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Question: Windows Failing to Start

Alright.My brother's computer (an eMachines, from 2001) won't load Windows. When I press the power button, it displays the eMachines logo, then goes to a black screen with a little white blinking cursor under where text would be. Then it proceeds to the Windows loading screen, only to have the monitor read "No Power", and we start over at the logo screen. I CAN start the computer in Safe Mode by manually turning it off while Windows is loading (pressing F8 doesn't work...) and turning it back on. I've tried starting it with last known good configuration, and starting it normally. No good. System Restore doesn't make it work either.eMachines T1220/T1440Intel Celeron 1.2 GHz128 MB of RAM (we installed an extra 128 or 256 module a few years back, but it didn't recognize it...)20 GB HDDCouldn't tell you anything else about it. I'm told I may have to back up his files to disk, then use my restore disks. I'm running a virus scan through AVG in Safe Mode. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.EDIT:Running the AVG scan, I've found a Trojan:Trojan horse Flooder.AKEIt's in WINLOGON.EXE... which doesn't sound good. I think that's the part that loads Windows, if I'm not mistaken. h4x.SECOND EDIT:My bad. I found out it was a bug in AVG which thought that winlogon.exe was infected. Thanks.http://www.adwarereport.com/mt/archives/000325.html

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Preferred Solution: Windows Failing to Start

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Has anyone every encountered this problem with XP home

Sometimes, when I start or restart my machine. I get an error that reads something like:

Window's did not start properly.... a recent hardware or software problem might have caused this.

It gives me the option to "start windows normally" to start from the last know good configuration. Or to start it in safe mode.

I don't know what the problem could be.

Answer:Windows failing to start

is your pc custome built or manufactured, i have encountered this problem only once, when a faulty CD-ROM drive installed windows and skipped some important component files

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Hello,
 
5 hours ago my PC (Lenovo Y50, Windows 8.1) asked me for a restart (I guess for windows update or something), and i did.
Now the computer isn't turning on.
Also, Can't access safe mode
 
Tried:
- Startup repair that didn't do anything
- system restore that says it was completed successfully but it's still doesn't work (In system restore I had only 1 restore point)
- I can see my files through Kaspersky Rescue Disk so I guess the hardware is OK.
 
What can I do? please help
 
(BTW, sorry for posting on two different forums. i'm really hopeless)

Answer:Windows 8.1 failing to start

I posted a response here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/581788/windows-81-failing-to-start/#entry3752003

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Hi
It seems some others are having a similar problem but thought I had to start my own post?

Yesterday and this morning my pc refuses to boot initially. Sometimes it goes to the POST and stops there, sometimes to the windows 7 screen and stops there. I managed to start in safe mode but the only thing odd in there was 'C: was ok, A: (floppy) ok, D: was renamed 'F' and E: was ok (I have a TSSTcorp DVD drive and a Lite-On lightscribe drive).

Also, after the first few attempts to start, the recovery window opened and tried to repair and even gave the option to system restore but to no avail (on the reboot it froze again). I did notice on the top of the 'repair' window it said 'Windows 7 on 'D:' drive, which I thought was odd because obviously my operating system is on 'C:'!!

Eventually (and I hadn't done anything) my pc started up and now I have 'C:' 'A:' ' E:'........no D or F? At one point I did insert my W7 disk hoping to boot from it but on the black screen it said 'CD, no boot mgr found'. But thinking about that, if I had put it in the drive that now doesn't exist, that could have been the cause of that problem.

Sometimes the drawer seems tempremental on my TSSTcorp drive (the one that doesn't show up now), could this drive be causing the startup problem with my computer?? I can disconnect it but not sure if this would have anything to do with it.

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Answer:Windows 7 Failing to start

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I have had windows eight and Ubuntu 13.04 dual booting and working fine(using EasyBCD) I had created partition for Ubuntu of exactly 20GB. Some time later, after never using Ubuntu, I went into Window's partition tool and deleted my Ubuntu partition. It said it erased everything on it. I then added this 20GB onto my hardrive/windows8 partition. I also deleted easy BCD. Everything was going fine. I turned the computer off that night and this morning it said
'windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause' File:\NSTAutoNeoGrub1.mbr status: 0xc000000fI
I re-installed Ubuntu from a USB and all my data and Windows system files are there, but I am stuck running ubuntu. I believe all I need to do is find the 'windows8.exe' file and boot from that. Can someone please help here?
My error report for boot-repair is: Ubuntu Pastebin Also I tried updating grub using:

sudo update-grub, but:Generating grub.cfg ... Found linux image:
/boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-13-generic Found initrd image:
/boot/initrd.img-3.11.0-13-generic Found linux image:
/boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-12-generic Found initrd image:
/boot/initrd.img-3.11.0-12-generic Found memtest86+ image:
/boot/memtest86+.bin Found Windows 8 (loader) on /dev/sda1 Found
Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda2 Adding Aptosid
2010-02-keres-kde-lite-amd64-201009132215 on /dev/sda5 proc sysfs
none none none none udev devpts tmpfs none none none none system... Read more

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Hello,
 
5 hours ago my PC (Lenovo Y50, Windows 8.1) asked me for a restart (I guess for windows update or something), and i did.
Now the computer isn't turning on.
Also, Can't access safe mode
 
Tried:
- Startup repair that didn't do anything
- system restore that says it was completed successfully but it's still doesn't work (In system restore I had only 1 restore point)
- I can see my files through Kaspersky Rescue Disk so I guess the hardware is OK.
 
What can I do? please help

Answer:Windows 8.1 failing to start

There's not a whole bunch of options if the system won't boot to windows.
First off, if you can see the file - back them up to external media (a USB drive of some sort is usually the easiest way).

Then try (in this order):
- Startup repair
- System Restore
- DISM/SFC.EXE (I can't recall if these will run from the Command Prompt)
- Refresh
- Reset (wipes everything out!)

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Hi all!

Windows suddenly failed to start on my wife's computer. I tried a number of solutions, none of which seemed to work. I decided to reformat the drive and then reinstall Windows 7 again. After the reinstall, I am receiving the same message. I am not sure what to do now.

Can anyone here help me please?

Is it a hardware issue? Shall I try different RAM?

I set the BIOS for factory settings, and still no go.

I have a sneaky suspicion it might be the motherboard, but I am not sure and also I do not know how to run any tests on it.

Can someone help me know where to start please?

Thanks,

Soar

Answer:Windows 7 is failing to start

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Originally Posted by soarwitheagles


Hi all!

Windows suddenly failed to start on my wife's computer. I tried a number of solutions, none of which seemed to work. I decided to reformat the drive and then reinstall Windows 7 again. After the reinstall, I am receiving the same message. I am not sure what to do now.

Can anyone here help me please?

Is it a hardware issue? Shall I try different RAM?

I set the BIOS for factory settings, and still no go.

I have a sneaky suspicion it might be the motherboard, but I am not sure and also I do not know how to run any tests on it.

Can someone help me know where to start please?

Thanks,

Soar




What's the message you're receiving?

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After dowloading a norton removal tool for a virus, Windows is now failing to start. Startup repair does not fix it, I have tried several system restore points none of which work (error 0X8000ffff), and the last known configuration is not working either. I can get into the safe mode menu but when I try to go into safe mode I get the Windows failed to start. Does anyone have any ideas of what is wrong or how I can fix it. I would appreciate any help I can get. Thanks

Answer:Windows failing to start.

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have a look at this excellent tutorial.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Got a netbook that's been running Windows 7 for over 6 month no problem, today tried to boot up and no luck - black screen with the yellow bar running along the bottom for hours. Tried the startup repair which then gave me the chance to restore - picked this and same issue was running for hours with nothing happening. Now put Windows 7 on a USB and trying to repair though that but seems to be the same issue - any tips?
 

Answer:Windows 7 failing to start up

After 15-20 tries it started up, managed to backup the files I needed (family photos, work files etc) then tried to restart - same issue. Anyone have a suggestion before I format the drive and reinstall?
 

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im pretty sure that i have to erase my hard drive and re load everything on it but thought i would check to see if there is any possibe way to save everything and not do that.a couple of days ago i was running my virus scan to see if there was something that was causing my laptop to run very slow. the only thing dected was an adware infection that was listed as not a threat. i did not have the option to remove the file from my computer, only to quarantine or ignore the threat. so i decided to quarantine it thinking it would stop everything. so i clicked quarantine and got a message saying to windows needs to restart in order to complete operation. after the restart my computer booted up fine as usual. then as i clicked to check for updates for my antivirus software. this then brought up the mcafee home window which said several virus' had been dected. so i turned off my wireless connection and ran virus scan once more. after it was complete i deleted the infected files and restarted my computer. now here's the problem. i cant access anything on my computer. i turn it on and the screen loads up from the toshiba screen through xp loading. it then loads up my desktop with nothing on it and sits there until computer is shut down. so the only thing that shows up is the wall paper. the computer doest freeze because im am still able to ctrl+alt+del to shut down. so i re-boot and press f8. with f8 i have tried ever single option and nothing works. i have tried safe mode and... Read more

Answer:windows xp failing to start

One option would be to grab one of these:                                 This will allow you to remove the drive before formatting/reinstalling and hook it up as a slave drive in any desktop machine and copy/burn your important data...'Bout 8 Bucks at any PC store.

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Hi All
Rencently my pc woudnt start, and i had the boot error- plz insert disc. I burrowed the discs off my mate, and put it in. What i want to do is get all my music and photos onto disc, but im having trouble with the command thing.
U got two options, 1 is Restore xp, and the other is Boot to command prompt from cd rom.

i just want a command to boot xp, i tried this dskchk, and it gives me a series of numbers.

Thanks
 

Answer:Windows Xp- Failing To Start

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I recently upgraded my computer to windows 7, and with that came a full wipe (I was running XP before). Because of this, I need to redownload a lot of the programs I had before, but I've been running into a problem. The installers for programs all fail to start.

I can see them in the process menu of the task manager, but they get to a seemingly random memory usage and then just stops. the same program will always stop within about 5 K memory usage of where it stopped before. (ex. MapleStory always stops between 4713-4718, and another program always stopped at 1715-1720)

The only programs I can get to start are the ones I run from CDs. I did get google chrome downloaded and installed no problem.

I tried running in selective start up mode, but it didn't fix anything.

A major example of this is maplestory. I've tried multiple mirrors and the downloader from nexon but none work.

any help appreciated

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Laptop is not starting up properly. It keeps asking whether I want to repair the computer and eventually ends up with this message.

1 Insert Windows installation disk and restart

2 Choose language settings and click next

3 Click repair your computer

File:/windows/system32/ntkrnlpa.exe
status 0xc00000e9

Info: Windows failed to load because the kernel is missing or corrupt

I don't have a windows installation disc. Does anyone know whats wrong and what I need to do? I'm not very computer illiterate so if you could keep your reply simple I'd be most grateful. Its a compaq laptop presario V6000 running vista

Many thanks
 

Answer:Getting windows failing to start message

sorry I should hav esaid I'm not very computer literate. Illiterate is exactly what I am!
 

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I'll try and keep this to the point.

While attempting to fix an error with my RAM I reset my computers BIOS to the default values. After doing so, my computer fails to start. I realize I shouldn't have blindly reset my BIOS without any backup, but hey.

I've been attempting to reinstall Windows 7 from a USB flash drive, but whenever I try I get the error message "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" and get the option to find it on my machine. I googled this and it seems the problem is usually a bad install disk. I'm fairly sure the install I'm using is good.

I'm using Windows 7 64 bit and my motherboard is an ASUS M5A97 PRO running the ASUS UEFI BIOS Utility. Thankyou for taking the time to read this and I appreciate any help you're able to give.

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows 7 Failing to Start

Your USB flash drive may be missing some Windows files, you may need to rebuild it.
Boot into the Bios go to Boot Priority and make sure that USB is the First Boot Device. When you restart the computer, with the drive in, you should see the message. Press Any Key to Boot From USB, if the flash boots, and you start to load Windows but it fails, it is because there are files missing from the Windows Install, try rebuilding it again.

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H,
I have Windows 7 on my PC. I keep getting a message saying it has failed to start and Windows repair needs to be carried out. This happens every time and doesn't seem to find anything and turns the PC off once finished. Upon re-boot it starts up. However, none of the internet browsers work.
I also occasionally get a blue screen on start up saying computer not started to avoid damage.
I have re-installed windows but this has not helped.
Any ideas?
Thanks

Answer:Windows 7 failing to start correctly

Have you changed something lately added new hardware ? Try reseating the ram and run a disk check, it could be a ton of things.

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I shipped my PC overseas (and went through all the necessary details to get the power correct like setting the switch on the PSU to 230, which is the correct voltage), and the way I did it is I took it apart except for the PSU and the mother board which I left in the case, shipped the case in a box by itself, and shipped the parts in my suit case protected pretty well by all the clothes and such.

So, I booted up my PC installing only the video card and 1 stick of RAM, and it all worked fine (booted up normally, bios looked good).

After that, I plugged in the rest which included my hardrive, DVD drives, and 3 more sticks of RAM...

... but it didn't work. Before booting into windows, the start up screen said to restart the CPU frequency (everything looked like it was working though, it recognized my CPU, 3200 AMD, the 2000 mb of RAM, and the 120 gig hardrive). I didn't know what this meant at all, so I went into the BIOS, and chose to select the fail-safe settings. Before restarting, I checked the temperatures and frequency of the CPU (35, and 200 which was the lowest setting), and it looked normal to me, but then again I don't remember where they should be (never overclocked).

So I saved and rebooted.... this time the startup screen looked different, the layout was different (it said it recognised "1 CPUs" which I haven't noticed before)... and when it got to starting windows I got...

NOTHING. It just froze on a black screen. So I... Read more

Answer:Failing to start windows after moving

Just in case you set something wrong in bios i would clear cmos, unplug powersupply, remove mb battery, hold down on-off button for a few seconds, wait a few minutes. Put everything back an power up. ed
 

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When i start-up my computer, windows fails to open and a message 'Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility appears. Pressing F1 results to the same message re-appearing. Pressing F2 a screen with configuration set-up fields appears. please help point out where the problem is and how to solve it.
My computer is a Dell, BIOS Version A03, Intel Pentium 4: 1.80 GHz.
 

Answer:Windows Failing To Open On Start-up

It's a BIOS problem. If you see an option to load defaults, use that one and save.
 

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Hi. We are running a Dell L502x with Windows 7.

On start up it comes up with the Windows failed to start screen and then goes to launch start-up repair. It then goes to the start-up repair screen and starts searching for problems.

It continues on attempting repairs and then ends at "Windows cannot repair this computer automatically".

Any ideas please. I have attached a picture that came up on an alternative start-up.
 

Answer:Laptop failing to get past Windows start up.

Now attached.
 

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I'm running Windows XP 7 on a HP EliteBook 8440p laptopI installed three updates, including the latest Windows 7 Service Pack and now my computer will not start up again. The Startup Repair tool is detecting no errors. The system restore tool warns me that my diagnostic power is low and a restore can not be reversed. I ran a chk dsk and no errors were found and fixed there either. What can I do?
 

Answer:Start up keeps failing after installing Windows Updates

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I have a desktop that a friend of mine built for me a few years ago. It has a pirated copy of windows XP, so if I need to get advice elsewhere because of that, let me know. I have not had a major problem with the system until now. My friend has helped me with it when I have needed him, but I now live in a diff. City and it is harder. Anyway, here's the situation.

Since I am not very IT savvy, I am going to describe the startup as a series of screens.

Screen 1:
NVIDIA GeeForce4 MX 4000 VGA BIOS
Version 4.18.20.36.02w
Copyright(c) 1996-2003 NVIDIA Corp.
128.0 MB RAM

Screen 2:
American Megatrends Released 10/08/2003 AMI BIOS (c)2003
P4VT8 BIOS P1.10 ACPI Compliant BIOS
Intel(r) Celeron(r) CPU, 2.40GHz (100x24.0 CPUID.......
F2: Setup F11: Boot Menu ESC: Skip Memory Test
Auto Detecting........

Screen 3:
VIA Technologies, Inc. USA VT8237 Serial ATA RAID BIOS Setting Utility v2.01
Copyright(v) VIA Technologies, Inc., All Rights Reserved
Scanning Devices, Please wait...
Press <TAB> Key into User Window!_
Serial Ch_0 Master: no device
Serial Ch_1 Master: no device
"Beep"
Screen 4:
(Black screen with white text and a double white line border appears for only a split second)

Screen 5:
We are sorry, but Windows did not start successfully...

-Safemode
-Safemode with Networking
-Safemode with Command Prompt

-Last known Good Configuration
-Start Windows Normally

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Answer:Windows failing to start (normal or safe)

Just *bumping* this thread, hopefully someone can help me? If not, please let me know why.

Thanks

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My friend has an advent notebook and windows xp home edition is now failing to start, the error message says that it could be due to a software or hardware change and to insert disk into drive and reinstall windows. The disk did not come with the notebook so unable to do this. The only 2 options which come up on advent screen are to run set up or enter boot screen. Any ideas please?

Answer:windows failing to start on advent notebook

Sounds like the error you get with a failing or failed hard drive.

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Hi I have had my G550/2958-ACU for less than six months and it has crashed on me. I was on it one day and it just shut down. I started it back up the windows recovery system option came up with the option to restart windows normally or start windows repair launch (recommended) so I did the recommended and it went to a desktop screen with no icons then I tried the other. Needless to say since then I have received 2 sets of recovery disk that are not booting and it just keeps doing the same windows recovery system option. I am trying to avoid having to spend money on shipping it to Lenovo.  Can anyone help with this problem please. I am a college student and I am taking online classes, which everyone knows is hard to do when your computer is not running.

Answer:G550 WINDOWS IS FAILING TO START ERROR

Have you tried the One Key Recovery button to start it up?Should be able to restore from that. Or... With recovery disk in the dvd drive, press F12 on boot up toaccess a boot menu, choose to boot from dvd/optical drive. If that doesn't work, try to enter the bios setup (F2 key on boot)and change the boot order to dvd first.

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I am running Windows Vista (32-bit) and when I tried to open Google Chrome I got the message "The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the Event Log for more information". When I tried to open the Event Viewer from the start menu nothing happened. I subsequently discovered that the start menu appeared to be locked or frozen, as I couldn't click on anything. In order to use the start menu again I logged off via Ctrl+Alt+Del and got a message that said there were "too many other files in use by 16-bit programs".

I've worked around the Chrome issue by downloading it again off another browser (without uninstalling) and it appears to be ok. But I had a similar issue when Windows Update wasn't working and programs weren't opening and the start menu was subsequently locking.

I'm assuming there's some broader issue with my system given the issues I'm having opening certain programs/services from the start menu and it then becoming locked/unusable.

Has anyone had the same issues and is there a solution?

Thanks

Answer:Programs failing to start in Windows Vista

Hi and welcome to TSF have you run sfc /scannow or chkdsk
Run System File Checker (SFC) | a Tech-Recipes Tutorial
How to run chkdsk utility on vista | eHow UK

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Hi guys,I got weird problem for a week already,every time I try shutdown my pc I noticed shutdown time is increased,takes way too much time,and then when i start pc next time,after windows logo message my screen turns black,nothing there not even cursor,then I need restart it manually and run system repair(system repair need just to start then I restart it again and it boots normally),but when I let it go to end,I gets this message
 
The Windows Repair Problem SignatureProblem Event Name: Startup Repair OfflineProblem Signature 1: 6.1.7600.16385Problem Signature 2: 6.1.7600.16385Problem Signature 3: UnknownProblem Signature 4: 21200770Problem Signature 5: AutoFailoverProblem Signature 6: 4Problem Signature 7: BadDriverOS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1Locale ID: 1033
 
Also I noticed when I put my pc in sleep mode,and when I wake it up,my monitor doesn't seem to respond,led signal stays orange n don't turn blue,so I need restart pc again,I tried reinstall graphic card drivers but doesn't help....so if u got any way to help me I would appreciate it
 

Answer:Windows failing to start,System repair doesn't help

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Very similar to the situation posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic448339.htmlI have a 2 1/2 year old Asus Eee PC 1005PE, running Win 7 Starter. Gotta admit, this little netbook has been impressive and fits my needs pretty darn well. Until last week. I woke up one morning and it was locked up. Apparently, a Windows update had occured, it rebooted, and locked up. I got the 'Windows Failed to Start' and Startup Repair wasn't able to fix it, any of the eleventy-three billion times I tried it. After Googling the heck out of it, and finally finding this website, I hope ya'll can find the source of the issue.I finally got into the safe mode (wouldn't even give me the option for a while, it would just hang up, then attempt another reboot) and have managed to save most of my data, but I'd rather not have to reinstall everything.Per Sardonicus' post in March, I'll lay out what I've seen/done so far.The Windows Repair Problem Signature Problem Event Name: Startup Repair Offline Problem Signature 1: 6.1.7600.16385 Problem Signature 2: 6.1.7600.16385 Problem Signature 3: Unknown Problem Signature 4: 162 Problem Signature 5: AutoFailover Problem Signature 6: 1 Problem Signature 7: 0x7f OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1 Locale ID: 1033 I've rebooted it several times, ran \sfc scannow, chkdsk, and nothing has changed. Per JSntgRvr's guidance in the above thread, I downloaded and ran FRST. Log is below...Scan result o... Read more

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Basically, a friend came to me asking for help. He has an Aspire one d260 netbook and it randomly stopped working. I took a look at it and whenever I try and turn it on it says No bootable device- insert boot disk and press any key.

I've tried installing windows from a USB, and it doesn't show up the hardrive when selecting where to install windows.

I've tried accessing the bios too, but it's password protected (and my fool friend can't remember the password).

Also under the boot order options it only shows the USB that I'm trying to install windows off and "Network Boot: Atheros Boot agent". No signs of it showing the hardrive.

Any ideas on what to do?

Atm, I'm thinking the hardrive is somehow damaged. I tried doing chkdsk from repair command prompt but no luck

Answer:Windows failing to start/install- no hardrive showing

You can try to reinstall the HD to see if you can get it to make contact to be detected in BIOS. Otherwise you'll need to replace it, found easily enough by googling the model+ hard drive replacement. There should even be a video showing how to disassemble it to get to the hard drive.


Why someone would establish the extremely rare BIOS password and then forget it is baffling. Surely if one would know enough to create a BIOS password they would know that the PC would be worthless if it was forgotten. It could also be a stolen PC locked down by a business. Either way it will have to be reflashed if there's no password.

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I am running windows xp on a Acer aspire one netbook. No CD Rom drive.
When I turn my computer on, the Acer logo comes up as usual but then the screen goes black and message pops up:

Windows could not start because of an error in the software.
Please report this problem as:
Load needed DLLs for Kernel.
Please contact your support person to report this problem.

I hit enter and Acer logo pops up again like it is trying to start up but quickly retreats back to the error MSG. Please please any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated. I know i am no different from all others experiencing unfortunate computer problems and our computers are our lifelines these days. Meaning...I Need my computer BAD!

Thanks in advance for all help u can provide.
 

Answer:Windows failing to start up...gettin software error

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Okay, it had been a while since I formatted my hard drive and reinstalled windows so I did that and it was going fine until it randomly shut down on me. When it started up again, the Acer splash screen had strange pink lines going down it vertically and once past the Windows loading screen it would blue screen and then restart. This would happen continually until I tried it in safe mode and this allowed me on to Windows.

After that I tried to reinstall Windows again, managed to do so successfully and was able to acces normal mode Windows again but the pink lines were still on the BIOS splash screen. This time instead of crashing a while after being used normally it crashed straight after I installed the graphics card driver and returned to the blue screen loop again.

I'm now writing from safe mode of the second reinstall, does anyone know what this is? I can take a picture of the splash screen if that would help, but its literally just dashed pink lines going vertically down all across the screen.

My laptop is about 2.5 years old and its specs are:

Acer Aspire 7720G
Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.00GHz
2GB RAM
Nvidia Geforce 8400M GS Turbo
2 x 160GB HDD

I think this may be an issue with the graphics card but its causing Windows to fail to start so I thought I'd put it in here.
 

Answer:Windows 7 failing to start, strange lines on BIOS screen

Run hardware diagnostics on your laptop and report back with results. Let me know if you need help doing this although you should be able to hit either F8/F12 (F12 more likely) when the Acer splash screen appears to enter a menu that has a diagnostics utility listed.
 

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Question: Start ups Failing

Hi guys I'm having this error the "boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible ...oxc000000e"
Basically what is happening is the past week or 2 I have been getting the BSOD kernel data inpage error at random times during gaming. After some research I downloaded crystal disk info and found my HD is running at a peak of 66 celsius!
Well now at random it decides to not even start up and I now have the boot manager failure.
I have Taken my hd out and put it into my girlfriends Hp Touchsmart 310 and after running my system restore disk everything booted up fine so I've made the assumption my Hd is still alive but why is this happening? Is my Mobo acting up? I couldn't boot her Hd in my pc either. I'm confused at this point and have no experience prior to this type of problem. Also I figured this was the best place to post this, if not please move it thank you all

Note: I do not have my windows disk that's why I made my own off my girlfriends pc.
My pc is custom built.

Answer:Start ups Failing

Still need severe help I havnt found a solution yet. Only thing I've been offered is maybe my CMOS battery is dead. Does this look like a motherboard related issue even though my mobo logo shows before blackscreening to windows boot log or whatever?

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I have a Packard Bell PC that has stopped running. When you press the power button nothing happens, only a feint click from the power supply. I was told that the power supply might have failed but I bought a new one and it was the same. I did discover that if you removed the temperature sensor lead from the PSU to the PC then when I pressed the power button, the PSU came on and the CPU fan started to run. Nothing else though. As soon as I reconnected the lead - nothing. I also tried a different fan from an old PC but that didn't seem to make any difference. Can anyone help please??

Answer:PC failing to start

There may be a motherboard failure of some sort, but you can try a fundamental test since you are happy to open the case.Remove the power supply from the HD, the Floppy drive, and any CD device you have.Make sure the video card (if it is separate) is properly home and secure.Now switch on. (check the CPU fan and PSU fans are running.If you are lucky, the monitor should show something leading up to the point where it cannot load Windows "for a variety of no disk type reasons."If you get this far, the fault lies with one of the disconnected devices, and you can try re-connecting them one at a time starting with the HD.

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Hi, I have a Lenovo T61 Laptop on a docking station with an external monitor. Operating system is Windows XP.Last week the laptop shut down when electricity was cut. Afterwards I got it back running but since then it went to 'sleep' suddenly twice, and now it does no longer seem to be starting up.  Thanks in advance for all input here.Kind regards, Marian  Lenovo Thinkpad T61p Type 7661 - 20V.













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Answer:T61 failing to start up

Hi, With the info you posted I was able to confirm that your system has Intel graphics, so the common GPU problems are highly unlikely on this model. By the way, if you don't remove your serial number from the post, one of the forum mods will remove it. Since they have enough work to do already it would be kind of you to remove it yourself since it's a violation of forum rules. Since your failure happened right after a power outage my guess is you had a power surge that could have damaged some of the electronics, most likely the system board, but I'd try the following. 1. remove battery and ac power and press power button 10 times holding a few seconds each and 30 seconds on the last, then replace power and test. 2. remove hard drive and optical drive and see if you can get it to post. 3. remove ram, without any installed you should get beep codes when you attempt to start. If none you probably have a bad system board (assuming your power supply is working of course). If it does beep try installing the ram modules one at a time or substitute for known good ram. If it won't post no matter what you remove but there are signs of it getting power, then you probably have a bad system board. 





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Hello,
I have an Acer Aspire 5742 6824 with Window 7 on it.
Lately it's been having problems with starting up. A white dash will appear in the top left part of the screen and then the big Acer symbol will show up (Like usual) Then it will suddenly shut down. The shut down is only for a moment before it roars to life again and repeats the same process. I have no idea how long it would do it if I left it, but it just keep repeating. I have no idea how I'm stopping it either. I tried holding the power button, but that doesn't seem to work at all. Often I end up just clicking random buttons on my keyboard until it finally continues the start-up like normal. I then restart my computer. 
How do I fix this problem? 

Answer:Failing to start up

Can you boot into the Advanced Boot Options?
 
Immediately after pressing the power button start tapping the F8 key.  You will see a image similar to the one below.
 

 
Use the up or down key to navigate to Disable automatic restart on system failure and press Enter.
 
With the automatic restart disabled you should receive blue screen with a ***STOP: error similar to the one in the image below.
 

 
Copy the error exactly and include it in your next post.
 
If you are unable to boot into normal mode, go back to the Advanced Boot Options and click on Safe Mode with Networking.
 
Let us know what you find.

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i have a fairly new Vaio laptop with windows vista ultimate on it. one night my laptop froze up and ctrl+alt+Del didn't even bring up the task manager,the screen and everything on it was frozen nothing i tried worked so i turned it off with the power button and wen i started it up again it couldn't move pass the Microsoft corporation loading screen.i waited for a long time but nothing happened. it wouldn't even get to the log in screen. so i reluctantly turned it off with the power button again. this time it went to the start up repir screen and it couldn't repair the problem i've attempted 5 start up repairs and used the windows memory diagnostics tool 3 or 4 times and i still can't boot up my laptop fully
 

Answer:Failing to start up

By "start up repair" do you mean the Windows install disc repair utility?
 

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I am trying to re-work an old PC to work as a Media-PC, I have very low quality movies, and this isn't the issue, so don't tell me to get a proper computer to do it.

Its an Acer Aspire A60 (yes its 10-ish years old), and When I plug it in, it starts the normal start up proccess, before it can put anything onto my screen, it stops dead. Power button will do nothing, and its like the power has been cut.
Unplugging and re-plugging in straight away does nothing, requires a 15 second delay without power to try again. I have tried the ram, and it doesn't seem to be the issue. Power is cabled correctly, and everything else is in order.
Is it the power supply, and where is the cheapest option to replace it, considering I can't buy on internet (Don't ask), and there are some computer fairs here (In Newcastle Australia), over the next fortnight (2 weeks).

Answer:Failing to Start up

It could be a number of things. Have you cleaned out the dust lately? Are all the fans working? It could be overheating.

Does the computer Beep? If any component is bad it could short out the system. I mean any component from a dc/dvd drive to the video or cpu.

It could be a power supply issue or a problem with the power circuitry on the motherboard.

With a computer this old you may wind up spending more money trying to fix the problem than you would buying a new computer.

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Hello,

As probably many of you, I got asked to do updates last week or so, and I didn't switch off my computer since then as I've been reading here and there that there were problems occuring.

The thing is I thought of doing a backup before anything happens and today, a power cut occured, and it won't pass through the blue screen saying "Update failed, cancelling changes, don't switch off the computer".

I'm running Windows 7 Premium family edition. Has any of you experencied the same thing ? And if so, is there any way to get my files back ? I have too many important things to lose, any help would be gladly appreciated.
Thanks in advance

(CPU is Intel(R) CoreTM) i5-470k 3.40GHz, 8192 MB as memory size)

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I've recently had windows 10 installed, but unfortunately the start button keeps failing to operate. I am unable to put my PC into sleep mode or even switch off when this happens. So far it has always come back after a short while.
Could anyone please advise me on the nature of the problem.
 

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I am trying to install new software, and have plugged my device in, and it won't run... When I type on the autorun, it keeps going to notepad? I tried to find the EXE manually, but no dice... I may have disabled a service or something... so little help would be appreciated.

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Hi,At first the computer needes three o four tries to start. I pressed the start button and it goes a little and then become dead. It used to do that two o three times until it actually start. Then one day instead of starting it stay running but is unable to load anything at all. Black screen and three "bips" every few seconds. The fan is working. Any help?

Answer:Computer Failing to start

DUPLICATEPlease look for replies in the other post.

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Hi, I just finished building my new computer
My gpu is XFX R9 290x Radeon installed correctly fans react when computer is turned on
I'm having a problem starting the set up installation from the provided disc, it seems to not respond when I try to open it.

Does anyone know if this card is compatible with Windows 8?
If so is the set up application not responding because I need to find the correct driver online?

Any help would be really appreciated I'm new to windows 8 and the employee that sold me it told me they fixed there issue with Video card compatibility

-Maxx

Answer:GPU Set up application failing to start

Welcome to the forum!

I would download the latest drivers from here: Download Drivers

Would also advise updating to 8.1 as soon as you can. Would do it before you make a lot of system changes.

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Hi all.
I have a DELL Dimension XPS 420 that's failing to start up.
It gets to the second screen, ie past the first that has the dell logo and options of f2 and f12.
On the second screen, it tells me that my RAID-0 setup is normal and that both hdds are working. Extensive diagnostics detected no problems and i have tried unplugging and replugging my two dvd drives and two hdds. Not too confident about pulling anything else out, never built my own machine before. It has successfully booted once since the error first appeared and I have no idea why. I assumed something had fixed the problem and it was gone, but it returned after one restart and I can't get it to start up once again.
I am absolutely at a loss for how to deal with this. Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Dell XPS 420 failing to start

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I have FF as a start up item on an XP and also a new Vista PC. For some reason on the latter it fails to start up intermittently. I've googled it and found nothing to help. Any ideas anyone please?

Answer:Firefox failing to start

I would download it again and try reinstalling it. I don't use FF myself much and am back on XP I suppose FF is compatible with Vista is it?

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Hi,At first the computer needes three o four tries to start. I pressed the start button and it goes a little and then become dead. It used to do that two o three times until it actually start. Then one day instead of starting it stay running but is unable to load anything at all. Black screen and three "bips" every few seconds. The fan is working. Any help?

Answer:computer failing to start

I didn't install anything on it. It started to do the problem without warning. I have cheked the fan and works fine, also the posible loosen component. Everything seems fine. The motherboard was replaced one about 16 months ago and was working fine for at least a year.

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(A note to begin with, I've not had to troubleshoot a lot through forums, so if there are particular dumps/logs you need, please specify the full directory for a Windows 7 machine, thanks.)

Yesterday, I ran into some problems with my Adobe products, Photoshop, After Effects, etc. wherein the program would begin to load, the splash screen would appear, but the program would give the "x has stopped working" error message and close down. It would always occur when the splash screen showed "Initializing", near the end of the load. I ended up uninstalling CS6, installing the trial for their 2015 product, CC, and this showed the same problem. I contacted adobe and they were less than helpful.

I noticed that there were some other programs not opening. Namely a few games, and Blizzards Battle.net client. Again, a loading splash screen would appear, and during loading it would close down, except without an error message this time.

I decided to download MalwareBytes, but this wouldn't load either. I tried downloading MalwareBytes Chameleon, to try and end any processes that might prevent MalwareBytes from opening. It did open, but failed to fix it. I rebooted in safe mode, and both Battle.net and MalwareBytes opened fine, however MalwareBytes didnt find any threats. (Edit: Photoshop also worked in safe mode)

I reinstalled graphics drivers, which had no effect. I thought there may be corrupt windows files, so I used sfc /scannow to try and correct some ... Read more

Answer:Programs failing to start

Start->search EVENTVWR.MSC

in the Application Log, scroll for errors. The messages should give you insight to the problems
 

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I have a dell laptop and I was playing video games and it overheated and shut down. Now it says that windows failed to start every time when I start it. May I have some help?

Answer:Failing to start after overheating

Please post the make and model. I would recommend dusting out the computer to prevent another over heat. Heat is a computers enemy. Have you tried booting to safe mode?
 
Generally you can get to safe mode by tapping F8 many times after powering on the machine, this will bring up the boot menu options. Use your arrow keys to highlight safe mode with networking. From there you can try a restore point etc.

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The WWW, FTP and Mail servives are all failing to start with the error "the data area passed to a system call is too small". The only additional software is SQL Server 2000. Running IIS 5.0 and Windows Service Pack 2 and SQL Server Service Pack 2.
 

Answer:WWW server failing to start

Hiya and welcome

Have a look here:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q147/9/07.asp

Regards

eddie
 

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I was turning my computer on, when it just shutdown 3 seconds later. Like its making its progress then shutdown...Also the power button was a little pushed in farther than usual dont know if that has anything to do with it. Anyways it took me roughly 5 tries before the computer would start. Does this have anything to do with computer dieing? or maybe power supply isn't giving required power at start?

Answer:Computer is failing to start.

It could be the ps, system instability, hard drive issues, lots of things. Lets start with the power button. What do you mean it was pushed in further than usual? If it is getting stuck I can see it being in a powerdown loop.

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Hi, i have a acer aspire 5735z and its failing to start, it wont even let me reinstall it!!!

- i have windows 7 ultimate on it
 

Answer:Computer Failing To Start

Hi,
Can you explain exactly what you see on the screen when you try to boot.
How far does it get ?
 

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i have hp compac desk top. the HDD had small capacity so i decided to get another HDD with a bigger capacity. now, i installed the HDD and it worked well. when i was cleaning it i discovered that where the new HDD was put was not okay so i had to change the position.during the process i disconnected a lot of cables and the main fan on the body.after completing i reconnected everything. when i tried to start it could come on. i used a compressor to clean it. its a pentium 4 hp with windows xp and ddi cables. where could be the issue?

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I've had this issue a few days now and am trying to troubleshoot it. It's a Windows XP SP3 machine. A few days ago MSE stayed red on booting the PC. A restart fixed it. The next day it did this again and a restart did not fix it. I had Superantispyware installed as well and ran a full scan- 7 minutes into this scan MSE turns green. Full scan finds no malware anyway. Reboot and MSE works. This morning I ran the PC for an hour, things worked fine, shut down a bit then restarted and MSE failed to start. Reboot and still not working. Waited 10 minutes, it didn't come on, I had to uninstall MSE and reinstall the program, which now works.

I've only installed a few games recently, all gog.com downloads. A week or so ago right before this began I switched XP to classic mode. While I doubt it's the cause, could the switch to classic mode have caused a conflict?

I uninstalled SAS in case it was suddenly conflicting though it hasn't before.

I did some Google searching and found a suggestion to make sure 3 services were set to automatic start- RPC Locator, BITS and Windows Installer. 2 of the 3 were set to manual, I changed them to automatic. I haven't had MSE fail to start again after several reboots.

So what's the problem? Did SAS suddenly conflict? Did changing themes to classic cause an issue? As unlikely as it sounds could the games be a problem(most bundle DOSbox with them)? I've 100% ruled out malware as this PC isn't used much and I only install trusted programs and even so I... Read more

Answer:XP issue- MSE failing to start on PC boot

Farbar Recovery Scan Tool


32-bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool <==== Download Link

Drag the FRST.exe from the Downloads folder to your Desktop

Double click on FRST.exe

When the tool opens click Yes on the disclaimer window .

Press Scan button.


Please upload both logs in your reply.(FRST.txt and Addition.txt)

FRST.txt and Addition.txt will be on the Desktop

Farbar Service Scanner

Click here Farbar Service Scanner to DOWNLOAD

Place the file onto your desktop

Double click on FSS.exe

Place a check mark next to the following options
⬜ Internet Services
⬜ Windows Firewall
⬜ System Restore
⬜ Security Center
⬜ Windows Update
⬜ Windows Defender

Press the Scan button

Farbar Service Scanner will create a log, called FSS.txt, on the Desktop. Upload the FSS.txt with your reply

Upload a File
Click on the Go Advanced button under the Message box . Scroll down to Additional Options then click on Manage Attachments in the Attach Files sections . Click the Browse button locate the file then click on the Open button . In the Upload File from your Computer section click on the Upload button . Wait until it finishes uploading then close the window . Then click Submit Reply .

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I'm having problems with my new computer, which I built it myself.

Basically, my computer fails so start-up sometimes (My motherboard produces a long beeep sound. GPU not running at all, but the rest of the components seems to be running - eg. USB, Ethernet etc).

Also, it will sometimes freeze while running some basic programs which are not really RAM or GPU demanding such as web browsers.

Finally, BSOD whenever I'm running some graphically intensive games (which theoretically, my computer should be able to handle.)

I've ran memtest86 for each of my ram and there were no signs of any ram defunct. Therefore, I'm speculating that the problem is either the GPU, CPU or the Motherboard itself. However, I'm not sure which one should I change. I've attached my 3 dump files, all of which seems to point to different sources of error.

Below is the specs of my computer:





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Gigabyte H55M-USB3
Intel Core i3 CPU [email protected] GHz 3.06 GHz 4MB
4 GB DDR3 Ram (3.49 GB usable)
500 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive
450W Power Supply
Gigabyte GT 430 1GB PCI-E Graphic Card
Windows 7 Professional 32 bit OEM


By the way,





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Intel Core i3 CPU 4 MB Cache [email protected] GHz 3.06 GHz


So is my processor running at 3.07 GHz or 3.06 GHz?

Please help me with this issue as the main objective of my new computer is to be able to run some new games which my old computer couldn't handle. With this issue, I couldn't even tell the difference... Read more

Answer:Occasional failing to start up and BSOD

One video related, one a very unusual win login.

The video just needs the video driver re-installed using newest available.

The Login

If the error occurs during system startup, restart your computer, and press F8 at the character-based menu that displays the operating system choices. At the resulting Windows Advanced Options menu, choose the Last Known Good Configuration option. This option is most effective when only one driver or service is added at a time.

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Hi All,
My ATA center has stopped working after being functional for 3+ months.  The service tries to start and then stops repeatedly  The following error is occurring repeatedly in the log:
2017-09-14 19:12:08.7642 1884 674 21a234d4-0cfb-49d3-9ca9-f7f5fd3c693e Error [SourceAccountToSourceComputerRule+<GetItemsetsAsync>d__8] System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
   at async Microsoft.Tri.Center.Detection.Detectors.SourceAccountToSourceComputerRule.GetItemsetsAsync(?)
   at async Microsoft.Tri.Center.Detection.Detectors.BehavioralRule.GetCachedItemsetsAsync(?)
   at async Microsoft.Tri.Center.Detection.Detectors.BehavioralRule.RunAsync(?)
   at async Microsoft.Tri.Center.Detection.Detectors.AbnormalBehaviorDetector.BuildDataAsync(?)
   at async Microsoft.Tri.Center.Detection.Detectors.AbnormalBehaviorDetector.DetectAsync(?)
   at async Microsoft.Tri.Center.Detection.Detectors.Detector`4.<OnInitializeAsync>b__44_1[](?)
   at async Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.Blocks.BatchBlockWrapper`1.<>c__DisplayClass13_1.<-ctor>b__1[](?)

I followed the steps at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/advanced-threat-analytics/troubleshooting-service-startup, but they didn't help.  Any suggestions you could provide would be great.  Thanks so much!

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Hello everyone !I've seen this topic here before. I have almost the same problem. When I was on the internet last night my pc suddenly shut down.My PC does not trigger my monitor to start up when i press power on. I mean there is nothin on the screen.Can anyone help me? Is it possibly because of the power?

Answer:monitor failing to trigger at start up

and a little more about your set-up would be helpful.

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For the last two days I've scheduled my Disc Defragmenter to start at 2000 hours and on both occasions it hasn't started. I ran it manually to check and it was 2% fragmented and it completed successfully. I run Windows 7 and would appreciate anyone's help.

Answer:Scheduled defragment failing to start

W7 defrags automatically (unless it's broken)
You shouldn't need to be doing it

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Hello, I was told I should post a hijack log here for a problem I have been having with my pc, ever since a couple days ago my pc reboots its self after logging into windows with the error

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Aavmker4
FileDisk
Fips
NPPTNT
Processor

I was doing the 5 steps stuff, I scanned with spybot search and destroy, and adaware which found some stuff and removed it, then I scanned with the online panda one, and it found some more spyware and a hackingtool/rootkit.

http://www.electronicfiles.net/files...Activescan.txt


I know I just installed messenger plus before this happend, and I think think system mechanic, and ccleaner, I have uninstalled them since, after uninstalling messenger plus though the error was only Filedisk driver not loading, but now its all of them agian, I dunno anything about this stuff and its pretty frustrating -_-, could malware/spyware or the hacking tool thing stuff be the reason the start up drivers aren't loading? I dont have a windows xp CD, I know I use to to, but no idea where it would be now, my pc is kinda old, around 5 years or so, I can only be in safe mode now.

Its an emachines T1840
Celeron(R) CPU 1.80GHz 512mb ram

Windows XP Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2


Heres the hijack logfile.


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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:11:46 PM, on 2/14/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explor... Read more

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I've got a Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1AF which wont start, it stopped working a few weeks ago and i tried startup repair and things and nothing seemed to work it just kept loading up a black screen with a cursor but nothing else. After a bit more research i discovered how to restore it to factory settings by holding the 0 key etc. when i tried this it got to 54% and then the screen just went black and now it wont start up. it just comes up with:

- windows failed to start. a recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

file:\windows\system32\winload.exe
status:0xc000000e
Info: the selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

It also says insert your instalation disk but I didnt get one when i bought it.

What does this mean and how can i fix it? I tried the factory restore way and that just made it even worse.

Any help or advice would be highly appreciated

Answer:Satelite Pro L300-1AF is failing to start

Hi
> It also says insert your instalation disk but I didnt get one when i bought it.
That?s your first problem. This notebook model was delivered without recovery discs but preinstalled software that you can use to create recovery media. All this is clearly described in user?s manuals document.
Now your original Vista OS is gone. On this virtual way I cannot say for sure what the problem is but somehow I think the HDD is troublemaker.

What to do now? At first you need Windows installation disc for OS installation. Original Vista is not usable anymore so my advice for you is to obtain Win7 32bit installation disc and try to install it on your machine. Win7 is fully supported so there is no problem to install all necessary drivers, tools and utilities.

Set BIOS to default settings and try to install Win7. If the same problem occurs again and installation will be interrupted I?m afraid HDD is defective. If possible try to obtain other HDD for testing purposes.

You know you must play a bit with your machine now and find out what the problem is.

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I have got a problem with my old computer when I switch it on. It will boot up but the monitor does not light up. I have tried to use another monitor that I know works. Same thing happens but a message says that it is in sleep mode and to press any key on the keyboard , but after doing this nothing happens, it repeats the same sentence

Answer:monitor failing to trigger at start up

TRy booting to safe mode (F8 key after POST screen) and change the power saver settings.

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The only error message I see is one which says the computer may experience over clock failure. I don't think that is the problem since I have had this 3 years and didn't overclock it.
Power keeps going off suddenly. It is hard to get it to start now. Power supply maybe??
 

Answer:Power keeps failing and hard to start

Please post your full system specs, including make and model of power supply, the age of the system, any upgrades you have done recently, and the exact error message you are experiencing.
 

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Since I got home from school yesterday I've been getting some pop ups and random crap and also half the time my internet doesn't even work. Today I experienced my computer not even being able to get through the start ups and it would just restart after I got this error (it went too fast for me to read). Also when my computer is able to start I get these random prompts from my StartUp Monitor asking if I want to allow these random .dll files being able to be able to start on start up. Also most of the time my internet fails to even work, I'm connected to the internet but web pages won't load. The other computer connected to this network loads pages fine all the time so I know it just has to be something with my computer. I did a System Restore to a few days back to see if it would help and it barely did so I'm seeking help here now.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:57:23 PM, on 10/3/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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Answer:Random .dll's, Failing Internet, Can't Get Through Start Up

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Hey everyone...

My New Viao thats just 2 weeks old got the best of me. It currently has Vista business.

It all started when I was download a movie that required Via. I installed quick time and restarted the labtop. After logging in to desktop. i received "explorer has stopped working". i was not able to log on to my desktop from then on. when i would open the task manager to run explorer i would errors and i wasnt able to restart explorer.

i restarted the computer is safe mode with cmd. did a sfc scan.
it told me that it was 99% complete but it was not able to fix all the corrupted files. i then did a chkdsk scan, and re-did the sfc scan. same out come. i have the CBS log to see which files it couldn't fix.

Now every time i log on to desktop, everything starts failing,
"windows live mseeneger stopped working, "host process for windows services stopped working" , 'windows media player stopped working" my Internet explored disappeared and i get a "Iexplorer is not a valid win32 application". It cant install the drives when i insert a USB key. i even get the blue screen of death at times.

I did a system restore and it didnt help. i tried to repair windows through my vista cd, and it didnt detect anything ot repair. I'm really stumped on this. I do know that everything works in safe mode.

i have the file i got from System file checker, i didnt want to post it, theres alot of text!
 

Answer:Failing services/ Explorer/Programs on start up

I think my problem is similar - did you manage to fix this or can anybody help ?
 

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The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: 
bqirik
uezndl
 
found these in event logs
 

help please

Answer:Computer failing to start, freezing extremely often..don't know why

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and ... Read more

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Thanks to all who help on this forum!

Nearly one year ago, MSN Messenger stopped working for me (I think the latest version install resulted in a non-functional Messenger). Then IE7 would hang and prevent me from doing anything on the PC. I switched to Firefox--seemed fine. Then two things began happening recently (1) Firefox was really slow to startup, and now at times hangs at startup, (2) the PC in general is taking a long time to get responsive after startup (30 min to 1 hour). After that time passes, with all the tweaks I've applied, it's really fast!

I've tried these things:
Reinstalling IE7 and Messenger
Running Windows Update
Disabling or uninstalling any non-essential applications
Disabling non-essential Windows services
Running MalWareBytes Anti-Malware
Running chkdsk /f and /r
Running OTL, but I can't interpret the logs easily
Uninstalling Adobe AIR
Checked my App Event Viewer--I often see this at startup or around a time the PC hangs (but NOT this morning when it was still a slow startup):
Read of USN log for NTFS volume c: failed with error code 0xC000003E. Volume will remain offline until the Indexing Service (cisvc) is restarted.
I turned off Windows Indexing on C drive a few days ago and haven't seen this error since--but still have the slowness problem.
I also see this one in the Event Viewer at the time of PC shutdown:
Windows saved user WINDOWS-A7PGTHO\Owner registry while an application or service was still using the... Read more

Answer:Failing HD or malware? PC slow to start up for 30 min to 1 hour.

Just my observation...when the system has been tampered with and modified in such ways, I would just do a clean install of the O/S, after I had run the appropriate hard drive diagnostic.

Running the diagnostic will resolve any questions about the hard drive.

The best way to even begin to examine the possibility of malware...would be to move this thread to the Am I Infected forum.

Either of the two possibilities above...can produce any number of unwanted effects on a system, IMO.

Louis

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When booting up the laptop it goes to the windows loading screen then I am receiving the following message.  "Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer. This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external USB drive while the device is in use, or by faulty hardware such as a hard drive or CD-ROM drive that is failing. Make sure any removable storage is properly connected and then restart your computer. If you continue to receive this message, contact the hardware manufacture.    file: \boot\bcd   Status: 0xc00000e9   Info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred. " I have had no external USB device plugged in. i am basically wondering if any one can help me out with what I'm looking at here. Am I screwed? The computer is almost 4 years old so I am hesitant to put any money towards it. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Aspire 7551-5358 failing to start...?

OS? are you able to boot to safe mode, pressing F8 at boot?if so, select safe mode with command prompt andtry this commands:bootrec /fixmbrbootrec /fixbootbootrec /scanosbootrec /rebuildbcd

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In Event Viewer, Service Control Manager is regularly reporting that DgiVecp failing to start.

Internet searches have found nothing about DgiVecp(other than that it may be related to an esoteric Samsung printer, but the only Samsung device that I have ever installed on the PC is a memory stick).

I can find no drivers etc. on my hard drive that could relate to DgiVecp.

I have found a 4 registry keys that refer to DgiVecp:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_DGIVECP
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\DgiVecp
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_DGIVECP
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DgiVecp
I am reluctant simply to delete these keys, since I do not know what they are supposed to do, and I am far from an expert when it comes to registry issues.

On the other hand, I would be happy simply to disable the service, but I can see no reference in the Local Services to DgiVecp.

My questions are:

Does anyone know what DgiVecp might do?
Should I simply disable DgiVecp by changing a registry setting? (And, if so, how do I do this?) Or is there a better way to address the problem?
Any suggestions would be gratefully received.
 

Answer:Error due to DgiVecp service failing to start

http://www.file.net/process/dgivecp.sys.html
http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-159346.php
http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77637
http://www.file.net/process/dgivecp.sys.html
 

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Hello,

I recently decided to remove one of my hard drives for use in another PC.

Ever since removal I have not been able to boot back into Windows, I just get a black screen with a flashing _ in the left hand top corner.

I have tried Startup Repair and also manually rebuilding the MBR.

The partition status when I have a look at it with Acronis Disk Director is also marked as Active, System and Boot.

I did notice at the bottom of the startup repair diagnosis and repair log that I have attached to this post that is says "Boot status indicates that the OS booted successfully."

It would be a great if someone could help me with this problem, it's really starting to drive me nuts now.

Ben.

Answer:Start up failing after removal of second hard drive

As you removed your first HD Drive.



   Information
Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.
startup repair disc-create



Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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Hey there, lately my computer has been having these symtoms:

- Hanging while left on and not used
- Crashing Randomly, maybe 5 Minites into startup
- Failing to start with a black screen where i should reach the login screen but i dont
- Failing to start with the message "A Disk Read Error Has Occured"

The only way i have found around these problems, was taking the case off and disconnecting wires to the hard drive or the mother board and then putting them back in, even then i may have to restart it once or twice.

Please Assist

- Thankyou
 

Answer:Computer Hanging / Crashing / Failing to start

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Hi folks,

I think I'm infected or have a serious problem with my Vista OS.

I was logged on recently when I noticed my Avast was no longer running. Trying to enable the protection again failed (no message).
I tried manually starting the Avast service and it failed with the error 'Error 1075: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion'
I also noticed that I had no internet access and a whole bunch of other services failed to start (including Windows Firewall).
The next thing I tried was a system restore (as an update was done recently I used the one before that).
This got me back the internet but no firewall or avast.
I ran CCleaner (I know now that I should probably not have and asked for help first but I'm new to this kind of thing).
I tried Malwarebytes but it kept finding an object and then immediately crashed.
After reading many posts/topics I didn't find any common posts that would indicate that I could find a common solution and fix it myself.
Many posts recommended taking a few logs so I tried to run DDS and GMER. All crashed while running.
I then tried the Microsoft rootkit indentifier. This also gave a lot of problems. Blank screens, crashes but eventually told me that CMD.exe was causing a problem before crashing one more time.

Lastly I went into safe mode and was able to run DDS, GMER and Malwarebytes. For GMER I had to unclick devices for it to run (didn't like the shadow protect driver it seems).

I hav... Read more

Answer:Vista - Services/dependencies failing to start

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here.If you get crashes in normal mode,run it in safemode with networkingDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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My Lenovo was plugged into an outlet controlled by a light switch which over night someone turned off causing my battery to die. So the next morning I turned it on after letting it charge and only the key board lit up with a blank screen.  The fan turned on for a brief moment and stopped. The only response I get from the laptop is a beep when I uplug or plug in the AC adaptor.  I have removed the battery, held down the power, plugged theAC adaptor in started and got the same result. Even after plugging the battery back in.  I have also tried to plug it in to another monitor but the result is the same and the monitor doesn't register that the computer is on.  How can I get my computer back on without having to send it in to a lenovo repair center? 













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Answer:P400 Only black screen failing to start up.

Hi
 
Just try the below steps :-
 
1- Make sure the machine is off
2- Connect the AC adapter 
3- Hold the power button down for approx 15 sec 
 
Then check the mahcine and let me know 
 
Thanks
Alaa





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Hey everyone...

My New Viao thats just 2 weeks old got the best of. It currently have Vista business.

It all started when I was downloading a movie that required Quicktime. I installed quick time and restarted the labtop. After logging into desktop. i received "explorer has stopped working". i was not able to log on to my desktop from then on. when i would open the task manager i would recieve errors. i wasnt able to restart explorer.

i restarted the computer is safe mode with cmd. did a sfc scan.
it told me that it was 99% complete but it was not able to fix all the corrupted files. i then did a chkdsk scan, and re-did the sfc scan. same out come. i have the CBS log to see which files it couldn't fix.

Now every time i log onto desktop, everything starts failing,
"windows live mseeneger stopped working, "host process for windows services stopped working" , 'windows media player stopped working" my Internet explored disappeared and i get a "Iexploror is not a valid win32 application". It cant install the drivers when i insert a USB key. i even get the blue screen of death at times.

I did a system restore and it didnt help. i tried to repair windows through my vista cd, and it didnt detect anything ot repair. I'm really stumped on this. I do know that everything works in safe mode.

i have the file i got from System file checker, i didnt want to post it, theres alot of text!
 

Answer:Failing services/ Explorer/Programs on start up

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it was working alright but suddenly just jamed, the curser could not move, led light could not blink. then i did a force shut down using a power button. after some second, tried to switch it on but to my suprise, pc never booted, it only starts( i could see LED lights, fun whirling but the screen could not light up) and then after about 10 sec, it turns off. i tried to intall a different RAM but but it did the same. 

Answer:my laptop is failing to start, it shuts its self before boot...

Since it failed while running, it could have been a hardware failure.  It could be software, but since the screen does not come on, probably hardware.  Without the model number, not much better help can be given.  If it was me, I would try to get it to boot to a Linux Live CD to test if the hardware was indeed the problem.  Disconnect the hard drive or remove it, and then make the Linux CD on a working computer and then put it in the DVD/CD drive of this problem PC and try to boot to that.Since it came with Windows 8.1, it probably has UEIF BIOS.  Try tapping Esc or F10 as soon as try a start.  If that comes up, then change boot device to DVD/CD.

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Hello and Happy New Year!I'm having a wee bit of trouble with my Windows XP system and I'm hoping this particular problem will be an easy one to solve. (My unit: Dell XPS 600)Beginning in early November my computer began crashing. When checking my 'Event Log' there is an ERROR log around this time (or leading up to each crash) that reads:Source: Service Control ManagerCategory: NoneEven ID: 7026Description: The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: LbdnvraidTo make a long story sort of short, for the last two weeks I've been trying to research and troubleshoot the BSOD problems, which first lead me to a possible driver failure associated with my printer after sending the error report to Microsoft. I updated this and included many other "optional" updates to hardware and software. Soon after, I received new BSOD error messages, which led me to discover RAM failure using Microsoft Memory Diagnostics. I'm not certain that this problem was always the problem or was a result of the hardware/software driver failure the first BSOD screens pointed me to. I have since replaced both modules (going from 2 - 512modules to an upgrade of 2G). Now I currently do NOT have any BSOD problems (this is only day two) BUT now that I'm paying closer attention to the Event Log (because I'm not certain this fixed my bigger problem), I have noticed that the original ERROR is still occurring with each boot up.I'm concerned that ... Read more

Answer:System-start driver(s) failing to load

Lbd.sys is a Lavasoft Ad-Aware driver, while nvraid.sys is an nvidia raid driver.FWIW: If you adjust your viewing options, you can see the full file name, rather than just the first portion of it...as is reflected on your original post. Doing so makes it a lot easier to figure out what file is being referenced, since various types of files may possibly have the same initial portion of a given filename.http://www.fileinfo.com/help/windows-show-extensions.htmlThe error message either relates to installed drivers which need to be replaced...or they relate to items which have been removed from yur system but which have startup pointers.If Ad-Aware is currently installed...I suggest that you uninstall it...then reinstall it with a more current version from the Lavasoft website.If Ad-Aware is not currently installed...download/install AutoRuns for Windows - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx. Take a look at the Logon tab only.If you see anything on the list that relates to Ad-Aware or Lavasoft...disable it by removing the check mark.The nvraid.sys driver...are you running a RAID configuration?FWIW: I have an nVidia chipset on this system, but I don't have a nvraid.sys file installed and I don't use the RAID capability of the motherboard.So I would check the BIOS to see how yours is set up.LouisEdited to remove unintended comment.

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When my computer starts the Windows XP theme is replaced with the classic and after im signed in I have no internet connection and sometimes no audio. I checked my system logs and noticed a lot of services failed to start. When I go into services.msc a lot of the services set to automatic weren't running and WebClient is stuck in "stopping". When I start the themes service my xp theme returns and the same with Windows Audio. To regain internet access I have to go into task manager and end the svchost.exe process(es) under LOCAL SERVICE, then go into services.msc and first start DHCP Client and then WebClient. When online using internet explorer(8) once in a while a new window will open to a random site or advertisement. Once IE wouldn't connect and then just closed by itself. When I ran GMER i stopped my antivirus program and my firewall (i didnt receive any alerts) but I left IE running (three windows) and all turned white and froze, I tried opening task manager but it wouldn't open and when I hit ctrl + alt + delete only my background showed and my computer froze. I am running Avast! Antivirus protection and Sygate Personal Firewall on my computer. The AVG browser plugins are enabled in IE. I have Windows XP Pro SP3. It looks like the same problem that Tibasco is having.




Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:34:35 PM, on 6/2/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: No... Read more

Answer:Services failing to start(no internet, xp theme, sound ect...)

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It appears that you have two antivirus programs installed and running, avast! and AVG. While this may seem like better protection, they can actually conflict with one another and cause system instability or even system hangs. Please choose one to keep and uninstall the other via Add or Remove Programs in your Control Panel. I suggest uninstalling AVG.

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Hi, *trying* to fix my dad's laptop. He's been receiving BSODs the past couple of days, but I haven't been able to get the crash code, I'll try to add it later. I've attached the .zip with the crashlogs/system data.

Before the BSOD, he gets some errors in the event viewer, where:

The [EXAMPLE] service failed to start due to the following error:
The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

He gets about 10 errors over about 10, maybe 15 minutes.
The BSODs started on the 11/08/16. No new hardware has been installed, nor software.

Specs:
Dell Inspiron 5547
Intel Core i7 4510U
Windows 10 Home
8GB RAM
AMD Radeon R7 M265
Intel HD Graphics

Help appreciated! :)
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Answer:Many services in event viewer failing to start before BSOD.

Hi JMChanning,

Welcome to the 10forums

The services that failed to start mainly occured after resuming from a low power state like sleep, hibernate or a low battery.






The BSODs started on the 11/08/16. No new hardware has been installed, nor software.



Microsoft has released updates 2 days earlier, but depending on some things the updates may have been installed on the 10th.
Please check the file system for errors.


Diagnostics Test

 System File Check

Please try following:
Open an admin command promptCopy/paste "sfc /scannow" (without quotes) and press enterWhen it is finished reboot your systemOpen again an admin command promptEnter sfc/scannow again
If sfc/scannow says "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them" after the second SFC, please upload the cbs.log file located at %systemroot%\Logs\CBS\, if the file is too large try a 3rd party uploader like dropbox, onedrive, google drive, mediafire etc.
System File Check(SFC a.k.a. Windows Resource Protection) needs to have your system rebooted in order for sfc to try to fix the problems that it finds.

Make a photo of SFC and post it.


Unfortunately it seems that the last BSOD hasn't been recorded (properly) as the present dump is corrupted.
Please make sure your pc is configured for small dump files How to configure minidump | Windows 10 tutorial

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Acer 5741g, Windows 7 64 home premium, 4GB ram, Hitachi HTS5459b9a300 500GB hard drive, BIOS version 1.23

A few weeks ago, hard drive crashed, which i thought was due to it losing battery power during a windows update. I created a Windows recovery disk from a similar laptop, ultimately had to use a recovery from the reserved partition to get the computer operating - wouldn't do system restore, start-up repair wouldn't work, etc., then had issues with being able to apply Windows updates (Service Pack 1).

The hard drive crashed again, would get past BIOS and then sit with a blank screen. I could boot with the Windows recovery disk. It would not find an operating system to repair. At command prompt, it would not switch drives from x: to c: or d:, returning an I/O error.

After another boot attempt to the Recovery disk, went to "start-up repair" and it did seem to at least see the hard drive, since it indicated that it was repairing disk errors and the process could take over an hour, which of course is an understatement. Went to bed. This morn it indicated that it was finished, to restart the computer, and if it was fixed, it would start windows normally, if not, the repair was not successful.

So I restart the computer, and it starts cycling - get a flash of the BIOS screen, it thinks for a couple seconds, then shuts down and restarts! It will do that over and over. It is not allowing me to hit F2 even to get into the BIOS, seems to cycle too... Read more

Answer:Hard Drive Failing, Start-up Repair corrupted it more?

It's a pretty straight forward process for copying the files off of it using a SATA->USB connector. Just plug it in, hope the drive mounts, and copy the files off of it. The only problem would be is if the disc isn't recognized by Windows. Then you'll have to attempt to recover files from the drive in a different process. You could also boot the machine using a Live Linux cd and copy the files to an external drive.

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Please help...

My computer is Toshiba Satellite A215, with Windows XP home edition. I had Service Pack 2, but about a week ago, I updated to Service Pack 3. After installing Service Pack 3, the whole computer slowed down and started acting weird. The speaker started to make noise, it started to show error messages often, the internet does not work smoothly, spyware & virus search take 10 hour or more and never finish (it used to take only a few hours), etc.

So, I wanted to put the Service Pack 2 back to my computer. I tried uninstalling SP 3. But it failed uninstalling and I got a message says something like "couldn't uninstall SP3". I thought it might let me uninstall if I restart the computer and I tried to restart, and it never start again.

This blue screen with a message, something like "autochk program not found-autochk skipped" comes up and then it goes back to the Windows LOGO screen and keeps doing the same thing. I read about some similar problems, and tried a few things, like starting with safe mode or last setting that worked, etc, but they do not seem to work.

I do not have recovery CD for Windows XP. My computer came with Vista, but Vista was really heavy and did not work well, so I asked my friend who knows about computer to put XP in my computer. So, if I use the recovery CD, it will put the Vista back, which I do not want...

I do not have Windows XP CD either...

Please help me!!!

Thank you.
 

Answer:After failing uninstallation of Service Pack 3, my computer does not start

You will need an XP CD to do any type of repair. More importantly you will also need a valid windows XP licence Key.
 

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Lenovo y50 i7 geforce 860 non touch version.
Windows 8.1
 
Background
I have had mi notebook for about 1.5 months now. Since the beginning I have had problems with the drivers, having to reinstall the sound, mouse and bluetooth drivers. Ocasionally, the PC would fail to shut off, usually freezing while trying to close windows.
 
The problem:
Last wednesday, oct 14, I restarted my PC to install some windows updates. The install was not successful, after at least two hours of showing the message "Installing update 7 of 17. Please dont turn off your PC" (and yes it was update 7 of 17 all the time) I decided to turn the computer off. Afterwards the windows repair would start on my next boot up but It failed on several ocations to start windows. 
After unsuccessfully trying to restore the PC to its state before the windows update and failing to boot on safe mode I had to recover to the original windows image that came with the system (keeping my files but uninstallinge everything)
 
After the recovery I proceeded to install my olf programs and everything went ok until last night, oct 18, when again a windows update failed to finish. This time the Pc froze while restarting on the LENOVO logo. I left the computer like that all the night but it remained frozen. Tired I shut it off just to see that again windows repair would fail and the computer wouldnt boot.
 
Is this problem due to my PC not working, are the drivers the problem or is it windows update fault... Read more

Answer:Y50 - Computer wont start after failing update installation

Everything should work 100% with the OEM build and OS assuming its Win 8.1 64bit. If not its most likely a hardware problem. Drivers supplied even though older should work as they must have been certified for the build at Lenovo. Upgrading them may add enhancements and improved functionality. If the Computer is having problems now. Switching to a different OS complicates the diagnosis since Window 10 has plenty of trouble with these system (have you not read the tread you just posted within???) You need to call the tech support team and have them fix or repair your machine. This is a forum only.





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I seem to have a problem with NVIDIA NDIS IO Control Driver failing to start at boot up. I've not noticed as it hasn't done harm to the computer yet, but I noticed this error when I check on the event viewer. Now I've tried searching the internet for a possible solution but so far have not found one.

The description says The NVIDIA NDIS IO Control Driver failed to start due to the following error: The system could not find the file specified. I've check the file location in C:\WINDOWS\system32 and it is there but how does it not start?


The Help and Support Center has this as I check on a possible solution, but would like some sound advice from here. I'd be grateful for it.
Details
Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 7000
Source: Service Control Manager
Version: 5.2
Symbolic Name: EVENT_SERVICE_START_FAILED
Message: The %1 service failed to start due to the following error:
%2

Explanation
Service Control Manager (SCM) could not start the specified service, probably because the service is not configured correctly.


User Action
Do one or all of the following:

Review the error information displayed in the message.
Verify that the service password has not expired.
Verify that the service is in the correct location.
Verify that the service is not infected with a virus.
To display the WIN32_EXIT_CODE error that SCM encountered when trying to start the program, at the command prompt, type
sc query service name
The inform... Read more

Answer:NVIDIA NDIS IO Control Driver failing to start

How often does the error occur? If just on bootup - I'd suggest leaving it alone (since it's not hurting anything). Otherwise, I'd suggest downloading a fresh copy of the nVidia chipset drivers to see if that cures the problem.

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Answer:Computer issues; Slow to start + SATA HDD failing

The most important point first - backup everything on the drive.You don`t mention noises - are there any?Have you done a full malware check with an AV and several spyware products?There is also a post that may help click hereAnd before you throw the drive away it may be as well to look at the Seagate checklist click hereHope this helps.

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Answer:W500 failing to start ATI Catalys control center (CCC)

Make sure you have high performance graphics enabled via Lenovo power manager and in BIOS. If you're only using the Intel chip you will get a blank external monitor.

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Hi there
 
I'm having an issue where about 3/5 times my PC fails to start up properly, only the fans spin but hard drive does not start etc... no signal to monitor.
 
These are also accompanied by some crashes and freezes when the PC is actually started up, seems to be somesort of hardware failure/defect.
 
Can anyone suggest a good method in order to pin point what might be causing the failure to start?
Many thanks!
 
 
EDIT: Speccy screenshot
 
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/g6RcidYml50j8M2fDIkoH7D

Answer:PC Intermittently failing to start/boot - Win7-64bit

I see that you installed the operating system on the 14th of April.  Did you use the driver installation disc which came with the motherboard to install the drivers?
 
Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark only the following checkboxes:
 
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
 
Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.

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Before the BSOD, he gets some errors in the event viewer, where:

The [EXAMPLE] service failed to start due to the following error:
The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

He gets about 10 errors over about 10, maybe 15 minutes.
The BSODs started on the 11/08/16. No new hardware has been installed, nor software.

Specs:
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Intel Core i7 4510U
Windows 10 Home
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AMD Radeon R7 M265
Intel HD Graphics

Help appreciated! :)
DELL-INSPIRON-16_08_2016_103324_38.zip

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Answer:Solved: Random .dll's, internet slowing/failing, computer can't get through start up

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:22:27 PM, on 10/2/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Silicon Integrated Systems\SiSRaidPackage\SRaid.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI HYDRAVISION\HydraDM.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Gizmo Project\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\SchSvr\SchSvr.exe
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Answer:Why am I unable to open images in the photos app and many more apps are failing to start?

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Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3957 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152999 MB, Free - 15061 MB; D: Total - 151842 MB, Free - 23047 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, NSWAA
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

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1 I boot up my computer and try to log in. I get a user profile failed loggon message.

2 I google it and try to follow this guide

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215

3 I boot up in safe mode and everything just goes black and unresponsive. Been like it for about ten minutes now.
 

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Toshiba C55 series with a failing hard drive.

My first attempt was to clone the drives using my Acronis True Image 2015.
Formatted the new drive and placed in the PC. Old HD in a USB drive enclosure.
Booted from the TI "Bootable Rescue Media.."
As soon as it started to #3 it stopped "Clone operation failed...."
Messed with this a couple of times and decided to change approach.

Use System Image
Went to CP, File History, System Image Backup
As soon as I clicked on S..I..B.., I got the following:
"The resource loader cache doesn't have loaded MUI entry. (0x80073B01)" (Showing up top that its in "Backup and Restore (Windows 7))

I really don't care what method I use, (I have used both above many times).

Pete

Answer:Failing to replace failing laptop hard drive

Hi, it would help to clearly state what your objective is-
- to recover personal data
- to recover your Windows installation
- both

Is your failing drive partitioned?

How have you determined it is failing? Erratic behaviour? SMART parameters? Noise?

For example, I've had a case where my partition structure was lost, but the data and disk were ok, and I recovered the partition structure (MFT).

So I'll assume you primarily need to copy data off, rather than save your Windows installation. Why? If your disk is very unreliable I can't see you'll be able to do the latter.

Assuming you basically want to copy data off it with no guarantee everything is readable, trying to use disk imaging is inappropriate. Why? A failure to read whilst creating the image will render the whole image useless.

Connecting the disk as an external drive is fine. Question is, do you have access to another working PC? If not, you need either
a. a replacement hard disk for your existing PC and install Windows
b. a boot disk (not Acronis I'd say, unless it supports simple copying
(Free boot disks were available with BIOS, but it's harder if your PC uses UEFI - do some research on that)

So using (a or b) get a feel for what areas of your now external failing disk are readable, and copy them.
(There are tricks like putting it in a freezer (using a plastic bag to avoid condensation when you take it out)).

Once you have done that, think about examining your failing disk. Is it really failing?
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This really freaks me out because I have done some important work in the last month since my last backup that I do not want to lose.
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Answer:Failing hard drives and failing backups

Hi and welcome to TSF this might be of help Free Backup Software: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition - Overview

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Answer:Task Scheduler failing to start task with merged network locations

Try recreating the tasks. Sometimes task scheduler glitches. So, just try recreating and post again.

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if anyone could help i would be theroughly apreciative.
as for what some of my problems are.
Random blue screen of deaths. with what look's to be rainbow-ish screen tearing right before (video card issue?)
some program fail to start. or while starting Crash/crash while useing them.
some programs that have NEVER had issue's suddenly  become unusable due to above reasons even after sucessfull reinstall's.
*edit:1*
another issue though uncommon is Explorer.exe fails to work and needs to restart it's self.
 

Answer:Random Bsod's, programs failing to start/crash/bug crash etc

You need to replace the ram.

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Answer:Internet Explorer and Windows Live Messenger and Windows Media Player failing

There is a good chance you are still infected so if you haven't done so already go to our Virus & Malware Removal forum read the UPDATED 8 Step sticky, follow the steps as given and on that forum post with the required logs attached.
 

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Answer:AOL & Windows XP failing

Forget AOL . .

By far the most probematic ISP out there.

wrs
 

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