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Windows Vista computer, is stuck right now at "Shutting down..." screen

Question: Windows Vista computer, is stuck right now at "Shutting down..." screen

I don't want to hold the power button this time. What do I do? It is stuck at this screen.

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Answer: Windows Vista computer, is stuck right now at "Shutting down..." screen

Sounds like my old ME. That crap would either hang or bsod everytime i tried to shut down. If its stuck at shutting down, you'll probably have to just hard boot it.

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I've had this problem for 3 days now, and I'm frustrated beyond belief. Whenever I go to shut down my computer, I'm always stuck in "shutting down" or "restarting" with the circle loading animation playing below it. I'd leave it on throughout the whole day, and the computer would just never turn off, forcing me to hold the power button every time.

I need some solutions, because I've already tried a lot of things

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I've had this problem for 3 days now, and I'm frustrated beyond belief. Whenever I go to shut down my computer, I'm always stuck in "shutting down" or "restarting" with the circle loading animation playing below it. I'd leave it on throughout the whole day, and the computer would just never turn off, forcing me to hold the power button every time.

I need some solutions, because I've already tried a lot of things

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Hello,

Sorry for making a new thread, but it seems this subject needs one as it differs from others. So basicly when I ever try to shut down my computer it just gets stuck on the shutting down screen. I search through older threads and such and found a way to see if there is any errors at Even Viewer.

Few days ago I downloaded Nvidia beta driver for my GTX 560 Ti, graphic card, the version of the driver is 310.70. Now as it seems from Even Viewer it's causing the problem, there was an error with event id 1.

Details of the error: "The NVIDIA OpenGL driver detected a problem with the display
driver and is unable to continue. The application must close.

Error code: 3
Visit Support | NVIDIA for more information."

Althought Nvidia seems to be the one causing problem, for example yesterday my computer was again stuck on the shutting down screen but I can't see any errors regarding to Nvidia at Event Viewer or for any else application. Now I wonder if I should remove the driver and replace it with older stable one or do as done in the older problem which had the same kind of nvidia problem but there the guy just removed Nvidia service?

Thanks already!

Answer:Windows 7 - Stuck on "Shutting down screen" - Nvidia 110.70 beta drive

Welcome aboard, Kope.

Get rid of the beta driver, and use a known stable version. I recommend GeForce 306.23.Download and install Driver Fusion.
Reboot the computer in Advanced Boot Options, safe mode. Search Driver Fusion in your start menu, and remove all components of your nVidia display driver.
Boot normally now. Go to Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers, Drivers > Beta and Legacy; search there with your cards particulars for GeForce 306.23 Driver, dated 13.9.2012 and install it.
Let us know the results ... is the issue still there after making this change?

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Hello everyone!

I have a weird issue for a couple of weeks now. After a certain uptime, when restarting/shutting down, my notebook (aspire5920, windows7) gets stuck on the "shutting down" screen for minutes. It doesn't freeze, the hdd led blinks in every 2 seconds. This problem doesn't occur, when i start the shutdown process, immediately after windows logged me in (or at least a few minutes after it). I tried reinstalling it, checked the corresponding eventlogs (the strange thing here is, that the logs always say me, that shutdown took 8-10sec, so it seems logging is already stopped that time. I neither have antivirus software, nor firewall installed, only a few applications (mainly what the devices needs). I tried stopping some applications and services to start, that i suspected, but no luck. I also think, all device the drivers are the most common, that one can have. How could i find the root cause of these "hangs" with the lack of eventlogs? For me, it still seems, one of my device driver causes this, but i would need an assistance to get over it :)

Thanks for any help.

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Note: I can't take any screen shots because my problematic laptop won't even start up fully.

So as a bit of background, my 6-year-old Toshiba A505-S6005 laptop battery has been horrible for ages (as in my laptop MUST be plugged in at all times or else it will immediately spontaneously turn off without a proper shut-down. It also spontaneously turns off it it overheats or starts working too hard or something), so I don't use it very much - but it's where I keep all my music and movies, and I've been gradually transferring these files to other devices, which is why I still use it occasionally...

Anyway, 2 nights ago, I downloaded and installed updates, and after taking a while to install updates, it stayed on the "shutting down..." screen for a long time... And when I woke up the next morning, it was STILL on the "shutting down" screen - and it had been 8 hours by that point (I was actually very surprised that it hadn't spontaneously turned off overnight). So I did a force-turn-off because I thought it would start up ok.

Today, I turned on the computer figuring it would boot up ok. So we get to the start-up screen - it even spends a mere split second on the usual improper-shut-down-how-would-you-like-to-start-up screen (it usually spends 30 seconds on that screen) and it goes through "configuring updates," and this took a while, and then it went back to the "shutting down..." screen. And it was stuck there for about 20 minutes be... Read more

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I recently bought an external hard drive and usually i remember to unplug it before i start my computer, however this time i forgot. this caused my computer to go to the "starting windows' screen when i booted it up at which point it stayed stuck there until i restarted the pc. at that point it came up with f11 boot menu, f6 quick flash etc. then goes to a screen saying "launch startup repair (recommended) and "start windows normally". If i press start windows normally it just goes back to the starting windows screen and stays stuck there regardless of me removing the external HDD. If i press launch startup repair it say's "startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically" and comes up with error code "0x0" for all ltests it performs which include check for update, system disk test, disk failure diagnosis. Root cause found: bad hard disk. restoring my system to and earlier date has no effect, and when i open command prompt it shows X:\windows\system32> even though my system had no x drive prior to this event (external hdd is still unplugged at this point). Entering UEFI and changing boot priority between AHCI P0: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3AO and AHCI P2: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-222, the only 2 options, had no effect on anything i mentioned above. This has always been an issue with my computer and is not unique to the HDD, ive just always remembered to unplug any usb's. I looked up a lot of fixes on another pc and didn't have any luck, a... Read more

Answer:Computer stuck at "starting windows" screen

I'm 90% sure all i need to do is get my pc to boot from the D: Drive instead of X: Drive im just not sure how to go about that

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I have windows 7 Home. I restarted my computer to complete an automatic update. After doing so, My computer would remain on the "starting windows" screen for hours.

Overnight, It did load up. However, when it did the was a message at the bottom right hand side of my screen that read: "This version of windows in not genuine" right above the time and date. I also could not click on the start up menu or anything on the task bar. The sound also was not working. There was a red and white "x" by my volume icon.

I had to press the power button on my SONY Vaio (my laptop computer). I loaded from the restore option (this was an option when the computer loaded back up. The other option was to start windows normally.). It did a test and restarted and remained at the same starting windows screen.

I then loaded the computer in safe mode. I tried to restore my computer to a certain date in System restore, but it told me that I did not have a point to start from. I scanned for viruses and etc. and found 1 threat then deleted it.

I am now starting in safe mode with network to see if this allows me to connect to the internet and maybe allow me to do system restore. It's moving very slow right now.

Later today, I plan to obtain a Windows 7 disk to wipe it completely. I do not want to do this, but at this point I Don't Know what to do. Please help me of you have another option.

Thanks
A.J. Sellers

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Hi !

I have been facing this intermittent issue, over the past few months. Whenever I got stuck, after a couple of reboots/repair attempts, it would work fine.
Yesterday the same thing happened, and I tried to reboot but no luck. Following are the things I tried :-

1. Startup Repair attempted but failed.
2. Tried to boot into safe mode failed.
3. Tried several bootup options in F8, no luck.
4. Tried booting with win7 cd .
5. Even tried to install a fresh win7 but blank screen.

Really out of solutions. Please help.
System is a Samsung laptop.
i3, 4 gb ram

rgds
 

Answer:Computer is stuck on "Startig Windows" screen

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I am running Windows 8 64 bit

Apparently I scanned my system using full system scan (AVAST) and left my computer on thinking it would take for many hours. When I came back, my computer automatically shutdown because it was left standby for about 4 hours. I don't know if the scan was finished. When I try to boot, the screen gets stuck on "please wait" screen or "configuring windows. Do not turn off your computer".

I already tried going to System Recovery Options screen, then going to Troubleshoot, then Advanced Options, but I tried everything there and still the issue persists even when I tried to boot in safe mode. I tried going to command prompt, and type sfc/ scannow but it says it can't scan right now. I also tried chkdsk / R but it says the same. I don't know how to run cmd as administrator from the System Recovery Options.

So now I tried to use system restore but I am stuck to the windows logo for about 1 and half hour. I don't know if I should wait for this or it is already stuck. In other forums I read, they used system restore with only the "C:" disk group connected. Should I also do this?

I am thinking to remove AVAST or somehow disable it.

Please help me.

Answer:[SOLVED] Stuck on "Please wait" screen or "Configuring windows. Do not turn off your

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Do you have your Windows 8 CD?

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Since yesterday, for no apparent reason, Windows XP doesn't want to shut my computer down. It gets all the way to the "Windows is Shutting Down" message, and just hangs there. No error messages or anything. If I hit the power button real quick it shuts right down, and again no errors on start up. Any common issues that can cause this???

Answer:stuck on "Windows is Shutting Down"

You install SP2? There are alot of sympton to why it would hang but installing the lastest patch should help.

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Hi,

I have read the other posts regarding this issue, however, nothing seems to have helped.

I am using boot camp on my Aluminum Macbook running Windows 7. Whenever I need to shut down or restart, the computer hangs on "shutting down" endlessly. The only way to shut down is a force shut down.

I have tried booting into safe mode and testing if shut down works. No problems there.

I then read a fix which said to try a clean boot, which I did too, but the problem persists.

I don't know what to test/do next. Does anyone have the same problem or know of a solution? I need to install a program which requires a soft restart (without force shutting down).

Thanks!
Adam.

Answer:Windows 7 - Stuck on "Shutting Down".

  
Quote: Originally Posted by shmootz


Hi,

I have read the other posts regarding this issue, however, nothing seems to have helped.

I am using boot camp on my Aluminum Macbook running Windows 7. Whenever I need to shut down or restart, the computer hangs on "shutting down" endlessly. The only way to shut down is a force shut down.

I have tried booting into safe mode and testing if shut down works. No problems there.

I then read a fix which said to try a clean boot, which I did too, but the problem persists.

I don't know what to test/do next. Does anyone have the same problem or know of a solution? I need to install a program which requires a soft restart (without force shutting down).

Thanks!
Adam.


Adam

I dont know how much help you are going to get. I wonder if some services are not shutting down in win 7. if that is the case win 7 will never shut down.

Suggest you look in Event viewer (type eventvwr in search) go to the windows log>application tab and look for critical errors. They have red in the left hand column. Look for errors that contain app hang, app crash, etc.

When you find them note the event ID and source codes and let us know what they are.

Ken

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Yesterday I turned on my laptop which came preloaded with Vista and it popped up the black screen that says, "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause." Then it gives me the option to launch the startup repair or boot windows normally.

If I try to boot Windows normally, it just gives a microsecond view of a blue screen then it puts me right back where I started.

If I try the startup repair, it tries running for a minute, then it says, "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically," and gives me the option to send or not send the info to Microsoft.

This system is used for my business and I'm pretty dependent on it.
Any suggestions for how to proceed on this would be VERY appreciated!!

-tb

p.s. regarding the computer's message about new hardware or software, I have not installed anything new on it for some time. Don't know if that's helpful info or not.
 

Answer:Vista is stuck in "Startup repair/blue screen" loop

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Hello there fellow vista users,
Here's my painful vista installation scenario:

Booting from DVD"Windows is loading files... (white progress bar) (takes ~1 minute)Blue/green vista background (HDD and DVD drives are active) (takes 20 minutes for the next screen)I get to select languages, then click on "install now"Next I get a "please wait..." screen (HDD and DVD drives are active) (takes 40 minutes for the next screen)If I'm "lucky" I get this next - "A required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing" pop-up and that's as far as I was able to go
The same happens with Windows 7, the screens differ a little, and I think the waiting times between these screens a even longer, but it's the same deal
Windows XP installs fast and without an errors

What I've tried so far:

Updated BIOSTried different settings in BIOSTried different RAMSwitched DVD drive to slave/masterBunch of other desperate stuff Updated the DVD drive firmware to the most recentChecked with Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor (no issues found)
My specs are in my profile, if you need more information on the matter, please ask
Thanks in advance

Answer:Cannot install Vista, stuck on "please wait" screen

First try running the free Windows 7 upgrade advisor located here: Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta

If you've got XP installed, also run the free Vista upgrade advisor located here: Download details: Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

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I have Acer laptop Win7 Pro x64 SP1. When I try to shut down or restart my system it gets stuck at either "logging off" stage or sometimes it gets past that but hangs up on "shutting down". I've let them run for over an hour & nothing happens. I have to hold down the Power button to turn off machine. Upon reboot the system say there was a problem during shut down do you want
to "restart normally" "safe mode" etc.. Now when I go into safe mode I can close down no problem. I have tried "boot to last known good config" doesn't help. I don't think there was a "restore point" made to go back to. Why is this happening & how can I fix it.
Thanks!

Answer:PC gets stuck during "Logging off" & "Shutting down".

If safe mode doesn't have that problem it will most likely be a bad or incompatible third-party device driver that's causing it, since safe mode doesn't load any third-party drivers.

Typically the bad driver will be the one that was installed last, just before the problem was first noticed.

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Hi.

I accidentally pulled the plug out of my computer when it was in the middle of shutting down. Now that I've tried to reboot it, I get a screen saying:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode With Networking
Safe Mode With Command Prompt
Last Known Good Configuration
Start Windows Normally

Whenever I click on any of the options above, I always ends up back at the same screen, suggest the above options again. I've tried rebooting I again a few times but nothing works?

Any ideas?
Thanks.
 

Answer:Stuck on "Safe Mode"/"Last Known Good Configuration" Screen

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For a long time I have used the "projection" option on my HP laptop computer and have used an external monitor instead of the laptop's screen. Recently, I tried using the laptop's screen but found that the image produced is only a gray screen. Sometimes the image changes to a gray screen with lines showing. However, when I try using the external monitor the correct images are produced. I would like to be able to use the laptop's screen whenever I need to such as when I take my computer with me. Does anybody know how to resolve this issue? Any and all suggestions are welcome.
 

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When I turned on my computer today, it was going through it's normal processes, although it "stuck" on the screen that says "Platinum".

I built my computer. It has:
MSI K8N NEO motherboard
AMD 64 3200+
6600 GT

Does anyone have an idea of what's wrong? Thanks.

Answer:Computer not booting: stuck on "Platinum Screen"

platinum screen?

is it a heat issue? (check if the heatsink is properly seated/has goo)

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I have this X53U Asus laptop running win7 home premium x64. I have a problem when I reboot the laptop after installing the windows updates. Everything is fine, the "configuring windows update.. 30%" message is fine.. but right after the shutting down message is done, the laptop goes into a "fans still spinning, power button light is lit, but nothing on screen" phase. To get out of that phase i have to force it to shut down, holding the power button. When i boot up after that, the windows updates are successful.

Did this happened to someone here?

I'll provide infos on demand.

Thanks!

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Hello,

During the last six months, my laptop has been working fine.
Nevertheless, during this period, the following issue happened twice when I shut down the system : the blue screen "Windows is shutting down" last forever and I had to force manually the operational system to shut down.
I scanned the windows XP pro Sp3 operational system installed on my laptop with KIS ("paranoid" setup) and MBAM and nothing was detected.
I am suspecting a program has not been ended correctly and this probably caused the blue screen "Windows is shutting down" to last forever.

Please, I would like to ask if it exists a solution, a tool than can solve the blue screen "Windows is shutting down" lasting forever?

Do you think my operational system has been damaged when I forced manually it to shut down? If yes, does it exist a tool to fix this operational system?

Regards,

John
 

Answer:The Blue Screen "windows Is Shutting Down" Last Forever

Can you try to download the program BlueScreen with the link below and run the scan then post the scan results?
Someone here should be able to read the crash dump folder and maybe see what is causing the BlueScreens.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/bluescreenview.html
 

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I was looking at the inside of my gf's computer and when I put it back together it wont boot past the "bios" screen with the energy star logo thing. Did I fry something when I had it open and was looking at it? I grounded myself and was sitting in the chair with my feet flat on the ground.  Any ideas on what to check or what might be fried?ThanksJon

Answer:Computer stuck on "bios" screen

did you knock the graphics card?...you could take the cmos battery out..for five mins..

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I have a Toshiba L305-5955, given to me new in 2009. It is running Windows Vista Home Basic, SP2. I have used Norton Antivirus on it since I got it for Xmas.. It has just started this problem, where it "hangs up" when shutting down. The only way I can shut my laptop down, is to pull the battery. It has a 140G HD, which has only about 14G of space left. I am slowly removing pictures, videos, etc and transferring them to a Toshiba or Passport portable HD. I have already done disk defrag thinking I have left gaps when moving stuff and disk cleanup which freed up 2.5G of space. Norton had not shown any viruses.. I don't want to pull the battery to shut it down to put my laptop away. My home desktop system is back with with new HD now, and I really don't need my laptop.

What should be the next step, if I do pull the battery and restart my laptop? When I have done that, I get the typical Windows black screen stating that "Windows did not shut down properly". I select the option to restart Windows normally and the laptop runs just fine...

Thanks, Lori
 

Answer:Toshiba L305-S5955 stuck in "shutting down" mode

the reason for using the shutdown button or command is to allow the processes to end gracefully, in other words, to write all the save data to disk and stop services, rather than just kill the power. when you lose power suddenly, all sorts of bad things can happen. some background: every time a computer powers up and down, it reads and writes data from the hard drive. sometimes, the data (nothing more than ones and zeroes) can get switched, a one turns into a zero or vice versa. this happens all the time, but mostly it corrects itself with things like check bits and error correction algorithms. when enough of them in the right place get switched, you can have corruption of the data. sometimes, the user profile gets corrupted and things start acting funny.

this is where i am going with this, it's always better to have a good understanding of the mechanics behind the operation. the first thing i would try is to add another user account. more background: you should have two user accounts on a computer, an admin account and a standard user account. you should always log into the standard account and turn your uac all the way up. this prevents 90% of the malware and viruses if you pay attention to what you are doing. malware ony runs with the permission of the logged in user, if you have to have a password for installing something, so does the malware. it's not perfect, but it goes a long way.

so, create a standard user account, then work in that and see if it helps.... Read more

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Hi all,

Sorry to repeat a question I see a lot of instances of, but none of those seem to be addressing my problem correctly.

I have not done anything new to my computer in recent days, so this problem has caught me off guard (I see most instances of this problem come after upgrading to Windows 7, I have had Win 7 installed for a while now).

Here is a summary of my problem:
1) My computer recently got stuck on the "Starting Windows Screen." So I manually held the power button to reboot.
2) On reboot, it said there was a need to run a startup repair, which I did. Everything checked fine, except for the last one which said "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted," which it claimed to have successfully fixed.
3) After rebooting from repair, the system gets stuck on "Starting Windows Screen" for a good 10-15 minutes, after which it runs a registry check. After it completes that I get hopeful -- but the screen then gets stuck on an all black screen with just the mouse cursor and nothing more.
4) Additional note: Attempting to start the computer on "safe mode" leads safe mode startup to become stalled on "DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS"
5) The lastest attempt to repair yielded this message: "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
Problem event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
02: 6.1.7600.16385
03: uknown
04: 21201099
05" AutoFailover
06: 2
07: Corrupt Volume
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Answer:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

3. If neither of those work, its likely that because of the fact that when windows is repairing itself, it is generally putting copies of its system files in the same physical location on your disk. Because your disk is obviously not completely dead, ie....its still loading to the windows 7 startup screen, its just copying files to the bad sectors on your hard drive and gets stuck when loading. This is especially my guess because you said Safe mode is having same problems, even after attempting to repair. In the past, I've tried and salvage a disk by reformatting it and only leaving on partitions which do not contain the bad clusters. This takes some time, and some guess work.....and really this is only a "bandaid" fix because once the disk has bad clusters, its only a matter of time before these things give out. You wouldn't want to trust your important data on it anyways....

I hope this leads you in ... Read more

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Hi.
Just as the title suggests. After i press restart, it's stuck at "shutting down" for about 10 minutes (looks idle), and then there's a momentary BSOD and a restart. After it restarts, it gives me the option to start windows normally or in a safe mode.

My OS is W7 64 bit.
Quad core 2.5GHZ
Gforce 560 2GB
4 GB RAM

Thanks!

Answer:Stuck at "shutting down" after i press restart/shut down.

We need the .dmp files from a:\firefox downloads\

You should really have them set to save in the default location...

Dump Files - Upload to SevenForums

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Aloha,
I drive a WXPPro SP3 machine for video editing. Its part of a home network and the other machines on the network are 2 PC;s, a HP Printer and a Netgear 4TB NAS.
On shutdown the power down hangs/freezes in "windows is shutting down"
I'm getting the following message repeatedly and after reading much in this forum have concluded that this might be the source of my problem.:-o
RAID sync finished on volume C. The volume is now fully redundant.
What action should I take to clear the message and hopefully rid the shutdown freeze.:confused
Many thanks for your help...don
 

Answer:Computer hangs/freezes in "windows is shutting down"

Hi Don.
Your post started on another thread - one of mine.
The problem I found was with my onboard video (or so it seems). Perhaps you should try another video card, as one option.
 

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At first I completed the download and than waited for around 3 hours for "preparing for installation" and than when i again started the updating after the restart it is showing "checking for update" from past an hour.
What should i do?

Answer:Why does windows to update stuck at "checking for updates" and "preparing for installation" ?

The OS is probably missing some updates during the upgrade process. Be patient and let the process work on its own.

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Hi all, this really wierd bug just happened and not sure what to do. My homepage is stuck at "http:///" and can't change it no matter what. The other problem is no matter what page I visit, there is no "windows internet explorer" in the title bar.I'm not sure if this is a virus or just a bug. I had IE 6 with this problem then upgraded to 7 hoping for this problem to disappear with no luck.Any help would be highly appreciated.Thank you

Answer:home page stuck at "http:///" and can't see "windows internet explorer" in bar

Will Firefox work OK?

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I now formatted my hard drive and installing windows vista ultimate. I thought it was stuck on the screen that says that it was checking windows performance so i did an improper shutdown anf reinstalled it again. Now its stuck on thr screen and its been like 2 hours already. There is a green progress bar i think, but its less than 5% and its been stuck there since who knows when.

Answer:vista install stuck at "please wait while windows checks your computers performance"

Okay? You did a improper shut down while the HDD was in motion. You then proceeded to overwrite that area again and now you are complaining? You possibly have corrupted your HDD. Since it hasnt fully installed you cant do a chkdsk but i think that what happened.

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Hello,

I am having a huge problem with my this PC:

PC name is Acer
OS: Windows 7 Home Prmium
CPU: AMD A10 5700 quad-core processor
RAM: 12GB DDR3 memory
HDD: 1TB Hard Drive

My computer says "Windows is shutting down" and then does not close down. Nothing happening at all. It still remain on screen "Windows is shutting down"

This is a brand new PC. Please help me. Thanks

Answer:My computer says "Windows is shutting down" and then does not close down

Could be a program running that won't quit. What all are you running in the background? Might want to check msconfig just to verify what loads on startup.

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Dear All,

I bought a brand new acer desktop yesterday.
But I am having serious problem with it. When I want to shut it down then My computer says "windows is shutting down" and then does not close down. Nothing happening at all. I wait and wait further . . .

PC`s own Original HDD is 1000GB. But I have also connected 2 different HDD with it.

acer Desktop PC
OS: Windows7 Home Premimum 64-bit
CPU: AMD A10 5700 quad-core processor
RAM: 12GB DDR3 memory
HDD: 1TB Hard Drive

Please help me that what is the problem?

My computer says "windows is shutting down" and then does not close down. Nothing happening at all.

Answer:My computer says "windows is shutting down" and then does not close down

Hi, you say you just bought this computer, please take it back, anything you do might void your warranty.

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Guys I need your help. After finally doing a clean install on my new sony laptop and getting all of the drivers to work properly I am having the most annoying problem.

Whenever I go to shuit down or restart the ocmputer it never shuts down! The computer just stays at that blue "Windows is shutting down" screen and never turns off and I have to always hold the power button to get it to turn off and then press it again to turn on. Does any1 have a clue how to fix this or why this is happening? Everything is working perfectly once Im in Windows.

Basically it does not want to power down.
 

Answer:Computer hangs on "Windows is shutting down"

How long do you wait for it to shut down? Sometimes if even a high powered PC tries to shut down, all the bloatware and such from a regular OEM system can slow it down.
 

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Hi everyone.
All my experience is with XP, but my partners windows 7 laptop has this problem and I am stuck. it is a Dell laptop latitude E4300 about 4G ram, no external devices fitted.

Laptop starts to boot, I log in, "welcome" screen comes up but never finishes processing. Harddrive light keeps on pumping endlessly.
I tried to boot in "safe mode" and it stops at exactly the same spot.
I tried to run ?System restore?: I can pick a restore point OK, and it loads it but then gets stuck on ?finishing restore? (similar to the ?welcome screen? thing - it just keeps on processing )
?Start up repair? both from harddrive or dvd both say it cant find anything wrong.
Ran the command prompt. ?Sfc /scannow? it runs ?beginning verification phase of system scan? ? it gets to ?Verification 100%? then displays the line : ?windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation?
Any ideas of where I can go from here? all Ideas welcomed greatfully - she might expire without her laptop

Answer:stuck on "welcome" screen cant get "sfc /scannow" to work

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have a look at this Microsoft article: How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

When the system file checker runs it creates a log file, which should help you pinpoint which file couldn't be repaired.

However, if you can't get into Windows you might want to check this tutorial: Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

Did your partner create a set of Dell recovery discs or does she have a Windows 7 DVD?

If all else fails, you may have to re-install Windows.

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Computer info: Toshiba Satellite L555D-S7005,
Processor: AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile M520 2.30 GHz
RAM: 4.00 GB
System Type: 64-bit Operating System
Windows: 7 Professional, Service Pack 1

My problems began probably a year ago. Started having BSOD's regularly with startup issues. Nothing I tried fixed anything. Had it in a shop where the first time I was told he "fixed some things" and seemed to be working for about a week and a half when it went back to BSOD's and startup problems (getting stuck at the "starting Windows" screen, etc). Took it back to shop where they wiped it and replaced Windows. Within a few weeks I was back to the same issues. At this point I actually just put the thing away and solely used my husbands computer. Last week after not touching my laptop for several months I had to use it due to a major accident with my husbands. The thing worked perfectly for 9 days, PERFECTLY. Then it started randomly shutting down with no rhyme or reason. After a couple of times doing that it started getting stuck at the "starting Windows" screen and wanting to run Startup Repair.

With Startup Repair I get: Startup Repair cannot fix problems with this info:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 77
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07: NoRootCause
OS Version: ... Read more

Answer:BSOD, random shutdown, stuck at "Starting Windows" screen, etc

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As in title. I have an issue where the PC boots up fine, then after I log on the PC hangs up on the loading screen. I system restored from safe mode, and the issue was fixed. Two days later, the issue recurred. Again system restore fixed the problem. Any ideas how to fix it permanently? I did not install anything except the BF3 patch between the two system restores.

Cheers, Notso

Answer:Windows 7 stuck on "Welcome" screen - system restore fixes temporarily

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You should be OK here.

Try a Startup Repair, as described in this tutorial: Startup Repair

You may want to run a system file check: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Or a Repair Install: Repair Install

As the problem doesn't occur in safe mode you can also check in Event Viewer for anything untoward as you may have a driver problem.

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i was forced to format because i had trojins like crazy that i couldnt get rid of. I formated but deleted everything and now when i put the driver disc in that came with my computer it wont load the drivers. when i got to browse i can see the files on the disc but its not getting me anywhere. i even tryed to put the driver disc on a flash drive and load them but all its saying is

"NO NEW DEVICES COULD BE FOUND.MAKE SURE THE DRIVER FILES ARE CORRECT AND LOCATED ON THE DRIVER INSTALLATION MEDIA."

NO DEVICES WERE FOUND. MAKE SURE THAT THE INSTALLATION MEDIA CONTAINS THE CORRECT DRIVES,AND THEN CLICK OK."

im stuck at the install "windows screen" when it prompts you to install the drivers

can anyone help?
 

Answer:Solved: stuck at the "install windows" screen! please help. i was forced to format be

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Hello.
I have been experiencing an issue for the past two hours or so. I booted up my laptop only to find that the laptop would not boot past the "Please Wait" screen. From here, there is absolutely nothing I can do other than move the cursor. I tried looking for a way to boot it into safe mode, but I was stunned to find there is no way of doing it without booting into the OS itself at least once, and the method of 'turning it off and on three times using the power switch' did nothing. From here, I have no idea what my options are. From what I've read this issue is typically the result of a interrupted update. This could very well be the case, since I unplugged my laptop this morning and set it to shut down, so it very well could have run out of energy during the process.

What can I do from here? I should have a recovery drive on the second partition of my Hard Drive, however I don't know how I could boot that from the recovery menu in the BIOS options. Can someone help me with what I can do to fix the problem?
All help greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows 8 Asus K55VD stuck at "Please Wait" boot screen.

Hi have you tried CTRL+ALT+DEL that should take you into a menu where on of them is to do a factory reset or run the trouble shooter.

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When booting the laptop (XP, SP 3) is stuck at the "Windows is starting up" window.

First, the log-in screen (where you enter user name and password) pops up only for less than a second, than it beeps and the screen disappears. (Usually this screen stays on and I change the user name from "administrator" to a different user name.)

I can start the laptop in the save mode, but I cannot switch to a different user (I guess this is normal). I would like to backup files (stored under the user name). Is there any way to switch users in the safe mode?

What can I do get over the stuck "Windows is starting up" screen?

I cannot go online with the laptop - the Wifi network is not working / not showing up at all (is this normal in the safe mode?)

This is a friends laptop I borrowed- my laptop has major issues as well 6666666 Virus/Malware/overwrites everything
After the major issues with my laptop I installed and run Malwarebytes on my friends laptop just in case. The software found nothing. Zonealarm and Avira are installed and were always up to date.

I'm really desperate! Now the second laptop is down. I feel sooo bad about my friends laptop - Please help me fix it!!!!
Both laptops are running legal Windows XP versions - installed on them when bought.

Answer:[SOLVED] stuck at"Windows is starting up" screen -2nd laptop down

Can you get into the Administrator account via "safe Mode"? Do you have a Windows XP CD? You might need it.

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Hello Sevenforums

Notebook: HP ProBook 4730s

OS: Windows 7 (x64 bit)

Did not buy from hp, bought from a guy.

Yesterday, my explorer got stuck so i had to restart the laptop by pressing the power button, i turned it on, and then, Startup repair appeared, i left it to complete and then i went to sleep.

The next day i woke up, i opened my laptop, and then "Windows is loading files" appeared and afterwards a black screen appears and it stays there forever.

I read many solutions but none of them seemed to work

Such as:

-Removing the battery and the AC adapter and then press power button for 40 seconds.

-Entering safe mode and doing a full recovery (I cannot access safe mode using F8)

I can only access the ESC which is the bios and these stuff.

If anyone can help, i would be grateful because ill probably pay $200 and up.

Im extremely sure that this problem happened because of AVG free antivirus that i installed, i installed the antivirus about 1 week ago, and i never restarted the pc until then, only putting it into sleep mode. But this time it got restarted with some strange things happening when it was restarting, and it mentioned some of the AVG files deleting stuff
I dont know im really in need of help!!

Answer:Stuck at black screen after "Windows is loading files"

Hello and welcome Majd have a read throughtis and see if there are any thngs you can use . Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

If you can get into safe mode at all get rid of the AVG - it is crap.

Did this bloke give you any recovery media ?? and usually factory installed machines have factory restore partitions so can you let us know exactly what model this machine is please - I know you have quoted a number but have good look underneath and look for yourself before we go any further .

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just as the title says. i have a gateway comp, i inadvertently downloaded some kind of adware/spyware when trying to download other files. i'm running chkdsk right now and hoping for the best. i've tried doing a windows repair with no luck. any other suggestions out there ? oh, and i've tried booting up in safe mode, and still the same thing. tried taking out my RAM and switching it to no avail either.
 

Answer:winxp home stuck at "windows is starting up..." screen

Go here for Tims advice which may solve the problem
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=100317
 

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Hey guys currently using home premium 32bit but got pro upgrade 64 bit so had to do the custom install from booting with the disk

I choose the language, keyboard layout etc, choose custom install, pick the hard drive and it goes to the installing screen.

When part 2 of the install screen is almost done it said installation will continue after the computer restarts.
After it restarts, it just stays on the "starting windows" screen and the windows logo never shows. It wa son there for hours. I restarted by pressing the restart button and it continued back on the step 2 and them same thing, restart and then continue later but now the screen is just stuck on the "starting windows" screen.

Any ideas????

Thanks

Answer:Custom setup stuck on "starting windows" screen

Never mind, I unplugged things and it's all good

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hi guys, today when i've finished playing the computer, i've used 'shutdown' to turn off my computer, the shutdown process doesn't seem to turn off my computer, so i just waited and waited for 30 minutes, still it was still on the same screen saying "shutting down" with the circle still spinning. so i just turned it off manually by holding the power button until it turns off.
Later on, i decided to get back on, so i turned it on but when it was at the "starting windows" screen, it was stuck there for sooo long! so i waited for a long time but it was still stuck. When i turned it off and on again, a start up repair was offered so i chose that option, it says "loading windows files" after that a blank screen for a long time, still stuck.
I then tried to boot my win7 CD to do a recovery or restore point, but after it was "loading windows files" the starting windows screen appeared again and it was stuck there.

I've googled and searched this forum but all their solution was just startup repair and recovery. can anyone please help me?

Thanks!

Answer:[Major Problem] Stuck on "starting windows" screen.

Hello duong,

Are you overclocking anything? If so, stop. Can you try blowing out any dust buildup? Perhaps some hardware went out? You might try temporarily replacing some things if you can to see if things stop freezing. Keep trying to do system recovery, etc., but if you can't, you may just have to reinstall. You might wait a bit and see what others have to say before you do.

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So I installed windows 10. Everything as far as installation went perfect. Until it loaded, and gave me the "hi there, welcome back!" Message and then a "next" button. I click next, and all that happens is my computer acts like ts not responding and then reboots itself. And this ALWAYS. I need my computer to work. I don't know how to fix this.

Answer:Windows 10 update is stuck on the blue "welcome back!" Screen!

Perhaps your computer hangs on an "invalid" driver. Try disconnecting all devices so you only have the bare computer and try again booting.

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I've read a similar query but not any of the answers were able to solve my problem.
I have a dell studio 15 laptop (1555) with regular specs windows 7 home premium 64 bit , recently it used to give problems of sudden switch off with flash of a blue screen , the problem was a virus as it also messed with my windows essential antivirus.
Anyhow , so i installed Avast antivirus and run a boot time scan with showed some viruses , the problem is that by mistake i put a windows/temp file into the antivirus chest . After that scan my windows is unable to boot properly.
I firstly tried the suggested option of
1)windows repair but its stuck indefinately on the blue flowers screen with no activity
2)I tried to repair with a bootable copy of windows but its stuck on the point where the windows searches the present os installed , the os is listed there but the curser shows up as the circling one and does not turn normal even after a long time.
3)i tried re-installing windows but the screen is stuck at the point after it prompts you to choose GMT , the screen says "Setup is starting" indefinitely, again the same circling cursor
4)The dell diagnostics when run says that I have hard drive error no. 2000-0146
I followed a post by Greggocker and was able to backup my data using Peppermint live linux os
I also read him suggesting to change settings of BIOS, but problem is that my BIOS(Phoenix A07) Does not have many options to change anything that he said(I may also not be ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 installation Stuck on "Starting Setup" Screen-Unabl 2 Repair

  
Quote: Originally Posted by harsh93singh09


I've read a similar query but not any of the answers were able to solve my problem.
I have a dell studio 15 laptop (1555) with regular specs windows 7 home premium 64 bit , recently it used to give problems of sudden switch off with flash of a blue screen , the problem was a virus as it also messed with my windows essential antivirus.
Anyhow , so i installed Avast antivirus and run a boot time scan with showed some viruses , the problem is that by mistake i put a windows/temp file into the antivirus chest . After that scan my windows is unable to boot properly.
I firstly tried the suggested option of
1)windows repair but its stuck indefinately on the blue flowers screen with no activity
2)I tried to repair with a bootable copy of windows but its stuck on the point where the windows searches the present os installed , the os is listed there but the curser shows up as the circling one and does not turn normal even after a long time.
3)i tried re-installing windows but the screen is stuck at the point after it prompts you to choose GMT , the screen says "Setup is starting" indefinitely, again the same circling cursor
4)The dell diagnostics when run says that I have hard drive error no. 2000-0146
I followed a post by Greggocker and was able to backup my data using Peppermint live linux os
I also read him suggesting to change settings of BIOS, but problem is that my BIOS(Phoenix A0... Read more

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Hi, I am new to this forum and not a computer expert. My 6-month old Dell Inspiron laptop is currently stuck on the Welcome screen (with spinning icon). When turned on, it brings me to my sign in screen, I enter my password and then it goes to the Welcome screen and just stays there and the little icon keeps spinning. I tried holding down the power button to force it to turn off, then turning it back on but the same thing happens. It has been sitting, "spinning/stuck" for over an hour now.

Any suggestions on what to do? Thank you!

Answer:Dell Inspiron Laptop Windows 7 Home Premium Stuck on "Welcome" Screen

Hi aphelocoma,

Please try the following steps to see if they help:

Try to run 'hardware diagnostics' to check 'hardware functionality':
- Power off the laptop > Power it back on; at Dell splash screen repeatedly tap 'F12' > Use 'arrow keys' on the keyboard to highlight 'Diagnostics' and tap 'Enter' > Capture 'error message' if any.
You may refer to the following 'web article' for detailed steps: Run Built-In Diagnostics for Your System

If you still experience issues, try to 'Load BIOS defaults' to see if that works:
- Power off the laptop > Power it back on and at 'Dell splash screen' repeatedly tap 'F2 key' > Tap 'F9' to 'load BIOS defaults' > Tap 'F10' to 'Save and Exit'
Note: Also check the 'hard drive status' in the 'BIOS' (Check if detected)

Please share the exact system model, if no conclusive results show up.

Do reply with the findings; would be glad to assist.

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I am stuck on "Start Windows normally" and "Launch startup repair"
When I choose "Start Windows Normally",it gives me blue screen with the following error:Unmountable_Boot_Volume.On "Launch startup repair" I am stuck on the Windows 7 wallpaper with cursor and can't even open Cmd trough Shift+F10.I've tried re-installing windows from USB stick and I am also stuck on "Setup is Starting".Any help please,and how much I am screwed?
P.S-On Advanced boot options I can't use Safe Mode,Safe Mode with Networking,Safe Mode with Command prompt and Last Known Good Configuration,it gets me back to "Start Windows Normally" and "Launch startup repair".

Answer:Stuck on "Start Windows normally" and "Launch startup repair"

Time to boot to an external testing/repair environment, such as a Win7 Repair disk or a hard drive test disk.

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Hello, I have a bit of a problem here. Last night my roomate was using my computer and kicked my surge protector off. The result was my computer wouldnt boot up. I played with it for a couple of minutes turning it on and off. Finally I opened the case and blew any dust out and tightened a few connectors. Turned it back on again and it seemed to boot up normally. I logged into my account and the desktop started to load up. The icons began coming up and then it froze. Control + Alt +Del would not work. So I manually turned the computer off. I attempted to boot up again and this time when I typed in my password I got stuck on a "Loading Preferences" screen. I attempted turning the computer on and off a few times hoping XP was just having an XP moment. Not the case. Next I tried booting in various safe modes. Right now I'm in Safe Mode with Network and it works perfectly. I tried to restore to a last known setting, didn't help. I did it both via the list after hitting F8 and within safemode. I played around with some account settings and now have it so I don't have to type in a password when logging in.

I tried booting up again, and now I'm stuck on the "Windows Welcome" screen. Its terrible. I've done virus and adware scans. Nothing has helped. Right now I don't know what else to do. I'm not sure if I have the actual WinXP MCE CD. I have to search for it, but I'm fairly sure it did not ship out with the computer. Obvio... Read more

Answer:WinXP MCE '05: Stuck on "Windows Loading" Screen. Safe Mode works fine

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Hey this is probably my first time ever creating a thread on troubleshooting something about my PC.okay lets startoff that in the very beginning i had XP and decided to upgrade to win7 ultimate x64. It worked out awesome no problems. Last night i was playing a game and i fell asleep on my bed. i woke up in the middle of the night and shut it down with the power button method. This morning i wokeup and i couldnt get into windows, it just wouldnt boot up. I tried doing the repair, restore, nothing worked. I was just stuck on "Starting windows" screen, it was really random. I tried reformatting with windows 7 thinking it would fix the "starting windows" problem but it just kept getting stuck after the fresh install of windows 7. I've wasted 7 hours of my day just frustrated/pissed trying to see wat can possibly be causing this problem. The thing is i went back to installing XP and it works fine. Which is wat im operating under now. I even tried installing XP and then reformatting with windows 7, and nothing..same exact problem getting stuck on the loading screen after the format was done. Could it be BIOS? I cant think of anything else. Especially when windows XP is working, its not like one of my hardware devices are defected. Its just weird because just last night windows 7 was working fine. I dont know wat couldve went wrong just from the time i shut it down to the next morning when i wokeup and i couldnt get past my loading screen. And about my computer k... Read more

Answer:Stuck @ "starting windows" screen, everything was FINE!

Hello Electroh0lic, Welcome!

I must confess I am having difficulty understanding your post. No offense intended, could you please try again, this time using proper punctuation and capitalization?

Don't know if this is applicable, but you can try looking in my post http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...-problems.html to see if anything in there helps.

Thanks,
~Jonathan

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I've been having problems with my Alienware X51 since about a month ago. The issues are as follows:
Windows sometimes gets stuck at the "Welcome" screen. Even when it doesn't, logging in often takes up to 15 seconds. Of note is that this has not happened in safe mode.
The computer would often freeze shortly after login. This only seemed to happen within the first few minutes; once the window has passed, the OS is stable until shutdown.
Some system tools (such as the Windows Performance Monitor) are unresponsive after launching.
Screen artifacts would appear in safe mode when I close certain applications.

Cleaning out the dust, reinstalling graphics drivers and reseating the RAM didn't make any difference. I then did a repair install, which solved everything except the first issue. All of this normally suggests a problem with a third-party driver. However, I've also seen a few other issues that suggest that there is a hardware problem as well:
The Dell ePSA tool often freezes during memory tests.
The BIOS complained once about being unable to find the hard drive, and Windows displayed a BSoD when it did finally start up. The Ultra DMA CRC error count in the S.M.A.R.T. data also increased. However, this was right after I took the PC apart for cleaning and did not occur again after I reseated the SATA cable.
Windows might have froze once after loading the files for safe mode. Granted, I was impatient at the time and didn't wait very long before rebooting the computer.... Read more

Answer:Windows stuck at "Welcome" screen even after repair installs

Was there anything you did specifically both hardware or software-wise before the issue started occurring?

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Hello,I have been in quite the flurry since I came up with this problem this morning. First Ill give you all the tech specs. See, I have a Toshiba Prot?g? M200 Tablet PC running windows 7. The M200 was specifically designed for Windows XP, so there are some small driver issues here and there. I got the laptop used via Cragslist. The man who sold it to me was very knowledgeable on PC systems and such. I bought the laptop for $200 (I'm a student, so that was a godsend). The man fully reformatted the HD and put a fresh install of Win 7 on it. A big problem is that I DO NOT have the Win 7 license, HE does. I have no recovery discs or anything.This laptop was bought because I needed to use one program that only runs on PC platforms. I have been getting by with just about the bare minimum and everything has worked perfectly for the past two years since I bought it.I have it loaded with the max amount of RAM the model can handle: 2 GB. It has NVIDIA GeFORCE FX (I believe that is the graphics card?). I cannot say much more about what else it has for hardware, drivers, etc. as I cannot access ANYTHING on the computer. You can find the manual for this model here (PDF or HTML): http://www.fixya.com/support/p511024-toshiba_portege_m200_p000388600_tablet/manual-14757Now for the walkthrough of what happened:I was showing my family some files on my laptop this morning. All was normal. I walked away, leaving the computer plugged in, powered on, and with two web pages open. I was gone fo... Read more

Answer:Win 7 will not boot - screen is stuck on "starting windows"

QuoteAlso, something that might be of importance is that last night I was browsing the internet and I tried to download some file. It downloaded and then said it could not work (don?t remember exact error message). Then a little window would pop up saying that I had one message alert: something about a potentially dangerous presence on my computer. I deleted the message and then x'ed out of it assuming it was spam. Everything was still working fine after that and through to late this morning.Hi Yugima,Welcome to Computer Hope!Have you tried System Restore?After you install software it makes changes to the registry or delete files, and sometimes you may even modify some settings knowingly or unknowingly. In your case, the file you downloaded may install on your computer without your knowledge. It is possible that the system may start crashing or become unstable. If that happens you can undo all this changes and restore the system to earlier time by using System Restore Utility.Press F8 when your computer starts.Choose System Recovery which should be the first optionYou will be prompted for user name password which should be an administrator account.Next you will get 5 ways of making  a restore : Startup repair, System Restore, Windows complete pc restore, Windows Memory Diagnostic tool and Command promptSelect System RestoreThe System restore windows will display list of restore points which was already created by the computer itself or if you have done it before.Sel... Read more

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Is my motherboard or processor causing this?Help!

Hello,

My system information again:
(Processor)
Processor: Intel Celeron D 347 3066 MHz
CPU Clock: 3066.0 MHz (23.0 x 133.3 Mhz QDR)
Level 1 Cache: 16kB+12k uOp (data+instr.)
Level 2 Cache: 512 kB

(Motherboard)
System Name: ECS 662/1066T -M2
Motherboard Vendor: Intel Corporation
Board Model: ECS 662/1066T -M2
BIOS Version: AMI BIOS 080013 for Intel
Chipset Name: SiS 662
Chipset Vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS)
Chpset: CPU to PCI Bridge
Southbridge Vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS)
Southbridge: PCI to ISA Bridge
DMI/SMBIOS Version: 2.3

(Memory)
Memory Size: 2096440 kB (2047.30 MB)
System Memory: 2048 MB
Memory Module: 1024 MB
Memory Module: 1024 MB

(Storage)
Floppy Drive: Floppy 1.44 MB (3.5")
HDD Model: ST3500418AS
HDD Size: 476940 MB (465.76 GB)
CD/DVD Model: Compaq DVD-ROM DVD-117
CD-DVD Speed: 40x

(Video)
Monitor Vendor: BenQ
Monitor Model: BenQ T720 (BNQ 7693)
Video Chip Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
Video Chip: RV710 (RADEON HD 4350)
Video Memory Size: 512 MB

(Sound)
Sound Chip Vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS)
Sound Chip: SiS7012 Audio Codec

(Operating System)
Operating System: MS Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600)
Windows Folder: C:\Windows

(Modem)
Modem Vendor: Conexant Systems
Modem Model: HSF 56k HSFi Churchill Data/Fax Modem

(Network)
Interface Description: Dial-up Connection
Adapter Vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS)
Adapter Name: SiS900 10/100 Etherner Adapter

(Ports)
LPT Por... Read more

Answer:Stuck on "Resuming Windows" screen after hibernation

Is the SIS graphics card a seperate device or integrated with the motherboard?

If an integrated (onboard) device, have you disabled it in the BIOS when using the 512Mb grapghics card?

If not, do so then try coming out of hibernation again and see if there's any difference.
 

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This is frustrating. Extremely frustrating.

I have a pretty new computer. Just a few months old. It is supposed to be a good one.

Dell XPS 8500
Quad core i7 processor
lots of memory and extras

This computer also has the 64 bit edition of Windows 8 installed on it. Windows 8 is driving me up the wall!!! I have had numerous problems with it since day 1.

As recently as a few days ago, my system was running reasonably okay. Then I downloaded a driver for my network card from the dell.com website. From that point on, I cannot get my computer to boot up properly. I have turned my computer off and on multiple times in hopes that it would correct whatever is wrong.

When I first turn my PC on, it will stay stuck at the Dell logo window for a while.

Sometimes it will make it past that and it will give me an error message that says:

"error sending end of post message to ME, system HALT!"

Also, I sometimes get a message which says:

"the last USB device you connected to the computer malfunctioned, and Windows did not recognize it.

Try reconnecting the device. If windows still does not recognize it, your device may not be working properly."

This is insanity. I have NOT connected any new USB devices to my computer.

I do not know what to do. I figured that the easiest thing might be to try simply reinstalling Windows 8 from scratch. So I inserted my Windows 8 reinstall disk that Dell sent me when I bought this thing. However, my compu... Read more

Answer:My Windows 8 PC will not boot up at all.....stuck on "Dell" screen

There are some simple steps you can take to try to get back to normality. Disconnect all USB devices and perform a system restore, if possible to a date prior to any of this happening. If that doesn't seem to fix it then do the same but in Safe Mode.

Let us know how it goes.
 

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First, the specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Lenovo G570
Intel Core i3
Let me know if you need anything else...
Now for the symptoms:
My computer has recently been having trouble booting from the shutdown state. I am not having trouble "un-hibernating." The problem seems to only arise if I restart completely or shutdown and then turn the laptop back on. The problem began about 2 weeks ago. The screen got stuck on the image of the windows icon after the little swirling dots come together (boot screen animation). After almost 15 minutes, I lost patience and decided that something was wrong and manually powered down by holding down the power button. I then entered startup repair and restored the system to a previous restore state. This seemed to work and I didn't have problems for about a week. I then turned off the computer and left it at home while I traveled for about a week.

Upon my return, I tried to turn on the computer and it got stuck on the "Starting Windows" screen again. I did the same thing: restored to a previous restore point and tried to turn it on again. It got stuck on the same screen again. I tried to run the startup repair again, but the repair said that it could not find any problems. The repair module shut down the computer after that. I left it alone for about 5 minutes and tried to turn it on again. It booted without any problem. Strange, but OK.

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Answer:Laptop stuck on "Starting Windows" Screen

One could try file checker command,

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

then : How to Run Disk Check in Windows 7

and then: Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

And try to quickly check: Memory Diagnostics Tool

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I tried to reformat from the XP CD and from a boot disc floppy. Each time the process gets stuck at: Windows Setup. There is nothing else on the blue screen. It won't go past there to the agreement section...or anything else.

This system was a custom built computer, given to my mother-in-law about 3 years ago. The company has since gone out of business. It was built w/ XP Professional SP1 and has since been upgraded w/ SP2. Recently Outlook express stopped working properly and would shut itself down as soon as it was opened. Then the dial-up connection would connect but no internet explorer pages would load.

I thought I would just reformat and start over...but this process gets stuck very early. What can I do?
 

Answer:XP reformat stuck at "Windows setup" screen

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Hello (again),

Ok, here's a quick rundown on what's happening (and it's been very frustrating so I apologise for the multiple help requests.)

Recently wiped my hdd with KillDisk and reinstalled Win7 Home Edition. Was working fine for the last 3days and was supposed to install Mint last night. When I rebooted, I got the Boot Manager, which never happened before. Selected Win7 and got stuck at the "Starting Windows" screen.

Tried to repair it, didn't work. Tried to restore, didn't work. Tried to reset to factory settings, still didn't work.

Just finished wiping it, twice. Now attempting to reinstall Win7, and still stuck at the "Starting Windows" screen.

Can someone please tell me what is happening? The last thing I did was install Ccleaner; the last thing it did was install updates. Thanks in advance...

Answer:[SOLVED] Stuck on "Starting Windows" screen

I managed to reinstall win7 but it wont load, not even in safe mode. It goes to a boot screen where the only option is Windows EMS.

So I ran KillDisk again. What I dont understand is why I see the previously set-up partitions:
C:\ (40% of hdd for windows)
D:\ (60% saved for Mint)
Q:\ (for MS Office starter/trial whatchamacallit)

Uhm, what gives?

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Hello, I have a desktop here where any type of OS installations won't work. If installing Windows the installation get stuck at "Starting Windows" or can't find installation media.During the hang, my hard drive makes a clicking noise for like 10 secs and then stops. If installing Linux distributions, the installation reports that the device for the media is not ready. Any help is appreciated

PC
Acer Aspire AX1430G-UW30P
AMD E-450 dual core processor
AMD Radeon HD 6300 graphics

BTW im not sure if it's BIOS because I don't know if it's UEFI or EFI

Answer:Windows installation stuck at "Starting Windows" or "Device not ready" for linux

The clicking sound could be a bad HDD.

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I'm building an MAME arcade on a windows machine. To connect the joystick and arcade keys, I use IPAC4 Ultimarc controller. When windows is on and I connect the controller to USB, the controller is detected as a keyboard and everything works fine.
The problem is when I start the system and have the controller connected to the usb drive. The system is stuck at screen "Starting Windows" (even the 4 squares doesn't show-up). As soon as I unplug the controller the windows starts loading fine.
I have to plug the controller after windows is up.
I am looking for a solution to start windows without any issues and detect the controller automatically.
Appreciate any suggestions.

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Hey all, I am stuck on the "Starting Windows" screen. I tried restarting a few times and trying a few different things but not having much luck. Last night I tried a chkdsk, then tried to do a few things today. See 3 set of links that show the steps I went through:http://postimg.org/gallery/9x476iri/8ebd2ce7/http://postimg.org/gallery/c1ej726q/43afa85f/http://postimg.org/gallery/55kjkebs/a8d11d47/Note the order they were uploaded is junbled so here is the correct sequence, assuming first row is numbered 1,2,3, then second row 4,5,6 (hope it makes sense), then here is their correct order:Link 1: 4,5,8,7,9,6,1,2,3Link 2: 5,2,4,1,3,6Link 3: 6,4,1,7,3,5,2And at the end after it restarts I am back at the starting Windiws screenI am using windows 7 home edition, x64 bitI got told a number of times to reboot using windows 7 DVD, but it doesn't seem to be noticing the DVD, even though I checked on the BIOS and it has CD/DVD as first then hard drive as second.I last installed Dosbox and I thought it (and an old game I downloaded from a website) might be the culprit as that was the only different thing I did before the problem occurred. I wanted to uninstall the program dosbox via the command prompt (as you can see in the pics I have access to command prompt) but I can't get wmic to work for me, which will list the program for me. Not sure how else to delete it. Would Dosbox somehow have affected the hard drive?Any help would be much appreciated!Edit: I forgot to ad... Read more

Answer:Stuck at "Starting Windows" screen, DVD won't boot Windows 7,& wmic doesn't work

OK so bizarre, I took the computer apart, cleaned the insides a bit with a vacuum cleaner and blow drier, put it back together and now it works great! Sorry guys, not sure why it decides to work now!

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Answer:After cumulative update, stuck on "getting windows ready don't turn off your computer"

haw long has it been that the system is trying to do so ? turning off the system in the middle of update wont be a good idea in my opinion. just be patient and it should finish.
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This problem started when I accidentally agreed to upgrade to Windows 10 which put that update in my queue. I subsequently cancelled the update but the upgrade remained. This was a problem for me because Windows 7 could not update itself while the Windows 10 update is in the queue and I have important third party software that won't let itself be installed on an un-updated computer. So I am stuck.

I called Microsoft and they were able to (after much time) get rid of the Windows 10 update. However they left me in a never-ending loop of "Restart your computer to install important updates" and my software still won't install. I spent another 2 days on the phone with Microsoft techs and they exhausted their tools and told me reinstalling Windows 7 was my only choice - trying to avoid that. I do have a restore point but it's back in May which is doable I guess but I've had bad luck with restore and am looking to solve this another way.

More details:
* Restarting from the prompt in Windows Update does nothing
* Clicking on check for updates tells me I have to restart first
* I have the original Windows disc that came with the computer, but it is a recovery DVD only and did not give me the option of repairing Windows Update.
* I ran scannow and SURT. Didn't work.
* I have not got any windows error codes
* The only update in my history is the KB947821 hotfix. Something the Microsoft techs did removed the other history
* I uploaded the SFC details file. The CBS... Read more

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Hi to all

Hopefully I would find help here.
I have bought a new machine with 4GB ram, 500GB HD, Intel DG41KR motherboard and Intel G41 Graphics Card.
I received the machine with Windows 7 installed, but wanted to format and install XP since I would not be able to upgrade my screen reading softwares (I am totally blind) and other necessary stuff are too much for my little budget. I can not go on with 7 since they are not that compatible. So I planned to install XP.
The problem is that XP can not be installed on the machine. Everything is ok till a screen with the sentence "Setup is starting windows" appears and seems to stay till the end of life. By googling there were suggestions to replace the HD, I replaced it with newer one and nothing changed. Others suggested that might be due to falty ram, also replaced with no change. Some other suggestions recommended burning new XP and installing the one that is new and no change. I unplugged all devices; keyboard, mouse, speakers, everything unnecessary for the installation procedure to go on but all were in vain.
I disabled all devices in the BIOS and the problem is the same. No change.
And to narrow things down:
1. I changed sata mode to native, so that the problem is not in the correct SATA, SCASi, RAID, IDE AHCI, ICH etc drivers. Even I integrated the compatible SATA drivers and burned them into the XP disc and there were no change.
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Answer:Can't install XP on computer; stuck on "Setup is starting windows"

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Hi, I've been a happy user of my Windows 7 for about a year but about a week ago I started getting the problem of windows stucknig after loging in. Sometimes I restart the computer for 20 times and yet it doesn't work and most often the problem is temporary. I can use the Safe Mode, I've cleaned my startup list using RegCleaner, scanned the computer with CCleaner and Ad-aware and I've also done chdsk /f

Sadly, nothing seems to work for me.

Answer:Windows stuck at the "Welcome" screen after login

For the registry cleaning:Many of us on the forums actually do not recommend automated optimization tools for Windows 7. Windows 7 does a much better job of handling its own optimization than its predecessors did. We especially do not recommend registry cleaning as an "optimization" step because automated registry cleaning causes more harm to the registry than it actually repairs.

In the future, if you need help optimizing Windows 7, please post a thread in Performance & Maintenance - Windows 7 Forums or follow the tutorial enclosed in that forum to Optimize Windows 7.
Hopefully the damage has not already been done by the registry cleaning. I realize you were trying to repair the system, but you may have made the problem worse. The first step I would recommend is to Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup. It sounds like you may have already cleaned up the startup items, but you probably did not disable all non-Microsoft services.
If you need further help after those steps, please upload your msinfo32.nfo file. To get this: Start Menu -> Type msinfo32 into the Search programs and files box -> When it opens, go to File, Save -> Save as msinfo32.nfo and save in a place you will remember -> Let it finish the process of gathering and saving the system info -> Right click the .nfo file, click send to compressed (zipped) folder -> Upload the .zip file here.

Also, please fill in your system specs in your profile and not... Read more

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i turned my computer off last night as i was going to bed, and this morning i get up and turn my pc on and it gets to the windows xp black screen with the loading bar at the bottom and just sits there forever.... computer will boot to safe mode, but not to normal windows mode... i have not installed anything recently, or downloaded anything. i ran spybot about a week ago and it found 133 files that it said were spyware... i told the program to clean them and it seemed to be working fine... now im typing this from safe mode. i have tried the "msconfig" command at the run prompt and unchecked everything and tried to reboot to normal mode and it still sticks... computer is a 1.8 ghz dell with windows xp home edition. 512 meg of ram and a 160 gig hard drive... what can i do? i don't have the xp cd because i got this computer a little over a year ago from rent a center and its not under warrenty anymore.... please help
 

Answer:windows xp load screen "stuck"

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Hello , as the title says, when I start my computer it freezes/get stuck in "Satrting Windows" screen.
1st time I got this problem I took out RAMs and I put them back in and I ran a memtest and it gave no errors , then started the computer and it worked fine.
This time I tried :
- Safe mode with all its types. Safe mode also freezes at classpnp.sys
- Last know good configuration. this doesn't solve anything.
- F8 => Repair computer. this gets stuck in green loading bar with "Microsoft corporations" Screen.
- I inserted the original CD that I installed windows 7 from and tried to access System recovery options through repairing and it gives me an error that says This version isn't compatible.
- I booted with memtest and ran tests on RAM aswell it gave no errors.

but still nothing , what else can I do to solve this problem please ?!

My computer is HP Z400 Workstation , Intel Xeon CPU , 4gb RAM , 2 weeks and half ago I installed a nvidia geforce 210.

Answer:Stuck at "starting windows" screen

Work through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start which try everything possible for starting the OS, leading up to if necessary rescuiing your files to Performing an HP system recovery or do the superior Clean Reinstall Windows 7.

Even if you choose to do the HP recovery be sure to read the Special Note to HP Owners at the end of the Reinstall tutorial as it will explain about Minimal Recovery available on many models that is almost as good as a Clean Reinstall.

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I can't find anyone else that has this, so my apologies for starting a new thread.

I'm stuck on the blue "Welcome to Windows 10!" screen. Under that it has my name, then at the bottom a clock-like logo and an "I'm not Paul" option. On the right there's a "Next" button.

When I click "next" nothing happens. After waiting a long (long, long) time I click it again. At that point it reboots to the same screen: "Welcome to Windows 10!"

It's not booting to anything, so asking me to download files or anything else is useless 'cause it will not boot. I've tried booting with the Windows 7 install disk in (no use). I've done the download Windows 10 to a bootable USB stick and it doesn't work. I've tried the Windows 7 rescue/recovery disk and it doesn't work.

Anybody know? I've disconnected everything except one monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

Thanks ...

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I can't find anyone else that has this, so my apologies for starting a new thread.

I'm stuck on the blue "Welcome to Windows 10!" screen. Under that it has my name, then at the bottom a clock-like logo and an "I'm not Paul" option. On the right there's a "Next" button.

When I click "next" nothing happens. After waiting a long (long, long) time I click it again. At that point it reboots to the same screen: "Welcome to Windows 10!"

It's not booting to anything, so asking me to download files or anything else is useless 'cause it will not boot. I've tried booting with the Windows 7 install disk in (no use). I've done the download Windows 10 to a bootable USB stick and it doesn't work. I've tried the Windows 7 rescue/recovery disk and it doesn't work.

Anybody know? I've disconnected everything except one monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

Thanks ...

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Hi,
I have decided to give Windows 10 a look, however it has been stuck on the last part of the installation, i.e. the screen that reads "Almost Ready", for the last 15 minutes, I just wondered if this was a known issue? or you had any advice?
Thanks
Mark

Answer:Why is windows 10 stuck on the "almost ready" screen?

Is your internet slow? If your internet is fine I would say to switch off your device fully and turn it back on again. If this dosen't work I would say contact MS and they might be able to help.
Main phone: Nokia Lumia 830 White
Tablet: iPad Air 2 64GB White

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Windows installed some important updates last night, then I shut the machine down. Started it up today and it is stuck on the Starting Windows load screen (the black screen with the Windows icon and the Microsoft Copyright info on the bottom). No progress indicators of the updates loading however. It's been like this for about 30 minutes. I assume I need to do a hard reboot at this point...
 

Answer:Stuck on "Starting Windows" load screen after installing Windows updates

you may want to attempt an OS repair. I'm assuming your running Win 7, so boot from media and it should walk you through the process
 

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I bought a new computer consisting of the following components

motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0
graphics card: Sapphire dual-x R2 270x
CPU: AMD FX 8350

the rest off the components I took from my old PC and should all be okay. (600W power supply, 4GB DDR3 1600 Mhz RAM, 3TB HDD)

The problem is that whenever I try to install Windows 7 64bit the installation stops when it reaches the "setup is preparing your computer for first use". I have tried all I can think of that might cause problems during the installation. I have installed missing drivers, making a clean installation on the hard drive, I have tried a different and smaller HDD, changing the new graphics card for the old one I have, and I have tried booting in Legacy mode, but so fare nothing works.

I hope somebody out there has an Idea how to fix it.

Answer:Windows 7 stuck at "setup is preparing your computer for first use"

Believe it or not; i would say its the fact that you only have 4gb of Ram. Usually for most windows 7 installs you want at least 8gb of ram for optimal performace. Also, if you can, do a mem test using the memtest program for which i will post the link here:

Its not called memtest in windows 7 but here is how to do a memory diagnostic test:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-your-computer

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Hi everyone,

every time I try to install Service Pack 1 for Windows 7, I get this:

And then it just gets stuck on that 'preparing'.
I tried to install System Update Readiness Tool but it also freezes somewhere in the middle, and nothing happens on the screen for 3 hours. I can move the pointer, etc., but the installer is stuck.

What can I do in this case?

Answer:Stuck on "Preparing your computer" while installing Windows 7 SP1

Pleasefollow the WindowsUpdate Posting Instructions and postthe requested data

If thefile is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files untilthe final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately afterzipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for anumber of reasons)

Pleasealso post the C:\Windows\windowsudpate.log file

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hello there, I have some questions, why do I get bluescreen errors, when I start my computer or when I shut my computer down? things that I found on the blue screen is "prl_boot.sys" for sometimes. my computer never got Bluescreen on normal use..

Here's the zip:
SF_19-12-2012.zip

Any answer would be highly appreciated! thank you

Answer:BSOD on "Starting Windows" and "Shutting Down..."

Run this

Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Uninstall Parallels Tools 7.0

From the drivers list Intel Raid StorPort Driver is the oldest driver which dates 2005.

iirsp iirsp Kernel 12/14/2005 5:47:54 AM

update it from here

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Default.aspx

also your IBM ServeRAID Controller Driver


Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 50, {fffff8b0f9e5ab15, 0, fffff88001c6e826, 5}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for prl_boot.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for prl_boot.sys

Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : prl_boot.sys ( prl_boot+2826 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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0: kd> !analyze -v
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After the new avast update all my programs just shut down and google chrome said "aw snap". I could not shut the computer down and was forced to shut it down manually. After it restarted I can NOT get pass the loading screen, it just stays there; even safe mode it gets stuck. I have tried everything from "last known working roll back" or w/e it's called. I have tried re seating my ram, did hardware checks and everything passes. I tried wiping the whole computer but my cd drive is not working either now and I know it worked because I just burnt cd's for my moms wedding. So I am hoping you guys have another solution that I have not thought of, I have been at this for 24 hours.

I am using Windows XP Professional 4GB ram. Oh and one of the ram slots do not work anymore. Also, it is not the windows cd because it works in my other computer.

Answer:Computer stuck at "windows is starting up"

If you want your PC to boot from the CD drive when there are boot files still existing on the hard drive, you need to set CD-ROM as the first boot device in the boot sequence.

You do this this by getting into the BIOS Setup. For most computers, this involves holding down the 'Del' key as soon as you see the manufacturer's splash-screen. For some branded computers (HP, Packard Bell etc) it may be a different key such as one of the 'F' keys. It usually tells you which key to press at the bottom of the splash-screen

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Well, about an hour into my Vista Expirance... maybe after my 4th or 5th reboot... I couldnt open Control Panel. No error or anything.. just you see a small window where control pantel should be, then closes in less than 1 second. If you try to right click on My Computer, then go to properties (to see like computer info) it dosent do anything at all....

?

So I format.... everything is Good to go.. and at a totally different time, before I even load any drivers... same deal. No Control Panel or anything.

I tried pressing F8 and trying Disable Driver signature enforcement and it worked for 1 reboot... now again, no control panel... ?

WTF?

Thanks
 

Answer:Vista - Cannot Open Contol Pantel or "Properties" of "Computer"

Set the overclock in your sig back to default before installing?
A Mobo BIOS update available?
Innecessary peripherals disconnected whilst installing?
Just thoughts. It sounds like a hardware related glitch of some sort or other.
 

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Everytime I click next it freezes and if i click too many times it freezes and restarts the computer and then shortly after Im straight back to the same screen. What did I exactly do and how do i fix it?

Answer:Stuck on "Welcome to Windows 10" Screen

Try to boot in Safe Mode.
Is it the same, or it boots up rightly? Let us know.

This information will be needed to determine the next course of action.

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Hi,

I have a laptop which recently Blue Screened. On reboot it will not log in and just hangs on the "welcome" screen after entering my password. I am thinking the profile is maybe corrupt as I can log into the Guest account no problem.

I tried booting in safe mode and it still happens there. There does not seem to be another admin account for me to log into.

I have tried the recovery options and it does not detect any problems. System Restores are also failing.

I tried enabling the administrator account from the recovery command line but the account did not show up.

Any help or advice greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows stuck at "Welcome" screen

  
Quote: Originally Posted by steste


Hi,

I have a laptop which recently Blue Screened. On reboot it will not log in and just hangs on the "welcome" screen after entering my password. I am thinking the profile is maybe corrupt as I can log into the Guest account no problem.

I tried booting in safe mode and it still happens there. There does not seem to be another admin account for me to log into.

I have tried the recovery options and it does not detect any problems. System Restores are also failing.

I tried enabling the administrator account from the recovery command line but the account did not show up.

Any help or advice greatly appreciated.



Boot from the win 7 dvd, while booting hit shift +F10. Then type

net user administrator /active:yes (if my syntax is correct) that will enable the built in hidden administrator account.

Let us know if that doesnt work

Ken J

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Hi, since this isn't exactly related to my last problem, I decided to post this in a different thread. Previously, my computer was having random freezes and it would have a slow startup time. I was able to get past this by performing a clean startup and changing some programs and when they start up. This was about 3 months ago. Today, I turned on my computer and after about 6 minutes, I noticed that my computer was stuck on the "Starting Windows" screen. The little animation would go, and the windows logo would show... but that's just about it. After running startup repair, I ran into the same problem, and couldn't get to my login screen. There's no black screen or BSOD, it just simply stays on the Starting Windows page.
Now, it might or might not be a Hard Drive issue, but I'm able to run an OS called Ubuntu on the same hard drive right at this moment. (I've had it installed for a few months now.) I haven't made any recent changes to Windows 7, it simply started to hang randomly, this morning. If anyone could help with this problem, it'd be pretty helpful!

Toshiba Satellite A665D-S5174, Windows 7 64bit Home Premium, 4 GB RAM

Edit: After I changed the startup programs, I was still having inconsistent freezes over the three months. I believe it might be related to Flash or Audio, since it always freezes when I'm listening to something on youtube.

Answer:Toshiba Windows 7 Computer suddenly stuck on "Starting Windows"

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.

Is this still the Toshiba factory preinstall? There's a reason most tech enthusiasts won't run the bloated factory preinstall but instead prefer to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get best performance.

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Recently after updating Windows 10 to Fall Creators Update (1709) (I think this started to happen after clicking the "forgot password" button on the sign in screen, just a theory), all messages on the shutdown/boot screen in Windows (for example "Shutting down", "Restarting", "Welcome", ...) became replaced with "Just a moment". It isn't a huge inconvenience, but "Working with updates" also got replaced by it, so I don't know if the computer is installing updates or is stuck at shutting down for example if it takes a long time.
I don't expect anyone to have a solution, I'm just wondering if someone else has this problem. SFC and DISM didn't help me, changing the system language did not help.
 

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How do I change the font of "Welcome", "Logging Off" and "Shutting down"? Is it hard coded in a uifile? Which file are the words in? Is the file written in XML?? John

Answer:Change font of "Welcome", "Logging Off" and "Shutting down"?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by RBCC


How do I change the font of "Welcome", "Logging Off" and "Shutting down"? Is it hard coded in a uifile? Which file are the words in? Is the file written in XML?? John


I am not sure you can change the fonts though if you wish you can change the text from "Shutting Down" to "Bye Bye" or so, by editing, winlogon.exe.mui.

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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I've noticed this problem has cropped up over the past 3 days or so. Whether I want to reboot my computer or simply to shut it off, every single time it hangs at the blue screen with the windows XP logo and the words "Windows is shutting down..." underneath it. I then have to perform a hard shut down by holding the power button for 5 seconds.
I have seen that when shutting down or rebooting in safe mode the machine does both almost immediately, so I guess I can assume there is some process that isn't shutting down correctly which is causing this problem.
Any help I can get which will have my computer shutting down and rebooting normally will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Windows hangs at "Windows is shutting down..." screen

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Hi, my windoww xp is freezing at shut down. This has not happened prior to 1 day ago.
I have down loaded 1 ne program recently, Webroot, and I did not seem to have the problem for at least a day following the new down load.
Any ideas as to a fix?
(Keep it pretty simple guys, I am still very much a novice at the computer.)
Thanks for the help.
 

Answer:Windows XP freezing at "windows is shutting down" screen

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Hi,

My laptop stuck at Starting Windows screen.

I tried rebooting in safe mode but stops at one of the sysfile.
Tried System Repair but that did not work. I tried chkdsk also, it identified and fixed some bad sectors but after that also Startup Repair tried to fix but at the end came up with the message that "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically".

Any inputs will be very much appreciated.

Thanks,
Sam

Answer:Windows 7 laptop stuck at "Starting Windows" screen

Work through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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i have looked up fixes for this, and they say try a repair with your Windows XP disk, however, ive torn apart my house and can't find it. I really cant and dont want to reformat, one because i have a lot of files on my computer and 2, if i reformat, i would have to reinstall my modem,router,and ethernet, which i dont have disks for any of them (tore up my house again). As you can see, im not the most organized guy, and dont have any of the discs. so can someone please help me find a solution to this. thanks!

by the way i can run it fine in Safe Mode (as im doing now, Safe Mode W/ Networking)
 

Answer:Windows XP Home Stuck On "Windows Is Starting Up" Screen...

Freddy12 said:

i have looked up fixes for this, and they say try a repair with your Windows XP disk, however, ive torn apart my house and can't find it. I really cant and dont want to reformat, one because i have a lot of files on my computer and 2, if i reformat, i would have to reinstall my modem,router,and ethernet, which i dont have disks for any of them (tore up my house again). As you can see, im not the most organized guy, and dont have any of the discs. so can someone please help me find a solution to this. thanks!

by the way i can run it fine in Safe Mode (as im doing now, Safe Mode W/ Networking)Click to expand...

Try using System Restore from safe mode to restore your computer to an earlier date when everything worked. If that doesnt work try chkdsk c: /f Its a long shot but you never know.
 

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Please my computer won't turn on even in trying to boot on safe mode as well as repair.

It freezes both times and I cannot log in. I'm not sure if its a virus or not....but please I need help.

I'm panicking here...
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 Stuck on "Starting windows" screen! HELP.

Now its running disk check....I'll let you guys know if it can start or not.
 

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Whenever I open up "My Computer", I get stuck on a screen that has just the flashlight looking for files.

Whenever I use a drop down menu in programs such as My Documents and even things like MS Word, the comp freezes up. It's as if the directory isn't being listed cos something is stopping it from doing so.

Just an update.
My Compute eventually shows up, after about two or three minutes. It's a pain.

THe computer is brand new. Ocasionally, the left bar, with "Similiar Places" "Details and other things similiar appears, then disappears, and the comp searches again.

Attached is an example of the drives not showing up...
I was lucky the thing didn't freeze after opening the drop down..

Attached an image of the prob.

Answer:"My Computer" stuck on "Searching"

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Originally Posted by CrimsonWesker


Whenever I open up "My Computer", I get stuck on a screen that has just the flashlight looking for files.

Whenever I use a drop down menu in programs such as My Documents and even things like MS Word, the comp freezes up. It's as if the directory isn't being listed cos something is stopping it from doing so.

Just an update.
My Compute eventually shows up, after about two or three minutes. It's a pain.

THe computer is brand new. Ocasionally, the left bar, with "Similiar Places" "Details and other things similiar appears, then disappears, and the comp searches again.

Attached is an example of the drives not showing up...
I was lucky the thing didn't freeze after opening the drop down..

Attached an image of the prob.

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".


Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":




The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:




I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:




Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:





I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

Answer:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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This PC is an HP Desktop model Pavilion 6520f with an AMD Athlon II x4 635 2.90 Ghz processor and 12 MB of memory. The PC is from about 2010 but the 1 T hardrive, memory ,added video card (NVIDIA) and power supply were upgraded about a year and a half ago before the installation of Windows 10. I performed a clean install of Windows 7 on the newer harddrive last summer and then upgraded to Windows 10 Home edition.

A few days ago I started experiencing random BSOD errors. This was a few days after the most recent Windows 10 system update.

I initially suspected that there was a simple system volume mismatch after the update so I scheduled a CHKDSK scan on the C: drive. It froze at 10% then crashed. I tried again with the same result. At this point the computer was booting normally and could be used for a while before any freezing or crashing.

I decided to run SFC. It froze at 50% then the computer crashed. I tried this a few times as well. Always stopped at 50% and then another Blue Screen crash.

Following some online advice, I tried to run DISM command (DISM /Online /Cleanup-image /Restore

It got to 29.2%, froze , then crashed. Now when I try to boot I only get the "preparing automatic repair" and then the keyboard select screen and I am stuck.

The keyboard and mouse inputs do not work, so there is no where to go. I tried switching to a wired keyboard and mouse but no luck.

Please help. I am at a loss as to where to go from here.

Also, I have many questions. I... Read more

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I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Cdrom
Imapi
redbook

PLEASE HELP




OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FF049, , .HWPLLB1.CN1296167S5169.
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disable
 

Answer:Solved: Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE

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What is the difference between these two versions of Windows Vista?

- 66J-00003: Windows Vista Business English Upgrade North America DVD
(source: http://www.microsoft.com/canada/wow/save/eligibleproducts.mspx)
- 66J-00023: Windows Vista Business English Intl UPG DVD
(source: http://www.microsoft.com/italy/annunci/windows/generale/windowsvista....)

Can I legally use both of them in Italy?
 

Answer:Windows Vista "international" or "North America" version?!

It's probably just the languages available, the International version would probably have more languages and english for the default and less in the North American version, I can't see any reason why you couldn't use them in Italy.
 

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I am being driven crazy, PLLLLEEESSSEE Help. My laptop, running Windows vista Basic, shows that it is connected to the internet with Excellent signal strength both wireless and ethernet. However it says "Unidentified Network" and "Access: Local Only" and is not really connected to the internet. My Tower computer (on Windows XP) is connected, that is what I am using now. My MAC IPad is connected fine. I recently changed my Router to TP-LINK through my local provider (Don't want to call him out to fix it as it will cost me an automatic 50 Euros). I live in Spain. I have tried all sorts eg disabling IvP6 etc but no internet. Can anyone out there please help me.
Thanks, Jim

Answer:windows Vista "Unidentified Network" and"Local access only"

Are you using a VPN program? That sometimes makes the pc say local only. Can you open websites in IE or connect to the xp computer by tiping \computername in the adress bar. If you can don't worry. If not in routers web interface disable MAC address filtering.

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Hi

I run a computer repair business and today I have had numerous customers reporting an issue with Windows 7 not booting and just sitting on the "starting windows" screen

Just wanted to see if anyone else has had this today and if any idea of cause i.e. update etc?

Startup Repair fails to fix it

System Restore either won't complete or it completes and boots okay into safe mode, but then exact same issue trying to boot in to normal mode

Answer:Windows 7 stuck on "starting windows" screen

Tried Last Known Good Configuration yet?
Or clean startup Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup?
If you are servicing these machines, maybe it is some app you installed? Or are you only repairing and have nothing to do with setup? Any common apps/AntiVirus among them?

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