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PC sometimes doesn't turn on past windows logo

Q: PC sometimes doesn't turn on past windows logo

Hello, I am looking for some help with my PC.

I am using windows 10
MSI gaming 970 motherboard
GTX 1050 msi GPU
No name rams (3x2gb)
AMD fx 8350 CPU
VS650 Corsair PSU
Samsung evo 850 SSD 256gb
2 additional HDD 1tb and 512gb

The problem is that sometimes when playing games they just randomly freeze and then pc acts very slowly.
Afterwards when I try to reset PC, it doesn't boot past windows logo. ( the circle spins for sometime and then black screen, no mouse cursor and unresponsive). After leaving pc alone for a while it turns on like nothing happened.
Before this started it kept freezing and asking for restart. Afterwards it prompted me message "reboot and select proper boot device...".
Thought it migh be SSD fault, but when thing like that happens I can't even boot to bootable USB with windows setup inside. (it just keeps spinning circle forever).

Also my RAMs are very old, might they be the fault here?

Things I did try:
*Using cmd from bootable disk to chkdsk and etc things.
*Reseating RAM and other cables inside.
*Reinstalling windows.
*Cleaning computer from dust.
*Updating bios.
*Updating drivers.

Any help would be apreaciated.

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Preferred Solution: PC sometimes doesn't turn on past windows logo

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.)

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 The problem first started when I would plug in the charger and it would just tun off, but now that I brought it a new charger it wil now stay on till the logo screen with the code "attemting sytem repair" before turning off with the new charger in, or not at all without the charger. Please help

A:hp laptop won't turn on past logo

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. Welcome ! This is happening because the computer cannot successfully and fully load Windows. This may be hardware problem or software problem. Did you perform some change recently ,something new these days, last hours before the issue started ? Can you post your full HP product model as described here >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108What Windows do you use ?  Please, perform some basic hardware checks 1. Please, shutdown the computer using the power button2. Power it on.2.1 As soon as you press the power-on button, immediately begin hitting the Esc button (like tap-tap-tap).This should open a HP Startup Menu which may look similar to this one 3. Choose F2 to open System Diagnostics. Follow the on-screen instructions to perform System Test >> Quick test.This will check major hardware componets for issue (do it just in case) . Here is more info >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03467259#AbT1 If there are no system checks/no quick tests, perform HDD and RAM check. Let me know the test results. If the tests pass without issues, continue. If not, please, let me know 4. Repeat steps 1-2 above but when HP Startup menu opens, please choose F11 for System Recovery options.The computer should boot from it's recovery partition to open you various recovery options. Note, that F11 option will only work if the recovery partition is there (not del... Read more

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Have a probook 4530s that when powered up goes to the first screen you always see , the hp logo screen where you can get to bios and what not. So that screen comes up and bottom corner says press esc for book menu but no buttons respond at all cld doesn't esc doesn't f8 f10 delete...non. so what can I do here? Mobo fried?

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The other day, I tried to do a factory reset on my laptop, but it failed, and I could only click cancel. Now, when I booted up my computer, it goes to the ASUS logo, then a black screen, still backlit, with an underscore flashing in the upper left corner of the screen. I can access the BIOS, and have been trying to do boot overrides. Please help, I don't have the ASUS Recovery partition installed on the laptop, and I don't have any possible ways to install an ISO. Thank you for any help you can provide.

A:My ASUS G74SX doesn't boot past the ASUS logo!

Originally Posted by Isoldmyname


The other day, I tried to do a factory reset on my laptop, but it failed, and I could only click cancel. Now, when I booted up my computer, it goes to the ASUS logo, then a black screen, still backlit, with an underscore flashing in the upper left corner of the screen. I can access the BIOS, and have been trying to do boot overrides. Please help, I don't have the ASUS Recovery partition installed on the laptop, and I don't have any possible ways to install an ISO. Thank you for any help you can provide.



Hi.
Not sure I understand how you could perform a factory reset if you don't have the recovery partition available. You should have gotten an error that the ASUS Recovery Partition could not be found.

You would need to get to a working computer and download either the Media Creation Tool for W10, or the current ISO from MSTechBench. You can use RUFUS to create a bootable flash drive, and then install W10 that way.

You might also want to check the health of your hard drive, to make sure it's not failing.

Hope that helps!

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Ok I am running WinXP pro and I was having problems prior to it hanging at the boot screen. First my computer would randomly restart while I was playing a video game and I knew that I need a different video card so I replaced it and it solved that problem but now I can't even boot normally without it stopping at the windows logo. (I am in safemode right now) I can't figure out why this is happening any and all help will be appreciated.
 

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Hi guys,

I'm having a problem sort of relating to BSOD. I honestly wasn't sure where to put this so I put it here. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Problem is that my freshly installed Windows 7 which worked great for a couple of days began getting bluescreens everytime I tried to shutdown or put it into sleep mode. It said something about usbhub.sys. Apparently I haven't installed all my motherboard and graphicscard drivers yet. Problem now is that my windows 7 hangs at the "floating" logo in the beginning. The logo "floats" for a while but then freezes completely and does not advance. Therefore I am unable to get into Windows and install drivers. Safe mode loads up the drivers but also hangs there.

Thanks in advance!

A:Windows 7 can't get past logo

in order for us to help you as quickly as possible please fill in your system specs was this an upgrade or format and install 32 bit or 64 bit what have you tried to solve the issue please include your power supply info in specs was this system functioning fine previous to windows 7 the more info the better

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Hello, I am Paul and new here.
I have a problem with my Dell desktop. When I turn it on, it boots up past the Dell screen, goes on to the black "windows XP screen, then goes to the Blue "windows XP screen" and stops there. It should go to the log in screen but does not. Can anyone please help. Thanks Paul

A:can,t get past "windows logo screen"

What specific model Dell system?

How long have you had this problem?

Any onscreen error messages about problem or otherwise indicating a problem...before current situation?

Louis

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Hello all,

My ACER Aspire pc won't boot past the Windows Logo. I tried to boot in safe mode but had the same problem. I am running XP home addition. It just keeps going round in circles, I get the Acer logo, then Windows and keeps repeating itself. I tried all the f8 options ie safe mode and starting from last known config but to no avail.

I would appreciate some advise, thank you.
 

A:PC won't boot past Windows Logo

According to me Your operating system has got corrupt..........
the best option is to take a backup of ur data and re reinstall the Xp........
This will definatly solve your problem...........
 

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I'm running a 64-bit version of Windows 7 on my laptop.

Recently, I found a program called SlimDrivers on Lifehacker which basically automates the process of scanning for and downloading driver updates. Last night as I was running it, an error occured in a driver installation and required a reboot. I went through the reboot and my computer was just hanging at the shutdown screen for about 30 mins, so I decided to hard boot it by shutting it off by the power button.

Now, whenever I try to boot my computer, it sits at the "Starting Windows" screen with the Windows logo. I've left it there for up to 6 hours, absolutely nothing happens. I do not have the Windows 7 disc because this was an OEM install. How can I fix this?

A:Windows 7 Not Booting Past Logo

Hyphen, welcome to the forums.

Sounds like the driver update broke something. Seeing as it is a laptop and you most likely didn't get an actual Windows disk follow option 2 here,

System Repair Disc - Create

to create a system repair disk, and then with that disk use it to run s system restore (assuming you haven't disabled it) to restore the computer to before the driver update. If you don't have a torrent client or uncomfortable with them you can find the 64 bit version (based on your specs) of it here,

Download Windows 7 64 bit Repair Disc.iso

Then once you have it restore to before the driver update, uninstall that drive update program and never install another one again. Programs like that are more comfort-ware at best,and snake-oil at worst. Even more so seeing as you have a laptop and for the most part any and all drivers for it should only come from the laptop manufacturer.

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Windows 7 won't boot past logo. Will not repair when selected. Running in safe mode stops at Loaded:\windows\system32\drivers\disk.sys. Have tried to reload windows 7 and it says files are loading then comes back to the same point and locks at the windows logo. HELP! PLEASE!
 

A:windows 7 won't load past logo

aveator1
I see you have been a member for sometime, but as this is shown as your first post
Welcome to Tech Support Guy
I would suspect the hard drive at best or another hardware fault -
Run a disk check utility from dos
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287
 

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I have been using windows 7 on this pc for the last 4 years without any hiccup other than a virus here and there with successful removal from combofix and malware bytes. Anyways yesterday I was browsing craigslist classifieds and I got this attentive Antivirus pop up, Anoying, disabled its services, fully removed it using the steps on bleepingcomputer. Then on restart my piece is just hanging up on the windows 7 logo, just glows and pulses but doesnt go to windows. Sat like that for 5 hours. Tried startup repair from partition and from windows 7 disc probably 10 times, found no issues. booted in cmd and tried bootrec /fixmbr and
bootrec /fixboot numerous times, but still hangs up. I have no issues getting into safe mode with networking. Just cant get into normal windows. Nothing in recent error logs. The only thing I can think of is I dont restart my computer but maybe once a month and if there is a new driver that was installed and after the virus removal on restart it could be hanging up on the driver. But this is a hunch. Im about backup everything and reinstall, really dont want to, so this post is my last hope.....
 
Mod Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the Logs forum. ~bloopie

A:Cant get past Glowing Windows 7 Logo

Since you say you can get into Safe mode and you have Malwarebytes, first off, try a Malarebytes scan in Safe mode. It is just possible, as you say , that you have something hanging around from a previous infection and MBAM has an even better chance of rooting out nasties when run in Safe mode.
 
Secondly, you may have already tried this, but if you did, you didn't mention it. From Safe mode, try 'Last known good configuration'. This often, but not always, works. If it doesn't, then click on 'Windows repair'. When this comes up with the screen 'Failed to repair', click on 'Advanced options' and choose 'Restore to an earlier version'. This will bring you to a screen which normally offers only one option - the most recent restore point - but there is a button to choose a different one. Click on this and choose one from a date before this trouble started, then let 'Restore' do its thing. When it is finished it will either re-boot or ask you to restart. Once re-booted, you should be working again. Post back if you are not.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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After installing updates then restartingmy computer no longer starts... it gets to starting windows then never finses, i should say that it doesnt crash it just loads forever...

A:windows 7 never loads past the logo!

Power off the PC
Turn it on and press F8 repeatedly until you get to the alternate boot menu. If you have the option to "Repair" use that.

If you only have the option of Safe Mode, try that. If the system starts normally, remove the recent patches and try booting normally.

If you have a Windows 7 DVD, boot with the DVD and select the repair option.

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Ran HP start up diagnostic tool and got the following codes back
FAILURE ID     GU77UX-60U90N-MFPV4K-60S303
Product ID   A8M93EA#ABU


I rolled back BIOS to version earlier version and it still fails to get past the Windows logo and never gets to the logon screen.

OS is Windows 7 premium home. The computer was not shipped with any recovery software on disc.

Have tried the hard reset and cannot find this specific fault in the forums.
Any help gratefully received.
Thanks Officewalla

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Hi,
 
Please help.
 
My desktop has been randomly rebooting on its own & now I can't boot up
 
I'm on Win 7
 
I've tried to restart several times. I'm afraid to do the repair option b/c the last time I did that last year, I almost lost all my data. But I guess I have no choice now. 
 
It could be the heat in this apt. as my landlords are slum landlords, they refuse to fix anything & I've been dealing with 90-107 degree heat b/c the AC won't stop running & I can't afford to run it 24/7.
 
I don't know what to do, now I can't work
 
Thank you in advance

A:Windows won't start up past logo screen

Try booting it while repeatedly tapping F8 that should get you into safe mode, it could be a damaged driver that the system can't load.

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Recently I was just browsing the internet and my HP Pavillion p7-1074 got a blue screen of death. It flashed away very quickly so I didn't get to notice the error code. Then I tried to turn the computer back on and it wouldn't get past the windows logo. I tried booting it in windows recovery mode and safe mode, but those didn't work either. How do I fix this? I would prefer to not lose any files if possible or even just be able to recover certain files.

AMD Phenom II 960T Quad-core processor
8 GB DDR3 System Memory
ATI Radeon HD 4200

A:Computer not getting past windows logo anymore.

It is not booting in safe mode too?

Do you have access to another computer right now, if so, Download it, and burn in a disc or make USB Flash stick ready for it.
Windows Defender Offline
Then perform a full scan using it.

BTW, do you have the windows installer disc?

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i cant access system recovery or most of the advance boot options i have tried useing repair cds and install cds but the computer refuses to boot from cd drive my laptop is an hp model g61 i dont really know what other specs you need i have noticed it always stops when loading a certain driver atipcie.sys
The full error I get is:

stop: c0000135 the program can't start because %hs is missing from your computer try reinstalling the program to fix the problem.

I'm not even sure what that program is

A:windows will not boot past the microsoft logo

Precisely what cd/dvd did you try to boot from.

How did you tell your bios to boot from a Cd/DVD?

Can you boot into the bios? Yes/No

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When i turn on my computer, i see the windows logo and the little bar below it, that tells you that the computer is working and moving on to the next step.... but my computer gets stuck on that forever and i have to remove it from the power source to shut it off. In other words, i cannot successfully turn on my computer! Help!

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Hey, I was doing some maintenance to my computer (updating drivers) and as per my routine, I used driver sweeper to remove my AMD display driver to install the latest version. After the reboot when the display driver was removed, the windows logo loads normally and after that it goes into black screen. I've since tried all the other options - safe mode, repair, last known good config and I'll go to a black screen everytime past the windows logo/load bar.

I'm at at total lost on what to do, any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:HELP! Black screen after loading past windows logo

Ugh looks like it has something to do with my monitor just blacking out after being Not Optimum Mode for a minute, got it fixed

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Acer Aspire 5532-5534
Windows 7 Home Premium

I can't get the laptop to boot past the glowing window logo that says "Starting Windows". It doesn't freeze it just hangs there forever. I tried booting into safe mode and it hangs at windows\system32\drivers\atipcie.sys and then restarts.

I don't need to save anything on the computer so easiest way to get it up and running will work. I don't have any discs to restore.

Thank you in advance.

A:can't get laptop to boot past starting windows logo

Sure you don't mind to loose everything?!

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So, Windows 7 Professional passes POST then gets stuck on the windows logo where i believe the kernal is loaded in..windows start-up repair wasnt useful.. and also i can load windows into safe mode without an issue...can anyone help/give me solutions or ideas on how to fix...thanks guys

A:Windows7Prox64 Wont boot past windows logo

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MAVE2ICK


So, Windows 7 Professional passes POST then gets stuck on the windows logo where i believe the kernal is loaded in..windows start-up repair wasnt useful.. and also i can load windows into safe mode without an issue...can anyone help/give me solutions or ideas on how to fix...thanks guys


Boot from the win 7 dvd and do a repair install if you have it.

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Hi everyone.

Yesterday I wanted to install OS X Mavericks on my HDD. It requires a primary partition, so I decided to delete the 350 MB system reserved partition that Windows 8 automatically creates when you first install it.
I read this guide, which explains how to transfer all the boot files from the system reserved partition to the partition where Windows is installed.
I followed all the steps except for the last one. When it says to do a
Code:
reagentc /enable


I skipped it because when it first says to do
Code:
reagentc /disable


the output of the program was "reagentc was not enabled"(so why enable it if it was already disabled? Later I will understand that maybe this was the source of all future problems ).
Then I rebooted and tried to delete that system partition from within Windows, but of course it prevented me from doing that.
I booted gparted live and went on and deleted the partiton.

Now Windows would not boot, and I did not have Windows 8.1 disc to make a system repair.
So I put Windows 7 disc and it managed to put boot files back (it did not detect any windows installation but still managed to make Windows 8.1 boot).
I forgot to say that I have another primary partition other than windows, and it's a /boot partition where GRUB2 is installed. So I booted in linux and reconfigured GRUB2 to make it boot my Windows partition (/dev/sda2) instead of the just deleted one (/dev/sda1).

I rebooted and Windows started fine. Then I launched t... Read more

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Hello,

My first time ever posting in a forum regarding help with a PC. I apologize if I ramble off too much.

My Specs:
Moba: ASrock Z77 Extreme 4
CPU:Interl i5-2500k @3.30
PSU: ZT 650W
GPU: Radeon 7850

Here is the story.

About three weeks ago I was playing GW2, out of no where my screen glitches and gives me the blue screen of death. I boot it up and I kept getting that screen. I send MSI my card for an RMA. They send me back another one.

I plugged it in and everything works fine. I play for about 5-7 hours(had a day off to catch up)
Everything works great, I wake up the next day, start looking things on Reddit and I noticed this digitized screen and BAM! I get the blue screen of death. I freak out. OMG!OMG!

Every time I would boot up my PC through the GPU, the monitor would not turn on for about 2 minutes and then it would turn on but with a blank black screen. No errors on the mother board debugger by the way. I can however boot up through my MOBA internal graphics. I delete all of my drivers for the AMD and did CMOS reset. Nothing worked. I tried both of the PCI slots as well.

I waited for my neighbor to get home to see if it's the GPU. I put it in his PC and it boots up just fine. So I take it back home and think it's my MOBA. So I say "Let me try this again." I plug it in and BAM! It works again. So I play for a few hours and left the computer on over night. I woke up before work and turned off my PC. I come back home and it doesn't... Read more

A:MSI Radeon 7850 won't boot past Windows Logo screen

On this latest black boot up, can you boot normally with the onboard GPU? If so, I have a feeling that the PCI express port may be at fault, do you have another PCI express card you can try as a process of elimination?

MrNeeds

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Hello,

I'm running a desktop pc with Windows XP SP3. The security software I use is BitDefender Total Security 2010 (I'll refer to it as BD). About 3 weeks ago, BD blocked a virus/trojan. Seconds later, it blocked about a dozen more infected files at once. They were of course deleted or moved into Quarantine. However, a few days later the computer wouldn't even reach the Windows logo when booting. After much research it was determined that this was the after-effect of the virus. Since safe-mode didn't work, I was forced to boot from my Windows CD and enter recovery mode, in which I deleted a 0kb *.sys file (the name was random gibberish). After this, the pc booted fine.

However, yesterday BD did it again. A virus or trojan (unfortunately I don't have the name) was blocked, and then a series of other infected files were also blocked (I remember one was 'temp.tmp' in the 'C:\WINDOWS\Temp' directory, and another was somewhere in my 'Application Data' folder). When booting my computer, this time it loads to the Windows Logo. After that, instead of the Login screen loading, the hard drive seems to go quiet, and the computer attempts a reboot.

I've booted into Recovery again, but found no 0kb *.sys files. I've used the Chkdsk, Fixboot, (not Fixmbr though) commands to no avail. I still can't boot past the Windows Logo.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated (specifically ones that don't inv... Read more

A:Unable to boot past Windows XP Logo (after infection removal)

I replied to the thread you started at Tech Support Forum

In the future please do not post to more than one forum

this wastes helpers time

thank-you
 

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I have a broken laptop that refuses to boot. No BIOS screen or anything is displayed when the power button is pressed. I have removed the hard drive from the laptop and put it into a working desktop PC. I started it in safe mode and the computer restarts. I used the F8 key to prevent it from shutting down on errors and received the following Stop error code:
0x0000007B (0xFFFFF880009A9928, 0xFFFFFFFFC0000034, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)

So far I've used a boot cd to run chkdsk on the drive, and I've tried restoring to a previous point.

I do Not have an installation disk for Windows 7.

Any help is appreciated.

A:Windows 7 STOP: 0x7B Refuses to boot past the windows logo screen

Edit: Thanks for moving this to BSoD, my mistake.

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hey, so for no reason as far as i can tell i started having this problem today. my computer was working fine for awhile this morning, but then a bit later when i tried to open firefox the computer froze for no reason. kinda wierd since that has never happened before so i restarted it.

now what happens is it displays an error that says "floppy disk(s) fail (40)" and i have to press F1 to continue. i don't know why it would do this since my computer doesn't have a floppy disk drive.

then when it gets to the screen that shows the windows XP logo and the loading bar at the bottom (the screen before your desktop loads), it works for a few seconds normally. then the little loading bar at the bottom slows down a whole lot and goes really slow... and just stays like that. the computer won't load past that point, it just stays on that screen, with the xp logo and bar going really slowly!

so, has anyone seen this problem before? what should i do? i don't really feel like reformatting again.

i'm running windows xp home edition by the way
 

A:floppy disk fail and windows won't load past windows logo screen

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I dont know alot about computers so please bare with me. I deleted alot of old programs (such as games etc) which I do not use anymore, *through the control panel add/remove programs*, then did a virus scan, and deleted what was found, and decided to go to www.microsoft.com and get the sp3.. after I installed, when I restarted my computer later, it gave me a black screen saying that it was shut down unexpectedly, and offers safe modes, last good config, and start normally, I have tried all three options, with safe mode, it freezes the computer, with the other two, it boots to the windows logo screen, then it will restart the entire system. Is there any way to fix this? I did not get windows disks or anything like that when I bought the computer, I did create recovery disks, but have since lost one of them, so they aren't much help.

Thanks

A:[SOLVED] computer wont load past windows logo screen

lickitysplit87,

It's going to be difficlt without the XP CD, as that has the Recovery Console that we need in order to get your computer past the logo screen and into the OS.

Have a read here. If you feel confident that you can get the ISO burnt to disk, come back and we'll continue.

http://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?showtopic=150212

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Hi you all,

I really need some help. I was under the process of System Recovering my Hp Mini 110 when it died because I didnt realize it wasn't charging. Now the computer won't go past the Windows screen and I can't seem to do anything to get it to work anymore. I am so frustrated because I was doing the recovery because there was a virus on the computer and now it's in a even worse state than before.

I have tried the hitting of the F8 button that takes me to the black screen where I can do a few commands like Safe mode and Last Configuration and Starting the computer Normally but nothing is working

When I try to do the Repair Your Computer (the first option command choice) option it takes me to where I have to enter an Administrator password which I have no idea of what is it. Does any one anyone at all know what the Admin. password maybe or how I can bypass it to get the computer running again? Please?? I asked HP and they said I need to send it in for $250 to be repaired and I can't do that at this point

So please chime and help me. Any advice or tips would be so gratefully appreciated. Thank you everyone.

A:Help Pls:System Recovery Computer died-Comp.Won't go past Windows Logo

Welcome to the forum
Generally on HP the administrator password is "admin" without the quotes. TRY-it, maybe it will help

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my dell dimensions 2100 with xp home is hanging at the windows logo screen. I can start it in safe mode, but am at a loss on what to do once there. Please help asap.
Thank you,
Wendylu
 

A:xp wont go past windows logo screen but will start in safe mode

Turn off computer.

Turn back on - as soon as you've pressed the power button - tap F8

This will present you with a number of boot options. Select

"Last known good configuration" this and see if it works.
 

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Hi!

First post here

Most of our PC's are Windows XP running Office 2003 (with a view to going to Win 7 and Office 2010 very soon).



A couple of our users have been having the following problem -Turn on PC
Get to windows XP logo screen fine
Get to the blue desktop background screen...........no further progress even if left for 15 minutes.
The hard drive light flashes only briefly now and again at this point. Sometimes at this screen we will also get mouse function but nothing else.

The user normally has to restart their machine a number of times to get to the eventual logon box.

Another way around this is to do a hard power down and reboot the PC into safe mode. From safe mode do a restart and it goes straight in fine without getting stuck. Unfortunately this not something one of the Directors at the firm would like to be doing every morning when they come in.

Any ideas? At wits end at the moment

A:[SOLVED] HELP! Network PC boots up past XP logo then hangs at blue windows screen

When you boot in Safe Mode can you give us any errors that should be in your Event logs?

Right click on My Computer>Manage>Event Viewer>System

Let us know what EventID no. it gives and the source of the error. If you double click on one that says error, then the info will be on there.

Can you post the system specs as well.

Also, turn the machine off, and make sure that nothing has come loose, RAM, HDD connections, RAM etc,

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Yesterday I installed critical/needed Windows XP updates that had been waiting on me for a few weeks behind the yellow update shield in the lower right corner of my screen. I was having problems connecting my son’s new Christmas present, Xbox Live , to the internet so I was about to restart the computer to see if maybe the router needed me to do a clean reboot after entering the Xbox’s MAC address into my allowed devices list. I stupidly thought I’d be thorough by installing those waiting updates first and then restart. All went well and when it finished and asked if I wanted to restart now I selected yes. Nothing happened. I kept trying, still no restart. Then I went to Start>Turn Off>Restart several times and each time I returned to my desktop with nothing happening. Finally I just did a cold shutdown with the power button. My son is, understandably, so upset that he can’t use his present to connect with his friends live.
Now my computer won’t boot up at all past the Dell splash screen. The typical churning, lights and sounds all begin and then when the Dell logo screen appears, everything goes quiet. It took me several times before I could get into my BIOS, select boot order to start with my CD, place my XP install disc into my drive and restart. Still, I can’t get past that screen and it never boots from the CD. (the CD light does go steady at “power on” like it always does but then goes off at that splash screen along with everything else. I tried to res... Read more

A:Can't boot past Dell Logo Screen after Windows installed needed updates!

pop disc in to do a repair installation, some dells have this as an option inbuilt

try hitting f8 on start up to access safe mode if you get in the type msconfig in the run box go to start up remove everything for now
http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
 

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So I have been messing around with this laptop for weeks now trying to figure out how to get it back to normal loading and everything. What happened at first was that my husband noticed the computer was very slow in responce to just about everything. We checked internet connections and nothing helped. Well one night he shut it down, and the next day when he tried to turn it on, it would state "Checking Media (Fail)" then change to another screen that said "No Boot Device Found. Press any key to reboot the machine".  After attempting to reboot the machine, these same notifications came up over and over.  So, I researched tons of forums on tips of how to get it "re-booted" This was a few weeks ago so I dont remember exactly what I did. I changed boot options, this and that, and nothing helped. However the absolute last thing I did was changed something to "Intel Smart Response", and now my computer will NOT move past the Dell logo. even f2 and f12 wouldnt work. The loading bar under the Dell logo will pop up, but it will say like that. I have tried waiting it out for hours and nothing changes. My brother did try a Recovery USB, but he forgot that my laptop is Windows 8 and his is 7, so needless to say that didnt work at all.
 
So my problem is now that I need to create that Recovery USB thing. I was not aware that I should have made this as soon as my computer came in. I have nev... Read more

A:Creating a Windows 8 Recovery Drive for an Inspiron that will not load past the Dell logo screen!! HELP

"Checking Media" and "No Boot Device Found" sounds like it's trying to boot from the DVD drive but not finding a Windows system disk.  You can try putting one in the drive.  If you don't have a Windows 8 system disk, you'll have to keep trying the F12 bypass (keep pressing it repeatedly...don't hold or only press once) to get you into boot options, and then make sure you select your hard drive.  You should be able to request a system disk from Dell (and you should anyway...even if you do recover from the USB drive).
ALSO: please remember that, unless you made an image of your hard-drive or used backup software, your "recovery" options will be limited to repairing the existing installation or reinstalling altogether.  If you reinstall, you could lose your files and settings.
For what it's worth,  my Inspiron started acting up after about a year (Windows 7) with overheating on high-demand programs (even with a cooling pad, plenty of ventilation and a desktop fan blowing on it).  That was followed by the slow performance you described and now I'm getting a "hard drive failure" error. 
I've seen other users report the similar issues with their Inspirons on these forums (and others) so I think we just got stuck with a lemon .  Hope you have better luck with yours....I've pretty much given up on mine and moved back to my old desktop.
 

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Hello,

I am new to this board and i never experienced a issue like this with any PC i worked on. It will loadup like everything is fine and then It will just hang at the Windows XP icon with the blue line that runs under it constantly. When i restart the computer pushing the reset buttion it fixes it and boots but i dont see why i have to do this inorder to get it to boot up correctly. If anyone could help me please in this matter it would be of great help.

Windows XP Professional
64 GForce DDR
512 DDR 2700
160 Gig Western Digital
Motherboard is a EliteGroup K7VTA3 8.0c

Anything at all that would cause this behavior.

Thank you,
Mark
 

A:Windows XP Wont Go Past Windows Logo Help!!!!

Have you tried re-installing your graphics card drivers?
 

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Greetings Sir !
i got some weird problem, my windows sometimes when i start boot suddenly not past the windows logo, and restart asking us repair startup windows, when i choose start windows normally, it's not past windows logo again, so startup repair ask do restore, so i do it, after i do it, finished and i see it's said number of root caused 1 repaired, it's back to normal, but sometimes the problem back again i need do another restore, what do you think sir ? need you help here, already 2 or 3 times like this ~

A:Windows 7 HP x64 Won't Boot Past Windows Logo (Sometimes)

Can you tell us more about your system? Desktop or laptop, what is the operating system, what security software is installed and is it current, are your operating system, security software and drivers current?
 
Dick

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Can anybody tell me why does not appear the windows visa logo when I turn my pc on.. :s




thank you 4 da help.. !

A:Why the windows vista logo does not appear when I turn my computer on?

The logo doesn't appear in windows vista when boot the computer up. It doesn't in mine either.

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Hi everyone,

Today, after trying tondeal with "yoursearching" malware with AdwCleaner I encountered a major issue.

After running the cleaner and restarting the PC i get to the login screen, it says I have no internet connection and when entering a password for my user it just does not login. after a few moments the computer automatically resets.

when on the login screen if I press the "power" button, which usually gives u the turn off or restart options returns an empty dialog box ???

I am afraid a major mess has ocurred. I have no win CD since the computer came with the software preinstalled. Any suggestions? I am in dire need since I use my PC to work.

Thanks a lot!

Matias.

A:Windows 10 doesn't let me get past log in screen, won't take password

Ok, I just solved my problem.

I will post the solution in hopes that it might help someone in the future.

It is quite simple:

1) I performed a forced entry to windows "safety mode". I hard reseted the computer 3 times when the windows logo appeared. This triggered a forced entry to some advanced windows recovery options. I could not entersafe mode in any other way, I tried all other alternatives before. I know it is not ideal, but I was left with no other options. Actually my GF came up with this idea, so kudos to her for bringing some cold thinking into my desperation.

2) Rolled back to a previous system checkpoint (I had installed an update 2 days ago, which made this recovery point available)
During this recovery Windows said there was an error (0x8007002) After this error I was left with the only option to restart, which I did, expecting only a repetition of everything... but miraculously, it worked.

Just thought this might help.
Thanks!

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I have a 2 month old Dell Inspiron 660 running Windows 8.1.that came with windows 8 installed but I upgraded to 8.1 off the internet. Everything worked okay until I did a scan and cleaning with ccleaner. Pretty soon startup was very slow going from the Dell screen to the lock screen to the password screen to the windows welcome screen but windows would eventually load. Now the startup only goes to the welcome screen. That little circle of dots starts spinning and keeps on spinning but Windows never loads. Did I erase some registry files when I cleaned it? I got on Microsoft's live chat support who said they could fix it for 99 bucks but I don't have a dollar much less 99. Does anybody know how I could fix this for free myself?

I also wanted to know how load Dos from win 8.1 and how to boot win 8.1 in safe mode.

Any info or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks y'all!

A:Windows 8.1 doesn't load past the welcome screen.

Hi Breedlove, Welcome to Eight forums.

Found a link for you. Step By Step How to Solve Windows 8.1 and 8 Black Screen Issue upon boot | Virtualization blog

In short, you have to go to Safe mode and disable the graphic card and monitors and then reboot. If this resolves, fine. Else, update the drivers for your graphic card.

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Hello,
 
I am encountering an issue of when the Dell optiplex 755 boots up, it boots through the Windows XP logo just fine, once it tries to transition between the logo and loading the system up, it just shows a black screen and nothing else happens. I tried using a bootable Windows XP flash drive to repair the system files and it loads the Windows XP setup ok but when it runs through all of the commands on the bottom of the screen and the last one says "Starting Windows" , it takes me to a blue screen (screenshot below). I have HIRENS and have done a lot of the chkdsk commands to fix the files and everything comes back ok. I tried to clone the hard drive with the same exact hard drive and still the same issue. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks for your help in advance.
 
 

A:Windows XP gets past the logo screen and then turns the screen black/bluescreen

http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN130053/EN#Error , scroll down to section on STOP 7B errors.
 
Louis

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Inspiron 15R SE 7520
When I attempt to start my laptop it goes to the Dell logo screen and will not boot Windows 8. Any suggestions?
I've had the computer less than a month and if I have to restore the system completely it will not cause much of a problem.

Thanks for the help in advance!

A:Dell Laptop w/ Windows 8 won't boot past dell logo screen

Hello Univers789,
Re-installing windows is the last resort. So before doing that, you can try the steps mentioned below which might fix the issue. 1. Restart the laptop and start tapping the F2 key at the Dell logo for enter the BIOS. 2. Navigate to the “Advanced” menu. 3. Change the SATA operation/selection in BIOS from Intel Smart Response to AHCI. 4. Press F10 to save changes and exit. 5. Reboot the system. 6. Go back into the BIOS by tapping the F2 key and change the SATA operation/selection in BIOS from AHCI to Intel Smart Response. 7. Save changes and exit by pressing the F10 key. 8. Reboot the system and it should boot normally into Windows. In case the above steps don’t fix the issue, run the Pre-Boot System Assessment (PSA / ePSA) Diagnostics. Run the test and check if gives any error code. Note down the error code and update me with the same, would let you know the next course of action. Please write back with results. 

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My brother is trying to instal the latest iTunes on his Win XP sp2 system. He got an error saying that this version of iTunes has "not passed Windows Logo Certification" and may make your system ustable now or in the future. I tried searching around to see if anyone else had this error in this particular iteration of iTunes, but haven't found much on the subject. Is this a BS warning that can be ignored or should he wait and see if it "passes" at a later date?
 

A:iTunes doesn't pass Windows Logo Certification

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798
have a read please
 

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Hello again,

I keep not wanting to give up am am back to where I was this time yesterday.

At the Microsoft site, there are directions for something called a repair install, which sounds like what I need. I put my disc in the drive, followed Microsoft's directions, Setup ran to the point where it told me it apparently couldn't read my existing version of Windows XP from my hard drive, which is no big surprises. So I put the CD in the drive and got an error message that this isn't a legal version of Windows XP.

It is too. I was able to do scannow off the same exact disc the day before yesterday when we were trying to fix all my viruses. I have the original folder with the Product Key sitting right in front of me.

Now, when I try to go back into SafeMode, I can't get there either because I get "Windows Setup cannot run under Safemode. Setup will restart now. In response, I tried to do 2 things, hoping to (a) either exit SafeMode and finish the repair install or ( exit Setup and get back to SafeMode so I can look at My Comuter to see if that gives me any information I can use to try to undo my messing up my BIOS.

Is there any hope at all or will I have to take this thing to a repair shop?

aelfgifa

(On the brighter side, all the information I got in the HJT forum was helpful on the laptop I'm now using. The Look2Me removal tool seems to have worked, my Ewido log, AVG log, and SpyBot logs are clean for the laptop so I can stay on line long ... Read more

A:Repair Install For Windows Xp Doesn't Get Past Setup

A repair install will remove all programs you have installed but leave any saved files hyou have.

If you don't mind losing your files, have you considered reformatting and installing from scratch?

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Greetings:

I have a Compaq/HP laptop running Windows XP SP3

I had a nasty virus (SecurityTool) on my computer and thought I had it cleaned out. As the final step, I ran MalwareBytes and it asked me to re-start.

When I tried to restart, the computer started cycling through the Compaq Flash Screen ==> Select_OS_Options ==> Windows Flash Screen, then it would go back to the Compaq Flash screen and it cycles through those endlessly.

If I hit f10 on the Compaq Screen. I can get to the PhoenixBIOS setup Utility. About the only thing i can do in there is run the Hard Drive Self Test under Diagnostics, but it doesn't find anything wrong using both the Quick and Comprehensive Tests.

If i hit the Recovery Console option on the Select OS Options, I get the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) with the following error:

STOP 0X0000007B (0XF7A57524, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)

Can this be fixed?

Let me know if you need more information!

Thank you!

A:Computer doesn't get past Windows Splash Screen

Reference: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic344084.html.Since you currently have an open topic in Malware Removal Logs...you need to be patient and resolve the issues raised in that thread.Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere.Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the logs you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you with your malware topic and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Please DO NOT make another reply to that thread until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a ne... Read more

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I have a go 15 d020dx touchsmart windows 8.1...i did a complete clean to start from scratch and got everything set up then installed windows 10 anniversary update and when it restarted it got stuck at HP logo screen and won't boot further. Please help. Done hard reset and all system tests run good.

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OK my laptop was originally a widows 8. Then I upgraded to 8.1 then windows 10. But I thought I caught a bad virus so I tried to reset my laptop. And erase everything. Now it tells me to restart because of a error when it was trying to reinstall windows 10. So now I can't get past the HP logo. I tried taking out the battery and memory cards. But still get the same results. Somebody please help me.

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My old CompaQ computer which is about maybe 7-8 years old and suddenly it froze and when i turn it on, it just wont get past the CompaQ logo.
 
I've tried reseting my CMOS and reseating my power supply.
 
If anyone has any other solutions please tell me asap.
 
Thank you.

A:Wont get past Logo

Also mentioning i cant press ESC or F11 or F12, i think it freezes.

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My computer will not go past the blue hp logo screen. It shows for a few seconds and then the screen goes black and starts over at the logo and just does that over and over. I've tried all I know and nothing has worked.

A:Hp envy won't go past hp logo

Hi, Shutdown the notebook.  Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to enter the Start-up Menu.  Select the Diagnostic Menu option ( f2 ) and run the tests on the Hard Drive and Memory. Post back with the results, including any error codes that may be generated. Can you also post back with the full Model No. and Product No. of your Envy notebook - see Here for a guide on locating this information. Regards, DP-K

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Hi all. i hope some one can send some knowledge this way. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I think ive gotten some kind of virus a little while ago and since then my comp wouldnt turn on. i backed up my important files then tried starting with a fresh copy of xp pro...but now it wont get past the xp logo. it doesnt appear clear it starts to appear then the system freezes. i try to start it in safe mode but it just says its loading a heap of files but then freezes too. i thought it may be the battery, them gray 40pin cables, or poor power to the drives or motherboard. ive changed all of these with spare ones ive had lying around and still nothing. i even tried a different mother board. but that doesnt even allow it to get to the compaq logo sometimes. others it'll turn on, work fine for 10 to 15 minutes then the screen goes black as if it loses signal, and the ed on the front of the tower stays constantly on as if its frozen. im really not sure what i may have done or what i can do to get it working the slightest...
im sorry if this isnt the clearest of problem listings but im new to this forum stuff...
as i said any help is greatly appreciated and if theres any help i can possibly help with. (not that i have that much knowledge)
Thanks heaps
 

A:Comp Will not go past Win XP logo

Okay...let's see...You're gonna have to list your PC specifications first. I understand you haven't been successful in starting in Safe Mode. Have you tried again? IF you can't, describe what happens. Do you hear any beep patterns when you start your PC? If so, post how many and their pattern (like short-long-short, etc.) Post back with more info, results. Good Luck!
 

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