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Solved: Could not start the RPC Server - Outlook wont start

Q: Solved: Could not start the RPC Server - Outlook wont start

I can't open my Microsoft Outlook - when I start it it states it wasn't shut
down properly and asks if I want to start it in safe mode. If I
select no I get a message "Could not start the RPC server' and then I
get a blank outlook screen. It doesn't work if I select to start in
safe mode either.

Any ideas? As non techie as possible.


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A: Solved: Could not start the RPC Server - Outlook wont start

Problem solved - I uninstalled HTC Sync software and Outlook was able to start correctly. I had installed the HTC Sync software the same day Outlook stopped working.

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We have IIS installed for SMTP email service on our windows server 2008 R2 SP1. I am unable to start the [SMTP Virtual Server #1], i get an error message

"The service has returned a service specific error code. Check the Windows Event Viewer for details"

When i checked the Event Viewer logs and i found the below error

"The service could not bind instance 1. The data is the error code."

When i googled about this error i found that the port 25 is being used by another application which is why my SMTP Virtaul server #1 doesn't start.

I did Telnet localhost 25 and i see the port is being used by hotmail. The below message when i did telnet

220 BLU436-SMTP198.smtp.hotmail.com Microsoft ESMTP MAIL Service, Version: 8.0.9
200.16384 ready at Tue, 21 Jul 2015 07:07:01 -0700
How do i disbale the smtp.hotmail to use the port 25 so that my SMTP Virtual server #1 can use port 25. Please help.

Arun Chanda

A:Solved: SMTP Virtual server wont start


I figured out that SMTP Proxy service was using port 25 which was not allowing my SMTP Virtual Server #1 to start. I stopped the SMTP Proxy from services and my SMTP Virtaul server#1 in my IIS started working.

Excuted the command netstat --noa in commane line tool to check the PID of the application that is using the port 25.

From the TaskManager/ Services Tab i was able to figure out the application using the PID Coulmn. Stopping the SMTP Proxy i was able to turn on the SMTP in my IIS Server.


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email tab in ie 8 wont start outlook express, mind it never did in ie7 either, it used to work but wife installed lots of stuff now and it doesnt do anything.

please tell me how to link it, i have been into internet options and outlook express is in there it just wont start when i click the tab on the toolbar.

i know it will be very simple (but so am i) so please help

cheers bob

A:Solved: email tab in ie wont start outlook express

Hi bobbobb

Right click the Start button
Properties > Start Menu tab > Customize button for Start Menu (not Classic Start Menu)
At the bottom of the General tab for: Show on Start Menu click the drop down field for the E-mail field and select Outlook Express.
OK, OK to save and close.

Let us know if that works for you or not.

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Above is a video i made of the problem.

My computer installed SP 2 the other night, by itself sigh.
Next morning i cant connect to the sheared folder i have on this computer.

It starts up with oldstyle theam and tells me that the user profiles could not be loaded.

If i try to active file shearing i get this error.

Navn på problemhændelse: APPCRASH
Programnavn: svchost.exe_LanmanServer
Programversion: 6.0.6001.18000
Tidsstempel for program: 47919291
Fejlmodulnavn: srvsvc.dll
Fejlmodulversion: 6.0.6002.18306
Tidsstempel for fejlmodul: 4c853333
Undtagelseskode: c0000005
Undtagelsesforskydning: 00000000000140bc
OS-version: 6.0.6002.
Landestandard-id: 1030
Yderligere oplysninger 1: 9be9
Yderligere oplysninger 2: 83852c714240736ddc28d095afbaa637
Yderligere oplysninger

Any ideas what this might be ?
Hope some one can help me. i would hate to have to just reinstall windows on it

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well i had it installed.
everything was perfect.
but recently i had to jump to a new administrator user.
my mysql service wont start.

i stopped all XAMPP service.
i unistalled all XAMPP service.
uninstalled mysql query browser using revo uninstaller.
restarted the pc.

but wont work.

i also tried different ports [3307/3308 etc .]. that also failed.

any idea how can i start the service?

A:mySQL server... wont start

Check event viewer, it should list something about MySQL.


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Hi guys.

I am experiencing trouble with my server. There was an overnight power cut while the server was running.

I attempted to restart the server but there is no luck. A few things I have tried:

Disconnecting the hard disk and trying to boot the computer gives it power and the computer stays on, as opposed to when the hard disk is connected, the power of the machine comes on but immediately turns off (the LED's on the front panel blink very briefly.

It was running Windows Server 2000 and I am not sure what the next step is to take in restoring (if possible) the computer to its normal state.

Any help will be greatly appreciated and I thank you all for your assistance.

A:Power Cut On My Server, Wont Start

Considering there was a power interruption I would be looking at the power supply first. Try a new power supply.

As a question, do you ever see anything on the screen?

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i've installed mysql 4.0 into my win server 2k3 and it is automatically started whenever the computer boot up. it has the traffic icon on the task bar besides the clock but it is always in red colour. mysql won't work no matter how i tried to start it in mysql console center. does mysql actually works on win server 2k3? or do i need to enable any services to run mysql properly?
thanks in advanced


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So I turn my computer off one day only to find it wont start the next day. I open the case up and see the led is on. I flip the switch on the power supply off then on and quickly press the power button. My computer starts but the following time I shut down the computer it again wont start and now the led is blinking. I've never had any issues like this before, any help would be appreciated.

I don't routinely use many usb devices, only my mouse and keyboard and every now and then my ipod. I figure the issue is likely either the power supply or the motherboard. The ps is almost two years old while the motherboard is only about three months old.

A:Computer wont start, power supply wont start, blinking led

It sounds to me like your PSU is the problem, get a hold of another and plug it to your computer and see if that will make it start, if it doesn't it might be BOTH your motherboard and PSU. A bad PSU will burn a motherboard.

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Hi. I have a computer here which is a friends machine but it has a problem.

First some background:
He has had the machine about 3 years. It runs on windows ME, IE 6, everything patched up to the hilt, and its outlook which has the problem. He has been very security conciouse by using AVG, Zonealarm pro and cloudmark spam protection.

But he has upgraded to the zonelabs security suite and problems have started to occur. The main one is now that outlook just wont start up at all. it just hangs with the box in the center but if you ctr+alt+del it it doenst say it isnt responding. Other problems are that it sometimes doesnt shut down properly and just hangs. Another once only fault is that it brought up an error which was apparently with 'kernal.dll'

Hes sick of it and thrown it through my window with a note 'fix it' crudely writen on it so any help would be much appricated.

A:outlook wont start

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Hi, Last night I tried to upgrade a customers server with a Kingston 4gb memory card. On starting the server it would not even get into bios (monitor didnt get signal, fans running at 100). Removed the new card and server boots fine. I actually had two idenitical cards, one for another server and both cards produced the same fault. The card is a Kingston "KTH-PL316ES/4g" - the kingston website suggests it is compatible with the DL180 G6. I installed them to the second white slot nearest the processor (first white slot already occupied) Any ideas?

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Today 11 Nov 2015, I received a host of updates. At least 10 of them were for Microsoft Office. I downloaded and installed, did the mandatory reboot everything seemed fine until I tried to open my outlook 2010. The start screen came up for a couple of seconds and then it shut down. There is no way I could get it to start. I ended doing a system restore, and that seems to have fixed the problem. Looks like MS have created a problem at least on my machine with the Office updates. Not sure if anyone here has experienced this.

A:Outlook wont start following update

I applied all updates to one Virtual Machine, one laptop and one desktop. Outlook 2010 on the desktop started, but crashed when I tried simple tasks. System Restore fixed the issue. Outlook 2010 on the laptop was/is fine. Go figure.

The VM does not have Office installed.

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having to use the works computer to post this. My home pc is failing to startup.

Before it had gotten this bad, I had experienced crashes and reboots whilst it was working. They became more frequent and now the computer wont start at all. The power comes on, the fans all whirr, but the computer doesnt even get to the point where it displays the introductory bios screen.

Any advice?

Computer is a little old now. Intel 2600k inside.

A:My PC wont start - Even the BIOS start page wont display

Hello leicestersq,

Please provide information about your computer, this includes is it a notebook or desktop, is it a custom build or brand name such as Dell or HP, if a brand name, provide the model name or series number (not serial) if a custom build post the brand and model name or number for the MB, the RAM (including the amount) add on video card if one is used and the PSU (power supply unit) providing these details will enable us to better assist you.

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Hello all, I have two MSO2003 problems..

Problem 1:

Win7 HP.. when I start Outlook 03, a popup asks

Do you want the following program to make changes to this computer:

File: Outlook.exe
Publisher: MS
File origin: hard drive on this computer

This has been happening for a while.. I dont remember when it started, but it seems it began when the reading pane thing below started..

Problem 2:

The reading pane will -not- stay on the bottom of the sceen when Outlook starts up.. I change it time and again from side pane to bottom pane and it just doesnt stay bottom when Outlook is restarted..

Any ideas? No viruses, or malware/spyware on the machine.. MSE updates/runs full scan every night.

Thanks, TJ

A:Outlook needs approval to start then wont keep reading pane on bottom


Problem 1: This relates to UAC - User Account Control - settings:
What are User Account Control settings?

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

When should I allow programs to make changes to my computer?

I'll take a look at your other problem and see if I can find anything relevant.

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After only just having one problem solved on here I have encountered another and I think it is fairly problematic but am far from understanding it - please help!!!

I downloaded the new version of Internet Explorer (version 8) as this was an option when I signed onto the web this afternoon (I previously had IE 7 and am running Windows XP version 2).

But after downloading this I had trouble getting onto the net (though I seemed to be able to initially). So I restarted the PC. But, it did not restart.

Instead I get the following message on a plain black screen when I try to run my computer:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

What is this file? I have an Acer Aspire notebook which came installed with Windows XP Version 2 (I have no CD drive currently).

I have looked on the microsoft website (I am currently on a different PC) but dont understand anything that is posted on their about this problem.

Do I need to re-install a new operating system? Will this mean I will loose all my data that is on my computer? This is very precious to me as I am travelling and I have saved on my computer photos and diary entries - I would be very upset to loose them.

What is my best course of action? Should I take it to a specialist. Again I really hope I can prevent the information that I did have saved on there from being deleted.

Thankyou to anyone who can assist.
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Windows8 Pro laptop wont start and just cycles on and off every few seconds.  Removed battery and AC and held power button for 30 seconds, replace AC and battery with same results.  Never boots long enough to get any screen info. Ideas? 

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I hope it's kosher to post a link to another post I made in the XP forum (I'm only doing this because someone suggested I do). I dont think I have a virus/malware problem, but maybe someone here will recognize it.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...tml#entry844517ThanksUPDATE: I just finished running the a-squared command malware tool and all that it came up with was 19 cookies.

A:Failed To Load Dll, No Start Menu, Programs Wont Start, Etc

Please try using this to repair the broken registry entry that may be causing this.Download Autoruns, search for the related entry and then delete it.Create a new folder on your hard drive called AutoRuns (C:\AutoRuns) and extract (unzip) the file there. (click HERE if you're not sure how to do this.)Open the folder and double-click on autoruns.exe to launch it.Please be patient as it scans and populates the entries.When done scanning, it will say Ready at the bottom.Scroll through the list and look for a startup entry related to the file(s) in the error message.Right-click on the entry and choose delete.Reboot your computer and see if the startup error returns.

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i really have no idea, i believe its a problem with the actual start up button instead of the computer itself, ive pried the thing open, seeing the generator is on, everythings in place and there are lights on, showing there is power. any ideas?

A:powers in, but start button wont start computer

Does it boot?

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hi..found a computer in the garbage its a pony but it has a soyo motherboard with a pentium III 450mhz and 512sdram.It never would start windows normal but would in safe mode,so now i did a diskcheck and restarted now it gets hung up on the system32\drivers\agp440.sys...at least thats the last one that pops up before it freezes...im new to this and this forum but if anyone can help id greatly appreciate it...thanks..

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Dell Dimension 4700 running XP Home Service Pack 3
Did not boot merely loops to start options screen but no options work and I am returned to the same options screen.
Have tried advanced start up options "disable auto restart" to generate BSOD which gives the following:


STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x4E884D26, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x800F8941)

I have no XP system disk available at this, my mothers, address and it is her computer that has stopped this AM.

Help please

A:Wont start just loops to start options screen

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Hi. I got some knowledge on repairing computer problem but i got this particular one i wasnt able to fix. Ive tried everything i know to try and fix it before doing a fresh install but coming to this site as a last resort. Ive done everything from safe mode to sfc scan to chkdsk /r and nothing. Only thing is sfc /scannow have found some corrupted sys file but was unable to fix some of them. I cant log into safe mode so cant install any fixing program either to run it through cmd (thats the only thing i have access to) system restore cant help cause pc say there is no restore point but last time i was able to power on pc without problems it updated some files and made a restore point when done and that was weird when it didnt find any rp. Please I need some help here since im running out of resources. Hopefully someone can help me. Thanks

A:Windows7 wont start normally, do not start in safe mode either

System manufacturer and model?

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Hi. I got some knowledge on repairing computer problem but i got this particular one i wasnt able to fix. Ive tried everything i know to try and fix it before doing a fresh install but coming to this site as a last resort. Ive done everything from safe mode to sfc scan to chkdsk /r and nothing. Only thing is sfc /scannow have found some corrupted sys file but was unable to fix some of them. I cant log into safe mode so cant install any fixing program either to run it through cmd (thats the only thing i have access to) system restore cant help cause pc say there is no restore point but last time i was able to power on pc without problems it updated some files and made a restore point when done and that was weird when it didnt find any rp. Please I need some help here since im running out of resources. Hopefully someone can help me. Thanks

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I have a Pc running XP home.. tonight it wouldnt start up and displayed a message NTLDR is missing.. I did the repair option with my xp disk and it seemed to go ok .. but now when you try to start it up it starts as far as the dos type screen that gives you all the option,, safe mode, last know config that worked etc.. it doesnt matter which one you press it will just reboot again and start over till it gets to that screen.

any answers anybody ?

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Hi, using windows 7, have a blue screen at start up issue, memory dump. Sadly the PC wont start so unable to try too much, it lets you select user, attempts to ,log onto the user then just goes to mthe blue screen and starts the cycle again. Any ideas?? It will not start in safe mode either, basically the same result although sometimes it loads and you are in but when you try to do anything it goes to the blue screen again. I did get the error code (not always the same on the blue screen but this one comes up most time), "driver IRQL not less or equal"
Many thanks

A:Blue screen at start up, wont start at all


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I posted this in the hardware section because i know its gotta be hardware related. On one of my older computers, which is a HP(bought in 2002), wont start at all. Not even the Compaq logo will display, which means BIOS wont start either. so i cant boot at all, or operate the computer in anyway. This happened right after i installed a gig of RAM, i was upgrading from 512 mb to 1 gig, they were 2 different cards, 512 each, and both had 189 pins. I installed them, booted up and nothing.

I really dint think there is a solution for this though, because after that, i put the 512 RAM back in and it still didnt work. Im thinking the motherboard was fried, by static electricity maybe. if thats the case than ill just get a new computer. which leads me to my next question.
How do i access my Harddrive? I have a lot of valuable data on there and an expensive music collection, as well as a bounch of backed up movies.
Any help is really appreciated guys, thanks in advance.

A:computer wont start, not even BIOS will start

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Hello there. I'm using Vista Home Premium, service pack 2, 64 bit. I noticed the issue after a recent update, but I'm not sure it's related to that.
I may need advice on how to track down a program that's starting Outlook: Outlook 2007 has started running automatically on log in, minimized in the start tray.
I can't find an entry for Outlook or "mail" in any of the following:
All Programs > Startup (this is completely empty)
msconfig > Startup (no entry for Outlook, enable or disabled)
msconfig > Services
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices]
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce]
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit]
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices]
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce]
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]
Task Scheduler
I'm running AVG, unable to find anything regarding starting Outlook there. I have run Hijackthis and WinPatrol and can only find a single entry for ... Read more

A:Outlook 2007 opening on start-up - can't find start-up entry for it.

Hello and Welcome,
You have pretty much covered all the startup locations. One additional place to look would be Task Scheduler. Look at the scheduler in all of your accounts.
Click the globe and in the search box type Task Scheduler. Look for any reference to Office or Outlook.

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This COMPAQ PRESSARIO SR1000Z did not come with a restart disk-Is there some solution?


A:Solved: Pc wont start

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After 2 years of use my daughter's cd writer stopped working. Device manager says it can't start the drivers code 39.
I can't find new drivers for it on line. I have uninstalled and reinstalled numerus times.
Using windows XP in a dell computer.
the cd burner is listed as HL-DT-ST CD-RWGCE-8160B
DRIVER SAYS IT IS "STANDARD CD DRIVER BY MS 5.1.2535.0 issued 7/01/01.
I have updated and rerun the fire wall and virus scanner. Thanks Wally

A:Solved: cd rw wont start

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hi there,
iam writing this on behalf of someone whos pc wont switch on,

there pc switches on any time after they have press the button in at the front,
some time it takes up to 8 hrs to switch on some times 4 hrs,

i have been to look at the pc myself and worked out that its not the on button as i have used a spare and the same thing happens,

but what i did find is that if i unplug the speaker plug and 1 usb plug it switches on,
how strange is that,

iam sure there is a good reason for this,

thanks in advance t4lor.

A:Solved: pc wont start up

If the machine starts up right away with the USB device removed then the most likely problem is the USB device is interferring with the POWER OK (POWER GOOD) signal from the power supply.

If the machine still takes a long time to start up with the USB device removed, then the problem is either the POWER OK (POWER GOOD) signal from the power supply is defective, or there is a problem with the +5V circuitry on the motherboard.

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hey guys...im new here...thought id try here to solve this issue before taking in my computer to a tech.
So about 2 weeks ago i shut down my computer as i normally would...went to bed...got up, started it....windows did load...i logged in. But the picture would flicker, then icons began to not show, then come back and disappear randomly. It just progressed and became worse. Soon enough right after the Winows XP boot screen i get a black screen...then turns into a no signal, no input coming from my comp. Im not sure whats going on with it....ive tried to do a repair from my XP disc but i can't get it to boot to disc on start up.
Now i read someone on here changed a setting in my computer....he siad to go to my computer, right click it and go to properties, i changed to the boot to a NOEXCUTE...or something. There was the one it was set to...then another. I changed it to the other option i had. Now i get a message saying....
Windows could not start becuase of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

i cant even get into safe mode now....can i change it back some how?
can i get the repair help from my XP disc?

any help would be greatly appreciated!
im not a pro with this stuff so im not really sure what im doing or how to fix this

A:[SOLVED] XP wont start up! help :(

You might need to change the boot order from the BIOS. You can access the BIOS usually by hitting F8 during the boot sequence. You will need to find the boot order option and set it to the dvd drive first then the hard drive.

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I have a Preserio SR5130NX Desktop that turns on for 3 seconds and then shuts down. The only way to try and start it again is to unplug from power supply, re plug power supply and try again( with the same outcome). I have replaced the power supply but it does the same thing. Doing some research I hear that it may be the motherboard. Doe anyone have any ideas of what else it may be before giving up on this CPU.

A:Solved: PC wont start

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First off let me thank you all for this forum, it is excellent.

Short History: I recently had to replace my mobo, and since the old one was discontinued I had to upgrade. That process rendered my raid drives incompatible so I am basically starting from scratch with a whole new system. And so I also took the opportunity to upgrade from Win XP 64 to Windows 7 Ultimate 64.

Now I am going through the agonizing process of reinstalling all of my games and apps.

I have re-downloaded Civ 4 from my Direct-2-Drive account and ran the installer, no problems there. I then encountered problems with it not locating the msvcr71.dll and msvcp71.dll files.
I downloaded and purchased the registry booster 2010 software recommended by this site and it corrected those problems. (I dont mess with the registry myself, ever)

now when I try to launch the game i get the "application failed to start error: 0xc000007b" message.

I realize this indicates a hardware or driver conflict but I am not sure what, if anything, I can do about it.

After installing the new version of Win7 I made sure I updated my NVidia drivers, and my audio drivers before doing anything else. So I am sure that all my drivers are up to date, and my system is new and free of errors. I also downloaded and installed DirectX from the microsoft website, so I am certain that is up to date as well.

My question is: Is there any way to fix this problem? Civ 4 is one of my favorite games and I am saddened that it refuses t... Read more

A:Solved: Civ 4 wont start

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My dad has HP a350n and we tried to turn it on this morning and it wont boot. I took the front cover off to see if there was just an issue with the button that boots the PC and it still didnt turn on. I tried connecting it directly to the power and not via the powerstrip to no avail. Specs: Pentium 4 / 2.80 GHz
800 MHz front side bus
HyperThreading Technology
2x 256mb PC 2700 Ram
160Gb Harddrive
ASUS P4SD-LA Motherboard.

A green light is flashing on the back of the power supply so maybe that means something, but I cant figure out what that might be.

A:Solved: PC Wont Start

The 1st place to start is testing the power supply. If you don't have a power supply tester you can test the voltage at the pins with a multimeter. If you don't have a multimeter the best thing to do is take the tower into a local repairer and have the power supply tested.

If the power supply tests bad, you can jump a known good power supply to the board and see if the problem is more than just the power supply. If you are lucky, the problem will just be a bad power supply.

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Hi All

My niece brought her PC down to my house because she couldnt get World of Warcraft to play. She was getting the error that a suitable display device could not be found.

I found that her video card was showing a ? in the device driver. No one had a clue what video card she had and she didnt have the start up discs, driver discs or windows disc that came with the PC.

I opened it up to find a ATI Radeon card. After going to the Dell support website I found that it could be a 2400 or 2600 model. I downloaded the drivers for the 2600 and installed them. Rebooted the PC, started up World of Warcraft and all went fine.

She had no virus protection on the PC and no firewall. I downloaded Adaware and Avast Home!. Then rebooted the PC. Still no problems. I started a thorough scan with Avast and went downstairs to watch a movie figureing it would take awhile. When I came back up to check on the progress, the desktop was only showing her desktop picture, no icons, nothing else. I had to shut down the power because the PC wouldnt reboot any other way. When it tried to reboot, I can hear the fans spin, see the blue power light flicker... then it goes to yellow/orange light and shuts down before the start up screen even begins.
Then the light goes out. A second or two later, the fans spin, the power light comes on again blue... then orange and goes out. The third time, all on its own, it comes up blue, I hear one short beep and it stays on blue. But nothing ever appears on the scr... Read more

A:Solved: PC wont start

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Today i started up my pc normally and when it loaded the internet hadnt connected, so i checked device manager and the wireless adapter had a Code 10 error, so I decided to restart my pc. However when trying to restart it it now just freezes on the windows loading screen that has the little blue bar moving from left to right.

I have tried loading it using Last Known Good Config and just Start Windows Normally and both come to the same result. I can get into safe mode but not safe mode with networking as it just doesnt load. I use windows XP and the only thing that I have done differently on my pc lately was to remove some malware, in which I followed the instructions given to me on here, but my pc has worked since then.

I would like to avoid formatting my pc if possible as there are files on it that I would like to keep. Any help is greatly appreciated, cheers.

A:Solved: PC wont start

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when i turn my computer on it starts but before anything happens it does a restart and then comes up with a load of options all starting with safe mode. when i click on any of the options it restarts again but still comes back to the same screen. any ideas how i can get out off this loop.

A:Solved: pc wont start

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I had something go wrong now Windows blue screens and reboots before I can read blue screen(even in safe mode)!
I tried a repair with instructions I found here and it still does the same thing!

A:Solved: HELP!! xp PRO wont start!!

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we have windows xp on an 80gb hardrive in a dell desktop. we are able to get past the user sign on screen and the welcome to windows screen. after that we get a blank blue screen and an occasional hour glass but can go no further. occasionally an AntiVir window pops up stating I have a virus . ( which if you need the name of the virus i will have to check let me know) I put the drive in a different computer as a slave and even though it is recognized in the bios screen I cannot access it in My Computer(it doesnt show up at all) I put the drive in a windows ME computer and put a bootdisk in,,,,,, I ran fdisk and got the following ....

partition 1 non dos 47 mbytes 0% usage
partition 2 A NTFS 72646 mbytes 95% usage
partition 3 cp/m 3585mbytes 5% usage

should that "A" designation scare me? if so whats it mean and is there a fix? we mainly want to recover mp3 and Jpeg images off this drive and after that could do a format reinstall.

thank you , Paul

A:Solved: windows xp wont start

Put the drive back into the computer. Refer to my post HERE for the Microsoft Diagnostics Tool. Its an excellent tool for solving problems and backing up your data.

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hi all, hope you can help me here.

my pc is as follows:-

hp pavillion t340.uk
intel pentium 4 2.6mhz
512mb standard ram
16x dvd rw
dvd rom
80gb hard drive
128mb ati radeon graphics card
realtek '97 AC onboard

until yesterday my pc was running perfectly, however today windows wont boot.
when i turn the pc on the usual hp startup screen will appear but then it will go to a page where it says your pc did not start properly/ there was a power interupion.
it also gives me the options of starting windows normally, start in safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, safe mode with networking or last known good configuration.

whichever one i choose the computer reboots all over again and comes back to the same screen.

i have even pressed f10 at startup to go into system recovery (i have a recovery partition on the hard drive). the recovery starts up but then hangs on the blue screen but without the text which gives me the options (screen is blank)

i have tried unplugging as much hardware as possible, dvd drives, floppy, card readers, mouse, keyboard, printer but to no avail. i think it might not be a psu problem.

do you think this is virus activity?

i can access bios and temps appear to be fine

A:Solved: windows wont start

Have you run the chkdsk /f in safe mode?


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My computer has stopped working today. It gets to the screen where it starts loading windows xp, the loading bar works for a few seconds then it flashes a blue screen and restarts. It wont start in safe mode either, it goes to a screen where it loads all the drivers the the computer restarts again. I tried changing my boot priority to cdrom and starting up with my windows cd but that wont work either. It comes up disc boot failure insert system disc and press enter.

I have no idea where the problem lies, if its software or hardware. Can anyone help?


A:[SOLVED] Computer wont start up

I got hold of a second computer to swap bits over and that helped. I swapped the drive (there is only 1) into another PC and it started up with the same problem so it must be a software problem or the drive is rubber ducked. Putting a new hard drive into my computer still had the same problem when I booted up with my windows cd, disc boot failure insert system disc and press enter...

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Having some POST problems here. I have read through the forums and have done what a lot have suggested. I have unplugged everything and started it to no avail. I have moved the jumper to 2 3 and then back again. I have taken everything but the essentials out of the computer and tried that way. I would think that its the PSU, Mobo, or CPU. But i dont know if it could be anything else? I had a friend check the RAM and they are all fine. I dont have a the device to check the PSU but ill do that at best buy. Any suggestions before I go spend money to buy a new mobo or cpu? Thanks!

Edit: Here are my specs incase anyone needs them.
GeForce 8600 GT
LG Flatron Widescreen monitor
Intel Desktop Board DP35DP
Intel Core 2 Duo Pro
Windows XP Pro w/SP 3
3 Gig Ram Crosair

A:Solved: Computer wont start

When you say POST problems please elaberate. Do you mean it wont POST, it Fails POST? It won't go past post? It wont power up at all?

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Hi all,

As the topic states, I am unable to start my Firefox browser. When I click on the icon, there is the loading circle thing on the cursor for 1 second then it disappears and nothing happens.

Restarted the computer numerous times. No luck. Checked task manager too. No firefox.exe

Anyone can help? Because I have a ton of bookmarks I do not want to lose in case an uninstall is my only option...

A:Solved: Firefox wont start

Try using Firefox Safe mode (which is different from the Windows Safe mode) to see whether an add on or something of the sort is responsible.

If that doesn't work you could install another browser that offers to import your firefox bookmarks when installed. After rescuing your bookmarks a reinstall should hopefully fix Firefox, and if you do happen to lose your bookmarks they can be quickly restored.

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i have the cd in the drive and i go to start the game and a message saying "A required security module can not be activated. This program can not be executed." comes up.. what does this mean?

A:Solved: stronghold 2 wont start

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First build here, so probably a stupid question.

Every thing is connected hopefully correctly except the case leds to the mother board which is a gigabyte p35c-ds3r. The case leds are speaker, hdd led, reset sw, power sw and power led.

I did have these in but when I powered on I got absolutley nuttin... so would that have been because these were in wrong? Presumably or should that be hopefully the psu and cpu etc are all ok being new.

Im not sure what goes where, any ideas.

other specs are PSU antec true power trio tp3-550
cpu - intel core 2 duo e6750
asus 8800 gs grapics

thanks if you can help

A:Solved: new build wont start

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Hey all!

I have a huge problem, almost a life/death situation, with my computer. The damn thing wont start. I click he power button and it goes up to the "Intel Inside" picture, but that's it. It stops there. This is my fault 'cuz I did something stupid, and have no idea how to fix it.
Okay; starting at the beginning. I bought Blitzkrieg 2 a month ago, since I was a huge fan of the original. I love the game and I played it every day for at LEAST one or two hours straight. However, a few days ago I made the mistake of placing it in my laptop's bag, which I take with me to school every day. Thing is... it got stolen, and I have no idea who did it. So I figure, I'm screwed. I can not afford a new game, because every single cent is going to both my GF's surgery and getting her from America and back to Iceland.

So this is where I got stupid. I figured, I'd crack the game. No harm done, since I paid for it, right? Well, wrong, I guess. To make a long story short, I got a program called StarForce Nightmare, which was supposed to do the trick. In my ignorance, I run it and click 'Disable Channel 1' or something like that. It says it's doing something... and voila. Blue screen of death, that says something about hardware problems and that it's doing a data dump. I panic and turn the computer off.

And this brings us here.

This is really crappy. I mean, I've learnt my lesson; it's better to not play the game at ... Read more

A:Solved: Computer Wont Start

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Hey guys,

I guess this is a simple question for you, but I dont know the answer

I have a DOS game that I didnt play for years, I thought it would be fun to play it again, its called SKYROADS, it is a DOS game, when I try to run it on my XP it says "The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications"

Any idea?

Thank you in advance!

A:Solved: DOS game wont start on XP ?

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