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"puter boots, no post screen @ boot

Q: "puter boots, no post screen @ boot

A7M266 bios 1.07 512 RAM Win XP Home - Sometime ago my machine started acting up I.E. the screen started falshing and while in Windows the bios screen appeared. My keyboard stopped working. Through the batteries had died. Hit the reset button while replacing the batteries. Now when I boot the screen remains blank until the Windows welcome screen appears. After that the machine seems to function. I get all the beeps/FDD noise. During boot I've tried the "delete" key to access the bios - no go. Tried a floppy with aflash.exe & latest bios drop - no go.
I think I might have a boot virus in the MRD sector of my HDD but that is a guess from a novice.
Anybody heard of this problem?

Thanks for any help

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Preferred Solution: "puter boots, no post screen @ boot

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RELEVANCY SCORE 64.4

Win7 home edition, boots through the POST then to a blank screen with a blinking cursor.

Have tried the repeair disk, tried to roll back from the last restore point and it won't accept, tried repair boot and nothing. Did the bootrec /fixMBR nada.
cannot get to the option of choosing to boot to safemode <F8> it will not go there.

what else can I try? the puter is still under warranty (dell insperion).
 

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Hi,
I have a Dell Vostro 3460 purchased several years ago. It shows the exact same issue and behavior as described in http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/20003103.
If the machine starts up, everything is fine. But it takes a reasonable numer of power-cycles until POST comes up. The problems arised several months ago and the effect seemed to increase over time. At first, the machine was occasionally not booting. Currently, it is the other way round. It occasionally boots up only.
At one time beeing lucky and getting the machine through POST I ran the diagnostics with Fn+POWER. No issues found except that it complained about the missing battery, which indeed wasn't installed at this time.
I also tried
- Disconnecting the hard drive -> no change
- Replacing the RAM -> no change
- Removing the RAM -> beep code (as expected)
- pressing D+POWER -> display test runs (I see colors) -> no POST
I would very much appreciate your assistance. Thank you!

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So This has been happening over the last few weeks.. A bit of background on the situation.

I have 2 AMD Radeon 6850's. Last week I noticed that the lifespan of that the GPU that im currently using (the one thats plugged into the monitor) is coming the end of its life. On boot up the splash screen had various colored lines and dashes and once booted into windows I was presented with this (http://imgur.com/QXoKV8i).
I rebooted the pc and from this point I was never able to get visuals past the initial splash screen. It would go past the boot logo then just a blank screen.

I then plugged the monitor into the second card which then I was presented with a different problem. There are no visuals whatsoever until the W7 "Welcome" screen. Im unable to press f12/f8 to go into the boot options/bios to change settings.

The parts in my pc is nearly 6 years old which doesn't really help and im beginning to think I should upgrade when I have the funds.

Can anyone shed some light on this situation? Is this happening just b/c my graphics cards are dying?

Here's PC specs if needed:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8175 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series, 1024 Mb x2
Hard Drives: C: Total - 50004 MB, Free - 18568 MB; D: Total - 903761 MB, Free - 99852 MB; F: Total - 1907725 MB, Free - 1905177 MB;
Motherb... Read more

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Hello,

My computer is an HP dv7 laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium. When I turn the computer on, it only opens to the "Advanced Boot Options", but it does not respond to the keyboard, such as directional arrows and "Enter". On starting up I can hold down the F8 key and get the first BIOS page, but the same problem is there of not being able to effect any change with keyboard.

Prior to this problem developing, I had started my computer, and it went to the password sign in page as normal, but it indicated that I was "locked out" or something to that effect. The fingerprint reader light was blinking, but I've never set it up for that (I didn't know it had such a facility). I did a restart and the normal sign-in screen was there, so I signed in and updated my AVG Anti Virus 2014. I then I opened the Google Images search page, and it was from that point on that things got "weird", because the screen became greatly magnified. Perhaps I had inadvertently clicked on some option. Not being able to use the computer with the great magnification setting, I then did a restart, which brought me to the "Advanced Boot Options" page without any keyboard access.

I have tried removing the battery and then removing the BIOS battery, which only resulted in a page appearing which stated that the BIOS had to be reset. I was able to press "Enter" to make that happen, but then the "Advanced Boot Options" screen appeared agai... Read more

A:Computer only boots to "Advanced Boot Options" then freezes

What happened before this? did you drop something on the Keyboard? has it been wet?
Can you not get into the HP boot menu? not the BIOS but there should be a boot menu
which HP puts on these laptops. I think you can gain access to it by hitting F5 at boot start.

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Hi,

Here a summary of my problem... I used to run Windows 7 64-bit and decided it was time to upgrade in August 2015. I bought an SSD and an extra 8GB stick of identical RAM at the same time, and then proceeded to do a full clean (from scratch) install of Windows 10 Home 64-bit.

Everything was actually going fine until a few weeks later, on the 6th of September 2015. That was the date of my first "cold" boot BSOD. I had always been running a 4.7GHz overclock (for flight simulation) so I started by disabling that, just in case, but it didn't fix it... Anyway, I basically get a BSOD on most "cold" boots, but if I let it restart, or just restart myself when the BSOD appears, I'm fine. I have never ever gotten a BSOD while using the PC, only on boots. So it isn't actually a major major problem, but I hate knowing that "something is wrong" with my machine.

As you'll see in the zip file, almost all the BSOD's point to ntoskrnl+142760. Only recently I started getting BSOD's pointing to ntoskrnl+142770. They are mostly MEMORY_MANAGEMENT.

I recently started going crazy and decided I really wanted to fix it. Here's all I remember I did. Maybe your suggestions will remind me of something I have already tried:

-Disabled all overclocks;
-Reset BIOS completely;
-Tried booting with startup items disabled;
-Tried booting with nothing USB plugged in;
-Ran Memtest86 on both sticks of RAM, individually and together, and never got any errors, after 8+passes eac... Read more

A:BSOD on most "cold" boots (or first boot after several hours)

There is a (beta) bios F19E with support secure boot option.

In windows10 as far as i know secure boot option is enabled by default.
This could explain your cold boot problems.

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Today I was installing a new keyboard on a Windows XP Professional machine. I installed the software for the keyboard (DYNEX). Shut down the computer. Connected the keyboard (via USB through USB hub). Restarted the computer. When I restarted, the computer it said it found a new USB device. It never when through the steps of installing the USB keyboard, it just kept saying new USB hardware found. I then restarted the computer. After that restart, the computer would get to the point of the Windows XP splash screen and then the computer would reboot on it's own. Then a screen would come up asking whether I wanted to start in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with network, Last Known Good Configuration, or start Windows Normally.

If I choose Safe mode with network, Last Known Good... or start Windows normally then Windows XP will not load it gets halfway and reboot. The only way I can get the computer to load Windows is by choosing Safe Mode. I've booted to safe mode a couple times and did some system restores but I am still unable to load Windows XP unless I choose safe mode.

I have tried disconnecting the keyboard also and that doesn't help.

Help, what should I do to get Windows XP running again? Thanks
 

A:Windows XP Won't Boot (Only Boots to "Safe Mode")

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I have a domain joined Surface Pro 2 running 8.1 Pro.
The following GPO settings are in place:

* Assign a default domain for logon


* Do not display last logged on user


* Disable logging in with Microsoft accounts - uses the following registry setting - MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\NoConnectedUser - Value = 3

The end goal is for the machine to boot to the login screen that just displays empty user name and password fields
The problem at the moment is that instead of doing that, the client boots to a screen where the only option is to click on "Other user". Only then does the login screen I want, where they enter their username and password in full, actually appear.
These Surface Pro 2's are to be used by small children, and have the "Other User" screen appear is confusing for them, as well as being very annoying for me. It's completely unnecessary.
I've searched all over the 'net looking for an easy way to get the client to boot straight to the standard domain joined log in screen, but every time it just boots to this "Other User" screen that has to be clicked on in order to get the correct
login screen to come up.
Is there any way I can get this to boot straight to the login screen I want? 

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Here is the HijackThis log from my parents computer. I already uninstalled "Spruce" because i saw elsewhere online that it is viral, but the problem persists. Basically, whenever I boot the machine, I get a message similar to "sorry, your license has expired you need to increase your license to continue work click the button below to fix this problem", with a button below it. The screen is completely black and I cannot do anything on it, then it tries to a fullscreen page in IE called porntube. The below log was obtained while in safemode as I can do nothing when I boot the machine regularly.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:32, on 2008-01-06
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.gateway.net
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.gateway.net
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://ms101.mysearch.com/sa/srchlft.html
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.gateway.net
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,First H... Read more

A:Computer Boots to Black Screen with "License Expired" message

nevermind, I'm getting more prompt help on a different forum. please disregard.

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I'm sure this isn't a new problem or new post asking about that. But I still make this post because every solution I tried didn't work.

Symptom: My Windows 7 64bit boots slowly with a long Welcome screen, then a black screen with cursor for about 5 - 10 seconds and the wallpaper with icons appears.
Video: YouTube
System infomation: Asus K55A

Intel 3230 2.60 Ghz, Intel HD 4000

Not many softwares, Office 2010 is the biggest software I installed

Used solutions:

- Remove start-up programs

- Update drivers and windows system, BIOS

- Run cleaning tool for partition C

- Run defragment tool
- Scan virus, malware with Panda and MBAM

To make sure this is a software problem related to system, I install another Windows 7 on the same laptop, different partition. It has many programs (Photoshop, VirtualBox) taking more space than the first Windows 7 . This Windows boots much faster without disabling startup programs and services. Also It hasn't been updated regularly, even drivers. This windows just has drivers from 2014.

It seems silly, but I have to say that can be explained. To check what happens in booting these two windows, I use boot log.

Bootlog in my first Windows 7 (Slow boot), 461 kb txt file, in the seconds Windows (Fast boot), 18.3 kb

In bootlog of the slow booting OS, many lines say "Did not load driver....", in fast-booting os, just a little

So now I think the root cause is drivers which are loaded in booting proccess. And notice that, I have re-install... Read more

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I recently had to replace the boot drive (c:) on my (Biostar K8M800AM2 mobo with an Athlon 64X2 4000 cpu" home built computer. The failed boot drive was a Maxtor ATA/133 IDE drive. My data drive (e:) was/is a Seagate SATA 232 GB. Worked fine for years prior to drive crash. When the drive was showing signs of failure I moved the "My Documents" folder to the (e:) SATA drive. In "My Documents" there are thousands of files in folders which include photos and mp3's and other misc. stuff.
I replaced the failed drive with a Hitachi SATA 500GB that I installed re-installed the OS (XP SP3) on. Because the new drive came with a cable connector with a 90 degree angle, for accessibilty I moved the old Sata to an un-used mobo connection; and hooked up the new drive where the old SATA was. Hope that's not too confusing.
On installation the new Hitachi became the e: drive and boots from that. The older SATA drive which was the (e:) drive became the (c:) drive. Everything works fine until I try to access the My Documents folder on the c: drive. If I try to access either the folder containing my mp3's or the folder containing all my photos, the screen freezes ; computer locks up. Cannot move mouse or navigate from current screen. Neither escape or ctr/alt/delete works. Only thing that works is a reboot. Usually chkdisk will run on reboot, but not always.
Funny thing is, I can drag or move files not contained in folders and have moved some folders that didn't ha... Read more

A:Post "Boot Drive" Replacement Woes

SUPLEMENTAL: Also, forgot to mention, both drives now appear in the notification area, which I have researched and appears might be normal. But the c: SATA drive drops out intermittently from the "safely remove hardware: notification. It disappears and comes right back every now and then. Don't know if this is related to other problem.

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How it happened: I started up my notebook on 'F8' > 'Device Driver Enforcement Protection' = off , and my comp booted into win7 (x64 professional), and it blue screened, and would then boot to a screen with a blinking '_ '. I hooked up my hard drive to a desktop pc and its showed that the disk had the majority of the drive (the space my win7 partition used) marked as 'unformatted' (other than NTFS).

In Short: So, all my files are marked in an NTFS partitioned that became an unformatted partition. How do I re-partition the area of the disk as NTFS without wiping my data within those boundaries.

Thanks

A:Post Blue Screen-- Primary Partition became "unformatted" & unbootable

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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About six months ago, my machine started giving me a black screen during the boot up process. As soon as I turn it on, I see the manufacturers logo (dell) for about 1 second, then it gives me a black screen with a flashing white cursor in the upper left hand corner. This screen last about 3-4 minutes, then it boots windows XP normally.

Last week I was in the room while it was booting, and I noticed that it was accessing the network during the black screen portion of boot up (activity light on cable modem was flashing, alot), which got me motivated to fix it. (not sure what that means). I ran virus scanners (McAfee) which found nothing, but I did check the log file in my scanner which shows that my auto virus screening is diabled everytime I boot the machine????

Checked partitions on the hard drive, found 2- my c:, and an unnamed partition of about 30 megs. (I dont remember putting a second partitions on there - would the manufacturer put that there to use as a virtual memory??)

Deleted all partitions and reformated the hard drive yesterday, and reloaded XP, but that still didn't solve it.

Loaded and booted the Windows Recovery Console, and ran the FIXMBR command twice, both times I get the message that "It appears your MBR is corrupted" or something like that but it doesn't fix it.

Do I have some sort of virus in the MBR that my virus software (McAffee, was up to date before my reformating) never caught or is this a hardware issue- something on th... Read more

A:Black Screen on boot up for 3 minutes, then boots ok?

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During boot screen black but system boots i.e if looked closely I can see system boots fine & the desktop.

There are lights on laptop keyboard for WiFi & Sound & those glows fine. And there is a HP logo on the back of the laptop cover/shutter that too glows fine.

When I start the laptop sometimes boots fine but sometimes screen black. If I start the laptop & boots fine then subsequent restarts no probs. If I start the laptop & screen black then sometimes on 2nd try boots fine or sometimes takes many try to boot fine.

Help needed.
 

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Hi,
Sorry first time poster. I wasn't too sure whether to post to the Windows forums or hardware forums. From what I can see, this seems like a hardware issue of some sort.

The problem I have is that during bootup my PC goes through all the normal things. It detects my CPU, detects RAM etc. gives me nice BIOS Post messages that appear normal and then goes to a black screen. It will then sit there for 50 seconds (i've timed this twice) and then proceed to go to the windows XP startup screen (which takes about another 10-20 seconds to load up windows).

I've attempted to log the bootups by using the Windows Boot logger (by pressing F8 before windows boots). The ntbtlog.txt file isn't very descriptive, and only lists that a whole lot of drivers have been loaded, and some that haven't (it doesn't list any errors).

I've also tried using BootVis to analyse the bootup. I found this a little hard to decode the information it gave me, but there doesn't seem to be anything untoward happening.
The last boot logger I tried was bootLog XP (by greatis software). According to bootlog XP, windows is only taking 19 seconds to load up.

Can anyone suggest any other ways to analyse the boot sequence and discover where my computer is stalling?

(specs are below.)

Thanks in advance,

Matt


CPU: AMD Sempron 3000+ Socket 754 (unsure whether it is Paris or Palermo core)
MBoard: Foxconn NF4K8AB-RS
HD: WD 80Gb
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A:PC Stalls on Boot: After BIOS post message, BEFORE windows boot screen

check the boot order in bios

make sure fast boot is on and make sure that your first or second boot option is your hard drive
 

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Let me start off by saying thanks for any help i am truly stumped on this. I downloaded a image burning utility(I think it was called ISOBURN) to my friend's VISTA pc. I then used this utility to burn one image to a disk and then uninstalled the program.Later that day the system was rebooted and it didnt boot to VISTA like it should it booted to what appears to be a WINDOWS98 boot selection screen that lists different booting options(such as NORMAL or SAFEMODE or command prompt).This system has never had WINDOWS98 on it and all selections from this screen result in an error stating the system couldn't find the appropriate files and to designate their path.It seems like the image burning program I downloaded somehow altered the system's boot file and now the system is trying to boot to windows98 but because there is no windows98 on it it goes to the boot selection screen where i get stuck.I have used the recovery tools on the Vista recovery disk to get to the command prompt where i can see that the vista install and all my files are still there.I rolled back the registry from the command prompt and restored the computer to an earlier date but this didnt fix the problem.Once again THANK YOU for any help it would be GREATLY appreciated.

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Hi, Last night I was on my Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop and it started running slow and wouldn't start so I manually turned it off; upon restarting the "Dell" logo pops up just fine followed by the blue line containing www.dell.com and then I see "PBR 2...done" quickly flash and I am greeted with this window: Please select operating system to start: Microsoft Windows Recovery Console do not select this [debugger enabled] Windows XP Media Center EditionUse the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.Press ENTER to choose. For troubleshooting and advanced startup options for Windows, press F8. If I don?t touch anything it will automatically select "Windows XP Media Center Edition" within a second or two and boot to a completely black screen. I tried selecting "Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" which ultimately leads to this: Microsoft Windows XP™ Recovery Console.The Recovery Console provides system repair and recovery functionality.Type EXIT to quit the Recovery Console and restart the computer. 1: C:\WINDOWS Which Windows installation would you like to log onto<To cancel, press ENTER>? I also tried hitting F8 and booting up in safe mode but it always sends me back to the "Please select operating system to start:" only difference being "Safe Mode" is illuminated in blue on the bottom right corner. I don't know what else to try....please help! Thanks,Brian

A:WINDOWS XP WONT BOOT/ONLY BOOTS TO A BLACK SCREEN

I would exercise the Recovery Console option, try to run the chkdsk /r command.

Type 1 where it asks for O/S and hit Enter.

Hit Enter at the password line.

At the next line...type chkdsk /r and hit Enter.

Louis

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Hello,
I am having problems with direct booting into Windows 8 installed into a VHDX file.
This is a four-partition UEFI boot on a GPT drive. EFI files are residing on a second partition of disk 0 (the ESP partition) in the EFI folder. The boot virtual disk is residing on the fourth partition of that disk 0.
When I turn on the PC, it shows black screen after the BIOS POST screen. No Windows 8 boot menu, no other information is displayed. However, if I press Shift+F12 (or F12) to start Dell BIOS Boot Menu and choose Windows Boot Manager from the UEFI part of
the boot menu, Windows 8 starts to boot without difficulties.
How do I make Windows to boot automatically without having to select Windows Boot Manager in DELL BIOS boot menu?
I believe I messed up with boot sector somehow... What needs to be fixed provided that Windows 8 will boot into VHDX file?
Thank you.

Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

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During boot screen black but system boots i.e if looked closely I can see system boots fine & the desktop.

There are lights on laptop keyboard for WiFi & Sound & those glows fine. And there is a HP logo on the back of the laptop cover/shutter that too glows fine.

When I start the laptop sometimes boots fine but sometimes screen black. If I start the laptop & boots fine then subsequent restarts no probs. If I start the laptop & screen black then sometimes on 2nd try boots fine or sometimes takes many try to boot fine.

Help needed.
 

A:During Boot Screen Internet Security Black But System Boots

since u use Windows 10 did u enable HYPERBOOT feature?
that should probably solve the prob

regards
 

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On boot up the process seems normal through the Microsoft "Welcome" screen and start up music. Then the Blue screen of Death appears. Only the mouse pointer is visible. After approximateyl 45 to 60 seconds of this the boot completes and the desktop appears with the icons. This happens maybe twice out of 10 boots. Any ideas of fixes?
Thanks.
 

A:Momentary boots to Blue Screen of Death then completes boot ok

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WIN 7 BOOTS TO BLUE SCREEN , GOT THAT FIXED AND THEN BOOTS TO DELL SPLASH, THEN JUST BOOTS TO SAFE MODE AND THATS WHERE IM AT NOW!! HERES THE INFO...... HERE; Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz, x64 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: Radeon X300/X550/X1050 Series Secondary (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM), 2 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76216 MB, Free - 27670 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FJ030
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Win 7 boots to blue screen then boots to dell splash screen

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz, x64 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: Radeon X300/X550/X1050 Series Secondary (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM), 2 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76216 MB, Free - 27670 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FJ030
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
Click to expand...

You appear to have a 2005-2006 era Dell Dimension 9150/XPS 400 desktop.

What's the "service tag" and/or "express service code" number on it?

How long ago was Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit installed in it?

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I have a Win XP Home edition that fails to boot; the POST screen loads, then a choice of operating system configurations (see later), and selecting  one of them (the last on the list) returns can’t find hal.dll.
The other two options, one of which I have set up in the course of trying to sort this out, both end up with a blank screen.
Safe mode hangs up in the middle of the driver list.
The problem started after a power cut.
 
I have fairly exhaustively investigated and tried to fix this as follows:-
Seagate 250Gb disk in four partitions, C,D,E,F. Using a partition tool confirms that the active and primary partition is C. The files on all the partitions are all visible using file explorers on bootable recovery CDs (ERD Commander and HIRENS). I have been able to back up the important data. The operating system files are on C partition only.
Run disc diagnostic – passed, no errors
Run Memtest86+ - passed
Run chkdsk /f – fixed a couple of errors
Via recovery console on original disk
          Run fixmbr, reboot, not fixed
          Run fixboot, reboot, not fixed
          Run bootcfg /rebuild fixboot. Reboot, not fixed (this is the most recent listed configuration)
Tried repair install from recovery console. Copied files etc, then automatically tried to reboot but stalled at same place.
I have also tried the disk i... Read more

A:Failure to boot, blank screen after POST screen

I would clone the drive, then do a clean install.

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I download and play pc games on a regular basis. my computer does not seem right. i cant find anything wrong with it specifically but, it has shut down on me a few times for, no aparent reason. i would like a step by step walk through on cleaning my computer. ex..rootkits, viruses, trojans, etc...

winxp pro
1.gig ram
1.6 amd
ati 9800 pro
soundblaster16 compatable card
10\100 ethernet card

all drivers \ windozzzzz updates

thanks in advance.

A:help me "clean puter" first timer, plz, plz, someone with expr.

scanned for any viri, spyware, addware, trojans, = nothing?
ok downloaded dss, installed hijackthis,= have logs? what now?
and why can't i edit my post, im logged in????
name says half dumb, i could be wrong?!

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Hello everyone,

First of all, I will divide my statement by sections so it would be easier to read.

Section 1: The problem - description of it.
Section 2: How I manage the problem.
Section 3: Things and methods that I have tried - all unsuccessfully.
Section 4: My own findings to help with further analysis.

So here we go

Section 1

Whenever I start windows it will boot normally up until Windows logo screen(where 4 balls meet to form windows 7 logo) at this logo screen I can already notice slow pace as it stays in it for a good minute. Afterwards it will be just black screen for a minute. Then mouse cursor will appear(with faster sensitivity than my usual) and it will transform into a loading wheel cursor after another minute. And now it reached state in which it can stay for hours. Only black screen and loading mouse wheel(note that it is always spinning and I can always move it, it is not frozen).

Section 2

So the only way for me to login is to leave it be for at least about 5 hours and it will start itself. Usually I do this overnight and in the morning it is already at the desktop and works like nothing ever happened. I can do whatever then, everything will work perfectly fine. Crysys 3 works fine, YouTube works fine - no trace of any problem. So while I can always just Hibernate and sleep my PC, I need to restart it sometimes.

EDIT: Now after those 5 hours or more, it will simply display ordinary mouse pointer on a black screen and act as if I am in login screen. F... Read more

A:Black screen with "loading cursor" and no login screen on Boot.

It sounds like something is trying to load and run in the background.
Download DDS from one of these links:
DDS.com
DDS.pifDisable any script blocking protection
Double click the dds icon to run the tool.
When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt
Attach.txt <--- will be minimized in the task tray

Save both reports to your desktop.
Include the contents of both logs in your next post.
The scan will instruct you to post Attach.txt as an attachment. You can post both logs as attachments.

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I posted about this yesterday (link) and thought it was resolved, but it isn't. My 2 year old pushed some buttons on my Lenovo B590 laptop and upon start up (Windows 7 Professional 64), I get a black screen with a moving cursor. Ctrl+alt+del doesn't bring up the task manager.  Restarting in Safe Mode works fine.I double checked the boot order in BIOS and that looks OK.I also updated the video drivers, and (strangely) I was able to restart once in Normal and everything looked fine. However, when I restarted again after that, I was back to the black screen in Normal.  Yesterday, I disable the auto updating of drivers (per these instructions) and tried re-installing the drivers.  It didn't work.  So I uninstalled the video drivers, and then I was able to restart the machine several times normally, so I thought the problem was fixed. It was back this morning, though.  I also tried disabling all the stuff (AVG, drop box, etc.) that runs on startup, but that didn't help. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:B590 boots OK in safe mode (Win 7 Pro 64), black screen w/ cursor in normal boot

I just tried re-installing the video drivers (because I had left it w/o them where I last stood).  I got an error, so I undid the changes I made yesterday when I disabled the autoupdating of drivers, but I still get an error when I try to install the driver. Specifically, it says "The setup program failed to install one or more device drivers.  Setup will exit." At this point, I'm starting to lean towards reformatting and re-installing Windows... 

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Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit, boots up and runs fine as long as "Windows Search" is NOT checked in "Services".

When I run msconfig in the Services Tab, that is the Windows Search checkbox that I'm talking about.

If the box is checked, computer will start up, allow me to click on my user icon and load everything as if it's ready to go. The cursor moves with the mouse but does not respond to mouse clicks, also the computer does not response to the keyboard. If I click the start button, I get the spinning round wait icon (or whatever that is called). It also runs fine in Safe Mode.
I tried sfc.exe /scannow I have all the latest windows updates. I have run several different anti-virus, anti-malware programs. I ran chkdsk. Do I need Windows Search checked in Services? What does Window Search do? Is that where you can search from the Start Button area?

A:boots up then freezes when "Windows Search" is checked in "Services"

Which flag did you use with chkdsk - /F ?? My first guess is that Search is trying to index and snagging on something - either a file system problem or bad disk sectors. The /F flag deals with the filesystem. If you haven't tried /R, for sectors, do so, but only after backing up important data, and perhaps taking a system image if the system's current state is valuable to you. I prefer to run chkdsk from a WinPE/RE boot disk so I can study its output at leisure.

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Hi folks!Unfortunately, my 2 year old pushed some buttons on my Lenovo B590 laptop and something isn't right. Upon start up (Windows 7 64), I get a black screen with a moving cursor. Ctrl+alt+del doesn't bring up the task manager.I double checked the boot order in BIOS and that looks OK.Restarting in Safe mode works.I also updated the video drivers, and (strangely) I was able to restart in normal and everything looked fine. However, when I restarted again after that, I was back to the black screen in Normal.I've been Googling all morning, and done what I've found. If anyone else has any other suggestions, I'd be grateful for them. And if you have any questions for me, please don't hesitate to ask.Thanks!

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hope some one can help me , this is driving me crazy

system config is as follows :-

asus A8N sli se - moboard
GeForce 7600 gt - graphics
1gig of ram
windows xp
athlon xp 2.2 ghz processor (i think)

the problem is the computer has been locking up at random recently
so i have had to reboot and then it works fine.

but now it wont boot at all with the monitor saying no signal
ive unplugged the hard drive and all other components and cleaned everything and re-assembled, but no joy ..........with there being no signal on monitor ive bought a new graphics card hopeing this would solve the problem, but no joy.

ive checked all connections and made sure all the power connections are ok and they seem to be ok.

the one thing i have noticed is there is a small fan over the M/B chipset which is not working. does this mean my M/B is dead ?

any ideas or help would be much appreciated

many thanks in advance Teeva
 

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This screen came up after i deleted Nero through ad/delete and restarted my pc ,and i cannot get it to boot from cdrom despite changing the boot up sequence in BIOS..any ideas please??
 

A:blue screen at boot up "Unmountable-boot-volume"

This from TeckTips4U

"When booting up to Win XP you may get a error that reads "Unmountable Boot Volume". This is probably because your boot.ini file is messed up.

You can boot with your the XP CD and when you see the "Welcome to setup" screen press the letter R
You will get a dos-type prompt
Then type chkdsk /p (note the space before /p)and hit Enter
When that is done type fixboot and hit Enter
Y and Enter at the prompt
Then type exit and hit Enter
The system will now reboot into Windows

If for some reason that don't work for you, you can boot to the recovery console like above and...
Type chkdsk /r (note the space before /r) then enter
When done type "exit" and hit enter.
This will take longer, but the system should boot back into Windows."
 

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In order to get my laptop running I have to press F10 at the boot, which brings me to a screen that says:


EDIT BOOT OPTIONS
edit windows boot options for: windows 7
path: \windows\system32\winload.exe
partition: 3
hard disk: 350f350f
[ /NOEXECUTE=OPTION /MININT
]

In order to boot, I have to erase the text:
"/NOEXECUTE=OPTION /MININT"
After that I can boot.

PLEASE HELP!

A:Won't boot unless I use "EDIT BOOT OPTIONS (F10)" at boot screen

Hi, welcome to the forums

You could try checking the 'Environment Variables' options...

Click Start then right-click Computer and select 'Properties'. From there, click 'Advanced system settings' followed by the 'Environment Variables'. Have a look in the lower box to see if those exact options are there. If so, you should be able to delete them.


   Note
I cannot guarantee the effect of this as i've not had personal experience with the issue you're explaining.



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I have a G50-70 Laptop and yesterday I wanted to install Windows 8.1 (official release downloaded from Microsoft website). Everything went well and the laptop started but there was no Wi-Fi option, so I restarted it and opened the BIOS options to check if the wireless is enabled. It was enabled but I decided to choose the Default options for the BIOS because I saw on a forum that this may help. Sadly, when the laptop restarted it just stayed black and the monitor started flashing lighter black color every 1-2 seconds and nothing else happened. That's why I figured that I should reset the BIOS by removing the CMOS battery for a minute, I didn't know that this is not possible on this model. There are other things that I tried after that:
 
1. Unplugged the adapter and removed the battery and tried resetting the BIOS by holding on the Start button for about 30 seconds. I started the laptop after that and after waiting for about 5 minutes the Lenovo logo came up and it gave me some errors about not being able to boot IPV4 and IPV6 and sometimes it showed "checking media". At the end, there was a message to restart the computer. After the Restart it I had to wait for another 5 minutes until it showed the Lenovo logo again. I entered the BIOS options again and saw that it doesn't recognize the HDD anymore (everything is plugged as it should, I tried the HDD on a different laptop and it was working). After this, when I started the laptop it was still the same but nothing happen... Read more

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Hi friends, My PC is not booting, and there is no display no POST screen
and just hang in there. This problem is from when i installed programme
named nHancer usually used to edit GPU profille to get high performance.
And i configured it and run the game it worked real fast than ever on my PC
but after some time it stuck on the pos. and everythings gone hang.
keyboard also was not working.
So i manually turned off PC by Holding down power button.
I tried to play again because i think that it is other problem such as misconfiguration. And then i get the blue screen and PC restarted itself but this time there is no display no boot and no boot Only the LEDs and cpu fans was working. Please I need Help, I love my PC.

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Ok here it goes....... Was having problems getting my new Dual AMD Tyan Tiger MPX S2466n to accept both chips. So after hours of pain staking hair pulling I finnaly gave up and went out and got a new board

ESC Mainboard Socket A K7VTA3 : rev 3.1

I decided to grab a new chip while i was there just to be on the safe side.

AMD XP 2100
I had just got a new memory chip a few weeks ago so I didnt grab another

New memory : Crucial 256mb DDR 266MHZ Cl 2.5
Also have : 512 mb DDR 266mhz Cl2.5

my video card is a : ATI Rage Theater 128mb DDR AGP

The Sound Card AC'97 audio , Lan Card ,RealTek 8100/B LAN and RAID card Promise PDC20265R IDE RAID are on on board.

I put everything together, double checked myself, triple checked myself and then turned it on. It gets power althou the cd rom and floppy lights do not seem to be coming on. I also could not see any light coming from my C drive as to signify some activity. My monitor just sits there like it is stuck in stand by mode. I turned it off and then turned it back on to see if it would start communicating with t he computer but it just stayed black, clicked a few times like it was trying to find the video card and went back to black.

I turned off machine and checked all the cables and connections.
Set the mother boards one settable jumper down to 100mhz and tried again just to get the same thing.

I decided to take out my ATI and try a PCI card. Still same blank black screen.

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A:Blank Screen On boot ; No post

I had the same problem with an ECS K7S5A.

After 20 minutes of cursing, I discovered there was a misprint in my owners manual for the boards front panel connections.

They had reversed the locations of the reset and power pins. Once I figured that out by trial and error, it fired right up.
 

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Hi friends, My PC is not booting, and there is no display no POST screen
and just hang in there. This problem is from when i installed programme
named nHancer usually used to edit GPU profille to get high performance.
And i configured it and run the game it worked real fast than ever on my PC
but after some time it stuck on the pos. and everythings gone hang.
keyboard also was not working.
So i manually turned off PC by Holding down power button.
I tried to play again because i think that it is other problem such as misconfiguration. And then i get the blue screen and PC restarted itself but this time there is no display no boot and no boot Only the LEDs and cpu fans was working. Please I need Help, I love my PC.

A:No Boot, No Screen, No post No Beeps

That sounds like a major hardware failure. I would be led to believe that your video card failed, but there's usually a POST beep code for a failed video adapter. It may be a bad motherboard or CPU as well. If you can, try a different video card and see what happens.

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I have a G50-70 Laptop and yesterday I wanted to install Windows 8.1 (official release downloaded from Microsoft website). Everything went well and the laptop started but there was no Wi-Fi option, so I restarted it and opened the BIOS options to check if the wireless is enabled. It was enabled but I decided to choose the Default options for the BIOS because I saw on a forum that this may help. Sadly, when the laptop restarted it just stayed black and the monitor started flashing lighter black color every 1-2 seconds and nothing else happened. That's why I figured that I should reset the BIOS by removing the CMOS battery for a minute, I didn't know that this is not possible on this model. There are other things that I tried after that: 1. Unplugged the adapter and removed the battery and tried resetting the BIOS by holding on the Start button for about 30 seconds. I started the laptop after that and after waiting for about 5 minutes the Lenovo logo came up and it gave me some errors about not being able to boot IPV4 and IPV6 and sometimes it showed "checking media". At the end, there was a message to restart the computer. After the Restart it I had to wait for another 5 minutes until it showed the Lenovo logo again. I entered the BIOS options again and saw that it doesn't recognize the HDD anymore (everything is plugged as it should, I tried the HDD on a different laptop and it was working). After this, when I started the laptop it was still the same but nothing happened... Read more

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hi i have a problem with my computer , it is a clean pc no programs or anything on it , extremely basic . when i turn it on it is stuck in post screen , it gets up to were it says , found D drive bladi bladi bla , and then stops , nothing works , very ocasionally when bin disconected from everything for a month it will work for a few hours then stop again , what could it be ???? plz help .
 

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I have seen some similar problems like mine posted here, but I am not 100% sure how to proceed, so here it goes. This is on a Dell Latitude D620 laptop. I caught Palladium trying to install itself, so I did not want to let it finish. Taskmanager was already disabled and a shut down attempt resulted in a hang, so I held the power switch till it forced a power down. On reboot after that I attempted to boot to safe mode, but hitting F8 did not get me to the safe mode menu. All I get is the black screen with no text and the flashing cursor. Subsequent attempts to boot produce the same result. The only options I have are F2 and F12 both of which work fine. I can boot from a CD or an external floppy. I have a near identical laptop that I have been working on, but I want my programs. The hard drive from the problem computer works fine in an external housing, but not to boot. While I had it in the external housing I ran Malwarebytes to rid myself of the remnants of the Palladium. When I put it in the good computer I get the same results. When I put the good HD in the problem computer it boots fine, but with driver issues (I guess it's not 100% identical). I copied the MBR from the good HD with MBRtool, but it will not load the OS with that MBR, so I reloaded the backed-up MBR. I also tried the Windows recovery console fixMBR. It also didn't let the OS boot. I started to do a Repair Install, but I quit at the HD partition page. It seems the instructions on MS&... Read more

A:XP no boot, black screen & cursor after OEM POST

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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Hello, just finished putting another system up. I ran into a problem tough, when I booted the computer for the first time, all I got was a black screen. No bios, no post beep...

The setup:
MSI p6n SLI V2
Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66GHZ 6mb L2, 45nm (not compatible?)
Sparkle 8800GT 512mb
2Gb G.Skill DDR2 800mhz

The PSU didn't have a 8 pin 12v connector which the mobo had, so I didn't connect it. I will roam around the local computers stores for the cable today and see if it helps (hopefully thats the problem).

I fear it was my mistake tough, with the CPU choise. I tought the CPU list on MSIs site was of all the compatible CPUs and didn't notice that it said "in testing" on the side... damn.
 

A:No post beep, black screen on first boot

You absolutely need the correctly configured power supply to work with a motherboard and video graphics card of that quality.
The MSI website and the Core 2 Duo webside will advise you on capatibility between the two.
 

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I started using the yoga around Dec 2013. I started experience boot issues around Dec 2014 (it decides to break just as my warranty ends...). Since my warranty was over anyways I decided to just leave it as is, I finally had some free time today to take a look at it in more detail. It will sometimes boot into safe mode but most of the time all it does is sit with a black screen with the fans intermittently spinning faster. It's a cycle that repeats every couple seconds.At first I thought it might be a bios issue or something in the windows installation was corrupted. But I can't boot to the bios and when I attempted a reinstallation of windows from the few times it has booted to safe mode, it has always failed because of various errors. But because it was able to boot to safe mode all my data has been backed up (fortunately). I read in another post that some owners were experiencing a similar issue because they use an external monitor. I have my yoga attached to a external monitor most of the time when at home for the past year. I have tried all those function keys so I know screen brightness, switch to external display etc are not causing the problem. Since the yoga broke I have already purchased a replacement laptop (from a different manufacturer) but if I can still salvage it I would like to try.  Any help would be appreciated.

A:Yoga 13 Won't Post/Boot Black Screen

Your laptop has a recovery NOVO button. Shutdown the laptop and press that button and follow on-screen instructions.
 
Here is the User Guide -
http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_yoga13_ug_v2.0_jul_2012_english.pdf
 
Look at Page 25 for Recovery.
 
If recovery fails, then shutdown and do these steps before starting again.
1) Shutdown
2) Disconnect power supply
3) Press power button for 30-40 seconds
4) Reconnect power supply and press NOVO button again.

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Our company bought 14 p7-1380t computer about 2 1/2 years ago. They came installed with Windows 7. We have upgraded them to Windows 10 since and about 2 weeks ago installed the Anniversary Update. One of the hard drives failed while upgrading to the Anniversary Update and was diagnosed by the HP On-Board check as "failing". We had a clone of this drive that was made just before we upgraded to Windows 10 (it had Windows 7 still on it) so we tried puting that drive back in the computer and it booted up with no problems. We decided that we should get some more clones of our hard drives in case of future hard drive fails. I bought 2 Western Digital 1TB Black drives and attempted to clone 2 of the computers with the free Acronis software from Western Digital. The software said that both clones were sucessful. I tried booting both computers with their new cloned drive. They both did boot into Windows 10, but it did take almost 10 minutes the first time. I rebooted both computers to verify that the hard drives worked but this time when they were booting up there were messages that the hard drives had errors and that Windows was going to try to fix them. The computers automaticlly rebooted several times, displaying errors and trying to fix them. After about 20 minutes both computers shut off. When I tried to turn them on to boot up, I got nothing. No video image so no post screen. The hard drive light would light for an instant and then the computer just seemed to be doing nothing, e... Read more

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Hello i beg you for any help. I tried every solution available on the web with no success.I have Ideapad Z710 with no battery at all. Once it have stopped working and charging about a half yer ago i just took it out and since then i am using the laptop only connected to the wall. Recently my laptop struggling booting up after its get shutting down uncommonly like taking the power cord out without shutting down the pc. When i turn it on the power led works. Fan not working. No sounds at all. Dvdrom is coming out if i press it. No other signs of life in it. 1.holding power button for 1 min not helps2.taking out cmos battery not helps3.switching ram/plug off hdd and plug back not works. Every possible combination has been made with no success.Laptop will boot up randomly after 100 or 1000 tries. After i take out cmos battery and place it back the laptop powers on by itself when i connect power cord or try to shut down holding power button. I know for sure that cpu and ram and the motherboard and everything else is fine because this have happned to me a lot of times but then finaly boots up (after million tries tho) this happen after electricity suddenly jumps because weather or whatever. It will finaly boot up but everytime it takes me a lot of tries and a lot of time.. Sometimes few hours sometimes few days.. Please help me to find the way to boot itnip instantly.. The laptop is not even post

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A few days ago, until I tried - and failed - to fix my laptop with a recovery disc, my laptop was gradually running Windows 7 more and more slowly. The system would then result to slowing down at the "Starting Windows" boot screen, and as of today the operating system is refusing to reinstall itself and the POST screen is incredibly slow, too.

Even whenever I try to boot CDs it takes a while to get them working properly, and I'm having trouble trying to identify the source of the problem (I did a Memtest86 on an Ubuntu 9.04 Live CD and it passed the test).

I'm starting to think that the problem could be hardware-related. A little help, please?

(I'd also better say that I deleted some software a couple of boots before the system started playing up, and cleaned the system with CCleaner in the session before the laptop wouldn't work properly)

A:Boot problems from POST screen onwards

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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I have a friend's Gateway laptop M-6866. The topic started here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/577308/gateway-slow-to-start/ . I have used bleeping computer tools to clean it of malware and such before. Recently it has had Firefox issues and "Cannot load XPCOM" has come up twice. I've fixed that by re-installing Firefox each time. The first time none of his browsers would work! My friend had not had it back from me for much time when he brought it back because of a slow boot and there was yet another PUP on it. Side note: the owner has let the machine run until the battery completely died several times.
Anyway, the computer operates fine EXCEPT for the amount of time it takes between the welcome screen and the appearance of the desktop which is up to 90 seconds or so. Could it be something scanning at start-up? How do I investigate this? There was a period when it quit doing this but it is back to it's craziness again.
On the previous topic page we cleaned it of junk and tried to run some hard drive checking programs. Gsmart control made it BSOD.
Here is a link to the CBS log: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zvf6ehbzo5f63fy/CBS_oldcapri_06012015.txt?dl=0
TIA, Barry

A:Slow boot period post welcome screen

Hello,
 
I am not sure what to tell you, but since you have already received help here, I can only tell you my story with system start-up time. I also have Vista OS, I have the same "problems" with long delays between the welcome screen and the desktop appearance. It's black screen for about 1 minute, and when I look at computer case, HDD light is off for that 60 seconds, and after that time, red light starts to blink and desktop shows. Maybe it's not a bug, it's a feature. 

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I bought this HP mini used. The HP Mini now has a white screen, won't boot up. I was able to connect to an external monitor and it worked for awhile, meaning it booted and loaded the OS and all seemed well. But now it doesn't boot at all. I disassembled the (entire computer) screen to make sure all was connected properly and it appears to be. When powered on, you can hear what is either the fan or the HDD. Unless someone has an idea of what is wrong, I'm thinking possibly it's the motherboard and it will need replacing. I re-seated the memory module. The OS is Windows 7 Starter.

Ideas?

Thanks
 

A:HP Mini has White Screen and Won't boot up (No POST)

Are you sure it isn't booting? Perhaps you no longer have a display which would indicate the video chip has died.

What model HP mini? You might be able to boot a linux live DVD or a USB stick. If you see a display with that booting, then it isn't the GPU.
 

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The problem happens suddenly. Was working fine before. Don't recall installing any new software. On switching the PC, sometime display will appear on monitor. Other time nothing. The time when the display appears the last message is "Memory testing : 524288K OK". Cannot go into BIOS setup, even on pressing the DEL key. Used to work before.

My setup:
Gigabyte GA-8I915P Pro
Intel Pentium 4 3GHz
3 SATA disks
2 DVD/CD
Antec PSU Truepower 2.0 480watts
Gigabyte X600 Pro 128D

Please help.
 

A:PC will not boot up completely. Stuck on POST screen. Please help

Further details to above problem. On pressing the reset button, the monitor goes blank. Nothing appears. On cold boot again, after a couple of minutes, nothing appears, no beep either. However if I leave in off for say 2-3 hours, display comes back on again and the computer stuck at the same point. I'm really in deep sh##, am I? Please, please someone helps. Don't want to spend any more money. PC is only about 13 or so months old. :blush:
 

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Hi all,

Since a few weeks, my computer have this strange problem... When I turn it on several hours after the last use, the screen keeps getting black (even when it's turned on) and I hear no post error. I hear and see the hard drive and the DVD-ROM being powered on, the green light on the mobo is turned on and all the fans are running. My computer specs :

- Mobo Asus A7V8X-X
- CPU AMD Athlon XP 2600+
- 1 x 512Mb Kingston DDR333 memory
- Video card Asus GEForce TI4200
- Generic PowerSupply 350w
- DVD-Rom LG
- HD Western Digital 40Gb
- Modem USR 56K int.

Here's all the tests I've done :

- Disconnected and reconnected all power cables and data cables inside computer;
- removed and put back all cards (modem and video card), also the memory module;
- cleared CMOS
- Tested video card, memory and hard drive in another computer.. it worked well
- Replaced the PSU... same prob
- Removed all cards, the memory module and disconnected all power cables except the mobo... same prob, no post
- Reseated CPU... Nope.

Later, it worked with no reason and I was able to use it and turned it off the same day. The day after, the same issue occured after the first try. The first test I'v done was to push some warm air into the computer with a hairdryer (ask me why I though to this solution). Guess what?? It worked.

In this room, temperature is about 63F-64F (17C-18C). My other computer in the same room works well, even at lower temperatures.

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A:Computer won't boot - No post, black screen

It sounds like a heat problem to me, and it's possible that the warm air from the hair dryer was cooler than the CPU and cooled it down enough to restart. So, the question is, are you sure the computer is too cold to run? Use the computer with the case open, or try blowing air from a fan into the case and see if the same thing happens - because I think it's getting hot and shutting down.
 

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