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my laptop fails to load and cant boot it

Question: my laptop fails to load and cant boot it

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

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Preferred Solution: my laptop fails to load and cant boot it

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: my laptop fails to load and cant boot it

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

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Recently, my PC has been restarting randomly. The odd part is it usually happens when I'm just browsing the internet. Until last night I haven't had any issues when gaming (BF2 and NFS:MW). The one BSOD I saw and the "system has recoverd from a serious error" messages pointed to driver issues so I cleaned the video drivers and re-installed them and thought the problem was fixed.

Only after gaming did the problems occur until last night BF2 froze leaving me with a loud beep/screech from my headphones. I did a hard restart and made it into windows but soon after the machine reset.

Currently I can boot into BIOS, make changes etc, but as soon as the last step in bios completes (verifiying DMI pool data I believe), it fails to continue onto the Windows XP splash screen. The screen goes black but does not power down which really confuses me.

I tried swapping video cards and also removed my Audigy 2 to narrow down a hardware issue and the same thing happens. Now I'm coming to you guys for help.

Answer:Windows fails to load/boot?

nice description but try posting your hardware (power supply included). Also what if anything changed or got plugged into the computer lately?

It could be anything keeping it from booting - corrupt files from the last crash, bad ram, cpu, PSU, etc. Can you boot into SAFE MODE?

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

Answer:Laptop OS fails to load

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

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That's right folks, if I boot this clients laptop (XP, SP3), get it to the desktop some of the systray icons are missing. Scan it with Malwarebytes' Anti-malware it's fine. Clean.

The next time I boot it some of his systray Icons don't appear, yet the process seems to be listed in Taskman. Reboot the system again and the entire compliment of icons is present.

At this point, running anti-malware & latest update (#2398) system scans clean.

I just went through this cycle for the 4th time (a total of 8 reboots) and the result is the same. 3 or 4 of his program icons don't show up. I'll reboot ti again and they'll be back.

Again, I've scanned his system for Malware and it come up clean.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:07:36 AM, on 7/9/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
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Answer:Fails to load systray icons every other boot

Looks like this isn't Malware after all, since after trying this:

"Wait a minute! The other workaround is, the next time you boot your computer, wait for a full minute after the logon dialog appears or, better, watch the hard disk light and wait until disk activity subsides entirely for at least 5 seconds. Only then log on and check whether this solves your problem."
...there was no longer a problem, unless bad timing and shell32 are a problem. As mentioned in the writeup, there was a bit more to their network setup and UPnP was enabled.

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Im having a nightmare and a half. As i am typing.....Im on the 7th fricken attempt at getting Linux to work on my system. Ok, ive installed Linux using 4-5 different partition combonations...NONE OF THEM WORK. After the Linux installation is complete.....the system reboots and no boot loader shows up. The boot disk that Linux creats fails. I get a failed to load OS error. Ive done these 6 attempts with and without the WinXP partition on. even done it with a blank HD. What in gods name is going on here. Can someone post me a reply on how to Install Linux and ACUALLY having it run after reboot>?? P.S I also want to runu Windows XP too. I have a 40 gig HD , Red Hat 9 disks 1,2,3 . Any walkthrough help is welcomed. I want to prove my friend that he told me how to install Linux the wrong way.

Answer:omg.....Linux installs.....then fails to load the Boot Loader

what i did was delete all the partitions on my HD w/ the WinXP setup cd, then installed xp on a 30gb partition then let linux take the rest. then the thing will usually automatically boot into linux and you have to configure the boot loader from in there. i did this w/ mandrake 9.1/9.2 and not redhat but have that one too.
you could TRY that, as for what's going wrong i don tknow.

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When I turn my laptop on windows fails to load. I don't have installation disks and I can't load into safe mode or anything. The file is \Boot\BCD and the status is 0x000000f. The info is 'An error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data.

Can you help please?

Answer:Satellite L300-147 - windows fails to load \Boot\BCD

Can you enter ?Advanced boot settings? with F8 at start up?
Is option ?Repair my computer? available there?

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My MSI CR720 every so often doesnt load past the bios on startup. It runs the bios screen, then the screen goes black and two little white lines appear at the top left, normally they go away and the OS loads but for some reason they somtimes just stay there and nothing happens.
This has happened 4 times within a week, it started about 1 week ago although i cant remember what i changed to the laptop that would cause this issue other than recently i have been installing and playing many old games (age of empires, freelancer and others) which i have to run in compatability mode. My last install was Battle for Middle Earth 2.
I keep a system image backup as well as a third party backu on an external hard drive.
I have also added a partition to my hard drive by shrinking a section of it. I was running out of space on my C:OS partition so i created another and moved documents to it. (i read up about it and its possible this is what is causing my laptop to fail on startup?).
Help would be much appreciated in tracking down the issue as soon as possible as i need my laptop for my uni course! :(
Windows 7 64bit
Intel i5 M480 2.67GHz
4 GB DDR3 ram
~300GB Hard drive - partitioned into 3 parts - C:OS is 172GB, D:Data is 66.3GB and my new partition H: 48.8GB.
Ive attached a DXDiag file.

Answer:[SOLVED] MSI Laptop fails to load OS on startup

Hi have you tried a start up repair

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I used Lenovo Solution center to create a Win7 Recovery Media bootable USB. But it does not boot off the USB. It fails to load OS. But the Recovery Media info has been deleted from Drive Q: and anyway it said my license only allows to create one recovery disc, hence I cannot create another one. What do I do now? I want to reset to factory defaults. ThinkCenter Edge 91zWindows 7 Professional SP1

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Well for some reason, this morning it all started.

Okay, so I load up the screen, and it says

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

And it has options for...
Launch Startup Repair
Start Windows

I tried the Launch Startup Repair, but it gets stuck at the screen, and nothing pops up. Theres just a mouse.

And if I hit Start Windows, it all goes well, but then after it starts windows, before I get to the login screen, it quickly flashes to a blue screen with text on it for a few milliseconds, and then just goes ALL the way back to the Windows Error Recovery.

Can I get some help here?

Answer:Compaq Presario CQ60 Laptop Fails to load Windows, and more

Quote: Originally Posted by Ipwnedx

Well for some reason, this morning it all started.

Okay, so I load up the screen, and it says

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

And it has options for...
Launch Startup Repair
Start Windows

I tried the Launch Startup Repair, but it gets stuck at the screen, and nothing pops up. Theres just a mouse.

And if I hit Start Windows, it all goes well, but then after it starts windows, before I get to the login screen, it quickly flashes to a blue screen with text on it for a few milliseconds, and then just goes ALL the way back to the Windows Error Recovery.

Can I get some help here?

I had the same problem as well... I was able to boot up in strictly safemode no networking and back up all my documents and then re-install windows. My restore points were not active so I couldn't go that path of attack to fix the problem. after the re install was finished and 1 round of update were done I continued to do the second round of updates from then it BSODed... luckily system restored worked this time and I am guessing one of the updates are affecting the compaq presario CQ60 models... this is very upsetting. I am also now setting up a Ubuntu partition and thinking I will use that primarily from now on... I hope my story can help you out or give someone an idea to help you out.

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My Toshiba L755 Satellite has been unable to load web pages despite showing that it is connected to my wifi network. The problem usually starts when I'm watching videos on YouTube. As soon as I try to raise the quality of the video, the laptop will refuse to load the video and will not load any other websites. The only way I have been able to fix this is to reboot the laptop. However, the problem persists when try to watch videos again

Answer:Toshiba laptop is connected to the internet but it fails to load webpages

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

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

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

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

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

Solutions that I've tried:

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

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

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

Here are my scan reports:

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

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


Please do the following:

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

Link 1
Link 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I upgraded the RAM in my laptop and now when I attempt to power on, it won't boot.  The power led comes on and the optical drive led comes on but not the HD led.  It will spin a CD but won't boot from it.  I put the old RAM back in and it does the same thing.Also, I changed the little round internal battery as the clock had been resetting every time it was turned off.  Maybe I messed up the bios when I took the battery out?It was working fine before I messed with it.  It's about six years old with an Intel Centrino cpu and running XP.  Any thoughts?

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Hi guys, this is my girlfriend's laptop so I'm typing some of this from what she has told me. She says she hasn't installed any hardware and the Windows Updates are set to automatic. She said she was using it last night and it just blue screened on her. She tried restarting a few times and everytime just where it got passed the password and onto the loading screen, it would blue screen again.

I've got hold of the laptop and upon startup, I have got:


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

If Windows files have been damaged or configured incorrectly, Startup Repair can help diagnose and fix the problem. If power was interrupted during starup, choose Start Windows Normally.
(Use the arrow keys to highlight your choice.)

Launch Startup Repair (recommended)
Start Windows Normally

I am unable to replicate the blue screen, as now when I select Start Windows Normally, it simply reboots, without even making it to the logon screen. I tried to boot in safe mode, but loads as far as crcdisk.sys and then restarts.

If I use "Launch Startup Repair", it goes into the Startup repair menu fine and then says "Windows cannot repair this computer automatically" and then when I go into the details, it says "Root cause found: A patch is preventing the system from starting". I guess it's some sort of Windows Update which has caused this.

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Answer:Laptop fails to boot


Originally Posted by seanmcq

Hi guys, this is my girlfriend's laptop so I'm typing some of this from what she has told me. She says she hasn't installed any hardware and the Windows Updates are set to automatic. She said she was using it last night and it just blue screened on her. She tried restarting a few times and everytime just where it got passed the password and onto the loading screen, it would blue screen again.

I've got hold of the laptop and upon startup, I have got:

I am unable to replicate the blue screen, as now when I select Start Windows Normally, it simply reboots, without even making it to the logon screen. I tried to boot in safe mode, but loads as far as crcdisk.sys and then restarts.

If I use "Launch Startup Repair", it goes into the Startup repair menu fine and then says "Windows cannot repair this computer automatically" and then when I go into the details, it says "Root cause found: A patch is preventing the system from starting". I guess it's some sort of Windows Update which has caused this.

I tried going into Advanced and using System Restore but it tells me that there are no restore points, even though I'm pretty sure System Restore was enabled and don't updates automatically create a restore point anyway?

Is there any way of fixing this apart from completely reloading Windows?

Help is appreciated!

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Ever run across this before?
I've got a Toshiba notebook that's a few years old now ...and yesterday the computer started failing to boot up ...nothing comes up on screen at restart. Computer makes a few power-up noises, HD light flashes, HD spins up ...but no boot up beyond that.

I was concerned about data loss of course, so I put the notebook's internal HDD in an external case ...the failing notebook's HD is fine as an external drive -- spins up and folders/files are visible, etc.

Where to from here? My first priority would be to revive the un-bootable laptop...
Time to use some repair/fix utilities on the HD to see if the notebook booting problem is with the HD?
Time to do some non-HD troubleshooting on the laptop?
Anybody know of some troubleshooting documentation/steps on the net for situations like this?
Yes, I know about the "time for a new laptop" option, but I don't want to give up that easily...not yet anyway.



Answer:laptop fails to boot, but HD seems OK?

That sounds like the video has gone out and that can be an expensive repair because most laptops are onboard video which means a new board would be necessary.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L455D-S59765 laptop that fails to boot. I get windows error recovery screen that gives me the option launch startup repair or start windows normally. Start windows normally keeps coming back to this screen and launch startup repair ends on a black screen with the mouse arrow.

F8 I try to start in safe mode but that ends up back at windows error recovery screen. repair your computer windows is loading files then another progress bar then black screen with white mouse arrow. Last known good configuration ends back at windows error recovery screen.

So now I am as I have tried everything I know which isnt much I will admit lol

Thanks for your help

Forgot to mention it has win7

Answer:Laptop fails to boot

Hi and welcome to TSF do you have a install or recovery disc from which to attempt a repair What are the system recovery options in Windows 7?

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I have recently (4-5 months) bought a g50-70 Lenovo laptop, and now it wont start. It worked perfectly earlier today. When i press the power button i hear a low "bip" sound, and it sounds like it tries to start but quickly fails.  I've tried the whole, remove battery and hold down power button thing.I hope you can help!

Answer:My g50-70 laptop fails to boot

Dear Koch,
Welcome in lenovo community,
Please try to,
1- Turn off the laptop >> unplug the charger >> Remove the battery >> Hold the Power button for 20 seconds.
2- Connect the charger only >> Hold the Power button for 10 seconds.
3- make sure that the laptop is off and press the small button next to the charging port, and check if it will respond or not.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite P4 laptop with XP in it. A couple of days ago I changed the battery because the old battery was dead and every thing was working find, but now when I try to boot up I get this message: “ a disk read error occurred. Press ctrl+alt+del to restart” I’ve gone into the setup and it’s set to boot from the hard drive (#1). I can not get into the safe mode it just keep going back the message. Need some help…Jim

Answer:Laptop fails to boot up

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Hi,I recently tried upgrading my laptop RAM to 8GB which is max it can take in. The ram sticks were (2x) DDR3 4GB Samsung 1600mhz 12800 1.35v. The system detected the new RAM, showed new memory and even passed the memory test. But it is not booting in windows. I tried clearing CMOS. But no success. Windows not letting me in. BIOS version is upto date (F29). Is there any setting for this? Thanks for all the help!

Answer:Laptop fails to boot after RAM upgrade.

Hi: Please see this discussion.  You have to be very picky about what memory you use in your model series...  

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I made a thread under hardware problems, and I was directed to this forum and told to follow the forum instructions, before they would continue further because of suspicion of a malware infection. Thank you for any help Step A) Avast Antivirus came up clean. Step 1) There were no unusual programs, and the only one on the *bad* list was WildTangent, which came preinstalled on my laptop 2 years ago, however I removed it per the instructions. Step 2) completed.Step 3) SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Loghttp://www.superantispyware.comGenerated 10/11/2011 at 09:51 PMApplication Version : 5.0.1128Core Rules Database Version : 7782Trace Rules Database Version: 5594Scan type       : Complete ScanTotal Scan Time : 02:40:09Operating System InformationWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Service Pack 1 (Build 6.01.7601)UAC Off - AdministratorMemory items scanned      : 411Memory threats detected   : 0Registry items scanned    : 71579Registry threats detected : 0File items scanned        : 260344File threats detected     : 2Trojan.Agent/Gen-Injector[Small]   C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\GAMES\PLANTASIA\ADEUAD.EXE   C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\GAMES\PLANTASIA\ITWVDM.EXEStep 4) Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware version: 7926Windows 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 (Safe Mode)Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.1642110/11/2011 11:11:56 PMmbam-log-2011-10-11 (23-11-56).txtScan typ... Read more

Answer:laptop fails to boot properly.

Hello and welcome to Computer Hope Forum. My name is Dave. I will be helping you out with your particular problem on your computer. 1. I will be working on your Malware issues. This may or may not solve other issues you have with your machine.2. The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.3. If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to ask.4. Please DO NOT run any other tools or scans while I am helping you.5. It is important that you reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.6. Your security programs may give warnings for some of the tools I will ask you to use. Be assured, any links I give are safe.7. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.If you can't access the internet with your infected computer you will have to download and transfer any programs to the computer you're using now and transfer them to the infected computer with a CD-RW or a USB storage device. I prefer a CD because a storage device can get infected. If you use a storage device hold the shift key down while inserting the USB storage device for about 10 secs. You will also have to transfer the logs you receive back to the good computer using the same method until we can get the computer back on-line. *************************************************************************Please explain exactly what you mean by "does not boot properly". Update Your Java (JRE)Old versions of Java ha... Read more

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Could somebody recommend me a software or some way to create boot cd so that if any stuck up happens, I can delete or rename in a easy manner. I have heard of Bart PE. it is bit complicated. Just give me easy steps to build good boot cd with all drivers and windows xp updates and all softwares installed in laptop and that would be great.

thanks in advance

Answer:How to create BOOT CD before Laptop fails?

The easy way to build a recovery for your laptop is to use an imaging utility like Acronis True Image or Partition Magic. Make an image of the boot partition, save your data on a separate partition, and make sure you backup the data regularly, and make a bootable image of the Windows partition now and again. You can make the images over the network to another machine. If it every goes belly-up, you restore the bootable image you created and you're back in business. Of course, remember that data backup I mentioned, you should ALWAYS have current backups of any important data on any machine.

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Hello everyone, my laptop fails to boot. it's a Hewlet Packard 2000 which came with Windows 7 installed but due to an upgrade program from the retailer, it's running on Windows 8 now, it worked good for at least 2 years then it started having strange performance issues like having to click a second time on any link in order to open it and some temporary freezes when browsing the internet. I started a thread in the malware section of the site about a year ago and they sent me here to seek for help since they ruled it was free of malware. During the time I was receiving help from Ried at that section, it started showing an error code and fails to boot since then. It happened after I was asked to install updates, I declined, I received a massage to restart to finish the install of an update, I declined but later when I shut down the PC, instead of restarting to complete the update process, it asked me to connect the power cable. I followed the indication and went to sleep, the next evening I tried to use the PC but after a slightly longer loading screen, I received a blue screen stating:

"Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We are just collecting some error info, then we'll restart for you.
If you want to know more, you can search online later for this error:0xc000021a"

That screen was followed by a phrase: "preparing autorepair" then by "Diagnosing your PC". After that I see another blue screen with the message "Automatic R... Read more

Answer:HP 2000 laptop fails to boot

Srttrail.txt error and keeps on automatic repairing - Microsoft Community

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I have a lenovo g570 that was bought about a year ago. I have windows 7 and sometimes my laptop fails to boot up and says it has failed to boot. Other times it works. I already restored it to the default settings and it still doesn't work. Should I try to wipe everything out and do a clean boot of windows 7?

Answer:Laptop fails to boot and works sometimes

Hi and welcome to TSF,

Please do a backup of all important data before doing anything else.

Check the hard drive is securely connected in the sata connectors on Laptop Hdd is normally under a cover remove this to access drive and check it is securely fitted and not loose or movable. Be careful not too bend pins.

At boot up press F8 and boot to safe mode cmd prompt and run chkdsk by typing chkdsk /r

This will take time to complete please be patient see if any improvement.

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it is crashd as it fails to boot up.becoz the c drve is compress nd shows d message PXE-E61:MEDIA TEST FAILURE, CHECK CABLEPXE-M0F:exiting PXE ROMIDSVU is compressed PLZ HLP ME SOOON..

Answer:how to format a laptop when it fails to boot?

This simply means, that the hard drive is not bootable and therefore your laptop tries to boot from the network by using it's network card.Laptops often do have a preinstalled operating system and therefore mostly a recovery partition.This can be accessed by pressing ALT+F10 or whatever, depends on the make and model of your laptop.Refer to the laptops manual for the correct key combination, to access the recovery program.Be aware, that recovering the laptop this way, will cause lost of all data, stored on the hard drive and it is configure in the form, you bought it.Click Here on HowTo ask good Question to get best HelpLet us know, if the problem is solved !!!

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Hello All,

After owning MSI GS70 for about less than a month I have noticed that sometimes my MSI wont boot up into Windows 8. It would get stuck on the MSI logo page without the little loading circle appearing. It would just stuck at the logo page. I had to force restart it. Sometimes after I force restart it would boot in the normal title page, but the Desktop Title would not be responsive. I then had to restart using the task manager restart button. (each shutdown I would usually unplug the power source and I would plug it back in before turning on the laptop.

Should I be worried of hardware issues? Or is it more of a Windows 8 Issues? Dose anyone had similar problems before? any suggestions or advices to finding a resolution would be greatly appreciated it. This problem did not occur until recently, and the number of occurrence is increasing. Thank you all for your help!

Answer:Sometimes laptop fails to boot in Windows 8.1

a 3-4 week old laptop would certainly have some worries of it being hardware ,you might consider contacting the place you bought it the manufacture.
but I would suggest running sfc /scannow to get it out .
a how-to in the link below
SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

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Laptop fails to boot Windows 7


Dear all,

I have a problem with my laptop. I am currently using a Sager NP8690 with Windows 7 Home Premium. I am currently not using a battery for my laptop as I experienced a high rate of battery failure if I plug in my battery ie bloated battery, hence my laptop will be plugged in whenever I am using it.

About a month ago, I realise that if I start my laptop after a prolong period of non-usage (about 3 days), my laptop would auto shut down during booting of windows. Upon restarting, Repair software would kick in saying that my laptop had shut down unexpectedly.

Is there any way I can diagnose the problem if it's hardware or software related? Don't really want to send back to Sager as my warranty is over. Thank you so much for reading and suggestions are very much welcome.


Answer:Laptop fails to boot Windows 7

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Hi, Im not really sure if im posting this is the right place or not, Im so sorry if im not.
Here is a list of my computer specs: Operating System: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs)
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 667MB used, 3271MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

My problem is everytime i go to watch any type of video on youtube or other websites like that, the video will freeze i will still hear sound, then my computer will lock up eventually blue screening. i went to my system reports and found that i was having a nvatabus error, so i deleted everything to do with my nvidia card and reinstalled fresh, still having this same issue. I dont know what else to do. everything else on my computer thats graphic heavy runs just fine. i even play a game called second life, in that game we can watch movies streamed thru quicktime and i can watch those just fine. I hope theres somebody out there that can help me. thank you for reading.

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My laptop does not automatically boot into win , every time i have to go to the BIOS and from there i have to boot it , and my boot sequence is also set to the hardrive which has windows .... PLEASE HELp!

Answer:Laptop fails to boot automatically into windows

Enter BIOS
set First boot device as HDD
save and exit (F10)

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Everytime I boot my laptop it gets to the point of showing my desktop, but when i try to launch anything from the bottom taskbar, the round browser display just keeps circling forever and nothing can be clicked. I have to manually turn it off and re-start and then it works. I also tried to do the system scan of but I just get an error note on the desktop. Tried to re-install Java but made no difference...Can anybody help?Here the summary at the bottom of those notes:OS: Windows 7 Build 7600 CPU:total 2 (2 cores per cpu, 1 threads per core) family 6 model 23 stepping 10, cmov, cx8, fxsr, mmx, sse, sse2, sse3, ssse3, sse4.1Memory: 4k page, physical 4087820k(2419832k free), swap 8173740k(6445084k free)vm_info: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (16.3-b01) for windows-x86 JRE (1.6.0_20-b02), built on Apr 12 2010 13:52:23 by "java_re" with MS VC++ 7.1 (VS2003)time: Sun Jun 20 16:34:17 2010elapsed time: 1 seconds

Answer:Win7 Startup fails have to re-boot laptop

try booting into safe mode, press f8 when the windows menu pops up at boot, in safe mode do a system restore to a date before the issue started, or to the earliest date in the restore catalogue, if that fails and you made a repair disk when you first got the laptop, then run a repair,if that fails boot to safe mode, save your files to another drive/usb (if you can) then run a factory restore from the system restore disk, ,(this deletes all files and restores the laptop to the day you bought it)Follow these steps: 1. Pressing F11 will start the Product Recovery program. When you see the Product Recovery Program Main Menu, select Full Recovery or Factory Contents and follow the instructions on the screen. 2. After the software has been reinstalled, copy your personal configuration and data files back into their original directories on the hard drive. if that fails, then return the laptop to the supplier/manufacturer if its still under guarantee.i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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Ok here is a brain beater.

I have a acer 5235 laptop on win 7 now the screen got cracked (but still worked)

I have got a new screen the same model number the screen has now been fitted but the laptop wont power up ???

Now if you unplug the screen from the mother board the laptop will power up so its not a motherboard fault

plugged the screen back in and got a instant shutdown

So thinking the screen is at fault i plugged my old cracked screen back in and boom no power laptop fails to power up so d/c the screen it powers up plug the screen in while powered up and it shuts down instant crash

the laptop works on an external monitor perfect

the new screen is from acer them selfs no after market

the strange thing is even the original cracked screen is failing to let the laptop power up
There is no lights nothing when the screen is plugged in also it knocks the light out on the adaptor unplug the screen from the motherboard and everything works ???

the laptop was working fine until the screen got cracked

Answer:laptop fails to boot when screen connected

it almost sounds like a electrical short.

it may be messy and not possible, but can u simply replace the physical screen i.e. the cracked bit and nothing else see what happens, it means taking apart ur broken and new screen just to replace the physical screen an nothing else.

speak to the seller also for any more info or if he/she has had anything similar

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Just returned from a weeks holiday, and went to boot my laptop, which shut down perfectly a week ago.
I get a two tone sound from the speaker and then an Acer Screen with a blue progress bar at the bottom just over half full, but never moves.
I am able to select Setup with F2

after a short while the sound starts again, the screen blanks, then I get a screen

Broadcom Base Code PXE-2.1 v1.1.0
Copyright © 2000-2008 Broadcom Corporation
Copyright © 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Existing Broadcom PXE ROM.
Operating system not found

The laptop came pre loaded so I have no operating discs. I did back up to an external hard drive about ten days ago, but not sure if this will help.
Any suggestions gratefully received.


Answer:Acer 5730 Laptop fails to boot up

I would remove from power ,and remove battery , hold power button in for about a 1 minuter ,then hook back up and try again . good luck

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Win 7 Home Premium OA (x64)  (Original installation, came pre-installed)
Age of system - 5 years
System Manufacturer ASUS
Exact model number K42J
The other day I was browsing amazon videos to find a movie for my grandson.  The laptop crashed with a BSOD.  Tried rebooting and the laptop brought up a Windows Error Recovery Screen, recommending that I launch Startup Repair.  Startup Repair finished with a "Windows cannot repair this computer automatically" message.  I tried rebooting again, and now the laptop went into a continually rebooting loop. Then I went into Advanced Boot Options and selected the "Disable automatic restart on system failure" option and rebooted.  Now the laptop stopped booting at a BSOD, with this info:
STOP:   C0000135
The program can't start because %hs is missing from your computer.  Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.
At this time I started some google searching using the BSOD message.  After reading various search returns I ran a Farbar Recovery Scan as was suggested in various posts returned by the searches. In the FRST.txt results there was an entry in the Known DLLs (Whitelisted) section that had an "ATTENTION" tagged to it.  It said that C:\Windows\System32\LPK.dll IS MISSING.  
Next I ran the SFC /scannow command in the Win7 recovery environment. The response I received from that command was "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was un... Read more

Answer:Laptop fails boot-up, stops with a BSOD.

Hi Mark to BleepingComputer
Let's see if we can fix this please run FRST again like you did before but this time on the Search box type:


Click the Search Files button.
Please Copy & Past the content of Search.txt log to your post

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hp pavilion laptop ze4325 fails to boot due to HDD not detected. OS Windows XP.

Answer:hp laptop pavilion ze4325 fails to boot due to HDD not detec

Sounds like your hard drive died. See if you can see the drive in another system. If not replace it.Answers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question: Sorry no tech support via PM's

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Hey, I'm posting this from my older computer but heres the problem

My laptop can't load windows. After work today, I opened it up and logged in, it was in standby before i opened it. Soon AVG popped up and told me it needed to restart to finish an update. Of course, i allowed this. Then as it was booting it went to a black screen and told me i could either start windows normally or launch start up repair, which was recommended. Apparently it couldn't start. So i launched start up repair, it restored my computer to an earlier state before booting it normally. AVG popped up again, assuming the problems prevented updating, i decided to allow it again. The same thing happened entirely. On the next reboot, the start up repair failed. And It won't let me system repair. It can't boot. Help?

Answer:My laptop won't boot and the start up repair it recommends fails

It must be in the air ... This was just posted .... AVG Internet Security 2011" Dec. 1st Update is PROBLEMATIC! Hope this helps...

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My laptop which had windows 10 installed has stopped working and when switched on says "Hard Disk Test" Failed - "Boot device not found" (3FO) - Please visit :\go\techcenter\startup - I have been to your site and tried following instructions and video but the laptop will not show the list as in the webpage/video - can you please help me ? Mike.  (the memory tests 100% ok)

Answer:Laptop fails to start saying unable to boot and has no hard ...

Hi,Tapping f2 key as soon as you power on laptop will take you to System Diagnostics UEFI/ BIOS. Perform extensive hard drive test. Did you do this?If so and you get hard drive had failed error message.Related:'ve to replace it with a new one of similar form factorHave you created HP Recovery USB using HP Recovery Manager after first setup of this notebook?If so, you can use this to factory reset after replacementRegardsVisruth

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I've tried scanning my friends computer with CCleaner and Spybot as well as anti-virus and nothing was solved.The computer prompts "Application Failed to Load" errors upon log in. Then a program called PhotoGallery tries to install automatically but fails repeatedly. There is no internet connection either. The wireless signal shows it is connected but it can not load any websites. Here is the HiJackThis log please be aware that I probably will not be able to get to the computer until at least Friday at the latest. So please list every step to follow in order so I can take proper and prompts action so I don't hold up anyones time.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:43:16 PM, on 8/4/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOW... Read more

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

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

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Hi guys, first post! I work for my school's computer lab support.

A student brought in her Sony Vaio laptop.

She claims she downloaded and installed some Windows updates then it just restarted and never be able to boot back into windows 7 again. It, instead, goes directly to the start-up repair upon boot.

The repair runs for a while then gives up. It says it can't fix the problem.

Now she brought it in right when we were about to close the lab so I didn't have a chance to get much info of the laptop itself. All I know is it's a Sony Vaio running windows 7.

I'm going to be working on it tomorrow and in order to save time and frustration I would love to hear you guys' suggestions and advice. I'm aware there's not much info on the laptop so basically just shots in the dark. Just throw out whatever you guys think could be the problem.

Could it be boot-sector virus? Damaged MBR? etc.

Thank you in advance

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Alright, so I have an HP EliteBook 8530w from school (Stevens Tech, Hoboken NJ). I installed Windows 7 Professional x64 myself with the school's provided license, and it has worked fine so far. A while back, I tried doing some updates, and it killed my internet (no connections via wifi or line, troubleshooter came up with nothing). It was just Windows updates, so I did a system restore and after a couple tries it worked fine. Now, after a few months of not updating anything (to be safe), I figured it would be safe to update along with the update out for Security Essentials. I updated all of the Windows stuff without any errors, but when I went into recommended updates after that and tried some of the driver updates, half of them failed, and my internet died again. I couldn't connect to anything via wifi, and didn't have the chance to try a line. I tried doing a system restore to before I did those updates, and when the computer restarted, it got to a point in the startup animation right before the four colors come together and froze, BSOD'd, and restarted without time to read the error. It started up automatically to the Startup Repair utility (the thing on rescue disks made during install), and it tells me "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically". When I click "View Problem Details" it says the following:

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
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Answer:Updated, internet died, system restore fails, now laptop won't boot

Check your HD.
1) Boot DVD, & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup(for command prompt)

Open an elevated command prompt.
In the elevated command prompt, type chkdsk C: /x/r/v and press Enter.

Check with a hard drive diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

Try this to Copy & Paste your data:
Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

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I have purchased a secondhand DELL Laptop (Latitude L400). I have replaced the faulty Hard Drive and tried to reloaded both the boot disc and Win 98, but it won't/can't load. The laptop does NOT have a docking station and I can only plug in one drive at a time ie CD or Floppy.Do I now need to buy a docking station, or is there another method I can use. Have contacted DELL, but short of buying a docking station (would you buy a car before you knew if it suited your needs?) they have been little help to me (I didn't even have my questions answered). Please use plain speak in your replies, as I am a bit of a novice at present....many thanks!

Answer:DELL Laptop - New H/D - Cannot load Boot/Win 98

If you can change the First Boot Device in the BIOS to CD and you have access to a cdr drive then make a bootable cd click here

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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....


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


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

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

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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.

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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About a week ago update keep saying an update failed due to lack of drive space so I fixed the issue. After that the update went through but keep failing and the pc would boot and remove the update. The pc was working normally otherwise. I have been extremely busy with work so ignored the issue hoping to resolve it this weekend however yesterday I came home to the pc endlessly rebooting. Just before the reboot the windows logo appears and then a message pops up saying restoring your previous version of windows. I have read many threads about the issues people are having but didn't find any that offered up a fix for mine. Spoke with MS Support and the best they could do with tell me to reinstall the OS.

Win10 64bit
Gigabyte mobo

System Restore fails
Startup repair fails
Go back to previous build fails
No option to get into safe mode that I can find

I can boot from Ubuntu CD and pc is working properly.

Can anyone offer any ideas? Thank you in advance.

Answer:Boot loop after update no safe mode option-repair fails- restore fails

Please boot your computer with Windows Setup Media and from Windows Recovery Environment start the Command Prompt.
Please execute below command and reboot your computer to see issue resolves.

DISM /Image:C:\ /Cleanup-Image /RevertPendingActions

Please replace partition letter C: with Windows installed partition letter. When computer boots into Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) environment the drive letter assign to Windows partition may not be C: drive letter because Windows 7, 8 , 8.1 and 10 creates a separate system partition when it's installed from scratch. The system partition contains boot files WinRE assigns the system partition the C: drive letter and the Windows installed partition will be assign any other drive letter usually D: drive letter is assign to Windows installed partition. The Bcdedit /enum | find "osdevice" command can be use to find out the drive letter of the Windows installed partition the output of the Bcdedit command is similar to this osdevice partition=D:. The drive letter after partition= is the drive letter of the Windows partition.

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My laptop, after pressing the power button, would show the setup screen, then after a while restart by itself and show the setup screen again, unable to fully load. It will keep restarting by itself like this continuously. The computer is an HP Pavilion dv6000 with Windows XP Service Pack 3. I do not recall doing anything unusual before the problem started and I did shut down properly before this happened. Does anyone know what is up with my laptop and what can fix it?

Answer:Laptop does not load after showing the boot screen

I would pull the disk and install it in another pc, then back up my files to a disk, or usb lifebook etc, (another os, should see the disk, and it should work unless the disk is shot) then put the disk back in the original computer, then...

make sure you use your own oem restore cd, or retail cd and get your license key ready too.


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I'm not sure if this counts as a hardware or software problem, sorry if I've posted it in the wrong forum.

My parents have an acer laptop, it is about 3 years old, it has a centrino 1.6, 256mb ram, 40GB HD, CDRW and windows XP.

Up until yesterday it was working perfectly, and when last used it shut down normally. However on trying to boot it up today it gets to a screen that says “load error! Press any key to reboot…”, however when pressing a key it just displays the load error message again and seems stuck in a loop.
This happens only a couple of seconds into the boot sequence, the screen immediately before the error screen gives the following information:

Base Memory xxxxx
Extended memory xxxxx
Total memory xxxxxx

Auto detecting IDE device
Primary master xxxxxx
Secondary master

Insyde ACPI bios initialised

At the bottom of the screen it says “ Press F2 to enter system configuration”

If I press F2 at that point I get into the BIOS.

I did not know what to do, I wondered whether Windows had been corrupted so decided to wipe the hard drive and reinstall windows using the recovery CD’s supplied with Acer.
After going into the BIOS to change to boot device to the CD drive, the clean reinstall seemed to go well, everything progressed, as normal and every thing seemed to being reinstalled. I was optimistic that all would be well.

However, on rebooting after the reinstall I got the same error message as I had done before. (I had changed the boot de... Read more

Answer:Load Error! Acer laptop will not boot

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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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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:
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:
Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16.385
Problem Signa... Read more

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My HP laptop 2TB HDD failed. I replaced this with a 1TB HDD an ran a Windows 8.1 boot disk but this wouldn't run, stating that no bootable disk was detected.  I ran tests on the: - New HDD - PASS Memory Quick Check - FAILED with FAILURE ID: 9PL4G2-7P68AS-XD7WMG-400J03 Can anyone suggest what could cause this failure and/or cause the Windows 8.1 boot disk not to be detected?

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my daughter-in-laws laptop (Sony Vaio laptop windows 7 vgn-nw20ef) wont boot/load
it was working fine, she got the metropolitan ukash virus, she tried to reformat/recover/reboot (she doesn't know and cant explain!) and now the laptop goes round in circles at start up
when you start the laptop it asks what you want to do, you get a text screen with windows 7, option of press F8 for other options and some more text, when you enter win 7 it hangs and closes down
ive tried accessing the recovery partition in F10 and going through the process of factory reset but it gets to 100% and then closes down and you start again with the text window, ive used the tools to check hardware and that's fine
it seems she has deleted messed with win7, so it doesn't load...
whats my next best bet to get it going again?

Answer:sony vaio laptop windows 7 wont load/boot...

DO you have a win 7 DVD? or can you borrow one?
Did you make the backup Cds when you first got the machine?

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as i said in the title my os's wont start ive checked my hard drive to the shop they said no problems....and i tried re-formatting it and same problem i cant install it it only says window is loading file and then poof my laptop immediately died i tried both usb and cd boot and same thing happened
RE:flash and cd that i used is tested on many computer already and i know its working
acer aspire 4935 series
windows 7 ultimate(not originally)
intel core 2 duo t6400 clocking @2.00 ghz
system bios ver.v1.02

Answer:Laptop wont load Windows and other os that i installed (multi boot)

Originally Posted by demon0202 as i said in the title my os's wont start ive checked my hard drive to the shop they said no problems....and i tried re-formatting it and same problem i cant install it it only says window is loading file and then poof my laptop immediately died i tried both usb and cd boot and same thing happened
RE:flash and cd that i used is tested on many computer already and i know its working
acer aspire 4935 series windows 7 ultimate(not originally)
intel core 2 duo t6400 clocking @2.00 ghz
system bios ver.v1.02 Sorry! We don't support pirated OS.

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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)
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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Hi, hope somebody has seen this before or can help!

I have an Asus X50N Laptop running Vista Home Premium 32bit.
AMD Turion 64 2.0GHz

My problem is this:
I was installing a small program when my laptop froze completely for more than 5 minutes. I force powered it off by holding down the power button, and when I attempted to reboot, the laptop was completely dead other than the hard drive light staying on solid.

I then took out the battery and held down the power button for a minute, with the same HDD light-only result. I've reseated the RAM, repeated the first thing, and eventually gave up and left the screen open with the HDD light on.

After 5-10 minutes, the laptop suddenly came to life and showed the BIOS screen, then began to boot Windows. Unfortunately at this stage however, it just hangs at the green bar loading Windows and has done this for more than 15 minutes.

I ran a HDD test a few days back when it was working fine, and there was no sign of anything bad, but I'm going to take it out and run a full one now.

I'm not sure whether this is a software or hardware problem yet, but as the laptop delays boot even before the BIOS I'm assuming its hardware...

If anyone can help or has any suggestions to try I'd appreciate it.

Answer:Solved: Five minute delay on laptop boot, eventually hangs on Vista load screen.

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

Answer:OS fails to load when using new RAM

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

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

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

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

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

Do you think i should reinstall WinXp?

Thx In Advance!

Answer:Xp Fails To Load?!?!

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

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Hi Guys and Girls,

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

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

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

All the best and here's hoping!

Answer:XP Pro fails to load - H ELP!

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Question: XP fails to load

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

Look at some of the help files etc...

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

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

Thank you for your time.


Answer:XP fails to load

System manufacturer and model?

Any onscreen error messages leading up to inability to boot?

How to start Windows in Safe Mode -


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

Answer:Windows XP Fails To Load

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


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

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

Answer:Windows xp fails to load


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

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

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

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

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

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

I am getting no error messages.

The HiJack this report is as follows;

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

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

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

Answer:XP Pro Desktop fails to load

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Log-on Screen Fails To Load

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Camera fails to load

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

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

Answer:Flight Sim X fails to load

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

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

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

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

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Windows XP Fails to Load

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

run chkdsk /R

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

Answer:msn homepage fails to load

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

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

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

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

Anybody here seen this before, and can offer suggestions?

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

Answer:msgina.dll fails to load

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

any thoughts?

Answer:Windows XP SP2 Fails to load GUI

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

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

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

Answer:dwwin.exe fails to load??

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

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

If that doesn`t work -

See Norms posts here - HERE

"Had this problem, here is what I did:

Open regedit, go to:

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

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

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

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

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


click here

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

Answer:IE fails to load: no internet

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

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

Answer:VISTA SP1 fails to Load

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

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

Answer:windows 98 se fails to load

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

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

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

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

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Windows XP Fails to Load

Welcome to TSF

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

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

Answer:windows 7 fails to load

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Part of my installation process checks if .Net Framework 2

There are 3 XP machines that it Fails.

The installation in successful. The application fails to load.

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

It still fails on the original 3 XP machines.

Any suggestions how I troubleshoot this problem


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

i will be very greatfull

Answer:Windows Xp Fails To Load.

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

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

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

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

I use Firefox with Noscript and Ad Block Plus.

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

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

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

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

Does anyone here have any new wheeze to suggest?

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

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

Answer:desktop fails to load?

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

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

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

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

Running processes:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet E... Read more

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

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

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

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What operating system are you using? Sounds like 98?

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

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

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

1) I turn on my computer and the computer begins to boot normally, from the Dell logo to the Windows XP logo
2) Once the Blue Welcome Screen appears, I see the following error message:
WLKeeper.exe - Application Error The Instruction at "0x00401490" referenced memory at "0x9a3412be". The memory could not be "written".
3) If I click cancel, the OS continues to load, even producing Microsoft's trademark startup sound and displaying the default background screen of the fields and mountains against a blue sky.
4) However, as the programs are loading and the explorer bar at the bottom of the screen loads, I receive a second error message stating:
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I have problem with a PC running winXP SP3. On start up I get the message that DrvCheck.dll failed to load. I have no idead what this is for, or what it does, but I am currently unable to connect to my wireless router and wonder if this has anything to do with that.

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

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

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

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

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

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