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Windows XP won't load passed the load screen...

Q: Windows XP won't load passed the load screen...

This just started happening last night. Earlier that day I bought a 160gb seagate external HD at Fry's for 50 bux and was moving tons a files over to it (for about 3 hours). At one point I cancelled uploading and rebooted fine, but later that night my girlfriend did the same thing and rebooted and XP will not load... not in safe mode. I didn't install anything with the external HD as it was Plug n Play and I didn't install any new programs yesterday either...

I don't have a Win XP CD either (or boot disk). I guess my first action will need to be to buy Win XP and try a system recovery?

Is there any way to find out what is stopping it from loading?

I also switched the memory sticks with some other memory and that did nothing...

I'm at a loss :l

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A: Windows XP won't load passed the load screen...

ap f8 when booting and from the options try
last known good configuration
if that's no good boot into the recovery console and try

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ok i have a dell laptop and im running on windows xp. ive had this problem for a while but never have time to do anything about it. what it does is itll turn on get to xp loading then itll all go black and wont get any further. and i learned if i just leave it alone for a few days itll let me in all the way. so what should i do about this? or what can i do? id just like to know if i need to save up to get it fixed or buy a new one.

A:Laptop Cant Get Passed The Windows Xp Load Screen

Sounds like the MBR is messed uphttp://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;314503You're going to need to buy/borrow an actual XP CD to run the fix, not Dell's recovery CDYou can try running their diagnostics application. I think you press the F10 key, not sure. You'll have to look it up

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Im having the same problem I was doing my Norton 360 Scan for the week and accidentally unplugged the computer while I was running the scan, twice, need help with blue screen 0x00000024, cant run chkdsk because it wont go past the windows loading screen, I do not have disc but I am almost sure there is recovery options. Please Help...

A:0x00000024 Will not load passed the windows loading screen.

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I am having a problem starting my computer. When i turn it on it it comes up as a black screen with white letters. It shows the Ram and ide channels and whats on them. then goes to another screen just like that but changes too fast to read. After that it will go to the XP load screen for about 2 minuts then reboots itself and does this over and over. I can get to BIOS but not sure if anything there will help. It will not start in safe mode, safe mode and last known good config. will do nothing.
I've check all of my new hard ware (wireless adapter and dvd drive) but did not help. checked and double checked all wires inside and out.
I do not have an XP disk of any kind.
Any ideas or info would be a great help.

A:Can't get passed XP load screen

Try to in safe mode and select last good configuration.

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Help please - first post
M/c starts with a nice blue screen with left and right icons and mouse cursor all operatig .It will go no further.
when this first occured it went into Repair mode twice - said it could not fix and pointed to System32 Drivers\WDF01000.sys.Subsequent use of Repair now shows no
Booting to Repair from my installation Disk reports eveything as OK.Moved to Restore point - section shows only one point of todays date -which apparantly was made before an automatic update - ran OK.
I have run SFC\scannow but cannot interpret it. - sent to rapiddatashare -lost the ref No. for the moment.
Is this the correct forum? Any help would be appreciated

A:W7(Pro) will not load passed opening screen

Can you boot in Safe Mode?

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I attempted to download a program for school and some other programs that I didn't agree to began downloading, and it wouldn't let me stop it, so I turned the computer off. I went to turn it back on immediately and now it will not load anything passed the login screen. I can login, and the screen will change, but it is a black screen with only the mouse appearing. I've tried the hard start method and tried pressing the windows button + r and neither of these worked.

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Hey guys,
I need some help as I don't really know what happened.

My SONY VAIO laptop ran out of battery power while the screen was open (I was not around so this is my guess) and now it will not load passed the 'windows loading' screen in Windows Vista, the green progress/loading bar scrolls across the screen for a while then it just goes to black screen!

My initial thought was to try the Windows CD Setup/Repair tool. And at worst I thought I would have to reformat. I put the CD in, it asks me to press any key to boot from cd, I do this, and then it says LOADING WINDOWS FILES, the progrsss bar goes to full and then same thing, black screen. I tried the windows 7 CD and it will eventually display a cursor on the black screen but not load anything passed that. I've left it on for several days hoping it would fix itself but the HD light on the front just flickers every two seconds.

I can get into my BIOS and I can run a memory test which comes back fine

So, is this hard drive toast??
Is there any way to recover this hard drive by freezing it or something I need the files that were on it.


A:Laptop Won't Load Passed Welcome Screen (Power related?)

Use ubuntu to back up as much as you can to an external drive

Read the instructions on how to burn an .iso image.

Then once everything that you need is backed up, then we can work on seeing what is wrong with the computer

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I recently found that my computer was infected by a number of viruses. It automatically shut down on its own so I restarted the computer and did a full system scan using the latest version of avg anti virus. After completing this I restarted the PC and found that I could not log on to any user account. It would allow me to click the username, then begin to load, but would only load the background. It would not allow me to go any further. I then rebooted and then found that the PC would not load any further than the windows XP screen at system startup - but I could log in under safe mode. Apart from all this I am trying to copy some pictures to a CD rom before attempting to restore the whole operating system. But the my computer icon isnt the usual "computer" icon, it is a white file looking icon, and when trying to copy and paste the pictures to the CD rom drive it displays the message Can not copy "filename": the requested resource is in use. Can anyone shed some light here as i am completely baffled by all this. My main worry is the computer not loading past the windows xp load screen at system start up! What can I do?

A:Cant load passed windows XP

tap f8 when booting and from the options try
last known good configuration

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Okay, so here's the deal. I had Windows Service Pack 2. Everything was just lovely, then I decided to FINALLY upgrade to Service Pack 3 because some high end Adobe products I was installing suggested it for better compatibility. Aiesh, so I took the plunge and tried to upgrade to Windows Service Pack 3. I was smart because of all the horror stories though and did a full backup up all my data including system state, etc. I set a system restore point, the whole nine yards. I upgraded with no problems but when the computer restarted it do so, got past POST, and the windows boot or load screen popped up with the loading bar. . . but windows never loaded! A lot of people report having problems where it get's past the windows load screen and just keeps cycle rebooting. Or it'll load to the user selection screen/welcome screen. This is not me, I am simply stuck at the windows load screen. (Picture below for reference)

So, I booted into safe mode with networking, searched for help EVERYWHERE and couldn't find any. -=/ By the way, I could boot into safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, and safe mode with networking. So I used my system restore point that had made before the SP3 upgrade and now I am typing to you from the comfort of my Service Pack 2. But this ticks me off because I want SP3 on my system for the sake of those Adobe programs and just because I can't get the dern thing on there it bugs me. Does anyone have a suggestion for me as to WHAT is stopping me from have ... Read more

A:Installed Windows Service Pack 3 Now Windows won't load past Windows Boot Load Screen

Hi sirdanceal0t,
I had a similar problem when Windows XP SP3 was released it was only designed for Intel processors, so if you have a AMD processor it will cause your system not to load, if you are running a AMD processor if i were you try and get back to the System Restore Point or if that fails reimage your pc and just before installing SP3 looks for the patch/fix for your processor model, then install SP3 and it should all be fine.

On the other hand if you have a Intel processor i woulldn't know what to advise.


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My son is playing runescape on the web and gets this error.

System in running Windows XP SP2

any ideas? Goggle searches seem to indicate that a 16 bit program may be having issues with Xp but nothing I can place my fnger on to fix.

Any help appreciated


A:Win16 subsystem load failure cannot load critical screen resources from wow32.dll

Look at this link, scroll down to Correcting the WOW32.DLL Application Error in Windows XP

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Computer just turned off automatically today and it will not load past the begining load screen with the Alien Head load screen where you can press f2 and enter setup or f12 to boot options. I cannot load safe mode or remove the battery as it does not have any place to access it.
Windows 7. Alienware m14x.

A:Alienware Laptop wont load past Alien Head Load Screen

Any fans running, any post beeps? Your laptop does not have a CMOS battery. Try removing the chargeable battery and power adapter. Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Plug in just the power adapter and try powering up the machine again.

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Laptop is a Samsung R510 running Vista.
When it is switched on, it gets stuck on the Samsung BIOS load screen. The F2 (Setup) and F4 (Recovery) buttons don't work unless they are pressed straight away. But when they are pressed it says 'Please Wait', but nothing happens.
I have changed the CMOS battery, but it hasn't helped.

I have also taken the hard drive out and turned it on, still the same.  Each RAM stick has been tried on its own, and it is still the same.
Can anyone help?

A:Laptop Stuck On BIOS Load Screen/Won't Load Vista

Have you tried booting into Safe Mode?
Start tapping the F8 key immediately after pressing the power button.

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I have HP Envy 17.3 m7-n109dx, windows 10 64-bit I got the windows blue screen, then when the windows attempted to restart a black scrren showed up, and windows did not boot. I tried several things, but nothing worked. Here is a list of what I have tried: 1. I did a hard reset. 2. I made sure the batery and the AC adaptor are not the problem. 3. I tried pressing the ESC seveal times after powering the device, but nothing happened (to load the safe mode). 4. I tried to restore the bios by pressing the windows and B keys, and then pressing and then releasing the power botton, and continue to press the other two keys. When I do that, I can see the hard drive light comes on for a few seconds, then the screen lights, but it stays blank. I contine to press the two keys for 1-2 minutes, but nothing shows on the screen. Then when I release the windows and the B keys, the screen goes dark, and the power buttoon continues to light. The power goes off if I press the power button for several seconds. I tired this several times. 5. I tried step 4, but with a USB drive. The same happened. 6. I tried pressing the power button, then the  F2 key (several times). The screen continued to be black. 7. I tried the pressing the windows key + P. Nothing happened. 8. I tried to run HP Hardware Diagnostics (UEFI) from a USB, but the screen remaind black. 9. I tried to load the safe mode from a USB, but the screen remained black. If there is ... Read more

A:Black screen, BIOS does not load, Diagnostics does not load

It sounds like some sort of hardware failure, possibly hard drive. You have a 1 yr warranty with HP. Scroll down on the page here to start a request for service. You will be given your contact options:https://support.hp.com/us-en/contact-hp/product/HP-ENVY-m7-n100-Notebook-PC-(Touch)/9365082/model/93...

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ok this is gonna be a bit long but i want the details there. the issue pc is my old pc. it has windows 7 its an asus msn-la motherboard i cloned this drive and used it in my new pc. after a few months my new pc's drive died and i took the old drive from the issue pc(witch was not giving issues at this time) and stuck it into my new pc until my replacement drive came. when i got the replacement drive i cloned the drive again onto the replacement drive and then put the new drive in the new pc had no issues there. put the old drive back into the issue pc (this is when issues started) the pc booted up to the windows desktop loading screen fast but once it got there it sat there for like 5 min before loading into windows. once it loaded into windows it was un usable for around 10 min while it loaded background stuff. once it finally loads into windows if i try to open anything its still responding extremely slow. is there anything i could do to fix this or is this going to me a re install only situation? i did try to use a windows 7 disk to do a startup repair but it claimed i couldn't do it because i dident install from that disk.

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ok put a new MOBO in my area 51 m7700 to fix a not booting problem the occured from a suspecting power surge while i as deployed overseas...problem was fixed...some what. now it POST and everything but when it get to the XP load screen with the blue bar that bounces back and forth it shuts down. i try to re boot it gives the normal xp not shut down normal and the normal 6 choices i try to boot in any option(even safe mode) it repeats the problem. swapped HD, MEM, CMOS bat. when using the respawn kit(norton ghost of HD at date of shipment of CPU) i got with the cpu it will reload xp but doesn't fix the problem if i try and load a fresh copy of xp it won't even get pas tthe first portaion or the install before it shuts down.

cpu specs

pro intel p4 3.0
1024 ram
gforcego 6800 256 graphis
dual hd i 60g and i 80g non raid(prolem even exsist in RAID 1 or 0)

i am suspecting a corrupt file load somewhere in the thread but the guy fixing it suspects hardware. Help please this problemhas got me a witts end

A:Alienware won't load past XP load screen

Pay more attention to your typing...

Your going to have to strip down the system to bare minimum hardware. Set the bios to failsafe defaults, use on-board video if you have it. Remove any USB devices and any add-in PCI cards like a NIC, sound card and use only 1 stick of RAM for the Windows fresh install

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it kept doing check disk on start up but got that to stop now it keeps freezing on load wont go any where but if I log on to another admin account on the cmp its fine. Its just when I go into my main admin it refuses to do any thing and I ran registry booster and it gave me tons of errors how do I fix these.

A:freezing on load if it does load it gives me a blue screen

Hello and welcome to the forum.

First if you can I need you to run a full updated scan using you Anti-Virus..

Next if you do not have malwarebytes, then please download it and run a full scan, here is the link and you can download the free version.


When you get the results back please let us know

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new to this and not to good on the technical jargon..

basically i used to be able to load websites up then they stopped loading now and again and now they dont load at all.\
for eg: ebay i can go to the website search it all but click on the sign in and it just wont load.
there are other web pages which just wont load at all and just get the load thing and a blank screen.. and then time out.

ive done the AVG thing, spybot search and destroy, spyblaster.. and reset my router but stil nothing!!!

using windows xp and IE8

A:Can't load websites, or can load main page but then links don't load

How are you connected to the internet?

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Windows Xp Doesnt Wanna Load, I Gotta Restart To Make It To Load

Before the repair it didnt wanna load at all - also I have some hard drive issues ( that got cut off and came our weird , sorry)


OK, Im gonna explain what happened step by step cause Im not sure whats important. I dont understand very much about this stuff. I hope someone more expirienced then me will help me out.

Im using windows xp proffessional version.

OK It first happened while I was surfing online, I was surfing on sites that I can say are pretty much safe, but at the same time I was running either AVG 7.5 antivurus or their AVG antispyware 7.5 (not sure which one of the two) . At some point when the scanning was on my E hard drive ( windows is on my C hard drive ) the computer froze and naturally I restarted. But windows didnt wanna start after the restart, it kept giving these messeges: windows didnt shut down properly and it asked me to choose to start it in safe or normal or etc.. mode.

I tried every type of start mode, it didnt work. Windows wouldnt load and u know that line where windows loads would move a while and then stop.....no responce no nothing. So I tried restaring several times. Same thing, widnows didnt start properly last time, choose a mode...after I choose it loaded for a while but then stopped!

So I took it to the repair, the re-installed my windows. Now when I wanna start it, it runs properly doesnt ask me to choose, windows ... Read more

A:Windows Xp Doesnt Wanna Load, I Gotta Restart To Make It To Load

Are you able to boot in safe mode? It seems like you might have a conflict with the program wanting to run at start up..
My first suggestion is to boot safe mode, then remove your AV.. See if that helps..
Also, do you have more than one anti-virus program installed?

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I dont know if this is posted in the right area but I'm so desperate to get my laptop working its unreal.
First it started off with my laptop crashing, I had totally forgot it needed to do a windows update and turned off my laptop in hopes that it would work properly.
After that my laptop has not been working. The machine turns on and gives me two options. Start windows normally or do a repair. Upon starting windows normally, it loads so far before sending me back to the two options of start windows normally or repair. On the second time I clicked repair. My laptop then goes so far before presenting me with a blue screen that is usually the screen where my accounts are. The cursor still moves but it loads no further even after leaving it an hour. I decided to make a repair disk, hoping that the problem was because of windows. the disk loads, gives me a choice on the keyboard language then does nothing. I honestly have no idea what to do, I want to keep all the files safe on my computer as I havent backed them up and I have worked so hard on the projects. someone please help

A:windows 7 refuses to load and system repair wont load

Do a hardware/software reset with your BIOS:Shut down and turn off the computer.
Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector (then remove the battery if it is a laptop).
"Remove the computer from any port replicator or docking station, disconnect
cables to printers or devices such as external monitors, USB memory sticks or SD cards, headset or external speakers, mouse or auxiliary keyboard, turn off WIFI and Bluetooth wireless devices." (Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC series - HP Customer Care (United States - English))
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds. This closes the circuit and ensures all
power from components is drained to clear the software connections between the BIOS
and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.
(If it is a laptop, plug the battery back into the laptop and then) Plug the computer back into the wall. Do not reconnect any unnecessary peripherals; monitor, keyboard,
and mouse should suffice and be the only peripherals reconnected.
Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware

After doing those steps, clear your CMOS by entering the BIOS (see your system manual for steps to enter the BIOS), going to the EXIT screen, and loading setup/optimized defaults.

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as per title what i have tried is checking the installation media is good which it is checked it on another rig running windows 10. okay so what happens is it will go through the normal boot up procedure my rig that is, bios will post normally and then i get the windows 10 logo screen. u know where the little windows circly thing will go around and at about the 7th time the litlte circly thing goes around my screen will freeze same goes with the installation media which i am running on a usb, so i am stumped because i cant even load from the usb to try and repair my computer. any help willl be great.
I am currently in the process of trying to install windows 7 and see if that will help.

A:windows wil not load nor will it load with installiation media

okay well it did the same thing with windows 7 install. it will go through the loading windows files and then the little windows logo will pop up u know the little R,G,B,Y flag which pulsates and on about the fifth pulsate it will freeze.

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Keeps on loading the HP sign. Then turns off the laptop, then turns back on to the hp sign. Non-Stop.. I can load up the startup menu but when I press f11 for system recovery. The hp sign appears then turns off. Then repeats.

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I have been having this problem since a week or so. Broni has helped me in malware forum to rule out malware as responsible. My machine is clean and I was refered here for further help.

Here is my problem:

At boot-time, I see windows XP load screen with the progress bar, the progress bar advances to the end and then, the screen turns pitch black and all is see is an arrow cursor I can move around. I thought until yesterday that this was a permanent freeze-up, but if I wait, say, 6 minutes, the black screen disappears and windows then starts normally.

Last week, problem was intermittent, it now happens all the time.

Windows boot-up was fine before.

Please help me.

A:Windows load screen at boot, looong black screen, then normal startup

I had this tons of times with my old XP PC. It is normal if you have a lot of files on the HDD and you have little RAM. How much RAM do you have? What is the capacity of the HDD? And do you have the Windows XP disc? Would you be willing to upgrade the RAM and/or the OS if we must resort to that? Or would you rather just buy a new PC?

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Whenever the Windows loadscreen passes the screen goes black and I can move a cursor around the screen.
I have had this happen before and fixed it with bootrec.exe but I can't seem to get that to work this time...
Startup repair says it cannot help - Safe mode has the exact same black screen problem.
I have done chkdsk and sfc scannow - Didn't fix it.
When I boot into Kaspersky Rescue from a USB drive it mentions that I need to shut down windows properly before continuing. I would like to do this but I can't.
I have tried changing the active partition on information in some of these other threads - It didn't seem to work.
All disks are healthy according to the DISKPART and Partition Wizard. I have done the HP hardware diagnostic scans and everything comes up fine.

I see that a lot of the advice on the threads is to do a fresh install - Is it really broken beyond repair at this point?

Does anyone have any other ways I can try and fix this problem?

A:Black screen w/cursor after Windows load screen - Nothing fixes it

Hello saturnn and welcome to Seven Forums.

One of the Forum experts prepared this troubleshooting guide for Windows 7 failure to boot issues. Even though you've tried several of the suggested fixes I'd still go through the tutorial and try the steps in the order listed.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Hey everyone I should let you know that I am not entirely sure this is a hardware issue but I'll ask here. Since I got my desktop made I keep getting a grey and black flashing screen after the windows loads to my login screen. I have gotten a replacement gpu as I expected this as the issue. I have tried multiple full factory resets, different monitors and cords to see if that was the issue but nothing works. I have uninstalled my gpu, monitor, and CPU, updated everything too(sorry this is so long). The only solution I have found is putting it to sleep and waking it up temporarily fixes it. The problem only occurs after i shut my computer down and and start it up for the first time. I have had this problem for over a year and i am desperate for any help would be greatly appreciated thank you.


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 8175 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (887 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASRock, 980DE3/U3S3
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

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I can't seem to get Windows 7 SP1 to load a driver for an HP printer that is on my home network. My laptop sees it but won't let me make it the default printer or load a driver so that I can link to it wirelessly. I restored my laptop back to windows 7
because Windows 10 was moving too slow. I only have 4gigs of memory, and windows 10 probably runs better with 8gigs of memory.

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when i turn my computer on it says to hit F1 to continue or F2 and when i type F1 it just beeps and will not let me do it. i push F2 move something, move it back, save and then i hit F12 and finally after 800 times i get it to finally boot windows xp home sp2 for awhile then dumps me again. any ideas or suggestions would be great. my computer has been starting to act real funny by not allowing me to access things saying i dont have permission to do it. its getting real squirly. thanx in advance for any help.

A:During Reboot My Windows Xp Will Not Load Tries To Load My Old Me

Hi, did you set up XP on another hard drive to ME? If so you will need to go into your bios and set the hard drive XP is on to the top.

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i recently had to reinstall my windows xp due to file corruption and now when i start my laptop after the dell loading screen which finishes in a second or two a black screen with a loading bar at the bottom apears which takes 5-7 minutes to complete after its completion the windows loading screen appears and then the logging window appears and after logging in windows start normally. PLZ help me if you know about this and tell me how to get rid of this black loading screen if possible.

A:a black screen loads before the windows load screen

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I did a clean install of Windows 8.1 today since Windows 10 has been causing a lot of trouble on my computer. I won't get into that here, since I'm totally fine with Windows 8.1 anyway. However, I'm unable to load Windows. Everything worked perfectly after the installation, but after restarting the computer, it won't let me get to the login screen. Instead, it displays the typical logo (Not the Windows logo, but the startup logo) followed by a blue screen which stays there until the computer is turned off. It's not your typical BSOD, though - it's a completely blue screen with the same hue as the Windows 8 media creation tool uses, and I can even move my mouse around. It's as if it's stuck in the installation mode or something (though I'm no expert). On the other hand, I'm fairly sure it's correctly installed. I followed a thorough step-by-step guide as I went through the installation process, made sure that everything was done correctly, and even double-checked after installing Windows. My only guess is that the problem could be in the BIOS Settings (which are, however, set to default), but I'd rather not change anything there by myself. Anyhow, I'm sure the problem could also be somewhere else since my knowledge in this area is very limited.
EDIT: I tried various troubleshooting tools from the Windows 8 installation media to no avail, including commands "Chkdsk C: /r" and "Sfc /Scannow /OFFBOOTDIR=C:\ /OFFWINDIR=C:\Windows" in the co... Read more

A:Blue screen when trying to load Windows 8.1

Please run sfc /scannow.  Do not add anything to this command, let it run normally.  To find sfc /scannow log open the Command Prompt, copy and paste the command below, then press Enter.copy %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log %userprofile%\Desktop\cbs.txtThis will place the log on your desktop.  Copy and paste the log at the host website I've suggested below.This log usually is very large, for this reason you should use a host website like Dropbox to post the log.  You can start a free 30 day trial.  Once you have loaded the log at Dropbox post a link to the website.

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asus cg5290.
asus Gene II mobo
9 gig of ddr3-1333
LG monitor on DVI, old viewsonic on vga via adapter

I can run startup repair and everything, but it won't go to the login screen. both monitors go into sleep mode. this is a desktop that is from about 2009. windows is the first OEM install. I don't have a real windows disc, but I may be able to burn one on my laptop. also won't work in safe mode.
startup repair ruturned a 0x0 for everything but the last, which took about 20 minutes to run.... also a 0x error, but I don't remember whice. was running just fine a week ago....

A:black screen after windows load

fixed itself after I unplugged my headset receiver... running an sfc check just in case...

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Everytime I try to start my computer, it will get to the log on page and try to load the user name but then it will keep flashing from black to log on screen and will never load it. It will only load when in Safe mode so I can't do everything I wish to do.

I tried Startup repair and it seemed like it was fixing it but then it still did it.
Then I tried to repair it again but it found no problems this time.
I even did the Memory Check Test and still nothing.

I don't know what to do.
Please Help.

A:Windows log on screen won't load just keeps flashing

Yamik, try booting to Safe Mode and run System File Checker as follows:

How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker

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Hello Everyone,
Usually i never ask for help but Now, im about to trought that PC away!!!

After Windows XP Logging Screen you get a black screen for 2-3 sec then its the Welcome screen of XP loading Right?

Well The PC stick there, and wont Move, Safe mode itself doent work

i tought at first it was a Component issue, i unplugged All CD rom floppy and extra HD, removed External video card, network card and sound card, then rebooted, NOTHING!!!

i tough it was maybe a power supply issue?, its running with a 430Watts so i took my monster power supply out, a 550 Watts, Still Not booting!!!

i reformated the PC, after putting and plugging everything back, without any prob, did all update and such, Did some benchmarking for 3 days and today, PC did same FREAKY thing

i need help!!!!!!!!!

Its a 1.6Ghz P4 on a intel D865GBF Motherboard
ATI RADEON 9200 126 Meg AGP
Dlink DFE-530TX RevC1 Networkcard
Creative Sound Blaster live 24 Bit
512meg DDR 400mhz Ram
160 Gig HD

A:Black Screen When Windows XP load


HD on its way out maybe ??, download the manufacturers test tool and test it.


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I have a problem with my laptop. Whenever I switch it on, it gets to the load screen (with the XP logo and blue status bar) and sticks there without moving on. I am able to access my computer in Safe Mode - elsewhere I've read that this can be due to a driver issue (though I haven't installed anything new recently), or that the computer simply needs defragging (which I'm doing at the moment) Does anyone have any ideas/solutions?

Cheers =) Any help is massively appreciated - I'd quite like to be able to use this computer for work!


A:Windows XP stopping on load screen

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I'm having a similar problem...except I'm limited in other ways.

It's my older brother's computer. He runs all his computers into the ground somehow...but I bought it off him before it was "too late".

Okay. I'm also getting stuck at the Windows XP Loading screen. My safemode doesn't work for whatever reason. I've reinstalled Windows trying to get it to work, but it stops on one of the drivers, sits there, and locks up. So I'm on the family computer typing this.

I DO have my Windows Professional CD, but there's nothing I can really do. I want reinstalling windows to be a LAST resort, since I had to do that like....not even 2 weeks ago...but the more I think about it, I don't really have much choice.

The only choice I see available in Windows XP Setup is Recovery. All that does is bring me to a command prompt screen. Choose which installation of Windows. Login. Then it just sits there as C:\Windows\ and I don't know what commands to use (out of the HELP list).

I did use FIXBOOT. I figured why not. Didn't really help.

I think what caused it is when I updated to Service Pack 2.
The reason I had to reinstall windows about 2 weeks ago is because I'd get black screened after the loading screen. Everything still worked, I just couldn't see anything. (On login screen if you hit TAB and then Enter it'll logon to the first user [after typing a password] and you'll hear the login sounds your... Read more

A:Windows Load Screen Stuck

Ken14Z said:

I'm having a similar problem...except I'm limited in other ways.

It's my older brother's computer. He runs all his computers into the ground somehow...but I bought it off him before it was "too late".

Okay. I'm also getting stuck at the Windows XP Loading screen. My safemode doesn't work for whatever reason. I've reinstalled Windows trying to get it to work, but it stops on one of the drivers, sits there, and locks up. So I'm on the family computer typing this.

I DO have my Windows Professional CD, but there's nothing I can really do. I want reinstalling windows to be a LAST resort, since I had to do that like....not even 2 weeks ago...but the more I think about it, I don't really have much choice.

The only choice I see available in Windows XP Setup is Recovery. All that does is bring me to a command prompt screen. Choose which installation of Windows. Login. Then it just sits there as C:\Windows\ and I don't know what commands to use (out of the HELP list).

I did use FIXBOOT. I figured why not. Didn't really help.

I think what caused it is when I updated to Service Pack 2.
The reason I had to reinstall windows about 2 weeks ago is because I'd get black screened after the loading screen. Everything still worked, I just couldn't see anything. (On login screen if you hit TAB and then Enter it'll logon to the first user [after typing a password] and you'll hear the log... Read more

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Hi, new to the forums so hopefully I can get some help. My computer recently was off when I came home and when I went to turn it back on, it went to the load screen and shut it self off. So I started it up again and this time loaded it in safe mode and it worked, so i restarted and it load fine. About 20 mins later it shut off again and the same load screen problem happen. I got frustrated enough to reformat my hard drive and after it was done it started loading again and shut off again. So any one know what is going on. i unplugged all the aftermarket stuff i had like Video card and wireless card. the only things running are my motherboard and my hard drive. Any help would be great. thanks

A:Windows load screen = shuts down

WELCOME to Tech Support Forums.

It sounds a lot like a CPU over-heating problem. CPU overheating causes a system to turn off immediately, with no error message, usually by default at 70?C.

Please check in the BIOS Setup Menu (continuously tap the DELETE key after pressing the ON button), for the "hardware monitor" section and note the temperature reported for the CPU.

If possible ...
Use something like Speedfan http://majorgeeks.com/SpeedFan_d337.html
to monitor the CPU temperature, and if you see temps in excess of 50?C, then you may have cause for concern, and if temps approach 70?C, then you have found the problem.

Other tools:
Everest: http://majorgeeks.com/download4181.html
Motherboard Monitor: http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=311

A quick way to test this is to download and run toast.exe http://majorgeeks.com/Toast_d867.html
This will run the CPU at 100%. If you can run this for 20 minutes without any problem, then your CPU cooling system is fine.

If the thermal paste contact between the CPU and the heatsink is broken, temps may appear to be "normal", under most conditions.
However, when the CPU is heavily utilised, the temps can spike upward sharply, causing the system to turn off.

Let us know what temperatures are reported while running toast.exe for 20 minutes.

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Boy, I am in a jam. I have a Dell Dimension 3000 with a pentium 4 processor that was running Windows XP. Made the mistake of fiddling around with it...added a 2nd hard drive and when I booted up the icons were huge and it would not allow me to change the resolution. Fooled with msconfig a little (forget what I did now) and when I turned on computer it shows the dell screen and the windows xp screen then just goes to a black screen. Nothing happens after that. Tried to boot up in safe mode and does the same thing. Thought I could repair by using the windows xp installation disk...hit R for repair but now it's asking for my admin password. There is no way I will remember it. Anyone have any ideas for how to fix this? I am stumped. Can not get past this black screen to a command prompt or anything!

Thanks so much for any suggestions...

A:windows will not load - black screen

If you don't know your admin password, I'm not sure there is much you can do.

If you have access to another computer, you could take out the main HDD and hook it up to the other computer to act as a slave drive so you can get any important files on there. Then hook it back up to the 'damaged' computer and completely wipe out the drive using DBAN and then reinstalling Windows.

(Simply click the colored link to be re-directed.)

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I have Windows XP Home Edition SP2. My computer specs are:
AMD Athlon T3200 Processor (2.2 ghz), 2 gb RAM, Nvidia 7000 Series video card with 512 mb onbard RAM/AGP interface. Hard drive is EIDE/ATA interface 164 GB.

About a week ago my hard drive started making clicking noises and freezing up. I determined that the hard was failing via a bad head.
So I purchased a new replacement hard drive. My intention was to ghost the old hard drive onto the new using Accronis. My PC is old as you can tell and the original hard drive was only a 164 gb. The new one is a 320. The old hard drive was holding up surprisingly well, the clicking and freezing had stopped. Then without a specific cause, I try to boot the PC and it freezes at the load screen. I imagine this may be a driver issue so I try to start in Safe Mode so I can to a scandisk or chkdsk. However, it only loads in safe mode to a certain degree then freezes there too. I never actually make it into Windows.

The bios and CMOS detect the drive and from the dos c:\ I can see whats on the drive, I just can't get there.

My bundle software is too old to load into my new hard drive. I say this because after I completely installed it, I was going through the set up process (setting up time, location, name of pc etc) and it gets so far then just hangs forever. So I can't even bit the bullet and start from scratch.

So basically, I can't seem to repair to old hard drive so I can get the stuff I need from it to run the new ... Read more

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I have an HP Touch Smart and everything was ok until this morning. When the computer gets to the blue Windows 7 screen it just flickers and never loads. Tried it in safe mode and it does same thing but the flicker is much slower. Help! Thanks!

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I uninstalled my OLD nVidia drivers, so I could install my NEW radeon drivers, unfortunately when I did the reboot when I originally uninstalled nVidia's drivers, my login screen no longer works!

Using Windows XP Professional SP2

A:Grrr, Windows screen won't load

have you tried booting into safe mode to correct the drivers?

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Hello ,The issue I am having is on my wife’s laptop .I turn it on and the OS(which is now windows 10, kind of got forced into it) will not load I get some kind of memory error and the laptop will not start.I will restart it pressing shift+F8 to get into safe mode to do any kind of troubleshoot ,repair available or to see if it’s a virus and run anti-virus in safe mode .Safe mode does open but it requires an email to run any repair, troubleshoot or any other option to fix the issue .The problem is it’s an old @hotmail.com address which hotmail is now outlook and hotmail was dispersed .We tried everything we could to recover that Email but it is impossible to recover an Email that does not exist any more .We are at a loss at how to remedy this situation .Can you help

A:grey screen windows will not load

The @hotmail address' are still good (I have several of them that I still use regularly).  They just open in Outlook.com (even though the address is still @hotmail.com)
You can recover the password by following the instructions at the login screen (I did this a couple of months back for a customer).
If you can't recover the password, then you'll have to decide if you want to recover data off of the system.
Once the data recovery is done, you can reinstall Windows.
Let us know what version you had on the system originally - and if you have the product key.
Then we can discuss how you want to proceed.

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My desktop computer will not fully boot. It was working yesterday, but I'm unaware if anyone did anything that caused this (no one wants to admit to it either).


CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+
Motherboard: ALiveNF7G-FullHD R3.0 ( link)
OS: Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)

(This is what I can see from the POST.)

When I power on the computer, Windows starts loading and then the screen goes black. I can see the POST and can access the BIOS. After the POST, I get a blurb that tells me to choose one of the following:
Launch Startup Repair (recommended)
Start Windows Normally
No matter which option I choose, the screen goes black after the loading screens. Sometimes I get crazy colours all over the screen. It isn't a monitor problem (I tried three different ones). It could be graphics related but I don't know how I could solve it without access to Windows. Can I do anything in the BIOS? The same thing happens when I go into the F8 menu and select each option, except Directory Services Restore Mode. For this option, I get a message from my monitor like "Video Input Out of Range."

Interestingly enough, when I reseated the RAM, I got to the welcome screen (the one with the loading circle) before it got distorted. Though, I'm not able to replicate it all the time.

The screen also goes black when I'm booting from my Windows 7 disc. The same thing happens when I try to boot from an Ubuntu disc.

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A:Black Screen on Windows Load

Are you using the integrated graphics or dedicated card installed?

If using a dedicated graphics card try removing it and using the integrated.

Try removing the memory modules and booting with on at a time installed. (swapping between attempts)

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Hi! I've got this problem:

Last week, the screen started to blink, some strange lines appeared and everything froze. I had to turn the computer off and on again and everything worked fine. This happened a few times last week.

Now all of a sudden the computer won't start. When I turn on the computer, Windows XP logo with the loading bar shows up. But then (when the blue screen with user accounts should appear) the screen goes blank and some some strange deformations appear:

Only the safe-mode works. Strangely, after I went to safe-mode yesterday to make a copy of the most important files, I restarted the computer and Windows boot successfully and I thought everything was fine. Unfortunately now the blinking screen is back and the Windows do not load.

(It's an Asus laptop with Nvidia GeForce graphics card)

How can I solve this?

A:Windows won't load - blinking screen

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i had some antivirus software,i didnt like it so i deleted it and installed CA security centre.everything went fine and i restarted and good.Now i installed IE 7 which i already tried before but didnt work,so i just thought to try it once more.ok now i installed IE 7 and it asked me to restart and i did.now the problem is that it restarts and works fine until the Welcome Screen but when i click the user,it keeps on loading and loading,it doesnt go further.any help and suggestions are greatly appreciated.

A:windows xp welcome screen wont load

This could be several Problems,but to Start::

Boot into "Safe Mode" Prss F8 while booting usually.

Once in Safe Mode..Uninstall IE7 and/or Unistall-Re-Install Graphics Drivers

Do IE7 First then Re-Boot

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Windows 8 start screen is not loading? I am using task manager to open my computer and everything else. any advise?

A:windows 8 start screen does not load

Try a system restore.

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Short version
My computer sometimes gets slow and requires a restart (FireFox doesn't always shut down all the way, which is a pretty common problem), but when I restarted it this time for that reason, it wouldn't load. I get a choice between XP or recovery console and then a blank screen, safe mode also gets a blank screen after visibly loading drivers.

I tried restoring the MBR but that did not change anything.

Long version
My computer sometimes gets slow and requires a restart (FireFox doesn't always shut down all the way, which is a pretty common problem), but when I restarted it this time for that reason, it wouldn't load. I get a choice between XP or recovery console and then a blank screen, safe mode also gets a blank screen after visibly loading drivers.

I uninstalled some programs before last restart, including a codec which a software I was using said was required but still popped up the same dialog after installing the codec, however, the site I got it from was legitimate (though I don't have a link, it was obvioulsy legitimate and the codec even had a logo), I just don't know what a codec is so I probablay installed the wrong one and I don't know where it installed to to fill in the dialog prompt. Every software I uninstalled, however, was installed the day before. I did not install anything other then [email protected] S4 video editor, which is a program known not to be a virus.

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Hello, im having a problem with my pc where when ever it comes to the black screen with the windows xp loading with the blue bar moving side to side, it suddenly and always reboots itself and repeats the process over and over again at the xp loading screen.

Any suggestions as to what the problem could be and how to solve it would be greatfull .

A:PC reboots at Windows XP load screen

Here is the first thing I would try:

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I have recently upgraded to Windows 10 on my HP EliteBook 8440p notebook computer.  The problem that I'm having is a lot of times during boot, the Windows loading screen will show with the circle spinning around.  Then the screen goes black like it usually does on all computers, but then, it never comes back on.  The backlight will adjust and you can see the backlight is still on, but the screen stays blank.  Sometimes I can get a mouse cursor that can be moved around, but the screen will stay black.  I know there isn't a problem with the screen because it will come back up when the computer is rebooted and then get the blank screen again after the Windows loading screen again.  Multiple reboots will usually get it to come back on, and then when it is on, it works great and I don't have any issues while it is running.  Anyone else have this issue and find a way to fix it?

A:Windows 10 Blank Screen at Load

I have same issue. I would not recommend updating to Windows 10 on the HP 8440p Intel Core i5-520M if you have the Intel HD Graphics. There are issues with this graphics driver and Windows 10 (not supported for Windows 10 per Intel's site). Often the screen just loads to a black screen when booting up after the Windows 10 logo screen. I have been able to get around this sometimes by closing the lid and then reoppening it. If that doesn't work I've had to pull the battery and then power it back on. This is very annoying and I wouldn't recommend the update due to this. This same issue occurs on 2 different 8440p laptops with the most recent Intel HD grapics driver installed (tried older drivers with no improvement). I will probably roll back to Windows 7 64 bit.

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