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PC Reboots after WinXP splash screen (ok in safe mode)

Q: PC Reboots after WinXP splash screen (ok in safe mode)

WinXP Pro
Geforce video 440SE 64MB,

This pc shows bios info (as per normal) then goes to WinXP splash screen and then flickers and then reboots.
Immediately thought it was something to do with the video card... opened the case and the card has a cooling fan that wasn't working... so assumed it was overheating and the cause.

Went out and bought a new Geforce card -- same type and still get the same problem.

This PC WAS working before customer asked me to give it a check-up.
PC boots ok into safe mode.
I've ruled out the processor and the memory (ran tests)... suspect the video settings in some way. I'm not sure what the original monitor was and I just hooked it up to a reg monitor (VGA). FYI, System recognizes the vid card ok in the device manager.

Searched for similar probs .. found some that have not been very helpful.
(One suggestion is to reload WinXP and do a repair of some kind)

Looking for directions.

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A: PC Reboots after WinXP splash screen (ok in safe mode)

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Hi there I`ve never posted here before but ive looked over about a thousand threads here trying to find a solution to my problem.
Here`s the problem: I was playing fallout 3 which glitched so I had to hold the power button down till my pc turned off. Now at the windows xp splash screen it crashes, (reboots). It also does this trying to load any form of safe mode. I have a windows xp sp2 cd and I tried to re-install or repair windows but both options result in a blue-screen of death the moment i press `enter` or `r`. I`ve detached and re-attached my videocard, my ram, my dvd burner etc with no success. I`ve messed around with almost every bios option i have only to end up putting them back to default as nothing worked. I am currently running the diagnostic tests on it but all of them so far have passed.

So! I`ve played fallout 3 tons and its never had any problems, at least nothing like this so i doubt it has anything to do with overheating. Also I have absolutely no new hardware, everything should be working fine :(

My pc stats are:
Dell dimension e520 with
intel pentium 4, 3.06g processor
radeon hd3400 on pci-e
1.5 gigs of single channel ddr2 ram at 533mhz
80gig WD sata hd at 7400rpm
running windows xp home sp3, it might be the 64bit edition but my comp is screwed so i cant check it.

A:XP splash screen, safe mode and winxp install & repair all crash

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

What is the psu you are running?
Brand and wattage?

You can open up side of tower to find this out, where power cord plugs into rear of pc.

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Everytime I try to boot...The splash screen freezes after a short time. The POST goes fine. Tried booting to Safe Mode, no luck (I think that's when I got a bunch of text flash on the screen and freeze.) Can't get to a command prompt, either. CAN get into BIOS. Tried reinstalling Windows (although I'd have to pay for it, as it would be my third or fourth re-install), but it froze in the process somewhere. I got to a c: somewhere...I think it was the Recovery Console...yes, it was...but I don't know enough to know what to do. That froze, too, after looking around a bit. Sounds almost like a hardware problem...overheating or something, but I can't figure it out. Built the PC myself, everything was OK except once in a while it'd reboot on its own. I appreciate any help, thanks in advance....

A:WinXPFreezes at Splash Screen, No Safe Mode

the best way to determine if it's hardware is to format/clean install. if it freezes, you've got a hardware problem.

if you have data on your drive you don't want to lose, do a parallel install:
-boot to xp cd, choose to install a fresh copy, leaving the current file system intact.....install on same partition, but choose a different folder, e.g. call it \winxp instead of \windows.
-boot to the new os install
-you should be able to access your data, although you may need to boot to safe mode, login as admin, and take ownership/change permissions
-copy your important data to cd
-format and clean install xp

if it's hardware, and you have spare parts lying around, try swapping parts. but its could also be a driver. a parallel or clean install will determine that. (also, disconnect everything but mouse, keyboard, and monitor.)

you could also try a registry hive swap from the recovery console, but that's a whole nuther post. (yes, nuther is a word.)

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Okay, here's a little background information.

Bought my PC in 2006. Have had to replace 3 video cards since i've bought it. (One was replaced under warranty, the other I bought).

Since I purchased my PC the only parts I have replaced are: My video card, 3 cards later i'm on my most recent one, EVGA Nvidia 8800 GT http://www.evga.com/articles/378.asp

I also upgraded my PSU to an Enermax Pro 82+ 525w. http://www.directron.com/epr525awt.html

OS: Windows XP SP3

Motherboard : ASUS P5BW-LA http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...name=c00748726

I mainly use my computer for gaming, after my first video card died i was sent a beefier card http://reviews.cnet.com/graphics-car...?tag=mncol;lst after that my PC was no longer under warranty so I had to buy my next cards my self.


My problem:

I left my computer on while making some food, I had world of warcraft opened. When I finished making food I got back to my computer and moved my mouse to get it out of sleep mode. I run a dual display set up, once my monitors loaded up one of the screens was pure white and the other screen was black. I was forced to hold the power button down to turn off my PC. From there on out everytime I boot my computer up I get my PC's loading screen (which i'm able to acces BIOS or system restore) after my PC's loading screen I get the windows splash screen, after that my monitor is pure black. The PC is still on and running but there's no display. I plugged my monitor into my onboard an... Read more

A:Black screen after Windows splash screen. Unable to acces safe mode.

bump, please help :(

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Very similar to the following problem but i do not have a raid, and it seems that this PC has a raid and i don't, plus it was never really determined what the actual solution was.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/596146-solved-windows-cant-boot-black.html
The basics: XP Professional Boot up screen, right before the windows loading screen, or direct after the F8 Menu if you hit "Start Windows Normally..." it will just lock up, no HDD activity, blank screen. now BSOD, nothing.

All 3 safe mods work fine.

Ran chkdsk /r in recovery.
Ran proper fixboot procedure.

Went into safe mode and checked the event viewer.

The only concerning message i got was: The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
AmdK8
Fips
nod32drv

Formatting really isnt an issue since i can back up anything i need through safe mode. However its just the fact that the Windows gremlin has struck me again and i must defeat it once more.

I highly doubt this is a hardware issue as it is more of a driver/software issue.

Anymore information for me, or from me that you need, i would be extremely happy.
Thanks for your time.
 

A:Blank Screen Freeze Up before Splash screen. Safe mode works.

Before I say the hard drive is dying, you need to try the XP repair as you have done most else you can already:
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
 

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Hello,
After doing a Windows update, my computer gave a Windows looking message that my hard drive was going bad and to back up my data. I was able to save my user files. Then the pc crashed with a BSOD. I disabled restart after crash. Found the error was 0x0000006B (having to do with a corrupt bootcat.cache file.) Could not boot up windows except for semi windows with my windows 7 disk and Chose Repair, in Recovery console, however it told me nothing could be repaired. Through an option to "find a file" under the Recovery option. I managed to copy a GOOD copy of the bootcat.cache file and I appropriately placed it in E:\Windows\system32\codeintegrity (it was ONLY seeing C: as a system partition) my drive letters were all reassigned.

Sorry this is confusing and a lot of info. Bottom line is, my hard drive is not bad, I see windows on it and all my files and the BIOS recognizes the drive. It is firmly connected and NOT hot to the touch.

From a command prompt I did a bootrec.exe /fixmbr and also /fixboot as the pc was not properly booting up. it still would not boot properly

I am totally unable to go to safe mode (hitting F8) No matter what I do, I get a Windows Splash screen and then my screen goes to a Black Screen with a White arrow cursor, the hard drive appears to be trying to work the light flickers) but it just hangs at the black screen

Again, it refuses to allow me to boot to safe mode. It tries to load the Windows S... Read more

A:Windows 7 splash screen, then black screen NO Safe Mode

sorry for bumping. it seems people get a lot of responses to their questions and i was hoping to get the same kind of response.

Bottom line is, my computer tries to load Windows (7) with the splash screen, then goes to a black screen with an arrow and stays there.

I am unable to boot to safe mode.

I am unable to do a recovery from booting from the Windows 7 Install CD

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I was working on my laptop last night no problems, I shut down normally and return a few hours later, now the thing wont start past XP splash screen (the little blue bars moves across the screen forever), the only way I can get my system going is to start in safe mode. The last time I ran the system I did not install any new hardware or software. I have been battling some spyware recently, namely one called Antivirus 2009. I removed it via Malwarebytes the other day, it came back once, I removed it again and it seems to be gone still. What can I do to fix this? I also cannot run Malwarebytes in safe mode, whenever I do it it freezes my about a minute into the scan on a the follwing item

c:\windows\system32\msobjs.dll

I will post a HJT log below just incase it helps.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:19:26 AM, on 6/7/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.accuvisionvideo.com/
R1 - HKLM\... Read more

A:XP won't load past splash screen, only in safe mode

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I'm running Win XP Media Center Edition SP1 2002 now (I reformatted, used to have SP2 installed.) and only recently have I been experiencing this mysterious issue that frustrates me to no end. A little tidbit of information before I go on, somebody installed Windows Virtual Machine (with a windows 98 download from some forum) maybe a week ago. That's when the start-up problems began, so I'm led to believe that this could be the culprit. I have no idea.
Anyway, when it first refused to fully boot, it couldn't get to the Win XP splash screen. I had somebody look at it. He went to the Setup menu and restored it to the optimized defaults. Either that temporarily cured it, or we were lucky. It started up normally and I didn't turn off the computer for maybe two days. After I finally DID shut it down, the problem persisted, however this time it WOULD get to the splash screen, but nothing else. Returning it to the optimized defaults would do nothing. Since the computer was old, slow and flooded with programs I myself didn't install, I thought it was a good time to just reformat the whole darn thing and start fresh. Thirty minutes later, I try to boot up, guess what, the same thing happens. Nothing past the splash screen. It's not like I can restore it to a past setting that worked since the OS is wiped clean. I've read about "faulty hardware" confusing the system, but nothing plugged in that I know of is faulty. Mouse, monitor, keyboard, po... Read more

A:Won't boot past splash screen, in safe mode now

Something unclear here.
You formatted and you start installing Windows.
You go through all installation steps and it won't pass splash screen on very first run?

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I'm not really sure that I have a virus/malware issue but it is highly suspected. Windows XP Home is not able to boot and stops at the splash screen even in safe mode. I have tried to locate a problem by booting from CDROM with BartPE and trying to run portable apps like SpybotSD portable and Malwarebytes. Each one was unable to run because they tried to write files to the boot drive, which was a CDROM. The BIOS on this laptop will not boot from a USB device. I have removed the drive from the laptop and have it connected via USB adapter to an XP Pro desktop. I discovered that most directories in the profile areas were unaccessable, "access denied" errors. I manually changed the properties on all the directories that it would allow me to do so I could access the files. There are still several directories in some of the user directories that I was not able to change the access properties, logged in as Administrator.

I need advice as to what proceedure to use next. AVG Free addition hasn't found anything of any consequence but it is skipping any directory that it can't access. I want to find out what is going on as I need to move the data from this PC over to the new PC the customer has purchased. I was able to image the drive using DriveimageXL but I did get a couple of CRC errors near the end of the process. Any help would be appreciated.

Kevin

A:XP home hangs at splash screen will not boot even in safe mode

Not sure why I received no response.

Did an extended hard drive test, took and hour and a half to run, and the drive failed the test near the end of the test cycle. It had perviously passed the quick test. So in answer to my own question, I do not have an infection on this machine.

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I have a dell Inspiron 9100 (Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHz) desktop running Windows XP SP3 only. I have one fixed 160GB Hard Drive. I have not changed any settings/ installed/removed any programs recently. My last shut down was normal.
When i started up the pc i got as far as the xp splash screen which i believe it would have stayed on indefinitely. The scroll bar was still scrolling. So I attempted restart and tried again and the same problem occurred. I then attempted to start in safe mode were the BSOD occurred at what appeared to be the end of the driver loading. I got the message unmountable_boot_volume with the error code 0x000000ED (0X869C45CO, 0XC00000BS, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)
The first thing i did was dissemble my pc, unplug/replug all the insides, remove all dust and i even reinserted the drive battery. I tried restarting again and the same issue.
I then went on to google the issue to read what felt like hundreds of similar but never the same issue.

As i usually use my tv as a monitor i thought this could be the issue. So i put in an ordinary monitor and took out all my usb peripherals. Same issue again.
At the stage i thought i would post for help. Not wanting to seem like a newbie i went through all the steps that i did before so i could get the exact error messages to post when i noticed that when i retried safe mode it stopped at a certain point during the driver loading and along the bottom of the screen PRESS ESC TO CANCEL LOADING SPTD.SYS... I Hadnít notic... Read more

A:XP splash screen loads forever; Safe mode gives BSOD

SPTD.SYSClick to expand...

Remove your daemon tools program, restart and see if the problem goes away.
 

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Hello all- I have a Toshiba laptop running Win 7 HE 32bit that suffers from white screen on boot, safe mode reboots.  From reading other topics in this forum, I have run FRST with the following results: Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 08-06-2013Ran by SYSTEM on 10-06-2013 14:00:08Running from F:\Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X86) OS Language: English(US)Internet Explorer Version 9Boot Mode: RecoveryThe current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> FRST is updated to run from normal or Safe mode to produce a full FRST.txt log and Addition.txt log.==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================HKLM\...\Run: []  [x]HKLM\...\Run: [StartCCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" MSRun [98304 2009-07-29] (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.)HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe [7625248 2009-07-28] (Realtek Semiconductor)HKLM\...\Run: [SVPWUTIL] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\SVPWUTIL.exe SVPwUTIL [352256 2009-07-09] (TOSHIBA CORPORATION)HKLM\...\Run: [HWSetup] "C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Utilities\HWSetup.exe" hwSetUP [425984 2009-06-02] (TOSHIBA Electronics, Inc.)HKLM\...\Run: [TPwrMain] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.EXE [476512 2009-08-05] (TOSHIBA Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [SmoothView] %ProgramFiles%\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe [460088 2009-07-28] (TOSHIBA Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [00TCrdMain] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHI... Read more

A:White screen/Safe mode reboots

Hello Gumby83 I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same",... Read more

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A:my system reboots before welcome screen and cant get in safe mode

What do you mean you cant boot in safe mode? Do you not see the screen or options, or it wont boot into safe mode after you select it?

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Hello,
 
I have been dealing with a problematic virus for a few days now.  I am usually able to find some removal instructions when I get an infection and remove the problem on my own, but this is another level of problem obviously.  From what I have read I think I need to use the Farbar Recovery Tool to get rid of this.  I used it and got a log, but I do not know what to do next and am quite hesitant to begin trying to create my own fixlist file.  I will attach the log below.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
 FRST.txt   21.55KB
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A:White screen/Safe mode reboots

Hello bobtoobs I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same"... Read more

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Don't know if this is the right forum or not as the root of the issue might be relevant to any number of forums.

Regardless, I have a Dell Dimension 8250 deskstop with Windows XP home, SP3, Pentium 4 /2.4 ghz processor, 512mb ram and an nvidia 128mb video card.

While installing a Logitech webcam today, my screen went black. I could not get it to come back. I did a hard shut down and restarted. After the Windows logo screen came on, the screen went black again and stayed that way.

The only way I could get beyond that was to boot in Safe Mode. From Safe Mode, I tried to restart in normal mode, but again only got the logo screen and then the black screen.

I've been through this process today numerous times. At some point in the process, and I can't remember exactly where, it gave me the option of restoring my computer to an earlier date. I did so, restoring it to a restore point from yesterday. That still didn't help. Also, after the latest Safe Mode reboot, my USB mouse quit working. I couldn't move the cursor with it to select the profile I wished to logon with.

Any ideas on what may have happened here?

Thanks!

A:XP reboots in safe mode only; black screen all other times

Go into safe mode, go to device manager look for red or yellow flags.
The last thing you installed will probably have to be removed, thats
usually the case. Your pc didnt like something you installed, maybe the
wrong driver, or a issue with usb.

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XP won't load past splash screen, only in safe mode
I was working on my laptop last night no problems, I shut down normally and return a few hours later, now the thing wont start past XP splash screen (the little blue bars moves across the screen forever), the only way I can get my system going is to start in safe mode. The last time I ran the system I did not install any new hardware or software. I have been battling some spyware recently, namely one called Antivirus 2009 from inetavirus.com. I removed it via Malwarebytes the other day, it came back once, I removed it again and it seems to be gone still. What can I do to fix this? I also cannot run Malwarebytes in safe mode, whenever I do it it freezes my about a minute into the scan on a the follwing item

c:\windows\system32\msobjs.dll

I will post a HJT log below just incase it helps.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:19:26 AM, on 6/7/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKC... Read more

A:Windows wont load past XP splash screen safe mode only. Suspect inetavirus infection

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Hello,
 
I have a friend with an issue, got a ransome ware on his laptop, when i try to restart in safe mode, it auto-reboots, and then goes to a regular start, ending in a completely blank white screen...?
 
He is running Windows 7,
 
Thanks Dave
 

A:Restart in Safe Mode auto reboots to blank screen?

Hello, ddad62.
My name is etavares and I will be helping you with this log.
 
Here are some guidelines to ensure we are able to get your machine back under your control.
 
Please do not run any unsupervised scans, fixes, etc.  We can work against each other and end up in a worse place.
Please subscribe to this topic if you have not already done so.  Please check back just in case, as the email system can fail at times.
Just because your machine is running better does not mean it is completely cleaned.  Please wait for the 'all clear' from me to say when we are done.
Please reply within 3 days to be fair to other people asking for help.
When in doubt, please stop and ask first.  There's no harm in asking questions!

 
 
 
Step 1
 
Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.
 
Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.
 
If you are using Windows 8 consult How to use the Windows 8 System Recovery Environment Command Prompt to enter System Recovery Command prompt.
 
If you are using Vista or Windows 7 enter System Recovery Options. 
 
To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:

Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then cl... Read more

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Hi, A friend of mine has ased me to look at her computer as it reboots and freezes at the black safe mode screen, if she leaves it turned off for about 10mins it will start back up with no problems, it does not sem to be over heating as this can happen withing a minute of booting up.
I have noticed that the dvd from light seems to stay on for quite a while when it boots up but then goes out.

Any ideas thx.
 

A:Computer reboots but freezes at the black safe mode screen

you say it freezes at the safe mode screen, is it automatically going to that screen or are you pressing F8 as it boots to get there?? if it is automatically going to that screen, have you tried selecting "last known good configuration"? or can you not even choose which selection to boot with?
 

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Hi TSG,

I have a Dell PC here that refuses to boot in safe mode. In normal mode one of those dodgy Smitfraud infection messages come up (I've seen enough to know what they look like... this one takes you to Antivermins), so I know I need to use SmitFraudFix...

However, the PC refuses to boot in safe mode. And I DON'T think it is down to a driver, because XP goes as far as the logon screen, and reboots by itself, a few moments later.

I've done a full virus and malware scan with AVG and Ad-Aware with the hard disk in a "clean" test PC, and they found a few things, but even cleaning those up hasn't helped me get into safe mode. Any suggestions?

-Chris.
 

A:Antivermins infection. Can't boot into safe mode - reboots at logon screen.

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I have no idea what caused this.
All scans show my computer as being clean.
My CPU usage is 100% after opening a web browser and stays that way after its closed.
When I try and boot into safe mode, it freezes before WinXP finishes loading drivers (before the login screen, when the screen its still in text mode)
Every time I turn off my computer the End Program window pops up, and it's rarely ever able to end the program. Usually I have to terminate whatever it was so I can shut the computer down.
Last night when I attempted to shut the computer down, it gave me a blue text mode screen telling me that a serious error had occurred, that the system was corrupted, and that I would have to restart the computer to see if WinXP could recover. It did, and it gave me a link to a microsoft website which told me to backup all my files.

OS: WinXP, Pentium 4 3GHZ
Mem: 1GB Ram
Video: Nvidia GeForce 6800 GS/XT (latest drivers installed)

This morning I've everything SQL related because it wasn't being used any more.
There is a System restore file but it was made before removing the SQL programs.
Will restoring my computer to that point damage my computer or system registry?
 

A:WinXP Blue Screen Of Death, Safe Mode Freezes!

Download Process Explorer:

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/processexplorer.html

Start it up BEFORE you launch the browser. When you start the browser, quickly minimize it and watch the results on the Process Explorer screen.

This should identify the culprit.
 

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My computer was working fine until this morning. I haven't recently installed any new hardware or software. It boots up normally except about 5 seconds into the Windows XP logo splash screen I get a Blue Screen of Death with a message that says a bunch of general stuff about whether or not this is the first time this has happened etc and gives me the error Stop: 0x0000007F (0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000). Then it automatically reboots and eventually does the same thing again.

I've gone into advanced windows options with F8 during boot up and tried going into every different kind of Safe Mode. When I try going through safe mode I get through a bunch of files then it asks me to hit ESC if I want to skip loading SPTD.SYS, regardless of whether I do or not it reboots a few seconds after.

The worst part of this is that when I try booting from my Windows XP CD it initially goes into the Windows XP CD Boot Up Screen and begins loading all the various drivers and such at the bottom of the screen and asking my to hit F6 if I want to load seperate RAID drivers or whatever finally it gets through all the files and says at the bottom and then says "Starting Windows" and after a bit it gives me the same blue screen of death.

So I can't even use the Windows XP CD to just reinstall windows on my HD.

Anyone have any ideas on this?
 

A:Blue Screen of Death on WinXP logo & CD Boot up. No Safe mode either

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My computer was working fine until this morning. I haven't recently installed any new hardware or software. It boots up normally except about 5 seconds into the Windows XP logo splash screen I get a Blue Screen of Death with a message that says a bunch of general stuff about whether or not this is the first time this has happened etc and gives me the error Stop: 0x0000007F (0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000). Then it automatically reboots and eventually does the same thing again.

I've gone into advanced windows options with F8 during boot up and tried going into every different kind of Safe Mode. When I try going through safe mode I get through a bunch of files then it asks me to hit ESC if I want to skip loading SPTD.SYS, regardless of whether I do or not it reboots a few seconds after.

The worst part of this is that when I try booting from my Windows XP CD it initially goes into the Windows XP CD Boot Up Screen and begins loading all the various drivers and such at the bottom of the screen and asking my to hit F6 if I want to load seperate RAID drivers or whatever finally it gets through all the files and says at the bottom and then says "Starting Windows" and after a bit it gives me the same blue screen of death.

So I can't even use the Windows XP CD to just reinstall windows on my HD.

Anyone have any ideas on this?

A:Re: Blue Screen of Death on WinXP logo & CD Boot up. No Safe mode either

Sure you dont have a virus? Sounds like it to me, or a bad harddrive.
Are or were you running any antivirus/malware software, and was it
up to date?...

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After a power outage 3 weeks ago I was having issues with the system going down at around 5 minutes and then less and less time after that. I was told it was a display issue and to uninstall and reinstall my display drivers. I uninstalled my drivers and it was still the same. I felt like it was temperature related. I found my graphics card (Radeon 5700) was dirty. I cleaned it and thought I was back in business. Everything was back to normal, all I needed to do was update my graphics drivers. Once that was done, my computer would no longer load past the Windows splash screen.

I used Puppy Linux on a flash drive and I have access to everything. I can use the internet and access all my files. This to me says that it is not a hardware issue.

The fact that when I try to go into safe mode it gets stuck for more than a day on classpnp.sys (when I finally give up). I understand that classpnp.sys has loaded but, there is something after that that the computer can't load. I have seen some people have atipcie.sys load after classpnp.sys and it makes sense to me that it would be a graphics driver that is causing the issue.

I need my Windows 7 up and running for school and work projects. Any ideas, thoughts, or help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Stuck on Windows splash screen, safe mode stuck on classpnp.sys

Hi ,
Follow this tutorial to run SFC /Scannow at boot.
SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
If you want to run the command from a USB drive follow this tutorial.
Boot Windows 7 System Repair Disc from USB Using Grub4Dos
And apply it to the first link instead of the ERD (Emergency Repair CD).

Generally a good tutorial to read.
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Whats going on guys,
I have a Windows XP Professional Edition and i incurred a spyware virus on my PC, so i made a dumb decision by running MSCONFIG and changing my SAFEBOOT option, I did this because previously I couldn't even get into Safe Mode, it would load the files on the screen

example:
and my CPU would reboot, i even tried the other Safe Mode options (command prompt, networking, etc.) I still couldnt accomplish logging into a Safe Mode. But I could still log into Windows Normally.

BUT Now (after changing my SAFEBOOT option in MSCONFIG, thinking i couldnt log into Safe Mode that way), I cannot even log into Windows XP (PERIOD.) Normally or via Safe Mode, Last Known Good Configuration, or any-other way. My CPU loads up and once it reaches the Windows XP Splash Screen it appears to be normally loading, then my screen goes blank and my system reboots, It reboots in an endless loop, i could leave this sucker on for a whole month and it would still be in an infinite boot loop between the start-up of the CPU and the Windows XP Splash Screen..lol

my problem is similar to this guy's
http://social.answers.microsoft.com...r/thread/384b006b-f2a5-4495-94da-981a8ad0b003

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Before I get any suggestions....

Yes, I have a Windows Xp Recovery CD that i created using an .ISO image burning application.
Yes, I tried chkdsk /r
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A:XP won't boot past Splash Screen, wont boot in Safe Mode.

First thing I would do is back up your important Data now.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/

You don't reinstall XP from the recovery console?

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I hope this is where i can post this.. sorry if its not. I been using Windows XP but had a play with Windows 7 beta and liked it. so I got myself Windows 7 a few days ago and done a dual install for it. well it installed alright but when it goes to windows splash screen it reboots. I been looking into it and i found a post about the same problem I'm having which would be Nvidia Video Cards needing like a patch but to install it you would need AIK(Automatic Installment Kit).. I tried downloading it but it gives me a page can't be displayed. So is there any other way around this that i can fix this? When i had windows 7 beta i had a different video card.. I hope someone can help me

thank you
Smackie

A:Reboots after splash screen

Welcome Smackie

Can you give us more details on your hardware ? Specs ?

What nVidia card model ?

Do you have an onboard VGA video connection on the MB ?

Have you checked our questions List ?

Questions to use for help with Installation Issues

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When im tryin 2 start her up, after the splash scr een l oads, just as it enters the next stage of boot up it flashes a blu screen and reboots. i cant boot under ANY start up options. I did a chkdsk and a /p and no luck
I NEED HELP
 

A:After splash screen, it reboots

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I was browsing the internet the other day when I clicked on a link and my computer shut down. I immediately knew it was a bad link. My computer rebooted and it wouldn't let me on IE after that at all. I then did a restore to the previous day. I was about to get online so I went and downloaded Kaspersky IS and scanned my computer. My laptop messed up and rebooted itself. Then got Anti-Malware Bytes in Safe mode and ran a scan, still had issues Kaspersky not running right and my computer freezing after just a couple of minutes. Went back and did a restore again to the same spot and this time said forget Kaspersky and jsut did AMWB. It showed my computer is clean, yet about 2 minutes after booting, my computer reboots and the safe mode option pops up. I can run ok in safe mode but cannot get it to work in normal mode. I did trend micros housecall and another online scanner and all say my computer is clean. Yet, when I start IE, I am redirected on every link I click to scour..... or another site with links on it. Any help is greatly appreciated, as well as a recommendation for a better Anti-virus. I jsut had McAfree that came with this laptop. Thanks!






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Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Run by Mom at 1631 on 2011-06-20
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2812.1805 [GMT -4:00]
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A:Only runs in safe, redirects even in safe, reboots in normal mode..no virus' found

oh and Malwarebytes did block a 91-207-192-22 port 49179 svchost.exe

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A friend of mine Tried to install NTL broadband onto his PC and it crashed.
now when it boots up it gets as far as the win98 splash screen then reboots.

packard-bell club
Windows 98
92MB memory
Primary HDD
Seconday CD Goldstar CRD8322B- and CDRW Plextor CD-R PXW1210A
PCI Modem
Floppy Drive

thats the box

Tried to help out over phone
boots in safe mode.
Nothing wrong in device mananger
can see harddrive ok - copies files to floppy ok
Removed scanner and printer - so down to just BOX and monitor - still the same problem.
managed to get safe mode command prompt
scanreg / restore to before they tried installing NTL
restored OK
still the same error, reboots to flash screen and then reboots again.

Now I have the PC box -

Scandisk in safemode has completed OK
Defrag in safemode has completed OK

Had a look at bios (award 2A5IIBOB)
the primary master is set to auto
the secondary master is set to auto
the secondary slave is not mentioned

So I have removed the CD and CDRW - the Modem and still will not boot it shows the win98 splash screen and then clicks and reboots

also the PC is not connected to the net - so i will have to copy floppies for logs etc.

I know this has spyware - ie new.dot - so i have provide the hjt log.
hJT log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 16:24:00, on 11/07/04
Platform: Windows 98 Gold (Win9x 4.10.1998)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.00 (5.00.2314.1000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
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A:PC boots to splash screen - then reboots

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I not sure if this post should be here or in the hardware section, but i hope someone can help. I have a problem which I will describe as fully as I can.

When I start my machine it reboots every time I get to the Windows Welcome splash screen. I am running Windows XP Pro sp2 on a 320GB hdd with an intel dual core processor and 2GB ram.

After a bit of research here is what I have done so far...

I disabled the automatic reboot setting so that the system would stop rather than reboot, I get a blue screen with the message BAD_POOL_CALLER

I removed all unessential hardware, leaving just the hdd, ram and motherboard with the intention of refitting them one at a time and rebooting to identify any possible faulty items.

The problem remained with no other hardware attached.

I removed the hdd and installed in into another working pc and the same thing happened. Thereby identifying the hdd or Windows as the problem.

I attached the hdd via a caddy to another machine and was able to access it so I think the hdd is OK so the problem must be windows

I then installed a spare hdd I have into the first machine and installed windows onto it - no problem - everything worked.

I installed the original hdd as a secondary drive and it immediately was found by the system. So again I think the hdd is OK

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A:Windows reboots at splash screen

As a ps to this, when I go to bios and switch to set the old hdd to be the bootable one the problem occurs again - rebooting at the welcome screen

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Ok, here is the deal. I have a server running Windows NT 4.0 SP6a. I recently downloaded the Security Update package from Microsoft's own Windows Update site and now my server is inaccessible. Well, I can't get into NT anyways. The server boots up fine as it always had before, but when it gets to the splash screen and the 'Hit CTRL-ALT-DELETE to login" box appears, the screen just goes black and the server reboots. The cycle is never ending. It just keeps rebooting and loading, rebooting and loading, rebooting and loading, etc... Does anyone have any clue what this might be and what can be done about it. Comments, Suggestions, anyone....
 

A:Windows NT reboots at Splash Screen

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There's a thread below about Windows 7 stalling at the splash screen (glowing Windows icon). I have a similar problem except I didn't see him say anything about Safe mode. His solution was that it was a hard drive issue and he installed a new HD.

My computer can boot in safe mode. I can run in safe + networking mode and get the web. Otherwise, it hangs at the splash screen.

I did the diagnostics screen / searching for problems and it couldn't find any, so I reverted to a restore point and that worked for about a day. Then the same thing happened. The only difference is that now the diagnostics screen hangs.

I was considering doing a repair installation but I wanted to see if there are any other options before I do that. My wife thinks it's a recent NVidia driver update, but I rolled the driver back and there's no difference.

Now, doesn't the fact that it boots fine in safe mode point to a driver issue? Is there a way to see what driver the system hangs on? If I can identify that, should I try to replace that driver file?

Here is my ntbtlog.txt file up to the point where it hangs:

Quote:




Service Pack 2 9 25 2010 11:55:54.109
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\hal.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\kdcom.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\PSHED.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CLFS.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CI.dll
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A:Win 7 Stalls At Splash, Boots In Safe Mode

boot from the win7 disk to the install screen

run the repair option

d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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Is there a DOS or command line Antivirus scanner that can be used on a PC that won't boot in Normal or Safe mode, VGA mode, or last known good configuration? The PC is a Dell laptop that belongs to a friend. He does not have any recovery CD's. It has XP Home installed and continually reboots after the Windows Splash Screen. I found evidence of several malware infections by booting the BARTPE CD that I made and looking at the files on the hard drive. I installed the Recovery Console and tried the basic recovery commands, but they did not help.

A:Constantly Reboots After Windows Splash Screen.

The Ultimate Boot CD has some anti-virus tools - but I'm not sure about updating the definitions.See if this will get the computer to boot. 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.I'm not sure, but DrWebCureIt might run from the BartPE CD.

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I have been using Microsoft's MDT to deploy our Lenovo laptops and have had success with the X1 Carbon 5th Gen and the M710q desktop. A problem arose when the company got the new X1 Carbon 6th Gen... adding the drivers to the MDT boot stick would not allow the new X1's to perform the deployment. To troubleshoot I created a fresh environment and have tried a plain vanilla MDT boot stick, a plain vanilla MDT boot stick with ONLY the 20KG drivers, and a plain vanilla MDT boot stick with ONLY the 20KG WinPE drivers (for SCCM/MDT)..... every version does the same thing. The X1 will boot from the USB stick, bring up the MDT splash screen, and then sit for about 30 seconds at which point it just reboots. No logs, no errors, nothing.  It would certainly appear that the issue lies in the storage controller (my guess is that the WinPE environment cannot see the controller and therefore cannot see the NVMe drive and therefore MDT just goes right to the next step ... which is to reboot.  The environment consists of Windows 10 Enterprise Build 1803, MDT 8450 w/ ADK for build 1803....  Also to add to my troubleshooting... if I remove the 20KG drivers from the full MDT boot stick I have been using, the 5th gen X1 and the M710q can boot, if I add the 20KG drivers to the boot stick no device works. The 5th gen X1 does the same thing as the 6th gen and the M710q comes up with "Boot Error" in plain text on a black background (not even MDT splash screen -- just... Read more

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Now here's a strange one... my computer will not reboot in safe mode. I turn on the computer, press F8, select Safe Mode (no networking), and the computer will reboot, give a message saying it was unable to successfully load windows, and ask me how I want to boot the system.

I have no problems loading windows normally.

Not sure if it will help any, but I'm also getting help in the HijackThis forum for some malware issues.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Matt

A:Win Xp Pro Will Not Start In Safe Mode... Reboots In Norm Mode

Let's wait until the HJT Team is finished with your log. Many "bad guys" will try to disable Safe Mode because it'll prevent their bad stuff from loading.

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I would appreciate any help you can provide.

I have a 4 year old Compaq with XP Pro, SP2. Everything worked fine until a couple of days ago the power in the nappartment went down twice while the PC was ON.

Currently the situation is the following:

When I turnthe PC ON it loads and gives the menu to choose from Safe Mode, Normal, Last Known Profile etc.

No matter which option you choose and hit enter - the PC beeps one long beep and then the XP Splash screen appears and the bar starts moving.

However, after about 3-5 seconds at the XP splash screen the PC reboots again without any notice.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Fandorin
 

A:PC Reboots after getting to XP Splash screen - one long beep at menu

http://bioscentral.com/beepcodes/compaqbeep.htm

Bad memory

http://www.memtest86.com/
 

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I am running Windows XP Professional on the system. Everytime I boot the machine I get 1 post beep and it loads all the settings then after the Windows XP screen the computer reboots. I tried booting the computer in safe mode and the same thing happens, I also tried loading the last known good configuration and the same problem occurs. There has been no hardware additions to the system. If anyone can help me out on this I would greatly apprecitate it. Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Computer Reboots After Windows XP Splash Screen

You can try going into the recovery console and do chkdsk /r

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

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Hello, I have a bit of a problem here. Last night my roomate was using my computer and kicked my surge protector off. The result was my computer wouldnt boot up. I played with it for a couple of minutes turning it on and off. Finally I opened the case and blew any dust out and tightened a few connectors. Turned it back on again and it seemed to boot up normally. I logged into my account and the desktop started to load up. The icons began coming up and then it froze. Control + Alt +Del would not work. So I manually turned the computer off. I attempted to boot up again and this time when I typed in my password I got stuck on a "Loading Preferences" screen. I attempted turning the computer on and off a few times hoping XP was just having an XP moment. Not the case. Next I tried booting in various safe modes. Right now I'm in Safe Mode with Network and it works perfectly. I tried to restore to a last known setting, didn't help. I did it both via the list after hitting F8 and within safemode. I played around with some account settings and now have it so I don't have to type in a password when logging in.

I tried booting up again, and now I'm stuck on the "Windows Welcome" screen. Its terrible. I've done virus and adware scans. Nothing has helped. Right now I don't know what else to do. I'm not sure if I have the actual WinXP MCE CD. I have to search for it, but I'm fairly sure it did not ship out with the computer. Obvio... Read more

A:WinXP MCE '05: Stuck on "Windows Loading" Screen. Safe Mode works fine

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I just replaced some RAM in a friend's computer and everything was running fine. I then downloaded and installed the Microsoft Anti Spyware program, and ran live update for Norton AntiVirus and SystemWorks. Now it posts, and brings up the WinXP splash screen, but at the point that splash screen normally goes away for a short period of time and then returns, it does not return. The monitor power LED stays green.

Another strange thing I noticed--the case power switch wires were connected to a case fan connector on the motherboard! I changed that to go to the front panel connector, and then back to the case fan connector, but that doesn't change anything.

I can boot into Safe Mode.

I've also tried booting to the last known good configuration but that doesn't change anything.

Thanks for any help.
 

A:WinXP won't boot beyond splash screen

In Safemode, can you do a Sysem Restore to a point before Norton updates were installed?
 

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About week ago my computer started freezing and than shuts down it reboots on its own and then hangs at bios splash screen (will stay there at bios for hours if u let it) until you reboot it than it comes back up fine until it does it again. The only thing I noticed is if the machine is off for awhile it takes a lot longer for it tohappen, If you restart it it last around 15 -20 mins. Tried all of the below sofar no help:
1) Updated all drivers and checked device manger for errors.
2) checked and defragged drive C: drive (ssd)
3) checked both for events and dmp files (nothing ) made sure reporting was on
3) Ran windows mem check froze twice while testing once with both strips andonce with only one strip
installed
4) replaced ram
Still doing exactly same thing Please help!!!

OS Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
MOTHERBD Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. P55A-UD3
PROCESSOR 2.93 gigahertz Intel Core i7 K 875
COOLING DUAL FAN H50 LIQUID CLOSED LOOP
MEMORY 8 gb 4GB SLOT A0 AND 4GB SLOT A2 CORSAIR"VENGEANCE"HX1000W CORSAIR
POWER/SUP CORSAIR HX1000W
DRIVES c: Crucial M4 CT512M4SSD2 2.5"MLC Internal Solid State Drive SSD
D:HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22LP20 ATA
E: TSSTcorp CDDVDWSH-222AB ATA
F: SEAGATE BARACUDA3TB
DISPLAY/ADP NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
Monitor Samsung SMS23A550H 23"
 

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I have done many in place xp repairs when installing new motherboards. This one is puzzling and I am looking for advice. The repair install did its initial install however when XP reboots to complete the installation the splash screen appears and the system reboots. I have several complete backups of the c: drive so data recovery is not an issue. I would like to get this installed without doing a fresh install.

After the repair failed I installed a spare hard drive and was able to do complete a fresh install of XP with this new equipment. That would indicate to me there is something wrong with the repaired drive. Any ideas on how to troubleshoot this? I cannot get into safe mode as the install is not yet completed. I have the bare minimum hooked up at the moment, i.e. video card, hard drive cd drive One last item.....My XP Pro was patched to sp3 and I am using a Windows install cd slipstreamed with sp3. There is no error message just a reboot about 7 seconds after the splash screen appears. Any ideas are appreciated. Many thanks,
 

A:XPSP3 Repair Install Cannot Complete Reboots at Splash Screen

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My computer was running slow with the HD churning away, so I ran the anti-ware (Malwarebytes and Trend Micro) and found no infections.

Then I ran defrag, but had only 5% free space, so I deleted and moved files and got to 15%, but defrag runs for 10 minutes and declares itself done, but it looks like only about 20% of the drive is getting defragged and the rest is badly fragmented.

I ran CCleaner, chkdsk /r & /f, and went to run defrag in safe mode only to find trying to boot in safe mode causes the dreaded BSoD! But WinXP SP3 runs fine in normal mode!

Stop: 0X00000007E (0XC0000005, 0X80537009, 0XF7C5E3E0, 0XF7C5E0DC)

No hardware changes in more than a year, the last time I ran in safe mode was a couple of months ago to get rid of a nasty Trojan.

So, why will defrag not finish? Why does safe mode cause the BSoD?

FWIW:clearing up the HD space had reduced the HD churn.

Additionally:
I ran chkdsk /r in the recovery console and System File Checker, with no apparent change.

Results of chkdsk from Event Viewer:

CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
Free space verification is complete.
31768537 KB total disk space.
25785876 KB in 98131 files.
35884 KB in 11699 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
364105 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
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A:Safe mode causes BSOD; WinXP OK in normal mode; defrag not completing....

Running processes can cause this like Toolbars if you have toolbars I'd say remove them completely as they will conflict with I.E.'s toolbar as with other programs like defrag, ( to remove a program make sure it's not running then click Start/ Control Panel / Add-Remove Programs then restart the pc Always restart the pc after installing , removing , or updateing a program ). Then disconnect from the internet and right click on any icons next to the clock and click exit or end to stop them till your done doing the defrag. Then run cleanup disk and try to defrag. If no joy please post a HiJackThis log so we can see if there's other issues http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/622404-please-read-here-first-before.html
 

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Hi all,

I was called to fix my aunt's PC the other day and what i came across was something i couldnt figure out what had caused the problem.

The machine does the usual, POST etc, does all its checks and then goes to boot from the HDD(HDD is indicated in BIOS etc). At this very stage (just before the WinXP splash Screen) the Screen (LCD) just goes black and does not ever recover. There is no error messages and the HDD LED blinks a couple more times then does nothing. LCD power light stays on green. I have to either turn it off via power button or do a restart with Ctrl,Alt + Del.

I have disconnected all peripherals except Video Card, HDD and still no luck. The only reason why i left the Video Card was that there is no onboard video and i had no other Video cards to replace it. I cant even boot into safe mode.

I manage to resolve the problem by doing a WinXP repair over the top but what i really want to know is, was it a corrupt/damaged MBR that was causing this problem or was it a corrupt driver? I have read a few articles about nVidia cards giving black screens but none seem to be similiar to mine.

Also since the install over the top, the problem has not re-occurred (however it has only been 1 day since).

PC Specs are below:

P4 3.2ghz
Albatron 845PE Pro II m/board
nVidia FX 5600XT VGA card
120GB IDE Seagate HDD
Firewire Card
Unsure of Sound Card

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Regards

Steve
 

A:Black Screen Prior to WinXP Splash Screen

Sounds more like a corrupt video driver to me.

My screens go black at that stage, as the drivers load.

Later drivers seem to leave them "black" a lot longer in the boot process.
 

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Not to sure what is loading in the background when the xp splash screen is displayed but recently it has been loading real slow. The progress bar moves really slow for about 30-45 secs then starts chugging along and eventually loads with no errors. Any help on how to speed it up again would be a appreciated. let me know if I need to provide more info also.

Thanks!
 

A:Slow loading from Winxp Splash screen

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First of all; Hi everybody, as i am new here.

Now to the problem:

Cloned my old Seagate 40GB to a new WD 160GB (both IDE) with two different tools (HDClone4 and Acronis Easy Migrate 7).

Set the new disk as Single, removed the old one.

Get the same problem with both tools, so cloning should be OK.

Booting stops at WinXP Splash Screen, after some time system reboots by itself, to have the same problem again. After several attempts WinXP boots finally (great!) but next time it won't.

Same problem in Safe Mode (booting stops at a blinking cursor in the upper left).

Does anybody have an idea for a solution?

Thanks and best regards, Andy
 

A:Cloned HDD stops at WinXP Splash Screen

nobody?
 

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Can someone help me here? I've tried rewriting the MBR, fixboot C:, and before all that chkdsk /r, but still can not get into the logon screen to access my user names. I've even tried Ctrl-Alt-Del on the blue MS Windows XP screen and nothing comes up. That's the screen that comes up right before the logon names appear. Is there anyway to fix this problem?

I'm stumped...

Thanks,
Brooks
 

A:XP Home - Cannot get to logon screen, just the blue MS WinXP splash

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I'm new here and in hopes of getting this resolved. I just installed the new Norton Systemworks 2005 and rebooted after installation. When the boot screen got up to the blue screen with the Windows XP logo before displaying the login names where you put in your password, it just stops. I restarted a few times and waiting a few more times thinking it may need to 'finish' installing. But each time gave the same results. Finally, I went in with 'Safe Mode' and got in with no problems. Tried again in normal mode after looking around for any obvious problems (none found)... back to square one. Tried again in 'Safe Mode with Networking' and it failed like normal mode so I suspected a networking problem??? The last thing I tried which made me mad is that I tried to uninstall Norton Systemworks in 'Safe Mode' and that failed!! Anyone in these forums know the cure? :dead:
 

A:Unable to get to login screen, works in Safe Mode but in Safe Mode w/ Networking

Just a thought

Safe-Mode
Start \ Run \ msconfig \ diagnostic startup
disable any services attached to your most recent install and restart
should get warning next boot about using msconfig, its ok
One key service that needs to be available is the installer service
Try the uninstall, if doesn't complete
Try the uninstall string in the registry only if you know what you are doing

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

Under it you will see a list of installed programs. Some don?t show up as words but you can figure out what they are by looking at their values. What you are looking for is the uninstall string. Double click that key as if you were going to modify its value. Do a CTRL + C to copy and then exit the registry editor.

Go to START \ RUN and paste the uninstall sting and hit enter. This should launch the uninstall.

Just a thought though as I am not infront of a test system at the moment. You should research this a little further so you have a clear understanding of what you can and can't do with msconfig.

or simpler yet

Safe-Mode

Start \ Programs \ Access. \ System Tools \ System Restore

Select restore point prior to install of whats giving you the problem.

Again, Good Luck

PS If you try to install it again, turn of antivirus and other open programs etc..
 

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