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Windows 7 start really slow and after it stucks in home screen

Question: Windows 7 start really slow and after it stucks in home screen

I have a problem with my pc the last 2 Days... It starts really slow.. First it freezes at starting window screen for 15 minutes about.. After this when I select the user it stucks again and show the blue background only with the cursor. When I finally press the code it takes another 10 minutes to finally open but I can't use it because it freezes whatever I press! In safe mode does the same thing but it stucks when loaded : classpnp.sys. My computer before 3 days opened in 1 minute.. No program starts with the start up all are disabled exept nvidia sound and my antivirus avast. I have tried everything to fix it but I can't.. Please help if u can

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Answer: Windows 7 start really slow and after it stucks in home screen

Quote: Originally Posted by telis80

I have a problem with my pc the last 2 Days... It starts really slow.. First it freezes at starting window screen for 15 minutes about.. After this when I select the user it stucks again and show the blue background only with the cursor. When I finally press the code it takes another 10 minutes to finally open but I can't use it because it freezes whatever I press! In safe mode does the same thing but it stucks when loaded : classpnp.sys. My computer before 3 days opened in 1 minute.. No program starts with the start up all are disabled exept nvidia sound and my antivirus avast. I have tried everything to fix it but I can't.. Please help if u can

Try running the Windows System File Checker (SFC)
Instructions: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
If that doesn't help, try doing a full scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download
Note: Uncheck the checkbox at the end of the installation titled "Enable free trial of Malwarebytes PRO"

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I don't know if it's an OS problem or idk anything at all just everytime when i try to boot it up i only see the logo (i can enter BIOS) and then everything turns black, i neither know how this happened or when? i just wokeup and couldn't start my PC. im running windows 10 pro on my machine

I think it's an OS problem. please help me out, i really need the PC running

intel core 3

geforce gt 640

4gb ram

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I have genuine windows vista home premium in my Laptop.However it takes nearly five minutes to come up to full performance after i logged(Stucks for 3 minuts after loading the Desktop and takes another 2 minutes to come to full performance).It takes so many time to load the Windows Side bar so i removed it from the start up.

But for my wonder now it starts to load even slower.This problem never occured as soon as i created a new user account and logged from that.However after some days it becomes slow again. Any suggestions...?

My Laptop is HPdv5-1104TX. 3 GB Ram and 512MB Nvidia 9600 GTZ. Processor is 2.24 GHz(Centrino Processor)

Answer:My Laptop Stucks For 5 Minutes...Windows Vista Home Premium Help..!

Perhaps its all of the programs you have set to run at startup / login? Did you disable any or is this a brand new laptop and you haven't done anything?

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bought this laptop at around march 2014, perfectly fine, problem started about a week or 2 ago, when i press the power button it booted up to the lenovo screen and stucked there. the only 2 ways that i can boot it normally is by: 1. when its off, press onekey recovery and select normal startup2. when its off, keep holding the power button until it boots to the lenovo logo screen and release the power button after it shuts down from the lenovo logo screen, then press the power button. that way it will boot normally any possible explaination and solution? thanks

Answer:Lenovo ideapad 510 start up and stucks on lenovo logo screen

Hi  Edgarlee,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!        
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with system stuck at Lenovo logo.
As per your query, please disconnect all the external devices and try to power on the system, try to boot to BIOS and check for the issue.
If you are able to boot to BIOS, try to load the BIOS default setting and check for the issue.
If you are not able to boot to BIOS then please perform a power drain by disconnecting all the external devices connected to the system, also remove the battery and shutdown the machine and press and hold the power button for 30 seconds and now connect adapter and battery and try to power on the system and check for the issue.
Hope this helps! Do post us back for further q... Read more

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Before you roll your eyes at another idiot who's asking the same question that has been asked a million, zillion times, I just like to say that I did do my homework and read all relevant threads from here and wide.

I have attached a copy of my HJT log. I defragged my HD yesterday. It took a good 8 hours for 80Gb HD, with 49% used. Is this kinda long? I then ran Bootvis. It showed that I'm not loading anything unnecessary. However, for the first 100 seconds, nothing is being loaded. There's a fair bit of disk write action going on.

I'm using a Sony Vaio laptop, model VGN-FS840/W. It's runnign MS XP Home Edition, Version 2002, with SP2. It has a Pentium 1.73GHz processor with 2Gb of RAM. I have no LAN network connections and only a wireless USB mouse is connected to it.

I did have Norton 2007 at one time. Before you say "That's it". I have since followed instruction to clean it out (including registry keys). Yes, I have ready about how the standard removal process doesn't clean it properly and I have followed creditable instructions to do the complete clean.

I have shut down all unnecessary services using MSCONFIG. That includes things like the indexing service, auto update & task scheduler (I switched it back on for Bootvis). I selected /NOGUIBBOT and set timeout to 3 seconds. (A quick side question, my BOOT.INI says "...partition(2)", but I don't remember doing that)

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Answer:Windows XP Home Edition - Slow to start (287sec).

Re: Windows XP Home Edition - Slow to start (287 seconds)

So did you also go to "msconfig" and select which startup programs you wanted?

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I'm trying to fix a friend's computer. It is a compaq and has XP Home on it. Problem is someone tried to do a defrag on it and ever since then it restarts after the loading windows screen is about finish. I can get into it in safemode and have tried doing system restores but its not working. is there anything else I could try? thank you

Answer:Windows Home won't start, restarts just before log in screen

yea try a repair installation. not recovery console, but install windows, then hit 'R' for repair installation.

i recently fixed someones xp home computer this way, when their comp would just bluescreen in the middle of loading xp, even in safe mode.

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Hi everyone,
I m looking for some advice and infos about a recent problem with my zenbook UX 32 VD
I should first specify the specs: core i7 @ 1.9Ghz, 10Go RAM, dedicated GeForce GT620M, windows 7 64bit (version 6.1.7601 service pack 1 built 7601)
The problem is it takes a while to boot up?.between 2min and 8min with an annoying black screen before the "windows starting up" logo?.it was not the case before and it should not be the case considering that windows 7 is supposed to be installed on a SSD drive.
I tried a lot of things that people talked about on internet: downloading all the latest drivers for Norton, Nvidia graphics and so on?.I also used CCcleaner in case of registry errors, I did a memory test, I checked for viruses and malmware, I defragmented eveything possible, I cleaned up the drives, I restarted the computer after removing the services programs and the startup programs (using MSCONFIG)?.
And it didn?t change anything, it is still freakin slow to get to the welcome menu?.then the laptop works pretty fine.
I should also mention that I got no response typing F2, F8, F12 or the space bar during the long black screen when starting up the machine?.which is pretty annoying too.
Looking forward for some magician to help me, cheers

Answer:Slow boot up/start up windows 7 home premium asus zenbook UX32VD

If its still the bloated factory preinstalled Win7 then that is a corrupt install to begin with, larded with sponsors' crapware and useless duplicate utilities which throttle and conflict with superior versions in Win7. That's why most tech enthusiasts prefer to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get the best possible install instead of the worst one which you have. This will also obviously solve your boot problem. Just be sure to make your Recovery disks first so you can delete all partitions during the booted reinstall.

Until then you can remediate the problem some following these steps to Clean Up Factory Bloatware especially establishing a Clean Boot to get the freeloaders off Win7's back, using a free lightweight AV suggested with the Win7 firewall, gradually dumping the programs you realize you don't need or want.

If you still need to troubleshoot the slow boot work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 which will also help familizarize you with the system resources, logs, tools, hardware tests, and best practices.

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That's really time consuming to start up my computer.. estimate more than 20 mins..
During the process.. First is the summary list.. then turn to a black blank screen for a very very very long period.. next it shows a row of loading bar which in grey colour also for a very long time... After all these only can see the Windows XP Home screen...

Can anyone tell me wat are the possible causes? Really irritating..

Answer:About Extremely Slow Process To Proceed To Windows Xp Home Screen....

Please tell us more about your computer. What make/model, what CPU, how much RAM, etc. You can use this free tool to get the information: can use this shareware tool to check your system's performance:, you can read these links to help speed up your system's loading process:

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Hi, I have a problem, with anykind of browser some times about for 30sec in 2-3 minutes i can't load anyweb page, however the connection is good, i can use the connection with any other programs, and this problem happens only with this machine with windows7, others pcs in the lan doesn't have this problem.

Answer:browsing is slow / stucks

Did u use any tweaking programs to improve your PC?

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Hello, I'm Pictor, and I've got a really annoying problem...

I was installing and updating software on a Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 3) notebook.
After a reboot I'm experiencing really slow performance with (i guess) Explorer.exe.

This what's happened:

- I installed AutoCAD 2008
- I uninstalled Office 2007 and let installed Office 2003. Then I rebooted. Everything ok.
- I installed DirectX (downloaded from Microsoft website) that AutoCAD needs.
- Having a problem with Office 2003 (asking everytime to fix the installation) I followed this article from Microsoft support.
- I upgraded from Avira 9 to Avira 10. Then rebooted.

Now all the Operative System is slowed-down!

I logon with the Windows User, the Desktop Wallpaper appears..... and after about 5 minutes are shown the Desktop Icons and the Start Bar!
And every operation involving explorer.exe is fu**ing slow!
It takes 1 minutes and 30 seconds to show the Start Menu, after the click. Then it works for 1 minute (if I don't execute any directory) and stucks again!

And if instead I run Windows in Safe Mode it works like a charm! Fast and reliable!

What's happening?

What I've I done?

How to solve?

Thanks for reading me!

Answer:Any Explorer.exe operation: slow and stucks for a while

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Hi guys again. I have posted my issue before.

AFter installing windows 7 ultimate. my laptop worked fine for like 1 month and now it begins to slow down and i believe the same problem might occur again (freeze up/ windows stuck at start up logo.)

After doing chkdsk for like 3 times now my laptop works but sometime when Hard drive light is not blinking (constantly on for few sec) windows freezes. but then it goes back to normal .

I have posted my logs after doing chkdsk. at 9 o'clock pm and 3 o'clock pm. 9o'clock log fixed my laptop.

So my question is do i need to replace hard drive in order to fix it? I feel like same problem might occur again in few months.

302734335 KB total disk space.
39489320 KB in 132112 files.
87356 KB in 35317 indexes.
96 KB in bad sectors.
291455 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
262866108 KB available on disk.

Can i fix bad sector using hdd regenerator?

Answer:windows 7 slow start up and black screen


Can you provide a link to the previous thread?

Did you replace the HDD last time, or repair bad sectors?

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my PC start up very slow to windows screen ,it take around 2-3 minutes,scan virus bitdefender,ad-aware,spybot without infect ,i need help ....please.

Answer:reboot start up very slow to windows screen

Any error messages?

System manufacturer and model?

Do you have a MS XP CD?


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Hi All, I have a g560 laptop which i bought just a month ago and use it for my study and entertainment purpose. I have noticed that sometimes when im using the laptop for more than 2-3 hrs. It starts giving me white screen. Lets say for ex. when the screensaver is supposed to come up, I get a white screen or when I am shutting down the white screen flashes for two times or when I turn the pc off, Its stuck at the white screen even though the laptop is off. The only way I can get the screen is off is by taking the battery out and then put the battery back in. In the past one month I've got this issue multiple times. Any help would be really appreciated. I work for a branded computer manufacturer myself but bought a LENoVo because my brother has been using a lenovo since the last three years without an issue.Thanks in advance

Answer:Stucks at white screen

Maybe you need to update your BIOS. BUT WAIT!! If you do that, do it under DOS.
Please, look from this:
Also, you can call Lenovo's support.

moderator edit: link corrected

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Hello everyone,

I am trying to use the Product recovery disk on my Toshiba Tecra M3, however it does not seem to do anything.

I have inserted the disk, turned off computer > started computer again pressing F12> i get the enter HDD password which i do sucessfully> after which it seem to get stuck a a screen with TOSHIBA and all devices icons. after which it does not do anything....

does anyone have any idea on what to do next? or how to use the product recovery disk?

any help is appreciated. Thanks.


Answer:Tecra M3 - Stucks at the Toshiba screen

Hi nmirza,

Does your notebook always hangs on this Toshiba BIOS screen or only if you try booting from Toshiba recovery disk?

Maybe your recovery disk is scratched and you should try another one?

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My system had issues where I could not get into system restore as it was not showing up
so went to msconfig and I went to advanced startup and chose to start in diagnostic mode and on reboot it now just has a light blue screen.

I can move mouse around and there is no login box?

I tried reboot and hitting F8 but no luck.
Is there another bypass for this?

Please help!

Answer:Portege Z10 stucks on blue screen - cannot log in

Switch on the computer, press and hold the "F12" key while the Toshiba logo appears.
Alternative you can press and hold the "0" key to access the recovery option.
Choose "HDD Recovery" and confirm by selecting "Yes" that you want to enter the system recovery.

More info:

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I use windows 7 ultimate x64 for a long time.
suddenly, after i switch user, screen stucks .This is the screen that it stucks in (for example):

If I change user after a shirt time it doesnt happen, but if I switch after a long use ,it stucks.

What is the reason?How Can i fix it?


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Hi guys. Apologies if this had already been raised but I need to get my laptop working.
I cannot get past Toshiba welcome on Windows 10. I am not able to work due to health issues so money is tight but have been quoted early ?100 to repair. Anything I can do myself, please??

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Hello all,I have my laptop G580 gets stuck at boot loop, I have to press the power button several times to shut down and start again until it goes into windows one time succeeds each ten trials.I have tried to pull out the battery, but nothing worked.Thank you,

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I recently sent my laptop (Equium A300D-13x) back to Toshiba to be repaired as it was overheating and cutting out.

It came back today and when I turned it on I got the screen where I was asked if I wanted to go into safe mode or start Windows normally.
Then it goes to a screen where it says, *Finishing the installation may take several minutes.

Please do not interrupt or shutdown the computer!*

I've been waiting all day now and I'm still stuck on this screen.

Has anyone had the same problem? And if so, how can I fix it?

Answer:Equium A300D-13x stucks on installation screen


I?ve recovered my notebook many times and the installation went always troublefree.
But of course such installation issue could happen always and I think you should simply repeat this procedure.

If you don?t have Toshiba Recovery disk then try to recover the notebook using the HDD recovery option.
Just press F8 while notebook powering up.
Then choose ?Repair my computer?. Then a new window will appear and you could select the new option called Toshiba HDD.

Check it out!

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When I switch my comp starts up as usual but then just before Norton AV becomes active the startup slows completely and I have to wait upto 30 secs - I can go into my documents etc but have to wait for my scanner to load and Norton AV. Previously all loaded together even after installing NortonAny one any ideas why this might be happening please?Phil

Answer:Slow start up in Win xp home

go to Start/run/ and type MSCONFIG ok then go to startup and remove all the ticks from the boxes of the programmes you don't need on startup,you can untick all if you require, then click OK and restart your PC, upon restart you will receive a message saying you have chosen to do selective start up put a tick in the box not to show message again, you will find your PC will start a lot quicker,it does not delete the programs just stops them running when you start your PC.

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I have a Toshiba Portege Z930-D3S laptop. I wanted to run a system recovery and did everything exactly as in the manual page 4-24, Section System recovery Options. The tool told me that the recovery partition is empty (or something like this) and the recovery cannot be performed. I definitely did not erase it and do not how it can be. Then there was an option to erase sdd and I thought that this might help (don't ask me why) and that the tool would erase everything but the recovery partition. So, I chose it.

Now I have the frozen screen with "Toshiba Leading Innovation" and cannot enter any menu neither by pressing 0, nor by holding F8. I cannon restart the laptop, it seems that it simply fall asleep when I press the power button.

Please, help me to recover the system.

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Hello, when I turn on or restart my laptop (Compaq 6730b, OS Win7 64 bit), it begins to start, but after a few seconds it  stucks on screen with HP logo and label "Press the ESC key for startup menu". After that begin to flash NumLock and CapsLock diods on laptop - maybe two or three times. But nothing happens, although I press ESC or any other key. Only I can do is to turn off laptop and try it again, sometimes many times on an on till OS starts properly. I have permanently plugged in many peripherals - external monitor, external keyborad, mouse, webcam, speakers and I have laptop permanently plugged in charger. Maybe this facts could be cause of the problem, i guess, because when I turn laptop itself without any peripherals, this problem didnt appear. I'll be very thankful for any advice to solve this unpleasant problem. Thanks a lot. Regards miiichal

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Four days ago I installed BB flashback software but due to some problems I had to uninstall it and the installation didn't complete. After that day, whenever I open my Toshiba Laptop the windows vista boots normally but stucks at 'please wait while your system is preparing' screen. After waiting for a long time, I opened task manager, ended that running screen and then my laptops works just fine. I don't know what's that. I tried system restore many times but it always ends up unsuccessful. Later on I even installed BB flashback successfully and a new anti-virus AVG, but the problem persists. Any idea and any suggestions please???

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Hello all,

I recently decided to upgrade the Memory in my lovely laptop.
I went online, found suitable RAMs and ordered.

What i got are 2 of these:

Installation is very easy, but as soon as i turn on my laptop, it stucks in a black screen with a white underscore upright.

I guess its a incompatibility problem ?
Could you please help me out?

Thank you.

Answer:Satellite L675-10T stucks in a black screen after new RAM upgrade

I think you are right? it looks like the modules are not fully compatible even if the online dealer page says they are?
You can remove the new RAM modules just to check if the notebook would boot up properly? I guess the unit will power up correctly?.

Solution??? Use another RAM modules? I made good experience using Kingston modules? they could be a little bit expensive but I think they should work properly.

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When trying to start up the camera screen appeard with message: looks like there us something wrong with your camera....etc.
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I have a Satellite Pro C850-1FN and for some reason it gets stuck in a Preparing automatic repair screen on bootup. It will sit with the text on the screen and then after about 8 minutes a blue screen will show talking about a problem and then the PC re-boots.

The cycle is then continued.

Any ideas greatly appreciated.

Answer:Satellite Pro C850-1FN stucks in Preparing Automatic Repair screen


It looks like the automatic repair isn?t possible.
Did you try another option ? HDD recovery?

The HDD recovery procedure would start new system as well as driver installation and would set the notebook back to factory settings.

I think if system repair isn?t possible, your next step should be the HDD recovery.
In case the HDD recovery would not work too, then you should use the Recovery disk.

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I have a laptop with XP Home and it has gradually slowed and is taking 4 to 5 minutes to start up. Also is very slow when more than one window open and I am moving between them. Can anyone help? I have done defrag and disc clean but this makes no difference.

Answer:XP Home Edition start up slow

Try Adaware, then SpybotS&D to clean up things.
Which antivirus are you running? is it up to date?

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(This has probably been done before but a search failed)

My wife's PC has XP Home and starts up very slowly. It can take > 7 minutes before the hour glass finally goes away.

Is there a log file somewhere that can tell me what the PC is doing while it starts up?
Perhaps it is turning on unnecessary services or opening programs that it does not need too. I have gone through the start up menu and removed some programs that were apparently being started but are not necessary. That took off about 1-2 minutes. A nice start but still slow.

The PC has only 1G of RAM and I know that it needs some more but is there anything else I can do in the mean time?

Answer:Log file for slow start up of XP Home

Download CCleaner and delete temp files with it. As for a log file, go to the Event Viewer and open up System and Applications and look for any Red X's.

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HI,After setting up an hadoc wireless network, 1 computer running Win XP takes about 3 minutes befor you can connect. The sound icon apears in the system tray then nothing for about 3 minutes.During this time you cannont access the control panel but can load most programs.Cheers

Answer:Slow start up after setting up home network

Any ideas.Cheers

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Dear supporters,

Model: Satellite L775D-10W
OS: Win7 64 bit
Problem: The booting procedure gest stuck after "Windows loads data" and a progress bar undertitled with "Microsoft Corporation", resulting in a black screen and a moveable mouse cursor.

The same problem occurs everytime...
pressing F8 >> all options (icluding safe mode) >> boot gets stuck
Booting from Win7 64-bit DVD >> boot gets stuck
Booting from Win7 64-bit DVD >> all options >> boot gets stuck

Is it likely that the graphic card is broken or that the corresponding driver is not fitting anymore?

Thank you for your time in advance!



Answer:Satellite L775D-10W - Boot stucks: Black screen + mouse cursor visible

Graphic card problem might be possible but in such case the POST (power on self test) would not be passed and in my opinion it would not be possible to access the BIOS.

However, this is just a theory?
Try to boot the notebook using some Live CD like Linux

I would also recommend you to start the advanced boot menu. (pressing F8) and to choose Repair my Computer option.
Then choose ?Toshiba HDD recovery?

This option would recover the notebook back to factory settings.

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The title says it all.  I have run AVG 9, but there is a bug in it giving Error 0xe0010058.  I ran the "fix" for that program, but I still get that error along with Error 0xe0010053.  I have run Spybot a number of times, and it has cleaned what it can, but the problem persists.
Another symptom is that Firefox and Chrome crash randomly.  I don't use IE, so I don't know if it happens there or not.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Computer takes several minutes to boot.  Once booted, no desktop icons appear.  The Start button or nothing in the start toolbar will initiate any action.  Avira starts scanning and is hard to make it stop.  Computer has to be turned off with On/Off switch.  Can boot in Safe Mode and perform all functions.  Ran MalWarebytes and nothing was detected.  Also scanned with Avira and nothing detected.  Noticed that I couldn't Update Avira due to "access denied".  Computer is basically useless since I can't access any programs.  I also noticed that a got a Touchpad object helper error (see screen shot at end of post) and that my Home Page was set to mywebsearch (see screen shot at end of post).  Below is the DDS.txt log nformation.  The Attach.txt file is also attached.  Thanks in advance!
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514
Run by Earley Laptop at 19:01:21 on 2013-03-27
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4029.3160 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Avira Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {F67B4DE5-C0B4-6C3F-0EFF-6C83BD5D0C2C}
SP: Avira Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {4D1AAC01-E68E-63B1-344F-57F1C6DA4691}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Win... Read more

Answer:Computer Slow & Can't Run Any Programs from Start Button & MyWebSearch Home Page

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Open your TaskManager (CTRL+ALT+DEL) and stop these processesnhkooRadioRage Search Scope MonitorRadioRage_4j Browser Plugin LoaderUtility Chest Search Scope MonitorUtilityChest_49 Browser Plugin Loader===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click on Delete tab follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Rn].txt (n is a number).Post also a fresh DDS log.Can you now start the computer in Normal Mode?Please let me know what other problem persists.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 9200 laptop running Windows XP Home SP3 with all updates. I also have Comodo Pro and use SUPERAntiSpyware Pro as well as SpyBot and CCleaner when needed.

I recently upgraded the HD to a WD IDE using Acronis True Image. It didn't migrate over my recovery partition and this is probably unrelated but I wanted to mention it.

The system is behaving very slow. I constantly freezes (mouse doesn't move) and the hard drive light blinks a lot as though it is doing heavy I/O or computations for no real practical reasons.

I'm not sure what I can do at this point. I usually can fix slow systems but this has me stumped. Obviously there is some other problem which my security software and Win updates haven't helped.

Are others having this same problem or behavior recently with XP Home? And can anyone walk me through some procedures to rule/out or check my system?

Thank you

Answer:Win XP Home SP3 Slow, Firewall Disables on Start up, Freezes; Dell I9200

Since you have a Dell intelligent start would be run the Dell diagnostic software. Dell PC Diagnostics Dell US - .

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Question: Windows Xp Stucks

1. im using windows xp sp2 idont know what happening my windows is freezing like i cannot do anything computer just hangs and then i have to turn it off could you tell me that is it windows problem or is it hardware fault should formatting is the solution?

2. Im using Local area network and my network administrato doesnt allow us to download hez using languard or webmonitor do u know how to by pass that so i can download freely

3. whenever i press ctrl+alt+del it says ur administrator has disable this function even though im the administrator i own this pc and all the right and moreover i have lost shutdown button only logg off button is visibale strange things are happening could you suggest me any thing pls.

4. Im using nod32 and in startup it says cannot start the kernal service


Answer:Windows Xp Stucks

When is it freezing? What are you doing just before it freezes? How long is the computer on before it freezes?


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Hi all, I have a Lumia 635 on T-Mobile. Lately I have been having an issue. sometimes when returning to the home screen, all my live tiles will be blank except for a few. Then they slowly start appearing again. Like its trying hard to re-render. Any ideas on would could be the cause of this?

Answer:Start screen blank when returning home?

I had this on my 8X. Which OS version does your 635 run with?

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I own an HP Mini (exact model escapes me at the moment) with XP Home Edition installed and upon reaching the XP load screen - a blue screen flashes up and vanishes equally quickly as Windows re-starts.

This lead me to the " We apologize for the inconvenience" screen with a nice selection of choices, ranging from: Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Safe Mode with Command Prompts, Last Known Good Config, and Start Windows Normally.
Obviously, none of these work and the cycle repeats.

I read of other similar cases with the same blue screen, and I followed their lead by pressing F8 repeatedly (in exasperation) until I got to the Windows Advanced Option Menu. At this point, I chose "Disable automatic restart on system failure".

This halted the instant re-start once getting to the blue screen, and gave me time to see this:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Disable or uninstall any anti-virus, disk defragmentation or backup utilities. Check your hard drive configuration, and check for any updated drivers. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x00000024 (0x00190203, 0x86c67008, 0xc0000102, 0x000000... Read more

Answer:XP Home:: Blue Screen Prior to Start-Up. :@

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Bought the following parts.

1 x LG W2353V Widescreen - 23" Monitor LCD, 16:9, 1920 x 1080, DFC 50000:1, 300cd/m2, 2ms, VGA/DVI y HDMI, Negro

1 x Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4 - Socket AM3, FSB 5200MT/s, AMD 790X, 4x DDR3 1666Mhz, 1GB Red, IEEE1394, CrossFireX PCI-E x16 V2.0

1 x Sapphire ATI Radeon HD4890, 1GB GDDR5 SDRAM 256bit, HDMI, HDCP, 2x DVI, HDTV, DX10.1, CrossFireX, PCI-Express x16 2.0

1 x Corsair TX850 - 850W 24/20 Pines ATX, soporta SLI & Crossfire, Abanico 14cm, 4 x 6+2Pin PCI-E

1 x AMD Phenom II X3 710 a 2.6GHz - Tres Núcleos, HyperTransport 4000Mhz, 3x 512KB L2 Cache, Socket AM3, Caja con Abanico

1 x Thermaltake Armor+ MX - Aluminio/Acero, Incluye abanicos de hasta 230mm, Conectores superiores USB 2.0/Sonido/eSATA, Ventana

2 x Super Talent 2GB DDR3 DIMM PC3-12800 (1600Mhz) CL9

2 x Western Digital 500GB Caviar SE16 - Disco Duro 7200RPM, 16MB Cache Buffer, SATA II (300MB/s)
And then called a technician to setup that, he builded it and everything and had to leave, he didnt checked it nor nothing. So I decided to install Windows 7, but now restarts alone or just stucks, cant move anything, etc. It's really wierd, now Im not sure if my windows 7 cd was messed up, or the pc parts are already damaged, or that is bad builded.

I'm really worrying, I just spent my money on those parts and now it's a problem to get a refund if any part is not working.

Thanks techguys..

Answer:Windows 7, stucks every 10 mins or so

Also, can't I install windows XP? If yes, which version.

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I try to boot my pc but it stucks at exactly this phase and reboots: it also pops up a message that says: detecting drivers ; done ; driver not found ;
Please help me😞

Answer:Pc stucks on starting windows! Please help!!

You can borrow my boot media.!AkcyDjKJJ6KwhwsjY7rHI4O7ujDz

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it is good for big screen phones. Android has that app screen rotation lock which allows landscape view in home screen.Please make this in the new updates.
P.S.Does microsoft ever read our proposals of new ideas??

Answer:Can Microsoft add landscape orientation to start/home screen?

This is not a Microsoft's office request site. So if u want that a certain features then plz upvote similar suggestions or submit ur features request on windows 10 mobile UserVoice form and in windows 10 mobile feedback app if u have windows 10 mobile installed in ur phone.

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I have a Intel Pentium D CPU 2.66GHz processor supported by MS XP professional Service pack-3 OS. I have cleaned the registry recently. In the recent week I have experienced a very very slow start up. Usually my computer starts up moderately fast, but now after the boot up and after the message "Windows is starting up" it almost takes more than five minutes to show the welcome screen and then after the "Loading personal settings" it again takes again another five minutes. So literally it takes more than 10 minutes for me to enter my user account. Earlier it had not taken more than 1-2 minutes for me to enter my user account. I would sincerely like you to kindly provide me with a solution to rectify this problem.
C.Baskar (cccbaskar)

Answer:Very slow to enter Home screen and user account

1. go to start>run>msconfig.
2. click startup tab.
3. untick the processes that are not sure to keep the system processes ticked.
4. press ok and restart your computer.
hope this trick solves your problem.

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I have recently formatted my old windows. But now I am not able to install windows 8(actually even windows XP and seven) . When I try to boot from USB setup starts But 'Expanding windows files' (which is second step of installation) stucks at midway like at 14% or 52% or 74% i.e. at any arbitary percentage and nothing happens . Actually I am able to move my cursor but installation no more proceeds further . I have tried to format many times and to run installation but every time installation stucks at midaway without any error .My laptop specs are as following:Acer aspire 5745 , 500GB HDD , 3GB RAM , intel core i3 processor . If anyone has idea to fix this problem please do let me know . Any help will be appriciated . (Sorry if my english is poor)

Answer:Windows 8 installation stucks at midway

Hard to say. Can you please explain what you think happened to your laptop? Did it have Windows 7? How old was it?If the laptop had a major failure with the HDD, doing a reformat does  not eliminate then problem. Did you not try the restore or repair features of the laptop?  Did it have a recovery partition?

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I have recently formatted my old windows. But now I am not able to install windows 8(actually even windows XP and seven) . When I try to boot from USB setup starts But 'Getting files ready' (which is second step of installation) stucks at midway like at 14% or 52% or 74% i.e. at any arbitary percentage and nothing happens . Actually I am able to move my cursor but installation no more proceeds further . I have tried to format many times and to run installation but everytime installtion stucks at midaway without any error .

My laptop specs are as following:
Acer aspire 5745 , 500GB HDD , 3GB RAM , intel core i3 processor .

If anyone has idea to fix this problem please do let me know . Any help will be appriciated . (Sorry if my english is poor or posting the thread at wrong place)

Answer:Windows 8 installation stucks at midway

Try a clean install by following this procedure:

Clean Install - Windows 8

Please make sure you delete all existing partitions as shown by the image in step 7.

Good luck.

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K, I have an HP Pavilion a 1000y with xp home. Recently had an issue and rebooted. Loads past the logo then to the dreaded black screen with nonmovable cursor. Safemode doesn't work, repairing with disc doesn't work, entering in VGA mode doesn't work, entering safemode with command prompt doesn't work. I am a computer novice, but like to try to fix things myself. Any words of wisdom?

Answer:Windows XP Home Edition Home black screen of death

What ever happens, you probably will need a Windows cd.

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Hiyas, some program groups or app shortcuts inside start menu folder won't show in full desktop start menu nor they're able to pin to home screen. I inspected respective folders a bit but found nothing suspicious. Most of them was created by regular installer. Also user permissions are good (inherited from start menu base). No matter if I move the folder/shortcut between "%AllUsersProfile%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs" ↔ "%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs", it just is ignored by desktop start menu.
Thanks in advance for any ideas.

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Okay, so yesterday I recieved a blue screen error on my laptop IRQL error stop code: 0x0000000A. I took it into best buy and repaired the systme through previous dates like maybe 15 times before it finally took on one(that I had already tried) and finally started back up.

I began to reinstall my programs and modifications I'd made to vista. RocketDock, Logon mod(to change appearance of logon screen), etc. I got to Vistaglazz did the system mod rebooted, worked fine, then I did the theme mod and rebooted and this error started again.

Ive successfully repaired this multiple times, ran memtest twice, gone through Event viewer and found a WMI error @ Event ID:10 found a forum that had a script to run to correct this, rebooted and it corrected.

However, The problem still exists.

I am at my end. I have absolutely no idea what could be causing this error or why it continues to perpetuate. There are NO other devices connected to my laptop, at the moment theres only like 4 programs AIM, Firefox, FFXI a MMORPG, and notepad++. I just don't know what else there is to do aside from wiping and reformating using the system restore files to reset the system to default settings. I've backed up all my important files so if I need to I am willing but I'd seriously rather not.

Some info on the laptop:
HP laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium x64
4gigs of ram
AMD Athlon Dual-Core QL-64 2.10 GHz

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hi All,

I had setup my VISTA OS to check for updates everyday by 3 AM. As you all know if there are any it will install and restarts itself. Yesterday I was awake during the install update happened. Installed and System restarted but it stucks at the screen where we see " Microsoft Corporation" and progress bar keep running... it stucks there forever..even after 10 hours I see the same screen..

I am able to load the OS in safe mode. I tried to do disk check for disk errors.
But getting a message, no solutions to this problem now and send the information.

I opened the System repair tool and tried to restore and was not able to do.
Logged in safe mode and tried for system restore ..its turned off and can not turn it on because its in safe mode and no option displayed to do so.

I uninstalled all the windows updates happened yesterday (Mar-11-2009) and tried to restart doesnt help either.

Please help me out with what could be the problem and a solutions to it...
Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks in advance.

Answer:After windows updates, system stucks at startup

Hi All,

this is neuropahari again..
Startup repair threw me some errors while it was attempting to repair..
Title Message " Satrtup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically"

Problem Signature
Prob Event Name: StartupRepairV2
Prob Sign 01: AutoFailOver
.............02 : ............
............. 03: ..........
............04: 65537
and so on and on
Locale ID: 1033

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I have successfully managed to upgrade, add a shutdown tile on the start screen, add a classic start on the desktop screen and get the right tiles on my desktop and remove the initial screen. I have a usable OS on my laptop again and it may sound strange but I like both interfaces and use them equally.

A few things I am really stuck on.

1. The right corner (charms bar) can take me back to the start tile screen from the desktop screen. However, it would be nice to have an icon on the desktop screen to take me to the start tile screen. I cannot find a way to do this. Please help.

2. I would like to pin my tiles so they never move. There are some tiles I want fixed nicely in the place I put them but each time I want to add a tile, and move it across, all my tiles move about.

3. It would be nice to colour my tiles individually. Is there any App to do this?

4. Some tiles cannot be made bigger (i.e. existing applications). Is there a way to do this?

Answer:Windows 8 Start Screen Link + Start Screen Questions

Originally Posted by xyciana

1. The right corner (charms bar) can take me back to the start tile screen from the desktop screen. However, it would be nice to have an icon on the desktop screen to take me to the start tile screen. I cannot find a way to do this. Please help.

Hello xyciana and welcome to Eightforums

I'm not sure if there is a way to make a shortcut icon to take you to the start screen. But you can use the Windows logo key on your keyboard to take you to the start screen. Just 1 press on the key and you are there.

2. I would like to pin my tiles so they never move. There are some tiles I want fixed nicely in the place I put them but each time I want to add a tile, and move it across, all my tiles move about.

I don't know if that can be done. In my knowledge, No.

3. It would be nice to colour my tiles individually. Is there any App to do this?

No, sorry to say that again, but that's how it is. No way to change the color of the tiles individually. But you never know, in the future somebody might come up with an application to change the color of the tiles For now, no is the answer.

4. Some tiles cannot be made bigger (i.e. existing applications). Is there a way to do this?

Well .... No again.

Hope I could help

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I was apprehensive but I'm loving Windows 8, however, what is driving me mad is the account name that features in the top right of my Start Screen. It is my previous name and although it seems menial it is driving me crazy that it is wrong! I have change in PC settings and also via Windows Live (which the log in is connected to) but the change won't reflect on the Start Screen.
Has anyone any ideas?!!

Answer:Windows 8 Start Screen-how do I change my account name on Start Screen??

I see you have got the solution to your problem. HERE.

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On-Screen Keyboard, as well as Magnifer, takes about 30 seconds to start. Machine equiped with C2D E8500 CPU and 4 Gb of RAM.

During On-Screen Keyboard startup two additional processes listed in Task Manager: consent.exe and utilman.exe, CPU consumtion is about 4%. Already checked for malware and have turned off all tray applications -- no luck.

What the reason may be?


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Dear TSF,

I am currently having a problem with my laptop. It had not been used for almost two months then this issue occurs; the booting process which usually took less than a minute now takes 6-10 minutes, and the same issue happens with the Start-up.

I am not sure of what's going on or has gone on with my pc. Since I went out of city for a couple of months, I didn't use my pc during that period. I've been experiencing this issue for the last two weeks.

At first I thought it was due to Spyware Doctor which was programmed to run at start-up, because at every startup this program failed to start and showed a message in the tray icon "Spyware Doctor engine is restarting" or sometimes "spyware doctor fail to start". (However, this was never the case before I went out of town) Therefore, i decided to uninstall this program through the Control Panel.

Then a few days later, my brother-in-law told me that he used my pc a couple of times while I was not around, and he said that he only used it for reading and replying e-mail, not more than that. Well, I can count on him for his words.

So, after surfing the internet, I found this forum and am really looking forward to getting your help out of this issue.

Here is the DSS:

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by JOHAN at 23:31:13.57 on Thu 04/23/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.503.229 [GMT 7:00]

AV: AVG 7.5.552 *On-acces... Read more

Answer:Boot-screen & Start-up really slow

Dear TSF,

It's been a while since I posted this thread. Now my pc still behaves the same since I've done nothing to it.

However, it seems like on every start up now, it pops the "windows explorer" window, telling me that my pc fails to load which then leaves the option of 'debug' and 'close'.

Once I tried to debug it, it left the desktop with only wallpaper for around a minute, then back loaded up the desktop (tray) icons and all.
But I did try to close it too, it suddenly popped up a small window on the top left of my desktop with a quite fast illegible message, at least to my knowledge of computer, "C:/ Recycler ...." I could only have a glimpse of that 'recycler'.

This morning when I started up and chose 'Close', it also popped the same message.

Please help.


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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:35, on 2008-03-11
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\Dot1XCfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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Hi, i am using a toshiba satellite with windows xp sp3. I got a blue screen and my laptop crashed right away. When i restart my laptop the start up took very long. Im not sure what i did. But i remember changing my antivirus from eset to panda then to eset again. Putting back eset didnt solve the very slow start up so i decided to unsinstall it again and now i dont know what to do. please help. i dont know if i got a virus or what. please help. thank you so much.

Answer:Help! Blue screen then slow start up!

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when I switch on my pc a black screen appears with white writing and at the top is says USB Storage Device and then further down it has PCI LISTING DEVICE AND a whole lot of 0's underneath. It hovers for about 2 minutes and then the windows screen appears and all is well from then on. How can I get rid of this black screen. thanks Ann

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It used to (few days ago) take less than 10 seconds to get to the login screen once the BIOS was finished, now it's taking more like 25 seconds. Since this is pre-login, I assume it has nothing to do with startup programs (note that startup is lightning fast once I login) and is more likely a driver issue?

From what I've read on forums, the suggestion is usually to consult the Event Viewer and/or configure Windows to give "verbose" messages during startup so you can monitor the start-up process?

Does that about sum it up?

Thank you!

Answer:Slow start-up BEFORE login screen

It could be a network issue. If your PC is configured to get its IP address and other settings from a DHCP server, such as a modem or router, and it is switched off, then it can lengthen the time to boot up if its searching for a router and then times out. If you leave the modem/router on then it should pick it up fast and make boot times faster.

Another thing to check for, is for the number of startup items that are loaded. Use MSConfig.exe to see what is loaded after Windows is started. Reducing these can improve startup and login times.

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Hello - I have been trying to fix days for one week now. My laptop came with win 7 home premium installed, and was running great. Last week suddenly could not start after updates, saying "BOOTMGR is missing Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". The first thing I did is to repair windows and could not. I decided to go ahead and install windows 7 from scratch. I wiped all HDD, and create new partition (so I will have three in total, 100MB, 500GB, 480GB - I have 1TB Hitachi Drive HDT721010SLA360. )  I hit continue and finished copying all files. It got to extend win files and stuck at 6% - after a while got a blue screen and windows install loop begins. I try again, and stuck and windows install startups. Tries more and more, at various stages including BIOS first screen, windows load files, windows starting... sometime just loops, and loops. I am using USB to boot. The keyboard and mouse are wireless and require USB to be plugged on desktop. I am thinking the hard drive is failing, I run the SMART test on it (both short and extended) and it came without errors. I recently got HP diagnostic disk and run it - all test passed without any failure.  I am wondering what is wrong?  I did test win 7 32bit, win 64bit, and Ubuntu and none of them worked. They all stuck at certain point or infinite loops.  I attached some pictures.  PLEASE HELP ME!  Please let me know if you have questions or need anything.   Thank y... Read more

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Can't get into windows, black screen with blinking cursor for some reason I can't even get into windows 7, after I get pass the screen that says "asus" , my laptop brand, It goes into a black screen with a blinking cursor in the left hand corner like this:

Click this bar to view the full image.

I'm unable to do anything at that point, it just blinks. I can't even boot into safe mode now, the only think I'm able to get into is the Bios Setup Utility menus and Asus' express gate, which is just a media/internet/gaming/skype thing that doesn't allow .exe files to run...

This came factory installed so I don't have a windows 7 disc to help run fixes or anything. please, someone, help.

Answer:Windows 7 unable to bootup.. stucks at blinking cursor

Go into the BIOS settings. go under the boot tab. Make sure you have your HDD selected for first boot.


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My Samsung RV520 came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit installed, i formated the HDD and Partitioned it into 2 Drives @ 250gb in a bid to dual boot XP&Win7. After succesful installation of XP-SP3, ive encoutered a problem with Win7 Ultimate (both 64x and 86x) installation as i booted from dvd and also via usb too it says windows loading files and stucks when the Win7 Logo is Loading. What could be the problem?
More info:Also i cant boot via any Linux distributions. .is it a missing driver or what is it guys?please help.

Answer:Windows 7 installation stucks when loading win 7 logo(icon)

So you only have XP SP3 on the HD now? Are all other HD's and peripherals unplugged?

Where did you get WIn7 Ultimate ISO? How is it being burned to DVD or written to flash stick? How do you plan to activate it?

Why aren't you using Home Premium which came with the PC? Using Ultimate causes you to lose the $100+ value of the OS which is good for the life of the machine. Which of the few extra features in Ultimate require this? Compare Windows 7 Editions - Windows 7 Forums

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I m using the desktop with asus board p7h55 m le with navida quadro fx 3700 card...Windows 7 is working very fine on this system but now i change my windows to windows 8(full and activated version) i noticed that when i shut down my windows 8 and power off it also from the electricity then when ever i power on my system my mouse and keyboard stuck on windows login screen and mouse pointer is completely vanishes and keyboard also become stuck then if i directory press the restart button then after again booting it works normal but if i shutdown again by pressing the power the button the problem remain the same.. kindly help me out i m new to this forum and i m very annoying from it kindly guide me

Answer:Mouse(pointer vanishes) and keyboard stucks at windows 8 .

Are you sure you are actually turning the computer off? It sounds more like the computer is going into standby, and when you 'turn it back on' so to speak, Windows is having a problem re-initializing the keyboard/mouse from standby - which is why after you then restart it again (ie., a full restart), everything works fine.

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Hi there, please can you help?
I realize this BSOD might be a commonly reported problem but the issues here seem not to have been addressed specifically by other threads so I hope I haven't opened a new thread unnecessarily. Anyhow, here goes...
Various pc problems have arisen since coming home from holiday last week:

Background: 2 months ago: installed samsung SSD to run a new install of Win 7 64bit - on Asus P5NE-SLI with newly installed AHCI controller card. Successful after some troubleshooting; ran fine for several weeks.

PC left for 2 weeks while on holiday: on return a few days ago pc had problems on start-up: blank screen; no/slow start-up then BSOD attached.
The problem now is specifically a start-up issue: very slow to boot windows; if I hit F8 or del then BIOS loads very slowly, if at all; windows loads but freezes part way through. It DOES eventually load but it doesn't seem stable: yesterday the pc restarted unprompted.
The clock time was incorrect by about 20minutes when I got home from holiday (cmos battery?)

So far, I have (in chronological order)...
cleaned out dust, checked for shorts and loose wires
run Prime95 stress tests: seems OK - no crashes; Speed Fan recorded CPU temps of >50C before I closed the program. On idle CPU is now 37C; GPU 47C
memtest run overnight: 7 passes no errors;
updated GPU driver; run Furmark GPU stress test: all fine!
searched for other driver updates - none required (at least through windows)
run Sams... Read more

Answer:Slow start-up; crawls into BIOS setup; then slow to load windows

The problem is with your usb hub, or quite possibly a usb device that is plugged into it.
The fault is clearly sourced in the usb system though.
You may try updating your chipset drivers.
try rebooting with nothing plugged in but mouse and kb.

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I have a Satellite U50D-A and when I turned it on thismorning it starts on the "Toshiba leading inovation screen" with Preparing Automatic Repair written on the bottom. I've googled it but everyone else has the same problem but stuck in a loop...mines just frozen on that first screen. Now been 9 hours and am starting to doubt it will automatically repair

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I have a Satellite U50D-A and when I turned it on thismorning it starts on the "Toshiba leading inovation screen" with Preparing Automatic Repair written on the bottom. I've googled it but everyone else has the same problem but stuck in a loop...mines just frozen on that first screen. Now been 9 hours and am starting to doubt it will automatically repair

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Answer:Windows Vista, slow running, slow start up, physical memory cach is near full

This link has many programs to help clean up a slow computer!!!!

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My laptop is able to boot up normally. But when I want to log in to my account, it stucks at "Loading your personal settings" screen. I waited for quite sometime but it is still stuck there and my profile is not uploaded. I tried many times. But discovered I am able to log in to administrator account and use it without problems. I had even done a system restore but it does not solve the problem. It was working fine till now. I had this problem before and had to reformat it. But I do not want to. Is there any way to solve this problem? Please help. I really need to access to this account.

Answer:Screen stucks at "Loading your personal settings". HELP please!!!

If you can log in to the administrator account then you should be able to resolve this.Log in as the admin, then openC:\Documents and Settings\your.usernameSelect Tools > Folder Options > View Select "Show hidden files and folders"This folder contains all the information relating to your account. For the time being, you can access files this way.To resolve the problem, I would try renaming the folders in C:\Documents and Settings\your.username one at a time. Then log off, and try logging on Rename "Application Data" to "Application Data Old"Log off administratorLog on as your.usernameIf this failsLog on as administratorRename "C:\Documents and Settings\your.username\application data old" back to C:\Documents and Settings\your.username\application dataRepeat this process for each folder.

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- I booted my laptop yesterday however it only came out with a black screen with a mouse pointer, no loading or anything that you usually see on startup. I forced shut down my laptop and turn it back on and everything went back to normal. However this happened again earlier today so I consulted my friend about this and he told me it was a computer virus where the virus activates on startup, and told me to go to this website for help.
- Windows 8.1
Things I have tried
- "SFC /Scannow" CMD command - Came out with no integrity Violations
- MCafee virus scan - Did not do anything
(I am sorry for my bad english, it is not my first language)

Answer:Slow Laptop and Black screen on start-up

Welcome aboard  We can check if your computer is clean...  Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If... Read more

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I have windows vista home edition. My start up is extremly slow almost 5 mins and i get a black screen for at least 2 mins before my desk top shows. I use malware bytes and cc leaner. I have ran them both and not showing anything on them. Can someone please help me I use this computer for work but its so slow starting its causes problems for my job. I dont know what else to try!!
Thank you,

Answer:start up is extremly slow and get black screen

Can you post your system specs?

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I want to boot into safe mode. My monitor takes too long to refresh. By the time Im suppose to have let go of the Ctrl. key, my system is starting normally and I missed starting in safe mode. I remember reading something on speeding up the monitor but, It was a long time ago.
If you think this may help, Im running ME on a Dell Dimension 4100. It's a Dell P780 monitor. Display adapter is NVIDIA RIVA TNT 2 Model 64.
Directions to a fix will be appreciated. Thanks from me to you.

Answer:Screen refresh rate too slow at start-up

I'm not quite sure of your exact problem and I have never used windows ME but to start in safe mode ocassionally tap F8 during startup not control.

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I cannot believe that MS has not left us with any option for a simple drop-down list of programs, in text form, which is vastly more efficient to scan and select from than any icon-based silly page like Start Screen.

Can anyone tell me how to get a dropdown screen of programs, such as was formerly available in Windows 97, which was a much more accessible and intuitive operating system. Windows 8, as far as I can tell, has been designed for highschool kids, not people actually interested in the work productivity

Answer:Start Screen is unintuitive, slow and inefficient

I can't disagree with that.

97 was before my time, but a lot are using start menu replacements which often have the option to boot straight to desktop and disable the hot corners, if that is any use to you.

Many find it transforms 8 into something they can live with - though they wouldn't have chosen it.

You might give Classic shell a go,:

Welcome to Classic Shell

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I have new laptop, ASUS A52J, i3 processor, 4 GB of memory, 640 GB hdd and so on.
It runs legal Windows 7 professional, x64 system and it usual memory usage after booting is around 40% as I have many applications loaded on boot (Skype, MSN, Hamachi, Avast, MSE, and few other utilities...)

It worked perfectly for few months, though it needed minute or 2 to completely load and boot, those few minutes were acceptable in every way.

Suddenly, I don't know why, when I turn on the laptop, type password and desktop appear it just stucks at that point. Anything I do in that 15 mins and sometimes more causes laptop to completely freeze. I cant even invoke task manager.

Its completely frustrating see this quite good configuration struggling to load and boot windows.

From your experience is this windows issue? Can this be connected with some recent windows 7 updates? Also, I checked memory with windows memory diagnostic tool seeking for some memory issues, but it whole test passed for several times without errors. I did repair using windows 7 DVD but this didn't solve the problem.

Avast free AV, Microsoft Essentials and Malwarebytes (all newest versions and updated ) didn't report any malware/virus/trojan on the system.

Can I suspect some faulty hardware on brand new laptop?

What are your suggestions?
Ty all in advance.

Answer:Windows 7 professional x64 stucks while booting on ASUS A52J laptop

Hmmm.........first thing I notice is that you have both Microsoft Security Essentials and Avast. You should pick one or the other, not both.

Type msconfig.exe in the start box and go to msconfig. Look at the startup tab. Uncheck everything except your antivirus and restart. Does that improve things?

Look at the services tab of msconfig. Check "hide all Microsoft services". How many services are then shown and do you need them all to be running?
Have you downloaded and run the hard disk manufacturer's disk tools?

You are absolutely locked out of Task Manager?

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Hi everyone!

I've got a problem.
I downloaded the BIOS Update from the Toshiba Hompage.

The update started correctly, but at the point "Flash new BIOS" at "Processing block 26 of 33" the update stucks!
I'm waiting since almost 2 hours, but nothing happens.
My screen freezes, I can't move the cursor, the clock shows the same time.... so nothing happens...

Is that normal?
I don't think so, but it's my first BIOS-update, hence I'm not really familiar with it...

Does anyone has an idea?

It would be great to get some help!

Answer:Portege M800 - BIOS Update stucks - Windows 7 32bit


This is different not a common BIOS update process?
The BIOS update should not take a long time.

In your case is it possible that something went wrong during the flashing process and the ROM module has not been flashed properly.
I think you are in trouble and in my opinion only the ASP technician would be able to help you.

The BIOS ROM must be flashed again using an crisis procedure and this can be done only by an ASP technician.


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Hello to everybody,

I'm italian, I've a Satellite A300 with Vista Home Premium, I payed 30 euros for the free upgrade to Windows 7 that reached my house yesterday. I received 2 DVDs:
- 1 to "make ready" my laptop : *TOSHIBA UPGRADE DVD*
- 1 to upgrade the O.S. : *WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM UPGRADE DVD*

+The first step:+ to use the first DVD: all right, "the system is ready to install Windows 7, please insert the second dvd". When I insert the second one, I accept the license and after that, the first step of istallation: *"system compatibility check"*
*This steps is my problem.*

I restated more than 10 times the praxis but it jams at that step, I left laptop at this step all night long but today morning it was still there, no advances, it's obvious that there's a problem, but I cannot understand if it depends on my laptop or on the DVD.

I tried to start the laptop with Windows 7 DVD inside, the system start by the DVD but it ask me to format the partition in which are vista files and this is not an upgrade. I bought an upgrade just to not delete previous programs and to not format the first partition of my laptop's disk.

How to do, whom can i turn to?
Does anyone have the same problem?
Does anyone know an escape?

thanx 4 your replies

Dread One

Answer:Satellite A300-1RZ - Windows 7 upgrade stucks on first step of installation

Hi Dread One

That?s strange because I didn?t have a problem with my upgrade disk from Toshiba. Everything worked fine! :)

I don?t know if you read this but here is a step by step upgrade instruction:

As you can read before upgrade you have to remove some programs if they are installed on your computer.
Check this!!!

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I can't get my desktop to work I add a fix-it repair disk and I think I deleted my programs in there I can't get to the home screen or the internet. I bought a xp recovery disk and even a system rescue disk both did not com with instructions the recovery disk when I first used it I didn't put in a password cause I didn't know it so I did get to go throw the setup menu so when I use it and it asks me to start with windows or hit the r in setup I'll hit enter and the screens says this! Set-up cannot find the End user Licensing agreement <EULA> set-up cannot continue. To quit press f3. I new a this I know nothing about computers at all this is all new to me I did something dumb I went into the setup menu and changed the settings to the computers to so now it doesn't even boot up right cause when it try and use the the boot up command the safe Mode with the command prompt /safe mode it won't boot up it say passing up booting . I so stuck and confused help please . Thank you

Answer:My windows xp home won't boot up to home screen

The recovery process means you will lose all you files, not a problem if you have everything backed up.If you haven't, take the HDD out & Slave it to another HDD/comp ( no need to bolt it in, just cable it & leave it outside the case ) You may have a choice of jumper settings on the master HD, such as master with slave or ms. Copy your stuff ( don't forget your emails & address book ) onto the host HD or other media.Now put it back in your comp, once again, no need to bolt it in at this stage ( change the jumper, back to where it was ) go into the Bios & set the boot to either Boot from floppy or CD 1st. Now off the boot floppy, fdisk, reboot & format. Or, from the CD, delete ALL the partitions & format to NTFS. You lose everything.Now reinstall the operating system.Setup cannot find the End-User License Agreement (EULA). Setup will not continue edited by Johnw

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My daughter's college laptop has to be cleaned up a little. It seems to hang at bootup and show a light green screen for the longest time. Then it will eventually show her desktop. Then it takes forever to allow her to click on anything to start. 
It has Macafee on it, it has Malware Antivirus free on it, GlarySoft. It defrags once a week. 
Would anyone be able to help me look into this light green screen displaying at startup?
 You guys have helped me before with my browser being hyjacked...but I know if I run jobs...someone should look at them that knows what is happening. I checked for updated drivers and that seems to be ok..but you never know. 
Thanks so much. 

Answer:PC boots slow, light green screen at start up

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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hellowould anyone be willing to help, my computer is suddenly slow to start up after XP welcome screen take an idle 1 minute, it hasnt been like this ever before,and my computer free from spyware and viruses(zonealarm pro and NOD32)this is the log of the Hijackthis program I got, it seem to be free of spyware but then what is causing that idle minute after the welcome screen?Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:37:44 PM, on 6/21/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WIND... Read more

Answer:computer slow to start up after XP welcome screen take an idle 1 minute

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Since i upgraded my Lenovo ideapad Y50-70 to Windows 10 i'm finding problems when i play games like Warthunder or World of Tanks. Sometimes i get the following error message from the notification-screen: Windows 10 has find a kernel problem and has automatically been fixed. And then it shuts down the game/application. Sometimes Warthunder tries to run the game in DirectX 9.0 and then it can't use the nvidea card at all.. Is there anyone which knows a fix for this? Currently i have tried lots of things like: - Deinstall Nvidea GeForce (& all it's components) and performing a clean install. - Installing the previously best-known running Nvidea GeForce version. Both these options didn't work out. Please let me know if you are having the same problems as i am   Btw: my secondary card is an Nvidea GeForce GTX 860M. thank you, Jim.

Answer:( Lenovo Y50-70 ) Windows 10 stucks when playing a game or running the GeForce application like my pages said~our GTX860M cannot updated to newest driver~

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I had this problem today and it took some of my time and I couldn't find anything useful on google except stuff like " :( your flash disk is dead..", "iso image is corrupted"
First I thought the problem was the image I used to write on my usb stick so I tried a new download..but that's not it..(at least in my case")

I think there was a problem with hard disk which I parted as "C:250 and D:250" I was quite hopeless so I divided one of 250's to 75.. and chose 75 to install the system...somehow it didn't stuck the process and it got installed.

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I was recently infected with a trojan virus. Sophos removed it successfully but it keeps showing up. Now my internet explorer and firefox are running extremely slow but after just installing safari, I think it's a problem with the apps themselves because internet speed is fine. I can't install spybot s&d because the installer file needs to connect to the internet and it just times out every time.

Here's my hijackthis log

Any help with whatever this virus and/or malware did to my computer would be great.

Thanks in advance

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:36:31 PM, on 08/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\MagicTune Premium\MagicTuneEngine.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\OcHealthMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\SAVAdminService.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\ALsvc.exe
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Answer:constant blue screen errors on start up and really slow internet

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My computer was working fine then just the past couple days has been acting WIERD.

So this is what happens, while using the computer, periodically when I go to the start screen and search for something, it just hangs for about 20-60 seconds before responding. Now today, every single time I start the computer, it loads fine gets me to the start screen, but if I type anything for the search then it freezes on me for 20-60seconds. If I start it and immediately go to the desktop, I can run SOME programs like IE or Chrome but NOT Ventrilo or games (for 20-60 seconds). Also, TASK manager will not come up nor do any of the windows 8 "charms" work for that time frame.

I am at a loss, this is a fresh OS install about a month ago on a brand new Samsung 840 SSD. All my drivers are up to date, I didn't have this issue a week ago but I did have a system restore point that I restored my computer to and that didn't fix it.

I also tried the Windows Startup Repair, and it tells me it could not repair it and to check my log at "F:/Window...." whereas I have NO F:/ drive and Windows is obviously installed on my C:/ drive (also, it will not allow me to "refresh" my computer. *I have legit Windows 8 Keys that I purchased

I have tried disabling the fast boot in power options.
I have ran a registry cleaner (ccleaner, I hate running cleaners but it was a desperate measure).
I tried creating a new user account.

I REALLY hope someone can help me here as I do NOT want... Read more

Answer:Start screen Search and Task manager slow load.

Nothing like 5 hours of googling and brain wrecking to discover a stupid fix. Ugh, turns out "Nvidia Network Service" is the culprit. I disable that and ALL the problems went away. Hope this helps someone else who runs into issues like mine!!

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My computer (Dell Inspiron 530) has become slow to boot up. it takes around 5 to 8 minutes to get up and running. When it gets there it runs great.

When it boots up you get a blank screen for a minute or less, then the Dell Spalsh screen for about 3-4 minutes and then the Windows Xp screen for around 3 minutes.

Using McAFee and no virus, malware etc issues detected. I have maintained computer well and runs absolutely perfectly outside of this slow start up.

Ran the Dell support check and came up with an Error 4COO:021D. The seconds register is not updating. The part may be bad or the 32KHz crystal might not be functioning.

Any ideas what that means and which part or how to fix?

Answer:Window Xp - Slow to Boot Up (start up screen load long)

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Good afternoon everyone. I'm so frustrated. My computer used to run super fast and suddenly last week it takes forever to open up webpages. Can anyone help?
Here's a HiJackThis of my logfile.
Thanks a bunch ahead of time.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:31:54 PM, on 9/26/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Nikon\NkView4\NkVwMon.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
c:\program files\common files\aol\1192404709\ee\services\antiSpywareApp\ver2_0_32_1\AOLSP Sc... Read more

Answer:Windows XP SLOW SLOW Too many PRocesses Start-ups

Try to empty Internet temporary files and Temp first. then use msconfig and uncheck all the programs u do not need at startup.
Scan ur computer with antivirus and antispyware as well

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My Lenovo U410 stucks at the Lenovo Logo screen with the white dots, after a few minutes the screen goes blank and the same process of stucking at the lenovo logo screen continues.Some time this goes a bit further and stucks at the screen with "Reparing Drive 100% complete". But the laptop never boots with windows 8, it either stucks with lenovo logo or the Reparing Drive screen. Any idea whats going wrong, or any ideas to solve the problem.

Answer:Lenovo U410 Stucks at lenovo screen

Tried to boot with the DVD consisting of windows 8, strangley even if I change the boot order to the CD Drive, The laptop doesn't boot with the CD drive it still tries to boot from the Hard Disk.Also tried selecting to boot from the CD Drive after pressing fn + F12 after powering on the laptop, But strangley the laptop still tries to boot from the hard disk only. Then I have changed the Boot Mode in BIOS to the Legacy mode from the UEFI mode and the boot priority to legacy first.Then the laptop boots from the Cd drive. Why is this, Is it required to set the boot mode to legacy for booting from the external CD drive...?

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Lost all my dektop icons, instead at start-up I have a blue screen and in big letters "SPYWARE INFECTIONYour system is infected with spyware. Windows recommends you to use a spyware removal tool to prevent loss of important data and increase system prefomance. Using this PC before having it cleaned from spyware threats is highly discouraged."I followed all the advice from "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log, Instructions for receiving help in cleaning your computer" downloaded everything but computer is still slow and the blue warning screen still comes on without the icons!Here is my "Hijackthis log...Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:03:05 PM, on 1/8/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\... Read more

Answer:Slow Computer, Also Blue Screen With Spyware Infection Warning At Start-up

Hi,You have probably been helped elsewhere, but if you still need help can you post a new log from HijackThis. The notification system will tell me that you posted.In case you are not using the latest version of HijackThis (1.99.1), please download the latest version from one of these addresses:

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Hi All.
Ok, first i noticed i had program missing, ( i think when i was having a clean out i may of deleted it by mistake, i did a system restore ,i got the program back but then my anti virus and anti spyware didn't work ? also it took a very long time from start up for my pc to start, id put in my password then 3 mins of a back screen then before widows would be there , i re did the restore, and anti spyware works but not anti virus ? im told " the avast program has been stopped or is inconsistent state please re start the program to resume protecting your system"
i try this, but nothing happens ?
im running Vista, Avast and Stopzilla
thanks for any help

Answer:very slow black screen on start up / anti-virus stopped working

Stopzilla has some poor and good reviews and the poor reviews would put me off from installing it.
Maybe download malwarebytes and give that a run to see if it finds any problems.You get a fortnights trial of the pro version now.

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I have a laptop Satellite P300. On booting up vista the microsoft logo comes up and then when the POST screen should be showing me what the bios is checking the screen is blank.

It remains blank for 5 to 10 mins then the pointer appears then it finally goes to the desktop.
I suspect the bios is hanging on something but I can't see cos the screen is blank. I suspect there is a setting somewhere. I can enter the bios but can't find anything in there.

Also regards to the extremely slow boot, I have disabled nearly all the start up programs but it has made no difference.

Has anyone any ideas?

Answer:Re: Satellite P300 - POST screen blank on booting up and very slow start up

to add to the above I have noticed that the bios doesn't beep on start up either?

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The start screen interface of Windows 8, as well as the improved versions in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Featured Update, let you pin apps or programs to it so that you can open them quickly from there.

Designed specifically for touch-screen devices, it has its limitations and usability issues on devices without touch. While I do use it for a couple of things, search for example if I do not have a start menu app installed at the time, I do not really use it as an application or program launcher. The icon that I click on the most when I'm there is the Desktop icon which leads to the system's desktop interface.

One of the things that is not well designed in my opinion is that you cannot really customize the Start Screen interface much.

While Windows 8.1 introduced an option to use your desktop wallpaper there, it is very limited in terms of what you can place on it, and where you can place those elements.

Start Screen Unlimited is an interesting piece of software, and the main reason why that is the case is that it adds features to Windows 8's start interface., making it more useful in the process.

The program is available as a Lite and Deluxe version. The core differences between both versions are that you can only use the Deluxe version in a commercial environment, and that you get to use access to 3D menus that you can use. Plus, you get free support, automatic updates and new features before free users do.

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Answer:Start Screen Unlimited adds features to Windows 8′s Start interface

Seems legit, gonna try this app, thanks !

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I am hoping people on the forum can help me. Got a Dell XPS M1550 last year January. Everything was fine until today. It's a North American machine, but I was in England for an exchange and currently am, and I think Dell warranty on Hardware is 1 year anyway so really no point after 3 months into the second year. (The region just incase power has anything to do with but its been fine the past 6 months so I don't see how it might).

In any case, I was away last night, and when I came back, my computer was on because I left it to run a McAfee virus check. When I was leaving it had 34GB of free space on HDD, but when I checked it when I returned it was at 59.1GB.

After I turned of the computer later in the day and took it with me to a different city I connected it again and turned it on. From that point it went directly to the windows welcome screen with windows logo and Windows 7 text loading, but not going anywhere. Eventually it restarted giving me 2 options: Either go into start-up repair or start windows normally. When I start it normally, same thing happens, when I go into system repair, it is stuck at a black screen with a mouse cursor. It won't boot safe mode or any other mode, giving me error screens... (Either {Fatal ... Error} or STOP: 0x0000007B error. I've had an HP fail on me last year with Vista and it was a motherboard failure, I am afraid this may be the same thing again although I am not sure...

It won't boot in safe mode, and I do not have th... Read more

Answer:Windows Stuck in Start Screen or Start-Up Repair Mode


Fortunately, you can still create a repair disc, using method 2 of this tutorial: System Repair Disc - Create

Just download the ISO and burn it.

Try booting to the repair disc, and try a System Restore: System Restore

Good luck!

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I do not mean when I chose tablet mode but with keyboard attached

Answer:How can I make Windows 10 start in full start screen mode?

Yes, you can.
Settings > Personalization > Start. Turn on "Use start full screen".

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Let me be somewhat specific. I want my Windows 10 startup and operation to appear as much like Windows XP Pro as possible.
I do not use ANY social media aps, and the CLOUD type things that are available. I do not want them to take space on the HD either, and I would like to control the updates so that these things do not download to the PC either.
OK, I am NEW to Win10 and have what I am told is a SMALL HD, 32gigs is not small to me, but windows keeps taking away HD space. The actual OS part is less than 8gig, but it is eating up another 10 gig of the HD. Maybe there is no way to accomplish this, BUT I must examine this.
I have 2 identical Dell micro 3050. the auto updates keep taking away HD space. The start screen things (icons) have been made invisible, so they boot to the desktop now. No password needed, and no Outlook account either.
OK folks, you can shoot at the messenger now. I am willing to let the basic OS update, but don't need all the application update to download and never leave. I would manually delete stuff if I knew what was not tied to the actual Win10 os.

Answer:Disable & remove ALL Start Start screen aps to make Windows 10 look like XP

Classic Shell may be what you are looking for.

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The latest 'Building Windows 8' video shared with the public appears to reveal a completely overhauled Start Menu UI, and also unveils a new flavor of the Start Screen UI that was first demoed in early June 2011.

As the Windows 8 development process moves forward, Microsoft offers more and more glimpses of not just the platform?s under-the-hood evolution, but also of the next generation look and feel of the operating system.

The software giant already made it clear that it will be adapting concepts such as Metro UI and Ribbon / Fluent UI for the next major iteration of Windows.

In the first public demonstration of Windows 8 the company showcased the new Metro-based Start Screen, an alternative to the traditional Windows interface when the OS runs on touch-enabled next generation devices, but not only.Click to expand...

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Answer:Windows 8 Metro UI Start Menu and New Start Screen UI Revealed

save lot time about this new feature on windows 8.

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Can someone please help me? I'm a first-time forum user

I've got an Acer Aspire laptop here that has decided to stop loading/starting up.

When I turn the power button on:
- I can see the Acer logo screen (and also get into setup if I press F2)
- The cursor (_) blinks once or twice
- Then the screen just goes black/blank and stays that way

Twice (when I have left power on at the black screen), I have eventually seen this Windows Boot Manager message (maybe after 5 minutes each time):

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

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

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

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.
Unfortunately, I do not have the Windows installation disk.

I have tried using a System Repair Disk (on DVD, burnt from another laptop with same OS)....but got stuck when the broken laptop didn't detect or couldn't read the disk.

I also tried the Alt+F10 system recovery, but after 20 minutes on the "Please wait a moment..." screen, I gave up and turned the power off.

Please help. Thanks.

Answer:Acer won't start, Black screen / Windows failed to start

Hello noob and welcome to Seven Forums.

Can you get into Safe Mode via the Advanced Boot Options menu? If yes, you can check for damaged or corrupt system files by running a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two in the SFC tutorial.) If problems are found, run the scan 3 times and reboot the computer after each scan.

Safe Mode

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Another possibility from Safe Mode is to try rolling back your computer to a date/time prior to this problem occuring using a system restore point.

System Restore

If the above desn't help, one of the Forum experts prepared a troubleshooting guide for failure to start issues.

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