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Laptop is not booting. It starts booting but restarts before it gets boot properly.

Question: Laptop is not booting. It starts booting but restarts before it gets boot properly.

Laptop is not booting up. It is restarting again and again. Problem started in following manner.
-First while using laptop my keyboards stop functioning.
-Second When I restarted It starts normal but stopped accepting inputs from keyboard and even Window Virtual Keyboard.
-Third I tried reinstalling windows, When I tried to install it from pen-drive(bootable pendrive). It is not booting. It is restarting again and again.
Can any one help me on this?

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Preferred Solution: Laptop is not booting. It starts booting but restarts before it gets boot properly.

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Answer: Laptop is not booting. It starts booting but restarts before it gets boot properly.

First thing to do is run an extended (NOT just 10 minute) diagnostic on the hard drive. If you need further assistance, post the results of that (numeric error codes) along with the full model information - i.e., Inspiron N5110, XPS L501x, etc.).

Press F12 a few times immediately after powering on to get into the diagnostics.

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When I turn the laptop on it states that it was shut down incorrectly or new hardware was added(neither of these things occured). It then starts to beboot the windows and shuts down quickly. It automatically trys to restart in about 3 seconds. Repeats over and over until I shut it off. I have unplugged it and let it set overnight and cleaned the vents etc.Please help

Answer:My Compaq laptop starts booting then shuts of

Tap F8 whilst booting and select Safe Mode from the list. It might take a while to arrive and the screen will be poor quality with large icons. If it boots from there then there is a chance you will be able to diagnose and correct the problem - possibly a driver issue which will show in Device Manager.Ms Hulot goes horse riding

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Yesterday morning, I restarted my laptop. The normal lenovo loading screen came on but then it sent me to a blue screen with a frowning face and the words "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart..." It restarted and the loading screen came, but it says "Loading Automatic Repair". Then it said "Diagnosing Your PC.". Next, it sent me to Automatic Repair and said "Your PC did not start correctly" in big letters. It gave me two options, Restart and Advanced Options. I tried both. I went to A.O. and it gave me 4 options, "Continue", "Use a device", "Troubleshoot" and "Turn off PC".

I've tried everything!! Will someone please help me?

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First of all... Greetings everyone.. I'm new to the sight so if this has been asked before I apologize. Perhaps I'll get some links or some new advice still.
I really love this site, I have d'loaded many programs that have been more than helpful. :-o Maybe there is a program to help me with this particular issue, I wouldn't even know what to look for on this.

also, not sure where to post this. Someone mentioned that it might be a hardware problem, however, I don't know what hardware would cause this type of issue.
My laptop is still fairly new, not even a year old yet. I am using a Dell Inspiron 1525. Everything was already preloaded as I got it off the Dell website.

For the longest time I couldn't figure out what was going on. I couldn't stay connected to the internet, my calendar would come up when it felt like it, not when was suppose to. The network wouldn't show the other two computers half the time. I play an online game and I would just randomly get disconnected from it at least once a day. (It would cut me off the internet completely not just the game.) I would have to restart the whole computer again. Sleep or hybernate doesn't seem to work, either that, I don't know how they work. (which is very possible, never really use em.)

Recently, I've watched how the laptop boots up. First time it boots up, it appears to be normal. I'm connected to the internet, things work and so on. .. However, it... Read more

Answer:laptop not booting properly

check your firewall is not blocking access, because i had a similar problem on my acer laptop, and it turned out to be the firewall. i discovered it after i uninstalled it.

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So, my second laptop wont boot up properly now.  I was working on one from a friend at work which had the same problem, went to format the USB stick and i'm assuming that it transfered over.  Here are the results from FRST64 in recovery if anyone can help:Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 02-10-2013Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-FAH5PP0 on 06-10-2013 18:03:17Running from F:\Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English(US)Internet Explorer Version 10Boot Mode: RecoveryThe current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================HKLM\...\Run: [] - [x]HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] - C:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [ ] ()HKLM\...\Run: [SmartAudio] - C:\Program Files\CONEXANT\SAII\SAIICpl.exe [307768 2010-04-28] ()HKLM\...\Run: [SynTPEnh] - C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe [2052392 2010-03-10] (Synaptics Incorporated)HKLM\...\Run: [TPwrMain] - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.EXE [505696 2009-11-05] (TOSHIBA Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [SmoothView] - C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe [508216 2009-07-28] (TOSHIBA Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [TosVolRegulator] - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TosVolRegulator\TosVolRegulator.exe [24376 2009-11-11] (TOSHIBA Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [TosSENotify] - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA HDD SSD Alert\TosWa... Read more

Answer:Ugh, second laptop not booting up properly

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So I have a acer aspire 7520 laptop running Windows 7 2 gigs RAM 160 gig hard drive any way I boot it up all the lights come on fan comes on but screen stays black about 4 or 5 seconds in it shuts off and does it again and just keeps repeating this untill I turn it off.
I have researched this and tried everything I have read and nothing works.

Answer:Acer laptop starts booting then stops and turns off

Have you tried clearing CMOS?

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when cold booting, the repair utility starts. after cancelling the repair utility, it reboots (now hot booting) and starts up windows without problems.This problems seems already reported here: any idea about a lenovo solution? Thanks in advance for your help, very kind regards, Stan.

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When W8?s menue apears on start and I choose W7 - instead of loading W7directly , the computer is new-starting again and only than starts w7. Thats a funny "behaviour"....Does anybody have an idee how i can solve it?

Also, after starting the computer, the menue is not directly shown up, first is this turnning wi8 circle (like in the setup) and only about 30 sec. later comes the menue.
I?m using windows 8 enterprise, test version.

Answer:Dual boot: W7 restarts instead of direct booting

Your PC is booting correctly.
That is how Windows 8 boot loader works.

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I have an oldish Gateway laptop that doesn't go past the splash screen (F2 Bios, F10 Boot menue, etc). It then just goes to a black screen.
Any suggestions please.
PS I don't have the restore disk either.

Answer:Gate way laptop not booting properly

FAns running? HDD making a noise? leds on?

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I'm not sure if this should be in Hardware, or Windows, but it seems to be a hardware issue? so I thought I'd try here.This is the problem my system:Windows 7Dell Inspiron 1545Service Pack 1Intel Core 2 duo CPU T6600 @ 2.20 GHz3.0 GB RAM64-bit Operating System I use Avast antivirus and I do have a real windows CD. The problem with my laptop is that it just isn?t responding. It?s really difficult to explain the problem because I?ve never encountered something like this before. The laptop will power on, will take an insanely long time to boot up, and then will just *stop* halfway through loading my desktop. The mouse will continue to move around the screen but if I click anything it won?t do anything. If I hover over whatever I had tried to open it does the ?thinking? mouse graphic. If I try to use control ? alt ? delete it doesn?t do anything, and the keyboard Windows mouse doesn?t seem to work. However, pressing the ?open CD tray? button works no problem, every time I push the button it pops out like nothing is wrong. The only way to turn off my computer at this point is forced shut down.I?ve tried running it in safe mode, while it takes some time (it does the same thing as when not in safe mode, but doesn?t seem to get *stuck*) to boot up in safe mode, it eventually starts running. Everything but my sound seems to work in safe mode. I ran a virus check and came up with nothing. I tried to do a system restore to a previous save point, but some point during the resto... Read more

Answer:Laptop not responding/booting properly

I suggest we rule out malware as a possible cause before we look elsewhere. Please follow the instructions in the following link and post your logs in the thread you create (NOT in this thread):,46313.0.html

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Apologies if this is the wrong section.

Basically, my sister's (rather new) Acer laptop has been having some problems... When Windows had loaded, it said there has been an error and it had to restart. It couldn't be booted in safe mode either. I tried the restore option which said it would wipe everything and reinstall Windows, but now when I try to load it up I get an error saying "Windows has failed to install" and it restarts to try again. None of the options are working (safe mode, debugging, etc.)

Oh, and there are no sort of installation CD's. Just 2 that had to be made when it was first used, "Recovery" disc 1 & 2. They couldn't be loaded ofc.

Is there anything at all I can do?
Willing to provide more information if necessary
Thank you.

Answer:Acer Laptop Not Booting Properly.

Hello, when the computer fails to load does a blue screen pop up?

Looks like this:
If so there is a code under technical information, use the picture above as a guide and write it down on a piece of paper and post it back here.

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I think I may have a disc problem. The laptop is an (HP) Compaq nc6220, running Windows XP (SP3 I think). It's quite an old laptop which isn't used very often.

I started the laptop in order to rip a CD and when I went into Windows Media Player it gave me a message stating a new version was available to download. I did so, and after restarting the machine I opened Media Player to rip the CD but then got a BSOD.

I then rebooted but it won't start now. Each time I reboot it displays the usual Windows startup logo and then sits at a black screen for a couple of minutes before displaying the following message :-

Non-System disk or disk error
replace and strike any key when ready

At this point I can do no more.

I do get the usual screen at startup which appears after a BSOD, offering safe mode and last known good configuration etc. but no matter what option I take, all I get is the above message.

As I said at the start, it is a very old laptop and has a very low spec, but it normally works okay, albeit a little slow.

Any help is much appreciated.



Answer:[SOLVED] Laptop Not Booting Properly - Disk Problem

Make sure there's no external devices connected to the laptop. You may want to run a drive diagnostic to see if any errors are returned.

In order to test the hard drive you can run one of the diagnostic programs below. The files, in ISO format, will need to be burned to a CD using a program that can burn CD image files.
Hitachi Drive Fitness Test
Western Digital
WD Support / Downloads / Select Product
(choose your product and select Data Lifeguard Diagnostic)
| Seagate

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I'm having trouble with my Asus desktop not booting properly. I get this message:

"Reboot and Select proper boot device or Insert Boot Media in Selected Boot device and press a key"

I have tried setting the boot options variously switching between manually setting between the boot options below, #1 and #2, and setting to the Optimized Defaults setting. I'm not sure which boot option should be first or which one is working when it does work. Here's my options:

Boot option #1: SATA: ATAPI DVD A DH24ABS
Boot option #2: WDC WD20EARX-22PASB0
Boot option #3: Generic-MS/MS-Pro 1.03

Noticed that the driver for the bios is the original one (2011), and tried to update it through the option provided, but it never seems to work and just continues to 'connect to server' with no result.

Through numerous trials and errors I seem able to get the boot to work (not sure how though), and once it does Windows 7 works fine. The trouble is as soon as I try to boot again the whole process happens over.

I have a "new system image restore Asus 2012 ISO Files disk that I made when I purchased the computer, but haven't tried to use it as I'm not sure how or if it would only restore the bios settings or overwrite the whole system.

Help would be most appreciated!

Answer:Asus not booting properly, boot options don't work consistently

Your DVD should be the first boot option and the drive that has your C: drive should be the second boot. == It sounds like your System Image would be the thing to try. It restores your PC to the way it was the day the Image was made. Any changes you have made since then will be gone. This includes any pictures or documents you may have added since then. They will be gone also.

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I just got a ASUS G75V series and updated it to windows 7 professional with Intel core i7.
I was able to work with it and everything was fine until I had to install XP because some softwares are not compatible with Win 7 x64.
I have Win 7 on drive C: and windows xp on drive E: which in windows XP environment it is shown as drive C: again(I have two HDDs, 500GB each).

So as you can predict I tried using the dual booting and followed the tutorial for that on the website, I wasn't able to get it to work exactly and each time I had to change the bios settings to boot either win 7 or win XP,

I downloaded easyBCD and was trying to get it to work but my silly mistake was I Reset BCD configuration under BCD backup/repair tab and ever since I haven't been able to load windows 7 and the laptop directly loads windows xp.

I ran easyBCD in windows xp and tried to fix the problem by adding the bootloader for windows 7 there but nothing seems to work.

I am really stuck and I can not reinstall windows 7 because it is set up with all the softwares for my work

Answer:Issue booting Win 7, booting directly into XP & no boot manager

It sounds like you have the OS's installed on two separate HD's, and were booting them correctly via the BIOS - setting preferred one first to boot in BIOS setup, then booting the other one using the one-time BIOS Boot menu key.

To restart Win7 unplug all other HD's, Mark the 100mb System Reserved (preferred) or Win7 Partition Active then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

Once Win7 starts, plug back in the XP HD and boot it using the Asus F8 one-time BIOS Boot Menu key, or install EasyBCD to Win7 to add XP on its Add OS entry tab.

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Hello there, occassional lurker, first time poster, hopefully someone here will be able to help

I've been setting my laptop to dual boot xp pro, and Ubuntu on a seperate partition. All was going well, until xp decided to die altogther. I don't have that error to hand, but it's gone a little further now.

Was going to install xp pro on a 3rd partition, and it started up fine. Now I can boot fine to Ubuntu, and the 2nd version of xp. However, the original xp is still having issues.

Now, when booting up, gets BSOD - bad_pool_caller. Code at the end is: 0x000000c2 (0x00000007,0x00000CD4,0x00000060,0x86F7E1FC)

Everything I've read suggests this is talking about a hardware or software conflict. However, I've not installed any new hardware. I suspect there is a software conflict between the two versions of xp, but I can't see how that can happen.

I can boot into the 1st copy of xp in safe mode, however, explorer.exe fails to start up. Tried running it in task manager to no avail.

I forgot to add - I am using GNU GBRUB to boot between the 3 operating systems.

EDIT 2: Tried it again to boot 1st xp in safe mode - new error for windows product activation - a problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the licence for this computer error code 0x800004005

Answer:Dual booting laptop crashes booting xp pro.

Are these installations of XP Pro on the two partitions diferent install disks with separate key codes?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 5100. It gives problem to Boot. It takes 5 mintes to get booted. Once it is power on, nothing will be displayed, after 5 minutes it try to load Flash BIOS, it reboots manytimes during BIOS load. Once it started windows xp, it works perfectly.

What is the cause of this and how to rectify.


Answer:Laptop Not Booting in first boot

Enter the bios setup by pressing key when prompted and set it to load either default or optimum settings.

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I have a HP zx5000 laptop that the power plug has gone bad. I need to get some stuff off the hard drive but since it would mees up when I tried to start it I'm figuring that it messed up the boot.ini? It start up fine..bios screen..looks like MS is about to start and the a flash of a blue screen and then I starts all over again. I don't know what the bluescreen says-flashes to fast.Is there a way I can get it to at least boot in safe mode or even repair it so I can get the stuff of it?I'm sure a reinstall will fix it or a repair of XP with too but doesn't either option erase everything?

Answer:Boot up a non booting laptop?

Press F8 repeatedly right after the laptop logo screen goes away. You will be presented with the Windows Boot Options menu; select 'Disable automatic restart after system failure'. That will prevent the PC from rebooting at the blue screen so you can see the error. Post the error number (it'll look something like 0x0000007F) and the message (a common one is UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME) and the file name if one is listed. We can then work on providing a fix for you.

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When i press the start button, it turns on for a moment, then shuts down and starts beeping. I have counted 8 continuous beeps, then a pause, then another 8 beeps, and so on. What is happening?
Also, my model is a Dell inspiron 15 5000 series.
Thanks in advance.

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Hi,I'm trying to sort out a non booting laptop for a friend.Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Li 1718 Win XP. When the laptop starts to boot up the Fujitsu Siemens screen comes up as normal but after a short while it goes straight to the start up 'options' screen ( the screen where you can start in safe mode, last known good configuration etc ) it doesn't even get to the XP loading screen.No matter which option I choose it comes back to the 'options' screen.If I choose the 'start windows normally' option the XP loading screen comes up, the blue progress bar scrolls along as it should do. After a short while a blue screen with some writing on it flashes up for a second or two then the 'options' screen appears again.I've booted from an XP disc into the recovery console and a screen comes up which says c:\> but I don't know what to do or type in.Any help or suggestions would be gratefully received.Regards, Chris.

Answer:Laptop Keeps Booting Into The Boot Option Screen

You maybe able to use boot logging :click hereIf not there is a guide here for the recovery console: click here

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lenovo 480, windows 8, 2gb mem, 500 gb hdd.. when i power the laptop the boot menu always apppear, so i chose to boot on the hard drive but it will not continue to boot to the hard drive at will return to boot menu... so i check the hard drive by using hirem... and nothing error found....

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MB: Sapphire PC-AM3RS890G (AMD)
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965
CPU fan: well, I don't remember. Not the stock one though.
Cool'n'Quiet is enabled.

The CPU fan sometimes starts at 100% (quite some noise) when booting the PC and never slows down, even if I wait minutes/hours. However, if I reboot it works again.
I know that it's normal that when booting the fan is at 100%, but only for the first seconds.

I don't want to update the BIOS since it looks like it's risky.

So I thought about chipset drivers. I'm downloading Sapphire chipset drivers for my MB. Do you think this could solve the problem?
Is there any risk in installing chipset drivers? AMD is known for driver issues.

Answer:CPU fan sometimes starts at 100% when booting and never slows down

After installing Windows and getting a stable system, the motherboard drivers should have been the first thing to go on your PC. I'm not familiar with AMD so the drivers might help. Otherwise, it's probably a setting in the BIOS. I don't see a BIOS update for your board.

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If I leave my computer off for 6+ hours and turn it on, it will sometimes go through post, get to the Windows icon, turn itself off, go through post again, & then finally boot to the OS like normal. So it basically will boot twice before going to Windows. Almost like it can't find my OS after being off for so long.
I managed to temporarily fix this a week ago by flashing my BIOS and turning on Windows 10 compatibility mode under boot options in the BIOS. But it started doing it again!
My mobo, CPU & PSU are only a month old. My GPU, RAM & drives are nearly 2 years old though.
Note that it will only do this if I shut down my PC for 6+ hours. If I were to shut down my PC right now and turn it back on, it would boot normally to the OS in about 13 seconds. My PC runs flawlessly 100% of the time.
I've asked this question before when it first happened(on Yahoo Answers) and people were saying it could be my SSD is going bad. But since I fixed it, I assumed they were wrong until now.
So since my motherboard & PSU is new, do you guys think I should replace my SSD? Or could it be my RAM? I have no idea!
As you can guess, I have to shut my PC off for 6 hours to get it to do it gain(even then, it doesn't always boot twice). So testing if any fix works takes a long time.
Win 10 clean install
i5 4690k no overclock
780 GTX no overclock
PC temps are good. Room temp stays around 70F
All drivers & BIOS are up too date
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Answer:PC starts twice before booting to Windows

Initially I would have said PSU but yours is new.
Try disabling Quick boot in BIOS.

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On a new Asus Win 7x64 laptop (Zenbook Prime UX21A), I was repartitioning the SSD with EaseUs and it seemed to be going well until restart. At that point, EaseUs gave a failure message and then Windows gave a failed to start/Windows Boot Manager mesage, with the error code 0xc00025. The Info is the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible, presumably the SSD's main partition.

Since there is no CD drive, I've been trying to prepare a USB system repair (on my desktop Win 7x64). I followed the directions of two YouTube videos, including one suggested on these forums - Windows 7 - Create a System Repair Disc on a Bootable USB Flash Drive without Burning a CD - YouTube. However, at some point each procedure varied significantly from what my computer showed and so the USB stick didn't boot. I also tried the CD creation tutorial at System Repair Disc - Create, and followed up with the Win 7 USB-DVD tool, but the CD created is UDF format, not ISO, which is what the tool is looking for. The boot and source folders are in ISO, but I'm guessing a full bootable ISO disk (or stick), rather than separate ISO files, is what's needed. I've been working on the assumption that a system repair disk or stick made from a retail version of Win 7 will work on an OEM installation, but really don't know. I also tried running a repair from my desktop's full Win 7 installation disk (converted to ISO), but the laptop said the repair versions are different.

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Answer:Laptop SSD partition led to Windows not booting - Win Boot Mgr error

I suggest creating a USB installation stick using this tutorial here:
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
All repair disk options can be accessed through the installation "disk".

When you say "I was repartitioning the SSD", what did you do exactly?

Are you aware that your "disk" is (most likely with an Ivy Bridge) formatted GPT?

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I am trying to fix a Sony VAIO VGN-C140G laptop with Win XP Media Center Edition 2008. It starts booting and displays the low resolution Microsoft Windows XP logo with a black background and a progress bar at the bottom, then the screen changes to a high resolution Windows XP logo with a blue background and shows the hour glass working beside the cursor. After a few seconds, the hour glass disappears and all disk activity stops and it is stuck at this screen and the only thing I can do is move the cursor around. ALT+TAB does not show that there are any windows in the background waiting
for user input. I am not able to boot into safe mode either.

When I had problems in the past, I simply use the recovery partition to re-image the machine but this time that doesn't
work. I used the Norton Boot CD and it detected Boot.Tidserv.B but could not clean it. I used Kaspersky Rescue CD and
BitDefender USB also, but they did not detect any malware. I'd appreciate it if you could help me fix the system without
removing the recovery partition -thanks for your time!

Answer:WinXP laptop not booting, Norton AV CD detects Boot.Tidserv.B


It says "Try booting from clean CD(even from NBRT) then open command line and write fixmbr \Device\HardDisk0 it will completely overwrite your current(infected) MBR with default Microsoft MBR."

Would executing the fixmbr \Device\HardDisk0 command from the NBRT effect the Sony VAIO VGN-C140G laptop recovery partition on the hard disk in any manner? If it doesn't effect the recovery process, I'll just go ahead and restore the MBR. Once the system boots, I can do a clean install from the recovery partition.

Thanks, Ram.

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Hello everyone, hope you're doing great! My one year old pc a core 2 duo, on an intel mobo w/nvida 7600 video card, and one gig of ram will stay on for long periods of time after taking up to 20 starts and stops before it boots up. Often after booting up if I multi task, I get the BSOD with a bad_pool_caller heading. If I restart the computer after it has been on for awhile there is no problem booting and it will stay on for a long time unless I do a lot of multi task, at which time it goes to BSOD. But if it is booted after 15 minutes, it may turn on and off 20 times, although 6 is more common before it gets to my desktop. I have run a lot of anti virus tests, AVG, Ad- Aware 2007, SpyBot Search and Destroy. I have run mem test and followed directions found here on how to run winDbg. Have not changed hardware. I am stuck at the mem dump report I get when I run winDbg. Could you look at this and tell me what it means and what to do now, plze? Thanks :confused Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.8.0004.0 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


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My Satellite L500 gets too hot and shuts down without warning. First I thought that the fan is defect as it will not start unter Vista SP2, but when I reboot it works while on the BIOS level.

But as soon Vista takes over during booting the Fan stops. I tried Speedfan but this is somehow not able to start the fan. it neither reads out the fan speed, only the various temperatures.

I am not sure but may be this problem occured after I upgraded to Vista SP 2 two months ago which was not released by Toshiba. It seems that this will not be done by Toshiba anymore but this is another issue.

The notebook is nearly 2 years old and come originally with Vista SP1.
The only thing from software side is still upgrade the BIOS, there seems to be a newer one from Mai 2011.

I cleaned the air inlet by a vacuum cleaner but the main problem is propably not dust but that the fan does not start. Anybody an idea how I can start it? May be a software tool or a setting somewhere in Windows?

Answer:Satellite L500 gets too hot - Fan starts while booting only!

> I am not sure but may be this problem occured after I upgraded to Vista SP 2 two months ago which was not released by Toshiba. It seems that this will not be done by Toshiba anymore but this is another issue.

Are you talking about Vista Service Pack 2?
Service Packs for Windows operating systems are released by Microsoft and not by notebook manufacturers. ;) Notebook manufacturers release only the own drivers for the single notebook devices ;)

> The only thing from software side is still upgrade the BIOS, there seems to be a newer one from Mai 2011.
So did you update the BIOS?
If not try this?

How about the installation of Win 7? Did you check if the fans would run using Win 7 on this notebook? I think it?s worth a test?

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I turned on my PC yesterday and was watching it boot, all was normal untill it got the XP screen where it loads and you can see the bar moving. It just restarts itself after that screen and starts all over again.

I really dont know what is wrong with it, or how to fix it. Any help will be much appriciated.

Answer:Restarts while booting


Try tapping your f8 key from start-up and selecting "Last Good Configuration"...

If that doesn't help, from the same menu boot into 'safe-mode' and try a 'system-restore'.


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Hi, i am new to this and i am hoping someone can help me. When booting up my computer sometimes it just restarts, sometimes it works normally, sometimes it works but quite slow.
This is my hijack this log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:35:45 AM, on 5/09/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Edit by chaslang: Unrequested inline logs removed

and my start up log:

Thanks guys, hope someone can help,

Answer:Not booting up properly

Please read the announcement and sticky threads. HJT logs and Startup list logs should only be posted when requested and then they must be attachments to your message.

Please run the steps below.

- Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal

Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.

- Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.
After doing ALL of the above you still have a problem, boot into normal mode and make sure you follow these directions:
- Download HijackThis 1.99.1

- Unzip the hijackthis.exe file to a folder you create named C:\Program Files\HJT

- Do NOT run Hijack This from the Desktop, a temp folder, or a sub-folder of C:\Documents and Settings, or choose to run it directly from the downloaded ZIP file.

- Before running HijackThis: You must close each of the following:your web browser, e-mail client, instant messenger, and programs like notepad, wordpad, MS Word etc. And any other unnecessary running programs.

- Run HijackThis and save your log file.

- Post your log as an ATTACHMENT to your next message. (Do NOT copy/paste the log into your post).

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When i boot my computer now it comes with an error saying missing file or shared dll Program Files/x86 Nos32/somethingsomethingsomething. It still works it justs comes up w/ that error when i boot it and my computer is strangly slower

Answer:Not Booting Properly ?

Check for the repeat errors in Event Viewer>Admin view to google text and ID# to find how others have resolved it.

If possible find out which Program is generating the .dll error to uninstall (or System REstore to before it's install) and then reinstall it. Or if you recently uninstalled a program before this began, reinstall it to see if it stops, then uninstall it again using Revo Uninstaller.

Uncheck everything except your AV and gadgets/stickynotes in msconfig>Startup as other programs are freeloaders on your RAM/CPU at all times and can spy on you. If you use a factory connection manager, etc., change to Win7's superior utility.

Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker to see if there are damaged System Files as often occurs with .dll errors.

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okay. well i know absolutley *nothing* about computers.
but. my computer isnt booting up propery. i think thats the right word. when it loads when you turn it on? well it doesnt do that.
i turn it on, and the screen is blak. nothing happens. i wait a few minutes, press the reset button, and *sometimes* the monitor button turns green, like its trying to boot-up, but then goes back to orange. i do this several times, sometimes it works, and stays green and boots up. but some nights im there for seven hours trying to turn it on to finnish coursework. and i think i need to try and fix it.

Answer:PC not booting up properly

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I had problems with my pc last week and have just got around to looking at it. When i try and boot up it wont even beep like normal. Before it stopped working it was beeping three times from inside the case. The motherboard is a Asrock K7S8X Any clues??Many Thanks!

Answer:Not booting up properly

Could be ram. Try taking out 1 stick at a time.

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When I turn on my computer it loads up which seems okay... I don't know if it should take So long loading 'TFTP' and then after that, it comes up 'Windows loading' afterwards it reboots and goes through the same process. I can't log on with 'last good configuration' either - only safe mode. I have no idea what's going out. Thanks in advance to whoever's helping me out.

Answer:Not booting up properly

FWIW:'d never heard of TFTP until you posted.Exactly what does this onscreen message state...and exactly when does it appear?Louis

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Hoping someone could solve my dilemma. Software/Driver? I've disabled/enabled one at a time the 3 controllers I found in the BIOS and the issue persists.Or, the Power and Reset cables are on the correct pins, but could one or both be upside down? On those 2 cables, white(not black) is the common color so would white be ground? Along w/ a few upgraded parts, installed 7 to new SSD.The PC has to be reset after Power On to get it to boot.It then boots to the screens posted at photobucket in the link below.Screen 1 - after USB Controllers... it counts down the MB of memory and stops the count @ 79xx altho 8192 is installed. Then proceeds to:Screen 2 - here it will list the SSD as seen and the hdd and od before continuing toScreen 3's System Configuration.After timer or <esc>, it will boot to windows.The password to this album with the 3 screenshots is 3xbootup You

Answer:PC not booting properly.

Did you run the default BIOS configuration? Make sure the hard drive is on first boot sequence. Check also if you have quick boot option to enable.

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I have XP Pro installed which has been running without any problems on my laptop. This morning when I booted up, I logged in and then nothing happened - I merely get a blue screen. The only thing I can access via 'Ctrl, Alt, Delete' is the Windows Security Box. When I open the 'Task Manager' screen, it shows that no programs have loaded. I can see that several services are running.
I can view all folders and files through 'Task Manger'. I can copy files from 'Task Manager' onto my memory stick. I am not able to start any programs either. I am able to shut down okay.

I have tried the following without any success:
1. Booting in safe mode - same outcome
2. Used a Win XP CD to boot up with and tried to recover -
3. ran a chkdsk - seems HDD is okay

I am currently running WinXP SP1
I have not loaded any new programs or harware recently.
I have an up to date AntiVirus program - Panda Titanium IS 2006

Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Answer:XP Pro not booting up properly!

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I've done some searching on these forums, but can't find the answer to my problem, although I have a feeling it might have something to do with the POST thingy.

Anyway, here's my problem, I'd be very grateful for any answers!

When I try to boot my desktop computer it initially starts and the power LED lits up on the front. However a second or so after powering up, the boot sequence seems to halt. The power LED is still lit, but nothing more happens. Usually I can hear the HD start spinning, but now it doesn't seem to. No image what so ever comes trough to the screen. I've also tried to boot from a cd, and that didn't work either.

I opened the panel to have a look if I could find anything that seemed susipicious, and there was this tiny red light on the motherboard that was lit. I don't know if it normally is, or not. The light was close to a lithium battery, so I tried replacing that with a new one, which didn't help. Otherwise fans etc seemed perfectly fine inside.

Before this occured I didn't do anything special with the computer, I didn't install anything, didn't connect or disconnect anything, I didn't drop it to the floor etc , and powered it off normally for the night as I always do. The morning after this problem occured, so something must have happened during the night...?

Normally I usually figure out what caused the problem, and then I can fix it. (Bumped hard into computer, HD start clicking, I replace it etc) but now I have no clue as to ... Read more

Answer:CPU starts booting but halts and doesn't finish

So your saying it isn't posting but then you said you tried booting from the CD drive. If you're able to get into the BIOS to choose what to boot then that means the computer is passing the POST. I'm a little confused so can you clarify this?

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when I try booting, the fans start, the screen stays black and orange light stays same, no lights on keyboard, mouse, front of tower or anywhere else.  MB is BFG Tech custom built PC. I've reseated everything, replaced everything, replaced monitors, cords, wall plug , everything common I've tried, Any ideas?

Answer:when booting, fan starts HD feels like working, no lights

Is this one that you've just recently made? As in just making now - or has it been working for a while? I had a similar problem once, and it was because I didn't seat the motherboard properly on the brass mounts initially, and so the board had short circuited partially. If this is newly built and there are no lights on the case, this could either be due to this (possible) short circuit, or it could be that you don't have them plugged in correctly on the motherboard. Let me know any other info that you have or have tried.-Stephen

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Hello all I am writing as I am having a problem with my HP Laptop running Windows Vista Home Premiun, Everytime I leave it alone (either on or off) it has the hardest damn time rebooting like it'll get to the HP initial screen and then restart and it takes about 10-12 times to get it back up but then I end up having to re-install everything as when I purchased the laptop I had recovery disks made. But I am not sure what to do and this is something that has just recently began to happen. I dont have hijackthis log or anything just yet as I am currently recovering everything from the discs. But I will post those as soon as I have them. But any initial ideas on what it may be. Having real issues and school statrts soon....

Thanks in Advance
-Worried College Student

Answer:Windows vista not booting and school starts soon!

Is it under warranty? If so contact HP about the issue, it sounds like a hardware problem.

Some HP laptops have built in hardware diagnostics, read the user manual on how to use it.

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Hi, Have a Lenovo N200 laptop (0769 model) which boots up OK until just after OS load and it then switches off straight away. I know what it isn't, as I have tested it, but I don't know what it is and I am hoping you might give some clues. After switching itself off, it can be switched on again and eventually boots up into the OS. 1. It is not the OS, as I have tried both the default (XP Pro) and Ubuntu off a Live CD. Same symptoms.2. It is not getting too hot. Yes it can switch itself off again once you have eventually got it to boot, but it has rightmark installed which is not showing any temperature issues.3. It is not the BIOS - this is up to date, as are all the drivers. It is now on slow boot, so checks the memory OK. Has anyone got any ideas that might help, or at least some idea how to narrow the problem down any further? I am happy to test the system etc in order to get to the root of this problem. Thanks for your help. 

Answer:Switches off for no observable reason just after OS starts booting

if you boot into bios mode and leave it there, does it switch off? Also have you tried to reinstall the OS after the problem have started to occur? Try Everest instead for temperature monitoring. 

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Hey guys, so im new to your forum so forgive me for folish questions.
Some days ago I bought new parts to upgrade my pc
-mobo (msi B85M-E33)
-CPU(intel i5 4470)
-Ram(G-Skill 4gb 1600)
and a new cooler freeze 13
My HD is a seagate 500gb and i have a power supply of 550W
After replacing all the parts like always, when i start the pc it goes on but then it shutdown after few seconds and i dont see anything on the screen. i already cheked the ram and when its not plugged it does the beeps, but when i removed the cpu to check it doesnt do any beep without the cpu
Need some help!!!


Answer:Solved: Pc starts but shuts down after few seconds without booting

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I've been reading on a number of forums and places that people have had problems where there computer refuses to boot and keeps restarting. Normally they seem to play around trying to fix it and then the final solution often appears to be a repair install.

I built a computer for a friend to use with CAD
Intel E8400
Gigabyte EP45 DS3L
4GB kit (2x2GB) DDR2 800 RAM
Asus Lightscribe SATA
Leadtek Quadro FX570

I finished building it, it started up beautifully and then the nightmares began. I downloaded drivers for the Quadro and on reboot I got the error that NTLDR was missing, I ended up reinstalling windows and gave the drivers another go, same result. Eventually I used a different set of Quadro drivers (from memory there are 3 choices) and the NTLDR error dissapeared.
I then found out then the usb wireless internet device he used didnt have drivers for 64bit XP but a bit of searching found some hacked drivers that reportedly worked... and they did... for around 2 weeks. After that when he would turn the computer on it would get to the windows loading screen reboot and start again infinitely. I could get in with windows safe mode and recover all his stuff but no matter what I did there it would not work normally, even removing the suspect drivers had no effect. I started shutting down damn near everything one at a time and restarting it, no real effect until I got rid of the audio which for some reason caused his USB ports to cease to functio... Read more

Answer:XP 64bit restarts while booting

I have windows xp pro 64 bit and had a number of issues with it. Particularly with grafic drivers.

There isn't a day that goes by when something stops working.

I am leaving it for now and using vista 32bit which I have no issues with.

Ok you may say that the full 4gb ram wont show up, however you system will still use some of the unseen ram and it will still great on 32 bit

Do you need to run 64bit on it? If not turn back to 32bit.


Edit> When you next do a repair copy the following


Put them on s floppy if you have one or cd. When you system crashes again use this disk to start windows.

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Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 2

I come back from school to find my computer monitor looking as it should, except with an error message. The message was over the password prompt (which I use), and nothing (mouse and keyboard) responded. Like an idiot, I didn't write down what the problem was. I just rebooted. I got as far as the BootScreen (windows logo, green/blue loading bar), then the screen blanked, flashed a few times (LCD), and started the boot process again, as if I'd hit the restart button.

This happened twice more, and on the second time, at the BootScreen, it just blanked. The power was on, but I had a blank screen. I gave it about 2 minutes before I restarted.

When booting in safe mode, it gets as far as the Drivers loading screen. After it decides to load SPTD.sys it restarts...

Currently, I have put in the windows XP CD and am about to try to "repair" my windows.

Losing all the data on this hard drive would equate to a few thousand dollars, so that's ... not what I'm hoping for. If in the end I have to reformat, no problem, as long as I can get all my data. (Hopefully!)


Answer:Computer Restarts Itself When Booting Up

Well, you can rescue your files with a Live Linux CD and a USB drive. *** Instructions ***

Then if you have your XP CD you can do a repair install of XP. This shouldn't delete your files, but you'll have to reinstall all of your programs after running a repair install. If there is any data you absolutely cannot live without, use the method above for making a live Linux CD and copying files to a USB drive.

Hope it helps,

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Computer: Windows XP home edition - Service Pack 1 -- Compaq
When the windows loading screen comes up, the bar loads for a while, then a blue screen come up that lasts for less than a second. The computer proceeds to reboot. I cannot see the Blue Screen for the error. Can anybody help?

Edit : I can get into MSDOS, but not Safemode. I can get to the safemode scree, but it restarts if you select anything. Also, if I use the boot disk, it will ask me for an administrative password. I do not have one, and when I just press enter, an error message comes up.

Answer:Computers restarts while booting.

well the only thing i had a computer where it just worked so slow and then it would do the same thing but it would just say it had a error and needed to restart, but the problem was it had a bad stick of ram cuz i had a gig in there and one was bad or something but i took one out and it worked so if you have two stickes in there you might wanna try to take one out and see if it would work that way

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Hi, I hope this is in the correct thread. It seemed to me to be either a problem with my motherboard or my PSU but I may be mistaken.

Recently I had been having trouble with my mouse (it was old and wouldn't go left easily) so I put in a new (well, actually old =P) mouse in the PS2 port. Since I had to restart in order to get it to work, I did so. From here the computer started issues.

Every time the computer starts, it does POST fine. It goes to the Operating System selection screen. For some reason, I cannot use the keyboard to stop the timer, choose which to boot to, or go to advanced options. However, during POST I could get to the BIOS (Del key) without issues. After the timer stops in which it should then boot to XP, the computer restarts and repeats this process.

I had lightning storms close before this happened, but I use a surge protector.

Is my PSU dying?

Any ideas why this is happening? How can I resolve this issue?

Answer:Computer not booting, restarts


Did you remember to uninstall the old mouse and drivers from the device manager first? Sounds like you didnt since it is causing conflict with the new mouse.

Put the old mouse back in. Go to the Device Manager. Start>Right click on My Computer>Manage>device manager.

From here expand the mouse options and choose to uninstall. Then since you wont have a mouse anymore use the keyboard to shut down. Then replace the mouse and see what happens.


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am using winxp I format my PC 4 days ago.. And use netconnection through mobile 2 days ago.. Now my PC restarts automatically when boot.. It boots until welcome message will be displayed and restarts again.. What i will do... Please help me to get solution..

Answer:My PC restarts automatically when booting

When you turn your computer on start tapping the F8 key -Turn automatic restart off.If when you restart again you get a blue screen, write the error down and message, reply back for others to help.You can also take the error and message to Microsoft Knowledge Base ---------------------------------------------------Another Microsoft help location is. using the F8 key, you can try- Last known good configuration.

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Hi guys,

I wanted to upgrade XP to 7, I've upgraded it partially when in XP. So now XP is no more, and I only have to boot from the DVD.

But now I have the problem:
Every time I insert the Windows 7 DVD the pc says
"Press any key to boot from CD or DVD..." (as normal),
When I've pressed the any key, the PC does absolutely nothing and just restarts.

After that, I fiddled around in my BIOS, "turned a few switches", made a copy on a fresh DVD. Now when I insert the DVD, the PC says:

Press any key to boot from CD or DVD...
When I've pressed the any key the PC says:
Press any key to boot from CD or DVD...
When I've pressed the any key the PC does absolutely nothing, no reboot, no loading, no next screen, no nothing, altough the underscore flashes trougout the whole time.

I've cleaned the pc from the inside, (with a vacuumcleaner), opened the CD/DVD player, blowed air in it so the dust could come out... Nothing works...

Could someone please tell what's wrong?
Is it the DVD? Is it the DVD-player? Is it the motherboard? Is it because my keyboard does not have the any key? Is het something wrong with my BIOS settings?

Answer:[Urgent] PC restarts after booting from DVD

Just to confirm, the original DVD you tried is a real original Microsoft windows 7 DVD and not a copy?

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Well, my father told me this all started after he clicked yes on an error message that he had always pressed no on...he couldn't remember what the message said.
I'm running Windows XP.

So after pushing power, the computer passes POST, then goes to a screen saying Windows can not start normally and gives an option of going into Safe mode, trying to start normally, etc.
If I select start normally, it goes to the black Windows Startup screen, showing a progress bar, then the screen goes black as if it's going to go to the blue welcome screen then just restarts, with the same loop over and over.

In safe mode, it says what drivers it's loading, then quickly does a blue screen (too quick to read), then restarts.

Do you guys think this is a software problem? Is there any way to fix it without reinstalling Windows?


Answer:Windows restarts right after booting

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I'm having a panic attack. I uninstalled bitdefender trial, as I was not pleased with it, and was going to go back to Panda AV. I rebooted my W7 machine, and it forced itself into safe mode, and the kind of safe mode that the wifi doesn't work. And I tried & tried to make the Windows 7 start windows normally, but it keeps going back to the same safe mode.

Am I kind of screwed here in this situation?

Answer:Windows 7 suddenly starts booting into Safe Mode always

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I have a Dell XPS 410 running windows xp and every time i try to turn on the computer it shows the Windows XP logo as if it is about to boot but then the screen goes blank and the power button on the monitor turns orange. Moving the mouse or typing on the keyboard both fail to yield any change. I have had this problem with several monitors I have tried plugging into this computer that work fine on every other computer.

I have been trying to figure this out forever so hopefully someone can help!


Answer:Dell XPS starts booting windows but goes into sleep mode

Can you boot into Safe Mode ?

This is a desktop, right ?

This could be malware.

Did anything significant happen just before the problem ?

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I have a Dell XPS 410 running windows xp and every time i try to turn on the computer it shows the Windows XP logo as if it is about to boot but then the screen goes blank and the power button on the monitor turns orange. Moving the mouse or typing on the keyboard both fail to yield any change. I have had this problem with several monitors I have tried plugging into this computer that work fine on every other computer.

I have been trying to figure this out forever so hopefully someone can help!


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Hi,I have a Dell XPS 410 running windows xp and every time i try to turn on the computer it shows the Windows XP logo as if it is about to boot but then the screen goes blank and the power button on the monitor turns orange. Moving the mouse or typing on the keyboard both fail to yield any change. I have had this problem with several monitors I have tried plugging into this computer that work fine on every other computer.I have been trying to figure this out forever so hopefully someone can help!Adam

Answer:Dell XPS starts booting windows but goes into sleep mode

Did you try Safe Mode?

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I am currently having a problem.This all started about a month ago when I decided to get a new computer.  I got a Biostar GF7050V-M7 SE motherboard and a Intel 9300 processor as a package deal.  I also got 2 sticks 2 GB ram and a Geforce 8800GT video card.  I got everything together, installed it in my old case, and it worked beautifully, for about 3 hours.My computer then randomly reset.  At first I thought it was the memory, but the memory check turned up clean.   The next time it reset I let windows do the little problem report thing.  The error it gave me said that my motherboard did not support my processor, and this was causing crashes.  I found this odd because my motherboard and processor were sold as part of a package deal, but sure enough when I checked ( ) my CPU wasn't supported.  I sent an angry email to the company that sold the two together as a package, and they never got back to me (no surprise).So, I decided to buy another motherboard that would support my CPU, and I bought the Biostar G31-M7 TE ( ).  Its basically the same thing as my last motherboard in that it takes the same ram, video card, etc.  The only difference is that this one would support the Intel 9300 processor.After waiting a week for delivery, I uninstalled my old motherboard, put it back in the box, and insta... Read more

Answer:Computer not booting properly

Even if the fans ect do work it is still possible that it is the power supply. Is the memory right for the board?Have you tried using only the basic components,cpu, heatsink with fan,v card hooked up to monitor,1 stick of ram, leaving your dvd cdrom ,floppy,power disconnected. with this basic component set up turn on & see if it posts.

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Help Needed
I installed windows 8
but after few days it started taking forever to load
furthermore i didnt like it too much
so when i formatted it and installed windows 7
it installed ok but at the end of installation it gave
"logon personalization failed" error and when i tried booting from dvd an error comes which does not load win 7
now i have installed back win 8
but it is giving error failed \boot\bcd
can anyone tell me wats this error
and how to fix it

Answer:Windows 8 not booting up properly

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My computer has had the power randomly shut off while running by mistake and soon after this happened my computer started freezing and the image would go pixelated and the sound would make a sound i would describe as a digital screech the pixel would jump around. I Shut down my computer manually after it did it that last time and now my windows wont boot properly, sometimes it freezes at the windows booting scroll thing and sometimes it passes that and freezes at the black screen right after it. Im looking for some ideas on how this can be fixed any help would be appreciated. Also i know little about computers so steps on how to do things would be nice

Answer:Windows not Booting properly

These instructions, may get you to boot and then solve the problem

If you create a recovery DVD, you may be able to boot to recovery options
Create Recovery DVD.
Hard Disc Controller must be set to IDE in BIOS and Bios must be set to boot from the CD Boot Priority - Change

The Vista recovery disk is used to boot Vista when it won't boot - to run Startup Repair, System Restore, access a Command Line, Recover using a Vista Backup Image, etc.
System Recovery Options. Choose an option tht will not cause you to lose your stuff.

If Vista will not start now, boot the Recovery CD to run Startup Repair which automates System Restore as well as numerous other tests including System File Checker which can repair system files which are not corrupted beyond repair.

If Vista still will not start, try booting into Safe Mode to run sfc /scannow to repair System files.
Special Thanks Given to Seven Forums.

Below is a bulletin distributed by MS to explain the start up procedure when Windows will not boot.
Startup Repair. Startup Repair is a Windows recovery tool that can fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files, that might prevent Windows from starting. Startup Repair is located on the System Recovery Options menu, which is on the Windows Vista installation disc. If your computer has preinstalled recovery options, it might also be stored on your computer's hard disk. For more information, see Startup Repair: frequently asked questions and... Read more

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My 2 yr old some how restored my system to the factory default settings. I went through a registration form on the initial reboot and windows reloaded. After that I have not been able to simply reboot. The system will come up the "Windows is loading" screen and where it should go to the screen to select the user, the monitor goes "dead" like it is turned on and the computer is not. But the computer is still running. I have been able to get to the prompt screen where you can get into safe mode. I selected enable vga mode, and that is how I was able to get windows to load. Can anyone help me? I am just lost.

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My 2 yr old some how restored my system to the factory default settings. I went through a registration form on the initial reboot and windows reloaded. After that I have not been able to simply reboot. The system will come up the "Windows is loading" screen and where it should go to the screen to select the user, the monitor goes "dead" like it is turned on and the computer is not. But the computer is still running. I have been able to get to the prompt screen where you can get into safe mode. I selected enable vga mode, and that is how I was able to get windows to load. Can anyone help me? I am just lost.

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Attached is HJT log. Can anyone help me please?

Thanks. Rich

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:46:30 PM, on 2/12/06
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

Answer:Computer not booting properly

I have sacnned using McAfee, Spybot, Ad-Aware, Registry Scanner, AOL Spyware and others. Nothing doing. Attached is my HJT log. I still get error messages when booting. I have to rapidly click on AOL or another program to get my computer to boot. Otherwise, I get two error messages and then Ctrl_Alt_Del to reset. Sometimes it takes two or three times before I can access my 'puter. Any help would be appreciated. It must be in the registry. Otherwise, time to get rid of my 5 year old Win98 machine...

Thanks. Rich

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The computer worked fine for a while, until I decided to install a couple of games. I'm not sure when [It's been less than a week], but the computer decided to start acting up. The power switch is usually turned off, and when I turned it on, then pushed the power button on the computer, it loaded the BIOS screen, then the moniter turned a green colour, then grey and stayed that way until I restarted the computer. The next time I booted up the computer, it loaded the BIOS screen, the Windows XP loading screen, then turned green again. I restarted the computer and it booted successfully. The next day, I turned the power switch on, and pressed the power button on the computer, it started booting up, although I noticed there was a delayed amount of time before the motherboard gave a beep, but the moniter stayed black. I restarted, but once again, it just beeped after a while and the moniter stayed black. I turned off the power switch [I know it's bad to do that to a computer while it's powered on, but I had no choice], then turned it on and it successfully booted. Every day since then, the same problems have occurred, and I have had to turn the power switch off then on multipe times for the computer to start successfully. Sometimes it successfully boots until the desktop, but then freezes. Today, when I tried to turn it on, it got to the desktop then froze, and after that refused to boot properly anymore. The computer boots, but the moniter stays black. Restarting does not work, ... Read more

Answer:Computer not booting properly

When you say your computer boots, do you just mean it's powering on, or can you actually hear your computer starting? (The beep from the PC speaker, the hard drive 'clicking' as Windows loads, etc.)
It sounds to me like your graphics card's damaged, and you may need to replace it, although this isn't necessarily the case,

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My computer has been having a problem with booting for some time now, originally it would start to boot, get past the processor screen, then go to a blank page with a blinking cursor in the top left. for a while i put up with it, because i could just restart my computer several times and after a while it would finally boot properly. but now im sick of it and trying to fix it.

I tried clearing the CMOS, and making sure my hard drive was the first boot priority, but that only made it so that instead of having a blinking cursor, it is just a completely blank screen. i also tried setting it to boot in optimal default settings but that didnt help either. my computer is fairly old, and i dont know too much about it anymore, since i stopped using it oringinally because of the problem. but now with the release date of diablo 3 approaching, im trying to get it working like a normal machine again.

Im running windows XP service pack 2, with a 2.93 processor, 1.5 gigs of ram, graphics card is a nvidia 8500 GT 512 ddr2 thats just what i can find easily, if needed i can figure out more about it. but any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Computer not booting properly

Hi and welcome to TSF have you tried doing this How-to repair Windows XP - Geeks to Go Forums please read it carefully

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I tried searching for an answer to this in the forums before posting, and didn't see anything that gave me a solution. If I do make a duplicate, sorry in advance.

Have an IBM NetVista model 8310, was using to ghost images for similar machine sin one of our labs, and the imaged machines run just fine. Tried the original machine, and suddenly it gave the "Sorry for the inconvenience" screen. So I tried ALL options on that page, Enter Windows Normal, Safe Mode, Last Known Good....etc, and each time, it starts to move on, but then reboots, and comes right back to this screen.

Windows repair didn't work. Tried a different hard drive with a known good image....same result.

I am at a loss. Is this a software or a hardware issue?

Any advice/help is appreciated as always.

Answer:Computer not booting properly

Tried a different hard drive with a known good image....same result.Click to expand...

Would sound like a hardware issue ....anything from ram to ide cables the case and see what might be loose or burnt ...and also maybe the power supply.

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I have a Westinghouse LCM - 22w2
100-204w 60060 ghz
I have had this monitor for about 8 years and now it seems to be having problems booting up. When I turn on the computer the primary monitor boots just fine and works, by me secondary monitor remains black.
It is getting power, because I can switch it to video or svide0, but D-Sub remains black.
Now I have to turn it on and off many many times in order for it to finally work properly.

Any idea on what is causing the communication error from the CPU to the secondary monitor?
I already replaced the cable which is tested on my other monitor(Works fine).


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So I've had this new PC for a couple months or so, it was built by a relable friend and it runs well.
Recently it keeps getting static build up on the motherboard, preventing it from booting and I need to have it unplugged for half hour before I can use it.

However, now it does not boot up, it will power up, the light is on, yet theres no display on the screen. It sounds a series of beeps, must be about 6or 7 beeps and then nothing. I can press the power button again and it will switch off straight away, like it does pre windows booting.

I don't have onboard graphics so I can't boot from that, but I'm not sure what to do.

Would you be able to give some advice and things I could try?

I'm on Windows 7 ultimate, not sure if that helps.

Many thanks for your time.

Answer:Computer not booting up properly!

static build?????....... dude I have no idea what that means but im willing to bet that you're mobo is friend.

Do you have the mother board manual, it will tell you what the beeps mean

what motherboard do you have?

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So just to get this out there, i already know that it is caused by a hardware problem. The reason why is because this started happening after i replaced my case and psu.

Here is a video i made about the problem YouTube - HELP! Windows 7 Not Booting Up!

And just to let everyone know, i dont have the repairs disks that came with my computer and i dont have a recovery image.

Could someone please help me figure out why it is not booting?

Answer:Windows 7 Not Booting Properly

I think your hard driver is the problem or you installed something that had virus on it and removed your win files.

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Having some trouble trying to remove some malware as I have already did a scan on malwarebytes and it found 10 objects infected but when i said to remove selected it said it could not remove them. Now when I boot up the computer and click on the user name eg. "family" it says it is loading settings but freezes at this point. Here is the log:

Registry Keys Infected: 6
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 3
Folders Infected: 1
Files Infected: 4

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\{19127ad2-394b-70f5-c650-b97867baa1f7} (Backdoor.Bot) -> No action taken.
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\{43bf8cd1-c5d5-2230-7bb2-98f22c2b7dc6} (Backdoor.Bot) -> No action taken.
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\{494e6cec-7483-a4ee-0938-895519a84bc7} (Backdoor.Bot) -> No action taken.
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\{19127ad2-394b-70f5-c650-b97867baa1f7} (Backdoor.Bot) -> No action taken.
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\{43bf8cd1-c5d5-2230-7bb2-98f22c2b7dc6} (Back... Read more

Answer:Windows not booting properly

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic, a description of your computer issues, and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Orange Blossom

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Hi guys,
Just tried installing Windows 10, I got through all the first part where it said it was copying my files and installing the os.
I then got a blank screen for about half an hour solid so I thought it would be a problem with my machine so I powered it down and turned it back on.. It now goes past my boot menu, loads the windows icon with the spinning loading thing then goes to a black screen for a few seconds and then restarts... its been doing this continuously for over an hour now and I've tried to fix it by going into the bios, exiting and then running pc diagnosis through the windows 10 help/reset thing. It can't find any problems and just tells me to shut down my computer and hey Ho, the same thing occurs.. This is really annoying me now because I don't know whether or not my laptop is **ed because I'm not sure what to do..
I've tried putting windows 10 onto a USB flash drive and booting from that but my laptop isn't registering it..
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,

Answer:Windows 10 not booting up properly..

This is SO MUCH like the problems I had with my Acer E15 1tb intel N3530 laptop!!! DITCH WINDOWS 10!!! and go back to the original W8.1 operating system!! the problem is that NO_ONE on here KNOWS what the answer is to this problem!! GET RID OF W10!!! its really not worth the effort!! your laptop will jam up COMPLETELY soon and you will HAVE to go back to the origin factory settings!!! I got told off for being SO FURIOUS in my description of this heap of grit (you know what I mean!!!???) have to put PC Politically correct namby pamby words to satisfy the BRIGADE of anal retents on here who only pick and tear apart a VALID AND LEGITIMATE post!!! Latpopdunce

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General Specs :
MOBO - Intel (Essex) Pentium 4 - 2.4 GHz [Part #2516241]
Storage ? Western Digital Caviar SE 160GB -
Video Card - NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti4200 128-MB AGP Graphics Card [Part #6002247]
Memory - MEM DDR 512MB PC266B 32X8 R0 [Part #5000584]
160-Watt Power Supply
I turned my computer on and no video. I had tried to add more memory but I didnt get right one so i replaced old one. I thought it would all return to normal but nope. There is no video. First thing i did was tried the Ti4200 on my old dell and it works fine, so than I tried video card from the dell but still no video. Asked some folks they told me reset bios,onboard video, make sure ram is snapped in, and wires are all connected but no video. I mean all three keyboard lights flash green, power button is green, MOFO light is green, light on PSU is green, fans all work, what am I missing guys?

Answer:PC booting properly but no video

What do you see in the Device Manager... any red, gray, or yellow flags?

Start->Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device Manager

If no flags, i would remove the install, reboot, and reinstall.

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My friend has given me a computer to look at, but I am not any kind of expert. I thought he just wanted me to clean it up, but it will not load Windows. It keeps restarting. I have tried choosing safe mode, last good config., normal, EVERYTHING! I'm just keep going around in circles (literally).

I tried hitting F10/R b/c there wasn't any other options, but it only gets to 51% and then says:

"Failed to create user partition, we can create the partition via the stored DPT data by the first recovery process." NOTE: This will cause DATA LOSS if you have made any partition operation after the PC is shipped to you. By clicking 'OK' we will perform this dangerous operation. If you are not sure, please click 'CANCEL' to stop the recovery process."

He doesn't care about any files on the computer, so if anyone has any ideas please share!! FYI: I do not have a disk to just simply reinstall Windows

Answer:XP not booting properly in any mode!

If you can get to the safe boot menu and choose the option 'disable automatic restart on system failure' you'll get an error code or blue screen. It appears that you've initiated the system recovery that has fail without completing. That said if you can find a hardware problem such as bad ram or a bum psu you should be able to change the part and then hopefully the system recovery process will complete. First you'll want to rule out the memory and HDD, you can do this with this image burnt to disc with IMGBurn. Ultimate Boot CD - Download the UBCD
Boot from this disc and test the RAM and HDD if either fail you know your problem. If this is a desktop, before you spend time download and testing, open up the case and inspect the motherboard for burnt or swollen capacitors. It a quick thing to do and since the computer is older (I am guessing it is since it's got xp) it's a real possibility. If there's no hardware problem, you'll most likely need a xp disc to fox the problem. Post the computer specs next time you post.

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Well, I tried starting up one computer with Windows XP SP1. Everything was fine until after the Windows XP loading screen. After that screen, it just turned completely blank. You can tell Windows XP is loading up in the background because all the keyboard lights, fingerprint scanner, etc. we're all activated. I can also see the processor working. What's the problem? How can it be fixed?

The computer I'm using now is about 15 years old. So, you can see why I need it fixed.

Important information:

I tried booting in safe mode, but it just lists a bunch of Windows system files. After that, it reboots itself.
I do not have a startup/recovery disk because it's a different computer that we didn't use
Unfortunately, I do not have the Windows XP disc with me. I only have a Windows 98 Second Edition disc (for the computer being used now.)
I'm thinking that re-installing Windows won't work as it may be a graphics card problem/driver problem (but I'm not sure).
This all seemed to happen after one shut down. When I started it up again, this problem occured. I did not do anything different to it.
I tried the "Last Configuration that worked" option, but the same thing happened
Before this happened, everything was all laggy. I managed to fix it. After a few bootups after I fixed it, the problem occured.
I cannot update to SP3 because I do not have access to Windows to install it.
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Answer:Windows XP not booting up properly...

Hi Killerred005 and welcome to TSF !

If you can't boot in safe mode with command prompt to run a check disk you'll need to borrow a retail XP CD or wait till you can get yours. Enter the BIOS at startup, change the boot order priority to CD-rom first, press enter to boot from the XP CD when prompted to do so, press 'R' to access the recovery console, if needed select your installation of windows and enter the admin password (press enter if left blank) and from the c:\windows\ command prompt type chkdsk c: /R. Tell us if it found any errors on the drive and retry to start in safe mode.

Please give us more informations about your system specs. If this is some brand computer then give us the brand and model, else look at the posting system specs link in my sig. What's the motherboard, video card and power supply ?

Open the computer case and check that there's no dust on the fans and heatsinks. Check that all fans are spinning. Enter the BIOS at startup and look for the hardware monitor or pc health status screen. Report your temps, fan speeds and voltages.

Unhook all external and unneeded devices, use a PS/2 mouse and keyboard, revert to the integrated video if available (remove the dedicated video card and change the setting in the BIOS accordingly), leave only the system drive and retry to start in safe mode.

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When I turn my laptop on (MSI A6200, Windows 7) it goes through the bootup process, and when my desktop should come up, the screen is black except for my cursor.

I have tried starting my computer in safe mode. It goes through all my files, says please wait for a few minutes and then restarts the computer normally and back to the black cursor screen.

If doing a system restore with the disc is an option, I may be able to do that later in the day.

Is there an easy way to fix this or will have to send it out for repair?

Answer:My computer is not booting properly...

The best option here is to try using the win7 boot cd and do a recovery either using the recovery console or do an in-place re-install of win7. What I mean by that it is like re-imaging your machine by, re-installing the operating system only, and installing it where the current/corrupt operating system is. By doing this, this solves almost any windows issue as long as its not hardware related (i.e Hard drive failure, etc..)

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i've been having a problem with booting my Aspire z3-105. When I try to start up the computer, It beeps 3 times, pauses for a second, then beeps 3 more times, and the computer doesn't boot. Can't get into the BIOS either. I've had the problem in the past before, but usually I can just reboot the computer, and it starts up fine, but now it doesn't. Anyone have any ideas on what the problem is, and how to fix it?

Answer:Aspire z3-105 not booting properly

Does anyone know, or can atleast direct me to a thread that has the answer? Because I still can't really find anyting.

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all i get is the fan coming on and no power to the screen and its getting a bit annoying now as was working fine b4 we got talk talk dont have a clue on what it could be any clues anyone

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hi my pc has recently started getting this problem where it doesnt boot up properly. sometimes it goes to the login screen, but then it just freezes, i can move the mouse cursor, but i cant click anything and the screen is frozen. this morning it wouldnt even get to the login screen, it went up the the windows xp loading screen then it went black and just froze. the only way i have been able to use it is by having to keep rebooting the pc via holding the power button down to restart it and hoping that it will work. can anyone plz help me with this problem as i dont have the slightest clue to what could be causing it.

Answer:computer not booting up properly sometimes

Is it always at the login screen the comp freezes? Did you scan your computer for malware? Please post your system specifications.


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Hello All, Earlier on today my computer froze up so I decided to reboot, when I tried to reboot my computer would light up (fans would spin inside, lights on the case would light up) but my monitor (no signal being broadcasted), mouse and keyboard are not working (my keyboard isn't a USB one)

After a little time searching I came across a few suggestions, after a little more further reading I gauged that something is wrong with either; My PSU, Mobo, Processor or Memory. I made sure the inside of my computer was dust free and removed my RAM sticks and rubbed a rubber on the golden part of the sticks at the bottom (this was suggested in numerous posts). Unfortunately my computer still wasn't able to boot properly. Now im very dubious to send my pc in to a repair guy because I already know that something is wrong with one of the above, I'm guessing either my PSU or Processor have died. However the fan inside my PSU is still spinning and the fans that are plugged into my PSU are also spinning when I boot. Now I'm not taking this as gospel that my PSU is definitely working so I would like to know if there is any way to test if either of my components are working? and also maybe suggestions as to other causes to my problem?.

I was reading about a way to remotely boot my PSU using a paper clip but I really don't fancy risking a 500w electric shock .

I will provide specs of my PC if somebody thinks that this is necasarry.

Thanks a bunch


Answer:Computer Not Booting Properly

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When I tried to restart my computer the last 3- times Windows failed to boot up and I was left wtih a blackscreen. I had manually turn my computer off/on which gave me an option to 'Use last settings to run Windows that worked' or something like that.

HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 07:38, on 3/11/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Apps\overclocking shat\CPUCooL\CooLSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Network Adapter with SpeedBooster\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Network Adapter with SpeedBooster\WMP54GSv1_1.exe
C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TSVNCache.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
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Answer:Windows not booting properly

up we go

On many further reboots the problem still persists.

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im putting a pc together nothing special, its all connected rightly i think, i turned it on and begins to boot, but on the boot screen where it detects the hard drive it sayswait...primary master detected st3845778and thats where the screen staysany ideas cheers

Answer:computer not booting up properly

is the drive? Is it a SATA drive?Have you set the jumper as Master or Slave?Which motherboard are you using?

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Hi, guys! Recently, my computer has been acting up. I've had it for 5-6 years so I wouldn't be surprised if the problem is just due to the age of my computer. But recently when logging into the desktop, the computer would sometimes hang on me. The cursor would freeze and the whole system locked up and stayed that way, so I would have to manually reboot the computer by holding down the power switch and then everything worked as normal.

A few days ago, when logging in, the computer suddenly shut down and started beeping. As in the monitor went blank and a message came up saying NO VIDEO INPUT. Today, everything seemed to power up as normal, but then the BSOD appeared, but this time, the crash dump failed. Now I can't log in at all. I can only get as far as the welcome screen until it either shuts off and starts beeping or a crash dump ocurs and fails.

I tried starting up in safe mode and I managed to get the desktop, but as soon as I opened my Internet browser, the same thing happens.

Is it just that my computer is old, or is there another problem?

Any help would be appreciated!

Answer:Computer not booting properly

Uploading to following information will help us to assist you.
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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I'm running windows XP SP3 on a HP PC. The computer was switched off while running during a power cut last week and now won't boot properly.

It loads as normal up to the desktop background but nothing else loads, the desktop is blank with no tray or icons, the only thing that runs is task manager if I press ctrl-alt-del. I've used task manager to run chkdsk and system file checker but this hasn't helped.

I've tried booting into safe mode but the same happens - it loads to a point but nothing other than blank desktop background appears. The same happens when I booted into ''last known good configuration'', and safe mode with networking.

I purchased the PC from PC world and didn't get any repair/reinstall CD's. There is an image of the factory settings saved on the hard drive that is supposed to be used to reformat/reinstall by pressing F10 to get into system recovery but I can't access this now either, when I press F10 it takes me to the safe mode options that ive already tried.

I've ordered the recovery disks from HP, waiting for them to arrive but they are SP2, I have since upgraded to XP3. Is it possible to run a repair install with SP2 disks or would I need to uninstall SP3 first? How would I uninstall SP3 when I can't boot properly? Is there any other way of fixing/checking the system if all i can access is the task manager?

Any help/advice would be much appreciated.


Answer:Windows XP not booting properly

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my pc  takes   3  to 4  attempts to bootwhat could be  the  problem

Answer:Booting problem and automatic restarts

Why don't you provide us with some more information?

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I have a problem with my computer, its been happening for about 2 weeks, and now its just gotten really bad. When i turn my computer on, it begins to POST, goes on and starts to load up windows, and just before i get into the login screen, my computer restarts by itself, and it contiues to do this over and over again.

I am able to access my BIOS, and my harddrive is detected, and I havent installed any new hardware/software lately, just hoping some of you computer experts can help me out, and figure out what the problem might be???

thanx, apperciate any your input

Answer:Solved: Computer Restarts itself when first booting up???

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Hi I am fairly new here and I have been having major issue's with my PC here is the problem:

Ok so basically when I switch my power on it will instantly turn off from 1-10 seconds
the time is random, sometimes I get to windows loading screen, sometimes I don't.
This repeats from 1-100 times until it finally becomes stable and stays on.
However sometimes it will stay on completely such as right now, the only reason I am posting this topic is because my PC has stayed on, tomorrow might be a different story.

The problem accrued around 1 month ago, my PC would do this problem exactly but would only need to restart 2 times, rather than a random amount of times until it works.

Things I have tried, or done to help the situation:
I have a graphics card which has been replaced, the problem persisted with both of them which leads me to believe its not that.

I have 4 Ram slots, 3 off which are used and 1 ram was recently installed, but again the problem persisted before I bought the RAM.

I have reset my BIOS and I took out the battery for it to reset, the problem still accrued.

I formatted Windows, the problem still accrued.

The only thing I have not done is replace my PSU, the power cables ect.

While doing this process I did get a beep code which has now gone, but the beep code was 1 long 3 short (Asus motherboard) which apparently was (VGA Card) but I never touched the VGA Card to solve the problem....weird right?

My Question:
Has anyone ever had this kind of proble... Read more

Answer:PC Restarts 100 times before booting correctly

Go ahead and replace the power supply

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Im a freelance graphic designer. (not that its important, but it explains the events leading up to my problem) Last night while working in Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0. My computer froze and then proceeded to restart itself. This happend shortly after inserting a USB flash drive to retireve a image that I needed. Anyway, after the restart, the CPU displayed options such as start Windows in Safe Mode, Start Windows Normally, Last Known Good Configeration, etc... If any of the options were selected the process restarts again and again. Not even the Safe Mode Options or pressing F8 to access the advanced options would work. The farthest along I could get was the Windows XP Professionl logo with the loading bar below and then it restarts all over again. *Sigh*

I have been having other issues with my system as of late, such as audio lag when i play music (in itunes) or play video files. Now, I fear that the problem is to a point where I wont be able to save my design work, media, images, etc...Anyone out there have any advice???

Answer:Windows XP Restarts Unexpectedly When Booting

I had something similar to this happen to one of my XP Installations b4.I had to Reinstall the OS to fix it, also if your harddrive is "on it's last leg" that could be part of or the entire problem, another would be your PSU, could even be your ram.Can you list your specs?

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Sir/Madam,My system restarts after the completion of booting..I can enter through safe mode.But while normal mode it shos above problem.Please help me in this matter..Thanks in advance.Kevin

Answer:my system restarts after completion of booting

We need to know more about the computer in order to assist you. Please read the thread below.,33323.0.htmlWe also need to know when this started and what happened prior to this?Installed any software/hardware recently?

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Hi allI have a problem with W540. Each time i power it on, it starts loading, passes the thinkpad screen and then just restarts again. But this second time it boots up ok. Windows 10 start and everything works normal. It hapens also when waking up from sleep and hybernate. It starts to ware up, then reboots itself. This way I can't put computer to sleep or hybernate. I ran the Lenovo Solution Center tests and everything is fine (green) except motherboard PCI/PCI-e test (has red status). However whole motherboard test group reports OK status. I don't see any more details. Could it be win 10 problem or something with hardware?

Answer:W540 restarts each time when booting up

Look in the event log to see if there is a device that throws an error on shutdown.

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Hello again! I hope this is the right forum I believe it is because it sounds more like a hardware issue than an OS problem.

My computer recently started to get more screwed up (over the past week to be specific). When I turned my computer off for the night, I would boot it up the next day and it wouldn't boot properly. Blue screens and all that. So I kept rebooting until it worked and when it did work, it worked fine, until I turned it off. This same problem happened for about 4 days until now, my computer shuts off.

After the mobo and all that boots, it asks how I'd like to boot (safe mode or normal boot) then the load bar finishes, and THEN this is where the problem happens. My cursor appears for about a second then my computer just shuts off then reboots. This process keeps going and going until I manually turn it off.

To add insult to injury, when I try to boot into safe mode, my monitor says "Input Not Supported." It's an Acer V193w LCD monitor.

To further add problems, when I put in my Windows Vista disc to run the repair tool (out of hope it will at least let me boot into safe mode or something), either 3 things happen:

1) It says "Windows is loading files...", fills up and then freezes.
2) It loads properly then reboots.
3) I get this screen asking if I want to use the Memory Diagnostic Tool or I can pick "Windows Setup [something Enabled]". I click Windows Setup then I get the loading white bar again, but this time... Read more

Answer:Computer restarts while booting into Vista

From here: DO

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This problem started about a week and a half ago.  I don't remember installing anything new, but that doesn't mean that I didn't...bad memory.  I was having trouble closing tabs in Internet Explorer immediately before this started happening.  I would attempt to close a tab and it would freeze the screen for a few minutes.  I didn't have a problem closing the whole window.After rebooting, my computer gets to the desktop and immediately restarts.My specs are:Windows XP Service Pack 2Internet Explorer 7Gateway computerI can start the computer in safe mode without it rebooting.  The FAQ section said that this means it is a software problem.  I'm decent with computers, but I have no experience troubleshooting software.I would be grateful for any help.  Let me know if you need more info as well.

Answer:my computer restarts after completion of booting

Do you have Windows XP CD?

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Today I reinstalled Windows XP Pro on a computer. The process went fine until I restarted the computer. Now the computer will boot up until the Welcome screen then automatically restarts. What could cause this?

Answer:Computer restarts after booting Windows XP Pro

Clean install...or just a reinstall over whatever was there before...hoping that a reinstall would fix whatever was wrong?

Why the urge to reinstall?


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I have a black screen when booting. The fan starts, the wireless light glows orange.  I've read several solutions, tried with no progress: hard resets, connecting to external monitor (no signal), reseating memory chips, removing hard drive Anyone with an inspired suggestion?

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Alright folks i got a serious problem here, after a couple of hours from being shut down my desktop computer running windows vista home premium 32-bit edition, will just start booting all on its own. i dont know where to start to fix this problem. I have run a virus scan using AVG and till no luck with fixing this problem. So far this has occurred 3 times now. If anyone knows how to fix this problem please let me know.

Answer:Windows Vista Home Premium Randomly Starts Booting

Hi Dragunfli

I have never heard of this before, however the experiences of others says its either a faulty power supply unit or switch. There is a sticky available here Power Supply Information and Selection that will assist you when choosing. Be careful when attempting to test, or otherwise play with such devices, as the voltages and current that they can put into your body can kill. Anyway, good luck!

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I have a black screen when booting. The fan starts, the wireless light glows orange.  I've read several solutions, tried with no progress: hard resets, connecting to external monitor (no signal), reseating memory chips, removing hard drive Anyone with an inspired suggestion? 

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I recently upgraded my CPU and RAM, ever since my PC is booting slow, takes like 5min. That wasnt a big deal as when it did boot it worked pefectly, but now it hangs when booted, internet doesent work intirely and i cant uninstall programs.

Pc specs:
Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
Cpu amd phenom II 4x 64bit 3.1Ghz
Ram 1x 4gb corsair vengence 1600Mhz
Mb asrock ucc something :)
Hdd 1x 500gb WD caviar black
External hdd WD essentials 1000gb
Gpu Ati radeon hd 4xxx series

I would also like to get unlock core working, when i turn UCC on i get BOSD. Both mb and cpu work.

Need help!

Answer:PC booting slow and not running properly


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My computer is currently set up to dual boot between Windows 7 and Windows XP. I mainly use the XP partition as storage, while I run the Windows 7 partition most of the time. The version of Windows 7 that is currently installed is an RC version (Build 7127).

I recently decided that it was time to upgrade to the full version of Windows 7 (32-bit, to keep things simple). The operating system installed with no apparent errors, until I tried selecting Windows 7 from the Windows Boot Manager at start-up. The Windows XP partition (listed as Earlier Version of Windows) still works, but the Windows 7 partition gives an error (Status: 0xc0000225). The info it gives is: "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible". The given error has something to do with asking me to unplug anything I had recently plugged into the computer (USB device/MP3 player), but I haven't plugged anything in, so that led me to believe it was a driver problem. However, it seems odd that the RC version of Windows 7 works, while the final version does not. So, I re-installed the RC version so I could use the computer again (the XP partition has driver problems that cause Very strange errors on the internet, so I prefer to not use it, but don't look into those errors too much... I only use that partition for storage now)

I tried reinstalling multiple times, and I tried using the Startup Recovery tool that's on the installation disk, but it couldn't detect any ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Not Booting Properly After Installation

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