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

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

Not long ago (a week and a half or so) I was playing Payday 2 and my computer froze, I turned off my computer to restart it and could not load my computer past a pre-loading windows black screen where the mouse was not showing. I then tried booting my computer in various ways (safe, with and without networking etc) and they worked, however I believe one of my drivers failing to load was the reason for my "Windows Normal" startup to fail. I eventually decided through, I then looked at using the system restore point function in order to hope for some success. The system restore function when I restored to; a week ago, two weeks ago, did not seem too alleviate my issue much, it did however allow me to load windows but almost immediately after using the machine for 2-5 minutes I would have a frozen screen again. I then eventually decided to just factory reset the machine out of desperation, the factory reset eventually happened successfully and I was able to load windows and login into my new user successfully, as I learnt that I had to reinstall my graphical drivers I then attempted to put in various CD's in in order to install these drivers, eventually when I figured out the order of CD's that I needed to install for my games to load properly, I then resumed my activities on my pc (such as gaming, browsing etc). 
Flash forward to the second factory reset, this one happened due to a very similar freezing problem yet again, and again I decided to turn off my computer in hope to simply reboot my machine, however this time the computer seemingly failed to monitor and my monitors light would blink red-off-red-off every few seconds with no obvious on the screen, every now and then my computer would successfully load and it would then crash in 2-5 minutes approx. when I would be using my machine. I again having exhausted my options (attempting to update drivers and booting in various ways and hoping for a miracle) decided to factory reset.. again. My second factory reset was alot easier because I knew how to install the drivers whereas compared to the many failed attempts of the first factory reset, all had been well up to the point that the same crashing problem as the reason for the second factory reset came up again, desiring to play games with my friend that afternoon I tediously factory reset to the same method that I had been doing, and installed my various games that I'd be playing and whatnot.
Fast forward to the issue at hand, this time whenever I turn on my computer i continually face the problem of my machine randomly deciding to load its programs up on the monitor, when It decides not to load, my machines lights and fans seem to physically load (my visual judgement) and the screen remains black despite seeing the "HDMI" tag load on the upper left of the screen and the power buttons red light blinking again. This is my first issue, my computer has become very unreliable and sometimes takes up-wards to 10 minutes to 40 minutes to successfully start If I am rebooting the machine. I have tried various methods of booting it up such as taking out the power leads for extended periods of time, or somewhat rapid on/off/on's and an attempt or two at doing this with my machines restart button. Sometimes the machine will load after any one of these options, and even just a simple on button press, the main issue with my ability to diagnose this issue is the somewhat random differences in the successes of my start ups. As mentioned in my earlier paragraphs where I had a similar problem on one of the earlier boots, this problem occurs on every 9/10 boots sometimes 30/31 boots. It is very difficult to get the start up interface/bios etc visually loading on the monitor. 
My second issue is that I have some 174 windows updates to complete due to having had to factory reset my machine, these updates decide to run whenever I turn off the machine through the windows menu which tells me that upon shutdown it will install the updates. The updates seem to install just fine on the shutdown of the machine (albeit it takes ages, but just once should be fine right?), however upon boot up (when it decides to eventually boot) my machine goes to a 0% update completion text against the typical windows background (not sure what it specifically says, but you all might be familiar with it, its what we all see after an update), the issue is that it fails and decides to revert the changes, thus sticking me in an endless loop of 2 hour shutdown updates and failed boot, and when it decides to boot it takes 10 minutes for it to decide that it wants to revert the update changes.
Pls send help
AMD FX6200 3.8Ghz 6 Cores (overclocked to 4.4Ghz)
16GB DDR3 1333Mhz Memory
1TB SATA Hard Disk Drive NCQ
ATI Radeon R7770 1G GDDR5 PCI-E Gaming Edition Graphics
Blu Ray Reader, Media Card Reader
Cookermaster Storm Enforcer Gamer Chassis with 600w Modular PSU
AMD 990x + 58950 Motherboard Chipset
802.11b/g/n Wifi Card
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I'm running Windows Vista on my laptop. I've had the machine for two years without any problems until recently (about a month ago).

Vista fails to boot 2 out of 3 times I start my machine (everyday it is like this). Also, it crashes once a day (not to a BSOD though). I often get error messages saying that host processes have stopped working. It crashed to a BSOD just after the boot up problem started (the same day).

I've tried system restore 3 times, but the system still seems to be very unstable.

I've attached the BSOD file package in a reply.

? OS - Vista SP1
? x86 (32-bit)
? What was original installed OS on system? Vista SP1
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? OEM
? Age of system (hardware) 2 years
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? 2 years. No.
? CPU - AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core QL-60 1.90 GHz
? Video Card - ATI Radeon 3100
? MotherBoard - ???
? Power Supply - brand & wattage Toshiba, 65 W

Answer:Vista fails to load 2 times out of 3, crashes regularly, host processes stop working

See Attached

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

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

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

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

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

Solutions that I've tried:

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

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

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

Here are my scan reports:

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

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


Please do the following:

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

Link 1
Link 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I recently built the system in my sig. It was all good. Bur recently i've been getting excessive long load times (hard drive not making any access sounds, sorta sitting idle) where it seems like the processor is stalled on something and sometimes it just stalls completely and XP sits at the load screen. Last night the only way I could get in was to hit F8 and load in debug mode (which for some reason worked completely).

Is there any way I can see what XP is stalling on.

1. I've run prime and memtest for 8 hours each and no failrues.
2. Temps are fine (35C/43C).

The system z00med at first...but something is pissing isn't right.


Answer:Windows XP with excessive load times or fails

what have you got in the registry for auto-start?

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Windows 8.1

I note that the boot log indicates that driver dxgkrnl.sys failed to load 4 (separate) times. It could be loaded 1 time an attempt in the middle of the failed ones.

Nevetheless the PC seems to work fine.

Is there anything that I should do or check in my PC?

Many thanks,


Answer:bootlog: dxgkrnl.sys fails to load 4 times

You could use something like RegScanner to see if it is being loaded from multiple locations in the Registry. From your log the first load seems to succeed. I would guess the failed loads would kick out right away since it's already loaded. Shouldn't slow down the boot much in that case.

If the "problem" is that hard to notice it may be safer not to fix it. If it starts to annoy that's another story.

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

Answer:update fails, SP1 install fails, troubleshooter fails

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

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

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A few weeks ago internet explorer started to act funny, sometime when I opened a new browser window it would freeze in the new window, but allowed me to continue using the previously opened windows. I had to open several new windows until suddenly one of them worked. Then, the whole browser started freezing at random times, specially when clickin on links or opening new windows or tabs. I was not able to close it and reopen, I had to kill the processes using task manager, and even then, many times it would freeze on the first window.I tried several antivirus (Trendmicro, AVG, FProt, Eset, Panda) some would report some infected files, others none. After disinfecting with Panda, the browser seemingly started working fine again, but it only lasted for less than a week. After that the problems became more annoying every day.The last straw was that sometimes when turning on the PC it would freeze right before loading the windows explorer, so I could only see the background of my screen. Usually I rebooted and it will work, but today I had to reboot about 5 times before it worked again.Any help will be greatly appreciated.Thanks. Gabriel.DDS.txt log:DDS (Ver_10-10-10.03) - NTFSx86 Run by Admin at 11:18:25.48 on Mon 10/11/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3070.1831 [GMT -6:00]AV: Panda Global Protection 2011 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {8BF935E7-731F-4115-B7A5-789FF5087595}FW: ... Read more

Answer:Slow/freezing browser, fails to load windows explorer often. Have to reboot several times.

Hi and welcome to the Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum,I am thcbytes and I am here to help you!I ask that you refrain from running tools other than those I suggest to you while I am cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Please perform all steps in the order received and do not proceed if you need clarification.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems please stop and tell me about it. When your computer is clean I will alert you of such. I will also provide you with detailed suggestions for prevention.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.After 5 days if your topic is not replied I we assume it has been abandoned and I will close it.I would also like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please be courteous and appreciative for the assistance provided!Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless ... Read more

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Hello again, I turned my computer on today and it froze many times during the boot up (usually at the boot screen although sometimes instantly) having finally gotten it to load in safe mode my antivirus refuses to work. I did a system restore and got my computer working agin in normal mode but the anti-virus still says "unable to connect to scanner" Is there something I can do to fix this? I daren't turn my computer off until I've scanned it for viruses.

I'm currently running WXP service pack 2 and the antivirus is bitdefender 8 free edition.

Answer:Computer Crashes And Antivirus Fails To Load, Please Help

I'd suggest uninstalling then reinstalling the AV. This might solve the problem.

Orange Blossom

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Hi, Recently Windows installed an update & restarted automatically after some time as the notebook was idle. Since then it has been having problems to boot. It shows me the "Windows XP" loading screen & then crashes after showing a glimpse of a blue (memory dump) screen. And when it starts again, it presents me with 5 options (Safe mode, Safe mode with Networking, Safe mode with command prompt, Last best know configuration & Start windows normally). But no matter option I choose, all them reach the same fate, windows crashes with the a blue screen. I tried to use the One Key Recovery button on the notebook, but it takes me through the same options which I mentioned earlier instead of helping me to bring back my notebook to the factory settings. Can anyone help pls? How can I make One Key Recovery to work and fix the problem? Can One key recovery be loaded from a USB drive? Cheers.

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17 to be exact so far today.

I have cleared the software dist. folder numerous times...ran wuauclt.exe/updatenow and everytime it fails.

Any ideas?


Answer:Windows Update Fails Numerous Times

Try creating the ISO then mount it and run setup.exe, see here:

Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums

Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums

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Been the same update for the past week or so,I don't use defender but it's annoying me because it keeps asking me to update but always fails.My hunch is the update is corrupted when it downloaded.Tried sfc /scannow it fixed some files,installed the latest Microsoft hotfix and still fails. Is there a way to delete the update and make it re-download because i think its corrupted and that's why it wont install or maybe it's another problem,unsure.Any suggestions and help is much appreciated.

Answer:Update fails multiple times Windows defender

Hello Miguel,

You might see if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to reset Windows Update may help.

Windows Update - Reset

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Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2158563)

Installation date: ‎10/‎1/‎2010 6:40 AM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 800B0100

Update type: Important

This update fails to install (automatic or manual update) with error code 800B0100. I have tried several times. I have also installed the System Update Readiness Tool and it didn't correct the issue.

Syetem: Intel Core i7, Win7 Pro x64

I opened a support ticket with Microsoft but thought I'd check here also.

Answer:[SOLVED] update fails... and fails... and fails

Hi -

Windows Update error 800B0100 = TRUST_E_NOSIGNATURE = A certificate chain processed, but terminated in a root certificate which is not trusted by the trust provider.

There may be a root security check issue. Try re-registering Wintrust.dll -
START | type cmd.exe | RIGHT-click on cmd.exe | "Run as Administrator" | paste -


regsvr32 Wintrust.dll /s

Check Windows Updates again =

Regards. . .



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I'm getting the following error/issues with my PC. Any immediate help would be greatly appreciated.
fyi ... I have attached the "minitools" output and mini "dmp". Thanks

1) All my windows - update fails (Config: xp Professional with Service Pack 3)

It says: A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed

2) System restore fails,
It says : System Restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer

3) Takes directly to ===> Windows/System32/DRVSTORE in blue while system reboot

Answer:All windows update fails system restore fails, DRVSTORE in blue while reboot

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next t... Read more

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

Win10 64bit
Gigabyte mobo

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

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

Can anyone offer any ideas? Thank you in advance.

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

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

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

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

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So, earlier today, everything was fine. My computer was working normally nothing was acting up. While unplugging my laptop from the wall I dropped it, but nothing appeared to be wrong. A little while later I restarted my computer and it worked fine for about a minute and then everything froze in windows explorer, nothing would work, folders wont open task manager never appears start menu wont come up, nothing.
I booted into safe mode and everything works fine through there, so I looked around online and one suggestion was to update my BIOS so I tried to update from Dells Inspiron 1420 A08 to the newer A10 BIOS version, trying that in safe mode failed so I tried to boot normally and quickly do whatever it told me, when I tried it wouldnt restart (and still refuses too, I have to shut it down manually outside of safe mode) it said it couldnt update the BIOS version because it couldnt locate the image, but I downloaded it directly from Dells own website.
So then I tried to do a system restore, and I got the message:

The disk Vista (c:) has errors
Windows detected file system corruption on Vista (c:)
You must check the disk for errors before it can be restored.

So I clicked scan and fix, and nothing happens. (this is back in safe mode by the way) so I opened a command promp and typed sfc /scannow
and it scanned and found some errors but were unable to fix them. Details are located in the CBS.log
So I opened the log and I found the following:

POQ 62 ends.
2009-03-2... Read more

Answer:Vista - Explorer Freezes on reboot, system restore fails, BIOS update fails. Help.

Hi, the first rule if you ever drop a laptop (and it appears OK) is to take the battery out, boot from the mains if all is OK turn off add battery and reboot. Now you may have damaged the MB and or the RAM seating or HDD cable connection as well as the monitor connect cable.. etc ...etc. You can see where this is heading to the shop would be my advice.

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Hi guys!
Haven't received the W10 pop up notification yet, although I have reserved (UK) so out of curiosity I was checking win update for any recent updates for my 8.1 machine and after various successful security updates and a restart I was then surprised to see 'Downloading Windows 10' when I checked again. However, for over an hour now an update- which is only 3.9mb fails not allowing me to update anything else.. according to the update info this small update is an 'anti malware' update from March of this year- KB3025417 and is listed as 'important'... the update install list even has 'update to Windows 10 Pro' listed as failed, reflecting my multiple attempts..
I've just restarted the same 'Windows 10 download' via Win update and its saying 'Getting set up files..' and seems to be taking considerably longer than it had in the past attempts.. could this be it finally, regardless of the failed Win defender update??
15 minutes gone so far...

Answer:Win10 update fails- 3.9mb file 'KB3025417' fails every time... help!

can someone please help me here pleeeeease? no Win10 luck at all... now im getting error '80244019' and cant check for updates... the original anti-malware update from march still wont install. i have run a malwar scan and its 'clean' no W10 popup yet. its failed about 20 times now. help!

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I've tried to install this multiple times: Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, version 1511, 10586

Here's what I've done so far to try and fix:

sfc /scannow
multiple times as admin. No errors reported.

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
sfc /scannow
I've checked the Windows logs but didn't find anything.

When Windows restarts I get the Windows logo, but it then goes to a blue screen and asks me if I want to restart, or reset my PC. I restart and then I get a message saying the update install failed.

Answer:Windows 10 Pro, version 1511, 10586 update fails multiple times

Try this if you have not tried it (you do not say)

Download iso, click on it and run setup.exe.

Windows 10

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I've tried to install this multiple times: Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, version 1511, 10586

Here's what I've done so far to try and fix:

sfc /scannow

multiple times as admin. No errors reported.

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
sfc /scannow

I've checked the Windows logs but didn't find anything.

When Windows restarts I get the Windows logo, but it then goes to a blue screen and asks me if I want to restart, or reset my PC. I restart and then I get a message saying the update install failed.

Answer:Windows 10 Pro, version 1511, 10586 update fails multiple times

Try this if you have not tried it (you do not say)

Download iso, click on it and run setup.exe.

Windows 10

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Hi, I'm looking at a window 8.1 Sony PC , that has not been able to get an update for almost a year now
140 Updates available - and they fail within 30seconds with an errorcode800700C1 Looking into this error I ran the SFC \scannow and it failed unable to repair files 
I then looked that up and talked on chat to MS and was suggested to run 
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
which also failed with Error: 0x800f0906

The source files could not be downloaded.
Use the "source" option to specify the location of the files that are required t
o restore the feature. For more information on specifying a source location, see

So i looked that up and found this article
which I have also ran 
the CMD commands 
and the re-ran DISM again 
which resulted in the same error 
any suggestions please 
I have attached the SFC /scannow log for just (SR) 
and the DISM log 

Answer:Windows update not working - SFC fails and DISM fails

Please run chkdsk /r, or chkdsk /f if you are using a SSD.
To run chkdsk /r in Windows 8/8.1 you will need to open the Elevated Command Prompt.  The easiest way to do this is to press the Windows key and the X key.   A menu will open with the option Command Prompt (Admin), click on this.
You will see a window similar to the one below.

When the Elevated Command Prompt opens copy and paste chkdsk /f in the Command Prompt, if this is a SSD you do not want to run the /r switch, you will want to use chkdsk /f then press Enter.
You will receieve the message "CHKDSK cannot be run because it is in use by another process.  Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts?  <Y/N>".
Type in Y and press Enter.
This will take a while to run, please be patient and allow it to complete the scan.  Do not stop this scan as this can damage your operating system.
When the scan is finished please download and run ListChkdskResult.
This will open Notepad with the results of the chkdsk scan.  Please copy and then paste this log in your topic.

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I'm looking at a window 8.1 Sony PC , that has not been able to get an update for a year almost
140 Updates available - and they fail within 30seconds with an errorcode

Looking into this Error I ran the SFC \scannow and it failed unable to repair files

I have attached the CBS (SR) log here

Any Advice welcom

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I just upgraded to Windows Vista 64 over the weekend as a clean install. I ran Windows Update and got everything installed fine. However, shortly after Windows Update failed to open when I clicked the icon. I see a window start to open on the desktop and then disappear. No errors show up. If I go into the Control Panel->Security and click "Turn Automatic Updating On or Off" I receive the following error: Windows cannot find 'shell:::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-BEB064C98683}\10\::{36eef7db-88ad-4e81...\pageSettings'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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I have Win XP home, Ad-aware SE installed core application 1.06r1 Personal.When I try to update via the program to build SE1R53 07.07.2005 I get this message:The download definition file could not be read, please update again.Has anyone else had this problem?Can anyone help? If so, many thanks.

Answer:ad-aware SE update fails to load?

Re-installation of software solved the problem.

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On my Win 7 Lenovo laptop the Win 10 update download has failed three times in the last two days.
a few weeks ago I removed MS Security Essentials because it was having updating problems and replaced
it with Eset Node 32 A/V. I am also using Spy-Bot S/D and Malware Bytes.
Any advise will be appreciated.

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

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

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

Answer:Windows Update Fails to Load

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

Keep us posted

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

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

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

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


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

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

Anyone know a fix for this?


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Yesterday, I had an important windows update: " Advance micro devices Inc. Driver update for AMD SMBus." The update failed to load 4 different times! So I went to device manager, and in the list it had no such devise. It did list "Universal serial bus controllers". So I do not think it is the same.

Two things strike me as not being right. 1. Why would an AMD driver update be listed as a critical Windows update? 2. On update history, every update that was ever done on this computer has a KB******* I.D. number after it being that it was either successful or failed. The download attempted was listed as Failed, but no KB number after it. I do have the windows update icon in the system tray.

I do know that the wrong people are getting very experienced at attacking computer systems! My concern definitely raises a couple of red flags here.

Could someone please comment as to what may be happening?

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I have a Windows Vista Home Premium, 32 Bit, Service Pack 2.
OK so my first problem is the Windows Update. After going to Control Panel > Windows Update, a page come on saying "Page Fail To Load". How can I fix this?


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Answer:Windows Update Page Fails To Load

Try getting the latest update agent and see whether it helps:
Information for network administrators about how to obtain the latest Windows Update Agent

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2558 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114400 MB, Free - 60148 MB; F: Total - 476821 MB, Free - 402703 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0W2562, , ..CN4811144T001X.
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Windows Auto Update fails for Silverlight (KB2526954) and .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and #.5 SP1

on Windows Server 2003 (KB2446704)

MY QESTION: How to fix these problems and Do I even need .NET Framework since I am not a developer. Also, why do I need Windows Server 2003 on a single PC?

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I have this lovely new PC which I built about 2 months ago now. Beast of a thing, but I'm having number of problems which, having been a mac user for 2 years now, I'm hopeless at fixing. Don't want to hog too much forum space so I'll shove them all on one post- even a small hint to get me started would be great and sorry for the excessive text! (I'll try and avoid too much unecessarry rambling from now).

All attempted solutions have been tried through 2 different working internet connections- 1 through a company network with firewall, proxy, the lot, the other just a 2MB Virgin home wireless network so it's not a network problem.

Here's a list of the main problems:

1. Firefox crashes when trying to load new pages on an almost 2 minutely basis- this seems to be a flash based problem? It's version 3.0.13 (can't update due to problem no.2). It still dies in safe mode so it's not an add on, and it doesn't seem to be due to a certain script or anything- it's just any website with ads or videos or anything like that at all and it's probably 1 in 3-4 time it loads a page (and while trying to preview this it crashed on the login page...nothing fancy on there that I saw). I can't find out if it's just FF since IE8 and Chrome can't find the internet- they only see the ethernet port and not my wireless card even though FF has no problem with it. (technically another problem for the list I suppose)

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Answer:Problems...FF crashes, .exe files won't launch, antivirus update fails...

Hi -

My 1st question - when did you last re-install Vista and have you considered it recently? If not, I think you should. It would help isolate software issues vs. hardware, if they exist.

The major problem that I see here is the existence of both NIS & KIS together. Either by itself could be responsible for many of your problems because of the personal firewall they each contain. Having both exponentially increases the potential for trouble because they fight each other for control. Even if disabled they can cause trouble.

I would like for you to remove both NIS & KIS and then see if the system stabilizes at all. Use the removal tools for each written by Norton & Kaspersky.

Download the Norton Removal Tool (NRT); save to desktop. Then go to desktop, RIGHT-click on the NRT icon and select Run as Administrator. When complete - re-boot.


Repeat the same for KIS -

Reset the Windows Firewall to its default settings -
START | type FirewallSettings.exe into the start search box | click on FirewallSettings.exe above | select the Advanced Tab | click on "Restore Defaults" | Click Apply, OK

Use AVG for a/v if you wish -

Before you start, I would be interested to know if running in SAFEMODE w/ Networking is the same (crashes - IE, FFox, etc...) or do they work?
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I almost think this thread's title says it all: it seems that after around a handful of successful boots, that after I enter my password successfully, the system transitions to the next window where it proceeds to hang indefinitely. At that point, I power down, wait a minute and then power up. 99.9% of the time the system will boot up successfully. I haven't had any luck figuring out the cause and just 'discovered' this SeverForums website.

Answer:Windows7 (64bit) booting fails every 5 or 6 times.

Confirm the 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred if you have it) or C is Partition Marked Active

Then run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times to see if it finds anything to repair.

If this doesn't help post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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

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

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

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So you try to run the 'rate my computer' and it fails showing this error message:

You are then advised to run a command prompt (old dos screen) as administrator and key in and run
winsat formal.

This fails and gives the following error messages:
error. failed to load XML
An invalid character was found in text content
unable to process xml file. winsat\main.cpp(4742)

Error: cannot process assessment results cannot load xml data from string
an invalid character was found in text content from interface msxm16.dll:Ixmldomdocument2

You start searching for these invalid characters after reading the various help threads out there such as this one: Windows Expierience Index could not be computed

You learn that not only does your computer have a bios but also something called a smbios, you may find it in registry thus:

Note the odd square OO's after version.
You might confirm this using HWiNFO, HWiNFO32 & HWiNFO64 - Hardware Information and Analysis Tools utility as seen here:

Editing the registry value will not work! Updating the bios probably won't work. The answer to this most frustrating problem is as follows:

Get onto your computer supplier, mine is Novatech here in the UK and I'll now paste his explanation here for you all.

The Problem

When the manufacture flashes the SMBIOS, it is basically adding simple and basic information, to allow the main BIOS to function, as well as hold data about the machine or component. Sometimes though the... Read more

Answer:Windows Experience Index fails/winsat formal fails invalid character

Excellent, glad it's fixed mike. Novatech seems to be a good company if they did this for you.

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

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

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

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thank you in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 19:02:27, on 29/05/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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Answer:Hotmail login fails DNS error when using IE, MSN Messenger fails no service found?

Greetings, and welcome to TSF!

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that 'Display the contents of system folders' is checked. If you have Windows XP, the search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that 'Search system folders', 'Search hidden files and folders', and 'Search subfolders' are checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).


Go to, and then:

1. Click "Free Online Scan".
2. Click "Scan now, it's free".

It'll take a few minutes to download (especially with a dialup connection), so be patient. When it's down:

1. Select all available drives.
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Every attempt to install KB3163018 or KB3149135 via Windows Update yields error 0x800703F1. I've tried the following: Downloading and running standalone installers (fails with no additional details).SFC /scannow, from Admin command prompt (Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation). Log below: Code: 2016-06-29 00:23:48, Info DISM PID=8944 TID=18376 Scratch directory set to 'C:\Users\Razwerkz\AppData\Local\Temp\'. - CDISMManager::put_ScratchDir
2016-06-29 00:23:48, Info DISM PID=8944 TID=18376 DismCore.dll version: 10.0.10586.0 - CDISMManager::FinalConstruct
2016-06-29 00:23:48, Info DISM PID=8944 TID=18376 Successfully loaded the ImageSession at "C:\WINDOWS\System32\Dism" - CDISMManager::LoadLocalImageSession
2016-06-29 00:23:48, Info DISM DISM Provider Store: PID=8944 TID=18376 Found and Initialized the DISM Logger. - CDISMProviderStore::Internal_InitializeLogger
2016-06-29 00:23:48, Info DISM DISM Provider Store: PID=8944 TID=18376 Failed to get and initialize the PE Provider. Continuing by assuming that it is not a WinPE image. - CDISMProviderStore::Final_OnConnect
2016-06-29 00:23:48, Info DISM DISM Provider Store: PID=8944 TID=18376 Finished initializing the Provider Map. - CDISMProviderStore::Final_OnConnect
2016-06-29 00:23:48, Info DISM DISM Provider Store: PID=8944 TID=18376 Getting Provider DI... Read more

Answer:Updates Fail to Install (0x800703F1), SFC Fails, DISM Fails (1009)

Seeing that you have tried everything, I think you may have to repair your Windows installation using an external media...

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Hi All,

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

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

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

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

Many thanks for any help....


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


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

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

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

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

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Hello, After a few months of operating well, my T500 started failling to enter stand by when I shut the lid (that is, the screen). On the other hand, using the OS (windows XP) menu dialogs  to enter stand by, that works fine.After a few more months, when I'm already in the habit of entering stand by manually through the dialogs, this started failing too, with error messages saying the modem driver is at fault.- I recently updated the BIOS and screen drivers hoping the stand by situation will improve- No updated are available for the modem driver. The  Lenovo installed vesrion is still the latest one.- I haven't found any relevant logs in the Event Viewer Any suggestions?  Thanks, aharel

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Running Windows 8.1 and File History was working OK for my computer, actually on two different computers worked just fine. (I never could get File History to work with Windows 8). Then suddenly this feature just up an quit. Got a little "red" flag in the Action Center. Using the control panel an "setting" up File History my system says that file history is turned off. I never did turn it off, it seems it just up an turned itself off. But here is the thing, I select my external drive to use for file history and the system says the service can not be started because its disabled or no enabled devices are associated. It "sees" the drive but will not enabled this drive. I have used various windows programs, such as system "turn" on file history. But there seems not to be anything that will fix file history. Been reading here on the forum for help...but it seems all the help is non specific to file history not working. AN also very technical, for a non technical user, on how to fix file history. I have yet to see a simple fix to "make" Windows 8.1 to again run file history.
Why is this SO DIFFICULT to use? It almost takes a computer expert with knowledge on programing to fix weird things like this. I would just like to point and click to backup the computer...but windows is now becoming NON-USER friendly to manage these types of things. Very frustrating.

Answer:File History fails to work and fails to see external drive

Well it has been some time since I posted this issue. So I see NO responses STILL. AN I still have not been able to use File History EVER. It just does not work....period. Widows 8.1.1 install did not even come close of fixing "file History" working again. All I get is: file history and the system says the service can not be started because its disabled or no enabled devices are associated. There is NO user answer anywhere to fix this. I click enable file history. An the above answer pops up every time. File History is crap as far as I am concerned.

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oh me guys I need somebody really crafty!
i have a HP Pavilion laptop [dv5117ci] with factory load XP Pro SP2and factory restore discs. the system became corrupted by a failed Win update.
it had multiple files showing bad, so rather than chase them one at a time for an unknowable number of days, I decided to create a new directory and install fresh copy of WinXP Pro

That looked like it was going to work but after being up on the initial boot, wobbly, for about 45 minutes, something caused a freeze, and I was toasted after that. Same routine again: bootup, get error "Windows failed to start because the following file is missing or corrupt". so back into chasing one after another ad infinitum.

All day I have tried to get something to work so I could get the data off the system then nuke it. I can't get anything up and running so I can remove files.

Anyone have a suggestion? is there an "xp light" or something that maybe just does the MINIMUM kind of load, just enough to get win explorer running so I can copy files?

Answer:WinXP Pro Corrupted - Repair fails - Parallel Install Fails

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I've attempted to install the Hotkey Features Integration for Windows 7 both via System Update and via the standalone installer and both return the same error: Copy ErrorAn error ocurred while copying file mkrcfg.dll. Cannot copy file to destination directory. Click Retry to retry the operation or click Cancel to Below is error shown using the standalone installer: Error shown in System Update: 

Answer:Thinkpad Hotkey installation fails - mkrcfg.dll fails to copy

Hi jeedo, Maybe this could help:ONSCREEN DISPLAY IS NOT WORKING...t500 2055

T61 + X201i

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I took on a basket case for a friend. Machine hadnt booted for months. I got it running in normal mode after it churned for 2 hours and found outdated Norton Internet security and AVG running. Unable to uninstall them using uninstall, so got in registry and deleted all mentions of AVG, Norton and Symantec. Managed to download and install Windows updates and SP 3 for XP as well as IE 8. Tried to install Microsoft security essentials but it won't install. Ran Malware bytes which found about 15 threats which I let it delete. I then installed while online Avast! and it seems to run.Tried to install Word viewer, got error message, then ran Malwarebytes again, one more threat found. Now only boots in safe mode with networking, so tried installingword viewer again, same error (install failed). IE now won't start.
I think I must have accidentally deleted something I need while going through registry deleting Norton stuff. I tried System File Checker but it wanted original install CD to proceed and I don't have it.
I have tried running Combofix in safe mode without letting it fix anything just for info, but Combofix won't get past the opening autoscan screen. I tried letting it run for two hours, but no scanning takes place.
Any hope other than complete system restore and loss of owner's data?

Answer:Boots only in safe mode, windows installer fails, IE fails

Sounds to me as if a clean install is a good idea...after moving valued data files to safety.
I would move files simply by connecting the drive as a slave to a different system...and moving the files considered valuable.
When friends bring me their infected systems, that's usually the quickest/surest method that I use to ensure that they have a working system that is free of malware.

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Windows 10 Insider Preview 16296.0 (rs3_release) (4) to Windows 10 Insider Preview 16299.15 (rs3_release) (24) and all the updates in between there have failed over and over. When I try the windows "WindowsUpdate Troubleshooter" it finds database errors that it can not fix. This problem keeps going and going with out stop. Can anybody help with this? How do I fix the database issue so I can complete the updates?

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when my system first boots up the fingerprint reader (integrated biometrics on my T60) reads 3 attempts (fails each time)  and prompts me for a password. I never actually run my finger through,  it just run through 3 attempts and fails. Use to work fine, device driver is working and updated. PC doc indicates a problem but in a very generic way (not helpfull) A little baffled by the self initiated 3 attempts to read a fingerprint on boot upAny help would be appreciatedThanks

Answer:biometrics/fingerorint reader fails 3 times on boot up

Try cleaning your fingerprint reader device, thoroughly.

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It happens most of te times.
The webcam of my T110 fails to initilize, and a message appears saying that Web cam failed to initilize, please verify the device and restart the program (Web Camera Aplication) or the computer!

Other times, it works, but after a pop up appears on task bar saying that a unsupported USB device was detected and couldn't be installed!

This is anoying! Can anybody help me please?

Thank you.
Manuel Quinaz

Answer:Re: Most of times Satellite T110 webcam fails to initialize


Seems that the webcam software stopped working.
I think you should firstly try to reinstall this software.

Remove firstly the webcam software from the system.
Then clean the system and registry using CCleaner!
Reboot the notebook twice and run CCleaner several times to ensure that everything has been cleaned properly.
Then download the webcam software from the Toshiba European driver page and install it.
Then reboot the unit. Start msconfig (in RUN type msconfig) and go to Startup tab.
There you should uncheck mark from the webcam software. This will prevent the software from starting automatically. Reboot the unit.

Now if you would like to use the webcam go to All programs -> Toshiba -> webcam software and start it.

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

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

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

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

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

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The laptop was running fine, but left unattended for several days. It came unplugged and the battery drained. When rebooting it, it went to the Recovery options. I went to a command prompt and it went to X:\. Chkdsk would not complete, recovery would not complete, restore to factory settings would not complete ... as if the hard drive is damaged. I do not see any option on to buy a recovery kit for this model. What should I do? Thank you, Tony

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

Quote: Originally Posted by nomtree

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

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I have a U410 that is only two months outside of its warranty and now it fails to boot, it powers on, but nothing comes up on the screen. The fan does start. Occasionally if I keep trying it will work and boot, but over the past two days this seems to have gone from bad to worse and now doesn't boot at all. I opened it up and checked all connections were properly seated. I tried disconnecting the HDD/SSD/battery to see if it would at least get to the BIOS if I did that, but still same symptom: powers on, fan starts, but nothing bot a blank screen. Has anyone else seen this? Any thoughts? I'm dissapointed as it doesn't seem to have occured for any reason (no drops, wasn't moved in months, etc) and this tarnishes my impressions of Lenovo.  

Answer:U410 fails to boot 9 times out of 10, does not reach BIOS or POST

erentz wrote:I have a U410 that is only two months outside of its warranty and now it fails to boot, it powers on, but nothing comes up on the screen. The fan does start. Occasionally if I keep trying it will work and boot, but over the past two days this seems to have gone from bad to worse and now doesn't boot at all. I opened it up and checked all connections were properly seated. I tried disconnecting the HDD/SSD/battery to see if it would at least get to the BIOS if I did that, but still same symptom: powers on, fan starts, but nothing bot a blank screen. Has anyone else seen this? Any thoughts? I'm dissapointed as it doesn't seem to have occured for any reason (no drops, wasn't moved in months, etc) and this tarnishes my impressions of Lenovo.  Try running with one memory module at a time and see if you will be able to at least boot.

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

Do you think i should reinstall WinXp?

Thx In Advance!

Answer:Xp Fails To Load?!?!

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

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Question: XP fails to load

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

Look at some of the help files etc...

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

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

Thank you for your time.


Answer:XP fails to load

System manufacturer and model?

Any onscreen error messages leading up to inability to boot?

How to start Windows in Safe Mode -


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

Answer:OS fails to load when using new RAM

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

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

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

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

To see about RAM this might gi... Read more

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Hi Guys and Girls,

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

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

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

All the best and here's hoping!

Answer:XP Pro fails to load - H ELP!

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I hope yall are doing well and that you can possibly help me figure what is wrong with my computer and help me fix it!

I have an Acer Aspire that I purchased in July. Over the past month, it has failed to start multiple times. It does this when I leave my computer on for a while...the screen will just go black. And I have to do a hard power off. Only to open it up and do the Windows Restore or whatever it is called. It has done this also upon starting the computer after I've shut it down the usual way. It doesn't do this every time. But I'd say 2 out of 3.

I have chosen the advanced restore options (restore the computer to a previous point in time). Picked a date that was listed and then it was restored.

Only to continue "failed to start" processes over and over again. I'm not going to try right, but If I were to shut down and reboot right now...I am almost certain it would do it again. It has literally done this around 15 times.

It has given me a couple of different reason:
Last week it said: Root Cause Found: Unspecified changes to system configuration might have caused the problem. Repair Action: System Restore
Result: Failed Error Code: 0x1f

Yesterday, it failed to start again and gave me the following error codes:
0x1f (again) AND System Files Integrity Check & Repair- Failed: error code: 0x490

How can I go about addressing and fixing this issue?

Your help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance

Answer:Windows Fails to Start Multiple Times. Err Codes: 0x1f and 0x490 etc

Boot into the Win7 DVD or System Repair Disk to run a few Startup Repairs to see if it finds anything to repair.

If not then from the bootable recovery Options list run System Restore to the earliest Restore point to see if you can get before the problem.

If not boot into Command Line option to run SFC /SCANNOW Command

Run a full Malwarebytes scan in Safe Mode if necessary, or use a bootable AV as shown in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start which has every other possible step to clear up boot problems with Win7.

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Hi all, this is my first post of a problem here and i'm not sure of the proper channels or etiquette so bear with me! I built my own PC about a year and a half ago, putting it toghter as best I could. The past couple of days it has been crashing and then I get a message telling me to Reebot from proper boot device. After this happens I go into Bios and I can't find C drive which is a Crucial M4 64G SSD, It will show my HDD whish is a Seagate 500G HDD which I can boot from. Once Win7 is up I checked my device manager and the SSD and HDD is there, I checked for errors on both drives using chkdsk and told it to fix all. I dont think it found any though. I got windows to check for new drivers and it all seems to be up to date. It only seems to be happening after about an hour of use. I did get an error message once that said "The instruction at 0xf633df75 referenced memory at 0x00000000. The memory could not be read. Click OK to terminate the program."
I have read posts that say, have you forcemap the temp files, but i dont know how and i never did. Could this be the problem and have i killed my SSD?
Thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:PC crashes then fails to boot from SSD

Have you tried running a disk diagnostic from Seagate to test the Seagate Drive, and have you done the same for Crucial?

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Hi everyone!

First time poster, long time listener...

I work IT for a moderately-sized business and I just did a clean install on one of the user laptops that isn't in rotation at the moment.

I clean installed Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit. Nothing has been installed on this PC (besides CCleaner, which I ran a few times and then uninstalled). It is currently updated to Service Pack 1.
The computer is an HP ProBook 4525s.

Now, onto the meat of the issue.

I attempted to run the Windows 7 Convenience Roll-up to save time on updates, but I'm having quite a few issues and some catch-22s.

-The .net framework that comes in the roll-up installs fine, no issues.
-The actual updates- "june_rollup", "servicestack" and "wmf5" all pull up the "Windows Standalone Installer" dialogue box, but that's it. Once it reaches that box, it just looks like it's "installing updates" forever. I had it sit overnight last night and when I came into the office today, nothing. Still in the same exact place.

Troubleshooting attempted/Questions answered:

- No AV is on the system. I just did a clean install.
- I am the administrator on the device.
- I attempted to update Internet Explorer (some support articles mentioned that), but I run into the catch-22 of "update it through Windows Update!" (which isn't working, just searches forever) or to run the download straight from Microsoft's site, which then tells me to u... Read more

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

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

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

Answer:Windows Fails To Boot, Fails to Install

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

My concern is this:

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

Above seems too small for extended growth.

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

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System info: Win XP Home SP3, 2 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 320 MB

I installed IL-2 Sturmovik Demo v. 2.0 via Install Shield.
I first tried uninstalling it (stupidly wnough, I know, don't need any extra comments on that) by removing all the files from the folder in question, AND all the registry keys I could find with Ubi Soft or Il-2 in them.

Now; The IL-2 Sturmovik Demo is NOT any longer in the Add/Remove program list in the Control Panel. When I try uninstalling (using Uninstall Shield) it claims that the file in original folder is not there (Uninst.isu). Agreed. Common practice dictates I re-install the program and try un-installing it again. Thing is, when trying to re-install, I get the message that the game is already there.

Finally, the Question:
How do I remove the program If I cannot re-install the program (see above)? Catch 22?

Answer:Solved: uninstall fails, re-install fails - what to do?

Never Mind - I had missed a registry entry. Sorry for that.

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

Answer:Windows xp fails to load


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Running processes:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
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Hi, Everyone,
How are you? I have been running Windows XP, Service Pack 2 on my computer for several years now. Last night, my computer froze for the first time in over half a year, so I restarted it and nothing seemed to be wrong. After about 15 minutes of using it, it froze once again. After restarting it the second time, however, it showed me the screen that says I could choose to restart in the "Last Known Good Configuration," in "Safe Mode, or to "Start Windows Normally."

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

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

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Windows XP Fails to Load

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

run chkdsk /R

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

Answer:desktop fails to load?

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

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

Answer:msn homepage fails to load

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

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

Answer:Ssilexe.exe Fails To Load?

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

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

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

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

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

After the restart is whe... Read more

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


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

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

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

Answer:windows 98 se fails to load

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

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

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

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

Answer:dwwin.exe fails to load??

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

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

If that doesn`t work -

See Norms posts here - HERE

"Had this problem, here is what I did:

Open regedit, go to:

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Log-on Screen Fails To Load

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

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

Answer:Battlefield 2 fails to load...


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

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

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

Answer:Camera fails to load

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

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

Answer:DrvCheck.dll fails to load

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

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

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

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

Part of my installation process checks if .Net Framework 2

There are 3 XP machines that it Fails.

The installation in successful. The application fails to load.

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

It still fails on the original 3 XP machines.

Any suggestions how I troubleshoot this problem


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

Answer:windows fails to load

Have a read here

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

Answer:Windows fails to load

What operating system are you using? Sounds like 98?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:VISTA SP1 fails to Load

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

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

Answer:Windows XP Fails To Load

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

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


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

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

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

I am getting no error messages.

The HiJack this report is as follows;

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

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

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
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Hi, Everyone,
How are you? I have been running Windows XP, Service Pack 2 on my computer for several years now. Last night, my computer froze for the first time in over half a year, so I restarted it and nothing seemed to be wrong. After about 15 minutes of using it, it froze once again. After restarting it the second time, however, it showed me the screen that says I could choose to restart in the "Last Known Good Configuration," in "Safe Mode, or to "Start Windows Normally."

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

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

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Windows XP Fails to Load

Welcome to TSF

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

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

Answer:Flight Sim X fails to load

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

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

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

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

Anybody here seen this before, and can offer suggestions?

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

Answer:msgina.dll fails to load

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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