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Q: Restart Looping

A friend of mine bought a new laptop Acer 4750G intel core i3 with 2gb of ram and 1gb of video card, 64 bit. The said unit has no OS installed when he bought it thus, he ask me to install windows 7 ultimate. The installation of win 7 was successful together with the third party softwares. I activated the OS by executing the "[deleted by mod]" and the computer will restart automatically.

My question is why the computer restart repeatedly after activating the OS. i did the same procedure a lot of times and it gives me the same result. I firmly believe that there's no problem with my installation disc (32/64 bit) as i was using it in a 32 bit computer for more than a year now.

thank you for any assistance that you can give

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A: Restart Looping

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Hello, I am brand new & not a real computer geek. I can normally follow instructions. But, I did not know how to get the report that is ask for in the Posting Instructions. Sorry I failed.
I will try to be as clear as possible with what I have done or any info you need.

Windows 7 32 bit Full retail
HP Pavilion a6110n
It was a clean install 4 months ago onto a new hard drive. At the same time I got a new card and installed a second monitor. I?ve had no problems until now.
As soon as it boots I get a pop up saying ?Windows explorer has stopped working? immediately flashes to ?Windows Explorer is restating?. All desktop icons disappear but, the desktop background stays so, it is not completely shutting down on each restart. I only have 5-10 seconds between starts.
I have disconnected everything except Keyboard, mouse, and monitor.
I have tried to boot into safe mood and the screen just stays black?it does NOTHING.
I have tried to boot from the original Windows 7 CD and it boots from the hard drive not the CD.
System Restore says it cannot restore no matter what point I have tried. It says it is possibly being blocked by anti virus even though I think I have turned everything off. But, it is constantly restarting so I am not sure if everything is staying off.
I can do a Control Alt Delete and get into task manger. Task manager shows: Processes 55 , CPU Usage 0-40%, Physical Memory 33%
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A:Restart looping

AMLC,

Welcome to SevenForums.

Insert your Win DVD.

Shut down your computer.

Remove power from you computer.

Reapply power.

Start your computer and IMMEDIATELY start tapping the F2 key.

This will get you into the bios where you can change the boot order to boot first from the optical drive.

On some systems, you can tap the F12 key to do a "one-time only" boot order change.

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Ok, so I've tried contacting Microsoft Support several times, and they just keep sending me back to the form to request for help. I've given up hope on them. Anyways, here is my problem.

My computer is set to automatic update. I saw that it was updating, and instead of telling me it needed to restart, it restarted on its own. When it tried to restart, it gave me an error message saying that my sfc_os.dll file was missing before it restarted itself again. It then gave me the option to go into safe mode, which I did. It gave me a few memory errors then finished loading. Before I could do anything, it restarted again. It continued to do this till it stopped loading safe mode. It gets to the Windows XP loading screen, then restarts back.

I have tried restoring to last good known configuration, and it fails every time. When it goes to load now, it asks to run chkdsk, it freezes during the 2nd step. I have tried my hdd in my brother's computer which is the exact same model as mine, and was able to run chkdsk as well as load into windows. However, it didn't appear that the drivers for the mouse loaded as I wasn't able to use it and eventually the keyboard stopped working. I did scan it with Malwarebytes and Norton and nothing was detected. I was thinking that because of the memory errors, I could try replacing the RAM in my computer with those of my brothers and see if I make any progress. I don't think that's the only problem, but I coul... Read more

A:Restart Looping

Compaq Recovery/Restore CDs, http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...ocname=bph07143Without a disk to reinstall/repair the O/S...and inability to boot into XP, there's little you can do to troubleshoot/correct whatever is wrong (IMO).FWIW: Reference on the file mentioned, http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintas...library/sfc_os/Louis

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-AMD Duron, 1.35 GHz. Put the thing together myself. Its got a
PCchips K7 Motherboard (model M863AG/G), 256 MB RAM, 15 GB Hard Drive, and CD/DVD Player.

Today my second major crash has occured. The PC had been on and working for several hours, until it was in midsong on Media Player. No response from any input, frozen screen, and constant hard disk activity. I restarted the PC, but it locked up again as soon as login screen appeared. Now, I cant even get that far. The PC will get up to the Windows loading screen, and will automatically restart, no matter what i do. I've tried Safe Mode, Last Known Configuration, unplugging my guitar stuff from the PC, etc. etc.

Notworthy previous problems

A similar problem occured when i had my 40 GB and 15 GB hard disk working together. There was a loud annoying clicking noise coming from the hard disk. Constant hard disk activity (even tho no apps were running) and then crashing. Blue screens saying it was physically dumping my memory due to problems. fortunately i was able to transfer the files i needed from the 40 GB storage drive to the 15GB (where windows runs off of). Immediately afterwards, the 40GB became nonexistent. I scanned the 15GB afterwards and found no viruses. Thing were working well...

For about a week ive heard a fast repetive quiet clicking within my computer, and I just assumed it was my case rattling since i didnt have it screwed on fully. But even if its taken off, i still hear it. I have not been ... Read more

A:Continuous Restart Looping

Does your pc freeze or does it restart?

If it restarts can you hear a clicking sound from you Power Supply?

I had a faulty Power Supply a while ago and it sometimes but not always would do multiple restarts whilst Windows was still loading. Ususally I could hear a click just before the restart. If you can he a click to then try using a friend's power supply, preferably a friend who know knows more about pc's than you so that he can help you with installation. If the issues are gone then you obviously have a dying power supply on you hands, if not then I can't offer any more help.

Or maybe just take the pc to a pc fix-up place and allow them to determine if it is the power supply or not.
 

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Hi,

I am the IT manager here, one of our XP Professional machine has issue.

When i start the machine, it has the XP loading screen (with the window XP logo), which is normal.
Then after that, it will restart the machine by itself, so it will keep looping to restart, i never can get into the desktop. why?

I tried to use my XP CD to do a repair or chkdisk, it tried to load all the system files, then i said it failed because some .sys corrupted.

I am thinking to do chkdisk, any boot CD chkdisk utility? or give me any suggestion for this issue!

Please give me some advise,
Tommy

A:XP machine keep looping to restart

Can you boot into safe mode?Try the last known good configuration option?http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm#02It helps if you provide...exact error messages. I'm sure that MS has millions by now and it's impractical to guess what the system is trying to tell you.Do you have MS XP CDs...or recovery/restore disks provided by the system manufacturers?Louis

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At first windows loads up as usual to desktop. After about 30 seconds, it randomly restarts and after that it keeps getting stuck at boot logo and then restarts again looping over and over again.

This also happens on safemode. I managed to uncheck automatically restart option on sysdm.cpl with the 30 seconds that I had, but even after doing that, the restart looping persists. I dont know what to do.

The last time windows worked normally, I played Forza Horizon 4 with logitech g29 steering wheel and shifter which was working perfectly fine for 4 days after I got the steering wheel. The next day I go to turn my computer on and this happened.

Specs:

MOBO: ASRock FM2A58M-HD+

RAM: 18GB Mushkin Stealth 997069S DDR3

CPU: AMD A10-6800k 4.1 GHz Quadcore FM2 socket With AMD Radeon HD 8670D graphics

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060

Storage: Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD
 

A:Windows 10 automatic looping restart

Boot with the Windows DVD / USB stick and choose Repair
 

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I have somehow managed to infect my desktop (microsoft xp home edition)during a download process. I was opening an application that, in retrospect I should not have. Anyway as soon as it opened I knew it was bad!!! I attempted to lockdown the computer but no good. I whipped out the power cable as quick as possible but too late im afraid. Now my desktop is left in a conituous startup loop. It gets as far as booting to the windows screen but then begins an automatic reboot. I have tried atrating both in safe and last known modes to no avail. I think I may be looking at a system reboot from disk(which I cannot find), if so will I be able to retrieve my data from harddisc?
I feel extremely stupid for having opened the file. I did scan it with spyware doc. previously but got an all clear. Is there anything that i can do? And perhaps there is some info you can share with me in relation to checking any files that you are unsure of in the future.

Thanking you in advance.

A:xp desktop infected and looping restart

Hello and welcome to TSF

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HP Pavilion 761n, 1.67 GHz, 512 mb, XP Home Edition

This crazy machine freezes to the point of no return at random. Sometimes, but not always, the screen will have a green strip and the rest of it rust color at freeze time, but usually the screen remains intact.

Get this: When you push the power button on the front of the machine it will go into a loop cycle from blue HP logo screen to selecting which type of Safe mode to use, back and forth. The only way the machine will start correctly is by flipping the surge protector button off and wait for the green light on the power supply to turn off. Then you flip it back on and use the power button on the front of the machine.

Another thing: I set up DSL for the client and it was working fine. When the machine froze, and got it powered up, the DSL modem works fine, but the computer will not access the Internet.

Are these symptoms the power supply? Could it be the CPU? Could it be the USB pulling down the power supply? I ask this because when the HP all-in-one USB printer was power on, the system seemed to freeze a bit more. How can I determine the problem? I used AIDA32 to check the system, all the fans were running on the inside and it indicated no problems. Help!

Mars
 

A:Machine freezing then looping in restart

Even the best of us can overlook the simple things at times so here are a few questions for you.

Are you using a firewall or antivirus program?
Have you gotten any error messages?
Have you checked the Device Manager for any yellow !'s?
Have you tried booting to "last known good configuration"?
Have you tried System Restore?
Have you checked msconfig/startup to disable programs not necessary at startup?
 

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I was getting ready to watch a movie on my Windows Vista Ultimate computer but I had noticed it was running rather slow so I decided to restart my computer. I clicked the restart option through the Start menu and it went to the shutting down screen... then it stayed there w/o moving for 10 minutes and I didn't see any updates or anything that would delay the shut down of my computer... so I then pressed the restart button on my computer case and it went to bios and went straight to this screen>>>
STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
\SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE
or its log or alternate.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.


Collecting data for crash dump
Initializing disk for crash dump
Beginning dump of physical memory.
Dumping physical memory to disk: 0%
It continually goes from 0% to 100% then reboots and it won't let me start in any of the modes such as safe mode or previously booted mode or anything.. it just continually loops to the blue screen of death message I get above.
Does anyone have any idea on how to fix this problem??? THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!
Sandra
 

A:Vista Ultimate BSOD looping restart HELP!!!

Try a system restore from the Vista recovery environment.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial142.html
 

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Roughly 2 hours ago I went to restart my father's computer to install Windows 7 updates. While restarting, I received the attached image instead of the loading Windows screen. No matter which of the option given it always will loop back to said screen after a brief Windows loading screen.

F1 key loops it back
Delete key gives me an error sound and will not proceed
F12 gives me a BIOS screen, but if I exit it, I am given the same manufacturer screen

His computer is a Gateway SX2802

Gateway SX2802-07 Specs - CNET

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

A:Manufacturer error screen looping after restart

Most probably is Hard disk failure.

The 2 sentence from below, Port 3 Device Error

SATA Port 3 is the Seagate hard disk
Also it mentioned S.M.A.R.T. Cable as Status BAD

Need to remove the Hard disk.
Hence it will always show this screen if you do not remove the BAD HDD.

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Few months back my dell inspiron 3537 64-bit 6GB ram with i5 processor has fell down from table. It worked well even though there was a crack on the backside of the screen near right hinge.  But now from past one week it  giving trouble in many ways ! Whenever I try to start it it either starts to give continuous short beeps or goes into looping restart. I can hear the drive sound and see power led glowing but the screen doesnt display anything except for changing from dark black to light black. Hdd led also doesnt blink. Please help me configure the issue and solve it.

A:Inspiron 3537 gives continuous short beep and looping restart

How many beeps between pauses?
Can you get to the Dell diagnostics (F12 at powerup) -- press immediately after starting the system?

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acer aspire z5610 i have my computer is on for maybe hour or so then i hear the beep then stop then beep comes back looping sound continues then computer freezes then automatically shutdown restart it self i took it back to acer giving them say problem they did the test but they said they quote it fine but still having it

i dont know why i had this machine for a yr now it started to act up i sent my computer to be repair at acer they repair it problem is the thing still there
Can anyone help me

A:computer looping sound automatic restart computer

Hello,

Please run: Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Also run these hardware diagnostics:

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

All three Prime95 tests: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-prime95.html

If you get any BSODs, provide us with: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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Hello everyone,

Insert any USB device to this computer, Computer keeps restarting and it wont stop doing that until I remove the usb device. I tried with all the usb ports on this computer and problem is the same. Even by hooking up a usb keyboard or mouse, computer wont get to the login screen. it keeps on restarting. It wont even go into 'safe mode'.
Anyone have any clue whats going on and the solution to fix it?

My appreciations in advance!.
 

A:Insert a USB device to this computer, It is going to restart and restart and restart

scroll down to 400, might help.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
 

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Q: Looping

I own a intel inside mdgflex laptop and it has been looping for 12 hours now and I need it for my school work
I am wondering if anyone knows what to do
I have tried to turn it off 3 times
Held the F8 and F10 button and it still loops
 

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I have a compaq presario 700us laptop. I needed more ram. I went to a web site that said my maximum ram was 640. so i called office depot to compare prices. they said according to pny.com my max ram is 384. I cant remember exactly but somewhere around there. but the highest they make is 256.

so i went back to the other web site, found a tech ph # and asked them to explain how they figure my max ram could be 640. they said they tested and tested the same pc as mine and 640 worked great. but the biggest they made was 512. fine, i bought it. i put it in. worked great for days.

Then I decided to go high speed. aol with roadrunner light. downloaded aol 9.0 with all it comes with. got started and then things started hanging up. then got an error message. some file missing. my laptop is at home right now but if someone can help me i can write back and get the error message. basically, it brings up a black screen with lots of writing on it giving me the choice to start up0 in safe mode, safe mode with networking, last good known config... i clicked on every single one, it reverts right back to the same screen. i would reboot, try again, take the battery out, unplug, plug back in, reboot, same thing, like it wont go any further.

so I got out the 3 disc set of quick restore. inserted disc 1, said i would lose everything, fine i said okay, brought up another screen, are you sure, press 1 and enter. i did, brought up the first page again asking me if i was s... Read more

A:My Pc Looping, Getting Nowhere

According to the site that computer came with 256Mb of RAM. It also staes you can only upgrade to 384Mb.http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/generic...cname=c00009633

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Q: Looping

When I try to get on Facebook my laptop starts to redirect. It goes very fast. It just loops from Facebook to redirect. I have to close the window down to get it off. This is a Windows 7.

A:Looping

Hi ladywolf419, welcome to TSF..

where are you being redirected to?

Are other sites affected?

Have you noticed any performance issues lately....things like slow online browsing etc?

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I don't know if I'm using the correct terminology but my computer ,Dell XPS 700, dual everything. XP Media Center

1. Trying to restart, motor accelerates but gets to the Dell logo screen and then winds back down to Point A. Will continue this "looping" (the windup and wind down indefinitely) and cannot get into computer.

2. Have found unrecognized program "Keenfinder"

3. Get message in taskbar to run "chkdsk utility file corrupted". I've done it 3 times and each time it is pointing out a different file. Example: Java.

4. Am including Hijack This log in case anyone sees anything. Thank you for taking the time to read this and come to my aide. You all are angels!!

Merry Christmas!!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:14:13 PM, on 12/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal
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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\netdde.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Creative Labs Sh... Read more

A:Anybody else looping?

Post that log on this forum for expert help

http://forums.techguy.org/54-malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/
 

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Heloo Everybody... Yesterday I was Playing Game on My PC And suddenly My PC Display All Colourful Dots appeared So I Restarted By Pressing My restart button.. But my PC doesnt turn On.. I unpluged everything and drain all power Since nothing had happend... When I turn on my PC The Light Around power button Appears and after few seconds It Restarts again and again..
I had check All Thing but nothing help.... Can Anybody helped.. Please.
My CPU Doesn't start... The Monitor display and Key board all are blanck... Only Mouse Light Appears but the light under the mouse doesn't Appear
 

A:PC IS Looping Again and Again

1) How old is your system? 2) What is the make and model of your power supply? Without being able to see it it sure sounds like your power supply is the culprit.
 

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Q: looping

Hi
My XP Pro will not boot it attempts to load and just continues to re-boot etc.
I never made a boot disk(shame on me its my kids) and the XP Software was preloaded.
ALso there is no floppy drive so I cant download startup disks from Microsoft.
I do have use of the cd&dvd drives but I have nothing to load.
Any help would br greatly appreciated
Thanks,Norm
 

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New here...hello all.

Does anyone know of a program that will continually cycle through all open Windows? Kind of like an automatic Alt-Tab?

I need it for monitoring purposes. Thanks.
 

A:Looping Alt-tab app

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Q: looping

hello, real quick, i need a free program for playing a wmv for tonight, right now i am using DivX player, but i dont know how to keep it playing over and over on its own any help.

what about a different player i can load really quick and its free?

thanks it is for my sons visitation, lost him sunday at 13 months..

i would put his pic up but dont know how..

ron
 

A:looping

Do you have Windows Media Player? Play -> Repeat (checked)
alt+enter = Full screen btw
 

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Q: Looping

Hi There People

Has anybody had this problem before.

My screen freezes and whats on the screen just stays there,like it is in suspended animation or continual looping.

Ctrl Alt Del does not even show up.

Once the mouse un-freezes, I can not even click the cross to close the site.

I have done a full scan and no viruses or trojans etc

I have got this far without a freeze so I will get this posted before it happens

I am running XP Home

Regards

Tony

A:Looping

Hello tony,

Can you please post full system specs. Also how old is this computer?

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Q: Looping

Last night I had just finished getting rid of a Trojan infection w/Spyhunter. I then installed CA anti-spy/anti-virus when system began to reboot, it went into a random loop process. CPU would get to desktop & begin to reboot again. I turned computer off overnight to let things cool down & started fresh this morning. Same thing began to happen & would reboot to various stages & would begin to reboot again.
I tried opening in Safe mode w/no success. I tried rebooting w/my Wdws XP disk w/no success. I'm just not literate enough to know what's going on. Can anyone help me?

A:Looping

Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive, and then restart the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.Type: chkdsk /rIt's important to have a space before the "/".To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

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Last night, I ran a spy hunter program that came up with 65 issues, mostly cookies. I cleaned up those and was required to reboot my computer.

After reboot... the log in screen appeared and the only option was "other user". I tried several things but noted the computer kept going back into a reboot... sometimes the screen would show "My PC", sometimes other things but the rebooting continued.

I tried to go into Safe mode by clicking the F8 and the shift F8, wouldn't work. I tried the "Restart your PC. When you get to the sign-in screen, hold the Shift key down while you select Power > Restart."... that didn't work.

Now each time the computer restarts, I get a red screen with:

The local Session Manager service failed the sign-in
The RPC server is unavailable.

And an "OK" button....

When I click on OK, I get the Other User log in which I can't access...

Wait a minute or so , the thing reboots again.

Help

A:Can't log in, looping

Use a system restore point if you have one.

Else restore from a disk image if you have one. (Everyone should use disk imaging routinely - Macrium Reflect (free) recommended by many here)

Another possibility might be to manually restore the system backup of your registry.
I'll guess you don't have the above means of restoring your system, so you're left with the hope this may be feasible.

This won't help you directly at this stage from what you've said, so for reference only:
Accessing Safe Mode in Win 10 is not by hitting F8 on boot by default. (My boot time to the lock screen is around 13s - no time). You access Safe Mode typically by SHIFT + Restart and navigating thru a sequence of prompts, or by booting from Win 10 install medium, and via Repair thrua similar sequence of prompts.
Also see:
Safe Mode - Start Windows 10 in - Windows 10 Forums

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Hello all ..thanks for your great work

I was not sure if I should post here or in the spyware area

I ran malwarebytes after a infection that said something about hard drive problems ...my fried was good enough to run the varmint and then announce that he had saved my computer ....

I ran Malewarebytes had 19 infections ...I have used it so many times in the past I guess I got soft and didn't even look at the infections..I just hit remove all ...then as it removed I did notice 3 of them said something about rootkit ....I thought hmmm that cant be good

now it goes tot he windows screen first pass of the slide ball ..and it reboots again ...will not go into safe mode either
its a HP Box win xp pro sp3
no recovery on it

no discs hit f11 for recovery ..I asume that will format and ect ect

A:XP looping

Can you hit F8 just after the HP Logo and enter safe mode, or at least try to?

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I have a HP Pavilion a1350n desktop, at first it has been looping at boot-up. I have un checked automatically restart in recovery/start-up.
Now it takes me to the blue screen with the message of oX0000007E.
I can enter safe mode and have run AVG, SuperAntiSpyware and advancedSystemCare.
When I re-boot, I still come back to the blue screen. Anyone have any help?
:angry:
Also gave an AFD.SYS eror with a win32/patched.dx, have not received it since.

A:hp looping

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. I would like you to start a new thread and post a DDS log HERE and include a link to this thread. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started before you start your thread.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient. Help is on the way!

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Hello people. I am an experienced fixer-of-PC's, but tomorrow I am picking up an 8.1 desktop which is looping, and from what I read on web yesterday, it can be difficult to get in via safe mode with machines running 8.1, which I may want to do quite early on. Apparently the F8 key input does not work because the bootup is so fast it is done before that input is recognised - really?? I am wondering what else I need to know before I start. I know nothing about the machine - what sort of drive etc - the owner isn't even sure he can find the OS disk, so I fear I am in for a fun time, not. I have worked on a couple of Windows 8 machines previously but not to troubleshoot boot problems. Picking brains on here will give me some hope that I will work out the how-to's. Thanks

A:how do I get into a looping 8.1?

Not ideal as it might cause some corruption, would have though sfc or dism should fix though

If you have trouble getting into windows, force crash it while its booting (hold power button in while its booting to force it off)
after doing this 3 times windows will automatically give you the safe mode/repair options as it hasn't successfully started windows

Others might know a better way, but I have done it this way a couple of times

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Neighbor gave me acer laptop to fix. It's an acer with xp (not sure if it's home or pro). Her daughter was playing online games when it shut down and started looping. It does the black/white screen with the safe mode or last known good configuration, then flashes the blue screen so fast I can't read the error, and finally goes to an acer start up window. Then does it all over again.

I took a copy of xp and booted from that, it went through format and popped up with windows needs to restart to finish... blah blah blah and restarted only to do the 3 screen loop over and over again.

All suggestions appreciated

Laura

A:xp looping

In the Advanced Boot Menu (Safe Mode etc) choose Disable Automatic Restart on Error. This will allow you to read the Blue Screen error message.
Download the ISO image for Memtest in my signature. Burn the image to CD using IMGBurn alos in my signature. Boot off of the newly created CD and run the tests, if you get any errors (Red), one of the sticks of RAM are bad and needs to be replaced.

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I have Windows XP SP3, and currently Quicktime 7.5.5. I have a bunch of .mov files that I have downloaded, but when I play them and check the 'loop' feature, I still have to manually start them every subsequent time. 'Loop' is not one of the features with 'Pro' next to it, so I assume it's a free feature. Back when I was using Quicktime 6 or some earlier version of 7, while I had to play the video a couple of times, it finally caught on and would begin looping the darn thing. But now no matter how many times I try, it won't do it.Also, of note, there is a black bar at the bottom of the Quicktime window screen, embedded in the movie, and every time I pull up another window over the movie window, whatever's in the background (desktop, Windows Explorer, etc.) will be frozen in place of the black.I've updated everything, installed and reinstalled, so nothing should be broken or missing.Not a terribly urgent problem, but a very annoying one, and one I'd love to possibly fix. >.>;Edit: Moved topic from Windows 95/ 98/ ME to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Quicktime Not Looping

I prefer to use QuickTime Alternative to avoid the quirls and foible of Apples bloated software. You will not have any problems with this player... http://www.free-codecs.com/download/QuickT...Alternative.htm

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I searched around and the looping issues of note were all with installation and rebooting.
My installation went fine. Had one hiccup but restarted and all went well.
The problem is that it loops constantly.
It wipes & rebuilds the desktop and task bar.
Happens about every 30 seconds.

HP Pavilion g6, AMD Athlon II P340 @ 2.2GHz, 4G Ram, 1T WD HD. 64 Bit.

A:A different looping problem

Hi, welcome to tenforums.
Could you clarify - is yours an upgrade install e.g. from Win 7/8, or a clean install?
This would make a big difference in which way to go.

(Your laptop is not dissimilar to mine by the way- I had a minor problem finding the coprocessor driver when I did a clean install, 64 bits)

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I can't seem to load windows at all on my HP G17.

I have a disk and when I go to system restore I get:

an unspecified error occurred during system restore 0x80070002

I can't load into safe mode as it doesn't get passed where I can hit f8 it just loops back and forth.

I try system repair and it doesn't find anything to repair,

I do have access to CMD.

When It's looping I can hit escape and have the following options:

System information
System diagnostics ( all test passed)
Boot device options
BIOS setup
and System Recovery

When I hit system recovery I get:

The Windows Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store file contains some invalid information.

status: 0xc0000034
So clueless on what to do I've tried googling for the past 2 hours can't seem to find a fix. I one point I was able to enter system recovery and it would bsod. I'm pretty sure the error was cause by a registry problem but I can't seem to get the BSOD to get the error message again.

Forgot to post what happen before. I updated the laptop and disabled some startup services in msconfig and rebooted since then I haven't been able to load back in.
 

A:Windows 7 Looping

System restore via command line windows 7.

http://www.jafaloo.com/2012/01/20/restore-windows-system-from-command-line/
 

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I tried to use a recovery point and since then when I start the laptop it goes into a loop with out completing the start up. First I get the DELL logo, then it states that "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info, and then we'll restart for you". Then it goes into start up mode again and then exactly the same thing again.

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Hi,
Almost 1 week ago I left my pc on 2 nights in a row(I usually never do). There were some files downloaded from a file sharing program after that. I have Win XP-Professional. When I could finally get the pc to safe mode with ntwkg I ran my AVG and Anti-spy prgms. I also took a log of the HJT log found below:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:02:11 AM, on 8/1/2007
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2600.0000)

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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis[1].zip\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://as.starware.com/dp/search?x=...SiRsUpnr5iis1QIXz1DdCoqRJ/i4u7XrhWmYP4gVFfCb/
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Sk... Read more

A:Win XP keeps looping when booting up

before it boots, keep tapping F8, see if you can get it to boot in safe mode, I looked at your HJT, there is like one problem

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://as.starware.com/dp/search?x=w...rhWmYP4gVFfCb/

is that your homepage?

please post this on the malware removal section, they will instruct you on what to do next

http://forums.techguy.org/54-malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/

good luck
 

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Hi all,
My pc sticks on the hardware boot screen ( Asrock )
After a while it sticks on the windows boot screen and usually you will see a brief flash of blue screen then a repeat back to the hardware boot screen
Each screen takes an eternity

Any advice how to fix ?

Alternatively is there any accurate advice on a potential part that needs replacing
CPU ?
Mobo ?
Ram ?
Many thanks desperate for help it?s driving me insane past few days
 

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Hi all, I hope someone can help. Everytime I go to start my windows xp sp3 media edition computer it keeps looping and doesn't make it to the log on screen. I can't start in safe mode either. When I press F8 at start up and get to system recovery consoul I run CHKDSK / R and everything comes up ok. No new hardware or software has been added. I am not sure if it is a virus or what.

Thanks
 

A:Windows XP keeps Looping

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Hi

Bought a new mobo and processor + graphics card + ide Pci card to upgrade my computer. The mobo is a Gigabyte S-series with an AMD processor with a sparkle graphics card. Because I needed 2 ide's I had to buy a Ide card for the second ide device as they didn't have a converter to Sata.

Loaded everything into the pc but can't get the computer to boot up whatever I try to do in altering the bios settings. I have v limited knowledge of computers....so is it something simple I am missing?

Would appreciate your help
 

A:Bios looping

does it say anything on the screen before it reboots?

does it make any post beeps?

what motherboard model do you have?

have you tried without the ide card?

more information will be needed to find the problem
 

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Hi everyone,

I have a computer which is only used for word processing and emailing, it was running fine until the PSU failed, I had the PSU relaced and now the computer just "loops" on start up.
It consistently opens up to the screen where you select;
Safe mode, last known good configuration etc, however when you select any of the options it appears to start then back to the bios screen and onto the loop.

I have removed the HDD and placed it in an external enlcosure and ran several integrity checks (both software and hardware tests) all is good.

I have booted the computer with the XP CD and have gone into console mode, in console mode I ran "chkdsk /r" and then rebooted - no change.

I booted the computer again with the XP CD to go through and do a Repair Install but it does not give me that option.

Any ideas or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

A:XP looping on start up

Your bad PSU may have corrupted system files.

Is this PSU new ? Post make & model so we can assess quality. Some PSU's are not worth having.

Is this an OEM machine (Gateway, Dell, etc...) If not, in Recover Console also run "fixboot" and "fixmbr". Don't do this if the HD has a partition for the Recovery Data, otherwise it will mess-up the ability to access this partition by special keystroke (F2, or whatever).

Remove all unnecessary hardware for troubleshooting purposes. Did you disconnect any other hardware, or forget to reconnect any ?

Is the RAM firmly seated ?

Try booting with some kind of "live" CD. Anything will do. Memtest86, or whatever. Just to see if the machine will boot with something other than the HD.

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in a year or a bit more, twice windows xp pro has went in to a loop during boot. the first time several months ago, simply turning it off and back on solved the problem. tonight, it doesn't help at all. i get to the windows xp logo screen where the little blue bars are running, and then all of a sudden it returns to the begining boot screen where the memory is being counted... etc...

any helkp would be great, thanks
 

A:win xp pro looping during boot up

HI, Have you tried going into safe mode and do a system restore to a date previous to this recent trouble.

You will need to press F8 on the first page of start up is I remember right. A menu will pop up giving you a list of alternate ways of starting your computer.

There is also one called last good configuration and you could try it but often it is not helpful. It might be a quick fix though. Peace Mal
 

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Hi,
Almost 1 week ago I left my pc on 2 nights in a row(I usually never do). There were some files downloaded from a file sharing program after that. I have Win XP-Professional. When I could finally get the pc to safe mode with ntwkg I ran my AVG and Anti-spy prgms. I also took a log of the HJT log found below:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:02:11 AM, on 8/1/2007
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2600.0000)

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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis[1].zip\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://as.starware.com/dp/search?x=w...rhWmYP4gVFfCb/
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Skype add-on (mastermind) - {22B... Read more

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My outlook is constainly looping, I get an error message of ' if you were in the middle of somthing, the information you were working on might be lost' and has a check mark of restart ,it then start over again then I close the error window. If I uncheck it then it just drop out until I call up mail again and the whole thing starts over again.
This start this morning when I couldn't get mail to download from the net and noticed all my setting were missing so I reinstalled ,then this problem started. Any guess out there on what could be wrong?

Thanks
 

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Hi,

PC is XP SP3

On boot up the PC won't allow me to press delete or f8 to enter set up.

It then just goes to the "We apologize page" but I can't use my keyboard to select safe mode or last good configuration.

(I have switched to an old non usb PS keyboard but this won't work either.)

It then counts down to 0, flashes blue for a split second then shuts down and restarts on its own. This is just looping over and over.

I cannot use the keyboard to f10 for recover either.

Occassionaly it starts up and it gives me the "Disk Boot Failure" page.

Looking forward to any responses.

Jase
 

A:Looping on start up

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Hi everyone, its my first post so please bear with me:

I turned on my pc yesterday and during the xp loading screen the bar would stop the screen turn black and the 'Blue Screen of Death' pop up for half a sec before recieving no signal and rebooting automatically.

I ran a dskchk from the recovery console /p and /r and tried again, this time it said

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file."

I went through all the suggestions on

Missing Hal.dll - Missing Or Corrupt Hal.dll Error Message in Windows XP - Fix Hal.dll

and finally managed to copy (not expand) the hal.dl file from my the xp disc to the system32 folder on C:\

I thought I had fixed it at long last however after choosing my operating system (a created a couple of new partion boot sectors in case that was the prob previously) (and as well as trying safe mode and last good know config) theres no message asking for the hal.dl and it seems like it s going to work the screen turns black for a few seconds but I lose the signal again and it reboots itself (no blue screen of death this time though)

Is there anything I can do to get into windows??? Im running XP Pro

Please I need HHHHEEEELLLPPPP

ps - I dont have the option to do a windows xp repair install

A:Help with Boot up looping!

I hope I'm wrong but I've had two clients the past week with almost the same thing,


Quote:




during the xp loading screen the bar would stop the screen turn black and the 'Blue Screen of Death' pop up for half a sec before recieving no signal and rebooting automatically.




It was the hard drives on both... Might wanna get that checked?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 34.4

when i right click my desktop my laptop start looping
it start when i shared some files to my friend, then i was trying to delete the folder hang up and it start looping ..PLS HELP ME!!


windows 8 single language 64-bit
aspire v5-47iG
Processor:intel(r) core(tm) i3-3227u CPU @ 1.90.ghz (4cpus), ~ 1.90 ghz
memory: 4096mb Ram

A:Looping problem

With a right-click you are trying to invoke a context menu function. Yours may be corrupted so see if this helps:

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items - Windows 7 Help Forums

Works for Win 8 too.

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I have XP Pro and it has been woking fine for three years. I just went to boot up and it came to the screen that asks if you want to start up normally, or last known working set up, or safe mode...and it does not matter which route I take, it reboots, goes thru the bios stuff and comes back to that screen. I had not made a floppy recovery disk as I thought the operating system CD would be enough. I tried booting with that and it asked if I wanted to do an install. When I said yes, it said it needed to format. Does this mean my problem is the drive as it should already be formatted? There has not been anything new done lately to the system.
 

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My computer started looping from start up, disk check, windows start up and then back to disk check. If I disk check it will loop back to disk check. It will give me a blue screen and say that there is a critical error in BIOS and PN_L list. I have reformatted and recovered the computer and I still get the blue screen with this message. Can anyone help?
 

A:computer looping

Can you tell us something about the pc, especially age of hardware and make?
knowing absolutely nothing about your pc, all I can say is it sounds like dead hard dirve.
 

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I had windows 98 on my machine and I doing a clean install. After the initial installation of files the system needs to reboot.

Once the system reboots, the message boot from ATAPI CD-ROM appears. Instead of booting from the C drive (hard Drive) it reboots the XP disk and starts going through the installation process again.

I have went into the bios the HD is detected and I have the boot sequence to boot: CDROM, C, A. I went to the extra step of changing it to boot only from the C drive. If I do that I get the following message:

Failure.....
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK and PRESS ENTER.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

A:XP installation looping

by any chance were you pressing a key when that message "press any key" popped up after the first start of the install? Sorry if I sound condesending, but I've seen it (and done it myself) before. It will re-open the install menu after the first time just let it run. Did you format or re-partition your drive? It isn't necessary, just curious. One last thing...is this a copy of an XP install disk? If so, that's your biggest problem.
 

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