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My HDD stops at windows boot screen after trying to reinstall Windows

Q: My HDD stops at windows boot screen after trying to reinstall Windows

Hello everyone,

First of all sorry if i write in the wrong topic i'm new on this forum. I have a problem with my Western DIgital Caviar green HDD. My problem is:

I had 2 partitions on my HDD, one for windows 7 and one for backup. I wanted to reinstall windows but keep the backup partition so i put in my install dvd and booted up from it. At the manage partitions point i think i saw 5 partitions:

The 100mb for windows files
The windows Partition
The Backup Partition
A 1megabyte partition
And a zero megabyte partition.

I deleted all the partitions except the backup. I made a new one for windows. I procceed with the installation and everything went good,until when the installer rebooted the system. And thats where's my problem. The bios detects the HDD and stops there.

Here's a pic of it:

It happend with me before with my 500gb hdd and thats why i bought this 1tb one but now i dont want to spend money again for that if i dont have to. Maybe i deleted a partition that was for the hdd to work propely? And if so is there anyway to reset that? If someone can help me please do it. I realy don't know what to do:S

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A: My HDD stops at windows boot screen after trying to reinstall Windows

1) Try resetting your BIOS back to default.
Clear CMOS - 3 Ways To Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

2) Remove HD, boot up, boot down, refit HD boot up.

3) Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

4) As you have had problems before, it may be a bad HD Controller or PSU.

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I had 21 serious viruses on my computer that were really messing it up. So i reinstalled Windows XP Professional. Unfortunately, I reinstalled it somewhere so that all the old Windows XP files were there, but this was good because i could not find the CD with the drivers on it, and found my driver installations in the old Windows XP files.

Before, and even while the viruses were on it i could use 3D acceleration on games and stuff, but now, i cannot.

Right after i reinstalled it,
I could start up a few games, and it would say "No 3D acceleration found", and they would freeze. But now, after messing around and trying to look for fixes, a lot of games do not even show a menu. It is just blank and i must ctrl-alt-delete out.

My Dxdiag screen says that i have DirectX v. 9.0, no problems. But here is where i see some problems:

When i test DirectDraw, i pass all the tests. But when i test Direct3D, i pass:

Direct 3D 7
Direct 3D 8 shows the spinning cube, but with weird colors and patterns (Not the Direct 3D logo pattern)
Direct 3D 9 does the same as Direct 3D 8

I have no clue what is going on. If i could get any help i would be very happy.

Thanks.
 

A:3D Acceleration stops working after reinstall windows XP

sometimes when i would have that error i found that my hardware acceleration under display properties/settings/advanced/troubleshoot was turned down to none/minimum, somehow.
i turn it to max and games would work.
 

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Windows 7, after "Starting Windows" stops with a black screen and mouse cursor.

1. I turned on my desktop PC after more than 3 weeks of non use, it was in its package/box. It booted nicely to the desktop but suddenly showed a BSOD and turned off. I turned it on again and it showed a message saying the processor is overheated, so I turned it off, removed the processor to check if there's enough thermal compound. Thermal compound was OK, but the processor was a bit shaky, not well fitted, so I replaced the processor correctly and then powered it on.

2. It detected the change I made and asked what system settings it should load, I chose the default CPU settings, in a haste. I didn't read that message well, unfortunately. It showed the error message that Windows wasn't shutdown properly, I chose to load Windows normally. Chkdsk did a disk check, disk passed and it started "Replacing invalid security ID with default security ID". It then started booting; "Starting Windows" and the next screen was just a blank/black screen with the mouse cursor. It's stopped here for hours. I searched for solutions online and tried almost everything I could think of; Repair with Windows installer, bootrec /fixmbr, bootrec /fixboot, marking the disk active, etc. No success! I cannot boot in any mode!

3. In an attempt to copy my files off the disk, I tried Ubuntu and even installed a new Windows 7 on an unallocated partition on the same disk. The disk was not... Read more

A:Boot: "Starting Windows" then stops with black screen & active cursor

Thee first attempt should be a total dismantle and re-seat ... and then follow it:
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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Hello,
I am using a Dell Inspiron N4030 laptop. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on this laptop and now I am trying to shift to windows 7. I had previously used windows 7 on this same laptop. But during installation of windows 7 this time it always gets stuck at the windows logo screen. I have tried using DVD as well as bootable USB drive, both with same unsuccessful result.
I will really appreciate the help.

A:My windows 7 installation stops at the windows logo screen

Work through these steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I wish I was less of a layperson, and I apologize for this.

My laptop is my oxygen! It is incredibly slow, and performing a google search will pull up relevent links, but when I choose any of them it will redirect to an ad page which has nothing to do with the link I was trying to reach. My McAfee antivirus locks up right before it can resolve the problem, Malwarebytes recognized one severe adware virus but locked up after choosing to delete it. AAAARRRGHHH!!!!

My Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:13:15 AM, on 10/11/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18928)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
C:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACDaemon.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Wireless Comfort Mobile Mouse\TSR\xDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir D... Read more

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Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!These instru... Read more

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Hi, I have Lenovo T480 made for german market, german windows preinstalled.I would like to reinstall Windows, but I dont want to make same mistake like when I have reinstalled original windows on x260 and lost LENOVO boot logo. I dont speak about LENOVO logo during the BIOS startup, I speak about LENOVO windows boot logo.How to make this.Thanks

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I want to reinstall windows 10 pro using a usb flash drive. My laptop is dual boot windows 10 pro and kali linux 2017.3 . Recently I reinstalled kali linux and faced some problem regarding partions and grub error and i don't know how it automatically solved after multiple formatting and creation of partion with restarting my laptop. I am afraid if i reinstall windows 10 pro after deleting its partition and then create new one then install windows again would face some grub issues for kali linux or for windows. Someone give the full guide on how to reinstall windows 10 pro in dual boot kali linux and windows 10 pro.
 

A:Reinstall of windows 10 in dual boot Windows 10 pro and kali

When you install Windows the boot will be set to boot to that Windows only (in your case; non-newer Windows installations could be included in general). So the outline of how to proceed is

a. decide how you will get back to the dual boot you want, and make preparations if needed.
b. install Windows.
c. restore the dual boot.

As I assume that you have a GPT disk and UEFI motherboard I cannot give any more details.
 

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So here's the story:
I was just getting some work done last night on my PC, when suddenly the power went out. After a while when the power came back on, my computer would not boot. It was stuck on the Windows loading screen. So I restarted and did diagnostic (pressed F9 before booting), turns out that everything is okay including CPU, memory and Hard Drive connection test.

So I restarted again and let the Windows load, it took 20 minutes. After which it started some disk checking (It looked like the Windows XP disk checking except it had a black background and it took 1.5 hours).

It showed that 8 files or indexes or something were unreadable. Then it restarted, and opened startup repair. Startup repair is apparently checking or disk errors which might take over an hour, but it has been over 5 hours now.

So I know that my Hard Drive is okay since it has been doing all that, but maybe the Windows files are corrupted.

I decided to re-install Windows but I want to keep my files. So I had to move all the files from the system drive to another one so I don't lose my files in the C drive. But I don't have another partition, I just have a 1.35 TB C Drive and I don't have any means of backing the files up on an external HDD.

So I was thinking if I could install Linux from a Disc, creating a partition with Linux, move all the files to that partition and then reinstall Windows from a CD.

Is it possible to do such a thing? If so what are the steps I should take to do i... Read more

A:How to make partitions to reinstall Windows when windows does not boot

Work through these steps to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Best to back up your User folders externally to a HD, DVD, flash, or 7gb free in the cloud with each Windows LiVE ID on Skydrive.

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Hi guys, i use a sony vaio laptop, model VGN-NR11S/S, with windows vista home premium installed. I noticed that when booting with a CD in it, it stops at the loading bar screen (black screen) and does not continue booting except i remove the CD.

The problem now is that it does not boot beyond the loading bar screen anymore with or without a CD in the system. I cant use the system again, i need suggestions to get the system functioning. Thanks.
 

A:windows vista not booting to logon screen, stops at loading bar screen

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Hello,

So I've been sitting up all morning now (06:00 AM) going nuts about this Windows installation and decided to ask for help.

I just got my new hard drive up and running and moved all my pictures/videos/music and steam games to my new one, then formatted the old one without thinking.

My Windows OS is installed to my SSD, I then changed the location of the user folders to the hard drive to save space and did various other changes. When I then formatted the hard drive I used to have everything on I messed up the registry and Windows is giving me error messages and behaving weird saying the location is incorrect etc. I tried manually changing the locations and it worked to a certain degree, but I'm still lacking most folders in the user library and I can't perform actions such as changing my user picture because the registry is broken now.

I decided the easiest way to deal with this would be to put my Windows CD in the tray, reboot my computer and change bios settings in order for it to boot from the CD and do a clean install of Windows (as I have done so many times before in my life.) However, it just keeps booting from the SSD over and over again, no matter what I try. I even disabled all other boot modes except CD-ROM, it won't work.

I am really frustrated now and would like some assistance. I have no idea why it wouldn't work now when it has worked so many times before. I would not like to hot-swap the SSD while the computer is running or anything like that in order... Read more

A:Windows refuse to boot from CD - can't reinstall Windows

This is why it's best to link your User folders by copying them to the data drive, then rightclicking each to add to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums.

You can then delete the C User folder content once you confirm each one appears from the data drive in it's library.

For now I would try restoring the User folders to default location: User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Forums. These are System files that don't much like being moved.

Try setting SSD to boot first, then trigger DVD to boot using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key given on first screen. Does it prompt to Press Any Key to boot DVD? If not then clean the DVD or burn another using ImgBurn at 4x speed. If that fails write the latest official ISO for your licensed version to flash stick using Universal USB Installer

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I decided to try and install my ps3 controller as a joystick, and after trying and failing with various methods (probably b/c I'm on 64bit) I decided to restart my computer, navigate the grub loader and start windows 7, all of a sudden all usb devices stop working (especially HID's). I've been googling for hours, and can't find a situation close enough to mine that fixes it. I know it's driver related as I can still navigate the bios menu, grub l loader and ubuntu perfectly fine. In safe mode it freezes as it loads classphp, then the keyboard and mouse LED's shut off. No error messages, just dead inputs (wacom included)
from what I found all I need to do is go to the device manager and uninstall the drivers, however, without having PS/2 inputs this is not possible.

Can I delete / un-install / move these drivers in ubuntu manually allowing for a normal start up and a windows automatic driver install? if so what drivers and what locations would need to be snuffed to accomplish this?
 

A:USB stops working on windows 7 boot

Using the windows disc I tried restore, but it's giving me a memory cannot be read error before rebooting, I was able to copy the drivers from the windows disc to the hard drive before starting up ubuntu and replacing them in the system32 folder, but to no avail. I also updated the BIOS to the most current version, with no change, I'm starting to think it's a registry value or something. I've been working on this computer going on 10 hours, and all progress has been sideways or backwards. I'm open to any ideas. if I can't fix it by the end of the work week, I'll probably have to manually back up everything through ubuntu and reformat (because "fun" is over-rated)
 

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Hi Good Peoples,

Have a problem and am hoping for some help please.

My PC goes through the BIOS stage and starts to load Windoze 7, the GUI comes up and then it just stays there, goes into space with nothing happening.

I have booted in Safe Mode and that works, but it won't boot into Safe with Command Prompt or Networking.

I have tried the Repair my Computer option but that did not fix it. Then I did a System Restore but that did not fix it either.

Not sure as to what to do next.

A:Windows stops during boot process

Damn! It just got worse.

Now it won't even boot in safe mode.

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I've ended up with a PC that refuses to boot - gets as far as the "Starting Windows" screen, waits for a while and reboots - repeatedly.
Starting in Safe Mode, it gets as far as ClassPNP.sys before stopping (for some time) and rebooting.
I've tried:
Startup Repair - fails with an error that what looks like (and what I can remember), "O/S does not match".
I do not possess the installation DVD.
The BIOS does not have the option to switch between IDE, ACHI, Auto, etc. The BIOS has been 'factory reset'.
I've run CHKDSK more than once, with auto-repair (and some other option, can't remember which).
I've run SFC with the (what I can remember as) the C:\ and C:\Windows specified, several times, each time it ends with "I've tried to fix it, but I can't". So I got the CBS.Log onto another machine, ran the command that extracts the "SR" entries into another file. When I examined that file, all of the entries looked "OK" (no errors). All of the errors I could find were to do with Windows Updates (and 'TrustedInstaller' giving up).
"SeaTools" (nor CrystalDiskMark) report the drive as defective.
I've attached the CBS.Log, here.
What else can I check? Can anyone help, please? 

A:Windows 7 PC Won't Boot - Stops At ClassPNP.sys

Disable automatic restart on system failure and post a clearly focused photo of the BSOD.

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I've ended up with a PC that refuses to boot - gets as far as the "Starting Windows" screen, waits for a while and reboots - repeatedly.

Starting in Safe Mode, it gets as far as ClassPNP.sys before stopping (for some time) and rebooting.

I've tried:Startup Repair - fails with an error that what looks like (and what I can remember), "O/S does not match".
I do not possess the installation DVD.
The BIOS does not have the option to switch between IDE, ACHI, Auto, etc. The BIOS has been 'factory reset'.
I've run CHKDSK more than once, with auto-repair (and some other option, can't remember which).
I've run SFC with the (what I can remember as) the C:\ and C:\Windows specified, several times, each time it ends with "I've tried to fix it, but I can't". So I got the CBS.Log onto another machine, ran the command that extracts the "SR" entries into another file. When I examined that file, all of the entries looked "OK" (no errors). All of the errors I could find were to do with Windows Updates (and 'TrustedInstaller' giving up).
"SeaTools" does not report the drive as defective.
I've attached the CBS.Log, here.

What else can I check? Can anyone help, please?

A:Windows 7 PC Won't Boot - Stops At ClassPNP.sys

I had one like that and the HDD was gone. I hope you have backups because that is what it sounds like.

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I have a Compaq Presario, about 6 months old, with an AMD processor. When I start it up, it goes to the Windows XP screen and does not go any further. The fans are going, and I need to manually turn it off or it just stays on that screen. Any suggestions?
 

A:Stops at Windows XP screen

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Starting this thread per suggestion of Admin. Will cut and paste from another alternate thread:

I have a dual boot system, a desktop PC I built myself. 3 ea 1TB hard drives and Windows XP Pro resides on the drive 0 as C:\ logical partition of drive 0 has D:\ as well as F:\ F: is the partition that has my Windows 8.1 PRO installation, that, until recently, has worked great. I could dual boot between either 8.1 PRO or the "earlier operating system" which was XP PRO. I have some software and setups on XP that are/can only be used in xp. Some aren't even available anymore.

The other day I turn on my monitor and Windows 8.1 was "hung" so I tried to push 'sleep' on my keyboard and then bring it out of sleep to see if that would bring back the video. No luck, so I shut it down and restarted. Ever since I get the boot menu that lists 8.1 and "earlier operating system (XP)" and I can boot right into XP with no issues. It is when I try to boot into 8.1 pro that I have the problems. It simply won't go/boot into the 8.1. I see the partition in my XP OS it's there and seems intact. (logical drive) and there are many programs I have installed in it including Classic Shell.

I have my Windows 8.1 pro DVD. Is there any way possible I can use it to do a repair/install and keep the registry and installed files on my 8.1 PRO operating system?

Again, I cannot boot into the Windows 8.1 PRO OS . All boot drivers app... Read more

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COMPUTER INFO:
Asus Eee Netbook PC "Shell" design (Ill look up the model number if needed): Windows 7 Starter Edition
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Hey TSF.

Recently, I installed ManyCam on my PC, only to find out that it started making my computer run very slowly. I uninstalled it and even used System Restore but it didn't help. I decided it was time to format my HDD.

So I copied everything I needed onto an external hard drive, inserted the Win7 disc, restarted the computer, changed the BIOS settings to launch from disc and restarted. And now....

Every time I turn on the computer, I get to the black screen with the words "Microsoft Corporation" at the bottom, and a green progress bar that keeps going and going and going. It "loads" windows forever. I tried changing back the bios settings to launch from the HDD, and even removed the disc drive physically, but no matter what I do, the computer stops at that Microsoft Corperation screen.

I did a few hard shut-downs on it, and it even asks if I want to "repair problems causing Windows to not load" or something like that, but I still get that green progress bar.

I'm just about ready to get the whole computer replaced, since its under warrenty, but if there is a way to fix it, I don't want them to figure it out and charge me for an unnecessary inspection.

Please help me TSF. Either to...
1. Get passed this green progress bar and start windows.
2. F... Read more

A:Windows 7 will not boot; green progress bar never stops

Hi -

I deleted your last post stating "shameless bump" as it was made just 2.9 hours after your initial post. We are all volunteers here and are not compensated in any manner. Please allow an appropriate amount of time to pass in the future before "bumping" - 24 hours minimum. Thank you.

Your system trouble sounds to me like it may be HDD related.

Wipe the entire HDD with KillDisk, then try Windows 7 installation again.

http://jcgriff2.com/killdisk_imgburn.html

If no-go, run HDD diagnostics --> http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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My son has an acer aspire one laptop. Windows xp will load, he puts in his password - and then the baclground pops up and thats it. We cant get any further than that. Not sure what to do and not sure where to look on this forum for help with this problem. We would appreciate any assistance we can get. Thank You.

A:windows xp - goes to screen saver and stops

Can you boot into Safe Mode? If you can try using System Restore, choose a date prior to this problem.Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System Restore.When this opens make sure that "Restore my computer to an earlier time" is chosen, and click on Next>.The dates appearing in bold are the dates that you can restore to, click on the date that you want and then click Next> to start the System Restore, you may get the message telling you that you will have to restart your computer to start, click ok. When the computer restarts and you have logged on as the administrator a Restoration Complete page will appear, click on OK to complete the process.

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I have a dell running windows xp. I get home over the weekend and for some reason, a blue screen comes up if I try to scan the computer or search the regestry etc. Now I cant log into yahoo.com or use certain programs. The blue screen says:
driver has overrun a stack based buffer.
***stop:0x000000F7 (0x30614D61, 0X00008A1B, 0xFFFF75E4, 0x00000000)
Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete
What can I do to remedy this if anything. Got midterms this week and kinda need a computer. I am on it now typing so have some acces on the computer.
Thanks for any help, its greatly appreciated!
 

A:Blue Screen Stops Windows

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When windows xp stops it is with a black screen and when I restart it I go to the microsoft page that tells me a driver is what is causing it. But I haven't installed a driver lately.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:56:53 AM, on 6/5/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\savedump.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Caere\OmniPagePro10.0\opware32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\TWAIN_32\D66U\D066UUTY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMInd... Read more

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I have a dell running windows xp. I get home over the weekend and for some reason, a blue screen comes up if I try to scan the computer or search the regestry etc. Now I cant log into yahoo.com or use certain programs. The blue screen says:
driver has overrun a stack based buffer.
***stop:0x000000F7 (0x30614D61, 0X00008A1B, 0xFFFF75E4, 0x00000000)
Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete

What can I do to remedy this if anything. Got midterms this week and kinda need a computer. I am on it now typing so have some acces on the computer.
Thanks for any help, its greatly appreciated!

I pasted the highjack this file, and attached the minidumps below.

Rollin' Rog (moderator) highlighted 022 and said it looked bad:
I don't like the looks of this, it indicates a past or present malware infection, probably Smitfraud.

O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: figpecker - {7d7bd0c4-4913-4933-b870-7388a7bffb82} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\lvhjtsa.dll (file missing)
I'll take a look at the minidumps -- but after I do, I'm probably going to close this thread and ask you to repost the scanlog and the problem in the Malware forum.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:24:10 AM, on 3/25/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
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A:Blue Screen Stops Windows

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Hey guys,

Im having exactly the same problen,

Windows XP SP2 Starts, the green blocking thing loads,
after that Black screen With a Movable cursor thats everything there is.
now ive seen the comment about using the repair function of windows,
Does this formats ur partition ur using the repair function on ? or does ist keep all its data ?

A:stops at Windows Loading Screen

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

what are you running
video card
cpu
m/board
ram
power supply
brand
wattage

check your tempretures and voltages in the bios and post them

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I have recently been having an odd error with my computer. Recently, I decided I would upgrade the graphics card in my computer at home. I bought a Radeon 4670 and installed it in the computer just fine (it was replacing a Geforce 9400 GT) and got everything up and running. However, I decided after playing games a little that I wanted to see if I could get any more out of the graphics card and so used the ATI Overdrive feature that comes with the Catalyst Control Center. This seemed to freeze, so I rebooted as the application suggests if this occurs, to reset the clock speeds. However my problem began here... the computer would just freeze at the Windows XP logo splash screen, a couple of bars would pass and then it would just stop. This would also be accompanied by beeping noises that appear to be coming from the motherboard.

I tried a number of things to remedy this. Firstly, the computer boots fine in safe mode and if there are no graphics drivers installed. I tried doing a clean install of Windows XP, using older driver versions, sending the graphics card to be replaced but all to no avail. Everything is fine until I install the drivers and then this freezing and beeping hits in. I tried another ATI graphics card as well (a 4550 I believe) and the problem still persisted. I have a feeling that it may be a motherboard related issue... but I'm not too sure what would have happened.

Any help would be greatly appreciated .
 

A:Installing graphics drivers stops Windows XP boot

What motherboard do you have? We need the make and model of either the motherboard or the system if its a big brand box system.

Also what power supply do you have?
 

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I am installing a newly reformatted hard drive into a workstation. I have put the hard drive into the pc, checked the bios and it sees the hard drive. When I boot the pc up, it stops at: windows/systems32/drivers/agp440.sys, and then reboots into a loop. Help.

A:Boot up stops at:windows/systems32/drivers/agp440.sys

Welcome to TSF!

Is there another drive in the system? If the drive was formatted, it will not have an OS on it, so it won't be bootable.

If you installed Windows on this drive while it was in a different PC, it will not work unless that other PC is an identical model, as it will be trying to load drivers for hardware that doesn't exist in this PC.

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Hello All,
Windows XP Pro ... I'm trying to reinstall windows xp pro on my Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) comp. This computer was originally created using a Windows xp pro disk that was installed by an engineer. In other words I didn't have a win xp pro disk at the time. After a series of mistakes on my part trying to solve a video firewire issue I was able to turn a perfectly good computer
into a comp. that will not even boot from an OEM (Dell Win xp pro) disk. I purchased the OEM disk , complete with activation code, thinking this should resolve the issue.
 
The comp. will boot from disk and repair begins to load up but stops during the setup screen: a few of the phrases are- A problem has been detected.........Stop: 0x0000007e..........pci.sys-address........
 
Reformatting the hard drive would fine if I could get that far.  I know the OEM disk works because I installed it on another much slower computer.
I would be oh so grateful if someone could advise. Playing piano is a great and wonderful thing but my DAW is like brain candy!!!
 
Help!......Skyblade 55

A:Windows xp pro-boot, repair, stops at setup-A problem has been-ect.

What SP is this XP install disk. If you have a PCIe card in the computer you will need SP2 or later. The SP can be slipstreamed into the install disk fairly easy. If your install disk is SP2 or SP3 you can create a bootable disk of Partition Wizard. Delete all Partitions. Then create a Primary, not logical, partition and make it active. Then try booting the install disk.
 
You can burn the iso of Partition Wizard on a Windows 7 and later computer by right clicking and selecting Burn Disk Image. 
 
Has all important data been backed up?

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i was dowloading a free registry cleaner when my computer crashed. i shut my computer down. when i turned it back on, windows wouldn't boot up - it gets stuck at the blue windows xp page. i can't find the restore cd that came with the computer. i tried to press f8 during the booting process but it will not work. i have windows 2000 xp home.

A:Computer Will Not Boot Up, Stops At Blue Windows Page

The "free registry cleaner" you downloaded might have been, and was probably a virus. Try looking REALLY really hard for the recovery disk, and if you still can't find it, then go to this site, and download the file from one of the website mirrors, and then use a program that can burn ISO files to CD-Rs, and burn the file to a disk. Boot the computer from the CD, and then use the program (it's LIKE windows, but isn't exactly like it, but it should see your hard drive) to back up your important files to CDs or a flash drive. They should be in /mnt/hda1/documents and settings/*insert your login name here*/my documents or /desktop.After you're sure you got the files you need to keep, then you will need to get a new copy of windows and install it. Then just put your files back.If you still can't get ahold of a windows CD, then you can just install the CD you burned as a temporary solution until you find one, or if you like PCLOS, then try Ubuntu (www.ubuntu.org) and use it as a permanent solution. Please note that Linux does NOT run windows apps outside of an emulator.

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Hello All,
Windows XP Pro ... I'm trying to reinstall windows xp pro on my Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) comp. This computer was originally created using a Windows xp pro disk that was installed by an engineer. In other words I didn't have a win xp pro disk at the time. After a series of mistakes on my part trying to solve a video firewire issue I was able to turn a perfectly good computer
into a comp. that will not even boot from an OEM (Dell Win xp pro) disk. I purchased the OEM disk , complete with activation code, thinking this should resolve the issue.
 
The comp. will boot from disk and repair begins to load up but stops during the setup screen: a few of the phrases are- A problem has been detected.........Stop: 0x0000007e..........pci.sys-address........
 
Reformatting the hard drive would fine if I could get that far.  I know the OEM disk works because I installed it on another much slower computer.
I would be oh so grateful if someone could advise. Playing piano is a great and wonderful thing but my DAW is like brain candy!!!
 
Help!......Skyblade 55

A:Windows xp pro-boot, repair, stops at setup-A problem has been-ect.

What SP is this XP install disk. If you have a PCIe card in the computer you will need SP2 or later. The SP can be slipstreamed into the install disk fairly easy. If your install disk is SP2 or SP3 you can create a bootable disk of Partition Wizard. Delete all Partitions. Then create a Primary, not logical, partition and make it active. Then try booting the install disk.
 
You can burn the iso of Partition Wizard on a Windows 7 and later computer by right clicking and selecting Burn Disk Image. 
 
Has all important data been backed up?

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my computer was working fine today then it froze up so i turned the power suge off and hit restart usally this doesnt do anything but this time the computer would load get to the windows xp screen with the bar under it loading then it would restart. iv tryied loading it normal, last known configuration. i even tryied safe mode but the same thing happens........if some1 could help me with this it rly great help thanks
 

A:My computer loads to the windows xp screen then stops

do u know how to do a Windows repair with the CD\DVD?
 

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So last night I turned my comp off (safely) and went to bed. I turned it on and found that it said something about user profile failing. So I went into safe mode and did a system restore- but had to reboot the hard drive, I think it said? so I waited about and hour for the comp to validate all the files. Then I turn it on and same problem. After restarting several times, it just goes to a black screen with a flashing underscore.

Before you wagging your finger at me- please note my dad does not like spending money on this PC. He didn't buy anything but the comp itself. No extra hardware or software.

In any case, please help ASAP.

A:Windows won't open- stops at black screen

Anyone?

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Hey
when boot up my computer it will go straight through the bios and xp loading screens but whne the logon screen apperars it just freezes up with the hourglass right before you see welcome, i have reinstalled the boot drivers and it stills sits like that forever i have a big clan match for unreal tournament and I need my pc up and running


AMD Athlon xp 2200+
Windows XP Home w/ sp2
512 mb ram
128 fx5200 nvidia
40gb hd
 

A:Windows xp just stops at blue screen when loading

Try booting in Safe Mode by tapping function 8 a few times before Windows starts up. Then go to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Event Viewer to see if any of the logs gives a clue as to what's going on in there at startup.
 

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ok so here is the story
i have raid 0 array 2 x 160 WD
and my windows is installed on it
i recently bought 2 x 640 Samsung F1 i built a new raid 0 array
and i'm trying to move my windows instalation from one array to another
I used Norton's Ghost Disk Copy method .

And now when i boot from the new array windows stop right before the user selection screen .
the thing is the computer doesn't stop responing .. i can still move my mouse but the user selection screen never show's up

i tried reading the windows system log from the new partition with and little utility and it doesn't seem to be any thing wrong.

I also tried booting from the windows cd but when it get to the part where is supose to detect hard drives i get the infamous 0x0000007B stop error .
can anyone help pls

10q all for reading

Cheers
Mihai.
 

A:Windows XP stops before user selection screen

Soz, wrong thread
 

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Hello, I would really appreciate any help you could give me.

I have an hp media center pc m470n running XP and it will not start up normally. When it boots up to the Windows Screen it just sits there and spins with nothing.

What I have done so far: This has been a problem for two weeks??

I have tried a system restore with no luck (says the computer could not restore to the date; I have tried three dates) and tried booting to the "Last known good configuration," with no luck.

I have no problems starting it up in Safe Mode. I first stopped the software from starting; meaning I went to run, typed msconfig and unchecked all of the boxes under the startup tab. I then restarted my computer with the same result. I then shut it down again and unplugged all of my hardware, except my mouse and keyboard to make sure I didn't have a hardware problem, then rebooted with the same result. I ran my norton antivirus, adware, and Registry Mechanic in same mode; then restarted with the same result. I have now rechecked all of the boxes in my start up (msconfig) and plugged all of the hardware in again. I again restarted and the same thing happened.

I then got mad and completed a destructive restore, which took my hard drive back to how it came out of the box and got the computer to start up after a few tries normally. I completed all of the software updates from Microsoft and the computer worked fine for two weeks. I got up this morning it the computer was r... Read more

A:PLEASE HELP: Computer Stops at Windows State Up Screen

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Originally Posted by clarke_sol


Hello, I would really appreciate any help you could give me.

I have an hp media center pc m470n running XP and it will not start up normally. When it boots up to the Windows Screen it just sits there and spins with nothing.

What I have done so far: This has been a problem for two weeks??

I have tried a system restore with no luck (says the computer could not restore to the date; I have tried three dates) and tried booting to the "Last known good configuration," with no luck.

I have no problems starting it up in Safe Mode. I first stopped the software from starting; meaning I went to run, typed msconfig and unchecked all of the boxes under the startup tab. I then restarted my computer with the same result. I then shut it down again and unplugged all of my hardware, except my mouse and keyboard to make sure I didn't have a hardware problem, then rebooted with the same result. I ran my norton antivirus, adware, and Registry Mechanic in same mode; then restarted with the same result. I have now rechecked all of the boxes in my start up (msconfig) and plugged all of the hardware in again. I again restarted and the same thing happened.

I then got mad and completed a destructive restore, which took my hard drive back to how it came out of the box and got the computer to start up after a few tries normally. I completed all of the software updates from Microsoft and ... Read more

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I have gone through all of the procedures in the Step-by-Step: Basic Windows Deployment for IT Professionals documentation and created a bootable Windows PE disk with ImageX containing Windows Windows 7 Enterprise. After Step 5 (Deploying from a Network Share) is completed, the documentation states the custom image is deployed on the destination computer and that it is ready for customer delivery. After exiting out of the Windows PE Command prompt window, the system reboots (at which point I remove the bootable Windows PE disk). During the boot process, I see the following screen dialog appear (in order as listed below):
Starting Services/ Setup is installing devices/ Applying system settings/ Restarting/ Starting Windows/ Preparing for first use/ Checking video performance
It then stops at the "Set Up Windows" screen where it has the 3 fields for Country or region, Time and currency, and Keyboard layout. My question is why is it stopping here (at the Regional settings) when the .wim file should contain those answers from my Autounattend.xml file used during the PE build that took place earlier? Am I missing something in one of my passes in the components of my answer file? During the PE and .wim file build process earlier on, it has no problem with these settings. I have listed my Autounattend.xml file below. Also, as a reference, I am using identical PC hardware for Technician and Reference (destination) computers. They are both Dell Optiplex 745 units... Read more

A:Windows 7 stops at Regional Settings screen

Paul,
Sorry for late reply.
The Oobe.xml settings is located in %WINDIR%\System32\Oobe\Info folder.
For more references, please see:
Oobe.xml Technical Reference
Dale

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I installed my new kit I bought from NewEgg.

Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE.
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 4 GB.
CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 Haswell Quad-core 3.3 GHz.
RAM: G.Skill Ares 4 gb x2 (8 gb total).
Power supply: Rosewill Fortress-750 watt.

I installed the parts and the computer does run. It will quickly go through a series of pages, a total black screen with a small white letter at the bottom right, then the motherboard page, and the starting windows page. It go through the animation of two of the four colored dots for a second and stop, crash and go through the series of three pages again before going to the windows error page. Upon running the restore it tells me it is unable to fix it. I am also unable to install the drivers for the motherboard and video card, and under the BIOS page the video card does not even register, though I believe that is due to the drivers. I did not buy a new hard drive and still have the original windows install on there. How can I fix this to get windows to run? If anything else is needed just ask. Thanks in advance!

A:New hardware kit, stops at Windows 7 startup screen

Did you clean install windows on the new equipment ?

You can`t just use a drive from other equipment like that, without using a tool like Paragon while the drive is still connected to the old system.

The best thing to do is clean install windows now.

If you don`t have a windows install dvd, it`s gonna be tough.

Clean Install Windows 7

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I have a situation I've never encountered before. In the past, if the OS wouldn't boot I could use F8 and go into safe mode and do a System Restore, use last known good configuration or use start windows normally, eventually getting a reboot into Windows. If that failed, I could insert the installation disc or a repair disc, repairing the OS or getting into System Restore or doing a complete reinstall. None of these options have been successful.

The computer is a Dimension E-581 desktop running Vista Ultimate 32-bit and it's used by my stepson. The OS was installed in the English language. The language being used is Chinese Simplified, although as you know it can be switched back to English once Windows is up and running. I asked him if he downloaded any new software from China or if he clicked on a link in an email or instant message and he said that he had not so I'm ruling out malware as the cause of the problem. He told me that he mistakenly clicked on sleep instead of shut down and then, realizing his mistake, he held the power button in for appx. ten seconds, thinking he could reverse his choice of shutdown. He is illiterate when it comes to computers. I have not been able to boot into Windows since he did this yesterday.

Here's the situation; if I use F8 and click on Safe Mode, Last Known Good Configuration or Start Windows Normally a blue screen flashes for a fraction of a second, it goes to the Dell screen, Windows starts to boot and then I get the "Windows Er... Read more

A:Cannot Boot Into or Reinstall Windows

OK, here's where I'm at now: I took the side off the computer case and thoroughly cleaned the inside of all dust. I removed and reseated all the electrical connectors from the hard drive to the power source and motherboard, making sure the connections were solid. I also removed all the remaining electrical connectors and reseated them.

I found the Utility disc for the computer and since there is no utility partition on the computer I tried the utility disc, which I understand contains the same utilities as on a utility partition. The Utility disc, a short while after insertion, gave me the message "I/O error reading device EXTCD001". I then rebooted, hit F12 and did another hard drive diagnostic.The test showed "PASS" and it identified the model number of the WD hard drive.

I then tried booting from the Windows installation disc again and received a blue screen showing "Page_Fault_In_Nonpaged_Area, whatever that means, with the error code STOP: 0x00000050, 0x866C0000, 0x00000000, 0x88883843, 0x00000000". I also disabled driver signature enforcement to no avail. I acessed the Acronis Secure Zone by pressing F11 during a reboot and it showed a backup from January of 2011, which is apparently after I had done a fresh reinstall and then captured an image but it couldn't access it. I'm now running the Kaspersky Rescue disc associated with the computer. The only other option I have is to try using the actual Acronis TIH 2010 installation disc that I ... Read more

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Hi guys,

I'm trying to but up my laptop and I'm getting a blue screen of death:::

"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 restard your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Disable or uninstall any anti-virus, disk defragmentation or backup utilities. Check your hard drive configuration and check for any updated drivers. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical Information:

*** STOP: 0X0000024 (0X001901FD, 0X84DE57E0, 0XC0000032, 0X00000000)"

I'm running windows XP on a laptop and it won't even boot up in safemode!

Now the big problem I have is that the DVD drive on the laptop is damaged so I can not run the recovery CD. I have a USB DVD drive but ofcourse cause windows won't boot up I can't use that...

Any advice?
 

A:Windows XP won't boot up - Can not reinstall OS

You can enable boot from USB in you BIOS, then boot into the USB DVD drive. I would suggest repairing your OS, details can be found here.

BTW
:wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
 

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A couple weekends ago when I was using my laptop, I fell asleep and awoke to find that it had turned itself off. I rebooted it to find that after the BIOS screen, nothing happened: I just got a blank screen with a cursor. I have seen this thread but unlike the fellow there, I had no problems at all just doing a clean install from a USB drive, as I'd done the same only a week or two before and didn't exactly have much data to lose. The install went completely fine, including the two restarts required, right up to the "Welcome" screen after connecting to a network, upon which it went to "Shutting down", did so, and I was once again back where I'd started, with the blank screen and flashing, immobile cursor and nothing else. I've tried re-creating my bootable USB drive, and the sfc /scannow command in Windows Repair options wouldn't run, saying that I have a process already running that requires Windows to restart (which I can't do, and which doesn't go away even after yet another reinstall). I've tried reformatting and recreating the partition (I have just the one) before installing as well.

The laptop is fairly old: a four-year old Acer Aspire:
2GB RAM
Pentium Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
Nvidia 7000 (256 MB)

All I know off the top of my head; will give more info if it's needed. Because I was able to install Windows 7 completely right up to the Welcome screen after which my desktop should have been prepared, I don't think this is a hard drive issue. W... Read more

A:Windows won't boot, even after reinstall

This time follow the steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
starting with downloading and burning to DVD or writing to flash stick the latest official installer.

But add the step of wiping the HD with Diskpart Clean Command from installer command line before beginning the install.

If the failure persists try entering Device Manager during install to disable any erroring devices so install will complete and you can update them from the desktop: Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation

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Please can someone help. I'm trying to reformat my PC & reinstall Windows XP. I have the Windows disc & the PC is set to boot from CD but it won't, it just starts Windows normally if I boot up with the CD in the CD drive.
What can I do to make it boot from the CD so that I can format the hard drive & reinstall Windows on a clean system?
Thanks in anticipation for any suggestions.
 

A:PC Won't Boot From CD To Reinstall Windows XP

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About a month ago I had to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium because it had the win64/sirefef virus. Security essentials would not work and neither would the windows firewall, etc.

I have the virus again somehow, but this time when I try to boot it into safe mode and do a system restore or back up my files I can't - it says windows restore won't work and there is a critical error and will restart in 1 minute (this happened last time as well except not in safe mode and I was able to do the restore - but the critical error was occurring in regular mode).

How do I backup my files (I have new files since the last time) and reinstall without the discs?

Thank you so much - info. is needed ASAP!

A:Need to Reinstall Windows 7 - cannot boot

Forgot to mention it's a Sony Vaio.

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Hi,

I own a Samsung Serie 5 laptop which currently runs Windows 8.1. I would like to do a clean install using the recovery media that was provided with the laptop. It's a UEFI PNY 16GB USB stick with recovery media on.

I have disabled password on boot and also disabled fast boot in order to make the boot from USB the top priority in regards to booting. These were all suggestions I found elsewhere on the internet (bar the priority one, pretty common sense!).

I then save the settings and restart only for it to seemingly boot normally.

I would greatly appreciate any help.

Thanks,

Danny

A:Cannot Boot from USB to Reinstall Windows

Normally there is a Fn key you can press top bring up the boot menu where you can choose what device to boot from. Try that. If no luck, what is the full model number of the Samsung Serie 5 laptop?

The online manual should help figure out what to do.

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Hi peeps I recently upgraded my computer to windows 10 and everything was working fine. Except once in a while the computer would freeze and shut down while i was playing a game, mostly.  And recently it did it again while i was playing. But this time when i started up it went into "system recovery" i think its called. Anyway i think i made a lot of bad decisions in system recovery and now i have a formatted harddrive a reset bios and im wanting to reinstall windows 10. Last time i did the installation, i did it from an external harddrive so thats what im trying. But when i start the pc it loads (with some trash on the loaing screen) and then it goes black after the windows splash screen.  I'm not good with computers so this might be a simple problem, but i was thinking maybe my graphics card is fried and needs to be changed?  Also, the computer will start the windows 10 installer if i disconnect the harddrive. So i tried disconnecting it and connecting it when i was in the windows 10 installer but then it wouldn't install windows on that harddrive. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

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Hi, about a week ago my computer was acting strange (windows aero and gadgets had stopped working) so I restarted it. When it booted back up my wallpaper came up but my icons and gadgets did not, then a window saying windows explorer had stopped working popped up, and then my entire screen turned a solid color (generally white - light blue).

I booted into safe mode and everything seemed to work, ran a scan with norton and found nothing. I then tried a clean boot with the same problem. After that I did a system restore with a restore point from a few days ago that seemed to do the trick. Everything booted up correctly and I figured it was done.

Then, in the middle of the night last night (3:07 to be exact) my computer came out of sleep for "crucial system updates". When I got to it in the morning windows was acting weird again (most of the system buttons were gone and parts of my wallpaper were blacked out). I tried restarting and the windows explorer problem popped up. Frustrated I immediately booted into safe mode and restored to a few days ago and everything seems to work.

I'm kind of worried now, I can't think of any link between the two occurrences and have not visited any sketchy websites or downloaded anything aside from drivers for my graphics card. In fact all I've done on my computer all week is download some drivers, visit well known sites like YouTube and Craigslist, and play a few games (need for speed hot pursuit and Dark Souls 1 and... Read more

A:Windows Explorer Stops Working After Boot, Desktop Unusable

Hi -

See if System Restore can help.

Run Windows System Restore - choose a restore point prior to the trouble starting (from < last week). Be sure to check the box on lower-left of System Restore screen to show restore points >5 days old.

Windows System Restore - Restore your System (Windows 8.1, 8, 7 & Vista)

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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EDIT: I just noticed in your post that you already ran System Restore.

The only thing I can think of that may yield a clue to the Explorer crashes is WERCON (Windows Problem Reports).

Bring up the Reliability Monitor and check on the Explorer crash reports -
START | type perfmon /rel

Additional info - Windows Reliability Monitor - (Windows 8.1, 8, 7 & Vista)

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Internal hard drive. I tried switching my hard drive to a different port, I also tried using a different hard drive (and switched cables as well). If I switch ports, windows does recognize it for a few minutes then the drive disappears. How do I troubleshoot?
 

A:Solved: Windows stops recognizing hard drive during boot.

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The other night I was on my computer when some strange things began to happen. Any program I tried to open would not open, and then the shortcuts on my desktop changed icons to the folder icon and the text dissapeared. I couldn't do anything, so I just figured it was some freak bug or something. I couldn't run any spyware or virus programs because it wouldn't let me open any programs. So I try to shut it down, and no matter how many times I clicked on shut down I still had to hold the button in to shut it off. Now, when I restart my computer, it seems to load just fine but when it gets to the blue screen with the windows xp logo on it, it just stops. The mouse cursor is there and I can move it but it never gets past the blue screen. I tired loading it in safe mode and it loads all the files up through mup.sys, which I have learned is the last file that loads so it is something after that. I have tried to start it using the last good configuration and still no luck. Any ideas? Do you think it is spyware/virus or just a corrupt system file?
 

A:Windows XP stops loading on blue screen with the xp logo

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I'm going to try and describe the problem. I press the power button for my hp pavilion laptop and it starts as normally until I gets to a blue screen (not the BSOD i've learned about recently though). This blue screen has a logo of Windows XP which fades in after one second. I see my mouse pointer and I am able to move my mouse pointer but that is all. No matter how long I wait that blue screen with the windows xp logo stays there, not allowing me access to my desktop. This sux. Any suggestions or ideas? Know anything about this? My sister was the last one on it and I think that she caught a virus, I hope its something repairable though.
 

A:Computer stops booting at Windows Logo Screen

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Hi, Tech Guy Forums.
A few minutes ago I had to shut down my computer impropery(by holding down the power button) because my computer froze after trying to logging off one of my accounts.(i hope this doenst mean anything)

So I turned my computer back on my pressing the power button again and when I got to the windows welcome login screen I could not type in my password!
My keyboard is not broken, the lights are on, and it was working fine before I had to shut down my computer . I can still enter the boot setup and the keys work in there. It's just when I get to windows login screen it stops working.
I have tried restarting my computer many times that doesn't work. I tried putting my keyboard usb into all the other slots and that doesn't work either.
Help! Is this a virus?
 

A:Keyboard stops working at Windows Login Screen! Help.

While the computer is booting up, try tapping the F8 key. See if the windows advanced options menu, appears. Try selecting "Last known good configuration". Otherwise you can try safemode. If you are able to use the keyboard in safemode, then I would uninstall the keyboard drivers, and let windows reinstall it upon normal bootup.
 

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