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Won't Boot Up Past The Blue Windows Welcome Screen

Q: Won't Boot Up Past The Blue Windows Welcome Screen

We are using Windows XP Pro, no service paks, and it won't boot up past the blue windows welcome screen before you even get to log on as a user. It is almost like it gets caught there and won't go any further. We have tried reseating the RAM chip, checked the mother board for possible problems, and pulled all the USB devices. We tried using the windows boot disk to repair the OS, that only initiated a reboot and back to the above mentioned issue. We tried booting in safe mode...it still wouldn't get past that point. We tried "last known good configuration", still the same result.

She is an older computer, but she has always been our most reliable system and she does things our other computer won't do...we would really hate to lose her. Any help would be very much appreciated!


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A: Won't Boot Up Past The Blue Windows Welcome Screen

Cristy, Do the following.

Your CMOS may be corrupt. Go into the BIOS setup screen and copy down all the settings as you want them. with the power off, open the unit and move the CMOS erase jumper to the clear position for however long the instruction book say to leave it there. Move the jumper back to the normal position and turn the unit on. The PC should report something like CMOS error -- defaults loaded and the real-time clock will be reset. Go into the BIOS setup and re-enter your desired values. Let us know what happens.

Thank you Jitaa

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I was getting what I thought was the google redirect virus. I ran a malware scan but it did not find anything. I had this problem once before and we had used combofix. I ran combofix and after it scanned, all of my icons were gone. I rebooted and now I can not get past the blue windows startup screen. I can not boot into safe mode either. I read several posts but got conflicting information on whether or not to run the recovery console. Also, I read that this could just be a missing registry file. I can not access info on the computer for more information. I do know that it is a WIndows XP Pro operating system.

ALSO - I have tried to boot from my XP disc but it does not show me the C:windows XP Professional with a repair option. It shows C:partition1 [NTFS]

Any guidance would be GREAT!
Thanks in advance.

A:XP Pro Can not boot past the blue windows screen after using Combo Fix

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My computer got shut down during the loading part of a system restore. It will start loading but can't get to the desktop. Tried all commands on boot screen. Still will not go pass blue windows screen, mouse is still on screen and can e moved around. I have the CDs that came with put both home edition and xp pro. in hopes of repairing windows, but still nothing same blue screen with windows logo. Please help, on my phone doing this now, really aggravating. TY

A:Help. Computer won't boot past blue windows screen.

Boot off of the XP CD and get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.

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

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

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

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

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

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Downloading registry cleaner and ran it and it said restart i did and now i have a blue scrren

*cant take a pic dont have camera but ill google a pic and just post the techincal info thats different"

same message im getting but i dindt get the dll error he did

but the tech info i get is

Tedchincal Information:
*** STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xFFFFA8008EF0B30, 0xFFFFFA8008EF0E1, 0xFFFFF80003181510)

thats all i get under tech info the pic is just to show what type of blue screen im getting

also i CANT boot from cd i dont have a option to when i restart pc i even tried going into bios but no option to change boot pattern or anything.....

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sorry for link but best i could do since i dont know pc spec off head but this is one i bought i went into my recently bought

A:pc dont load past windows sign blue screen crash+cant boot from cd

As the help you need is more repair OS rather than crash debugging I've mored this to General discussion where somebody should be able help.

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My computer (Dell Dimension 4550, XP Home) locked up & had to turn it off. Upon restart I get part way into boot and get the black & white screen with the 5 Windows start options. All options lead to a blue screen with the following Stop information:


I can find no way out of this screen other than turning off the computer. I am not technical but can follow directions. Thanks in advance for any advice you can provide.

A:Can't Boot and can't get past Blue Screen

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Can't get Xp on Dell Diminsion 4600 to boot up. Boots to blue screen. Have tried repair from windows install disk... no go. Have used F12 to boot from cd. Have tried to boot from safe mode..shoots back to blue screen. I'd be willing to reinstall Xp if I could get it to work! Any suggestions??

A:xp won't boot past blue screen

What is the error that is displayed with the BSOD?

Also you can try downloading the setup disk to floppy's
and booting if you have a floppy drive on your Dell 4600.

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My computer gets stuck on the blue HP bios screen. Whenever I try to press buttons on my keyboard to get into the boot menu/bios options (F keys), they do not respond. I cleared the CMOS and tried it again to no avail. Then I removed the hard drive and voila: I was able to press the F Keys to get into the boot menu/bios settings etc. I put a recovery disc in my cd/dvd drive and chose to boot off the cd drive. A black screen then appeared saying "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device". I pressed some buttons but the same message keeps appearing. Any help?

A:Cannot Get Past Blue HP Bios Boot Screen

What hard drive did you remove? If you have no hard drive then you can not recover or repair any OS if there no OS to repair to detect or hard drive.

Is it the HDD that you removed have Windows is installed on it?

Have you tried changing the boot sequence?

What kind of HDD is it a SATA or IDE type?

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I have a compaq presario 2520ap and have just reloaded xp home,after the same problem I have now happened.I have spent a really long time setting my computer up just right then this happened .please help as I would prefer not to have to start again,again.


ok I have done some (hours of) investigating of my problem and I believe that I have deleted BLaze with adaware, which doesn't mean that much to me but might to you .

thanks again

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Helo there. The other day my computer went off a blue screen appeared and it jst shut down i switched it back on and it was fine for about 15 minutes then again blue screen and shut down. Now i cant get it past the boot sctreen becasue it just crashes on that screen/If im quick i can press esc to get to the switch screen where it says mem test ok then it crashes i cant get into bios or boot device. Thinking it may be a hardware problem I changed graphics cards still saem problem and I changed the PSU still same problem. I dont have a clue what is wrong with it as it was fine the other day here are the specs.
Packard bell Imedia 1702
Amd 64 3200
512 ram
180gb hard drive
128mb radeon 9200
Also i am running windows vista ultimate. Any help would be appreicated thanks tom.

A:Blue screen ,cant get past boot screen HELPPPPP

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 I have this problem with my touchsmart 610-1280qd.  Facts:-Boots to the blue screen HP logo when nothing pressed on the keyboard.  Says "press ESC for startup options," except pressing ESC does nothing.-When F10 is pressed after power button, it goes to a black screen with some system info at the top left, "setup" in the lower right corner, and the same "press ESC for startup options."  Unable to get out of this screen as well.  -When F2 (diagnostics) is pressed after pwr button, it is the same as above except the word "diagnostics" is in the lower right.  Again, unabe to do anything else.-I've replaced the CMOS battery, R&R all memory modules, and tried leaving unplugged for 24hrs with no luck. Please help!

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i have an old macbook (black) with xp installed in it.
i installed vistamizer to make it look like vista.

then i used it for a while, without rebooting it (even though it said i must reboot)

then i tried to turn it on after lunch and now it boots up, then passes the vista logo (b/c of vistamizer) and then the bluescreen comes up and it reboots again, does the same thing over and over

is there anyway i can fix this?

thx.. i hope i get a quick reply

A:XP boot, past logo, then blue screen (repeats)

hwlim1993 said:

i have an old macbook (black) with xp installed in it.
i installed vistamizer to make it look like vista.

then i used it for a while, without rebooting it (even though it said i must reboot)

then i tried to turn it on after lunch and now it boots up, then passes the vista logo (b/c of vistamizer) and then the bluescreen comes up and it reboots again, does the same thing over and over

is there anyway i can fix this?

thx.. i hope i get a quick replyClick to expand...
If you had "real" Vista, you could use System Restore straight from the DVD but you might need an XP CD to sort this one. First, though, tap the Function 8 key when you reboot and select from the Advanced Boot Options "Disable automatic restart on system failure". Post back some of the detail on the blue screen and someone will help.

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My computer won't boot past the blue hpInvent screen . I took the sides off the computer. I booted it up and I figured out what the noise I was hearing was and where it was coming from. It's the hard drive making a noise like a fan starting up then a loud clicking noise . Then it stops trying to load and repeats a few times then quits. I unplugged the power to the hard drive now itwill load when I unplug it but I can't do anything with no hard drive.

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A:Hp pavilion won't boot past blue hp invent screen

Your hdd has failed. If you are still in warranty, contact HP to send a new hdd. If you are outside warranty it will be much less expensive to purchase a retail hdd to replace the original. Hope you have a Recovery Disk set?

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It only boots to the blue startup screen with the Esc/F1/F10 (setup, etc.) options. My keyboard is being recognized - it lights up once when I turn on the computer. But when I hit anything, the computer doesn't respond. The computer won't go past that screen and I can't get into setup or anything via the keyboard.

A:Computer won't boot past blue startup screen

Will it boot from a CD?

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Big problem, when i first turned on my computer in the past i got a blue screen and needed to enter a password to get to the page that gave me an option of clicking on admin account or user account. To get rid of the first screen which was a hassle because i'm the only one who uses the computer i went into boot and got rid of the admin account password in boot .

Thought everything would be fine but upon finishing i now have the same blue screen that comes up just like before but now it won't accept any password and i can't get in.

Any ideas , yeah i know i screwed up.

A:Eliminated admin password in boot, now can't get past blue screen of d


What blue screen are you getting ?

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I am not a techie and I have never relaced a drive or anything.  But any help would be greatly appreciated.  When I turn on my HP Pavilion a Blue Screen comes up and just sits there.  It says"HP invent" in the middle, then along the bottom it says "Esc= Boot, F10= System Setup, F11= System Recovery".  After many, many times of turning the computer off with the shut off button and back on and hitting Escape rapidly, I was able to boot up from the bootup screen, I guess is what you call it.  It took a long time to come up.  Computer works fine in that mode.I ran my Anti Virus, my Ad aware, deleted cookies, temp files, defraged the disk and even restored to a few days ago before this happened.  I then restarted my computer and I am back to the same blue screen and once again it took forever to boot up.I was not having any issues with the computer before this happened.  Any ideas?  And if it is in layman's terms, that would be best.Thanks so much!T in Nevada

A:HP Pavilion a6042n won't boot past Blue HP invent screen

I have the same problem. I get a red code saying BIOHD-2 in red color. tells me to turn off system, check to see if cables are sururely attached. IN set up, computer reconizes dve/cd drive but says no drive installed for my HD. Hard Drive problem it seems. My computer is only 4months old and bought it from Cir City, which all stores are now closed! Also I get Boot Disk Failure, insert system disk and press enter. I do not have a system disk. Never came with computer.I don't want to open computer to check cables on HD. What to do??

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Got a weird one, i have a HP Compaq 6715s and it will not boot past the HP desktop screen with the power supply plugged in, but when i am running it off a battery it boots straight into the desktop. Tried this several times and it does the same thing, adapter plugged in wont boot past desktop screen, no adapter boots fine. I should also mention that once the laptop has booted if i plug in the power supply it starts to charge fine>>>???

A:HP Compaq wont boot past Blue HP Desktop Screen with power supply plugged in..

any help?

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First, I am not what you'd call technically literate....

I have an emachine m6809 laptop. Earlier today the machine seemed to freeze up and I ended up shutting it off by pressing the power button. I left it off for a number of hours. Now I can't get past the blue Windows XP screen that is divided in half where you click to enter and begin work. All the keys are frozen. The only way to turn the machine off is using the power button. I can't seem to get past that.

Any ideas?

A:Cannot get past blue Windows XP screen

uh, ctrl+alt+delete?

i used to have this problem when XP first came out, dont know what it was and thats the only thing that would do it for some odd reason... if you get in, i suggest you backup all your work then reinstall as this fixed my problem 2 years ago...

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I can boot ok in safe mode and the odd time can boot normally but for the most part I can't get back in.

I was online last night and got some weird popups from my virus scanner that said scripts were blocked so I clicked ok and went to do an online virus scan. When I got to trend micro and clicked the link I got an error that said the exe file was not a compatible win32 file. I knew something must be up as I had used it several times before. I revolted and my computer kept looping. I got in through safe mode and did a sys restore and rebooted. Everything seemed ok so I did the virus scan and it found 5 threats so I fixed those and it required a reboot and since that I can't get back in unless I am in safe mode.

I also ran chkdsk and let it fixed an error there but I am again stuck at the blue welcome screen.

I am running win xp home edition
Computer is a toshiba satellite P20 laptop

Any idea how to fix this issue? Does it sound software or hardware related?


Eta: can I run hjt's and the others in safe mode? I tried another restore just to get in but it locks up. So I am backing up pics and stuff now to an external. I went to another laptop and downloaded all programs suggested and can transfer to my wonky one but is it ok to run in safe mode?

A:Can't get past windows blue welcome screen

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Hi, When I start my computer, after logging in the blue screen appears and says "please wait whilst we load your settings". This is as far as it gets, I can only use the computer in Safe Mode. I have done a system restore, but that didn't help. The system has been running slow and I have run Malaware and Spybot and followed the advice given. Before logging off yesterday, Microsoft Security Systems informed me that I had over 100 problems and I ignored it as I was running late and switched the computer off, thinking I'd "clean" it today.

Anyone know what the problem might be and how to get rid of it? Thanks very much for any advice.


Have you tested the hardware? Memory, HDD, etc.
A failing HDD can cause any number of odd problems, same with bad memory. Test those first then let us know what the results are

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I have an acer aspire one d150. I t ried turning it on and the windows load screen blue bar just keeps going and going and wont ever load windows. I tried loading in the set up menu with last known good configuration and get the same thing, I tried loading with safe mode and get a blue screen "windows is starting up..." but it doesn't start. what can I do to get this working again? thanks*Moderator Edit: Moved topic from Windows 95/98/ME to the more appropriate forum. ~ Queen-Evie*

A:Windows xp wont load past screen with blue bar.

What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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WIndows 7 premium home version on a lenovo laptop freezing at splash screen. I can boot into safe mode just fine. Whereby I have to run a system restore back to an older date but the issue still comes back up and this seems to be especially true when trying to wake it from sleep mode. beyond the appcrash is there something else i should upload to help diagnose issue?

A:windows7 wont boot past windows splash screen - will boot to safe mod

A hasty fly by...
See if the link is of help.

Windows 7 won't boot after welcome screen. - Microsoft Answers

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#1 Hi, basically this probem arose from nowhere. I came back from holiday 6 days ago and my pc took longer than i remember to boot. Only till i realised the next day and day after it was getting longer and some times not loading past the 'Windows' screen. Each time when it hasn't loaded fully, I turn it off and re-boot pressing F8 to get up safe mode, which doesn't work at all.
It gets stuck on '/avgdiseh' doesn't load past and will stay like that till turned off. Start up repair does absolutely nothing, it asks to do System restore which then errors and reboots, if i press cancel it stays on the 'Scanning' screen for hours.. (8 hours today)

#2 I've now seemed to run into another problem trying to boot from my CD drive. First time I loaded everything correctly got to 'install windows' screen clicked start up repair which did nothing. Ever since that windows won't detect my CD drive even though it opens and did read CD's.(watched a film on it the other day)

I've looked online and other people have had the same problems and clearly i haven't found a solution yet. I've tried cleaning the inside of my case, double checking connections, changing boot options. From what i've read its either a failed HDD, failed RAM (, or failed CD drive in the case of my second dilemma)

I'm just curious as to whether anyone can pin point what the problem is. If its an easy fix or whether it is possibl... Read more

A:Windows wont boot past Start up Screen, and won't boot safe mode

it's the one following avgdiseh that is the problem

d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive


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I have a HP Pavilion m7750n. It came with Vista, but I formatted and put on XP.

I was having a lot of problems a few years after switching due to viruses, and what not, so I had a friend attach my HD to his computer to completely format it. We put it back into my comp, put XP back on it, and installed drivers. A couple months later, I went to HP to get a driver for the media part of the comp. When I tried to install it, it said that I had to free up memory on my C: Drive.

When we put the drive back into my comp and reinstalled everything, my HD set up a H: not C:

I went looking on how to change my drive letter back to C: and followed these instructions: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223188

I followed them exactly. When I rebooted, it came up to a screen that looks like the user choice screen, with no users. I can not click anything, and my keyboard only beeps at me.

I cannot boot into safe mode, and I tried clearing the boot proticals by moving the jumper.

Any ideas on how to correct with out reformatting again?

Thank you
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A:Changed Boot Drive Letter, Now will not boot past MS Windows XP screen

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can anyone help, i restarted my aspire 1642wlmi last night. when i restarted it everything was going normal untill it got to the blue screen that says acer aspire series, before the users of the computer show up. it just freezes on that screen. i've restored all the default settings and that hasn't done any good. thanks for your help on the matter. i do appreciate any info that you can give me.

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First post here

Most of our PC's are Windows XP running Office 2003 (with a view to going to Win 7 and Office 2010 very soon).

A couple of our users have been having the following problem -Turn on PC
Get to windows XP logo screen fine
Get to the blue desktop background screen...........no further progress even if left for 15 minutes.
The hard drive light flashes only briefly now and again at this point. Sometimes at this screen we will also get mouse function but nothing else.

The user normally has to restart their machine a number of times to get to the eventual logon box.

Another way around this is to do a hard power down and reboot the PC into safe mode. From safe mode do a restart and it goes straight in fine without getting stuck. Unfortunately this not something one of the Directors at the firm would like to be doing every morning when they come in.

Any ideas? At wits end at the moment

A:[SOLVED] HELP! Network PC boots up past XP logo then hangs at blue windows screen

When you boot in Safe Mode can you give us any errors that should be in your Event logs?

Right click on My Computer>Manage>Event Viewer>System

Let us know what EventID no. it gives and the source of the error. If you double click on one that says error, then the info will be on there.

Can you post the system specs as well.

Also, turn the machine off, and make sure that nothing has come loose, RAM, HDD connections, RAM etc,

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Hey guys:

I left my computer on overnight and all was fine. When I woke up this morning the Desktop Screen saver was frozen. So I did a hard re-boot. When it gets to Windows XP boot screen, the blinking dashes just keep scrolling. It gets no further.

I can get on through the safe mode with network connections, however, I can't connect to the network. Also I tried a system restore in the safe mode and restored it back a week ago and that didn't change anything.

Any ideas?


A:Can't get past the Windows boot-up screen??

Take a look in Event Viewer...to see what errors have been noted since the system last worked properly?How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/ What error messages do you receive...when attempting to connect online from Safe Mode With Networking?Try initiating chkdsk /r from safe mode? Start/Run...type chkdsk /r (space between k and /) and hit Enter. Type Y in response to onscreen query and hit Enter.Try to reboot the system...chkdsk /r should run/execute, then reboot.Louis

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Well - I'm new at this... please be patient with me. I've got a 4year old laptop - Compaq Presario 2500. When I turn it on, it begins to boot, but then freezes on the Windows XP screen (the one with the dark blue bar at the top and bottom). The mouse still works, but it just sits there. I've tried hitting keys, but nothing. I got in the safemode (entered my password), and 'reset defaults', but still nothing - same screen. Anybody have an idea? Please reply in layman's terms. Thanks in advance for your time!

Hellooooo...anyone out there? I got into Safe Mode (I think) and chose 'last good configuration'...thought this would be the ticket, but nope - back to the same screen again....

A:Won't boot past Windows XP screen

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Please help me if you can... I'm using a 4 year old laptop, Compaq Presario 2500. When I turn it on, it gets stuck at the Windows XP screen (the one with dark blue bars at the top and bottom. The mouse still works, but it won't go any further. I went to safe mode - entered my password - and 'reset defaults' hoping that would help, but nothing...
I'm a novice, so any help in layman's language would be appreciated. Thanks!

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first of all i am in my vista system as i write this, because i have 2 HDs, XP is my primary system but yesterday something happened, i usually leave it on hibernation when i have to leave and come back but when i did that and turn on the pc it went just fine but after the "windows is resuming" nothing happened, just blank. so i restarted the pc by holding the power button. then i usual i see the bios screen, etc then it asks me what system i want to load, i choose XP and i get the "windows did not start normally" so i pick start windows normal option, i get the windows loading screen then.... nothing. so i get frustrated i unplug my pc leave it for a while then restart go through the same steps, bios screen, systems etc. after picking XP again i get the same "windows did not start normally" and i choose safe mode, it starts ok. go inside check somethings and decided to do system restore. so i restore back 7 days. i restart and this time i am able to get in normally but today i had to do this at least 5 times and now it just doesnt work. i know the hard drive is ok because i can browse through it while in this system.

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My Dell Dimension 4500S kept opening an empty Microsoft file folder on start up so I made changes to the registry using regdit following the instruction to solve the problem. Now the computer boots fine but won't go past the logon screen. I have tried to boot from the CD and the same thing happens. Tried starting in safe mode and the same thing happens.

I don't have the password for the Administrator so the CD won't allow changes?

AM I seriously screwed?

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

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

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

Please & Thank You,

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

Hello there, Madog Welcome to the Se7enforums!

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

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

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

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

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

Any help would be appreciated thanks.

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

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

Hope this Helps..

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my laptop froze, i turned it off, and when i started it, it said to go to repar thing, but then it said theres an error, and that i have to put in vista disc, which i havnt got, and when i tried loading vista, it wouldnt,


the slider just keeps going back and forth, nothing happens, ive waited 15 mins now,

the same thing happend to my brothers laptop, which is exactly the same, but his loaded after some time, did disk repair, and then restarted, still took a while to get past boot screen, but it came and everything loaded

right, change, my laptop has now loaded, after what...15-20 mins, why is that?

hardware error, what should i do to make the startup time faster

A:Windows wont go past boot screen

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I am working on a Dell Optiplex GX270 that will not boot past the splash screen in normal mode, nor will it go into safe mode. I'm not getting any errors, just a very faint splash screen.

So far I've tried (with no success):
1) changing power supplies
2) put in a new video card
3) put in a different hard drive with a fresh Windows XP install
4) different memory

What am I missing?



A:Windows XP won't boot past splash screen

so the new drive with a new copy of XP wont boot?

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okay so for maybe 2 days i had this problem..
yesterday my computer shut off or seemed to shut off on its own while i while chatting.
the monitor went black and the monitor light was blinking and the tower lights were orange like if it was still busy or loading?
today i had to try for a hour before it actually rebooted but then shut off again after maybe 2hours
i try to reboot but i cant get past the boot screen part before this happens again?
what could be causing this?
how can i fix it?
thanks for any help

A:Windows will not make it past boot screen

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The other day my sis was on my pc and was playing a game on the net and apparently the screen just turned off.. now when i start it up it gets to the windows xp boot screen but after that just goes black. i can start it up in safe mode so i can safely say it is not a monitor issue but i have no idea what it could be. i have tried all the different system restore checkpoints and it is still not working. i have tried just leaving it running and after aboput 45-60 min still nothing. any help would be very appreciated.

A:PC wont boot past windows xp screen..

Change any drivers with a yellow in device manager.

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The problem computer is running XP Pro 64-bit SP2 with all the latest updates

This problem happened last night. My fiancee says she was on my computer and she unintentionally sent the computer into standby . She thought the computer had gone into hibernate instead and hit the power button which shut down the machine. When I came home, I booted up the computer but everything was weird. The explorer windows had no address bar, I was unable to get the start menu to pop up, and a couple programs gave some dll errors. The system also couldn't detect that I had any audio card/drivers installed. I was unable to access display properties but task manager seemed to work fine. I did a critical area scan with Kaspersky but nothing was found. I decided to restore my backup registry from earlier in the day and reboot to see if it helped.

Upon reboot, windows won't go past the welcome screen. There are no users listed, just the blue background, the dark blue borders on the top and bottom, and the XP logo in the center. I can move the mouse cursor but I can't access anything including task manager. The only keyboard combo I've found to work is ALT+TAB which I tried at the suggestion of this microsoft support article: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;816873

All the symptoms under the "CAUSE" section are true for my machine. When I try to ALT+TAB however, I only see two choices titled "Log Onto Windows" and "Windows Logon&... Read more

A:Can't get windows to boot past blank welcome screen

Well, after searching for hours on end for an answer, trying various things I decided to do a repair install of windows. I managed to save my main hard drive's contents but one of my attempts to install windows on my slave drive resulted in death to everything it contained. Oh well, the irreplaceable data is safe so I don't mind too much because it could have been worse.


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I'm trying to fix a Windows XP machine right now and I'm stuck.

It boots just fine up to the Windows XP logo screen, then the monitor goes black as if it's going to continue to the next screen...and it doesn't. The screen just stays black.

When I try to boot it up in Safe Mode, it loads to a black screen with the "Safe Mode" label on each corner on the screen & the version information at the top. The cursor loads...and that's it.


A:Windows XP won't boot past the boot screen

Have you made any new hardware/software changes recently?

Also, have you tried loading the last known good configuration....plus do you have your Windows installation disc?

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I have an ACER extensa 5630Z. It's been running all day, and I looked over and it had restarted and got stuck at a blank screen with a blink cursur, Every reboot will show the Acer splash screen, then straight to the blank screen with the blinking cursor. Any ideas what I can do to fix this? I've hit F2 and can get into the bios, but other than that I don't know what to do... Please help... Let me know if you need more information...
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!

A:Windows 7 won't boot past Acer splash screen

Does the drive show in BIOS?

I would run diagnostics on the hard drive


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I'll start my computer, it will post and go into the BIOS just fine, it will always get past the screen right after the bios (with the motherboard logo and the windows spinning dots) and then it will go to a blank screen of blackness. It's had this problem off and on for a while, and I put in a new power supply about 2 weeks ago and it fixed the problem but now it will only boot into safe mode.

It has no problems in safe mode and I have not seen it BSOD once.

What kind of necessary information should I gather for y'all? This has been happening for a couple of months now, and it used to be sporadic on the old power supply, but then it always happened, and now it seems to be happening all of the time now as well. Oddly, if I were to disconnect the ethernet cable it seemed to boot up better on the old power supply, but it doesn't matter what I disconnect now, it doesn't seem to want to boot up past the spinning logo thing before you actually get into any kind of windows 8.

Thank you all so much!

A:Computer will not boot up past the windows splash screen

First off, the ethernet cable has nothing to do with it. Of course the old adage goes. If it worked before you messed with it. Now it does not. You did something wrong.

Go back and check all connections and add-on cards. Also what is the wattage of the new Power supply. What is the wattage of the old Power supply.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Windows wont boot past loading screen.

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

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PC was put to bed last night as per usual - no problems. In the morning, it was still powered up, supposedly in sleep mode, but would not wake. Pressed the rest button to reboot, but as soon as the windows 7 splash screen starts I get BSOD crash, and can't get any further past that. After several failures the system detected that I was having trouble loading windows and so gave me the opportunity to run system repair. I did this, but it came up with the message that it could not repair the system, and that a patch file was stopping windows from loading. I then tried to go back to a restore point - there were 5 available to me. 3 failed within 10 seconds of attempting with the error that it failed. Helpful. 1 failed after a longer wait with a message saying restore files were corrupt and pointed to a Trend Micro folder (which is my antivirus). The last restore point got to the point where it said it was finished, but then reported it had failed because of missing restore files.

I haven't tried booting up in safe mode, but if that gets me into windows, what next?

Do I guess that trend pushed through a patch overnight that screwed things up, so therefore proceed to uninstall it and see what happens?

Any other suggestions?

Sorry I can't post any of the files you ask for in a BSOD incident but I can't get into the PC.

Thanks for reading this.

A:BSOD on boot up - can't get past Windows splash screen

If you can boot to safe mode than the core system is ok.

In safe mode you can do a system file check.
sfc /scannow
this operation will check and try to repair system files if there are any errors.

If there are errors which sfc cannot fix inplace reinstallation can be considered as next step:

read tutorial to see what will be reset to default state.

If you have important user data on disk boot from CD/DVD/USB and save all your user files before attempting any further repairs !

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OK, it all started when i ran ad-aware se. it found some adware. i looked over them and nothing looked essential to the computer running, so i deleted them. so i reboot. after i reboot, i get a system network error right after i select the name i wanted to get on xp with. i cant remember exactly what it said but it gave me 1 minute before it would auto-shutdown my computer. i couldnt stop it, so i had to wait. then when my computer came back on, i couldnt get on the internet. i tried everythign, but it wouldnt connect. so then i thought that i had just deleted some important files when i ran ad-aware.

so then i decided to pop in my windows xp pro disc and do a repair. well the repair goes fine. then it reboots after it finishes repairing. well the first thing i see after i see my intel motherboard splashscreen, is an error screen (not blue, its black) that says there was an error and if i wanted to start in safe mode, safe mode network (i think), safe mode...something else, start back at the most recent configuration where my computer worked, or start windows normally. well i tried all of them and none of them helped me. with each i got the same error:

my computer would come to that black screen i just describe above, then no matter what i picked it would go to the windows xp slashscreen (you know, when it shows the bar loading). it would just hang there for about 2 seconds and then jump right to a blue screen. the blue screen stays on for about half a second, and then... Read more

A:Computer won't boot past the Windows XP splash screen

Boot up www.knoppix.net and back up your files. Reformat and install XP. I'd suspect a virus based on 'auto-shutdown'.

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Hello there. I have a 7 year old Dell Dimension 2400 computer. It has Windows XP(32 bit) with 4 gigs of ram.

Recently I have installed several new software programs. Mostly utility applications and stuff to play video files. Things of that nature.

My computer froze up yesterday when I had a few applications running. I let it sit there for a while and it never unlocked itself and would not respond to anything I typed on the keyboard. I turned the power off and then turned it back on.

When I turn the power on it starts up the boot process. It displays the manufacturer information, then it goes to the Windows page, then I get a green screen of death, then it goes to a black screen with white text telling me that my system has crashed and asking me if I want to start up in safe mode or regular mode, etc. I have tried safe and regular but neither one will boot up beyond the Windows XP screen.

Any ideas on how I can resolve this? Do I need to create a CD boot disk and try to use that to load Windows properly?

Thank you so much in advance.


A:Computer won't boot up all the way...... can't make it past the Windows XP screen

Hi True Colors

You get a green screen? Are you sure it isn't blue? If it is, select the disable automatic restart on system failure option and write down the error code and any drivers mentioned.

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