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Win Me fails to load, regisrty missing

Question: Win Me fails to load, regisrty missing

Well it always happens late at night! my daughter went to switch her pc on and got the message "unable to mount drive c missing registry run scanreg", all well and good but you need to be in windows to do that. Started the pc up with a boot disc and run scandisc first, this found TONS of errors but managed to fix them, tried to run scanreg from dos but it froze the whole pc up, Me thinks the hd is failing so I need to get it up and running so that I can transfer all her gcse homework of it.Any ideas what I should next to at least get windows up and running if only for a short time??

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Preferred Solution: Win Me fails to load, regisrty missing

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Answer: Win Me fails to load, regisrty missing

Have you tried going into 'Safe Mode'?

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WaitToKillAppTimeout registry key is gone and im assuming that is bad, no one can answer this please someone give me some advice I don't know what to do and now I know why my computer shuts down so slow! That key is needed for shutdown, please help!

OK IF IT HELPS I HAVE RECENTLY USED CCleaner and now the WaitToKillAppTimeout is gone!
I used CCleaner registry cleaner, but WaitToKillAppTimeout IS GONE!!!! SOMEONE PLEASE!!!!

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Good day everyone, i've been trying to get help on how to fix this issue with my computer but has not got any good luck with it yet. hope i have come to the right place this time. =(

i just performed a complete system recovery on my computer a few days ago. started the computer, installed windows xp sp2 and sp3, went to the microsoft download center to get my updates and also got all my extras like, java, flash player, shockwave and direct x among many other updates. i also scan my computer with secunia just to make sure i had everything installed on my pc. well... about a day or so later... i started noticing that my computer was working kinda slow. didnt pay much attention at that moment but today and also last night i came up with the conclusion that something was very wrong with it.

sometimes i download stuff from the net (legal stuff) that comes in zip or winrar files. before doing the system recovery it used to take about a minute to extract a 50 mb file. now it takes about 5 to 10 minutes to do so. i also have problems with opening programs and working on them. the same happens opening new windows.

i have a external hard drive. at first i thought that it was possible that i had the write behind disk cache disable and that could be the possible reazon for the computer to be so slow (i heard that the pc slows down when this is desable)

well... i went to check if this was desable and to my surprise, the policies tab was missing. to make sure i did it right, thi... Read more

Answer:Tabs and regisrty keys missing

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I recently installed the program Super Utilities Pro to clean up my system a little bit. The next time I turned on my computer I received the following message:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

File: \Windows\System32\Drivers\HWFProt.sys
Status: 0xc0000221
Info: Windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing, or corrupt.

From reading the following post I can tell that I need to uninstall Super Utilities Pro however, I am unable to get past this error message when windows boots up. I downloaded my copy of Windows Vista from my school and so I do not have a boot disk...the files are on the hard drive.

If someone can help, I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

Answer:Windows fails to load due to missing HWFProt.sys driver

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Hi, Guys! It's me.
Actually this is my 2nd post but the same and my first account was banned forever but-- Nevermind. Since I'm pretty new to tech guy I didn't even know what rule or regulation I violated.

Moving on, English is not my first language but I'll try my best to explain everything with details.

I downloaded a theme at Astyles.Org and Installed it exactly how the tutorial video did it.

At first a few themes worked, but I think they are not fully working because my file explorer panels don't have designs like the one showed in the site. So I tried [Astyles.Org][Win8] Tokisaki Kurumi By HT

I decided to re-do all the steps needed to install the third-party theme.

These are the three programs needed to install the theme:


The first program was a success but at the second one you are supposedly to pick only one ( I forgot sorry ) but I tried to check all and see what is the theme. (because HUD Evolution Setup is a complete theme installer)

After finishing, it showed a error message. (Didn't even bother to read)

And I still continued to step 3, and it was a success.
I installed the theme now and there was no error but after installing a theme you need to choose it from the control panel > personalization but as soon as the control panel popped up it shows nothing but a blank page with the words written in the middle "the page has failed to load"

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Answer:Windows 8 Control Panel Fails to Load and CMD Missing

my first account was banned forever but-- Nevermind.Click to expand...

Normally this action would get any other account banned, but I happen to know that an Administrator checked this out and it's OK to continue with this account. The first banning was a mistake on my part.

Members should feel free to give any help they can.

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Hope anyone can help with this?
Acer Aspire 5336 Laptop running Win7 Home Premium OA.
At boot, windows fails to load giving the above error. Tried to restore factory settings but fails at 52% stage with i/o error. BIOS shows SATA Port0 Disk status=frozen.
I have a 'boot any non-loading system to win xp' disc which i tried and loads the 'mini' xp system and Disk Management shows the C: drive as healthy.
Not sure whether this is a case of replacing the hard drive or whether it can be recovered ok...if its a new hard drive i've got more problems as there is no recovery disc!
Any ideas would be most welcome & thanks for looking.

Answer:Win7 fails to load - oxc000000f - nls data missing or corrupt

The drive may be good but the Windows 7 files may be corrupt. In any case, you will have to have a way to load Windows 7 again

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Here is the list of the problems in order of which I noticed things going awry:

1. My Firefox browser will re-direct my google searches to a new Firefox window pop-up with "google-analytics" in its address bar, but would never finish loading the new popped-up window. Firefox would also re-direct and never finish loading my google searches by opening a new tab with a "" in its address bar.

2. Microsoft Office 2010 applications don't open, instead a "DW20.exe" and a "DWWin.exe" replicates itself an infinite number of times in my processes, maxing out my CPU.

3. My anti-virus applications (Spyware Doctor, Microsoft Security Essentials, avast!, malwarebytes) won't update, and therefore won't run or scan. Firefox also won't load various anti-virus sites, such as this message board.

4. Other applications crash directly upon opening them (VLC Media Player)

Solutions that I've tried:

1. Resetting my router. I'd read somewhere online that doing this would solve the problem. It did not.

2. Trying to restore from a restore point. I opened System Restore, but the restore points were all very recent and within the timeframe of infection.

3. Un-installing Microsoft Office 2010 and re-installing. System won't let me un-install.

Here are my scan reports:

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by dildon at 14:31:20.50 on Fri 06/04/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20
Microso... Read more

Answer:Browser Re-directs; Microsoft Office Fails to Load; Anti-Virus Fails to Update:upset:


Please do the following:

Download Combofix from either of the links below, and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**

IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here

Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.When finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt for further review.

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Not long ago (a week and a half or so) I was playing Payday 2 and my computer froze, I turned off my computer to restart it and could not load my computer past a pre-loading windows black screen where the mouse was not showing. I then tried booting my computer in various ways (safe, with and without networking etc) and they worked, however I believe one of my drivers failing to load was the reason for my "Windows Normal" startup to fail. I eventually decided through, I then looked at using the system restore point function in order to hope for some success. The system restore function when I restored to; a week ago, two weeks ago, did not seem too alleviate my issue much, it did however allow me to load windows but almost immediately after using the machine for 2-5 minutes I would have a frozen screen again. I then eventually decided to just factory reset the machine out of desperation, the factory reset eventually happened successfully and I was able to load windows and login into my new user successfully, as I learnt that I had to reinstall my graphical drivers I then attempted to put in various CD's in in order to install these drivers, eventually when I figured out the order of CD's that I needed to install for my games to load properly, I then resumed my activities on my pc (such as gaming, browsing etc). 
Flash forward to the second factory reset, this one happened due to a very similar freezing problem yet again, and again I decided to turn off my computer ... Read more

Answer:PC fails to load 9/10 times and fails to update, random crashes

Have you tried Safe Mode?
EDIT: Reading failure. Try the below suggestion.

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I've tried scanning my friends computer with CCleaner and Spybot as well as anti-virus and nothing was solved.The computer prompts "Application Failed to Load" errors upon log in. Then a program called PhotoGallery tries to install automatically but fails repeatedly. There is no internet connection either. The wireless signal shows it is connected but it can not load any websites. Here is the HiJackThis log please be aware that I probably will not be able to get to the computer until at least Friday at the latest. So please list every step to follow in order so I can take proper and prompts action so I don't hold up anyones time.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:43:16 PM, on 8/4/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)Boot mode: NormalRunning 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:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOW... Read more

Answer:Application Fails To Load Error/websites Don't Load

::Edit::Replied to the following topic about issue.

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Hello and thanks for reading. Let me begin by saying I've been trying to figure this problem out for hours and hours now, and every solution I find that looks promising, just leads me in circles.

I'm trying my best to avoid a clean install.

The problem started while playing a game, causing a BSOD. After a restart, I noticed some of my programs just didn't boot up, for example Core Temp. I attempted to manually start Core Temp and received the following error: "The system could not find the environment option that was entered."

That problem lead me here: The system could not find the environment option that was entered. - Microsoft Answers

Which, obviously, did nothing for me. I tried to create a new user, but when I click the link in the control panel to do so, nothing happens.

I then tried to repair my windows installation using my disc, and it said it could not find any problems. After searching some more, I found another solution would be to perform an upgrade to my Windows installation to fix the problems.

I put the disc in, nothing happened so I went to the setup.exe directly and got the same error as above. So I then booted in safe mode, and it loaded. I got excited until it said something like "an error prevented a compliance check from completing"

And just to be very clear, my windows 7 is valid, I'd be more than happy to share an image of my newegg receipt or even my box to get that out of the way, as I've seen a lot of fla... Read more

Answer:Programs missing, Windows repair fails, and Windows upgrade fails

Work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

I would also restore my default program association to solve the SFC problem, which I believe should be associated with .exe file: Default File Type Associations - Restore - Windows 7 Forums. If not the tutorial's author will know for sure.

If not a Repair Install should be able to sort this after getting clean of any infection.

I would also not dread a Clean Reinstall which almost always is better than getting a new PC given the load of crapware and useless utilities larded onto new consumer PC's. We specialize in this here so can help you get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which steps are the same for retail.

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Question: windows regisrty

i bought star wars battlefront 2 a long time ago and enjoyed playing it. one day i did something bad (cant remember) and my punishment was to have my swbf2 disk broken (broke disk #2). the good thing is that i could still play with disk 1... until i got a virus and had to clean install windows. luckly b4 that happened i burnt all the swbf2 data to a dvd. now i copied everything from the disk to E:\programfiles\lucasarts\starwarsbattlefrontII (its an external harddrive) but it doesnt show up in the add remove thing. i heard that the windows registry handles things like this, so how can i update the registry to show swbf2 installed? i have windows xp sp2.

Answer:windows regisrty

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Question: regisrty proglems

heyy everyone
i rrreally need some help..someone told me about this page and that people really know a lot in here..

when i want to open my registry wont open!! when i type in "regedit"
i see this MS-DOS thingy and then a message: C:\WINDOWS\system32\
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. and then a sentence in dutch like the system file isnt appropriate for MS-DOS and microsoft windows blabla/....choose cancel to quit.

what does this mean?

and something else:
when i type CTRL ALT DELETE , the screen wont appear pc is totally screwed...can someone plss help me??

do i need to reinstall my pc??


Answer:regisrty proglems

regedit is located here C:\Windows and the full filename is regedit.exe. If you have a program called in the C:\Windows\System32 folder it shouldn't be there.

Please follow the instructions in this thread: READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal

Post any unresolved issues in the Spyware Specific Forum

Read this thread: NO HIJACK THIS LOG FILES BEFORE READING THIS: HJT Tutorial & LOG File Posting

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Question: Regisrty problem

I have vista basic installed and had problems with lexmark printer, uninstalled printer to re install but that is when problem started, on re install it would not install to default program location, stating invalid path, eventually I decided to edit the registry to get rid of all traces on printer. Unfortunately there are some entries that will not delete, hopefully I have successfully upload screenshot with this post. can anyone help please. Thinking of getting rid of vista and going back to xp

Answer:Regisrty problem

you might want to run Ccleaner's registry tool, it will scan your registry and remove anything that it thinks needs removed.

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I ran Ad-Aware and Spybot and then pulled my registry using HijackThis and have posted it here. I would greatly appreciate a Good Samaritan looking it over and telling me what I can delete. Thanks!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 1:31:27 PM, on 12/30/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Parental Controls\GUARDDOG.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Vshwin32.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Firewall\CPD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\McShield\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avconsol.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Parental Controls\GUARDDOG.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Firewall\CPD.EXE
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Answer:Here is my regisrty - what do I delet?

No obvious baddies
are you having any problems

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Question: Regisrty problems

After uninstalling NIS and NAV, i have been getting the following error when i start my computer, this appears before windows starts.

"the windows registry or system.INI file refers to this device file. But the device no longer exists, please uninstall or reinstall the device"

this appears 3 times for:


I think that i cleaned the registry using 'easy cleaner'

any ideas guys ?

Answer:Regisrty problems

You could look through your system.ini file for those things, and delete the lines containing them.
Also you could use regedit, ans search for keys containing those files, and delete the keys, but you want to be very careful about doing that. Editing the registry can screw thing up in a hurry.

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I have misplaced my original Windows xp disk that has the record of the installation key. I have a back-up disk but didn't record the number. Is there a way I can retrieve the number from the registery? Many thanksDave

Answer:Windows Product Key From Regisrty?

click here

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HELP!! We can hardly get on the internet with my daughters computer. I used HijackThis to pull my daughter and my registry's. If some Good Samaritan could review them both and tell me what we need to get rid of, I would be very grateful. Thanks!!!!!!

//////////My daughters///////////////////////////////////
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 3:29:21 PM, on 12/27/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Parental Controls\GUARDDOG.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Parental Controls\GUARDDOG.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\CMEII\CMESys.exe
C:\Program Files\CSBB\CSV7P070.exe
C:\Program Files\AutoUpdate\AutoUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
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Answer:Solved: Here is my regisrty - what do I delet?

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:27:54 PM, on 6/25/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\dep... Read more

Answer:Unknown regisrty entries - Need Help Please

the 04 lines are from the program nLite, used to create slipstream CD/DVD's. You can uninstall it if you like in Add Remove Programs

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I have heard from a few people that is a -bad- idea to use registry cleaners, is this true? I used to use the CCleaner registry cleaner but stopped when I heard that. I'm curious though, is it really a bad idea? I've also heard errors in your registry can cause all sorts of problems, so I'm here to ask if there are any registry cleaners that ARE safe to use?

Answer:Solved: Concerning regisrty cleaners?

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Question: XP fails to load

PC will not boot
get to start up screen but will not go further
did get it to boot in Safe mode (but can't remember how to do it again)

Look at some of the help files etc...

Tried Recovery Console... Chkdsk /r and fixboot
NB fixmbr - generated a warning about the boot arrangements so chicken out

Would welcome a little hand holding as at the limit of my knowledge!

Thank you for your time.


Answer:XP fails to load

System manufacturer and model?

Any onscreen error messages leading up to inability to boot?

How to start Windows in Safe Mode -


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Hi Guys and Girls,

My old Sony Vaio notebook (model PCG-52G1) running XP Pro has suddenly refused to boot up. I get the windows opening page but then after that i get this message:-

STOP: C00000139 (Entry Point Not Found)
The procedure entry point FlSSEtvalue could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll.

I am not techy and have no idea why this has happened but i would like to get back access even if its to transfer important information into a new notebook!

All the best and here's hoping!

Answer:XP Pro fails to load - H ELP!

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Yesterday my computer was fine i restarted once and it said there was a file currupt i cant remember the file name but now i start my computer up this morning it brings up the start in safe mode, safe mode with command prompt and last known good config!!! i chose safe mode and it begins to load and then just stops halfway thrugh my hdd light still going but nothing happens. I try last known good configuration and it begins to load windows xp boot screen starts doin its moving bar thing fine and it just keepss moving and never loads can any one help me?

Do you think i should reinstall WinXp?

Thx In Advance!

Answer:Xp Fails To Load?!?!

boot from the xp cd and choose install,when the repair option comes up ignore it and continue with install
when windows finds the previous instalation and offers to repair,then repair
you will have to load any ms updates again,but it will leave your files intact

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I am using Intel i3-530 on Intel DH55TC Motherboard. The motherboard supports RAM with highest frequency of 1333MHz. However, I was told that using a higher speed RAM wouldn't hurt the system. So, today I bought a Corsair Vengeance 4GB 1600MHz RAM. The RAM is detected in BIOS, but OSes fail to boot after that. Even Ubuntu throws Kernel panic error while booting. Could anyone help me with the BIOS settings required to run this memory stick?

Answer:OS fails to load when using new RAM

Hello Mycroft mate as a general rule running a higher frequency RAM stick in a machine that runs that only supports the lower one the frequency will revert to the frequency of the new stick will be maxed to what frequency your machine will support. So I think whoever told you could run a higher frequency RAM stick in the machine should have known better and to get you to check out the supported RAM speed before you went out and got the new RAM.
If possible I would get the supplier to change it for 1333 (there really isn't much to be gained from 1600) and the extra RAM will still make a difference to your machine simply because the system has more to use and therefore less bottle knecking - in other words the CPU can load more faster if it has more empty RAM available.

ie Tip a bucket of water through a 1 inch outlet funnel into another bucket and it fills quite nicely in say 5 minutes - now take a funnel with a 10 inch outlet and the second bucket fills in no time at all - the first bucket is the CPU and the second bucket the RAM the difference being there is more channels for the data to flow through even though it might be the slower speed RAM

You can see from this Intel? Desktop Board DH55TC the board only supports 1333 max - you can install a faster RAM stick but why bother?

So for example the 1600 you have put in should only run at 1333 if the machine specs say max 1333. The other problem could be that the new RAM stick is bad.

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Is there a tool to reset to factory settings??..

Answer:Is there such a tool to reset regisrty files?

No, not that I know of. System Restore maybe, but that only goes back so far. Even if there was such a utility it would likely break a lot of programs and more than likely cripple Windows to a point where you would have to reinstall anyway. Your Windows install will be unique to your PC. About the closest I've seen to what you want is Windows 8's refresh option. IMHO most if not all of those so called Registry cleaners and such do more harm than good and should be avoided.

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The background to my problem is:-

I have an operating system installed by my employer who uses CAT client. With the CAT client they can send out regular updates when I connect using my VPN. Recently, the updates have not been carried out succesfully, and after my last succesful startup, a message in the system tray advised me to do a chkdsk. I followed the instructions and as expected the chkdsk is required on the c: drive so it would need to be restarted in order to start. I restarted and chkdsk begin, it fixed or deleted a couple of iles (My fault for not paying attention), system restarted again and chkdsk started but hangs (no HD activity) at Stage 1 20%. If I esc to cancel chkdsk, it gave me the error about a corrupt regisrty hive. Unable to start using safe mode or last known configuration. I have tried loading the windows Xp CD to access the recovery console but it doesn't see the hard drive (possibly corrupt). I have an external portable drive which connects via USB, I have set boot sequence to CD first so that I can load windows onto the external drive, so that in the end I maybe able to recover data from the internal drive before formatting and loading windows. The problem I have is that Windows setup sees the external drive and creates a partition and copies files to the drive, it then reboots and the windows splash screen appears, then a blue screen with:- STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF895A640, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000).
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Answer:Corrupt regisrty hive in Windows XP

Well, first of all, is this a notebook or a Desktop?

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Hey There, i had a brilliant result last time i came onto here for help so here i am again. :D

Last week my computer was working fine until one day i had to turn my computer off by the mains (Not shut down)

i turned it on then i had the normal boot screen and everything coming up but no windows xp loading screen
i then waited for something to happen but there was no result. it just stayed at a black screen. i then restarted it and when into safe mode and that also failed to load because it stopped loading at a certain file.

i then put in the windows xp disk and tried to re-install windows xp back onto my system but the windows setup failed to load also.

one time i had a message showing that i had some boot file corrupt :S


Can someone help me get around this error and get my windows xp back up and running please.

i will be very greatfull

Answer:Windows Xp Fails To Load.

I have this issue every once and a while as well and can't seem to figure the problem out.
My issue is a little different though, my PC will lock up, and when I restart it'll load Windows, and then just go to a black screen like you described.
If I let it sit for 10-15 minutes it'll BSOD and restart and work fine though.
Have you tried letting it sit?

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I had this window pop up whenever I shut down my computer.

dwwin.exe fails to load because Windows is shuttng down.

Something like that, heh. Now what can I do with this?

Answer:dwwin.exe fails to load??

As an initial step,go into msconfig/Start up and uncheck everything except the Firewall/AV.

If the error stops,then one of those start up programs is the cause.

If that doesn`t work -

See Norms posts here - HERE

"Had this problem, here is what I did:

Open regedit, go to:

If you have a logitech input device, or a Gravis gamepad input device, you need to
modify the value of the registry key so that the application starts up in *belownormal*
processor priority.

start /belownormal c:\windows\system32\Grxp4exe.exe /init

"start /belownormal" is the addition you will make to the beginning of the line..."

You`ll have to read the thread to find the exact keys you need.

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WIN 7 X 64 fails when trying to load MS updates. I see lots of users have the same problem and have tried many of the suggestions that I found on the forum. I have Malwarebytes and MS essentials installed.

Security updates for MS.NET are successful as are Definitions for MSE, the Bing Bar updates and even updates for Office 2010 (even though it is not loaded on my computer) but none of the Security Updates for Win7 x64 based systems will load. Every bootup for weeks it says ? you have 37-40 updates? If I tell it not to update, sometimes, somehow, it does it any way and in the middle of my word processing a box pops up that is counting down to a reboot. If I don?t walk away it just shuts down in the middle of my typing.

If I ignore the ?updates available? it changes my log off box from ?shut down? to ?load updates and shut down?. If I don?t pay close attention and change the default back to ?shut down? each time I get stuck loading all the same updates that didn?t load the day before. Dirty pool.

Of course if I tell it to load updates it will finish and then wants to shut down. During shut down it spends a very long time loading ?definitions?? Then when I reboot it spends even longer trying to load updates. I must walk away. This ties my computer up for a very long time and then always has to run ?start up repair? to get the PC to boot after loading updates. I walk away again. Every once in a while start up repair fails and the only way to use my co... Read more

Answer:WIN 7 X 64 fails when trying to load MS updates

Try installing the larger files one at a time.
The smaller one can be all at once.

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I get this message every time I try to open youtube: -"The server at is taking too long to respond". It happens with IE, Firefox, Opera and Chrome. It happens with my security, BullGuard, turned on or off. I've tried links and direct entry without success. Please! Can anyone advise?

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the pc worked fine for about a month. i loaded all my programs and was sorting/ filing/ editing digital data (lots and lots of digital photo files) , left the pc, it went to hibernate, now it keeps looping trying to load xp.
i've tryed

1- at the dos prompt chose load in safe mode; failed to load and went back to dos screen saying there was a problem chose what to do next

2- chose to use last known good setting; failed to load and went back to dos screen

3- chose to use safe with prompt; failed to load and went back to dos screen

4- chose to use safe with networking; failed to load and went back to dos screen

5- inserted the recovery disc; failed to load and went back to dos screen

6- warm boot; failed to load and went to dos screen

7- cold boot; failed to load and went to dos screen

8- tried warm and cold boot without the recovery disc; failed to load

now it is setting there looping all through the same routine trying to load windows in normal mode.

the only way i can stop it is to cut the power to the pc by turning it off.

F9 will take me to the blue boot setup screen but none of the boot options work (goes through the same loop)

help! the only guy i know of to work on it within a 100 miles is the guy that built it. he knew what kind of power user i was and the pc has only been working long enough to get my programs on it. i don't know if i trust him to work on his own creation.

I have a current print out of the hardware, software... Read more

Answer:new build, xp pro sp3 fails to load xp

Can you be more specific? What exactly does the error say when it fails to load?

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so I got another new harddrive.. installed it.. everything is fine... I then tried to access the files on the old harddrive.. and copy my old important data on it.. like college papers.. docs... and old pictures... and so on... it kept saying the folder is access denied... and when I tried to copy the document and setting folder... it kept saying.. it is in use.. or protected... how do I get around to this?? .. I really need the files....
thanks in advance for the help!

Answer:os won't load and fails I guess..

You'll have to turn off simple file sharing and take ownership of the drive.

Thank God someone wrote a how to, because I wasn't about to type it out for you. lol

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Let me begin by stating that I will donate $100 to Tech Support Guy if someone is able to *successfully* solve my problem.

First, some general info on my computer:
* Dell Latitude D510 Notebook (purcahsed in January of 2006)
* Windows XP Home - SP2
* 80GB 5400RPM HDD
* Pentium M Dothan, 1.86GHZ, 2 MEGB

Second, a little background on the events leading to the problem:
* I'm a heavy Internet user (about 16 hours per day of blogging, social media stuff, web based email, downloading music, files, video, etc.). Typically, I leave my computer continually running for several days at a time. Last week (Jan 08), I rebooted my system after about 3 days of continual use and this is what happened, and is still happening (step by step guide)

1) I turn on my computer and the computer begins to boot normally, from the Dell logo to the Windows XP logo
2) Once the Blue Welcome Screen appears, I see the following error message:
WLKeeper.exe - Application Error The Instruction at "0x00401490" referenced memory at "0x9a3412be". The memory could not be "written".
3) If I click cancel, the OS continues to load, even producing Microsoft's trademark startup sound and displaying the default background screen of the fields and mountains against a blue sky.
4) However, as the programs are loading and the explorer bar at the bottom of the screen loads, I receive a second error message stating:
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Answer:XP Fails to fully load

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I just came home for christmas and my parents showed me that their computer is failing to boot.

It posts normally, runs the windows splash screen, and then comes up to a black screen with a mouse cursor and hourglass, then 30 seconds later to just a mouse cursor - it can sit for an hour and never loads anything else. In safe mode, any type, it does the same thing but with the version number across the top and 'safe mode' in each corner.

In any mode there is no taskbar and no response from the start button, right clicking or ctrl+alt+del

I have tried, after making a backup of course, replacing explorer.exe and taskman.exe as well as the entire system and system32 folders(except config in system32 which is protected). I have loaded the hard drive in my own computer and it does the same thing. I ran scandisk on it while it was in my windows pc and it didn't tell me anything. The drive is divided into 3 partitions and I only scanned the C drive.

This is my parents computer and I do not have a hardware listing, it is relatively new but not high end, I can look for model numbers on anything that is relevant.

I have slaved the drive into another computer and backed up any data, I am just trying to avoid a full reformat and having to reinstall all the software.

any thoughts?

Answer:Windows XP SP2 Fails to load GUI

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For the last 2 days I cannot get my Youtube channel to load properly. It seems to stick on something called "". Is anyone else having this trouble at the moment?

As 67 people have looked at this but not one has replied, even to tell me that I'm an idiot, I feel rather ignored on what is my first outing on this forum. Perhaps my question is too banal.

Anyway, in the hope of receiving some sort of response here's a more detailed description of the problem:

I use Firefox with Noscript and Ad Block Plus.

I have a 3 mobile broadband connection (which has worked well enough since I got it) and before Friday I had no problems with Youtube.

When I try to load my channel on Youtube everything zips along nicely until it comes to "transferring data from". Then it just hangs. And Hangs. I have left it for 40 minutes or so and nothing has moved.

If I selectively disable "" in Noscript everything loads but there is no video to play.

Evidently is a perennial nuisance because it is mentioned in many other forums. Solutions suggested include putting extra lines in the hosts file (tried it. No good). Removing lines from the host file (couldn't because the line was not there) and changing DNS server.

Does anyone here have any new wheeze to suggest?

Apologies if this is in the wrong section, I am new here.

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Hello again - this place worked last time so I thought I would try again... here is my problem:I use a computer designed for a visually impaired person. The PC (running XP Professional) automatically loads JAWS For Windows (a program (JFW) which 'reads' what is going on (web pages, Word documents, keystrokes) so she can tell what is happening) which appears to run normally. HOWEVER when OPENBOOK (a Text scanning/'reading' program) is loaded, I get errors regarding SSILEXE.EXE not being able to load, which is a speech synthesizer designed to coordinate bothw JFW and OPENBOOK so they can 'talk' without both talking at once. I followed Freedom Scientific's directions (they are the makers of both these programs) to re-expand the AUTOEXEC.NT, CONFIG.NT and COMMAND.COM files from the Windos master disk to the C:\windows\system32\ directory, but the problem keeps coming back. (The only other error message I remember is something about not being able to "load a 16-bit program" or something like that.)Things I have noticed: a Sheild (looks like a MS Update shield) which says 'Downloading Updates 0%' (but I don't think it's really doing that) that pops up when I start Windows, JAWS runs fine, but trying to open OPEN BOOK takes a LONG time to load (and I get the error message about the speech synthesizer not being able to load) - if I try to load OPENBOOK while Norton Protection Center is checking the system this REALLY bogs down. I am wondering if runnning Nort... Read more

Answer:Ssilexe.exe Fails To Load?

Hi kbrauck,
I will be handling your log to help you get cleaned up. Please give me some time to look it over and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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hey i have a friends laptop here that ive been trying to fix for is an Acer Aspire one series model # KAV60 CPU type: intel atom CPU N270 CPU speed 1.60 GHz and it came with windows 7 starter on it. It has the blue screen of death (i think thats what its called) when you start it up u get Windows error Recovery with two options to launch startup repair or to start windows normally. when u launch startup repair it loads the files then goes to the startup screen and then it just goes to a black screen. When you try to start windows normally it goes to the windows startup screen then it switches to a blue screen then restarts automatically and goes throu the whole start up process again. I have created a bootable usb with windows 7 on it as this pc has nothing on it that the owner requires i have decided to do a fresh install of windows 7 starter .heres my problem now !! i set the pc to boot from the usb. i get to the part where i select language, time and currency, and keyboard and input method i push next then i get the screen that says to install now so i select that then i get setup is starting and it takes about 15 -20 minutes before it gets to the next page where i have to select windows 7 starter x86 push next then accept the license terms push next then i select the custom(advanced) option. now it asks where i want to install windows i see 3 partitions
disk 0 Partition 1 : PQSERVICE 12.0 GB(total size) 4.6 GB(free space) OEM(reserved)(Type)
disk 0 Partition 2: Sy... Read more

Answer:windows 7 fails to load

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I have a VB.Net application written in Visual Studio 2005 using .Net Framework 2

The application is compiles and built on a Vista machine and packaged using InstallAnywhere 8.

I have successfully loaded in on 6 Vista machines and 14 XP machines.

Part of my installation process checks if .Net Framework 2

There are 3 XP machines that it Fails.

The installation in successful. The application fails to load.

I then built the application on an XP machine and was able to install and run the application on both Vista and other XP machines.

It still fails on the original 3 XP machines.

Any suggestions how I troubleshoot this problem


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I have problem with a PC running winXP SP3. On start up I get the message that DrvCheck.dll failed to load. I have no idead what this is for, or what it does, but I am currently unable to connect to my wireless router and wonder if this has anything to do with that.

Answer:DrvCheck.dll fails to load

Hey check out this link. It has information no DrvCheck.dll

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Hello. I have Red Hat Linux and Windows XP on different partitions on my Dell. I went to login to Windows the other day, and after I selected Windows it gave me a black screen saying windows failed to load. It had options of starting in safe mode, starting from last known configuration or starting normally. Regardless of what you press, the Windows XP screen comes up like its loading, then after a few second it goes to a blue screen saying unmountable_boot_volume. It says to remove any hardware that I recently added, but I haven't added anything. My sister had been using the computer while I was gone, and I don't know what to do now. Any ideas? Thanks.

Answer:Windows XP Fails To Load

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My formerly cool computer continues to tick me off! I've been having a hardware problem, which I've traced to the video card slot, and am currently troubleshooting. The problem will cause my computer to completely fail to start - BIOS codes and all that. Working on it though, this isn't my question.

An unrelated problem has cropped up, though, perhaps related to problems I posted earlier...

Usually (but not always) after reboot, I'll get an error that msgina.dll failed to load. It suggests copying over a new one. I've done that, and it still fails to load on the first cold boot, but loads on reboot.

Anybody here seen this before, and can offer suggestions?

(on a side note, what do you use - besides an eraser - to clean the contacts on your AGP or PCI boards?)

Answer:msgina.dll fails to load

The file has something to do with Winlogon. Look HERE for some info on this. Also, a search of MSGINA on GOOGLE provided a wealth of info on why you are having your problem.

To clean contacts, I use Ethanol obtainable from a electronics shop, maybe Radio Shack It's the oils from your hands etc etc that can cause contacts to erode.

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I have had a pc for the last 3.5 years and not had many problems but for the last week my pc will not load first time it takes 3-4 times of restarting to get it to run ok.The message that sometimes comes up is p2 networking not responding other times it freezes with 2 or 3 items to install , also i cannot run scan disk or disk fragmenter.I have ran norton anti virus and checked for any funny items that may have being downloaded .any ideas anyonethanks in advance pb

Answer:windows 98 se fails to load

If you can boot into safemode (Ctrl on mine) and run scandisk and defrag. May be worth running system file checker too, RUN/ type sfc and replace any corrupt files from os disc.

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Hi, Everyone,
How are you? I have been running Windows XP, Service Pack 2 on my computer for several years now. Last night, my computer froze for the first time in over half a year, so I restarted it and nothing seemed to be wrong. After about 15 minutes of using it, it froze once again. After restarting it the second time, however, it showed me the screen that says I could choose to restart in the "Last Known Good Configuration," in "Safe Mode, or to "Start Windows Normally."

If I chose the non-Safe Mode options, it would start to load Windows (with the Windows XP screen and the blue bar running under it), and then restart itself when the blue bar runs for the third time. For the Safe Mode options, it would load partway and then restart again.

Can I do something to fix this? Is this a hard drive problem? I tried unplugging everything except for my monitor and hard drive, but the problem was still there. Please help! I am using a library computer to type this and will wait until I can find a resolution, then go home and try it.

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Windows XP Fails to Load

Welcome to TSF

Open your side panel and check the Heatsink and fan is probably clogged.

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My windows vista home premium 64 bit sp2 4gb ram Medion system has stopped my device driver for my dvd-rom (HL-DT-ST DVD Ram GH22NS40) from working properly (having previously working well for 2years). This all happended after I connected a new iHBS212 bluray drive (which is havng the same issue & I have also disconnected this and still my old drive wont work).I now get an error code 39 message and a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark. I have updated the motherboard bios and windows vista OS and have tried unistalling and reinstallinmg the driver as well as searching for a solution online (I cannot access the drivers or firmware for either device from the liteon website as it gives the following error message "Database error: cannot connect to Database Can't connect to MySQL server on '' (4)MySQL Error Session halted."
If you are able to obtain the drivers and firmware for these drives and eith post a link or send me the files to try and resolve this that would be great or if you can offer any other advice - please get in touch. **NB** I have seen a simmilar issue for toshiba drives and see that the solutions suggested involve updating the drivers - hence the request.- Kind Regards - Dave

Answer:DVD driver fails to load - Help!!!

I managed to get the Lg firmware but the programme cant find the drive to install it GRRR!!!!

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On starting my laptop it keeps running a scan disc but finds no errors. Then windows tries to load but a blue error screen appears for less than a second mentions an error but I am unable to read this page due to the time t is visable? Any ideas please. Thank you

Answer:Windows fails to load

What operating system are you using? Sounds like 98?

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I'm not sure this is a well-known problem or not but it does happen to me and it's bugging me all the time. I need help! Everytime I try to restart my computer from a perfect shut-down, the log-on screen won't appear and I'll be sticking my eyes to the loading screen. But after sometime maybe in 2 or 3 hours, the log-on screen will appear when u restart the computer again. The safe mode can be accessed and it's working just fine. Please help me..

Answer:Log-on Screen Fails To Load

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Mysterious problem: IE7 will suddenly no longer load, nor will "Internet Options" in Control Panel open. Outlook Express similarly will not send nor receive, despite checking that the details are correct.Anyone any ideas please? Could this be a virus?Regards,JimW.

Answer:IE fails to load: no internet

Try Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Internet Explorer (no add-ons)Does that work?Also try Start > Run and typesfc /scannownote the space between c and /this will check and replace any system files, you will need your XP cd - it will ask you to put it in if it needs it.takes about 30 mins to check files when it's finished reboot the pc.

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The game was working fine before i did a format.. I had to format because of a OS problem and after the reinstall i reinstalled BF 2. After i installed BF2 i checked it and it ran fine so then i installed BF2 SF and it ran fine but after i installed the 1.5 patch the game fails to load i click on the icon and the screen goes black and goes right back to desktop and again before i did the format the game ran fine......

windows XP SP3
P4 lga775 2.8ghz HT
EVGA 6800GS CO edition
ECS 848P-A7 LGA 775 Intel 848P ATX Intel Motherboard
1gig pc 3200
200gig hdd.

Answer:Battlefield 2 fails to load...


All drivers installed including chipset etc and fully latest versions especially GFX driver?

Any yellow ! marks in Device Manager, if so by what?

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Hey,am trying to format my pc (desk top,mother board mecury) which was infected by viruses.Now its failing to load some fails load from CAB DRIV.
its only accepting windows help please

Answer:Windows xp fails to load


Okay first, what is the exact spelling of the file it is failing to load, and what is the exact text of the error message? At what point in the installation process does this happen.

One reason installs fail is because the CD is scratched, dirty, etc... Sometimes making a copy of a damaged disk will work. The copying process "fixes" the bad data before it gets burned to the new disk.

Also, a bad optical drive will mis-read and corrupt data during an install. Changing out the optical drive might fix the problem.

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Hi, Everyone,
How are you? I have been running Windows XP, Service Pack 2 on my computer for several years now. Last night, my computer froze for the first time in over half a year, so I restarted it and nothing seemed to be wrong. After about 15 minutes of using it, it froze once again. After restarting it the second time, however, it showed me the screen that says I could choose to restart in the "Last Known Good Configuration," in "Safe Mode, or to "Start Windows Normally."

If I chose the non-Safe Mode options, it would start to load Windows (with the Windows XP screen and the blue bar running under it), and then restart itself when the blue bar runs for the third time. For the Safe Mode options, it would load partway and then restart again.

Can I do something to fix this? Is this a hard drive problem? I tried unplugging everything except for my monitor and hard drive, but the problem was still there. Please help! I am using a library computer to type this and will wait until I can find a resolution, then go home and try it.

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Windows XP Fails to Load

boot to a xp cd and enter the recovery console (on the first screen)

run chkdsk /R

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I've got a problem and wonder if someone could help me out...

Windows XP Pro SP2 was working fine until I rebooted and now the desktop won't load. All the programs are accesable from the task manager>new task and I have run a AVG scan with no results. The screen picture loads, but nothing else. No start bar, no office toolbar, no icons, no anything.

I've scanned the forum for an answer and there was one result for desktop failing to load, but this did not seem applicable.

I am getting no error messages.

The HiJack this report is as follows;

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 21:04:06, on 15/02/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\ASF Agent\ASFAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\Program Files\Opera75\Opera.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explo... Read more

Answer:XP Pro Desktop fails to load

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I'm trying to fix a Lenovo 3000 N200 Model 0769 with a pentium dual core processor, a WD 160Gb #WD1600BEVS-08RS hard drive, and 2Gb RAM running Windows XP sp3 Home.  Could not find the restore CD, but have a copy of the OS on CD.A few months ago, the system crashed while I was using the computer and would begin this endless loop of trying to restart windows and then failing.  I suspected a failing HD, so I tried to put the drive into an external enclosure and plug it into my desktop PC.  It was not seeing the drive, so I bought a tested one (same model) from the internet.  Later, I was successful in bringing the OS back up again and immediately began copying files to a backup drive.  Every so often, while copying image and video files, the OS would crash again and I'd restart successfully. I suspected corrupt files or bad HD sectors.  Eventually, it quit loading Windows altogether.  I received the purchased replacement drive, however, when I plugged it into the laptop, it didn't seem to find it and I guessed that it had not been formatted yet.I took it into work where we publish a software database and plugged it into the Windows 7's mother board SATA plug and successfully detected and formatted the new drive.  I also plugged in the "failing" drive, which it detected  and ran a scan on it, automatically detecting and fixing any bad sectors.  It seemed to complete successfully and when I plugged th... Read more

Answer:Laptop OS fails to load

Sometimes the Win error messages loop a few times.Put the new HDD in and do a few cold boots...then change the boot order to CD 1st...put the Win OS CD in and re-boot.

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After installing 8.1, when I try to access the webcam on my lenovo laptop it says that it is currently in use by another application, therefore won't open. Any idea what is stopping it?

Answer:Camera fails to load

Exact model of laptop and the webcam if it separated is?

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Ill try to make a long story short. Bought a Dell Precision 470 that was two years old from my ex boss. I ran the computer the whole time and it never once gave me a single problem. Upon receiving the computer i found that he ran a few registry deleting programs and because i know he doesn't know how to do anything i feared he did something wrong.

I in turn decided to format the computer. I am running a RAID 1 set-up (mirror) on two 250GB drives. I format the raid array first and rebuild the array then install OS which involves obviously formatting the hard drive and then install drivers reboot then what software pleases me.

The software i run is pretty basic, office 2003, illustrator, photoshop, itunes, mozilla, norton and a software and driver for my business which happens to be sign making. Now the only software thats different on there is the signmaking stuff. We use to run a Prog called signlab and now i use something else. apart from that the general use of the computer is about the same as it was the two years previous.

Every 4-6 weeks the computer decides to stop loading. Always after being shut down normal and properly. It will get to the Windows preloader screen where the three boxes just sit there and slide back and forth over and over essentially until i turn the box off. I can't for the life of me figure this out. the hard drive and information is completely in tact, what seems to be missing is the os software. for the longest time i was not able to g... Read more

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My copy of Flight Sim loaded OK under Win XP but under Win 7 in same machine doesn't. Other software loads as it should but the Flight Sim DVD just spins, with the read light and the HD light flickering away indefinitely. I have tried manually via two set-up files I can see in Explorer but to no avail. The DVD looks OK physically. Anyone suggest what else I can try.

Answer:Flight Sim X fails to load

Not sure if this is your problem, but it could well be. FSX can only be used on one machine, it checks its self with Microsoft. A new OS may be giving the wrong info. In which case you might need to contact Microsoft by phone.You may find more info at the following forums:- click here click hereI used to use FS9 but found my machine would not cope with FSX, so gave up on it. When I buy another PC then I might try again.FSXs programming was too far ahead of hardware capabilities at the time.

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msn home page fails to load. i get a notice that internet explorer can not find the page or that it's out of date

Answer:msn homepage fails to load

Try deleting all temporary internet files and cookies in IE. The quickest & most thorough way to achieve that is by using Ccleaner:

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While attempting to put xp pro onto my computer after 1st reboot message reads-unexpected error(708) occured in d;\xpclient\base\boot\setup\setup.cPress any key to continueAfter pressing any key xp starts to load then saysA problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.PROCCESS1_INITIALISATION FAILEDDoes anyone have any ideas.I solved all problems listed by the compatability scan. I wondered if my Promise TX2 100 PCI ATA controller card may be causing the problem.It has my extra cd-rw drive connected to it.All help received with eternal grattitude.


Start the computer. The computer begins processing a set of instructions known as the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS). What is displayed depends on the BIOS manufacturer. Some computers display a progress bar that refers to the word BIOS, while others may not display any indication that this process is happening. As soon as the BIOS has finished loading, begin tapping the F8 key on your keyboard. Continue to do so until the Windows Advanced Options menu appears. NOTE: If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers will generate a "keyboard error" message. Please restart and try again. Using the arrow keys on the keyboard, scroll to and select create boot log.Then Start Normally...after the boot fails follow the advice above and choose Safe Mode Have a look at th bootlog.txt file on the C drive the final entries are nomally the fail. If so try going into Services and disable whatever is causing the problem...and/or any services you dont need. click here

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Error code 80070490 continues to stop me from updating a T61 which was NEW the last day of MARCH 2008. Microsoft asks me for an original Vista disc. My unit did not come with a Vista disc / Lenovo advised that 'it is in there'.Microsoft asked me to try several things: check files for currency, look for corrupt files. Do a clean boot. None of these helped to complete installation of SP1.Any ideas ??

Answer:VISTA SP1 fails to Load

have you tried googling the error code ? Edited by Calabrache on 06-21-2008 10:07 AM

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Yesterday I used my computer for a brief moment, quickly checked my email, checked an internet game through, and then turned off the computer, an NEC laptop. This morning I turned and was given the Windows Boot Manager screen detailing that
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem....
File: \boot\bcd
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.
Any help?
I have a windows 7 disc, but that installation was on a different computer. This is a different installation. Do I have to have the exact same disc?

Answer:windows fails to load

Have a read here

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I just recently gave my computer I had to my 15 year old sister. Iv'e had this system for four years and this has never happened to me before. The day after I gave it to her, she told me that it would not load. It gets all the way to the windows XP loading screen with the small green dots moving at the bottom then the dots just stop moving. The hard drive light is still lit up like its doing something but after an hour or so of leaving it on like that it was still frozen. I was able to load it up in safe mode and remove any adware/spyware on it and get a hijack this log. I'm not sure what it is she does on it but in all the time iv'e had the machine its never done this before.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 5:48:58 PM, on 7/27/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
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Answer:windows fails to load

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Hi, just now i tried to boot up my pc, and when i log in, the wallpaper comes up but the GUI doesnt i.e. no taskbar, no icons etc. i am loading the programs now through task manager. help all. thanks in i have already rebooted like 3 times to no avail and also logged in as different user.

Answer:desktop fails to load?

hm.. i also cant log into i.e. email, amazon using secure server. it says server not found or something.

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Windows98 SE is failing to load on my Pentium 3 pc. The bootup process only goes as far as to the Windows opening screen, then the machine restarts all over again, and again........forever!I then tried to start the machine using a startup floppy. At the A:\ prompt I changed to C:\ and attempted starting Windows in its directory by typing WINDOWS\WIN at the C:\ prompt and hitting ENTER. The screen then went blue and displayed the following message:" VFAT Devise Initialisation failed. A devise or resource required by VFAT is not present or is unavailable. VFAT cannot continue loading. System halted. "May I know what problem this message points to and what to do to fix it? Thanks in advance.


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I have a very odd problem at the moment. As of recently my desktop fails to load anything except the wallpaper on any user.

I've recently acquired a Trojan.Vundo.H and have been attempting to get rid of it. I found it with Malwarebytes anti Mal-ware. I've attempted numerous times at deleting the files in both safe mode and regular mode, but the virus still comes back.

I then attempted to locate the files manually. There was a single .dll file and then three registry entries (I would post then but I'm in the middle of a full scan on my computer that is infect so I shall do so when that is finished). In either mode and using cmd all were unable to be deleted. I then ran a virus scan using Avira and it found the .dll file but was unable to delete it. After a system restart I went to check to see if the file was still there and it was. However to my surprise, Avira detected the infected .dll file and was able to remove it. I then rebooted my machine and noticed the .dll was gone but that still left the three registry entries. I began to scan with Malwarebytes anti Mal-ware and it said the .dll was still there, although after manually looking for the file I could not locate it.

So then I began to attempt to delete the three registry entries. I tried going in safe mode, editing the permissions, anything I could find online to do, but nothing worked. I then backed up the registry and set a system restore and then ran ccleaner.

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Hey all,

My hard drive died on my main rig, which could access everything fine, just before I went on vacation for a week roughly. When I came back, I used my notebook on my network via a wired connection instead of my desktop, and I noticed that many times, links would give a Page Cannot Be Displayed error, but if I hit refresh they would come up fine. Even on the same page, some images would be missing, or on, one or two of the frames wouldn't show up, or when I clicked to login it would get stuck on the forwarding page and say it couldn't be displayed. Now that I got my new desktop setup up and running, preparing for SLI, I noticed it too was doing the same thing.

I have a set internal IP address, the router I use is set for everything properly, and I am using the same settings as far as I remember on the new setup as I was with the old desktop. The internal IP is set for what it is on the router along with the desktop's MAC address, and the gateway/DNS is set on the desktop to use the router ( Any ideas on what could be wrong?

Answer:Some pages load fine, others have parts missing/frames missing, etc.

I'd run CCleaner just to blow out temp internet files.

For DNS...I prefer entering the ISPs DNS servers, not using the router for the DNS server. Some routers do OK with that, others don't relay as well. So log into your routers web admin, hit the status tab..and jot down the 2x DNS servers you see on the WAN interface. Use those for your rigs DNS servers.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:35:50 PM, on 5/17/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X74-X75\lxbbbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X74-X75\lxbbbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
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Answer:i can't open my regisrty editor and can't see folder option

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I have 1511 installed and hit the issue with a couple of updates not installing so I can't install the Anniversary and follow-on upgrades.
Has anyone used the Media creation tool, downloaded the Win 10 Home/Pro x64 v.1607 to a USB stick, and then performed an in-place upgrade/repair.
Was it successful?
To boot from the usb should I change the bios for usb first, or just load within win 10 , from the usb drive. When should I remove the stick?
Sorry for so many questions --- fairly new at this
Appreciate all help

Answer:Upgrade fails for win 10 1511 --- load from usb ?

Nope, neither update to AU, nor upgrade install from ISO worked for me - did a clean install of AU, installed apps and copied user files from mounted backup.

I did run WU thereafter sucessfully and drivers got installed, but since have only installed updates manually - all sucessfully. (with WU update blocked in firewall)

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Last night I had to shut down my computer through the power button, as the computer had froze (due to me routinely overloading it, not restarting it for several hours, etc). This is very normal, but when I turned the computer on today, it took an abnormally long time to boot up.

When I entered my user password it spent a full two minutes loading my settings, then sent me to a blank desktop window. There are no errors that appear, I cannot use the little windows key on my keyboard to bring up programs, and the only way I can access anything is through ctrl+alt+delete.

What went wrong? What can I do?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:WinXP Fails to Load Settings

Boot into safe mode. Click start \ Run and type msconfig. Click the startup tab and see what is running at boot up.

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My problem is that my computer no longer is able see Windows 8.1 on bootup. I get a ?Loading OS?.? message and nothing happens.

Before this happened, I reset my computer from Windows with the intent to change a BIOS setting for the CPU fan and an Windows update was applied on reboot. Windows (apparently) installed the update and then I got to the login screen. At this point, instead of logging into Windows, I hit the reset button to make the BIOS change. After doing this, when I tried to boot again, Windows would even begin to load and I got the ?Loading OS? message immediately. Is it possible that Windows did not finish installing the update even though I was at the login screen for Windows 8.1?

I then booted from the USB flash drive with Windows 8 install files (not 8.1?I upgraded from 8 to 8.1). I went into the repair option and then I got the message that no repairs could be found or were needed. (Interestingly now when I try the repair option, the computer automatically reboots so the repair option appears to be very broken now.)

Next, I tried to see if my disks were working and they seem to be. Attached is a screenshot when I list the volumes. C: drive is a HDD data drive without Windows. D: drive appears to be some sort of system restore partition (as far as I understand). F: drive is the SSD with Windows installed on it. I can navigate through all directories fine on the SSD and the drive seems healthy. (E: drive is the USB drive.) When I unhook the data drive, all... Read more

Answer:Windows 8.1 Fails to Load after udpate

Okay, this appears to be a tough one--Nobody has responded yet and basic level of MS support was not helpful.

Quick questions: Does the volume drive arrangement in the picture above seem reasonable? (1) Does the Windows drive need to be volume 0 and/or drive C? The SSD (111 gigabytes) is drive C normally when Windows loads up. Would reassigning the drive to C fix the problem possibly? Can I reassign the volume? This is probably not the solution though as I would not understand why the drives would have been incorrectly reassigned in the first place.

(2) What do I need to do to get sfc to run?

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Hi I'm using OE 6.0 on XP - when i try and load the pgm it hangs at the blue intro screen. It will appear in the task manager at using 8364kb of mem usually. I have to 'end process' in manager several times before it will load properly. Everything else in it woks fine once its loaded. I have done windows update and have most recent version. Anyone any ideas?

Answer:outlook express 6 fails to load

Try repair and see if that fixes things:

318378 - Repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP

You might also run your anti-virus to be sure your computer is clean.


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When I switch on my laptop fails, it loads the files up to the point of combining Ctrl-Alt-Delete keys to log in but then it restarts again and reaches to the same point of combining the above keys to log in.

Answer:my laptop fails to load and cant boot it

Hold F8 when booting -> Select Safe mode -> Uninstall the last thing you installed prior to this problem.

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Alright I have read so many threads and posts trying to figure this one out.
I have AoK and it runs fine.
I have AoC and I can rarely get it to load. The only time it loads is if sometimes I load AoK first then immediately load AoC.
I have played around with every possibility on the compatibility mode and resolution and I still get the same result. AoK does not need to use the compatibility mode at all.

When I go to load AoC I receive,
"Age of Empires II Expansion has stopped working
A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available."

It does not notify me. It works on my laptop which has windows 8.1
I have reinstalled both AoK and AoC many times clean.
I have tried both minimal and maximum on installing the game.

Please Help!

Thank you,


Attached is my Direct X Diagnostic Tool

Answer:Age Of Empires Conquerors fails to load

Give this thread a look, post #15 has some tips: Windows 8 with age of empires?

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Every so often, maybe weeks apart, when I start up my B machine (PC with XP), it doesn't load and execute Windoze Explorer. Re-booting (manually) doesn't fix it.

So, I use Alt, Ctrl, Delete to bring up the Task List and I click on the Applications Tab, key in Explorer and click Run.

Explorer comes up, I have my usual desk top and everything seems to run OK.

I do a normal Turn Off every night and the next morning, odds are that Windoze (along with Explorer) will load and execute.

Then seemingly out of the blue, one day it doesn't load and execute Explorer and I have to manually (via the Task List) get it to execute Explorer so I can use the machine.

Two questions.

1. Why does it do that?
2. Is there any change I can make to prevent it in the future?


Answer:Explorer Fails To Load On Start-Up (Sometimes)

Kelly's Korner says this

Control/Alt/Delete - When the Windows Task Manager dialog box appears, select the File menu and then New Task (Run). When the Create New Task dialog box appears, type in Explorer and press the OK button. Windows Explorer should restart complete with the Start button.Click to expand...

It's similar to what you are doing but maybe it will correct the problem for good.

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alright i start my computer, running XP home edition. half the time or slightly more then half the time i get to the windows loading screen and the loading bar freezes and windows does not load no matter how long i give it. If i restart my computer it will freeze again on the loading screen 100% of the time. If i turn off and turn on my computer via the power button on front panel same deal, it will freeze again at the same spot 100% of the time.i have thus far been combating this problem by after the freeze turning off the power via the power button on the front panel, and when the system shuts down killing power to the power supply via the power switch in the back and waiting 10 seconds. turning back on the back power switch and starting normally. I will get a windows failure to load with the normal options and start windows normally works 100% of the time.i have made no hardware additions to my computer, and this issue seems to be progressive. i used to deal with this perhaps once every 5 start ups and now its slightly over half my start ups.

Answer:windows fails to load 1/2 the time

Power supply or motherboard would be my guess. Power supply cheaper/easier to swap out, so I would try that first. If its mobo, can be a pain as often need to replace cpu & ram too (depending on age) - or look for second hand on ebay. And new (different) mobo means reinstall or repair reinstall, normally.

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Okay, I keep getting a "User Profile Fails to Load" error on Windows 7. When it occurs, I can log into a different profile and perform the fix on this website: Basically, I have to remove a .bak profile from the Registry and change the RefCount and State values back to 0 on my account in the Registry.

Frequency: Once every 2-3 weeks.

System information:
-XFX Motherboard
-Intel Quad-core 2.3Ghz process
-Dual Seagate SATA 250GB Hard Drives
-NVidia Graphics card (I don't remember the version, but it's an older one)

Had XP on it but formatted the hard drives then installed Windows 7.

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This is going to be long and drawn out, but this is killing me and maybe you can help me.

I work in a business environment. I have network and local machine administrator rights. Meaning, I have full control of everything. I ran into a problem a number of months ago where my Devices and Printers screen would appear, but then it would never load the devices. here is a screenshot of what happens.

Now I searched the net for some answers and I found an article that says that people have this problem when the Bluetooth service is not running. Well I started mine and the same thing happens. I logged into a different user i created on the same machine, and initially the Window comes up fine, but later on it does the same thing.

This happens both on a Windows 7 32 bit setup and a Win 7 64 bit setup.

Well, I finally found the source of the problem, at least as far as I'm concerned. We use McAfee Encryption for PC and Encryption for Files and Folders. It's only when I install the latter of the two that the issue occurs. The latter of the two btw, is a policy that forces encryption on any USB storage device inserted to the PC. So you are thinking "Great, report it to McAfee." Problem is, I did, and they tried to replicate the situation and they cannot. We ran down the list of options that we both had running and they were and are identical.

So either at this point I'm thinking one of the two is occurring.

1. McAfee has not ran into this problem... Read more

Answer:Devices and Printers fails to load.

have you waited out the (sometimes long) process of the green bar at the top? Is it possible that it's just waiting for 1 object and therefore any other printers/devices don't show either? If one of the devices is a network printer, that just may be slow to respond. To rule that out, print some sort of test page from notepad or something.

Is it possible to run ccleaner or another registry cleaning app?

the more I think about it, has there ever been a networked printer that has since been (physically) removed or changed, but has not been changed in windows?

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hello my computer currently running windows 7 has all of a sudden started giving me this error: WINDOWS ERROR RECOVERY - windows failed to start. a recent hardware or software change might be the cause. If windows files have been damaged or configured incorrectly, startup repair can help diagnose and fix the problem. if power was interrupted during startup, choose Start windows normally. from here, i am presented with 2 choices: Launch Startup repair (recommended) and Start windows normally. choice 1 attempts to load windows files, and then returns me to current screen. choice 2 restarts computer and boots to the current screen. i have tried running my windows 7 installation disc, i get the "press any key, etc" prompt and follow it, but after it tries to load files, i am presented with the following: WINDOWS BOOT MANAGER - windows failed to start. a recent hardware or software change might be the cause. to fix the problem: 1. insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer. 2. choose your language settings, and then click "next". 3. click "repair your computer". if you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance. File: \windows\system32\config\system Status: 0xc0000098 Info: windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt. after hitting enter, i am offered to start "windows setup" which does nothing but return me to current screen. there... Read more

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 fails to load

Please provide us with the computer specs including model and make. Go ahead and turn off the computer and unplug it from the wall and remove any hardware or USB devices that you might have added to it and by that I mean USB thumbdrives, printer, etc. Let's have this PC only have the essential parts (mouse/kb/onboard graphics card) attached to it so we can quickly and effectively resolve the issue. Now, with the computer unplugged from the wall, press on the power button and release after 5 seconds. Now plug it in and turn on the computer. What happens now? Please do not try anything else at this point but simply report back to me and I will provide you with the next steps.

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When I try to check for updates, the page fails to load. My PC has Win 7 Service Pack 1 64 bit OS. I don't know what to do and would appreciate your suggestions. Thank you for your assistance!

Answer:Windows Update Fails to Load

Hello there, 
Have you launched "Windows Update troubleshooter" and see if the issue still persists?

Keep us posted

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I have Vista Premium installed as the upgrade from Hp since I bought this computer right before the Vista release. It is a Hp Pavilion a1637c, 3GB memory, 500 GB WD Hard Drive, AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core Processor 4200. I was having problems when burning ANYTHING to DVD's or CD's. The DVD/CD RW stops responding, locking up the computer. Only thing to do is push the power button to restart. Now when I try to restart, it appears to be fully loaded but won't open any folders or the internet. The circle just keeps going around and all I can do is hit the button again to restart. To get it to fully load, I have to go into Safe Mode and do a System Restore. What can be causing this?

Answer:Vista fails to load completely

What burning program do you use? Have you tried a different one?

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I have had NTbackup installed on my Windows XP Pro PC for some time and used it successfully. Now, suddenly, when I double-click the application, no window appears. If I look in Task Manager, "ntbackup.exe" appears in the Processes list and a very small blank window with Backup in the blue title bar appears, but nothing else. The only way to get rid of the window is to end the task in Task Manager.I have tried reinstalling ntbackup.exe from the Windows CD, but this has no effect.Any suggestions?

Answer:NTbackup fails to load properly

Look for the NTbackup folder and delete everything that is IN the folder, reboot your system. Reinstall NTbackup software, hopefully this will cure the problem.I think the reinstall is still looking at the old setup in the NTbackup folder and not overwriting with the new install?

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The xp home screen appears with the blue pulstating bar. then the screen goes black and sometimes fails to continue to the user log-on screen.By rebooting in SAFE mode and then restoring to any previous day the system seems to work fine.Has anyone any ideas as to what is going wrong.Thanks in advance

Answer:windows xp home fails to load

Try disabling System Restore in Safe Mode, also delete any Internet Explorer Temporary Internet Files, then reboot and re-enable System Restore.

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First I'd like to say that I am, by no means, a computer illiterate. I've tried most of the usual fixes for my problem, and none have worked.

I recently bought a new computer, which came with Vista. It worked, barely, for the first day (there were frequent freezes and crashes, usually requiring reboots). As an aside, every single time it crashed, the System Repair utility found/fixed several errors (not in the file system, but in the second thing it checks).

I had uninstalled the bulk of the crapware it was preloaded with, updated my graphics driver to the latest version, and installed only four programs (all games/game platforms). Since I had restarted the computer successfully several times after this, I doubt they were the culprit.

Anyway, to the main event. After finishing one of those games and exiting to the desktop, I left the room to grab a snack. When I returned, the PC was on its boot screen, having restarted (for some reason) while I was gone.

It failed to restart, and has failed in the dozens of retries over the next day. It gets past the BIOS, Gateway screen, the loading bar, and then... it just stops on a black screen. Occasionally, the mouse pointer appears (and once it flickered the green Vista screen, but immediately rebooted), but it goes no further. System Repair fails to even start, just going directly to a black screen. I can't get to a command prompt to run chkdsk or fixboot, and I've tried Safe Mode, it fails to load (stopping after loading ... Read more

Answer:Vista fails to load in any mode

since its a new computer and since your recovery disks are not working in addition to all of your other problems, your best bet would be to contact gateway since its under warranty.

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I have the latest java version verified on the java site (it had me remove some older java versions which succeeded; after this, I rebooted). I cannot get youtube to play anything; I always get "an error occurred, please try again later." Youtube works fine with IE and Chrome. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Answer:Java fails to load in Firefox 13

Youtube does not require Java.
It requires the "Flash Player" from Adobe, and also requires that "javascript" be enabled in your web-browser. Javascript has nothing to do with Java, despite the similar-sounding name.

This may help: Flash Player detection fails | VBScript detection websites

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Event viewer shows "Clntmgmt.sys boot-start system-start failed to load". from source-service control manager, event=7026. Computer starts normally but then a few minutes later, windows locks up. Mouse and keyboard still function but screen is locked. Fairly new system 3.0 ghz proc., 1.5 gb RAM, OS is XP Pro, 250GB HD. When this happens, must do a hard shutdown and restart. Any help, ideas, suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!!

Answer:Clntmgmt.sys file fails to load

This is Compaq Client Management driver. Since it is a fairly new computer, I'd suggest contacting HP/Compaq to get it resolved.

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The title says it all. This has been an ongoing problem that I've kind of been putting off to the side, and it should probably be addressed. Whenever my computer informs me that I have an update, I click the little icon and it brings up the windows update page... and I wait. Then it gives me the message "This page failed to load". any solutions?

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A couple of days ago, my genius spouse left his laptop once again in a precarious situation sitting on a table near an open window during a rain storm.

Regardless, since this time, not shockingly windows wont load properly and im hoping that someone can offer some advice as I cant afford to pay for a professsional to take a look at it at this time.

When he tries to turn it on as usual, it attempts to load but it freezes on the screen with the green bars about halfway across and never goes anywhere, he did manage to catch a glimpse of an error a couple of times that said:

"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix this problem insert your windows disk and run repair "etc.

I havent seen it yet so I can t give the exact wording of the end of the statement but it basically says put your disc in and let windows fix itself.

Tried that, it only took about 60 seconds to repair windows supposedly, but it still wont load properly.

I have tried to look this problem up on various forums but there seems to be one major issue that people are encountering that I am not, every account that I have read, noone can get their system to load at all in any mode, I CAN load the system in safe mode and everything works perfectly well, it just wont run in normal mode. This gives me a little bit of hope, if perhaps false lol.

Obviously I suspect that there may be some water damage, but wondering if maybe by some miracle its not damaged h... Read more

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I would like to be able to solve a problem with my operating system which is not loading all the way. I want to solve it without having to do a clean install.

The Problem:
Windows will stop loading at a point just before the initial desktop screen ?Windows 7 screen?. The screen is black with the mouse cursor and stops. No matter how long I wait it will not proceed any further.
The History:
I purchase this laptop (Dell Studio 1747) 13 months ago with a touch screen, i7, 320gig/5400rpm hard drive, 4 gig of ram and with Windows 7 home premium. The first modification I made to the system in Jan 2011 was to add a Kingston 128gig v+ SSD. In installed Win7 with the ability to boot to either drive. In Sept I installed the Win8 developers preview. I shrank the original hard drive to be able to install Win8 in a new partition. I now had three OS's installed. I have been using the SSD drive as my main system for obvious reasons. Every week I would install any updates in the original Win7 installation.
The events leading to the initial problem:
This past week when I booted to Win8 I was unable to access the other disk partitions using Windows Explorer. I also was presented with a window indicating that a large number of files had an 'invalid security code and was being replaced with a default security code. After logging off Win8, I restarted Windows7(SSD) and found that it would stop loading at the place I described earlier. I then tried 'Safe BOOT' and it stopped at the same place. I ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 fails to load completely

What a mess.

Can you post back a screenshot of maximized Disk Management drive map with listings of any of the OS's which are still bootable, while all HD's are plugged in. We can advise you better.

If not, unplug all but the SSD, making sure it is set to boot first in BIOS setup (after DVD drive), mark Win7 partition on it Active so it will accept the System boot files: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)

Next boot into Win7 DVD Repair console to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts with its own boot files instead of booting off of the other HD.

You can now plug back in the other HD and boot it using the BIOS one-time Boot Menu key so the HD's remain independent. If it needs repair to start, do so using the same procedure as above with the SSD unplugged using the Win8 DVD Repair console.

If you still want to boot the rescue Win7 you installed on HD, add it to Dual boot when starting that HD only, using EasyBCD 2.0 from Win8. But I would delete it's partition in Disk Mgmt unless you have an extra Product Key to activate it and a need to keep it.

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Client's computer will freeze on startup, background will be visible but with no icons or mouse cursor. I had asked her if she had any sort of Antivirus software that loads during startup. She said she had Command Antivirus installed. We tried rebooting the machine, but with the same results. I am assuming this is a problem with a startup scan of the antivirus software, but am not sure.

I am not quite sure if this is the problem, assistance would be greatly appreciated. She is running on XP currently. I am unable to capture a HJT log or specific specs list for her computer. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Startup Fails to Load Correctly

It's difficult to troubleshoot such a problem remotely; your best bet would be to try a System Restore. This can be done from Safe Mode (, if you can load that (then run msconfig > "launch system restore" -- you could also try "clean boot" troubleshooting, but this takes a lot of time and effort.

Safe Mode is available from the f8 boot menu. If Safe Mode fails to load you may try Safe Mode With Command prompt and use these directions to launch System Restore:;en-us;304449;EN-US;310353

Also if the Task Manager can be opened when this happens (ctrl-alt-del), the System Restore utility can be launched by selecting File > New task and entering:


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Hi all. I have a problem with windows update. it fails to load. Then my pc says updates have been installed and its fine. But after a few days the same problem returns. This all started when I synced my email. Also Microsoft sites take ages to load. Any help would be great. Thanks.

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Just installed Win 10.

Now Eudora 7 fails immediately with error message
The directory specified in the command line
doesn't exist or is not writable.
I have no idea what this means or where to begin with this.

This despite Win 10 crowing upon completion of installation that "all your files are exactly where you left them."

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i'm screwed if I don't fix this by monday.

windows starts up fine and everything is dandy, until I login. Right around the loading user settings part of the login, i get a nice little popup window that says: "The Instruction at '0x7c80ac9b' referenced memory at '0x80040119'. The memory could not be 'read'. Ok to terminate. Cancel to debug" So i hit cancel to debug and nothing is fixed. I can still use cnt-alt-delete to see all my other programs running. All except the most important one. I can see my desktop picture, but that is it. and my mouse.

worst is, this isn't my computer and if it's messup up on monday i'm screwed! help!

btw: safe mode does not help.. the same thing happens. If this helps, I just installed service pack 2 right before I rebooted and found out this is happening. so that might have something to do with it.. How do I access my restore points? and if that doesn't work, what other options could i try? is there a way to fix windows by booting something on a cd?

Answer:HELP! explorer.exe fails to load after I login

Try when you push ctrl alt delete, click file, new task, type cmd and click enter. In the command prompt box type sfc /scannow and let it do its thing, then restart.

Also, before you get to the xp loading screen at startup, press f8 repeatedly and select restore to last known good configuration.

You can also use your xp disk to repair windows. I have never done it before so im not sure how to get to it though...

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word 2007 will not loadsearching for solving the problem window flashed up momentarily and disappearsmessage edited by RonaldFromm

Answer:Why does word 7 not load and the searching fails

Try this and see what happens:Click on the Start buttonClick on RunIn the input box for Run enter: winword /aThis starts Word and prevents add-ins and global templates (including the Normal template) from being loaded automatically.If Word starts normally then it probably is either a bad normal.dotm file or a corrupt add-in.In either case, see here, for a MS Fix-It program about half way down page: edited by mmcconaghy

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