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141 second boot then 100 second process load

Question: 141 second boot then 100 second process load

Please adviseUsing MS BootVis I have analyzed my boot. It takes 141 seconds for my X61 to boot. Everything including video but not shell is loaded within 20 seconds. Then there is a a 110 second period of periodic small disk and CPU activities with two large disk and CPU blocks within. At about 132 seconds the shell starts to load, the shell load is completed at 141 seconds and then the processes start to load. The process loads take another 100 seconds.My major concern is the 140 second boot. This is a relatively new phenomena but I can not point to any particular action that lead to this boot performance catastrophe.I run MS OneCare with regular virus scans. I have run CCleaner to remove all temp files and clean up the registry. I have reviewed processes and services being loaded and removed those that I as an amateur thought could be removed. Please note that for business reasons my entire hard drive is encrypted using True Crypt and I also run a Checkpoint VPN service. I have been using these for some time prior to the boot problem.
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0 downloadsThanks in advance for any assistance.-------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:16:42 AM, on 3/14/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_Service.exeC:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_WatchDog.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_GUI.ExeC:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\TpShocks.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXEC:\Program Files\Lenovo\Client Security Solution\cssauth.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winssnotify.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\ZCfgSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\WirelessCommon\iFrmewrk.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Drive Manager\WDBtnMgrUI.exeC:\Program Files\Copernic Desktop Search 2\DesktopSearchService.exeC:\Program Files\TrueCrypt\TrueCrypt.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exeC:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\BLUETO~1\BTSTAC~1.EXEC:\Program Files\Lenovo\TrackPoint\TP4SERVINST.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\IPSSVC.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\OcHealthMon.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\WirelessCommon\RegSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\tvt_reg_monitor_svc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\TPHDEXLG.exeC:\Program Files\Lenovo\Rescue and Recovery\rrpservice.exeC:\Program Files\Lenovo\Rescue and Recovery\rrservice.exeC:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Drive Manager\WDBtnMgrSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Xobni\XobniService.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Firewall\msfwsvc.exec:\program files\lenovo\system update\suservice.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winss.exeC:\Program Files\Lenovo\Client Security Solution\tvtpwm_tray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exeC:\Program Files\Lenovo\TrackPoint\tp4serv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://lenovo.live.comR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/control...p;cid=US1F00025O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dllO2 - BHO: Skype add-on (mastermind) - {22BF413B-C6D2-4d91-82A9-A0F997BA588C} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dllO2 - BHO: DriveLetterAccess - {5CA3D70E-1895-11CF-8E15-001234567890} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLASHX_W.DLLO2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dllO2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dllO2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar.dllO2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Conversion Toolbar Helper - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dllO2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.0.926.3450\swg.dllO2 - BHO: Windows Live Toolbar Helper - {BDBD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live Toolbar\msntb.dllO2 - BHO: Google Dictionary Compression sdch - {C84D72FE-E17D-4195-BB24-76C02E2E7C4E} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\fastsearch_219B3E1547538286.dllO2 - BHO: ThinkVantage Password Manager - {F040E541-A427-4CF7-85D8-75E3E0F476C5} - C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Client Security Solution\tvtpwm_ie_com.dllO3 - Toolbar: Windows Live Toolbar - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live Toolbar\msntb.dllO3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dllO3 - Toolbar: Copernic Desktop Search - Home Toolbar - {4A1C6093-14F9-44D7-860E-5D265CFCA9D9} - C:\Program Files\Copernic Desktop Search 2\Toolbar\ToolbarContainer101000048.dllO3 - Toolbar: &Google Toolbar - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PWRMGRTR] rundll32 C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\PWRMGRTR.DLL,PwrMgrBkGndMonitorO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TrackPointSrv] C:\Program Files\Lenovo\TrackPoint\tp4serv.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TpShocks] TpShocks.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DLA] C:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXEO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [cssauth] "C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Client Security Solution\cssauth.exe" silentO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Persistence] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OneCareUI] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winssnotify.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelZeroConfig] "C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelWireless] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\WirelessCommon\iFrmewrk.exe" /tf Intel Wireless TrayO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GrooveMonitor] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WD Drive Manager] C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Drive Manager\WDBtnMgrUI.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Copernic Desktop Search - Home] "C:\Program Files\Copernic Desktop Search 2\DesktopSearchService.exe" /trayO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [TrueCrypt] "C:\Program Files\TrueCrypt\TrueCrypt.exe" /q preferencesO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeO4 - Global Startup: Bluetooth.lnk = ?O8 - Extra context menu item: &Windows Live Search - res://C:\Program Files\Windows Live Toolbar\msntb.dll/search.htmO8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Google Photos Screensa&ver - res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\GPhotos.scr/200O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert link target to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert link target to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selected links to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECaptureSelLinks.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selected links to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppendSelLinks.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selection to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selection to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000O8 - Extra context menu item: Send to &Bluetooth Device... - C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie_ctx.htmO8 - Extra context menu item: Send To Bluetooth - C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htmO9 - Extra button: (no name) - {0045D4BC-5189-4b67-969C-83BB1906C421} - C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Client Security Solution\tvtpwm_ie_com.dllO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ThinkVantage Password Manager... - {0045D4BC-5189-4b67-969C-83BB1906C421} - C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Client Security Solution\tvtpwm_ie_com.dllO9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dllO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dllO9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dllO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dllO9 - Extra button: Skype - {77BF5300-1474-4EC7-9980-D32B190E9B07} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dllO9 - Extra button: Bonjour - {7F9DB11C-E358-4ca6-A83D-ACC663939424} - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\ExplorerPlugin.dllO9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLLO9 - Extra button: @btrez.dll,-4015 - {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htmO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @btrez.dll,-12650 - {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htmO9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exeO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exeO9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeO16 - DPF: {2DAD3559-2923-4935-AD49-B673D2539944} (IASRunner Class) - http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/acpir.cabO16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shoc...ash/swflash.cabO16 - DPF: {E06E2E99-0AA1-11D4-ABA6-0060082AA75C} - O16 - DPF: {FFB3A759-98B1-446F-BDA9-909C6EB18CC7} (PCPitstop Exam) - http://utilities.pcpitstop.com/Optimize2/pcpitstop2.dllO18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveSystemServices.dllO18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLLO23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exeO23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeO23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeO23 - Service: Bluetooth Service (btwdins) - Broadcom Corporation. - C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeO23 - Service: Cisco Systems, Inc. VPN Service (CVPND) - Cisco Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exeO23 - Service: Intel? PROSet/Wireless Event Log (EvtEng) - Intel® Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\EvtEng.exeO23 - Service: gnab_device - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\GNabcoms.exeO23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exeO23 - Service: ThinkPad PM Service (IBMPMSVC) - Lenovo - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exeO23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exeO23 - Service: Imapi Helper - Alex Feinman - C:\Program Files\Alex Feinman\ISO Recorder\ImapiHelper.exeO23 - Service: Intuit Update Service (IntuitUpdateService) - Intuit Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Update Service\IntuitUpdateService.exeO23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exeO23 - Service: IPS Core Service (IPSSVC) - Lenovo Group Limited - C:\WINDOWS\system32\IPSSVC.EXEO23 - Service: IviRegMgr - InterVideo - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exeO23 - Service: Intel? PROSet/Wireless Registry Service (RegSrvc) - Intel® Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\WirelessCommon\RegSrvc.exeO23 - Service: Roxio UPnP Renderer 9 - Sonic Solutions - C:\Program Files\Roxio\Digital Home 9\RoxioUPnPRenderer9.exeO23 - Service: Roxio Upnp Server 9 - Sonic Solutions - C:\Program Files\Roxio\Digital Home 9\RoxioUpnpService9.exeO23 - Service: LiveShare P2P Server 9 (RoxLiveShare9) - Sonic Solutions - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxLiveShare9.exeO23 - Service: RoxMediaDB9 - Sonic Solutions - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxMediaDB9.exeO23 - Service: Roxio Hard Drive Watcher 9 (RoxWatch9) - Sonic Solutions - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatch9.exeO23 - Service: Intel? PROSet/Wireless WiFi Service (S24EventMonitor) - Intel® Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\S24EvMon.exeO23 - Service: Check Point SecuRemote Service (SR_Service) - Check Point Software Technologies - C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_Service.exeO23 - Service: Check Point SecuRemote WatchDog (SR_WatchDog) - Check Point Software Technologies - C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_WatchDog.exeO23 - Service: System Update (SUService) - Lenovo Group Limited - c:\program files\lenovo\system update\suservice.exeO23 - Service: ThinkVantage Registry Monitor Service - Lenovo Group Limited - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\tvt_reg_monitor_svc.exeO23 - Service: tp4serv - Lenovo Group Limited - C:\Program Files\Lenovo\TrackPoint\TP4SERVINST.EXEO23 - Service: ThinkPad HDD APS Logging Service (TPHDEXLGSVC) - Lenovo. - C:\WINDOWS\System32\TPHDEXLG.exeO23 - Service: TSS Core Service (TSSCoreService) - IBM - C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Client Security Solution\tvttcsd.exeO23 - Service: TVT Backup Protection Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Rescue and Recovery\rrpservice.exeO23 - Service: TVT Backup Service - Lenovo Group Limited - C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Rescue and Recovery\rrservice.exeO23 - Service: WD Drive Manager Service (WDBtnMgrSvc.exe) - WDC - C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Drive Manager\WDBtnMgrSvc.exeO23 - Service: XobniService - Xobni Corporation - C:\Program Files\Xobni\XobniService.exe--End of file - 15709 bytes

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Answer: 141 second boot then 100 second process load

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.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.comDDS.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 results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet. Information on A/V control HERER,K

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I was reading an article referred to me from another thread on the Windows OS boot process, and while reading, I couldn't help but wonder --
When a computer turns on, why can't it start loading the OS earlier on in the boot process?
Regarding the gradual unfolding of a computer's boot processes from power-on -> OS loaded, why are there so many "hoops" to jump through in the boot process? It seems like the BIOS has to point to this location, this location can then read that location, that location can then load this location, this location runs this to load that location, etc., progressively higher and higher level. Even accessing a hard drive, it seems like there are multiple incarnations of "drivers" that need to be used until the highest-level drivers within the OS can take over.

I can sort of understand why it's necessary for a lifeless piece of machinery be able to go from a powerless, very low-level functionality and climb the ladder to higher functionality (with analogies like needing to start in lower gears to work up speed toward higher gears), but as far as computers go, I don't particularly understand the specifics of why it can't be done in less "hoops". I'd guess it's a large part of what the BIOS->UEFI transition is for -- a higher-level intermediary between powerless low-level hardware and higher-functioning OS abilities...?

I think I can catch the drift analogy-wise, but if anyone... Read more

Answer:Why can't computers load the OS earlier in the boot process?

Well which parts of the procedure do you have questions about? If you pick out a particular step, we can explain why it is necessary.
 

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WTF?

When I start the game "DiRT", press enter, the message like that, saying, that load profile is aborted, appears. Why? What I did wrong? Is this a bug in the game? I dont want to create a new profile. I wanna go on, but I can't because of this stupid issue.

Im running windows XP SP2. 2.33 GHz / 1,98 GB of RAM / NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS

I have a patch 1.2 installed to my DiRT.

Hope somebody will answer.

Cheers,
S.
 

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I did a re-install of Windows, and since then, my G-mail Notifier tries to check my e-mail before my Wifi connection is established- resulting in an error. Then about 15 seconds later, it will finally connect, and then I can select to have it re-check for an Internet Connection. It's a small, but annoying, boot-up annoyance. My browser also starts in offline mode.What's more is, the wireless network notification in the tray doesn't even appear while I'm waiting, to even say it's disconnected, it just looks as if I have no wireless adapter at all for those 15 seconds. Considering 15 seconds is how long it takes my PC to boot to desktop, it's like I'm waiting twice as long for my PC to be internet usable.Is there a way I can advance the priority during start up for loading the wireless adapter driver? Would the necessary service be the Wireless Zero Configuration service, or would it be something else?Athlon XP 3200 Barton CorenVidia Quadro4 980XGL 128MB 1GB PC3200Windows XP Professional SP2BenQ 24" FP241W LCD

Answer:How to load WZC first in XP startup process?

I am only going to deal with one issue at a time."G-mail Notifier"Give us a link, so we know which one you are talking about.

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When I boot up, the C: drive stays lit for a long time. It is still loading my "process's" in the task manager.
I see that all my AVG files are usually the last to load, and I think this is the reason my boot up is not
as fast as it used to be. I ran malware bytes, AVG free, and CCleaner. They are all clean, no spyware, virus's
etc.

Does anyone have any ideas on what to do? I tried bootvis, that didn't help either. I've only got one
file in my start up, and that the AVG reference. I defrag twice a week also.

Thanks
Silverado4
 

Answer:Process load slow, especially AVG processes

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I can not even to get it to work. It will not load the process at all.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:59:19 AM, on 7/4/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\bmwebcfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
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Used to have win 7, upgraded to 10 a couple weeks ago.

Randomly yesterday the computer turned off. I turned it back on and it said it shut down incorrectly and it was going to go through the repair process. It kept going through a loop and would never complete that process. It gave me some other options such as system restore which I tried but it could not find any restore points. Then I tried another option which was the last viable one, unfortunately I don't recall what it was, but I remember it implied to me that it would be rolling back my operating system to Windows 7 instead of 10, 7 being my previous OS.
I let this run over night and I came back to it in the morning and it was still sitting there. I turned the computer off and then back on and it automatically went back into that process.

I am unsure if my hard drive is faulty or if the OS is corrupted or something.

Can I do something in BIOS to bypass this and get into windows? Should I reinstall windows on this harddrive, or buy a new one?

Thankyou for any feedback and information.

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On my Toshiba laptop, Firefox (3.5.5) will stop loading new sites. I am able to access a few sites by hitting the back and forward buttons, but nothing past ~5 either way. Any kind of attempt to load something new (a streaming music app like Pandora) will not work. I can exit Firefox but cannot end the process (firefox.exe). The only way to restart Firefox is to restart the computer. I've reinstalled Firefox and started from scratch, but it hasn't worked.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Firefox locks up, won't load any websites or end process

Have you tried other browsers to see if its just Firefox?

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Hello Everyone!
I am in desperate need of help please!I'm not so techy, so pls bear with me. My PC is a Compaq pentium processor which I bought in 2002 with XP Home on it. It crashed earlier in the year so my "tech" pal helped me install XP pro. but installed in on a partition, so I still have XPHome on it but can't load it directly. My C drive still has docs and programs that I had on my XPhome and I still access them from the XPhome via my XP pro.

Now, everything has been just peachy for about 6 months now, up untill today when the XP pro will only load/boot in the safe modes. When I try to boot normally, it just shows that initial BLACK windows log in screen with the little horizontal blue thingy going from side to side and the windows flag/colors. And it just keeps showing it indefinitely till I press the power button to shut down.
I opened the PC to look for foreign bodies and there was nothing there. I also performed a system restore about 3 times and nothing changed. The computer boots in other modes except the normal mode. And I can see all our user icons as well as the administrator, which of course shows when you boot in a safe mode.
I tried a whole bunch of stuff, rebooting, etc but still nothing

I am just about ripping my hair out now! Please help guys...
Thanks in Advance!
 

Answer:please help. XP-pro will boot/load in safemode, not boot/load normal

Did you change or install anything prior to the problem arising?

It sounds like a 'buggy' driver, possibly. Mine occasionally does this with the video driver.

Once XP is booted in Safe Mode, look in the Event Viewer (Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer), and see if there is a clue to the cause of the problem in there. Also, look in Device Manager and see if there is a hardware device that is displayed as having a problem.

Hope some of this might help.
 

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Hey everybody,

This is my first post and I am trying out 7 on my Acer Aspire One netbook. I know its not very powerful, but it is running 7 nicely (when it does run..)

In any case, I am dual booting 7 and XP from this 1.6 atom, 1gb ram netbook. The install always goes smoothly and so do most programs. However, I will get BSODs regularly when the system is under load doing lots of tasks. The error messages seem to be different every time. I have gotten volsnap.sys, bad pool caller,and lots more. Superfetch will often crash as well. The screens flash by so quickly I can't always see the exact error messages.

These are appearing after clean installs of 7 with 2-3 programs installed. I have attached one of the minidumps if that would help, but any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks in advance!

Reed

Answer:5-6 full re-installs, still BSODs under process load on Aspire One

I got this also.. I think it is an audio driver issue.. did you get music whtn this crashes?

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Since about a few weeks ago I noticed that when I leave my PC idle, and if I don't press any key or use the mouse for about 20 to 30 minutes, some rogue svchost.exe process will start utilizing about 20-40% of CPU resources.

As soon as I move the mouse pointer or press any key (which is necessary if I'm to find out which process it is), that process seems to vanish completely and the CPU load goes back to normal.

I tried to locate which particular svchost.exe file it is by leaving sysinternals process explorer running (I hoped to find out its PID) but it seems that even its PID gets changed from one time to another. It seems that the process not only stops using a lot of CPU resources when the PC is not idle anymore, but that it completely stops running.

I ran ESET Smart Security 8 several times and it doesn't find anything suspicious.

Does anyone have some suggestions as to how I could locate the problematic process and hopefully get rid of it once and for all?

Answer:Rogue svchost.exe process stealthily causes high CPU load

Just some ideas.

Check if you have anything Scheduled.
Check and see if you have your security System to scan.
Check and see if indexing is completed.
Check and see if you have MRT running.
Check and see if you have any Auto Updating programs.
Do you have any Auto Cloud backup programs running

I would also recommend running Malwarebytes to be sure.

https://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/lp4/...FYI_aQodaw4AWw

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Hello, I'm facing a following problem: Some random programs on my PC won't start. I click on the icons, and some of them load their windows, but some programs do not load anyting but a process in task manager. It seems random. The same program can work once and after a restart or some time - it ceases to. What could be the cause?I experienced several unusual sym[ptoms recentyl, but couldn't trace it back to one particular moment:In order from the oldest to the most recent event: From time to time system won't load and there was a information on the black screen that a file ntos.dll (something with NT and OS and DLL in the name) could not be loaded and needed re-installation. But I ignorantly ignored this thing.In total commander unzipped files "disappeared": unpacking file in one column caused the action of unpacking but there was no output file in the second column. I converted my system partition from fat32 to NTFS (no intended correlation).Most recent: Google Chrome could start a download but it stopped after few bytes (with different source sites).I have win xp pro sp3, ESET SS 3.0, all up to date. I can load ubuntu via dual boot if need be. Could you guys please help me?I've made a combofix scan, maybe a log can come in useful. In case you wanna have a look: ComboFix 09-12-11.05 - Cyryl 2009-12-12 22:55:55.1.1 - x86Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1250.48.1045.18.2038.1638 [GMT 1:00]Uruchomiony z: c:\documents and settings\Cyryl\Pul... Read more

Answer:Random programs load but nothing happens, can't kill process, windows do not respon

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 results.Foll... Read more

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Whenever I load the game Grand Chase, 5 minutes later I get the generic host process for win32 error, and then after that I get windows explorer is not responding and I lose all my icons, making me restart my computer. I also notice I have no sound after the error. Every other game i play (Warcraft, Lunia, Gunbound, Starcraft, Flyff, etc.) they all work fine no generic host process whatsoever. I really want to fix this, because my sister loves playing Grand Chase but now she can't because of the damn error. If I need to I will post a Hijack this log. thank you! Oh and if this helps, I recently installed windows xp sp2 and reinstalled all drivers for my keyboard, mouse, and speakers.
 

Answer:Solved: Help! Generic Host Process error whenever I load the game

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Hi

I?m experiencing very annoying issue. CPU loaded with System Idle Process always. Because of that there is serious lag in iterfase. Problem appeared almost sumultaniusly on there different PCs. Using ?Process Explorer? and going to System Idle Process - Threads I?ve found processes with names:
ntoskrnl.exe!KiDespatch Interrupt+0x650 (on one PC)
or
ntoskrnl.exe!KiCpuId+0x6a0 (on two others)

I have three diffenent machines - one old acer laptop, one modern desktop and wmware virtual machine running on macbook. All have same OS - win 7 ultimate sp1. All of them are in the same network.

I?ve tried to localise issue by removing services and applications from startup - nothing, I?ve scanned machines with microsoft security essentials, Dr Web CureIT and Kaskpersky virus removal tool. Still nothing.

CPU get loaded as soon as system starts. Number of ntoskrnl.exe instances equals to number of CPU kernels. 1, 2 and 8 in my case on different PCs .

I?ve been googling the whole Sunday - nothing helped. Some suggest that it is hardware related... apparently it is not as it happend to three complitely different computers.

Can? anyone suggest what else can I try?

Answer:ntoskrnl.exe threads hosted by system Idle process load 100% CPU

Welcome to TSF.

From what I see here, the System does not have enough RAM and a lot of TCP/IP traffic has just begun. As the 'problem' occurs on 3 machines, have you tried rebooting the router/switch/hub (common factor)?

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Well my son did it, he decided that the pc was running too many processes and decided to delete some .. well he deleted one and didnt know which one it was ,. the pc said it had to shut down, now all he can do is boot as far as the boot screen and no further . is there any help or do we need to do a full reformat to fix this . or better yet can it be fixed at all ?
 

Answer:deleted a process now pc wont boot past the boot screen

while your computer boot,hit repeatedly F8 button.When the screen of choices comes up select "last known good configuration" and hit enter 2 times.
Post what you've done.
 

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My PC was running fine with Windows XP Professional

and i decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 OS to run

alongside of Windows. i quit the install when it

required me to partition the hard drive since i didn't

want to mess with that. i backed out of the install

process til it shut down.
After that i couldn't get the computer to boot at

all. when turned on it goes immediately to the logo

screen which is normal but then freezes up. this logo:

screen has the options for F1 Setup, F10 Recovery, etc
but clicking on them has no effect at all.
at this point Cntrl-Alt_delete doesn't work and i

need to hold the start button to shut down.

I tried using my Win XP install disk to do a repair

or clean install if necessary but computer just goes

to the logo screen and stops.
I also tried removing the battery with the computer

disconnected from power but also no change.

Any suggestions for this fix will be greatly

appreciated.....

Answer:Boot process stops short of boot options and freezes

What is the make and model# of your computer/motherboard?
Boot into Setup (Bios) go to Boot Priority. Using your arrow key, move CD rom drive to First Boot Device. Save and Exit. You may also be able to press F12 at bootup to change the boot order.
Put the XP CD in reboot. You should see the message Press Any Key To Boot From CD. Go to the Recovery Console. Here type FIXBOOT and press enter, and try to boot normally. If that fails, back in the RC type FIXMBR press enter and try to boot normally.

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I just recieved a new laptop from work, the computer works fine and fast once XP Pro is loaded but after I login it can take upto 5 mins.+ to load so XP Pro is functional. I used BootVis and noticed that fltmgr.sys is a driver delay over the entire boot process. I am eager to fix this so I don't have to vegetate while the computer reboots on windows frequent reboots. Please let me know if I can offer anymore info.

Thanks in Advance!!

Mike George

Answer:5 Min. Plus Boot On New Laptop? Process Explorer? Boot Vis?

This can be caused if you have a mapped network drive that is no longer available.

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Cant load windows because of a error booting.  not sure what happened but system rebooted and when I got back home the system was not loading anymore.  any help would be great.  

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Backstory (skip if you need)
I'm fixing someones laptop, It was slow and taking 30 minutes to startup, i did the usually virus scan and restarted, then it was stuck in an auto repair loop. I used a windows 8 Install CD from microscoft. None of the options in it would work, install (key doesnt match) reset (missing partition), image recovery (cant find an image), restore (no restore point), etc.
 
Used command prompt, did stuff like bootrec, bcdedit, diskpart, and chkdsk. After it ran chkdsk it finally loaded windows. I reset/reinstalled the OS completely. Fixed, restarted, running smooth. Owner said it was working great for a day, then after turning it back on it was in an auto repair loop.
 
Now
It's stuck in a preair loop, I can't even boot from the 8 CD! Have it configured in the bios, it shows the the blue windows logo then the screen goes black for 3 minutes and a blue screen flashes for 1 second saying  "Your PC ran into a problem and need to restart. Collecting some info (0% complete) search online for error: 0x000021a"
 
The weird thing is, Windows 7 disks boot fine, but it's "not compatible". And if I physically remove the HDD, it will boot into the windows 8 CD. So I put the HDD back in (while still at the command prompt) and it wont take my commands in related to the C: . I get a "System cannot find the drive specified"
 
I also tried hooking upp the HDD to my PC SATA, it shows in explorer, but just right clicking it crashes explorer.exe. D... Read more

Answer:Windows wont load, Boot CD wont load, Automatic Repair Loop

UPDATE:
 
I got a windows 8.1 disk made and it allowed me yo boot from the CD, but it's SLOOOOW, it takes minutes to load reset or w.e (none of them still work), or open the command prompt.
 
I ran chkdsk /f /r /x but it didnt help. chkdsk /r ends with:
"A disk read error occurredcc0000185
Insufficient disk space to fix the Usn Journal $J data stream."
 
Before when I ran it, I'm pretty sure it let me restart and booted into windows, not now.
 
Next I tried bootrec.
/fixmbr - succesful
/fixboot - succesfull
/rebuildBCD - Total identified Windows installations: 0
/scanOS - Total identified Windows installations: 0
 
Next bcdedit
Nothing worked "The boot configuration data store could not be opened. The requested system device cannot be found."
 
Next sfc /scannow
"There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again."
Then sfc /SCANNOW /OFFBOOTDIR=c:\ /OFFWINDIR=d:\Windows
"Windows resources protection didnt find integrity violations"
 
BCDBoot c:\WindowsFailure when attempting to copy boot files
 
Next diskpart - but I forgot what I did before that may have worked. All i can remember is I had to select a disk or volume, and do something with it.

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Can anyone help me repair my installation of Windows 10 Professional on my Workstation Desktop because it won't load completely even after using the Windows 10 Home/Pro Installation USB flash drive to do a boot repair, which has always worked before. I did manage to correct the boot order with grub customizer though and fix the grub menu name after I accidentally reinstalled grub when using my boot repair Linux disc though, so now it says Windows 10 instead of Windows Recovery Environment and it boots to Windows 10 first instead of Ubuntu to prevent me from having to use boot repair for Windows from the Windows 10 Home/Pro Installation USB Flash drive.

However, I still need to disable fast boot in Windows 10 too to prevent having boot issues with dual or multi-boot systems and having to use boot repair to fix it, but I can't get into Windows 10 now to do that and I've done everything I can think of to resolve it or that has worked before along with the new solutions mentioned. Therefore, what haven't I tried so I can find another way as to how to fix this issue?
 

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Question: boot process

Ive just recently formated my pc and ive just done some windows updates now when up restart my pc it takes heaps long to load up, it normally would go to a windows xp loading bar thing. but instead it comes up with a blank screen freezes there then it comes up with this black and grey loading bar then when thats finishs loading then it comes up with the windows xp loading.. anyone know wat ive done wrong and can solve this
 

Answer:boot process

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I was following instructions on removing a script that was identified by my anti virus program. The first step was to go into safe mode and run the anti virus program-- Hit windows key + R, type msconfig, click boot tab and under boot options I chose safe boot  with network.  When I rebooted I entered the wrong password a few times and thought I had forgotten it. I found a boot screen that let you change the password which I did and tried to reboot again. That password didn't work. I remembered where I wrote the old password down and entered it -- it doesn't work. I'm not sure where I am. If I can't get past the password problem I can't address the boot process problem. Can anyone suggest what to next? 

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how do you get a boot disc to load without it going on to the hard drive instead?

i have my emergency boot disc on cd-r, but instead of giving me the choice to boot the cd, it goes on to the regular booting process. i need to get to a dos prompt!!!

i changed the boot order in my bios, but i still can't get it to boot thru the cd-rom..help!

thanks again!
 

Answer:tryign to boot with a disc, but it continues to load HD boot!

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I have a Dell Dimension 4400. It has a Pentium4 1.6GHz with 768MB of RAM and 80 GIG hard drive. The computer seems to take a very long time to boot up. When the Windows screen is up the little process bar goes across the screen over 50 times before the screen goes blank then goes to the logon screen. I have downloaded and run Ad-Aware, Spy-Bot, Spyware blaster. I have defragged my hard drive. I am including a Hijack this file. Please help.
I have cut and pasted the file below and included it as an attachment.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:24:26 PM, on 3/11/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\GoBack\GBPoll.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AT&TNE~1\NetCfgSv.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
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Answer:Very Slow Boot Process

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So today I was on my computer and I randomly started hearing random audio. I was looking through the processes and when I went to delete what I thought it was, I clicked the wrong thing not knowing and terminated it.

It then told me my computer was shutting down in "X" seconds, and it counted down. I then deleted the Iexplore process the problem was, but was unable to do anything about the restart.

My computer restarted and now I get this - "STOP: c0000218 unknown hard error" right when I get to where I would normally log in.

Now, I can get into safe mode, but I can't get into regular mode. When I checked my event manager, it said winlogon.exe has initiated the restart and there was no title... It said it was a minor error 0xff, and the comments were that it restarted becuase the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service was unexpectedly terminated.


Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Terminated RPC Process. Can't boot PC now

Find the Error(s)in the Event Viewer that correspond to the crash:

Start> Run> cmd> type in eventvwr

Description of the Event Viewer:




Unfortunately, many Windows XP users aren't aware of the Event Viewer, what it is, where it is, how it can help with a problem:
The Event Viewer has logs for everything that happens on the computer. There are three sets of logs: System, Applications and Security. By opening the first two to display the Events, you can look for Errors that correspond to the time of the problem- in your case, the crash.

There are three types of Events in the System and Apps logs:
1. Information (white circle w/blue i): this is just basic documentation of the normal working of the System or Apps.
2. Warnings (yellow triangle w/black exclamation mark) noting some problem at that moment. Warnings usually resolve on their own. If they do not, they become>>>
3. Errors (red circle w/white X- they document something that didn't work or isn't happening as it should. Each Errors has three parts: an ID#, a Source and a Description. By doing a right click> Properties, the Error will open to a screen that can be copied. These three parts taken together can usually lead to cause and resolution.Click to expand...

Do this on each the System and the Applications logs:
Click to open the log> look for the Error> right click on the Error> Properties> Click on Copy button, top right, below the down arrow and Paste here... Read more

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Hi.
My system is an older socket A (AMD 2500+ on ASUS mb and 2 gigs RAM) but do try to keep it up to date as best I can. For my simple needs it's sufficient for now. I'm running Xp Pro sp2.

Lately, I'm having a problem booting into Windows OS at full CPU speed (not OC). Here's what happens :

I restart > Windows Splash screen comes up with the scrolling teeth > it then pauses for a tad just before continuing on into Windows and desktop.

After going into BIOS and only increasing the CPU speed a touch -- I restart > Windows Splash screen comes up with the scrolling teeth > it pauses but now hangs and refuses to go into Windows and desktop.

I then have to restart, go back into BIOS and readjust the speed back to the original slower config so it can boot fully into Windows.

Other info: the higher speed I reset the CPU at (boot fails) is to its original rated speed. The CPU, motherboard, and RAM have been changed out with another similar combination -- still with no luck.

To help figure this out I would like to know how to find out where precisely this machine is hanging during the boot process. I tried checking the Event Viewer but it seems to log only after successful boots with the slower CPU speed, not the failed boots (I guess it hadn't gotten to the Event Viewer loading point?).

Any help in identifying this problem is appreciated.

Answer:How to pinpoint boot process?

If I remember right, press "F8" to get boot menu options, then select the option that has "boot log on" it.

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Problem that was intermittent has now become permanent. During boot sequence Windows start screen is very faint and boot process hangs. Only way I have found around it is to kill the mains then start again going into safe mode. Following a restart from safe mode all works fine. I have been on SP2 for a while problem was not there initially. Any thoughts.
 

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Question: boot process slow

http://www.winsupersite.com/images/r...rc1_rev_02.gif

this part of the booting process is so slow for my new computer i didnt download anything except drivers and audio and stuff even when i had no drivers it was that slow.... am i missing anything

specs
8800 gt sli
2gb ram
E8400 @3.0 ghz
620 watts psu
500gb seagate hdd
XFI creative labs sound card
226BW monitor
antec 900 case
normal optical drive ide
asus P5n-T deluxe mobo

Answer:boot process slow

comon guys please help! could it be that ididnt install the sata-raid driver?

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Hi,

This is the second time I turn to you for help, the first time was VERY helpful.
Thanks again.

My OS is XP Pro
The problem - My computer restarts automatically in the midst of the booting process.
It happens right after the screen where the windows logo on a dark background is shown, and in some times the next "welcome screen" is shown for a few seconds.
At this point my computer either restarts itself automatically or gives me the following message in a small window:
"the system is shutting down in 60 seconds?? the system process Icass.exe terminated unexpectedly with status code?"

This whole problem started after I tried to run a movie from an old DVD , the
Dvd reader was reading very slowly and finally stuck and the "blue screen" appeared .
Right after that I tried to restart and I'm getting this problem ever since.

Reading former threads of this subject I got into safe mode and disabled the "automatically restart" option.
At the next boot, instead of automatic restart I got the blue screen with the following message:
STOP: ##############,###############,##########,#########
Win32.sys- address ########## base at ############ timestamp ########3
Beginning dump of physical memory etc.

Thanks for your help.
 

Answer:Boot process Failure

Greetings, uzi451...

Are the "####"'s in your post made by you, or are they what are actually showing up on the blue screen?

Also, do you have your XP disk available? If so, are you able to boot to the disk?

One more question: have you made sure your machine is malware-free?
 

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My 7 port USB Hub is, I've just discovered, adding a serious delay to the bootup procedure of my PC. I have WinXP Home as O/S, and when the Hub is connected to the PC the bootup from pressing the on button to arriving at the Login screen in XP takes nearly 15 minutes.The delay begins when the PC attempts to do a memory check. After 15 minutes or so doing the check it then proceeds as normal for the rest of the bootup process.Any ideas as to how I can prevent the Hub from interfering with the bootup process - aside from only plugging it in after I've logged in.

Answer:USB Hub delays boot up process

My usb card reader also prolongs my bootup, only by about 30 seconds though. I must admit that I have it unplugged until needed.Have you checked in your bios to see if quick power on self test is enabled, usually under advanced cmos settings. Also look, in the bios, for a setting called usb legacy support, do you have one and what is it set at?

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Only I use my laptop and have set no password. But several icons appear on starting computer that I have to eliminate by hitting "enter key" before system will boot.
How can I get the system to completely boot without further intervention when I turn it on?

Answer:Accelerate boot process

I'm not sure what icons you are seeing. You can go to control panel, add/remove user accounts and disable the 'guest' account and you can click start, type power options and select change the power options listing, go to advanced power options and set it to hot require a password on wake up and see if that helps.

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I've been having some really strange issues with Vista 64 when turning my computer on or restarting. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

The problems started about a couple weeks ago. I usually leave it on all the time, and one day when I got home from work the monitor was turned off and not responding to keyboard/mouse (usually shuts off after 10 min.). I forced the monitor to turn on, but it was not receiving a signal so I hit the reset button on my computer. When it started booting up it stopped at a black screen with "Intel Boot Agent" or something saying that it couldn't find a hard drive to boot off of. I hit reset again, and the same thing happened. Then, I shut it off completely and turned it on after a few minutes and it booted fine.

Then, this week the same thing happened, except when I turned on the computer after powering down it displayed the mouse cursor briefly and then sat at a black screen for a long time (I actually stepped out of the room). When I came back, the computer had apparently restarted itself and was waiting for me to enter my password (I have it set to ask for a password during startup). I powered down and then turned it on again, and when it prompted, I entered safe mode and moved all important files from my C: drive to D: drive. I restarted and it seemed to boot okay, though quite slowly.

Then the other day the same thing happened again, so I put my Vista disc to try and repair the system, but it didn't detect an ... Read more

Answer:Problems during boot process

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Hello,
my first post, excuse me if I haven't conformed with the rules.

Please help, any advice on a problem I have encountered would be appreciated.

A friend asked me to remove some malware that she had ‘acquired’, namely “XP Antivirus 2011”.
It is diverting all attempts to access the web to paying or other doubtful sites.
I researched this piece of malware and found on the Bleeping Computer advice on what to do.
This “uninstall guide” was entitled “Automated Removal Instructions for XP Anti-virus 2011, Vista XXX etc ? using Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware:”.

I duly downloaded “FixNCR.reg” onto a flash drive on my own PC and uploaded it onto the infected machine. I did have some trouble doing this as .reg files were automatically opened inside Notepad, and thus did not work. So I used File Folder to update the attributes of .reg files, such that I could ‘merge’ it into the registry. I also killed a three character-named process that was running and this seemed to free things up - I appeared to be making progress, and was able to actually get into the BleepingComputer website (previously impossible), intending to download RKILL as advised in your tutorial. This turned out to be difficult (as I could not find it), and the PC appeared to be overheating (hot here in France at the moment) so I came out. Letting the system cool down and restarting normally, it boots up by saying files and folders need to be check... Read more

Answer:Boot Process Freeze with XP PRO

Hi, Lets give it a try.We will need to view the system status from an external environment. You will need a USB drive and a CD to burn. There will be several steps to follow. Download GETxPUD.exe to the desktop of your clean computerRun GETxPUD.exeA new folder will appear on the desktop.Open the GETxPUD folder and click on the get&burn.batThe program will download xpud_0.9.2.iso, and upon finished will open BurnCDCC ready to burn the image.Click on Start and follow the prompts to burn the image to a CD.Next download driver.sh to your USB driveAlso Download Query.exe to the USB drive. In your working computer, navigate to the USB drive and click on the Query.exe. A folder and a file, query.sh, will be extracted.Remove the USB & CD and insert them in the sick computerBoot the Sick computer with the CD you just burnedThe computer must be set to boot from the CDIn some computers you need to tap F12 and choose to boot from the CD, in others is the Esc key. Please consult your computer's documentation.Follow the promptsA Welcome to xPUD screen will appearPress FileExpand mntsda1,2...usually corresponds to your HDDsdb1 is likely your USBClick on the folder that represents your USB drive (sdb1 ?)Confirm that you see driver.sh that you downloaded therePress Tool at the topChoose Open TerminalType bash driver.shPress EnterAfter it has finished a report will be located on your USB drive named report.txtThen type bash driver.sh -afPress EnterYou will be prompted to input a ... Read more

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so i was setting up this system the other day with xp pro and its a fairly recent machine:

CPU: AMD X2 4600 s939
MOBO: GIGABYTE NFORCE4 SLI
RAM: 2GB MUSHKIN ENHANCED DDR400
VID CARD: MSI NVIDIA 7600GT
DVD: LITEON Burner
HDD: SEAGATE 7200.10 SATA 250GB

Ok here's the weird thing, i've used this mobo before and hard drive, just updated cpu and ram.

I installed xp using an sp2 disk and got everything up and running no problems, but there is a weird issue when booting that i have never seen before.

Right after posting, it pauses with a blank screen for about 5 secs, then displays a white bar loading graphic on the bottom of screen, when that is finished it proceeds normally with the windows xp logo loading screen and all is fine, the system still boots under 30 secs.

but after installing xp on multiple machines, i just got wondering what is it?

I never seen it before, it adds about 7-10 secs of loading time after posting. it used to be right of posting, it was about 1-3 secs before i saw the xp logo loading bar. it doesn't affect the system in anyway, it just out of the ordinary for me and other than just adding 10 secs of additional boot time, can be somewhat annoying.

can anyone explain what this is and if possible remove this.

Thanks in advanced.
 

Answer:xp boot process oddity

I've seen it too, but cant really remember how it happened.

I think something like this happens when your pc comes out of hibernate.
 

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Question: Boot Process Stops

Wasn't sure where to post this, but thought this was a good start. I have a Dell Dimension E510, Windows XP. Everything was working great until I shut the machine off while I was out of town for a few days. Upon returning, I booted up the machine and it it quickly completed about 95% of the boot process (as shown by the progress bar), then hangs up and just stops doing anything. Nothing will work on it other than turning it completely off at the power switch. Diagnostic lights flash during the boot up process until the very end when numbers 1 & 4 remain constant lit. Tried to hit F12 during the short boot up process to enter into a diagnostic state, but it doesn't respond to F12 or even F2 to view the process. Could not boot into Safe Mode either.

Any clues or help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Boot Process Stops

Unfortunately those diagnostic light parameters are not on the dell diagnostic chart for that model.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim5150/en/sm/tshoot1.htm#wp1120147

Are you sure you are tapping F12 several times during the Dell logo splash screen, It usually takes more than 1 keystroke to get the F12 screen. Then run diagnostics.

I would also unplug the PC power cord and open the case, remove the memory modules and reseat them twice to clean the contacts, then try booting.

If you get into the bios, check the date and time, if it is way off suspect a failing cmos battery, replace it with a new one, then enter the bios and "load defaults" saving changes on exit of the bios.
 

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After starting up the PC, ,get to the Windows logo/login screen. Monitor goes blank and then process starts all over again.

Tried to boot to a Windows XP install disk. That is bypassed and process continues in the loop as described above.

Got to boot sequence sceen in BIOS settings, but CD drive is already specified as the first drive.

All help greatly appreciated.

Answer:PC will not complete boot process

Your Windows Disc may not be bootable. Try it on another computer. If it boots on another computer then try a different drive in the non-working computer.

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When I installed XP Pro on my Dell 610 laptop, for some reason (me not paying attention, probably) it set the boot up process to stop at "select a user" (2 choices).I want it to boot like my desktop, that is, to the Welcome screen, then to the desktop, with no stop at the user select screen.Is it possible to make that change without reinstalling XP? I tried User in Control Panel but the solution did not seem to be there.

Answer:need to change the XP Pro boot process

"user selection" IS the welcome screen so your decription is a bit vague as to what you are talking about.Sounds like you want your user account to autologon.Google xp autologon for the registry entry to editAnswers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question: Sorry no tech support via PM's

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OK a while ago my hard drive was crapping out so cloned it to a new one then at first it

says operating system not found that being XP would hit ctrl+alt+del and it would start

over and work properly and then a month or so later on after hitting ctrl+alt+del windows

would start loading and loading until I held the power button to turn it off repeat the

process and then it would work and I no longer have my disk for XP anybody ever had a

similiar problem like this before and if your wondering the system model is a desktop HP

pavillion XV976

it originally came with Windows ME then did a clean install of XP

hope someone can help me with this
 

Answer:strange boot up process

not exactly sure what you mean... Can you load a Windows Operating system on the PC?
If you can, go to start -> right click my computer -> properties.
Go to the advanced tab. There should be three buttons that say "settings" click the bottom one -> it is under the heading "startup and recovery".
In the new dialog, press EDIT, and copy/paste what you see in here please.
You might need to add/remove something, or you might need to change to a selective boot (if I am following you).
 

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Hi All

I was given a used computer by a friend of a friend the other day and while I was trying to get it into a usable state I noticed that it seems to have 3 hard drives. I guess this isn't too odd but I'll explain anyway.

One of them is call Local Disc ©, the next one is called Win XP (E) and the third is called Win 98 (F).

C is 37.2gb with 22.7gb of free space.
E is 16.7gb with 15.9gb of free space.
F is 1.8gb with 1.25 of free space.

Not being all that smart with the inner workings of computers I don't know if there are 3 hard drives on the machine or whether there is only one that has been split. I don't know how to check either.

To be quite honest the set up isn't bothering me to much. But what does bug me is at start up there is a Dos type screen comes up and asks me which OS I want to load. The two options are Windows Xp or Windows Xp! I've selected both on different start ups and the machine seems to boot up normally no matter which one I choose.

The thing is this Dos screen waits for 30 seconds before self-selecting the first option if I don't hit Return. What I would like to know is - is there any way I can reduce this 30 second wait down to 1 or 2 seconds by changing some setting or other. I know the easy answer is - hit Return - but that isn't always convenient so to be able to change the setting would be great.

Can anyone help me with this please?

Thanks in advance.

Regards

Paul Eamonn

Answer:Trying to Speed Up the Boot Process

Hi .<<But what does bug me is at start up there is a Dos type screen comes up and asks me which OS I want to load. The two options are Windows Xp or Windows Xp!>>That can be corrected. But are you saying that booting into either selection...puts you in the same Windows install?In any case, the suggested correction procedure: Removing the invalid entries from Boot.ini - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/bootopt.htm. Note that this should be done after you have booted into the Windows install you wish to keep. Normally, two entries at boot time...indicate two installs of Windows, but there are times when two installs may be indicated at boot...when there is really only one. The above link addresses that aspect.<...is there any way I can reduce this 30 second wait down to 1 or 2 seconds by changing some setting or other.>>Yes, there is. On that same tab you just used...there is a box to the right labeled timeout. You can reduce that to whatever number of seconds you want to. Reboot the system.Let us know if these accomplish what you are trying to do.Louis

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Hi,

I've encountered a strange problem. After switching on or rebooting PC, the POST screen shows up. Prints all the info about PC, drives, additional controllers. Right after that, it should find the boot drive, the boot partition and start booting, but there is a certain lag that bugs me. Everything stops for 2 or 3 seconds, screen is black but there is a cursor blinking in upper left corner. Then the screen fades to black and boot process continues. I can't do much during the lag. Only after it I am able to e.g. hit F8 to open boot menu(this one that allows me to choose for example Safe Mode).

That situation doesn't happen when I decide to boot from any other drive (including USB sticks) so it's certainly a W7 issue. I've enabled boot logging but it kicks in after the lag. It has something to do with the W7 loader itself.

I've made myself an image of a clean W7 installation (using ntfsclone, linux tool). Already restored it a few times, some time ago it worked like a charm, but recently I did restore it but I still get the lag(no hardware changes, one BIOS setting changed, but reverted it and still laggy). Unfortunately I forgot to backup the boot partition maybe that's the problem as the lag happens just as the boot process starts.

In the meantime I'll try to get myself a clean boot partition somehow, but I am still looking for suggestions.

Thanks.

Answer:BOOT process - strange lag before F8

Hi,

Found a partial solution. Maybe somebody will find that useful someday :]
It happened after I booted W7 with pendrive connected. Since then boot lags started. The solution was to recover boot partition(W7 install CD repair, showed no errors but fixed boot lag) and never boot system with USB stick connected otherwise the lag returns.

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here is my issue I was upgrading from vista to win7 when it told me to uninstall trend micro anti virus and my video install programso I did so my first attempt to install win7 failed so it put vista back on, then I notice that it change my boot file so after 3 attemps to install with no luck I reverted back to my original boot file not in the mean time the booting starting taking alot timeI finally got win 7 installed after changing back to my original boot sequence. But I still am having the boot issueI believe this was caused my uninstalling trend micro and most probably releasing some spyware and virus, I do not understand this hijack file what can I get rid of and what should I not touchthanksLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:06:54 AM, on 7/27/2010Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\vspc1330.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\My Book\WD Backup\uBBMonitor.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\Shared\SkypeNames2.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...ion&pf=cndtR0 - HKCU\Software�... Read more

Answer:Very Slow boot process

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you let... Read more

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OK I have windows 7 64-bit on an hp pavillion dv6-2066dx and in the system configuration in the general tab I clicked that use origional boot option and now I can't unclick it it is faded what does it do and how do I undo it thanks
 

Answer:use origional boot process

Run MSConfig again and select Normal Startup and click OK and reboot.
 

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I'm having a problem in a migration of my winxp system to new hardware.

I've cloned the system volume to the first partition on a new harddisk, (rdisk 0 partition 1) service pak 2; samsung sata harddrive

as well as a created a vanilla xp system volume on the second partition of a second hard drive. (rdisk 1 partition 2) service pak 3; maxstor sata harddrive

The cloned volume boots up ok, but some of the software doesn't work, stating that it is not installed - (not missing, but not installed correctly). The software listing in control panel add/remove software is very short and is missing entries for 90% of the software installed.

If I boot up the hard drive using the cloned system harddrive as the primary disk, but point the bootloader program to the vanilla partition on the second disk, an unusual thing happens. The initial screen shows service pak 3 correctly, but somehow the system transfers to my cloned system volume on the other harddrive, which boots correctly and for the most part operates correctly. Software that didn't work (not installed correctly) when it was booted from it's own partition entry now works correctly. The software listing in control panel add/remove list now shows the complete list of all my software. Everything is fine and good except a couple of problems: 1. updating drivers to the new hardware seems to work during the installing process, but the new drivers don't seem to ever execute after the reboot. Secondly, if I turn off ... Read more

Answer:Boot process anomaly.

When cloning an previous WinXP hard drive to new hardware you should expect driver problems. Your new system needs drivers for the new hardware. You should have a CD with driver files for your new system.

If your new system is an OEM, like a DELL, the driver files are on a CD but they are in compressed install files so the New Hardware Wizard cannot be used. In the case of DELL, you boot to the CD and follow instructions to load drivers which is to select from a list of what the DELL Driver Installer sees and install one-at-a-time. Suggest you install all that the DELL Driver Installer sees.

Note: You should uninstall any old drivers from your old PC if they are still listed. Especially if they are shown nonfunctional in Device Manager.

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Can someone tell me how to stop the boot process from hanging-up until I press the F1 key. After I press the F1 key the process resumes until the Windows 7 login screen appears. How can I stop the boot processs from requesting I press the F1 key?

Answer:Boot process hangs until I Press F1 key

I don't know how a Dell motherboard bios work but on my motherboard you can go into the bios and turn off press F1 key before boot.
Please make sure your cpu cooling fan is working as it should first.

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When I boot my new S10e it sometimes hangs on the Windows XP welcome screen.It happens too often not to care. Sometimes I have to shut it down and back up 5 times before it goes past it.Has anyone else seen this? It's a new machine and all I've done is update all microsoft patches, uninstall office 2007, and installed AVG free and openoffice.Any help would be appreciated, otherwise this little beauty will have to go back. :-(Marc

Answer:boot process hanging on welcome screen

Welcome to the forum marcvk, What happens when you boot Windows in safe mode?





__________________________________________John B @ forum.notebookreview.com

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I have just started getting a strange behavior during boot. A window appears saying 'Windows Installer preparing to install', because I do not know what this is I click Cancel. Then, after a delay another window appears saying 'Wait while Windows configures cc:Common', and I also Cancel that. What is going on here?
 

Answer:Unknown Install process during boot

Hi smarcher,
have you scanned your system with an Antivirus as well as anti-spyware programmes to make sure nothing has affected your system? Have you downloaded anything different lately that may have caused this? Do you do regular Automatic updates as if they aren't installed before closing your computer down, they can sometimes do their installation on booting up which might cause those windows to appear.
Regards Paula :S
PS cc common is to do with a creative common licence according to a google search.
 

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Hello All,

Error
When I power on my computer it starts the boot process for approximately 1 second and then my system turns itself off completely. After another second or so it turns itself back on and then repeats this cycle several times until it finally successfully boots. Once it turns on it remains stable for use (1-8 hours consecutively). I am mostly concerned about damaging other components by running the system without knowing the root cause. Does anyone have any ideas?

System Specs
I am running windows 7 and my system was built a year and a half ago with no hardware issues up to this point. Also I have not overclocked.
I5-4670k Quad Core 3.4GHZ
MSI Z87-GD65 Motherboard
ASUS Geforce GTX 660 OC DirectCU
Corsair XMS3 2X4GB
Corsair TX750 750W ATX 12V Single Rail
Western Digital Black 1TB
Noctua NH-U9B SE2 cooler

Troubleshooting
I have disconnected and reconnected all power to my motherboard and made sure everything is connected properly.
I booted without my hard drive.
I tried booting with each stick of RAM individually and in different DIMM slots.
Checked BIOS for voltages (PSU voltages listed below)
-3.3V - 3.36
-5V - 5.08
-12V - 11.96

Thanks in advance for any assistance and I appreciate all feedback.

-James
 

Answer:Constant Interruption During Boot Process

So this is a POST issue, check to make sure your CPU cooler is secured properly, it could be worth to disassemble and apply new thermal paste; otherwise the culprit could very well be the PSU, if you can manage to obtain a spare, you should try that next.
 

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Wanted to throw this wierd situation out there to see if anybody has any thoughts.

Unfortunate disclaimer, this is my sister-in-law's HP pavillion zv5000 laptop, and had a bunch of spyware/malicious stuff on it and she tried to reinstall windows. I have no record of exactly what malicious software was on here, and not sure if there is a way to find out.

So that is all behind us, but here is the wierd part:

The PC will just crash at different times as you boot to Windows XP. The longest i've been able to keep it on was about 5 minutes booting to safe mode w/ commnad prompt

But often i cant even get to the prompt.

If i get to the BIOS and run a HDD check, it passes the short check, but won't run the more detailed check.

So i am somewhat suspicious of the state of the HDD.

If i boot from the XP install disc in the CD drive though i also will get these random rapid power shutdowns.

any thoughts other than throwing this in the trash? been to HP, windows, symantec, and a number of other sites trying to find a solution, w/ no luck.

thanks!
 

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I've been given the assignment of building a new ISO for our workstations which include all the latest drivers and applications we need for our environment. I've pretty much got the thing set ( nlite, ask for it by name! ), but there is a process which runs on first boot which I want to remove from the image. I'm having a hell of a time finding it. I'm not sure if it's part of the standard XP installation process, or if it's an HP only thing. The window is called "Welcome to Windows XP", and it steps the user through registering, activating and setting up a user account on the local system. Obviously I won't need this, as it only creates more work for me later.

Any tips on how to remove this, or even where to look in the image? It's not under $OEM$, I checked that first.
 

Answer:Windows XP Install process; First Boot

nLite does this. Your basically just generating an answer sheet for that stuff. There is a part of nLite you can choose to put in your COA key and choose what settings you want for the installation process.
 

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no now i can't boot .. only in safe mode: what do i should i do? when i try a regular boot i get to personal settings loading then i get windows desktop image but no icons and hour glass disappears and the hdd light is steady (lit up) but after 12 minutes still no icons??
i had following errors when booted in safe mode..
Bingbar\7.1.360 muex\7.1.360\BingBarSetup-partner
and after sending mail from outlook..[shell Notify icon] failed to perform desired action.
 

Answer:infected cleaned with your process But won't boot??

i can't find the log for super spy. can u tell me where is and what its called. oh yea they're in notepad.i'll access and upload
 

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Hi Good Peoples,

Have a problem and am hoping for some help please.

My PC goes through the BIOS stage and starts to load Windoze 7, the GUI comes up and then it just stays there, goes into space with nothing happening.

I have booted in Safe Mode and that works, but it won't boot into Safe with Command Prompt or Networking.

I have tried the Repair my Computer option but that did not fix it. Then I did a System Restore but that did not fix it either.

Not sure as to what to do next.

Answer:Windows stops during boot process

Damn! It just got worse.

Now it won't even boot in safe mode.

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I am not sure how I got here but Win 10 hangs in the boot process. It hangs at the point where the login screen should be appearing. Actually it is the step before that as I don't get the picture. The system goes to a black screen and becomes unresponsive.

This used to be a dual boot machine, Ubuntu and Windows. With lots of help from the Ubuntu forum, I have the machine only trying to boot windows. The grub menu system has been removed.

Along the way I used the Ubuntu gparted. This tool is telling me that there is a corruption problem with the Windows OS partition. The RECOVERY partition looks clean.

Now if I strike f10 (I think) during the boot process I can get into the recovery menu system. If I choose to fix startup problems I can eventually get to a very scaled back version of Windows without networking. The debugging mode doesn't work and the boot logging mode doesn't work. I don't see my own account login but rather get an administrator account that seems to be built into windows. This account doesn't let me do simple things like turn on the networking.

At this point I am stuck. I guess I need to create some kind of a recovery thumb drive that will allow me to boot things "normally."

Help will be appreciated.

Answer:Windows 10 Hangs in Boot Process

have you got UEFI on this system? are you running MBR disks only? or a mix of both?

I've been playing around with triple boot for the last couple of weeks and I'm discovering all sorts of insights...

Diskpart (and Disk Management) is a devious swine and silently creates 128MB MSR partitions when you make a GPT disk (you need to delete the MSR, and for Windows benefit you must create the partitions in the correct order: MS recovery | EFI boot | 16mb MSR | Windows OS | then whatever else you want)Windows installers can't cope at all with more than one EFI boot partition. I've found the Linux Mint (17.3) installer can also stumble with more than one EFI (best to unplug your HDD/SDD and install them separately if you need multiple EFI, Grub Customizer can find all of the boot partitions later)The mere presence of a bootable MBR disk on system where Windows 7/10 is installed on UEFI/GPT can prevent Windows booting - the only solution is to unplug the MBR disk or nuke it with 'clean.'
On Linux + Windows dual/multi booting:

In my experience gparted does things that Windows doesn't like and corrupts Windows. In short, never use gparted to make your partitions on the disk where you install Windows. Do all your partitioning in Windows using Diskpart or Disk Management GUI. It's OK to use gparted to format the partitions for Linux you already created using Windows, but for safety I still prefer to use 'Disks' accessory in Mint/ubuntu.Grub Customizer has always been very useful on L... Read more

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Good Morning.

I have been running a quad boot system (Windows 10 new, Windows 10 older version , Windows 7 and recently I added Linux mint). Windows 10 new is on a SSD, Windows 10 Old is on a separate SSD. Windows 7 is on separate hard drive as was Mint. Now Mint is on it's own SSD.
All was working perfectly booting each using Easy BCD. So then I got the bright idea to add a new SSD for Linux. Which I did (my mistake I think) without unplugging all the other drives.
Now Grub is what boots first and gives me the option of Linux or Windows. If I select windows 10 it then restarts and goes to my Easy BCD screen for selecting which OS to run.
Tried unplugging all the drives except windows 10 but the system wont boot. Tried running boot repair from the windows start up disk several time and again won't fix it with all the drives connected or with each connected alone.
How can I remove grub and get back my normal Easy BCD boot screen?
Don't really want to re install everything.

Answer:Linux Grub took over my boot process.

warewasher2025 said:

Good Morning.

I have been running a quad boot system (Windows 10 new, Windows 10 older version , Windows 7 and recently I added Linux mint). Windows 10 new is on a SSD, Windows 10 Old is on a separate SSD. Windows 7 is on separate hard drive as was Mint. Now Mint is on it's own SSD.
All was working perfectly booting each using Easy BCD. So then I got the bright idea to add a new SSD for Linux. Which I did (my mistake I think) without unplugging all the other drives.
Now Grub is what boots first and gives me the option of Linux or Windows. If I select windows 10 it then restarts and goes to my Easy BCD screen for selecting which OS to run.
Tried unplugging all the drives except windows 10 but the system wont boot. Tried running boot repair from the windows start up disk several time and again won't fix it with all the drives connected or with each connected alone.
How can I remove grub and get back my normal Easy BCD boot screen?
Don't really want to re install everything.



try this link How to Remove GRUB | robinadr

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i start my dell computer and it loads the first screen loads the second then goes to the start with safe mode blah blah or windows normally no matter what option i choose it loads up to the xp loading bar and the reboots!

anyone help?
 

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I have a 4 year old Dell Dimension 4600 running Windows XP, with Norton 360 enabled. Recently,on pressing the tower start button absolutely nothing happens for up to 10mins. Green lights then flash and on repressing "start" the boot-up process proceeds as normal.Apart from running slowly all else appears OK.On switching off and restarting immediatly there is no delay. If I wait 3hrs there is a delay of 6min., and overnight it is again ca. 10min. Taking off all peripherals makes no difference. Dell have sent an Engineer on site and replaced the motherboard and CPU to no avail! Similarly it has been sent to their workshop for the same changes and although their report was that all was OK, I suspect they did not wait a few hours before retesting. Has anyone else experienced this - if so I should like to know of any solution? Thanks

Answer:Delay in starting boot-up process

Did they not check the PSU, because that looks as if it is on the way out.

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Good Morning.

I have been running a quad boot system (Windows 10 new, Windows 10 older version , Windows 7 and recently I added Linux mint). Windows 10 new is on a SSD, Windows 10 Old is on a separate SSD. Windows 7 is on separate hard drive as was Mint. Now Mint is on it's own SSD.
All was working perfectly booting each using Easy BCD. So then I got the bright idea to add a new SSD for Linux. Which I did (my mistake I think) without unplugging all the other drives.
Now Grub is what boots first and gives me the option of Linux or Windows. If I select windows 10 it then restarts and goes to my Easy BCD screen for selecting which OS to run.
Tried unplugging all the drives except windows 10 but the system wont boot. Tried running boot repair from the windows start up disk several time and again won't fix it with all the drives connected or with each connected alone.
How can I remove grub and get back my normal Easy BCD boot screen?
Don't really want to re install everything.

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How do i change the boot process from having to press F1 and then ENTER for the operating system, into a straight boot to desktop?

thanks much

Answer:[SOLVED] How do I change the boot process?

Hi gunwitch !

Enter the BIOS (look for some "press xx to enter setup" message), and either change the boot order priority to HDD first or look for the "Halt on" setting in the main tab and set it to "All but disk".

If you need to choose between several operating systems at startup then right-click my computer => properties => advanced => settings under startup and recovery => select the default OS and lower the delay to 1 (wouldn't set it to 0 in case you need to select the other OS at startup one day).

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Computer was doing updates 2 days ago and froze black screen. Now will not boot up. Starts process and then freezes. It did boot up once yesterday and was fine for a few hours, then got a message saying computer had a problem. Error message:SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (atikmdag.sys) Now its back to not booting up again, freezes with the HP logo on screen.

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I don't know when this happened but lately my boot process is crawling. It stops at the USB check for about 30 seconds then the memory test for 30+ seconds then checking the disks. Previously, it simply ran thru all of this and went straight into Windows. I looked thru the bios and couldn't see anything. Then I did a system config reset and just changed the screen logo to off. Still no change.

Any ideas?

Answer:System boot process is very sloooow

upload your MSINFO32.nfo file.
Click on the start button
Type "msinfo32" (without quotes) in the search bar of the start menu, click the resulting link. It will open the System Information window.
File>Save. In the "File Name" filed, put "MSINFO32" (without Quote), give the save location to desktop, and click the "save" button.
Give the time for processing, it will save a .nfo file on your desktop.
Zip it, and upload it following the instruction.

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I have a year old Toshiba Satellite L35-S1054. Running Windows XP Media. It will not boot. It will not go into safe mode. I see the Toshiba screen then the XP splash screen, it starts to boot though one complete cycle starts the second one then screen goes black. It will not go any further. In Safe Mode it starts booting, the last line says mup.sys. then it just stops.
When I tried to boot to the recovery CD it loads the ram drive then says Please wait. occasionally you can hear the fan spin, but nothing else. What do I need to check for? It is 3 weeks after the warranty went out.

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i saw in windows performance analyzer that post boot phase take long time. how i investigate more Detail what's make problem?

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I am experiencing the same exact problem as in this old thread:
Extremely slow boot up process

Solution from old thread: "Thanks but i removed a IDE hdd(80gb but quite old) that i forgot about and kept the one with Windows 7, now it boots up in less then 20 seconds"

The step-by-step process to solving this problem wasn't posted. Can someone explain to me how Florin500 fixed his/her problem so I can fix my computer?

My computer is running very slow. Here's is a record of my bootlog:

Code:

Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Version 6.1 (Build 7600)
1 27 2011 11:42:26.375
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\hal.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\kdcom.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\mcupdate_GenuineIntel.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\PSHED.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CLFS.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CI.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\Wdf01000.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\WDFLDR.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ACPI.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\WMILIB.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\msisadrv.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\vdrvroot.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\partmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\compbatt.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\BATTC.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIV... Read more

Answer:Extremely slow boot up process

Have you defragged your computer lately? Sometimes slow boot and load times can be fixed with a defrag.

Try Defraggler or Auslogic Disk Defrag. Both of them are free and do a good job.

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I am running Windows XP on a Gateway Notebook that my father gave to me 3 years ago. It's run beautifully since day 1 for me and I'v never had a problem until now. It starts by going to a selection screen for me to choose what mode I want to start in (ie. Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, etc) then, when I make a selection it starts booting until it gets to this:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\agpCPQ.SYS

then it stops and starts over. As much as I'd like to save everything on my c:\\ drive, I really don't care anymore... I just want to have my computer back! It keeps cycling through this and won't turn off unless it runs out of battery. Being the Gateway Notebook, it does not have a disk drive for me to attempt to boot from.. I'm at a complete loss. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

Answer:XP Continuously cycles thru boot process

Your hard drive may have died.

This will require a CD Write ROM as well as a blank CD.

Installing IMGBurn
Step 1: First you’ll need to download a program called IMGBurn from here: The Official ImgBurn Website


Step 2: Run the installer when asked and follow the onscreen installation guide.

Downloading Seagate Tools
Step 1: Next you will need to save Seagate Tools for DOS to a working PC.

Step 2: Make your way to this website here: SeaTools | Seagate

Step 3: Once there click the Downloads Tab at the top. Then select Seagate Tools for DOS.



Step 4: When asked to accept the terms and agreements press accept.

Note: By pressing accept you are stating that you agree and fully understand the documentation.

Step 5: Press the download button and save the file to your desktop.

Writing the File
Step 1: Returning to your desktop launch the IMGBurn software.

Step 2: In the menu of IMGBurn select Write Image file to Disk



Step 3: Select the Seagate Tools .ISO file to be burned to your black CD.



Step 4: Now we need to finish off by writing the file to the CD. Press the Write to CD button and allow the process to begin.

Running Seagate Tools
Step 1: Once IMGBurn has finished writing the CD, take the CD and put it into the PC to test.

Step 2: Reboot the PC. While it is booting keep pressing F8 until you are asked on which drive you should boot from.

Step 3: Select your CD ROM and Seagate tools should appear.



Step 4: Once Seagate tools... Read more

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   I've used a variety of laptops running Win95, Win98 and WinXP Pro over the years.   My previous models could be booted with no HDD in place or with an unformatted HDD in place,  just by using a bootable CD or DVD in the ODD position when the BIOS is set to boot from the ODD first.   I could use a Norton Ghost 2003 bootable CD, a Knoppix generic Linux bootable CD, and practically any other "Live CD" available for general purposes.    Not so with a Lenovo 500.   When I attached a new 320GB Seagate HDD into the prime place on the Lenovo R500, and used a Seagate DiskWizard Boot CD or the previously mentioned LiveCDs, I got a repeating error message, but no booting..   Ditto when I used a bootable DVD created from the Win7Pro64 installation ISO.  However, when I used the Lenovo supplied Recovery DVD, I was able to  boot with an unformatted HDD in place and with no error messages.    The Seagate DiskWizard program running under Win7 gives an option of creating a bootable USB drive to allow booting into the DiskWizard environment where there is no ODD available.   I set it up with the boot option "pci=nobios"     I was able to boot my R500 with this USB drive in place, and I was launched directly into the DiskWizard environment without error messages as long as there was a valid Win7 HDD installed.  However, simply by substituting an unformatted HDD in place, and repeating thi... Read more

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Hi

I have a problem when booting up Windows 7, it hangs at ''starting windows'' for 10 minutes and then works flawlessly. I've tried win7 build 7201, then upgraded to build 7229(both 64bit)and now i have win7 build 7231(32 bit) and still got the problem. Having tried different things like new nvidia drivers, new sound card drivers, different sata settings, disabled any secondary LAN adapters...etc I've decided to post here, maybe someone had the same problem and knows how to fix it.

My system:
Amd Athlon X2 5200+
nivdia 7300GT
2 gb ram
320 sata hdd

My bootlog:


Code:

Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Version 6.1 (Build 7231)
6 20 2009 08:32:24.375
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\halmacpi.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\kdcom.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\mcupdate_AuthenticAMD.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\PSHED.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\BOOTVID.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CLFS.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CI.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\Wdf01000.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\WDFLDR.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ACPI.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\WMILIB.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\msisadrv.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\vdrvroot.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\partmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRo... Read more

Answer:Extremely slow boot up process

It appears that some drivers just don't load correctly. Try using some programs called Uniblue. Works with 32-bit only though.
Uniblue > Windows Software Utilities Download & Free PC Scans
You can download them, then go to youtube and search uniblue serials.

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I am told that the Windows 7 OS uses a bootmgr to boot up windows. Can anyone explain this process in a way that I can understand.

lets start with the BIOS and the c:

What are these?

A master boot record (MBR)
A boot sector
A Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store

Thanks,
JMan

Answer:Can you explain the Win7 boot process

Hi -This link is listed as for Vista, (via Wiki), bit it is about the same for Windows 7 systems -Windows Boot Manager (BOOTMGR)Thank You -

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this is a strange one. picked up a friends pc that was hanging on the boot process even after passing post. i took the tower to my house, hooked it up to my monitor, kboard, mouse etc and it worked fine, did the same at my girlfriends, worked fine.When i took it back to friends house, plugged it all up and it hangs again on boot. removed kboard, mouse, speakers and basically, only had monitor connected after setting BIOS to halt on nothing and it hangs again, even though it passes POST.Can a fault in the monitor cable prevent PC starting..?any help, thanks in advance...

Answer:Can Monitor Stop Boot Process

Yes monitors/and therefore their cables too, can cause strange happenings - I even had a monitor once that corrupted an XP installation. I was so sure it couldn't be so, that after a Windows reinstall away from the clients, I connected the monitor again (with the same results :-((A replacement monitor cured things.

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Hi all,

I am currently studying for the 70-680 exam that I am taking in December. I was watching an online video around dual booting and VHDs.

Something the instructor said has confused me somewhat.

He was showing how to create a bootable Windows USB installation disk and basically said just partition the drive, make it active and copy the Windows installation folders/files from a DVD to the USB drive.

I was sure doing a simple file copy would not work, what about creating the boot sector on the drive ?

Anyway I followed the steps, made the partition active, copied the files and set BIOS to boot from the USB.

It worked.

So why are there posts out there where people are saying a boot sector must be created using BOOTSEC.EXE ?

So on a partition, all that is needed is to make it active and place BOOTMGR in root and then the BOOT folder with BCD store and the basic OS would be loaded ?

Hope I have made myself clear !

Thanks, Gary

Answer:Windows 7 boot process clarification

Can't help you on your question - not expert enough. However, I have read many times that Windows is not reliable for booting from an external USb drive. Perhaps you were lucky. I will try again and see if luck is with me as well.

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getting the above error after 3 fresh windows 10 installs, at various stages after the install. all seemed well for hours.

i had no viruses. i tried to reboot in all the offered manners (e.g. safe boot, debug, etc) but could never re-boot.

any idea why this is happened at various times?

thanks.

(i have an SSD, Intel i7 6600, MSI Z170A Gaming M3 motherboard, W10 Pro)

Answer:Can't Boot (Critical Process Died)

Hello jimlau,

There is a lot we can look at if you provide the files as requested in the instructions at the top of this page.

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Hi ,

I would like to remove programes from the boot to desktop process.

Not from the desktop start menue, but generally the programmes that end up running in the background and occupiying the sys tray thing in the bottom right of the screen.

I know its a word that you type into run in the start menue, witch then lists all the programmes running at start up , you can then untick unnecessary things you dont what to run at start up, which would equal quicker boot to desktop times.

What is that word? / what do i type into RUN to display this list.?

sorry but i just cant remember , cand find the peice of paper and 20 mins in google didnt help.

Chears for your time.

Happy new year n all that
 

Answer:Removing Programs from boot process

Msconfig

You might want to check each item in this Startup List , for information about it.

moper
 

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help!!!...

we are attempting to upgrade the harddrive in an asus eeepc 1005ha from 250 Gb to 750Gb. we purchased "Disk Director" by acronis and are using the cloning feature.

everything seemed to go well until we installed the new drive and it would not boot. the original drive was reinstalled and a second attempt was made to clone it.

the cloning process includes a reboot of the computer to start cloning. it would not boot. a screen comes up the says "windows failed to start. a recent hardware or software change might be the cause..." it then says that we need to use the installation disc and the repair computer feature.

the repair window on the disc will not come up, what starts is the recovery utility which reinstalls the OS and erases everything else.

is there any other way to repair this drive?

Answer:boot failure during cloning process

It's sometimes necessary to repair the clone by making sure Win7 partition or it's 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred if you have it) are marked Active in Disk Director, then boot the Win7 Installation DVD Repair Console or Repair CD to repair Win7 boot.

If you have the installation DVD Repair console is on the second screen after booting. You can burn a Repair CD like this: System Repair Disc - Create

Accept any offered Repair. If Win7 doesn't start, boot back into System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until Win7 starts.

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hi techies...

An intel celeron 1.0 ghz with 845 chipset machine with 64 MB pc 133 mhz ram takes time during the initial booting process.an 433 mhz machine much better than the former in ooting..what couil be the problem...
karthik
 

Answer:machine boot up process slow

What OS are installed on the two machines? Also a lot could depend on how many other devices are installed into the PC in terms of add on cards and adapters, as well as how much RAM is available etc.

We'd need a fair bit more info, especially about the second machine, to make any worthwhile comparisons.
 

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I have Windows XP. The updates are behind because I had some software that the update was too expensive to purchase the upgrade for drivers. Will not allow a safe mode boot either:cry
Since I cannot complete the boot I cannot download anything to clean....
 

Answer:Computer will not complete the boot process

Welcome to MajorGeeks!

The below CDs may help but you will have to get help in the Software Forum on using things like these since it is outside the realm of the Malware Forum to do this as we are too busy with actual malware removal. If you can no longer boot your PC in either normal boot mode or safe boot mode, there is not much we can do for you to remove malware other than suggest you scan the drive by slaving it into another properly protected PC. Note that if you have a laptop, slaving a laptop drive requires special hardware so this may not be an option for you. Or another option is using another PC to make CDs like the below and use them to scan your PC and perform many other tasks without Windows even being loaded. Sometimes this can help to get you started when all else fails.

* At the very earliest point of successfully getting into your machine - backup your important data.


Avira Rescue CD
AVG Rescue CD
BitDefender Rescue USB
F-Secure Rescue CD
Kaspersky Rescue Disk.
SystemRescueCD
Trinity Rescue CD

We will be here to help when you can provide us with logs from running our READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

Good Luck!
 

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I am not sure how I got here but Win 10 hangs in the boot process. It hangs at the point where the login screen should be appearing. Actually it is the step before that as I don't get the picture. The system goes to a black screen and becomes unresponsive.

This used to be a dual boot machine, Ubuntu and Windows. With lots of help from the Ubuntu forum, I have the machine only trying to boot windows. The grub menu system has been removed.

Along the way I used the Ubuntu gparted. This tool is telling me that there is a corruption problem with the Windows OS partition. The RECOVERY partition looks clean.

Now if I strike f10 (I think) during the boot process I can get into the recovery menu system. If I choose to fix startup problems I can eventually get to a very scaled back version of Windows without networking. The debugging mode doesn't work and the boot logging mode doesn't work. I don't see my own account login but rather get an administrator account that seems to be built into windows. This account doesn't let me do simple things like turn on the networking.

At this point I am stuck. I guess I need to create some kind of a recovery thumb drive that will allow me to boot things "normally."

Help will be appreciated.

Answer:Windows 10 Hangs in Boot Process

have you got UEFI on this system? are you running MBR disks only? or a mix of both?

I've been playing around with triple boot for the last couple of weeks and I'm discovering all sorts of insights...

Diskpart (and Disk Management) is a devious swine and silently creates 128MB MSR partitions when you make a GPT disk (you need to delete the MSR, and for Windows benefit you must create the partitions in the correct order: MS recovery | EFI boot | 16mb MSR | Windows OS | then whatever else you want)Windows installers can't cope at all with more than one EFI boot partition. I've found the Linux Mint (17.3) installer can also stumble with more than one EFI (best to unplug your HDD/SDD and install them separately if you need multiple EFI, Grub Customizer can find all of the boot partitions later)The mere presence of a bootable MBR disk on system where Windows 7/10 is installed on UEFI/GPT can prevent Windows booting - the only solution is to unplug the MBR disk or nuke it with 'clean.'
On Linux + Windows dual/multi booting:

In my experience gparted does things that Windows doesn't like and corrupts Windows. In short, never use gparted to make your partitions on the disk where you install Windows. Do all your partitioning in Windows using Diskpart or Disk Management GUI. It's OK to use gparted to format the partitions for Linux you already created using Windows, but for safety I still prefer to use 'Disks' accessory in Mint/ubuntu.Grub Customizer has always been very useful on L... Read more

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Hey. I've some trouble with my notebook, here are details:

Notebook: ASUS Eee PC 1001PX.
I used to think that the problem was with its hdd, but it's not. I've reinstalled OS through PC and it still doesn't work. On PC hdd works btw.
Then I realized that the problem can be related with bios and I can download new BIOS and reset it, but that option was wrong. He simply stood at this stage.
And the last one, what do I want to do is just use 2 items (which I don't have) mean hot air gun for dismantling its bios, then insert it into programmer and firmware it through PC. What do you think, the game worth the candle?

 

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Okay, so here's the deal. I had Windows Service Pack 2. Everything was just lovely, then I decided to FINALLY upgrade to Service Pack 3 because some high end Adobe products I was installing suggested it for better compatibility. Aiesh, so I took the plunge and tried to upgrade to Windows Service Pack 3. I was smart because of all the horror stories though and did a full backup up all my data including system state, etc. I set a system restore point, the whole nine yards. I upgraded with no problems but when the computer restarted it do so, got past POST, and the windows boot or load screen popped up with the loading bar. . . but windows never loaded! A lot of people report having problems where it get's past the windows load screen and just keeps cycle rebooting. Or it'll load to the user selection screen/welcome screen. This is not me, I am simply stuck at the windows load screen. (Picture below for reference)


So, I booted into safe mode with networking, searched for help EVERYWHERE and couldn't find any. -=/ By the way, I could boot into safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, and safe mode with networking. So I used my system restore point that had made before the SP3 upgrade and now I am typing to you from the comfort of my Service Pack 2. But this ticks me off because I want SP3 on my system for the sake of those Adobe programs and just because I can't get the dern thing on there it bugs me. Does anyone have a suggestion for me as to WHAT is stopping me from have ... Read more

Answer:Installed Windows Service Pack 3 Now Windows won't load past Windows Boot Load Screen

Hi sirdanceal0t,
I had a similar problem when Windows XP SP3 was released it was only designed for Intel processors, so if you have a AMD processor it will cause your system not to load, if you are running a AMD processor if i were you try and get back to the System Restore Point or if that fails reimage your pc and just before installing SP3 looks for the patch/fix for your processor model, then install SP3 and it should all be fine.

On the other hand if you have a Intel processor i woulldn't know what to advise.

Swain90

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This just started happenning today, I cold booted my computer this morning, everything loads like normal, but when i try to run firefox nothing happens. I suspected I tried to run it too soon before the system loaded all the startup processes, but after I restart, windows did a CHKDISK. Then reboot, everything worked fine. I came back this evening, samething happened again, except this time, firefox said it can't find some file . . . The rebooted, CHKDISK started again. After CHKDISK rebooted once more, everything seemed fine, and firefox loads up normally.

What could be causing this problem? Could be virus? I am most concerned with whether this foreshadows a hard disk failure, because I have a lot of data that I can't afford to loose. Any help will be appreciated, thanks.
 

Answer:need help: Can't load firefox once in a while --> Boot up CHKDISK on following boot

If you're worried about a possible hard disk failure, why not back up now?

As for firefox, you may want to try uninstalling, then re-installing to bring it back around if you're running a Windows box.
 

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Hi there,
First I'm new to this forum so forgive me in case I make mistakes or not following rules correctly.
Symptom: W2K SP3 hangs during boot process. Can get passed user logon but next my desktop is not fully loaded, taskbar and start button are inactive and i can not start any application. Explorer.exe goes to 100% and needs to be killed in order to pass control to some debugging programs (regclean, HJT, etc). Same issues are present in Safe Mode.
HJT log looks suspicious and shows traces of bestreak infection (refer to O21 and O22) Can you please help verify the rest of my HJT log and provide some guidence for clean up.
Thanks a lot in advance for looking into this and helping out!
Regards,
Frederik

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I recently reloaded a fresh XP Home on a reformatted C: partition, and added SP2 and all updates. On most but not all occasions when I boot from cold, the message comes up "C:\windows\system\config.sys is either missing or corrupt. You may attempt a repair ete etc." I bypass it by hitting any key and the machine boots up and loads Windows. I do not believe that config.sys is either missing or corrupt, but there is some sort of timing error which throws this up. Does anyone have an opinion on the cause of this and any idea on how to remove the problem please, (apart from attempting the repair of course)?

Answer:config.sys missing or corrupt on boot process

scan an defrag the drives and retry.

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Hello Techguy community,
I have some issues regarding my Win 7 Prof Computer (64bit).
A couple weeks ago I've been playing an online shooter and the screen froze and the Pc shut off. This continued to happen and sometimes it showed a bluescreen before shutting down.
I am only able to start it in safe mode and i cannot use system repair/recovery or system image restore.
In safe mode I found a bunch of minidumps that displayed the Error: "WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR"
Can someone help me with this issue?
Kind regards,
Addixy
 

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I'm having issues with my laptop in that it takes 10+ minutes to complete booting up after restart. I'm also receiving messages that it needs to increase the page file every time. Before I start tracking down possible hardware issues, I want to make sure that there isn't anything virus/spyware that is causing it to bog down. Everything is up to date, and I ran AVG Spyware, Spybot SD, and AdAware a few days ago. Please let me know if I need to clean anything.

Thanks,
Butz

DSS Results
Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by John and Jennifer on 2007-12-26 20:42:12
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
7: 2007-12-27 01:42:27 UTC - RP504 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
6: 2007-12-25 03:39:14 UTC - RP503 - Removed GSP Sudoku
5: 2007-12-25 03:37:31 UTC - RP502 - Remove CloneCD
4: 2007-12-24 14:14:21 UTC - RP501 - System Checkpoint
3: 2007-12-23 1326 UTC - RP500 - Software Distribution Service 3.0


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-12-23 10:16:16 UTC - RP498 - Removed DeLorme Street Atlas USA 2007 Service Pack 3.


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 248 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


-- HijackThis (run as John and Jennifer.exe) -------------------... Read more

Answer:Slow Boot Process/Memory Issues

That all looks fine...no malware.I suggest you increase your page files..

http://www.serverwatch.com/tutorials...le.php/2178941

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I have a Crystal ISA audio card that I have tried in both ISA slots and it hangs the boot process.
I believe I have used the card elsewhere and it worked, but I'm not sure. Do I assume it is bad? Computer boots fine without it. No jumpers on card.

I'm running 2k on a Soyo BX chipset MB.
 

Answer:ISA audio card hangs boot process

Jumperless ISA sounds like a PnP card which you should configure from either DOS or Windows, the first in this case. It's probably an IRQ conflict, ISA sound cards typically use IRQ 5 or 7.
 

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I have a Studio 1558, originally windows 7, upgraded to 10 a year or so ago.  When I try to boot it makes it to the password login screen, I successfully enter password then screen just goes blank. I ran diagnostics and everything passed. I tried the disconnect battery and power cable trick, no go.  Any idea what else I can try?  Thx!

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Hey guys thanks for your time,

Ive recently got XP Defender popping up on my PC. The second I saw the "VIRUS DETECTED" baloon popup in the taskbar, I knew it was something malicious. I instantly pushed the hard boot button on my PC hoping to cut off or prevent any further install or damage. But the damage was already done.

When I got back into windows I tried to run Malewarebytes and of course it wouldnt start. MSconfig and RedEdit were conviently disabled by 'administrator'. Ok so I reboot again to start in SAFE mode, but theres a problem. F8 brought up the prompt ok, but as soon as I tried to select safe mode my keyboard stopped responding. Thinking it was a coincidence I hardbooted and tried again - same thing, keyboard wont work to select the boot method. Ok so now I try to get back into windows and it wont start. As soon as the "loading percentage bar" comes up at the bottom, it 'loads' about 10% (visually) and just stops. So now I cant get into windows. Not knowing what to do I decide to put the Windows XP CD into the ROM and try to do a system repair, or even a reformat but! - You guessed it, when I get the prompt to boot from CD, my keyboard wont work!!

I've never encountered a Virus that disabled my booting options and hardware before windows even starts. Im completley dumbfounded on what my next step is.

Can any of you gentlemen offer assistance?

Thanks for your time,

Jeremy
 

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When you boot into safemode it prints a list of files on screen as it boots up.
If during this process the computer stalls and you see a file name at the bottom of the screen such as blabblalba.sys (blalblalba in place of the file) does this mean that this file is the last file to successfully load or that it hung up while loading this file?
 

Answer:Windows Safe Mode boot up process ?

I think its the last that loaded correctly, but thats just my opinion
 

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Fellow Geeks,
I added a Matrox G400 GPU to my Intel D815EEA2 mobo (has onboard graphics). I plugged my monitor into the card and made no changes to the BIOS. Now when I reboot I hear about 6 or 7 beeps from the internal speaker and see nothing on the monitor until the XP Pro opening screen.
The experts here advised me that the OS would recognize the hardware change and no BIOS changes were necessary. I suspect that in order to see the BIOS screen (memory test, hit Del to enter setup, etc.) I must tell the BIOS to use the AGP video card and NOT the onboard.
Am I correct?
Can anyone step me through the fix?
Thanks much.
 

Answer:Video card changed boot process?

most new boards will auto-detect but perhaps that board's behavior takes it a while to switch to the AGP card. I would disable the onboard video and force AGP and see what happens.
 

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Hello.
I own a P70-A-11Q . Almost from the first day i received the device i have problems with booting up.
The OS is installed on a 250GB SSD .

While i turn on the laptop and its still on the boot process it shuts down unexpectedly without any error message.
This happens almost every 2nd time i try to turn on the laptop.

I know this is not much information but i do not have any logs or something i can help you further.
Regards

Answer:Satellite P70-A-11Q - Windows 8.1 shuts down during boot up process

You are right. It is not much information and on this virtual way it is not easy to say what the problem is.
Is your notebook preinstalled with original OS that you got with it? I presume only modification is SSD upgrade, right?
So if I understand you right you have exchanged original HDD with new SSD and installed original recovery image on it.
Has this problem started immediately after upgrade to SSD?
When you put old HDD inside does the same happen again?

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Computer Specs: Windows 7 SP1 Professional 64-bit, Gigabyte Intel Z77 GA-Z77X-UD5H Motherboard, Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz, 14GB RAM, Nvidia Geforce GTX 570, Corsair Neutron Series GTX 120GB SSD, Western Digital 1.5 TB WD15EARS HDD, Samsung SH-B123L 12x Blu-ray disc combo drive, and a Corsair Enthusiast Series 850-Watt power supply. I'm using a bootable USB instead of a Windows CD. Havn't installed my Virus software yet.Hi all, I recently switched Windows from my HDD (1.5TB) to my new SSD! I decided to back-up everything to an external hard drive and go ahead with a clean install of Windows 7 Pro (x64) onto the SSD. Well I've done all of that, updated all of my drivers, and transferred all of my files/excetra back to my computer using the SSD as the drive that holds windows/Users/and all of the basics, and my HDD holding everything else. My problem is that upon boot up of my computer, I have to go through an aggravating process to get it to start! When I turn it on, it shows my Motherboard screen for a few seconds (like it should), but then goes to a black screen with a blinking underscore for like 5 minutes before it shows "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert  boot media in selected boot device and press a key". I'll press Enter and then it will load my SSD and windows will start up like normal and all is good with the world. But the whole point of my getting an SSD was to cut my startup time by a lot, n... Read more

Answer:HELP! Annoying boot up process after clean installing to New SSD

Try changing the boot order in your BIOS so the SSD is the first disk (With the exception of DVD/USB drives if you want to boot them automatically), this will hopefully solve the problem.  What I presume is happening is that it's seeing a boot sector on your old hard drive and trying to boot that (which it can't) and then giving up.

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Windows - boot process & simple troubleshooting

This is the (simplified) boot sequence for Windows NT, 2000, XP and 2003:

BIOS: performs Power On Self Test (POST)
BIOS: loads MBR from the boot device specified/selected by the BIOS

MBR: contains a small amount of code that reads the partition table, the first partition marked as active is determined to be the system volume
MBR: loads the boot sector from the system volume

BOOT SECTOR: reads the root directory of the system volume at loads NTLDR

NTLDR: reads BOOT.INI from the system volume to determine the boot drive (presenting a menu if more than 1 entry is defined)
NTLDR: loads and executes NTDETECT.COM from the system volume to perform BIOS hardware detection
NTLDR: loads NTOSKRNL.EXE, HAL.DLL, BOOTVID.DLL (and KDCOM.DLL for XP upwards) from the boot (Windows) volume
NTLDR: loads \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM which becomes the system hive HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System
NTLDR: loads drivers flagged as "boot" defined in the system hive, then passes control to NTOSKRNL.EXE

NTOSKRNL.EXE: brings up the loading splash screen and initializes the kernel subsystem
NTOSKRNL.EXE: starts the boot-start drivers a... Read more

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