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i turn the computer on, but there is no beeps and i cannot get past the hp screen.

Question: i turn the computer on, but there is no beeps and i cannot get past the hp screen.

hp s5623 windows 7
I turn the computer on and the fans start there are no beeps and the dvd opens and closes fine. I cannot enter bios at all.
The hp blue splash screen is on the monitor with three options F10 (setup) Esc (boot menu) and F11 (system recovery). When I shut it off and restart; while pressing the F10 the screen comes up saying it is entering setup, but never happens. Same with the Esc. F11 doesn't even pretend to work.
I do hope the team of Tim and friends can help. :banghead

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Preferred Solution: i turn the computer on, but there is no beeps and i cannot get past the hp screen.

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Answer: i turn the computer on, but there is no beeps and i cannot get past the hp screen.

Re: i turn the computer on, but there is no beeps and i cannot get past the hp screen

First: Remove any media from the floppy drives, CD/DVD drives, USB ports, and memory card reader slots, and disconnect all non-essential devices (printers, scanners, external hard drives, and similar). Leave only the keyboard, mouse, and monitor connected to the computer.
Next press F10 repeatedly, even before the HP screen appears and see if you can get into the BIOS.

Startup problems are outlined here at HP

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Nothing but black on screen.It beeps 4 times then pauses and beeps again twice. It is a dell 3000 on xp. Is it the mother board or hard drive.I reseated the ram, to no avail.

Answer:My screen went black, when i turn on the computer it beeps 4 then 2

can you boot into safemode ? 

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I was playing a game on my PC while it was storming out and the power surged. Before I could unplug my pc the power came back on and my computer started back up. After starting back up it said installing update do not turn off the computer. I waited until it was done then it brought me to a black screen with a Windows logo and a circular loading bar. I waited somewhere between 5-10minutes before holding down the power button until it turned off. Upon turning the computer back on all the fans would work and everything it would show the blue screen that says to press esc then brings me to a black screen where it would have a _ mark in the top left and beep non stop. It isnt a long beep or anything its just multiple beeps non stop until I turn it off. I have tried taking out the ram and putting it back in but it just keeps beeping. I did a mem test and it showed that nothin was wrong with the ram. The beeps are high pitched and very fast. I have a video showing what happens if there is a way to post it.

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I've had my N5010 for almost 3 years now, and lately I've come across some problems, which peaked with the last one - dead monitor apparntly.
It started with overheating problems sometime ago, then 2-3 weeks ago whenever I turned on the laptop it wouln't boot or show anything, meaning it would turn on, the lights were on but there were no beeps of signs of boot or any display (well, screen backlight was actually going on but it was still dark), What I did whenever that happend was letting the battery dry out and then would plug it to the power supply and turn it on, usually worked.

Then, about a week ago, it stopped working all together - whenever I turn it on, the screen stays black and after a few seconds the laptop starts to beep 8 times over and over again until I shut it down. I've read online that 8 beeps means there's a problem with my screen or something like that.

I've tried connecting it to an external monitor yesterday and it does work.

What are my options? My warranty runs out in about 2-3 weeks - thing is, my keyboard broke couple of months ago and I replaced it at my own expanse in a private shop - does it void the warranty? and does the warranty covers this at all? I just don't want to send it all the way to the lab when there's a possibility they won't even fix it either because warranty doesn't cover it or because warranty was voided...

Thanks in advanced!

Answer:N5010 - 8 beeps. Screen won't turn on

8 beeps indicates a problem with the LCD display.

Best get in touch with Dell immediately explaining the issue (incl. the keyboard fix). It would be desirable to get a new laptop under warranty obviously.

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When I tuen on my computer nothing appears on my screen. The computer beeps two long beeps, then two short beeps, then again two short beeps. What would be missing or not sonnected properly?

Answer:computer beeps when I turn it on

Depends on your BIOS, but very possibly a memory issue. See this site for more help:"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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When i reformatted my comp the beeps started and now i hate it so much is there any way to turn off those damn beeps. I'm using aim and gets annoying.

Answer:How do i turn off computer beeps

What beeps? If it's just AIM, go into the options and uncheck the sound options, simple.

Otherwise, post more info. I haven't installed ESP2 yet.

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I woke up this morning and left the computer on from last night. The screen had red stripes going threw it and windows logo. So I push the power button to try and restart it and turn it off. So I turned it off the waited a few seconds and turn it back on. The lights came on and the fan came on but the computer never came on, it just kept beeping every five seconds. If some one could help I have no idea why its doing this.

Answer:My computer won't turn on and beeps

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So my boss just called me up telling me her computer won't turn on, it just beeps. I've been doing tech support for them, but this has never occured to me, i'm more of a software guy. Any clue as to why this would be happening and how to fix it? Sounds like a heat issue.


Answer:Computer won't turn on, just beeps.

The beeps are a code used to diagnose the problem.

How many beeps? Is it one short and two long, three short, four short, three long? What motherboard/model PC is it? Not all models give or use the same beep codes.

At this point, it can be any number of problems causing the symtoms.

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i can't turn my computer (vista) on, it just beeps - 1 short (~4secs) and 1 long (~10secs)

prior to this it just randomly restarted when i knocked the tower block with my chair.. then it wouldnt turn on. when it finally did turn on it froze. since then i've had the beeping.

not quite sure what to do. thought it might be an overheating problem so i've just left it to air for a while but it still beeps.

help please!

Answer:can't turn computer on, just beeps

The beep code indicates a hardware issue. When you bumped the tower with your chair, you probably "dislodged" the video card or memory sticks. The manual for your motherboard would tell you what the beep code means specifically but I would probably just start out by unplugging the PC, and reseating all cards that are on the motherboard. (Video, Ram sticks, etc.) Then see if it will turn on.

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I am using a Dell Inspiron 1501 and I spilled coke in it like a month ago, I have already replaced my laptop but have tried turning it on and it does a 1-3-1-3 beep code. I tried looking up solutions but I'm really not sure what to do. Any solutions to this problem will help. This is what I've found

1-3-1-3 22h Test 8742 Keyboard Controller Troubleshoot the keyboard. Troubleshoot the keyboard controller. Troubleshoot the motherboard.

1-3-1-3 A20 gate failure.

I'm not really sure what they mean or what I can do in this situation. Any help is appreciated.

I have been able to turn it on a couple of weeks ago after about 100 tries or so (lol) so is there anyway I can just turn it on only this once. I'm only trying to turn it on to retrieve some old files.

Answer:Laptop screen doesn't turn on but beeps

I am inclined to say that too long has gone by for an adequate fix. Normally, following spillages, you need to remove the battery, HDD, keyboard, RAM (pretty much all of it), wipe up what you can, and then leave to dry for 24hours (more if possible).

I'm afraid the damage may have already been done, BUT, may still be worth a try. Remove all components that you can (a quick search online should help you with your particular model), in particular those mentioned above (remember to use an anti-static wristband and mat when working with components). Clean up any sticky coke and dust, etc. then LEAVE everything to dry. Who knows, you might get a working laptop from this.

However, if you're not that bothered and just want the files from your HDD, invest in a HDD usb dock. They're relatively inexpensive and allow you to connect your bare HDD to your computer via an external docking station. Just make sure you take the battery out of your old laptop before trying to remove the HDD (again, make sure you have some antistatic equipment to do this).

Good luck

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Ill hope one more time. The resolution looks to be back to normal. When I turn it on it goes through the normal load screens but then just black. I changed the monitor resolution up but not even all the way to optimum. Any help would be nice THX in advance.

Answer:wont turn on past XP load screen

hello jscar,

now this sounds like driver issue

what i want you to do is when you start your system (push the start button ) start tapping the (F8) key

now your system should bring up a screan that says

safemode with network
safemode with command prompt

this first time we co here i want you to select (safemode) / your system should start !! it will be running with generic drivers so everything may look all distorted (suppose to )

if your system dose load thenyou will have a few questions ( just say yes )

now what i need to do is go to your (device manager)

now once there you will want to select from the toolbar of the window(veiw) then a drop down menu / from it you will select (show all hidden devices)

now if you see any (red or yellow) quotation marks , make a note of what they

now go to the (event veiwer) this is thru the (administrator tools) in the control panel
here you will find 3 to 4 subcatagories

you will want to check each of them for this is where windows keeps track of all errors
now you will want to make notes of the errors that have been recorded ( you do not have to make notes of double entries just of the dates of their happenings & how many there is)
you will get more information on the errors if you (right) click them / then select properties

then get back to us


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I have a Dell Dimension 8400 with Windows XP Pro on it. It's only a year and a few months old.

Anyway, a few months ago, I turned on the computer and instead of loading properly, it beeped and nothing showed up on my computer screen. And all I could hear after the beeping was the fan, which I noticed to be abnormal since the machine makes its usual running sounds. So, I opened up the computer and saw that one of the metal strips that covers an unused drive space was loose, so I tightened it back into place, closed up the computer and when I turned it on, all was well.

Now, just a few days ago, the same thing happened except nothing I did could make my computer turn back on. I tightened the metal strips, drives, checked all plugs, etc only to find out that whenever I pressed the power button the green light goes on, the beeping happens, but the computer will not turn on and function. All I still hear is the fan on inside the computer.
Please help.

Answer:my computer beeps and doesn't turn on, help!

Does the beeping stop after a certain number of beeps each time? If so, count the beeps and refer to the online help available through the PC manufacturer. It's possible the movement when you opened it up caused the machine to work again and was not related to the metal strip. (possible). If you have more than one ram module, try each one separately. This may single out a bad one. If there is any way that you can borrow a friend's ram memory module(s) try different ram. Almost every time I've had the beeping problem, it has been ram related.

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my computer do not turn on just beeps continuously,i made a mistake taking out the processor , i pulled out and i broke it, and then i buy a new one the Same One But A New one and its corrected installed , but the computer dont turn on just beep continuously, and the monitor i think is not detected !! if anyone know what can i do i really appreciate that !!! thanks !! i Have a
Emachines W3118 AMD Sempron 3100+Processor1.8 GHz/ 256 KB L2 Cahe/1600 MHz System Bus

Answer:My Computer Does Not Turn on, Just Beeps continuously

Nearly every motherboard has beep codes that tell you what is wrong. Look for a very good recent list by Tedster, which will tell you what is wrong with the computer or motherboard, based on the beep codes or beep pattern.
Often the continuous beep shows an failure of the CPU, or the CPU socket. Are you certain all pins are in, and none are bent?
EMachines W3118 sold at Wal-Mart is one of the 14 models with a very high motherboard failure rate. This could mean your motherboard is dead. It is $177.50, plus shipping, to replace it.
Look at Tedsters list for beep codes related to that board. I cannot remember if he included eMachines codes.

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i have a toshiba window ultimate computer everytime i turn it on it beeps for about 5 minutes then it start up what i can do for it to start it up normally bcuz if i press the power button to shut it down and start it up back normally it dont beep

Answer:computer beeps everytime i turn it on

Beep codes

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Hi guys,So I'm in the middle of watching the end of the 4th season of The Wire on my PS3, when I get a media server error, and the playback stops. I originally assumed that the computer (the one serving the media over the network) had done an automatic Windows restart or something, and would eventually come back on. Well, that never happened. I went to the machine to check it out, and all of the inside lights were on, including the keyboard and mouse, the fans and HDDs were spinning, but there was no display to the monitor. Restarting by pressing the power key on the case didn't work. I was still getting no display as even the BIOS screen wasn't showing.At first I thought it was a video card issue, but if that was the case, the operating system would still be running, and the media server would still be up. So I then tested the ram. There are two 1 GB sticks being used, so I tried each one individually. Still nothing.Now I'm thinking (mostly because I've been Googling the issue, and these seems to be the likely culprits) that it's either the power supply, or the motherboard. I tried turning the system on with no ram to see if it would beep, and nothing happened. Still no display either. The only difference is everything goes on, waits a few seconds, then shuts off. It will keep doing this until I press the power button again.So I'm not completely stuck, not yet anyway, but I could definitely use some more experienced insight before I go any ... Read more

Answer:Computer won't turn on. No beeps, no display

Some more info...After waiting a few days, then going back and reconnecting everything, the computer successfully turned on.  After about 5 minutes or so, it abruptly shut off like it did before.  Then the same problem of no display or anything occurred.    I tried clearing the CMOS and still nothing.Any ideas?

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I have a Dell Vostro 200 that has power, but won't turn on and beeps 6 times and then continues that beeping pattern.  Also, both fans run, but one sounds weird, would greatly appreciate any help.

Answer:Computer wont turn on and beeps?

Check your bios manufacturer for beep codes.

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Can anyone help ? A couple of times over last few weeks my Satellite 3000 X11 has turned itself off. However it will now show a blank screen when I turn it on and emits 3 x bleeps followed by 3 x bleeps. The power light & battery lights are on and the hard disk flashes once - fan is working - has this happened to anyone else ? Or can anyone suggust cause and remedy ? Thanks

Answer:Blank screen & beeps when turn Satellite 3000 X11 on

I've the exact same problem with my satellite A30 (PSA30E) execpt that the hdd led doesn't light on.
It was working fine, then powered on again, it did this and since then doesn't boot, doesn't even shut off with the power button holded for some seconds, doesn't allow me to access the bios trough esc or F1 .....

i've been checking over the net the causes and apparently, it seems to be a graphic card problem, also memory dimms and hard drive possible causes where mentionned. not having replacement parts exception to the hard drive i don't even find where it is located because there is no hdd bay visible!!
if anyone can help ???


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Today when I pressed the power button my Pavillon laptop (dv7-6c27cl), the computer did not boot. The screen: a.  remains blackb.  cannot see my cursorc. no beeps were sounded Started with HP troubleshoot;   HP NOTEBOOKS PCS - COMPUTER STARTS BUT BLACK SCREEN REMAINS' Completed the following steps however NONE FIXED THE PROBLEM1. Performed a Hard Reset2, Tested display by connecting an external monitor3. Attempted 'Recovering the notebook BIOS using keys a) WIN + B and b) WIN + V - neither worked4. Reset the memory modules by following instructions for my model # - removed back cover, removed both modules and reinserted)  Tried steps 1 - 3 again ----to no avail. ONLY LIGHTS ON KEYBOARD -1. Wireless is red light 2. Blinking white light on CAPS key on left side of keyboard Is there anything else I can try - even if i have to do a factory reset and erase my hard drive, I am willing to try it.Any suggestions other than those things above that I have already tried, would be greatly appreciated.  My extended warranty has expired and I do not want to bring or send for repairs.    I dont know what else I can try when I cannot see anything on the screen, but if anyone has any suggestions, I would really appreciate your response.  Thank you so much in advance.Jodi  

Answer:Turn power on, Black screen - no cursor, no beeps.

Can you identify the flash sequence using the chart here?

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Hi, I transferred my old HP Pavilion P6310y components into a new Antec 300 case. When I plugged the PC, and press the ON button the PC would turn on but would not boot and the screen remains black with no beeps/sound. The PSU is working as the fan is spinning and the ON button is lit-up, the DVD tray will open once I press the button but will close back immediately. I double checked the wiring cables, but to no avail. I searched the net and tried some of the fixes including removing and re-installing the RAM, video card and even removing the battery to clear the CMOS, but again to no avail. Prior to the components transfer to the new case, I already replaced the PSU (Corsair 400) and installed a GT240 video card and even installed a Blu-ray as a 2nd drive (in the last 2 months). The HP PC was working fine with all the upgrades until I decided to transfer the whole system into the new case as it is getting crowded/poor ventilation in the old case. Thinking it may be the cables/ wiring, I finally returned back the components to the old HP case but still got the same problem- would turn on but will not boot. Please help. Thanks

Answer:PC would turn ON but would not boot and the screen remains black with no beeps

What OS are we dealing with here ? ?If it's anything newer than Win2K then it will never boot properly being swapped into new hardware...Repair Install of XP

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I have a black lenova thinkpad laptop and once in a while when i turn on the laptop, it makes 8 beeping noises and the screen wont turn on at all but it sounds like the laptop is on. I have tried fixing this by keeping the laptop in the fridge for a day because i think it was becaue it was over heated. Once i take it out, it works perfectly fine. But when it happens again it eally gets on my nerves and it sometimes happens at poor times when i actually NEED to use my laptop. This has happened probably over 12 times now. I have no idea how laptops work or what the different parts of them are called. So if there is a solution, please explain it in a simple manner. Thank you!

Answer:Lenova Think pad makes 8 beeps and screen wont turn on

Hello and welcome,
Please tell us what model laptop you have.  The Hardware Maintenance Manual for you laptop probably has a "beep code" section that may help narrow down the situation.
For example. if a T420 emits One short beep, pause, three short beeps, pause, threemore short beeps, and one short beep. It can be a memory module or the system board.
The beep codes may be common to all ThinkPads (I'm not sure...) but it would be good to look up the documentation specific to your machine.

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Hello, so i was about to do a factory restore on my computer later in the day, but i was unlucky that the computer stopped working When i turn it on it continuously beeps and won`t turn on, i have picked the option to `start windows normally` and even the option that checks/diagnoses the files (to fix the problem not letting me startup) but when it says `loading files` it starts beeping again and the process stops..Someone please help me with this? I also read that it `could` be a problem with the RAM, but maybe that was for a different problem or so, but if it is a problem with the RAM, then how can i fix it?

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Answer:Computer continuously beeps at start-up but won`t turn on (C...

Hello Cosmic_Wolf,


I understand that you are having beeps at startup.


You may try to reseat the ram.

Remove the ram and reinsert.


Also do a hard reset.
Turn the computer off.
Remove the power cable and the battery.
Hold down the power button for 15 sec while booth power sources are removed.

This should reset the hardware in the computer.


As you turn it back on tap the F10 key. This will load BIOS setup utility.
Press F9 to load defaults.
Press F10 to save and exit.

When the computer boots back up, check to see if everything is working.


Let me know how everything goes.

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Just got an HP Pavilion B & O from Aarons and when you turn it on it beeps and then is black. Help what do i do or can i do

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I decided to rebuild my computer, its  an asus with a nvidia graphics card thing in and 512mb of ram, ive tried clearing CMOS and nothing :S everything is wired correctly so i think it is something to do with the graphics card

Answer:computer wont turn on, no beeps, no picture

Graphics cards will generate a beep.Look into the processor, power supply, or possibly the memory.

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Took off side panel and cleaned inside gently and blew dust out of fans and boards

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Hey guys ... i need someones help... anybody any suggestions i will take as i have other working computers, with parts to pull out.
My comp wont start, nothing on screen (says no signal), cpu runs, gpu runs ... well spins. i think harddisk runs and cd and dvd drive flash like the reading light. Long beeps keep going ... dont think its a bios beep or watever like no point counting. The computer seems to restart and a beep. restart and beep... process goes on till i pull the plug.

If it helps, this is wat i did:
i changed the graphics card from a 7600gs agp - 7600 gt agp. then i wanted to add 512 mb Ram but i cudnt get the stick in It had 2 x 512 mb previously and took it out to read the label and put them back in. I think this might be the problem .. it seemed real dusty around it and i might have shoved some dust into the slot !!

I bought it on eBay and it was not really working fine. Like when i restart it says DISK BOOT FAILURE. PLEASE INSERT SYSTEM DISK...and i have to repair the current version of install and go thru the whole processs (like formatting) in order to get into xp. But i found out that the problem was prolly due to the xp version being a upgrade (not full install cd) and that every time i restarted the older (WIN 95) was trying to boot up. which is why i was doing a complete format

Please tell me anything you know to be helpful

Here's the specs:
Gigabyte GA-K8NS
AMD 3000+
2 x 512mb Ram PC3200
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Answer:Computer Wont turn on... just beeps continuously .... HELP PLS ANYBODY

its can be your RAM, pull them out and click again back, chek of there are in good position... try connect them separate.

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Answer:my computer beeps wen i turn it on and doest start up at all...

Most of current MBs have AMI BIOS.Try looking into the Chapter 8.2 of this document:  for help and trouble shooting. Otherwise provide your Product Number to identify if your MB is not having another brand of BIOS. If this will help you Kudo would be  appreciated.BRGDS

JTI work for HP but my posts and replies are my own.**Click the KUDOS star on the left to say 'Thanks'**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem.

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I think I have the same problem as many owners of Satellite X series computers - three beeps when I trying to turn on and then black screen, no video. I showed notebook to official service here in Azerbaijan but they couldn't tell me what the problem exactly - video card or motherboard.

So my question is - where can I buy NVIDIA? SLI Dual GeForce? 8600M GT video card? I searched internet shops but couldn't find. May be you can help me.

And my next question - if here is anybody who could solve this problem by changing graphic card?

Answer:Satellite X205-SLI6 - Three beeps when I turn my computer on

As far as I know you will not be able to obtain graphic card separately and in case that graphic card is defective the whole mainboard will be exchanged. You can check this by authorized Toshiba service provider.

> And my next question - if here is anybody who could solve this problem by changing graphic card?
In my opinion all this is pretty unrealistic. Would you really send your notebook to someone in Europe if you get YES answer?

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So I Was Letting My Friend Try Out My Computer, And He raged And smashed The Control tower. After I Kick Him Out Of My House, I turned On My PC to Be Sure its ok and now it won't turn on and does six beeps and no display at all. Here Are The Specs:
Optiplex 755
Windows 10 OS
Intel Chipset Q35 Family (Or Something Like That)
2 GB Ram
Please reply soon!!

Answer:Help, My Computer does Six Beeps When I Turn It on And it doesn't display anything on my monitor! What Do I Do?!

Video card is probably dislodged.  Open case and remove all cards then re seat ram.
Beep Codes
Your computer might emit a series of beeps during start-up if the monitor cannot display errors or problems. This series of beeps, called a beep code, identifies a problem. For example, beep code 1-3-1 (one possible beep code) consists of one beep, a burst of three beeps, and then one beep. This beep code tells you that the computer encountered a memory problem.
Reseating the memory modules may correct the following beep code errors. If the problem persists, contact Dell for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.



1-3-1 through 2-4-4
Memory not being properly identified or used

Memory failure above address 0FFFFh



Microprocessor register failure

NVRAM read/write failure

ROM BIOS checksum failure

Programmable interval timer failure

DMA initialization failure

DMA page register read/write failure

Video Memory Test failure

1-3-1 through 2-4-4
Memory not being properly identified or used

Slave DMA register failure

Master DMA register failure

Master interrupt mask register failure

Slave interrupt mask register failure

Interrupt vector loading failure

Keyboard Controller Test failure

NVRAM power loss

Invalid NVRAM configuration

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After installing an automatic update, my labtop was working perfectly fine last night i closed it i believe around 1230 am. Ive been trying to turn it on since 7pm today and it will start turning on and not show the logo and keeps making beeping noises. Is there any way I can fix this please

Answer:Dell Inspiron 11 3000 won't turn on and beeps 5 times with black screen.

The 5 beeps are normally a signal that there is a problem with the CMOS battery that powers the BIOS on the system (among a few other things).  This is not the battery that you think of that powers the system on, off, etc., when it's not plugged into an ac adapter.
Try this:  Remove the battery and AC adapter from the system, then hold the power button down for 10 to 30 seconds.  That should remove any residual power in the system.  Then plug the AC adapter back in and see if the system powers up at that point.   
A quick question, when you say it won't show the "logo" are you referring to the Dell logo or the Windows one?  You may also want to see if you can go in and reset your BIOS if you actually see the Dell logo show up.  
Let me know how those two steps go and if it helps or not.  If not, please let me know if you're seeing the Dell logo at all when it starts up.  And also which version of Windows that you're running on the system.  If you're seeing the Dell logo but Windows won't start it leads towards something different than the CMOS battery, although the 5-beeps would seem to indicate that was the problem.

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I have a dell inspiron n5110, it has the following specs: (2 years since purchse)
core i7
6GB b of RAM
nvidia 525 gt graphics card / 1gb dedicated
Windows 7 64 bit
640 GB HDD
The laptop was working fine yesterday and when i went to sleep i properly turned it off without any errors occurring. Today when i turned it on:-
-the power button turns on
-the three support buttons on the top right corner of the laptop flash
-i can see battery and power notification lights but the hard drive light doesn't blink or turn on
-i can hear and in fact glimpse the fan working.
-the screen shows nothing, it isn't a black screen because that would imply that the screen still turns on but the screen remains off. 
-I hear no error beeps or any kind of booting sounds
-I should also probably mention that recently the AC adapter of the laptop wasn't working properly and i had part of its main connecting wires replaced while keeping the circuit board or main work board intact, and it worked fine after that but i am guessing the repair may have something to do with this new issue.
I have tried the hard reset or flea power method, hoping it would solve the problem but it hasn't work even after multiple attempts. The laptop is no longer under warranty and if the issue is dire and i suspect it is, i would have to send the computer to a dell support  and repair center and i have  heard maintenance and repair costs may be as much as the laptop's price depend... Read more

Answer:Laptop doesn't boot, screen doesn't turn on, no error beeps or booting sounds are heard

This fixed my problem with my Lenovo. Thanks so much!

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My computer never makes a sound - I can't stand all that beeping racket. So when I got it I was assured it would make no sound other than the fan - Which I've worked hard to reduce to hardly any sound at all.

However, on our lovely Friday the 13th I turned on the computer and it beeped once at the XP screen. It lagged to hell won't have ya so I rebooted it. Then it beeped twice at XP screen but didn't lag as horrid. So I opened Internet Explorer 6 and it opened like 12 pages.. I rebooted, tried again.. Same result so I did a restore back to the 9th. Fourth try it did it again. So then I looked up what two beeps mean online and read to take the CMOS (button) battery out. Took it out for a few minutes, put it back in. Rebooted to try and it worked fine no beeps. Restarted several times and it worked just fine. Went to work for a few hours, came home and it worked like a charm.

Few hours later I turned it off for a short while, back on and it beeped and opened 12 pages. And now it's off till I can figure out whatever is going on.

I dont know the computer specs much, but I know it's got plenty of everything.

I read what 1 beep means but I can't find what it means at the XP screen. I don't have long online so if someone could please write back with as much detail as you're willing to spare.. I'd appreciate much!

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Answer:Computer beeps once at XP Welcome screen

Ok, so we have have a new symptom: I ran a full system virus scan, which took about 4-some hours, I went from it opening 60 pages down to 38 pages. And now it's down to opening only one page when I click on explorer. I have the internet cord unplugged so even if it is a virus, nothing can be transmitted. And it still beeps just once at the welcome screen.

Except now it loads msconfig, changes something too quick for me to notice and reboots. That is definately a virus, but I looked at msconfig and nothing starts up other than pccillin and I can't see anything new on any of the boot screens. Does anyone know the virus name or filename? Maybe I can search for it?

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My computer never makes a sound - I can't stand all that beeping racket. So when I got it I was assured it would make no sound other than the fan - Which I've worked hard to reduce to hardly any sound at all.

However, on our lovely Friday the 13th I turned on the computer and it beeped once at the XP screen. It lagged to hell won't have ya so I rebooted it. Then it beeped twice at XP screen but didn't lag as horrid. So I opened Internet Explorer 6 and it opened like 12 pages.. I rebooted, tried again.. Same result so I did a restore back to the 9th. Fourth try it did it again. So then I looked up what two beeps mean online and read to take the CMOS (button) battery out. Took it out for a few minutes, put it back in. Rebooted to try and it worked fine no beeps. Restarted several times and it worked just fine. Went to work for a few hours, came home and it worked like a charm.

Few hours later I turned it off for a short while, back on and it beeped and opened 12 pages. And now it's off till I can figure out whatever is going on.

I dont know the computer specs much, but I know it's got plenty of everything.

I read what 1 beep means but I can't find what it means at the XP screen. I don't have long online so if someone could please write back with as much detail as you're willing to spare.. I'd appreciate much!

I had it suggessted that a key on my keyboard might be stuck, I've checked and it isn't. It was also suggested tha... Read more

Answer:Computer beeps once at XP Welcome Screen

It seems as though you may have an infection! Please navigate to HERE, read the Preparation Guide and start a new topic requesting help.

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.. Pardon if wrong location, I'm assuming its some hardware issue ..My computer never makes a sound - I can't stand all that beeping racket. So when I got it I was assured it would make no sound other than the fan - Which I've worked hard to reduce to hardly any sound at all.However, on our lovely Friday the 13th I turned on the computer and it beeped once at the XP screen. It lagged to *censored* won't have ya so I rebooted it. Then it beeped twice at XP screen but didn't lag as horrid. So I opened Internet Explorer 6 and it opened like 12 pages.. I rebooted, tried again.. Same result so I did a restore back to the 9th. Fourth try it did it again. So then I looked up what two beeps mean online and read to take the CMOS (button) battery out. Took it out for a few minutes, put it back in. Rebooted to try and it worked fine no beeps. Restarted several times and it worked just fine. Went to work for a few hours, came home and it worked like a charm.Few hours later I turned it off for a short while, back on and it beeped and opened 12 pages. And now it's off till I can figure out whatever is going on.I dont know the computer specs much, but I know it's got plenty of everything.I read what 1 beep means but I can't find what it means at the XP screen. I don't have long online so if someone could please write back with as much detail as you're willing to spare.. I'd appreciate much!I had it suggessted that a key on my keyboard m... Read more

Answer:Computer beeps at XP welcome screen

Seeing as resetting your CMOS did the trick the first time, I would consider getting a new battery. It sounds like your current one is running out of juice.

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I currently own a Toshiba Tecra. I was just finished getting rid of a virus (Antimalware Doctor) and restarted my computer, but once I did, it would not go past the welcome screen. It says 'welcome' for about 2 minutes before bringing me to the computers' accounts. I would click on one, and it would say it was loading my preferences, but then it would just bring me back to choose an account. I waited a while to start the computer again because I thought maybe it was over heated or something, but still the same problemI have tried to turn on the computer in safe mode, safe mode with networking and with last known good configuration, but none of this has worked. Anyone know what I can do?

Answer:Computer won't go past the welcome screen.

Some Anti Malware software(spybot) will prompt you to back-up your previous data before performing a system scan on your hard drive  for spyware and other threats. In case some data has been removed because of potential threats and have cause your computer to act differently, you could always undo previous changes by clicking the recovery button. Has your current Anti malware prompted you to make a back-up?

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I currently own a Toshiba Tecra. I was just finished getting rid of a virus and restarted my computer, but once I did, it would not go past the welcome screen. It says 'welcome' for about 2 minutes before bringing me to the computers' accounts. I would click on one, and it would say it was loading my preferences, but then it would just bring me back to choose an account. I waited a while to start the computer again because I thought maybe it was over heated or something, but still the same problemI have tried to turn on the computer in safe mode, safe mode with networking and with last known good configuration, but none of this has worked. Anyone know what I can do? 

Answer:Computer won't go past the welcome screen.

Create new topic here:,7.0.html and state your issue.Malware guys have tools to access not bootable computer.

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I have a HP TouchSmart Model Number IQ524. When I turned the computer on it goes to the HP startup screen,a white cursor flashes on the left side of the sceen and then the screen turns black and the cursor goes away and the screen stays black. Can anyone help me with this problem.

Answer:Computer will not boot past the HP screen

Boot to a Windows Vista dvd and see if you can use the repair tools. Text, talk, drive...CRASH.Hang up and drive @#$%^^

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Before, my computer doesn't even enter the login screen.  Now after I deleted a few things from a virus scan, after I login it says finding preferences in that blue box then logging off.  It doesn't even let me into my desktop.  So basically I have no way of accessing my computer and even safe mode doesn't work.  Is there a way to recover my computer and make it work again?

Answer:My Computer wont get past log in screen

Do you have the Windows CD?I suggest you preform a Repair Install.More info here:

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ok so i was trying to add an additional hd to my parents computer, something i have done several times before, but when i went to power on the computer it just stays on the HP screen, it won't let me into safe mode or anything just stays on the HP screen. so i unhooked the hd and put everything back to how it was and still isn't loading, i also unhooked everything except the keyboard, monitor and mouse and still nothing. i don't have recovery disks for this cause everything is on the computer. so any help would be appreciated because my parents don't know yet and i would like to live to see tomorrow!!! i am using a HP 1203w

Answer:Computer won't boot past HP screen

ok well apparently my computer is possessed cause it seams to work ok now?!

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Hey, I use a windows 10 computer an just in the past 24 hours when before it was perfectly okay an working.
Getting to it an running through what happened I turn it on like regular although the splash screen stays up a lot longer than normal. It then shows a black screen which it does normally with that type letter flashing. It moves to windows 10 spinning loading screen then shows the login screen. What usually takes 30 seconds took 10 minuites. I go to log in with my password but it says it's incorrect. Nobody has been near the computer since it was turned off so I tried a few more times incase i typed it in wrong same issue. I restart it nothing I spent a time googling but no result I then type a password I havnt used on the pc since I changed it in 8 months it acepts it. This I found odd so after I think the problem is fixed this shows up "the user profile service failed the sign-in" I am already frustrated spending 2 hours restarting to find for some reason my old password works an this shows up.
I try it on safe mode same problem, I restart, I do the fix start up but fails an no changes is made. Leaving me to be stuck still. I try looking up for changing the register an get rid of the bad user account promting me to activeate the hidden admin which I've done before for others. Then sit as it gets ready for 30 mins for it to say critical error with the start up leaving me to sign out.
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The computer is an Acer Extensa 4630 laptop Vista O/S. This is my mother in laws computer it was running slow so I figured i would try to help her out. I helped her out alright lol.

The computer was fine albeit slow until I ran Ccleaner and the registry cleaner (from the same program) c cleaner removed 7.2 gigs of stuff. I saved a back up before the reg fix. I then did a disk clean up, after that I scheduled a disk check and restarted the computer. Upon restarting the computer will not go past the bios screen.

I tried F8 to put it in safe mode so I could reverse the disk check. I selected safe mode hit enter then the same thing, bios screen then black. Tried F8 again and this time I tried a restore it started to restore then it shut down mid way with an error. The error was " the instruction at 0x7444060a referenced memory at 0x00000000 the memory could not be read" After that I tried F8 again and tried a memory test and it went until about 53% and shut off again. This time with no error message.

I am not sure if this is by coincidence or if I caused this. I don't think i caused this to happen because I do this maintenance on my families computers all the time with no problems.

She also had a similar problem about six months ago after a few attempts and holding down the start button for 30 seconds it has worked fine until yesterday.

Answer:Computer will not go past bios screen

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Good Afternoon,

My 12 year old daughter was working on her report last night. She pulled a couple of pictures from some website (she is not suppose to do that without me) and went to print the report. It would not print. When she called me to fix it, the computer was trying to install unknown hardware???? Then the idiot that I am, while I am talking to her about the importance of not googling pics without me being there, decides to reboot the computer. I know better than to do this but..... was having a bad day. Let me add that when I asked she said that she got a message from panda but it wasn't red so she didn't think she needed to let me know. I am not sure I am posting to the right forum, but here is my info:

I am running Win XP on a Compaq presario 3045a. All updates are loaded. I run Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2008. It is also current and ran clean 2 or 3 days ago. When I boot up it shows the black screen with Compaq in red. It doesn't go past that screen. I have tried F8 to go into safe mode and F10 for rom based setup without success. Frankly I have tried all F keys and nothing works. The cd drive does read but it doesn't load anything. I have tried the Panda install disk (hoping I could scan for virus), Compaq disks and XP Home edition disks. It did not work. I also tried to use an external cd rom drive knowing it probably wouldn't work and I was right. Let me add that I have an external floppy if necessary to fix this problem... Read more

Answer:Computer Will Not Go Past Compaq Screen

Hi and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.What operating system are you using it is XP am I correct since you posted it in the Xp forum?Try going into safe mode by using the F8 method. If you have any trouble booting in safe mode please read this tutorial:Safe mode Safe mode allows you to get into Windows to remove any drivers or software which you recently installed. Do you remeber any recent programs that you installed that might of caused this?If you can't think of any recently-installed software that could have caused it, then try takeing it to a repair shop or something like that and see if anyone can fix it. This could also be a hard drive failure. Try taping F1 and F8 key again and see if that works, I know that you tried all the F keys but just try it again, you never know... read here for some additional information: hope I have helped you Regards,Extremeboy

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I have a P100 motherboard, First it had probs with lots of windows problems, I reinstalled a few times, and never fixed it. Got progressively worse, and now it will not boot at all. It hangs up on the CMOS startup screen.

in a spot where it should say the amount of system RAM, the cursor blinks there and the figures instead of 32 megs, it is in binary or something, Its those weird characters. The initial RAM check was OK, but it cant' get past the next screen. Its only an old P100, but if it can be easily fixed, I wont toss the sucker. I hear there is a bios clear pin but how do I find that. Would it clear the RAM entry? Seems the bios checks the RAM each time it boots. I have replaced the RAM with other SIMMs and dosnt' make any difference.

gimme the word, To toss or not to toss???

Answer:computer can't get past CMOS screen

Some mbs have a jumper to clear the bios. You will have to look at your mb manual. If you do not have a manual or the mb does not have a jumper to clear the bios, just remove the cmos battery for a few minutes. That will also clear the bios. Can you enter the bios? If so I would load system defaults [after making a written record of hd settings], then try booting the computer.

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I'm terrible with computers, and I think I've made the problem worse by messing around with the Set Up...Keep in mind I'm a simple country bumpkin.

It began when last night when I was on my computer; an antivirus software that I haven't seen before popped up and started scanning, and it found a gigantic number of viruses and trojans and keyloggers, etc. The computer takes it upon itself to shut down suddenly. I start it back up, and the boot up starts looping.

For whatever silly reason, I thought going into Set Up (By pressing Del when it gets to the Winfast screen) and messing around with the options would help. I put everything to optimized settings...but then, when that didn't work, I put it to default settings. It started giving me an error about floppy disk failing (40), but I fixed that.

However, now it loads Winfast, goes into a black screen, and then on to a lighter shaded one; then it freezes. It won't respond to my ERD Commander either; infact, it won't respond to anything.

I would LOVE to fix this problem without having to delete my files; I have animations on my computer, my novel, homework on my computer...What do I do!?

Answer:Computer can't get past Winfast screen

Uhoh. I tried something called Super Boot and now it won't even get to the Winfast screen. V.v

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Our computer is not going pas the start screen after we hit escape and all that jazz. 
Serial No. [Personal Information Removed]
Model No. p7-1154
Product No. QP773AA#ABA
Please help!

Answer:Computer will not go past startup screen

janiemundahl Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about your laptop not getting past the startup screen and wanted to help. When you see the text "Press Esc for startup" that means you press that key for the HP startup menu that lists various options, such as diagnostics. What you want to do is wait -- and press NOTHING -- and in a few seconds, the PC should automatically boot into a Windows startup screen. Please tell us what OS version your laptop is running, for any further assistance. If you don't know how to find that, here are the instructions: can proceed once you provide the information.Thanks

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I recently installed Windows 7 on my computer. Fresh install, remove everything else that was previously on the computer. It installed fine, with no problems. I tried to change the screen resolution, and the screen went black and would not revert. Frustrated, I re-reinstalled 7, and everything went swimmingly. Until, of course, the 2nd reboot, when my computer would not load past the computer boot up screen (the screen that gives options such as Boot Order, ect.). It simply goes to a black screen with the "_" underscore, and then "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD . . . .", then back to the blue boot up screen.

I've tried re-re-reinstalling, and I still get the same result. This happens after the reboot you must complete after choosing your name and password.

I've tried the Repair option, and it did not find any faults within the system.

I've also used this CD to install 7 on my laptop, which worked great.

Please, any advice as to what I should do would be so great!


Answer:Won't get past computer boot screen

Can you get into safe mode by hitting the F8 key during the boot? If so, try changing the video resolution back to where it was.

What type of video output are you using and what type of monitor/s?

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I accdently pressed yes on running a program by the name of Jucheck immediatly my computer turned off. After i turned it back on it is stuck in the HP Invent screen and will not go to any of the menus. I called windows tech soppurt and they say I need to re-install windows, but I no longer have the CD. please help!

Answer:Computer will not go past HP Invent screen

Jucheck should just be part of the java versification, unless you have a virus of some kind

as the PC starts keep tapping F8 see if a menu appears - if it does choose safemode

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Hi I just woke up and my intel 5 cannot get past the dell wont event go to the diagnostics after pressing f12  or f8 help!!!!!

Answer:Computer can't get past the dell screen

Hi Vnaid1991,Thanks for posting.Apologies that your computer is not performing as expected.  Have you tried turning off the computer, unplugging the power cable, all attachments, pressing the power button for 30 seconds, then attaching everything then restarting?

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Okay so when I came home from work today my computer was on like it normally is but when I turned on my monitor it was at the black screen that flashes for like a half second when you initially turn the computer on. I've unplugged everything twice and plugged it back in, I tried to get to the Bios menu but f10, f2, and f1 won't take me to it. Below is a pic of the screen it gets stuck on. Any help?

Answer:Computer won't get past BIOS screen

Check to see if you have any USB drives plugged in or CD/DVD disks inserted and remove them. Then try rebooting. Your machine may be trying to boot to the wrong drive because of the priority given.
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Came home from work today and turned on my desktop.  The computer comes on but after the initial start up the blue screen with the word HEWLETT PACKARD comes on and then nothing else happens.  I somehow don't think this is good.  All ideas excepted.  Thanks.

Answer:Computer won't go past initial HP screen

disney2413..... Have you tried to start your pc in SAFE mode ?dl65  

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Hello,The other day I decided to reset my computer in hopes of having it run more smoothly. I don't really have a lot saved on it besides a few games, but it said I have low storage memory. I save all my music, documents, etc. on my flash drives. I've done a reset before with no problems so I am very confused as to what went wrong this time.So I go to the menu & click reset (all drives, just erase my files as I'm keeping the PC, etc.). After a minute, I would look at it & it would be at 3 percent, then 5, but soon it would say a problem occurred while resetting. Okay, so I tried to reset it again & the same thing happened. The highest it got to was 38 percent. I tried it 2 or 3 more times & eventually gave up. When I tried to start my computer back up it would freeze on the HP logo screen then go blank (black screen). I knew something was wrong because the little symbol that rolls around while the screen loads up did not pop up.I turned it off then tried to start it up again & ran into the same problem. I looked up some possible solutions to this on my phone & none worked (holding the power button for however long). I pushed the F11 button & was able to make it to the recovery screen. I pushed F8 for startup settings, but the screen would flicker & not go to it.While still on the recovery screen, I pushed F8 & decided to run a system test. I ran the extensive one & saw that my computer passed it. This gave me hope that my computer is sa... Read more

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Hi, I'm having some trouble. My computer won't boot past the welcome screen in normal mode, it just gets stuck there.

I have booted up in safe mode with networking and updated my McAfee software, run a scan and fixed the items that it came up with. I also ran a SpyBot scan and fixed those items.

However, the computer is still hanging up at the welcome screen. Any help that anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated. If you need any other information, please let me know. Below is my hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:10:12 PM, on 5/19/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\RegCure\RegCure.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AcroRd32Info.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Inte... Read more

Answer:computer won't boot past welcome screen

First, tell us what macafee fixed. This is critical information.

Second, tell us what you did before this started happening. Without this information it is impossible to help you.

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Hello, I am posting after my topic in the HJT forum. I was being assisted, when now my computer won't turn on at all.

It seems my laptop has done the same thing as my computer (which apparently has the same alike virus). It turns off after the Windows XP boot screen. My laptop runs on Windows Media Center Edition, and did not come with any discs with which to boot up from (like my computer did). It only came with a disc to wipe the whole drive. It will not boot into Safe Mode, or ANY of the options when you tap F8 in the beginning, as I have tried this already.

Answer:Computer Will Not Go Past Boot Screen

Have you used any programs like Logon Studio? I you have and you applied a logon screen which won't work then you will need to put your main hard drive in another computer and replace a file called LogonUI.exe with the original one. (other alternatives are doing a clean install or just repairing the file, system restore or take it into a computer store and it will cost about $20 if you tell them this)

On the other hand if you haven't used logon screens editiors then it may be a virus or the LogonUI.exe file is damaged. Mabye there is a virus in LogonUI.exe.

If you tell me if any error messages come up then I can help you more.

Sorry if you didn't understand. New user.

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I have a 2007 Gateway Laptop Model MT3423. I recently installed windows xp on it. It worked fine for a couple days. One day it just turned off and when i went to turn it on again it would boot to the first screen (Gateway Screen) then to a blank screen with a white dash flashing in the corner. The display is lit, the lights on the computer are on and the fan is running. I can go to the BIOS Menu but thats it. When I put a cd in it will say press any key to boot from cd and then after you press that the screen goes the same again. HELP, I need to fix my computer. When you try to type stuff into the blank screen the computer just makes beep noises

Answer:Computer Does Not Boot Past First Screen

Hi gatewaymt3423.

The first step I'd go about is checking the hard drive as this can often cause this frustrating problem.

The instructions on how to make a bootable disk and running seatools can be found here

Let me know how you get on

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Hey all, I am trying to fix my friends computer and at the start the computer makes 3 beeping noises. I have googled that and apparently it means that the video card is shot or the ram? I had a few video cards just laying around so i tried all of them but none of them worked! So I replaced the ram 64mb ram and that got rid of the beeping noise but the computer still wouldnt boot. I figured this was because it wasnt large enough to boot windows XP so my buddy went out and bougth a 256mb and I installed that and the machine still begins to beep. Any suggestions are much appreciated! thank you in advance.

Answer:Computer beeps 3 times - No picture on screen

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Help! I went abroad for the year and returned home and set up my 2002 eMachine T1860 (it was in a closet and not being used). Only connected monitor, keyboard and mouse. Power is on, fan is running, cd opens/closes-monitor only showing On Screen Display panel (and this doesn't always come on), yet can't access it with mouse or keyboard. Computer beeps every 2-3 seconds or so. Running Windows XP Home edition. But basically, nothing is working.

emachine tech support was useless.

How to check what is wrong and what can I do? I can't believe it's crashed. Can answer to [email protected]


Answer:Solved: Computer beeps-no images on screen-nothing

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I got a new comp. from my friend (Windows 98, 64 Mb RAM, 5.0xxGB HD) and I tried to install a modem I took from my old comp.,but the new oe didn't have the driver for it, or the old one that came with it. (actually I couldn't find the model I just know it hasan Intel chip on it) I then put it in and looked for a way to get a driver, that I couldn't find, then I disconnected the disk drive D:/ and put in my old HD (2GB) to get some files, which I did then i put the disk drive back and for ome reason i gave up on the modems took them out inspected them and then my comp wont send a display to the screen it just beeps in two different tones and then i have to unplug it to turn it off. I know i hooked everything up good and the screen works fine i even tried to reconnect the modems but it just beeps. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!! This is the only USABLE comp. I've had in a while!!!!!!!!!

Answer:Computer won't send signal to screen, just beeps

The modem might now be compatible with your operating system. More information on your modem would be useful. Things like how old it is, and what kind it is, etc. This information could help us make a proper diagnosis.[glb]Flame[/glb]

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Hello, im currently running an ECS HT2000 Geforce6100 SM-S V1.0, with an Amd dual core, at 2.0 . I have 4 gigs off ddr 2, and a geforce 7800 gt video card. as you can see some off my parts are fairly old, i purchased a new video card, a geforce gts 450, the guy at frys said i would need a new power supply, mine currently at 350, i bought a thermaltake TR2 430wEverything was working fine, i just wanted to upgrade my video card. Yesterday i took out my old card and power supply, connected all power cords to the new power supply, and put in my new card but system just beeps, it wont boot up. so i put back my old video card, still no change, then i put back my old power supply again no change. So now everythings back to how it was before i replaced the parts, but my comp wont turn on. when i push power it just beeps, black screen. i went thru n made sure all connectons were complete, and i only have the power n video card connected in the back.Can anyone offer any advice? i dont wanna go to geek squad, but iono what i did wrong. :/

Answer:Computer beeps, black screen, will not boot up.

Quote from: un1t3dp1aya on April 24, 2011, 02:59:49 PM...So now everythings back to how it was before i replaced the parts, but my comp wont turn on. ...You missed something.

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Just this morning my just out of warranty thinkpad x230 does not want to boot.  I get 5 beeps, a pause, then 5 more beeps and my screen is blank.  The power button shows as on, but cant do anything else. thanks

Answer:lenovo thainkpad x230 - 5 beeps, pause, then 5 beeps - but blank screen

Is patched BIOS flashed on your laptop?

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when i start my computer up it gets to the screen when the grey bar fills up, it should go to the windows loading screen but it stops almost straight away when it tries to load. I have tried safe mode which doesnt work. I have tried making it start up a different thing like the floppy drive 1st or something, this still doesnt work. Will someone please help me

Answer:Please help me, my computer wont get past loading screen

what version of windows is this? and what is your hardware?

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So i have an inspiron6000 dell laptop. when i hit the power button the Dell start up screen comes up, and then as if to start up it goes to a new screen where all it shows is a black screen and a blinking _ in the top left corner. I have tried to press F8 but it will just not allow me to go into safe mode. Is their anything i can do to get this thing to work or is it done for? thank you for the help

Answer:Computer wont even go past the start up screen

I have tried to press F8 but it will just not allow me to go into safe mode.I'm not sure what that means. EXACTLY what happens when you try to get to safe mode?

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My uncles computer gets just past the startup screen to safe mode and gives me three options, safe more, a 2nd safe mode option, and "restart computer with last known safe settings". However, choosing any of these options just brings you back to the same screen.

Help anyone??? Please!

Answer:computer won't get past safe mode screen

have you recently upgraded any of the components?

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I have a Compaq computer running windows vista with the latest service pack (sorry i don't know model). I had 2GB of RAM & a 200GB hard drive. (basically one of those computers you can buy at wal-mart for 700 bucks a couple of years ago.) As far as antivirus software, all i had was microsoft security essentials.All I did was fall asleep with skype running and when I woke up the next morning the screen was frozen. Now that I think of it it must have froze that same morning because I had some messages that I wouldn't have gotten in the middle of the night. Anyway, the computer was frozen so I pulled the powercord out from behind it  And when I tried to turn it back on, it wouldn't go past the Compaq screen (where it says <f10=setup, esc=bootmenu, f11=system recovery etc>) and the keyboard was not responsive. And also the keyboard lights were not on like they usually are.The only health problems my computer has had in the recent past is that I got the Antivirus 2010 virus about a month ago, but I got rid of it with malwarebytes and made double sure by checking the registry for all of its known files or w/e. Anyway, I need this comp! It has a lot of my school work! 

Answer:My computer wont go past the Compaq screen.

Did you try Safe Mode?

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Computer is
Lenovo All In One Flex20 Multi-touch (purchased 2014)
Orig OS was Win 8.1 64 bit
installed free Win10 in 2015 when offered by MS (so no copy of lic #)
Processor 4th Gen Intel Core i5-420GB
8 GB PC3-12800 SDRAM
500 GB 5400 RPM SSHD

Problem: Initally after an update several months ago the mouse pointer started
behaving randomly. It constantly dropped to the bottom right corner opening the
various items there. It became impossible to use. I searched on web at both Lenovo and Microsoft for solution but found nothing usable. I used to run some scans and fixes in Safe Mode and then as Computer is in a place I visit on a regular basis I had to leave for a month unfixed. When booted upon return problem returned.

Yesterday I ran system in safe mode again and mouse pointer behaved. Then I added networking and ran some diagnostics and it still behaved. I rebooted to regular start-up and problem immediately manifested. So today I went into Admin Tools>System Config and chose Diagnostic Startup. Upon reboot the system will not load anything after the lenovo splash. It simply has long circle of attempt and after 30 min nothing. So cannot run SysInfo - sorry. There is no way to get in to change the option to a reg or Safe mode boot that I know of.

I am happy to do a complete restore. All important data on system has been backed up. The original system comes with an F2 OneKeyRecovery and I can get that to load. (I experimented to see) However if I do that I ... Read more

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After I enter my password, the Welcome screen stays and doesn't change. The screen isn't frozen and I haven't made any changes from the last time I logged in. Won't load on Safe Mode either.

I don't know how to move forward on this. At the very least, I want to recover what I can if there is some deeper issue with the computer.

Answer:Windows 7 Computer will not load past Welcome Screen

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I got the FBI virus while surfing the internet. Task manager wasn't opening and I let the computer on while looking for solutions. My computer then shut itself down.

I then tried to boot into safe mode and received a black screen with a blinking underscore and that is where it stayed. I tried this a couple more times and got the same result. Then I ran system restore to a point that was safe and it ran successfully.

I then restarted my computer and after the hp screen I again got the black screen with blinking underscore. That is where I'm at at this point. I'm not sure if this is still having to do with the virus but since it started with the virus I'm thinking it might. I've not ever had a computer do this before. Can anyone give me a starting point, I'm not sure the best way to proceed.


Answer:FBI Virus - Computer Won't Get Past HP Screen On Power On

What operating system is this please?

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So hello. I have a gateway ne56r41u laptop and its been a good laptop till one day i reset it. It went threw the process of reseting it and came up to the "hi there" menu. U choose your state and everything click next and then set up settings. After that u click next and it says just a moment. Sometimes it pops a message that says explorer.exe memory could not be read terminate the program. But anyways after the plz wait. The gateway famous black screen appears and then it loads the hi there screen again to set it up. Someone plz help?

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I'm running a Dell Dimension 2400 under Windows XP, and seemingly out of nowhere while searching on google, the whole computer shut off. Now, I get the BIOS loading screen, then it all goes to black and stays black. No mouse icon, no text cursor on the screen, nothing. I tried booting in safe mode but that didn't work. If there's any help anybody can provide on trying to get this up and running I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you in advance.

Answer:Computer won't boot up past BIOS screen

Please try the following:Download NTBR_CD.exe and create a bootable CD. * Save the file to your Desktop and double-click it. This will create a folder named NTBR_CD. * Open the folder and locate BurnItCD. Launch it by double-clicking it. * When BurnCDCC opens, click Start - the CD tray will open. * Insert blank CD and click OK. * The tray will close, burn the image then eject the disk.Run chkdsk. * Boot the affected computer with the new CD. * Once presented with the boot screen please hit <ENTER> to boot from CD. * After a warning screen there is a keyboard language options screen - press <ENTER> to leave it at EN-US. You should now be at the Tool options screen. * Type 5 and press <ENTER> to go to a command prompt. At the command prompt type the following bolded command then press <ENTER> tools\ntfs4dos\chkdsk You will be prompted (in German) to press Enter. * Press <ENTER> to start the check disk utility. Check Disk will check all attached drives and attempt to correct any errors. Please make a note of any errors found or corrections made. * When it completes type "menu" and press <ENTER> to return to the tools menu. * Type 6 and press <ENTER> to quit, then Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.Allow the computer to attempt booting normally and let me know the outcome.

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Okay, so I woke up my computer from sleep mode yesterday, and it worked perfectly fine for all of five minutes before everything except my cursor froze. I waited for it to unfreeze or give me a "not responding" message for about twenty minutes, but when it didn't, I manually shut it down by pressing the power button, since I couldn't get to the start menu. But when I turned it back on, an error message appeared. I don't remember exactly what it said, but it gave me the option to either: "Launch startup repair (reccomended)" or "Start Windows normally". So I chose to launch the startup repair since it said that it would fix anything that had caused my computer to stop working, but it's been "searching for problems" for about five hours now! The blue bar just keeps scrolling past, but other than that, nothing's happening. Does anyone know how to fix this? Or should I call someone to check it out? Will I lose my files? I tried to "Start Windows normally" as well, but nothing happened at all... Oh, and it's an Acer laptop with Windows 7 on it.
Thank you so much for the help!

(Oh, and I'm just on our other computer in the house, if you were wondering, haha.)

Answer:Computer won't get past startup repair screen?

You need to run chkdsk, see if it can fix any file system errors.

How to run chkdsk from the Recovery ConsoleBoot your Vista or Windows 7 installation DVD
When you see "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD", press Enter
At the "Language" screen hold the "Shift" key and press the F10 key to open a Command Window
Type chkdsk /r and press Enter.
Let this run to completion undisturbed..

If you don't have a install DVD, you can download a legal copy here: Download Windows 7 ISO (Official 32-bit and 64-bit Direct Download Links) ? My Digital Life

Make sure you get the same version you have installed: 32 or 64 bit; Starter, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate.

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My laptop suddenly won't get out of a blue screen I tried turning it off for hours and that didn't help

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When I start my computer it takes me to my login page where I succesfully can log onto both of my accounts, the as the welcoming screen comes up a pop up open reading Slui.exe - system error Program cannot start because slc.dll is missing. I hit ok and another pop up opens saying explorer.exe - system error and the same think program cannot star because slc.dll is missing. i click ok on this one and I log into a black screen showing just my mouse the only thing that works is control alt delete help!

Answer:computer wont let me past welcoming screen

Welcome to our forum helpm3
How long have you had Windows 7 installed.

I'm think that Slui.exe is informing you that your system needs proper activation.

Completing this tutorial by Brink will also help you fill in your system specs properly.

System Info - See Your System Specs

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When I turn my computer on it runs fine until it gets to the windows welcome screen. It then comes up with a notice saying insufficient API and then reboots. The last time i was on my computer it kept saying not enough memory delete stuff which i tried and then it was fine until I turned it on today. I have tried pressing F8 and trying all the options from the list but it just turns off and on again :@ please help

Answer:Aargh! My Computer Wont Go Past The Welcome Screen

Worth a look:

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HiWe have an old Time desktop that is about 10 years old. It has been working fine but yesterday it froze on me and I had to switch it off by holding the on button on the tower and today it froze again and when I turned it back on I had a blue screen saying UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME and to check recently added hardware and software and to try to Diasble BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. It said go in using safe mode to disable options but when I try to get into safe mode it takes me back to the same blue screen. It's old and we were thinking of replacing it with a laptop soon but I would like to get into it once more to retrieve some files (that aren't backed up). Nothing vital but if I can get back in that would be good. I haven't loaded any new software or hardware recently, we have a desktop downstairs that we use the most. Please help.Thanks

Answer:Help Computer has died can't get past blue screen

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME Means Damaged Hard Drive or Corrupt MBR is this a Windows 98 Computer?

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Hi guys, basically the problem im having is that my computer freezes right at the login screen and I cant login at all. Before this happened my computer all the sudden started getting a bunch of pop-ups, so I tried to run Superanti-spyware but it seemed like some program was bugging it out so it wouldnt load. I tried to re-download it but it wouldn't let me access the page. I tried to run spy-bot and malware-bytes and my computer wont boot either of those up (due to some sort of infection I assume?). So now my computer wont boot into regular Windows XP at all. It will boot into Windows safe mode and so I tried running ad-aware the only spyware program that my computer would let boot up. It ran came up with multiple infections but it didn't fix my problem. I tried going into MSConfig and unchecking all the boot up programs and rebooting but to no avail my computer keeps freezing at the login screen. Please help!! Thanks!

Answer:Computer wont get past login screen.

If mbam won't install or runSome types of malware will disable MBAM and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it. Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file and change the .exe extension to .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr and then double-click on it to run.If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files, right-click on mbam.exe and change the .exe as noted above. Then double-click on it to run.

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Hi-thank you for allowing me to post.

I got a virus that redirected me to phony websites, and would not allow me to go to any real malaware or spyware removal website. My computer was then unable to run Super anti-spyware, which had been on my computer. I had a friend give me a usb drive with super Anti spyware and Malaware Bytes, I renamed it as I have seen you recommend. I had to reinstall super anti spyware and open in alternate start mode. That worked so I restarted my computer and tried to run Malaware in safe mode. That didn't work and I got a strange error message. All I had to do though, was uninstall and reinstall and then it worked (in regular start up mode) So I ran Super anti spyware and malaware at the same time. After they were both done malaware said it had removed certain problems, but that it was unable to remove other objects, but that I needed to restart my computer and it would remove them. Ever since I've been having this issue:
Trying to start in safe mode, safe mode with networking, or last known good configuration, I get to the screen where I should be able to click on a user name, but the screen just comes up with windows logo and won't go to the option where you click on the user name-it just stays stuck.

And at one point the computer just turned off by itself. I would like to send you the Malaware report but I cannot even log in to my computer. I do remember seeing various trojans on there.

Answer:Computer won't even allow me to get past Windows XP Login screen

Right now this appears to be a hardware issue. I am moving this to XP (correct me if this is not XP). I think you need to run SFC..When needed we can come here to Am I Infected and look at the logs.

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Yesterday a friend was on my computer and at one point i glanced and noticed while she had an internet window up, it was like the Start/task bar completely disappeared. When she minimized the window, all i could see was my wallpaper. No task bar, no icons, i tried the task manager and that didnt show either. I attempted to restart the computer and what happened was this:

The Intel screen with the option to press F2 for Bios appears.
After it disappears it continues to the Windows (XP) loading screen with the blue bar.
That is all fine and normal, except for the fact that after that windows loading screen, it does not go to the blue user login screen. Its black for a couple seconds then goes right back to the Intel screen.

My computer was very healthy, no viruses, never slow, i dont even have much on it.
Ive tried booting it but everytime it claims 'Boot failure, press any key to continue' repeatedly in white text on a black back.
I cannot even system restore because i cannot login to windows without that blue screen.

Also, occasionally a black screen with the same white text with come up saying,
"We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might caused this. etc etc."

Then gives me the options to try:
1) Safe Mode
2) Safe Mode with Networking
3) Safe Mode with Command Prompt
4) Last known good configuration
5) Start Windows Normally

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Answer:Computer won't go past Windows loading screen.

Hi Tetoh, Unfortunately this has been happening to alot of people lately. If you have a winXP disk, its a pain but you can fix it. I am going to give you a link with 10 ways to fix this problem. You might have to press F2 to enter your bios and change the boot order so that it boots the CD rom first so that you can run the XP cd and get to the repair console. Read this entire document before doing anything so you can see which option will work best for your situation. What seems to be happening is that the boot.ini file is somehow being corrupted and this is not allowing the computer to boot up. This link shows how to fix this by rebuilding the file. I'm not sure of your technical skills as you didn't say, or even if you have a win XP cd, but I will monitor this thread and check on you to see your progress first thing in the morning. If you are able to fix this issue with this link please let us know so that we can assist others and mark this thread solved using the quick tools located at the top of the thread. I hope this will help you.

Thank you

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So my computer has been working fine for the past days/weeks.

I had to install drivers for my digital camera on vista. I have two Harddrives, one running XP and the other running vista ultimate. I had to restart my computer and it will not get past the "winfast" screen. It will NOT let me do boot settings, or get into bios.

I can feel both harddrives moving, i have checked all the cables in the computer. I can't even boot from a CD with my XP recovery disk..

Any ideas?!

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does anyone know a way past the recovery prompt (USB pointing to itunes) on an ipod touch? i wont have access to a pc for a few more days. and surfing the net on my psp is a pain. any info would be helpful thanks

fwi my ipod isnt jailbroken. and the only solution i could find didnt work (holding power and home buttons for 10secs)

Answer:Any way past the iPod recovery screen without a computer?

Try this.

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my computer will not get past the start up blue screen

Answer:my computer will not get past the start up blue screen

Hi amielu, What model of PC do you have?What operating system?Did you make any changes to the PC prior to this issue occuring (changes such as installing new software or adding new hardware)?

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A few weeks ago I tried to clone my C drive to bigger hard drive using some third party software and it didn't work so I just went back to using my original hard drive. Ever since then my computer has had difficulty getting past the login screen. I type in my password and hit "enter" but it just sits there saying "Welcome" forever with the little rotating icon. It was doing this somewhat rarely but suddenly today I cannot get past the login screen at all. Suggestions?

Answer:Computer will not load past the login screen

Will it boot into "safe mode with Networking"? Turn on the computer tap F8 key a few times, should bring a black screen with menu options.

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My laptop suddenly won't get out of a blue screen I tried turning it off for hours and that didn't help

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Hello, I'm new here. Sorry for posing another thread but I couldn't find one similar enough to my question. Anyway, my laptop began moving incredibly slow last night, like the cursor would hardly move and it sounded like it was running extra hard. I turned it off and this morning it won't load past the start up screen. And still, the windows loading icon spins incredibly slow.

Eventually it goes to a black screen for some time, then the automatic repair icon appears, then "diagnosing your pc". It made it past that once and got to the advanced option screen but was moving so slowly that I couldn't click on anything.

Not really sure what to do! Anyone have an idea? Thank you!

Answer:Computer won't load past start up screen

It makes it all the way to the desktop but is still sluggish and then restarts automatically after a few minutes

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Good afternoon. My apologies if this thread is in the incorrect forum.

Here's the issue. I started up my desktop just fine today. No problems at all. I get online and go to a website, I forget which one. One I haven't been to before, for sure. As soon as I access the site, Kapersky starts flipping out about some rootkit virus. I start the virus scan and it notifies me that I need to reboot my computer, so naturally, I do so.

Upon restarting my computer, It goes to the screen asking for safemode and what not. I start it normally, and it goes to the XP splash screen. It loads for a few seconds, then restarts. Finding this rather frustrating, I restart it and choose safe mode with the same results.

I assume this is a boot sector error, so in order to try to reinstall the operating system, I insert the XP boot disk that I have. My computer allows me to attempt to boot from CD, but nothing happens, and it continues to the safe mode screen. I press F8 and choose disable automatic restart on system fail, and it comes up with a BSOD after the XP splash screen. It tells me I need to run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption and to restart. Since I cannot get to the command prompt, I am unable to comply. The error at the bottom of the screen is as follows.

Technical Information:

*** STOP: 0x00000024 (0x001902FE, 0xBA4EB380, 0xBA4AEB07C, 0x8AD54805)

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Answer:Computer does not boot past XP splash screen

Latest development...

I restarted and tried Debug mode and it started right up. Only issue so far is Daemon tools wouldn't start because of the Debug kernal or something like that. Is there anything I should do to prevent this problem from occuring in the future?

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I'm not sure if this is the right place or not.
I have a custom built computer (my brother built it), it's very lightly used, lately I've just been using it to upload photos and use photoshop. Anyway today MSI scan said there was a bios update available so I went through all the steps to download and install, it said the computer would restart. The computers screen went black (like it shut down) but the tower lights and fans stayed on. I thought maybe it was still doing something so I left it alone but after over an hour nothing had changed, I did a force shut down (holding the power button until it turned off) but now when I turn the computer back on it won't get past the MSI screen where it says to press del to run bios setup it f11 to run boot menu. I've tried pressing both but nothing happens. Also the computer doesn't have a cd drive so I can't repair with the bios disc or windows disc. Please help!

Answer:computer not loading past bios screen

Forgot to add, currently running windows 10 and the motherboard is an MSI a88xm-e45

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yesterday out of the blue my computer gets stuck on the splash screen, i turn on my computer and when i see its stuck in the splash screen i try to go into POST and see what was up, but i cant get out of the splash screen, and i cant go into safe mode or anything, i cant even go into BIOS. However, if i spam the hell out of the tab key when starting up my computer, it takes me into POST, if i wait untill the splash screen is on i never get into POST, but when i do it only gets to the point where it says, memory OK. the only thing i have considered so far was that maybe its related to my power source, as i just installed a new 7600 gt card and I still have a 350 watt power supply, probably not smart but it seemed to work. I havent tried anything hardware-wise yet and im looking for suggestions.

Answer:My computer cannot boot past the splash screen please help!

You have a hardware failure. It could be the "new" power supply, bad memory or a failing hard drive. If your motherboard has on-board video, remove the 7600GT and see if the system boots

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Hi, I have a Windows XP, and it doesn't work. I get the following options when I hit the power button
> Safe Mode
> Safe Mode w/ Networking
> Safe Mode w/ Command Prompt

> Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
> Start Windows Normally
(30-second timer down below)"

When I start windows normally, it keeps loading and loading, nothing happens.. Only the loading screen. When I press the Safe modes, I just get writings and it ends off with Mup.sys...Is there any way to fix this without replacing parts?!?!?Please help!

Answer:Computer won't load past the loading screen!


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I have been having probs with my comp keep freezing and going real slow [done full virus+spyware checks]so i decided to reinstall windows, it went thru the 1st part ok coppied all the files etc-saved config, then restarted, however thats when the problems started, it kept on restarting over a over, saying RESTARTING SETUP.. but setup would not begin, i tried taking out the windows disc, that didnt work i tried turning of the comp to try to restert it normally but it just kept restarting setup with nothing actually starting, so i tried changing the boot order, which is wher i compleatly screwed things up as now it will only go onto the 1st screen where it says press delete for setup, however nothing happens now when i press delete! i have even tried changing hard drives but the same happens, it goes to the 1st screen and stops, what have i done and how can i fix it? i have all my work on there which i need for Monday. please help

Answer:computer wont boot past 1st screen

Sounds like a motherboard or other hardware problem, which could be making it freeze. Unplug all drives and all PCI cards so all you have plugged in is the power supply, processor, memory and graphics card. Plug in the monitor and power lead and switch it on (you can leave everything else for now). If it freezes again, see if you can get hold of spare parts to try. If none of the spare parts work, it could be the motherboard. If it gets past the first screen with everything unplugged, plug everything back in one by one until you find the component that's causing it to freeze.To get your work back, plug the hard drive(s) into another computer and copy it off there. If you've reformatted the hard drive with the work on it, then it will have been deleted and you can try a recovery program to get it back (click here or click here).

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Alright so one i was about to stop using pc but i decided to eat first.. then i comeback my and i see my pc is already off then i started the pc again and all it does is it goes to screen where u can press f10, f11 and f12 but it wont go to logins so technically my pc wont go to logins and one more thing before the f button screen comes there comes black screen what says detective arrays so can someone please help me i know my english isnt good but if u cant understand tell me i can show by video

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My computer started having this issue today, when i got home I went to go on my computer and it was on one of the first loading screens where it shows the details of your HD, slave and master drives etc and on the bottom i believe it said "Internal system drive error... please insert system disk to continue"

after seeing that, i let my computer cool down a bit since it felt pretty warm to the touch inside (3 hours), but now when it boots up it asks to select a windows mode, which i choose last known configuration, and after it gets to the windows screen with the bar that signifies loading, the monitor shuts off for about 2-3 seconds then it begins to reboot all over again so it keeps repeating itself.

i have no idea what could be causing this problem, any advice would be great, would love to fix this as soon as i can :\

Answer:Computer won't load past windows screen

1) Try Safe Mode omong the options in the list that you see, If it fails than:
2) Put your bootable XP cd, boot from it, choose "new installation of winxp", While scanning your drive(s) setup will detect your current WinXP installation and will prompt you to repair. Choose Yes.
If this fails than:
3)Completely reformat your entire hard disk (or only boot partition) and install winxp on it, as you would do on new computer.

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As of a few hours ago my computer wont load past the splash screen.
My brother was playing Gunz and the graphics screwed up, never happened before. Nothing was responding so the only way i figured to use the computer was to shut it down and restart it. We held the button on the computer and it shut down. When we restarted a BSOD came up (sorry didnt write down the addresses) and it restarted again. Since then It wont start up. However safe mode is working, system restore doesn't want to work however.

I dont believe its hardware, maybe Graphics if anything.
Compaq has a setting to restore all to default, no cd.
Id rather not have 2 use it. But will if completely necessary....

Any help would be appreciated .
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Computer won't load past Splash Screen.

Fixed, It was the graphics card, Which is odd because it caused the Keyboard to not respond. Please Close.

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My dad purchased a computer about 2-3 years ago and it was working fine. After a while our router broke so we just put the computer in the garage with the rest of the junk. I was trying to make use of some of the parts so I took the hard drive, formatted it and used it as an external drive. I understand that there is no more OS left on the drive, so I popped in my Windows XP disc so I can install a new OS but I can't get it past the first screen. There is not even an option to get into the bios. I tried hitting all the F keys but its nothing, the computer won't get past the "eMachines" page. What could it be and what do you guys think I should do to resolve this problem?

I understand that emachines isn't the best computer in the world but it was only going to be used for basic internet surfing and word documents. Is there any way I could restore this computer or is it done?

Answer:I can't get my computer past the motherboard logo screen!


Have you tried to find a updated BIOS? Have you checked all the internal connections to make sure they are all snug?


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A while ago I was having a lot of problems with my personal computer so I decided to format it and delete everything using DBAN boot & nuke, however I did a secure format which wiped all the drives several times and afterwards I could not get the computer to boot from a CD. This is exactly the same problem that I had with my brother's computer after using DBAN on it so I was a bit stupid to attempt it on mine, however I had done it before on my computer with no adverse effects so I thought I was safe.

I checked all the HDD jumpers and BIOS settings, even bought a new HDD as I thought that may be the problem but it still wouldn't work. So in the end I just hooked the new HDD up to the general family computer and installed Windows XP onto it with that. This worked fine with no problems at all and Windows XP loaded with no problems. I then took the HDD back up to my room and re-connected it to my computer. I booted the computer up and it booted up to the loading screen and got no further. This is still the point I am stuck at now and I don't really know where to go from here.

Some background to the machine: I am using a Pentium 3 I believe, 200gb HDD, Asus Mobo, quite an old setup but and it's had problems such as this in the past (although not identical) and I've always managed to patch it up. I am buying a laptop for myself but I really want to fix this so I can give it to my bro for Christmas so any feedback will be greatly appreciated.



Answer:Computer won't boot past loading screen

It might be that the hard drive you took back to the computer in your room has problems loading drivers on another machine. If you originally installed XP on one machine and installed drivers for that machine, I would think once you try swapping the drive to another different computer that some devices would complain on the motherboard.

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