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Computer unable to start fully (most of the time)

Question: Computer unable to start fully (most of the time)

Hi, I'm new here and I hope that the people here could help

system specs:
BFG NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra
AMD 64 4400+ x2 w/ zalman 9500 heatsink
2GB ram ddr 400(2 x 1gb)

850 watt power supply
(+3.3v 28A, +5v 30A, +12v 70A, -12v 0.5A, +5vsb 4A, max combined load on +3.3v and +5v is 180W)

4 hard drives (all on SATA)
2 500gb
1 400 gb
1 80gb

dvd DL writer drive
xfx nvidia geforce 6600 gt( swapped with a bfg nvidia 9800 gtx)
creative x-fi sound card
windows vista ultimate
the problem is that my wife's computer is stalling in a sense when she starts up it loads bios most of the time then the monitor goes into power save mode(this is all before windows starts) and the keyboard has no response and the only out of it is restarting the computer but the cycle starts again just get past bios then the monitor goes in to power save mode again

also sometimes when she is able to get fully in to windows it dose stay functional most of the time but there are some times that the monitor goes in to power save mode and there is no response from keyboard or mouse

and there are sometimes we go out for a bit(1-2 hours) and it may or may not work after the computer goes into power save mode, when it doesn't work the mouse and keyboard have no response

what i mean by no response for the keyboard is pushing the num lock, cap lock, and scroll lock keys, the lights on the keyboard do not change at all(if it was on it says on, if it was off it stays off)
my thoughts about it are that it could be one of 3 things:

things that have been tried so far:

1. swapping out the monitor
2. swapping out the video card
3. removing everything from the case piece by piece, thoroughly cleaning each piece, and putting all back together piece by piece
4. replacing the bios battery
5. swap power supply
Edit: after the #'s 3 and 4, things tried(both at the same time) the computer has had an up time of more then 24 hours in a row and has successfully resumed after power save mode, so i think if it happens again i will repost back here

Edit 2: after about 3 1/2 days it finally started to do the same thing that it has before, now on the 5th day it wont even get beyond the bios, about 5 to 10 secs then it happens, i did try to swapping the power supply and it still did the same thing, the next thing on the list to do is clean the cpu and put new paste on it, then if that dosent work i would swap out the cpu, if that dosent work then take out 1 memory module, then swap with other if still not working, then finally i know that it is the motherboard(for some unknown reason, as far as checking the hard drives, i really dont think that that may be the problem, since there is no noise and all drives show up when i can access the bios

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Answer: Computer unable to start fully (most of the time)

This could be caused by a failing hard drive too

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Recently, when I start my computer, the Asrock splash screen appears, followed by the pulsating windows logo. Once this is done, it moves on to a black screen with only the cursor visible. The cursor is movable but no key commands seem to do anything. Eventually the desktop appears but it can take up to two minutes and seems to be getting longer every time. I was also looking at my event log and found this entry: "The Religious Religion service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified." I'm not very knowledgeable on the subject but "The Religious Religion service" sounds a lot like a virus. I'm not sure if these two things are connected, and an AV scan has turned up negative. Thanks for any help.

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My computer takes a lot of time to load completely.

When my pc boots and Windows is loaded the systray icons start to appear. First is Daemon tools, next is the safely remove hardware icon and then comes the sound/volume icon. Then it stops and hangs for 5 minutes, the computer reacts extremly slow. After 5 minutes the internetconnection icon pops up (lan) and right after that comes the Kaspersky icon.

I tried deactivating Daemon and Kaspersky at startup but it still hangs between loading the volume icon and the LAN icon.

My PC;

WinXP SP2 Pentium IV 3.0GHZ with 512mb RAM.

Help would be appreciated.

Answer:Computer take a lot of time to fully load

Do you have any printer software loading up (HP).

Have you checked start in programs to see what you have in there.Anything in there loads up.

Run msconfig from run go to start up and start disabling items in there and see the response.

You said daemon tools is loading fine i doubt thats the problem.

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Windows Millennium. 4 Times out of ten no problem then the 5th time I get part of the screen drawn with the taskbar showing and the cursor showing which can be moved but the boot goes no further than that - the desktop items don't appear and the desktop stays blank.Anyone any ideas?Thanks

Answer:Computer fails to fully boot up one time in five

Could be a conflict between two programs starting up; if one loads before the other, the one may block the other and cause a hang.Try start, ron, msconfig and see what is there - you may be able to disable some of them that are unnecessary.

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I have a HP Pavillion dv9417ca Notebook PC with AMD Turion 64X2 Mobile Technology Tl-56, 2.0G Ram, NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 with Vista Ultimate 64-bit SP2.

The computer when running slowly makes a ton of noise starting up and running and tends to use more processing. The computer sometimes makes weird noises that aren't normal windows sounds and come from error's. Like intense beeping noises ocassionally. Firefox especially is insanely slow and the longer I run it the more processing power it uses up along with the plugins.exe. Sometimes it will uses so much that it completely freezes my computer. Lately I've also been having trouble starting the computer where it won't even load windows.

I've ran Ccleaner daily and Malwarebytes weekly and find nothing and the problem has been getting progressively worse. I have Avast which updates daily.

DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by bloopertown at 10:51:51.81 on Thu 04/21/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19048 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Ultimate 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1982.922 [GMT -7:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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Answer:(Vista) Computer freezing, incredibly slow with firefox, sometimes won't start fully on startup [Computer 1]

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Ok, looking for a little help here.

About 3/4 the time when I start my computer up it will get to the desktop but it will not allow me to do anything. I can attempt anything, but it doesn't actually open any program. When i look at my start-up programs, it shows that some of them never fully initialize. The other 1/4 of the times my computer works perfectly.

Any ideas as to what could be causing this?

Answer:Computer will not start up fully

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Hi i just unplugged my puter and moved it over now when i try to start it up it tries to start but stops and asks me to chose safe mode or most recent config.doesn't matter which one i press it counts down 20 seconds and starts with the same thing over and over like it's!and yes it was unplugged without being shut down properly i pulling the wrond cord out oops

Answer:computer won't start up fully

At the screen that asks you to choose safe mode or last known good configuration etc.. Select disable restarts on automatic system failures. Then when you start up again you will be able to see a blue screen with an error message. Post back with the info from that screen.Do you have your windows CD?

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A few weeks ago after what my girlfriewnd claims may have just been a windows update install, her windows Vista on her dell laptop won't load.

Safe mode is inaccessible as no windows will load, it gets to the status bar loading page, sits for 2 minutes then reboots.

System restore wont load obviously.
Startup repair wont work.
Last good configuration wont work.

I tried to take the drives out and run them in an external HD case on my desktop, but I was prompted to format the main drive before it could be read, so obviously I didn't do that.

I tried the Ubuntu Live CD which loaded, but after 3-5 mins the CD-ROM stopped responding, resulting in a frozen LIVE system.

Also when I WAS in live, I couldn't find the local disks (a problem I didn't have when testing ubuntu on my desktop).

From the looks of it there's no way for me to get this OS back up and running.

I had wanted to get her files off and just use the system OS disc that Dell sent her to reinstall windows after her files were safely off the computer. She's a photographer and has 1000s of photos on the disk she needs removed before I try and restore the OS.

Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Computer Crash - OS won't fully start

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when my other computer starts up everything starts normally. The Compaq sign appears then the Windows XP loading screen appears.

But once thats done loading, the screen turns black and it goes to the compaq sign then the Windows XP loading screen.

It's just a cycle throught the screens, and the computer never fully starts up.

does anyone know what to do?

I have tried safe boot but it wont even let me into that.

Answer:Why Wont My Computer Fully Start?!

First Thing I would do is to try to run a fixboot and/or a fixmbr (fix master boot record) ,to do this, boot to the recovery console (boot with the windows disk then at the blue screen hit "r"), then once in the recovery console, to run fixmbr (fix master boot record) , type:fixmbr to run fixboot type:fixbootIf that doesn't work, you could try to repair the ntldr (the ntldr is the boot loader) and the (the is responsible for detecting basic hardware)to do this, boot to the recovery console (boot with the windows disk then at the blue screen hit "r"), then once in the recovery console, type (note my CD Drive is letter D: so change this to whatever your CD Drive is and my Windows is on C: so change that drive to whatever your Windows is on):copy D:/i386/ntldr C: (then hit enter, if it asks you if you want to replace a file, say yes)copy D:/i386/ C:(then hit enter, if it asks you if you want to replace a file, say yes)Then reboot.

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I was watching netflix when randomly the internet window closed and ventrilo closed in the background. Then the computer shut off, much like if you restart the computer and the windows close. This time though it did not ask me to close any of them before it shut off. Then when I went to reboot my computer it got past the bios and some intro screens but then just got hung up on a black screen with a blinking cursor. It never reached the boot menu. It is seven 32 bit.

Answer:Computer wont fully start up

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so i ran the Combofix or fixit.. dont remember what its called. but it ran from the desktop, did the Start/Run and put in what i had to.. then
my comp shut down tried to restart and its stuck at the "splash screen"(?) i dont know if thats what its called.

but i tried Safe Mode it didnt work!

i did everything the website told me to on here.. but i dont know whats wrong..

Major people please help!

Answer:HEEEELPPP! after Combofix... My computer shut down and wont start up fully

Combo fix messed up my comp.. PLEEEEEEASE HELP!!

So i ran the combo fix just as directed.. and it automatically restarted itself (the comp)
and its stuck at the ?splash screen?
it just says Acer on it and its the screen right before i login.
i tried the safe modes, last good config, and normal mode but to no avail.

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When I start the computer up, the Windows Boot Manager screen comes on. I press enter, but every time the desktop comes up, the icons have rearranged themselves to be as close to the left hand side of the screen as possible. Also, the computer is chucking me out of games sometimes, when before they didnt. Could I be infected?

This is the first post I have done on this forum, so if I have done something wrong, please let me know. Thanks

Answer:Windows Boot Manager comes up every time I turn on the computer, Icons re-arrange themselves on desktop every time i start up t...

Hello. Have I done something wrong in my posting? Please let me know if I have. It has now been over 48 hours since I asked my question. Has anyone ever had this problem before or am I over-reacting.


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Since about a week now after a variable amount of time my system is unable to start programs that aren't already running. Some of the already running also crash when this happens. Shutting the system down or restarting in this state is impossible, the system seems to try but doesn't succeed. When I try it command line via the shutdown command the countdown starts and finishes but the shutdown stals when the system tries to log the current user of.

What could have happened to have caused this? I'm not sure, the only program I installed before this started happening is the open source game widelands ( which does have a tendency to crash in a very unclean fashion.

I did all the steps from the Windows XP Cleaning Procedure and have attached the logs. Except the one for AVG Anti-Spyware. When I did that scan my system got in the state described above. It did finish the scan, I was just unable to export the report (maybe that happens in a different thread or something?). The scan ended up quarantining one item: Adware.dudu located in c:\windows\system32\pCastCtl.dll . If you need me to redo the scan I will, I just wasn't sure if it was needed (and it's quite a long scan )

I'm not sure if this is a malware problem but it could be. Thanks a lot in advance for your help.

Answer:System unable to start programs after variable amount of time

I'm not seeing any malware ....but there are things you need to do:
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Disable the guest account in the user accounts.

Install SP2 ....although you may need to do a repair install first to correct any problems you are having.

Tell me what this is:
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\MB90F4.EXE ----> if you don't know, delete it.

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I own a laptop made by Packard Bell(a French company). Model name is Easynote_TK11BZ-025FR
Yesterday i was surfing the web when all of the sudden my computer shut down with absoluteluy no warning.I thought it had something to do with overheating (it hadn't been the first time my computer shiut down unexpectedly so i didn't worry too much) so i didn't touch it for the rest of the day. This morning, when i tried to start it, it let me choose wether to use Startup repair or start Windows normally. I chose startup repair and let it run for a coule minutes. When it was done it asked me to restart and i did.
The monitor displayed the "Windos is starting" message but the logo would not pop up at all. After a few seconds startup repair started but this thime around it said  it couldn't repair the problems.
These are the details:
Problem signature
Problem Event name:     StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01:    6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02:    6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03:    unknown
Problem Signature 04:    21199801
Problem Signature 05:    AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06:    5
Problem Signature 07:    CorruptFile
OS Version:                    6.17601.
Locale ID:                       1003
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Answer:Startup repair "Your computer was unable to start". I can't start my computer

Does it keep looping through Startup Repair - it tells you that it couldnt repair and when you restart it will go into startup repair without letting you choose and tells you the same thing? 
If yes, This just happened to me 2 days ago. Spent 2 days trying to fix it but to no avail. 
You could try this method below ( it did nothing in my case)
What I had to do was to reinstall Windows 7.
To backup you can download and burn ubuntu on CD, boot from it and take the back up.
You should choose to try it so you dont have to install it, but run it from the CD.

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I bought a Toshiba U500 Satellite 2 months ago and every time I turn it on the message 'your computer was unable to start' appears and start-up repair has to check my system for problems.

After it checks my system (which takes a long time) it says that it cannot fix the problem and I can choose 'finish' and the computer shuts down. When I start the computer again I have the option to 'start windows normally' and when I choose this it starts. The whole process is very time consuming, it take a very long time to start up the computer (I have Vista).

I haven't been able to figure out what the problem is and I would really appreciate any help especially as the notebook is brand new. Thank you!

Answer:Satellite U500 start up problem - "your computer was unable to start"

In my opinion you should back up all important data and install operating again. your notebook has HDD image and after 25 minutes only you will have clean preinstalled operating system and everything will be OK again.

Is this an option for you?

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I have a Win 8 laptop with Core i7 3rd Gen,1 TB HD, 8 GB Ram, My ram is occupied fully most of the time.During Idle time, Ram usage is 6.7/8 GB.When I work with softwares like Netbeans or photoshop, It reaches even 7.9 GB!!! I use Nortron Internet Security for Protection. Could that be a cause for this huge consumption ? 
I have only one tab open in Chrome as I write this.However, my memory uasge is shown below.
If need be, I am willing to share more data.
What could be the probable cause for this ?
Thanks a lot in advance.

Answer:8 gb RAM is fully taken most of the time

Why have 8 GB of RAM if you don't want the system to use it?

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I just finished a long (3 months!) troubleshooting session to get malware off my PC, but there's one symptom still occuring: When I click on the tray icon to start Internet Explorer (Windows XP), about 3 out of 4 times, it doesn't completely launch. I get the hourglass but then it goes back to a pointer. When I check Task Manager, there is no application listed, but there's an iexplorer.exe (or in all caps) with about 12k-15k mem usage but no CPU usage. There's nothing else hogging CPU (System Idle proc stays high). I've taken to doing an End Process on these little orphans as soon as I create them, and I've also gotten superstitious: 1) I think they are may be the reason that sometimes if I have multiple IEs open, one will freeze after a while, and 2) lately it seems as if when I have Task Manager running & open on the screen, the orphans don't occur & IE actually launches completely (CPU registers, Mem Usage spikes, window becomes visible).

If I click a link, such as in an email, and a new IE window launches, there are no problems. There are, however, problems if I try to launch from the Start\Programs menu just as when I try to launch by clicking the icon on the desktop or tray.:confused

Any ideas?

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Just some quick last minute double check questions.

For hooking up the front LED's, Power, Reset etc. buttons they stressed polarity. On the diagram they have pluses, on the conectors I could only find small triangles. Are the triangles supposed to be matched up with the pluses or opposite them?

I'm using an ABIT AN8 SLI mother board and it has two places to connect the "ATX12V" power supplier. First of all, Why? Can I connect them both or should I just connect the one separate to the 20 pin connector? It says that the last 4 of the 24 should be left unconnected.

Are all the jumper in the correct position? I shouldn't have to move any right. I already reset the CMOS.

What is the deal with BIOS? Can I leave all of it how it is for now? Will it all be presetup or will I have to set everything?

Any other suggestions for me to double check before I hit the switch?

Answer:So I'm about to start up my computer for the first time...

1) You won't damage anything by hooking those up wrong, not sure about the polarity, but don't be afraid to try it and see if they work

2) Just connect the 20 pin

3) YOu mean jumpers on your drives? You need to make sure they are jumpered correctly. They don't come from the factory that way.

4) You shouldn't have to do anything in the BIOS, but you won't know for sure till you start it up

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I am running xp and I would like to start my computer up at different times on different days without me having to turn it on. Does anyone know hoe to do this?

Also does anyone know how to make your computer start up, login, and straight away lock itself?

Thanks for all help

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Not sure what category this goes into. I have a Dell Inspiron 530. Bought it in Dec. 2008. Worked great up until a month ago. I bought a new computer, unhooked the old one and was going to give it to my in-laws. Hooked it up over there and now it won't start half of the time.

All of the fans start up and it lights up, but then a few seconds later it stops. After several tries of unplugging it, plugging it back in and pressing the on button I can sometimes get it to boot up. When it actually starts right, the computer works great. You can even restart it. But after I shut it down, it once again takes many many tries to get it to work again.

I have cleaned all the dust out, took out the cmos battery and put it back in, pulled all the things plugged in inside and replugged them back in, took the ram out, put some back in, took that ram out put the other set back in. Nothing changes it. The only thing that happened different was after I pulled the cmos battery and put it back in. Took the video card out and put it back in. As soon as I plugged the computer back in all the fans kicked in like they normally do, but instead of them stopping after a few seconds they kept speeding up, slowing down, speeding up, etc for quite a while. Then everything stopped again.

I know pretty much nothing about computers. If I can get it to start again I could give you the specs on it, but I don't have them written down right now. Any suggestions?
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Answer:computer won't start most of the time

Possibly the power supply, I'd try another power supply first.

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This is a friend's computer. He says (and I can confirm) that is is slow and unresponsive to a nearly debilitating degree. It is a Sony VAIO running Windows Vista 32-Bit.

An Avast scan turned up one infected file, C:/Windows/MEMORY.DMP that was "successfully deleted," but Avast also says that there is/was a virus running in the memory, and that a boot-time scan was necessary. After multiple attempts, the computer just skips any boot-time scan and goes straight to boot-up.

I do not have access to a windows boot disk/install cd. If absolutely necessary I may be able to procure a burned .iso, but not an official one.

Thank you for your time.


DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Anders at 11:33:01.37 on Fri 01/14/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18999 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2046.890 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Trend Micro Core Protection Module *Enabled/Updated* {68F968AC-2AA0-091D-848C-803E83E35902}
AV: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {C37D8F93-0602-E43C-40AA-47DAD597F308}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {781C6E77-2038-EBB2-7A1A-7CA8AE10B9B5}
SP: Trend Micro Core Protection Module *Enabled/Updated* {D3988948-0C9A-0693-BE3C-BB4CF86413BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

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Answer:Computer Slow, Unresponsive, Unable to Boot Time Scan

BUMP, please

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Please help, my computer is crashing everytime I attempt a scan to check for virus' which i'm positive I have. also everytime I try and open a program I get:

"this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. create an association in the folder options control panel"
and I have absolutely no idea what this means! I have found a way around opening the programs though by going into run finding the program there but then still having to 'choose the program from the list to open with' which is just the original program (if that makes sense its a right old palava!).

I've got windows xp operating system and I've tried using pcguard (virgin media) but it crashes as soon as it starts scanning the c: drive. i've also tried using ewido to scan but it does the same thing. the computer also randomly crashes. The hijack this log is:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 00:25:00, on 02/06/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Virgin Broadband\PCguard\Fws.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
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Answer:Help! Computer crashes every time I scan and unable to open programs

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i have Time computer which i bought in 2004 and then later it went bust and now i have virus on the computer and try using the reload or recovery cd but i get the error message unable to determine bios lock please contact manufacturer which have gone bust and need to my computer back as quick as possible running please help much appreciate with owners of time computer or ho have experienced this problem please help! what shall i do and how to bypass it and reinstall windows xp because it's not happening with bootup disks

Answer:Time computer showing unable to determine bios lock?

HI, i have the same issue with tiny PC, any help appreciated. In fact what i would prefer is not tohave to do the reload, but it all keeps crashing on me, cant boot up even in safe mode. Got as far as defrag in safe mode then crashed and cant get anywhere near it now

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this error occurs a few weeks ago, i don't know what went wrong. it started when it's automatically restarts my computer a few times, and then the computer lags and freezes and BSOD appear. the BSOD said something like KERNEL_INPAGE ERROR. my computer is now unusable (it keeps freeze and lags alot and i have to hard close it by pressing the power button) and i know nothing about fixing it, so, i beg to all of the professionals here to help me out!

additional information: after i gave up on fixing the computer, i re-try to retrieve some of my important data from it, but it keeps on lagging and freezing (i tried to work fast to avoid the BSOD from shutting down my computer). after i tried to copy the data i wanted to my external hard disk, it says 'unable to read the file or the hard disk'. i am so upset, and i really need my old data again. please help me out.

please tell me every step i have to do since i am not so good with computer repairing

Answer:BSOD appears every time, computer lags, unable to copy files.

I would suggest you follow this tutorial carefully Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
Step 10 shows how to recover your data.



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I was playing a game on Sunday and got a blue screen. This was the first one I have had on my new computer (3 months old). I thought nothing off it and restarted my pc. I was givin the two options: Start windows normally or run startup repair. So I ran the startup repair and after a loading bar and a black screen I had gotten a blue screen with; STOP: c0000145 {Application Error} The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000005). Click OK to close the application. So I restarted my computer, ran it in every mode possible and got the same result. Then i tried running it from the windows disk to re format and got the same issue. I ran memtest86 on all of my ram ports and chips and got 0 errors with all of them. I tried running on dedicated graphics wit my graphics card disconnected and still got the error. Nothing I do can get my past this screen and have no idea what to do next, does anyone know what I can do to fix this issue? Any and all help would be really appreciated!

Answer:BSOD every time i start up my computer

please have a look through this tutorial: Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I use windows XP home version and every time the computer is started the My Computer Folder opens up.
I have checked all of the startup folders. I have gone to search and looked for a startup folder I don't know and I do not know what is making this folder open up on its own.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you,


Answer:On Start Up - My Computer Folder Comes Up Every Time.

Hello, JCII:1. Click Start, Control Panel, Appearance and Themes, Folder Options.2. Click the View tab.3. Uncheck the Restore previous folder windows at logon option, and then click OK.Restart your computer to if that fixed your problem.

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Help please?
the error says: error loading: C:\PROGRA~1\NEWDOT~1\NEWDOT~2.DLL
The specified module could not be found. it would be really nice to fix this problem...

Answer:Error Comes Up Every Time I Start Up The Computer

Newdot is malware. Run both Adaware and Spybot Search and Destroy from safe mode, updating each program before you scan and allowing both to fix what they find.If you do not already have these aps, download them here:*AdAware SE:*Spybot S&D: them and then update their definitions files, then run them using safe mode.Following that that I suggest you post a ?HijackThis? log for expert assistance with your problem.Read the pinned post in our ?HijackThis? forum, here Carefully read and follow all directions explicitly.Following instructions create a HJT log, and POST THE HJT LOG YOU CREATED IN OUR HJT FORUM ? not in this forum, at this link. the specs for your computer (ie, processor, amount of RAM, brand or motherboard, etc, and briefly describe the problem you are experiencing.)Unless you are expert at editing the registry, Do not use the Hijack This program to try to fix anything by yourself as even what may seem to be a small mistake can render your operating system inoperable.Some files when in one folder may be fine while in another may be malware. A member of our expert HJT Team will analyze your log, make recommendations and offer assistance, walking you through the complete rep... Read more

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Hi everyone,

I'm new in this forum and forgive me if I didn't include detailed information about my case.

I am getting BSOD most of the time when my computer starts up, also a few times when I'm browsing websites. The first few times it happened I did not notice the file name that causes it.

The files that I noticed which causes the BSOD:

I have no idea what I did that causes this mentioned file to prompt BSOD. I have attached a zip file achieved by the diagnostic tool from this website as told. I would appreciate if anyone could help me. Thanks in advance!

Answer:BOSD most of the time when computer start up


Uninstall Hamachi. Search this forum or my posts for how to manually, if necessary.

Probably should uninstall Avast too and set Windows Defender and Windows Firewall to Automatic.

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even though after formating the computer it is very slow. wat is the problem with it.Tell me a few softwares which make my pc run fast n used for all applications.

Answer:computer is taking lot of time to start

rajesh raj, can't say for sure as each situation differsd, but SWAG, speed depends on memory and a lot of machines are right on the borderline when it comes to meeting required minimums so any added 'memory hog' has an adverse effect. Add memory?Sorta along those same lines is your startup menu. Lots of software writers think there's no possible way we could exist without their masterpiece so they put it in the startup menu. Take a look at what you have running in the background and be sure there aren't extras. Things you MUST have in order for Windows to be happy are listed @: An overzealous firewall reading each item over and over can significantly slow things. Kinda along those same lines are temporary files. Search for *.tmp,*.chk,~*.*, .chk (c/p so there?re no errors) You should only have 1 file containing your currently active files. Delete any others found (tip: select all and delete. It?ll tell you which is active and can?t be deleted.).A common ailment is a file called 'index.dat'. It gets read every time and can take quite a while if it?s too bloated. It's like a log file and keeps a record of every site you visit on the web. Empty, it's 32K, but it can grow HUGE. It's a protected file and can't be deleted by normal methods. CCleaner (free @: can get rid of it when it?s tic... Read more

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Hi Guys , is it just me or is everybody getting a load of updates. I have MSE, Acronis T I on a computer running Win 7. .No other downloaded progs installed other than those installed with Win 7. I have not adusted any settings yet and am getting updates (uploading or configuring ) every time I turn on the computer. Any odeas about controling this issue?

Answer:UPDATE every time I start the computer!!

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I custom built my computer. Its about a year and a half old. About a month ago, it occasionally would have the lights and fans start, but nothing else happened. This has become more and more frequent. Now it takes about twenty tries to boot up. The motherboard has two lit LED's when this occurs. One is yellow, the other is red. The disk activity light does not turn on when the system fails, nor does the BIOS. What I've read on the internet leads me to believe that the BIOS battery is failing, but I've only had the computer for a year and a half. Plus, through all this, the date and time settings on the BIOS are retained. What is going on?

Answer:Computer doesn't start 95% of time

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I've read a good majority of threads here about slow boot times and slow startup times. Not really sure how to describe what I'm wanting to address other than to describe what's happening.

When restarting I'm pretty satisfied with the time it takes for get through the Welcome screen. It's when the Desktop first appears until Windows is usable that just recently has started taking a good deal of time. The barometer I use is the time it takes from when the Desktop first appears until the context menu opens after right clicking the Desktop, for Security Essentials to become active and the internet connection is made. This now takes upwards of 5 minutes whereas historically took a minute or two at the most.

Is there something, like msconfig details, that I can post that would help with this? Thanks.

Answer:Time for Windows to be fully functional has slowed

Establish a completely clean boot by unchecking everything except for MSE in msconfig>Startup and >Services after Hiding all MS Services.

Cull the logs for clues and utilize System resources to check for problems as shown in Troubleshooting Windows 7.

Install Soluto to see a graphical map of your startup, follow suggestions given. Soluto to remove unnecessary apps from the boot : Soluto Support

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Can anyone tell me
Posted via the Windows Central App for Android

Answer:how much time doea it take to fully reset windows 10

It took about 15-20 mins for me

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As of late, my computer really has slowed down. I run XP, and startup takes a long time, as well. I'd appreciate any help.

Answer:Pages Take a Long Time to Fully Load

Try this link.

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hi, i'm using win2k pro,
before i have this problem with a program. having hte program running windows will shutdown but has the screen "it is now safe to shutdown your computer" similar to back in win9x days, after shutdown the program before shutdown windows, window shutdown perfectly,
but now, i get that same error but not with the program
is there a way to fix this? or know what program is causing it?would internet security have something to do with this?

Answer:unable to fully shutdown

You can go here:
scroll down to #76 and click on the word "Off" ,when the file download box opens up,click open.

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Hi, thanks in advance for any help rendered.Since the installation of Norton Systemworks 2006 and Norton Internet Security 2006, my PC has problems shutting down. After clicking Start -> Turn off Computer -> Turn off, the page will go to the "Windows is shutting down" and then hang there. I have to turn off the main power switch to turn off the PC. Hope you can help me with this. Thanks.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 09:36:18, on 27/3/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeD:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeD:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeD:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeD:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeD:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeD:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeD:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeD:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeD:\Program Files\Executi... Read more

Answer:Unable To Fully Shutdown

Hello leecs93 and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I do not see any signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.The issue is more than likely with the APM and powering the system down. This is different than windows shutting down. Once the system is at the screen to turn the computer off windows has shut down fully. It just fails to powerdown after that. Norton may well have a direct effect on the system's ability to powerdown completely.You can check here for information on how to attempt to change the way windows powers down. See the Powerdown Issues section.Cheers.OT

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I turn the computer on, am prompted to pick an account to log into (even though there is only 1), put in the password, it "logs in" and shows the desktop background and immediately logs off and goes back to the screen for me to pick an account and put in a password.

I've rebooted in safe mode to go in as admin, same luck.

Running XP Pro. Please help!

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My computer is unable to start.*
I had a problem with viruses yesterday but I resolved that and my computer was working normally this morning.*
When I try to turn it on it says that I need to launch startup repair. I do that but then it says that my computer was unable to start and sartup repair is checking for problems. After waiting a while it comes up with a message saying 'startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically. Sending more information can help Microsoft create solutions.' So I click 'send information about this problem'. Then I comes up with 'windows cannot repair this computer automatically' and suggests that contact the computer manufacturer. I can 'view diagnostic and repair details' or 'view advanced options for system recovery and support' from this screen. I don't know if that is of any help.*
I have tried safe mode but it doesn't work. I have a Toshiba an imputed and windows vista. Please help.

Answer:My computer is unable to start and startup repair is unable to repair my computer aut

Suggestions :

1. Restore to factory state using your recovery partitiion.

2. If you have the Vista Installation disk. Use it to do a Repair Install
Repair Install For Vista

3. Contact Toshiba and ask for a set of recovery disks. The cost is minimal and you should have them.

Good luck.


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and most offen than not, I have to reinstall Windows XP anew.

This problem started primarily after I bought and attached a (BUFFALLO; DriveStation HD-HSU2-UC Series) External HardDisk, in the hope of improving my computers reaction and processing speed.

Further details to my computer:

Microsoft Windows XP Professional,
version 2002 ,
Comuter specification: Intel(R)
Pentium(R) CPU 1.70 GHz
2,25 GB RAM.

Please help me out, as I am extremley clueless.

Answer:Help: I have a blank screen every time I start my computer,

Hi and welcome. Not sure why an external hard drive would improve your computer's reaction and processing speed

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Hi All and a Merry Xmas to you aLL.
My computer has been crashing increasingly in the last month and now every time I start it I look in the Event Viewer and it always has the entry -- " The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was :0x000000be [0xed5f2fe1 , 0x39763121 , 0xba4f2600 , 0xooooooob ] A full dump was not saved . Microsoft have no help available for this event .
My system is
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.60GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1014 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 38154 MB, Free - 15560 MB;
Motherboard: ,
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Virus scan all clear , SuperAntiSpyware scan all clear.
Can anyone help?

Answer:Bugcheck 'event' every time I start my computer.

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Every time I start up (I am using XP), a window for My Computer opens. I have tried all of the following and nothing gets rid of this.

Checked the Start Up listing and found no start up file relating to My Computer
Checked the file directory in Explorer under my name and all other users, including administrator for the Start Up folder and there is nothing in it
Tried the process of a selective start up in System Configuration Utility and it only re-appears in the start up mode when I finally tick the box for "Load startup items"
Checked the Boot.INI folder and there is nothing in there relating to My Computer

I have seen this problem on quite a few forums and tried pretty much everything that has been suggested but nothing works!!!

Any one got a suggestion? My next alternative is to do a repair of Windows XP.

Answer:My computer opens each time I start up in Windows XP

Tough one...OK, let's try Explorer view of My Computer...Tools/Folder Options/View tab. Scroll down to Restore Previous Folder Windows At Logon and make sure that it's unchecked.If that doesn't work, then let's try the following, if you are comfortable attempting a registry edit.Warning: The following attempt involves editing the registry. Please backup your registry before attempting to begin this edit. A good tool for backing up the registry is ERUNT Registry Backup Tool, regedit and hit Enter.This will open up the registry editor. Then navigate to:HKLM/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows NT/CurrentVersion/WinlogonIn there there should be a value (on right hand side of screen) called Userinit.The data for this value is probably something similar to [b]C:\windows\system32\userinit.exe,C:\windows\system32\userinit.exe, Note that the comma is the last item in this string, must be there.If you do see a duplicated string in there similar to the above - simply double click on the Userinit value and edit the data so as to delete everything to the right of the first comma (,). Louis

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My computer crashes everytime i start it withing 5 minuites,It does not re-boot or go to blue screen to restart.It crashes and everything freezes on the screen.Ive tried using ctrl-alt-del but nothing happens.This means that everytime it happens i have to hold the power button for several seconds to switch off and then switch back on then the same happens again.The only way it works is if i switch it to safe mode.but this limits what i can do on my computer.
Does anyone have a clue how i could resolve this nightmare of a problem?
thanks guys for your time


Answer:My computer crashes every time I start it within 5 minuites

We could do with some details of the computer, make and model number and the version of Windows.

If this is a desktop PC are you using a graphics card and does the motherboard have onboard graphics i.e. is there another graphics output at the back of the tower.

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Recently I've been getting these odd Internet Explorer pop-ups when I start/restart my computer. There are usually three windows with random ads in them, like the ones stating I should update my Flash urgently or ones with odd videos. I don't know why this is happening and all I've been doing them is just closing them as soon as they pop up. 
I'm currently running Windows 8.1. 
I've run a threat scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware but it didn't change anything. I restarted after I run the scan but the pop-ups still appear. I also ran a system scan with BitDefender Total Security 2016 but they still showed up. Any help would be truly appreciated! Thank you. 

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Does Windows keep a log of when the computer was started up and shut down?
If so I would like to know how I can view it, or, if not, whether I can do this by enabling some feature or installing some software.

Answer:logging of computer start and shut down time

It's basically linked as a sticky on top of this subform - first post in there provides a link to here:
Restart Time

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I have Oracle software which is required to be used only if i run a particular software
I use that software very rarely.
As such is there any way i can stop Oracle for loading every time and load it only when I run that software ?
Thanks for advising

Answer:Oracle loading every time I start computer

Please do this after you finish your topic HERE    with boopme
To prevent Oracle XE from starting up automatically.Just change the startup type of the Oracle service to “Manual”.
You can do that by navigating to your Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services, double click on the Oracle service and change the Startup type to Manual.

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I have an HP Z800 Workstation with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.

When I start the computer it seems to be ready in somewhere under a minute after the desktop comes on, meaning there are no spinning circles the mouse moves smoothly etc.
However if I try to launch one of the programs in the taskbar, Firefox, Thunderbird, it takes at least seven to ten minutes for the program to come on and be ready.

At this point if I click Start>All Programs it is completely empty with no icons or folders at all in there and will be for about the same amount of time.
The Start menu freezes open like that and all I can do is to wait.

And wait I do because it makes it much worse if I hold in the power button and turn the computer off because then I can usually not go past that black screen that comes on for a brief second before it goes on the desktop.

I have very few things that are active in msconfig so I have no idea what's going on and why the computer takes so long to start.

Any ideas?



Answer:Computer takes a long time to start

Test your hard drive for errors and do a scan for bad sectors. I feel your drive might be trying to write to faulty sectors which is why you have to wait for so long.

Also use MalwareBytes Antimalware to make sure you don't have adware/spyware running.

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My computer is taking a long time to start. I have run Lavasoft, Spybot and Ewido. Here is my Hijack This log for my computer.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:21:00 AM, on 6/17/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\DiskeeperLite\DKService.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
c:\program files\\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\11263089... Read more

Answer:Computer taking a long time to start

Go to Add/Remove programs and remove Logitech Desktop Messenger.

Restart the machine and post your log again.

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So here is my problem... Amagine there is a storm comming so either the storm shuts the power in the house or I do becouse of keeping my computer safe from storm damage... The point is if i take the computers power for that much time that inner light on motherboard(The one thats alway on if computer is pluged in) shuts off (like 3 seconds) my computer wont start the vents and cooler spinn a few times than its off so I always keep pressing the button for 5-10 minutes( I know you wold say I should wait that time and then press it I tryed leaving it pluged for an hour and I stell had to do that 5-10 minutes pressin the big red button...) So not that im inpatient but im vorryed that maby once it wont eaven start up.

Anyone have any ideas what to do?



Answer:Computer doesn't start if it is unplugged for some time

I'd suggest taking the side off and looking at the motherboard. Look at the capacitors (cylinders with silver tops) are any of them bulged/domed?

If not, I'd suggest replacing the power supply.

Can you supply more information about your computer, such as make/model or specifications?

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Required info:

System info:
Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Service Pack 1
It is a fresh install as of March 7th, previously had reinstalled in Feb but got these errors so tried to reinstall in March, then a week ago I started getting errors again
Version of Windows: Retail (I built the computer in 2009)
Age of system: 2009 parts, but from 2009 to Feb 2011, never had this issue once
Reinstalled Feb 2011 and started having issues

Attached is the BSOD information and system health report. Please note I turned on Driver Verifier and restarted prior to the health report, so it may not be accurate (with verifier on the system seems a tad unresponsive). If you need me to turn off the verifier please let me know and I will and repost a new health report with it off. I do use Comodo Antivirus, but Windows does not recognize it. LOL...

Here is the weird part: The system never BSOD's except when I restart/start the computer. However, then I can experience multiple attempts to log into Windows before finally getting in. I haven't had a BSOD once I have been in Windows more than 30 seconds.

I go to turn the computer on in the morning, and usually this is what happens:

The computer either hangs at the boot screen (the pre-bios screen), in which case I press reset. Then, the computer will usually boot to the logon screen, where it may BSOD right then, or after I type my user pass and press enter, or shortly after logging in (usually it's before I log).

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Answer:BSOD's every time I start computer 2-6x then works

SaiK0CEA SaiK0CEA.sys Fri Apr 04 06:27:59 2008
You saitek device is out of date, it needs new drivers, these are pre win 7.
Download drivers and software for Saitek products

More appropriate to your troubles, the raid driver you are using is also horribly out of date.
jraid.sys Thu May 24 06:30:10 2007 (46556932) JMicron RAID Driver Driver

MagicTunePremium or PortTalk Driver by Samsung Electronics, Inc or Beyond Logic Samsung
or Beyond Logic
Is also pre win 7.

Your problem seems to be you are running a large number of pre win7 components and the drivers aren't loading properly. oops found another one

SSPORT.sys Thu Aug 11 19:07:32 2005 (42FBDA34) Samsung printer driver Samsung

fffff800`00ba1000 fffff800`00bab000 kdcom kdcom.dll Mon Jul 13 20:31:07 2009 (4A5BDFDB)
fffff800`02a0d000 fffff800`02a56000 hal hal.dll Sat Nov 20 07:00:25 2010 (4CE7C669)
fffff800`02a56000 fffff800`03040000 nt ntkrnlmp.exe Sat Nov 20 03:30:02 2010 (4CE7951A)
fffff880`00c05000 fffff880`00c54000 mcupdate_GenuineIntel mcupdate_GenuineIntel.dll Sat Nov 20 07:03:51 2010 (4CE7C737)
fffff880`00c54000 fffff880`00c68000 PSHED PSHED.dll Mon Jul 13 20:32:23 2009 (4A5BE027)
fffff880`00c68000 fffff880`00cc6000 CLFS CLFS.SYS Mon Jul 13 18:19:57 2009 (4A5BC11D)
fffff880`00cc6000 fffff880`00d86000 CI CI.dll Sat Nov 20 07:12:36 2010 (4CE7C944)
fffff880`00d86000 fffff880`00d96000 PCIIDEX PCIIDEX.SYS Mon Jul 1... Read more

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My computer has begun taking a very long time to start up, usually around 7-10 minutes. Running xp service pack three. Programs take a long time to open but generally run well once they have started. When I look in task manager there seems to be too many processes running. I have disabled many of the processes that were being run automatically at start up but this hasn't helped at all. I've also run spybot, adaware, and Malwarebytes' anti-malware which have all turned up nothing. Any help or advice would be appreciated. (Sorry for originally posting in the wrong forum).
DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Shaun Riley at 20:30:04.43 on Fri 05/15/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1027 [GMT -4:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple�... Read more

Answer:Computer takes a long time to start up

Hi speaking,Sorry for the delay the forums here at BC are always very busy and we do are best to keep up. Sinceyour log is quite old and alot could have changed, I would like to see a new log please. If you nolonger require any help could you let me no please, so this topic can be closed.Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)Thanks

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Located here: File:C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\WindowsBaseSystem\WinUpdate.vbsprocess:pid:6072,ProcessStart:130682221990727077.
My Windows Defender catches it each time I boot up, deletes it, then it returns at restart. HELP PLEASE!!!!
I tried to paste log files here, but it said too long....

Answer:Returning Virus Each Time I Start Computer

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems. Before we move on, please read the following points carefully: My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.Step 1Please run a FRST scan. This will help us diagnose your problem.Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, ... Read more

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Every time I start my computer this pop-up occurs advertising their product and I've searched endlessly to try and find the file so I could delete it, but to no avail. popup every time I start my computer

First a long list of How to Remove this (by their company) ...
If you prefer to change your default search engine for one of the following browsers, below are the links to help you do so. We're also always happy to hear from you to learn what you like and don't like about our search engine so that we can improve it to your liking.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Please follow the instructions set out here:
Google Chrome
Please follow the instructions set out here:
In order to Disable the “Quick Access Tab” extension on chrome:
    Enter Chrome's settings [top right of browser] and select 'Tools'. Then click on 'Extensions'.
    Under the Extensions column, locate “Quick Access Tab” and unmark the small checkbox to the right side of it.
    It's disabled!
In order to Remove Quick Access Tab” extension on Chrome:
    Enter Chrome's settings [top right of browser] and select 'Tools'. Then click on 'Extensions'.
    Under the Extensions column, locate “Quick Access Tab” and click on the small trash bin to the right side of it.
    It's removed!
Mozilla FireFox
Please follow the instructions set out here: Read more

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i've seen other messages similar to the one i have when i search for it but i want to fix my specific problem..the message i get is"error loading c:\windows\system32\ebylcois.dll" and all i can do is click ok

Answer:I get an error message every time i start my computer..?

Hello welcome to Computer Hope. Under no circumstances use a registry fix. Give us a little while to have a look for you.

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I have been experiencing this problem for the last 5 days. I start the computer by first switching on the power output on my wall. After that when I press the power button on my cabinet, nothing happens. But if I wait for about 1 minute and then try again, the red HDD LED lights up and the fans start but still the computer doesn't start. After about 2 minutes the green LED lights up and I hear the beep and the PC finally starts. Whats the problem?

Thanks! Any help appreciated.

Answer:Computer taking long time to start.

Bump. Anybody?

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Every time i start this computer a box pops up from trend micro safe sync telling i need to install it.I click the x to close it have installed it removed it in control panel.but it still pops up every time i restart computer.Just want it gone.Davidw

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ive asked on a few forums with no success to i thought it might be worth trying here. i have two computers, my second one which, isnt that old, wont start when i press the power button. i press it now and literally nothing happens, everything else works, ive tried different outlets, idk what the problem could be. the weird thing is that, after not working all morning if i try again later sometimes it'll just start up like nothings wrong, then when i come back to it a few hours later its off again and wont turn on. something must be faulty, maybe the power button? can som1 shed some light please

Answer:computer wont start half the time

Knowing what little info you have provided...if it's a desktop, I'd look at the PSU.

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every time windows loads a pop up box shows up and says"error loading c:\windows\system32\ebylcois.dll"all i can click is ok..[attachment deleted by admin]

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Hi Guys,

So basically I built a new PC, and I have had various BSOD's within 10-30 minutes of starting it up not matter what the computer is doing. I can start it up, walk away and come back and it has BSODed or I can be playing a game. However, if i restart the computer right after initial start up I get no BSODs at all.

I have attached the file as instructed. I think I fixed the first two BSOD problems, the service exception I am having a bit of an issue figuring out though and would appreciate any help.

Gigabyte Gaming 9
64 Gigs of Corsair Vengeance RGB
2x 1080TI
One m.2 ssd,, 2 sata ssd's and 3 sata HDD's

Answer:BSOD within 30 minutes of computer start up every time

Hi shmaded ,

There were 6 bsod files. When debugged they indicated multiple misbehaving drivers.
There were problems with the drives including corruption and bad blocks.

Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:
1) winver (in the pop up about windows > view your windows version and build > type this information into the thread)
2) sfc /scannow
3) dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

When these have completed > right click on the top bar or title bar of the administrative command prompt box > left click on edit then select all > right click on the top bar again > left click on copy > paste into the thread

4) perform windows updates and post any failed KB# and error code into the thread

5) using administrative command prompt run chkdsk /x /r on your drives (this may take many hours so plan to run overnight

6) run one of the SMART tests on your drives:CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World: CrystalDiskMark - Software - Crystal Dew World
Software - Crystal Dew World
HD Tune:
Hard Disk Sentinel - HDD health and temperature monitoring: Hard Disk Sentinel - HDD health and temperature monitoring
When the SMART test has completed open the Microsoft snipping tool and make images of the results to post into the thread.

7) 11) Run Sea tools for windows on your drive using SMART, short and long generic tests:

How to use SeaTools for Windows Read more

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Computer won't boot up. It brings up the "Startup" box and runs for hours but never goes beyond that screen.
It goes thru the attempting repairs..... and stays in thast mode...

Answer:Your Computer was unable to start

What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?And please provide some more information on your specific computer.

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I've run into a strange problem and not sure if it's caused by virus. Here's what happened:

My computer freezes up once in a while. There's no clear pattern when it does that. Usually it happens when I switch from one program to another and use the mouse. Then I have to shut it down and reboot. One out of three times, it fails to reboot. It's stuck after loading mup.sys file. I've figured out a strange way to work around this problem. That is I can start the computer in "safe mode with network" mode. After that, I can start the computer normally without doing anything else. And "safe mode with network" option is the only way to start the computer. Not even "safe mode" or "safe mode with command line" modes. It's really strange. I wonder if someone can help me figure out what caused the problem?

My operating system is Windows XP professional. Thanks a lot!


Answer:Unable To Start My Computer

That is strange, it's almost like some malware or program is causing a conflict in startup and requires the internet at the same timeLet's get a scan only with smitfraudfix do not recommend using the tool without guidance from a qualified malware removal specialist! run part 1 in normal mode and post the logDo not attempt a cleaning until someone can look at the log please

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Following a power cut my computer will not start. It now shows a black screen with BootMgr missing with the only option press Ctrl-Alt-Delete wich restarts the computer with same black screen Boot Mngr missing. Any ideas on how to proceed.

Answer:Unable to start computer

Op system?
assume Vista or W7
Do a Start up repair
You need to look at Windows Repair Your Computer options.

Startup repair - This automatically fixes problems that are preventing Windows from starting
System Restore - This will Restore Windows to an earlier point in time
Windows Complete PC Restore - This will completely restore your entire PC - programs, system settings and files - from a back up that you have previously created (Available in Windows Vista Business, Enterprise and Ultimate editions only)
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool - This checks your computer's memory hardware for errors
Command Prompt - This opens a Command Window

With the Complete PC Restore Option you must have made a backup of your system, either on your hard drive or on a set of DVDs, in order to use this option. If you don't have a backup then don't use this option
How you access the repair options will depend upon whether you have a Windows installation disk or whether your operating system came pre-installed by your PC manufacturer.
Pre-Installed Options
If no repair options are available your PC manufacturer may have replaced the tools or customised them. Check your Computer Manual before proceeding.
1/ Start your PC
2/ If your PC has one operating system Press and Hold the F8 key as your PC starts. If the Windows Logo appear you will need to start again
3/ If you have a dual boot system a Boot option menu will appear. Highlight the Windows operating system and Press the F8 key
4/ In bot... Read more

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i was using my computer, trying to install a DSL, and i restarted my computer trying to renew my IP.. i then got an error message.. it said there was an error in wcmdmgrl (i may have misread the file slightly, but im relatively sure thisd was the name of it) and asked if i wanted to send a message to microsoft or whatever, which id eclined... my computer then completely stopped running.. actually, the odd thing is, when i first got the message, i restarted my computer (another approach to fixing my DSL), and when i did my computer began to start back up but then stopped after about 10 seconds, and acted like it shut down, and the monitor went to power save mode, and i began hearing a radio station through my computer speakers... i then turned my computer off, and back on, and now it wont turn on at all... it acts like its going to start, then green power light coems on, but it immediately turns off, and the green light fades off before its even completely on... im very worried :-/ i jsut built the computer a couple weeks ago.. its been working wonderfully until now... in case its helpful, here are my specs..

Windows XP Professional Edition
AthlonXP 1600+
60gb 5200rpm
64 MB Radeon 7500
I'd really appreciate any help anyone could offer, even redirection to anotehr place i could seek help... thanks very much

Answer:Unable to start computer :-/

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Hello I have an Acer Aspire 5250 Notebook PC. OS is Windows 7 Home premium. I noticed this problem a few months ago but thought it could be something transient. Now I see that the malfunction is permanent.With the computer OFF,when the AC adapter is unplugged, (as for instance to move the computer to another place), the computer does not start, after being re plugged to the AC mains. If the AC adapter is unplugged for whatever reason, the computer cannot be started again. Last time was two days ago and it took two whole days to get it working gain. I keep on plugging and unplugging, removing and reinstalling the battery, repeatedly pressing the power button, every hour or so and it takes from one to two days of this awkward manipulating to get it started again. Also please note the following:-1. The AC adapter is working perfectly and there is nothing wrong with it.2. There are no loose connections or loose contacts.3. There is nothing wrong with the power button.4. The computer is always shut down correctly before the AC adapter is unplugged from the wall terminal.5. The battery is in very good state and it holds a full charge extremely well. 6. Once the computer starts, all other functions work without any hitch. 7. I have performed, in the BOIS menu, a "start up repair" with the result "couldn't detect a problem" and a "windows memory diagnostic" which also came out clean.What can I do to remedy this. Thank you

Answer:Unable to Start Computer

Welcome!Computer Hope is the number one location for free computer help. The forum will help everyone with all computer questions. Did you ever report this to the company while it was in warranty?You have outlined all the common issues, so it is hare to guess what could be wrong.Computer manufacturers tell field technicians to test some thing by direct substitution and not rely on VOM test. . Do you have a spare battery? Do you have a spare power unit? Have you tried the Acer Aspire 5250 with the spare battery and power pack?

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Hello, I am currently having trouble with my laptop.
It will not boot, and it runs Startup Repair and then reboots, and repeats. it says the file "pyadcjab.sys" is corrupted located in C:\windows\system32\drivers I tried to google this file and nothing came up, and the file doesn't show up in command prompt so I cannot delete it. So I'm guessing it's a virus. before all this happened I would get random BSoD's and slow internet speeds. I am wondering if there is anyway to fix my computer so I won't have to do a complete wipe, and go through all that trouble.

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On one of my other computers, I changed the boot screen and login screen from the default yesterday. Now, when I try to start my computer, I get past the boot screen, but then it just restarts. I've tried safe mode, last known good configuration, and regular mode - nothing works, it always restarts right after the boot screen. I'm not positive that the changes I made are the problem, because I did the same thing on another computer, and there was no problem. Do you have any suggestions on how to fix this?

Answer:Unable to start computer


Go to this site. Scroll down to the FIXBOOT command. FIXBOOT might help you out!

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I am using LENOVO laptap with windows7 Operating system. I am trying to open my system the it is restrating next try to open onmore time it is showing the bellow error message.UNABLE TO START YOUR COMPUTER MIGHT CAUSE OF NEW SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE INSTALLATION. help me pleaseee.

Answer:unable to start your computer might cause of

reboot and start tapping the F8 button, choose last known good config, if that fails do the same again and choose system restore, choose a date before the problem started, if that fails choose repair.i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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This is really frustrating, and it almost seems like I do not have any option but to backup and format. When I got a new graphics card a few months ago I changed BIOS settings, and it no longer boots HP and is under the American Megatrends when I boot now. It does not let my keyboard work at all, I have already tried a 2.0 usb slot instead of a 3.0. Here's where it has screwed me up: I tried updating my graphics driver today and it would not work, and when I tried to go boot in safe mode I realized my keyboard didn't work to access it. Because of the software for the driver not going through, it now has the Launch Startup Repair prompt when I turn on my computer. I still can not use the keyboard here, so it automatically chooses Repair. The repair is unsuccessful everytime, and it will not allow me to use Recovery to go to an earlier point. Is my only option here to backup my files and format or is there someway I can use command prompt to fix this hellish problem?

Answer:Unable to start computer

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I have a HP Pavilion a6152n that's around 5 years old, with Windows Vista 32bits.Yesterday, after using my computer for around 5 hours, it automatically restarted. However, it failed to start up, after the loading screen for windows it just froze, with a black screen. I cut power and try to start it up again, and I got the Startup Repair. After searching for solution it suggested me to restore system, and I did. My computer was able to start up and it was fine for the rest of the day.

Today I turned on my computer again, thinking it would be good, but I got that black screen freeze again. I went through the system restore again (same thing as yesterday) and now it's fine, but I seriously don't want to take 20mins every time just to start up my computer, anyone got some solutions? Thanks.

Answer:Computer Unable to Start

Hello and welcome.. I would suggest a hard drive diagnostic : Initial Hardware Diagnostics

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Hello All,
I cannot start up my computer.I only get the message "Your computer was unable to start -start up repair is checking for system problems" There is also a panel offering to restore the computer using System Restore. However, I cannot choose this option as, when the information panel appears it disables my mouse and doesn't react to the keyboard. I have left the computer open for hours in case it was a lengthy operation but nothing appears to be happening!
I have Windows 7 Home Premium

Answer:computer unable to start

Burn the bootable CD of partition wizard (last box on the webpage) to CD and boot the system with that CD. Then take a good picture of what it shows on the screen and post that here.

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Hello friends,Lap top info:DellWINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE, SERVICE PACK 1PROCESSOR    I7RAM    4 GBSYS TYPE    64 BITI work on a schedule of one month on/off, this time when I came home and turned on the lap top, it took a very long time to load.Then I got this message,\.Computer was unable to start.Option: Start windows normal/repair mode. From repair mode.Start up Repair is checking your system for problemsThen, Start up Repair Fix will automatically fix errorsThen it prompts for a System RestoreMessage: attempting repairsAfter several minutes, Message: Unsuccessful, windows will start normal and the lap top comes to normal working.  I hope I have given enough information. This lap top was bought from a Dell outlet, since I misplaced the purchase documents I was not able to ask them to do anything when it crashed about three months ago but had to rely on a computer repair out let who changed the hard drive as it had crashed. Thank you for your time and help which I always got from you kind people with computer problems of the past.

Answer:Computer unable to start up

  I had a similar issue with my wifes system and am curious as to if you are running Windows 7 SP0 or Windows 7 SP1? My wifes system running Windows 7 SP0 had this same exact issue with every boot the system having to go through a repair process that was unsuccessful and yet would eventually normal boot and run ok.    I attempted to bring it to SP1 to see if that would correct this and it would not take the Service Pack update. I also ran checkdisk on her system and it came up with 3 files that were messed up somehow and checkdisk fixed the issues. Rebooted her system and problem was still there.  I then scanned her system for malware/rootkits etc and it was clean. To fix her computer I ended up having to make (burn) a Windows 7 System Repair (DVD) Disc off my healthy computer running the same version, but different key, of Windows 7 64bit Home Premium, and repair her Windows 7 off of that by booting off this DVD and running the repair process.  If you have a 2nd computer or a friend with Windows 7 of the same version and a DVD-RW drive, you might be able to burn a Windows 7 Repair Disc DVD and repair your system off of that. 

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Hi everyone,

I forgot to plug in my computer and the battery died. When I tried turning it back on, it takes me directly to:

"Startup Repair"
"Your computer was unable to start
Startup Repair is checking your system for problems
If problems are found, start up repair will fix them automatically. Your computer might restart several times during this process.
No changes will be made to your personal files or information. This might take several minutes." Followed by a loading bar that says searching for problems.
After leaving this on for a while it gives the system restore option, however this just takes me back to the previous screen. I cannot cancel the Start up repair and I can't access safemode. After searching for over an hour the only solution i've found so far is reinstall the OS, however my computer did not come with the OS disc and I have school related files on the computer that I can't lose.

I am using a Toshiba Satellite A505-S6981 T6600 That's 9 months old with windows 7, Specs (To my limited knowledge) say:
C2D 56600, 4GB DDR3
16", 400 GB HD, DVDRW
W7 P 64 Bit, 80211bgn
I would appreciate any help you could give on the subject and if you need more information please ask (and preferably tell me how to access it, I'm not very tech savvy). Thank you!

Answer:Your computer was unable to start

Can you remove the battery and try starting using just the AC power cord?

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Help. My grandson is staying and his laptop will not start. We can't access the start page to run sfc /scannow. The only page is one with = Safe Mode = Safe Mode with Networking, = Safe Mode with Command Prompt. = Last Good configuration, = Start Windows Normally.No matter what we do it always ends up at the same page. He doesn't have his Win XP disc with him. Any help appreciated.

Answer:unable to start computer

does his laptop have a floppy? if so make a start up disk and with luck you can get to run system restore.

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when i switch on front power button two or three time cpu fan starts and after 3 or 5 second again switch off..,i have checked smps by shorting wire that is workig fine..or i am unable to start system by shorting power led so what may be the issue kindly help...Mohd.Mumtaz

Answer:unable to start computer

Troubleshooting a Dead/Unbootable PC -

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Hi all. I got this lovely message this morning out of the blue. My computer was working mostly fine yesterday with the exception of some search assist virus I've had for a while and couldn't get rid off. But it never affected anything except my online browsing. Anyway I have work files on this which will cost people lots of money if I can't get them off. And of course I need the computer working again
Your computer was unable to start
Ran attempted system restore (from the only screen I can see) and it came back with "startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically"
So I'm at a loss.
Samsung laptop running windows 7.
It just says intel pentium inside. I'm not super tech savvy so I don't know more
I searched google and it seems I'm getting a similar issue as others. It attempts to repair but then says it can't. It gives me these details:
Problem event name, startup repair offline
Problem sig 1, 6,1,7600,16385
Problem sig 2, same
Problem sig 3, unknown
Problem sig 4, 748
Problem sig 5, autofailover
Problem sig 6, 1
Problem sig 7, badpatch
Os version, 6.1.7601.
Locale I'd, 1033
That's all I can do so far. Please help if you can. Thank you.

Answer:Your computer was unable to start

Hi, me again, just wanted to add it will NOT start in safe mode. It just says "please wait" forever and does nothing. OH, also, it did an automatic update either yesterday or the day before. I can't remember exactly, but I remember restarting it in the last 36 hours from an update.

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hello, I'm creativitRy and I followed the guide to remove smart HDD recently
for a week, it was fine but one day (when i tried to start on my homework) my computer was unable to start!
It just showed the windows logo and restart
I tried using safe mode and startup repair but nothing is working
I also do not have any backup because my computer is extremely slow

I have windows 7 home premium

please help me

Answer:computer unable to start

<<for a week, it was fine but...>>

Why do you mention your malware problem if you seemingly had no problems (no indications of problems) for a week?

No onscreen error warnings of any sort...that something was amiss?

Did you run malware scans with your installed AV during that week?

System manufacturer and model?


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Just a few weeks back, my wife and I got new computers. I got a desktop, she got a laptop, both Dells... though we planned on NOT doing this, we bought them at walmart.

When we got home with them, and I went to set up her laptop, I noticed, the tape on the box had been broken. It said right on it, if the tape is broken, make sure that everything is inside...
Well, I went through it. Everything was for sure inside.... Everything looked great... still had protective plastic you peel off of certain surfaces...
So, I went ahead with setup. Had never been setup before. Everything looked good.

During the next few days, every time I would go into control panel, for the first time that session, it would lock up windows explorer. I'd close it, reopen it, and everything would work fine. After some searching on the net, determined it was a Dell thing. Dell's wlan utility. Once that was gone and the drivers reinstalled WITHOUT the utility, everything worked fine...

To the issue at hand...

On several occasions it has stated that windows was not shut down properly, even though this is not true.
Doesn't happen often... but what is worse is that today, for the second time since we bought it, it is saying that
"your computer was unable to start
Startup repair is checking your system for problems...
After which another thing pops up asking if we want to use system restore...

Last time, we canceled. It would not get into windows. We shut it down... turned... Read more

Answer:Your computer was unable to start

What a frustrating situation.

What have you installed in the process of setting this computer up?

Did this happen before you finished setting up this computer?

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I'm having a problem...I'm having a problem starting my Compaq (Infact I'm typing this post from my phone right now ). I was infected last night by a severe virus. It restarted my computer and then it went into the Startup Repair. Not even that or a system restore worked to fix it. My sister says she'll try to fix it once she gets her HP Pavilion back from Best Buy, but is there anything else to try meanwhile? Any help would be REALLY appreciated!! Thanks!

Answer:Computer unable to start


...anyone? Anyone at all? Please, if you think you might know anything that could help - I'd be incredibly grateful if you'd reply. As of today, it's now almost 2 weeks and 4 days since my computer crashed, and I'm starting to get nervous/wondering what's happened. Whilst I can find relatively similar scenarios of others on the internet, none are exactly similar, and so I really do feel as if I'm stuck and without a clue of how I'd go about getting out of this situation.

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Startup Repair is checking your system for problems...

First off I'm running Widws 7 Home Premium as an upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium.

I was using our main PC at home this evening when for no reason whatsoever it just shut down and went to restart itself.

When it tried to reboot Startup Repair started up instead.

It goes through a cycle of checking the system for problems and then reports that "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically". The problem details reported are as follows:

Problem Event Name: StartRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: Unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200765
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 7
Problem Signature 07: CorruptFile
OS version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

I reset the PC back to an earlier restore point and restarted the PC when prompted. This had no effect at all. The Startup Repair started up and started checking the system for problems again.

Running the CHKDSK command from the command promptstated that Windows found problems with teh file system. I ran CHKDSK with the /F prefix and it did detect a problem with the Master file table which it reported to have fixed.

I also ran a memory diagnostic to determine if the problem lay with faulty memory. It reported that the results of the test would be reported when the computer restarted. Snce the PC goes stra... Read more

Answer:Your computer was unable to start

While when the pc rebooted its self it might have been a BSOD on automatic restart

You see start up repair comes up because there is a problem with the boot process, windows cant boot properly. It may be an HDD isssue, what is your HDD manufacture? (i.e, western digital, segate) and go to there website and find a diagnostic.

Let me know how it goes, and best of luck


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I had a problem with my pc so i resorted to using recovery disks. However one of my disks wouldnt work so i used 'windows partition'. However, now thats completed, my pc wont start, instead loading for a bit then going to 'your computers unable to start' menu thing!!

Please help me desperately need it!



Windows Partition? Is that a repair tool from Microsoft, part of the Rapier Environment, or a 3rd party tool?

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this is a problem I have caused myself, I was checking the capacity of my C drive when I saw I could condense the contents so I pressed ok. I then relized it could take several hours and pressed cancel. this caused the computer to crash.the message reads try the recovery disc which I cannot find. can anyone help please?

Answer:Unable to start up computer

Hi, try starting in Safe Mode by pressing F8 repeatedly during startup, if you can get into Safe mode, try a System Restore back to before your made the boob!

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My windows does not start up at all. When turning on the computer it will load and display the menu asking what mode to start in: safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt, start windows normally. Whichever option I choose it will end up restarting the computer and bringing me back to this same menu.

Please help.

I used the drive as a slave drive on another desktop and scanned and cleaned a few trojans.
I noticed that when trying to boot in safe mode, it will restart after it tries to load the sptd.sys file. I tried renaming that file and now when I try to get into safe mode it will load all the files up to the point where it would try to load "sptd.sys" but since the file is not there it will just restart again.
Tried to boot from windows cd but it will just take me back to the menu asking what mode to boot in.
Not sure what else I could do.
Would it be possible to do a system restore on a slave drive?

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I had a fuse blown on the circuit my computers were on. I was able to reboot one of my computers, but my other computer won't start at all. I checked all my connections and tried again no luck. Its a packard bell multimedia 820 w/ a Cyrix MII 300 MHz processor and running win 98. its about four years old.

Any help would be taken gladly.

Answer:Unable to start up computer

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Your computer was unable to start

My computer was operating on battery, without warning the battery died. After plugging the computer to power and turning it back on, it takes me directly to:

"Startup Repair"
"Your computer was unable to start
Startup Repair is checking your system for problems
If problems are found, start up repair will fix them automatically. Your computer might restart several times during this process.
No changes will be made to your personal files or information. This might take several minutes." Followed by a loading bar that says searching for problems.
After leaving this on for a while it gives the system restore option, however this just takes me back to the previous screen. I cannot cancel the Start up repair and I can't access safemode. After searching for over an hour the only solution i've found so far is reinstall the OS, however my computer did not come with the OS disc .

I am using a Toshiba Satellite with windows 7,

Answer:Your computer was unable to start

NO help here,
After many, many years and thousands of dollars spent with microsoft, it's time to make the move to apple

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Hello ! My Issue like this :Unable to shutdown fully? The fan keeps running - Page 4 - Solved - Windows 10 Forums

in this he say solved problem be reformated and change the disk style !
and that was very Strange. no problem but

I'll say my exactly my problem

My Laptop is Lenovo B750 and installed WIN 10 32bit
it's was no any mistake/problems

Recently I reformated and try to install64 bitbecause i noted my CPU is support 64bit
while iformatted and try install 64bit
i face problem on install like "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. the selected disk has an MBR partition table... Windows can only be installed to GPT disks..."

And easy changed disk by use a tool. and successfully installed !

now I have Win 10 64bit and GPT Style ! and it's working fine

but Shutdown / reboot / ... i faced problem

when I turn off or restart .. Display only turn off ..

The LEDs And fan working .. also Driver Disk (CD-ROM) work too

I'm tried to change to MBR but i face problem " can't change the primary disk ..."
i don't need format again .. Even if i formatted again the Win 10 ignore installed in MBR

Answer:Unable to shutdown fully? The fan keeps running 2

The issue is with the Intel Management Engine Driver. try downloading the latest:
If that fails, Hold down the Shift key when shutting down.

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Answer:Unable to fully install Bluetooth.

If it's anything like my installation disc it was not compatable with XP Pro, I had to go to the Belkin website to get the latest driver updates before mine would install. I suggest you go to the website that the Bluetooth came from.

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For last 3 weeks I have not been able to view web pages, DNS Error appears on screen and although there are some bytes received there are very few being sent. I have contacted B.T. Yahoo Broadband four times but they have not been able to solve the problem so far. It is as if there is not enough power to establish a full link allowing me to view web pages. Any advice would be appreciated.

Answer:Unable to fully connect to internet

Please provide more details of your system. In particuylar, what type of modem and what OS. Also, from your comments you imply that this was working and has suddenlly stopped. WHat did you do to your system immediately before the problem occurred.

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Hello everyone im having an issue right now that my computer won't shutdown the leds and fan still keep running after the screen has turned black. I need to hold the power button in order to shutdown my computer.

I recently installed an SDD and since then im having the issue. Any idea? I have tried many things and need help
Thank you

Answer:Unable to shutdown fully? The fan keeps running

Your computer is not shutting down at all. It is going into S1 sleep state.

So, how do you "shutdown" your computer?

From your description, it sounds as if you are doing this by pressing the power button. If so, then two things must be at work here: 1) your power button is programmed to put your computer to sleep (instead of shutting it down), 2) your BIOS is configured to put your computer into shallow sleep state (S1), instead of deep sleep state (S3).

The first recommendation would be: stop trying to use power button to shut down your computer. Use Start Menu. Select Power -> Shut Down and it should propely shutdown your computer.

If you really want to use power button to shutdown your compuer, then go to Control Panel -> Power Options. Select Choose what the power button does and then in the next window change the When I press the power button setting to Shut down.

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Generally most sites are fine, I hate how I have to do battle with IE6 and symantec internet security 2004. Xp Home sp2

So my wife really wants to view this site

Anyway all I get is the main writing and nearly all the pics and index are a placeholder with an x

I am bappeled
Can you help


Answer:Unable to fully view web pages

Have you got the latest versions of Java and Macromedia flash player installed?

You could also download and use Firefox from HERE

I have just looked at the site in your post using Firefox and it seems fine.

One of the great things about Firefox is that if you go to a site that needs a plugin. Firefox will let you know and can download and install the required plugin for you.

Regards Howard :grinthumb

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Hi,I have recently had my MESH PC sent back from those lovely people (?) having had the operating system rebuilt. I have reloaded MS Office Small Business Edition 2003 onto the PC and the various Office packages and Microsoft picutre editior, do not fully work, the majority of the toolbar icons and drop down menus are greyed and therefore cannot be used. I have deteceted and repaired, fully acitivate the products and got all the updates from Microsoft, still to no avail.All ideas as how this can be sorted much appraciated.TaRepurr

Answer:Unable to fully use MS Office packages

Did MS Office come pre-loaded or did you add it later?If you have the discs - I would suggest complete uninstall and re-install.

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Hello there, I am new to these boards.

I need some help with making my computer run more quickly. There are 2 problems I have noticed.

I have a new Thinkpad T61 which I bought only a month ago, I use XP SP3 it takes almost 4 minutes in total from hitting the power button to being able to use the internet. A screen before a login screen says "Windows is Starting up..." and that stays there normally for at least a minute, that is the brunt of the problem.

Also I noticed when I am using FireFox alot, it freezes up and it says Page Not Responding on top but then after about 10 seconds usually its fine. Any ideas on either of these?

Here are the programs installed on my computer:

MS Office 2007
Adobe Reader
eBay Turbo Lister
Quicktime Player

and then other things that came with the comp that look important (Access Connections, PC Doctor, etc) I deleted the excess advertised programs that come with computers (not on my comp but example free AOL and such).

Thanks for your help!


Answer:Computer takes incredibly long time to start, any help?

gonna need more info. what are your comp specs? ram? cpu speed?

without that info, i can say: run ccleaner, defrag your hdd (with something like perfect disk 7), and eliminate unnecessary start up programs (start-up inspector).

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I have got a Toshiba Satellite L100-130 (my first notebook and my first experience with Windows XP). When I start my computer I hear the Microsoft Windows XP Sound, but after that I have to manually adjust the sound volume, because it is set at 0 every time I started up my notebook.

I wanted to know if this is normal with Windows XP/notebooks or there is something wrong with... anything...

Answer:Satellite L100-130: Sound every time when start the computer


The Windows XP sound at the beginning is a normal issue.
All audio settings you can change under ?control panel? and ?sound and audio devices?

If you don?t want to have a sound while the notebook and OS starting so you can disable it under ?sound and audio devices? ? ?sound tab?
To change or to disable the sounds you have to change the settings in the program events window

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