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Laptop won’t boot past the loading screen

Q: Laptop won’t boot past the loading screen

I have a Lenovo G51-35 laptop and it will not go past the loading screen. I have tried everything, I did the BIOS reset thing and that did nothing. I tried the automatic repair and it wouldn?t go past ?diagnosing your laptop?. Please help! I need this for school.

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A: Laptop won’t boot past the loading screen

What version of Windows is your system running?

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Hello all,

First and foremost, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this. Anyhow, a friend of mine has a Toshiba Satellite p205 laptop running windows Vista Home Premium. Within a 4 week span she has found the use of her laptop impossible. The symptoms are as follows:
- The laptop powers on and off normally, and will display a black screen with the options to hit f12 and f2 to configure settings. If allowed to run, it will continue to the Windows loading screen. However, it will simply freeze after it loads to a black screen with the mouse cursor (which is still able to move). Other times it will show a black screen with a lot of text before rapidly flickering to a BSoD, powering down immediately.
- Occasionally, the laptop will prompt to begin a system recovery, reading: "Select an OS to repair and click next." Yet, no operating systems show up in the list and loading drivers reveals nothing is on the computer anymore. Attempting to access the (C:) drive will result in unbearable lag -- to the point where it will freeze.
- Attempting to boot into safe mode is the same as trying to normally boot.

Prior to all this happening, the computer slowed down considerably and would have freezes often. Ctrl+alt+delete would not work and she would be forced to shut down the computer by pressing the power button. If any insight is revealed, that would be great. I will try to provide any additional info if needed.

Thank you.

A:Laptop Unable to Boot up Past the Microsoft Loading Screen

Please check the laptop for any built-in diagnostic utility and run the hard drive fitness test (short then long) and RAM test, if available by booting to BIOS setup. While in BIOS, check the hard drive is also recognized or present. You can also, remove a stick of RAM (if 2 are available) and alternately use one to check on the restarting problem would go away.

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Alright , 2 days ago i was playing games as usual, went to bed at like 10, next morning i wake up, turned on my pc and basically what happened was it said ?Attempting to recover installation? for 1 second , and then second later switches to ?Restoring your previous version of Windows? which sits there for about a second also , after that pc just restarts and it repeats itself. Already gave it time to load thinking that it?ll solve itself left it there for about 16 hrs , no result , please help.

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My dell laptop has windows vista and will turn on my computer the windows error recovery comes up and gives me the option to click start windows normally or launch start up repair. When I start windows normally it bring me to a black screen with a loading bar that says microsoft corporation and "loads" for hours on end and never brings me to the home page. When I launch start up repair it "repairs" but then brings me back to the loading screen. I've tried clicking f8 and going to the system recovery options but none of them seem to work. When I click startup repair it repairs but sends me black to the screen withthe loading bar. When I click system restore it says no restore points have been created onm my coputers system disk and to make a restore point i have to open system protection so I click it and it says my computer is running in a limited diagnostic state and won't allow me to do anything. When I click windows complete PC restore it says no valid backup locations could be found even when I put in the restore DVD. When I click windows memory diagnostic tool it works and then restarts my computer which brings me back to the loading screen. When I click command prompt it doesnt really do anything. I have no idea what to do, please help me!

A:my laptop won't go past the loading screen

Please start with these free, bootable diagnostics (I suspect the Hard drive):


H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (read the details at the link)

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So my computer usually gets hot a lot and I complained to my dad so he decided to blow in the fan regions and then use a portable vacuum to try to get any dust. Now the computer starts but stops at the screen where the little bar passes from one side to the other. Then after like 10 minutes of it trying to load the computer screen goes black(seems like the whole display turns off not just showing a black screen). The weird part is that safe mode works. Any idea?

A:Laptop does not get past loading screen.

It sounds like an issue with a driver, possibly a video driver.

If you can find your way to device manager in safe mode then uninstall the video device you see there and then install the correct or current drivers.

If you need help with any of these steps then please tell us more about your laptop, its specifications, etc.

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Hi there, my laptop will not get past the loading screen on normal mode. I am using a HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC which I have had for 3 months and it is a second hand laptop. Last night it was working fine but when I tried to turn it on this morning it gave me a blue error screen and now it gets stuck on the loading screen. I am currently on Safe Mode with Networking on the same laptop. I didn't see what the error code was on the blue screen.

A:Laptop won't get past the loading screen

check your event log

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My dell laptop has windows vista and will turn on my computer the windows error recovery comes up and gives me the option to click start windows normally or launch start up repair. When I start windows normally it bring me to a black screen with a loading bar that says microsoft corporation and "loads" for hours on end and never brings me to the home page. When I launch start up repair it "repairs" but then brings me back to the loading screen. I've tried clicking f8 and going to the system recovery options but none of them seem to work. When I click startup repair it repairs but sends me black to the screen withthe loading bar. When I click system restore it says no restore points have been created onm my coputers system disk and to make a restore point i have to open system protection so I click it and it says my computer is running in a limited diagnostic state and won't allow me to do anything. When I click windows complete PC restore it says no valid backup locations could be found even when I put in the restore DVD. When I click windows memory diagnostic tool it works and then restarts my computer which brings me back to the loading screen. When I click command prompt it doesnt really do anything. I have no idea what to do, please help me!

A:my laptop won't go past the loading screen

*My dell laptop has windows vista and when I turn on my computer

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My problem is that windows 7 wont get past the loading screen when its loading the OS. I have noticed that it will work when i have only 2GB(one stick) in but when i try to put all 8GB(4 sticks) in, it wont work. This same thing happened when i was trying to install windows 7 from a fresh install.

I would really like to get this problem solved, so if anyone has some advice. Please let me know.

Please & Thank You,

A:Windows 7 won't boot past the loading screen

Hello there, Madog Welcome to the Se7enforums!

You would think that little over 2gb-3gb problem seen with the 64bit Vista would have been solved for 7 which for most it has. I run the 64bit 7 RC with 4gb without a glitch! With the larger number of dimms however you may have run into some bad memory which would be a cause to consider since the 64bit 7 supports a larger amount of ram over that seen with the 64bit predacessor.

One fast way to at least isolate the one or more bad dimms if that's the case would be trying the other two you removed without the working pair in. If you mixed pairs of dimms by a different brand seeing a different timings that will cause problems.

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A while ago I was having a lot of problems with my personal computer so I decided to format it and delete everything using DBAN boot & nuke, however I did a secure format which wiped all the drives several times and afterwards I could not get the computer to boot from a CD. This is exactly the same problem that I had with my brother's computer after using DBAN on it so I was a bit stupid to attempt it on mine, however I had done it before on my computer with no adverse effects so I thought I was safe.

I checked all the HDD jumpers and BIOS settings, even bought a new HDD as I thought that may be the problem but it still wouldn't work. So in the end I just hooked the new HDD up to the general family computer and installed Windows XP onto it with that. This worked fine with no problems at all and Windows XP loaded with no problems. I then took the HDD back up to my room and re-connected it to my computer. I booted the computer up and it booted up to the loading screen and got no further. This is still the point I am stuck at now and I don't really know where to go from here.

Some background to the machine: I am using a Pentium 3 I believe, 200gb HDD, Asus Mobo, quite an old setup but and it's had problems such as this in the past (although not identical) and I've always managed to patch it up. I am buying a laptop for myself but I really want to fix this so I can give it to my bro for Christmas so any feedback will be greatly appreciated.



A:Computer won't boot past loading screen

It might be that the hard drive you took back to the computer in your room has problems loading drivers on another machine. If you originally installed XP on one machine and installed drivers for that machine, I would think once you try swapping the drive to another different computer that some devices would complain on the motherboard.

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Ok, so iv put this computer together, installed windows 7 Ultimate 32bit and i got it up and running perfect for like a day.

The next morning i switched it on and was working good for couple of hours then it seemed like the whole computer started to slow down and i got a blue screen error. so i rebooted and tried to start windows but, it then says windows is loading files then goes to the logo loading and after that it just goes to a black screen!? iv tried everything to get it back running safe mode, low res mode, repair, boot from disk etc but nothing.
So i thought i would try and put the HD in another computer and wipe it to re-install windows but when i put it in another comp it does the same thing.. does the logo loading and then to black screen

Iv found that when i remove the HD from my PC and boot from the windows 7 disk then it gets to the windows 7 installation bit so do you think it could be a problem with the HD?
Sorry for long post, just trying to give as much detail as i can

Any help would be appreciated thanks.

A:HELP! Windows 7 will not boot up past loading screen!

That is my bet.. If you removed the Hard Drive and now you are able to boot to the CD.. It is most likely the Hard Drive..

Hope this Helps..

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I had a problem where my laptop wouldn't load past the buffering circle after the Hp logo. And after many restarts it started working fine, except every time I open my laptop it will go to my login page and it won't let me type in my password. from there I would have to restart the laptop and then it would show up like it normally should... However the black screen with the buffering circle came back and I have tried to fix it myself using the forums and it seems to have made it worse... Now after the buffering circle, the screen goes black and no amount of waiting is changing that, please help me!P.s my warranty has ran out, I have no disc for recovery and rescue and I have tried hard reseting it (taking battery out and holding the power button on the laptop) and still nothing... I have tried system restore but there is nothing I can do, tried reseting and refreshing my laptop but it won't let me do that either...

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After a visit to the wonderful land of pornography, my dell (about 5 years old) has decided that it doesn't want to boot past the loading screen. Just before this happened, I booted up and the screen froze on the desktop, flashing some distorted lines across the center of the screen.

I have tried rebooting multiple times and running diagnostics, but nothing appeared wrong. I'm going to assume its virus related.

I'm not that computer savvy, so I could really use some help. =) Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Windows XP won't boot past loading screen

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Hey there, ok my computer wouldnt boot, so i re-seated the Procesor, ram, and graphics card.. now.. Here is a bit about my computer.. MOBO is Asus A8n SLI Deluxe, AMD Atholon 64, Gforce 5500 FX 256mb , and 2 gig of ram(4 512 sticks).. Problem is, i have my SATA HD hookd up, and it boots as far as the windows loading screen, then says something like "Setup is restarting" thn goes to a blue scrren and i get a pop up saying "Insufficient System Resources Exist to Complete the API" then it rstarts and repeats..

now i tried hooking my reg HD up to it from my other computer, and it gets past the BIOS and then asks me to restart in safe mode or normal and all that stuff.. then onc i choose one it restarts.. Any ideas?? i need to get this working.. thanks..BTW im not that computer
Saavey.. but help is appreciated

A:Windows wont boot past loading screen.

did you redo the paste on the cpu when you disturbed it
are you trying to install to the sata
if you are,did you load a driver with f6 when it asks
have you set the bios to see the sata as ide
to hook up the drive from the other computer it will look for the m/b from the computer it came from and when it does not find it,it will stop dead in it's tracks
to run this drive you have to run a repair install of windows

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I noticed a couple days ago that my computer gave me a message saying Disk I/O error, i pressed a key and my computer started up fine. Today however, i notice my computer goes from the Disk I/O error screen right to one that says I can launch windows normally, or start the repair. When i try to press the repair option,the screens blinks and goes back to the option to select repair or boot normally again. So when i try to boot normally, i get stuck at the green bar loading screen.

Anyone know whats going on? Please don't tell me its the hard drive

A:Cannot boot past loading screen/ Disk IO error

Please don't tell me its the hard driveClick to expand...

Ok I won't, but it is.


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My laptop randomly shut off, now when i turn it back on it just loops on the start-up loading screeb. I tried to do a factory reset but it said the data was locked or something? Please help and fast!!

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i use my computer mostly for gaming but I also sometimes use it for accounts within the last month whilst playing a game my computer suddenly blank screened and reset only when it rebooted the no boot device screen appeared after looking for a solution I found the small battery on the mother board and removed it to lay to have it advance to the same steps after an hour of trying now it will no longer go past the workstation first screen any help will be appreciated

A:Intel desktop won’t go past workstation screen

*update* after once more resetting my desktop it has returned to the black screen where it says
?Reboot and Select proper boot device
Or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key?
but no matter what I press it only says the same thing over again

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I recently tried to reset my Lenovo flex 3 back to factory settings, which is about a year and a half old, and instead of resetting it froze. I tried to restart the laptop while it was frozen, which seemed like it worked, but after a couple minutes I saw that it wasn?t making it past the logo screen. It just continuously restarted itself up until the logo screen, blacked out, then started again. How can I get my computer up and running again???

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I was browsing the web and my laptop froze. I held the powe button to turn it off and now when i turn it on, it only goes to the windows logo and no farther. If i leave it alone, after 20 minutes it goes to a black screen with a cursor. I have tried starting in safemode as well and it only loads some of the files before freezing. I have also tried startup repair. After a few minutes it gives a few options such as system restore. I tried a restore and it still doesn't load. How do i fix this?

A:Laptop wont start past windows loading screen

Hello vocalized and welcome to Seven Forums. Sorry you're having these issues.

One of the Forum experts prepared this troubleshooting tutorial. It's time consuming but has helped many with their startup problems.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Hey all,
I'm running a hp pavilion d4790y, with vista 32bit. I startup the computer and there are groups of 4 vertical lines all across the screen, and the computer wont boot past the windows loading bar. The computer was doing this before and had a hard drive laying around i was dying to use. I installed the new hdd and did a complete clean install of vista 32bit, and updated the drivers. The lines stopped and the computer worked perfectly for about 2 weeks and same problem happened again. My only thought at this point is the video card is bad. I put this card in my other pc and the other pc failed to boot at all (no lines). Any wisdom on this matter would be greatly appreciated, and i thank you all in advance.

Link to pc specs: http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/hp-...-32331176.html
(these are correct specs besides I'm running 2 gb of ram instead of 1gb)

A:vertical lines on screen, wont boot past windows loading bar

I had a similar problem when my computer tipped over.
I reseated the memory sticks and the problem stopped.
Hope this works for you.

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I was working on my laptop when I got this blue error screen. The error message was "KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR". So I restarted the laptop, it took a long time to boot up, and before it could fully bootup, I got another blue screen error. This time the error message was "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA", something was wrong in file PartMgr.sys.

I restarted the laptop again, this time it wouldn't go past the initial bootup screen (with the company logo and 'Press Esc to enter Setup, Press F12 to...'). I see the CPU light is on constantly, but it just stays on the same screen. I waited for more than 30mins, it wouldn't bootup.

How can I fix it? I did not install any new hardware or software. When the error occured I had Firefox and Visual Studio open. The laptop is Compaq V2000 series, Pentium M processor, with Windows XP Pro.


A:Laptop would not boot past the first screen

The first thing I would look at is your RAM. Download Memtest86+ (http://www.memtest.org/) either as a bootable floppy disk or a CD image. Once you have properly made either the CD or disk, put it in the problem computer and restart.

Once the program has started, leave it for a couple of hours or overnight. When you return to the computer, let us know if any errors or problems were found.

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I am having a problem getting my laptop to boot all the way. It will boot up to the Windows log in screen but the cursor/mouse freezes and can not move to activate log in box to sign in.
I am able to boot and use safe mode but this is the only way I can get a complete boot up.

I would appreciate any help I can get as I do not want to lose all the info I have on computer.

Thanks in advance

A:Laptop will not boot past windows sign in screen

Hello.Please provide the following information.OSWhen did the problem begin?Any abnormal behavior of the computer near the time the problem began?Has the computer had a malware infection at some time in the recent past?

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Hi, I have a HP g56 laptop running windows 7. However it wont boot into windows. When I turn the laptop on, I get the HP logo, at which point I can press ESC and get the following Menu:
F1)System Information
F2)System Diagnostics
F9)Boot Device Options
F10)BIOS Setup
F11)System recovery

If I dont press esc to access this menu, then the computer just sits with a blinking line in the top left.
I have tried to hit F11 in the menu, but it doesn't work, it does what I said above.
I have ran System Diagnostics, but everything passed......

Right now I am waiting for Ubuntu to download so I can create a liveCD and see how that does..
What else can I do?
Thank you

A:[SOLVED] HP Laptop wont boot past HP/screen

So im getting this error when trying to create a bootable USB drive on another laptop(Windows 7). Im trying to use my external hard drive as the USB drive.
-I have formatted the drive and tried in booth NTFS and exFAT...

Help please ;)

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I tried to factory reset my laptop, came back to find it switched off. Tried to turn it back on and it won't go past the HP screen and gets stuck in a loop of black screen...HP screen.I tried pressing windows key and b and caps lock flashes twice indicating bios corruption, but the suggested way of fixing it (press and hold until bios recovery comes up) doesn't work.I can access the menu by pressing escape but choosing any option on there produces no effect. Please help.

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Hi, I was simply searching videos on youtube of the Reknowned "College Humor" videos for a good laugh. But soon I realized that my PC was running quite slowly and then after a while it completely froze. I couldn't do anything, nothing i did would work . So unfourtunantly i had to hard shutdown it. I've had this laptop for just under a year, here are its System Specs:
Primary hard drive 250 GB
Amt of video RAM 64 MB
Graphics hardware Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
Amt of RAM 2GB
RAM type DDR3
Memory card reader Yes
Motherboard chipset Intel GL40
Its just an Acer Extensa 5635Z without any added components.

And here's what happened after i rebooted it, It comes up with the Boot Up screen and something about some components are having failure or some other fault in the system. And it has two options:
1. Start Startup Repair(Recommended)
2. Start Windows Normally

I go to "Start windows Normally" and it goes to boot up normally, but then after the Windows 7 logo appears it flashes black, then flashes a blue screen but its too quick for me to view it. And then it goes black for a bit and restarts at the Boot up Screen with the Two options.
I go Start Startup Repair and it says loading files, and finishes then goes to a black screen for a bit, i thought it was still doing it , and so i left it for 15~20 minutes and it loads up the Windows 7 login screen, but with no users available for selection.

Please assist me if you can I am... Read more

A:Solved: My Laptop wont get past the Boot Up Screen

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop that I bought new about three months ago. I often put it into sleep mode at night so I won't have to totally reboot the next morning. A few days ago I forgot to plug it in overnight. The battery must have run completely down, since it had no power the next day. I plugged it in and powered it up like normal - but it only got to the "Smith family" intro page with the spinning dots that go round and round, waiting for the desktop screen to appear. Except it never does. Those dots never stop going round and round. I tried booting into safe mode (by holding down the Shift key) when it starts, but it only booted to a blue screen with the same spinning dots and no change or alternate screen. I removed and replaced the battery - no change.

I didn't do anything out of the ordinary the last night I used the laptop. If I can't even get into it or get to safe mode, what else is there? And this is a *new* computer! Is this a Toshiba thing or what?

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I have an hp pavillion ze5185 laptop and when I turned it on yesterday, it started booting up and just paused at that blue Windows XP screen (just before Windows plays it's dandy startup music). It wasn't frozen - I could move the mouse arrow around and everything - but no keyboard keys would register, not even my favorite Ctrl-Alt-Del. Left it for hours and it still didn't get past that screen. Turned off and on multiple times, tried loading default setup values, starting in safe mode, and it still wouldn't get past that screen.

This may be connected to the problem, who knows: recently a blue screen of death has been popping up whenever I was using the laptop and then the computer would restart itself. The blue screen said something like, "It's ok if this screen pops up once but if it happens more often then do something about it." My brother said it was an overheating problem.

When I try to open the DVD drive at this blue screen, it'll open for me! Wonder if that makes a difference...

I can enter PhoenixBIOS if I press F2 before it gets to that stupid Windows screen. Let me know if you helpful computer geniuses need any more information! Please help!

A:HP laptop won't boot past blue Windows screen

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Not sure if I'm posting this in the right section. If I've put this in the wrong area, you have my apologies.

My laptop has had an immense amount of trouble booting over the past couple of weeks. I've google searched and tried every trick I could find to fix the problem, but things have only gotten worse. I've even tried posting the ordeal on another forum in the hopes that I could get some help, but I think it just annoyed people that I posted a wall text instead... so I'd like to start over in my attempts to troubleshoot this problem and hopefully get some help. I'm past the point of coming out of this unscathed, but I really want to avoid a system restore. I've foolishly put off backing up my stuff for the 8 months that I've owned my laptop, so only as a last resort would I prefer to do that.


Acer Aspire 7741Z-4643
- intel pentium processor P6100 (2.0 Hz, 3MB L3 cache)
- intel HD graphics
- 3GB DDR3 Memory
- 250GB SATA hard drive
- Running on windows Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition

Here's exactly what happens when I try to boot:

First it shows the Acer logo, then the blinking cursor (Where I can hit f8 for more options), then I get to a screen that tells me Windows can't start up. It recommends that I do startup repair, but starting windows normally is also an option. If I do that, it tells me that it's attempting repairs and pretty much nothing happens. It says that it may take over an hour, but I waited much, much longer than that to no ... Read more

A:Laptop Won't Boot, can't get past Initial Windows Screen


I recently fiddled around in the recovery command prompt to see if I could get anything to change. I typed the following in the command prompt:

bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
cd boot
attrib bcd -s -h -r
ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
bootrec /RebuildBcd

I shut down after this. Upon restarting, I got a few different things. This time it started into the Windows Boot manager and directly told me that windows failed to start and that I should use the installation disk (Which I don't have) to repair.

The same happens when trying to boot in safe mode after waiting a minute or two. It gives a few details at the bottom:

File: \Windows\system32\config\system

Status: 0xc00000e9

Info: Windows failed to load because the system file registry file is missing, or corrupt.

I'm not sure if I made things better or worse here, but I'm glad to see it's not in an endless loop of startup repair anymore.

Going to try booting with my Windows Recovery usb again. Beforehand, any progress I made was hindered by the startup repair showing up before I could reach a command line. I'll report back with what I find (Hopefully someone is reading this. )

Edit: Nope, I ultimately get the same problem when trying this. This really sucks. I hope someone can help.

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Ignore this thread please, i found out the issue involved to much RAM.

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Toshiba Satellite Pro L20
Windows XP Home Edition SP 3 (probably 2 now after trying to fix things)
CA Security Centre
Attempted fixes: system restore, last known good configuration, safe mode (and variants) booting from installation cd, repair, recovery console.

Recently, my toshiba satellite pro l20 running windows xp home edition has stopped booting up. I had tried various methods of getting it to work, but nothing did. Currently, if booting normally, with no disk, it will go to the resuming setup (or something like it) screen and then finish on windows safe mode, but just a black screen, with an error message flashing very quickly, and then the computer reboots. If i start it with the windows disk, I can get to the recovery console, but as soon as i enter 1 (which os to choose) it comes up with an irql stop error. If i try going into installation, the irql error happens when i press f8 to agree to the license agreement. Booting into safe mode etc does not work, as it does the same as normal. Any help in this urgent matter is much appreciated.

That was before, but now, on the default setting without doing anything, after the display with press f2 for setup, f12 for bootup options, it is just a black screen with no rebooting.

Also, the laptop is not under warranty any more


A:Laptop won't boot past toshiba screen, irql errors

Hello Adrian

This is a driver or hardware problem.

Can you use your XP installation CD again to run setup and try the suggestions here under
"Look for other hardware issues"

Before you start disconnect all peripherals and cards except the video card.


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my msi gp62m 7rdx gaming notebook will not boot up. When I turn it on it shows the logo then goes to a blank grey screen, sometimes with a cursor.

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Hello, I own a ASUS rog GL752v
Today it shut off without any notice , almost as if the battery was empty , even though it was plugged in and charging.
Now whenever I try turn on the laptop there is nothing but a white led power light (lightbulb) and a green battery light, whenever I hold the power button down these lights go off , I also cannot take battery out as it?s built in.
Anyone can advise please ?

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I'm just wondering what the cause may be for this.

The vista Disc does not find any problems with startup. However, I am dual booting with ubuntu, (which still boots up and runs fine), and as I said earlier, so does safe mode.

I was just interested if anyone had any suggestions on where to focus on looking at.

The reason for the crash was, I did have a bunch of spyware bombard computer (my fault), but scans have come up negative. I was debating on putting this up as it might make people automatically throw this post in the malware forum. if it really is the malware issue, I will definitely deal with that later but for now, I want to try to focus on what could be causing vista to I put the above in so that if in case that was the root cause I would not have upset anybody.
Windows version: Vista Home Premium 32 bit
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700, 2GB, 8800GT


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My friend has a XP Home OS. When he fires up his computer, that sucker wont boot past the little loading bar. It just stays there indefinently. I had him boot off the 6 XP boot discs and run "FIXBOOT" to re-write the boot sector, still nothing. We booted up off the XP-CD and ran the setup so we could run the repair (R), files loaded and the computer restarted. Still nothing happened. The files that remain on his computer are so fragile that doing a fresh install of his OS would be a disaster. Any thoughts as to restoring the computer?

Thanks for you help!
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A:Can't boot past XP loading bar

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I have a Toshiba laptop that won't load up. It says " we apologize for the inconvenience , but windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have cause this "

It also shows me 5 modes I can choose from :
Safe mode
Safe mode with Networking
Safe mode with command prompt
Last Known Good Config
Start Windows Normally

When I select any of these modes , it just stays at the loading screen and doesn't do anything. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

A:Laptop won't boot up, stays at loading screen

Windows what?

What version of Windows?

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I hope this isn't too long.
My Toshiba laptop was working fine. Our internet provider is Comcast. Comcast has replace McAfee antivirus with Nortons, and I was trying to migrate from McAfee to Norton according to Comcasts instructions. Now the laptop will not boot. This is what I get:
Power on.
Toshiba splash screen
Windows is loading files
Microsoft Corp progress bar
Startup Repair window
Windows cannot repair this computer automatically.
This gives two options:

view diagnostic and repair details This shows Number of attempts: 19, and all tests completed successfully.

Advanced Recovery Options This shows:
Startup Repair. Which always fails.
System Restore. This fails because no restore points have been created.
Windows Complete PC Restore. This fails because I dont have a backup image.
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool. This found no memory errors.
Command Prompt. This gives me a DOS window, but I dont know what to do with it.
Toshiba Recovery Wizard. This will reformat C: so I have not done this.

I also found this under View Problem Details:
Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartUpRepairV2
Problem Signature 01: autofallover
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6001.18000.6.0.6001.18000
Problem Signature 03: 6
Problem Signature 04: 1245203
Problem Signature 05: CorruptRegistry
Problem Signature 06: CorruptRegistry
Problem Signature 07: 1016
Problem Signature 08: 3
Problem Signature 09: RollbackRegistry
Problem Signature 10: 0
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So here is my problem, About a week ago I reformatted my computer. Everything worked wonderfully and my computer ran great. Then 3 days ago at the end of the night I went to shut it down and it said "install updates and shut down." So, I told it to install and shut down. The next day when I went to turn it on, for the first time since that shutdown, it froze on the XP loading screen. I manually turned it off, then tried again and selected to start windows normally. It came up fine, and ran just great since then, with a couple of different shutdown and restarts in between. Last night, it again said "install updates and shut down." I clicked for it to install and shut down. Now this morning I can't get past the XP loading screen. I have tried 4 different times. I don't know what to try. I also, don't know if the "install and shut down" is part of the problem or just a coincidence. If anyone can help that would be great. Thank you all for your help.

And I do have service pack 3 installed

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Here is the issue... I'm working on a Dell Vostro 420. Everytime the machine starts up it gets to the XP loading screen and just sits there. I left it running on the loading screen for about 20 minutes and nothing happens. I tried booting into all forms of safe mode (regular, with networking, with command prompt) and once it gets to MUP.sys nothing happens, and the computer just sits there. I booted to a Windows XP disc and did the first repair option, just did a "fixboot" that time. Same issue happened. After that I decided to do a second option repair on the XP disc, just repair the installation, still having the same issue. I would think maybe it may be hardware related as this point, I don't know. After all this I decided to reseat the RAM and the computer would not boot at all, no video on one, no video and beeping sound on the other, and with both sticks in there is beeping with no video. I used another stick of the same type that I had laying around and the computer will boot, but with the same problem, XP loading screen, doesn't boot into Windows, and I cannot boot into any forms of Safe Mode.

Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks

A:Can't get past loading screen

All fixboot does it rewrite the Master Boot Record. That's not necessarily the problem. Do the repair again except select the Recovery Console option. Once at the console prompt, type "chkdsk /r" (without the quotes) and press enter. This will likely take 30-40 minutes, but there's a 75% chance that it will resolve the issue. If it does not, there are other options. Let's try this first.

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When i try and boot my dell laptop i cant get past the loading screen. It just says starting windows and lasts for at least half an hour and sometimes it lasts until i have to do a force shutdown.
has anyone any ideas how to solve as i have priceless photo's i need to keep.
Maany thanks

A:Cant get past loading screen

first are you able to boot into Windows? or it just hangs at the "starting Windows" screen?

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Hello, yesterday i was on my pc, the power went in the whole house, after it came back on i turned my pc back on and since then i haven't been able to get past the loading screen, i'm currently on a friends laptop to write this, my computer is running windows xp and i was pretty sure it was virus free, running advance system care and mbam almost everyday and nothing came up, for a month or so now

After a while of googleing my problem i think it is a virus causing windows to continueously reloop the loading screen or something, i can't run in safemode because it gets stuck at MUP.SYS and just stays on that page

I don't have my windows cd anymore either, as its a pretty old computer, is there anything i can do to fix this? Or is it screwed?

Thanks in advance to anyone who tries to help me fix this problem. :)

Also, seems to do the same kind of thing when i replace the hard drive with the one in my friends laptop

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So here is my problem, About a week ago I reformatted my computer. Everything worked wonderfully and my computer ran great. Then 3 days ago at the end of the night I went to shut it down and it said "install updates and shut down." So, I told it to install and shut down. The next day when I went to turn it on, for the first time since that shutdown, it froze on the XP loading screen. I manually turned it off, then tried again and selected to start windows normally. It came up fine, and ran just great since then, with a couple of different shutdown and restarts in between. Last night, it again said "install updates and shut down." I clicked for it to install and shut down. Now this morning I can't get past the XP loading screen. I have tried 4 different times. I don't know what to try. I also, don't know if the "install and shut down" is part of the problem or just a coincidence. If anyone can help that would be great. Thank you all for your help.

A:XP won't get past loading screen

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I installed some updates the other day, one of which was an update for my graphics card driver. Since doing this I have been unable to get past the loading screen. Instead of the login screen appearing I just get a black screen. Only the mouse cursor is visible and I am able to move it around the screen.

My first thought was that it was an issue with the graphics card's driver. However, I put a new graphics card in my PC and I'm still having the same problem, so I'm assuming that it goes deeper than this.

I am also unable to boot in safe mode as I have the same issue, so I have no access to system restore.

Is there any way for me to fix this problem without reformatting?

A:Can't Get Past Loading Screen

I don't know whether you have a PC or a laptop. In the case of laptops, the drivers should always be obtained from the laptop vendor's support website. The laptop vendors often have to modify drivers for their systems. In the case of PC's, the drivers are often updated just to support some games and their description often shows what problems they may cause.

I guess you're saying that pressing F8 during the boot process will not take you to the boot options, such as "last good known configuration" or "safe mode". In that case, I'm guessing you're going to need to recover Windows using either the installation discs or a Linux disc. On the other hand, you could just remove the graphics card (while shut down) and try booting that way using the onboard graphics. If that works, you could put the graphics card back in, while shut down, and let Windows provide the default graphics driver during the boot process. Then you can install the appropriate driver.

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I have a legitimate copy of XP Pro that I have been using for years. However in the last week or so sometimes when booting up I am stuck on the XP Loading screen with the blue rectangle that moves from left to right. It just won?t get to the desktop. I have reformatted twice since then and for some reason I keep having this problem. As far as I am aware my system is stable as I?ve been using for years. Getting quite frustrating as seems a bit of hit and miss as to wether I can get to desktop.

AMD Athlonx62 4400+
Geforce 9800GT 512MB
ASUS M2N-E-SLI Motherboard (Using onboaRd sound so no soundcard)
4GB DDR2 Ram
Any ideas?


A:PC not getting past XP loading screen

Hello mate,

What PSU are you using on that rig of yours?

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Awhile back i had a virus, but i got rid of it by the help of people here. Now everynow and then my laptop wont load past the Windows XP loading screen. I generally go into safe mode and will do a system restore and it will work fine for a few shutdowns or restarts, but it varies in the number of times i can shut down. Should i just reformat? or should i attempt a repair. Also my codecs are messed up, i can only play DVD's with VLC media player, i'd rather use Windows Media, but it only plays about 25% of the time. Any suggestions for either topic are much appreciated, thanks in advance.

A:Cant Get Past The Loading Screen

The fact that Windows will pause during boot or won't boot...can possibly be fixed by using the fixmbr command from the Recovery Console.Black Screen (fixmbr) - http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;314503 XP RepairUsing FIXMBR Command - http://www.tech-recipes.com/windows_instal...on_tips483.html Any error messages of any sort when this inability to boot occurs?Are you using the current version of WMP?I don't know what codecs you have installed...but it might be worthwhile to try the K-Lite Codec Pack or something similar.Do you have a MS XP CD?When you say "repair" do you mean "repair" or "restore"?Louis

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Hi, I went to turn on my PC tonight and Windows XP gets to the loading bar as it usually does but then goes directly to a blank black screen. No cursor, nothing.

I tried booting into Safe Mode and Safe Mode with Command Prompt but with no luck. Each time I try those methods it gets to the point where it starts to load the files but then it just gets hung up on that screen.

I also tried to boot from the Windows XP operating CD but I get the same as though it wasn't even there - Windows XP starts to load showing the loading bar and then the screen goes black.

I'm running Windows XP Pro with SP2. My PC was working fine last night when I shut it off and I haven't installed or downloaded anything that I'm aware of that would cause this problem.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit
Intel Quad Core Processor (Q66 something)
6G Ram
LanParty DK X48 Series Motherboard
ATI 4870 Graphics Card

Problem Scenario -

I come home today and find out that the power shut off today due to a small aircraft crashing into some telephone poles near my house...... I go to restart my computer (which was plugged into a surge protector) Starts normally and begins loading windows. I click on my Account and everything starts up but everything is taking forever to load. I thought that was odd so I opened up Task manager to see what was utilizing so much of my processor. I then receive an error message that regretably I didn't write down.... something like Unable to locate EXPLORER.EXE. After that everything pretty much ground to a halt so I restarted the computer hoping it would go away. The computer restarts and I get the loading Windows screen and then the little Vista round symbol pops up a second before I should be able to click on my account to log in. After the nice little glowing vista symbol shows itself though, I get a black screen with only my movable mouse on it. (I cannot bring up task manager, I already tried) Every time I restart it now I get the same issue, windows loads all the way up to the moment my user accounts should show up then it goes to black.....
Things I have already done:

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Hi I don't know if this will help but it s not alt ctrl del it is ctrl alt del to bring up task manager,using a copy of linux can help you copy of your data http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/

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Ive been having troubles with my pc since i first got it, Nearly everything in it has had to be replaced and im still having troubles.

Heres my setup:

Mobo = Asus A8N Premium
Graphics = Nvidia Gforce 6800GS
CPU = Amd 64 3200+
Dno what make my HD's are But ones a 30 and ones a 20 GB
and i got 1GB of 2x Corsair 512mb pc3200 DDR1.

All was working fine for a while after i had my Motherboard replaced because it was faulty then one day it just crashed and wouldn't boot up for an hour or so. So i left it thinking it had overheated and came back to it to start it up, It started booting up fine until it got to the Windows logo, where the bar travels across the screen, Froze and restarted, It wouldnt stop. Now there is a few possabilities, Either the graphics card has been fried in the past, because it was running way to hot and i had to fit a pci slot fan next to it to cool it, The cpu chip is fried because the cpu fan is faulty and i need it replacing, The PSU cant handle the setup as its quite old asin over a year and only 400W Or; The hard drive has failed (last time i took it in the shop they said it had a corrupt section but it wouldnt effect windows or anything at that time but it may have goten worse).

If any of you have any idea whats wrong could you please post as i am in need of knowing so as i can take it in the shop and get it fixed rather than getting them to spend time and me to spend money finding out what it is.


A:Wont go past the loading screen

Go to Safe Mode
Repeatively press F8 on system startup, and log into Windows under Safe mode

Please try this:

Manual steps to run Chkdsk from My Computer or Windows Explorer

Open My Computer, and then right-click the hard disk that you want to check.
Click Properties, and then click Tools.
Under Error-checking, click Check Now. A dialog box that shows the Check disk options is displayed
Use one of the following procedures:

? To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, click Start.
? To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, select the Automatically fix file system errors check box, and then click Start. (tick)
? To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box.

Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message:

The disk check could not be performed because the disk check utility needs exclusive access to some Windows files on the disk. These files can be accessed by restarting Windows. Do you want to schedule the disk check to occur the next time you restart the computer?Click to expand...

Click Yes to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.

Wait until Chkdsk finishes Checking / Repairing any faults
Windows will then either restart your computer or continue loading Normally.

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