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Vista installs fine until reboot

Question: Vista installs fine until reboot

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

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Preferred Solution: Vista installs fine until reboot

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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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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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Hi, I bought an older Asus motherboard from colleague that already had the cpu and ram installed, I purchased a WD 320 ide hardrive and built the computer with some other spare parts. Like I said the hardware is older(sorry I don't remember exactly what the amd socket is or more on the MB as it has no OS on it currently) but I wanted to see how vista did on it, It installed fine and worked pretty well but it was still rather slow. So i put the xp cd in and booted from that, it loaded up and proceeds to format and set up the files, it then restarts and right after the press any key to boot from cd it gives me a disc read error and tells me to press ctrl alt dlt to restart. Try it again and still the same thing, reinstalled vista and it worked fine and installed properly, put the hard drive in another computer to format it from there and again tried to install xp on it and I get the same results I got before. I would really like to get Xp on here instead of vista but am at a loss on how to proceed. I installed Xp on a different computer with the same disc and it worked fine. Does anyone have any idea what is going on?

Answer:XP disc read error after install(Vista installs fine)

still having the issue

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hey guys
so i finally decided to install win7 x86 - everything went well - put all the standard stuff on there etc - i rebooted many times because of installations and updates
on my last reboot it just got stock in the bios screen (verifying dmi pool data..success! etc)
so i rebooted, same thing, took the disc out, same thing - turned off boot devices same thing
tried to use window's useless repair tools (whatever happened to repair install?) which didn't help - so i decided to format and reinstall - then it says it was unable to do that (partition error or something)

the annoying this is...is that this EXACT..i mean EXACT same thing happened when i installed vista sp1 from scratch - this happened - and to fix it i had to leave my pc open overnight with the hard drive cables all unplugged..in the morning with my fingers crossed i tried the installation again - and it worked.

my d: always disappears (single hard disk sata 233gig (250)) - sometimes it'll vanish from my computer and stuff - but this can't be the problem because the d: is a single drive on its own - my c: is a25gig partition from my e: - so it's completely unrelated.

does it matter how i replug the sata cables (2 of them) into the mother board? - they're both being recognised anyway

this is really annoying though - mostly because there isn't really an explanation - and because this random stuff always happens to my pc! - is it my hard drive because that's the only thing that would half- make sense :-/

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Answer:installs fine, runs fine, reboots..not fine

Did you delete/recreate the partition? If you haven't then do this first and try re-installing Win 7. I wouldn't recommend removing the watermark as that can have unpredictable results.

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I deployed Vista Business over the weekend to test the migration strategy for our standard desktop (XP, Kaspersky, Office, AutoCAD, FileMaker) to Windows 7. I deployed Vista on an ASUS P4VM800 mother board with 1 200GB WD IDE drive, 1 500 GB WD SATA drive, 1GB RAM, Intel P4 2.0 Ghz CPU, 10/100, Netgear Wifi card, USB Mouse and Keyboard. It worked fine. VERY SLOW but fine. I performed all updates and activated automatic updates. I installed Kaspersky and when it rebooted - it crashed. It has never recovered.

I tried Last known Good and it hung. The hard drive would flash sometimes as if it is trying to do something and it would run the drive as if the drive was damaged. It would spin up, slow down and spin up again. There is a clicking sound each time it slows down. The keyboard locks up and it loads the WIFI driver as my USB dongle flashes as if it is on the network. Mouse works also. This continued for 5 minutes before I cold booted the machine.

I tried rebooting in Safe Mode and CRCDISK is the last thing it loads then it repeats the same symptoms stated above. I inserted the Vista DVD and it comes up with a blank screen with the Vista Background. The mouse and keyboard work but there is nothing presented on the screen before it starts acting up again.

What is this? Why is it happening? I would think Vista updates would be stabilized by now to prevent this. If this was not a LAB and happening in my workplace - there would be hell to pay. Please tell me Microsoft h... Read more

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I have SAS free edition installed great no spywear and I did Combo fix to make sure no infections.

I keep hearing Malewarebytes is so great but you cannot install it . I do not have spywear but it says
unable to register the DLL /OCX : create process failed code 2
system cannot find file specified.

If it is so great why will it not install and do I really need it with Norton IN ser 2008 and
Spywearblaster ?
I am computer illterate and it bugs me that it wll not install properly .
Any ideas or can anybody explain the problem ?
Thanks
 

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Okay so I bought the W7 Pro Upgrade 64bit using the Student download via Digitalriver.. I downloaded it on Windows 7 RC2 32bit and I followed the steps that was posted in the error thread to make an ISO file and I booted the disc and installed 64bit. Everything runs fine except when I get to the final phase of installing and it restarts my computer, the computer hangs at the Windows is starting up screen..

I did a custom clean install by the way.

AMD 5200+ 64 dual core
4gb ram DDR 2 ram
nVidia 8800gt 512 gfx card
Sound blaster audigy ls 5.1 sound card
can't remember what MOBO i have exactly but I believe it's Asus.

Someone said to try disablign the secondary LAN in BIOS but that was already disabled for me and it still doesn't work..

Please tell me I didn't waste $40

Any help would be extremely appreciated!

Answer:Installs fine, reboots and hangs

Well, you might want to try removing the sound card and everything else you can.

I think it is hanging in the area of checking performance, so it might be a driver or hardware problem.

No messages at all?

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I have SAS free edition installed great no spywear and I did Combo fix to make sure no infections.

I keep hearing Malewarebytes is so great but you cannot install it . I do not have spywear but it says
unable to register the DLL /OCX : create process failed code 2
system cannot find file specified.

If it is so great why will it not install and do I really need it with Norton IN ser 2008 and
Spywearblaster ?
I am computer illterate and it bugs me that it wll not install properly .
Any ideas or can anybody explain the problem ?
Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Malewarebytes no good SAS installs fine

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Im trying to install Windows 7 Pro on a HP DC7800 Convertible Minitower with a Q9300 Core 2 Quad and 4GB RAM. It has two 1TB Hard Disks Configured as RAID 1 and I cannot for the life of me get Windows 7 64bit to Install, I thought id give the 32bit version a shot, installed fine without an issue but as the install is nearing completion on 64bit am given the "Windows Setup could not configure Windows to Run on this computers hardware.

Its slightly confudling me a bit, any help would be appreciated. Cheers Guys

Answer:Windows 7 Pro Installs Fine on 32bit but Fails on 64Bit

Please upload a screenshot of your expanded disk management layout to enable us to advise you further.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Alienware Support Assist always reports that this driver should be updated
Chipset_Driver_GVYHY_WN_9.4.0.1027_A00.EXEVersion: 9.4.0.1027 ,A00
I have installed many times, even manually downloading from dell's website, but the message appears again.

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About a year ago, we had a 19 year old MCSE working for us, and he installed Office XP on seven workstations across the company. Recently we discovered that our Office XP installs were pirated, and we bought some Office 2003 licenses to correct the problem.

However, no matter what I try, Office XP reinstalls itself after reboot. I've tried removing it through the Office 2003 installation wizard, through the control panel, by running the Office Clean utility that came with Office 2003, using the Windows Install Cleanup Utility, and nothing works!

I'm by no means a computer pro, but I have the funny feeling something in my registry was either corrupted or manually changed by the shady MCSE to force it to take the cracked copy of Office XP. Any ideas on how I could proceed?
 

Answer:Office XP Installs after Reboot

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I am a novice computer user with only basic knowledge so I will have to be "led by the nose." I run Windows XP Home with SP2 installed. At the advice of a friend I have Spybot S&D, and AdAware SE Personal installed (with the latest update SE 1R67 20.09.2005).

I was having occasional difficulty connecting to my email server and obtaining web pages and my ISP suggested spyware etc might be the cause.

A run of AdAware comes up with the following in the registry scan:

WebDialer Object Recognized!
Type: RegKey
Category: Malware
Rootkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Object: software\microsoft\code store database\distribution units\{02c20140-76f8-4763-83d5-b660107b7a90}

AdAware enables me to remove this "Critical Object" but each time I restart the computer and do another AdAware scan it's back.

Can someone please assist me (very gently and slowly) in permanently removing it?

Any help would be appreciated.

N.B. From reading other threads a programme called "Hijack This" seems to be mentioned often. I do not have it installed.
 

Answer:Solved: WebDialer installs each reboot.

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Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0Seems to be buried somewhere in autoexec.exe *censored*!  Every time I start the computer it starts Acrobat Reader Setup 5.0 before it completes the desktop.I am running Win XP Pro Serv pack 2.  Have a pent 4 with 3.4 GHz - 3.46GHz - 1GB RAM - I have:Deleted every Adobe file from add/remove programsdeleted every adobe file from msconfig>setuprun jv16 power tools registry removerPLEASE! Help

Answer:Adobe Acobat Reader installs EVERY reboot!

And if you try to just install Adobe, it keeps coming back? Have you scanned for viruses and Spyware?[glb]Flame[/glb]

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Other info:

Model #: HP Z230 Tower Workstation
Product #: D1P34AV
[personal information removed]
Software Build #: 13WWWDKA601#SABA#DABA
PCBRAND #: HP

Despite installing the updates from softpaq [and manually installing/flashing the BIOS which was marked Critical] and them saying installed [or unknown in some cases] - restart - open softpaq and again...they say "Not Installed" [same ones I just installed and the BIOS update - which I didnt even need becauase it told me [you already have this BIOS do you want to do it anyway?] and when I go to reinstall [I guess...] the softpaq downloads - they all tell me "You already have a newer version on this computer"

So why in gods name is it still saying their not installed?? How can I fix this? How do I know that when the newer updates come out that it won't erroneously think I still need to install the older ones before the new ones [thus leaving me unable to update]

What's going on? [and just a little constructive criticism - You can buy a 200 dollar laptop at best buy and have the geek squad update everything and get rid of all the bloatware before you  leave the store for nothing.

You'd think a close to 3000 dollar Workstation [ones NASA use or are updating on the ISS! I know mines the base model but still] would come with the newest drivers/updates/bios installed... just doesn't make a lick of sense to me. To each his own. Wouldn't be an issue if Softpaq worked the way its supposed to unless I'm missing something...

I ... Read more

Answer:Softpaq - Installs updates [and flashes bios] only to reboot...

Your post is not that clear but in any case we are just forum users (and not HP support) so we don't need constructive criticism ' Frustrating as it is, for some, consumer gear can sometimes provide a better user experiance than much more expensive corporate gear that seems more locked down and less often updated... Consumer motherboards for example see more micorcode and BIOS updates than worksation motherboards (and thus can take the latest CPU's with ease - big OEM's just expect corporates to replace their stuff often)... Anyway, as to what BIOS version you actually have installed on your workstation, look when booting as it should display it during POST (or go into BIOS and look). This should clarify the actual BIOS version you have. Then, if a later BIOS version exists, fetch the appropriate softpack from HP and run it. HP downloads for your system can be found here. Latest version in your case is sp76244.exe (BIOS 1.54 Rev A) and updates some UEFI vulnerabilities that as i understand are not being currently exploited (and can only be exploited with physical access to the system). It's critical according to HP but hardly a case of the sky falling. In any case, double clicking the HP softpack within windows will create a c:\swsetup\sp76244 directory containing the contents of the softpack and also autorun the update executable. The update executable will then check the BIOS version and indicate if it is the same as the softpack version or later than th... Read more

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Hi,
I installed windows live messenger (latest version) and all was well. Then i had an unrelated problem and had to do a system restore. The restore was before I put the new messenger on.
Now, everytime I boot up, Windows Live messenger configures itself (I get the configure window and after a short while, messenger comes up). I thought I would just remove it but there is no entry for Windows Live Messenger.
When I ran the install program from microsoft (hoping that it would repair or overwrite) it just informed me messenger was allready installed.
Any Ideas?
 

Answer:Solved: Live Messenger installs everytime I reboot

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Hi,

I am a new user to Kaspersky IS 2010 and was just evaluating the program. I have tried to uninstall the program via windows installer and a program called advanced system optimizer and both times after the uninstall takes place and I reboot my machine, the program automatically starts to install upon reboot. I get the following message after reboot...

"error opening file for writing... C:\program data\kaspersky lab setup files\kaspersky internet security 2010 9.0.0.736 English\kis.en.msi

Click Abort to stop installation, click retry to try again and ignore to skip setup."

I have to go through a series of aborts and cancels in order to get the installation to stop. I have also tried manually removing all registry keys as well and that doesn't seem to work. Please help as this is extremely frustrating. I have also tried letting the program reinstall and then use the Kaspersky removal tool on their website to complete remove the software but that doesn't work either. Thank you.

Answer:Kaspersky IS 2010 Installs after every reboot, even after uninstalling program

hello
You need to download and use the "removal tool" ...good luck , http://webtrickz.com/updated-removal...aspersky-2010/

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Hi,

I have just rebuilt my home pc system and reinstalled windows 7. All has gone as expected.

Unfortunately, Windows 7 does not seem to like my Canon IP4950 printer.

The printer installs properly and works until reboot. Then when the computer reboots the printer is not recognised and is displayed as not connected?

If I disconnect the printer from USB and reboot, when I'm back in windows and I connect the usb lead, the printer is found!

Anyone have any ideas as to why the pc boots with the printer connected but does not recognise it correctly?

I have the latest Canon drivers and the printer worked fine on my previous Gigabyte board. I have tried to reboot with Legacy USB enabled and disabled, as I know this has caused problems with other USB devices previously.

It's a bit of a pain having to disconnect the printer and then reconnect when windows is running.

cheers,

Anthony

Answer:Canon IP4900 Series Printer Installs ok, but not connected on reboot

Post a screenshot of Device Management after a reboot please. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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i recently upgraded to Windows Live Messenger (14.0.8064.0206) and it reinstall itself on every reboot. has anyone had this issue? have you found a fix?

Answer:Windows Live Messenger (14.0.8064.0206) re-installs on every reboot

Originally Posted by garciaaa


i recently upgraded to Windows Live Messenger (14.0.8064.0206) and it reinstall itself on every reboot. has anyone had this issue? have you found a fix?



Try uninstalling and reinstalling first.

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Something on my system just triggered a reboot at 12:00am on May 1st...

This is a very vanilla Win10 setup, very few apps installed. I verified that it wasn't Windows update, as I have that set to manual settings and it doesn't show any updates today.

Event log says I triggered it, but I was browsing the forum at the time and didn't click anything else.

Having a hard time figuring out what just caused the reboot...

Thanks,

-- Dave
 

Answer:ASUS AI Suite for Win10 installs weekly reboot task

Why on Earth would they do that ...????
 

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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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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 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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Home installs fine. Home with SP2 doesn't? Anyone have an ideas on this one. I am attempting to install xp home w/sp2 and hangs at the progess bar. Setup looks like its skipping files. I make a copy of the legit disc but it still sounds like the cdrom is making noise with or w/out. At first I thought it was an unbalanced disc but the copy does the same thing. I cant figure this out...
 

Answer:Home installs fine. Home with SP2 doesn't?

There are lots of progress bars during a Windows XP install. Which one does it act funny with? Setup won't skip files; it'll tell you that it can't copy a file from the CD. Maybe it's a bad CD, try install Home without SP2 and download the SP2 file from Microsoft.com
 

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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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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

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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Anytime I do a reboot the system hangs with a black screen right before the Windows XP splash screen. No blinking curser on the screen and no hard drive activity but all of the other lights on the computer are on. I can turn the computer off and back on and it boots up fine. It doesn't even hesitate at the point where it hangs during a reboot.

I recently had to visit the Am I infected? What do I do? forum to get rid of a google redirect problem but this was happening before that. It is just starting to irritate me because I went through the process of updating everything and I can't just do a reboot during the updates anymore.

I downloaded the hard drive diagnostics check from western digital and the drive checks out fine. I'm not familiar with any of the utilities mentioned in the pinned posts so I'm afraid to run them without help and specific directions.

Operating system is Windows XP Professional (64-bit) Service Pack 2.

Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Jo Ann

Answer:Hangs on reboot but boots fine if turned off and back on

System manufacturer and model?

Black screen on boot (no cursor) - Microsoft Answers - http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-hardware/black-screen-on-boot-no-cursor/892d155a-aadb-4e54-8e59-edf98b0ed020

Louis

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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 wonder if someone in the forum can help me with an intermittent problem I'm experiencing with my Windows 7 / Linux Mint machine. This is been going on for approximately 4 to 6 weeks I can't relate it to the installation of any updates from Microsoft, or any new software installations, because there haven't been any new programs added. I have most of the MS Hotfixes but most of the ones pertaining to Win 10 I have removed or blocked with GRC "Never 10"


The problem starts with the monitor flickering momentarily, it then goes to a black screen with the message "no signal found." Initially I thought this was coming from the operating system but in fact that message is being generated by the ViewSonic monitor. Without doing anything else,letting the machine continue to run, I plug in a spare monitor into one of the two available graphic ports I get the same result, a black screen. If I reboot the machine of course I get a message saying that Windows wasn't shut down properly, which makes sense because I can't see the screen. Plugging in the spare monitor eliminates the monitor being the problem and the DVI cable since it's a different cable.

Inside the box, all seven of the cooling fans are clean and operating. I've taken out the Nvidia 8800 GTS graphics card, cleaned out the PCI slot that it occupies as well as the power input cable from the power supply. Initially I thought I had solved the problem but yesterday without warning, the monitor flic... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8131 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 720, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 920 GB (644 GB Free); D: 9 GB (1 GB Free); J: 931 GB (694 GB Free); K: 931 GB (828 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 2AF7
Antivirus: Norton Security, Enabled and Updated

My system:
HP Envy 700-215xt
64 Bit operating system
2 year old desktop tower
I run Norton Security and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Home (Premium) and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium for the last year

My issue:
About 3 week ago my computer started to run slow when webpages load(I typically leave my computer on 24/7) so I rebooted and it started to run just fine. Then about 24-36 hours later I noticed it running slow again when loading webpages. By running slow I mean, the mouse would freeze up as I would try to move it while the page was loading, once the page loads the mouse moves around freely. I do not notice the mouse freeze while loading large computer programs such as full version of Photoshop or Power Director. It only seams to happen when loading webpages. This holds true no matter if I use Chrome, Firefox or Edge. So it has consistently started running slow after being on for 24 to 48 hours. It seems to get worse the longer it is on, but always runs fine after a reboot. It also seems that the webpages load faster af... Read more

Answer:Computer is slow after on for a long time, fine after reboot

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Hello, the puter is my
DELL laptop Latitude D600, W2K SP4,
Intel Pentium M 1,4 GHz

It used to be my work laptop, but I saved it from beeing discarded. I no longer have access to the company network, but the company domain has still stayed as the login domain.

My problem is that once or twice a day the computer freezes so that everything lags very much. Mouse becomes erradic and moves for a second then freezes for a second, moves and so on. You can move it carefully and it will respond after the freeze to the movements You made during the freeze time. Difficult and frustrating. Same with keyboard. It will be fine after a reboot but even getting the reboot is frustrating because either by mouse or by CTRL-ALT-DEL the restart is a pain to achieve because of poor response.

I dont know what is hogging the system resources. I cannot find anything in the task manager information and I have no know security issues or threats.

I use AVIRA and ZoneAlarm free versions and I have CCleaner 1.36.430 running /auto with startup


Deckard's System Scanner v20070905.67
Run by meurmma on 2007-09-22 08:02:37
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.



-- HijackThis (run as meurmma.exe) ---------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:03:16, on 22.9.2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.21... Read more

Answer:No known infections, puter freezes for every other second daily, fine after reboot

BUMPing my post

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Hello! and thanks for taking your time to read this sos and for trying to reply.

I have a 3 ghz computer running on 120gb hdd etc. serial hdd. When I try starting up the computer, I get to windows xp screen, and then the computer restarts. I tried starting up with a os on a disk (one of those cd's that have their own os, and I got the same thing. Next I tried the process of eleminitation, took everything out and tried again. Nothing there. I tried restarting without the hdd, and everything works fine, Having that, I understood that my problem is with my hdd. However when I put it in my other computer as a slave, I was able to view all the files. I tried a chkdsk /r and it comes up clean. sooo in short, starting up with the hdd, computer reboots, as a slave, works just fine.

If you can think of any solution, and wouldn't mind to share with me, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks again for taking your time and for trying to solve the problem with me.
 

Answer:hard drive restarts when trying to reboot But works just fine as a slave

Have you tried safe mode?
 

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Sorry in advance for my poor level in english because im french ...

My p200-1de has a strange problem :

Every day when i start a new session, it work fine (booting until the desktop) and i start to work.
After 5-10 min, windows vista (ultimate) freeze and i need to stop/reboot many time to finally success and boot until the desktop.
Sometime i need to boot in safe mode without network and wait on desktop for 5 min

It seems like some part or piece of the notebook need to be hot to work fine (something twisted maybe)

I cleaned with dry air the fans windows without improvements. I bought new memories from toshiba in france and the problem is still there. The hard disks are ok (scanned and tested)

The warranty is ended last january so ...

Does someone have any idea?

thanks

Answer:Satellite P200 freezes after 5-10 min and need multiple reboot to work fine

Try installing the latest Windows Updates.
If not I'd suggest you do a CLEAN install. If your laptop came with a DVD disc labelled "Windows Anytime Upgrade", then use that and download the drivers from the Toshiba Website. If it asks you for a product key, there should be one underneath your laptop.

If not, then use the recovery discs that came with your laptop.

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I'm running Windows XP and am having issue with Outlook 2003.

I open Outlook when I boot up my computer and it works fine. I'm using it for Contacts and Calendar mainly, no to send emails. I minimize it to the taskbar and then go about my business opening new programs, etc.

After about 10 minutes, if I try to toggle back to Outlook and open it up, it gives me a blank white screen. Nothing I do will revive it. After I CTRL ALT DELETE to close Outlook and then try to reopen Outlook...it doesn't open. I have to actually restart the computer for it to work again.

Here's some background that might shed more light on a potential problem:

I'm 2-Way syncing Outlook with Google Calendar. I also have MobilMe and am syncing Outlook with MobileMe. I'm not sure if this could be causing a problem with Outlook.

I've even removed and re-installed the entire Microsoft Office 2003 Suite hoping that would fix the issue, but it hasn't.

One interesting thing is that when I re-installed Outlook, it automatically found my .pst file (which I don't store on the C drive...I moved it to my D drive). I usually have to remove the .pst file from where it normally resides by default and then Outlook will ask me where is the file and then I tell it. I'm curious how it remembered my .pst file was on my D drive if it was a clean install?

Thanks in advance if you can help me.

-RB
 

Answer:Outlook 2003 works fine then won't respond, have to reboot for it to work(Win XP)

Do you have Office 2003 SP3 and all the post office updates installed?
 

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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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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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Hey guys, I already searched but the search kept crashing. I found one closed thread on this subject using google search but it didn't contain any information on how to solve the problem. Anyway...

After the computer has been on for a while, the internet just stops working. The problem is the same in both firefox and ie. Browser will try to search for one split second and then stops and says done with a blank page. When I reboot the problem is fine. Instant messaging programs, if connected, will still function after the internet goes out.

The problem is NOT my wireless or network card, and i am still connected to the network and everything is fine. resetting the router doesn't help, nor does flipping off the wireless switch and flipping it back on.

nothing helps except restarting the computer. I really don't want to reformat over this. Any ideas? Thanks!

-Joshua

Answer:Internet stops working until reboot but connection is fine - searched

Btw, I have a toshiba satellite m115-s3094 with XP media center sp2. The restore disk will ONLY re-image the hard drive. It won't even let me reinstall the OS without reformatting. Uber uncool...

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My system:Windows 10 ProHP Envy 700-215xtProcessor Intel Core i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHzRam 8 GB64 Bit operating system2 year old desktop towerI run Norton Security and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Home (Premium) and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium for the last year My issue:About 2 week ago my computer started to run slow when webpages load(I typically leave my computer on 24/7) so I rebooted and it started to run just fine.  Then about 24-36 hours later I noticed it running slow again when loading webpages.  By running slow I mean, the mouse would freeze up as I would try to move it while the page was loading, once the page loads the mouse moves around freely.  I do not notice the mouse freeze while loading large computer programs such as full version of Photoshop or Power Director.  It only seams to happen when loading webpages.  This holds true no matter if I use Chrome, Firefox or Edge.  So it has consistently started running slow after being on for 24 to 48 hours.  It seems to get worse the longer it is on, but always runs fine after a reboot.  It also seems that the webpages load faster after a reboot compare to before the reboot when my mouse freezes  What I have tried:Ran anti-virus scans with Norton, Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware Free version and no viruses were foundUpdated mouse driversMove my wireless mouse dongle to another usb port and replaced batteries in mouseTask manager shows my memory running at 50% to 65%.&... Read more

Answer:Computer runs slow after on for a long time, fine after reboot (repeat)

Have you checked your connection speeds ? ?...i use speedtest.net.

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My system:Windows 10 ProHP Envy 700-215xtProcessor Intel Core i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHzRam 8 GB64 Bit operating system2 year old desktop towerI run Norton Security and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Home (Premium) and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium for the last year My issue:About 2 week ago my computer started to run slow when webpages load(I typically leave my computer on 24/7) so I rebooted and it started to run just fine.  Then about 24-36 hours later I noticed it running slow again when loading webpages.  By running slow I mean, the mouse would freeze up as I would try to move it while the page was loading, once the page loads the mouse moves around freely.  I do not notice the mouse freeze while loading large computer programs such as full version of Photoshop or Power Director.  It only seams to happen when loading webpages.  This holds true no matter if I use Chrome, Firefox or Edge.  So it has consistently started running slow after being on for 24 to 48 hours.  It seems to get worse the longer it is on, but always runs fine after a reboot.  It also seems that the webpages load faster after a reboot compare to before the reboot when my mouse freezes  What I have tried:Ran anti-virus scans with Norton, Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware Free version and no viruses were foundUpdated mouse driversMove my wireless mouse dongle to another usb port and replaced batteries in mouseTask manager shows my memory running at 50% to 65%.&... Read more

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I was getting a lot of BSOD so I used my recovery cd and started over. After all windows updates were installed after the computer has been off for a long time, on boot I get the windows\system32\config\system is misisng or corrupt and i can use my windows cd to do repair.... If I power off and power up again right away, same message. If I just let it sit there for a minute then turn it off and back on, boom works perfectly. Occasionally I will get ain IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL but rarely once windows shows the desktop.

SO I thought maybe this was a hard drive issue and I got a new hard drive and cloned the old one. Same thing with the new one... I assume this could be software so I just took the issue from one drive to the other.... But I'm wondering if this is some other kind of hardware issue, and where should I start?

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Hello friends... I am new member here and this is my first post. I am a newbie in pc stuff but I am in bad condition that's why I need your help in any kind. .. it will be well appreciated...
Here it goes
One day my 2tb wd caviar green got corrupted (maybe) and on boot it states that hard disk encountered problem still boots but only black screen.. I got that replaced not and got refurbished HDD but I can't install Windows in that I yelled at WD(now I feel sorry) they got me another HDD and I got same problem.... Now I put HDD in other pc and its working fine and I installed Windows 7 from there.. . Booting fine in that but when I put back in my new rig stuck in reboot loop... Cannot boot into the windows
I tried Windows repair option didn't worked...
I tried advanced options and cmd bootrec command
Rebuild bcd
didn't worked either.. I tried he'll lot of methods for hours after searching forums and websites... .. Still same.
I need urgent help.. . What could be the problem.? In my 6 year old pc hdd working fine I tried in new... m dead
My pc Configuration
Intel i7 4770k processor
2tb caviar green hdd
16gb ddr3 ram
Intel dh87mc motherboard
Gainward Nvidia gtx 660 gpu
Iball marathon 500w peak psu
I am posting this via mobile m missing my pc alot all my works pending
Thanks
Hope to get a fix soon from all experienced helpful members here

Answer:Windows 7 stuck in reboot loop and hard drive working fine in other pc

Help someone please

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Greetings,

I am doing a lot of from-scratch vanilla Windows 7 installs and am wondering if there is a way to get the whole bit about Windows Updates and reboots done automatically? It would be nice that if after installation + NIC drivers loaded + OS activated I could run some program that would work on triggering WU to download and install (except optionals) + reboot + repeat when needed until there are no more Windows Updates available.

It would allow me to spend only 15 minutes with a computer rather than babysit it for several hours constantly checking to see if it wants a reboot + start Windows Updates again after machine has rebooted, etc.
 

Answer:Doing lots of vanilla Win7 installs - a way to auto-reboot and auto-start updates?

Is this for identical systems or for different hardware each time?
You could use a pre-made image (that contains the drivers) with all the updates that would be pushed out to the machine. You could also try something like WUInstall and the reboot cycle option.
 

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I just opened a brand new T470s, running Windows 10 1709 x64 Pro. I noticed after Windows did some updates that the laptop was stuck on the Lenovo logo with the message "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter". I waited about 15 minutes, but there was no change.  I pressed Enter, but this did nothing.  I then powered the laptop off and then back on, and it displayed this message but then quickly moved past it to the rotating dots, configured Windows updates, and then successfully booted into Windows.I've done some testing, and what I've discovered is that the machine does not reboot successfully.  If some software wants me to reboot or I tell Windows to reboot, I get the behavior where it sticks on the boot screen with the Lenovo logo and that message about pressing Enter to interrupt the normal boot process.  If I shut down Windows and power it back on (or I power it off on that boot message screen and power it back on), it starts normally. I tried updating the UEFI and also Windows, but this hasn't solved the issue. Any suggestions or assistance is welcome!

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Hello,

I'm doing a fresh install of Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit on the PC I just built. After Vista finishes installing, the computer restarts, and I get all the way to where the little XP-like progress bar moves. Shortly after, I get the blue screen of death, and the computer restarts. Here's my specs:

-ASUS P5N32-E SLI Plus LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
-PNY VCG8600GXPB GeForce 8600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card
-SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
-Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600
-Patriot eXtreme Performance 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC24G6400ELK

The motherboard came with a DVD marked "Vista Upgrade Kit", which makes me think that the motherboard isn't currently Vista-ready as it is. Can anyone help?

Answer:Vista installs but won't start

what is on the bsod
boot from the dvd to the install screen
click on the repair option on the bottom left

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Catnoobie recommended the following procedure:

n this case what I said was perfectly correct. If the need exists to edit files within a program install:

*SNIP* In an owner/user scenario ANY program whatsoever can be installed to the directory of choice, escaping those UAC prompts. The prompts only continually crop up when editing files within the 'protected' directories.
In a situation such as you describe, where the default program directory structure needs to be retained but edits to program files is necessary, doing it without constant prompts is also incredibly easy. You can copy the entire program diorectory structure to another location, do all the edits prompt-free, and then move the whole bloody thing back to overwrite. That way you only get the prompt at the end of the job, and you can select the "Do this for the nex xxxxxx instances.." option to avoid numerous prompts during the move! *SNIP*

So that was the brightest idea you could come up with? Start doing a strenuous and unnecessary task of copying hundreds of megabytes of data or face repeating UAC popups just because Vista blows chunks? After having to hunt down functions which no longer are there where they're supposed to (for the sakes of bling bling) then regain file ownership and reset user permissions? After having to risk modifying the registry just to get normal network functionality working? Heck that's about as handy as installing XP to the box just to do the routine mod... Read more

Answer:Avoiding UAC on Vista installs

Oh dear!

So you're quite happy to disrespect even topic lockages to continue with the personal attacks?
Reported to forum supervisors! Not even the semblance of 'substance' in this merits a response, considering that you've takern a snippet of a comment out of the context of the discussion in which it was made.
 

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I recently upgraded 2 computers in my home network to vista. I was skeptical in doing so, because I was an early adopter of vista (got it within the first month that it was released). I had nothing but problems, and returned to XP for the last year or so.

Specs of system 1 in sig.

System 2 specs:
Athlon 4200 X2
Asus Crosshair MB
4 gigs ram
250 gb sata hd
Geforce 8400 GS 512 MB video card
Vista Home Premium X64

The install went very smooth on both machines; absolutely no issues what so ever. In both cases, I had a functioning machines in about two hours (this included installing all updates, antivirus, configuring email, etc.)

So far, both systems have been very stable. UAC is a little annoying, however after reminding myself why it is there, I am glad it's there.

I will update everyone in a couple weeks with another update once I get some time in on both machines. So far, I am a happy camper.
 

Answer:2 Vista Installs; Review...

very nice, did you get service pack 1 as well?
 

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I was fixing a friend's XP emachine that was super slow and laden with viruses. I used my Vista machine to download AdAware and AVG for starters then IE7 to save time. On the IE7 download site, they want to verify that you have genuine MS software. OK, we both have genuine MS software so I say OK -- BUT, after verification, it will only INSTALL IE7, there is no way to just download the file to move it to another computer anymore...... what a pain. I guess the solution is spelled Firefox. Or did I miss some obscure, hidden away button somewhere?
 

Answer:Vista downloads vs. installs

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First of all, thanks for reading my post! I greatly appreciate any support you can provide.

I just did a clean install of Vista ultimate x64. I'm having a problem, though. It seems to be very unstable when I'm starting up - if I try to open programs while the OS is still loading all my run-at-startup programs, it'll just lock up. That's not the biggest problem, though. For some reason, if I try to install ANYTHING (i.e. quicktime, my video drivers, the windows updates), the computer will install it until it gets to about 20-25% of the install, and then just slow down to a complete stop. Like, at first the progress bar won't advance. After that, the desktop icons won't highlight when you mouse over them. Then you can't move windows (minimize, maximize, etc.), and finally, you can't move your mouse.

I just had vista ultimate x64 working on my computer a few days ago, and it was stable. I had to reinstall it because I downloaded window's updates, and there's one that (after some research) I found can cause some computers to not be able to boot. I suffered that problem.

My computer specs (if it helps, since it's custom):
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ processor
GeForce 8800 GT (dual) video cards
4 gb of gskill ddr2 RAM
Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 mobo

The only drivers I was able to get installed were the drivers for the mobo. It led me to believe that they were the culprit, but even when I tried to install my video drivers and windows updates in safe mode, it ... Read more

Answer:Vista freezes with all installs

Hello Kulahan,
What error messages are you receiving?
Have you checked in Event Viewer?
Did you try System Restore to a date prior to your current problem?

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Hi,

I have a couple of Windows XP computers and a couple of Vista computers. I share files, printers etc. and it all runs great.

One of the family has been away, and now they have come back their laptop won't connect to the XP computers. It connects to the Vista (and Win7) computers just fine.

It must be something wrong with the laptop, as my other Vista/Win7 computers connect fine to the XP ones perfectly.
I have tried disabling firewalls.

The error I get is:
Windows Cannot Access \\COMPNAME

If I click diagnose I get:
"COMPNAME" is not a valid hostname

The laptop is running Windows Vista Home 32bit with SP1, using it's wireless connection. One of the XP machines is wireless, the other is wired and both are XP Pro 32bit with SP3.

Can anybody help me out please?
Many thanks...

Answer:Windows Vista laptop not connecting to XP machines. Other vista computers are fine...

I have a similar issue with my new Vista 64 Home Premium HP Laptop as well
Actually I can see the share folders from the XP (to the laptop) but I get a access error when vista trys to connects to the XP Desktop.

It could be norton but it seems unlikely...as the XP connect ok to the Vista Laptop

after some googles and so forth I have not found a soultion yet

Kevin

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Microsoft adjusts its policy for user with Vista upgrade CDs


When it comes to the Windows Vista, Microsoft is changing a long-standing tradition when it comes to upgrading from a previous version of Windows. No longer will popping in a disc of a previous version of Windows during setup satisfy the people in Redmond when using an upgrade CD.

For example, when performing a clean install of Windows XP Professional using an upgrade CD, users would run through the normal setup routine until prompted to insert a previous version of Windows. A user could pop in a Windows 98 or Windows 2000 CD for upgrade compliance and then the setup routine would move along as usual.

Microsoft has cut out this process for Windows Vista and forces users who buy an upgrade CD to actually have a valid install of Windows XP Home or Professional on their machines before upgrading.

For most users, this wouldn't be a problem. They more than likely have an existing copy of Windows XP installed and would have no problems upgrading to Windows Vista with an upgrade CD.

But for do-it-yourselfers who buy a Vista upgrade CD and think that they can easily perform a clean install whenever they feel free are going to run into the road block. In this case, the road block means that users wanting to perform a clean install with a Vista upgrade CD will have to:

1) Install a genuine copy of Windows XP Home/Professional
2) Activate Windows XP through Microsoft
3) Upgrade to Windows Vista from withi... Read more

Answer:No Vista Upgrade Clean Installs

can you pick you pick new installation then hit advance options and then select another partition from within windows, like you could with the xp disc?

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Recently took delivery of a brand new system with Vista x64 and it seems Vista repeatedly installs the incorrect drivers each time a peripheral device is attached. When i connect new hardware, the new hardware wizard never runs and windows automatically proceeds to install its default drivers.

- Disconnecting from the internet has no effect as the basic drivers are presumably included in the OS file repository.

- I have tried updating the drivers from within the device manager with the correct drivers downloaded from each manufacturer's website, but Vista's update wizard indicates that the most current driver is installed and prevents the correct driver from being accessed and installed.

- i have enabled the option to ask each time to check for drivers when a new device is attached in the advanced system settings>windows update driver settings; and have even tried setting the option to never check for drivers. I have also tried disabling autorun for all devices and media; yet, adjusting these preferences does not affect any changes on the system.

- I even have an older system running vista x64 and have had no such problems

- I am running the new system as an administrator and the problem continues to prevail.

Any assistance would be much appreciated. At a loss for what to do.

Answer:Vista x64 installs incorrect drivers

- unless I'm mistaken, a driver cannot be installed from within the device manager - after the incorrect driver is deleted/uninstalled - until the device is recognized and visible; for this to happen the device must be reattached at which point vista installs its default drivers without prompting me to search for the correct driver files.

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I just read this blog post by one of the Windows Vista developers, and he claims that doing a clean install when upgrading will no longer be necessary because of how the setup works. I know most people here always do a clean install when upgrading, myself included. Has anybody tried doing an update install with Vista instead of a clean install? This could make life a lot easier for people moving to the OS if you don't have to worry about junk leftover from the previous one.
 

Answer:No more clean installs for upgrading to Vista?

Well, if this blog is right and if it really works that way, then great. I have RC1 running and I clicked on the "upgrade" option during install. There was an "reformat" option there as well if I remember correctly. The point is: RC1 after "upgrade" install is running fine.

The only issue I had was with BSOD after installing 3 versions of virus scanners none of which worked.
 

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Hi, I have a really convoluted problem, which I think boils down to me having lost the control sector in my HDD after a format. I think!? I'll explain the sorry chain of events.

I have 2x Maxtor 6L30050 and an ASUS A8N-SLI Premium. I had an install of Vista on the machine, which was not working out for me - went to XP, but that install messed up due to the disc (not all data wrote). Went for an install of 2K I had lying around just to get something on there and in formatting the disk for this 2k install, I think I lost something.

Originally, the OS setup screen looked like this:

Cartitional (NTFS) xxxxxxMB xxxxxxMB
Unpartitioned Space 8MB

Dartitional (NTFS) xxxxxxMB xxxxxxMB
Unpartitioned Space 8MB

The 2k format I did for the (failed) 2k install was NTFS to NTFS (Vista to 2k stylee I guess?), but when looking at the HDDs in the OS setup after the 2k instal format, I then got this:

Cartitional (unknown) xxxxxxMB xxxxxxMB

Dartitional (NTFS) xxxxxxMB xxxxxxMB
Unpartitioned Space 8MB

I'd lost the first unpartitioned space on C, and it's saying 'unknown' as the file structure.

Long story short - the 2k install didn't work. I got a better copy of XP, but when trying to install this, after selecting the disk (C and copying the install files - after the reboot, a message comes up 'A disk read error occured'.

So I have no o/s on there and the HD seems unusable.

Have I broken my HDD? Or do I need t... Read more

Answer:Real messup installs... Vista, XP,2k,XP again!!

Is this a double post?
 

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I am having a problem with my new computer.

It is about 2 months old. Here are the specs:
Sony VGN-FZ290 laptop
Windows Vista Home
2.00 GB RAM
2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
160 GB Hybrid Hard Drive with 250 mb flash memory

The problem started when installing new windows updates. During the period when the updates were downloading but not installing, I lost internet capability for just the internet browsers. I could still play an online game and I was still connected to my instant messaging service. The other computer on this wireless network was connected without any errors.
I restarted the computer to install the updates. They installed correctly and the computer restart. The updates were configuring for a long amount of time, and the computer restart.
Since then, I tried to load windows, to no avail. I tried repairing the computer with the default repair methods included with windows, which did not help.
I re-installed windows without formatting the hard drive. The system loaded windows, but a lot of the windows programs (explorer, defender) failed and began a loop of failing and restarting. Thinking this was a virus or spyware, the only solution I could attempt without incurring any more errors was to format the hard drive and re-install windows again.
This time the system loaded fairly well. There were still some errors with explorer, which seemed to follow the same loop of failing and restarting. I could access programs that did not directly use explorer (firefox) and ... Read more

Answer:Vista Will Not Load After Mutiple Re-installs

Have you checked your restore DVD's for any scratches/damage? That could cause this (as could a dying hard drive). Sony may replace them for free or charge a small fee for them.

You can test your hard drive with a free, bootable utility from the manufacturer of your hard drive.

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Customized Vista installs - help needed.

Ok where I work we are in need of a customized Vista install disk, we need it to have support contact details and programs. Can anyone point me in the way of a tutorial to make a custom install disk?

Answer:Customized Vista installs - help needed.

I believe nLite allows you to add your own programs to an install disk. Give that a try.

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I've got Vista 64-bit Home Edition on an Acer Aspire 6920 laptop. I've added an external 22" Sceptre monitor.

ALL my drivers and chipset drivers are up to date - except for the monitor. I tried following the Sceptre install manual but there was no "VGA mode" to choose: it was Safe Mode or nothing.

And for whatever reason, Vista won't install the .inf file from Sceptre (which is the only file they're offering in the way of monitor drivers).

So...

When I plug-n-play the monitor, it installs one generic driver. When I restart the laptop, Vista wants to install a second driver for the monitor. It can't find the Sceptre one, so it adds a second Generic PnP Monitor driver. If I restart the laptop again, it apparently wants to install yet another Generic PnP Monitor driver and overwrite one of the two existing ones. If this happens, it creates a conflict, which leaves me two choices: either my volume slider ceases to function and everything goes mute, OR my external monitor can't be set to its native resolution.

The bottom line is that I really want Vista to stop prompting to install monitor drivers every time the PC boots up. Suggestions?

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hi
have a problem, i have been trying to install Photoshop 6.0 onto XP Home Edition, but it will not install. I got it to install on Vista without problems.
So....this is what i do:
#1 - insert photoshop CD

#2 - welcome screen - click next

#3 - menu screen - click install photoshop 6.0

that's it nothing happens from there on.

so i tried another method - explor the photoshop CD - go tot he photoshop 6.0 filder and click on the setup.exe file - nothing happens - when i go into the ctrl+alt+delete and processes tab the setup.exe shows up in there so i have no idea what is going on.
I had no problems installing Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional and Adobe PageMaker 7.0 on XP Home.
Any ideas????

it is a fresh install of XP (well factory restore).

Answer:Photoshop 6.0: Installs On Vista But Won't Install On Xp

My only thought is that something else needs to be installed or running before installing Photoshop. I have version 6 on my computer, OS Windows XP Home, and I remember there were several installation disks that had to be used in the proper order. Note that have the creative suite, but I didn't install it all. Depending on what component I want to install, I have to first insert the correct initial CD then go to the one with the part I want to install. It's been so long though, that I do not remember the order, and my disks are hiding right now.

It might be that you need to use the first disk you used when installing Adobe 6 Professional before you can install Photoshop.

Orange Blossom

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Hey guys, I run a pc repair shop, and have been searching high and low for a way to do a windows 7 / vista repair install. Back in the XP days, you could boot off the cd, do a repair install, and fix all kinds of fun problems.

Now, the only way to do a repair install is if you can actually boot all the way to the desktop in vista / 7. I've searched all over, and I get the same consensus everywhere: backup data, wipe, reinstall.

Anyone figured out any magic to make this happen yet?
 

Answer:Windows 7 / Vista + repair installs

Insert a burnable DVD
In windows start menu, search for "system repair disc"

Make repair disc
Have cup of coffee
Finish making repair disc

Use newly created disc
 

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I have a GA-P35-DS3R rev1.0 and I installed vista ultimate x64 and after the first reboot in the installation, it would go back in the installation. But then it would automatically restart the computer and then it would go back to the windows install and tells me that I have to restart the installation process from beginning.

I tried only using 1 ram to install, still doesn't work. I tried reseting the cmos and using default optimum setting and still it would act this way.

Now I can't install vista, how do i fix it?

I am using SATA dvd player to install it on a SATA hard drive.

Note: I was messing with the bios setting with ACPI setting before. But I disabled it and also put SATA to IDE.
 

Answer:Installing Vista, Auto Reboot after first reboot

It'd keep booting back to the start of the Windows install if you've somehow ended up with BIOS configured to only have the optical drive as a boot device. System can't boot from hard drive after the install if you have no hard drive configured as a boot device.
 

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Hi there. I have a Dell Vostro 1500, Intel integrated GPU, 1.4GHz Dual Core. I bought it with XP Pro, though it shipped with Vista as well. So here's the timeline.

- XP worked flawlessly
- Installed Ubuntu on separate partition; works flawlessly
- Ran Windows 7 compatibility tool, checked out fine; installed Windows 7 Beta (several months ago); got random BAD_POOL_CALLER and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSODs.
- Ran Memtest for days, no errors
- Reformatted Windows 7 Beta using a USB stick instead; random BSODs.
- Reformatted with Vista Basic; random BSODs.
- Replaced memory with a new pair of 1GB sticks; random BSODs.
- Obtained and installed a new copy of Windows 7 Home Premium; random BSODs.
- Downgraded to previous BIOS version; same thing.

If someone could help me out, I'd be jazzed. This computer runs memtest day and night with no problems, so I have a hard time thinking it's a memory problem, though I could be mistaken. The BSODs occur at really random intervals... it could happen during boot, or while viewing a pdf. I will attach my minidump files, and also the output of BlueScreenView.

Anyone got any suggestions? Thanks a million, if so...

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Dump File : 011810-29499-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/18/2010 4:21:48 PM
Bug Check String : BAD_POOL_CALLER
Bug Check Code : 0x000000c2
Parameter 1 : 0x00000007
Parameter 2 : 0x00001097
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000
Parameter 4 : 0xaafbb008
Caused By Driver : ntkrnlpa.exe
Caused By Address : nt... Read more

Answer:BSODs in Windows 7 (and Vista) after fresh installs

  
Quote: Originally Posted by noiseordinance


Hi there. I have a Dell Vostro 1500, Intel integrated GPU, 1.4GHz Dual Core. I bought it with XP Pro, though it shipped with Vista as well. So here's the timeline.

- XP worked flawlessly
- Installed Ubuntu on separate partition; works flawlessly
- Ran Windows 7 compatibility tool, checked out fine; installed Windows 7 Beta (several months ago); got random BAD_POOL_CALLER and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSODs.
- Ran Memtest for days, no errors
- Reformatted Windows 7 Beta using a USB stick instead; random BSODs.
- Reformatted with Vista Basic; random BSODs.
- Replaced memory with a new pair of 1GB sticks; random BSODs.
- Obtained and installed a new copy of Windows 7 Home Premium; random BSODs.
- Downgraded to previous BIOS version; same thing.

If someone could help me out, I'd be jazzed. This computer runs memtest day and night with no problems, so I have a hard time thinking it's a memory problem, though I could be mistaken. The BSODs occur at really random intervals... it could happen during boot, or while viewing a pdf. I will attach my minidump files, and also the output of BlueScreenView.

Anyone got any suggestions? Thanks a million, if so...

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Dump File : 011810-29499-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/18/2010 4:21:48 PM
Bug Check String : BAD_POOL_CALLER
Bug Check Code : 0x000000c2
Parameter 1 : 0x00000007
Parameter 2 : 0x00001097
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000... Read more

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Hi all,
Just bought a new laptop,toshiba equium,and it has vista already installed on it.So ive been installing some new progs (zonealarm,etc)and it crashes to the blue screen of death and keeps on doing it when you try to boot into full sytem mode,but seems to boot into safe mode ok.It was the vista version of zonealarm that ive downloaded and ive presumed that most xp programmes will run on vista..........am i worng and should i be thinking about just getting xp installed instead......if so can i take it back to my dealer and basically demand that i dont want vista but a copy of xp?
Many thanks to all.
 

Answer:Vista rebooting probs after software installs

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Am intending to possibly purchase upgrade version of Vista ultimate and wish to install it on my desktop and laptop. Can it be done?

Answer:upgrade version Vista Ultimate - how many installs

One licence one computer!

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I have a friends computer I'm cleaning up via remotely The OS is Vista sp1 or 2.
The computer is infected badly I'm able to install MBAM and hijackthis ect ect but it won't let me run any of my Malware scanner one than a few sec's until they close out completely. MSE ran half way through the scan before it also got completely disabled.

So I'm wondering if there is a regfix or something that would let me RUN the scanners without them getting disabled.
*note* I also saw PAVRM.exe running in the processes using process Explorer*

Answer:Windows Vista Malware disabling installs

Read the first part of this tutorial:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...dows-police-pro

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A friend tried to install a boot leg copy of Win 7 on a Dell 1525 that was running Vista.

And it ran for a bit then started acting up, He gave me all the disc from the factory and I have installed it 7 times now, itll work well I for a little bit then stop, It ll freeze before the updates some times after I get all the updates installed and somtimes before any updates.. I followed these two links for this install they are teh same set up and discs that I have.

Dell Vista Laptop Reformat and Bloatware Removal Guide

Laptop Forums and Notebook Computer Discussion - View Single Post - Dell Vista Laptop Reformat and Bloatware Removal Guide

Answer:Window Vista keeps Crashing I have done 7 clean installs.

I would start with running diagnostics on the hard drive by downloading the diagnostic tool for the hard drive brand and making a bootable disc.

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

If the drive checks out, test the memory . . click on the link to Memtest in my signature . . let it run on one stick at a time overnite or until it starts reporting errors

How to burn an ISO file:

How to Burn a Bootable ISO File

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In the act of trying to get my Velocity computer up and running (new P.S.U. and CDRom Drive) from a power spike at home I loaded 3 copies of Vista on the HD as I figgled with the BIOS boot order. To make a long story short: I was not able to get the system to boot and correctly complete the install of Vista and then Windows 7 (got a Windows upgrade disk with the machine years ago and had it, Win.7 running after the first week.). Now I have 3 incomplete installs of Vista sitting on the HD and I would like to get them off so I can make room for better things. How do I do this? Thanks!

Answer:Removing incomplete Vista installs form HD

Hello tibailey several ways of doing this depending on what you want to be left with. Now I can tell you from experience if you want to get Vista back on unless you have the original disk then there is no ISO you can access though having said that why would you need Vista?

So do you have some way of wiping / erasing that drive? as in access to another machine with an OS running? Just as an afterthought how old is the drive?

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Vista doesn't seem to want to work, my bios screen happily flashes and everything is fine, up to the point where the vista loading bar is meant to show.It doesn't at all come up, just has a blank screen.I can occasionally access the f8 boot options screen, but even then.I clicked safe mode, it said loading, and then nothing, it just froze like that.I haven't installed anything recently, so im stupped for ideas on why its happening.

Answer:Vista ain't no boot, bios works fine, just vista

Do you have the Vista installation DVD?  Boot from it, and select the "Repair my computer" option.  See if it fixes the problem...

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I have just bought a new computer and assembled it. I've tried to install Vista x64. It gets past copying files, and extracting them (which takes about 4-6 hours all together) and then when it restarts it has a problem running. Specs are as follows:

Intel Q6600
Asus P5K Premium
Asus 8600GT 512MB
2x Asus DRW-1814BLT DVD-RW
500GB Western Digital Sata HDD
Leadtek DTV2000H TV Tuner
2x 2GB Kingston 667 RAM

Please help

Answer:[SOLVED] Vista x64 Installs slow / Setup failure

I just tried to do it again without the TV Tuner, but it still takes a long time for everything to load.

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Microsoft adjusts its policy for user with Vista upgrade CDsWhen it comes to the Windows Vista, Microsoft is changing a long-standing tradition when it comes to upgrading from a previous version of Windows. No longer will popping in a disc of a previous version of Windows during setup satisfy the people in Redmond when using an upgrade CD.No More Clean Installs Using Upgrade Discs With Windows Vista

Answer:No More Clean Installs Using Upgrade Discs With Windows Vista

Paul Thurrott has a workaround:UPDATE: I haven't tested this yet, as I don't have Vista Upgrade media to test, but I'm told that Microsoft's internal documentation does explain how to clean install Vista using an Upgrade version. It appears to be more of a workaround than a true clean install, however. Here's what it says.1. Boot with the Windows Vista Upgrade DVD.2. Click "Install Now."3. Do not enter a Product Key When prompted.4. When prompted, select the Vista product edition that you do have.6. Install Vista normally.7. Once the install is complete, restart the DVD-based Setup from within Windows Vista. Perform an in-place upgrade.8. Enter your Product Key when prompted.

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Have had Vista Ultimate OEM 32bit from almost day one, no problems until now.
I have all updates and SP's on, so I'm up to snuff. (system 2 below)

The issue only occurs after I install a new program or game on the FIRST reboot.
After that, any reboot is smooth and fast, until I install another program. All
my programs run fine afterwards.

The hesitation occurs AFTER I login. My desktop background appears with no
icons and the hourglass, for about 30 to 40 seconds, then loads. It also takes
another 20 seconds to load my two gadgets after that.

Things I've tried...
I've checked my hard drive with Western Digtial diagnotics tools and it checked
out perfectly. No bad sectors or errors.

I've upgraded to the latest BIOS update for my Bad Axe 2. My board was
made just brfore Vista was released, so I thought that could be an issue.

The only thing I can figure is, maybe the registry is fubar or overloaded with trash.
Back in the day there were tools to trim and speed it up in XP.

I dont want to reinstall the OS, unless I really have too.

Any suggestions, tips, or things I can check?

Thanks for your help!
 

Answer:Vista Ultimate boots slow after new program installs?

Kinda sounds like SuperFetch might be working and not staying in the background like it's supposed to. Maybe look it up and see what you find.
 

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Hello,

These 2 updates are in Windows update awaiting to install.
Once (and it wasn't at first install) there was an error message and i deleted some files as directed by MS help page.

Now they are always in the Windows update page, I install, no error, they are still there...

Thanks for your help.

Answer:KB973688 & KB954430 Installs, and install, and installs...

Jorge,

Windows Update - Reset
How to Reset Windows Update in Windows 7 and Vista

Also,
You will find that SIW (link in my sig) will help you fill in the missing info in your system specs.

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Yesterday I found out that I had a Vundo virus, pointing my browser to http://82dot98dot235dot70. My virus scanner blocked this site (Trend PCCillin) and gave warnings. SpyBot continued to alert me of updates.

After some searching I found a thread that recommended running Avast. After installing Avast, the PC booted in Safe Mode and indeed after reboot, the link to http://82dot98dot235dot70 is no longer there. However: I keep getting error messages at start up (RUNDLL32 could not install byofwusk/cbsijgaw).
Also I notice that after opening Internet Explorer, the Update shield appears in the Start button, indicating that an update will be installed at reboot. I suspect I continue to load the same malware everytime.

Following your 5 step process I installed ActiveScan. However, if I start the scan, it ends within 10 sec and tells me no infections were found. I cannot offer a log yet, what should be my next step?

I managed to run deckard, here's the log output

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Paul on 2008-06-03 21:19:30
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
5: 2008-06-03 19:12:11 UTC - RP22 - Windows Update
4: 2008-06-03 19:05:06 UTC - RP21 - Windows Update
3: 2008-06-02 22:22:38 UTC - RP20 - Windows Update
2: 2008-06-02 07:20:24 UTC - RP19 - Windows Update
1: 2008-06-02 04:48:40 UTC - RP18 - Windows Update


Backed up registry hives.
Perf... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] Vista shows 'update' shield and installs malware

In the meantime I continued to investigate and repair, and managed to get rid of all symptoms. AVG runs clean, as does Spyware Doctor. I got rid of the Spybot pop ups, and also the Update shield disappeared. Took me 3 nights ...

Lessons learned, and to help all others that have similar problems:

1. I used Avast to contain the problem. Avast removed the .exe files that were each time started by the RUNDLL command at startup. This allowed me control over the PC again.

2. I used SpyDoctor to investigate further Malware. The free version identifies the infection but does not allow to cleanup. When I de-installed I got an offer to install a home version, which removed 5 more Vundo infections (and more)

3. I disabled the Startup entries through MSCONFIG, and cleaned them out using MSCLEANUP

4. I installed AVG as my preferred Virus Scanner (removed PCCILLIN and AVAST), and removed another 7 infections (plus more malware)

What was left was the Update Shield that continued to appear at shutdown. I checked Windows Update and noticed that one Important update continuously failed (KB929729). With some help from the Microsoft Support forum, I managed to install also this update (and Vista SP1 at the same time). Now the system works like a breeze ... Looks like the Update shield was never related to the virus infection.

Anyway, I will continue to monitor the system over the next days, to make sure everything works fine. One thing I learned the hard way is to NOT instal... Read more

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Hello,

I am currently running windows vista 32 bit home. I installed the windows 7 ultimate 64 bit using clean installation, choosing drive (C and the installation went fine. The problem arose when It finished. I created my user and other startup stuff. Then when the "Welcome" came up, it quickly changed to "Shutting Down". The computer restarted, but somehow only loaded Windows Vista Recovery afterwards, in which all i could do was repair windows. My only option was windows 7 which was installed, but did not work because it was the 64bit version. I then installed 32bit W7 and the same thing happened. Was able to do the recovery with it though and got my windows vista home back. How can i make this installation work?

These are some of my system specs if they can help.
Gateway FX540S
2 Harddrives. (RAID i believe as it says it as i turn on PC) Harddrive (C is 455GB and holds all my files, Harddrive (K is only 10GB and holds RECOVERY.
3 GB RAM
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, 2403 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
NVIDIA GeForce 8600GS

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Windows 7 Successfully Installs, Shuts down; Starts Vista Recovery

just attempted to format the drive before installing to drive c....still did nothing. Iwas also going to try to extend the drive but that option was not available....

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W7 64bit home premium
500 gb hd
4 gb ram
5i processor
sony vaio

This has happened twice. It started last week while running itunes (playing music) and nothing else. happened again last night, also same scenario.

For no apparent reason (machine is less than a year old) the computer will go to a blank, black screen and the message "operating system not found" will appear. I press and hold the power button to turn it off, I turn it right back on, and it's fine.

I did get a BSOD last night, but itunes wasn't running and I had just connected my GPS running watch through USB. I can't tell if these are related, of course.

I run MS Security Essentials as my only virus protection, and yesterday I ran a Spybot scan which found nothing but a few tracking cookies. If there are log files that someone can point me to, I'm happy to post them.

Answer:sudden "operating system not found" (but reboot is fine!)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by superbad


W7 64bit home premium
500 gb hd
4 gb ram
5i processor
sony vaio

This has happened twice. It started last week while running itunes (playing music) and nothing else. happened again last night, also same scenario.

For no apparent reason (machine is less than a year old) the computer will go to a blank, black screen and the message "operating system not found" will appear. I press and hold the power button to turn it off, I turn it right back on, and it's fine.

I did get a BSOD last night, but itunes wasn't running and I had just connected my GPS running watch through USB. I can't tell if these are related, of course.

I run MS Security Essentials as my only virus protection, and yesterday I ran a Spybot scan which found nothing but a few tracking cookies. If there are log files that someone can point me to, I'm happy to post them.


Hello !! Welcome to SF !!

Go to your BIOS setting and check the boot order make sure Hard disk is selected first. I have seen if the boot order is different sometimes we used to have this problem. Make sure your USB is never plugged it while rebooting the System.

Hope this helps,
Captain

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Hi,
Want to multi boot, XP, Vista, Win7, Win8, and Unbantu 12.
Currently have win7 on an SSD. (I've had win8 DP, CP, RP install for testing but now have wiped that drive.)
I have an empty 300GB drive I want to install all those OS on. I think the correct order of installs would be:
XP - updating to SP3 x86
Vista - updating SP2 x64
Win7 - updating SP1 x64
Use EasyBCD2.0 to build a boot loader menu with WIn7 as default
Ubuntu 12.04
Boot through grub to get back to WIn7
Update EasyBCD boot loader menu with WIn7 as default and add Linux menu item
Win8 RP x64
Boot back to win7 somehow from win8
Update EasyBCD boot loader menu with WIn7 as default, and win8 menu item.

I'm sure I'm missing some small but important steps. I want to use win7 as default so there is not reboot to get to other OS's as when Win8 is the default. Also not sure if I need to remove the boot flag for XP if i'm loading Vista right after. Of coarse, I have OS backup images, and data backup on other Data/backup drives.
Can several of you out there give this a once over and post some pointers to make this go fairly smooth?
Thanks

Answer:Multi Boot Correct order of OS installs - XP Vista Win7 Ubuntu Win8

Unless you do it and report back if it was successful we would not know if this is the way go.

If you install Windows versions from old to new (XP, Vista, 7, 8) every OS automatically cares for dual/multi booting.

I would install Ubuntu/GRUB last but not to MBR !

Adding a boot sector loader later for any Linux is not a problem.
1. Copy GRUB first stage (copy partition boot sector) to a file.
2. Create a boot sector loader in system BCD with file from 1.
See how to add any Linux to Windows BCD with bcdedit or Visual BCD

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I'm planning on buying Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for my gaming pc, I currently am using 2 GB of g.skill ram..I read reviews and many say it's a good idea to get at least 3gb of ram for vista 64. Can anyone comment on this? Is 3gb + really a necessity for 64 bit edition?
 

Answer:Will 2GB of ram be fine for Vista

1 GB is okay, 2 GB is good, more than 2 GB just helps make the experience smoother. I've used x64 Vista with 2 and 4 GB RAM. It was smoother with the 4 GB, but 2 GB was still fine.
 

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Question: vista fine tuning

is there a FAQ somewhere I could consult that tells how to fine-tune and perhaps stabilize/harden Vista Home Basic so its not such a turkey? I have media on the way from HP and need to configure this system cleanly before putting it to work.
XP's I know, Win7 I know, but Vista is something I have avoided for the most part ...

appreciate the advice! thx
 

Answer:vista fine tuning

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It craps out. What happens is that it gets to the final step of the installation, and at around 53% or so my computer restarts. I thought it was part of the installation, or it was finished installing. I tried to install Vista twice, and the same thing happened both times. The computer restarts and then tries to start Vista, but then I get a blue screen saying that I have an error, and then it continues to do a physical memory dump. Alright. I let it do that. The computer then restarts again, but this time it goes to a different screen saying that there is an error and I should insert my Windows installation disk (the Vista CD is still inside), change the language, and then repair my computer. I have no idea what it is talking about because the CD is inside, and there is no option to repair.

I tried to run it in safe mode when it was on the screen, but when it tried to start, it said Windows could not finish the installation in safe mode. So then I tried to start up normally, but when it seems to be loading up, my computer just restarts and it goes in a circle. I start up, I get the error, I try to start normally, then it restarts again. There isn't anything I can do. I decided both times to just roll back to Windows XP because before I can do anything on the computer it passes the 'boot management' screen where I can choose what to load, so it lets me roll back.

I have no idea why my computer gets a random error like this. There is no error code or anything;... Read more

Answer:Vista seems to install fine... but then...

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I have 2 hard drive's one has ubuntu, xp on while the other has vista ( so basicly a 3way dual boot?)

Vista being new to me, i can't connect to the internet as it come's up with the following:

'A cable is not plugged into the network adapter 'Local area connection' '

'Plug a cable into the network adapter 'Local area connection' '

I don't know what to do.. although it may be obvious i need to plug a cable into the LAN...

The connection is fine in windows xp, and i have a Local area connection and a Local area connection 2 on it, the first one is the working one and the 2nd one claim's it is unplugged

Yet vista only show's the first one which is the one i know work's - On a linksys router

Thanks
 

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Question: Fine Tune Vista

I posted a doc a little while ago about tuning up, and tuning out, some of the problem areas when testing Vista. Since then there have been two more releases. These have incorporated some of the tips given, according to your particular download. I ahve amended some of the instaructions accordingly. There are a heck of a lot of them, some may interest you, som maybe not. If you find any of the tips appear to be already in place, it is probably a later release. except where cautioned, none of them will screw up your OS.
Have fun. I doubt if I will update again. MS are moving rapidly in the right direction for the moment. Most of the problems will be dealt with in future releases, I am sure
 

Answer:Fine Tune Vista

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I just ran the Remove Vista Internet Security 2012 (Uninstall Guide) tutorial and it seems to taken car of the malware in safe-mode. But now an issue is happening when I get to the end of tutorial after rebooting from Malwarebytes and booting back to the normal boot mode. And the system seems to give give the following error then lock up not allowing other programs to run. A dialog box titled MalwareBytes, with the following message:"[Open Event] failed to perform desired action. Error Code : 2"A search on the error points to basically reinstalling Malwarebytes, but that does not solve it, even just removing malwarebytes all together doesn't solve it. After normal startup then the error the system gets lock up.Is there something else going on here that needs to be looked at, I was trying to find registry entries tied to malwarebytes or Run Once that might be causing it to run and error, but no luck yet? HiJackThis does not show any weird programs in the Run keys either?Any Further Ideas?

Answer:Vista System Locks Up After Malware Reboot - Remove Vista Internet Security 2012 (Uninstall Guide)

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I'm running windows Vista x64 Ultimate and my desktop just recently started having problems with IE. When I run it, I get a page not found error as if I was not connected to the internet. When I close the browser window IE crashes and runs the MS error reporting tool. I can run IE 7 x64 no problem and it browses webpages without issue. The problem is only with IE 7 x86.

I thought it strange, but I figured IE was just messed up so I reinstalled Vista. Now I just noticed that my laptop with Vista x64 Ultimate is doing the same thing now. I have reset IE and all the settings back to default but it doesn't seem to have fixed anything. does anyone have any ideas what could be causing this issue. Google and MS Support pages seem to pull up similar issues but nothing which has helped me to resolve my issue.
 

Answer:IE x86 crashes in Vista, x64 runs fine

Have you tried using another browser?
 

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I hope someone can help me here - I'm stumped.I am a relatively experienced system builder, and recently decided to bite the bullet and upgrade my main gaming system to Vista. The machine had been running trouble free on XP professional for about 18 months, but I decided to add a 1Tb Samsung Spinpoint F1 and a totally fresh install of Vista Home Premium.For the first fortnight, it was running absolutely fine. All updates were installed within a couple of days (including SP1), and all my games and other apps installed and configured like a dream.Then, about a week ago, the system started to freeze either when using desktop apps or when left idle for anything up to an hour. Not just simple freezing either, sometimes it will lock up with no cursor movement at all, others the cursor is still active but the system is totally non-responsive, with the time in the taskbar stuck ominously at the time the freeze occurred.The difficult thing is, I have never experienced the freeze first hand. It always happens either when the computer is left alone, or when my girlfriend is using it. She only uses IE7, WMP 11 and occasionally Office 2003. I use the machine mainly for gaming, and just to illustrate I played Race Driver: GRID online for two solid hours last night, and shut down without a hitch.The PC is very well cooled, and has no problems in XP (I can still dual boot), so it must be something happening within Vista itself. I can post specs, logs or whetever is required (when I get home ... Read more

Answer:Vista freezing inexplicably - XP fine

Checked the event log? Have you checked all your hardware is on the Vista hardware compatibility list? click here Run the machine with all un-neccessary devices unplugged?

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I wanted to open an unused Acomdata USB hard drive we had lying around. I opened it, plugged it in, and it recognized the read-only part that let me put in a security password. As for the storage part? No go.

After reading a bit, I found out that it was natively formated as FAT32 and had to be reformatted as NTSC. With no way to do this in Vista, I plugged it into my XP laptop. It detected it, reformatted, everything ok.

All right, so I plug it back into my Vista desktop and reboot. Nothing. It reads the read-only part but doesn't detect the drive. So it's not a format error this
time.

I go to Disk Management and I see the drive listed as Disk 5 / Unknown / Not Initialized. It doesn't recognize the volume in the properties and it won't
initialize -- when I select that, it says the device isn't ready.

Any words of wisdom?

Mike

Answer:External HDD won't initialize in Vista, fine on XP

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I found out that it was natively formated as FAT32 and had to be reformatted as NTSC.




Do you mean NTFS?

Regardless, XP, Vista, Windows 7 can read/ write FAT32 external formatted drives. New USB sticks and external HDDs are FAT32.

I don't know of the "read only" area you mention. Possibly the encryption (password) is interfering in Vista.

Plug it back into the XP system and reformat the entire HDD NTFS. If no-go, wipe the external HDD with KillDisk, then try reformat again - 1st in Vista, then in XP.

KillDisk - http://jcgriff2.com/0x1/killdisk_imgburn.html

Connection is USB 2.0, correct?

Personal experience has taught me never to rely on Acomdata external HDDs. Be careful - have an additional backup.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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