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Q: computer looping sound automatic restart computer

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

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

Preferred Solution: computer looping sound automatic restart computer

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: computer looping sound automatic restart computer


Please run: Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Also run these hardware diagnostics:

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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

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

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

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

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



RAM: 18GB Mushkin Stealth 997069S DDR3

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

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060

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

A:Windows 10 automatic looping restart

Boot with the Windows DVD / USB stick and choose Repair

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Hi everyone, ive had this issue for a while now and im still not sure what could be the problem. My computer has been constantly feezing whenever playing counterstrike or Half life 2. When it does this, the sound begins to loop, or sometimes it just makes a loud screeching noise. The computer will completely lock up, and I'm forced to just turn the power off. There is no indication while playing that the game is going to freeze (i.e. Lag). Im pushing 60-70 fps easy. I've tried reinstalling the game numerous times to see if steam was the problem, but it still does it. Ive run many spyware removers to see if that was was the problem, but each time i run it i only get about 1 bug, so that cant be the problem. Also ive checked my temp's when running the game and the processor stays at about 49 the entire time. Also, i thought that the screeching might indicate that the sound card was causing the problem, so ive reinstalled the drivers for my sound card to see if it was the problem, but the freezing still persists! PLEASE HELP!!!
My spec's are as follows;

Athlon XP 2800 processor
PNY 256mb 6800GT
Sound Blaster Audigy 2zs
80gig hard drive
420 Watt power supply (i think thats high enough for this hardware)

A:Computer freezing/sound looping

does it freeze and screech only when playing on a network or over the internet? and also, how long after u've begun playing a game or running the program that it starts doing this? it's most likely to be the hardware or the way the hardware is configured when running the game.

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I run Windows 7 (32 bit) on an Acer laptop, and primarily use Chrome. Every time I watch a YouTube video, or try to use the internet while listening to iTunes, and even sometimes when I'm just browsing Facebook, my computer will freeze completely for several minutes, and loop whatever sound was happening at the time (it'll sound like a loud buzzing).

I've ran anti-malware software, ccleaner, and tried updating multiple drivers for anything I could think to update. This only happened after I tried to reinstall Windows on my computer myself, but it was a week or two after that the problems started. I don't know if it's a hardware or software malfunction.

A:Computer freezing, looping sound.

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Hello everyone,
I've built my new computer a week ago and I'm having a problem and I need to know ASAP if any part is defective to do a RMA.
When I play games, (League of Legends, Cod4,..), my computer randomly crashes on a black screen and a looping bug sound. The monitor says ''Monitor going to sleep''. I've tried to run OCCT on my GPU for about 30 minutes @ 90 degrees C withouth problem. I've done one or two pass in Memtest+ to check my RAM too.
Any thoughts on this? Maybe it is my PSU? I've heard about the NVidia HD audio too.
Here is my rig:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K
MOBO: MSI Z77A-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77
GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-AR GeForce GTX 570
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 1600
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache

A:Computer crashing: Black screen and looping sound

Are there any dumps to be uploaded?

Otherwise, uploading everything else-
We'd need you to attach some files to your post. This includes, crash dumps, nfo etc. To get these files, use our thread below.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Press Start, in the Search Box type: "sysdm.cpl" (without the quotes), press Enter.
* Select the Advanced tab, click on Startup and Recovery Settings.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information headline select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box.
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK till you're out of the dialogue.
* Reboot if changes have been made.
Best Regards,

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Hi! I recently built a new desktop computer and after a while a probably started reaccurring at what seems to be times completely random. Usually I never have to ask for help with things relating to computers but since multiple brains are better than one and I've been trying to fix this for weeks I thought I'd try getting help for you guys/gals!
Basically at random, the computer will lockup and freeze. While it is frozen and not responding to input if any audio was playing bits of sounds continually play in a super slowed distorted manner.
Also in Event Viewer this error commonly accurs with the freezing but not always.

Warning: DNS Client Events
Name resolution for the name data.cnn.com timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.
Error: DHCPv6-Client
Your computer was not able to renew its address from the network (from the DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address 0xE8DE273E69DB.  The following error occurred: 0x79. Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from the network address (DHCP) server.
Error: DHCPv6-Client
Your computer has lost the lease to its IP address 2601:b:5a01:af0:eade:27ff:fe3e:69db on the Network Card with network address 0xE8DE273E69DB.
Warning: DNS Client Events
Name resolution for the name data.cnn.com timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.
Repeat 2x

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Computer Freezing & Sound Looping [Logs Included]

First update the BIOS settings and check the hardware properly. After checking all these things, scan your computer  with the computer cleaning software and an antivirus.

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Hello everyone,
I've built my new computer a week ago and I'm having a problem and I need to know ASAP if any part is defective to do a RMA.
When I play games, (League of Legends, Cod4,..), my computer randomly crashes on a black screen and a looping bug sound. The monitor says ''Monitor going to sleep''. I've tried to run OCCT on my GPU for about 30 minutes @ 90 degrees C withouth problem. I've done one or two pass in Memtest+ to check my RAM too.
Any thoughts on this? Maybe it is my PSU? I've heard about the NVidia HD audio too.
Here is my rig:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K
MOBO: MSI Z77A-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77
GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-AR GeForce GTX 570
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 1600
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache


A:Computer crashing: Black screen and looping sound

moving to windows 7 forum.

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My computer has 4 or 5 times the last two weeks stopped working and restarted with the message "Grafikrutinen AMD slutade svara".  Could it be that the card for graphics are about to crasch?

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I can play for a fixed amount of time, but after a while my screen freezes, sound loops and distorts, and sometimes i can alt tab out of this and save it, but usually it crashes and I have to reboot.

I uninstalled my sound card (audigy), and I'm currently running the onboard sound card (realtek). This seemed to fix the problem, but an hour later, the screen froze, sound stopped, and I saw the blue screen of death for the first time. It gave me a log file...... I'd really appreciate if someone helped me fix this problem because its been haunting me for months now, and everything I do to fix it won't help.

Log file is attached. By the way I've been playing World of Warcraft.

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x1000007e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff97fff5dc252, 0xfffffadfe3af5950, 0xfffffadfe3af5360). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini103007-01.dmp.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

A:Video freezing/sound looping/computer rebooting during 3D games

here is the link to a previous thread I posted here... the problem hasn't changed and I've tried 10 different drivers, switched to windows x64 os...


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My OS is Windows Vista Home Premium SP2. I was infected by the fake AV Security Suite a couple of days ago and have managed to rid my computer of it (using rkill, ccleaner, malwarebytes) but I'm still having problems when I plug my network cable in. PS, i'm currently using a separate computer.

Ever since I got the AV SS download, I get two messages saying "Windows has experienced a critical error and will automatically close in one minute. Please save your work" and "Services and controller app has stopped working..." This pretty much freezes everything within five seconds and restarts my computer. But when I take my network cable out, the computer works fine, no issues at all (apart from not being able to connect to the internet!)

I've run Event Viewer and there are three or four Errors that occur when the computer brings up those messages. However, only one has specifically never occurred before, not involving McAfee at least and these date back to the same time as the AV SS bug was downloaded.

It has Event ID 3013 and the description is "The entry <C:\PROGRAMDATA\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\START MENU\PROGRAMS\MCAFEE\MCAFEESECURITYCENTER.LNK> in the hash map cannot be updated".

Is it reasonable to suppose that the AV SS bug infected McAfee (though it still seems to work) and, as an internal security measure, Windows is not allowing me to connect to the Internet?

If so, is it best to temporarily Uninstall McAfee to see if that ... Read more

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Hi, my dad's computer is Windows 98 PIII. Lately it has been restarting by itself when i turn it on..near the windows 98 splash screen. It would do this until it reaches the safe mode stage, then i would enter safe mode, log onto windows, restart and then boot into normal Windows. Does anyone know of any problem related to this?


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Whenever I try to play the game ROSE ONLINE(Rush on Seven Episodes), it loads up normally to launcher, i click start, the game guard thing goes, BUT AFTER THAT, it restarts my computer. I Unchecked Automatic Restart but it keeps automatically restarting instead of giving me a Blue Screen of Death with the file thats the error xD. Help? =D
(P.S. This happends to the game Risk Your Life 2 As well but i quit that game.)

(P.S.S. I attached my DXDIAG Report.

A:Computer Restarts When Trying to Play Rose Online & Automatic Restart Still Works.

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The sound on my computer (Dell Optiplex) keeps going out. If I restart the computer, it will come back on, but I don't know how to stop it from happening to begin with or why it keeps cutting out.  It's quite annoying.
When I click on the sound icon in the right hand corner, I get this message: "There are no active mixer devices available."  I have tried all the suggested fixes for this, but the only thing that works is to restart the computer.
I have gone to the control panel to add new hardware.  That doesn't work as everything shows up as working just fine.  Can't add anything.
I have checked the device manager -- nothing has a yellow exclamation point.
I have tried to update the driver -- I get the message that I have the latest driver installed.
I have tried to stop and then restart the service in services.msc.  No change.  Sound still won't work. 
According to belarc advisor, this is what I have on my computer:ADS DVD Xpress B
SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
USB Audio Device
This could be worse - I could totally and always without sound, but it's really quite annoying to have multiple programs open (I work from home on the computer) and have to close everything down in order to restart to get the sound back. It's such an unproductive waste of time and suggests that there is something wrong.
Anyone have any other ideas I haven't tired yet?

A:Sound stops working - must restart computer

I need a few more details. What sound device are you using? Headphones? Speakers that connect through 3.5mm jack? What is the USB audio device as listed by belarc? When does the sound stop working? Does it stop working while streaming a video? What are you doing when the sound stops working? 
As a good first step, first uninstall the sound drivers and software from Control Panel\add and remove programs\uninstall and then reinstall by downloading the newest version directly from dell's website: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/ProductSelector You can find the service tag generally on the top, side, or back of the desktop.
Because this is an older computer (I assume since it is running windows xp), I suggest you open the case, dust the computer out and while you have it open, inspect the motherboard for blown or bulging capacitors: https://www.google.com/search?q=blown+or+bulging+capacitors+motherboard&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=cR7ZU8zAB9amyASd34HABw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1272&bih=766

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I need some help here with my sound. First of all I have a really crappy computer and I'll be getting a new one soon, but for now here is my question: I have an eMachines C2825, 1gb RAM, 2.08 ghz AMD Athlon XP 2800+ processor, running windows XP. I've never had problems until recently. I have on-board sound, no fancy sound card installed but it is definitely the root of my problems.

Here's the deal, my sound seems to be failing me, I'm sure I have the correct drivers because I've had this computer for a good 3 years now and the sound has been crystal clear up until now. If I start my computer and log on, the normal log on sound is cracked and crackling and skips. Then I try to play music and all it does is stutter and skip. Now here's the really weird parts! 1. If I log off or switch user, the sound then becomes completely unusable until the computer is restarted. 2. If I'm playing music in any type of media player (I've tried Windows Media Player, iTunes, and Foobar2000) and I click on a new song, it will simply not play, it will sit at 0:00 and not play, no matter what track it is. This happens across all 3 of the programs. This is where it's even weirder, if I close the program, it restarts my whole computer automatically.

Thanks in advance for anyhelp

A:Sound causing computer to automatically restart

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when ever i boot or restart my computer my sound from my headphones is always disabled and i have to turn it on manually

via the bottom right corner of the desktop


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I have a Satellite C850-101 running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

When I turn the laptop back on from Shut Down, no sound comes from the speakers or from the headphones.

If I restart the laptop the speakers and headphones work fine.

So every time I turn my laptop on, the speakers do not work and they will only function again when I restart..

A little investigation of this problem shows the following...

Whenever I turn my laptop on and go to Control Panel->Hardware and Sound->Manage Audio Devices I see two items:

1) "Speakers - High Definition Audio Device - Not plugged in" with a greyed out speaker icon with a red arrow.

2) "Digital Audio (S/PDIF) - High Definition Audio Device - Default device" with a coloured external amplifier icon (looks a bit like a DVD player) with a green tick. There is an audio level icon next to it which does show sound whenever sound is played on my laptop, but no sound is audible either through my speakers or headphones. I believe this is for the HDMI connection

Whenever I subsequently reboot my laptop and go to Control Panel->Hardware and Sound->Manage Audio Devices I see one item:
"Speakers - Realtek High Definition Audio - Default Device" with a coloured speaker icon and a green tick. The sound works perfectly fine.

I have uninstalled the sound drivers, reinstalled them from the Toshiba website and also downloaded and installed the latest drivers from Realtek.

I have played around with most of t... Read more

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hello here my problem
My sound will stops working all of sudden
And will not come back unless I restart the
computer, ive check my sound settings when it
stops and nothing seems wrong the computer,
it doesent even notice no error messages for it.
I tried new speakers nothing changed.
I check youtube videos for sound checks and the video goes
in slow motion and with no sound so i restart the computer
and its all back to normal i checked my driver it was up
to date and no hardware has been installed.
I tried useing a head set into the jacks at the front still no sound.
So far its only happend while playing 2 diffrent games
any idea what i can do?
my computer is.
packard bell ipower 2.0 gaming pc
6GB memory
gt 240 2gb graphics
windows 7 home

Thank you for your help and advice.

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

A:computer looping

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

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Hello, someone please help, I have a Acer laptop (windows 7) and it keeps looping.. First I was doing a Factory restore reset... and everything was going fine until the laptop died due to low battery during the restore. Now when i start it it just keeps looping and restarting itself.
It says "windows could not finish configuring the system. To attempt to resume configuration, restart the computer " and than it restarts and repeats the process.
If anyone can please help would be much apprciated!

A:HELP please! Computer looping.

Best bet is to redo the Windows reinstall Set factory defaults. Remember to always have your adapter plugged in when reinstalling Windows.

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When I startup my computer it shows the HP logo then the screen goes blank and it starts over. Please help

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Hi guys. Really hope someone can help. My computer, one day, all of a sudden restarted and now it keeps going in a loop. Now it won't even get to the Windows Logo screen. I turn my laptop on and just after the part where it says "press F2 to enter setup, I get a message saying "A disk read error occurred, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". When I do this, it shuts down and goes through this process over and over again. I can't even get into the hard drive to perform any fixes. HELP!!

A:Computer keeps looping.

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Hello everyone,

I have searched around a bit to see if others have ran into this problem, but I have had no luck so far. When I start my computer, it pops up with the standard menu it uses when an OS error has caused a restart. I can't get it too load windows using safe mode, last known good configuration, or normal mode. I never even see the windows loading screen, it restarts immediately.

Here is what I have tried:
1) I ran a check disk using the recovery console but it did not fix the problem.
2) I manually backed up the SYSTEM, SAM, DEFAULT, SECURITY, and SOFTWARE files from the root\windows\system32\config folder. I then replaced those files with ones from a few days ago located in the root\system volume information\ folder. It did not fix my problem.
3) I'm about to re-install windows when I decide to press f8 on boot and disable automatic restarts on system failure just to see if I'm missing some sort of BSOD. Windows completely loaded without any problems.
4) This confused me so I reversed the actions I took in step 2 (above) just to see whether it would boot with the original files as long as I chose "Disable Automatic Restarts on System Failure." It loaded windows without a problem.
5) I restarted to see whether it would boot normally or not. Again, it wouldn't load windows with any options other than the "Disable automatic restarts on system failure" option.

At this point, I'm pretty confused. Could the OS be mistakin... Read more

A:Automatic Restart on Boot Unless I choose "Disable Automatic Restart",,,,

Any ideas? I can just re-install, but I want to figure this out. It seems so odd to me. Thanks!


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Ok, here is the deal. A friend of mine has come to me and asked if I could put XP Home edition on his computer. He had vista. As I have done this many many times i said "NO PROBLEM", but there is a problem. I formatted the drive and installed XP. Once that is complete and the computer does the first restart it continues to loop and does not boot XP. I have done the bootcfg /rebuild but that does not work. Can someone please help me out.....its bugging me to the point of no sleep!!!

A:Solved: Help!!! My computer looping

Fixed it.....forgot to delete the partition and create new one. Tried to just format over vista. THAT'LL TEACH ME.

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Every time i turn on my computer the name of the computer shows up and then restarts over and over..

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I got a Dell P3 with 750 MHZ 512 Megs of Ram. I'm installing XP on my D:\ and leaving 98 on my C:\ XP installs fine but when I restart it for about the 4th or 5th time it loads up completly fine 99% of the way than right before the desktop shows it just restarts the computer. Any ideas of what could be wrong?

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A couple of days ago, my HP Pavilion g7-2233cl laptop, running Windows 8, started looping at startup. I shot a brief video showing a few loops and posted it on YouTube:


Because of the looping, I am unable to input any commands through my keyboard or mouse once the looping starts. So, for example, I cannot get to Control Panel.

I was, however, able to click on Escape during a startup and run a hardware diagnostic. No hardware problems were found.

Sometimes, after looping for quite a while, the computer freezes up. It stops looping but then won't let me do anything else either.

This problem does NOT seem the same as the "Automatic Repair" issue I have seen described on YouTube.

By the way, I also have Windows 8 running on a desktop computer, if that will help with solving my problem.

I'm new to Windows 8, so any suggestions will be greatly welcomed.


A:Laptop Computer Looping at Startup

I found an HP Consumer Support article that explained how to do a system restore on an HP computer when the keyboard and mouse are not available for inputting data. I did the restore, and that seems to have solved the problem. Time will tell.

If anyone has any ideas what might have caused the problem and/or how to avoid it from happening again, chime in.


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My laptop doesn't have a battery currently...it died, and I've been only operating it with AC adapter, for now.I have been running Windows 10 for around 6 months, no problem. It was factory-released with Windows 7 (both OS's are/were 64-bit). This problem began with the PC not booting to Windows after a forced shutdown(I'd accidently pulled the power cord out), and I believe it was still in startup mode.(I had just started the system up).  After that, I began getting an endless "Automatic Repair" process. It would sit with the blue screen's windows logo, and a circling dot. I have downloaded and tried booting to a Windows 10 ISO dvd, but the pc won't boot to dvd. I have successfully changed boot order from within BIOS (using the F12 hotkey). I t saves the boot order correctly, yet doesn't actually get to a boot sequence, I am guessing, because of the looping Repair. In the BIOS tab, nothing much is included as menu options...seems wrong. Only the boot order. My BIOS vendor is listed as "InsydeH20" and version is "F.29".**One other thing...I'd tried using a Windows 7 installation cd, previous to the Windows 10, for just getting to a command prompt. It did boot to it, and I puttered around, but changed nothing other than admin password.  I'm wondering if that somehow messed up the BIOS setup....but don't have a clue as to why that would cause the pc now to not boot to cd at all.

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I've ran into a bit of a snag with my computer. As it turns out, my computer is now just looping around in circles when it first starts up without ever loading the Windows boot screen in the beginning.

The issue is that my computer is having a problem detecting, I think, the NTDETECT.com and NTLDR files in the Windows installation. The problem arose when I changed a setting in MSCONFIG, so I could reduce the boot time from 30 seconds to 10 seconds instead.

When the NTLDR error message displayed in the beginning, I temporarily fixed it by going to a website to find out how to. However, it only turned out to be a temporary fix as the NTLDR error message again popped up.

The error was:

Press Ctrl. + ALT + Del. to restart.

I did the next logical thing, I put in my Windows XP disk and used the recovery console to replace both the NTLDR and NTDETECT.com files, and that seemed to work for a bit, too, but the same NTLDR error has once again shoved it's collective nose where it doesn't belong.

The last things that I did to try and resolve the issue, was take out the CMOS battery and letting the settings reset and I also reset the BIOS information to default. Didn't work out as hoped.

I should point out that I did go into the recovery console in Windows XP and I did type in FIXMBR and FIXBOOT, which helped out, too, for a bit..

Now, the computer just refuses to heed to any of the tricks I did before and now just goes i... Read more

A:Computer Keeps Looping Back At Beginning of Startup

System Restore from Safe Mode command prompt only
CD Windows\System32\Restore <enter>
rstrui.exe <enter>

Or follow one of the following:

How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting

Or even better, here:
Tip: Recovering a corrupt config\SYSTEM

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Hello everyone,
My name is Tandy. I am new to the forum and I would say I am not an expert in computers but i follow directions well. I dont want to take the computer to anyone to fix. Fry's got me for $199 the last time the fixed my other laptop. So her is the story.

My google Chrome was not working properly. I bought this Gateway laptop from a friend and she only had it for 2 days. I wanted to restore to factory settings. So in Windows 8 I went to the control Panel and did the system restore. When the system restore began I watched it for about 3% and 15 minutes had gone by. So i left my home since I had errands to run. I came back about 4 hours later and the laptop was dead. Dang it I forgot to plug it up and charge it. I turned the laptop back on and a blue screen popped up. I chose the option to do system restore again. Now it is looping the Gateway Windows screen. It says "Diagnosing you PC" and then it says "Preparing Automatic Repair" and then turns off and back on and repeats. I made a recovery disk before system restore and it is not recognizing it. I do not have a windows 8 cd. Can anyone help me please. Thanks

A:Computer Died during system restore. NOW LOOPING. Please HELP!

Can anyone help me??

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Problem with my Windows XP (SP2) running slow for about a week. Diagnosed it to the "agent.exe" process located in :\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService that was burning up 25%-30% CPU constantly. Tried renaming "agent.exe" to "agent.OLD" then a previous installation of Roxio MediaManager (for Blackberry) popped up like it was trying to install and "agent.exe" recreated again using high CPU and slowing things down.

I recognize this was an installation that didn't complete (but if I bring up BlackBerry desktop the MediaManager appears to be functional).

Nothing in Add/Remove Programs to Uninstall for Roxio MediaManager.

I've tried doing the rename and then letting Roxio MediaManager attempt to 'complete' it's installation (with requisite reboot) but agent.exe starts looping again.

I see that apparently this MacroVision InstallShield is integral to Windows so have not renamed the whole InstallShield directory to something bogus ("InstallShield-Old" or something like that).

I am comfortable with regedit. Don't see this Roxio Startup in
CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx or CurrentVersion\RunOnce
although I do see RoxTray set to comp up in CurrentVersion\Run

Any ideas on getting this "agent.exe" to stop burning my CPU?

Running Windows XP Professional Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600

A:Looping agent.exe causing slow computer

Worth reading, IMO: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/How-do-i-di...up-t178755.html.Louis

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computer looping because during full reboot it went into hibernation after about 1 minute now it will only go to that point , tried f8 it didnot work, no matter what i tried always back to the same point. i dont have any disks, there in the computer . is there any thing i can do without the disks, any down loads for thumb drives??

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

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

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

A:Restart Looping

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

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

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

thank you for any assistance that you can give

A:Restart Looping

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

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

A:Restart looping


Welcome to SevenForums.

Insert your Win DVD.

Shut down your computer.

Remove power from you computer.

Reapply power.

Start your computer and IMMEDIATELY start tapping the F2 key.

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

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

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I have Dell inspiron 15R 5521 with windows 10, while trying for safe mode i accidentally click on automatic repair and then restarting starts. Then While Restarting it shows Preparing Automatic Repair just after booting for a short interval blue screen appears and the loop goes on.
here is the photo ...
Please Help i am a college student , i need i a working laptop,Please Help.


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

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

Notworthy previous problems

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

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

A:Continuous Restart Looping

Does your pc freeze or does it restart?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please give me some advise,

A:XP machine keep looping to restart

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

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Hello everyone,

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

My appreciations in advance!.

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

scroll down to 400, might help.


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When i booted up a client's computer, i noticed that it displayed a screen about the C:\WINDOWS\System32\config\system being corrupt thinking hat it was a computer he just bought at a shop like Futureshop, i replaced the corrupt registry file with a generic one. HOwever, aparently he bought his computer from the place he works at. Now, when the computer starts, lsass.exe displays the error "When trying to update a password, this return status indicates that the value provided as the current password is not correct." Some help please? Thanks

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Hello all,Before you ask, I have not followed all the suggested instructions for posting a HijackThis log, but that is because this adware/spyware/virus/whatever is preventing me from even using the computer, for the most part, so I can't run anything at the moment. Here's what's going on:A few days ago a coworker complained of pop-ups on her computer. 3-4 IE windows would open every few minutes with ads. I immediately installed Ad-aware, Spybot, and Firefox, told her to stop using IE, and ran Ad-aware, deleting what it found. Problem not solved. Ran Spybot, removed what it found, also got the "could not remove all, some still in use" message. Told Spybot to run on next startup, which it did after a hard reset. One of the things it still could not remove after the second scan was Surf Sidekick 3, which I googled and ended up here. Strangely enough, about this time I also lost ability to use Task Manager, getting a "Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator" message when I try to bring it up. I saw a Windows Update message on bottom right and naively thought "I'm sure SP2 can solve this," and tried to install it. That's where everything really went downhill.During the install of SP2, Norton froze everything, opening dozens of warning windows (I counted 83). I had to do a hard reset.After the reset, a lovely little program called BraveSentry popped up, and I gave it the okay to scan. Suspicious of a misspelling I noti... Read more

A:Surf Sidekick/infinite Looping Norton/who Knows What Else Crippling Computer

Welcome to BC! You have your hands full there!My instinct says you can save this computer without reinstalling Windows, or at least it is too early in the process to decide really. But that being said, let me ask you: Do you have your Windows disk just in case?I'm sure SP2 can solve thisInstalling SP2 on an infected machine is not going to solve anything, it is not going to install properly, as you have found out.You need to get help from the experts here in the HiJackThis forum, but it sounds like in order to get to that point we have some work to do.FIRSTTemporarily disconnect this machine from the internet.NEXTGo to Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and uninstall BraveSentry. Like you mentioned, this is considered a Rogue program on the list of Rogue programs found HERE.I would also probably uninstall Norton, as apparently it has become corrupted. You can reinstall Norton after cleaning up the machine.Also, study each entry in the Add/Remove Programs panel and remove any others that don't belong.NEXTBoot into safe mode by hitting the F8 key repeatedly at bootup, and choose Safe Mode from the booting options list you will be presented with.Run your Ad-Aware and Spybot in Safe Mode, rebooting into safe mode inbetween. In fact, it may not be a bad idea to run them several times this way.NEXTFollow the instructions in the BC tutorial on how to remove Surf Side Kick 3 found HERE.NEXTFollow the instructions for posting a HiJackThis log found below:FIRSTRead the ... Read more

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Computer won't start, 0x0000007b error and startup repair looping, My Dell Windows 7 Laptop is not booting. It is looping with Startup Repair. Every time I restarting the same thing happens. I read some topics and came to know about Farbar Scanner Tool, So I done like that. So please find the frst.txt after running the frst64 from the command prompt of repaire option.

frst.txt is attached with this
Scan result of Farbars's Recovery Tool (FRST written by farbar) Version 2.1.2
Ran by SYSTEM at 2011-07-07 02:30:57
Running from G:\
Windows 7 Home Basic (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============

HKLM\...\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe [305664 2009-01-22] (Alps Electric Co., Ltd.)
HKLM\...\Run: [SysTrayApp] C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray64.exe [444416 2009-06-28] (IDT, Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe [165912 2009-06-30] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [385560 2009-06-30] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe [365080 2009-06-30] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Broadcom Wireless Manager UI] C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Wireless WLAN Card\WLTRAY.exe [4968960 2009-07-16] (Dell I... Read more

A:Computer won't start, 0x0000007b error and startup repair looping.

Hi fxrv,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer.

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I was browsing the web, and a thing popped up saying Would you like to install Setup12345678910 or something like that it may have been 1-8 but it just had numbered on the end of it. I hit no like 20 times and it wouldn't go away, so I hit yes and figured my anti-virus would stop it if it was anything harmful. That was obviously a bad move because right after I hit yes, my computer blue screened and restarted was was looping the startup repair thing. Start up repair doesn't fix it. I tried to start my computer normally when it asked one time and got a 0x0000007b blue screen error. I got to the command prompt thing, did a system restore, did nothing. I did a memory diagnostic, did nothing. Check disk found nothing wrong. I am not sure what to do now that might fix it, Any help would be wonderful. Thanks in advance.

A:Computer won't start, 0x0000007b error and startup repair looping

Please sit tight and be patient.

I have requested that an experienced helper who specialises in malware-related un-bootable computers respond to your topic.

Thank you.

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

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

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

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

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


A:Machine freezing then looping in restart

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

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

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

Thanking you in advance.

A:xp desktop infected and looping restart

Hello and welcome to TSF

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

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


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

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

Please start a new thread in our Virus/Trojan/Spyware forum along with the required logs

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All of the sudden my computer is messing up. If I just start my computer up it boots up just like it should but lets say I install something and it says it needs to restart my computer is when it messes up.

The computer try's to start up and the light on the monitor turns to yellow but the computer never turns off and the yellow light on the monitor just goes away and comes back and goes away again and comes back.

It just keeps doing that and never restarts at all. In order to get my computer to re-boot I have to push the reset button on my tower and then my computer starts right up again. No matter what I do it will not do a restart.

Any suggestions any body????


A:Computer won't restart. Have to hit reset button to get computer back


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HI, I normally connect to client VPN to access their systems. To connect to VPN, IKE and Authip IPsec keying modules should enabled. I made it automatic from services, and after restart the computer, it changed to disabled. So i thought IKE service
will enable if i try to connect to VPN which also not worked. I have to enable it manually. Is there something that anyone can help? Any help will help here.

Thanks All.

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