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Win XP left 6 months fails to boot

Question: Win XP left 6 months fails to boot

The Desktop was left over winter and failed to boot on return. It freezes on an ASUS screen - is this a Boot Screen? Have to pull the plug to shut down. Cannot view XP CD disk or Floppy Start-UP disk. Booting with F8 or Delete does not always enter CMOS setup or Safe Mode. It did ONCE boot up to Windows and seemed to work OK. I tried to run CHKDSK but it froze again on the ASUS screen during a normal Restart. New CMOS battery fitted but it made no difference. When I get into Safe Mode, the screen is almost illegible due to flicker as is the ASUS screen (at which it freezes). The exit options at the ASUS screen do not work - ie Tab and Alt F2. When I can get into CMOS / BIOS Set-UP the screen is stable and all seems correct. It does not recognise the XP CD on boot-up. It used to recognise the Start-up floppy and go into Safe + Command Prompt, but now it says it is the wrong disk.Any ideas on how to tackle this?Thanks in anticipationKen

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Preferred Solution: Win XP left 6 months fails to boot

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Answer: Win XP left 6 months fails to boot

Possible that the harddrive is not running at its normal speed,freezing up or slowing down. Or has quit.My computer took 20 min. to boot the other day.I was watching the HDD activity indicator light,and it would remain on, and not rapidly blinking.Mechanical devices do have problems.Harddrive manufacturers have software for download for testing HDD.--------------------------------------------------------Mostly on Desktop computers----DUST collects inside computers, and can cause hardwaredamage, overheating, faulty fans, faulty drivesIs yours clean.????http://www.makeitsimple.com/project...^^^ Some pictures ^^^

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I have a problem that's proving difficult to pin point.I've got a PC with Windows Me. If the computer is left for a while then it will not boot up. After the Win Me splash page all I get is a blinking cursor in the top left hand page of the screen. The only way I can switch off the PC is by pressing the power button. When I switch the power back on it says that the computer did not shut down properly last time and I am recommended to run it in safe mode. After this I can restart the computer in normal mode as many times as I like. But if I leave it for a few hours it will fail to boot up!Apart from that the computer works great.I have tried the following:System restore - this did not workwith a start-up disk I typed fdisk /mbr.The PC is fully updated. Adware/sypbot/norton scansUninstalling Norton AV (There had previously been a problem)Deselecting the programs that begin on start-up.Checking the bootlog.txt for errors (not sure what to look for)The problem with detecting the error is that I have to wait a few hours before starting up the computer to see if start-up fails.Please help

Answer:Win Me fails to boot up for if left for a few hrs!

Check to see if Hibernate or System Standby modes are enabled. I found that these never worked in Windows ME. That might be the cause of your problem. Just disable them.Turning off the monitor or hard disks after 15 minutes or so is fine.

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System specsX4 640ASRock n68 vs3 ucc4gb ddr3 1600mhz ramXFX 7770 Double dissipation ( bought on 4 January 2013 )Antec High current Gamer 400W PSUmy 7770 from XFX purchased on 4 january 2013 is having some issues. those issues are not that big but i think those can cause a bigger problem after the warranty period the issieus i have are.Black Screen Syndrome Happends rarely while playing World Of Tanks ( other games i dont know since i dont game alot )Blue screen of death Atikmdag.sys while browsing on the internet happends around 3 or 4 times a dayonce i had green bars all over my screen pics and once i had purple stripes in my screen.and in Game my screen freezes for 1-2 secs. on the moment it froze the sound also froze for 1-2 secs.those problems i think occur on a graphics card that is not functioning properly.i got 4 months more Warranty so here is the question is it worht to RMA it ? Any bad or good Experience with XFX Rma ?How long will it take aprox ? i contacted XFX already and they told me to try a other card. but dont have one to borrow from friends. those stripes are enough to tell its the GPU not being 100% it happend and a GPU should not do that right ? also XFX told me to pay shipping and it can take to 1-2 months. but i heard people having it back and replaced in 1-3 weeks any one experience with that ? Thanks in advance

Answer:XfX 7770 Worth it to RMA ? 4 months left

You paid for it, it has a warranty.  Why wouldn't you RMA it?Absolutely, RMA it today.

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Hi,I have a X230 laptop and I run the System Health and Diagnostics and it seems the HDD has failed 2 of the tests from there: "Targeted read test" and "SMART short self-test"The same program says my waranty expires in 240 days, but I am sure I purchased the cheapest waranty option, so I don't know what exactly is covered by this.Can you please give me some advice about how I should contact Lenovo in order to replace my HDD if it is covered by the waranty? Thanks,Razvan













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Answer:X230 HDD fails after less than 6 months...

AFAIK all ThinkPads are covered by at least 1 year warranty. The HDD is covered by this warranty so you should be able to get it replaced.
 
I would contact Lenovo support and provide them with the results of  System Health and Diagnostics. That should be sufficient to establish that the HDD is failing.
 
I hope you have already created Recovery media and/or have recent backups of the data on your HDD. Lenovo will send you a replacement HDD but you'll be responsible for restoring Windows and your data onto it. 

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I HAVE 8 MONTHS LEFT OF A NORTON ANTI-VIRUS PROTECTION +HAVE THE PRODUCT KEY NUMBER FOR THE PRODUCT BOUGHT ONLINE,HOW DO I GO ABOUT RECOVERING THE SAID MENTIONED ABOVE PLEASE.

Answer:How do i Norton AntiVirus?8 months left have PRODUCT KEY NBR

Log in to your Norton Account on the Symantec website. Download link should be there.Don't ask us for help with your Norton Account password, we can't help you there.

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warranty showing start date 08/01/2016 and end date as the same date 08/01/2016 i only purchased the pc 08/01/2016

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I had Windows 8 Professional edition from ASDF India (Association of Software Developers & Faculties). They had provided a KMS Activated version, which after installation, activated Windows 8 automatically. Also to mention that it is a genuine copy, as I had a special password which was provided by them to log in and download windows 8. However, I was not provided any extra Keys.

After running smoothly for 8 months, today out-of-the-blue a message pops up saying Windows 8 is not activated. The error shows as follows :

Error : 0x8007232B
Description : DNS Name does not exist.

I tried to follow the steps mentioned in this Microsoft Help article Error 0x8007232b or 0x8007007B occurs when you try to activate Windows, but could not solve the error.

Any help would be very much appreciated! Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows 8 Activation fails after 8 months

KMS is not legal activator, that serial number was probably black listed.

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My reply to John Lewis
Hi Terry
Thank you for the letter. To recap. We chose John Lewis to buy our Dell laptop from because of John Lewis' reputation. My 5 month old laptop suddenly refused to boot after 5 months. After investigations on the Dell Forum online, we found the error code given was consistent with battery problems, one in particular stood out, an under warranty 6 week old laptop. On the forum the owner of the laptop was advised by Jennifer of Dell to open the laptop, remove the battery and 'discharge' the static electricity. We decided against opening the laptop ourselves and return it to John Lewis and ask them to carry out the test. On arrival at the store on Sunday 31st July and explaining the problem the manager informed us that it was 'law' under the 'Data Protection Act' that my laptop hard drive would be immediately wiped. I expressed concern as my data had not been backed up and it was agreed that a note would be placed on the laptop for the John Lewis technician to speak to me before it was wiped. The technician was on holiday until Wednesday 3rd August. I received a call from the John Lewis technician who informed me that he could not fix the problem, I asked him if the battery had been removed and he informed me that it hadn't, he had spoken to Dell and tried to start the machine in 'safe' mode' and discharge the electricity without the battery being taken out. He spoke to me about an item that Dell sold which... Read more

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I bought a brand new Lenovo Thinkpad T460S in Nov 2016. This is supposed to be their premium business laptop range. I uses it daily, simple computer work. Lately it starts to have problem hibernating and waking from sleep/hibernation. Yesterday the steel left hinge suddenly broke. I contacted the Lenovo Support today and they replied : The three year international Warranty does not cover the hinges. It's like you buy a new car, then the hinge of your drive breaks and it's not covered by warranty? What kind of logic is that? They want to charge me for the repair. I am getting a quote from them, this is probably the last Thinkpad I will ever buy from Lenovo! I am getting a quote from them. I wonder if we can get the part myself and attempt a self repair. But this is deeply disappointing! 


























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I was on the reoad for 3 months and left my coputer back at home, it was used while I was away and now its full of popups, and what apears to be some randsomeware saying to call 1-800-264-5133 to have popups disabled
 
I turn to you Bleeping computer, whats my first plan of attack?
 
thanks in advance
 
Karl
 

Answer:left computer with roommates for 3 months, FULL of popups and randsomeware

Sorry for the delay in getting to your problem. First thing is to see what we're up against.Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop. This will only scan your computer. I like to know what will be removed before it is removed. Just cautious that way.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As AdministratorThe tool will start to update the database, please wait a bit.Click on I agree button.Click on the Scan button.AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R#].txt) will open in Notepad for review (where the largest value of # represents the most recent report).The contents of the log file may be confusing. Unless you see a program name that you know should not be removed, don't worry about it. If you see an entry you want to keep, let me know about it.Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.A copy of all logfiles are saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder which was created when running the tool.

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I read that ahcix64s is an AMD driver. Download from AMD gives me 153MB of files.  I don't know how to isolate and transfer the needed file to the PC that will not run Windows 7.  
 
Any help/guidance would be greatly appreciated.
 
My PC is an HP a6750f, with integrated Radeon HD 3200 graphics; Windows 7 (upgraded from Vista)

Answer:WIN 7 boot fails. Driver ahcix64s corrupt. Restore fails --registry.

Hi,
 
I had the exact same problem today with my HP after installing the latest Microsoft Updates. Luckily I found an other version of the ahcix64s file on my hard-drive.
 
 
If you can somehow boot into command prompt or use the Windows Recovery Console - rename the current ahcix64s.sys file to something else and copy the other ahcix64s.sys in it's place.
 
Computer boots perfectly now.

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Hi All,

I have the above computer (or should I say my wife) & it has been nothing but a right pain since the first day we got it.
I have had it about 2 years & must have had to reformat the HD at least 6-8 times using the Product Recovery Disc as laptop wouldn't boot.
The laptop runs Vista.

Anyway problem I have now is that once again laptop fails to boot but for some reason Product Recovery disc also fails to work.....
What can I do...

I have read on various forums that it might work if I reformat the HD first using some s/w on a bootable CD but how/ what S/W do I use.....?
The laptop has a 160Gb SATA HD installed. How can I check this is all working.
I have no idea if current problem is S/W or hardware related..

Does Toshiba have a utility I can use...?

Many thanks for any help....

John

Answer:Satellite U300-13U fails to boot and Recovery disc fails to work too

Hi

What happened exactly?
Do you get some error messages using recover disk?

Please check if the HDD is OK! You can check this in BIOS.
If the HDD is listed in BIOS then the BIOS found the HDD and the HDD is not dead.

Usually you could boot the notebook using an Live disk? for example Bart PE
It?s a bootable live windows CD/DVD

http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

This can helps to format the HDD and then to use the recovery disk!

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Hello more knowledgeable person than myself. I've been having trouble trying to get my computer to boot; I'd noticed a drop in performance (still unsure why) so decided to boot up in safe mode and poke around - it was not my original intention to install Advanced SystemCare 5.3.0 but somehow it happened. I ran the 'deep-care' utility and everything was working fine, my computer rebooted and performed a disk check: there weren't any errors that I can remember apart from [something along the lines of] 60 reparse files. Following this my computer restarted and Windows failed to load, restarting to show my startup repair - this isn't the first time this has happened, a similar thing occurred following previous attempts at boosting speed, though before I was able to get Windows up and running using an Ubuntu installation disk, although I still don't understand why - no need to say that it didn't work this time.
Startup repair refuses to work and my system restore points have vanished; I would try doing a repair install if I had a copy of the disk. I built the computer myself a few months back, borrowing a Windows 7 installation disk from a friend (who has now lost said disk), startup repair does tell me something about 'Problem Signatures' which are included below:
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Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16.385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16.385
Problem Signature 03: Unknown
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Answer:Windows fails to boot, startup repair fails to fix

  
Quote: Originally Posted by nomtree


Hello more knowledgeable person than myself. I've been having trouble trying to get my computer to boot; I'd noticed a drop in performance (still unsure why) so decided to boot up in safe mode and poke around - it was not my original intention to install Advanced SystemCare 5.3.0 but somehow it happened. I ran the 'deep-care' utility and everything was working fine, my computer rebooted and performed a disk check: there weren't any errors that I can remember apart from [something along the lines of] 60 reparse files. Following this my computer restarted and Windows failed to load, restarting to show my startup repair - this isn't the first time this has happened, a similar thing occurred following previous attempts at boosting speed, though before I was able to get Windows up and running using an Ubuntu installation disk, although I still don't understand why - no need to say that it didn't work this time.
Startup repair refuses to work and my system restore points have vanished; I would try doing a repair install if I had a copy of the disk. I built the computer myself a few months back, borrowing a Windows 7 installation disk from a friend (who has now lost said disk), startup repair does tell me something about 'Problem Signatures' which are included below:
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Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16.385
Problem Signa... Read more

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Hello.

I have been assigned to fix this computer at my work. It is a new computer we are making that will contain 4 OSs; Red Hat 5 Enterprise Linux, Windows Vista Business, Windows XP and Windows 2000. The OS to boot up is selected by using Grub. The hard drive is partitioned into 6 partitions. Xp is located on the 0 partition, Vista on 1, Win2000 on 2, Red hat on 4. IT installed all the software but now there is a problem so they threw it at me, the new intern...

Red Hat, Vista and Xp all worked fine and boot up correctly. But once Windows 2000 was installed XP no longer works. Now all the OSs installed work except for Windows Xp. Through my two day online research I discovered that you should install Window OS in order of oldest to newest (2000 then XP then Vista). It seems IT did not know about this which is why we now have this problem.

Grub reports an invalid device when it tries to boot up Widows XP (the grub commands are correct). We figure the boot sector or the MBR was overwritten by Window2000's. So I need to fix this. But the biggest problem is the Windows XP CD fails to boot from the BIOS. This CD has been used on other systems and successfully boots from BIOS and opens the recovery console. Also other boot CDs work on this system, only the Windows XP boot CD fails. On this system the BIOS sees the CD and starts it. I get the message ?Checking hardware integrity? or something similar. After a few seconds this message disappears and the computer just sits... Read more

Answer:[resolved]XP CD fails to boot/XP fails on Muti-OS System

Hi mate, i feel for you when you are trying to 'impress' the new boss. By the way, welcome to TSF! I think what you will find is that the installation order was incorrect. Basically (as you probably already know) you need to install the older os before the new os. I think by installing 2000 on the machine you have conflicting boot files. Is there a way you can connect this drive to another machine, backup the critical stuff, reinstall in the right order?

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Laptop: Dell Inspiron 17RSE 7720 | 3rdGEn i7 3610QM CPU | DDR3 2x4GB RAM 1600MHz | nVidia 3DVision Enabled 17-inch screen running on 2GB GDDR5 nVidia 650M GT (3D enabled with NO optimus)
SATA Mode: AHCI
Hard Disks:
1. 32GB mSATA boot drive (Only windows core files and programs installed on it)
2. 1TB Toshiba 5400rpm (for Programs and Games)
3. 1TB Toshiba 5400rpm (for Movies, songs etc)

This laptop had Windows 7 installed in it with Intel Rapid Storage technology enabled. Few months ago, I changed the SATA mode to AHCI and installed windows 7 on 32GB mSATA drive. I kept the C drive only for windows and didn't install anything else on it. I created an MKLINK for some folders such as Common Files/Adobe and Appdata/Adobe so that heavy applications won't eat space on the little drive.
It was working fine for about 4-5 months, till one day the Windows 7 simply failed to boot. It was stuck on the Starting Windows screen forever. I searched on the sevenforums website and tried a lot of things such as cleaning the RAM, disabling startup programs and services etc. But it didn't help. neither did sfc /scannow nor windows repair using installation disc.
I could boot in safe mode but not normal mode.

So, I decided to reinstall Win7 from DVD that came with dell.
But the installation was stuck at final step of install after first reboot.
Again i tried several tricks described in forums, like checking for Legacy Boot in BIOS, making sure SATA is in AHCI, unplugging all USB drives as well... Read more

Answer:Windows Fails To Boot, Fails to Install

Your post is quite interesting but too much for me to absorb at one sitting. With that said I will voice a single concern and then ask a follow-up question:

My concern is this:





I changed the SATA mode to AHCI and installed windows 7 on 32GB mSATA drive



Above seems too small for extended growth.

Now, are you trying to do a clean install or reinstall? If that latter, could there be an issue related to the above (eg, not enough room)? I apologize for not try to absorb everything you stated; however, I made it all the way through high school using Cliff's Notes and I never had to read a single book! Guess I'm just lazy...

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I update and save quite a few files each day, and I can see in File History that there are many saved versions for these files.
This would fill up my backup drive fairly quickly, and therefore, I need to reduce 'Keep saved versions' from the default of 'forever' to about 3 months.  But does this mean that all files older than 3 months will be deleted my File History backup?
 What happens to all my files that have only ever been saved once, but are older than 3 months?  Are these retained in File History or deleted?
The forums on File History do no make this very clear.

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Hello,
 
Okay first of all I would like to say I have been having on going issues for months to almost a year... I have tried everything I can think of... Including wiping harddrives to DoD standards with dban, gparted etc.... I have tried monitering my connections with wireshark...  I have tried several differet anti- (virus and malware) programs including paid version of kaspersky, malwarebytes, bitdefender, eset.....
 
This problem also has involved some black hat hackers compromising my system and bank account, credit card etc all being hit and continueing to do so... I have switched ISPs , changed hardware, thrown away devices including cell phones and laptops... It seems that they were also backdoored into several of my devices and were using several different methods to continue to spread and infect other devices.. These devices include android, iphone, ipod, ipad, netbook, laptop, smart tv and even my dvd player (java).. I have tried to ask for help and seek help for this and no one can figure it out or think this cant be real.
 
I have now thrown out all laptops, and all phones at the same time and started from scratch but having issues on a brand new laptop... I am not sure this is the same issue as before... However, I would like and really appreciate if someone could help me out and view my logs and make sure.. because I have been through hell and back with all these issues.. Loss of finances, time, and sleep... SO, I truly appreciate any and a... Read more

Answer:Malware, Spyware, And hackers...equals months and months of going insane!! help!

GMER 2.1.19357 - http://www.gmer.net
3rd party scan 2015-06-29 18:38:16
Windows 6.3.9600  x64 \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\00000036 HGST_HTS721075A9E630 rev.JB2OA3J0 698.64GB
Running: 11ybrc3o.exe; Driver: C:\Users\M4M8A\AppData\Local\Temp\kxldypow.sys
---- Modules - GMER 2.1 ----
Module   \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\iaStorA.sys (Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver - x64/Intel Corporation SIGNED)(2014-09-02 06:28:41)                                                fffff800f9c65000-fffff800f9f1b000 (2842624 bytes)
Module   \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\edevmon.sys (Devmon monitor/ESET SIGNED)(2015-01-30 23:13:30)                                                                                          fffff800fa393000-fffff800fa3d2000 (258048 bytes)
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Desktop has not been used for a couple of months. Now it will not boot up, no beeps, and mouse,keyboard and monitor do not function. The power light is on and the fan is running. I have tried putting xp disk in and reboot but it does not load. Nothing on the screen, changed monitors and still nothing. Please help.

Answer:PC wont boot after being shut down months

BIOS battery flat maybe?Home Page http://ewen.uuuq.com/

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Hello all,

I have an old PC I put together almost 9 years ago. It's a P3 700 MHz slot 1 system with a DFI mainboard. It's been a workhorse over the years and been very reliable (which has not been the case with several other computers/MBs I've put together in the past few years). I didn't need it for awhile, so I powered it down and put it in a closet for about 6 months.

My laptop recently died, so I'm trying to use this as a 2nd computer, but now I cannot get it to boot. It won't even post. The CPU fans spin up, the HDD spins to life and makes its preliminary clicking sounds (normal for this HDD), but then it just sits there. The monitor says "Your monitor is working correctly, check the video signal."

Does anyone have any suggestions? It was working great the last time I used it and there were no untoward events in the closet (like water damage, etc). I've tried replacing the CMOS battery and clearing the CMOS repeatedly to no avail.

I'm going to try a different CMOS battery, but would appreciate any suggestions you folks might have.

Thanks,

-BlazingDragon
 

Answer:Old computer won't boot after being stored for 6 months

Try booting from a floppy. If this works I'd suggest the heads on the hD are stuck. Otherwise check the seating of memory and cards. Also all the cable connections.
 

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I purchased said unit Sept. last year and within a few months the battery started discharging for no reason I could see. Battery returned to Lenovo, tested and a new battery sent out (old one apparently kaput). I thought the problem was solved until a few days ago when... Battery starts discharging again for no reason I can see. Laptop eventually went into hibernation. Unplugged charger, plugged back in, switched on then powered up the laptop and the battery started charging. This sequence of events was repeated 3 times in 1 week, until yesterday when powering up the laptop failed. Took the battery out and tried laptop on charger only. Nothing. Put battery back in and tried to power up - then noticed battery indicator gave 3 orange flashes 1 second apart before stopping. Did the battery discharge thing (pressing in the power button etc.). Still nothing. The unit seems to have failed completely. Can someone tell my what I might be dealing with here - a failed motherboard? Yet again I'm going to have to send this laptop back for repair, and it's been nothing short of a nightmare because I rely on it to do work. I've never experienced something like this before with a purchased laptop and I suspect the original battery problem was caused by a fault inside the laptop. As the machine is still within warranty can I request a new machine or a full refund because I simply don't want to use something which may be inherently unstable? Looking at the views ... Read more

Answer:Ideapad Z580 only 10 months old - Battery failure 3 months ago and now this....

Hi Stephenbtc,
 
Thanks for posting and Welcome to Lenovo Community,
 
Would you please try to below steps
      
1-      Switch off the machine, remove the battery and keep the charger plugged in and press and hold the power button for 15 sec.
 
2-      Remove the battery and the charger and press and hold the power button for 20 sec.
Plug them back in and check if problem still exist or not if yes please go with the rest of steps
 
3-      Remove the energy management from control panel and install the below
Windows 8 : Energy Management
Windows 7 : Energy Management
 
Please let me know if you still facing the same problem
 
Hope the information helps
 
Regards,
 

Ayman

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Initially got a CMOS error and clock and date was off. Then no boot. No fan. Some lights worked, but no hard drive activity.

Got it to boot a couple weeks later. Ran check disk, fixed a couple errors. Ran Norton, found only 1 peice of spyware related to my atomic clock (sees connection between CMOS error and atomic clock). No viruses.

Give up. Wait another month. Boots up. Runs for 2 hours while I back up my files. Shut it off. Won't boot.

Wait 3 months. Boots up. Removes atomic clock. Restart. Freeze. Shut off. No boot.

Time to replace it, or can it be fixed? If it can't be fixed, please recommend a laptop with a 15" screen for under $2,000.

The demon in question is an Emachine M5305 running Windows XP Home/Mobile AMD Athlon XP-M 2200+ processor w/QuantiSpeed/512 MB DDR (PC 2100), 40 GB HDD, DVD/CD-RW combo, ATI Radeon IGP 320M. I don't know what kind of motherboard I have and it won't boot up so I can find out.

Muchos gracias. :wave:
 

Answer:Laptop will boot only after sitting for months, then freezes

I took it apart. The inside was covered with dust. Probably got too hot and fried whatever.

Ordered a Twinhead N15RB.

I'm not sure why no one replied. What did I do wrong?
 

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Following a Windows 10 update I started having boot issues. Initially it would take 5 or 10 minutes. Sometimes 30 minutes and then for a week all fine again. I did a Toshiba Service Station update 2 weeks ago and now its worse. I was leaving the computer on all the time, but accidently let the battery go flat ..Was able to boot once this week which opened directly to the Toshiba Service Station,but i made the wrong choice and it closed again. Now back to a black screen for a week.
Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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So, after a while of using Linux and some Win7, I'm coming back to Vista Ultimate until Windows 7 supports more of my games and my onboard 5.1 sound. So, I've kinda forgot how to really speed Vista up, so anyone think they could help me get my boot times down really low, etc? Here are my specs of the computer I'm doing the fresh install on.

Intel C2D E8400 @3ghz OC'd to 3.8ghz
Nvidia GeForce GTX260 Video Card
G.Skill 8gb DDR2 RAM
750gb SATA Barracuda x1
ASUS P5Q SE PLUS Motherboard

Also, why would my 5.1 surround sound and my speakers (5) work fine in Linux, but not in Windows or Vista? That's something I need to get working.

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****Hardware Configuration****
PSU : OCZ GameXtream 700W
CPU : AMD x2 4400+ (Avg Temp 25 - 35 Celsius)
VID : Evga 7800GTX 256MG
MOBO : DFI LanParty NF4 Ultra-D (Avg Temp 35 - 40 Celsius) (Case Avg Temp 50 Celsius)
RAM : 2 x 1GB OCZ Platinum
HDD : WD 74 GB Raptor (Sata)
HDD : WD 250 GB (Sata)
****Nothing Overclocked or Modded****



I have been reading for months on my problem and have only found a temporary solution... i have fixed numerous problems just from reading forums/google.. This if my FIRST post to get help.


A few months ago I had to restart my computer, which resulted in a "Disk Boot Failure, Please insert system disk".. so i restarted and everything was fine.. about a month or so later it started happening more frequently, and eventually there was no getting around it.. I read and read and tried every possible solution that seemed relevant.


Neither Hard Drive is detected in Bios, (auto detect finds nothing)
I've ran memtest several times and my ram is fine..
I've Connected, Disconnected, Plugged into different SATA ports, for each HD in every possible combination.
I purchased the new PSU listed in my profile (OCZ GameXtream 700w) because it seemed like that might have been behind the problem. which was to no avail (My previous PSU was a AMS 550W).


IF I do a cold boot then it will detect the harddrives but it will get into XP (pro sp2) but it will freeze shortly after even from performing the smallest tas... Read more

Answer:Disk boot Failure/ start up freezing - Researched for MONTHS

Welcome to Major Geeks

I would guess that the 75g drive is SATA 1 and the 250 is SATA2. The differences may be confusing the bios/system.

My first reaction would be to get the system working stably on one drive and add the second one later.
What are the bios options for SATA?
Have you looked for a bios update from the manufacturer?
When you loaded Windows did you use drivers for SATA1 or 2?
 

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I have an older PC with Vista Business on it. The RAID chip was having a problem so it just sat for about 9 months until an update to the bios allowed me to change the RAID properties. I am able to get to the windows logon screen but it would not accept my password (same password I always use on all 4 machines I have). So I went ahead and did the pending updates, and it still won't take the password. I even use the Password Hint to help so that I don't forget my password, and still no luck. The funny part is there is a reset password link that is useless if you didn't make a floppy. Well, I didn't even know that function was available or I would have made one...
So anyway, how else can I get in, or is there another solution to why my password is not working?

Thanks,
Kevin

Answer:First boot in 9 months, 15 updates Logon doesn't work anymore???

Problem Solved -
I finally was able to word my search properly and located a post referencing a website detailing how to burn a bootable cd that would allow you to change the information in registry. I am unable to find the post but a search using Lost Password seems to pull up a bunch of relavent posts.
Thanks,
Kevin

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I get the above message when trying to start the laptop.   Is the problem in the SSD, the HDD or Win10?  I tried the 1 Buttton Recovery (twice) and nothing changes even though it says the recovery was successful.  What should I do?

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Dear Tech guy,

I sure hope you can assist me to get my sony vaio vgnfw44jb to boot into windows 7 again. Its been 3 days of wrestling and I got to the end of what I know.

So

My Sony Vaio started to run weirdly and do random things; I figured it was infected so here's what I did.

1. downloaded and ran the free malwarebytes tool. >> some things removed but system still buggy
2. system restore > chose a 'good restore point' >>> ran slowly > result system restore failed
]tried older restore points> system restore result> failed
3. Vaio stopped booting into win 7 >>> able to boot into safe mode>> inserted win 7 system build cd to reinstall but thats not allowed in safe mode
4. downloaded Kapersky rootkiller cd >> ran this overnight >> forgot to save log to usb drive >> vaio stopped booting at all
5. downloaded the Hiren CD ( yes, read its all pirated not asking for help with that) ran mbrfix tool >> no change
6. found techguy site, browsed around, joined, downloaded ubcd > burned to cd
7. tested vaio : power on > windows starts but does not complete > vaio care begins> not able to repair, suggests I repair registry
8. viao now has ubcd in cd drive, powered off

Any advice on how I can fix my pc and get it to boot or... reinstall win 7 without losing my latest data?

Is there a way to strip off the data and applications so I can restore to vaio after fix?

Oh hear my tale of woe, tech ... Read more

Answer:After using a boot CD and Combofix, no boot & startup repair fails on sony vaio

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My current windows 10 installation is too bogged down to play games properly. I've tried all the traditional solutions to speed up my PC but none of them made any noticeable difference, so I'd like to try a fresh OS. I'd prefer to avoid doing a "Reset My PC" option and having to re-install all my apps. So I'm trying to install a second windows 10 onto a new partition that will just be used for playing a couple games.

The media creation tool USB option doesn't work on my pc. The USB gets ignored when I boot normally. If I try to boot it directly from the boot menu, I get a "selected device failed to boot" error (with both windows 10 and windows 8 media creation tools). I used a brand new USB drive and tried it immediately after installing the tool onto it. I also tried re-installing the tool a second time.

I tried running the setup.exe at the root of the USB drive, which started properly. However, all the guides I've looked at say that I should get a "custom install" option when running this tool. This is where I would have the option of selecting the partition I want to install windows to. I don't get that option. It just asks me for the basic language/architecture fields, then gives me the "keep everything/keep files/remove everything" options. There are no options after that. If i I click install, the installation begins.

I tried using the windows 8 setup.exe on the USB, but it asks me for a product key. My computer came with wi... Read more

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After the Windows 10 creators update, I have an Inspiron 3250 that failed to boot.  The blue screen that shows includes the text:

Recovery
Your PC/Device needs to be repaired.
The Boot Configuration Data files doesn't contain valid information for an operating system.
File: \BCD
Error code: 0xc0000098
You'll need to use recovery tools.  If you don't have any installation media...

I was able to fix it by adding a boot option and selecting the EFI boot file directly.  I called the boot option "BOOT EFI".   I set it to "Boot Option #1" in the bios, and the computer boots.
The boot option #1 resets to "Windows Boot Manager on Disk 0" after a power outage.  It does not always reset, but most of the time it does.
How do I get "Windows Boot Manager on Disk 0" working correctly or how do I prevent the Bios from changing to it after a power outage?
Here are some screen shots that show reselecting the boot option so that it will boot.

Answer:Inspiron 3250 Updates boot option automatically and fails to boot

0xc0000098: The Windows Boot Configuration Data file does not contain a valid OS entry boot error message affecting Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 , 10.
File: \Boot\BCD Status 0XC0000098
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/927392/
 
Bootrec.exe /Fixmbr
Bootrec.exe /Fixboot
Bootrec.exe /RebuildBCD
You MUST have Bootable DVD to fix this aka WINPE disk.
 
You are totally hozed.
Time to reinstall from scratch.

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My current windows 10 installation is too bogged down to play games properly. I've tried all the traditional solutions to speed up my PC but none of them made any noticeable difference, so I'd like to try a fresh OS. I'd prefer to avoid doing a "Reset My PC" option and having to re-install all my apps. So I'm trying to install a second windows 10 onto a new partition that will just be used for playing a couple games.

The media creation tool USB option doesn't work on my pc. The USB gets ignored when I boot normally. If I try to boot it directly from the boot menu, I get a "selected device failed to boot" error (with both windows 10 and windows 8 media creation tools). I used a brand new USB drive and tried it immediately after installing the tool onto it. I also tried re-installing the tool a second time.

I tried running the setup.exe at the root of the USB drive, which started properly. However, all the guides I've looked at say that I should get a "custom install" option when running this tool. This is where I would have the option of selecting the partition I want to install windows to. I don't get that option. It just asks me for the basic language/architecture fields, then gives me the "keep everything/keep files/remove everything" options. There are no options after that. If i I click install, the installation begins.

I tried using the windows 8 setup.exe on the USB, but it asks me for a product key. My computer came with wi... Read more

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Hi,

I have done a full installation from an original disk while keeping one partition of old data. I have tried both a 2005 and a 2004 editions (from an earlier computer I had). Both went OK but when the computer reboot after the first phase of the configuration, they both failed to boot after the POST phase. I have tried to install Ubuntu 8.04 and it booted successfully and also showed me the option of starting the windows installation, which again failed to boot. I have DELL laptop Inspiron 6400 and using its diagnostic tools, it showed that all components are OK.

I am interested to know if it is possible that the problem is due to:
1) bad cd drive, as it is making some noises.
2) bad memory as I had installed by mistake wrong memory and fixed this once I understoof it is causing some problems.
3) bad harddisk although I had no indication so far there is some problem with it.

I wanted to ask then why linux installed with no problem and to finish this query, I have noticed it is possible to install from a USB stick (to bypass problem 1), but I dont have windows (osx and ubuntu 8.04 only), is there a way to create a bootable windows installation USB stick using a mac or linux?

Thanks and best regards,
Tomer

Answer:fresh installation of windows fails to boot but linux boot with no problem

Your confusing to say the least.
The correct way to dual boot Window/Linux is to Install Windows 1st(Always) using all the drive. Then install Linux. All Linux versions will install a Boot manager so as you can then select whichever OS you desire. There are other ways but for someone like you that is the easiest.
Linux will install to a drive that Windows won't, Windows is very particular as to the disk surface, any little fault and it will refuse to install.
May I suggest you look at Puppy Linux 4.1. very, very fast and great for Wireless.

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My computer successfully loads the operating system windows 7, but fails to display anything on the monitor before that such as bios/boot menu. I need to access the bios to change the boot setting because I want to dual boot.
It's as if the screen doesn't actually get any signal from the computer until the operating system has kicked in (I have a blank screen for quite a while until it finally starts displaying the OS, at which point it is logging me in.
Fujuitsu Intel Core i5 550, Windows 7

Answer:Boot problem - fails to display bios/boot menu

Core i5 650 *

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Hi,

I have a desktop Windows 10 x64 machine that's been working fine for months/years. It was automatically updated from Win7 last year.

This morning I replaced the 2x4GB DDR3 memory with 2x8GB DDR3. This seemed to work though for some reason it works at 800MHz instead of the 1600MHz that the memory supports. The BIOS shows mem freq 1600 as expected. But this is the smaller issue. The PC worked booted fine.

When everything seemed to working as expected, I was still bothered by the slow startup and login times. Now with 16GB I had expected these times to improve.
I installed Windows SDK performance recording tool and set it to record the boot sequence and restarted the PC.

Windows failed to boot twice (UNEXPECTED KERNEL MODE TRAP) and went into the auto diagnostic repair mode. Restore just spins until I lose patience. I did manage to boot in safe mode and disable the recording. It did not help.

Running sfc/scannow "did not find any integrity violations".

I also managed to uninstall the Windows SDK/Perf Rec (by restarting the MSI service) - to no avail.

I ran the Windows memory test, but when it's done it reboots, the reboot fails, and I never did see the results.

I replaced the new RAM with the original ones, but this did not make any difference (BIOS setting are as they were originally).

I'm totally stumped!!

Please advise,

Thanks!!

Answer:Windows 10 Fails Regular Boot, Safe Mode boot OK

Hello adish and welcome to TenForums

The recent crashes are all suggesting the ESET driver eamonm.sys might be a factor.


Code:
BugCheck 1000007F, {8, ffff84001fc88b30, ffff840020108000, fffff8019ea3b196}

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

Try uninstalling the ESET remote admin software and see if this helps.

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The battery in my first gen S10 died after about 7 months. Fortunately, I was still well within my warranty so Lenovo held up their end and replaced it. However, after about 8 months that second battery too no longer holds a charge and my original warranty has since expired. Phone support reiterated as much and denied any help.  This leads me to ask, shouldn't the second battery carry with it a full one year warranty? How can Lenovo not stand by a battery that dies in less than a year? This seems like more than just bad luck and has me questioning whether I will purchase another Lenovo product in the future.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

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I'll keep this short.

1. Vista full installation ISO disc created

2. Disc boots up fine in an XP computer (so disc is fine)

3. Disc does NOT boot up in the Vista computer (my dilemma)

4. XP disc boots up fine in the Vista computer (so CD-ROM is fine)
What could possibly be wrong here? The only remote thing I can think about is that this is a 32-bit install as opposed to 64-bit. I am not sure which bit is in this computer and I am not even sure that really matters. It is a Toshiba A205-s5801 which came from factory with Windows Vista.

Answer:Arrrrgh!!! Vista ISO boot disk FAILS to boot

Specs: http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=SB&os=&category=&moid=1909172&rpn=PSAF3U&modelFilter=A205-S5801&selCategory=2756709&selFamily=1073768663

<<1. Vista full installation ISO disc created>>

Created from what?

That system seems to have come with a recovery partition and recovery mechanism which is the only option provided by manufacturer for any Windows repair/installation.

Louis

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Hello ! my pc acquired this very strange problem after I installed a new hard disk (wd raptor 74 gb):
Sometimes it boots up normally and sometimes it doesn't !!!
When it doesn't, it passes the bios post screen and hangs at the winxp loading screen (with the little progress bar continually moving but with no disk activity). At this point if I shutdown the pc from the power switch and fire it up again it will boot normally. If I press the restart switch the pc will give me an error msg that "NTLDR.EXE file is missing or corrupt" and it doesnt boot.
I am so frustrated with this problem coz I tried evth and nothing seem to work. I ve also checked in the internet but to no avail...
If anyone here has any ideas about this problem it would be a great help.
My pc has the follwing specs:
athlon 64 3700+, asus a8n sli mobo, 2 gig kingston ram, albatron 7900gt, 1 wd raptor 74gb sata hd (system disk), 1 wd 160 sata disk, 500 W enermax liberty psu. OS: winxp sp2
Thanks

Answer:winxp boot problems: sometimes it fails to boot and/or to restart !!!

I am sorry for the double post ! I dunno what happened ...I only clicked once ....

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I was having issues with Windows crashing when waking up from sleep. Everything seemed to point to driver issues, and while chasing that down I deleted several Acronis drivers from the registry. Acronis had been uninstalled, but left some artifacts behind.When I rebooted I got an Boot Manager error - basically not found.

I ran Windows startup repair 2-3 times without effect.

Windows recovery shows 2 recent backups are present, but neither is visible from the Restore window.

Tried to repair the MBR from Partition Wizard (8.1) and although it was successful Windows still doesn't boot. PW shows the partition is present and active but not as boot.

Happy Monday . Any ideas?

Answer:Boot manager corrupted - Windows fails to boot

Are you saying that after editing the Registry Win7 will not start? This can be fatal if you didn't save a System Restore point before messing with the registry.

Try a System Restore from System Recovery Options as far back as necessary.

If that fails confirm that Win7 or it's System Reserved partition (preferred if you have it) is Partition Marked Active then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

If that doesn't help then everything that can possibly be done is here for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot leading up to if necessary rescuiing any files before running Recovery or doing the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

You will get and keep a perfect install for exactly as long as you stick with the tools and methods in that tutorial, as proven by over a million consumers who have used it without a single complaint.

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Hello ! my pc acquired this very strange problem after I installed a new hard disk (wd raptor 74 gb):
Sometimes it boots up normally and sometimes it doesn't !!!
When it doesn't, it passes the bios post screen and hangs at the winxp loading screen (with the little progress bar continually moving but with no disk activity). At this point if I shutdown the pc from the power switch and fire it up again it will boot normally. If I press the restart switch the pc will give me an error msg that "NTLDR.EXE file is missing or corrupt" and it doesnt boot.
I am so frustrated with this problem coz I tried evth and nothing seem to work. I ve also checked in the internet but to no avail...
If anyone here has any ideas about this problem it would be a great help.
My pc has the follwing specs:
athlon 64 3700+, asus a8n sli mobo, 2 gig kingston ram, albatron 7900gt, 1 wd raptor 74gb sata hd (system disk), 1 wd 160 sata disk, 500 W enermax liberty psu. OS: winxp sp2
Thanks

Answer:winxp boot problems: sometimes it fails to boot and/or to restart !!!

Hello yorgosp

When a problem arises always suspect anything new you have added /done.

Open the case and make sure all the connections for the new drive are OK

If it isn`t that get a can of compressed air and blow out all the dirt. Pay particular attention to the CPU fan. Make sure it is always coming on when you boot up.

Otherwise

Run chkdsk
Go to All Programs>Accessories>Command Prompt. At the prompt type
chkdsk /r (there is a space before /)
Enter
Reboot

It could be some hardware with an intermittent problem. It could also be another attached component (drive, add-in card, etc.) that has an intermittent fault. Finding out which component is failing would allow you to replace it before any more serious problems occur

Check all the connections inside the case.
I once knew this to be fixed by replacing the hard drive ribbon cable.
Disconnect all peripherals and card except the video card.

If you have another machine, try swapping out anything you can as a test

Look here for errors

1. Right click My Computer / Properties / Hardware / Device Manager.
Look for "Yellow" errors

2. Control Panel / Performance and Maintenance / Admin Tools / Event Viewer / System.
Look for "Red" errors. Double click on error.
Take a note of the Event ID and also the Source and post them back.

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Hello, I?ve been having pretty major issues with my computer over probably the past 4-5 months. As I?ve concluded from my research many others are having the same or similar problems as I am. I think I know what is wrong I just really need really in-depth help on how to fix it. I?ve followed other instructions on this site on how to solve this problem with no success. (I downloaded bootkit remover and the results showed I had an unknown boot code. Which means either there?s an active bootkit infection, or a custom boot manager installed. Not that I really know what any of this means?) When I tried entering in the run box what the instructions directed me to it said ?error cannot find?etc.?.

The problems that keep occurring are:
Random audio in the background in the form of ads like every few minutes or so, clicking noises, slower system performance, and loss of attention to a program every few seconds (for example- if I am trying to type the arrow will loss focus as if I just opened another program on top of microsoft word).

Other potentially helpful info:
-Operating system: MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
-Primary Browser: Mozilla Firefox (I don?t use Internet Explorer AT ALL)
- I have a Toshiba external hard drive which I did not include in all the searches. However, bootkit remover already said my internal hardrive C is the one which is infected. (I?ve used this hardrive while working offline with no problems.)

In order to avoid... Read more

Answer:Bootkit Infection or Possibly Custom Boot Manager Installed-ongoing issue for months

Re: Bootkit Infection or Possibly Custom Boot Manager Installed-ongoing issue for mon

Final log out of the 5
 

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Hello.

I have been assigned to fix this computer at my work. It is a new computer we are making that will contain 4 OSs; Red Hat 5 Enterprise Linux, Windows Vista Business, Windows XP and Windows 2000. The OS to boot up is selected by using Grub. The hard drive is partitioned into 6 partitions. Xp is located on the 0 partition, Vista on 1, Win2000 on 2, Red hat on 4. IT installed all the software but now there is a problem so they threw it at me, the new intern...

Red Hat, Vista and Xp all worked fine and boot up correctly. But once Windows 2000 was installed XP no longer works. Now all the OSs installed work except for Windows Xp. Through my two day online research I discovered that you should install Window OS in order of oldest to newest (2000 then XP then Vista). It seems IT did not know about this which is why we now have this problem.

Grub reports an invalid device when it tries to boot up Widows XP (the grub commands are correct). We figure the boot sector or the MBR was overwritten by Window2000's. So I need to fix this. But the biggest problem is the Windows XP CD fails to boot from the BIOS. This CD has been used on other systems and successfully boots from BIOS and opens the recovery console. Also other boot CDs work on this system, only the Windows XP boot CD fails. On this system the BIOS sees the CD and starts it. I get the message “Checking hardware integrity” or something similar. After a few seconds this message disappears and the computer just sit... Read more

Answer:XP CD fails to boot/XP fails

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Not cause by virus .. this just started today. I tried a restore point of yesterday .. nothing. I have tried several suggestions from the web but nothing seems to do it? I know it would be better if i could name them but can't remember the exact commands .. will look for the page again. One dealt with sfc /newscan (or such).

Really need to get this working again .. any ideas or pointers?

Answer:Windows 10 start button fails, search fails restart fails

Yes, left click on start button and right click on task bar icons does nothing?
Tried flhthemi's suggestion "Open powershell with admin privileges Copy and paste this line at the PS prompt:
Get‐AppXPackage ‐AllUsers | Foreach {Add‐AppxPackage ‐DisableDevelopmentMode ‐Register

"$﴾$_.InstallLocation﴿\AppXManifest.xml"}

Worked once but problem came back and wouldn't work the second time?

Tried the .bat file from AveYo's suggestion, lost my wifi connection and couldn't restart it, had to revert to a previous restore point.

Anyone know a fix for this?

Thanks

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Hi, on a couple of occasions recently 2 of my X230's have decided randomly to stop booting up or rather they forget that they have a HDD0 and attempt boot to the Nic. They have the 256GB SSD drives and the only way around this is to go back into the Bios and setup the boot order again with HDD0 as the first boot device. Anyone seen this ?

Answer:SSD fails to boot defaults to network boot

Hi, jlovell4
 
There is a BIOS update available for the X230 that may provide some assistance in this matter. The update can be found here. And just to be safe, I would recommend getting all other drivers up to date as needed. All of those can be found here.
 
Hope it helps. Let me know how it goes!
Adam





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I have a Dell Inspiron 17, 5000 Series (1.7 GHz Intel Pentium 3558U, 4 GB Ram, 500 GB HDD). It came preloaded with Windows 8.1. I needed Windows 7 so I partitioned the main drive and installed Windows 7 in 100 GB of partitioned space. After swapping between the Windows 7 and 8 Boot manager. Ended up choosing the Windows 8 manager.

My problem comes in when I boot into Windows 7, then when I shut down and try and boot into Windows 8 it will hang prior to the boot manager (of Windows 8). I have to press and hold the power button to hard shut down. Once I do that and reboot, Windows 8 Boot manager and Windows 8 boot ok.

So Windows 8 will boot fine if I was last in Windows 8. However if I was last booted in Windows 7 then go to Windows 8 (or try and boot into 7 again, but using the 8 boot manager) it will hang at boot. I've used all the command checks with Windows 7 and 8. Found no errors. I can't reinstall Windows 8 as I don't have recovery disks, plus the computer came from Aarons Rent to Own (they had no issues me doing what I wish with it).

When I switch and use the Windows 7 boot manager I can boot back into Windows 7 even if Windows 7 was my last boot. But like when using the Windows 8 boot manager, I am unable to boot into Windows 8 if Windows 7 was booted last. But Can boot to Windows 8 if Windows 8 was booted last.

I'm not sure what to do to correct the issue. Any help would be welcomed. Thanks

Answer:Win 8 fails to boot after booting into Win 7. Dual Boot

Since no replies yet, take a look at this link (EasyBCD):
https://neosmart.net/wiki/easybcd/dual-boot/bcd-based/

Rich

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Hi
hope you can help.
My pc fails to boot up correctly.
ON start up it tries to launch XP but reboots and then brings up the screen which offers options to restore last good config or bootup in the safe mode options. I tried last known good config but this just repeated the process. However it happily boots in any safe mode and i can access all my files.
I have run various spyware and anti-virus tools some have removed various infections ie. bratsk and karna however there is still stuff there AVG running in safe mode has identified viruses and trojans and other things which i think are re-directs and recyclers.
Anyway I'm now out of my depth so would be very grateful for any advice
that would help save this Pc.
I have attached gmer.txt,dds.txt,attach.txt files
Thanks.



DDS (Version 1.0) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by JEANETTE PITMAN at 11:39:25.40 on 18/11/2008
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.767.405 [GMT 0:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\Acer.Empowering.Framework.Launcher.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Updater5\AdobeUpdater.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet... Read more

Answer:Pc Fails To Boot Normally Will Only Boot In Safe Mode

Do you still require assistance?

Kindly post fresh logs if so.

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Hello!

I installed a Radeon HD6500 2GB into my computer and installed the drivers. The next time it was turned on, I was met with a black screen that says something along the lines of:
"Please Select Boot Drive, Reboot"
So I entered the BIOS as instructed however, my BIOS isn't a standard mobo configuration. It's an ASUS built one, rather recent. I selected BOOT-ORDER as usual, and looked at the set up. Windows OS Detection
HDD
USB
CD.
I've never seen a BIOS offer a defined search for a Windows OS before. When you click on this option? The OS boots and this is how I'm talking here, now. So could anybody shed some light on this situation and how one may remove it? I am open to ideas, but I don't want to release the GFX card from it until I know I won't cause further harm (If someone is able to tell me, otherwise I'll have to)

Yours,
r0ss.

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Good evening, it has been a while. I got a custom built computer about a year ago so that I can play FSX and P3D reasonably well. Everything seemed to go ok, not great, just ok. This are my specs:
Intel i7 [email protected] - Nvidia EVGA GTX 970 4gb - Asus Z97 Maximus Hero VII - WD black series 1TB HD - Corsair RM series RM850 - Samsung 840 EVO MZ-7TE500BW 500gb SSD.
About a month ago I started to notice that my wifi connection would be lost, then come back on its own. It got worse about two weeks ago, so I tried running the troubleshooter, it failed saying an error prevented it from running. Odd I thought.
I tried running windows updater, it downloaded a number of files to update, but continuosly failed to install 3 of them, apparently related to Microsoft Net Framework.
This morning I decided to uninstall P3D, and install a clean updated version, and the setup failed, never happened before. In the forums it adviced to make sure Direct X9 is installed, tried doing that and it failed as well.
This is very stressful, and affects my immune system, which is not good for me. Can someone here please be kind enough to take some time to help me solev this mess, thanks very much.
This are some logs from what happened today.
 

Answer:Windows update fails, Direct X fails, troubleshooter fails

im sorry to hear that you are having health issues sir. may i ask what OS yo are running
 

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So for the past 2 days my system automatically shuts down or completley freezes forcing me restart. Once the system tries to restart it won't boot up not even the bios boots up and there is no boot beep.
If I continueously try to restart it (by completley shutting it off by holding the power button for a couple seconds as the restart button doesn seem to work when this happens) to PC doesn't boot up.
If I turn it off completley and turn off the power supply switch and leave the computer untouched for 10 minutes+ and then turn it on it boots fine.
So far it froze once yesterday afternoon and shut down automatically once tonight. When it boots everything works fine like normal.
So far the only thing I can think that it could be is the bios battery or maybe even the mobo that's on the way out.
Any other ideas, suggestions or advice?

Oh I forgot to mention when I do get back in Windows the time in the Task Manager is incorrect.
 

Answer:PC won't boot up, not even the bios unless left off for a bit

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I just installed a new HD and didn't think to take the old one out first. I installed windows 7 enterprise 64 bit and after installation could boot to either HD. When I removed the old HD, the new one would not boot giving "Disk Boot Failure" I have tried to repair the boot with a repair disk but no success. Maybe hook old drive up and boot to the new drive and copy the boot files from the old drive to the new one?

Answer:Installed new HD left old HD in new HD won't boot

Run the Repair/Install 3 times on just the new HD. That should repair the boot files onto the new HD.

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My pc has been working fine for a while, only this morning I performed a shutdown & restart. The pc shutdown OK, but on restart at the first boot up screen, it displays boot from CD ROM...
Then
Y∞Y∞

I can't get any further than this.

The OS is Windows XP with SP2.

I think the MBR has become corrupt, only I don't know how to fix this without loosing my filles stored on the HD.

Appreciate if anyone can advise on what this problem is and how to fix.

TIA

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I just purchased a Thinkpad W530. it has worked beautifully other than one major problem: it won't start up after a shutdown unless I leave it off for hours. I can turn it on after being off and it works just fine, but if I turn it off I have to almost wait overnight for it to turn back on again. I hit the power button, the green light comes on for a few seconds and then it turns off again. I've tried booting with just the AC adapter and just the battery. I've also tried unplugging both and holding the power button for 30+ seconds and then plug it back in and it does the same thing. I ran the hardware diagnostic test provided by Lenovo when I'm able to actually get it to work but the results (albeit it's nowhere near a comprehensive test) appear to be fine. I also tried changing what slot the RAM is inserted in. Also, it has never shut down or anything randomly and it won't turn on no matter how long I had it on so I don't think it's a heat related issue. I had it on for under a minute yesterday morning and then turned it off and it wouldn't turn on until this morning. Thanks in advance for any ideas!

Answer:W530 will only boot after being left off for hours

I think it IS a heat issue, but not overheating. You probably have a defective chip on the motherboard (part of the starting circuit) that only works when cold. I assume it has a warranty. Now is the time to get service.

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I was dual booting with Windows 7 and I deleted that partition. It is to my understanding that I would need to move the Windows 8 partition to the left before extending it. Do I need to use a CD, or can I do it from a program? Thank you.

Answer:How do I move my boot partition to the left?

Disk management can't do it but the mini tool partition wizard can. It's what I used in that same situation.

Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

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Last night I left my desktop (which is 5 years old) on, and when I went to use it this morning it was stuck in hibernation mode and the fan was roaring at full blast, I decided to hold the manual power button and turn it off, as well as unplug it from wall and let it rest because I assumed it overheated (I also dusted the fans). When I went to turn it back on 30 mins later, all it did was power/light up and make the launching sound which it always does. The fans do not spin and then it just goes silent, but the power light is still on. I can't get into the BIOS or anything like that and am not sure how to begin diagnosing it. The only thing I have tried is removing the RAM sticks one by one but it still wouldn't boot.

Specs: GTX 660, 1 TB HD, MicroATX Motherboard, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, 875 watt power supply
 

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I installed a new version of Win7 on a netbook.. I don't think anything went wrong, but it doesn't just boot into windows 7.. After the bios, I get an option to select:

Windows 7
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled]
Tools:
Windows Memory Diognostic


How can I get rid of the other options and boot straight into WIndows 7?

Answer:New install left setup on boot

Hello 3DPiper,

Double check to make sure that you have Windows 7 set as the default OS to run at startup.Default Operating System - Change Default Boot OS
Next, you could use the tutorial below to uncheck the Time to Display the List of Operating Systems at Boot box to have it startup in Windows 7 automatically with no wait time.Operating System to Start - Change Display List Time
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I'm simply attempting to run update on my Windows 7 machine. Update will not run, downloading and running the SP1 update fails, downloading and running the Update Readiness Tool fails, trying to launch a troubleshooter fails. I ran sfc and have attached the log along with all the error codes screenshots. I have no idea how to proceed from here other than to drop this machine off at the nearest recycling center.

Answer:update fails, SP1 install fails, troubleshooter fails

Looks to me like you're having problems accessing the COMONENTS registry hive - although I would have thought that would also make a SFC scan fail.

I suspect I know what the problem is - let's see if a different tool can expose it...
I need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
(download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.x

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Can anyone offer any advice on thw following?I have a PC that's failing to boot up. It begins the process - the keyboard lights flash on and off once, the two CD drives flash their lights in turn and the red and green lights on the tower case itself are alight. The fans for the CPU, graphics card and power supply all run and the two HDDs both appear to spin up. There has been noise associated with the HDD (can't tell which one) spinning that sounds dubious, but it's intermittent. Both HDDs get warm but not hot. The PC hangs before it reaches the first audible beep - i.e. it makes no beeps at all. It sits there with all motors humming, but doing nothing. There is no activity on the screen at all - it remains black throughout. I've tried an alternative screen, keyboard and graphics card (one at a time, and all known to be working) with no effect. It won't boot from the floppy I made some while back. I also tried a boot floppy that I made on a different PC to no effect, but I don't know if they are "transferrable" as such.The PC is a PIII 800, running Win 98SE. It has an EPOX MU-3VCM Motherboard, with Award BIOS. A few days ago it started to crash competely - i.e. dump to black screen, all power off - without warning. Initially it could be re-booted, but now it's as described above. I've not installed any new components or software particularly recently. It is connected to the Net via ntl BB, but has the usual firewall/antivirus safeguards in place, though these aren't infallibl... Read more

Answer:PC fails to boot up

Can you get in to the bios set up screen? can you see the post screen? or the video bios screen? should come on before windows starts,if not could be the mobo has gone.

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Question: Fails to boot

My computer will lock up at will. When I re-boot I get the message that no ndlr is found. The BIOS does not recognize the hard drive. When I plug the SATA cable into another socket, the BIOS will recognize the HD. I then have to click F8 to reset the boot order. Is this a bad motherboard, Hard Drive, or something in the OS? I have Win 7 Home Premium, Asus M3At8 motherboard, Radeon HD3200 video card, 4GB of Ram. I have changed SATA cables and it did not help. Thanks for any tips you can give me. This is about to drive me nuts!

Answer:Fails to boot

did you install the O/S with a a main drive and a secondary drive ?

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Question: boot fails

I loaded HP drivers off of site,restarted and now boot up fails. Says 1)  secondary IDE channel no 80 pin conductor cable installed.2) keybord erro or no keybord present.It hangs, the keybord now does not work.I tried to move the connectors around for the mouse and k-bord,no change.?? thanks,Jim

Answer:boot fails

What type of drivers ? ?

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Hi guys,

Today I rebooted my PC, and when I turned it on all that happens was the fans and the red LED (hard drive indicator?) was constantly on. Also, the CD LED was on, there was no sound from the hard drive. I removed each part one by one to see if they were at faultbut the same result happened. The screen remained blank as if there was no input.

My specs are (if it helps):
Intel P4 3.2GHz w/ HT
1 GB of Geil RAM
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 128mb
Not sure about the mother board someone else put it in for me.

I've not made any adjustments to the settings.

Help would be very grateful!
 

Answer:PC fails to boot up.

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Question: Fails to boot

I have been asked to look at a pc running ME,I have re-installed os, software and new cd-rom drive which all ran perfectly, but now it will not boot. The Packard Bell boot screen appears, and gives option to press escape to switch to post or F2 to run CMOS setup. The keyboard will not accept commands and I cannot progress further. Checked psu, power is on the mobo and all connectors are ok. Can anyone please help ?

Answer:Fails to boot

Did the machine come with any particular restore disks etc?

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Question: XP fails to boot

Hi, reinstalled XP from new a few days ago, so the system is almost completely clean. Downloaded all system updates including SP2 and SP3, Installed MS Office, Adobe Audition, Firefox, AVG and Zone Alarm and Ashampoo onto the system. Installed Reason 4 (onto another partition because it's a huge programme).
This is all genuine software and stuff I have been using no problems for years.

Then I installed Bufferzone trial (using Ashampoo to monitor the installation) and later decided I didn't like it so uninstalled it with Ashampoo.
I think it froze just after uninstalling so I turned the computer off with power button.

Now XP boots almost to the login screen but then bleeps once and hangs.
I have tried "safe mode" and "last good configuration" but the same.
I'm at my wits end but don't want to reinstall Windows as it is a real pain because the machine was built to run on Vista and have to download all the drivers manually.

How can I solve this problem?



computer: Acer travelmate 5720 laptop
Intel Centrino Core 2 Duo T7300
1GB DDR2

Answer:XP fails to boot

What screen does it hang on exactly?

You can try an XP Repair Install. It might work.
http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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Question: Boot fails.

I cant boot machine with boot media, access recovery or BIOS.Its a z570 & was running win10 x64 (Home - i think) without issue...until recent windows update, which is when it would freeze. Tried a couple of times before it stopped booting or responding. Initially at this point i could get into recovery mode (i had made and used recovery image usb)It would stall out, then altogether would not boot nor run BIOS start like normal. I am attaching an image of the error screen. I cannot find any info to troubleshoot/explore root cause,  let alone a solution. Please help as i have exhausted available resources. Thx Sol Or a hardware side issue?


























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Hello, am running windows xp sp3 that has stopped booting up but gives the following msgwindows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt \WINDOWS\system32\config\SYSTEMIf i press f10 for recovery i get msg File ndis.sys caused error 32770 at line 3685 in d:\xpsp1\base\boot\setup\setup.c.It doesn't mean much to me but looks serious. I dont have a reboot disk - xp came installed on the pc.I did make a copy of my system using Acronis to an external drive some time back but dont know how install this.Help please!ps i may be slow to reply as using pc at work, cheers

Answer:xp fails to boot. Help!

first off,manufacture?model?age?Try alt+f10was it preinstalled?

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Hey there. My mom's friend's computer is having issues. When the computer is booted up the system runs normally until it hits the loading win xp screen. Following the appearce of that the screen goes blank and all activity lights shut off. I told her to leave it there for a few minutes and nothing happened.

We then tried going into safe mode which worked. I then advises her to system restore. The computer said that you would have to restart and activate system restore. However, system restore was on and 100% functional.

Becoming puzzled I then advised her to start up in selective startup mode. This failed. I then told her to go back to safe mode and do normal start up. Another failure.

I then asked her to try using the last good system configuration in the bootup but this also failed.

I'm at a loss here guys, I've never encountered a system that refuses to boot normally and doesn't give an error message but is able to get into safe mode ok.

Anyone have any ideas?
 

Answer:Win XP Pro fails to boot

Have you considered a repair installation?

Perform a Repair Installation
http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsXP/expertzone/tips/dougknox/doug92.asp
 

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Question: HP fails to boot

I have an HP (Pavilion 7915) with a HD (Maxtor 40gig) that won't boot up. It goes to the first WinXP splash screen, then circles back to black page with options to go into "safe mode", "start windows normally", etc... None of the options will work. I've put this HD as a slave on another PC, & was wondering if I can make a Recovery CD somehow this way by accessing the HP HD? I do not have any actual CD's with this PC. Friend who owns it says it's on the HD. Any ideas on where the "Recovery" data would be located? Or any other ideas on how to get it to "boot up" so that I can run all the malware scans on it? Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:HP fails to boot

I'm a bit confused. Please confirm my understanding of your query and fill in a few details.
You say that 'none of the options work'
Are you sure you have tried the one called
last known good configuration This one is your best bet.

If this does not work you say you have access to your another pc to run the drive as a slave. Did you set the jumpers correctly? What did you see on YOUR drive?

Does your friend also have an HP pavilion - the recovery disk is generic. The working pavilion has an icon to create a recovery disk - follow it.

The hp recovery process requires a working operating system to load the recovery. This is contained on a small FAT partition, also on the hard drive and accessed by the bootdisk HP urge owners to make at the outset.

Studio T
 

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I have just finished rearranging my office and found that now the PC will not boot sometimes. I will fail 1,2 or 3 times, usually just as windows is starting, with a extremely quick blue screen of death.Eventually it will start but it is very annoying and I don't know why as I can't read the error message as t is too fast.I'm sure I've read about something somewhere (PCA?) and a search of this forum doesn't help (note to Ed: how about improving the site search engine a bit please - love the mag & site - grovel...).Any pointers to similar threads or other advise would be most appreciated.ThxOh: Win XP Pro, Asus A8N-SLI mobo, AMD 3500 64 CPU, 1xXFX Geforce 6600GT 256MB PCI-e, 1GB RAM

Answer:Boot fails sometimes

Disable auto-rebootWhen Running windows and it crashes you will get a blue screen and it will automatically restart, ofter it will restart too fast for you to see the error message. To disable auto restart on system failure, so you can see the error message.1. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> System (Windows+Pause works, too)2. Go to Advanced3. Under the Startup and Recovery section, click Settings...4. Under System Failure un-check "Automatically restart"

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System: Abit KT7A-RAID, Athlon 1.2Ghz, seagate 30Gb HDD, Soundblaster card, ATI Rage 128 graphics card.Symptoms:* PC shuts down during boot up at various stages, reset won't work and power switch don't work, have to turn power off and then on at rocker switch at back.* Eventually this gets worse until finally the PC won't boot at all.* First time this happened I replaced the power supply which worked, this time it didn't. All that happens is the fans spin for an instant and then stop, no boot occurs and I have to switch off at the rocker power switch at the back before I can get back to the same situation.I had narrowed it down to either the mobo or hard drive by removing all PCI cards, except graphic for monitor.For a similar problem in another forum I found a suggestion that it may be bad RAM, but this didn't work for me. Any help would be appreciated.Johnny

Answer:PC Fails To Boot Up

Seems linked to your power supply

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This is a one-piece desktop computer and with power on it goes to "Preparing Automatic Repair".  On failing, it shows "Your PC did not start correctly."  Selecting Restart just repeats the sequence as before.  Selecting ?Advanced?, I get options "Continue" and ?Turn off the PC", neither of which is helpful.  The next option is to "Use a Device" to recover, but selecting that never offers devices, rather does a restart, and back to "Preparing Automatic Repair" and so on. The fourth option is "Troubleshoot" which offers to reset the PC (yet again) and "Advanced Options".  Selecting that, "System Restore" takes me back to ?Preparing?? as above, with no offer of drives for recovery.  Also offered is "Command Prompt" which works!  (Starting in 1983 I used MSDOS a lot.)   At the prompt, I see it comes up in drive X.  Drive X is named ?Boot? and has a lot of Windows folders, similar to what is on C (which thankfully looks intact).  However, the files on X are not the same as on C.  Drive D, as expected, is a recovery partition, for whatever good that may do me.  Drive C has 945 megabytes free and with whatever is partitioned for D, this pretty much accounts for the one terabyte hard drive.  But then there?s drive X.  In just its System32 folder are 450 megs of data, and it shows 500 megs free.  I?ve had the back off, and there are no hidden... Read more

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I have been having an issue that has started recently where my computer will not boot properly after restarting my system or shutting down. This happens more often than not and it becoming very frustrating. The first step I did was check that my boot priorities in the bios, everything is in order (my windows hard drive being number one and generic USB drive number 2, the rest are disabled, also please note there is no usb sticks plugged in while I’m booting). I then changed my ram and the issue still occurs, so I set my bios settings to default and it still occurred. What happens exactly is when I reset my computer or shut down it will sometimes show the motherboard screen in the start and fail to boot to the windows screen where the blue windows 10 symbol shows up with the loading wheel underneath to which It should pass and boot normally.
It will then just get pass the initial motherboard screen which sometimes doesn't show at all and then the computer just sits on black screen with a blinking line at the top left hand side of the screen, this carries on indefinitely until I hold down the power button turn off my power supply and wait for the LED lights to turn off and let the system discharge, please note simply pressing restart button or power button just leads me straight back to the black page with the blinking line and it is only fixed once I power down and discharge the computer.
However, after I do this random process it boots normally. I know it's not the po... Read more

Answer:PC sometimes fails to boot! - Help

Classic symptoms of a failing PSU, so I can see why you have changed that first.
Not showing or getting past motherboard screen then points to motherboard problems as BIOS sequence not completing - can you RMA the board as its only 3 months old?

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Question: XP fails to boot

Hi everybody
I have a Compaq notebook, 120 GB SATA HDD, Core2Duo, after I installed windows XP Home edition I receive this error: STOP:0x0000007B (0xF79F8524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000). My notebook restarts every time I try to boot it up.

I just downgraded from windows 7 beta and that error occurs. I also have tried to format the whole disk and reinstalled windows XP.
Last file loaded before the BSoD was mup.sys
I have tried fixmbr and fixboot and that error still occurs. I don't know what should I do...

Please give me help.

Thanks.

P.S: Sorry if I made grammatical mistakes.

Answer:XP fails to boot

Exactly when does it reboot? That error indicates a problem with the hard drive.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324103

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Question: Fails to boot

I installed a second hard drive. Everything ok but "Unable to find operating system" which I understand. I think I may have mistaken "Setup" for "Startup" and pressed DEL to enter.I have removed the secondary hard drive and restored hardware to what it was. When booting up, the system does a memory check, detects primary and secondary masters then:Initializing plug and play cards.Card 01 PnP Sound chip. - then it stops

Answer:Fails to boot

put your bios back to default settings and see if this message clears

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I am a new user to this site and I am moderately computer literate and have a basic knowledge of my system.
It's a Gateway PC running on Windows XP with a Pentium 4 Processor, as for the base specs I'm not quite sure, but I know they are lower than my laptops specs are.

Just today when I got home from work my parents had started to worry about the PC, they would start it up and then wait for it to boot as usual, but this time it started to turn on and wouldn't do anything from there, it would just sit at the loading screen and not even get to the loading bar or welcome screen it's self.

So I tried a couple of reboots to see if that would help and it did not, so I picked up my OS install disc to force a reboot or to repair the system, I can restart it but it does the same thing even with the OS disc inside the tower, it doesn't even read it at all.
I'm not too sure what else to do at this point, if there are any other suggestions please provide them, if you have further questions to ask me, I'll try and answer them to the best of my ability.
 

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hi, wonder if any one can help me with this problem, just bought a mother board with a celeron 366 cpu, it came from a working pc, installed it in my pc, when i press the power button i get no power led come on, i can hear the hd spinning and the hd led stays on for 30 seconds then goes out, the cpu fan dosent turn and the monitor stays blank through out, can any one advise me please, thanks

Answer:pc fails to boot

Power supply unit output ok power to HDD led onPower to board? no graphics no cpu fan, on board connection to fan?Suggest you check power lead to board, fully home? rightway round?/\0/\

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Question: Fails to Boot

I have just completed a rebuild using a Asrock K7S8X motherboard, AMD 2200+ CPU and 512MB of DDR ram. My problem is that when I turn it on, although the HDD light shows activity, it fails to boot. If I wait until the HDD light goes out and then hit the reset switch it then boots. This is a real pain in the backside. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Question: XP Fails to boot

I have a PC running Win XP Home.When I boot up the screen goes blank during the Windows Bootup Screen.It boots okay in Safe Mode.I have uptodate AV.Any ideas please

Answer:XP Fails to boot

You can use recovery console, but it wud be complicated.i had this after rong drivers.just reinsatll windows using disc

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Hi there all.
Put the finishing touches to my new PC, plugged it in,turned on the power and the fans spun up.................................and thats all she wrote. Further investigation showed that the mother board (ASUS P5N-E SLI) was getting power as the green led was lit. My new case hasn't got a speaker so wouldn't hear any beeps but doubt I would anyway.
I am tempted to consider (after trolling the net trying to find out what it could be) that it might be a RAM issue. The mother board manual says the four RAM slots can hold from 256MB up to 2GB modules. Then the helpful ASUS perople list a whole lot of potential modules giving Manufacturers and part numbers..................but only up to 1Gig. (What the...?)
So I bought a single Kingston 2GB DDR2 800 module and put that in. I am now wondering if it actually needs a matching module in the matching slot (2 blue slots and 2 black slots to help there). Not being an expert I'm hoping that the single module can't handle a single channel configeration.
Over to you tech fiends!:stickout:
 

Answer:New PC fails to boot

The PCI-EX Blue slot is for single cards.

The Ram could be defective - that's the risk when ordering just 1.

You did use backboard standoffs?

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic53866.html
 

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Question: XP fails to boot

I have a similar problem to WHS00 UD04.

Whenever I turn the computer on a screen comes up that displays the option to Enter Safe Mode, Start up with last known good configuration or normal mode. Whichever option is selected the machine restarts, but ends up at the same screen.

I've tried booting from the XP Recovery Disk, but whether I press 'R' to Repair or Enter to continue I get the same error;

"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed on your computer

Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected
to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is
correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic
or setup program

Setup cannot continue. To quit setup, press F3."

Pressing F3 gives no response, even the power switch does not respond. I need to press the reset switch to get things moving again.

The BIOS seems to recognise the SATA controlled hard-disk on boot-up, but entering the BIOS setup shows no Primary or Secondary Master IDE. I realise that this maybe a hardware problem, but any help or advice would be most appreciated.

Answer:XP fails to boot

If all else fails: Id give it a day or two to see if there are any better alternatives.
Get out the restore disk. Open you cd drive and shut your computer off. Put the restore disk in and close. Restart your computer. Hopefully your motherboard didn't melt. This should boot from cd...yea I thiink its time to start over. If you have any backups...nows the time to go find them. Before you do this...try hitting f8 right from the time you turn your comp on till it beeps and keeps on beepin...if you can get in safe mode that way it may boot. One last thing to check...did you spill soda or somethin on keyboard that could cause f8 button to go nutts? joe

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i have a T61, with Vista HP last week my t61 failed 2 boot up, giving me a Blank Black screen, no BSOD.  I restarted my laptop and then the same.  After that i went 2 thinkvantage RR mode and decided not 2 do anything without searchin online first.  Various suggestions were given. Del pcmcia.sys etc. but i decided to restore my VISTA. Now even the Blue Thinkvantage button does not work. i just want 2 restore my laptop, even if it means to restore to factory settings.. I used LiveCD and data is still there on the Harddisk. i have taken back-up of all the data. Can some one help me to 1 restore my laptop 2 factory settings, 2 Restore MBR so that the laptop is functional again ( i retired fixboot and different options, but nothin) PS: i have a service vol in my hdd worth 6.8GB. but i cant run anything from there. Also i dont have any recovery disks or image backup ( which i obviously regret). IMPORTANT: Safe mode freezes on crcdisk.sys SOS? anybody there with a solution ??? Note from Moderator:  Tried to fix formatting problemMessage Edited by nonny on 09-12-2008 07:15 AM













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Answer:T61 fails to boot up!!

Hello,you perhaps simply use this mbr fix program  from Lenovo. It seems that an update of R&R has killed your master boot record on hdd. RegardsAndreas 

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My G 570 came with win 7 pre installed, and now fails to boot. Where would I find the drive/partition that  has the factory recovery disc referred to in the post I have attached. What is the procedure so that I can recover my factory setting and get my system up and running.   How to create "Factory Default Recovery Disc" with OneKey RecoveryMake sure you have Onekey Recovery software. The desktop icon should look like this. Machines preloaded with Operating Systems should already have it  installed otherwise it is impossible to create factory default recovery  disc.Method: Start OneKey Recovery.Click "Create Recovery Disc" at the main page.To select a recovery disc type, please choose "Factory default recovery disc" .Select the drive location where your empty discs will be used to create recovery discs. Note: If you use CD, you'll need 17 CDs If you use DVD, you'll need only 3 DVDs. The recovery disc creation process will start. You'll be prompted to  insert blank discs whenever one disc has completed burning.Note: (a) Do not turn off power during the disc creation process or the task will not complete. (b) You're not recommended to use the computer during disc creation. (c) Duration of process depends on size of the backup file and speed of optical disk drive.After all required discs completed burning, the whole proess is done. There is a video about the steps mentioned here. Please watch this video. Note: It'... Read more

Answer:My g 570 fails to boot

Make sure you have Onekey Recovery software. The desktop icon should look like this. Machines preloaded with Operating Systems should already have it  installed otherwise it is impossible to create factory default recovery  disc.Method: Start OneKey Recovery.Click "Create Recovery Disc" at the main page.To select a recovery disc type, please choose "Factory default recovery disc" .Select the drive location where your empty discs will be used to create recovery discs. Note: If you use CD, you'll need 17 CDs If you use DVD, you'll need only 3 DVDs. The recovery disc creation process will start. You'll be prompted to  insert blank discs whenever one disc has completed burning.Note: (a) Do not turn off power during the disc creation process or the task will not complete. (b) You're not recommended to use the computer during disc creation. (c) Duration of process depends on size of the backup file and speed of optical disk drive.After all required discs completed burning, the whole proess is done. There is a video about the steps mentioned here. Please watch this video. Note: It's possible to backup with only 2 DVD discs while 3 DVD discs required. System will calculate disc requirement base on system image and common DVD disc capacity. There could have some differences due to different factual DVD disc. Normally, if system shows backup is successful, there should be no problem.

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Whenever I start my PC, about half the time it will shut down within 5 seconds, just before the screen posts.
Has anyone any idee what could cause this behaviour? I have a abit KT7 motherbord runnen a 2.4Ghz P4 with a 350Watt power supply

Also, sometimes though not that often, the boot continues normaly but just before I get to the winXP bootscreen, the screen goes blue (no BSoD) en just reboots.

After reboot, it sometimes also shuts down just like a cold boot

Answer:Boot fails one out of two

Can u list down your hardwares?
By the way, maybe your PSU not enough power.

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Question: os fails to boot

once again I find myself here.
My recently purchased second hand desktop kept restarting, so I decided to reinstall vista home premium.
Now I cant get passed various error messages, which disappear before I can write them down.
One has something to do with memory, one is definitely:irql_not_less_or_equal
There were no issues with booting before this, just with crashing.
Vista is courtesy of the tech guys at pc world, and when I run their diagnostics I get bsod with the error messages.
Now I can't even install vista without doing so on another computer and switching the hard drives.
I have a 1.67gb amd sempron 2400+ with 1.25gb ram installed.
 

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Question: Fails to Boot

Vista Home Premium 32bit

When I try to boot windows I get the black Windows Error Recovery screen with the options to Launch Startup Repair or Start Windows Normally. If I select start windows normally the systems quickly restarts and takes me right back to that screen. If I select Startup Repair, I get the blue screen of death, "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer". Even trying to use the boot options, launching startup repair still gets the blue screen, safe mode still just restarts and takes me back to the beginning. All of this started sometime last night when the computer must have installed updates and then tried to restart itself because I walked out this morning to the blue screen. Any suggestions? I do not have any sort of disk for the computer, its an HP. I am writing this from another computer, as I obviously cannot make the problem computer start at all.

Answer:Fails to Boot

Hello wildearth2001,
Try and boot in to safe mode with networking, go to C > Windows > Minidump, zip up the files and upload them with your next post, you may have to save them to your desktop first.

While you are in safe mode open a command prompt and type in sfc/scannow and scan the system files, if errors are found you may have to scan more than once.

Give this a try, and upload your minidump files.

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Question: Fails to boot

computer fails to boot up. it will not boot in either safe mode or regular. sometimes it will look like it is loading and then the blue screen-of-death. ran the repair program. results are as follows:

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2
Event Signature01: AutoFailover
Event Signature02:6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6001.18000
Event Signature03:6
Event Signature04:327685
Event Signature05:no root cause
Event Signature06:no root cause
Event Signature07:0
Event Signature08:2
Event Signature09:WrpRepair
Event Signature10:0
OS version:6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
LocaleID:1033

i have seen many of these types of problems on this site, but none matching my numbers or sig5&6 exactly. is this a hopeless machine right now or can it be fixed? thanks

Answer:Fails to boot

Hello Zookle,
Do you have a Vista DVD/CD ?.

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I have a new Lenovo E50 desktop. I assume the Intel buildin video card is rather slow compared to a real PCI Express card. I have a GFORCE GT630, but when plugging it into the PCI Express board the system will not load.I can hear the HD spinning and starting up, but nothing is shown on my monitor not even the normal BIOS startup. It seem like no video signal is sent at allI have tried moving the monitor from the build in VGA plug to the GFORCE VGA and DIGITAL with no luck.Wonder if the external standard power supply is not enough to supply a PCI Express card or is some BIOS setup needed to use the PCI Express card ?

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My two week old E50-00 running Windows 8.1 fails to boot; instead it goes into a continuous loop that starts with a flash up of a blue creen saying there has been a PC failure then the Lenovo page and a message "preparing auto recovery" this runs for a while until the blue screen flashes on again. Can't stop it by forcing a power off and restart and F8 doesn't interupt it. Any suggestions?













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Answer:E50-00 fails to boot

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Since your system is only two weeks old I would recommend you contact Lenovo Support for warranty service.  The fix maybe a simple one that I am not aware or it could be an indication of a hardware failure.   You can find the phone number for Lenovo Support in your country or area by using the link below....http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/supportphonelist_alt1

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E Machine 590.MOBO - IM8455G.2.4GHz Processor.2GB RAM.XP Home Edition (Recovery Disk)Purchased July 2003.Up till now my PC has worked fine. I got up this morning to find my PC was running. The PSU was making a louder than normal noise, the lights on the front were flashing and there was nothing on the screen. I managed to switch the PC off only by keeping the on button pressed, it eventually faded.Whilst at work my PC switched itself on again and when I came home it was making the same loud PSU noises with flashing lights at the front. It was like my system had spasmed and was going nowhere. I bought a new PSU from PC world which unlike the old PSU had an on/off switch on the PSU. Without touching the main PC button at the front, I flicked the switch on the PSU and life spread through the PSU & the Processor fan..........and nothing else, same flashing lights, no boot up, no nothing, same kind of spasm as before without the noise. Reading another post, I removed all periferals exept my hard drive, I also gradually removed all my cards as I didn,t need them to get the machine to attempt a boot up. I even changed the RAM....same problems as before. Having just about isolated everything, I am left with the hard drive, the motherboard, the processor and the small battery on the motherboard.I am now open to suggestions......Fox

Answer:PC Fails to Boot Up

I forgot to mention, the only way to switch the machine on & off is via the PSU switch. The normal on/off button on the front is ineffective..Fox.

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I'm running win XP Pro and have just done a complete re-format, the problem is that when I shut down my pc it won't reboot immediately(I don't mean by using the restart option as this works). The only way that I can get up and running again is to isolate all power to the pc for an hour or 2 and then repower up and the pc boots immediately. If I try to start up without doing this the screen just remains blank, there are no bleeps from the pc or anything. Everything loaded correctly at the setup stage after reformatting but I can't seem to get rid of this problem.

Answer:Win XP Pro Fails To Boot?

Try checking your power management settings both in BIOS and windows control panel.

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Hi,When i swith on my PC the power light comes on and the hard disc light comes on but fails to boot up windows . Any ideas?The power light stays on , the fans and drives work but nothing happens

Answer:PC FAILS TO BOOT

Any noise from the HDD?Any beeps?If it appears to boot but the scrren is blank - check mointor leads and power. Switch off PC and remove refit graphics card.

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I'm running windows XP a dell desktop that's a few years old. I was away from home for six months, and before i left i powered my computer down--and now that i'm home, it fails to boot.

When i power it on, a few seconds after it will begin to continually beep. they're long, but spaced apart.. after a while, it will just hold the beep as a solid tone. It will normally get loading screen of windows XP (the black one that has the bar and shows the windows logo), and that's when the screen will just go blank and it holds the beep.

I don't get any errors or messages during the startup, and if i enter the bios settings as it's beginning to boot, it will not begin to beep or turn off.
Where do i start?
 

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Another PC fails to bootHi to you all, I have an XP pc that will not boot, When I switch on the monitor wakes up then swithces itself off,the pc beeps once and switches off - though some times only the power LED goes off and the HDD led glows slightly. The PC tries to shut down but sometimes the PSU fan stays on even when the power LED is off.I have tried changing the PSU for a new one but cant get the PC to boot up. I swapped a W98 tower unit in its place, ie connecting to the XP's keyboard/mouse and other periferals. The W98 PC then developed the same symptomd 2 days later. Any one out there with a solution or similar problem?

Answer:Another PC fails to Boot

Are you saying that you basically connected a different PC to your Peripherals and the new base unit developed the same fault?Besides keyboard/mouse/monitor, what else do you have connected?Do you have another screen to try?

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Just recently my PC, a Compaq Presario P3800-P1700C P4 1.7GHz running on Win XP, fails to boot up from time to time after being switched on.

By switching off the power (by pulling the a.c. plug), wait for a few minutes then switch it on again I can get it starting up normally. No new software or hardware was added/removed prior to this fault occurrence. The psu looks okay and steady.

Would appreciate your help as to what the possible cause(s) may be and the resolution please. Thanks!
 

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Windows is giving me an error during the initial boot sequence - even before it gets to the horizontal boot bar display:

"the following file is corrupt or missing

\windows\system32\config\system"

tried running "r" from the win xp install - went to see if the file is there and there are 3 files named system in the directory.

So how can I fix this without rebuilding windows ? also is there a way to get this to boot to do a full data backup (I know daily back ups .. the last is a few months ago).? My data files are on a logical drive different from C:.

The boot fails before it can even fine the USB keyboard drivers.
 

Answer:WIN XP SP3 - fails to boot

If you don't have your Windows XP install CD, there's not a whole lot that you can do. Microsoft acquired Winternals a couple years ago, and Winternals had a product called "ERD Commander". After Microsoft took over, ERD was available as a free trial. The key word here is "was". I've been trying to track it down, it looks like MS has completely pulled it. The key word here is "completely". The reason I'm mentioning all this is because ERD had some great features: it's bootable, and when you booted to the CD it automatically scanned for and repaired corrupt registry hives (your problem is a corrupt registry hive); it had an option to perform safe system restores to a date created by the regular WinXP System Restore; it has a feature to scan for and repair any/all corrupt system files; and MUCH more. The last 'official' ERD was released in 2007 by Winternals shortly before MS bought 'em out. It looks like MS has a new similar set of tools called "Microsoft System Center". I know very little about it, but there are trial versions available for download. More info can be found at this link. I have no idea if these are bootable repair CD image downloads, and I have never used them. Hopefully someone knowledgeable in MS System Center will post.

If you do have your XP disc, read this guide and follow the steps and it may (or may not) help. Corrupt config\system file errors are very diffiicult to succes... Read more

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