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Windows freezes for over ~1 minute after each cold boot/reboot

Question: Windows freezes for over ~1 minute after each cold boot/reboot

So ever since I upgraded to a GeForce GTX 460, I've been getting these ~1min long freezes every time my PC just finished loading Windows (either after a cold boot or reboot).

What could be causing this?

EDIT: This didn't happen to me with my old Radeon HD 5770.

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Answer: Windows freezes for over ~1 minute after each cold boot/reboot

I would suspect a driver issue fist thing. Check here for the July 2010 version: Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

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Hello Thinkpadders, My Thinkpad S431 has some kind of disease.  I don't know if it is manmade or not.  The symptoms have been evolving with time.  Back in October of 2014 the symptom was that Windows 7 would hang during shutdown.  At that time I did a triage investigation in msconfig where I discovered that if I disabled the ExpressCache service it would not hang during shutdown.  So I disabled ExpressCache.  Then some time more than 6 months ago I noticed that the machine would take over 8 minutes to cold boot.  Recently I have become infected with one or more malware programs and have been throwing things out to regain control of the system.  ExpressCache has been disabled and uninstalled.  Lenovo RapidBoot has been disabled.  After expunging several malware programs the cold boot time is rock solid steady at 8 minutes 14 seconds. Since ExpressCache is gone and RapidBoot has been disabled I decided to disable the LITEONIT LSS-24L6G in the Device Manager.  When I did that the boot time dropped from 8 minutes 14 seconds to 5 minutes 11 seconds.  This is the time for a cold, clean boot. I have questions about this: Why would disabling the SSD cache speed things up?  Does it burn resources even when the software that drives it has been disabled?  Is there software in the stack somewhere that is polling for an answer that it will never get?  Does that software do that without comp... Read more

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I have a lenovo y560 (w7 64 home premium) w/ a strange issue - if I reboot the PC it will be stuck in the windows loading screen with no HDD activity.If I power off and power on, its fine every time.I tried a startup repair (automatic) which actually broke it entirely, it couldn't detect BCD or some similar error msg. Tried command line recovery with bootrec, bootsect, no dice, it couldn't even see any installations. So I re-imaged the PC using recovery disks... and the problem is still there! LOLThe complication is that its got rapiddrive. You can see the SSD in device manager and disk management, however Lenovo is hiding everything behind its software, e.g. in disk management you don't see any partitions active at all! I don't know if this has anything to do with it. Anyone got any hints where to look? I am so confused as to why its a problem if its a reboot, but not when its a cold boot.

Answer:Cold boot OK, reboot = stuck on windows loading screen (rapiddrive?)

re-install graphic card drivers, press f8 to load safe mode to check the issue persists on safe mode, too ( may having graphic card driver issue ), try to re-seat your ram sticks and post back if it doesn't fix your issue.

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XP pro freezes in one to three minutes after I reboot with no applications running. Num Lock light will go off and on with toggle.  Hard drive light is active for a couple of minutes but then goes to a steady blink-the cursor will not activate anything and eventually I get an hourglass that never goes away until I reboot.Does not freeze in Safe ModeI have defragged and run memtest--OKWas able to nurse it through Norton update and a current scan--found no viruses. Once I got the virus scan going it did a complete scan-5-10 minutes and did not freeze??BOXX computer with  Dual XEON 3.06 with 4 GB ram (ram from BOXX) Nvidia Quadro FX 1000 128MB graphics card with 2 73GB 10000 rpm scsi drives XP Pro.The unit is under warranty, and the manufacturer is sending me 2 new drives (one with new OS installed).  However, I somehow do not believe the drives are the problem and I may lose all of my programs and data for nothing.Suggestions greatly appreciated. Roger

Answer:XP freezes about one minute after reboot

I would think it would of been a virus.Your computer should be very fast with those specs.Try another virus scan like the trend micro house call.Norton is no good it never finds anything that's why i got rid of it a year ago. R0SS

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Hi all,

I have been facing this very strange problem these past four to five weeks. My machine refuses to boot up from cold. During the cold boot, the system reaches the stage where the text box appears for entering user password. Now the moment I type any character on the keyboard, the system freezes.

But when I press restart and reach the same stage of entering the password, it proceeds normally.

I have XPSP3, two physical hard disks, 2GB RAM, DG965RY motherboard, Intel PIV cpu.

Is this a known issue, or is it something that I have stumbled across for the first time?

Thanks for your guidance...
 

Answer:Windows XP SP3 Freezes On Cold Boot, But Works On Restart

The primary C drive may be causing this. When you get Windows up, go to My Computer, and right-click on the C drive. Select Properties, tools, check disk for errors. Set a disk check on restart. See if any errors are detected
 

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If I shutdown my computer and do a cold boot it freezes at the Windows 7 Loading Screen. Once it reaches this point (and only this point) once I hit restart everything powers up just fine ( I can have the computer stay on for weeks and it is fine).

It only happens when I shut down.

I really need your help. I am completely stumped. Because of this problem I can't sell this computer or do anything with it.

Computer:
Asus p5n-d
Intel Core 2 Duoe 2.13ghz
EVGA Geforce 9800gtx+
Corsair 4gb Ram
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Maxtor / Seagate Hard drives
Pioneer DVD RW

things I have tried:
- switching out and trying all my ram slots and ram
- disconnecting all unnecessary hardware
- reset cmos
- updated bios
- played with many different settings in bios
- disabled legacy diskette
- s3 instead of (s1&s2)
- Reinstalled Windows 7 ( around 8 times)
- on different hard drives
- Ran CC Cleaner

Windows Event Log
The only thing I can try and diagnose is this in the windows event log. But I don't know how to decipher this.

Warning: The driver \Driver\WUDFRd failed to load for the device Root\SIDESHOW\0000.

Warning: The driver \Driver\WUDFRd failed to load for the device Root\SIDESHOW\0001.

Error: \SystemRoot\SysWow64\drivers\libusb0.sys has been blocked from loading due to incompatibility with this system. Please contact your software vendor for a compatible version of the driver.

Details: - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.micr... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 64 bit freezes on cold boot (after a shutdown). But works perfect on restar

Run Memtest from a cold boot.

Quote:




Memtest - Instructions:

Download the ISO (or the .exe for USB drives) from here Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Then (if you have chosen the ISO) burn the ISO using ImgBurn: The Official ImgBurn Website

Boot from the CD/USB and run the test (at least 7 passes)




If that passes then run Prime95: CPU - Stress Test with Prime95 - Windows 7 Forums (run the Blend test as well as the SmallFFTs test)

Also, what brand/model PSU are you using?

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Recently, I accidentally clicked on a few bad google links. Soon after, my computer started acting weirdly. I started receiving windows notices saying that my computer was infected with spyware. I could tell that these were fake and started scanning my computer with avast anti-virus. It was acting weirdly and then I saw that a window popped up called "vista anti-virus" i then googled this and found that this was a fake anti-virus that would install more viruses on my computer. So, I panicked and manually shut down my computer with the power button and booted into safe mode. I then scanned my computer with avast and spybot s&d. It removed as many trojans, spyware, and adwares that it could find, except a few, the only which of that i remember was a trojan called smit.fraud. So I googled smit.fraud and found that it could be fixed with this tool: http://siri.geekstogo.com/SmitfraudFix.php . After running this, i thought that my problems would be fixed. So, I booted normally and I could still see some icons from the virus like Privacy Protector, Fetish Pics, and weirdly, ESET Nod32 anti-virus, none of which I (deliberately) installed. Then, all of a sudden I saw that my computer had completely frozen up. So, I rebooted, and after a minute or so the same thing happened again. I booted once more and yet again, the same thing happened. So, I tried to log into safe mode, and to my horror, I could not log in and an error popped up saying something to the effect that win... Read more

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Brand new custom computer running windows 7 64 pro with SP1.
I installed the Os, and drivers from the Asus motherboard disk, on the first day I got it, and
from the 2nd day the computer started having random freezes that vary from 1-3 times per day.
The first time was while watching a video, after that freezes would occur during virtually anything.
Sometimes even just from leaving it on without being used.
These are hard freezes and a hard reboot is the only way to get the computer working again.
During the freeze the mouse cursor disappears, audio stops (if on), and the keyboard and mouse produce no response whatsoever.
I can still open the dvd drive but that's it
I've dealt with a lot of PC problems over the years, using different computers, but none like this.

When I check the Windows event viewer logs, there's nothing I've been able to find about what's causing the freezes. Just the error message of "unexpected shutdown", from me having to do a reboot.
I have"WhoCrased" installed on my computer, and that reports nothing about the freezes either.

My temperatures seem to be fine. I have "CoreTemp" installed and "System Information for Windows".
I ran Memtest with no errors.
I flashed the Bios and there were less freezes for a few days. Then they started reoccurring.
I ran a stress test with no problems, and updated all of the drivers from the manufactures website

My computer is
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Answer:New Custom Computer, Random Hard Freezes, requiring cold reboot.

Reading all of that the first thing that comes to my mind is your power supply.

Orion 585 Watt

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this is what's going on:

when my pc turns on without problems it does for some minutes and then it freezes and locksup nothing move no mouse no nothing, after that the only way to turn it off is pressing the on button for 5sec, well I do that and after that it wont' turn on inmediately, I'll maybe have to wait a few min or hours before the laptop will want to turn on again and if it does it works good again for an indefintely number of minutes and sometimes hours.

This problem started by me being so stupid to try to insert my dvd drive modular, while the laptop was on with the os. since then I had this problems, now I now my laptop is not dead cuz I can use it for sometime but some sort of circuitry element makes my laptop fails at ramdom and like I said before when it does it won't turn on inmediately (all 3 light will light up and stay there with battery) or (blink with acadapter). what can it be and can I fix it?
 

Answer:Laptop freezes during operation or won't turn on with cold/warn boot after it freezes

Come on Guys

PLEASE someone with some knowledge or idea reply? it'll be really helpful in case I decide to fix it by myself
 

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My computer will restart everytime when cold boot(i will unplug the power of the tower after i shutdown my computer)....but it only reboot once in cold boot.Then everything will be fine. Windows will show error message....
When i sent the report to microsoft, it will state something wrong with the video...
I tried to reinstall the latest video card driver. Replace a new video card....
Same things happen
Do memory and hdd diagnostic test all works fine.
Try to reinstall the windows....Same errors happened....
Guys....Do you have any clue on what's wrong....?

Thanks very much for your help!!!

Here are the Spec....

cpu: intel 805 2.6GHz Dual core
mb: asus p5vd2-mx
ram: smart 1g ram
hdd: samsung sp2504n
video card: sapphire x550 512mb(original) gigabyte x550 256(replacement)
OS: windows xp home sp2
 

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I have been working on a WXP computer. It was taking 15 minutes to boot. I deleted the prefetch folder and disabled all non-essential startup programs plus ran 2 anti-virus scans and defragged the HD.

After all that, a cold restart takes a little over a minute, however a shutdown and restart takes 15 minutes.

What the heck is going on?

Answer:WXP cold boot-1 min--reboot 15 mins

Try repairing XP
Post your sys specs...\
How old is the machine??

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Hello guys,

I'm stumped. I have an Intel Quad core system giving me some headaches.

4 memory slots on the motherboard - 2x2GB + 2x1GB sticks.

System cold boot speed is fine, but on a reboot it takes about 300 seconds to go from the "Starting windows" animation to the desktop.

This is a clean install of Windows 7 x64.

Memory tests OK - (PC Check, Windows Memory Diagnostics, Memtest86)

Reboot speed OK with one stick of 2GB
Reboot speed slow with two sticks of 2GB

Reboot speed OK if I replace both 2GB sticks with the 1GB sticks

Has anyone run into anything like this?

Thanks!

Answer:Cold boot OK, very slow reboot

No, but it's an interesting one.

I realise it's time-consuming, but did you check your RAM sticks one at a time and in each socket?

If the problem is RAM-related, you'll need to establish whether a RAM module is faulty or a RAM socket.

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After cleaning out my heat sink and removing dust, I can no longer access my BIOS as the reboot hangs when I press the DEL key to access BIOS. If I let the system stay off 30 secs, it will cold boot just fine. But it will not reboot with Ctrl-Alt-Del or reset, or by restart in shutdown. I could do all of these prior to fixing my random shutdown issue which is now solved. I am really concerned about not being able to access BIOS. Any ideas? Did I knock a cable loose?
 

Answer:2000 won't reboot, cold boot only

Well could be. You need to reseat every plug and cable inside tower. Gently push down on any pci cards also,
 

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Hello All,

I've been running into this on and off for some time now. the pc will crash a few minutes after a cold boot usually as I try to access the internet, but runs OK after the pc reboots. This also crops up coming out of hibernation (reopening the pc). I don't know if the two are related.
Attached is the zip from the latest cold boot/reboot.
Thanks for the help.

Doug

Answer:BSOD after Cold Boot, OK after reboot

Welcome
Your BSODs seem to be caused by this driver. Go to Website and try to update
Hpdskflt.sys file descriptionProductname:Hewlett-Packard Corporation Mobile Data Protection System Description:HP Disk Filter Company:Hewlett-Packard Corporation

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My Toshiba laptop boot/reboot is very slow (about 3 minutes)

I have ...
1. disabled all non essential startups and services
2. defragged system files
3. defragged data files
4. disabled Classic Shell start-menu "Pre-cache icons"

Just read "Brinks" How to Enable or Disable Defrag of Boot Files at Startup in Vista

Are the Vista settings applicable to Win7 x32 (and 64-bit) ?
My x32 registry does not contain the "Enable" value/name

I would appreciate any advice

Answer:Slow cold-boot and reboot

Am I in the wrong forum

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Hello
I have WXP-Pro on my self built computer and also my laptop.

My laptop and desktop computers are WiFi-ed using a Netgear Access Point.
The access point is connected by cat 5 cable to a Direcway DW6000 (2-way satellite) modem.

My Desktop has a PCI Adapter installed and my laptop has a built-in WiFi capability.

I never turn my modem off. If I want to use the internet from my laptop, I just boot it up and I am connected. However, when I boot my desktop, it does not connect. If I go to DOS and use ipconfig /all, I am told that the media is disconnected. I have to reboot to get a connection.

This is a repeatable problem.
How do I fix this?
 

Answer:Network disconnected on cold boot-necessary to reboot

do you have a static ip address. if not, make sure your internet option lan settings are set to find dhcp automatically. if u do have static ip, make sure its set in your lan settings.
 

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upon cold boot or reboot, i'm unable to get a net connection without power cycling the router and many attempts at the various repair connection options. generally it takes about 5 mins to get the connection working. after it's working, it's fine...getting there is a bi$h, tho.

this same problem has shown itself in rc1, rc2, and now, build 5840. any thoughts on this? is there an asrock beta driver ftp to try another lan driver?
 

Answer:lose internet connection on reboot or cold boot

Thats odd.
Sounds like the router isn't assigning an IP to your NIC when it loses its connection (PC reboot)... which to me sounds more like a problem with the router than the NIC, but I've been wrong plenty of times in the past. I guess it'd be easy enough to try another NIC. I'm assuming you're using the onboard integrated NIC? You can try a different driver... you can also try a different NIC altogether... if you can get your hands on one.

I've never cared for any of the onboard NIC solutions available on motherboards... not even the gigabit ports. I've always been a fan of 3Com and Intel NICs. Currently using Intel gigabit PCI NICs.
 

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Hi.

I have a winxp prof sp3 machine. machine will freeze on the 1st cold boot every time. Bios will load and winxp loading task bar will load all the way until desktop. Once reach desktop, mouse, KB and everything seems to freeze. Press the Reset button (Not power button) and system reboot and all will be ok.

Intel C2D6750
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3
Ram: Crucial Ballistix 2 x 1 Gig
GFX: MSI 8800GT OC version.

DDS:-
DDS (Version 1.1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 7:04:41.59 on 01/05/2009 Mon
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11

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uSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q=%s
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Answer:Winxp SP3 freeze on 1st cold Boot. warm reboot -->OK

Hi,

Can anyone please take a look and help?

Thanks.

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I have been beating my head against the wall with this one.
Just got a Gateway E-9520T for a customer. We spent the last week configuring it, installing updates, etc--but it's pretty much vanilla Windows Server 2003 R2 32-bit with exchange 2003. We haven't installed any of their customer applications yet.

During the setup and testing we did everything from leaving it on at night, to shutting down over night, rebooting, etc...

A few days ago it suddenly started taking around 30 minutes to boot and 30 minutes to shutdown.

During the startup/shutdown the RAID array is going crazy. Tons of file access.
When starting up it performs POST correctly, starts booting Windows (2003 Server Logo, with the little scroll thing at the bottom), and then the screen flashes like it's about to switch to graphical mode. But it hangs there with a blank screen for 30ish minutes.

The morning this started we hadn't installed any new drivers, updates, applications, or anything. Just fired the box up.

Gateway thought it might have been the MegaRAID card, so they sent a new one. No change. MegaRAID says their latest firmware fixes an issue that sounds like this problem. Updated the MegaRAID firmware, and it's still taking forever to boot.

What I've done:
Waited forever for the system to come up, rollback driver updates for the RAID card. (no effect)
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Here's my strange problem:

I have a 120gb Seagate HDD that I use for backup storage. I have been using the drive for about 5 months now without a problem. One day I booted it up and realized that BIOS did not detect it. It is currently SECONDARY SLAVE. The strange part is, once I get into winxp, it sees the drive - albeit in PIO ONLY mode instead of DMA. Once I do a reboot (NOT A COMPLETE SHUTDOWN), BIOS sees the drive and it functions normally again - winxp sees the drive as correctly functioning and in DMA mode.

What's strange is that once I start up the computer from a cold boot, go into BIOS, and check what devices are where, BIOS does not see anything in secondary slave at first. Once, I do an "auto detect" it picks up the info on my HDD and it works fine.

I've tried flashing the BIOS and the problem persists. HOWEVER, the drive works fine as secondary MASTER. I swapped my sec. slave and master and the setup works fine. The device that I put into slave (a liteon 811s dvd writer) detects correctly and works fine in windows. I just have no idea why the seagate drive does not detect at first boot.

Here are my specs:
pentium 4 2.4
EliteGroup L4S8A2 mobo latest 1.0E BIOS
PRIMARY MASTER: maxtor 80gb
PRIMARY SLAVE: seagate 80gb
SECONDARY MASTER: liteon 811s
SECONDARY SLAVE: seagate 120gb (problem drive)
OS: WinXP Pro SP1

Please provide any feedback, this is driving me crazy!
 

Answer:VERY strange Seagate HDD problem - cannot detect on cold boot, but detects on reboot

A big drive like that 120G requires an 80-wire IDE flat-cable. It will run on a 40-wire cable but only at a reduced rate. Being on the same cable as a CD, reduces the HD to the DMA/PIO level of that CD.
The CD-drive only needs a 40-wire and will probably not even function with an 80-wire cable.
So unless you get another PCI-IDE controller, you will have some speed and/or compatibility problems.
Make that 120GB master and run that CD as slave, since that works (as you say).
 

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I'm running the ASUS M3A76-CM motherboard with an AMD 64 Athlon processor--8 Gb of RAM.

Recently I upgraded to Windows 10 from 7, and now have a cold-booting problem. When I do a complete shutdown, and try to boot up at another time, the first press of the Startup button on my tower freezes at the Setup screen.

I have to do a hard shutdown, and on the second try, it gets past the Setup screen and begins starting Windows, but freezes about 5 seconds later.
Another hard shutdown followed by a third try finally succeeds in normal bootup.

I tried disabling ASUS Express Gate in Setup, but that doesn't solve the problem. It still takes three attempts to cold boot successfully. Since the only thing that's changed on my machine is the upgrade to Win10, I suspect that's involved.

Answer:Cold boot freezes twice before finally succeeding on third try

LRK,

Welcome to the forum!

It may or may not be upgrading to Windows 10, and, there are other considerations...

Try following the mainboard's manual to reset the CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide semiconductor).

Before doing so, make sure you unplug the power cord. Next, to disperse internal voltage​, hold down the On button for about 30 seconds.

There is also the possibility this issue could be related to hardware, like a faulty power supply.

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Hello

My PC is freezing about four hours into using it, almost like clockwork. Not precise but extremely close. There are no BSDs though, only freezing. I then have to forcefully shutdown and reboot and it almost always freezes again within just minutes, sometimes while it is in the process of still trying to boot up. I'm thinking heat related, because the longer I wait, the longer it seems to stay up the next time, thus in the morning I get about four hours out of it.

The PC is running XP and only a small DOS program, nothing more. It is not even connected to the internet and I have the NIC disabled.

I use the serial port for the cash drawer and two parallel ports for a dot matrix printer and a receipt printer. CPU is 3GHz, yes I know, overkill. Anyhow this is what I have tried with no luck:

1. Originally checked hdd for errors, sure enough it was failing, so I replaced it with a new one. While the new hdd reported NO errors, the PC was still freezing. SFC /scannow - no errors found either.

2. Memory test - no errors found (didn't really feel like this was the culprit but checked anyway)

3. CPU stays around 50C even after the first freeze, which is around four hours. Not the coolest, but shouldn't be an issue either.

4. Installed a replacement video card

5. Swapped out PSU

I'm running out of things to test other than the CPU and motherboard, which at this point I'm not even sure how I would go about it.

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Answer:PC freezes every 4 hours after cold boot, NO BSDs though

Please upload your TSF_XP_SUPPORT reports. Those can help us with more than just blue screens and will give us more of an idea of what is on the system and what might be causing conflicts.
TSF_XP_SUPPORT Report Collection

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Morning all - we're on our second XPS 13 (first was a (9343). This one is splendid, except for the above: if the computer is off, then it boots up fine, but if 'Restart' is selected from the Windows 10 'Power' option, then it freezes on the Dell logo (no spinning lights even).
Since I am in the process of trying to install everything and set up the laptop, restarts are frequent! I do not want to activate another Office licence (already lost one at £42) if this is problem cannot be solved - so I have about 10 days left.
All the drivers are up to date - BIOS is at the newest, v.1.00! - but the problem persists. Any ideas?
Cheers,
Chris

Answer:XPS 13 (9350): Freezes on 'Restart' (but not on cold boot)

So, still no help from Dell: same as last time... 
I did try changing the boot order in BIOS (HD-/Win. Boot Man.) but it's made no difference. I can re-boot if I turn the laptop off and then on again, but it will not 'Restart' from the Windows 10 Start button/Power.
It does re-start back to Windows if I exit the BIOS screens though. 
Fancy.
Cheers,
Chris

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Hi there,
I've got an annoying problem with my PC.
I'll start from the begin.
I bought that PC in December 2009. Even though it hanged up a few times I thought it was Windows issue. Unfortunately with time it started hanging up/freezing much more often. It happened especially when I was playing games, but even games without any good graphics. I also used to get blue screens, funny colours all over the screen or the computer was simply restarting. What is more, it always froze when I was doing a 3dMark 2006 test on the CPU test. I decided to send it back for the warranty in April and received it back in May; the report card said that they replaced a faulty memory. It didn't work fine from the start, because when I switched it on for the first time Windows didn't load (I can't remember what the problem was but I reinstalled Windows) and after reinstalling the OS I had a problem with \Boot\BCD status 0xc000000f and 0x00000098, which I quickly fixed. I hadn't had time to use a computer much since and started using it again in July. Problems continued immediately. Computer kept freezing, hanging etc. After a while I started having problem with a cold boot. When I switch the PC on the screen is totally black and I have to wait about 5 minutes before I can restart it, otherwise it won't load. Unfortunately the time of waiting seems to be increasing. Today I restarted it after about 5 minutes and nothing happened, I had to wait few more minutes b... Read more

Answer:Cold boot problem, BSOD, Hangs, Freezes

Hi

The PSU does seem a little low powered for your system, especially if you have any USB devices plugged in as well.

If you boot into Safe Mode does it run ok? or is this BSOD right from pushing the power button?

I would try just two sticks of ram and see if the PC works ok, as its weird that you gained ram errors then gained none, this could lead to the motherboard needing a BIOS update if ones available, but BIOS udpates are not to be taken lightly (so as PC is within warranty I would be asking MESH to advise on this, I know you have posted on their forum but the tech support agents may not see all posts, so call them)

Did you get the Windows 7 DVD with the package, if so try the System Recovery options on the DVD and try the Startup Repair


If you have a spare SATA cable change the HDDs cable.
 

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Recently, I accidentally clicked on a few bad google links. Soon after, my computer started acting weirdly. I started receiving windows notices saying that my computer was infected with spyware. I could tell that these were fake and started scanning my computer with avast anti-virus. It was acting weirdly and then I saw that a window popped up called "vista anti-virus" i then googled this and found that this was a fake anti-virus that would install more viruses on my computer. So, I panicked and manually shut down my computer with the power button and booted into safe mode. I then scanned my computer with avast and spybot s&d. It removed as many trojans, spyware, and adwares that it could find, except a few, the only which of that i remember was a trojan called smit.fraud. So I googled smit.fraud and found that it could be fixed with this tool: http://siri.geekstogo.com/SmitfraudFix.php . After running this, i thought that my problems would be fixed. So, I booted normally and I could still see some icons from the virus like Privacy Protector, Fetish Pics, and weirdly, ESET Nod32 anti-virus, none of which I (deliberately) installed. Then, all of a sudden I saw that my computer had completely frozen up. So, I rebooted, and after a minute or so the same thing happened again. I booted once more and yet again, the same thing happened. So, I tried to log into safe mode, and to my horror, I could not log in and an error popped up saying something to the effect that win... Read more

Answer:Cannot log into Safe Mode + XP freezes after a minute on normal boot

It's gonna take more then just SmitFraudFix. You should also download and run SuperAntiSpyware after you run SmitFraudFix in Safe Mode. SmitFraudFix needs to run in Safe Mode to be effective. Then run a full scan with SuperAntiSpyware when the computer reboots. After you do that download and isntall AVG 8 and do a fulls can with that as well. In the future be more careful when clicking "google" links, no porn is worth reformating a computer for.
 

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New custom computer running windows 7 64 pro with SP1.
I installed the Os, and drivers from the Asus motherboard disk, on the first day I got it, and
from the 2nd day the computer started having random freezes that vary from 1-3 times per day.
The first time was while watching a video, after that freezes would occur during virtually anything.
Sometimes even just from leaving it on without being used.
These are hard freezes and a hard reboot is the only way to get the computer working again.
During the freeze the mouse cursor disappears, audio stops (if on), and the keyboard and mouse produce no response whatsoever.
I can still open the dvd drive but that's it
I've dealt with a lot of PC problems over the years, using different computers, but none like this.

When I check the Windows event viewer logs, there's nothing I've been able to find about what's causing the freezes. Just the error message of "unexpected shutdown", from me having to do a reboot.
I have"WhoCrased" installed on my computer, and that reports nothing about the freezes either.

My temperatures seem to be fine. I have "CoreTemp" installed and "System Information for Windows".
I ran Memtest with no errors.
I flashed the Bios and there were less freezes for a few days. Then they started reoccurring.
I ran a stress test with no problems.
I updated all of the drivers from the manufactures website

My computer is
Intel i7 3rd Generation 3770k, Sam... Read more

Answer:New Computer Randomly Hard Freezes requiring cold boot to get working.

Did you substitute another power supply? Did you reseat all connectors?
Another thing -you say that you Flashed the BIOS and that produced a temporary fix. You might want to contact Asus about the issue based on this alone.

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Hello,

anytime I try to play audio with whatever application (Foobar2000, Teamviewer, it doesn't really matter) directly after boot, the whole machine becomes completely unresponsive for about a minute and the hard disk explodes, until the sound finally starts playing.

What the heck, is it so complicated to play a sound, does it really need to load 1 GB of data for that???

Answer:Playing audio after boot freezes machine for roughly one minute

With only 4GB of RAM and a 64 bit OS, I suspect its more a memory problem. The sound is just a product of the system not responding, and its not actually a "sound" problem.

64 bit OS is really intended for systems with more than 4GB of RAM. A 64 bit OS uses more basic memory than a 32 bit OS and thus less RAM remains for programs.

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Just this afternoon, I went to use my PC and got the following error; Windows has experienced a critical error and will restart in 1 minute.

Running Windows 7 64 bit....With automatic updates so it should be the latest version of Windows...

My anti virus (Avira 2012 Internet Suite) pops up and states I have 2 viruses. But before the AV can do anything (delete the files) Windows shuts down....I finally got into Safe Mode and tried running my AV, while it was scanning I then got a BSOD. Had to start all over again; Running MalwareBytes now before trying to do the AV scan, just to see if MalwareBytes catches anything.

I have uninstalled the only application I've installed in 3 months, and problem still persists...

I have a Hijackthis log if it needs to be viewed...Just let me know and I'll upload it.
 

Answer:Windows has a critical error and will reboot in 1 minute

when you get the 1 minute warning, try typing from the start menu "shutdown -a" or "shutdown /a", and the countdown should go away, and you should be able to remove the viruses.

Be sure to disable your system restore backups (delete them), or the viruses may come back. Re-enable them as soon as you are sure you have gotten rid of the viruses.
 

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I have a dual boot installation with Windows XP and Windows 7 on the same drive with two partitions. Both work just fine.

However most times that I boot from a cold boot, I get NO Boot options menu, just a blank screen and the hard drive light glows red, but it doesn't really seem to be doing anything.

If I press the reset switch, everything works just fine, the computer reboots, I get a boot options menu for selecting the operating system and either one boots up just fine.

If I shutdown the machine for any period of time, I'll get the blank screen until I do a hard reset.

It seems like the boot loader is not finding the ini file with the options, but only on a cold boot? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Windows 7 Dual Boot No Boot Options Menu on Cold Boot

Long shot, but could it possibly be a dead CMOS battery?
 

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hey everyone.. i installed windows 8 consumer preview x64 on my desktop yesterday.
the problem : when i turn on the desktop, it gets stuck at the boot logo.. so i have to force shut down or force reset/reboot.. and it boots up perfectly well this second time. this happens everytime i turn on the desktop.
i googled about the problem but didnt find any useful results. is there a way to fix this? an help would be appreciated.

my desktop config : amd athlon dual core x2, 2.5 ghz
3 gigs of ram, nvidia 9500gt graphics chip

Answer:Freezes at first boot, but boots normally on reboot/reset

Hi, welcome.

Please download and run CPU-Z then make screenshots of the SPD and Memory tabs. After, attach them here to a new post.

Probably a good idea to run the program in the Crashes And Debugging subforum, from the top most thread there. Attach what that thread asks for as well, please.

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Just built a new PC and I've noticed that sometimes I will turn on the PC from cold boot and the boot time will be so fast that I won't even see the "login screen" and the desktop will just pop up.

Other times it seems to take a long time on the login screen alone.

I don't have pending updates or anything, but it seems odd that the boot times vary without installing new software/peripherals.

Is this normal behavior?

Booting on an ssd of course.

x99-a
5930k
win 10 pro

Appreciate any opinions.
 

Answer:Boot times different on every cold boot/restart. Windows 10

It's possible that it's performing a full boot sometimes and a "hiberboot" on others.

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

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

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So, i recently formatted the pc, Im getting this weird error from windows boot every time i do a cold boot (meaning turning the pc on), if I just reset the pc i dont get the error.
Is weird because previous to this error, before formatting, i was getting a different boot error also only on cold boot.

Is not a huge headache, i just have to reset the pc every time i do a cold boot, but is an annoyance.

Any ideas?
The error message:

Answer:windows boot error only in cold boot

have to put in your disk and run startup repair/repair like it says?? chances are theres just a file or 2 missing thats causing this.

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Sometimes my machine has a problem that requires a cold boot. Memory is not completely cleared with a warm reboot.

My question is: If I hold down the reset button for a few seconds, will memory be completely cleared? If so, how many seconds should I hold down the reset button?

The reason I ask is that my machine has some SCSI drives that take a minute or two to get up to speed from a cold boot.

Thanks for your answer.
 

Answer:Warm vs Cold reboot

As long as power is being fed to the memory chips the memory will remain there. You have to do a cold boot (cut off the power) in order to completely clear DRAM.
 

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Hello Everyone!

When I cold boot my pc, it fails to complete the boot initially, then boots to the desktop with an error reporting message, then works fine (occasionally reboots 8-10 hours later with the same message).

My system:
OS: Windows 8 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 965
Motherboard: Gigabyte 970A-D3 rv 1.4
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6670
RAM: Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9D3K2/4GX 4GB (2x2 DDR3 1600)
WhoCrashed Report is below

My thoughts were that it was a video driver issue, but uninstalling and reinstalling the video drvers and ati catalyst 13.1 have not fixed the issue. I also ran Memtest 86+ v4.20 to check for bad memory but 8 passes show no errors. This problem didn't happen when I was running win xp, only began when I installed windows 8 on 1/13. Any help would be appreciated, because I'm lost at this point.

Thanks,

Beth

WhoCrashed Report:
System Information (local)
computer name: FRED
windows version: Windows 8 , 6.2, build: 9200
windows dir: C:\Windows
CPU: AuthenticAMD AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor AMD586, level: 16
4 logical processors, active mask: 15
RAM: 4292071424 total
VM: 2147352576, free: 1835905024

Crash Dump Analysis
Crash dump directory: C:\Windows\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.

On Mon 1/21/2013 6:49:06 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\012113-13416-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x7B340)
Bugcheck code: 0x9F (0x3, 0xFFFF... Read more

Answer:Windows cold boot problem

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Hi I just built a computer a few months ago and loaded vista 64 bit onto it. The computer would blue screen and crash and assumed it was the Vista operating system. I installed a fresh copy of windows 7 on my system. The computer works great but I get a bsod then a restart from time to time. Usually its when i do a cold boot. Once i log in then it blue screens. After i restart the computer it works fine for the rest of the day. I thought it might have been the psu so i replaced and i still get the same bsod on a cold boot. Some times if i log into my aol.com account and open an email with a video link to it, it sometimes crashes but thats rare(only happened like once or twice). We have been leaving the computer on all night and have been avoiding the bsod. (only one in the last 7 days because we had to turn if off then turn it back on)
I have a Core 2 quad 2.5ghz,h 4 gigs of ddr3, 1 tb western digital hd, and a NVIDIA geforce 9400gt graphics card with and intel motherboard.

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Answer:BSOD on Cold Boot in Windows 7

The windows 7 im using is a 64 bit os

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I upgraded my Dell Inspiron 3521 laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. Everything went fine until about a week later when I could no longer cold boot. I'd get the Windows logo and the spinning dots, but Windows would never load. I'd manually turn the power on and off several times until Windows diagnostics loaded. Then if I chose restart, Windows would load fine.

I tried turning fast start on and off, this made no difference. So I decided to do a clean install of Windows 10 Home from DVD. Once again, everything was fine for about a week, then the exact same issue started happening again. Once again, enabling or disabling fast start didn't make a difference.

Dell just had a BIOS update, which I thought might take care of the issue, but no such luck.

Anyone have any suggestions to fix this? I had ZERO startup issues on Windows 8/8.1. It's very annoying to have to restart 3 times every time I want to cold boot.

Thanks for your help.

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Hey Guys, I was looking for a bit of help.

I was having some problems with Windows 8 Pro. Two days now, on a cold bootup, it crashes and reboots, then outputs everything to a minidump file. It looks like it's pointing to ntoskrnl.exe as the issue, but I was wondering if someone could help point me in the right direction. Not sure if it's the HDD, so any help would be appreciated.

I zipped up the two minidump files as well as my .nfo file (MS32 info) as well. I hope you guys can lend a hand.

Thanks! :)

(System Specs Below)

? OS - Windows 8 Professional
? x64 ?
? What was original installed OS on system? - Windows 7
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer) - Purchased Upgrade
? Age of system (hardware) - 3/4 years
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? 3 days old

? CPU - AMD Athalon II X4 620 2.6Ghz Socket AM3 95W Quad-core Processor
? Video Card - Sapphire Radeon HD 5770
? MotherBoard - Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
? Power Supply - brand & wattage - Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus RS-460-PMSR-A3 460W Power Supply
? System Manufacturer - Built myself
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) - N/A

Answer:Windows 8 Pro BSOD On Cold Boot

Hi there,

Are you using a desktop or laptop computer? Please post your computer specs. Posting computer specs definitely helps troubleshoot computer issues more efficiently. Did the computer come with Windows 8 Pro pre-installed? Or did you install the operating system on the computer yourself from a Windows 8 Pro CD?

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Hey all, any help will be greatly appreciated! I will try and describe my problem as best I can. Whenever I turn my computer off (full shutdown) it will not boot back up properly unless I hit the restart switch during the windows loading icon. The spinning dots never start, and I am at a loss. everything works just fine after hitting the reset switch duriong the boot sequence. For example, I have noticed this issue for a few days now, and decided to try and consistently replicate it. I can replicate it every time. For example, I went to turn on my computer this morning and then jumped in the shower because I knew it would have booted up by then if there wasn't a problem. To my dismay, when I got out of the shower and looked, the blue windows logo was still there and there were no dots spinning (indicating windows is starting up) I have never gotten a bsod so I am at my wit's end. Again, hitting the reset switch fixes it immediately and it boots up normally in about my normal 5 seconds. I have used a script made by Brink to disable the fast startup and it seemed to have worked. However, the issue still persists. Here is my running environment, and if necessary ALL peripherals. btw this is a new system I built for college last month, and it worked perfectly except I never turned off my computer at home (because it wasnt right next to my bed) so I didnt notice it until now that I am moved into residence.

Specs:
Intel Core i7 4790K
GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming Edition
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Answer:Windows 10 64 bit consistently will NOT cold boot.

Your system may not like fast startup, which hangs waiting for the cached image to boot. but you shouldn't need a script to disable it:

Try the following:

In Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Power Options -> Choose what the power buttons do, then under the Shutdown settings section, Untick the "Turn on fast startup (recommended)".

Your next option is a simple one: You try with just mse/KB connected and nothing else, then add a device one at a time until it stops working, etc.

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Hey guys. This problem may be hardware or it may be related to windows XP. I suspect it's either a hard disk problem or a problem with windows, since I boot linux fine.

When I boot into windows from a cold machine (first boot of the day or after a while of being shut down) it will do the whole windows XP loading screen, then get to a black screen between that and the blue "welcome" screen, and freeze. Today, it even froze on the loading bar.

If I reboot, it does the same thing. However, if I boot into linux and fiddle around in there for a while, then reboot, windows boots properly. Also, if I leave it on the black screen for a while, THEN reboot, it boots properly.

This leads me to believe something is warming up or something? It seems pretty strange to me, though.

Any ideas?

Answer:Windows cold boot lockup

No idea. Sorry, didnt subscribe to my own thread so i need to post to find it.

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Hi,
 
New to the forum. I am not great in troubleshooting but this problem has stumped me bigtime. 
 
My 2 year old build (windows 7, SSD with OS on it) has worked great... until now. After random processes or even when removing usb headset, it will freeze, the only way to get it out of that state is reset button. After restart i get the black screen saying reboot and select proper boot device so i need to hit reset again then it works. Sometimes it will go to black screen even after idling for a while.
 
I am attaching a diagnose report not sure if it has elements necessary to understand whats going on. 
 
I tried unplugging and cleaning sata ports as well as removing and replacing MB battery... Still happens, please help!!
 
 
 
 

Answer:PC freezes then "reboot and select proper boot device" blackscreen appears

Welcome to BC.
 
Please use the following link to provide us with information about your computer so that we can assist you.
 
How to Publish a Snapshot using Speccy 
 
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 on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.

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Specs: P4 2.6 Invidia FX 5200Ultra 512 Mbs PC 3200 on XP Home SP2
AV-Avast Home (uninstalled upgraded to latest version)
Firewall-Sygate Pro (uninstalled upgraded to latest version)
Inernet Connection-External USB ADSL modem (PPoE) @3Mbps

Problem 1: XP Home reboots in the 3+ minute range. Once it gets to the 'Starting Windows XP' screen, it loads fine. Some damnthing is hanging.

Problem 2: MY comp is running slow. Expeciially on the net. Task manager is reporting no excess network use. IE 6 acts like it's on a 56k modem. I use Mozilla FireFox, which runs fine, but my wife is a IE 6 fanatic. Shareaza and WinMX load slowly and take a minute or more to change tabs. BitTornado (latest versions all) loads and runs fine, but seems to hang after an hour or so. It stops updating speeds, seeds, peers, etc. It also closes slowly. Once I get online, the comp slams on the brakes. Mozilla is the only app that seems unaffected. Sygate is also logging a lot of portscans. 7 in the in the last hour or so. All from the same IP address. I've tried a reboot to get a new IP adress, but the port scans start up agan after about an hour, last about an hour then stop. So far I've resisted the urge to backrace since it'll only egg the @$$hole on.....though if anyone has an ICBM I could use..........

NOTE I read the rules and I'm not asking for help with my P2P apps. Just mentioning them since they are affected. I installed the other ones since BT was acting flakey... Read more

Answer:XP 3+ minute reboot.

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Help!

It takes 30 minutes for my computer to boot up. Then everything runs as usual. I am a computer idiot. I am afraid to touch my computer now. Can anyone give me any suggestions? Thanks so much for taking the time to read this post!

Jasmina

 

Answer:30 minute boot-up Windows XP

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Hello! My Vista x64 runs very slowly sometimes or hangs. Usually when I try to open my browser (mozilla). I tried reinstalling mozilla, I've tried running it without addons - doesn't help. i have tried installing chrome - it does the same thing.

this morning i woke it from sleep, clicked on my browser and it just sat - this hangs the entire PC. so i pressed the power button. when it was rebooted, i tried again to use the browser - this usually works, it didn't this morning and i had to reboot it again. then it worked fine. when the little circle is swirling, i have tried to access the task manager thru ctrl-alt-del but it says something about a security error and i can't access when it is hanging (i can access it other times using ctrl-alt-del) - i was hoping to cancel the firefox.exe in the processes.

I have run the following antivirus/antispywares (usually do this weekly) - drcureit, defender, spybot search & destroy, superantispyware, avast, eset, adware, malwarebytes. i have found things and removed them and rerun til it's clean.

i have run the following temp file cleaners - ccleaner, tfc (old timer)

i have defragged

anything else i can do short of re-installing vista or buying a new PC?

Answer:Vista x64 hangs, have to cold reboot

Hi acr1127,

We can try few steps. Try to go in safe mode and check if you are able to login in safe mode. Please use the following link for detailed instructions to go safe mode: Safe Mode

Check if the computer is working fine in safe mode.

Also, run the built-in diagnostics provided by the manufacturer on the computer to check if the hardware is working fine.

Please post back with the results.

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I have a new Dell XPS 13 (9350) that has been updated with the latest drivers.  The Laptop has an 1820A Broadcom network adapter.  When I cold boot the system I am unable to play YouTube videos, and certain websites and apps do not load.  If I restart the computer after the cold boot, everything works as expected.  This is consistent -- it happens each time the system is turned off.
Please let me know if you have ideas how to fix this issue so that the laptop connects properly after being turned off - many thanks.

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Hi guys,

I seem to encounter another problem today with my computer. After using it last night and booting it up earlier this morning, I got a BSOD with a PFN_LIST_CORRUPT as its reason. I tried to resume loading Windows 7 normally, however it restarts a few seconds upon a successful user log in. I switched to Safe Mode and then performed a sfc /scannow on the command prompt (three times), with 2 results saying it encountered no problems, and one being unable to finish.

Anyway, I can't run a perfmon test successfully in Safe mode, but I managed to get the dump files somehow. Attached below would be the dump files.

I'd really appreciate it if someone can help me fix this.

Answer:PC restarts, BSOD on cold reboot

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kenn026


Hi guys,

I seem to encounter another problem today with my computer. After using it last night and booting it up earlier this morning, I got a BSOD with a PFN_LIST_CORRUPT as its reason. I tried to resume loading Windows 7 normally, however it restarts a few seconds upon a successful user log in. I switched to Safe Mode and then performed a sfc /scannow on the command prompt (three times), with 2 results saying it encountered no problems, and one being unable to finish.

Anyway, I can't run a perfmon test successfully in Safe mode, but I managed to get the dump files somehow. Attached below would be the dump files.

I'd really appreciate it if someone can help me fix this.



Memory corruption after SP1 was installed. Also asacpi.sys is a huge cause of bsod's

1-ASACPI.SYS a major cause of BSOD's in the 2005 rev.

The pre 2009 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause.

The 2005 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause.
Please visit this link: ASUS teK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE
Scroll down to the Utilities category, then scroll down to the "ATK0110 driver for WindowsXP/Vista/Windows 7 32&64-bit" (it's about the 12th item down).
Download and install it.
Go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers to check and make sure that the ASACPI.sys file is date stamped from 2009 or 2010 (NOT 2005).

Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Re... Read more

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This has started since the updates the other day.

A power up boot (not a restart) does a router reset, not just of the Ethernet line, the whole kit and caboodle, including the external link. It happens in the first Windows startup phase i.e. when the smaller blue 'flag' is on show. Like all DSL routers I've ever known, mine takes a couple of minutes to to a reset.

Whilst the reset is happening Windows tries to establish a link to the 'net, obviously it can't because the router hasn't completed its reset cycle. I've tried the network troubleshooter - guess what, it tells me to reset the router. Which I duly do and wait the customary couple of minutes for the ADSL led to show a solid light.

After another minute or two Windows discovers it has a good connection. I then have to 'nudge' the programs that failed to start properly because they expect the 'net to be there, in order to get them to have another go at doing there start up 'thing'.

As far as I'm concerned the claims that Windows 10 boots faster are now complete and utter nonsense.

Anyone know how to INSTRUCT Windows to leave the &^%#*%* router alone

The Router is a TP-Link 300Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router TD-W8960N. Because I rarely use it, the Wifi capabilities are turned 'off'.

pjd

Answer:Cold Reboot Resets Router

I had a similar issue with Kaspersky and my VMNG 300 modem (Ambit 300 VirginMedia) and 3rd party router. Any attempt to access the config page of the modem to check power levels etc (192.168.100.1) with Kaspersky enabled locked the modem, all lights locked. Still baffled to this day. No solution, just thought I'd share. Kaspersky off was fine.

Your issue must be querying or requesting a DHCP lease causes it to spaz out. Weird.

Firmware update or try services.msc and settings DHCP to delayed start. Shot in the dark.

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I got very strange scenario.
 
I have Toshiba L300-1FS Laptop.
 
A year ago, upgraded to Win 8.
 
Now was doing some updates and Laptop stuck on something.
 
Restarted, had some issues.
 
Restored to earlier date.
 
Restarted computer.
Windows logo came with dotted status circle and then just mouse cursor on screen.
 
It means Windows 8 did not boot FULLY. No desktop or Charms screen to run any app or application.
 
Restarted to get to BIOS but no luck no option for F2/ESC/F12/C etc.
 
Cannot rebuild the machine as it does not give me option to boot from CD (not listening to  F12 or C)
 
No Windows shortcut to force Windows  to boot from scratch or option to go to troubleshoot menu or safe mode if it exists.
 
Any help or clue will be appreciated.
 
Regards
AliS
 

Answer:Starting [Non-booting] Windows 8 from Cold Boot

8 does not work with older hardware, is what a lot of us have found.  You have two choices at this point.  Reinstall Windows 7, if that was what was on it, or make the jump from Windows to Xubuntu 12.04 lts.  I came across that 8 would run on my daughters Acer Aspire a0532h, but we kept having BSOD's, due to the APU.  Since it was EOL (End Of Life) hardware, there are no updates at Intel.com or Acer.  So back went on it Windows 7 pro.

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Hey There,

I am new to this forum and I though this would be the best place to get some feedback with my problem im having, if anyone could give me some feedback that would be great!

I have had Windows 8.1 64 bit in my computer for about two months now and everything was working fine..ive noticed last month that after one of the updates (possibly Skydrive icon update) that my windows start up sound wasn't working when I start my computer from a cold boot. Interestingly the sound does work again once im in the OS and I do a restart. I went into sounds and made sure the check mark to play start up sound was clicked btw.

Does anyone else have this issue? or is just me? because it was working fine before one of the updates.

(Also just to note that I set the option to boot directly to desktop and also I changed my user account where i dont see the login screen and it bypasses the password to boot quicker into the desktop.)

*** the reason why im wondering this is because I have a dz77ga-70k intel motherboard and when I cold boot im noticing a post code 40 on the motherboard when usually it should be 00...funny part is that just as I mentioned before with audio once I do a restart it goes back to normal with a 00 post code. I think its related to an update and something to do with windows not starting correctly from a cold boot.

Answer:No windows start up sound after Cold boot

If you are getting a post error code, that suggests some type of hardware problem. A windows update would not cause POST (Power On Self Test) error. According to the Intel manual there is no 40 error code, they list 3F and then 41?? but the 41-4F is "CPU initialization".

On a cold boot, the POST is run, but on a Windows restart it is not run.

However, I wonder if its the Windows 8 "fast start"? I had a problem (different than yours) with the fast start and have a post on how to disable this. Try that and see if makes a difference. Fast start bypasses some of the BIOS initialization, but if you just do a "restart" instead of cold boot the fast start is not used.
Fast Startup causing PC not to auto power on via BIOS

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laptop shut off on first boot of the day (when it is cold)able to prevent that by pressing F8 and wait for Min then start window normally. (warming up?)problem persist after formatting.thank you.

Answer:Windows 7 laptop shuts off on cold boot up

How old is the laptop? This is most likely a hardware issue, not a Win 7 issue. The only thing that I could imagine that would cause this in Win 7 is a faulty driver.--Andrew LeonardBL Technical ServicesIT Support Maryland

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Not sure if this belongs in this thread.

Having problems with Windows starting up. When you start the computer after it sits overnight, this usually happens. The MOBO posts no problem, then when it is the OS turn to start, nothing happens...no BSOD, nothing.

I do a hard restart, and get the Windows screen about a driver or hardware change prevented it from booting. Then it uses the Last Known Good Configuration. Everything is fine once in Windows. The following day, the same thing happens again.

This is a pretty fresh install of XP SP2 (about 2 weeks old). Then only hardware change I did recently was I added a fan which is connected to the MOBO. The only software changes I have done recently are: installed Bioshock, updated Direct X, installed Intel Thermal Analysis Tool (it is uninstalled now) and the usual updates to anti-virus and firewall.

The system is overclocked, but has been for over a week without incidence. Runs stable in Orthos and temps are good. I did up the voltage to my vcore and northbridge just before this problem showed up. Before reverting back to original settings to see if the problem persists, wouldn't I have had an error in running Orthos? Why is that the problem won't happen once the machine is running, no matter how many times I restart? It seems like a cold start prevents it from booting correctly. Is this even a possibility?

I unplugged all USB devices except for my mouse and keyboard. Hard drive is the only item in boot order/priori... Read more

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Whenever I shut down my computer, I always have this problem. The Windows 10 insignia and the loading circle beneath will appear, then the screen will fade to black, and then my monitor says it can't detect my computer. I then have to unplug my computer from the outlet because I can't shut it down by pressing the power button. When I start it up again afterwards, it will start perfectly fine. And whenever I try to change the boot configurations, it automatically resets itself to the previous version.

Please help and thank you in advance.

Answer:Windows 10 won't boot properly on cold start-up.

Maybe your motherboard battery is dead CMOS needs to be replace if your bios doesn't stay where you settled

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Hi there.

I am having some pretty strange problems with my newly built PC. I was having the same problems with complete formatted Windows vista 64 and now newly formatted Windows 7 Home Premium. This computer has the OS on it, and a few games, nothing else. I do not go to compromising websites, it is used for gaming only.

Problem:
1) I start the computer and it turns on, but never really starts the hard drives. The computer screen stays blank.
2) I power it off by holding the start button for 10 seconds. I wait for the fans to stop, then I start it again.
3) Repeat 2
4) Repeat 2
5) Repeat 2, this time computer starts and I see the screen light up normally. I see post, I get to desktop and everything is functioning fine. After approx 3-10 mins (Depending sometimes it does it sometimes not) the sceen goes blank (computer still on) but it now non functional.
6) Repeat 2, sometimes it will start back up like #5. Sometimes it does not. If I get to desktop, it will not crash now for 10-15 mins
7) Repeat 6 if I get to desktop it lasts longer before it crashes.
8) Repeat 6 Finally it's up and good for 4-5 hours. Usually long enough for me to run my World of Warcraft raid. After about 4-5 hours just out of the blue, screen goes blank, computer is still running. Then I am back to 2)

Very odd problem.

Can someone give me some idea on how to find the error for this? Has anyone else had this problem or similar problem and give me some help please?

Thanks in advance.

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Answer:Windows 7 Home - Cold boot issues

Wow... This seems like a problem with your hard drive... Did you check the Event Viewer for errors?

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Hi there I'm a proud owner of a new X1 Yoga. After the update to the anniversary update I set up windows Hello to use my finger print reader. Everything is working fine to login etc. With my old T530 I was able to boot it with a swipe over the reader. This is not working anymore. I already investigated the forums and other sources. Some speaking about this very function not working anymore with all Windows 10 installations (while using Hello instead of some legacy fingerprint software, installed in compatibility mode) and others saying its because of some patent issues with Apple.  Can someone elaborate on this issue, e.g. an owner of a X1 / X1 Yoga whether this constellation is working for him/her (X1 - Windows 10 Hello - Cold boot by putting finger on reader). Official feedback from a lenovo support engineer would also be much appreciated.  Thank you very much GreetingsDaniel

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hi i got a 3 years old machine and all was working great,but now ( this month) i have multiple BSOD . i have recently replace my power supply for a 650 w it worked until i had those BSOD but now only on cold boot

*recently reinstall win 7 64 bit home premium to see if it will worked, but no luck

here my pc stats :
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 10/14/09 14:43:46 Ver: 05.01
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4096MB RAM
Page File: 1582MB used, 6606MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 120 DPI (125 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode
and i got a SF dump files.
thanks .
-GAb

Answer:BSOD when booting windows,almost every cold boot.

Hello there,

This is probably your problem...Asacpi.sys

The pre 2009 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause.





Quote:
Please visit this link: Asus tek computer inc. -support- drivers and download p7p55d le

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS P5K-VM

Scroll down to the utilities category, then scroll down to the "atk0110 driver for windowsxp/vista/windows 7 32&64-bit" (it's about the 12th item down).

Download and install it.

Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers to check and make sure that the asacpi.sys file is date stamped from 2009 or 2010 (not before).

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Hi! Had good results with this forum; back again!Working on my nephew's computer, I noticed Google searches were being redirected. Microsoft didn't catch the initial problem so I ran Malwarebytes and Eset Online scanner which found and clean some problems. Rebooted. Microsoft Security Essentials found Sirefef trojan, cleaned and rebooted. Now every I boot the computer it says it will "restart automatically in one minute" (both safe and normal mode)OS is VistaAV is MSEAdvanced Boot options does NOT give me "Repair you computer" optionI do not have the Windows installation disk, although it might be possible to find with a lot of hunting.Please help!(As an aside, the reason I went to my nephew's computer was to check on the router... On my laptop my Symantec Endpoint Protection was giving me popups that it a "port scan attack is logged" coming from the router. Since it was being blocked I figured I would use the other computer to view router's admin page.)

Answer:Sirefef (one minute reboot)

Update:
I booted to safe mode and brought up the task manager with a CTRL-ALT-DEL at the first opportunity. I used the processes tab to locate the MSI process and ended it. This allowed me to run DDS and GMER to get the following logs.

Awaiting help,
Thanks!

.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 MINIMAL
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_31
Run by COREY at 20:04:59 on 2012-08-12
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1652 [GMT -7:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
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============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\Taskmgr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\mmc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
.
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
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uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.... Read more

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From display of logo to log-in screen is taking from 2 minutes to 10 minutes. (It caries from boot to boot.) HDD light is so active it seems to burn continuously. It looks like defrag, but neither Windows nor Auslogics defrag has scheduled tasks.

CCleaner shows nothing in Startup that could be an "activity."

Where or how can I find out what Windows was doing all this time?

Answer:Where do I find out what Windows is doing during 10 minute boot?

My first thought would be going here.

Optimize Windows 7

Pay close attention to # 7 & 8

Please read instruction carefully and let us know what you decided to do and the results.

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Hello everyone,

I have a lenovo y50 laptop with some decent specs:
(i7-4700HQ, 8 GB Ram, Gtx 860m, 1TB HDD + 8 GB SSHD [Potential Problem Cause]). The HDD is WDC WD10S21X-24R1BT0-SSHD-8GB

I never remember that my laptop had better boot times than 40 seconds. Every since I updated to Windows 10 things have gotten worse. My laptop takes about 1 minute + to boot. I click the button, BIOS boots in 3 seconds, Windows logo shows with the circle dot for a good 10 seconds then the screen turns black. It stays like that for 30 seconds or more. After that The screen turns blue while showing Welcome or Please Wait and finally it enters Desktop.

What I have tried so far:

1.Disabling Services on Startup

This is clearly not the problem, I turned off almost everything, tried a clean boot, nothing helped.

2. Playing with Boot Options on msconfig

Changed Timeout Seconds, Check "No GUI", change max boot cores etc. Nothing helped.

3. Played with a lot of Registry values on regedit
Changed many things some values from 5000 to 1000, I edited and reverted so much things I can't remember.

While playing with these [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerMemory Management]DisablePagingExecutive=1
LargeSystemCache=1

I got the next boot to be 22 seconds, everything went back after the next boot, so I changed them back to 0.

POTENTIAL PROBLEM CAUSES:

1.As I have read everywhere, it turns out the HDD this laptop has is awful, I can upload some benchmarks ... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 takes 1 minute to boot

Hi, in no particular order:

1. Basics: your disk- try
From an admin command prompt
[Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
chkdsk C: /F
Your PC will need to restart.
Make sure the result is clear or fixed.
Post back the result, which you can get after a restart as follows:
How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!

You can also check its SMART parameters - e.g. Crystal diskinfo (free).

2, noted you have tried a clean boot.
Are services back to default? It's not worth playing about with those unless you are a real expert- too many dependencies.
If unsure, you can try Tweaking.com's cautious free repair tool, repairs 26,27 only.

3, here's a clue about tools you might use to analyse startup performance:
Windows Performance, Speed Up Boot Time, Xbootmgr | TechNet

4, are you confident registry settings are back to default? E.g. did you back up and restore the registry, or set ad use a system restore point?

5, have you tried disabling fast startup?

6, have a look at threads (preferably solved) like this - search for
slow boot
Solved Slow boot on Win10 compared to Win7 - Windows 10 Forums

7: are you confident your laptop (what is it? please complete system specs..) is listed as compatible with Win 10?

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Hello everyone,

I have a lenovo y50 laptop with some decent specs:
(i7-4700HQ, 8 GB Ram, Gtx 860m, 1TB HDD + 8 GB SSHD [Potential Problem Cause]). The HDD is WDC WD10S21X-24R1BT0-SSHD-8GB

I never remember that my laptop had better boot times than 40 seconds. Every since I updated to Windows 10 things have gotten worse. My laptop takes about 1 minute + to boot. I click the button, BIOS boots in 3 seconds, Windows logo shows with the circle dot for a good 10 seconds then the screen turns black. It stays like that for 30 seconds or more. After that The screen turns blue while showing Welcome or Please Wait and finally it enters Desktop.

What I have tried so far:

1.Disabling Services on Startup

This is clearly not the problem, I turned off almost everything, tried a clean boot, nothing helped.

2. Playing with Boot Options on msconfig

Changed Timeout Seconds, Check "No GUI", change max boot cores etc. Nothing helped.

3. Played with a lot of Registry values on regedit
Changed many things some values from 5000 to 1000, I edited and reverted so much things I can't remember.

While playing with these [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerMemory Management]DisablePagingExecutive=1
LargeSystemCache=1

I got the next boot to be 22 seconds, everything went back after the next boot, so I changed them back to 0.

POTENTIAL PROBLEM CAUSES:

1.As I have read everywhere, it turns out the HDD this laptop has is awful, I can upload some benchmarks ... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 takes 1 minute to boot

Hi, in no particular order:

1. Basics: your disk- try
From an admin command prompt
[Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
chkdsk C: /F
Your PC will need to restart.
Make sure the result is clear or fixed.
Post back the result, which you can get after a restart as follows:
How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!

You can also check its SMART parameters - e.g. Crystal diskinfo (free).

2, noted you have tried a clean boot.
Are services back to default? It's not worth playing about with those unless you are a real expert- too many dependencies.
If unsure, you can try Tweaking.com's cautious free repair tool, repairs 26,27 only.

3, here's a clue about tools you might use to analyse startup performance:
Windows Performance, Speed Up Boot Time, Xbootmgr | TechNet

4, are you confident registry settings are back to default? E.g. did you back up and restore the registry, or set ad use a system restore point?

5, have you tried disabling fast startup?

6, have a look at threads (preferably solved) like this - search for
slow boot
Solved Slow boot on Win10 compared to Win7 - Windows 10 Forums

7: are you confident your laptop (what is it? please complete system specs..) is listed as compatible with Win 10?

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For some reason my PC is taking about 5 minutes to reboot. I have stripped out all start up stuff except for the firewall and Virus detector. I have extensively defragged the hard drive. I have also recently added a new drive 80 Gig. that I partitioned out to two 40 Gigs. It was slow booting before and it got worst.

The drives are totally clean of virus's and other nasties.

Most of the time is spent on the startup screen with the blue bar. The blue bar gets about 2/3s of the way thru and hangs for a minute or two...then the keyboard lights blinks and then the PC continues to reboot.

Is there a way to step thru the boot process and actually see where the boot process is hanging up?

Any suggestions.

AOCharely
 

Answer:Five Minute Boot, Windows 2000

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After signing into Windows 8.1 Update 1 after a cold boot, I am surprised by how long it takes for the system to completely calm down. The storage LED will blink for a while and the cursor will show its multiple personalities for several minutes. The actual boot time is quick, but it seems to take much longer before the system is truly finished starting up. It's almost like I need to set a timer.

After signing in, how long should I wait before actually doing some like opening a browser window? Can I cause any damage or minor harm by starting something the moment the desktop first appears?

I have noticed that the system behaves more responsively the longer I wait. The machine is a new Asus notebook computer from the Microsoft Store. I try to be extremely careful with it. It has a low-end AMD chip, but I have kept it clean with minimal new software.
 

Answer:After cold boot, time before safe usage in Windows 8.1

No, I highly doubt that opening a browser early does anything. I open Firefox the instant my computer logs in, it has had no adverse effects I can see thus far.

What I suspect is happening is that Windows is loading commonly used programs into the RAM. The RAM caching in Windows 8.1 is more aggressive than Windows 7, and probably the higher responsiveness you feel is because it was preloaded into the RAM.
 

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First the basics... I have a 993, PIII with 383 RAM. Did a clean install of Windows XP this past weekend. The DSL modem I am using is an external Actiontec HomeDSL modem, and am using AOL's broadband service.

Before I installed XP, I found out if the modem was compatible with it, and found out I had to download an XP-specific driver, and I did. After a few installation headaches, I got it working. Then I shut my computer off and when I restarted it the next morning, it says that "WIndows was unable to communicate with the device", apparently forgetting about the driver I had installed.

When I install the driver, it works fine.. as long as I don't shut down. If I do a 'restart' from the WIndows shutdown menu, it works fine after rebooting.

I'm just tired of having to reinstall the driver everytime I start up from a cold boot. Any thoughts?
 

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Hi. I keep getting several Windows error messages on bootup. I'm also experiencing some crashes while playing City of Heroes that bring up a BSOD. The message there isn't ever up long enough for me to read anything but it's an IRQ_notequalto_orless type of thing.

When I click on the "more help" link it goes to a windows support page that suggests I have a driver problem. I have the most recent drivers from Nvidia and Creative, so I don't know quite what to do next. I know that the Nvidia drivers prompted Windows to give me a "not whql certified" message when I loaded them but there are tons of people using those drivers so I'm not sure that's the problem.

Any help would be *most* appreciated. I'm a computer idiot.

Here are the popup errors from Windows on bootup


Error 1

BCCode : a BCP1 : D7C4AEBC BCP2 : 00000002 BCP3 : 00000001
BCP4 : 804FA185 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 1_0 Product : 256_1

C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini092704-01.dmp
C:\DOCUME~1\home\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER1.tmp.dir00\sysdata.xml


Error 2

BCCode : a BCP1 : D7C4AEB0 BCP2 : 00000002 BCP3 : 00000001
BCP4 : 804FA185 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 1_0 Product : 256_1

C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini092804-01.dmp
C:\DOCUME~1\home\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER2.tmp.dir00\sysdata.xml


Error 3

BCCode : a BCP1 : D7C4AEBC BCP2 : 00000002 BCP3 : 00000001
BCP4 : 804FA185 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 1_0 Product : 256_1

C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini092804-02.dmp
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Answer:Windows popup errors on cold boot - irq issues too

To get the BSOD to stay on the screen, go to system properties > advanced > startup and recovery, then uncheck automatically reboot.

Next time the BSOD shows up get the stop code i.e. STOP: 0x0000008d
You can search microsoft.com for a description of it.

*More useful*

Near the bottom of the message it should give you the name of the driver that caused it.
i.e. WXYZ.SYS address....blah blah blah
^ that is the driver crashing the machine, try updating/reinstalling it.
 

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Hey guys,

I had this before on an old installation, but since I was reinstalling and upgrading some hardware I decided to ignore it.

Now, a few days after a new gpu and fresh installation it happened again, does anyone know what's up? (Gets to roughly the windows loading screen before rebooting).

I've included my event viewer log.

Answer:Random 'Windows failed to start up' on cold boot

Please update your system specifications, by downloading Speccy (available in my signature) and then going to UserCP and using the Edit System Specs in the left pane.

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I am having the same trouble as many others. Can't do anything cause computer restarts every minute. Here are my FRST logs. Thank you in advance for the help.

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST written by Farbar) Version: 25-07-2012 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 25-07-2012 13:18:19
Running from F:\
Windows 7 Professional (X86) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============

HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe [141848 2009-09-08] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [174104 2009-09-08] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe [151064 2009-09-08] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe -s [7739936 2009-09-16] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKLM\...\Run: [Zune Launcher] "c:\Program Files\Zune\ZuneLauncher.exe" [159456 2011-08-05] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [APSDaemon] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe" [59240 2012-02-20] (Apple Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime [421888 2011-10-24] (Apple Inc.)
HKLM\...&#... Read more

Answer:Sirefef Infection/1 minute reboot

Greetings And Welcome To The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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Got another one for you... Can't stay logged into windows because of a critical error, and rebooting 1 minute later.Here is my frst.txt content...Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 25-07-2012 01Ran by SYSTEM at 27-07-2012 20:21:28Running from I:\Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US) The current controlset is ControlSet001========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe [7981088 2009-07-20] (Realtek Semiconductor)HKLM\...\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup [16333856 2009-07-14] (NVIDIA Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [Start WingMan Profiler] C:\Program Files\Logitech\Gaming Software\LWEMon.exe /noui [190472 2009-09-16] (Logitech Inc.)HKLM\...\Run: [EKAIO2StatusMonitor] C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\x64\3\EKAiO2MUI.exe [3240448 2011-12-10] (Eastman Kodak Company)HKLM\...\Run: [MSC] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey [1271168 2012-03-26] (Microsoft Corporation)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe" [35696 2009-02-27] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [ABNotify] C:\Program Fi... Read more

Answer:Another Sirefef Infection/1 minute reboot

Please do the following:Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. (To do this highlight the contents of the box, right click on it and select copy. Right-click in the open notepad and select Paste). Save it on the flashdrive as fixlist.txt start
1 evrhwdch; \??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\evrhwdch.sys [x]
2012-07-27 17:17 - 2012-07-27 17:17 - 00328704 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\services.exe.2243DA0DB5B173E7
2012-07-27 17:17 - 2012-07-27 17:17 - 00050392 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\wwogfass.sys
2012-07-27 15:35 - 2012-07-27 15:35 - 00328704 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\services.exe.2BADF4F3E3ADF4FB
2012-07-27 15:20 - 2012-07-27 15:20 - 00328704 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\services.exe.3BADF02DBC08DE8D
2012-07-23 11:00 - 2012-07-23 11:00 - 00311296 ____A C:\Users\Courtney_2\AppData\Local\plogolc.exe
C:\Windows\Installer\{4935c656-a5da-c5b8-8fc3-b9e67597a38b}
C:\Users\Courtney_2\AppData\Local\{4935c656-a5da-c5b8-8fc3-b9e67597a38b}
replace: C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-s..s-servicecontroller_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_2b54b20ee6fa07b1\services.exe C:\Windows\System32\services.exe
... Read more

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I have a several month old Dell Dimension 4600 running WinXP Home, with dual monitors, which runs great, I'm happy. If I have to reboot for some reason, everything shuts down fine, but system shows the F2/ F12 screen briefly, then goes to black screen with the underline cursor
for 5 minutes! After 5 minutes, the HD kicks in, XP loads normally and everything runs fine. Scanning through the various BIOS setup items, Fast Boot is on, system is set to boot from C: first, then CD; and there dont seem to be any "weird" or obviously wrong settings of any kind. Any suggestions?
I have also run msconfig and gone though turning off start up programs, etc. but once loading XP begins, everything runs fine, just takes 5 minutes to start...
 

Answer:5 minute reboot - BIOS issue?

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Hi,

Please help. I am at wits end. I have tried with a new harddisk, took out my graphics card, checked my memory, they all seemed fine. My computer always run into a quick BSOD during the first boot and I am unable to see the error message and it restarts back to BIOS followed by a successful boot into windows on the second try. Occasionally, on the second try, it would go into windows repair and say that windows did not start up correctly etc. Normally, once it gets into windows, it would be ok. I did have once that I got a BSOD in windows.

Another interesting point to note is I can circumvent the cold boot crash issue by going to BIOS immediately on boot and exit it. This way, it would normally boot into windows without issues.


I suspect this is due to the on board network card but I cannot be sure. I would appreciate any advice or help on this. This is extremely frustrating as this computer is only 1 week old and I have spent a lot of time troubleshooting it. I have tried uninstalling, cleaning and re-installing the latest network drive.

Please note that the cold boot crash issue does not always generate a mini dump file.

Recently, it has been showing System thread exception not handled.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows 8.1 first cold boot always BSOD at windows loading screen

Sorry admin, please delete post. I have posted in the wrong forum!

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Have a Dell Inspiron 3847 running Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) and when I boot from Power On,, the Dell logo is displayed for 3 to 4 minutes before Windows starts (i.e. when the blue window logo displays). After that, Windows starts correctly.

I'm tempted to say that it's a hardware problem ? EXCEPT ? it doesn't happen when I do a RESTART? only when the computer is powered on (i.e. after a SHUTDOWN ? most often from the day before, but really anytime).

I tried turning off the Fast Startup but no joy!

Problem started when I was installing a new router (but computer was turned off before starting the install ? and was turned back on before the hardware was actually connected).

Does anyone know what Windows does before displaying the blue windows logo?

As I said, Windows completes the boot successfully ? in the same amount of time as previously ? and subsequent executions are correct.

Answer:3 Minute delay at boot before Windows 10 starts

RAPw10 said:

Have a Dell Inspiron 3847 running Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) and when I boot from Power On,, the Dell logo is displayed for 3 to 4 minutes before Windows starts (i.e. when the blue window logo displays). After that, Windows starts correctly.

I'm tempted to say that it's a hardware problem – EXCEPT – it doesn't happen when I do a RESTART… only when the computer is powered on (i.e. after a SHUTDOWN – most often from the day before, but really anytime).

I tried turning off the Fast Startup but no joy!

Problem started when I was installing a new router (but computer was turned off before starting the install – and was turned back on before the hardware was actually connected).

Does anyone know what Windows does before displaying the blue windows logo?

As I said, Windows completes the boot successfully – in the same amount of time as previously – and subsequent executions are correct.



Hi there. Seems to be stuck in BIOS if the Dell logo is displaying. Did you check the BIOS for any delays for boot in it?

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Hello,

I'm currently experiencing an issue with a Visa Business laptop where it had suddenly been taking approximately 20 minutes to boot, after running various virus scans and checking through the boot logs I was unable to find a solution and as such decided to reinstall Windows to resolve my problem.

However, I have found that even after completely reformatting the drive and reinstalling Windows Visa I am still experiencing this extremely long boot time. I have observed that the long boot time does not occur if I select to boot in to safe mode, and for a large majority of the time when the computer is booting the hard disk activity light isn't even flashing with Windows freezing on some attempts while booting.

To attempt to see if this was a hardware issue I downloaded a copy of Linux Mint onto a DVD and booted from it, as expected it booted extremely fast (for a disk) compared to Windows. Being unable to fix the problem myself I have decided to finally request help from people whom would be more knowledgable in this area than me :P

To assist in finding the resolution of my problem I have included a copy of the bootlog (I have disabled the drivers that do not load and have noticed no difference in the overall boot time).

Thanks for your help,

Answer:20 minute boot time, even after reinstallation of Windows

Hi Plxply (first and only time I'll call you that),

This usually ain't a trivial exercise to diagnose.

Anything show up in Event Viewer or Reliability Monitor (see Administrative Tools in Control Panel).

I suggest you download Process Monitor, start it up, click on Options, Enable Boot Logging. Shut it down and reboot. When system is and running, start it up again, and it'll ask you if you want to save the file. You can then configure it to show the data you want to review (Options > Set columns), and set filters to weed it down to a manageable size. You'll particularly want to look at any entries that have Duration of more than a few seconds.

Ed

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I recently went from Windows 7x64 to Windows 8.1 x64 using the Media Creation Tool offered by MS. I did a clean install after converting all my disks to GPT (I use a UEFI setup [see system specs]), and it went well, albeit a little slowly.
After messing around with it, installing only the latest chipset and graphics drivers from AMD, I rebooted.
Since then, every time I reboot I'm looking at anywhere from 30 to 40 minutes just for boot time. Once I get a login, I have to let the system settle for a little bit before I actually do anything with it, or I'll get a hangup that never recovers (so far it seems random) until I reset the PC.
I have tried updating my BIOS (fresh from AsusTek), tethering my phone and attempting to pull updates (which fail. Windows never seems to quite make the connection, though all other internet functions are normal), as well as using msconfig to do a minimal boot.
Booting to Safe Mode is also next to impossible. I've been waiting for almost half an hour with not even so much as the usual Windows splash/startup screen.
Right now I'm using HD Tune Pro to rule out any HDD failure, but initial testing shown no issues. At this point I'm ready to format and install Ubuntu and be done with it, but I do need Windows, unfortunately, and Windows 8.1 preferably.

To summarize my troubleshooting so far:
1) attempted to format all disks and do another fresh install. Converted all attached HDD's to GPT and booted through UEFI.
2) Tested HDDs and RAM using HD Tu... Read more

Answer:40 Minute Boot Windows 8.1 x64 Fresh Install

For added information: I am using an app called Clockworkmod Tether, to bypass WiFi tethering on my phone and utilize USB tethering. This requires a Tap-Win32 connection. I've seen other folks who have had issues with these, so I removed all traces of it, to no avail.
Furthermore, activation receives the error: The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect. (Error code: 0x8007007B)
Attempting to update, I get this one: WindowsUpdate_dt000+OR+8024402F
I've attempted to manipulate the settings, and even tried switching to the generic install key from the MSDN website, to absolutely no avail/ If I didn't have to have Windows 8.1 on here in the first place (long story that involves an irate but insistent customer and a lot of stress), I would format, install Ubuntu, put up a Win7 VM for games, and be done with it. I've never met, in 20 years of working on computers, a more stubborn and contrary install as this one.

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I bought a new case recently and moved all my stuff into it last weekend. Ever since then I have had a black screen after the bios info screen that lasts a couple of minutes. Check NVRAM runs quickly and then the black screen.

I though CHKDSK was running but I checked all of my 5 drives and none are showing a dirty bit. Ran a full scan on all 5 drives and no problems or bad sectors.

I downloaded and ran BootVis and it says “Warning: Write caching disabled”

I checked device manager and my 2 Nvidia 430/410 SATA controllers, both my IDE controllers and all 5 hard drives show write caching enabled.

I have an MSI P6N SLI Platinum which has a D-Bracket for debugging hardware problem. I watched and it ran through all hardware tests OK and the 2 minute hangup begins when all 4 lights show green which indicates “Operating System Booting”

I did a restore of an Acronis backup that was pre-problem and still get the 2 minute black screen.

I have XP Home SP2. All updates current. WTF could be causing Windows to delay the operating system boot for a full 2 minutes?
 

Answer:Windows XP 2 minute black screen at boot

icehole said:


I bought a new case recently and moved all my stuff into it last weekend. Ever since then I have had a black screen after the bios info screen that lasts a couple of minutes. Check NVRAM runs quickly and then the black screen.

I though CHKDSK was running but I checked all of my 5 drives and none are showing a dirty bit. Ran a full scan on all 5 drives and no problems or bad sectors.

I downloaded and ran BootVis and it says “Warning: Write caching disabled”

I checked device manager and my 2 Nvidia 430/410 SATA controllers, both my IDE controllers and all 5 hard drives show write caching enabled.

I have an MSI P6N SLI Platinum which has a D-Bracket for debugging hardware problem. I watched and it ran through all hardware tests OK and the 2 minute hangup begins when all 4 lights show green which indicates “Operating System Booting”

I did a restore of an Acronis backup that was pre-problem and still get the 2 minute black screen.

I have XP Home SP2. All updates current. WTF could be causing Windows to delay the operating system boot for a full 2 minutes?Click to expand...

Try taking out any usb keys if you have any in there. I had one that went bad and caused this
 

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Lenovo W150HN.Purchased on 2011 .Windows 7 64 bit up to date.8GB RAM , Crucial C300 SSD.On board sound. NVIDIA 540M graphics card.Comodo Internet Security, regularly scanned with Malwarebytes,Spybot S&D,Kaspersky Virus Cleaner.I have a Windows CD.Problem started happening 2 weeks ago and I do not recall installing anything prior to that.I leave the laptop on all night to run a small program on background.I lower the resolution and put it in power saver mode with CPU throttle and sleep disabled.The program I run is not CPU/RAM/GPU intensive.Very small program that I've been using for a long time.The problem is , the computer crashes and reboots itself overnight.When I go to Device Manager I can't find the NVIDIA graphics card and only Intel integrated one is listed.When I right click on desktop, I do not see the NVIDIA control panel.If I try to reinstall the driver it says no compatible hardware is detected.If I reboot the problem still exists,the card is not recognized.If I shut down the computer then start it, then NVIDIA comes back and everything works normal.I can even play a GPU intensive game without any hiccups.The card disappears and causes computer to reboot overnight when I leave it on.The GPu temps are not that high, around 60C.Has always been like that.The computer has been cleaned from dust internally about 5 months ago.The Reliability Monitor shows this "Shut down unexpectedly" errorCode: [Select]BCCode: Read more

Answer:NVIDIA card disappears then re-appears after cold reboot

I was able to reproduce the problem.This happens only when I throttle the CPU to less than 50% from Power Options advanced settings.Keeping it like that for few hours apparently causes a conflict between NVIDIA graphics card and 2nd gen Intel i7.The problem can be considered solved.

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Hi,

Recently upgraded my PC from AMD to Intel, i.e I went from an 8350 to a 4790k. Obviously, the motherboard was changed and the upgrade went very well, no issues at all. (Maximus VII Ranger).

However, about 2 weeks after the upgrade I started having this issue, when I boot from cold I get a BSOD 1/2 times in which the error message is displayed off screen. The text reads as far as 'Search online for System Thread Exception...' and then goes off screen which tells me that once I am into Windows, my resolution is at less than the native 1080p.

Once the PC has restarted itself, it goes through usual boot and works fine. No errors, no crashes. I can proceed to play Battlefield 4 for several hours.

What could cause this? I'm running out of ideas, I've uninstalled my latest beta graphics driver and reinstalled the older stable 14.6 release candidate which had no effect. I have all of the dump files and can upload them upon request if necessary. Using BlueScreen viewer it is evident that each BSOD has been caused by a separate driver, I have had 5 of them so far, one of which lost its minidump.

Answer:Windows 8.1 Pro cold boot BSOD, system thread exception

Hi Delboyd12 & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

Please follow the instructions over here :-
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Please use the Option 1 and then upload it to some File Sharing websites like One Drive, Dropbox or Mediafire.

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Hello, I've had this for over a month and have been trying to find a solution myself. That did not happen. It won't start on cold boot, will start on restart. BIOS finishes whatever it does, the signal is still sent to the monitor, but Windows won't start loading. It takes a while (longer than usually) between pressing the power on button and the bios starting up as well.

This is what I did:
Did a sweep for viruses and malware.
Removed current graphics card (GTS 450) and changed to an old one, which resolved this whole issue. Brought it for repairs, they gave it back 1 week later saying they found no problems.
Changed PSU to a better one, did not help.
Did a memtest for 5 passes.
Did a hard drive check.

Things that might have something to do with it:
RAM sticks die on me every 8-12 months.
PCU usage is often at 80-100% when it was much lower before any of this started happening.
It seemed to me that the graphics card does not receive enough power to run properly, but I changed the PSU.
Please help, I don't have the money to change every part and pray it fixes itself.

Here's my DxDiag, note that the video drivers are old, because I am writing this with the GTS 450 put in, have been using an older card before: Daubaras's paste - Pastebin.com

Answer:PC won't go past BIOS to launch Windows Vista from cold boot

Your machine's symptoms seem to indicate a power problem as failing or under-powered PSUs can cause damage to system components.

What is the make and model of he PSU you installed? A good 550 W PSU would be recommended for a system with a GTS 450. If the PSU you have did not come with two PCI-E power connectors (only one is needed by your card but two indicates a supply that is set up for newer video cards) it probably isn't adequate for your card.

For the time being, my recommendation would be to leave the old graphics card in place until you can afford a better PSU.

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Hello guys, I'm a new one here.
So.. here's the thing:
Every time I start the computer, it freezes on the screen: "Windows is starting up..." for like 1:30 minutes and then comes the: "Loading your personal settings" screen, which is on for 8 seconds or so. And then it goes to desktop. Programs are opening at normal speeds, but why does it freeze on that screen, I have no idea. Even my another computer, with Celeron processor boots much faster than my Quad processor.
Of course I've checked "msconfig", here are the screens:
Services: http://i51.tinypic.com/xlfhqq.png (I'm not sure about the Microsoft Services, that's why I've ticked it, maybe you guys can help me with that. Maybe there's some sort of Microsoft Service, that's slowing my boot?)
Startup: http://i52.tinypic.com/25tkmkj.png
I've also scanned my computer for viruses, trojans etc.
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware - Full Scan: didn't find nothing
SuperAntiSpyware - Complete Scan - found 1 cookie
Spybot S&D - found 2 cookies
ESET NOD32 v4 - found 2 false positives
I also used CCleaner to clean temporary files and registry and Advanced SystemCare v3 to optimize my PC. It all did speeded up my computer, but it didn't solve the boot lag. You can see my computer specs, when you click on the computer icon after my nickname.
I know that my English isn't perfect, but I'm trying my best hehe

Thanks in advance,

HelloEvery1
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Answer:Windows XP freezes at: "Windows is starting up..." screen for a minute and a half

I strongly advise you to stay away from registry clean/optimize/boost/tuneup type programs. They do little to nothing to improve speed and performance. What they can do is break programs and damage the operating system.

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You shouldn't uncheck service entries in the System Configuration Utility "Services" tab. They should all remain checked.

If you want to change the "startup type" to any of them to Automatic or Manual or Disabled, you should do it in Start - Run - SERVICES.MSC - OK.

NVIDIA Display Driver Service can be set on Manual.

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In the System Configuration Utility "Startup" tab, these entries can be unchecked.

NvCpl
nwiz
NvMcTray
RTHDCPL

Set the above service entry to Manual first before you uncheck these startup entries. After you're done, restart the computer.

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Hi,

Please help. I am at wits end. I have tried with a new harddisk, took out my graphics card, checked my memory, they all seemed fine. My computer always run into a quick BSOD during the first boot and I am unable to see the error message and it restarts back to BIOS followed by a successful boot into windows on the second try. Occasionally, on the second try, it would go into windows repair and say that windows did not start up correctly etc. Normally, once it gets into windows, it would be ok. I did have once that I got a BSOD in windows.

Another interesting point to note is I can circumvent the cold boot crash issue by going to BIOS immediately on boot and exit it. This way, it would normally boot into windows without issues.
I suspect this is due to the on board network card but I cannot be sure. I would appreciate any advice or help on this. This is extremely frustrating as this computer is only 1 week old and I have spent a lot of time troubleshooting it. I have tried uninstalling, cleaning and re-installing the latest network drive.

Please note that the cold boot crash issue does not always generate a mini dump file.

Recently, it has been showing System thread exception not handled.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows 8.1 first cold boot always BSOD at windows loading

Just an update, I turned off Automatic restart and here is what I see on a cold boot:

Your PC needs to restart.
Please hold down the power button.
Error Code: 0x00000078
Parameters:
0xFFFFFFFFC0000005
0xFFFFF80352F9444F
0xFFFFF803541E5268
0xFFFFF803541E4A70

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I have a lenovo ideapady400 that is now almost 2 months old. Earlier today, I noticed that it did not properly go into hibernate when I shut it. The keyboard was still lit up, with no LCD display (including not if I hit Fn+F2) and with the fan at high rpms. I shut it down by holding the powerbutton, and upon rebooting it, it took over 4 minutes to get back to the desktop. It now requires the 4 minutes every time I restart, and it never goes into hibernate with the lid closed (it must be shut down by the power button).Fearing that the computer may be having a serious issue, I tried to make a backup with Onekey recovery, which failed to write a backup (repeatedly). It returned an error saying it couldn't access the partition. I then uninstalled onekey recovery, downloaded it again from the lenovo website. Now when I run onekey recovery it says my system is not able to write a backup.I am now stuck in a tough spot of not being able to backup my laptop and and not being able to do a recovery without losing everything. On the lenovo support site, when I select startup issues, the feedback it gives me is "Thank you for your question. This is a known problem and a solution is being developed. Please check back for updates."Anyone have any ideas what could be causing the main (shutdown/startup) issue?As the laptop is under warranty, should I just send it back to Lenovo?

Answer:ideapad y400 won't shutdown/4 minute reboot

hi hansweeks,
 
If you PC came with a HDD+SSD drive, try to boot into the BIOS (by repeatedly pressing F2 on startup) and check if both the HDD and SSD are detected (if you're missing one, that HDD might be faulty and needs to be replaced.
 
If both HDD's are detected (or if your PC came with only a SATA HDD) try to run an HDD diagnostic. Try HD Tune to run HDD error checking in WIndows or create a bottable HDD diagnostic (see steps below).
  
1. Download the the UBCD ISO
2. Burn the ISO using imgburn
3. Insert the CD that you just created into the defective computer and reboot
4. Upon reboot, continuously press F12 and boot from the ODD/CD-DVD
 
To burn the diagnostic software on a flashdrive, follow this guide
 
Note:
If you find any errors, you will need send the unit to Lenovo for service. Support phone list here.
 
For data backup, you can copy / paste your files on a USB flashdrive / hard drive or use this software to clone your hard drive. 
 
 
Hope this helps 

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Hello,

I have a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit laptop which is infected with the Win32/sirefef.ah trojan. As soon as the Microsoft Security Essentials launces it causes the system to give this error: WINDOWS HAS ENCOUNTERED A CRITICAL PROBLEM AND WILL RESTART AUTOMATICALLY IN ONE MINUTE and then reboots. This happens a regular boot and in safe mode. MSE cannot be uninstalled either. I've read other threads and would like to know when program needs to be run first so i may supply the log files. Your help is apprecaited.

thank you,
-kA

Answer:win32/sirefef.ah trojan (causes one minute reboot)

please run the following:download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.[*]In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) ... Read more

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my l 50 works great on average for 25 to 30 minutes and cuts all alone, I turn it on again and it re works between 25 to 30 minutes all the time if I'm careful I can restart it before cutting the 25 minutes as many times that I want it and it works normally could you help me? thank you.

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Since I upgraded to Windows 10 Home from Windows 7, I've noticed that from a cold boot - e.g. PC has been turned off for several hours, the Ethernet network icon has the red X through it and I dont get any internet/network access.

It reports that the cable is unplugged. It definitely is plugged in, it goes straight into a Netgear Powerline homeplug.

If I then reboot, it connects straight away no problem at all.

I havent installed the motherboards LAN drivers, but thought it might be something else before I tried that?

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Hi people and thanks for helping
I have an issue for 2 days now... my computer freeze almost every hour. I have to cold reboot it, reset reboot does'nt work.
After a moment, it says "insert a bootable drive....."
So : my system drive is a Crucial M4 SSD 256 Go on a SATA 6G intel controller (i had to change the controller from a MARVELL one that causes real BSOD's)
My date drive is a Seagate Barracuda 2T0 on the same 6G intel controller

Surprisingly, the event monitor tells me that the marvell mv91xx.sys could not be loaded !! (i have to say that i disabled the MARVELL SATA controller in the bios)

Can anybody help me ?
Oups ! Almost one hour ! i 'm gonna freezz !!
Cheers
Olive224

Answer:Computer freeze every hour ! No real BSOD but cold reboot is necessary

Does this thread help you?
BSOD f4, ntoskrnl.exe-7f1c0

*SSD firmware update needed*

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Since I upgraded to Windows 10 Home from Windows 7, I've noticed that from a cold boot - e.g. PC has been turned off for several hours, the Ethernet network icon has the red X through it and I dont get any internet/network access.

It reports that the cable is unplugged. It definitely is plugged in, it goes straight into a Netgear Powerline homeplug.

If I then reboot, it connects straight away no problem at all.

I havent installed the motherboards LAN drivers, but thought it might be something else before I tried that?

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I have a curious situation. I replaced the hard disk in the above named Thinkpad with and Intel 530 SSD (250 MB). The OS is a fully patched Windows 7 Pro. Just for the record, to ensure full details are revealed: The new disk was, as recommended on the Lenovo site, activated as a GPT disk, the original was MBR. The BIOS option is Legacy boot (MBR) or UEFI (no MBR) or both. If I selected the UEFI only, I could not boot to or install the OS from the recovery disks. If I selected both, with legacy first or UEFI first, the recovery DVD's would boot and the inbstall would proceed without issue. This si where the trouble starts: Upon completion of the install, a number of anomalies appear. Regardless of the legacy/UEFI setting on the BIOS, if I warm boot, the options menu appears (tabbed with boot options and application options). I have no way out of this as another warm boot just returns me to that menu. If I cold boot, the proper boot sequence occurs and Windows loads properly, but only if the BIOS is set to BOTH for Legacy/UEFI. If it is set to either Legacy only or UEFI only on a cold boot, I get the option menu with the boot/applications tabs but the applications tab now includes the BIOS menu. If I cold boot with both Legacy and UEFI enabled, it boots to Windows and disk manager reveals that the disk is GPT but it appears to have an MBR. My conclusion is that the BIOS is confused because the disk is in some sort of amorphous MBR AND GPT state or something. I am concerned abo... Read more

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Hello,I already know how access safemode within Windows but, what about if I want to start safe mode as soon as I start my computer?I have tried several things during startup:1. pushing, not holding, several times F82. Fn+F83. SHIFT+F8I also tried the edit "trick" via bcdedit: I ran the command prompt as administrator and entered: "bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy".It did NOT help. I repeated all the 3 procedures (F8, Fn+F8, SHIFT+F8) with no luck!If I need to boot in safe mode, most of the time it is because I cannot boot Windows normally. What is the point to start Safemode within Windows? I understand Microsoft wanted to make the boot time more rapid, but this is a pain in the ass if  I will not be able to access Windows one day.Please help.Thank you

Answer:How to access Safe Mode from a cold boot on Lenovo U310 with Windows 8?

Carell wrote:Hello,I already know how access safemode within Windows but, what about if I want to start safe mode as soon as I start my computer?I have tried several things during startup:1. pushing, not holding, several times F82. Fn+F83. SHIFT+F8I also tried the edit "trick" via bcdedit: I ran the command prompt as administrator and entered: "bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy".It did NOT help. I repeated all the 3 procedures (F8, Fn+F8, SHIFT+F8) with no luck!If I need to boot in safe mode, most of the time it is because I cannot boot Windows normally. What is the point to start Safemode within Windows? I understand Microsoft wanted to make the boot time more rapid, but this is a pain in the ass if  I will not be able to access Windows one day.Please help.Thank youIt seems that the only way is to use your "recovery flash drive" or if you have a win installer in a flash drive. Of course you have to change the boot order in the bios to boot usb first.

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came home to see windows telling me it needs to reboot due to a recent update. upon reboot I noticed it was sitting there at the animated windows logo prior to the logon screen. the numlock led on the keyboard was stuck so I reset the computer with no change. I then tried safe mode with also no luck. I reset once more and did some googling for quick solutions and about 5 minutes later the computer goes to the logon screen. this is repeatable. i ran a chkdsk /r /f with no change. im not quite sure what to check from here but something is definitely wrong when I go from a 10 second start time to 5 minutes. any ideas?

Answer:how to troubleshoot 5 minute bootup (prev 10s) after win update reboot

Hello and welcome Kevin mate if you can get safe mode which I am assuming of course do a system restore to as far back as you like and then it is just a matter of installing updates until one finds the offender and then you just hide it so it doesn't bother you again. (Right click on it and pick Hide)

If yo are not offered may restore points click on the box for further back ones see pic but I suspect you know about this option

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Hi All,I am having the problem as per the title and cannot seem to remove the sirefef trojan in time before it reboots.I have run a FRST64.exe in system repair and this is the outcome:Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 17-06-2012 04Ran by SYSTEM at 19-06-2012 21:50:20Running from E:\Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English(US) The current controlset is ControlSet001========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe [167960 2011-03-30] (Intel Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [391704 2011-03-30] (Intel Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe [418840 2011-03-30] (Intel Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe [608112 2011-03-29] (Alps Electric Co., Ltd.)HKLM\...\Run: [SysTrayApp] C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray64.exe [1128448 2011-05-27] (IDT, Inc.)HKLM\...\Run: [QuickSet] C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\QuickSet.exe [3668336 2011-03-24] (Dell Inc.)HKLM\...\Run: [IntelTBRunOnce] wscript.exe //b //nologo "C:\Program Files\Intel\TurboBoost\RunTBGadgetOnce.vbs" [4526 2010-11-29] ()HKLM\...\Run: [IntelliPoint] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint&... Read more

Answer:Win7 Reboot after 1 minute, security centre not working

Good evening. Will you fire up FRST64 again but this time I want you to run a search for a file. Paste the following into the Search: textbox and click the Search File(s) button: services.exeLet me have the log that will be found on the flashdrive, as before.

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I just put an old drive back onto system (Main hard drive won't boot at all currently see-https://www.tenforums.com/general-support/86082-windows-10-getting-automatic-repairing-diagnosing-pc-messages.html)

The old drive had worked fine until Windows 10 did an update this AM. Now, it freezes. If I don't login right away, it even will freeze the LOGIN screen! I have NEVER seen that!
I have about 1 minute or so before it locks up.
Safemode seems to work fine.

I HATE WINDOWS AUTO UPDATE!!!!!! HATE IT! HATE IT! HATE IT!!!!!

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!
Bruce

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I have a Lenovo c300 All-in-one Desktop (model No. 30122WQ) with the following configuration. a) Intel Atom 330 / 1.6 GHzb) 2GB DDR2 SDRAMc) 320 GB, standard, Serial ATA-300, 7200 rpmd) Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530 with 512MB VRAMe) Sound card, integratedf) DVD-Writer, Serial ATA My problem is that every time I boot the computer (cold reboot) the monitor goes to full brightness. While on a soft reboot the computer retains the brightness setting. I have the latest drivers for my video graphics adaptor. The internal battery is also working fine. It's a new machine. I would like the computer to remeber the monitor britness settings after a cold restart. can anyone help me.Many thanks

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Hi there,This is my first time posting an issue with my Thinkpad R60e - I've had it for almost 2 years without any major problems and now something serious seems to have happened and I can't figure out what!  My work is in IT Helpdesk, so when something baffles me I usually take it as a bad sign..!A few weeks ago my R60e starting freezing for no apparent reason.  The cursor just stops dead and the screen freezes.  No key has any impact and the only way to get rid of the frozen screen is to press down on the start button until it finally switches off from the power supply.  The only consistency I've noticed is that I am always in the process of typing text when the crash happens - whether it's in my web browser or Excel - I cannot remember it ever crashing when I was not typing.  One time, it even crashed before I had gotten into it, when I was typing my password to log into Windows!  It doesn't crash every time I type text, but when the crash occurs I *will* be typing.  (So now, every time I reach toward the keyboard, I take a deep breath..!)I experimented by uninstalling Firefox (as i had recently updated it) and also by uninstalling all addons in there, but the problem keeps happening.  I removed all unnecessary hardware (external drive, ipod etc) and booted up, but to no avail.  There is no regular frequency - it can be OK for hours, then it can also crash 3 or 4 times in another hour.My main question here is how I can find out ... Read more

Answer:R60e - freezing when typing text, have to cold reboot - need a trace utiliy??

Hi again,Well after much trial and error I finally figured out what was causing this, so I thought I should post it here in case someone else has a similar problem and their appeals for help similarily draw a blank ... I mentioned in my original post about my recent battery failure - well it did indeed turn out to be the causing factor!I had already uninstalled so much software, ran anti-virus & anti-spyware scans, used Regcleaner, even edited startup items to boot only with the bare essentials - but all to no avail.  So I was becoming more and more convinced it was hardware-related.I read somewhere about how Power Management software could cause this kind of problem and so I uninstalled and disabled anything to do with power management, but this was not enough.  I even booted into my BIOS and also Thinkpad Rescue & Recovery state. I ran various diagnostic tools in there and the only errors reported were related to my dead battery.I began researching in various web forums about battery problems and I was surprised to learn that I could actually run my Thinkpad without any battery attached at all.  Furthermore, I was delighted to discover that I did not even have to go hunting for screwdrivers and allen keys - that one click of my fingernail would swiftly detach the battery from my laptop...So I rebooted my Thinkpad without a battery and just the AV cable .. and the issue disappeared!  I could not believe it was this simple, so I even waited 3 days ... Read more

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    We recently got 3 T61Ps here where I work.  We are all having a similar problem.  When we use them at home on our wireless network they will randomly freeze up at some point.  The cursor will spin, then the window stops responding, then goes gray.  Sometimes the window background turns black.  This leads to a hard reboot to get it back.  Most of the time a reboot has no problems.  However, I've already had to do a rescue once because a critical file during the boot sequence was missing or corrupt after the hard reboot.  I just had a coworker experience the problem this last weekend and he had to use the blue rescue button to recover and found out a registry corruption problem would not let a rescue occur, so he is now reloading it from scratch.  I need to understand what the issue is with these and wireless.  Our wireless drivers, I believe, are up to date.  My driver for Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN says its using driver 11.5.0.36 (11/27/2007).  Anyone else experiencing this problem, or understands the root cause of this would be greatly appreciated.  This only happens to us when using wireless as I use the laptop all day long on the dock with an ethernet connection.  The laptops came shipped with Vista Business SP1 (32-bit) and we have applied all patches from both Microsoft and Lenovo.

Answer:Thinkpad T61P freezing randomly when using wireless - cold reboot needed

I'd like to report an update to this.  All 3 of us have disabled turbo memory and the problem has so far not come back.  Now I am wondering if SP1 introduced a condition which freezes the turbo cache under certain conditions (wireless being one of them).

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Hi everyone,

I installed Kerio personal firewall on my Win NT, SP6, PIII

After a restart, the computer now methodically freezes at the VERY END of booting. It looks like when this newly installed program starts to load, it freezes the computer.

I tried booting it for the NT Setup floppy disks, through the Repair installation option... it's not finding anything wrong with registry or hard drive, etc.

Is there some kind of a Safe Mode analog for NT, so I can uninstall that program before it begins to load and locks the computer?

Any ideas will be appreciated! I know I can always reinstall the operating system from scratch (and actually I should upgrade to XP too), but is there a less radical way to solve the problem?

Thanks a million!
 

Answer:Help! Windows NT freezes after reboot

I take it you've tried "last known good configuration" ?

I've run across this hack, but I'm not sure you can do it at this stage. Even if you boot to the recovery console, I don't think you will be able to access the root drive to edit boot.ini

It's a hidden file anyway and the attribute would have to be removed, eg:

attrib -h c:\boot.ini
edit c:\boot.ini

http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/87/
http://www.mydesktophelp.com/tips/misc06.htm

You might try booting in VGA mode, which will get to Windows if the problem is display driver related.

Also it's possible you might be able to edit the boot.ini file using bootcfg

I'm not really familiar with what it can and can't do, but have a gander here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/317521
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q291/9/80.ASP
 

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