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I have to boot my pc twice so it starts

Q: I have to boot my pc twice so it starts

I cleaned my pc with an air duster ever sense i had to turn it on twice so it starts i fixed this by going to control panel changing what power buttoms do and unchecking fast starup (recommended), however i liked that mode is there anyway i can fix this?

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I get a message that Windows failed.
Status: 0xc000000e
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

It instructs me to insert the windows installation disc, restart, and run "repair your computer".  However, I did not receive an installation disc, only a utilities disk (which does not boot)
What do I do now?

A:Inspiron M5030 recovery boot issue. Recovery disk does full restore and starts Win7, which operates fine. But on restart, windows will not boot.

1. Reseat the hard disk drives, reseat the controller and monitor. 2. Perform chkdsk /r on the RAID volume. 3. Run diagnostics on the hard disk drives and controller and replace as necessary.
Additional Information:
Event ID 1001 is logged in the System event log. Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting Date: 12.08.2013 11:23:04 Event ID: 1001 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: server.domain.com Description: The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x000000f4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xfffffa800644ab30, 0xfffffa800644ae10, 0xfffff80001be07b0). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 031214-68266-01 Review of the memory dump files using Debugging Tools for Windows will result in output similar to the following.BugCheck 7A, {fffff6fc40040128, ffffffffc000000e, 6454cbe0, fffff88008025000} Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+36c1a ) Debugging Details: ------------------ ERROR_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc000000e - A device which does not exist was specified. DISK_HARDWARE_ERROR: There was error with disk hardwareBugCheck F4, {3, fffffa8006332b30, fffffa8006332e10, fffff80001b8e7b0} ----- ETW minidump data unavailable----- Probably caused by : csrss.exe CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION (f4)
Look below for more details
Source : www.dell.com/.../EN

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I have a peculiar problem. My desktop starts but does not boot. I know that power is coming to the system because my fans come on, my neons come on, etc. However, the computer does not even begin the bios process; it just sits there. Obviously nothing appears on my screen so at first I thought it was the video card but I realized that I was no longer receiving systems beeps for start up, recognizing master and slave, etc. Also, the numlock key was not coming on automatically (and will not turn on even if I press it, even if I let the "boot process" go for 10 minutes). I am thinking it is a bios issue so I removed and reinserted the bios battery in order to try and reset it but to no avail.

Any suggestions?



A:Computer Starts but Does Not Boot

try a different keyboard, no keys are stuck down?
but it looks as if it might be your power supply
post back

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I have both Internet Explorer and Edge and I use each one for different reasons. Starting this morning every time I reboot my computer IE opens. I've already tried going to msconfig and IE is not listed in startup. I've gone to internet options there and tried changing the way the tabs are displayed (as it was suggested on the Microsoft answers forum--which btw is useless) and restarted but this did not work. Did a disk clean up. and cleaned out my temp folder. I don't show a virus. Running out of ideas. Thought I'd check here since I've been helped successfully in the past. Anything else can I do?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4720HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8104 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 886 GB (656 GB Free); D: 24 GB (22 GB Free); E: 931 GB (617 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, Lenovo Y50-70 Touch
Antivirus: Webroot SecureAnywhere, Enabled and Updated

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What model Ideapad, so I can move to the right place.
Usually, the message you saw means the disk has died or was damaged logically.

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When I boot up my Windows 2000 the IE6 browser starts up automaticly. How can I stop that?

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Hi, I'm kind of a noob, but I need some help to fix my pc...

The thing is:
my laptop cannot boot, when i start it powers up, lights and fans are on. Black screen, and after about 10 secs it dies and reboots. OS doesn't load. I know that the screen signal is ok.
cause' SOMETIMES it boots perfectly fine, and there are NO problems until next boot.

Can it be a loose connection with the BIOS?
Or maybe it's caused by a fatal error during boot so the system restarts.

I rarely reach the HP logo before it dies.
sometimes i do though, but never further, either it's all the way from there or it's froen logo until it dies.

hope you can help..

A:PC dies during boot, and starts over again

Interesting problem. Sorry we are so slow getting to you.
If you are still here, I will try to help.
Please let us know if you still need / want help.

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Hi, got a big problem here and need your help to solve it.

Computer Specifications:
Motherboard: ECS Elitegroup 671T-M
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad
Memory: DDR2 667 -> 2 GB OCZ Ram (2 x 1GB)
Graphics: GeForce 6800GT

Computer starts but does not show any display. I know it starts, because all fans are working fine. Process light is blinking; however, the "power light" does not turn on. The CPU is not heating up. I took off rams, but there is no sound from the motherboard. Connecting monitor cable directly to the motherboard instead of the video card also doesn't work.

Does anyone have any idea of what would be the problem?
I would really appreciate any help. I am desperate!

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Hiya hope you can help me with this
When I startup my pc it begins to whirr and the indicator lights on the cd-roms flash but then the system just stops and powers down. The monitor remains on standby

When i try to start it again the power button doesnt work in that it doesnt click so it doesnt start unless i turn the power supply button at the back of the system on and off or pull out and plug in the power cable

tanks for yer help

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So I've tried tje suggestions...when i try to power on it starts to whir and light up but then shuts off. No battery. Just the power cord plugged in. With the battery it just blinks to show that power is plugged in but still will not power on.

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Hi, got a big problem here and need your help to solve it.

Computer Specifications:
Motherboard: ECS Elitegroup 671T-M
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad
Memory: DDR2 667 -> 2 GB OCZ Ram (2 x 1GB)
Graphics: GeForce 6800GT

Computer starts but does not show any display. I know it starts, because all fans are working fine. Process light is blinking; however, the "power light" does not turn on. The CPU is not heating up. I took off rams, but there is no sound from the motherboard. Connecting monitor cable directly to the motherboard instead of the video card also doesn't work.

Does anyone have any idea of what would be the problem?
I would really appreciate any help. I am desperate!

A:Computer starts but does not boot

One more thing:
I don't think there is any problem with config. Because I have been using this computer with same specs for 2 years. Today morning it suddenly stopped working.

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Hey All,

Been a while since I've been here. Been figuring things out on my own but have come upon something that has me stumped.

I have a HP Pavilion DV1000 laptop that doesn't have a monitor ( long story there lol ). Anyhow, I have been having it hooked up to a Dell monitor/TV with a VGA and just using it that way.

I had it in my spare room but my TV in the living room went out so I moved it all there. Been working fine until today when I got the living room TV fixed and moved the Dell monitor/TV and laptop back to the spare room.

I can turn the laptop on and then turn the monitor on and I get the HP splash screen and then the Windows Splash screen. While on the Windows splash screen with the blue bar showing it's loading, it will stop moving and after a few seconds I then get a message on the monitor saying no signal from the VGA cable.

I hooked the laptop up to another monitor and still the same thing happens. Could anyone help with what might be causing this and how to solve it?


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I am running XP sp2 and scheduled a diskscan to occur on restarting of my computer. The diskscan functioned normally and reported no problems however, it wouldn't let me go on to start windows. It froze up after completing the scan. So I had to force a shut down of my computer.

My problem is that the diskscan starts up every time I boot my computer and freezes each time at the end of the scan. So I can't get into windows.
The command to start this diskscan must be written on the HD because I can start up the same computer using another HD with XP on it without any problems. And it doesn't start the diskscan. Switching back to the first HD results in diskscan and frozen computer.

How can I stop the diskscan from starting up? I have tried safe mode and every other mode but they all lead to the diskscan before I can get to windows. Is there some file I can delete off the HD to prevent this? I would just reformat the whole HD but I have lots of drivers and updates that I don't want to hunt down again.
I guess the other fix would be to determine why the diskscan is freezing up at its completion.

Thank you

A:Diskscan starts with each boot

I know there is a registry entry that controls this although I don't know exactly what its key is. If someone could get you that (or you could find it), you could boot up into the console repair mode - or just boot from a floppy - and change the key.

Also, is it possible that it's actually still running? I had something similar on mine an I kept force restarting. Once, I decided to just let it go and walked away. Whatever it was doing, it completed and I managed to get into Windows.

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I have an eMachines T5254 that has Windows 7 Home Premium on it, upgraded from Vista.

We recently located our home computers, modem and router to another room. I reconnected everything with the same cables, and it came on fine. After an automatic Systems Update it did not come back on, and now when I try to boot from either the Boot Manager or Advanced Boot Screen, at every option it loads files and then, before or during the time when the lights and logo start to appear, it turns off. I do not have the recovery disk, and in any case my DVD-RW has not worked for about a year.

I have a new DVD-RW which I am going to install, but I am uncertain if that will solve the problem. Is there any way to get to a Command prompt without Windows booting up, and at least access the hard drive that way, or am I up the well known tributary with inadequate means of propulsion?

Any help would be gratefully appreciated, and possibly rewarded with virtual chocolate chip cookies.

A:My PC starts to Boot then shuts down

That doesn't solve the problem. When I select ALL options, system turns itself off before it boots.i

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Hi my system is running windows xp with service pack 3. Everytime I boot the system I always get the chkdsk dialog. It always says that its fixing some errors on my hard disk which is the second physical hard disk. I did a surface scan on that disk but there were no errors. But then why this chkdsk thing everytim I try to boot into my system??

A:Chkdsk starts always when i try to boot into xp

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On Tuesday morning, I was using my computer when it froze. Ctrl+Alt+Del wouldn't work, so I did a manual shutdown and restarted it. But it wouldn't boot up. I've tried the following:

1. Unplugging the power source and holding the power button in for 1 minute, in order to rule out a static electricity problem.
2. Unplugged the monitor to see if it was dead; it wasn't.
3. Disconnected everything except for the monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

I've tried to restart it multiple times in hopes of getting it to work one last time so that I could retrieve my data (MP3s, photos, etc.), but to no avail. At times, the power button glows green, and other times it's orange.

Any suggestions? Also, I have a working laptop. Is there a program I can use to get into the hard drives, or is that completely impossible? Any help is appreciated.

A:My computer starts but will not boot up

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Hello all,
My computer will not boot (until after numerous tries); when I turn it on, you can hear the fans and hard drives as if the computer was starting up, but the monitor stays black and says, "no input detected." My PS2 keyboard seems to effect whether it starts up - if it's plugged in during boot up, sometimes the fans and hard drives will automatically shut off after a second or two. Other times, it's as though I need my keyboard plugged in and my USB mouse unplugged. I've heard that PS2 ports die after so much use, and I tried replacing my keyboard with a USB keyboard, but the computer still did not start up (not until I plugged in my PS2 keyboard). Also, I previously suspected that my motherboard had a blown capacitor due to a high-pitched whine that my computer would make (and it would make this only when I had something plugged into a PS2 port). However, this noise has been long gone and I never found a capacitor that looked as though it was blown. So what could possibly be the problem?

Thanks a bunch

A:computer starts, fails to boot

I would check your video card, make sure the monitor cable is completely plugged in otherwise try reseating the video card.

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I've got an old COMPAQ desktop (bout 5 years) that I sparingly use. I tried to start it the other day, and it powered on, displaying a red "COMPAQ" across the screen like normal. The 3.5 diskette lights up. The CD drive would open and close. But that was it. I left it like this for a few hours, and still same (3.5 light still on). None of the F keys (F2 / F10) do anything. I tried restarting a bunch of times, opened it up to get the dust out, etc, but no luck.

When I first got the computer, the motherboard had to be replaced within weeks, but it's been fine since then. Also, prior to not booting at all, the computer would restart at random times.

Does this seem like a motherboard issue? Do I need to change the BIOS battery (saw an article on this, but doubt it's the problem.) I'm sick of staring at the word COMPAQ!!

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

A:COMPAQ Desktop Starts, but won't Boot...

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My computer starts to boot up then just shuts off. I tried taking out my vide o card and using the onboard graphics but it does the same thing, I cant even get to BIOS before it shuts off. I tried using a different power supply and that did not work either. Pleas help.

A:Computer starts to boot up then shuts off.

Is there any fans running? What is the make and model of your machine If it is an OEM, If it is a custom build what is the brand and model of your motherboard.

Was there any errors before the system shut off mainly a BOSD (Blue Screen Of Death)?
What changed before this happened? Any software, updates, drivers installed before this happened?

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My PC was working fantastically until I added more RAM. I have an XFX 680i LT SLI mobo and it had 2 GB of Corsair XMS2 Dominator 240 pin DDR2 800MHz. Worked absolutely perfectly until I got 2 more gigs of Corsair (same exact thing just not the dominator series). Once that happened the computer started hanging on the splash screen. I figured it was RAM voltages and it was so I went into BIOS which had them set at 1.85 volts and I set them to 2.1 volts. Problem persisted. Computer runs absolutely fine when I get into the OS (Win7) but now it hangs on a black screen. Keyboard and mouse don't get power. Fans and lights come on. The only way to get anywhere is to let it just run like that for fifteen minutes or so and then kill power and then turn it back on and boot. When I finally do get anything BIOS tells my my voltages are wrong, I go back in and have to reset RAM back to 2.1 volts AGAIN. I tried resetting CMOS, flashing BIOS, checked PSU pins to mobo, now I'm not sure what the problem is anymore. Took my RAM out and tried just a single stick at a time but that doesn't help it boot any faster, but like I said once I finally do successfully boot into OS everything runs perfect. I can restart the computer just fine after it gets running, even shut down and power on as long as it doesn't stay off for a while. If it stays off long enough it just doesn't wanna come back to life.

CPU is a Wolfdale e8400 3.0 GHz
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A:PC hangs on boot but starts with enough reboots

Corsair XMS2 Dominator has 3-4-3-9 Timings listed and 2.4V
while Corsair XMS2 has 5-5-5-18 timings and 19v listed.

Might want to set the timings to the 5-5-5-18 and 19v. Since it sounds like your overclocking the regular XMS2 ram which cannot handle it. Or maybe sell it on ebay and get Dominator. Mixing 2 high end rams with dif timings is not a good thing.

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Hi,When my computer starts, Antimalware Doctor pops up and starts a fake scan. It disables all web browsers from running. Before I ran rkill and then Malware bytes, I also experienced that a program tried to constantly start a Command Prompt (stopped by UAC) as well as a program for digital identification that I have installed (to be able to id myself digitally in Sweden). After running Malwarebytes the two latter things stopped ocurring, but Antimalware Doctor still runs every time I start my computer. If I run rkill once, it stops however, and does not come back until I reboot. Since this started happening yesterday, I have also experienced 3 BSOD, which has never happened before. Each time with a different error message:1) Monitor.sys; 2) Kernel_Page_Stack_Error; 3) Page.... (did not have time to read before reboot)Below is my dds log. NB! I could not attach my ark.txt file since it is 1,22MB, and the maximum file size is 512k. What to do? Thanks a lot for your help!DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Andreas at 19:31:17,41 on 2010-09-30Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18943 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.46.1033.18.3069.1548 [GMT 2:00]SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *enabled* (Updated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Program Fil... Read more

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Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:CODEmsconfigsafebootminimalactivexdrivers32netsvcs%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe/md5st... Read more

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I'm running windows XP SP3.

I was surfing online to try to find info about a bug in a php script, and I opened a forum site where someone had posted something relevant. Shortly after, I got a message from my antivirus saying something was trying to modify the registry, and I told it "no" repeatedly. (I want to say 6 or 7 times) it was a file in a temp directory with a gibberish number/letter name that was at least 12 chars long. Concerned, I closed everything, ran a virus scan, and sat down with a book.

It rebooted part of the way through the virus scan, and went into a looped cycle of rebooting. I'm not sure if it's a virus issue for sure, but circumstantial evidence suggests it. I posted here instead of to the virus forum though because the system is so crippled. If this was incorrect, I apologize.

I tried:
1. Booting windows normally
2. Safemode
3. Safemode with command prompt
4. Last known good config
5. Safemode with networking

I can not get the computer to boot in any of those modes.

It gets to the driver bthidmgr.sys in the driver list, but it doesn't get any further than that; it just starts over from the start of the boot cycle. That is a bluesoleil Blue Tooth Device driver. I own a small USB stick bluetooth device for connecting my cell to my PC, however, I haven't connected it in months and I'm not even sure where it is at the moment.

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A:Can't boot; Starts over after bthidmgr.sys driver

'It rebooted part of the way through the virus scan, and went into a looped cycle of rebooting'

You may still be infected.
Try running - AntiVirus Rescue Cds.
You will have to burn the ISO to a Cd on a working system.

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I inherited my wife's HP Pavilion zd8000 laptop. I needed a laptop for my job. When I started to use it I noticed that it was very slow so I started to remove some of the programs that I did not need. I also unchecked many of the items that were on the "start up" menu. That improved the speed and the time needed to boot up. Things were working just fine--the laptop was a welcomed tool for my job. Then one day (about a week ago) I noticed that after I had turned it on (then I walked away while it was booting up) I had a black screen. So I forced a shut down and restarted it again--this time watching the screen to see what was happening. After I pushed the power button the screen lit up with the normal HP logo--after which the Windows XP logo appeared--after a few seconds the screen went black!! So I waited for about 30 minutes and nothing happened--still a black screen. FYI The computer had been working fine for about three weeks before the black screen business started. Before that the computer had worked fine for 5 years for my wife with no problems!! Go figure!!

Anyway, I started it again and this time I thought that I would see if I could get it to boot up in "sake mode" and it did boot okay into safe mode so I tried a "restore" to an earlier time. After the restore I tried to see if it with boot into normal made--no it would not. So I tried the restore again to an earlier time--same results--would not boot up into... Read more

A:XP starts to boot then screen goes black

Repairing the Operating SystemTo repair the operating system without deleting your personal data, use the Operating System disc that was shipped with the notebook: (You have that CD)1.Connect the notebook to external power and turn on the notebook.2.Immediately insert the Operating System disc (included with the notebook) into the optical drive.3.Press and hold the power/standby button for 5 seconds to turn off the notebook.4.Press the power/standby button again to start the notebook.5.When prompted, press any key to boot from the disc. After a few minutes, the Welcome to Setup screen is displayed.6.Press enter to continue. A Licensing Agreement screen is displayed. If your system is not recognized as an existing Windows installation, you will not be able to repair the operating system without losing data. Press F3 to exit and refer to the Microsoft Knowledge Base at http://support.microsoft.com/ for information on using Recovery Console. 7.Press f8 to accept the agreement and continue. The Setup window is displayed.8.Press R to repair the selected Windows installation. The repair process begins. The notebook restarts in Windows after the process is complete.Directions from the HP w... Read more

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I run Vista Home Premium and am having the same problem. Removed RAM sticks and re-inserted...seemed to work for a while. A few times has come up with
Warning!!!The previous performance of overclocking is failed, and the system is restored to the default setting,
Press any key except "DEL" to enter SETUP.
Do that and it boots and works for a few days...then probs again.

A:Computer starts to boot up then shuts off.

Do not hijack someone else's thread. I have moved you to your own thread.
Boot into Setup (Bios) and if you tried overclocking, reverse it, set the Bios to Defaults.
Other then that, shutting down means it's either overheating or the Power Supply Unit is failing. Blow out all fans with compressed air, when you start the computer, make sure all fans are spinning. Look at the label of the PSU and report the make, model# and Wattage.

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I need help troubleshooting problems with my machine.

My problems started when I began trying to load Win2k onto a new system with a brand new hard drive - a Maxtor. I tried numerous times with no success. I thought the hard drive might be bad so I hooked it up to my original machine on my Promise Card's IDE2 slot as a slave. I went into Win2k's admin functions and tried reformatting the Maxtor drive. It looked like the process worked, but I'm not sure. I *think* I then set the Maxtor, drive I, as Active. I then logged off as admin and left my machine at the logon prompt for the evening.

The next morning when I went to the machine there was and Error Dialog Box. It said something similar to: "Bad Hard Error". I clicked OK, the box disappeared, and nothing happened. I then hit the restart button on my PC. When it got done recognizing the drives and such the next screen that popped up was the "Starting Windows" DOS type screen with a makeshift black and white status bar at the bottom. This is where the message "Hit F8 to Enter Startup features" message appears. About 2 status bars fill up, the hard drive seems like it will begin loading, and then it just stops. I then have to hit either the power button or restart button to start over. Ctl-Alt-Del won't work.

It seems it may be that the PC isn't seeing the original 1st partition on the C drive as the boot partition.

Anyone have any suggestions?

A:Win2k hangs when it starts to boot...

Look at some of these posts and see if they will help you.


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My precision 690 witch I am resurrecting to act as a server/nas . It powers on but does not connect to the screen the power switch appears not to work, I tried to reset the bios switch and changed the battery. To no avail. Just plugging in the power starts the machine and the fans seem to run at high speed, is the m/board
broken or is there a way to sort it, I also tried different VGA cards none worked. Looking for help. Thanks in advance. Stephen

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I am new to Windows 7. I have Windows Pro and trying to find my way around. I cannot do a screen shot-don't know how. Here is the problem. Out of nowhere- this black screen which looks like "safe mode" pops up on start up. The name at the top is Program File (x86) Restore and Recovery- It says in the black screen- 3 lines saying basically -successful.. and then the window goes away quickly- I am worried why this is happening?

A:Unwanted Progam starts on boot up

When did this start happening?

Did you do anything just before it stared happening?

I would think that is an oem recovery type app.


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Everytime I boot, msconfig pops up.

Opened regedit, navagated to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run

In "Run" right pane msconfig is listed.

Is it safe to remove msconfig from the Run key or is msconfig some kind of required listing.

A:Solved: msconfig starts at boot

Deleted msconfig from run key. Rebooted, no problems.

Learned something new, makes for a great day.

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I was brought the above mentioned pc to see if I could fix it. It is running W2000. well when I started it, it swent thru the POST and started booting, but stopped during the boot. I then popped in the Win 2000 cd, turned it off, restarted, and booted from the cd. All was going good until it STOPPED. Monitor went blank, and the cd wasn't being read anymore. I went on and did a few other things around the office while waiting to see if it would finish, but nothing happened. So after about 30 minutes I shut it down, and resigned myself to having to install a new hd, re-install Win2000, and copy the files from the old drive to the new one. Well I try to do just that when I get it home but now the computer won't do ANYTHING! It will power on, but won't load the BIOS nor run the POST. All I get is 2 short beeps. The screen just stays blank. I even tried reinstalling the old hd but the result is the same. That's where I stand now, at the end of my rope. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

Let me know if any more info is needed.

A:HP Pavillion 8550C Starts but Won't Boot

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

The beep codes can have different meanings, depending on what bios it is.

Take a look at this beep code list HERE

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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hai !
My friend's computer always starts in safe mode.ive tried last known good configuration,system restore in safe mode.tried unchecking the safe boot option in boot.ini in msconfig.still no success.any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Computer starts in safe boot !

My best guess is that it is not only Safeboot that is turned on in System Restore.
While in System Restore, click on the General tab and make sure that the Startup Selection has a dot next to the option that says Normal Setup - load all device drivers and services. Click apply, and when prompted to restart the computer, let it restart the computer.

There are some other ideas I have about what could be wrong, but first try this. If the problem still persists, please post back.

You can access System Restore by clicking on Run in the start menu and typing in MSCONFIG (Just in case you were accessing it another way.)

Good luck

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I have been dealing with a worm on my computer. Exactly when I found the right program to use and purchased it, it became impossible to start the computer in any mode. The screen with the little blue timeline thingy shows and then it goes back to start. I have tried evey menu option. The option menu appears even without pressing F8

I have an Acer Power PC purchased from Tiger Direct last fall. The PC did not come with an Xp disk but I made the series of disks that I was instructed to make. I have a cd key code for XP on the side of the tower. the system is XP Profesional

I called Acer and their only solution was to use a recovery procedure that causes me to lose all my files. UNACCEPTABLE!

Any suggestions on how to regain access to system without losing valuable files?

A:Repeating boot cycle never starts up Win XP

New Info.

By pressing F* atthe opportune moment, I was able toget into the extended boot menu and selected DISABLE RESTART ON SYSTEN FAILURE.

The problem is identified as unmountable boot volume.

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Each time I boot my computer (Win XP, sp2) the InstallShield wizard starts to install "NVIDIA Windows nForce Drivers." If I allow this, it installs drivers (seemingly from an installation disk) then requests a reboot. It then loops back to the beginning. I've gone through the registry looking for the source, the start-up files, ect., all to no avail. Anybody know what's going on here?

A:InstallShield wizard starts at boot

When did the problem begin? Did you try to manually remove and reinstall the Nvidia drivers?

You may need to do this yourself using updated drivers from Nvidia.


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So the computer was shut down one night, went to boot it the next day and it started to boot then a screen
came up the said that it was shutting down to protect the computer...since it ACTS like its about to start then
shuts down....repeatedly et la.

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I just purchased regcure because of problems that were developing on my PC Found several errors in path file reference and empty registry items Problem resolved except now on boot up after everything is loaded and I am sitting looking at my desktop_ After many seconds or more the hourglass appears and it will proceed to start to log in to the modem and I will end up being online. I am a landline with external modem. What could be causing this and where might I start to rectify this quirk? All programs run fine now so it is not a major screw up
Your help will once aagain be of great assistance. THANKS

A:Solved: Boot up starts internet login

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My name is PeterP11c and I am a new member on this forum. Recently, my Gateway 710XL with Windows XP SP3, began to act up, going into boot and screen turning black. This problem had been already a topic of discussion in February 2012, so I don't want to repeat the whole story. Question #1: Were you able to advise Fred93 on a successful fix for this issue. I lean towards replacing the motherboard, which I got at Amazon.com. Please advise on the matter.
Thank you,

A:XP starts to boot then screen goes black Part2

First of all - welcome to BC!
What version of XP do you have? Retail or OEM? If you have a retail version you will have no problem re-installing XP on a new motherboard, if you have an OEM version and you fit a new motherboard, MS may consider it a new computer and refuse to authenticate your copy. If they agree that it is a 'repair', they will normally allow you to do this but you would be best to determine whether or not it is your mobo at fault, and speak to MS before you put a new one in.
I tracked down the topic you referred to by Fred93 and it unhappily tails off without any definite resolution reported. In my experience, problems like this are generally caused by either hard drive problems or video problems.
Have you checked your hard drive for any potential problems? The Seagate HD tools for DOS test disc is as good a tester as any, unless you know that you have a drive from a different maker. In which case download and burn their equivalent test disc. Back up your data first if at all possible.
In Fred93's topic there were suggestions that there might also be a problem with his on-board video, that it worked with generic Windows drivers but not with the manufacturer's drivers. Rather than dumping the mobo, a solution to this problem - if your problem is caused by the on-board graphics - might be to see if you can get a video card to fit into your computer and use the video / graphics via that. Given the apparent age of your computer this m... Read more

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I get to my desktop...then everything except the mouse freezes. Can't get into Start or CTRL-ALT-DELETE or anything. I logged into safe mode, and just ran ad-aware on it, and am now running spybot search & destroy.

I have hjt installed...but how will I copy & paste the log? Or get the latest version for that matter?

A:[SOLVED] Laptop starts to boot & then freezes

I may have fixed it...got into System Restore...thanks anyway.

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I am troubleshooting my daughter's Dell Desk Dimension 5100 (about 2 years old; Windows Media Center 2006 ed.; 512 MB RAM) in a strange city (Charlotte NC- away from my testers, etc). She leaves it running (sleep mode) most of the time, and the thing was filthy with dust! Last month it would not boot past a few seconds of the Setup= ; Boot Menu= ; Selection screen AND the rev-ing of starting fans and harddrive (80 GB SATA) would zoom up, die off, stop, then start rev-ing up again, only to abort at Setup Selection (black screen of the BIOS). Pressing either of the F-keys did not get Setup, etc. Pressing Power for 8 sec's+ did not stop this sequence so I had to pull the plug after each new fix (below).

Cleaned it, then... Started to disconnect things: 1) hard drive- the Dell still did this odd repetition, 2) D/C'd the DVD drives; same result (w/ & w/o the HD), 3) pulled the cpu fan housing and heatsink up and noted what might be heatsink conductor paste had dried on the metal cpu cover/lid and may not have been making a good contact. 4) Put in a new Hard Drive; same result. 5) Added new memory; no change. 6) D/C'd the Power buttton circuit; no change: it rev-ed after repluging the power cord. Oddly, both the Power Supply fan AND the cpu Fan would rev slightly and then die off with each cycle of the rev-ing. ALSO, holding the power button in for longer than a 'usual start' push seemed to add more juice to the process but only briefly. The cycl... Read more

A:Repeating boot won't go 3 sec.of Setup select. then Starts over

Dashed over to Best Buy and a Geek hooked me up to test it and said it was not the power supply. Possibly the motherboard, which looks as if I will be calling Dell or buying another tower with board. Larry

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First time post here...

An oddity, I want to see if there is anyone with some sort of idea as to what is going on.

I am running an Intel DG31PR. I was using a USB Apple Keyboard that I have had for years with no problem. I gave the keyboard to my son and went out and bought me a new Apple Pro Keyboard (I Like the look and feel if you must know).

When I got home I plugged it in and the computer froze before I could even get into the BIOS setup screen. After some playing around, I figured out that I had to unplug the keyboard, wait until Windows XP started, and then could plug it in at the XP splash screen. Once it was plugged in Windows boots normally and everything is peachy. I am even able to restart my computer and it runs fine. However, if I turn the power to the machine off for longer than a few seconds, I am back at square one.

I have tried to research this to no avail. I have seen recommendations to make sure USB Legacy is on in the Bios, which it is. I have made a few adjustments in my regedit, but still the problem exists.

It almost acts as if it needs power to the keyboard before it will do anything. But I would think that even with that, it would not lock my system up.

Does anyone have ANY ideas?


A:Keyboard will not operate at boot but will after Windows starts.

Hi and Welcome to BleepingComputer,

I would try using it with a PS2 adapter and plugging it into the PS2 connector to see if that makes any difference. I think most USB keyboards come with a little adapter that can be used to make it use the PS2 connector.

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Computer Specs --

Motherboard - Asus P6T SE
CPU - Intel i7 920
Heat Sink - Zalman CNPS10X Extreme
RAM - Corsair XMS3 2GB x 3
Video Card - Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 4870
HDD - Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB
Case - Silverstone Raven RV01
PSU - Corsair TX850W

Everything is stock clocked.


I was using my other computer when it locked up, I did a force shut down and attempted to boot it back up. Now the computer gets power and starts, but immediately on boot the screen starts flashing with a couple seconds interval between each flash and will not boot beyond this. There is no HDD activity, occasionally during a flash there will be a single line of text about half-way down on the screen, but the flash is too fast and I am unable to read it. The computer was built roughly 7 months ago. As far as I know there should not have been any heating issues, I monitored it quite closely when I first built it, but after having stable temps for a few months I stopped checking it. I am quite at a loss as to what may be the specific cause. I have tried finding similar issues and relevant data, but I haven't had much luck. If anyone has any idea as to what it might be, it would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Screen starts flashing on boot

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Hi guys I have a problem that i cannot seem to fix.

I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop and everytime i boot it the scandisk starts but then cancels itsself instantly. I have tried manually setting it to do a scandisk on boot and it does the same again..

I have been through my system with a fine tooth comb using Avast, CCleaner, Malwarebytes and SUPER anti-spyware. These found a few viruses, tracking cookies etc which i have now removed and done a POST boot but still getting the same problem.

Below i have attached the log files for Malwarebytes and SUPER anti-spyware.

mbam-log-2011-03-06 (07-23-15).txt

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log - 03-06-2011 - 08-33-35.txt

If anybody could help me with this problem I would be very grateful. :D

A:Scandisk starts then cancels every time i boot

Wrong forum. You must post any suspected malware problems on the malware forum here:
Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help - Tech Support Forum

Helpers on other forums are not allowed to assist with malware removal.

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Hi I'm Turning on my computer boots up normally when windows about to load CHKDSK scans my D: Drive every time this never happened before but is there a setting that I have to adjust? Motherboard: P6T Deluxe V2CPU: i7 Core 950 3.07GHzGPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295Memory: Corsair 6144MB RAM Hard Disk 1 {C Drive}# 300 Gig Raptor Drive Hard Disk 2 {D Drive}# 1000 Gig OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bitMonitor: Duel Samsung Screen

A:CHKDSK Starts every time I boot up computer

You must have admin level access to follow this process.- Press Windows Logo Key + R to open the Run dialog.- In the Run dialog, type cmd and press Enter. This would open the command prompt window.- In the command prompt window, type chkntfs /D and press Enter- RebootIf you do not see Adminstrator : in the command prompt window title, then you are not running it with admin level access. In that case, click on Start Menu, type cmd in the search box, right click on cmd.exe when it appears in the searched items list and select Run as administrator.

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Hi, Every time I boot my system, some unknown application tries to install/uninstall something.When I try to find the location of the exe file, it leads me to a directory under tmp folder. Every time it will be a new directory!And the process is started by a file which has the name: prsetup.tmp.Last time, the name of the directory under tmp was: is-MF9S3.tmp(I have saved this folder for reference under C:\, so that we can analyze the file later. If you want to see the file, I can share it)I don't know what it is trying to install or uninstall and why it is starting with every boot.I am afraid, this could be some malware or Trojan.I need your assistance in analyzing this. Contents of FRST,txt:Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:27-12-2015Ran by dell (administrator) on DELL-PC (28-12-2015 17:38:33)Running from C:\Users\dell\Documents\MalwareBytesLoaded Profiles: dell (Available Profiles: dell)Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate (X64) Language: English (United States)Internet Explorer Version 8 (Default browser: Chrome)Boot Mode: NormalTutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/ ==================== Processes (Whitelisted) ================= (If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.) (Quick Heal Technologies (P) Ltd.) C:\Program Files\Quick Heal\Quick Heal AntiVirus Pro\ARWSRVC.EXE(Quick... Read more

A:Installation of some unknown software starts after every boot

And I noticed that, the Home page of my Internet Explorer has changed to: http://www.globasearch.com/?serie=2211&b=3&installkey=vspTh9TnfnTnYpxFBHts
I don't use IE and I have never visited this www.globasearch.com site before. So, I don't know how this got inserted as Home page!

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The following computer symptoms are still occurring unchanged after deleting the hard drive partitions and re-installing a clean copy of XP Professional.
When booting up, the screen freezes when windows begins to open. On each subsequent boot up attempt, the process gets a little farther into windows before the cursor freezes. After 4 or 5 attempts, it will actually boot all the way up and seem to function normally, for about 5 minutes, at which time the screen freezes again or the computer spontaneously re-starts itself, beginning the whole nightmare all over again.
Any ideas will be appreciated.

A:upon boot up, screen freezes and/or spontaneously re-starts

Download the HDD manufacturer diagnostics and test the drive.


Download Memtest and test the RAM.

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Hi,I have one ThinkPad E330 (latest BIOS), Windows 8.1  that behaves very strange: 1. If I perform a console shutdown, at next reboot starts booting sequence from HDD (this is BIOS Boot order)2. If I perform a remote shutdown (using "shutdown.exe -s -t 1" command from an RDP session) then at next boot the boot process starts Intel PXE boot and crash because there is a boot server in the network for some special ARM devices that delivers an non compatible image to the ThinkPad architecture... What is wrong with the E330 - it simply does not respect the BIOS settings after remote shutdown.How can I make it respect the BIOS settings even when I perform a remote shutdown? BIOS version: H3ET76WW(1.13) 2016-04-15Model: Edge E330 (ThinkPad) - Type 3354Windows: 8.1 Pro N, [Version 6.3.9600]LAN: Realtek PCIe GBE

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