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Re: Startup Freezes After Upgrade to Windows 10

Q: Re: Startup Freezes After Upgrade to Windows 10

Hey,I have an HP 100B All-In-One PC.It came with Windows 7 Professional.I installed Windows 10 Pro.It froze.

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Hi, I have upgraded my pavilion laptop to Windows 10. It all works fine EXCEPT on startup where it freezes about 15 seconds into booting Windows. I have to hold down the power key to do a hard reboot, and then it always starts up fine the second time. This always happens on a cold start-up, but not when restarting, when it restarts fine without problems. I have updated the Bios to the latest version, and any drivers that might be causing this but I still have this issue. Any other ideas? Rob.

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A:Startup Freezes After Upgrade to Windows 10

Hi,this might help, I had the same problem and by disabling fast startup it was solved. Go to control panel>power options>system settings. Click on 'change settings that are currently unavailable' and un tick the box Turn on fast startup, click save changes.  Power down and then switch back on and hopefully all will be well. 

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Hey During the startup phase of windows my computer freezes. I think one of my programs/applications is doing it and I would like to disable the startup programs so I my computer won't freeze. However I can't disable it through windows obviously since it freezes on startup. I have a Dell XPS 1330 and I can get into a command prompt screen. What can I do to disable my startup applications? (oh and my safe mode doesn't work)

A:How do you disable startup applications if windows freezes on startup?

Get to command prompt and type msconfig and follow clean boot directions
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
You may want to try from an administrator account.

Odds are its the AntiVirus, but thats just a hunch.

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My computer (running windows XP) freezes during it's boot-up process, or within a few minutes after it finishes booting up. Ctrl+Alt+Del does not work, and I have to manually turn the computer off. Half the time, the reboot button just brings me a blank screen.

It's been doing this for a while, and has been steadily getting worse. Today, I had to try booting up nearly two dozen times before it would "take"

This may possibly be related to a problem I had before:
A year or so back I had a power outage while my computer was booting up. Afterwards, it would only load up to the screen with "Windows" and the little bar thingy scrolling past. After that, it would reboot.

I eventually enlisted the help of a more tech-savvy friend to fix the problem (as far as I understood, the file that listed the location of all the boot-up files got corrupted by the outage. Replacing that file fixed everything).

So, yeah... Help!

A:Windows XP freezes during startup, or within 10 minutes of startup. Repeatedly.

Try running the CHKDSK utility to see if the drive has any errors. You can run the utility straight from Windows or if the PC doesn't stay up long enough you can boot from the Windows disk and choose to repair your existing installation to get to the recovery console where you can run the utility.

The easiest way to tell if the problem is hardware or software related is to download and burn a Linux Live CD and boot from it. Linux Live allows you to boot and run the operating system straight from the disk. If you experience similar issues using the Linux CD you can assume the problem is hardware related.


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Okay about a few months ago my PC started freezing up when it detects the components like the main processor and such. I've been having to run it in safe mode for awhile before this happened. I also had installed a new DVD drive into it and gotten custom windows icons and mouse cursors (just to tell you all that happened prior to this). So can anybody give me some tips on how to solve this problem?

K thnx.

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I have just turned on my PC, logged into my xp account and after loading up for around 1 minute, the cursor freezes, nothing else loads into the tray and no keyboard commands work.

Before turning my PC off yesterday, the only things that have changed is a little overclocking on my "temporary" graphics card Nvidia 7300GS (because my other graphics card died a few months ago). I used Nvidia's nTune software to up the clocks about 50mhz each and they passed the Nvidia test fine.

I then played 3d games after this and there was no problem so I don't know why it would cause this problem on startup.

The only other thing I had done was install Windows C# EE 2008 which requires a restart before use so I am guessing it needs to configure some extra things on the next power up of the PC...could this be the problem?

To sumarise, my PC loads the windows logon screen for XP and I log in fine, but when it starts loading the taskbar icons etc it freezes completely after about 1 minute. I believe this could be to do with the graphics card overclocking (although it was a small overclock and it passed the tests fine and games ran fine after doing it) or it could be the Microsoft C# EE 2008 installation.

Any ideas?

Thankyou for your time,


A:Windows XP freezes on startup

Hmm do you have the same problem during every startup or had at once?

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Hey guys i recently got the Windows 7 RC, i burnt it, booted up, it passed the ' Starting Windows ' phase but then freezes on the first screen which uses a colourful, blue wallpaper, I can move the mouse but nothing else, the cd drive & hard drive stop loading. I am currently using XP SP3 and any help would really be appreciated, Thanks.


MB: ASRock 4CoreDual-SATA2
CPU: Q6600 G0
RAM: 2GB Ballistix
GPU: ATi Radeon X1950 AGP 512MB
PSU: Corsair 620w
OS: XP SP3 upgrading to Windows 7 RC 64-bit

A:Windows 7 RC Freezes during startup.

Are you past the install choice?

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Dear Sir,

My pc dell 760 optiplex freezes on desktop soon after starup.

Please help.


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i have been having issues since friday my computer seems to freeze on startup. it gets to the welcome screen and freezes. someone recommended doing a boot log but i don't know how to know what it means. the whole thing is to long but here is the last part

someone please help

Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\hidusb.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mouhid.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\point64.sys
Did not load driver @cpu.inf,%amdppm.devicedesc%;AMD Processor
Did not load driver @cpu.inf,%amdppm.devicedesc%;AMD Processor
Did not load driver @cpu.inf,%amdppm.devicedesc%;AMD Processor
Did not load driver @cpu.inf,%amdppm.devicedesc%;AMD Processor
Did not load driver @cpu.inf,%amdppm.devicedesc%;AMD Processor
Did not load driver @cpu.inf,%amdppm.devicedesc%;AMD Processor
Did not load driver @oem8.inf,%nvidia_dev.0dc4.01%;NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
Did not load driver @oem10.inf,%nvidia.devicedesc%;NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Did not load driver @oem10.inf,%nvidia.devicedesc%;NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Did not load driver @oem10.inf,%nvidia.devicedesc%;NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Did not load driver @oem10.inf,%nvidia.devicedesc%;NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\usbccgp.sys
Did not load driver Realtek High Definition Audio
Did not load driver @msports.inf,%*pnp0501.devicedesc%;Communications Port
Did not load driver @cpu.inf,%amdppm.devicedesc%;AMD Processor
Did not load driver @cpu.inf,%amdppm.dev... Read more

A:windows 7 freezes during startup

Try tapping F8 on bootup (right after the post screen) and do a startup repair.

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On startup Windows xp freezes after the windows logo appears.It won't boot into safe mode, it freezes after the list of drivers.I've also noticed that hard disk activity seems to stop at this point.I've tried booting from the installation disc and doing the installation then repair thing(installing on top of the original installation), but on reboot the bootup ends at the same point with the same blank blue screen.I'm loath to wipe the drive and do a fresh install if the problem could be a hardware issue (perhaps the graphic card or power supply).Has anybody got expert advice?Thanks in advance.

A:windows xp freezes on startup

it's probably your Grapics card. Try removing it and using the onboard. also go into the Bios and check under PC health for Temps, Voltages and fan speeds. post back.You can also make a boot disc of memtest and run those tests

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Hello guys,

I successfully installed Windows 7 on my XP computer. Whenever I start-up Windows 7 and get on the desktop. It freezes after 5 minutes of using it. Everytime. Also, I noticed some line across my monitor o.O Which is weird.

Here is the spec:
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Any help? Also I had to reinstall XP :\

A:Windows 7 Freezes at startup - XP

200 views and no help?

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My pc freezes at windows startup. Tried formating the hard disc and reinstalling windows. But does not solve the problem. I have already used the same hard disc it works in another computer. I have check ram and replace memory also. Changed smps also. What can be the problem. The same hard disc, memory ram, and smps works in another cpu. We have changed bios also. Kindly solve my problem.

A:windows startup freezes

Where in the process does it "freeze"?

If it's freezing, I don't see how Windows was installed, drivers installed, or the updates installed.

If everything was fully installed and updated, what was the last change before the problem occurred?

Have you checked voltages and temps?

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I'm not sure if I'm in the right section.

The brilliant Panda has helped me on the Hijack section and I'm all clear with a virus I had.

I'm now asking for some advice with another problem I have.

Every time I restart my comp, it gets 1 minute into loading and then freezes, if I try to move the cursor it leaves a trail and then jams up. I have to reboot usually about four times before it will start properly.

I think it may be something to do with AVG free, if I can get to the control panel and stop AVG quick enough it seems to allow windows to load.

I have tried uninstalling and re-installing AVG but it's still the same. I have also looked at the autorun thingy but don't really know what I'm looking at, a bit scared of making any changes.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance for any help.


A:Windows freezes on startup (XP)

If you look for a file that points to AVG in autoruns and disable it from startup, it should fix the freezing IF it is AVG that is causing it. Also try reinstalling AVG as that may fix the problem.

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For some reason when I switch my computer on, it gets as far as the first windows screen that says it's starting up and just hangs there. I have tried doing various start ups via the F5 button in different modes, but it always freezes at the same spot. I have tried to reinstall from my Windows cd either via a full install by overwriting the original or by the repair option. Either of these installs then reboots and then freezes at the first windows screen.

My next thought is to take out the hard drive and retrieve the important info via another computer that I need and to then reformat and reinstal hoping that that will sort the problem.

Before I have to go that far, is there anything else that i can try?

Thanks in advance,

Graham W

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windows 7 freezes after startup and not working at all, but in safe mode works fine ,i tried to troubleshoot but wasn't useful .

A:Windows 7 freezes after startup.

Have you got a repair disk? You could to a start-up repair or system restore..

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Hey guys,

I'm getting a problem where my computer freezes soon after I log in, forcing me to manually restart it (pressing the button on the case). I can log in in safe mode with no problems however and have been trying to locate the problem. I get a few errors in the event viewer after every failed attempt to login. The one that I think is most pertinent is the driver failures though:

Log Name: System
Source: Service Control Manager
Date: 4/30/2012 7:34:29 PM
Event ID: 7026
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Brian-Desktop
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<Provider Name="Service Control Manager" Guid="{555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}" EventSourceName="Service Control Manager" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49152">7026</EventID>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-04-30T23:34:29.976060100Z" />
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="496" ThreadID="500" />
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A:Windows Freezes after Startup

When in safe mode go to Device Manager and disable the CDROM and the hardware from the list that failed to load. That tells windows not to load those drivers. then reboot. if windows boots with no errors the drivers are just corrupted. You'll have to re-install every single one of them.

Since there are so many drivers your PC is having issues with it might be easier to just reinstall Windows. Post some feedback on how far you got.

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My HP DX5150 running Windows XP Pro freezes on the startup screen. It will not boot in safe mode, safe mode with networking or "the last good configuration" option. Even the bars stop moving on the startup screen. I also noticed that the computer was running hot just before it started to freeze.
Also, about a month or so XP started rebooting itself at random times while in use. 
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,

A:Windows XP freezes during startup

You should start by taking the cover off it and CLEANING it inside, i.e. get rid of any dust buildups, - especially on the processor heatsink with a can of compressed air. After you've done that then try it. If no better what I would do is run memtest on your RAM and see if there are problems there.

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I have some troubles with my computer. It's a P4 running XP

When i start up my computer the screen often just freezes after a few minutes. (the screen just freezes, so no clicking, mouse moving or anything else) The only thing i can do is reboot my computer.

This doesn't happen when i run safe mode.
I also noticed that when i didn't run in safe mode i could press as fast as possible "ctrl alt delete" and kill all processes used by the user. When done i can use the computer on a normal way without having the screen freezing. But often i can't be fast enough to kill those...
This is quiet an annoying problem so if anyone could help me solving it i'd appreciate it very much!


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I am having a problem with my dell laptop. I have windows 7 home premium installed. I've had this laptop for a couple years and I've always had this problem. I finally decided to try and resolve it after all this time. When I start my laptop it will boot up to the home screen but after a few minutes it will freeze. After that, I do a hard reset and start it back up and then its fine. I can use it with no problems until I shut it down and have to turn it back on again. For this reason I like to leave my laptop plugged in overnight and on so I don't have to deal with this problem in the morning. Please help.

Thank you,

A:Windows freezes after startup

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ok, ive been trying many many things to fix my computer. ive given up on trying to fix it. so here's my story, followed by the specs. 2 months ago i had a very very nasty virus. so as always i pop in my HirenUSB stick to run a virus scan. got rid of all virus's/malware/spyware successfully. Then i ran into the msgina.dll problem, solved it and fixed it. at the windows loading screen it freeze's somewhere in the middle. now i know windows has the ability to load, because it will load in safe mode. so the core files i know are correct. however i cannot for the life of me figure out how to get this system running correctly. so anyways using the HirenUSB, ive loaded miniXP which is enabling me to run all the diagnostics i need. also to get on the internet to ask this question. so please if anyone out there has the solution to my problem. please, please help.

Dell Inspiron E1505
Win XP SP3
2GB Ram PC5300
Intel T2400 "Yonah"
Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
GeForce Go 7300
WD 120GB Sata
Sony DVD "DW-Q58A"

A:Windows Freezes b4 startup

Use MSCONFIG to turn off all non-MS Services, and all Startups. Will the machine boot to Desktop with all 3rd Party Apps & Services turned off?

If so, selectively turn things on until you find the cause of the boot freeze.

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Well my computer has been fine no problems since I removed that Windows XP Antivirus virus a few weeks ago....well I just brought my laptop down from my room and was on it for a few minutes....put up an away message on AIM and it freezes...so I reboot(by holding down the power button) and restart it. It gets to the blue welcome screen starts playing the welcome sound and stops halfway through and freezes again. Reboot again. This time it only makes it to the black windows screen. Reboot in safe mode. it won't connect to my wireless and the only thing that loads in my McAfee but it says that it's not protecting cause something needs to be fixed but I can't fix it cause it won't connect online. Please tell me what to do to fix this! PS~ NEVER AGAIN AM I BUYING A GATEWAY!!! I've had soooo many problems with just this laptop alone!

PS~I've just tried turning it on again and it came up with a screen that said it didn't start properly and that if it rebooted all of a sudden or froze or was shut off by a power outage to choose one choice or choose start regularly....it took me a few seconds to read it and it just chose one for me...it started up and everything was fine....then it froze again. Rebooted again....this time it came to this like error screen that said something about my motherboard and then brought me to the BIOS Setup screen...I didn't know what to do so I just said save and exit. It started my comp and everything was fine I star... Read more

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Been having problems over the last couple of days. My screen freezes at various stages of start up or just after start up. Once frozen I have to switch off/reboot no key presses or mouse clicks register.

I can operate in Safe Mode with Networking OK.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+, x86 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GS, 1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152617 MB, Free - 36076 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, N68C-S UCC
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

I have tried System Restore but anything before 2 weeks ago fails. Tried to disable all start up items but still freezes.

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows XP Freezes on startup

Tried to disable all start up items but still freezes.Click to expand...

have you tried a clean boot

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So, I am running Windows XP SP2. XP SP1 came with my MDG Computer (It`s an OEM) and I've seen upgraded to SP2. I`m not sure where the original CD is now.

My primary hard drive started to have some issues (making noise, running slowly, etc) so I cloned it to a new drive using XXClone.

I booted up with the new drive and everything was fine.

For a while.

Then it started freezing up on startup. It gets as far as the Welcome screen. Sometimes I can click on my account picture if I do it fast enough, sometimes I cannot. The furthest it ever goes is "Loading Personal Settings..." and I can hear the Windows theme, but it never loads.

I've installed this drive as a secondary drive and used my original drive (the one that was slow and making noise) as a master. It boots fine. I ran CHKDSK and the drive has no problems. I've used SpeedFan and it tells me that the S.M.A.R.T info is fine. When it's used a slave drive it works normally, I can navigate and use all files.

So it doesn't appear to be a hardware issue. I can't boot up in Safe mode either (it does the same thing - freezes on boot.) "Last Good Configuration" doesn`t work. Nothing does, it just won't boot, no matter what.

Any help?

A:Windows XP Freezes at Startup

No one?

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Hi there,

I'm having a problem where sometimes during the startup of Windows 7 it freezes after the 'Starting Windows' text but before the logo appears. I have to hard reset the computer and I am asked to run 'Startup Repair' or 'Start Windows Normally'.

I have reinstalled Windows 7 and it still doesn't work and I have also run Startup Repair which found nothing.

Any Ideas?

A:Windows 7 sometimes freezes during startup

How do you know it freezes during the "Starting Windows" message? (Does the moving bar stop?) How long have you waited to see if it'll continue?

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ok once i boot up my computer, Windows xp freezes up in a random spot during the startup. sometimes after the welcome screen, other times before
50% of the time its fine, the other times it freezes
i cant do ctrl alt del or anything, no harddrive activity at all.

i did a repair install but it still does the same thing
also, the windows system folder keeps on getting corrupted
i did a spyware, antivirus check with no problems

I have a athlon xp 2800, 512mb ram, radeon 9700, nforce 2 mb

any suggestions???

A:Windows XP startup freezes

Did u try to log in SAFE MODE ????

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My little brother has a Dell laptop running XP Home with service packs up to date. Not knowing what hell he has unleashed on his computer it now freezes at the windows is starting up screen. I tried to run the repair tool of the Windows XP Installation disk but I couldnt even boot to that. I think it may be a serious hard drive issue but I'm not sure. Any help greatly appreciated. I also tried running several tools off the ultimate boot cd and got nowhere.

A:Windows Freezes On Startup

Try these for a start:

Run a full virus scan with current virus definitions.
Run a full spyware scan with current definitions.
Has your brother installed any new software or hardware lately?

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my Win XP freezes sometimes in the startup process when showing the Windows logo and blue status bar, at a certain moment in the boot process the bar stops. This happens sometimes and everything works all right after a reboot.
I have two almost identical pc's, the second pc where this happens has some of the components that I had in my 'master' pc. My windows XP (custom version) is identical as that on the master pc, so it is not a software issue, same goes for the drivers.
It is likely a hardware problem, so perhaps I am posting on the wrong forum here, but I would like to know how I can check this. This happens sometimes, so starting the pc in safe mode is not of any help. Is there a way to have a logfile running when not in safe mode?
As for the hardware that I am sure of is not causing the problem: processor, ram, hard disk, videocard, mouse, power supply. This leaves the motherboard (has latest bios upgrade), keyboard and soundcard as likely suspects as far as I can see...
I reinstalled Windows a few times (for other reasons), but this problem remained.

Any help appreciated.

A:Windows XP freezes sometimes in startup

kjk said:

my Win XP freezes sometimes in the startup process when showing the Windows logo and blue status bar, at a certain moment in the boot process the bar stops. This happens sometimes and everything works all right after a reboot.
I have two almost identical pc's, the second pc where this happens has some of the components that I had in my 'master' pc. My windows XP (custom version) is identical as that on the master pc, so it is not a software issue, same goes for the drivers.
It is likely a hardware problem, so perhaps I am posting on the wrong forum here, but I would like to know how I can check this. This happens sometimes, so starting the pc in safe mode is not of any help. Is there a way to have a logfile running when not in safe mode?
As for the hardware that I am sure of is not causing the problem: processor, ram, hard disk, videocard, mouse, power supply. This leaves the motherboard (has latest bios upgrade), keyboard and soundcard as likely suspects as far as I can see...
I reinstalled Windows a few times (for other reasons), but this problem remained.

Any help appreciated.Click to expand...

Hi! I believe this question was asked by someone earlier. The following may be of help!

How to diagnose a freeze on startup in Windows XP? http://superuser.com/questions/83101/how-to-diagnose-a-freeze-on-startup-in-windows-xp

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I have reformatted my machine twice now, a new - used desktop and activated the software on the phone, everything works for the first or second restart, even the internet connection, i remove a virus too, them win xp, sp 1 just freezes at the black startup screen after the second or third startup after reboot, the green bars move across the bottom of the screen, but it goes no further, there is lots of memory and no new apps has been installed, what could be causing this, do i need a Mother board upgrade or what??

any advice welcome.

emial me any options please, thanks

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A:Windows xp freezes at startup

Sounds like a hardware issue if you installed Windows twice and it still doesn't. Strip the computer down and install Windows on the least amount of hardware. You may also want to run Memtest 86 to check the RAM. On the off chance your copy of Windows is bootleg replace it with a real copy. I'm not impling anything just including it for completeness.

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hi can anyone help me, every time i start windows it freezes before all the programs such as msn and everything load for about 15 minutes and i cant press on anything, and the mouse simply turns into the waiting icon. however after i wait it seems to turn on and you finally hear the windows startup sound and everything opens...?

A:windows freezes after startup

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

Run everest please, download it here:


Please post back with the information here after you run it

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got same problem.....
Even Task Manager doesn't work,
when i try recovery he says my antivirus protection blocks recovery... (i disabled norton, but still he doesnt work)

anyone know a solution?

edit: i'm running windows 7 RC
spec: AMD Phenom x3 720
GTX 275

A:Windows 7 freezes after startup

I've had a similar problem but not on startup, only when i left it on overnight downloading or burning


However, I can rectify this problem temporarily as follows:
1.Start Firefox
2.Open Some tabs
3.Log off
4.On log off Confirmation, pressing cancel.
And now everything works just fine.

Just logging off an on again fixed it completely for me but as your problem is slightly different i would try the following steps;

1. System Restore to a point at the start
2. Insert the Cd in again, boot up and select the option for repair

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Just yesterday my computer started freezing during startup. 
We haven't been having any issues with it. The computer is a Toshiba Satellite L755. an i3-2310M processor with 4gb of RAM 64bit Operating System. Windows 7 Home Service Pack-1.
We took a trip to the beach and used a power converter  in the car so we could use the computer to watch movies. I didn't think anything could happen because of that, but the next day it started freezing. If it would start it would be extremely sluggish and usually freeze when opening any processes. I ran a RAM check and it came up ok, as did System Check, and It regularly gets virus checks with Malwarebytes and McAfee. I even have Comodo Firewall installed. I can start in safe mode w/ networking without an issue.
Please Help,

A:Windows Freezes during Startup

Are you referring to this System Check?
What tool did you use, please?  Exact name and developer.

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I have a new custom built machine running Windows XP. A while back I installed the software for a Logitech Webcam. Later that day I shut my computer down. The next morning I tried to start it up and it starts up all the way to where I choose the account that I want to sign into. When I try to sign in, it freezes at "Loading your personal settings" screen and it won't go any further. I didn't think it was the Webcam software, so I had Windows reloaded. I got it back a few days ago, and yesterday reinstalled the webcam software. The computer worked great while it was on. This morning when I tried to start it up, it stops at the same screen as before. However the mouse isn't frozen. I tried going in through safemode and that worked, but I can't uninstall the software. I also disabled the webcam at startup. With everything I've tried, nothing has worked and I really don't feel like reloading Windows. Has anyone else had this problem and does anyone have any idea on how to fix it? Thanks.

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Since yesterday I've had this problem. My computer had locked up all of the sudden and after reboot here's what it does, it goes past the XP logo and it stops on welcome screen for like 3-4 minutes then my background picture loads and that's it, computer doesn't really freeze it keeps running, but none of the programs load up. The hard drive activity is pretty idle at this time. I loaded it in a safe mode, checked the startup list, didn't see any suspicious processes in there, I tried to run antivirus, but then I encountered another weird thing; in the safe mode all files and folders are taking forever to open up. I clicked on My Computer 10 minutes ago, and it just now opened and still all it shows just that animated icon with a fllashlight and a folder it's not showing any files.
Has anyone ever had a problem like that? Any ideas how to fix it?

A:Windows freezes at the startup

Howdy Requoter,

Once you reboot and you get past the welcome screen and can hit ctrl alt del to bring up the taks manager..

Find in the process list explorer.exe and right click it and click end process.
Now click on file (in the task manager at the top) click run new task and type in explorer.exe and let us know if all you icons pop up really quick or if it is still slow..

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Hi there,

Win7 ultimate 86x edition freezes on startup ( Where the little pulsating colored flag is).
This problem is not persistent and I have no idea what makes it appear or disappear...
The freeze itself occurs when the num, caps and scroll locks blink.
I tried using the repair option, no help there, I can enter safe mode without any problems.
Any ideas?

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Hi again,

Decided to do an experiment and unplugged my keyboard before booting my system. Everything went fine no freezing.
Is it safe to say that my freezes are caused directly by my keyboard?
If that is the case any ideas why?
I own a labtec media keyboard, the official website states that drivers are not needed for vista and up.

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After windows 10 has been upgraded by windows update on 13/8 the operating system will not start. It runs for about 30 seconds showing the HP logo and som small rotating circles then it stops. It works to restore the system or start in secure mode but when starting normal the problem is back. I have diskussed this with Microsoft support but still not got any solution.Windows 10 startar inte efter en kritisk uppgradering av Windows Updatehttp://answers.microsoft.com/thread/fe6e5179-54a8-4969-ade8-faaf17a1bb1e My machine is a 15-n051so original with Window 8 installed and then upgraded to Windows 10. Several users seems to have the same problem for example with model 15-n001so and 15-n221so. RegardsEmil

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Hi guys, there is a issue on my PC for some reason. Sometimes when I start Windows XP this happens:

It will just freeze on the loading bar and it will not boot. Then I have to manually restart and it will always work on the second try. However this happens occasionally. This does NOT happen every time.

However when I am on it, it NEVER freezes up or has any issues such as slowdowns. All the H/W works great too. I can't remember when I froze up or had slowdowns.

What do you think I should do?


A:Sometimes Windows XP Freezes at Startup?

Hi Braxton -Do you have a decent (even free) anti virus also download and run Malwarebytes to check for infections -Also run check disk - Copy and paste this code into RunBox - Close all open programs , and click OK -This will restart your system and run a full 5 stage check and repair - It may take 30mins to 1 hour depending on your system -CMD /C ECHO Y|CHKDSK C: /R | SHUTDOWN /R /T 30Thank You -

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Windows 7 freezes at the 'loading windows' part, when it is just about to load the flag is freezes, you can see 4 dots of the flag just about to connect. This happens when i load the the operating system or the installation cd. It happens with other operating system installation disks aswell.

Can anyone help me???!!!!

A:Windows 7 freezes on startup

Hi try cleaning the dvd drive and remove and reseat the ram

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Hello,  I have a y40-70 that is newly upgraded to windows 10 with all of the new drivers from the lenovo downloads page. Over the past couple of days I have noticed that when I close the lid of my laptop to put it into sleep mode, the comuter will boot back up after a time and remain frozen, with a black screen and the two left LED's on the front lit up. The only thing that unfreezes the laptop is to force a restart by holding down the power button.  I am wondering if anyone has encountered this problem, or perhaps a solution?  

A:Y40-70 freezes after Windows 10 Upgrade when in sl...

I'm also having this problem. Its really annoying when I need to just close the lid for a short time to have to reboot the whole computer. Most recently when this happened, the laptop refused to turn back on and I had to plug it into the outlet to get it going again, even though I had around 65% battery left. Given how slow Windows 10 is when loading my desktop, its a good 10 minutes wasted whenever I have to reboot this thing. I've got all the updated drivers and I don't know what other troubleshooting steps to take.

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Merry Xmas!! Windows starts normally to Control/alt/delet box then takes 30 minutes + to get to desktop then freezes
I have run Dell hardware check,defrag,antivirus,malware and nothing...runs in safe mode fine.....tried sys restore...nothing works...guessing corrupted file??
I only see disk cleanup in sys tools....

A:Slow windows startup and then freezes

hi, how much memory you have? if have something to do with it. hope it helps.

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I recently replaced Windows 97 with Windows 2000. It worked okay at first but has now started freezing up during startup. This happens just after the tool bar becomes visible. Until I figure out a way to fix this my computer is rendered useless. Any advice?

A:Windows 2000 Freezes at startup

Windows 97?????????

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am using dell studio xps 16 laptop with windows vista 32 .recently i waas downloading some torrents and had not switched off my laptop for 3 days..when i finally switched it on the desktop shows and then no response.just the loading logo (blue circle)..i can click on only MY COMPUTER logo in my desktop..and can access the drives .but when the left is pressed the lading logo appears again..basically i cant access any shortcuts other than MY COMPUTER.i tried to click on organize drop down menu to c if any hidden files like recycler or something.but then again the screen is stuck with
that blue logo.
i used ccleaner to do the necessary cleaning ( in safe mode of course).used system restore to go back 3 days and still no result..
i have done even a virus scan with the latest update of avast ..but no use..
when the desktop appears and i click on start it says that this program is not responding and it would if you wait for sometime..when i click on ok the screen freezes and it never responds.i have even done a malware scan using malware bytes but still no result..is there any other way to fix it other than re installing windows?

A:Windows explorer freezes in startup

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o I can't see what is the problem with my WXP Media Centre 2002 SP3 machine.  Usually it runs well, with Bullguard Internet Security and finds few issues, but recently nearly every time it starts up after the Welcome screen, and build of desktop icons everything freezes.  Ctrl+Alt+Del does not work; clock stops and a restart via the button on the tower casing is required.  
o Funny thing is that after that PC works fine.  Usually this happens on the first start-up of each day.  If I close down and start again during same day, there is no problem.
o Shutdown is fine, no errors nor programmes closing wrongly.
o However I can't seem to start the PC in safe mode.  I read online that this might be due to malware, so that so far I haven't tied changing the boot routine via msconfig which I also read could be a possibility to help explore this more. 
oI seem to get the problem less (but not eliminate it) if I start up the machine without a broadband internet connection, wait and then re-establish this.
Hence I decided to post here for help!
o I have tried using Malwarebytes.  One PUP found.  Bullguard reports and scans find regularly very little if anything to quarantine.
o Disk clean up is done periodically and just finds a few temporary files
o Did a chkdsk /f didn't seem to find any problems.
o I have run ADW cleaner for which I have the report.
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A:Windows XP machine freezes on startup

Hello please post the ADWCleaner report and these....Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.... Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool ... Read more

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My windows Xp Pro is freezing right after i type in the password and the only way i can get on now is to go into safe mode. And i have ran all the virus, trojan, and spyware scans and fixed everything they told me to. please help quick because it is the computer i need for work but i only go in on tuesdays and thursdays.

A:Windows XP Pro freezes at startup please help quick

tap f8 when booting and try
last known good configuration

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Hello, I've been having a problem with my computer for a while. After Windows starts, sometimes the taskbar will freeze completely. If I open task manager, I can see the processes running (all the programs I have on startup will still run) but can't open anything else. If I use the run option in task manager to open something, it will simply ignore it or even freeze the task manager window and force me to open a new one. I have to force a shutdown since trying a shutdown from task manager doesn't work either.

This problem happens very randomly. It started a few months ago, it hadn't happened in a month or two but happened twice in the past three or four days. Since all the programs I have set to open on startup still run, (Skype, etc) I can only tell it's happening once I actually try to open something, even if it's just clicking the Skype icon on the system tray. Otherwise it will appear to be working normally.

I can't reproduce this problem because of how random it is so I can't really know if I've fixed it, but I'd like to know what could be causing it. Thanks in advance.

A:Windows randomly freezes on startup

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Hey guys,

I'm having an odd issue with my new Windows 10 install. The first time I boot up my PC it freezes at the login screen, when you would normally click to bring up the user/password screen. The network icon in the bottom right shows a red x. If I shut down the PC by holding down the power button, and then start it again it works fine. Setting the PC to sleep and starting from there also works fine. Anyone know what might be up?

A:New Windows 10 install freezes on first startup

Is that issue persisting every time you boot up the computer ?
Or it no longer happens ?

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Out of the blue my Windows 7 x64 laptop started having problems. Every time I boot it will get to the desktop and LOOK fine, but if I try to open anything it is completely unresponsive. Eventually it will notify me that Windows is not responding and offer to restart or wait. If I restart the icons and everything disappear, pause and reloads and everything works fine from then on out, until I reboot or restart, and then it happens again.

There is no obvious reason that I can think of such as something installed, deleted or modified at the time this started. The only thing near the same time was MicrosofotFixItCodecRun to remove a couple problemaatic codecs. Nothing glaring is showing as a running program or service that I can see. I ran Malwarebytes, did an AVG full scan, rKill and combofix. Below is a JHiJackThis log.

I should point out that this doesnt happen when I reboot to safe mode or safe mode with network support. Everything is fine there. I also have tried turning boot log on and off with normal start and it has not helped.

Any other thoughts/suggestions?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:20:16 AM, on 8/1/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell AIO Printer 948\dldfmon.exe
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A:Windows 7 freezes at startup (HiJack This Log)

Hello and welcome to TSF!

Do NOT run Combofix without proper instructions.


As stated by the author of ComboFix:

ComboFix is a very powerful tool which when improperly used may render your machine to a doorstop.

We first need to verify if there's any rootkits present and how they could affect our tools. DDS & GMER are preliminary scans. We use their logs to map our strategy for attack.

Go to the start menu, type run and click it. Type msconfig and go to the Services tab, check hide all microsoft services and hit disable all. Restart. If the problem is gone, go back to msconfig and re-enable half of the services you enabled. Restart. If the problem is still gone do the same for the other half and do this until the problem returns and you'll find the service responsible.

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