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PC won't start from cold

Question: PC won't start from cold

For some months, I left my PC on 24/7. September last year, I found the PC wouldn't start from cold. I thought it was a glitch, but had the same problem at Christmas, so obviously not a glitch. The symptoms are these:

Switch on PC. Monitor stays blank. No lights to show any drives being accessed. Not getting as far as BIOS, by the looks of things. I can hear the system fan going, but that's about it. After a few minutes warming up, CD drive lights flicker. At this point I power down, wait a few seconds, then switch on again. I have to repeat this a few times to get the PC to start. Once I've got the PC to start, everything seems fine.

Things tried:
Vacuuming inside of PC - no effect
Ensuring cards and RAM are correctly seated (cleaned edge connectors) and all cables are firmly attached - no effect
Replaced battery on mobo - no effect (*more on that later)
Tested RAM - tests out OK

*I replaced the mobo battery for two reasons. Firstly, somebody said it might be causing my problem; secondly, the PC clock lost time while the PC was off. When I turned the PC off recently, I found the clock was still losing time - 43 hours over 10 days (the calendar is now 1 day out).

PC Spec: AMD Athlon 1.2 GHz CPU, Chaintech CT-7AJA mobo, 128Mb RAM, SoundBlaster 5.1 Live soundcard, nVidia GeForce2 graphics card, 40Gb hard drive

I have not added or changed any hardware since the problem occurred, nor did I add or change anything immediately before the problem occurred. I don't have access to a second PC so I can try swapping things to try to find the problem. I can't afford to take the PC to a repair shop, which is why I'm here - free advice! That also means I need an answer that doesn't involve replacing bits 'on spec.' to see if that fixes the problem. :rolleyes:

Please help!

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Answer: PC won't start from cold

All symptoms point to a dying powersupply. Check all the voltages in your BIOS or get the free Everest Home program from www.lavalys.com
If the voltages shown are within max. 5% (under or over) of their nominal values, your PSU is still OK.
Report back with results please.

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We have a C460 all-in-one that generates a "no operating system" error 1962 ONLY from cold starts.  If we restart or go to the BIOS, save, and start it works fine. We have tried a roll back and that does not help.  Cold starts in "SAFE" mode do start. SATA HCI (spelling?) in BIOS enabled/disabled has no effect. Any help would be appreciated! John

Answer:C460 error 1962 (no O/S) on cold start only, not on reboot or from BIOS start.

Hi radi0j0hn, welcome to the forum.
 
     You didn't say which OS you are using, Win 7, 8.1, or 10. However, it doesn't seem to make that much difference.
 
This issue may occur if one or more of the following conditions are true:
      The basic input/output system (BIOS) does not detect the hard disk.      The hard disk is damaged.      Sector 0 of the physical hard disk drive has an incorrect or malformed master boot record (MBR).      An incompatible partition is marked as Active.      A partition that contains the MBR is no longer active.
 
     It could also be caused by a broken, or defective hard drive cable, which could account for the problem being spurious. 
 
     Please use our Lenovo search, at the top of this page for  "no operating system error 1962", and make sure you change the "board" level, to "Community" for the best results. It should generate other users who have experienced the same problem, on a number of various systems, and possible solutions.
 
     You should also research your problem at the Lenovo C460 support page. Click on "Solutions" at this page:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/lenovo-c-series-all-in-ones/lenovo...
 
     A web search gave... Read more

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Question: cold start

http://www.techspot.com/vb/all/windows/t-14342-Asus-A7N8XE-DL-cold-start-prob.html

i replied to this post asking for help but i can't seem to post anymore repleys on it

i turned my computer off for 10 secs and its doing this again i really need help its driving me crazy

thx's
 

Answer:cold start

Have you tried changing any of your parts around, ie your Ram, CPU, PSU and mobo would be the main ones, you've flashed your BIOS and that so many times, and it still pretty much doesnt work, try changing parts, using different pieces of hardware as a form of elimination may work for you.
 

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Question: cold start

hi every oneI have X40 thinkpad with win XP PRO,I have formated and wiped the hard disk ,every time I had to do a cold start if the laptop try to restart from installing or updating(lights keep flashing and stopping continuously) any help please

Answer:cold start

Hmm, your question does not make a lot of sense? Are you trying to re-install XP Pro after formatting your hard drive? Have you got your original XP disc?

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Hello guys,i have a problem with my T60 running XP SP3. Each time i cold start the notebook,  CPU is locked at 50% doing nothing. Task manager says 99% System idle processes, but CPU usage is +/-50%, so i can't identify the process that is responsible for it.This disappears after reboot, or after sleep/wake. It is only present after cold start (after few hours of notebook being switched off completely). Screen:http://tinypic.com/r/2mot9vs/8What can cause this?I am running this notebook only on AC power, i have no battery installed (battery was dead and causing BSODs, this stopped after i removed it). Can this be a cause?Let me know, if you need any more specifics.Thanks in advance.Dee.

Answer:T60 at 50% CPU after cold start

Hi, I suspect your problems are related. I haven't experienced the cpu issue exactly, but the battery issue I have seen and it was usually a bad system board, however all of this could be explained with software or malware problems so the first thing to check would be to do a fresh windows install either on a new partition or different harddrive or bood from a linux live CD. If you experience the same issues then it's a hardware problem, if the problems go away then you have a software problem and reinstalling windows should fix it. If you need a windos disc I may be able to help, or if you end up needing a system board I can get most T60 boards dirt cheap from fellow members I've helped to retrofit T61 boards into their T60 models. Once you've determined if it's hardware or software I could better assist you. ps. other members may have some incite to offer too, but if you want my help it might be a good idea to PM me if you reply because I haven't been getting the email notifications when messages are replied to lately even though I suscribe to all my replies and I wouldn't want you to wait an abnormally long time for a reply.





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Hardware...Gigabyte K7 Triton 400 motherboard with Promise RAID function (hopefully overridden in the BIOS), HDD, Removable caddy HDD, CD/DVD Player, CD/DVD R/W and floppy.A couple of colder mornings, the pc was reluctant to start (dead screen with no POST beeps), but switching off, and starting again(two or three times) and it kicked into life.Until this morning - when it was a little colder.Several goes at switching right off and starting again did no good. Disconnect every port and usb device. Still no good.It did this before when it was cold, methinks. So out with the warm air blower and point it vaguely in the direction of the insides to warm it up (I thought these things worked better when they are cold!).After about 30 minutes of this a little life!!!It gave a long beep followed by two short beeps and then went off and sulked again.Did that a few times. "Life, perhaps? Give it a little longer to warm up", I thought. And I did. And, verily, it works.So...Why will it only start if it's nice and cosy and warm?I wondered, vaguely, if the cmos battery is low when it's cold - but I've not lost any time on the clock. And that's my only straw to clutch at.Given the symptom of not starting when it's cold - only when it's warm (I shall not switch it off for a while now) and an 'intermediate' POST of one long and two short, any ideas anyone?TIAChris

Answer:PC won't start when it's cold

my guess would be p/supply do you have a known good one you could try?johnny.

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Hi.
I'm getting BSOD on every cold start. it never happens on reboot or during the work. It happens once, reboots and starts fine. Only few times there is a dump file created, most times it reboots before the creation of the file.
I really need help with that.

Answer:every cold start BSODs

A few dumpfiles point to memory corruption.

According to the specification of your mainboard Asrock A770DE+






Dual Channel DDR2 memory technology
- 4 x DDR2 DIMM slots
- Supports DDR2 1066*/800/667/533 non-ECC, un-buffered memory



But your runnng 333 mhz memory.
Also your system.txt mention you have Memory: 6144MB RAM installed.
But the analyze shows only Dimm 0 1024 mb Dimm 1 1024 mb Dimm 2 2048 mb Dimm 3 not populated
Conclusion:
One of memory modules is broken or not installed properly
The memory is not compatible with your mainboard.
Check your manual if the memorymodule are inserted in the right Banks
Change your memory with the right modules.


Code:
Memory Device (Type 17) - Length 27 - Handle 0014h]
Physical Memory Array Handle 0012h
Memory Error Info Handle [Not Provided]
Total Width 64 bits
Data Width 72 bits
Size 1024MB
Form Factor 09h - DIMM
Device Set [None]
Device Locator DIMM0
Bank Locator BANK0
Memory Type 13h - Specification Reserved
Type Detail 0080h - Synchronous
Speed 333MHz
Manufacturer Manufacturer0
Serial Number
Asset Tag Number
Part Number PartNum0
[Memory Device Mapped Address (Type 20) - Length 19... Read more

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Hi Community,

I'll receive regular BSOD while starting the machine from a cold boot.
It's not happen always but most times.
0x0000009f driver_power_state_failure

MemTest shows no errors
Several hw diagnostic tools showed no errors
I've replaced the SSD but still getting the same BSOD.

Maybe one of you could help ?
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Windows 7 Professional SP1
Lenovo W530
Intel 520 SSD 180GB
8Gb Ram Ramaxel
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000009F, {4, 258, fffffa8006cd1660, fffff80004c823d0}

Probably caused by : memory_corruption

Followup: memory_corruption
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0: kd> !analyze -v
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILUR... Read more

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My PC has started running slow, but only from a cold start, if I restart it runs normally.I have gone to msconfig and disabled everything there one at a time, ( system.ini, win.ini, startup, autoexec & config.bat), none of this makes any difference. I have also found that pressing the restart button before anything starts to load also brings about normal working.I am running Win98 on a PCchips type MoBo and Duron 859Mhz, 128Mb RAM.One last thing, I cannot be certain but I think this problem may have started after a defrag with Diskeeper Lite.Does anyone have any ideas, please?

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Hi

The BSOD, that happens on a cold start up (when the computer has been turned off overnight) has been happening on random occasions ever since I built the computer. I've reinstalled windows, twice. I had thought it might be a hardware issue and have checked each stick of memory with memcheck for about 5 hours each - no errors. Overclocked my i7-6700K to 4.4Ghz and ran prime95 (only for a few minutes though) and no errors (although errors at 4.5Ghz but no BSOD). Back now to defaults.

I have recently reset the bios and thinking this may have resolved the problem, seemed to be running fine so I deleted previous dmp files.

Many thanks in advance.

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Question: Warm/Cold Start

When I ask my system to do a warm start i.e. a restart not a shut down it always does a cold start ie as if I had just pressed the start button on the desktop to start my computer.

I seem to remember that on XP there was a differance between cold start (boot up) and a warm start.

Or am I just getting too old and cannot remember clearly??

Any help appreciated

Answer:Warm/Cold Start

Restart is a shut down and start up without the screen going black and the machine completely shutting off. XP does essentially the same thing.

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PC has recently stopped responding to casing power switch.  The symptom is limited to a "cold" start situation ie where system has had mains power switched off at wall socket (say overnight).  After 15-30 mins with power supply switched on (green power LED on steady) the machine will start normally and can be shutdown and re-started normally with no system alarms or on screen error messages.  Have tried replacing CMOS battery with no change (old battery tests OK). Also hard reset-no change.  Could this be a temperature issue with the power supply input circuits?

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I'm going to post this in the General Discussion forum because I don't know where else to start. If it needs to be moved, somebody please tell me.

Several times a week, upon morning start up, my computer fails to recognize me. Boot up takes a long time then I get a message "Preparing your Desktop". Finally the boot is completed and I get this message:

"C:\Windows\System 32\Config\System Profile\Desktop refers to a location that is un accessable. Perhaps it is somewhere else on your disk." Otherwise, the screen is black, but the Start button is active.

Well I looked at the above address and there is no file called "Desktop". I can log off several times, reboot a couple of times then everything is OK for the rest of the day.

I'm running Widows 7 in a 64 bit Dell Inspiron N17R laptop using IE8.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Propwash Pete

Answer:Cold Start Problems

You could perform a System Restore to a point where the issue wasn't a problem, and see if that helps.

Otherwise you might have to Create a new user account and drag your files and icons over to their respective folder

The file should be there, it will be hidden, however.

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I have an A31 with Win XP. With the external power cable  attached and the computer powered off, the green battery LED stays lit and is green. Recently it has not been starting when the power button is pressed AND it has external power connected. If I disconnect the external power and press the power button, then it starts normally from the battery. Then I plug the external power cable back in and all is well. Any thoughts?

Answer:A31 Cold Non-Start Curiosity

FYI it seems the main battery was the cause. I replaced it and now all functions as expected. 

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Hi my computer has started playing up. If I unplug the computer at night, in the morning when I turn the computer on I get a blank screen. After the 3rd attempt the computer will start. If I leave the computer plugged in the computer is fine. I have changed the CMOS battery and installed the latest BIOS update and the problem is still there.Any ideas?Thanks

Answer:Start up problems from cold

Dodgey PSU?

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Hello guys!

I've recently purchased a new pc but it has been hell ever since. Whenever my pc cold starts, it restarts/ gives BSOD/ other funky errors right before the welcome screen. I've used windows 7 as well and the symptons were same. However pc runs fine once several restart attempts have been made.

I'm kind of frustrated with it so please help me out with this one. Is it the RAM, Motherboard, or the hard drive or it's something else. I'm attaching my mini dumps so that the picture can be clear about what's wrong with my pc.

Thanks

Answer:Cold Start Problems

I wasn't able to openi the zip file. Could you please post your computers specs?

Download CPU-Z
CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system.

CPU

* Name and number.
* Core stepping and process.
* Package.
* Core voltage.
* Internal and external clocks, clock multiplier.
* Supported instructions sets.
* All cache levels (location, size, speed, technology).

Mainboard

* Vendor, model and revision.
* BIOS model and date.
* Chipset (northbridge and southbridge) and sensor.
* Graphic interface.

Memory

* Frequency and timings.
* Module(s) specification using SPD (Serial Presence Detect) : vendor, serial number, timings table.

System

* Windows and DirectX version.

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Question: BSOD on cold start

Hi all,

I'm wondering if any of you experts might have an idea why I'm experiencing BSOD on cold start. I had issues with Windows7 but experience the same after upgrading to Win8 Pro.
Do you think a more general issue like insufficient power could be reason for those issues?

Thanks in advance,
starage

Answer:BSOD on cold start

What is the make/model/wattage and age of your Power Supply?
What equipment in installed in your case?

Your BIOS dates from 210. Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any BIOS updates available for your system. Also check the readme file to see if they apply to the problems that you are having. Please be advised that flashing the BIOS is a very unforgiving process - and one mistake can physically damage your motherboard.

SSD's were temperamental when they first came out, but their reliability has improved greatly over the last year or two. There are 2 things that MUST be checked on systems with BSOD's and SSD's:




1) That the SSD firmware is the latest available for the SSD. I usually can't see this info in the reports, so I rely on you to check it.
2) That the storage controller drivers on the motherboard are the most recent. They must date from late 2012 or later. This is ALL controllers, not just the one that the SSD is attached to. If involved these should be visible in the memory dump - but it doesn't hurt to check manually.



Out of 7 memory dumps there were 7 different BSOD error codes. The differing error codes are usually symptomatic of a lower level problem within the system. They are usually caused by one of these things:
- borked (broken) hardware (several different procedures used to isolate the problem device)
- BIOS issues (check for updates at the motherboard manufacturer's website)
- overclocking... Read more

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Hello all, I made my own computer in the summer, everything went fine until i turned it off for a night and it took around 20 restarts until it would come back on, just from BSOD's right after the "Windows is loading" black screen with the emblem on it.

Here are my system specs DxDiag.txt | Game Front

The only thing i saw on the BSOD is Bad header and something about memory.

When it goes by fast it just looks like a paragraph.

If anyone could help me with this it'd be great.

Edit: If you need more info just ask

Answer:BSOD after cold start.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by printer13


Hello all, I made my own computer in the summer, everything went fine until i turned it off for a night and it took around 20 restarts until it would come back on, just from BSOD's right after the "Windows is loading" black screen with the emblem on it.

Here are my system specs DxDiag.txt | Game Front

The only thing i saw on the BSOD is Bad header and something about memory.

When it goes by fast it just looks like a paragraph.

If anyone could help me with this it'd be great.

Edit: If you need more info just ask




To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
OK your way out.
Reboot if changes have been made.

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Hi,

I'm getting BSOD every cold start of my PC every day. After rebooting everything runs fine.
The system is new (it was built a week ago). memtest86 showed no errors and clean windows reinstall didn't help as well.
Yesterday I updated all drivers/BIOS via MSI live update, and today I've got a new error - this time it was DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (I have never seen this error before).

Let me know if you need any additional information (tests, system info etc.)

Here is my system spec:
Computer type: PC/Desktop
OS :Windows 10
CPU: Intel Core i7 6700
Motherboard: MSI Z170A Gaming M7
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 2400MHz (2x8GB)
Graphics Card(s): NVidia GeForce GTX970

dm_log_collector results: Attachment 69945
CPU-Z results: Attachment 69947

Thank you,
Yurii

Answer:BSOD every cold start

Diagnostic Test

 DRIVER VERIFIER

   Warning
Please make a backup of your important files and get your rescue media or create one.
Please create a restore point.
Please follow this tutorial to run driver verifier.

Some windows drivers are blamed in a few crashes, but that usually means that a 3rd party driver is actually the cause.
Driver verifier stresses your drivers and will crash your pc if any driver fails due to a violation.

Driver verifier should be performed for a max of 48 hours, or when you have a bluescreen, whatever comes first.

If driver verifier has found a violation and you can't get back into windows normally, try to boot into safe mode and reset in safe mode driver verifier, or in the troubleshooting options open command prompt and type verifier /reset.


   Note
Your system will act very sluggishly while driver verifier is enabled, this is normal as your drivers will be being subjected to heavy testing in order to make them crash.

Please fill in your system specsPlease follow this tutorial and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about your system specs, please fill in your system specs more completely including PSU, cooling system and other used stuff. PSU, cooling system and other used stuff are not mentioned in the tool!How to fill in your system specs:

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Question: Cold Start Freeze

When performing a cold start, the windows logo appears but nothing happens. If I reboot (Hold in the start button) and wait a few seconds, then repress the start button, Windows-10 loads. Why is this?

Answer:Cold Start Freeze

What build are you using?

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Built from parts PCChips 599LMR mobo, 64mb 100mhz cube ram, 10.2gb seagate hd, amd k6-2 500 cpu.

Built one exactly the same two days before, all had to do fdisk, format set up win98 and install drivers- no probs, cpu & hd auto'ed.

This one didn't auto cpu and had to set date.

Problem is on a cold start on the windows screen it will just shut down.
Restart & it will scan but be fine, in fact it will run all night with screen savers and power options working fine.

No probs in device manager, and I presume I'm installing the drivers ok as the last one whent fine.

Is this hardware? Which bit?
 

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On cold start, I get a black screen with a message. "Could not read selected boot disc-
check configuration"

The weird thing is if I push the reset button it starts fine

Any ideas?
Thanks
 

Answer:Won't boot from cold start

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Hi,

I'm getting BSOD every cold start of my PC every day. After rebooting everything runs fine.
The system is new (it was built a week ago). memtest86 showed no errors and clean windows reinstall didn't help as well.
Yesterday I updated all drivers/BIOS via MSI live update, and today I've got a new error - this time it was DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (I have never seen this error before).

Let me know if you need any additional information (tests, system info etc.)

Here is my system spec:
Computer type: PC/Desktop
OS :Windows 10
CPU: Intel Core i7 6700
Motherboard: MSI Z170A Gaming M7
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 2400MHz (2x8GB)
Graphics Card(s): NVidia GeForce GTX970

dm_log_collector results: DESKTOP-VDFHH96-Thu_03_17_2016_234646_48.zip
CPU-Z results: SPU-Z.zip

Thank you,
Yurii

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My PC hangs on initial boot up. No matter how many times I press the reset button and restart it, it never gets any furthet than the Welcome Screen and then hangs.The strange thing is, if I switch it on in the morning and leave it at the first freezeup for about 10 minutes,when I then press the reset button it starts fine and can be restarted umpteen times after this and will boot every time.To me it is like a car that will not start on a cold morning, and then when it gets going it goes like a bomb!I have tried all the usual things like sfc /scannow, chkdsk, defrag, Fixmbr, Fixboot etc. I have uninstalled/reinstalled and even updated the Graphics card drivers. I have tried booting up with the mouse, keyboard and USB Drive disconnected. I have run System Restore. I have tested the RAM and HDD with software from MAXTOR and I am told they are in tip top condition. I have disconnected/reconnected the IDE cable between the HDD and motherboard. I have checked for spyware and viruses with programs like Spybot and AVG Free. I have tried msconfig/rebuild to rebuild the boot ini file. I have replaced NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM. I have checked the inside of the case for any scorch marks or damage to capacitators on the MOB, and for loose connections etc. I have unseated and reseated the graphics and RAM cards and cleaned the contacts. I have even done a reinstall of the OS, all to no availThe fans are all working. The PSU is a replacement top of the range Antec Trueblue 480 Watt only fitte... Read more

Answer:PC will not start from cold boot

Most likely PSU not providing full 12V when initially switched on.

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Hi

The BSOD, that happens on a cold start up (when the computer has been turned off overnight) has been happening on random occasions ever since I built the computer. I've reinstalled windows, twice. I had thought it might be a hardware issue and have checked each stick of memory with memcheck for about 5 hours each - no errors. Overclocked my i7-6700K to 4.4Ghz and ran prime95 (only for a few minutes though) and no errors (although errors at 4.5Ghz but no BSOD). Back now to defaults.

I have recently reset the bios and thinking this may have resolved the problem, seemed to be running fine so I deleted previous dmp files.

Many thanks in advance.

Answer:BSOD on cold start up

Hi Jacko956,

Welcome to the 10forums and apologies for the delay.

Are you still in need of help?

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I have a Dell Dimension 9100 Pentium D XP SP3.

The computer is quite a few years old but has a new hard drive and updated ram and runs very well for all my needs.

Recently, when I leave the computer off, say overnight, it takes a while to get it started. It freezes early during POST but usually after a hard restart (or 2) it finally cranks up and works fine... it's like it needs to warm up like an old car.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:difficult start on cold puter

replace the cmos battery on motherboard. looks like watch battery
 

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Hello.
8 days ago i turned on the pc and then my a cup of tea. When i came back the pc had a flashing cursor in the top left screen. I turned it off and then on and then it went as far as the windows progress flash screen and stopped so i rebooted again and after nearly an hour of this i got it working.
There was no blue screen and no error messages apart from 1 about the pc not shutting down properly.
Turned pc off at night time and in the morning the same thing and it has been like that for 4 days.
Thursday i backed up the sata hard drive to a 80gb ide hard drive and then took out the sata drive and put in a 40gb ide drive and reinstalled home premium. It seemed ok but when i went to turn on the pc on Friday morning the same thing happen and the same today.
All that is connected is hard drive,mouse,keyboard,dvd rw,Atheros wireless network card and graphics card which the monitor is connected to.
Thank you for any help you may give me.

Answer:PC will not start from cold boot but ok on restsrt

If Windows is starting, but freezes on the "Starting Windows" screen (black screen with coalescing squares) then you are dealing with a hardware error - either malfunction or driver problem.

Have you tried starting in Safe Mode yet?
Press F8 repeatedly just before Windows begins to load (after BIOS splash screen), then choose SAFE MODE from the menu.
See if it will load windows in Safe Mode. Let us know what happens.

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Hi guys, was wondering if any of you encountered this; 1. Moved the contents of current hdd to ssd.2. Used the ssd as boot drive.3. First run of ssd as boot works.4. Turn off laptop5. turn on laptop get the following BSOD: Stop 7b0xFFFFF880009A98E80xFFFFFFFFFC000000034 6. off pc / turn on go to BIOS. select Save changes even if no changes.7. boot drive works again.8. Shut down laptop9. turn on laptop get the same stop error. Any way to resolve? thanks!

Answer:y430 bsod on cold start

hi Its all about cuase of AHCI on the Bios.To solve this u have to change the AHCi option to Compatible,Automatic or Disabled.Whatever u get option Among these three option,hope it will help u Thanks

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This isn't a new issue but I've only recently really started playing GTA 5 and Black Desert both of which will cause a BSoD randomly while playing. I also tend to crash with a BSoD or just a black screen when first starting the PC.

If you need any other info please let me know.

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Hi everyone, Recently I upgraded to Windows 8.1 and after "cold" start bluetooth doesn't work and is not present in Device manager and in system tray. After restart all is OK.The problem occurs only after "Shut down"!Any ideas how to solve this problem?Thanks in advance

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Hello all. Im having difficulty with my PC crashing several times after a cold start. It crashes at various points - usually the first is after a succesful boot into winxp but after this can be anywhere during the boot or after.

Since it started doing this (I cant think of what the trigger could have been) the memory has been replaced/upgraded from the original 256 to 2 new 512 sticks, the PSU has been upgraded to a 400W peak unit and the HDD has been replaced and all software reinstalled (one crash killed the old HDD). And still it crashes.

For a period of 2 or 3 weeks after the new memory was installed it didnt crash but slowly worked its way back up to 3 or 4 crashes every time it is cold started. Ive checked the memory with memtest86 and come up with nothing.

Its a 1.2 GHz AMD althlon, 512 RAM, 16mb nvidia riva tnt video card, wireless network card, regular network card, 1xhdd, 1x dvd, 1x floppy, 400w peak psu.

Running WindowsXP pro.

Any suggestions for my next move?

Cheers

Tom
 

Answer:3 or 4 Cold Start Crashes then fine all day

Overheating?
 

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Everytime i start my computer from cold i go through my bios screen then come to the windows 7 screen where the windows fly to you and float/wave It hangs wont go to the log in screen or anything. I have to do a force shut down with my power button. When i start my computer again it goes fast to the "windows did not boot properly screen" I click start windows normally and it boots super fast. and on every restart it boots fine. Just from a first cold start.. What could be the problem?

Answer:7 hangs on boot from cold start

Boot from the Windows 7 DVD select Repair console and run Startup Repair 3 times, until it tells you there are no issues to fix.

If this fails, boot back into Repair console and choose System Restore from the recovery tools; try to restore back until it starts correctly.

If this fails, tap f8 at bootup and try Last Known Good Config.

If this fails, tap f8 at bootup and try booting into Safe Mode to see if it boots correctly. Check event log for Errors and uninstall problem drivers/software, attempt regular bootup to see if driver reinstalls itself correctly. Reinstall any problem software to test.

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My problem is twofold..

One: My PC won't recognise the hard disk when it's cold. At bootup it recognises everything on secondary IDE but nothing on primary. Is this a safety precaution or a symptom of malfunction?

Two: My CD burner only occasionally burns. It works fine in most other ways, occasionally giving me a CRC error when copying EXEs.

The burn LED only flashes when it is working and it never gives me coasters. My guess is it's software but this is just a guess.

Suggestions to replace the drive will not solve the problem. Reinstalling drivers didn't help, checking device manager settings were correct didn't help. Enabling IMAPI service in windows didn't help. Help!

CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2800+
Mobo: FICA AU31, Nforce2 chipset (MCP+APU)
PSU: 300W stock, runs everything fine.
GFX: ati radeon x1300xt, latest catalyst
Memory: 1gb & 512mb DDR dual channel
HDD: 80gb, swapfile 2.5gb
OS: XP SP3

I'll post a Hijackthis log or anything else you might need on request.
 

Answer:Cold Start & Burner sometimes works

Hi

have you tried using another PSU, it may be voltage fluctuation .
 

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Hello to everyone!

About two months ago I build my first pc (after many sacrifices to get the money).
But I have from the beginning this frustrating bsod.
It appears only at cold start up, not appears in a restart or in warm start up.
If the pc is turned off for several hours (tipically on night), at the morning I have bsod.
After that, the pc works correctly in navigation, in games, ecc. (I have not overclocked).
Usually it is a irql_not_less_or_equal 0x0000000a
I have write all my pc specs in my profile and I have attached the dm log collector file.
I have searched a lot on Google, but nothing resolved the problem.
Yesterday I found this beautiful forum, I hope there is a solution to this problem
(I had the same exact problem with Win10, I have formatted and installed Win7 but again the same).
Really thanks to all who help me with this problem.

P.S: sorry if my english is not perfect

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Hi
I hope someone can assist me are having cold start blue screen, so I turned of auto restart, to see what blue screen said, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR EQUAL (forgot to write down the complete set of 0s etc however last set are 0xfffff80002cf3f74 hopefully someone may just kno what this refers to ie hardware or software issue.

I turned the computer of with start/stop button and rebooted comp, it said startup repair or normal, selected normal and comp did not create a system dump, is that because I selected normal start also had selected not to auto restart in system/advance system settings/startup recovery.

I cannot create blue screen picture to upload as the error is on cold start I cannot find a way of storage to sent up to you.

this only happens once on cold start, on restart selected no issue turn of comp during day and allow to cool for 2-3 hrs no issue, only start up in morning maybe every 4-5 days.

hopefully someone can assist me

Toshiba laptop
c660 JJ2
8 meg ram have changed after error started and ran diagnostig win 7 no issue
Win 7 Pro with all updates.

Tony

Answer:Assist with bsod cold start

Hello Tony, if you follow the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions, I thin we would be able to help you.

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This is a little strange.
I have wiped and reinstalled all, as per previous posts and am really happy with the whole setup.
But,
Normally I leave the machine on 24/7 and it sort of sleeps until I move the mouse.

A few weeks ago I turned off over night and It took about 10 mins of reset or unplug and starts before the monitor went "wanggggg" and all started.

2 days ago I turned off over night and after a lot of resets etc I had no joy and the Mobo LEd's were stopping at FF boot attempt

I changed the monitor without success and then swapped the graphics card for an old matrox 400 and it booted, I took it out replaced the GeForce 4 Ti 4200 and all is well again. I have not switched off since.

Is it a Video card problem. How do I explain the fault to a disbelieving wholesaler?

Has anyone had this problem.

Also I tried to run a bits and pieces machine but it would not work with XP and the Matrox. Obviously the matrox does work as it booted my good machine. Wierd
 

Answer:Unable to start cold system!

I've had that kind of problems too. I think it was because of underpowered PSU. I managed to start my rig by temporarily unplugging my hdds; when the computer turned on, I plugged them back so that they were recognized correctly. Now it's been a while since I turned the machine off, I don't know what would happen..
 

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OS : Windows XP SP3

Drive D: Partition on 1st disk

If I do a "Shutdown" on this machine and then do a Cold Start, Windows advises that Drive D (which is a partition on Disk #1) needs to be checked. ( I specifically say Cold Start because this does not happen on a Restart ).

If I allow the disk check to run it does not reveal any issues and returns a "Clean" result. Even extensive, in-depth, disk checking using other disk checking utilities always returns a "Clean" result.

I am wondering what it is that is prompting Windows to check this partition. At some point in the Cold Start routine there must be some flag or result or indicator that is prompting the start routine to activate the disk checking routine. But if the disk checking flag has been cleared and the disk is clean then it is a mystery as to what is prompting Windows to check the disk.

Any ideas...

T.
 

Answer:Disk Check on Cold Start

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I have been having this problem for a while now and have been unable to resolve this problemProblemFirst thing in the morning boot fails detecting drives, pressing restart it will boot normally.once running i am able to reboot as many times as i like with no problems; however i now find i am having to reset several time before it will boot normally.So farI have scanned the drives no faultsreseated mem sticks and cardschecked fans , connections and poss overheatingreplaced ide ribbonsreplaced cmos battery/rest default bios settingsand today replaced the psu which could be the cause ;but will not know till i start the computer tommorow morning.and yes have made backups Your thoughts on a possible solution would be appreciated.

Answer:Cold start boot failure

HDD not always detected in BIOS As drives get older, they can take longer to get up to speed and become ready (available). This can then exceed the time it takes for the booting to look for the drive - so it doesn't find it. The solution is often to make the initial part of the boot take longer, by disabling "Quick power on self test and/or making the system look for the floppy drive first by enabling "floppy seek".Some BIOS even have a facility to put in a delay before the hard disk is checked.

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On a cold boot/start in the morning I hear this griding sound for a bit then it goes away. I took the cover off my pc, cleaned everything I could, started again and grinding noise was still there, then went away after a bit. The noise sounds like it is coming from my cpu fan. To me, it sounds like the fan has a wron bearing. I have been trying to find a replacement, but no luck, and I don't know the specs for the fan, so i can't buy an aftermarket fan.I was wondering if anyone knows where I can buy a replacement or maybe a better aftermarket fan that would work. PC: Acer ATC-105-UR11

Answer:Grinding noise on cold start

We suggest you contact Acer support in your region for information on how to proceed.
 
https://www.acer.com/worldwide/
 
 





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Started up my pc today and the CPU fan is extremly loud and it appears ro be running at full tilt, normally its fairly quiet, can someone please let me know what the issue could be, or a possible fix in the bios

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When I start windows 7 ult(64bit) there is a 4 to 5 minute delay before windows starts (delay between the windows screen and login screen). If I do a restart there is no delay. This condition exist whether I startup windows in safe mode with or without networking. In safe mode the delay is after the line loaded: \windows\system32\drivers\classpnp.sys.
I have tried starting windows with everything disconnected except the monitor, but the same condition exists.
In the event viewer windows log, system the delay appears at: plug and play service entered the running state.
I would appreciate any recommendation how to solve this or how to troubleshoot further.

Thanks,
YannisG
 

Answer:Delay from cold start, but not with restart

What are this computers complete system specs, including power supply make and model?
 

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My work system recently started exhibiting this strange behavior: In the morning when first turning on the machine it would POST normally but seemed to get stuck on the WINDOWS XP splash screen. It looked like it was working normally but it didn't seem to want to progress past that point. I could walk away for 15 minutes and it still wouldn't have found its way to the Log on screen.
After a few minutes, I'd force it to power down and then start it again. Other than the "Do you want to try Safe Mode" option because Windows didn't start properly on the last attempt, it'd start up in normal mode right away and without difficult.
This was also true of Restarts: once the system had been running properly for any length of time, it'd restart without hiccup.
It was only during cold starts that it had a problem.
I found here in the Tech Guy a thread where someone else was experiencing the same issue. The thread went on for 5 or 6 pages with lots of helpers not getting very far because they were focused on trying to find a software related solution until, finally the poster, for whatever reason, opened the case and re-seated the memory chips. Problem Solved.
I tried it on my system and it appears to have worked here as well. I didn't even pull the memory chips out - just wiggled them slightly. I guess sometimes it isn't the Software that needs massaging!
I am posting it now, this way, so that others don't have to wade through th... Read more

Answer:Solved: Very slow cold start

Good thought Cholo but by doing this, you can just help people with the same issue. If you think it this way, then what will be the probability of someone having the same problem as you had, out of the 100+ threads that are started daily. Anyways, whatever be the issue, you thought for everyone. That's what matters. Now just hope, this thread just keeps it's way up to wade through the 100+ posts daily gets. Who knows, your this thought might help many others. Thank you for this and Good Luck.
 

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If I remove the battery, and power, then plug in power or battery (or both), and press the power switch, the laptop will turn on with the lenovo screen for a few seconds, prompting to 'interrupt normal startup' by pressing the blue thinkvantage button.The screen will stay for 2 seconds or so then the laptop will turn off; pressing power will not turn on again, I must remove both battery and power cord, then reseat to get it to do that again.If I press F12 or F1 at that screen, I will see "preparing boot list' or "entering BIOS setup utility" for a fraction of a second before it turns off.I have tried making sure that all DIMM, PCIx and anything else accessible are firmly seated.If I remove the DIMM, and boot I get the beep codes.I have seen other posts talk about corrupted BIOS, but don't know how to reset that.Does anyone have some suggestsions. This laptop is only very lightly used, I used it only on plane trips.

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Hi everyone,

From my title you can guess I'm having problems from cold start.

If I switch my PC on first thing in the morning I get a lovely BSOD "What Joy" , when I eventually get past the BSOD by reset and selecting start in normal mode it starts up ok. When I've finnished using it I always turn it fully off including mains power, but if I were to turn it on later the same evening it powers up fine as if BSOD never existed.

Every time I've had a BSOD it throws up a different code, I've done a "Who's Crashed" and below are the results



computer name: PETE-PC
windows version: Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 6.1, build: 7601
windows dir: C:\Windows
Hardware: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., M5A97 R2.0
CPU: AuthenticAMD AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor AMD586, level: 21
6 logical processors, active mask: 63
RAM: 17072349184 total
VM: 2147352576, free: 1934598144




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Crash Dump Analysis
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Crash dump directory: C:\Windows\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.

On Sat 14/12/2013 10:38:06 GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\121413-7051-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntfs.sys (Ntfs+0x1F15)
Bugcheck code: 0x24 (0xC08A5, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0)
Error: NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ntfs.sys
product... Read more

Answer:BSOD From cold start WIN 7 X 64 Ultimate

Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

Fill up your system specs.
See your system specs and fill it up here.

Publish a Speccy snapshot too: Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs .

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Precision 7510 with latest 1.06.06 BIOS 
Problem: After having shutdown Windows 10 the machine will fail to boot up to Windows 10 and the spinning Windows loading graphic does not appear.
Workaround: Shutdown machine by holding power button down and immediately start it up again. This then boots to Windows 10.
Any suggestions on what might be causing this ?

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HI. My computer system is as follows:CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4 MHz. (Q6600)Motherboard- ASRock P5B-DE (lastest Bios installed) - Intel P965 + ICH8 CipsetsRam- DDR2 4Gb (PC6400)Sata Hdd - 500GbPower supply tested on another computer and is working fine. (Arctic 700)Pci-Express graphics card (Leadtek Winfast PX6800TDH - Nvidia G-Force 6800) Hoping to update this soon!Windows 7 x64 bit updatedAnyway if I switch off my computer at the MAINS switch and after a few minutes of complete power down, the computer will not start up immediately when I next switch it on. I have to wait for about 4-5 minutes after switching on at the mains before the computer will switch on. If I leave the computer supply switched on and connected to MAINs power supply I have no problem and the computer starts immediately when I press the computer power on switch.Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.ThanksH

Answer:computer cold start problem

I believe it's a motherboard issue.... i seen a couple PC's do this in the past (after trying new power supplies/ram/reseating everthing etc.).. and my idea is that somewhere there's a bad joint that, when cold... does not make contact.Apply some power (even when the PC is off it's still supplying standby power if the main power is on) and then after a few minutes it would work fine, and stay on forever afterwards and work perfectly. Basically it's some sort of motherboard-failure but one at least that you could live with as long as it works ok once it's on.

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Hello again.

Been a few good months and now I?ve stumbled upon another BSOD error.

Every day when I boot my computer I get a BSOD after windows have booted up, when I restart it never happens again.

The error i get is a MEMORY_MANAGEMENT, and I?ve checked for bad RAM:s but memtest comes up with 0 error after several hours.
Whats the right way to go at this problem to find a solution, so far only a minor nusiance but it means something is wrong?

Best regards Mr B

Answer:BSOD at first startup (cold start?)

We need to know more about your BSODs...Download BlueScreenView (in Zip file)No installation required.Unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program and When scanning is done, go to Edit > Select All.Then go to File > Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.Compliments of Broni

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I have been noticing lately that every one in four starts or so from cold I am unable to login . I am using microsoft account as my login . I get a message that I can't log in at this time and to try again with the last successful password. Sometimes it takes as many as 3 tries to successful login . Any reason why this is a problem with the tablet because I don't get this problem with my main computer . Both are on Windows 10 .

Does the login need internet connection for it to work? Maybe it's taking the tablet a longer time to connect to the network because of wifi ? My desktops are connected to the network via ethernet.

Tks

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My hard drive sometimes makes a loud clicking sound when starting up, particularly 1st thing in the morning when it?s cold. There?s no problem with the operation once it?s up and running but I?m concerned this some sort of mechanical fault. This is a replacement hard drive which is now just over 2 years old, I replaced the original one when it developed a similar problem although it made a continuous clicking and the computer locked up. It seems these are only designed to last about 2 years, or is the problem that as a home PC it is probably shut down around 2-4 times a day. Anyway looking for some advice, could this be imminent failure? I have an external hard drive backing everything up daily. Do I need to buy another hard drive and do the mirror image thing I did last time (Acronis Drive Image). If so which hard drive would you recommend with a bit more reliability than the current Maxtor?

Answer:hard drive clicking on cold start up?

Some hard drive sounds and advice on backing up:click here(Site is often quite slow to load.)

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Hey There,

I am new to this forum and I though this would be the best place to get some feedback with my problem im having, if anyone could give me some feedback that would be great!

I have had Windows 8.1 64 bit in my computer for about two months now and everything was working fine..ive noticed last month that after one of the updates (possibly Skydrive icon update) that my windows start up sound wasn't working when I start my computer from a cold boot. Interestingly the sound does work again once im in the OS and I do a restart. I went into sounds and made sure the check mark to play start up sound was clicked btw.

Does anyone else have this issue? or is just me? because it was working fine before one of the updates.

(Also just to note that I set the option to boot directly to desktop and also I changed my user account where i dont see the login screen and it bypasses the password to boot quicker into the desktop.)

*** the reason why im wondering this is because I have a dz77ga-70k intel motherboard and when I cold boot im noticing a post code 40 on the motherboard when usually it should be 00...funny part is that just as I mentioned before with audio once I do a restart it goes back to normal with a 00 post code. I think its related to an update and something to do with windows not starting correctly from a cold boot.

Answer:No windows start up sound after Cold boot

If you are getting a post error code, that suggests some type of hardware problem. A windows update would not cause POST (Power On Self Test) error. According to the Intel manual there is no 40 error code, they list 3F and then 41?? but the 41-4F is "CPU initialization".

On a cold boot, the POST is run, but on a Windows restart it is not run.

However, I wonder if its the Windows 8 "fast start"? I had a problem (different than yours) with the fast start and have a post on how to disable this. Try that and see if makes a difference. Fast start bypasses some of the BIOS initialization, but if you just do a "restart" instead of cold boot the fast start is not used.
Fast Startup causing PC not to auto power on via BIOS

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Whenever I shut down my computer, I always have this problem. The Windows 10 insignia and the loading circle beneath will appear, then the screen will fade to black, and then my monitor says it can't detect my computer. I then have to unplug my computer from the outlet because I can't shut it down by pressing the power button. When I start it up again afterwards, it will start perfectly fine. And whenever I try to change the boot configurations, it automatically resets itself to the previous version.

Please help and thank you in advance.

Answer:Windows 10 won't boot properly on cold start-up.

Maybe your motherboard battery is dead CMOS needs to be replace if your bios doesn't stay where you settled

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Hi and Seasons Greetings.
I'm having a problem with my installation of Windows 8 Pro. After a cold start or starting from sleep the system always executes a restart (error message = DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE,) then reboots and runs OK until it is switched off. This installation is a clean install on the C: partition changing from Win XP 32 to Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit. (Retail version from Microsoft on DVD)
The M/B, matched Corsair ram and processor are all new for the change to Win 8.

I have installed BlueScreenView and this pointed to the following files as potentially the problem on the last restart, but I don't know what to do about them.
1. atapi.sys
2. hal.dll
3. ntoskrnl.e

I have flashed the m/b bios with the latest version and upgraded all drivers that I can find.

Help to solve the problem would be really appreciated.

I've included the results from TSG SysInfo below. Strangely it states that Windows Defender is disabled, but Windows Defender says it is running OK.

Many thanks,

Noel.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 1 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 8173 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 276932 MB, Free - 222952 MB; D: Total - 199996 MB, Free - 163995 MB; F: Total - 76316 MB, Free - 35225 MB; G: Total - 28597 MB, Free - 28372 MB; X: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 472993 MB;
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Answer:windows 8 Pro reboots after cold start and sleep

what power supply

make
model
wattage

check for a bios update

the 9f error in win8 comes back as this

ERROR_BAD_THREADID_ADDR
159 (0x9F)

The address for the thread ID is not correct.
 

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Not sure if this belongs in this thread.

Having problems with Windows starting up. When you start the computer after it sits overnight, this usually happens. The MOBO posts no problem, then when it is the OS turn to start, nothing happens...no BSOD, nothing.

I do a hard restart, and get the Windows screen about a driver or hardware change prevented it from booting. Then it uses the Last Known Good Configuration. Everything is fine once in Windows. The following day, the same thing happens again.

This is a pretty fresh install of XP SP2 (about 2 weeks old). Then only hardware change I did recently was I added a fan which is connected to the MOBO. The only software changes I have done recently are: installed Bioshock, updated Direct X, installed Intel Thermal Analysis Tool (it is uninstalled now) and the usual updates to anti-virus and firewall.

The system is overclocked, but has been for over a week without incidence. Runs stable in Orthos and temps are good. I did up the voltage to my vcore and northbridge just before this problem showed up. Before reverting back to original settings to see if the problem persists, wouldn't I have had an error in running Orthos? Why is that the problem won't happen once the machine is running, no matter how many times I restart? It seems like a cold start prevents it from booting correctly. Is this even a possibility?

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I have a really weird problem: If I turn off my comp, (Intel Pentium 4, CPU 1.60 GHz, XP Pro),
it does not want to boot up,all I hear is the fan starting over and over again and see the CD-Rom light blinking with it. Reboots fine once running, but i never know what I've done to get it going....can take hours....so I never turn it off anymore. .....Thing is....I have a DSL modem....and when the comp is off...it interferes with this modem......and turns the 'enet' light off on the modem.......any ideas would be greatly appreciated

Thanks
 

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Hello, i have a problem with my thinkpad sl510. The mute key on the left side is getting on when windows startup logo appear. In this case I cant get some sound for example by using the loudness keys above.The only way to hear some sound is, to make a normal restart or getting into the "energy safe mode" and start again. After restart the mute key is activated too, but now I can turn on loudness by pushing the "loudness-keys" I already reinstall drivers like the hotkey-driver, realtek audio-driver, chipset-driver. I use Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Can anyone help me? I think its more a windows problem then a driver problem, but I am not sure. Kindest regards

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I've got a cold start problem with a new Asus A7n8X-E board and Corsair Twin X512 3200LL (running dual).

I've been having to clear CMOS or BIOS to get the thing to post and boot from cold since day one, (or pull a stick of memory and put it back! or not as the case may be) - Switching off, or unplugging power and back on doesn't help. I have flashed Bios from supplied ver. 1008 to ver. 1011 to see if it would help. It didn't.

If computer's 'warm' it posts and boots, from fully off or re-starts ok, but if stupid voice post is enabled, it tells me system 'failed due to overclocking' and then continues to boot (even though I'm not overclocking! but I will when I get this sorted).

Turn it off overnight or for two or three hours and it won't post and boot. At all. Fans turn, Led's work, HDD turns but no post and boot. Clear CMOS, if clearing BIOS with jumper doesn't work, and away we go again.

So I've disabled Voice Post Ha Ha!. Looking at other threads, last night on other forum, I've adjusted frequency to match at 100%, set DDR voltage to 2.7v and set mem timings to 2.5T,3,3,6, and increased AGP voltage to 1.6v (Ram Guy). two days ago the sytem started at the third push of the on button. Although I didn't expect it start at all I must admit. Today it was back to normal, not posting or booting.

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Answer:Asus A7N8X-E DL cold start prob

Seems very simular to the problems I have been having. PC runs fine once started, but is a pig to post and boot i=f the power is switched off at the socket. Have found that leaving power connected to PSU when PC is shut down seems to work. Now asuming that this relatively new 400W dual fan PSU of mine is not providing the start power when cold and needs a little warming to get it going??
 

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Okay, I'lll try to keep this as short but thorough as possible. It might get a little long winded but I'm just trying to cover a lot.

Computer (see sig) had been working fine until maybe about 2 months ago.

First thing I noticed was the onboard LAN stopped working when I booted up one morning. I open up my computer and install my back-up LAN card.

About a month after putting in the LAN card, I noticed that the screen would turn black and the computer would be unresponsive after booting up and loading into Windows. It would load Windows, load up all the startup programs, idle, and screen would go blank. Fans are still running but I noticed the HDD activity light would stay on. I would move the mouse and hit the scroll lock key with no response. I would usually get past this by hitting the restart button and it would work fine, booting up normally. I went about doing this for about the past month or so.

Recently, it's been getting harder to get it to boot into Windows. The same thing would happen (load into Windows and blank out) but when I go to restart it, it occasionally won't POST. I would have to hold the power button before it goes off. It may take me 5 or 6 time, holding the power button so that it would go off and so I could restart it. Once again, I noticed that when it hangs, the HDD activity light stays on. I checked and scanned the HD on my friend's computer and it's fine.

When I started my winter break a few weeks ago, I swapped my mobo w... Read more

Answer:trouble with cold boot; difficult to start

I seem to remember having a similar problem about 3 years ago. I had the fan die in my power supply, and I figured it should be replaced, and then when I came back from a 3 month trip in europe, it was doing funny stuff like that. So, I replaced my PSU, and we all lived happily ever after.

Sorry I can't really be more of a help :\

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Hi!
I get a BSOD or just system freeze/strange crashes of critical windows functions when I start the computer after being switched off for a couple of hours. After 3-5 resets it starts booting fine and running ok. During BSOD I get the following dump file can anyone help me debug this and maybe you also have a clue that points me in the right direction?

Thanks /John

Answer:BSOD during cold start (suspect RAM or Motherboard)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Cuban Pete


Hi!
I get a BSOD or just system freeze/strange crashes of critical windows functions when I start the computer after being switched off for a couple of hours. After 3-5 resets it starts booting fine and running ok. During BSOD I get the following dump file can anyone help me debug this and maybe you also have a clue that points me in the right direction?

Thanks /John


Hi the .dmp is 262mb is there a way to shrink it :-)

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This is driving me crazy, I have a gaming rig which has been fine up until Dec 16.

I did update some drivers with the IOrbit Driver program on that day.

This is what happens, I get one BSOD from a cold boot within 5-15 minutes, This occurs wither or not I actually log onto windows, windows crashes and restarts and from then on everything is fine till the next cold boot, I'm thinking its temperature specific, because it has to be from a actual cold startup not a reboot or a shutdown and restart trigger.

I have cleaned the fans, case, replugged the memory, reconnected all the cables, replaced the CPU heat sink, ran memory checks, disk checks, then since I had the SSD in there but not using it I just started over and reinstalled the original Win 7 pro 64 bit onto the SSD, reloaded the original Motherboard install drivers and let win update give me whatever it thought was needed.

9 sec boot up ya! but.....

no change as far as the BSOD rate, so it's apparently not a driver specific problem.

This is my first Intel rig, I always used AMD before and I am stumped....

Attached is the recommended SF diagnostic Tool report I called "SysDump1"

This only has the last 3 mini dumps because I accidently erased a bunch of them via a cleaner program and didn't realize it till too late, give me a couple days and I will have more.

Thank you for your time and consideration....

Stephen

Answer:BSOD not specific to loading but always within 5 min of cold start

Uninstall IOBit...its a pile of rubbish and may be contributing to the issues.

Code:
fffff880`0a0e1268 fffff880`01de23caUnable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\VirtuWDDM.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for VirtuWDDM.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for VirtuWDDM.sys
VirtuWDDM+0x23ca

Code:
VirtuWDDM VirtuWDDM Kernel 12/9/2013 7:09:16 AM
Uninstall the LucidLogix software

Code:
fffff880`0a0e0fd0 fffff880`0f51efe7Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\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
nvlddmkm+0xc6fe7

Code:
Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1189&SUBSYS_26733842&REV_A1\4&BAB4994&0&0008
Adapter Type GeForce GTX 670, NVIDIA compatible
Adapter Description NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
Adapter RAM (1,048,576) bytes
Installed Drivers nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver Version 9.18.13.3182
Search for an updated driver for your video card.....if none exists, install the Nvidia 314.22 WHQL driver - its very stable

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About a month ago I started getting a BSOD when I first turned on the computer that day. After the system collected the event data and restarted, everything ran fine from that point forward. Then, a few days ago, the computer suddenly only would boot to a black screen.

Looking over the system, there appeared to be several corrupt files which even though I repaired them with SFC and DISM, still would not allow the computer to complete a full boot.

So, I reinstalled Windows 10 Pro, reinstalling all the latest drivers and all the windows updates. All was fine for a couple days, but now the BSOD?s have returned (one yesterday, one today).

They only happen on a cold start up, and looking at the Reliability Report, it appears that 3 errors occur:
- Windows was not shut down properly
- Windows stopped working
- Shut down unexpectedly

The dump files are attached.

I?ve run HD Tune with no errors (below) and ran FurMark for 30 minutes without issue and GPU reaching a max temp of 71C. I ran the memory tests several times for about 30 minutes with no errors. Running Prime95 also seemed to be fine, the CPU reached 42C but seemed otherwise unaffected.

I ran ChkDsk ? no errors found, and checked the drive status in Samsung Magician and SMART data and overall health shows fine.

The SSD has the latest firmware from Samsung, and I'm running the latest NVidia drivers. All ASUS drivers and bios updates have also been installed.

Once the system is up, i... Read more

Answer:BSOD on cold start abnormal windows shutdown

Looks like deffective RAM or Hard disks (not the SSD, the other disks). Please run memtest 8 passes long (this will run 24 - 48 hours). Please check the other disks via hdtune and crystaldiskinfo too.


Diagnostic Test

 RAM TEST

Run MemTest86+ V5.01 to analyse your RAM. MemTest86+ - Test RAM - Windows 10 Forums


   Note
MemTest86+ V5.01 needs to be run for at least 8 complete passes for conclusive results. Set it running before you go to bed and leave it overnight. We're looking for zero errors here. Even a single error will indicate RAM failure.

More Info here: Memory problems. - Microsoft Community


Make a photo of the result and post it.

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Hey.

I have recently gotten a very weird problem that I can not get rid off.

When I start the computer cold I can access homepages thru internet explorer and firefox, (both are set to find internet settings automatic), but after a short period of time (can be all from a minute to 10-15 minutes) my internet browsers "dies". No 404 error or Timeouts, no loading of the page either. The browsers loading icon, the waving flag in IE and rotating dots in Firefox, just flashes and then return to its static position.

When I have proper internet connection, I have a UPnP Gateway that "works" but when my internet connection has "died", it says under properties that it "does not work" (sorry guys that I can give word-for-word since I am on a japanese OS).
Even when the internet connection does not work, I can PING any working site with success and even TRACERT.

First I thought that the ADSL Modem might be broken so I called my ISP and got a new one. Same problem.

My Specs are;
Dell Dimension 8200
Core 2 Duo E6300
1GB RAM
XP Media Center 2005 (Jap)
NOD 32

No Firewall
No Router, the Computer is connected directly to the ADSL Modem

Due To the ISP settings, the computer is set to Automatically receive internet settings, always this;
Computer IP: 192.168.0.2
DNS : 192.168.0.1
Subnet: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.0.1

Thank you very much!
 

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Hi my friend gave me a HP Media Center PC m470n No mods.

I dont think anything was wrong with it, he wasn't too computer savvy and bought a new one so he was gonna trash it. So I took it and reformatted and reinstalled everything. The comp works great.

But the problem is that on cold starts after the computer has been off for a while, during the boot process it shows me a message that certain files are corrupt or missing and just restarts after that. I have to restart it a 5-6 times before it becdomes normal and loads windows XP again. I have even wiped the hard drive clean again and installed a different copy of XP and it still does that. Each time, the missing/corrupted file is different so I apologize I had not written any down. I do remember the last one to be the file NTOSKRNL.EXE, but I have seen other files before too.

Once the computer is "warmed up" it boots fine and I can use Windows XP. But I want the computer to be stable so I can keep work in there.

Please let me know if you can help. Thanks alot!

Answer:Shows missing/corrupt files on cold start

Do you know?

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First off my PC:Processor: Core2Duo E7400 @ 2.8GhzMotherboard: Asus P5KPL-VMGPU: Nvidia 9400GT (128-Bit with 512MB)HDD: 1x 250GB SATA, 1x160GB SATA (OS Installed) and 1x60GB SATA (Small LAPTOP HDD)RAM: 4GB DDR2 running in Dual Channel (USB to FSB RATIO is 1:1)Windows: Windows 10 PRO 64BITI have been facing this issue for a while now. Whenever I start my PC from a cold start it sometimes gets stuck on a black screen after the Windows Logo with the responsive mouse cursor. I then have to force reboot the system.Things I have triedReinstalling Windows and Letting Windows Install the Latest Drivers and did not install anything else and tested. Problem remained.Updating Graphics Drivers to the latest from Website.Problem remains. What could be wrong? I have been having this problem since a few months and this was present even on the older Windows 10 build.Computing Tech Netmessage edited by agalpha

Answer:Black Screen With Cursor WINDOWS 10 COLD START

"Whenever I start my PC from a cold start it sometimes gets stuck on a black screen"You lost me there. Does it do it every time you start from cold or just sometimes? It will be more easy to diagnose if it is not intermittent.A good start is to use Clean Boot to see if you can work out what is causing it: http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-perf...Also see if it does it in Safe Mode (see link on page).Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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Hey.

I have recently gotten a very weird problem that I can not get rid off.

When I start the computer cold I can access homepages thru internet explorer and firefox, (both are set to find internet settings automatic), but after a short period of time (can be all from a minute to 10-15 minutes) my internet browsers "dies". No 404 error or Timeouts, no loading of the page either. The browsers loading icon, the waving flag in IE and rotating dots in Firefox, just flashes and then return to its static position.

When I have proper internet connection, I have a UPnP Gateway that "works" but when my internet connection has "died", it says under properties that it "does not work" (sorry guys that I can give word-for-word since I am on a japanese OS).
Even when the internet connection does not work, I can PING any working site with success and even TRACERT.

First I thought that the ADSL Modem might be broken so I called my ISP and got a new one. Same problem.

My Specs are;
Dell Dimension 8200
Core 2 Duo E6300
1GB RAM
XP Media Center 2005 (Jap)
NOD 32

No Firewall
No Router, the Computer is connected directly to the ADSL Modem

Due To the ISP settings, the computer is set to Automatically receive internet settings, always this;
Computer IP: 192.168.0.2
DNS : 192.168.0.1
Subnet: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.0.1

Thank you very much!

Answer:Internet Connection works after Cold start but then dies

It sounds like you have spyware/malware. Download ad-aware and scan, And see if it detects anything. If not then it is probably a SOCKS problem.

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Hey guys,

I had this before on an old installation, but since I was reinstalling and upgrading some hardware I decided to ignore it.

Now, a few days after a new gpu and fresh installation it happened again, does anyone know what's up? (Gets to roughly the windows loading screen before rebooting).

I've included my event viewer log.

Answer:Random 'Windows failed to start up' on cold boot

Please update your system specifications, by downloading Speccy (available in my signature) and then going to UserCP and using the Edit System Specs in the left pane.

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First the basics... I have a 993, PIII with 383 RAM. Did a clean install of Windows XP this past weekend. The DSL modem I am using is an external Actiontec HomeDSL modem, and am using AOL's broadband service.

Before I installed XP, I found out if the modem was compatible with it, and found out I had to download an XP-specific driver, and I did. After a few installation headaches, I got it working. Then I shut my computer off and when I restarted it the next morning, it says that "WIndows was unable to communicate with the device", apparently forgetting about the driver I had installed.

When I install the driver, it works fine.. as long as I don't shut down. If I do a 'restart' from the WIndows shutdown menu, it works fine after rebooting.

I'm just tired of having to reinstall the driver everytime I start up from a cold boot. Any thoughts?
 

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Since I upgraded to Windows 10 Home from Windows 7, I've noticed that from a cold boot - e.g. PC has been turned off for several hours, the Ethernet network icon has the red X through it and I dont get any internet/network access.

It reports that the cable is unplugged. It definitely is plugged in, it goes straight into a Netgear Powerline homeplug.

If I then reboot, it connects straight away no problem at all.

I havent installed the motherboards LAN drivers, but thought it might be something else before I tried that?

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I have a W520, and recently it started exhibiting this very odd behavior. When you cold start the machine (e.g. from complete off or hibernate), parts of the keyboard don't work at all for a few minutes. I haven't timed it exactly, but it takes about 5-10 minutes of the machine being on before they work. The problematic keys are "asdf" and "jkl;". All of the other alphanumeric keys (incluidng "gh" in the same row) work fine immediately. Since it starts working eventually, I can't imagine it is a faulty cable? I did upgrade my machine to Windows 10 in August, and it may be related to that. Anyone else have an issue like this? Any ideas on where to look in order to figure out what's wrong and fix it?

Answer:W520 keyboard not working property for ~5 minutes after cold start

Well, after having this get progressively worse, I decided to order a new keyboard from Lenovo. That seemed to do the trick -- it's now working perfectly! So I guess it was bad hardware. On a related note, I still can't get the middle 3 mouse buttons on the top of the trackpad to work with Windows 10. Is that a driver issue?

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Hello i was trying to search for solution for few days now.
Every time i start PC after giving him some rest it gives me a DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE.
After that PC always works normal

would be really glad if someone can explain me what is causing the error

Answer:driver power state failure BSOD on every cold start

Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

If you have done this, the report wasn't complete. Please let the app run for at least 15 minutes (or until the app itself tells you it's done).

Please turn Driver Verifier off. To do this, open up VERIFIER.EXE and select "Delete existing settings", then click on the "Finish" button. Reboot the system for the changes to take affect.

Uninstall the software for the USB webcam and then physically remove the camera from the system. This device wasn't compatible with Windows Vista (usbVM31b.sys). While it may have worked in Vista/Win7 - the incompatibilities will cause problems eventually. This depends on the state of your system, any competing software/hardware, older/updated drivers, and the status of Windows Update.

Ultramon (UltraMonUtility.sys) is also known to cause BSOD issues with some Windows systems - please uninstall it.

AMD OverDrive (AODDriver2.sys) is either a stand-alone application, or a component of the AMD VISION Engine Control Center. This driver is known to cause BSOD's on some Windows systems.





Please un-install all AMD/ATI video stuff from Control Panel...Programs...Un-install a program
Then, download (but DO NOT install) a fresh copy of the ATI drivers from Global Provider of Innovative Graphics, Processors and Media Solutions | AMD (in the upper right corner of the page)
Use this proce... Read more

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Hi All !!

My first post to this forum ! :wave:

I have a very weird problem in my newly assembled system (2 months old ).From the begnning on cold boot of my system, it wasnt starting and on restarting the power multiple number of times it used to start and work perfectly( even shaking it a bit use to work ! ). Recently it became a nuisance and I changed the complete motherboard. It worked fine for 3 days and now again I have the same problem. This is the history of the checks made on system :

1. Checked for all jumper settings, connections and configuration to be proper.
2. Checked for well connected RAM and Graphic card.
3. Checked if there is power in the MB. When i start the comp, the MB's led glows but there is no booting and there is no power in cdrom and floopy.
4.CPU temp and voltages are correct according to the manual
5. Harddisk is spinning (i can feel the vibrations)
6.Cleared CMOS

I am stumped what the problem is. It cant be a PSU problem as i have installed a new PSU with still the same problem. I have a doubt ! Say its a booting problem then if the system doesnt boot atleast there should be power in the Cdrom(ie, the CD plate should come out on pressing the eject button). Is this assumtion correct ??

Here is my system configuration :
AMD Athylon 2800
1GB RAM (single wafer in 1 slot)
Geforce 5500 256MB graphic accelerator card
TUL Express Mother Board (A480 series)
4MB Flash Bios
Tvtuner Card


Please help me out. Tell me if a... Read more

Answer:Problem with cold start ! BIOS runs only on multiple power ons !

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

Have you tried a bare setup?
absolute min to get to bios boot screen.
Video
ram
MoBo
Cpu
only power to MoBo and monitor.
Disconect everything else and remove all
addin cards, other than the video.
Try slowly to eliminate things one at a time.
Do have another system to test devices?
G'Luck
 

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Windows 7 SP1 x64 Pro or Enterprise (tried both)
Not-yet-activated (no need, I'm trying to resolve before actually activating...)

The build is hmmm a bit more than 2 years old. All errors are with FRESH installs + SP1 + Updates.
ASUS P5QL Latest BIOS (was also same problem before with previous one)
Core2Duo #7300 CPU
2x1TB Disks in Stripe
1xSSD 120GB OCZ Vertex3 (also had another simple sata2 and tried a PATA disk... same problem)
1xSATA DVD-RW
2x2GB Ram (Tested ok for 6h+)
1xNVIDIA GeForce 9800 GPU (that I can play for hours with, no problem).
Soooo... the problem:

Having my computer on I can play or even run CPU, disk and whatever burn-in tests for hours... system happily chewing on everything I throw @ it.
I turn it off for a few hours (say night but it's not needed to be that long) and turn it on to do something... it will reboot automatically on just when windows animation would be... and it's back on bios. Then it will go into the "safe mode" selection (because of the previous crash) and if I immediately choose to boot normally it will BSOD, minidump and reboot. If I keep it on the selection screen for 30seconds-1m... it will happily boot... but if I don't and I constantly immediately "normal boot" it can reboot like 10 times before it will actually work...

Same thing happens with waking from sleep...

Please help! Proper help files attached and will happily try anything you need and haven't already done!
Andreas - McX

Answer:P5QL-CM Fresh W7x64 BSOD after COLD Wake/Start

These crashes were caused by memory corruption (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!!!
1-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+

2-Driver verifier






Quote:
I'd suggest that you first backup your data 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 (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in &q... Read more

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Hi All !!

My first post to this forum ! :wave:

I have a very weird problem in my newly assembled system (2 months old ).From the begnning on cold boot of my system, it wasnt starting and on restarting the power multiple number of times it used to start and work perfectly( even shaking it a bit use to work ! ). Recently it became a nuisance and I changed the complete motherboard. It worked fine for 3 days and now again I have the same problem. This is the history of the checks made on system :

1. Checked for all jumper settings, connections and configuration to be proper.
2. Checked for well connected RAM and Graphic card.
3. Checked if there is power in the MB. When i start the comp, the MB's led glows but there is no booting and there is no power in cdrom and floopy.
4.CPU temp and voltages are correct according to the manual
5. Harddisk is spinning (i can feel the vibrations)
6.Cleared CMOS

I am stumped what the problem is. It cant be a PSU problem as i have installed a new PSU with still the same problem. I have a doubt ! Say its a booting problem then if the system doesnt boot atleast there should be power in the Cdrom(ie, the CD plate should come out on pressing the eject button). Is this assumtion correct ??

Here is my system configuration :
AMD Athylon 2800
1GB RAM (single wafer in 1 slot)
Geforce 5500 256MB graphic accelerator card
TUL Express Mother Board (A480 series)
4MB Flash Bios
Tvtuner Card


Please help me out. Tell me if a... Read more

Answer:Problem with cold start ! BIOS runs only on multiple power ons !

I wouldnt be surprised if your power supply is just not good enough for the system you have.
Most power supplies are cheap. Personally, i never buy a power supply that comes with a case unless its from a very well-known name. I like to buy a good quality power supply and then use either a case i have on hand or buy a new case.
Either way, the power supply that comes with a standard pc is usually anywhere from junky to pure crap. They will work but they will cause problems, booting problems, burner\cd problems, etc. Eventually they just die but in the meantime people replace their motherboard, ram, etc, thinking the problem is something else when its really the power supply.

Any ideas on your power supply, the make and model?
 

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Since I upgraded to Windows 10 Home from Windows 7, I've noticed that from a cold boot - e.g. PC has been turned off for several hours, the Ethernet network icon has the red X through it and I dont get any internet/network access.

It reports that the cable is unplugged. It definitely is plugged in, it goes straight into a Netgear Powerline homeplug.

If I then reboot, it connects straight away no problem at all.

I havent installed the motherboards LAN drivers, but thought it might be something else before I tried that?

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Hey all.

I'm here to post a new problem that I am experiencing since my move to windows 7. Ok, basically my mouse will disconnect completely when I boot into windows and I can use my keyboard no problem (Logitech Wireless too) and that is my only option to log on and also use windows itself.

I will move my mouse but the cursor stays still and nothing happens. I will then switch the mouse off, leave it for 30 secs, switch it back on, click the connect button on the Logitech Bluetooth usb stick and then the connect button on the mouse itself.

Nothing happens so I'm basically stuck with my keyboard. Unplugging the usb Logitech receiver and then re plugging it in starts the windows found new hardware procedure.

What??

This mouse is installing again and after about 3-5 mins it then comes to life. Very strange and this is the third time it has happened.

I even manually restarted and booted into XP (slave drive) and the mouse was even stuck on that. I repeated the steps above and the only way to get the mouse working was to unplug the receiver and then plug it back in, thus windows takes over and says it is "installing" new drivers and then "found new hardware" pops up and hey presto I can use my mouse.

Why windows needs to keep reinstalling it I have no idea. Shouldn't the mouse just fire up like it used to? I mean I could use it from the logon screen and it is here that it fails so I know I have a problem right away if it doesn?t move or respond.

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Answer:Logitech MX1000 Bluetooth mouse disconnecting on cold start

I am a user of Logitech mouses for the last 10 years and I recommend them to everyone for their reliability.

Right now I am using two wireless mouses with small nano receivers. These mouses are excellent and one I am using on Win XP Professional, and the other I am using on Win 7 Ultimate x64.

Logitech has recommended that I use setpoint software on my old wireless mouse on Window XP, and I have installed the latest setpoint software. I always update the setpoint software whenever an update is available. This mouse is in use for the last two years and I never had any problem.

Coming to the Second Logitech wireless mouse (M215) Logitech suggested that no setpoint software is necessary for using this mouse. So I am using this mouse with Windows 7's native mouse drivers for the last three months and never had any problem.

So what I suggest is that if Logitech suggests setpoint software for your particular model of mouse, then you better download and install it. This will improve the performance and also give you some additional customizations to your mouse.

I hear the bluetooth mouses sometimes gives problems, but I do not have any experience with them.

Hopefully once you install the Setpoint drivers your mouse should work properly.

Another aspect is check your power saving features. If your system has wakeup features for the mouse, I suggest you switch off this feature.

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Hello.

I am a bit confused, i have installed a clean windows 10 installation, and i keep having these different BSOD every time my computer is making a cold start = i shut the pc down in the evening and in the morning BSOD starts the day.. the computer restarts, and it works all day long, resetting and turn off and quick turn on again no BSOD.

Can anyone help me with this annoying error?

i have attached my .zip file, please ask if i should provide more information.

Regards

Morten

Answer:BSOD everytime i make a cold start with my windows 10 desktop pc

Hi Morten,

Welcome to the 10forums.

The only thing I can find real quick is pretty much lots of NTFS activity (file system)


Diagnostics Test

 HDD & SSD TEST

Run SeaTools to check the integrity of your HDD. SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use - Windows 7 Help Forums


   Note
Do not run SeaTools on an SSD as the results will be invalid.

Run chkdsk Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums

Code:
STACK_TEXT:
ffffd001`99f62748 fffff802`fc15f971 : ffffc000`86466890 00000000`00000000 ffffc000`86466890 ffffe000`92af8478 : nt!RtlSubtreePredecessor+0x12
ffffd001`99f62750 fffff801`5bd6bee7 : ffffc000`86466ca0 ffffd001`99f62a40 ffffe000`91012180 ffffe000`00000000 : nt!RtlDelete+0x39
ffffd001`99f62780 fffff801`5bcbc665 : ffffc000`86466ca0 ffffd001`99f62a40 00000000`00000000 00000000`0000006d : NTFS!NtfsFullDeleteLcb+0x47
ffffd001`99f627b0 fffff801`5bd6c16b : ffffe000`94ad9a48 ffffe000`91012180 ffffc000`86466890 ffffc000`86466ca0 : NTFS!NtfsTeardownFromLcb+0x145
ffffd001`99f62850 fffff801`5bcbd170 : ffffe000`94ad9a48 ffffd001`99f62952 ffffc000`86466ca0 ffffe000`94ad9a48 : NTFS!NtfsTeardownStructures+0xdb
ffffd001`99f628d0 fffff801`5bd6e191 : ffffd001`99f62a78 ffffd001`00000000 ffffd001`99f62a40 ffffe000`94ad9a48 : NTFS!NtfsDecrementCloseCounts+0xd0
ffffd001`99f62910 fffff801`5bd6b612 : ffffe000`94ad9a48 ffffc000`864669d0 ffffc000`86466890 ffffe000`91012180 : NTFS!NtfsCommonClose+0x401
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These BSODs seem to hover during startup, but the statements are different each time-PFN list corrupt, video servicing, page file errors, etc.

Pertinent information below and attached-your assessment is much appreciated.

? W7x64 Home Premium
? Originally XPx32, but new HD in last 12 mo and clean install of current OS
? Full-retail?
? System is approx 14 mo, GPU 6 mo. old
? OS has not been reinstalled for at least 6 mo.
? C2D E8400
? MSI-HD5700
? GA-EP45-UD3L v1.0
? 450w generic/sparkle

Memtest 86+ run successfully a week ago through several cycles (a few hrs, not 24).

Answer:[SOLVED] Cold-start BSODs (and others) W7x64 home prem

Looks like this is a video card error. I see you have MSI Afterburner installed, and Riva Tuner.

Are you doing any overclocking? If so, reset to defaults.

You may try messing with drivers, but I suspect that won't help. Can't hurt to try anyway.

Remove your current ATI drivers, by uninstalling them with Driver Sweeper.

Install these ones: https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...win7_64_dd.exe

Test temps: http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

If you can get ahold of a name-brand PSU, test it out.

If you can get to another graphics card, that would be best.

Also on the to-do list:

Remove AVG with this tool: http://download.avg.com/filedir/util...removerx64.exe

Replace it with MSE: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials

...Summary of the Dumps:
Code:

Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Mon Oct 11 07:15:33.850 2010 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:41.458
BugCheck 4E, {8d, 7cadc, 510001, fffff68000024669}
Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MmZeroPageThread+90c )
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x4E_8d
PROCESS_NAME: System
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Sat Oct 9 18:32:55.440 2010 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:26:55.048
BugCheck 119, {7000000, fffffa8005a22410, fffffa8006a7faf0, fffffa80064a6010}
Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VidSchiCheckConditionDe... Read more

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4 year old HP desktop, Win7 SP1, 4g ram. quad Intel, Nvidia GeForce 8600 GS. Several days now requiring multiple restarts with all OK for awhile, then freezup and won't shut down and requires power button shutdown and then the Startup Repair done each time. Have run Malware Bytes two or three times, Security Essentials twice, Startup repair several times, MS Defender offline scan once. System Restore several times as well as the "Last best", and all eventually worked for awhile. Made new restore points after good session. No bad stuff, virus, trojan, etc. found. Scannow several times with nothing shown. Startup Repair log a few minutes ago showed "Root cause found" "Unspecified changes to system configuration might have caused the problem" "Number of root causes: 1". Using dual monitors and when freeze occurs right screen background of open window turned pink, and left screen developed large darker blue swirls in the background. Hope this means something to one of you. Suggestions appreciated. Roving

Answer:Screens freeze, color changes, requires cold start and Startup repair

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, draw a box around full map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition.

Try updating your Display driver.

Work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

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Ok i was on the hijack forum and had some issues that were fixed. All but the slow startup and restart process. This has been going on for some time and i just cannot take it any longer. My computer specs are as follows:

Microsoft Windows XP
Media Center Edition
Version 2002
service pack 2

Hewlett packard pavilion
Intel®
Pentium® 4 CPU 2.53GHz
2.52GHz , 512 MB of RAM

I also have DSL with Bellsouth and have a laptop set up with this computer so that i can access it also.

I have also have ran diskclean and defrag and have ran ccleaner and ran my spyware and just cannot figure what the heck is going on. When i got my problems fixed mike suggested that i come here and see if you all could help me. I sure hope so this is driving me insane.

Answer:Hp Media Center Pc Desktop Very Very Slow Computer Start Up From Cold Or Restart

Take a look:10 Reasons Why Your Computer Runs Slow - - http://www.bestsecuritytips.com/xfsection+...rticleid+43.htm Slow Computer - http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=22278 4 Ways to Speed Up Your Computer's Performance - http://www.microsoft.com/atwork/getstarted/speed.mspx TweakXP.com - Hacking Windows XP Speed Up Your Network and Internet Access - http://www.tweakxp.com/Article37934.aspx Startup Inspector for Windows - http://www.windowsstartup.com/ OR AutoRuns for Windows v8.73 - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...s/AutoRuns.mspx And, of course, the easiest way to speed up a system with no problems...is to increase the RAM.Louis

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Takes about 20 minutes to load windows on cold start. Windows XP SP3, Dell Dimensions 3100 Desktop. This only happens when it's been off for 3-4 hours or longer. It also hangs on restart if it has been on for less than 1 hr.

Answer:Computer hangs after displaying Windows logo splash screen on cold start.

How long does it take to boot to safe mode?

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After an ext'd period of downtime, my system freezes on start-up at the black "Windows XP" screen. The moving blue object in the bar just freezes after around 10 secs of boot time, and I must hard shutdown or reset it in order to get the PC to do anything. The catch is, no matter how I choose to reboot the system, it'll be just perfectly fine after that. I can also proceed to normally shutdown and re-boot, or restart the computer without an issue. The only time it freezes is when it has been shutdown for, say, 8 hours or so.

I've run the latest versions of ad-aware & spybot. Both yielded absolutely nothing wrong. I also ran a full-blown Avast anti-virus scan...again, nothing wrong. I then uninstalled Avast, acquired a full-blown version of Kaspersky Virus scan, ran it, and again, nothing wrong. These of course were done in the proper manner.

I have just run HJT and have followed it up with the HJT Analyzer. Here is the result.txt log:

Log was analyzed using HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 12/6/04
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 5:54:33 PM, on 12/10/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal Pro\avpcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Taskbar\CTLTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Cre... Read more

Answer:"Cold" Start-Up Issue...Fine On Reboots

There is nothing in your log that would cause this.The only thing I can see is your APC UPS which may be playing up.Maybe ask the guys in the XP forum.

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How cold do you think a CPU temp can get.

Just with a Dual Core AMD Athlon II X2 I was able to push the temp down to 66 F.

I am trying to make computer even cooler.

This is Over Clocked to 3.68Ghz.Pretty high for a Dual Core.I can not push it past 4Ghz Tried.

Normal Temp right now is 66 F Barely Hits 85 F while gaming.

What is your lowest temp.

This is not a water cooled system it is being cooled bye fans.

Water Cooling is kinda risky if you ask me.I do not like the Idea of mixing Liquid and electricity together.Some say it is better.Might as well as use a AC lol and hook it up to the side of computer.
 

Answer:How Cold is Too Cold for CPUs

Yeah, some folks with lots of money to waste have submerged entire PCs (less hard drives) in liquid nitrogen.





When are you going to start using Celsius?Click to expand...

Yeah I agree. While Fahrenheit is commonly used when talking creature (as in humans) comfort, the scientific and technical worlds use Celsius. And when communicating about different technologies, it is always best to use the proper terminologies to ensure understanding.

Having said that,



was able to push the temp down to 66 F.Click to expand...

Are you sure? I ask because the Laws of Physics do not allow a fan blowing room temperature air onto a chunk of matter to cool that matter cooler than the air temperatures. The "wind chill effect" only affects living tissue - not chunks of silicone, aluminum, copper and plastic.

So for you to have a CPU at 66F, the ambient (room) temperature the computer is sitting in must be 66F or cooler. Is it? I doubt it - not in Pennsylvania in July.

So, either you meant 66C (which is a bit high, IMO) or your monitoring program is not translating the temperature data from the sensor correctly - a common problem. What monitoring program are you using? I like CoreTemp.

I like my temps to be around 50C but don't start to be concerned until they linger above 60C when under a load - usually a sign I need to clean the air filters.
 

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I know I could use a laptop for this application- but I have more desktops sitting around and would like to use one if possible.

How cold is too cold? I have an area that is unheated most of the time-- but on the regular occasions when a computer would be used, the room is brought up to temperature gradually overnight. Building is insulated and low humidity, just used a couple days a week.

My question is, what stresses would this bring on a P4 system? Again, would only be used at 65 to 70 degrees.

Your insights would be greatly appreciated
letchworth
 

Answer:Solved: How cold is "too cold"?

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hello again, im trying my forth cpu cooler now, as you may have read, in search for a quiet one more than anything, its a akasa evo 120, i fitted it this morning after the arctic pro i fitted yesterday parted company from the mobo overnight together with many peices of my retention thingy.i have it turned down to absolute minimum and my idle is 14/15 c and under full loadi cant get it past 39, i asked amd if the temps with theyre stock cpu cooler, idle 40 ish under load i hit 71c once, they e mailed my back saying 'optimum' temp 55,79c, they didnt say loaded or not so i assumed this to be the max, pc seems the same performance wise.is it too cool now, i have searched the web and cant find anyone running anywhere near as cool as mine is? i have checked temps in bios, siw, pc wizard and speed fan and they all tally up give or take 1 degrees.tiaadam

Answer:can cpu's be too cold?

I would say that the cooler you can run your CPU the better, there may possibly be a very slight decrease in performance running it "too cool" but if there is I doubt you would hardly notice any difference.

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I absentmindedly let a couple youths play games on my computer they get online, and now she seems kinda sick.

The latest norton aint finding it, system mechanic 9 is only cleaning up broken stuff, I am being attacked every few minutes from 91.212.226.xx and the browser every few minutes gets a mind of its own, and some xxxSVC.EXE program is crashing often.

A friend in the geek squad biz told me to run combofix and malware bytes, but I read the warnings posted here so Im opening up a topic and relying on the good humor of the experts here

(fail that I have a fresh ubuntu 10.04 burn waiting to roll....have I mentioned how much I dislike windoze?)

thanks...

Ed

Answer:I think I got a cold

Please download TFC (Temp File Cleaner) by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.alternate download linkSave any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator. Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.TFC will clear out all temp folders for all user accounts (temp, IE temp, Java, FF, Opera, Chrome, Safari), including Administrator, All Users, LocalService, NetworkService, and any other accounts in the user folder.Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.Note: It is normal for the computer to be slow to boot after running TFC cleaner the first time.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.46) and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any c... Read more

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Hi. It took me 5 tries to get my CPU to "kick in" this morning. It was fine yesterday but it got down to 52 in here last night (18 outside) and the tower is close to my sliding glass doors. Is it possible it got too cold? If not, what could cause this and how do I fix it? Thanks in advance for any help.
 

Answer:Can CPU get too cold?

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hey guys i got this thermaltake bigwater 760i watercooling system and ive had it for like 1 month now maybe ive got a amd x2 5200 and now this seems weird but the idle temp for this is 42-45 but when i look at the cpu cores. The core1 is 4C and core2 is 12C so what does this mean is this good or bad.

Im worried that the cpu temp is high but these core temps seem to be damn low from what ive been seeing.

if someone cud just help me on this then i wud be really happy.

thanks
 

Answer:Is ThiS TOo HoT Or ToO CoLd

Something very wrong here... in Farenheit, these are not even room temperature at 39 and 54 degrees... you don't want bearings this cold.
 

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Does any one know why my computer is freezing up. The last time I tried to log off after running internet sweeper, I kept getting "program is not responding". I eventually got on this forum by typing in the address because it would freeze when I clicked on favorites and again when I hit start for microsoft word. I know have pieces of the start menu and the task manager just stuck in limbo.

mztopaz
 

Answer:Is It Cold In Here?

Can you restore from last saved point. Can you uninstall anything recently installed? A regular cleanup is a good idea. Drive cleaner, uninstall unused programs, do a defrag. If you do not know how to do any of this, please ask.

The best bet to diagnose a problem is to look back at what changed when the problem started. Having worked as a computer tech and talked to many of them, people repeatedly swear they added and did nothing, but usually remember after we tell them what we did to fix it
 

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It is now necessary for me to use my pc in the garage. I live in southern idaho, and extreme outside temperatures in the winter can get to -25, though that is rare. How can I safely use my PC in the garage without getting parts damaged?
 

Answer:How Cold is Too Cold for A PC?

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Well recently a customer of mine his PC took a crap (not pleasant mind you, I do not like cleaning up all the little bits). Well we order a new pc from hp, but the pc needed to be windows xp not windows 7. He is a tax accountant mind you. Well HP was suppose to send xp downgrade media, they did not. This was after the thing back ordered for a week.

Well i contacted my sales rep that gave me a nice discount on the shipping. She was not told anything about discontinued downgrade rights. So this is the email she sent me
"-------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Waldron, Amanda"
Date: Feb 7, 2011 11:33 AM
Subject: HP XP downgrade

Dave -

Just got your voicemail. I figured it would be easier to send this info to you through e-mail -

I'm not sure why Tech Support couldn't send out a disk to you. I've touched base with our Microsoft specialist. You can call the Microsoft Activation Center at 1-888-352-7140 to get the product key code, or she said you could use an xpp product key from another system you have (on your e-mail you mentioned you have XP disks?).

I apologize for the headache this has become - If tech support discontinued their XP media, then we were not made aware.

I did see the computer itself has shipped (see attached e-mail).

Call me if this issue does not get resolved!
_________________________________________________

Amanda Waldron
Hewlett-Packard, Small and Medium Business
Inside Sales Representative
Phone: 1-800-277-8988
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Answer:Cold day in [H]ell when...

Well if you had another HP around that has an XP key, you could use it. Heh, it does seem a bit lazy. Then again, maybe they did discontinue it?
 

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