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Laptop crashes after loading windows 7 every time.

Q: Laptop crashes after loading windows 7 every time.

Hi guys, I need help, I am running windows 7 64, I think I got a virus, so in safe mode I have run avg, then super antispywar, then I ran sfc / scan now and it is telling me that it couldn't change some of the files, so I have looked at the report and it tells me the following, imjpuexc.exe, imjputyc.dll, micross.ttf, times.ttf, timesbi.ttf, sylvan.ttf, amd64\if1371e3.ppd, aren't able to be repaired.
I haven't got the original win7 disk because it was factory installed. What is interesting, is that it crashes in safe mode with networking as well. Have tried to use the restore point nil luck,

I can get into the homepage and it seems one minute later it freezes and I need to do a hard reboot every time.
Not sure what to do?....

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Preferred Solution: Laptop crashes after loading windows 7 every time.

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I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)


I recently purchased a laptop, it was working fin until yesterday when i went to turn it on it kept restarting after the windows loading screen i was able to get to the windows boot menu, it did the same thing when i tried to boot in safe mode. so i turned off auto restart on system failure and i got this STOP error

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The Session Manager Initialization system Process terminated unexpectedly with a
status of 0xc0000034 (0x0000000 0x0000000).
The system has been shut down.

I have tried many time to reinstall windows the first few times it was detecting all of the media readers as hard drives and said nothing inserted. so i turned them off in the BIOS after that it was not detecting the hard drive(s) at all. i cannot access the hard drive with the windows repair option ether i am not sure what is causing this because when i try to boot it normally i do see the windows XP loading screen but then i get the error so it is accessing the hard drive.

fairly sure it is a hard drive issue i don't no much about this topic. i know there is 320GB of storage. 2x 160GB SATA hard drives using some sort or RAID drivers or something to combine them? not to sure here. in the bois there was an option to select between RAID and ATA it was on RAID and i tried to run the windows install with ATA selected also

if any 1 has any ideas about what is going on it would be greatly appreciated. thx

A:Laptop Crashes while loading XP fails to reinstall windows


Originally Posted by blazer123

I recently purchased a laptop, it was working fin until yesterday when i went to turn it on it kept restarting after the windows loading screen i was able to get to the windows boot menu, it did the same thing when i tried to boot in safe mode. so i turned off auto restart on system failure and i got this STOP error

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The Session Manager Initialization system Process terminated unexpectedly with a
status of 0xc0000034 (0x0000000 0x0000000).
The system has been shut down.

I have tried many time to reinstall windows the first few times it was detecting all of the media readers as hard drives and said nothing inserted. so i turned them off in the BIOS after that it was not detecting the hard drive(s) at all. i cannot access the hard drive with the windows repair option ether i am not sure what is causing this because when i try to boot it normally i do see the windows XP loading screen but then i get the error so it is accessing the hard drive.

fairly sure it is a hard drive issue i don't no much about this topic. i know there is 320GB of storage. 2x 160GB SATA hard drives using some sort or RAID drivers or something to combine them? not to sure here. in the bois there was an option to select between RAID and ATA it was on RAID and i tried to run the windows install with ATA selected also

if any 1 has any ideas about what is going on it would be... Read more

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I don't use WMP, but decided to give it a try as part of a test about some audio cutout and freeze problems with foobar player being discussed in a General Support thread and elsewhere. After adding the ASIO plugin from SourcForge and adjusting settings, I removed the two default locations from the library and added my own music folder. WMP then started to load mine, but after three or four items, the program crashed. On every reopening, it starts to load more of mine, then crashes again within a few seconds. Any ideas what might be going on? Thanks,

A:WMP crashes every time while loading my library

ASIO plug in - was that ASIO4ALL? If it was, that can be iffy. for some it works OK, for others it can cause other problems and crashes or be flakey. There is a lot of discussion (mostly negative) about it on the recording forums I visit.

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The computer in question crashes every time a game (WoW, UT2004, Black and White 1&2 all tested) is loaded, after about 2-4 minutes. Usually works fine on other programs. Crashed once on load of a youtube page.

The crash goes like this: freezes, sound starts looping, screen goes black, then monitor shows it is receiving no signal. The sound looping does not occur in WoW.

Up to date drivers for both video and sound, ram passes memtest, PSU rated for 850 watts (way more than this needs).

Tried unplugging the sound card to see if it was the problem, and now it won't boot except in safe mode...

any suggestions?

A:Computer always crashes a few minutes after loading any game, and one other time.

Ok, plugged sound back in, now it boots.

Still won't play games though. Going to try uninstalling the card again.

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I have a HP DV7-1247CL x64 and use W7 Home Premium. My ISP is Verizon FIOS Ultimate and my average speed up/down is about 35/35 with a wired connection.

Recently I have noticed that after signing in it takes about 2 1/2 min to get the W7 loaded. I don't think this is average so what is the average load time.


A:Laptop W7 loading time

I would put 'average' at between around 30-50 seconds to login screen.

Slowdowns could be caused by too many apps loading at startup.
using msconfig to speed up computer - Google Search

That google link should point you to tons of articles on that subject. Msconfig really hasn't changed since xp so any of them should be fairly accurate.

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I have a Compaq V2405US laptop (never will I buy a HP product again) and the time required for it to boot up (start up and load) is considerable. On order of 3 to 5 minutes. Is this normal
and is there any way to speed up the boot time?

Thank You
Jim S

A:Laptop Loading Time ???

the first thing we are going to do is turn off indexing ....its a resource hog and if you aren't searching for things on your computer 10 times a day it will only slow down your system....

click on start...my computer...right click on C: drive....properties...on the general tab..uncheck ...allow indexing on this drive....if you do not have the box on your system...or even if you do...
then START...RUN...type in SERVICES.MSC...then OK...scroll down until you find INDEXING SERVICE...click on it and in the general tab set it to DISABLED...then exit

next lets clear out all the unnecessary files...get ccleaner here and run it....


To remove programs from startup
Start.... Run.... type in msconfig... then hit OK. On the Startup tab, uncheck the ones you don't want to run at startup. The only ones that you need are your anti-virus and firewall and anything that says compaq. After you make changes and reboot, a warning window will appear and warn you that changes were made. Just check the box not to show this again.

also look in start... all programs...startup folder...delete everything in the folder...they are shortcuts is all

go to...My Computer ..Go to ....Tools... Folder Options.... View...

Uncheck ...Automatically s... Read more

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My battery is full and the lights are on. I can turn it on and I can hear it loading up, but after about 30 seconds to one minute nothing. No lights and the computer just shuts off. I have a Toshibaa Satellite, I am not computer savy but would like some insight or something to go on.

A:after 30 seconds of loading laptop crashes.

If it is still under warranty, you can call them and they won't charge you.

Otherwise, my first suspect would be your hard drive. Try booting it up with any Windows installation disc, or your recovery disc. If it boots properly from the cd, you can see whether or not your hard drive is corrupted, or dead.

Message back with what you find, and we'll go from there.

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My Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series laptop crashes every time I use Firefox. Keep in mind, the laptop is brand new. I've also done a virus scan, but nothing came up.

Is there any way to fix this?

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Hi All, A little stumped...
My laptop has been working fine up until now. It was only purchased November last year so not even a year old yet.
When it's left idle for more than 30 minutes it freezes up and crashes, can't do anything with it, have to hold the power butting to power down and reboot.
Highly annoying as it can't just be left and means I have to keep it busy when streaming films and music.
Has anyone got any fix or advice on this one?
Found a few other threads with people having a similar problem but no fixes.

A:Laptop Freezes/Crashes After 30 minutes Idle Time

Hi Bobbie, welcome to 7F

You could try, and go to >Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options and create an Always On Power plan that you would have to switch to before you go off to do other chores or errands.

But, there could be bigger problems here, and I would suggest that you run http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-debugging/96879-blue-screen-death-bsod-posting-instructions.html so we can get to the cause of your problem.

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My laptop will not restart after the Microsoft automatic update tries to install Vista SP2 (x64 home premium).
I contacted HP and they had me do a system restore to a prior day. This worked but the next time the automatic update ran, my laptop would not reboot again. The support team told me to backup my data and use my recovery disk to reinstall Vista. Is this my only option? Should I purchase an external hard drive for the backup?

I burned a few DVDs when I got the laptop to make the recovery discs. I suppose doing this will leave me with a new laptop without any of my applications or data.

Thanks for any help you can provide!

A:HP Laptop Crashes each time automatic update attepts SP2 install

Tried downloading it without using Automatic Updates?

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my computer is freezing when windows is loading. it freezez at the point where those white lines are being filled exactly before the windows xp splash screen appears.

i gave a low level format to my hard drive and i was sucessful in re-installing win xp on it again but after a while the pc restarted to crash just like it was doing before.

i thought that the hard drive was faulty, so i exchanged it with a good one, but it was in vain...

can anybody help me with this problem??? i would really apreciate it...

A:Windows crashes when loading

if you are receiving no error messages check out your power supply

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My Lap Top freezes when I start it up - right when it starts loading windows.
When I insert any CD with any data on it the load works and the Lap Top works fine.


Thanks much.


A:Windows Crashes loading XP Pro

Welcome to TSF....

Repair Installation:

[url=http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/tips/doug92.mspx][B]Perform a Repair Installation[/B][/url]
This needs to be addressed
Since IE7 is now and has been out, we need this information posted when we suggest a Repair Install. You can use either one:

You cannot perform a repair installation of Windows XP if Internet Explorer 7 is installed. If you do, Internet Explorer will not work because the repair installation does not restore the earlier version files in the %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer folder resulting in an incompatibility with the Internet Explorer 6 files that the repair placed in the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder.
To uninstall Internet Explorer 7:
1. Start / Run / appwiz.cpl / OK.
2. Select Internet Explorer 7 and press Remove. If you can't find Internet Explorer 7:
A. Install the Recovery Console.
B. Restart you computer and start the Recovery Console.
C. Type CD ie7\spuninst and press Enter.
D. Type batch spuninst.txt and press Enter.

Before you perform a repair installation of Windows XP, you must uninstall Internet Explorer 7. If you do not uninstall Internet Explorer 7 in this situation, Internet Explorer will no longer work after the repair installation is completed. Specifically, the repair installation does not restore earlier versions of the files in the Program File... Read more

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I had recently done some modification to my wife's computer and now it will no longer load up. It goes through the hardware screen for the motherboard, begins to show the Windows 7 icon, but suddenly stops and restarts itself as the icon begins to come together.

Today, I swapped out her motherboard, processor, and graphics card with new ones. All of the cables are hooked up correctly, but I'm unsure what the problem could be. Below are the parts I have put in it now:
Sapphire Radeon R7 250 (graphics card)
ASUS M5A78-M LX Plus (motherboard)
AMD FX 6-Core 3.5 GHZ 14.0 MB (processor)
If there's more that's needed to be posted, I will look it up, but that's what was put into it today.

A:Solved: PC crashes during windows loading

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ok got my computer up and running. Now It loads up to windows XP logo ( logo slightly fades in)then blah.... restarts. . I upgraded from (POS)-----> pcchips board with AMD 2400XP <---(DIED) New board, new processor,same old hard drive.Hard drive partitioned in to 40gb 80gb 40gb.Thanks for any help

Winblows XP
BIOSTAR M7NCG 400 Socket A
G-skill ram 512mb
Sempron 2.0 ghz
ATI 9800 se
SB Audigy
SEA gate 160 gb

A:Computer crashes upon loading windows.

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So my Hard Drive crashed today, and I thought of using the HDD from my laptop which I hardly ever use. When I connected it, my computer started up as normal, but once the loading screen appears it shuts down and restarts.

I have run the Repair tool several times, but it doesn't fix my problem.. Any ideas why Windows refuses to start? Is it a hardware problem? I believe, last time I checked it worked fine in my laptop.

The HDD that I'm using from my laptop is a WD Scorpio Blue WD3200BE

Any input is appreciated!

A:Windows Vista crashes while loading.

Bump :F

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Windows Xp crashs during windows loading screen and reboots. Displays a blue screen with no errors on it only the stop information, 0x00000024 (0x001902FE, 0xBA52F380, 0xBA52f07c,0x8AD5980F). This blue screen stays up for less than a second, needed to video record it to get the numbers. Windows doesn't load in normal mode, or any of the safe modes. I have tried chkdsk /r and /p. Bootcfg /scan fails, and /rebuild also fails. I have also cleared Cmos on my motherboard, which didn't work either. I also tested the ram, tried booting with 1 of 3 sticks in 3 times rotating the sticks, I wouldn't think all 3 would fail at the same time. The HD does show serial numbers tho and appears to be working. This all started when i was running a virus scanner, it crashed, and the problems started. Any help is appreciated, I have yet to try fixmbr, and a repair install. The fixmbr says it could cause a problem with the HD, that is the reason I haven't tried it yet. Any suggestions or help is appreciated. Thanks

A:Xp crashes at windows loading and restarts

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A problem on a laptop ACER I5, error = media test failure, check cable. I downloaded the "Ultimate BootCD" tool to achieve diagnotic, do you have a repair utility windows that load with a CD ISO image in order to restart the computer and run the repair. thank you

Computer crashes before loading windows, access bios
If the diagnosis does not give an error, I would be able to repair windows from an ISO file, because no access to safe mode.

thank you

A:Computer crashes before loading windows

Looks like your hard disk is not detected. Please enter in to BIOS setup and verify if the HDD is detected or not. You can enter in to the BIOS setup by pressing F2 during powering on.
Here is an example BIOS screen . If the HDD is none, it is not detected.

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I have been having problems with my family computer where Windows gets to the laoding screen and crashes, which it does in a loop and then occasioanlly turns on. I had this problem a while back but a change of hard drive and a clean install of Windows 7 (it was previously XP) seemed to of cured it. But last night the problem returned, there was a BSOD out of no where and then it returned into its looping process.

I switched out the current hard drive, RAM and CPU with my other gaming computer and it also caused that to crash. So I first took out the hard drive and it still crashed but swithing the RAM again seemed to of cured the problem. However, when I put different RAM in the computer with the initial problems it still came up with the same problem.


A:Windows 7 crashes on loading screen

Use only one memory stick and see if Windows loads normally

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have an issue only on 1 site where ie freezes/crashes when going to the site, tried compatability view, disabled add ons, geek squad tried fixing for 3 hrs unsuccessfully, its a work website i have to be able to view it, any suggestions? the website has an activex add-on

A:windows 7 ie8 crashes when loading site

Being that this seems like an IE8 problem, please post in our dedicated IE Forums: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f56/


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So I accidently kicked my PC, and since it is missing a leg, hit the side of my desk. Well now it will POST but whenever loading Windows it will just crash right away. The HDD is fine and works on my brothers computer. Also western digital software says it is good. My CPU and HDD and RAM are being detected so what's going on?

A:PC POSTs but crashes when loading Windows

Any number of things;
1 You knocked loose the hsf or cooler
2 A pw connection is loose ie atx or aux plugs
3 Ram was knocked loose, etc, etc

The only way you are going to find out is to test in a systematic manner;
1 System OFF, open the case and reseat ALL pw connectors ie atx, aux, hard disk, etc
2 Reseat ram. Be sure the ram is fully seated in the slot
3 Reseat your video card [if you are using a real video card]
4 If the system still will not boot into windows, boot the system with a linux live usb. If the system runs ok under linux, then your hardware is probably ok. Look at clean installing windows

Just wondering, did you do ALL tests on the WD drive ie long and short tests?

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3/10/2012, I was going to play the chapter The Fall on Portal 2, but after it loaded Windows became unstable, the clock, status and date showed up and then windows crashed. Please help me.

A:Windows 8 becomes unstable and crashes after loading a map in Portal 2

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible. If you are overclocking STOP You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking. To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder. The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine. * Zip up the copy. * Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button. *If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter. * Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button. * Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked. * Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies). * Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump. * OK your way out. * Reboot if changes have been made.

READ here http://www.eightforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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Ok, I have basically no computer knowledge, but I will describe my problem to the best of my ability. The other day my cousin came over for a barbeque, he is supposably the family computer genius so I let him on my computer. He started editing the registry, saying he was removing so called "viruses". I have no knowledge of what he added/removed to/from the registry during this time but when I next went on the computer after he had left (all he did after editing the registry was exit the registry editer) I was unable to click on any of my desktop short cuts or the buttons on the menu bar such as start. I then rebooted by holding the power button thinking everything would be fine but the computer froze after the windows xp loading screen, showing the screen where you login to your account, except with only a windows xp logo in the middle of the screen, no login tabs. I tried rebooting numerous times but the problem persisted. I have no idea where to go from here. If any extremely smart and computerly talented people have any ideas about solving my problem, please explain in full detail, as I have only basic computer knowledge. I may not be able to answer any questions you have for several days as I can only do this at a friend?s house now. Thanks for reading this and I apologise for any bad spelling/grammar. I am only fourteen years old.

A:Computer crashes after windows xp loading screen. Please help!

When you first turn the computer on hold down the F8 key,a screen will come up with several options,choose last known good configuration,then I think you get another screen to choose which operating sytem to use,you'll only have one so just press enter.

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Hi all,

I have a problem with my new computer. I am also new to windows 7 and am still getting used to everything. On the first start up of the day windows crashes to a BSOD just after the loading screen. I start windows repair on the restart and let it do its thing, then windows starts up fine. I doubt that windows repair did anything as no messages came up on startup or during the repair.

I don't have any information of the BSOD, my motherboard restarts after the crash and I don' get a chance to read the problem, I will post the problem when I have worked out how to stop it automatically restarting.

The computer runs fine after it is "warmed up" so to speak, and I am guessing thats why it starts after Start up Recovery has done its thing which appears to be nothing

I have attached 2 minidump files from previous crashes, windows didn't make one of the most recent.

Anywho, any help would be greatly appreciated, it's not really a problem but more of a nuisance.

A:Windows Crashes to BSOD after loading screen

ok, heres an update.

I stopped windows restarting after a crash and I could write down some info about the BSOD that came up most recently. It had the stop codes 0x0000008e (0XC0000005, 0x82CD9A8A, 0x8C7936A4, 0x00000000) with an error with NTFS.SYS PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA.

Windows didn't just start up this time, I had to run startup recovery, and this time it said that it couldn't fix the problem and sent up an error in the system file integrity check part of the test with a code of 0x490.

I told windows to make a full dump file, so I cant send it my bad. I have changed but any help would be greatly appreciated.

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My windows XP pro pc suddenly started to take over 2 hours to start windows to a point where you it is even remotly usable, and even then, simple tasks like opening my computer tackes 20 minuets or more to complete.

I have run a host of software and hardware checks, and all come back fine, their are a few bad sectors on the hard drive, so I think a few crucial windows XP files may have been corrupted.

System restore doesnt fix this windows issue even when reverting back to the initial configuration from 6 years ago.

Is there any way of fixing windows XP without loosing any of the information contained on the Hard Drive?

I have tried the install CDs, but they wont install as I have service pack 3 and the CDs pre date service pack 2.

A:Very Slow Windows XP Loading Time

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I m running Windows 7 Ultimate on my Lenovo G560.when i power on my laptop,windows starts loading and when welcome appears,it appears for very long time.After that when desktop appears the right click of the mouse doesn't work for atleast 5 minutes,please provide me a solution.
CPU-core i3,2.13Ghz

A:Windows 7 loading time increases

did the PC originally come with Windows 7 Ultimate?

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Greetings BleepingComputer,
I am having issue with my machine playing games. Here are the circumstances of the crashes:
Whenever I open up any game (it didnt used to be this way) once I get to the main menu and/or the exact moment I reach 100% of loading a level, the machine crashes and instantly reboots (no BSOD just a brief shut down into a restart). You should also know that this is a fresh HDD, right off the shelf with a fresh install of EVERYTHING.
Some of the procedures I have done: I have uninstalled and reinstalled my graphics drivers. Installed older versions of graphics drivers. Uninstalled and reinstalled games. Reseated my video card and RAM. Run any and all programs as administrator. Run any and all programs in compatibility mode for windows 7.
Some procedures I have failed to accomplish: I have tried using the program "WhoCrashed" to get the dump files of crashes but I/it is unable to obtain them. I am unsure what I am doing wrong and hopfully you can point me in the right direction, should you need those files... which I imagine you will.
Hopfully what I have described to you is an adequate starting point, although I am certain I am missing details. Below you will find reports from the various programs that this site has recommended I provide to help diagnose the problem. You will also find attached reports that come from the BSOD Pinned Thread. Which may or may not be relevant in this endeavour but, the way I see it the infor... Read more

A:Windows crashes upon opening/loading video games

BIOS dates from 2010 - please update it
Any reason for not updating to Win8.1?
The drivers for this device aren't installed.  Please download and install the latest, Win8 compatible drivers from the manufacturer's website.

SCSI Controller    PCI\VEN_1103&DEV_2300&SUBSYS_11AB11AB&REV_02\4&24B79ACB&0&00E2    The drivers for this device are not installed.

Lot's of problems with VLC in the application event log.  Please uninstall it (temporarily) in order to test it.
No significant evidence in these logfiles.
Please run a couple of games in order to crash it (3 times would be good), then create this report:

Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).
FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504
While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor... Read more

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First post so here goes....

Just built a new pc using asus k8n mobo.

Formatted both hard disks 40gb maxtor ide hdd and 200gb sata hdd.

Installed windows xp on the sata drive.

On reboot after the format and file transfer stage, the computer froze on the windows xp loading screen (the one with the logo and the bar the goes across) It doesnt total freeze, the bar keeps going but never gets past that screen.

So I booted from cd again, froze in the windows installed on the disk checking of the sata drive.

Unplugged the SATA drive and booted from cd fine, installed windows xp on ide drive and installed and booted fine with just the ide.

Plugged the sata drive back in and reformatted it so now hav ide with windows, sata as backup. freezes on boot screen?!

what could be causing this? how do i fix it?? driving me NUTS!!
sorry for the long description!

A:Windows XP crashes on loading screen with SATA plugged in

Just thought of other useful info....

When I try and boot with windows installed on the IDE and the SATA not plugged in now, it comes up with "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware etc etc Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware"

Ive checked boot device priority and only IDE drive, Floppy and DVD-RW drive are present there?

hope it helps to work it out!!

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After I decided to install Windows 7 on my computer, it worked fine until the system restarted twice (it was recommended by Windows 7 setup installation), then when it was at "Completing Installation" the system got a blue screen, I was pissed a little, but when it said: SETUP IS STARTING SERVICES and after 5 seconds the setup of Windows 7 told me to restart the system to resume installation. After I clicked "OK" the system restarted and it was the same story: SETUP IS STARTING SERVICES and the error popped, AGAIN. What should I do?

Thanks in advance,


-EDIT- Here is the error, I forgot to put it:

"The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation"

A:Windows 7 crashes after loading Setup is starting services

When it fails, try removing the installer and restart.

Try entering Device Manager during install to uninstall any devices in error - normally Display driver - to see if installation will complete, then update device driver from desktop via optional Updates. Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation

If that doesn't work reset the BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Then wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command from DVD Command Line DISKPART At PC Startup

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Portege A200 Windows XP;

Before windows is fully loaded a blue screen appears and the machine shuts down. Prior to this the machine was intermittenlty switching off for no apparent reason. The last thing I did before this happened was to update to IE 7. Ran scandisk but did not fix anything.

Can start in safemode but cannot uninstall IE7 in safemode. Selected option to load windows from last config that worked option, but windows crashes before finishing loading. Used system restore to take it back to January 08 but still same problem.

Any advice would be appreciated.

A:After loading Windows - BSOD crashes on Portege A200

In such cases I really recommend you to make clean OS installation. As you can see nothing helps. I really do not know what you can try but I really do not believe you will be able to do anything.

Back up all your important data and make clean OS installation. I know it is pretty radical solution but, believe me, the best one.

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Hi there, I'm taking a look at a family members laptop as they're having a problem with it. Before it hits the login screen, it takes about 15 minutes to get to it. After I've typed in the password, another 25-30 minutes will go by until I hit the desktop. Everything after this runs fine, what can I do to solve this? Thanks

A:Windows excessive loading time on startup

Nobrad welcome to SevenForums

Uncheck everything except for the Antivirus inside the Startup tab inside System Configuration

Click on the button type msconfig inside Search programs and files box and press <ENTER> once you see msconfig under Programs (1) . On the User Access Control window click the Yes button . Once you're inside the System Configuration window click on the Startup tab and uncheck everything except for your Anti-virus . Click Apply and OK buttons . Click on Exit without restart . Restart the PC manually .

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Thanks in advance for any help
- I ran a boot time defrag with with disk keeper lite 7 free version and I believe I accidentally set it to consolidate directories or something to that effect accidentally.
- Logged into windows successfully, but was getting Internet Explorer error and net zero error (unable to get on to pathetic dial up or the web) and c: documents and settings not found etc.
- Restarted system... chkdsk automatically ran and was repairing disk, moving files, directories etc. Here's where the major problem starts.
- System boots, windows screen cycles through the thinking bar then screen goes black for about 20 seconds. The screen then flashes blue for a split second and then the system restarts and repeats this same cycle over and over without successfully logging on to windows. I tried everything I knew to correct the problem (safe mode doesn't work) and I managed to set the sytem not to restart on system failure so I could get an error detail. Unfortunately I do not have a back up of my system that I know of as this was an accident. The error message is as follows:

STOP: c0000221 {Bad Image checksum} The image olesvr32.dll is possibly corrupt. The header checksum does not match the computed checksum.

I hope this isn't the angel of death your system is ruined type of issue. Operating system is XP Pro svc pck 3 by the way. Thanks for any help.

A:Windows not loading after boot time defrag.... help please.

Can someone help please?? Service pack 3 was installed days before this and was running fine until boot time defrag as explained in my last post. Everything was explained in my first post. Here is the error message again.

STOP: c0000221 {Bad Image checksum} The image olesvr32.dll is possibly corrupt. The header checksum does not match the computed checksum.


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Right I have tried a load of the things serjested but cant really find any thing that works

on first install of windows 7 (and XP when I was using it) the comp ran fine booted in less than 30secs, but over the couple of weeks it just keeps getting slower and slower now it can take anywhere between 3-5min.
once it has booted to windows log on screen it takes all of a secound to load.

I built my and my brothers comps, there both using the same Mobo/CPU I have 4GB (he has 2GB) but his computer boots faster than mine.

no problems once the comp has started apart from certain settings wont save like where I leave my Icons on DT, and screens staying maximized.

would give boot log but cant remember how to get it...

A:Booting Time, On Windows loading screen

Set a static ip for slight improvement.

Defrag with O&O while Windows is offline. Run a scheduled task with in the program to do this, for when next time Windows boots.

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I have an inquiry about the Windows 8 tskmgr loading time. Whenever I press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC, it takes AGES to pop up.Usually between 10 and 20 seconds. This happens after every boot and is very frustrating. What is the cause of this and is there a solution?


A:Windows 8 Task Manager loading time

Originally Posted by toerk

What is the cause of this?

Out of a few things, most likely antivirus.

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i think its because i virus entered my system.
anyways, i log in to windows (not in safe mode) and then programs start loading and after a couple of sec the computer reboots.
i tried disabeling auto-restart to see what the error is and this is what came out:
"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

if this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. if this screen apears again, follow these steps:

check to be sure you have adaquate disk space. if a driver is identified in the stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. try changing video adapters.

check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. if you need to use safe mode remove or or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select advanced Startup options, and then select Safe Mode.

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0x8655F099,0xBA804B80,0x00000000)

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.
Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance."

this is it, what does it mean? how do i fix it please?
i cant do anything cuz my system restarted a min after i log in to windows.
please help me :(

A:XP crashes every time i log in to windows

are you able to get into safemode? if so, try doing a system restore to a previously saved restore point just prior to when the problem started?

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I've been having this issue for over a month now, ever since I upgraded from XP to Windows 7 x64. I get the BSOD all the time. Sometimes it only happens once a week, and sometimes it happens 5-6 a day (like today).

When I first installed Windows 7, it seemed to crash whenever I would do something related to video (watching flash video, using Premiere Pro), but lately it crashes when it's idling, nothing but Firefox open.

I've got the latest BIO, latest video card drivers, latest chip set for my motherboard. I've switched out my new RAM with my old ram (which I upgraded when I got Windows 7). I just can't pin it down.

I've attached a zipped folder with the results from the SF Diagnostic Tool.

If you can help, I would greatly appreciate it. I am at my wit's end.

A:Windows 7 x64 - Crashes all the time

Quote: Originally Posted by woolyboy76


I've been having this issue for over a month now, ever since I upgraded from XP to Windows 7 x64. I get the BSOD all the time. Sometimes it only happens once a week, and sometimes it happens 5-6 a day (like today).

When I first installed Windows 7, it seemed to crash whenever I would do something related to video (watching flash video, using Premiere Pro), but lately it crashes when it's idling, nothing but Firefox open.

I've got the latest BIO, latest video card drivers, latest chip set for my motherboard. I've switched out my new RAM with my old ram (which I upgraded when I got Windows 7). I just can't pin it down.

I've attached a zipped folder with the results from the SF Diagnostic Tool.

If you can help, I would greatly appreciate it. I am at my wit's end.

Usual causes: Memory corruption, Hardware (memory in particular), Installing a faulty or mismatched hardware (especially memory) or a failure after installing it, Device drivers, SCSI/network/BIOS updates needed, Improperly seated cards, Incompatible storage devices, Overclocking, Virus scanner, Backup tool, Bad motherboard, Missing Service Pack

since most of the usual causes are memory related I would download memtestx86 and run it for at least 5 passes.

If the memory completes without error
run a system file check
(type cmd in search>right click and run as admin>sfc /scannow)

If you are overclocking STO... Read more

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Sorry I'm using my phone type this have hp pav laptop windows 7 64 bit and ran startup repair for 2 days and no go try reinstalling and gave me bunch errors its almost 3 yr old comp any suggestions or help I don't really jave money to take it in and never mad recovery disk. I was playing on fire fox when crashed and I got malware adivra advast I alsp sometimes get the instruction at 0x7797e02 refrenced memory at 0x00000000

A:crashes lots and wont even get past windows symbol loading

Hello wolf, and welcome to Sevenforums!

Perhaps your hardware isn't working. I'd start with the memory. Remove all but 2 GB of RAM from the computer and see if it boots. If it doesn't, replace the RAM with the RAM you have removed. If it boots, check each RAM using MEMtest: RAM - Test with Memtest86+ - created by Jonathan_King

Remove the bad RAM.

Let me know how this goes.

If you can't download anything at the moment, use the built in windows Memory diagnostics: Memory Diagnostics Tool - created by Brink

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I've had this problem for several months now. Basically, upon starting up my Toshiba laptop, it spends about 2-3 minutes on the Windows XP 'Loading' screen. After this, the screen then turns black, which lasts about 5 - 10 seconds, then loads the login screen. Upon logging in, my computer works at a normal speed. I have no idea why booting up takes such a long time, and I'd appreciate any help.

If you need me to post any info, or perform and tasks, just tell me and I'll do them.

Thanks in advance ,

A:Loading Windows Takes An Exceptionally Long Time

Download and install HijackThis. Run it and click on the button "Do a system scan and save a logfile". When the scan is completed, a notepad window will open with the logfile.

In the Notepad header bar click "Format" and make sure "Word Wrap" is not checked. Then click "Edit" and "Select All", right-click in the blue area and select "Copy", then Paste the logfile into your next post to this thread.

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hi friends.. im really need help. im confusing why my computer keep restarting.after im login.. and then waiting for my computer to loading.. it restart itself. while in safe mode its just ok and fine. i also tried to used live cd like ubuntu 10.10 and its ok.no problem occurred.so in my judgement maybe its not hardware problem. after accrosing some checking, i thought this might be problem from the conflicting of drivers or it might be some problem from nasty viruses..i've also created new test account. and the result is same. still restarting the windows itself in normal modehere are my hijackthis logLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 9:55:38 AM, on 3/18/2011Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\regedit.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Debugging Tools for Windows (x86)\windbg.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

A:windows xp keep restarting after finish login and loading time

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As per the thread title I am experiencing regular issues on startup of windows 7. About 20% of the time startup will 'hang' just after my 'desktop' appears, but just before the little speaker icon and network icons appear in the bottom right hand corner.

I have tried using selective startup to reduce possibly conflicting software and have turned on the bootlog function.

The selective startup changes have had no impact, and the boot up log suggests that my system hangs when trying to load secdrv.sys - that is to say that on the occasions that it boots up ok secdrv.sys is the next driver to appear in the bootup list.

Does anyone have any thoughts?

A:Windows startup hanging 20% of time - on loading secdrv.sys?

secdrv.sys is Macrovision SECURITY Driver. It's a part of earlier Windows versions (XP I think) but can be introduced to the system via a wide number of games apparently, it shouldn't be there natively. Do you have any games installed? There's a possibility it could be some form of Malware.

Install and run MalwareBytes.

Make sure you uncheck the 'Enable Free Trial' box when installing.

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This system I have is only a few months old. I had no problems with it when i was running xp x64. Since i could not activate it, i had to fall back to xp. This is when my problems started happening. For one, my proc runs a lot hotter than it used to. I'm a person that likes to leave my system on, but when i do it lately my computer freezes. I'll leave it, turn off the monitor and such, i get home from work, and my computer is frozen. It's not in hibernation, it's not something with the powersaving features, this i know for sure. I don't know what's going on. I don't know why. If someone could help me alleviate this, i would definately appreciate.
This is a screen shot of the what's usually running on my comp when it happens. I don't know what other information ya'll may need. But yea, any ideas?

A:Windows crashes during idle time.

Generally when windows freezes when left idle, it is a problem with the theme (Oooh you are running style XP) specifically the screensaver.
Try resetting the theme to windows classic and the screen saver to none and go to power management and set to always on and never turn off on all items.

Does it make it to hibernate or sleep and fail to wake?
I get the impression that you are saying you do not use these; but maybe you are just denying they could cause it because you like them (they were after all designed for laptops to conserve power and extend battery life; not for PC s for people who do not want to power down or reboot).

It could be a video driver problem or hard disk problem (windows runs mini defrags when the computer is left alone. If you have bad sectors or if you have encrypted files or if you have a virtual cdrom it can cause problems with this ).

More details.

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IE 11 will not start.  
Here is the error report:
Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
  Application Name: iexplore.exe
  Application Version: 11.0.9600.18792
  Application Timestamp: 59906c46
  Fault Module Name: IEFRAME.dll
  Fault Module Version: 11.0.9600.18793
  Fault Module Timestamp: 5992ffc2
  Exception Code: c000041d
  Exception Offset: 0000000000001447
  OS Version: 6.1.7601.
  Locale ID: 1033
  Additional Information 1: b0d4
  Additional Information 2: b0d4bec493fd150fe2aa942795af999a
  Additional Information 3: d0a7
  Additional Information 4: d0a76368c0e59e410db8a0ccee40b8e4
Ran through a lot of the IEFRAME.dll suggestions but none of them have fixed the issue.  Tried removing and reinstalling IE, but same issue every time it comes up.  32 and 64 versions and with no add-ons all fail when it tries to start.

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I have the next problem; whenever i try to install windows 7 ultimate x86 or 64 crashes after the part than says "Windows is loading files", after that it says Starting Windows and then it crashes, i burned the DVD 3 times the x86 and 4 times the x64 and the same problem.... Got any ideas???

Oh and i forget to tell than i hav Windows 7 and im creating the thread on my PC, the SO loads perfectly but have issues with the RAM memory, all the trouble is when loading the installer for reinstal Windows 7 .

Thanks a lot people

A:Windows 7 x86/64 installer crashes all the time...

Maybe I misunderstood you. Did you say that you are burning the install DVD?

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I've posted about this issue several times and still have not found a solution unfortunately. I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit installed on my machine and I experience freezing and BSOD errors very frequently. The freezing occurs way more often than the BSOD does (by the way I would include a mini dump file, but there are no recent ones). The freezing is what's driving me mad as it happens all the time.

Just to rule out a few things, here is a brief list of solutions I've tried:
1. Updated all my drivers first and foremost.
2. Changed my power options from balanced to high performance as I've read that can help.
3. Installed ALL motherboard drivers (chipsets, etc.) and flashed my BIOS to the most current update as a person on this forum told me to do so.

I'm pretty sure I've tried a few more things but I can't remember at the moment. If you mention something I've already done I'll point that out. However, the freezing still continues and so far nothing has even helped a little. So, if someone could please offer any other suggestions that would be very appreciated.

Also, the freezing usually seems to occur during some kind of activity involving the internet such as watching a video, playing a game, browsing a web page. It's pretty random actually, sometimes it will just freeze at the desktop. Recently it's been freezing when the computer has gone idle (when the screen goes black) after a while.

A:Windows 7 freezes and crashes all the time!

Here are a couple sites that might help!

Windows 7 FAQ
Internet Explorer Freezes Or Crashes In Windows 7 or Vista

Also, here is one solution I found from a post that had the exact same problem you are having!

I figured it out. Recently I upgraded my RAM. I had 2x corsair 1gb, then 2x Wintec 1gb....two different brands. It worked fine when I had XP, but it was then crashing Windows 7??! Weird, I know. I figured it out because I booted off the install disk, which made me crash and I thought "maybe it's not the OS"
So...I guess I need to buy new RAM, again, but this time the same brand? Windows 7 is now working, but I only have 2gb of RAM installed...hmph....how sad.

I hope one of these can help you out!

Brett M,
Windows Outreach Team

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My desktop pc has recently started to not load up / boot when I turn it on.

When it manages to turn itself on it all works ok. However oftentimes I have to turn it on and turn it off repeatedly until it finally starts to function.

After going through the same problem today, the pc finally turned on properly and I got into Windows. A few moments after that, the electricity was cut.

Now the pc manages to load up until the Windows XP logo and then crashes. At the loading screen the pc makes three grinding sounds (don't know how to call this... my pc is purring at me ). A blue screen appears for a split second and the pc reboots. No matter what option I select, be it to load in safe mode, last good configuration, and so on, the pc always resets at the XP loading process.

I believe it has something to do with hardware because of the issue with the pc intermittently not even booting up.

I am not too savvy when it comes to pc's, can someone suggest what may be wrong?

A:Solved: PC doesn't start up ; PC crashes at Windows XP logo / loading screen

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If I try to launch a program shortly after Windows 7 boots up, the program will open but every time I click in the window, the screen flashes and the window shows (not responding) up top. The screen will flash again shortly and look available but again, if I try to do anything the process repeats.

I have to close the program and reopen it. Any suggestions on this?

A:Loading a program without giving Windows 7 plenty of time to boot up

Your best option is to cut down on the number of programs that Windows is loading along with itself. A lot of programs will help you do this, including Windows Defender (which Windows recomends for the task), and CCleaner (ccleaner.com). By reducing the number of such programs, you computer should be ready for use much faster.

Services you don't need can also be disabled to the same effect, but be careful. Disabling a critical service could cause the computer to fail.

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Hello cluberti,
Hope you are fine.
I have had this laptop for a while now and recently it has started to act very weirdly it takes ages to start up. At least about 15 minutes to start up. I have tried everything and it still loads very slowly.

So after going back and fourth I found out the Msft performance tools and did some scan and now I got tons of data and I have tried to analyze it but no luck.

I thought it was my "audio card" so I disabled it and it is still loading very slow.

Would you be kind enough to have a look at my ETL/XML file and help me out?

I asked you for help because I found that you helped another user with similar issue.


A:10-15Minutes Boot Loading Time Windows 7 32Bit (cluberti please help)

LOL - you did get my attention . If you post your ETL file (please zip it up with 7zip first) to one of the file sharing sites in the tutorial, I will of course take a look.

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