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Ethernet link not connecting on cold start - fine on reboot

Question: Ethernet link not connecting on cold start - fine on reboot

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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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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Hello all. Im having difficulty with my PC crashing several times after a cold start. It crashes at various points - usually the first is after a succesful boot into winxp but after this can be anywhere during the boot or after.

Since it started doing this (I cant think of what the trigger could have been) the memory has been replaced/upgraded from the original 256 to 2 new 512 sticks, the PSU has been upgraded to a 400W peak unit and the HDD has been replaced and all software reinstalled (one crash killed the old HDD). And still it crashes.

For a period of 2 or 3 weeks after the new memory was installed it didnt crash but slowly worked its way back up to 3 or 4 crashes every time it is cold started. Ive checked the memory with memtest86 and come up with nothing.

Its a 1.2 GHz AMD althlon, 512 RAM, 16mb nvidia riva tnt video card, wireless network card, regular network card, 1xhdd, 1x dvd, 1x floppy, 400w peak psu.

Running WindowsXP pro.

Any suggestions for my next move?

Cheers

Tom
 

Answer:3 or 4 Cold Start Crashes then fine all day

Overheating?
 

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I have a really weird problem: If I turn off my comp, (Intel Pentium 4, CPU 1.60 GHz, XP Pro),
it does not want to boot up,all I hear is the fan starting over and over again and see the CD-Rom light blinking with it. Reboots fine once running, but i never know what I've done to get it going....can take hours....so I never turn it off anymore. .....Thing is....I have a DSL modem....and when the comp is off...it interferes with this modem......and turns the 'enet' light off on the modem.......any ideas would be greatly appreciated

Thanks
 

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We have a C460 all-in-one that generates a "no operating system" error 1962 ONLY from cold starts.  If we restart or go to the BIOS, save, and start it works fine. We have tried a roll back and that does not help.  Cold starts in "SAFE" mode do start. SATA HCI (spelling?) in BIOS enabled/disabled has no effect. Any help would be appreciated! John

Answer:C460 error 1962 (no O/S) on cold start only, not on reboot or from BIOS start.

Hi radi0j0hn, welcome to the forum.
 
     You didn't say which OS you are using, Win 7, 8.1, or 10. However, it doesn't seem to make that much difference.
 
This issue may occur if one or more of the following conditions are true:
      The basic input/output system (BIOS) does not detect the hard disk.      The hard disk is damaged.      Sector 0 of the physical hard disk drive has an incorrect or malformed master boot record (MBR).      An incompatible partition is marked as Active.      A partition that contains the MBR is no longer active.
 
     It could also be caused by a broken, or defective hard drive cable, which could account for the problem being spurious. 
 
     Please use our Lenovo search, at the top of this page for  "no operating system error 1962", and make sure you change the "board" level, to "Community" for the best results. It should generate other users who have experienced the same problem, on a number of various systems, and possible solutions.
 
     You should also research your problem at the Lenovo C460 support page. Click on "Solutions" at this page:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/lenovo-c-series-all-in-ones/lenovo...
 
     A web search gave... Read more

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After an ext'd period of downtime, my system freezes on start-up at the black "Windows XP" screen. The moving blue object in the bar just freezes after around 10 secs of boot time, and I must hard shutdown or reset it in order to get the PC to do anything. The catch is, no matter how I choose to reboot the system, it'll be just perfectly fine after that. I can also proceed to normally shutdown and re-boot, or restart the computer without an issue. The only time it freezes is when it has been shutdown for, say, 8 hours or so.

I've run the latest versions of ad-aware & spybot. Both yielded absolutely nothing wrong. I also ran a full-blown Avast anti-virus scan...again, nothing wrong. I then uninstalled Avast, acquired a full-blown version of Kaspersky Virus scan, ran it, and again, nothing wrong. These of course were done in the proper manner.

I have just run HJT and have followed it up with the HJT Analyzer. Here is the result.txt log:

Log was analyzed using HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 12/6/04
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 5:54:33 PM, on 12/10/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal Pro\avpcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Taskbar\CTLTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Cre... Read more

Answer:"Cold" Start-Up Issue...Fine On Reboots

There is nothing in your log that would cause this.The only thing I can see is your APC UPS which may be playing up.Maybe ask the guys in the XP forum.

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Hello,

I recently purchased a new Alienware Laptop with Windows 10 installed. I'm having issues where on start-up, programs such as File Explorer, Internet Explorer etc. are taking 5-10 mins to load, whilst Apps such as Windows Edge load straight away. If I also try to open say my C Drive on File Explorer once it loads, I just get the Blue Loading Disc for another 5-10 mins until that loads.

But if I restart my laptop, everything then seems to run fine after that (but obviously I don't want to have to keep doing that as a permanent solution). I'll run a Virus Scan and make sure there's nothing bad on there but has anybody seen anything like this before and can offer some assistance?

Answer:Windows 10 Explorer Problems at Start Up But Fine on Reboot

I've seen that happen but it was some time ago, back in the days when computers started becoming faster processing but the HDDs were not keeping up in access speed, about when the 80486 was giving way to the Pentium-class processors. The initial bootup was faster than the HDD could deliver data but the reboot happened fast enough the HDD hadn't fully shut down, was still spinning. All that to say your situation may be a problem developing with the HDD.

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Hello,

I recently purchased a new Alienware Laptop with Windows 10 installed. I'm having issues where on start-up, programs such as File Explorer, Internet Explorer etc. are taking 5-10 mins to load, whilst Apps such as Windows Edge load straight away. If I also try to open say my C Drive on File Explorer once it loads, I just get the Blue Loading Disc for another 5-10 mins until that loads.

But if I restart my laptop, everything then seems to run fine after that (but obviously I don't want to have to keep doing that as a permanent solution). I'll run a Virus Scan and make sure there's nothing bad on there but has anybody seen anything like this before and can offer some assistance?

Answer:Windows 10 Explorer Problems at Start Up But Fine on Reboot

I've seen that happen but it was some time ago, back in the days when computers started becoming faster processing but the HDDs were not keeping up in access speed, about when the 80486 was giving way to the Pentium-class processors. The initial bootup was faster than the HDD could deliver data but the reboot happened fast enough the HDD hadn't fully shut down, was still spinning. All that to say your situation may be a problem developing with the HDD.

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I hope somebody else has seen this. I explained more of the problem here; http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/959379-re-installed-xp-still-takes.html#post7662292

But the fact that there is no problem with "restart" or after only a few minutes of off-time makes me think that there is something wrong besides the usual corrupted/missing boot stuff.

If I leave it off for 2 hours I'm in big trouble though and it takes a near miracle to get it to boot. If it's been on recently there is absolutely no problem. Any thoughts?

MUCH thanks- Brian
 

Answer:Solved: Won't boot when cold.Fine when warm (XP)

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Hello.  I've been having an issue for a long time, over a year I believe. Even after installing a new hard drive, and doing a fresh install of Windows 8.1 Pro, it has started doing it again. When the computer starts from a cold boot, powering up for the first time, it takes a while to "think".  After a few minutes, the computer will flash a blue screen, then restart the computer, and boot into windows just fine.  After telling windows to not auto restart on a blue screen, the message was of the nature of "no hard drive/OS found".  With how much effort it took to get back into windows with this problem, and windows not auto restarting after a blue screen, I don't really want to try and get the exact phrasing. Originally, this laptop came with Windows 7, and I upgraded it to 8.1 and I never had a problem.  It came with the SSD, and I believe I had Lenovo install windows on the SSD.  Before I sent the laptop in under warranty due to using the battery power gauge reset, I reset the laptop back to factory.  After getting the laptop back from Lenovo, I reinstalled windows directly to 8.1, and this problem eventually appeared. With the hard drive failure I had been experiencing, I was thinking that that may have been the problem.  But after replacing the hard drive, and doing a completely fresh install of 8.1, the problem went away.  However, with more and more windows updates, the computer takes a longer time to start... Read more

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I've been having problems with my rig and the only piece I haven't replaced is my processor. I have literally replaced every piece of hardware. And am maybe coming to the conclusion that it is a compatibility problem with my Intel i7-920 and my Asus rampage iii gene mobo.

I've updated BIOS, drivers, everything I can think of that is software related.

I've attached some dumps and a few other files to help troubleshoot.

Any help would be appreciated!

thx,
Trev

Answer:BSOD only on cold boot, 100% fine after warm reset

Dumps indicate BC 101 which is mainly caused by a defective CPU

STOP 0x101: CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT troubleshtg

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tml#post356791

Run Prime 95 again to test your CPU and your ram. Carefully the instructions in this tutorial: CPU - Stress Test with Prime95. Run 3 separate tests, one on each of the settings (Blend, Small FFTs, Large FFTs). Post back with your results.

Code:
BugCheck 101, {19, 0, fffff880009b2180, 4}

***** Debugger could not find nt in module list, module list might be corrupt, error 0x80070057.

Probably caused by : Unknown_Image ( ANALYSIS_INCONCLUSIVE )

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I've done lots of searching and know that the "blank screen except a flashing cursor on boot" problem is pretty common, but haven't found anything like what I'm experiencing.

When I power on after a full shutdown, I get a blank screen except for a flashing cursor in the top left corner of both my monitors (dual monitor setup). The computer is completely unresponsive when this happens. If I push the reset button on my case at this stage, windows boots normally and I am able to login and use the computer. Restarting using the start menu also results in a successful windows boot.

So every time I power on my computer, I have to wait for the flashing cursors, push the reset button, then login. It's only an annoyance now, but obviously something's wrong and I'm worried that one day the reset method won't work. This has been going on for months. Any ideas?


Win7 HP 64, MSI P55-GD65, i7860, xfx radeon hd 5750, Corsair TX750 watt PS, 8gb ram

Answer:Flashing cursor on cold boot, but all is fine upon reset?

First post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
so we can check the configuration and if the Active flag is correctly planted.

Then reboot into System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times to see if it finds and resolves the issue.

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Win7 installs fine, then reboots to complete installation but then stops the loading of windows saying there was an unexpected reboot or error and windows installation cannot proceed and to reinstall windows again. This was a clean install of windows and not an upgrade.

I checked the setup error log in Panther and it said there was a [0x060675] error, which i don't know what could cause this.

Setup is

Amd X3 425

Asus M4A77D

WD 320 Gb blue

2 Gb ozc mem

I also have the a setupact log if that will help.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Win7 installs fine, then on first reboot it says there was a unexpected reboot or err

Sounds like the disc is bad to me.
 

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Good Morning Everyone,

Appreciate all the help on this matter, but a relatively new rig here not sure exactly what is wrong with the machine. The error only occurs on a cold boot up and after 1-2 bsod it works fine the rest of the time.

I've uploaded the error logs and i've ran RAM Test and Disk check and nothing pops up. I suspect it could be the ram but i am not entirely certain . I appreciate all the help on this matter.

Answer:BSOD Error 1033 on Cold Boot Up Fine on Warm

What did you run for RAM & Disk checking? For RAM it should be a few hours run of Memtest86+ and for the disk it should be Seatools on all tests except Advanced and Long Generic.

I'm seeing solitary bit corruptions taking place in Windows kernel code. No doubt there's a hardware issue, but which hardware can be rather difficult to ascertain. Aside from the aforementioned diagnostic tests, also run Prime95 on Torture Test on Blend settings overnight (make sure your CPU cooler is fit to handle it!). Regardless of the results, you may want to run another test afterwards but on Large FFT settings instead. This can help us discern whether it's an internal CPU issue or something else. Remember that the PSU can also be a potential element of failure.

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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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I have a cold cathode kit from PC Mods
http://pcmods.com/details.asp?ProdID=137

I broke the bulb so I tried to order another one. PC Mods doesn't show replacement bulbs on their website and that damned company never answers the phone and usually doesn't respond to e-mail.

I then ordered this from ZX Mods
http://www.zxmods.com/products/productccmodtubes.html

I can't seem to connect the two to make the bulb work. The inverter is still in the case and it's plugged into the power supply with a 4-pin molex. And it's also connected to a toggle switch. The replacement came with a 3 pin plug that won't fit into anything. I have a 3-pin to 4-pin fan adapter but it won't work with that. It seems like it's not meant to fit into it.

I put in the 2 URLs so you can see things much better than I can explain them. Any help appreciated but remember that my knowledge of electricity is less than none.
Sign me...
Liberal Arts Major
 

Answer:Anyone know anything about connecting cold cathodes?

moving to hardware
 

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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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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.

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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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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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

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com/
uSearch Page = hxxp://www.google.com
uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uDefault_Search_URL = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
uSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q=%s
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In SSV Helper: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - No File
BHO: Catcher Class: {adecbed6-0366-4377-a739-e69dfba04663} - c:�... Read more

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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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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hies,

my wireless router and wireless adapter is not connecting. I am having a hard time trying to connect to the net. it constantly says weak signal (54mb). The router is maybe at least 30 feet away from the computer (wireless adapter). i have installed all the required drivers and also changed the PCI slots for troubleshooting. Now i'm at a dead end and can not figure what other things i can do to improve. There is no phone, radio devices, or other signal that is interferring. The wireless adapter and wireless router is a straight shot. Its just down the hallway.

Is there something i can do to have great signal? or even connect? at the moment i cant connect, unless i use the Cat6 cable. thats the only way it will work. once the wireless adapter is inserted, there is next to none connection.

any hints are greatly appreciated!
 

Answer:D-Link dir615 & D-Link dwa542 not connecting

Any help is appriciated!
 

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Ok, so I bought this router DIR-615, went through the entire procedure without a prob, second I installed the DWL-G510 (D-link) adapter into my pc (winXP pro, Pentium 4),

now the funny and really frustrating thing is everytime it looks for a wireless network it doesn't find one + after refreshing my pc automaticly goes into a loop of restarts. The only way of getting it out of its roundabout is by turning the power of and unplugging the adapter from my pc or by unplugging the router so there is no wireless NW.

I've went through everything I could think of, formatted my pc, searched a million of help pages online, went to the store (and there it worked perfectly, no problem accesing the wireless network of the store with the DWL-G510)

So plz, could anybody help me out on this one, I'm really running out of options here m/b something is wrong with my configuration of the router, but I don't think so, got no problems using one of the wired LAN ports of the router.

Thx in advance, I just hope I didn't post this in the wrong forum, it's hardware related I thought, so plz don't shoot me if I'm wrong
 

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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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    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 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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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
Intel i7 3rd Generation 3770k, Samsung Evo 840... Read more

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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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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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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Morning - we just bought (our second) XPS 13 which I did a clean install of Windows 10 on (to claim back as much disk space as possible). All okay, except when selecting 'Restart' from the 'Start Button/Power', the computer freezes on the Dell logo, not even getting to the spinning dots stage.

If I turn the laptop off and re-boot, all is well. Also, if I go into BIOS/UEFI and re-boot from there, it boots back to Windows okay: Windows will just not restart itself. Since the BIOS re-booting works okay, I was wondering if this is a Windows problem (Dell have been no help at all on their forums for me).

All the drivers are up-to-date, as are all the MS upates, which are set to automatic.

Any help would be much appreciated - by all those on the Dell forums!

Many thanks,

Chris

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This seems to be a widespread issue with various Thinkpads and various SSDs but I have yet to find a solution that works for me. I have a T400 with the latest BIOS (3.24 2012-10-17) and a SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD with the latest firmware. Since installing the SSD the system ALWAYS gives immediate Error 2100 on a cold boot and ALWAYS boots perfectly into Windows from a warm boot, e.g. a ctrl-alt-del from the error screen or a restart from Windows. I have tried everything that I could find on the internet to no avail. Any suggestions as to what causes this and any way around it?

Answer:T400 with SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD Error 2100 on Cold Boot but fine on warm boot (ctrl-alt-del)

Hello and welcome,
 
FWIW my best guess as to what causes this is timing.  Some SSD's internal controllers take longer to come to an operational state than the laptop's BIOS allows.  BIOS times out waiting on the drive and throws the error.
 
Warm boot works because the drive has had power long enough to complete its internal start-up.
 
I had a similar problem with a Crucial m4.  Fortunately it cured itself after a drive firmware update.  One interesting thing was that simply doing an update could cause the problem - until the drive had finished its internal housekeeping following the update.
 
This isn't much help   You might be able to finesse the problem by tuning off the "Quick Boot" option in the T400's BIOS.  Depending on when the drive timeout happens, this may give the SSD time to power on fully.  Booting will be a little slower.
 
Z.

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Since getting my custom built PC, I have a BSOD that occurs after about 2 minutes of getting past the welcome screen and I only have this BSOD on a cold boot. If you could please help me and give me some advice on what i should do I would be extremely grateful!

I originally posted this BSOD on Seven forums: BSOD on first boot then okay! (NTOSKRNL.exe) - Windows 7 Forums
Thank You!

Answer:BSOD on a cold boot! After BSOD works fine!

You have about 15 dump files since 1/6/2013 and the causes for BSOD's with different processes. You might have a bad memory stick. Download Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool , burn, then boot up from CD to run the test

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I recently purchased an HP Pavillion Elite 441F computer. Upon starting it up, I discovered that although my wireless connection works perfectly, I cannot connect via an ethernet cable. I have tried multiple ethernet cables that I verified the connectivity of using my laptop. When I plug in an ethernet cable, the port shows a green light and an orange light below it. My computer recognizes that an ethernet cord has been plugged in, but shows the over the eternet box on the taskbar. All drivers are up-to-date.

Thoughts? I appreciate any help offered.
 

Answer:Wireless fine, Ethernet not so much...

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Hey

I'm getting a BSOD once a day or every time my computer has been turned off for longer than just a reboot. When the computer reboots after the BSOD it runs just fine with no incidents until the next time its turned off for a bit.

IIRC it started after x version Nvidia driver and I've tried reinstalling Nvidia drivers, installing new versions, clean installs, uninstalling with Display Driver Uninstaller and then reinstalling.

DM log collector file attached as per the BSOD tutorial:
Attachment 101490

Any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:BSOD once a day, then fine after reboot

   Warning
Programs that claim to update your drivers install either the wrong or corrupted drivers.
If you have installed any driver with Driver Booster 3, please remove them as it may cause trouble.
An easy way to get remove these drivers is by using a restore point prior the installation.
Daemon tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known cause for BSOD's.
Please remove Daemon Tools and run the SPTD pass through remover.

Uninstall Daemon ToolsDownload the SPTD standalone installer and follow these steps:
Double click the executable to open itClick on the button shown below

If the button is grayed out, like in the image, there is no more SPTD installation on your system, and you can close the window

Please fill in your system specsPlease follow this tutorial and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about your system specs, please fill in your system specs more completely including PSU, cooling and other used stuff like mouse, keyboard, monitor, case, etc.
The PSU, cooling and other stuff are NOT mentioned in the tool.
In the left corner below in your post you find 'My System Specs'. After clicking it you can find a link a little below that says 'Update your System Spec', click on this link to get to the page where you can fill in your system specs.

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HELP - while trying to fix my Maxtor external HD using Drive Rescue my windows XP machine froze up and now I can't reboot.

I can get to the Dell - Optiplex GX260 screen using the f12 key, but that is about it. It usually freezes saying that it has an error loading the system.

What can I do from here?

Thanks
 

Answer:(ttt) Fine Pickle - can't reboot XP

Run the Dell hard drive diagnostics . . the drive may have failed. The diagnostics are on the Resource CD or you can download from Dell support site.
 

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Hey

I'm getting a BSOD once a day or every time my computer has been turned off for longer than just a reboot. When the computer reboots after the BSOD it runs just fine with no incidents until the next time its turned off for a bit.

IIRC it started after x version Nvidia driver and I've tried reinstalling Nvidia drivers, installing new versions, clean installs, uninstalling with Display Driver Uninstaller and then reinstalling.

DM log collector file attached as per the BSOD tutorial:
NICKY-15-09-2016_114050,40.zip

Any help would be much appreciated.

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For the past 3 days I've not been able to sustain an ethernet connection from my laptop. I've had a tech out from my ISP to check the router and it's fine. So with everything updated and working properly, my connection keeps dropping in and out. Wireless works just fine though. I'm thinking it could be a software problem but I'm darned if I can figure out where. Please find my system info as requested below.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-3420M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7657 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6520G, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 441 GB (216 GB Free); D: 20 GB (2 GB Free); E: 3 GB (3 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3568
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated
 

Answer:Ethernet connection in and out, wireless just fine

After the connection drops it reconnects on its own without you doing anything?

Please show the following for a good connection and for when the connection has dropped ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

[Press ENTER after ths command.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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Hi, this my first time posting and I really would refrain from bothering people if I could, but I've been having this issue with my wireless for the last month so I thought perhaps someone could help.

The OS is a Windows XP home.

I go into IPCONFIG/ALL and it tells me that my wireless is disconnected



I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers.
I've tried going into the router (it's a NETGEAR MR814) IP, and I've added it to the list of devices that can connect to it, but it's not working. It just... won't work. It's not that there's a security lock on my router because I've disabled it and it still wouldn't work.

So now I'm completely befuddled, and disheartened, and on the verge of just taking apart my machine were it not for the ethernet connection. Can someone please help?

~nkiseki
 

Answer:Ethernet works fine, Not Wireless

First try going into network property and see if you can see it.
If you see something like "Local Area connection 2" with wireless network card, right click on the icon and view available network/connection.
If you see your wireless router setting, highlight and click "Connect".
 

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I have a random rebooting problem.

It is a new pc build with the following attached -

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UWC ATX Mid Tower 380W
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+(65W) Windsor 2.0GHz
ECS NFORCE4M-A (V3.0) Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 4X ATX Mobo
WD Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s HardDrive
WINTEC AMPX (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
LITE-ON 18X DVD±R DVD Burner

I have 2 sticks of ram, and I have tried swapping them out and using different slots.

I have reformatted and started to install windows multiple times. It will always get through the formatting and copying of files. Then windows forces a reboot and once the windows installer starts, the random reboots begin. Sometimes I get to set the date/time and admin password before it starts, other times it starts immediately after the forced reboot. Sometimes it gets in a loop and restarts 3-4 times and finally dies with the monitor not getting any signal.

I would think it was the mobo, power supply, or video card but it is only partially random. It seems really odd to me that it always works fine while formatting (and it takes 30-45 mins) and only starts acting up once the windows installer starts. I have tried both regular and quick format multiple times each.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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I have a 5 year old Micron Millennia running Windows98 (I know -- sounds pretty pathetic).

In the last week or so the screen will be grayed out (you can see everything, but it's very hard to see) on boot. If you reboot it several times, the screen will eventually come back and be fine.

I tried just not powering it down -- and that works fairly well, except the screen went dim while the computer was up and running, one time. We tried replacing the video card -- got a new GeForce NVidea 6200 (which is compatible with Windows98) and everything was fine -- for a while, then the problem cropped up again.

What to do? The monitor appears to be working okay otherwise. We tried plugging in a different monitor and the problem was just the same.

Thank-you for any help or advice that you can give.
-- Penny
 

Answer:Screen Fade / Fine on Reboot

well the average life use for a crt monitor is 5 years i think it is going bad
 

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Good day All,

To cut a long story short, I had a virus/s which Bleeping Computers was helping me with when suddenly my computer was wiped.
I used the recovery disc and did a re-install. Everything fine until I restart the machine and I get a message saying that a file is corrupt or missing. The file in question is:-

Windowsroot>system32\ntoskrnl.exe

I have reinstalled three times and get the same problem each time I restart the computer.
As usual, all and any help appreciated.
George.

Answer:Used Recovery disc - fine until I need to reboot

Hi .I would run a check (manufacturer's diagnostic) of the hard drive, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314477Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/ Louis

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Hi all,

as per usual, it is a problem that has seen me look for help and find this forum.

I have installed windows 7 on a laptop that is a few years old (fujitsu amilo v2035pro).
I thought all was fine, i used the xp gfx driver for the video which is a via s3g unichrome igp pro.
It asked for a reboot, which i did and the video came back great at 1280x800.

Trouble is, everytime i reboot the resolution goes back to 640x480 and i cant change it. I have to unistall the device, reboot, reinstall and it is fine again.

Talk about frustrating. When installed the machine works great but why the resetting of the resolution? It makes no sense.

Any help seriously appreciated as i am going insane

Answer:Cant change resolution after reboot, fine before!

I'm not sure why you would install a video driver meant for XP on a Windows 7 system, or even how you managed to do this. Did 7 not install a driver by itself?

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I am trying to dual boot Vist with XP Pro. Vista installs without any problems. When I get to the welcome screen and start using Vista, everything works as expected, not great, but I get to use the operating system. When I reboot the system, my computer only has the option to boot to XP. There is no option in the boot ini file that recognizes Vista was ever installed. The partition which I installed Vista to has it in there. I have tried formatting the partition about 3 or 4 times and every time I install Vista, I get the same results (Vista works untill I reboot and then I can't boot to it)

Has anyone else experienced this, or any ideas how to fix it?

Thanks, ZMAN
 

Answer:Vista installs fine until reboot

I had a similar problem. I had XP on one hard drive & Vista on another. I was not able to get a boot menu to display. I had to go into my bios & change the hard drive priority setting. I believe you can add info to the XP boot.ini to boot into Vista.

I just did a Google search and found the following utility for Vista. It's called EasyBCD. It may help you.
 

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I'm sure this has been asked 1000 times but I cannot seem to find my exact issue anywhere. Hopefully this helps myself and anyone who runs into this issue.

To start, I have Windows 7 Professional 64bit. Everything worked 100% fine with absolutly no issue and then.... I moved. Now we have Fios instead of Comcast.

Now to the issue. When I have the ethernet connected I cannot get internet access but I have full network access. I went out and purchased a new wirless card and wirless works just fine. I tested 2 different cables, recrimped both of them and nothing. I have activity on the PC and the Router so I am sure they are good.

I have tried everything I have read online, Updated Realtek Family PCI Ethernet drivers from MSIglobal. Disabled/Enabled. ipconfig /flushdns, /release and /renew. I went as far as Backing up and reformating the Hard Drive and before reinstalling the backup I tested it and nothing. Restored my backup file and yep.. nothing.

Its kind of frustrating. I'm not exactly and expert but i am in no way a novice either. This one has me stumped. Im thinking maybe it is a windows service that is not set to start correctly but I figured I would creat a post while I am at work and maybe have and answer to test before I hunt through the services tonight.

Any advice is greatly appreciated

Thanks

Answer:Ethernet=No Internet But Wireless Works Fine

This sounds more like a router problem to me. Have you tried resetting your router then using the ipconfig /all command?

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As mentioned in the title, my internet is working fine. spent some time onthe phone with my service provider and he said everything is fine and suggested i plug into another computer and sure enough it works without issue. So everything using wifi works but my desktop will not connect with the ethernet cable.
I just get issues saying problems with dns server.

Attached is the ipconfig /all as it seems to be the first thing asked for from other post i have been reading through.
any help would be greatly appreciated as i would rather not go to the extreme of reformatting.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\jeremy>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : jeremy-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : cgocable.net

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : cgocable.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82562V-2 10/100 Network Connecti
on
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-9B-1E-C8-67
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3cce:6abb:1ef6:fcea%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
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Answer:Internet working fine but no connection through ethernet

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Hi all.
First of all, I want to thank you guys in advance for putting your time and effort to solve my issue. any answer would be grateful to me.

My internet provider is At&t and as I mentioned in the title, wireless internet works perfectly fine, but Ethernet connection doesn't work on my desktop. Currently I am using wireless adapter on my PC, and it works just fine. I tried disabling the wireless connection, resetting the modem, re installing the Ethernet driver and anything I can think of.

The odd thing is that my brother used Ethernet connection just fine with his desktop about three weeks ago, with same router and same cable. So I am assuming that my computer is the one with the problem but I can't figure it out why.

I'm going to try out the different cable tomorrow, but I highly doubt it will fix my problem.

Help me guys. If you need any other information, ask away. I will give it to you as much as I can

Attachment file is my network and sharing center status unidentified network is my ethernet connection

Here is my ipconfig /all result

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Junbum-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : attlocal.net

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family ... Read more

Answer:Wireless works fine, Ethernet doesn't

Odds are that the NIC has failed.

Another low possibility (in addition to cable and router LAN port) are the PC's firewall or security suite misconfigured or corrupted.

Another thing to try: in Device Manager right click on the ethernet - Properties - Advanced tab - for the 'Speed & Duplex' property try different values beginning with '100 Mbps full duplex' and '10 Mbps full duplex.'
 

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I am on a Win 7 based computer. New apt, new internet connection. Old router.
Connects to net fine with an ethernet cable.
Connects to the wifi signal (strong signal) with password authentication BUT no internet access.
All my laptops are experiencing the same issue- so it does not appear to be related to the computer.
I then connected the ethernet cable to a Linksys E2000. Again, good signal, clear connection BUT no internet access.
What can I do??
IPCONFIG/ALL>myTCP.txt did not produce any results in DOS (why??)
Thanks in advance.....
 

Answer:Wifi connection issues- fine on ethernet

IPCONFIG/ALL report:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : subra-tablet
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : westell.com

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-5E-C0-40-B0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : westell.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 0C-60-76-4A-97-6C
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::7997:4b52:9da9:c46e%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.33(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, May 03, 2014 8:22:44 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, May 04, 2014 11:55:35 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 302801014
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . ... Read more

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Hi
I had posted earlier also in this forum and d prblm got solved as it was a driver issue. Now again i have got a similar prblm but is not a driver issue. I have a P7H55 Asus Motherboard with the ethernet port and cable working fine individually. However, when i connect them together, the ethernet light on the router remains stable as if connected but still the desktop shows not connected. This time i have installed the drivers which came from the motherboard manufacturer and are the latest. In the Network and Sharing Center, the icon is enabled. It does not show cross sign. Please help me out.
 

Answer:Ethernet works fine on laptop but not on desktop.

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This morning I turned on my computer to notice that it was missing several drivers, including graphics, keyboard and USB controller. I have since fixed all of this yet my Ethernet connection will not show on available networks (I have no WiFi card in my desktop). I ran an ipconfig and attatches the results. The modem is fine, and the cable works in my laptop without fault. When plugged into the desktop it flashes green but no connection available
 

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Hi, I am using the Actiontec MI-424WR or MI424WR router that I am provided by verizon. My service provides 15 Mbps down 2 Mbps up. When I first got the service earlier this month tests done at speakeasy showed 15/1.7 which was normal. The past week or so, my connection has deteriorated to being now about 300-700k/1.7. I still get full upload speed, but I don't get anywhere near the download speed I should be getting. My mother's computer which is on a wireless connection gets 10 mbps which is good for wireless. I have also put a wireless card in my laptop which gets 10 mbps also. I still can figure out though why a wired connection would have issues. I tried searching all the help forums, but I cant find an answer. I am not sure whether its my laptop's ethernet port or the router's ethernet, I have checked all 4 ports on the router.

thanks
chris
 

Answer:Ethernet connection slow, wireless is fine

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The ingredients: cable modem, Trendnet 5 port ethernet (not wireless) hub, laptop running current version of OS X Leopard PPC, PC running XP SP2

The hub went in yesterday. Cable modem is in port 1
OS X laptop is in port 2. OS X found a connection with no problem.
XP box is in port 3. XP says, 'weak connection' and delivers nothing.

And I am dead in the water. The Network Setup Wizard on XP advises tells me to turn off file/printer sharing so Windows Firewall can protect the computer. Other sources on the web tell me that Windows Firewall is a joke, and that any third party firewall is a better choice. File sharing is an integral part of having a network at home, I thought.

What am I missing? Before the hub, I was just turning off the cable modem and switching ethernet cords. It was not an elegant system, but it worked.

Do I need to designate one computer as an always-on server? I prefer not to do that. All I want to do is share the cable connection, and occasionally move some files.
 

Answer:Solved: cable, ethernet, OS X fine, XP a mystery

What is the exact error message you receive and how is your network configured?
 

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Got an issue with using the Ethernet where it would Blue screen my PC. If I use WiFi, it's fine but the moment I use Ethernet it crashes with a paged fault in non paged area BSOD. I have updated drivers, cleared and reupdated drivers to noavail. Also bought a new NIC and cat5 cable and it's still causing stop errors.

Answer:BSOD while plugged into Ethernet fine with WiFi

For more specific troubleshooting steps, please follow the blue screen posting instructions.http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html
Crashes point to a problem with your display card and possibly your RAM. I also see Service Pack 1 is not installed, which may be the underlying factor for all the crashes.

Update to Service Pack 1 (SP1)Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 (KB947821) [August 2011]

Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB947821) [August 2011]

Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center

Service Pack 1 Download site
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For some months, I left my PC on 24/7. September last year, I found the PC wouldn't start from cold. I thought it was a glitch, but had the same problem at Christmas, so obviously not a glitch. The symptoms are these:

Switch on PC. Monitor stays blank. No lights to show any drives being accessed. Not getting as far as BIOS, by the looks of things. I can hear the system fan going, but that's about it. After a few minutes warming up, CD drive lights flicker. At this point I power down, wait a few seconds, then switch on again. I have to repeat this a few times to get the PC to start. Once I've got the PC to start, everything seems fine.

Things tried:
Vacuuming inside of PC - no effect
Ensuring cards and RAM are correctly seated (cleaned edge connectors) and all cables are firmly attached - no effect
Replaced battery on mobo - no effect (*more on that later)
Tested RAM - tests out OK

*I replaced the mobo battery for two reasons. Firstly, somebody said it might be causing my problem; secondly, the PC clock lost time while the PC was off. When I turned the PC off recently, I found the clock was still losing time - 43 hours over 10 days (the calendar is now 1 day out).

PC Spec: AMD Athlon 1.2 GHz CPU, Chaintech CT-7AJA mobo, 128Mb RAM, SoundBlaster 5.1 Live soundcard, nVidia GeForce2 graphics card, 40Gb hard drive

I have not added or changed any hardware since the problem occurred, nor did I add or change anything immediately before th... Read more

Answer:PC won't start from cold

All symptoms point to a dying powersupply. Check all the voltages in your BIOS or get the free Everest Home program from www.lavalys.com
If the voltages shown are within max. 5% (under or over) of their nominal values, your PSU is still OK.
Report back with results please.
 

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Hello guys,i have a problem with my T60 running XP SP3. Each time i cold start the notebook,  CPU is locked at 50% doing nothing. Task manager says 99% System idle processes, but CPU usage is +/-50%, so i can't identify the process that is responsible for it.This disappears after reboot, or after sleep/wake. It is only present after cold start (after few hours of notebook being switched off completely). Screen:http://tinypic.com/r/2mot9vs/8What can cause this?I am running this notebook only on AC power, i have no battery installed (battery was dead and causing BSODs, this stopped after i removed it). Can this be a cause?Let me know, if you need any more specifics.Thanks in advance.Dee.

Answer:T60 at 50% CPU after cold start

Hi, I suspect your problems are related. I haven't experienced the cpu issue exactly, but the battery issue I have seen and it was usually a bad system board, however all of this could be explained with software or malware problems so the first thing to check would be to do a fresh windows install either on a new partition or different harddrive or bood from a linux live CD. If you experience the same issues then it's a hardware problem, if the problems go away then you have a software problem and reinstalling windows should fix it. If you need a windos disc I may be able to help, or if you end up needing a system board I can get most T60 boards dirt cheap from fellow members I've helped to retrofit T61 boards into their T60 models. Once you've determined if it's hardware or software I could better assist you. ps. other members may have some incite to offer too, but if you want my help it might be a good idea to PM me if you reply because I haven't been getting the email notifications when messages are replied to lately even though I suscribe to all my replies and I wouldn't want you to wait an abnormally long time for a reply.





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Question: cold start

http://www.techspot.com/vb/all/windows/t-14342-Asus-A7N8XE-DL-cold-start-prob.html

i replied to this post asking for help but i can't seem to post anymore repleys on it

i turned my computer off for 10 secs and its doing this again i really need help its driving me crazy

thx's
 

Answer:cold start

Have you tried changing any of your parts around, ie your Ram, CPU, PSU and mobo would be the main ones, you've flashed your BIOS and that so many times, and it still pretty much doesnt work, try changing parts, using different pieces of hardware as a form of elimination may work for you.
 

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Question: cold start

hi every oneI have X40 thinkpad with win XP PRO,I have formated and wiped the hard disk ,every time I had to do a cold start if the laptop try to restart from installing or updating(lights keep flashing and stopping continuously) any help please

Answer:cold start

Hmm, your question does not make a lot of sense? Are you trying to re-install XP Pro after formatting your hard drive? Have you got your original XP disc?

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Hardware...Gigabyte K7 Triton 400 motherboard with Promise RAID function (hopefully overridden in the BIOS), HDD, Removable caddy HDD, CD/DVD Player, CD/DVD R/W and floppy.A couple of colder mornings, the pc was reluctant to start (dead screen with no POST beeps), but switching off, and starting again(two or three times) and it kicked into life.Until this morning - when it was a little colder.Several goes at switching right off and starting again did no good. Disconnect every port and usb device. Still no good.It did this before when it was cold, methinks. So out with the warm air blower and point it vaguely in the direction of the insides to warm it up (I thought these things worked better when they are cold!).After about 30 minutes of this a little life!!!It gave a long beep followed by two short beeps and then went off and sulked again.Did that a few times. "Life, perhaps? Give it a little longer to warm up", I thought. And I did. And, verily, it works.So...Why will it only start if it's nice and cosy and warm?I wondered, vaguely, if the cmos battery is low when it's cold - but I've not lost any time on the clock. And that's my only straw to clutch at.Given the symptom of not starting when it's cold - only when it's warm (I shall not switch it off for a while now) and an 'intermediate' POST of one long and two short, any ideas anyone?TIAChris

Answer:PC won't start when it's cold

my guess would be p/supply do you have a known good one you could try?johnny.

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I am working on an XP Prof desktop and when I turn it on it goes to the login and a little further and then single beeps and starts the boot again. I can boot in safe mode fine. I stopped the auto reboot in boot failure and got the error and blue screen "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" on the next bootup. I have run scans and cleaned up some adware with malware bytes...What should I look for now? Thanks

Answer:Continuous reboot in XP but safe mode does fine

That would typically indicate a hardware issue. If there are multiple sticks of RAM present, try only one at a time. You may also want to try a different video card if possible, or test the current video card in another system.

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I am having issues with a home built pc that I have not been able to resolve on my own. BSOD happens on startup almost every time. PC bsod then reboots and operates normally. Any information you can provide regarding what is causing this and steps to resolve is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Bon3fish

Answer:BSOD on startup, operates fine after reboot

Hi Bon3fish,

See if disabling fast startup helps

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html

Code:
Event[15829]:
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Boot
Date: 2016-08-08T16:49:35.623
Event ID: 29
Task: N/A
Level: Error
Opcode: Info
Keyword: N/A
User: S-1-5-18
User Name: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer: Donna-PC
Description:
Windows failed fast startup with error status 0xC0000001.

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Computer ran fine in the am. Shut down and restarted in the pm. Boot to windows was no slower than normal. When you click on any executable, program takes forever to load. For example, after clicking Outlook 2007, about 10 minutes later I can actually see my emails. Move the mouse to click and open an email, cursor disappears then reappears about 50 seconds later. Maybe 5-7 minutes later, the email message will open. The same scenario occurs for Task Manager, Windows Explorer, Firefox, etc.

Machine: HP Pavilion dv5000 (laptop), AMD Turion 1.79GHz, RAM 2GB.
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (All current updates installed)

In Safe Mode, machine seems to be operating at normal speed. Reboot to normal Windows, it's still ridiculously slow.

From Safe Mode, ran Webroot, Spybot, and Malwarebytes. Only thing found was some cookies.

Earlier today, managed to run a few things from normal Windows.
Using BitDefender 2010; defrag accomplished, registry cleaner, cleaned cookies/temp files and virus scan (none found).

CHKDSK and rebooted. No disk problems found. Currently running WD Disk Utility.

Last program installed (5 days ago): Updated iTunes program

Ran msconfig and turned off any unneeded start-up programs.

Installed the CPU Speed gadget and noticed the CPU going to 100% on several occasions.

No improvements made so far.

Because it worked fine before I rebooted and now its crazy slow, it's got me scratching my head. I thought virus ... Read more

Answer:WIN7. Fine before reboot. Now extremely slow.

First, try this to see if Task Manager can identify the hog:

Quote:




Task Manager:
Also, you can monitor the system for excessive resource consumption. To do this, open up Task Manager by right clicking on the Task Bar.
Then select the Processes tab.
Then select the "Show processes from all users" button (in the lower left)
Then select the View menu item, then select "Select columns"
In the Select columns window, place checkmarks next to I/O Reads and I/O Other.
Click OK to accept the changes.
Resize the Task Manager window so you can see the most of the columns.
Wait for the system to freeze.
Look at all of the columns to see if there's anything that looks excessively high - if so, let us know the Image name of the process.
FWIW - System Idle Process is supposed to have high CPU readings - anything else with high CPU readings is an issue.




If that doesn't work, we can try XPerf (more info here: http://www.carrona.org/xperf.html ).

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I am having issues with a home built pc that I have not been able to resolve on my own. BSOD happens on startup almost every time. PC bsod then reboots and operates normally. Any information you can provide regarding what is causing this and steps to resolve is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Bon3fish

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Specs:
- PC Chips A15G mother board, BIOS just flashed with the 2008/08/12 update
- 2x Western Digital WD10EADS 1TB hard drives set up as a RAID 1
- Fresh install of Windows XP using the F6 function to install the RAID drivers, updated to Service Pack 3
(I can provide more system information if it will help)

I just upgraded my home-built desktop from a single 80G IDE hard drive to a RAID 1 with dual 1TB SATA drives with a fresh install of XP using the F6 option and installing the required RAID drivers. The system runs great but it would not power down after shutting XP down. After flashing the BIOS with the 2008/08/12 update, things get weirder.

The machine still doesn't power down when I shut down XP, but will shut down if I hold the power button for 3 seconds or so. However, if I press the Reset button on the front of the case the machine shuts down instantly, but does not reboot. When I select "Restart" from the shut down menu, the machine shuts down instead of rebooting. Even further, if I go into the BIOS menu then exit, the machine shuts down instead of rebooting.

The XP install is new this weekend so if I need to do something major it isn't a big deal. Is there some sort of BIOS setting that I have wrong or is something corrupt? The machine ran completely normally with the 80G IDE drive.

Thoughts?

Thanks,
Jimal
 

Answer:Computer works fine, but will not reboot when requested

This appears to be a RAID issue, try disabling RAID and pulling one of your hard drives see if that changes anything.
 

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I am working on an XP Prof desktop and when I turn it on it goes to the login and a little further and then single beeps and starts the boot again. I can boot in safe mode fine. I stopped the auto reboot in boot failure and got the error and blue screen "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" on the next bootup. I have run scans and cleaned up some adware with malware bytes...What should I look for now? Thanks
 

Answer:Continuous reboot in XP but safe mode does fine

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Hi there, thanks in advance.

I've had this computer a few months and so far it works great. Then today I turn it on and try to go on the internet and it says I have no connection. Tried plugging and unplugging the cable, wiggled it around, tried to connect it with a different cable and I still have no internet. The cable is in, it tells me there is a local area connection and all, but when I go to properties there is not IP, etc etc.

I have it on a network, if that helps, and none of the others have this problems. The computer prints to a shared printer attached to another computer on my network, so I tried to print something to see if that was still working, but it says it can't due to an unknown error.

Is there a fix for this?
 

Answer:Computer seems fine, but the ethernet input doesn't work?

You might try cycling the modem and router.
Unplug the power from the back of the router and modem for 10 seconds.
Plug the router back in and let it boot up,then do the same with the modem.
 

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Looking for some help here as I'm stuck.
3 year old Toshiba laptop (Satellite P100). Ethernet and wireless both worked fine with XP. Since upgrading to Windows 7, my wireless is fine, but I can't connect to the internet via Ethernet. Other computers in the house are connected to my router (linksys WRT54GL) and work fine. I've set up an IP address manually (like I have on the other computers) with no luck. Automatically setting it will not work either. I'm using just TCP/IPv4 (v6 is unchecked, older router doesn;t support it). I've played with just about everything I can think of and still no luck.
The strange thing is that when I try to load a website, the data seems to trickle in for a second. For example, going to google.com, it will look like its loading, but nothing will come up. Then just the text will come up after maybe 20 seconds, but the logo (ie graphics) will not. It will just hang there and time out. Any normal webpage I visit will just sit on a blank screen then Firefox will report it's "done" at the bottom, but nothing will be displayed.

I also cannot log-on to my router, same problem, it will not load the web interface page, and will just time-out.

Under the "Network and Sharing" center everything appears to be fine. It will say I am connected to my network, and the diagnostics will not find anything wrong. Still, no internet.
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Answer:Windows 7: no internet via Ethernet connection, wireless is fine

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I have recently bought a router, the Fritz.Box Home Server 1&1 VDSL. I have set it up via wifi and can connect to the internet without a problem.
However, I would like to connect my PC to the router via LAN.
When I put the LAN cable into my PC and the router, both my PC and my router react and tell me there is a connection but they do not recognize each other. The router says there is something in LAN1 and the PC says there is a LAN cable without a connection. I cannot access the router via LAN, only via wifi.
My PC uses the Killer Network 2200e driver, I tried removing it and then manually adding it again, it did not work. My IPv4 settings seem fine, too, I have no idea what to do now.

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Hi

I have a ZyXEL 600 wireless router - it has worked without issues for years.

However yesterday evening my wireless router suddenly stopped broadcasting a signal.

2 different PC's and a wifi dongle attached to our TV were suddenly all unable to find my network.

The WLAN light on the router was still lit up. I connected my Acer Aspire 5742Z laptop to the router via an ethernet cable and it worked fine. I connected to the router and it said there were no errors.

I phoned ZyXEL support this morning and they dialled in, confirmed the router was reporting it was working. They installed inSSIDer on my PC and verified no signal was being picked up - but other local wireless networks were being picked up.

They suggested buying another modem as it was very old and could have just reached the end of its life.

So I bought a brand new Sitecom 300N x2 modem this morning, connected it up and have the exact same problem. All the right lights are on the modem (solid WLAN, DSL and Internet lights), I can connect via an ethernet cable but none of my devices can find a the wireless browser (but can find other networks and connect to them).

I've spent hours on the phone today to various tech people and gone through channel switching, changing encryption etc but nothing has worked. The router is sat in the same place it has been for the last 3 years and the laptop is inches from it but still no joy.

As far as I can see I've ruled out:
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Answer:Sudden loss of wifi, works fine with ethernet.

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I have an Ideapad U330 that will not get online using ethernet in windows. Before you ask, no it isnt my router. When I use an Ubuntu bootable disk, the ethernet works fine and I can surf the web without issue. I reformatted and installed windows 7 x86 (It had windows XP previously and the ethernet didnt work there either), installed all the drivers, and updated the BIOS, the ethernet still does not work while the wireless works fine. I thought this was a hardware issue until the ethernet worked with no issue in Ubuntu.













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Answer:U330 Ethernet not working, wireless works fine

@ scstatus
possible driver issue.try these ones:
windows 7 32 bit : http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/uk/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_show_2620.html
windows 7 64 bit : http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/uk/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_show_2621.html
 
please, post back the results.

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So here is my story. A couple days ago I awoke to having no internet access over any devices connected through Ethernet or Wifi. My first thought was it was just a fluke and to power cycle my router and modem. After doing so I still got nothing. Called up my ISP thinking that the internet might be down due to a winter storm we had that night. They said that it wasn't. They sent signals to my modem and everything appeared to be working properly.

My equipment then:

Arris SB6141
Asus RT-AC3200

So I decided to make a run to Best Buy (not my first choice but convenient) to pick up a new cable modem. Purchased a Arris SB6190. Got it home, called up ISP (Spectrum) and had them provision it. Everything went smooth. Well now I was getting internet but only over WiFi. So now I'm thinking that my router bit the dust. Took another trip to Best Buy and purchased a Linksys EA9500 router. Got home, hooked it all up, same exact thing. Wifi works but everything connected through Ethernet has no connection.

Here is my IPConfig:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DESKTOP-7HQ2CMF
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Ethernet 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 70-85-C2-0A-10-CC
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . ... Read more

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My Y500 decided it couldn't receive internet on any connection today. It would connect to any network but it would say that there was no internet. I plugged my computer directly into the modem with an ethernet cable and it still said there was no internet. My router was sending out 5Ghz wifi fine and I was using several other devices on the network successfully. Any idea what could be wrong? I thought it would be my wireless card, but wouldn't I still be able to receive internet through my ethernet port then? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help. I don't want to have to buy a new laptop just because this silly nonsense. I'm at my wit's end.

Answer:Y500: No Internet through WiFi or Ethernet (but fine for other devices)

rtopol2 wrote:My Y500 decided it couldn't receive internet on any connection today. It would connect to any network but it would say that there was no internet. I plugged my computer directly into the modem with an ethernet cable and it still said there was no internet. My router was sending out 5Ghz wifi fine and I was using several other devices on the network successfully. Any idea what could be wrong? I thought it would be my wireless card, but wouldn't I still be able to receive internet through my ethernet port then? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help. I don't want to have to buy a new laptop just because this silly nonsense. I'm at my wit's end.Disconnect anything to your modem. Shut it down. Switch it on and wait for a few minutes for the lights. Plug your ethernet cable to the modem. Try going to the net using your browser. If you cannot connect, call your isp.

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I cannot get my Z400s ethernet to work, the wifi works fine but when I insert an ethernet  cable it doesn't read it at all. I'm not sure if this is a hardware or software issue as of right now. -Thanks Josh.













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Answer:Z400 touch, no ethernet wifi works fine.

Emericajosh wrote:I cannot get my Z400s ethernet to work, the wifi works fine but when I insert an ethernet  cable it doesn't read it at all. I'm not sure if this is a hardware or software issue as of right now. -Thanks Josh.HiWelcome to the forumsCould you first mention the os?If you haven't tried, could you try reinstalling the ethernet drivers. You can download them from here or install them from the d drive.http://support.lenovo.com/en_IN/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS033356Also if it does't fixes the issue, could you open the device manager and check if there is any unknow device or a device with a yellow triangle on the icon of any of the network device? i mean is there a ethernet driver installed.Also, check the ethernet cable, it might be at fault too. Try with another cable too.Regards





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I have recently bought a router, the Fritz.Box Home Server 1&1 VDSL. I have set it up via wifi and can connect to the internet without a problem.
However, I would like to connect my PC to the router via LAN.
When I put the LAN cable into my PC and the router, both my PC and my router react and tell me there is a connection but they do not recognize each other. The router says there is something in LAN1 and the PC says there is a LAN cable without a connection. I cannot access the router via LAN, only via wifi.
My PC uses the Killer Network 2200e driver, I tried removing it and then manually adding it again, it did not work. My IPv4 settings seem fine, too, I have no idea what to do now.

Answer:Ethernet won't connect to router, wifi works fine

and welcome to the Forum

Lets take a peek at your network environment:

First:

Power Cycle everything . . Turn off the Modem, router and all pc's . . turn on the Modem and wait a few minutes for the lights to stabilize . . then turn on the router, then one pc at a time. See if you connect to the internet.

Then: check your browser's settings, remove any proxy settings if found, here's how


Then:

with the pc connected to the router, Click on Start . . Run . . type CMD

At the > prompt type or copy and paste the following command:

ipconfig/all > 0 & notepad 0

and press enter.

Come back here and Paste the results in a message.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB drive, or a CD-R disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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So when I pluged in an ethernet cable my laptop only showed a wifi connection. I a different cable but that didn't work neither. The ethernet drivers aren't present. Can anyone help me?Thanks in advance, grossie8118

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Hi, I am currently using the University campus wifi which works fine, but when I try to connect to it via ethernet, it always comes up with "no internet access" despite the wifi working fine. If I go onto network and sharing centre, the ethernet is sending bytes but only receiving very few every so often. I am using windows ten, please feel free to ask for more information, thanks for helping
 

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Earlier my desktop was to b in d same place where the router was der. Everything worked fine. Now I decided to shift my desktop to another room. I have kept the router at the earlier place only. I have brought a 25m long new cat 5 cable. When I connected it to my desktop, the orange led on ethernet port do not light up and the desktop is unable to detect the ethernet cable and hence the internet connection. On the router, a light of ethernet keeps on blinking every 1 second. I was worried whether my ethernet port got fried. So i inserted another ethernet cable, but then the ethernet orange light came and the pc detedted the connection. Therefore I thought the cable might be faulty. Therefore I connected my laptop with that 25m cable. But my laptop detected it and showed the internet connection. But now when i again connect the cable to my desktop, there's no light and the pc does not detect it. However, if i connect the 25m cable to my desktop then during boot the ethernet light on router is stable just as when it is normally connected to the internet. But when i go into windows it starts blinking every 1 second.

My router is MTNL Model No. UT-304R2
Desktop - Asus P7H55, core i5
Laptop- HP 2000
Windows 7 Ultimate on both desktop and laptop.
 

Answer:Solved: Ethernet works fine on laptop but not on desktop.

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Windows Vista is showing that its connected to the internet, but when I try to open firefox it says its unable to connect: cant establish a connection to the server. it does this for every website i try. internet explorer is doing the same thing. my connection is perfectly fine. ive tried turning off firewall, restarting my computer, and ive scanned my computer multiple times and havent found a virus. please help. i have a laptop and its not connected to a proxy.
 

Answer:internet connection is fine but not connecting??

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i have a belkin wireless g+mimo router. it's been good so far, but after i built this new pc i can't figure out why my laptop and this computer can't see each other. the pc is connected via ethernet and the laptop wirelessly. they both get awesome connections on the internet, but it's really frustrating me that they can't see each other.

i have network discovery, file sharing, and public folder sharing turned on with no passwords.

when i got to 192.168.2.1 to set up the router, it won't recognize anyone on the DHCP client list unless i reset the adapter. even then it will only sometimes display the pc, but it won't ever display the laptop, even if i'm accessing it from there.

thanks!
 

Answer:connecting to internet just fine, can't see other computers!

From one PC can you PING the other?
 

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Hi,
My computer at home has never had a problem connecting to the internet. When I went to college, I took the computer with me, replacing the home connection with my sister's laptop (which also had no problem connecting to the internet). Now, I'm on winter break and have brought my computer back home. However, now when I plug in the ethernet cord, I click on internet explorer and cannot connect. However, the laptop still works, which is what I'm on now. So, I know it's something with my computer. I had Zone Alarm, but don't think it's the problem because I disabled it, restarted, and still cannot connect. What could be the problem? I'm using Windows XP for both, IE 6 for both. I don't know what other information I should provide. Thanks in advance for any help.

KC
 

Answer:Trouble connecting with one computer, fine with another

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Hi,

I'm getting BSOD every cold start of my PC every day. After rebooting everything runs fine.
The system is new (it was built a week ago). memtest86 showed no errors and clean windows reinstall didn't help as well.
Yesterday I updated all drivers/BIOS via MSI live update, and today I've got a new error - this time it was DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (I have never seen this error before).

Let me know if you need any additional information (tests, system info etc.)

Here is my system spec:
Computer type: PC/Desktop
OS :Windows 10
CPU: Intel Core i7 6700
Motherboard: MSI Z170A Gaming M7
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 2400MHz (2x8GB)
Graphics Card(s): NVidia GeForce GTX970

dm_log_collector results: DESKTOP-VDFHH96-Thu_03_17_2016_234646_48.zip
CPU-Z results: SPU-Z.zip

Thank you,
Yurii

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