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Laptop Stuck On BIOS Load Screen/Won't Load Vista

Question: Laptop Stuck On BIOS Load Screen/Won't Load Vista

Hi,
 
Laptop is a Samsung R510 running Vista.
 
When it is switched on, it gets stuck on the Samsung BIOS load screen. The F2 (Setup) and F4 (Recovery) buttons don't work unless they are pressed straight away. But when they are pressed it says 'Please Wait', but nothing happens.
 
I have changed the CMOS battery, but it hasn't helped.
 

 
I have also taken the hard drive out and turned it on, still the same.  Each RAM stick has been tried on its own, and it is still the same.
 
Can anyone help?

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Answer: Laptop Stuck On BIOS Load Screen/Won't Load Vista

Have you tried booting into Safe Mode?
 
Start tapping the F8 key immediately after pressing the power button.

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Within the past week, my computer kept randomly rebooting, and eventually stopped turning on at all, so I bought a new PSU, and now it boots, but only to the POST screen, I try to press F2 to load the BIOS, but it does nothing. I also tried changing the jumper to boot into the BIOS setup, but it still stuck on the POST screen, but says "setup loading" instead of "press <F2> to enter BIOS setup" I am completely lost and have swapped out and checked the PSU, RAM, GPU and CPU. I am afraid it is a motherboard or HDD problem. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks for your help!

(Also, there are no beep errors, of course! >_< )
 

Answer:Computer won't load BIOS! Stuck at POST screen! I am clueless ;(

Most probably, this is a HDD issue....Try this to verify:

- Take out the HDD IDE cable
- Switch on the PC..keep hitting DEL till it takes you the BIOS Stup screen...

If you can reach the BIOS Setup, it most prolly is a HDD issue....
Jyust to verify, you may want to try booting from aCD ROM if the above works
 

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Hey everybody, I'm a new user here..I hope you can help me out with this problem...



Here's a quick breakdown of my problem:



1. Laptop Model is Toshiba L305-S5955

2. Problem occured about yesterday. No new software/drivers installed.

3. Turned off computer properly before I went to sleep. The following morning, it loaded to the desktop, but at after a few seconds, everything hanged, only mouse works, "busy" indicator of laptop does not light up. Restarted again, last known good configuration, same thing.

4. Restarted to Safe mode, it works fine. Attempted to reduce msconfig startup options.

5. Vista boots into desktop and hang seems to have disappeared. Successfully surfed the internet. Unfortunately, when a memory intensive program, like Adobe Audition was loaded, it would hang again. Restarted, was able to successfully boot to desktop and surf net again, but after loading Windows Media Player it hanged again.

6. Restarted and used Smart Defrag to Defragment files. Error occurs in Normal Mode, so restarted to Safe mode to defragment files.

7. Vista boots with a few errors, and says Configfree, Toshiba this Toshiba that has stopped working. Restarted due to these errors.

8. After restart, desktop no longer just hangs, ends with a blue screen instead. Same with safe mode. Either of two things happen in either mode - desktop hangs and leads to blue screen, or desktop icons disappear as well as taskbar leaving only mouse.

9. Restart... Read more

Answer:Vista Stuck on Load Screen, Tried Everything..Help

Hi try removing and reseating the ram there should be a small compartment with one or two screws on the bottom of the laptop which will allow you access,and test with memtest 86+ Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool Memtest86+ Guide/How To's - Overclockers Forums

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Well been at this dammed laptop for over 4 hours and i have had enough of it, thought i would join a forum to see if someone can help before i launch it out my window

I have a Packard Bell easynote that will not go past the boot screen at all, the only things i can get into are bios and quick select for the order of start up.

I have tried to change the bios to boot up cd-dvd first and tried both recovery and clean installs of windows, what happens when i do that is it comes up windows is loading files then microsoft cooperation comes up with the little bar but that is as far as it goes, the disk stops spinning and the whole laptop goes quiete, i have left it like this for over an hour to no avail.

My heads spinning with this junk as it was working till 2 weeks ago, i do know now that there was a partion in it because when it was working it was coming up to select what windows vista i wanted to run but that never ever seemed to affect it, If anyone has any ideas i would be very thankful to try them.

Thanks people and if there is more info you need let me know

Answer:Laptop Stuck on load screen :(

If you can get into Safe Mode choose the option with command prompt. Run chkdsk c:/r

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I purchased a new computer a little over a week ago, and installed a new copy of Vista on a new hard drive. Ever since, I've been having nothing but problems trying to get Vista to actually work and run stable. The system will usually run great for a day or two, then I'll get all these random errors out of nowhere, taking forever to start up, being stuck on "Configuring Update" screens, countless blue screen errors, or start up errors (corrupt files, failed to shut down, etc). I've had my system restore points dissapear. When I'd run Vista disk to do a start up repair, my HD would no longer show up as it use to before. Basically, I've reformatted and reinstalled Vista 4 times. I came across a fix for the "Configuring Updates" problem, which was the first problem I came across. Now, every time I reformat Vista, I make sure to turn Automatic Updates to inform me when I need updates, but not to download/update it automatically, I'll just do it manually. However, one fix leads to another problem, and I'm really at a loss on what to do.

I just reformatted for the 4th time yesterday. A clean install, installed my motherboard and videocard drivers, downloaded and installed SP1 (I came across a couple of blue screen errors supposedly, I wasn't around when they happened, just saw a box telling me they occured). I have Automatic Update turned to inform me, but not to automatically download and install updates. I installed Avast antivirus, Ad Aware, a PC videogame, ... Read more

Answer:Vista wont load (stuck on black screen)

Bump. I guess I'm just going to end up reformatting again, I don't know what to do. Trying to access anything else (regular start up, safe mode start up, vista disk system repair, etc) all just seem to get stuck on a black screen or take forever, and as I said, I really have no idea if the computer is actually doing anything, or if it's just stuck. Is there a guide I should be looking for, to give me any ideas of how to run a stable Vista? If I reformat this again, everything will be fine and dandy for a day or two, then the problems will start rolling in. I don't know how to prepare for or combat this.

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Is there a way to repair Vista with just the recovery discs without losing dataI don't want to formatI can't use system restore (can't get into windows; windows won't boot; it's stuck on a recovery screen loop)I don't want to go back to factory settings (that means losing data)I have only Vista recovery CD's 1 & 2It's an acer laptop.

Answer:Windows Vista won't load - stuck in a recovery screen loop

Which 'recovery screen' do you mean? The 'safe menu', or the one where you can choose 'repair my computer' or 'start as normal'?I'm guessing that the 'recovery CDs' you have are the ones you create when you first got the laptop? In which case they probably won't help with a repair. They may let you reinstall the machine as it was when you first got it, but it depends on how they wee designed as to whether you get to save a copy of your data.Do you know anyone else with a Vista machine? You can create a 'rescue disk' using their system which will give basic boot functionality that yours may have lost to allow you to repair the boot files or use system restore. "I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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I have HP Envy 17.3 m7-n109dx, windows 10 64-bit I got the windows blue screen, then when the windows attempted to restart a black scrren showed up, and windows did not boot. I tried several things, but nothing worked. Here is a list of what I have tried: 1. I did a hard reset. 2. I made sure the batery and the AC adaptor are not the problem. 3. I tried pressing the ESC seveal times after powering the device, but nothing happened (to load the safe mode). 4. I tried to restore the bios by pressing the windows and B keys, and then pressing and then releasing the power botton, and continue to press the other two keys. When I do that, I can see the hard drive light comes on for a few seconds, then the screen lights, but it stays blank. I contine to press the two keys for 1-2 minutes, but nothing shows on the screen. Then when I release the windows and the B keys, the screen goes dark, and the power buttoon continues to light. The power goes off if I press the power button for several seconds. I tired this several times. 5. I tried step 4, but with a USB drive. The same happened. 6. I tried pressing the power button, then the  F2 key (several times). The screen continued to be black. 7. I tried the pressing the windows key + P. Nothing happened. 8. I tried to run HP Hardware Diagnostics (UEFI) from a USB, but the screen remaind black. 9. I tried to load the safe mode from a USB, but the screen remained black. If there is ... Read more

Answer:Black screen, BIOS does not load, Diagnostics does not load

It sounds like some sort of hardware failure, possibly hard drive. You have a 1 yr warranty with HP. Scroll down on the page here to start a request for service. You will be given your contact options:https://support.hp.com/us-en/contact-hp/product/HP-ENVY-m7-n100-Notebook-PC-(Touch)/9365082/model/93...

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Hey everybody. A little while ago, I updated my Dell XPS M1530 laptop NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS graphics card and the next day, the display was all blue with horizontal lines going through it. There was sound, but that's all what I was seeing. I turned it on and off again and again but to no avail. I left it on for a while and then suddenly the display cleared up and the Start up repair screen was on and it stayed that way for 12 hours so I turned it off and then on again( bear with me here lol). The BIOS screen appeared so did the OS loading screen later but that was about it. The screen was black. Safe mode wont work, it always stops at
:\Windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys

System restore wont work also, it just freezes, Startup repair apparently freezes too, it keeps loading for 12 hours with no change. Im reallly confused and I don't know what to do. Im trying to avoid using the Factory Image Restore since I have so many important files that I dont want to delete. I really appreaciate any help over here guys. Thanks =)

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Hey everybody. A little while ago, I updated my Dell XPS M1530 laptop NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS graphics card and the next day, the display was all blue with horizontal lines going through it. There was sound, but that's all what I was seeing. I turned it on and off again and again but to no avail. I left it on for a while and then suddenly the display cleared up and the Start up repair screen was on and it stayed that way for 12 hours so I turned it off and then on again( bear with me here lol). The BIOS screen appeared so did the OS loading screen later but that was about it. The screen was black. Safe mode wont work, it always stops at
:\Windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys

System restore wont work also, it just freezes, Startup repair keeps apparently freezes too, it keeps loading for 12 hours with no change. Im reallly confused and I don't know what to do. Im trying to avoid using the Factory Image Restore since I have so many important files that I dont want to delete. I really appreaciate any help over here guys. Thanks =)
 

Answer:Windows Vista wont load. Stuck at a blank screen after the OS loading bar

You updated the graphics driver or replaced the whole video card?
 

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Computer just turned off automatically today and it will not load past the begining load screen with the Alien Head load screen where you can press f2 and enter setup or f12 to boot options. I cannot load safe mode or remove the battery as it does not have any place to access it.
Windows 7. Alienware m14x.

Answer:Alienware Laptop wont load past Alien Head Load Screen

Any fans running, any post beeps? Your laptop does not have a CMOS battery. Try removing the chargeable battery and power adapter. Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Plug in just the power adapter and try powering up the machine again.

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Hi I really hope someone can help me!

I have a fujitsu lifebook with windows 7 on it
I had an error message pop up when i tried to click on google chrome this morning, so I closed it and attempted to re-start my laptop, then AVG pops up telling me I have a virus so I allowed it to "clear" said virus. I then restarted my laptop and it would not go to the login page.

I attempted system repair to no avail, I then allowed chkdsk to run and there were a lot of "security ID repairs", I have also tried f12 and booting from my windows 7 installation disk. Non of these options have worked

I get the fujitsu screen, then the windows loading screen then instead of the log in screen which would be next, I get a black screen with the cursor visable and you can move the cursor but nothing else works and no keyboard shortcuts work

someone please help.
I've been told to restore the OS but i cannot afford to lose all the files on my laptop

Answer:Laptop wont load past windows page, stuck with black screen and cursor

Since AVG 'cleaned' a virus - all bets r off as the problem could be a leftover from the virus. apparently, a (some) system files r damaged. Going forward, u might not want to run normally as an admin user. That helps keep malware from invisibly installing if the AV does not catch it. 1. have u tried booting to safe mode? If u can get there try this clk Start - type CMD -- rt clk cmd.exe and select Run as Admin when the dos window opens type 'sfc /scannow' let it run retry boot when done. 2. If u can't get there or that doesn't work put ur windows CD in and boot to that. Run the repair install - or it might be called upgrade. Just do NOT do a CLEAN install. That will not erase any of your data. 3. If that does not work If u get a Hiren's boot disk, or something similar. U can boot to that and most likely copy ur data from the drive prior to doing a clean install. This assumes the drive isn't corrupt which appears to be true since it gets to the Windows screen. 4. If not u will have to remove the drive and connect it to another computer as an external HDD to copy the data. 5. If none of the above works - u have come to the complete understanding of the word BACKUP................ good luck

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Hello everyone, hope some experts can read and maybe help me out. I am frustrated.

I have a problem which I tried to research first in many forums,
videos, etc., and now I am exhausted after a couple of weeks trying
to find a solution.

I bought at CyberpowerPC a desktop called: Black Pearl
back in September 2014.

A gaming desktop, which I rarely used due to work but with nice hardware, etc.
for back then.

I will post only the specs. I think matter for my case, but please feel free
to ask for any info. you need regarding that:

- Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation

- Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System

- CFI Boreallight w/ USB 3.0, EZ Swap HDD, 2x 120mm & 1x 140mm fans, Side Panel Window

- Standard Coolant

- CPU: Intel(R) Core? i7-5820K Six-Core 3.30GHz 15MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011-V3

- MEMORY: G. SKILL - RipJaws 4 (DDR4-2400)

- VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card (Maxwell)

- CS_FAN: Enermax TB Silence UCTB14 140mm Performance Cooling with Low Noise Profile Fan

- FAN: Corsair Hydro H110 280mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler - Extreme Performance CPU Cooler (2 x Enermax Twister Pressure 140MM Fans

- HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
- HDD2: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive) ... Read more

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Hello everyone, hope some experts can read and maybe help me out. I am frustrated.

I have a problem which I tried to research first in many forums,
videos, etc., and now I am exhausted after a couple of weeks trying
to find a solution.

I bought at CyberpowerPC a desktop called: Black Pearl
back in September 2014.

A gaming desktop, which I rarely used due to work but with nice hardware, etc.
for back then.

I will post only the specs. I think matter for my case, but please feel free
to ask for any info. you need regarding that:

- Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation

- Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System

- CFI Boreallight w/ USB 3.0, EZ Swap HDD, 2x 120mm & 1x 140mm fans, Side Panel Window

- Standard Coolant

- CPU: Intel(R) Core? i7-5820K Six-Core 3.30GHz 15MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011-V3

- MEMORY: G. SKILL - RipJaws 4 (DDR4-2400)

- VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card (Maxwell)

- CS_FAN: Enermax TB Silence UCTB14 140mm Performance Cooling with Low Noise Profile Fan

- FAN: Corsair Hydro H110 280mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler - Extreme Performance CPU Cooler (2 x Enermax Twister Pressure 140MM Fans

- HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
- HDD2: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive) ... Read more

Answer:Preparing automatic repair - stuck - Desktop won't load Windows, stuck at BIOS

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- While doing all this and when the problem started I monitored all the temperatures with the digital monitor. VGA, CPU, and everything else was not hot at all. CPU never passed 80 celcius, average was maybe 75 celcius for example.




80C while in the BIOS? That is not fine at all, something isn't cooling that processor correctly.

I would recommend taking the heat sink off and reapplying the thermal paste. Then reseat the cooler.

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Hello everyone, hope some experts can read and maybe help me out. I am frustrated.

I have a problem which I tried to research first in many forums,
videos, etc., and now I am exhausted after a couple of weeks trying
to find a solution.

I bought at CyberpowerPC a desktop called: Black Pearl
back in September 2014.

A gaming desktop, which I rarely used due to work but with nice hardware, etc.
for back then.

I will post only the specs. I think matter for my case, but please feel free
to ask for any info. you need regarding that:

- Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation

- Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System

- CFI Boreallight w/ USB 3.0, EZ Swap HDD, 2x 120mm & 1x 140mm fans, Side Panel Window

- Standard Coolant

- CPU: Intel(R) Core? i7-5820K Six-Core 3.30GHz 15MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011-V3

- MEMORY: G. SKILL - RipJaws 4 (DDR4-2400)

- VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card (Maxwell)

- CS_FAN: Enermax TB Silence UCTB14 140mm Performance Cooling with Low Noise Profile Fan

- FAN: Corsair Hydro H110 280mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler - Extreme Performance CPU Cooler (2 x Enermax Twister Pressure 140MM Fans

- HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
- HDD2: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive) ... Read more

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Ok, so I had to force a shutdown yesterday because explorer.exe suddenly froze and I couldn't even get Process Hacker to restart explorer. I held down the power button and turned the laptop off. Since then, I haven't been able to boot at all. I get a black screen, as if the screen hasn't turned on at all. Just the power LED lights up. And since it won't even reach the BIOS screen, let alone give repair options for booting Windows 7, I'm stuck. I tried connecting it to an external LCD display (which always works) but even then, blank screen. So I guess the display is still alive.

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. The DVD-drive spins and even ejects when the laptop is turned on, but it won't boot from any recovery disc. I've tried starting it with one of the RAM sticks removed, tried swapping the other one in the other slot too, tried starting it with the battery removed and directly from the adaptor, tried starting it with the Hard Drive and DVD-drive removed, in all possible combinations.
I've even tried just leaving it on for hours, hoping that it would just work randomly, but no use.

I've gone through a gazillion pages on the internet in the past day, reading about similar cases. To me, it seems like forcing a shutdown somehow messed with the BIOS. I really want to find the damn CMOS cell and try to reset the BIOS, but in this particular laptop, dismantling is a nightmare. I can't get past taking the palmrest apart. I'll have to take it to a technician to check th... Read more

Answer:Blank screen: Laptop won't load BIOS after forced shutdown.

I think you should take out the CMOS battery, so you can reset the BIOS?

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Hi,

Just got the parts for a new computer, my husband put it together... powered it up and hit Delete to enter the BIOS for setup.

It goes to a black screen with the following text and then does nothing.

"A7510NMS V1.0 011508
Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, Speed: 333x9=2997MHz
DRAM Frequency For DDR2 800 (Dual Channel)
Initializing USB Controllers... Done."

ALL parts of that computer are brand new.

I have not been able to make a boot disk or BIOS back-up, as I have not been able to get past the above point.

In addition, on the many times I have tried clearing the CMOS, hitting the reset switches on the mobo and restarting... often when it gets to the screen where you would press a key to get into the BIOS it will hang at that point and no amount of key pressing will make it change screens.

The mobo is a MSI P7N Diamond.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Won't load BIOS, gets stuck after UBS...Done.

I have decided to send the mobo back for a replacement.

This thread is dead.

Thank you.
 

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Hi everyoneMy laptop is a HP Pavilion 15-p077sa.When I start it up it starts black then after a while it will go into preparing automatic repair and will have a spinny circle. After a minute after that it goes back to the black screen.Before this all the laptop would come up with a CMOS reset 502 error.Ive bought a recovery disc to try and get me out of the issue but I can't start the bios.No matter what button I press, escape, f1, f2, f10 ,f8,f12, I can't get the boot menu to start up so I am stuck!My CMOS needs replacing as the date has been dodgy but it went back to normal but right before it broke it thought it was 4am when it was midday.I want to replace the CMOS myself as I've found out that it is just a normal battery however getting to the on this laptop is really difficult and I don't have non conductive tools or the expertise.Is it possible for me to use the windows recovery disc in this situation and for it to temporarily work in the mean time before I get the the battery replaced?I hope someone can help. I am this close to replacing the battery myself as I can't afford taking it in for repair

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

I have an Asus X50N Laptop running Vista Home Premium 32bit.
(Model:X50N-AP048C)
AMD Turion 64 2.0GHz
3GB RAM, 120GB HDD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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My Sister's Laptop is stuck At 64% and we cant do anything with it it just keeps reloading over and over. We Don't know what to do please reply ASAP.

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If you remember me i just installed my new parts, and i reinstalled windows, all my games, and the  other programs i used to have.  But now when i start BF2, it just sits there one the loading screen, the one that is a rectangle and says Battlefield 2 on it, and has a background image of a tank and some other stuff.  I was able to play it before, that was with a Celeron D processor, and a 5700 nvidia graphics card.  Shouldnt it still work with the new AMD and 7300 GT graphics card?

Answer:Stuck on load screen on BF2

Do you mean the menu loading screen or the loading screen for starting an actual level?Make sure your drivers are all up to date etc etc.

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I'm having a similar problem...except I'm limited in other ways.

It's my older brother's computer. He runs all his computers into the ground somehow...but I bought it off him before it was "too late".

Okay. I'm also getting stuck at the Windows XP Loading screen. My safemode doesn't work for whatever reason. I've reinstalled Windows trying to get it to work, but it stops on one of the drivers, sits there, and locks up. So I'm on the family computer typing this.

I DO have my Windows Professional CD, but there's nothing I can really do. I want reinstalling windows to be a LAST resort, since I had to do that like....not even 2 weeks ago...but the more I think about it, I don't really have much choice.

The only choice I see available in Windows XP Setup is Recovery. All that does is bring me to a command prompt screen. Choose which installation of Windows. Login. Then it just sits there as C:\Windows\ and I don't know what commands to use (out of the HELP list).

I did use FIXBOOT. I figured why not. Didn't really help.

I think what caused it is when I updated to Service Pack 2.
The reason I had to reinstall windows about 2 weeks ago is because I'd get black screened after the loading screen. Everything still worked, I just couldn't see anything. (On login screen if you hit TAB and then Enter it'll logon to the first user [after typing a password] and you'll hear the login sounds your... Read more

Answer:Windows Load Screen Stuck

Ken14Z said:

I'm having a similar problem...except I'm limited in other ways.

It's my older brother's computer. He runs all his computers into the ground somehow...but I bought it off him before it was "too late".

Okay. I'm also getting stuck at the Windows XP Loading screen. My safemode doesn't work for whatever reason. I've reinstalled Windows trying to get it to work, but it stops on one of the drivers, sits there, and locks up. So I'm on the family computer typing this.

I DO have my Windows Professional CD, but there's nothing I can really do. I want reinstalling windows to be a LAST resort, since I had to do that like....not even 2 weeks ago...but the more I think about it, I don't really have much choice.

The only choice I see available in Windows XP Setup is Recovery. All that does is bring me to a command prompt screen. Choose which installation of Windows. Login. Then it just sits there as C:\Windows\ and I don't know what commands to use (out of the HELP list).

I did use FIXBOOT. I figured why not. Didn't really help.

I think what caused it is when I updated to Service Pack 2.
The reason I had to reinstall windows about 2 weeks ago is because I'd get black screened after the loading screen. Everything still worked, I just couldn't see anything. (On login screen if you hit TAB and then Enter it'll logon to the first user [after typing a password] and you'll hear the log... Read more

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my computer is stuck on the windows XP load screen. I re installed the Windows XP. In Safe Mode there is no problem. Please help me

Answer:Stuck on the Windows XP load screen

in safe mode

in msconfig/startup

untick the boxes for all none ms items and see if it starts normally

if it does retick one at a time rebooting,until you find the one causing the problem

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For the past three days, after trying to fix the webcam that isn't working, yet the light was on, has now been stuck on this screen (as pictured). Someone please help! I'm a full-time university student and need to use my computer for a litany of things. Can anyone help?


























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tried safe mode gets stuck there too.
tried hirens boot disc  no icons up on screen -i guess it can't seem to find harddrive
tried recovery console to do system restore but just stays on examing(harddrive)
 
i read on here about  making a disc (german) to do a chkdsk (tools/ntfs4dos/chkdsk)
but it starts then stops and you see the prompt. x> actually it may not even have started the chkdsk maybe can't find the drive although recovery console new it was a 500gb drive so it found something.
 
tried to find  a harddrive checker i could get on disc but can't seem to find one i'm using  hirens boot disc using another harddrive that doesn't have windows working so i am very limited as to what i can do.
 
main thing is to find out if flies are still on there.
 
thanks
ric

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I had a dual monitor set up and one day both monitors froze and the computer shut itself down.

Ever since, when turning on the PC this is as far as I can get: IMG 5324 - YouTube . This cycles forever and does not progress to any other screen or options. After a short period of trying to boot, the computer will restart and come back to this same screen.

I haven't found anything of help thus far on forums and would love to get this issue resolved..

It may be worth noting that I had a new Hard Drive installed 4 months ago... Could this be another Hard Drive issue?

PLS HALP! I love my computer

*Explain as if I were a child - Einstein*

Answer:Windows 10 Stuck in Load Screen BEGGING FOR HELP

Did you try unplugging both monitors, removing your graphics card, and plugging one of the monitors into the on-board connections?

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My Computer is Stuck on the Boot up screen and will not load windows, I have tried to reset but nothing seems to work or fix the problem... Please help

Answer:My Computer is Stuck on the boot up screen and will not load...

Hi, Shutdown the notebook.  Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to enter the Start-up Menu.  Select the Diagnostic Menu option ( f2 ) and run the tests on the Hard Drive and Memory. Post back with the results, including any error codes that may be generated. Regards, DP-K

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Hey guys, first off here are my specs

Motherboard - Gigabyte S-series GA-X48-DS4, Ultra Durable 2
RAM - 4 x Corsair 1024mb RAM
Processor - Intel Core 2 Guad Processor Q9400
Video Card - Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX
HDD - Western Digital 500gig
Power Supply - 700 watts ,Model 700SEL, Fan Controlled EPS 12V PowerSupply
Keyboard - Logitech G15 Keyboard
Mouse - Logitech G13 Laser Mouse

around November last year when i went to switch my computer on, it would power up then turn off around 5 seconds (before it could load up the motherboard screen). It did this continuously until eventually it would load up, start Windows Vista and i was able to access my computer. The time it took to finally load up randomized, between up to half an hour to booting up first time around. About 1 month ago after moving houses i set up my computer, plugged it in etc. However this time when i went to turn it on the same problem occurred it would power on off on off, but this time it never booted up. I got a new CPU (the CPU listed above) to try and fix the startup problems, but the same problem occured. I tested again, this time without a stick off RAM, and it managed to start up, however it got stuck at the motherboard splash screen. At the mb screen im unable to use my mouse or keyboard. I've tried putting the old CPU in, and trying to start up but i still get stuck at the splash screen. When i have the new cpu in, sometimes I'm able to get past the motherboard screen, and i go to r... Read more

Answer:Stuck at motherboard screen and can't load windows

I would try a new PSU. That psu sounds really low quality. What is the brand of it?

If that doesn't help the problem I would blame the motherboard.
 

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tried safe mode gets stuck there too.
tried hirens boot disc  no icons up on screen -i guess it can't seem to find harddrive
tried recovery console to do system restore but just stays on examing(harddrive)
 
i read on here about  making a disc (german) to do a chkdsk (tools/ntfs4dos/chkdsk)
but it starts then stops and you see the prompt. x> actually it may not even have started the chkdsk maybe can't find the drive although recovery console new it was a 500gb drive so it found something.
 
tried to find  a harddrive checker i could get on disc but can't seem to find one i'm using  hirens boot disc using another harddrive that doesn't have windows working so i am very limited as to what i can do.
 
main thing is to find out if flies are still on there.
 
thanks
ric

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everytime i trun on my computer it stays on the window xp loading screen forever.
dont know what wrong so can someone help.

Answer:my computer is stuck on the windows XP load screen

Hello trollman7777,

Will the system start in "safe mode"? Restart the system and repeatedly tap "F8" choose safe mode.

Let us know the results.

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Using window xp pro
I on computer.
It's fine loading bios and till window xp logo..
when it starting to load the welcome window screen.. (which it didnt reach the welcome screen at all)
It just stuck at the black screen..

so i try to run in safe mode, weirdly it able to open.. okie

i tried to reformat... but it doesnt seems to work, it happens the same thing..

b4 this happened.. it all started one day.. i let my computer to download some personal stuff.. then, my bro went to play gunz online.. so the computer got hanged, and he just shut the computer just like that.. (how stupid) so now, i cant reach the welcome screen at all.. help me pls..

I'm using pentium 3..
as yall know, im a beginner, i dont know a thing.. just tell me what to do if u need any informations..
 

Answer:Can't load window welcome screen! stuck at dark blank screen

Try this, boot into safe mode.
Right-click on "My computer" and select "manage"
When that opens, click on device manager

When device manager opens, look at your graphics card normally under "display adapters" - any crosses or red splats?
 

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Thats about all i can give you now except its running XP and not very old.
Got any idea what i can try to get it to reboot properly?
 

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Hi,

I got a HP laptop, not entirely sure on the model number.

It gets stuck on the HP loading screen and then resets and repeats.

Windows 10, the only thing I can get onto is the systems diagnostics page by spamming F2. I was hard resetting my laptop to fully wipe it all and it crashed on 47% and since then it wont turn on.

Anyone got any ideas?
 

Answer:HP Pavillion 16gb ram - Stuck on load screen and restarts

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Recently my pc stopped loading into windows.
It would get past the windows xp black loading screen , the one with the bar.. and then it would go onto the next screen which has the windows xp logo and a light blue background. It would then stay there and not get to the desktop screen.

I have tried everything, using the recovery console via my windows xp OS cd , which says " The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems ".

I have installed winxp os on a seperate hard drive (g and when browsing via the new windows i see that the old operating system install (c and all the other data is still on my raid array. I can transfer the data off it onto my new hard drive (g.
I also have ran scan disk on (c, then defragmentor (as it was very fragmented) and then scan disk again.
However it still does not get past that blue windows login screen.

I have so many things set up on my original raid array windows install, so many things installed and downloaded i loath to format it all and put it all back on again.

Could someone give me some advice on how to get this working again, as i really have tried as much as i can.

Athlon 64 x2 4200
Asus a8n motherboard
2gb ram
2x 80gb raid array stripe 0 ( my original install of win xp c: )
1x 320 gb hard drive ( new win xp install, which works g: )
1x 200gb hard drive
geforce 6800 gt pci express
neopower 480w psu

Answer:Windows XP wont load , stuck on logon screen

Can someone help me please?

I didnt mention earlier but it gets stuck on that light blue windows xp screen if i try to boot up in any other mode.. like safe mode for example, just gets stuck there exactly the same.

Anyone know what it has ended up this way, or what i can do to fix it?

i keep checking my post and can add any more details if nessesary.

Alex

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I have recently installed BETA nvidia graphics drivers in an attempt to speed up my video games, during the latest install, the computer froze, and shut down. I attempted to reboot the computer, but the windows 7 loading screen was all that was showing. I am posting this in safe mode, as i have tried everything in my knowledge to fix this, to no avail. I do not want to format my PC until all options are used. Please help, thank you in advance.(i have another PC with windows xp which can be used for downloading and installing any necessary software).

Answer:Windows 7 stuck on load screen after driver install

Hi Alden H,

First, please post your computer specs. Posting computer specs definitely helps troubleshoot computer issues more efficiently. Since you are able to boot the computer in safe mode, try un-installing the BETA Nvidia videocard drivers that you installed. Another thing you can do is to go to device manager, un-install the videocard from display adapters and then reboot the computer. Hope everything works out well for you.

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Ok, i have a hp notebook. It has Windows 7 and I guess a Splashtop thing. I turn on my laptop and it loads splashtop, does a little count down and windows 7 usually loads up... now it doesnt. splashtop comes up and when it tries to load up windows it gives me a black screen and the only way i can use my laptop is through splashtop only to get online which is how im able to write this post, but nothing else works...I need help getting my windows 7 to work so i can use my laptop again. plz and thank you
 

Answer:windows 7 wont load...stuck on black screen

PuertoRiKo said:


the only way i can use my laptop is through splashtop only to get online which is how im able to write this post, but nothing else works...I need help getting my windows 7 to work so i can use my laptop again. plz and thank youClick to expand...

Splashtop as in the remote access program?
 

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I have windows 7 64 bit. I left my computer on over the weekend (was running a mine craft server from it) and I left to go on a trip. Sometime that night the server went offline. When came back today, I found m computer at the windows 7 recovery manager.

I have no clue what happened, my computer hasn't been acting up at all. I first tried a boot repair, and it didn't find any problems. I restarted it and a chkhd ran and it said that disks needed to be checked for consistency. I let it perform this and it began to "replacing invalid security id with default security id file xxxx." it finished but still got stuck on the black screen after windows loaded. I ran a memory scan and it finished without detecting any problems.

This black screen with cursor happens if I try to run in normally or also in any safe mode, so basically I can't do anything. I do not have any system restore points, there is no factory restore option (it's a gateway), and I do not have a windows 7 cd. Does anyone have any insight or suggestions? I've searched extensively and can't find any solutions. Thank you for any help, I'm kinda desperate. I really need my pc this week.

Answer:Black screen with cursor stuck after windows load

Also worth noting, I can not ctrl+alt+del at the black screen.

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My brother's computer that I built for him a year ago recently started acting up. It now will not progress past the Windows XP loading screen with the blue loading bar. If I try to boot it in safe mode, when all the drivers are listed on the screen (which I assume are the ones being loaded) it stops with "multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\Mup.sys" being the last listing shown. So I need a way to make it boot somehow or figure out what the problem is. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.

P.S. I tried booting with no USB devices plugged in (a suggestion I saw on another post) but to no avail
 

Answer:Stuck at XP load screen, stops during driver loading

This sounds like you have a corrupt file in your hard drive.

Check out your bios setup to make sure everything is ok.

Reboot your computer with an XP installation CD, then open the recovery console. Run Chkdsk/p then try to reboot. If that doesn't work then try Chkdsk/r.

Also, check your Ram.

Good Luck
 

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I have a 3 month old V570 It was working great in the morning when I came home fore lunch and hit the power button it went to a screen that said launch repair or start windows normally. I tried both neither worked. I tried F8 and safe mode but it just restarts and returns to the first screen. I tried every option on the F8 screen and nothing works. I have no idea where to go from here. I bought my laptop from bestbuy but I am a service member stationed in germany so my options seem to be limited. I can mail it home to my family and lose my only way of communicating with them for who knows how long or keep trying to do it myself(this seems like a bad idea due to my very limited knowledge of computers).

Answer:V570 Stuck at boot screen (Won't load windows 7).

hi tag82it could be just windows issue. can you try to start-up your computer by pressing one key recover button to perform clean windows installation?warning: clean windows installation will delete all the files located on volume c.

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I've got a Dell Dimension 8300 which came with XP pro.
After a HD crash in March, when I replaced the drive, and since I got it for free because I'd participated in the Beta testing, I installed VISTA Ultimate on the new HD.

However, what everyone and anyone failed to mention in this process was that you have to check to see if you're using the latest BIOS before installing VISTA.

"edward" from Microsoft said that all my problems concerning the system just freezing intermittently (requiring a hard reset every time) are because I need to update the BIOS (he gleaned this from MSINFO32 which he had me send to him.)

So I found a later version of the BIOS for this computer. However, Vista will not allow me to run it.

I continually get a message which says "Flash Access Denied....make sure you're logged in as an administrator" Which I am.
I tried going to the CMD "run as administrator" as well.

I tried turning off all the UAC controls from secpol.msc.

None of it works.

I just want to update the BIOS.

Edward then said...it's not gonna happen with Vista running PERIOD becuase it was supposed to be done prior to loading Vista.

I used the backup utility and have all non windows files backed up on another drive.
MS sent me a new XP SP2 disk with a new license key.

I wanted to install it on a different hard drive, however, Vista won't allow me to do that either.

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Answer:Need to load XP just to update BIOS in VISTA

If it was meant to run XP, then that may the reason Vista is freezing. I tried Vista once and it also freezed alot. I blame it on the older hardware, just like your Dell cam with XP.

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My son is playing runescape on the web and gets this error.

System in running Windows XP SP2

any ideas? Goggle searches seem to indicate that a 16 bit program may be having issues with Xp but nothing I can place my fnger on to fix.

Any help appreciated

Thanks

Answer:Win16 subsystem load failure cannot load critical screen resources from wow32.dll

Look at this link, scroll down to Correcting the WOW32.DLL Application Error in Windows XP
http://support.mfm.com/support/troub...run/wow32.html

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Hi, I have an out of warranty T43. when I turn it on the screen remains completely black( no backlight). If i attach a external monitor I see that the computer is just booting over and over again. Safe Mode ect dont work. The blue screen pops up after each failed start. It says TOP: c0000218 (Registry File Failure)The registry cannot load the hive (file)SystemRoot/System32/Config/SOFTWAREits log or alternate.is corrupt absent or not writable I can access the Access IBM. Through this I can save the files from the hard drive. I tried the restore. But the restore fails immediately.  Does this have the backup partition? Do i need some restore CD's? Is there a way to do this without losing the info on the computer? What step do I take now?

Answer:T43 Cant load windows, Blue Screen Registry cannot load hive, SOFTWARE, Access IBM

Hi and welcome to the forum!

Sounds like a dying HDD to me, to be certain I'd suggest burning PC Doctor for DOS bootable CD and run full diagnostic test.

Keep us posted.





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Hello, I recently started getting a black screen when trying to turn on my laptop, a Sony Vaio running Windows 10. I am unable to download the DM log collector tool since I cannot use my computer at all. It stays on the black screen even if I let it sit for hours. It's possible that I backed up a Windows 10 file when originally upgrading from WIN7 but I'm not sure and if so, it would be on an external hard drive. What can I do? Please help. Thank you so much.

Mike
US Navy

Answer:Stuck on black screen, large cursor arrow and windows will not load

Please follow this guide here & edit your thread & upload files accordingly to enable to us to help you more quickly. BSOD - Posting Instructions - Windows 10 Forums

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Hello, I recently started getting a black screen when trying to turn on my laptop, a Sony Vaio running Windows 10. I am unable to download the DM log collector tool since I cannot use my computer at all. It stays on the black screen even if I let it sit for hours. It's possible that I backed up a Windows 10 file when originally upgrading from WIN7 but I'm not sure and if so, it would be on an external hard drive. What can I do? Please help. Thank you so much.

Mike
US Navy

Answer:Stuck on black screen, large cursor arrow and windows will not load

Please follow this guide here & edit your thread & upload files accordingly to enable to us to help you more quickly. BSOD - Posting Instructions - Windows 10 Forums

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I just had a friend put together a new computer for salvaging some old parts and mostly new parts. I have an antec 900 case, evga e8400 mother board, nvidia geforce 8800 gt graphics card, and two wd 600gb HDD with 4 gb ram.

I installed windows vista on one of the discs, and it started out rebooting fine, however it seems to take literally minutes to get to the vista sign in. I have a blinking cursor for minutes, than sometimes it will wake up and fully load and show the sign in. Other times it seems to just hang sometimes with blinking cursor, sometimes without.

Does anyone know what could be causing this and what I can or should do about it? other than uninstalling vista and going back to xp? vista does load quickly after signin, but the wait from hitting power button to actual sign takes forever. Thanks in advance.
 

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Laptop wont load bios or OS

Interesting issue here.
When I press the power button, the HD activity led light comes on for just a second, I feel the HD spinning up and running, the fan kicks in and runs, then nothing. No leds flahing, just power led, no beeps, no screen and no bios.
I'v discharged static build up (battery out, power button held down 30") and tried both mains & battery to no effect. There were no precursors to this issue.
So I can deduce the laptop is unable to complete POST in pre bios, despite the lack of beeps yet can supply power to fan & HD.
Now the GPU is GForce 8400m GS, aware of the issues with the 8xxx series, I'v kept the air flow clean and use a laptop cooler. Possible suspect though it never ran hot and all worked fine till I turned on a couple of days ago. Now I understood that a failure of the 8xxx series usually presented a degraded screen, lines etc rather than failing post.
I'm backed up and use my second laptop so nothing urgent, just a oportunity to learn.
I am interested in hearing from hardware geeks and their thoughts.
 

Answer:Laptop wont load bios or OS

Seem to have been redirected here for some unknown reason !!
 

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I have a Dell XPS M1710, running Windows XP. I went to reboot the laptop today and while the initial Bios ( i think it's called that?) loaded up, the screen never got to the Windows loading page. It is just a black screen with no mouse. Cntrl alt delete doesn't work, I can't get into safe mode, it's just all black. I haven't downloaded anything new in the past 2 weeks, this just happened out of nowhere.

I tried doing a recovery console. I was able to boot up from my xp CD, and when I hit R and started to copy files, the process was stopped on a few occasions stating:

Setup cannot copy file: mountmgr.sys, modem.sys, ulib.dll, syssetup.dll, amdk7.sys, mf.sys, tcpmonui.dll, tunmp.sys, update.sys, agpcpq.sys, almin1541.sys, amdagp.sys

Each one was found at a different completion % of the recovery process.
I also did a Bios diagnostic check, and the memory and hardware seemed to be fine.

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I have same problem. Laptop start up battery and charger light are running. HDD and processor sound is hearing. But laptop not load bios and display black screen.Laptop was running awsome but this problem is found when i try to install new hardware PCI Express Mini Card for wireless WAN. Before installing this hardware I go through bios and enable all radio devices. And than in display option I switch to internal card intead 0f switchable option. Then there is some fn setting in bios that I have enabled. After it I have restrat my laptop then it goes to black screen.. I've tried many tricks as mentioned above but problem is still there.Plz someone help meI will be very thankfullThanks

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Any smart guys out there who know what is wrong with my PC?

I was having a weird problem with my PC where the monitor would shutdown while playing games such as Fifa, only the monitor would shutdown everything else would continue to run. There was lots of different suggestions on the internet about what was wrong. One suggested to go into BIOS and lower the performance of my GFX card. So I went in BIOS and changed two things. I changed a setting PCIE-PCI to PCI-PCIE and changed a setting below that about mhz from Auto to 120mhz.

Now my PC won't load at all. It switches on and makes noises like the hardware is running, but no beeps and nothing on the screen. Without BIOS loading I can't change anything back. There was mention of a jumper, placing a small metal climp on motherboard jumper to short circuit and restore to default BIO settings, but don't think that worked.

Any ideas or if you have encountered similar problems please tell me, it would be greatly appreciated
 

Answer:BIOS will not Load, no beeps, nothing on screen...

If your motherboard has integrated graphics, try removing your graphics card and hooking your monitor up to that. Your computer should work it's just your settings stopped it from accessing your graphics card. If you get your computer to work switch your BIOS back then reinstall your graphics card.
 

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Any smart guys out there who know what is wrong with my PC?

I was having a weird problem with my PC where the monitor would shutdown while playing games such as Fifa, only the monitor would shutdown everything else would continue to run. There was lots of different suggestions on the internet about what was wrong. One suggested to go into BIOS and lower the performance of my GFX card. So I went in BIOS and changed two things. I changed a setting PCIE-PCI to PCI-PCIE and changed a setting below that about mhz from Auto to 120mhz.

Now my PC won't load at all. It switches on and makes noises like the hardware is running, but no beeps and nothing on the screen. Without BIOS loading I can't change anything back. There was mention of a jumper, placing a small metal climp on motherboard jumper to short circuit and restore to default BIO settings, but don't think that worked.

Any ideas or if you have encountered similar problems please tell me, it would be greatly appreciated :)

Answer:Will not Load BIOS, no beeps, nothing on screen...

Hey have you tried removing your video card and using an onboard video? Maybe try a new monitor? Your video card might be going bad. I would first take the video card out of the question first, since thats where the problem may be laying.

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The breaker popped last night, desktop Dell with Windows XP wont load. Splash screen appears for about 30 seconds, the only options are F2 for setup and F12 for boot, then brings me to a "no boot drive available" Followed by
SATA 0- INSTALLED
SATA 1- INSTALLED
SATA 2 NONE
SATA 3 NONE
SATA 4 NONE
SATA 5 NONE

Between last night and this morning Ive spent about 4 hours searching forums and changing my boot-up sequence, disabled the FDC, to no avail, it still wont work. Any help would be appreciated.

BIOS INFO: 1.0.3 6/20/2008
Processor type- Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66 GHz
 

Answer:Circuit breaker popped, now my Dell wont load, stuck at splash screen..

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Hi everyone,

This is my first post here and I'm glad to have found this forum with so many helpful people. I am typing this from my iPhone since I'm having troubles with my laptop, so sorry in advance for bad typing.

So recently my gpu failed (8800 GTX M) and I ordered a replacement. After I replaced the faulty card the laptop was running beautifully for 2 days. Today while playing call of duty the game crashed with A directx error. Thinking it was just a random thing I restarted the laptop And it wouldn't boot up anymore. Not even the Dell splash screen appears anymore.

Shocked I disassmbled the whole laptop and put it back together. After this the Dell splash screen appeared again, only once though. Now I'm back at a black screen with nothing loading at all. I am super frustrated right now, and have no idea what itmight be.
Hope someone can help,
max
 

Answer:Laptop doesn't even load bios anymore

Does the laptop have integrated graphics?

If so remove the graphics card and see if you get the splash screen.

Odds are it has something to do with the new card.

.
 

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Hey folks,

Not sure if this is a hardware or software issue, but here's what happened. Whilst browsing, my PC froze with the screen changing to a strange pixelated zig zag pattern. Upon hitting the reset button, my computer now will not load to BIOS, with no beep- it just stays powered on with a black screen. The LED still functions and I can open the CD drive & close it.

Upon doing a bit of research, it sounds like it could be a video card problem. Although the fact that it randomly happened whilst browsing, and that I no longer get a beep on start up makes me think it could be a virus (although Avast! was running at the time)!

Any help as to how to fix greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

System spec:
Windows XP Service Pack 3
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core +4600
992 MB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 6150
Barracuda 7200.10 Ultra ATA/100 250GB
ASUS M2NPV-VM Motherboard
M-Audio 2496 Soundcard
Avast! Free Antivirus & Malwarebytes
 

Answer:Froze on zig zag screen & now won't load to BIOS (no beep)

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Satellite M70-340 screen goes black after BIOS load. Please assist

Answer:Satellite M70-340 - Screen goes black after BIOS load

Hi Totius,

That means after the Toshiba BIOS screen nothing happens anymore or have you tried updating the BIOS? Maybe you can explain this again a little bit more detailed.

The problem is in such cases you can?t do much because it?s hardware based problem.

You can try to remove the battery and AC/DC adapter for at least one hour. Then connect both devices again and try to start your notebook.

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when i turn my Satellite M40 on sadly it won't load past about 7/8ths of the blue bar going across the screen.

this has left me completely baffled as what to do.

apparently it could be repaired by removing the battery cables on my CMOS?

would anyone know how i would go about doing this? or have any other ideas?

thanks xx

Answer:Satellite M40 won't load past BIOS screen

Hi Dec,

The scrolling blue bars indicate that the Wondiows operating system is being loaded from the hard drive. If this process stalls during the load then it is likely that either the hard drive itself is defetive or the files which are being loaded are corrupt and cannot be loaded.

Interfering with the CMOS chip will not correct this problem since the BIOS has already been loaded at this stage.

If you have access to a bootable CD/DVD (such as Norton Disk Doctor) then I siggest you try booting from it and running a scan of your hard drive. Alternatively you could try re-installing your operating system from the Toshiba recovery CDs but this will over-write any of your own data on your hard drive.

regards

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ok this is gonna be a bit long but i want the details there. the issue pc is my old pc. it has windows 7 its an asus msn-la motherboard i cloned this drive and used it in my new pc. after a few months my new pc's drive died and i took the old drive from the issue pc(witch was not giving issues at this time) and stuck it into my new pc until my replacement drive came. when i got the replacement drive i cloned the drive again onto the replacement drive and then put the new drive in the new pc had no issues there. put the old drive back into the issue pc (this is when issues started) the pc booted up to the windows desktop loading screen fast but once it got there it sat there for like 5 min before loading into windows. once it loaded into windows it was un usable for around 10 min while it loaded background stuff. once it finally loads into windows if i try to open anything its still responding extremely slow. is there anything i could do to fix this or is this going to me a re install only situation? i did try to use a windows 7 disk to do a startup repair but it claimed i couldn't do it because i dident install from that disk.

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Help,

I'm having problems getting my notebook to load the Windows operating system. My notebook (serial no X6062917H) was purchased in Nov 2006. I did recently upgrade the operating system to Windows Vista (Toshiba Promotion), and subsequently had to upgrade the Toshiba BIOS.

This was done via the Toshiba website opting for upgrade via Windows option. Since upgrading the BIOS I have only used this notebook two or three times and now I am unable to use it at all.

When I turn on the notebook now, all I face is a blank screen with the cursor arrow. The cursor does move about the screen as I move my finger across the touch pad.

I'd welcome any advice on getting my Notebook back up and running, My computer knowledge is extremely limited, so please make it as easy as possible

Many Thanks

Mr Gibbs

Answer:Satellite Pro A120 fails to load after BIOS and XP to Vista upgrade

It seems you use the Satellite Pro A120 which belongs to the PSAC1E series.

It seems the notebook can boot into the operating system because the arrow cursor appears on the display.

Did you try to connect the notebook to the external monitor to check if you can switch the display to another monitor?
It would be very interesting to know if it?s a graphic card issue or the internal display problem?

If you will be not able to see something on the second monitor I would recommend trying to install the OS again.
But if it will be not possible to reinstall the operating system you will have to contact the ASP (service provider) in your country for notebook check.

good luck

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I built this computer about five years ago, but have upgraded a lot of it over the years. The only original parts left are the mobo (Abit IS-7) and the processor (3 GhZ bought in 2004).

A few weeks ago it started freezing and restarting randomly. Sometimes, on restarting, I would get the "Serious error" pop-up, which I always sent, and always got different results. Sometimes it would say it was an unknown driver error, sometimes an anti-virus error, once a RAM error. I had just upgraded the RAM when this started, so I ran the M$ testing tool several times, no errors. I also removed the new RAM, which didn't solve the problem, and put it back in.

Last night, the screen went black and the music I was listening to stopped dead. I waited a minute, then cold restarted. Now the PC won't even boot. It starts to load the BIOS, then black screen and nothing. A few times I've gotten the safe mode prompt, but only for a second or two (not long enough to make a decision), then black screen. All of the fans and internal lights are still on. There is no change when the screen goes black, other than the screen going black.

What I've tried:
-Windows recovery. First time I put the XP disc in, did the "press any key", got the black screen for about a minute, then the blue screen with the install/repair/exit options. I selected "repair" and was told Windows couldn't find my HDD. Okay, I had an HDD go bad years back after a similar bout ... Read more

Answer:Solved: BIOS starts to load, then black screen, then nothing

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Have a strange issue here (after enabling virtualisation support & discrete gpu mode) with my system.  I would really appreciate it if someone with a P50 could post the exact keyboard steps required to reset / load defaults with the P50 BIOS.This system has somehow lost all video output to the LCD before Windows starts to boot (no Lenovo splash screen, trying F1 or Enter to access the BIOS and the screen stays blank) - keyboard is never locked up.  The only thing that seems to work (i.e. the screen shows something) is the Diagnostics tool.  External displays via HDMI or mDP are not functional, LCD is just blank.. weird. It gets even more bizarre as the Windows loading screen now sticks at 'Starting Windows', yet I hear the welcome chime usually heard when the log in screen is displayed - I can also login using the fingerprint reader and then (blindly) shut the system down using a keyboard combo..  Crazy..! Anyway, if someone could post the keyboard steps, that would be great. Thanks   

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I bought a Satellite A100 - (model psaa8c-0fh00e) about 5 months ago. it was left on over night which is not uncommon and when i came back to use it about 15 hours later it was just a black screen. moved the touch screen and its keys and nothing happened. so i cold boot it and it turned off. i then turned it back on like normal and the notebook turns on but the screen is completely black. it's not even loading the normal Toshiba Bios screen.

Now my question: is if there is any way I can fix this, i am familar with computer and parts. I just don't get this one cause i've never had to reflash the bois or anything like that. I'm just not sure how to turn and i really don't wanna have to take it into a shop, any suggestions would be helpful.

thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite A100 has a black screen and won't load into the Bios

Hi Conrad,

If your A100 powers on normally (HDD spinning, optical drive LED flickers, fans turn etc.) then I would suspect that your LCD or FL Inverter has failed. You can check this by connecting an external monitor to the notebook to see if that shows the normal display.

On the other hand if there is no activity at all from tour notebook when you power it on then I would imagine you have an internal hardware fault, possibly the main board, which will need to be checked by a Toshiba Authorised Service Partner since the unit will still be covered by the warranty if it is only 5 months old.

regards,

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when i take out my video card and plug my monitor into my onboard graphics i can actually see the computer boot and can load bios. but when i plug in my video card then i dont see my computer boot and i cant get into bios. how am i supposed to disable onboard graphics if i cant load bios when my video card is in? i have a gateway dx4860

edit: just so you know i can load windows 10 fine with video card in
 

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Hi
Well I have had heat problems on my computer for a while someone told me at another forum that I should put a fan near the hard drives 250GB X2 hard drives I did that I also pulled out some left over stuff that i didnt need anymore that was not plugged into anything i pulled out two 6GB hard drives and 1 CD Rom drive Not used not even plugged in then I put the case back together then I find out that its not starting up now?

What could be wrong with my computer?

Answer:Computer stops loading at bios load screen?

How far does it get in the boot process? Does the BIOS detect your harddrive? Perhaps you accidently unplugged your boot drive?

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This just started happening last night. Earlier that day I bought a 160gb seagate external HD at Fry's for 50 bux and was moving tons a files over to it (for about 3 hours). At one point I cancelled uploading and rebooted fine, but later that night my girlfriend did the same thing and rebooted and XP will not load... not in safe mode. I didn't install anything with the external HD as it was Plug n Play and I didn't install any new programs yesterday either...

I don't have a Win XP CD either (or boot disk). I guess my first action will need to be to buy Win XP and try a system recovery?


Is there any way to find out what is stopping it from loading?

I also switched the memory sticks with some other memory and that did nothing...

I'm at a loss :l

Answer:Windows XP won't load passed the load screen...

ap f8 when booting and from the options try
last known good configuration
if that's no good boot into the recovery console and try
fixboot

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ok put a new MOBO in my area 51 m7700 to fix a not booting problem the occured from a suspecting power surge while i as deployed overseas...problem was fixed...some what. now it POST and everything but when it get to the XP load screen with the blue bar that bounces back and forth it shuts down. i try to re boot it gives the normal xp not shut down normal and the normal 6 choices i try to boot in any option(even safe mode) it repeats the problem. swapped HD, MEM, CMOS bat. when using the respawn kit(norton ghost of HD at date of shipment of CPU) i got with the cpu it will reload xp but doesn't fix the problem if i try and load a fresh copy of xp it won't even get pas tthe first portaion or the install before it shuts down.

cpu specs

pro intel p4 3.0
1024 ram
gforcego 6800 256 graphis
dual hd i 60g and i 80g non raid(prolem even exsist in RAID 1 or 0)

i am suspecting a corrupt file load somewhere in the thread but the guy fixing it suspects hardware. Help please this problemhas got me a witts end
 

Answer:Alienware won't load past XP load screen

Pay more attention to your typing...

Your going to have to strip down the system to bare minimum hardware. Set the bios to failsafe defaults, use on-board video if you have it. Remove any USB devices and any add-in PCI cards like a NIC, sound card and use only 1 stick of RAM for the Windows fresh install
 

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it kept doing check disk on start up but got that to stop now it keeps freezing on load wont go any where but if I log on to another admin account on the cmp its fine. Its just when I go into my main admin it refuses to do any thing and I ran registry booster and it gave me tons of errors how do I fix these.

Answer:freezing on load if it does load it gives me a blue screen

Hello and welcome to the forum.

First if you can I need you to run a full updated scan using you Anti-Virus..

Next if you do not have malwarebytes, then please download it and run a full scan, here is the link and you can download the free version.

Malwarebytes

When you get the results back please let us know

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I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1, but it reset my custom lock screen image.  I tried re-applying it but the lock
screen preview in the settings is stuck on a load loop.  Does anyone know why that is and why it won't set my custom image as the new lock screen image?
i can't find the  C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Systemdata, folder,
in my laptop
how to get default lock screen images in 8.1? plz help me..

Answer:Lock Screen Custom Image Stuck on Load for Windows 8.1, (Can't see the default lock screen images)

Please take a look at this link and it should solve your problem.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/29621-start-screen-set-default-background-image-windows-8-1-a.html

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I have multiple monitors and when i boot up my system the load up screen and the motherboard welcome screen start on my smaller screen, is there a way to get it to load on my other screen?
 

Answer:Vista 64 load up screen

Swap the cables around on the back of the computer...
 

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I don't restart my XP machine very often, but after about two weeks of increasingly irritating slowness / delayed responsiveness when opening new applications or tabbing between programs, I finally decided to reboot to see if that would help. Not a great idea apparently, as now the machine won't load at all.  The power supply fan kicks in when I turn it on, but dies down pretty quickly.  The initial Gateway load screen (with F2/F10 to access BIOS) appears, and then... nothing happens.   The screen stays there forever.  No error beep codes, no response if I use the function keys to try to load the bios menu, and no safemode if I hit or hold F8 when I turn it on.  Occasionally, it will give me the normal "yeah, enough already" beeps on keypress if I continue to hit f8 as it starts up, but even that's not consistent.I'm having some trouble checking the forums for solutions, since the core problem is the absolute lack of anything happening.   Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated before I start tinkering with stuff above my paygrade.

Answer:Hang on Gateway screen: won't load BIOS, won't boot in safemode

Is the hard drive activity light on when it becomes unresponsive? Did you try resetting the BIOS settings?

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Hello, been having this problem for about a month. I had installed pinnacle drivers and had no problems, but one day I connected my dvc100 capture device and my computer restarted. Ever since then when I start my computer it loads the bios then hangs on black screen with the curser flashing in the top left corner, then after about 10 minutes it continues to load Windows 7 normally. Instead of turning off my pc I just put in sleep mode so as to not to deal with the 10 minute start up. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks

Answer:PC freezes after bios load, black screen with curser flashing

You could try a clean startup to see if the problem persists, if it does not then you can reintroduce startups bit by bit to catch the offender
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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Hello,
 
I used aswMBR.exe to check my rootkit for malware. After clicking on SCAN it startet scanning and then a popup from AntiVir came to allow the access of aswMBR.exe. I clicked allow and the program crashed.
After rebooting it is always stuck at the splash screen (the start screen with the manufacturer logo).
 
What happened?

Answer:Can only load to splash screen / BIOS after using Anti-Malware program

solved: unplug the notebook from the powercable and remove battery, hold powerbutton a couple secs and then retry with powercable plugged in.

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On the Monday July 26th i was hit with a virus bomb with 4 types of rogue software, a bunch of trojan and including a smitfraud-c. I got rid of these viruses, but I accidently wiped a section that i supposed to not touch. Apon rebooting my system i get a dell bios loading screen then just black.

I tried to go to safe mode it shows the files loading, but it won't go to the windows screen. I have a installation cd for windows but some of the files won't load properly. i tried making a CD-RW copy on my reinstallation for windows, but my disk won't read 4 files.

Answer:dell bios load then black screen no windows logo

and welcome to the Forum

If a repair install did not help, probably your best bet is a clean install. You can take the drive out to salvage any data you cherish that is not backed up.

You can get a reinstallation guide specific to your Dell here
http://support.dell.com/support/topi...n&s=dhs&~ck=mn

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Alright, I've been researching this and I have not been able to come to any answers.... I was updating Nero to the latest version in Vista when it suddenly blue-screened... Dumped the memory to hard disk then rebooted... Now everytime Vista goes to load, a blue screen will flash up and then it reboots again. It won't even go to any of the safe modes.... Then when I insert the Vista DVD to go to "Repair computer" it won't fix anything....

I have a triple boot system which also runs XP and Ubuntu... This problem is only related with the Vista install....

Do you guys have any solutions on what to do? I don't see why Nero would cause the whole OS not to boot whatsoever.... Is there a way to erase the startup configuration completely as in deleting it or? Any solutions would be great... Thanks.

Answer:Vista Issue - Nero caused Blue Screen... Vista won't load now.

Have you tried to just repair the boot not the PC?

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I have looked through loads of other similar problems to mine but can't find an answer.

A couple of hours after a Windows update, I noticed my brand new laptop running very slow for something that should be a speed machine. I scanned it with antivirus, spybot, tuneup utilities, scandisk, and windows malicious removal tool. Nothing showed up!!

After a thorough scan disk effort everything seemed to work very well so I decided to make my acer restore disk just incase anything happened in the future so that i could boot form this dvd and be fine. Like a dumbass though I decided to move to a more comfortable spot which in turn managed to pull the power cable out of the laptop during the burn process. My battery was not in the machine so it killed the computer power. (pretty unbelievable when im reading this back but honestly this is what happened!!!)

Now Vista wont load up... It takes an age to get to username and password if ever, but then when i click to load it just goes to a black screen and nothing will show up. It stays like that for hours.

I just want to scrap everything on the system and start from scratch.

Its an acer computer and im pretty sure there is an option to restore laptop to factory settings but as i can't access windows i cant click on it to do this.

Ive used F8 and out of these options

Repair your computer.....None of the options worked (no restore point on the machine for some reason, and i dont have a restore disk as vista was pre load... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] Vista Will Not Load Black Screen - Pre Loaded Vista (No boot dvd/cd came wit

Hmm.. you have quite a problem there :/ you may need to put your laptop back to the original factory settings which i asume you already know how to do if you own the disk thts the only i can reccomend really if the OS isnt startinf back up propaly

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AS the title says, I recently had a system restore last night after my windows 7 refuse to load. Having done so, it told me to click OK after the system restore to restart my laptop.

I complied and after the BIOS screen load, all i get was a black screen with this _ symbol and thats as far as it goes. Its like looking at a black picture with the symbol only. Anyone got any idea to solve this problem of mine please?


Specs:
Acer Aspire 4745G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 512MB
4GB RAM
Windows 7 Home Premium

Answer:Black screen after BIOS load screen

If you have any USB devices other than keyboard and mouse, disconnect them, and do a hard shutdown by pressing the power switch down until your computer switches off.

Wait half a minute or so and try booting up again.

If that doesn't work, are you able to boot into Safe Mode?

Failing that you could try a repair install.

Repair Install

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new to this and not to good on the technical jargon..

basically i used to be able to load websites up then they stopped loading now and again and now they dont load at all.\
for eg: ebay i can go to the website search it all but click on the sign in and it just wont load.
there are other web pages which just wont load at all and just get the load thing and a blank screen.. and then time out.

ive done the AVG thing, spybot search and destroy, spyblaster.. and reset my router but stil nothing!!!

using windows xp and IE8
 

Answer:Can't load websites, or can load main page but then links don't load

How are you connected to the internet?
 

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Hello,

I currently have an Acer Aspire 5100-5728 laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium installed on it. After very many months of usage with no problems pertaining to the internet, I am suddenly met with an inability to load internet websites in an acceptable time. Other programs such as Pidgin (Instant Messaging client) and uTorrent (BitTorrent client) that use the internet work flawlessly; my download/upload and data transfer speeds are not affected at all, and according to the Network and Sharing Center, I am connected.

Anything in the browser bar, including my router setup, or the IP addresses of websites, take anywhere from three to ten minutes to load; sometimes they just fail to load entirely...this includes low-content pages such as Google, Bash.org, and various other websites. I've tried both Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, and the problem is consistent. However, the problem is only specific to my machine; I am currently typing this up on my parents' Acer Aspire, connected to the same network, and websites load with no problem.

I've tried the following:
-Rebooting the machine
-Resetting the modem
-Unplugging the router
-Changing router settings
-Resetting the network settings
-Using wireless/wired
-Flushing the DNS
-Clearing the browser cache

I've also checked the Acer website, and it doesn't seem that there are any driver updates or anything of the sort.

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Answer:Vista laptop does not load websites...

HiJack This doesn't seem to offer any insight whatsoever. I've checked and double-checked the log file, and cannot find anything out of the ordinary. Perhaps I missed something? I honestly have no clue.

My log is as follows:
Code:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:14:08 PM, on 6/8/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16643)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\WhatPulse\WhatPulse.exe
C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Pidgin\pidgin.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe
C:\Users\Joho\Desktop\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp/defaults/sb/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp/defaults/sp/*http://www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://en.us.acer.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://en.us.acer.yahoo.co... Read more

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Hi,I really need help.My new laptop arrived today. Yey!Plugged it in switched it on get the following message"computer was unexpectedly restarted or experienced an unexpected error. Cannot continue to install windows. Click ok to restart computer and install windows"I press ok the computer restarts and I get the same error message again. So I have no operating system and cannot seem to find my way out of this catch 22Any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:new laptop cant get it to load preinstalled vista

i do not need help

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Hi,
my son as a Samsung 17" R700 laptop running Vista,about 6yrs old which will not load/start up. It appears to start showing Samsung screen then goes to,
click here have checked the memory which says it is OK.
click here
On one option it says to load the Vista Disc but as we all know they have not supplied discs for a number of years.
Help/advice please as to what to try.
I
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y79/anthonyq/LaptopStartUp3.jpg

Answer:Samsung laptop will not load vista

Go here - click here - Samsung support page, look for info on restoring laptop. There may be a recovery partition and built in recovery accessed by F? on start up.
On another PC download Macrium Reflect, install and create the rescue disc and boot from that. It is quite good at repairing Windows boot issues.

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I received an HP Pavillion DV 9000 Laptop with a sticker saying it has an INtel Centrino Duo & Vista that I can't get into as it is password protected & I have no way to get the password. Here is what I found on the internet about this laptop: HP Pavilion DV9000 Notebook Full Specs:?Screen: 17" WXGA+ (1440 x 900) Brightview standard. Optional WXGA+ Ultra Brightview or WSXGA+ (1680 x 1050) Brightview display.?Processor: Available with Mobile AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core processor?Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 discrete graphics with 256MB dedicated DDR2 VRAM?Card Reader: 5-in-1 digital media card reader?Four USB 2.0 ports?ExpressCard 54 slot?Wireless: Integrated wireless support for 802.11 a/b/g Wireless LAN and Bluetooth on select models ?Dual hard disk drive option with combined capacity up to 240GB?8-cell Li-Ion battery?Weight: Starting as low as 7.8 lbs?Speakers: Integrated Altec Lansing stereo speakers?OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home SP2 or Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2. Optional configuration with Microsoft's Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005?Dual stereo headphone jacks -- one with high-definition audio support (S/PDIF capable)?Optional HP webcam with integrated dual stereo microphones. Here is the system info on my laptop which has a recovery disk made;Model: HP G60 Notebook PCOS: Win 7 Home EditionVersion 6.1.7600 Build 7600Type: x64-based PCProcessor: Pentium (R) Dual-Core CPU T4300 @ 2.10 GHz, 2100 Mh, 2 CoresBios: HP F.62.11/19/2009SMBIOS... Read more

Answer:Can I Load W7 recovery on laptop with Vista?

"Can I Load W7 Recovery On Laptop With Vista"No the recovery that comes with the system and is built in to the system has the serial Key activated when installing. Tandem SupportTandem Web Design

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Just bought a toshiba a215-s4817 with Vista. My friends dad said he could load XP on it because I hate vista...anyways I dropped it off at his house and he told my friend that he cannot load xp on it because its only made for vista? This seems odd to me, thoughts?

If this is not true, how do I load xp on here? Do I need to uninstall vista first or something?
thanks
-nick

Answer:Cant load XP on vista laptop??? Is this true?

yes... u need to format... and then try to install again

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Hello guys here's my problem:

Ive got a Equium l350 psld2e and i had some problems with windows so i reinstalled xp..
After i finished installing xp i was a few drivers short.. such as ethernet controller.. video controller and a couple more..

Anyways whilst looking for these downloads on toshibas website i downloaded a bios update (Big mistake).. Then the computer automatically restarted after downloading and updating the Bios..
So after the restart it loads up the toshiba welcome screen as normal.. then the windows screen then bam a quick flash of a blue screen then the computer restarts and repeats this process!

What is the solution? Need your help.

Thanks

Answer:Updated Bios on Equium L350 now keeps restarting at windows load up screen?

Btw my bios is InsydeH20. If that helps///really need urs guys. thanks

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My laptop loads at the beginning (where it has a progress bar scanning from left to right) then immediately after that a black screen comes on briefly then a blue screen quickly flashes and the system keeps resetting itself.

I have tried to put the Vista disk in to try and repair it, but it says it cannot automatically repair it. When I select System Restore through this way aswell it says that it has successfully restored the compute, however when it restarts to load up again it crashes again at the same part.

Any help would be appreciated and thanks in advance!

Btw, it's currently running on an Inspiron 1520 with Vista Home Premium.
 

Answer:Vista won't load and blue screen comes up.

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My Dell XPS desktop started to run very slow after startup (i would have to wait several minutes before i could even open software). I didn't have the time because of school to fix it, so I just dealt with the slowness and decided I would fix it after finals.
A week ago i started up the computer, waited a minute or two, stared firefox, and it crashed to blue screen of death; before I could write down the error messages the computer restarted itself (this seems very strange I thought it was supposed to stay frozen on the blue screen).

When I power on my computer now, in the very beginning when there is a black screen with white writing, it only detects one of the arrays, when normally it would show 2 arrays. (I'm guessing these are my hard drives? Someone correct me please). It then begins to show vista loading up, with the green bars going across the middle of the screen, but then all of a sudden restarts itself and repeats itself over and over. It appears for a second that the blue screen flashes right before the computer restarts but its only for a fraction of a second so I'm not sure.

Summary: My computer only detects 1 out of the 2 arrays, begins to load vista but then crashes and restarts.

My questions:
How can I diagnose what is happening?
How is vista starting to load if it can't detect one of the hard drives?
 

Answer:Vista crashes during load screen

Bump. Anyone?
 

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Hello, well about 2 months ago I built a new about 2 months ago and I just started having this problem (Everything was running perfect before this) - specs are as follows

CPU: E8400 @ 3.00 GHZ
Video card: Radeon 4850
MB: Asus PK5E/Wifi - AP
4 Gigs dual corsair ram
OS - Vista x64 bit home premium
Okay so today I was playing a PC game and every 30 sec - 60 sec the game would freeze from anywhere between 10 sec to over a minute. While it was frozen I could still move my mouse but the game was unresponsive. I thought it was just the game but it started happening while I was surfing the internet as well. What I thought was weird was that I could sometimes alt tab to another program which wouldnt be frozen but after some time that program would freeze as well. A few hours later while I was testing the game to see if it worked the computer became totally frozen and I was unable to do anything not even move the mouse. I restarted the computer but right after vista loading bar loads I get a blue screen that says beginning dump of physical memory. This constantly happens ive tried many times now and its making it so I cant even get to my desktop.

Ive tried booting in safe mode but the same thing happens. Does anyone have any idea what the problem might be? Thanks for your help
 

Answer:Blue screen after vista load bar

Did you go to the Corsair memory site and match the exact model number ( not speed) you are using to that motherboard?
Most blue screens are cause by bad or incompatible memory so you need to run memtest 86 first and bear in mind you need to run 4 full tests and each test has 8 full passes so you need to leave the pc alone for 3-4 hours. If any errors show up at all, then you have the issue and BTW, I have seen an awful lot of bad memory from Corsair recently, the other thing though is the same is true for Asus boards for the last 2 years in my experience so I never recommend them anymore.
www.memtest.org
 

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ56 with Windows 7. A couple months back my notebook refused to start up after the Welcome screen. It became stuck on a black screen with the cursor. Safe mode with and without networking also refused to load. We eventually fixed the problem by doing a system restore to the manufacturers settings, but start up has been slower than usual ever since.

A few days ago it began to do it again. This time, however, I was able to access safe mode. After restarting several times, I only managed to get my notebook to start up fully after taking out the battery and letting it load up just plugged into the wall. I put the battery back in but I haven't restarted it since in case the problem repeats and the battery removal method doesn't work.

I don't know what the problem is. Any suggestions?

Answer:Laptop won't load after welcome screen

Check your hard drive status first by running a diagnostic test. If your laptop supports from BIOS setup, please run the short and long test for any errors or passed results.

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how can i fix my lenovo laptop it wont load windows vista and i have no disk

Answer:my laptop wont load windows vista

Stop double-posting. We have enough posts to contend with without the same person throwing two at us on the same day about the same problem! be patient!

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"The procedure entry point ntoskrnl.ExiAcquireFastMutex could not be located in the dynamic link library HAL.dll"All i get is what's above on a blue screen and the laptop will not load up, just keeps shutting down and re-starting, anyone any ideas as to how to fix this without re-installing as i have tried system restore, that won't work, won't even boot into safe mode either and tried last known good configuration etc but nothing works, please help, anyone.ThanksAndy

Answer:Windows VISTA laptop will not load up, keeps shutt

Will it star in Safe Mode? tapping F5 or F8 as laptop is starting

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I purchased a system with dual GTX580's about a year and a half ago. I have had issues with system crashes (lockups, no blue screen, and no alt-tabbing out of them) almost from the beginning. Since I am impressed with some of the technical responses I have seen on threads in this forum, thought I'd reach out for help before I pull what hair I have left out.....

I tried literally every different bios update available, every single driver release Nvidia has released, too many clean windows installs to count, MSI Afterburner/EVGA Precision (video voltage increases, clock decreases (removing EVGA superclocking), replaced the SLI bridge, different ram, different powersupply cables, different fan speeds, and so many other things over the past 1.5 years it's rediculous.

In preparation for trashing the cards, I pulled them out and put my old cards back in. These are also EVGA brand, 8800's, also can run them in SLI with the same bridge, and not a single problem. This is while running the same driver release (clean install though) as the 580's.

So I put one 580 back in, both slots 1 & 3, and to my surprise it worked just fine in either PCI slot. Tried the other 580, also works fine when alone. Put them both in, put the bridge on, and it crashes right after Bios loads, before it even makes it to the windows logo/login screen.

Seems to have gotten worse over time (was just during intense gaming, next it's when in windows but not gaiming, sometimes at the Windows l... Read more

Answer:GTX580 Black Screen/Reboot in Games, Windows Logo, even at Bios load

A 1200 Watt PSU should be plenty for your setup as long as it is performing as expected. If you have had problems from the beginning with the cards, I suspect the SLI interface itself is bad on either one or both of the cards. How do they run with the bridge removed and just the cards themselves in? You mentioned running one at a time, but have you tried running with both cards in without the bridge?

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Here's my System specs:

EVGA 8800 GTX KO ACS3 edition
Intel Core 2 Duo E6700
X-FI Xtreme Gamer
Western Digital Raptor 150GB x2 in RAID-0
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB x2
Corsair Dominator 2 gig ram
EVGA Nforce 680I SLI Motherboard
Thermaltake VA8003BWS Black ATX Tower Case
Windows Vista x64.

Every time I try to load windows, it goes to the Windows Loading screen, and it won't load. SOMETIMES, it MIGHT load, but then freeze when the cursor circle of vista shows (with the vista background), sometimes it MIGHT go further, but trying to open anything it will like freeze, then unfreeze. Sometimes I get a blue screen that says Windows detected a problem and has shut down to keep it safe or something stupid like that, I have no Idea whats going on but I spend a lot on this computer and I REALLY need help.

Also... If I try to boot in safe mode, it does this:
[Loading Windows Files] (and then it shoots down this list of files and stops, heres some of them)

Loaded: \Windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys
Loaded: \Windows\system32\drivers\disk.sys
Loaded: \Windows\system32\drivers\nvrd64.sys
Loaded: \Windows\system32\drivers\fileinfo.sys
Loaded: \Windows\system32\drivers\mup.sys
Loaded: \Windows\system32\drivers\ecache.sys
Loaded: \Windows\system32\drivers\fltmgr.sys
Loaded: \Windows\system32\drivers\wd.sys
Loaded: \Windows\system32\drivers\ataport.sys
Loaded: \Windows\system32\drivers\nvstor64.sys
[Please wait...]

Of course nothing happens no matter... Read more

Answer:Vista Won't load (past loading screen)

First thing to do is back up the files you don't want to lose.
You could try a system restore to a time before this happened or if that doesn't work
Set your boot order to CD first, put your install CD in and do a
repair install

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Hi,

I am unable to load Windows Vista when I turn on my computer. Upon restarting, it will show the standard Microsoft Corporation loading bar, then it goes to a black screen. My OS is Windows Vista 32 bit Home Edition.

I tried running start up repair and after about 40 minutes, I received the following results:

Number of root causes = 1

Test performed

Check for updates (error code = 0x0)

system disk test (error code = 0x0)

Disk Failure diagnosis (error code = 0x0)

Disk metadata test (error code = 0x0)

Target OS test (error code = 0x0)

Volume Content Check (error code = 0x0)
Root Cause: system volume of disk is corrupt

Repair Action: file system repair (chkdsk)

Completed successfully (error code = 0x0)
After it restarted, Windows still failed to load and I get the black screen.

I tried a system restore on 2 previous points and both failed.

It stated unspecified error

I/O device error (0x8007045D)

I tried loading Windows in Safe Mode but that also failed.

It stalled when it got to windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys

I don't know what to do or how to retrieve the data from the hard drive.

When I bought the computer, it did not include a system restore disc or Windows Vista. Also, I don't have a functioning DVDrom drive.

I would really appreciate any advice on how I might be able to load Windows Vista. In the event that Windows Vista does not load, is their a way for me to manually retrieve the files from the hard drive, like copying them to a ... Read more

Answer:Windows Vista Won't Load. Get Black Screen.

Is this the SAME system as this:
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/index.php?threads/cant-open-exe-files-in-windows-vista.301622/

or same as this:
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/index....lize-0x80070006-the-handle-is-invalid.238609/
 

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Okay, over the past few weeks my PC would randomly crash and then go to a blue screen!
i had stupidly ignored this, now my PC will not load after the start up repair!
if i choose to start windows normally it will just go to a black screen and not load...
or if i choose to start windows start-up repair it will load for a few seconds and then go to the blue screen!

i have tried other things like safe mode, which doesnt work! as it freezes when loading the drivers
i have tried a recovery disc, which done nothing!

any suggestions ?
 

Answer:Cant load vista (blue screen errors)

I had something like this on my computer. It could be something wrong with the hardware such as motherboard or hard drive. What model is your computer?
 

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My computer is an HP Pavilion
GX611AA-ABA m8300f
AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ ~3.0GHz
3006 MB RAM
Running Vista Home Premium (6.0, Build 6000)

When starting Vista it gets to the green loading bar then stops.
The only way I'm able to get into my computer is to press and hold f8 when booting to get it to load Safe Mode with Networking. My computer did not come with the Vista restore disk or the install disk at all. HP said they partitioned the restore disk to a section of my hard drive. But my computer is only recognizing my C: (has been for a while) even tho I have 2 internal hard drives.

I've tried restoring from a previous configuration and the issue persists. I've tried doing a startup repair and it says it repaired it and will now reboot, if it failed it will try again. But it does not try again it just freezes with the green bar again.

I'm usually better at diagnosing PC problems but this is escaping me. This happened a few months back and the only solution I was able to come up with was to erase the hard drive, install Windows XP with limited drivers, as my computer doesn't have XP drivers, I downloaded a Vista install disk (frowned upon I know but I have a Vista key on the side of my computer so it's not like I'm stealing it). Then I mounted the install disk as an ISO to a virtual drive and it installed Vista for me.

I want to avoid going through this process again and I even read afterwords installing XP on a computer that came with Vista... Read more

Answer:Vista Won't Load Past the Loading Screen

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Originally Posted by Orangeish


This happened a few months back and the only solution I was able to come up with was to erase the hard drive, install Windows XP with limited drivers, as my computer doesn't have XP drivers, I downloaded a Vista install disk (frowned upon I know but I have a Vista key on the side of my computer so it's not like I'm stealing it). Then I mounted the install disk as an ISO to a virtual drive and it installed Vista for me.




I'm surprised that your key worked with the Vista install that you downloaded as I am guessing you downloaded the full version whereas your key is for an OEM version.


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This hidden partition can be used to recover all of the original software in the event of a major problem by pressing the F10 key repeatedly when the computer is first started




tried this?

Also I see that your Vista build is 6000. That means that you don't have either SP1 or SP2 installed. When you do get it working make sure you install them immediately.

Regards,
Reventon

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