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T400 boot hangs at ThinkPad splash screen

Q: T400 boot hangs at ThinkPad splash screen

The T400 that I have will start but will go no further then the first screen.It sets at the screen that says Thinkpad and at the bottom of that that ssays to interrupt normal startup press the blue ThinkVantage button will not go any further. Just stops there.


Moderator comment: New thread created. Subject edited for clarity. Was: Re: T400 will not boot, any help from the masters?

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A: T400 boot hangs at ThinkPad splash screen

@garyoverton,Does the hard drive light stay lit at that screen?

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When I try to boot up the Dell (not Windows) splash screen appears and that's it. Windows doesn't start. Neither the F2 Set Up nor the F12 Boot Menu key does anything. It won't boot off a CD. Also, to shut down it takes only a brief tap on the computer's power key, not the 8 seconds or so of holding it down that's normal.

Prior to this I had begun to have weird problems with negative scanning software after having scanned dozens successfully.

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Hey guys,

I have this really annoying problem.
I just bought a new computer and it seemed to be working fine, but the after a while, the boot time would really mess up, and as the title says, it takes 170 sec, most of the time at the splash screen.

I searched google for similar problems and a solution, but disabling all services in MSConfig isn't helping.
So I found this "bootlogXP" program to diagnose what it is that is taking so (can you swear and curse in the forums?) long.

Anyway, this is what the program came up with:

My system seems to take an awful long time to load the following:

System
Winlogon.exe
services.exe
spoolsv.exe
nvsvc32.exe
svchost.exe (multiple of these)
Do anyone have any idea how I can fix this?
any help is much appreciated.

Thank you
 

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I have a strange problem on my Windows 8 machine.

I've had my HP Pavilion p6331p for at least four years now and I upgraded it to Windows 8 a few months ago.

I recently have done a clean install of Windows 8, but one problem seems persistent.

When I turn on my computer, it splashes the HP Pavilion BIOS screen and then hangs at a blank screen with a white "_" blinking (as if it was looking for a drive to boot from).

If I hit the "esc" key during boot, however, it loads the boot menu, displaying my hard drive, the DVD drive, and my external hard drive. When I select the main drive, it boots up just fine.

Any reason for this? One individual suggested I update my BIOS because it's a 2010 version. Any tips on how to do that? I've never upgraded BIOS before, and frankly I'm a bit intimidated to.

Thanks for your help, I'll be willing to supply more information if you need it.

A:Initial Boot: Hangs after BIOS Splash Screen

Try resetting the BIOS.

Power off, unplug the power cord.
Open the case.
Remove the CMOS battery (silver, about the size of a quarter).
Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds to let all the capacitors drain.
Put the battery back in.
Check all the cables and connectors, make sure they are firmly seated.
Close the case.
Plug in the power cord and power up.

You will get an error message about corrupted CMOS, Press F1 or F2. Press the key to go into Setup.
Load defaults(Fn key or a selection on one of the screens).
Save and exit.

See if that makes a difference.

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I have a strange problem on my Windows 8 machine.

I've had my HP Pavilion p6331p for at least four years now and I upgraded it to Windows 8 a few months ago.

I recently have done a clean install of Windows 8, but one problem seems persistent.

When I turn on my computer, it splashes the HP Pavilion BIOS screen and then hangs at a blank screen with a white "_" blinking (as if it was looking for a drive to boot from).

If I hit the "esc" key during boot, however, it loads the boot menu, displaying my hard drive, the DVD drive, and my external hard drive. When I select the main drive, it boots up just fine.

Any reason for this? One individual suggested I update my BIOS because it's a 2010 version. Any tips on how to do that? I've never upgraded BIOS before, and frankly I'm a bit intimidated to.

Thanks for your help, I'll be willing to supply more information if you need it.

A:Initial Boot: Hangs after BIOS Splash Screen

Try resetting the BIOS.

Power off, unplug the power cord.
Open the case.
Remove the CMOS battery (silver, about the size of a quarter).
Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds to let all the capacitors drain.
Put the battery back in.
Check all the cables and connectors, make sure they are firmly seated.
Close the case.
Plug in the power cord and power up.

You will get an error message about corrupted CMOS, Press F1 or F2. Press the key to go into Setup.
Load defaults(Fn key or a selection on one of the screens).
Save and exit.

See if that makes a difference.

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I'm not really sure that I have a virus/malware issue but it is highly suspected. Windows XP Home is not able to boot and stops at the splash screen even in safe mode. I have tried to locate a problem by booting from CDROM with BartPE and trying to run portable apps like SpybotSD portable and Malwarebytes. Each one was unable to run because they tried to write files to the boot drive, which was a CDROM. The BIOS on this laptop will not boot from a USB device. I have removed the drive from the laptop and have it connected via USB adapter to an XP Pro desktop. I discovered that most directories in the profile areas were unaccessable, "access denied" errors. I manually changed the properties on all the directories that it would allow me to do so I could access the files. There are still several directories in some of the user directories that I was not able to change the access properties, logged in as Administrator.

I need advice as to what proceedure to use next. AVG Free addition hasn't found anything of any consequence but it is skipping any directory that it can't access. I want to find out what is going on as I need to move the data from this PC over to the new PC the customer has purchased. I was able to image the drive using DriveimageXL but I did get a couple of CRC errors near the end of the process. Any help would be appreciated.

Kevin

A:XP home hangs at splash screen will not boot even in safe mode

Not sure why I received no response.

Did an extended hard drive test, took and hour and a half to run, and the drive failed the test near the end of the test cycle. It had perviously passed the quick test. So in answer to my own question, I do not have an infection on this machine.

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My Satellite pro L300-1FN is refusing to boot up. When switched on the laptop displays the toshiba/insyde H20 BIOS splash screen and the "Press F2 go to Setup Utility, F12 go to boot menu" message and flashes the hard disk access light but does not attempt to continue loading. I have left the bios at the splash screen but it does nothing for many hours on AC or runs the battery flat while on battery.

Is there a way of re-setting the BIOS on this unit? If it were a desktop unit I would remove the CMOS battery to force a BIOS reset but this is impossible on a laptop. The hard disk is fine as I have connected it to another system to remove valuable data.

A:Satellite Pro L300-1FN does not boot - hangs at BIOS splash screen

Hi

What happens if you press F2 while notebook booting up?
Can you access the BIOS?
If yes, access the BIOS and set it to default. I think you will need to press F9 or F10 to get default settings but this will be mentioned at the bottom of the BIOS page.

Check this!

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T430 fails to read hard drive or hangs up on startup when the battery is installed.  Typically will start on AC without the battery installed, but still hangs up intermittently  Was working fine until after multiple rapid power outages during a storm. Any ideas? OS is Windows 10 Thanks in advance!

A:ThinkPad hangs on boot - stuck at Thinkpad screen

You might have damaged the power circuitry on the motherboard.  If that is the case, the only solution is to replace the board.  There is an array of power transistors that handles the switching back and forth between AC and battery.

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Hi you guys!I would like to excuse my bad English in advance. This happened like three days ago. Regular reboot. No forced updates or any installation, just an ordinary reboot.But then, all of a sudden, I couldn't work my ass out of the boot screen. It doesn't go in to loop either, just standing there, acting like a d*ck. I've tried ALL F-buttons but none has worked at all. But if I FN-lock them, I can change the brightness and that kind of stuff - SO, it's responding, but nothing more nothing less.And because I can't choose different boot, neither go into BIOS, I feel kinda f-ed (did my motherboard actually brick it self?!)Tried so far: BIOS battery, int+ext batterypack, w/ and w/o AC adapter, disconnected the harddrive, disconnected the RAM. And you know what? The same screen. ALL of the times.Any suggestions? Try to recover bad sectors (if any) in another computer? I would love to have USB>S-ATA right now, but I'm going to use it ONCE, so that's out of question.Kthxbye, love <888

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I honestly have no clue what could have caused this!  I turned it on this morning & it was stuck on the booting screen. It read "ThinkPad" in large letters followed by "To interrupt normal start up, press the blue ThinkVantage button." I waited for about a half hour for it to boot & it never did. I of course pressed the ThinkVantage button & to my dismay...nothing happened. Afterwards, I unplugged it & removed the battery pack. I then plugged it back in & attempted to start it up again. Once again, nothing. I unplugged it again & attached the battery pack. At that point I tried starting it up again and N O T H I N G!  What do I do?!













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A:My ThinkPad T400 won't boot!

have a look at your usb ports, there could be some sort of pins touching, as the result of damaged usb pins.
 
 
ADMIN Edit - Link to related tip in our forum KB
 

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I have a Thinkpad T21 with Windows XP SP2. The issue is that when I startup the laptop, during the Windows XP loading screen (the wone right before the login screen), the system becomes unresponsive. The wireless PCI card goes on and the Caps Lock and Num Lock lights blink, then everything hangs.

I am able to get to Safe Mode, and have disabled all startup items. Also disabled as many services as possible. We did a reformat and the same issue has occurred after reinstalling some software. I did suspect that this may be a driver issue, but I checked the Device Manager and did not find any issues with any of the devices. Note I also removed the PCI card from the system.

I suspect that this may be a driver or service issue. I am not exactly sure any there are too many places to look.

Anyone have any recommendations? Thank you.
-christen25
 

A:Windows XP, Thinkpad 21 hangs during boot screen.

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I put my Thinkpad T400 in hibernate, but next morning I could not boot. When I press the power button, the lights below the screen turning on and I hear the sound of the hard disk, and the turns off. I do not even see anything on the screen; it is just black. The process keeps on repeating in a loop, unless I press the power button to turn off. I have tried the static charge removing trick. I have also removed the hard disk put it back again, but did not work either.  Please help.










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A:Thinkpad T400 not booting, lights below the screen...

Solved the problem myself. Removed the internal battery and reinstalled it after 30 s. It worked perfectly. Typing from it now.  

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Hi everyone. I've a problem with mi Lenovo ThinkPad T400. The brightness is always at the minimum, and cannot be changed. But it is like when you close the laptop and the screens turns off, it is almost like that, I need a lantern to see what appears in the laptop, but besides that everything else works fine. If I connect it to an external monitor, then there is no problem, but you know, I don't wanna carry an external monitor with the laptop. Do you know how to deal with this? Thanks in advance!

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I have a T400 ThinkPad upgraded to Windows 10 that suddenly had a blank screen and no lights except for wifi.On closer inspection I discovered the backlight is not lit during startup, whilst ThinkPad splash and window symbol are displayed but then, screen goes blank and then I hear the windows startup sound.Displays perfectly on an external monitor. I have replaced inverter, lcd cable and screen .... nothing works! I'm not sure if I should just resell the parts I bought and get another laptop .... can I transfer Windows 10 to another machine or is there another fix I could try? I don't have much money.Any help appreciated.

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The machine stops at the ThinkPad screen. I have replaced the RAM but no luck. I have not the removed the CMOS battery. Any clue what my next step should be?













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A:T400 starts ThinkPad screen then stops - 6475

It was a problem with one USB port. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-L-R-and-SL-series/ThinkPad-hangs-on-boot-stuck-at-Thinkpad-scr...

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First, my t400 would only boot with power cord unplugged. Then it stopped booting altogether. I read to press the power button 10 times and hold it on the tenth time and to unscrew the palm rest to unplug the little battery for 30 seconds. That is the only way I can get it to boot now. I picked up a new regular battery today thinking it might be related but that hasn't solved it. Any ideas?
 

A:thinkpad t400 wont boot w/o reseting little battery behind palm rest

I looked at it closer and to get it to start i don't press the power button at all. I unplug the power cord and after unplugging the CMOS battery for awhile i just plug the power cord back in and it starts up. The first thing i see as it starts up is an error message about a bad CMOS checksum and then i have to change the date/time in the BIOS or it yells at me to do it. After all that it boots into windows 7. Once it is in windows no matter what i do to change the settings of what the power button does it still doesn't do anything. I can restart it fine but once i shut it down it the CMOS battery needs to be reset to get it going again.
 

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When opened fully (at right angle) the screen is blank. I can initially see a very dim Thinkpad logo on boot but nothing else, no BIOS, grub or luks screens. Also during this time the bluetooth LED on the inverter is on. The thinklight still works as does external display: If I move the screen down towards the keyboard the display comes on and I can see the screen as normal and other inverter lights come on such as the battery light.WHILE DISPLAY IS DOWN IN KEYBOARD   PLEASE ANY ONE SUGGENST ME WHAT SHOULD I DO?    

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I'll try and keep this brief. On boot, my system would not leave the splash screen. I could boot into the system in safe mode but not regular mode. Ran chkdsk - no problems. Ran Western Digital drive diagnostics and the drive passes all tests. Tried interactive logon and verbose logging and it seems that I never got to the point where those changes told me anything. Was able to restore the system using Acronis full system restore and everything is fine for a while but then something like applying the September patches or shutting down with my external drive still turned on and on the next reboot the system would not leave the splash screen. If I had created a full system backup using Acronis before I made any changes I could restore from the backup and everything works fine again. So....What I'm hoping is that someone can tell me a way to figure out what is going on behind the scenes while the splash screen is being displayed so I can perhaps determine what it is that is hanging the bootup. Any help in getting this problem fixed would be appreciated.

A:Help! XP hangs at the splash screen

it is loading the drivers for your Hardware. Safe Mode loads a minimum of drivers for trouble shooting. so, Update the drivers, especially the display, and chipset drivers. See if you can remember a piece of hardware or driver update you ran before this happened. Roll back a driver that was updated recently. go to the Event Viewer and see what hardware driver or application is causing the problem.

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Hello. I have a computer that just freezes after the Windows XP splash screen. I have to simply power down the computer to start over.

The best thing is that I boot into safe mode and check the registry for errors or things in the startup utility that's preventing XP starting NORMALLY. I've looked at all kinds of ways to fix this issue, but I'm getting nowhere. If anyone has like cleanup suggestions or anything to help XP start normally instead of through safe mode, I appreciate it.

I have considered backing up everything and doing a fresh install of XP, but I really don't want to go that distance... at least not yet.

Thanks in advance for reading and I look forward to your tips.

A:XP hangs after the splash screen

1) What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?
2) What do you mean you check the registry for errors?
3) What do you mean you look for things in the startup utility that's preventing XP from starting Normally? What sort of things do you find?

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Well, this is a doozy of a problem. I have XP Pro SP1 installed on a computer. We've been having power outages over the past few days because there's a huge wildfire about 10 miles from hear near some major power lines. My computer suffered several outages with no problems, but this last one seems to have done a number on it.

When I boot up the computer, it gets to the XP splash screen (with the little scrolling "progress bar" below the logo). After that, when I ought to be getting the welcome screen, I instead get a black screen with a mouse cursor. I can move the mouse around but can't do anything; even Ctrl-Alt-Del doesn't work. All I can do is cold restart the computer.

The very first time I booted it up after the crash, I got a few error message dialog boxes at this point. I foolishly didn't write the messages down, assuming the same errors would repeat if I rebooted. They don't repeat; they only appeared that first time. These error messages were telling me that various files were corrupted and telling me to "please run the chkdsk utility". My recollection is that most of the files were in \system32 but I don't remember what they all were.

I found some webpages talking about this and tried a few things. I went into Recovery Mode and did chkdsk /r. It said it cleaned up some stuff but it seemed to have no effect. I found some names of files that might be corrupted and copied new copies in from DLLCache. No dice.

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A:XP hangs after splash screen

My first troubleshooting idea is to check the boot log, it's a simple text file in windows. This site can help to create one if it's not there: http://www.watchingthenet.com/how-to-enable-boot-logging-for-fixing-startup-problems-in-windows.html

If possible, boot into a command prompt and read the boot log file, it should be a simple text file.
 

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Okay, here's the situation:

I stupidly infected myself with the Anti-Virus Pro 2009 virus, or something similiar. I couldn't pin point exactly what it was, but the malware redirected me to a search engine whenever I tried to visit a site that would harm it's existence. In addition, two iexplore.exe processes would run in the background and occassionally give me two popups.

So, the battle began. After finding out the symptoms, and what other people did to combat it, I struggled to download Malware Bytes. The program would be blocked from installation and running every time, so I evaded that by changing the filename. After running Malware Bytes, it located my infected files and promptly removed them. However, it gave me a notice that it needed to restart in order remove two last files.

I did the reboot, and since then, XP hangs after the XP splash screen. It just does a blackscreen and I'm forced to reboot. I'm assuming Malware Bytes removed or altered a vital driver. Safe mode does not work. After looking around potential solutions, none of the following worked:

In the Windows Recovery Console, I did:
chkdsk /f and /p
Rebuilding the boot files
Windows XP Repair Installation which errored towards the end regarding a missing file (I missed it, though).. after the XP repair reset itself a few times, I received the same problems.

Like everyone, reformatting would be a last option, as I have a ton of vital stuff not on my portable.. but if it comes to it.. yeah. ... Read more

A:XP hangs after XP splash screen

Hello pleasehalp

Try this in the Recovery Console

When the Recovery Console option is offered ("Press R to start the Recovery Console"), do so. You may be asked which Windows installation to enter, in which case type the number of the Windows installation you wish to work on (usually "1").

When prompted, enter the Administrator's password for that Windows installation. If you did not set a password just press ENTER

At the command prompt, type
Bootcfg /Rebuild
ENTER

The exact wording will depend on your setup, but after a few moments you'll see a prompt that says something like:
Total Identified Windows Installs: 1
[1] C:\Windows
Add Installation To Boot List?

Assuming the information you see is correct, enter
Y
Bootcfg will start the process of rebuilding the boot list to include the indicated Windows installation

After a moment, you'll be asked to "Enter Load Identifier."
This is the name of the operating system that will appear in boot menus.
Type
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
or
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
(whichever your system is)
ENTER
Next you'll be asked to "Enter OS Load Options."
For normal installations, enter
/Fastdetect
ENTER

Type
Exit
to leave the Recovery Console and reboot the PC, which should then start normally.

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Hello all.

Firstly im new here so hello

Right. I am having some problems. Yesterday I picked up a job lot of parts and a couple of machines.

The machine was on Windows 2000, so I formatted it and installed XP Professional.

Now the system boots from disk fine, formats the HDD and copies the files. When the system reboots, the splash screen with the blue scrolling bar goes round about 4 times and the system freezes.

Ive tried 3 Hard Drives, of which the last one is out of my machine, working, scanned, no errors or bad sectors.

Ive removed each stick of memory but still nothing.

With it been a new install, i cant boot in safe mode or anything like that.

Any ideas?

PC Is 1.7ghz intel cpu, 256mb (2x128), Ati Rage gfx card. Motherboard with onboard sound/lan/vga - looks like a VIA chipset.

Thanks
 

A:XP hangs at splash screen

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Hello,

I am trying to help my friend fix their computer. It's a Dell Latitude D620 with Windows XP Professional.
The first time I started it, everything loaded and the desktop displayed...then the computer froze.

I shut it down and tried to start it in safe mode. The computer got hung
up at windows\system32\config\system. So, I held the power button down
and restarted the computer.
I tried to start the computer again normally. After a few seconds the
splash screen froze. After a few minutes, I hit F8. The Advanced Options
Menu came up. I selected to load the last known good configuration. The
computer restarted again and the Advanced Options Menu displayed again.
This time I chose Start Windows Normally.

Once again, it is frozen on the splash screen.

I thought I'd better ask for help before I dig myself into a deeper hole. I would also like to know if it's okay to hold the power button down to shut the computer off until I figure out what to do or will that just make things worse? Thanks!

A:XP hangs on splash screen

It can't make things worse...if the system is not functioning properly. Shut it down.

Louis

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Yesterday while trying to start my pc in safe mode, my pc hung after the xp splash screen and just before the video drivers loaded the windows wallpaper.

I ran the pc manufacturers recovery procedure selecting the option to recover key files and this process took about 40 mins.

However after completing, it started to load Win and hung at the same point.

Is this some Win issue related to Safe Mode - or a hardware fault that has occured ?

Since I cannot access any win settings to undo safe boot, and don't think there is anything I can do in the bios,I am out of things to try.

Googling errors similar to mine proved inconclusive.

Any suggestions welcome.
 

A:PC hangs on boot after splash scrn.

I would start by going to the hard drive manufacturers website and downloading their hard drive diagnostic utility. Burn a CD with the utility, boot the machine and see if the utility finds drive errors.
 

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This problem started several days ago. On restart the XP splash screen loads but freezes as the progress bar is in motion. After rebooting several times it does load to the desktop, but on restarting again it hangs.

I have searched reference articles, forums, etc and have found others have the same problem and have narrowed it down to nvidia drivers and hardware conflicts that load after 'mup.sys' in the boot up process.

I had installed a nvidia graphics card and driver before this problem began but then uninstalled, deciding to keep the on board sis igp. I have downloaded driver cleaner and removed all traces of the nvidia driver but the problem persists

I am running XP sp2, p4 3ghz, foxconn motherboard, sis 661fx graphics.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows XP hangs at splash screen

Have you tried this taken from here http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;323786
Microsoft Windows XP
To test the problem in Windows XP VGA mode, follow these steps: 1. Click Start, and then click Shut Down.
2. Click Restart, and then click OK.
3. When the Please select the operating system to start message appears, press F8.
4. In the Windows Advanced Options Menu, select Enable VGA Mode, and then press ENTER.
5. Test the problem.

If the problem is resolved, the installed video adapter driver may be causing the display problems. Contact your video adapter manufacturer to obtain an updated driver.
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307960 Resources for troubleshooting display problems in Windows XP
292460 How To Troubleshoot the Video Adapter Driver in Safe Mode in Windows XP

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I have a Dell Precision 490, that has recently been giving me the Blue Screen of Death, but after restart, it goes through Sector Cleaning and then boots up fine. Today, when I went to start up my computer, it got hung up on the Windows XP Splash Screen with the Dots continuing to animate. I tried unplugging it and restarting and came up with the same issue. I can load it up in Safe Mode, in which I ran the Error Checking program from my C drive and am now running the AVG Antivirus. I'm not sure if AVG works the same way in Safe Mode or not, but I'm running it just to see. I use this computer for AVID Video Editing and have a client coming in today, so I'm hoping to resolve this issue soon if possible. Is this fixable? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and hope to hear from someone soon.

A:PC Hangs Up on Windows XP Splash Screen

What is "Sector Cleaning"?

Boot to Safe Mode and run chkdsk. Then run a System Restore.

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This problem started several days ago. On restart the XP splash screen loads but freezes as the progress bar is in motion. After rebooting several times it does load to the desktop, but on restarting again it hangs.

I have searched reference articles, forums, etc and have found others have the same problem and have narrowed it down to nvidia drivers and hardware conflicts that load after 'mup.sys' in the boot up process.

I had installed a nvidia graphics card and driver before this problem began but then uninstalled, deciding to keep the on board sis igp. I have downloaded driver cleaner and removed all traces of the nvidia driver but the problem persists

I am running XP sp2, p4 3ghz, foxconn motherboard, sis 661fx graphics.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Windows XP hangs at splash screen

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My HP Pavilion Desktop Computer will not go past the HP splash screen. This is actually a problem that I have been having for about two months. In the past I could usually get past the screen when it hung by hitting f8, but now that does not work. I am using Windows XP Media Center Edition. I am at my wits end. It's funny because I just ordered an external hard drive to get all of my important things off of this computer before it finally craps out, and I'm supposed to get it on Friday.

A:HP Pavilion Hangs on HP Splash Screen

Can you boot into safe mode?

Have you considered the possibility of a damaged profile?

Louis

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I have an odd issue. My system will not complete boot up, but only when the laptop is warm, as in restarting, or after a shutdown/restart. If I let the system cool off for 15 minutes, then it restarts fine. When powered on it begins detecting devices - keyboard lights up, usb device lights up (if connected), fans briefly spin, etc. But then it hangs, before the Lenovo splash screen, the power light is on and the HD light is blinking - say 3 times per second. At first I thought it must be heat related - given all the Y50-70 issues I've read about. I checked my temps again, which have never been an issue. In fact I've always been impressed at how cool my temps are. My CPU temp rarely hits 60, motherboard usually 1 or 2 more than that, my GPU is rarely much over 50, and the SSD is always ok. I did take the back off, cleaned the fan and vents and reseated memory. Still no joy. Then I thought it might be the SSD not wanting to startup when it was warm. The HD light is the thing blinking afterall. So I cloned the SSD to another new SSD, installed it and tested. Same issue - won't restart after shutdown, unless I let it sit for 15 minutes or so. This just started a few weeks ago. I have been just going into sleep mode and avoiding shutdown unless I have to. I'm afraid there is some component on the motherboard going bad, and it will get worse. Maybe something involved in detecting all the devices and when it gets to detecting the HD (or SSD), something hangs.&nbs... Read more

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Hello, I hope that you will be able to help me.My PC has started to hang just after the windows splash screen has disappeared. (the one with the horizontal scrolling bar) The only way to get past this point is to reboot usually several times.Usually this progressively lets me get further in (but not always), select user, then continue booting. If I log in, in safe mode it boots without any problem.Here is a copy of of my Hijack this log. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 14:42:12, on 16/11/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Internet Security 2007\pavsrv51.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Internet Security 2007\AVENGINE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Internet Security 2007\TPSrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exec:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.... Read more

A:Pc Hangs Just After Windows Splash Screen

Hi achron,

If you still need help please post a fresh HijackThis log and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

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Hello, I'm having a problem with Windows XP home edition. It will not go past the splash screen on a normal start up, when I try to go to the repair console I get to the blue screen that says " Windows Setup Setup is starting windows " and then it hangs here and lastly when I try to boot to safe mode it hangs at agp440.sys service. From what I can tell that is a video driver that I think is causing all of my problems. Once in a great while it will finally boot to the desktop but my video display is locked at 640 x 480 4bit color. I've removed all unnecessary pci cards and even tried a different video card but the result is still the same. If anyone has any ideas I would be grateful. Thanks....
 

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A few weeks ago I got home from work, turned the computer on, and it would not go past the black XP splash screen, the little blue bars just going from left to right endlessly.

I use last best known configuration, and it worked... once. The next time I booted it did the same, but last best know configuration would not work again. I googled it, and tried all the suggestions I found, moslty running recovery console, fixmbr, chkdsk, etc... but nothing worked until I tried system restore. Viola.. it worked!

But now it did it again this morning, I was able to use last known config one time, and then had to restore to 2 days ago, (yesterday, the 19th was not avail as an option for some reason) and is working again now.

Any tests I can do to find out what is causing this to happen?

I thought maybe it was usb related, since last night I transferred a file from one computer to this one via thumb drive, and read where someone else had a similar problem, but I do not have usb as a boot option in bios.

my system is:
HP Pavilion Media Center
Version 2002
Service pack 3
AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual
2.41Ghz 3.43 GB Ram
Asustek motherboard
Nvidia GeForce 6150

If you need more info. let me know!

Thanks in advance!

A:Computer hangs at XP splash screen

A clean install...or a recovery/restore, since it's an HP system.Some critical file may be damaged...but you have provided no clues (IMO) as to what that might be.Have you checked the errors listed in Event Viewer...for clues as to what requires attention?How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/ Finally...you might try the MS FixIt Center..Louis

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when i try to install xp on my comp...everything goes well until you have to restart and when it get's to the xp splash screen it hangs up and freezes =( please if anyone can help me or knows how to solve this problem..i would appreciate it..thanks.
 

A:Installing XP but Hangs on Splash Screen

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Hi everyone,

I just found this place and am hoping you can help me out.

I'll try to make this as brief as possible. I am in the process of upgrading from 40gig WD IDE hard drive to a 500gig WD SATA2 hard drive. My motherboard is older so I had to put a jumper on the new drive to slow it down to SATA1 speeds. Got that done, no problems and connected it. Powered up and started formatting the new drive from Windows. I went to sleep when formatting was 80% complete.

When I woke up this morning, there was an error message stating that the drive did not finish formatting successfully or something like that. However, I restarted my machine and when Widows started back up the new drive was there and recognized and I could open it up.

My next step was to try and clone the old drive to the new using Clonezilla. I booted from the Clonezilla cd I made, but the program would not run because the NTFS file system on the new hard drive was corrupt/invalid. The program suggested running chkdsk to solve the problem

My first thought was to do that or try and format the drive again so I changed my BIOS back to their original settings and tried to start up. And just after the first Windows splash screen (with the progress bar) is where the boot up hangs. It looks like the blue screen where you log in, except there no place to log in and only a Windows logo. The mouse pointer still moves.

I didn't have time to try and boot in safe mode, so I still need to try that. But does anyo... Read more

A:Windows hangs on splash screen!!

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Windows XP Professional SP3 desktop.

Every time I bootup I get to the blue screen with the Microsoft Windows XP logo displayed and I can move the pointer around the screen but it never gets to the point where I can log on.
When I hit F8 and I try to boot into safe mode I have the same problem which ever option I choose.

Hitting ctrl-alt-delete when hung at the splash screen doesn't do anything either. Sometimes it briefly brings up an hourglass but the blue logo screen stays unchanged.

I've booted with a Bart PE CD and tested the machine hadware - all tests ok. Chkdsk ran through with no errors found. (single hard disk, 1 partition. 50 GB drive space free).

Anybody got any ideas, I'm a bit stuck with this one .
Thanks in advance for your help.

Pete

A:XP Pro Hangs on Startup Splash Screen

Take a look at the two links below. Hope it helps, Good Luck.

http://2pure.net/index.php?session=0...cle=1150238652

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...ps/doug92.mspx

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So... I've got one of the older 64-bit mobos that Windows 8 does not like for some reason.

Everything installs fine up until reboot, when Windows 8 hangs on the splash screen.

Google reveals many people having this problem and after trying many things I was able to get it install by setting the SATA controllers in the BIOS to IDE instead of AHCI.

I would like to switch it back to AHCI, for obvious reasons, however when following the tutorials on doing so it goes back to the same problem and will not load into Windows unless the SATA controllers are set to IDE.

Help...?

A:Windows 8.1 x64 hangs on splash screen at install

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I have a Lenova K450e, Machine Type 10181 and MTM 57328802.  I know this only from my original packing list, as any attempt to boot up hangs at the Lenova splash screen.  Originally on Windows on 8.1, I migrated to Windows 10 several months ago.  Worked fine Friday, unable to boot on Saturday (November 26th).  I did not see whether an update occurred, and the power off on Friday did not indicate updates were pending.  Cannot access bios.  Function keys do not respond.I saw on the news that servers were experiencing the same problem after an update, but naturally my machine is not listed.  Nor would I have any idea how to update/install anything on this machine in its current state.  HELP.  I do not need a brick at this time.

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My computer has been randomly freezing at the initial BIOS splash screen for the last month or so.

It's about a 50/50 chance of it freezing vs a normal boot up with no other problems in the computers operations whatsoever...

Any suggestions?

A:Computer Hangs @ BIOS Splash Screen 50/50

How old is this computer? Do you get any amount of beeps or combination of beeps?

A freeze on POST can mean hardware failure, usually imminent hard drive failure.
Check the RAM is connected securely, and the HDD.

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Hi guys!

I am having trouble installing windows 8 on my PC. I would say I am quite experienced with installing windows operating systems and I have done so many times successfully but this time I need help and advice!

So I slow burnt the ISO as I always do, and verified the contents. Now I always do a clean install never an upgrade. When I boot from DVD I get to the windows 8 logo and my DVD drive and hard drive seem to be loading files (although this edition has no load progress bar like the previous windows which is annoying) after several seconds i get the animation of the dots twisting but there's no activity? The disc stops reading the hdd does nothing and the splash screen continuously mocks me it just doesn't get past that screen. After several attempts I thought I could try an upgrade from desktop instead. After a successful upgrade my pc reboots and gets stuck on that same splash screen it just doesn't want to get past that screen. I have looked all over the forums and googled various keywords to find others with this problem and have had no luck. It is noteworthy to mention that windows 7 runs perfectly with no problem on my PC and I am attempting to install the 32bit version I have tried widows 8 an windows 8 pro with no luck

My specs are as follows
HP Compact Presario SR1719UK
-AMD Athlon 64 3400+ 2.20ghz
-1GB DDR RAM
-ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series (Approx total memory is 287MB)
-PHEONIX - AWARD BIOS v6.00
-DirectX 11 with WDDM 1.0 driver

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A:Windows 8 Hangs/Freezes Splash Screen

So I take it no one at all has any solutions

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So just today my computer started acting weird. I turn it off each night rather then leave it running, but now it seems I may have no choice.

Upon turning it on this morning, I see the Windows Xp splash screen as usual, only it is taking alot longer. I notice the progress bar is freezing and then slowly filling up one bar at a time. I got up, went and got some things done around the house. I come back 15 minutes later and it's still loading at the splash screen.

So I reset, and try to go to last known good config. Same freezing issue.

I tried safe mode, and it froze while booting into safe mode.

I waited an hour, figuring maybe it needs to cool down. Same deal when I turned it back on.

In fact, the only way it works (I am using it now) is if I unplug the power cord and then plug it back in and turn it on. Everytime it freezes, that fixes the problem. Nothing else will.

I have a dual core processor, 2 gigs ram, geforce 8500 gt video card, a 430w psu, a sata 250gig hdd, a sata dvd burner and an ide dvd burner. I have never had problems like this until today.

Any ideas?
 

A:Computer hangs at Windows XP splash screen

It sounds like the power supply is going bad so you will need to take it into a shop for a check up.
 

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Hi,

I just finished re-installing Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit because I had broken my SATA data connector on my O/S SSD when hooking up the last USB 3.0 Header connector. (I know DUMB DUMB DUMB !). Exact same hardware and exact same software, but now after logging in and the welcome screen fades, my desktop just sits black with no icons. I can get my desktop by using task manager and killing the explorer process, and restarting it.

The computer was running lightning fast until I installed the software for my Brother printer. I assumed it was something with this install.

I have done the following to try to rectify the problem

1./ Uninstalled the Brother software from Program Features. (no change)
2./ Tried system restore to before Brother Install (no change)
3./ Tried going back through all restore points (no change)
4./ Ran checkdisk to check status of new SSD. (all disks showed good)
5./ Ran the system memory checks (all good)

I don't know why it keeps stalling at the desktop. I am at a complete loss as to where to go from here, short of a complete re-install again (don't really want to do this as it takes a couple of days with the programs I have running on the computer).

Was thinking of trying SFC but am not sure if this will make matters worse. I have a tech level of advanced basic to intermediate, so I can generally do just about anything on the desktop if guided through it. This was a custom build comprising the following hardw... Read more

A:Hangs after welcome splash screen - windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

wow amazing forum, great tips from everyone

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Have a huge problem, my pc hangs on the windows 7 welcome screen.

It does not freeze, it just shows the glowing windows logo coming together and then they begin to pulsate and it loads for ever and ever, and never stops.

Ive tried alot of things to get it working, and ive no idea why it does it!

I tried re-re-installing windows, and it still does it after a little while!



pre-history.
My new pc ran fine for 3 days, then one day started up with a black screen after loading windows. I reinstalled, but as soon as i installed the ATI Catalyst 10.3 it would go black on the next windows reboot. I called XFX support (my card manufacture) and they told me to use the other dvi port on my pc! and Voila! I had a screen again! But now all of a sudden, it starts with this hanging on the welcome screen thing.

What i have tried so far:

It seems, that if i change the clock on my ram windows starts normally
(does not make a difference if i increase or decrease the clock) and it continues to work untill i shut off my computer for a longer period of time (say 2-3 hours).

Also totally disconnecting the power cables to my power supply helps, then it will start right up into windows.

This is by god the strangest thing ive ever seen!

I really hope you guys can help me!

Regards

Lasse
Denmark.

A:Brand new pc, Windows 7 hangs on splash screen!

Try uninstalling the Catalyst suite. It is known to cause problems.

Only install the driver.

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I just started having this problem this morning. I'm running on a Dell Inspiron 531 that was originally shipped with Windows Vista. My wife managed to get a copy of Win7 Ultimate and I installed it on a fresh 1TB hard drive approximately a year ago. This morning after leaving the computer running all night (not an uncommon occurrence for me) the mouse was frozen in place, the keyboard was locked up and I was unable to shut it down so was forced to cut the power instead.

Upon reboot the splash screen came up and then hung on the multicolored balls, before they could morph into the windows 'flag' logo. After a moment they coalesced into the flag and stopped again, and stayed there. After about 5 mins of waiting, I shut down again and attempted to boot into the Launch Repair mode, but that hung as well. I got the little moving blocks at the bottom, akin to what one would have seen in Vista, but they stopped moving and they keyboard locked up and I was getting nowhere. I've been Googling the problem and noting there have been some people with PSU issues, but I don't believe that's my problem here. Most, if not all of those people are having the problem after building a new computer, not one that's been using the OS for over a year with no glitches. I don't recall any recent updates, I haven't installed any new software in the last few days (or week for that matter) so I'm not sure that its a driver issue.

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A:Win7 (Ultimate) hangs at splash screen

Yes - boot to the Windows 7 installation DVD and use the repair options there. It sounds like perhaps you're having hard disk issues, so doing a disk check is not a bad idea either.

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My computer has been having some real trouble lately. What's happening is that it will crash then when i reboot it will hang at the splash screen and never start. Reformatting seems to be a temporary solution as it only lasted a few days before the problem happened again. It has happened to me twice as of now.

My computer is an Acer Aspire T180. It comes with windows vista and i upgrade it to windows 7 32-bit. I have modified the computer over the years. It now has a 8600GTX, 4GB RAM, 1TB HD and a 550 Watt PSU.

A:Windows 7 Hangs at Splash Screen - Even After Reformat

can you boot on safe mode

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I figure if I can find an answer, this is the place, so this is what I have.

Just recently as my wife was transferring Word and Excel docs from a diskette, the computer starting running slowly and finally froze. I thought it was a virus at first but ran through everything and checked startup for background programs. Then I realized that word and every other program worked fine but excel would hit the splash screen, hang.until a message said out of memory, or system resources dangerously low, etc.

I re-installed windows and repaired, removed and even reinstalled office. No luck. So I am thinking it might be a corrupted registry entry or some sort. It hangs, freezes and has to be restarted and all is well as long as you don't launch excel.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated as I don't want to tear down to dos and reinstall windows on a reformatted drive.

Thanks

Eric
 

A:Solved: Excel hangs at splash screen

You already done all the "don'ts", LOL.
Just do this...
http://www.officearticles.com/excel/troubleshooting_microsoft_excel.htm
 

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