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Windows XP will not boot to desktop

Question: Windows XP will not boot to desktop

I got an error message that I had a corrupted file and I needed to place my Windows CD in the drive to correct the problem. I placed the disk into the drive and began reinstalling Windows when my computer shut down. Now everytime I place the Windows CD into the drive, the following message is received:

file\i386\NTKRNLMP.exe could not be loaded. The error code is 7.

Is it possibe to do anything to try and fix my computer, repair Windows, or even re-install Windows. Any assistance great appreciated

NOTE: By the way, my computer has no floppy drive!

Thank you.

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Preferred Solution: Windows XP will not boot to desktop

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Answer: Windows XP will not boot to desktop

you can reformat and reinstall a completely fresh version of windows or you can preform a repair on the os to fix any corrupt or missing files. if you would like to repair let me know what version of xp you have Home or Pro.

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Hi, Im getting infinite bootloops when i trying to do a clean install of windows 7 i did this with no CD just installation files from my old desktop and got no recovery disk or installation disk or what so ever if any could help me pls... thanks

Answer:windows 7 clean install from windows desktop, infinite boot loop

Hello RJ,

If you like, you could use OPTION ONE to create yourself a Windows 7 installation DVD or USB flash drive that you could boot from to do a clean install of Windows 7 with at boot instead. The TIP section tells you how to get an official Windows 7 ISO to create this from.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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There was a bad thunderstorm the other day and I lost power while my computer was on. This wasn't the first time this has happened so once I got power back, I turned my computer on again. It takes my pc 5 minutes to get to the desktop and while that took place, I lost power again. After I got power back and waited an hour to make sure it was going to stay, I turned my computer on. This time I saw a screen that told me Windows did not shutdown correctly and asked me to enter safe mode(or with networking or command prompt) or start normally. I chose to start normally but when it shows the Windows XP boot screen (http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/1...bootscreen.jpg) it seemed to hang. The bar on the bottom of screen kept going but I'd never get to the Windows XP login screen.

Seeing as how it appeared to be stuck to me, I manually rebooted the pc and I again was given options on how to start windows, I selected Safe mode this time but it gave me a list of what I assume it was going to be loading (a lot of .sys files and stopped at JGOGO.sys) but that too froze to me.

I then took out the Hard drive and placed it into another computer but it was the same thing, only this time it would reboot by itself.

I have a lot of important files on this drive and I'd really like to try to get this fixed (I'm hoping its not a hard drive problem)

Computer Information (more can be found under my user name):
Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3 (but I only have the Windows XP SP2 cd)... Read more

Answer:Windows XP won't boot to desktop

You can look at this post
http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...ys-425034.html

Basically it says to change the SATA port your hard drive is on to another port and try again

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Hey guys I was wondering if you could offer me some help and advice.

The thing is I was just browsing the internet when all of a sudden the computer decides to restart itself and then when it was loading up again decided to hang on the vista boot.

When turning it on I see all the usuals, HP load screen and then on to the hard drive check thing where the harddrive is listed and then where the operating system would usual load - the monitor just changes its resolution and stays on a blank screen. I don't hear any of the "welcome" sounds which vista gives so im presuming its not loading.

I have gave the computer a good clean which is was in great need of thinking that it may have just overheated as it has been left on for the past few days.
However this has not helped in the load matter yet has made it a lot quieter which I suppose is one benefit from this...

If anyone could offer any help or support it would be much appreciated!
(Was thinking the graphics card may have failed but surely I would still hear the vista load sounds?)

Answer:HP Desktop will not boot to windows

See if you can get into Safe Mode to do a System Restore. It sounds like you might have been in the middle of a Microsoft Update.

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recently i installed a new power supply, video card, and added a stick of memory to my computer.

while playing WoW yesterday it shut down and would not turn back on, so i opened the case to find that the main power from the PSU to the mobo was halfway unplugged, i plugged the wire back in and turned the computer back on but now it keeps shutting itself off before even reaching my desktop.

i think i may have short circuited something but i have no idea what i need to do to fix/repair this problem.
any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:will not boot windows desktop

Hello,

Try unplugging the power cable to your PSU for 2-3 minutes, then plug it back up and try again.

Try removing all unecessary hardware devices from your PC, including optical drives, sound card and extra RAM modules, leaving just your hard drive, one RAM module and graphics card connected (if you are using one).

Also try using another PSU.

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One night 5 weeks ago my All in One computer froze and after several hours I did a hard shut down. When I rebooted the computer would not boot and I received error 0x000000f. I bought Easy RE for windows 7 and it did not fix the problem. I used Gparted and was able to repair the boot files and then was able to get the computer to boot from several different ISO disks I keep on hand. Hiren's Boot disk being one of these. I tried copying files I need to save but this takes forever as I am not seeing specific files I would like to save. But I can see my Norton N360 backup and all the files seem to be in these folders. But copying these folders will take weeks. I gave up on this idea after a week of trying. After much online research and taking baby steps I can not boot to the windows logon screen. I type in my password and after a few hours the screen comes up and goes directly into check disk. I let this run the first time until it completed, I presently have chkdsk running a second time and this time I am taking pictures of the steps as they complete. I missed the first chkdsk final summary. After chkdsk the computer tries to load. But there is only a teal blue screen; and in the lower right hand corner it says this copy of windows in not genuine. I know for sure this is a legal copy of windows as it came installed on the computer. I have been able to run the repair disk with no success. I have been able to get to an elevated prompt when I try to run certain tasks but it ... Read more

Answer:Windows will not boot to desktop

Hi .. What chkdsk is meaning ?
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http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/fixing-windows-8-part-2-boot-desktop

can anyone help, i have never seen this option before?
 

Answer:windows 8 boot to the desktop??

That article is just showing what should have been an option, but it's not.
If you want to boot straight to desktop then you need to use a 3rd part program like startisback, classic shell or one of the many others out now.
 

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there is this delll optiplex computer with windows 7 that i am working on, when you power the pc, it boot to the the level that the user must click on the user name to boot to desktop. but once u click on the user it stops at the welcome screen and stays there for every until your power it off and on again before it is able to boot to desktop. i have tried restoring to the date before it this problem started but this did not work. can someone help me with a solution?
 

Answer:windows can not boot to the desktop

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Answer:New desktop will not boot into Windows 10

Added anything to this new PC before starting this process (hardware) anything connected except keyboard and mouse ? Since it is brand new i may think of sending it back it maybe hardware related. Unless want to go further and try some resolutions. What did shutting down and rebooting do so far for it ?

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I just received my PC and Windows 10 will not open. After bios starts the screen says, Hi there Let's get a few basic things out of the way. Asks for home country, language, keyboard layout, and time zone, then click on NEXT. Then I have a screen that says, Get going fast, click on USE EXPRESS SETTINGS. The screen then says Just A Moment with small white balls going in a circle above. At this point the screen goes black except for the white mouse pointer. I have tried two different monitors using the VGA port, one TV using the HDMI port, all with the same results.

Answer:New desktop will not boot into Windows 10

Added anything to this new PC before starting this process (hardware) anything connected except keyboard and mouse ? Since it is brand new i may think of sending it back it maybe hardware related. Unless want to go further and try some resolutions. What did shutting down and rebooting do so far for it ?

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My desktop Pavillion 500 will not boot up. I keep getting the circle of death on the screen.  I did manage to get to a page allowing diagnostics, but it keeps asking for a password. I have inputted the password I ususally use at start up, but that does not work and neither does my password for HP. Is there another password I should be using?

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I just received my PC and Windows 10 will not open. After bios starts the screen says, Hi there Let's get a few basic things out of the way. Asks for home country, language, keyboard layout, and time zone, then click on NEXT. Then I have a screen that says, Get going fast, click on USE EXPRESS SETTINGS. The screen then says Just A Moment with small white balls going in a circle above. At this point the screen goes black except for the white mouse pointer. I have tried two different monitors using the VGA port, one TV using the HDMI port, all with the same results.

Answer:New desktop will not boot into Windows 10

Added anything to this new PC before starting this process (hardware) anything connected except keyboard and mouse ? Since it is brand new i may think of sending it back it maybe hardware related. Unless want to go further and try some resolutions. What did shutting down and rebooting do so far for it ?

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There was a bad thunderstorm the other day and I lost power while my computer was on. This wasn't the first time this has happened so once I got power back, I turned my computer on again. It takes my pc 5 minutes to get to the desktop and while that took place, I lost power again. After I got power back and waited an hour to make sure it was going to stay, I turned my computer on. This time I saw a screen that told me Windows did not shutdown correctly and asked me to enter safe mode(or with networking or command prompt) or start normally. I chose to start normally but when it shows the Windows XP boot screen (http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/1...bootscreen.jpg) it seemed to hang. The bar on the bottom of screen kept going but I'd never get to the Windows XP login screen.

Seeing as how it appeared to be stuck to me, I manually rebooted the pc and I again was given options on how to start windows, I selected Safe mode this time but it gave me a list of what I assume it was going to be loading (a lot of .sys files and stopped at JGOGO.sys) but that too froze to me.

I then took out the Hard drive and placed it into another computer but it was the same thing, only this time it would reboot by itself.

I have a lot of important files on this drive and I'd really like to try to get this fixed (I'm hoping its not a hard drive problem)

Computer Information (more can be found in my computer specs section next to my user name):
Windows XP Professional 32-bit S... Read more

Answer:Windows XP won't boot to desktop

The power failure likely caused some data errors on your drive. You need to run chkdsk /r on it. You can do that by installing the drive as a slave into your other computer.

It is always a good idea to have your data backed up prior to running chkdsk with the /r switch.

You could also run chkdsk /r from a Recovery Console session but you can't back up your data that way so it would be riskier than the slave method.
 

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Hi I have installed windows 7 on my PC and now I find that the display freezes when leaving the desktop idle for a period of time. The only way to get back is to force a re boot to the PC. I thought maybe the installation went in wrong so I reformatted hard drive and re installed the operating system again. Re load my normal windows programs and thought all was well until it happened again.
So I thought I would look on the forums to see if any one else has a problem? Found this forum and now I don't feel so bad. I have tried some of the ideas in the above postings but still happens after a short period of time maybe 1/2 hours.
I did how ever look into system rating the PC in properties from the computer button on start programs and ran the system check. After a while the report on screen said Can not rate system at present Window driver problem! what ever this means? Maybe thats why we are having a problem with freezing? Help I do like Win 7 and would like to keep using it so I will keep an eye on this thread to see if any one has a fix? Thanks for reading Peter

Answer:Windows 7 desktop freeze then re boot

Your nv_agp driver isn't running. That is for your AGP slot to work well. You do have AGP style video card, right? Update the chipset drivers for your motherboard. Because now, it's only using PCI to PCI bridge. No good.

And you have Bonjour on your pc. Recommended to Google on how to remove.

Another recommendation: Open Computer (Windows Explorer), click uninstall or change a program. Use this to remove NVidia 3D Vision or similar.

Update your Steam. Unrelated, but I see it crashed on you. http://store.steampowered.com/about/

There are updates for your Adobe Reader.

Use msconfig (because easier for you than Regedit) from start menu. Copy and paste that into search box, hit enter. Go to startup tab.

Uncheck QuickTime Task, Adobe ARM, Adobe Reader Speed Launcher, Google Update. Hit ok.

Please fill in your system specs better if you are able to. Thanks.

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Windows 2000 (SP4) will not boot to the desktop.
The hourglass comes up and the desktop will
not appear. When I bring up the Task Manager, I
notice that a file called sysjava.exe is using lots
of CPU (65% to 95%). When I end that process,
the desktop appears. Any suggestions for resolving
this?
 

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From the Forums: Windows 8 feature - Boot to desktopTablet users probably love the new interface Microsoft created for Windows 8, but if you're using a laptop or desktop with mouse and keyboard, it could be quite frustrating to boot directly to the new Start screen. Some members of our forums probably felt the same way and began looking for a solution to their problem. In a recent forum post, Neowin member 'Fred 69' has found a way to boot directly to the desktop, without using any third party app. It's a built in Windows feature, although it's not an obvious one.The feature is hidden somewhere between the folder options. All you have to do is to go to options in any Explorer window, choose the 'view' tab and click on 'Restore previous folder windows at log-on'.The system will boot to the desktop at startup, but only if you leave an explorer window open at shutdown. It's still a great way if you don't want to use special software, such as Stardock's Start8.http://www.neowin.net/news/from-the-forums-windows-8-feature---boot-to-desktop

Answer:Windows 8 feature - Boot to desktop

didn't work for me ,but it's just a simple click of the desktop icon on the start screen to get to desktop anyway .

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but my usb device is not detected, or I canīt find it. I looked everything in my bios and the boot system up. the usb device with ubuntu on it is not detected although I used UNetbootin for win xp. I donīt know if its a hardware or software failure. please help :)

Answer:I want to boot Ubuntu from usb on my windows xp desktop.

Your hardware may not support a USB boot. The BIOS needs to support it.Do you have a boot option menu when you start the computer?

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This post has instructions on how to boot windows 8 to the desktop.
The alternate solution is the easiest.
It is toward the bottom of the page.
http://www.7tutorials.com/how-boot-desktop-windows-8-skip-start-screen
I actually use the startup folder in appdata rather than program data,
but it should work either way.
Remember to use the file that is not the executable file
in the startup folder.
If you use the executable,it will just open a window with the desktop
contents shown.
I used this file and a shortcut to media center to start media center on boot.
If you put media center in startup without the desktop file,metro
will stay on top and block it.
The download link is at the end of the post.
 

Answer:Boot windows 8 straight to the desktop.

Or you could just install Classic Shell: http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/

Adds the start button and boots to the desktop.
 

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Last night my wife shut down her desktop, and it froze. I turned it off manually (ctl-alt-del) wouldn't work. This AM, she turned it on, and it stops at "disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter". I tried using my Norton Internet Security disk - it just takes me to an A: prompt. I tried my Windows XP disk, and got to the Recovery Console, and ran CHKDSK, which said there were errors. Ran chkdsk /p, which took 2 hours to complete - still no go. It's an old computer (to be immediately replaced), but she had non-backed up data on her hard drive. There is also a second hard drive on the machine (where I back up my data). Is there any way I can somehow get into windows to transfer her files to the backup drive, which I'll then install in the replacement machine? If not, is there any way I can extract her data without going to a pro and paying through the nose? I do have a new laptop (hence this post) if that can be used in any way.

The machine is a Micron PII 933 mHz, running XP Home. Help!!!!

RBerne
 

Answer:Can't get desktop to boot up and launch Windows

You could take out the Hard drives and buy an Enclosure to put them in and then hook them up up your Laptop and get to the files that way.

Here's some Enclosures` http://www.usbtech.co.uk/catalog/default.php/cPath/17

Or if you have a friend with a PC put the Hard drive on theirs as Slave and get to the files that way.

This assuming that the Hard drive is just unbootable not damaged
 

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My mom's Dell Optiplex Desktop computer will not boot windows.
When you turn it on you get the Dell splash screen, then the screen askign you how you want to boot since last time it had an improper shutdown, if i select Normal or Last Known Good Configuration it will go to the Windows XP loading screen for a minute or so before the whole thing shuts off.
I can get it to boot to safe mode so I don't think the issue is with the HD.
I messed around with the RAM chips since she had several of different sizes from different manufacturers and the 256mb one that was likely original to the PC was able to get through the windows loading screen but it immediately goes to Check Disk and gets to ~15% before shutting off. It will not respond to my wireless keyboard to abort check disk, and I do not have a wired one available.

I have not seen it today, but last time I was working on it I got "Thermal Event" errors even after opening it up and cleaning the bejezus out of if. The thing is spotless inside and is not overheating due to dirt.

Any suggestions are welcome. I am going to see if I can find my old XP disk but I'm not optimistic that it'll turn up.

Thanks in advance
Labcat

Answer:Windows XP SP3 will not boot on Dell Desktop

as you can get into safe mode , have you tried a restore ?
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Restore PC to an Earlier Date & Time

Windows XP
Using System Restore in XP
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Answer:Now that we have the boot to desktop option. Are you using windows 8.1?

Frankly, there are a lot of things I'm hearing about 8.1 that's pushing me to stay on 8 at the moment.
 

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Hi,

I have a friend running windows 2000 and has done all of the updates and run virus scan and spybot search and destroy. When he boots up the computer will hang and not bring up the desktop icons or taskbar. He can go into task manager and start programs that way. Please help. Here is his log from hijackthis:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 6:11:15 PM, on 3/1/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\Tablet.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Evidence Exterminator\eraser.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Will\My Documents\My Received Files\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.ca/
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Answer:Windows 2000 won't boot to the desktop

Re-Scan with Hijack This, put a check mark next to all listed below, close all other programs and hit FIX CHECKED:

O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {4DF5B116-4FD9-4039-B377-1130953A980F} - (no file)
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE

I dont see anything that would cause that problem though.
 

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So I have had this trouble for a month now. I moved from my apartment to the new home I purchased and made certain I was the one to pack the computer, which was basically the last thing to go before we left.

At any rate, this was a custom built PC that isn't even a year old. All parts purchased in 2015. When i power on the pc normally it doesnt boot into windows, but actually every now and again i can actually get it to boot. I have tried various trouble shooting for this circumstance. Swapped ram around, removed CMOS, reseated video card, etc. It can't be the ram as I've tried every single chip and I have 4 ram chips. I don't have any other video cards, PSU, or motherboard to try out to rule out the problem. Any suggestions? It completely puzzles me as to why it will randomly boot up sometimes but 9/10 times it just sits there with a black screen. Oh and by the way I get no beep codes from the motherboard anymore. No beeps at all.
 

Answer:Desktop powers on but does not boot to windows.

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My desktop computer just crashed. When I turn it on it just stays at the huge DELL boot screen. Windows won't start or anything. No key strokes do anything, not F2, F12, or anything else I've tried.Windows Vista Home BasicDell manufactured (as mentioned)1 GB RAM, CPU ?I haven't tried any new websites or software in a long time, but my wife is always playing Flash media mini games (Yatzee, Diner Dash, Monopoly, etc from various sites) and don't know if it could be related. I run Norton scans regularly I have no idea what the problem could be. It was working fine, got shut down normally and won't restart.

Answer:Windows Vista won't boot on my desktop

Does it beep at all or give any sort of hexadecimal (A-F, 0-9) error/diagnostic code?

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wtf.

http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-said...-straight-to-desktop-in-windows-8-7000002219/
 

Answer:Windows 8 no scraight to desktop boot?

You WILL use Metro. You WILL like it. You WILL ask for more Metro. Repeat after me, "Metro is the best UI for an OS ever, only fools and Apple loving Communists could possibly think otherwise".
 

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Hi all, i want to get another SSD in addition to my current Windows 7 boot drive, and two boot drives with the same copy of Windows 7, or even have one on windows 7, and one on Windows 10. I want to do this to basically seperate my workflow into two categories, my audio production needs favor windows 7, but i want to use windows 10 for everything else so it would be great to have two boot drives in my desktop. Is it possible to use the windows 7 media that came with my pc, to install windows 7 on another hard drive(inside the same desktop), and then i guess upgrade to windows 10 while on the new boot drive so i essentially have the Windows 7 boot drive I am using right now and another drive with windows 10. can this be done? or I would need to buy a new copy of windows? I am wondering if I can do it with one license and disk. I mean the computer its running on is the same. And of course both hard drives wouldn't be running windows at the same time.

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After running the update my desktop is stuck in a failed automatic repair mode.  None of the recovery options function, no response with the F8 or F10 key.  What has happened and what can I do to get this machine fixed?

Answer:I ran a Windows 10 update and my Desktop will not boot up.

Always include PC model in your posts.
F8 doesn't work with Windows 10, and F10 never worked with any version of Windows on Dell PCs.  Only F12 works with Win 10.
If you didn't create a recovery drive, you will have to create a bootable USB with Win 10 and repair the installation. You can download the files for free from Microsoft.
Check for Win 10 recovery options here:
support.microsoft.com/.../windows-10-recovery-options

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My computer came with windows 7 and I got a free upgrade to 8 and everything has been good up until 2 weeks ago.....the computer won't boot. It tells me there's a problem and that it's collecting data and will restart automatically and also has the code 0xc000021a. I can't get it to boot into safe mode and I also can't get past the error screen it just keeps trying to boot up. What can I do

Answer:0xc000021a windows won't boot on my desktop

Here is a guide on HOW TO FIX THIS. I do not/have not used Windows 8 or 8.1, so cannot verify this guide.

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What are the advantages when we want to install Windows 7 from desktop or booting from CD?

Answer:Install Windows 7 from desktop vs boot from CD

Have a look through these tutorials linked below.


Clean Install Windows 7 from the Windows 7 Desktop

Clean Install Windows 7 from the Windows XP Desktop

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My computer was working just fine last night went to wake it up this morning. It now won't boot up, it will power on shows the blue hp screen then goes to a black screen with a little flashing line like a command prompt line. It let me run diagnostics says everything passed.
Also won't let me boot in safe mode or do system restore. It flashes some message between blue and black screen but to quickly to read.
I use this computer for school and ALL of my material and work is in it. Please help
 

Answer:Hp desktop windows vista 64 bit won't boot

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Hi 
 
I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium. After an Adaware install today, every time I restart the system, Windows  starts to load and then the system shuts down completely. Sometimes I will get to an MS Repair screen.with an additional option to start Windows normally. The Start up repair utility fails to find a cause. The system restart then fails and the system shuts down,  I am unable to reach my desktop at all
 
Please help
 
Thanks
 
Locksley

Answer:Windows 7 Boot Failure- Cannot get to my desktop

Hi,
Do you have the installation disk so that you can boot from that and try using the startup repair on the CD?
Keep us posted

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The pc stays on for about 1 second and repeating the process..i can't do anything within that 1 second
Pressing the f keys does nothing, This might be the final nail in windows 10 for me..first the freezing now
this.

Answer:windows update desktop cannot boot

If i could try to get a picture. Your machine is power off. You power it on, it starts but after about a second it dies. It may try this many times or you press the power and it does this. You don't see any vendor logo or "BIOS" type screens. Is this correct?

If so this is a hardware issue. Are you hearing any beeps as it starts? These beeps can tell you information. What is the detailed model number of your unit.

What I could recommend if you are into it, open your case. Ensure you ground yourself so you don't introduce a static discharge. You likely know this, I can never tell from oyur designation, static can end the life of certain computer parts. You might try reseating cards, cables etc. Given it a try.

If this doesn't work uninstall any addins you don't need. Extra drive, sound cards, etc. Try it. Then uninstall all memory except one stick, may have to reference manual to see what position the only stick needs to be in, try it. Try a different stick. Really important here that you don't have any static build up.

If this fails and you have one, test PSU. Maybe even take PSU to shop and let them test.

The freezing may have been the precursor to the failure. Hopefully it will be something as simple as a bad stick of memory that has failed.

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Please Help
My Computer Will Not Boot, The Black Screen With The Windows Xp And The Green Cursor Below It Appears Then It Goes Quickly To A Blue Screen,then A Black Screen, Then Right Back To The Windows Xp Screen, And Just Continues Over And Over, I Have Bought A New Computer, But Im Trying To Recover Some Files From The Old Hard Drive, Please Help
Thanks, Troy
 

Answer:Windows Xp Wont Boot,no Desktop

Howdy,

First can you get into Safemode by Tapping F8 on RE Start and getting a option screen up?
Also if you have another PC you can takeout the hard drive and put it on as a Slave drive and get to the files that way.
 

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I want to boot this thin client (t520-Win8 Emb) in desktop Mode."Navigation" tab on "Toolbar Properties" is missing.How can I do this?TIA

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Windows 2000 (SP4) will not boot to the desktop.
The hourglass comes up and the desktop will
not appear. When I bring up the Task Manager, I
notice that a file called sysjava.exe is using lots
of CPU (65% to 95%). When I end that process,
the desktop appears. Any suggestions for resolving
this?
 

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Happy New year to everyone herepowering on my Pc, it goes past the ME splash screen then gets to the boot options and sticks on the Safe mode prompt, which will not boot in to the desktop in either.I get past the Me spalsh screen logo, then I get message on a blue background with white text saying "Windows protection error. You need to restart your comptuer. System Halted." This is as far as it will go and I have to hit the case reset switch to reboot but its the same every time.As Getting into windows by using SafeMode is not possible, is there a way to recover and repair the damaged files/registry under windowsIn short can anyone tell me how to fix this if its possible. HDD tested ok using the mfr HDD diagnostic tool.Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me.

Answer:WinMe won't boot into Windows Desktop

You will need to boot up with a boot disk.click here

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I want to boot this thin client (t520-Win8 Emb) in desktop Mode."Navigation" tab on "Toolbar Properties" is missing.How can I do this?TIA

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Hi guys,

After suffering a nasty malware infection, I enabled DEP for all system processes, after having rebooted, DEP comes up right away saying it cant launch normal windows processes such as explorer.exe, winnit.exe. So I cannot even get to desktop or launch anything, even taskman is marked as a threat!

I put in the XP disc, rebooted and tried the recovery console, as per some suggestions on the web, I tried this command to force DEP off. Problem is recovery console does not understand the /raw switch.

bootcfg /raw /id 1 "/noexecute=AlwaysOff /NOPAE /fastdetect"

Can anyone chime in on this issue?

Thanks.
 

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So brand new x240, got it monday.   i dont think this is isolated to this particular x240 but i seem to have these issues on all my lenovo x/t-series.   Saw it on x200/201/220/230 and now x240 Basically I get these machine, build a reference image which is Windows 7 Pro, Windows update + Lenovo system update Aps loaded-Symantec AV-Malwarebytes-Office 2010-MySQL ODBC driver I would say the last 5 boot up, windows boots all the way to desktop, than it hour glass if you move the cursor towards the bottom task bar.   Desktop is clickable but nothing else.  Control-Alt-Delete does not bring up anything and it would hourglass for hours if i left the machine to test.     So far my only way out to to hold the power button down.   I thought this might be an issue with the restore media that I usually use but this is basically a new machine and windows is already acting weird.   Any suggestions on where to look ?  going to parse the logs on safe mode..   Any suggestions or ideas will be great..  

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I'm experiencing 4 minute boot times on my 64bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1 desktop.

If I use msconfig.exe to disable all startup services it doesn't seem to affect the boot time.

By contrast, the safe mode w/networking boot time is about 30 seconds.

I've run CCleaner and the malware troubleshooting steps at the Win 7 Malware Removal/Cleaning Procedure page and still am seeing the slow startup. The logs from RogueKiller, Malwarebytes, TDSSKiller, HitmanPro, and MGTools are attached.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Slow boot times on 64 bit Windows 7 desktop

You can rerun Hitman and have it remove what it found, but other than that, your logs are clean.

I suggest you post in the software forum for further assistance.

Since you are not having any malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:
We recommend you keep Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning/removal of malware.
Renable your Disk Emulation software with Defogger if you had disabled it in step 4 of the READ & RUN ME.
Go to add/remove programs and uninstall HijackThis. If you don't see it or it will not uninstall, don't worry about it. Just move on to the next step.
If running Vista, Win 7 or Win 8, it is time to make sure you have reenabled UAC by double clicking on the C:\MGtools\enableUAC.reg file and allowing it to be added to the registry.
Now go to the C:\MGtools folder and find the MGclean.bat file. Double click ( if running Vista, Win7, or Win 8 Right Click and Run As Administrator ) on this file to run this cleanup program that will remove files and folders related to MGtools and some other items from our cleaning procedures.
Any other miscellaneous tools we may have had you install or download can be uninstalled and deleted.
If you are running Win 8, Win 7, Vista, Windows XP or Windows ME, do the below to flush restore points:

Refer to the instructions for your WIndows version in this link: Disable And Enable System Restore​
What we want you to do is to first disable System Restore to flush restore points some of which could be infe... Read more

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Lets share a simple but working, reliable and awesome tip, that will let you boot directly into Windows 8 RP Desktop directly, without using 3rd party tool or using any script.

1. Move the Desktop Tile and place it in the top left corner of the Metro Start Screen, just below the Start text.

2. Reboot your Windows 8 and you will see the login screen. As usual, type in your local account or Windows Live account password. Just enter the password, don?t press the Next arrow or Enter key here.

3. Now press AND hold down the Enter key. In a few seconds, you will see your Windows 8 desktop appear Thus will have skipped Metro Start Screen smartly!

Try and check it yourself

Answer:Pioneer Way To Direct Boot To Desktop In Windows 8

Nice find, works when I tested it.

Although the start screen doesn't bother me at all, this will be useful for those that don't want to see the metro screen when they startup.

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Hi all, I have installed WDS on two machines here and really like the idea and even like the implementation but I am getting a lot of crashes on bootup: WDS Tray Report to Microsoft kinda error. Is that normal? It seems this product is still under development, as I tried
1. WindowsDesktopSearch-KB917013-XP-x86-enu.exe
and then just a few weeks later:
2. WindowsDesktopSearch-KB926356-V2-x86-ENU-6.0.5414.0.exe
There does not seem to be an about in the interface so its hard to tell what's what, but the latter install seems to be newer. not sure.
Anyone out there understand this cool tool?
I am running XP PRo with the latest SP and updates.

I also have windowblinds5 installed on all machines...seems to be somekinda tray problem.
thanks!!
BS

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With the latest BIOS, I do not see any way to instruct the Desktop, Inspiron 3252, Windows 10 to see the USB ports on boot-up.  I want to boot into a simplified linux o/s, but nothing in the BIOS appears to allow selecting the USB for boot, nor by directly calling F12 to offer the USB port for boot-up.

Answer:Desktop, Inspiron 3252, Windows 10, how do I boot from USB?

Hi,Welcome to our community.We’ll surely try to assist you. Rest assured you’ve reached the right department. To access the boot options, access BIOS and then select boot, under the boot option you’ll surely find the options to change the boot priority. Below is the image of the boot priority optionsIf the above options did not fix the issue, we request you to post your concern on the Linux forums.

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So I was shutting down my computer and it did an automatic update, and I left to go do something. I came back with my brother on it and unable to Boot Windows 10, it just takes me to the UEFI Bios Screen, I don't think it's hardware, and apparently it happen while my brother was on the computer. Anybody know the problem/solution?
 

Answer:What's wrong with my Desktop? Windows 10 won't boot after update

Welcome to PCHF
On a clean machine, please download FRST 64bit or FRST 32 bit and save it to a flash drive. Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.
If you are using Windows 8 or 10 consult How to use the Windows 8 System Recovery Environment Command Prompt to enter System Recovery Command prompt. If you are using Vista or Windows 7 enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.
Note: In case you can not enter System Recovery Options by using F8 method, you can use Windows installation disc, or make a repair disc. Any Windows installation disc or a repair disc made on another computer can be used. To make a repair disk on Windows 7 consult: https://pchelpforum.net/resources/create-a-windows-7-rescue-disc.114/ To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:
Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Click Repair your computer.
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Hi all,

I've got a desktop running Win10 64-bit that fails to boot.

It will boot to the "spinning circles" loading screen, but after that finishes I don't get the login screen, just a black screen with no cursor...?

The 3 System Restore Points stored on the machine all fail, the command prompt sfc /scannow command reports no issues, I've tried the fixboot and fixmbr commands....any other suggestions? The machine belongs to a local museum and has a LOT of files on it, so I am really hoping I won't have to wipe and reinstall everything.

Answer:Windows 10 desktop won't boot to login screen?

When you typed fixboot and fixmbr, did you run them from C:?

Anyway, do you have backup? If not, make one. Kyhi's Recovery tools is good option. Make bootable USB drive from ISO and run Macrium reflect, make image of selected drive to external one.

On Kyhi's drive there is also Minitool partition wizard, which is good at fixing booting problem.

Can you boot to safe mode?

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I downloaded an update for transferring files to my Android phone. At completion it told me I needed to run setup.exe which wasn't the name of the program I downloaded so I told it to ignore. The it background downloaded a bunch of programs without permission and told me it needed to restart. I went to MSCONFIG and set the computer to load in Safe Mode w/ Networking so I could run my anti-virus and anti-malware and remove the items it downloaded, but after restart the computer failed to load.

I have left unplugged for over 24 hours and didn't help. According to HP site my computer can't load from disc without telling it to from boot menu which I cant get to.
I push power and I hear power source fan start. The led lights up for about 30-45 seconds and goes out. Makes no beeps or other sounds at all.

Please help...
 

Answer:HP Pavilion 500-023W Desktop windows 10 (WILL NOT BOOT)

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I tried to download a usb password burn from my new windows 8 hp to my old dell that i couldnt access and now my new pc says i dont have bootmgr. Didi just loose evrrything????/ pleade help i need to system restore and get my new computer running again

Answer:boot manage dissapeared from my new windows 8 desktop. help

What is a "usb password burn"?

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I just purchased an Inspiron 3252 desktop with Windows 10.  I want to run a Linux distribution from it's LiveDVD only, not install it.  After I do a burn image from the ISO to a DVD and then try to boot it just boots back into Windows 10 again.  I looked in the BIOS but didn't see anything about boot order, etc.. 

Any help in helping me boot from a DVD in Windows 10 would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

Answer:Desktop, Inspiron 3252, Windows 10, how do I boot from dvd?

http://www.howtogeek.com/175641/how-to-boot-and-install-linux-on-a-uefi-pc-with-secure-boot/

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Hello, I'm going to try and explain this problem I'm having in detail. I do know quite a bit about computers, so for anyone with an answer, feel free to reply in "intermediate" if you will, computer talk. So, one day everything was fine, I was talking with a friend on skype and then "BAM", the screen goes blank and I'm left with nothing. I noticed that the computer might have just restarted itself, so I boot it back up, and unfortunately, it takes me to this repair windows 7 page. Of course, as skimpy as Microsoft is, it can't recognize the problem and advices that I shut down. This also, does nothing. So there are some more options that I try including System Restore, which got pissy and didn't end up working. Something like - Cannot restore windows to an earlier date, please try a different time slot. Anyway, I really need a way to fix it, I'll list my computer's specs below and I had a ton of important stuff on it, so losing it would be quite disappointing. I appreciate anyone who had time to read over my oversized post, and has a reply in mind.

Basic Specs [Didn't want to go into detail]:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE
RAM: 8 GB Patriot Sector 5 DDR3 1333MHz
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 470
Motherboard: Asus (I forget the model)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W

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So as the title says, for some reason this pc has started to take a few minutes to boot after the desktop shows up but before that the system boots fast.

Have a 1tb seagate sata3 drive as the main drive, yes yes i know i should get a ssd but now is not the time, in the mean time i'd like to figure out what could be causing these slowdowns.
After booting is complete the system runs fine, no direct slowdowns of any sort.

What's been tried:
No viruses, no spyware
Not a bad hdd, been testing that
Removed unnecessary processes/programs from running, most of them set to manual if the system needs them.
Defraged, slight speed increase
Defraged registry, only a few times if it's been needed.

Programs starting at bootup:
Comodo IS
Cacheman, tweaking program
Bluetooth app
Smartdoctor, info app for my graphics card
Asus AI suite II, have uninstalled and reinstalled this app but to no change, tested speed with and without it.

Hopefully i've added enough info to start finding some issues.

Answer:Slow boot after desktop shows but not before, windows x64

I would suspect your AV software first although Comodo IS is unfamiliar to me so its just a guess having seen similar problems with AVG and Kaspersky IS until bug fixes arrived. If you're feeling brave, disable it and reboot.

Other than that, I've seen issues with plugged in USB devices, so try unplugging everything apart from the mouse and reboot.

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After installing the latest nvidia driver for the gtx580 I get the message,,,windows desktop manager had stopped working. It happens every boot. After searching the net...I reverted to an aero theme,,,same problem,,reinstalled the latest driver again, same problem, run sfc /scannow, no reported issues, but same problem. Checked under services and it is set for automatic setting. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

Answer:Windows desktop manager fails at EVERY boot

Can you System Restore to before you installed the driver?

Establish a Clean boot disabling the unneeded Nvidia bloatware and everything else in msconfig>Startup and >Services (after Hiding all MS Services) besides AV, any synch, stickies or Gadgets. The rest are freeloaders.

Work through the other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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Hello again BC Community:
 
I researched this problem last summer and can’t remember how I resolved it, or which tool I downloaded on recommendation that did fix it (either from the BC site a/o elsewhere). But, once again, whenever I turn on my pc using Windows XP Pro/32 edition, that ridiculous window folder pops up on my desktop for the C:\Windows\Sytstem32 folder. I always close it and go on about my business but it is really getting annoying again.
 
I know it has to do with my registry, I've heard about the quick fix, xp_system32opens.vbs, which is suppose to tell me if the script can fix my issue, or not. Plus other suggestions from geeks in Google, etc. But, I don’t like going into my registry at all. Especially to determine values. Even with Regedit backing me up in case I screw up, I prefer to stay out of there on my own!
 
Is there any easier way to resolve this? I’m sure this issue has already been addressed in the BC Forums before. If a thread solution already exists, could someone please send me that link?
 
I remain open to all other suggestions as well!
 
Thanks again. You guys are great!
 
Re,
 
/MH~
 
 

Answer:C:\Windows\System32 folder on desktop every time I boot up.

This may work, if you don't want to tackle the offending registry keys.
 
Kelly's Korner
 
Line 260 - right hand side
 
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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have a dell inspiron i3847 desktop - bought May 25, 2016. When I hit start button, machine powers up and light stays on, but hard drive light goes off after 15 seconds and no Windows boot. What could the problem be and is there a fix

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Hi All, I hope someone can help.
I have a packard bell desktop from 2007 with windows vista. I've not used it for a long time as I bought a laptop but now I want to take all my old photos etc off the desk top.
When I switched in on a black screen came up with the title 
American Megatrends
Ambios © 2005 American mega trends inc.
 
Press F2 to run set up
Press F8 for BBS POPUP
Press F12 to reboot from network 
And various other F options
I pressed F2 to run set up but it took me to a page with Various options but whichever I press
non will reboot the machine.
Can anyone help
 
Thanks 
 

Answer:Desktop not used for a long time won't boot up windows vista.

Hi collywobbles, to the Bleeping Computer Community.
Since your desktop was not used for a long time but on early splash gives you a setup screen which means there is no problem with the board and power itself, try first going to your BIOS setup (press F1, Del, F2) and then see if your hard drive is detected then load default setup the function key is usually found on the low/right windows of the BIOS menu. Double check the date and time is current and or change manually then save and exit.
 
If nothing happens, the CMOS battery might be dead or weak. Removing this battery for a couple of minutes or replacing it would reload the default hardware settings. Make sure to manually change the BIOS time/date again next time or see previous suggestion above. By doing this, you would need to open the side casing while computer is powered off and unplugged. It would also be worth checking and or reseating the hard drives cables are well fitted.
 

A CMOS Battery
 
If you need to be straight forward on getting the data without messing with the desktop anymore, using a USB enclosure and then connecting it to your laptop would be also another option, see more information on enclosures.

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Hiya,
I can boot up as far as windows desktop and all seems normal but after a few seconds windows shuts down to protect itself. It runs ok in SAFE mode. Does anyone have any ideas how I can fix it?

Answer:Running Vista I can boot up as far as the desktop but then windows closes down

Please boot into Safe Mode with networking and do the following. Please use the following link to provide us with information about your computer so that we can assist you.How to Publish a Snapshot using Speccy Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size. Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.

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Hi. I am the IT Admin at a small school. We have several desktop windows 10 PC's that run with roaming accounts. A continuing problem has been that during the first class, students boot up their computers and log in to a roaming account stored on a Windows Server 2012 machine. Usually 1 to 3 random computers will not be connected when they do this so their account opens blank.Windows server is acting as the DHCP Server, but sometimes these computers don't get the IP address and are set to the defaults. The only way I have found to fix this after a student has logged on is to run the commands ipconfig /release and /renew. After I have done this, they have to sign off and sign back in to access their documents.This issue is hard to track down. I just got a new smart gigabit switch and set all the computer ports to "fastlink" The server is connected to the same switch.This issue happens from time to time on all computers, but I notice that staff computers that are left on all the time never have this problem. Could it be that all the computers getting addresses at once overloads the DHCP server? Is their a setting I should change to get them to keep the same address. I imagine setting the addresses statically would fix the problem, but I would rather not have to change them every time I reconfigure the network.Thanks for the help!-Joel

Answer:Windows Desktop PC Doesn't get DHCP address on boot

What is the distance from the server for these of that can effect it. It's possible it's overloaded cant you assign static IPS that way you know were the PC is for each ip

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Long Story. PLEASE HELP ME !!
I am facing a weird problem in my past 15 years of experience. Though I am not a techie, but most of the times I have managed to solve the problem myself and by googling. So now here is the situation. My PC had an encounter with BSOD last week. Although, I managed to backup my data through my spare PC, but I am facing tons of errors while installing windows. At first place, I was facing problem in installing Windows 7, was not able to get past windows installation screen (where we choose to upgrade or custom install). There were problems like I was getting error 0x80070057 and others. Anyhow i used diskpart and used command ?clean? ?clean all? and others to make my hard disk able to install windows. Now the real problem !! I have installed Windows 7 ten times and Windows 10 twice, but no matter which windows I install, I am not able to see my desktop. While installing Windows 7, the screen stuck on ?Windows is finalizing settings?, even that I was able to past through but it wont show the desktop and when it boots, it starts repairing automatically.

The same thing happened while installing windows 10, I was stuck at ?Just a moment? and the loop continued. There is something that is hindering my computer to boot to desktop. I don?t know in detail how to deal with such deep problems, so I am posting here, I hope I would find solution for my problem. And yeah, I have checked my hard disk (WD 1 TB Black) with my spare PC and it shows the drive in M... Read more

Answer:HELP !! Unable to boot to Desktop no matter which Windows I install

Have you tested memory? Windows setup loads into memory and you have errors since the beginning.

You can use some linux distro like Ubuntu or Memtest directly.

MemTest86 - Download now!

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Beginning this morning, when I boot my Surface Pro 3 128G, the Windows 10 tiles that normally show when hitting the start button now show on the desktop and not my desktop icons. I am unable to close the tiles and see my desktop. In the past I have been able to resolve most issues, but this one has me stumped. Can anyone help?
 

Answer:Windows 10 Tile show when I boot up and not my desktop icons

I found this thread on Microsoft's website. Sounds exactly like your problem and other people are saying the solution worked for them.
First right click on the start menu bottom left corner. Type an s in the search field and settings will pop up, then go to systems then tablet mode turn off tablet mode to get back your desktop with icons or keep on tablet mode for the live tiles only Click to expand...
 

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Hi. I am the IT Admin at a small school. We have several desktop windows 10 PC's that run with roaming accounts. A continuing problem has been that during the first class, students boot up their computers and log in to a roaming account stored on a Windows Server 2012 machine. Usually 1 to 3 random computers will not be connected when they do this so their account opens blank.Windows server is acting as the DHCP Server, but sometimes these computers don't get the IP address and are set to the defaults. The only way I have found to fix this after a student has logged on is to run the commands ipconfig /release and /renew. After I have done this, they have to sign off and sign back in to access their documents.This issue is hard to track down. I just got a new smart gigabit switch and set all the computer ports to "fastlink" The server is connected to the same switch.This issue happens from time to time on all computers, but I notice that staff computers that are left on all the time never have this problem. Could it be that all the computers getting addresses at once overloads the DHCP server? Is their a setting I should change to get them to keep the same address. I imagine setting the addresses statically would fix the problem, but I would rather not have to change them every time I reconfigure the network.Thanks for the help!-Joel

Answer:Windows Desktop PC Doesn't get DHCP address on boot

What is the distance from the server for these of that can effect it. It's possible it's overloaded cant you assign static IPS that way you know were the PC is for each ip

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Since the infamous November Update, my setting to boot straight to desktop from start-up works but when I put the pc into sleep mode and wake it up, I now have to log on. Can anyone help please

Answer:Windows Update Upset Boot Straight to Desktop

Go to Power Options under System Setup and uncheck the

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My desktop computer has windows 7 (32-bit). That problem is that the computer is taking about 5 minutes to boot. I have been experiencing this problem for the past few months. I tried running my Norton 360 antivirus full system scan but that did not solve the problem. I haven't done anything else to solve the problem.
 
My computer specifications are as follows:
 
OS: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit SP1
 
CPU:  Intel Core i3 2100 @ 3.10GHz
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
 
RAM:  4.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
 
Motherboard: Intel Corporation DH61WW (LGA1155 CPU 1)
 
Graphics: VA1703wSERIES ([email protected])
                2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 (Undefined)
 
Storage:  465GB Seagate ST500DM002-1BD142 ATA Device (SATA)
 
Optical drives: No optical disk drives 
 
Audio:  Realtek High Definition Audio
 
 I would be grateful if someone helps me to expedite the matter.  
 

Answer:My desktop computer (which has windows 7) takes a long time to boot

Hi and welcome to BC
 
Have you try to disable some unwanted startup programs?

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Hello. I tried to speed up the boot up process by taking some applications out of the start menu/inital lunch mode as the PC boots up. However, what has happenned is that I have inadventently caused the following problem: When I start the PC and Windows 7 loads, it shows normal initializing screens then goes black for 10/15 mins prior to getting to the desktop, and then the PC runs fine. The mouse/cursor is visible and moves as I command, but nothing else.

Any ideas on how to fix this? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows 7 boot, 10/15-mins of black screen, then desktop appears

Use your OS/recovery disk to run system repair.
 

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This is a problem that I'm sure others must be familiar with. On any of my windows installs, on any computer a problem eventually arises; after boot, after the desktop has loaded, windows becomes almost unresponsive. This happens both on my XP and Vista machines. On XP, the whole taskbar will become completely unresponsive for maybe a minute; the start menu wont open, no taskbar icons will load in this time, taskmanager wont open in this time, nothing happens.

It would be one thing if the system appeared to be actually doing something in this time, but I don't think it is. Once it unfreezes the system finishes loading any startup apps as normal and things go on, but it is really annoying. What the hell is windows doing in this time?

Vista's behavior is similar, except the system will open whatever program you ask it to, it's just the two (or three) "system" icons in the system tray that dont respond. ie: you cant change the power plan, the little window will open, but is unresponsive (and same thing for the network icon)

I am posting both problems in the same thread because they seem related, but any help with either would be greatly appreciated. Even a "hey! I have that problem too!" post is appreciated, it would get more attention to this problem.
Also, just a note: I do not have a crap load of startup items or anything, and I do have all the latest windows updates and bla bla bla...
 

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Good evening everyone. Recently my office purchased parts for a new computer. Said parts were not defective, as we were able to pass the POST and install Windows 10 onto a new 1 TB Sandisk SSD. The problem is that, after downloading updates, the computer will display the Windows 10 icon with the spinning dots briefly, then black screen and remain unresponsive. I haven't been able to boot into safe mode or troubleshooting unless I deactivate the boot priority for the SSD that Windows is on so that the DVD I have of Windows 10 can boot up. I've tried formatting the drive and re-installing Windows 10, but, after the second time that this happened, I thought I'd post my troubles here.
CPU = i7-5820K
Mobo = ASRock X99 Extreme4 (tom's hardware approved 2014)
RAM = 8x8GB G.Skill DDR4-2133
GPU = Gigabyte's Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
If there's anything else I need to provide, please let me know.

Answer:Can't boot to desktop after applying Windows 10 updates, clean build

Please try changing the Boot to LEGACY from UEFI. Let us know if it worked.

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I have an issue where windows hangs on the boot screen (window icon). My PC began rebooting and crashing recently and this is the final straw where it will not load.

I have multiple hard drives, so I can install windows onto another drive. My question is: how do I get access to the content on the main drive's user folders? Will it be locked, or will I be free to access it?

Answer:Windows will not boot. How do I backup user folders/desktop content?

Just remove this drive, fit another with an OS on it, or install one, and then reconnect the problem drive and reboot. Providing the drive has not failed completely you should then be able to start copying off your files. Alternatively you could just boot a live CD, such as Puppy Linux and start copying straight away.

EDIT - just ensure your new disk is first in the BIOS boot order.

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Hello Everyone,
I have a problem where I turn on my pc and get error code 0xc0000225. It's and Acer desktop I bought July (2013) for a little B-Day present . But now it stopped working. I can't take it to a repair shop because
1. I'm not a fan of them
2. They tend to take like a week :I
I need it soon I'm only using my other laptop. I make like intro/outro's for people and I have one person who asked me a week ago which I feel bad about. Plus all my school work is on there and my dad also has his job documents nothing can be erased on there.
Thanks for your time,
Heshanth

Answer:Windows 7/8 Acer Desktop, Boot error code 0xc0000225

Hi,

Use your 8 install DVD or USB key:

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Vista Home Premium, I power it on & no matter the choice(s), it still will not go to the desk top.
I asked the owner when she last had it on & she told me about a week ago.
First thing I see is the Gateway screen with Boot menu F 10 & BIOS Settings F2.
Next screen shows Windows Boot Manager with 20 seconds to choose options.
One option says Windows Vista Home Premium (recovered)
Windows Error recovery is next screen & so on.
 

Answer:Friends Windows Vista Home Premium won't boot to desktop

Maybe a hard drive failure...
 

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Hi Community, I was trying to restore my desktop back to its orginal factory settings but through the process, it encountered an error and the system restarted. When the desktop is back on, the only page it offered was the 'Windows Boot Manager' page (As seen in the picture below). It says to insert the Windows Installation disc which not only do i not have, but also the A300 desktop does not have a disc/disk drive for me to insert any disc. I have googled for any solutions but all of them require me to insert the disc which i clearly have no ways to do so. How am i suppose to proceed from here to get my desktop working again?  Thank you in advance for any kind responses.

Answer:[HELP] A300 Desktop Stuck at Windows Boot Manager Page

Hi lyl
 
The hard disk MBR seems to be corrupted
 
Kindly boot the desktop into BIOS by pressing F1 key and then press F9 to load default settings and after this press F10 to save and exit.
 
Check if the system works or recovery from hard disk runs, to run the recovery after the system power on press F2 key and check if the recovery works fine.
 
If the issue continues then you may need to contact the support center.


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My friend has a compaq presarios sr 160 computer that won't boot to desktop. It gets to a screen that show compaq with the following options:
(ESC = boot menu) (F1 = Setup) (F10 = System recovery)
I tried to get into setup (bios) but it won't let me. Apparently when it gets to that screen it just freezes. Try booting to the cd with no luck. Any idea what would cause this?
 

Answer:Cann't boot to windows desktop( Can't even get into bios, freezes before it's possibl

Re: Cann't boot to windows desktop( Can't even get into bios, freezes before it's pos

Have you tried esc and selected last known good configuration? If so, what happens?
 

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Hi, about a week ago my computer was acting strange (windows aero and gadgets had stopped working) so I restarted it. When it booted back up my wallpaper came up but my icons and gadgets did not, then a window saying windows explorer had stopped working popped up, and then my entire screen turned a solid color (generally white - light blue).

I booted into safe mode and everything seemed to work, ran a scan with norton and found nothing. I then tried a clean boot with the same problem. After that I did a system restore with a restore point from a few days ago that seemed to do the trick. Everything booted up correctly and I figured it was done.

Then, in the middle of the night last night (3:07 to be exact) my computer came out of sleep for "crucial system updates". When I got to it in the morning windows was acting weird again (most of the system buttons were gone and parts of my wallpaper were blacked out). I tried restarting and the windows explorer problem popped up. Frustrated I immediately booted into safe mode and restored to a few days ago and everything seems to work.

I'm kind of worried now, I can't think of any link between the two occurrences and have not visited any sketchy websites or downloaded anything aside from drivers for my graphics card. In fact all I've done on my computer all week is download some drivers, visit well known sites like YouTube and Craigslist, and play a few games (need for speed hot pursuit and Dark Souls 1 and... Read more

Answer:Windows Explorer Stops Working After Boot, Desktop Unusable

Hi -

See if System Restore can help.

Run Windows System Restore - choose a restore point prior to the trouble starting (from < last week). Be sure to check the box on lower-left of System Restore screen to show restore points >5 days old.

Windows System Restore - Restore your System (Windows 8.1, 8, 7 & Vista)

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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EDIT: I just noticed in your post that you already ran System Restore.

The only thing I can think of that may yield a clue to the Explorer crashes is WERCON (Windows Problem Reports).

Bring up the Reliability Monitor and check on the Explorer crash reports -
START | type perfmon /rel

Additional info - Windows Reliability Monitor - (Windows 8.1, 8, 7 & Vista)

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I read the sticky on what to do before posting but unfortunately I can't get to my desktop to get the info. I figured I would just list my specs.

Gigabyte Z77-DS3H
Intel core i3 2120
Nvidia GTX 560 Ti
8 GB RAM
Crucial 128 GB SSD (drive with the OS files)
Seagate 2 TB Hard Drive
Windows 10 64-bit

I was using my computer like normal, I walked out of the room for about an hour and when I walk back in I see the automatic repair and diagnosing screens loop on my computer. I had not installed any new drivers for any of my devices recently either, the only thing I could think of is a windows automatic update. I tried most of the alternative startup methods from the options. Tried system restore, it kept giving me errors. Tried to refresh it and it gave me an error. I am getting the error message of Automatic Repair could not repair your computer and it displays the log file "E:\WINDOWS\System32\LogFiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt"
I found this odd because my E: drive does not contain my OS files, my C: drive does. I go to the command prompt from the recovery console and open up the log file srttrail.txt it shows one error (0x490) a recent driver installation or upgrade may be preventing the system from starting. I open up bcdedit and it shows that none of my defaults are to my C: drive like they should be. Again odd, I change them to the C: drive, close out of the command prompt and restart again. Still doesn't work. I check in my bios, my C: drive is no longer list... Read more

Answer:Possibly a windows update error preventing boot up to desktop?

In the RE (Recovery Environment) Windows will many times not be on the C: drive like it is in Windows.
There are at least one maybe two Hidden Partitions that are labeled System that have no drive letter in Windows, these partitions hold the Boot information.
In the RE they may be given a Drive letter and push the OS partition to a lower drive letter (ie) E:
In the RE Command Prompt type the drive letter E: and press enter. Type DIR and press enter, to confirm that there is a Windows directory in the E: drive. Now type chkdsk /R and press enter. Now type a Y for Yes and restart the computer. Check Disk should run at next bootup. It will take a while. Try starting normally. If that fails back in the RE run the BCEdit commands from the E: drive.

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Hey guys there is a problem with my computer acer aspire desktop pc
It happened directly after running ccleaner registry fixer, at which point nothing would load as if the file associations in the registry became corrupt. Microsoft word was bringing up an install wizard and things suchas msconfig.exe and cmd.exe could not be found. When i restarted the computer a blank welcome screen appeared and the "welcome" text has changed to some form of windings, that disappears leaving a welcome screen background and a mouse pointer, the screen flashes on and off every 10 seconds.

I do have an acer recovery disk but it doesnt work for some reason, i have also tried system resotre but there were no restore points, icannot access the desktop of the computer so i had to use startuo recovery

Startup recovery found an error and asked my to reboot, but the same events occured. It then found nothing atall after that. I then booted from a usb a system recovery tool that found nothing wrong but allowed me to view the computer and now i can access all of the partitions and have copied over important + relevant folders via usb. But as i saidm i can now access everything on the hardrive, is there anything i can delte and redownlod and copy over?

This is the screen i am greeted with.
http://i.imgur.com/XUfi6Y8.jpg
Please help me

Answer:Windows 7 ultimate x64 reaches blank welcome screen on boot,no desktop

This really sounds like intentional damage to annoy the user. Why?
- Deleted file associations
- Weird behaviour
- Deleted or replaced system fonts
- Deleted cmd
- Deleted all system restore points (or have you disabled system restore in the first place?)

You tried:
- Acer recovery disc
- Startup recovery

Your options:
- Wait for other members to suggest less destructive ideas on how to fix this
- Try to revert all this damage somehow manually, which will be difficult and might be impossible

I would suggest:
- Now that you can access your drive, back up everything you want to keep on an external hard drive or USB stick.
- Perform a clean install

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Hello,
 
Yesterday I allowed Windows Update to install whatever it was nagging me about, this was about 6am I think.  After the restart so it could finish the installations I found that it took ages to boot back into Windows, at which point launching and using any program is sluggish to the point of nearly being unusable.  A window slowly fades in, takes about four seconds.  Firefox, which I'm using now, takes just as long to open a tab, and typing is delayed just enough that I have to wait for the sentence to catch up.  Also, Yahoo has become my default search engine, I don't know if this is directly related but it's suspicious anyway.  I work in Photoshop which is absolutely impossible at this point.  I tried restoring back to September 5th, which reportedly succeeded, but has made no change.  I wrote down the boot process this morning as it slogged past:
-7:35: Digits pop up on a black screen 98 B4 99 92 99 A2 A3 A2 A3 (seem to be the same numbers that appear, though not this slowly) It takes a few minutes to go through all of them, then it sits on A3 until-
-7:55 Goes black.  Some time after this, maybe a minute or so, the 'MSI Military Class II' logo slowly, slowly loads in chunks from the top, this takes about 30 seconds.
-8:01: Logo slowly fades to black, about 10 seconds.
-8:06: A blinking prompt appears, disappears after a few minutes, reappears
-8:12: Goes black.
-8:46: Login finally appears, I'd checked on 'No GUI' in th... Read more

Answer:Win7 Desktop ridiculously slow after Windows Update, 1 hour boot

Update:  I restarted again, I let it install whatever updates it had lined up, presumably the same ones I reverted from.  I took out half of my RAM and turned it back on, it booted up perfectly fine and went straight to Windows without a problem.  I restarted again, put the RAM back and it's still working.  I can only assume that one of the updates installed incorrectly and it was fixed the second time around.  I'm still having issues with USB it looks like, but that's probably not an 'Am I Infected' issue.  I suppose this can be closed. 

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Hi,
I have installed Symantec Desktop Encryption software and encrypted the disk with OS(Local disk C). I remember the passphrase and the Whole disk recovery token. After the encryption was complete, I rebooted the system. It booted normally and asked to enter passphrase. I entered it correctly and then the screen goes blank.
My laptop is lenovo y700 with Windows 10 Home. I tried changing the boot mode to legacy and rebooted the system. I entered the passphrase and it now shows a black screen with cursor blinking.
I found this link after googling - support.symantec.com com/en_US/article.TECH149455. html (cannot post the url)
But, I am not sure about how to use the recovery disk image.
Could someone please help me out of this situation.
Thanks in advance.

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When booting my HP Pavilion A1410N desktop PC (windows XP), I get a screen with a message saying something like "We apologize, but we cannot boot your PC...may be a recent hardware or software change". If I let it go, it keeps trying to reboot and coming back to the same screen. I was able to run some tests and got the following error code: HD521-2W. Some other highlights:

- Hard drive: Samsung SP2004C
- Self test status: 7 (completed with the read element of the test failed)
- Passed the CPU & Memory test, but got the HD521-2W error code with the other tests, including the 'short self-test'
- 2 days before problem, uploaded an HP upgrade.
- 1 day before problem, got a 'possible worm' message from McAfee. Ran their diagnostics and it came up with 1 possible problem file but nothing 'serious'.
- Wasted $50 talking to HP help desk yesterday. They told me I need a new hard drive, but it seemed the guy was just reading a manual, and just took some basic steps before telling me it must be the hard drive.

I'd sure like to be able to fix the problem without losing data on my hard drive.

Thanks,

davmar57
 

Answer:Solved: Can't boot HP Pavilion Windows XP Desktop. Error code: HD521-2W

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Hi there
thank goodness --for the moment you can get the benefits of W8 with a DESKTOP presented after boot (although metro is there too of course) --but it starts in the desktop. The trick is to use W2012 SERVER !!!.

Read the remark on the installation choice if you are goung to try it -.

Note using a server as a desktop OS is a bit fiddly to configure --worthwhile once you've done it --but remember SOME of your programs might not work because you are on a server. Most "Normal" ones will. Acrinis backup won't --it wants the server version --but just use the stand alone bootable version !!

For screenshots I've got them in this thread over at W7 forums --I installed it as a VM on W7 -- didn't want TWO "Preview" os'es running on top of each other. !!

You can download W2012 server --doesn't need any keys --expiry same as W8 Release preview.

Here's the link second post in the thread.

note ist time I tried it failed --hence the title of the thread !!!!! but after a bit of fiddling it's fine and install time around 10 mins on a decent laptop (8GB intel I5 Sony VAIO)..

Windows 2012 server Release Candidate fails install with vmware rel 8 - Windows 7 Forums

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:REAL Boot to desktop Windows 2012 Server !!! works fine !!

I'll go for it as my desktop OS !

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Need assistance with this problem. When booting system sometimes I hit F9 to select boot device, when I want to boot from dvd or usb. Before you say I can list boot devices in bios I know this, the problem Is UEFI and Legacy my UEFI system is not secure boot and for whatever reason I have to F9 and manually select usb or dvd legacy, some versions of linux will not boot otherwise.

Anyway my problem is when booting system I hit F9 and this is what it looks like:

Please select boot device:

UEFI boot sources:

Windows boot manager
Linux Mint
Linux mint
Linux Mint
Linux Mint
Ubuntu
Ubuntu
Ubuntu
Ubuntu

Legacy boot sources:
Hard Drive
SATA0
Network controller
Atapi cd/dvd drive
SATA2

Over the course of the last year I have dual booted several version of linux, but it seems that linux mint and ubuntu add entries to my UEFI boot sources list...how do I remove them, the list is getting to long, and currently only windows 7 is installed.

Henry

Hp Pavillion Slimline s5-1114
Bios version 7.16

Ps other than this annoying list the system boots fine right into windows.

Answer:Remove multiple entries in boot device list on Hp desktop windows 7

I would avoid EFI if it doesn't offer advantages and only trouble: Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7

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Hi,

Recently my Windows XP HP laptop started taking exceptionally long to load the desktop Icons on bootup. Wondering if something in my registry got messed up recently. Looking for advise on how to troubleshoot this issue so I can fix the long delay in loading the desktop icons.

Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

T2500 @2.0 GHZ
2.00 GHz, 0.99 Gb of RAM

thanks
 

Answer:Windows XP Laptop on boot up takes long time to display desktop Icons

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Computer would not boot first thing this morning. Was fine last night. When I run start-up repair, it finally brings me to a screen that says this computer is configured to require a password in order to start up. Please enter a startup password. I have never had a start up password and cannot get anything to happen past this. I have malware bytes and Microsoft security essentials running up to date. Please advise.

Answer:Dell studio desktop running windows vista service pack 2 won't boot

What happens if you press Enter when you are asked for the password?

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When I power it up, it comes on and looks like its loading the desktop screen with all the icons.  But it stops just short of that, it shows me the screen with a windows XP wallpaper but there are no icons, no start button, nothing, just the wallpaper.I tried to going to safe mode with f8, but it doesnt work.  The computer just proceeds as if nothing was pressed.  The option for f11 also doesnt  do anything, the computer hust proceeds to the wallpaper screen.Next thing I was going to do, is to backup all the data and reload the OS from scratch, but because that would involve losing all  the application setup files,  I was wondering if you guys had any moroe options I could try.Its a gateway desktop model 5310

Answer:gateway desktop doesnt boot up to regular desktop

Okay - you get paid for this and we don't. How is it you don't know about a repair install?

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Here is my HJT log. My desktop a blue screen with an antispyware message. My desktop then shuts off and gives a warning to go into safe mode.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:00:09 PM, on 7/3/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\explorer.exeC:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\yt.dllO2 - BHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0... Read more

Answer:Desktop Won't Boot/desktop Highj'd/nasty

Hello jmc12,Welcome to Bleeping Computer Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please do this:Please download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS)http://www.techsupportforum.com/sectools/Deckard/dss.exe and save it to your Desktop. * Close all other windows before proceeding. * Double-click on dss.exe and follow the prompts. * If your anti-virus or firewall complains, please allow this script to run as it is not malicious. * When it has finished, dss will open two Notepads main.txt and extra.txt -- please copy (CTRL+A and then CTRL+C) and paste (CTRL+V) the contents of main.txt and extra.txt in your next reply.Thanks,tea

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If I want to save a word doc or a downloaded program whatever it is to my desktop that is where it goes, except all of sudden it doesn't, Take a word doc and it just did it for a program to. when the word doc is done I go to file>save as>the make sure desktop is in the dropdown box and clicked on and then name the doc and click save. I have did it a million times, but now, instead of showing up my desktop I have to go into my computer>C drive> my documents>owner> then desktop and there it is, I can cut and paste it back to the desktop but why all of a sudden is it saving it there?
 

Answer:Solved: Windows XP SP2-save to desktop-saves it to the desktop folder not the desktop

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Hi my laptop was having troubles (Windows 7) after installing AVG. I was having problems with the boot configuration and followed a guide but it didn't work so I decided to reinstall Windows on the laptop.
It reinstalled fine but it still BSODs on boot (STOP Error 0x0000007b (0xfffff880009a98e8 0xffffffffc000000d 0Ũ0000000000000000…) but if i take out the harddrive and connect it/boot off my desktop setup, it works fine and I can access the Windows installation?
Any help?
Thanks!
 

Answer:Solved: Laptop BSOD on boot, but works fine if I boot HDD from desktop?

STOP Error 0x0000007bClick to expand...

Please see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2673509

and

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerrormessage/a/stop0x0000007b.htm

Was W7 installed with the HDD in the laptop or the desktop?
Please provide brand, model & model # of the laptop & desktop [ or motherboard for the desktop ]
Please run this forum's system info utility & post the results.

it works fine and I can access the Windows installation?Click to expand...

Is there a question, or is the "?" a typo?

RF123
 

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I have noticed lately that my computer seems to take an excessively long time to boot up completely - almost 5 minutes. Also when clicking on desktop icons, they seem to also take much longer to load. Windows Explorer (the folder and file management tool, not to be confused with the browser Internet Explorer) is agonizingly slow to rename and open folders and files, sometimes taking close to 2 minutes just to open a 56 KB file. I have done all the usual things like running a virus and spyware scans (I have AdAware, Spybot, Malwarebytes and ATFCleaner, CCleaner as well as my ISP's Computer Associates Antivirus, Firewall and Spyware protection installed), emptying temp files and recycle bin and defraging the hard drive and I've unchecked "Automatically search for Network folders and printers". I also did a chkdsk scan and a system restore to before when the problem started. Nothing seems to help the slow response, especially when working with folders and files through Windows Explorer. I have not downloaded or installed any programs recently (only AdAware, Spybot and CA updates), but I did have a new power supply and a new cable modem installed recently. Even the tech that installed the new power supply said he was concerned at how long it took for my computer to boot up, however he only repairs hardware and could offer no suggestions as to what the problem is. If it's any help in diagnosing my problem, my system is an HP Pavilion 750n with a 1.6 GHz Pentium 4 proce... Read more

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Windows XP Professional - The Windows default desktop "Bliss" loads immediately following the initial Windows XP screen but before the message "Windows is starting" and before the user logon screen comes up. It has never done this before and I can't find anything in the startup tab when running msconfig. To the best of my memory, the only installs at the time this occured where Windows XP security updates.
I am running Norton Internet Security 2009.
 

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Hi everyone,
I have had a search around for the issue I am having but I find it hard to explain.

I currently run windows of a crucial m400 SSD and it used to boot in less than a minute. More recently (and apparently overnight) boot time became several minutes.

I turned on verbose boot and it loads the files very quickly (just scans quickly infront of me) and then when it comes to the screen that reads the following (and see attached):

"Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Version 6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1)

8 System Processors [8184 MB Memory] Multiprocessor Kernel"

It sits there for several minutes before then loading the desktop.

I am unsure how to diagnose this issue further and would greatly appreciate some guidance onto how to drill down into this further.

Thanks,
Chalima

Answer:2mins delay during boot after "loading windows files" before Desktop

Hello and welcome Chalima if you haven't done these already you could start with this SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
then
Disk Check
onto this Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

You could just quickly check in msconfig what you have starting at boot too I just keep security ticked (try first)

Start > type msconfig > right click run as admin > check the Start as in pic .

Plus you always have my favourite Optimize Windows 7[2]=Performance Maintenance

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I am trying to reinstall windows 8 on my desktop and did a reset from the system in windows, which worked it got rid of the virus.  But to make sure everything is really gone what I really want to do is clean the hard drive by doing a complete wipe
and reinstall and new copy of windows 8 that I have which contains a product key I have.  Back in 2011 I bought the computer and windows 8 failed (it kept saying it needed to be activated, we tried to enter the product key, didn't work, after several
months of issues with our retailer and Computer manufacturer found out it had to be reinstalled remotely by Microsoft so as of now I have Windows 8 on my desktop but do not have a product key.  So I purchased a copy of Windows 8 with a product
key but can't install it.
The problem is my computer does not boot first from the CD drive then the hard drive.  I can't find where to change this. I tried to go to the BIOS to change it but there is no prompt to select the CD drive.  if anyone has any suggestions
I would appreciate any help I can get.  I have a screen shot of the BIOS but it is too large to post.

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Hiya Techguy Members,

I am a pc technican, I have noticed that over the years whenever i have a particular brand of pcs sometimes some pcs boot up much faster than others, sometimes even when the spec is better on some systems, i have a dell pc here i have been asked to replace a psu on, i am just wondering why exactly it boots up really fast, in comparison to some new builds i build sometimes, with the latest components faster ram etc, maybe it`s the hard drives some of these are using?

just wondering if anyone knows the answer to this....

I do not LOVE dell or anything but i must admit some of the towers i have had in for repair, have significant boot times compaired with other systems.
 

Answer:Boot to desktop really fast boot times

Quick boot always has to do with running almost nothing in startup, fine tuning the bios to eliminate all tests and non essential functions. and of course clean and virus and spyware free, with antivirus and antispyware programs that have very little obvious presence such as Superantispyware and Nod 32.
 

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When I start the computer up, the Windows Boot Manager screen comes on. I press enter, but every time the desktop comes up, the icons have rearranged themselves to be as close to the left hand side of the screen as possible. Also, the computer is chucking me out of games sometimes, when before they didnt. Could I be infected?

This is the first post I have done on this forum, so if I have done something wrong, please let me know. Thanks

Answer:Windows Boot Manager comes up every time I turn on the computer, Icons re-arrange themselves on desktop every time i start up t...

Hello. Have I done something wrong in my posting? Please let me know if I have. It has now been over 48 hours since I asked my question. Has anyone ever had this problem before or am I over-reacting.

Thankyou

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hey guys I have a possibly terminal case here I've worked on and cannot resolve. Brother's Acer desktop running windows 7 64-bit, he took the bait and switched to windows 10, and he is not a technical guy.
It ran into a bad device driver apparently and never booted win 10 successfully. I had him build a recovery usb, we did that, went into troubleshooting, asked for boot options to try to get it into safe mode, but it bailed again just like trying to startup any other way. Auto repair to no avail [he tried that about a hundred times].

short of pulling the drive and starting over again with a new drive, do any of you have a suggestion?

thank you

Answer:Acer desktop cannot boot after Windows 10 "Upgrade". help

Are you past the stage of wanting to recover any data off the hard disk?

If you were trying to upgrade rather than doing a clean install you could try the latter as an alternative route. This requires that you have a qualifying W7 product key that you use to activate W10.

Windows 10 - Clean Install

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hey guys I have a possibly terminal case here I've worked on and cannot resolve. Brother's Acer desktop running windows 7 64-bit, he took the bait and switched to windows 10, and he is not a technical guy.
It ran into a bad device driver apparently and never booted win 10 successfully. I had him build a recovery usb, we did that, went into troubleshooting, asked for boot options to try to get it into safe mode, but it bailed again just like trying to startup any other way. Auto repair to no avail [he tried that about a hundred times].

short of pulling the drive and starting over again with a new drive, do any of you have a suggestion?

thank you

Answer:Acer desktop cannot boot after Windows 10 "Upgrade". help

Are you past the stage of wanting to recover any data off the hard disk?

If you were trying to upgrade rather than doing a clean install you could try the latter as an alternative route. This requires that you have a qualifying W7 product key that you use to activate W10.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html

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