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Machine will not boot- black screen with which mouse- PCIDump.sys virus has clobbered my machine..

Question: Machine will not boot- black screen with which mouse- PCIDump.sys virus has clobbered my machine..

I have spend the last 10 stupid days, all of which were stupid, trying to analyze what happened.
I thought it was a corrupted windows file. As it turns out, and I have examined my boot log file which I created, this file is a new virus, hxxp://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_157111.htm
which was detected by Mcafee on 5/20/09. I have just updated my .dat file for my virus scan and I'm now scanning, again..... all 370,000 files on my seagate hard drive. This first time I ran the scan, there were about 24 files which were quaranteened. I'm not sure where they are placed.

My machine will not boot. Here is the boot log from ntbtlog.txt:

Service Pack 210 30 2005 12:13:01.375
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\hal.dll
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\KDCOM.DLL
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\BOOTVID.dll
Loaded driver ACPI.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\WMILIB.SYS
Loaded driver PCI.sys
Loaded driver isapnp.sys
Loaded driver PCIIde.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\PCIIDEX.SYS
Loaded driver MountMgr.sys
Loaded driver Ftdisk.sys
Loaded driver dmload.sys
Loaded driver dmio.sys
Loaded driver Fdc.sys
Loaded driver PartMgr.sys
Loaded driver VolSnap.sys
Loaded driver atapi.sys
Loaded driver cercsr6.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\SCSIPORT.SYS
Loaded driver disk.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS
Loaded driver fltMgr.sys
Loaded driver drvmcdb.sys
Loaded driver dmboot.sys
Loaded driver KSecDD.sys
Loaded driver Ntfs.sys
Loaded driver NDIS.sys
Loaded driver Mup.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\intelppm.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\HDAudBus.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\usbuhci.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\usbehci.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\USRpdA.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Modem.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\e100b325.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\imapi.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\pfc.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\sscdbhk5.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\cdrom.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\redbook.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\audstub.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rasl2tp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ndistapi.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ndiswan.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\raspppoe.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\raspptp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\msgpc.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\psched.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ptilink.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\raspti.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\wanatw4.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rdpdr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\termdd.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\kbdclass.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mouclass.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\swenum.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\update.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mssmbios.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\MarvinBus.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\sthda.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\usbhub.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\lbrtfdc.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Sfloppy.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\i2omgmt.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Changer.SYS
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Cdaudio.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Fs_Rec.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Null.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Beep.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\ssrtln.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\i8042prt.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\kbdhid.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\vga.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\mnmdd.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\RDPCDD.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Msfs.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Npfs.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rasacd.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ipsec.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\tcpip.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ipnat.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\wanarp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\ipfltdrv.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Mpfp.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\netbt.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\ws2ifsl.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\afd.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\netbios.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\serial.sys
Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\PCIDump.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rdbss.sys
Loaded driver \??\C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\pclepci.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mrxsmb.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\mfehidk.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Fips.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Aspi32.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\HidUsb.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mouhid.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Cdfs.SYS

As you can see, at the end of this file is the PCIDump.sys file. Even if the file is now gone, my machine doesn't boot. How do I get it back to boot into windows. All I get is a dark screen and no desktop. Should quaranteened files be deleted? Where are they located?

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Preferred Solution: Machine will not boot- black screen with which mouse- PCIDump.sys virus has clobbered my machine..

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Answer: Machine will not boot- black screen with which mouse- PCIDump.sys virus has clobbered my machine..

Questions:
1. What version of Windows are you using?
2. What anti virus are you using? I see you mention McAfee but only in that they detected it (unless you're saying that YOUR McAfee scanner found it).
3. Have you tried booting into safe mode?
4. If its a virus, you know you were infected. Is there a way for you to scan that drive for spyware? (either hook it up in another computer, hook it up as an external drive to another computer, or create a boot disk with spyware scanning on it such as UBCD)

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Answer:e-machine Windows XP black screen

It's not faulty hardware. If it was, safe mode would not start either. It's more likely to be a bad, conflicting, or incompatible third-party driver, since third-party drivers aren't loaded in safe mode and therefore any bad ones can't stop Windows loading.

Drivers are also installed with third-party firewalls, antivirus packages, and cd/dvd burning software.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1700+, x86 Family 6 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 991 Mb
Graphics Card: VIA/S3G KM400/KN400, 32 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114471 MB, Free - 98471 MB;
Motherboard: soyocomputer, K7VME
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

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Answer:i on the machine black screen hard disk ( 3F0 )

Hi @danlad,Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community!I have looked into your issue about your HP Pavilion 15-n208si Notebook and it having startup issues.  Try performing a hard reset.When performing a hard reset please note remove any and all USB devices. Disconnect all non-essential devices.Have you tried reseating the HDD?Please let me know how this goes.You can say thanks for trying to help by clicking the Thumbs Up below!Thanks.

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Answer:Black screen after login...severely infected machine.

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the ... Read more

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Hi,
I received a Dell Inspiron 27 7000 all-in-one pc early this week. I have used it in the last couple of nights (very light usage). The machine randomly goes black screen quite a few times every day. I can only force shut down the machine in order to reboot when the problem occurs. What's even worse, there are different issues when I try to start it again. Sometimes it complains I am using a non-genuine AC power adapter but of course I am. Other times it just shows different colors in full screen mode. Then the only way to start the machine is by unpluging it from the powerpoint for a few minutes so it somehow restarts from scratch.
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I have also done all the windows updates, dell updates, drive updates but the problem remains unfixed.
I am an IT professional so good at troubleshooting most of the problems. This one seems to be a defect in the hardware/drivers.
Can any one please help?Thank you in advance.
Regards

Answer:Black Screen while machine is still running - Dell Inspiron 27 7000

Some of the newer systems, such as my XPS 9365 have something called modern standby.  If you are not aware a system will seem to behave strangely.  
To find out if you have it, open an Admin command prompt and type powercfg /a to see if it is capable of normal sleep.  If it says connected standby in the first set of listings, it will behave differently.

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Answer:Quarantined virus(es) now machine won't boot except in safe mode

Hello Dearly,

It sounds like the files quarantined, were critical Windows files. Based on the name of the infection provided by Avast, you have a polymorphic file infector onboard which will require a reformat and reinstall of the Operating System.

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Answer:Blue Screen, " missing or corrupt ... hal.dll " ; machine won't boot

Hal.dll Corrupt Or Missing - http://www.merchantcircle.com/blogs/Fowler.Computer.603-343-8331/2009/2/Hal.dll-errors...What-to-try-when-Hal.dll-is-corrupted-or-missing./175165

Hal.dll Missing Or Corrupt - http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00044897&lc=en&dlc=de&cc=de&lang=de&product=3962105
Hal.dll Problems - http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_haldll_missing.htm

How to fix ? hal.dll is missing or corrupt in windows - http://www.troublefixers.com/how-to-fix-haldll-is-missing-or-corrupt-in-windows/

HP Hal.dll Problems - http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00044897&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

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Thanks.
 

Answer:Win XP, Machine will boot in safe, but not past login screen in normal??

Well, it's either a driver or hardware problem.

Did you recently install anything harware or software related? You could try this...tap F8 on boot to get to the boot options, then boot using 'Last known good config'. Hopefully, it will fix the problem. If not, there are a few other things you can try, like removing the sound card, try to boot, remove the netowrk card, try to boot, etc etc...just to see if it's hardware. If it's a driver issue, then I'm afraid someone else will need to help you, as I'm not too sure of the best way to go about figuring that out.

Scorp.
 

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hi! found this site after a google search for computer help!

so i recently bought 4 acer veriton L410 PC's as i want something small for a media PC and also a friend does.

First of all after trying many times on a couple of them i can not get windows 7 to boot!

it goes through the install process fine but towards the end when it re-boots to then boot the OS from the hard drive it just wont boot, it comes up with "verifying DMI pool data........... update success" and just hangs there

if i install either windows XP or Vista it doesnt have this problem and boots the OS fine.

i cant understand why this is its really bugging me!

secondly one of the 4 machines after installing windows (vista) and during the install the screen keeps loosing the signal from the machine, "no signal from pc" i know for sure the T.V im using and the cables are fine as they work fine with the others, i have installed the drivers for teh machine from Acer site.

i swapped out the RAM (long shot i think but worth a try) and no change, i think its likley to be a problem with the video card which i believe is on board, and i dont think its possible to put another card into this machine, there is no PCI/PCI-E slots.

any advice here would be great!
 

Answer:Acer Veriton L410 cant boot windows 7 and screen keeps loosing signal from machine

first question: what are the specs of these computers? do they comply with the windows 7 minimum requirements?
 

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Answer:write a batch file to move files from a windows 2000 machine to an XP machine

Have you considered using the Files and settings transfer wizard ? ?

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Answer:Vista Machine unable to print to Printer attached to 98 machine thru parallel port

Originally Posted by savikalra


We have replaced some of our machines and bought new systems with Vista, unfortunately we have a printing issue, none of the Vista users can access the shared printer attached to Window's 98 System on the parallel port.



Have you installed the printer drivers on the Vista machines.?

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have two laptops - one running Vista and one running XP. Both have IE 7 and Norton 360 installed. I've verified the settings for IE and Norton are the same on both machines.

On my Vista machine, which is my main computer, I cannot access certain sites, specifically www.dilbert.com and www.advantiscu.org. They appear to be loading, but never load. I've tried with both IE 7 and Firefox, but I get the same result. In addition, the daily Dilbert cartoon that I subscribe to is received in Outlook but the graphics do not display. The graphics are not visible in my Yahoo webmail either.

However, on my XP machine, everything works just fine...no problems.

Like I said, I've verified settings on both machines...I've even done a restore to a previous restore point...no help. I've reset my router, disabled Norton, etc...everything I can think of and nothing has worked.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Ron

Answer:Cannot Open Certain Sites in IE or Mozilla on Vista Machine - XP Machine works fine

Hi,

Disable UAC (User Account Control) and check out if the pages display ok.

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Ok,
Last night I just got my brand new Athlon XP 1500. Anway It's running WindowsXP. I have been trying all morning to connect it to my old laptop (running Windows 98) using Direct Cable Connection. The AthlonXP is the Host and the Laptop is the Guest. I can get both computers connected fine, BUT when I try to get the Laptop to view the AthlonXPs files it asks me for the name of the AthlonXP as well as a password. I type in the name of the PC (there is no password). I try clicking ok, but it tells me the passoword is incorrect. There is no passwords setup on the AthlonXP at all! Please help. Thanks.
 

Answer:Connecting a WindowsXP machine to a Windows98 machine via Direct Cable Connection

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have two laptops - one running Vista and one running XP. Both have IE 7 and Norton 360 installed. I've verified the settings for IE and Norton are the same on both machines.

On my Vista machine, which is my main computer, I cannot access certain sites, specifically www.dilbert.com and www.advantiscu.org. They appear to be loading, but never load. I've tried with both IE 7 and Firefox, but I get the same result. In addition, the daily Dilbert cartoon that I subscribe too is received in Outlook but the graphics do not display. The graphics are not visible in my Yahoo webmail either.

However, on my XP machine, everything works just fine...no problems.

Like I said, I've verified settings on both machines...I've even done a restore to a previous restore point...no help. I've reset my router, disabled Norton, etc...everything I can think of and nothing has worked.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Ron

Answer:Cannot Open Certain Sites in IE or Mozilla on Vista Machine - XP Machine works fine

Please see the responses to your thread in TSF Vista Support.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/micr...orks-fine.html

Please do not create duplicate threads in the future. Thank you.

This thread closed.

jcgriff2

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G'day all! (first post here!! :P)

Ok..so this is my situation:

I have a server...and i have installed a printer to it - the Canon LBP 3200 - the server is a 32bit machine running win7 pro...anyways...this printer does not have ANY 64bit drivers (which my main machine runs win7 ulti x64) so i am unable to install the printer on my main machine...

I was wondering, is there a way to share it from the server to the 64bit machine without installing any drivers?

Or is there a way to install 32bit drivers on a 64bit Machine?

Or can anyone find any 64 bit drivers/custom 64bit drivers?

:S

Thanx all!!

Answer:Sharing a printer from 32bit machine to 64bit machine without drivers.

ok so i tried this method: Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer.

Choose Add a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.

A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the \\computer name\printer name ie. My computer's name is basement and the printer name is EpsonSty so I typed in \\basement\epsonsty

But when i make my own port name it says access is denied... :S

any help?

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I recently got a 1.8GHz Celeron computer from a family member who bought a new computer, but they dropped it while bringing it over. When I started it up, it booted up pretty quickly. But when I'm actually in Windows, it runs as slowly as my old 1GHz machine and sometimes when opening things it has long delays. I thought it might just be Windows being old, so I did a clean install. But that didn't fix it. Now I think it might be one of the hard drives or my cd drives, since at the BIOS diagnostic screen it sometimes hangs at them. Other than scandisk, which didn't return anything, is there a way to find out where the bottleneck is occuring without having to spend money I don't have?
 

Answer:1.8ghz machine running as fast (slow) as a 1ghz machine

donkor said:

I recently got a 1.8GHz Celeron computer from a family member who bought a new computer, but they dropped it while bringing it over. When I started it up, it booted up pretty quickly. But when I'm actually in Windows, it runs as slowly as my old 1GHz machine and sometimes when opening things it has long delays. I thought it might just be Windows being old, so I did a clean install. But that didn't fix it. Now I think it might be one of the hard drives or my cd drives, since at the BIOS diagnostic screen it sometimes hangs at them. Other than scandisk, which didn't return anything, is there a way to find out where the bottleneck is occuring without having to spend money I don't have?Click to expand...

Well, it depends on which OS you have. If it's Vista or XP, then you may want to change the graphics settings so they're lower, because they consume memory.
 

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Can I copy the data of remote desktop to my Local machine. If No Why ?
Pls suggest.
 

Answer:Remotely Accessed Machine's Data can be Copied to Local Machine.

Click Start | Help and Support
Search on:
Cutting and pasting to and from a remote session
and
Accessing local files and folders in a remote session
 

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I don't get it, all was great. This morning I was copying and pasting a movie file from folder to folder and instead of 50 seconds I get 9 minutes. Plus while it's in the paste mode the machine slows up and task manager isn't responding
 

Answer:Solved: machine was fine but copying and pasting freezes the machine

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Im running Vista Ultimate x64 on my main computer which has a Dell 1710n laser printer and HP PSC2175 AIO Printer attached to it. I have tried sharing the printers out to my XP machine, it sees it but i keep getting an error message that it can't find the proper driver and to contact the system adminstrator. I have downloaded the XP drivers for the Dell 1710n and tried to manually install the driver when it asks on my XP computer but i keep getting the same message. What do i do to get this to work?
 

Answer:Problems sharing Printer on Vistax64 Machine to XP machine

You can't get either printer to work? Have you also tried manually downloading the XP drivers for the HP?
 

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I have a new Gateway Vista 64 machine for my office . The old HP Pavillion Pentium 4 with XP 32(?)is networked in other room Here's my setup:
Ethernet network with a new wireless Netgear router (yes,it has places to plug in the ethernet cords).
-HP Laserjet 1200 printer is plugged directly into the Vista 64 machine.
The XP Unit is on the network.
I can see and share files between the machines just fine but I get an error when choosing the networked printer in "add printer" when setting up XP unit.
(Print sharing is turned on on Vista Machine).
I choose the networked printer found on Gateway, it says that it will install drivers onto my machine to make things work, I click ok and it says that server for my printer has the wrong driver installed, would I like to find right driver? Clk yes. It looks for a VSFILE\XP but can't find it. It tells me to manually find the file but I can't find that file on HP site or any of my discs. I've uninstalled and reinstalled original drivers onto the XP machine (PCL6) and downloaded a Universal PCL5 printer file. None correct the problem. Vista automatically loaded the printer drivers when I turned on the power. It has a PCL5 file. The 1200 printer works fine when printing from Gateway machine. Vista will only let me use the drivers already installed in the machine. When I try to manually try to install drivers downloaded from HP for an XP on the the vista then it balks and says they were not created for an X6... Read more

Answer:Solved: XP machine can't print on networked Vista Machine

I ended up hiring someone to solve this mess. He just created local ports on each machine that directs the pre-downloaded, local driver, to the printers. Worked just fine. Start, Run, //"name of network" to see if printers can be seen on the network 1st.
 

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Hey Everyone,

Today, I rebooted my machine and did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. I installed all my apps etc and then tried to access onedrive and it gave me a sign in screen. I put in my correct information and it won't let me sign in at all. It gets stuck saying signing in. Any ideas?

Thank you very much!

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My problem seems to be the opposite of most people's - I added a Windows 7 laptop to my previously all-XP network without any trouble, simply enrolling the new machine in the existing Workgroup, and everything works fine.

Except for just one snag: from my XP machine I can see every single file on the Windows 7 machine, which raises privacy issues even within a family!

How do I stop this happening, and revert back to the situation I had before, where machines on the network could only see each other's shared folders?

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

Answer:How do I stop my XP machine seeing every file on networked Windows 7 machine?

Well, a rough and dirty security fix would be to make sure that "Password Protected Sharing" in the Network and Sharing Center is set to "On." That way the files will be safe but still visible.

Are you logging into w7 with a password?

Create an account below Administrator level with a password and use that.

Theoretically w7 should not allow a drive to be shared, so check all the folders that show the "Share" symbol and set the Share to "Not Shared".

Dave
 

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Ok, so here goes...Although I'm an avid viewer of many forums, I typically refrain from posting so please bear with me. 
 
First, I am extremely hoping that all of my problems can be resolved through Software tweaking and fixes, and secondly must let you all know that I have absolutely no idea wtf I am doing.  And Thirdly, have up until now had my technical issues resolved by my father or my significant other neither of which are viable to me, therefore I am coming here asking for assistance because I have been brought to my knees by a realm far beyond my own level of ascertained knowledge...
 
I do not know how much of my problems, or if any, are Malware, Adware, Spyware, &/or Virus related but appreciate all help and will repost in the appropriate sub-forums with pertinent information Just let me know what and where...currently I am unsure as to which that may be related to because of the plethora of ills befalling this machine...
 
I recently purchased a new computer from Newegg and received, what I thought at that point in time was, a faulty machine with some issues concerning the Internet components.  I took said machine to Best Buy to get looked over by Geek Squad...they confirmed my suspicions saying that the wireless components were faulty and that I should RMA the computer.... 
I did so and received another 'New' computer from said company.
The box had 2 storage stickers on it...not a new machine a... Read more

Answer:Rma'd Replacement Machine has more issues than the Initial Machine received...:(

Ok, let's see if there is malware..If you can run these.Everything is free.MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.TDSSKillerDownload TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.AdwCleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double click on AdwClea... Read more

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Hey Everyone,

Today, I rebooted my machine and did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. I installed all my apps etc and then tried to access onedrive and it gave me a sign in screen. I put in my correct information and it won't let me sign in at all. It gets stuck saying signing in. Any ideas?

Thank you very much!

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I am trying to help a friend get her new Win-7 machine set up. I used the printer set-up wizard to install a networked printer in the new machine with absolutely no problem. Proved it would print from that machine.

Now, I get a call informing me that her old XP machine, which had been printing to the network printer with no problems, will no longer print. Documents go into the print queue, but they don't get printed. No error messages show up. I did some messing around via remote access, and finally removed the printer with the intention of reinstalling it. Scanning for network printers turned up several redundant instances of the same printer with different names. Some are identified as "invalid" some a "access denied". Bottom line. I can't get any of the selections to install.

On the Win-7 machine I did find a window that indicated that the printer is designated as being shared, but I didn't explicitly set it for sharing when I installed it. Also, I somehow got to a window that told me that for printers that were to be shared with other versions of windows I could optionally install drivers to support such machines. Didn't have the driver disk handy and took the window down. Now I can't even find it again.

I need some help in sorting this all out. Part of the problem is that out there in "network land" there are redundant remnants of previous installations that are being remembered inappropriately. I'd really li... Read more

Answer:Installed network printer on W7 machine, now XP machine won't print to it

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Hi,
I am having trouble connecting from an XP (Home) desktop machine to a Win 7 (Home Premium) laptop to share files.
I have read and followed a lot of posts to no avail.
specifically I have followed the advice in "How to make Windows 7 work with older Windows versions for networking and file sharing"

- both machines are in the same workgroup
- there is no trouble going from Win 7 to the XP box
- on win 7 the network is defined as a 'Work' network
- firewalls are disabled on both boxes
- Advanced Network settings
- Network discovery in ON
- File and Printer Sharing is ON
- Public folder sharing is ON
- password protected sharing is OFF
- Allow Windows to manage Homegroup connections
- the shared folder in Win 7 says its shared (its not in the public tree)
- On folder Advanced setting decurity, 'Everyone' has been added 
- On folder Advanced setting sharing it says "People without a user account and password for this computer can access folders shared with everyone"

The XP box is using XP Home which can only use 'Simple File Sharing'.
On the XP box the win7 machine appears in the Network list under the workgroup.
If I click on the machine I get a login prompt!
Attempting to map a drive to the win7 box the same network is shown browsing to the win7 machine does not list any of the shares. (it also does not ask for a login)

Interestingly if I go back to the network and enter the userid / password then I can see the shares... Read more

Answer:XP machine can't see file shares from Win7 machine

From you r 1st post I noticed:
'Public folder sharing is ON
Password protected sharing is OFF'

That would need to be reversed or better yet just read this...

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itpronetworking/thread/8f21d25d-8189-48e7-8d7f-d6211ac63d31

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My old E-machine power supply died so I purchased a COMPAQ SR1834nx. There is room for additional drives. When I installed the drive from my old machine it wouldn't boot up. What do I need to do to install my old drive?
 

Answer:Installing 2nd hard drive from old machine into new machine

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From my XP machine I can ping the X61 Vista system but cannot see any shared drives. Vista system has no trouble seeing shared drives on the XP machine. Network discovery has been enabled. Any ideas appreciated.

Answer:X61 Vista machine drives not visible from XP machine.

Did you change the network to private network on Vista? Shared folder will not be visible under public network.

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My brother just built a Windows 7 machine, and we are trying to connect it to his old Windows XP Pro machine via crossover cable to transfer over his files, but nothing I have tried has worked. I have them both in the same workgroup, I have followed all the guides I have been able to find online, and I still can't get the machines to recognize one another. What do I need to do? If someone could give me a walkthrough, I'd really appreciate it. This is my first time using Windows 7, so I'm not familiar with anything.
 

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Greetings;

My wife works at a fitness club and they recently had to replace the office XP machine and purchased a new one with Vista, They had the two machince networked together before one at the front counter and the other in the office, I can not get the new Vista machine networked at all I have searched the internet looking for answers and have tried a few things but have had no success what so ever. Is there anyone willing to help or is there a step by step website that might have good information on this subject. I have the workgroups the same on each machine. I'm lost please help

Smitty
 

Answer:Network trouble Vista Machine To XP Machine

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I,m new to this development and deployment and am running into a strange problem. I developed an ACCESS db on a laptop. Everything seems ok, it works. I used the Package Wizard and created an installation package. When I installed it on another machine I am now getting errors in the deployment machine that I do not get in the development machine. I seems to be coding issues. Can't load data into field for example.

Why would I get these on the deployment machine and not the development machine? Am I unaware of some way to test the code in the deployment machine? Otherwise how do I solve the problem if I can't deplicate the error in the development machine where I can stop the code and see the problem. I feel like I am missing some trick or secret.

Thanks
 

Answer:Errors in deployment machine not in development machine

Once it is deployed you need to run the connection command on the client to connect to the back end database. Are you using SQL server or all Access for the back end?
 

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I have basically two questions.
1) does anyone know if Aloha Bob's PC Relocator Ultra can work with Vista?

2) Is anyone aware of anyproducts, preferably shareware or freeware that can migrate both data/settings and programs from Win98 to Vista Home Premium?

Thanks

Answer:Moving from a Win98 machine to a Vista Machine

I don't imagine there are any software apps with that feature - any of them new enough to work with Vista would likely not bother with Win98. Data won't be hard to migrate, but I don't imagine Win98 programs would work the same on Vista... You will probably have to reinstall the programs - if they are compatible. (My CD burning software, for example, was compatible with XP but caused the PC to not boot when I tried to install it on Vista) Settings are probably going to be a lot different on Vista vs. Win98...

Here are some links on the subject:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/d.../bb309393.aspx

http://technet2.microsoft.com/Window....mspx?mfr=true

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Here's a strange issue--at least I think it's strange. I have an old application that I've had since I had Win XP. I'm not sure but I think I had it even on Win 98. Even though it's an old app I was able to install and run in on Vista and Windows 7. I now have the pre-release Win 8 installed on VMware Player and I was wondering if it would run in Win 8. So I opened Win 8 and put in the CD, clicked on the setup.exe file and it installed--or so it seemed. It always installed a short cut on my desk top before. So I looked and didn't see it. It was supposed to have installed in a particular folder, but I couldn't find it. I then installed it again and chose to put a short cut on the desk top. But, it wasn't there. The bottom line is that even though I had Win 8 open in the guest, I discovered that it actually instaledl on Win 7--on the host machine even though I installed it while the guest machine was open. Has anyone seen anything like that before? I suppose it happened because it was such an old app.

Answer:App installed on host machine while in guest machine

When you put the cd into your drive, it fired the autoplay on your host machine and not within your Windows 8 VM. It installed on your Windows 7 host machine. If you had been in the VM, and launched the setup from within the VM, it would not have installed on your host machine. PERIOD.

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We have a few windows machines in the home group. I just started using lubuntu and want to have in the network so we can share the files. The windows machines show up , but not the lubuntu. How do I find it?
 

Answer:how do access a linux machine from a windows machine

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Hi.

I have a network problem. My windows 7 machine is not detecting win xp machine whereas win xp machine is detecting win 7 machine.
They are in the same workgroup named Home. And the networking system is set to work. I have left the homegroup I was previously in. I enabled file sharing for devices that use 40 bit and 50 bit encryption.
On XP I have enabled NetBios over TCP/IP.
File sharing is enabled on both computers.
I think it's something obvious as both instalations on different computers are really fresh and both windows haven't been tampered with.

Thank you for your assistance.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 machine does not detect win xp machine

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imediately after clicking on shutdown with an update ready to install, on shutting down, i got the blue screen, machine-check-exception, uncorrectable hardware error, technical information ***stop:0x00000124 (0x00000000, 0x81FD6028, 0xB6200047, 0x0102010A) or***stop:0x0000009C (0x00000003, 0x8196AF0D, 0xB6200007, 0x0002010A

Answer:machine-check-exception on vista 32 machine

It would appear the 0x0000124 is related to the PCI Express Bus, ie Graphics card Driver or Chipset Software, possibly BIOS conflict.Therefore I would update drivers:a) Chipset Softwareb) PCIe Graphics Card Driver if you have a Graphics Card

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Have a crashed Win10 machine. Tried to "reset" it with a downloaded iso, but this didn't work--maybe the iso was NG.
Anyway, now it won't boot at all. This machine was upgraded from Win 8.1 and I have no paid install disk for it.
However, I do know the correct Windows key for the system that crashed. Can I use a paid install disk that I installed on another system, and put in the key code for the crashed system in order to get it back up and running?

Thanx for all assistance--doug

Answer:Use paid install disk on another machine with the other machine's key

You can download windows 10 setup media > https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/techbench
When asked for product key - just skip that page..

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Hi,
I've checked here and on a couple of other places; many people seem to have similar problems but not similar enough that I've been able to solve it.

I have a HOME workgroup on my Vista machine that is connected to the printer I want to share. I have made HOME the workgroup on my W7 laptop. The Vista machine is able to access folders on the W7 and the W7 "sees" the Vista machine... the network map on W7 shows a "dotted" line from W7 - Vista but when I try to connect from W7 to Vista it will not accept a logon. I have tried using my normal Vista machine User Name and password and even tried creating a new one just for this connection but Windows Security always says "Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password".

One of the other sites suggested that Client for Microsoft Networks needed to be installed on the W7 laptop but when I checked the properties for the W7 NIC there was no Install option... does W7 need Client for Microsoft Networks?

All settings on the Vista Sharing and Discovery are on.

TIA

Answer:Windows 7 machine cannot connect to Vista machine

I finally figured out that it was Vista machine firewall (AT&T Internet Security Suite by MacAfee) that was blocking the W7 machine from accessing the Vista machine.

After I checked the box in Port and System Services to allow RDP access, I was able to access both the Vista computer and its attached printer from the W7 machine.

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I can copy and paste only text and screenshots.

Answer:RDP: 10 Local Machine - XP Remote Machine Problem

Are both rdp same version or you will have problems update rdp

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Have a crashed Win10 machine. Tried to "reset" it with a downloaded iso, but this didn't work--maybe the iso was NG.
Anyway, now it won't boot at all. This machine was upgraded from Win 8.1 and I have no paid install disk for it.
However, I do know the correct Windows key for the system that crashed. Can I use a paid install disk that I installed on another system, and put in the key code for the crashed system in order to get it back up and running?

Thanx for all assistance--doug

Answer:Use paid install disk on another machine with the other machine's key

You can download windows 10 setup media > https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/techbench
When asked for product key - just skip that page..

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Hi all, I need to do the following: I have a driver installed in one machine (Sdo Sensor V2 version 10.0.10240.16384, Microsoft) that I need to install in another machine. Is there a way to extract the driver from machine 1 and install it in machine 2? I know that there are 3rd party tools that do this, any recommendation? Thanks
P.D.:The reason I want to do this is that I can't find these drivers anywhere on the web, not even in Dell's Support site

Answer:Extract driver from machine 1 and install it in machine 2?

on machine 1

Make a D:\DRIVERS folder

from cmd prompt type..

Dism /online /Export-Driver /Destination:D:\Drivers

on machine 2
point device manager to the D:\drivers folder to load the drver

change BOLD text to suit your needs

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So yeah I just got my xp machine up and running and I decided to try and set up file and printer sharing however once I installed it in xp I accidently uninstalled it and now I can't seem to reinstall it. If someone could walk me through the steps on how to fix this I would really appreciate it
 
So after screwing around with a few things and like I said before accidently uninstalled microsoft file and printer sharing from the network apdater it seems I am missing the server service.

Answer:How do I share files between my xp machine and my windows 7 machine?

http://compnetworking.about.com/cs/windowsnetworkin1/ht/client4msnet.htmDo similarly for file and printer sharing.Oh and why 2 threads?

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Situation: Win 8 Lenovo laptop is borked - necessitating reinstalling the OS - decided to ditch Win 8 (hatedit) to go with something that works, i.e. Win 7 Pro. The laptop uses UEFI.

Steps, as I understand them: please correct any errors.

Having removed laptop HDD and confirmed it is working and wiped it using my desktop, reinstalled.

Connect USB media into Desktop and format it for FAT32,
Copy Win 7 Pro 64 disk onto USB
Insert USB into laptop, boot and install from USB

Anything I am missing?
 

Answer:Installing Win 7 Pro onto a UEFI Machine (formerly Win 8 machine) - Check me, pls.

Download the Windows USB tool here.

This will load the iso of win7 to a usb pen and make it bootable for the installation.
 

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I am building a new office machine which I would like to stick windows 7 onto. I also have an old Dell which came with windows XP on it. Can I use the XP key from that in order to use the windows 7 upgrade version?
 

Answer:Upgrade from old Dell XP machine to new Windows 7 Machine

You cannot use the key with the upgrade. You have to actually allow 7 to see the XP installation first. Then you do a custom install (clean). Just finally upgraded myself.
There are soem other work arounds for this. Just google it.
 

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Hi,

I've searched and can't seem to find an answer for this: is it possible to move a virtual machine in Oracle's VirtualBox to a physical machine?

Thanks

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Hey all, I just got an awesomely unexpected birthday present of a new emachine T2862 that has XP on it, saving me from having to scrape up the dough to replace my 5-year-old CompUSA Home Series refurb-p.o.s. Although I think I remember reading somewhere that emachines were not that good, but I believe it should at least be an improvement over the old one, being 5 times faster and with 5 times bigger hard drive! Expecially considering I'm just about broke financially.

I haven't even opened the box yet, I want to do my homework first on what I need to do... I want to transfer a lot of files from my old computer to the new one. From what I've been reading here, it seems like my best bet is to get some kind of transfer cable -- exactly what kind, where can I get one, and about what will it cost? I've never hooked up 2 computers to each other before, and I don't know what's involved... if it helps, this old thing is running Windows 98, and what I want to transfer is:

1) my music - mostly copied off of CDs and stored in windows media player playlists, I don't want to have to re-copy them b/c the reason I copied them to the computer is some of the CDs had been played so much they were getting warped/scratched etc, besides it's time-consuming - I know copying from one computer to the other doesn't save much time, but it would save me from having to keep sticking in the next CD, doing the copy, and then having to re-type in the library i... Read more

Answer:Solved: cable transfer from 98 machine to new XP machine

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Any advice on how to do this? I have file sharing enabled on both computers. When I view computers and devices from my vista machine, I see my XP machine, but it is showing up as a media device. When I click on it, windows media player opens. It doesn't seem like it should do this since I am sharing more than just media files. In windows media player i get the error, "Before you can access files in this library, you first must have access to this library".

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I have an old computer with 2 drives running on it, the C is a little wonky and only starts with XP cd installed under R support to get a C: in DOS. Can I use a printer cable to hook these 2 machines together to get a few files off the D: drive on the old machine from an XP machine? A network cable does not seem to work, I can't see the old machine in the DOS prompt.
Thanks for any help or pointers, and am not sure which forum was correct for this question.

Answer:[SOLVED] Copying data from one machine to an XP machine

hi shamal,

have you tried BARTPE? create an XP live CD using the bart pe builder and you can boot from CD drive of the machine where your wonky hard drive is. from there you can access your C: drive and copy your files on to another computer on the network or on to a USB device.

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A friend of mine with an XP machine is unable to see evidence of a mouse being installed. When he boots the XP machine, the sign on text is there but he cannot get there without a mouse.Thinking that his existing mouse might be bad, he purchased another wireless mouse.That did not work either (no evidence of a mouse attached). He then attached a WIRED mouse, same symptoms.What now? How about shortcut keys? I've heard of them but never used them.William Lockie

Answer:no indication of mouse on xp machine

A List Of Windows XP Shortcut Keys - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301583

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My mouse freezes when the computer is starting up when it gets to the screen w/ my name/password..it freezes and I cannot click on it to start. Any idea what is wrong w/ my computer? I also have started it in Safe Mode and it will not run thru w/ that either. :(Thanks!

Answer:E-Machine - Mouse problems :)

Does your mouse work afterwards (when logged in) ?Just use your TAB key to switch to the fields ...

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Okay, so I've got a Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5200 running Win 7 Home premium 64bit.

Initially when attempting to boot up it was giving the black screen with 0xc00000e9. I'm not even sure what I did to get rid of that, but all attempts to boot the machine failed either giving that black screen or a flashing cursor. Anyway, that is now 'resolved' I don't know but it isn't happening anymore.

Now it goes through the "windows loading files" then the windows logo, which then turns to a black screen revealing the mouse cursor then the blue circle, which then goes away and just sits there black screen mouse cursor. There is control of the mouse cursor.
There apparently is no recovery partition on the disk as when I hold the 0 key down on boot up it just beeps at me and continues with what it was doing. Attempts at running in safe mode (in all 3 variations), and all the other (including the low res startup) result in the black screen with the mouse cursor...

I did create a 'recovery disk' on my HP Win 7 64-bit and it booted up to a command prompt screen see attached picture...
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PLEASE HELP...call me an idiot and tell me you need more info, whatever I just need to get this up and running PLZ!!!

Answer:Win 7 won't boot (black screen) w/ mouse

Okay, so when I closed the cmd window the following came up and just sat here like this, notice the little blue circle spinning and spinning I guess that's better than the hour glass? IDK still angers me that I can't figure this out...HELP!!
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Hi Everyone!

Im not so smart about computers so please try to explain it to me in the least complicared way, When ever i start up windows it get threw the Windows boot screen then whens it suppose to come to the logon screen i see only black for no matter how long i leave it on!, i can still move the mouse, and thats all that happens i have a operating system cd, and if i got to repair windows what config do i type??

Thanks Please help i have really important stuff, Including a project for school i've been working on for 2 weeks please Help! Thanks
 

Answer:Windows get black screen after boot screen and mouse is there????

Anyone??
 

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it seems that the computer fails to boot somehow, the welcome screen shows up as usual, then stays there for a long time, then the screen turns black (not turned off, just back).

I am using two screens, and I can move the mouse from one screen to the other with no problem, Its like it started up as normal, except but the desktop and windows explorer did not start at all (at least thats how it looks like)

I read somewhere else from a guy with a similar problem

link to that forum page: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...me-screen.html

but I have tried to plan a check on c: (like described on the other forum page), it went well, but it gave me no results

also tried to boot from a windows 7 ultimate disk both on 32-bit and 64-bit, but it did not help

and lastly, when I start it up again, it gave me an option to scan the machine and repair it automatically, and that to failed.

I'm out of options here

Answer:fail to boot, welcome screen followed by black screen W/ mouse

One of the Forum experts prepared this troubleshooting tutorial for failure to start issues. Try doing each step in the order given rather than jumping around because each step builds on the previous step(s). The tutorial is time consuming but has helped many.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

If still having problems he also prepared this general troubleshooting tutorial.

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

And if all else fails you can do a clean install. The first tutorial is if you have a self built machine and the second if you have a factory installed operating system.

Clean Install Windows 7

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I got a free 486DX4 machine and want to play around with it. However it is so old that it obviously doesn't have USB, but it doesn't have PS/2 either. What kind of mouse+keyboard do I use and are they expensive?
 

Answer:Need keyboard + mouse for 486DX4 machine

The keyboard jack on the computer is most likely a about a half inch diameter DIN jack with 5 contacts. It may be easier to find a plug adapter for a keyboard with a PS/2 6 contact min-DIN plug than a keyboard with the correct plug.

You can read about the keyboard connectors through the ages here:
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/PC+keyboards

One possible source of an adapter is here:
http://www.esmo.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1191

The computer most likely used male 9 pin D-Sub socket for an RS-232 connection for the mouse. Here is some information on possible sources for adapting a mouse with a PS/2 6 contact min-DIN plug to a serial port:
http://www.google.com/products/cata...a=X&ei=v7JiT6TpCqGQ2gXYnN3UCQ&ved=0CF0Q8wIwAA
 

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i powered up this machine, and it won't even recognize the keyboard and mouse. can't use them at all. the machine is running widows XP.

any suggestions.

thanks in advance
 

Answer:machine won't recognize mouse/keyboard

New computer? PS2 mouse and keyboard? Are they plugged into the right ports? You can try the keyboard by itself and see if it will work. Try going into the computers bios with the keyboard and see if you can move around the different screens. If the mouse and keyboard are both PS2 then the ports could be blown. Some motherboards had the votage used on PS2 ports fused.
 

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Even after a ISO rebuild at Win 1511, pre- Anniversary it won't respond to a mouse or keyboard.

I have to shut it and re-start.
 

Answer:USB Keyboard or mouse won't wake machine

Open your Control Panel and double click the mouse icon.

When the mouse properties dialogue opens select the hardware tab and then click the properties button.

Click the "Change Settings" and select the "Power Management" tab

Make sure "Allow this device to wake computer" is selected.

There should be a similar setting under the "Keyboard" option in the control panel.
 

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I've got a brand new computer running windows XP, the mouse will not work or any other mice, and the keyboard has only a few keys operating. Other keyboards seem to have a similar issue.
Tried different usb ports, same issue.

The major issue is that I can't type the registration # to boot windows, which makes me wonder how I can even get into the system to potentially fix the issue.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Keyboard and mouse not working on new machine

If its brand new from a shop, take it back.
 

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Hello folks,

I am trying to figure out how to stop the mouse from waking up the machine. I checked mouse power management and the option 'Allow this device to wake up the computer' is not checked. Screenshot below. Still the mouse wakes up the laptop. How do I fix this? Thanks in advance.

Answer:How to stop the mouse waking up the machine?

Hello crackhammer,

It may be USB waking the PC instead.

You can use the tutorial below to see the wake source.

Wake Source - See in Windows 10

You can use the tutorial below to see a list of devices able to wake the PC, and disable the one responsible based on the wake source.

Devices - Allow or Prevent to Wake Computer in Windows 10

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Please Help Me...I have a HP SlimLine DeskTop w/OEM Vista (Basic). It's about 3 years old or so (sorry that is all the details I have right now - I am posting this from work). My husband was using the computer Saturday but kept getting a bunch on internet explorer errors (common for us - we have Time Warner Cable). No big deal - he shut it down. Sunday I try to boot it up. Get to my desktop, everything seems fine - then screen gets all pixelated/mosaic looking. No Mouse. I shut it down, start it up again. This time I get to the blue screen that asks start normal, safe, etc. But the screen again goes weird. No mouse. Shut down, start it again - this time it goes to some kind of "Start-Up Repair" but then goes to a black screen & does nothing. So I shut it off again. I give up at this point & just leave it off until yesterday. I go to boot it up - green lights flicker across keyboard then go off, green light on tower flickers then goes out. Screen remains black. No keyboard, no mouse, no beeps, nothing, but I can hear the fan running. It's like it's trying to boot up but not making it very far. I haven't opened it up yet - I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to hardware. Does anyone have any idea what the problem is or what I should do. I don't have any recovery discs or anything - but I don't even know if that would work anyway. Before this happenned there were no updates/virus. Please help - I'm lost. Thank you in advance.

Answer:Won't Boot, Black Screen, No Mouse/KeyBoard

Might be a BSOD,follow these instructions
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions


You can try this to be able to boot
Create a Recovery Disc

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after I just installed windows 7 and rebooted after installed  updates  and drivers, I get a black screen with the mouse cursor working, but nothing happens.  I cant get past this, after ´starting windows´icon, the black screen comes up with the mouse and nothing is responding. I have tried everything, F10 and system restore and CMD and boot repair and removing battery, and safe mode does not work either, and I tried to connect another monitor but the screen shows the same black screen with the mouse cursor at every boot I try .I am not able to enter bios. I press F2 but no bios, and pressing F12 does not work either. And pressing alt+ F10 only gives : /NOEXECUTE=OPTION, and some texts. I cant boot from the windows disk either since I cant choose boot options.There is nothing wrong with the hardware for sure. I just have a black screen with the mouse cursor, I have tried everything, all sorts of command lines in CMD, nothing gets me back to windows.I have tried to get it to boot up to CD drive so I can reinstall, but as I said, cant go to bios or  F12 or ALT+f10, and I dont have backup, just istalled windows 7 and all was well, windows update for drivers, reboot then boom, this happens and I been stuck for days now. has to be an update that made this happen. can anyone pease help me ?    acer aspire V5-531 series.   

Answer:Black screen with mouse cursor after boot

Hello johnquinn,
 
You should read this topic (Chigers): black screen - flash bios V5-571
You have the same setup bios utility (V5-531 or V5-571): Phoenix SecureCore Tiano BIOS
 
To summarize:
1- Download the bios file on the acer support website
2- If it's necessary (Windows version), extract the self-extratible file (*.exe) contained in the zip
    file with 7-zip
3- Format an USB flash drive to FAT or FAT32
4- Copy all files on this one (contained in the Dos or Windows(#2) folder)
5- Follow the instructions of Chigers to recorver the bios

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My laptop is stuck at the boot screen with a black screen and the mouse cursor on there. I cant get into task manager, safe mode still has the same problem and i have tried booting from the Vista CD to do a repair but it comes up 'windows is loading files' and then just goes to the black screen with the mouse cursor again!

Answer:Black screen with mouse cursor on boot

Hello ToonArmy,

You might be able to do a factory recovery of Vista. If your not sure of how to do a factory recovery, then post back with what brand is your laptop and I'll be happy to see if I can wrangle up some instructions from your laptop manufacturer's website for you.

Shawn

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I've been having startup problems with Vista recently so I thought it would be a good idea to reinstall this. The first time I tried from the desktop choosing a clean installation as I do not wish to keep any files, it all went fine except when finished all i was left with was a black screen and a mouse pointer, which didn't respond to anything, not ctrl+alt+del not pressing shift 5 times, nothing, just a black screen just after it had finished "completing installation..". I'm unable to start it up at all, so I've booted from the DVD and tried reinstalling it but have the same problem, i've formatted it and installed it, i've tried starting in safe mode. i've tried the repairing option but nothing works, i really don't know what to do. I don't think it's do with the hardware or anything. If I install the full Windows 7 OS will that work? Because if so I'd definitely take that choice. PLEASE HELP

Also I'm not sure if this of any significance but it never asks me for the key, doesn't seem to need to, I assume because it had Vista pre-installed when I got the laptop, thanks in advance for any help
 

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I am posting to this forum because I saw some other posts of the same problem. I am not sure what the cause is, but I am hoping someone can help me.
 
The problem is when I try to boot up my computer, it enters the Win 7 start up screen, shows the Win 7 logo and then goes to a black screen with an over-sized mouse arrow. I can move the arrow around on the screen (low res) but that is all I can do. There is disk activity for a while, then that stops and I need to power off the machine.
 

From the Windows boot menu I can go to F8 and run any of the options. However, all Safe modes and Normal boot mode go to the same black screen with mouse pointer. I cannot go to a restore point (says it cannot find any). Repair computer will bring up the Win 7 repair options menu, but none of the options fixes the issue. All my hard drives seem to be fine. I ran chkdsk on all of them.

 
I have a triple boot system:
  1) After Bios, Grub loader starts to choose Windows or Linux. If no choice made, auto-chooses Windows.
  2) In Windows boot, choice is between Win 7 or WinXP. If no choice is made, auto-chooses Win 7.

 
My problems started when my video card (NVidia GTX570) apparently failed while I was loading some updates to a few programs. I started getting BSOD with error code 0x490 (unspecified changes to system configuration) and a crash in nvlddmkm.sys (stop code:0x116). I replaced the video board with an older video board (NVidia 8800 GTS) and am now ... Read more

Answer:Win 7 boot goes to black screen with mouse pointer

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This worked for my post boot black screen (no cursor) issue. It's a workaround rather than a fix but I think we're dependant on Intel releasing an upgraded driver to fix the issue properly.
My Asus X53E laptop is using the i7 2670QM CPU with integrated Intel Graphics HD 3000 CPU.
After boot up allow 30 seconds or so for the machine to boot to login screen (although the screen will appear blank). When disk activity lessens put the machine to sleep (on my laptop: Fn + F1). Once machine power led goes off, switch the machine back on. It should wake up with the display on.

Answer:Black screen (no mouse) after boot workaround

Hey, I don't know if this will fix your issue but it fixed mine. Check your BIOS, and update it! My issue was not a driver issue but actually a BIOS issue all along. I spent ages trying to replace the drivers when that was not the problem. As it turns out, my BIOS version was dated at 2011, checking the intel website for a BIOS update for my laptop and installing it solved this issue. Check your BIOS. I hope this helps. :P

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Hello all
I've been having this problem since I installed Vista 64 a couple of weeks ago. After the status bar finishes during boot, I get a 20 second black screen with mouse pointer, then the windows logo and everything is normal. After trying everything I could think of I found a post on guru3d.com that suggested it was my Logitech G15 keyboard. I did the fix and the problem is cleared. Just figured I'd pass it along. The grammar isn't perfect but I left it original. this might work on other USB keyboards as well.

Quote:
This is for people with a logitech g15 keyboard and windows vista. People with this keyboard will have a long delayed black screen just before entering windows. I have a found a fix for this it is very simple to fix, and you will now notice no delay in the transition between windows loading and windows desktop screen.

First open Device Manager, then goto View and change it to Devices by Connection. Then follow the tabs from x32/x64 PC to PCI Buss then in One of your USB Host Controllers will a tab called Generic USB Hub then goto into USB Human Interface Device, there should be two items inside there HID Keyboard, HID complaint, you need to right click on the HID Keyboard Device and Update Driver software, click Browse your computer then Let me Pick then pick HID-complaint Device then you should have two HID-complaint Device in that tab and now its done, restart and notice the difference. hope this helps

Answer:Black Screen with mouse pointer during boot

Hi Hamltnblue, welcome to the board.

Thanks for sharing. However, it must have been my bad cold that I got a head ache trying to follow your instruction and failed.

Thanks anyway.

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Hello!
It seems Win8.1 doesn't like my old graphic card drivers like Win8 did.
In many cases when turn on my machine it boots to desktop but it doesn't show it - it just shows my mouse cursor and pure black background. When i click the power button tho, the desktop pops up for a second then the shutting down screen appears. After few reboots i finally managed to get to the desktop and use my computer (chances are 1:5 reboots lol).

I followed some tutorials i found on the internetz , explaining how sometimes ATI and NET framework 3.5 doesn't work together - this is not the case 'cause i tried following this tutorial to uninstall , clean and reinstall the latest drivers available for my crappy videocard + NET framework. Didn't worked...

I noticed something interesting while booting to Windows.
IF there will be black screen with cursor - the boot time takes 1-2 seconds, IF everything will be alright - the boot process will take about 25 seconds. (just thought i should tell you this as well)

And finally here's my configuration:
Pentium 4 , 3.2GHz
ATI Radeon X550
2GB DDR2 RAM

I'll be grateful if someone helps me solve this problem. Thanks in advance!
Note: PLEASE save your comments that i need a new PC. I know that!

Answer:Can not boot to desktop / Black screen with mouse

Originally Posted by psydex


Hello!

Note: PLEASE save your comments that i need a new PC. I know that!



lol, most of us need one ,ones who comment already got there ,
any chance you motherboard has an on board video device you could try using instead of the ATI Radeon video card

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Hello,I have a M55 with Vista and when i boot i have black screen and active mouse.The desktop can't appear. The same problem with in recovered mode.Thanks for your helppaul

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after I just installed windows 7 and rebooted after installed  updates  and drivers, I get a black screen with the mouse cursor working, but nothing happens.  I cant get past this, after ´starting windows´icon, the black screen comes up with the mouse and nothing is responding. I have tried everything, F10 and system restore and CMD and boot repair and removing battery, and safe mode does not work either, and I tried to connect another monitor but the screen shows the same black screen with the mouse cursor at every boot I try .I am not able to enter bios. I press F2 but no bios, and pressing F12 does not work either. And pressing alt+ F10 only gives : /NOEXECUTE=OPTION, and some texts. I cant boot from the windows disk either since I cant choose boot options.There is nothing wrong with the hardware for sure. I just have a black screen with the mouse cursor, I have tried everything, all sorts of command lines in CMD, nothing gets me back to windows.I have tried to get it to boot up to CD drive so I can reinstall, but as I said, cant go to bios or  F12 or ALT+f10, and I dont have backup, just istalled windows 7 and all was well, windows update for drivers, reboot then boom, this happens and I been stuck for days now. has to be an update that made this happen. can anyone pease help me ?    acer aspire V5-531 series.   

Answer:Black screen with mouse cursor after boot

Hello johnquinn,
 
You should read this topic (Chigers): black screen - flash bios V5-571
You have the same setup bios utility (V5-531 or V5-571): Phoenix SecureCore Tiano BIOS
 
To summarize:
1- Download the bios file on the acer support website
2- If it's necessary (Windows version), extract the self-extratible file (*.exe) contained in the zip
    file with 7-zip
3- Format an USB flash drive to FAT or FAT32
4- Copy all files on this one (contained in the Dos or Windows(#2) folder)
5- Follow the instructions of Chigers to recorver the bios

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wHEN i BOOT UP i CAN SEE ALL THE OPERATION. WHEN i SHOULD GET A DESKTOP ALL i SEE IS THE CURSOR WHICH i CAN MOVE. tHE SCREEN IS bLACK. WHAT'S UP?

Answer:Black Screen At Boot But Have A Mouse Cursor

I think you can bring up the task manager (ctrl+alt+del).

The problem is that your explorer.exe is corrupted or does not get loaded. If you don't see explorer.exe in task manager, run it from File->new task->then type explorer.exe
But you have to make sure that explorer.exe loads every time. To do it,
copy the I386 folder from windows setup cd to you HDD.

while windows is booting, press F8 key and ADVANCED start up option will appear.
select SAFE MODE WITH COMMAND PROMPT.

navigate to your windows directory.
then rename explorer.exe to explorer.bak or something.
Now go to the i386 directory.

use this command :

expand Explorer.ex_ x:\windows
// where 'x' is your drive letter where windows is installed.

now restart your PC and check the result.



But if you already see explorer.exe running. right click and 'end task' it. and then run the process afresh. This should be a temporary soln. After that do this,
From task manager,

click file then run and type MSCONFIG

On ther general tab

click Selecticve start up

uncheck the following: process system
process win
load startup items

then click on the services tab,

click on the HIDE all mircosoft services)located on the bottom. then uncheck all the boxes that remain.

restart your computer. everything should be ok, but 1 last step.

insert your xp disk and do a clean boot. clcik install , when it goes to install make sure it says UPDATE(recomended) or you will lose all your fil... Read more

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Hey all,
Been a long time, but I'm back with the weird questions again.
Ok, Last week i got a notification that there was an update from MS.
Glanced at it, was MS's anti malware or whatever..clicked ok, (this will teach me to pay more attention) it did its thing...
Ok, turn comp. off for the night, next day turned it back on, and POST, and Splash screen..and ....nothing. Black screen with a mouse pointer and thats it.
Its not the video card since i saw the post and splash.
so i restart, safe mode will work right?! nope, Black screen again, only it says safe mode in all four corners and WinxP service pack 2 at the top...

Any clues?

Running Win xp Pro
SP2 all updates
2 gb ram.
300gb hd.
help me please, i need my baby back!
 

Answer:Black Screen w/ Mouse pointer after boot

Have you tried using F8 and booting into "Last known good configuration"? You might look at this link too: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324764/en-us It has to do with the XP video/AGP services that 'talk' to the video drivers. You can also try to reload WinXP 'over the top' of itself (a safe reload)....

hd2k
 

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I've seen other people report this problem on other sites, but the threads seem to just dead end, and searching on this site keeps throwing an error for me.

I recently installed Win7 (build 7100) on my old Dell XPS 400. At first, it ran fine. A few weeks or months later, however, it just stopped booting properly. Specifically: it reports that it did not shut down cleanly, and gives me the various safe mode boot options. No matter which I choose, I get the Windows 7 startup screen (with the four fireflies combining into the logo), and then a black screen in which only the mouse works. I've left it up for hours like that, with no change.

I've tried booting from the Win7 CD I made, but there are no system restore points, and the repair feature is unable to fix the problem. (I've also tried UltimateBootCD, but I can't seem to find a way to format the partition I have Win7 on, which means I can't reinstall Win7 there from the CD.)

It may have shut down badly, indeed, but I don't remember. (I do have power outages on rare occasions.)

Win7 is installed on its own HD partition, about 30GB in size.

I do browse the web on this computer (Firefox or Chrome, if it matters).

Answer:Boot to black screen; only mouse works

Download Killdisk and use that to format the HDD that Windows 7 is on. Burn the ISO image using Imgburn to burn it to a CD or DVD.

Then you should be able to install Windows 7 again normally. I hope you aren't trying to install the drivers from Dell as they are probably not support for Windows 7 yet.

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ok... this happened the first time a few days ago, I booted up like normal, clicked on my user name to log in, came back 5 minutes later with my coffee.. black screen with mouse pointer.

so, ok.. I hold down the power button, and do a complete shutdown.

I reboot normally and hello desktop.

now, today, I boot, click on my user name, come back with my coffee.. black screen with mouse pointer. so... I try something different, I drop it into standby by closing the laptop's lid, wait till I've got the blinking front power light that says 'standby', then open it, click my user to unlock, and desktop.

I've researched this on the net and the causes run the gamut, I can confirm no driver, hardware or software changes have been done since last month when I updated adobe flash.

I have run multiple antivirus scans, spyware scans, and subjected the machine to a complete scan with malware bytes, all results come up clean.

I'm confused here as to whats going on...

Answer:boot to black screen with mouse pointer

Go to search by the start button
type event viewer
go to adminsitrative and look for errors about that time.
To me sounds like it might be the graphics card/driver

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I have a Dell Dimension 3000 desktop w/ Windows XP Home Edition. After I turn on the PC I see and hear it POST, then the Windows XP splash screen, then it hangs at a black screen with mouse pointer cursor. The cursor moves with the mouse movement. It will stay like this and not progress.
This is what I have tried:
1. Tried another known good video card.
2. Re-seated RAM
3. CHKDSK /R
4 Booted off XP Home CD, Repair Install (Not R to Recovery Console)
After files were removed and files copied the PC rebooted, Windows XP splash, then the black screen again.
5. FIXBOOT
6. FIXMBR


I think my next step would be to slave the disk and copy all important data off of it. Then remove the partition, create a new partition, format and install XP fresh.

Unless there is another way to fix this? What would cause this?

Andy

Answer:Boot to black screen w/ mouse cursor

Hi, something to try ...

Boot into System Setup (F2). Locate the Maintenance option and CMOS Defaults to restore the computer's factory-installed default settings.

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My Lenovo 64bit Laptop has suddenly decided to give me the deathly black screen after I log in and deny me access to my homepage. All I can see is my white mouse. I normally run thru Explorer.
 
I can access Safe Mode and System Recovery Options, I have tried all those selections including Last Known Good Configuration, System Restore, StartUp Repair, nothing is working...
 
I am not computer savvy so I would appreciate your help!

Answer:Windows 7 Black Screen with Mouse Virus

Sorry you were lost, I have asked another to look here.

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Please help me.I have a vista ultimate powered PC.For one funny reason I have noticed that the system just habitually freezes and will not let the mouse move.Some time it frees up the mouse or it requires a total restart before we can move the mouse again.What could be the cause of this? Though I am suspecting that it could be due to a new window update or the ASUS motherboard.Please guys can you crack this for me.CPU-2.8ghz,ram-4gb,480gb hdd.I have an ASUS PCie 256gb vga.

Answer:Mouse Freezes on Vista Ultimate machine

Hi pcfreeze!!

Welcome to the TSF



I'm bhahar. I'll try guide you here

Well, can you try to reconfirm the issue. Is the system really hangs, or just your mouse lost respond to the computer. Try to see the clock on the system, whether it is still moving when the mouse is stuck, it might give you clue on this

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Machine:e machine model T2341
O.S. : Win XP home
Processor:AMD athlon xp 2300+


The machine was left on and online overnite.This morning there was nothing.Investigating found the power supply to have failed,due to whatever
(there was a cappy disloged and loose in the P.S. box).I replaced the power supply with one out of a old comp.(I know I'm not alone with my own comp junkyard on site)It's part #Compaq 124848-001.Anywho when I went to boot everything was fine......until OS welcome screen.Thats when I learned the keyboard and mouse didn't load. Tried several (mice?) and only have the one keyboard(I'm typing on a laptop).The (mice?)have all worked on the laptop.
I should mention that when the comp. is off the k.b. scroll lock lite flashes and the USB opt.mouse lite remains lit. Please help as I need my comp. and cant afford major repairs,Major Geek repairs have been my only source and I would like to thank each and every one of yall for the the best site bar none.I've shopped other sites(no dis-loyalty intended)& yous guys are tops.
 

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I have a Pavilion I bought back in 2013 and this problem has persisted and I have decided finally to try to find out if there is a fix. I leave it on when I am not at home because I have it connected to a Lacrosse weather station and it records at 10 min intervals. I will sometimes come home or even wake up in the morning to find the mouse cursor gone funny, looking sort of like a ladder or thermometer. As you move around to window corners, sides, tops and bottoms, it changes to other funny looking shapes. Once I start using the machine under this condition it is a matter of time before the machine freezes. Restarting it normally takes two tries as the first one does not take and of course I need to hold the power button to shut it down since it is frozen. Restarting it brings up the screen offering choices of normal, safe mode, etc. Normal works fine. If I find the machine in this state and very quickly use the start menu to restart it, it will shut down but not restart. The blue light is on at the top of the machine but screen is dead. Then I can hold the power button to shut it down completely and start it cold and all is well. I am running Win 7 home premium 64 bit. Any suggestions? Takeing this to a repair shop does not seem to be an option as the problem is extremely intermittent. Thanks in advance for any help. Charles

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this e-machine had a fuzzy monitor so i replaced the monitor and after doing so i now have no picture no keyboard use and the mouse does not work. i cannot imagine how changing a monitor could do so much damage! if anyone has had anything like this happen to them it would be extremely helpful if only to tell me where to start

Answer:having problems with keyboard, mouse, and monitor on an e-machine

Welcome to CH....  Please post as much information on your system, we can start from there......... See Here: http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,33586.htmlGoodluck!

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Hello.

My Win XP pro sp2 machine is apparently infected with something. Yesterday, whenever I would go to google and click on any link from the page of results, I was redirected all over the place. I had avg free on the machine. It had warned me about something, when I went to check (can't remember what it was, sorry), it said it was related to the black hole exploit 1384. I uninstalled and reinstalled avg, did a scan, it came up with nothing. rebooted my computer, and it would not boot back up.

Anyway, I read through the preparation guide, which really seemed to not be relevant, as I cannot boot my machine to install the programs needed. I wanted to confirm what my first step should be. Should I start with the recovery console tutorial?

Thanks in advance for any knowledge you can impart.

Answer:black hole exploit on my winxp machine

I will ask for assistance from the more knowledgeable...be patient .

Louis

Placed on unbootable thread.

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Last night when shutting down the virtual machine within Win7, the virtual machine hanged. Win7 gave me the option of doing a forced shutdown, which I accepted. But now this morning when I try to re-open the virtual machine (which is powered down) I keep
getting the error message "The virtual machine could not be started. An unknown error occurred."  PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve. Any suggestions gratefully received.

Answer:URGENT: My XP-Mode Virtual Machine has crashed: it is powered down and refuses to power up. PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve.

Hi,

 

The issue could be incorrect configuration of XP mode.

 

Trying to rename the . vmc and .vsv from C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines
and run Virtual Machine again.

 

Best Regards,

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Hi -

Windows 7. Try to boot but gets stuck with Black Screen of Death and also shows moveable mouse cursor.
Try Product recovery disc but ends up with same screen.. Try looking at Hard disc on external docking station and cant read the 'Local' disc - but can see HDD information.

How do I get the Product Recovery disc to reload onto the Hard Disc?
My guess is that the recovery disc is trying to write information to the hard disc - but cant access it.

Anyone think that might be correct?

Answer:Black Screen - Mouse Cursor - wont boot any further

Hello Oscar

Which notebook model do you have?
Have you created recovery DVD?
Is recovery installation finished properly?
Do you have this problem now at first start after recovery installation?
Can you start OS in safe mode?
> How do I get the Product Recovery disc to reload onto the Hard Disc?
As far as I know there is no mechanism to ?force? recovery disc to do this.

All you can do is to set BIOS to default settings and try again.

I cannot say for sure but somehow I think your HDD is troublemaker.

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I have a lenovo laptop, it has windows 7 premium x64.
i took out its hhd and then put it back in but it boot to black screen with mouse pointer. i also try to run repair from the installation CD but it only stake to windows logo and it stays like this please help me

Answer:Windows boot to black screen with mouse pointer

Hello and welcome Francina - have you tried safe mode yet? If you can get into safe mode try these

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < use the /f and /r options in Option2 if necessary
Now just as a matter of curiosity why did you remove the hard drive? and when you did was it dropped or exposed to strong heat or any other types of physical stress as they look fairly rugged but in actual fact can be easily knocked out of alignment or the read / write arms bent.

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Hi there, Windows 7 system recently froze on me when I attempted to move a large folder to a USB harddrive. I was not able to close the file window so I decided to shut down my PC with the regular Start -> Shut Down.

Now when I try to turn on my computer, after the "Starting Windows" and the Microsoft flag it goes to a pure black screen with just a mouse cursor (movable), no keyboard commands or right clicks work (eg. ctrl+alt+del does nothing).

I tried booting into safe mode, safe mode with network, they all do the same thing after the "Starting Windows" screen. Tried booting with my Windows 7 Pro 64 bit installation disc as well and went into start up repair - no problem detected. Tried system restore and it went successfully, however after clicking restart the same thing happened again!

This is really driving me crazy, could some one please help me out? I really don't want to reinstall Windows and lose my files (since I can't even get into any form of Windows interface I am not able to do a repair install).

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

[Update]: something strange just happened now - after quite a long time of wait the Picture with a user name underneath it does show up! However when I clicked on the picture to try and log in, the computer automatically shut down and restarted...does that help? Lastly I am really lost now as I just tried booting with my Windows 7 installation disc and NO restore points show up anymore as opposed to ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Pro 64 bit black screen with mouse cursor only on boot up an

Use System Restore and restore to a previous point.
Update all of your Drivers and get all Windows Updates.
If this doesn't fix things, then you're going to have to backup your stuff, wipe the hard drive, and reinstall Windows.

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When doing a cold boot, the fans and everything come on, but there is no output to the screen, and the keyboard and mouse turn on and off repeatedly. There is a pattern to it: both come on, both turn off then on again, mouse alone turns off and on again, then both stay on.

Running Windows 8.1 x64, already wiped and reinstalled OS once. This fixed the issue for a couple weeks but now its back again.

Any idea what this could be?

Edit: There is no POST, no beeps (though I'm not sure my motherboard has a speaker at all). If I insert a boot disk like the Windows install disk, it picks it up and starts normally. I'm assuming Windows 8 suppresses the normal POST?

Answer:Black screen on boot, mouse and keyboard turn off and on

So by the way it sounds, if you use a boot disk you get output to the screen and everything? It will boot from the bootdisk?

It sounds like you are having OS corruption issues. I wonder if you dont have a failing hard drive.

Download Falcon Four BootCD from here

Burn that to a CD or create a bootable USB using Rufus. Download here

Boot from that. There are programs on there that will do an offline disk check. See if they come up with anything.

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Hello,

When i boot my computer everything is going fine, the windows boot screen comes up, the status bar cycles twice, then the screen goes black. Ill get a curser, but i cannot click on anything. If I start it in safe mode the same thing will ahppen, except it says safe mode in each corner in white...

I don't think its the video card, b/c i have swicthed it out for another one i had, and got exactly the same problem...

Do you think this is a windows problem, or a hardware problem. If it is windows related would the only way to solve this problem be to reinstall windows?

Answer:black scrren, only mouse after windows boot screen

Can you press Ctrl+Alt+Del and get the task manager to pop up?

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So, the back story.  I went on a trip overseas and everything was fine.  Win 7 did an update and this is what occurred while I was asleep.  It now will not get through any sort of boot.  Just the hanging black screen.  Pretty sure it's a virus or malware causing the problem as all my other restore points are corrupt.
 
Here is what the logfile that was created with the FRST64.exe tool.
 
Thanks in advance for response.  Please Help me!  
 

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 01-01-2014 01
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-LF8MOJ6 on 02-01-2014 13:59:30
Running from H:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Internet Explorer Version 11
Boot Mode: Recovery
 
The current controlset is ControlSet001
ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
 
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
 
HKLM\...\Run: [SynTPEnh] - C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe [2799912 2011-06-09] (Synaptics Incorporated)
HKLM\...\Run: [SysTrayApp] - C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray64.exe [1128448 2011-05-27] (IDT, Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [Logitech Download Assistant] - C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe C:\Windows\System32\LogiLDA.dll,LogiFetch
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] - [x]
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [StartCCC] - C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe [642808 2012-12-19] (Advanced Micro De... Read more

Answer:Win 7 boot hanging black screen/mouse cursor

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I have an Acer E1-571, my specs: 2.4 GHz Intel i3, recently upgraded to 8 GB RAM from 4, Intel HD 4000, 500 GB hard drive, Windows 8.1,
So about an hour or two ago I tried to start up Doom 3 and got a CTD followed by an error log, I looked it up and one of the solutions was to update my graphics drivers. I downloaded the latest .exe for my graphics card and tried to install it when it said that the drivers couldn't be verified for my computer then closed, even though I made sure to get the correct files. I downloaded the .zip from the Intel site and got the same error, so I went into device manager, right clicked my display adapter and from the properties menu clicked update, then search for driver, it loaded for about half a minute when I went back to my browser and just let it run, a short time later my computer froze, which doesn't happen often, but I usually just wait it out, this went on for a few minutes when I hard shut it down by holding the power button, now the actual problem, when I booted it up it took much longer than usual on the Acer logo, then it went to a black screen with nothing but a blinking cursor whenever I move it around, sometimes I can see the network status in the bottom left, so I'm guessing my computer actually booted up normally, just no video except the cursor, I searched around and it looks like I need to revert my graphics card drivers, which I can't do with a black screen. I've actually tried logging in with the black screen but I'm not getti... Read more

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I have my first windows 7 computer on my home network, and it appears to me I have outgoing networking, but not incoming. On the Windows 7 computer, I can get to the router and the Internet, and can access shared folders on Vista machines on the home network. The computer name "advertising protocol" works as the name of the Windows 7 computer in the "Network" user interface on the Vista machines (the user interface accessed from Network and Sharing Center by 'view computers and devices"), but attempting to access it gets a "cannot access" error, and attmepting to diagnose gets a "cannot find" error. For whatever it is worth, highlighting the icon in the "network" user interface does not show anything for "location".

I am going through this to get shared folders on the Windows 7 computer visible on other computers on the network. Obviously this is not working. Just to recap the configuration:
1) all computers on the network are members of same Workgroup
2) My documents on the Windows 7 computer are shared read-write with everyone
3) advance sharing options show:
Network discovery ON
File and print sharing ON
Public folder sharing ON
128 bit encryption
Password protected sharing OFF
IPv6 disabled
Homegroup stuff either OFF or ON and managed by Windows (but this is irrelevant)
4) firewall off

A observation:
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Answer:Cannot ping W7 machine from any vista machine

Why is IPv6 disabled? You do realize that IPv6 is only used on the LAN and is needed for Homegroups to work correctly. Maybe you were just thrown off by the first picture below which is only telling you that IPv6 is not connected to the WAN because it's not supposed to be.

The second picture shows it as enabled for the LAN.
It doesn't matter much either way unless you are Homegroup, but Homegroup only works with Windows 7 computers. For Vista and Win 7 you need to use either workgroup or public file sharing. You also need to enable file sharing on the Vista machine.

You should not need to turn the firewall off.

Are you sure that you are sharing the correct group. There is a seperate public file sharing settings page but the workgroup and homegroup use the same settings page.

Maybe you were thrown off because there are two settings pages. The third picture is the Homegroup and Workgroup settings page and the fourth one is for the Public file sharing.

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