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Computer doesn't boot anymore

Question: Computer doesn't boot anymore

Hey everyone,

I've got this problem that's driving me mad and I can't seem to figure it out.

I have an Intel P4 3.0ghz on a Intel D865GLC motherboard.
It's about a year and half old and a couple of weeks ago I started noticing problems with booting and it seemed to be power related.

It won't start up anymore. The green light inside goes on, so it does have power, then when I push the power button, there are 2 ways it responds. 1) Either the green powerlight goes on and stays on and the cpu fan wil rotate once or twice and then stops, it won't do anything else. 2) nothing happens at all, not even the green light goes on. It alternates between these two situations.

It seems like it gets a short boost of power and then stops.
I had the power supply checked and it was fine and I just replaced the fan and the power cable as well, so that's not it. The processor seems fine, no bend pins or burns.

This is really frustrating me and I would really appreciate it if anyone has any input. I could bring it in, but these people charge 70 bucks just to look at the thing.

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Preferred Solution: Computer doesn't boot anymore

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Answer: Computer doesn't boot anymore

In response 1 does the green powerlight stay on after the cpu fan stops.

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today I couldn't boot my vista beta anymore.
I get the message:

File: \Windows\System32\Drivers\PxHlpa64.sys

Info: The image hash cannot be found in the system catalogs. ...

Yesterday I installed DivX, which doesn't seem to be compatible with vista.
Probably that caused the problem. I tried to repair the boot files using
the Vista DVD, but it doesn't work.

Can anybody help me?



Answer:Vista Doesn't Boot Anymore

Hi nri, welcome to BC.You have a driver sig isssue, see the quote from MS below on the fix:Setting the boot configuration. A boot configuration setting is available in the Windows Vista Beta2 release that disables the enforcement of kernel mode signatures to be persisted across boot sessions. Windows Vista includes a command-line tool, BCDedit, which can be used to set the option in Windows Vista Beta2 to disable signature checks. To use BCDedit, the user must be a member of the Administrators group on the system and run the command from an elevated command prompt. An elevated command prompt can be launched by creating a desktop shortcut to cmd.exe, and then using right-click and Run as administrator. The following shows an example of running BDCedit at the command prompt:// Disable enforcement no signing checksBcdedit.exe set nointegritychecks ON // Enable enforcement signing checks applyBcdedit.exe set nointegritychecks OFF // Disabling integrity check on an alternate OS // specified by a GUID for the system IDBcdedit.exe set {4518fd64-05f1-11da-b13e-00306e386aee} nointegritychecks ON These Directions will get you into Windows without having to run the Vista CD recovery Disk.How to Disable Signature Enforcement:Using the F8 option. An F8 Advanced Boot Option introduced with Windows Vista Disable Driver Signature Enforcement is available to disable the kernel-signing enforcement only for the current boot session. This setting does not persist across boot sessions

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Hi My R60 stopped working all of the sudden. When I came into my homeoffice the other day I found my R60 dead on my desk. I had forgotten to shut it down the night before and now it does not start again.It will power and show the "1" light,  "A" light and then the "Z" light and the Power "Plugged" light will stay on, the fan will run for about 3 seconds and then it will stop with no beep-pattern. The HDD starts spinning, too.I removed one or both dimms and it started beeping when I put the power on again. I already tried all power button tricks, tested in ac and/or battery mode but nothing changes. Anyone any suggestion appart from buying a new laptop?? Thanks!

Answer:R60 doesn't boot into BIOS anymore

Unplug power supply and remove battery
Press power-key for approx. 30 secs.
Attach power-supply and try to start the notebook (leave battery off).
Also check the USB ports, whether there is a short with the contacts.

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Hello, I wanted to reboot my Yoga 720-15 right now, it doesn't do that anymore, though. When I press the power button, the screen turns bright and all the fans start spinning really loudly, but after that nothing else. I tried keeping the power button pressed for 30sec, same result. It seems to me like the laptop is waking up from hibernation mode, but the screen doesn't turn on completely. When I power it off, it powers off immediately. Anyone got an idea, what I could do? Greetings

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Hi, community,

my sat pro suddenly refuses to boot up. only power led flashes. Took the drive out, a metal part seems to make some noise. but - if the drive is down - shoulnd't the notebook be able to boot up anyway? Thanks for your help in advance. Wolfgang

Answer:4600 doesn't boot up anymore

Hi Wolfgang

yes, the machine should be able to start up showing at least the TOSHIBA-logo without the optical and fixed disk.

Some background info: flashing DC-IN means that you have a power problem in your machine.

Please remove what you can without using a screwdriver. PC Card, battery and so on. If you have 2 mem boards remove one.
When all is away, try to start the unit again. Still flashing? If you had 2 mem boards, take out the one still inside and install the other one in the other slot. Try again. Still same?
Then I guess there is physical problem with the machine.

If the machine now starts normally, try turn it off and reconnect one of the removed items at a time powering up the machine after each reconnection.
Test them one by one, and see if You can find out if there is one specific that causes this problem.

good luck!


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Hello, I'm the happy owner of a brand new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 4th gen, received 3 weeks ago and it doesn't boot anymore. Yesterday, I left it up and running, not plugged in and it shut down after being discharged. Since then, I haven't been able to boot up the device. When I plug the power plug, I could see the red light showing it's charging and now it became green which means it's fully charged but nothing happens when I press the button start. As well, when I plug the AC adapter, the power button blinks 3 times green. I've tried to perform a hard reset using a clip and the middle hole in the back but no success. Does anybody had such experience and has an idea on how sort out this thing? help would be really appreciate. Regards, poy

Answer:X1 Carbon 4th doesn't boot up anymore

Not sure if this helps, but you must have the AC adapter attached after resetting when you try to power the system on.    X1 Carbon Won't Boot without AC Cord - reset switch Good Luck,

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Hi all,

I have a Satellite Pro 6000 that is quite old, but until yesterday it was working fine. Today, it won't start anymore. The indicator LEDs are on (220v:green/power:green/battery:orange) but the BIOS or OS won't start. Fan doesn't work either. The FN key seems to work - if I press it, the indicator below F11 lights up. If I press and hold the power button the power indicator LED goes off.

I've removed the battery to see if that might help, but it basically gives the save (non)result.

Is there any way to do a hard reset? Or is it curtains for this laptop?

Like to hear your thoughts on this one.

Answer:Satellite Pro 6000 doesn't boot anymore


Try to disconnect the AC adaptor and remove the battery a leave the notebook for a while. Wait about 20-30 min, connect all parts again and try to boot up.
If it will not work I assume the notebook hardware malfunctions? Maybe it?s a motherboard fault (power supply electronic) or CPU.
Who knows?. Without any hardware tests it?s not easy to find out what device malfunctions

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Ok, a bit of a background on this:

I HAD a dual boot with XP and Win 7 on two separate drives with a menu system at the beginning.
a) XP on an IDE - 80gig - installed first about 3 years ago
b) Win7 64 bit - SATA 1T - installed in the new year.

I lost the 80gig drive and so I bought a new SATA and recovered XP to it using Acronis backup recovery. Works well now and XP boots with everything recovered.

Now here is where the problem begins. The Dual boot menu does not show up anymore when I turn on the computer.
I cannot boot with XP if I have the Win7 drive as the drive priority in the BIOS and vise versa. If I have the XP drive as the priority drive in the BIOS, I do not get the option to boot to Win 7.

So I researched and tried this
1) a repair with Win7 installation disk (repair startup). Tried it and did not remedy the situation
2) Ran BCD and found the XP drive set it up as a boot drive. Rebooted and it did indeed give me two menu item (early version of windows and Win7), but when I select EARLY VERISON OF WINDOWN, it gives me an "NTLDR error" or something similar (sorry that is going from memory)

So I am at a loss of what to do to enable a dual boot at this point. I really don't want to reinstall either XP or Win7. Is there another way to fix this?

Answer:Dual boot with XP doesn't work anymore...pls help

If you can boot into 7, install EasyBCD 2.0 after doing quick registration to use beta. Remove any XP entry in Add/Remove and then Add it back. Accept offer for boot files, Save.

If this will not correct Dual Boot, post back a screenshot of your full Disk Mgmt drive map using Snipping Tool in Start menu, attach file using paper clip in reply box. Add a snip of your Easy listings page.

If you cannot boot Win7 yet or the above fails, Try using EasyBCD2.0 in XP to Add 7 after removing it if necc. in Add/Remove tab. You'll need to install Net Framework 2.0 to use it in XP.

If this fails, boot into Win7 DVD Repair console, click through to Recov Tools list to run Startup Repair up to three separate times with reboots. If Win7 still will not start, return to Recov Tools list, open a Command prompt to type:

SELECT DISK # (for Win7 HD)
SELECT PARTITION # (For Win7 partition)

Now return to tools list and run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to write the MBR to Win7 to start it, then use Step 1 above, posting back screenshot if necc.

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I have a Dell Dimension E520 computer with Windows Vista Home installed.

My brother was using it last night and apparently shut it down as normal.

When I came to switch it on today, I got the following error message:


File: \Windows\system32\config\system

Status: 0xc000014c

Info: Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt.

I'm not entirely sure how this happened because I didn't see what was going on. Is it possible that a Windows Update that installed (oblivious to my brother's knowledge) broke the OS ? I've heard of it happening before.

I can't even get into Safe Boot either. I was able to get a Norton Recovery Disk to load up, but apparently I have no System Restore Points on my computer.

I can see all my hard drive contents using the Explorer functionality in the Norton Recovery Disk, but I'm not sure how much that helps my cause.

Could anyone possibly help?

Answer:Windows Vista Doesn't Boot Anymore All Of A Sudden

Since its a dell im guessing you don't have the installation cd

Check out this link

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Hi guys, I updated my BIOS today with "InsydeFlash" with nothing open and everything looked perfect, the program said it was successful and restarted.

Now the laptop looks like its broken, it switches on but nothing. however, it does attempt to read the cd-rom in the tray which looks like its trying to recover itself. Any ideas? The annoying thing is it's only just out of warranty

Answer:Re: Satellite L300-11V - After BIOS update it doesn't boot anymore

The BIOS flash may have failed, possibly due to a faulty CMOS chip.

Try removing any extra RAM installed, or try swapping around the RAM modules.

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I brought home my friends Satellite A300 this evening to upgrade Vista to Windows 7.

The Windows 7 disc told me before it could upgrade the Vista would need a service pack 1, so I started to install the service pack and when it went to restart mode then it went to step 2 of the restart and all of a sudden the screen went black and a load of numbers appeared and it did not go any further, the system frozed.

Problem now is that Windows will not start up and it wont work in safe mode and I am afraid that all my friends photo's and files are now gone.

I am gutted!

Can anybody help?

Answer:Satellite A300 - After installing Vista SP1 it doesn't boot anymore


What happens now if you try to boot Windows? Do you get an error message or something else?

Normally before you install something like a Service Pack or Windows 7 you should backup all files first and this should be done from time to time? Normally ;)
I think you can only recover the data if you put the HDD in an external HDD case. Then you can save the data on another computer.

After this you can make a clean installation of Windows 7 or alternative install Vista using Toshiba recovery disk and then Windows 7.


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I have finally managed to install build 7100 on a clean partition (installation took forever...).
Now that I have installed some software, it doesn't boot up completely anymore. It presents my desktop wallpaper and my single gadget and then stops. I can use the mouse, but I cannot open a RUN-window with windowskey+R.

- Any troubleshooting ideas?

I have disabled the login, so it should boot straight to the desktop. I can start in safe mode.
Installed Programs: Office 2007, Nero 9, AVAST!, Adobe Acrobat 9, KMPlayer, CoreAVC, DivX 7, DynDNS updater, ffdshow, haali mkv splitter, Irfan view, Take Command LE, Firefox, Thunderbird, UltraIso, RealVNC, Logitech Setpoint, OODefrag 11.5

- Any known incompatibilities?

Answer:build 7100 x64 doesn't boot anymore (presents wallpaper

Quote: Originally Posted by caid602

I have finally managed to install build 7100 on a clean partition (installation took forever...).
Now that I have installed some software, it doesn't boot up completely anymore. It presents my desktop wallpaper and my single gadget and then stops. I can use the mouse, but I cannot open a RUN-window with windowskey+R.

- Any troubleshooting ideas?

I have disabled the login, so it should boot straight to the desktop. I can start in safe mode.
Installed Programs: Office 2007, Nero 9, AVAST!, Adobe Acrobat 9, KMPlayer, CoreAVC, DivX 7, DynDNS updater, ffdshow, haali mkv splitter, Irfan view, Take Command LE, Firefox, Thunderbird, UltraIso, RealVNC, Logitech Setpoint, OODefrag 11.5

- Any known incompatibilities?

Hi Caid602 have you tried System Restore

I hope this helps


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Hello to everybody,
after resize the 2 volumes of my workstation that uses a raid-0 configuration with the mini tool partition software i am no able to boot the system. The system has a 100 gb primary partition and a 350 gb secondary partition that i have reduced in order to
give more space to the C drive. Everything goes well, but after 2 days the system crashes and after that the system recovery starts automatically (because there is a system recovery partition inside my hard disks). The startup recovery cannot resolve anything,
it works for days and i have to shut down the pc from the power button in order to end the startup recovery. After that i have tried with the windows 7 dvd: this gives me the following results:
-repair action: File repair
result: failed. Error code = 0x490
Time taken=19329ms
-Repair action: Boot configuration data restore repair
Result: Failed. Error code 0x490.
Time taken =187ms
-Repair action: System restore
Result: Completed succesfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 5203008 ms
The system restore doesn't work even if it is shown that it has to be succesful and if i do it manually the system cannot restore the system at the previous restore point. Then i have tried with the bootrec in the command prompt, trying to fix the mbr and
the bcd, but also this options doesn't work for my case. 
I if list the volumes inside the disk with diskpart i see that the c and d partition are marked with a rebuild flag in the status bar.
Have... Read more

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Hey everybody :)

BIOS problem: I was updating *BIOS* by WinFlash and my laptop "freezed" so BIOS is DAMAGED. Laptop does't boot up.
I was updating my XP laptop to *BIOS 3.00* version.

How to repare BIOS?

Answer:Satellite M100 - After BIOS update it doesn't boot anymore

I dont think you can do much if the laptop froze during a BIOS Update. I would send it to an ASP for a quote.

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Good morning everyone, am trying to describe my issue as good as possible, so please bear with me =)

Two days ago, I went into a game of League of Legends, on the swap to the loading screen I alt tabbed which then caused a bluescreen to happen.

It gave me the message: KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR and asked me to check if I have any new hard- or software with the technical information: ***STOP: 0x0000007A (0x0000000000000020, 0xFFFFFFFFC000009D, 0xFFFFF x0000000000000000) Physical memory dump FAILED with status 0xc0000001.

Over the course of the next 2 days, I've had a few bluescreens with the same message, ran CHKDSK, let it fix something and then had three following popups from Marvell Event Message:

[WARNING] Physical disk 2 is plugged out

[INFO] Physical disk 2 is plugged in

[WARNING] Physical disk 2 is plugged out

A restart solved the issue, windows wanted to do an update which is fine by me, however, when it tried to restart it couldn't boot the OS. A look into the BIOS gave me some insight on what happened: It can still find both my SSD and my HDD, however, all of a sudden they're in a raid. At first, I was able to select the RAID as a boot priority, but later on even that option vanished, leaving me with only the following three as boot options.

Removable Dev.

USB: TDK TF10 (My USB stick with the windows 7 ISO)


My question is the following: Is it the Raid that appeared all of a sudden? Can I somehow undo it? Are my drives damag... Read more

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Hi,I have a lenovo G50-70 with the newest bios (uefi??) version but i have a problem because in the boot tab in the bios setup I don't have anymore the cd/dvd and usb boot options. I don't know why they disappeared but I'm sure that before these options were available, furthermore in the "advanced restart" menu of windows 10 I have these options but when I try them the system prompt me an error telling me "this option isn't available in the boot list". I tryed disabling secure boot, and backflashing an old bios firmware but they didn't fix the problem. (Now I have reinstalled the latest bios firmware) Anyone could help me please?   Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity. Edit: Added screenshots screenshot 1screenshot2screenshot3screenshot4screenshot5 

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


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

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

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Hey guys,

I'm having problems here. Here's my situation: i have 60GB SSD and two SATA disks with Windows 10 on the SSD disk. But because the small 60GB SSD was always running full, i've bought a 250GB SSD yesterday. So, i disconnected one of the SATA disks to connect the new SSD disk, but then Windows 10 wouldn't boot anymore, so i figured Windows 10 has a system reserve partition on the SATA disk.

So i looked it up how to move the system reserve partition to C: (SSD) and did the following cmd command: bcdboot c:\windows /s C:

After this i had to flag the C: partition as active in Disk Managment. But, here comes the problem, i did it the other way around. And after that i set all 3 partitions as active and now i get the following error when Windows 10 tries to boot:

"Your PC needs to be repaired

File: \Boot\BCD
Error code: 0xc0000034"

What i have tries so far:

-bootrec /fixmbr
-bootrec /fixboot: getting the error "Element not found"
-bootrec /rebuildbcd
-bcdboot c:\windows /l en-us, getting the error "Failure when attempting to copy boot files"
-bcdedit shows ""The boot configuration data store could not be opened. The requested system device cannot be found."

Then i installed a clean Windows 10 on the new SSD. Offcourse this worked. After this i used Minitool Partition Wizard to clone the old SSD to the new one. And then it start all over again (which is maybe obvious). So now i have my hands in my hair, actually. Wh... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 doesn't boot anymore after flagging partion as active

Welcome to the forum. Not clear you clean install to new ssd but then you cloned the old one to the new install is that correct? Are the drives mbr or gpt ? You should always do a clean install with only one drive connected so you know we're boot files are going

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Well, after putting an IDE in along with my SATA RAID and then removing it, my computer no longer understands how to shutdown. Whenever I click shutdown it just performs a restart. This is very annoying. Anyone have any clue what's going on? Thx. This is Win XP Pro with SP2 btw.

Answer:My computer doesn't shutdown anymore...

Just pull the plug!!! hehe ... couldnt resists.
Dont know the answer to your problem but hopefully someone will.

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I have a sony vaio desktop (PCV-RX830 in case you're wondering). I come back from 2 months of vacation to find that my parents took my computer to their workplace so they can use it. I see it working fine as it had two months ago. So we open it up, blow the inside of dust and I bring it back to my home. As soon as I start it up at home the blue ON light comes on and so do the whirling of the fans. But then after a second or so of booting up, all the noise inside the computer slowly dies down and nothing shows up on the monitor. The blue light remains but it's obvious it's not on. After a day trying to figure out what's wrong with it, I take it to Best Buy (cuz i bought it there) and have their people look at it (the biggest mistake i've ever made).They tell me that my primary harddrive has bad sectors and my third memory card went bad (I had 3 memory cards totaling 1g).I give them the benefit of the doubt and buy a new harddrive and memory stick. I install all of these into the computer myself since I don't want to pay extra and since I've already installed harddrives and memory sticks by myself before. I start up the computer and the same exact problem occurs. Even with a new harddrive the computer just doesn't boot. Nothing shows on the screen at all. All i'm left with is the dying noise of computer parts inside the tower. Please someone tell me what's wrong and what I can do about it.

Answer:Computer doesn't turn on anymore

QuoteI have a sony vaio desktop (PCV-RX830 in case you're wondering). As soon as I start it up at home the blue ON light comes on and so do the whirling of the fans. But then after a second or so of booting up, all the noise inside the computer slowly dies down and nothing shows up on the monitor. The blue light remains but it's obvious it's not on. I buy a new harddrive and memory stick. I install all of these into the computer myself since I've already installed harddrives and memory sticks by myself before. I start up the computer and the same exact problem occurs. Even with a new harddrive the computer just doesn't boot. Nothing shows on the screen at all. All i'm left with is the dying noise of computer parts inside the tower. 1)Do you hear beeps?2)What do they sound like?3)Specs for PC?

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It's not its fault, really. I'm gonna blame it on XP. So anyway, it starts its boot up thing, gets past the part where the bar goes across the screen a few times, has a Compaq screen come up, then moves onto a screen that says windowsXP with a colorful background or something like that. And that's where the whole process decides to stop. Like it freezes up or something. So that sucks. Alot. It's my only computer so I'm going to go cry now.

Answer:My computer doesn't love me anymore

Is it overclocked?
Have you disabled any services?
Have you tweaked your OS? If so, how?
What were you doing last on the machine, before it was powered down or restarted?


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I have a problem since last sunday. I have turned off my PC usually (start button - turn off). And next morning, i couldn't turn my PC on! The onboard switches and LED diods on it are still flashing. Also CMOS clr button on the bottom of my MB is flashing too. It seems like it is problem with source or capacitors on MB. Anyone ever had same problem/know how to fix it?

Answer:Computer doesn't work anymore!

what troubleshooting steps have you followed? it might be an issue with your PSU.

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One thing that I had to ask from you cause I don't have any clue what to do with this problem. Today I tried to listen to music and put on my earphones but everything was numb. When I just listen to music everything seems to be OK but I think my computer doesn't accept earphones any more or something...

Answer:My computer doesn't accept earphones anymore?

Please fill in your system specs so we can help you.
Mainly what sound card do you use.

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I tried putting RAM into my computer and I must have put it in wrong because it started smelling. I took the RAM out and saw that part of the gold was burnt. I immediately turned the computer off and took out the RAM. The tower will turn on and the fan runs and everything but nothing will come up on the screen. Could the computer be fried? And if so how can I fix it? I'm not sure of the specs because someone built it for us out of spare parts. It's about 8 years old. Thank you for your help.

Answer:Tried Inserting RAM, computer doesn't work anymore

im going to say if u smelled something chances are that yes something did get fried like the that case it can be fixed but motherboards are not cheap to fix or suggest unless u know what u are doing id let a computer tech see if it can even be fixed or if its worth it to do so.hope this helps.

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I have a Lenovo desktop computer with Windows 10 and I had a hard drive go bad and after the person worked on it the computer never stays on anymore does anybody have an idea why every time you go to use the computer you have to power it back on every time

Answer:Windows 10 computer doesn’t stay on anymore

Make sure computer is not overheating use SpeedFan to monitor computer temperatures.
Please download and run SeaTools for Windows.

Before the installation begins you will be prompted to either Decline or Accept the terms of the installation, click on I Accept.

Once the installation begins you will see an image similar to the one below.

1. SeaTools for Windows will search for HDDs and SSDs on your computer. Please remove any external storage devices connected via USB ports.

2. Detected Drives will list the HDDs and SSDs found. Place a check mark in the drive box you want to run the scan on. This should be the drive that has the operating system installed on it, this is usually C: drive.

3. You will see Basic Tests toolbar above Detected Drives, move the mouse pointer over this to open the test options. Please click on Long Generic Test

4. This will start the scan. When the scan is complete you will see the result under Test Status , please post the results in your topic.

5. The test will indicate either Pass or Fail. Post the results of the scan in your topic.

6. Click on Help, then click on View Log File. If the scan failed take a screen shot of the Log File and post it in your topic.

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hi there,

my computer is really stuffed up, it goes to the blue screen a lot of times and now it can't read cds or dvds that i put into the computer. when i go to y computer it says that the drives are empty and please put a disc in. i was hoping that someone could help me, my previous topic was called 'computer restarts frequently' if you wanted to look at it. i was also wondering if i'd be better off by just formatting my computer and start from scratch. but i want to point out that i only just formatted my computer 2 months ago. and prior to me formatting the computer, the blue screen of death also appeared. please can someone help me.

thanks a tonne


Answer:Computer Doesn't Read Cds Or Dvds Anymore

Well if it is reseting with BSOD all of the time and also now not being able to read CD's then I would say that is it likely a hardware issue. Or a driver issue. Since you have only just re-formatted and it is still happening then the later is less likely. do you have any information from the BSOD screen.

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Recently my graphics card stuffed up, whenever I restarted my computer there would be three consecutive 'beeps' and the screen would stay black. I had it repaired and the person handing me back my hard drive (not the guy who repaired it) said that a new card was installed and it was apparently better for gaming.
I played games such as Age of Empires III and Civilization 4, however the games crashed occasionally. Age of Empires had never crashed when my old graphics card was installed (Nvidia Geforce graphics card) however my new card is an Asus, and during the play of civilization 4 the terrain details would disappear and black squares would emerge, then the whole screen goes into negative colours, bright yellows, purples and greens and then the computer shuts off restarts several times. This happened several times before and I would just restart. However it happened and my computer never started again. I cleaned out the iside of the hard drive and removed the dust.
The computer is 4 years old but it was well maintained, the power supply had been changed 2-3 years earlier, its brand is Hi-Tech.
I was wondering wether it is a graphics card issue, power supply issue or motherboard issue. Also I was wandering if replacing parts or buying a new hard drive is the best thing to do.

-Navneet (This occured Saturday July 17th 2010)

Answer:Computer crashed and doesn't turn on anymore

1st thing to do is get your hands on a DECENT power supply............. hi tech doesn't seem to be a mainstream "quality" brand
.....try antec,thermaltake,corsair to name a few pref' 600w+

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here's my problem, as near as I can tell,

a few months ago the wireless connection on my hp laptop stopped "seeing" my wireless network. Eventually, during a scan with my panda security system a virus was found (for some reason it is no longer in the logs-but is was, I think, trojan or sasser in my outlook folders-and it was deleted). The wireless seemed to work again but then went back to being "invisible" to my wireless detector on the laptop. I went to HP downloads to see if I could just update the "driver" and ended up updating "system bios" which seemed to work also, for a while, then the system goes back to not seeing the wireless. I could sometimes do the right-click "repair" option to get it to connect but that stops working after a while. I think that there is still some residual virus lurking in the system to cause this problem so that is why I am posting here. Thanks for any help you can give

I am not exactly sure if this is where I attach the dds.txt text but will put it here just in case:

DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Run by Victoria Jerome at 22:11:58 on 2011-06-23
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.990.170 [GMT -6:00]
AV: Panda Internet Security 2010 *Enabled/Updated* {4570FB70-5C9E-47E9-B16C-A3A6A06C4BF0}
FW: Panda Personal Firewall 2010 *Enabled*
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
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Answer:internal wireless doesn't work (computer doesn't see my wireless anymore)

Hello, Welcome to TSF.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.

Please do not install or uninstall any programs, or run any other scanners or software, unless I specifically ask you to do so. Also please copy and paste logs into the thread, rather than add them as attachments.

Please download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1
Link 2

* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop
Disable your Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools
Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this ... Read more

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My computer is a new Alienware Aurora running windows 7 64 bit Ultimate version; it also has an internal Hauppauge WinTV HVR 2250 TV tuner installed.

I've occasionally used the built-in Windows Media Center to record TV programs, this was how my computer used to behave:
1. I set time for TV recording,
2. I put computer into sleep mode,
3. My computer woke up at the appropriate time,
4. did the recording,
5. put itself back to sleep afterwards.

It's been a while since I did the last recording, I just found out recently that my computer now behaves differently: it only does step 1 to 4, it doesn't put itself back to sleep anymore. I came home a few time to find the computer was still on long after having recorded the shows, when it should've been in the sleep mode.

I'm scratching my head over this sudden change of behavior. I didn't change any power settings at all. The only hardware change has been the 850w PSU, when the last PSU failed and had to be replaced under warranty service.


Answer:Computer doesn't return to sleep mode anymore


Since the causes can be many, read this fine tutorial and see if it helps.

Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums
Works equally well with 7.

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This has been going on for about 2 months.I download the files,a security message shows up on a tab underneath saying that the file contained a virus and was removed.I know the files sent by my teachers don't contain viruses.I tried unabling AVG and Windows Firewall to see if I could download the files,but the problem still continued. 

Answer:My computer doesn't let me download text files anymore

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

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When I click on "Back up your computer" in Control Panel->System and Security, I get a gui that says "Back up or restore your files" at the top and nothing else. The rest of the window is blank. No "Turn off schedule",
"Create a system image" or "Create a system repair disc" on the left. I've tried a reboot. This is on Windows 7 Pro Service pack 1 (32 bit - 4gb ram). I've been using the backup method for several years. All of a sudden - poof.

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Hello, I downloaded >Security Tool< in order to protect my computer. Now I can't even start it anymore. Instead there are there are several options like >START WINDOWS< or >GO TO THE LAST RUNNING FUNCTION<. But whatever I do, it returns to these appointments and I'm helpless. Is there any way to uninstall it, even if Ican't start windows? It?s windows XP. Is there any CDrom I can put in and it will clean my Computer? I don`t know much about computers so I really need help. Please! Lilaa

Answer:How to remove Security Tool, when the computer doesn't even start anymore

Welcome to BCSecurity Tool is a fake, malicious program that needs to be removedIf it is listed in your Add/Remove Programs, please remove itSome types of malware will disable Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it first.Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file file and rename it to mysetup.exe.Double-click on mysetup.exe to start the installation.If that did not work, then try renaming and changing the file extension. click this link if you do not see the file extensionRight-click on the mbam-setup.exe file, rename it to mysetup and change the .exe extension to .scr, .com, .pif, or .bat.Then double-click on mysetup.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to begin installation.If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files.Right-click on mbam.exe, rename it to myscan.exe.Double-click on myscan.exe to launch the program.If that did not work, then try renaming and change the .exe extension in the same way as noted above.Double-click on myscan.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to launch the program.If using Windows Vista, refer to How to Change a File Extension in Windows Vista.Be sure to update MBAM through the program's interface (preferable method) or manually download the definition updates and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Then perform a Quick Scan in normal mode and check all items found for removal. Don't forgot to reboot afterward... Read more

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I got back from christmas break, (hadn't used my computer for about 2 weeks) and my computer was running incredibly slowly on the internet ( i have cox high speed) and when I tried to uninstall and reinstall a few games, they wouldn't uninstall, and i couldn't use them. I think i installed a corrupted rollercoaster tycoon disc, and that messed up my computer.
I've run Norton internet security (05), ad aware, stinger, and tried my cox security, but norton keeps interfering with that. here is my log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:45:18 PM, on 1/7/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
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Answer:slowed computer, games uninstall/install doesn't work anymore.

Welcome to TSF.

You're infected with a trojan...TWICE!.

There is a procedure for removing the duplicate infection in one go, but I can't remember. So, we are going to run the tool twice instead.
Please print these instructions out for use in Safe Mode. Or Save them to Wordpad so that you can access them in Safe Mode.

Please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop.Double-click VundoFix.exe to extract the files
This will create a VundoFix folder on your desktop.
Go into Add/Remove and uninstall:

Viewpoint Media Player

Delete the folder:

C:\Program Files\Viewpoint
Restart the computer. The computer begins processing a set of instructions known as BIOS.
As soon as the BIOS has finished loading, begin tapping the F8 key on your keyboard.
Continue to do so until the 'Windows Advanced Options' menu appears.
Using the arrow keys on the keyboard, scroll to and select the menu item - Safe Mode.

Once in safe mode open the VundoFix folder and doubleclick on KillVundo.bat
You will first be presented with a warning.
It should look like this


VundoFix V2.15 by Atri
By using VundoFix you agree that you are doing so at your own risk
Press enter to continue....

Press 'Enter' to continue!
Next you will see:


Please Type in the filepath as instructed by the forum staff
and then press enter:

At this point please type the following file path (make sure to enter it exactly as below!):C:\WINDOWS\... Read more

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Hey everyone,

I've got this problem that's driving me mad and I can't seem to figure it out.

I have an Intel P4 3.0ghz on a Intel D865GLC motherboard.
It's about a year and half old and a couple of weeks ago I started noticing problems with booting and it seemed to be power related.

It won't start up anymore. The green light inside goes on, so it does have power, then when I push the power button, there are 2 ways it responds. 1) Either the green powerlight goes on and stays on and the cpu fan wil rotate once or twice and then stops, it won't do anything else. 2) nothing happens at all, not even the green light goes on. It alternates between these two situations.

It seems like it gets a short boost of power and then stops.
I had the power supply checked and it was fine and I just replaced the fan and the power cable as well, so that's not it. The processor seems fine, no bend pins or burns.

This is really frustrating me and I would really appreciate it if anyone has any input. I could bring it in, but these people charge 70 bucks just to look at the thing.

Answer:Computer won't boot anymore

Sounds like a power or heating issue; you might have damaged something

An old rig had a similar problem, and it was a faulty power supply. Though you say yours is fine . So idk

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Hey all,So My Windows XP would only boot up in safe mode so I thought of doing a system restore.I went into Bios and set the the computer to boot from the DVD drive since I have a restore dvd. Now my computer won''t boot at all. I think my dvd drive is damaged because I keep hearing it spin but nothing happens. My screen is just black and cpu beepsonce then 5 beeps in a row. Im guessing its trying to boot from the dvd but cant.I do have an external dvd reader if that helps.I just wantt to get back into BIOS and boot set it to boot from my external reader. Any help is my only option to purchase a internal dvd drive. cuz i already have an external so i dont want to buy one if theres another way to reset bios.

Answer:Computer Won't boot anymore

Did you mess around with the RAM sticks? That beep code might indicate a RAM problem.Beep codesThe three most important things in computing:1. Backups, 2. Backups and 3. Backups.

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The power to my house went off. I fixed it and turned on my computer again, and the power went off multiple times after that in succession. After the last time my computer no longer boots Windows. I have attempted to start normally (the Windows logo appears and then freezes). I have attempted to repair Windows (it loads Windows files and freezes in a stasis of loading). I have attempted to open in safemode but the drivers stop loading at classpnp.sys. I've even gone into the bios and loaded optimized defaults but still nothing. I'm guessing it's the motherboard? After attempting to repair the usb's lose power so I'm not sure if that would indicate anything. The only thing I haven't tried yet is installing a fresh version of Windows but I don't know where I put my disk and I have a lot of valuable files that I wouldn't be able to transfer at the moment.

Answer:Computer won't boot anymore?

Just out of curiosity, did you have the pc plugged into a surge protector?

Could be a bad power supply or


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Well this is actually my friends problem but wat happened was that he left computer on last night and came back in the morning and it was frozen. So he restarted it and nothing appears on the screen! He reset the bio too and it was still the same result. He checked all the connection but nothing really changed anything. When you turn on the power, the psu does run. It just doesn't show anything on the screen.
any suggestions????

WE did check the connection!

Answer:Computer does not boot anymore!!!!

well did you switch monitors?

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After clocking my CPU from 8X to 12X in the BIOS setting, my computer would not boot up anymore. It does not beep or run a POST (power on self test).

Note: It is a 8-bit KT7 RAID Motherboard and 800mhz Duran processor.

How can I reset the BIOS setting??

Thanks in advance,

Answer:Computer will not boot up anymore

Hold the insert key down while you power up, it sets abit's to default processor, then go in the bios and reset the processor speed.

In other words, hold down the insert key, push the power button on, and keep holding the key until you start to boot.

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So i just moved and had to move my computer. My computer was on as of yesterday afternoon.

When i got to my new place and hooked it all up it now wont boot.

I dont get any response out of the video card and im really hoping thats not what went in it.

My motherboard used to do a system beep 3 times while booting and now it doesnt do anything. and as far as i can tell the whole thing starts to boot, the heat sync fan on my cpu turns on and the gfx fax turns on but i get no response after that.

Any ideas?

Answer:Solved: Computer won't boot anymore

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i was in the middle of doing something for school and the computer just turned off all by itself and restarted the load sequence. My DFI diagnostic thing went through all the lights and everything was fine until windows tried to load, just before the boot bar came up on screen i got a blue hardware error screen for about half a second and the computer began again.

I took a hard drive from another computer which i know works and tried it but I got the same problem, it boot up to a certian point and then restart.

Could someone help me diagnose this fault, I am willing to try anything you eed me to do to get a better idea of the problem.

Answer:Computer shutdown and will not boot anymore

Try pressing f8 continually after you turn on the computer and booting into safe mode. Also, if you have integrated things on your mobo (sound card, video, lan) pull out any redundant cards.


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I just upgraded my desktop to Windows 8 from Windows 7 using digital download. Everything was running smoothly as I was installing apps and drivers. My graphics driver required a reset after installing, and now when I try to boot up my computer, after the bios and initial windows logo happen, the screen goes dark and the computer stalls. After a while it'll give me 4 beeps. I tried the automatic repair, which seems to be the only thing I can do since I can't boot to the start menu, but the result is the same. I used digital so I have no media to boot from, is there anything I can do to fix this?

Answer:I can't boot my computer anymore after upgrade.

Hi, start in safe mode then locate the driver installation file for your video card and run it again, this should fix it.

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I have 2 old computers.

I installed a pc analyser and for each of the computers it gave me weird answers.

The one halted on '00' and the other 'CE'

I have replaced ram cpu etc... with no effect.

And just 10 min ago it was working.

I had taken the cpu fan off to dust the dirt off it and put some more thermal paste on it doesn't work at all.

Please could someone help me sort these issues out.


Answer:Old computer wont boot anymore...

How old are we talking here?

Makes, models, and operating systems/service packs please.

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I have no idea what do do next. I hope someone can guide me through this.

I can't get windows to boot either in normal or any of the safe mode choices (command prompt, networking, or regular safe mode) when any of those choices are made, or if I control/alt/delete, or power down and up then do nothing, the computer monitor goes blank/black after offering the options of going into setup (f2) or boot sequence (f12), then briefly showing a choice between

Microsoft Windows Recovery Console
do not select this [debugger enabled]
Windows XP Media Center Edition

Again, if I leave it alone, it goes to a black screen. power light to the tower is still on, but no drive light. If I reboot, the drive light comes on again, but always goes out when the screen goes black. I've waiting up to 30 minutes to see if anything else would happen. Nothing.

If I arrow up and select the recovery console, it acts like its loading up for a few secs, then i get a blue screen with white writing "a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer..." it goes on to talk about virus and chkdsk
I am
If I boot to my Dell recovery disk, I am asked to choose between installing xp and repairing xp. Since a new install is a last resort, I have not tried that. I have tried recovery console from the recovery disk, and that DOES get me to a c:\windows prompt , from which I ran chkdsk /r and it said repairs were made. Unfortunately it did not chan... Read more

Answer:Computer won't boot to windows anymore!!

Hi Michael, looks like you also ran Combofix. Did you do that recently (around when the problems started)? If so, the log may be of use.

Please let me know if you have an empty USB stick/CD burner to your disposal.

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Hello, yesterday I was browsin the web, and suddenly my monitor shut down. The computer was still on, but wasnt processing anything it seemed like, and my monitor was blank. So I tried using a new monitor, still no luck. The problem is every time i turn on my computer, my monitor stays blank, and it doesn't make the beep sound anymore, and the fans are constantly moving. I tested out a spare PCI video card, same thing happend. I think my motherboard is broken, but am not exactly sure, i would like to know if this happend to anyone, and how you fixed this problem if you did.

Answer:Computer doesnt boot anymore.

Is your hdd showing activity?

How dirty is the inside of your computer?

Have you recently added any new software/hardware/updates?

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I accidentally dropped my computer while moving it the other day (it was about a foot off the ground). The computer boots and shows POST, but then I get a blank screen; no small cursor, no error message, nothing. I didn't see any cracks when I inspected the board, and my system doesn't sound any different when turned on. I'm not sure what might be wrong, but I'm afraid I damaged one or both of my hard drives.

Reading in the forums, I found a solution of trying to boot from a floppy to recover the data or swap the master and slave drives, although because of what happened I'm not sure either will work. Does anyone have any other suggestions I could try to recover my data?

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Hello All,
I would be greatful for any advice you can offer; here are the specs on the new computer I just put together:

ASARock 939Dual-SATA2 MB
AMD Athlon64 3500+ CPU
WesterDigital 7200 WD800JD 80Gb HDD
Aspire ATX-AS520W PSU
NEC ND-3550A Drive
1Gig Corsair DDR-400 Ram

I got WinXp on there, was installing some software, and weird things kept happening. I kept getting error reports, of the variety that says that the program must be shut down and asks if I want to send an error report to the vendor. This was happening a lot, especially with installation programs that worked on my other computer just days before.
Also, I kept getting the Blue Screen of Death telling me that I may have a software or hardware problem, after which the computer would simply reboot, or lock up completely.

At this point, the computer has ceased to function entirely. It refuses to boot and I get no POST beep, and I can't enter the BIOS. All the hardware appears to be working and my cooling fans are all functioning, so I don't think this is an overheat, though who knows. I've checked all the connections and they are fine. I just want to know what could have caused me to go from running smoothly on day 1 to dead on day 3.

Any help is much appreciated.

Answer:New computer will not boot anymore; I think I killed it :(

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This morning, I took out one of my computer hard drive to put it into a different computer and turned on the desktop and it worked fine. Then later that afternoon, I came home and won't boot up anymore. It said there is something wrong with the master boot. I have 2 sata drives plug it and when I go to the boot setup it doesn't show either one of them as being attached. Pls help quickly.

Answer:computer wont boot anymore. Need help quick pls

Can someone help?

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hello all

I recently bought a UMPC second hand in Japan, a Kohjinsha SA1F00B, with windows XP home service pack 2 in Japanese.
the computer has a 500mhz AMD Geode processor and 512 MB of RAM.


I installed a linux distribution on it (xubuntu), which is fine, but in the event it seems to have caused problems with the windows XP boot, for a reason unknown. Now the windows XP partition (NTFS) are still there, but when I try to boot i get to the windows logo and loading bar, but then it hops back to the khojinsha logo.

odd. I was thinking that I would simply reinstall windows XP from the CD.
yet, lo and behold, there is no CD included ! I have a valid microsoft licence, the green booklet and everything but no CD in the pack.
from previous experience with my wife's japanese sony VAIO, I think this might be common on japanese PC's, where they prefer to use recovery partitions. now I do have windows CD's from previous computers, but they're not in japanese and i know this is very problematic for japanese machine specific driver issues.

but my question is, how do I reinstall windows in this case ?
I'm thinking there must be some kind of recovery partition somewhere, like there was on the sony vaio, but how do I access it, and reinstall windows over the previous existing windows install, from it.

or is there anyway to fix the windows XP boot ?

thanks in advance for your help


Answer:reinstalling windows (which won't boot anymore) on a japanese computer

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Hello, I recently bought a new power supply, along with more ram because I was already ordering the power supply. When the package came and I set everything up in the computer, the PC turned on and everything was fine. I started to play a game with my friend and the computer just turned off. No error message, nothing. I believe the computer overheated, but I could be completely wrong. Now, when I start my computer up, it gets to the Launch System Repair (Recommended) or Start Windows Normally. If I select one of them, it will get into the 'Starting Windows' screen with the orbs, and then the monitor will just go blank. The computer still runs in the background, but my monitor just is blank. It is not the RAM (I switched and went to my old RAM) And I also cannot boot into safe mode, or anything of the sort, as the same thing happens. And I cannot boot from a CD (Tried with a windows 7 repair disc and computer goes blank again)

Answer:Computer crashed during game, cannot boot into Windows anymore.

anyone can help?

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So i have a Toshibal laptop running windows xp, it is bought many few years ago. the problem with this laptop is i was using it regularly just like any other days and after shutting it down the night and turning it back on it wouldnt boot to windows anymore. what happens exactly is it shows the windows xp logo loading for 1-2 second, and about a millisecond it shows a blue screen and it restarts and whole thing again and again. i have tried safe mode but nothing would work. i also have a windows xp CD, but it only gives me a fresh install option.
is there anything i can do to fix this computer?

Answer:Toshiba Computer mysteriously wont boot anymore

At the install screen, doesn't it list 'Press R to repair'?
See if you can follow the steps to do a repair install as directed here-
You'll need your product key,

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Hey everyone,

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T410 laptop running Windows 7, 32-bit. This morning, I used it to check my e-mails and it lagged hard, so I left it there a couple of minutes. When I came back, it seemed to go fine, so I just decided to shut it down and take it to work to read my e-mails from there. (I didn't notice if it shut down properly or not; I left it on my desk and came back a couple of minutes later to put it in my bad)

When I tried to boot it from there, the screen went black right after the Windows flag logo. I restarted it, running the Startup Repair this time and it gave me this problem log:

Problem Signature: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21199687
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 24
Problem Signature 07: BadPatch
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
ID: 1036
I looked up on some forums in search of answers to the problem and found out it was most likely due to a Windows (or Avast?) patch that couldn't be completed or was done the wrong way. As I said earlier, I didn't see if my laptop shut down properly, I wasn't there, so it is possible that it is because of this.

To try fix this problem, I tried to boot in safe mode, but like some others, it hanged when loading \Windows\System32\Drivers\aswRvrt.sys. It hanged at the same spot while trying to boot in the three safe mode alternatives (Safe Mode, Safe Mode w... Read more

Answer:Computer can't boot anymore - Problem signature 05: BadPatch

See if these instructions with your situation: black screen, no repair options

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My conputer was running slowly so i decided to factory reset it and after i did that it got stuck in a continuos boot loop. It will start and do some weird stuff then go to a black screen, then it repeats non stop. Ive watched multiple videos and people say i need to boot from a usb and stuff like that but i dont have windows on a usb so i dont think that will work. Any help is appreciated, thanks!

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My conputer was running slowly so i decided to factory reset it and after i did that it got stuck in a continuos boot loop. It will start and do some weird stuff then go to a black screen, then it repeats non stop. Ive watched multiple videos and people say i need to boot from a usb and stuff like that but i dont have windows on a usb so i dont think that will work. Any help is appreciated, thanks!

Answer:I RESET MY COMPUTER RUNNING WINDOWS 10 and it wont boot up anymore

Did the computer come with Windows 10?What is the brand and exact model?

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sooo i accidentally click some pop up and it goes ahead and downloads some 'PC shield' ******** virus disguised as an antivirus. everything was crashinggg i was in a rushh, turned off the computer. go to turn it back on, it gets to the point where its loading windows, and then just restarts. im absolutely pissed since i jsut recently reformatted my computer to eradicate all its bugs. any help?

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Hello bleepingcomputer! I'm pretty sure that my system is infected. Here are the symptoms:

Computer started throwing several pop-ups from AntiVir indicating the presence of trojans, etc. The window for Antivirus 2010 (or something similar . . . a rogue security program) appeared. Pop-ups continued until system just quit responding to attempts to open folders to locate my malware removal progs. I forced the system to shut down. Since then, it hasn't been able to fully boot regularly OR in safe mode. The recovery console works, but I'm not sure what exactly to do from it to repair to machine. Kindly help me get it working again? I am unable to post any logs since I cannot get into my installation to run any scanning programs.

Answer:Rogue anti-virus, computer does not fully boot anymore

Update: I have now managed to boot into my XP installation, recover the taskbar and am now in the process of malware removal. I believe the system will recover just fine now. Sorry to waste anybody's time.

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I screwed up the computer and this is how I did it:
1-  Installed win 7 with all programs I needed
2-  installed win XP on a separate partition in hopes to install other programs and "make computer faster". Installed with option to keep existing setting (both partitions were NTSF).l ater I thought that I should have chosen "format (quick)". but.. that was later...
3-  computer booted in XP only and i couldn't access another separate HHD (as a file storage).no boot in Win 7.
4 - panicked and cursed for a while.
5-  using BCD boot loader editor I saw "windows 7" on a list and added "windows XP" to this list.
6-  I didn't pray..
7-  restarted and computer and saw this - I said something like a missing/corrupted BOOT.INI file and It did not boot at all. It kept restarting endlessly.
8-  I inserted either win xp or win 7 installation disk into cd drive in order to re-install them - no luck at all. I unplugged C drive, plugged a new (fresh) one, now I see "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot drive and press a key"
9-  I should have prayed in step #6
9a.-  I cleared motherboard "settings"with a jumper on it (asus - 3 prong jumper) - no change in computer's behavior.
10-  obviously, I need your help, guys, in order to revive my computer.
Please help.
mb - Asus M3A7B-T
CPU - AMD Phenom 4 940

Answer:dual boot win 7/win xp went wrong - computer doesn't boot

First, did you actually try to reinstall the OS's? How far did you get into the reinstall because you may have wiped the data on the disk. Is there data on the disk you need to recover?

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I've got a Dell Insprion 1470 and it never worked right (I would return it for a new one but first Freak Squad has to "fix" it).

When booting it will sometimes freeze at the windows logo, just go black, go into start up repair, go into safe mode, all kinds of stuff.

I have ran many tests/programs and they all say nothing is wrong...
sfc /scannow
start up repair
memory test/diagnostics

I've updated BIOS and all drivers, Ive defragged and ran CCleaner.
I ran the full system scan in Dell Support Center

I can't think of anything else to do! Ive done everything I can possibly think of!

Answer:HELP - Computer doesn't boot right

Let's see if 'VEW' shows anything relevant.... download VEW by Vino Rosso
and save it to your desktop
Double click it to start it Note: If running Windows Vista or Windows 7 you will need to right click the file and select Run as administrator and click Continue or Allow at the User Account Control Prompt.
Click the check boxes next to Application and System located under Select log to query on the upper left
Under Select type to list on the right click the boxes next to Error and Warning Note: If running Windows Vista or Windows 7 also click the box next to Critical (not XP).
Under Number or date of events select Number of events and type 20 in the box next to 1 to 20 and click Run
Once it finishes it will display a log file in notepad
Please copy and paste its entire contents into your next reply

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My computer suddenly shut itself off, and when I turn the power back on, it will beep, give the normal Windows and Pentium loading screen, and then stop on a blank screen without doing anything.If i try and go into safe mode by pressing F8, it says please select boot device and gives me three choices, all of which do nothing. So I can't boot it up in safe mode, either. Is there anything I can do?

Answer:Computer doesn't all

Hi,Remove every single usb device thats is connected to your computer, expect your mouse en keyboard ofcourse.If you have the manual of your motherboard it will explain those pieps, if you heard it.My guess is that its a driver problem, you probally get a blue screen of death but your computer doesnt show you that.

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My laptop doesn't run in safe mode like the screen displays safe mode in 4 corners when the mouse is on the screen but then the mouse dissapears and resets in the centre and I can't doooo anyting And in normal mode it boots but then it like boots then  black screen then 5 min later conhost.exe stopped working I click OK then the same message but for werfault and srflauncher the error code was 0xc0000142Please help meThank u

Answer:HELP me my computer doesn't boot

There are other options to boot in safe mode.5 Ways To Boot Into Safe Mode In Windows 8.1

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Hi, When I connect my pc to the light it sounds as it is booting without having to turn it on and it doesn't show anything in the screen. My pc is a Pentium 4 1.4 Hz with 256 Mb RAM and BIOSTAR M7TDR motherboard. I use windows xp. The problem is my computer seem to boot (FAN is spinning) without turning it on. It's "running" like this all the time it's connected to the light. How to solve this issue? I'm a newbie in computers. Thanks a lot.

Answer:Computer doesn't boot

"connect my pc to the light" can you explain what you mean by this?

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Yesterday, I returned to my room after a break, and my computer was off. I was surprised because there was no power outage and I leave my computer on all day (which could be part of the problem) The lack of fan noise was painful to my ears.

I turn it on... you hear the fans and it sounds like it's fine. But nothing comes up, the mouse and keyboard don't go on, and there aren't any beeps. I first thought it was a monitor problem... so i tried another monitor and it didn't work, but when I realized there weren't any beeps, the mouse and keyboard didn't go on... i ruled that out.

I'm not a real hardware guy, so I know very little about this kind of stuff. Any idea of what could be wrong with it? And how I could fix it? I'll take it to a shop if I have to, since this has all of my important data on it. But I'd rather give it a shot myself... as long as the hard drive is recoverable


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I made this thread here t602975/so-i-wiped-my-hdd/#entry3915151 on the BOSD forum. But I think it applies to this forum just as much, because the version I have on it is windows 8.1 (although I haven't been able to get a windows 8 ISO, because microsoft makes me download windows 10 instead.
- Tried to make a USB recovery drive with a) a USB drive (recognized as a local drive, a sandisk ) and a USB drive recognized as a removable drive(generic)
- The partition scheme was GPT for both. I formatted the disks in windows explorer then quickformatted using rufus, and made them with rufus
- I didn't try making it with media creation tool. It doesn't even recognize one of them, but I can try with the other one.
- I also tried making fatdog, some linux (i think) OS, with the appropriate settings and it still didn't boot
- I tried a DVD drive but it seems like my DVD drive is broken. Not a big deal as I rarely use it but it would have been helpful now.
- What next? I don't know. My boot settings are UEFI, but I also tried CMS just to exhaust all the options. My computer definitely sees the USB drives, they are listed in the BIOS and I set the priority to one, but it doesn't recognize them as boot disks.

Answer:Computer doesn't want to boot using USB

?I assume you already set UEFI's Secure Boot to Disabled and Legacy Boot [somewhere in that menu] to Enabled?

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I have an HP Pavilion p6510f Quad Core Desktop PC. When I turn it on, it appears to power up okay. The blue light turns on, the fans turn on, the hard drives sound like they're spinning, but the orange light that turns on when the computer is "working on something" (sorry, I don't know the technical term for what that light means) doesn't turn on.Nothing shows up on the screen at all; not the BIOS screen, not anything.I can turn it off by holding down the power button.It was doing this periodically for about a week. I cleaned off the fans (didn't help). I tried switching to booting on the backup drive, and that seemed to work; then I switched back to booting on the main drive and that worked for about a week, and now it just won't boot up at all (as previously described).Does anyone have any suggestions?

Answer:Computer Doesn't Boot

The light that indicates the PC is doing something is the hard drive activity i suspect your HDD is getting ready to...or already has failed.

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The other day I went to restart my computer, on restart it showed the motherboard info for longer than usual maybe 10-20 secs then proceeded to boot windows. About 2-3 days later I was doing a few things, computer froze so I manually had to shut off and turn back on the computer and it would show the motherboard information and not do anything from there just sit there. Tried to boot again maybe 3 times and nothing changed. Everything powered up fine ect ect. Took the case off looked at a few things, everything looked fine. Turned it back on and it booted right away like normal. Didn't have the keyboard plugged in so I had to restart again and was going to anyways to see what it would do and it booted just fine again. Any idea what this problem MAY be? Any input is appreciated! Thanks!

Answer:Computer doesn't want to boot?


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Hello all. Here is my problem. I just bought a new computer; home built, with Asus M2R32-MVP board, AMD X2 6000, 8600GT PCI express video card, 600W power supply, 4GB RAM, 160GB SATA2 HD and new case. I installed everything carefully and installed Windows XP with it. Everything was working great. After installing everything(updates) and checking email and websites and stuff, turn off the computer and went to bed. Got up this morning and turned computer on. DVD Rom light came on, HD light came on, case and CPU fans started up, mouse had power(tried a PS/2 one and USB one), and Green light on motherboard came on but that was it. No boot up. I checked connections, took out video card, memory and DVD drive. And nothing still. This is a brand new set up, and everything was working fine when I shut it off. Now I don't know what it could be since everything is new and fresh out of the box. If anyone could help me with this I would be thankful.

Answer:Computer Doesn't Boot

is it reading from your hard drive at startup, Im assuming that you have no display on your monitor but from the sounds of it the computer is starting up but not displaying anything. Do you have any beep codes or anything of that sort? Also did you burn in your computer after it was built?

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My computer (Toshiba Satellite, running Windows XP Home Edition) doesn't boot up. When I put it on, it starts until it has asked and I have entered my Password. After that, it tells me it is "loading my preferences" BUT stays in this mode forever. I have not added any new hardware or software in over a month before today. Last update was to Firefox. I must note though that I had not shut the PC in a few weeks. I was always putting it in Hibernate mode.Please advice. Thanks

Answer:My computer doesn't boot up. Please Please Help!!

ok what you could try is this as you are booting windows xp keep pressing f8till you get to the options menu ie safe mode and stuff like that click on safe mode loading into windows ,go into Accessories System Tools then system restor .go back back a few weeks if you can to see if this fixes your problem .how ever it does sound like like a trojen thats doing the rounds at the moment and to fix this you will need restor to a earler time .dont let the computer connect to the net,then you will need use a diffrent computer download avg anti spywere then load it on your pc the lates one you can get.

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anyone out there please help me my computer doesn't bootthese are the messages:press F2 to continueselect last good known configuration0612 error configurationi have tried some solutions but still it doesn't work.

Answer:my computer doesn't boot?

I can't quite see it from here. Could you post the computer or motherboard make/model, CPU, RAM, Hard drives, operating system?Lets assume XP. Is Servive Pack 2 applied? All Microsoft updates? Is it a legal version?What happened preceeding this? Any playing about inside the case or messing with the BIOS? What do you think happened? Are you the only one using the computer?You mentioned thingw were tried? What and by whom? What happened there?Just a few minor things like that. See below.

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When I turn the computer on, I get:
Press ctrl A for SCSI Select
Strike F1 key to continue
Strike F2 key to run setup utility

This is on an Dell desktop running XP. My son says he logged on one day for my husband to change the password, and when he rebooted, it would no longer load. I have not changed any hardware or software on it. Once it didn't work, I did go into the BIOS and make sure the auto select was on for the hard drive.

Any ideas?

Answer:Computer doesn't boot

usually you get this msg if an input (mouse/keyboard etc.) is failed to be recognised through bios. See if you can find an option thats called plug and play and enable that. This usually works for me if the inputs are usb rather then ps/2.

It can also be caused by the computer picking up on a HDD thats on the way out

Hope this helps

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Ah Hi

Uhm sometimes when i start my computer it doesnt boot. My screen light stays amber and sometimes my mouse are keyboard dont light up. Logitech g15 and g9.

I usually just press the restart button and it will work.. although sometimes it doesnt. I got told by a friend that i could need a bios update, i just did that and it happened again. I have booted 10 or so times now and its only happened once.. it could be a one off thing but just incase what are some things i could try?


Answer:Computer Doesn't Always Boot

Let's try this for starters. Borrow a working keyboard and mouse. Plug those instead of your own. Reboot. Keep me posted. Change BIOS settings to default. Make sure you have a copy of your former settings.

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I transferred the computer to another room and when I turnded it on, it prompts the system to chkdsk. After chkdsk, it boots normally until displaying the desktop. The wallpaper looks like the window of opened folder (it has the sidepanel showing links for my computer, my documents, etc.)
I restarted the computer but this time it doesn't show anything in the monitor. I tried to turn it on again the following day, this time it boots normally but it just froze after displaying the desktop. Then i restarted the computer again but there is no display in the monitor again.

I checked the monitor with my laptop and it works perfectly fine. I tried to open the cd drives of the computer and they work perfectly fine too.

Please help me . Thank you!


AMD Sempron 2800+
ASRock K8Upgrade-VM800
Windows XP Pro SP2

Answer:Computer Doesn't Boot

Start by checking your disks. Go to Start > Run, and type:

chkdsk X: /f

where X: is the drive letter of the drive you want to check. If the drive is in use, a message will appear and ask if you want the drive checked on the next boot. Answer "Y".

If you can't get into Windows, boot from the XP CD, choose "R" for "repair", and enter the Recovery Console. Run chkdsk /p on your drives.

Type: map to find out what drive letters are being used for what drives in the RC.

If you don't have an XP CD, download this NTFS Disk Check Floppy Image.
Download the file, put a floppy in your drive, run the program to create the bootable floppy, and boot the machine from the floppy you made., run it to create a bootable floppy, boot from the floppy and check your disks.

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I built a new computer just recently and started to have these minor problems lately. When I get home from work, I turn on my PC and it doesn't seem to bootup on the first try. I hear the HD and the fan and all that, but my monitor won't load up anything on the screen. I don't know if it's the monitor or if it's an actual hardware problem inside my PC.

I just turn it off by holding the shutoff button for a while and usually when I try to turn it back on the second or third try, it works fine and boots up. Everytime after that, it works fine.

It just seems like when I don't turn it on after a while, it doesn't bootup...

How can I troubleshoot this?

My specs:

Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit
ATI Radeon 4890
OCZ StealthXStream 700W
Gigabyte UD4P

Answer:Computer Doesn't Boot Sometimes? I think


Detailed specs:

CPU: Intel Core i5 720 2.66 GHz
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (PC3 12800)
GPU: XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
PSU: OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready
CASE: CoolerMaster CM 690
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
MONITOR: Samsung 225BW 22"

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My pc is approximately 2-3 years old. It is an i7 with 32 Gb ram, a 250 gb ssd HD ,2x2Tb normal HD, an Nvidia 680 gtx, a 750 watt psu and a blu ray writer. I use a 64 bit Windows 7. Today I was using it and everything was ok. I was preparing a file for 3d printing. My slicing program generated the gcode and I inserted an sd card to the sd card reader. Suddenly the slicer program became unresponsive but everything else was working. I tried to use taskmanager to shut the slicer down so that I could restart it buttaskmanager was unable to shut it down. I tought it would be better to restart the computer and initiated a restart. I went out of the room for a minute and when I came back there was a black screen with no cursor. I waited 1-2 minutes and decided to soft-reset the computer. This time I've seen a warning telling me that Windows couldn't boot and it offered me the option to check for a hardware problem (this is the first time I have seen Windows suggesting to run a hardware diagnostic. Normally,when I couldn't boot for a reason, it suggested booting in safe mode, but this time it offered me to check for a hardware problem). I declined the offer and asked it to continue booting. Unfortunately, I had the black screen again, so I resetted again hoping to run the hardware diagnostic this time, however I don't see that offer anymore. When the computer turns on the screen turns on but displays a black screen without a cursor. The keyboard and mouse lig... Read more

Answer:Computer Doesn't Boot.

Hi, Doc. Try removing the SD card (and any other external devices) and then booting up.

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Ok, I have this problem which really has me stumped. Yesterday my computer worked perfectly. Today, it won't boot any OS's. I tried windows (safe mode & regular), and they both froze during the xp loading thingy. I tried Fedora Core 6, also froze before it finished booting. I tried my windows cd. I loads all the drivers & such, and then it says "Setup is starting windows", and it froze.

Any idea what is going on? Its a brand new laptop. I bought it 15 days ago.

Answer:Computer doesn't boot anything

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I got the "blue screen of death" a few times last week, so I did a scan with Malwarebytes- came up clean.

A few days ago, I turned on the machine; there was a message from my Avast antivirus that I had to update my virus definition files. I clicked "OK", the computer rebooted, and then I got a black screen.

I did a cold reboot; the opening Dell screen appeared - and then - nothing. Just a small blinking cursor in the upper left hand corner of the screen. I could not get Windows to start.

(I'm sending this from my laptop.)

I tried rebooting, kept hitting F8 to get into Safe Mode - but could not. Rebooted again - I was able to reach the setup screen using F2 (or was it F12?), did a hard disk diagnostics, and that came out OK.

I then tried re-booting from a Windows "upgrade" XP Pro disc (the only disc I have). The message on the screen said that it was loading a bunch of Windows files, but then I couldn't reinstall Windows or do anything else. I could not use the Recovery Console.

At some point I got to a C:\ prompt but couldn't figure out what to do from there. I have tried on several occasions to get back to a C prompt but have not been able to do so.

In view of the above, I think the hard disc is still viable and this is a Windows XP problem. Could be a virus ?

Please help.


My computer - a 6 or 7-year old Dell Dimension
Operating system - Windows XP Pro.
500 gigabyte external hard drive with most data files backed up... Read more

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Hey guys,
My PC has been acting up lately, all of a sudden.
First It didn't load up; it would just keep restarting everytime i turn it on.
I ran mtest, then tried system restore, and HP system restore which led to getting this error message:


If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen then restart your computer. If this screen appears again then follow these steps.

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properlly installed. If this is a new installation ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need
if the problem continues disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as cacheing and shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to disable or remove components then restart your computer and press F8 and select advance options then safe mode.

Technical Information.

***stop: 0x0000007a (0xC03E14B8, 0xC000000E, 0xF852E384, 0x0F300860)

atopi.sys address F852E384 base at F8521000 Date stamp 41107B4D

Begining dump of physical memory.

Then after trying to start couple times, now I get an error message when I turn it on
"The system is not fully installed. Please run setup again. "
And it restarts.

My PC is running Win XP home edition, with an intel Pentium 4 processor with HT, 1 GB of ram.

Any advice on what to do ? By the way, I can't get windows to start up so any programs that require windows I can't run or ... Read more

Answer:Computer doesn't boot up

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My computer won't boot up, it doesn't even do the little beep anymore. The fans are all running, the HDD and Power led are both lit up, the green power light on my motherboard is lit also. The green power led is always lit, when the computer is off, its a bit dimmer and when its on, its brighter. I tried reseating my video card, reset the Cmos by taking off the lithium battery on my motherboard, switching rams, taking a stick of ram out one at the time, reseating the heatsink and nothing worked. Here are my specs if it can help. Please answer ASAP. Thank you.

Specs :
Asus a7v8x-x mobo
AMD Athlon XP 2000+
Ati All In Wonder 9800 pro
pc3200 1GB generic ram

Answer:My computer doesn't boot.

Hello and welcome to Techspot!

So you system was working before and suddenly has stopped? You have made no changes recently?

It sounds like your troubleshooting has been pretty thorough. However, as you are not getting the beep, the first thing I'd suspect is your ram.

Do you have some other ram you can test in your system?

Other possibilities would be a dying psu, or motherboard. Do you see any swollen or leaking capacitors on your board?

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Hi there,
my friends computer was working fine. She went out for a couple of hours and when she came back it was off. On trying to switch it back on nothing happens.
She brought it round to my house to have a quick look and there was no BIOS beeps at all and no signal getting to the monitor. All the fans are working and the hard drive is humming along but nothing else happens.
I removed the BIOS battery (eprom?) for 15 minutes but still nothing.
The computer is a standard un-modified Compaq Presario S7300UK model.

Any advice as to what the problem is ?

Answer:Computer doesn't boot

Other than being a Compaq, I am not sure. It could be a virus that attacked the BIOS. It almost sounds like the BIOS has been deleted or corrupted. Sorry couldn't be more help, keep us posted.

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Just earlier today i took out my 128MB stick of ram to see if the computer would run better with just the 512 MB stick becuase the 128MB was not that good of RAM. Well i have been using both of them together for a while now, prolly about 6 months. The 512 stick is stock ram, earlier i just took out the 128 stick and for some reason the computer doesnt boot up. It just beeps every 5 seconds. I tried putting the ram back in. Still doesnt work. I tried switching the around. Putting just the 128 in. Just the 512 back in. Nothing...please if you can help me it would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Computer Doesn't Boot up

I would suggest checking the website for the manufactor of your motherboard and find out what the post beeps mean. Also are you getting any video? I may be posible that you knocked something loose (like the video card) when you removed the RAM. Some more specs would help also like what kind of motherboard.

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Hi,     My parents' computer has just stopped booting up completely all of a sudden. When you hit the start up button, the heat sink fan spins for a second or two then stops and the computer doesn't boot at all. No display; nothing. I took the fan off the heat sink and noticed a lot of dust on it, I cleaned it all out as well as the rest of the computer and tried again. Nothing =\ It's obviously getting power I assume because it does something when you hit the power button.      I was looking around for quite some time on the internet to see similar problems but nothing really seems to work or I can't try what is recommended. I did pull out the 3V battery and hit the power button with that out, but same thing of course happened. I don't really know how to get the heat sink itself off so I didn't try that out. That's really all I accomplished as most of the time I was trying to find what I can do here.     Thanks

Answer:Computer Doesn't Boot

 How old is this machine? What brand is it? What operating system does it use? If you cant see anything at all: rule out the monitor by swaping it out for a known good one. If you dont have another monitor, try the one in question on a computer that you know works.The 3V battery on the mobo supplies power to the CMOS RAM which stores configuration data. You need a good working battery to ensure a stable system.Take the old battery out and take it to your local computer store, or pharmacy,or superstore and check out the coin cell batteries.  Match the numbers on the battery and make sure that it is the right size. After you install the new one you will have to go into setup and set the date and time.I'm no expert, so I dont know if any of this will work

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Ok, so I have a netbook that someone brought to me and they said that they had a virus. I then cleaned what I thought was all of it and gave it back to the customer. They then brought it home and booted it up and it would load to the point where you see the desktop background picture but will go no further. I can control alt delete and the task manager comes up but I can't really do anything from here, even run explorer.exe.

She then mentioned that she has Frostwire on the computer, and I read up on it and I heard that it is like a cest pool for viruses. Could this be what is keeping the computer from running properly?

How should I go about fixing this issue so the computer is running fine again and actually boots up to the desktop fully.


Answer:Computer doesn't want to fully boot up.

Will it boot into Safe Mode, if so scroll down to 'Safe Mode with Networking ' dowload something link Uninstall tool from here at BC or download Revo Uninstaller, then uninstall Frostwire then try rebooting into normal mode, and rerun all thee various scans you used before to clean it out in the 1st place, if it won't rebooot into normal mode then reboot again into safe mode and try running some of the scans you used !

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I am new to this forum, and hope that someone can help me.

My computer randomly won't boot. After shutting down correctly, on next boot attempt the computer will stall after POST and say that the operating system cannot be loaded. If I click to load windows normally, it hangs then turns off then on again (the computer itself stays powered on, but the system resets). This also happens if I try to repair. Subsequent attempts (even if I use last known good configuration) get shorter and shorter until there is no activity at all except for the tower still being powered but nothing else (no splash screen etc) happening, just cycling on and off). Then one random time, the computer will boot, and I will get three or four days of normal operation, then it starts again.

I have run diagnostics on the hardware, and it says that everything is fine (but I know different!!)

Could it be the CMOS battery?? Diagnostics put the battery at 255% - which I think is strange.

I can't take the computer into a store for testing, because the tower weighs 40kg.

Hopefully someone has some advice for me.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 965 @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 12285 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295, 896 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953865 MB, Free - 575520 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., ... Read more

Answer:Computer randomly doesn't boot.

what power supply


when you say it does not boot,do you hear the single post beep or any series of beeps

what does the bios list for the voltages

the battery can cause all types of problems,replace it and see if that improves the problem

a common cause of failing to boot can be a problem usb connected

if you see the post screens if it is usb you will see the delay while detecting usb

d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive

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For about 3 months now one of my desktops boots but shows black screen after it says windows, but anyways is there anyway to save it? like with boot cd/rescue disc or something? (I'm really confused on what to do).

Answer:Computer Doesn't Boot Anyway to Save It?

download a linux live CD, burn it, run it, and if all works, it means it is a Windows issue

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I have Windows Vista 64bit.

Here's what happened.
Yesturday, the compuer was working fine. Then, I installed the program GameCam v2 from the creator's website. When I started recording with it, these small boxes were flickering all over the screen.

When I turned off the game and gamecam, the boxes were still flickering, but on the desktop. I restarted the comptuer and it didn't boot since, it hangs on the loading screen.

I tried to boot from safemode, didn't boot. Then I tried Last Known Good Configuration, didn't boot. I don't know what else to do.

My computer is custom and didn't come with any recovery cds, and my warranty ran out. It came with a Vista disk, so I can format, but it'll lose alot of stuff.

Is there anything that can be done other then formatting?

Answer:Computer doesn't boot to windows.

hi tyr this

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Gr... I need help. My computer doesn't boot up. It turns on, fans running and HDD turning, but nothing pops up on the screen. I can leave it running for hours and nothing happens. No beeps, fans are running, lights are on, DVD drive will open and shut, but no screen. I've tried everything-- removing RAM, different GFX card, etc.-- and nothing seems to work. At first, all I had to do was remove a CD and it worked, but after that the keyboard and mouse didn't work so I shut it down and now it won't come back up. I'm suspecting the motherboard or the power supply unit, but I'm not too sure. I can't check the PSU because I don't have access to the items needed. The computer is a HP a1712n with a PNY 8800GT and PNY 4GB RAM (both of which were installed a couple of months ago.) I hope you guys can help. Thanks.


Answer:Computer turns on but doesn't boot

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I was busy copying the latest Diggnation episode to my iPod with DiskAid and some music on in the background (with WMP). Suddenly, everything on the screen freezes, but the music keeps playing until the end of the track. Rather concerned, I tried to start task manager, nothing happened. I held down the power button, didn't switch off. So I unplug the power cable, plug it back in and the PSU fan and heatsink fan start up (I hadn't pressed the power button), very loudly but nothing else happens. No visual output at all. Then the BIOS beeps (after about 20 seconds of fans) 'beeee beep beep' and then the fans just carry on. I unplug it again, then remove the HDDs and the DVD drive. Try again, nothing but fans and the same beep. I then remove the graphics card and plug it in. Same, but no beeps. I then switch the graphics card, replace the BIOS battery and plug it in. The fans don't automatically start this time, but when I press the power button, they do. I then remove the RAM. Same result again.
Any ideas on what is wrong with it? This is my primary computer and the next best computer I have is an immovable HP ZV5000 laptop with just 512MB RAM and a dodgy HDD, so it is pretty essential that this works again :S
I built it myself out of parts from eBay etc. about a year ago but only got it working about two months ago.
Any help is greatly appreciated

Answer:Computer froze and now doesn't even boot.

Try reseating the video card/memory.

If that doesn't work:
I would try unplugging your machine from power, holding down the power button for a minute, then plugging it back in.

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Hey everyone,

My computer powers up, but nothing happen from there. The screen stays blank.

I took a look around and everything seems to be connected correctly. However, the CPU is stuck to the bottom of the CPU Cooler (Not sure of this is normal, or if the CPU has overheated and melted).

I've tried switching RAM, so that's not the problem.

Does anyone have any ideas what it could be? Also is it normal for the CPU to be stuck to the top of the cooler?

Answer:Computer power up, doesn't boot

Yes, the heatsink/fan assembly can be "stuck" to the top of the cpu by heat transfer compounds.

Re non booting, do you have any more detail, such as odd things which may have been happening prior to the pc failing to start. Also, confirm nothing is appearing at all on the screen - no post text. Has anything been changed prior to this happening.

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I have Mikrotik RouterOS v4.11 on intel PC. The server is connected to electric timer that shutdown for half an hour a day. When the timer turn on the computer turn on without pressing the turn on button.

but now the computer doesn't turn on by itself. I have to turn it on from turn on button.


Answer:my server computer doesn't boot

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Hello TSG,

I'm working on a computer which, upon my attempt to boot, only the processor fan spins and a constant beeping sounds.

We've tested the 24-pin power connector with a multimeter and all the voltages except one are exactly what they should be (the purple wire is slightly over the voltage the PSU says it should be).

I've also tested the RAM and I still can't get it to boot.

The main power button doesn't work either, so I have to turn the PSU on and off to get all of this to happen.

Does anyone have further ideas? Something screams power supply to me, but the multimeter checks it out.

Answer:Solved: Computer Doesn't Boot and...

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Hey Hey,

The computer in question is an HP dv1000 laptop. Pretty standard type of set up. The OS is XP, and I believe it was SP2 (unless SP3 was released for real... I've kept it up to date).

Prior to the crash the computer was running fine. The only new hardware I had added was to plug in a microphone and to install Skype, but that was two days before and although skype was running when it crashed, I don't think the microphone would have been a cause.

Regardless, I got a BSoD ("Kernel_data_inpage_error" at address "ftdisk.sys F7449642" and "beginning dump of physical memory" were all I wrote down, unfortunately), and the computer won't even boot now, making it difficult for me to diagnose. Could this be bad memory? Could it be a hard drive crash? Any ideas?

I really appreciate any help! Thanks!

Answer:Computer doesn't boot after Kernel_data_inpage_error

Just a little more detail about HOW it doesn't boot: I press the power button and the little power indicator light turns on, but nothing else happens. The backlight stays off, the harddrive doesn't spin up, the fans don't start: nothing.

Does anyone need to know anything else?

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ok, this is what happened, i installed pc wizard and it froze but i couldn't end the task using task manager, so i reset my computer

when it restarted, i got to the windows xp loading screen with the blue bar, and it just stays there forever.

so i reboot again, this time trying safe mode, but when safe mode tries to load, it freezes at mup.sys

i tried booting with last known good configuration and i just get the windows xp loading screen with the blue bar forever

so i try using my windows xp home cd to try to open the recovery console, i tap the r key like crazy and it continues with the windows setup, then eventually i get a blue screen error saying something about pci.sys

i try booting up with my windows xp media edition cd (which is the OS i have installed) and I tap r like crazy again and it just continues with the setup until it eventually stops when trying to load windows setup

I've searched the internet, and i can't find a solution, I dont want to take this to the manufacturer nor reformat since my notes are on my computer and my exam is in two weeks. I hope someone here knows what to do, if there is i would be very grateful.


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I have Dell desktop pc, and when i turn the power on i hear a series of beeps, ( they are long beeps, i cant count them as they dont seem to stop until i turn the computer off again) the computer sounds as if it has turned on but the monitor is black. If i leave the computer for a couple days and then try again it starts up no problem and i am able to use it, but sometimes it wont start up.
can anyone help me with figuring this out please?

Answer:Dell computer doesn't boot up

Try removing and reseating your RAM.

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