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BSOD during game; can't get past "starting windows" anymore

Question: BSOD during game; can't get past "starting windows" anymore

Hello, I got a BSOD while playing a game last night. After restarting my computer and getting past the
"starting windows" screen I got a consistent BSOD immediately after; I am currently forced to use safe mode.

Some computer specs:
Video card: Nvidia GTX 460
OS: Windows 7
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 820 Processor 2.80 GHz
RAM: 8 GB

Here's the BSOD info:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA8009634010
BCP2: FFFFF880073DF14C
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000002
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Thinking it was a graphics card driver issue, I rolled back but still got a similar error:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA80092F1010
BCP2: FFFFF880073B2394
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000002
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

I've attached logs of the dump files. I plan on putting in an older graphics card and seeing if I can get my computer to start, but I thought I'd post here first.

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Preferred Solution: BSOD during game; can't get past "starting windows" anymore

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

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

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Answer: BSOD during game; can't get past "starting windows" anymore

You are correct in that the dumps are blaming your NVidia gfx drivers for the crash, first step would be to uninstall/reinstall the latest drivers using DDU or driver sweeper to clear out

If it still fails try the same again using an older version, if it still fails try your other gpu

Basically what you are doing/have already done

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Urgent help needed please?
Hi built this system back in February / March this year and it has been running fine until a couple of weeks back whilst just viewing a web page and not even touching the mouse I suddenly got a BSOD now not sure if this is relevant but I had been on holiday for 2 weeks before and remember when powering down the day before it had a lot of updates to install before shutting down.
Unable to get it to boot although I did manage to get into safe mode once and did a system restore and it ran for 90 minutes before another BSOD so I thought I would do a fresh install but it only goes as far as
Press any key to load from DVD/CD then ?loading files? and then ?starting windows? and the BSOD again.

Now I have been around computers since the ZX81 days but have been unable to sort this problem, first I thought the mobo had gone down and change it to an Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 but still the same BSOD.
Changed out the SSD for a Samsung 840 EVO but still the same.
Now I have just tried an AMD Phenom II x4 965 but still the same.
I have also pressed the memory check button on the mobo and all ok, I have also changed the sata cables.
I have removed 2 of the graphics cards so now only running on one (I have also tried each of the others).
Thinking it was virus as if I left it after the ?press any key to load? It came up with bootmgr missing which is why I fitted a new SSD.
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Answer:Unable to get past "Starting Windows" after BSOD

Quote:
STOP 0x0000007E: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED

Usual causes: Insufficient disk space, Device driver, Video card, BIOS, Breakpoint with no debugger attached, Hardware incompatibility, Faulty system service, Memory, 3rd party remote control,







Quote:
STOP 0x00000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

Usual causes: Defective hardware (particularly memory - but not just RAM), Faulty system service, Antivirus, Device driver, NTFS corruption, BIOS


So it may be memory (RAM) or any driver/software.

Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.

Boot to System Recovery Options . Try Safe Mode with Command Prompt. In the command prompt .... enter the command ....

start msconfig

It will open the system configuration window, with the "general" tab selected.
Click the "startup" tab. Click "Disable all" > Apply > OK.
Click on "services" tab. Check the "Hide all Microsoft Services"; Click "Disable all" > Apply > OK
Then try to boot again normally. Is it failing still?

If so, boot to System Recovery Options once again. Try Enable Boot Logging. It will create a file n... Read more

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Hi guys!

So i tried installing windows 7 Home Premium using an empty HDD. The old OS was Vista, and it was located in the same HDD. I managed to install Windows 7 successfully, but when booting after the install it crashed right after the "starting windows" screen. It then gives me the choise between starting the startup repair tool, or to start windows normally. When i run the startup repair tool it can not fix the problem. I've tried different HDD but the problem still persists. The fact that I haven't got a clue what to do really annoys me. In addition it isn't even my own pc. My dad's vista started failing on him. So I figured: Hey, why not install windows 7 using my old disk from a pc I don't use anymore. I appreciate all help.

Specs:

MB: ASUS P5N-D
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600(2.4 GHz)
GPU: XFX GeForce 9800 GTX
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint T166 250GB. (SATA 2)
RAM: Corsair Twin2X 6400 DDR2 (2048 Mb*2= 4096 Mb)
PSU: Corsair (550 W)

Answer:Unable to get past "Starting windows" screen after Vista to 7 upgrade

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Originally Posted by pip22


Did you (as is recommended) delete the existing Vista partition first?




It was seperated in two parts. One with Vista in, and one for other files. I cleaned the whole thing, and deleted the part where Vista was located. I think it was seperated into one part with 208 Gigs and one with 25 gigs. The smallest with the OS in. The HDD works on my own computer.

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My machine was working fine. I had been on it for a couple hours just doing regular internet browsing. I tried to open a program (EverQuest 2) and it would open then immediately crash "EverQuest 2 has encountered an error". So I figured, reboot the machine. After the POST, it tells me to either launch start up repair or start normally. I chose start normally. It would go to the "starting windows" screen and the logo will not show up. it just stays there.

Powered down, and after the POST got the same options again. I picked start up repair this time. It would load the bar and show "loading windows files" or whatnot and when the bar would get completely full, it would freeze there.

My computer doesnt have a CD/DVD drive, I installed Windows 7 from USB. So I plugged the USB drive back into the computer and tried booting from that. It would go thru the "loading windows files" just fine, I can see the drive flashing as its being accessed. When the bar filled up, it would progress to "Starting Windows" screen, and stop blinking and just sit there... doing nothing. Tried using Safe Mode. Wouldn't load either.

I have not a clue what I should be looking for to even start getting it working again. The only physical change I've made to the system was plugging in another monitor to my graphic card. And even then, I've shut down and rebooted and it's been just fine.

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Answer:Unable to load past "Starting Windows" no matter what method

Check your ram.
Memory Diagnostics Tool
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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Last night, I attempted to install a linux distro alongside 7, the installation failed, so I gave up and just rebooted to 7.

It got stuck on the "Starting Windows" screen, so I preformed hard shutdown and when to the "Startup Repair" utility and it attempted repairs, it then said that the repairs were unsuccessful, so I restarted and windows loaded to the desktop. Success! or so I thought...

After a while, I shut my laptop down and went to bed (as you do). When I needed to use it this morning, it wouldn't load past the "Starting Windows" screen again, so I shut it down and restarted and it went the desktop.

Answer:Occasionally wont load past "Starting Windows" screen

Hi,

Can you access the Advanced boot options?

Advanced Boot Options
Choose Last known Good Configuration



   Tip
Use the up-arrow and down-arrow keys to move the menu’s highlight to Last Known Good Configuration (Advanced), and then press Enter as the mouse won’t work at this screen.


Your computer should load successfully, and Windows 7 will discard the bad configuration and return permanently to the last known good configuration.

Alternatively:

Are you able to restore back to a point to before you tried to install linux distro?

System Restore

Cheers

Dave

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Upon start-up, two options are given: "Start Windows Normally" or "Launch Startup Repair (recommended)".
If the Start Windows Normally option is chosen, then the starting windows screen comes up and stays. If I launch the startup repair option, then I still can not get the problem fixed.
From the Startup Repair Screen however, I can launch command prompt and restore options, how can I fix this, a restore is not really an option because I have not set up a restore point in a while.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank-you in advance.

Answer:Won't load past "Starting Windows" screen

It's possible that you can't access the actual startup repairs from within Windows itself. You might have to boot from either an installation disk or a previously made system repair disk. And it might take running the startup repair 3 times before all issues are fixed.

Startup Repair

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This issue recently started happening to me, mainly after I attached a new HD monitor to my computer and updated my graphic drivers.

When I updated the drivers, I had two monitors connected, one via DVI (the one I was using before getting the new monitor) and the new HD monitor, which is connected via HDMI. Not sure if this is relevant, but just figured I'd mention it in case it's a possible cause.

The only way that I can boot is in Safe Mode... otherwise it just hangs on the Starting Windows screen with the Windows animation constantly glowing.

I have tried running start-up repair, but that seems to hang on the "Attempting to fix problems" screen, so I have to do a hard reboot each time. However, it was able to get past that a few times and say that the issues have been fixed and the only option it gave was to restart, so I did... but the same thing ends up happening. Computer hangs on Starting Windows.

I have also tried removing all display drivers in safe mode and any other software that I recently installed to see if they were causing any problems, but the issue still persists.

Additionally, I have tried running MSCONFIG and unchecked "Load startup items" under Selective Startup and disabled all non-Microsoft services, but no dice.

Booting to last known good configuration did not work as well.

I was able to efficiently use the new monitor just fine for a few days until this started happening.

Any ideas for a solution?

Here ar... Read more

Answer:Unable to get past "Starting Windows" during startup

I have these two images from the startup repair... maybe they can help. Sorry for terrible quality, but couldn't exactly copy/paste.

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8gb 1600mhz ram
R9 290
I7 4770k
Z97A mobo
1tb hdd ( only storage device used )
120gb ssd (this has already died as far as I know but haven't gotten around to removing it)

Other information, just ask if you need it.

No context on why this happened, I just woke up this morning and my PC wouldnt fully boot.

My PC disk drive hasn't worked for about a year now, but I have Win 7 install on a flash drive, however I also can't seem to do this as booting from the flash drive results in a black screen.

Any help appreciated as I really don't wanna have to get another computer for Christmas!
 

Answer:PC won't boot properly, can't get past "starting Windows"

Hi, have you tried Safe Mode - tap F8 as your system is starting up?
Then click.
Start > Run > Type
msconfig
Click Launch System restore.

Then choose a date prior to the problem.
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Or Safe Mode with a Command Prompt Option.
Select an operating system if asked.
Press Enter.
Log on as an administrator.
At the command prompt.
Type

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

Press Enter.
You should now be in System Restore.
Choose a date prior to the problem.
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System recovery options Win 7.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/...ns#what-are-system-recovery-options=windows-7
 

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Hey guys I appreciate you reading this, you have no idea how great having forums like this is where we can help each other out.

I have gotten a virus and within minuets it got worst. My antivirus was not updated and the security was low, so when I got the virus I downloaded malware bytes on my desktop, put it on a USB drive and tried to install it on the laptop, I could not add a USB drive. My next step was to hook the HD up to the desktop and add it that way (the problem with that I had to activate the sata port via bios and when that sata port was activated it would boot that port as master everytime, the weird thing is even if I hooked the desktop sata to the second port it would load the laptop drive first everytime it did not matter what port) This is besides the point, because I dont even think this method will work because like I said in the title the HD will not load past the "Starting Windows" screen, and when in safe mode it will not load all the system files, the malware obviously deleted some important files...

The next step I am going to take is inserting the windows 7 cd and trying a system restore... What do you guys think? Am I at the point where I will loose all of my important files, by doing a reinstallation or is there a way to save those files?

Thanks guys
 

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Hello,
callout for help with new build

See this post for intel and rig specs,and also the error messages;
http://www.bjorn3d.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24103

no replies as yet...and sorry to take up time from others problems.
Since Friday, I can't get XP Pro to get past "Setup is starting Windows" ,to allow me to format.

Loads all drivers up to that point,then the error in above post.

Pressing F6 or F10 to install 3rd party(XFX MB drivers) has no effect,and Alt-F2 ultimately gives error also.
S prompt is no joy also.

Tried F8 for Safe Boot and no joy.
Cleared CMOS several times.

All drives are there in CMOS.
All RAM (4 Gigs) is detected
I raised Memory voltage to 1.9 volts (standard for my ram),and raised FSB to 1600 Mhz from 1333 (standard also).
Put timings to standard 7-7-7-24T
Tried Memory linked/unlinked/Auto/1T/2T
I Tried only 1 SATA drive,and 1 Gig of RAM with 1 DVD RW /2 drives and 2 Gig of RAM etc...
I Enabled standard RAID for each and every drive and ultimately disabled them cause I want the XFX 790i ultra motherboard RAID Drivers.
A friend said check cables and connections (I did ),but if they were bad the drives wouldn't show in CMOS and monitor would be blank if GPU was bad.
My board is capable of 2000 Mhz FSB if that helps.

Matter of fact,I have tried everything possible that I have come across on these forums and on the web.

I even put the XP Pro and the XFX disc into both DVD drives at the same time.
no joy.

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Answer:XP Pro won't get past "Setup is starting Windows"

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I am having issues with my laptop...it is a HP and I have Windows XP. Basically, when I turn it on everything goes smoothly until it gets to the ?windows is starting up?? page. It freezes there every time and I have pressed every button and combination of buttons on my keyboard and I cannot get past this page.Help?

Answer:I can't get past the "windows is starting up..." page.

Some details about the laptop and what happened prior to this could prove helpful. 

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Using Win 7 x64, Intel i7 965, Asus Rampage 2, 32gb memory, 2 Intel ssd running RAID 0, 2 Seagate 500gb drives RAID 1. Had the Seagate hard drives fail, but were under warranty and they replaced them. Do NOT have them on-line at present time. Have tried to re-install system (had upgrade DVD for Win 7), but was not able to get the system to recognize the DVD because I can't get to OS. Am unable to get the system to do anything. Have checked BIOS to make sure drives are RAID. Since hardware comes up and ssd's come up,and graphics seems to be ok, am unable to figure out problem. Any ideas, anybody?

Thanks

Answer:Can't get past '"Starting Windows" screen

I'm assuming you had the two Intel SSD's RAID as your Win7 drive, and the two Seagates which failed were a Data RAID. So why do you need to reinstall the OS? Just reinstall the Seagates in a RAID if you want.

If the SSD's were not the OS RAID then why not? Install Win7 to them to get best performance.

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Just like the title says. I had used my computer a few days ago and it worked fine then the next time I tried to start it up it would just take me to the Windows error recovery screen or start windows but would never load past the starting windows screen. The error recovery menu helped me none whatsoever. I also had not previously created a restore point so it's not possible to restore my system to and earlier date when it was working properly. To make matters worse I cannot seem to locate any of the discs/software that came with the computer. If possible I would just do a system format because that looks like my only option after trying numerous fixes. The problem is I have important documents and lots of family videos that are still on the hard drive that I had not backed up externally. I'm assuming something crashed and this is what is preventing my computer from starting up properly? If anyone could provide me with some sort of insight on how I could fix this big mess it would be greatly appreciated!
Cheers.

Answer:Cannot get past the "Starting Windows" screen, please help!!

win7 recovery environment->startup repair. Does it find any error (click view diagnostics results). 0x0 means no errors. Any errors?
win7 recovery environment->command prompt

Code:
dir c:
dir d:
dir e:
Now you know drive leter of OS drive in recovery environment. Assume it's E

Code:
chkdsk/f e:
Post results.

Can you boot in safe mode? If not, tell me exactly what's happening then

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The title pretty much says it all with respect to what's happening right now. When I first started trying to install Win 7, I got a blue screen telling me to disable caching of memory in a few different devices, so I went into CMOS setup and disabled anything I could find related to memory cache. Well, this did away with the blue screen, but then I got another screen offering to check the system memory, which I did. Afterward, it came up to the Starting Windows screen, where the four blobs swirl around and then form the Windows logo -- and from that point nothing more occurred. Rebooted and this time there was no screen offering to check memory again. It just went straight to the logo and stopped. Most recently, I went back and re-enabled all the cache settings that I'd disabled. No more blue screen, but the machine continues to stop at the same point.

Now a bit about the machine. It gets kinda complicated and I'll try to be clear. During the open test period last year, I installed the x86 7100 build on the machine and everything went fine, except for finding drivers for a couple of old peripherals (a SCSI controller and an old sound card). My entire reason for installing it was to see if Win 7 lived up to MS's claims that it would run well on older hardware. That motherboard and processor was 2001 vintage and was running 768mb of RAM. It was perfectly adequate for years as an XP platform, and I wanted to see how it handled Win 7. As it turned out, it did fine... Read more

Answer:Win7 32 bit won't get past "Starting Windows"

Wipe your HD of incompatible old-school Parted Magic formatting following this tutorial: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

The Win7 partition manager which works best when installer or Disk Mgmt can't is free Partition Wizard bootable CD.

Either format using installer if you want 100mb SysReserved boot partition (which places Repair console on F8 Advanced boot tools menu) or use DISKPART formatting steps in tutorial's second phase.

Clear your CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Set the SATA controller setting to AHCI to start, then IDE if necessary.

Test your RAM with memtest86 for 5-6 passes, then HD maker's full diag/repair CD scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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I have an said laptop and it won't start at all anymore, I turn it on and I get the said logo screen then it goes to "starting windows" screen and freezes with like a fuzzy blue line on top of the screen. I used my recovery CD and tried all 3 reformatting options and nothing works, after all 3 it just restarted my laptop and it continued to have the same problem again. Starting to get really frustrated lol, anyone had this problem before?
 

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As stated in the title, my computer hangs at the "Starting Windows" screen.
I'm using an iMac 9.1, with a bootcamp partition on Windows 7. (I can't access my Mac OS X partition at all).
I don't have a Windows 7 Installation disk or any peripheral disks.

I left my computer on all night and when. I woke up the next morning only to find out my computer just had a BSOD. I force shut down my computer then it just hung at the "starting windows' screen. Im assuming its a driver problem, since I can log in using safe mode. Also startup repair doesnt work, it just gives my a black screen.

I've been working on this for 5 hours now, and i can't figure out a way to fix this problem. Reply ASAP
 

Answer:Can't go past "Starting Windows" screen.

If you can't access the mac OS and Windows is on the same hard drive - it makes me suspect that the HDD is fubar.
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1545
2.1GHz Intel Pentium Dual Core T4300 Processor
4GB Memory
250GB Hard Drive, DVD±R/RW Optical Drive
15.6" Display, Integrated Intel 4500 MHD Media Accelerator Graphics
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

It stalls at "Starting WIndows" waits there for a few seconds, then flashes a blue screen for abou a second, and then reboots. If I attempt to launch Startup Repair, it displays the "Windows is Loading Files" screen, the goes to the windows 7 splash screen, you know the blue background you have at the logon screen, I can freely move the cursor, but nothing happens after that. no window appears, or anything. Also, you can hear the harddrive stop working once i get to that screen.

When i put in my OS disk (tested working on 2 different computers) it stalls at "Setup is Starting"

Ive tried reverting bios to default settings, didnt solve the problem.
Any help is greatly appreciated
 

Answer:Laptop will not go past "Starting Windows"

The hard drive is probably corrupt or bad
 

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Hey guys,

Pulling my hair out with this one, so figured I'd post here to see if anyone has any suggestions.

First, my setup:
Mobo: Asus A8R-MVP (BIOS 0503, last stable release)
Video: nVidia GeForce GT220
RAM: 3 GB DDR2
Main HD: 160GB IDE, with 3 partitions: [XP on #1 (20GB), Windows 7 aimed for #2 (50GB), and free space for the rest]
Other HDs: 2 x 1TB RAID1 (general storage)

If I launch the setup from a DVD, it gets past "Windows is loading files", then immediately freezes at "Starting Windows" (right before any of the coloured balloons show up...in fact, it hangs the instant the first orange pixel is displayed).

So, I tried launching the setup from Windows XP. Pointed it to the proper partition, it extracts the files, reboots, and the exact same thing happens. Can't get past the first orange pixel.

For both cases, I've tried pressing F8 on boot and selecting "safe mode" or "low resolution mode", but no dice. Safe mode seems to always get stuck on disk.sys, for what it's worth, but I understand that could even mean it's hanging on whatever the next driver is.

Other things I've tried:
-replaced nVidia video card with ATI x850, no difference
-removed all sticks of RAM except one, no difference
-removed all unused peripheral devices, no difference
-disabled all unused on-board devices, no difference

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Answer:Can't get installation past "Starting Windows"

Can you try using only 1GB (RAM) memory stick during installation, you can bring them back after the windows is installed.

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hello everybody, i'm kinda new to the site. i found it while searching my problem on google. anyways, i have a compaq presario 2500 laptop with windows xp home edition sp1 installed. I had left my computer at the desktop screen to go do something and when I came back avast antivirus had come up with a message saying that one of my files was infected with a trojan. i believe the file was stored in the system or system32 folder. anyways, it had reccomended me to move the file to avast's "virus chest", so I did. and i went ahead and worked on my laptop as normal. then after shutting my computer down and starting it back up later in the day, i found that my laptop would not load any further than the blue "windows is starting up..." screen. i let it sit there for about 30 mins. so then i went to my desktop and started researching my problem on google. i tried going into safe mode, but it still gets stuck at the same screen. i tried the option for booting with the last good settings, and that didnt work. then I found an article on this site that reccomended doing an xp repair with xp install cd. i did that, step by step, and that still did not do the trick. it still hangs at the "windows is starting up..." screen, even in safe mode.

i'm getting a bad feeling that I am going to have to format the hd. There's alot of data on my laptop that I didn't have backed up, so I was wondering if you guys had any other ideas that I could t... Read more

Answer:cannot get past "windows is starting up..." screen

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I bought my laptop about 6 months ago, came with Windows 7 32Bit on it. Worked fine until this morning. I started it up, and it goes until the Starting Windows screen and freezes. I have tried numerous different things, system restore didn't work, F3 on startup and "Fix Errors" didn't work, messed with a bunch of the settings you get to from TAB/F3/F11 on startup, still nothing. It didn't come with a Windows 7 install CD, and I pretty much gave up on it so I went to do a system recovery and wipe everything fresh. I cannot even do it, because when I try to do system recovery, it still goes to the windows screen and freezes. I downloaded and burned an ISO file to boot off of, which works for a second, then straight back to the windows screen and freezes.
I can still start up in safe mode, in fact I am writing this from safe mode right now. Is there anything to do? Please help...and thank you in advance.

Answer:Help Please! Cannot get past "Starting Windows" Screen.

boot into safe mode,press f8, try" boot to last know good config" or if that doesn't work, try booting to an older restore point from safe mode. the way to do this when in safe mode: run/cmd/rstrui.exe. this has worked for me.

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Help! This is so weird. My computer was frozen so I tried to restart it. I was re-booting it, but the "Starting Windows" screen was taking a really long time. I tried restarting it several times, it did nothing. I tried running the second option it gave me when i restarted, which was something like "run system restore" but that did the same, on a different loading screen. I have a HP Pavillion DV7, and it came with a "Quick Links" screen, before the startup, where I can access an internet browser, mail, calendar and skype. I am using that right now, so I don't understand why I can't go to my regular windows screen? I'm really confused, I tried pressing the delete button and f10 right when I started my screen, but it would be a black screen then my computer would shut down.... My warranty ran out last month, please help?
 

Answer:Can't boot up windows past the "starting windows" screen, can't run system restore

Re: Can't boot up windows past the "starting windows" screen, can't run system restor

Tap F8 while booting and see if you can get to safe mode. If you can, try a recovery from there. You also want to backup if you get there. Sounds like a failing hard drive as a first quick guess so scan your drive for errors.

Windows Explorer, right click drive C, check for errors.
 

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Hey guys, kinda new here, hopefully I'm posting this in the right forum section.

I'm not that super oriented with computers, I'll give it my best shot to explain what's going on here.

In short my PC just won't start. The light turns on, it boots up, and then I get a black screen with text referring to either "Start Up Repair (recommended)"

or

"Start windows normally"

If I choose start windows normally, it brings me to the black booting screen with the windows flag, then it proceeds to go back and restart the system, going back to the black screen. OR More likely it just stays stuck on the glowing windows flag.

This also occurs if I press F8 and go into safe mode. After listing all the components before going into safe mode, it simply restarts itself and goes right back to the black screen of the two choices.

If I select Start up repair, a grey loading bar appears below that on occasion freezes. If I manually reset the computer try it again, I get to a blue windows default background screen and the message

"Startup Repair
Your computer was unable to start
Startup repair is checking your system for problems...

If problems are found, Startup Repair will fix them automatically. Your computer might restart several times during this process.
No changes will be made to your personal files or information. This might take several minutes.

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Answer:Windows 7 won't boot past "Starting Windows" possible hard drive issue

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i have a hp pavilion... the last time i turned it off all was fine! when i tried to start it back up a few days later it gets as far as the screen that says welcome windows is starting up! then it stops. the screen does not go black or blank it just sets there, i would think it was frozen but the cursor will move. oh and i tried to start it in safe mode and that works! so what is the problem windows wil load in safe mode but not in normal!!!! HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Hi, i was simply surfing through ESPN and youtube when I realized that my Laptop (Gateway NV79) was running quite slowly and then after a while it completely froze. I couldn't do anything, nothing i did would work . So unfourtunantly i had to hard shutdown it.
And here's what happened after i rebooted it, It comes up with two options
1. Start Startup Repair(Recommended)
2. Start Windows Normally

-I go to "Start windows Normally" and it goes to boot up normally, but then after the Windows 7 logo appears it just stays there and nothing happens
-I go Launch Startup Repair and it says loading files, but then it goes to a black screen with the logo © Micosoft Corporation and nothing happens

-I tried F8 advanced boot but it doesnt do anything
-I tried safe mode with networking, it says loading files and please waitt but even after 10 mins it just stays the same
-I dont have win 7 CD
Please assist me if you can I am in dire need.
 

Answer:My computer wont get past the windows 7 "starting windows" screen

I think I would run memory and hard drive diagnostics. Maybe included in your BIOS (Setup) or Recovery partition or set of Recovery DVDs tools. Memtest86+ is a popular test. The hard drive manufacturer usually has the best diagnostics for it.
 

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hello there, I have some questions, why do I get bluescreen errors, when I start my computer or when I shut my computer down? things that I found on the blue screen is "prl_boot.sys" for sometimes. my computer never got Bluescreen on normal use..

Here's the zip:
SF_19-12-2012.zip

Any answer would be highly appreciated! thank you

Answer:BSOD on "Starting Windows" and "Shutting Down..."

Run this

Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Uninstall Parallels Tools 7.0

From the drivers list Intel Raid StorPort Driver is the oldest driver which dates 2005.

iirsp iirsp Kernel 12/14/2005 5:47:54 AM

update it from here

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Default.aspx

also your IBM ServeRAID Controller Driver


Code:
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 50, {fffff8b0f9e5ab15, 0, fffff88001c6e826, 5}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for prl_boot.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for prl_boot.sys

Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : prl_boot.sys ( prl_boot+2826 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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0: kd> !analyze -v
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Hey yesterday I got some sort of spyware or bug and my computer started acting funny so I turned it off and upon turning it back on I couldn't get it to boot. I've tried all the safe modes, tried booting from the windows 7 dvd to repair or reinstall the os but it won't make it past the starting windows screen. I suspect that the master boot files have been removed or corrupted by the virus (which was called "guo" in my task manager). So I'm stumped. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:windows 7 won't boot past "starting windows" screen

You should post this information in the System Security forum.

Start a new thread and someone will help you.

Edit: it's moved.

Definitely agree with Borg and Golden, AV Rescue Disk is the best place to start.

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problem: windows will not boot past the "starting windows" screen. The processor gets really hot as if its trying to do something but it never makes it to the desktop.

When I launch startup repair, the automatic startup repair tool always fails to fix the problem (surprise)
When I view the problem details, I get this:

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 1: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 2: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 3: unknown
Problem Signature 4: 55
Problem Signature 5: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 6: 1
Problem Signature 7: NoRootCause
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

My computer: Compaq Presario Cq62-238DX Notebook
Windows Home Premium

Ran chkdsk, no problems
tried a clean boot (no startup programs), did not get past windows startup screen
it boots into safe mode just fine, but I don't know what to do from there
tried repairing the boot sector. That didn't work.

Not sure where to take it at this point. Please help.
 

Answer:windows will not boot past the "starting windows" screen.

Did you try the Windows 7 DVD. It has a repair option too. (I'm not sure which repair you are referring to).

In my experience the repair option in the Windows 7 DVD fixes pretty much everything. If you have tried this and the problem still persists, I'm afraid that this could be a hardware problem. See if you can take it to the service center.
 

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I'm using a dell inspiron 1440 laptop, recently replaced my internal hard drive with a new solid state drive. It was working fine until today when I tried to boot my laptop up, and it gave me a BSOD before reaching the "Starting Windows" screen. Subsequent attempts at selecting the Startup repair and start windows normally options only gave me "failed to repair", and the windows logo getting stuck respectively. Safe mode cannot be started. However, when I tried to launch startup repair from my win 7 installation disk, I found that my HDD is not detected by my laptop. Subsequently, my laptop has also told me to reseat my hard drive. I reseated it a few times, but it did not solve the problem. Diagnostics ran on my laptop did not identify any problems. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows 7 unable to get past "Starting Windows" screen

Have a look at this tutorial:

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Bonjour!
I recently downloaded a game from an abandonware site, called Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee and I was really excited to finally play it. It had been one of my favourite games as a child, and I was ready to relive the memories. It downloaded itself as a .rar document, so I downloaded 7-zip and extracted it into a .exe and clicked it to open. I immediately got the following message.

Windows-No Disk
X
Exception Processing Message 0x0000013 Parameters 0x757992A0 0x00000004 0x757992A0
[Cancel] [Try Again] [Continue]

Whenever I click one of these options, no matter which, the pop-up comes up twice, before the programme starts. My screen momentarily goes black, and then It goes back out of the application, saying:

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee has stopped working... Windows is searching for a solution...

and a few seconds later...

A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.
[Close Program]

I still can't play the game, no matter what I click or try, and I dont want to go into my computer and accidentally change something that I am not supposed to, as I share the computer with my mum, and my sister. I just want a way to be able to play this game at home without the crappy message pop-up.

Merci, tout le monde!
Brandon
 

Answer:"Windows-No Disk" When Starting up Game

Sorry, having to close this thread as this is against the rules:

Other Illegal Activities - As you might expect, we don't want anything illegal going on here. Users cannot post hacks, cracks, pirated software, or anything of the like. Furthermore, we do not allow instructions on how to complete illegal activities, such as pirating. Please don't ask for advice on using illegal software, as it will be removedClick to expand...

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Problem:

Everything was running fine until yesterday, when my PC crashed with the BSOD giving me the "IRQL not less or equal" error. I ignored it and carried on- which resulted in the computer crashing with "Memory management" blues whenever I started something that was not the browser (It later started crashing on browser start too).

I first thought it was the temperature - Memtest95 and GPUtemp said otherwise.

So I started testing the RAM (taking one DIMM out) with Memtest86- It passed 4 cycles, so I shut the PC down and put the other DIMM in.

When I turned the PC on again, there was no signal sent to my screen, and none to my keyboard (and the HDD light on the front of the case did not start blinking like usual). The fans were running, so I figured something might be wrong with the DIMMs I put in. I removed the graphics card and plugged the screen into the motherboard.

Now the screen gets a signal, background lighting starts up, and then it shuts down to hibernation again. This repeats itself until the machine is shut down manually.

I got no idea what to do.

System specs: http://pastebin.com/DQwejZLx
I can not post the Minidump folder, since the PC can't start and I did not back it up. Sorry.

Thank you for your help.
 

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Hello all,

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit that works perfectly except something. When it starts up, the past Windows logo "Starting Windows" does not appear instead the "Microsoft Corporation" logo appears. How can I fix this problem so that the Windows shows the previous "Starting windows" logo when starting?

Answer:The past Windows logo "Starting Windows" does not appear

This thread may be of help

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Hi everyone, my dell computer first started getting some battery problems where the adapter was unable to charge the battery but the laptop would maintain the same level of power while plugged in, and if unplugged would die immediately. This problem coincided with network adapter problems where my computer could not properly connect to wireless networks. Now after logging on my laptop will not go past the windows starting screen. I have replaced my battery and my laptop is able to recharge but the starting screen problem persists and makes my laptop unusable. I am unable to start in safe mode and repairs don't seem to work. Any suggestions?

Answer:Windows won't go past "starting windows screen"

MSINFO32:
Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Also, save a copy as a .txt file and include it also (it's much more difficult to read, but we have greater success in getting the info from it).

systeminfo:
Please open an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt and type (or copy/paste) "systeminfo.exe >%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\systeminfo.txt" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Then navigate to Desktop to retrieve the syteminfo.txt file. If you have difficulties with making this work, please post back. Then zip up the .txt file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.

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I have searched the forums for the last 2 days but have not found a solution to the problem so here goes.

2 days ago my Windows 7 x64 Home premium system worked fine. I woke up the next morning and It would not load past the "Starting Windows" screen.

I have a stock ASUS Essentio series computer with 8 Gigs of ram a 320Gb Western Digital Hard drive and a 6 core intel processor.

I have tried so far:

I have removed the hard drive and replaced it with an older windows vista x64 drive I have. The Windows Vista drive booted right up with no problem.

I have Booted the computer with the Vista drive as the OS drive and the Windows 7 drive as a secondary hard drive. When I did that the Windows 7 drive showed up, all the files were there but the problem was I could not access any of the files under my user folder. (access permission or something) But it seems that this would show the hard drive is not fried.

I have tried restoring the drive to an earlier restore point but each restore point I try it says that it can not restore.

I have tried the windows repair option and that freezes on "Loading windows files"

I have even tried going into the bios and booting under different drive settings. Nothing.

By looking through this forum It appears that there is something wrong with my Windows 7 drive booting drivers maybe. Or possibly a system update that went wrong overnight and now the OS wont boot up. (or something else I could be completely wrong)
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Answer:Windows 7 will not load past "Starting Windows"

Have you tried running a Disk Check on the Windows 7 drive with both boxes checked using the Vista system (I assume this is what you mean by an old Vista drive)?

It may be safer to do it through the Windows 7 Recovery Environment (RE), though. I am fairly sure Vista and 7 use the same file system, but just to be safe, better to use the RE.Use Advanced Boot Options to select Repair Your Computer and get to the System Recovery Options. Then select the command prompt. Do the following:chkdsk /r c:
chkdsk /r d:
chkdsk /r e:
chkdsk /r f:.etc until you get the message that the volume could not be opened for direct access. For any drives that do not give the message:
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems
run chkdsk again as above. In other words, if it says:
Windows has made corrections to the file system
after running the disk check, run the disk check again.

I realize you may only have one disk show up in Windows explorer, but you may have more than one disk through recovery options. This is because the system creates a hidden boot partition (which will be C: in recovery), you may have a recovery partition for your PC that is hidden (which will be D: in recovery), and you will have your primary Windows partition (which may be E: in recovery). A custom PC will likely have at least C: and D: to scan.

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Hello,

I'm seeking for help here.
Recently, my computer started having BSOD after the "Windows is starting..." screen. It tells me something with MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION.
I know it's something with my video card driver but I can't figure it out since everytime I update my video card driver my screens either either gets black after boot or I get a BSOD with Machine_Check_Exceptionl so I have to go in Safe Mode to uninstall my driver.
I hope someone can help me.

Regards,
Tike

Answer:BSOD after "Windows is starting..." with "MCE"

safe mode works fine? install "standard VGA graphical adapter" instead. Just as a test.
open "device manager". right click your display adapter->graphics card->upgrade driver. search on computer. pick from list. "compatible hardware". Now select "standard VGA graphical adapter" instead.

Does it boot succesfully afterwards?

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I need help with the problem, startup repair does nothing and neither does starting at last working startup.

Answer:BSOD on boot after "Starting Windows" BSOD on safe mode startup aswell

Hello and welcome Galore mate some system specs would be really helpful - very hard working with something one knows very little about. System Info - See Your System Specs

However at first look seems like the system is in a mess or the hard drive or other components are going south.

Now just do this if you get a boot then it might narrow the issue/s down a little and you will need toake the bootable disk on another machine.
BOOTABLE UBUNTU
Make a bootable Ubuntu disk Download Ubuntu Desktop | Download | Ubuntu
Set the BIOS to boot from the optical when the machine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL > select TRY not INSTALL
When it is finished - it takes very little time you will get a screen like in the pic .
Open the drive you want > User and dig down until you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy / paste the material you want to an external source or other installed drive doing this.
I am not sure if it will but I have recovered tons of data etc using this method both on "dead" or just plain drives that you cannot get data from using Windows.

Just run it until you get the screen ignore the data stuff though it might come in handy later - if this will not boot then something is very wrong.

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Last winter I reformatted my HD and re-installed Windows 7 (64 bit).   At that time I lost my Flight simulator game that I enjoyed a lot.   Lately I tried to re-install my Flight Simulator game but I get the message "Error  InstallShield Runtime".  Is there a quick fix to this?   

Answer:Cannot get past "Error InstalShield Scripting Runtime" When reinstalling game

What is the exact game you are installing to check on its compatibility?Is this an installation from Disc or a download off the internet?

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I got my dell few days ago. Installed it with Samsung EVO 850 SSD 500 Gb and Kingston 8GB PC3L - 12800 SODIMM.The Windows 10 Home OEM home is installed on HDD 1TB so I decided to use Samsung Data Migration software to clone the data to SSD. However, the OS crashed and decided to install a fresh Windows 10 Enterprise to SSD and deleted the previous OS on HDD using diskpart.Now after Installing Windows 10 Ent OS files. Every after BIOS run, I got BSOD errors "MEMORY MANAGEMENT" + "Page Fault it non paged area" + "IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL" 

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Hi all,

Sorry to repeat a question I see a lot of instances of, but none of those seem to be addressing my problem correctly.

I have not done anything new to my computer in recent days, so this problem has caught me off guard (I see most instances of this problem come after upgrading to Windows 7, I have had Win 7 installed for a while now).

Here is a summary of my problem:
1) My computer recently got stuck on the "Starting Windows Screen." So I manually held the power button to reboot.
2) On reboot, it said there was a need to run a startup repair, which I did. Everything checked fine, except for the last one which said "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted," which it claimed to have successfully fixed.
3) After rebooting from repair, the system gets stuck on "Starting Windows Screen" for a good 10-15 minutes, after which it runs a registry check. After it completes that I get hopeful -- but the screen then gets stuck on an all black screen with just the mouse cursor and nothing more.
4) Additional note: Attempting to start the computer on "safe mode" leads safe mode startup to become stalled on "DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS"
5) The lastest attempt to repair yielded this message: "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
Problem event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
02: 6.1.7600.16385
03: uknown
04: 21201099
05" AutoFailover
06: 2
07: Corrupt Volume
OS Version: 6.1.7600.... Read more

Answer:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

3. If neither of those work, its likely that because of the fact that when windows is repairing itself, it is generally putting copies of its system files in the same physical location on your disk. Because your disk is obviously not completely dead, ie....its still loading to the windows 7 startup screen, its just copying files to the bad sectors on your hard drive and gets stuck when loading. This is especially my guess because you said Safe mode is having same problems, even after attempting to repair. In the past, I've tried and salvage a disk by reformatting it and only leaving on partitions which do not contain the bad clusters. This takes some time, and some guess work.....and really this is only a "bandaid" fix because once the disk has bad clusters, its only a matter of time before these things give out. You wouldn't want to trust your important data on it anyways....

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Computer info: Toshiba Satellite L555D-S7005,
Processor: AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile M520 2.30 GHz
RAM: 4.00 GB
System Type: 64-bit Operating System
Windows: 7 Professional, Service Pack 1

My problems began probably a year ago. Started having BSOD's regularly with startup issues. Nothing I tried fixed anything. Had it in a shop where the first time I was told he "fixed some things" and seemed to be working for about a week and a half when it went back to BSOD's and startup problems (getting stuck at the "starting Windows" screen, etc). Took it back to shop where they wiped it and replaced Windows. Within a few weeks I was back to the same issues. At this point I actually just put the thing away and solely used my husbands computer. Last week after not touching my laptop for several months I had to use it due to a major accident with my husbands. The thing worked perfectly for 9 days, PERFECTLY. Then it started randomly shutting down with no rhyme or reason. After a couple of times doing that it started getting stuck at the "starting Windows" screen and wanting to run Startup Repair.

With Startup Repair I get: Startup Repair cannot fix problems with this info:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 77
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07: NoRootCause
OS Version: ... Read more

Answer:BSOD, random shutdown, stuck at "Starting Windows" screen, etc

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I didn't think the list of errors I got would fit the title. I also figure that posting a log isn't possible because I can't properly boot into windows. Anyways, a bit of backstory. For the past few days my PC has been behaving oddly. It would take much longer than usual to begin booting, usually 10-15 seconds for the first screen to appear. At times my PC would refuse to recognize any GPU but my onboard one, which could only be repaired by resetting to my Fail-Safe Defaults in BIOS. When booting, I would sometimes receive attempts by my PC to run a disk check on my HDD, but would receive an error concerning software stopping it (and it persisted, even with antivirus off). I intended to do a system restore, but failures with it working in the past lead me to put it off. And yesterday, everything booted up fine, miraculously; no long boot-up, my GPU being detected, no disk check. So I naively believed that my problems had been resolved.

Then this morning, the same things begin happening again. Long boot up, only my onboard card being detected, etc. When I attempted to perform the same fix as before via BIOS, I was instead met with a BSOD after the first Windows splash screen (the black one, not the all blue one). Here are the errors as I wrote them down.

*** STOP: 0x0000000000190494, 0xfffffa80033d03a0, 0xffffffffc0000102, 0x0000000000000000

Nothing appeared after this and I'm sort of at a loss for the meaning. Will running a system repair fix this?

Answer:BSOD after "Starting Windows" screen, receive STOP: 0x

This is all i can really gather from what you have written can you please attach some dump files.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions


Code:
0x0000000000190494

Bug Check 0x24: NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM - This indicates a problem occurred in ntfs.sys , the driver file that allows the system to read and write to NTFS drives.

Run Chkdsk /f /r in Command Prompt to detect and resolve any file system structural corruption. You must restart the system before the disk scan begins on a system partition.

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i have some problem with my old laptop and hope that someone can help me. the problem is my laptop infected by virus and malware. after clean it with Avira antivir personal and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. reboot and it freeze on window start up. ( wellcome screen ). after a few days i become fed up and i tried to install a fresh copy of Windows XP. the problems begin.After insert the window xp cd, 1)copy files, 2) Welcome to Setup, 3)f8 agree and format, 4)  Setup copies various files and reboot. after reboot it freeze on the screen(setup will complete in 39 minutes).i tried to install again now it freezes on "Setup is starting Windows"and won't go any further.and have no error message( BSOD ) i already tried the (Memtest+86.170 , change ram to 512mb,reformat my harddisk , used the F5 trick) I am so frustrated. this problem has been the last two month. please help. My old laptop:Mercury Green320                       VIA C3 1A Ghz. 512mb ram                       win XP SP2

Answer:Laptop freezes on "Setup is starting Windows". BSOD

Go to the malware forum on this site and follow the instructions in the announcement on the top of that page.

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i have some problem with my old laptop and hope that someone can help me. the problem is my laptop infected by virus and malware. after clean it with Avira antivir personal and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. reboot and it freeze on window start up. ( wellcome screen ). after a few days i become fed up and i tried to install a fresh copy of Windows XP. the problems begin.After insert the window xp cd, 1)copy files, 2) Welcome to Setup, 3)f8 agree and format, 4)  Setup copies various files and reboot. after reboot it freeze on the screen(setup will complete in 39 minutes).i tried to install again now it freezes on "Setup is starting Windows"and won't go any further.and have no error message( BSOD ) i already tried the (Memtest+86.170 , change ram to 512mb,reformat my harddisk , used the F5 trick) I am so frustrated. this problem has been the last two month. please help.  note that now my hard disk already format  ( no system )and my laptop freeze on setup is starting windows. how can i scan for virus or Malware. My old laptop:Mercury Green320 ( no floopy )                       VIA C3 1A Ghz. 512mb ram                       win XP SP2

Answer:Laptop freezes on "Setup is starting Windows". BSOD

Your re-format took care of any viruses or malware that was on your computer. You're starting out fresh. I suggest that you start a new thread in the software section for additional help.

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Noteworthy context information: Win7 laptop, stable for a l-o-n-g time...

Two sessions were running (logged-in as two different users, via the "Switch user" option ... because I needed to finish up some work on the web, while the backup ran). I knew this was slightly risky, but never anticipated a BSOD.

First session was a web browser, logged-into the pc as a non-Admin user; second session was Admin, intending to start Windows Backup; BSOD within seconds of starting BACKUP.

ZIP uploaded. System has seemed stable, as usual, since the event (2.5+ days now) ... but my BSODs have been so rare, I didn't want to ignore it.

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Hi,

I've been getting a few BSODs recently with the error "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA", and I have also noticed that when I start my computer, nothing shows up until the login screen shows so I can't boot in safe mode. I don't know what to do-please help!

-Rixterz

Answer:Frequent BSOD and missing "Starting Windows" screen

Additional information is required.

1. Download the DM Log Collector application to your desktop by clicking the link below

DM Log Collector.exe

2. Run it by double-clicking the icon on your desktop, and follow the prompts.
3. Locate the .ZIP file created on your desktop, and upload it here in your next reply.

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My PC was working fine. I turned off PC and reconnected a fan which I had forgotten to reconnect the last time I opened my PC.
Then after reconnecting it my PC started going into a 3 second start/restart loop, continuously. I fiddled around with the wires and got the PC to stop going into the 3 second loop and it started normally. But then during the "Starting Windows" animation it showed a BSOD for half a second and restarted.
The BSOD had a STOP 0x0000007b error
startup repair is useless, kept showing 0x0 for everything. it says "Startup Repair has tried several times but still cannot determine the cause of the problem" Can't enter safe mode. Can't do chkdsk because every drive is "write protected" for some reason. I checked every cable from the power board to the other stuff in the pc and checked the cables from the motherboard to the other stuff and everything is connected fine. I don't have any CD as it didn't come with a CD.Please help!

Answer:BSOD then restart during "Starting Windows" after reconnecting top fan

Hi and welcome,

Its late and you have no dump file attached to your post, but have a look at this Microsoft article, it has a fix and may be related to your issue.
Error message occurs after you change the SATA mode of the boot drive
Also to post minidumps please follow this guide:
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

Hope this helps
cheers dave

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Hello forums people,

OS: Windows 7 professional
motherboard: Asus M4A78LT-M LE
CPU: AMD Athlon II x4

I've been wrestling with this all day.
Yesterday I re-installed Windows 7 professional 64 bit to get rid of 5 years of clutter. I was unable to install the OS with both 2GB sticks of RAM and my geForce 460 video card in.

I took out one RAM stick and the video card and installed the OS. Today, I am unable to start windows with the second RAM stick or the video card in.

To check the RAM sticks, I have put each RAM stick individually into each of the two RAM slots on the motherboard without a problem, I only have the problem when both sticks are in.

The BSOD occurs in the exact same way as when I boot with the video card installed. I get to the "starting windows" screen, the little colored balls animate for a moment and then freeze. Then I go to the bsod where I am told acpi.sys is responsible. The way that two pieces of hardware individually cause the same crash makes me think that it is not a problem with the video card or the motherboard physically either.

I have updated my BIOS today to the latest version. I have run the windows 7 startup repair from my intall CD, it failed at the "System Files Integrity Check and Repair" test with error code 0x490

I am unable to boot in safe mode with 2 RAM sticks or the video card.

I'm looking up cmd windows memory tests I can do, as well as updating the chipset now. I would appreciate any direction,

Severin

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Answer:BSOD during "starting windows" after fresh install

Hello there!

It does sound like Hardware but the best way to test the RAM is using the program called MemTest86+ follow this article Run Hardware Diagnostic : Hardware Diagnostic | Captain Debugger (RAM and GPU)

This driver Bs_def.sys i.e. BIOS Flash Driver is a driver file from company AsusTek Computer Inc. maybe it's good idea to re-flash the BIOS.
Bugcheck:


Code:

Debug session time: Thu Nov 8 05:48:46.112 2012 (UTC + 5:30)
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Shyam\SysnativeBSODApps\110712-4291397729-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.17514.amd64chk.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
System Uptime: 49 days 16:37:00.011 (checked kernels begin at 49 days)
BugCheck 3B, {c0000420, fffff8000270a11b, fffff88007270a00, 0}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for BS_DEF.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for BS_DEF.sys
Probably caused by : BS_DEF.sys ( BS_DEF+1109 )
Bugcheck code 0000003B
Arguments:
Arg1: 00000000c0000420, Exception code that caused the bugcheck
Arg2: fffff8000270a11b, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck
Arg3: fffff88007270a00, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck
Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero.
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B
PROCESS_NAME: IKernel.
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_BS_DEF+1109
BiosVersion = 0507
BiosReleaseDate = 02/23/2010
SystemManufacturer = System manufacturer
SystemProductName = System Product Name
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My system has continually played up since I bought it about 5 weeks ago.
My very first power up gave me three blue screen crashes with a "cpu fan error" and 2 beeps on POST. The system was bought overclocked (from 3.2 to 4 GHz) and I assumed this was the problem but during most of these crashes the BIOS reverted to default settings and still produced errors.
Eventually one of the BSODs corrupted my windows installation so I was forced to reload windows and was told by my suppliuer to run MemTest - this gave no errors after 2 hours so the computer was returned for inspection.
It was returned to me fairly promptly (not a good sign!) after the bios had been reset (same as I had done on numerous occasions) and tested without fault for 24 hours.
Guess what happened when I powered up - yes the dreaded BSOD after the " starting windows" screen appeared.
The BSODs vary and include stop:0x24, 0x50 and 0x3b errors. I also am now getting blank screens regularly after the starting windows message and the only way to get over this is to power down and restart. Once up and running the computer nearly always performs OK - it is just the starting phase that gives a problem.
I have tried many of the suggestions listed on this thread including reseating all connectors, memory sticks, video card, adjusting ram voltage , dram frequency, updated the bios, reloading windows (three times so far) without effect.
I have just ordered some different ram to try bu... Read more

Answer:BSOD after "starting windows" startup screen

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ColWar


My system has continually played up since I bought it about 5 weeks ago.
My very first power up gave me three blue screen crashes with a "cpu fan error" and 2 beeps on POST. The system was bought overclocked (from 3.2 to 4 GHz) and I assumed this was the problem but during most of these crashes the BIOS reverted to default settings and still produced errors.
Eventually one of the BSODs corrupted my windows installation so I was forced to reload windows and was told by my suppliuer to run MemTest - this gave no errors after 2 hours so the computer was returned for inspection.
It was returned to me fairly promptly (not a good sign!) after the bios had been reset (same as I had done on numerous occasions) and tested without fault for 24 hours.
Guess what happened when I powered up - yes the dreaded BSOD after the " starting windows" screen appeared.
The BSODs vary and include stop:0x24, 0x50 and 0x3b errors. I also am now getting blank screens regularly after the starting windows message and the only way to get over this is to power down and restart. Once up and running the computer nearly always performs OK - it is just the starting phase that gives a problem.
I have tried many of the suggestions listed on this thread including reseating all connectors, memory sticks, video card, adjusting ram voltage , dram frequency, updated the bios, reloading windows (three times s... Read more

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba r700-181 (PT310E) work laptop. It is running Windows 7 x64 Enterprise.

It has one 4GB stick of ram which is PC3 10600. Windows works fine with this.

I have obtained a 4GB stick of ram which is PC3 12800. With just this one in, Windows works fine.

However, if I have BOTH sticks put in, the BIOS recognises that there is 8GB installed, but Windows fails to boot.

It gets stuck at the "Starting Windows" screen. If I restart it asks me if I want to start windows normally or to run the Windows repair. If I try that I get the message: "Error: 0xc0000225. The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible."

I tried using a Windows 7 System Restore disc but that doesnt work...

If I try either of the sticks in the laptop one at a time, then Windows 7 boots up fine.

Is this just down to the laptop not being compatible with the mixture of speeds? I thought that if they were mixed it would just use the lower speed by default?

So confused

Answer:Laptop hangs at "Starting Windows" or getting "Error 0xC0000225"

Hello borito, Welcome to SevenForums!

Is this a laptop provided by a company you work for by any chance?

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For a couple weeks now, My laptop has been making a "pop" sound everytime on start up after the windows logo comes together it makes a faint pop sound then continues to the login screen. Everytime I muted or unmuted the speakers it would make the sound too. I changed my driver the the Windows default and it stopped but the pop won't.


Laptop Model / Manufacturer : Gateway NV53A
Sound Driver : Realtek (But changed to Windows Default)

Answer:Laptop speakers emit a "pop" sound after "Starting Windows"

The windows default is the culprit here.

When your system boots, drivers started one after another, the pop sound came in because the default driver is not built to especially manage your audio card.

Download the driver from the manufacturer according to your model, install it and I assure you all will be fine.

cheers.

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I just built the PC though some parts were old.

*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xFFFFF880009A98E8, 0xFFFFFFFFC0000034, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)

Answer:BSOD after "Starting Windows" screen

Please complete this tutorial. It's required in this thread.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Hello,

There are 3 options in the BIOS of my MB for sATA modes : IDE, AHCI and RAID.

I made a fresh install of 7 pro x64 on a SSD drive but for some reason the sATA mode was set to "RAID" rather than "AHCI" at that time...

Now, I followed the tutorial and changed msahci/start from 3 to 0. IaStorV/start was already set to 0...

Rebooted, entered the BIOS, set sATA mode to "AHCI" -> BSOD during the "starting windows" screen just like before...

Any idea why and how to fix that?

Thanks a lot in advance for your help.
Best,
-a-

EDIT: I also changed the vlaue of pciide/start from 3 to 0 according to this thread:
http://www.askvg.com/how-to-change-s...lling-windows/
Still I get the BSOD upon changing sATA mode from RAID to AHCI in the BIOS...

Answer:BSOD during the "starting windows" screen

  
Quote: Originally Posted by asheenlevrai


Hello,

There are 3 options in the BIOS of my MB for sATA modes : IDE, AHCI and RAID.

I made a fresh install of 7 pro x64 on a SSD drive but for some reason the sATA mode was set to "RAID" rather than "AHCI" at that time...

Now, I followed the tutorial and changed msahci/start from 3 to 0. IaStorV/start was already set to 0...

Rebooted, entered the BIOS, set sATA mode to "AHCI" -> BSOD during the "starting windows" screen just like before...

Any idea why and how to fix that?

Thanks a lot in advance for your help.


I might be wrong but it seems that you need to install the SATA drivers, just double check.

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Hey,
I have recently just got a motherboard and CPU from a friend of mine. I have put the basics in it just to see if it will actually run and it does.

So I put my Windows XP disc in and booted from the disc and it proceeded with installation as normal, except when it reaches "Starting Windows" and then it gives me a BSOD straight away.

Thinking this would be okay I restarted my PC and tried to boot from the files it copied onto my HDD, this did not happen.

I also tried changing the HDD to one with Windows XP pre-installed which gave me the options to boot in safe mode, optimised settings and normally etc. but as soon as I select "Start Windows Normally" it just restarts my PC.

Here are some specs:
Motherboard: Asus not too sure on model no. but it has PCI-E and support for sata drives.
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.00ghz
RAM: DDR2

I am currently stuck with a PCI graphics card untill this Friday when I get paid, not sure if this would cause any problems...

Thanks guys
 

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Hello All, unfortunately, I'm back again with more problems. Few weeks ago I ran into some internet problems when I'm not sure are related or not. But that went away and then my compute would freeze and I would have to reboot. After I noticed what was happening I just new BSOD was next. Yesterday was completely fine. I turned the computer on and BSOD after BSOD. I've managed to get into safemode with networking so I can make this post and it's been about.. 30mins and everything seems fine. Also I went into BIOS and heard a BEEP then the computer froze. Going to try to boot normally and see where I get if not I'll be back into safe mode waiting for further help. Thank you.

Answer:BSOD right after "Starting Windows" screen goes away

It contains no dump file.. Do you know the error on the bsod, or the STOP code (like HIGH_IQRL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL; STOP 0xD1)

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BSOD after "Starting windows" screen.... report is attached.... any help wud be appreciated...

Answer:BSOD after "Starting windows" screen....

any help...???

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Hi all, I have been struggling with this for some time so I will try to describe everything I've done to date. I have: Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit The hardware is under 2 years old. I have recently re-installed the OS but the trouble predates that. Since last June, I have been receiving BSOD's after the Post but during Starting Windows screen. They all seem to revolve around "ntoskrnl.exe" and my WhoCrashed program has consistently indicated its a driver issue. So I started peeling back the layers. I took out the SLI'd second video card. Still happened, I uninstalled Norton, still happened. I ran the RAM diagnostic tool, everything came back clean. It hit a spike recently and I RMA'd my motherboard. That was a week ago. I installed Windows on a brand new hard drive to mitigate variables. It worked great for 2 days then today, BAM, my first BSOD since the rebuild. This BSOD is consistent with the ones I was receiving before the rebuild. It seems to be random, I can go a week with no BSOD, and then BSOD repeatedly for the next several days. I'm slowly being driven insane little by little. I have used the UniBlue driver scanner and it tells me everything is up to date except for the Marvell Driver which is a raid controller and a controller that I have nothing plugged into. I did not install that this most recent build. Could it be a RAM problem? A BIOS issue? I am not a pro at the BIOS configuration but it doesn't "feel" like that's t... Read more

Answer:Random BSOD's during "Starting Windows"

These crashes were caused by memory corruption/exception (cx05) probably a driver.
Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

* If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!

* If you have raid update its Driver.

Memtest.





Quote:
*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.



RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Driver verifier






Quote:
Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition. Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is. But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver. Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows. If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

So, I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (s... Read more

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Hello, I have a desktop here where any type of OS installations won't work. If installing Windows the installation get stuck at "Starting Windows" or can't find installation media.During the hang, my hard drive makes a clicking noise for like 10 secs and then stops. If installing Linux distributions, the installation reports that the device for the media is not ready. Any help is appreciated

PC
Acer Aspire AX1430G-UW30P
AMD E-450 dual core processor
AMD Radeon HD 6300 graphics

BTW im not sure if it's BIOS because I don't know if it's UEFI or EFI

Answer:Windows installation stuck at "Starting Windows" or "Device not ready" for linux

The clicking sound could be a bad HDD.

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This is getting to be a real pain. I bougth the "Return of the Kings" last year and this year "Doom 3" and both give me the same problem. They load perfectly okay and even auto start the opening menu when I put CD1 into the drive but when I hit play I get the same message that it can not find disk 1. I have a DVD RW and CD-ROM drive and it works in neither. I have messed around with the Master/Slave setting on each and have even tried removing one then the other just to see if that worked.

I am running XP on an Athlom +2600 with NEC DVD and Lite-On CD-ROM

Any ideas, I trawled the internet with little success.

Answer:"Can Not Find Disk 1" error when starting game

Sometimes games are mislabeled - have you tried the other discs in the sets to see if they work instead?

Also, this normally occurs when the copy protection is kicking in; your games may be misreading your discs in some way due to the hardware and thinking it's actually an illegal copy. Both of these games use Safedisc V3 as the copy protection, so it may be your drives are incompatible with the software. This only happens a very limited amount of the time, and if you have a proof of purchase the company often sends a copy out to you with no protection. Many companies accept the original discs as valid proof of purchase.

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Hello, My name is Gavin and I have a problem with Thandor. I have a vista home premium and I want to play it so I switched my compatibility to windows 95 but when I try to start the game, it says in German " Thandor wurde nicht im ursprung lichen verzeichnis gefunden. Bitte deinstallieren Sie Thandor uber den zugehorigen nenupunkt". But I can't read German so could you help me please. Thanks and it also says when i start try to click on the desktop icon, C:\Program Files\Thandor\thandor.exe is not a vilid Win32 application. So could you help me.
 

Answer:Help, I am having trouble starting the game "Thandor The Invasion"

Seems a little strange that you should get errors in German as that isn't your native language, my question would be where did you get the game from? I haven't heard of it myself and my 'internet police' at work block anything game related!
 

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current situation:

Got Vista Home premium installed on 1 HDD
installed another HDD
trying to install XP
boots from CD goes into setup stage
loads all drivers
gives message at the bottom windows is starting up
and then Blue Screen Of Death

Gives error stop code:0x0000007B

any help will be appreciated

J

p.s. apologies for any spelling/grammar mistakes
 

Answer:BSOD after "windows is starting up"

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I was getting a bsod after the windows is starting up screen and it was caused by nvlddmkm.sys with stop: 0x00000116
I was using the 296.10 drivers and everything was fine since i got this computer except til now.
I just got this computer recently except for the RAM, PSU, and video card which is from my old computer.
specs:
msi gtx 560ti stock
2500k stock
asus z77 pro
6gb gskill 1600mhz ram
crucial m4 (boot drive)
western digital black
650 antec earthwatts psu
I am able to boot into safe mode, and I uinstalled my 296.10 drivers and I installed older drivers 275 and 285 and except this time i can boot into windows but everything is glitchy and artifacty and the screen flashes to black and back.
Also I tried system restore but it doesnt work. One thing i can do is boot into the system fine if i have no nvidea drivers installed.
I also used driver sweeper everytime i installed the new drivers.
I have the dmp file but i dont know how to upload it to this forum so i chose a rapidshare if thats fine.
https://***************/files/8097472...12-9921-01.dmp

Can you guys please help me?

Answer:BSOD after "Windows is starting up"

This might give you some things to try.






Quote:
"It's not a true crash, in the sense that the bluescreen was initiated only because the combination of video driver and video hardware was being unresponsive, and not because of any synchronous processing exception".

Since Vista, the "Timeout Detection and Recovery" (TDR) components of the OS video subsystem have been capable of doing some truly impressive things to try to recover from issues which would have caused earlier OSs like XP to crash.

As a last resort, the TDR subsystem sends the video driver a "please restart yourself now!" command and waits a few seconds.

If there's no response, the OS concludes that the video driver/hardware combo has truly collapsed in a heap, and it fires off that stop 0x116 BSOD.

If playing with video driver versions hasn't helped, make sure the box is not overheating.

Try removing a side panel and aiming a big mains fan straight at the motherboard and GPU.

Run it like that for a few hours or days - long enough to ascertain whether cooler temperatures make a difference.

If so, it might be as simple as dust buildup and subsequently inadequate cooling.

I would download cpu-z and gpu-z (both free) and keep an eye on the video temps


STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

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I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The other day I was afk while listening to loud music from my computer.
Suddenly the speakers began screaming in a high pitch and when I got to my computer it had frozen.
I tried to reboot it, but it simply froze at the Windows loading screen with the floating balls of light and the text: "Starting Windows".
I have also tried booting from the Windows 7 Installation DVD, but it freezes at the loading screen once again.

I then tried to use the Startup Repair Tool, only to find Windows freezing at the loading screen again.

When trying to reboot in safe mode, it freezes again, just after having loaded "disk.sys"

These are the things I have tried so far:
- I have run memory tests using Memtest86.
- I have run hard disk drive tests using SeaTools
- No errors were found.
- I removed the sound card from the MB, with same boot result.
*EDIT*
- I have reset the BIOS
- I booted with 2GB of RAM instead of my standard 4GB

Anyone who can think of other things I should try?

Answer:Windows freeze on boot at "Starting Windows" and "LOADED ...\disk.sys"

Suggest you run SFC. {Option 2}
You may need to run it at least 3 times.
Let us know the report at the end please.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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My computer has been acting weird lately. I can not get it to go past "windows is starting" screen. When it reaches this screen 1/3 the time it will just freeze on it and I will have to reset my computer and 2/3 of the time my monitor loses signal and will have to reset again. My monitor losing signal from the computer is the main problem I believe. I can log into safe mode fine no matter what settings I am using. Also I can log into windows normally if I have my graphics card driver uninstalled. As soon as I install the gtx 570 driver this problem occurs again. I have tried installing previous versions of the driver and that did not fix the problem.

I attached a minidump. Please advise, thanks.

Answer:Bsod loading into windows/blackscreen @"windows starting"

Welcome

For your bug check VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (116), go through: STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting for an insight.


Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 116, {fffffa800ccf64e0, fffff880101b6584, 0, 2}

Unable to load image nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+14b584 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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2: kd> !analyze -v
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VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (116)
Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arguments:
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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".


Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":




The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:




I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:




Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:





I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

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Answer:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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i installed the game (Closed Beta MMORPG).

The first time i start this game, the launcher patches the game. When i start it after patching my screens stays black and the sound freezes. After some seconds my computer reboots.

After rebooting i got the message about "BSOD 0x116".
When i try to start it again sometimes i got the same error again and again. Sometimes i cannot start the game after this, cuz my *.ini-files in the game folder are blank.

I already asked in the forums of the game and the support of the company.

Someone in the forums told me to do a scan and post it here.
Maybe you can help me.
Its the only game, where this happens.

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Intel Core i7 920
Msi Nvidia GTX 580 TwinFrozr (driver at 314.22 / 320.00 beta)

thanks

Answer:(invisible-) BSOD starting "Dragon's Prophet"

A stop 0x116 is a display/graphics related BSOD. It may be caused by a number of things.

You are slightly overclocked.

Code:
CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz"
MaxSpeed: 2670
CurrentSpeed: 2698
As you are getting BSODs, you should stop overclocking and run all the hardware components like CPU, GPU and RAM to their default settings. Also set the BIOS to default, too.
How To Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS)

Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Check if the Power Supply Unit (PSU) supplying adequate power to the computer or not.
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator

Is the computer hot? Report us the heat of the computer after a couple of hours of your normal usage. Upload a screenshot of the summery tab of Speccy.

Dismantle the PC. Clean the inside carefully. Specially the fan grills and air vents. When Re-seating, dont forget to apply thermal paste.

The BIOS is kinda old.

Code:
BiosVersion = F13j
BiosReleaseDate = 08/02/2010
If possible, update it from GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1366 - GA-EX58-UD5 (rev. 1.0). Take the version F13, dated 2012/01/11

Let us know the results.
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BSOD ANALYSIS:

Code:
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Hello guys, the last week I've been strugling with these nasty BSODs. At first I thought it was my HDDs as ntoskrn.exe somewhat hinted towards that from googling it. My HDDs have been causing a lot of trouble earlier as well due to their somewhat long years of service. However, I've recently reformated my computer and installed W7 on a brand new Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD hoping the BSODs would go away, they didn't.

I googled BSOD and I stumbled upon this forum and I thought I'd give it a try. I'm somewhat desperate, as I need my computer working for both work, school and amusement.

I've been trying to run Memtest in order to test my memory but without any results. I'm also currently running on only on 4GB chip instead of two, to see if the problem still exists. Also, without any results.

This is the second time I'm writing this thread btw, I was just about to post it and my PC crashed.

Here is my two logs + dxdiag (last crash didn't generate a log oddly enough).

Here is additional hardware/gear that I use:

Razer Megalodon 7.1 Headset
Razer Naga
Logitech G19
Logitech C920 (Webcam)
Corsair 750W PSU

My temperatures are also good. Both CPU and MB idles at around ~25. GPU's all good too. I'm also using a Corsair 650D chassi with dustfilters at both air-income so dust is minimal. On top off this, I use airpressure to clean away dust somewhat regularly and I also did exactly this 2 days ago when I reinstalled the pc.
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Answer:BSOD - "Memory management", "Bad pool header", "ntoskrnl.exe"

Are you over-clocking? Is the bios set to its defaults? Is the SSD set on a SATA 3 port in AHCI mode?
 

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Hi everyone!

Yesterday my HP laptop (Windows 7) started getting BSOD with various types of errors (mostly "STOP: 0x00000F4", "STOP: 0x0000007A", "c00021a" and one "missing %hs, c0000135"). Most of the time it restarts without any issues and works fine right after the BSOD and then an hour or two later I get a BSOD again.

I have tried restoring to Last Known Good Configuration, startup repair, hard disk check, virus scans and I also uninstalled any recently added programs I could think of and cleared up more than 50% of my hard disk space. None of these seem to have helped and I still get BSOD regularly.

I have attached the folder from the SF Diagnostic Tool and would appreciate any advice!
Thank you!

Answer:BSOD every few hours: mostly "STOP: 0x00000F4", "c00021a" & "c0000135"

Welcome to the forum.

MSINFO32:
Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Also, save a copy as a .txt file and include it also (it's much more difficult to read, but we have greater success in getting the info from it).
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Upload a screenshot using: CrystalDiskInfo For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here
Test your Hard Drive(s) by running: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
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Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+: RAM - Test with Memtest86+


   Tip
Pay close attention to Part 3 of the tutorial "If you have errors"
Test the RAM with Memtest86+ for at least 7-10 passes. It may take up to 22 passes to find problems. Make sure to run it once after the system has been on for a few hours and is warm, and then also run it again when the system has been off for a few hours and is cold.


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Monitor hardware temperature with system monitoring software like Speccy or HWMonitor. Upload a screen shot of the Summary tab as well:Piriform - Speccy
CPUID - HWMonitor
For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here

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Code:
? OS - Windows 7
? x64
? What was original installed OS on system: This
? OEM
? Age of system (hardware): All purchased new, Dec 2010
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? Dec 2010, never re-installed
? CPU: Intel i7-950
? Video Card: Palit SONIC nVIDIA GTX 460 Geforce 1GB Graphics Card
? MotherBoard: Gigabyte SKT-1366 X58-USB3 Motherboard
? Power Supply: Corsair 650W
The BSOD only crashed when running Battlefield: Bad Company 2, usually about 20 minutes into the game. This has only started happening in the last week. Before that, I could play this game for hours without a problem.

I previously overclocked it, but returned it to factory settings just to be sure. I was monitoring the core temps the very moment the most recent BSOD happened, and they maxed at about 60.

Thanks for any help,
Michael

Answer:[SOLVED] BSOD - "hardware error" when running a specific game (BC2)

Hello,

First off, your BSODs look remarkably like the ones here: BSOD while playing BFBC2 - Windows 7 Forums

So much so, in fact, that I wonder if PnkBstrB.exe is truly the offending process. See if you can find an updated version of the anti-hacking program. I don't know the game myself, but the guys on SevenForums are discussing PunkBuster more; I suggest you follow their conversation and do what they do.

...Summary of the dumps:

Code:

Built by: 7600.16695.amd64fre.win7_gdr.101026-1503
Debug session time: Sat Mar 12 05:33:34.596 2011 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:42:47.605
Probably caused by : hardware
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_GenuineIntel
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: PnkBstrB.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x124_GenuineIntel_PROCESSOR_MAE
SystemProductName = X58-USB3
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Built by: 7600.16695.amd64fre.win7_gdr.101026-1503
Debug session time: Fri Mar 11 14:12:37.562 2011 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:41:01.764
Probably caused by : hardware
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_GenuineIntel
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: PnkBstrB.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x124_GenuineIntel_PROCESSOR_MAE
SystemProductName = X58-USB3
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Built by: 7600.16695.amd64fre.win7_gdr.101026-1503
Debug session time: Fri Mar 11 09:23:19.455 2011 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:29:... Read more

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Problem:
I BSOD'd during level loading in TF2 and now every time I try to load TF2 it wants to reverify the files. That's fine. Problem is, it will get to 100%, sit there for about 3 minutes, and then BSOD with a 0x124 error. Reading up on these forums it appears to be a hardware issue (most likely).

History of my computer:
This hardware setup ran perfectly fine for over a year (i7, homebuilt) and literally never bluescreened. I decided to repurpose it as my new gaming rig as it was a little over the top for an HTPC. I popped in a newly bought 560 Ti video card and now I get the weird crashes. So I'm suspecting some issue revolving around the video card.

x64 Home Premium OEM
Hardware is 1-2 years old except video card which is brandy new (red flag)
OS install, less than 1 week.

Thank you to anyone who can determine what exactly is the culprit so I can replace/fix it and stop worrying! Sincerely appreciate any help you can provide!

System Components
GA-P55M-UD2 v1.0 Motherboard (flashed to latest released BIOS: F11)
Intel i7 860 (No OverClocking) (Aftermarket Cooler, idles ~30C, load ~52C)
Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 Memory (8GB) (Placed in slots 1,3 for Dual Channel Mode.)
N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II Video Card
WD10EADS HDD
Onboard Sound
Onboard LAN

-Attempted Fixes-

Fully reproducible crash: Run "Verify Integrity of Game Cache" in Steam on TF2 Installation. Will frequently BSOD with a 0x124 error.

-Windows Memory Checker Passes.
-Prime95 can chug along ... Read more

Answer:Constant BSOD while "Verifying game files" in Steam

Hi.

If you are overclocking anything stop.
You need to update your Intel Processor driver
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Default.aspx
Then read very carefully this tutorial and run
Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95

Finish with these steps and post back with any results.

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Hello gentlemen.
The past few days i've been having a lot of errors, which even made my computer go super slow, which made me reset most of the computer files. It was solved, up untill I started having errors again yesterday, "KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR"s. It happens whenever a game I play (or try to, atm) is in it's loading screen. The name of the game is "The Secret World".

*EDIT*- Now it also crashes whenever the windows updates start installing on the restart after their download, with the message "C:\WINDOWS\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt".
Anyways, here goes the file. I hope you can help me solve this. Waiting anxiously for your answers. :)

Regards,

Manuel Figueiredo.

Answer:BSOD While loading the game "The Secret World"

Only 15 Windows Updates installed. Most systems have 160 or more. Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

Your Bluetooth is disabled. Is this deliberate? If so, why?
Please re-enable the bluetooth and then update it's drivers.
Feel free to disable it again AFTER you've updated the drivers

Both McAfee and MalwareBytes are present in the memory dumps.
Please uninstall both, then use the McAfee Consumer Products removal tool to remove remnants of the program (direct download link: http://download.mcafee.com/products/...tches/MCPR.exe )
Then, make sure that Windows Defender and the Windows Firewall are activated (this is temporary - only while we're testing/troubleshooting).
Feel free to reinstall your choice of antivirus AFTER we've finished troubleshooting.
Only run one antivirus and one firewall at a time (it's OK to use MalwareBytes as a standalone scanner, just be sure that it isn't loading into memory when Windows starts).

Please also update your Broadcom NetLink Gigabit Ethernet NDIS6.x Unified Driver (wired LAN) to the latest, Win8 compatible version (as the errors appear to be due to networking activities).

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

NTIDrvr.sys ... Read more

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Listened to a french music website streaming new music. Afterwards, computer seized, 2 shortcuts added to desktop, default homepage reset. Upon trying to open new IE window, firewall requests to use Internet Explorer as a server. Try to open email, received the captioned DLL error messag.

Tried to shut down and reboot, received same DLL error message when trying to open IE and MS Outlook.

I'm running WindowsME, MS Outlook 2000 SR-1.

How do I go about restoring the computer to 7pm last evening before all these issues?

I'm also curious as to why Norton Antivirus and Zone Alarm did not detect this activity.

Help!
 

Answer:"COMCTL32.DLL Cannot Start" - "Error Starting Program"

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I seem to be in a loop that will not let me boot up-tried all safe modes and normal start options-how can I get to start menu to restore system??? HELP!!!!!!
 

Answer:start up cant get past "sorry for inconvienence" screen windows 200xp media

I have a compaq presario v5000,win media xp,amd processor, cant get through loop-tried starting in all modes -always loops back to "inconvienience ' screen--- how can I reset or whatever to get to start menu? once I am there i can restore system.
 

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Following Windows deciding to install its (presumably) latest updates this afternoon, I can no longer fully boot my machine. It powers up OK, the monitor has life, but the whole boot-up process sticks at the "screensaver?" page - in my case a stock Microsoft photograph looking out to sea and some large rocks from within a cave, the screen that appears before, normally, you can enter your pin to continue boot-up. In the bottom right-hand corner of this screen is what appears to be a Power Icon that I've not seen before and with a dreaded cross on it. Clicking on this does nothing.To compound the issue my DVD unit seems to no longer read discs (it opens and closes OK), I mention this in case relevant, but I am able to access the Bios options on booting.
I downloaded via another PC the Windows 10 install disc to USB from which I have attempted to boot, again without success, and have also tried various options that I have been able to access such as "Repair"as well as trying to restore the unit to the solitary restore point accessible, created around the time everything went wrong! The Restore failed too and frankly I'm out of ideas .. and frustrated to say the least!
Any suggestions would be very much appreciated, believe me!

Answer:Windows 10 not booting past initial "screensaver?" screen

Logon Screen I suppose?
See: Windows 10 stuck at log in screen after upgrade Fix: Windows 10 Black Screen problems

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Ok well my computer when turned on gets to the screen that says

"windows closed unexpectedly"..etc and gives the options of

"safe mode"
"safe mode with netwroking"
"safe mode with command prompt"
"start windows normally"
"start windows with most recent working config" (or something similar)

Im sure most of you are familiar with this screen, when any of the options is selected
the computer begins to start up but then makes a struggling noise and returns to that screen
we can get past it.

If someone could help me out with this it would be greatly appreciated.

Dan

Answer:Computer wont boot past "start windows normally" please help

anyone?

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Hi all,

Every time I turn on my Dell Dimension 5150, I get greeted with "We apologize for the inconvenience... Windows did not start successfully".

My options are:

Safe Mode,
Safe Mode with Networking,
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Last known good config...

Start Windows normally.

I have tried every option on several occasions... the windows xp logo comes up... then the dell logo comes up, everything seems to be running smoothly... then comes a black screen with a small flashing dot in the top left... and then I see the same"We apologize for the inconvenience... Windows did not start successfully" screen.

Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Can't get past "Windows did not start successfully" screen...

Have you added any new hardware just prior to this happening? If so remove it and try again.

Did you install new software or run windows update just prior to it happening?

Without much to go on it may be worth doing a windows repair installation. It sounds dramatic, but it will not destroy any of your data or files, just attempt to repair the windows os installation.

There is a step-by-step guide with pics here. Hopefully that will resolve your problem if windows became corrupt somehow...

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My laptop froze after entering a wrong product key. I then pressed the shut down button till my computer went off. I restarted the computer and chose the "start windows normally" option. The laptop boots to "setup is preparing for first use" screen. It lasts for about 1 minute and then the computer restarts automatically following the same processes.

Answer:Windows 7 does not boot past "setup is preparing..."

Please do not double post... stick with your original thread...

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Hi, being new here. I just discovered having this problem today. First thing this morning I went to my computer. When the login screen came up, I entered in my user and password. Then I saw the "Welcome". Which stayed there for about five minutes before I restarted the computer, which didn't fix my problem. I tried Safe Mode, which didn't make a difference. It didn't take as long, but then I saw the blue screen. It said something like "---- unexpectedly close." Then at the bottom there were memory dumps. I couldn't see what was there because the blue screen was there for five seconds, before the PC restarted itself.

It was working fine last night. Before my six year old sister was playing with the computer despite my attempts to make a password account and full parental controls.

I believe I did manage to log in to another account that's not the administrator, but when I when to modify the user accounts the whole motherboard crashed. Every program, even the desktop. I couldn't do Alt + Tab and the Ctrl +Alt + Delete.

Please help me fix this thing. I need it to do my classwork.

Answer:Windows Vista- I cannot get past the "welcome" login screen

Try waiting longer (30/60 minuits)... If it starts up after that your software messed up, backup ur school work and stuff like that and re-install windows.

If it doesn't I can't help you..

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Hi there, I am running windows Vista. When I turn the computer on it stops at the screen where there is the windows vista background and the words "Loading".
I'm not sure what information I should post here, so if you think you can help me just ask me what you would like me to tell you about the situation and I will reply quickly - hopefully.
Thanks for your time and effort.
 

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Windows 7 upgrade advisor reports that I have "BUFFALO TurboPC EX Series" on my Windows 7 PC. It won't let me upgrade until it is removed. I can't find it anywhere. Any ideas? I can't get past it.

I've tried to locate it using:
Revo Uninstaller
Glary Utilities
System Tray Cleaner
FreeFixer
System Explorer

But can't find it. It's not listed in my Task Manager, either.

FWIW, here's some info on the offending software:
BUFFALO TurboCopy - Should I Remove It?

and

What is UN091201.EXE?

Any ideas? I can't get past it. TIA!

Answer:Can't get past "BUFFALO TurboPC EX Series" on my Windows 7 PC

Pure speculation: in past Windows upgrades, the installer has detected a residual from a program that has been uninstalled.

The fix would be manually deleting Registry settings, but it'd be good to know exactly which ones.

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Hello everyone, hopefully someone here can help me with this issue I've been having on and off for the past few months.

I built this PC myself back in October using new parts and a PSU and one backup HDD from my old build. It has been running great up until around Christmas time when I started to get random BSODs which 99% of the time are irql_not_less_or_equal errors which only happen when I run a game.

Whenever I run a game it will run perfectly for a while and then out the blue, even when it's just sitting doing nothing, it will cause the PC to BSOD. I've tested running various games and they all cause me to BSOD but the BSOD itself is difficult to replicate as one day I will BSOD continually and other days it will run fine, it's very confusing.

So far I've tried:
Learning how to read dump files which didn't work other than leading me to a win8 driver fault but I couldn't find out what driver it was, if that was even the issue in the first placeDisabling various things that were running in the background that may have caused issuesUnplugged various peripherals connected to my computer to see if it made a differenceRan Memtest for 9 passes which came back all clearRan a couple of HDD tests as my old HDD before this build went bad so I still had them sitting on a couple of USB's, also came back fineRan a few benchmarks on 3dmark and Furmark which didn't cause any BSODTried swapping memory into different DIMM slotsFinally, yesterday I completely wiped off my old install ... Read more

Answer:BSOD when running any game "irql_not_less_or_equal"

Hello shad and welcome to Tenforums!

I see that you have performed a wee bit of test prior to posting which is always a handy as it is easier for us here at the forum to then narrow it down. While looking at your files I noticed one thing that you haven't done, and that is to flash the BIOS.

Your version 0802 is actually dragging behind a bit, the latest on is at 1105 and before the latest one there were 4 updates which improve system stability.

So if you please kindly head over to the ASUS Support page:
https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z1...Desk_Download/

And download the latest BIOS update, first you will have to choose your OS and then expand the BIOS link in blue text.

And don't apologize for the wall text, I rather have a buttload of information about the problem than having none.

Oh and if you are unfamiliar with how to flash the BIOS, you can use an ASUS tool called EZ Update which is bundled in the Asus AI Suite 3, and here is a page on how to perform it:
https://www.asus.com/support/faq/1012152

Cheers /Boris

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I ran into this problem just yesterday night when I was playing Crysis, I got the BSOD after I quit the game, and it happened again today. I never got a BSOD when using Windows regularly. I ran a memory diagnostic, and didn't have any problems with my memory, so I'm thinking it may be a graphics card issue, anyway check it out:

All my drivers are up to date too...if that helps.
Attachment 119932

Thanks

Answer:BSOD: "BAD_POOL_CALLER" after exiting game(s)

Dump blames your video driver, Update it
ATI Radeon

Update DirectX
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...displaylang=en

Code:
BugCheck C2, {7, 1097, a0002, fffffa8006ac3ab0}

GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff800030c00e0
Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VidMmCloseAllocation+44 )

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Hello everyone, hopefully someone here can help me with this issue I've been having on and off for the past few months.

I built this PC myself back in October using new parts and a PSU and one backup HDD from my old build. It has been running great up until around Christmas time when I started to get random BSODs which 99% of the time are irql_not_less_or_equal errors which only happen when I run a game.

Whenever I run a game it will run perfectly for a while and then out the blue, even when it's just sitting doing nothing, it will cause the PC to BSOD. I've tested running various games and they all cause me to BSOD but the BSOD itself is difficult to replicate as one day I will BSOD continually and other days it will run fine, it's very confusing.

So far I've tried:
Learning how to read dump files which didn't work other than leading me to a win8 driver fault but I couldn't find out what driver it was, if that was even the issue in the first placeDisabling various things that were running in the background that may have caused issuesUnplugged various peripherals connected to my computer to see if it made a differenceRan Memtest for 9 passes which came back all clearRan a couple of HDD tests as my old HDD before this build went bad so I still had them sitting on a couple of USB's, also came back fineRan a few benchmarks on 3dmark and Furmark which didn't cause any BSODTried swapping memory into different DIMM slotsFinally, yesterday I completely wiped off my old install ... Read more

Answer:BSOD when running any game "irql_not_less_or_equal"

Hello shad and welcome to Tenforums!

I see that you have performed a wee bit of test prior to posting which is always a handy as it is easier for us here at the forum to then narrow it down. While looking at your files I noticed one thing that you haven't done, and that is to flash the BIOS.

Your version 0802 is actually dragging behind a bit, the latest on is at 1105 and before the latest one there were 4 updates which improve system stability.

So if you please kindly head over to the ASUS Support page:
https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z1...Desk_Download/

And download the latest BIOS update, first you will have to choose your OS and then expand the BIOS link in blue text.

And don't apologize for the wall text, I rather have a buttload of information about the problem than having none.

Oh and if you are unfamiliar with how to flash the BIOS, you can use an ASUS tool called EZ Update which is bundled in the Asus AI Suite 3, and here is a page on how to perform it:
https://www.asus.com/support/faq/1012152

Cheers /Boris

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Dear community,

For quite some time I am having this problem with the Windows 8 task manager (and all other tools, like, taskkill) being useless when I need it the most. I am unable to kill certain (I'm tempted to say 'all') processes which are no longer responding (that's why they need to be killed in the first place). Task manager just gives me the "Access Denied" treatment. I'm not trying to do anything special here and it happens with any app. Just minutes ago, Visual Studio stopped responding and I had to reboot to get rid of it. It has happened before with Internet Explorer, Chrome, Eclipse, Audacity and other tools as well.

Other people seem to be affected by this as well (try and Google Windows 8 kill process access denied). Why is this happening and why the hell can't I just kill these crashed programs anymore as I could in the past ten years. Responses people get range from "Please reboot" to "Reinstall Windows" to "Buy a Mac" (which already have - but I still have to work with Windows) - none of which are solutions to a seemingly systematic problem in Windows 8

Anybody have other ideas on this issue? Really annoying...

Thanks for any ideas
 

Answer:Killing "Not Responding" Processes in Windows 8... why can't I do that anymore?

Why is your system crashing so often? Sounds like you have worse issues.
 

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Since a time ago I can't change the default apps from Start > Settings > System > Default apps
Is there a fix for this bug?

Answer:Can't change "Default apps" anymore in Windows 10

I have not come across this issue yet. Really strange...
See if this Unable to Change Default Program Extension applies to you.
Else try to Change default programs via Windows 10 Control Panel and see if that works.

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Hi

I have recently tried to disinfect a computer of various malware/spyware issues. But now I think my motherboard has had it. Its either infected with something or was a coincidence that it packed up when it did.

When I boot up the computer, it goes as far as the "Loading Windows XP" and then beeps once and goes back to trying to boot up again. It then displays the option to start in safe mode (with/without network support, Last known good configuration or Start normally). It then counts down from 30 and reboots itself

My mouse and keyboard no longer work

I have tried to swap the hard drive for one that I know works, in case the hard drive was knackered, but get the same result

Am I right in thinking that my motherboard has had it?
 

Answer:Computer won't go past "Loading Windows XP"

Did you try in safe mode and Last known good configuration ???
 

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Hey Everyone,

I was trying to do a clean install on a Dell Inspiron 545MT (with a samsung hd642jj drive) and initially formatted the system partition (NOT the recovery partition) and then tried to do a fresh install.

Now, everything goes smoothly, all files are copied properly and everything.

After all the setup goes correctly, you should technically see image 17 (please ref to link):
Windows 7 Install Guide Page 4

The inspiron does all the installation steps perfectly fine up until image 16, and after it says "Starting Windows" the screen goes blank and the computer just ... sort of ... stays idle and nothing goes beyond that!

I've done a hardware diagnostics test and the hard drive passed all the tests, and I've tried installation with 2 different installation discs, but to no avail.

The only solution I thought of was to purchase another hard drive (and sorry, is that Samsung a SATA II or a SATA I? I don't know!) and then try installing it there.

I know the Windows files are installed properly (checked with Ubuntu), but for some reason, Windows 7 will just not boot!

PLEASE help me with alternative solutions!

Thank you so much!

PS I know some posts have complained about USB devices and video cards,
for reference, the system has a ATI Radeon HD 4350, and the only USB devices that are on the computer are the keyboard and mouse.

Answer:Can't get past "Preparing Windows for First time Use"

Clean Install Windows 7

Use our tutorial you might get better results. Check it out compared to what you have done so far.

Hope it helps
Mike

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So I went to her house to check on the error message. I went to check set up and found the option for "PS/2 Mouse" set to auto detect-which is what it should have been set to, right? Well, I placed the "USB Mouse" in a different usb slot and windows kept restarting. I put it back into the slot she had it in and the same thing (windows kept restarting). I selected last known good configuration, safe mode, and start windows normally and they all kept restarting the computer. I then gave her another ps/2 mouse I had laying around the house, with other computer parts. I put it into one of my systems with Win XP Home, before taking it to her and it worked just fine. Not in her system though, it still kept restarting.

Finally, I removed the hdd and took it to my house to recover her information on it. After which, I took it back, reinstalled it and inserted my Win XP Home installation CD to repair her copy of windows. I was unsuccessful because it kept asking for the administrators password and I am the administrator, but it would not accept my... Read more

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Did you ever find a solution to your problem lupusman? I'm having the same problem.
 

Answer:DHCP client "starting", never "started"

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.
 

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I can't use my other laptop as I can't get past the Welcome screen. I have looked at a lot of solutions on Forum, but all seem to be useless in my case. Most are like "If your car won't start, drive it to the repair shop". I can't download, reinstall Windows, or do anything because I can't get past Welcome. Any ideas?

Answer:windows 7 will not proceed past "welcome"

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Can you boot to the safe mode?
Tapping F8 during a reboot should get you there.

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Hello all, sorry to be such a newbie. I did try to research this but way too many conflicting answers and do not want to make things worse. Bought a PC from eBay and it ran fine. Did not give me any disks with purchase. Put it away as a back up and now will not go past "system is starting" "to interrupt normal startup, press enter" screen. The keyboard num lock will go off if pressed. I tried a different cloned HD and same result. I have a boot disk in CD drive. I can get into BIOS by  holding F1 and changed/saved start sequence to 1- IDE CD   2- IDE HDD   without any success as reboot goes back to same frozen screen.  Any ideas and thank you for your help!

Answer:Thinkcentre freezes at "system is starting" "to interrupt normal startup, pre

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/force-windows-to-boot-into-safe-mode-without-using-the-f8-key/http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-windows-vista-system-restore/Both tutorials also apply to Win7.

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"Where" into what folder do i load a new game.?
my computer loaded a game into a folder that cant be accessed.. this could be the source of many of my game problems

how do i set them up to all be in the same place and have them all work .. i couldn't find it in C:/ i only found it by clicking 'Custom Download" during reinstall

it showed up in a folder listed there, and i was able to track it down.

it is not listed in "Un-Install Programs and Features" .. can i delete it from there, and download it somewhere else.. like the Windows Game list... which would be really handy.. how do i do that.???

sorry to be such an annoyance, i built a computer to play games and ..it seems to need tweek'n to play them..

ANTEC 900 Case.
ASUS Rampage Formula X48.
Intel Xeon 3110 3MHz Core2 Duo.
VISTA 64bit Home Premium.
Silent Knight2 CPU cooler.
8GB OCZ Reaper HPC DDR2 1400.
2x Western Digital Caviar 500GB HD RAID1.
VisionTec Radeon HD 3870 1 Gb.
Cosair 750 watt PSU
OPTI UPS Battery Back Up.

Answer:when i download a game and get "Typical" or "Custom" where do i

Your sentances don't t really make too much sense of the problem.. You download games and try to install them but can't access the install files? Or when you install them you can't access them..?

Make sure you are the administrator of your system

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