger,

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: 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?

Thanks

Answer:Cold boot - Help!

Hello,

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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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 http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html 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 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 1.0.0.2
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)

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

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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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.
or
Clear your BIOS.
Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

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Hello.
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 recently ordered parts to build a new computer. System specs are as follows:

Antec smartpower 2.0 400 watt
Asus a8v deluxe mobo, bios 1014
Evga 6800gt
2 X 512 corsair value sticks 3200
Athlon 64 3500+ Venice core
Seagate 200gb sata hard drive
Windows XP professional SP2

I kind of got in a hurry when I was putting it together and plugged the molex connector into my 6800GT backwards and fried the video card. I RMA’d it and got a replacement. While I was waiting for my replacement I put in an old Geforce 4 MX 440. Problem was I kept getting blue screens right after the windows XP logo screen. This would only happen on cold boots after the computer was off for 5 or 6 hours. I could not reproduce the blue screens by restarting or anything, it would only happen after the computer was off overnight. When I got the blue screens I would simply reboot and everything would run fine. No lockups or anything, just the blue screens when I would cold boot. The errors codes that I remember are 0x000007E and 0x000000B. I stopped keeping track because it would never be the same one.

I ran diagnostics and my hard drive that came up clean, ran memtest86 and it came up clean, ran prime95 and nothing crashed. Closely monitored my voltages and temperatures through asus probe, processor was running cool and my power supply voltages always stayed in the 5% margin of error. I updated my bios and video card drivers. I have the ram sticks in slots 1 and 3 which is correct for this board... Read more

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Hi

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
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=teamviewervpn.sys

LGBusEnum.sys Mon Nov 23 20:36:48 2009 (4B0B38B0)
Logitech Keyboard
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=LGBusEnum.sys

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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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just installed new mobo & the system will not cold boot..will boot after hitting the reset button, from 1 to 6 times..monitor light goes to green and right after goes to amber..chkd all connections, jumpers ( as per RED FOX manual )..mobo is RED FOX ALI-AGP SOCKET 7 for my AMD K6 233..the only jumper I did not change was KB VCC VOLTAGE SELECT >> default is +5V & the other option is +5VSB ???...
Thanks, from Kanata, Rick B.
 

Answer:system will not cold boot

One thing to try is to take out everything. then reinstall the CPU, Memory, Video card. Try booting with just thse three things in.

If that dont work recheck all of your jumpers and connections again.

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Hello, I'm new to this forum. But I work on computers as a hobby and a way to get some extra money, but I've ran into a problem I cannot fix, I have an HP desktop computer with Windows 7 Home Premium x64.
When starting the computer I get HP logo, windows logo, then a blank screen.
If I keep trying. It eventually works fine and continues to work fine (starts up, no crashes errors etc.)
But then if it's been turned off for five or ten minutes, back to blank screen. With a mouse curser.
I've tried:
Sfc scan
Chkdsk scan
Malware bytes
Adw cleaner
Resetting the BIOS settings
Event log comes back fine too.
I have no idea what more to do, the owner of the PC said she tried a system restore, but there was no luck.
(I am not a professional just enjoy the learning process. So go easy on me with answers please!)
Thank you in advance!

Answer:BSOD only on cold boot HP

Hello and welcome DS mate some specs would be good System Info - See Your System Specs

Now I usually start with the very basic stuff as you have and then move onto more basic stuff read my ditty and post back a pic of what you get - if you can.

Using HW Info
PART A:
You can test the volts on the PSU with HW Info HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 -Download < download the right bit version andclose the right hand window select Sensors and scroll down to the power sectionwhere you will see what the volts are doing see my pic. Now the section you want will be labelled - fpr example Asus boards usually have "Nuvoton" an d Gigabyte boards "ITE" in any case the section you want will have Vbatt or VBAT in it (dead give away)
The original right hand window shows the machine running and is handy for thatbut for looking at the components in some detail close it and use the main lefthand side panel
FOR OTHER COMPONENTS
PART B:
Open each small square with + in it on the section the components are in andthen click on the individual component/s (it will highlight in blue) - in theright hand side will appear all sorts of details including brands speeds andother essential info that particular device. See pic for example.

Now the volts must be within 5% +/- of the required value see this
VoltageRails - Power Supply 101: A Reference Of Specifications You can of course measure them with a digital multimeter - use the black lead to any black cable onthe 24 pin pug to the board a... Read more

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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

oldmx
 

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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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
INTEL SSD TOOLBOX - no errors

Here are my system specs:

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i7 3820QM @ 2.70GHz 40 ?C
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
RAM
24.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
CLEVO P170EM (SOCKET 0)
Graphics
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
224GB INTEL SSDSC2CW240A3 (SSD)
699GB Seagate ST9750420AS (SATA) 31 ?C
Optical Drives
Slimtype DVD A DS8A8SH
Audio
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 String: KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR
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.

-
System


-
Provider

[ Name]
Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power

[ Guid]
{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}



EventID
41



Version
3



Level
1



Task
63



Opcode
0



Keywords
0x8000000000000002


-
TimeCreated

[ SystemTime]
2013-05-01T16:33:49.009565100Z



EventRecordID
8740



Correlation


-
Execution

[ ProcessID]
4

[ ThreadID]
8



Channel
System



Computer
Brick


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Security

[ UserID]
S-1-5-18

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EventData


BugcheckCode
122


BugcheckParameter1
0x4


BugcheckParameter2
0x0


BugcheckParameter3
0xfffffa8013c1f5b0


BugcheckParameter4
0xfffff8801a4df000


SleepInProgress
0


PowerButtonTimestamp
0


BootAppStatus
3221225473"

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Hi,

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.

Config:
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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Hi,
I've been getting intermittent BSODs, typically after a cold boot or after wake-up from hibernation.
Reboot after BSOD (start Windows normally) is typically successful.

Thanks,
DougG

Answer:BSOD After cold boot

So apparently you are having this issue over years.

Some HP bloatware are causing the issue, as the crash dumps report. It is called the HP Mobile Data Protection System Disk Filter.

Code:
hpdskflt HP Filter c:\windows\system32\drivers\hpdskflt.sys Kernel Driver Yes Boot Running OK Normal No Yes
I'd recommend you to Clean Up Factory Bloatware, with a special reference to Point #13





Quote:
13. Consider a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which is often better than getting a new computer considering how pre-installed bloatware can corrupt Windows 7 even if it's completely cleaned up.


Let us know how it went.
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Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 50, {fffffa81081b8380, 0, fffff8000348ae90, 5}

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

Could not read faulting driver name
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
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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.

Answer:slow cold boot (sometimes)

I've also been having this problem - see Slow Login on Occasions?

There is no obvious explanation issue is now less prevalent following upgrading to Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 and selecting to update apps manually.

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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: 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: 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: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
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:
C:\Windows\Minidump\041514-18328-01.dmp
C:\Users\Mark\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-29906-0.sysdata.xml

Read our privacy statement online:
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If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt

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,

Code:
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*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
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
...............................................................
................................................................
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Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
.....
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed de... Read more

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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

marsattack,
please check for the answer on this thread :
http://www.techsupportforum.com/show...&threadid=3945

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

Thanks.

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when i cold boot, it goes through the boot process normal. but, when windows starts loading, all i see is the dimmed XP logo, before it turns brights and the progress bar starts.

when i reset, everything loads fine. what's up?
 

Answer:cold boot never loads XP

What are your rig specs? The more we know about the computer with the problem, the easier it is for us to help you out.
 

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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 else.in 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 problem.so, 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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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.


Code:
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*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols;symsrv*symsrv.dll*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/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.


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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*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols;symsrv*symsrv.dll*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/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
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System Crashes Description
BSOD AT STARTUP. Whenever I do a "cold boot" (the computer has been shutdown at least three hours) there is a random blue screen stop either (a) just before the Welcome Screen or (b) less than two minutes after the desktop has loaded. At some rare cases, the system freezes before the BIOS post screen, and the motherboard LED:s indicate an issue with the memory.

The BSOD only and always occurs at cold boot. Otherwise, the computer is seemingly stable, no matter if I am gaming or surfing.

THE RAM GETS FRIED. Apart from the first week after the build, I have been running no more than 2 sticks of RAM simultaneously. Although I started out on SPD speeds, I have tinkered with RAM speeds to try to get a stable mode. I have never raised any voltages manually, and the DRAM voltage has never been set to above 1.65V (XMP).

Nevertheless, two out of the three sticks in the kit are now unusable due to visibly fried contacts. Both fried sticks have been running in the same slot (B1).

Attachments and Notes
Some Crash Dumps and other material for analysis is included in the attached file. Unfortunately, I have a Swedish install of Windows. The warnings included in the health report concerns the network settings (I have recently disabled all microsoft network cards and the homegroup services).

NOTE: I have swapped the PSU and video card with my three-year-old computer running Windows 7 Ultimate x64. The older computer has experienced... Read more

Answer:BSOD at Cold Boot Win 7 Pro x64

Crud!!! I lost the long post that I just made!!!

Oh well, here's the gist of it:

8 memory dumps from 12 May 2010 to the present (4 days)
5 different STOP errors, with 6 different causes blamed
Due to the number of different errors, this is most likely a hardware problem.

I suspect that there are issues with both the motherboard/memory and the D-Link device. To test this, please uninstall the D-Link software/drivers and remove the D-Link device from your system temporarily.

Then run Memtest on that one good stick in each slot (save the B1 slot for last).
Then run Memtest on that one good stick in the B1 slot (it may fry the stick - but we need to test that slot to make sure it's the issue).

If it's proven that the B1 slot is bad (or any other slot for that matter), you'll have to get a new motherboard (if it's still under warranty, contact the seller for an RMA authorization). There's no sense in using a motherboard with problems - as this may cause further problems in the future.

Once that problem is remedied, then we can work on the D-Link device. We have seen a lot of issues with USB network devices using Vista drivers on Windows 7 systems.

I, personally, recommend using an internal wifi card (rather than a USB device) - they are more reliable and more likely to be compatible with Win7.

So, please let us know if you've used Windows 7 drivers for you D-Link device.

Summary of the BSOD's:

Code:

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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: 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
Sata DVDR
2bg DDR2 800
Nvidia GTX460
700W PSU

Answer:Cold Boot Hang

Any ideas?

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This is my first post on here, long time listener, first time caller etc so hello to everyone I have a annoying problem thats been bugging me for a few days now

I built a PC for my cousin last week but have had one very annoying problem:

- The first time i switch on the PC its perfectly fine, everything is normal, no temperature spikes nothing at all wrong.

- When i switch it off/shut down the pc and turn it on the second time the screen goes all funny and the display is all buggered and wonky and stuff.

- The wonkiness/glitchy screen happens on start up even before windows loads up and will continue to happen.

- The only way to fix this is to unplug/switch off the power at the source (wall socket or extension lead) where it will go back to normal.

Now i have tried it with another monitor and the same thing happens so can only assume it isn't the monitors problem, i was thinking more along the lines of faulty gfx card/motherboard or psu! but can't seem to narrow it down.

Specs are:
- MSI 6800GS 256MB GDDR3 TV + DVI PCI-E
- Asus A8N-E mobo
- Amd athlon 64 3700 San Diego (i think)
- PSU is a Hiper Type R 580W
- AOpen Nouveau Midi Tower Case
- Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 200GB
SATA-II 8MB Cache Hrad drive
- Windows XP Home editon

Any ideas on what else i can do to pinpoint this problem or what the problem could be? Any thoughts to help solve this problem would be much appreciated.
 

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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!

MoBo: GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 P55

CPU: CPU INTEL|CORE I5 750 2.66G

RAM: MEM 2Gx2|GSKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

Video: VGA SAPPHIRE|100283VXL HD5770 1G

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

PSU: RAIDMAX|RX-600AF 600W
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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!

MoBo: GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 P55

CPU: CPU INTEL|CORE I5 750 2.66G

RAM: MEM 2Gx2|GSKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

Video: VGA SAPPHIRE|100283VXL HD5770 1G

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

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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. Memtest86.com - 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.






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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 often run my computer remotly using a variety of software, such as logmein, and foldershare. Occassionaly this typically smoothworking system breaks down and I need to shutdown the computer to clean up the mess. For this I have a hardware controller that will interupt a telephone ring to toggle power to my computer on or off.

I now need to know if there is any way to force the computer to start, without pushing the power button on a powerup condition. So far I am stumped.

Thanks in advance

k
 

Answer:Emergency Cold Boot

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Hi (new here - my first post)
Just added a new WstrnDig 320g h.d. to back up my boot one (200g WD)
Used their DOS tool floppy to format new hd, only way to make it the boot drive. Tool then made me swap drive positions. It booted fine (warm boot).
NOW when I power down, on a cool boot it hangs.
Have jumpers on auto select (moving to pins for master/slave made it worse). IF I boot from floppy or go into BIOS, then boot to the hard drive, it works, hence I'm online now.
As per WD recs, I have bootup (1) floppy (2) CD (3) IDE hd
On cold boot, it can't find primary master IDE.
All drive tests are OK - I also backed up all my data from the old boot drive (now 2nd drive) first, so I can simply swap drives back (I hope) to the original boot drive if all else fails; however that won't solve my problem. I want to be able to use this new, bigger drive as my boot/main drive.
Both drives exceed 32k old limitation, so that's not it. Maybe my boot partition (now 160g) should be below other limitation of 137g??

NOT getting answers from the WD board; I've already read all their suggestions, I used them to set this drive up with this result. At least the boot floppy works and gets me in.

Thanks for any help with this - and I thought a new larger, drive to "mirror" the boot one was the ideal way to go (before an SP2 upgrade for safety!), expecting NO problems!
-- the Jman --
 

Answer:Cold boot pbm in WinXP(SP1) & new WD

SP1 has been known to have problems with drive sizes over 137gb as you already know. If I were you, I'd create a slipstreamed SP2 Windows XP installation disc, then reload Windows on the drive you want as C:. Use XP setup to partition and format the drive. Sometimes using the HD maker's utils cause more problems than they're worth.... for more info on slipstreaming, check this out:
http://majorgeeks.com/download4444.html
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slipstream.asp
 

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Hello everyone, having BSOD at every cold boot.
This is happening on my desktop (first build I made), hardware is:
MB: Asus Maximus VIII Gene
CPU: Intel i5-6600k
RAM: 2x 8GB Crucial Ballistix
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070 Founders Edition
Windows 10 Pro 64bit

Hoping this is some driver problem but seems to me more like RAM or (hope really not) something on the MB.
Only remember it happening, maybe, after installing every driver manually for de CPU, iGPU and MB drivers.
GPU only installed it a week later, so has nothing to do with it. After installing the GPU I have uninstalled the iGPU drivers (although only the PCI-E slot is active for GPU part in the MB).
I have testes the RAM with memtest+ and no erros, stress tested CPU and no problem there either.

Maybe it's a hardware problem but want to know what the BSOD dumps say.

Dump files are in the attachments.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Answer:BSOD at every cold boot

Troubleshooting a counterfeit installation is useless as it is not known what has been modified to your system.
A counterfeit installation contains heavily modified code which causes the system to behave in unexpected ways.
For this reason, analyzing counterfeit systems is unreliable and most analysts won't try it.
I recommend to install a genuine copy of Windows.
If, after you have installed a genuine copy of Windows, you still get BSOD's we'll be happy to assist you.

Code:
service_kms.exe c:\program files\kmspico\service_kms.exe

<ActivePartialProductKey>T83GX</ActivePartialProductKey>
<ActiveProductKeyPid2>00331-10000-00001-AA270</ActiveProductKeyPid2>
<OSVersion>10.0.10586.2.00010100.0.0.048</OSVersion>
<ProductName>Windows 10 Pro</ProductName>
<ProcessorArchitecture>x64</ProcessorArchitecture>
<EditionId>Professional</EditionId>
<BuildLab>10586.th2_release_sec.160527-1834</BuildLab>
<TimeZone>Hora padr?o de GMT(GMT+01:00)</TimeZone>
<ActiveSkuId>2de67392-b7a7-462a-b1ca-108dd189f588</ActiveSkuId>
<ActiveSkuDescription>Windows(R) Operating System, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel</ActiveSkuDescription>
<ProductUniquenessGroups>55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f</ProductUniquenessGroups>
<ActiveProductKeyPKeyId>08e404fb-41f3-77ac-59ef-6e9f2d3f499d</ActiveProductKeyPKeyId>
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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 issues

Hello, i have this issue on one PC that I've installed windows 10 and it doesn't boot properly. It goes to the windows logo part then it hangs for a bit before shutting itself down , then i need to power it on again and it will boot after a while. It also creates massive dumps on the process.

This PC has Windows 10 Pro 64 bit installed in UEFI mode last week, with all the correct drivers.

010517-31765-01.7z

Answer:Cold boot issues

As it is having problems starting have you tried Startup Repair? if that fails can you tried Windows 10 "Reset this PC"?

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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 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
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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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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: 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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Have you guys ever had a PC take itself out of the domain after a cold boot?

in a warm boot/restart the pc will stay on the domain and all the trusts work fine you can connect to it, it can connect to others but if you shut down, wait and then turn the power back on you can't log on to the domain again?!?!? you get the error " the system cannot log you on to this domain because the systems computer account in it's primary domain is missing or the password on that account is incorrect"

the only way to get back on is to log on to the local machine, put it on a workgroup, reboot, put it back on the domain, reboot and then I can log back on to the domain...

very very odd... it's running win2k advance server
 

Answer:PC off domain after cold boot?

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Hi, I normally shut down my PC each night before I go to bed, but just recently when I switch on the PC in the morning it doesn?t always boot properly.It will power on, but not POST or have any HD activity.If I hold the power button in and do a hard reset, it then it boots up fine.Once the PC has been warmed up it seems OK again. And will shut down and start up as normal.I?ve tried disabling Fast Boot, and do a normal boot process, but it is the same.Any ideas?

Answer:XC-603 cold boot problems

Hiram,
 
It sounds like an issue with the power button possibly, or an intermittent issue with the mainboard. In this situation I would recommend contacting technical support in your region for further assistance.





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Hello everyone, having BSOD at every cold boot.
This is happening on my desktop (first build I made), hardware is:
MB: Asus Maximus VIII Gene
CPU: Intel i5-6600k
RAM: 2x 8GB Crucial Ballistix
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070 Founders Edition
Windows 10 Pro 64bit

Hoping this is some driver problem but seems to me more like RAM or (hope really not) something on the MB.
Only remember it happening, maybe, after installing every driver manually for de CPU, iGPU and MB drivers.
GPU only installed it a week later, so has nothing to do with it. After installing the GPU I have uninstalled the iGPU drivers (although only the PCI-E slot is active for GPU part in the MB).
I have testes the RAM with memtest+ and no erros, stress tested CPU and no problem there either.

Maybe it's a hardware problem but want to know what the BSOD dumps say.

Dump files are in the attachments.

Thanks in advance for the help.

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On cold start, I get a black screen with a message. "Could not read selected boot disc-
check configuration"

The weird thing is if I push the reset button it starts fine

Any ideas?
Thanks
 

Answer:Won't boot from cold start

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Question: Slow Cold Boot

Hello,
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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Hello once again,
Ever since I bought my GIGABYTE GTX 660 I have been having problems with it. As of now, there is only one big issue with it. Whenever I boot up my computer, performance is poor. I'm talking 30-40 FPS in a game like MW2, while 90 is normal. The only way I can manage to fix this, is by rebooting. And I mean actually clicking the "reboot" button in windows. Just shutting down and then powering on again straight away does not help at all.

I have actually upgraded my PSU and memory. Problem occurred before and after system changes. I was thinking about RMA'ing this SOB, but first I'd try it in my dads computer. The card worked absolutely fine without any sort of inconsistent performance on benchmark.
I have also done a full system reinstall quite a while ago, but the problem persisted.
Only thing I can think of now is a BIOS update, but I don't want to if I don't have to. If I will update I will let you know if it helped.
Thanks

Some concrete results:
Furmark 1280x720, no AA:
Cold - 49 FPS
Warm - 51 FPS

Unigine Heaven 4.0, Ultra Quality, Extreme tess, 8x AA:
Cold - 23.0 FPS
Warm 26.8 FPS

Answer:GTX 660 lag in games on cold boot

Mate probably too obvious but have you tried downloading the latest driver this card??
GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - NVIDIA - PCI Express Solution - GeForce 600 Series - GV-N660OC-2GD

A SFC and chkdsk would not go amiss either in my mind anyway but the choice is yours.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Disk Check

Plus another obvious one is have you checked the temps too??

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