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WEI can't get past running test "Direct3D 10 Batch Assessment"

Question: WEI can't get past running test "Direct3D 10 Batch Assessment"

Hello. Hope everybody is doing fine.
So, after installing another 4GB stick of RAM and my trusted SSD, it was time for a refresh on the WEI. But before I get to that, let me take you back a few days ago, when I got myself a new laptop (), a Lenovo Z710 (i3-4000M, GT 745M, 4GB DDR3L [email protected] mHZ, 1TB Seagate SSHD with a 8GB SSD for caching) and since I couldn't accept its performance, I got down to business (note to self: MUST also update my system specs ).
Step 1: I installed another 4GB of RAM DDR3 from my previous laptop (you can get it on my system specs as they are now) running at 1.5v, with no problems whatsoever. Before doing this, I had checked via the trusted HWiNFO64 that the pre-installed stick was a module of dual nominal voltage so I wouldn't fry the poor DDR3L. Ran WEI, got a 7,4 score on memory (in fact I was kinda disappointed but anyways), had no BSODs, no freezes, no nothing. But the SSHD was just low (the 8 GB of caching were literally nowhere) and that was the time I decided to go to
Step 2: and get myself a new clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on a Samsung 840 EVO SSD, with EVERYTHING in order (I had a few troubles finding the right driver for my wireless adapter though but I managed ) and decided to rerun the assessment.
To my great surprise, the test can't get past the "Direct3D 10 Batch Assessment", gets stuck there for about 5 minutes, maybe more and then I got the dialog box below. I am able to play MMO's and MMORPG games without any kind of problem whatsover and without a single hint of increased temperature.
I have already tried running sfc /scannow on an elevated command prompt (3 times) without any "integrity violations", I have already followed the instructions given here Windows Experience Index - Reset and I don't know what else to do.
Any kind of help or advice from the community would be much appreciated.
Thanks and my apologies for the tl;dr post of mine

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Answer: WEI can't get past running test "Direct3D 10 Batch Assessment"

Problem solved! It seems that the culprit for the "hung" of the aforementioned assessment was the latest drivers for the Intel HD 4600 and specifically, the CMAA (Conservative Morphological Anti-Aliasing) setting under the Intel HD Graphics Control Panel, which was set to "Override Application Settings" option. I don't know if it would work with the latest drivers which include this setting because I installed the previous one, just to be safe.
For anyone out there facing the same problem but determined to have the latest drivers installed, I recommend picking the "Turn Off" or "Enhance Application Settings" option (whichever permits the Direct3d Batch Assessment to run) and re-rate his/her computer.
Hope that will help.

P.S.: I mark this thread as solved as for me it is. If anyone has any insight on this matter, please feel free to share. I would be glad to hear it.

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Hi everyone,

I just finished my first computer build in 5 years last night (my previous one being an Intel Q6600 first-gen quad-core build), installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64, installed all of my core motherboard drivers via Gigabyte's website, updated my BIOS from version F3 to F7, and installed prime95, CPU-Z, and hwinfo. Please note that I installed nothing in addition to the aforementioned software (not even Windows updates). I then started a prime95 "Blend" torture test last night at around 9 PM. I periodically checked on the machine every couple hours until I went to bed around 1 AM. I then checked on it at 9 AM before I headed off to work and it seemed fine (at the 12 hour mark of the torture test). When I got home this evening, the machine was sitting at a logon prompt, and after logging in the machine told me that Windows had recovered from a serious error around 11:15 AM (the 14 hour mark of the torture test). I then checked out the Event Viewer -> System Log and found a 0x00000124 BugCheck.

Additional Hardware Info:
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S with a second added Noctua 140mm fan at the back
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 with 3 140mm Fractal Design fans
Add-in Cards: None for the sake of stress testing

Just for the heck of it, I've decided to bring Windows 7 completely up-to-date via Microsoft Update, praying that my issue can be resolved with a Hot Fix. Any help is greatly appreciated on this as I'm incredibly concerned I've managed to damage someth... Read more

Answer:BSOD running prime95 "Blend" torture test, error 0x00000124 (Win7 x64)

Your CPU may be overheating:

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Date: 2013-08-16T11:14:44.132
Event ID: 89
Task: N/A
Level: Information
Opcode: Info
Keyword: N/A
User: S-1-5-18
Computer: 4770k
ACPI thermal zone ACPI\ThermalZone\TZ01 has been enumerated.
_PSV = 381K
_TC1 = 1
_TC2 = 5
_TSP = 1000ms
_AC0 = 0K
_AC1 = 0K
_AC2 = 0K
_AC3 = 0K
_AC4 = 0K
_AC5 = 0K
_AC6 = 0K
_AC7 = 0K
_AC8 = 0K
_AC9 = 0K
_CRT = 378K
_HOT = 0K
_PSL - see event data.

That was logged in the Event Viewer and correspond to the time of the bugcheck.Download Speccy and post a screenshot.
One while idle.
Second while under intensive load.
Side Note:
You shouldn't use Prime95 to test a Haswell chip.
The instruction set is not updated to the newer architecture
I recommend using other tools.
Aida64 is not freeware but very much recommended.

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Hi, yes, sorry- a request for help with WEI/Winsat. I've looked at this from time to time, but cannot find the error listed on the internet.

In an elevated command prompt:
winsat formal
- fails (aborts)
Error: Cannot create formal lines for the disk assessment
ERROR: Access is denied.

I don't understand and can't find out what that means.

Now these commands do work:
winsat media -input C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT -xml media.xml
winsat features
winsat cpu - compression
winsat mem -mint 4.0 -maxt 12.0 -buffersize 32MB -xml memtest.xml
winsat dwm -xml dwmtest.xml
winsat dwm -xml C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\dwmtest.xml
winsat mfmedia -input C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\winsat.wmv -xml C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\datastore\mfmediatest.xml
winsat disk -seq -read -drive c
winsat disk -seq -read -n 0
-xml C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\datastore\disktest.xml

At the GUI level, I see
Click Windows Experience Index: Unrated
New hardware detected
Your computer has a windows Experience Index base score of ?
Subscore, Base Score - no figures.

Last Rating: %LastChecked%
Manage startup programs no
Adjust visual effects no
Adjust indexing options no
Adjust power settings no
Open Disk Cleanup no
Advanced tools works
Security Center no
Problem Reports and Solutions no
Learn how you can improve... no
View & print no
Learn more no
View software no
View ways no
What do.... Read more

Answer:Winsat - "Cannot create formal lines for disk assessment"

Some more info:

1. I've found I can sometimes persuade it to show a WEI score of 1.0.
2. If that is true, then Performance Information and Tools shows 'Refresh'
(New hardware detected)
3. If I hit 'Refresh', an attempt to compute WEI is made.
4. The links on the page which didn't work then do.
5. That fails as before with the Access denied message when a disk assessment is attempted.
ERROR: can't crate disk assessment command line: Access is denied.
appears in the log file (spelt as such).
6. Note, I only see that error if the formal assessment is attempted (refresh, or winsat formal from an elevated command prompt)
7. This is a laptop, no hardware changes per se, though drivers have been added & updated.
8. I did try updating the Nvidia driver, but it didn't work, and is again the HP build.
9. winsat can write log and xml files to C:\Windows\Performance\Winsat, so the Access denied doesn't seem to refer to that. Maybe to the registry?

Vista 32 bit, Home Premium, up to date.

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I am using windows XP, Installed "Testlink" tool successfully and created a project and a testsuite in it.
When I tried to import an test case for the testsuite I am getting a popup window with the following message.

"To display this page, Firefox must send information that will repeat any action (such as a search or order confirmation) that was performed earlier." with (Retry/Cancel) buttons

Please help me to solve the issue. Thank u

Answer:unable to import a file as test case in "Testlink" - Test management tool

For this I would suggest that you contact Testlink about the problem. They do have a forum for questions. This is most likely a problem with Testlink rather than XP or Firefox.

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Upgraded to Windows 10 (from Windows 7) after ignoring the constant encouragement to upgrade for quite sometime. It was fine for quite some time (weeks/months). Yesterday, after a restart, the blue tiled screen with the "Choose An Option" menu came up. You can "Test Memory", "Test System" or "Exit". The problem is that when you do any of these options, it just keeps cycling back to this "Choose An Option" screen.

I have a Dell Inspiron 570 (older machine). I've gotten it to go to the BIOS Setu Utility by pressing F2 (constantly as it cycles). I have the DVD/CD in the drive, but it seems to be disabled?

I'm stuck and would appreciate any help at all...please.

Thank you,

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I got a sudden unexpected blue screen.
When my computer was restarting, I got the message

"PXE-E61 Media test failure, check cable"

I went and did a Hard Drive Self Test, and got the message

Test Status: #2-07 Fail

Any advice on how to proceed would be appreciated.

Answer:"PXE-E61 Media test failure"/"#2-07 Fail"

Please provide your computer specs.
This often means your HD has died. Can you see it in the BIOS?

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I was trying to play Neverwinter Nights 2 on my laptop. The install went fine, but when i tried to play the game i gave me the error message "no direct3d compatible device found". I updated direct X and the driver for the video adapter. My best guess is that i need to get a better graphics card to get it to work. I looked around a little, and from what i hear the best choice for this laptop is to get a Nvidia geforce go 7400. the problem with that however, is that i have yet to find anybody who actually has one. I checked newegg, amazon, ebay, and of course with Nvidia themselves, but the only one i've found is already installed in a laptop.
My computer is a dell xps 1210 running windows 7 pro. The processor is a Intel core 2 duo T5600 1.83GHz. The video is onboard (Mobile Intel 945 Express Chip Set Family). It has 2 GB of RAM. Let me know if there is any other information about my specs you need to help me with this. Any help or advice you can offer would be appreciated.

Answer:Error message "no direct3d compatible device found"

Double check your laptop manual but when I checked it, I saw no way to add or change the graphics. You will have to live with what you have.

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Hi TechGuy,

I'm having some recent problems on my laptop. When I log-in and start using it, the performance starts slowing down. When I look at the Task Manager, I notice that the task called Explorer.exe takes up a lot of my CPU. In a couple of minutes, I also start getting Internet Explorer windows to pop-up on my screen (I normally use Firefox) with advertisements suggesting that my computer is infected and some software downloads that could help. I recently installed McAfee Total Works, or whatever they call their 10-in-1 software which is supposed to do it all. I ran several scans, and on some of them, if did find and disable the Generic.dx trojan. Even though it claims it is doing something, I don't notice any changes - Explorer.exe continues to bog me down, and the IE windows keep popping up to the point that I cannot use my computer effectively anymore.

IBM T-40 laptop (about three and a half years old)
Microsoft XP-Professional

Any pointers would be truly appreciated!!


Answer:Solved: "Explorer.exe" process keeps running, IE Windows intermittently open, "Generic.dx"

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I've been satisfied with the MediaPortal media center application for years. But very recently (perhaps after the Fall Creators Update), it has stopped working altogether.

It gets to the point where it says it's initializing DirectX. And immediately after that, it crashes with a dialog box containing the error message "Direct3D device could not be created." I have installed the latest NVidia video drivers for my GeForce GTX 750Ti card, but that didn't fix it.

Here's an excerpt from MediaPortal's log. Maybe someone here can figure out what it all means. (Note: I have a Hauppauge Colossus TV tuner card. With MediaPortal failing, I've had to switch to WinTV8, which is Hauppauge's own TV tuner application.)
[2017-12-20 19:23:30,142] [Log ] [MPMain ] [INFO ] - D3D: GPU 'NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti' is using driver version ''
[2017-12-20 19:23:30,142] [Log ] [MPMain ] [INFO ] - D3D: Vertex shader version: 3.0
[2017-12-20 19:23:30,143] [Log ] [MPMain ] [INFO ] - D3D: Pixel shader version: 3.0
[2017-12-20 19:23:30,143] [Log ] [MPMain ] [INFO ] - D3D: GPU supports rasterization in hardware
[2017-12-20 19:23:30,144] [Log ] [MPMain ] [INFO ] - D3D: GPU supports rasterization, transformation, lighting in hardware
[2017-12-20 19:23:30,144] [Log ] [MPMain ] [INFO ] - D3D: GPU supports rasterization, transformations, lighting, and shading in hardware
[2017-12-20 19:23:30,145] [Log ] [MPMain ] [INFO ] - D3D: GPU unconditionally sup... Read more

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Yeah... as the above mentions... There are also other processes running multiple items and some that I have never had running before. Malwarebytes has picked up 2 Trojans so far "Trojan.proxy.Bunitu" but hasn't finished the scan yet for me to do anything.

FRST finished the scan so I figured I'd go ahead and upload.

EDIT: As of now I also received a notification that if I don't pay $600 all my files will become encrypted. >.<

Answer:Multiple "dllhost.exe" running, and "syswow64" malicious page blocked


Before we begin, please note the following:

I will working be on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
The logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.
Stay with the topic until I tell you that your system is clean. Missing symptoms does not mean that everything is okay.
Instructions that I give are for your system only!
Please do not run any tools until requested ! 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. If you can't understand something don't hesitate to ask.
Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. I will not help you if you do not follow my instructions.

Download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit to your desktop.

Double-click the icon to start the tool.
It will ask you where to extract it, then it will start.
Warning! Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit needs to be run from an account with administrator rights.
Click in the introduction screen "next" to continue.
Click in the following screen "Update" to obtain the latest malware definitions.
Once the update is complete select "Next" and click "Scan".
When the scan is finished and no malware has been found select "Exit".
If malware was detected, make sure to check all t... Read more

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This is the first time I got this when I installed Onimusha 3
I looked at Directx and Video and there's nothing wrong..

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional (5.0, build 2195)

DirectX version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)


No problems found.
DirectDraw test results: All tests were successful.
Direct3D 7 test results: All tests were successful.
Direct3D 8 test results: All tests were successful.
Direct3D 9 test results: All tests were successful.

Any advice?

Answer:"could not find any compatible Direct3D devices"

All I can suggest is you check the games system requirements. Particularly check for supported videocards.

Regards Howard

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I'm using windows 7 64bit and installed Alarm for cobra11: Crash time.
It installs properly but when i try to launch the game I get an error:

Could not create Direct3D device!

No error code, just that message.
I've tried installing the Directx version associated with the game but it's still the same
Any Ideas?

Cpu: Intel pentium D 3.4 Ghz.


Video Card: Unknown, It won't say in device manager.

Answer:DirectX "Could not create direct3D device"

Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) to the desktop.

After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.

Information about your computer will appear.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.


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Recently i bought a new monitor to my pc, his resolution was 1366 x 768, i installed the driver and everything was okay, even through i noticed the mouse was lagging a bit on the screen, the real problem started when i tried to play games, all games displayed the same error:

This started to happen when i installed my monitor driver, but the PC could run games perfectely without this monitor and its driver, so, how could this happen?
Here's a print of DirectX Diagnostic tool
(sorry for it being in portuguese)

I noticed something there, in the "modo de exib. atual" or "actual mode of exhibition" it says 32 bit, but my system is 64bit

Please help!

Answer:Problem with "D3D" or "Direct3D"

Hi Sapatin, Welcome to Sevenforums.

Regarding the Dxdiag, "Current display mode" or "modo de exib.atual", this 32 bit information is about RGB representation for the monitor using display drivers and nothing to do with Operating System architecture of 64 bit. So, no need to worry.

Now, have you updated DirectX? Windows 7 uses Directx 11. But, you are using onboard Intel graphic card. You can download DirectX from here.

Also, update drivers for your graphic card.

What games are you trying to play anyways?

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

Answer:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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Answer:"no direct3d devices detected"

Moving this to WinXP...

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I just ran "sfc /scannow", got the message "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log ...". I opened that with texteditor, and found 4
Cannot repair member file [l:36{18}]"Amd64\CNBJ2530.DPB of prncacla.inf ...

lines in the textfile. I read somewhere that one way to resolve this is to get the Windows 8 installation disk. However, I don't have that with me. What else can I do to fix this? Thanks

Answer:"Cannot repair member file " after running "sfc /scannow"


Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
sfc /scannow
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
sfc /scannow


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So after the most recent Windows 10 update, my sound started acting up. At first, the front headphone jack didn't even work anymore. I reinstalled my Creative Sound Blaster Z driver and it started working again.

However, another problem persists. After a system restart, the speaker icon in the system tray has a red "x" next to it. When I mouse over it, it says "The audio service is not running". When I click the speaker icon, it searches for problems and then my sound magically starts working and the red x disappears.

It seems to be fine after this, but, the problem re-occurs whenever I restart my computer. I've already checked the two Windows audio services that people say to make sure are set to "automatic" (mine already were).

Where do I go from here? This is really annoying.

Answer:"The audio service is not running" -- speaker icon has red "x" on it..

Apparently my computer won't shut down now

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So after the most recent Windows 10 update, my sound started acting up. At first, the front headphone jack didn't even work anymore. I reinstalled my Creative Sound Blaster Z driver and it started working again.

However, another problem persists. After a system restart, the speaker icon in the system tray has a red "x" next to it. When I mouse over it, it says "The audio service is not running". When I click the speaker icon, it searches for problems and then my sound magically starts working and the red x disappears.

It seems to be fine after this, but, the problem re-occurs whenever I restart my computer. I've already checked the two Windows audio services that people say to make sure are set to "automatic" (mine already were).

Where do I go from here? This is really annoying.

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There is only one log on for this comptuer...mine.
Logic would dictate that I am the administrator...

Is there a way to run some sort of script at log on or is there some way to assign a log on so that I AM ALWAYS the administrator?
No one else uses this machine so, having to right click and "Run as administrator" seems just silly.

It's windows 7. The 64 bit instal.

Answer:"run as administrator" "browser not running with Administrative Privileges"

hi grumpops,

goto control panel-user accounts and then change user account control settings, move slider down to disable it.

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".

Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":

The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:

I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:

Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:

I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

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Answer:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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Recently I upgraded my nVidia drivers (or more, it automatically did), and ever since I've been having trouble with my PC rendering Anything 3D, whatsoever.

The Direct3D ALU assessment is the most basic test of it.. it can't even begin before the system shuts down.

It's progressed to the system not even being capable of handling the screensaver coming on.

It's not an overheating issue - All temperatures are fine.
Not hardware related as far as I can tell, have replaced RAM, GFX card, etc. Soon to be replacing the motherboard.

However... I've been looking at so many topics on what could be the cause of these shut downs, not only on this forum, but globally, and have yet to find any solution that's worked for anyone else - that works for me.

Have run endless tests to better gauge where the problem may lie.. & have found absolutely nothing that can explain this in it's entirity.

Have rolled back drivers, even clean installed win7 to eradicate any trace of recent 'new drivers' and run with legacy drivers instead.. problem still occurs.

Also read that it may be nVidia's audio drivers conflicting with the RealTEK audio, and thus eradicated any trace of nVidia's audio drivers too as an attempt to solve it that way - no luck.

On 3D processing the system has an instant kernal error (41) and thus of course, doesn't leave any trace of a minidump.
It shuts down instantly, and I have to physically turn it off at the power source before it will boot again.

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Answer:Direct3D 9 ALU assessment Shut Down/other

What is the model # of your Motherboard?
Are you running the latest version for your BIOS?
Do you have "automatic updates" disabled(thus preventing windows from installing the "current" driver for your GPU)
Have you tried using the install disk that came with the GPU?

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What is the list of appropriate "Processes" that should be running in my "Windows Task Management" window? I am somewhat plauged by redirect issue while visiting some Web sites. Currently have Norton Internet Security Professional, Spybot, CWShedder, HijackThis, XoftSpy, Ad-Aware SE Personal installed to correct issues, but still get redirected at times. Also sometimes Norton picks up the attempt of a MHTML Redirect.Exploit. I am a MSN9 customer. Can anyone help me. This is my first posting. Thank you

Answer:Appropriate "Processes" running in "Task Manager"?

There are thousands of appropriate processes that could be running in task manager. The first thing I would do is see if anything is running that you don't recognize. We can help you with those. If you don't recognize most of it, then I would recommend that you post an HJT log and let us have a look.

Please download HijackThis - this program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HijackThis.exe there. Double click on the program to run it.

1. If it gives you an intro screen, just choose 'Do a system scan and save a logfile'.
2. If you don't get the intro screen, just hit Scan and then click on Save log.
3. Get HijackThis Analyzer and save it to the same folder as the hijackthis.log file. Run HijackThis Analyzer and type in y if you agree. Open up the result.txt file created. Copy the whole result.txt log and post it in the forum. Do not fix anything in HijackThis since they may be harmless.

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I just installed windows 7 (build 7000) on my older dell inspiron 700m. Everything has been running smoothly except for what i believe is a video driver problem. My screen max res. is 1280x800 but it's limiting me to 1024x768 right now. I also can't do things like screensavers, because when I try to enable them, instead of the preview, i get a message saying that it isn't compatible with Direct3D. I went to the dell website and looked around for the newest driver.

On my system info page, it says that I'm using a standard VGA graphics display.

I didn't have this problem on XP SP3

Any help would be great...

Answer:"Not compatible with Direct3D" help! =O

The problem is that Vista and Windows 7 use DX 10, while XP uses DX9. Your computer uses Intel Extreme Graphics 855 chipset, There is a Vista driver here
you could try, but this chip is on the lower limit of being suitable for DX 10 and may not function correctly.


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Alright, so my base problem is that no program that uses DirectX works at all, they don't even start. My computer also seems not to be recognizing my graphics card. This started when a game I installed ("Men of War") decided to install DirectX 9 over my DirectX 10 without asking me, but I'm not sure whether that's a coincidence or not.Symptoms:~When I run DXDiag, I am immediately shown an error message reading "Error: Problem getting extra display info"~In DXDiag, the "Display" tab pretty much has no information in it. Everything is blank or n/a except for "Current Display Info", which reads "1280 x 1024 (32bit) (1Hz)". Also in the Display tab, Direct3D Acceleration reads "Not Available" while DirectDraw and AGP Texture Acceleration remain "Enabled".~In Device Manager there are two icons under "Display Adapters", both of which have a yellow exclamation mark next to them and claim not to be working. They are both called "NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2", which is the graphics card I'm using.~No online DirectX installs work, though I've used offline installers with no success.What I've tried:Pretty much everything I can think of short of buying new hardware/software and reformatting.~Tried searching the problem online. Very few people have fixed it and posted how, and all those who did have done it differently.~DirectX installers/uninstallers.~Clean graphics card driv... Read more

Answer:DXDiag "Problem getting extra display info" / Direct3D Acceleration problem.

If the OS boots with no graphical corruption then the card is fine.Do you mind me asking...Which OS are you actually using?DirectX is not 'overwritten' by old installs. Infact, the game requires DX9 libraries, so the game will not function without them.Are you still able to open the nVidia control panel and disable the SLi on that card? I read a forum post with the HD 4870 X2 that was caused by the drivers not responding to the card due to is already being linked.I imagine what you meant by a clean install was to boot in safe mode, remove the drivers, reboot into normal mode, shutdown, boot again and install?

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My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar was represented with a big custom icon to save eye strain. I had them installed in opposite vertical margins, and they were set on auto-hide to keep them out of the way when not being used. Just move your mouse pointer to the left or right margin, and BAM! Sorry for the cliche, but I really got used to the convenience of what I had set up, and I just don't think I can be as efficient without anything comparable.

Now there appears to be nothing comparable in the Windows 7 GUI, and it's making me sick with rage! I see only the option to put a "toolbar" on an existing "taskbar", and no option to create any additional taskbars! This cramps up your one-and-only taskbar, plus the tiny toolbar access buttons require way too much precision for anything that's supposed to be quick. When you've figured out how to bring up that ridiculous button, the list that it yields is small enough to cause painful eyestrain - nothing efficient, much less cool about this at all! I have seen customization options in other OS GUIs that may have resolved some of these issues, but I see none such in W7.

I have tried every google search string that I can think of, and found... Read more

Answer:Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"

Several possibilities here: Second taskbar in windows7? [Solved] - Windows 7 - Windows 7

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When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

Answer:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?

are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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I got my dell few days ago. Installed it with Samsung EVO 850 SSD 500 Gb and Kingston 8GB PC3L - 12800 SODIMM.The Windows 10 Home OEM home is installed on HDD 1TB so I decided to use Samsung Data Migration software to clone the data to SSD. However, the OS crashed and decided to install a fresh Windows 10 Enterprise to SSD and deleted the previous OS on HDD using diskpart.Now after Installing Windows 10 Ent OS files. Every after BIOS run, I got BSOD errors "MEMORY MANAGEMENT" + "Page Fault it non paged area" + "IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL" 

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Last night, I attempted to install a linux distro alongside 7, the installation failed, so I gave up and just rebooted to 7.

It got stuck on the "Starting Windows" screen, so I preformed hard shutdown and when to the "Startup Repair" utility and it attempted repairs, it then said that the repairs were unsuccessful, so I restarted and windows loaded to the desktop. Success! or so I thought...

After a while, I shut my laptop down and went to bed (as you do). When I needed to use it this morning, it wouldn't load past the "Starting Windows" screen again, so I shut it down and restarted and it went the desktop.

Answer:Occasionally wont load past "Starting Windows" screen


Can you access the Advanced boot options?

Advanced Boot Options
Choose Last known Good Configuration

Use the up-arrow and down-arrow keys to move the menu’s highlight to Last Known Good Configuration (Advanced), and then press Enter as the mouse won’t work at this screen.

Your computer should load successfully, and Windows 7 will discard the bad configuration and return permanently to the last known good configuration.


Are you able to restore back to a point to before you tried to install linux distro?

System Restore



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Last winter I reformatted my HD and re-installed Windows 7 (64 bit).   At that time I lost my Flight simulator game that I enjoyed a lot.   Lately I tried to re-install my Flight Simulator game but I get the message "Error  InstallShield Runtime".  Is there a quick fix to this?   

Answer:Cannot get past "Error InstalShield Scripting Runtime" When reinstalling game

What is the exact game you are installing to check on its compatibility?Is this an installation from Disc or a download off the internet?

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As the title says, my Inspiron 3521 will turn on but can't get pass the Preparing Automatic Repair screen. That screen will pull up and then go to black. I can't access anything on my laptop. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you!

Answer:My Inspiron 3521 Won't Get Past The "Preparing Automatic Repair" Screen

Run a full diagnostic on the hard drive. F12 at powerup BEFORE Windows begins loading.

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I have been using Dragon Natural Speaking 12 Premium for many months and all was going well until last week when I downloaded and installed an update. After that, whenever I open the program from the desktop icon, the "Loading" screen appears but nothing happens after that. Also, I have to use Ctrl-Alt-Delete to end the program. (Right clicking on the tray icon and closing "close" does nothing. I have downloaded and used the DNS 12 uninstall "tool" several times and re-downloaded and installed the program, but the same thing happens, the program's "Loading" box appears but gets "stuck" there. I have asked the gurus at and on Nuance's Forums but they seem to be stumped with DNS's behavior after installing the update. Does anyone know what is happening? Thanks for any and all replies/suggestions.

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I seem to be in a loop that will not let me boot up-tried all safe modes and normal start options-how can I get to start menu to restore system??? HELP!!!!!!

Answer:start up cant get past "sorry for inconvienence" screen windows 200xp media

I have a compaq presario v5000,win media xp,amd processor, cant get through loop-tried starting in all modes -always loops back to "inconvienience ' screen--- how can I reset or whatever to get to start menu? once I am there i can restore system.

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Hi guys!

So i tried installing windows 7 Home Premium using an empty HDD. The old OS was Vista, and it was located in the same HDD. I managed to install Windows 7 successfully, but when booting after the install it crashed right after the "starting windows" screen. It then gives me the choise between starting the startup repair tool, or to start windows normally. When i run the startup repair tool it can not fix the problem. I've tried different HDD but the problem still persists. The fact that I haven't got a clue what to do really annoys me. In addition it isn't even my own pc. My dad's vista started failing on him. So I figured: Hey, why not install windows 7 using my old disk from a pc I don't use anymore. I appreciate all help.


CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600(2.4 GHz)
GPU: XFX GeForce 9800 GTX
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint T166 250GB. (SATA 2)
RAM: Corsair Twin2X 6400 DDR2 (2048 Mb*2= 4096 Mb)
PSU: Corsair (550 W)

Answer:Unable to get past "Starting windows" screen after Vista to 7 upgrade


Originally Posted by pip22

Did you (as is recommended) delete the existing Vista partition first?

It was seperated in two parts. One with Vista in, and one for other files. I cleaned the whole thing, and deleted the part where Vista was located. I think it was seperated into one part with 208 Gigs and one with 25 gigs. The smallest with the OS in. The HDD works on my own computer.

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My machine was working fine. I had been on it for a couple hours just doing regular internet browsing. I tried to open a program (EverQuest 2) and it would open then immediately crash "EverQuest 2 has encountered an error". So I figured, reboot the machine. After the POST, it tells me to either launch start up repair or start normally. I chose start normally. It would go to the "starting windows" screen and the logo will not show up. it just stays there.

Powered down, and after the POST got the same options again. I picked start up repair this time. It would load the bar and show "loading windows files" or whatnot and when the bar would get completely full, it would freeze there.

My computer doesnt have a CD/DVD drive, I installed Windows 7 from USB. So I plugged the USB drive back into the computer and tried booting from that. It would go thru the "loading windows files" just fine, I can see the drive flashing as its being accessed. When the bar filled up, it would progress to "Starting Windows" screen, and stop blinking and just sit there... doing nothing. Tried using Safe Mode. Wouldn't load either.

I have not a clue what I should be looking for to even start getting it working again. The only physical change I've made to the system was plugging in another monitor to my graphic card. And even then, I've shut down and rebooted and it's been just fine.

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Answer:Unable to load past "Starting Windows" no matter what method

Check your ram.
Memory Diagnostics Tool
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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When I turn my Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop computer on I get the black screen that asks to start in safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt, last known good configuration or start windows normally. I've tried each of them and it always goes to the blue screen with the following: Stop: c0000218 Registry file failure The registry cannot load the hive (file): \SystemRoot\System32\Config\System or its log or alternate. It is corrupt, absent, or not writable. Beginning dump of physical memory Physical memory dump complete. I have tried using my Windows Xp disc and it won't load. I don't have a recovery disc, but I used every disc that came with the computer and each time it goes back to the blue screen. Does anyone know how or if this can be repaired. If so, please give me simple step by step instructions.
Thanks for any help I can get!

Answer:Unable to get past blue screen "Registry file failure"

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Following Windows deciding to install its (presumably) latest updates this afternoon, I can no longer fully boot my machine. It powers up OK, the monitor has life, but the whole boot-up process sticks at the "screensaver?" page - in my case a stock Microsoft photograph looking out to sea and some large rocks from within a cave, the screen that appears before, normally, you can enter your pin to continue boot-up. In the bottom right-hand corner of this screen is what appears to be a Power Icon that I've not seen before and with a dreaded cross on it. Clicking on this does nothing.To compound the issue my DVD unit seems to no longer read discs (it opens and closes OK), I mention this in case relevant, but I am able to access the Bios options on booting.
I downloaded via another PC the Windows 10 install disc to USB from which I have attempted to boot, again without success, and have also tried various options that I have been able to access such as "Repair"as well as trying to restore the unit to the solitary restore point accessible, created around the time everything went wrong! The Restore failed too and frankly I'm out of ideas .. and frustrated to say the least!
Any suggestions would be very much appreciated, believe me!

Answer:Windows 10 not booting past initial "screensaver?" screen

Logon Screen I suppose?
See: Windows 10 stuck at log in screen after upgrade Fix: Windows 10 Black Screen problems

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Have tried to install Win 8. Presently running Win 7 (single PC).

Everything goes fine until I come to input screen asking for password to either "login to network" or "login to go online" (don't remember exactly).

Have no idea what this password is. Can anyone tell me what is going on here and how best to determine the required password.....

Thanks in advance as I am really stuck here.

Answer:Can't get past "Enter password to login onto network (go online)"

Within a network (accessing a workgroup share), you need the user name and password used on the network machine.

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I sent an email to a few hundred people and for around 40 of them i got this "Warning: message could not send for the past 4 hours" email back. I understand that its not a Fail message and this this is one of those "there are no stupid questions" things but i would like to know:

What does this mean anyway?
Does the person receive my email if i do not get a Failure message after this?
Is there a way that i will not receive this message and only receive total failure messages?

I had the a few hundred other messages go through fine so i don't understand what causes this to happen to just a few dozen emails.

Thank you for being kind to Stupid Questions

Answer:Solved: What does "Warning: message could not send for the past 4 hours" mean anyway?

Let's say I work for a company whose email goes to; you send to me at [email protected] and get one of those messages back. The message means, in essence, that your mail got to, but some kind of problem with the system prevented the message from being sent to my actual mail server or computer. It's possible that the reason my be that I was fired and you will eventually get a "hard" failure message, but generally it means that abc will fix their system and the message will eventually get to me.

I'm sure there are some exceptions but, in general, I will get the message if you don't latter get a "hard" failure message.

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Hi there, I've been having problems with an inherited computer recently, I got it after the owner said they were experiencing problems and the repair guys estimated it would cost as much as a computer to fix so they bought a new one.

I think this was just a case of lazyness by the repair guys so I took it home and tried to start it. it wouldn't boot into windows so formated I loaded windows 7 U 66 and boom it worked.

Now I've had a few BSODS on it and updated what I could with different websites from microsoft and HP I can't figure out what is causing it
ranging from "irql not less or equal" to "fage fault in non paged area" and "bad pool header"

Any Ideas?

Answer:Multiple Bsods over the past month mainly "irql not less or equal"

Please run a SFC.
{Option 2}

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Should I do a hard shut down? Then what?

Answer:Restoring, but for past 24 hours get "system restore is initializing"

Hi Bmart,
if its installing updates or a repair install id say NO, causes major problems, otherwise Yes.


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I have a laptop with Windows 7. I was playing games on it today and suddenly browser closed. Then everything else closed and logged out and my laptop completely shut down. When I tried to turn it on again, a blank black screen with a flashing underscore "_" comes up and none of my keys work. The F8 key does nothing. I have turned it off and on many times. Please help!

Answer:Laptop won't start up past black screen with blinking "_"

Welcome to TSG.
From your description of the fairly normal but unrequested shutdown, this could possibly be a windows update that failed.
What type of laptop is it? Do you have the Operating System disk? If not you can and probably should order one from the manufacturer.
Take a look at

I would attempt a Startup Repair first, then try System Restore.

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Ok well my computer when turned on gets to the screen that says

"windows closed unexpectedly"..etc and gives the options of

"safe mode"
"safe mode with netwroking"
"safe mode with command prompt"
"start windows normally"
"start windows with most recent working config" (or something similar)

Im sure most of you are familiar with this screen, when any of the options is selected
the computer begins to start up but then makes a struggling noise and returns to that screen
we can get past it.

If someone could help me out with this it would be greatly appreciated.


Answer:Computer wont boot past "start windows normally" please help


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Hi I was using ubuntu on my old shuttle xpc and decided it wasn't doing it for me software-wise so tried to reinstall windows xp.  Everytime i tried to boot xp i would get so far and then get a message " The file dac2w2k.sys is corrupted press any key".  I tricked around with different bios settings with no joy so then went to "restore fail safe bios" (something like this).  Now when I turn on the machine i just get to the first screen with the intel picture and cant get any further.  I've tried going into the boot screen but it just says "loading boot menu" and nothing happens.  Same happens when i try to get into the bios.  My knowledge of the hardware workings of a pc is little to none so i've no idea how to reset the bios, if this is in fact the problem.  Could anyone advise me? I would be so grateful.Thanks

Answer:Cant boot past "intel inside pentium 4 " screen

Hello,In order to reset the bios: 1 Unplug your computer from the wall.2 Open up the side of the computer case.3 On the motherboard there is a little button cell battery. Take it out.4 Leave the battery out for about 5 min. 5 Put the battery back in and your bios should now be reset.

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Hi all, This is a great forum you have here! OK I am having a very low-tech month I think. I am trying to trouble shoot a problem with my system which had been running reasonably well until now -- I say reasonably well because lately I seem to have hit some hardware challenges. More on that later, however (if required).

In order to trouble shoot my issues, I find myself needing to reinstall Windows 7 (My boot disk which is an SSD seems to cause the system to hang when it is connected so I am trying to install a new verion of Win 7 to troubleshoot the other from). Now I have ample space on a couple of drives so that is where I targeted. Everything runs fine in the installation process, the system reboots and I am presented the screen to enter a system name. I enter a name but the "next" button is protected and not clickable . Does this mean anything to anyone?

This seems very rudimentary but frankly I can't find anything to make it go

Answer:Can't advance past "Type a computer name" on clean install


Welcome to Seven Forums
Please have a look at this thread

Hope this helps in some way


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Help - Please!!!  My Desktop decided to install the Windows 10 updates to my Windows 7 environment -- oh the joys!  Nothing but trouble ever since.  I uninstalled 10 to take me back to 7.
Upon reboot all was fine for a day.  Then, black screen with a cursor.  What the heck?  I checked all the things I was told to check, I ran all the diagnostics.  I uninstalled, reinstalled, did a system restore back to before the update.
After spending 3+ hours letting my system go thru the recommended ePSA Preboot System Assessment (All Tests Passed) - Today I have a system that I can't get to boot up because it says I have:
Status:  Oxc000000f
"The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible."
I'm not a computer geek.  I can't get thru to anyone at Dell.  I've been trying to resolve this for 4 days now. 
The only thing I can think that is happening is that the computer is trying to boot from an external hard drive that is in a "locked/password protected" mode on my system.  I have no idea how to bypass this.  I've tried unhooking the drive and rebooting and then it just goes back to black screen with a cursor.
Can anyone help me?  Please?

Answer:Can't Reboot Past External "Locked" Hard Drive

Hi DEAR64,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please check if you can boot into safe mode <F8>.
Do you have the OEM Operating system DVD?
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id (Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).

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Dell N4110
I wish I could get an error code on it, perhaps you guys can enlighten me.

So I upgraded a couple weeks back to Win10 and it's been running sleeping restarting etc. Just fine. Then at random it shut down and has been stuck while trying to boot. I can get to the "Continue/Troubleshoot/Turn off your PC screen but even when I've tried to "Reset this PC" it just hangs there, even after leaving the machine untouched for a full 24 hours...

Maybe someone can help me get an error code first so I can specify what's up. Also as mentioned I cannot boot past the troubleshoot screen.

BIG TIA folks

Answer:Win 10 Restart issue: computer won't get past "diagnosing issues"

I had something like this, when resetting PC back to factory settings from my USB recovery stick wouldn't work, even when everyone seemed to think it should. I had to get myself into StartUp Options area, launch command prompt, blow away all my partitions and then run recovery USB to get it to work.

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Hello, I got a BSOD while playing a game last night. After restarting my computer and getting past the
"starting windows" screen I got a consistent BSOD immediately after; I am currently forced to use safe mode.

Some computer specs:
Video card: Nvidia GTX 460
OS: Windows 7
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 820 Processor 2.80 GHz

Here's the BSOD info:

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

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA8009634010
BCP2: FFFFF880073DF14C
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000002
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Thinking it was a graphics card driver issue, I rolled back but still got a similar error:

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

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA80092F1010
BCP2: FFFFF880073B2394
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000002
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

I've attached logs of the dump files. I plan on putting in an older graphics card and seeing if I can get my computer to start, but I thought I'd post here first.

Answer:BSOD during game; can't get past "starting windows" anymore

You are correct in that the dumps are blaming your NVidia gfx drivers for the crash, first step would be to uninstall/reinstall the latest drivers using DDU or driver sweeper to clear out

If it still fails try the same again using an older version, if it still fails try your other gpu

Basically what you are doing/have already done

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Hello all,

I have a Compac desktop, it's relatively new as far as use. Recently, it's not been used because of a startup issue. It will load the first screen (The compac screen and act like it's it going to load up) but then loops back to the first screen and continue to do this over and over. My mother told me that the computer had fallen off of out computer hutch (About 2 inches off the ground) and heard an interesting noise inside. She described the sound like a CD hitting the floor, but I looked inside the desktop, and nothing seemed to be out of place.
I want to get the data files and documents, but as stated above, I cannot use the computer.
I have a Ubuntu CD already made, and have used it before.. Unfortunately, the CD drive doesn't seem to be recognizing the disc. I can see the little white blinking "-", but that is all I can get to come up before the screen goes into another loop; and the previous process.
I was hoping some one could possibly help me out in getting the computer to the point to save the data? I have the option to reformat the whole computer, but I'd rather save that for last measures if the data cannot be recovered.
Again, the computer is a compac, Windows XP OS, desktop - only about 3 years old.

Answer:Computer will not boot past the "Compac" startup screen.

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I am infected with this crap and have used the following tools to try to get rid of it:
Windows Defender, Unible PowerSuite (SpeedUpMyPC, Registry Booster & Spyware Protector) and Norton's One Button Checkup and WinDoctor.

Not sure if it's related, but my DISPLAY is locked at 640 X 480.

Atempted the 5 Step Process before posting and Panda ActiveScan froze and crashed after scanning 59253 files, but not before identifying 28 spyware files.

Here's my extra.txt log from Deckard's:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.

-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 36%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 1277.95 MiB / 810.39 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 1516.89 MiB / 1165.44 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1930.88 MiB

A: is Removable (No Media)
C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 37.21 GiB total, 18.7 GiB free.

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - ST340014A - 37.25 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 - Unknown - 39.19 MiB
\PARTITION1 (bootable) - Installable File System - 37.21 GiB - C:

-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

AUOptions is scheduled... Read more

Answer:Netsky Worm-Popups-The Three Icons - "Error Cleaner" "Privacy Protector" "Spyware..."


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Like in the title, i know i dont have a dell charger and they are locked with dell charger ID's, but i cant get one for a while, but when the warning message comes up it says "Strike F1 to continue" i press it.... nothing happens, if i press it too many times it starts beeping whenever i press a key. Any help would be highly appreciated

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Hi -
I'm trying to install XP Pro onto a brand new SATA hard drive since my old one seems to have gone kaput after about 5 years.

I booted from CD, and went thru all the screens to the point where it was ready to start the installation. When i got to the screen to partition the "mass storage device", i got the following:

Unknown Disk
(There is no disk in this drive.)
Unknown Disk
(There is no disk in this drive.)

So i found an old post on this site ( and followed the lessons learned there, and realized I had a floppy for a RAID DRIVER i had forgotten about (it came with the components I bought to build this box). So i tried the installation again, starting from a reboot, and hitting F6 at the right time. When it came time to install the 3rd party driver, i inserted the floppy as instructed, and hit Enter. The floppy light came on, but i don't believe i heard it do anything, and the screen asking me to insert the floppy quietly came back.

I tried a couple times, but still the floppy did not do its magic. I continued, and the partition screen still showed the Unknown Disk error. So as suspected, the driver did not get installed. I then rebooted, this time hitting F1 to check out the BIOS. My BIOS recognizes both my new hard drive and the floppy drive just fine, and the floppy itself can be read just fine on another PC.

Could this be a floppy controller problem? is there a simple w... Read more

Answer:Can't get past "Unknown Disk" problem installing XP Pro - floppy drive issue??

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Hi All,Please give me sollution for the below requirement. I will be very happy if i get the sollution. My manager has assigned this work. Requirement is below" Write a windows Xp batch file to search all .log files in a folder which were modified from specifc date and time till today's date and time and find the keyword "error" and copy the line containing "error" in all those log files and paste it into new file."I am really dying to obtain sollution for it. I tried for loop but also am not able to find sollution . Please anyone help me giving correct sollution. It is really critical issue for me, since i am in deadline to finish thi work.Thanks a lot in advance. 

Answer:Batch file to search for "error" keyword in .log files of a folder

We don't do homework.You need to learn he find command.In the search box on the upper right enter 'find' and get the link to articles that explain how it works.

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Sorry about all the post this week but I have another question

Ok heres whats going on I'm making a login system on my friends USB and I'm using the find command to search a data file for the user name which i stored all the user names in.

My Problem with the user names is that if I use this code:

set /p "user=>"
REM drivel was set earlier in code not shown here
Find "%User%" "%drivel%:\Check\Data\Users.dat"
IF %errorlevel%==0 (
goto FindPass
echo Sorry %user% dosen't exist
pause >nul

and So on...

Now lets say in the Users.dat file theres only two users mentioned Psycoblast and Admin
but if I type Psyco the errorlevel will come up zero how can I make it find whole word per line?

Also 2 things sorry I didn't fix this but after Find there is a /I how do I make the text quit overwriting each other when I click back in this window I'm typing in?


Answer:Solved: Batch Login "Find / Findstr / F Tokens" Help

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I'm using a command line batch file to backup files from my W7 Pro x64 machine to an external USB HD. Basically, "xcopy c:\......\my documents\*.*" "external HD". I couldn't get this to work until I truncated the source directory to "documents" instead of "my documents" [the name that the W7 installer specified]. While the batch file now runs and does what it's suppose to do, I'm mystified as to why the source directory needs to have a truncated name in the batch file rather that the one it has "officially." Any insight into this is appreciated.

Answer:question - batch file only works with "unofficial" directory name

Hello Robert,

"My Documents" is just a symbolic link to "Documents" for backwards compatibility for older programs that still reference "My Documents". "Documents" is the true folders name. It's the same with all of the "My...." user folders.

Hope this helps,

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Hi guys,
Is there a reg/batch script or group policy to turn off this annoying screen in Windows 10?

I know it can be disabled somewehre in IE options but I need it to be a a script or something.

Answer:Reg/batch to disable "Open File - Security Warning"

Try this reg to ignore warning for .exe;.bat;.cmd;.vbs:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\{E2F13B98-650F-47DB-845A-420A1ED34EC7}User\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations]


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I have a precoded batch file to run in command mode. It gives commands to regedit but without my specific machine info the batch fail fails.

In the sample :

reg load HKLM\MY_SYSTEM [ rest of statement ]

and refers to this on three lines

MY_SYSTEM has to refer to the Win7 being used?
I tried the machine/administrator name which is MSI64 and the batch file still failed.
What then does MY_SYSTEM refer to? It is not at the top of the regedit key selections where there is LOCAL_MACHINE etc.

I have backed things up for safety and should set a new restore point as well.

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I'm doing some graphics work for a small game and I'm at a point where I've got a million different images in a directory that I need to be changed to one certain image (a blank PNG) while preserving the filenames.

1. Photoshop CS has a Batch operation that I thought I could use to perform a cut/delete within all the images but it's only got a few preset effects that I don't need. And Save As only lets me do one file at a time.

2. I tried a command prompt thing with copy c:\blah\image.png c:\blah\etc\*.* but that just copies the file over. Xcopy does the same and Move doesn't work.

Anything else I can try? Is there some third party file manager I can use to do this?

Answer:How do I do a Batch "Save As", copy overwrite or similar operation

need to make a few changes to this with paths etc but it should work for ya. Just stick it in a batch file and go.


for %%i in ("path\to\directory\with\images\*.png") do copy "c:\mypng.png" %%i

NOTE: Backup your stuff before you try this. I take *NO* responsibility if this fux0rs your computer etc...

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Good Day All,

Sorry for my bad English

I am trying to do backup using batch file

this is source path "E:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Backup\SBO"
this is target path "F:\July 2012"

source path contains files with yesterday, day before yesterday and 2days before yesterday date backup files (each day backup file size nearly 20GB)
But i want to copy only yesterday files to target path compaing date specified

Please help me. I need a batch file code to do this work.

Any help greatly appreciated


Answer:Batch file command for comparing files using ""date specified

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When I try to run diagnostics on Vostro 3360 from online portal, it keeps getting stuck at "gathering your tests" step.  I've tried multiple browsers, tried clearing temp files and re-trying... every time it just gets stuck.
Shows a orangey bar with a red exclamation.  Sometimes it's possible to see the text "There was an issue running diagnostics." in that bar.
Any help?

Answer:Diagnostics can't get past "gathering tests" step

Sometimes it is best to download the Dell Diagnostics to a USB drive and run it.

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Windows 7 upgrade advisor reports that I have "BUFFALO TurboPC EX Series" on my Windows 7 PC. It won't let me upgrade until it is removed. I can't find it anywhere. Any ideas? I can't get past it.

I've tried to locate it using:
Revo Uninstaller
Glary Utilities
System Tray Cleaner
System Explorer

But can't find it. It's not listed in my Task Manager, either.

FWIW, here's some info on the offending software:
BUFFALO TurboCopy - Should I Remove It?


What is UN091201.EXE?

Any ideas? I can't get past it. TIA!

Answer:Can't get past "BUFFALO TurboPC EX Series" on my Windows 7 PC

Pure speculation: in past Windows upgrades, the installer has detected a residual from a program that has been uninstalled.

The fix would be manually deleting Registry settings, but it'd be good to know exactly which ones.

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I am reasonably sure that I shut my girlfriend's computer down with no issues last night, but this morning when she turned it on the computer had her wallpaper up with no icons instead of the User login page. She hard-reset, and ever since then - no matter which user we log in as - Vista won't load past the Welcome screen.

It will load up in all three compatibility modes, but the Last Known Good Configuration only loads to a blank black screen which I can move the pointer around on.

I've run a virus scan, and jv16 Power Tools says the registry is now clean, but the computer is still having issues. Would fixing registry errors be why the Last Known Good Configuration doesn't work?

The computer is an Intel Core 2 Duo Sony VAIO, with 4GB RAM running Vista Home Premium, Service Pack 1.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:Solved: Vista Won't Load Past "Welcome" Screen

I would undo any changes that jv16 Power Tools made.
Using a registry cleaner can and often does, cause more problems than it solves.
Do you have the Vista install DVD?
Vista repair options.
Try a system restore or a start up repair.

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First off let me say I know absolutely NOTHING about computers!  I have a Dell and I know I have Microsoft 200 XP on it.  Now for the problem.  Our computer keep freezing, and the only way we could "fix it" was to reboot.  Well, my daughter turned it off and now when we turn it on it Stops/Freezes at the "now loading your personal settings" box.  We have tried using the f8 key and have unplugged everything but the monitor and keyboard.  I'm stumped! :-?

Answer:Won't move past "loading personal setting"

If you don't have anything important on the computer , i would suggest you just reinstall it, But if you need to save stuff you'll need to do some work on it , and it will wreck your Brain as fixing software is a nightmare even for those in the knowIf you what to try to fix it , you need to boot into safe mode By Hitting F8 then selecting safe mode,and Run Some computer doctoring AVG FreeEwidowAd-awareSpy-bot

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Upon start-up, two options are given: "Start Windows Normally" or "Launch Startup Repair (recommended)".
If the Start Windows Normally option is chosen, then the starting windows screen comes up and stays. If I launch the startup repair option, then I still can not get the problem fixed.
From the Startup Repair Screen however, I can launch command prompt and restore options, how can I fix this, a restore is not really an option because I have not set up a restore point in a while.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank-you in advance.

Answer:Won't load past "Starting Windows" screen

It's possible that you can't access the actual startup repairs from within Windows itself. You might have to boot from either an installation disk or a previously made system repair disk. And it might take running the startup repair 3 times before all issues are fixed.

Startup Repair

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Hello Sevenforums!

I have used the search function but haven't been able to find a useful answer to my problem, so i'm taking my chances;

The problem is occurring on my Lenovo G580 Laptop - originally with Windows 7 preinstalled and Lenovo Solutions center, which had a setting to increase the battery lungevity by only charging it to 50% and then running directly off the power cord from there.

The problem however, is that in the mean time i've installed a new HDD because the old one broke down, and am now stuck with this battery setting and no knowledge of how to disable it again. I have tried to reinstall the Lenovo Software on the Windows 10 installation, but have either found a bad installer or had problems running the program, since i am not able to use and/or access said battery management settings, depending on my method of installation.

Is there some BIOS/Windows setting or anything else i can use to reverse the battery saver mode?

Sincerely; Nicklas Tegewaldt

Answer:Battery "Desktop mode" won't allow charge past 50%

It came with Win 7 and you installed win 10. Correct?
As the battery charger is controlled by a specific Lenovo driver, you must install the Lenovo program that control the battery charge. It may be that the Lenovo program only has the Win 7 driver and it don't work on Win 10.
You should ask for Lenovo help.

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My laptop froze after entering a wrong product key. I then pressed the shut down button till my computer went off. I restarted the computer and chose the "start windows normally" option. The laptop boots to "setup is preparing for first use" screen. It lasts for about 1 minute and then the computer restarts automatically following the same processes.

Answer:Windows 7 does not boot past "setup is preparing..."

Please do not double post... stick with your original thread...

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Had an error message in Norton about could not read incomming email for Outlook and then a message in explorer about shutting down. So, I rebooted and up comes a message I have never seen before "preparing network connections" (and I am on dial up if that helps at all) but now cannot get by the mesage box that follows (lsasse.exe. not found). Click it and nothing happens. Tried safe mode and same message and then click it and restarts in normal mode and back to the message. Can only get out of there by holding the on/off switch until it shuts off. Tried last settings and restore but nothing. I know now I should have maybe run Norton. I do not have unfortunately Norton rescue disks made up. How can I get the sytem past the system program lsasse.exe? What to do? I ran Ad-Aware a couple of days ago and cleared off about 20 critical objects....

Answer:Can't boot past message "lsasse.exe not found"

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Hi guys,
I have a machine here with XP home installed on it (appears to be SP2, I can't find KB936929 in the C:\WINDOWS\$hf_mig$ folder though i may be looking in the wrong place) which pops up with the error at boot up saying "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
Press r to repair etc, so i thought ok no problem, pop the disc in, set bios to boot off cd, boot up & when I hit enter at the first prompt, it starts spinning the disc up, when the second prompt "press any key to boot from cd" comes up, it won't boot no matter what i press. I've tried different KB's (usb & ps2) but no joy. However, I did have some sucess when i pulled the hdd out & tried to boot into knoppix live disc, no problems. So i tried to boot off the XP disc (with hdd out) & it booted. Put the hdd back in & no boot. I popped a new hdd i had in the shop in just to check I was on the right track & it started to boot, so I'm thinking it's got to be hdd related. Does this sound to anyone like hdd is unservicable? Should I just replace it? or does it sound like something that can be rectified on the hdd?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! cheers!

Answer:XP Install disc won't boot past "Hit any key to continue"

Hey!... I know my suggeston sounds a little wierd...Do you use an USB keyboard to press the keys ?... Cause if you do Most of the time it does get accepted..I have had the same trouble in going to the Advanced config menu while windows boots up

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I tried to reset my laptop and now when I try to set it up, I cant get past the "Hi there" settings screen that asks for country, language, keyboard layout, and time zone. I hit next and then use express settings and the computer gives me the spinning white dots and then reboots back to the blue "Hi there" screen. I can get into BIOS and have a recovery drive plugged in to the laptop, but nothing seems to work. The computer can't find the drive, or my admin password is incorrect, or something else goes wrong. This is very frustrating as I haven't been able to use the laptop for a few days now.

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I am trying to fix our Dell 2400. We use it to run Quickbooks. My wife opened an email with an invoice that asked her to run something.
She deleted the email before I could get any information from it to understand better why it would boot to a blue screen.
I managed to get back to the Desktop by way of putting the hard drive in a USB case and running Grisoft AVG from another XP Pro PC we have. It found 19 Trojans and removed all of them. I then ran AVG 8 on a Vista Ultimate Laptop and it removed a bunch of Mal/spy Ware.
I am back up and working with only the POP UP to AV Website Ad-ware still unresolved. However, this is not my biggest problem. The biggest problem is there are core elements missing that have removed the screen saver tab from Desktop Properties, and I am unable to windows updates and I am unsure how to proceed at this point. Any suggestions on getting windows to repair would be great.

Answer:Win XP Pro SP3 - How to get past the "Source is older than Current Install"?

WiFiTech, before I procede you may have to reinstall all or some of the Windows updates after doing this so be prepaired to spend an evening hugging your computer.

At PC bootup, tap the DEL key until that ugly blue config screen come up. You will have to change the boot sequence setting to boot from CD first. Save the settings, put your Windows disk in and reboot.

You will now have the Windows CD menu that gives you the option of reinstalling or repairing your PC. Have fun.

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I am trying to help a friend of mine. When you try to boot up her Dell PC (XP operating system), it gets to the "Dell" screen with Netbios and will not go any further. I can't get to Safe Mode because I can't get by this screen. It sounds like a virus to me, but do you have any suggestions to help her? I kinda out of guesses at this point. Help is GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks ...

Answer:[SOLVED] XP - Can't Get Past &quot;Dell&quot; Netbios screen

Hi can you get a picture and post it so we can see the screen please

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Hi all,

Every time I turn on my Dell Dimension 5150, I get greeted with "We apologize for the inconvenience... Windows did not start successfully".

My options are:

Safe Mode,
Safe Mode with Networking,
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Last known good config...

Start Windows normally.

I have tried every option on several occasions... the windows xp logo comes up... then the dell logo comes up, everything seems to be running smoothly... then comes a black screen with a small flashing dot in the top left... and then I see the same"We apologize for the inconvenience... Windows did not start successfully" screen.

Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Can't get past "Windows did not start successfully" screen...

Have you added any new hardware just prior to this happening? If so remove it and try again.

Did you install new software or run windows update just prior to it happening?

Without much to go on it may be worth doing a windows repair installation. It sounds dramatic, but it will not destroy any of your data or files, just attempt to repair the windows os installation.

There is a step-by-step guide with pics here. Hopefully that will resolve your problem if windows became corrupt somehow...

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I'm wondering if there is any way to copy files or folders from the C drive using the Windows XP Home disk's repair prompt mode without receiving a denial of access. What happened was while in the process of trying to remove a virus, I accidently deleted something associated with windowslogon.exe. Now I'm unable to get on Windows in any way. I plan to reformat my computer to fix the problem, but I want to copy several folders from my C drive to my D partition so I do not loose them. Is there a way to gain access to the content on the C drive, specifically My Documents, using the XP disk's repair mode, or perhaps another way of copying files from C to D? Or even a way to repair windowslogon.exe without clearing my hard drive?

Answer:Getting Past "Access Denied" in XP Repair Prompt

Okay, I had this problem once...while installing SP2, the setup froze and I had access problems. I don't know if there's an easier way (and, knowing me, there probably is...), but I installed Windows XP on the D drive, booted from THAT copy of XP, copied necessary files over from C, reformatted C, copied necessary files over from D, and then formatted D to get rid of the second copy of Windows...

That may be the long exhaustive way to do things...but it worked for me...

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I'm getting this same error: Multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows\system32\drivers\mup.sys

My computer is stuck in a continuous reboot loop. It will not recognize the Windows XP CD.

I have set up the boot order in the BIOS to detect the CD-ROM drive first, then the hard drive, but it still does not see the CD.

Any suggestions?

Answer:[SOLVED] Can't get past &quot;You Computer was turned off incorrectly&quot;

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Clean the cd or try a different cd

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Hello, I am building a new computer, or at least trying.

Mthbrd: Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R 775
Intel Core 2 Duo 3.1 GHZ
visiontek Radeon HD 3450 PCIE crap
Western Digital Caviar SE 160 SATA
2 ddr2 memory

I can't get past the "verifying the dmi pool data" in the boot. I read something about updating the bios in a short product review on How would that be possible? Any help is appreciated. I am about to throw the computer in the toilet.

Answer:Can't get past "verifying dmi pool data..." in boot

I AM the toilet.

Seriously, do you know how to update BIOS?

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This issue recently started happening to me, mainly after I attached a new HD monitor to my computer and updated my graphic drivers.

When I updated the drivers, I had two monitors connected, one via DVI (the one I was using before getting the new monitor) and the new HD monitor, which is connected via HDMI. Not sure if this is relevant, but just figured I'd mention it in case it's a possible cause.

The only way that I can boot is in Safe Mode... otherwise it just hangs on the Starting Windows screen with the Windows animation constantly glowing.

I have tried running start-up repair, but that seems to hang on the "Attempting to fix problems" screen, so I have to do a hard reboot each time. However, it was able to get past that a few times and say that the issues have been fixed and the only option it gave was to restart, so I did... but the same thing ends up happening. Computer hangs on Starting Windows.

I have also tried removing all display drivers in safe mode and any other software that I recently installed to see if they were causing any problems, but the issue still persists.

Additionally, I have tried running MSCONFIG and unchecked "Load startup items" under Selective Startup and disabled all non-Microsoft services, but no dice.

Booting to last known good configuration did not work as well.

I was able to efficiently use the new monitor just fine for a few days until this started happening.

Any ideas for a solution?

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Answer:Unable to get past "Starting Windows" during startup

I have these two images from the startup repair... maybe they can help. Sorry for terrible quality, but couldn't exactly copy/paste.

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Hey guys I appreciate you reading this, you have no idea how great having forums like this is where we can help each other out.

I have gotten a virus and within minuets it got worst. My antivirus was not updated and the security was low, so when I got the virus I downloaded malware bytes on my desktop, put it on a USB drive and tried to install it on the laptop, I could not add a USB drive. My next step was to hook the HD up to the desktop and add it that way (the problem with that I had to activate the sata port via bios and when that sata port was activated it would boot that port as master everytime, the weird thing is even if I hooked the desktop sata to the second port it would load the laptop drive first everytime it did not matter what port) This is besides the point, because I dont even think this method will work because like I said in the title the HD will not load past the "Starting Windows" screen, and when in safe mode it will not load all the system files, the malware obviously deleted some important files...

The next step I am going to take is inserting the windows 7 cd and trying a system restore... What do you guys think? Am I at the point where I will loose all of my important files, by doing a reinstallation or is there a way to save those files?

Thanks guys

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I tried to reset my laptop and now when I try to set it up, I cant get past the "Hi there" settings screen that asks for country, language, keyboard layout, and time zone. I hit next and then use express settings and the computer gives me the spinning white dots and then reboots back to the blue "Hi there" screen. I can get into BIOS and have a recovery drive plugged in to the laptop, but nothing seems to work. The computer can't find the drive, or my admin password is incorrect, or something else goes wrong. This is very frustrating as I haven't been able to use the laptop for a few days now.

Answer:Dell laptop cannot get past "Hi There" settings screen

Can you log in to safe mode then try sfc /scannow from an admin command prompt. Its possible you have a corrupt user profile. You could create a new account and see if that fixes the problem. Do you have backup you can recover from? If not, you could try a repair install.

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Urgent help needed please?
Hi built this system back in February / March this year and it has been running fine until a couple of weeks back whilst just viewing a web page and not even touching the mouse I suddenly got a BSOD now not sure if this is relevant but I had been on holiday for 2 weeks before and remember when powering down the day before it had a lot of updates to install before shutting down.
Unable to get it to boot although I did manage to get into safe mode once and did a system restore and it ran for 90 minutes before another BSOD so I thought I would do a fresh install but it only goes as far as
Press any key to load from DVD/CD then ?loading files? and then ?starting windows? and the BSOD again.

Now I have been around computers since the ZX81 days but have been unable to sort this problem, first I thought the mobo had gone down and change it to an Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 but still the same BSOD.
Changed out the SSD for a Samsung 840 EVO but still the same.
Now I have just tried an AMD Phenom II x4 965 but still the same.
I have also pressed the memory check button on the mobo and all ok, I have also changed the sata cables.
I have removed 2 of the graphics cards so now only running on one (I have also tried each of the others).
Thinking it was virus as if I left it after the ?press any key to load? It came up with bootmgr missing which is why I fitted a new SSD.
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Answer:Unable to get past "Starting Windows" after BSOD


Usual causes: Insufficient disk space, Device driver, Video card, BIOS, Breakpoint with no debugger attached, Hardware incompatibility, Faulty system service, Memory, 3rd party remote control,


Usual causes: Defective hardware (particularly memory - but not just RAM), Faulty system service, Antivirus, Device driver, NTFS corruption, BIOS

So it may be memory (RAM) or any driver/software.

Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.

Boot to System Recovery Options . Try Safe Mode with Command Prompt. In the command prompt .... enter the command ....

start msconfig

It will open the system configuration window, with the "general" tab selected.
Click the "startup" tab. Click "Disable all" > Apply > OK.
Click on "services" tab. Check the "Hide all Microsoft Services"; Click "Disable all" > Apply > OK
Then try to boot again normally. Is it failing still?

If so, boot to System Recovery Options once again. Try Enable Boot Logging. It will create a file n... Read more

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Hi, being new here. I just discovered having this problem today. First thing this morning I went to my computer. When the login screen came up, I entered in my user and password. Then I saw the "Welcome". Which stayed there for about five minutes before I restarted the computer, which didn't fix my problem. I tried Safe Mode, which didn't make a difference. It didn't take as long, but then I saw the blue screen. It said something like "---- unexpectedly close." Then at the bottom there were memory dumps. I couldn't see what was there because the blue screen was there for five seconds, before the PC restarted itself.

It was working fine last night. Before my six year old sister was playing with the computer despite my attempts to make a password account and full parental controls.

I believe I did manage to log in to another account that's not the administrator, but when I when to modify the user accounts the whole motherboard crashed. Every program, even the desktop. I couldn't do Alt + Tab and the Ctrl +Alt + Delete.

Please help me fix this thing. I need it to do my classwork.

Answer:Windows Vista- I cannot get past the "welcome" login screen

Try waiting longer (30/60 minuits)... If it starts up after that your software messed up, backup ur school work and stuff like that and re-install windows.

If it doesn't I can't help you..

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I'm having troubles connecting to a specific website, . For the last week or so, every time I've tried to connect to deviantart it's been giving me an error. It always says "Failure To Connect To Web Server". The router I'm using lets me access the site on another computer, but not this one. I've visited a few websites trying to figure out what the problem is, and from what I've gathered, it's either hughesnet or something with my computer. A lot of people have been having problems with hughesnet, trying to get to certain websites like imageshack, deviantart and others but receiving the failure to connect error. I don't know. Anyway, here's my hijackthis log, and thanks in advance for any help you can give.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 12:38:48 AM, on 11/25/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Module Loader\DLLML.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
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Answer:"Failure To Connect To Web Server" for the past week.

Okay, bumping this topic and giving some more information on my problem that I just now discovered.
Last night, I could access deviantart just fine, no problems at all. So I thought the problem corrected because I downloaded ad-aware and cleared all of the tracking cookies on my computer. I thought it was kind of a weird reason for the site to start working, but I wasn't going to question it. But when I tried to access the site again a few minutes ago, it was back to the "Failure to Connect To Web Server" crap.
So if anyone has any help to offer, I would really appreciate it.

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Hi, my Acer Aspire 5610Z laptop is only loading up to the "welcome" screen, with the spinning blue circle. This has been happening every few weeks for the past few months, and I can usually get it to work, but now it isn't. I've tried Startup Repair, System Restore, chkdsk /f, and the "ctrl-alt-del at the welcome screen" method, all to no avail. Safe mode boots fine. I could back up my files and restore the computer to factory settings, but I'd rather that be a last resort.

Any ideas?

Edit: I am on Service Pack 2, by the way.

Answer:[SOLVED] Vista won't load past &quot;Welcome&quot; screen

If safemode works, it could be a driver issue locking things up. Did you installe any hardware or software recently?

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8gb 1600mhz ram
R9 290
I7 4770k
Z97A mobo
1tb hdd ( only storage device used )
120gb ssd (this has already died as far as I know but haven't gotten around to removing it)

Other information, just ask if you need it.

No context on why this happened, I just woke up this morning and my PC wouldnt fully boot.

My PC disk drive hasn't worked for about a year now, but I have Win 7 install on a flash drive, however I also can't seem to do this as booting from the flash drive results in a black screen.

Any help appreciated as I really don't wanna have to get another computer for Christmas!

Answer:PC won't boot properly, can't get past "starting Windows"

Hi, have you tried Safe Mode - tap F8 as your system is starting up?
Then click.
Start > Run > Type
Click Launch System restore.

Then choose a date prior to the problem.
Or Safe Mode with a Command Prompt Option.
Select an operating system if asked.
Press Enter.
Log on as an administrator.
At the command prompt.


Press Enter.
You should now be in System Restore.
Choose a date prior to the problem.
System recovery options Win 7.

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No doubt I am doing somthing really stupid, but will someone explain this to me?

When I surf the web, I bring up OLD web pages. That is, when I click on a site on Jan 13, I will get the Web-Page from Jan 9. I am NOT using a book-mark or any secondary method to access, I just type in the URL at the top. I get an old version, even though I KNOW the site has been updated. If I access the same page on another computer, I will get the Web-Page from Jan 13 with recent info -- but my own computer gives the Web-Page from Jan 9 with old data.

What am I doing wrong? What things should I check?

Answer:Web-Page "Time Warp" -stuck in the past!

Assuming you're using Internet Explorer, in IE go to Tools>Internet Options>General tab and click on the Delete Files button. That will get rid of the old versions of the pages that IE has cached.

Then click the Settings button. Check either "Automatically" or "Every time you start Internet Explorer" (Automatically is the default). Then, if you have broadband, set the cache size to something a lot smaller than the default. I set it to 10 megs. A large cache can be helpful on a slow connection but with broadband, it can take longer for IE to search a large cache than it takes to get a completely fresh download of the page.

When done, click OK and OK again. Try a few pages and see if that fixed things.

Then go to

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Hi there, I am running windows Vista. When I turn the computer on it stops at the screen where there is the windows vista background and the words "Loading".
I'm not sure what information I should post here, so if you think you can help me just ask me what you would like me to tell you about the situation and I will reply quickly - hopefully.
Thanks for your time and effort.

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My Dell 4600C's XP op sys was eaten by a virus before Christmas and the local shop wanted more than I have to reload XP, the backed up data and get me going again. They did say the hard drive was functional and fine. I found instructions on getting rid of all existing partitions before reinstalling XP, and have come down to the end of the installation and stuck with the error msg above.

I've read through J Barnett's instructions to load Windows onto a SATA drive at one of the links provided at the Setup cannot continue thread, and other info at other links there; I will go back through the installation and stop at the prompt to press F6 and install SCSI or RAID drivers. But I'm not completely clear on how to find the drivers on the cd's I have. I've opened up the case, made sure cable connection is tight at drive and board, and now know I have a WD400 Caviar drive - that came with the Dell.

Have been to Western Digital site to look for drivers for my model number and found specs and jumper settings for the 400BB, but the list of downloads is greek to me. There are two that mention IDE/RAID compatibility upgrade - one for 3Ware cards and one for Non-3Ware cards. Help??? I thought I just wanted plain ol' drivers.

Answer:Need help getting past "Primary drive 0 not found" in XP reinstall

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I would like to know if there is any way we can control (or modify)the "change owner to" drop box list in windows for a particular resource (for example say a file) using a vbscript or batch script.

the reason i am asking this is because for usbstor.inf file , i have given ownership access to domain admin group via batch script, but since administrator and my id are appearing in the "change owner to" drop box, i am again able to regain ownership back and then modify the permissions for the usbstor.inf file. I have tried using subinacl for denying the take ownership permission for the administrator group and my id , but even then i am able to take ownership back.
any help to resolve this issue is reallyr really appreciated

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i'm currently in charge of the IT support of a school, and the error message
«"Documents.library-ms" is no longer working » appeared on student account whenever they want to reach ther windows library directories.

I found something to solve this issue : delete libraries, then restor it. But this methode work only for accounts one by one, and they are more than 700!

So I want to solve this issues in a programmatic way, i found some tools like ShLib an SlUtil but it doesn't work

If someone already had this kind of problème, i'll be pleased to know how it gone!

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Hi all,

I'm trying to rename files with batch file "bulkrename.bat", that is generated by a short program made with Visual Foxpro 9.0.

Here is the source code of Foxpro program:
TV recordings renamed with XML metadata tag
And here is generated "bulkrename.bat":

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RENAME "D:\Data\TV_Database\Test_data\Silm?nr?p?yksi? @ SE social_political issues_economics (general) - 2016-08-01-20_57 -Yle Fem.ts" "Silm?nr?p?yksi? @ (Sarjan lyhyet tietoiskumaiset elokuvat t...elevat maailman ilmi?it? l?hikuvassa.) SE social_political issues_economics (general) - 2016-08-01-20_57 -Yle Fem.ts"

RENAME "D:\Data\TV_Database\Test_data\Silm?nr?p?yksi? @ SE social_political issues_economics (general) - 2016-08-01-20_57 -Yle Fem.xml" "Silm?nr?p?yksi? @ (Sarjan lyhyet tietoiskumaiset elokuvat t...elevat maailman ilmi?it? l?hikuvassa.) SE social_political issues_economics (general) - 2016-08-01-20_57 -Yle Fem.xml"
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The batch file fails with error messages
"the system cannot find file specified"

However if I copy-paste individual command lines into Win7 Command Prompt windows, file renaming works just fine. What is the difference with batch window and Command Prompt window?

I tried to run batch file with Administrator rights with no luck.
Path + filename are max. 200 characters.
I also tried to manually remove characters like ( ) but... Read more

Answer:Batch renaming files fails, error "the system cannot find file..."

Welcome to the forum can you rename the file to .cmd instead of .bat there are differences see if it work then as it works with a cmd prompt. a .bat was for the old msdos 16 bit .cmd is for windows cmd

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It seems that no matter how I set this, after the next start-up it reverts to "15 minutes".  What registry key controls this?

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I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

Any ideas?

Answer:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:


OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FF049, , .HWPLLB1.CN1296167S5169.
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disable

Answer:Solved: Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE

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