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Windows fails to load successfully in XP

Question: Windows fails to load successfully in XP

Dear fellow people out there in the Internet :

There was recently a post in this forum titled "Windows did not start successfully" which contained this text :
"Every time I try to restart I get this message that Windows did not start properly and I should select from 4 options
- safe mode
- safe mode with networking
- safe mode with command
- last known setting
- start normally

I tried all the options but nothing seems to work. It just goes back to this same screen again. Please help. I have tons of very valuable information on my computer."

I am having this same problem and tried all of the steps recommended, including trying to run the repair console from the XP disk. I gave the computer to a friend who is a professional IT guy, and he said he is having no luck pulling my files off of the computer using either the "hook it to another computer" method, or with his company's data extraction software. He says he thinks the hard drive itself is damaged and about to die and I should find a professional data extraction service.

My question is: How do you find such a service? I am kind of leery of just searching on the Internet for this. Also, is there anything else to try? I have a 3 year old Gateway that lost it's warranty exactly 2 weeks before it died.

If I have to replace the computer, I don't even care at this point, as long as I can recover my years of writings and research (which were not FULLY backed up)

Thank you so much.

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Preferred Solution: Windows fails to load successfully in XP

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Hello I have XP pro on my computer. My computer reset itself. And now it wont restart.

Everytime I try to restart I get this message that windows did not start properly and I should select from 4 options
- safe mode
- safe mode with networking
- safe mode with command
- last known setting
- start normally

I tried all the options but nothing seems to work. It just goes back to this same screen again. Please help. I have tons of very valuable information on my computer.

Everything was fine. Next time pc was started it did the boot process and then a DOS screen appeared telling me that Windows did not start successfully and on lower part of screen it gives you 4 choices to start in safe mode and one choice to start at the last known configuration that worked. None of these choices come up. The computer just keeps restarting and then the screen comes up about Windows not starting successfully.

Thank you.

What was i doing when it crashed:
Loading battlefield 2 for first time had turned all my video settings up to high and it was supposedly optimizing it then bang it reset and now im at this stage.

My computer
Dual Core 2 E6850 3.0 ghz 1333fsb
4 gb 800 ram
Asus p5b-plus motherboard
350W psu
EN8600GT 256MB video card

What ive done :
Run the memory diagnosis thing -(
Press T to run the extended tests.)
This freezes on one of the test - and does not complete

My thoughts are more likely that it is the hard drive . The computer is only 7 ... Read more

Answer:Windows did not start successfully -Win Xp pro fails to load from

I wouldn't necessarily suspect the hard drive just yet. A repair/reinstall might be your best bet; since it crashed on an application installation, you may have some necessary files in limbo. Check this link for a comprehensive guide:

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Current Problem: System fails boot in Windows 7 following series of scans and tools ran.
Problems began after running Combofix
Prior to my running of Combofix the system was very slow, always high memory and cpu use (much due to only 2 gig memory and number of programs running).  I also had occasions where when writing email the characters would disappear after being typed in and continue to delete text.  Also the system was set up with the c: drive ssd as the operating system only, and additional partitions/drive as program and data drives.  Over the last several months those additional program and data drives would power down and sleep during use and have to wake up quite often. I thought was unusual behavior.
History of bleeping computer support from Trojans,Viruses.  (see postings) Have been referred to this area for help
Ran ComboFix then sought help from Bleeping
I ran combo fix before doing my research -  following which I could not open explorer, kaspersky, control panel etc.  I am using Chrome browser on Windows 7.  When the combofix ran it did indicate that it set a restore point.
At this point the computer currently was still booting fully fine into win 7 not just by using safe mode.  It connects to the internet, many programs run but cannot open some dialog windows such as explorer, control panel, kaspersky to name a few.
Booted using Last Known Good Configeration
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I have a windows 7 notebook that won't load into windows or load safe mode successfully its ends with a black screen and hangs forever. System restore wont even fix it. What command can I use to troubleshoot this other than reinstalling windows. Thanks

Answer:windows 7 wont start up or load safe mode successfully

If you have an install disk and can access Setup (possibly tapping F2 as you switch on) to change the Boot order to CD/DVD before the HDD, then insert the disk - Save and Exit, it will then reboot up with it and you will be prompted to press any key to boot from CD/DVD.

Select the Repair option and then Startup Repair in the Recovery Environment.

It will give you the option to select a restore point which you can opt for or pass on that and let it complete the Startup Repair.

If it reports that it was unable to repair, then you could give the restore point a try.

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I loaded Windows Movie Maker 12 with Windows Essentials.  -This is exactly the same setup I am using on a HP desktop at work with Windows 8.1, but for some reason my C560 keeps giving me a "low memory" warning and will not load a AVI clip.  -Worse, after trying... my whole computer gets glitchy and nothing seems to work properly until I shut it down, and restart it. Quick recap on what I have tried.  Upgraded from 6-gb to 16-gb of RAM.  Increased the size of my Virtual Memory as much as it would let me.  Nothing has made the slightest bit of difference.   

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Vista Business: all working fine until I loaded PeoplePC DSL software. The software had installed beautifully on my other machine, operating with XP, so I moved to install it on my newer machine, operating with Vista.

I performed the install as guided. After the recommended Restart, the system became confused, -- complaining that Windows Explorer was having a problem and was trying to solve it. On and on. Cycled the same 2message windows again and again, clearly stuck.

So I booted, then started again in Safe Mode and performed a System Restore to the point before PeoplePC software installation. Now, Windows won't load: I'm getting "Please Wait" and the loading icon is spinning. This has been going on for an hour.

Answer:Windows won't successfully load after performing a System Restore in Safe Mode

-- still spinning --

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I've encountered an array of problems. To start, when I try to play an .avi file, real player and windows media player both encounter a fatal error. Thinking there may have been a windows update I went to to get updates. I was able to download all of the updates, but I could not install any of them. I tried to install them via express and custom updates on the website, via automatic updates, and virtually every other method I could think of. After researching the problem I came across similar problems with an array of solutions, including trying in safe mode, running sfc /scannow, uninstalling and reinstalling .net, shutting off and turning back on both automatic updates and cryptographic services, changing .dll files (lccwiz & pidgen), renaming the SoftwareDistribution folder, downloading one update at a time, and other things that I can't even begin to think of at this moment, obviously with no success, as well as running SpyBot, AdAware, and Norton. Below are some of the links that I came across to help with this problem:
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Answer:Windows XP Updates Were Unable to be Successfully Installed/AVI files fail to load

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Ill try to make a long story short. Bought a Dell Precision 470 that was two years old from my ex boss. I ran the computer the whole time and it never once gave me a single problem. Upon receiving the computer i found that he ran a few registry deleting programs and because i know he doesn't know how to do anything i feared he did something wrong.

I in turn decided to format the computer. I am running a RAID 1 set-up (mirror) on two 250GB drives. I format the raid array first and rebuild the array then install OS which involves obviously formatting the hard drive and then install drivers reboot then what software pleases me.

The software i run is pretty basic, office 2003, illustrator, photoshop, itunes, mozilla, norton and a software and driver for my business which happens to be sign making. Now the only software thats different on there is the signmaking stuff. We use to run a Prog called signlab and now i use something else. apart from that the general use of the computer is about the same as it was the two years previous.

Every 4-6 weeks the computer decides to stop loading. Always after being shut down normal and properly. It will get to the Windows preloader screen where the three boxes just sit there and slide back and forth over and over essentially until i turn the box off. I can't for the life of me figure this out. the hard drive and information is completely in tact, what seems to be missing is the os software. for the longest time i was not able to g... Read more

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I have had a pc for the last 3.5 years and not had many problems but for the last week my pc will not load first time it takes 3-4 times of restarting to get it to run ok.The message that sometimes comes up is p2 networking not responding other times it freezes with 2 or 3 items to install , also i cannot run scan disk or disk fragmenter.I have ran norton anti virus and checked for any funny items that may have being downloaded .any ideas anyonethanks in advance pb

Answer:windows 98 se fails to load

If you can boot into safemode (Ctrl on mine) and run scandisk and defrag. May be worth running system file checker too, RUN/ type sfc and replace any corrupt files from os disc.

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Yesterday I used my computer for a brief moment, quickly checked my email, checked an internet game through, and then turned off the computer, an NEC laptop. This morning I turned and was given the Windows Boot Manager screen detailing that
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem....
File: \boot\bcd
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.
Any help?
I have a windows 7 disc, but that installation was on a different computer. This is a different installation. Do I have to have the exact same disc?

Answer:windows fails to load

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Windows98 SE is failing to load on my Pentium 3 pc. The bootup process only goes as far as to the Windows opening screen, then the machine restarts all over again, and again........forever!I then tried to start the machine using a startup floppy. At the A:\ prompt I changed to C:\ and attempted starting Windows in its directory by typing WINDOWS\WIN at the C:\ prompt and hitting ENTER. The screen then went blue and displayed the following message:" VFAT Devise Initialisation failed. A devise or resource required by VFAT is not present or is unavailable. VFAT cannot continue loading. System halted. "May I know what problem this message points to and what to do to fix it? Thanks in advance.


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I just recently gave my computer I had to my 15 year old sister. Iv'e had this system for four years and this has never happened to me before. The day after I gave it to her, she told me that it would not load. It gets all the way to the windows XP loading screen with the small green dots moving at the bottom then the dots just stop moving. The hard drive light is still lit up like its doing something but after an hour or so of leaving it on like that it was still frozen. I was able to load it up in safe mode and remove any adware/spyware on it and get a hijack this log. I'm not sure what it is she does on it but in all the time iv'e had the machine its never done this before.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 5:48:58 PM, on 7/27/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
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Hi, Everyone,
How are you? I have been running Windows XP, Service Pack 2 on my computer for several years now. Last night, my computer froze for the first time in over half a year, so I restarted it and nothing seemed to be wrong. After about 15 minutes of using it, it froze once again. After restarting it the second time, however, it showed me the screen that says I could choose to restart in the "Last Known Good Configuration," in "Safe Mode, or to "Start Windows Normally."

If I chose the non-Safe Mode options, it would start to load Windows (with the Windows XP screen and the blue bar running under it), and then restart itself when the blue bar runs for the third time. For the Safe Mode options, it would load partway and then restart again.

Can I do something to fix this? Is this a hard drive problem? I tried unplugging everything except for my monitor and hard drive, but the problem was still there. Please help! I am using a library computer to type this and will wait until I can find a resolution, then go home and try it.

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Windows XP Fails to Load

boot to a xp cd and enter the recovery console (on the first screen)

run chkdsk /R

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Hey,am trying to format my pc (desk top,mother board mecury) which was infected by viruses.Now its failing to load some fails load from CAB DRIV.
its only accepting windows help please

Answer:Windows xp fails to load


Okay first, what is the exact spelling of the file it is failing to load, and what is the exact text of the error message? At what point in the installation process does this happen.

One reason installs fail is because the CD is scratched, dirty, etc... Sometimes making a copy of a damaged disk will work. The copying process "fixes" the bad data before it gets burned to the new disk.

Also, a bad optical drive will mis-read and corrupt data during an install. Changing out the optical drive might fix the problem.

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hey i have a friends laptop here that ive been trying to fix for is an Acer Aspire one series model # KAV60 CPU type: intel atom CPU N270 CPU speed 1.60 GHz and it came with windows 7 starter on it. It has the blue screen of death (i think thats what its called) when you start it up u get Windows error Recovery with two options to launch startup repair or to start windows normally. when u launch startup repair it loads the files then goes to the startup screen and then it just goes to a black screen. When you try to start windows normally it goes to the windows startup screen then it switches to a blue screen then restarts automatically and goes throu the whole start up process again. I have created a bootable usb with windows 7 on it as this pc has nothing on it that the owner requires i have decided to do a fresh install of windows 7 starter .heres my problem now !! i set the pc to boot from the usb. i get to the part where i select language, time and currency, and keyboard and input method i push next then i get the screen that says to install now so i select that then i get setup is starting and it takes about 15 -20 minutes before it gets to the next page where i have to select windows 7 starter x86 push next then accept the license terms push next then i select the custom(advanced) option. now it asks where i want to install windows i see 3 partitions
disk 0 Partition 1 : PQSERVICE 12.0 GB(total size) 4.6 GB(free space) OEM(reserved)(Type)
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On starting my laptop it keeps running a scan disc but finds no errors. Then windows tries to load but a blue error screen appears for less than a second mentions an error but I am unable to read this page due to the time t is visable? Any ideas please. Thank you

Answer:Windows fails to load

What operating system are you using? Sounds like 98?

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Hey There, i had a brilliant result last time i came onto here for help so here i am again. :D

Last week my computer was working fine until one day i had to turn my computer off by the mains (Not shut down)

i turned it on then i had the normal boot screen and everything coming up but no windows xp loading screen
i then waited for something to happen but there was no result. it just stayed at a black screen. i then restarted it and when into safe mode and that also failed to load because it stopped loading at a certain file.

i then put in the windows xp disk and tried to re-install windows xp back onto my system but the windows setup failed to load also.

one time i had a message showing that i had some boot file corrupt :S


Can someone help me get around this error and get my windows xp back up and running please.

i will be very greatfull

Answer:Windows Xp Fails To Load.

I have this issue every once and a while as well and can't seem to figure the problem out.
My issue is a little different though, my PC will lock up, and when I restart it'll load Windows, and then just go to a black screen like you described.
If I let it sit for 10-15 minutes it'll BSOD and restart and work fine though.
Have you tried letting it sit?

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I just came home for christmas and my parents showed me that their computer is failing to boot.

It posts normally, runs the windows splash screen, and then comes up to a black screen with a mouse cursor and hourglass, then 30 seconds later to just a mouse cursor - it can sit for an hour and never loads anything else. In safe mode, any type, it does the same thing but with the version number across the top and 'safe mode' in each corner.

In any mode there is no taskbar and no response from the start button, right clicking or ctrl+alt+del

I have tried, after making a backup of course, replacing explorer.exe and taskman.exe as well as the entire system and system32 folders(except config in system32 which is protected). I have loaded the hard drive in my own computer and it does the same thing. I ran scandisk on it while it was in my windows pc and it didn't tell me anything. The drive is divided into 3 partitions and I only scanned the C drive.

This is my parents computer and I do not have a hardware listing, it is relatively new but not high end, I can look for model numbers on anything that is relevant.

I have slaved the drive into another computer and backed up any data, I am just trying to avoid a full reformat and having to reinstall all the software.

any thoughts?

Answer:Windows XP SP2 Fails to load GUI

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Hello. I have Red Hat Linux and Windows XP on different partitions on my Dell. I went to login to Windows the other day, and after I selected Windows it gave me a black screen saying windows failed to load. It had options of starting in safe mode, starting from last known configuration or starting normally. Regardless of what you press, the Windows XP screen comes up like its loading, then after a few second it goes to a blue screen saying unmountable_boot_volume. It says to remove any hardware that I recently added, but I haven't added anything. My sister had been using the computer while I was gone, and I don't know what to do now. Any ideas? Thanks.

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Hi, Everyone,
How are you? I have been running Windows XP, Service Pack 2 on my computer for several years now. Last night, my computer froze for the first time in over half a year, so I restarted it and nothing seemed to be wrong. After about 15 minutes of using it, it froze once again. After restarting it the second time, however, it showed me the screen that says I could choose to restart in the "Last Known Good Configuration," in "Safe Mode, or to "Start Windows Normally."

If I chose the non-Safe Mode options, it would start to load Windows (with the Windows XP screen and the blue bar running under it), and then restart itself when the blue bar runs for the third time. For the Safe Mode options, it would load partway and then restart again.

Can I do something to fix this? Is this a hard drive problem? I tried unplugging everything except for my monitor and hard drive, but the problem was still there. Please help! I am using a library computer to type this and will wait until I can find a resolution, then go home and try it.

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Windows XP Fails to Load

Welcome to TSF

Open your side panel and check the Heatsink and fan is probably clogged.

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Here is the list of the problems in order of which I noticed things going awry:

1. My Firefox browser will re-direct my google searches to a new Firefox window pop-up with "google-analytics" in its address bar, but would never finish loading the new popped-up window. Firefox would also re-direct and never finish loading my google searches by opening a new tab with a "" in its address bar.

2. Microsoft Office 2010 applications don't open, instead a "DW20.exe" and a "DWWin.exe" replicates itself an infinite number of times in my processes, maxing out my CPU.

3. My anti-virus applications (Spyware Doctor, Microsoft Security Essentials, avast!, malwarebytes) won't update, and therefore won't run or scan. Firefox also won't load various anti-virus sites, such as this message board.

4. Other applications crash directly upon opening them (VLC Media Player)

Solutions that I've tried:

1. Resetting my router. I'd read somewhere online that doing this would solve the problem. It did not.

2. Trying to restore from a restore point. I opened System Restore, but the restore points were all very recent and within the timeframe of infection.

3. Un-installing Microsoft Office 2010 and re-installing. System won't let me un-install.

Here are my scan reports:

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by dildon at 14:31:20.50 on Fri 06/04/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20
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Answer:Browser Re-directs; Microsoft Office Fails to Load; Anti-Virus Fails to Update:upset:


Please do the following:

Download Combofix from either of the links below, and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**

IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here

Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.When finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt for further review.

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Not long ago (a week and a half or so) I was playing Payday 2 and my computer froze, I turned off my computer to restart it and could not load my computer past a pre-loading windows black screen where the mouse was not showing. I then tried booting my computer in various ways (safe, with and without networking etc) and they worked, however I believe one of my drivers failing to load was the reason for my "Windows Normal" startup to fail. I eventually decided through, I then looked at using the system restore point function in order to hope for some success. The system restore function when I restored to; a week ago, two weeks ago, did not seem too alleviate my issue much, it did however allow me to load windows but almost immediately after using the machine for 2-5 minutes I would have a frozen screen again. I then eventually decided to just factory reset the machine out of desperation, the factory reset eventually happened successfully and I was able to load windows and login into my new user successfully, as I learnt that I had to reinstall my graphical drivers I then attempted to put in various CD's in in order to install these drivers, eventually when I figured out the order of CD's that I needed to install for my games to load properly, I then resumed my activities on my pc (such as gaming, browsing etc). 
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Answer:PC fails to load 9/10 times and fails to update, random crashes

Have you tried Safe Mode?
EDIT: Reading failure. Try the below suggestion.

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My problem is that my computer no longer is able see Windows 8.1 on bootup. I get a ?Loading OS?.? message and nothing happens.

Before this happened, I reset my computer from Windows with the intent to change a BIOS setting for the CPU fan and an Windows update was applied on reboot. Windows (apparently) installed the update and then I got to the login screen. At this point, instead of logging into Windows, I hit the reset button to make the BIOS change. After doing this, when I tried to boot again, Windows would even begin to load and I got the ?Loading OS? message immediately. Is it possible that Windows did not finish installing the update even though I was at the login screen for Windows 8.1?

I then booted from the USB flash drive with Windows 8 install files (not 8.1?I upgraded from 8 to 8.1). I went into the repair option and then I got the message that no repairs could be found or were needed. (Interestingly now when I try the repair option, the computer automatically reboots so the repair option appears to be very broken now.)

Next, I tried to see if my disks were working and they seem to be. Attached is a screenshot when I list the volumes. C: drive is a HDD data drive without Windows. D: drive appears to be some sort of system restore partition (as far as I understand). F: drive is the SSD with Windows installed on it. I can navigate through all directories fine on the SSD and the drive seems healthy. (E: drive is the USB drive.) When I unhook the data drive, all... Read more

Answer:Windows 8.1 Fails to Load after udpate

Okay, this appears to be a tough one--Nobody has responded yet and basic level of MS support was not helpful.

Quick questions: Does the volume drive arrangement in the picture above seem reasonable? (1) Does the Windows drive need to be volume 0 and/or drive C? The SSD (111 gigabytes) is drive C normally when Windows loads up. Would reassigning the drive to C fix the problem possibly? Can I reassign the volume? This is probably not the solution though as I would not understand why the drives would have been incorrectly reassigned in the first place.

(2) What do I need to do to get sfc to run?

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hello my computer currently running windows 7 has all of a sudden started giving me this error: WINDOWS ERROR RECOVERY - windows failed to start. a recent hardware or software change might be the cause. If windows files have been damaged or configured incorrectly, startup repair can help diagnose and fix the problem. if power was interrupted during startup, choose Start windows normally. from here, i am presented with 2 choices: Launch Startup repair (recommended) and Start windows normally. choice 1 attempts to load windows files, and then returns me to current screen. choice 2 restarts computer and boots to the current screen. i have tried running my windows 7 installation disc, i get the "press any key, etc" prompt and follow it, but after it tries to load files, i am presented with the following: WINDOWS BOOT MANAGER - windows failed to start. a recent hardware or software change might be the cause. to fix the problem: 1. insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer. 2. choose your language settings, and then click "next". 3. click "repair your computer". if you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance. File: \windows\system32\config\system Status: 0xc0000098 Info: windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt. after hitting enter, i am offered to start "windows setup" which does nothing but return me to current screen. there... Read more

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 fails to load

Please provide us with the computer specs including model and make. Go ahead and turn off the computer and unplug it from the wall and remove any hardware or USB devices that you might have added to it and by that I mean USB thumbdrives, printer, etc. Let's have this PC only have the essential parts (mouse/kb/onboard graphics card) attached to it so we can quickly and effectively resolve the issue. Now, with the computer unplugged from the wall, press on the power button and release after 5 seconds. Now plug it in and turn on the computer. What happens now? Please do not try anything else at this point but simply report back to me and I will provide you with the next steps.

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Hi all. I have a problem with windows update. it fails to load. Then my pc says updates have been installed and its fine. But after a few days the same problem returns. This all started when I synced my email. Also Microsoft sites take ages to load. Any help would be great. Thanks.

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No changes made to pc recently. Simply restarted and now windows xp does not load. Goes through entire bios, once it is about to display the windows welcome screen it restarts.

Installed new memory to no avail. Do I need to replace the motherboard?

PC is about 4 years old.


Answer:Goes through BIOS but windows fails to load

If it POSTs ok (Power On Self Test) it usually means the motherboard is ok, but the system software is not.

Using your Xp (?) CD, you could perform a Repair (you will need your Windows key for this)

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A couple of days ago, my genius spouse left his laptop once again in a precarious situation sitting on a table near an open window during a rain storm.

Regardless, since this time, not shockingly windows wont load properly and im hoping that someone can offer some advice as I cant afford to pay for a professsional to take a look at it at this time.

When he tries to turn it on as usual, it attempts to load but it freezes on the screen with the green bars about halfway across and never goes anywhere, he did manage to catch a glimpse of an error a couple of times that said:

"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix this problem insert your windows disk and run repair "etc.

I havent seen it yet so I can t give the exact wording of the end of the statement but it basically says put your disc in and let windows fix itself.

Tried that, it only took about 60 seconds to repair windows supposedly, but it still wont load properly.

I have tried to look this problem up on various forums but there seems to be one major issue that people are encountering that I am not, every account that I have read, noone can get their system to load at all in any mode, I CAN load the system in safe mode and everything works perfectly well, it just wont run in normal mode. This gives me a little bit of hope, if perhaps false lol.

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I just upgraded to Windows Vista 64 over the weekend as a clean install. I ran Windows Update and got everything installed fine. However, shortly after Windows Update failed to open when I clicked the icon. I see a window start to open on the desktop and then disappear. No errors show up. If I go into the Control Panel->Security and click "Turn Automatic Updating On or Off" I receive the following error: Windows cannot find 'shell:::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-BEB064C98683}\10\::{36eef7db-88ad-4e81...\pageSettings'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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When I try to check for updates, the page fails to load. My PC has Win 7 Service Pack 1 64 bit OS. I don't know what to do and would appreciate your suggestions. Thank you for your assistance!

Answer:Windows Update Fails to Load

Hello there, 
Have you launched "Windows Update troubleshooter" and see if the issue still persists?

Keep us posted

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Recently, my PC has been restarting randomly. The odd part is it usually happens when I'm just browsing the internet. Until last night I haven't had any issues when gaming (BF2 and NFS:MW). The one BSOD I saw and the "system has recoverd from a serious error" messages pointed to driver issues so I cleaned the video drivers and re-installed them and thought the problem was fixed.

Only after gaming did the problems occur until last night BF2 froze leaving me with a loud beep/screech from my headphones. I did a hard restart and made it into windows but soon after the machine reset.

Currently I can boot into BIOS, make changes etc, but as soon as the last step in bios completes (verifiying DMI pool data I believe), it fails to continue onto the Windows XP splash screen. The screen goes black but does not power down which really confuses me.

I tried swapping video cards and also removed my Audigy 2 to narrow down a hardware issue and the same thing happens. Now I'm coming to you guys for help.

Answer:Windows fails to load/boot?

nice description but try posting your hardware (power supply included). Also what if anything changed or got plugged into the computer lately?

It could be anything keeping it from booting - corrupt files from the last crash, bad ram, cpu, PSU, etc. Can you boot into SAFE MODE?

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I would like to be able to solve a problem with my operating system which is not loading all the way. I want to solve it without having to do a clean install.

The Problem:
Windows will stop loading at a point just before the initial desktop screen ?Windows 7 screen?. The screen is black with the mouse cursor and stops. No matter how long I wait it will not proceed any further.
The History:
I purchase this laptop (Dell Studio 1747) 13 months ago with a touch screen, i7, 320gig/5400rpm hard drive, 4 gig of ram and with Windows 7 home premium. The first modification I made to the system in Jan 2011 was to add a Kingston 128gig v+ SSD. In installed Win7 with the ability to boot to either drive. In Sept I installed the Win8 developers preview. I shrank the original hard drive to be able to install Win8 in a new partition. I now had three OS's installed. I have been using the SSD drive as my main system for obvious reasons. Every week I would install any updates in the original Win7 installation.
The events leading to the initial problem:
This past week when I booted to Win8 I was unable to access the other disk partitions using Windows Explorer. I also was presented with a window indicating that a large number of files had an 'invalid security code and was being replaced with a default security code. After logging off Win8, I restarted Windows7(SSD) and found that it would stop loading at the place I described earlier. I then tried 'Safe BOOT' and it stopped at the same place. I ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 fails to load completely

What a mess.

Can you post back a screenshot of maximized Disk Management drive map with listings of any of the OS's which are still bootable, while all HD's are plugged in. We can advise you better.

If not, unplug all but the SSD, making sure it is set to boot first in BIOS setup (after DVD drive), mark Win7 partition on it Active so it will accept the System boot files: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)

Next boot into Win7 DVD Repair console to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts with its own boot files instead of booting off of the other HD.

You can now plug back in the other HD and boot it using the BIOS one-time Boot Menu key so the HD's remain independent. If it needs repair to start, do so using the same procedure as above with the SSD unplugged using the Win8 DVD Repair console.

If you still want to boot the rescue Win7 you installed on HD, add it to Dual boot when starting that HD only, using EasyBCD 2.0 from Win8. But I would delete it's partition in Disk Mgmt unless you have an extra Product Key to activate it and a need to keep it.

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alright i start my computer, running XP home edition. half the time or slightly more then half the time i get to the windows loading screen and the loading bar freezes and windows does not load no matter how long i give it. If i restart my computer it will freeze again on the loading screen 100% of the time. If i turn off and turn on my computer via the power button on front panel same deal, it will freeze again at the same spot 100% of the time.i have thus far been combating this problem by after the freeze turning off the power via the power button on the front panel, and when the system shuts down killing power to the power supply via the power switch in the back and waiting 10 seconds. turning back on the back power switch and starting normally. I will get a windows failure to load with the normal options and start windows normally works 100% of the time.i have made no hardware additions to my computer, and this issue seems to be progressive. i used to deal with this perhaps once every 5 start ups and now its slightly over half my start ups.

Answer:windows fails to load 1/2 the time

Power supply or motherboard would be my guess. Power supply cheaper/easier to swap out, so I would try that first. If its mobo, can be a pain as often need to replace cpu & ram too (depending on age) - or look for second hand on ebay. And new (different) mobo means reinstall or repair reinstall, normally.

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Hi Folks, I just received  Win7  64 bit Recovery kit from HP partner Arvato Digital Services, LLC  in the form of a USB stick.  After my would-b bro in law never made his own recovery disk, the HD failed hard. I ordered the recovery media and located this young 750 gig HD in my collection, and loaded Mint 18.1 Mate on it temporarely, until I could get the recovery media.  I am writing this with the box and HD in question. The recovery media doesn't seem to work. I successfully booted to USB, and the win7 recovery progress bar appeared, but stopped at the point where a blue recovery screen appears, but it is blank.  There is one quick flash of the HD's activity l.e.d., and then everything stops.  The only thing I see is the Cancel "X" on the upper right hand corner.  If I click on "X", I get the "continue or cancel system recovery and reboot" panel.  Nothing keeps happening unless I click on "cancel" and we go back to reboot. The HD is an Hitachi from a similar P7 1100 series from around the same year, 2011 or so.  It passed the SMART with flying colors.  I checked the USB stick, having the microsoft logo and ordered directly through HP.  It has all the files seemingly intact, and is a bootable stick.  I am truely stumped!?  The MB is fine, I have all functions using Mint.  y Any suggestions? Thanksholmziep

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Windows XP Media Center
Gateway GT5014 Media Center Computer Ė 5395
This description is fairly long. I went into as much detail as possible because this problem just came out of nowhere.

So I get on the computer one day and everything is cool. I rearrange some music, uninstall some software that I never use and surf the web. While I was adding several hundred music files to my iTunes I ran into an error that said I didnít have access to write to the C drive. iTunes stopped importing the music halfway through at this point. I selected all my music again and tried once more, this time it worked fine. This happened a few times before I was able to get all my music in. Iím thinking that this may have something to do with my boot problems since I had never experienced this error ever before. Itís probably the only peculiar thing that happened prior to my problem so I mentioned it.

Lastly I run disc clean up and Spybot: Search & Destroy. I updated my AVG AntiVirus and avast! and restart after it asks me to. I am then confronted with this crap.

Irregardless of the way I turn the computer off, it boots back up with the screen that informs me that Windows did not load properly. And naturally it gives me 30 some odd seconds to decide if I want to start the computer normally or in a variety of safe modes. Choosing to start the computer normally or letting the time run out results in the screen flickering for a brief second... Read more

Answer:Windows Fails to Load 90% of the Time

Have you tried a system restore in safe mode ?

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The xp home screen appears with the blue pulstating bar. then the screen goes black and sometimes fails to continue to the user log-on screen.By rebooting in SAFE mode and then restoring to any previous day the system seems to work fine.Has anyone any ideas as to what is going wrong.Thanks in advance

Answer:windows xp home fails to load

Try disabling System Restore in Safe Mode, also delete any Internet Explorer Temporary Internet Files, then reboot and re-enable System Restore.

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Hi all

I am having a persistent problem with Windows 10 that I need help with

Just about every computer start takes two attempts to complete, the first start fails to load any desktop icons and just sits there with a spinning progress icon and nothing can be started. I have to do a Control/Alt/delete and select restart, which it does and then that time it all starts ok with no other issues all day long.

Anyone know how to fix this.

Thanks for any help


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Answer:Windows Update Page Fails To Load

Try getting the latest update agent and see whether it helps:
Information for network administrators about how to obtain the latest Windows Update Agent

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i recently did an LCD screen replacement. when i powered up the laptop it came on normally only the trackpad was not working on log in screen but works everywhere else i looked into how i could solve this and i needed admin rights. so i got the password and when i logged into the admin account only for the trackpad to not work at all. after a few minutes the desktop locked up and was non responsive. I restarted and got the message

Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected

this is now appearing after every restart. I have checked the boot order and i have ran start up repair and it allows me to start up in safe mode but once i try to load normally I get that error again

does that sound familiar to anyone

PS the laptop was dropped that is why the screen needed replaced as a precaution I have checked the hard drive for errors are there was none and the laptop is recognising it in the bios

seems odd to load windows until it crashes and then decide not to

its is a Dell Inspiron m5030

Answer:Windows 7 fails to load unless it is in safe mode

did you test the harddrive after dropping the laptop. there is a good chance you damaged the drive too. If not, run the drives manufacturers diagnostic utility...

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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When I turn my laptop on windows fails to load. This happened just after a windows update, I don?t have installation disks and I can?t load into safe mode or anything.

What can I do?

Answer:Windows fails to load on my Satellite L300d-243

Can you enter ?Advanced boot settings? when you press F8 at start up?

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I just used the windows xp cleaning procedure to rid my computer of the fake winsecurity centre and spyware guard 2008 (thank you majorgeeks) but now windows explorer fails to automatically load when i turn on my computer or restart and log in using my (upon recommendation) new windows user account password and i have to do it by windows task manager. any ideas?

Answer:Windows explorer fails to load at restart

Welcome to Major Geeks!

whatsausername said:

I just used the windows xp cleaning procedureClick to expand...

As stated in the instructions, we need the 4 requested logs to help you. Attach the logs from
Also are you saying this is a new user account? Or are you saying it is the same user account that you cleaned but you just added a password to it?

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I normally stream videos and music from my laptop to my xbox 360 through a router no problem. However, within the last week and a half or so all media streaming crashed for me. When i go to control panel > network and sharing center > choose homegroup and sharing options > change advanced sharing settings > and choose media streaming options it just says "The page failed to load." Ive tried several methods of streaming suggested by microsoft (zune, windows media sharing, windows media center) and none work.

Furthermore, When I tried to add the 360 as an extender through windows media center, the program would just crash as soon as i entered my xbox's setup key. Also, when i tried setting up windows media center for the first time to see if it would stream, When i went to sync my music and video libraries it gave a message saying "A necessary component of Windows Media Center did not start properly. Restart windows media center."

I cant think of anything I've done within this time frame to cause this to happen, and I have never had any problems like this before.
Any help is much appreciated!

Answer:Windows 7 Media Streaming fails to load

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I have an ASUS laptop which used to have a recovery partition. I used a function to make recovery DVDs and proceeded to format the partition.

Well now Windows won't boot. I attempted to use my recovery DVDs but after taking 10-15 minutes to boot it loads to a screen with a graphic (wallpaper) and stays there.
It doesn't tell me to load the next disk, it doesn't give me any kind of menu, does not accept any kind of input (including ctrl-alt-del).

Any idea on how I can make this work?

Answer:Windows 7 Recovery fails to load interface

4 days without response... bumping back to first page. Still haven't figured it out on my own either.

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I have a Windows Vista Home Premium, 32 Bit, Service Pack 2.
OK so my first problem is the Windows Update. After going to Control Panel > Windows Update, a page come on saying "Page Fail To Load". How can I fix this?


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After a few days, I plugged in my USB "Kingston Data Traveler" flash memory and Windows doesn't recognize it & says "No drivers are installed for this device." I have installed two programs since this last worked fine. Any suggestions are welcomed - thanks.

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows USB Driver Fails to Load

Hi u01545n and welcome to TSF !

Make sure you have SP2 installed. You can find out by going to start => run and typing winver or by going to your system properties (windows key + pause/break key). It's also advised you go to Windows update and make all latest critical updates.

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I recently built the system in my sig. It was all good. Bur recently i've been getting excessive long load times (hard drive not making any access sounds, sorta sitting idle) where it seems like the processor is stalled on something and sometimes it just stalls completely and XP sits at the load screen. Last night the only way I could get in was to hit F8 and load in debug mode (which for some reason worked completely).

Is there any way I can see what XP is stalling on.

1. I've run prime and memtest for 8 hours each and no failrues.
2. Temps are fine (35C/43C).

The system z00med at first...but something is pissing isn't right.


Answer:Windows XP with excessive load times or fails

what have you got in the registry for auto-start?

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Hi all

I am having a persistent problem with Windows 10 that I need help with

Just about every computer start takes two attempts to complete, the first start fails to load any desktop icons and just sits there with a spinning progress icon and nothing can be started. I have to do a Control/Alt/delete and select restart, which it does and then that time it all starts ok with no other issues all day long.

Anyone know how to fix this.

Thanks for any help


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Strangest thing, when I have my Acer H5360 Beamer connected with hdmi to the graficcard I get bluescreen everytime right before the desktop loads up. And when I detatch it and only startup with my LCD monitor everything works again.

I Recently upgraded to GTX470 from 8800GT card but this problem occured a few weeks in already using my projector connected to the new grafic. I did however notice a minor problem during use, when I played around in the settings and switched between resolutions. The recomended HDReady resolution and testing a fullHD resolution suddenly windows stopped recognizing the projector as Acer H5360 and just displaying it as " Digital Display " after that everything started going downhill and now I cant even restart the computer with the Beamer connected to the back.

Nvidia drivers are 197.41 But I have tried several others including Beta ones with same result. I also used Drive Cleaner and reinstalled windows7 twice. No solution.

Any help please

Answer:Windows 7 fails to load when Projector is attached

Could you please upload your dmp files that were created during the BSOD?

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After installing today 12 updates, Windows 7 x64 does not boot.

It shows the screen "Starting Windows" for about 2 minutes, then reboots.
Safe mode does not help.

Answer:After recent updates Windows fails to load

Can you try 'last known good configuration'

How To Start Windows 7 Using Last Known Good Configuration

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Ina  rush of impatience I pushed the power off key and now windows XP fails to load. Nor can I get safe mode, or any other type of DOS C/: prompt. I can get to the BIOS setup and also to the Boot menu.I have visited this site I have also downloaded from windows the 'setup boot disc from --- but the computer fails to reboot even from a USB drive.My last hope is to go to the Fujitsu Seimens website in the hope they can help.Any advice or shall I just bin it. There is only work stuff on the computer nothing to bad if I decide to buy new.Fujitsu seimens Amilo 1424. Intel Pentium processor 725, 512 mB, speed 1801 mHz, notebook ID 255638A0, Windows XP home Service pack 2.

Answer:Fujitsu Siemens - Windows fails to load

Hi again,Just been to the Fujitsu website. Found these to download. Will any of these help or not. My boot priority is set to the ?removavle dev?. Thanks again!Downloads results for AMILO M1424     RIGHT REFERENCE  FAQ - AMILO M1424      Flash - BIOS       Flash Bios for AMILO M1424                BIOS DOS Flash (Disc-Image) - AMILO M1424 / M7424  Version:  1.03cl    Date:  29.12.2004     Size:  1,07 MB  Status:           Download       Language:                BIOS Flash (ISO CD-Image) - AMILO M1424 / M7424  Version:  1.03cl    Date:  29.12.2004     Size:  1,47 MB  Status:           Download       Language:                BIOS Windows Flash (EXE) - AMILO M1424 / M7424  Version:  1.03cl    Date:  29.12.2004     Size:  0,85 MB  Status:           Download       Language:                BIOS Flash (ISO CD-Image) - AMILO M1424 / M7424  Version:  1.01cl    Date:  15.12.2004     Size:  1,47 MB  Status:       ... Read more

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I have a thread in the hardware section, but I think my problem is more of a driver issue. I am running windows 7 x64 ultimate edition. My epson artisan 810 causes any program to hang when I try to print from it. It worked fine since march of 2010 when it and the computer were purchased. It has only been the last 6-7 weeks that the problem started. I have downloaded the newest drivers from epson's website (for win 7 x64), and tried both the network and usb instal several times. I have installed the printer successfully on another machine running windows xp sp2 and it worked fine.

The event log is showing a few printer related errors. I do not know how to post the event log here, but the errors include 808 and 215.

I would really appreciate any help


Answer:Unabled to load printer drivers successfully

Check this out...
Epson Support - Drivers, FAQs, Troubleshooting, Technical Support, Documents & Manuals for Epson Products - Epson America, Inc.

or restore back to the date your Epson worked.

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HI. I'm trying to boot my nephews laptop, Toshiba Satellite A300 and I'm having trouble. I've tried 4 different vista discs which work fine in other computers as I have tried them,
for some reason, it will only load succesfully

copying window files.
expanding files.
installing features
installing updates.

It has done all those fine but on completing installation it does up to 78% then stops and wont complete no more. Please can someone help me as im banging my head against a wall

thank you

Answer:Satellite A300 - Vista will not load successfully


> ive tried 4 different vista discs which work fine in other computers as i have tried them

It looks like something wrong with hard drive. I recommend you to format the hard drive with programs like Partition magic, Arcoins Disk Manager. You should make a bootable cd disk and boot from it to format the hdd before Vista installation. By the way, have you formatted partition during Vita installation? There is an option to format the selected partition during windows installation. You see, I met some users that tried to install windows without formatting the selected partition.

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Good morning everyone,

I came across this forum while searching for help with a computer issue. I'm hoping you can help me!

Our sales director has a Dell Latitude E4300 laptop with Win XP Pro (I did all the updates before this problem occurred). It's brand new and he decided to use the program PC Locator to move everything from his old laptop to his new laptop. He says he did that, it said it did it successfully, but when he restarted the program right after using the program, the computer won't finish loading Windows Explorer.

It will get to the Welcome screen and you can choose your user, but after that, it will show the desktop background, but no icons or taskbar and gives the error that Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close.

Error messages:

Can anyone help me figure out what is going on? Could he have transferred a virus or anything from his old laptop? He was prone to downloading everything under the sun, although he did have Vipre anti-virus on there and I installed Kapersky Anti-Virus on his new laptop BEFORE he copied everything over but it was FULL of junk.

I ran a standard diagnostic test as well and it came up with the following errors:

Error Code 5300D23
Msg: VIDEO - No BIOS support for SMI interface function.

I have no idea where to go from here. Anyone have suggestions? (I'm a interm... Read more

Answer:Windows Explorer fails to load - no icons/taskbar

Came across the same problem. It is a virus problem and I had to reformat to fix it. Usually it is a virus associated with a crack .exe file.

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hi, im new to this so please can some one help me.
I have recently got a new computer
amd 6000+ processor + heat sink + fan with 4gb ram and 200gb hd with 512 nvidia
9800gt graphic card. All was working fine until about 2 weeks later when sudenly it just switches off. normally it would load back up but somtimes it will display startup failed insert startup disc. but now its switched off and will not load at all (same error message on startup) i was thinking about getting a new hd (200gb one is 5+ years old) and re installing windows on the new one therefor saving all the files and games on my old hd and still being able to run games off of it b ut havin a new os installed on a new hd?? will this work??? any ideas welcome! please help as i need this for both work and call of duty 4 purposes thank you in advance. p.s the reason why i want to keep both hd's is because i do not want to re install everything and install game patches ect. will i still be able to play game and programs with them pre installed on old harddrive with windows installed on new harddrive? will this not affect the registry? as i said im new to this

Answer:Windows fails to load insert startup disc?

I have seen faulty HardDrive connection to the Motherboard cause this
Try replacing the Sata cable, and/or connecting the HardDrive to a different Sata port on the Motherboard

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hi, im new to this so please can some one help me.
I have recently got a new computer
amd 6000+ processor + heat sink + fan with 4gb ram and 200gb hd with 512 nvidia
9800gt graphic card. All was working fine until about 2 weeks later when sudenly it just switches off. normally it would load back up but somtimes it will display startup failed insert startup disc. but now its switched off and will not load at all (same error message on startup) i was thinking about getting a new hd (200gb one is 5+ years old) and re installing windows on the new one therefor saving all the files and games on my old hd and still being able to run games off of it b ut havin a new os installed on a new hd?? will this work??? any ideas welcome! please help as i need this for both work and call of duty 4 purposes thank you in advance.

Answer:Windows fails to load (insert startup disc?)

Caps on the title = no good. Please read our forum rules while you wait for our community to assist you

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I recently rebuilt my PC but kept the same Disk Drive
But when i connect the disk drive windows doesn't get past

"Verfiying DMI Pool Data"

the only way i have to load windows is to disconnect my CD Drive
Bit of a pain seeing as i want to reinstall windows

Answer:Windows fails to load with Disk Drive Connected

hi and welcome to the forum this may help point you in the right direction

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Hello all.  First time poster here.  I am having issues getting my Toshiba to load windows.  Here is the rundown:
Successfully started computer and loaded Windows (Windows 7 64-bit btw), but noticed that certain stock applications would not work (calculator, paint, windows explorer, etc..).  Installed several Windows updates that have been waiting to install for a while (not sure what they were exactly) and shut down.  Upon attempting to restart, I was presented with the startup recovery tool.  It failed to fix the problem.
Here is what I have tried and the results:
Complete shut down with AC power and battery removed for >1 minute - Didn't fix the issue
System restore - Fails to successfully restore (tried twice using two different points)
Safe mode - Won't allow me to
Memory check - Ran, rebooted, and failed to fix the issue
After checking around, I found FRST.  Here is a scan log:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 25-12-2013
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-GRHR642 on 27-12-2013 07:56:32
Running from F:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Internet Explorer Version 10
Boot Mode: Recovery
The current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
HKLM\...\Run: [] - [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] - C:\win... Read more

Answer:Windows won't load/Startup Recovery Tool fails

Ok.  I resolved the issue myself.  Had to do a complete re-install of the OS.  Chose not to reformat my drive so I could retrieve my old files from the windows.old file

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I recently installed the program Super Utilities Pro to clean up my system a little bit. The next time I turned on my computer I received the following message:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

File: \Windows\System32\Drivers\HWFProt.sys
Status: 0xc0000221
Info: Windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing, or corrupt.

From reading the following post I can tell that I need to uninstall Super Utilities Pro however, I am unable to get past this error message when windows boots up. I downloaded my copy of Windows Vista from my school and so I do not have a boot disk...the files are on the hard drive.

If someone can help, I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

Answer:Windows fails to load due to missing HWFProt.sys driver

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I let Norton 360 do a disc defrag and I turned the power off at plug by mistake oops!!

Now when I start pc, windows vista starts but i get a black window with the heading C:Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe There is a cursor in the window like I'm supposed to type something.

The other problem that has arisen alongside this is when launch Windows Mail i get the message-

Windows Mail could not be started because MSOE.DDL could not be loaded.

As you can probably tell I'm a complete spanner when it come to computers so any advice would be very much appreciated. I drive trains for a living so unless its got at least 2000 horse power and no steering wheel I'm stuffed... Cheers!

Answer:Windows Mail fails MSOE.DDL wont load

*** Backup your any registry keys before deleting them***

Go to Start Search and type regedit, click on continue to allow it and navigate to this registry key

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Mail

make sure windows mail is not open. Right click on the above key again and choose

Reboot and try Windows Mail again.

Hopefully this will rectify the windows mail issue at least.

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When I turn my laptop on windows fails to load. I don't have installation disks and I can't load into safe mode or anything. The file is \Boot\BCD and the status is 0x000000f. The info is 'An error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data.

Can you help please?

Answer:Satellite L300-147 - windows fails to load \Boot\BCD

Can you enter ?Advanced boot settings? with F8 at start up?
Is option ?Repair my computer? available there?

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Hi, Guys! It's me.
Actually this is my 2nd post but the same and my first account was banned forever but-- Nevermind. Since I'm pretty new to tech guy I didn't even know what rule or regulation I violated.

Moving on, English is not my first language but I'll try my best to explain everything with details.

I downloaded a theme at Astyles.Org and Installed it exactly how the tutorial video did it.

At first a few themes worked, but I think they are not fully working because my file explorer panels don't have designs like the one showed in the site. So I tried [Astyles.Org][Win8] Tokisaki Kurumi By HT

I decided to re-do all the steps needed to install the third-party theme.

These are the three programs needed to install the theme:


The first program was a success but at the second one you are supposedly to pick only one ( I forgot sorry ) but I tried to check all and see what is the theme. (because HUD Evolution Setup is a complete theme installer)

After finishing, it showed a error message. (Didn't even bother to read)

And I still continued to step 3, and it was a success.
I installed the theme now and there was no error but after installing a theme you need to choose it from the control panel > personalization but as soon as the control panel popped up it shows nothing but a blank page with the words written in the middle "the page has failed to load"

I can't ... Read more

Answer:Windows 8 Control Panel Fails to Load and CMD Missing

my first account was banned forever but-- Nevermind.Click to expand...

Normally this action would get any other account banned, but I happen to know that an Administrator checked this out and it's OK to continue with this account. The first banning was a mistake on my part.

Members should feel free to give any help they can.

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I am trying to setup and run the current version of iTunes (as of March 25th) on a HP Pavilion dv4 laptop running Windows Vista 64bit

Each time I try to run it I am met with the Software License Agreement screen and to either Agree or Decline. I click on Agree and I immediately get a window pop up saying "iTunes has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available." This is window has a button to close the window which opens the Windows Problem Reports and Solutions screen which only suggests to download iTunes from Apple's website and try again (i.e. not very helpful)

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling iTunes to no avail.

I did check the event viewer and saw the following for when I tried to open iTunes "Faulting application iTunes.exe, version, time stamp 0x4f56cf56, faulting module QuickTime.qts, version, time stamp 0x3ed3bfbd, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x0013c108, process id 0x108, application start time 0x01cd0af8c1472e71."

I also tried following Apple's instructions here: Using Msconfig to troubleshoot conflicts in Windows Vista and Windows 7 to try fixing this but this also produced similar results.

I'd prefer not to reinstall Windows but I'm kind of at a loss at what to do at this point.

Answer:[SOLVED] iTunes fails to load Windows Vista

It seems I have figured out what was causing the issue.

After my last reboot I noticed that the Windows Theme was reverted to basic due to a problem with a program. I looked at what the window said was causing the problem.

Seems qttask.exe was corrupt. So I uninstalled and reinstalled QuickTime and now everything seems to work just fine.

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This is my 2nd attempt to install a brand new WD4003FZEX in my Windows 7 x64 machine. I assumed the first one was bad, so I exchanged it for another. I am NOT new to PCs, in fact I am ashamed to say I'm a tech with 15+ years experience and this one has me stumped. I have installed countless drives, and this one should be dead easy!

Windows simply says it failed to find the driver. The BIOS does see and correctly identify the drive. The motherboard is a modern Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H with UEFI, so no problem there.

I would be very grateful to anyone that can help me solve this.

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
CPU: Intel Core i7-2700K
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H
Memory: 32GBCorsair Vengeance (4x8GB) CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10
Graphics Card: EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550Ti
Hard Drives:
Boot: 256GB SSD: Samsung Electronics 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW
Secondary Drives: WD 2TB & WD 640GB

Answer:4TB WD4003FZEX: Windows 7 Fails to find/load driver

Download the drivers from the manufacturers website?

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Every morning Windows fails to load on the first start-up attempt of the day. Please note that after I am able to get it to load, I can turn off, turn on, or restart with no issues the rest of the day. It is literally only on the first start-up of each day. As soon as it starts to load windows it will reboot and go straight to windows recovery with an option to load windows normally or check for problems.

Each time "Start Windows Normally" is selected it will either reboot as soon as windows stats to load, BSOD, or once in a while it will load windows where it will BSOD the second anything is clicked. As soon as it BSOD, the next start-up I can load windows normally and everything will be fine rest of the day.

If I have it check for a problem it will show it is checking and then ask if I want to restore to an earlier time. As this is a fresh install, I will select "no" and it will begin to attempt a repair. If I let it run the full course it will always return a message stating nothing could be repaired. After which, I can start windows normally with no problems. I have also learned that in the mornings I can choose to repair and immediately restart computer once it begins to check for problems and it will load windows normally.

Other than that there are basically no issues. I can turn off and on rest the day without an issue. There is one other thing, I have noticed if I leave it idle for a very long time (most the day), every now and t... Read more

Answer:Windows fails to load (BSODs) once a day on first startup attempt

Both of these were related to pool_corruption. Since memtest has passed I would suspect a driver. To work out which please run driver verifier. My gut feeling is it is your Avast but no definitive info yet.

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

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

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen. Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash... Read more

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A Dell laptop hand-me-down fails to boot. Windows XP was upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit. OS disc(s) are not available. I tried using a Windows 7 Upgrade 32bit DVD boot disc to attempt a system repair. Now, the winload.exe seems to lack a digital signature. Is there a way to make this laptop boot again?

I first started with:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
Repair your computer

Status: 0xc000000e
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.
I ran this article:
Use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows
bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
cd boot
attrib bcd -s -h -r
ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
bootrec /RebuildBcd
Now, I have:
File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Status: 0xc0000428
Info: Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file

Thank you for any help!

Answer:Windows Fails to Load, cannot verify the digital signature for file

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

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Hello SevenForums, long time lurker here.
I've had a issue with my windows 7 explorer's toolbar not displaying icons of all applications (.exe files).
I've tried to depict the issue in the images (a,b) below


The only instance wherein I see icons are when I click a file associated with the software,
For example, a .mp4 video associated with VLC media player shows the VLC icon in the toolbar properly

I've googled to fix this for a few months now, but I haven't managed to yet.
So now I turn to your expertise, please help

Answer:Windows Explorer's Toolbar Fails to load application Icons

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
FWIW I get the same thing for .exe files I don't believe it's a real issue because .exe files execute and do their own thing meaning if the developer didn't make an icon for the operation it might show that icon instead of the actual icon it shows other places like in your image cpuz,
Rufus does this too for it's .exe that I just noticed.

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Hi Guys

I work on a Service Desk at the NHS. We seem to be having a problem and no-one knows why it is happening and i'm determined to get to the bottom of it.

When ever these particular users logon to the domain, XP won't load their profile settings (email settings, desktop icons, etc.) It does seem to load some of the profile as it doesn't display the "corrupt profile" or "unable to load profile" error message but it won't load any documents or applications settings so the user gets an empty My Documents folder and an empty desktop.

I have tried recreating the profile and copying over the settings which does seem to resolve the issue for a while but eventually the problem occurs again. So far there are only 2 users having this problem. But there seems to be no fix. We've even tried reinstalling Windows on the PC but eventually the profile begins to fail.

I'd love to be the guy to show everyone how to resolve this proble.Does anyone have any ideas?

Answer:Solved: Windows XP profile fails to load user settings

Run eventvwr.msc and look at both the System and Application logs for repeating errors.

Have a look for the errors referenced in this article and if you see any, install the User Profile Hive Cleanup service.
MIght be worth installing even if you are not seeing those specific errors.

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"Validity sensor (WBF) (PID=0017)" appears with a yellow exclamation mark. system doesn't recognize the sensor, after driver is installed. enabled in Bios. newest bios updated. newest drivres used from lenovo support website. reinstalled and installed ten times. FULL and complete MSinfo here: please help. ready to help in debug. 

Answer:Fingerprint driver fails to load with a new X240 and Windows 7 64bit

What driver are you installing from support website?  Please post link so I know exactly what you are installing.

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Hi, I am using an HP Pavillion X360 convertible laptop.  It worked well up until December when we started having issues with it freezing, after which we would be unable to reboot it.  Last night, it froze, but this time we are unable to revive it.  Upon restart, we receive the "preparing automatic repair screen", but then it tells us it is unable to restart, recover, or do much of anything.  A system quick test was run and it came back that the hard drive short DST check failed.  Failure ID was PU6E7K-7AJ8J2-MFPV6K-60RT03.  I did not run the longer version of the test.  Does this error code mean the hard drive is shot?   Thanks in advance.

Answer:HP Pavilion X360 won't load windows and fails hard drive sho...

Bluerain30 wrote:Hi, I am using an HP Pavillion X360 convertible laptop.  It worked well up until December when we started having issues with it freezing, after which we would be unable to reboot it.  Last night, it froze, but this time we are unable to revive it.  Upon restart, we receive the "preparing automatic repair screen", but then it tells us it is unable to restart, recover, or do much of anything.  A system quick test was run and it came back that the hard drive short DST check failed.  Failure ID was PU6E7K-7AJ8J2-MFPV6K-60RT03.  I did not run the longer version of the test.  Does this error code mean the hard drive is shot?   Thanks in advance.Yes, it means that the hard drive is failing/has failed and needs to be replaced.  If the unit is under warranty you can drop it by Best Buy or call HP for repair options.   If you're out of warranty, you'll need to purchase a replacement HDD (recommend going with an SSD for speed) and reinstall the Windows operating system. You can find instructions for removing/replacing the HDD here:

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Well for some reason, this morning it all started.

Okay, so I load up the screen, and it says

"Windows Error Recovery"
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

And it has options for...
Launch Startup Repair
Start Windows

I tried the Launch Startup Repair, but it gets stuck at the screen, and nothing pops up. Theres just a mouse.

And if I hit Start Windows, it all goes well, but then after it starts windows, before I get to the login screen, it quickly flashes to a blue screen with text on it for a few milliseconds, and then just goes ALL the way back to the Windows Error Recovery.

Can I get some help here?

Answer:Compaq Presario CQ60 Laptop Fails to load Windows, and more

Quote: Originally Posted by Ipwnedx

Well for some reason, this morning it all started.

Okay, so I load up the screen, and it says

"Windows Error Recovery"
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

And it has options for...
Launch Startup Repair
Start Windows

I tried the Launch Startup Repair, but it gets stuck at the screen, and nothing pops up. Theres just a mouse.

And if I hit Start Windows, it all goes well, but then after it starts windows, before I get to the login screen, it quickly flashes to a blue screen with text on it for a few milliseconds, and then just goes ALL the way back to the Windows Error Recovery.

Can I get some help here?

I had the same problem as well... I was able to boot up in strictly safemode no networking and back up all my documents and then re-install windows. My restore points were not active so I couldn't go that path of attack to fix the problem. after the re install was finished and 1 round of update were done I continued to do the second round of updates from then it BSODed... luckily system restored worked this time and I am guessing one of the updates are affecting the compaq presario CQ60 models... this is very upsetting. I am also now setting up a Ubuntu partition and thinking I will use that primarily from now on... I hope my story can help you out or give someone an idea to help you out.

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I recently upgraded my PC to Windows 7 Ultimate. I did a fresh install on a brand new WD 500gb IDE hard drive. I tested the system and everything was running great. I went to plug in my other hard drives. I did the install with only the new drive attached. When I plug in the two additional IDE hard drives, windows recognized them right away and everything ran as it should. However, when I plug in either sata drive drive (one at a time or both). I get a blue screen or death and windows fails to load. I have the chipset drivers for my mother board installed (Gigabyte GA-KU8-939). My BIOS sees the drives. What could be causing them to prevent windows from loading?

Answer:Windows fails to load when I hook up sata hard drives

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Hi Guys,

I have have this horror issue with my PC. I have even changed the hardware configuration and the problem still persists. My PC fails to display the desktop correctly after using highly RAM intensive applications, especially Chrome, but even after getting the chance to close it, or waiting for it to crash by itself, the PC is still not able to display correctly the GUI, even on other browser/applications as shown in the screenshots.

1st Hardware Config:
Intel Core2Quad Q9450
4x2GB DDR2
MSI P43 motherboard
Ati Radeon x550 video card

Software used, that seemed important for me to mention:
NOD32 v4.2
Comodo Firewall 5.12
Screenshot Captor

Other mentions:
Aero is disabled, because I've considered that it's one of the causes.

So, I've considered that it's a RAM issue or a videocard issue, and I've upgraded to:
Intel Core i7 3770k
4x8GB DDR3
Asus P8Z77V-LX motherboard
Intel GPU integrated in the 3770k CPU

The problem just happened 2 times on this rig also, and the RAM was not even coming close to it's maximum capacity of 31.7GB. It was at ~20GB's.
Also, this is another videocard(Intel's integrated GPU), so we can exclude the videocard from the suspects.

My suspects:

1) some desktop manager bugs, or other similar issue
2) video memory allocation - I'm still suspecting that it can be caused by the amount of RAM dedicated to the videocard, currently, I think that it is at 256MB.
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Answer:Windows 7, desktop GUI fails to display correctly, after high load

Not a single ideea in 4 months?

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Ive been having some windows issues as of late and last night my PC just decided to no longer boot to windows. When I try and boot into safe mode (with and without networking) when it gets to loading CLASSPNP.SYS it says "Please Wait..." but sits and does nothing, it will eventually load the repair program and do a scan looking to see what the problem with the computer is. It doesnt ever find anything. I try and boot to windows normally and it just sits and the Starting WIndows screen for ever. The Windows Logo is pulsing so i know it hasnt froze up. When I try and Launch Startup repair it doesnt ever find anything wrong. So at this point Ive given up on this install of windows and want to get my files off. So I throw in a copy of Knoppix and boot the live DVD. It boots without fail. Only when I try and access my HDD that has windows installed (I have two HDDs in my computer, one for windows and programs, the other mainly for media storage) it wont let me access it. Ive tried follow tuts online to allow me to access the drive but nothing work. Is there anything I can do at this point to allow me to get my data off the drive, or repair it to boot? If I have to reinstall I can, but would rather not have to till I get my data off the drive.

Answer:Windows fails load windows, cant access HDD from Linux

See this tutorial by theog on for a neat trick to use to allow you to Copy & Paste from the Recovery Console to save files and folders.

Should be able to save your data that way.

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On start-up Windows tries to load but I get message that Windows encountered problem communicating to a device. Windows fails to load.
Tried all the usual attempts to load in Safe mode etc but no luck. Tried to load Toshiba Recivery Utility but still no luck.

Fortunately data is backed up, but I dont have Recovery disks.

How can I obtain Recovery disks for this machine for delivery here in UK when it's a USA product?
If recovery disks can only be ordered in USA where do I order them? (I do have a US address for delivery if needed).

Answer:Satellite A135-S4527 - Windows encountered problem & fails to load


As far as I know here in Europe you will not be able to order recovery media for US notebook models. if you have someone in US they should contact nearest Authorized service provider and order it for you. Later they send it to you.

If you need addresses and phone numbers check


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Last week I was playing Tom Clancy's: The Division when the game unexpectedly crashed. I reloaded the game, played for a few more minutes, and then my entire PC locked up and then crashed to a blue error screen with a face stating that "Windows has encountered an error and needs to restart". My PC then restarted, and the HP Omen X Logo screen came on stating "Attempting Recovery Repair". The screen then would cut to another blue error screen, and the whole process would start all over again. When it would do this it would give me three different error codes each time a blue screen would come up. The order appeared to be random.The three error codes I would recieve are: "0xc0000145"  "0xc0000142"  and "CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED" Again, this process of switching between error screens and the HP logo "Attempting Recovery Repair" screen would loop for about 5 or 10 minutes before ending with a completely black screen. My PC will not boot in Safe Mode and Factory Restore from the HDD partition ends up going to the aforementioned error screen loop. I contacted HP about my situation and they have sent me USB recovery media unit. However, when I try to boot from the USB to do a clean install I am again met with the same error loop. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

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Today the Cumulative Update for Win 10 installed successfully. However, the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool failed to install.

I went to the Microsoft download site and downloaded and installed it successfully. I then ran it and it found no problems.

However, it's successful install is not showing as installed under my Update History. The only entry is the failed install earlier this morning.

Is this normal or should it be showing it was successfully installed?

Thanks and regards,

Answer:October Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool fails to load ...

You can try downloading it again as a separate download.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A75-S231. I booted up the computer and it kept freezing a few minutes after starting, giving me a PFN_CORRUPT_LIST error.

Now it fails to even load into windows, it blue screens during the loading screen and immediately reboots. After running a memtest and looking up the error it seems most likely that it is a memory problem.

It had 512 MB RAM when purchased and I bought a 1 GB stick for more memory, the 1 GB stick seems to be fine, but I believe the 512 MB is integrated and that is where all the memory errors are coming from.

Does anyone know if there is a way to remove the original 512 MB of memory that seem to be integrated to the laptop, or how to stop them from causing this problem. I feel like I may just be completely out of luck due to how integrated this memory is with the rest of the laptop. If anyone has any questions, comments, or suggestions they would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Satellite A75-S231: PFN LIST CORRUPT error - fails to load Windows

Hi mate,

I don?t think that the memory is onboard. It?s likely on the upper side of the motherboard and not on the bottom, where you installed your 1GB stick.
To remove the module you have to lift up the keyboard which shouldn?t be a big problem. Under the keyboard you will find the module (probably under a plastic cover) which can be then replaced with another module.

Please give a look, remove the keyboard cover and the keyboard or if you are not familiar with electronics, bring your machine to a technician which should take a look and remove the module from the top side.

But believe me, you will have luck.


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I've tried scanning my friends computer with CCleaner and Spybot as well as anti-virus and nothing was solved.The computer prompts "Application Failed to Load" errors upon log in. Then a program called PhotoGallery tries to install automatically but fails repeatedly. There is no internet connection either. The wireless signal shows it is connected but it can not load any websites. Here is the HiJackThis log please be aware that I probably will not be able to get to the computer until at least Friday at the latest. So please list every step to follow in order so I can take proper and prompts action so I don't hold up anyones time.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:43:16 PM, on 8/4/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOW... Read more

Answer:Application Fails To Load Error/websites Don't Load

::Edit::Replied to the following topic about issue.

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I started getting this message today when I tried to view some commercials in Quicktime.

'The data that the program requested did not load successfully'

Does anyone have any suggestions about how I would resolve this? Thanks!

Answer:Solved: Quicktime error 'The data that the program requested did not load successfully'


There is a new update. Not sure if it will solve the problem, but there are a few new security bugs closed:



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My HP 650 notebook shut down a few days ago and when I turned it on it took an unusually long time to boot. After a while a blue screen with a frowning symbol on the top left of the screen flashes by before a screen with the Windows 8 sign and the words 'Preparing automatic repair' is there for less than a minute before it is replaced by one with the words 'Diagnosing your PC'. This screen is there for a long time before a blue on with the words automatic repair couldn't repair your PC with the options Advanced Options and Shut Down.

. If I click advanced options it leads to a screen with

1. Continue to Windows

2. Troubleshoot

3. Shut down.

and then continue the cycle repeats. I have tried refresh, automatic repair and everything else from the troubleshoot screen except for reset but when I try to continue to Windows the cycle repeats.

N.B sometimes instead of the blue screen with the Windows 8 sign and the words automatic repair couldn't repair your PC, I get 'Windows failed to load, try automatic repair.' It also leads to the screen with the options:

1. Continue to Windows

2. Troubleshoot

3. Shut down.

I don't have a recovery image at all.

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A few weeks ago internet explorer started to act funny, sometime when I opened a new browser window it would freeze in the new window, but allowed me to continue using the previously opened windows. I had to open several new windows until suddenly one of them worked. Then, the whole browser started freezing at random times, specially when clickin on links or opening new windows or tabs. I was not able to close it and reopen, I had to kill the processes using task manager, and even then, many times it would freeze on the first window.I tried several antivirus (Trendmicro, AVG, FProt, Eset, Panda) some would report some infected files, others none. After disinfecting with Panda, the browser seemingly started working fine again, but it only lasted for less than a week. After that the problems became more annoying every day.The last straw was that sometimes when turning on the PC it would freeze right before loading the windows explorer, so I could only see the background of my screen. Usually I rebooted and it will work, but today I had to reboot about 5 times before it worked again.Any help will be greatly appreciated.Thanks. Gabriel.DDS.txt log:DDS (Ver_10-10-10.03) - NTFSx86 Run by Admin at 11:18:25.48 on Mon 10/11/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3070.1831 [GMT -6:00]AV: Panda Global Protection 2011 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {8BF935E7-731F-4115-B7A5-789FF5087595}FW: ... Read more

Answer:Slow/freezing browser, fails to load windows explorer often. Have to reboot several times.

Hi and welcome to the Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum,I am thcbytes and I am here to help you!I ask that you refrain from running tools other than those I suggest to you while I am cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Please perform all steps in the order received and do not proceed if you need clarification.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems please stop and tell me about it. When your computer is clean I will alert you of such. I will also provide you with detailed suggestions for prevention.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.After 5 days if your topic is not replied I we assume it has been abandoned and I will close it.I would also like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please be courteous and appreciative for the assistance provided!Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless ... Read more

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OS: Vista Business 32b
Model: Toshiba Satellite M300 (PSMD4A)

Problem: When I turn on the laptop it loads up what is typically the log in screen but it does not display *any* user accounts and therefore it is impossible to login!
Investigation: I've booted the computer up in safe mode, which the logging in process works fine. I thought that it could possibly be an error with the finger print scanner driver yet device manager did not have any problems with it however I discovered the +security processor loader driver+ had the error code 24 which read '+This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed+' I could not find anything online which explains how to fix this error.

Note: I'm told the start up screen previously was blank and only contained the vista start up background and the loading icon spinning with the words '+please wait+' and flicked every now and then as if failing to initial what ever it was having trouble with. I'm not sure when this changed sypmtones as now it doesn't come up with please wait and a spinning icon but instead with +just+ the ease of use and shut down buttons.

Cry for Help: If any of you have any idea what I should try to do then that would be much appriciated. If you need any additional information please just ask.

Thank you

Answer:Satellite M300 PSMD4A - Windows Vista fails to load the user accounts

Hm, that?s a good question?

I think I can?t really help you but did you tried to reinstall the OS from the Toshiba recovery disk?
I think after this the problem must be solved.

Perhaps somebody else can explain you, why do have this error or has an other idea.

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I have tried everything I know to do.  I am an IT Pro with 30 years experience and this one has me stumped...
With the July cummulative update to Windows 10 15063, the Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth driver has completely failed.  It will not load and reports it is corrupted or unusable.  Here's what I have tried...
1. Remove and reinstall driver - Fail
2. Ensure latest driver from Dell, remove and reinstall - Fail
3. Download latest driver package from - Fail
4. Roll back CU (KB4025342) - Success
5. Reinstall CU (KB4025342) - Installs, but kills the bluetooth driver again
6. Contact Dell Support - Fail - Technician said it's a Microsoft problem and I would have to contact them for support. (Ironically: I just bought this laptop two months ago and purchased a 4year premium support contract!).
7. Roll back CU (KB4025342) permanently - Not possible, as it is managed by our Windows Update Server on corporate domain and would effect everyone.  I could do this, but it would be a last resort, and it's unknown what vulnerability I would expose the rest of our W10 clients to.

Has anyone else encountered this issue?  If so, what did you do?

Dell:  Can you please investigate and resolve?  All bluetooth functionality is broken so long as this CU is in place.

Thank you!

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Not cause by virus .. this just started today. I tried a restore point of yesterday .. nothing. I have tried several suggestions from the web but nothing seems to do it? I know it would be better if i could name them but can't remember the exact commands .. will look for the page again. One dealt with sfc /newscan (or such).

Really need to get this working again .. any ideas or pointers?

Answer:Windows 10 start button fails, search fails restart fails

Yes, left click on start button and right click on task bar icons does nothing?
Tried flhthemi's suggestion "Open powershell with admin privileges Copy and paste this line at the PS prompt:
Get‐AppXPackage ‐AllUsers | Foreach {Add‐AppxPackage ‐DisableDevelopmentMode ‐Register


Worked once but problem came back and wouldn't work the second time?

Tried the .bat file from AveYo's suggestion, lost my wifi connection and couldn't restart it, had to revert to a previous restore point.

Anyone know a fix for this?


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Good evening, it has been a while. I got a custom built computer about a year ago so that I can play FSX and P3D reasonably well. Everything seemed to go ok, not great, just ok. This are my specs:
Intel i7 [email protected] - Nvidia EVGA GTX 970 4gb - Asus Z97 Maximus Hero VII - WD black series 1TB HD - Corsair RM series RM850 - Samsung 840 EVO MZ-7TE500BW 500gb SSD.
About a month ago I started to notice that my wifi connection would be lost, then come back on its own. It got worse about two weeks ago, so I tried running the troubleshooter, it failed saying an error prevented it from running. Odd I thought.
I tried running windows updater, it downloaded a number of files to update, but continuosly failed to install 3 of them, apparently related to Microsoft Net Framework.
This morning I decided to uninstall P3D, and install a clean updated version, and the setup failed, never happened before. In the forums it adviced to make sure Direct X9 is installed, tried doing that and it failed as well.
This is very stressful, and affects my immune system, which is not good for me. Can someone here please be kind enough to take some time to help me solev this mess, thanks very much.
This are some logs from what happened today.

Answer:Windows update fails, Direct X fails, troubleshooter fails

im sorry to hear that you are having health issues sir. may i ask what OS yo are running

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I am using Intel i3-530 on Intel DH55TC Motherboard. The motherboard supports RAM with highest frequency of 1333MHz. However, I was told that using a higher speed RAM wouldn't hurt the system. So, today I bought a Corsair Vengeance 4GB 1600MHz RAM. The RAM is detected in BIOS, but OSes fail to boot after that. Even Ubuntu throws Kernel panic error while booting. Could anyone help me with the BIOS settings required to run this memory stick?

Answer:OS fails to load when using new RAM

Hello Mycroft mate as a general rule running a higher frequency RAM stick in a machine that runs that only supports the lower one the frequency will revert to the frequency of the new stick will be maxed to what frequency your machine will support. So I think whoever told you could run a higher frequency RAM stick in the machine should have known better and to get you to check out the supported RAM speed before you went out and got the new RAM.
If possible I would get the supplier to change it for 1333 (there really isn't much to be gained from 1600) and the extra RAM will still make a difference to your machine simply because the system has more to use and therefore less bottle knecking - in other words the CPU can load more faster if it has more empty RAM available.

ie Tip a bucket of water through a 1 inch outlet funnel into another bucket and it fills quite nicely in say 5 minutes - now take a funnel with a 10 inch outlet and the second bucket fills in no time at all - the first bucket is the CPU and the second bucket the RAM the difference being there is more channels for the data to flow through even though it might be the slower speed RAM

You can see from this Intel? Desktop Board DH55TC the board only supports 1333 max - you can install a faster RAM stick but why bother?

So for example the 1600 you have put in should only run at 1333 if the machine specs say max 1333. The other problem could be that the new RAM stick is bad.

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Hi Guys and Girls,

My old Sony Vaio notebook (model PCG-52G1) running XP Pro has suddenly refused to boot up. I get the windows opening page but then after that i get this message:-

STOP: C00000139 (Entry Point Not Found)
The procedure entry point FlSSEtvalue could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll.

I am not techy and have no idea why this has happened but i would like to get back access even if its to transfer important information into a new notebook!

All the best and here's hoping!

Answer:XP Pro fails to load - H ELP!

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Yesterday my computer was fine i restarted once and it said there was a file currupt i cant remember the file name but now i start my computer up this morning it brings up the start in safe mode, safe mode with command prompt and last known good config!!! i chose safe mode and it begins to load and then just stops halfway thrugh my hdd light still going but nothing happens. I try last known good configuration and it begins to load windows xp boot screen starts doin its moving bar thing fine and it just keepss moving and never loads can any one help me?

Do you think i should reinstall WinXp?

Thx In Advance!

Answer:Xp Fails To Load?!?!

boot from the xp cd and choose install,when the repair option comes up ignore it and continue with install
when windows finds the previous instalation and offers to repair,then repair
you will have to load any ms updates again,but it will leave your files intact

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Question: XP fails to load

PC will not boot
get to start up screen but will not go further
did get it to boot in Safe mode (but can't remember how to do it again)

Look at some of the help files etc...

Tried Recovery Console... Chkdsk /r and fixboot
NB fixmbr - generated a warning about the boot arrangements so chicken out

Would welcome a little hand holding as at the limit of my knowledge!

Thank you for your time.


Answer:XP fails to load

System manufacturer and model?

Any onscreen error messages leading up to inability to boot?

How to start Windows in Safe Mode -


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the pc worked fine for about a month. i loaded all my programs and was sorting/ filing/ editing digital data (lots and lots of digital photo files) , left the pc, it went to hibernate, now it keeps looping trying to load xp.
i've tryed

1- at the dos prompt chose load in safe mode; failed to load and went back to dos screen saying there was a problem chose what to do next

2- chose to use last known good setting; failed to load and went back to dos screen

3- chose to use safe with prompt; failed to load and went back to dos screen

4- chose to use safe with networking; failed to load and went back to dos screen

5- inserted the recovery disc; failed to load and went back to dos screen

6- warm boot; failed to load and went to dos screen

7- cold boot; failed to load and went to dos screen

8- tried warm and cold boot without the recovery disc; failed to load

now it is setting there looping all through the same routine trying to load windows in normal mode.

the only way i can stop it is to cut the power to the pc by turning it off.

F9 will take me to the blue boot setup screen but none of the boot options work (goes through the same loop)

help! the only guy i know of to work on it within a 100 miles is the guy that built it. he knew what kind of power user i was and the pc has only been working long enough to get my programs on it. i don't know if i trust him to work on his own creation.

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Answer:new build, xp pro sp3 fails to load xp

Can you be more specific? What exactly does the error say when it fails to load?

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Hi, just now i tried to boot up my pc, and when i log in, the wallpaper comes up but the GUI doesnt i.e. no taskbar, no icons etc. i am loading the programs now through task manager. help all. thanks in i have already rebooted like 3 times to no avail and also logged in as different user.

Answer:desktop fails to load?

hm.. i also cant log into i.e. email, amazon using secure server. it says server not found or something.

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WIN 7 X 64 fails when trying to load MS updates. I see lots of users have the same problem and have tried many of the suggestions that I found on the forum. I have Malwarebytes and MS essentials installed.

Security updates for MS.NET are successful as are Definitions for MSE, the Bing Bar updates and even updates for Office 2010 (even though it is not loaded on my computer) but none of the Security Updates for Win7 x64 based systems will load. Every bootup for weeks it says ? you have 37-40 updates? If I tell it not to update, sometimes, somehow, it does it any way and in the middle of my word processing a box pops up that is counting down to a reboot. If I don?t walk away it just shuts down in the middle of my typing.

If I ignore the ?updates available? it changes my log off box from ?shut down? to ?load updates and shut down?. If I don?t pay close attention and change the default back to ?shut down? each time I get stuck loading all the same updates that didn?t load the day before. Dirty pool.

Of course if I tell it to load updates it will finish and then wants to shut down. During shut down it spends a very long time loading ?definitions?? Then when I reboot it spends even longer trying to load updates. I must walk away. This ties my computer up for a very long time and then always has to run ?start up repair? to get the PC to boot after loading updates. I walk away again. Every once in a while start up repair fails and the only way to use my co... Read more

Answer:WIN 7 X 64 fails when trying to load MS updates

Try installing the larger files one at a time.
The smaller one can be all at once.

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